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Charles secretary row leads papers
A former secretary in Prince Charles's household, who is alleging unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination, is a familiar face on the front pages.

Elaine Day is on the fronts of the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror.

The Mirror's headline "Know Your Place" paraphrases part of a memo written by Prince Charles about people who aspire to rise above their station.

For the Guardian, the prince's hopes of one day appearing a thoroughly modern monarch have received a fresh blow.

Pregnant schoolgirl

The Daily Express says a schoolgirl who started a national debate earlier this year by having an abortion without her mother's knowledge, is pregnant again.

She was 14 when she had the abortion, arranged by a school health worker. Now the paper says she is keeping the baby.

Meanwhile the Guardian reports on the results of a poll on the Tories which it says shows the party's crisis.

Among the findings, 44% of party members believe that the Tories will not win the next general election.

Shunned schools

The Times highlights an interview with Education Secretary, Charles Clarke.

He says that leading schools, including selective grammars, will have to accept disruptive pupils under government plans to tackle classroom indiscipline.

He tells the paper he wants to end the practice of concentrating unruly pupils in rundown schools shunned by parents.

Schools that are popular and oversubscribed will no longer be able to excuse themselves by claiming that they lack spare places, he said.

Monster Thickburger

And finally, the Daily Telegraph has news of a US fast food chain bucking trends for healthier meals by launching the highest calorie hamburger ever.

The Monster Thickburger is being promoted by Hardee's as a "monument to decadence", the paper says.

It is the equivalent of two Big Macs and packs 1,420 calories and just over 100 grams of fat into a portion.

According to the marketing, the burger requires "two hands, a firm grip and a serious appetite".


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