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Missing plane dominates papers


The disappearance of an Air France plane above the Atlantic is featured on many of the newspaper front pages.

It is the lead for the Daily Mirror and the Daily Express, with other papers showing pictures of distraught relatives arriving at the airport in Paris.

The Daily Telegraph continues with day 26 of its revelations about MPs' expenses claims.

It says Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon claimed expenses for two different second homes at the same time.

'Political time-bomb'

The Telegraph also reports on speculation about the future of Alistair Darling after he admitted making a mistake over his allowance.

It says his position is "the most untenable" of the cabinet ministers whose expenses claims have been questioned by the paper.

As chancellor, it says, he must be above suspicion.

There is general agreement that his career is - as the Daily Express and the Sun put it - hanging by a thread.

The Guardian says the chancellor appeared resigned to his fate when he gave his own series of interviews.

The Independent believes the guardian of the nation's finances being obliged to hand back money is a "savage blow to his credibility".

Meanwhile, the Financial Times says the chancellor's failure to notice a £700 claim has set a time-bomb ticking under his political career.

Talent show

The Daily Mail says a backlash has now begun against Britain's Got Talent.

The Mail says TV watchdogs are set to investigate the treatment of Susan Boyle after a flood of complaints.

The health of the talent show singer, who is being treated for exhaustion, makes the lead for the Sun and the Daily Star.

Danny La Rue, who died yesterday, is remembered affectionately with the Telegraph describing him as the nation's favourite pantomime dame.

Nicholas Parsons, writing in the Times, says Danny La Rue turned the role of pantomime upside down.

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