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AUSTEN Donnellan, cleared last week of raping a fellow student, calls for a change in the law to give more protection to men accused of sex attacks in an interview with the Sunday Mirror. 'Why should there be one law for men and another for women?' he asks. He says he got renewed courage to fight to clear his name when his new girlfriend promised to stand by him.

Mr Donnellan describes drunken parties at King's College, London, where women students danced topless and couples had sex in public.

The newspaper also reports that Brian Clough is to sue television's World in Action over allegations that he was at the centre of a black market scandal involving Cup Final tickets.

The Conservatives are heading for such a severe defeat in next year's European elections that it could spell the end of John Major's leadership, according to the Sunday Times. Tory Euro-MPs would see their ranks slump from 32 to seven if the party's popularity stay low, according to calculations by Plymouth University. The People claims 'world exclusive' pictures of the Princess of Wales kissing her friend, William van Straubenzee.

The Observer reveals that what it calls a 'grubby' Dylan Thomas poem is for sale after being unearthed in New York with a white linen tablecloth stained with Bolgnese sauce and encrusted with tomato pips.

The Mail on Sunday says the Queen is considering standing down as head of the Commonwealth in favour of the Prince Charles.

The Sunday Telegraph reports that children adopted abroad by a British parent are to be granted automatic British citizenship in a move to speed up adoption procedures. The move will largely bring to an end worries over baby- trafficking.

Prince Charles has ended nearly a year of doubt over his future by vowing: 'I will be king,' according to the News of the World. It also reports that a businessman was forced to leave Harrods for using his mobile phone in the shop.