Campaigners are calling on the new BBC director general to reverse the decision to scrap free TV licences for the over-75s, reports the Daily Express.
Portugal could be put back onto the UK’s quarantine list, leaving thousands of British holidaymakers in “limbo”, reports The Times.
The NHS is launching a new low-calorie diet of soups and milkshakes it claims could help reverse diabetes in some patients, reports the Daily Mail.
The Guardian reports that the gap between wealthy students and their poorer peers has widened to 46% this year.
The Financial Times leads on a surge in global stocks from New York to Tokyo reviving investors’ hopes the post-coronavirus economic recovery has begun.
The cost of making schools COVID-secure when they reopen their doors this week is as much as £216 million, with head teachers expected to foot the bill, according to the Daily Mirror.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has told The Daily Telegraph GCSE and A-level exams will be subject to a “short delay” next year to allow pupils to catch up.
The i also leads on the challenges pupils face as some return to school for the first time in months this week, with boys in a more difficult position than girls, according to teachers.
Metro reports on warnings that school children have fallen three months behind on their studies as a result of lockdown, with one MP claiming there is just a 50/50 chance exams will go ahead next summer.