Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
Tuesday’s front pages report on the latest from the Russian-Ukraine crisis – as Russian President Vladimir Putin recognises Ukraine separatist regions as independent states. Another lead story for the front pages is the news the PM will drop all remaining Covid restrictions on Thursday and free Covid tests are to end in April.
Free lateral flow tests will be scrapped, the Daily Mirror reports. The paper reports that free tests will also be axed in ‘PM’s bonfire of virus safeguards’. The paper’s main image is a still from a Russian video showing a bombing exercise in Belarus yesterday.
The Sun reveals that Kate Garraway’s husband, who is struggling to recover from COVID-19, has gone to Mexico for a medical trial. The paper’s front page also makes room to report that Vladimir Putin’s ordered his troops into eastern Ukraine last night.
It’s “time to get our confidence back” – the Daily Express leads with the end of COVID-19 restrictions. The paper also reports on more flooding expected to hit the UK and the latest from the Russian – Ukraine crisis.
The Guardian reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has put his country on a collision course with the West over Ukraine. Another lead story for the Guardian is the PM’s announcement that restrictions and free Covid tests will end soon for England.
The prime minister is telling Britons to treat COVID-19 the same as the flu, Metro says. The paper pays tribute to Jamal Edwards – the UK music pioneer and charity worker who died suddenly at the age of 31.
The Independent’s front splash reports Chris Whitty warns of new variants as PM lifts restrictions, the paper says free testing will be scrapped in April to save $2bn a month. The paper’s main image is Vladimir Putin as he ‘recognises breakaway regions’.