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We’re facing a “frantic 48 hours to save Europe from war”, says the Mail, as Western leaders continue last-minute efforts to stop Russia invading Ukraine. US intelligence has warned that an invasion could happen as soon as tomorrow; several western governments have evacuated their diplomatic staff from Kiev. But Russia appears unconcerned by the West’s threats of financial retribution. “Excuse my language,” says one of Putin’s top officials, “but we don’t give a shit about all their sanctions.” A public inquiry into the Post Office begins today, after hundreds of postmasters were bankrupted, jailed or driven to suicide when a computer glitch meant they were wrongly accused of stealing from their tills. The government-funded compensation bill is expected to exceed £1bn. The RAF’s deputy chief has been suspended for flashing his bottom at his neighbours. Air Marshal Andrew Turner has apologised for the “absolutely unintentional upset”.