The easing of lockdown restrictions in England features on most of the front pages, but several papers lead on their own exclusives.
The Observer says the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is under fire for refusing to give another £10bn to the NHS, despite his pledge to provide the health service with “whatever it needs”.
NHS bosses tell the paper the money is needed to prepare for winter and a possible second wave of the virus. According to the paper, the row is piling pressure on the chancellor to find more money – but talks have reached an impasse and the two sides are “nowhere near an agreement”.
The Sunday Telegraph reports that the Chinese technology firm, Huawei, will be banned from the UK’s 5G network within months.
The paper says Boris Johnson is poised to announce a “major about-turn” on the use of the technology, which was only approved in January.
A GCHQ report due to land on Mr Johnson’s desk this week is expected to raise new concerns about security – leading him towards a “dramatic reversal”.
According to the paper, the prime minister is facing “his biggest backbench uprising yet”, with Conservative MPs threatening a parliamentary “insurgency” if the government fails to take a tougher approach to Huawei – and China as a whole.
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As England’s lockdown eased further, the papers featured photos of happy newlyweds and customers queuing outside pubs.
For the Mail on Sunday it was “the day Britain smiled again” – after 104 days of life on hold. So-called Super Saturday was a “joyful success”, the paper says, after “fears of mayhem quickly evaporated”.
The Sunday People claims drinkers alone spent £210m, bringing a much needed boost to pub landlords. The Sunday Mirror sounds a note of caution. Soho in central London was like “one big street party”, says the paper, with scant regard for social distancing.
The Independent carries a warning from the Labour MP, Jess Phillips, of “glaring holes” in the government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill. She tells the paper the new legislation leaves some women’s lives at risk by failing to protect migrants or victims of abuse in the workplace.
The paper says campaigners are calling for urgent changes to the legislation when it returns to the Commons this week.
The Sunday Times reports that theatres will not open until next year, with thousands of job losses across the sector looming.
Quoting a government source, the paper says venues will be encouraged to “aggressively mothball” until they can reopen in 2021 without social distancing.
The source says discussions are still ongoing in Whitehall – but any help for the arts will be limited.
It’s now accepted, says the paper, that its curtains for this year’s panto season.
The Observer says the Treasury is considering radical plans to give every adult in Britain a voucher worth £500 to spend in sectors of the economy worst hit by coronavirus, such as hospitality, and face-to-face retail.
Children would get £250. The paper says a similar scheme is already up and running in China.
And returning to the easing of lockdown restrictions across England, the Sunday Times takes a moment to think of the wildlife that’s enjoyed free rein over our towns and cities for the last three months.
Animals and birds have “had a field day” says the paper in its editorial.
Pelicans were spotted on Birdcage Walk in London back in April. Some sheep found their way to McDonalds in Ebbw Vale. But now “the party’s over” – the humans are “seizing back the streets”.