What the papers say – February 21
The Queen of fashion Anna Wintour and the Queen herself are also pictured in the papers.
The Times reports on the latest developments in the ongoing saga about charity workers, reporting international development secretary Penny Mordaunt’s claims that Oxfam misled governments and the police.
The Daily Telegraph leads on the same theme – and reports that the former chief executive of Save the Children left his post after admitting sending what the paper calls “inappropriate messages” to staff.
Syria leads the Guardian, with the paper reporting that almost 200 civilians have been killed following airstrikes and shelling in two days of “hysterical violence”.
The Guardian front page, Wednesday 21 February 2018 | ‘This is a catastrophe’: Hundreds killed in two days of Syria violence pic.twitter.com/EMFkWz02Xh— The Guardian (@guardian) February 20, 2018
The Financial Times reports the incoming chair of the Financial Conduct Authority admitted to an “error of judgement” when he invested in a film partnership which revenue authorities have claimed is a tax avoidance scheme.
The Metro leads on the charity crisis, with Ms Mordaunt threatening to withdraw Government funding to the UN after allegations of abuse by its workers.
The i says Oxfam has been hit with new sex claims, and reports 7,000 regular donors have stopped giving to the scandal-hit charity.
Lords reform leads the Independent, which says Theresa May has shelved plans to cut the number of peers.
The Daily Mail leads on the same story as the FT, saying the regulator had to pay back £114,000 to HMRC.
The Sun claims that Brendan Cold was sacked from Strictly Come Dancing after waltzing with the Duchess of Cornwall at Buckingham Palace.
The Daily Mirror leads on the case of Alfie Evans, with his father Tom saying he will fight on after a court ruled life support could be withdrawn.