Newspaper review: Eurozone crisis options considered

A look at the first editions of the UK papers

The heat is rising and Europe's leaders are wilting in the sun, according to a Daily Telegraph cartoon inspired by the eurozone crisis.

The exception is David Cameron, pictured sheltering under a parasol.

But the idea of a financial transaction tax troubles the Sun, which asks: "Why should hard-working Brits pay a penny more to save the euro?"

The Daily Telegraph says the tax would be disastrous, and turn Europe into an "economic backwater".

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Likely further integration in the EU to tackle the financial crisis divides the papers.

The Daily Mail wants a "serious rethink of relations between EU states to offer some hope of long-term stability".

It sees a chance "to reclaim many of the powers that successive governments have surrendered to Brussels".

Whereas the Independent considers that - despite the "rhetoric of catastrophe" - "the solution to the crisis is more Europe, rather than less".

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A woman lazes in a punt on the river; children make sandcastles on the beach; a seaside pier is packed with visitors.

These surprising images come after, in the Daily Express's words, "our lost summer returned in a blaze of glory".

Supermarkets hope people make barbecues while the sun shines, with the Guardian reporting doubled stocks of burger baps, barbecue sauce and rose wine.

"Make the most of it," advises the Telegraph, before the sun disappears for about six months.

That's entertainment

"The ugly face of football," is the Daily Mirror's verdict on Carlos Tevez, after the Manchester City footballer allegedly refused to play this week.

"This must be a defining moment in the battle between mutinous superstars and the clubs who pay their obscene wages," suggests the Sun.

But the Independent reckons Tevez's behaviour is in keeping with a modern footballer's role "to entertain".

"How they do this" - the Wags, the hair transplants, etc - "matters little."

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