What the papers say – January 16
The death of Cyrille Regis is also making the headlines.
The collapse of Carillion, a court judgment on the death of Poppi Worthington and tributes to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan all feature on the front of Tuesday’s nationals.
Under the headline “Carillion’s Gazillions”, the Metro leads on the fall of the construction giant, saying thousands of jobs have been put at risk, with workers in schools, hospitals and prisons left “relying on the taxpayer to ensure they continue to be paid”.
The Daily Mirror calls it “another fatcat scandal”, with “yet again” bosses receiving “massive bonuses”. Cyrille Regis, who yesterday died at the age of 59, also features on the front page with the paper hailing the former footballer as an “inspirational hero”.
Carillion bosses’ bonuses also lead the Independent. It says the bosees face an investigation while Jeremy Corbyn is quoted as saying it is a “watershed moment” for privatisation.
Meanwhile, The Financial Times says the Government “scrambled” yesterday in a bid to contain the fallout of the Carillion collapse, but that there was little relief for workers on the firm’s purely private sector contracts.
The Sun and Daily Telegraph reports on a coroner’s conclusion that 13-month-old toddler Poppi Worthington was was sexually assaulted before her death in December 2012.
After a “five-year nightmare”, The Sun says the girl’s mother “demanded the toddler’s dad face trial”.
In the Guardian and Daily Mail, Dolores O’Riordan is pictured after news of her death on Monday. The musician was in London for a recording session when she died suddenly at the age of 46.
The Mail also leads on retailer Iceland’s commitment to eliminate plastic packaging for all its own brand products within five years.
The Guardian front page, Tuesday 16 January 2018: Scramble to save jobs as Carillion crisis deepens pic.twitter.com/hMBxU8qexy— The Guardian (@guardian) January 15, 2018