What the papers say – February 24

Lockdown easing and Tiger Woods lead most of the nation’s front pages.

What the papers say – February 24

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”.

And that theme is echoed in the Daily Express under a headline of “Stampede for the great getaway”.

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 i says the Government will provide millions of pounds for schools to open in summer for catch-up lessons for pupils after lockdown.

The Guardian reports on a call to offer vaccines door-to-door to stop Covid becoming a “disease of the poor”.

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.

The Daily Star leads on Woods, saying “Golf ace shatters legs in car crash”, while The Sun also splashes on the “Tiger horror smash”.

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.

And jittery US markets have steadied, the Financial Times says, after a positive forecast from Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell.

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