What the Sunday papers said
Monday 01 September 2014
Independent on Sunday: G4S accused over Guantanamo Bay deal
The security firm G4S has been reported to the Government by the human rights group Reprieve for accepting a multi-million-pound contract to provide “janitorial services” to the US’s Guantanamo Bay naval base which holds terrorism suspects. Reprieve said that G4S “may contribute to ongoing human rights violations”.
Sunday Times: GSK shareholders losing patience with Gent
The drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is under pressure to shake up its board as investors call for a rapid exit for its chairman, Sir Chris Gent. Sir Chris has said he will step down next year but impatience is growing with an underperforming share price and a succession of corruption allegations in countries including China.
Sunday Telegraph: Liberty sounds out ITV investors amid bid talk
Virgin Media’s owner, Liberty Global, has been canvassing support from shareholders in the broadcaster ITV as a prelude to a possible takeover. Liberty bought BSkyB’s 6.4 per cent stake in ITV for £481m in July, fuelling talk of a bid. Liberty is said to be forming alliances with big US investors in the firm including Blackrock.
Mail on Sunday: Demand for vinyl and CDs aids HMV comeback
HMV is on the brink of regaining its title from online rival Amazon as the UK’s biggest seller of CDs and DVDs little more than a year after it was bought out of administration by the turnaround specialist Hilco. A renewed interest in CDs and vinyl has helped same-store sales rise 13.8 per cent in the past two months.
- 1 Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers
Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost
UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
US blames Russia after rocket attacks in Ukraine kill at least 30
Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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