What the Sunday papers said
Monday 08 October 2012
Independent on Sunday: Scardino to step down from Nokia after Pearson exit
Days after announcing her departure from the helm of Financial Times owner Pearson, Dame Marjorie Scardino is preparing to give up a second-high profile role. Next spring, the first female boss in the FTSE 100 will retire from the troubled mobile phone-maker Nokia. Dame Marjorie has sat on the Finnish firm's board since 2001, acting as vice-chairman since 2007.
The Sunday Times: Controversy over Lloyds plan to pay dividend
Lloyds Banking Group is embroiled in a dispute with the City watchdog over its plans to return cash to shareholders. Antonio Horta-Osorio, the bank's chief executive, wants to pay a small dividend from the profit the bank expects to make next year. It would be the first since the Government acquired a 43 per cent stake in the 2008 rescue deal.
The Mail on Sunday: Tesco to link bank account to loyalty scheme
Tesco Bank's long-awaited current account will be linked to its loyalty scheme, with account holders awarded Clubcard points for using debit cards. Benny Higgins, head of Tesco Bank, said linking the accounts to the loyalty scheme was a key part of the strategy. Last week Mr Higgins' division was described by one analyst as "the one bright spot" in Tesco's poor financial results.
The Sunday Telegraph: Cameron stepped into rail row after plea from Branson
The Prime Minister personally intervened in the bidding process for the West Coast main line and asked the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, to investigate the matter after a private appeal from Sir Richard Branson. David Cameron said that Sir Jeremy's inquiry failed to uncover any of the problems revealed just weeks later by the Department for Transport.
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
Scottish independence: Final opinion polls show undecided voters could swing result either way
Isis release 'Flames of War' video warning Obama of attacks troops could face in Iraq
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Alan Henning: British Muslim leaders unite to urge Isis to release UK hostage
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
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