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There is a mixed mix on the front pages of today’s national newspapers, each choosing a different story to splash.


Neil Henderson
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GUARDIAN: Germany drops Brexit talks after ‘wasted’ summer with no progress #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/IwyWaidUFY

Aug 26, 2020

Germany has dropped plans to discuss Brexit at a high-level diplomatic meeting next week because there has been “no tangible progress” in the talks, the Guardian has learned, as Brussels deplores a “completely wasted” summer.

EU officials now believe the UK government is prepared to risk a no-deal exit when the transition period ends on December 31 and will try to blame Brussels if negotiations fail.


Neil Henderson
(@Hendopolis)

THE TIMES: NHS data shows 15m on ‘hidden waiting list’ #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/NTaELoyhZB

Aug 26, 2020

According to Time, the NHS has a “hidden waiting list” of 15.3 million patients who need follow-up appointments for health issues, according to what the article describes as “the first of its kind.”

The official waiting list, which stands at 3.9 million, shows how many patients have not yet had their first hospital appointment after a referral from a general practitioner.

However, the total number of people on hospital registers in England needing an appointment is not centralized. A new calculation, based on freedom of information requests to the NHS trusts and seen by The Times, puts the figure at 15.3 million.


Neil Henderson
(@Hendopolis)

TELEGRAPH: Virus victims will be paid to quarantine #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/BOAppQNwkz

Aug 26, 2020

People with coronavirus and their contacts will be paid to self-quarantine, says the Telegraph, “Among the signs that more and more people are refusing to isolate themselves due to financial worries.”

You can read more about this story from the Guardian’s coverage.



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