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Speculation over Jackson's death


The death of Michael Jackson dominates the front pages, and several of the papers include pull-outs and special supplements on his life.

The Independent's headline - "Jackson: the plot thickens" - sums up the tone of the coverage.

The Guardian says the police are focusing on a doctor who was with the singer before he died.

The Times says police are investigating claims he had a pain killing injection minutes before his death.

Drugs cocktail

Speculation over Michael Jackson's health before he died and the cause of his death runs throughout the papers.

The Daily Mirror believes he was killed by a heavy dose of morphine. TheSun lists eight drugs which made up what it calls his deadly, daily drugs cocktail.

The Daily Express reports he stepped up his dosage of painkillers ahead of the 50 concerts in London this summer.

The Mirror says he took a mixture of vitamin jabs and pills to regulate his ailments and fragile mental state.

Cynical stunt

The Daily Telegraph looks forward to Armed Forces Day.

The paper campaigned for the idea and senses a new willingness to show thanks for the soldiers, sailors and airmen willing to sacrifice their lives.

But Max Hastings in the Mail condemns what he calls a cynical stunt by a government that has sent troops into two deeply unpopular wars.

He says an Armed Forces Day is a sick joke when the soldiers are starved of money, equipment and medical care.

Glutinous mud

Two years' ago the Daily Telegraph's theatre critic, Charles Spencer, declared he would never, ever visit the Glastonbury festival.

So now his bosses have thought it would be a bit of fun to send him along to review the event.

He did not enjoy the experience, saying he had a terrible time.

The feeling of relief as I left, with the grass beginning its inevitable transition into glutinous mud was, he says, nothing short of ecstatic.

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