Newspaper headlines: Web firms 'must pay to police internet' and PM on tax

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The Times and the Daily Telegraph both lead on the call by MPs for social media firms to be fined if they don't quickly remove illegal content such as child abuse images and jihadist propaganda.

And it's a recommendation that's widely welcomed.

The Daily Mail comments that "the internet giants show little sign of wiping this filth off their systems voluntarily, so surely it's time for the law to intervene".

That view is echoed by the Sun, which says we know that the likes of Facebook and Google have the cash to cleanse their networks of hate material, so why don't they?

The answer, the paper says, is that they can't be bothered.


Twenty years to the day after he was swept to power in Labour's general election victory, Tony Blair tells the Daily Mirror: "I'm back".

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Announcing what the paper calls his "extraordinary return to the political stage", the former prime minister vows to "get his hands dirty" - declaring, as the Mirror puts it, that he'll "help to smash the Tories' stranglehold on power and control of Brexit negotiations".


David Cameron is pictured in many of the papers proudly showing off his "luxury hut" in the garden of his home in the Cotswolds, which he plans to use as a place to write his memoirs.

The Guardian reports that the former prime minister forked out £25,000 on the hand-built structure, which comes complete with sheep's wool insulation and a wood-burning stove.

According to The Times' sketch-writer, Patrick Kidd, it says something for the "banal, risk-averse" election campaign Downing Street is anxious to run, that the most interesting news from the Conservatives is that David Cameron has a new shed.

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The Sun declares that Britain has a new hero and his name is Anthony Joshua, after his stunning heavyweight victory over the Ukrainian boxer, Wladimir Klitschko, at Wembley.

It was, says the Telegraph, the night a British superstar was born.

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The Guardian says there will be those who will argue - with some justification - that the gory sight of two people trying to knock each other into oblivion is primitive and queasy.

Yet Joshua knows better than most that boxing seems to have a unique power, particularly among working class kids, the paper says, to improve health and turn lives around.

The Mail urges its readers to rejoice, describing Joshua as a "sporting giant who is actually a decent human being, too".


The Daily Express is fuming over a fresh foreign aid row which it says involves Britain paying £15m for anti-smoking classes in some of the world's most corrupt countries.

It condemns the payment as a "ludicrous waste" at a time when the NHS needs every penny it can get.


Finally, The Times claims to have solved a mystery surrounding one of Britain's most famous trophies of war - Napoleon's white stallion, Marengo.

Its skeleton was recently put on display at the National Army Museum in London.

The paper says eagle-eyed visitors to the exhibition will have noticed that the horse is missing its original front hooves, which were converted into snuff mills after the animal's death in 1831.

One ended up at the officers' mess of the Brigade of Guards at St James's Palace; the other was missing presumed lost but, has now been found in a plastic bag at the back of a kitchen drawer in a farmhouse in Somerset.

"Napoleon's steed finds his feet at last," is The Times' headline.