Today' papers

THE Observer reports that the Government has formally stated that doctors can stand aside and let patients die when they are suffering from terminal illness.

New measures to curb the use of mountain bikes in rural beauty spots are under consideration by the Government, according to the Mail on Sunday. The problem will be highlighted this week in a report by the Council for the Protection of Rural England.

Ken Morley, who plays shopkeeper Reg Holdsworth in Coronation Street, is to leave the soap, according to the News of the World. It says that he has told his agent not to accept a new contract at the end of July.

Dozens of convictions for murder and rape may be unsafe because of doubts about the accuracy of DNA 'genetic fingerprinting' tests, according to the Sunday Times.

Margaret Thatcher has warned the Tories that support for Michael Heseltine against John Major would plunge the party into civil war, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

The Sunday Express reports that employers who give jobs to illegal immigrants could be jailed. Tough new measures are being considered by the Home Office amid unsubstantiated claims that up to 200,000 'illegals' are working in the black economy.