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US-backed fighters in northern Syria are reported to have taken

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almost complete control of the strategically-important

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city of Manbij from Islamic State militants.

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Further south, there's been more fierce fighting

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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 writer and broadcaster Eve Pollard,

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She is in many more things than Standard.

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She is in many more things than that. And we wish we were doing this

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from Copacabana beach, or anywhere in Rio would be nice, but we are

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here. Thank you for joining us. Let's look at the front pages.

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The first day of Olympic action features on most of the front pages.

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The Telegraph has an image of British swimmer Adam Peaty

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who has broken the world record in the 100 metre breaststroke.

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Its lead story says the Prime Minister will launch

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The Observer also has a photograph of swimmer Adam Peaty but leads

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on a warning from scientists that a key climate target may be missed.

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The Sunday Times says the Rio Olympics has been rocked

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by a new doping scandal in connection with the Kenyan team.

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The Independent on Sunday claims the Russian team will be banned

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It has an image of a Syrian refugee competing in Rio.

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The Sunday Express reports that a percentage of profits

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from fracking would be paid to nearby households.

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And the Mail on Sunday has the same story saying the Prime Minister

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is planning cash payouts to families in fracking areas.

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This could be front page of Otto because I'm not sure I've got the

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right order but let's give it a whirl. Let's start with the Sunday

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Times. We are Olympics rocked by a new

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whirl. Let's start with the Sunday Times. We are Olympics rocked by a

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new doping scandal. An official has demanded some kind of payment. This

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seems to be a Sunday Times story of its own. They sent undercover

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journalists who dealt with this Kenya and Olympic official and they

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pretended to have members of the team and he said he could arrange

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for them to have warning about when Dale were going to be drugs test and

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of course if you have a warning, if you have taken any drugs, you can,

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if you have 13 hours, I can't imagine how enjoyable it would be,

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you can flush them out of your body, and he asked for ?10,000 up front.

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If this is substantiated, and we have to say there was no evidence

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that illegal drugs have been supplied, it casts a big shadow over

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the event. It was a fictional team of British athletes that were part

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of this device in distant by the Sunday Times stop --. This man

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apparently has been asked to return to Kenya and so on and it just

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suggest that despite all the controversy and all the exposure of

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drugs, cheating by the Russians in particular, that the problem still

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continues and that it sends a message that people are still

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willing to try to do something to bend the rules for their own

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personal gain and in this circumstance not for his own

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national team advantage, according to this story. ?10,000. Big-money.

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The issue with the Russian athletes is it was said to be

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state-sponsored, directly, it was such a widespread thing. You wonder

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what the can watch any event at all anymore and think how clean is it.

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That is the sad thing. But mags that the back of people's mind when they

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seem fantastic performances. But most athletes are clean and which

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give them get great credit and if we find out some of them have cheated,

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that is very sad, but we shouldn't be discouraged from enjoying a

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fantastic occasion. That's look at some successes. The Telegraph,

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Janet. Here, we have a world record that has been set by Adam peaty and

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this is in one of the heats of the hundred meter breaststroke. He broke

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his own world record by three tenths of a second, he aptly smashed it,

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100 metres, two lengths of the pool, he was way ahead of all his

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competitors. And this was just his warm up. I had no intention of

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watching any of the Olympics. I like track and field. But having been to

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the, were discussing this earlier, the bicycle race today was

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absolutely magnificent. It showed you rear in all its glory. We know

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there are beautiful beaches but you don't realise how beautiful it is at

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the back of 30 and how very, very topsy-turvy it is. Terrible hairpin

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bends all the way down. The steepness was terrifying. No wonder

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there were quite a few accidents. Coming down those steep slopes and

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they are all going hell for leather as fast as they can to try and winds

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the race. An amazing race to watch. I'm trying to persuade Eve to come

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out cycling with me in Crystal Palace tomorrow. Have you got a

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tandem! Right, let's go to the Observer. We've got the Paralympic

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games coming up after the Olympics are over. Those games look like they

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are going to beat the set for goblins for the Russians. -- beset

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with problems for the Russians. These are people that have got over

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terrible disasters in their lives but it seems that Russia has been

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exceeding its dosage in some of the people and they say they are going

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to stop the Russians entering the Paralympics, that is the story in

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the Observer. The International Paralympic decision -- Mitty making

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the decision of the IOC didn't make. If that is the case, I think it will

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be the right decision. When you have had such systematic doping, that

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should have happened. If it is state-sponsored, you probably don't

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have any say over it. It is still relatively last-minute, though. It

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is only a couple of weeks away. And can you imagine that you have been

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training for four years and suddenly you are told you can't go. And you

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feel sorry for those who are clean because they have been let down by

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the activities of others. No doubt there will be appeals from

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individuals. What is crazy is that Vladimir Putin thinks that by

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winning a lot of gold medals you change the view of the world of your

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country. Is he playing to the international audience or is it for

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domestic consumption? The athletes do well and it looks good at home.

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Because Russia is having a tough time, gold medals will cheer it up.

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The Mail on Sunday, were you hit the frack pot? The PM is sending cash

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pay-outs for families in gas fracking areas but it is a postcode

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lottery. It depends where you live. Well, fracking depends where you

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live. I don't suppose there is a lot of it where most of us live down in

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the south-east. You can get up to ?13,000. I think we should be

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fracking. I think America has cut its American -- energy costs by

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fracking. What about the environmental costs? In America,

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they seem to be going really percent bounce ahead of itself by actually

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checking and doing checks on this. And I also believe it is is right to

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give it to people and not to the Council or the community, people

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will feel, and particularly, if you look at it, a lots of places in

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Britain which could do with some money and work in the middle of

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Britain, I think it would be great. That is controversial from Eve,

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isn't it? I don't like the idea of bribing individual people to do

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something. We bribe people every day. It is either a matter of public

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policy that we are going to do it or it isn't, not trying to buy people.

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It will be public policy. We have been faffing about fracking four

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years. It doesn't get us away from using fossil fuels either. No. But

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when you see the affected as had one -- in America, on energy costs,

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let's talk to the average person who lives in a house where they will get

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?13,000, they have done leaps and bounds checking water levels, also

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saw things. It is largely unknown what the consequences are. This also

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plays in to the whole point in that fracking is an alternative source of

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power if we are not to proceed with Hinkley Point generally, we haven't

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yet got alternative obvious solutions in turn of -- in terms of

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renewable energy. The Prime Minister is looking at a way of dealing with

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it. I don't think they will find it. I think it is great for people and I

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think it is also, if you look, it is up in the Midlands and the North.

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We'll come back to it later. I haven't heard of it house collapsing

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in America yet. All these scare stories. Me to lift ban on grammar

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schools, the Prime Minister seeking to reverse the block that was put on

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selective education to promote social mobility. How effective our

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grammar schools in promoting social mobility if parents can afford to

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pay to have their children tutored so they passed the exam ration Mark

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the real question with grammar schools has been what happens to the

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people who don't go. The question is what happens to other people who are

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going to comprehensive schools. I followed on from that and obviously

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the comprehensive system was set up because the secondary modern system

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was failing. At that time, secondary moderns got less resource, not more,

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as perhaps should have been the case. It seems unlikely that of

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course it is it great cause celebre Rafah lot of Tory backbenchers in

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who will be to that this happens, whether it really... Tour with back

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benches are sending data kids to private schools. I would not have

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been here if it wasn't for a private school. I was taken out and my life

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was changed, and I am 105 so many people are buying generation, our

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lives were totally changed by grammar schools. How acceptable is

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it in this day and age when you have to pass an entrance exam on the

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state? How acceptable is that? Have you seen where we come in the list

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of the educational league? I think it is something like 48. Millions of

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countries much poorer than us, their children do better at school.

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Anything we can do to improve... I'm not convinced that by that argument

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that we do so badly at education. We do good at everything else, it has

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to come from somewhere. The day after Brexit, you had very sad

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Eastern European people running supermarkets, you had them talking

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and then you have the local people talking, and the guys who lured

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English often spoke much better English, much longer words than the

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ones who had been taught at school. This is a scientific survey? It was

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my scientific survey because I was riveted by the TV. My feeling is

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we've got free schools now, academies, all sorts of different

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schools, anything we can do that makes children realise that actually

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you do need education to get on and the sooner you learn... Died all

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children need education? Of course. All children need a better education

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than we are giving them right now. They might do but I'm not

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necessarily sure that the grammar school is the solution to it. There

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has been plenty of success with raising standards here in London

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with some schools that were previously not doing well. The

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aspiration you are talking about has been in cognate id in a different

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way, it hasn't been through the school structure, it has been in

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convincing them and... Getting their parents involved in all sorts of

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things. I'm not knocking that but why stop anything that works and it

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did work? We got there. Five papers in the right order. Hurrah. Well

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done everybody, especially Janet. Art in an evil be back again at 11

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o'clock. Next it is Reporters.

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