Emergency Budget dominates press

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The emergency Budget being announced next week dominates much of the day's newspaper coverage.

According to the Times's lead, it will target the pay and pensions of public sector workers.

It highlights a sharp rise in airport departure charges, increasing the tax bill for a family of four on a long-haul flight to £300.

It says the government stands accused of draining money from schemes aimed at the poorest children in order to fund these new schools.

This is to separate stronger northern European countries from weaker southern states.

World Cup woes

England's goalless draw with Algeria is on most of the front pages.

The papers heap much of the blame on Wayne Rooney, with the Daily Mirror describing the team's performance as a "load of Roobish".

According to the paper, experts say the box is so fragile that it must be retired to preserve it.

The club's chairman, Tim Phillips, says: "If you want to watch the football, you can go to South Africa or watch it on television".

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