Paper review: Third Heathrow runway under consideration

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Media captionA look at the first editions of the UK papers

A potential expansion of Heathrow airport makes headlines in the press.

The Observer understands that "radical options" are being urgently considered by the government to increase airport capacity in the south-east of England.

The paper says David Cameron and George Osborne are re-examining the policy of ruling out a third runway at Heathrow.

The Independent on Sunday claims that the chancellor has persuaded the prime minister to put the expansion of Heathrow "back on the table".

The Mail on Sunday has the first interview with Kath Rathband since her husband David took his own life.

She recalls being told that the policeman had been shot in the face by the fugitive, Raoul Moat.

Thatcher regrets

The Sunday Express and the Sunday Telegraph are reporting that new rules are coming into force next month to deal with illegal travellers' sites.

As a result, new traveller settlements on green belt land will be banned.

A Conservative grandee, Lord Spicer, has revealed to the Telegraph that Lady Thatcher wished she had put her family before politics.

He says that in 1995 she told him she would not have entered politics if "she had her time over again".

The Sun Sunday reports on a letter by Home Secretary Theresa May, sent to Nick Clegg.

In it she says there will be new measures to bring down numbers of immigrants from outside the European Union.


The Sunday Times is reporting that one of the chancellor's Budget measures has prompted HM Revenue and Customs to launch a public consultation on what can be defined as a bread product.

George Osborne has extended VAT of 20% on all "hot" takeaway foods. But the Times reports that bakers say there is no exact definition of bread.

The Sunday Mirror reports how some seaside amusement arcades face closure.

This follows tax changes made on fruit machines in the Budget.

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