From today's UK papers

September 28, 2001


Young people are more strongly supportive than the elderly of prime minister Tony Blair's handling of the British response to the terrorist attacks according to the latest MORI poll. Seventy per cent of people do not have a view either way about the merits of Iain Duncan Smith as leader of the Conservative Party, according to the poll for The Times .

The Prince of Wales told the Earl of Wessex yesterday to make a public apology to St Andrews University after his film company broke an agreement with the media to protect Prince William's privacy.

Specialist schools' GCSE results were 10 per cent better than those of other comprehensives this summer, according to an unpublished analysis of their performance by the Technology Colleges Trust.

Daily Telegraph

Far more women than men are worried about the possible consequences for them and their families of continuing terrorist violence, according to Gallup's survey for The Daily Telegraph .

Scientists have inserted a boy's DNA into rabbit eggs and grown hybrid embryos. The research is under way by a team of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in Guangzhou, China, to overcomel limitations facing scientists who want to make transplant tissues by therapeutic cloning.

Daily Mail

The Queen has honoured the makers of Viagra for turning the sex drug into a multimillion-pound commercial success. Kent-based Pfizer have received a Queen's Award for Enterprise, the highest royal accolade a British firm can win.


Chancellor Gordon Brown warned the Cabinet last night that public spending must be restrained to pay for the coming conflict in Afghanistan. He told ministers that "vigilance" would be needed now if he were to be able to allocate extra money for frontline public services in future. ( Times , Guardian , Financial Times )

Remarks by Silvio Berlisconi, the Italian prime minister, that the West was "superior" to Islam were met with indignation and incredulity across Europe and the Middle East yesterday. ( Daily Telegraph , Guardian )

People who take traditional Chinese medicines could be risking their health, the committee on safety of medicines warned yesterday after finding repeated evidence that some contain cancer-causing toxins and prohibited steroids. ( Daily Telegraph , Guardian )

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