Sunday papers cover potential spending cuts

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The Sunday papers continue to discuss potential cuts to public spending by the coalition government.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, billions of pounds of extra cuts are to be unveiled this month.

The paper says Cold Weather Payments, Winter Fuel Allowance and Incapacity Benefit, or its successor, Employment and Support Allowance, face being cut

Green blues

It says more than 65,000 ex-pats pocketed the £250 Winter Fuel Allowance during the last cold snap, even though they now live in sunny climes.

The UK's defence budget, the paper suggests, may be cut by just 5% to 10%, instead of the threatened figures of 10% to 20%.

The researchers, Mintel, have apparently found that Britons are less environmentally conscious than they were five years ago.

Bomb alert

It says women may now be able to put off a family until later on in life.

The paper says the deadly device is just below the surface of the 80,000 seat arena where the Queen and other world leaders will gather in 2012.

The image, captured by a London doctor, shows what appears to be a broad grin on the face of a 17-week old foetus.

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