Newspaper headlines: Boris says Irish border Brexit plan 'a disaster'

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Boris Johnson's column for the Daily Telegraph is highlighted on the paper's front page, after the former foreign secretary warned that Brexit will be a "total write-off" unless Theresa May rips up her plans for the Irish border.

That's not the view of the Times, which claims to have seen confidential notes which reveal the EU's determination to "take the heat out of the issue". It says Mrs May has been given a "boost" as Brussels is working on a plan to use technology to minimise checks at the border.

The paper's editorial suggests that a "new realism" has taken hold in Brussels, and it argues Mrs May must be flexible enough to "seize the moment" and strike a deal.

On the same issue, the Financial Times reports Brussels is considering putting British officials, rather than EU inspectors, in charge of checking goods heading to Northern Ireland, as part of efforts to "de-dramatise" the row over the border.

The FT uses its editorial to suggest that a compromise solution for the issue is now "in sight", but the paper's front page highlights concern within the City. It says Deutsche Bank has scaled up plans to shift assets worth hundreds of billions of pounds from London to Frankfurt, after coming under pressure from European regulators over its UK operations after Brexit.

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The lead story in the Guardian says councils are using the data of hundreds of thousands of people to construct computer models, to try to identify who may need support from social services. The paper reports that at least five local authorities have developed systems which use algorithms, in an attempt to allow them to focus their resources more effectively.

The Guardian warns the move "is likely to be controversial", as it could intrude into individual privacy as well as perpetuate discrimination against minorities.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told the Daily Telegraph that the government is considering what the paper calls a "radical" new way to fund care of the elderly.

It would be based on the auto-enrolment pensions system, with every adult in England being expected to pay into a fund to cover their care in later life. The paper's editorial suggests that social care is the UK's "biggest challenge", and argues any reform that will alleviate a crippling financial burden is "worthy of consideration".

The Daily Mail says hundreds of children are being "enslaved" by drugs gangs, who use them to flood rural areas with heroin and crack cocaine. The paper says 126 children, including some as young as 12, were arrested in Norfolk alone after the number of so-called "county lines" gangs increased by 40% in just one year.

Finally, with the headline, "It's Ball Yours, Zoe", the Sun claims the BBC is set to ask Zoe Ball to replace Chris Evans as host of the nation's most popular breakfast show. The It Takes Two presenter is said to be in "advanced negotiations" and is expected to sign a contract with Radio 2 within a fortnight.

The paper describes the decision as a "devastating blow" for Sara Cox who was tipped by Chris Evans as his successor. It says she is the back-up option if Zoe can't agree a deal as BBC bosses "want a female in the flagship slot".