What the Sunday Papers Said
Sunday 06 April 2014
Independent on Sunday: Cost of nuclear waste clean-up soars
The cost of clearing four decades of nuclear waste at Dounreay in Scotland has soared by £200m just two years into a contract that will run until at least 2022. The contract has been altered with beefed-up security, while nuclear fuel must now be moved to Sellafield in Cumbria.
Sunday Times: Engineering chief joins Scotland ‘no’ camp
Samir Brikho, the chief executive at engineering giant Amec, is the latest major British employer to back a “no” vote in September’s Scottish independence referendum. “I believe in the UK – being together is a better outcome for both the Scots and the English,” he said.
Mail on Sunday: Gambling suppliers try to head off opposition
The two main suppliers of fixed-odds betting terminals – dubbed the “crack cocaine” of gambling – will meet ministers this week in a bid to relax their tough stance against their machines. SG Gaming and Inspired Gaming believe they have been unfairly blamed for problem gambling.
Sunday Telegraph: Fears of housing bubble may lead to lending curb
Banks are drawing up plans to restrict lending as fears grow of a housing bubble. A Bank of England survey shows that lenders are ready to squeeze mortgage approvals to the tightest levels since the height of the eurozone crisis, while investors fear the return of boom and bust.
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party
Antonio Martin shooting: Black teenager may have tried to ambush patrolman, says police officer's lawyer
Orphan kangaroos spend Christmas without their parents
Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
New route to Mars could make manned mission much cheaper and easier
Isis 'did not shoot down Jordan war plane' before capturing pilot, says US
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
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