Newspaper headlines: Calais clashes, Heathrow 'rubber-stamped' and Marlowe takes 'centre stage'

Several papers feature photographs on their front pages of fires burning at the migrant camp in Calais which is known as The Jungle because of its squalid conditions.

The Daily Telegraph chooses an image of riot police surrounding fires and rising smoke. The paper says police and migrants fought running battles before the camp's clearance.

The Times says it will be the biggest refugee evacuation in France for decades.

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The Guardian's reporter in Calais has spoken to one teenager from Eritrea who is desperate to reach Britain.

Last year, he was separated from his widowed mother in the desert as they fled violence in the Horn of Africa. The 16-year-old has been living in the Jungle for five months and says his only hope of finding his mother is getting to England because that is where she was heading.

In his column for the Sun, Trevor Kavanagh writes that generous Brits will help desperate kids with no family. But he says Home Office figures show that two out of three of those "elbowing" their way to the front of the queue are lying about their age, and he describes the process as a "sick joke".


In an article for the Daily Telegraph, the chairman of the Airports Commission, Sir Howard Davies, says a third runway at Heathrow is now the "overwhelming" choice.

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Last year, the commission recommended expansion there but also said a new runway at Gatwick was possible.

Sir Howard writes that the case for Heathrow has strengthened post-Brexit, and the rhetoric about Britain becoming a European Singapore would be empty if it can not connect to new markets.

Gatwick, he says, is largely a European short-haul airport which is oriented towards tourism.

The Times says it understands a committee of cabinet ministers will reject pollution concerns and "rubber-stamp" a third runway at Heathrow on Tuesday.


Elsewhere, the Financial Times reports that the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, is considering ending the Autumn Statement, although this year's will go ahead as planned.

The FT says it understands that Mr Hammond wants to rein in the role of the Treasury, focus tax and spending decisions on the spring Budget and move away from "gimmicks" and micromanagement.

The Guardian says more than 40 female Labour MPs have written to Attorney General Jeremy Wright warning him that fewer women will report rapes because of the Ched Evans case.

Earlier this month, the footballer was cleared at a retrial of raping a woman after evidence was heard from two men who said they also had sex with her.

Harriet Harman and Angela Eagle are among the MPs who want Mr Wright and Justice Secretary Liz Truss to back a change in the law. The proposal is to make it clear that sexual history evidence can be used only when the similar conduct is unusual and out of the ordinary.

The Sun says Brexit Secretary David Davis has been warned that he is being spied on by every other EU government.

According to the paper, he was told by a Whitehall official that member states will try to intercept his phone calls and overhear his private conversations. The Sun says that, as allies, EU members are not supposed to conduct espionage operations against each other but it is known they do.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his team discussed giving Shami Chakrabarti a peerage in March - a month before she agreed to head an inquiry into anti-Semitism in the party.

The paper understands she was aware her name was longlisted prior to taking on this responsibility. Lady Chakrabarti insists she had no knowledge of this before Mr Corbyn offered her the peerage in July and his spokesman says the offer was only made after her report was published.


The Sun says that just after Boris Johnson's bid to become Conservative leader failed in June, he received a text message from David Cameron which said "You should have stuck with me, mate".

The Daily Mail believes the former prime minister was "gloating" after Michael Gove scuppered Mr Johnson's chances of succeeding Mr Cameron.

The Guardian has visited the former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine at his country estate in Northamptonshire where, the paper says, he and his wife have shot more than 300 grey squirrels.

They have been interviewed about how they maintain what paper calls one of the great English country gardens.

Lord Heseltine says "these foreign intruders may have a Walt Disney appeal in London parks... but to us they are Public Enemy Number One" and were shot on the spot over six months to protect small birds and trees.

The paper calls it a "massacre" but suspects the work was mostly the work of a dozen gardeners.


The Sun, on its front page, names and has a photograph of a 19-year-old man whom the paper believes is being held by counter-terrorist police after a device was found on the London Underground.

A controlled explosion had to be carried out last Thursday.

The Daily Telegraph says he has been described as a "poker-loving student" who was only ever seen with his mother.

Neighbours in Devon claim his mother moved with him to London over the summer because she feared he would struggle to cope on his own at university. The paper also reports that it was his former home in Newton Abbott that was raided on Saturday.


"A comedy writer and a gentleman", is how the Guardian describes Jimmy Perry, the co-creator of Dad's Army who died on Sunday.

The Times, in its obituary, calls the programme a "masterpiece".

The Daily Mirror says Perry's genius was to root comedy in real life by drawing on his experiences in the Home Guard for Dad's Army and as a Butlin's "red coat" for Hi-de-Hi.

Finally, the Guardian reports that the Elizabethan playwright, Christopher Marlowe, will take "centre stage" alongside his rival, William Shakespeare, with a credit as a co-writer of the Henry VI trilogy of plays.

Their names will appear jointly on each title page of the three plays in the New Oxford Shakespeare series.

The paper says Marlowe's hand in the trilogy has been suspected since the 18th century, but this marks the first such prominent billing in an edition of the Bard's collected works.