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Newspaper review: Papers preview Tory conference

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The Conservatives are a big talking point as party members gather in Manchester for their conference.

The Independent says they can look forward to having their bins emptied every week again and driving legally on the motorways at 80 mph.

This is thanks to "goodies thrown to them" by Transport Secretary Phil Hammond and the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Both measures will be popular, the Independent adds.

Economic recovery

In the Daily Telegraph's view Labour's "lurch to the left" this week is a heaven-sent opportunity for the Tories.

It says they can present themselves as the sober, statesman-like rock on which economic recovery can be built.

Patrick O'Flynn in the Daily Express says the prime minister can rely on his abilities as a showman and communicator to propel him through the Conservative party conference on a high.

This is despite the many daunting problems facing David Cameron, he adds.

Safer place

The killing of one of al-Qaeda's most influential figures, Anwar al-Awlaki, in an American drone attack in Yemen is widely commented upon.

The Guardian says a significant link in the evolving and complex networks that comprise modern Islamist militancy has been removed.

The Sun describes him as a terrorist for the digital age, poisoning minds through the internet and email.

For the Daily Mirror, the world is a little bit safer after his death.

Weather joy

It is the first day of October - and the papers are looking forward to what the Times calls a "scorching" weekend in England and Wales.

The Daily Star advises readers to "get the beers in for a sizzling weekend of rugby, barbies, beaches and sunshine".

Enjoy this patchy summer's splendid last hurrah, the Independent urges.

It is, the Daily Mail declares, an Indian summer like no other. Or as the Daily Express puts it, a once in a generation autumn heatwave.

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