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What the papers say – June 19

What the papers say – June 19

What the papers say – June 19

19 June 2024

A range of stories feature on Wednesday’s front pages.


‘It was a no-brainer’: Meet the people casting votes weeks ahead of polling day

‘It was a no-brainer’: Meet the people casting votes weeks ahead of polling day

‘It was a no-brainer’: Meet the people casting votes weeks ahead of polling day

19 June 2024

The deadline to submit a postal vote application for people in England, Scotland and Wales is 5pm on Wednesday.


Leah Croucher inquest to open after police and probation admit failings

Leah Croucher inquest to open after police and probation admit failings

Leah Croucher inquest to open after police and probation admit failings

19 June 2024

The 19-year-old disappeared while walking to work in Milton Keynes in 2019 but her body was not found until three years later.


Final day to apply for postal vote in General Election

Final day to apply for postal vote in General Election

Final day to apply for postal vote in General Election

19 June 2024

At least one in five votes has been cast by post at each of the three most recent general elections.


Bridgerton actor: Refugees are just you and me in different circumstances

Bridgerton actor: Refugees are just you and me in different circumstances

Bridgerton actor: Refugees are just you and me in different circumstances

18 June 2024

Adjoa Andoh, who plays Lady Danbury spoke out as part of Refugee Week.


Reeves seeks to slash energy bills as Sunak wages ‘moral mission’ to cut taxes

Reeves seeks to slash energy bills as Sunak wages ‘moral mission’ to cut taxes

Reeves seeks to slash energy bills as Sunak wages ‘moral mission’ to cut taxes

18 June 2024

Elsewhere, the SNP will launch its manifesto and the Liberal Democrats are campaigning to tackle ‘crumbling’ NHS hospitals.


UK would be ‘pariah state’ if it walked away from ECHR – shadow cabinet member

UK would be ‘pariah state’ if it walked away from ECHR – shadow cabinet member

UK would be ‘pariah state’ if it walked away from ECHR – shadow cabinet member

18 June 2024

During a seven-way debate on migration, Reform chairman Richard Tice said the UK should ‘pick people up’ from small boats and return them to France.


Nigel Farage ‘confident’ Reform UK will be second in the polls by next week

Nigel Farage ‘confident’ Reform UK will be second in the polls by next week

Nigel Farage ‘confident’ Reform UK will be second in the polls by next week

18 June 2024

The Reform UK leader received a standing ovation from hundreds of voters at a campaign event in Clacton on Tuesday evening.


London cinema cancels screening of AI-generated film following backlash

London cinema cancels screening of AI-generated film following backlash

London cinema cancels screening of AI-generated film following backlash

18 June 2024

The Prince Charles Cinema in Soho was due to host the world premiere of The Last Screenwriter, which was written by ChatGPT, on Sunday.


Sir Ian McKellen ‘looking forward to returning to work’ after falling off stage

Sir Ian McKellen ‘looking forward to returning to work’ after falling off stage

Sir Ian McKellen ‘looking forward to returning to work’ after falling off stage

18 June 2024

The veteran stage and screen actor was portraying John Falstaff in a production of Player Kings when he fell from the stage.


Billionaire who donated £500,000 to Tories in 2019 announces he is voting Labour

Billionaire who donated £500,000 to Tories in 2019 announces he is voting Labour

Billionaire who donated £500,000 to Tories in 2019 announces he is voting Labour

18 June 2024

Phones4u billionaire John Caudwell has said he will voting Labour, after donating £500,000 to the Tories in 2019 and supporting them for 51 years.


Hunt laments ‘failure to appreciate’ Tories’ ‘superb record’ in Government

Hunt laments ‘failure to appreciate’ Tories’ ‘superb record’ in Government

Hunt laments ‘failure to appreciate’ Tories’ ‘superb record’ in Government

18 June 2024

In an audio recording, Jeremy Hunt also states that if the Conservatives lose the General Election ‘it will be our own stupid fault’.


Search for British teenager missing on holiday in Tenerife

Search for British teenager missing on holiday in Tenerife

Search for British teenager missing on holiday in Tenerife

18 June 2024

Jay Slater, 19, from Lancashire, was last heard from on Monday morning as he told a friend he planned to walk back to his accommodation.


Rishi Sunak takes campaign message to fishing and farming communities

Rishi Sunak takes campaign message to fishing and farming communities

Rishi Sunak takes campaign message to fishing and farming communities

18 June 2024

The Liberal Democrats said the Tory pledges were too little, too late.


Sunak and Starmer expected to attend state banquet in run-up to election

Sunak and Starmer expected to attend state banquet in run-up to election

Sunak and Starmer expected to attend state banquet in run-up to election

18 June 2024

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer have been invited to the grand affair hosted by the King in honour of Japan’s emperor.


In Pictures: Frisbee throwing and boat trips on election campaign trail

In Pictures: Frisbee throwing and boat trips on election campaign trail

In Pictures: Frisbee throwing and boat trips on election campaign trail

18 June 2024

Party leaders have been busy promoting their policies.


No new leads to find parents of three children abandoned in London, police say

No new leads to find parents of three children abandoned in London, police say

No new leads to find parents of three children abandoned in London, police say

18 June 2024

The parents of Baby Elsa, Baby Harry and Baby Roman, who were all found abandoned in east London, are yet to be identified.


Sunak says it is his ‘moral mission’ to cut taxes ahead of inflation figures

Sunak says it is his ‘moral mission’ to cut taxes ahead of inflation figures

Sunak says it is his ‘moral mission’ to cut taxes ahead of inflation figures

18 June 2024

The Tories are upping their attacks on Labour’s tax plans as they continue to languish in the polls.


Family supports Lady Gabriella Windsor at start of Royal Ascot

Family supports Lady Gabriella Windsor at start of Royal Ascot

Family supports Lady Gabriella Windsor at start of Royal Ascot

18 June 2024

The bereaved member of the monarchy appeared alongside other senior royals on day one of Royal Ascot, after her husband died in February.


Fact check: Reform UK’s election ‘contract’, and the armed forces

Fact check: Reform UK’s election ‘contract’, and the armed forces

Fact check: Reform UK’s election ‘contract’, and the armed forces

18 June 2024

Round-up of claims from the campaign trail checked by Full Fact, including from Reform UK’s ‘contract’, and other claims about the UK’s armed forces.


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