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Last Updated: Friday, 25 February, 2005, 07:58 GMT
Carr anonymity ruling criticised
A court ruling granting Maxine Carr indefinite anonymity dominates most of the headlines in the tabloids.

The Daily Express describes the ruling as an "an abominable crime".

The Daily Mirror also criticises the High Court decision calling it "a sorry day for the freedom of the public to receive information".

However, the Independent accuses "populist newspapers" and "certain elements in the press" of "stoking the flames of mob justice".

Unwelcome trends

The verdict on the way President George W Bush handled his summit meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Bratislava is generally favourable.

The Times says Mr Bush put in an "adroit performance" and it argues that America is right to be concerned about the progress of democracy in Russia.

The Guardian too thinks Europe could and should do more to criticise unwelcome trends in Russia.

But the Daily Telegraph thinks Mr Bush has gained "thin pickings" from his visit.

The broadsheet is also one of several papers to express concern at the increasing number of hospital patients killed by the superbug, MRSA.

It fears the superbug will not be beaten by "assiduous hand or floor washing" and it hopes managers will consider closing wards to visitors.

The Sun meanwhile reports on fears that a "hardcore of terrorists" may break the IRA ceasefire.

'Snowed under'

The paper claims that they may launch a bomb attack in the UK.

The snow, in some parts, and lack of it elsewhere, has not gone unobserved in a number of the morning newspapers.

"Oop North," says the Daily Mirror they were "snowed under", but it goes on to say that the expected heavy snowfall did not materialise in many places.

Finally scientists are baffled by the plummeting numbers of woodland birds, according to the Independent.

The Daily Express blames the problem on the number of deer eating up the undergrowth in the countryside.

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