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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.