Newspaper headlines: 'PM climate meltdown' and 'no justice for the 96'

David Duckenfield arriving at court 01/04 Image copyright PA Media
Image caption David Duckenfield was in charge of policing the 1989 FA Cup semi-final

The verdict in the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield is the main story for a number of the papers. "So who was to blame?" the Guardian asks.

The Sun says that, after 30 years, a police inquiry costing £60m and involving 200 investigators trawling through 143,000 documents, the families are still waiting for justice.

The Independent website says the verdict brings fresh agony for the Hillsborough families. The Liverpool Echo adds that family members spoke out with raw emotion after it was decided no one would be held accountable for the 96 who died after the 1989 tragedy.

Frozen out

There is widespread interest in last night's Channel 4 leaders' debate on climate change - not so much for the subject under discussion, but the station's refusal to allow the former Environment Secretary Michael Gove to stand in for Boris Johnson and the decision to replace the prime minister with a melting ice sculpture.

According to the HuffPost UK website, the PM's father, Stanley Johnson, also turned up and offered to take his son's place. The BuzzFeed News website says the Conservative threat to reassess the station's public service broadcasting licence if they win the election, is a dramatic escalation of the war of words between the Tories and Channel 4.

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For its main story, the Daily Mirror reports that the prime minister used a Spectator magazine article in the 1990s to launch an attack on working class men and single mothers. According to the paper, he dismissed working-class men as "likely to be drunk, criminal, aimless, feckless and hopeless", and described single mothers as "irresponsible".

Proctor payout

The Daily Mail reveals Scotland Yard's payout of £500,000 pounds in compensation to the former MP Harvey Proctor, following its bungled investigation into false claims about a Westminster paedophile ring, is at least partial recognition of the appalling damage he suffered.

But - the paper adds - "this is far from the end of this sordid affair". In the paper's words, not one police officer has been held to account, even though there is evidence of serious misconduct as well as gross incompetence. If there's to be real justice - the paper concludes - those responsible must be brought to book.

Black Friday queues

Several papers report that thousands of shoppers queued outside Aldi stores yesterday to get their hands on the must-have toy of the year - Kevin the Carrot, star of the discount chain's Christmas advert.

The Sun says shoppers barged into the supermarkets as soon as they opened and grappled with each other for one of the stuffed toys - and many sold out within minutes.

According to the Daily Mirror, sales were rationed to two per customer, and some soon appeared on eBay at £100 each - five times the original price tag. "Long queues of shoppers sprout up for Kevin the Carrot," is the headline in the Daily Express.

Mucky metro

London Underground is the world's dirtiest metro with pollution up to 15 times higher than street level, the Times says. The paper reports a new study found some deep-level tube lines - including the Victoria and Northern lines - had far higher concentrations of fine particles than networks in Beijing, LA and New York.

Researchers from King College London suggested commuters could reduce their exposure by using alternative lines or leaving the tube altogether.

Turning to Christmas, the Telegraph says a "health and safety crackdown" has put an end to a Somerset town's long-standing Christmas light fundraiser.

Sightseers previously flocked to Trinity Close, in Burnham-on-Sea, to catch a glimpse of the popular festival attraction, but fears over safety and liability mean the street's homeowners will not put on a show this year.

The Sun reports a Somerset Council advisory group had told residents they might be liable for traffic cones used to manage crowds. One local told the Telegraph they were "disappointed". The Sun's headline: "Cone all ye faithful".

And finally

A "scruffy old" toy bear which crossed Europe in a tank, was at the Battle of the Bulge and took part in the Allies' victory parade in Berlin has emerged from a loft after 40 years, the Sun reports. The paper says the teddy's owner Tom Matthews first saw the bear when his war hero dad was demobbed in 1946.

The teddy - named "Tanky" - was handed over by a Dutch lady when the Allies liberated her home town in 1944. The paper notes that Tanky is up for auction next Monday in… Teddington.