The Mail on Sunday has tracked down Sir Philip Green to a spa in Arizona and secured the first interview in what – he tells the paper – has been “the worst week of my life”.
Addressing allegations about his behaviour, the Topshop owner says that in his 40 years in business “there has obviously from time to time been banter, but as far as I’m concerned that’s never been offensive”.
He adds that “if anything I’ve said has caused offence I’m happy to apologise”. Sir Philip also dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct as “nonsense”.
The Sunday Times reports on calls for Beyonce to end her multi-million pound partnership with Sir Philip, with whom she collaborated to create the Ivy Park clothing line for Topshop.
Tomorrow’s budget looms large in most papers, with the Sunday Telegraph lead saying that the Chancellor will be pumping “hundreds of millions of pounds into installing superfast broadband” in remote areas.
It also says there could be a “cash boost of as much as £1bn” for the Ministry of Defence.
The paper says its own investigation reveals that government’s flagship welfare reform is “fuelling the UK’s homeless crisis”.
The Mail on Sunday’s view is that Mr Hammond is buckling under pressure from Theresa May to “turn on the spending taps” and abandon his pro-austerity stance.
Writing in the Sun on Sunday, the chancellor tells readers that his budget will show that their hard work is bearing fruit, with a bumper £30bn of investment in the country’s transport network.
He says the measures he will announce will smooth the journey to a bright future.
Two football-related stories also featured strongly, with pictures of last night’s helicopter crash at Leicester City’s stadium making the later editions of most papers.
“Fireball” is the headline in The Mirror, over a picture of the flaming crash site. It says the club’s owner is feared dead after the helicopter burst into flames on impact with the ground.
The first edition of the Sun on Sunday leads the way on coverage of Glenn Hoddle’s condition.
The paper, which devotes seven pages to the former England manager, describes how he collapsed just minutes after filming for BT Sport, and was given the kiss of life by a BT employee who happened to be trained in first aid.
The Daily Star’s headline simply says “Come on Glenn” as the former Spurs and England star fights for his life.
And finally, Springfield could be about to say goodbye to one of its much-loved residents, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
It reports that after 28 years minding the counter at the Kwik-e-mart, Apu is going to be axed from the Simpsons. It follows a documentary which called Apu a racist caricature.