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What the papers say – April 21

Fly-tipping and the upcoming royal wedding also make the fronts.

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

The continuing saga over the immigration status of the so-called Windrush generation and a development in the Salisbury poisoning case lead the Saturday papers.

The Times leads with claims that children are being lured to Britain with the promise of trials at Premier League football clubs or modelling contracts only to be forced into slavery.

The Daily Telegraph claims the intelligence services have identified key people in the nerve agent attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury last month.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is reported to have boasted about an ambitious plan to increase the number of people being removed from the UK, according to The Guardian.

The Financial Times carries a report that ledgers containing details of those who arrived in the UK on the HMT Empire Windrush are in the National Archives, which may back the claims of those fighting for citizenship.

The leads on a report which claims tick saliva may hold the “key” for the treatment of a number of conditions.

The Independent reports warnings migrants are less likely to get treatment for infectious diseases owing to the UK’s immigration strategy.

The Daily Mirror reports an 81-year-old woman was blocked from returning to the UK after visiting Jamaica for a funeral.

The Sun carries a claim that Prince Charles made a “race gaffe”.

The Daily Mail reports on a “crackdown” on fly-tipping, with the paper saying those who dump their litter could face fines of up to £400.

The Daily Express has an interview with former royal servant Paul Burrell talking about the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

While the Daily Star reports on the ongoing legal proceedings of a man accused of supplying a drug which led to the death of the daughter of a Coronation Street star.

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