Newspaper headlines: Javid 'backs down' and new hope for IVF couples

"All at Sea" is the headline in the Daily Mail which, along with the Sun, accuses the home secretary of performing a "humiliating U-turn" by recalling two ships to help tackle migrants crossing the Channel.

The Daily Telegraph calls the decision by Sajid Javid a "significant escalation" in Britain's approach to the situation.

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Mr Javid has said he wants to make clear to those attempting the crossing that Britain will do everything it can to ensure the journey from France "is not a success".

But the British Red Cross tells the i newspaper it would support the migrants, as people only attempt perilous journeys like crossing the Channel if they are desperate.

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Soldiers are living in death trap barracks, according to a report by the Ministry of Defence watchdog, leaked to the Sun.

A whistleblower from the Defence Safety Authority tells the paper that constant budget cuts have led to an "unacceptable degradation" of quarters, and compared the danger to Grenfell Tower.

"Young soldiers are going to burn to death in their beds", the source says. The MoD insists all barracks meet fire safety standards, but admits improvements are needed.

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The president of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale, has told the Guardian that the judiciary needs to become more diverse so the public doesn't feel judges are, in her words, "beings from another planet".

She is calling for a more balanced bench in terms of gender, ethnicity and social background.

But Lady Hale told the paper she didn't approve of positive discrimination because "no-one wants to feel they got the job in any way other than their own merits".

The lead on the Independent website says many cheap energy tariffs have "disappeared" ahead of the introduction later of a cap on bills.

The consumer group Which? is calling on the regulator Ofgem to investigate. The Daily Telegraph points to research which suggests people will be less likely to switch supplier because of the cap - costing households as much as £200 each.

Theresa May has pledged to tackle unfair overcharging on phone bills and insurance premiums too, the Daily Express reports.

New Year's Eve gaffe

"Oh no it's 2018 again" is how the Sydney Morning Herald reported a gaffe which saw the wrong year projected on a pylon of the city's famous Harbour bridge during New Year fireworks watched by a billion people worldwide.

Headline writers here also had fun - "That's so blast year" said the Daily Mirror, in the Sun it was - "Auld Bang Syne".

In contrast the Telegraph calls London's display "barnstorming".