Newspaper headlines: 'Pressure' on Prince Andrew and 'super Saturday'

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Image caption Ghislaine Maxwell is a former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein

The arrest and court appearance in the US of Ghislaine Maxwell is the main story for most of the papers. The former girlfriend of the convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with assisting his abuse of young girls

The Times says the Duke of York has been drawn further into the Jeffrey Epstein scandal after the arrest of his friend.

The Telegraph believes the spotlight of public scrutiny will turn once again to Prince Andrew. The Guardian says that with Ms Maxwell now in the headlines, there seems little respite in sight from the unrelenting pressure the duke has found himself under.

The prince has previously denied any involvement in or knowledge of Epstein's actions.

For its lead, the Financial Times says the chancellor will put jobs at the heart of his post-coronavirus economic statement next week - but has told Tory MPs not to expect big tax cuts.

It says Rishi Sunak's statement will mark a shift in his coronavirus strategy from a support phase, where the government "wrapped its arms around the UK economy", to a stimulus phase, where it encourages households and companies to spend as normally as possible.

According to the paper, he wants to help those sectors most exposed to the fallout from Covid-19, such as hospitality.

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In Scotland, the main news is First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's announcement that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in shops from next week.

"Scots face the big cover-up as lockdown eased further," is the headline in the Scotsman.

The SNP MP, Gillian Martin - writing in the National - says Scots have so far been unenthusiastic about putting on masks, but if most have to do it, there won't be any embarrassment and it will become part of everyday life.

She tells readers that whether their covering is disposable, made from a tea towel, a bandana, is a chi-chi one from an online designer, or in their football colours - wear it with pride.

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Image caption First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the move on Thursday

The Daily Telegraph reports that pupils will be able to get a GCSE in French, German or Spanish without being able to speak the language, under plans to slim down courses because of the lockdown.

It says that next summer, the oral component of modern foreign languages exams - which makes up 25% of the grade - will be axed and pupils will instead receive a "teacher endorsement".

The paper quotes Ofqual, the exam watchdog, as saying it had heard from teachers that the recording takes time to arrange and manage.

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Image caption Pubs are among the venues which will be allowed to reopen in England on Saturday

Finally, Boris Johnson's appeal to drinkers "not to overdo it" when pubs in England reopen on Saturday is widely reported - and makes the lead for the Daily Express.

In a message in the Daily Telegraph, the prime minister also urges the public: "Be sensible and super Saturday will be a great success".

However, the i says fears of a "wild weekend" appear to be "overblown". A survey carried out for the paper suggests that only 7% of the 2,000 people questioned plan to go to a pub, feeling it is too early to venture out.

The research - by Redfield & Wilton Strategies - also finds that just 2% will be going to the cinema and 5% will have their hair cut. Instead of going out this weekend, the paper says people will be raising a glass at home.