In the headlines
Commuters are facing what will likely be “the worst week of rail disruption for 30 years”, says The Times. Around 16 million journeys could be affected in the walkouts by the RMT and Aslef unions, though both the government and the rail industry “expressed optimism” this morning that a deal was close. Prince Harry is “heating up his tureen of spleen again”, says Jan Moir in the Daily Mail. In clips from interviews to publicise his forthcoming memoir, the Duke of Sussex said he wanted his father and brother “back” – but that the royals have shown “no willingness to reconcile”. Top chefs are urging people to eat their Christmas trees instead of chucking them, says the Daily Star. The needles can be used to flavour everything from ice cream to gin, and provide a handy vitamin C boost. Call it “pine dining”.