The Times and The Daily Telegraph both carry pictures of Muslim protesters outside a school in West Yorkshire, where pupils were shown a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Times highlights the comments it attributes to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson condemning the intimidation of teaching staff as “completely unacceptable”.

It says there is video of people gathered at the school gates shouting “get the head teacher”.

The Telegraph says that the images of the prophet were shown during a lesson on Monday, and the head teacher had tried to defuse the situation by apologising and sending a letter to parents. It adds that the teacher concerned has gone into hiding.

image captionDozens of people gathered outside Batley Grammar School on Thursday morning

Plans for a Covid “pub passport” continue to make headlines. The Daily Mail says there are plans for a mobile phone app that can provide proof of vaccinations or negative tests, and that venues taking part could drop social-distancing rules.

The paper says the app is part of the review being carried out by Michael Gove and could also be used for other events like weddings and football matches.

It reports that hospitality bosses have called the idea “unworkable” and “costly”.

The Guardian suggests making Covid certificates compulsory for entry into pubs is part of a strategy to encourage young people to get their vaccinations.

It says there are fears within government that those in lower age groups are less likely to take up their jabs – and experience in Israel has shown more apathy from under-35s who think they will be fine, even if they catch the virus.

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image captionDrive-through vaccination centres could open in the UK

There are plans to give out booster vaccines in October to people who’ve already had their jabs, according to the i newspaper.

It claims to have seen NHS documents which says the move is designed to protect people from newer variants of coronavirus.

The paper also says drive-through vaccine centres will be created next month for under-50s, to keep the roll-out on track.

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The Financial Times says India has dealt a blow to the global Covid fight by blocking vaccine exports to prioritise its own immunisation programme.

The FT reports that the Serum Institute of India has been told to halt shipments for two to three months, which is likely to delay five million doses to the UK.

The Daily Mirror leads with a campaign by “grieving families” for an inquiry into the government handling of the pandemic.

It says more than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for Boris Johnson to set a date for a hearing. Photographs of five people appear on its front page with the headline “tell us why they died”.

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image captionWork continues on freeing the Ever Given mega-container ship.

And the Daily Star has a striking image of a single mechanical excavator working to free a huge container ship that’s blocking the Suez Canal.

The paper’s tongue-in-cheek headline is “we’re gonna need a bigger digger”.

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