What the papers say – January 3
The Australian wildfires and action at Number 10 dominate Friday’s front pages.
The papers are led with coverage of firefighting efforts across Australia and goings-on behind the front door at Downing Street.
The Independent covers Australia’s ongoing wildfire crisis, noting the country’s prime minister was “berated” while visiting survivors of the blazes which have killed 18 people since September.
— The Independent (@Independent) January 2, 2020
“Weirdos and misfits” and “true wild cards” have been sought by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings to work with him in Downing Street, The Times reports, citing a blog post by the strategist.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) January 2, 2020
Tomorrow's front page:
"Wanted: weirdos to shake up Whitehall" - PM's top aide seeks radical thinkers
Read more here:https://t.co/BU9q2aJpZu
pictured: fires continue to rage in Australia. Credit: DELWP Gippland via AP#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/q53VwSBLyK
The British teenager convicted of a “fake gang-rape” claim in Cyprus has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “bring me home”, according to The Sun.
— The Sun (@TheSun) January 2, 2020
Tomorrow's front page: 'The UK teenager facing jail in Cyprus after she was convicted of a fake gang-rape claim begged Boris Johnson: "Please bring me home" https://t.co/3sMRKQah7S pic.twitter.com/09iQIP0icQ
The Transport Secretary has vowed to strip a rail operator Northern of its franchise after it reportedly cancelled 310 services a day when a new timetable was introduced, the i reports.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) January 2, 2020
The Guardian has obtained a report it says shows the UK’s gambling industry is reliant on high-spending customers “who are disproportionately likely to be addicts”.
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 2, 2020
Guardian front page, Friday 3 January 2020: Revealed: how betting firms rely on ‘VIP’ gamblers who lose huge sums pic.twitter.com/FFe56ZZT65
The Daily Express says Britain will benefit from a £26-billion tourism boom once it leaves the European Union.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) January 2, 2020
Tomorrow's front page: Britain's Brexit tourism boom pic.twitter.com/uVudVj1imO
Mr Johnson has been urged by northern leaders to make staging the 2030 World Cup in the region the central part of Britain’s bid for the tournament, according to the Daily Mirror.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 2, 2020
The Financial Times says Interpol has demanded ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn be arrested in Lebanon after he fled while awaiting trial in Japan.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) January 2, 2020
The Daily Mail says three in four people are taken off the sex offenders register after applying to be removed.
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) January 2, 2020
A woman who abducted her own daughter to claim a reward is marrying a “paedophile convicted of having sex with a child”, according to Metro, which dubs the couple “Mr & Mrs Vile”.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) January 2, 2020
And the Daily Star says a lotto winner believes the ghost of her mother helped her claim the prize.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) January 2, 2020