What The Sunday Papers Said
Monday 08 April 2013
More than 39,000 jobs could go and nearly 8,000 betting shops close if the Government gives in to demands to curb limits on stakes and prizes for electronic gaming machines, according to bookmakers.
The Government is under pressure from anti-gambling campaigners to reduce the maximum stake as part of a review of gaming machine limits that closes for consultation this week.
The Sunday Times: Former HBOS chief takes £20m pension pot
The banker who “sowed the seeds of destruction” at HBOS is sitting on a pension pot worth more than £20m from the collapsed bank. The giant retirement fund entitles Sir James Crosby, the lender’s former chief executive, to annual income of £700,000. The payout is more than 100 times greater than that of the average private sector worker, who retires on less than £6,000.
The Mail on Sunday: Questions for Bolland as M&S market share dives
Marks & Spencer is due to reveal its worst slump in clothing sales since the arrival of chief executive Marc Bolland three years ago. The beleaguered boss will blame the unseasonably cold weather for the sales slump, but the figures will increase the pressure for him to deliver his long-promised turnround. Mr Bolland has told shareholders that they will have to wait until autumn for clothing improvements.
The Sunday Telegraph: Ex-Olympics chief to lead nuclear plant talks
The man who delivered the Olympic Games to Britain has been brought in by the Government to kick-start negotiations on bringing new nuclear power stations to Britain. Lord Deighton, made Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in January, will lead talks with the French nuclear ﬁrm EDF, alongside the permanent secretary at the Department for Energy, Stephen Lovegrove.
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
Jihadi John': MI5 may have identified Isis militant who killed David Haines but options limited
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: Police will be on high alert on Friday whatever the result
David Haines beheading: David Cameron says Britain will hunt down Isis 'monsters' shown in video murdering aid worker
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
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
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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