Shropshire Star

What the papers say – September 30

Politics, Posh Spice and pineapples on pizzas take centre stage on the front pages of Saturday’s newspapers.

British newspapers

Political stories dominate the front pages of Saturday’s newspapers with little agreement on the top story of the day.

The Daily Express and the i weekend are the only ones which opt for the same story as they focus on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s criticism of an “attack on the motorists” – the i saying the government is taking a “gamble on driver vote”.

There is more political transport news on the front of The Independent, which says it has seen a “secret document” predicting Mr Sunak’s plan to cut HS2 would “lead to chaos”.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt features on the front page of The Times as he pledges to end the “vicious circle of ever-rising taxes” with plans to tackle of public services and reform the benefits systems.

The Daily Telegraph focuses on Home Secretary Suella Braverman, saying she has turned down an approach from the Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss her comments on immigration.

The Daily Mail concentrates on a poll which it says “shows Rishi a path to victory” at the next election, while it trails an interview with journalist Ava Evans after she found herself at the centre of the row which is engulfing GB News.

The death of 15-year-old Jessica Baker in a school bus crash which also killed the driver on the M53 dominates the Daily Mirror, which calls it a “tragedy on way to class”.

The Sun rolls back the years at it looks back on David Beckham’s red card in the 1998 World Cup, saying his wife Victoria told a Netflix documentary on the couple she “still wants to kill people” for their treatment of the football star in the aftermath.

The FT Weekend turns its attention to allegations which prompted Bernard Looney to resign as chief executive at BP.

And the Daily Star reports on an issue guaranteed to cause an argument – pineapple on a pizza.

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