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What the papers say – February 22

What the papers say – February 22 Photo: PA

A variety of stories lead the papers on Friday, with Brexit and political divisions making headlines, as well as the murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail.

The Times leads with warnings that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces an “exodus” of MPs from his party unless he backs calls for a second referendum on the terms of Brexit.

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The Daily Telegraph leads with a vote which means churches will no longer be obliged to hold services every Sunday.

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The Guardian runs with Brexit, saying that Theresa May is facing a “serious Cabinet revolt” next week, with as many as 25 people said to be ready to vote for a delay to Brexit unless “no deal” is ruled out.

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The Financial Times carries news from across the Atlantic, reporting that Donald Trump is against “blocking out” Chinese firm Huawei from 5G.

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The Metro carries a report of a court case in Scotland, after a 16-year-old boy was convicted of killing Alesha MacPhail.

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The i reports the Liberal Democrats have offered a “pact” to the newly formed Independent Group.

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The Independent says that only one in 10 jihadis returning to the UK from Syria are subject to prosecution.

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The Daily Mirror reports that “hundreds” of headteachers are piloting a ban on people parking near school gates.

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The Sun also carries details of the Alesha MacPhail court case, saying it was a crime that “shocked a nation”.

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The Daily Mail reports on a rise in the number of school children being admitted to hospital after self-harming.

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The Daily Express leads on Shamima Begum, after Jeremy Corbyn said she should be allowed to return to the UK.

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