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Lynn Gilderdale 'mercy killing' verdict leads papers


The acquittal of the Sussex nurse Kay Gilderdale - who was accused of murdering her severely ill daughter Lynn - is the lead in several papers.

A judge's criticism of prosecutors for pursuing the case is the Times' focus .

It also carries Lynn's diary entry , in which she says she has "had enough of being so sick and in so much pain".

The Daily Mail says the case was in "stark contrast" to that of Frances Inglis, jailed for fatally giving her son heroin - as Lynn wanted to die.

High emotions

The Sun says the Tories have pledged to publish the full report on the case of two brothers who tortured two other boys at Edlington, South Yorkshire.

Ministers refuse to release it, but the newspaper says that they are deluded.

Another incendiary issue makes the front page of the Financial Times : namely the bonuses paid out to bankers.

In an interview, the chairman of HSBC, Stephen Green, hits out at the inflated level of bonuses, predicting that future pay-outs will be lower.

Big blunders

The Daily Express warns thousands of workers could pay £100 pounds a month too much tax next year because of a Revenue and Customs computer glitch.

"A huge number" of incorrect codes have been sent out, the paper reports.

The Independent tells of another very costly blunder by an art student invited to attend a class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

She lost her balance as she approached a £80m Picasso painting - then toppled into it, gouging out a six-inch tear.

Star struck

According to the Sun , Robbie Williams will be "sensationally reunited" with his old band Take That on a charity single in aid of Haiti disaster relief.

The paper notes that he last recorded with his erstwhile bandmates in 1995.

Not to be outdone, rival red-top the Daily Mirror has a showbusiness-meets-charity story all of its own.

It splashes on Simon Cowell praising the efforts of seven-year-old Charlie Simpson, whose charity cycle ride for Haiti raised £160,000 in two days.

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