UK & World News

  • 1 August 2014, 6:39

Friday's National Newspaper Front Pages

THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES

:: The Daily Telegraph

The number of households being forced to pay higher rates of stamp duty has more than doubled in the past decade

:: Financial Times

Firms across Europe are already feeling the pain as stringent sanctions are imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis

:: Daily Mail

A motorist killed a man in a 70mph crash while using two mobile phones at the wheel of her Jaguar

:: The Guardian

Another day of intense Israeli bombardment from air, sea and land on Gaza as the death toll passes 1,400

:: Daily Express

Britain will drive cutting-edge research in the fight against cancer as part of a £300m funding boost to be unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron

:: The Independent

The cash will help fund a 'genetic revolution', with England poised to take a giant leap into the new world of genomic medicine

:: i

The genome project will allow tailored treatments for diseases like cancer

:: Daily Star, The Sun

Both papers claim Kerry Katona's fiance - ex-Rugby League star George Kay - was arrested and held under the Mental Health Act after mystery breakdown in the road outside the couple's home

:: Daily Mirror

A cyclist from Sierra Leone was held in isolation for four days before being cleared to compete in the Commonwealth Games because it was feared he could have the ebola virus

:: The Times

The cost of rebuilding Afghanistan has surpassed the vast sums spent putting Europe back on its feet after the Second World War

:: Watch the Press Preview on Sky News every evening at 10.30pm and 11.30pm. Reviewing tonight's papers will be the deputy director of the think-tank Civitas, Anastasia De Waal, and the former Political Editor of The Sun, George Pascoe-Watson.

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