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What the papers say – May 30

Plans to counter the ‘childhood obesity epidemic’ also make the fronts.


What the papers say – May 30

What the papers say – May 30

What the papers say – May 30

The Brexit latest, a crackdown on gangs and events in Belgium all lead the front pages on Wednesday.

The Times reports that police will be given new powers to clamp down on people glorifying gun and knife crime as officers bid to stop “murderous feuds encouraged by YouTube videos”.

The Daily Telegraph carries a picture of Serena Williams as she returns to the French Open at Roland Garros alongside a story claiming 4 million calls to HMRC are going unanswered.

The Guardian reports a campaign for a second Brexit referendum is to be launched within days, according to financier George Soros.

The Financial Times leads with the political and fiscal situation in Italy, with the “crisis” spooking markets.

The Metro carries events in Belgium, where a knife-wielding prison inmate stabbed two female police officers in the city of Liege.

The reports that cartoon characters like the Honey Monster and Tony the Tiger could have their days numbered under plans to cut childhood obesity.

The Independent reports on pressure for a ban on advertising “junk food” before the watershed to counter what the paper calls a “childhood obesity epidemic”.

The Daily Mirror reports a victim of rapist John Worboys has vowed to stop him from being released from prison.

The Sun carries the story of Raheem Sterling’s gun tattoo for a second day, with the father of Damilola Taylor urging the England footballer to apologise for the ink.

The Daily Mail reports on “the end of the cold calling sharks” with a crackdown on the directors of companies which “plague” households with nuisance calls.

The Daily Express also reports on rules which will see the owners of “rogue” cold call companies facing fines of up to £500,000.

Meanwhile the Daily Star carries a picture of what it claims are three criminals appearing to drink lager as they carried out community service.