What the papers say – November 25

Wednesday’s front pages are dominated by the Government’s announcement that coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed for the festive period.

The Daily Mail, The Sun and the i all lead with the news that three households will be able to gather together between December 23 and 27.

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The Guardian, Metro and Daily Express report the household Christmas bubbles will not be required to follow any physical social distancing requirements.

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However, The Times says health experts have warned the relaxation of rules will “cost lives”.

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Meanwhile, the Daily Star takes a sideways view of the announcement.

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The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror juxtapose the Christmas development with Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s looming “New Deal-style” economic package to help get Britons back to work.

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The Financial Times reports the £4.3 billion plan will aim to “shield jobs and livelihoods” from the economic fallout of the pandemic.

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And elsewhere, The Independent leads with the equalities watchdog’s findings from the Windrush scandal.

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