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rock concert cancelled because of a suspected terrorist threat. We will

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bring you any more on that as we get it. Now, as promised, it is the

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papers... Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the the papers will be With me are Lucy Fisher,

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Senior Political Correspondent at The Times and Hugh Muir,

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Associate Editor at The Guardian. The Financial Times lead

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with a sales warning from one of the world's biggest advertising

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agencies and the news that the euro has hit an eight-year

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high against the pound. Metro's front page features

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the story of cyclist Charlie Alliston, who has been

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cleared of manslaughter but found guilty of wanton and furious driving

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after he hit a pedestrian who later The i leads with claims that

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Theresa May is softening her stance on Brexit and that, despite today's

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claims, European judges will take The Telegraph looks at migration

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figures, saying numbers are far lower than previously thought

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because most foreign students go The Sun claims that 1,800 BBC staff

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have been given a 10% pay rise. While The Mail's top story

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looks at what they call "Britain's laziness epidemic",

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claims that half of all adults on the UK go for a brisk walk

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less than once a month. The Times also leads with migration,

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claiming that most rejected asylum seekers are never sent home

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from the EU. The garden leads with the UN warning

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to the US over racial tensions. -- the Guardian. That was a warning

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last given to Kurdistan. Apparently... Not a shred of

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remorse, the cyclist faces jail after the crash that killed a

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mother. This young man crashed into a mother crossing the road in London

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and he had a bike that was for a velodrome and not the street and had

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no brakes? It was a lightweight, incredibly fast bike with the young

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man obsessed with dangerous bicycle riding videos and is incredibly

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tragic, this accident. It has captured the imagination of the

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public partly because with 400 pedestrians knocked down on the

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roads, but it is so rare for it to be a bicycle, so much less kinetic

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energy from a bicycle and such a terrible story. Also, I think the

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fact that straight after this happened, this woman ended up in

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hospital, this man was posting stuff on social media saying it was her

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fault? That is extraordinary, it makes it very much a story of his

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generation that somebody would be involved in something as terrible as

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this and then goes on to social media and then sent on social media

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as he did and to some extent, that is why he is in this position, with

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the child she was convicted on, he was cleared of manslaughter but

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convicted of this rather archaic charge of wanton and furious

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driving, dating back to the 19th century. He can still get two years

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for that and they are sentencing him in one month in the last person

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convicted of that offence was jailed for seven months so it is very

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serious and he seems to have exacerbated that by his reaction.

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The judge said he has not one iota of remorse from you at any stage. It

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is not just a terrible incident but also the reaction to this. We are to

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some extent a cycling nation, authorities around the country are

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trying to adapt the roads to persuade us to cycle more and that

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is a good thing, I cycled myself but you cannot go onto the road with an

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illegal vehicle, whether it is a car or bike. It is illegal to have one

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of these, I think they are fixies? They are illegal? But you see them

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everywhere. They should not be on the road. Part of his argument was

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the accident could not have been avoided, even if I had brakes as

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with the normal bike. We will never know. It does not matter, if you

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drive an illegal vehicle... I have been told there are fixies with

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brakes, which means they are not fixies? Confused? You are! The Daily

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Telegraph. Migration figures, far lower than that, a review into

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official data as the exit checks by the vast majority of foreign

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students go home. We did not know this before? This is a new system of

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checks that have come in, a fairly small scale passenger survey at

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airports that shows that some of the assumptions built into the current

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modelling of net migration figures which presume that many non-EU

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international students overstay their visa are in fact wrong. Most

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of the students are going home at the end of the university term and

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this passenger data suggests this. Fascinating findings and migration a

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political issue, Theresa May says she was to get a dime from the

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current rate of 284,000 inward migrants down to tens of thousands

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and even if it is a bit lower, she will not get anywhere near that

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target. How much do these figures alter what everyone perceives as

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being the 6-figure number four net migration in the country? Doesn't

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bring it down significantly? It is a very small survey here so it is only

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an indication that it does tell us that they could have headlined this

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another way, ways in which you were misled over Brexit. So says the

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associate editor of the Guardian! We know what we're told about, taking

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back control from the European Court of Justice, not quite as advertised.

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We were told the Brexit thing was predicated on large-scale

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immigration and students reported that, that does not seem to be as

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advertised. The longer this goes on, the more that case seems to be

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unravelling and the government will have to answer for some of the

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assumptions that they left us with. Rooney -- is a point we're having a

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debate about what Brexit should or will mean. We are having that after

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the vote on whether or not we should leave? We should have had this

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debate in the middle of the voting? Is that not part of the problem? The

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campaign was about the headline topics, taking back control,

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arguments about sovereignty and immigration seeming to win through.

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Of course, the low-level, nitty-gritty, the weeds of the

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system which can combat these topics and give people what they were

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promised in the field, is something that perhaps we might have thought

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Whitehall might have planned more for but that is not the case and we

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are where we are and the time is ticking. We were talking about Big

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Ben but of course the real clock that is ticking is on the Brexit

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negotiations, which have to be completed by March 20 19. In the

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Telegraph, it says one of the repercussions is a government might

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abandon or water down restrictions on student visas. How long do they

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spend talking on the fact they needed to do that? And they may not

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have to do that at all? Many people might be thinking we were wrong.

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Others might feel that this is the way forward? I feel I must add

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that... And continuing the theme that the euro claims an eight year

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high against the pound because the euro economies are doing very well?

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Converter hours. It is 1.8 and people say that by the time of

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Brexit who could be parity because compared to the performance of our

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own economy, the euro zone seems to be going pretty well and we have

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been struggling, we have been down 9% since April. For people who

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listen... We did have a very minor total Eclipse! The whole screen went

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black! We are back! And we are good. That was not an indication of the

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economy! If we can agree on the interpretation of what the fall in

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the pound means, George Osborne said the UK's systems, it is going to

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cost you more abroad and in the G7, were one of the weakest now. On the

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other side, manufacturing is up. Easier to export if the pound is

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weak. Absolutely. It is difficult for anyone to really win the

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argument on this. It is a many sided coin. If you are trying to buy

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things in Spain or France and dining out and you are being asked for more

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money than you thought you might, this is not a good development. If

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you can afford to go on holiday in the first place! The Financial

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Times, the Home Office admits losing -- threatening to deport thousands

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of foreign nationals by mistake. The decision was made under your status,

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it said, and you have to go home. Completely sent by mistake, which

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has caused a huge worry for these individuals, it came to light after

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a Finnish academic post of this letter on social media and as Yvette

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Cooper pointed out, if the Home Office is making these kind of

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mistakes with just 100 EU citizens, doesn't have the capacity and

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capability to do with processing the status of all 3 million EU citizens

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in the UK presently when it comes to Brexit? I think I know Hugh's

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answer! It is a scandal, this is a political story but around the

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country there are EU nationals who are unsure of their status, really

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worried, people travelling around the country to register and get the

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information they need, just to reassure themselves that they are

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going to be able to continue their lives as they have done. It was a

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mistake and they will rectify it? It is symptomatic of the kind of

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treatment feel they are getting. But only does it seem that the policy is

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chaotic but the application of the policy seems to be chaotic as well.

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On the end of that, there are people who are unsure whether or not their

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family will be able to continue as they have done, their careers can

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continue. It is absolutely scandalous. This should be a huge

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story because this is a human story. Millions of Britons go without a ten

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minute walk every month. We are a nation of couch potatoes. Completely

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extraordinary and I say this as somebody who was not the most active

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but 45% of 46-year-olds do not manage just one ten minute walk

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every month. Fascinating. We have the stories every year showing how

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our health and Kennedy levels are and Public Health England by giving

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in the reality and plans to overhaul the current advice, it is not

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realistic. And telling people to aim for half of the recommended level of

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activity. Something is better than nothing. Very quickly... Someone who

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runs a lot but not for England any more. Wayne Rooney is retiring after

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scoring 53 goals in 119 games. Willie Mason? I will. Even though he

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never played for any of my favourite clubs. I support West Ham. Jesus!

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Sorry, I do apologise. He was more comfortable playing for England. I

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think the tragedy of Rooney is that he was a world-class player. He did

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not have a world-class team. And with other great players around him,

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he could be talked about as one of the all-time greats, really. I have

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a particular fascination with his wife, Coleen Rooney. I loved her

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description, she was described as an English product endorser. That is

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what she is described as at the top of a Wikipedia page. She is the

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ultimate WAG. Will she get a WAGdom? Thank you so much.

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Don't forget, you can see the front pages of the papers online

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It's all there for you, seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers.

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