The Papers: Charity chief quits and transplant plea

The Papers: Charity chief quits and transplant plea
The Guardian
Image caption Justin Forsyth’s resignation from Unicef is the lead story on the Guardian, as well as a number of other papers. Mr Forsyth’s resignation comes after accusations of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff.
The Metro
Image caption The Metro’s front page says Mr Forsyth did not resign because of his “mistakes” but because he did not want to damage aid organisations.
The Times
Image caption The Times reports there is division between universities over the nationwide lecturers’ strike. Fifteen vice-chancellors want further talks with academics in the row over changes to their pensions, it says.
The Financial Times
Image caption An increase in debt in developed countries will pose “a significant challenge” to budgets, reports the Financial Times.
The Daily Telegraph
Image caption The Telegraph reports that an Army major is to be investigated again over the death of an Iraqi teenager 15 years ago, after having been cleared by seven earlier inquiries.
The Daily Express
Image caption The Daily Express leads on the latest Office for National Statistics figures showing there has been an increase in the number of EU migrants leaving Britain since the Brexit vote.
The Daily Mirror
Image caption The Daily Mirror continues its campaign for an opt-out organ donation system ahead of the vote in Parliament on Friday.
The Sun
Image caption A group of exotic dancers performed at a care home in Christchurch, Dorset, after its residents chose the activity as an entertainment option, reports the Sun.
The i
Image caption The i leads with research showing that medicine mix-ups are costing lives. The paper reports that blunders happen 237 million times in a year.
The Daily Mail
Image caption The environment secretary will announce a ban on plastic straws to prevent further environmental damage, says the Daily Mail, which hails it as a victory for its campaign to cut the use of plastic.

The resignation of former Save the Children chief executive Justin Forsyth from Unicef is the Guardian’s top story.

The paper says the former New Labour adviser has issued an unreserved apology following allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards women at Save the Children.

But Mr Forsyth’s explanation that he was leaving not because of mistakes made at Save the Children, the Telegraph suggests, was contradicted by the charity revealing it should have carried out a further review of his conduct.

A former Save the Children campaigns adviser, Brie O’Keefe, accuses him in the Times of “failing to take responsibility for his actions”.

Conservative MP Nigel Evans tells the Sun he’s staggered that Mr Forsyth doesn’t get that the outcry is not about aid but the eradication of sexual abuse from the sector.

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Image caption Justin Forsyth resigned following complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff

In a Kitchener-style pose, 10-year-old Max Johnson, is pictured on the front of the Daily Mirror, urging MPs to back a change in the law to increase the number of organs available for transplant.

The private member’s bill would mean that instead of volunteering the use of one’s organs after death, all citizens would be considered potential donors, unless they opt out of the register.

Max has high-level support – with the backing of three former prime ministers: David Cameron, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.


The Daily Express describes the increase in EU citizens leaving Britain as the “exodus of the EU migrants.”

But experts tell the Daily Mail that it does not amount to “a Brexodus” – saying people’s reasons for leaving the UK are complex.

The Sun points out that a record number are now coming from China, Japan and Korea.

And the Times suggests Theresa May is planning a U-turn to allow EU citizens arriving during the post-Brexit transition period to stay permanently.

Meanwhile, the Mail and the Sun both speculate that ministers meeting at the prime minister’s country retreat are likely to have fudged key decisions on how quickly to diverge from EU rules.

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The i and the Daily Telegraph both focus on a drive by the health secretary to improve patient safety.

Both papers report that there are 237 million drugs errors every year, which may contribute to 22,000 deaths. Jeremy Hunt calls for a shift from a “cover-up culture.”

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Image caption Kylie Jenner has revealed she is not a fan of Snapchat’s redesign

The head of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, is to be the US’s highest paid chief executive of 2017 — according to the Financial Times.

He is to receive $638m (£457m). But the paper suggests the timing of the payout could be awkward following the messaging app’s stock price slump, after users complained about its redesign.

The Sun and the Times also note that nearly $1bn was wiped off Snap’s market value thanks to a tweet by reality star Kylie Jenner (half sister of Kim Kardashian).

She asked “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me?”

Universities challenged

The Times reports that universities are divided over the lecturers’ strike, with 15 vice-chancellors calling for peace talks.

The Financial Times says there’s disagreement over the walkout’s impact – with the union saying it had closed every institution, while the employers’ association maintained that only one in 10 had been seriously affected.

The Guardian suggests some solidarity with students joining staff on the picket lines.

But the Daily Mail says more than 100,000 students are demanding compensation for cancelled classes.

The Times reveals the head of the university pension scheme at the centre of the dispute was given a pay rise of £82,000.

While the Daily Express speaks of outrage as a typical vice-chancellor’s pay hit £290,000.

‘Something a bit different’

Pensioners at a care home in Dorset, says the Sun on its front page, “got an eye-popping treat” when a troupe of pole dancers performed for them.

The Mail says the six dancers were “gyrating in hot pants and leotards” to Singin’ in the Rain and Abba.

The Express says there’s been an “outcry” – quoting a councillor who called the show “inappropriate.”

But bosses at the home said the elderly residents had wanted “something a bit different”.

And one of the dancers told the Sun that the residents were all “left with smiles on their faces.”

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Image caption Ed Sheeran’s silver clay engagement ring

The Mail pictures a close-up of Ed Sheeran’s engagement ring at the Brit Awards, which it says his fiancee Cherry Seaborn made for him out of silver clay.

The Telegraph says thanks to the pop star’s decision, not only will men now have to decide whether to wear a wedding ring, but also an engagement ring.

The paper explains that the ring traditionally represented a financial transaction and that a jilted fiancee could keep it as compensation.

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