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Before the papers, sport.
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here's JJ Chalmers.
Hello, good morning.
Kyle Edmund has powered into his
first Grand Slam quarter-final.
He's beaten Italy's Andreas Seppi
at the Australian Open.
The British number two recovered
from a slow start to win
in four sets in Melbourne.
Edmund trailed by a set and a break
at one stage, but cut down
the errors to secure his
place in the last eight.
He'll face Australian Nick Kyrgios
or Grigor Dimitrov of
Bulgaria on Tuesday.
England's cricketers have given
themselves a good chance
of clinching their one day
series against Australia.
England posted 302 from their 50
overs after being put into bat.
They made a slow start,
and when Moeen Ali was out
they were 189-6 in the 39th over.
Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes
repaired the damage.
Woakes made an unbeaten 50
and Buttler reached a century off
the last ball of the innings.
A few moments ago Australia
were 158-3 in the 30th over.
Alexis Sanchez is on the verge
of joining Manchester United
from Arsenal, after United
midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreed
to be part of a direct swap.
The players will both
have their medicals today.
Mkhitaryan's paperwork for his
transfer was completed yesterday.
The length of the Armenian's
contract at Arsenal,
and his salary, is undisclosed.
Sanchez missed Arsenal's 4-1
win over Crystal Palace
because he was travelling
The Premier League paid
tribute to Cyrille Regis,
with fans across the country taking
time to remember the former England
striker, who died last week.
On the field, there were few
surprises with those fighting
for a top four finish all winning,
as Drew Savage reports.
Before the action,
time for reflection.
Football took a minute to celebrate
the life of West Brom,
Coventry and and England striker
Cyrille Regis, who died this
week at the age of 59.
And then, business as usual.
Manchester City took another step
towards the Premier League title.
Record scorer Sergio
Aguero was at it again -
his 11th hat-trick for City.
Last week's defeat at
Liverpool, a distant memory.
Newcastle United on the
receiving end, beaten 3-1.
It is so important because we need
goals and we score in the past,
in the present and we will score
in the future.
It was an important finish.
So City are still 12 points ahead
of Manchester United,
who ground out a 1-0 win at Burnley.
They only had two shots
on target, Romelo Lukaku put
in the hard yards...
Anthony Martial put it away.
That keeps Jose Mourinho's
side in second place,
three points ahead of Chelsea.
They'd started 2018 with five draws
and struggled for goals.
At Brighton, that was
no longer a problem.
There's a lovely flow
about Chelsea here.
It's absolutely sensational,
what a wonderful goal!
A great afternoon for Eden Hazard,
as well as playing his part
in Willian's goal, he scored two
himself and made this
young man's day.
Arsenal reacted to last week's
defeat to Bournemouth
by destroying Crystal Palace 4-1.
All their goals came
in the first 22 minutes,
although they are still some way off
the Champions League places.
And Stoke City responded
to new manager Paul Lambert
with their first win
for nearly a month.
2-0 against Huddersfield,
which means they're out
of the relegation zone.
Elsewhere, Leicester are up
to seventh after beating Watford.
Everton versus West Brom
and West Ham versus Bournemouth
both finished 1-1.
Southampton host Spurs
at 4pm this afternoon.
Celtic cruised into the Scottish Cup
fifth round with a 5-0
thrashing of Brechin City.
The Scottish Premiership champions
have had a three-week winter break,
and looked refreshed at Celtic Park.
Brendan Rodgers fielded a strong
team, despite his opponents
currently sitting bottom of Scottish
football's second tier,
without a league win all season.
Saracens are still in with a chance
of retaining their Champions Cup
trophy, after beating
Northampton Saints 62-14.
The defending champions had to win
against Saint to have a chance
of making the quarter-finals.
But, they still need other results
to go their way today
if they are to make the last eight.
Scarlets have no such worries.
They beat Toulon to become the first
Welsh side to qualify
for the quarter finals since 2012.
Bath and Ospreys are out, though.
There will be a new name
on the Masters trophy this evening
with Mark Allen taking on Kyren
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this stage before.
Allen knocked out two-time winner
John Higgins in his semi-final,
having already beaten Ronnie
Wilson defeated world
number three Judd Trump
to make his first Masters final.
England won their opening match
of the Netball Quad Series
against New Zealand 64-57
at the Copper Box Arena
in London last night.
The match had to go to extra time
after the score was level at 49
points all at the end
of regulation time.
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of the round robin format
series between England,
South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia, with all the teams
preparing for April's Commonwealth
Games on the Gold Coast.
History was made at Ascot
yesterday as Un De So won
the Clarence House Chase
for a record third time.
In testing conditions,
jockey Paul Townend patiently
guided the favourite home.
It's the 8th grade one win
for Un De So who's trained
in Ireland by Wille Mullins.
How's this for impressive driving...
A mistake in heat one saw
British Bobsleigh duo Meesha McNeill
and Montell Douglas nearly come out
of their sled at the final World Cup
event, before the Winter Olympics,
but thanks to McNeill's quick
reactions the pair narrowly
That's all the sport for now.
Now on BBC News, The Papers.
Hello and welcome to our look
at today's Sunday morning papers.
As usual a mixed bag of stories
in today's editions -
Which I will be reviewing
Which I will be reviewing with our
guests in the studio.
Politics, celebrity engagements
and Donald Trump so let's take
a closer look with my guests.
With me are the journalist
and author Lainy Malkanithe,
and political commentator
Starting off this morning's
papers is The Times,
which says allies of the Labour
leader Jeremy Corbyn are planning
to deselect 50 moderate Labour MPs.
The Telegraph leads with comments
from the Foreign Secretary Boris
Johnson, arguing the UK should
welcome a visit from Donald Trump.
The Sunday Express says more
than a 100 Tory MPs will demand
the Prime Minister ends free
movement and leaves the single
market as soon as the UK exits
the EU in March next year.
The Observer says the Prime Minister
is to tackle pension abuse
from greedy bosses who attempt
to "line their own pockets"
while failing to look
after worker's pension schemes.
And the Mail on Sunday leads
with an investigation carried out
by Channel 4 into three former
Conservative cabinet ministers,
in what the paper calls a "cash
for Brexit" controversy.
That is the papers in brief but
let's talk about them in a lot more
detail. Lainy, let's start with the
Sunday Telegraph. They have Boris
Johnson saying, stop moaning about
Donald Trump coming to Britain on a
visit, let's get him over here, we
should welcome a visit from Donald
I'm under the impression,
unless I'm wrong, I thought there
was a planned visit happening and
then Donald Trump then said, I don't
want to come.
So it's not as the
Yes, I think that's the
case. The US embassy which has been
moved to South London, was pretty
dismissive about that move to South
London and said he won't come to cut
the ribbon. So I'm not sure. Boris
Johnson seems to want to continue
really remind us of the special
relationship, perhaps that is what
is behind this, a reminder there is
a so-called special relationship
between the US and UK wants to
remind us of that fact. But I wasn't
under any impression an invitation
I suppose he's having
a go at the people that are saying
they would protest against a Trump
visit, making him feel unwelcome. He
says Jeremy Corbyn for example is
guilty of anti-Americanism and
quotes and ignorant interest in the
economic of this country.
It is up
to people if they want to protest,
it's up to the individual. I do
think this is about cementing the
idea of the special relationship. He
says this is the single most
important economic relationship
there is. I wonder about those other
countries in the world, the nations
of the Commonwealth for example,
that Britain was supposed to be
making new trade relationships
within the light of Brexit. That
seems to have been put on the back
James, should we be more
positive in rolling out the red
carpet for Donald Trump and stop all
these ideas of the protest if he
comes customer I don't know about
stopping the idea of a protest but
there's a lot to say about a visit
from Donald Trump, it would unite
Not Boris Johnson. I
suspect is trying to remind people
about Boris Johnson... He came out
in the week with his bridge to
France idea, that presumably didn't
get him enough attention so he's
come out with, how can I get
attention? Everyone pays attention
when you talk about Donald Trump so
I will talk about Donald Trump.
it that simple? He's the Foreign
Secretary, surely he's allowed to
talk about relations with the United
He is allowed to but why
now? Perhaps there was a re-shuffle
in which it was trying to make sure
there was no obvious successor to
her and safer position and in the
last week Boris has come out with a
bridge Defrance, which is a bit
nuts, let's be honest, it's not
going to happen. And now being
controversial and saying we should
In the wake of
Brexit, surely we do need trade
deals with other countries, whatever
you think of Brexit, the reality is
we will need new trade relationships
and the United States is hugely
important, so therefore it's a
pretty good reason to roll out the
red carpet for Donald Trump.
is not banned from coming to the UK,
so he can come. If the suggestion
is, is to make all those that wanted
to protest about him and this
uniting force you spoke about,
protests on the streets, then that
is the democratic right of the
people of this country.
But it is
his right to say, make an welcome,
stop talking about protests.
course, exactly, but...
He can come.
No one is stopping him.
weird bit where it says the people
that voted for Trump are not bad
people, they are on the whole good
and kindly people. I get that, you
cannot demonise the millions that
voted for Trump but people are going
to protest, or who want to protest
are also good and kindly people with
Erin point of view.
Everyone is good
and kindly! Including new two, of
course. Let's stick with America for
a moment. The Observer on their
front pages, the latest on the
dysfunctionality, I suppose, of
Washington and the fact that
everything can just shut down
because there's this deadlock on
Capitol Hill and government services
just shut down because they can't
get a vote on the money, on
government spending money.
not sure it is dysfunction, at the
risk of being controversial. It's
the way the American system works,
everyone has to work together to get
through a deal.
But that is not
That's not happening,
that is the problem. The bizarre
thing is we have a Republican
president and Republicans
controlling Congress and the Senate
and still they can't agree to get a
deal through, in terms of funding
for various programmes that they
need to agree on. It's a very weird
We have had these shutdowns
before in the United States but I
don't think we have ever had it
where it is the same party in
control of the White House and
I was surprised to hear
the last time there was a shutdown
was 2013. It doesn't seem that long
ago. I was watching interviews on TV
yesterday, comments from people in
the US that are likely to suffer as
a result of this shutdown, in other
words they won't be being paid, they
don't know if they can go into their
jobs on Monday, what will they do
instead? It was almost a very
natural approach to this has
happened before. If it was me, I'd
be wondering how am I going to pay
my mortgage question how will I
afford to fill up the car with
petrol, do you know what I mean? It
seemed to be like a natural progress
on, that this has happened before,
only into thousands ten and will
happen again. Yet it's quite
shocking to read principal services
that many honest, law-abiding people
go and work in and will not be able
to go to their jobs or be paid.
Let's come back to domestic events.
The Observer from page has Theresa
May saying she will find greedy
bosses who betray their workers, in
terms of pension schemes especially,
in the wake of the Carillion
disaster and BHS. A lot of examples
where pensioners have suddenly seen
their pension schemes apparently in
It is interesting. This is
a new look Observer, tabloid
Observer and they have got the Prime
Minister to write something for them
which is topical and will concern a
lot of people. A lot of us don't
know if we will retire or what we
will get when we retire, very
different to the baby boomers who
had their guaranteed pension. It is
an issue that ticks a lot of boxes.
The only problem is Theresa May has
spoken about stuff like this before,
putting workers on boards, working
for the many and not the few, if you
like and all this stuff. She spoken
about it before and it hasn't
happened yet. I just wonder...
are holding your breath.
A lot of
talk about a white paper and points
being discovered for a White Paper.
You feel may be potential owners
feel betrayed by these big
It feels a bit like a
White Paper or a new policy after
the problem has happened. For a lot
of people who have pensions and are
coming up to receiving their
pensions, it's a bit late in the day
to say there are going to be tougher
laws or sanctions or whatever, or
that they will be keeping much more
than I on this. Why aren't...
is a pensions regulator at the
In which case, is what has
the pensions regulator been doing up
until this point question mark that
is a big question. We will have
another layer of legislation or
another layer of keeping an eye on
it but for many people that has come
too late. The idea that government
is getting involved in the private
aspects of the way in which we are
governed, perhaps we need to go and
look at that again and look at the
issue of private partnerships.
Sunday Times, a continuing story of
the Labour Party, really, and what
they see as the drift to the left.
Jeremy Corbyn allies looking to oust
50 Labour MPs. This is momentum
really, isn't it?
Funny old story
this one. First few paragraphs are
exactly that. About what is going on
it in Westminster 's, rumours and it
has been claimed that with momentum
winning seats in the NEC, they will
use that to put pressure on MPs they
think are not quite on board with
the left-wing agenda. Then there is
a sort of gear changing to the story
of Haringey, this north London
borough where it looks like the
candidate will probably win control
in May. It is a really interesting
story because it might turn out to
be like in the 80s, one of these
nutty councils that does all these
properly left-wing things. But it
might not, it might work out well.
It was keeping an eye on. For
example, worried about putting it as
a splash of labour because it looks
Do you think Labour
is lifting to the left, Lainy, or
momentum driving out moderates?
thought Labour was on the left
rather than drifting into the left.
Drifting to the hard left.
the way this is written is quite
sinister. There's this hit list that
exists. But calling Hilary Benn of
all people on a hit list... I don't
want to pigeonhole people into being
hard left but he doesn't strike me
as the troublemakers of the Labour
Party kind of things to buy a quick
look at another story on the front
page of the Sunday Times, a slightly
Michael Gove having a
go at clock watching civil servants,
doesn't think they are working hard
enough it seems.
Again, back to that
re-shuffle on people trying to get
some attention for the Michael Gove
has a story on the front page. He
reckons civil servants, not that
they don't work hard enough, well he
does think that, but they do their
hours that is it. That apparently is
wrong in Michael Gove's world. That
seems entirely sensible. There is a
brilliant exchange round the Cabinet
table apparently, when Michael Gove
went on a brand and complained about
it the PM Riley replied, it's called
flexible working, Michael, and we as
a government support it. I think for
a lot of people who do flexible
working more might want to use
flexible working in the future
pleased to see the PM is on board
Lainy, an interesting
story in the Sunday Telegraph about
lipstick knives which are being
advertised for sale on Instagram
among other places.
I found this...
Given the level of knife crime that
we are experiencing in particular, I
don't want to say throughout the
country but in London and in other
cities, that... The called lipstick
knives because they fit in your
handbag, in stereotypical pink
colours, there is a cat knife out
there that you can slip into your
handbag and it is very much geared
towards a female market. I find it
quite disturbing, this piece, that
these are being advertised on
Instagram and banned in the UK but
being advertised on Instagram.
the idea they are for self defence?
Is that why they are being
Not even the self
defence, they are not going to be
used at all. They are kind of like
mementos of things you might just
put on your windowsill. Somebody
actually bought one for his wife,
went to America and bought one for
his wife and just thought, she just
liked colourful things that
sparkled. But I find it, as I said
given the fact that there is knife
crime, this level of knife crime and
that these pocket knives are being
advertised, which are illegal in
this country, you can't buy it here,
you can buy it on the Internet and
that is a worrying thing.
Comey worried by that?
I think this
is because a bunch of the stories.
They have pictures of the knives and
they do look like lipsticks and you
wonder why anybody would or need to
have one, really. They are described
as the mermaid, the fans of all
rainbow, the rainbow blade and being
pictured on Instagram with hashtags
like girl power and like a girl.
There is no goal power of carrying a
knife. There is nothing nicer
glamorous about it. But one of my
concerns is the way it is covered.
Because it's the papers, they focus
on Instagram. I think the story
stands up on its own about the
knives but papers like to have a dig
at social media because they are
Let's end off with a nice
story about Ed Sheeran, who is going
to marry his schoolboy Crush
according to the Sunday Times. This
is a story in a lot of the papers
today. Ed Sheeran getting married to
a girl he knew at school.
Never dated her at school as I
understand. They got together later
on. He had an accident and she
looked after him for a whole year.
He talked about... What's the name,
Cherry Seaborn, having looked after
him every single day whilst he took
time to recuperate. Love has
blossomed. He is 26, she is 25, far
too young to be getting married in
my opinion but what do I know!
is the ideal age?
These are young
people. If they were my kids would I
be saying, yet, get married.
few years. James, are you happy?
is a divisive figure, Ed Sheeran. I
think he can write a decent song,
fair play to him. He's a modern pop
star, marrying an accountant. Pop
stars used to marry...
nothing wrong with that!
fuelled supermodel... He's marrying
an accountant, living up to his
Good luck to him. I
hope is not listening to those cruel
for Ed Sheeran.
And the cats are
happy for them as well!
That is it
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