What the papers say – April 26

A dementia warning over commonly prescribed drugs, Labour’s anti-Semitism row and a major pledge on plastic waste are among the top stories on Thursday.

Drugs prescribed to up to two million people a year to treat depression and bladder problems could increase the risk of developing dementia in later life by as much as a third, The Independent reports.

The Times also leads with the research, the most comprehensive of its kind, reporting that regulators are examining the findings.

What the papers say – April 26

The Daily Telegraph leads with comments by Unite union boss Len McCluskey that five Labour MPs will be “held to account” amid accusations some in the party stirred up a row over anti-Semitism to “smear” the leader.

More than 40 major supermarket, food and drink brands are set to announce a world-first ban on single-use plastic, the Daily Mail reports.

The Guardian says Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been accused of protecting the Prime Minister over the Home Office’s failure to tackle the Windrush scandal.

The Metro says the father of Alfie Evans began a private prosecution against doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital over his treatment.

Tom Evans said his son was “my warrior” after judges rejected a new appeal to allow him to be taken abroad for treatment, the Daily Express says.

A three-way battle to snap up Sky has begun after US media giant Comcast joined 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney in a bid to buy the broadcaster, the Financial Times reports.

The i says US president Donald Trump will visit the UK – although without state honours – in July and hopes to meet the Royal Family.

The Sun says William, who became a father-of-three on Monday, appeared to be snoozing during an Anzac Day remembrance service.


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