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Newspaper headlines: ‘Waggro’ and a carbon emissions investigation

Newspaper headlines: 'Waggro' and a carbon emissions investigation
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Newspaper headlines: ‘Waggro’ and a carbon emissions investigation


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“The 20 firms behind a third of all global carbon emissions” is the headline on the front page of the Guardian. The paper’s investigation, which takes into account the amount of carbon dioxide each company has “contributed” since 1965, says new data shows “fossil fuel companies have driven [the] climate crisis despite industry knowing [the] dangers”. All of the top 20 companies listed are fossil fuel energy companies.

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The Sun leads on what it calls the “waggro” between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy. Ms Rooney claims that someone using the Instagram account of Ms Vardy, wife of Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy, leaked stories about her to the Sun. She claims she worked out it was Ms Vardy’s account by blocking everyone else’s account apart from hers and posting fake stories, which then appeared in the tabloid paper.

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“Roodunnit?” is how the Daily Mirror introduces the story about the footballers’ wives. Coleen – wife of former England and Manchester United captain Wayne – announced her attack on Rebekah on social media. The Mirror says Ms Vardy is “inconsolable” and denies selling the stories. Instead, she suggests it must have been somebody else who had access to her Instagram account.

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The Daily Star also leads on the “WAG” row, saying: “It’s all kicked off.” The paper adds the wives are now “at war” over the “leaks”.

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The UK will only be allowed a Brexit extension if the time is used for a new referendum or a general election, according to the Daily Telegraph. The paper says David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, stated as much during a debate in Brussels on Wednesday.

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If there is a general election before Brexit, the Tories “risk being torn apart” by a “no-deal manifesto”, according to the i. The paper says “several cabinet ministers would find it difficult to campaign on [a] no-deal platform at the next election”, adding the prime minister has held talks with “moderate Conservatives” on the matter.

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“Ban eating on public transport” is the headline on the front page of the Metro. The paper reports that Dame Sally Davies – in her final report as chief medical officer of England – is suggesting the ban as a way to combat “soaring obesity in young people”. Other targets of her report include “snacking culture” and takeaways, for which she suggests a calorie cap on portions.

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The Times also leads on the report from Dame Sally. In total, there are 48 recommendations in the report, which aims to help the government meet its pledge to halve child obesity by 2030. Dame Sally, the paper adds, does not believe that target will be met.

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The intergovernmental Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has “proposed a global shake-up of corporate taxation”, reports the Financial Times. The purpose of the proposals is to “squeeze more” from tech giants who “shift profits around the world to minimise their tax bills”. Both governments and businesses have indicated tentative support for the plans, the paper adds.

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And the Daily Mail leads on its campaign calling for parents to ignore myths and scare stories about the MMR vaccine and ensure their children are given it. The paper is also calling for ministers to start “a massive publicity drive” to warn parents of the dangers of not getting their children vaccinated.

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