What the Sunday papers say
Monday 21 January 2013
The senior policeman at the centre of the News of the World phone hacking investigation is now working on corporate fraud cases for a security company that advised on the Royal Wedding. John Yates, dubbed "Yates of the Yard", who led Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism unit, was involved in a string of high-profile probes including the cash-for-honours scandal and Jeffrey Archer perjury case.
The Sunday Times: Convenient truth: Al Gore in $30m Apple windfall
Al Gore, the former US vice-president, has added nearly $30m (£19m) to his burgeoning wealth, following a lucrative share deal with Apple, where he has spent 10 years on the board. Last week, the global warming campaigner quietly triggered a share package he was given by Apple founder Steve Jobs. In 2003, Mr Gore was given the right to buy 59,000 shares at $7.475. They now trade at $500.
The Mail on Sunday: Coalition to reap huge windfall from 4G radio deposits
The Government's auction of the 4G radio spectrum will earn it a multi-million-pound windfall from interest on the huge obligatory deposits of bidders. The seven bidders must deposit 50 per cent of their maximum first bid with Ofcom to qualify to remain in the bidding process. Bidders have each had to deposit at least the equivalent of the reserve price for the auction – £1.3bn – with the regulator.
Rate swap scandal: Mis-selling bill to top £1.5bn for banks
The cost of compensating businesses for the mis-selling of complex derivative products is to double to more than £1.5bn across the UK's major banks. At least one of the "Big Four" banks – HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds and Barclays – is poised to increase its provision for the sale of interest rate swaps to small and medium-sized firms by more than twofold.
- 1 Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost
- 2 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 3 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
Edgar Froese dead: Tangerine Dream founder dies aged 70
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Syrian refugee child beaten by Istanbul Burger King manager for eating customer’s leftover food
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'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
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