Newspaper headlines: Aretha Franklin dies and 'Cipriani case causes outrage'

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Image caption Aretha Franklin sang at the inauguration of President Obama in 2009

The death of Aretha Franklin dominates the newspapers, as they reflect on the impact she had around the world.

The Daily Mirror says she produced a soundtrack for so many lives and united a racially divided America through her music. For the Sun she was a mainstay of black America performing at Martin Luther King's funeral in 1968 and President Obama's inauguration in 2009.

The i describes her music as a celebration of our shared humanity. It says her ability to convey emotion was extraordinary. Somehow, she made people feel what she was singing. The greatest of them all, the Guardian declares. The Daily Telegraph says she was without question the most superlative singer in popular music over the past 60 years - despite what it calls the "baroque tribulations" of her life. For the Daily Express she had a voice and presence beyond compare and that, according to the paper's columnist David Robson, is a judgement not open to debate.

The Spectator website says that, unlike every other pop star of the 1960s and 1970s, she would have been among the finest of the previous generations, too. It concludes its tribute by declaring: "The Queen is dead and we shall never hear her like again."

The Daily Mail leads on the call by MPs to relax rules surrounding e-cigarettes. It describes the suggestion by the Commons Science and Technology Committee as "hugely controversial". The paper says leading scientists have accused the MPs of largely taking evidence from researchers who have published studies positive to e-cigarettes and of ignoring evidence pointing out health risks.

According to the lead in the Daily Express, councils are ignoring a plea to honour the dead of World War One. It says the former head of the army, Lord Dannatt, has revealed that only 160 out of 433 councils are backing a project marking the centenary of the end of the war. The remainder have either refused or not bothered to reply to his letter urging them to get behind plans to install 6ft aluminium silhouettes of soldiers across the UK. The Local Government Association - which represents councils - tells the paper that town halls are commemorating the centenary in different ways, including offering grants to community groups and co-ordinating parades.

The Daily Telegraph highlights research showing that the average GP now works less than three-and-a-half days a week and just one in 20 trainee doctors intends to do the job full-time. It quotes patients' groups as saying the rise of the part-time GP is "terrifying" given the national shortage fuelling ever longer waits for an appointment. The study was carried out by the King's Fund, a think-tank specialising in health care policy.

Finally, a number of papers report that a gold ring that was lost in its owner's garden has been dug up 12 years later - on the tip of a home-grown carrot. Lin Keitch, from Somerset, was given the ring as a 40th birthday present by her husband, Dave. She tells the Daily Express she spotted it as she was washing some carrots her husband had just dug up. She says the carrot had grown into the ring - what she describes as a chance in a million. The Sun has the headline: "Lost ring is around one carrot."

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