Newspaper headlines: Virus vaccine hopes and 'mask madness'

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Image caption Chris Grayling failed to be voted to chair the Intelligence and Security Comittee

Huffpost UK examines how the Tory MP Julian Lewis pulled off what it calls "a very British coup" to become the chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee, instead of the government choice, Chris Grayling. Paul Waugh describes Mr Grayling as "a picture of incredulity and puzzlement" when he realised he'd lost the vote, in what he calls, a "masterpiece of cloak and dagger politics".

Writing forThe Spectator, Isabel Hardman argues that Boris Johnson's decision to remove the whip from Mr Lewis could backfire. She describes Mr Lewis as "instinctively Tory" and popular with colleagues. She suggests there's a risk of the committee being politicised which she argues is a "dangerous road to go down".

The Daily Telegraph reports The Daily Telegraph reports that Boris Johnson will join the governor of the Bank of England in calling for commuters to get back to work. The paper says the prime minister is concerned that the economy is recovering more slowly than hoped and will set out a road map for the coming months at a news conference tomorrow. The Sun says Mr Johnson is poised to "rip up" his work-from-home guidance and to tell people it will be safe to return to the office next month, and to use public transport.

The US papers are giving plenty of coverage to the Twitter hack that has targeted billionaires, politicians and celebrities. The Washington Post says the widespread nature of the attack - which sent out fake bitcoin deals - suggests "an unusually broad access" to Twitter's internal controls. The New York Times calls it "one of the most brazen online attacks in memory". It says intelligence agencies think an individual hacker was behind it - quoting a source as saying the attack was "effective but also amateurish".

Labour has offered deal to end legal action on anti-Semitism, according to The Guardian. It says the party is poised to make a formal apology to whistleblowers as part of a settlement to draw a line under allegations made during the Jeremy Corbyn era. The whistleblowers were sued for defamation after a BBC Panorama investigation last year. The paper says allies of Mr Corbyn are angry at what they see as capitulation by the new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

"The mask chaos continues" is the Daily Star's verdict on the government's messaging around face coverings. Number 10 said they weren't needed in takeaway food outlets - just hours after the health secretary said the opposite. The Metro pictures Rishi Sunak wearing a mask in Pret - saying the message didn't seem to have got through to the chancellor. The i's headline declares the policy is "all over the shop".

And the Times and the Daily Mirror are among those with a story about "cruel raiders" who stole an honesty box and all the goods from a stall set up by a five year-old boy.

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Image caption Harry Clare at his honesty shop near the Rosewood Meadow glamping site

Harry Clare was described as heartbroken when he discovered his cash, eggs, goats milk and homemade soap had all been taken.

But there is a happy ending. When the story was shared on social media offers of help and support poured in from around the world. Harry, who's pictured next to his stall, insists he still wants to be a shopkeeper.

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