What the papers say - February 28

The arrival of the "Beast from the East" dominates Wednesday's front pages, with many carrying an ominous image of snow-laden clouds looming over London.

The Guardian carries the foreboding photo of London's skyline, along with a lead report that says an "alarming" heatwave in the Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe.

"Rage of the beast", reads the Daily Mirror's front page headline, while the Daily Star describes the extreme cold weather as "snowmageddon", and the storm image fills most of the Metro's cover.

The Scotsman says half of the country is under threat from the worst snow in years, with people north of the border urged to avoid travelling on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Daily Express says the bad weather is expected to get worse with the arrival of Storm Emma from the south.

The Independent's digital front page shows snow-covered commuters crossing the Millennium Bridge in London, alongside a lead story about GP surgeries being given incentives to keep patients out of hospitals.

Snow-covered palm trees on Southend's seafront feature on the front of The Times, along with a warning by Theresa May to EU leaders to not use Brexit to "break up Britain".

Children sledging at the Jack and Jill Windmill in Clayton, West Sussex, are pictured on the Daily Telegraph's front page, alongside a lead report on a leaked memo written by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who suggested Northern Ireland may have to accept enhanced border checks.

The Sun reports on the will of Elton John's mother, Sheila Farebrother, who died in December.

The Daily Mail reports on its discovery of a by-election campaign leaflet published by privacy campaigner Max Mosley which linked non-white immigrants with diseases like tuberculosis, VD and leprosy.

A bid by US media giant Comcast for Sky has disrupted Rupert Murdoch's plans to sell his empire to Walt Disney, the Financial Times reports.

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