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Newspaper headlines: Boris v May and Evans quits BBC

Newspaper headlines: Boris v May and Evans quits BBC
Newspaper headlines: Boris v May and Evans quits BBC

Newspaper headlines: Boris v May and Evans quits BBC

By BBC News Staff

  • 3 September 2018

Image caption The Daily Express carries the headline "Boris v May" as it focuses on the former foreign secretary's attack on the prime minister's Brexit plan. Does the "vitriolic assault... signal the start of an audacious bid for No 10?" asks the Express.
Image caption The i says Theresa May is "under siege from Brexit rebels" from both sides. It reports the attack on the Chequers deal from pro-Europe former minister Justine Greening and leading Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Image caption Chris Evans' decision to leave BBC Radio 2 for Virgin Radio is the lead story in the Daily Mirror. The paper says the move comes a year after the breakfast show presenter's salary came under the spotlight.
Image caption Chris Evans is also on the front page of a number of other papers, including the Sun. Its carries the headline "Evans sent" and the presenter's comment that he is returning to his "spiritual home" of Virgin Radio, where he hosted shows on an earlier incarnation of the station in the 1990s.
Image caption The Times says the home secretary is to announce a significant extension of stop and search powers for police. It reports the move marks Sajid Javid's latest departure from Theresa May's legacy in the role, amid concerns about violent crime.
Image caption The Daily Telegraph says Labour members defied criticism from Jewish groups by re-electing an activist embroiled in a row over anti-Semitism to the party's ruling body. Its main photo is of England's Alastair Cook, who has announced he is to retire from international cricket.
Image caption The Guardian carries figures from Public Health England suggesting that 80% of adults have hearts that are more damaged than they should be given their age. Doctors said the number of people with an "older" heart should spur them on to ditch unhealthy lifestyles, it reports.
Image caption The Daily Mail says Facebook has been condemned by the mother of schoolgirl Lucy McHugh, who was found stabbed to death in in Southampton. Police need to follow a lengthy legal process to obtain a suspect's password because the media giant will not automatically reveal it, the paper says.
Image caption The Metro leads on the announcement by BBC Radio 5 Live news presenter Rachael Bland that she has "only got days" to live, following her 2016 breast cancer diagnosis. The paper says Bland has touched countless hearts with her irreverent blog and podcast about battling the disease.
Image caption The Financial Times reports the "sweeping" austerity programme unveiled in Argentina. President Mauricio Macri is attempting to calm the markets and lenders after the country's currency collapsed, it says.
Image caption The Daily Star leads on Roxanne Pallett's apology to fellow Celebrity Big Brother contestant Ryan Thomas - the former soap star says she "overreacted" after the incident and now accepts he had not deliberately punched her on the TV show.

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