What the papers say - January 22

The death of eight-year-old Mylee Billingham leads several papers on Monday, along with a warning expected to be made by the head of the Army that Britain must keep up with its enemies.

Mylee died in hospital after being found critically wounded in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday night.

The Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and The Sun lead with the story.

The Daily Express has a photo of Mylee on its front page, alongside a lead story that says French president Emmanuel Macron admits the country would vote to leave the EU if it was given the opportunity.

The Times leads with comments General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the General Staff, is expected to say in a speech on Monday, warning that Britain's ability to preempt or respond to threats risks being eroded if the UK does not keep up with its adversaries.

The Daily Telegraph also leads with General Carter's speech, which is expected to highlight how Russia, in building an increasingly aggressive and expeditionary force, already boasts capabilities the UK would struggle to match.

The Guardian leads with a warning by public health experts and doctors that up to one million people in the UK are taking anabolic steroids and other image and performance-enhancing drugs to change the way they look.

The Financial Times leads with German chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a new government after the SPD backed talks to form a coalition with her CDU party.

The Independent says a Commons committee is preparing to launch a probe into the police's storing of 20 million mug shots, including images of many people not convicted of crime.

The i carries a report on illegal ivory traders.

And the Daily Star reports on a "break-in" at the Celebrity Big Brother house.

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