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Newspaper review: Cameron's riot pledges prominent

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The prime minister's speech on his government's response to last week's riots is prominent in many newspapers.

David Cameron is pictured on the front of the Guardian and the Independent speaking in front of a graffiti mural.

The Guardian characterises Mr Cameron's solution to Broken Britain as "tough love and tougher policing".

The Times sees it as "the big crackdown" , concentrating on the naming and shaming of child rioters and the removal of their families' benefits.

Broken record

But many papers are sceptical about David Cameron's plans.

The Sun says he is beginning to sound like a broken record on Broken Britain, pointing out that his first pledge to do something about it was in 2007.

The Daily Mirror says there was little of substance behind Mr Cameron's soundbites on helping families.

It says his pledges would have carried more weight if he had not spent been axing children's centres and funding for family intervention projects.

Unexpected backgrounds

There are many stories of individuals from unexpected backgrounds who have been charged over the riots.

The Daily Telegraph says an Oxford University law graduate and an 18-year-old who had applied to join the RAF were among those accused.

The Daily Mirror says two sons of a respected evangelist minister have been charged with burglary in Croydon.

The Sun says the stepson of the M25 road rage murderer Kenneth Noye has been remanded in custody on suspicion of looting.

Couch killer?

The Daily Mail asks whether our televisions could be killing us .

It follows research in Australia which suggests that every hour spent watching TV, DVDs, and videos could reduce life expectancy by up to 22 minutes.

The headline on the story in the Times suggests that watching too much television is as harmful as smoking .

The Independent includes figures suggesting the average Briton now spends 243 minutes a day in front of TV - up 51 seconds on 2010.

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