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Newspaper review: Papers analyse NoW hacking report

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After the Commons media committee's report on phone hacking at the News of the World, the papers consider the possible fall-out for Rupert Murdoch and his media empire.

"Murdoch: the Damning Verdict" is the headline in the Independent , which says his grip on the global media business he founded is "under direct threat".

Is it the "beginning of the end" for the tycoon? asks the Guardian , which has covered the scandal extensively. The paper quotes analysts who believe the MPs' findings could hasten the sale of News Corporations' UK interests.

Meanwhile the Murdoch-owned Times highlights the MPs' divisions along party lines on whether he is "fit to run his empire".

It acknowledges News International has much to answer for, but accuses the committee of abusing power.

The Financial Times also criticises the MPs' report which it says has been blunted by partisan spin. The Daily Mail , meanwhile, concludes that it is a report which demeans Parliament.

Chance to shine

The appointment of Roy Hodgson as the new England football manager has piqued the interest of the football writers.

With his love of literature and opera, and ability to speak several languages, the Daily Mirror says England has appointed its cleverest ever manager.

The Daily Telegraph says Hodgson is looking to "broker peace talks" between John Terry and Rio Ferdinand ahead of Euro 2012.

The Sun , meanwhile, wishes him good luck, and the Daily Star urges the nation to stop moaning and back the new boss.

Seeds of misery

Despite April being the wettest for 100 years, the Mail leads on a warning by Environment Secretary Caroline Spellman that families may have to rely on standpipes for their water supply.

The Express takes the water firms to task for selling off their water storage facilities to developers.

Finally, April's downpours could have sown the seeds of misery for millions of people according to The Telegraph . Hay fever sufferers, it says, can expect record pollen levels as grass which has grown quickly in the rain dries out.

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