What the papers say – January 14
The outcome of the royals’ Sandringham meeting dominates the papers.The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent led with the Queen’s “unprecedented” statement on the Duke and Duchess’ transition away from the Palace.
The paper says it is feared the information could be used in legal cases and fighting smoking regulations. It says ministers are facing "tough questions" about why the firm was awarded £2 billion of contracts despite "alarm bells ringing for six months".
Many predict a heavy defeat for Theresa May, although a couple of papers issue a final call for MPs to get behind her deal. The Daily Telegraph reports Cabinet ministers say the PM will be expected to resign if she loses the vote by a large margin.
More developments in the Harry and Meghan story, Storm Brendan striking the UK and the bongs of Big Ben make the front pages on Wednesday.
The Times carries a picture of a Cornish pier amid choppy waters brought on by the storm while its main story says the Prime Minister will restore the Conservatives’ reputation as the party of law and order.
The Times 15/1/2020Portreath pier in Cornwall being battered by Storm Brendan. Flights were grounded by 90mph gusts and a roof was ripped off a block of flats. Photo : Stuart Cornell/Triangle News
What the papers say – January 7
Ongoing tensions in the Persian Gulf and the jailing of rapist Reyhnard Sinaga are the main stories on Tuesday’s front pages.The Times leads with the Ministry of Defence sending an emergency evacuation team to lift British citizens out of Iraq.
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The Guardian also leads with a story about crime, claiming that Britain did not give details of 75,000 European criminals to their home countries and “concealed the error”.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 15 January 2020: Britain failed to alert EU about 75,000 criminals
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The Daily Telegraph reports that the Duchess of Sussex’s father Thomas Markle is prepared to testify in her legal battle with the Mail On Sunday, while the Daily Mail leads with the headline “Markle v Markle”.
The front page of tomorrow’s Telegraph: ‘Meghan’s father set to testify against her’
What the papers say – January 13
The Queen’s imminent meeting with the Duke of Sussex dominates Monday’s papers.The Times, Daily Mail and Daily Express all lead with the Queen’s planned meeting with Harry, his brother the Duke of Cambridge and their father.
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The fallout from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision continues to escalate on the front pages of the nation’s papers . The Times, Daily Mail and Daily Express all lead with the Queen’s planned meeting with Harry, his brother the Duke of Cambridge and their father.
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The Sun carries a picture of the Duchess in Canada as she boarded a seaplane.
Tomorrow's front page: Meghan Markle smiles as she takes seaplane in Canada
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The Financial Times leads on Iran, saying the UK, France and Germany have moved closer to scrapping the 2015 nuclear deal as tensions between the trio and the Islamic republic increase.
Just published: front page of the Financial Times, UK edition, Wednesday 15 January
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The Independent leads with claims that public confidence in the health service is low due to a lack of transparency about complaints.
What the papers say – January 9
Harry and Meghan’s decision to wind down their royal duties dominates the national papers on Thursday.The Sun captures the moment with a catchy headline, calling the couple’s decision “Megxit”.
Universal credit problems, the Brexit latest and Grenfell commemorations all feature on the fronts of Friday's papers . The Times leads with claims from some BBC presenters that they have been "thrown under a bus" by the corporation after being moved on to the staff payroll rather than having their
Most national papers have dedicated their Tuesday front pages to the Queen’s decision to let Harry and Meghan step back from their royal duties. The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent led with the Queen’s “unprecedented” statement on the Duke and Duchess’ transition away from the
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Metro carries the story of a Love Island contestant opting to quit the ITV show.
Wednesday's front page:TROPHY HUNTER QUITS LOVE ISLAND
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The Daily Mirror carries a story about celebrities supporting a campaign against trophy hunting.
Tomorrow's front page: End it now
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The Daily Express says that Big Ben must ring in Brexit “as a potent symbol of this landmark moment”.
Tomorrow's– Big Ben must bong for Brexit
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And the Daily Star leads on the strength of the winds brought by Storm Brendan.
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What is a wolf moon? Meaning of the January full moon – and when the 2020 lunar eclipse is .
The full Wolf Moon will be visible on the evening of Friday 10 January and will be met with a penumbral lunar eclipse.During a penumbral lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the edges of the 'shadow' that our planet casts into space, in which a portion - but not all - of the sun's light is obscured.Unlike total lunar eclipses - when the moon passes entirely through the Earth's shadow - the surface of the moon does not appear to turn a reddish tint as seen from Earth.Instead, the penumbra causes only a subtle dimming of the lunar surface.The eclipse will be at its greatest point at 7.