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Diana jury inquest move prominent
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The High Court's decision to order a jury inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed features prominently in many of the papers.

A "sensation" is the Daily Express's description of the decision.

It's a story that has never been far from its front page and today is no exception.

The paper says it has been a long crusade for a fair and open hearing into what it sees as the many unanswered questions surrounding their deaths ten years ago.

'Crackpot theories'

The Daily Mail turns its attention to Dodi's father, Mohamed, and his vow that he will make Prince Charles and Prince Philip give evidence at the hearing.

He wants them and members of MI6 called as witnesses to prove the couple were killed in an Establishment conspiracy.

But, turn to its editorial, and the paper is in no doubt that there isn't a "smidgen" of truth in the claim of murder.

That view is shared by the Sun, which says a jury inquest will draw a line under their deaths - and what it calls the crackpot conspiracy theories of Mr Al Fayed.

Banks 'outrage'

The Guardian carries its green credentials across page one by highlighting a report by European scientists and the maritime industry which says carbon emissions from shipping are double those caused by aviation - and they're increasing at an alarming rate.

It quotes figures from BP - which owns 50 tankers - and researchers from Germany which show the emissions account for 5% of the global total - nearly double Britain's total emissions and more than all African countries combined.

The Times says that air fares between London and New York are set to fall after the European Union and the United States agreed to break the cartel of airlines currently operating on the route.

The banks are taken to task by the Independent in the row over charges.

It reveals what it calls a "new outrage" - apparently they have been breaking the Data Protection Act by levying excessive charges on customers who try to get their charges refunded.

Instead of customers paying a 10 fee for bank statements that would enable them to demand a refund, they've been asked for payments of nearly 50.

Hurley wedding

Finally, the Cotswolds town of Winchcombe is bracing itself for what's being billed as the celebrity marriage of the year - the 2m wedding at Sudeley Castle of the actress Liz Hurley and the tycoon Arun Nayar.

"Deliciously extravagant," reckons the Mail, though the Guardian isn't quite so sure. It's a ceremony, it says, designed to show her reported guests, Sir Elton John and the Beckhams, what celebrity ostentation is all about.

The Mirror appears to steal all its rivals' thunder with an exclusive report that the couple actually tied the knot yesterday, with just two witnesses present.


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