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What the papers say – April 19

Tributes to Dale Winton also feature in Thursday’s papers.

The continuing saga over the treatment of the Windrush generation,  a war on plastic and Britain getting a blast of hot air are being covered in Thursday’s papers.

The Times leads on an investigation into poorly built homes, with the paper reporting Bovis Homes has been accused of failing to adequately repair defects – with the company saying they have made “huge changes” to the build quality of their properties.

The Daily Telegraph reports comments made by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about knife crime, as he called for wider use of stop and search powers.

The Guardian leads on the death of a 57-year-old Dexter Bristol, whose mother says his being classed as an illegal immigrant and dismissed from his job ultimately led to the stress which caused him to pass away.

The Financial Times runs with Unilever, who are said to be facing “investor rebellion” over suggestions its base could shift to the Netherlands.

Weather leads the Metro, as the UK was dealt a “spring scorcher”.

The runs with Britain’s “war on plastic” as straws are set to be outlawed in England.

The Independent says that Home Secretary Amber Rudd is under pressure following the death of Mr Bristol.

The Daily Mirror has an interview with Meghan Markle’s brother who claims the US actress has “forgotten her roots”.

The Sun leads on the death of Dale Winton at 62, calling the Supermarket Sweep and Lotto presenter a “telly favourite”.

The Daily Express writes that Britain is facing a “grave health crisis” with 22 million people suffering two or more chronic conditions.

And the Daily Star leads on tributes to the late Dale Winton.


From Belfast Telegraph