What the papers say – November 5

A variety of stories lead Monday’s papers, with the Armistice centennial, the armed forces and health making front page headlines.

Several papers feature images of the Tower of London, where thousands of torches were lit on Sunday night in remembrance.

A moving image of the major installation fills the front page of the Daily Mail.

Plans have been drawn up to allow foreign nationals to serve in the armed forces in order to tackle a recruitment crisis, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Daily Express leads with a Falklands veteran’s campaign for better mental health support for former soldiers.

The Daily Star reports that scammers are cashing in on the centenary commemorations by selling “fake poppy products”.

An investigation into private firms charging the NHS to care for psychiatric patients leads The Times.

A poll for the Daily Mirror suggests Britons are prepared to
pay more tax to ensure the elderly are properly cared for.

Meanwhile the i reports on plans to increase life expectancy by promoting healthy living.

The Guardian leads with Brexit and suggestions that there is an equal likelihood of a deal being stuck or negotiations failing.

The Independent reports that more than half of councils will not see homes built under the Prime Minister’s flagship housebuilding drive.

The latest deadly knife attack in London leads the Metro.

The Sun reports on the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

And the Financial Times splashes with the Italian deputy prime minister’s plans to reinvigorate the country’s economy.

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