Newspaper review: Sporting triumphs celebrated


The country's sporting triumphs are celebrated in all of the papers, with England's cricketers and Tour de France winner Chris Froome featuring on the front pages as well as back pages.

The Telegraph says it was an outstanding day of sport - with Lee Westwood narrowly missing a glorious treble for Britain.

The Sun describes it as "Super Sunday". There was, the Star explains, the Tour de France win for Chris Froome; Ashes glory for England; but Open agony for Lee Westwood.

For the Times, there will never be a summer of sport like 2012, but, after the recent run of sporting success, 2013 is having a good try.

Lynton Crosby

Aside from the sport, The Mail leads on David Cameron's proposal to stop householders accessing online porn unless they ask to receive it. It describes the measure as a victory for the paper's campaign to block access to online porn.

According to the Guardian's main story, the lobbying firm founded by the Conservatives' chief election strategist, Lynton Crosby, advised private healthcare providers on how to exploit perceived "failings" in the NHS.

The paper says it has obtained a leaked document, which consists of slides from a presentation.

The Mirror's lead is that killers and rapists at a secure hospital are being allowed to watch what it describes as brutal "slasher" films.

An investigation by the paper has found that inmates at Ashworth - where the Moors murderer, Ian Brady, is held - are also able to see pornographic DVDs.

PC Blakelock murder

The Mail reports that police are to charge a man in the next few days with the murder of PC Keith Blakelock nearly thirty years ago. According to the paper, the suspect was allegedly part of the mob who stabbed the officer to death during the Broadwater Farm riot in 1985.

It says a review, which started in 2000, uncovered a number of leads and resulted in a major new investigation being launched in 2003. Ten years later, the Metropolitan Police is awaiting formal permission from the Crown Prosecution Service to put a suspect on trial.

The Telegraph looks at the wait for the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge's baby, amid speculation that doctors are unlikely to risk allowing her to go too far beyond the date her baby was due. The paper says it is widely thought the Duchess is now several days overdue.

The Sun says punters have lost more than £100,000 in bets on a date, with the Saturday just gone the favourite.

Electric fans

A number of papers report that there has been a run on electric fans since the heatwave began.

The Times says several of the country's biggest chains have sold out, and you will be lucky if you can find one.

In an article entitled "Britain's run out of fans", Claudia Connell writes in the Mail that she's trawled every shop and website for a fan since last Thursday, but couldn't find anything.

However, the papers warn that it is not fans we will be needing this week, but umbrellas and raincoats.

According to the Times, Britain is forecast to be hit by thunderstorms and torrential downpours - just as the school holidays get under way.

The Mail says that after more than two weeks of glorious sunshine and searing temperatures, Britain will be back in familiar territory this week ... with the rain bringing the longest heatwave in seven years to an abrupt end.

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