Brief. Me Better Faster May 15, 2021 12:35 am
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England’s Covid-19 plan to freedom
A lot of the Sunday Papers lead with the country’s Covid-19 plan. A picture of Princess Charlotte is also featured on many front pages to mark her sixth birthday.
The Observer reports the scenes unfolding in India as Covid-19 cripples the country- could be repeated in many other countries. World Health experts are warning that only billions of pounds of aid and massive exports of vaccines can halt a humanitarian catastrophe across the poorest countries.
The Sun leads with a report that two intruders – a man and a woman – tried scaling fences in the Windsor estate last Sunday. It is the second security scare in a matter of days.
Princess Charlotte turns 6
The Telegraph – along with several other papers – features a picture of Princess Charlotte and says she bears a striking resemblance to her father, Prince William.
Line of Duty Finale
And finally, several papers look forward to the finale tonight of the latest series of Line of Duty.
The Sun says – the identity of villain ‘H’ – is the biggest mystery in crime drama history.
Below are our top picks of this week’s Sunday Papers.
Three Giant Steps Back To Normal Life
The Mail on Sunday’s front page leads with the country’s Covid-19 plan. It says the PM is promising to remove the limit on funerals from 17 May, scrapping the “metre plus” social distancing rule from 21 June and -this week – will issue the first list of “green” countries. The paper also features a picture of Princess Charlotte – to mark her sixth birthday. – Daily Mail
NHS Draws Up Vaccination Plan For Schoolchildren
The Sunday Times says NHS health officials are drawing up plans to offer the Pfizer vaccine to secondary school pupils from September. It claims “core planning scenario” documents compiled by NHS officials include the offer of a single dose to children aged 12 and over when the new school year starts. But plans depend on advice due this summer from vaccine advisers, it says. – Times
Billions For Scots as PM Bids To Save Union
The Sunday Telegraph has details of the PM’s “blueprint to save the Union” – citing plans to spend billions of pounds on new road and rail links, treating Scottish patients in English NHS beds, and student exchanges between UK nations in a bid to strengthen the Union. The paper also says home testing could soon replace the 10-day self-isolation rule for people contacted by NHS Test and Trace. – The Telegraph
Boris Johnson £58K Wallpaper Boss Is a Tory Donor
The Sunday Mirror leads with claims a Tory donor’s firm carried out the “gold wallpaper makeover” at the PM’s flat. Boris Johnson is facing questions about how the home improvements were paid for and an official investigation is looking into whether a donation towards the flat revamp may have broken the law. Boris Johnson said he paid for the renovations to his Downing Street home himself but has not specified whether this happened when he first received the bill, or whether he was loaned the money and later repaid it. – Daily Mirror
Sports Direct rated lowest in customer satisfaction survey – BBC Business
COVID-19: Virgin Atlantic boss says ‘no reason to delay’ return of UK-US travel as it posts £858m loss – Sky Business
Marks & Spencer chair: More young faces are needed on company boards – CityAM
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
A spat over Covid vaccine doses has erupted between the European Union and the UK threatens to have far reaching implications over coronavirus jab disruption.
Brussels demanded access to AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in UK plants to make up for a shortfall after the pharmaceutical giant said it would have to cut the amount of doses delivered to the bloc by the end of March.
What do we know about the dispute? And what potential implications could the rumbling dispute have on future Covid vaccine rollouts? – (ITV)
Recent and upcoming changes
Restrictions are easing across the UK.
Step 1 of the roadmap out of lockdown has begun. Shielding ends on 31 March.
People will be asked to ‘Stay Local’ from 2 April. A timetable for further lockdown easing from 5 April is on GOV.SCOT.
The stay at home restriction was lifted on 13 March. Read about the rules on GOV.WALES.
In Northern Ireland
The next review will happen on or before 15 April. You can read the guidance on current restrictions on nidirect.
latest Covid-19 news
For the latest Covid-19 news visit the UK governement website