Budget cuts threaten council 'homes for life'

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The charity, Shelter, tells the Times the government must ensure it can justify taking away the only safety and security the poorest in society have.

"The threat of eviction," it says, "will do nothing to encourage people to get a job or promotion."

'Soaring grocery costs'

The trend has been reversed, the paper says, by the introduction of European rules last August, limiting doctors to a 48-hour working week.

The cost of wheat has apparently seen its highest monthly increase for 37 years. The paper says the cause is the worst drought in Russia for 130 years.

Exchange of fire

A soldier pruning a tree can be seen on the front of the Independent and in one or two other papers.

The soldier had been lifted on a hydraulic platform across a fence on the border between Israel and Lebanon, and it resulted in an exchange of fire which left several people dead.

The Daily Mail is among several papers that tell the sad story of a 16-year-old boy who shot himself while talking to a policeman on the phone.

Swarming summer wasps

The Sun dubs Prime Minister David Cameron "David Grey" after spotting that "the premier's dark brown locks are rapidly losing their colour".

"Was it the shock of discovering the scale of Labour's debts, or the strain of having to agree with Nick?" it asks.

Finally, if you keep being pestered by wasps, you are not alone.

According to the Daily Express, calls to pest control firms soared by 230% last month. And things are expected to get worse, because of the warm weather.

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