Newspaper headlines: 'Record' Black Friday and defence 'revolt'

According to the Times, a defence minister has threatened to resign if the Army is cut to below 70,000 soldiers.

Tobias Ellwood, the minister for service personnel and veterans, is said to have shared with colleagues his "deep discomfort" at a list of cost-saving options.

In an editorial, the paper says the UK's armed forces are suffering death by a thousand cuts. Waste can always be reduced, but hard-won security and influence may take generations to restore.

Meanwhile the "i" leads with British retailers having enjoyed a "record Black Friday".

It goes on to say the economy's been boosted by "the biggest ever weekend of shopping in the UK". Predicted sales are £8bn, it says, up 7% on last year.

'The attack that never was'

Some of the front pages have pictures of shoppers fleeing in panic on Britain's busiest and best known shopping street on Friday, after reports of gunfire and explosions at Oxford Circus London Underground station - or, as the Daily Telegraph puts it, "the attack that never was".

"Twitter went into overdrive," it says, "and on Facebook people posted photographs of loved ones they couldn't contact."

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Image caption Armed police officers on Oxford Street on Friday

According to the Times, social media has been blamed for the panic in Oxford Street not least, it says, because of what it calls a "hysterical tweet" from the singer, Olly Murs, which began: "F dot-dot-dot, everyone get out of @selfridges now, gun shots!"

The Sun calls the X Factor star "Wally Murs". At the same time, it reports panic in Paris last night, where rail passengers were terrified by an escaped circus tiger. It was shot by the police.

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The Daily Telegraph highlights official figures showing that the proportion of women who never have children has doubled in a generation.

According to the Office for National Statistics, almost one in five women are now childless by the age of 45. Large families are also in decline, with two-child families being the most common type.

'Possible' breakthrough

The Daily Mail sees evidence of a breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations - after the European Council president, Donald Tusk, used the word "possible" in connection with the prospect of trade talks starting soon.

"Let's get down to business," says the main headline.

The Financial Times says European banks have cut their exposure to Britain since the Brexit vote, removing 350bn euros of UK assets from their balance sheets in just 12 months.

It says the 17% reduction is a sign that they're protecting themselves against the threat of potential losses in the event of Britain "crashing out" with no deal.

Florence claims David

And a full frontal male nude graces the front of the Guardian.

The man in question - Michelangelo's David - is at the centre of a legal wrangle in Italy.

Judges in Florence have ruled that copyright over images of the marble statue is owned by the Galleria dell'Academia, where he resides. It means the gallery can now decide whether or not to allow him to appear on everything from novelty aprons to fridge magnets.