Monday, January 25, 2010

What Monday's papers are saying

A mixed bag of stories this Monday morning.

The Guardian leads with the comments of city minister Paul Myners who has called for an independent review of the investment banking industry and the "greed is good" culture that he says has ­permeated many areas of society.

The Telegraph reports that thousands of criminals are set to spend less time in jail under Government plans to limit the ability of judges to set jail sentences

The Times has seen a leaked document which says that British troops face five more years in Helmand,the communiqué will conclude the London conference on Afghanistan this week.

Whilst the Independent focuses on the Ivory trade reporting that Tanzania and Zambia are trying to open a new breach in the worldwide ivory trade ban, which conservationists fear could lead to more African elephants being slaughtered by poachers.

According to the front page of the Mail,taxpayers face a £250,000 security bill to protect Tony Blair from attack at the Iraq Inquiry.

Meanwhile the Guardian says that the inquiry will come under pressure this week to ­summon Tony Blair's close political friends after it hears explosive evidence from his ­government's senior legal ­advisers that the invasion was unlawful.

The Sun leads with the story that one of Ben Kinsella's caged killers is taunting his victim's family on his own Facebook page.

According to the paper

Jade Braithwaite used a Blackberry mobile phone to set up his page on the Facebook social networking site from behind bars at the Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute in Buckinghamshire.

There are new fears of an Al qaeda attack as the Times reports that Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility yesterday for the failed Christmas Day aircraft bombing above Detroit and vowed further attacks on American citizens.

The Telegraph reports how a miracle survivor in Haiti lived on whisky and sweets

Meanwhile the Guardian reports how Haiti's evangelical and voodoo priests are providing spiritual and material aid to the homeless and injured.

The Mirror leads with the story of seven year old Charlie who raised £50,000 in one day for victims of the disaster on a sponsored bike ride

Accordong to the Independent,the majority of older Britons want to carry on careers when they reach 65 as the House of Lords will debate an amendment to the Equality Bill which seeks to abolish the national retirement age.

At the other end of the lifescale,the Guardian reports that Cities and towns across England are ­creating scores of extra classrooms to ­prepare for the largest influx of pupils starting primary school for more than a decade.

David Miliband is not popular in the Mail as it reports that the foreign secretary is facing charges of hypocrisy for sending his son to a sought-after Church of England school despite being an admitted atheist

Finally reports the Telegraph,“Avatar” is close to replacing “Titanic” as the biggest movie of all time after it logged a sixth consecutive weekend as the top choice of moviegoers worldwide,

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