What the papers say – April 3
Cancer screening, criminal justice ‘failures’ and a legal battle over blue passports make for a diverse offering of news on Tuesday.
Matters of health and justice are among a variety of stories on the front pages.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Andrew Lansley, who was health secretary between 2010 and 2012, has said his bowel cancer could have been caught sooner if his pilot screening programme had been rolled out nationwide.
Lord Lansley’s revelation comes as a new screening system being trialled in 10 NHS hospitals was described as “revolutionary”, the i says.
Meanwhile The Guardian says previously unpublished figures show thousands of ambulances are being preventing from responding to emergencies every day due to delays handing patients over at A&Es – something the NHS says should never happen.
The Guardian front page, Tuesday 3 April 2018 | Revealed: hidden toll of ambulance delays at A&E puts lives at risk pic.twitter.com/QEWFFrrJjh— The Guardian (@guardian) April 2, 2018
A British firm that wants to make the new post-Brexit blue passports has said it is prepared to take the Home Office to court to win the contract over a foreign bidder, the Daily Mail reports.
On to justice, and documents show that some police and prosecutors are failing to disclose vital evidence in criminal cases routinely and deliberately, The Times reports.
A victim of the IRA’s 1992 Warrington bombing, who at the time was looking after a three-year-old boy killed in the attack, has asked why no-one has faced justice over the killing, the Daily Mirror reports.
Meanwhile pupils as young as four are carrying out violent acts against teachers and the problem is getting worse, the Metro reports.
And The Sun says it has uncovered a crime ring that sends mobile phones snatched from UK owners by moped-riding robbers to Nigeria, where they are sold on the black market.
Tomorrow's front page: 'Moped thugs are snatching tens of thousands of phones on UK streets to supply a booming black market run by crime lords in Nigeria' pic.twitter.com/eJEiwXk2Qh— The Sun (@TheSun) April 2, 2018
A man who alleges he was raped aged 12 by a nun who fell pregnant by him says it is part of a wider problem, the Daily Express reports.
Shares in Tesla fell 5% after the electric carmaker was reprimanded by a US regulator for a fatal crash, the Financial Times reports, as investors nervously await the manufacturer’s production figures.