A round up from today’s newspapers including Elisabeth Murdoch’s decision on joining the News Corp board, a report on how using the internet can make people more socially active, and H&M bringing more brands to the UK.
The Pembrokeshire Pasty & Pie Company has announced that it is planning a national roll-out. The Sunday Telegraph reported that Dominic Spencer-Churchill is backing the plan.
A Skills Development Scotland report aimed at helping Scotland match the level of e-commerce in the rest of the UK is being withheld by the Scottish Government, the Sunday Herald has said. Industry specialists have said they fear the report will be ‘watered down’.
Elisabeth Murdoch has rejected joining the News Corp board, the Scotsman on Sunday has reported. She told the board of directors yesterday that joining would be ‘inappropriate’. Her nomination to the board had been planned earlier in this year, and other directors have agreed that given the phone hacking allegations the appointment should be delayed.
Swedish fashion company H&M is to bring three brands to the UK in a move which could help the British retail sector. Monki, Weekday and Cheap Monday are in talks to move into a former Boots shop on Carnaby Street. The Sunday Independent has said that the Monki brand will be sold in Selfridges from next month.
Radio 5 Live’s head of development, Rhian Roberts is reported to have expressed concerns that the move to Salford could make it ‘sound like a local radio station’ according to documents obtained from a FoI request. The Mail on Sunday has reported that Roberts said the move could downgrade the station from being a national news provider with the possibility of links to BBC Newsgathering becoming weaker.