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  • 8 May 2014, 22:15

Friday's Front Pages: What's In The Papers?

Treasury plans to allow HM Revenue and Customs to take tax money owed straight from people's bank accounts makes the front page of some newspapers.

The Daily Express reports that MPs have criticised the plans, which its claims people will be powerless to prevent if they owe money.

The Daily Telegraph claims the proposal would allow tax collectors to remove money from bank accounts without a court order.

It also makes the front page of The Daily Mail, which reports that married couples could lose money from joint accounts if one of the couple is in tax arrears.

Elsewhere, The Financial Times reports that Barclays Bank is cutting 7,000 jobs in its investment banking arm and will move some of its assets.

The Daily Mirror reports on a family who went to visit their grandmother at a Birmingham hospital, only to find she had died 30 minutes before they arrived.

An call by MPS for reform of the security services to make them more accountable makes the front page of The Guardian.

The Times claims that the recession has officially ended and says growth levels are set to match the record peak of 2008.

The i newspaper reports on claims generals are considering lifting the ban on women serving on the front lines.

A lack of spending oversight is the front page of The Independent after it reports 1.1bn has been spent on free schools.

Katie Price's claims about her estranged husband Kieran's alleged extra-marital affairs is the lead story in The Sun.

And the Daily Star claims "mutant" rats are eating their way through furniture, walls and even each other in council flats.

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