- 1. CAMERON 'DIVIDE AND RULE'
- 2. SUN ON SUNDAY TO RISE NEXT WEEKEND
- 3. SOUTHERN ENGLAND FACES DROUGHT
- 4. LORD LUCAN CLAIM NONSENSE SAYS WIFE
- 5. LLOYDS BANK CLAWS BACK BONUSES
- 6. WORLD'S FIRST 'TEST-TUBE BURGER'
- 7. HAYE AND CHISORA COULD FACE JAIL
- 8. ISRAEL WARNED NOT TO HIT IRAN
- 9. LIVERPOOL REACH FA CUP QUARTERS
- 10. HOT TICKET: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
1. CAMERON 'DIVIDE AND RULE'
David Cameron has been accused of "divide and rule" for not inviting the BMA and the Royal College of Nursing to today's Downing Street summit at which the NHS reforms will be discussed. Health secretary was jostled and jeered outside Downing Street as he arrived.
2. SUN ON SUNDAY TO RISE NEXT WEEKEND
The Sun On Sunday is to publish for the first time this weekend, News International has announced. Rupert Murdoch will be in London to oversee the launch. "We will have to act quickly over the coming days," chief executive Tom Mockridge told staff. "This is our moment."
Subscribe to The Week
Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.
3. SOUTHERN ENGLAND FACES DROUGHT
Much of southern England is officially in a state of drought and Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has been hosting talks on the issue. In some parts of the South East groundwater levels are already lower than those during the dry summer of 1976. Hosepipe bans look inevitable this spring and summer.
4. LORD LUCAN CLAIM NONSENSE SAYS WIFE
Lady Lucan has dismissed as “nonsense” a claim made in a BBC documentary tonight that after bludgeoning the couple’s nanny to death in 1974 her husband, Lord Lucan, started a new life in Africa. A former PA to Lucan’s friend John Aspinall says she was asked to organise trips so that Lucan could observe his two eldest children.
5. LLOYDS BANK CLAWS BACK BONUSES
Lloyds is to claw back the bonuses of senior executives to reflect the £3.2bn in losses incurred by the bank as a result of the payment protection insurance (PPI) scandal. Eric Daniels, former CEO of Lloyds, will lose at least £360,000 from his 2010 bonus of £1.45m. Four other former and serving directors will be stripped of around £250,000.
6. WORLD'S FIRST 'TEST-TUBE BURGER'
Dutch scientists who have been growing meat in a lab hope to serve up the first 'in vitro' hamburger in Maastricht in October. Strips of cow muscle have been grown from stem cells and will be minced with synthetic fat abd blood. Heston Blumenthal could be asked to cook the burger, that will have cost £200,000 to produce.
7. HAYE AND CHISORA COULD FACE JAIL
British boxers Dereck Chisora and David Haye could face jail after their disgraceful brawl in Germany, according to the authorities there. The pair fought at a press conference after Chisora's heavyweight bout on Saturday. The pair now face calls to be banned from the sport for life.
8. ISRAEL WARNED NOT TO HIT IRAN
The UK and US have warned Israel against attacking Iran's nuclear facilities. “I don’t think a wise thing at this moment is for Israel to launch a military attack on Iran,” said William Hague. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, said an attack "at this time would be destabilising".
9. LIVERPOOL REACH FA CUP QUARTERS
Liverpool set-up an FA Cup quarter-final tie with Stoke by beating Brighton 6-1 yesterday. Elsewhere in the competition, Arsenal are out after losing to Sunderland, while both Chelsea and Tottenham face replays after drawing with Birmingham and Stevenage respectively.
10. HOT TICKET: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Jonathan Church’s stage adaptation of the classic movie musical Singin’ in the Rain has opened at London’s Palace Theatre to strong reviews. Adam Cooper and Scarlett Strallen follow in the footsteps of Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in the tale of a silent movie company struggling with the rise of talkies.
Continue reading for free
We hope you're enjoying The Week's refreshingly open-minded journalism.
Subscribed to The Week? Register your account with the same email as your subscription.