Newspaper headlines Sir Cliff Richard “tainted” and “Ben Needham”s toy car”

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Newspaper headlines: Sir Cliff Richard “tainted” and “Ben Needham”s toy car”

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The Daily Mail leads on Sir Cliff Richard”s appearance before MPs, during which he said he would be “forever tainted” by the coverage that followed claims of sexual abuse against him. The singer is suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after a raid on his house as part of the investigation was shown on television in 2014.
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A photograph of Sir Cliff with his hands clasped in prayer, as he left Parliament with Paul Gambaccini, who also faced claims of sexual abuse, is on the front of the Telegraph. Neither were charged with any offence and they are calling for a change in the law of naming suspects in cases involving sexual allegations.
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The paper claims police searching for missing Ben Needham have found a toy car on the Greek island of Kos. The newspaper quotes Ben”s grandmother as saying she is “90% sure” the toy was his. The toddler “most likely” died in an accident near to where he disappeared in 1991, police have said.
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Metro also says the item discovered by police searching for Ben Needham is believed to be a toy car, saying the toddler”s mother “instantly” recognised it and “sobbed when she saw it”. The paper says it was found at a fly-tipping site in Kos.
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A rain-sodden Nicola Adams, winner of Olympic boxing gold at the Rio Olympics, at celebrations in Manchester features prominently on the Guardian”s front page. Its main story reports that British security agencies “unlawfully” collected personal data from people for more than a decade. It quotes privacy campaigners as saying a ruling by the investigatory powers tribunal was a “significant” indictment on the government”s use of surveillance powers.
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The Olympic parade also features in The Times, with a photo of Jessica Ennis-Hill taking a selfie. The paper also reports claims that the government”s £1.3bn plan to help troubled families has had “no measurable impact of cutting crime or changing lives” after five years. It quotes government-commissioned analysis as saying there has been no “significant or systematic impact”.
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The front page of the i features the decision by Steven Woolfe – once seen as favourite to become the next UKIP leader – to quit the party. It quotes the former leading light as labelling the party as “rotten” and in a “death spiral”. Mr Woolfe was taken to hospital in Strasbourg following an altercation at a meeting of party MEPs.
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The Express leads on claims that food prices will tumble when the UK leaves the European Union. It reports economic experts have predicted “staggering” price increases for shoppers inside the EU. It also features the arrival of young migrants from Calais”s “Jungle” camp in the UK. The BBC has blurred their faces for editorial reasons.
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The Daily Star also features the arrival of young migrants from the Jungle camp in Calais, northern France, on its front page. It says all of those arriving “claim they are school age” but many look “older than their years”.
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The Financial Times, meanwhile, leads on what it says will be a second cut to the valuation of Royal Bank of Scotland in the last six months. It says the government”s stake in the bank is about to be “sharply” written down in the public accounts.