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Paper Monitor

11:33 UK time, Monday, 1 June 2009

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

It was a scorcher of a weekend, so let's kick off the week by logging the latest entry in Brighton Beach Mammoirs. Step forward Metro with a "Tan-tastic" sunbather bursting out of her red bikini on the East Sussex beach yesterday.

Paper Monitor was intrigued to hear that the Daily Mail has struck a deal with Hello! magazine in a bid to out-celeb both publications' close rivals - the Daily Express and OK! respectively.

But did someone forget to tell the PR people at Hello!? (How's that for an unintentional interrobang?) How else to explain the Daily Mirror's promotion of this week's Hello! covershot of Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson?

Back at the Mail, the paper seems to have pulled off the rare achievement of actually losing its temper in print?

Witness this set-up for an article on the travelling community:

"It's a bank holiday ritual - travellers swooping to build illegal camps while councils are shut. So when officials get back to work, do they lift a finger to help decent families whose lives have been ruined? What do you think..."

Whoa there!

Final stop today is a delicious piece of Daily Telegraph-ness - a page wide headline on its fashion advice column (unfortunately not replicated online): "My wife has lost the belt to her Burberry raincoat. Can you help me replace it?"

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