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What the papers say – February 25

What the papers say – February 25

What the papers say – February 25

25 February 2024

Political stories are making the headlines in Sunday’s newspapers.


Taxpayer-funded bodyguards and cars ‘provided to more MPs due to safety fears’

Taxpayer-funded bodyguards and cars ‘provided to more MPs due to safety fears’

Taxpayer-funded bodyguards and cars ‘provided to more MPs due to safety fears’

24 February 2024

The Sunday Times reported that three female politicians have been given extra security protection.


UK and US launch strikes against Houthis after surge in attacks on shipping

UK and US launch strikes against Houthis after surge in attacks on shipping

UK and US launch strikes against Houthis after surge in attacks on shipping

24 February 2024

American and British fighter jets hit sites in eight locations, according to US officials.


PM’s silence is ‘tacit endorsement of vile remarks’ by Anderson, says mayor

PM’s silence is ‘tacit endorsement of vile remarks’ by Anderson, says mayor

PM’s silence is ‘tacit endorsement of vile remarks’ by Anderson, says mayor

24 February 2024

Former deputy party chairman Lee Anderson lost the Tory whip after refusing to apologise for the remarks on ‘Islamists’.


Murder probe launched after woman found fatally injured in Buckinghamshire

Murder probe launched after woman found fatally injured in Buckinghamshire

Murder probe launched after woman found fatally injured in Buckinghamshire

24 February 2024

A 39-year-old man from Beaconsfield has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.


Reform leader Tice: UK is at the ‘Everest base camp of sectarian politics’

Reform leader Tice: UK is at the ‘Everest base camp of sectarian politics’

Reform leader Tice: UK is at the ‘Everest base camp of sectarian politics’

24 February 2024

Mr Tice said he wanted to legislate against Sharia law being introduced into the UK.


Frog species in ‘perilous state’ bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Frog species in ‘perilous state’ bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Frog species in ‘perilous state’ bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park

24 February 2024

The cinnamon frog, native to south-east Asia, is classed as a near threatened species.


Starmer will not get blank cheque if Labour win general election, says RMT boss

Starmer will not get blank cheque if Labour win general election, says RMT boss

Starmer will not get blank cheque if Labour win general election, says RMT boss

24 February 2024

Mick Lynch said voters had to ‘grow up a bit’ and recognise Sir Keir as the only realistic alternative to the current Government.


Residents voice relief on return home after Second World War bomb removed

Residents voice relief on return home after Second World War bomb removed

Residents voice relief on return home after Second World War bomb removed

24 February 2024

The Ministry of Defence confirmed the 500kg bomb found in Plymouth has been detonated at sea.


Crowds show support for Ukraine on second anniversary of Russian invasion

Crowds show support for Ukraine on second anniversary of Russian invasion

Crowds show support for Ukraine on second anniversary of Russian invasion

24 February 2024

In Scotland, political and religious leaders attended a service at Edinburgh Castle to mark the anniversary.


Anderson has Tory whip suspended after ‘refusal to apologise’ for Islamist claim

Anderson has Tory whip suspended after ‘refusal to apologise’ for Islamist claim

Anderson has Tory whip suspended after ‘refusal to apologise’ for Islamist claim

24 February 2024

Pressure had been mounting on Rishi Sunak to take action over the comments from the Ashfield MP.


Sunak’s silence over Anderson Islamists claim is ‘condoning racism’, says Khan

Sunak’s silence over Anderson Islamists claim is ‘condoning racism’, says Khan

Sunak’s silence over Anderson Islamists claim is ‘condoning racism’, says Khan

24 February 2024

The Prime Minister is under pressure to act over remarks made by the Conservative former deputy chairman.


In Pictures: Two-year anniversary of Ukraine invasion commemorated

In Pictures: Two-year anniversary of Ukraine invasion commemorated

In Pictures: Two-year anniversary of Ukraine invasion commemorated

24 February 2024

The war began on February 24 2022 when Russian forces invaded Ukraine.


Justin Welby vows church ‘must get it right’ on safeguarding

Justin Welby vows church ‘must get it right’ on safeguarding

Justin Welby vows church ‘must get it right’ on safeguarding

24 February 2024

Professor Alexis Jay gave a video message to the General Synod on Saturday.


Bird named Budge Lightyear after it was found at space centre looking for owner

Bird named Budge Lightyear after it was found at space centre looking for owner

Bird named Budge Lightyear after it was found at space centre looking for owner

24 February 2024

The brightly coloured yellow and green budgie was discovered by a visitor at the National Space Centre in Leicester.


UK pledges £4.25m in sexual and reproductive aid for women in Gaza

UK pledges £4.25m in sexual and reproductive aid for women in Gaza

UK pledges £4.25m in sexual and reproductive aid for women in Gaza

24 February 2024

Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron reiterated the Government line that an ‘immediate pause’ in the fighting is needed.


Scotland stands in ‘steadfast solidarity’, says Yousaf on Ukraine anniversary

Scotland stands in ‘steadfast solidarity’, says Yousaf on Ukraine anniversary

Scotland stands in ‘steadfast solidarity’, says Yousaf on Ukraine anniversary

24 February 2024

First Minister Humza Yousaf attended a memorial service at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh on Saturday.


Reform leader Tice says plans for fundamental NHS reforms are not privatisation

Reform leader Tice says plans for fundamental NHS reforms are not privatisation

Reform leader Tice says plans for fundamental NHS reforms are not privatisation

24 February 2024

Richard Tice told delegates at the party’s spring conference his objective was to get waiting lists down to zero.


Irish support for Ukraine ‘will not waiver’, says Martin as demonstration held

Irish support for Ukraine ‘will not waiver’, says Martin as demonstration held

Irish support for Ukraine ‘will not waiver’, says Martin as demonstration held

24 February 2024

Ireland has provided refuge to about 100,000 Ukrainians since the war.


Pensioners urged to check eligibility for £299 cost-of-living payment

Pensioners urged to check eligibility for £299 cost-of-living payment

Pensioners urged to check eligibility for £299 cost-of-living payment

24 February 2024

The Department for Work and Pensions said about 880,000 eligible UK households can secure the payment if they claim pension credit by March 5.


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