What the papers say – May 29

Concerns over the easing of restrictions are again splashed across many of the nation’s front pages.

The Cambridge academic whose advice helped trigger the first lockdown tells The Guardian lifting restrictions in June will ensure “things will get bad very, very quickly”, while The Independent reports the latest statistics show “the virus is spreading exponentially”.

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The Government is planning to keep facemasks and working from home guidance after June 21 if cases of the Indian coronavirus variant continue to rise, according to The Times.

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The i weekend reports health chiefs hope a faster rate of vaccinations can slow down the start of the UK’s predicted third wave of Covid-19.

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The Daily Telegraph has been told Prime Minister Boris Johnson will next month be urged by medical advisers to set out the “options and consequences” of vaccinating children, rather than the Government offering a firm recommendation.

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A campaign to help create a memorial for British victims of the pandemic in St Paul’s Cathedral has broken its £2.3 million fundraising target, the Daily Mail says.

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The Mirror reports the “first ever drug shown to work against Alzheimer’s” could be available on the NHS in 2022.

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Watchdogs are urged in the Daily Express to stop energy, mortgage, phone and broadband companies from “ripping off” customers of £4 billion every year via loyalty premiums, after the City regulator banned the practice in the insurance industry.

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A key inflation gauge used by the US Federal Reserve registered its largest year-on-year jump since the 1990s in April, the FT Weekend reports.

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And the Daily Star says experts have advised adopting a four-day week for environmental reasons could help save the planet.

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