Stephen Sutton tributes, migration figures, Grace of Monaco panned and UK heatwave

An image of Stephen Sutton, smiling and giving a thumbs-up from a hospital bed, that became symbolic of his fundraising campaign is used by papers marking his death.

The Daily Mirror uses it to fill its front page, noting that the 19-year-old raised more than £3m for the Teenage Cancer Trust as it calls him "a credit to humanity". That sentiment is echoed in many papers, with the Daily Telegraph describing his "zest for life that inspired a nation to give" and the Daily Mail calling him "a true inspiration".

The Sun's Christina Earle captures some of that in an interview conducted shortly before Mr Sutton's death. "I smile because I have a lot to smile about," he told her. "I don't think about my future and feel sorry for myself. I feel the opposite. My cancer has given me the opportunity to do something truly remarkable - and educate people about the disease."

Like most papers, the Guardian produces images of Mr Sutton performing some of his fundraising "bucket list" activities. It pictures him with celebrities who supported his campaign and captures their reaction to his death.

As the Times puts it, his social media campaign "lifted Twitter and Facebook beyond the trivial... His greatest achievement was to mobilise a generation that is too often dismissed as jaded and self-interested. It is customary to talk of cancer victims losing their fight with the disease... Stephen Sutton may have lost his life but in several important respects he is still winning."

The headline to the Daily Express's editorial says simply: "What a fine young man."

Alien nation?

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Immigration figures showing a reduction in the number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK since visa restrictions were lifted on 1 January make the front page of the Independent. The paper gives space to Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg to take a swipe at UKIP, which had warned of a "flood" of migrants, by saying: "When it comes to the immigration debate, we need to stick to the facts."

In the Daily Mirror, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper writes that the figures "were way off high January predictions and show why we need sensible debate". Prime Minister David Cameron has called the reduction "notable".

However, UKIP leader Nigel Farage argues that overall migration figures have shown "another huge increase" in workers from the EU. And Daily Express columnist Leo McKinstry warns readers: "Don't be fooled by a tiny drop in EU migration figures... The reality is that immigration remains out of control, our borders are as porous as ever. The total of 140,000 Bulgarians and Romanians living here represents an increase of almost 30,000 on the same period in 2013."

The Sun points out the figures "do not include dependants and immigrants out of work" and notes that the total available in UK benefits can be up to 10 times more than in Bulgaria or Romania. The Guardian catches up with one Romanian woman, aged 49, who left her teenage daughter and husband at home to find work in London, where she has become a driving instructor. "I came here to work," she says, adding that Britons are "really very polite and helpful".

Telegraph cartoonist Adams reversions a UKIP campaign poster about workers being hit by cheap foreign labour, replacing an out-of-work builder with Mr Farage - sitting on the floor behind an empty pint glass - alongside the words: "British workers are hit hard by unlimited cheap rhetoric."

However, the Daily Mail says the government is unlikely to meet its target of reducing net migration below 100,000 and says: "If David Cameron is not to present an electoral gift to UKIP, he must stop talking about regaining control of Britain's borders from Brussels and explain how he plans to deliver."

Peter Brookes, in the Times, captures the same sentiment with his illustration of Mr Farage as a pint-clutching alien, bursting from the prime minister's midriff. Also inspired by HR Giger - designer of the creature in the Alien film series who died this week - the Independent's Dave Brown pictures Mr Farage in the same form. "Aaaargh aliens," he shouts at a group of Romanians arriving at the UK border.

'Curling up in embarrassment'

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A striking image of Nicole Kidman is used large across the Guardian's front page but the actress might do well to avoid peering inside to read the review of her latest film, Grace of Monaco, which follows the life story of actress Grace Kelly who married into the principality's royalty.

"It is a film so awe-inspiringly wooden that it is basically a fire risk," says the paper's Peter Bradshaw of the "self-pitying royal saga" he describes as "like a 104-minute Chanel ad only without the depth".

Likewise, the Telegraph's Robbie Collin finds "style but no substance" in matching Bradshaw's rating of one star from five. By the end of the first scene the audience of international critics, he says, "had started curling up like startled armadillos into tight little balls of embarrassment".

They weren't the only ones, according to a report from the Times's Jack Malvern under the headline: "Calamity Kidman squirms in Cannes." Her discomfort, it seems, was caused by attacks on the film's script by the children of Princess Grace.

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In running readers through the controversy surrounding the film, the Daily Express's Dominic Midgley describes the woman who was "the real amazing Grace".

There is some support for the lead actress from the Sun's Dan Wootton but he still doesn't like the film. "Kidman is sublime as Grace Kelly, effortlessly capturing the spirit of a Hollywood beauty who became a princess," he says, before adding: "She's let down by a stinker of a movie, without doubt the biggest turkey at Cannes this year."

However, the Independent's Geoffrey MacNab argues: "It is easy to mock films about beautiful and unhappy princesses living pampered Eurotrash lives... For all the crudity of its plotting, this is a subtle and stylised character study... a film of considerable formal sophistication."

Other papers are as interested in Kidman's appearance, with the Mail speculating that she had "gone back to her Botox days" and noting that "onlookers were fascinated by Miss Kidman's unusually taut complexion". The Mirror wonders: "Forgotten your lines Nicole?"

Shine on?

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"Summer is about to arrive in a blaze of glory," declares the Daily Express, which reports that "virtually the entire country will bask in sunshine" as hot air sweeps in from the continent and pushes temperatures up to 81F (27C) by the middle of next week.

The Daily Star isn't quite so optimistic, limiting its forecast to the coming weekend and highs of 77F (25C). However, it does say the UK will be "hotter than Greece", under the headline: "Corfu what a scorcher!"

And while the Daily Mail cries "suncream at the ready!" it reckons 75F (24C) will be as good as it gets. Nevertheless, that'll be "way above the average of 16C (61F) for this month", it says.

Those tempted to hit the beach might take note of a report in the Times, which quotes academics saying the "timeless seaside pastime" of rockpooling "lacks intellectual rigour". Scientists in Glasgow believe parents should instead be encouraging children to study the formation and geology of the pool, searching for "more interesting" species than crabs and fish, such as "boring worms, tube worms, marine lice [and] piddocks".

Still, while the Sun reckons the "hottest four days of 2014" are on the way, it warns: "Rain will return to the North and West by Monday."

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