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  • 3 May 2014, 9:48

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

The sentencing of celebrity publicist Max Clifford, the takeover bid for drugs company AstraZeneca by Pfizer and an experts views on beating arthritis all make Saturday's papers.

Most front pages lead with Max Clifford's prison sentence of eight years for a string of indecent assaults against four women, and the trial judge's assertion Clifford showed little remorse for his crimes.

Alongside a police custody picture of Clifford, the Daily Mirror claims to have a 'new expenses fiddle exclusive'. The paper claims Lord Hanningfield has blamed his implication in a row over his expenses on his need to hire a man to look after his chickens.

The Financial Times leads with details of the Pfizer takeover bid for AstraZeneca, in particular David Cameron's indication he has no intention of stepping in to obstruct the deal.

The paper also claims that AstraZeneca's biggest shareholder has backed the company's resistance to the proposed takeover.

The Daily Express leads with more advice to the elderly about ways they can beat arthritis, including "getting off the sofa and walking around during the TV commercials". 

The advice is based upon a study by Professor Dorothy Dunlop who "studied 2,000 patients with arthritis in their knees".

The Daily Telegraph meanwhile leads with claims that so-called Islamist trojan horse campaigns to infiltrate UK schools is 'widespread'.

The Times front page carries details of two schoolgirls allegedly arrested for conspiracy to murder after one of them was overhead discussing a plan to kill her maths teacher and the other was found to be carrying a kitchen knife.

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