24/03/2016 The Papers


24/03/2016

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This is very new and quite exciting, you are probably used to it because

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it is the fourth night, but it is new to as!

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be

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With me are the broadcaster Anna Raeburn and the contributing

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editor at Esquire Magazine, Andrew Harrison.

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We have your chair is very low, very low tonight. Let's make a start.

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The Independent leads with the sentencing of the former

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Bosnian Serbs Leader, Radovan Karadzic.

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Genocidal butcher of Srebrenica is sentenced to 40 years, it says.

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Justice catches up with Karadzic, reports the Guardian.

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The UK was not told about bomb fears, says the Telegraph,

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referring to warnings over one of the Brussels bombers that Belgium

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On the same story, The Times says the brothers suspected of suicide

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strikes on Brussels Airport may have been planning to build

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Donald Trump fronts the cover of the Daily Express.

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He's predicting a Brexit off the back of dismay

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Animals says the son of the former Sunderland player Adam Johnson who

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has been jailed for six years the sexual activity with a schoolgirl.

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New Day also leads with the sentencing of the disgraced

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And the Daily Mail says foreign workers are being recruited

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by the NHS are undercutting British staff.

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We begin with a guardian, and the story of Radovan Karadzic finally

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hearing his verdict and sentence after many years on the run and in

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court. Here it is, justice catches up with Karadzic. During his five

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years coming you chose to represent himself, which might have slowed

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things down a bit? I think so, but he loves the sound of his own voice,

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and nobody else does. This story is too little, too late for the people

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who lost their loved ones, and one of the greatest defences in Europe

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after the Second World War. There is a terminology here which is missing,

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I think everybody wanted to hear him condemned to life imprisonment, they

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didn't want to hear that he was condemned for 40 years. It does seem

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to have baffled people, a sentence which given his age he probably

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isn't going to come out, but it is the message it sends. It is the

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symbolism, and follow-up stories inside the Guardian, relatives of

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the and the communities affected saying, is the commission not

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ashamed? If he can't be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison

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for this, what can you be imprisoned for? It is a strangely arbitrary

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figure, as well. May lead to cancer genocide would do it instead of one?

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Without being flippant,. -- maybe two counts of genocide would do it?

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Without being flippant, this is the worst atrocity since the Second

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World War, so I think there is a surprise to it, and clearly people

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will find that this is not the full justice they were looking for. Not

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only has he spun it out, which is the only victory he can have at this

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stage of his life, but he has been handed down a sentence which...

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There can be no adequate sentence for this, but the symbolism was

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inadequate. And it was such a long wait for them, but it is very fresh

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in so many minds, when you see those pictures replayed in the reports

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after the sentencing, it was only in the 1990s, and it was so close to

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hear, part of Europe. And yet there was no understanding that, if you

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did this, you forfeited your rights to be treated as a human being, and

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he has been treated as a human being in the best justice system that we

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could devise, and it would have been nice if they had just said,

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finished, no, end, for the rest of his natural life. It is on the front

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of the Independent as well, this story. We were speaking to a

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journalist earlier, Andrew, who said he had done an interview with

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Karadzic early in the week, and he said, they will never find me

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guilty. Even right up to now he was saying that. His defence was the old

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defence of, the leader of the genocidal Government, which is, I

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didn't know what was going on. This was the individual actions of

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individual local army commanders and so on. The commission has found

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otherwise, that he did know what was going on and is ultimately

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responsible for it. When you reach the very rarefied legal heights of

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what the leader of the country is doing and can they be held

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responsible for what is happening on the ground, the president of these

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things is an Nuremberg, they are the biggest Oracle moments, and this is

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a big historical moment like that, it is closure. I don't think the

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verdict is a surprise to anyone apart from Karadzic himself, it does

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close the book. Letters just turn our attention to the times. --

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Times. It says Brussels was plotting a radioactive bomb attack. Tell us

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about this, it seems a nuclear industry official was being filmed.

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It is one of those things, it doesn't appear to be worrying until

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you have something to worry about, and then it is very worrying indeed.

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Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui, the suspects in the Brussels bombings,

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were believed to be involved in an Islamic state plot to scatter

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radioactive material over a large area. A senior Belgian nuclear

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official was secretly filmed, according to the authorities, and

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why did they know about this last year, yesterday the brothers were in

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the surveillance, they were linked. It is suggested that they were

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trying to get hold of radioactive material. The concept of a dirty

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bomb terrorist attack isn't a new one, it is slightly Tom Clancy, but

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we have to think in those terms now. The Times is definitely spinning at

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the evidence as far as it will go, but I think that is the way security

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authorities have to think now, what are the indications of what is going

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on? Why would they have a nuclear industry official under

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surveillance, so it is deeply worrying, and it is something they

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have to factor into future security plans. And they are now guarding

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Belgian's two Tomic plants with a lot of soldiers, as you might

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suspect. Staying on this story with a different tack, the Daily

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Telegraph says the UK was not told about bomb fears, the suggestion

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that there is a failure somewhere in how Europe shares intelligence. It

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is the Telegraph, so there is a Brexit cast over this. Saying

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Britain will be safe outside the EU because we won't there is an

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argument that we will not be able to share intelligence, but they are

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saying that in this case it wasn't happening. Anna, you were talking

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about the very unusual security communications situation in

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Brussels. I was fascinated, because I knew it is very easy, it seems to

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me, after the event, the people who are specialists in is available is

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for the gathering of intelligence, to point fingers and say, Belgium

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wasn't doing this, they weren't thorough, but the situation in

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Brussels is quite different from the situation we have here. There are

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several local police forces, they have to share information and get on

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with each other, and there is a federal force over the top, and the

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structure of how information is passed is incredibly clumsy, and

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that would slow it and distort it as fast as it came. So the issue is not

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that Europe is sharing it of Asian with written, it is that there is --

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not that Europe isn't sharing information with Britain, it is the

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fact that there is a difficulty with intelligence within Belgium. I have

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heard on two news agencies tonight that six arrests have been made in

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Brussels as part of a police operation following those attacks,

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that is coming from Reuters and the AFP News Agency, so another line

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coming out there. We are going to look now at Day,... Which camera? We

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are all over the place! It is because of how they have laid it

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out. This is a story of Adam Johnson being sentenced to six years in

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prison for sexual activity of a schoolgirl of 15. We were talking

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outside about how they have laid this out, and having your view,

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Andrew, it doesn't work? They are trying to carve out a new identity

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for themselves is a different newspaper, possibly doing news in

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less aggressive manner, targeted towards the female reader trying to

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find a new way of doing it, but this doesn't work, because what this is

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really, this is what we would call a side bar, not a front page. It is

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one of those fact boxes that you see in a corner of a feature with a

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bunch of statistics, the number of football fans who look up to him,

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the weekly salary, it is statistics, not a front page, and I imagine

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myself at a newsagent, you can't read that, it is not a bold

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statement, front-page headline, and I didn't understand it. Is there a

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different agenda, would women find this easier to read? They might if

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it were on a magazine front, but I don't think it works, I didn't know

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any of that it was fascinated to listen to it, you both know more

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about this than I do, but that isn't a magazine cover, and it won't work,

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it is a newspaper. But more worrying still is that if this is aimed at

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women, the bulk readership of the women of this country read the Daily

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Mail, and this is about as far from the Daily Mail as you can get. I

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like the colours, if that makes any difference! Let's look at the

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picture on the Independent of, I thought this was a statue, it is

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Barack Obama have in impromptu state dinner with a woman who has draped

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herself over him. It is the tango, they are in Buenos Aires. Body

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language! You very rarely see Barack Obama look awkward, because he is

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graceful, but the feet and the way he is holding her is suggested that

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this girl was told to drape herself over the president, and the cameras

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would line up, and he looks uncomfortable. He wishes she would

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go away and sit down! It looks like a stunned, and the one on the front

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of the times is even more odd, he looks like a statue in his own back

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garden there. She has flung herself on top of him, and I think you can

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read from his facial expression that he wants this to end. It is a great

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front-page picture, and surely old -- old-fashioned picture editor on

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the front page, this is part of the formula, but you can feel him dying

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a little inside. You can. And look at the hand, it is hardly on her.

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The handset is, I have to put my hand here because otherwise it will

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look wrong, but I don't want to get involved in this. Michele Knight

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have something to say. She would look prettier in that frock. It is

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not nice to have things sprung on you, as I know! Finally, artificial

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intelligence fails to beat real stupidity. This is a chat robot, an

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artificial Twitter account, supposed to have created its own personality,

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and what happened, Andrew? They designed this baying to in valve and

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learn. That is not the story! Hold on. Here we go. Artificial

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intelligence fails to beat real stupidity. They programmed this

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thing, chat robot, to act like people on Twitter. It is supposed to

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be like a young woman, using slang, being impersonal. And within hours

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it had evolved to be sexist, misanthropic, racist, and very

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sexually explicit in a way that we can't describe on the BBC. It became

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the lowest common denominator almost instantly, and the times describes

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it, Microsoft's new chat bot does indeed sound like a human, but not

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someone you want to follow in a hurry! You would run away from it.

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It hasn't really worked. Finally, it seems it has got harder to win the

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Lottery. We always knew it was hard, 440 million chances you have of ever

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winning, but this is such a cruel story. You have to get your five

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numbers, you match five numbers on the ?25 million national lottery

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draw, only one of the jackpot, but they earned just ?15. Barely worth a

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trip to the shop! It isn't worth the bother, is it? I wouldn't be

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changed. You would still turn up and do the papers for us.

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It is a bit of trial and error, this then. We will get used to it, won't

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we? Don't forget all the front pages

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are online on the BBC News website where you can read a detailed

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review of the papers. It's all there for you seven days

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a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. And you can see us there, too,

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with each night's edition of The Papers being posted

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on the page shortly What a triumph to see you through to

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the following day! Now it's time for the weather

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with Sarah Keith-Lucas.

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