In the headlines
Roman Abramovich is attending peace talks between Russia and Ukraine today despite claims he was poisoned by “Moscow hard-liners” at a previous summit, says the Daily Mail. The Russian oligarch reportedly went blind for several hours, and had skin peeling off his face and hands. Twenty “Partygate” fines will be handed out to Whitehall and Downing Street staff today as part of the police investigation into illicit knees-ups during lockdown. The fixed penalty notices rather undermine the PM’s claim that “no parties took place and that the rules were followed”, says Politico. Having just basked in 20C temperatures, Britain is facing “snow up and down the country” later this week, says the Daily Mirror. Temperatures could drop as low as –6C in Scotland and –2C on the south coast of England.