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What the papers say – October 18

Fears over the UK terror threat make the front pages on Wednesday.

Warnings from the head of security service MI5 are making the front pages on Wednesday, with the Guardian reporting on the agency head’s warning of a “dramatic upshift” in Islamist terrorism threats.

Elsewhere, pensions, traffic jams and how one MP takes an hour-long bath to take his mind of the Westminster bubble also make an appearance in print.

The Daily Telegraph picks up on the comments by spy chief Andrew Parker, who says the threat is operating at a pace “not seen before” during his 34-year career.

The Metro leads on the court evidence of the wife of ex-Royal Navy officer Mike Samwell, who died after a break-in at their home in Chorlton, south Manchester.

While the Times features a picture of the couple on their wedding day along with a story about how the cost of traffic jams is on the up.

The Daily Mirror carries a story on its front page about a pension “timebomb” as the Financial Conduct Authority reveals 15 million workers are not paying into retirement saving pots.

Anna Friel is pictured on the front of The Sun, with the paper claiming the actress once “fled the advances” of former Amazon boss Roy Price.

And the Financial Times reports on the state of inflation in the UK, saying doubts remain over a rise in interest rates despite a five-year peak.

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