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Hugh short-changed you with the sport there! Welcome to our look


ahead to what the papers will bring us tomorrow. Michael Booker, deputy


editor of the express and Joan Bakewell. These are the front pages.


Civilians evacuated from rebel held areas of Aleppo.


The Financial Times reports the EU is considering rule changes which


would hit the City of London after Brexit. More than 600 primary


schools in England have failed to reach their sap exam targets. The


telegraph says the UK will be presented with a ?50 billion bill


when it leaves the EU. The Daily Mail says that fewer than a fifth of


GP surgeries in England of out of hours appointments. The Mirror


reports the sentencing of a man who planted a bomb on a bus and


threatened to blow up the Queen. And the Express Ports cleaning your


teeth might help avoid arthritis. The express looking at the


ramifications of Brexit. Therese eight is in Brussels, meeting other


leaders from the European Union and then excluded from the dinner while


they discuss how they might approach Brexit. The telegraph says the EU


hands Britain a ?50 billion Brexit bill. That bill will be presented


the moment we trigger Article 50. It will be next March and we will get a


bill for ?50 billion because that is what they would like us to have. We


owe them outstanding pensions liabilities? Loan guarantees and


spending on UK-based projects? Iain Duncan Smith is across this. He uses


real diplomatic language, he says it is a dreadful joke. It is going to


be pretty acrimonious as that is how we begin. It does seem to be sabre


rattling from the EU. There are things point scoring that goes on.


Therese isn't getting her dinner tonight. The EU will be poking us


with sticks until we trigger Article 50. That is when the decisions not


to be made. They say these are all payments we have agreed to pay


already, things we are liable for. Iain Duncan Smith takes the opposite


view. We will get a lot of toing and froing, stories like this that will


accept the EU, they will keep raising the stakes and make


themselves look stronger. The FT has other financial woes ahead. The EU


plan to curb city's Euro clearing. That is where a promise of a


transaction becomes an actual transfer of the money. It is very


lucrative and takes place here often. London is a huge centre for


it. The city were worried because they were very much for staying in.


They like to report these sorts of stories. The problems that could


happen to the City, come Brexit. This is really about Brexit but the


people in the euro zone. Definitely trying to poke Britain. Bad


repercussions for leaving the EU, they are saying, even though this is


really part of the negotiation. I suspect the French are behind this.


The chief negotiator, he is French and he suggested previously the


Brexit negotiation should take place in French. Why would they want to


make it easy for us? I like Fred and they don't speak French at any


conferences, and that sets the tone. -- they like French. The Euro


clearing has led an attempt a few years ago to do this and the French


are really angry with us. We have to mention Aleppo tonight at the


evacuations of a thousand people so far, should be about 3000 I think by


now. Four years of fighting and the rebel held part of the city has


finally fallen. It is terrible. This is a battle that is coming to an end


and there is no formula for how a battle ends, it just does in


slaughter and chaos. There is no formula for it, history doesn't give


us any template, except suffering. And we are witnessing it. We can


only watch. I don't know why we aren't sending help and humanitarian


aid. I would have thought that was the least we could do. I don't think


adding more arms into the situation is a good thing but we should be in


there with as much as we could possibly do and I don't get any


feeling we're doing it. You get the impression that logistically that


any claim that goes anywhere near that is liable to be blown up. Boris


Johnson said that earlier and he has a big decision to make if we take


part in anything like that. There is horrible suffering and you can see,


Britain, America, we are all terribly scared of what the Russians


will do. But we have drones. What is interesting is that everyone says


how terrible it is. Why not at this stage, say, we could collaborate on


humanitarian aid. They should be some overarching sympathy which


says, Assad has won this battle. We know that. We are dealing with


madmen, though. Humanitarian aid should be... Madmen are quite


skilful at negotiating their reputations. He has turned up


looking very smart, saying, I am pleased the rebellion is over. You


would think somebody could bring together a humanitarian effort but I


don't see it. These buses which looking pretty good condition, they


have provided by President Assad to take civilians, wounded, and some


fighters to other rebel held areas, it is bizarre. They say after four


years of brutal sees adding quotes, it says they are being rescued but


we don't know what sort of future these people are going to have. We


don't know where they are going, more uncertainty for them and the


people left in Aleppo. Back to the FT, Janet is expecting it. James


Murdoch dismisses regulatory fears over Sky's ?11.7 billion bid for


Sky. Why would we be concerned about this? A lot of people are. The


Labour Party are saying we need to look at plurality of people owning


too much full . The National Union of Journalists


are very upset, they say we should wait until, if there is a Leveson


enquiries number two, until that. People are very upset about it.


Vince Cable looking at it when he was a government says it is not in


the public interest. People are rightly worried about it. This is


globalisation, the coming together of diverse interests in one


particular discipline and it consolidates until soon there will


only be a few global players and what leading media a multiplicity of


players. So you can get a diversity of views. This will be one company


which is not good for general discourse. I think this will get


referred to Ofcom and I think it may well get referred the CMS, to make a


judgment on it. Yes, Michael does Sky papers as well and Joan also


appears on landscape artist of the year on Sky so we don't abide


sharing! I can't speak for them! -- we don't mind sharing.


The curriculum has been made more difficult, tennis children take when


they are ten or 11. -- tests. Too much testing and rivalry. Is your


child as good as a child? We live in a highly educational competitive


environment and it is no wonder children are having nervous


breakdowns and complaining they have depression and issues when they are


children. They should be having a childhood. You hear of increasing


amounts of children who have anxiety and are going into high school


worried their exam results are good enough to compete with other


children. It does seem from my point of view, 25 years ago, we didn't


have this kind of testing and we look forward to the exams at the end


of the year that was it. What about the top university, Bristol, lowest


entry grades. School students. -- lowers entry grades for state school


students. Almost 40% of its undergraduates have attended


independent schools and Bristol university wants to remedy it by


offering five places to eat a Bristol school for children who


would not normally have achieved an entrance. I think that is the


beginning of quite an interesting move. Bristol is a very hip city,


very lively, very community minded. I think that could be a very good


move. A very sought after university. Talk about this story,


the Daily Express, brush teeth to beat arthritis. Headline of the day!


It is the simple ones people are interested in. This research has


been done in Baltimore. Studying thousands of cases with rheumatoid


arthritis and discovered there is... Many of them have gum disease also.


Particular bacteria, a 36 letter two word bacteria, pretty long, I can't


pronounce it! This creates an information and attacks the immune


system and that is where it goes in the joints. It needs a bit more work


doing as part of the research but if you get rid of everything out of


your mouth, everything else works a bit better. I like saying to a small


child, unless you brush your teeth, you will get arthritis in 60 years'


time! Linked to heart disease, things like that. Brush your teeth,


says many ills. Two minutes of brushing tonight, please! Let's go


back to the telegraph, been confusion leads to drop in


recycling. How difficult is it a sore jaw wine bottles from your bean


tins? I could never sorted out because I live in Camden and they


keep changing the rules. People are mixing the wrong things in the wrong


places and putting them in the wrong place. I like the idea here, mixing


bones from beat in with the recycling and trying to save food


encrusted cardboard, which is causing tonnes of damage. Cardboard


is cardboard, isn't it worth recycling? I have trouble and some


extra stickers have appeared on my bins recently so I think I have been


doing it wrong. Good event to help you like that! Recycling stations


are rejecting 15% of recycled waste from what they did previously and


they said there is increased competition amongst these recycling


places so they want a better standard of rubbish. I think people


have too much to think about. I have to commend my local authority, made


it very easy for us. It is probably posh! Exactly, look at me, listen to


be! That is it. Don't forget all the front pages


are online on the BBC News website where you can read


a detailed review.


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