Monday, January 18, 2010

What Monday's papers are saying

Fears for Haiti dominate again this morning.

The Times reports that six days after the Port-au-Prince earthquake large areas of the city remain untouched by the global aid effort as bottlenecks continue to clog the airport and looting threatens to descend into wholesale violence.

Whilst the Guardian reports how The Grand Cimetière, the last home of the country's most famous families, has in five days turned from a place of respect and mourning into an installation of horror.

We will dig for as long as it takes says the front of the Independent

The Sun simlpy says the word Hope-A tiny survivor is treated for his injuries at last - his face a sign of hope in the Caribbean quake hell yesterday.

Week three of the unofficial election campaign and the Telegraph leads with the story that David Cameron will today pledge to restore the status of teaching as a “noble profession”, barring entry to the classroom to people with poor qualifications.

Meanwhile the Independent tells of a new report which says that Brighton has been tipped as one of the cities best placed to rise from the ashes of the recession; Hull is likely to be one of the last to recover.

It will stay Grim up north says the Sun adding that The gap between unemployment rates in industrial areas and the wealthier South has already more than doubled in a year.

According to the Mail,some parts of Britain have seen record outbreaks of norovirus - a deeply unpleasant infection that causes violent stomach upsets.

The Times reports that Chemical Ali has finally been found guilty of the crime that gave him his nickname.

The cousin of Saddam Hussein, was condemned to hang for ordering the poison gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja that killed more than 5,000 people, including many women and children.

The Express once again questions climate change reporting that fresh doubts were cast over controversial global warming theories yesterday after a major climate change argument was discredited.

Finally the Independent reports how a Twitter joke led to a Terror Act arrest and airport life ban.

When heavy snowfall threatened to scupper Paul Chambers's travel plans, he decided to vent his frustrations on Twitter by tapping out a comment to amuse his friends. "Robin Hood airport is closed," he wrote. "You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!"

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