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introducing you to a young athletes picked to carry the British flag.


That is all on Sportsday in 15 minutes after the Favours.


Welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will bring us tomorrow,


and with as a Michael Booker of the Express, and Louise Court, editor in


chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. The moral's front pages, and we start


with many of them reporting on the same story. -- tomorrow. 21 years of


struggle and there is still more to come on the Daily Telegraph, leading


with that comment from Doreen Lawrence as she was told about


police corruption during the investigation into the murder of her


son Stephen. The Guardian leads with the same story, the report


confirming that Scotland Yard spied on the family. On the same story,


you can't trust the police, that is the headline on the front page of


the Times. Lies, spies and cover-ups, the Daily Mail also


leading with the Stephen Lawrence case. The Express as the new fight


to boost savings with a call from savers to protect their pensions


from the effects of record low interest rates. The Metro leas with


a different story about a teenager whose heart stopped three times


after binge drinking Jagerbombs. And the Mirror also has that story,


claiming it was the caffeine in the shots that caused the teenager to


have a heart attack. We will begin with the coverage of


the Stephen Lawrence case, those developments in the last 24 hours,


you cannot trust the police, the headline on the front of the Times.


Take us through their take on this. The angle the Times are taken is


that hundreds of political activists could have their convictions quashed


after the publication of this report, and so it is due to the fact


that the records of the special demonstration squad, you know, they


seem to have proven to be unsafe, and these are the people who have


infiltrated these investigations. And you know, that is a very


powerful angle, but for me the main story on this is how much does one


family have to go through? Next month it will be 21 years since


Doreen Lawrence saw, you know, had her son killed in the vilest way,


and the people who are meant to be there giving her strength and


support, she is now discovering they were the people who were spying on


her family and trying to find stuff out about the family, rather than


trying to get the killers. When you meet the Lawrence family, they are


such an incredibly strong, dignified, amazing family, and they


have set up this Stephen Lawrence Trust to do amazing good work, and


then it just seems that something else comes and knocks them sideways.


And I don't know what else they can be expected to cope with. Every


couple of years, they get their hopes raised and crushed once again,


and you just hope this public inquiry will actually get somewhere,


but then you read what Neville Lawrence has to say, he has gone


back to Jamaica, and he says he has not got the energy to do it any


more. They have been struggling for so long. They have got the will of


the British people behind them, but it seems the establishment has been


against them all along. Theresa May says the time has come, you know, we


need to look now at this properly. Well, it is 21 years now! It is that


feeling... And a lot of records have been destroyed so... It is that


feeling of having made progress, eventually convictions, but now you


feel as if from the point of view of the family it has all gone


backwards. Neville Lawrence says he does not want to go back to square


one, and that is what it appears to be. We had the MacPherson inquiry,


which was supposed to sort everything out, but in the end of


the Cannes has been kicked down the road again. It all sounds good, but


what is actually going to get achieved? Again, it has moved to


police spies, rather than the Lawrences. And while this has been


going on he says his family has been destroyed. You mention the dignity


of the family, and the Daily Telegraph has Doreen Lawrence


pictured when she spoke in the House of Lords, and again a quote from


her, 21 years of struggle and still more to come. And, you know, she has


been incredibly composed throughout this whole terrible time, and she


was close to tears. And her dignity and everything as she took the floor


apparently had the Home Office minister in the Lords in tears. So I


just feel as though, as a country, you know, it's... Something has to


be done to draw a line on this family's suffering and to make it


clear that justice can be done and has been done. But when you look at


investigations into this SDS, a lot of people in it are guaranteed


lifetime anonymity, so I am not sure how it can be brought to closure.


The report by Mark Ellison QC does not quite bring closure. There are


some mealy-mouthed words, reasonable grounds to suspect one of the


detectives may have been involved in corruption. It still has not got


quite to the nub of it, and you get the impression they won't, because


people don't want them to, and they will put everything in their way to


stop them. The Home Secretary as Astin to look further, so maybe some


of those points will come back. -- as asked him. He must have been


hitting brick walls with this, so we might be able to get around some of


them, but there will be more. Doreen Lawrence said, we were not asking


for anything special, just what we should have had like any other


citizen of the country. That is it, your son has been murdered, one of


the most horrific things that could ever happen, and you are in the care


of the police, the justice system, you are treated like everyone else.


They have not been treated like everyone else should have been. In


other matters, Michael, the front of the Guardian, reference to events


involving Theresa May, but the West imposing sanctions on Russia as


Crimea cuts loose from Ukraine, an update on the diplomatic moves of


the last 24 hours which does not necessarily take as much further


forward. The Crimean parliament appeared to be wanting to get away


from Ukraine. What is interesting is they are talking tough, they are


going to punish Russia, according to be United States and the European


Union, and then we really it is imposing visa restrictions and


sharpening rhetoric. That is not go to send a chill down food and's


spine particularly. Visa restrictions, scary! It is not clear


who that would be on, certain Russian and Ukrainian individuals.


There is not a lot they can do, and you get the impression that they are


going around, having all these meetings, the EU and the right of


states. It sounds as though Russia is still leading them a merry


dance. -- the United States. You are doubtful, Louise, that the West is


making much of an impression here. Well, they are trying to talk tough,


but as you say, the EU says Moscow had days to open negotiations with


an international contact group, so lots of words, but what can they do


without escalating it into something that none of us wants to me that


doubt perhaps more so in European governments that there are things


that could be done that would hurt those who do it as much as the


people you are targeting. Exactly, it is on a knife edge at the moment.


We don't know what's going to happen, but you get the impression


that those in charge have no idea what's happening, and they are


enjoying having a good chat about it, but still we get no further. And


in the meantime the Russians are thinking, we are enjoying this very


much! The front of the Daily Express, I'm interested to you your


thoughts on this, the new fight to boost savings, time we got bigger


pay-outs, say pensioners. This is your paper, your take on it in terms


of your readership would be interesting. Week at the express


have an older reader, and we get a lot of letters, that shows you the


age of the readers! -- we as the Express. They talk about cheaper


home loans for people, all well and good, interest rates being low, but


the people who have saved all that lives, they are on a fixed income,


and nothing is being done to help them. We have a very low interest


rates, the return on what we have been saving is pathetic this last


five or six years, it is about time that interest rates should be


raised, about time to give us a break. We have been following this


group called Save Our Savers, , outside the Bank of England, saying


savers have lost a total of 326 billion over the past few years as a


result of low interest rates, and they want some money back for all


the hard work, the scrubbing and saving they have done. Why should


they be punished? Personally, I am enjoy the low interest rates for my


mortgage! I think it is about time that the other side was put,


millions of people are in that position. I had large, your readers


are going to be younger and might not have a mortgage yet, but would


like one? The bulk of our readers are in our 20s. The sad fact is that


the average age of getting a mortgage now is 37. While I have


great sympathy for people that have done the right thing, they have


saved or whatever, a lot of those pensioners do have equity in


property. They were fortunate enough to be able to start their families


in their 20s, and to get a mortgage, to get their foot on the housing


ladder. A lot of young people now can't do that. The only chance is to


have low interest rates, and therefore affordable mortgages. The


price of property, they just can't get started, especially if you live


in the south-east. I think you have both delved inside this piece and


dugouts and figures? There are some figures from the Bank of England,


where they say that borrowers with ?100,000 standard variable mortgages


would have saved around ?19,000 because their repayments are now


?3300 per year lower than in early 2008. Savers with ?100,000 on a cash


Isa have lost 18 point -- ?8,500. There are two camps, you want to be


good to both of them, but you can't and the Bank of England are


struggling to please everyone. Neither side is winning, young


people can't get on the housing ladder and older people are losing


interest. The Mirror, ten Jagerbombs, three heart attacks. An


average night out! Jagerbombs have been a drink of choice. We should


point out what it is. It is an alcoholic beverage, the spirit, and


you combine it with something like a high caffeine drink. The point of it


means that you can carry on drinking for longer, because alcohol is a


depressive, caffeine is a stimulant, so you are capable of


having ten Jagerbombs in one go. In America, they actually have and


premixed caffeine and alcohol drinks because of the dangers, because it


has been acknowledged that people have a higher chance of blacking


out, of alcoholic poisoning. It is just a much riskier way of drinking


because you do drink more. This girl has had ten Jagerbombs and had three


heart attacks, which she blames not on the alcohol, but on the caffeine.


She and the rest of the family seemed to be blaming the caffeine?


Was the alcohol has worn off, the caffeine kicks in, the heart rate


soars and she has three heart attacks. She was kept in a coma, she


spent three weeks recovering, this girl. And she is blaming the


caffeine, rather than the booze. I think that leads you to the


caffeine, to be fair. It is not a great accommodation, but if you had


ten incredibly strong coffee is, you would not feel that great. A quick


final word, back to the Telegraph. In the Maldives, but no sign of


George? They have been spotted, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


getting on a British Airways plane, flying to the Maldives. I think it's


a holiday before they go to Australia and New Zealand. Which is


something that some people might think is a holiday, less charitable


royal watchers. Fellow passengers even gave up their seats for the


royal pair, which leads you to believe they hadn't actually booked


and were hanging around waiting for a seat! There was no apparent sign


of Prince George, prompting speculation that he may have been


left at home? Surely somebody knows? Aren't heirs to the throne not


allowed to be on a plane at the same time? On that note, time has beaten


us. We will speak to you again in an hour. Thank you very much indeed for


the time being. That's it for the papers this hour. Michael and Louise


are both back at 11:30, four more looks at the stories making the


front pages tomorrow. We'll have more on the public inquiry into


undercover policing after it was confirmed that an officer did spy on


the family of Stephen Lawrence. Coming up next, time for Sportsday.


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action. He won't play in England's T20 series in the West Indies,


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