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UK newspaper review: Bank chief drug sting on front page

Mail on Sunday front page 17/11/13
Image caption On a morning when every paper has a different lead story, the Mail on Sunday claims it has footage of the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank, the Rev Paul Flowers, buying and using illegal drugs. In a statement, he said he had been through a "terrible period" and had done things that were "stupid and wrong".
Sunday Times front page 17/11/13
Image caption The main story in the Sunday Times is a proposal by "Britain's leading expert on public health" to lower the age of consent to 15. Juxtaposed with that is a picture of Pope Francis who the paper says has inspired "a surge in attendances and confessions in the Roman Catholic Church".
Observer front page 17/11/13
Image caption The Observer leads on the widening gap between rich countries and poor ones over climate change. The paper says the latter - who fear they have the most to lose from the consequences of global warming - are angry at the decision by nations such as Japan and Australia to weaken their green commitments.
Daily Star Sunday front page 17/11/13
Image caption The Daily Star Sunday says contestants on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here have been dodging "hailstones the size of tennis balls" when the "worst storm in the show's history" hit their camp. The paper reports that they will be moved to safety if conditions get any worse.
Sunday Telegraph front page 17/11/13
Image caption The Sunday Telegraph says the NHS is facing a multi-million pound compensation bill after 1,100 women endured "botched" treatment for breast cancer. The big picture is of Prince Charles, clearly enjoying his trip to Sri Lanka and a rendition of the hokey cokey with some schoolchildren.
Sunday Express front page 17/11/13
Image caption Dr Cliff Mann, president of the College of Emergency Medicine, tells the Sunday Express that patients could die this winter owing to "toxic overcrowding" in accident an emergency wards. The paper also has a picture of a three-year-old girl who is among the Britons missing after the typhoon in the Philippines.

Among a very mixed bag of Sunday papers, the Mail on Sunday's front page is striking.