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Last Updated: Friday, 22 September 2006, 04:41 GMT 05:41 UK
Labour cash loss over peerage row
Daily newspapers
The alleged cash-for-peerages scandal is covered in the Times.

The paper says Labour has lost most of the revenue it once received from donors as a result of the arrests made following the police investigation.

The Independent claims a Whitehall source believes there is a 50/50 chance that charges will be brought.

Meanwhile, the Express says a conference speech by Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Menzies Campbell, has not convinced his party that they have chosen the right leader.

But the Times describes him as "a serious man for serious times" and the Independent believes he has succeeded in silencing his critics from within his own party.

Many papers cover Top Gear presenter, Richard Hammond, who remains seriously ill in hospital following his accident.

The Daily Telegraph quotes Hammond's co-presenter James May, who paid a hospital visit and jokes how he made as much sense as when he talks normally.

The news that Prince William is to join the same army regiment as Prince Harry is also given plenty of press coverage.

The Sun says a royal source described the idea of both Princes being sent to war as "unthinkable".

Compensation claim

A police force which has paid thousands of pounds in compensation to a white man who applied to become a PC is on the front page of the Daily Mail.

Matt Powell was awarded the damages after being randomly deselected when Gloucestershire Police tried to recruit more people from ethnic minorities.

Several papers are reporting on a British Heart Foundation campaign.

It claims people who eat a packet of crisps every day are consuming five litres of cooking oil over a year.

The press also cover the story about the most expensive jar of marmalade ever created.

The Telegraph says at 5,000 a jar, the preserve would cost 76 to cover a single slice of toast. The Mail calculates that a mouthful of the marmalade costs 11.

Attention has also turned to the significant others who have joined the Ryder Cup players in County Kildare.

The Mirror has dubbed them WABs - Wives and Birdies.




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