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Paper Monitor

11:22 UK time, Thursday, 19 April 2007

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Ah, the sun has been shining for several days on the trot and this has quite put the smile back on Paper Monitor's face. And so it seems fitting to seek out wee nuggets of joy in the papers...

Whole stories in headlines and cute animal pictures,
Dave Cameron posing and (er) girls downing pitchers,
More on the love life of future kings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Hmm, best stop now. Paper Monitor's lyrical capabilities have been stretched well past their limit. But at least the papers feature examples of all of the above (apart from lassies on the lash, but Paper Monitor was struggling to find something that rhymed with pictures).

THE TYCOON, HIS FERRARI-DRIVING SEX-MAD LOVER AND A FIGHT WITH THE FARMER THAT ENDED IN COURT - the Daily Express. Ding-DONG!

Animal pics are in somewhat short supply other than a rare leopard licking its chops in the Guardian (the Daily Mail wasn't in Paper Monitor's bundle today).

But Dave Cameron has obliged by posing for a staged-looking photo op by sweeping up discarded tyres. And trust the Times to add to the fun. Several pages before it runs the full picture, the mighty People column has a close-up of his ethical trainers and asks "which budding style icon could it be?" Paper Monitor thought this a trick question - Gordon Brown, perhaps - but no. At least he's got a bit of mud on them this time.

And back to the Express again for the continuing saga of the Wills and Kate break-up.

"WILLIAM AND KATE: DON'T RULE OUT A ROYAL REUNION... AS THE PRINCE GOES TO THE CINEMA ALONE". And what did he see? Blades of Glory, the US comedy about skating rivals. Cod psychologists will surely have a field day with this choice by a man licking the wounds of lost love.

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