Newspaper review: High stakes over EU budget

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David Cameron's first EU summit as PM and debate around its 2011 budget level are covered in most of the newspapers.

And the Independent says even if he manages to limit a budget rise, he will be open to accusations of "falsely raising expectations" of success.

Entente cordiale

The paper says that could mean the UK's next generation of fast jets flying off the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.

Both papers agree that it will see the two countries embark on an unprecedented level of co-operation.

Power failure

Planning approvals are at an all-time low, the newspaper says.

Murder mystery

Several papers continue to cover the fate of the "Emperor of Exmoor" stag. The Daily Express tells us nobody has produced any evidence of a kill.

The Daily Mirror says locals in north Devon claim to have seen the animal alive, quoting farmers saying the death is a "myth" invented to deter hunters.

Finally, the Daily Star tells us Wayne Rooney and wife Coleen have sealed their love in sun-drenched Dubai.

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