Paper Round (18 June) - Budget cuts hit home amid World Cup excitement

Government spending cuts have resulted in cancelled funding for projects up and down Britain, report today's press, which also whips up World Cup anticipation before tonight's England game.

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The Times headlines "Axe falls early on £11.5bn of spending" and the Daily Express writes "middle Britain will bear the brunt of cuts, as usual". The Daily Telegraph reports child tax credits will be cut and The Daily Mail accuses the public sector of creating a "jobs apartheid".

BP chief Tony Hayward answers US congressmen's questions over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with The Guardian calling him "America's most hated man".

The Independent prints a letter written by a senior member of Burma's National League for Democracy, on behalf of freedom campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for most of the past two decades.

The Mirror mocks up the England team's "fab 4" to resemble the Beatles and includes three sports pullouts ahead of tonight's England World Cup match. The paper also ties up with Lidl to give £5 off a shop worth £30 or more.

Wayne Rooney adorns the cover of The Sun as the paper sounds off about England's 'finest hour' as tonight's game coincides with the 70th anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous speech. A £1 Ladbrokes bet and a packet of ‘England' Walkers crisps are also free to readers.

The Guardian offers "the ultimate pullout guide". The Times highlights its guide and pictures "Rooney the Cape crusader" and The Daily Mail gives away a football wallchart.

Rooney is draped with an England flag on the cover of the Daily Star, which offers a "free vuvuzela for every reader" at Lidl and continues its £5 Ascot bet deal with Blue Square.

Tiffany & Co advertises with The Daily Telegraph.

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