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Galloway eviction prompts analysis
Mastheads of the national newspapers

MP George Galloway managed to get his face in every paper following his eviction from Celebrity Big Brother.

In the Financial Times, the Respect party MP is dressed, of course, for his task as a banker on the Channel 4 show.

The Sun showcases all his guises - Count Dracula, a red leotard-wearing robotic dancer and Rula Lenska's cat.

The Guardian focuses on his absence from the Commons. It says he is most likely to be remembered for some of the most bizarre images of a politician.

'Cancer map'

The "UK's Cancer Map" fills the front of the Independent ahead of a report by a committee of MPs.

The paper gives a colourful breakdown of deaths from the disease and shows how where you live might dictate your chances of survival.

Based on 1990s figures, Scotland and northern England fare the worst.

The paper says a Public Accounts Committee report will reveal "stark inequalities" in the incidence and treatment of cancer across the UK.

Family job-share

"McJobs that all the family can share," says the Daily Telegraph of a new initiative by McDonalds allowing employees to share jobs with relatives.

Rita Cross and her two daughters from Cardiff were the first to agree such to a "family contract," it says.

And the Daily Mail shows readers "the world according to the Yellow Pages".

It says the phone directory illustrates how offbeat obsessions become part of national life - with colonic irrigation in, while wooden toy-makers are out.

UK theme row

"I had no idea just how many people get up at 5.30am," writes one commentator in the Independent.

It is a reference to the storm over the decision to scrap Radio 4's "UK Theme", played at the start of each day.

Gordon Brown tells the Daily Mail he is backing the campaign to save the theme.

And former home secretary David Blunkett complains in his column in the Sun. Why, he asks, "at 5.30am, for heaven's sake, scrap it in favour of more news and analysis?"


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