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Today's front pages: GP crisis dominates as US air strikes miss paper deadlines

Donald Trump's attack on Syria comes too late for overnight press, leaving NHS and term-time holidays to fill the covers

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US President Donald Trump's air strikes on a Syrian government airbase following Tuesday's suspected chemical attack in Idlib dominated the online front pages this morning, but it just missed the printers' deadlines.

Instead, the Daily Telegraph and Metro both lead with a warning that the number of new GPs is not enough to fill the gaps left by retiring doctors.

The Independent and its sister i paper splash with the fallout of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the ban on term-time holidays, with a front page investigation revealing the extent of fines imposed on parents for breaking school rules.

The Daily Mail lays the blame squarely at the feet of travel operators, saying inflated prices force parents to choose between foregoing family holidays and breaking the law.

Armed police are being deployed to protect the Grand National for the first time in the race's 170-year history, the Daily Express reports.

Meanwhile, in an attempt to unite Sir Michael Caine's support for Brexit with the diplomatic rumblings between the UK and Spain over the future of Gibraltar, The Sun runs with the most tenuous of puns.

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