Newspaper headlines: Labour tax plans and Ian Brady's death

"Corbyn's tax war on the middle classes" is the front page headline in the Daily Mail.

Ahead of Labour's manifesto launch, the Mail says the party is planning to impose a new 50p rate of income tax on the highest earners - and to lower the threshold for the 45p rate to include anyone earning £80,000 or more.

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It calculates that 1.5m middle class workers would have to pay an average £3,000 a year extra each.

The i calls it a "tax grab on the rich", while the Daily Telegraph says the changes would hit "middle-class professionals" such as senior teachers, police officers and doctors.

'Transforming lives'

But writing in the Daily Mirror, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says every policy choice and debate in the election boils down to the question: "Who should Britain work for, the many or the few?"

He accuses the Conservatives of being "the nasty party," committed to the rich and powerful, and says Labour's manifesto will set out plans to "transform the lives of people across Britain".

The Guardian reports Labour proposals for a new "fat cat" tax under which big businesses, banks and Premier League football clubs would have to pay a levy if they offered excessive pay packages.

The paper says the party will justify the policy by saying that inequality is damaging society.

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'Listening to voters'

There is much discussion of the Conservatives' plans to extend workers' rights.

The Times says Theresa May may succeed in attracting wavering Labour voters but she would be adding to the burdens on employers and laying herself open to the charge of putting party politics above what's right for the economy.

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The Sun says a workers' rights revolution is welcome but that Mrs May should avoid inflicting new costs on small firms.

In the view of the Daily Express, she is listening to voters and widening the Tories' appeal.

The Guardian says her promises should not be dismissed at the outset as political opportunism but that she will be judged on what she achieves.

'Burn in hell'

A "face of evil" is how the Daily Mirror describes the infamous photograph of the Moors murderer, Ian Brady, which stares out from several front pages following his death at the age of 79.

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The paper says Brady never showed any remorse for his crimes. It condemns him for ignoring repeated pleas from the mother of his last victim, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, to reveal where he had buried his body.

"Burn in hell Brady" is the paper's front page headline.

The Sun calls Brady a "monster" and has spoken to the brother of one of the other children killed by the Moors murderers.

Terry Kilbride was nine when his 12-year-old brother, John, went missing. Now, 63, he says: "I've always thought about my brother and what he'd be like today. He'd be coming to Old Trafford with me and we'd be going fishing."

Selfies at funeral

It is said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London the kingdom will fall - so the Daily Telegraph is troubled by a new policy by the raven master.

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Chris Skaife has been experimenting with a new method of clipping the birds' wings which allows them greater freedom of movement, which he says is better for their health.

One bird, Merlina, has flown as far as the nearby wharf but has apparently "bonded" with the raven master and so will return to him when he collects her.

Finally, the Times reports that the Orkney Islands, once an idyllic outpost of tranquillity, are now being overrun by an invasion of cruise ship passengers.

The islands are expected to attract 126,000 cruise passengers this year, on 141 ships, three times as many as six years ago.

On the busiest days, visitors can double the population of the town of Kirkwall and and last year tourists were accused of posing for selfies at a funeral.

Now the island authorities are considering introducing berthing permits and charges to try to ease the congestion, says the paper.