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What the papers say – April 10

Action on Syria, a pensioner living in fear and a drive to beat prostate cancer are on the front pages.

Calls for the West to take retaliatory action over the suspected Syrian gas attack top the agenda on Tuesday.

The fallout from the death of a burglar after a raid at a pensioner’s home also makes headlines, while a national push to tackle prostate cancer also features prominently.

The Times says the Prime Minister is under pressure from her ministers and Britain’s allies to join a US-led retaliatory military strike against the Assad regime.

Former foreign secretary William Hague has warned the West must take military action against the Assad regime or else risk legitimising chemical warfare, writing in the Daily Telegraph that there was “little doubt” he would recommend intervention had he still been in office.

The Guardian leads with US president Donald Trump’s warning that “nothing is off the table” and he will decide in 48 hours whether to launch a military reprisal.

The Financial Times says Russian stocks suffered their worst day in four years after the latest US sanctions and fears over the Syria conflict sparked a sell-off.

Theresa May is launching a five-year campaign to tackle prostate cancer on Monday in a drive to save thousands of lies a year, the Daily Mail reports.

The plans will focus on early diagnosis of prostate cancer, innovative new treatments and better care for the disease that affects one in eight men, the i says.

Meanwhile employers are failing to understand the struggles of thousands of diabetics, with some forced to quit their jobs over the condition, according to a study reported by the Daily Express.

Pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks is staying in a safe house after receiving death threats from friends of burglar Henry Vincent, who died following a struggle at his home, The Sun reports.

The Metro says a “shrine” with floral tributes has been set up for Vincent outside Mr Osborn-Brooks’s home.

In other news, the Daily Mirror says 129 Premier League stars face “financial ruin” after landing a £250 million tax bill over an avoidance scheme cracked by HMRC.


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