British national newspapers: 25 October 2015

Tony Blair says “Sorry” for Iraq, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is targeted by a stalker, Rita Ora says she was sexually assaulted when she was 14, and research which claims fillings can rot your teeth, are all stories which make the front pages today (Sunday October 25, 2015).

Independent on Sunday 25 October 2015Jeremy Corbyn is set for his first major victory in the House of Commons over VAT on feminine hygiene products according to the Independent on Sunday.

However, it isn’t all good news for the labour leader as they claim he will also facesa potential leadership challenge next year.

It also says that Chancellor George Osborne’s desire to cut the deficit “on the backs of the working poor is wrong”.

Sunday Times 25 October 2015The Sunday Times leads on the TalkTalk cyber attack, with a report that the telecoms company facing legals claims from customers over how it handled the incident. It sees this episode as a “wake-up call” that has exposed complacency over online security.

It also highlights novelist Martin Amis’ criticism of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and claims there are legitimate questions about the plans to cut tax credits. It reports that George Osbourne is considering raising the personal income tax level and bringing in National Insurance changes “to buy off his critics”.

The Sun: October 25, 2015

The Sun on Sunday carries an interview with pop star Rita Ora in which she claims a 26-year-old man groomed and sexually abused her when she was 14.

Inside, Home Secretary Theresa May writes about why she is fighting for greater powers to monitor internet and phone use, and reveals how in 2010, GCHQ uncovered a plot to down a UK passenger jet.

Mail on Sunday October 25 2015The Mail on Sunday leads with overage of a CNN interview with Tony Blair about the Iraq conflict. It claims the former prime minister has “finally said sorry” over his decision to go to war in 2003.

The Mail also reports that the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is dating model Jerry Hall and in its leader column it says removing tax credits too abruptly hurts “exactly the kind of voters the government wants to encourage” and the chancellor may be able to offer tweaks without looking like he has made a u-turn.

Sunday Mirror 25 October 2015The Sunday Mirror reports police have served a woman who has been turning up outside Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch’s London home with a harassment notice.

It also claims that actor Ross Kemp is set to return to EastEnders as hard man Grant Mitchell in a storyline involving his alcoholic brother Phil.

Elsewhere, SPECTRE star Naomi Harris reveals she could have died in a real life action scene.

The Observer 25 October 2015The Observer reports that former Conservative minister David Willetts has accused the government of creating a “country for older generations”.

It also says a growing number of experts are concerned that regulators are not doing enough to make it clear to women in their late 30s and 40s who use specialist fertility clinics what their chances of becoming pregnant are.

Sunday Telegraph 25 October 2015The Sunday Telegraph reports that George Osborne is facing a Cabinet backlash over his plan to cut tax credits. It says that three ministers are concerned the policy could be seen as “penalising” the working poor and undermining years of effort to dispel the image of the Tories..

Tory minister Robert Halfon supports Mr Osborne’s move away from the “high welfare, high tax, low wage economy created by Labour”, but Simon Heffer wonders if opposition to the changes could derail The Chancellors ambition to lead the Conservatives.

Sunday Express 25 October 2015The Sunday Express highlights Norwegian research suggesting fillings can do more harm than good. The study, published in the Journal of Dentistry, found the initial treatment can lead to infection in neighbouring teeth.

Also, Home Office adviser Sally Leivesley suggests hackers now pose more of a threat to world security than nuclear weapons due to their potential ability to infiltrate defence systems and shut down power grids.

Sunday People 25 October 2015The Sunday People reports that British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are examining photographs taken by a businessman who was holidaying in the resort where she disappeared in 2007.

Inside, David Beckham pays tribute to ‘brave and inspirational’ Kirsty Howard who has died aged just 20.

The Star 25 October 2015The Daily Star leads with the claim that former Hollyoaks and Casualty star Gemma Atkinson was propositioned by a sheikh after he saw a photograph of her.