What The Sunday Papers Said
Monday 25 March 2013
Concerns are mounting over the commercial strength of what will be Europe’s biggest logistics park, a major selling point of the £1.5bn London Gateway superport being built 25 miles from the capital.
The park has yet to secure anchor tenants even though the port will open at the end of 2013. Marks & Spencer and freight group Uniserve have been negotiating for warehouses but have not signed contracts.
The Sunday Times: More than 20 Lloyds bankers
Taxpayer-backed Lloyds this week risks stoking the row over bankers’ pay when more than 20 of its staff will be confirmed as having received £1m or more in 2012. This will bring the number of bankers paid seven figures by the big five high street lenders last year to almost 770. Lloyds is also expected to reveal details of a new long-term bonus scheme for its chief executive, Antonio Horta-Osorio.
The Mail on Sunday: EDF on the brink of clinching £14bn new nuclear deal
French energy giant EDF will this week seal a deal to build and operate the first new civil nuclear power station to be built in Britain for nearly 20 years. EDF had set a deadline of the end of this month to agree the terms of constructing the £14bn power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. As first revealed in The Independent on Sunday, EDF will be handed what critics claim is a subsidy for 35 years.
The Sunday Telegraph: Madame Tussauds owner back for London listing
Merlin Entertainments, the private equity-backed owner of the London Eye and Madame Tussauds, is expected to announce a record profit of £350m this week. This could lead to a £3.5bn flotation in New York or London. Merlin is the world’s second-biggest theme park operator with nearly 50 million visitors a year at almost 100 attractions.
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Acclaim for retired Australian defence chief Angus Houston who is leading the search for the airliner
South Korea ferry: Four dead and almost 300 missing as mass rescue gets underway
Malaysia Airlines MH370 co-pilot's phone 'was on and made contact with network tower' 30 minutes after plane turned around
Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp told athlete she 'loved him' for first time in Valentine's Day card
Lunar eclipse 2014: Images of the spectacular 'blood moon'
David Cameron: 'Jesus invented the Big Society – I'm just continuing God's work'
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
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