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before falling for 176. dom sibley also completed a century, with england declaring on 469 for 9. the west indies finished the day on 32—1. leeds united are a premier league team once again. formerly one of england's biggest clubs, the yorkshire side has been out of the top flight for 16 years. but a 2—1 defeat for championship rivals west brom at huddersfield tonight secured leeds‘ promotion, as katie gornall reports. so close, they could almost touch it. last night, leeds put themselves on the brink of promotion. tonight, west brom's failure to beat huddersfield made it official. after 16 years, leeds united are back in the premier league. the history of leeds united is peppered with soaring highs and crushing lows. one of the biggest clubs in britain in the 1970s, in 1992 they became the last champions of the old first division and at the turn of the century
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were one of the most exciting teams in the top flight. full—back danny mills had a front row seat. nobody deserves to be there, you have to earn the right. that's what they've done. i think the energy that they play with, the style of football that they have, the passion that they bring, the history, i think the premier will be a richer place for it. in the late 1990s, leeds were a force both at home and abroad. in 2001, they reached the semifinals of the champions league, but under chairman peter ridsdale, they were spending well beyond their means. after they missed out on europe in 2002, they were forced to sell some of their best players. just two years later, they were relegated to the championship. financially, they were in freefall, entering administration in 2007, which resulted in relegation to league 1. leeds united's rise and then sudden almost fatal fall was so extreme that it became infamous and still today, the phrase "doing a leeds" is used to describe clubs
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that experience a similar fate. i stopped watching match of the day years ago. i couldn't bear it, it was like somebody else having a party to which you were no longer invited. and it's like properfootball. i've got a little boy who's eight who's grown up calling my team "rubbish leeds". to finally get promoted again, it's going to be astonishing for the whole city. the man who's masterminded the resurgence is marcelo bielsa, a maverick with an obsession for detail. rarely seen in anything other than his leeds tracksuit, the argentine has earned a cult following. he's certainly unique. he's got his own way of doing things. so he's true to himself. he's authentic, and he's brave enough to be different. it's frank sinatra, isn't it? "i did it my way". he's certainly done it his way. tonight, fittingly, marcelo bielsa was with the fans while fans ignored
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warnings to stay at home, instead marching to where they feel they belong.
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hello to viewers in the uk joining those around the world. it's now time for us to take a first look at the national and international front pages in the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the assistant editor of the daily mirror, jason beattie and the uk correspondent for france 2a, benedicte paviot. tomorrow's front pages starting with the telegraph leads on borisjohnson‘s road map for a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in england — as he sets out plans for a return
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to normality by christmas. the same story makes the front page of the i. but the newspaper warns that the government's top scientific advisers are striking a more cautious note. the guardian says the prime minister's plans are facing a backlash from business leaders, amid claims he's making policy "on a wing and prayer". princess beatrice has married property tycoon edoardo mapelli mozzi at a private ceremony in windsor. that's the splash in the daily mail. the new york times reports on iraq's burning of natural gas from oil wells, which, the newspaper says, wastes energy and causes sickness. according to the times, borisjohnson is planning to reward brexit loyalists such as the england cricketer, sir ian botham, with peerages. and, the straits times reports that singapore's health minister is urging the nation not to let its guard down, and to prepare for a second wave
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of coronavirus infections. well, of coronavirus infections. let's begin looking at the papers. well, let's begin looking at the papers. thank you so much for joining me, jason, benedicte. let's start with the daily telegraph. the pm sounding quiet —— quite optimistic you're saying we will be back to normal by christmas. jason, does the nation share this optimism? that's what he wants the nation to share, whether they do is the key question. now, a government has got a difficult challenge here. it needs to get the economy going again. there is a real danger that commuters are staying at home when they can stay at home, and the knock on effect for so many jobs, they can stay at home, and the knock on effect for so manyjobs, whether it's dry—cleaning, cafes, cleaning transports, is having a very worrying effect, and you can see where the government is getting anxious, but it's got to balance
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trying to encourage people going back to work with the health risk. what is interesting today is this is, the prime minister was quite careful with how he worried it's, we could be back to normal by christmas, could is the key word here. the scientists are a lot less positive and optimistic than the prime minister, so although at his press c0 nfe re nce prime minister, so although at his press conference this morning, he wasn't accompanied by the chief medical officer chris whitty and the chief scientific adviser, they were giving evidence to the house of lords a few hours later, and when they gave evidence, they were saying, well, look, we are not sure about relaxing social distancing any further than one metre, and they said they will avoid a second wave, and you can see why this is a big judgement call by the prime minister here, and if it goes wrong, it could be very difficult for him. certainly a big caulk, businesses have been responding to this, saying they want
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even clearer guidance. benedicte, we are looking at a situation where a lot of the responsibility has been put on employers to decide whether it's safer not for their workers to get back to work, haven't we? indeed. so, it is very much the prime minister and the uk government shifting the responsibility to employers and we should mention that, of course, he is the uk prime minister but the easing of lockdown and the nine plan and the new normal that the prime minister and the government hope for is in fact only dealing with england, so only one of the four nations that makes up the united kingdom. yes, already, we know that unions are very unhappy with this. the prime minister's sta nce with this. the prime minister's stance is that he's saying that's actually it's about a dialogue, a dialogue between employers and employees, and they've got a little
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bit of time, the ist of august, not very much time, and of course, there is that big question, what will people who have may found a new work balance enjoyed the lack of stress of having to try and catch a train that doesn't arrive or arrives late, or you can't get a seat on, that they would rather help their local economy do at least one or two days, for example, at home. so are we going towards a hybrid solution, and the biggest thing, is it safe to go back to work? that is the biggest?, and when we look at surveys, we know that although the country in the economy is hurting a great deal, what matters more, and how you find that balance, and that is very much a debatable subject. also, of course, schools have just broken up, how do you find childcare if you suddenly have to go back to work whether you are a mother or father. there are a lot of issues that are
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coming up, and i think it's not going to be a simple solution. certainly, interesting to see that it wasn't a 5pm presser, but it was this morning, because of course, hours later, we had patrick vallance and chris whitty answering the science and technology committee, some very probing questions at times, clearly, they do worry about a second wave that could be in the winter, so this side of christmas, and early january, february, winter, so this side of christmas, and earlyjanuary, february, and with a total if that would become an certainly social distancing, officially reduced to one metre plus in england really, the preference is two metres, but certainly that's going to be here for quite a long time chris whitty said. so certainly a long road ahead, and many decision still to be made, but a lot of those decisions are being devolved further, aren't they, ? decisions are being devolved further, aren't they,? because now it looks like we will be very unlikely to go back to a situation where there is a national lockdown
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since smaller cities, smaller towns may now be able to decide whether they need to impose something like a lockdown. yes and no. they are giving councils in england the right to close specific premises, for example, kind of limit transport. but also bringing in drafts, because westminster kind of unprecedented powers to intervene, which could go much, much further than the councils. so, yes, they are in a way given as benedict said earlier more responsibility you could certainly use the word blame, but at the same time, they are interfering in a way we haven't seen before. one of the interesting things about this is if you compare what's happened in germany, one of the reasons many people believe that germany has been much more successful at containing the virus and they have had many
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fewer infections, many fewer deaths because they have a much more localised system of government and that has been much more effective, perhaps this is a lesson we will learn from this whole experience. rates. more coronavirus news in those times from singapore. preparing to face a second scope 19 wave, 110w preparing to face a second scope 19 wave, now if we look at this report here, it saying the community cases are low, but singapore cannot let it's guard down as global infections are still rising. now, benedict, this is still quite a balancing act, isn't it? it is indeed, and it's notjust singapore that we will be fighting complacency, they have done remarkably welcome it has to be underlined, but that could in turn, the theory certain from the government there is there could be a
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real complacency. interestingly, they've been looking at countries like japan, for example, where there has been some resurgence locally, and that has very much had to do with nightlife, and not respecting social distancing, so clearly, singapore government worried here, they don't want to be complacent about the good almost exemplary control that they have, managed to have on the coronavirus, but certainly, they are talking about impossible, enforcing a quarantine to my 14 day stay home noticed that a dedicated facility instead of 1's owfi a dedicated facility instead of 1's own residence. that is something to think about. if you have travelled re ce ntly think about. if you have travelled recently to japan, hong kong, the australian state of victoria, so thatis australian state of victoria, so that is coming up soon, apparently. that's if this all goes through, and it looks like it would. so very different, for example, then people
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self isolating what we have been aware of. i haven't met anybody personally who has had to self isolates because of travelling back 0k, isolates because of travelling back ok, but clearly, the singapore government taking really strong measures and warning that strong measures and warning that strong measures in order to continue to contain the virus very aware that they could impart at any moment because of people travelling globally back into the country. jason, the uk as we heard earlier in singapore as we hearing now or not the only that are considering what to do in the case of a second wave, are they? well, i mean we have already seen in melbourne, and australia, they have had to re—impose restrictions, today, barcelona has had to put back, you know, most of the lockdown as well, almost 3 million people, this is probably what we are going to have to learn to live with, you know, the virus will come in waves. some of
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those waves will be more severe than others, but a bit of history here. i was reading about the black death in the 13 40s, was reading about the black death in the 13 405, it was reading about the black death in the 13 40s, it was the same sort of path, and we put it on to that one year, because that was the sort of worst wave of that death, but there we re worst wave of that death, but there were subsequent waves of that in the yea rs were subsequent waves of that in the years that followed, right up until about the next 20—30 years. so this is may be how these diseases work. it's something we have to kind of except and be varies troy about. very sobering thoughts, something to think about there. let's look at the front page of the ft weekends now, some eu news, talking about the dutch demanding for a veto and that's holding up the eu coronavirus recovery fund. now, there is quite a division here, isn't there, between the so—called frugal states who want certain conditions in place for this
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fund, and also some disagreement over


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