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Newspaper review: Papers focus on NoW hacking claims

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The News of the World phone-hacking story features on all but one of the front pages of the newspapers.

Five papers carry a front-page photo of the murdered Soham girls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, whose families have been warned they may be victims of hacking.

The Guardian says police investigating phone-hacking are now examining every high-profile case involving the murder or abduction of children since 2001.

It says the Madeleine McCann case is expected to be reviewed early on.

'Shameful saga'

The Times argues in its editorial that journalists are now facing their version of the MPs' expenses scandal.

It says it is abandoning its view it should not comment because the claims, if true, are "beyond reprehensible".

The Daily Mail says it is a "squalid and shameful saga" that "besmirches the whole British newspaper industry".

The Daily Telegraph's cartoon is a wife advising her man: "Don't tell people you work for a newspaper. Pretend you're a member of the Gaddafi family".

Brooks' position

The Financial Times accuses Rupert Murdoch's News Corp of dragging its feet for nearly five years, and urges the company to appoint an independent figure to investigate the allegations.

The paper also describes Rebekah Brooks' position as chief executive of News International as untenable.

The News of the World's sister paper, the Sun, puts its report on page six.

It focuses on Mrs Brooks' statement she is sickened by the allegations and knew nothing about them at the time.

Fertility lottery

In other news, the Times' main story concerns criticism that too many judges are "white Oxbridge males".

The Sun leads with news that a lottery will launch in Britain at the end of the month, offering a first prize of £25,000 of fertility treatment.

The main news for the Daily Express is a study suggesting salt is - in the words of its headline - "safe to eat".

The paper reports eating less salt has no long-term health benefits, but concedes it does reduce blood pressure.

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