Thursday, January 21, 2010

What Thursday's papers are saying

Both the Times and the Mail lead wit the freeing of Munir Hussain the businessman who lashed out because the robber's gang had threatened to kill his wife and children.

Common sense at last says the Mail as it says that Britain's top judge sent out a powerful message yesterday that a householder has a right to defend his family.

The Times adding that Sir Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner added to the debate by saying that citizens who tackled criminals should be applauded for their courage.

The Telegraph leads with the story that muslim police officers have rebelled openly against the Government’s anti-terrorism strategy, warning that it is an “affront to British values” which threatens to trigger ethnic unrest.

Meanwhile the Uk is to introduce a'no-fly list' to stop terror suspects travelling to Britain.The Guardian reports that

Gordon Brown told MPs today that the decision to overhaul the Home Office's system of a border watchlist is to be underpinned by an extension of the e-borders programme of pre-flight checks on all passengers travelling to Britain by the end of this year.

More heartbreaking sories from Haiti.The Independent leads with the story that Kiki, 8, his 10-year-old sister and an elderly woman are saved after more than seven days buried in the rubble

The death toll from the quake stands at 75,000, but it is expected to rise. It is estimated that 250,000 have been injured and more than one million are homeless. says the Telegraph whilst the Guardian says that a new earthquake jolted Port-au-Prince today, sending people fleeing on to the streets and complicating relief efforts as the US dispatched another 4,000 troops to Haiti.

Back to the UK and The Times has learnt that a team of senior police officers and private sector executives has been assigned to turn around a failing police force in Nottinghamshire.

Yesterday saw a fall in unemployment figures but as the Independent says the figures showed that the country still has a growing army of eight million "economically inactive" people, with the size of the labour market declining to 28.92 million.

The full appalling details of how two brothers aged only 11 and ten tortured, beat and humiliated two innocent schoolboys were outlined for the first time yesterday.
reports the Mail

The Sun describing a harrowing 12-second clip shown to a stunned court pictured an 11-year-old boy with his face bloodied and swollen virtually beyond recognition.

Many of the papers report that the NHS is rationing obesity surgery to save money.

According to the Telegraph,

It means access to NHS weight-loss surgery in England is ‘inconsistent, unethical and completely dependent on geographical location’, a conference at the Royal College of Surgeons was told.

Finally spare a thought for the citizens of Sydney who reports the Independent,are being invaded by funnel-webs, considered one of the world's most aggressive and poisonous spiders

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