Paper review: PM’s ‘secret Brexit deal’ and funfair horror

Image caption The Times claims it can reveal a “secret” Brexit plan between the PM and the EU. According to the paper – which says it has pieced together the plan from speaking to sources from both sides – Theresa May has “secured private concessions” from Europe. The paper says that under the deal the UK will be able to stay in the customs union, meaning no hard border in Ireland. Mrs May is also on course to striking an agreement allowing the UK to potentially still form a Canada-style trade deal, it adds. No deal has been yet announced.
Image caption The Express leads on a story which broke on Saturday evening, when an inflatable slide collapsed at a fairground in Surrey during a fireworks event. Around 9,000 people in Woking Park were evacuated, the paper says, and police confirmed that seven children suffered “potentially serious” injuries.
Image caption Arron Banks, the co-founder of Leave.EU, is on the front of the Observer after it emerged he is being investigated by police. The paper says Mr Banks – a Bristol-based insurance tycoon – is facing claims that he may have misled Parliament over the links between the pro-Brexit campaign and his insurance businesses. The paper says it has seen leaked emails which suggest his insurance staff may have worked on the Leave.EU campaign. Mr Banks has previously denied all wrongdoing. Leave.EU declined to comment.
Image caption The Mail on Sunday says Theresa May has complained to the BBC over its coverage of last week’s Budget. The paper quotes a Downing Street aide who described Radio 4 Today programme’s bulletins as biased, after it reported on analysis by independent think tank the Resolution Foundation. The Mail says the think tank’s director used to head up policy for ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband. Responding, the BBC tells the Mail it was “the first detailed analysis” of the Budget and was clearly attributed.
Image caption Your boss should offer you perks like free fruit, bicycle loans and counselling – that’s the message from the government’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock who is launching a new plan to keep workers healthy. His new strategy, launching on Monday, could relieve pressure on the NHS, it is hoped. In an interview with the paper, Mr Hancock says employers “need to be more engaged when people aren’t well”.
Image caption Sunday’s Star reports that 1,000 military service dogs – many of which have worked with Britain’s Armed Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq – have been destroyed by the Army. Retired military dogs have been in the news before; in December last year an online petition and campaign was launched which helped save two ex-service dogs facing being killed.

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