Please see below a round-up of this weekend's newspapers: Recovery hopes hit by two-way pull Deepening confusion over the health of the recovery looms this week as the latest snapshots of Britain's major industries point to steady growth, despite official figures plunging the UK into a double-dip recession. April's activity surveys for manufacturers, builders and services firms, compiled by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, are set to show advances for all three sectors – adding to the dilemma faced by the Bank of England's policymakers. In the first three months of 2012, Cips surveys signaled 0.5% growth for the overall economy, although the verdict of the Office for National Statistics was a shock 0.2% decline. This second successive quarter of contraction leaves the UK technically back in recession. Economists expect the latest round of purchasing manager surveys – where a score above 50 signals expansion – to reveal manufacturers, builders and services firms comfortably in growth territory after a buoyant March. The picture contrasts with the last official figures which revealed a surprise 0.4% slide for the UK's services firms – which account for three-quarters of the economy – as well as a 1% fall in output for manufacturers. The conflicting signs come at a critical time for the Bank's monetary policy committee, which is also contending with a shock rise in inflation in March. The Bank's inflation benchmark, the Consumer Prices Index, rose for the first time since September in March, hitting 3.5% to stand at almost double the MPC's 2% target. The MPC's next meeting in two weeks' time looks set up for a fierce debate as worries over inflation – which prompted dovish Adam Posen to drop his call for an extra £25bn in quantitative easing this month – clash with fresh concerns over stagnant growth. The Independent on Sunday Low growth dooms UK to ‘lost decade’ Britain faces a “lost decade” of weak growth, with the economy not getting back to pre-crisis levels until at least 2016. Feeble growth could mean that the government’s deficit-reduction plans take two parliaments rather than one, with consumers feeling the pinch for four more years, economists have warned. The recovery since the end of the first recession in mid-2009 has been the weakest since the Great Depression of the 1930s, according to Deutsche Bank. GDP typically recovers at 3% a year after recession, but growth has averaged just 1.1% a year since mid-2009. If it continues at this rate, the economy would not get back to pre-crisis levels until the second quarter of 2016, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research. Output is still 4,3% below its peak of the first quarter of 2008. The Sunday Times Extra shots boost Starbucks coffee sales Putting more coffee in its drinks may have helped Starbucks turn round its performance in the UK. A year ago, the US coffee-chain giant relaunched the recipe of its beverages and added an extra shot of Fairtrade espresso to most of its drinks at no extra cost. Sales of latte and cappuccino at Starbucks in the UK have risen by more than 9% compared with the same period a year ago. But the rest of Europe was more challenging. Globally Starbucks reported better-than-expected quarterly net profit – up 19% to $309.9m. The Independent Dutch courts move to ban marijuana cafés A ruling in the Dutch courts means that foreigners heading to Amsterdam's famous marijuana cafés will soon will be banned from buying cannabis in a bid to end drug tourism to the Netherlands. "Coffee shops" where small amounts of cannabis have been legally bought and smoked, on or off the premises, since 1976, have become a major industry and a popular tourist attraction in many Dutch cities, especially the capital. But the Dutch government has in recent years launched a major overhaul of the country's "gedoogbeleid" or tolerance policy on soft drugs in order to combat drug tourism, which has is associated with public rowdiness in border towns, such as Maastricht, that lie close to Belgium, France and Germany. The government has decided the influx of foreign tourists, including many young Britons, who come to Netherlands to smoke and consume cannabis that is illegal in their home countries poses a serious public order and criminality problem. The ban is due to start in three southern border provinces next month, with a nationwide one by the end of the year expected to meet fierce resistance in liberal Amsterdam where both the city's mayor and council are opposed to a prohibition on the "weed" trade for hundreds of thousands of tourists, including many Britons. The Daily TelegraphThe Independent Lap dancer wins right to sue over sacking A lap dancer has been granted the right to sue a London club that sacked her, after an appeal tribunal ruled that she was technically an employee. The decision could have wider implications for those hiring temporary workers and freelancers. Nadine Quashie, a former dancer at Stringfellows, wanted to sue the club for unfair dismissal after it sacked her for allegedly taking drugs. A tribunal ruled in 2010 that she was self-employed and therefore could not sue for unfair dismissal. An appeals tribunal quashed that decision on Friday. “This serves as a potent reminder to all businesses that it is not the label given to the employment that matters, but what actually happens in practice,” said Jo Keddie, a partner at Winckworth Sherwood, who was not involved in the case. “If the reality of the relationship, as in this case, is found to be one of employment, then the business will be exposed to a raft of legal obligations. These include having to give such workers minimum wages, paid holiday, paid notice, maternity and paternity pay and, importantly, taking care in how the relationship is ended.” Friday’s decision did not rule on the merits of Ms Quashie’s unfair dismissal case, which has been referred back to the employment tribunal. Stringfellows “strongly disagrees” with the judgment and plans to appeal, said Marie van der Zyl, a partner at the company’s law firm, Davenport Lyons.? FT Weekend KFC hit by food poisoning damages award in Australia Fast-food giant KFC has been ordered by the New South Wales Supreme Court to pay £5.1m in damages to a girl who suffered brain damage and was paralysed after eating a chicken wrap. Monika Samaan was seven when she suffered salmonella encephalopathy, a brain injury linked to food poisoning that also left her with septic shock, in 2005. Other family members also became ill and claimed Monika’s injuries were caused by a ‘Twister’ wrap containing chicken and salad from a KFC outlet in Sydney. KFC said it would appeal. The Times The chips are down following Jamie’s revolution Pupils are ditching chips, hamburgers and sweets for soup, sandwiches and fruit juice at lunchtime in the wake of the school food revolution begun by Jamie Oliver, a new study reveals. But the chef warned that this "huge progress" was at risk from the government's "short-sighted and dangerous" decision to exempt academies and free schools from the rules that have compelled other schools to improve the food they offer to students. The report by the Children's Food Trust (CFT) shows the proportion of teenagers having chips at lunchtime has dropped from 43% to just 7% between 2004 and 2011, while those consuming starchy foods cooked in fat or oil, such as garlic bread or Yorkshire pudding, is down from 50% to 17%. The number of schools offering pizza every day has fallen from 66% to 50%. At the same time the number of pupils eating sandwiches has risen from 13% to 29%. Those having vegetables and salad has doubled, albeit only to 12%, while 98% of schools now have both foods on their menu four or five days a week – up from 60%. Two-thirds fewer pupils now opt for sweet treats such as cakes and biscuits. And today's average school lunch is more nutritious than in 2004, containing a third less salt, sugar, total fat and saturated fat, and 50% more vitamin A. The Guardian High Court case to determine future of Maybourne Derek Quinlan, the former Dublin tax inspector who briefly presided over a £4bn property empire, is among the defendants in a High Court case that will determine the future of the Maybourne Hotel Group, the owner of three of London’s plushest hotels – Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkeley. Paddy McKillen, the Belfast-born developer who owns 36% of Maybourne, claims that the billionaire Berkeley brothers seized control of the three London hotels by, among other ways, inducing Quinlan to sell them his interests in Maybourne in return for side-payments of as much as £30m. Quinlan denies the suggestion, and the case continues. The Times Double dip recession raises chances of QE Britain could be in for a new dose of the Bank of England’s money printing scheme after shock figures last week showed the country back in recession. Key data in the next few days may trigger action from the Bank as early as next week’s meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee if it confirms weakness highlighted in the official numbers. The Bank’s current £325bn programme of quantitative easing runs out tomorrow and news last week that the economy shrank by 0.2% during the first quarter of this year has shortened the odds on an extension of the scheme. Coming after a 0.3% fall in gross domestic product in the last quarter of 2011, Britain has now fulfilled the technical definition of a recession – two consecutive quarters of negative growth. ‘I would have thought the issue of quantitative easing is back on the agenda,’ said Andrew Smith, chief economist at accountant KPMG. ‘We are not getting growth and someone needs to do something.’ Mail on Sunday Big appetite for ‘unready meals’ It seems many of us prefer watching celebrity chefs work their magic rather than recreating the masterpieces ourselves. And two young entrepreneurs who grasped this fact are set to cook up a fortune. Phil Pinnell and Alex Neves, both 26, launched Scratch for those who love cooking but “are not very good at it, like us”. Each of Scratch’s four meals consists of about eight different ingredients that are combined and cooked by the consumer. The range is designed by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux snr and has already racked up sales of 40,000 meals. The range has just launched in 40 branches of Sainsbury’s across London and there are talks with other major retailers. It is stocked in Fortnum & Mason and health store Whole Foods. Pinnell and Neves recently raised £200,000 in seed finance to invest in product development and machinery. A survey by market researcher Mintel last week found that young people were still finding it hard to cook simple items such as rice and pasta. Alex Beckett, senior food analyst at Mintel, said: “It appears the efforts of some of Britain’s best loved chefs to make cooking easier and more accessible have gone rather off the boil.” Mail on Sunday Morrison’s suffers in discount war Morrisons will this week reveal the worst sales growth for almost a decade after many of its customers defected to discount rivals. The supermarket giant is set to announce on Thursday that like-for-like sales, a key indicator of a retailer’s performance, have dropped for the first time since its disastrous acquisition of Safeway in 2004. It means Morrisons becomes the second big supermarket after Tesco to face an underlying sales decline. Morrisons has been lauded for improving its stores and food quality. But sources said customers in some areas had been put off and had switched to Aldi, Lidl, Netto and convenience stores. Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips said in January that this year would be characterised by “very low like-for-like sales” growth. Clive Black at stockbroker Shore Capital told Financial Mail he was concerned about Morrisons’ drop in market share.“ Some people will question whether the pace of change is fast enough,” he added. Mail on Sunday Co-op boycotts exports from West Bank settlements The Co-operative Group has become the first major European supermarket group to end trade with companies that export produce from illegal Israeli settlements. The UK's fifth biggest food retailer and its largest mutual business, the Co-op, took the step as an extension of its existing policy which had been not to source produce from illegal settlements that have been built on Palestinian territories in the West bank. Now the retail and insurance giant has taken it one step further by "no longer engaging with any supplier of produce known to be sourcing from the Israeli settlements". The decision will hit four companies - Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh and Mehadrin - and contracts worth some £350,000. But the Co-op stresses this is not an Israeli boycott and that its contracts will go to other companies inside Israel that can guarantee they don't export from illegal settlements. The Observer