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Newspaper headlines: Dettori’s ‘£100m insurance’ and ‘Harry’s a fool’

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There is a variety of newspaper headlines on the front of Sunday’s papers, with many reflecting the latest developments in Israel and Gaza after the implementation of a temporary ceasefire. Nine-year-old Irish-Israeli girl, Emily Hand, features on the front of the Sunday Mirror following her release after being held captive by Hamas in Gaza. Her father tells the tabloid of his “relief” after an “agonizing” delay to her return on Saturday afternoon. The paper also features a story about champion jockey Frankie Dettori – more on that below.

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Like the Daily Mirror, the Sunday People claim the bosses of hit ITV reality television series I’m A Celebrity had to insure Frankie Dettori for £100 million against injury in order to get him on the show. Elsewhere, EastEnders star Bobby Brazier is pictured on the front of the tabloid gracefully taking part in Strictly Come Dancing’s live Saturday show – the headline trails a story about the actor opening up about losing his mother, Jade Goodey, when he was five years old.

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A side story on the front of Sunday’s Observer is a warning from the government’s top immigration adviser, who has criticized plans to stop overseas care workers from bringing family members to the UK. The paper’s main story focuses on the latest on the hostage deal between Israel and Hamas, which went ahead despite an earlier delay on Saturday.

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An image on the front of the Sunday Times show Yoni Asher being reunited with wife Doron, daughters Raz, 4, and Aviv, 2, after the three were seized by Hamas on 7 October from a home in Kibbutz Nir Oz, in southern Israel. Meanwhile, at the top of the paper, previews of claims alleged to feature in a new book out next week by royal biographer Omid Scobie feature. The author has criticized some reports of the book, claiming not all the reported passages are accurate.

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The Sun on Sunday has gone big on claims which are said to come from the new leaked biography about Prince Harry and Meghan. In the report, the paper claims King Charles called the duke “a fool” after the pair appeared in a Netflix documentary last year. Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on reports. The duke and duchess have not responded.

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The Sunday Telegraph’s main story focuses on a watchdog aiming to crack down on charities hosting anti-Semitic extremists. Orlando Fraser, chairman of the Charity Commission, tells the broadsheet bodies should not become “forums for hate speech”. In a separate story, the paper reports that GCHQ officials are investigating a cyber attack on the private King Edward VII Hospital, one favored by the Royal Family. Elsewhere, a satirical Matt cartoon at the bottom right of the paper reflects on the replacement of the BBC’s flagship show Top Gear – saying it will be replaced with a program dedicated to potholes.

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Concerned Tory MPs feature on the front of the Sunday Express, which dedicates most of its front page to the headline “Stop small boats or we’re sunk”. MPs are quoted in the tabloid urging Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to do more, as they say the Tories “risk being disillusioned” by the lack of progress on one of the prime minister’s five key pledges.

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Finally, the Daily Star has an exclusive story with a “distraught” mother who tells the tabloid she is still haunted by the cigar-smoking smell of disgraced broadcaster Jimmy Savile. She tells the paper about the time she puts him on Top of the Pops and claims she is still dogged by memories of Saville.

A broad variety of stories feature on the front of Sunday’s papers – many include the latest on the situation in the Middle East as 39 Palestinian prisoners were released on Saturday night in exchange for 13 Israeli hostages and four Thai nationals

The Sunday Times carries an interview with relative of one of the Israelis set free on Friday. Mayan Moshe describes how her 72-year-old aunt Adina thought she was being led away to be executed when she was taken out of the Hamas tunnels she had been kept in for seven weeks. Ms Moshe realized she was being freed only when she saw the Red Cross buses.

The Sunday Telegraph says emotional scenes have been playing out in Israeli hospitals and medical centers as families were and continue to be reunited after the hostages’ release.

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Nine-year-old Irish-Israeli, Emily Hand, was among the 13 hostages freed on Saturday

Continuing with domestic news “Stop small boats or we’re sunk”, is the Sunday Express headline. It says Conservative MPs have told Rishi Sunak unless the small boats in the English Channel are stopped by the next general election the party faces “catastrophe” at the polls. One MP said eight out of ten voters he spoke to demand to know what was being done.

Finally, the Sun on Sunday previews a new Royal book out later next week about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In the report, the tabloid claims King Charles called the Duke of Sussex “a fool” after the pair appeared in a Netflix documentary last year. Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on reports.

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