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'Loaded gun' deal: Papers splash on Huawei 5G contract

Huawei is set to provide 5G to the UK. Credit: PA

A row over Huawei’s role in the UK is among a variety of front page stories on Thursday.

The US National Security Agency has warned that allowing Huawei to supply technology for Britain’s new 5G network is like handing China a “loaded gun”, the Daily Telegraph reports.

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The Times says a leak of secret discussions on Huawei between the prime minister, senior ministers and intelligence agency heads has caused outrage among spy chiefs and led to calls for an inquiry.

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The Daily Mail leads with warnings from the United Nations’ World Health Organisation over screen time for toddlers.

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Unicef has warned nearly 170 million children under 10 – including half a million in the UK – are unprotected from measles, The Guardian reports.

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A G4S driver stole £1million from his cash-in-transit van, The Sun reports.

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A friend of murdered TV presenter Jill Dando has given an account of finding her dead body to the Daily Mirror.

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The Daily Express leads with a backlash against plans to take free TV licences off the elderly.

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And the Financial Times leads with a report on a German payment company.

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