What the papers say – January 1
The Prime Minister’s hopes for 2020 and the world climate are among the stories making front pages on the first day of the year.
Boris Johnson and global warming dominate headlines on New Year’s Day.
The Daily Express leads by saying Boris Johnson “hails a new chapter for a prosperous Britain”, a story The Times also covers.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) December 31, 2019
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) December 31, 2019
The Daily Telegraph says more than 500 10-15 year-olds are mugged every day but are too scared to tell the police.
The Guardian splashes on a story about a raid on the US embassy in Iraq.
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 31, 2019
Guardian front page, Wednesday 1 January 2020: Protesters taunt Trump in raid on US embassy in Iraq pic.twitter.com/QmusByoGza
The Independent leads with a question: will the world finally act on the climate crisis?
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) December 31, 2019
And the i has a front page picture and story on bushfires in Australia.
The Daily Mirror also touches on similar ground, saying the Duke of Cambridge has launched a major environmental prize in a bid to save the planet.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 31, 2019
And the Daily Star front page reports that “moaners say Snowdon is too steep, too cloudy and there’s no Costa”.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) December 31, 2019