What the papers say – May 10
The death of comedian Freddie Starr leads several Friday papers, along with stories about air pollution, the 101 emergency line and deportations.
Several also feature images of Danny Baker, who was fired by the BBC over a “racist” tweet; David Beckham, who was banned from driving for using his mobile and his friend, the Duke of Sussex, who headed to The Hague days after becoming a new father.
The Sun leads with Starr, who once inspired one of the paper’s most memorable headlines: “Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster”.
The Daily Mirror reports the 76-year-old was found dead at his apartment on the Costa Del Sol on Thursday afternoon.
The Daily Star says the comedian is thought to have suffered a heart attack.
The Metro leads with Baker, who was sacked from his 5 Live show after tweeting a joke about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie featuring a picture of a chimpanzee.
The Health Secretary has said that no-one should have to sell their home to pay for care in old age, the Daily Express reports.
The Daily Mail leads with criticism of the Prince of Wales over his intervention in the case of a disgraced bishop accused of abusing boys and young men.
Several men have been murdered in Jamaica since being deported there by the Home Office, The Guardian reports.
The 101 non-emergency number may be made free for all callers after criticism by the Victims’ Commissioner, the Daily Telegraph says.
The Times leads with warnings over air pollution from doctors’ leaders.
The Hong Kong regulator has granted banking licences to a number of technology firms, in a move that will put traditional players like HSBC under pressure, the Financial Times reports.
And the i leads with a potential major advance in treatment for heart disease.