Friday, 2 December 2011

Fuel poverty,banks on the brink(again) Clarkson apologies and Marilyn in 3D-Friday's papers

More bad news on the economy continues to dominate the papers this Friday morning.

The Guardian reveals on its front page that a quarter of all households in England and Wales have now fallen into fuel poverty following an autumn of steep increases in energy bills and stagnating incomes.

Millions afraid to turn up the heating says the Express as says the paper greedy energy suppliers rip us off to the tune of more than £1billion.

Meanwhile on the macro scale,it is still all hands to the pumps.The Governor of the Bank of England warned yesterday says the Independent that banks must cut bonuses and use the money they save to protect themselves from the eurozone debt crisis.

The Times adds that the debt crisis has placed Britain in an “extraordinarily dangerous” situation.Asked about the possible impact of a disintegration of the euro, the Governor of the Bank of England said that British authorities were preparing for a wide array of contingencies.

The Mail believes that as a result of his comments,mortgage rates are set to soar adding that the Financial Stability Report raised the spectre of a rerun of the last credit crunch that crippled the banking system and plunged the global economy into recession.

Meanwhile says the Guardian,Nicolas Sarkozy has called for a new European treaty to save the single currency and to revive a European Union from fragmenting in its worst ever crisis.

The Telegraph leads with news that a report from the Royal College of Physicians has discovered that NHS doctors are failing to inform up to half of families that their loved ones have been put on a scheme to help end their lives

Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses are being placed on a “death pathway”, almost double the number just two years ago says the paper.

Jeremy Clarkson's comments about striking public sector workers continue to attract the headlines.The Mirror reports that he was yesterday forced to ­apologise for his TV rant even though he had refused to say sorry for his crass remarks.

Furious BBC bosses threatened ­disciplinary action and he made a humiliating U-turn hours later says the paper.

He tells The Sun that "I caused grave offence. I hope people can find it in their hearts to forgive me."

The Times reports that a £30m police trial has collapsed.The paper says that the case against eight former police officers accused of fabricating evidence against three men for the murder of Lynnette White, a Cardiff prostitute, was abandoned after a judge said that it had become “irretrievably unfair” to the defendants.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, yesterday ordered a "full and detailed" review into the failings of the prosecution of the South Wales Police officers adds the Independent

After the storming of Britain's Iranian embassy,European foreign ministers sought to maximise pressure on Iran’s economy adding 180 individuals and entities to their sanctions list, but stopping short of an oil embargo says the Telegraph.

Finally the Times reports that new 3-D images of Marilyn Monroe have been put up for sale and are set to fetch more than £50,000 at auction in California.

The images were taken by Lani Carlson at a launch party for her hit song Marilyn in San Diego in 1952, and include Monroe posing in front of a giant sheet of music.

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