What the papers say – August 27

Coronavirus, Brexit and a “mutant algorithm” are among the stories making the headlines on Thursday.

The Times leads with a report suggesting there is a hidden NHS waiting list with 15.3 million patients requiring follow-up appointments.

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The Daily Telegraph reports people on low incomes suffering from coronavirus will be given money to “ensure” they self-isolate.

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The ongoing story about exams leads Metro after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a “mutant algorithm” caused problems with the grades.

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And the i leads on the Department for Education’s leading civil servant being ousted as Mr Johnson “swings the axe”, a story which also leads The Independent.

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Meanwhile, The Guardian says Germany has scrapped plans to discuss Brexit at a diplomatic meeting next week after a lack of progress on the UK’s departure.

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The Daily Mirror reports on Sarah Harding’s breast cancer diagnosis.

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While the Daily Mail reports on a push for Britons to return to their offices.

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The Daily Express says an insect spray can fight off Covid-19.

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The Financial Times reports the Green Climate Fund is facing “misconduct complaints including allegations of sexism and harassment in the workplace”.

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And the Daily Star says kebabs may soon be off the menu following a shortage of the meat.

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