21/04/2014 The Papers


21/04/2014

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newspaper speculation about Moyes' position. Delegates at the NUT

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conference in Brighton have voted in favour of strike action in June. It

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follows an argument with the government over pay, conditions, and

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pensions. Hello, and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me are James

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Rampton of the Independent, and the broadcaster and journalist, Lynn

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Faulds Wood. The Telegraph highlights an NHS

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report which says at least a thousand patients are dying

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needlessly each month from acute kidney injury, a treatable condition

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which can be avoided if people are kept hydrated. The Guardian says the

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former PM Gordon Brown will intervene in the Scottish referendum

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debate for the Better Together campaign, with a claim that Scottish

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pensioners will be better off if Scotland stays within the UK.

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Metro's headline is "Farewell Peaches". The funeral of the singer

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Peaches Geldof took place today and her coffin was decorated with a

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drawing of her husband, her children and her pets. The Mail warns of the

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"Mortgage Inquisition', saying prospective home buyers will be

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forced to answer very detailed questions about every aspect of

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their finances and spending. The Times says Britain is to lead an

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international effort to weaken President Putin's power by reducing

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the world's reliance on Russia's energy supplies. The Financial Times

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claims that legislation is due to be introduced which would allow energy

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companies greater freedom to frack for shale gas. The Sun also carries

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a photo of Peaches Geldof's funeral, but the banner headline also refers

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to speculation that the Manchester United manager David Moyes is on the

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verge of being fired. The Mirror, too, leads on the expected changes

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at the top of Old Trafford, saying that Ryan Giggs could be appointed

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caretaker manager. Let's start with the Times. Lynn, do

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you want to start us off? This is a warning from the energy Secretary.

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Europe gets a quarter of its energy from Russia, and half of that comes

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through Ukraine. All the troubles in Ukraine means that energy will be a

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lot more expensive in Europe. In Britain, we have some of our Rome,

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and maybe we should hang on to Scotland before we don't have any

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left! `` our Rome. The Shetlands and Orkneys claim it as well, they will

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maybe secede as well! We have a serious problem, because Russia is

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so rich in gas and we need its gas, and Britain is worried about

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Germany, particularly, because Germany gets most of its gas from

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Russia. The end result is that we are going to end up paying more on

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our energy bills, and there is a warning here for Europe, Gazprom,

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the Russian energy giant, said that prices could go up 44%. If you

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shelve prices up, people will look for alternatives, and it might not

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be very good for Gazprom in the long`term. There is a fascinating

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issue here, apparently Russia wrote his Ph.D. About the concept of

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Russia using its energy riches to re`establish its position in the

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world. I think it is very interesting that Ed Davey is saying

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that we must show our support for Germany. Germany is much less

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willing to impose sanctions and the rest of Europe when all the

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activities were happening in Ukraine earlier this year, because they were

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so worried about the gas being turned off. It is all about

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politics, we are lucky that we are not dependent on the Russian gas,

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they think it is good to show solidarity with the rest of Europe

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and show Vladimir Putin that he can't bully us. Let's move on, the

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Daily Telegraph, a big picture on the front page of David Moyes,

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looking very harrowed and harassed and miserable. I want to go down the

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page, this story. Vincent Nichols, the leader of the Catholic Church in

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England and Wales, what is he on about? Ukip are coming out with an

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1.5 million pound poster campaign, and that is partly what he is

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thinking about. They drove vehicles around with these huge boardings on

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the side, and Nigel Farage of Ukip called them nasty at the time.

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Arguably, the ones that Ukip are bringing out, they are even nasty,

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Oracle is that is what Cardinal Vincent Nichols is saying. One of

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them shows a big finger`pointing at the reader, saying that millions of

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people in Europe are looking for work, and whose job are they after.

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Because we have a lot of old people in this country, we need young blood

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to come in. There was a warning at the beginning of the year that we

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would be overrun by Bulgarians and Romanians, and when we monitored the

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flight, only one chap got off. And he was met by 50 journalists! We

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need these people to regenerate ourselves and fund the older

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people. There are figures that show that immigration benefits the

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country. I know there are this reaction is that people have about

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immigrants, but they do help our economy, and I think it is good that

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the Cardinal has brought that up here. A church that is divorced from

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everyday reality is not a church in my book. I remember Mrs Thatcher

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talking about the Bishop of Durham commenting on the miners' strike.

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And I thought, that is what the bishop is for. Cardinal Nichols is

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commenting on what is happening in this country, and it is right that

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he does so. We were talking earlier about people writing secularist

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letters to the paper, and right at the bottom of this story, Vincent

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Nichols is saying that some catholic churches are full to overflowing

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juju immigration. A lot of immigrants are from Poland, and that

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is a very devout Catholic country `` due to immigration. I think it is

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his role to speak about what is happening in society, and good on

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him for doing that. Look at the Daily Mirror, we can't avoid this

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story, it has been everywhere. David Moyes. Who is the biggest football

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fan here? Can I surprise you, I am all for having women more involved

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in football, especially playing it. I was telling James earlier that my

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husband is a mad Manchester City than, and one of the banners... The

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City fans were holding up a banner that said " keep David Moyes! " .

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The fact is, it has all gone horribly wrong. It probably went

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horribly wrong because it is very difficult to follow anyone like Sir

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Alex Ferguson. You think it would have happened to anyone? Jose

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Mourinho shows what and astute man he is for not taking the job, if he

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was offered it. You are right, it is impossible to follow Alex Ferguson,

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especially because he sits there sternly muttering and cutting about

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what is going wrong. He was called the chosen one, and a few weeks ago,

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the hands of Manchester United hired an aeroplane with a private message,

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the wrong one. They are out of the Champions League, that has cost them

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30 million, and the fans are threatening to desert them, so

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ticket sales will go down as well. In the Daily Express, we have, how

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dreams become nightmares, because Old Trafford is known as the Iturup

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dreams. It is all about money, they are worried about season`ticket

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sales, they are worried that the business of selling shirts is an

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enormous part of any football club, and that is under threat. If they

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don't even make the Europa league, it will be catastrophic. What is

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staggering to me is that the man had a six`year contract. Nobody gets a

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six year contract, do they? If they get rid of him, it'll cost them, ?5

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million, ?10 million, it will cost them a lot. We talked about this

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earlier, contenders include Jurgen Klopp, and a Dutch national coach. I

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like that Alex Ferguson himself is 16 to one to return. The Guardian,

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Caroline Spelman has been speaking out on the subject of criminalised

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eyeing off sex. There is a Nordic model whereby those who buy sex can

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be guilty of a criminal offence. At the moment, only the selling off sex

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is a criminal offence, and I think it is a good idea because it might

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clamp down on the scandalous number of poor girls who are being

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trafficked to this country. It is only ever an estimate, but something

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like 2500 `3000 girls are trafficked into this country to be used in the

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sex business. If anything can stop that, it would be a very good thing,

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and this might do something to help. What worries me is you might

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end up with a rapidly in the law which could turn out to drive sex

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underground, because if a man was to be a criminal for looking for sex or

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going with a prostitute, then you are not going to see them out

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anywhere. There are 30,000 prostitutes apparently, and just

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over half of them are immigrants into this country, and they think

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that just under half are vulnerable women, and they are mainly women, I

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think. It does seem to have worked elsewhere, but perhaps the Nordic

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countries are quite different. It is getting a warm response from people

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representing prostitutes at the moment, so I don't think it is about

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throwbacks. They were talking about if they banned boxing it would go

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underground, you are right. There will always be the search for some

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kind of prostitution, and if it is unregulated or unauthorised in any

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way, then even more criminal elements could become involved and

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that could be even worse. Let's go to the Independent, there is a

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story, I read it, it is quite complicated. Scientists and it DNA

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to cure diseases. I have a genetic disease in my family, I have lupus

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in my family, and I wish them a speedy solution on how to edit my

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DNA to get rid of it, because it killed my mother. There is a

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technology that allows to make almost any DNA changes at precisely

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defined points on the chromosomes of animals or plants. There may be huge

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explanations in sight, we have only got the front page of the moment,

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and it is well worth everyone buying it to see what they are saying. They

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have terrifying overtones of big rubber, if you just read the front

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page, and I'm hoping it is all very clear. I would spend it

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differently, I think this is an extremely reputable journalist ``

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Big Brother. My interpretation would be positive, if they have found a

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way to alter one letter of DNA, to cure live disease, which they have

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done in a mouse, if they could then you are other diseases which are

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affecting so many humans, I think that is brilliant. If we could

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possibly find a way to deal with these terrible conditions that have

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devastated human beings for centuries, that would be incredible.

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Let's go to the Financial Times. The important thing about this is that

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companies that want to look for shale gas can do it, we'll be able

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to do it on private land. In America, landowners have made a

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fortune from selling the rights to frack. I'm sure there will be

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increasing calls for more fracking if we want to be independent from

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Russian energy. In my eyes, it is extremely unproven tech knowledge, I

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know there have been a lot of allegations of earthquakes in the

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US, and it seems to make sense that if disrupt the ground underneath

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towns they will have a lot of structural damage. I know there was

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a minor earthquake in Blackpool when they did some recently. Exciting in

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theory, but as yet, I think the jury is out. Be careful what you wish

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for. They are talking about changing trespassing laws. We have huge areas

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of Britain owned by private landowners, some of whom are Tory

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MPs as well. I think there is a long way to go before this happens. Thank

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you both very much. Stay with us. At midnight, we report on the

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presidential elections that will take place in Syria in June, despite

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fighting going on. The UN condemns the decision, as does America.

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Coming up next, time for Sportsday. Hello and welcome to Sportsday. I'm

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James Pearce. Our headlines tonight: Is Moyes being moved on? Manchester

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United refuse to comment on speculation that their manager is

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about to be sacked. Manchester City beat West Brom to

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keep the pressure on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.

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Late night drama at

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