Monday, 14 November 2011

Super Mario,Indian guinea pigs,Olympic fears,X factor and dust mites-Monday's papers

A mixed bag of stories on the front pages this Monday morning.

The Guardian leads with the story that the United States is to to provide protection for America's contestants and diplomats at the London Olympics after expressing fears that the UK has had to restrict the scope of anti-terrorism "stop and search" powers.

The Independent leads on the story of how drugs companies exploit Indian 'guinea pigs'.

The paper claims that Western pharmaceutical companies have seized on India over the
past five years as a testing ground for drugs and today more than 150,000 people are involved in at least 1,600 clinical trials, conducted on behalf of British, American and European firms.

The Times reports the comments of Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury who is backing what critics regard as illegal positive discrimination to break the stranglehold of white men at the top of the judiciary.

He has told the paper that wants to use a controversial new law to allow those appointing judges to favour women or ethnic minority candidates over white men when there are two otherwise equal applicants.

According to the Telegraph the Prime Minister will warn today that Britain is facing a “hidden crisis” because schools in prosperous areas are failing to push middle-class children to reach their full potential.

Will Super Mario save the Eurozone? Mario Monti, a tough former EU Competition Commissioner who earned his nickname by breaking Microsoft’s monopoly, was asked to form a unity government to save Italy,and the euro,from meltdown says the Times.

Meanwhile the Telegraph reports the comments of George Osborne who warned yesterday that France is facing questions over its economy

More bad economic news as the Guardian reports that the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has predicted that the employment situation would get worse for the rest of the year.

The tabloids have X factor fever.Watt a shambles says The Sun reporting that Axed Amelia Lily was favourite to win X Factor last night after an astonishing comeback,ending a shambolic week for the ITV show which included a mystery power outage delay the start of Saturday night's show by 16 minutes.

X Factor at war says the Mirror as it reports that two huge bust-ups threw X Factor into further turmoil last night – the fallouts capping a chaotic weekend that was dogged by fix allegations and power failures.

The Express reports on yet another wonder drug that will cure cancer.

The radical new drug,says the paper, will bring fresh hope to patients with aggressive and deadly tumours and could be available in as little as five years.

The Mail reports on how bailiffs broke into house,sprayed chemicals into a dog's eyes during a 7am raid over an unpaid gas billthat was owed by former tenant

According to the paper,flatmates Matthew Swale and Melanie Cunningham were terrified when they woke early one morning to discover a hoodie-wearing gang armed with crowbars hammering on their front door and shouting obscenities.
And the couple were even more distraught after the unknown intruders sprayed chemicals through their letterbox in a bid to subdue Matthew's anxious labrador.

Finally the Independent claims that the country is on the verge of an allergy epidemic

House dust mite,says the report is behind an unprecedented rise in household allergies, with at least 12 million Britons allergic to their own homes.

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