Saturday’s national newspaper front pages

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A look at the stories making the headlines on the front pages of Saturday’s national newspapers.


On the front of the i is a picture of a packed beach in Margate, Kent, with reports that this weekend’s three-day heatwave could be the hottest on record since 1990. The newspaper adds that teachers are being warned against holidays abroad in case they are unable to return to school in September. 


The UK could adopt Australian-style Border Force tactics by recruiting the help of the Royal Navy to intercept illegal boats trying to reach Britain as soon as they leave French shores, reports The Times


Nearly 40% of A-level grades in England will have been downgraded by the exams regulator when students get their results next week, writes The Guardian


Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to abolish stamp duty for properties up to £500,000 has seen house prices increase by a record 3.8% on the previous year, according to the Daily Express


Donald Trump has stepped up his campaign against China by imposing sanctions on 11 Chinese and Hong Kong officials, including Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam, reports the Financial Times.


The Daily Mail leads on its campaign to raise money for personal protective equipment (PPE) reaching £11m – the equivalent of 30 million items for people across the UK. 


The Daily Telegraph reports on MPs’ claims that holidaymakers are being left in the dark over “grossly unfair” quarantines that could be imposed on holidaymakers returning to the UK from France. The paper also leads on lockdown restrictions killing two people for every three who died of coronavirus in May. 


The Daily Mirror leads on Friday’s scorching temperatures, which led Britons to
flock to beaches and beauty spots in huge numbers, sparking social distancing
concerns amid a rise in coronavirus cases.


You can watch
the Press Preview every evening at 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Sky News. Our
reviewers on Saturday night will be Times and Sunday Times columnist Matthew Syed and journalist and author Ella Whelan. 

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