What the papers say – December 13
A medical miracle, energy prices and social media giants are all making headlines
The story of a baby born with her heart outside her body is one of the top stories in Wednesday’s papers – along with snaps from the latest Star Wars premiere and tales on fuel prices.
Both The Sun and the Daily Mirror carry the story of Vanellope Hope Wilkins who was due on Christmas Eve before a rare condition meant she had to be born prematurely by caesarean section on November 22.
She had her first surgery less than an hour after birth and is now making good progress at hospital in Leicester.
Tomorrow's front page: Baby girl becomes the first in Britain to survive being born with her heart outside her body pic.twitter.com/5m7lujuoDS— The Sun (@TheSun) December 12, 2017
The Daily Telegraph leads with a story about a “perfect storm” of energy problems – including supply issues and the winter freeze – will mean bills increasing.
Leaked papers about corporate intelligence firms being paid to monitor groups that challenge their businesses lead The Guardian.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 13 December 2017: Revealed: how corporate spies target activists pic.twitter.com/bhyCzEv0Wc— The Guardian (@guardian) December 12, 2017
The Financial Times carries a story about the media industry being “reshaped” as Walt Disney looks to add 20th Century Fox to its own studio.
While The Times reports that European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s officials “presented inaccurate information under oath” when he was prime minister of Luxembourg.
The Daily Mail runs with a report which claims Facebook and Twitter “helped fuel a tide of vile abuse” against Conservative election candidates.
The Metro reports on the court case of Samuel Armstrong, chief aide to a Conservative MP, who faces a charge of rape which he denies.
While the i carries a story that Conservative MPs are to be summoned to Number 10 and ordered to focus on the environment to “broaden the party’s appeal”.