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What the papers say – August 25

Alex Salmond and the ‘war on plastic’ feature prominently on Saturday’s front pages.


What the papers say – August 25

What the papers say – August 25

What the papers say – August 25

A mixed bag of news makes the headlines on Saturday – from the latest on the tragic deaths of a British couple in Egypt to allegations against Alex Salmond.

The Guardian reports that former SNP leader Mr Salmond has been accused of sexual harassment by two female officials – claims which he has “vigorously” denied.

Police have confirmed inquiries are under way, the i says, while the former first minister vowed to fight the Scottish Government in court.

Meanwhile, the deaths of John and Susan Cooper on holiday in Egypt continue to feature prominently, with the Daily Mirror reporting that their daughter Kelly Ormerod said she believed something “suspicious” had happened.

The Daily Express leads on the same story, as Ms Ormerod revealed her parents died “before her eyes”.

Both the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail lead on Theresa May’s “war against plastic”, with the Telegraph claiming the price of a carrier bag will double to 10p.

The Mail says the plastic bag charge is to be extended to every shop, lifting the exemption on small businesses with fewer than 250 staff.

Elsewhere, The Times reports that far-right leaders rallied behind Jeremy Corbyn after a film emerged of him giving a speech on “Zionists” in Britain.

And the Financial Times says some of TSB’s most senior executives are quitting the struggling bank as it battles to recover from a “disastrous” IT upgrade.

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