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Cherie memoirs 'stir up tensions'

Papers

The truth about Tony and Gordon - by Cherie is how the Times headlines its serialisation of Mrs Blair's memoirs.

The paper says the book provides the most authoritative account so far of the reasons why Mr Blair decided not to stand down before the 2005 election.

The Sun homes in on what it calls her dramatic claim that Gordon Brown hounded Mr Blair out of office.

The Daily Telegraph says Mr Brown's supporters will be infuriated the book is coming out amid a political crisis.

'Hiding bodies'

As Burma's generals spurn the world's offers of aid after last weekend's cyclone, the Independent describes a landscape flooded with corpses.

The Guardian leads on the indignation within the UN after the Burmese government confiscated food aid for the victims.

It claims nearly two million people are at risk from disease and hunger.

Its correspondent is struck by how few bodies he has seen and reports rumours that the Burmese army are hiding bodies to disguise the scale of the disaster.

Apple core litter

The Mail, the Express and the Mirror all tell the story of a man who spent 18 hours in a police cell after being accused of dropping an apple core.

Keith Hirst, 54, was locked up after denying the allegation and refusing to accept a 50 on-the-spot fine from a police community support officer.

The Express condemns a "ridiculous use of manpower and resources".

It says it is no wonder that the British public's respect for the thin blue line is at an all-time low.

Off the menu

It seems the knives are out for Gordon Ramsay after the chef said restaurants should be forced to use only home-grown, locally sourced produce.

The Telegraph reports that more than 15 unseasonal ingredients, including blackberries, parsnips and fennel, are being served at his own restaurants.

The Financial Times finds Gordon Ramsay's remarks "hard to swallow".

In an editorial, it concludes that not for the first time the famously profane chef should have kept his mouth shut.


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