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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 Mihir Bose, who's a columnist at

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the London Evening Standard and the Senior Political

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Correspondent for the Telegraph, Kate McCann.

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Most of the papers have colourful images of the Olympics

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But The Times says thousands of people are losing teeth needlessly

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because it is more lucrative for NHS dentists to take them out

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The Guardian has a picture of the British cyclist

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Its main story is about asthma, it says a new pill that

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could revolutionise treatment of the condition has been hailed

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The Telegraph says the BBC is to spy on internet users in their homes

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by deploying a new generation of Wi-Fi detection vans

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to identify those illicitly watching its programmes online.

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The Financial Times concentrates on the latest losses at RBS.

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The Mail reports on the legal aid given

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to the father of the murdered six-year-old, Ellie Butler.

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And the Mirror says the SAS is guarding

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We will start with the Olympic Games. The Daily Telegraph treats us

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to a beautiful picture of fireworks at the stadium in Rio and this was

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not from tonight, they do not have a crystal ball, but this is from the

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dress rehearsal. It gave us an idea of what might be coming. Are you

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excited about the Olympics? I'm excited, the Olympics is a great

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event but this is beleaguered and it worries me, apart from the drug

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scandals in Russia, the locals are very hostile, and normally when the

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Olympics begin everyone is very happy. Before they begin, there are

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doubts, even in London, but this time there is hostility and anger in

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Brazil and I suspect there could be trouble during the Olympics. You saw

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that at the World Cup? Yes, I got a Fifa accreditation and I was booed,

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the anger there, Brazil has gone from being the template for world

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progress to being a basket case and the people are saying, why are we

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spending this money, having a party, when we need money for services and

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education? There was real anger. The athletes participate, but the

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officials go around and they stay in the best hotels and that will

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generate anger and there might be some violence. All against the

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backdrop of political scandal which has beset the Brazilian government.

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How much interest are you taking? In the sport. I have to admit it is not

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something I does Billy watch, but I like watching it if it is on. -- not

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something I desperately watch. The Olympic says been marred by

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controversy and we are yet to get out of the starting blocks. Tom

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Daley says it has a more informal feel, and I think he's being polite.

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In reference to the accommodation for the athletes. They have had to

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put up their own shower curtains and make their own beds, because that is

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not ready. It has not been prepared, not to the standards people would

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have expected. After the opening ceremony, hopefully things will go

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more smoothly and I would like to see it go well and Team GB do well.

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The interesting thing will be how the Brazilian crowd react to their

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interim president. And how they react to the Russian team, that

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would be very interesting. Another story on the front page about the

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Olympics. Health fears have rolled her lay out from the opening

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ceremony -- have ruled out Pele from the opening ceremony. He says health

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reasons but he has commercial sponsors and I'm not sure whether

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they have not intervened. If you remember the 1996 Olympic Games,

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Mohammed Shami almost hobbled out and lit the flame, and that was a

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very historical moment -- Ali. I'm not sure it would matter if Pele

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limped up and lit the flag. Maybe they could choose one of the

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supermodels. Yes, one of the Olympic torches going through was stolen and

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blown out and hopefully that won't happen. They will try and pick a big

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sporting figure who can unify the nation and remind it of its glory

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days. The Daily Mirror says the SAS are guarding the British athletes,

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quite a commitment. I'm sure they won't have been that hesitant to go

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out there, but I don't think that is a huge surprise. This is a huge

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event, very high profile, and we have seen political trouble in the

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country and controversy and there are concerns around security. I'm

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not surprised that is the case and I think that is a good thing. They

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might be liaising with the Brazilian police, they cannot operate on their

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own. And now to The Guardian. Laura Trott, taking part in a practice

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session, the cyclists are bound to have hopes riding on them. She could

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be one of the first to win a medal for Britain early on. You remember

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Sydney where Britain went and did not do well initially, but then the

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cyclists won on the first day. She is one of the best medal hopes,

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Laura Trott. Away from the Olympics. The newspaper. This is repairing to

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Dame Lall Goddard who has resigned and gone home -- Lau Goddard -- this

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is referring to Lowell Goddard. One of the interesting thing is that

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Justice Goddard has said, it would have made more sense to start the

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whole press -- process again because it has been marred by failure and

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people have been let down so much that there needs to be something

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done to kick-start it over again. She said it was not an easy task and

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there has been controversy about whether she left because of her

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family committee wanted to spend more time with them. They are on the

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other side of the world, but to say it has been a failure, isn't that

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wrong? Progress has been made. Despite the revolving door. That has

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been a story in itself, 100 cases have gone to the police, I've been

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told, but isn't this a high-profile immigrant working and us paying a

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lot for that. Shouldn't we be watching the points system a lot

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better? Keith Flowers feels the anyway forward, and for the inquiry

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is for her to come and explain what progress has been made and exactly

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what needs to happen next and he says she's the new person who can

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give them that insight and that needs to happen -- Keith Vaz. Her

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sudden resignation suggests something has happened in the

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background. There are claims that she and the team were at odds about

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the way the inquiry worked and it feels as though there is more to

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come out. Let's hope the fourth chairperson is the last one. It will

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take years. They will probably come from France or Germany. The idea is

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to not appoint someone who is part of the British establishment. And

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now to another story. This is a new line. This is about RBS. They were

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trying to set up a new retail bank and that is not going to happen. We

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expected this to happen, this has been a long time coming, controversy

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around this kind of new bank but it comes off the bank of Lloyds closing

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a number of branches. And it is a trend which is worrying. High street

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banks disappearing and fewer branches on the high street and now

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this. More controversial, RBS is not in great form, anyway, but there is

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a trend of banking going more online, is this something people

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want to see? It cuts a lot of cost. In the old days you had a

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relationship with your bank manager and you met him, but now you just

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have a voice on the phone. We are moving into that area where there

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will not be any hype Street branches at all. -- high street. It makes it

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more difficult for small businesses. We spoke to small businesses last

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week, if you are a small business using cash you need to be able to

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take it in every day. And the people not able to go online or call their

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bank bank get the answers they want, -- and get the answers they want.

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Canada are pushing more face-to-face interaction because they feel

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customers value it and they feel customers are willing to pay more

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money to have an interaction, but maybe in this country this is

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something customers might like but they are not being offered. And out

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to the Financial Times. This is about final salary pensions. If you

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are lucky to have one these days. I won't get into my pension

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arrangements, if that's all right. LAUGHTER

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The idea is these pensions are so expensive when you come to

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retirement that companies are offering people the chance to get

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out but take a huge sum of money. Sounds a good deal. It could be a

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trap. Companies fear that by the time they come to pay the pension

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they will have to pay more and they are providing a great inducement but

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it is clear from the story that what the people take, if they had stayed

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in the pension plan, 10-15 years, they would get a much better pension

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than the money they get now. A calculation people have got to make.

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There's got to be something in it for the companies. A fairly easy

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calculation to make them if you are presented with a large chunk of

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money, how are you going to make it grow? Especially with people living

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longer. You will not get anything by putting it in the bank. Property

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might be a good place to put it, but it is difficult to put it into a

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property. I don't have a final salary pension and I don't think we

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will see that again in anyway shape or form. You're right, many of them

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have closed. And now The Daily Mail. Taxpayers funded a warp to battle

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for this father for custody of little girl he went on to mother,

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according to the paper. -- a warped. You can understand why The Daily

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Mail is in uproar but when people claim legal aid you don't know

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whether they are guilty or not, this was about the custody battle. Very

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complex. We were talking about this, it says the legal bill was totted up

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over 15 years, but she was only six when she died. That does not make

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sense. You are right, you can apply for legal aid to fight a legal case

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in there has to be an element of going on to win because that is the

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balance of judgment, but you can't only give people who are not guilty

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legal aid and that means some time to time we will have cases like

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this, although this is quite unusual. He had fought cases

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previously. The one we know about now. Custody battles. ?1 million was

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a custody bill. Grandparents are making the point, because they feel

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they have been... They feel this is dreadful, they did not get legal

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aid. He did because he was on benefit. They wouldn't like legal

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aid and they feel the system is weighed in favour of those who can

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claim benefits and legal aid, but they couldn't and that is part of

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the story. The legal aid system has changed since he would have claimed

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legal aid, anyway. It makes a good headline. Yes, and you think this is

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about access to justice in many ways. Back to the Daily Telegraph.

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BBC plans to snoop on internet users. If you are watching iPlayer

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to watch BBC content you still have to pay a licence fee. And yet they

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have got to do this. There is a growing problem, people are on their

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laptops and iPads watching BBC without paying license fees so how

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can the BBC collect money on that? Technology is defeating the BBC, and

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so they have got to improve their technology skills. They are not

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giving it away, how they are going to do this. At the moment you can

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watch iPlayer content which is not live and not pay the license free

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but that will change from September. -- licence fee. Many people just

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watch on catch up, but don't pay, but they will have to do, and that

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has prompted this story. At university we believed it was a mess

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that violence would drive round -- a myth. I had a knock on the door when

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I was at university, and a very polite man said one evening, I

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believe you have a television, we had a black and white one. We were

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too cheap to have a colour one. We had brought a TV licence, he did not

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believe me. He said, can you find it? We went upstairs and found it

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and he was so surprised. If he had a detector van it wasn't working.

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These detector vans will be working, presumably. Of course. We have a

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statement from TV licensing, this is what they have said all and they

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have said the use of detection is regularly inspected by independent

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examiners, which is what the BBC is allowed to do. Finally, The Times,

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the great dental rip-off, thousands of teeth needlessly extracted

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because this is more profitable for dentists. My mum will love this

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story, she will feel then dictated. When we went to the dentists when we

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were younger, the dentist said maybe you need a filling and my mum was

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adamant that was not the case and that we have lovely teeth. This

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article is saying that dentists get paid more, ?25 forcing anybody for a

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checkup and ?75 for extraction is an fillings, and they are more inclined

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to extract a tooth because they will get paid more. There's the

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incentive. Quite shocking, one dentist says ten dentists were paid

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the equivalent of ?450,000 a year which is a huge amount of money. A

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lot of teeth. Root canal treatment will take longer they rather remove

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the truth -- and they would rather remove the teeth. Surely this is

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only a handful of dentists. They look at the costs and they work out

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what is profitable for them, surely. I will stop there before we have

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besmirched the good name of the dentists of this country, and I

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would like to show you the night sky of Rio. That is where the opening

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ceremony will take place. Live coverage on BBC One. Coverage on

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radio and online, and I imagine that will be full of fireworks. It looks

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pretty attractive already. That is it for the papers tonight. The front

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pages have come in. Don't forget all the front pages

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

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