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for some people, worried by this. for some people, elderly people don't always know how to do online banking and it is a day out for them, so if you have about ten miles away... post offices were supposed to be the centre of the community and they have been closing like mad. i think your newspaper mentions small businesses. people need to pay in money. a lot of people do things in cash. there were concerns that it would affect the high street, people do that so they can go to the bank, if there is no bank fewer people will go to local shops on the main shopping streets. i can't believe i'm taking the side of the banks, i'd probably go to the physical bank once or twice a year, someone physical bank once or twice a year, someone still insists on paying you with a paper check... i write checks, jim. jon daly i haven't had one in ten years. i tried to give
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one in ten years. i tried to give one to one of my sons the other day and he sneered. i go to banks quite frequently and i think it is a great shame. tale to be discussed. let's go to the times. back to the times, i should say. the headline is us demands afghan troop boost. i got the impression that we were either out of afghanistan or desperate to be out of afghanistan. a lot of people assume that but we have 500 troops still in kabul, afghanistan. donald trump tonight will do his hugely anticipated prime—time address about afghanistan and the new american plan to defeat the taliban and islamic state in the country. the times reports that he's going to provide another few thousand troops to boost the troops there, they also have an exclusive saying that america will put pressure on britain to send more
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troops. we've already said we will send an extra 100 in the next few months. forgive me, but sense neither here nor there. not like the 10,000 that the americans will have. it seems quite a small number. although we don't know how many the americans want us to sand. they could ask for many more. three years ago, we were told that the war in afghanistan was sort of, we were winning and the taliban were on the back foot, and fast forward to today, and you've got 80% of helmand province has now been taken back by the taliban and you also have islamic state fighters in the country that have been pushed out of iraq. is this a classic thing of america getting into a quagmire?l lesson from history, nobody has gone into afghanistan and come out of it well. the thing about trump is that he ran on a campaign policy of bringing the troops home and stripping overseas battles, and
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after saying again and again explicitly that he would take troops out of afghanistan, six months in, he's about to sign of all these extra and going over. as regards uk politics, can theresa may seem to be jumping to donald trump's whim on sending troops abroad. it would not bea sending troops abroad. it would not be a popular move to send more troops to afghanistan, as far as i can see, and it will be hard to say that if the trump presidency is what is demanding the back—up that makes it an even harder sell. talking about going back on things that he said before the election, you wonder where this is coming from. james mattis is the us defence secretary. a tough guy in a military sense... go on,. afew a tough guy in a military sense... go on,. a few months ago james mattis admitted that the war was failing and afghanistan, quite frank comments and i think people have
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realised that there must be any strategy, so this is trump taking advice from his generals. james mattis winning the battle, one might say. the next stories interesting, but in wondering if it could plug capability gaps, although we are understood to be reluctant to send more troops. sounds like we would the bare minimum, help with bases in the bare minimum, help with bases in the region, sent their cargo planes, with the unpopularity of trump in the uk i can't see anything involving britain pushing into an american led war to be a good look at the moment, even for a tory government. and there's talk of trump saying to afghanistan, stop harbouring jihadists. barack obama made those comments clear in 2009 when he did his last prime—time address in afghanistan so it is rehashing an old argument although quite an important one. indeed. now
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to the daily telegraph. larisa, would you get us off on this story. keep fit to get money off your weekly shopping! it's brilliant. this phenomenon at the moment of people wearing the fitbit and some supermarkets say they could get discounts on their weekly shopping if they meet the step targets. would you like me to explain a step target? could you explain fitbits? gadget on your wrist which documents how many steps you take each day. a lot of people wearing it because they go out and about and they tried to certain target. are thousands and thousands of steps. and young people like to compete with each other and say, i have done more steps than you today. if you had a certain limit of
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steps each day, you could be rewarded and this nhs scheme, free cinema tickets for example, if you get 12,500 steps three days a week. this is a new radical nhs policy designed to tackle obesity! seuk—hyun baek i am afraid i'm being cynical. we always come up with these ideas. —— cynical. we always come up with these ideas. -- and being cynical. we always come up with his ideas. sadly the extent to the nhs can influence human behaviour and convince people, rather than doing 12,000 steps to get a ticket, just spend money to go and watch a film and sit down rather than doing some exercise! i have my doubts as to whether the nhs can design towns where this can happen. as a developer is building a new development they will have things built in. this is a reference to the
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government ‘s idea of encouraging healthy living. it's tagging onto this idea of building new towns which will not be full of unhealthy slobs, miraculously, if you offer incentives, there might be a way to convince people to take part in healthy living programmes. who is paying for this. cinema are not charities. we'll nhs england have a huge budget to do this? i thought they were short of money. they are short of money. i imagine it's a tie—up witha short of money. i imagine it's a tie—up with a private company that wants publicity. the key thing is the extent to which the can influence people. i imagine a lot of people would like free cinema tickets and discounts from the supermarket. the other interesting thing is, if they could convince people to stay healthy and in later
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life, savings would be enormous. if you could get all those people... that i fear that the people already minded to exercise will take part in these programmes and the people you need to target would stay in, on the server. my dad has a fitbit, i bought one for christmas, normally he wouldn't go out walking and i think he will love this. he wears it every and tells us are many steps is done and i think this is the kind of thing which will get him out more. let's go to the financial times, jim. ithink let's go to the financial times, jim. i think you take an interest in a subject like this. north — south divide of rail and road spending must end, is a business chiefs. project after project of northern transportation sidelined, and invested in, not getting enough money, it still cost a bomb to get from york to manchester and it takes an hourand a from york to manchester and it takes an hour and a half and yet you can get across london from about £8
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relying on trains. disproportionate spending. having grown up in the north of england and now living in london the quality of transport here is so much better and more affordable and when you a small two carriage train rattling across between major cities in the north and there is one every hour whenever igoon and there is one every hour whenever i go on the reporting trip that there you realise how unfair it is. you are a north yorkshire lad. fitbit, you are from preston.|j disagree. we spoke about this earlier, smack larisa, you are from preston. you are always on time and you can get a seat, whereas commuting to work in london is terrible. is that not the point, there is a great publishing on the move, whether on the roads in the south, although roads seem crowded everywhere to me these days yet the trains are crowded and that is we've got to spend your money. i'm in
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favour of crossrail in london because you have to support growth in london. let's talk about it. the day after the transport secretary chris grayling accidentally let slip that leeds — manchester might not be electrified, the following day he announced he was backing crossrail which could cost tens of billions of pounds. when you are sitting there, i know some journeys in the north are i know some journeys in the north a re lovely i know some journeys in the north are lovely but if you are commuting to manchester so often it's disgusting and overcrowded. you'll be very annoyed that the money is again going to the capital. larisa, the bake—off again going to the capital. larisa, the ba ke—0ff is again going to the capital. larisa, the bake—off is back, although it's on channel 4 and here's a picture on the front of the guardian, prue leith, noel fielding, millie berry, although there is a bit of a problem, prue leith has spoken about the ad break stash mary berry. she says that if people don't want the ad breaks they can watch the show later and skip the adverts. which
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given that channel 4 has paid tens of millions of pounds to get the show from the bbc and ensure they are delighted with that! the chief executive, j hunt, says, are delighted with that! the chief executive,j hunt, says, we are a commercial broadcaster and we do need to pay the shows like bake—off. that sounds like a gritted teeth remark. all publicity is good publicity. indeed. that's it for the papers tonight. thank you larisa andjim. goodbye. good evening, a strange day, rather humid but with a lot of cloud which has brought rain. some of it heavy into northern ireland, light and patchy elsewhere, but with some brea ks patchy elsewhere, but with some breaks in the cloud, 2a degrees, 75
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fahrenheit, that was in somerset, lots of blue skies and sunshine generally in the south—west, it turned misty in the early half of the evening. that missed and merck will continue overnight, but across much of england and wales it must be said, the rain will push north and east, it's quite muggy overnight, perhaps lows down to 16 and 17 degrees in places, a mild start to tuesday, murky, the mist will lift into low cloud, eventually that cloud will break and sunshine. rain in scotland continues to shift north and east and at the same time we will see more persistent rain back in northern ireland for the isle of man. it will be a different story in the afternoon, early morning light rain moving away to a little bit of blood, not a bad day, highs of 22 degrees. sunny spells through england and wales and generally
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temperatures around 22—2lid. if the cloud continues to break and we get lengthy sunny spells anywhere across central and southern england and wales could see those temperatures really responding. we could see 27 degrees, that's 80 fahrenheit but it's degrees, that's 80 fahrenheit but its subject to cloud breaking up for a prolonged spell of time. the humid airwill for a prolonged spell of time. the humid air will gradually chased by this conference that drain into northern ireland will push east gradually introducing fresh air, low— pressure gradually introducing fresh air, low—pressure sitting in the northwest for the next couple of days. for wednesday's light patchy rain moving out of scotland through the peaks rain moving out of scotland through the pea ks and rain moving out of scotland through the peaks and the pennines, it will stay dry, sunny, and pleasantly warm in the south—east although a little fresher with a scattering of showers further west, 16—20d are high, we could still see 23 and 2a across south—east england. from wednesday to thursday there is that every of low—pressure, and bring itself to the north—west, it will stay breezy with showers here, the best of the
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dry weather, further south.
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