Insights from the UK and beyond
DAILY MAIL: Father of Four Taken to Court and Fined…Because he Overfilled his Wheelie-Bin by Just Four Inches
Bus driver Gareth Corkhill collected a conviction and a 210 pound fine after he declined to pay a council on-the-spot fine for leaving the lid of his wheelie bin ajar four inches. Story here.
THE TIMES: Judges Set to Deliver Fresh Blow on Terror
Gordon Brown was facing a new battle over key anti-terrorism laws this week with the High Court set to rule against powers to freeze suspects’ bank accounts, the paper said. Story here.
The Sun: Harry Meets His Hero
Prince Harry, who served in Afghanistan, is pictured smiling and relaxing with wounded soldiers recovering in the Forces rehab centre in Surrey. Story here.
The Independent: Can the Bank’s 50bn Pounds Save the Economy?
The newspaper’s Hamish McRae explains in a typical Independent comment-style front page that the Treasury and Bank of England’s line of credit may not be enough to keep the supply of mortgages flowing. Story here.
Daily Express: Miracle Surgery Lets the Blind See
The paper looks at how British doctors carried out pioneering surgery to restore the eyesight of two blind patients. Story here.
The Guardian: You’re Dragging Us to the Edge, Labour Rebels Warned
Gordon Brown moved to stop a potentially damaging backbench budget rebellion with a contrite address to Labour MPs and a promise to hold a review before the autumn on the impact of the abolition of the 10p tax rate. Story here.
The Financial Times: King Rules Out Return to Risky Mortgages
The paper quoted Bank of England governor Mervyn King insisting that the housing market will not see a return to the profligate mortgage lending practices of the past few years while he announced a massive operation to support liquidity in British banks. Story here.
Daily Mirror: Show Some Heart
Chancellor Alistair Darling was going to tell bank chiefs to go easy on families who fall behind with their mortgages, the paper said. Story here.