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THE Mail on Sunday claims to have exclusive details of a 'blueprint for peace' in Northern Ireland to include the severing of all Britain's links with Ulster in approximately 20 years' time, and amnesties for terrorists.

Conflict in the world of sport features in the Sunday Telegraph, where Imran Khan is quoted as saying bad feeling between English and Pakistani cricketers is now so deep that the two countries are unlikely to play Test matches against each other again 'this century'. The former Pakistan captain says that bad blood has existed for some time.

The News of the World says Michael Jackson is receiving treatment for drug addiction at a mansion in the Home Counties after being smuggled out of London's Charter Nightingale Clinic.

According to the Sunday Times, another millionaire from the pop world, the producer Pete Waterman, is leading one of three groups interested in taking over running the royal train, which is to be privatised early next year.

The Sunday Mirror features the Royal Family on its first edition front page. It claims that police throughout Britain are on the alert to seize five men, some with psychiatric problems, who are stalking the Queen and her family. One is said by the paper to have a 'bizarre fixation' with the Princess of Wales, while another wants to tell the Queen in person that he is a close relative.

Elsewhere, the People reports that stars of the BBC1 soap EastEnders are threatening to leave over plans to introduce a third weekly episode of the programme in the New Year without any increase in their wages.

The Cabinet is to consider banning tobacco advertising on shopfronts and in women's magazines to reduce the number of children and teenagers who smoke, the Observer says. Larger health warnings on packets could also be introduced, and street hoardings promoting tobacco products would be limited.

The Sunday Express reports that safety rules that might possibly have prevented the M40 minibus crash were being prepared when the accident happened. Under Hereford and Worcester County Council's code of practice, two staff would have to share driving on long journeys.

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