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Clare Spencer | 16:23 UK time, Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A look at the stories ranking highly on various news sites.

Proving popular with Times' readers is a report on the backlash against My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Headlined My Big Fat Gypsy Shredding, the article questions the stereotype of gypsies and travellers portrayed in the show. The paper uses the example of Damian Le Bas. He went to boarding school, read theology at Oxford and lives in Stockwell, south London. He also happens to be a Romany Gypsy.

The body of a young mother has been found in a suitcase in the village where The Last of the Summer Wine is filmed. That's according to a report on the Daily Mail's most read list. Music teacher Marie Stewart is believed to have been dead for weeks and neighbours had recently noticed a foul smell coming from the house. A post-mortem examination revealed she had died after a series of heavy blows and multiple stab wounds. Ms Stewart was renting a modern townhouse with her partner in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

The Guardian's most read story says the person who originally claimed there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has admitted he invented the story. The paper says Colin Powell's urgency in attacking Iraq relied heavily on information Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi told the German secret service. The Guardian now says Mr Janabi admits he lied about Iraq having secret biological weapons, then "watched in shock as it was used to justify the war".

Sun readers prefer to catch up on flirting between singers Cheryl Cole and Rihanna. The paper reports Ms Cole said Rihanna was her "girl crush" at the Brit Awards. This follows Rihanna saying the same thing last October.

Slate's most popular story reports an update in the tale of the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The magazine explains Stieg Larsson has become famous for writing three mystery novels in two years then and dying "from too much coffee and fast food" before the books became international best sellers. The magazine focuses on his partner who has been shut out of his legacy when his father and brother claim his estate. Now Eva Gabrielsson is now seeking revenge.

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