Editors offer a different view of the Brexit talks with their choice of photographs. The Daily Telegraph’s front page shows Theresa May, flanked on either side by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.
They face Mrs May with their hands cupped over their mouths. “The whispering campaign,” the paper calls it.
A similar picture appears in the Times under the label “crunch talks”.
Many other papers show the three politicians all smiling. The Sun adds the caption “Give me summit to work with”. The Daily Mail says: “Merkel finally gives Theresa news to smile about”.
In the Guardian, the former Labour education minister, David Lammy, highlights his concerns about Oxbridge admissions and what he calls “social apartheid”.
The paper reports that one in three Oxford Colleges didn’t accept any black A-level students in 2015, and none was taken at six Cambridge colleges.
Mr Lammy notes that almost 400 black students got three As or more at A-level but few are attracted to Oxbridge. Both universities tell the paper they’re working to improve the figures.
They are not the only institutions facing diversity issues. The Financial Times reports that MPs on the Treasury committee have warned that they could refuse to endorse high-level appointments at the Bank of England because there are too many white men.
A Treasury spokesperson tells the Guardian the recruitment process is fair and open.
Responding to Scotland’s plan to ban smacking, the i reports that the UK’s four children’s commissioners want the other home nations to follow suit.
Scott Macnab suggests in the Scotsman that there’s an “enthusiasm among MSPs for imposing bans” – “from smacking to fracking”. He calls it “worrying” and a “wider erosion of personal liberty”.
The increase in recorded crime is analysed by several papers. The Mirror headlines its report “not safe on our streets,” and calls it a “damning indictment” on Theresa May’s policing cuts.
The paper urges her to recruit more officers. The Daily Mail says burglars get away with nine out of 10 break-ins.
The Daily Telegraph suggests the police have been “side-tracked” by “other questionable priorities.”
Among these it includes the investigation of thousands of historic sex allegations.
It also says counter-terrorism is stretching the Metropolitan Police. The paper proposes passing responsibility for terrorism to the National Crime Agency.
Beseeching puppy eyes stare out of several papers to explain how, as the Guardian puts it, “dogs turn on the charm for humans.”
Researchers suggest that dogs have learned that widening their eyes elicits sympathy and affection in humans.
What they don’t know, says the Daily Telegraph, is whether they aware that they look sad.
The i says it seems their expressions are doggy attempts to communicate. Although the paper says the scientists don’t yet know if dogs can truly understand us or whether it’s a learned response to seeing a face.