Paper review: ‘Russian model’s terror’ and dementia pollution link

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    Image caption The Daily Mail says a major study has suggested that air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK. It reports that scientists found people living in areas polluted by traffic and industry were 40% more likely to develop dementia.
    Image caption “Dementia threat soars in areas hit by pollution” is the headline on the front page of the Times, which reports on the same study. Senior author Frank Kelly, of King’s College London, tells the paper that while the study’s result were not conclusive “it is increasingly appreciated that the impacts of air pollution on health are seen far beyond the lungs.”
    Image caption The Sun has spoken to a Russian model who says she and her husband became ill in Prezzo in Salisbury and she fears the Russian president wants her dead. The paper reports that security sources fear it was a rat poison attack.
    Image caption The Daily Telegraph reports on a speech the prime minister is due to make on housing later, when she will pledge to spend an extra £2bn on social housing. Theresa May will say people should feel “proud” of living in council housing, the paper reports.
    Image caption The Daily Express leads with its interview with Mrs May, who tells the paper her Brexit plan will deliver freedoms people voted for. The paper says she has ruled out a second referendum.
    Image caption The Financial Times says China has “hit back at Trump tariffs” by targeting $60bn of US goods. Beijing says there was a a lack of “good faith” in bilateral trade negotiations, the paper reports.
    Image caption The Guardian says there is anger from business leaders over a move to ban foreign workers earning less than £30,000 from obtaining visas to work in the UK after Brexit. It reports that business leaders called the proposal from the government’s migration advisory committee “ignorant and elitist”.
    Image caption The i reports that the BBC may make over-75s pay for TV licences, as Director-General Tony Hall warns that current spending is “unsustainable”. Mr Hall told the Royal Television Society that hit shows were being lost to rivals, the paper says.
    Image caption “Hero Cop Failed By Bungled Security” is the Metro’s headline. It says the inquest into last year’s Westminster attack heard that PC Keith Palmer was “completely failed” by a security regime that had not “functioned for years” on the day he was murdered outside Parliament.
    Image caption The Daily Mirror says there has been a new surge in elderly patients who are stuck on hospital wards. It reports that more than 42,000 hospital beds were lost in one month as patients had nowhere to go.
    Image caption The Daily Star says Storm Ali is set to bring 85mph winds and a “danger to life”. It reports that the Met Office has issued a yellow warning.

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