Newspaper headlines: Brexit timetable dominates papers

Theresa May has said she would put the UK on course to leave the European Union by March 2019 - and papers that supported Brexit are delighted.

The Daily Mail speaks of the prime minister "showing her steel" and "stamping her authority" on her party, as she "laid down the law" to those Remainers, in her words, "trying to subvert democracy".

According to the Mail's Quentin Letts, she was "in the mood to kick some shins".

The Sun says that if there was any doubt about Mrs May's commitment to leaving the EU, she comprehensively dispelled it - and crushed the hopes of those hoping for a "soft Brexit".

The Daily Telegraph is also impressed. But it warns that after a post-referendum "phoney war", Mrs May now faces a monumental task: charting a course between the deep divisions in her party and the country, while retaining good relations with Europe.

It says getting her Great Repeal Bill through Parliament could make John Major's problems with the Maastricht Treaty look like a "walk in the park".

The Guardian suggests that Theresa May was determined that Brexit would not dominate the Conservative conference.

Her aim was to set the issue aside for the next few days, so that her ministers could get down to the business of creating her "Britain That Works For All".

But the paper says she has still to clarify what Brexit will mean in any detail; as a result, the "shadow boxing" between the government and its most doctrinaire backbenchers will continue.

The Times, which also backed Remain in the referendum, says the prime minister has given herself room for realistic negotiations.

But it argues that Britain will need to compromise on trade and immigration - and that she will have to be clear about what is negotiable.

Strictly dance-off

The Financial Times reports that the house building initiative being announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid will focus on using public land, relaxing planning rules and encouraging new types of development.

In addition, says the FT, a £3bn fund will provide loans to small housebuilders.

According to the Daily Telegraph, official figures out later this week will reveal that more than eight in 10 NHS organisations in England are letting down cancer patients - through late diagnosis, delayed treatment and poor survival rates.

It says the first Ofsted-style inspections have found that the vast majority of areas are providing substandard services; just 14% received positive ratings.

The paper says Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ordered the inspections last year, after figures showed that the UK has the worst survival rate for cancer in Western Europe.

The Sun is among a number of papers to report that the singer, Anastacia, pulled out of the Strictly Come Dancing dance-off with a rival contestant to decide which of them would be eliminated.

Anastacia was in too much pain to compete for a second time after tearing scar tissue from a double mastectomy. But the DJ, Melvin Odoom, got the lowest number of public votes, so he was knocked out.