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What the papers say – June 17

The Prime Minister makes an NHS funding pledge.

What the papers say – June 17
What the papers say – June 17

A £20 billion funding promise for the NHS leads the agenda on Sunday.

The story of Billy Caldwell also features on many of the front pages after the 12-year-old’s cannabis epilepsy treatment was returned by Home Office officials.

The Mail on Sunday says Theresa May’s “extraordinary” health service pledge is her “boldest move since calling the last election”.

The Sunday Telegraph says the promise, which far outstrips Boris Johnson’s infamous Brexit campaign bus pledge, signals an insistence that the UK will leave the EU next year.

The Sunday Express says the boost is a “victory for EU leavers”.

However the PM will ask taxpayers to fund part of the “massive” injection of extra cash, The Observer reports.

The Sunday People leads with Billy, whose mother Charlotte Caldwell has vowed to fight for his therapeutic cannabis treatment to be made available to other children with similar conditions.

In other news, the Sunday Times says figures suggest that fewer than 5% of street robberies and burglaries are being solved by police.

Pop star Sinitta has told the Sunday Mirror how Simon Cowell confronted a man who had forced himself on her during an incident at his holiday villa.

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