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What the papers say – September 19

What the papers say – September 19

What the papers say – September 19

Saturday’s front pages are divided on whether a second wave of coronavirus infections has begun.

Ministers consider new Covid controls as cases rise

Ministers consider new Covid controls as cases rise

Ministers consider new Covid controls as cases rise

Boris Johnson says the second wave of the pandemic has now reached the UK.

Minister voices hopes of Covid-free care homes by September 2021

Minister voices hopes of Covid-free care homes by September 2021

Minister voices hopes of Covid-free care homes by September 2021

Ms Whately said that with the prevalence of coronavirus rising in the population and in social care, ‘now is the time to act’.

Johnson needs to fulfil promise to fix social care – Labour

Johnson needs to fulfil promise to fix social care – Labour

Johnson needs to fulfil promise to fix social care – Labour

Deputy leader Angela Rayner says proposals must include a commitment to pay the real living wage to all social care workers.

Johnson: Difficult to maintain discipline of social distancing measures

Johnson: Difficult to maintain discipline of social distancing measures

Johnson: Difficult to maintain discipline of social distancing measures

Referring to France and Spain, the Prime Minister said a second wave of the virus began among younger age groups.

Scientists concerned about threat of imported Covid

Scientists concerned about threat of imported Covid

Scientists concerned about threat of imported Covid

Travellers entering the UK have to self-isolate for 14 days unless they have visited a country on the official list of nations considered low risk.

Increasingly likely lockdown restrictions will be required in London – Mayor

Increasingly likely lockdown restrictions will be required in London – Mayor

Increasingly likely lockdown restrictions will be required in London – Mayor

Mr Khan’s comments come after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK is ‘now seeing a second wave coming in’.

Crown Estate accounts reveal ‘challenges’ caused by coronavirus

Crown Estate accounts reveal ‘challenges’ caused by coronavirus

Crown Estate accounts reveal ‘challenges’ caused by coronavirus

The estate’s profits are used to pay for the official duties of the monarchy via the Sovereign Grant.

Coronavirus restrictions tightened in Dublin

Coronavirus restrictions tightened in Dublin

Coronavirus restrictions tightened in Dublin

Irish premier Micheal Martin announced the city would move to risk level three of the Government’s blueprint plan to deal with Covid-19.

Prime Minister tours vaccine manufacturing centre construction site

Prime Minister tours vaccine manufacturing centre construction site

Prime Minister tours vaccine manufacturing centre construction site

Mr Johnson used his interview with broadcasters following his tour to stress that the ‘last thing anybody wants’ is a second lockdown.

Books worth £2.5m stolen in London warehouse heist found under Romanian house

Books worth £2.5m stolen in London warehouse heist found under Romanian house

Books worth £2.5m stolen in London warehouse heist found under Romanian house

Officers recovered the items on Wednesday following the underground search of a house in Neamt, in north-east Romania.

Johnson says second wave of coronavirus ‘inevitable’ in the UK

Johnson says second wave of coronavirus ‘inevitable’ in the UK

Johnson says second wave of coronavirus ‘inevitable’ in the UK

Scientists advising the Government say there has been ‘widespread growth’ of the virus across the country.

Banksy reimagining of Monet’s water lilies could fetch up to £5m at auction

Banksy reimagining of Monet’s water lilies could fetch up to £5m at auction

Banksy reimagining of Monet’s water lilies could fetch up to £5m at auction

The street artist transforms the garden scene into a fly-tipping site.

Stop whingeing about not meeting granny at Christmas, says Tory peer

Stop whingeing about not meeting granny at Christmas, says Tory peer

Stop whingeing about not meeting granny at Christmas, says Tory peer

Lord Blencathra was taking aim at the media with his comments.

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Bolton, Hyndburn and Preston continue to record the highest rates.

Papergirl wins award for saving elderly man’s life

Papergirl wins award for saving elderly man’s life

Papergirl wins award for saving elderly man’s life

Teenager Naomi Jupp was making her regular delivery to a property in Dorset when she noticed something was wrong and called police

Court case backlog ‘corrosive’ as victims wait for justice – top prosecutor

Court case backlog ‘corrosive’ as victims wait for justice – top prosecutor

Court case backlog ‘corrosive’ as victims wait for justice – top prosecutor

Director of public prosecutions Max Hill said more remote hearings will be necessary.

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