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of Fulham after less than three months in charge. Felix Magath


replaces him. All that in 15 minutes after The Papers.


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be


bringing us tomorrow. With me are journalist Eva Simpson and


broadcaster Alice Arnold. Tomorrow's front pages. A lot of the


papers are showing a picture of Lizzy Yarnold.


Lizzy Yarnold features on the front of the Express, which also has some


good news, finally, about the weather, saying "storm misery to end


at last". The i also goes with the weather,


saying the storms are "wreaking destruction" across the UK.


The Telegraph has an interview with the Archbishop of Westminster who


has been criticising the government's welfare reforms,


claiming they "punish the poor." The Mail claims the NHS is losing


the files of almost 2,000 patients every day.


And the Independent says there is "an immigration crisis on Britain's


doorstep". It says hundreds of refugees from war-torn countries are


being left to rot in a camp. I want to come back to the Winter


Olympics and Team GB's success later, but the story that is


dominating so many of the papers is the ongoing storms, and the headline


in the Express, storm misery to end at last. An optimistic note. Very


optimistic. Given the weather in the past few weeks and months, it is


great news, but if you scroll down to the sub headline it says only


after violent 80 mph wind, snow and rain. So... Yes, I think the


forecast is a little better but the storms are obviously not at their


peak for some of the country. We are expecting high wind tomorrow, even


in London, up to 60 mph and higher across the rest of the country. At


first glance, this is quite a pleasing headline but when you read


further into the story, it is not all that it seems. And there is more


rain. Yes, but all the BBC whether staff know their stuff. And they are


all generally saying the extremes of the low pressures, which is what is


causing the wind and storms, they will not be as extreme. That is what


they see in the long-term forecast. Any forecaster will tell you they


cannot forecast more than three or four days in advance, but the


Express, for once, might be sort of right, that the absolute worst of it


is over. However, the Telegraph contradict that, and they say we


have warnings of flooding until spring. Flooding can go on longer


than the bad weather, because the weather -- the water seeps through


and it takes quite a long time to make floods, so the rain happening


now might not affect flooding for a week or so. So the flooding could go


on much longer than the storms. The Telegraph suggest it will go on for


a considerable time and that should not surprise anyone, sadly. I like


the very small cartoon, with a couple, and the man is holding up a


speeding fine notice which says, our roof was photographed on the road


doing 85 mph. Humour in despair. I think it will take many people along


time to see any humour in this situation, given the appalling


circumstances they find themselves in. Many of the newspapers are going


to this. But there is no doubt that the amount of homes still without


power, we have the updated figure earlier, as was an considerably from


24-hour 's ago. Seeing the Somerset Levels, it is no surprise, even with


no more rain, that the headline will be correct. It is long-term for


these people. Long after those who have not been flooded have forgotten


about the floods, those people will still be dealing with not being able


to get back into their homes. It takes months. And insurance. And


insurance, which will be a problem, or getting insurance next time,


which they may not be able to do. But just the upheaval of having your


home ruined, for thousands, is dreadful. And it won't be in the


headlines for that much longer but they will still be dealing with it.


And if you do sort it out, you will be wondering what the happening 12


months. Will the floods return? Some people have only just finished their


house from the previous occasion. On to the Daily Mail and a different


story. The only paper that has this story, the headline, 2000 NHS


patients' records are lost every day. It is slightly compensated


because they are lost in lots of different ways. We were reading this


earlier, and we were struck because it said many of the records had been


sold on eBay. I know you can get many things on eBay, what patient


records! -- but patient records! But it is not quite that. It turns out


that among other things, three former NHS computers were sold on


eBay. It strikes me as a bizarre way to... And the hard drives allegedly


had not been wiped. Again, it would cause concern. We constantly hear


stories about data going missing and things ending up in skips, in dumps


in the back of cars. As a patient, you expect your records to be


treated with the utmost care, so the fact that they are being discarded


all over the place is worrying. Even left in a grocery store, apparently.


They are talking about the records of GPs being left lying around,


which I would have thought they would not be taking out with them


anyway, but maybe it is on tablets or something. It strikes me as


incredibly odd that the NHS would be selling their second-hand computers


on eBay. 2000 records every day. That is extraordinary. It is an


incredible lack of security and it has to be tightened up. They are


asking us if we will let records be kept on databases. No wonder people


are mistrusting of that. Doing the maths, 600,000 odd a year are going


missing. I have not seen that story anywhere else apart from the Daily


Mail. Onto the financial Times. I think this is an interesting


headline. This is all, is it not, Alice, all about what it is calling


the middle-class, but how the middle-class is diverging. Yes, it


is a history of the middle-class, and they are talking about from


1975, 40 years ago, the difference of what we called a middle-class


person then and what we call a middle-class person now, in terms of


income. And the group, of course, that have stretched away and are


becoming completely separate from the rest of what we all consider


middle-class, are the bankers. So it says the average earning for a


banker is ?102,000. That is what we are talking about as an average, so


obviously many bankers get paid an awful lot more than that. Whereas


academics, who we would have considered very middle-class and


high earners 40 years ago, they are now not considered high earners and


they are run under 50,000, just about getting into the 40% tax rate.


-- they are on under 50,000. So this is a new phenomenon. There is a new


layer of middle-class, led by the financial services, who are paid


extraordinary sums of money. Professions which were once


considered middle-class and high earning, academics, mechanical


engineers and so on, wages have not kept up. I think this is something


that has been talked about over the past few months, the idea of the


squeezed middle, the middle classes. . #baffled somebody earning


?40,000 a year is going to look at the banker bonuses and think, they


are meant to be in the same bracket? In the grand scheme of things, it is


still a very high salary to be earning, over ?40,000. I think the


national level is much lower than that. Still, for a professional or


academic, I would expect they would be earning more than that. The


Financial Times reminds us that we had the general election of 1


million miles away, sometime over the next year or so Labour are


planning to restore the 50p rate for people earning over ?50,000. Some


Conservatives are pressing for a reduction. Can you see that playing


very big over the next few months, once the floods are over, as a


mystic story? Is The economy always plays big when it comes to the


election, yes. I think I would be surprised if the Conservatives went


for 40p. It's brought joy to lots of people, great news from Sochi, where


Team GB has won a gold medal, or, more appropriately, Lizzy Yarnold


has won a gold medal on the skeleton. Lots of papers showing


great photos. Certainly in The Times, a picture of her lying as


flat as possible. Boy, do they go quickly? Do you fancy doing this?


No, but it has brought joy to us. They don't have a track in England.


They don't have one of those I see things. Whatever it is called. They


trained to do the running. The running bets are really important.


The sprinting bit. She was a sprinter. What they do with the


English lot is they pick a few really good sprinters, train them to


do the sprinting bit. And in the winter they go to other countries


that do have the hurdy-gurdy track thing. And we are obviously very


good. Expert analysis! We are very good at pushing 80 trade. She spoke


very well. Her interview was brilliant, I loved it. It was really


inspirational, encouraging people to follow their dreams, pursue their


dreams, not give up. Great for women's sport and great for her.


Lets hope there is more medals on the way. That is it for the papers


this hour. A big thank you to our guests. You will both be back at


11:30 for another look at the stories making the news tomorrow.


Hello and welcome to Sportsday. I'm Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes, the


headlines this evening: Sir Tom Finney, one of English football


greatest players,


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