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  • 20 April 2014, 9:04

Sunday's National Newspaper Front Pages

The former head of a 60bn government quango, desperate Syrian residents and a killer whale all feature on the front pages of Sunday's newspapers.

Tony Caplin, who David Cameron put in charge of the Public Works Loan Board, has been fired after he failed to declare he was bankrupt, reports The Mail On Sunday. The Tories say Mr Caplin resigned.

The Observer reports the residents of a besieged district of the Syrian capital Damascus are expected to run out of food, leaving 18,000 people facing starvation.

Senior party figures say if Labour continues to base its election strategy on a "cost of living crisis", it risks becoming a "one-trick pony", reports The Sunday Times.

The Sunday Telegraph says at least six Birmingham schools at the centre of an alleged Islamic takeover plot are set to be placed in "special measures" by Ofsted in a move that could see their entire leadership removed.

Thousands of families are in line for windfalls after the first of the Big Six energy firms admitted overcharging customers with faulty clocks on their electricity meters, reports the Sunday Express.

The Sunday People leads on a campaign to free Morgan the killer whale from what the paper calls a "heartbreaking living death" in a Spanish zoo.

The Daily Star Sunday has a story about reality TV star Kerry Katona who was reportedly at death's door during a "terrifying" labour with her fifth child.

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