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ALL Britain's schoolchildren are to be told to wear uniform under a new initiative by Education Secretary John Patten, reports the Mail on Sunday. He is to write to school governors asking them to ensure pupils aged between five and 16 wear clothing identifying the school they attend, to help promote pride and equality between rich and poor children.

The paper also says that road tax for cars will rise by pounds 5 to pounds 130 a year in Tuesday's Budget, the second increase in seven months.

The parents of Jamie Bulger, the murdered two-year-old tell the News of the World how they have turned their home into a shrine to the memory of their son. Nothing has been changed since the day in February he was killed. His mother, Denise, said: 'There isn't a minute of the day when I don't expect to see him rushing towards me, full of laughter.'

The Royal Yacht Britannia will be put up for sale, offered for commercial charter or scrapped in the wake of this week's defence cutting budget, says the Sunday Telegraph. A joint Buckingham Palace-Royal Navy working party is considering the future of the yacht.

The newspaper also says that Foreign Office officials fear that the Prince of Wales' outspoken attack on Saddam Hussein jeopardised the early release of three Britons held in Iraq.

Foreign doctors are being sought to help ease 80-hour working weeks, reports the Observer.

The Sunday Express, claims that parents who allow their children to go truant could face community service orders, fines and in extreme cases, jail, under Government plans being considered to give magistrates greater powers.

Security sources fear that Loyalist terrorists are to blitz Dublin, claims the People.

The Sunday Times says that MPs are seeking to ban violent video films.

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