Please see below a round up of this weekend’s newspapers: Cheers Ma'am – all pubs can stay open late for Jubilee Every pub will be allowed to stay open until 1am for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend celebrations. The Government has temporarily changed the licensing laws to allow the move, which it hopes will put pubs at the heart of the national celebrations. It means pubs and restaurants can stay open later on the Friday and Saturday nights of the bank holiday weekend, without applying for a special license. Celebrations to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne are to be held over four days, with the traditional May Bank Holiday moved to Monday, June 4 and an extra day off created on Tuesday, June 5. The decision to authorise the late opening of pubs was taken by ministers following a seven-week consultation by the Home Office, in which the opinions of the public, police, councils and licensees were sought. The department also considered proposals for extended licensing hours for the nights of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games this summer. However, on the advice of police, this permission was not given. The Sunday Telegraph The Sunday Times Britain dodges the double-dip bullet Economic surveys are set to signal this week that Britain has avoided a "double-dip" recession, despite a setback to growth at the end of last year. The surveys, for manufacturing, construction and retailing, are expected to show that the upturn which began in recent weeks has continued. On Friday, official figures confirmed that the economy shrank by 0.2% in the final quarter of last year, dragged down by a big drop in investment and a fall in energy consumption. Economists believe there has been a pick-up since then, however, and that Britain will avoid a successive negative quarter — which would have put us back in recession. “Our current activity indicator suggests that momentum picked up in early 2012,” said Kevin Daly, an economist with Goldman Sachs. “In January, the indicator was consistent with annualised growth of 0.7% to 0.8%.” The Sunday Times Companies get cold feet over 'slave labour' work experience Chris Grayling, the employment minister, is to meet dozens of companies to allay their concerns about a Government work experience scheme that critics have described as slave labour. A number of the employers, including the bakery chain Greggs, are expected to say that they are not comfortable with sanctions in which young people can lose part of their benefits if they leave midway through a placement. Poundland has asked for assurances from the Department for Work and Pensions that the scheme is voluntary. It comes as human resource directors warn that the row, in which some companies have faced fierce criticism, is in danger of putting employers off providing work experience at all, even outside the Government scheme. Neil Morrison, the HR director of the publishing company Random House, said his counterparts in dozens of other companies expressed their concerns about the situation at a major recruitment conference this week. “There is a feeling that companies are trying to do a good thing by offering work experience but just getting criticised for it,” he said, arguing that it was a combination of this row and the earlier controversy around unpaid internships. The Times Osborne insists there will be no cuts to fuel duty George Osborne has reportedly ruled out any cuts to fuel duty in next month's budget, as drivers are forced to contend with record prices at the pump. Diesel prices hit 143.5p this week and a planned rise in fuel duty in the forthcoming budget has led to calls for protests at Westminster next month. The Chancellor is set to raise fuel duty by 3p in August, after having deferred the rise from January. But his aides have said that the rise must go ahead as planned, in order to fund business tax cuts demanded by many in the Conservative Party. "Petrol prices have remained within a 5p range for some time," an aide to Mr Osborne told the Financial Times. "The price is a lot lower than it would have otherwise been if we had not intervened. We have no plans to change what we said at the autumn statement." Motoring organisations have called on the Chancellor to scrap the rise. The Retail Motor Industry (RMI) said the increase would be a "disaster" and "could derail Government plans to curb inflation". The AA has also called on Mr Osborne to reconsider. Fuel duty in the UK is 57.95p per litre, among the highest in Europe. The Independent Tesco plans £300m charm offensive Tesco is putting the final touches to a £300m plan to improve stores – criticised as charmless compared with some competitors – and overhaul its customer service. The investment will bring together ideas tested in selected stores in Britain and overseas divisions such as the Fresh & Easy chain in America. City sources expect Tesco to use more than half the money to boost staff numbers and achieve levels of service shown by rival Morrisons. New features being tested include beauty counters, electrical sales areas modelled on Apple stores, health and wellbeing Nutri-Centres to rival Holland & Barrett and even a Pound Store-themed £1 Shop. Other features include coffee shops, pharmacies, a Nando’s restaurant and opticians. The Mail on Sunday 'Best motorway services' in expansion talks The Westmorland company, which operated Tebay services on the M6 in Cumbria, named by food critic Egon Ronay as ‘the best services in England’ is in talks with banks to secure £40million funding for a new motorway services area on the M5 near Gloucester. Like Tebay it will sell locally sourced produce and part of the turnover will go to local charity projects. Chief executive Sarah Dunning said: ‘Our approach is different. We believe in keeping a local feel and our Gloucester services will do just that.’ Turnover at Westmorland for the year to July 3, 2011 was up from £38 million to £47 million. Profits were down from £2.3 million to £1.6 million. The Mail on Sunday Show us the money, twins tell tycoon The legal battle for control of the company that owns three luxury London hotels escalated last week. Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, who want to buy Maybourne Hotel Group, attempted to pile pressure on the Irish tycoon who stands in their way. In a court hearing ahead of a full hearing next month, lawyers for the billionaire brothers demanded that Paddy McKillen reveal his financial affairs. The Barclays bought a 25% stake in Maybourne, owner of Claridge’s, from Peter Green last year. They bought debt and shares covering another 39%, leaving McKillen with a 36% blocking stake. The Belfast developer claims the deal with Green violated his pre-emption rights. The Barclays say he could not have afforded to buy the Green shares as his property empire is in turmoil. The Sunday Times Hawksmoor named among best small companies to work for Hawksmoor was the only restaurant or pub business to feature in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list. Contrary to the "kitchen nightmare" of popular imagination, this London restaurant business treats everyone fairly, with no intimidation. Will Beckett, the energetic co-founder, is clear about who to recruit. "We want people, like a poster I have, who will 'work hard and be nice to people'. These are absolute basics, and if people don't do either one of these things, they don't last." He and Huw Gott set up Underdog Restaurants in 2006 and the business has now opened three Hawksmoor steakhouses in London, with a mission to be the best in the country. Staff are inspired by their leadership. The Sunday Times Blight of high street ‘clusters’ A cluster of takeaways, bookmakers and sex shops in the same street can “blight” a town centre, most residents claim. People fear the impact of businesses such as strip clubs, tanning salons and late night fast food stores on neighbourhoods. About two thirds of those polled in a survey of almost 2,000 adults for the Local Government Association (LGA) said they were worried about clusters of stores. “Councils… are ready to put a stop to high numbers of unsavoury takeaways, betting shops and strip clubs where there is a demand to do so,” said Sir Merrick Cockell, chairman of the LGA, adding that councils wanted the power to stop a concentration of supermarkets in towns and were keen to promote a greater diversity of retailers. The Daily Telegraph Starbucks to announce European revival Starbucks is to announce a multi-million pound overhaul and expansion of its European business which will see hundreds more cafes opening in both the UK and across the continent. Michelle Gass, the president of Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), will bring together 350 senior managers in Amsterdam this week to announce the Starbucks Renaissance plan. Gass said: "It is about the heritage of Starbucks, the 40 years of history, and then re-awakening ourselves, renewing ourselves." She said she wanted to see Starbucks becoming as familiar across Europe as it is in Manhattan. "We will invest in the millions of dollars range and it will be significant," she said. "You go to Manhattan and on every block everyone is holding a Starbucks. How do we create that same impact?" In the UK, the estate of 700 cafes will be increased to over 1,000 over the next three to five years. New outlets in service stations, drive-throughs and concessions in airports, stations and hotel lobbies will also be considered. Starbucks has already opened an outlet in the lobby of the Novotel in Paris and will look at expanding its food operation. Across EMEA there are 17,000 outlets, a number Ms Gass said would be "significantly greater" in the future. The Sunday Telegraph Hammerson sees its future in retail The worsening outlook for London office lettings has prompted property developer Hammerson to put its entire office portfolio up for sale to focus on shopping centres and retail parks. Hammerson currently owns an array of office property in the City and West End of London, including two 26-storey towers. The portfolio was last valued at £528m.The developer will now concentrate on retail investments and adding to the range of outlets it already owns, such as Brent Cross in London, the Bullring in Birmingham, and Cabot Circus in Bristol. Chief executive David Atkins denied the decision was a kneejerk reaction to the worsening London office market. "It is really setting the direction of the company over the next few years," he said. JP Morgan's property analyst Harm Meijer welcomed the move: "This improves the company's investment focus (to retail) and we regard Hammerson's management as one of the best retail managers in the sector." Hammerson's shares climbed 4% to 400p. The Guardian The Times The Daily Mail The Daily Telegraph Food prices to soar as drought hits key crops Farmers in drought-stricken areas of the country are facing crucial decisions in the next few days and weeks over what to grow this year – and their plans could mean rising food prices for hard-pressed consumers this summer. Most of the south-east of England was officially declared to be in drought last week, and large swaths of the Midlands and south of England were confirmed as "at risk", with hosepipe bans and other restrictions likely to be introduced soon. Farmers are particularly at risk as the spring growing period approaches. Soil moisture in the key agricultural region of East Anglia has reached a record low, and many farmers have had their licences to take water from rivers and underground sources curbed. Some key crops – such as potatoes, carrots, onions and lettuce – require much more water than alternatives, and farmers must sow the seeds for many of these staples within days or weeks. Those who fear that the drought will reduce yields or render some crops unviable will be forced to cancel their seed orders now and put plans in place for alternatives. The National Farmers' Union said potato, onion and carrot crops were likely to be the worst affected. The Observer