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Newspaper review: Papers discuss Hunt's Leveson rejection

  • 28 April 2012
  • From the section UK

Lord Leveson's decision to reject the Culture Secretary's request to give evidence earlier than planned his inquiry is the lead for several of the day's newspapers.

Lord Leveson has also refused to rule on whether Jeremy Hunt broke the ministerial code over his handling of News Corporation's bid for BSkyB.

The Times describes it as a humiliating rebuke for Downing Street.

The Daily Mail says doubt over Mr Hunt's future could drag on for months.

Cancer study

The lead for the Times is that a major fault-line has opened up in the Cabinet over the next round of spending cuts.

According to the paper, the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith has warned the Chancellor that his department is not an "easy target".

The Independent says a new research study will challenge the way one of the commonest cancers is treated.

The world's biggest randomised trial of prostate cancer found the standard surgical treatment is ineffective.

The Mail's main story says Scotland Yard gave a glimpse of a paramilitary-style response on Friday to security threats during the Olympics.

It says armed police, snipers, bomb disposal squads, nuclear, biological and chemical warfare specialists all went to a Central London office after a man threatened to blow himself up.

The Sun reports on neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine ahead of Euro 2012.

It says they plan to abuse black England players during the tournament.

Beach wedding

The papers also cover how the current spell of rain in the south of England comes in the midst of a water shortage.

The Daily Telegraph says householders are facing the bizarre situation of being at risk of flooding while at the same time being urged to save water.

And the couple who got married on Friday in Britain's first beach wedding also had to battle the elements.

The Daily Mirror says Kate Smith and Frazer Seed were hit by wind and rain as they wed on Bournemouth's sands.

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