The Daily Express reports on what it calls a “double dose” of good news – that two coronavirus vaccines are delivering successful results from trials.
The Daily Star leads on fees paid to businesspeople who supplied the government with personal protective equipment at the height of the coronavirus crisis earlier this year.
The Daily Telegraph says families could be allowed to meet at least two other households over Christmas under plans being considered by ministers.
The i warns that five days of relaxed coronavirus restrictions over Christmas could mean tougher rules for most of January.
The Guardian reports that Boris Johnson will announce a big increase in defence spending in parliament later.
The Daily Mirror goes with an expert’s view that, if we want a traditional family Christmas, the trade-off could be an extended lockdown.
The Times leads on a boost to defence spending, to be announced by Boris Johnson later. The prime minister is promising to “end the era of retreat”, the paper says.
The Daily Mail quotes Public Health England’s warning that every day of eased lockdown restrictions over Christmas will need five days of tougher rules the following month.
The Metro leads on the story of an NHS consultant who gave birth to twins while in a coronavirus coma.
The Financial Times looks ahead to next week’s financial statement, saying Chancellor Rishi Sunak is facing a “scary” assessment, according to allies.