Newspaper headlines: Brexit economy warnings dominate

The assessments of the economic impact of Brexit are widely reported - with several front pages focusing on the stark warnings issued by the Bank of England.

The Times highlights the claim by one of the Bank's deputy governors that a no-deal Brexit would cause the biggest fiscal crisis since the crash of the 1930s.

According to the Independent website, it was "the day Brexit went bust".

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The Sun splashes with the headline, "Carnage", after the Bank's governor, Mark Carney, said house prices would plunge by 30%.

But the Sun isn't fazed by the bleak predictions.

It highlights warnings made ahead of the EU referendum which failed to come true, asking "haven't we been here before?"

'Conditional support'

Several editorials consider the Bank of England assessment - and that published by the the government.

The Daily Telegraph takes the view that "Treasury scares will change no-one's mind" and the Daily Express agrees, arguing "the trouble with claims that Brexit is going to damage the economy is that time and again they have been proven wrong".

The Daily Mirror is alarmed by what it calls the "true cost" of Brexit, insisting that when people voted to leave, "they did not vote to be poorer".

The New Statesman website acknowledges the figures are "gloomy" but predicts they are "unlikely to move the political dial", ahead of the meaningful vote in parliament on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

The leader column in the Financial Times suggests the prime minister's plan "deserves conditional support".

It describes the deal as "imperfect but ultimately pragmatic" - and argues that rejecting it "assumes credible and superior alternatives, which are not at hand".

Elsewhere, a number of papers highlight comments made in a BBC interview by the shadow chancellor John McDonnell, who said a second referendum was "inevitable" if MPs refused to back Mrs May's deal.

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The Guardian says the remarks are being "widely regarded as marking a shift in Labour's position", while the Daily Mail says the comments vindicate the prime minister's warning that rejecting her deal risks either no deal or no Brexit at all.

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Figures collated by the Guardian show 2018 is on course to be the worst year in a decade for the number of young people killed by knives - 37 children and teenagers have been stabbed to death so far.

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The paper highlights a particular rise in the West Midlands and says contrary to the dominant media narrative that the vast majority of victims are black and in London most of those killed were not in the capital, and most of those killed outside London were not black.

A report seen by the Times has revealed that the Metropolitan Police is ignoring about a third of all crime reports after only one telephone conversation with the victim.

The paper says burglaries, low-level assaults and criminal damage can all be dismissed without being investigated, under a policy secretly introduced by Scotland Yard last year.

The Times suggests cutting down on paperwork means "sneering critics of police bureaucracy" such as Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot "would no doubt have approved", but criminals are emboldened if their offences are shrugged off.

The government, it says, "needs to dig deeper in its shallow pockets" to address scarce police resources and falling manpower.

A little trick

The Daily Telegraph has picked up on an interview given to Vanity Fair by the Bafta-award-winning actress, Olivia Colman.

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She is playing the role of the Queen in the third series of the Crown - and says she has developed a "sort of shameful little trick" to ensure she can accurately convey the monarch's stiff upper lip.

Colman reveals that her method for keeping the royal emotions in check involves using an earpiece on set to listen to the shipping forecast.

Apparently the "soothing tones of the announcer" help keep the tears at bay.

Finally, Britain's oldest lottery winners are featured in the Daily Express and Daily Mail after they won £18m - but refused to leave their semi-detached house near Bristol.

Dennis and Shirley Banfield, who are 87 and 83, split their prize with their two daughters, and after renovating their home of 57 years have given away much of their remaining share to charity.