Newspaper headlines: Tesco axes 5p bags and EU bill revealed – BBC News

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Tesco’s decision to stop selling 5p single-use plastic bags and instead offer customers 10p reusable bags “could boost” the supermarket giant’s profits and result in it using more plastic, the Times claims.

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The i newspaper says the figure that Britain pays the EU every week has finally been revealed, after it had been “hotly disputed” during last year’s referendum. It says the weekly bill is £156m, or £8.1bn a year. During the campaign, Vote Leave claimed the figure was £350m a week.

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“Diana’s revenge” is the front page headline on the Sun. It says a Channel 4 screening of tapes of Princess Diana represents a strike from “beyond the grave to wreck Prince Charles’s dream of having Camilla as queen”.

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The Financial Times leads on the departure of the chief executive of betting firm Paddy Power Betfair – the “world’s biggest online betting company”. It says the change comes at a “tumultuous time” for the UK gambling industry.

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Staff in the US department of agriculture have been told to stop using the term “climate change”, the Guardian reports. It says the paper has seen a series of emails, which it claims show the “stark impact” Donald Trump’s administration has had on environmental policy.

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Young people should be “set free online to save the country” is the front page headline the Daily Telegraph. According to an ex-GCHQ boss, parents should encourage children to spend more time online to improve their cyber skills and keep the UK ahead of rivals.

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The Daily Mail tells its readers they have been “abandoned” by the bank “you saved”. It says the boss of RBS has told victims of bank fraud that they cannot expect automatic refunds.

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The Daily Mirror leads with more details of the kidnapping of a British model in Italy, with a two-page spread on what she reportedly told police about her ordeal. The front page headline is “I shared bed with kidnapper” but Chloe Ayling does clarify that she was not sexually molested and was not asked for any sexual favours from her alleged captor.

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Keeping active in middle age can help people beat dementia when they are older, according to the Daily Express. It says people who suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure in mid-life are more likely to develop the condition.

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The Metro leads on a traumatic story of a young girl who witnessed the violent death of her mother, in what police say was a “truly tragic incident”.

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