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BBC 🔵 Newspaper headlines: ‘Crossbow horror’ and England’s ‘last-minute glory’

BBC 🔵 Newspaper headlines: ‘Crossbow horror’ and England’s ‘last-minute glory’

Almost all the papers carry pictures of Ollie Watkins celebrating his goal that secured England’s place in the Euro 2024 final.

Looking ahead to the clash with Spain, the Sun has nicknamed him « Olé Watkins ».

The Daily Telegraph says the striker had been « all but invisible » during the tournament, but has now secured « instant immortality ».

In its match report, the Daily Mirror calls Gareth Southgate a « genius » for making the decision to bring Watkins on as a substitute.

A few of the papers say the England manager could soon be known as Sir Gareth. The Daily Express says he’s « almost certain » to receive a knighthood if England wins the Euros.

Under the headline « Honour me head son », the Daily Star says it has been told by sources that he’s likely already done enough at the tournament to « clinch him the gong ».

Several papers lead on the killing of the wife and two daughters of the BBC horse racing commentator John Hunt.

The Times alleges that the youngest victim had broken up with the suspected attacker. The Daily Mail says the ex-soldier was found following a « 20-hour manhunt » in a cemetery.

The Guardian focuses on the dilemma facing Sir Keir Starmer about overcrowded prisons in England and Wales.

The paper points to Whitehall sources who say 20,000 inmates could be freed as part of a new early release scheme.

The president of the Prison Governors Association, Tom Wheatley, is quoted as saying his union is « hopeful the penal populism of the last government is a thing of the past, » and that Labour would invest more in the service.

The Times says the new government is to « make a major pitch to companies to recruit former prisoners ». It says the prisons minister, Lord Timpson – whose business has employed thousands of ex-offenders – wants to « significantly boost » the number of firms hiring them.

The paper says research by the Ministry of Justice shows prisoners who gain employment are less likely to re-offend.

The i says ministers are to force water companies to refund customer bills if they fail to tackle sewage spills.

The paper says the new environment secretary has said firms will no longer be allowed to use infrastructure funding to pay for bumper bonuses, dividends and salary increases.

The Financial Times says the government is drawing up plans to put failing water companies into « special measures ».

A few of the papers say that the former Conservative MP Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg is to become a reality TV star, after losing his seat at the election.

The Guardian says the show called Meet The Rees-Moggs will be available on the streaming platform Discovery+ this year.

The Telegraph says it will follow Sir Jacob and his family in the run up to the election. The former business secretary, who lives in a 17th Century house in Somerset, is quoted as saying the series « may be a bit more Fawlty Towers than Downton Abbey ».

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