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What the papers say – July 7

What the papers say – July 7

What the papers say – July 7

The front pages are led by numerous stories including China defending itself over allegations of undue influence on the UK’s 5G network.

‘No doctor ever told me of the risks of valproate’

‘No doctor ever told me of the risks of valproate’

‘No doctor ever told me of the risks of valproate’

Susan Jamison said she was never told about the dangers of taking sodium valproate during pregnancy.

Michel Barnier travels to London for post-Brexit trade deal talks

Michel Barnier travels to London for post-Brexit trade deal talks

Michel Barnier travels to London for post-Brexit trade deal talks

Boris Johnson has been adamant he will not allow the discussions to drag on into the autumn.

Johnny Depp’s libel trial against The Sun set to begin at High Court

Johnny Depp’s libel trial against The Sun set to begin at High Court

Johnny Depp’s libel trial against The Sun set to begin at High Court

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star denies ever having been violent to Ms Heard.

Lockdown activity increase should be ‘sustained’

Lockdown activity increase should be ‘sustained’

Lockdown activity increase should be ‘sustained’

A higher proportion of people met physical activity levels during lockdown, according to a study.

Healthcare system ‘unresponsive and defensive’ over safety concerns – review

Healthcare system ‘unresponsive and defensive’ over safety concerns – review

Healthcare system ‘unresponsive and defensive’ over safety concerns – review

Review chairwoman Baroness Cumberlege found ‘many ruined lives could have been avoided’.

Global June temperatures match record as Arctic Siberia swelters and burns

Global June temperatures match record as Arctic Siberia swelters and burns

Global June temperatures match record as Arctic Siberia swelters and burns

Average temperatures were as high as 10C above normal for the month in some places, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service.

Thousands could have been spared mesh complications – review

Thousands could have been spared mesh complications – review

Thousands could have been spared mesh complications – review

Many women who were fitted with mesh thought they were getting a cure for their ailments but experienced severe complications.

Mesh ‘forced me into early retirement’

Mesh ‘forced me into early retirement’

Mesh ‘forced me into early retirement’

The review into pelvic mesh details how some women felt “excruciating chronic pain feeling like razors inside their body”.

Key players in Johnny Depp libel claim

Key players in Johnny Depp libel claim

Key players in Johnny Depp libel claim

The actor is making a claim against The Sun newspaper.

Primodos – a 50-year fight for justice

Primodos – a 50-year fight for justice

Primodos – a 50-year fight for justice

The hormone pregnancy was medication 40 times the strength of the oral contraceptive pill – campaigners.

Hundreds of pregnant women ‘unaware of the risks’ of drug

Hundreds of pregnant women ‘unaware of the risks’ of drug

Hundreds of pregnant women ‘unaware of the risks’ of drug

Using sodium valproate in pregnancy has been linked to birth defects and learning and developmental problems in children.

‘We were taking 40 times the dose of an oral contraceptive pill’

‘We were taking 40 times the dose of an oral contraceptive pill’

‘We were taking 40 times the dose of an oral contraceptive pill’

Families affected by the Primodos scandal in between the 1950s and 1970s have described how they feel “betrayed”.

Homeowners to get £2bn towards insulation costs

Homeowners to get £2bn towards insulation costs

Homeowners to get £2bn towards insulation costs

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce the plans on Wednesday.

Chancellor to announce £3bn green recovery as part of coronavirus strategy

Chancellor to announce £3bn green recovery as part of coronavirus strategy

Chancellor to announce £3bn green recovery as part of coronavirus strategy

Rishi Sunak is also being urged to inject more than £200 billion into the economy in order to “secure” Britain’s economic recovery.

China accused of targeting high-profile Britons to back Huawei

China accused of targeting high-profile Britons to back Huawei

China accused of targeting high-profile Britons to back Huawei

Boris Johnson is under pressure from Tory MPs to halt the Chinese telecoms giant’s involvement over concerns that it presents a security risk.

‘Beautiful moment’ politician helps ducklings cross busy road

‘Beautiful moment’ politician helps ducklings cross busy road

‘Beautiful moment’ politician helps ducklings cross busy road

A passer-by said traffic ‘came to a complete standstill’ as a congresswoman helped a flock of ducks cross the road.

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