Many of the front page headlines focus on Tony Blair’s criticism of President Biden’s handling of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Sunday Times quotes unnamed “cabinet insiders” supporting Mr Blair’s assessment, calling the president “gaga” and “doolally”.
The negative assessment of President Biden is shared by most of the papers’ editorials. The leader in the Sunday Express calls his handling of the crisis “a monumental blunder” and “manna from heaven for our adversaries and competitors.”
Writing in the Sun on Sunday, Tony Parsons delivers a scathing two page assessment of the president, accusing him of committing a crime against humanity.
Powerful images of distressing scenes outside Kabul Airport feature yet again on most of the front pages.
The Sunday Telegraph shows a British soldier carrying a young Afghan girl to safety after she was caught in a stampede, while the Sunday Mirror uses images of marines rescuing children from the chaotic scenes.
The Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, writing in the Mail on Sunday, claims “no nation will be able to get everyone out” of Afghanistan.
The paper goes with the headline ‘Run For The Border’, with the minister promising to continue attempts to offer refuge to those that don’t make it onto flights if they can get out of the country by other means.
The Times reports that food and freight companies are attempting to recruit prisoners on day release to alleviate supply chain problems in supermarkets and restaurants.
Trade groups are urging the prison service to prioritise food suppliers when allocating workers through its Temporary Licence Programme, to ensure that huge shortfalls in staffing caused by the pandemic and Brexit can be resolved.
A cartoon by Bernie in the Mail also touches upon the subject, showing a couple standing in front of empty supermarket shelves with one pondering “What came first? The chicken shortage, or the egg shortage?”
Scientists in Greece are discussing proposals to name heatwaves to help raise awareness of their increasingly devastating consequences, according to the Observer.
The plan mirrors the system introduced in the UK in recent years to give greater exposure to storms, with experts hoping it will offer greater protection to people in areas at risk of wildfires.
Areas of Greece have been devastated by huge blazes this summer, with temperatures regularly exceeding 40C (104F).
The spike in demand for puppies during lockdown appears to have had an unforeseen effect on the popularity of a more unconventional pet.
The Telegraph says there’s been a surge in interest for pygmy goats from people who can no longer afford to buy a canine companion.
It reports that there’s been a fivefold increase in demand for the animals during the pandemic. The paper’s leader notes that readers could buy a whole mini-farm for the type of sums being asked for a puppy, but sounds a note of caution – warning that the associated bills with doing so could cause a mini breakdown.