Friday, January 29, 2010

What Friday's papers are saying

Only the Sun and the Mail lead on the same story this morning.

The former reporting on the deaths of brother and sister Harry and Elise Donnison who were killed my their mother Fiona,and were found in her car boot when she drove to a police station in Heathfield, East Sussex.

The paper says that the City high-flier drugged and smothered them after knocking them out with sleeping drug Nytol.

The Mail confirms the story reporting that post-mortems carried out on the bodies of three-year-old Harry and two-year-old Elise Donnison have revealed that they were asphyxiated less than 24 hours before they were found by police officers.

Whilst the Times reports that police had had “previous contact” with a mother who allegedly murdered her two young children

It leads with the the fall ofthe ‘dishonest’ doctor who started the MMR scare.Andrew Wakefield,says the paper could be struck off after being found guilty yesterday of a series of misconduct charges related to his “unethical” research.

The BBC has been criticised for its “casual approach” to spending licence fee payers’ money at large music and sporting events. is the lead in the Telegraph

The corporation did not know in advance how much it would spend covering individual events, from the Beijing Olympics to the Glastonbury festival, because so many departments were involved and they did not liaise on budgets, according to a damning National Audit Office report.

The Guardian concentrates on Afghanistan reporting that Taliban commanders held secret exploratory talks with a United Nations special envoy this month to discuss peace terms,

Meanwhile the Times says tha David Miliband has defended a plan to pay off the Taleban while British soldiers continue to die in Helmand province.

It's D day for Tony Blair at the Chilcott inquiry and the Independent says that Chilcot is coming closer to fingering culprits, in full view of the media and the curious and occasionally aggrieved public.

Blair's account of how he came to support US President George Bush's invasion of Iraq in March 2003 despite massive opposition will be watched keenly around the world. says the Telegraph

The face of JJ Salinger stares out from many of the front pages.The extraordinary man who wrote 'The Catcher in the Rye' has died aged 91 says the Independent

He was,says the Guardian, the creator of Holden Caulfield, the delinquent, alienated antihero of The Catcher in the Rye, which became required reading for generations of teenagers after its publication in 1951.

The Mail reveals a bust up at Tory party HQ in where councillor Kevin Gregory has been arrested and bailed over claims he had assaulted and threatened his secretary and on-off lover, Laura Murphy, 26.

The Express leads with the story that Euro MPs will snatch even more money from hard-pressed British taxpayers after voting themselves a bonus which puts their pay and expenses package up to £450,000 a year.

Political intrigue in France and the Independent reports that former prime minister Dominique de Villepin was cleared yesterday of smearing Nicolas Sarkozy in an effort to destroy his colleague and rival's rise to the presidency.

Haiti has dropped off the radar recently but many of the papers report that bandits in Haiti are preying on vulnerable earthquake survivors, even raping women

Haiti faces a generation of amputees after tens of thousands of people lost limbs in the earthquake that struck the island two weeks ago reports the Telegraph

10 women an hour are arrested for violence as a wave of 'ladette' savagery sweeps Britain.reports the Sun

The Mail adds that 88,139 women were arrested for violence over 12 months - nearly 250 every day. That is an increase of nearly 1,000 on a year earlier.

Tesco has banned people from shopping in their pyjamas after complaints that underdressed patrons were making other customers feel uncomfortable. reports the Telegraph

Finally according to the Guardian,after scientists in London declared the G-spot may be a myth, gynaecologists gather in Paris to launch counter-attack

No comments: