What the papers say – February 25
The latest on Brexit dominates the front pages on Monday – while photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also feature prominently.
The Times reports that Theresa May was told to rule out a no-deal Brexit or face ministerial resignations after it emerged that she had delayed the crucial vote on her plan until 17 days before Britain is due to leave the EU.
There are fears the likes of Amber Rudd, David Gauke and Greg Clark could rebel, the i says.
The Independent reports that Mrs May has just 48 hours to persuade Remainer Cabinet members against backing plans for Parliament to seize control of Brexit and delay Britain’s departure from the EU.
Both the Metro and the Financial Times say the decision to delay the Commons vote left business leaders dismayed.
The Daily Telegraph says Brexit could be delayed for up to two months under plans being considered by the Prime Minister to extend Article 50.
Meanwhile, The Guardian claims EU chiefs are exploring plans to postpone Brexit until 2021 as exasperation grows over Mrs May’s handling of the talks.
In other news, the Daily Mail leads on what it calls an “out-of-hours doctors crisis”, reporting that a single GP is having to cover night-time home visits for a population of half a million in Shropshire.
The paper also features a photo of the Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Morocco.
The Daily Mirror carries an investigation into mistakes by mortuaries.
And the Daily Express leads on a report looking at the impact of plans to scrap shorter prion sentences.
Elsewhere, The Sun says Kym Marsh is to quit Coronation Street after 13 years.