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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.