What The Sunday Papers Said
Monday 03 June 2013
Independent on Sunday: Engineers form a queue for Thames flood defence work
A beauty parade of some of Britain's biggest engineering companies is forming to bid for Thames Estuary 2100, a new system of flood defences for the capital. The bidding process will start in the autumn with Atkins, Arup, Halcrow and Hyder Consulting all said to be preparing their documents for the Environment Agency. The defences will aim to protect 1.25m Londoners and £200bn of property.
Sunday Times: Card Factory sends out £700m float message
Card Factory, the greeting cards chain that was started from the back of a van but now has 650 stores, is preparing for a flotation worth an estimated £700m. Charterhouse, the private-equity firm that owns Card Factory, has reportedly instructed Goldman Sachs to oversee the float. It bought the company from its original founders Dean and Janet Hoyle in 2010, netting the couple £350m.
Mail on Sunday: Tesco to reveal the toll from bad weather and horsemeat
Tesco's hopes of a profits recovery could be dented this week when the company reveals the costs of poor spring weather and the horsemeat scandal. Like-for-like sales at the supermarket chain are forecast to be down 0.5 per cent. This is against a backdrop of the Office for National Statistics saying food trading is 3.8 per cent lower than a year ago as consumers tighten their belts.
Sunday Telegraph: France worse than Seventies Britain, Axa chief claims
Henri de Castries, chairman and chief executive of Axa, has said the French economy and state are in a worse condition than Britain was during the strike-rife 1970s. Mr Castries said it was no surprise to see France languishing because the government of President Hollande had been busy raising taxes and making labour laws even more rigid.
- 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
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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