What the papers say – February 3
Britain bingeing on junk food and the (possible) return of the world’s biggest girl band.
A variety if stories lead Saturday’s papers, from Britons’ alarming intake of “ultra-processed” food to a shake-up of marriage laws.
Several papers spice up their front pages with a photo of Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm, who to the delight of Spice Girls fans have revealed plans to work together again.
The Daily Telegraph carries a picture of the 90s girl band on its front, alongside a lead report on plans for marriage reforms it says will be the biggest changes to laws for 200 years.
Half of all food purchased in the UK is “ultra-processed” – produced in factories with industrial ingredients and additives – according to research reported by The Guardian.
Guardian front page, Saturday 3 February 2018: Half of all food bought in UK is ultra-processed pic.twitter.com/oK49ns4HHB— The Guardian (@guardian) February 2, 2018
Security minister Ben Wallace has told The Times that Russian oligarchs face having to reveal the sources of their wealth in a crackdown on corruption reminiscent of BBC One drama McMafia.
Russians in Britain suspected of corruption are being told to reveal how they live in luxury https://t.co/8zeBa7TAyf— The Times of London (@thetimes) February 3, 2018
British telecoms company Vodafone is in talks to buy large parts of liberty Global that could be worth 14 billion euros (£12.35bn)
The Daily Mail reports on calls for prostate cancer funding to be increased to the level spent on breast cancer as it could save the lives of 7,000 men a year.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports that a drive for 95% of NHS A&E patients to be seen within four hours is being postponed until April.
The Daily Express reports of an “icy blast” heading in Britain’s direction for next week.
The Sun has a report on a soap director.
The Daily Star reports the Spice Girls reunion will bring in £50 million.
And the i reports that thousands of military wives have been “betrayed” by changes to armed forces pensions.