What the papers say – September 15

Large queues and long journeys for people wanting to be tested for Covid-19, and a lack of tests for health workers are among the top stories in the nation’s papers.

Metro says there is “no trace of a test”, while The Daily Telegraph reports on a “crisis in hospitals” as doctors and nurses are unable to access testing.

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Virus tests have run out in places as laboratories struggle to keep up with demand, according to The Times.

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The Daily Express cites a charity as warning the pandemic has caused a backlog of cancer patients awaiting treatment that is now “past point of no return”.

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The Daily Mirror reports on “Rule of Six Chaos”, noting families are banned from meeting up but “the Government says you can still go grouse shooting with 29 chums”.

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“Britain turns to drink”, declares the Daily Mail, which reports the number of people consuming alcohol at a higher level of risk has almost doubled since just before the lockdown.

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Meanwhile, the i covers Boris Johnson’s “bruising Commons victory” for his controversial plan to override key elements of the Brexit deal he signed with Brussels.

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The Independent says the win has come at a cost as Mr Johnson is “confronted by a growing Tory revolt” which includes former chancellor Sajid Javid.

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The Government also faces potential problems at the UK’s borders, according to a leaked official report obtained by The Guardian, which says the Prime Minister has been warned queues of 7,000 lorries are expected in Kent in the New Year.

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The Financial Times reports Oracle’s “partnership” with TikTok will need to be approved by the White House.

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And the Daily Star says the UK could be “hotter than Hawaii” today, with temperatures forecast to hit 31 degrees.

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