What the papers say – March 27

Brighter news on Britain’s emergence from the pandemic and dramas in Scottish politics lead several of the nation’s papers.

What the papers say – March 27

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”.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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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