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Papers focus on mansion bodies

Sunday papers

The Daily Telegraph leads with the discovery of two bodies in the gutted mansion of businessman Christopher Foster in Shropshire.

The paper has the headline "Murder mystery as mansion bodies found".

"Bailiffs arrived as mansion blazed" is the headline in the Sunday Times, one of several papers with detailed aerial photographs of the devastated home.

The Observer says the gruesome discovery confirmed the ferocity of the inferno that swept through the house.

Combat trauma

The Observer and the Sunday Mirror both highlight the fact that nearly one in 10 prison inmates is a forces veteran.

In its opinion section, the Observer argues that veterans need more help re-adjusting to civilian life after the trauma of combat.

It wants to see soldiers assessed by mental health experts on their return.

The Mirror's leader says it is a miracle anyone wants to go into the services considering the prospect of ending in jail when they have finished.

'Tax con'

The Sunday Express is angry that the government is considering a tax on disposable items such as razors and nappies to try to cut waste.

The paper describes the move as a "cut-throat eco-tax", and elsewhere in the paper as "another tax con".

The Mail on Sunday is unimpressed with a poster which uses text speak to give children advice about the safe use of the internet and chatrooms on mobiles.

"Is this the only way we can reach pupils today?", asks the paper.

Video plea

The Sunday Times says there will be no repeat for 2012 of the world tour of the Olympic torch which caused so much controversy before the Beijing Games.

Instead, it says the flame will be taken round UK villages, towns and cities ahead of the London Olympics.

The Observer reports that the mother of Olympic rower Zac Purchase has appealed for thieves to return a video camera.

The camera stolen from her Plymouth home contains footage of her son winning gold at the Beijing Olympics.


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