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What the papers say – May 26

Harvey Weinstein, health and a plot to fix an England cricket match are on the front pages.


What the papers say - May 26 (PA)

What the papers say - May 26 (PA)

What the papers say - May 26 (PA)

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s appearance in a New York court is among the top stories in Saturday’s papers.

The Guardian leads with Weinstein, after a court heard he “used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he could violate them sexually”. Weinstein’s lawyer said the film producer intends to plead not guilty and he has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

The Times says a loophole means chemists are able to charge the NHS high prices for drugs that are available cheaply elsewhere, leading to the Government to call for an investigation.

Meanwhile the Daily Express says patients and their families are being exploited by NHS trusts with rip-off charges for services such as car parking and phone calls.

The number of people diagnosed with obesity in England, Wales and Scotland is expected to double by 2035, a new study reported by The Independent says.

The Daily Telegraph says it has uncovered a plot to fix a forthcoming England cricket match.

Insurance firms are analysing personal data on shopping habits, credit records, social media posts and phone usage before setting premiums, the Daily Mail reports.

Concerns over political instability in Spain and Italy led to European bank shares to fall sharply on Friday, the Financial Times reports.

And the Daily Mirror leads with the tale of a couple who won £21 million after the wife found a lottery ticket in a handbag a week after the draw.