Manchester United defender Harry Maguire’s time behind bars on a Greek holiday island and warnings for the Government on a second wave of Covid-19 feature on the nation’s front pages.
The Daily Mirror says 27-year-old Maguire was arrested after a “violent” bar brawl and the Daily Star reports he has been accused of punching a police officer.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 21, 2020
— Daily Star (@dailystar) August 21, 2020
The chair of Ofqual threatened to quit unless the Education Secretary backed the regulator over the exams fiasco, according to The Guardian.
Guardian front page, Saturday 22 August 2020: Back us over U-turn or I quit, Ofqual chief told Williamson pic.twitter.com/HQnl9i32Ig
— The Guardian (@guardian) August 21, 2020
A majority of voters in a poll by the Daily Mail believe reopening schools next month should be the Government’s top priority.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) August 21, 2020
Scientists have warned of a second lockdown as figures suggest the UK’s coronavirus reproduction number, or R value, has risen, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Tomorrow’s Telegraph front page: “Second lockdown warning as R rate rises”#TomorrowsPapersToday
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 21, 2020
The economic impacts of another lockdown could be significant, with the FT Weekend citing official figures showing Britain’s economy “leapt back to life” at the height of summer after measures were eased.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) August 21, 2020
The Times says Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are “split over reform of pensions”, with the Prime Minister resisting the Chancellor’s call to cut benefits.
The Times 22/8/20 Holiday arrest Harry Maguire with his fiancée, Fern Hawkins, in an image she posted on Instagram on Thursday, hours before he was held for allegedly attacking a Greek police officer in Mykonos. #tomorrowspaperstoday #thetimes #buyapaper @thetimes pic.twitter.com/xeo45wfu3k
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) August 21, 2020
Travellers are engaged in a “last minute dash” for holidays as quarantine rules change and summer ends, i weekend reports.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) August 21, 2020
The Independent says the Government has extended the temporary ban on evictions after being warned not doing so would create a “wave of homelessness”.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) August 21, 2020
And the Daily Express cites Conservative MPs as urging the EU to “wake up” before it forces a no-deal Brexit.