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tributes to Don Howe, the former England international and coach, who


has died at the age of 80. All coming up in Sportsday in 15 minutes


after the papers. So, welcome to our look ahead to


what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow, we are joined by Oliver


Wright. Just before you what they have to say about tomorrow's papers,


let's take you through a view of the front pages, a flooded street scene


from York dominates the Independent, also reporting on how Britain


leaving VE you could lead to the loss of funding to scientific


research. Storm Eva is the focus of the Daily Express, warning of 80 mph


gales and torrential downpours over the next few days. In a similar


vein, the i warning through this to expect a wash-out winter. The FT,


and the Telegraph leads on an Oxford University research


the Daily Mail, maternity wards can not cope, half of how to turn down


women in labour because of a lack of beds. Not quite silly season, still


a lot of stories around. Very interesting story on the front page


of the Guardian, reporting on a UK imam who has had his Business Visa


evoked, and it appears to be -- revoked, and it appears to be the


latest in a showing of Muslim families being turned away from


America. This follows on from the story yesterday of a Muslim family


who spent ?9,000 on a holiday to Disneyland, only to be told at


Gatwick sorry, you can't come in. Now we have a British imam who had a


business Visa, sounds like he travels a lot to the States over the


last few months with no problem. He went to Heathrow, about a get on the


flight and was stopped by people who you said were embassy staff,


American embassy staff, slightly odd that they were at Heathrow, and they


said sorry, your Visa has been revoked. Again, no explanation. It


is a really difficult story because a few tender round the other way and


we had people coming into the UK, I am sure it would be, if there is any


risk, we should not let them in, but if it is British people going to


America we look at a slightly different way. There is no


explanation. Nothing they can do about it, they don't get the money


for the flight back. We probably do need a bit more transparency, if


there is a threat, you should say so. What did he have to say that


this, because he was a Liberal Democrat candidate at one point. He


has had quite a lot to say about it. There is a line further down in the


story where he says he has received a call from the embassy who are keen


to sort the matter out. I can't help feeling that when do much use in the


interim to claim, as he does, and this is obviously the main hook the


Guardian has gone on, the US State Department, if I were the USM is


here that think that would go down terribly well. He has clearly spoken


at length to the Guardian. He describes the official who dealt


with them directly as cold, calculated and very unhelpful, and


apparently adding later, you must've done something before walking away.


He claims to know of other British doesn't have also been turned away.


Some staggering figures, more than 120,000 visas were revoked during


2001, and of those 900 have been pulled because of terrorism


concerns. Do you think there is a danger being put out of context,


because there are Visa forms you have to fill in before you can


travel to America now, ETAs. Yes, is you can get to America and they can


turn you back. The American homeland security department are not


necessarily the friendliest people in the world. His ESTA was turned


down, and what he subsequently got was a business and tourism Visa.


Terry Ord. Stella Creasy has had a lot to say about it because a family


in her constituency were turned away. Let's move onto the Financial


Times, US banks hit by cheap oil as Opec warns of low time -- all-time


low. That figure resonates, a low of $36 a barrel, given where it was


just a year ago, quite a steep fall. The point of the FT story, and I am


no economist and nor do I fully understand banking, but it seems US


banks sort of set stress test scenarios for oil price falling,


presumably so they remain solvent and they can trade and so on. But


today it was like oil prices are about 55% below the level when the


Federal reserve is set last year stress tests, the pointed it is much


worse than they expected to be forced you are doing quite well


there, David! Do I sound like I know what I'm talking about? Who you are


depends on what cheap oil means. Good on the pumps, as David Cameron


likes to say. Opec are predicting it took 25 years to go back to 2008


levels of $100 a barrel. The good news is you have years of cheaper


petrol for motorists, that news for a lot of the big oil companies, it


has collapsed over the last few years and are unlikely to improve


any time soon. These things are cyclical but it is predicting the


span of that cycle I suppose is the trick. Another story you have


spotted, trying to find the Christmas spirit on the streets of


Paris. A city trying hard to move on from those awful terrorist attacks.


What should be a busy time of the year for them. Hotel occupancy down


by 30%, flight bookings down, business down by as much as 80%. In


Europe, after the London Bombings in 2005, these things do recover. There


is a short-term impact, I am sure in six months to a year's time, things


will be much as they were. Still not great if you are there at the time.


Difficult for the people living there as much as anything else. You


saw the climate change talks, future levels of security, and we remember


that in London. The deputy mayor says as much, it will get better but


it will take some time. Again it would be surprising if it didn't.


Several friends of mine have been in Paris over the last few weeks, and


The Daily Telegraph, heart pill for would be quieter than usual.


The Daily Telegraph, heart pill for half of Britons. The sub headline


explains it better, experts say prescribing cheap medication for BP


will save millions of lives. A lot of these stories are creeping up at


the moment, more could be done. It is an example of what a lot of


health care specialists say the should be a shift from reactive


medicine to preventative health care. So boiled down, if something


called systolic pressure, no, they -- for each drop in something or the


other it is found to reduce the risk of heart attack by one fifth,


strokes by a quarter, and death from all quarters by 13%. If that worked,


although I imagine -- I imagine distributing this many heart pills,


if it worked, I suppose it would save the NHS an awful lot of money


in the long term. It follows on from the big stat in debate, how could


they were, and now this is another drug. You are talking about


medicalising a generation at a certain age, you start taking your


pills twice a day. Actually, it could be an extremely good thing.


They could even end up putting it in the water. Shall we have a little


look at Christmas? It is soon. Back to the FT. A very Christmassy


photograph of the Beatles, and this is of course because of the


announcement today that fans of the Beatles will be able to listen to


all 13 studio rounds on streaming sites. -- studio albums was that why


has not happened before? There is a wonderfully catty quote from Mark


Mulligan, a music industry analyst, who says the Beatles state is always


fashionably late to the Digital party, so it seems they have form


for dragging their feet when it comes to this. Although, as you say


the picture is Christmassy, the Fab four gathered round a Christmas


tree, but I can't think of any Beatles music that was particularly


Christmassy. They didn't do Christmas on is, did they? Elvers,


Bing Crosby, but I can't think of any Beatles Christmas June. They


have done well to make this into a Christmas story. A really famous


photograph, and I are wasting what an appalling Christmas tree!


Completely out of shape. It looks really straggly and really badly


decorated! Apart from that it is all right. I feel like sorting it out.


Let's move onto the mirror. This is a bit worrying if you're going to


pick up your turkey tomorrow, as many of you will be. Particularly if


you have ordered it from M and S. That is a cue for a turkey. I have


to say, my mum went to collect stuff from M today and so it wasn't too


bad. In Beckenham, this is where the two-hour queue was, presumably


everyone turned up at the same time to do exactly the same thing. Not


great PR for Marks Spencer 's. People could have got there may be a


little bit sooner. Leigh staff handed out mince pies to try to


placate angry shoppers. The tweeters, and of course people take


to Twitter in such instances, were not impressed even by the mince


pies. They haven't really got to the bottom of what the problem is that


is my understanding of MNS is that they give you an allocated time to


pick up your food or your turkey? They were clearly willing to wait.


Not much choice! To the Telegraph is top evidently plum pudding is no


longer the star of the Christmas feast. I don't I have ever had plum


pudding for the nor have I. This is entirely alien to my experience of


Christmas. In Telegraph land, it has been a centrepiece of the Christmas


feast since Victorian times apparently, but no more. For the


first time, Tesco is on course to sell more single portions of


Christmas puddings than family size ones but crucially these are


chocolate -based desert, which are becoming more popular rather than


plum pudding. Do you like brandy sauce? Though. I don't know anyone


who does, but I love it. Brandy butter or brandy sauce? Brandy sauce


is like custard basically. But you can't set it on fire? You can set


the pudding on fire, let's hope we never end up on one of those cookery


programmes because we will be useless! It will not be a great


Christmas for a lot of people, particularly in Cumbria. The


Independent with a picture that basically says it all. About the


third flood in a month -- in a month for many people. That picture is


from York. The Cambrian situation is pretty grim. We saw it on the front


page of the eye. You get waterlogged ground and when you get fresh rain


it just gets first is that the profile worse than it might have


been had come on the dry ground and that is the problem you have got


there. David, Oliver, many thanks for taking us through the newspapers


will stop we will do it again in hour. Thanks to you as well for


watching. We will be back at 11:30pm, and at 11, Moore on the


clean-up in Cumbria and the warnings of further into, as well. Coming up


next, Sportsday. Hello and welcome to Sportsday -


I'm Hugh Woozencroft -


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