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Newspaper headlines: Rwanda defeat in Lords and 'rate cut hope'


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Financial Times
The Financial Times leads on inflation falling to 3.4% in the UK, potentially paving the way for cuts to interest rates later this year. Its main picture is of Leo Varadkar, who has shocked Ireland by unexpectedly announcing that he will stand down as the country's prime minister.
Daily Mail
i
The i newspaper leads on the prospect of summer rate cuts in light of the inflation news. The paper also reports on setbacks for Rishi Sunak's Rwanda plan, which it says mean the policy may now be delayed until Easter.
Daily Mail
The Daily Express says the pensions triple lock will be in the Conservative party’s manifesto for the coming election. The policy - which ensures pensions rise every year - has been in every Conservative manifesto since it was first introduced in 2010.
The Sun
The Sun leads with what is claims is an image of Coronation Street actor Tina O’Brien involved in an altercation outside her Manchester home. A spokesperson for O’Brien told the paper she had been the victim of an “unprovoked assault”. Greater Manchester Police are investigating the incident, the Sun reports.
Daily Mirror
There is more Coronation Street on the front page of the Daily Mirror, which leads on an interview with the husband of actress Julie Goodyear. Scott Brand tells the paper of his pain at his wife’s battle with dementia.
Front page of the Metro
Metro leads on “nerdy double killer” Luke D’Wit, who was found guilty on Wednesday of murdering Carol and Stephen Baxter by secretly giving them the powerful drug fentanyl.
Daily Star
And the Daily Star goes big on the discovery of a gold nugget worth £30,000 in Shropshire. A “gold rush” in the West Midlands county is feared, the paper says.
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