UK

Wild weather and Only Fools 'return' on front pages

Daily Mirror front page 4/1/14
Image caption The seemingly endless bad weather continues to dominate the papers. The Daily Mirror focuses on one "mad dad", as it puts it, who took his young daughter close to a "20ft wave". It says he "risked his girl's life by ignoring danger warnings to lift her up to peek over the harbour wall at the huge waves".
Daily Telegraph front page 4/1/14
Image caption The same shocking series of images of a family "almost swept away" in Mullion Cove Harbour, Cornwall, also graces the Daily Telegraph front page. Its top story, meanwhile, concerns a warning from outspoken Business Secretary Vince Cable about the "worrying" rise in house prices in southern England.
Independent front page 4/1/14
Image caption The Independent is one of several papers to use a striking image of waves breaching a sea wall in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, and coming very close to a train. The Indie's main story says that so far, fewer than one in three Conservative prospective parliamentary candidates for the 2015 general election are female.
Daily Mail front page 4/1/14
Image caption The "worst storm in 20 years" is how the Daily Mail puts it. Its lead says GPs are earning "nearly £1,500 a shift to work nights and weekends in crisis-hit A&E units". The paper says the news emerged "on the day doctors came under fire for suggesting that patients should be charged up to £10 to visit a casualty unit".
Financial Times front page 4/1/14
Image caption The Financial Times has the same image as the Independent, a train hurrying through waves in Ayrshire. Its lead says seven US technology giants, including Apple, "paid just £54m in UK corporate tax in 2012". It says the "relatively modest" sum "will add urgency to a planned rethink of global tax rules".
i front page 4/1/14
Image caption Same image again for the i, which reports that the environment secretary has promised "to protect front-line flood defence services despite hundreds of job cuts" at the Environment Agency. Elsewhere the front page mentions a warning from midwives of "disastrous shortages of staff on wards".
Sun front page 4/1/14
Image caption A "luvvly jubbly TV exclusive" on the front of Saturday's Sun - news that Only Fools and Horses is to return to our screens "within months". The story says "locations have been secretly scouted after a new script was written". Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst will both be back, it claims.
Times front page
Image caption The Times is the only paper not to feature the weather on its front page. Its lead says "developers could be allowed to destroy ancient woodland if they agree to plant 100 trees for each one felled". The environment secretary has reportedly described the idea as "biodiversity offsetting".
Guardian front page
Image caption The cost of long-term medical conditions such as diabetes and dementia is "threatening to 'overwhelm' the NHS", according to a senior health official quoted in the Guardian. The paper also reports from Ronnie Biggs' funeral, saying the "carnival" of his life ended with "a two-fingered floral salute".

Narrow escapes from huge waves feature on several front pages on Saturday.