Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

What the papers say

TELEGRAPH:

CAMERON OPENS TALKS WITH CLEGG ON SECOND COALITION

David Cameron has held talks with Nick Clegg about forming a second coalition after 2015, amid growing concern in Downing Street that the Conservatives will not win the next election outright.

RARE ANIMALS THREATEN EUROPE'S LARGEST GAME BIRD WITH EXTINCTION

Europe's biggest game bird will disappear from Scotland's woodlands unless action is taken to remove another rare species that threatens it, gamekeepers have warned.

ENERGY FIRMS 'HOLD BACK CHEAP DEALS'

One of Britain's biggest energy companies is refusing to tell customers about cheaper deals unless they sign up for marketing messages, breaching guidelines backed by David Cameron.

City:

UK MAY GET £5.9BN BILL FOR EU BANK BAIL-OUT FUND

Britain could be forced to contribute 7billion euro (£5.9 billion) towards a 50 billion euro bank bail-out fund, under controversial plans being discussed by the European Commission.

LADBROKES BOSS IS TOLD HIS TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Leading investors in Ladbrokes have warned that time is "running out" for the bookmaker's chief executive, Richard Glynn, after the group issued its fourth profit warning in just over a year.

TIMES:

OSBORNE THREATENS TO PUT BRAKES ON GREEN TAXES

George Osborne tells the environmental lobby today that Britain should not be "in front of the rest of the world" in tackling climate change.

BRITON DIED TRYING TO SAVE CHILDREN IN TERROR MALL

A British marketing executive was shot dead in the Westgate massacre in Kenya after offering himself as a hostage to bargain for the lives of 33 children.

GENERATION OF SURVIVORS EXPANDS THE `100 CLUB' FIVE TIMES OVER

The "100 Club" of centenarians has grown fivefold in the past 30 years to 12,320 as the hardy generation that survived two world wars lives on.

City:

ROYAL MAIL FAST-TRACK GAMBLE COULD COST THE TREASURY £1BN

Ministers took a £1 billion gamble on outflanking striking trade unionists with the announcement of a fast-track privatisation of the Royal Mail by the middle of October.

SEALED WITH A KISS: EQUITY GROUP BUYS IN TO DRE FOR 500M DOLLARS

An American private equity firm has bought a minority stake in the premium headphones branded by the rapper and producer Dr Dre.

EXPRESS:

HOUSE PRICES RISE FOR ALL

The recovery in the housing market has finally spread across the whole of the UK.

HOW NATIONAL LOTTERY IS `WASTING' £15M ON ADS AS TICKET PRICE DOUBLES

National Lottery operator Camelot was last night accused of wasting £15million on an advertising campaign to keep up sales when the price of a ticket doubles next week.

SORRY I CAN'T SERVE YOU WINE, YOU'RE PREGNANT

A pregnant businesswoman claims she was left "humiliated" by a barman who refused to serve her a small glass of red wine after seeing her baby bump.

Sport:

GROW UP

Jose Mourinho has accused Tottenham Mourinho's Chelsea meet Villas-Boas's Spurs side at lunchtime today in the clash dubbed as 'The Master versus the Apprentice'.

KEEP IT UP NAS, OR ELSE

Manuel Pellegrini has told Samir Nasri he must maintain his good start to the season or face the axe.

MAIL:

£1,000 TAX BREAK FOR MARRIED COUPLES

Millions of married couples are to receive a tax break to recognise their 'commitment and responsibility', David Cameron reveals today.

AT LAST! CARNEY HINTS THAT HE'LL HELP SAVERS

Mark Carney yesterday declared that Britain is 'leading the pack of the major advanced economies' - only months after warning it was in 'crisis'.

DID BRITISH TRAIN GUNMAN WHO LED MALL MASSACRE?

The suspected leader of the Nairobi mall massacre may have been trained by the British military, it was claimed yesterday.

Sport:

YOU DON'T KID ME

Jose Mourinho last night accused Andre Villas-Boas of behaving 'like a kid' and told him to come clean over the reasons behind their broken friendship.

MATA: I KNOW I'M THE SPECIAL JUAN

Juan Mata insists he is not going to waste time worrying what Jose Mourinho thinks of him.

GUARDIAN:

INSPECTOR TELLS GPs: GET BETTER OR FACE CLOSURE

GP surgeries that offer inadequate care and do not open for long enough, or pose a safety risk to patients, are at risk of being closed down under a beefed-up inspection regime planned by the profession's new policeman, who also wants local doctors to offer seven-day services.

JUST 30 YEARS TO CALAMITY IF WE CARRY ON BLOWING THE CARBON BUDGET, SAYS IPCC

The world's leading climate scientists have set out in detail for the first time how much more carbon dioxide humans can pour into the atmosphere without triggering dangerous levels of climate change - and concluded that more than half of that global allowance has been used up.

TESCO'S LATEST GAFFE: THE BLOW-UP GAY BEST FRIEND

Tesco was yesterday forced to issue a second apology in three days, as it withdrew from sale the Inflatable Gay Best Friend, a novelty blow-up toy with figure-hugging pink top and blue shorts that was condemned on social media as stereotypical.

City:

OSBORNE: HELP TO BUY COULD INFLATE THE MARKET

George Osborne has conceded that his £130bn Help to Buy lending scheme could artificially inflate the housing market asking the Bank of England to monitor the initiative's effect on property prices two years earlier than scheduled.

BT BROADBAND COST TO RISE FOR MOST USERS BY UP TO 6.5%

BT is raising its broadband prices by up to 6.5% in January, months after the launch of its £1bn sports channels.

FINANCIAL TIMES:

MAY SEEKS TO LURE CHINESE TOURISTS

Theresa May, home secretary, has bowed to pressure from retailers and businesses who want to lure high-spending Chinese tourists to Britain by seeking to bring in a joint visa application for the UK and other European countries.

IT'S NOT SO GRIM UP NORTH ! HEDGE FUND BETS MILLIONS IN CHEAP PROPERTY SWOOP

New York, Monaco, Geneva and now, perhaps, Rotherham.

CLIMATE CHANGE'S 30-YEAR DEADLINE

The world only has about 30 years before temperatures rise to risky levels if it continues to burn fossil fuels at the current rate, scientists warn in a landmark report.

Companies and Markets:

BLACKBERRY EYES TURNAROUND AS IT CONFIRMS 'DISAPPOINTING' LOSS

Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's chief executive, said he was "committed" to refocusing the company after confirming a dramatic decline in sales and a near 1bn US dollars fiscal second-quarter loss, in line with the figures released a week ago.

GOOGLE FINED BY FRANCE OVER PRIVACY

French regulators have said that they will sanction Google for failing to comply with the country's privacy laws, in a challenge to the sweeping overhaul the search company made to its data handling last year.

INDEPENDENT:

FINANCIAL MARKETS 'OUR ONLY HOPE' TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

The financial markets are humanity's only hope in the battle against global warming, the world's top climate expert declared yesterday as he presented the most overwhelming case ever made that humans are responsible for rapidly increasing the Earth's temperature.

CAMERON ANNOUNCES BRITAIN IS TO HOST NEXT YEAR'S NATO SUMMIT

Britain will host next year's Nato summit, the first to be held in this country since 1990 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and the Cold War, while thawing, was still the focus of Western defence.

ROYAL MAIL TO BE PRIVATISED BEFORE PLANNED STRIKE

The privatisation of the Royal Mail will take place in mid-October, ahead of a planned strike by postal workers, the Government announced yesterday.

City:

INVESTORS DEMAND FOR ROYAL MAIL SHARES EXCEEDS SUPPLY

The Royal Mail was privatised in all but name last night as City investors placed orders for far more than the entire number of shares being offered.

BUILDERS' SHARES HIT BY OSBORNE MORTGAGES CLIMBDOWN

George Osborne's climbdown over his incoming state mortgage subsidy programme depressed the shares of house builders yesterday.

STAR:

DIANA'S SECRET TAPE FOR KATE

Princess Diana made a secret tape for Prince William and his future wife Kate because she feared for her life.

BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR

Strictly bosses fear there will be blood on the dancefloor as this year's celebs declare war on the judges.

1D HARRY'S BLONDE CASINO HONEYTRAP

Big spender Harry Styles was the target of a casino babe while he gambled at the roulette table.

Sport:

COWARD

Jose Mourinho fell out with Andre V illas-Boas after discovering he had been bad-mouthing him behind his back, it was claimed last night.

GUS EYES JOL JOB

Fulham could rival Sunderland for Gus Poyet - with Martin Jol battling to keep his job.

SUN:

PM AIDE NICKED OVER RAPE

The Tory Party was rocked last night after a senior figure was arrested over an alleged rape of a teenage girl.

I'LL NEVER FREE BEASTS

Chris Grayling today vows to defy an order by Euro judges to give our worst killers the chance of parole - teeing up another clash with Strasbourg.

GAZZA HAZZA HACKER HORROR

Fallen idol Paul Gascoigne was furious last night after hackers drained his bank account of up to £50,000.

Sport:

EVERY LOVES ME... EXCEPT JOSE!

Juan Mata insists Chelsea's players and fans love him - even if the manager doesn't.

CHILDISH

Jose Mourinho has rapped 'kid' Andre Villas-Boas for going public on their fall-out.

MIRROR:

CAMERON'S TORY CHUM QUIZZED ON RAPE CLAIM

One of David Cameron's closest allies was yesterday arrested on rape claims.

WIDOW'S TEARS AS PAIR DENY KILLING LEE RIGBY

The widow of soldier Lee Rigby wept in court yesterday as she watched the two men accused of killing him plead not guilty.

GET YER COAT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge finally unveiled their joint coat of arms yesterday after two years of marriage.

Sport:

SAY IT TO MY FACE

Jose Mourinho last night branded Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas a tale-telling "kid".

MOYES: PERFORM OR YOU ARE OUT

David Moyes has told his Manchester United stars they must raise their game or lose their place.

i:

CAMERON PUTS ANOTHER £400M INTO CONTROVERSIAL CANCER DRUG SCHEME

David Cameron will announce today that an extra £400m of government money will be allocated to extend a cancer drugs scheme condemned by some doctors as a "triumph of political expediency over rationality".

BRITAIN TO HOST NATO SUMMIT AS IT ADAPTS TO SLIMMED-DOWN MILITARY

Britain will host next year's Nato summit, the first to be held in this country since 1990 when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister and the Cold War was still the focus of Western defence.

'BROWN KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I WAS DOING WHEN I LEAKED DETAILS OF BUDGET STORIES'

Damian McBride, the spin doctor to Gordon Brown who undermined his fellow cabinet ministers, has admitted that the former Prime Minister knew about many of his "activities".

City:

INVESTORS DEMAND FOR ROYAL MAIL SHARES EXCEEDS SUPPLY

The Royal Mail was privatised in all but name last night as City investors placed orders for far more than the entire number of shares being offered.

BUILDERS' SHARES HIT BY OSBORNE'S MORTGAGES CLIMBDOWN

George Osborne's climbdown over his incoming state mortgage subsidy programme depressed the shares of house builders yesterday.

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