Monday, February 22, 2010

What Monday's papers are saying

Yesterday's claims of bullying by the Prime Minister dominate the papers this morning as the Telegraph leads with the story that an anti-bullying charity said several Downing Street employees had called its helpline seeking advice and counselling.

Christine Pratt, the chief executive of the National Bullying Helpline, made the claims hours after reports that Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, had approached Gordon Brown about his treatment of personnel. says the Times

Acording to the Mail,Christine Pratt said she decided to go public after being incensed by Lord Mandelson's denial of lurid allegations about Mr Brown's treatment of his staff.

The Guardian says that Sir Gus O'Donnell is under pressure to launch a formal investigation into Gordon Brown's treatment of his staff.

The Independent is the only quality not ot lead with the story instead reporting that an end to Aids could be in sight.

An aggressive programme of prescribing anti-retroviral treatment (ART) to every person infected with HIV could stop all new infections in five years and eventually wipe out the epidemic,

The Telegraph says that a cure for peanut allergies could be available within three years,

According to the Times,Ministers are to crack down on excessive housing benefit payments.

Yvette Cooper, the Work and Pensions Secretary, plans to cap the highest rates paid to private landlords — as much as £1,800 a week — to stop families on benefit living in palatial homes at the taxpayers’ expense,

The Indy claims that the CPS is underinvestigation for segretating black and white lawyers.According to the paper,

Some of the most disturbing claims centre on a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) office in south-east London, where the botched investigation into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence led to findings of institutional racism against the police.

Meanwhile the Guardian reports that an interim report by the children's charity 4Children shows that families believe public services are failing to meet their needs and politicians do not understand the reality of their lives,

A shopkeeper has been killed while trying to repel members of a teenage gang who were trying to rob him. reports the Telegraph

Gurmail Singh, 63, was found in a pool of blood by customers after being bludgeoned with a sledgehammer.
says the Mail

According to the Express,even the dead will have to pay council tax.It says that the Gordon Brown

will clobber the elderly with a savage pay-as-you-die tax bombshell that could force people to give up their home on their death,

The death toll in Madeira continues to rise and the Telegraph reports a British woman was among dozens of people swept to their death in flash floods and mudslides.

More problems for Eurostar after hundreds of passengers became stranded when a train broke down on its way into London says the Guardian.

and staying with travel,the same paper reports that British Airways passengers face prolonged travel disruption next month as cabin crew push for a strike lasting at least 10 days if a ballot endorses industrial action.

The week will see more controversy over bank bonuses although the Independent reports that the chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to go without his £1.6m bonus and as the Times reports the chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group was under intense pressure yesterday to give up his bonus .

Finally according to the Sun,aliens could be among us - but we just cannot recognise them, Britain's top astronomer has said.

Lord Martin Rees said the visitors might be in a form beyond human understanding."They could be staring us in the face and we just don't recognise them."

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