Sunday Round Up: Riots, Twitter, BlackBerry, Joey Barton, Piers Morgan, Monty Python, phone hacking, William Wallace

This weeks Sunday Round up includes media reports on an investigation into whether police could have been helped by BlackBerry to trace rioters, a spat on Twitter between Joey Barton and Piers Morgan and a new TV programme created about the making of Monty Python's Life of Brian.

The Mail on Sunday reports on an investigation into whether BlackBerry handsets have a secret code which would allow police to identify those who planned the riots across London, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester this week. The newspaper claims that during its research, its reporters were mocked by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and ‘forcibly’ removed from BlackBerry headquarters.

Key witnesses in the phone hacking scandal could be recalled by the Commons Committee this week, says the Sunday Express. Three former News International executives are expected to be recalled, although chairman James Murdoch is not expected to invited to return for further questioning.

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has entered into a Twitter spat with CNN presenter Piers Morgan after the broadcaster compared Barton to diver Tom Daley, says The Metro. Arsenal fan Morgan made the claim after Barton fell to the ground having been slapped by the club’s new striker Gervinho, which resulted in his sending off during the 0-0 draw yesterday.

The story behind the making of Monty Python’s Life of Brian has been turned into a TV programme according to The Observer. Holy Flying Circus has been filmed by BBC4, examining the making resulting controversy caused by the 1979 film.

Retail guru Mary Portas will release her own fashion collection later this week, says the Sunday Express. The collection, which will target women over the age of 40, will be showcased at House of Fraser’s flagship store on Oxford Street on Thursday.

A ban on using Twitter has been put in place by organisers of the History Festival to avoid participant sending tweets containing secret information about the re-enactment of a historic battle between Scotland and England. Scotland on Sunday quotes the man playing William Wallace in the battle, who has the twitter account William Wallace 1, as saying he felt the ban imposed by the Medieval Clydesdale Group as ‘over the top’.

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