What the Sunday papers say

SUNDAY TIMES:

PUTIN GOES TO BRINK OF WAR

Ukraine has warned that Russia could be planning a full-scale invasion of its country after a referendum today is expected to pave the way for the Kremlin to annex the Crimean peninsula.

HUNT FOR 'HIJACKED' FLIGHT MH370 TURNS TO INDIAN OCEAN

The missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have been steered into the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, possibly following a botched hijack or terrorist attack, it emerged last night.

COLLEGES TO FAVOUR STATE PUPILS

Universities have been given a powerful boost to discriminate in favour of state school applicants after a landmark study showed they got better degrees than private school pupils with the same A-level grades.

City:

JIMMY CHOO SETS UP FOR £1BN FLOAT

The luxury shoe designer Jimmy Choo is heading for a £1bn float in London.

OSBORNE EYES TAX BREAKS FOR BOSSES HIRING UNDER-25s

The Treasury is considering scrapping employers' taxes for workers aged under 25 in an effort to ease youth unemployment and boost wages.

SUNDAY EXPRESS:

WORLD'S FIRST CYBER HIJACK

Intelligence chiefs fear the missing Malaysian airliner was hijacked by hackers taking over the controls using a mobile phone.

OSBORNE'S BID TO BOOST YOUTH JOBS

George Osborne will "take a hit" on National Insurance revenues in the Budget on Wednesday to boost youth employment, sources hinted last night.

THY LITTLE PONY

Prince Edward's daughter shows she has inherited the Royal Family's love of horses as she rides out confidently in the grounds of Windsor Castle yesterday.

Sport:

JOSE: THIS REF PICKED ON ME

The Premier League title race was blown wide open last night after Chelsea lost 1-0 at Aston Villa and finished the game with just nine men.

ENGLAND HEARTS BROKEN AS IRELAND WIN IN PARIS

England's hopes of winning the Six Nations title were crushed yesterday evening as Ireland claimed the Championship with a thrilling and nerve-jangling win away to France.

INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY:

THE TORMENT OF HOPE

After a week of contemplating an agonising loss, relatives of the 239 people aboard missing Flight MH370 were yesterday offered a remote but tantalising prospect.

PRISON OVERCROWDING CRISIS SURGES 'CLOSE TO THE BRINK'

The country is on the verge of its worst prison overcrowding crisis since 2008, leaving the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, fighting for his political future.

CAMERON HAS ABANDONED THE NORTH, SAYS LABOUR

Labour has accused David Cameron of being a "divide-and-rule Prime Minister" who has failed the North, as a new report promotes the benefits to the regions of High Speed 2.

City:

AN ISA CAN STILL BE NICER DESPITE ALL THE STRINGS

Savers will be looking at the pitiful rates on offer this year and considering giving ISAs (individual savings accounts) a miss entirely.

BLUE CHIPS EMERGE FROM THE SHADOWS

It is rare to see quality shunned for so long, yet the UK's finest blue-chip companies have proved less popular with investors than those of their small and medium-sized counterparts for several years.

MAIL ON SUNDAY:

DOOMED AIRLINER PILOT WAS POLITICAL FANATIC

Police are investigating the possibility that the pilot of missing Flight MH370 hijacked his own aircraft in a bizarre political protest.

OSBORNE: MIDDLE CLASSES LIKE 40% TAX RATE

George Osborne was accused of "insulting" middle-class voters last night after claiming that making them pay higher tax rates is "good for them" because it makes them feel successful - and more likely to back the Tories.

MANSION TAX 'COULD TRIGGER HUGE CRASH IN PROPERTY PRICES'

A powerful new lobbying group containing dozens of the country's super-rich - and backed by a Tory MP - has been set up to thwart moves to introduce a mansion tax.

City:

CO-OP CALLS IN PRIVATE EYES TO PROBE BOARDROOM LEAKS

Private detectives have been hired by the embattled Co-operative Group to investigate a series of boardroom leaks that triggered last week's shock resignation of chief executive Euan Sutherland.

U-TURN ON LATE DRINKING BAN FOR WORLD CUP

Pubs could stay open until 1am to let fans watch England's World Cup matches in Brazil as the Government prepares to make a U-turn over licensing hours.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH:

LOST PLANE: FEARS OF 9/11 STYLE PLOT

Evidence of a plot by Malaysian Islamists to hijack a passenger jet in a terrorist attack copying 9/11 was being investigated last night in connection with the disappearance of Flight MH370.

CAMERON: MY SEVEN TARGETS FOR A NEW EUROPE

David Cameron today sets out the seven major changes he wants to make to the European Union to stop Britain "being sucked into a United States of Europe".

LITTLE BOY WHOSE BRAVERY HAS EARNED SALUTE OF ENGLAND STAR

Last weekend was like any other in the Johnson household. Andy Johnson had spent the morning painting the shed. His wife, Alexandra, had been pottering around the house and playing with two-year-old James.

City:

SUPERMARKET MARGINS EXPECTED TO HIT RECORD LOW

The biggest institutional investors in Britain's supermarkets are bracing themselves for profit margins to hit historic lows after struggling Morrisons declared a price war to try to halt a decline in sales.

A BUDGET TO BOOST BUSINESS

The Chancellor will aim to place business at the heart of his quest for a balanced economic recovery as he unveils a pre-election Budget designed to get UK plc back on track.

OBSERVER:

NEW CO-OP STORM AS BOARD AWARDS BOSSES HUGE PAY AND BONUS DEALS

The embattled Co-operative Group, still reeling from a banking scandal and preparing to lay off up to 5,000 employees, faces a new storm over plans to pay its chief executive more than £3.5m in his first year in the job, while massively boosting the salaries and bonuses of other senior staff.

YARD IN NEW UNDERCOVER POLICE ROW

Scotland Yard stands accused of covering up "institutionalised sexism" within the police in trying to block civil claims launched by women allegedly deceived into sexual relationships with undercover officers.

OIL SLICKS SPOTTED IN SEA AS PLANE DISAPPEARS WITH 239 FEARED DEAD

Hundreds are feared dead after a Malaysia Airlines flight vanished in the early hours of Saturday, with Vietnamese officials reporting oil slicks in the sea that could be connected to the missing plane.

City:

A GOOD TIME TO CHECK OUT FOR MR SAINSBURY'S

"I don't believe today, or six months' time when I depart, will represent the top for Sainsbury's. It will go on to further heights."

BONUS TIME AT BARCLAYS: GET THE CALCULATORS OUT

Another week, another row about banker pay. On Tuesday, Barclays is likely to announce how many free shares it has awarded to the 12 members of its executive committee.

STAR ON SUNDAY:

NICOLE I'LL WED MY LEWIS

Nicole Scherzinger has finally agreed to marry Lewis Hamilton.

PUTIN WAR JETS IN RAF FACE-OFF

Russian fighters have been put on alert after the RAF deployed a spy plane to eavesdrop on Ukraine.

COPS RAID HOMES OF PILOTS IN JET RIDDLE

The pilots of the missing Malaysian jet were being investigated last night.

Sport:

MADNESS!

Man City went second in the Premier League after an angry but vital win at Hull City.

RV GLEE!

Man United plan to offer Robin van Persie, 30, a one or two-year extension to his contract, which could keep the £22m Dutch hitman at Old Trafford until 2018.

SUNDAY MIRROR:

TV RONNIE BATTLES MYSTERY ILLNESS

Ronnie Corbett was raced to hospital after suffering crippling pains in his chest, his wife has revealed.

RUSSIA 'ON BRINK' OF CRIMEA ATTACK

Ukraine last night scrambled aircraft and put paratroopers on standby to repel a feared Russian invasion.

AMANDA'S JUICY SECRET

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has enlisted a celebrity "juice master" to give her a healthy glow.

Sport:

RABBLE

Chelsea lost their heads in a flurry of red cards at Villa Park.

'GOD' O'DRISCOLL IN TITLE FAREWELL

Brian O'Driscoll was hailed as the "god of rugby" as England were denied the title by Ireland on points difference.

PEOPLE:

SILENCE OF THE GLAMS

A huge shake-up of ITV1 hit Loose Women will see a string of big names dropped.

START WORK ON HS2 IN THE NORTH

Work on the HS2 line should start in the north and south at the same time, says the controversial rail project's boss.

LOU'S BIG BREAK

Louise Minchin is in the frame to replace Susanna Reid on BBC Breakfast.

Sport:

NUT JOB 1

Jose Mourinho confronted referee Chris Foy in the tunnel after Chelsea lost the plot at Villa Park.

NUT JOB 2

Joe Hart was lucky to escape a red card yesterday after appearing to put his head in the face of Hull sub George Boyd.

SUN ON SUNDAY:

I'M OFF DRUGS AFTER DEATH SCARE

George Michael has revealed he has beaten drugs after coming close to death.

NORTHERN LINE

Work on the Northern end of Britain's new high-speed rail network will be rushed forward to save cash and create thousands more jobs.

WHAT A BEEPIN' WASTE

Ministers have been mocked for spending almost £500,000 on outdated '80s-style pagers.

Sport:

BREN STUN

Brendan Rodgers insists he has done enough to please Liverpool's owners ahead of summer contract talks.

MOUR OF THE SHAME

Chelsea went off the rails at Villa Park to leave rivals Manchester City in the driving seat for the title.