Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What Wednesday's papers are saying


Facebook is getting a fair amount of crititism led by the Daily Mail this morning which reports that

Facebook was accused last night of putting children at risk by snubbing the official paedophile 'panic button'.
adding that

Both the Home Secretary and the mother of murdered schoolgirl Ashleigh Hall condemned the website for refusing to implement the system.
Alan Johnson said he could not see 'any good reason' why - unlike other social networking sites - Facebook will not sign up to it.


The social networking site also make the front of the Daily Star which says that a man has spoken of his terror after he was falsely accused of being James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables on the social networking site.

27-year-old David’s Calvert's torment has been going on for five years after neighbours mistook him for the murderer because they are the same age


Meanwhile the controversy over Venables continues.The Times reports that apsychiatric report that paved the way for his release concluded that he posed a “trivial” risk to the public,

The Independent reports that the failure to rehabilitate tens of thousands of serial criminals is costing the country up to £10 billion a year,according to a report by the National Audit office

On the medical theme,the Telegraph leads with the story that doctors’ leaders have warned that Patients’ confidential medical records are being placed on a controversial NHS database without their knowledge.

doctors have accused the Government of rushing the project through, meaning that patients have had their details uploaded to the database before they have had a chance to object.
reports the paper

The Independent leads with the story that

A legal firm that had campaigned alongside the actress Joanna Lumley has been dragged into an investigation into charges levied on Gurkha veterans seeking to settle in Britain.


For the Guardian the top story is Afghnaistan and a speech to be delivered in the US by the foreign secretary, David Miliband,in which he will

urge the Afghan government to put more effort into the pursuit of peace talks amid fears that the war could be prolonged


Meanwhile many of the papers report the verdict of a coroners court which found that Special forces troops were sent to Afghanistan in unsuitable vehicles and without sufficient training and bomb-detecting kit,

Wiltshire Coroner David Masters said he would write to the Ministry of Defence to raise concerns about "theatre-wide" equipment shortages and gaps in training which led to the deaths reports the Telegraph

According to the Independent,A former head of MI5,Baroness Manningham-Buller, has accused intelligence services in the US of deliberately hiding the mistreatment of terror suspects from their British allies.

The Sun leads with the story of Macmillan nurse Sara Dale who cared for cancer-stricken wives then bedded their husbands after they died.

The attractive divorcee, 39, has been fired by hospital bosses over allegations she had three such romances.
reports the paper

According to the Telegraph,Millions of householders will have to wait until 4pm to receive their mail under a controversial new contract for postmen.

Meanwhile the Independent reports that

The threat of a national rail strike at Easter came closer yesterday as Network Rail revealed it had drawn up contingency plans to deal with a walk-out by thousands of workers.

The Mail reports on the speed camera trap on the M6 that's racing towards record £3m haul in fines.

An astonishing 5,569 motorists have been caught breaking the 50mph speed limit by the fixed cameras at roadworks at a junction of the M6 near Carlisle.


Finally the Telegraph reports that rumours that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are both having affairs are gaining momentum in France.

The suggestion that the couple were both committing adultery first emerged on Twitter, the microblogging website. It was followed by a report in the Sunday newspaper le Journal du Dimanche.

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