Newspaper review: London Olympic Games security move criticised

A look at the first editions of the UK papers

The provision of security during the Olympic and Paralympic Games provokes scathing responses in Friday's papers.

"Chaos" is how the Times puts the situation, as it questions exactly where the 3,500 troops being drafted in to strengthen protection will stay.

And the Sun is scandalised that "war heroes" being brought in will have to "rough it" by living in tents..

Home Secretary Theresa May is labelled an "Olympic chump" in the Daily Mirror for her handling of security.

Little difference

The deaths of three British climbers and six others in an avalanche on Mont Maudit is widely reported.

One of Britain's best mountaineers, Roger Payne, was killed, with the Daily Mail featuring his picture on its front page.

Leading Alpine climber Kenton Cool tells the Daily Mirror that when an avalanche happens without warning experience makes little difference.

Meanwhile, the Guardian says global warming has made the European Alps more dangerous. .

Serious contenders

The Financial Times says that 12 global banks linked to the Libor rate-fixing scandal face a possible total bill of more than £14bn.

Its estimate assumes more banks will pay penalties similar to Barclays, which was fined nearly £300m.

The Times thinks that the Libor scandal has thrown the race to be the next Bank of England governor "wide open".

With Sir Mervyn King going next year, the paper says the list of serious contenders is short.

The case of a 22-year-old man who died of dehydration at St George's hospital, in south London, is reported widely.

The Daily Mail names some of the medical staff it says let down Kane Gorny, who died after phoning 999 because he was so thirsty.

The Independent says 1,000 patients die in NHS hospitals every month because of basic errors by medical staff..

The paper says most of the patients who died were elderly but some were in their 40s and 30s.

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