What the papers say – March 9

A variety of stories make the front pages on Saturday, from the court case into the Shoreham airshow disaster to a schools “funding crisis”.

The Guardian leads on an investigation looking into school funding and reports that the system is “falling apart at the seams”, with teachers forced to do the work of cleaners and parents having to raise essential cash.

The Times says the families of those killed in the Shoreham disaster wept in court as a pilot was cleared of 11 charges of manslaughter after he argued the plane was flown so badly he must have been mentally impaired at the time.

The Daily Express says the families vowed to “fight on for the truth” following the court case.

Shamima Begum is pictured on the front of the Daily Telegraph following the news that her baby son had died.

The paper leads on Brexit, reporting that Theresa May’s hopes of a last-minute breakthrough were dashed after a “total breakdown of trust” between London and Brussels.

The i also runs with Brexit, and says the Government rejected the EU’s offer of concessions to break the impasse.

The Financial Times reports that Philip Hammond has urged Eurosceptic Conservatives to get behind the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal as its approval would allow him to release billions of pounds for stretched public services.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail leads on warnings over rising parking fees.

The Daily Mirror carries an interview with One Direction star Liam Payne, who spoke of being mugged at knifepoint as a 12-year-old.

And The Sun claims a masked burglar took a selfie at the home of Brendan Rodgers.

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