What the Sunday papers said
Monday 18 June 2012
The Independent on Sunday: Promoter slams BBC's rock festivals 'funded by taxpayers'
Vince Power, the rock festivals promoter, has launched a furious campaign against the BBC for putting on so many free festivals. Events like the Hackney Weekend, headlined by Rihanna, are putting big acts off starring in commercial events, like his Hop Farm festival, he claims. Record companies prefer their stars to play BBC gigs because of the big airplay they generate.
The Mail on Sunday: Big losses loom for Magnier and McManus in care homes sale
The care homes business backed by John Magnier and JP McManus, the bloodstock tycoons, could be sold in a deal triggering major losses for the duo. Castlebeck, hit last year by claims of abuse by staff against patients, is working on plans which could lead to a break-up or outright sale of the group. A bid would valued at far less than the £255m buyout price in 2006.
The Sunday Times: City watchdog condems banks' staff rewards for misselling
The Financial Services Authority is to issue a damning report into the way banks' commission payments effectively reward staff for selling inappropriate products to customers. However, it has held back from imposing new rules or guidance. The report highlights how banks had big incentives for staff to sell often worthless products such as payment protection insurance.
The Sunday Telegraph: Xstrata under pressure to cut massive pay deal for Davis
Xstrata directors are under increasing pressure to cut the £29m golden handcuffs deal for the chief executive, Mick Davis, which they see as crucial to make the merger with Glencore work. The retention bonus has angered investors as it means that Mr Davis will pocket £10m a year for three years regardless of performance.
Apple agrees deal with Visa on contactless payments
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- 2 Perez Hilton apologises for Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
- 5 Jennifer Lawrence 'naked sex video' will be leaked threatens 4Chan celebrity photo hacker
iPhone 6 'hidden code' could indicate sharper screens or bigger phones
Perez Hilton apologises for Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak
Ariana Grande nude photos leak: 'These are completely fake' say singer's representatives
A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Kate Upton nude pictures leak: Model's representatives 'looking into' authenticity of naked images
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
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Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
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