What the papers say - August 16

A variety of stories make headlines on Thursday, including the arrest of England rugby star Danny Cipriani for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

The fly-half, 30, appears on a number of front and back pages after he was charged in connection with an incident at a nightclub on Jersey in the early hours of Wednesday.

The Sun leads with Cipriani, who was also charged with resisting arrest, larceny and being disorderly on licensed premises.

The story also tops the Metro, ahead of the Gloucester's summer signing's appearance in court on the Channel Island.

A British family's account of surviving the Genoa bridge disaster leads the Daily Express.

Italian politicians have blamed the tragedy on corporate greed and the EU's economic controls, The Times reports.

As students prepare to receive their A-level results on Thursday, universities are offering £1,000 "bribes" to students as part of a bid to get "bums on seats", the i says.

Brussels officials fear British intelligence are spying on their Brexit activities, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Doctors have warned a no-deal Brexit would raise the risk of pandemics, The Independent says.

The Financial Times leads with continuing falls in emerging markets, despite efforts by Turkey to stabilise its currency.

The Guardian puts on its front page the BBC's decision not to appeal the High Court's privacy ruling from its legal battle with Sir Cliff Richard.

Concerns over house prices lead the Daily Mail.

And the Daily Mirror reports on claims by Thomas Markle Sr.

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