Newspaper headlines: 'Vanity candidates' for Tory leadership 'screwed by Boris'

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Boris Johnson's clear victory in the first round of the Conservative leadership contest is the main story for most of the papers.

"One Foot in Number 10" is the Daily Mail's headline. "Who Can Stop Boris Now?" the Express asks.

The Daily Telegraph says his supporters have called on the weakest four candidates to pull out of the race so the field can be whittled down to the final two during the second vote next Tuesday.

According to the Financial Times, Sajid Javid in particular is under pressure to drop out and support the frontrunner, with Mr Johnson's allies hinting he "might make a good chancellor".

The Independent website says the other contenders are now vying to claim the mantle of the "stop Boris" candidate.

The Guardian reports they are in talks about joining forces to provide the strongest challenge to the former foreign secretary - what the Sun calls the "plot to put Boris back in his box".

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Image caption Dame Cheryl Gillan announces the result of the first round of voting in the Tory leadership race

The next few days of the contest - the Times suggests - will be dominated by the race to take him on.

But the Spectator website says with Mr Johnson looking increasingly unassailable among both MPs and the wider Tory membership, the second place candidate will come under pressure to step aside before the grassroots get a say.

This would give Mr Johnson more time in Number 10 to work on his Brexit strategy and speak to EU leaders before they go on their summer holidays.

Pictures of an oil tanker on fire in the Gulf of Oman - one of the two that came under attack on Thursday - are on a number of front pages and make the lead for the Guardian.

The paper says the images speak volumes about what's at stake - with even the hint of obstruction in the Strait of Hormuz enough to upset the oil markets.

The Daily Mirror leads on demands by what it calls a number of BBC "legends" to ditch plans to scrap free TV licences for most over-75s.

They include the former Strictly Come Dancing judge, Len Goodman, Dame Esther Rantzen and the actor, Ricky Tomlinson.

The second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire is marked by a number of editorials complaining that not enough has been done to make high-rise blocks safe.

The Daily Express says cladding still appears to be an issue in Britain.

In the Daily Mirror's words, thousands are still living in buildings clad with the same combustible material, and despite calls by coroners, sprinklers have not been retro-fitted.

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