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


With me are Mihir Bose, who's a columnist at


the London Evening Standard and the Senior Political


Correspondent for the Telegraph, Kate McCann.


Most of the papers have colourful images of the Olympics


But The Times says thousands of people are losing teeth needlessly


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


The Guardian has a picture of the British cyclist


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


could revolutionise treatment of the condition has been hailed


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


by deploying a new generation of Wi-Fi detection vans


to identify those illicitly watching its programmes online.


The Financial Times concentrates on the latest losses at RBS.


The Mail reports on the legal aid given


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


And the Mirror says the SAS is guarding


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


backdrop of political scandal which has beset the Brazilian government.


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


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


something I desperately watch. The Olympic says been marred by


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


there has been controversy about whether she left because of her


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


sudden resignation suggests something has happened in the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


banks disappearing and fewer branches on the high street and now


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


arrangements, if that's all right. LAUGHTER


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


retirement that companies are offering people the chance to get


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


laptops and iPads watching BBC without paying license fees so how


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


have said the use of detection is regularly inspected by independent


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


of the papers. It's all there for you -


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