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Newspaper review: Fallout as RBS boss forgoes bonus

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) boss Stephen Hester's decision to forgo his bonus was too late for the first editions of the papers, but is widely covered in the later editions.

The Independent claims the chief executive feared becoming a "pariah" because of the controversy.

The growing resentment over his "obscene" bonus finally got through to him, according to the Daily Mirror.

And the Sun says his decision shocked RBS insiders who expected chairman Sir Philip Hampton to defend his colleague.

'Facebook taunts'

The Daily Mail says official figures show 350 prison inmates got access to Facebook from behind bars in the past two years - using smuggled mobile phones.

It says they have been using it to taunt victims and their families and to run their criminal empires.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the head of the Army thinks cuts are creating gaps in the service and leaving soldiers unsettled.

Gen Sir Peter Wall says pension cuts are "one of the greatest concerns".

Rape victims

The CPS warns the Guardian that jurors' preconceptions about the lifestyles of young women contribute to the failure to secure more rape convictions.

Its head Alison Saunders says myths and stereotypes, particularly of women who have been drinking, must be challenged.

The Independent claims Olympic chiefs over-estimated the number of hotel rooms needed for officials and media.

It says the large-scale reservation of rooms caused prices to rise and put many regular tourists off visiting.

Women miles ahead

Finally, women are better at parking than men, according to a study which the Mirror says is enough to dent the ego of every macho motorist.

Car parks operator NCP studied CCTV footage of 2,500 drivers over a month.

The Telegraph says it found women were better at finding spaces, lining up before manoeuvres, and adopting the correct method of reversing into bays.

The Times reports that the one area that let them down was time. Men took 16 seconds on average and women 21.

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