What the papers say – January 18

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The papers are led by the expansion of the Government’s coronavirus vaccination programme to include millions of over 70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable.

The Times and Daily Express report more than 5.5 million people will now be able to receive the jab in a “significant milestone” for the Government’s vaccination programme.

The story also leads The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail.

The Sun says 140 people will receive the jab every minute under the expanded rollout, while the Metro and The Independent report a new Covid patient is admitted to hospital every 30 seconds.

The Daily Mirror leads with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab’s pledge that the vaccine will be offered to “every adult in Britain” by autumn.

Elsewhere, The Guardian reports Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been warned against persisting with a planned cut in universal credit.

US President-elect Joe Biden is set to reverse some of Donald Trump’s “most controversial” policies on his first day in office, according to the Financial Times.

And the Daily Star reports on new advice for the nation’s dog owners when it comes to leaving the house for walks.

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