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Newspaper headlines: ‘Windrush scandal’ and McPartlin apology

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    Image caption The Daily Telegraph, like many of Tuesday’s front pages, focuses on the home secretary’s apology over the “appalling” treatment of Windrush migrants, who had been threatened with deportation despite being previously assured of their place in the UK. The paper also features the other story dominating Tuesday’s papers – that TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 after he admitted drink-driving.
    Image caption “Rudd tells MPs: we were wrong over Windrush citizens,” is the headline on the Guardian front page, which also uses headshots of those impacted. The paper says the home secretary, Amber Rudd, has announced the creation of a Home Office team dedicated to ensuring that Commonwealth-born long-term UK residents will not be classed as illegal immigrants.
    Image caption The i reports that Ms Rudd has suggested that Theresa May’s immigration changes were to blame to the “appalling” treatment of Windrush citizens. “Windrush scandal,” is its headline.
    Image caption “Fiasco That Shames Britain,” is the Daily Mail’s headline. The paper says Ms Rudd is facing calls to quit as she admits that Caribbean migrants to the UK could have been kicked out of the country by mistake.
    Image caption The Financial Times has a picture of Windrush citizens arriving in the UK in 1962, saying they were invited to help rebuild the country after World War Two and were granted indefinite leave to remain by the 1971 Immigration Act. Meanwhile, the paper reports that immunotherapy is set to become the default treatment for the majority of lung cancer patients following a clinical trial from Merck.
    Image caption Russia has hacked into millions of computers, reports the Times. It says the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the White House are warning that Russian hackers are seeking ways to sit invisibly within networks, enabling them to launch a cyber-attack if ordered.
    Image caption The Metro reports on Theresa May’s defence of the bombing of suspected chemical weapons bases in Syria. The prime minister has denied attacking Syria at the whim of Donald Trump, the paper says. The front page also features a picture of McPartlin surrounded by cameras at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.
    Image caption “Shameful” is the Daily Mirror’s headline, referring to the government’s handling of Windrush citizens, the Syria strikes, Grenfell and “brutal Tory” NHS cuts. Meanwhile, it prints the apology from McPartlin, accompanied by his picture.
    Image caption The photograph is also used on the front page of the Sun, which says the “ashamed” and “mortified” star has been banned from driving for 20 months. The paper says his £86,000 fine is a record.
    Image caption McPartlin is also pictured on the front of the Daily Express. “Shamefaced,” is the paper’s headline.
    Image caption “Forgive Me,” is the headline on the front page of the Daily Star, which reports on McPartlin’s drink-drive fine.

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