News review


Sky News

– Insurers must ‘step up’ to help victims


City AM

– EU Finance Tax to wipe £3.6bn off UK savings

– Salmond is a man without a plan, warns chancellor

– Lars Seier Christensen: Europe has reached a turning point – we now need to rescue it from the EU


Daily Telegraph

– Costly to deny Scots pound, says Salmond

Delay NHS database until public is clear, say experts 

– I’ll visit every affected area, says Cameron as he defends floods response 

– George Freeman MP: The data revolution is good for your health


Daily Express

NHS medicine ban if you are ‘too old’


Daily Mail

– Labour to build four new towns in the south: Miliband unveils plans to plug housing shortage in the region

– Revealed, Labour’s plot to unseat Clegg 

– Middle-class British pupils are worse at maths than children of Shanghai cleaners

How UK squanders £27m fighting global warming in China

– Maria Miller could make £1m on second home

– 190,000 homes built in flood zones… with river quango backing

– The headteachers who are earning £170,000 a year

Stop blaming EU for your migrant problems: Top Eurocrat accuses PM of ‘distorting facts’


The Times

Lib Dems axe pledges for coalition deal

‘IRA’ claims it sent bombs to army recruitment centres 

Storm-ravaged coalition risks disaster at the polls


The Guardian

– Churchill’s spirit raised for a united Europe [by Viviane Reding]

ATOS may be ousted from fit-for-work contract

– Business chiefs (IoD and CBI) attack Salmond over plans for currency union

– Defences in flood-hit Thames Valley among schemes with funding cuts

– Yvette Cooper tells May she will support reform of police stop and search

Co-Op group accused of endangering political party (Labour affiliated Co-Op party)

– Campaigners urge chancellor to stand firm on alcohol tax rises


The Independent

– Tory Councils will ignore pleas and impose tax rises

– Peers face ban on lobbying for ‘money or rewards’ after expose


Daily Events

House of Commons

– In Recess


House of Lords

– In Recess



– Inflation figures for January are published by the Office for National Statistics.

– Office for National Statistics (ONS) releases its house price study for December.

– 1330 CARDIFF: Welsh Assembly Plenary. Plenary session of the Welsh Assembly. Includes questions to First Minister Carwyn Jones.

– 1600 GLASGOW: Voting closes in rector election. US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been granted asylum in Russia, has been nominated as university rector by a group of students. There is no requirement to be present at the university to take up the position. Former champion cyclist Graeme Obree, writer Alan Bissett and Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth are also in the running.

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