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building. Celtic seas in Sheffield after the city 's half marathon was

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cancelled due to a shortage of water for those taking part. Hundreds of

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runners ran anyway. `` Chaotic scenes.

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Welcome to our preview of the morning's papers. With me are Vicky

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Beeching and Henry Bonsu. First let's look at the front pages

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in brief. The Independent leads on the Labour leader Ed Milliband

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promising to rescue Britain's struggling middle classes. The Daily

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Telegraph as Maria Miller on its front page and claims she faces

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questions on tax paid over the sale of the property. The hunt for the

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killer of the British millionaire found dead in Spain. The Guardian

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leads on Maria Miller, saying that she is at odds with prominent

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Conservatives. The Daily Mail claims that elderly people are insuring

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appalling NHS care because they do not speak up. The Times front page

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says that Irish voters should remain unsolved. Drinking milk could stop

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arthritis getting worse, according to the Daily Express. And NT

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nine`year`old pensioner who kills herself because she cannot cope with

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the digital age, according to the Daily Mirror. The Daily Telegraph

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revealed Maria Miller 's expenses and led to her having to make that

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apology. Another headline on the front page ` Miller faces questions

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over tax on home sale. The BBC has been in touch with Maria Miller 's

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office and a spokeswoman says that it is utter nonsense. She confirmed

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that Maria Miller had sold the Wimbledon home in February and that

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she would pay any capital gains tax that was due, but that assessment

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had not yet been made and any tax was not yet achieved. She insisted

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that the culture secretary would have a HMRC rules to the letter. She

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would not have been charged tax yet. But this emphasises that the hope of

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a line being drawn under her expenses is not going to happen

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yet. The newspapers, particularly the Telegraph, maybe succeeding in

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big`ticket picture of her as a cabinet minister and a senior

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parliamentarian whose financial status is being enhanced and

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enriched by her political status. We don't enter politics in this country

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to get rich. That is what they do in other countries, banana republics.

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The problem is that although she is rejected by being a woman in the

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Cabinet, one of five, David Cameron will ask how much support she has at

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the grassroots. I suspect he will want to keep her for a variety of

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reasons but it is not want to throw her overboard and it is not like

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getting the ministers anyway. He does not want to be seen to be

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dragged away from the position of relative strength by the tabloids.

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It may not be the prime ministers decision. He needs to make sure that

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he tests they will be hoping that after the recess this will blow

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over. That she is one of a few women is relevant in some ways but not in

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others. I am a passionate feminist but I do not think that someone

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should be given more leniency because they are a woman. There is a

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lot of irony around this. It was not just giving the leniency because she

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is a woman but it is about keeping women in the Cabinet. Just because a

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rather few women... I know but people have asked if David Cameron

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has a problem with women. Leaving her in because she is a woman is

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problematic. (CROSSTALK).

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Let's move on to The Times. The different story here. This is a

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former minister calling for an end to Troubles prosecutions. President

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Higgins arrives today and is seeing the Queen tomorrow and Martin

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McGuinness will be in attendance as well. This is a call on Amnesty of

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the unsolved murders have occurred in the Troubles. They want to put

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the past behind them and the second is and it will be hanging over the

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relationship for the future. We could potentially bring an end to

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it. My sympathies are with the families of the victims and it is

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all well to say let's put the past behind us but it is not in any way a

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caring decision for them. Is talking in a big political sense, these are

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individuals and families. I didn't realise that the figure was as high

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as 3000 unsolved murders. Is the judgement of the government being

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affected by the case of South Africa. The most heinous crimes of

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the apartheid state were forgiven or explain away by the Reconciliation

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Commission. There is still a lot of trauma going through there. I don't

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think these things can be wished away. There was huge outcry when it

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was revealed that letters were sent to some IRA suspects on the run and

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that was huge outcry about that and questions about who knew what and

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when. He says you can't apply a sense of normal fairness and justice

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to an unusual situation but you are still left with lots of individuals

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who will not feel like they have justice. What constitutes a

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political crime? How many murders can be attached to the troubles and

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how many are ordinary crimes that can be dressed up? If you lost

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somebody, you will want Justice. Let's turn to the Sun reports on

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so`called benefit cheats. They are being forced to sell homes to pay

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back fraud debt. How many people will be forced to do this? There are

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many figures quoted here, 440 million pounds of handouts. But the

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overall pound is ?3.5 billion. `` amount. It would help if we knew how

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many people will have two payback by selling their home. Suspect very

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few. It is a huge amount of money. We have to remind ourselves that the

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Sun has this campaign going. The Mirror has a shocking front`page

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story. I would sooner die than live in the age of the e`mail. A British

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pensioner who evidently killed herself at an assisted suicide

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clinic, saying she could not cope with the digital age. There are many

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people struggling to cope with with the digital age. You are

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investigating this, Ah Chee? I'm looking at the effects of technology

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society. It does surprise me. The symptoms of older people feeling

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isolated by technology as a shock me, but this result does. She has

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gone abroad to commit suicide. She died on March 27. She was not

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terminally ill or seriously handicapped but her comments were

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that she wanted to stop the world and get off. She could not cope that

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the world was becoming more machine oriented. She felt we were becoming

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robotic. She has never owned a TV or radio. When I read that I thought

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that there were a lot of other things going on here. When did

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televisions come into? Televisions and radios are lifelines for the

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majority of people, especially elderly people. I have sympathy here

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but actually I would not blame the e`mail age. She was upset with

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people not cooking properly and going for ready meals. Do you think

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this will raise serious questions about assisted suicide? What

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constitutes a genuine reason? There is a responsibility to train

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yourself, is that? Lifelong learning. Loneliness was probably at

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the core of it. Who was around her? There are loads of people who are

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bridging that digital divide in their 80s or 90s. Parents should be

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banned from The Independent reports on Ed Milliband and the middle

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class. Let Prescot once said that the old middle class now. The people

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that Ed Milliband is talking about, are they begin to give him a surge

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next year? There are many people who do not think he has his strategy

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right. She will give a big speech tomorrow about setting the

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industrial heartland free, an attempt to outflank David Cameron

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and George Osborne. The message it from them is that the economy is

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recovering. Milliband was to appeal to those who are not feeling the

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benefit from the tax cuts. Things that you value like university

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funding and pensions are under attack. There is not much detail. He

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has time to get meat on the bones of policies. What will the Labour Party

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heartlands think of this? Nigel Farage says that it is not just

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disenchanted conservatives but that labour people are also coming. The

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Daily Mail talks about tens of thousands of elderly patients

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enduring appalling NHS care and they are too frightened or polite to

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complain. This is another issue that will be apart of next year 's

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election. We are also aware that we are living longer and have less

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money for when the older. This is Britishness the core. Aren't we all

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like that offered. There is a lot of concern about all the people who are

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in hospital who are too frightened to make a fuss for fear of being

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punished by nurses and people who are there to care for them, if they

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make a fuss or complain. Relatives are often very concerned. We have

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cases of people setting up their own CCTV operations in private homes and

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hospitals and have found appalling care. Most nurses are probably doing

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a great job. Nurses get upset when lacy stories like this. There are

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calls for a significant cultural shift and even suggestions that

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there should be a body that handles all complaints about the NHS and

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social care and other services. People need to know that that is

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behind them. All the people do not even want to tell their families

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because they don't want to be a burden. U complain when you are in

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that bed and you are not being taken care of? Thank you. Stay with BBC

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News. Hello, and welcome to the Film

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Review and BBC News, what have we got? As I am sure you know, this is

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the week that Noah opens, the great big controversial, or is it

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biblical,

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