Newspaper headlines: Tory fears as 'Labour surges', and 'Wasteminster' – BBC

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The Sunday Times reports that universities are pushing for UK students to pay more for their tuition to help with costs.
It says university bosses are warning that unless British undergraduates pay closer to the £24,000 a year fees that students from abroad hand over, they will lose their places to foreigners.
Vice-chancellors point out that the £9,000 a year paid by UK students has been frozen for a decade and say they are being forced to take on an ever-increasing number of foreign applicants from countries such as China and India.
The university admissions' service Ucas has told the Independent website that soaring demand for higher education will disadvantage poorer students.
According to Ucas, applications are expected to jump to at least one million by 2026.
Its director of strategy tells the site that poorer pupils risk losing out, with more competition for places – unless the government helps the sector expand.
According to the Sunday Telegraph, Conservative leadership frontrunner Liz Truss is planning to unveil a "series of radical reforms" to the health service if she becomes prime minister.
It says she wants to "halt the exodus of NHS doctors" – by making adjustments around their pension cap – and clear waiting lists.
The paper adds that the backlog would be one of Ms Truss's top three priorities in Downing Street, alongside measures to broaden energy supplies and cut taxes.
The Observer says Labour is enjoying a "bounce" in the polls, amid Conservative fears about Ms Truss' tax plans.
According to the paper, senior Tories have warned that their party will suffer "dire electoral consequences" if a Truss premiership fails to address the rising cost of living.
The Sunday Express reports that Britain's businesses are being urged to get ready for a trade deal which it says is predicted to open up a post-Brexit market of around half a billion people.
It says that Boris Johnson has promised that joining what he calls the "mighty" Pacific trading bloc "will mean lower prices on our supermarket shelves".
The Sunday Mirror says there is outrage about the amount of subsidised food for MPs and peers that gets thrown away at Westminster.
As two million hard-up adults admit going without food for an entire day, a Freedom of Information request has revealed that the equivalent of 2.6 million dinners have been binned at Parliament over six years.
"Wasteminster" is how the paper sums it up.
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According to the Sunday Times, former American President Donald Trump "soured" the UK's "special relationship" with the US when he accused British spies of bugging him in March 2017.
The claim, from former Prime Minister Theresa May, is revealed in a new book.
The Times says the crisis led to an unprecedented denial by intelligence chiefs, who branded the allegation "utterly ridiculous".
And "Read all about it" declares the Mail on Sunday as it reports that book sales in Britain are set for a new record.
Reading surged in popularity during the pandemic, when people were stuck at home – and the Mail says the trend is showing little sign of wearing off, with almost £1bn spent already this year on paperbacks and hardbacks.
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