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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 07:22 GMT 08:22 UK
What the papers say
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Journalist Tony Macauley takes a look at what is making the headlines in Wednesday's morning papers.

Daily Ireland leads with an interview with Dominic McGlinchey Junior explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of a political forum in County Antrim which he says "was not just for dissident republicans".

It quotes Mr McGlinchey saying the Toome event was "hijacked by people who had no input whatsoever into organising it".

The paper says "he also dismissed media reports claiming the well publicised meeting was organised to debate forming a military strategy".

Nearly 1,700 motorists across Northern Ireland were caught committing driving offences over the bank holiday weekend, as yet another life was tragically lost on our roads
Belfast Telegraph

The Irish News front page headline is "Teachers and Bishops to Clash".

The paper says "teachers in Catholic schools are on a collision course with the northern bishops after saying they will refuse to hold an annual 'Catholic ethos day' on one of their annual in service training days".

It quotes teachers' union official Tony Carlin saying "it is totally unacceptable to our members that Catholic bishops should be requiring schools to give up one of their professional development days to consider the ethos of the school".

'Grim picture'

The Belfast Telegraph front page headline is: "1,700 Offenders. One More Death".

The paper reports on 'Operation Roadsafe', the police crackdown on driving offences over the bank holiday weekend.

It says "nearly 1,700 motorists across Northern Ireland were caught committing driving offences over the bank holiday weekend, as yet another life was tragically lost on our roads".

More than 20 local authorities in the Republic have been given a month to remove dangerous flaws in their safety plans for temporary road surfaces or face legal action
Irish Times

The tragedy is illustrated by a grim picture of the wreckage of the car in which a man was killed near Newtownbutler in County Fermanagh on Tuesday.

The News Letter also leads with a story of death on the roads.

The front page highlights the story of Cameron Russell, the seven-year-old boy killed at an accident black spot in Limavady last October.

The paper says the boy's mother, Jacqueline Russell, has "accused ministers of ignoring a campaign for traffic calming measures such as speed bumps on the street where her son was knocked down".

On a similar theme, the Irish Times reports that "more than 20 local authorities in the Republic have been given a month to remove dangerous flaws in their safety plans for temporary road surfaces or face legal action".

'Record immigration'

The Irish Independent front page has a picture of the new smiling Sunderland football manager with his chairman.

The paper says "a contrite Roy Keane revealed yesterday that he had apologised to Niall Quinn for describing him as a coward and a muppet".

There are contrasting reports on immigration to Britain on the front pages of the Daily Telegraph and the Independent.

The British Fertility Society recommended that free IVF should be limited to women of healthy weight because, it says, obesity reduces success rates and adds to the risks of pregnancy
The Times

The Daily Telegraph says "high levels of emigration by British nationals at a time of record immigration are having an impact on the make up of the country".

The Independent front page is a montage of quotes from major business leaders supporting an "open door policy on immigration from Bulgaria and Romania".

The headline is "Let them ALL in, says business leaders".

The Times reports that overweight women may lose their right to free IVF treatment.

The paper says The British Fertility Society recommended that "free IVF should be limited to women of healthy weight because, it says, obesity reduces success rates and adds to the risks of pregnancy".

Finally, the Independent has a feature on a new website called videojug.com.

It provides step by step videos showing you how to deal with all those everyday challenges.

Videos include: 'How to floss your teeth', 'How to remove chewing gum', 'How to fold a shirt', 'How to make Marmite on toast' and 'How to tie a tie'.




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