What the papers say – August 15

News about the pandemic also features among the headlines.

What the papers say – August 15

More fallout following the Plymouth shooting features in Sunday’s papers, along with the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.

The Sunday Telegraph carries the views of Lord Stevens who says police should “trawl” social media accounts of people applying for firearms licences to prevent those with extremist views having access to weapons.

The Observer features messages from killer Jake Davison, with its main story saying residents in Kabul are “gripped by fear” as the Taliban captures more cities.

The Independent carries a picture from Afghanistan, and leads with a report suggesting parts of the so-called red wall areas of England will lose up to £1 billion of funding this year as the Government has not yet set up a replacement to the EU grants system.

The Sunday Times carries a report into the coronavirus pandemic, an investigation by the paper suggesting the World Health Organisation missed a chance to stop the virus after China campaigned to gain influence over the body’s decision-making.

And the Daily Star on Sunday carries news from an “egghead” suggesting civilisation is “down to drinking” and that “boozing is officially great”.

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