Sunday, February 07, 2010

What the Sunday's are saying

Gearing up for a April election?

A new opinion poll has shown the narrowing of the Tory lead over Labour – boosting the chances of Gordon Brown calling an earlier than expected general election to be held in April reports the Telegraph

Whilst in the Observer,Gordon Brown in an exclusive interview thrusts the issue of Tory party donations to the centre of the election campaign by declaring that the secrecy surrounding its biggest financial backer – Lord Ashcroft – is "a scandal".

And accordng to the Independent he,

Buoyed by the narrowing gap between Labour and the Conservatives in the polls and an outburst of discontent from Tory MPs in the backbench 1922 Committee last week, the Prime Minister said Labour would "always be on the side of the families of Middle Britain".

Gordon Brown weeps on TV is the headline in the Mail on Sunday as says the paper,he talked of the death of his daughter Jennifer and spoke of facing up to the possible premature death of his son Fraser, who has cystic fibrosis - and his hope a cure will be found.

But its not all good news

Leading universities have been accused of unjustly raising A-level entry requirements at the last minute because of a surge in applicants and severe government cuts. is the main story in the Sunday Times
Headteachers were warned at a government-funded conference to "tighten their belts" and prepare for tough times ahead, despite a pledge by the chancellor, Alistair Darling, that education spending would be protected
.reports the Observer

The Telegraph reports that four thousand British troops are preparing to take part in the largest military offensive against the Taliban since the Afghanistan invasion in 2001.

Climate change returns to the front pages,the Sunday Times reveals that Professor Phil Jones said that he was so traumatised by the global backlash against him that he contemplated suicide.

Meanwhile according to the Independent,an orchestrated campaign is being waged against climate change science to undermine public acceptance of man-made global warming,

The Observer reveals that most Conservative MPs, including at least six members of the shadow cabinet, are sceptical about their party's continued focus on climate change policies,

The Sunday Express meanwhile leads with the news that striking parallels between the BBC’s coverage of the global warming debate and the activities of its pension fund can be revealed today.

For the News of the World it is John Terry who once again takes up the front page as it claims that he has bought the silence of at least four more secret lovers as he fights to keep the full truth of his sordid sex life under wraps.

Whilst the Sunday Mirror claims a world exclusive as two firends of Vanessa Perroncel tell her story to the paper

The Mail on Sunday meanwhile wonders why the mortgage on his Surrey mansion is now almost twice the value of the property when he bought it.

Looking back on the events,the Independent reveals a tale of betrayal, half-truths and lies, of footballers behaving atrociously, of desperate wags, and of the murky relationships between the nation's best PR gurus and Fleet Street's finest.

Another of the stories which has dominateed the papers is the Toyota recall of cars and the Telegraph reports that more than seven million have been recalled in the past decade in the Uk.

The death of Sir John Dankworth is reported in most of the papers

Sir John, who worked with legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole, died at King Edward VII Hospital in London having been ill for several months
says the Times.adding that

Married to jazz singer Dame Cleo Laine, Sir John and his wife were one of the best known couples in jazz and had been married for over 50 years.

Finally according to the Mail on Sunday,boredom could be shaving years off your life, scientists have found.

Researchers say that people who complain of boredom are more likely to die young, and that those who experienced 'high levels' of tedium are more than two-and-a-half times as likely to die from heart disease or stroke than those satisfied with their lot.

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