UK newspaper review: PM's debt plea makes front pages

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Media captionA look at the first editions of Wednesday's papers

Several front pages run previews of the prime minister's closing speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

The Daily Telegraph and Guardian say David Cameron will be urging households to pay off credit and store card bills "for the sake of the British economy".

They highlight this line: "The only way out of a debt crisis is to deal with your debts."

The same quotes also appear in the Daily Mail, which says he will tell banks they too must get their books in order..

The Times says Mr Cameron will "sink his claws into the Human Rights Act".

It believes he will throw his weight behind Home Secretary Theresa May and call for the act to be replaced.


The paper calls her row with Justice Secretary Ken Clarke over whether a pet cat stopped one illegal immigrant's deportation "extraordinary".

The Mail and Sun both describe the incident as a "cat fight", while "fur flies between Clarke and May" is The Independent's offering.

The acquittal of Amanda Knox continues to make headlines.

The lead in the Daily Mirror notes "an astonishing tale of differing fortunes" between Knox and relatives of Meredith Kercher who she was cleared of killing.

The Daily Star reckons Knox could "earn a £20m fortune by cashing in on her jail hell", having kept a diary during her time in jail.

Caught on camera

US TV networks are offering six-figure sums for her "blockbuster first interview", the Independent reports. .

Hampshire Police had a brainwave when truckers told them they were constantly seeing other drivers on phones from the high vantage points of their cabs.

They hired a lorry and took to the roads with a video camera.

As a result, according to the Mail and the Telegraph, 84 vehicles were stopped and 65 people prosecuted.

They even caught one driver drinking coffee, using a laptop computer and writing down answers to a radio quiz all at the same time.

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