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What the papers say – March 26

The tale of a Manchester Arena attack victim learning to walk again also features on the fronts.

There’s a mixed bag on the front pages of Monday’s papers with the NHS budget, Jeremy Corbyn and the gender pay gap all making an appearance.

The Times leads on comments made by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in which he suggested a ringfenced tax should be introduced to fund the NHS and said the service had been subject to “feast or famine” in previous decades.

The Daily Telegraph runs with a letter from Jewish leaders which accuses Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of siding with anti-Semites “time and time again”.

The gender pay gap leads the Guardian, with its report claiming that firms who miss the deadline to report pay equality will be named and shamed.

The Financial Times carries a report on the Galileo space programme run by the European Union, with Theresa May battling to stop Britain being frozen out of the project amid concerns about hundreds of millions of pounds-worth of contracts.

The Metro runs with an apology from Mr Corbyn, with the Labour leader admitting his party has a problem with anti-Semitism.

The reports on calls for an investigation into Vote Leave funding after claims from a whistleblower the campaign broke spending limits.

The Independent leads on a record number of potential slavery victims being reported to the National Crime Agency over fears they are being exploited.

The Daily Mirror carries the story of Martin Hibbert, who was “shredded by shrapnel” in the Manchester Arena bombing, and his bid to walk again.

William Jaggs, who was convicted of manslaughter over the death of Lucy Braham, leads the Sun, which shows the 34-year-old on day release.

The Daily Mail leads on a campaign to save GKN, a firm that made Spitfires, as shares are bought by “aggressive speculators” amid suggestions of a hostile takeover.

The Daily Express runs with NHS funding, with 34 MPs signing a letter calling for a “radical overhaul” of the health care system.

And the Daily Star suggests that Hollywood stars are being sounded out to take the place of Ant for the finale of Saturday Night Takeaway.

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