Bloody Sunday report fills papers


After 38 years struggling for justice, says the Guardian, the campaigners for those killed on Bloody Sunday are now able to celebrate their exoneration.

Simon Winchester, the paper's reporter who covered the killings in Londonderry at the time, describes both the whoops of joy and the many tears from relatives.

There was a sense, according to the Independent, that a long-standing injustice had been put right.

A major step had been taken on a long road towards reconciliation, it said.


The Times believes David Cameron tried to draw a line under Bloody Sunday by apologising for the deaths.

But the paper says that the report was so damning, it has left some relatives clamouring for justice.

The Daily Mail argues the Saville Inquiry left an indelible stain on the reputation of the British army.

But the paper then points to the bravery of two soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan as a potent reminder of the true face of "our forces".

BNP Palace invite

The Daily Express looks at the costs of the 12-year inquiry which, it says, has left lawyers £100m richer. The paper says two earned over £4m each.

And the Daily Telegraph says two firms of solicitors picked up more than £25m between them.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror describes anti-racists' fury that the BNP leader, Nick Griffin, is to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

The paper says Mr Griffin has been invited because he is a Euro MP.

'Tout of Africa'

Many papers focus on the football pundit who was sacked from ITV after allotted tickets to a game ended up in the hands of women advertising beer.

Lack of variety, limited social life and work pressure, lead them to dream of escaping on the first plane abroad.

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