Harry Styles is a ‘bonking machine’ says Ed Miliband

From the Sunday papers: from Ed’s assessment of 1D singer to Boris and Dave’s Sunday lunch

LAST UPDATED AT 10:57 ON Sun 30 Sep 2012

HARRY STYLES is a “bonking machine” according to Ed Miliband. The Labour leader reportedly made the remark when he saw a One Direction calendar on the wall of his secretary, the Mail on Sunday reports. The 18-year-old pop star is frequently linked with older women in the tabloid press following a fling with 32-year-old TV presenter Caroline Flack...

LUXURY department store Fortnum & Mason is investigating footage filmed by activists which allegedly shows animal cruelty at two farms and an abattoir belonging to a cooperative that supplies it with foie gras. According to the Observer, the video - filmed by Peta - shows geese that are unable to stand because they have been force fed so much and slaughter of birds that have not been stunned – in contravention of French law…

FIVE women claim in an ITV documentary that the late BBC TV presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused them when they were children in the 1970s, the Sunday Mirror reports. One woman says she was 15 when she lost her virginity to the Top of the Pops presenter in a London hotel. Another claims she sat on Savile’s knee in his caravan on school grounds before he put his hand up her jumper and groped her breast. When she complained to teachers she was allegedly put in an “isolation unit” for two days…

DAVID CAMERON is having Boris Johnson over to Chequers for Sunday lunch today – a week before the Conservative conference begins in Birmingham, the Sunday Telegraph reports. The Prime Minister and London mayor are at odds over a range of policies, including a third Heathrow runway and an EU referendum and some Tories are said to want Boris to challenge Cameron for the leadership. A source close to Boris said he was “relaxed” about the lunch…

ANDREW MARR has been accused of ignoring Jesus in his BBC series History of the World, the Mail on Sunday reports. While the series does cover Christianity, it picks up the story after the death of Jesus. Meanwhile, the life of the Indian warrior Ashoka, who converted to Buddhism and helped spread the faith, will be covered. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, said the omission of Jesus showed the BBC is “cavalier and unsympathetic in its treatment of Christianity”…

SCHOOLGIRL Megan Stammers was tracked down after Jeremy Forrest, the maths teacher with whom she ran away to France, used a fake CV to apply for a job as a bar singer, the Sunday Telegraph reports. Staff at the HMS Victory pub in Bordeaux tipped off police after they recognised the pair. Stammers had reportedly used the passport of Forrest’s wife to board a cross-channel ferry…

JULIAN ASSANGE has revealed he wore make-up when he appeared on the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London six weeks ago after burning himself while trying to develop a tan with a UVB light. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, the WikiLeaks boss says the “stability” of his confinement in a single room of the embassy is “becoming annoying”. Intriguingly, the Mail’s interviewer writes: “I am not permitted to tell you the precise nature of the safety equipment he keeps close to his bed, nor of the contents of the documents and diagrams pinned to his wall.”…

BESTSELLING ebooks cost up to a third more than their equivalent hardback versions, according to The Sunday Times, which found that the new JK Rowling book The Casual Vacancy costs £11.99 in ebook form, but can be bought for £9 on Amazon as a hardback. However, the biggest differences were found in non-fiction titles. Many have questioned the high price of ebooks, says the paper, and the European Commission is currently investigating the market… · 

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