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What the papers say – March 24

From plastic bottles to plane tickets, a diverse offering of news fills Saturday’s front pages.

Plastic waste, rip-off airline charges and choked-up roads are among a variety of issues leading the papers.

And Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are pictured on several fronts after the pair visited Northern Ireland.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove will unveil a deposit scheme for plastic bottles in the coming days, says the Daily Mail, which has campaigned on the issue.

The Times says ministers are drawing up plans to crack down on airlines that hit passengers with last-minute “hidden” charges.

The election consultancy firm at the heart of the Facebook data storm conducted research for a leading Brexit campaign group, a former employee has told The Guardian.

Rising congestion will make travelling by bicycle quicker than by car on the country’s busiest roads by 2027, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The FT Weekened reports on a final twist in the GKN takeover saga, as a rebel US investor announced support for a firm plotting a hostile takeover of the 259-year-old manufacturer.

The Independent leads with the ongoing row over Russia and the Salisbury attack as EU countries prepare to take their own action against the Kremlin.

A development in diabetes testing could help extend the lives of people with the disease, the i weekend reports.

A midwife told a new mother she had a fling with her husband, according to The Sun’s lead story.

The Daily Mirror carries a picture of Meghan Markle’s father on a “date” with a woman on its front page.

And the Daily Express reports on NHS nurse Laura Harris, 42, who has raised money for her treatment for bowel cancer.


From Belfast Telegraph