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What the papers say – August 6

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What the papers say – August 6 (Peter Byrne/PA) (PA Archive)
What the papers say – August 6 (Peter Byrne/PA) (PA Archive)

Measures to improve vaccine uptake in young people feature among a range of stories on Friday’s front pages.

The Times leads with the Government releasing a new campaign aimed at encouraging under-30s to be vaccinated, with young people to be told to get jabbed or “miss the fun”.

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The i says social media influencers will be engaged to help spread the message of the Government’s campaign.

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It comes as The Independent reports more than 30,000 children are currently suffering from long Covid.

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Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph says universities are opting for entrance exams over A-levels amid a growing distrust of pandemic grades.

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The inflation of A-level results has forced the Government to fund hundreds of extra university places at medical schools across England, according to The Guardian.

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Elsewhere, Metro reports thousands of British holidaymakers were left in limbo after the Government put Mexico on the travel red alert list.

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The Daily Mirror leads with Prime Minister Boris Johnson being criticised for comments about Margaret Thatcher’s mine closures.

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The Daily Express says the Bank of England has warned inflation is on the verge of hitting a 10-year high.

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The Daily Mail reports Cop26 president Alok Sharma has flown to 30 countries in the last seven months.

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The Sun leads with a woman vowing to “take a bullet” for her pet alpaca, which is due to be destroyed after testing positive for bovine TB.

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And the Daily Star says some workplaces have banned office banter.

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