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

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

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

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

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

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

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from York dominates the Independent, also reporting on how Britain

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

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

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

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

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and the Telegraph leads on an Oxford University research

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

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

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

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

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

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latest in a showing of Muslim families being turned away from

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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turn you back. The American homeland security department are not

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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explains it better, experts say prescribing cheap medication for BP

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

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

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health care specialists say the should be a shift from reactive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Christmas puddings than family size ones but crucially these are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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next, Sportsday. Hello and welcome to Sportsday -

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I'm Hugh Woozencroft -

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