Image caption, The strikes in the NHS dominate many of Sunday’s front pages, with the Sunday Telegraph leading with an interview with Sir Tony Radakin, head of the armed forces, after military personnel were brought into fill gaps caused by the walkouts. He says troops are not “spare capacity” for striking workers, and need to focus on their “primary role”.
Image caption, The Observer says nurses are threatening “tougher new strikes” in the new year in which they would offer “less generous support” inside hospitals. The paper also looks ahead to Sunday’s World Cup Final between Argentina and France, calling it Argentinian star Lionel Messi’s “big moment”.
Image caption, The Sunday People says striking nurses have given Prime Minister Rishi Sunak 48 hours to “pay up” and address their wage demands or face new year walkouts.
Image caption, The Sunday Times looks at the current tensions within the Royal Family, saying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are keen for a reconciliation before King Charles’s coronation in May. It says they want to “sit down” and discuss the issues raised in their Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan.
Image caption, The Sun on Sunday says Prince Harry and Megan are seeking a “royal apology”. The paper claims the pair are furious because aides set up a “reconciliation” meeting when a charity worker was insulted at a reception when “nothing like that was ever done” about their concerns. Its front page also includes a teaser of a “world exclusive” interview with the father of pop star Britney Spears.
Image caption, The Sunday Mirror reports taxpayers are being made to pay for prisoners to dispose of millions of Covid kits and “wasted” Personal Protective Equipment. It describes it as a “scandal of Covid billions”.
Image caption, This week’s crisis in the Channel – where four migrants died – gets top billing in the Sunday Express, which says Home Secretary Suella Braverman “will not rest” until she has tackled the issue of illegal migration. The article says the government has been warned it faces “electoral oblivion” if it fails to deal with the issue.
Image caption, And the Daily Star goes for something a little different – claiming that the late musician George Michael has ended a “bitter” feud with fellow singer Barry Manilow from beyond the grave.
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