Andrew Marr photographed fondling woman in Soho street

From the Sunday papers: from Andrew Marr's alleged indiscretion to the bootlegger's son tipped to be Archbishop

LAST UPDATED AT 11:14 ON Sun 9 Sep 2012

BBC POLITICAL journalist Andrew Marr, who is married with three children, was photographed fondling an unidentified woman outside a bar in London’s Soho in the early hours of yesterday morning, according to the Sunday Mirror. A witness said: “I spotted them hugging and kissing up against the fence. They were there for a few minutes. Eventually they went back into the bar and stayed until closing time before leaving together.”...
· Andrew Marr denies affair: 'it was just a drunken clinch' 

A CONSERVATIVE minister says the government should "salute" wealth creation and "stop thinking of new ways to tax it". The new minister of state for business Michael Fallon told The Sunday Telegraph he wants an end to the “politics of envy in this country", arguing that entrepreneurs "risk their own money to create jobs for other people"…

THE SON of a Prohibition-era bootlegger has been tipped as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, The Sunday Times reports. Eton-educated Justin Welby, 56, was ordained in 1992 after a career which culminated in his becoming an oil executive. He has been Bishop of Durham for just one year, but senior Anglican Church sources say he is now the preferred candidate. The news will be a blow to the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, who was the favourite to succeed Rowan Williams...

A CORGI belonging to the Queen that appeared in the James Bond sketch at the Olympics opening ceremony has died, the Mail on Sunday reports. Monty, 13, was filmed with two other corgis, Holly and Willow, along with 007 actor Daniel Craig and the Queen. The dogs ran down the stairs and rolled over to show their tummies before Monty watched as a helicopter carrying his mistress and Craig took off...

HYENAS might be as intelligent as some primates, The Sunday Telegraph reports. Scientists found the highly social animals are able to assess their chances of beating a rival pack by listening calls from their comrades which ‘count’ the number of enemies. Dr Sarah Benson-Amram of the University of St Andrews said: “Hyenas innovative and able to solve new technical problems. Spotted hyenas are also quite adept at solving social problems, and have demonstrated cognitive abilities on par with those of some primates.”...

FORMER X-FACTOR judge Cheryl Cole made a surprise comeback to the ITV talent show last night as Gary Barlow’s adviser in the judges’ house stage, The Sun on Sunday reports. Barlow reportedly went behind X-Factor boss Simon Cowell’s back to recruit Cole, who became a judge on the US X-Factor last year before being unceremoniously ditched...

NEW HEALTH secretary Jeremy Hunt personally intervened to speed up the takeover of NHS hospitals in his Surrey constituency by a private company, The Observer reports. Hunt asked for assurances from NHS Surrey earlier this year that the £650m deal with Virgin Care would be signed swiftly. Labour shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said the news meant people “will be worried that what happened in Surrey will happen to the rest of the NHS under Mr Hunt's leadership”...

TONY BLAIR is to be paid $1m for just three hours’ work, The Sunday Times reports. The former British PM is said to have brokered the world’s biggest corporate takeover, involving commodities giant Glencore and mining giant Xstrata, at a meeting at Claridge’s hotel in Mayfair, London. The talks had been going on since November, but Blair, a veteran of Northern Ireland’s Good Friday peace deal negotiations resolved the companies’ differences in hours... · 

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