What the papers say – October 24

The provision of free meals to children during the school holidays, “Covid hysteria” and measures against Russia are among the stories making headlines on Saturday.

The Guardian leads with “scores” of councils pledging to feed disadvantaged children, with the paper reporting anger against the government’s refusal to extend free school meals is growing.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

The i talks about the “kindness of strangers” with the paper reporting on the “extraordinary” response to a campaign led by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

While the Independent reports that Rashford is continuing to exert pressure on the Prime Minister, while the Daily Mirror writes the public has “shamed Tory MPs”.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.
To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

And the Daily Star mocks up a scoreboard with “Britain 1 Bozo & Co 0”.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

Elsewhere, The Times leads with comments from former Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill that covert attacks have been launched in retaliation against Russia.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

The Daily Telegraph writes the National Trust could be subject to an investigation over its “purpose” amid suggestions it should not “lose sight” of what its members expect.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

The FT Weekend writes banks are raising rates to stifle a “boom” in home loans.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

The Daily Mail calls some new measures – such as checks at the Welsh border and a ban on shoppers buying non-essential items – as “Covid hysteria”.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

While the Daily Express leads with comments from a health expert claiming vaccines, better testing and contact tracing can help “kill off the virus for good”.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.