Newspaper headlines: Brexit dominates Sunday papers

Brexit starts here, says the Mail on Sunday, commenting on Theresa May's announcement that she's to scrap the legislation that first took Britain into Europe.

"A hugely symbolic move" is how the Sunday Telegraph hails the news, describing it as "a major step on the road" to making Parliament sovereign once again.

The Sun on Sunday says the Repeal Bill will end what it calls "the tyranny of EU laws"; it lists what it says are "seven stupid rules" set to be axed - ranging from a ban on powerful motors in vacuum cleaners to a requirement for dimmer light-bulbs to be used in British homes.

For the Observer, the prime minister's announcement to the Conservative Party conference on Sunday afternoon represents an attempt to end "lingering doubts" that Brexit will happen at all.

The Sunday Express believes those who've challenged the legality of Brexit, on the basis that it hasn't been approved in Parliament, will effectively be silenced.

For the Sunday Times, it's a tactically astute response to claims that the government hasn't got a plan.

But the former Conservative cabinet minister, Kenneth Clarke, predicts trouble ahead.

In an interview with the paper, he warns that any deal agreed by ministers on Brexit will be denounced as a betrayal by what he calls "the head-banging faction of the Brexiteers".

Attack on Aleppo

The Telegraph reports that Syrian government troops are massing for a large-scale attack on Aleppo, in the hope of finally crushing rebel forces in the city.

US officials tell the paper that the soldiers are being joined by fighters from Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Observer highlights a warning by Russia that any US attempt to stop its assault on eastern Aleppo would lead to "frightening tectonic shifts" in the Middle East.

Writing in The Mail on Sunday, the comedian Jon Holmes says he was axed from the Radio 4 programme The Now Show after 18 years to make way for minority performers.

But a BBC spokesman tells the paper the corporation's comedy shows are "constantly evolving" and it's time to create opportunities for new regulars when The Now Show returns this autumn.

Finally, speculation that Delia Smith could replace Mary Berry when The Great British Bake Off moves from the BBC to Channel 4 features in the People and the Sunday Mirror.

So great is the controversy about the poaching of the show that Theresa May, herself a keen cook, is asked about it by the Sunday Times.

Maintaining some of the sphinx-like quality she has shown over Brexit, the prime minister is diplomatic about the BBC's plans for a rival programme, saying fans will be able to enjoy two versions of Bake Off in the future.

But in her first interview with a national newspaper since entering Number 10, Mrs May does let her mask drop slightly, giving readers her mother's recipe for homemade scones.