Newspaper headlines: Labour’s ‘radical’ nationalisation plans – BBC News

The i front - 26/9/17

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The Metro leads with a pledge from the Labour Party to “tear up private finance deals” for schools and hospitals if it won power as part of a scheme to bring major industries back under state control. It also pictures Prince Harry holding hands with his girlfriend, Meghan Markle.

The Metro front - 26/9/17

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“Labour’s plan for public ownership” is the headline on the front of the i newspaper, which also leads on the same story. It says the proposal is the “most radical agenda since 1983″ and has delighted supporters but also caused “tremors” through the construction industry.

The Times front - 26/9/17

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The front of the Times claims that business leaders have warned Labour’s nationalisation plans would send investors “running for the hills”. Its front page also includes a story on research which suggests that happiness can boost the effect of a flu vaccine in the over-65s.

Daily Mail front - 26/9/17

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“Labour is the real nasty party” is the headline on the front of the Daily Mail. It claims there has been an outbreak of intimidation and anti-Semitism at its annual conference. The front page also pictures Prince Harry with girlfriend Meghan Markle on their “first public appearance together”.

Financial Times front - 26/9/17

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted she has “polarised” Germany with her refugee policy after election results saw a breakthrough for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, says the front page lead in The Financial Times. Critics have accused her of “fuelling” the rise by moving too far away from her party’s conservative origins, it adds.

Telegraph front - 26/9/17

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The Daily Telegraph’s top story says a British jihadist from Manchester has emerged as a key so-called IS operative after the paper obtained footage of the terror group’s fighters. It claims Raymond Matimba was secretly filmed in conversation with leading British members of the group including Mohammed Emwazi, who was known as Jihadi John.

The Sun front - 26/9/17

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The Sun front page leads on a court case involving Oxford student Lavinia Woodward, who was given a suspended sentence for stabbing her boyfriend in the leg. The paper says campaigners for male victims of violence have said it sends out the “wrong message”.

Guardian front - 26/9/17

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The Guardian leads on North Korea threatening to shoot down US bombers after accusing President Donald Trump of declaring war. Its front page also features a story about a 35-year-old man in a vegetative state who has shown signs of consciousness after receiving therapy involving nerve stimulation.

Daily Mirror front - 26/9/17

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The Daily Mirror leads on a plea from the mum of a young boy waiting for a heart transplant for an end to “needless deaths” on organ donor waiting lists. Emma Johnson is quoted as saying that “last year 460 organs were not used due to lack of consent”.

Express front - 26/9/17

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The Daily Express front page says millions of pensioners prescribed a daily aspirin increase their risk of a heart attack or stroke by more than a third if they stop taking the medication. It claims that scientists have found the body can suffer a “rebound effect” following a sudden withdrawal which can lead to clots in vessels that supply the heart or brain.

Daily Star front - 26/9/17

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The Daily Star leads on claims made in court that British model Chloe Ayling faked her abduction by a sex slave gang as a “publicity stunt”. The allegation was made by a lawyer for one of her alleged kidnappers who denies being involved.

Labour’s pledge at its annual conference to bring PFI contracts back into the public sector makes the lead in several of Tuesday’s newspapers.

The i says the plan is likely to cost the public purse billions, but Labour believes it would release hundreds of schools and hospitals from punitive contracts.

The Guardian says the announcement by shadow chancellor John McDonnell brought standing ovations at the party conference, but alarm from business groups.

The Times says the announcement delighted activists and union leaders, but business chiefs warned that investors would be sent running for the hills.

The Daily Mirror’s Kevin Maguire says the vow to roll back a ruinous system crippling the NHS was a big statement of intent, while the Daily Mail dismisses the plan as “fantasy economics”.

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Thousands of North Koreans attended an anti-US rally in Pyongyang on Saturday

The Guardian leads with the escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea after Pyongyang accused President Trump of declaring war on the country.

The White House has rejected the claim as absurd but the Guardian says the latest exchanges have raised tensions significantly, with North Korea threatening to shoot down US bombers in international airspace.

In its main front page story, the Daily Telegraph says it has obtained a video which was secretly captured on a mobile phone by a source who infiltrated a group of so-called IS fighters inside Syria.

The film is said to show a jihadist from Manchester, Raymond Matimba, speaking to three men known to have died in American or British drone strikes.

They include the hostage killer Mohammed Emwazi, who became known as Jihadi John. The paper says the fate of Matimba is unknown and describes him as the most wanted British terrorist on the planet.

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The Guardian reports that a 35-year-old man who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after being given a pioneering treatment at a French hospital.

The paper says that the man had been completely unaware of the world around him after receiving head injuries in a car accident.

But when fitted with an implant to stimulate a crucial nerve, he appeared to flicker back into a state of consciousness. He started to track objects with his eyes and could respond to requests by moving his head, the paper reports.

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Transport for London has denied Uber a new licence to operate

The Times reports that Uber cars are likely to stay on London’s roads for more than a year, despite the ban imposed by transport bosses. The paper says an appeal is likely to be strung out over several months – allowing the firm’s 40,000 drivers to keep on working.

The Mirror says Uber’s “humiliating” apology may signal a way back for the company.

The Sun asks whether London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to be remembered for snuffing out a transport revolution loved by millions.

The Daily Telegraph reports that a breakthrough in the treatment of prostate cancer could help thousands of men whose disease was thought to be incurable.

The paper says a highly targeted form of radiotherapy, which shapes radiation beams to tumours, could stop the disease in its tracks. It quotes the Institute for Cancer Research as saying the findings are a great leap forward.

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Actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were photographed sitting together

The main picture on most front pages is of Prince Harry and his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, chatting and smiling at each other during their first public appearance together.

The pair were photographed watching wheelchair tennis at the Invictus Games in Toronto. The Daily Mail says they both attended the opening of the games on Saturday but until now had taken care not to be pictured together.

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