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What the papers say – April 20

The resignation of a charity boss also makes the front pages.

What the papers say - April 18
What the papers say - April 18

Unseasonably warm weather and the latest on Brexit and the Windrush saga feature prominently on Friday’s fronts.

The Times leads with reports of a cabinet rift over post-Brexit immigration policy with the Home Secretary reported to back a softer policy while Prime Minister Theresa May has a “hardline stance”, the paper said.

Brexit leads the Daily Telegraph, with the paper reporting proposals which would avoid a “hard border” in Northern Ireland have been rebuffed by the European Union.

The Guardian carries developments in the Windrush story,  with one of those affected claiming there was “no clarity” about whether he will be able to get radiotherapy.

The Financial Times leads on a potential battle for Spire after the Irish drugmaker rejected a takeover from Takeda.

The Metro leads on the Royals, after the Queen gave her blessing to Prince Charles succeeding her as head of the Commonwealth.

The reports on the hot weather, saying runners taking part in the London Marathon have been warned of high temperatures.

The Independent reports that Theresa May “ignored repeated Home Office warnings” caused by the so-called hostile environment migration policies.

The Daily Mirror carries an interview with Duwayne Brooks who was with Stephen Lawrence when he died in which he says he wants to heal the rift with the murder victim’s parents.

The Sun reports a group of soldiers have sprayed slogans on the walls of their barracks in protest at the treatment of the company’s dog.

The Daily Mail leads on the resignation of Sir Alan Parker, who left his role as chairman of Save the Children International following claims of a cover-up of harassment allegations against two executives.

The Daily Express decries a postcode lottery over the cost of social care.

And the Daily Star runs with a story about TV star Dale Winton who died on Wednesday.

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