The plight of rail travellers confused by a pricing system they fear is ripping them off is the main front page story for the Times and the Daily Telegraph.
The Times asks why it’s taken so long to sort out the chaos and calls current price discrepancies “scandalous”.
Paul Plummer, the head of the industry body, the Rail Delivery Group, admits in a piece for the Telegraph that customers deserve better.
“NHS cuts will kill kids” declares the headline on the front page of the Daily Mirror.
The paper reports fears that a shortage of specialist doctors and nurses could lead to the closure of paediatric services at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire.
The local NHS Trust says it is working hard to avoid moving services and “this isn’t about saving money, it’s about safety”.
The Financial Times says hundreds of staff in the government’s Department for International Trade are set to lose their jobs because of a budget squeeze.
A source has told the paper that the job cuts will affect other officials in places such as China and India who help British companies sell their goods abroad.
The Times claims the Premier League has for years been secretly arranging fixtures so that none of the top six clubs meet on the first or final weekends of the football season to please broadcasters and to boost attendances at matches.
The arrangement is revealed in a tender document that the league provided to broadcasters.
The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust tells the paper that all clubs should be treated equally and fans who attend matches should be the priority – rather than TV viewers.
Many of the papers – including the Mail, the Mirror, the Sun and the Express – tell the story of a couple who were due to marry in Zimbabwe when they were attacked by a crocodile which almost severed the woman’s arm.
Zanele Ndlovu had to have the limb amputated after the attack which happened during a canoeing trip on the Zambezi River.
But just five days after the attack, on the day they had planned, she married her fiancee, Jamie Fox, at a hospital chapel.
Mike Hughes is a limo driver and self-taught rocket scientist. On Feb. 3, he plans to launch himself into the stratosphere in a rocket built in his garage. His ultimate goal is to get to outer space and prove that Earth is flat. This will be his third attempt.
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