What the papers say – March 5
Pasty panic is also among the stories making headlines.
Trade wars, Carillion and tributes to Sir Roger Bannister are among the stories making the headlines on Monday’s front pages.
The Times leads with Theresa May relaying her fears about a trade war to US President Donald Trump, after the latter announced his country would impose duties on imported steel and aluminium.
The Daily Telegraph runs with a story about false abuse claims against Iraq war veterans – claiming detectives flagged up suspected fraudulent claims.
Carillion leads the Guardian, who report the Government knew of a plan which could have “salvaged” millions from the doomed company.
Guardian front page, Monday 5 March 2018: Carillion: lost chance to salvage millions pic.twitter.com/IcRu4k45KW— The Guardian (@guardian) March 4, 2018
The Financial Times looks at the ongoing trade tariffs debacle, reporting there will be no exemptions from the duties – and that Europe is “preparing retaliation”.
Housing takes the front of the Metro, who report that councils which fail to meet need for housing in their areas will be “ordered” to allow building.
Cornish pasties is the main story in the i, who report that American lobbyists want to see the geographical protection afforded to the savoury treat withdrawn.
The Daily Mirror carries a picture of Sir Roger Bannister completing his sub-four minute mile, alongside a story claiming a woman who was jailed for selling NHS goods back to the health service was given another job in the sector after her release.
The Sun carries a story about Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky who are accused of crossing an “ethical line” in their use of a powerful drug to prepare for races.
The Daily Mail leads on warnings about water – with millions told to ration their use in the wake of the thaw.
The Daily Express says millions of people “face poverty” in retirement after failing to get tax advice when dipping into their pension pot.
And the latest developments on Coronation Street lead the Daily Star, with Fiz set to return to the soap.