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replays, with Leicester and Liverpool in action. And news from

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the Australian Open tennis. That's all in 15 minutes, after The Papers.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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With me are Pippa Crerar, the political correspondent

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from the London Evening Standard, and the broadcaster John Stapleton.

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The Independent's main story is the possible discovery of

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a new planet, ten times the size of Earth, far out in our solar system.

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The Financial Times says the falling FTSE means we're on the

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The Telegraph reports on a ruling that means migrants

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stranded in Calais can use European human rights laws to join relations

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Falling global stock markets make the front page of the Guardian.

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The Times also leads with fears over the economy, caused by volatility

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The Mirror says a simple test can help doctors accurately predict

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And the actor Suranne Jones is pictured

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She's won Best Drama Performance for her role in Doctor Foster,

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How about we kick off with economic doom and gloom. Yes, the markets are

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entering their territory, as you indicated, this is because in the

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Chinese economy. The prospect of interest rising in the US. --

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interest rises. In the Guardian, they quote the former chief

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economist of the Bank for International Settlements, he says

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the problems building up the global financial system are worse than in

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2007 and one central bank had used up all of their ammunition. We have

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the guy last week from IDS saying, quote, sell almost everything. He

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said the party is over. That raises concern among people like myself. On

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the other hand, people are saying, hang on, it's not as bad as we

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thought. The Times quote several experts. They use words like hype

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and panic. The experts suggest that possibly what is happening with the

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financial markets doesn't quite justified the magnitude of panic

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that is gripping everyone. The Guardian's peace says we could be on

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the brink of meltdown. -- piece. Bad news for George Osborne, that three

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of the papers are splashing on the economy and those fears. People are

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feeling jittery. The Times focuses on the consumer angle and looks at

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some of the big British businesses and the impact on them. Billions of

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pounds knocked off household names like HSBC and BP and Shell. But some

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suggest it isn't as bad as that and there are indicators, like

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unemployment being at an all-time low and Grexit is in the US showing

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expansion, but it isn't all bad news. -- growth figures in the US.

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This headline suggests it isn't great news. As part of the advice

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from the gentleman just quoted, think about the long-term. Don't

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panic and lead to any major conclusions yet. That's precisely

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what one of the expert says. It is important investors stay focused on

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the long-term. Staying with the Times. Calais asylum seekers can

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come to Britain. This is a British court ruling. It was for a Syrian

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refugee in the notorious Jungle camp in Calais. Refugees had been granted

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the right to join their family members who had already been given

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asylum. They were 216 -year-old boys and an older brother. -- two 16

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-year-old boys. They had been granted permission to come into the

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UK because of their rights to family life. There are fears in some of the

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more right-wing papers that this will open the floodgates to lots of

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claims. The Times suggest it could be hundreds more people, rather than

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thousands. It points out in a much more measured tone but obviously

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these particular men have been traumatised by their experience in

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Syria and written has decided to take 20,000 asylum seekers. --

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Britain. There is pressure from within EU to take more. They are

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quoting a figure of 90,000. Then they would have a right under the

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Dublin agreement to send back migrants who are here in illegally.

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About 12,000 back so far. The right-wing have jumped on this, as

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you say. Yes, let's have a look at The Daily Mail. They have a

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particular take on it. They do. Judges punched effort the hall in

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Britain's porous borders. They bring a dam across the Channel. I'm

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interested in that word, gang. Three young lads and a 26-year-old who has

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a mental issue. There may be evidence for The Daily Mail to use

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the word gang. It infers criminality. There is a quote from

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the MP, the former Tory minister, who was a leading Eurosceptic.

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Helpful. You get the feeling that it isn't quite as balanced piece as it

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should be. Yes, the quote is that the tribunal should have no business

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in this matter. We have very strict laws on immigration. It is not for

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the courts to undermine them in this way. It has further implications for

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David Cameron, because this overshadows his negotiations with

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regard to changes in the rules and regulations and arrangements with

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Europe. Then there's the possibility of the referendum not taking place

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in June. It might be put back to October and that's something the

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Tory party would not wish. It may mean that immigration becomes the

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key issue and we get headlines like this day after day over the summer.

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And give the government the result in the referendum that they don't

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want. The Prime Minister would definitely like that referendum to

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be in June. I think July and it could end up at the end of the

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summer, but that depends on next month's crucial summit in Brussels.

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June or July. There will be local elections, including the London

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mayoral election. Some Tory candidates would be very

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uncomfortable about a referendum held just months after the mayoral

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election not least because it would take away activists from stuffing

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leaflets through letter boxes. It would also defy the party and he is

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Eurosceptic, so it could be awkward for him in the run-up to that. He is

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keen for that not to happen in June. But the government will obviously be

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concerns that if you have a whole summer of stories about whether it

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it's like this, or some of the other stories we've seen in recent weeks,

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it could drive immigration further up the agenda and push people away

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from wanting to stay within the EU. Now, if you like literate if

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headlines than the Sun is for you. -- literate headlines. Yes, this is

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the headline. For the benefit of those who haven't been following

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this, this is related to the uppercrust Tory MP, as the Sun

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refers to him as, who stunned the House of Commons today I admitted he

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regularly uses party drug poppers. We should point out that he is gay

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and he uses this party poppers because apparently they relax the

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muscles and enhance a gentleman's sexual pleasure. He is voicing

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concern about the proposal by the government to have them banned. The

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government aren't just doing this because they are party poopers, is

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says it is because they can cause death in some circumstances. He says

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it will drive people like himself into the hands of criminals. And

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they fall under the bracket of legal highs. They do. They will be banned

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from April. It was concluded that they would ban them for now but they

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will hold a review to see if poppers should be part of this band. Various

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people in the Commons debate today pointed out that poppers are

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psychoactive in the same way that nicotine, alcohol and caffeine are

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and if people are aware of the warnings then maybe they should be

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put in that category, rather than band and forcing people into

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illegality. Also potentially opening public figures to back the and all

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those sorts of things. I must admit, the House of Commons didn't seem

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especially stunned when he spoke about it! Anyway, the Daily Mirror,

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they talk about a simple test to reveal your dementia risk. Yes. The

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Sun... Sorry, the Mirror claimed that GPs will now be able to look at

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a patient's history of depression, alcohol intake diet, weight loss and

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blood pressure and from that will be able to ascertain the quite a high

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degree of accuracy whether or not somebody is likely to be at risk of

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developing dementia. This is for people between the ages of 60 and

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79. They will get 85% accuracy. The older they are, less likely to be

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accurate. This opens a can of worms. Dementia affects almost 1 million

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people in Britain and there's no known cure at the moment. I was

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under the impression that the majority of cases were, they

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thought, genetic. It can be slowed down, as long as it is caught fast

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enough. For example, mental and physical exercise and a healthy

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lifestyle is key, but there's no cure. I this raises the ethical

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issue as to whether you would want to know. Exactly. They feed into the

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system your history, things like depression, stroke, whether you have

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drunk too much, diabetes, you have an irregular heartbeat, et cetera.

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They look at this information and they can predict whether you have a

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likelihood to suffer from dementia or not. Some people may not want to

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know and whether or not they can do anything about it. Why that stage in

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someone's life, it depends to what extent they have abused their body

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or suffered from any of these conditions in the past. The other

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thing of course is it is great to hear this, obviously it would help

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people if some treatment could be offered, but the other question is

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whether the NHS can afford it. You look at the front page of the

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Guardian and it says Britain is spending less and less on health

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services by international standards and by 2020 we will have to devote

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?43 billion more every year just to match the spending of other European

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countries. Good news, but possibly some way. And as you, ethical

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concerns. Finishing in space. I have to say, my knowledge of all

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matters space are based on Star Wars, and my six-year-old son,

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probably. Several of the papers have this image, which is not a photo, we

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should say. This is an artist's impression. You might be asking why

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we had not spotted it before, of the ninth planet that has been

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discovered. We think we have discovered it. It is believed to be

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ten times the mass of birth and to speak as Neptune. -- earth. It has

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been named planet X, which I think is a bit unfair, given the others

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have quite nice names. I like the language used, it is lurking on the

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dark icy fringes of the solar system. It is not just there, it is

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lurking. Research is at the California Institute of technology

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described it as the most planety planet in the solar system. Maybe he

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has his knowledge from Star Wars as well. Thank you both very much,

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