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What the papers say – May 16

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What the papers say – May 16


A range of stories make the front pages on Thursday, from the announcement the Jeremy Kyle Show is to be axed through to the future of Theresa May.

The Sun runs with comments from the “axed host”, saying both he and his production team were “utterly devastated” after the suspected suicide of participant Steve Dymond.

The Daily Mirror says the 53-year-old is “heartbroken” about the death.

Meanwhile, the Metro leads with an inquiry into reality shows in the wake of the death.

The i also reports on the investigation, saying programmes such as Love Island could face new regulation.

Away from Jeremy Kyle and the death of Mr Dymond, and The Times leads with a transatlantic dispute over Iran. The paper carries details of a disagreement between the Pentagon and Britain’s top military commander in the US-led mission against Islamic State on the threat posed by the country.

Politics leads the Daily Telegraph, with the paper reporting Mrs May could be ousted from Downing Street within a month if she does not set out a timetable for departure to senior backbenchers on Thursday.

The Guardian reports on the renationalisation of parts of the probation service. Chris Grayling moved the supervision of low and medium-risk offenders into private hands five years ago, but his successor as justice secretary has opted to bring offender management into a public body by 2021.

The Financial Times leads with Donald Trump opting to delay a decision on implementing tariffs on cars and car parts.

The Independent reports that Liam Fox has contradicted Cabinet colleague Michael Gove and said chlorinated chicken may be accepted in the UK in a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States.

The Daily Mail reports on a £75 million programme which has been hailed as the “best chance yet” of beating cancer.

The Daily Express leads with the same tale, reporting millions of lives could be saved by new drugs.

And the Daily Star reports that Catherine Tyldesley will never return to Coronation Street.

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