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What the Sunday newspapers say
11:23am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: MINISTER'S TV LICENCE FEE THREAT The BBC could lose its exclusive right to the licence fee if it does not tackle a "culture" of secrecy, waste and unbalanced reporting, a senior Cabinet minister warns today.
HS2: LABOUR LOOK AT CHEAPER RIVAL The HS2 rail project was thrown into fresh doubt last night after it emerged that senior Labour figures have been secretly considering an alternative route.
FIELD MARSHAL: PUT CUTS TO ARMY ON HOLD Britain's armed forces cannot do their "everyday duties" and further cuts to the Army should be put on hold, one of the country's most distinguished commanders has warned.
City: RBS PROFITS RETURN AS SPLIT LOOMS The Royal Bank of Scotland is set to report third-quarter profits of more than £400m, reversing a loss last year of £1.2bn.
2000 MERLIN STAFF TO SHARE £200M IPO WINDFALL About 2,000 senior managers and other longstanding staff at Merlin Entertainments will share in a £200m windfall when the owner of Legoland Parks and the London Eye floats on the stock market next month.
SUNDAY TIMES: UNION DIRTY TRICKS DUPE MILIBAND Ed Miliband is facing a crisis this weekend as a cache of bombshell emails exposes a concerted union plot involving threats, intimidation and dirty tricks to thwart his inquiry into alleged electoral corruption.
MADELEINE CLUES HIDDEN FOR FIVE YEARS The critical new evidence at the centre of Scotland Yard's search for Madeleine McCann was kept secret for five years after it was presented to her parents by ex-MI5 investigators.
STAND BY: GREAT STORM TO HIT BRITAIN TONIGHT Britain is facing a battering from one of the worst storms in years, Met Office forecasters warn.
City: TAX CHIEF TO BE SLAMMED OVER GOOGLE Britain's top tax inspector will come under fire from MPs t omorrow for allowing Google and other multinationals to use "immoral" tax-avoidance ploys.
SHOW CHAIN ON THE BRINK More than 1,000 jobs are on the line at Barratts, the high street shoe chain, as it scrambles for an emergency loan.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: THE OTHER ENERGY SCANDAL: TAX AVOIDANCE As Britons buckle under the pressure of soaring energy bills, The Independent on Sunday can reveal the energy companies that are saving millions by exploiting a legal tax loophole.
PAYDAY LOANS DEFENDED BY NEW CONSUMER CHAMPION The UK's newest consumer champion has unmasked herself as a "surprising" cheerleader for the contentious payday loan industry.
CARS REPOSSESSED BY LENDERS 'WORSE THAN WONGA'
Logbook loan companies that allow borrowers to secure a loan against a car are more worrying than payday lenders, according to the Financial Conduct Authority's consumer champion.
City: ABSENT UK BOSS ADDS TO SERCO'S WOES The head of the Serco's scandal-scarred division responsible for UK government contracts, is currently absent from work, adding to the group's leadership crisis.
INVESTORS SEEK SHARE SIGNS AS LLOYDS LEADS BANK REPORTING SEASON All eyes will be on Lloyds Banking Group this week as it kicks off the third-quarter reporting season for the UK's five big listed banks.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: I COULD BE DEAD BY THE MORNING X Factor star Nicholas McDonald could drop dead at any moment due to a serious heart condition.
CHRISTMAS POST CHAOS ON CARDS A leaked letter has revealed union plans to cause massive disruption to Britain's Christmas post.
BIG FAT GYPSY LOVE-IN APPEAL The next series of Take Me Out is set for a gypsy-style makeover.
Sport: JOSE'S £35M ROO YEAR RAID Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will make a £35m swoop for Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney in the New Year.
Yes! David Moyes punches the air in delight after Javier Hernandez's winner made it 3-2 for Man United against Stoke.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: POWER CUTS AND TRAVEL CHAOS A £1billion bill is feared in the wake of the devastating storm set to batter Britain tonight and bring a trail of damage, power cuts and travel chaos.
MINISTERS TO BACK HS2 AS VOTE LOOMS The Government is to promise that users of existing rail links between London and the north west will not lose out when the proposed High Speed 2 route is built.
ENERGY BILLS SOAR BUT THE WATCHDOGS ARE HAVING A GAS The watchdog set up to oversee the energy market is paying its executives six-figure salaries and dishing out large bonuses even as household fuel bills soar.
Sport: UNITED CLOSE IN ON BAINES Manchester United boss David Moyes will successfully end his £15million pursuit of Everton's England star Leighton Baines in the January transfer window.
RODGERS: SUAREZ IS SENSATION Brendan Rodgers hailed hat-trick hero Luis Suarez for a "wonderful" display as Liverpool breezed past West Brom.
OBSERVER: ENERGY GIANT RAKES IN £20M PROFIT FROM OVERESTIMATED BILLS, SAYS WHISTLEBLOWER Energy giant British Gas is siphoning off millions of pounds of extra profits annually by keeping hold of money owed to former customers who have built up credit on their accounts.
BE PREPARED FOR SUPER-GALE, UK WARNED Southern England and south Wales are on amber alert in anticipation of torrential rain and 80mph gales expected tomorrow in what could be one of the worst storms since 1987.
'FALSE' DATA ON FREE SCHOOLS ATTACKED The row over the government's flagship free schools project intensified last night as Labour accused ministers of misleading parliament by claiming that they were performing better than other schools in the state sector.
City: PART OF PIONEERS' DREAM DIES AFTER CO-OP BANK SAVED BY HEDGE FUNDS In an austere basement of a wool warehouse in Lancashire, 28 men huddled together. They had a goal: hard-working and aspirational, they wanted to find a way to help working people help themselves. They each put a week and half's wages - £1 - into a pot and formed a new group: the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers. It was 1844.
FIVE QUESTIONS THE BIG SIX POWER FIRMS MUST ANSWER On Tuesday the bosses of the big six energy companies will appear before the energy and climate change select committee.
SUNDAY MIRROR: RUNAWAY GIRL DUMPS TEACHER LOVER The schoolgirl who fled to France with teacher Jeremy Forrest has dumped him for a boy her own age.
TORIES WELFARE CHAOS IS TURNING INTO FARCE The Tories' flagship welfare reforms were in chaos yesterday as a huge backlog of fitness-to-work tests caused major delays in the new disability benefits system.
KYM CAN'T CORRIE ON WITH HER MARRIAGE Soap star Kym Marsh has filed for divorce from her actor husband Jamie Lomas.
Sport: FERGIE'S WRONG ABOUT GERRARD Zinedine Zidane has told Sir Alex Ferguson his verdict on Steven Gerrard is wrong.
UNITED VICTORY TAKES THE PEA Javier Hernandez was Manchester United's supersub hero in a fightback win over Stoke.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: SHAMEFUL In an image which will cause widespread outrage, two serving British soldiers appear to give Nazi-style salutes while standing to attention in front of the Union Flag.
GIGGLING GEORGE, BASKING IN THE RADIANT GLOW OF HIS MOTHER'S LOVE For most of his special day, His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge viewed proceedings with a kind of calm approval.
MPs COULD PUT PLEBGATE ROW OFFICER 'ON TRIAL'
A policeman accused of lying in the 'Plebgate' row involving former Cabinet Minister Andrew Mitchell faces the extraordinary prospect of being forced to make a humiliating apology to the Commons.
Sport: TOURE FACES RACISM TALKS Manchester City star Yaya Toure has been invited to talks with FIFA's anti-racism chief today over the row that has raised the prospect of a boycott of the 2018 World Cup by black players.
VICTORY FOR THE MOS IN CONCUSSION CAMPAIGN The Mail on Sunday's concussion campaign has won a major victory with the Rugby Players' Association, who represent professional players in England, announcing that they aim to introduce mandatory training for their members.
PEOPLE: IT'S WAR Charles Saatchi has declared war on ex-wife Nigella Lawson with a dramatic legal move that could reveal "the truth" about their marriage breakdown.
FUELS OF EUROPE Household gas prices in Britain have risen faster than in any other major European country.
DO A LITTLE AT A TIME... DO LITTLE BUMPS, LITTLE TOP UPS A worker at a top chain of legal high shops has been caught apparently breaking the law on drug sales.
Sport: FERGIE TELLY TUG OF WAR Sir Alex Ferguson is wanted by both ITV and the BBC as a pundit for their coverage of the World Cup in Brazil.
HERO WAYNE'S HAPPY TO TALK A GOOD DEAL Wayne Rooney scored as Manchester United came from behind to dump Stoke City 3-2.
SUN ON SUNDAY: STRICTLY SU IN FLING WITH UNI PROF Strictly Come Dancing sexbomb Susanna Reid shared a secret fling with her university politics lecturer, The Sun on Sunday can reveal.
MADDIE SUSPECTS LURED KIDS WITH PUPPY Two killer paedos - being probed over Madeleine McCann - used a puppy to lure kids.
HEROES HELPED BY HIGH STREET Our forces heroes are in line to save cash - thanks to our biggest high street brands.
Sport: PEAD OFF!
Mark Hughes was left fuming by Javier Hernandez's dramatic winner for United.
SUPER SUAREZ HITS A TREBLE Liverpool's Luis Suarez fired the Premier League's first hat-trick of the season as West Brom lost 4-1.
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