What The Sunday Papers Said
Monday 20 January 2014
The Independent on Sunday: New rail line could be built by ‘disadvantaged’
The physically disabled, the unemployable and former prisoners should build the £42.6bn High Speed 2 railway, according to a lobbying group. The High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Group said that France used nearly 1,000 disadvantaged people to build the Rhine-Rhône line.
Mail on Sunday: Barclays move could hit small businesss
Businesses are set to be hit with unexpected charges when Barclays moves them to its new small business current account. Some 250,000 small firms which do not pay for their current account banking may need to pay in future. The first firms to be switched will be informed next week.
Sunday Times: Tesco may resurrect Mothercare takeover
Tesco could be eyeing up a surprise bid for struggling Mothercare. Tesco first looked at a takeover last summer, but put the plan on hold. With Mothercare’s share price collapsing after poor Christmas trading Tesco could be about to rekindle its interest. Both declined to comment.
Sunday Telegraph: House prices ‘absurd’, L&G chief warns
Nigel Wilson, chief executive of Legal & General, said the Government’s Help to Buy scheme risked stoking a price bubble which would put homes out of the reach of all but the most affluent. He argued that house prices in London and the South-east had reached “absurd” levels.
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
- 1 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream
'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
The bubble bursts for Sodastream
Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook should be 'banned' from country after coming out as gay
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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