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This is BBC News.
We'll be taking a look at tomorrow
morning's papers in a moment -
first the headlines.
A British woman accused of smuggling
drugs into Egypt has been sentenced
to three years in jail.
Laura Plummer, who's 33
and from Hull, was arrested
in October for having nearly 300
Tramadol tablets in her suitcase
The Universities Minister,
Jo Johnson, has warned academic
institutions they could face fines
if they fail to protect free speech,
within the law.
South Yorkshire Police say
an officer has died in a car crash
which happened near
Sheffield last night.
The 46-year-old man died along
with a 61-year-old female passenger
of another car when their
There has been a lower
turnout than expected
at the Boxing Day sales.
The research group Springboard
believes there was a 4% drop
in the number of shoppers -
up to midday today -
compared with last year.
Coming up later this hour will come
just over one month to go until the
winter Olympic in South Korea and I
will check out some of our biggest
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
About 25 minutes
we are poised and ready to bring you
up-to-date with the front pages. The
Times say that paedophiles is using
YouTube as a shop window.
Shoplifting spikes after police are
Three Brexit also fronts the eye
following an immense by the
conservative mayor of the West
Midlands, cautioning against a hard
Brexit. The case of Laura Plummer,
the British woman jailed in Egypt is
on the Mirror. The Financial Times
says that retail is disappointing
with a drop in footfall for
traditional Boxing Day sales. The
Sun leads with British troops being
asked to use gender neutral words.
And in the express says a stroll in
the garden could help to fight
dementia. Thank you for being with
us to beginning with the time and a
distressing story about the use,
potentially, of the Internet for the
abuse of children.
It is a horrible
story but it is no real secret that
abused children have appeared on
YouTube. The brazen part about this,
the new part, is that now
paedophiles are emblazoned in the
videos with any mail addresses.
People can get in touch with them.
-- e-mail addresses. A legal expert
is questioning whether or not this
would be illegal. In a sense, you
are putting children for word and
there is always a danger of what
might happen after that. It is an
opinion but any right minded person
will think that this needs to be
closed down and closed down quickly.
If in any way Google will not do it
themselves it needs to be done for
And to be fair it does
say that most channels were shut
down but only after the newspaper
contacted YouTube. It is about
algorithms. It is about evil people
but the mass that creates search
engines that puts these things are.
I am afraid it will only be people
removing their business if they
don't want to be associated and
YouTube has already had 250 big
advertisers leaving this year.
you say, the companies say this is
not a doing an and someone says
there has to be a way of stopping
this and somebody has to do
something. It becomes a way of
minimising some of the online
traffic. Moving on to the Telegraph.
This one is curious. Please been
blamed for shoplifting. In a sense.
Police sparked a shoplifting boom.
What has happened is that since
2014, police forces who have to use
their limited resources increasingly
judiciously, have agreed not to
investigate shop lifting cases if
the value of the goods is under
£200. The new angle on this is that
retail leaders have been meeting
with the Home Office ministers
because they are getting concerned.
They say that gangs of corrupt
thieves who know the law and now
that they are unlikely to get
collared if it is under 200 quid.
They are going around and one of
them is quoted as saying they used
stores and supermarkets as a piggy
bank to fund drug and alcohol abuse
problems or they sell goods that
they can then use for other
nefarious activities. It is an awful
lot of money. £6 billion a year.
That is an awful lot of 199.99...
And it always goes on to prices for
everybody. Talking of prices and
putting a value on something
difficult to price, Brexit rears its
head. How could we get through
Christmas without mentioning Brexit?
Next year we will be discussing it
almost hourly. Philip Hammond is in
some trouble. David Davis was not
releasing documents and now Labour
MPs are saying that Philip Hammond
should release his documents which
give an idea about the effect of
Brexit on the British economy
depending on different scenarios. He
also made the mistake of telling the
Select Committee he had them.
Ministers should now agreed to never
talk about any papers even what
happened to David Davis. Is meant to
have them in the Labour MPs want
them, which is why bright. We have
one heck of a year ahead. It has
taken us all of 2017 to get to first
base. Now we have a long way to go
and everything should be in place by
October if we are to have a deal.
would be nice if there was not a
running commentary on nothing
happening. To be honest, by the time
I got to Christmas Eve I thought
that this was like... All they
needed was Cliff Richard to come out
and sing congratulations. It was
like the rain washing our Wimbledon
because nothing is happening. Much
of this is political manoeuvring. It
is a reasonable story, it is
generally quite right that the
taxpayer funded research should be
They should be
running commentary on the basis that
it is the biggest constitutional
change that we have had. It is
getting so complicated that the more
you actually explain it as we go
People might understand it
a bit better. There are too many
invested interests. The BBC is the
only organ that explains it
properly. You just peddle the Labour
Now, I am not.
I mean, your
paper. I do try to explain to
readers what is happening there.
explains the basics of wrecks that
and there is always something
happening. That is the problem.
Keeps continuing. The front page of
the Mirror has the front -- case of
Laura. They take the line that she
is an innocent person in an
appalling conditions and needs to be
As we have heard
throughout the day with interviews
with her sister and her mother, she
is an ordinary girl from Hull. She
loves to eat it and has been going
there for quite awhile. Her partner
is and lives in Egypt but she now
finds herself sentenced to three
years in prison for arriving in the
country with 300 tramadol tablets.
It is a painkilling drug and there
are questions, I would have thought,
that if it is not for her, she would
not have had a prescription, then,
maybe the Egyptian authorities were
not as heavy-handed as it may have
Is difficult because when
these stories was first reported
back in October, people in Egypt's
were saying that they have a problem
with use of drugs of this kind.
is the most seriously abused drug in
Egypt so they are on lookout for a.
The various points made are
absolutely right. The important
thing for everybody to make sure if
you take drugs abroad that the
country you go to, that those drugs
are illegal. Or if not, take a
prescription which you.
family have said that if it is
anything it is naivete rather than
criminal intent. One would hope,
judging from what they said...
Perhaps there may be some clemency
in the New Year spirit? Moving on to
the Financial Times. Vladimir Putin,
retail but let's talk about the
third story down. Spymaster.
listening post in Cheltenham is
desperate to recruit new offices
tomb man it and having trouble. They
are having trouble with the vetting
process. It take so long to get
somebody. Everybody needs to go
through a high-level vetting. It is
a long and involved process. And I
am being asked questions that I have
forgotten answers to. The trouble is
that people are getting fed up. The
applicants are being set up with it.
And now they are going off for
lucrative jobs in banks...
and without protracted enquiries?
What you need to do is to vet
people. -- are better paid and
without ongoing enquiries.
one thing that they may be wanting
to find out about. The former
fighters for the group that calls
itself Islamic State who are on the
run in Turkey.
This story, worth
noting that it was written by
Michael Evans and Anthony Loyd who
is a -- has a fantastically good
track record and he is writing from
Syria. These British fighters have
joined Isis, they are hiding in
Turkey and prompting fears from
Western intelligence agencies of an
increased risk of terrorist attacks
in Europe. This research is being
carried out in the area by somebody
who dealing in Western intelligence
agencies. What is interesting is
that the work that is going on
between American intelligence
services, and the MI6, they are
working together. Only three of the
40 attacks in Europe since 2015
involved terrorist fighters
returning, these incidents caused
over half the fatalities.
that they come back with the skill,
if I could use that word, and will
harden from the frontline.
that is something to exercise
Ending on a happier note,
if we can. Good news but before
that... Every time I switch Q I end
up waiting longer. Passport control,
The answer is? Don't
switch queues. It is a last place a
version. Apparently if you are the
last person in a queue you don't
like that so you want to shift to a
different line. This keeps happening
and as a result, if you do too off
in you can find yourself waiting
significantly longer. There is an
answer to this, that is to stay in
the line and wait till somebody else
The other thing is that one
solution the researcher says is that
you could start talking to people,
struck up a conversation to pass the
Let me end finally, I know Joe
is itching to tell us about this.
Who is this man on the front page --
back page of the Guardian?
King Harry. The Tottenham striker
scored a hat-trick today and he had
already come with his first goal in
that match, had beaten a 22-year-old
record for the most goals scored in
a premiership season within a
calendar year. What is fantastic if
he is modest about this astonishing
achievement which puts him up there
with international footballers. He
has promised to put -- take his
teammates to dinner.
What I like is
that he has not even reached its
peak. He has another five years.
Both of you, thank you very much. A
little early, but happy New Year to
you both. We look forward to seeing
you in 2018. You can always look
ahead to the papers. Coming up next,