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Welcomes our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow

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morning. -- welcomes our look ahead. I have the business editor of the

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Independent here as well as Caroline Wheeler, political editor of the

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Sunday express. We will look to the papers in a moment, but first, let's

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have a look at the front pages. The Daily Telegraph reporting a warning

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from Public Health England that children are eating half their

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recommended daily allowance before they even leave for school. -- daily

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allowance of sugar. The Istanbul terror attack is the lead on the

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Independent. IS has declared war on Turkey, it says. It is the same lead

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for its sister paper which carries a striking image of the funeral of one

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of the victims. Meanwhile, the Times leads with the rail price hike,

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saying that rail fares are six times higher than those in Europe. One

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study says commuters now pay 27p for every minute they are on a train. A

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similar front page for the Metro, which reports claims that thousands

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of commuters will be spending 14% of their incomes on train fares. A

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political lead for the Daily Mirror, it reports that an aid for Nigel

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Farage could face time in jail after a plan to foil drug smugglers in the

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US. Pakistanis have been queueing at cashpoints to use cars loaded with

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British taxpayers money, according to the Daily Mail. The Daily Express

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leads with health care, it says that staying in shape can stave off

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dementia. Those are the front pages. Let's have a slightly more in-depth

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look with Caroline and Ben. We will kick off with the Daily Telegraph

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and a health story. A warning from Public Health England to make

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households and families across the land feel incredibly bad about what

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they are giving their children at breakfast. An astonishing statistic.

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The average child is eating the equivalent of three cubes of sugar

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every day at breakfast. Which will be a frightening prospect for a lot

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of families. We are all parents, are you shocked by that figure? When you

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read it on paper you think, well, obviously my children are not having

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that, and obviously we are virtuous and give our children the right...

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They are not average children. Obviously. But when you think about

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what you do feed your children, we were trying to work out the best

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breakfast for a child, and the best we could come up with his porridge.

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But in porridge they want raisins, honey, treacle, whatever comes with

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it. Then you have cereals, and lots of them, even the ones you think are

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good, you know, not like Coco Pops, are full of sugar. But what strikes

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me about this more than anything else is it is the drinks. What do

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you give your child to drink at breakfast? We would quite often give

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them a glass of orange juice. What they are saying here is that even

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the guidelines around that have changed and that we should only be

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giving our child one portion of a fruit drink per day will stop we

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might give that at breakfast. -- per day. They might have one at lunch,

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after-school club, etc. So you can see how easily the amount of sugar a

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child intakes add up throughout the course of the day. And children are

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becoming far more educated, possibly more than their parents, at school.

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My daughter is coming home at the age of eight and telling me fruit

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juice has too much sugar, I shouldn't be drinking fruit juice. I

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tell her to drink it. But I think children are becoming aware of what

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they are eating. Maybe that is a good thing. As strange as it is to

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be lectured on things like that from our children, it might be a good

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thing. Breakfast is a difficult time of day. You are tired, you want your

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children to go, eat, set themselves up for the day. You've got to rush

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to work, you have lots of pressure on you. You are probably not

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thinking as much as you are necessarily at other meals and at

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the weekend about what is in food. We should be focusing more on what

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is in these things. Do you agree with Jamie Oliver and his sugar tax?

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From an economic perspective it's a good thing. You can force the

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consumer to realise the content is and the social ramifications of this

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stuff by changing the price. The problem with it is it is a false

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economy to a certain extent because if impact on those families that are

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least able to afford it. There are issues around price. But when it

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comes down to, what has been happening over the last decade, or

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so, we are seeing an increase in the number of primary school children

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who are classed as obese when they start. I find that alarming. At the

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same time, you've got to change habits, you've got to change

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behaviour. I was talking to a food nutritionist who was talking about,

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well, you've got to start with the parents rather than the children,

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because only when we start changing our behaviour toward our children,

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not rewarding, for example, with sweets, and saying, if you are good

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money will buy you chocolate. Actually saying, if you are a good

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book, we will go and play football. Or another leisure activity. I am in

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favour of what Jamie had to say in all of this. I'm finding it harder

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and harder to differentiate between puppy fat and children that are

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unnecessarily overweight. Habits have changed so much. The Times,

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those rail fares, goodness, it is going to hurt, isn't it? We all

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travel by train at some point in the year. You, as well? Absolutely. And

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I am a Southern rail traveller. I am feeling more of the pain. It is

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another bad New Year story. At the start of every year it is the time

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when the new rail fares kick in and they go up by a certain level above

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inflation every year. And a lot of people will be feeling the pinch

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when they come to renew their season tickets in the next few days and go

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back to work. The southern rail story skews our perceptions. Because

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it is so bad that it is so consistently on the news. The

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overall rail service is not as bad as Southern rail. It is worth

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pointing that out. But the cost is high, relative to Europe. Is it

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right to compare it with Europe? No. When I go and top up to go to work

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tomorrow, I would like to see that that it has -- I would not like to

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see that the price has gone up. Nobody will be pleased. But we are

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weighing six times higher than in Europe. -- but we are paying. Yes,

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they don't see the rise is as much, but their infrastructure is

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nationalised and they pay much higher taxes. -- rises. It is a

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payoff over whether we are paying it in terms of their price hikes, or

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taxation. But we have seen a period of time where we haven't seen any

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investment in our rail infrastructure. To be fair, whether

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you agree with HS2 and the ramifications of Crossrail, of some

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of the other big infrastructure projects this government are driving

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forward, actually, in terms of the people using our rail services, you

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know, the numbers are going up. It is higher than ever. It has to be a

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positive thing that we are getting people onto rail and off the roads

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from an environmental perspective. We will all be reading this, we will

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slump into our sugary breakfast tomorrow morning in dismay,

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ultimately the point is that, you know, they pay in a different way to

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how we pay, but we all pay. We will stay with the times. The story at

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the top, this little spat that has developed through today, a bit of

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tit-for-tat. Do you agree with what men McCluskey has said? It's

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interesting because he has always been the union leader who has always

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stood up to Jeremy Corbyn. -- Len. A very different tone in these

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comments. He is saying, if he won't be turned around by the time of the

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next election, they are not egomaniacs, they will probably step

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down. I'm sure Caroline will talk about this. There is a bit of union

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politics going on. McCloskey is in a battle to be re-elected to Unite, a

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very important union, but perhaps he is thinking more about that than

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have this comes across, but this is not great headlines for Jeremy

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Corbyn. It is gameplaying. Len Did Corbyn. It is gameplaying. Len Did

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not have to stand down at the time that he has done. He chose to do

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this for political reasons. He said it would help the union by having

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simultaneous elections rather than later run. But he has now found

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himself in a stand-off with his deputy, who is much more of a

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moderate. So, actually, when you think about the dynamics of this,

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you know, McCluskey seem to be in the pockets of Jeremy Corbyn, and

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vice versa in this context, and actually he will now be challenged

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by a moderate, his language around Jeremy Corbyn, it has to change a

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little bit. Because ultimately, I mean, what are the unions in a

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relationship with Labour if Labour isn't going to be in power again, or

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certainly not for the foreseeable? When you look at the polling

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recently... 24%. And that also shows that that is the lowest support for

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Labour since July 1983, which was Michael foot. And that was just

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months before he wrote his longest ever suicide note in history. --

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Michael Foot. Everybody thought that Labour would go onto the back burner

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is for a while. But after this, it says that Labour could have as few

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as seat after the next election. And he has been given two years. OK,

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let's turn to the FT. I was trying to get my head around this one. What

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are they trying to tell us? Airbnb are bringing in a 90 day limit. You

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cannot let your property for more than three months in a year. Some

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number crunching has been done. They say that because of the restriction

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the company will miss out on ?400 million of revenue. It is an

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interesting story about his burgeoning sector of the sharing

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economy, and how regulations are going to put it back in its box. You

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can say it is a good or bad thing, but I think there is a strong case,

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reading the detail, that it is an unfair playing field. Because they

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have advantages in terms of tax that hotels do not have. If you are going

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to be a hotel by any other means it does make sense to have them put on

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a level playing field. Especially when it points out that such a large

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number of those people offering this service, they are not just people

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living next door to you, offering their spare bedroom, lots of them

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are professional listings. They are hotels in any other name that are

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benefiting from it. The other thing to remember about this, the reason

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people go to Airbnb, it is competitively priced. We could see

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indications post Brexit and the benefit the economy is seen from

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that with people wanting to come into our cities. I will quite often

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use Airbnb over a hotel chain because we are a family of five. And

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if we go and stay at a hotel it is two rooms that we need, and it is

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astronomical, and finding two connecting rooms can be difficult.

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Renting out a three-bedroom property in a city is very welcome to us.

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Barack pros and cons for both, the problem and the solution here. Is

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this a new tax? Has it always been in place? It has always been in

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place but it hasn't been enforced. Airbnb Have said they will start

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enforcing that from this year. It has been mentioned in the last

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financial statement. I think they are trying to get ahead of the

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politicians, which is possibly a sensible move. What is your New Year

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's resolution regarding your health? The Daily Express are giving you a

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chance here, not only to get yourself it, but also potentially

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stave off a risk of dementia, developing dementia. I think it is a

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very good bit of advice. My personal resolution is not to read so many

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diet plans, keep fit schemes, because they are dominating the

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newspapers. I am going to have a look at breakfast cereals as soon as

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I get home and think about those again. It is the Daily Express, but

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would that headline make you think there is another reason for me to

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get fit? Thing is, most of these things, keep fit, don't get

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diabetes, don't get dementia, they are things that he would initially

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think, you know, generally looking after yourself, whether it is

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dementia, obesity, you know, diabetes, any of those things, is a

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good thing. Most people will be thinking that. But it is the

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beginning of the year. I think we have all admitted that we are

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thinking, you know, thinking ourselves thin, as we reach for the

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biscuit tin. The paper links obesity and type two diabetes to a greater

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risk of developing dementia. I think all getting into it. Anyway,

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Caroline and Ben, we will leave it there, but we will be back in just

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under an hour's time. Thank you. That is it for this hour. All of the

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front pages are online, on the BBC News website, where you can read a

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detailed review of the Papers. It is all there for you. Each night's

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edition of the Papers posted onto the page shortly after we have

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finished. Thank you again to Ben and Caroline. We will be back for

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another look at the papers later.

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No need to wait until tomorrow morning to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


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