What the Sunday Papers Said
Monday 21 April 2014
Independent on Sunday: MPs backed over nuclear clean-up criticism
The Government has backed a committee of MPs that criticised the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for “inappropriately” withholding information from the public in a report on the clean-up of the Sellafield nuclear facility in Cumbria. It had cited commercial confidentiality.
Sunday Times: Pfizer eyes £60bn takeover of Astra
The US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer has made a tentative approach to rival AstraZeneca in what would be the biggest ever foreign takeover of a British company. Astra is thought to be resisting Pfizer’s overtures at the moment. A deal could value Astra at more than £60bn.
Sunday Telegraph: Sofa.com explores options for sale
The online furniture retailer Sofa.com has asked advisers at Altium Capital to look into a potential sale of the business. Memorandums on its successes, such as growing sales by 20 per cent in the year to February, are believed to have been sent to potential investors just before the Easter holiday weekend.
Mail on Sunday: Fresh furore over bank bonuses looms
Royal Bank of Scotland’s annual report could be released this week, triggering a fresh backlash against banker bonuses. RBS may be planning big bonuses to hold on to investment banking staff. Barclays’ shareholders are also set to protest over pay arrangements at its meeting on Thursday.
Culinary experts in The Netherlands thought it was 'fresh' and 'tasty'
- 1 Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough
Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
Isis releases first video showing the stoning of woman accused of committing adultery as her father shouts 'don't call me Dad'
Diwali: What is the festival of lights – and how is it celebrated around the world?
Nathan Cirillo: Final pictures emerge of soldier moments before he was shot dead by Ottowa gunman
Ottawa shootings: Terror strikes Canadian capital as attacks leave one soldier and one suspect dead
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
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