What the Sunday Papers Said
Monday 25 November 2013
Independent on Sunday: Ofwat chairman in hot water over outside job
Britain’s top water regulator has been drawn into a conflict-of-interest row after taking an outside job with a $2bn (£1.2bn) New York fund looking to invest in European utilities. Jonson Cox, Ofwat chairman for a year, agreed to join the former UN secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali as an adviser to I Squared Capital earlier this month.
The Mail on Sunday: Watchdog to quiz phone chiefs on customer service
Mobile phone bosses are to be hauled before the regulator to be questioned over claims customer service – including the coverage provided by mobile signals – is getting worse. The move follows an Ofcom investigation into the network coverage provided by the major phone companies.
The Sunday Times: Saga and AA staff in line for £600m float windfall
About 6,000 employees of Saga and the AA will share a windfall of up to £600m when the over-50s group goes ahead with an expected £3bn float in the next two years. The workers hold about 22 per cent of the company, the biggest beneficiary being Andrew Goodsell, chief executive of parent company Acromas.
The Sunday Telegraph: Poundland gets share listing plans under way
Discount retailer Poundland has begun the process to float on the stock market in the early part of 2014 with a valuation of up to £800m. The chain, which is owned by private equity group Warburg Pincus, is this week expected to send out letters of engagement to advisers including Credit Suisse and JP Morgan.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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