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Newspaper headlines: ‘Green light for hols’ as PM warns rule flouters

By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Mirror is one of a string of front pages focused on a “green light for hols” this summer. The paper reports that ministers have been “thrashing out deals” to secure so-called “air bridges” with other countries so that holidays can resume. It says Spain, France and Greece…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Green light for hols’ as PM warns rule flouters

By BBC News
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The Daily Mirror is one of a string of front pages focused on a “green light for hols” this summer. The paper reports that ministers have been “thrashing out deals” to secure so-called “air bridges” with other countries so that holidays can resume. It says Spain, France and Greece are “likely to be given the OK” for travel.

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The Daily Mail draws readers in with the prospect of a bargain, reporting that tour operators were offering “record discounts of up to 70 per cent” for holidays to European destinations on Friday.

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Featuring a backdrop of a Greek town at sunset, the i newspaper says there will be no block on “green” or “amber” destinations under the government’s traffic light system for deciding which travel destinations are safest. It reports that the US and Brazil are could be on the “red” list, requiring people to quarantine for two weeks on returning to the UK.

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“Holiday season is back on”, announces the Times. It notes that Britons returning to the UK from abroad will have to give an address and phone number so they can be traced in the event of further outbreaks. The paper’s front page also looks ahead to a summer of al fresco drinking, with a list of “Britain’s best pubs with gardens”.

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Most of the Daily Telegraph’s front page is taken up with a photograph of an armed officer responding to the stabbing attack in Glasgow on Friday. It, too, leads on Britons being given the “go-ahead” for summer holidays. It reports that the government’s traffic light system will be based on “the prevalence of coronavirus, whether infections are rising and the reliability of the country’s data”.

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The Guardian reports on a planned “overhaul” of England’s university admissions system that would see students apply after they receive their A-level results and the start of the academic year move “possibly to January”. Ministers “are understood to believe post-results applications would benefit disadvantaged young people” and want the government to have “more direct oversight of the entry path to higher education”, the paper says.

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The Daily Express leads on the prime minister’s warning about the dangers of flouting social distancing rules after “chaotic scenes” on British beaches. Boris Johnson “warned the public not to put the lives of the elderly at risk” by becoming “cavalier” about the threat, the paper reports.

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The Financial Times’ lead story concerns scandal-hit German payments firm Wirecard, which filed for insolvency this week. The FT reports that auditors EY “failed for more than three years to request crucial account information from a Singapore bank” where it “claimed it had up to €1bn in cash”. The paper says the “routine audit procedure” could have “uncovered the vast fraud”. EY declined to comment, the paper says.

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