Newspaper headlines: Brexit fall-out and 'millions in inadequate homes'

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Image caption Philip Hammond has been accused of attempting to "undermine" Brexit, says the Telegraph.

Several of the papers focus on reported tensions within the government over its Brexit strategy.

The Financial Times says Britain is considering offering to pay billions of pounds into the EU budget in order to maintain "cherished" single-market access for a number of sectors, including the City.

An unnamed minister acknowledges that such an approach would have to be "carefully explained" to the public.

The FT says that, if adopted, the strategy would upset Eurosceptics.

The Daily Telegraph leads with suggestions that some members of the cabinet feel the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, is attempting to undermine Brexit.

The paper says sources accuse Mr Hammond of "arguing like an accountant" and "seeing the risk in everything rather than the opportunity."

The Times identifies curbs on immigration as a particular cause of friction between Mr Hammond and his government colleagues.

It says that, in a meeting last week, Mr Hammond suggested delaying a policy that would allow only skilled EU migrants with job offers into the UK.

It has prompted accusations from his critics, the Times says, of a pattern of behaviour in which the Treasury has failed to provide constructive assistance to the Brexit process.

However, the Times uses its leader column to come to Mr Hammond's aid, saying he's grasped the importance of needing to reassure financial markets more than some of his "loose-lipped Cabinet colleagues".

Prime Minister Theresa May, the editorial says, needs to recognise quickly the wisdom of listening to her chancellor.

The Sun is much less sympathetic, however.

The British people made their views clear in the referendum, it argues, something Mr Hammond should accept and help the prime minister to implement.

'Anguished' Kerry Needham

A photo of an anguished looking Kerry Needham - taken on the island of Kos, where her toddler son disappeared 25 years ago - dominates the front page of the Daily Mirror.

Police have just concluded a fresh search for Ben Needham's remains, which the paper says has ended in failure.

Kerry Needham tells the paper she has been informed by police that her son is dead, but they have been unable to find him.

"I can't say goodbye till I know where he is," she says.

The Telegraph details the government's new plan to speed up the payment of compensation to parents whose babies are hurt or die due to failings in maternity care.

It says the backdrop to the initiative is a tripling in the last decade of the amount of money paid out by the NHS for what it calls "catastrophic blunders in childbirth".

Official figures, the Telegraph says, show claims against NHS maternity units have now risen to £990m a year.

Burglary victims 'blamed'

"Now police blame victims for being burgled" is the Daily Mail's front page headline.

It reports that Phil Kay, the assistant chief constable of Leicestershire, has said people who leave doors or windows open should not expect the police to investigate if people steal from their homes.

The Telegraph reports that Mr Kay compared the situation to the NHS refusing to operate on patients whose body mass indexes were too high.

It has also spoken to a councillor in Mr Kay's force area who predicts the policy - were it ever to be to be introduced - would be "extremely unpopular" with the public.

Mosul assault

The Times correspondent in northern Iraq sets the scene for the assault on the city of Mosul, the start of which has been announced by the Iraqi government.

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Image caption A number of papers report on the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants

He describes it as the most significant and complex battle in the Middle East since the American invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The report describes Islamic State militants, who control Mosul, blocking all routes out of the city, prohibiting the use of mobile phones and banning residents from leaving on pain of death.

The Guardian, meanwhile, reflects on the fall over the weekend of another IS stronghold - the northern Syrian town of Dabiq.

Combined with the loss of other areas it controlled, such as Palmyra and Falluja, it means the jihadists' previous boast of an expanding self-styled caliphate is no longer true - a blow to IS propaganda, says the paper.

The Daily Telegraph's coverage, however, includes a caution against over-stating the impact of the recapturing of Dabiq.

A radicalisation expert tells the paper it will only stall, not subvert, IS's "Armageddon narrative".

Prince Harry

The Sun leads on a report that Prince Harry believes the investigation of British soldiers for alleged abuse committed in Iraq is "a joke".

The paper quotes an "insider" as saying that the Prince - who flew helicopters for the Army Air Corps - feels that service personnel should be "backed to the hilt" and not "treated like crooks."

According to the Sun, Prince Harry would like to speak out but feels royal protocols prevent him from doing so - a situation he's described as feeling frustrated by.

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Image caption The Sun reports that Prince Harry labelled the investigation into British soldiers over alleged abuse in Iraq "a joke"

Generation X-ploited" is the Metro's headline, as it focuses on a report by housing charity Shelter, which has concluded that much of the UK's housing stock is substandard.

The Metro reports that in the private rented sector many people pay what it calls "sky-high rents" for accommodation, despite experiencing problems such as damp and infestations.

But instead of complaining, the paper says, many people "make do" because they are scared of losing their homes.

Writing in the i, Roger Harding, from Shelter, says the findings of the report show the housing crisis has reached "boiling point".

Ancient documents

The Times reports that a new technique, which combines X-ray scanning and sophisticated software may allow ancient documents that are currently considered too damaged to open to be read.

Among the documents whose secrets could be unlocked by the method are charred scrolls recovered after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, and the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is kept at the British Museum.

One of the scientists involved says progress is slow, but what could be revealed is "amazing".

Displaying somewhat less scholarly expertise was a family from Manchester who appeared on BBC One's National Lottery Family Reunion show this weekend.

Under the headline "National Clottery", the Daily Star describes how the family thought the Isle of Man was in the Pacific, that Jeremy Corbyn was the leader of the Conservatives and suggested a rectangle had six sides.

Their answers invited ridicule online. However, the paper points out that the last laugh was with the family, who walked away with £7,000 in prize money.