Newspaper headlines: 'Work out to help out' call and 'jobs hell'

  • 10 July 2020
Image caption "You'd better shape up", is the instruction on the front of Metro to readers who have been taking it easy during lockdown. Reporting on the reopening on gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres, it says the country can "get back in shape at last".
Image caption The Times borrows Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden's call to "work out to help out" for its headline, adding that cricket can resume this weekend and amateur football as soon as guidelines are agreed. The paper also says the prime minister intends to ban promotions on unhealthy food after coronavirus convinced him action on obesity was needed.
Image caption The public is being given the chance to get "match fit to beat the virus", says the i newspaper, also quoting the culture secretary. But it says the UK's finances will take longer to recover, with economists warning the country will be paying back the cost of fighting the pandemic for decades.
Image caption Salons are the focus of the Daily Telegraph's front page, as they reopen from Monday and "normality edges closer" - words from Mr Dowden that give the paper its headline. It says there is also a "chink of light" for theatres as the government begins "trials of indoor performances with limited audiences".
Image caption "They've sunk our cruises", cries the Daily Mail, however. As other businesses reopen, the paper says the Foreign Office has warned against all travel on cruise ships - a "dramatic intervention" that is a "huge blow" to the travel industry.
Image caption The Daily Mirror reports on what it calls the "jobs hell at High St icons" as Boots, Burger King and John Lewis announce they are cutting staff. The paper says it brings job losses since the coronavirus crisis began to more than 150,000.
Image caption Chancellor Rishi Sunak is "under fire" over the job cuts, says the FT. It reports that an influential think tank criticised his £30bn package to avert job losses as "poorly targeted".
Image caption The Guardian's lead story takes a wider view, reporting concerns from the World Health Organization that the pandemic is accelerating across the globe. The WHO's head said it has yet to reach its peak and the virus is not under control in most of the world, the paper reports.
Image caption "A kick in the teeth!" is the verdict of the Daily Express on the BBC's decision to go ahead with ending free TV licences for most over-75s. The paper says BBC bosses were accused of "fleecing" pensioners.
Image caption And the Daily Star leads with the news that one in five Britons report worse eyesight since lockdown - "coronavision" from too much screen time, it speculates. The paper says it recalls the plight of the prime minister's adviser, Dominic Cummings, who claimed he drove to Barnard Castle to test his poor vision. "Didn't see that Cumming" is the headline.

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Newspaper headlines: 'Meal deal chancellor' and £30bn rescue plan

  • 9 July 2020
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Image caption The chancellor broke with Tory orthodoxy, according to the Daily Mail

The papers are dominated by the chancellor's mini-budget, and gorge on the opportunities for food-related headlines that his discount-dining scheme offers.

"Grab a £10 Rishi Dishi" says the front page of Metro - with the trade body UK Hospitality telling the paper the initiative is a "huge bonus".

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Newspaper headlines: Sunak's £2bn jobs fund and 'shock' Depp claims

  • 8 July 2020
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Image caption The papers say Chancellor Rishi Sunak will try to prevent an unemployment disaster

The front pages are clear about the scale of the chancellor's task. 

The Financial Times says he'll attempt to "stave off" an "unemployment disaster" which is threatening to "erupt in the autumn"

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Newspaper headlines: China's warning to UK and 'naughty Tory' on trial

  • 7 July 2020
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Image caption The foreign secretary is under pressure to sanction Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, after China imposed a severe new security law

Leaks from Whitehall that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is to announce a stamp duty holiday for house buyers in his economic statement on Wednesday are widely reported.

But the i newspaper says the government briefings suggested the measure won't come in until the autumn, and economists and MPs have urged him to introduce it immediately or risk paralysing the housing market for months. 

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Newspaper headlines: Lifeline for UK culture and stamp duty 'holiday'

  • 6 July 2020
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Image caption Theatres like the Old Vic in central London have been closed since March

The government's rescue package for the arts prompts widespread sighs of relief on Monday's front pages.

"Saved!" is the headline in the Daily Express, while the Metro declares: "The show will go on".

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Newspaper headlines: Row over NHS cash pledge and PM's Huawei 5G 'ban'

  • 5 July 2020
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Image caption Rishi Sunak will make a statement on spending in the Commons on Wednesday

The easing of lockdown restrictions in England features on most of the front pages, but several papers lead on their own exclusives.

The Observer says the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is under fire for refusing to give another £10bn to the NHS, despite his pledge to provide the health service with "whatever it needs".

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Newspaper headlines: 'Eat out to help out' and PM calls for restraint

  • 4 July 2020
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Image caption Pubs reopened early on Saturday

The Times says it is the moment that much of the country has waited 103 days for - as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas in England reopen.

The Sun predicts that "gasping punters" will sink 15 million pints of beer in England today, and it urges people to drink to "our first proper taste of freedom".

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

  • 3 July 2020
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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.

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Newspaper headlines: Hong Kong law and 'lost NHS heroes'

  • 2 July 2020
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Image caption Protesters gathered in Hong Kong on Wednesday

"Crowds defy crackdown" is the caption on the Guardian's front page photo of a demonstrator being arrested - his T-shirt emblazoned with the word "courage" - during Wednesday's protests in Hong Kong.

Images of tear gas, batons and armed police feature heavily across many of the front pages. "Escape to the UK" is the caption for the i's coverage as it details the British government's offer of citizenship to up to three million residents.

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Newspaper headlines: 'More local lockdowns' and verdict on PM's speech

  • 1 July 2020
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The Guardian leads with a warning that more local lockdowns could be on the way, after restrictions were tightened again in Leicester.

It carries comments from virologist Prof Deenan Pillay, as its front page reminds readers that the crisis is still very much ongoing.

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