Newspaper headlines: May's 'generous' offer to end Brexit deadlock

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Image caption The PM told EU delegates there should be a transition period of "about" two years after Brexit

Theresa May's speech to EU leaders and negotiators in Florence later on Friday receives widespread coverage.

The Guardian says the prime minister faces a tricky balancing act - offering enough to restart stalled negotiations but not so much to throw away all leverage.

Her speech will be "truly momentous", according to the Daily Express, and Mrs May will take on the "doom-mongers" at home and abroad.

The Sun says Mrs May's offer to the EU looks "generous and sensible" - but the paper thinks that's why Brussels will rubbish it.

Meanwhile the European edition of Politico, says the plea for her EU counterparts to show "creativity" when it comes to the Brexit process and agreeing trade deals "is likely to fall on deaf ears".

It says that Brussels is adamant that legally they cannot alter the sequence even if they wanted to.

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Image caption The foreign secretary set out his Brexit vision in a 4,000 word article in the Telegraph

Theresa May's trip to Florence, to deliver the latest instalment of Britain's Brexit plan, was ruined before she left Britain, says the Daily Mirror.

It blames this on "Boris Johnson's bloody betrayal" - an apparent reference to the article he wrote last Saturday setting out his Brexit vision.

Under the headline "Speech impediment", the Huffington Post describes Mr Johnson's intervention as "clumsy, ill-timed and potentially destructive to what remains of cabinet unity".

But the website points out he attracted far more criticism for it than the chancellor, Philip Hammond, has for doing the same sort of thing.

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More than 600 doctors are "in revolt", according to the Daily Mail, over moves by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to relax the laws governing abortion. The changes would include backing total decriminalisation of abortion - allowing just one doctor to sign off on the procedure.

The Sun claims it was able to buy all the parts needed to put together a nail bomb, like that used at Parsons Green and Manchester Arena, on Amazon.

The paper says this is "simply terrifying" and criticises the internet retailer for not halting the transaction or alerting the authorities. In response Amazon says the items were sold legally. It added it would review its website to ensure they were presented in an appropriate manner.

A poll by the RAF Museum which asks people to name the greatest Spitfire pilot in history is reported by the Daily Telegraph.

The Queen's playlist

Although many people have voted for Douglas Bader the paper says the Polish media, and even the embassy in London, have waged a campaign to have Franciszek Kornicki - who was Fighter Command's top scoring Battle of Britain pilot - voted number one.

Now 94, Mr Kornicki said he was "surprised and a little bewildered" by the support.

There is some excitement about the discovery that the Queen has an iPod - after it was spotted in the background of a photo taken at Balmoral.

The Sun says the old-style mp3 player was a gift from Barack Obama in 2009. The Times speculates that her playlist might contain some George Formby after she once admitted she "loved" the singer famed for "When I'm Cleaning Windows".

The Daily Mail also guesses at her playlist which it says has to include Queen's greatest hits.