Paper review: 'Stop children bingeing on social media'


Newspaper headlines: ‘Stop children bingeing on social media’


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The Observer says the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, has warned parents that they must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online “like junk food”. In an interview with the paper, she said parents should be proactive in stopping their children from bingeing on the internet during the summer holidays.

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The Sunday Telegraph says it can reveal that the UK is prepared to pay up to £36bn to the EU to settle the so-called Brexit divorce bill. “Senior Whitehall officials have concluded that such an offer – the first time a precise figure has been proposed – is the only way to break the deadlock in negotiations,” reports the Telegraph.

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A Sunday Times investigation discloses that British A-level students are being “discriminated” against by many of the UK’s top universities as they recruit more lucrative overseas applicants instead. Numbers of non-EU students, who pay as much as four times the fees charged to UK and EU ones, says the paper, have increased by 39% since 2008.

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A “shocking” Mail on Sunday investigation reveals that 40% of police stations in England and Wales have closed over the past 10 years. “The brutal cutbacks have come as violent crime and terrorism have surged,” says the Mail. The National Police Chiefs Council tells the paper that forces are far more accessible online and by phone these days.

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The Sunday Express speculates that Prince Harry will propose to Meghan Markle. “The odds on an imminent royal engagement were slashed last night after Prince Harry whisked his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle to Africa, where his brother William proposed to Kate,” says the Express.

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The Sunday Mirror leads on the British model who was drugged and kidnapped in Italy by criminals who tried to sell her for £230,000.

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The Sunday People claims a knife killer has released a rap album recorded on a mobile phone in prison.

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