‘We just want to live like you’
A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
“We just want to live like you” was Metro’s headline as it covered Wednesday’s Channel tragedy, in which 27 people died. The paper quoted a man from Iraq as saying: “You only have one life.” Meanwhile, the Daily Express said UK troops will patrol beaches to deter migrants.
Ministers and scientists are "deeply concerned" by the new Covid variant, The Times reports. It quotes a senior airline source as describing the news as a "hammer blow" for the travel industry. The paper's main picture is of a group of migrants it says have not been seen since a dinghy capsized in the Channel on Wednesday.
The Sun said there were fears of an “exodus” of stars from I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, as the sudden departure of presenter Richard Madeley on medical grounds is expected to lead to more departures from the Welsh castle.