Newspaper headlines: 'Markle vs Markle' and PM targets crime gangs

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The Duchess of Sussex's legal battle with the Mail on Sunday makes the front of the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and the Sun.

The Daily Mail calls it the "courtroom showdown the Royals will be dreading" - saying there is the prospect of Meghan's father testifying against her in the action she has brought against its sister newspaper for publishing one of her letters to him.

The Daily Telegraph says the Mail on Sunday's defence rips open Meghan's rift with her father again.

It believes the court case, whenever it should take place, is likely to be the trial of the century with the duchess pitted against her father in the witness box.

Elsewhere, "Live and let fly" is the Sun's headline proclaiming the deal to save the regional airline Flybe from collapse.

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Huffpost UK says the promise of a government review of air passenger duty is a "significant intervention" by Boris Johnson's new Conservative administration and is seen as crucial to keeping the firm afloat.

But the Financial Times believes Flybe deserves no special breaks. The government should support transport links with remote areas by subsidising routes, it says - not by propping up a struggling airline.

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On other front pages, the Guardian reports the UK authorities failed to pass on details of 75,000 convictions involving foreign criminals to their home countries in the EU.

It says the Police National Computer error went undetected for five years and was later concealed for fear of damaging Britain's reputation in Europe.

As a result of the apparent cover-up, the paper claims that the EU's trust in Britain on security issues has sunk to a new low.

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According to the Times, Boris Johnson is to take personal charge of a new cross-Whitehall taskforce to tackle surging levels of knife crime and violence.

The aim, the paper says, is to "cut the head off the snake" of criminal gangs and restore the Conservatives' reputation as the party of law and order.

The Politics Home website says the Labour MP, Lisa Nandy, has received a significant boost in her bid to be the next Labour leader after receiving the backing of the National Union of Mineworkers.

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The website points out that the NUM is the first trade union to support her campaign and puts her a step closer to winning a place on the final ballot.

The Daily Express is backing what it calls Boris Johnson's "extraordinary plea" for a public fundraising campaign to pay for renovation work on Big Ben to be halted so it can chime as Britain leaves the EU at the end of the month.

"Big Ben Must Bong for Brexit" is the headline.

But a call by Brexiteers for church bells to ring as well in celebration of Britain's exit from the EU has caused a bit of a ding-dong, as the Times explains.

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It says the body representing bellringers is refusing to endorse what it sees as "the ringing of bells for political reasons", a stance apparently supported by bishops and vicars.

And finally, the sketchwriters are not very flattering about the prime minister's demeanour during his morning interview on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday.

The Daily Mail's Henry Deedes says Mr Johnson betrayed all the signs of a man who had only just rolled out of bed, while Michael Deacon in the Daily Telegraph likens him to a panda awakening from a blissful night's sleep, yawning, blinking dreamily, and then calling to his wife for tea and bamboo on toast.