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Madoff branded 'greatest conman'

Papers
Many front pages carry photographs of American financier Bernard Madoff as he arrived at court in Manhattan to admit what is being called "the biggest fraud of all time".

The Independent says there was no chance to say goodbye to his wife as he swapped his penthouse apartment for a solitary cell.

The Daily Mirror calls Madoff the greatest conman in history.

It says his "terrifyingly simple" racket "epitomises the amoral greed that has ruled for too long".

'Bulldog spirit'

The Daily Express leads with a "moving demonstration of the bulldog spirit" as the Royal Anglian Regiment was welcomed home from Iraq in Lincoln.

The paper says the hatred of Muslim activists who protested against a similar parade in Luton this week served only to unite the British public.

The Daily Star has an interview with the father of one of the protestors.

He told the paper his son was "proud to be British" and had been just exercising his right to protest.

Climate warning

After a series of climate change warnings at a conference in Denmark this week, the Daily Telegraph says scientists reached a watershed moment.

Prof Kevin Anderson said he had lost patience with messages being lost in "political noise".

The research director of Manchester's Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research said without action the world faced decades of war and social unrest.

He said Earth would be unrecognisable - in parts an "impossible place to live".

'Medicinal' cake

A Lanarkshire GP who wanted to tax chocolate to help tackle obesity won the backing of the National Obesity Forum's Tam Fry in the Daily Mirror.

He says chocolate is an indulgence we simply do not need.

But food writer Rose Prince writes in the Daily Telegraph that the motion - voted on by the British Medical Association - was "ridiculous".

She describes her chocolate cake with ground almonds and cocoa as "so packed with nutrients it's... medicinal".

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