Immigration plans and continued problems caused by flooding are among the stories making the front pages on Thursday.
The i and Metro both take a closer look at the fallout following the announcement of Britain’s points-based immigration system. The former says there are fears of the impact on the numbers of carers in Britain, while the latter focuses on Home Secretary Priti Patel’s claim that eight million people could fill vacancies.
— Tim Alden (@timaldi) February 19, 2020
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) February 19, 2020
Ms Patel’s department is in the spotlight of The Times, with the paper reporting that she has attempted to “oust” permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam after a “toxic clash”.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) February 19, 2020
To ongoing flood misery, and the Daily Mirror leads with a picture of a man wading into water to rescue a woman in Wales.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) February 19, 2020
And The Guardian reports that one in ten new homes built in England since 2013 have been constructed on land “at the highest risk of flooding”.
Guardian front page, Thursday 20 February 2020: One in 10 new homes on land at high risk of floods pic.twitter.com/uR28WnGtLh
— The Guardian (@guardian) February 19, 2020
The Daily Telegraph leads with comments from the head of Ofsted about the potential for a £14 billion increase in funding for education to be “squandered” by poorly managed schools.
Tomorrow’s @Telegraph front page:
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 19, 2020
The DailyMail credits the so-called “Boris bounce” for an increase in house prices in every region of the UK.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) February 20, 2020
The Independent carries a story about Donald Trump offering Julian Assange a pardon, as told to Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) February 19, 2020
Brussels looking to break up “the near monopolies enjoyed by the likes of Amazon and Google” leads the FinancialTimes.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) February 19, 2020
A new “wonder drug” for sufferers of cystic fibrosis leads the DailyExpress.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) February 19, 2020
While the Daily Star leads on a cancer diagnosis for Jimmy Tarbuck.