Newspaper headlines: Russia-Ukraine tensions and No 10 police quizzed – BBC


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Police officers who guard Downing Street have been questioned by civil servant Sue Gray as she prepares to publish her findings over allegations of lockdown-breaking parties, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The paper says the officers have provided detailed testimonies, with one source saying the accounts are "extremely damning". The Telegraph also suggests that the PM's former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, will be interviewed by Ms Gray later.
The Guardian says the prime minister has been "pulled" into a row over Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. The paper says Boris Johnson is facing calls for an independent inquiry after an allegation from the former minister, Nusrat Ghani, who was told her "Muslimness" made colleagues uncomfortable. No 10 says Mr Johnson encouraged her to make a formal complaint at the time, but Ms Ghani says the party procedure was not appropriate, and the PM told her he could not get involved.
The Daily Express leads on an interview with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who declares Mr Johnson understands the need for change at No 10. Mr Shapps tells the paper that the prime minister has the ability to bring people together in a way that no other politician can.
According to the Daily Mail, the entire cabinet would back a delay in increasing the national insurance rise in April. The paper says Boris Johnson is being urged to rethink the 1.25% increase to help families hit by what it calls "the cost of living crisis".
The i summarises the host of issues facing the prime minister, with the headline a "week of reckoning for Boris Johnson".
The Daily Mirror highlights those struggling to pay their bills in what it describes as the "agony of the energy crisis victims". Its front page pictures a grandmother of 71, wrapped in a rug under the headline "Freezing". It also highlights the plight of a 98-year-old "D-Day hero" who is "living in fear of his electricity bills".
The Times leads on a warning that gas and petrol prices could be pushed to record levels if Russia invades Ukraine. The paper says that government officials expect Moscow to "weaponise" its natural resources by limiting supplies if any sanctions are imposed in response to military action. The article explains that although shortages in the UK are unlikely, any such restriction would push up wholesale prices.
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