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The violence and unrest in Libya continues to dominate the newspapers.

Birth ordeal

The Daily Mail reports how a stranger delivered a woman's baby in a hospital waiting room in Essex as no trained staff or beds were apparently free.

Frances Randall, 21, describes giving birth on a chair at Queen's Hospital, Romford. The Sun calls it "shameful".

Under the headline "Rise of the water rates", a Daily Mirror editorial attacks the 4.5% rise in water bills.

Fuel hike

It says the Libyan crisis has pushed up the price of aviation fuel by 40%.

The Video Standards Council defends it, saying the adverts, which have images of handcuffs and partner swapping, are more extreme than the game itself.

Conker canker

"Slow not Snow" is the Daily Mirror's take on figures showing the economic downturn was worse than thought.

Finally, the Daily Express says a police station in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, was burgled a day after officers urged locals to lock doors.

A police spokesman tells the paper security is "being reviewed".

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