The Sunday papers – ‘Covid booster chaos’ & ‘Tough Plan B rules’
A special report by the Independent online paper, the NHS faces its hardest winter yet as soaring coronavirus cases combine with a surge in A&E demand and a health service brought to its knees by 18 months of unrelenting pressure.
The Sunday Telegraph reports that Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce an extra £5bn for the NHS in his Budget on Wednesday – on top of the £36bn package announced last month.
Mail on Sunday – ‘Minister act on Covid booster chaos’
The Mail on Sunday‘s front splash reports on ministers’ plans to speed up the booking system for COVID booster jabs.
Sunday Express – ‘Rishi’s budget for a Greater Britain’
A £3bn “skills revolution” and £703m investment to beef up our borders will be at the heart of the chancellor’s budget, according to the Sunday Express.
The Sunday Times – ‘Soldier confessed he killed Kenyan mother’
The Sunday Times has an interview with an ex-squaddie who recalls the moment a British soldier allegedly broke down in tears and allegedly confessed to murdering a 21-year-old woman while training in Kenya.
The Observer – ‘Ministers pave wave for tough plan B rules’
The Observer has learned that the UK Health and Security Agency contacted local authorities on Friday to canvass their level of support for the immediate rollout of Plan B restrictions – in a sign that the government is paving the way for their implementation.
Sunday Mirror – ‘Boris Johnson’s huge carbon footprint’
The Sunday Mirror reports that the prime minister flew 1,200 miles on a private jet, accusing him of hypocrisy ahead of COP26.
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