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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers are bringing us

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tomorrow, with me are the writer Natalie Haynes and Rob Merrick.

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Let's look at some of those front pages, the Metro is leading with the

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junior doctors strike ahead of two days on industrial action starting

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tomorrow morning. The i also has the junior doctor's strike. Half of

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junior doctors say they will leave the NHS, that is the headline in New

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Day. The Daily Express as people with arthritis are topping up their

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pills to deal with pain levels. The Daily Mail puts the Jason Myers --

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puts the demise of BHS down to mismanagement of funds. The

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Financial Times is also looking at that story and there is an

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investigation by the pension regulator. The front page of the

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Guardian has a picture of Barack Obama and Angela Merkel checking out

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technology headsets in Hanover. And it is back to the doctors strike

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with the Daily Mirror. It says stop running, start talking to Jeremy

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Hunt. Let's begin. The Metro, as good a place as any. The junior

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doctors, it is all out war, who is talking about war? The doctors

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themselves presumably. Jeremy Hunt is as cross as you would expect in

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to after he has been rather neatly sidestepped over the weekend, people

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have said what about this cross-party suggestion? He has had

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to make the doctors look even more unreasonable, he is insisting junior

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doctors do not have the right to ruin a manifesto promise and the

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doctors go out at eight o'clock. It would seem to be so. The interesting

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thing is this line about the number ten source talking about doctors

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trying to topple the government which does seem to go a little bit

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file. I was going to mention that and at Westminster it is inch sing

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how nasty it has become. It has been a bitter dispute, but it ratcheted

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up significantly. -- into resting. There was a suggestion yesterday

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that they wanted to bring down government. Perhaps after this

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strike is over, the law could be changed to prevent the doctors

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pulling out of and E in future. -- accident and emergency in future.

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They may have an indefinite strike, it is getting better and more bitter

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and it is hard to see how you can get any kind of consensus. There was

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this vague labour proposed plan to get a compromise and that went up

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and came down like fireworks. People must have thought this was a good

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way of trying to sidestep what has become a very entrenched set

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positions. Quite clearly it has not worked. You are very unlikely to win

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people back to a negotiation table by suggesting they are trying to

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bring down the government. That does not sound the most rational

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statements. The front page there, the doctors are divided it says

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here. The first all-out strike begins without the backing of any

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royal colleges. There are an awful lot of doctors and some of them are

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junior doctors who do not like the way things are going. They don't

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have the backing of the royal colleges that the all-out strike,

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but they have the backing of the public. Some polling saying there is

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a dip in a public feeling, but it is still strong, that includes accident

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and emergency and intensive care. While they have those numbers, the

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doctors will think they have the public behind them. Natalie, why do

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you think the public are still on their side? It is a vocation and all

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those kinds of things, be prepared to work weekends, what a shocking

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idea, why are people still in favour? The short answer is because

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people see their doctors as trustworthy figures and with some

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justification. They are seen periodically when they are

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frightened and sick and these are people who generally have made them

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feel better. Perhaps they have been in a position where a loved one has

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been ill at the weekend and you have been sent to hospital and they have

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been there. They know when the government paints the junior doctors

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as those anarchist group trying to undermine the state, it simply does

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not ring true. We are vast buzzing more likely to mistrust politicians

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than doctors. If someone does go to accident and emergency and terrible

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things happen as a result, that could swing public opinion. The next

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two days are crucial. The doctors feel the level of cover will be

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there from consultants, you end up in a knee and the next few days,

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there is no reason why your life would be in any greater danger. --

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in accident and emergency over the next few days. I was really struck

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by how critical this MPI spoke to about Jeremy Hunt. -- this MP I

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spoke to. He said he is a giant ego. It was someone on the house

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secretary's side who were saying that. The front page picture there

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of the present of the United States looking through some strange device

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is watched by the German Chancellor. I have to say, it says Europe

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united? I am more interested in what they are looking at. Virtual reality

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headsets. It looks like the future would have looked in 1984 or 1985 in

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a Spielberg movie. I presume it is not a VHS tape with someone googly

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eyes stuck on it and there is something more going on inside. The

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slightly serious point is here he is with Angela Merkel and all in

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agreement. Britain got one mention in the President's speech today, it

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literally said the British about something or other. There is only

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one question after Europe united, Europe is far from united over

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anything at all. If there was some sort of agreement reached today,

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that would be a step forward. It was about Syria mainly. The other big

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story of the day, VHS, into administration, 11,000 jobs under

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threat. The line being taken, why are they being called sharks and why

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are they sharklike? The sharks appear to be numerous if not

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lawless. Philip Green who used to own BHS before about 14 months ago

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when he sold it for a pound. Of that more in a moment, he tried to take

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millions of pounds out of the chain before he sold it. If you go to the

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Guardian they suggest that he and his family together took out 500

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made ?6 million. It was a vast sum of money. Then he sold it for pounds

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to a company who have managed subsequently to take out ?25

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million. Feel free to observe that perhaps 30 months ago he may have

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had a spare pound, I know I did, had I known I could have invested over

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?25 million return, I would buy it myself, I just did not know it was

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an option but to Oriel -- it was an option! We have to be careful,

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because we do not know what happened. It is still a hefty

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return. Any prospect of BHS surviving this? All I could hear

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today was no, not in its current form. Have you ever shopped there? I

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went there today, I am probably to blame for why it is going under, the

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only reason why we go in one is to buy a light bulb and I think

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everybody else does. I bought a lump there and it was a very good lamp.

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-- lamp. In terms of it being far more tempting, it may be right to

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blame it on the people who owned it and the bad running of it allegedly.

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Maybe we do not want to blame ourselves for not shopping there.

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The other serious issue is the business of the pension fund. It is

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an unfortunate figure for him. He is a controversial figure anyway. His

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wife is in a tax haven and in the past dividends have been paid to her

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and not to him, no tax. He has been acting with some behaviour that has

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been criticised. If he did take out 560 million, the gap in the pension

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fund is 571 million pounds which is almost an identical figure. The

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unfortunate thing is his third yacht has been unveiled. Is that

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unfortunate for him? It is not terrible misfortune. Cry me a river.

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We were talking about it earlier, we were thinking maybe you need a spare

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for your spare. It is a strange world to most people. Here is

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something from The Daily Express. Perhaps you could talk to us about

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this a bit. Arthritis pain, pills warning. The express loves health

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stories, what is this about? Five short paragraphs on the front, it

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tells us that arthritis sufferers are not getting sufficient

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prescription drugs to deal with their pain, so therefore they are

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taking over-the-counter pills and there is a risk of side-effects from

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doing this. Arthritis sufferers are being urged to try to get better

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management of their condition from their doctors rather than was a temp

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to over-the-counter pills which may well put their health at risk. --

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than an attempt to get over-the-counter pills. A sad story

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about the soldier who died just at the end of the marathon. 23 miles

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in, aged 31. Incredibly sad. If you can take anything remotely positive

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from is undeniably a tragedy it is that his friends and family have put

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up a fundraising page in his honour. They have pledged to walk the last

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few miles of the marathon from where he dropped and at seven o'clock this

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evening those pages were at ?75,000 for help the heroes who he was

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raising money for. There is that. I should point out that given that

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health scares are bound on the front of the dead express, only 14 people

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have died competing in the London Marathon over 36 years over a

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million runners. It is a tragedy, but please do not feel like you

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cannot run. It is shocking because he is so young. 31 years old,

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Captain Davis. Very quickly, because this is the theme of this, the Daily

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Mail inside says time does go quickly when you are over 50. It

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will happen. Time does go faster. I think everything happened two weeks

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or five use ago, for me wine were in the charts five years ago. I do not

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love the science. -- Wham. The older you are, the more quickly you can to

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120 seconds. It seems to me according to this study, that is not

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the same as a whole year, it may mean you are in patient. Your

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thoughts on that? It was not clear how you got from people counting,

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how quickly you counted to 120, apparently there are age-related

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changes in brain chemistry and a feeling of having seen it all

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before. It seems like time passes quickly. This has gone quickly, of

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course it always does. Thank you both very much. That is it for the

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papers tonight. Don't forget all the front pages are online on the BBC

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News website where you can read a detailed review. It is all their

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view, seven days a week, BBC .co .uk . All the papers are being posted on

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the page. From all three of us, goodbye.

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Good evening. It is a frosty night ahead of us. There was all sorts of

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weather, some sunshine to be had, showers produced some rain, maybe a

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bit of Heol Fasan. We also saw some

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