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The Sun

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The Sun leads on the kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling who was abducted by masked men. She said she feared for her life “second by second”.


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The story also appears on the front of the Metro, which carries the headline: “I woke up cuffed in bag”. She said: “I’ve been through a terrifying experience.”

The Daily Mirror

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The Daily Mirror also features the story on its front page along with its main headline, which says the driver of the car in which Princess Diana died alleges some police officers in the UK believe she was murdered.

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The Times says there are record levels of violence and abuse against vulnerable patients at mental health trusts. It says most of the serious incidents relate to quality of treatment and patient safety.

The Daily Telegraph

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Civil servants have been accused of trying to “ram through” a £36bn Brexit divorce bill while most of the cabinet is away on holiday, the Daily Telegraph says. It says senior ministers are being kept “out of the loop”.

Daily Express

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The Daily Express leads on the same story, saying MPs have vowed to reject the “outrageous” Brussels exit bill. It says there is a threat of a “major rebellion” by MPs.

I front page

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The i newspaper also leads on Brexit, saying new regulations and “red tape” will increase the cost and complexity of visiting the continent after the UK leaves the European Union.

The Guardian

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Cuts to IVF treatments in some areas in England have created a “postcode lottery”, according to the Guardian. It says 13 NHS areas have restricted or completely halted IVF treatment for women struggling to conceive.

The Daily Mail

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The Daily Mail, meanwhile, says social care is in “such crisis” that four in 10 homes fail inspections. It says 70,000 vulnerable residents and patients are at risk.

The Financial Times

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And finally, the Financial Times reports that financial institutions have paid more than $150bn in fines in the US in the last 10 years since the beginning of the global financial crisis.

A model from south London, who is said to have been kidnapped in Italy by a man who threatened to sell her to the highest bidder on the dark web, is widely quoted describing what happened.

It’s the lead story in the Sun and is also reported in the Mirror, the Times, the Telegraph and the Mail.

Chloe Ayling describes being abducted and waking up handcuffed in a suitcase in the boot of a car.

She says she feared for her life “second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour”.

The Black Death Group is suspected of being behind the apparent kidnapping.

The Times says the group is either “one of the most dangerous criminal gangs in the world, or the depraved fantasy of people who rarely leave their keyboards”.

The Times also reports how the father of Justin Gatlin – the sprinter who beat Usain Bolt to win the 100m final at the world championships – has called on British fans to lay off his son.

Gatlin – who has twice been suspended for failed drugs tests – was booed as he accepted his gold medal at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Willie Gatlin says his son has not committed a crime and that the people who booed him should read the official reports on his case.

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But the Daily Telegraph’s Paul Hayward believes Gatlin plays the system with a “poor me” routine.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Matt Lawton says Gatlin’s gold will ultimately be good for athletics – by forcing the sport to confront the problem of doping.

He says anti-doping agencies lack the power and funding to tackle what he calls a “global disease” and that “the sport of athletics got what it deserved on Saturday night”.

The Daily Mirror says it is an “outrage” that Gatlin was allowed to compete and that any athlete convicted of doping should face a lifetime ban.

The Guardian carries warnings of a postcode lottery in IVF treatment.

The paper says NHS commissioning groups in 13 areas of England have restricted or stopped offering IVF since the start of the year in an effort to save money.

National guidelines recommend that women aged under the age of 40 should be offered three cycles of IVF if they have been trying to conceive for two years.

The Guardian quotes one of the pioneers of the technique, Professor Simon Fishel, as saying that people across the country should be treated equally – and that only a tiny fraction of those who need the treatment have access to it.

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Some councils are angry at oBikes being “dumped” in their boroughs

The Financial Times reports that Wandsworth Council in London has seized more than 130 rental bicycles, describing them as a “yellow bike plague” cluttering up pavements.

The “oBike” has been launched as a rival to Transport for London’s bike scheme and users can pick up and leave the bicycles anywhere, unlocking them with a smartphone app.

The council has accused oBike of dumping thousands of bikes on London’s streets without any warning. oBike says it is “disappointed” with the council’s response.

And finally, men’s make-up counters are likely to appear in chemists’ shops and department stores within five years, according to the UK boss of L’Oreal.

Vismay Sharma has told the Daily Telegraph that demand for make-up is growing fast among men of what he calls “the selfie generation”.

The paper says that, last week, the online retailer, ASOS, launched a male-only make-up range which includes a concealer, beard and brow filler, and mascara.

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