Newspaper Round Up: 20th of November 2020

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Times
The Times leads on the Cabinet Office report, saying Boris Johnson will defend Priti Patel on Friday, pointing to the report's conclusions that her actions may have have been "unintentional". The prime minister will refuse to publish the full investigation, the newspaper adds.
Daily Mail
The Daily Mail reports that millions of public sector workers face a pay squeeze to help pay for the pandemic. The newspaper says Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to unveil a cap on wage increases set at or below inflation in next week's spending review. Teachers, police and civil servant are among those who will be affected, the Mail reports, with only nurses and doctors exempt.
Daily Mirror
The Daily Mirror reports that the government is facing court action over the deaths of 20,000 care home residents during the pandemic.
Daily Express
The Daily Express says 40 mass vaccination centres will be set up across England. It quotes Downing Street sources as saying the prime minister is fighting for "everyone to have as normal a Christmas as possible". Like many of Friday's papers, it features a photograph of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh reading cards marking their 73rd wedding anniversary.
Daily Star
"New jab joy," is the Daily Star's headline. The newspaper says a third Covid-19 vaccine - developed in the UK - is safe and especially effective on the over 65s.
Guardian
The Guardian leads with the same story, calling it a "new spending row" as the chancellor "puts squeeze on public sector salaries". Meanwhile, it reports that a Cabinet Office inquiry into allegations of bullying by Home Secretary Priti Patel found evidence that she broke the ministerial code.
i
The i says the UK is preparing to carry out the first vaccinations against Covid-19 in the next two weeks - as Pfizer seeks clearance for a roll-out of its vaccine. The health secretary is expected to outline plans on Friday, the newspaper adds.
Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph leads on comments from Defence Secretary Ben Wallace that the armed forces must recruit "specialists" in fields such as cyber technology if they are to win future wars. Elsewhere, it reports that dozens of mass vaccination centres will be set up and thousands of healthcare staff recruited to immunise people against coronavirus - with the first location confirmed as Derby from mid-December.
Metro
The Metro says price comparison site CompareTheMarket has been fined £17.9m by the competition watchdog for making home insurance premiums artificially high. The company said it "fundamentally disagreed" with the findings, the newspaper reports.