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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 Kate Proctor, political correspondent

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at the London Evening Standard, and journalist and

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with...

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The Times splashes Donald Trump's stark "fire and fury"

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warning to North Korea, in which he takes aim

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at the country's ballistic missile programme.

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A storm warning makes the front page of the Express -

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they expect a month's rain to fall tomorrow.

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The Financial Times focuses on a warning from the financial watchdog

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to the financial world of a cliff edge Brexit.

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on the American President's fiery threat to Pyongyang

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Stamp duty stopping people from downsizing, is the claim in the

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Daily Telegraph. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports

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30,000 attempts to get into the UK from France this year. Let's start

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with the Metro. John, get us going. The words are very like Trump, but

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sinister. Sinister, even for Trump. It will concern people in the US as

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well is right around the world. The Washington Post have revealed that

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North Korea has the capability of miniaturising a nuclear warhead to

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go on their anti-ballistic missile is. Way, way ahead of expectations.

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The Washington Post quoting defence sources in America, says that is now

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a real possibility and we should bear in mind that these missiles

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could apparently beat Denver or Chicago. So grave concern in the

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United States and the response from Mr Trump who is at one of his

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golfing venues, saying that if they've continued to threaten the

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United States, the United States will respond with fire and fury such

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as the world has never seen. Even for him, that is terrifying

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language. It does sound like that, but we have got used to it and the

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almost immune to his outburst. The American military have made a huge

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plate of making sure they are on the border of South Korea. They have let

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the media in and done a lot of training and showed the cameras that

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they are ready. That is difficult -- different to the range of some of

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these weapons. And I was reading something a few minutes before we

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came on which it said that the American system of defence against

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these bonds is not as smart as it might be. It strikes me that Donald

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Trump is so often using language that could send shivers but also a

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sense of history seems to get forgotten. What does he mean "As the

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world has never seen"? We have seen terrible things at the end of the

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first world -- Second World War, and it seemed to me that he was shooting

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from the hip. Absolutely. Mutually assured destruction is what we have

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learned to expect and deal with and that is what is in your mind when

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you talk about nuclear weapons. So it feels so carefree and so worrying

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to talk about it in that way. What do we do about it? It is a problem.

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Lots of newspapers have that on their front page. The times, I want

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to talk about something else. Home of cleek secretary backs Met chief

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over stop and search. This has been going back and forth over the years.

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What is this story saying? Stop and search has been hugely controversial

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and we have seen different home secretaries including Theresa May

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take a different stance on it. But Amber Rudd is saying that stop and

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search has a place in policing. It should be increased. That also has

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the support of Cressida Dick, the Commissioner. They are saying this

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because of the number of acid attacks that have been happening,

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particularly in the Evening Standard, this is what they write

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about it a lot at the moment. Crime is changing and right now, at the

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threat of acid attacks, they are saying stop and search has its uses.

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You are right to say it goes back a long way. I remember the Brixton

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riots and stop and search was an issue then. I remember that the Home

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Secretary Theresa May criticising the Police Federation for stop and

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search and saying they were too enthusiastic and only 10% of those

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incidents resulted in and arrests. Stop and search at a particular

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section of the community? Show by the researcher was directed at a

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particular section of the community, the black community in South London.

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The Metropolitan Police backed off from that and the number of stop and

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search incidents has reduced to 16%. So there is concern about this. As

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you rightly say, these new acid attacks and neither attacks which

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have seen such problems in London has caused a rethink but she has to

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be careful that she doesn't step on Theresa May's ropes. Walking a

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political tightrope. Amber Rudd has a comment piece inside the times and

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she is talking about basically admitting that things were not right

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previously, that stop and search did break down trust between the public

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and the police, but she also says that this time it will be different

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and I think campaign groups will be watching this like hawks, the sea

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whether that bears out. I think a lot of police would welcome it.

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Let's go on to the financial. The word comes back. -- let's go onto

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the Financial Times. Brexit. Financial watchdog warns of risks to

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stability from cliff edge Brexit. We need to take this seriously. The

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deputy governor of the Bank of England is warning that a cliff edge

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Brexit basically, a very quick removal of UK finance and business

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interest from the EU would end up with the most dire financial

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consequences for the UK. The Bank of England has done an audit and says

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that companies are making contingency plans and they are

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seeing that if you do have this very sudden removal from the EU, it will

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present all kinds of difficulties. We hear this a lot. I hear this from

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people I speak to in banking. This is a real warning which is being

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taken seriously. People there some are asked spending their days at

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work trying to -- people face some are spending their days at work

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trying to work on contingency plans. They would say they need time, we

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needed transition, you can't take British interests out so quickly.

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For those who do not study the minutiae of these things, this is

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about no deal is better than a bad deal. Saying goodbye and slamming

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the door. And lots of businesses would say you can't do that, you

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need time, at least a couple of years to adjust. A couple of big

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banks, including RBS -- RBS, say that if we do get it hard Brexit,

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they would up stakes and go to Amsterdam. And that is true, it is

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not scaremongering. Businesses are looking at what they would do.

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People say things like, some form of a just a month is desirable. The

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timing is interesting because we have the next round of Brexit talks

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going on at the end of August so I feel that big voices are getting

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their thoughts out nice and early. Let's stick with the FT front page.

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This story has been around for a while. An engineer who works for

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Google has been sacked because he wrote an internal memo saying that

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women were not suited to engineering jobs and basically they were better

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suited to things related to the arts and he accused Google of putting

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political correctness ahead of their own business interest. Sexism in the

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workplace has had a lot of coverage of late, not least here at the BBC!

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Yes, yes. There bosses had no hesitation in sacking him. He is

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threatening legal action to pursue it further. His remarks were that

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women in these areas are not suited to the job. Well, that is nonsense!

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Just reporting what he said! Silicon valley itself, you would afford it

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would be sensible. But male sexism seems to run right there. I was

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really surprised to see that there is a lack of gender diversity in

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silicon Valley. That really goes against everything you would imagine

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about Sonny, progressive California. Really worrying, because if that is

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the pinnacle of tech and female equality is nowhere near being as

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good as it could be, I feel that Britain has a long way to go as

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well. Let's return home. Kate, the Daily

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Telegraph. They have been running a campaign about stamp duty and now

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they have got themselves a juicy headline. Stamp duty killing house

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sales. Particular house sales, I think they mean. Top end of the

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market, predominantly. That's what I would say. Stamp duty is shown by

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the Telegraph to be punitive. The new rates introduced in 2014 are

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hitting people hard, particularly in London, stamp duty costs of around

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?40,000 to buy a family home. You have to pay a deposit and pay this

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as well. You could be paying up to ?100,000. This was introduced with

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intentions to try and help the lower end of the market and try and make

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sure that stamp duty was a more achievable price for those with

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lesser budgets but it is hitting London hard. The Telegraph clearly

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think that there must be movement on this or they wouldn't be doing this

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campaign. Some people of my generation are downsizing because

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they are facing the prospect of paying a large amount in stamp duty.

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That is not an uncommon in London. The market where I live which I

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confess is a fairly wealthy area, is dead for big houses because people

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say why pay the government. Isn't it the old story that so often in

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politics, things come down from above and then they have unintended

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consequences? Classic example. They reckoned that house sales will it

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increase by 27% if this was scrapped. I can believe it, there is

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research out there saying that this has not brought in the money to the

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Treasury that was expected. Let's have a quick look at the

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Telegraph story at the bottom of the page. This is all about you. I hate

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these credit delete -- parking meters where you can't put money in.

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They drive the bonkers. Give me parking meters with cash. The only

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problem being that half the parking meters won't take the new pound

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coins. They take cards, debit cards and credit cards. You have still got

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to do all the faffing around. Just give me a machine that... You are

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one of the 70% of motorists more likely to keep searching for a space

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than parking? I will stop bringing my car in the town. You need to

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embrace the technology and get your contactless card out. About 30 years

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too late! Let's go back to something motoring

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related. A story in various quarters about this job in London. Who wants

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to talk about that first. The Evening Standard did a splash on it.

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It was really obvious that we should do that. We felt that we should do

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that early on this morning because it was shocking. We shared this

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video around the office early on it shows a guy jogging along and woman

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gets in the way and he throws at the pavement and she so narrowly misses

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being hit by a bus. She strays a little bit into the jogging Lane.

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But he appears to push her. He pushes her away from himself into

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the road. A guy passed in a few seconds earlier and it doesn't do

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anything toward the guy. Just the woman. You can have those days in

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London when things are hostile and people tell you to get out of the

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way. But this was truly... This was 7:40am, the bridge was deserted. And

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according to your reporter, the woman tried to remonstrate with the

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man later and he pushed her away. It has only just been revealed because

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the police haven't had any success in tracking him down. You would have

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thought they would find that chap. You would hope so, it has been

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shared so much online. Everyone is horrified by the complete

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callousness of someone to do this. So let's hope for a good result

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because this is not the kind of thing that we should be seeing on

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the street. Grateful to you both. Thank you very much indeed. Kate and

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John, thank you. That is the papers for this evening. We will be doing

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the same thing again tomorrow night at the same time. You can always see

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the front pages of the papers online at our website. If you miss the

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programme any evening, you can watch it later on the BBC iPlayer. For the

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moment, goodbye. Hello. For some, Tuesday has been

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quite a dramatic weather day and we are not done with the drama. It was

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not like that everywhere. Scotland and Northern Ireland, speckled cloud

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