Newspaper review: White House race, NHS cash claims and Bank boss's future

According to the front of the Daily Mail, the race for the White House has been "thrown wide open" with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump now neck and neck.

The Clinton campaign has been "rocked", the paper says, by the email scandal which has wiped out a 12-point lead.

It has "let Trump back into the game," says the Daily Telegraph. "Trump picks up poll surge" is the headline in the i.

The Daily Mirror says FBI chief James Comey has gone against a long-standing policy of not disclosing details of active investigations or taking actions that could affect an election. It calls his action "indefensible".

Poor health?

There is a big focus on the NHS in England and the letter sent by five MPs, including the Tory head of the health select committee, demanding that the government stops claiming to be injecting an extra £10bn.

"Our country's most precious public service is currently stranded on the financial equivalent of a hospital trolley," says the Mirror.

The Telegraph and the Sun quote a survey suggesting almost half of NHS authorities are drawing up plans to cut beds.

According to the Sun, the authorities say the cuts are part of modernisation plans - but a spokeswoman for the Royal College of Midwives tells the paper they "look alarmingly like cost savings disguised as service improvement".

School study

The Mail highlights a report commissioned by a Labour council that claims grammar schools "can transform white, working-class areas", enabling children on free school meals to achieve as much as those from middle-class backgrounds.

The study was carried out for Knowsley Council in Merseyside by the think tank ResPublica.

It warns, however, that the move can be successful only if the schools are in heavily deprived areas where there are no middle-class parents to play the admissions system.

Financial 'asset'

The Times and Financial Times both agree that Bank of England governor Mark Carney will announce this week that he will stay in post until 2021, serving his full term.

The Telegraph calls him "an asset". "Since the Brexit decision," it says, "he's shown the sureness of touch that landed him the job in the first place."

It urges him to make a speedy decision, as the current uncertainty will soon start to damage Britain's economic position.

Citizen surge

According to the Guardian, descendants of German Jews who fled the Nazis and found refuge in Britain are making use of their legal right - granted after the war - to become German citizens following the Brexit vote.

German authorities, the paper says, have reported a 20-fold increase in the number of applications.

About 400 are being processed compared with the usual annual figure of 25, and 100 more are said to be "in the pipeline".

Michael Newman, chairman of the Association of Jewish Refugees, tells the paper that the process of applying for citizenship of a country that had treated their ancestors so badly is a "considerable psychological challenge" for many Jews.

Light work

Finally, good news from the Mail.

The Good Housekeeping Institute has drawn up a list of jobs that need doing only once a year.

It includes cleaning the window frames, clearing out the kitchen drawer, washing the curtains... and wiping the light bulbs.