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the championship, Leeds and Middlesbrough. And snooker


controversy! That is all coming up after The Papers.


Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me tonight, our guests are the Education Editor for


The Sunday Times, Sian Griffiths, and Kiran Stacey, who's Energy


The Mirror's headline is "The Great Cancer Hope," after


genetically modified cells cured 94% of terminal cancer patients


NHS funding is the Independent's main story,


as a whistleblower claims hospitals are under pressure to underplay


The Telegraph quotes new figures, which suggest there's been


the biggest rise in annual death rates in England and


The wreckage of a hospital in Syria, which was hit with an air-strike, is


The Guardian carries comments from a leaked report from the Department


of Health, which claims a seven-day a week NHS may not cut death rates.


Immune cell therapy could be used to help cure cancer, according


The Daily Mail continues its investigation into staffing


And back to the EU with the Express, the paper says any renegotiations


agreed by the Prime Minister could be changed


We are going to start with The Daily Mirror. The great cancer hope. A


photograph of a cancer cell by the look of it. An incredible


breakthrough. Genetically modified cells cure disease in 4% of


patients. -- 94%. We get these kind of stories once every week. But this


is on the front page of two very different papers, the Times and The


Daily Mirror. It seems they are getting incredible result in this


test run. 94% of patients left the trial disease-free after being told


a hat months to live. -- they had. What they might be able to do with


this immune cell therapy is not only the wreck it, but actually have it


as a long-lasting cure. -- fewer. You have huge amounts of people


relapsing, 20 -40% of those treated for prostate cancer will have a


relapse. Scientists in this say this may be the end of those which would


be a huge deal. Usually you find scientists in these stories saying,


wait a second shouldn't he too gung ho. -- these.


This person says, imagine having a vaccine and you are rejected against


something for all of your life. You could have cells remember the cancer


to be ready for it when it comes back. That is the huge claims. But,


we do see headlines like this from time to time on the front of


newspapers and they do sell. But there seems to be a voracity to this


story that we should take seriously. Yeah. Both headlines are similar. A


hope of a lasting cure. They are very different. I think... It is a


simple idea. You take white cells from the patient's blood and modify


them to fight cancer and inject them back into the bloodstream. These


so-called living drugs, could only do they fight cancer the first time


around, but any recurrence of the disease and they have that memory


and they fight it again. -- not. I think it is... So many cancers, not


just prostate cancer, but breast-cancer as well, they come


back within ten years, a quarter of them. I think this is incredibly


exciting. People with cancer may have some hope. Yes. Hospitals are


under pressure to cook the books. So many stories on so many papers in


the last months concerning the NHS and the pressure it is under, an


ageing population, the buzz is being squeezed. -- budget. And now, to


cook the books to improve their bottom line. That seems to be the


issue at the moment. Across the papers it is a similar story. The


Telegraph, not always a story that goes hard on cuts. It has a story


about how the cuts have led to death rates going up. This is a story the


Independent has that says NHS hospitals are under so much pressure


and are now being told to play down their deficit. So there is,


actually, I haven't realised this, but this financial deficit the


amount is coming in less than the amount going out, that target is 1.8


billion. One whistleblower, anonymous, we don't know Houthis is,


has told the Public Accounts Committee thinks it could be 2.9


billion. -- who this is. It is just another piece of evidence that shows


how much strain the NHS is under. We have junior doctors going on. We


have social care under pressure. All of this will become more pressured,


because of the ageing population and the financial squeeze outgoing


three. Expect more of these stories. -- we are going through.


The Tories used to hit stories like this, about health. -- hate. I was


going to say, what is the reasoning behind so many of these stories


appearing? Is it from those papers on the right suggesting we should be


getting an NHS that can find itself, moving more towards privatisation?


The left saying, these are the problems of the NHS. Cherish the


institution. We should back it. What is the reasoning? To be honest, I


think many of them are coming out of people working in the NHS themselves


actually speaking out, whistleblowing. We have the junior


doctors on the frontline at the telling it the way it is. I think


more and more NHS staff are actually saying they are overworked and


underpaid and waiting times are horrendous. If you have ever been to


A late at night it is horrible, you could wait five hours. The staff


do an amazing job. Many of these stories are coming from within the


NHS. Interesting. Let's you want to the Guardian. Another NHS story. --


move on. Seven-day plan may not work. They say they already do


this. That is where the debate is. The whole point for Jeremy Hunt in


the Department of Health was to cut the death rate. They are suggesting


it may not be happening. They suggest it will not happen because


they don't have the numbers of new GPS coming into the industry in the


first place. They say the pressure on the job is too much. They say


contracts for junior doctors... May be that isn't something I want to


get into in the first place. -- maybe. An internal report has


admitted some of these problems. The government has a target, to recruit


5000 GPs by 2020. They say that might be a challenge to the base


they a great piece of Whitehall speak, the government cannot talk


about the translation to lower mortality and reduced lengths of


stay. -- the problem is, what they have to do after this, presuming


this gets settled, they have to do a lot of bridge building. Bridge


building with the medical profession. You will need people


wanting to be involved. The NHS is getting bigger and more expensive.


People will be needed. That is the reason Andrew moved on. He seems to


have earned too many bridges with the profession and was not seen as


the man to take whatever reforms forward. Is Jeremy Hunt


through the kind of crisis that means it is unmanageable? --Is


Jeremy Hunt going through... The problem is that the government, the


Tory government, not a coalition government, it knows it is in power


for the next five years and feels it can do whatever it wants. It can


take on the BMA and the junior doctors and can push through what it


wants, a seven-day NHS. For noble reasons, it says. It argues that a


seven-day NHS might... Well, would cut deaths. There have been 15


international studies saying that weekend care is when people die


because they don't get the care they would get on Monday to Friday. But,


yes, as you say, there is a new report now saying that that is me be


not the case supplied -- may be. -- case. The NHS will take half of the


public spending within a decade or so. That cannot be sustainable. I


mean, that is what people are saying We have got to change the way we do


this because it will end of the national budget. And stories today


have been about mental health. And how that funding has gone down. And


the people that need men to help support is going up. The Guardian.


Risking the EU. The breakup is real. David Cameron is flying over Europe


trying to convince leaders of other nations to back his renegotiation of


Britain's role in the European Union. Donald Tusk, the president of


the in council, says if Britain pulls out the whole thing could


collapse. -- European Council. A few backbenchers on the Tory's site


would like that. I don't know if that would help his idea. -- side.


We are finally getting to the crux. Finally! He will go to Brussels to


do the final dottings of the i's. The key bit to look at is how long


before new migrants can claim benefits. The second thing to look


out for years, will people who have come over as migrants from elsewhere


in the EU be able to send them back to their own countries? --Is. As in


us that is tied up people have a cabinet meeting on Friday. All of


those cabinet ministers on the fence will go for it. Mr Smith is champing


at the bit to get there for a break up. With messages like this with


Donald Tusk, saying this could undermine the entire EU project, you


have to wonder who that is aimed at. Persuading people convinced that


voting out to vote the other way? Probably not. I think he is aiming


it at other members of the EU governments to scupper this in the


final days. He is saying do not push too hard, we could keep the EU


together. He has a friend there, David Cameron, in Donald Tusk. It


seems, potentially. Yes. There is a story that The Daily Express on the


front page. David Cameron's EU deal is a con. At the end of the day he


could have it rejected. Not only could they rejected, you know, say


in the referendum, June the 23rd, to leave, I guess the future government


could have another referendum and we could go back in. It could go on for


years. We don't want that. Trust me. We don't want that. I am with you on


that. The Telegraph. A bit of a curious story. One in five children


has watched porn on line. If we think about the easy access children


have to cabinet it isn't surprising. This is an interesting story. It is


an issue I am coming across in schools now. It is extraordinary.


One in five children using the Internet has viewed on line


pornography. But not only are they doing that, they are doing this


thing called sexting, where they send indecent photos of themselves


to, you know, a member of the opposite sex. That has become like a


rite of passage for teenagers. Has it? It is so normal for them. Is a


boy like the girl he thinks, I will show her... I am quite fit...


Detects her a photo. --If. I did a story in the Sunday times. --He


texts her. The new working guidance is in motion.


If you are under 18, the guidance to the police will be not to prosecute.


They will refer these children to councillors and tell them why it is


not a good idea but they won't prosecute them. They really don't


understand it is a criminal offence. Not only that, the possibility, kids


know about SnapChat and Instagram. They know it goes all over the


world. That still doesn't enter the mind of a


decide to take a snap of a private part and send it to someone else.


SnapChat, of course, you know, it deletes. You say of course, I don't


have a clue! The clue is in the name. You can save it down and send


it on. One thing that happens is when a relationship ends, they have


revenge porn... All of that is involved as well. It is a grimy


subject. On that note, and enervating note, it has been great


looking at the headlines. Stay with us here on BBC News, much more


coming up. Now, it is Sportsday. ,


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