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.
Geoffrey Macnab reviews American Hustle, also starring Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper
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Michelle Nijhuis' daughter insists (s)he is, and she learnt a valuable lesson on gender in books
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newsThat most ancient of crimes is on the rise, threatening farmers' livelihoods, community trust – and human health
food + drink
sportIf you thought the London Olympics and Wiggins' Tour glory made last year best, don't forget Murray's Wimbledon win and Farah's double
Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
Paul Walker death caused by speed alone
Scores injured after partial ceiling collapse at Apollo Theatre in London's West End
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- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
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