Newt or lizard?

Newt or lizard?

Observation - Newt or lizard? - UK and Ireland. Description: Not very good photos - sorry Last night I came home from work and found two small (approx 1 inch) lizards/newts outside my front door. Are they newts or lizards? If so, what type? If they are newts I am confused -there is a deep pond about 30 metres fr

Not very good photos - sorry

Last night I came home from work and found two small (approx 1 inch) lizards/newts outside my front door. Are they newts or lizards? If so, what type? If they are newts I am confused -there is a deep pond about 30 metres from my house, but apart from that there are no ponds nearby. I found a bigger lizard/newt once before in the same place (outside my front door) but didn't take a photo. They seem to come out when it is really wet.