Sunday, 30 October 2011

Tributes to Sir Jim,cover up at St Paul's and the great Saturday Mail scam-The Sunday papers

The face of Sir Jimmy Savile who died yesterday at the age of 84 is on may of the front pages.

The Sunday Times describes him as one of the best-known figures of the television age,who used his fame well and adds that he was also one of this country’s most effective philanthropists.

A proper British eccentric is how the Mail on Sunday describes him whilst the People who are the only paper to lead with the story says that Sir Jimmy, who was in hospital earlier this month with ­pneumonia, is believed to have died in his sleep during the night, just two days before his 85th ­birthday.

The headlines reflect a lot of what has been going on this week.

The Independent on Sunday claims that clerics at St Paul's cathedral have suppressed a highly critical report into the moral standards of bankers.

The paper adds that the report, based on a survey of 500 City workers who were asked whether they thought they were worth their lucrative salaries and bonuses, was due to be published last Thursday, the day that the Canon Chancellor of St Paul's, Giles Fraser, resigned in protest at the church's tough stance.

The Telegraph turns its attention to Syria with an interview with its president, Bashar al-Assad who warns the West that action against his country would cause an "earthquake" that would "burn the whole region".

The interview came as thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets in two Syrian cities on Friday to demand the imposition of a Libyan-style no-fly zone over the country.

Europe has been at the top of the news agenda for most of the week and the Observer carries an interview with Nick Clegg who tells the paper that the coalition will not take back powers from Brussels and calls EU debate a 'dangerous distraction'

Meanwhile the Times carries a waring from Isabel Oakeshott the Europe minister who warns of an inherent risk the euro crisis will split the region into two camps, leaving the UK at a disadvantage.

It leads with the news that all women are to get right to caesareans.The paper says that the NHS will have to make the operation available to all healthy women, according to new guidelines on birth choice to be published next week.

The Sunday Mirror looks to the events in the Bristol courtroom that saw Joanna Yeates' killer found guilty of murder on Friday.It reports that another girl had a narrow escape.

The vice girl’s detailed account, says the paper, ­provides a disturbing insight into the mind of a man we now know liked to watch violent pornography showing women being choked during sex.

Princess Butterfly, 23, is now haunted by the parallels between her bizarre sex session and Jo’s ­murder just 15 days later.

Meanwhile the Mail reports that how the parents of Tabak's former gilrfriend Tanja Morson told of her lucky escape from the 33-year-old Dutchman and how they are thanking a 'guardian angel' that she is still alive.

It leads with an exclusive,claiming that confidential documents leaked to it reveal that the postal service has stopped giving priority to first-class letters and packages posted on Saturdays.

The move says the paper means that the company has already made an estimated £4 million from customers needlessly putting first-class stamps on post that has been treated the same as second class.

The Sunday Express leads with the news that the army have been put on alert this winter to save the frail and elderly if this winter is as devastating as last year.

It says that health secretary Andrew Lansley will unveil the country’s first co-ordinated Cold Weather Plan on Tuesday.

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