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  • 20 August 2014, 0:46

Wednesday's National Newspaper Front Pages

THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES

:: The Daily Telegraph

A proposed new domestic abuse law could mean prison sentences for men who bully, psychologically harm or deny money to their partners.

:: The Guardian

Some hospitals are allegedly exploiting the lifting of the cap on the number of private patients they can treat in order to boost revenues.

:: The Times

Voters were allegedly told it was their religious duty to vote for Britain's first elected Muslim mayor, Lutfur Rahman, who denies all claims of wrongdoing.

:: Financial Times

The mining firm BHP Billiton is to break itself up via a stock market spin-off, creating a new company worth $13bn (£7.8bn).

:: Daily Mail

Nurses are visiting elderly patients at home to ask sensitive medical questions, including whether they want to be resuscitated in the event their heart stops beating.

:: Daily Express

House prices rose by an average of 10.2% in the last year, although experts expect the rate of growth to slow into 2015.

:: Daily Mirror

Cilla Black was "shocked" to hear about a child sex abuse allegation against Sir Cliff Richard, adding: "I am positive they are without foundation." Sir Cliff, who cancelled a planned charity gig at Canterbury Cathedral, denies the claim.

:: The Independent

The Big Lottery Fund reportedly granted almost £1m to a project designed to capitalise on the legacy of the Olympic Games, even though the organisation behind it allegedly broke promises on a previous project.

:: i

Ahead of the Scottish independence referendum next month, the overwhelming majority of Scots want their country to stay in the UK.

:: Daily Star

Big Brother bosses allegedly put two ex-couples in this year's house to spice up the reality TV show.

:: The Sun

A British soldier who was born a man is reportedly serving on the front line in Afghanistan as a woman.

:: Watch the Press Preview on Sky News every evening at 10.30pm and 11.30pm. Wednesday night's reviewers are Matthew Syed, a columnist for The Times, and journalist and filmmaker Jenny Kleeman.

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