UK News What the papers say – July 22
What the papers say – July 12
The working week begins with agony across the front pages following England’s Euros defeat.Metro says “Lions did us proud” over a full-page photograph of England manager Gareth Southgate embracing Bukayo Saka after the player’s missed penalty.
Stories about the ‘pingdemic’ feature heavily on Thursday’s front pages with reports of the damaging impact of self-isolation guidance on close contacts of coronavirus cases.
The disruption to supermarket supplies leads many of the papers, with The Daily Telegraph reporting supply chains are “starting to fail” as thousands of workers are sent into isolation.
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
'Pingdemic disrupts supermarket food supplies'
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What the papers say – July 16
The papers on Friday carry Covid woe in the UK and fatal flooding across western Europe.The i reports the UK’s Covid-19 testing laboratories are buckling under the pressures of the third wave.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph)
The Times writes supermarket workers are unlikely to be granted an exemption from isolating with only a few people in critical sectors permitted to take daily tests as an alternative.
Thursday’s TIMES: “Fears over shortages as stores hit by ‘Pingdemic’ “.
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews)
The Sun says “pings are running out”, while the Daily Mail asks “When will No10 act?”
Tomorrow's front page: Supermarkets warn Boris Johnson he has just 48 hours to fix the pingdemic or shoppers will face empty shelves
— The Sun (@TheSun)
What the papers say – July 19
The Monday papers splash on the Prime Minister’s enforced self-isolation due to his potential exposure to Covid-19.The Daily Express echoes most of the papers, saying Mr Johnson was forced into a U-turn by public backlash after he considered avoiding quarantine.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK)
Metro carries the punny headline “Shelf Isolation”, while the Daily Star writes the “bog roll bandits are back”.
Tomorrow's paper tonight ????
Pingdemic-hit stores are struggling to stock up… as Starmer quarantines
— Metro (@MetroUK)
– Pingdemic sparks food shortages: Please sir, we want some…
– Strictly Come Dancing: Where did they go?
— Daily Star (@dailystar)
While the i says “shutdown replaces lockdown”, reporting disruption to retail, transport, tourism, manufacturing, the NHS and police.
Thursday's front page: Shutdown replaces lockdown
???? 'Pings' causing major disruption
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???? NHS Covid absences soar by 60%
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???? The sectors hardest hit
— i newspaper (@theipaper)
The proposed 3% pay rise for NHS workers leads The Guardian, the paper reporting nurses are likely to reject the award and may take industrial action.
Guardian front page, Thursday 22 July 2021: Threat of nurses’ strike over 3% pay offer for NHS staff
— The Guardian (@guardian)
And the Daily Mirror calls the plan a “pay insult”.
Tomorrow's front page: Pay insult to NHS heroes – Is that really all they are worth?
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror)
The latest on the Northern Ireland Protocol features on the front of The Independent, with officials suggesting a trade war between the UK and EU was “inevitable” unless Britain refuses to back down.
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What the papers say – July 29
The Thursday papers cover more moves to continue Britain’s emergence from the pandemic, plus a possible end to Northern accents.The Daily Mail says “Britain’s back in business!” as it reports on the lifting of quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors from the EU and the US, and the resumption of international cruises from the UK.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh)
While the Daily Express says the EU has triggered a stand-off after rejecting Britain’s plans.
Tomorrow's front page: Think again EU! You must 'change course' over deal
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express)
The Financial Times carries news of a “fillip for London” after shares in buyout group Bridgepoint Advisers rose 29% on their first day of trading.
Just published: Front page of the Financial Times (UK edition) for Thursday 22 July
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes)
What the papers say – July 31 .
Pictures of Team GB’s success in Tokyo also feature on the Saturday front pages.The Daily Mirror carries the headline “Hols hell”, reporting a combination of “fierce storms” and Covid rules have put holidays “under a cloud”.