Newspaper headlines: Corbyn on student debt and Needham ‘breakthrough’ – BBC News

Daily Mail front page

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The Daily Mail leads on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn saying he did not know how much it would cost to cancel student debt. It comes after his pre-election pledge to “deal with” such debts.

Metro front page

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The same story is on the front of the Metro, who says that the Conservatives have accused Mr Corbyn of “betraying” graduates after he denied saying that Labour would write-off student debts.

Daily Mirror front page

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The Daily Mirror reports on how blood has been found on a toy car and sandals said to belong to toddler Ben Needham, who went missing on the Greek island of Kos in 1991.

The i front page

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The i splashes on a story about how cyber crime is bringing “chaos” to the NHS. It also suggests tips on how people can protect themselves from “digital bandits”.

Daily Telegraph

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Staying with the NHS, the Daily Telegraph has a story about how a national review has been ordered into schemes to send people away from Accident and Emergency departments to help cope with growing demand.

The Guardian front page

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The Guardian has its own health story – theirs is about how soaring levels of alcohol-related deaths are predicted by doctors, as a result of people drinking cheap booze.

The Times front page

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Like many papers, the Times carries a photograph marking England’s win in the Women’s Cricket World Cup final. Its main story is about how Ukrainian businessmen are allegedly exploiting the reputation of the University of Oxford by selling fake awards and honours.

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Express Newspapers

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The Daily Express carries a story about UK foreign aid being paid to Rwanda, whose president the paper describes as being “suspected of murdering his rivals”.

Financial Times

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The Financial Times has a story on its front page about how the number of Londoners leaving the capital for elsewhere in the UK has reached its highest level in at least five years, as people are pushed out by housing costs.

Daily Star front page

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The Daily Star continues with its Love Island coverage, as the show hurtles towards its finale.

Jeremy Corbyn’s claim on Sunday that he had never promised to write off student debt from loans for university tuition fees, during the election campaign, makes front page headlines.

For the Sun, it’s a jaw-dropping U-turn.

The Daily Express says it’s small wonder that thousands of students queued at the polling stations in the false hope that if Mr Corbyn were prime minister, he would shake the magic money tree at them.

The Daily Mail describes the Labour leader’s argument that he didn’t know how much it would cost to do so, as a risible excuse.

On the second day of its cyber crime series, the i paper leads on a report that the computer systems of dozens of public sector organisations – from hospitals and councils to museums and watchdogs – have been attacked more than 400 times in the last three years.

It says cyber criminals have been seeking to extort money, cause disruption or extract data.

An investigation by the paper has found that the vast majority of the incidents have not previously been made public – and many are not being reported to the police.

According to the Guardian’s main story, doctors are warning that almost 63,000 people in England will die over the next five years from liver problems linked to heavy drinking, unless ministers tackle the scourge of cheap alcohol.

It says senior members of the medical profession and health charities are urging the government to bring in minimum unit pricing and crack down on drink advertising to avert what they claim is a public health crisis of liver disease deaths.

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England’s dramatic victory over India in the Women’s Cricket World Cup final is reported on many front pages – as well as the sports pages.

The Times says women have not always been made to feel welcome at Lord’s – female members were permitted to enter the pavilion only in 1999.

But in front of more than 26,000 paying spectators on Sunday, there was a sense that women’s cricket had come of age.

The Financial Times says the tournament has marked a breakthrough for the women’s game, with extensive media coverage and avid crowds.

Increasingly – the Daily Telegraph says – spectators are tuning in to women’s sport to find skill and spectacle every bit the equal of the men’s game.

Shark tales

Meanwhile, the Telegraph says it can disclose that the BBC is planning to take men off radio and television programmes and replace them with women in an attempt to close the gender pay gap.

Quoting “insiders”, the paper reports that the BBC will seek to boost women’s pay by giving them plum jobs when contracts of male presenters come up for renewal.

With the budget for BBC talent constrained by strict spending controls, the corporation can only increase women’s pay by cutting that of men, it adds.

Several papers report that there’s been a third shark alert off the coast of Majorca this summer.

The Mail says swimmers were ordered to leave the water at Estanys beach in Colonia de Sant Jordi, on Saturday and a red flag was hoisted to ban bathing.

According to the Express, a tourist was left with a grazed arm after the shark brushed against him.

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