What the papers say – December 5

Many of the newspapers carry scenes of jubilation from the World Cup after England’s 3-0 victory over Senegal.

The Daily Mirror, Metro and the Daily Star report the win has secured the Three Lions their place in the quarter-finals.

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On a less joyous note, The Sun adds that England forward Raheem Sterling “raced back” from Qatar after armed intruders broke into his home while his family were inside.

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Elsewhere, The Independent says the head of Britain’s biggest business organisation has warned that the Government is “going backwards” on the green growth agenda.

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Face-to-face GP appointments for mid-life health checks will be abolished and moved online under Government plans to ease pressure on the NHS, according to The Times.

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An investigation by the i has found nearly half a million warrants allowing energy firms to forcibly install pre-payment meters in the UK’s poorest homes have been granted since Britain came out of lockdown.

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The Daily Express writes that the Army is in training to deal with industrial action which is about to “grip the country”.

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Also on the topic of looming strikes, The Daily Telegraph says rail bosses have “refused to save Christmas” from “catastrophe’” after rejecting an 8% pay rise.

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While The Guardian cites new research showing that people in the UK are getting “sicker and poorer”, with a gaping health and wealth divide between regions that is only getting worse.

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And the Financial Times has the president of the European Commission vowing to provide assistance to companies lured by the US’s green energy subsidy scheme.

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