The papers report that families could be hammered by a £300 council tax rise to fund care for the elderly, ministers will say today.

Elsewhere, BA passengers face Christmas flight misery after 2,500 cabin crew voted to strike.

A woman in Britain has become the first in the world to give birth after having an ovary removed as a child, frozen and then re-implanted, says The Daily Mail.

The Times

AIRPORTS PROFIT IN CURRENCY RIP-OFF

Airport profits from bureaux de change have risen to more than £100 million while exchange rates have tumbled below one euro to the pound, an investigation has found.

SOCIAL CARE CRISIS FORCES COUNCIL TAX UP BY £90

Council tax bills are to rise by an average of £90 to fund social care, it was revealed yesterday as the leader of the NHS suggested scrapping triple-locked pensions and free bus passes to pay for the crumbling system.

CLEAN-LIVING GENERATION OF CHILDREN SNUB CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL

Children are drinking and smoking less than ever, according to an NHS survey that points to the cleanest-living generation on record.

The Guardian

DAVIS SETS BREXIT TIMETABLE AND DRAWS RED LINE ON IMMIGRATION

Britain will not have a Brexit plan until February but should be able to complete talks within 18 months and then go through a "transitional" phase of leaving the EU if necessary, David Davis has said.

EAST ALEPPO BEGS FOR HELP AS RESCUE DEAL UNRAVELS

Desperate residents in east Aleppo spent another day under intense bombardment yesterday, their elation at a possible rescue deal replaced with horror as the agreement appeared to unravel and the bombing of their shrinking enclave resumed.

PRISONER GETS 45 YEARS' JAIL FOR WRITING THREATENING LETTERS

A prison inmate who wrote a series of letters from his cell threatening to kill 10 people, including prison staff and police officers, and then have sex with their corpses has been jailed for 45 years.

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The Sun

HARRY AND HIS MEG

Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle are pictured together for the first time as they enjoy a theatre date last night.

XMAS OF STRIKES

BA passengers face Christmas flight misery after 2,500 cabin crew voted to strike.

THE OLD TAX

Families could be hammered by a £300 council tax rise to fund care for the elderly, ministers will say today.The Telegraph

STOP IHAT NOW, ARMY HEROINE TELLS MAY

One of the Army's most decorated female soldiers yesterday pleaded with Theresa May to shut down the Government's "bloated, discredited and damaging witch hunt" against veterans of the Iraq conflict.

McKAY UNDER PRESSURE TO GIVE BUDGET BOOST TO SCOTLAND

The SNP's Finance Minister was under pressure to deliver a Budget today that stimulates Scotland's sluggish economy, after a jump in unemployment was blamed on his party's threat of a second independence referendum.

UNIONS ACCUSED OF CONSPIRACY AS BA CABIN CREW JOIN STRIKERS

British Airways passengers are facing the threat of disruption to flights over Christmas and the New Year after cabin crew voted overwhelmingly in favour of strikes.

The Mirror

CHILD CHAIN GANGS OF NORTH KOREA

North Korea is forcing children as young as five to carry out back-breaking manual labour.

CARE? THIS BUNCH DON'T GIVE A DAMN

The half-baked Tory solution to the social care funding crisis will punish the poorest areas where help is most needed, Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday.

SPLIT WITH DAWN WAS TOUGH

Lenny Henry says living in a showbiz bubble made divorce with Dawn French a real struggle.

Daily Mail

ALL OUT WAR ON SEPSIS

Every new mother will be warned to look for signs of sepsis in their baby in an all-out war on the illness.

WORLD FIRST AS WOMAN WHO HAD OVARY FROZEN WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD GIVES BIRTH IN BRITAIN

A woman in Britain has become the first in the world to give birth after having an ovary removed as a child, frozen and then re-implanted.

MOTHERS RULE THE APPRENTICE

The Apprentice reaches its semi-final tonight - with working mothers making up three of the five remaining hopefuls.

The Financial Times

FED RAISES RATES AND SIGNALS FASTER PACE OF INCREASES FOR NEXT YEAR

The Federal Reserve has raised short-term interest rates for the second time in a decade and forecast a faster pace of tightening next year as it responded to a US economy that is gathering momentum and the prospect of further stimulus from Republican tax cuts.

DAVIS ADMITS UNCERTAINTY OVER POWER TO REVERSE ARTICLE 50 ONCE TRIGGERED

The UK minister in charge of Brexit has admitted he does not know whether Britain could abort its departure from the EU once it has triggered the bloc's Article 50 divorce process in March.

TRAVEL THREAT AS BA CREW VOTE TO STRIKE

British Airways junior cabin crew voted to striker over "poverty pay" yesterday, threatening disruption of air travel over the Christmas holiday.

Express

WE WILL HALT EU MIGRANTS

Britain will not compromise on curbing EU immigration, the Government's Brexit supremo declared last night.

50,000 LIVES ARE IN PUTIN'S HANDS IN HELL OF ALEPPO

The lives of thousands of besieged Syrians in Aleppo are in "President Putin's hands," Theresa May said yesterday.

CATCH OF DAY AS UK LANDS HIGHER FISH QUOTA

The price of fish and chips could fall after a ruling that cod, haddock and sole can be caught in greater numbers by British fishing fleets.

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