Today’s theme is the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, and then a selection of other topics from around the papers. Mind you, it’s tricky finding much serious news in the Daily Mail speckled around all the glamorous ladies they like promoting.

Daily Telegraph

Autumn Statement 2013: millions to work longer for a pension as life expectancy rises

Social workers invaded my body and stole baby, says mother forced to have caesarean

Europe repeating all the errors of Japan as deflation draws closer

Autumn Statement 2013: Osborne should stand up, say ‘my plan is working’ and sit down


The Guardian

State pension age to be raised to 70 for today’s young workers

European court is not superior to UK supreme court, says Lord Judge

BBC head of television hits back at ‘daily chorus’ of criticism

Britain is up to its neck in US dirty wars and death squads


The Independent

Thousands without power after 100mph winds – and now Britain braces for flooding as biggest tidal surge in 30 years heads for east coast

Autumn Statement 2013: Work until you’re 70 – George Osborne accused of ‘living in fantasy land’ over pension reforms

New breed of cycle warriors go digital by strapping on helmet-mounted cameras to take on dangerous drivers

Lee Rigby murder trial: Fusilier’s widow walks out as court is shown video tirade by defendant Michael Adebolajo


Daily Express

Autumn Statement: George Osborne set to announce relief for motorists and married couples

Monthly wonder jab can protect millions from cruel dementia disease

Elderly patients are at risk of readmission after hospital stays

Depressing immigration news but it is no surprise


Daily Mail

Death of the tax disc: You won’t need one on your windscreen, but you still pay

So are you brainier than Boris? Pit your wits against the type of IQ questions that left the clever-clogs Mayor looking like a dunce

How UK visas for Ukrainian migrants are rubber-stamped in just ten minutes despite country being rated ‘high-risk’ for fraudulent applications

Tell us who left dog mess and get £75 of the fine as a reward: Council launches scheme to target inconsiderate pet owners

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