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Newspaper Headlines: England Thrash China and Asylum Barge ‘Death Trap’

England’s Lionesses feature prominently on the front of most of Wednesday’s front pages after they put in a superb performance to beat China in their final World Cup group stage game and set up a knock-out clash with Nigeria.

Elsewhere, both the Times and Daily Telegraph say Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch is pushing her cabinet colleagues to water down net-zero rules which are to come into force for carmakers in January.

According to the i newspaper, leading economists expect the Bank of England to raise its main interest rate not only tomorrow, but also in September, November and December. The paper says there are fears that Britain is heading into recession.

The Daily Express paper reports the biggest fall in house prices in 14 years, but the paper says experts believe the worst is over and predict a market resurgence next year.

The Daily Mail leads with a report about Just Stop Oil activists “boasting” their protests have influenced Labour’s promise to stop issuing new licences for oil and gas projects if it wins the next general election.

Finally, many papers – including the Daily Mirror and the Daily Star – highlight revelations by Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke, who says he was stabbed by his father when he was younger.

Source : BBC