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Primary schools tell children as young as five to wear a face mask in the classroom despite official guidelines saying they don’t need to

Primary schools have begun to contact parents to tell them their children will need masks when they return on March 8. Teaching unions back the move but parents and charities insist they damage learning, while the government says only secondary school children will be expected to have face coverings where social distancing is not possible — Mail

The Queen: people who refuse vaccine should think of others, rather than themselves — Telegraph

Angela Merkel talks of ‘acceptance problem’ as four in five Oxford Covid vaccines delivered to EU not yet used — Guardian

Knife-related murders and sex attacks soar in a year — Times

Commuters should get used to fewer trains after lockdown(s), Network Rail boss suggests — Telegraph

Government U-turns on maternity leave law for ministers that would have referred to ‘pregnant people’ — Mail

Leaked emails confirm UN gave names of dissidents to Chinese Communist Party — Epoch Times

COMMENT

It’s time to put Gavin Williamson into special measures — Judith Woods, Telegraph

I grew up with an outside toilet but these days I reckon even I’m too white and middle class for the diversity-obsessed Woke Broadcasting Corporation — Janet Street-Porter, Mail

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