The decision of a senior immigration judge to consider freeing the radical Islamic preacher once described as Osama bin Laden’s “right hand man in Europe makes many of the front pages this morning.
Abu Qatada will be,says the Telegraph,be confined to his home for all but two one-hour periods each day. He will also be allowed to take one of his five children to school.
Terrorist on the run is how the Mail's front page describes the decision saying that it the prospect of parents at the school gates bumping into the radical cleric, who was known as Osama Bin Laden’s ambassador in Europe.
Whilst the Express says that Qatada launched his bid for freedom after human rights judges in Europe blocked his deportation from the UK to his home country of Jordan, saying he cannot be guaranteed a fair trial there.
The Guardian also leads with the story saying that the clash takes the battle between politicians and the judiciary into new territory as Abu Qatada is a major international terror suspect. He was .says the paper,first detained without trial in Britain under the quashed Belmarsh regime nearly a decade ago, in October 2002.
As the situation in Syria worsens,the Times carries details of an email it has received from the English born wife of the President ,Asma who appears to offer full support to her husband as his security forces try to crush the opposition, but also claims to be encouraging dialogue and comforting the bereaved.
Meanwhile in the Independent,Syrians trapped in the besieged city of Homs feeling the wrath of Assad's brutal regime reveal the full horror of his determination to destroy his enemies.
Elsewhere,the Guardian reports that researchers from the University of London's Institute of Education and the University of Sussex have found than a quarter of children in the UK are not reaching their potential at school because of poor living conditions and unwell parents.
The Telegraph highlights a report which suggests that children’s natural development is being undermined by a relentless focus on formal assessments and targets in nurseries.
The Sun leads with the headline,Mom and 11 year old son who get drunk together.The paper reports that The lad was found with more than twice the drink-drive limit after swigging vodka and lager,was staggering into the road, a court heard.He wound up in hospital but she walked free after admitting child cruelty in Hull.
A new anti-stalking law is needed to stop the criminal justice system failing victims whose cries for help are not taken seriously, an independent inquiry reports today says the Independent.
Meanwhile the Times reports that Police are investigating racist e-mails sent to Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, after he spoke out against gay marriage.
There is much coverage of Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre's appearance in front of the Leveson inquiry,the Guardian reporting that he has called for a new system of certifying journalists, with tough sanctions for those who fall below acceptable standards or break the law.
Finally the Mail reveals that Russian scientists have finally drilled down through four kilometres of Antarctic ice to a lake that has been sealed for the last 20 million years. However there may be other surprises there for the paper says that a state-run news agency in Russia claimed that an extraordinary cache of Hitler's archives may be buried in a secret Nazi ice bunker near the spot where yesterday's breakthrough was made.