What the papers say - October 25

Tales including a Strictly judge living la dolce vita, a woman who gave up a serious addiction to sweet treats and ways the rich and powerful can be creative with their tax liabilities are front page news.

The Financial Times reports that multinationals avoided paying as much as £5.8 billion in corporate taxes in the UK last year by shifting profits overseas - a 50% increase on previous government forecasts.

And the Daily Telegraph reports that a Bermuda-based offshore financial services firm used by the super-rich has fallen victim to a cyberattack reminiscent of the Panama Papers leak.

Back on home turf the Daily Mail says drivers are being used as "cash cows" after a report showed 12 million penalty notices are handed out every year, raking in £1 billion in fines for authorities.

Meanwhile a new official analysis shows more tarmac at Gatwick Airport would bring a bigger boost to the economy than building a third runway at rival Heathrow, according to The Times.

The Guardian carries comments made by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg that voting for Brexit was the "single stupidest thing any country has ever done" - apart from the election of Donald Trump as US president.

Atlantic-hopping Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli was spotted partying in Los Angeles after missing Saturday's show due to "work commitments", according to The Sun's front page story.

Meanwhile the Daily Mirror carries the inspirational tale of a woman who beat a 14-bar-a-day chocolate addiction to lose 8st 3lb.

And the Daily Express reports on fresh hope for a breakthrough on dementia.

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