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What the papers say – February 14

What the papers say – February 14

What the papers say – February 14

14 February 2021

The latest on lockdown being eased leads many of the Sunday papers.


Tory MPs tell Johnson all Covid restrictions must go by end of April

Tory MPs tell Johnson all Covid restrictions must go by end of April

Tory MPs tell Johnson all Covid restrictions must go by end of April

14 February 2021

The Covid Recovery Group says there can be no more lockdowns once the current controls are lifted


Universities that stifle freedom of speech to face fines – report

Universities that stifle freedom of speech to face fines – report

Universities that stifle freedom of speech to face fines – report

13 February 2021

The new ‘free speech champion’ role will be set up to work from the higher education regulator, the Office for Students.


Archbishop of Canterbury shares prayer for Racial Justice Sunday

Archbishop of Canterbury shares prayer for Racial Justice Sunday

Archbishop of Canterbury shares prayer for Racial Justice Sunday

13 February 2021

The prayer refers to ‘the sin of racism’.


Hammersmith Bridge illuminated red in Valentine’s Day message to Government

Hammersmith Bridge illuminated red in Valentine’s Day message to Government

Hammersmith Bridge illuminated red in Valentine’s Day message to Government

13 February 2021

The message was addressed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.


Tory MPs demand Johnson lifts all Covid restrictions by end of April

Tory MPs demand Johnson lifts all Covid restrictions by end of April

Tory MPs demand Johnson lifts all Covid restrictions by end of April

13 February 2021

The Covid Recovery Group says ministers must justify any controls that remain in place after March 8.


Idea of pubs opening in April is premature, expert warns

Idea of pubs opening in April is premature, expert warns

Idea of pubs opening in April is premature, expert warns

13 February 2021

Scientists continue to urge caution over the easing of the current coronavirus restrictions.


Ice, freezing rain and 80mph winds forecast as UK’s cold snap comes to an end

Ice, freezing rain and 80mph winds forecast as UK’s cold snap comes to an end

Ice, freezing rain and 80mph winds forecast as UK’s cold snap comes to an end

13 February 2021

The Met Office has warned of large waves around coastal areas.


Fire breaks out at Surrey vaccination centre

Fire breaks out at Surrey vaccination centre

Fire breaks out at Surrey vaccination centre

13 February 2021

Surrey Heartlands CCG said the centre was being used as a vaccination site at the time and that the vaccine supply has been secured.


Latest Covid-19 vaccine figures, by nation and age group

Latest Covid-19 vaccine figures, by nation and age group

Latest Covid-19 vaccine figures, by nation and age group

13 February 2021

One in five of the total UK population has now had their first dose.


‘Significant gaps’ remain in hotel quarantine policy – Heathrow

‘Significant gaps’ remain in hotel quarantine policy – Heathrow

‘Significant gaps’ remain in hotel quarantine policy – Heathrow

13 February 2021

The west London airport said it is yet to receive the ‘necessary reassurances’ from the Government.


Prime Minister visits sites in North East helping in Covid battle

Prime Minister visits sites in North East helping in Covid battle

Prime Minister visits sites in North East helping in Covid battle

13 February 2021

He was at the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies plant in Billingham, Teesside.


Chief mouser Larry the cat celebrates 10 years in Downing Street

Chief mouser Larry the cat celebrates 10 years in Downing Street

Chief mouser Larry the cat celebrates 10 years in Downing Street

13 February 2021

Larry is the first feline since 1997 to hold the rat-catching portfolio.


Charity clothes scheme returns to ensure those in need can stay warm

Charity clothes scheme returns to ensure those in need can stay warm

Charity clothes scheme returns to ensure those in need can stay warm

13 February 2021

Donated items are left on clothing rails monitored by volunteers across the UK and are given out for free to anyone who asks to take one.


Labour calls on Sunak to ease Covid debt burden on business

Labour calls on Sunak to ease Covid debt burden on business

Labour calls on Sunak to ease Covid debt burden on business

13 February 2021

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds says 850,000 firms could be forced to close unless the Government acts.


Bodies of man and woman recovered after car found in river

Bodies of man and woman recovered after car found in river

Bodies of man and woman recovered after car found in river

13 February 2021

No formal identification has yet taken place but family members have been informed by a family liaison officer.


Johnson ‘optimistic’ about prospects for easing of lockdown

Johnson ‘optimistic’ about prospects for easing of lockdown

Johnson ‘optimistic’ about prospects for easing of lockdown

13 February 2021

The PM says the efficacy of the vaccine rollout in reducing infections will be key to lifting controls in England.


In Pictures: Ice day to climb a waterfall?

In Pictures: Ice day to climb a waterfall?

In Pictures: Ice day to climb a waterfall?

13 February 2021

The frozen Kinder Downfall in Derbyshire provided a wintry challenge for hardy climbers.


Travellers being used as quarantine ‘guinea pigs’, says family moving back to UK

Travellers being used as quarantine ‘guinea pigs’, says family moving back to UK

Travellers being used as quarantine ‘guinea pigs’, says family moving back to UK

13 February 2021

Beckie Morris had planned to return to the UK with her husband and five-week-old daughter after four years of living abroad.


Parents of children returning to UK alone face ‘stressful’ quarantine dilemma

Parents of children returning to UK alone face ‘stressful’ quarantine dilemma

Parents of children returning to UK alone face ‘stressful’ quarantine dilemma

13 February 2021

Karl Feilder, who lives in the United Arab Emirates, said no parent ‘in their right mind’ would allow their children to stay alone in a hotel.


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