Newspaper headlines: Lifeline for UK culture and stamp duty 'holiday'

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Image caption Theatres like the Old Vic in central London have been closed since March

The government's rescue package for the arts prompts widespread sighs of relief on Monday's front pages.

"Saved!" is the headline in the Daily Express, while the Metro declares: "The show will go on".

Industry publication the Stage says the announcement follows "more than a month of intense campaigning" by industry leaders who - according to the Financial Times - convinced Chancellor Rishi Sunak that the continued closure of theatres, concert halls and galleries could "devastate the UK's cultural life".

Playwright James Graham is taken aback by the size of the £1.5bn package - telling the Guardian it is "surprisingly ambitious" and bigger than most people in the arts had dared dream of.

The Sun says the money should help venues cover wage costs - including those of freelance staff who've missed out on other help from the Treasury - but that it's still unclear how freelancers can claim it.

The Daily Telegraph warns it will still be some time before performing arts spaces can put on shows again.

Government sources tell the paper that ministers are reluctant to set a date for reopening - as it is not financially viable for many venues unless social distancing is scrapped altogether.

In its editorial, the Telegraph urges a rethink. "The theatres don't need more bailouts from the government," it claims, "they need audiences."

The Daily Mirror claims that FBI agents almost had their cover blown as they prepared to arrest Ghislaine Maxwell on suspicion of trafficking underage girls on behalf of the convicted paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein.

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Image caption Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in New York in 2005

The paper says that armed teams - supported by spy planes - were about to storm her home in New Hampshire last week when a neighbour appeared, demanding to know who they were.

The man then reportedly asked his wife to call the police after the agents told him they were part of an "aerial map society". Ms Maxwell - who's now in custody - has previously denied any knowledge of Epstein's offending.

Elsewhere, the Times reports researchers believe they may be able to work out how many eggs a woman has left in her ovaries by analysing her hair.

A team from Spain and the US has found what it says are "biologically relevant" levels of a fertility hormone in human hair, which would normally be obtained from blood samples.

Tests for the hormone are increasingly being offered by fertility clinics to measure so-called "ovarian reserve", although experts point out that they can't predict a woman's chance of natural conception or when the menopause will begin.

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And "Déjà vu to a kill" is how the Daily Mail describes the reproduction of one of cinema's most iconic cars.

Some 28 replicas of the silver Aston Martin DB5 made famous by Sean Connery in the James Bond film, Goldfinger, are being built - complete with the obligatory array of gadgets.

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Image caption The Aston Martin DB5 became iconic through Bond films (file photo)

They include a flip-top gearstick, revolving number plates and battering rams - at the front and the rear.

Three-quarters of the cars have already been sold, but diehard 007 fans can snap up one of the remaining ones for a mere £3.3m.