Concerns over flood defence funding dominates many of Monday’s papers as flood warnings persist heading into Christmas.
The Guardian leads with calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to overhaul the nation’s flood defence spending while the Financial Times and Daily Star report on the dozens of flood warnings in place throughout the country. The FT also has a story on shrinking negative yield debt signalling an ease of recession fears.
Guardian front page, Monday 23 December 2019: Fix our flood defences now, northern leaders warn PM pic.twitter.com/WZAar2F5vf
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) December 22, 2019
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) December 22, 2019
Wet Christmas on the way:https://t.co/fFSQGdrS7X
Chelsea player subjected to racist abuse from Spurs fans:https://t.co/x7jVtHC7yY
— Daily Star (@dailystar) December 22, 2019
Elsewhere, The Times says that a former prisoner was groomed by Islamic extremists while behind bars.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) December 22, 2019
The NHS has paid almost £50 million in compensation to parents for “mistakes in care” of their newborn babies, according to The Independent.
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) December 22, 2019
Staying with the NHS, the Daily Express leads with a story on a “radical” diet-based treatment to reverse diabetes while the Daily Mirror‘s front page is dedicated to a Christmas appeal to help find a donor for a young boy who needs a heart transplant.
– Wonder NHS diet to beat diabetes – Nationwide floods put dampener on #Christmas– Royals rally round the Queen as Philip fights to get well– Alison Steadman: Why I wept filming #GavinAndStacey #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/7FBlY4SqyG
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 22, 2019
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 22, 2019
The Daily Mail says that millions of families are falling victim to fake Amazon reviews promoting “shoddy” goods online.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) December 22, 2019
The Sun speaks with a man who accidentally blew his car up when he lit a cigarette after spraying aerosol air freshener.
— The Sun (@TheSun) December 22, 2019
And the i leads with Tesco’s forced labour scandal.