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And coming up: bestselling author, Victoria Hislop, talks

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to Jim Naughtie about her latest novel Cartes Postales from Greece.

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

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us tomorrow. With me are John Rentoul, political

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columnist for the Independent, and Ruth Lea, who's

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an Economic Adviser We agreed on half of the stories and

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rubbished the other 50%. You get what you pay for.

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The Sunday Telegraph has a photograph of Usain Bolt

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and Justin Gatlin after their controversial 100m final tonight,

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The paper reports the UK is prepared to pay up to ?36 billion to settle

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It says it's the first time a precise figure has been proposed.

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The Independent on Sunday also focuses on Brexit and a warning

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from scientists about the government's intention to leave

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The Observer concentrates on advice from the Children's Commissioner,

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who's concerned that many kids are bingeing on social media

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The Mail on Sunday says it has found that around 40% of police stations

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have been closed down in seven years.

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The Sunday Times reports that British students

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are being discriminated against by universities,

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in favour of more lucrative foreign students.

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The Sunday Mirror has a story we've been reporting on today,

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the ordeal of a British model who was kidnapped in Milan.

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And the Sunday Express chooses to feature Prince Harry

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and his girlfriend, the actress Meghan Markle,

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as they arrive in Botswana for a break.

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But is it just a holiday? We don't no. The Telegraph. Brexit. Written

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to put ?36 billion on the table in a divorce offer. -- Britain. But

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according to a government source, they are dismissing these reports

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that they are prepared to pay this bill. Do you believe it? There is no

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smoke without a fire. They quit the sources that confirm it. We assume

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there is some truth in it. But we don't know yet. Some parts of

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government tend to disagree with other parts, I have noticed that as

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the EU negotiations have gone on. That ours make the reasonable

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assumption it is true. -- let us. They are trying to push the debate

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on. What they want to discuss with Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator

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for the EU, is the relationship for the EU and the UK. Barnier has set

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until the risen a financial settlement we are not able to do

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that. -- there is a. So that is why they are doing this. If this is

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true, that is what they are trying to do. Much higher figures have been

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talked about. Yes. There has been the 100 billion figure which Boris

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Johnson said they can go and whistle for. It is not as big as it looks.

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Essentially it is saying we should pay what we are paying at the moment

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for the three years of a transition period, that is 10 billion a year.

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And then a bit extra. I am amazed that Ruth seems to think that is

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reasonable. You would expect some of the Leavers to say we will not pay a

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penny. Many will. The truth is, I was a civil servant, you no... That

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is where I got my superb manners from. -- know. If I may say so. But

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this is a negotiation. I do believe we want a good relationship with the

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European Union when we leave. And if that means you have to put some

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money on the table, you put some money on the table. They are denying

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it at the moment. But if this is an opening gambit and it is a

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negotiation, it is going to go up, isn't it? That is true. You don't

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start with a figure assuming it is going to go down. But the question

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is how high you think it is at the moment. If this is really just 10

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billion more than just carrying on our existing payments for three

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years, then it is not very much, it seems to me. It seems affordable,

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quite reasonable. I suspect the EU will not accept such a low figure.

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They will end up paying more. They are talking about 50- 60 billion. So

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probably 45. Put that down. 45 billion. Said that to them. -- send.

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The pound is all over the place, isn't it? The Independent. If you

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were with us at 1030, John was pointing out Vladimir Putin was on

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the front page. He promised us by 1130 Vladimir Putin would be

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replaced by Usain Bolt. We have not quite got there yet. I am sure it is

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on its way. OK. We will look out for it. I am sure Usain Bolt is racing

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to the front page. Yeah. Third-place. We still have Vladimir

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Putin. Very odd. Spearfishing in Siberia, at least with a shot on.

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Ditching EU nuclear agency will slam brakes on green car revolution, that

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is the headline. A top nuclear physicist, Martin Friers, he says

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leaving the EU's nuclear side, it is going to play havoc with that

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industry. He makes the point it is very important we do have a growing

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nuclear power sector because we have electric cars coming down the track

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and we don't want to power them with fossil fuels. Yeah. Exactly. It says

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we can import vital materials to nuclear plants. You will need a lot

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of them to get rid of diesel cars and petrol cars by 2040. You will

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need another five or six. I think this is utter rubbish. Why is that?

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It is a scare story. A Project Fear neo scare story. Neo scare story! I

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don't think he has any evidence for this. Would it not make sense if you

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are leaving it, if you are leaving the EU, why not stay part of the

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agency and make use of all of the expertise? My understanding is it is

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part of the package. If you leave the EU, you leave the institution.

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Over you don't have to. There is no need to reconstruct all of those...

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I say everything in the EU is political. If we can reach a

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political agreement, we can stay in the institution when we leave. They

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would be quite happy with that. There you go. I don't think that is

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what the May or Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, I don't think

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that is what they want. -- Theresa May. A scare story. A neo scare

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story. Never heard of it. The Sunday Times. A drive for higher education

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fees betray sixth form. It is all about money. They are maximising

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their income by taking people who pay more rather than people who

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don't. That is very simple. It is very simple. Except that we don't

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have a cap on student numbers any more in England. And so there is no

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reason why you should not be able to take foreign students and EU

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students, including British students. Umm, so, you know, I am

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not sure, I have not had a chance to look properly at the end of this

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story, I am not sure that British students are losing out because of

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more lucrative fortune is being given preference. ?9,000 a year for

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tuition fees if you are going to an English university. Umm... How much

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do they charge for an students? I dread to think. There are high

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numbers in this article. Is it where it says the foundation course is

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between 15 and 22,000? The implication is that I am afraid that

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British students are losing out. I take your point there is not a cap

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on student. But they will have capacity constraints. Take it at

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face value. Some substitution is taking place. Some are losing out.

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That is the implication. And a debate about how much longer they

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will be able to charge this ?9,000. There is a move for it to be cut.

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For foreign students to be more attractive. Jeremy Corbyn did so

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well in the General Election with his promise to abolish tuition fees.

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That does me there is going to be quite a lot of pressure to reduce or

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get rid of tuition fees altogether. It is difficult. For the next

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election whenever that is. The Observer. Stop students to make

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children bingeing on social media. -- stop children bingeing. We don't

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want the meeting junk food so we should do the same with going on

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line. There is no solution, it seems. Turn off the Wi-Fi? Deny all

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the data? How do you do it? I am not a parent. So I don't know. What

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should I do? Well... What do you do? Not to make silly analogy is with

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junk food. That is my first suggestion. -- analogies. What is

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junk food is in the eye of the beholder, the consumer. Like a

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McDonald's... Don't advertise on here. He should eat good and healthy

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food. Not with every meal... Oh dear. This is about children going

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on social media too much. I am on quite a lot. That is because I enjoy

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it so bytes do you put it down and read a book from time to time? Not

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really. Don't you? A book? You can read that on your phone. I like a

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proper book with proper pages. I am really old-fashioned, aren't I? My

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poor children. No wonder they spend all their time on social media.

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Well, thank you, Ruth. You can really fall out with some people,

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can't you? The Observer. Dragracing. Gay Pride has been taking place.

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Northern Ireland is going to have to catch up fairly soon, apparently.

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That is right. Someone else was saying that on the BBC just now,

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pointing out that attitudes in Northern Ireland are changing

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towards gay rights, having abortions, all those things were

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Northern Ireland is different from the UK. They are saying the same

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thing at Gay Pride, Northern Ireland needs to catch up with the rest of

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the UK. And with Ireland, actually. Extraordinary. Yes, they used to be

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a very Catholic country, a very different culture from Britain. It

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is incredible that different parts of the UK have such different civil

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liberties. My understanding is the DUP has been blocking a marriage in

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Northern Ireland. Now they are more in the fold they may change their

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mind. I like these pictures. These two ladies are gorgeous. Aren't

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they! One of them has a corset on. One of them is Princess Leia. She is

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too much. I like their eyelashes. Usain Bolt. The Telegraph. What an

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evening it has been. This is where you will prevent me from advertising

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the Independent. There is no need to do that because you failed to

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provide a photograph. We will stick with the Telegraph which has the

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picture. I don't like to be snippy with you, but... Justin Gatlin being

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hugged by Usain Bolt. You say only came third! Third is amazing. The

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Sunday Times have a picture of Usain Bolt. The Independent will have it

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on a website now if you go and look, I am sure. Daniel Condan on Twitter

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asked how did a two times drug cheat, Justin Gatlin, get the chance

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to compete? Those are the rules, aren't they? He served his time. He

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has been booed every time. People are not happy to see him there.

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Those are the rules. Having used drugs against the laws in the past,

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has it given him a permanent advantage? I know the authorities

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are doing what they are meant to. If he is allowed to compete then he

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should be allowed to, it is rude to boo and he should be allowed to

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compete. I think the implication is it isn't permanent, these

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performance enhancing drugs I'm sure wear off. Let's reflect on Usain

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Bolt, what a superhuman he has been. He is very tall, six foot five. And

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very wide at the shoulder. Complaining about the blocks but

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when you are that tall, it is quite difficult to get cracking. I think

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it was Greg Jennett, the historian, said on Twitter tonight, if it was

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the 107 metres then he would have beaten everyone. -- Greg Jenner. It

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takes him a few strides to get cracking. It is wise to retire now

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because he is probably past his best. At least he got a medal. He

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has been a terrific athlete. What a treat it has been to watch him. Yes.

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That's it for tonight. Thank you to John and Ruth. Look how you look on

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the TV! We are too busy looking at you! That's lovely! Coming up next

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is

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