What the papers say – October 11

Pressure building on Boris Johnson over new restrictions in the north of England features among the stories on Sunday’s front pages.

The Observer and Sunday Express report Northern mayors are considering taking legal action against the Government over new local lockdowns for the north-west and north-east.

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The Sunday Telegraph says millions of people will be asked not to leave their local areas under the measures, while the lockdowns are turning the PM into “the new” Margaret Thatcher, according to the Sunday People.

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The Sunday Mirror leads with accusations that top Tory MPs are “dodging” lockdowns in their local areas.

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The Sunday Times reports local mayors are to be given more control over the coronavirus test and trace system.

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Elsewhere, The Independent says an “obscure rule” will deny MPs a vote on Brexit food standards.

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And the Daily Star on Sunday says Strictly judge Shirley Ballas heard the voice of her dead brother on Mount Kilimanjaro.

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