The Times leads with the PM’s warning that the elderly should not spend Christmas with their relatives indoors – even though they’re allowed to by law. Read the full story here.Pet owners will also be able to take their cats and dogs to Europe more easily after Brexit, the paper also reports. You can read more about that here.
The Daily Mail’s headline is “the fright before Christmas”, which describes Boris Johnson’s warning that families should shorten their Christmas celebrations.People across the UK were told not to stay overnight with their ‘Christmas bubble’, keep windows open and don’t gather in large crowds for the Boxing Day sales.Read our full story on the government’s Christmas guidelines here.
The Daily Telegraph leads on the prime minister’s claims that asking people not to get together at Christmas would be “inhumane”.It also carries the picture from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s newly-released Christmas card.You can read more here.
The front page of The Guardian carries a picture of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah, who became the first person in history to have officially died as a result of air pollution. Her mother is calling for a new clean air act in her name after the coroner’s landmark ruling on Wednesday.You can read more about Ella’s story here.
Metro’s front page bears the prime minister’s message from his Downing Street news conference: Have yourself a merry little Christmas – little being the operative word this year as the government urges people to curb their Christmas celebrations.Read our guide to the rules this Christmas here.
The Financial Times leads on reports MPs could be called back to the Commons before Christmas next week to approve a last-minute trade deal with the EU.French President Emmanuel Macron is now the biggest obstacle to Britain getting a deal, the paper claims.You can read the full story here.