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Tuesday, 6 June, 2000, 06:58 GMT 07:58 UK
Nailbomb trial dominates front pages

The papers are dominated by the trial of David Copeland, who has admitted carrying out three nailbomb attacks in London last year in which three people died and scores were injured.

Under the headline "I'm a Nazi" The Sun tells how the court heard that Mr Copeland told police he believed in a white master race.

Both The Mirror and The Daily Express re-cap the horror of the bombings in their inside pages.

Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph is one of a number of papers to highlight that the jury was told Mr Copeland downloaded explosives information from the internet.

1m compensation for Wpc

The Daily Mail leads with the case of the former policewoman, who was awarded an estimated 1m in compensation for racial and sexual harassment.

The paper says Sarah Locker, who was born in Britain but comes from a Turkish family, claimed that bullying within the Metropolitan police force had made her life a misery.

But one police source is quoted as saying the "compensation system has gone mad".

Help for poor medical students

As the row over so-called elitism rumbles on, The Independent reports that the government is to reserve places for less well-off students at one of Britain's most successful medical schools.

Sixth formers from deprived areas will be selected for "ring-fenced" places at King's College in London.

According to the paper, sources declined to say whether the project would also involve dropping the standard three grade As at A-level which are currently required to gain a medical school place.

UK's Euro case 'weakens'

The Guardian quotes two former chancellors as saying that the economic case for Britain joining the Euro is weakening.

Labour's Lord Healey and the Conservative Lord Lawson say the UK economy is further than ever from meeting Gordon Brown's five economic tests for membership of the single currency.

Dettori 'lucky to be alive'

Most of the papers carry photographs of the jockey Frankie Dettori who left hospital on Monday, four days after surviving a plane crash at Newmarket.

The Times reports that before leaving Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, Dettori told reporters that he was very lucky to be alive.

"Racing means nothing. If I never win one race again, it does not matter," he said

'Football or fighting'

With just four days to go until the start of the Euro 2000, matters off the pitch are already well to the fore.

A map in The Independent highlights the locations which could see outbreaks of hooliganism.

It concludes a full page on the issue, with a question posed by a spokesman for the official Members' Club of England: "People have got to decide which is more important: the football or the fighting?"

'Cheeky' man values loot

The Times reports that a haul of stolen silverware was unwittingly valued at the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

The paper says a "smart gent" took the cutlery and dishes to a recording of the programme in Middlesborough.

The silverware - which had been stolen from a house in Stockton-on-Tees - was valued at 20,000. Police have asked the BBC to let them see the recording, which has not yet been broadcast, in a bid to trace the man.

The paper quotes a police spokesman as saying the man was either very cheeky or very stupid.

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