Rising hopes for an early end to lockdown and golf star Tiger Woods’s car crash dominate the Wednesday papers.
The Daily Mirror leads on hopes for summer holidays abroad to resume as Britain’s Covid vaccine push continues at pace, calling it “The great British take-off”.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) February 23, 2021
And that theme is echoed in the Daily Express under a headline of “Stampede for the great getaway”.
— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelena) February 23, 2021
The Daily Telegraph says there will be a “faster path to freedom” if data reveals there has been better than expected results from the nation’s vaccination drive, while also reporting on the jailing of one of the Queen’s cousins in a sexual assault case.
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
'Faster path to freedom if jabs exceed expectation'#TomorrowsPapersToday
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 23, 2021
The i says the Government will provide millions of pounds for schools to open in summer for catch-up lessons for pupils after lockdown.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) February 23, 2021
The Guardian reports on a call to offer vaccines door-to-door to stop Covid becoming a “disease of the poor”.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 24 February 2021: Call for jabs at home to stop Covid becoming a 'disease of the poor' pic.twitter.com/JhzMzDaPkU
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) February 23, 2021
Metro reports on moves to shake-off lockdown through the use of Covid status “passports” and, like most papers, runs a photo of the Tiger Woods car crash on its front page.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) February 23, 2021
The Daily Star leads on Woods, saying “Golf ace shatters legs in car crash”, while The Sun also splashes on the “Tiger horror smash”.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) February 23, 2021
— The Sun (@TheSun) February 23, 2021
In other news, the Daily Mail says a former judge has demanded a criminal investigation into detectives who asked him to sign warrants in the VIP child sex abuse inquiry.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) February 23, 2021
And jittery US markets have steadied, the Financial Times says, after a positive forecast from Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell.