Last night, Editors must have struggled to decide which was to be the main headline: the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, or the impending floods. And then along came Nelson Mandela’s death, in time to make the front page and it was a no-brainer for them. So, this morning, I’m featuring those three stories from all the papers I’ve looked at, plus one other story at random from each.

Daily Telegraph

Autumn statement 2013: George Osborne’s recovery is built on sand

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s liberator, dies aged 95

UK weather: tens of thousands told to evacuate homes as floods arrive

Osborne: Keep going, we’ve almost recovered

The Guardian

Nelson Mandela, freedom’s father, dies

While the Telegraph does not permit comment against their Mandela articles, The Guardian do. And, quite amazingly, not all the comments there are glowing praise, and the moderator has had to step in with the odd one.

Violent storms trigger evacuations on east coast

Autumn statement: George Osborne refuses to ease austerity plans

NHS struggle to meet £20bn savings target hits elderly hardest

The Independent

Nelson Mandela dead: South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon dies at 95

Thousands evacuated as huge tidal surge causes havoc along east coast

What George Osborne said – and what he meant…

Two million passwords stolen from Facebook, Twitter and Google

The Times

‘He is now at peace’ – Mandela dies at 95

Official warning on debt takes gloss off Chancellor’s boast

Thousands flee as waters surge through defences

Allah chose Rigby, Woolwich accused told police

Daily Express

‘We’ve lost our greatest son’ Former South African President Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

Britain is swamped as killer storm triggers massive tidal surges

‘Britain’s economy on the move again’, vows George Osborne in autumn budget

Rebel MPs press for laws to limit new EU migrants

Daily Mail

NELSON MANDELA 1918 – 2013: Freedom fighter, prisoner, president, global icon – the world mourns passing of man who freed his country and became an inspiration to billions

Sea walls already breached by raging seas more than two hours BEFORE high tide as 140mph Arctic winds batter British coastline

Fury as BBC chairman Lord Patten refuses to be quizzed by MPs about coverage of Europe

The smile that says Britain’s on the mend: The day that proved George Osborne austerity plan is working

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