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Newspaper review: Special relationship in focus

TheDaily Expressreproduces a joint article by David Cameron and Barack Obama in the Washington Post - about the UK-US special relationship.

With the welcome Mr Cameron will get on his three-day visit, it is being taken as a sign the"special relationship" is restored, says the Daily Telegraph.

That is not the view of theIndependent, which says the summit will "ripple with hidden tensions".

It cites causes including Europe, defence budgets, Afghanistan and the Falklands.

'Cut and run'

TheGuardian says the prime minister's US visit is as much about "show"as substance.

With Mr Cameron and President Obama due to discuss the troop withdrawal timetable from Afghanistan, theTimesurges them not to "cut and run".

TheDaily Star agrees that UK forces must be allowed to finish the job"safely and professionally".

TheSun wants to see "our heroes" return home- but not if that means allowing al-Qaeda to regain a foothold.

Forest fires

The ban on watering the garden and washing cars -backed by £1,000 fines - is the lead for the Express.

It says the hosepipe ban for parts of Britain is aimed at averting what could be its worst drought for 124 years.

TheDaily Telegraph warns forest fires could ragethroughout the country unless it rains soon.

Meanwhile, theGuardian says a lack of waterat Norfolk's Titchwell Marsh RSPB reserve threatens habitat of bitterns, water voles and marsh harriers.

Road to Hell

Finally, theDaily Mirror reports on Britain's newest tourist attraction - an M25 coach trip.

Among the sites along the way are Britain's longest motorway slip road and the highest point on the M25 - Reigate Hill.

There is also a section which inspired Chris Rea to write The Road to Hell after getting stuck in a traffic jam.

As theSun puts it: Our man joins the M25 tour... "he did it so you don't have to".

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