What the papers say – March 27

PA
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The growing excitement surrounding the battle against Covid-19 features prominently in many of the Saturday papers.

The Daily Mail has an upbeat splash, looking ahead to the easing of restrictions on “Freedom Monday” and predicted warmer weather with a headline of “Here comes the Sun”.

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The Times heralds the news High Street shops can stay open till 10pm.

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People 70 and older will receive coronavirus booster jabs from September, The Daily Telegraph reports, while the i weekend says Britain’s “vaccine revolution” is set to transform healthcare.

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And Boris Johnson has urged Britons to stay safe amid “our first taste of freedom”, according to the Daily Express.

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Meanwhile, the FT Weekend reports controversial former Scottish MP Alex Salmond’s new political party has opened a battle front in his “war” with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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The Independent, meanwhile, says the Scottish National Party is urging Ms Sturgeon to work with Mr Salmond’s new party, while also reporting anger is growing at Batley Grammar School over a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

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Staff at one of the world’s biggest call centres are being monitored by webcam while working from home, according to The Guardian.

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The Daily Mirror leads on the Duchess of Cambridge’s letter of condolence to the family of murder victim Sarah Everard.

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And the Daily Star splashes on the ship stuck in the Suez Canal, saying “spoon botherer” Uri Geller wants to harness peoples’ mind power to “help it round the bend”.

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