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  • 10 May 2014, 10:48

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

Photographs of a British serviceman allegedly posing with a dead Taliban fighter and Rolf Harris in court on indecent assault charges are among the top stories leading Saturday's papers.

The Daily Telegraph says a jury in the trial of Rolf Harris was told he has a "dark side" which led him to groom young girls for sexual abuse.

Harris has also made the top of the Sun. The paper reports that the entertainer wrote a letter to the father of one of his alleged victims saying he was "sickened" with himself over his behaviour towards one of the girls.

The Mirror also leads with the letter sent by Harris in which he begged his alleged victim's father for forgiveness.

The Daily Star is reporting that Katie Price has been inundated with offers to sell her story after her high-profile split with husband Kieran Hayler. It says Mr Hayler has also been tipped to take part in a reality TV show.

The i says the MoD is investigating an "extremely serious" case of mistreatment, after photographs emerge of a British serviceman allegedly posing with a dead Taliban fighter in 2012.

Its sister paper, The Independent, says the latest clashes in Ukraine are the final blow to hopes that the country can avoid a civil war.

The Daily Express says the Queen's increasing frailty was highlighted on Friday when she was forced to pull out of a service at Westminster Abbey because her aides were worried she would struggle to climb all the stairs in her heavy regalia.

The Times says Gary Barlow and two other members of the band Take That face having to pay tens of millions of pounds to the Revenue after a court ruled they were part of a large tax avoidance scheme.

The Guardian is leading on new guidelines, due to be published next week, which say nurses should not have to look after more than eight patients at one time to ensure safe care.

:: Watch the Press Preview on Sky News at 10.30pm and 11.30pm. It was with historian and author Kate Williams and PR consultant Alex Deane.

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