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Newspaper review: Jobless figures make grim reading

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The front pages will bring little cheer to young people looking for jobs or university places this autumn.

With A-level results due out later, the Times suggests most universities will offer fewer places through the clearing system than last year.

"Crisis deepens for UK's young" is the headline in the Independent .

The paper and its sister paper, I, look at the combined impact of a shortage of university places and rising unemployment among 16 to 24-year-olds.

'Outlook darkened'

The Financial Times says the economic outlook has darkened after the jobless figures and minutes from the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.

The Guardian reports that "riot hotspots" are among the areas hardest hit by rising unemployment.

The Daily Express describes youth unemployment as a national emergency with many jobless young people let down by "sub-standard schooling".

The Daily Mirror accuses the chancellor of complacency over the economy.

'Law-abiding majority'

Court sentences following last week's riots continue to divide opinion.

The Express says rioters must be severely punished because they deserve to be - and to deter future disorder.

The Daily Telegraph says the courts are responding in "the way the law-abiding majority" would expect but that tough justice could divide the coalition.

The Independent says an apparent change in bailing and sentencing practice, and the speed with which cases are being processed, should sound alarm bells .

Shark attack

The Sun and the Mirror lead on the death of Briton Ian Redmond, who was killed by a shark in the Seychelles.

Several papers publish the last picture of Mr Redmond with his wife Gemma.

The Daily Mail says the photo shows the couple lovestruck on their honeymoon. The Telegraph says their happiness was to be shattered soon after the shot .

The Mirror asks why they were allowed to swim after an earlier attack on a tourist. The Sun says tourism officials put profits before Mr Redmond's life .

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