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Newspaper Headlines: PM’s Pro-Car Pledge And ‘EU Holiday Chaos’

Image caption, The Sunday Telegraph leads on an interview with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who says he has ordered a review into “anti-car schemes” being introduced across the country. This includes an evaluation of low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs), which try to reduce motor traffic in residential areas by using either cameras, barriers or lockable bollards. In the interview, Mr Sunak says he wants to let the public know he is “on their side in supporting them to use their cars to do all the things that matter to them”.

Image caption, The Sunday Mirror also has the prime minister as its main focus, leading with a story that says he travelled between London and Chester – a journey of 200 miles (321 km) – by helicopter. The paper says the journey came the day after the UN warned that the era of “global boiling” has arrived, calling the PM a “hypocrite”. Mr Sunak’s spokesperson has previously defended his use of helicopters, saying there is “a lot of pressure” on his time.

Image caption, The lead story on the front page of the Sunday Times says Mr Sunak is set to announce “multimillion-pound funding” for a carbon capture project in the North Sea in Scotland, creating up to 21,000 jobs. But its main image is of Yevheniia Kolesnichenko, who joined the Ukrainian army’s battle against Russia after her husband was killed in action. She tells the paper she is fighting for her family’s future.

Image caption, The Sunday Express reports that households across the UK could be facing a second winter of high energy bills due to a lack of gas storage facilities, which the paper says is driving up prices.

Image caption, The main story on the front page of the Mail on Sunday says that EU countries are planning to introduce a new “Big Brother” entry system next year for British travellers. According to the article, UK citizens will be “fingerprinted and have their faces scanned” before they can enter EU countries, as part of post-Brexit requirements.

Image caption, The Sunday People says that disgraced former pop star Gary Glitter – who was returned to prison earlier this year for breaching his licence conditions – is living a “life of luxury” behind bars.

Image caption, The Daily Star leads on a story about the former QPR and Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, who it says has been visited by the spirit of his deceased father – through his car radio. “Game of Twoooo Halves”, is its headline.

The Sunday Times reports that Rishi Sunak will announce funding for a multi-million pound carbon capture scheme in Aberdeenshire on Monday.

The paper says the project would allow greenhouse gas emissions to be stored under the North Sea while allowing oil and gas production to continue.

Energy Secretary Grant Shapps tells the Sun on Sunday that Labour’s plans to stop new drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea would lead to “lights going out” around the UK. Mr Shapps brands Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s proposals “insane”.

But a spokesman for Labour tells the paper they won’t “take any lessons” on energy policy from the Conservatives. who they said had left Britain “at the mercy of tyrants across the world”.

The Sunday Mirror accuses the prime minister of “provoking outrage” by taking a 200 mile (320km) journey on a Conservative Party donor’s helicopter – all while, as the paper puts it, the “world fries”.

It claims the trip from London to North Wales would have taken just 10 minutes longer by train. Downing Street says Mr Sunak’s travel plans make the best use of his time.

The continued fallout from the closure of Nigel Farage’s bank account is covered by a number of papers. The Sunday Telegraph reports that the former UKIP leader has set up a website to find others who’ve had their accounts shut, as part of what he says is a “national scandal”.

The Sunday Times has been speaking to the self-styled “bad boys of Brexit” – Arron Banks, Andrew Wigmore and Richard Tice – who all say they’ve had their bank accounts closed in recent years. Grant Shapps also told the Sun on Sunday that his family had been, as he put it, “de-banked”.

The Home Office has “secretly” backed the used of facial recognition cameras to help prevent shoplifting, according to the Observer. The paper says officials will now lobby the privacy regulator to allow the roll-out of the devices, which critics claim discriminate based on skin colour and breach basic human rights. A spokesperson for the Home Office said facial recognition technology can protect shops and their staff.

The Sunday Times says Home Secretary Suella Braverman is gathering an “international alliance” to take on Facebook over its plans to make end-to-end encryption standard on its messaging apps.

She claims the proposals could make it easier for criminals to communicate. Facebook’s parent company, Meta, says the technology is already used widely – and it has tools to prevent its exploitation.

There could be “holiday chaos” next year – according to the Mail on Sunday – because of what it calls “Big Brother” visas implemented by the EU. It says British travellers could be fingerprinted and photographed under the plans. In its editorial, the paper asks whether Brussels is “punishing” the UK for having the “temerity” to pursue Brexit.

The back pages are dominated by the retirement of Stuart Broad. The Sunday Express urges England to “Do it for Stu” in the 5th Ashes Test – while the Sunday Telegraph says the bowler has been one of English cricket’s “great characters”.