What the Sunday papers said
Monday 10 February 2014
Independent on Sunday: Failed at the NHS? Try again at HS2
One of the most heavily criticised men behind the NHS’s IT fiasco has been made a director at HS2, the similarly under fire £50bn railway linking London with the north. Patrick O’Connell’s appointment comes at a time when HS2 is preparing a public relations charm offensive.
Mail on Sunday: Confidence at new high as shoppers splash out
Consumer spending got off to a flying start this year, giving rise to further optimism that the economy is back on track. Figures from Barclaycard show that spending in January increased 4.2 per cent on the same month last year as people found ways to cut bills for food and energy.
Sunday Times: Barclays takes £150bn axe to casino bank
Barclays is to slash the size of its investment bank by a fifth as part of its efforts to win back the trust of the Bank of England. Thousands of jobs are at risk under the plan to sell off £150bn of loans and toxic securities and reduce annual costs by £1.7bn. The bank reports its annual results on Tuesday.
Sunday Telegraph: Eurozone banks face £42bn ‘capital black hole’
Eurozone banks are facing a new capital black hole of as much as €50bn (£42bn), according to one of the UK’s most respected financial analysts. Davide Serra, who advises the Government on banking, said stress tests by the European Central Bank were likely to find fresh prob-lems in the region’s banks.
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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