What the papers say – August 14

A £1 million scratchcard win, a so-called jobs boom and a tragic turn of events in the case of a teenager who went missing in Malaysia make the front pages on Wednesday.

The Daily Mirror reports that a trip to buy a tin of Whiskas resulted in a couple’s huge win on a scratchcard.

Andrew and Paula Hancock bagged the winning scratchcard after Mr Hancock had rushed out to buy pet food for their cat Shortcake, the Daily Star says.

The Daily Mail leads on an increase in the number of Britons in work, saying women are leading the way.

The Guardian carries a photo of 15-year-old Nora Quoirin, whose body was found in Malaysia on Tuesday following a large-scale search operation.

Its lead story says ministers have warned that a new hike in train fares risks driving passengers off the railway.

Meanwhile, the i reports on a plan by Labour to scrap the “deeply unfair” predicted-grades system.

The Times says former Chancellor Philip Hammond has warned that Boris Johnson risks betraying the EU referendum result.

And The Daily Telegraph carries comments from Speaker John Bercow, who has vowed to stop Mr Johnson if he attempts to deliver a no-deal Brexit by suspending Parliament.

In other news, The Sun reports that a major study has suggested social media is damaging children’s mental health.

And the Daily Express says campaigners have hit out at the BBC for giving staff pay rises of more than 20% while axing free TV licences for the over-75s.

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