What the Sunday papers said...
Monday 13 August 2012
The Independent on Sunday: Government explores reforms of visa regime
Proposals are under consideration to simplify and shorten visa applications to bring the UK into line with other European countries and capitalise on the successful 2012 Olympics. Ideas include sharing application centres with other EU nations, translating forms and introducing a risk-based approach.
The Sunday Times: Bosses at Berkeley Group in line for £280m payments
The housing construction firm is putting into place a nine-year incentive scheme which will see bosses given 19.6m shares if they achieve targets of distributing £1.7bn in cash to shareholders by 2021. That sum is equal to the company's entire present market capitalisation.
The Mail on Sunday: Virgin Rail set to lose West Coast rail franchise
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Rail has been outbid for the West Coast franchise, which it has held since 1998, by FirstGroup. The rival operator is believed to have bid between £6.5bn and £7bn for the 14-year contract, around 20 per cent more than Virgin. The Department of Transport is expected to announce the winner tomorrow.
The Sunday Telegraph: Canadian pension funds shun UK infrastructure bonds
The Coalition's plans to persuade foreign pension funds to invest in UK infrastructure debt have been dealt a blow after Canadian funds branded the bonds too risky. "[Our] strategy is to invest in projects that do not carry construction risks" said the head of the CPP Investment Board.
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- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Katie Hopkins has just written a piece so hateful that it might give Hitler pause – why was it published?
- 4 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
- 5 Cancel Sky at your peril: man spends 96 minutes in chat but fails to get rid of service
Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
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Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
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