What the papers say – April 25
Windrush, junk food and satellites lead Wednesday’s papers.
Wednesday’s front pages lead with a range of stories including the latest on the Windrush row, a crackdown on junk food offers and “plans” for Britain’s own satellite system.
Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, along with their wives Melania and Brigitte, are pictured on many of the papers as the French president’s state visit to the US continues.
As the Government tries to recover from the Windrush row, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called for a wider amnesty for illegal immigrants from the Commonwealth, provided they are “squeaky clean” and do not have criminal records, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Meanwhile EU politicians have called for proof that Europeans living in Britain will not suffer the same mistreatment as the Windrush generation, The Independent reports.
A row with Brussels over intelligence has led Britain to begin considering plans for its own satellite system as an alternative to the EU’s 10 billion euro (£8.7bn) Galileo project, the Financial Times reports.
The Daily Mail reports on the latest from TSB’s “catastrophic IT meltdown” that left many of the bank’s customers unable to access accounts, saying problems could persist for weeks.
Buy-one-get-one-free deals on junk food are set to be banned as part of the effort to tackle obesity following a cross-party agreement, The Times reports.
Tomorrow's Times front page: Ban on junk food deals as obesity drive unites MPs pic.twitter.com/4xIHIk4cSY— The Times of London (@thetimes) April 24, 2018
The British system for fire testing building materials has been branded “utterly inadequate” in a highly critical report commissioned by insurers after the Grenfell Tower disaster, The Guardian reports.
A teacher says digital clocks are being used in exam halls because teenage pupils struggle to tell the time from analogue faces, The Sun reports.
Tomorrow's front page: Schools forced to scrap traditional clocks for digital ones - because teenagers can't tell the time pic.twitter.com/djq3JCYtCZ— The Sun (@TheSun) April 24, 2018
A seven-year-old boy who underwent a five-organ transplant is on the front of the Daily Mirror after he returned home a month after the surgery.
The i reports on Jewish leaders’ reaction to a “highly-charged” meeting with Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism in the Labour party.
The Metro leads with a worrying study that found record levels of plastic pollution in the Arctic.
And the Daily Express carries a call by Dame Esther Rantzen for abuse of the elderly to be classed as a hate crime.