Defence Secretary Grant Shapps has told the Sunday Telegraph he is considering new forms of support for Ukraine. The government is looking at the possibility of sending armed forces personnel to Ukraine for the first time to train their counterparts on home soil, provide naval support to protect commercial vessels in the Black Sea, and is encouraging British arms firms to set up factories in Ukraine, the paper says.
The Sunday Express’ front page is dominated by a government announcement on funding for “neglected high streets”. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a package worth £1.1bn which is set to be spent in 55 locations, in what the paper describes as a “levelling-up windfall”.
The business secretary has said leaving the European Convention on Human Rights “needs to be on the table” – comments which “pile pressure” on Mr Sunak, the Sunday Times says. The paper also carries serious accusations against British millionaire Hamish Ogston. Mr Ogston told the paper he “did not recognise” its account and “denies entirely that his conduct amounts to the systematic exploitation of vulnerable women”.
The education department has been “keeping files monitoring the social media activity” of schools experts, reports the Observer. It says nine people have uncovered information held on them via subject access requests. The department told the paper it “did not comment on individual cases”.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman has criticised “pampered, out-of-touch” celebrities who are critical of her immigration policies. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, she hit out at what she describes as “a virtue-signalling elite”.
The front page of the Sunday Mirror is given over to an exclusive report about children suffering due to drought in Somalia. It tells the story of the “baby who can’t cry” because of dehydration – and there are one and a half million children facing extreme hunger.
The killing of Elianne Andam, 15, who was stabbed to death at a bus stop in Croydon, south London, on Wednesday is the main story on the front page of the Sunday People. Tributes have been left close to where the aspiring lawyer lost her life, the paper reports.
The Sun on Sunday reports that Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville and wife Lucinda “Lulu” Williams have separated.
The Daily Star’s main story concerns an unnamed England footballer, a “romp” and a pair of socks. We’ll let them tell you the rest.
The Sunday papers are dominated by interviews with government ministers ahead of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.
The Sunday Telegraph has spoken to Defence Secretary Grant Shapps, who says plans are being discussed for the UK to ramp up its training programme for Ukrainian soldiers. He tells the paper that eventually he would like more of the training to take place in Ukraine itself, and for British defence contractors to move production there.
The Mail on Sunday carries an interview with Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who hits out at celebrities who’ve criticised her stance on immigration. She describes them as “out-of-touch pampered elites” who lecture the British people from their villas and private jets. The Sunday Mirror says Ms Braverman’s approach, which she outlined in Washington last week, received praise in the US from far-right extremists.
Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch has told the Sunday Times that leaving the European Convention on Human Rights “needs to be on the table”, as pressure mounts on the government to tackle the migrant crisis. The Sunday Telegraph claims that Rishi Sunak is set to ignore attempts by the ECHR to block flights removing migrants to Rwanda. It says the prime minister is preparing to use new legal powers if the Supreme Court gives the policy the go ahead in November.
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Rishi Sunak and wife Akshata Murty arrived at the Tory conference on Saturday
The Sunday Mirror leads on a special report from Somalia, focusing on a two-year-old girl who is unable to cry because she is so dehydrated. It says the East African country has experienced its worst drought on record, leading to what it calls “crippling hunger”. The paper says millions more children will face fatal consequences unless global net zero targets are met.
According to the Observer, the education department has been “keeping files monitoring the social media activity” of schools experts. It says nine people have uncovered information held on them via subject access requests. The department tells the paper it does not comment on individual cases.
The Sunday Times claims that the barcode is likely to be replaced by the QR code at main supermarkets within five years. The company behind most of the world’s barcodes, GS1, says its replacement will enable shoppers to access a range of information, such as allergens and expiry dates.
And the Sun on Sunday reports that Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville has separated from his wife of 25 years, Lulu Williams.