Friday, 14 August 2009

Friday's papers

The Times leads with the forore over the possiblr freeing of the man jailed for the Lockerbie bombing.

The paper says that

A bitter transatlantic row broke out last night after the Obama Administration and relatives of Americans killed in the Lockerbie bombing reacted furiously to the expected release of the one man convicted of the attack.

There is much comment in the papers about it but no feature it as a lead.

The Guardian has been told that David Cameron plans big cuts in ministers' pay if the Tories win the election.

The Conservative party high command have calculated that if they are to push through cuts in public services, their politicians have to show they are prepared to "take a financial hit".

Meanwhile the Telegraph reports that healthy children and pensioners will not be among the first groups to be vaccinated against swine flu,

The first vaccinations will begin in Britain in October and first in line will be the 4.77million people aged between six months and 65-years who have underlying health conditions.

there are claims that the programme is being rushed through without sufficient testing says the Mail

The vaccines are undergoing a fast-track testing process, with trials in England and Europe.
However, safety trials will not involve any children under three, despite babies and toddlers with underlying health problems being first in the queue for jabs.

The recession is over says the Express

In a welcome blast of optimism, two senior economists said that the country has pulled out of the slump and economic growth has returned.

Finally the Independent looks at the case of Daniel Fitzsimons, who is accused of killing two people in Baghdads' green zone whom the paper says

was hired despite being sacked from another security firm and having a long history of psychiatric illness,

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