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UK newspaper review: Mixed response to Bank's action

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There is a mixed response to the Bank of England's announcement that it is pumping £75bn into the economy.

Its impact will be a triple blow to the fragile finances of families, savers and pensioners, says the Daily Mail.

The Daily Mirror describes it as a mercy mission, with Bank governor Mervyn King forced to clean up after Chancellor George Osborne.

There is a risk of quantitative easing acting like a drug, with each new dose less potent, the Daily Telegraph says.

The Financial Times wants any enthusiasm to be kept in check.

It argues that while doing something is a whole lot better than doing nothing, £75bn will boost UK output by 0.75% at most - and perhaps much less.

'Emotional outpouring'

The move is a big risk - and one which illustrates how far international economic conditions have deteriorated recently, the Times considers.

Meanwhile, the Guardian notes that some in the city were caught unawares by the scale and timing of the Bank's move.

The Times leads with a tribute to Steve Jobs and dedicates six inside pages to him, saying the Apple founder's legacy will shape technology for years.

The Independent describes an outpouring of love and admiration for Jobs that is unprecedented for a business leader.

Low-speed chase

Anyone who thought that technologists could not be moved to tears were proven wrong, notes the Guardian.

The Daily Mail is not so gushing. "The most important person on the planet?" it asks. "Pull the other one."

The Sun is among the papers to tell the tale of a 76-year-old woman who was banned from driving for a year after causing the slowest ever police chase.

Three police cars followed Caroline Turner for 17 miles at a speed of 10mph after she drove the wrong way around a roundabout in Essex.

The pensioner initially ignored the blue flashing lights.

But an officer finally got her to stop by running alongside her car and tapping on her window.

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