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Poll voices voters' spending concerns


After a fall in government tax receipts of £32bn in the past year, the Times says more voters trust the Tories than Labour on public spending.

A survey for the paper suggests four in five people believe significant cuts in public spending are inevitable after the next election, whoever wins.

The Financial Times says the Financial Services Authority is promising a crackdown on banks paying big bonuses.

Institutions risk heavy penalties for guaranteed payouts, the paper claims.

Phone line

The Guardian is among a number of papers to point to concerns about the spread of swine flu.

It says ministers are being urged to rethink their policy of keeping schools open during the pandemic.

The Daily Express points to fears about the new swine flu phone line unveiled by Health Secretary Andy Burnham.

It says the hotline will be staffed by people with no medical training and that patients' groups fear it could lead to dangerous mistaken diagnoses.

Ashes hero

Pictures of cricketer Andrew Flintoff are on nearly all the front pages.

The Daily Telegraph says he inspired England to their first win against Australia at Lord's for 75 years.

The Daily Mirror says Flintoff has rekindled the spirit of the victorious 2005 series and is an Ashes hero.

The Sun says bookmakers now make England favourites to win the Ashes and that Flintoff has become second favourite to win the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award.

Critical reports

A number a papers highlight the start of the MPs' 82-day summer holiday, and the Independent looks at the holiday choices of the party leaders.

It says Gordon Brown is thought to be planning a break in the Lake District.

David Cameron is said to be heading to both France and Greece, and Nick Clegg to Spain to stay with his in-laws.

The Daily Mail says opposition MPs claimed ministers had issued 26 statements and a slew of critical reports on the day before the recess.

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