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Coming up, Dad's Army hits the big screen, we will have more on the

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latest releases in The Film Review. Hello and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers With me are Caroline Wheeler,

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who's the Political Editor at the Sunday Express, and the

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political commentator Vincent Moss. The Sunday Express leads

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on the announcement that a new "supergroup" will be unveiled

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this week, uniting voices calling A key adviser to Margaret Thatcher,

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Lord Powell, believes the former Prime Minister

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would have supported David Cameron's Brussels deal - that's according to

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the Sunday Times. The Observer fears government plans

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to restrict council homes for the very poorest will mean that

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tens of thousands of families will The Sunday Telegraph leads on a

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letter it's received from more than 40 Conservative Party Associations

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"angered", it says, by David Cameron's instruction to Tory MPs to

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ignore their views on Europe. The Mail

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on Sunday claims that the Help for Heroes charity is being investigated

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by the charity commission. Finally,

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The Independent on Sunday dedicates its front page to the efforts being

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taken to tackle obesity, but criticises the policies of both the

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NHS and the Department of Health. That is where we will begin. The

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front page, tackle obesity? Fat chance. The Independent on Sunday

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has interviewed the former adviser on this issue, and she says it will

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be a mistake if this only focuses on the weight of children and

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youngsters, and that it is about making sure parents are part of it.

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It says that parents must be part of it, and it is not just about getting

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parents involved. Funnily enough, I spoke to her a couple of weeks ago

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and the big message she had was that it is about changing attitudes of

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parents. Her message was about not as a parent giving your children

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sweets as treats, which I am wholly guilty of, and when there is ever

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any bribery in our house, the sweetie teams come out. I can see

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what she is saying that when we have so many overweight adults we can't

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just focus on children, but I think the whole strategy that the

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government is looking at, is that if we don't start with them from

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youngsters and see them grow up with good eating habits we will end up in

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a worse situation than we are in now. But we grow up with habits of

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our parents. Parents are so influential and that is what is so

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terrifying, they copy what you are doing. If you are not eating well,

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chances are your kids want either. That is a big problem the government

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has, they will announce their strategy, and it is things like that

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carrot and stick approach that is the problem. How long do you go down

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the road of putting prices up on things rather than trying to nudge

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people in the right direction? I get the sense they haven't made a

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decision on this. Every week, I ask if their strategy is coming out, and

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every week I get the answer, there is no fixed date. It was supposed to

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come out at the end of last year, it didn't. It was supposed to come out

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in January, it didn't. So I wonder if they are still considering and

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weighing it up carefully. The Observer, working people moving out

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of public housing. This is that individuals earning more than

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?40,000 a year in London will have to pay a market rent for their

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social housing. The argument is that they simply won't be able to do

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that, particularly in areas like London where the cost of housing and

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rent is much higher. In essence, it could force people out of the

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capital, or simply force people out of their council homes. It is one of

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those more worrying aspect of the unintended consequence of a movement

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by the government that is trying to limit benefits and reduce the

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welfare state. If you earn significantly less than ?30,000 or

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?40,000, aren't people more deserving of council homes, which

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are subsidised? It is about prioritising, and giving social

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housing to those in greatest need, but the reality is that if you are

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somebody who is on ?40,000, you may just be on a family income of

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?40,000, you may have three children and live in three or 4-bedroom

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council house, which you are paying ?500 a month for. But in London, a

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similar property in London would cost you ?1500, and that would be

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unaffordable. They might have to lead anywhere in central London,

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they may work in hospitals will have shiftwork, and they would have to

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leave. It adds to the ceiling where cities like London will start to

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become ghettos for the rich and wealthy because people on lower

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incomes won't be able to stay. Even under the Labour government there

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was no emphasis on building more council homes, it was social housing

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but not council homes. That is right. I think the government is try

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to grasp the nettle on this. The point is that building housing takes

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time, and we need to find somewhere where we can build them, when we

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have rigorous planning enforcement laws in place where we can't build

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on this that land, it is hard to find a space. I think the government

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is keen to build more homes but they keep finding that many barriers are

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in place to let them do it. Humanitarian disaster looms in

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Aleppo as Assad's forces cut off rebels. This is the power of the

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government forces backed by Russian airstrikes. The situation in Aleppo

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is going to deteriorate very fast. About a million people stuck there,

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half of them will be under siege by these troops, who have put a circle

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around them. The warning is that the number of people heading towards the

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Turkish border have doubled in a day, and they will get higher and

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higher as long as the attacks on Aleppo continue. It looks like there

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is no end in sight, and that is essentially the warning. They are

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talking about approximately 400,000 people living in non-

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government-controlled areas, and they are expected to remain. But

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there are serious concerns from all organisations that there is

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effectively a siege situation. And supply lines have been cut off to

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get aid in. And this plays into the fact that it will fuel the migration

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problem we are seeing in Europe, and exacerbated even further with more

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migrants making those perilous journeys across the sea and coming

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to Britain. That can feed into this European debate that we are having

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about the control over our borders. It is a desperate situation on many

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levels. Now we have a clutch of EU stories. Rivals unite to fight for

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EU except, says the Sunday express. Who is coming together? We have seen

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this incredible week of bitter infighting from the out campaign,

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and I think there is a sense they need to draw a line under that and

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get together and speak with one voice. We are told this is what will

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happen, there will be the creation of a large supergroup, the

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amalgamation of two of the biggest groups, which is grassroots out,

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leave. EU. I'm told there are 47 in total which is a huge number. I'm

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glad we don't have to list them all. So am I. They are going to come

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together and make this group, they will become the official outgroup

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which gets all the benefits of being registered with the Electoral

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Commission, and give David Cameron a run for his money. It will make it

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easier than for the groups to start having a clear debate, rather than

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these disparate messages. They think so, because at the moment all the

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public has seen his legions of stories about the bitter feuds and

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mudslinging that has gone on. Reasons to stay and reasons to go

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had not been coming out, but the top lines have been on permutations of

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these feuds. They need to start to spell it out in terms we can

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understand, why we should vote to stay or leave. There is a helpful

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guide in the Sunday Express today, with an article set out by Lord

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Rose, who is leading the in campaign, and Nigel Farage who is

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leading the out campaign. The Sunday Times... Someone with a very good

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Ouija board might know this! Lord Powell, who was in -- her adviser in

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the 1980s, he says that Margaret Thatcher would vote yes. Lord Tebbit

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is saying that Lord Powell is not really anyone important, and he

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claims that she would never have gone along with it. This isn't

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helping with cohesion, is it? Not really. They still go into MP's

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officers and they still have her face adorning the walls. This is a

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figure they are trying to use to galvanise support behind David

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Cameron's deal or non- deal that he is trying to do. Show us respect,

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Tories tell PM, with 44 local party chiefs not happy that they have been

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effectively snubbed by the PM. This is all in relation to what the PM

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said earlier this week, which is basically that MPs should listen to

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their hearts and minds rather than their local associations. The

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association is really your bread and butter, they put you in the position

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of being a Parliamentary candidate, and there won't be many eurosceptic

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groups. They will feel that they did David Cameron and enormous favour by

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knocking on doors and delivering leaflets, and they will feel

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aggrieved that perhaps he is trying to pull the rug from underneath them

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and not get the MPs to represent their views. The Mail on Sunday

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thinks it has found a cabinet minister who will fight to leave the

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EU. They are referring to the employment minister. After she was a

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Conservative Party press officer she left to work for the referendum

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party, so she always had eurosceptic credentials. There is now less

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Westminster guessing game where cabinet ministers are likely to go

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towards the outside of the argument. The culture Secretary is

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one, Iain Duncan Smith is another. People starting to speculate about

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who will stick their head above the parapet and align themselves with

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the out campaign. Priti Patel has been claimed to be that person. Now,

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claims there has been some kind of data leak that was upsetting for a

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soldier who was being cared for. The allegations are that in at least one

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case, medical records were shared beyond the team caring for this

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soldier. There are allegations of bullying as well. While the Charity

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commission is investigating, the charity also stressed that it is not

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a full stature tree investigation, so they are now just looking at

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these concerns -- statutory. Why they are focusing on this week is

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because there are questions focusing on charities at the moment. We have

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seen questions about the death of Oliver Cook, who was hounded to

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death by a charity, and H and K as well. Tell us about this section.

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They are responding to these allegations, there are accusations

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of staff being gagged. They say they have had almost 10,000 visitors to

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their centres last year by veterans, they are proud of what they do in

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the dedicated service they provide, and they take their responsibility

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very seriously, and ensure that they are the best stuff to look after

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people. Any allegations otherwise are unfair. Finish with a couple of

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sports stories. A picture of Dylan Hartley, the England rugby captain,

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celebrating the victory over Scotland in the Calcutta happy knack

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cup. -- the Calcutta Cup. This all started over the Six Nations, some

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may disagree that England did beat Scotland today. Rugby does seem to

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unfairly feature of most of the front pages. A lot of people follow

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it, but football is a much story, and the story of Leicester City.

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Those of little faith, you would have got 5000/1 four Leicester City

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to win the Premier League. Gary Lineker said that he would wear his

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underpants to present the news if Leicester City one. Up next, The

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