Newspaper headlines: Yousaf 'in peril' and 'customised' skin cancer jab

The Guardian
The Daily Telegraph
The i
The i newspaper headlines on the "world's first jab to stop skin cancer", saying it brings hope for patients. The personalised vaccine, which uses genetic code of tumours to tackle the disease, is being tested on UK patients, the paper says. Researches believe it could be a "game-changer". [BBC]
The Daily Express
The Daily Express also leads on the "revolutionary" cancer vaccine. It says the jab for melanoma may also prove effective in treating lung, bladder and kidney tumours. The vaccine uses the mRNA technology that helped overcome the Covid pandemic. [BBC]
The Daily Mail
The Daily Mail focuses on a story about shoplifting offenses in England and Wales rising to their highest level years - with more than 430,000 recorded last year. The paper says retailers have accused police of "letting thieves off the hook", with violence against shop workers also doubling. [BBC]
The Metro
The Daily Mirror
"Save our cup replays" says the Daily Mirror, as it launches a campaign to save the replays that "provide vital cash to hard-up lower league clubs". The tabloid says football figures, politicians and fans are backing the fight against the plan to ditch the replays. [AFP]
The Sun
And it is congratulations for "footie legend" Ryan Giggs who is going to be "a dad again at 50", according to the Sun. It is his first child with his girlfriend Zara Charles, and the tabloid says the couple are said to be "delighted". [BBC]
The Financial Times
The Financial Times leads on a story about Australian mining company BHP approaching UK-based rival Anglo American for a potential £31bn takeover. It says the move has provoked a "backlash" from some of Anglo's largest shareholders, with the bid coming "after a period of weak share performance". [BBC]
The Daily Star
Turnips are the focus of the Daily Star, and specifically the idea that the root veg could help save the planet because they "thrive and adapt in all conditions". Good news for turnip-loving Baldrick of Blackadder fame who is emblazoned across their front page. [BBC]

"Yousaf in Peril" is how the Guardian describes the position of Scotland's first minister, who is facing a no confidence motion. The paper says he "stunned" his allies and opponents on Thursday, when he announced the end of the power sharing deal between the SNP and the Scottish Greens.

The i says Humza Yousaf's "future hangs in the balance". The Scottish Daily Mail sums up the story with the headline "meltdown", describing yesterday as a "disaster" for Mr Yousaf.

Humza Yousaf
[PA Media]

The Financial Times says the no confidence vote, which is likely to come next week, will be Mr Yousaf's "sternest test" so far, after a first year in office beset by ministerial rows. The paper has spoken to a political consultant who says the first minister has "staked his leadership" on this new direction, and if he is able to navigate the vote then he will be in a stronger position.

But the Times reports Mr Yousaf is "considering his position". The paper says his allies have "called into question the wisdom of ending the coalition agreement so quickly". One of his former supporters, who is not named, goes as far as to tell the paper "he's done", adding "whether it's today, tomorrow or later than that, he's done".

The Daily Telegraph reports that the threat of deportation to Rwanda is causing "an influx of migrants" from the UK to Ireland to try to escape the government's policy. Ireland's deputy prime minister Michael Martin says the bill is already having an impact. The paper says Conservative MPs have pointed out that the comments show the policy is having the intended effect.

There are calls from campaigners and charities for the prime minister to write-off fines for unpaid carers, which have built up due to "minor rule breaches", says the Guardian. Some 150,000 people are in this position for, what the paper describes as, "often unwittingly overstepping" the £151-a-week earnings limit while caring for a loved one.

But a government spokesperson is quoted as saying claimants have a responsibility to inform the Department of Work and Pensions of any changes to their circumstances and it is "right to recover taxpayers' money when this has not occurred".

Both the Telegraph and the Times report on a warning from MI5 that hostile foreign states are targeting British universities. The papers say vice-chancellors of 24 leading institutions, including Oxford and Cambridge, have been briefed about the threat. The Telegraph says the intervention coincides with "growing concerns" about efforts by countries, including China, Iran and Russia to "infiltrate" UK universities.

And there's been an "exciting diversion" for a sign highlighting roadworks in Grimsby, says the Daily Express, after it was dug up more than 370 miles away on a beach in Denmark. It is thought it floated across the North Sea, to where it was discovered in West Jutland.

The paper says the group of beach cleaners who picked up the sign have even teased residents of the north-east Lincolnshire town about whether they want the sign back, describing it as a "bit worn out, but still in one piece".

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