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What the papers say – June 25

Footballing success in Russia and a flurry of investigations lead the Monday papers.

Harry Kane’s heroics take centre stage on the bulk of Monday’s papers, with his three goals helping England to a 6-1 win over Panama and a place in the next round of the World Cup.

The Times carries a picture of Kane celebrating the first of his three goals alongside an investigation which has found more than 30,000 children say they are in gangs.

The Daily Telegraph carries a report on the upcoming Heathrow vote, with Chris Grayling saying a third runway at the airport is needed for the UK to continue to compete after leaving the EU.

The Guardian runs with a call from MPs and campaigners to reduce Home Office fees for asylum, immigration, nationality and customs functions.

The Financial Times reports that China is cutting the amount of reserves its banks are required to keep as Beijing moves to soften the impact of a potential trade war with the United States.

The Metro runs with a story about Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson who is claimed to have made a “coup bid” against Prime Minster Theresa May.

The carries comments from journalist Kate Maltby who said she underestimated the backlash after making allegations of sexual harassment against senior MP Damian Green.

The Independent carries a poll suggesting Britons back increasing the number of visas given to skilled foreign workers.

The Daily Mirror runs with an investigation claiming that plastic bottles from Britain are being sent to Bangladesh where “recycling gangs” hire children as young as seven.

The Sun runs with England’s footballing success, saying that the Three Lions have “made World Cup history”.

The Daily Mail carries an investigation into the “disturbing trade” in stolen passports, with MPs calling for action.

The Daily Express reports the forthcoming visit of US president Donald Trump will “put a huge extra strain on our over-stretched police”.

While the Daily Star reports that pubs ran dry as England fans toasted the side’s success in Russia.

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