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What the papers say – June 16

Leslie Grantham’s death features prominently on the front pages.

The cost of a charity’s scandal, the plight of an epileptic boy and the death of a former EastEnders star all feature on Saturday’s papers.

The Times leads on 12-year-old Billy Caldwell, who has severe epilepsy, being admitted to hospital in a “life-threatening condition” after his cannabis oil medication was confiscated when his mother tried to bring it through customs.

The Daily Telegraph reports that top employers are asking staff if they were privately educated in a move to improve workplace diversity.

The Guardian reveals that Oxfam must find £16 million savings and cut its number of poverty-reducing schemes because of the Haiti sex scandal.

The Financial Times leads on China’s plans to retaliate on new US tariffs on 50 billion dollars (£38 million) in Chinese imports, edging the two largest economies towards a trade war.

The i carries claims the England football team are complaining they are being kept awake by short nights at the Russia World Cup.

The Independent reports that Brexit Secretary David Davis blocked proposals to hand MPs more power over Brussels negotiations.

The Daily Mirror leads on the death of ex-EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham and Anita Dobson’s grief at the loss of her former co-star.

The Daily Star claims Grantham made a joke on his deathbed to a friend.

The Sun also leads on Grantham’s death at the age of 71.

The Daily Mail reports that families face paying banks thousands of pounds after deceased relatives were sold “rip-off” wills.

And the Daily Express carries a plan to end the “bed-blocking crisis” in the NHS.

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