The man who organised Sydney 2000 is the government's preferred choice as head of the Olympic Delivery Agency, according to The Observer.

Speculation has begun over who will head up the Olympic Delivery Agency, according to The Observer. English Partnership’s chief executive David Higgins is senior government members’ favourite, says the paper. Higgins held a crucial role in organising the Sydney Olympics five years ago. He has until the end of the month to decide whether to put in his candidacy. A shortlist of candidates will be compiled next month.

Meanwhile, The Sunday Telegraph reports on radical plans for “energy wardens” to police energy consumption. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is currently considering the idea of “green police”, who would monitor homes and offices to ensure they do not waste gas and electricity.

Also reported over the weekend:

  • Tesco is set to build 185 new stores in the UK, creating 4.5m sq ft of retail development
  • The government is failing to provide social housing for vulnerable homeless people stuck in hostels, claims a report by the Salvation Army.