Newspaper headlines: 'Rampant England march on' and Alzheimer's progress – BBC

Nearly all of the front pages are dominated by England's victory over Wales. The Metro has the headline 'St George Slays the Dragons'. The Daily Telegraph and the i headlines play on the same idea of the Welsh Dragon's fire being extinguished.
Many papers have picked out the performance by Marcus Rashford, who scored two goals to help seal Wales' fate. The Daily Mirror crafts its headline around his name – 'Bish, Rash, Bosh'. In a similar vein, the Sun opts for 'Rash, Bang, Wallop'. The Guardian features a picture of the beaming player, wrapped in an affectionate hug by the England manager, Gareth Southgate.
The Times points out that this was still an historic moment for Wales, who reached the tournament for the first time in 64 years. It says the team made "tear-stained" goodbyes to their fans afterwards. The Daily Star predicts this morning will be "Woozy Wednesday" – as England fans head to work with a celebration hangover.
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Beyond the football, the Times and the Guardian both report on the new drug that has been proven to slow Alzheimer's in patients in the early stages of the disease. Results of a clinical trial confirmed the drug called lecanemab slowed memory decline by 27% over 18 months. The Times says it will provide hope of a cure for millions of people . The Guardian quotes researchers hailing it as "the dawn of a new era of Alzheimer's therapies".
Paramedics and other ambulance workers are set to hold their first national strike in 30 years, according to the Telegraph. It reports that the GMB union is today expected to announce that its members have voted in favour of walkouts. They would join tens of thousands of Unison members who are already supporting action. The paper says it comes "amid a growing crisis in emergency care services", with ambulance handover times on the rise.
The Daily Express leads on recently released data from the 2021 Census which shows less than half of the UK population identifies as Christian. It says the figure is a reminder that Britain is in the throes of rapid social change. The editorial in the Daily Mail says Christianity underpins the moral code of our society, and says many will see this latest news as a sad moment. The i says it is the first time Christians are in the minority in nearly 1,500 years when the religion first started to spread around the British Isles. The drop coincides with a rise in the number of people saying they have no religion.
And the Times has a story that may offer some consolation to distraught Welsh football fans. It says the government is granting Welsh leeks a regional food marker, which protects the name, authenticity and characteristics of products. It means shoppers will see a logo on leeks grown in Wales that assures them they're buying the real deal.
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