Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Wednesday's papers

The Independent's front page says it all.Last rites for ID cards

The Home Secretary Alan Johnson killed off the Government's cherished compulsory identity cards scheme last night, promising that British citizens would never be forced to sign up for them. Critics urged the Government to retreat further and scrap its flagship £5bn policy outright.

Although according to the Guardian,the Home secretary will press ahead with a compulsory scheme by the 'back door'.

The Times leads with reports that Tesco has emerged as a potential bidder for Northern Rock as the Government races to sell the state-owned lender before a general election,

The paper adds

The supermarket chain has shown provisional interest in buying the bank nationalised as the credit crisis brought the financial system within hours of collapse.

According to the lead in the Telegraph this morning

A “genetic MOT” which can help IVF couples screen embryos for hereditary diseases and have healthy babies could be available in the UK within a year.

Medical matters in the Mail also as the paper reports that

Statins cut the risk of heart attacks by 30 per cent even in healthy people, researchers say.
The cholesterol-busting drugs also reduce the chances of death from all causes by 12 per cent.

The Express reports on the Miracle of a jet crash girl at sea

RESCUERS last night described the amazing escape of a teenage girl from a plane crash in the sea as “miraculous”.
The 14-year-old girl – sole survivor out of 153 passengers and crew – was found floating amid the jet’s wreckage 10 miles out in the Indian Ocean.

Both the Sun and the Mirror concentrate on Michael Jackson,the Mirror has a last exclusive interview in which the singer talks of his joy at being about to embark on a series of concerts.

The Sun on his funeral arrangements in which the singer

will tomorrow return to his beloved Neverland ranch - where his body will lie in state for grieving fans to say their goodbyes.

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