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Hello and welcome to our look at the morning papers.

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With me are Tom Bergin, a correspondent for Reuters, and the

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freelance journalist Lucy Cavendish. First, let's have a look at

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tomorrow's front pages. The Independent's lead story focuses

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on new figures that suggest thousands of race hate crimes are

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going unreported. The Daily Telegraph reports on

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comments by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who says that NHS

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doctors and nurses should be more open with patients and apologise

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when they make mistakes. The Guardian leads on claims that

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taxpayer-funded school academy chains have paid millions of pounds

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into the private businesses of directors, trustees and their

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relatives. The Daily Mirror's top story says

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British police are set to make their first arrests in the case of missing

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Maddie McGann. The Daily Mail splashes on a report

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that warns that half of all Brits will be obese by 2050.

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The time continues on the same team, saying that doctors should

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treat obesity like they do smoking. So, let's begin! Doctors and nurses

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must say sorry for their mistakes. It is not an admission of legal

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liability, it is the right into do, says Jeremy Hunt stop we know that

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the boss is a big businesses, they might say something is regrettable,

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but often they refused to say they are sorry because that implies

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culpability. Yes, it does. We had to the point where -- we are at the

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point where if someone says sorry, if deal silicon admission of guilt.

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That is why doctors and nurses don't want to do that. It is a culture of

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secrecy and not wishing to take Liam. They produced a leaflet, this

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makes me feel really nervous, it is for pages and is the -- it is

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entitled, saying sorry. The idea that if you go to the doctor they

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will diagnose you correct the commerce and nobody needed to say

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sorry, but what has been exposed is that is not actually the case and

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people have died in mid Staffordshire and no one had debts

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-- no one has said sorry. Sorry is the hardest word for. It's to say

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because that regard legal indications. In America they are

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changing the legal year, so doctors can say sorry and not open

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themselves up to liability. Here they are saying that it is not an

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admission of legal liability. Another interesting then I was

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reading a book this week about cases in the United States of

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malpractice. It Tyneside people don't necessarily sue negligent

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doctors, but these two doctors who have annoyed them. Is that a

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legitimate case, I don't like you so I will see you? While on the one

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level you make open up the legal liability, you might also shut down

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the possibility of a case against you. Empathy is very important.

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Isn't it possible to say we are sorry that this has happened,

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without saying I am sorry, I caused this. Yes, I suppose you could word

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in that way and my -- that might be what they have to-do. You could see

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through that. To me, that would make it worse. It wouldn't be heartfelt,

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would it? How many times have we heard politicians say, we regret

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this. It is not really saying sorry, is it? Let's move on to the Daily

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Mail. Bombshell report reveals true scale of obesity crisis. It looked

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like we were heading over a cliff on this. It really does, coming this

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week after the stories of sugar, this is the next battle ground on

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regulation. There is talk about that people should improve their own

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behaviour. Also there is the question about the behaviour of

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companies. The doors that lead the government is going to come under

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more pressure to stop so much sugar in foods, and so on. With the

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industry says that people should be able to make their own decisions.

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That is right. The whole report on sugar last week, I believe that is

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true. I edited the Observer food monthly and we did a lot of research

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into this, especially the attack if case of sugar. There has been a

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massive change in what people eat from when we were kids. It is an

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addictive substance, sugar. If the government can persuade the

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companies to change what is in their food, which is going to be hard

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anyway, people do get a craving for it. People don't check the amount of

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sugar that is in something. One of the articles last night was saying

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that the obesity is our was saying -- the foetus -- obesity is our.

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Clearly people should take care of themselves and exercise some

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restraint. If they don't. But it is so yummy! It is dealing with

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children, that is when they are hooking them in. We will have

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hospitals full of people with obesity related disease. It could be

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as bad as smoking. And now the government have put all sorts of

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warning signs and ad campaigns and the information inside there. It is

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not difficult to access. The numbers affected will be so much higher than

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those who smoke. It is heading in so many different things. It is a

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problem with the food industry. Remember when they tried to bring in

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the traffic light system and back caused an outcry. -- that caused an

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outcry. Tax is a much more meaningful thing. If these things

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become more expensive, people will consume less of them. It seems that

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the time of putting this off might not be for much longer. Let's move

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on to the independent stop race hate, a crime the police cannot

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solve. An exclusive from the Whitehall editor saying that tens of

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thousands of race hate crimes are going unreported. Two military

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leaders are warning that they don't have the fear in the police to

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investigate these offences. This is exactly the same thing that was

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shown last year, when the crime survey was compared to the police

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figures. It is a difficult crimes sometimes to prove, race hate, or

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any sort of hate crime. The police might see someone coming maybe with

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a violent assault, they say it will be hard to stick it on the racially

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motivated, so let's just go with plain assault. Maybe they are not

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being pursued as he graces -- hate cases. It is important for people to

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have the right crime investigated, isn't it? Yes, this reminds me of

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what was going on that rape cases will be. Reporting them because the

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rates of conviction were so low. But they had to go through in terms of

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getting it to court. It was such a trauma. Sobbing. Reporting it. I'm

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sure there is part of that in here. I can prove it, it will cause a

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tremendous amount of problems, maybe there will be a lot of comeback in

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the community were a live, so didn't get reported. But how do you know,

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when they don't get reported? The crime survey is a sample of about

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50,000 people. The police could surely argued that if you don't come

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in reported, we cant investigated. I have been to the police station 12

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times two reports a few small crimes. Sometimes it can seem very

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bureaucratic. Maybe people don't bother. That is the message that I

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got, on two occasions. Cash bonanza for Academy firms. These other firms

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that run academy schools. They are given a lot of lassitude. The

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suggestion is that there needs to be greater scrutiny on how they are

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using this money. Wasn't this the point, that they were supposed to

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have freedom? It is a very difficult story to explain in a nugget.

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Essentially, a person with lots of money set and Academy, then somehow

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manages to employ them rather as someone else, then that Academy

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reinvest in all the company that this person owns in the first

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place. Ie it is not a good ring. That is all completely wrong. It is

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a good story to expose. What the Guardian is saying, quite rightly,

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is that there needs to be far more transparency over what is happening.

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It will be supplied into people that there is a more scrutiny. If you

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read through the story, they defend these payments and say there are

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different reasons why these are appropriate. Well, they are going to

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defend them, hands up! There will say that the school spends a lot of

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money, so the local community has the chance to get some of that. It

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appears that the oversight of the schools was not as close as people

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would have liked. In the daily Telegraph, happier marriages with

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the couples without children. This is a huge study conducted into

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Britain's relationships and apparently childless couples have

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happier marriages! Of course they do! Number one, they are better

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off. Number two, they have time for each other all stop number three,

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they can go on holidays, did crosswords together. We disagreed on

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this. I could look that and before I had children, externally it looks

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like a more idyllic kind of relationship. Because it is! I

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wonder would I have gotten bored of that that they didn't have children.

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The thing is, you do have to make time. I say without -- people

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without children and they envy them! It is a different type of

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relationship. I find it more fun. Who wants to play Scrabble in the

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evening? I'm sure that I would have been happy without them. If you're

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trying to play Scrabble, they come in and say that that is not the

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right word. People probably do have happier marriages without the

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stresses and strains of children on an emotional and financial level.

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When the kitchen never closes. That was very animated, that last story.

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That's it for The Paper this hour. We'll be back at half-eleven for

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another look at the stories making the morning's papers. Stay with us

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here on BBC News. Coming up next, it's time for Click.

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