The Papers: Budget brings grammar school funds


Newspaper headlines: Budget brings grammar school funds

Image caption Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Prime Minister Theresa May says she has made it her "personal mission" to build "a school system that works for everyone" and will begin the process of reversing the current ban on new grammar schools within weeks.
Image caption The Guardian says Mrs May will pave the way for a new generation of grammar schools as Chancellor Philip Hammond uses the Budget to push ahead with a controversial policy that is seen as a priority for the prime minister.
Image caption The Daily Mail says parents will be given the right to set up grammar schools in a £500m "education revolution". The funding package will pay for 110 free schools, states the Mail. "Treasury sources said these could include the first selective state secondaries to open in decades," it continues.
Image caption The Metro says Mr Hammond will announce a £500m investment in education in Wednesday's Budget – but teaching unions said it was a mistake to "waste money" opening new schools when the existing ones were strapped for cash.
Image caption The i says Mr Hammond is expected to raise funds for social care and education after ruling out extra borrowing, and the chancellor is likely to target National Insurance, pension relief, alcohol and tobacco.
Image caption The Daily Express goes with a health story, reporting that scientists have said a single pill could soon be developed to fight high blood pressure. Researchers at King's College, London, have discovered the source of a gas that regulates blood pressure," says the Express.
Image caption The Times leads on Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor as US President, Barack Obama, tapped his phone. The paper says Mr Trump signalled a new rift with intelligence chiefs when he refused to accept a denial by the FBI.
Image caption The Sun reports that Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell, whom she referred to as her "rock", has come out as gay and is about to marry his long-term partner. Burrell's spokesman said: "I can confirm their forthcoming marriage."
Image caption The Daily Mirror has the same front-page lead. The Mirror reports that Mr Burrell will marry lawyer Graham Cooper during an intimate ceremony in the Lake District next month.
Image caption The Daily Star leads on the £1.2bn deal for BT Sport to show all Champions League matches live. The Star says there was fury among football fans as this means there will no longer be free-to-air coverage. BT Sport has said it will make some content available free on social media.