Newspaper headlines: Coronavirus “hot spots” and tributes to the “legend” of football


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Jack Charlton featured on several cover pages

Cabinet Minister Michael Gove explains in the Sunday Telegraph how the government is laying the groundwork for what it calls the “most efficient border in the world”.

Ahead of Britain’s departure from the EU, which he compares to a move, Mr Gove suggests that practical arrangements are needed to ensure Britain is ready for full independence.

Money spent on new border crossings and technology is welcomed by the Sunday Express. His editorial says that “Britain can finally take control of her destiny and who enters the country.”

Interior Minister Priti Patel wrote in the Sun newspaper on Sunday that the government’s new immigration system will help regain control of the country’s borders and unlock its full potential.

But the Sun warns that the system will not fill all the gaps. He gives the example of a Turkish crime boss who cannot be deported because he is married to an EU citizen with rights of residence in the United Kingdom. This impasse will anger those who voted for Brexit, concludes the Sun.

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Priti Patel wrote about government plans for immigration to the sun

The online newspaper, the Independent and the Telegraph are also examining Ms. Patel’s plans. They report that foreign workers must receive special visas, such as those offered to NHS staff.

The Independent says it will help end a recruiting “crisis” – noting that a think-tank estimates there are more than 100,000 vacancies in social care and that one in six healthcare workers is not British.

The government has compiled a list of 20 councils facing the worst coronavirus epidemics in England, according to the Observer. The newspaper claims to have seen a classified document which reveals that several areas of Yorkshire – including Bradford, Sheffield and Kirklees – have been identified as places in need of support.

The most threatened, notes the Observer, are found in some of the most disadvantaged and ethnically mixed regions of the country. Boards are concerned that the data will be used to impose more local locks, such as the one imposed in Leicester.

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On the front page, the Sunday Mirror focuses on what it calls the “prolonged agony” of Madeleine McCann’s parents as the police search three wells in Portugal.

The Mirror says they still cling to the “silver lining” that their daughter is still alive. The Sun suggests that the hunt so far has revealed nothing and that other nearby wells could still be verified.

The smiling face of Jack Charlton in his red England shirt – holding up the 1966 World Cup trophy – appears on many cover pages.

The Sunday Times offers an eight-page souvenir in his memory. The Observer describes him as “a football giant and forever a man of the people”.

The Sun salutes “one of the great”. The Sunday Mirror says that football has lost not only one of its heroes, but also one of its gentlemen.

According to the Sunday Telegraph and the Sun, there are calls for a change in the rules to allow the player to be awarded “a posthumous knight title”.


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