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Papers try to focus on good news

The world's economies may be in a healthier state compared with last week but the newspapers are still interested in the state of the money markets.

The Daily Telegraph has a trillion pound headline figure. It claims that 2,000,000,000,000 is how much it will cost to stop global disaster.

That is how much the UK, Europe and the US have pledged to shore up the banking system.

The Financial Times also claims the world credit markets are easing up.

Superhero Brown

Satire is used by The Guardian's cartoonist, Steve Bell who depicts the prime minister as a portly superhero soaring through the sky.

President Bush is shown clinging to Mr Brown's briefs, asking: "Holey underwear Brownman - what do we do next?"

Meanwhile the Times and the Mail both argue the next victim of the credit crunch will be the campaign for Scottish independence.

They say that if the country was independent, it would not cope.

Big Brother

The papers are partly shifting their focus to subjects other than the credit crunch now that the markets have calmed down.

Politics makes a comeback in the Independent, which examines proposals for a massive government database.

Holding details of every phone call, e-mail and use of the internet in the UK, the paper warns it is a threat to our liberty.

In a cheery tone, The Times reports on a granny tackling a bag-snatcher.

'Cruel parents'

The Sun decides to continue to bring a bit of light relief to its readers and looks at some genuine but rather comical names.

Spare a thought for the women christened Nancy Boys, Posthumous Mince and Constant Pain. As the paper says, some parents can be cruel.

Meanwhile the Daily Mirror is in a state of shock. There are 71 days left until Christmas but decorations are already up in Coleford in Gloucester.

The decision has divided the town.

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