A row threatening to stall the delivery of Stratford City hits the headlines in this weekend's newspapers.

The Sunday Times this weekend reported on a row between the owners of the site adjacent to the London Olympics, which will provide over half of the accommodation at the 2012 Olympic village.

Australian contractor Westfield fell out with the Reuben brothers at the 180-acre Stratford City site over their commitment to the scheme, the paper said.

At a meeting last week with the mayor of London borough Newham, a senior Westfield director claimed he was unable to work with the brothers.

The paper reported that the investment bank NM Rothschild had been attempting to mediate and decided that the trio of site owners, whose third member is Stanhope, will have to sell to the highest bidder among them.

The brothers were angered by comments form Ken Livingstone last week when he said he "wasn't sure" how serious the brothers were about the scheme. Total ownership of the site would give the eventual owner exposure to a £3.5bn development.

The Labour Party received nearly £1m from Andrew Rosenfeld, chair of property firm Minerva and backer of a city academy in Wembley, The Observer revealed this weekend. The fact Rosenfeld is funding an academy seems likely to provoke further criticism within the party of the loans arrangement, the paper said.

The Observer reported on Sunday that BAA faced a second foreign takeover bid from a consortium headed by Australian investment conglomerate Macquarie. It is expected to table an offer of 850p per share. Macquarie, which recently made an unsuccessful bid for the London Stock Exchange, has teamed up with US private equity giants KKR and Blackstone, but the composition of the consortium could still change.

And finally, in the first ever interview with Persimmon founder and City grandee Duncan Davidson, The Sunday Telegraph revealed that Davidson caught the building bug while working as a laborer digging the Blackwall Tunnel. Apparently, he set up the housebuilder because he thought he could make a better go of the industry than Wimpey.