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Newspaper review: Papers ponder Tories' positions

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Media captionA look at the first editions of the UK papers

The Financial Times says David Cameron will use this week's Tory party conference to position himself as a "modern compassionate Conservative".

The paper says he will seek to maintain his appeal to the party's centre ground without alienating its right wing.

A poll of Conservative party members for the Independent suggests that more than 60% believe the Lib Dems have too much influence over the coalition.

Iain Duncan Smith had the highest approval rating in the cabinet.

Economy woes

The Guardian says concern about the fragility of the economy will be highlighted this week when Tesco is expected to release its worst trading figures for 20 years.

The paper says Sainsbury's is also likely to report sluggish sales.

The Bank of England is thought to be gearing up for another round of quantitative easing, which involves pumping new money into the economy.

The Daily Mail reports that the move could begin as early as this week .

Earnings questions

The Daily Telegraph reports concerns by the Low Pay Commission that the minimum wage may be pricing young people out of their first job.

The paper says it follows calls from business leaders for the minimum wage to be frozen or even cut.

This would be with the aim of helping to tackle youth unemployment.

Meanwhile, the Independent reports that for the first time women aged 22 to 29 are earning more on average than men of the same age.

Snow warning

The Times pictures a woman lying on an improvised sun-bed of fallen leaves on Clapham Common in south London.

The image inspires the paper's headline writer to give a nod to Shakespeare and declare: "Yet another day in the autumn of our content."

In some places the mercury was pushing 30C. But it cannot last.

The Daily Mail delivers a front page warning that temperatures could plummet by 18 degrees this week, while the Sun's headline reads "Snow by Friday" .

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