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RED TOP REVIEW
Train of thought
Once you've waded through the pages of perfectly justified Andy Murray coverage, the Daily Mail has arguably the most jaw-dropping story of the day: a train driver playing his PSP as he thunders through an Edinburgh station. A PSP (in case there are any judges reading this) is a handheld video gaming device which requires both hands and a fair degree of concentration to operate. So, one would have thought, does a train. But the driver in question is clearly concentrating hard on his PSP as he hurtles through Wester Hailes station with tonnes of concrete on board. Operators English, Welsh and Scottish Railways have concluded their investigation. The Office of Rail Regulation, says the story, has reminded both the driver and EWS of their obligations under health and safety rules.
Daniel Craig finds some solace
THE James Bond publicity machine is getting in to full swing ahead of Daniel Craig's second outing in the role. Most of the tabs have publicity stills from the set showing Craig in action of the amorous kind. The Daily Mirror blasts the story across its page three. "It's a red alert as buff James Bond indulges in his favourite kind of Field work," says the paper. "This sneak peak shows Daniel Craig, 40, bonding with stunning co-star Gemma Anderton." Quantum Of Solace doesn't even come out until October 31 in the UK. At this rate, there may be nothing left of the movie (or the actors) left to see.
Is love in the air?
Finally, a couple of papers have the peculiar story of TV star Adrian Chiles and his One Show co-host Christine Bleakley. Chiles yesterday revealed he had split from his wife, Jane Garvey, and a spokesman insists no one else is involved. Today, the Mirror and Mail quote Chiles speaking about his "on-screen chemistry" with Bleakley despite the fact they didn't like each other at the start. Chiles says: "At first, I thought she was a dippy, nice-looking bird from Northern Ireland, and she thought I was a miserable old fart. But we eventually just clicked." So much so, in fact, that the papers have pictures of the pair jogging. (Vertically, you filthy-minded lot.)
By Rosemary Gallagher
House prices fall
House prices in Scotland fell 1.8% in the three months to June, according to the latest property data from Nationwide.
Across the whole of the UK, house prices fell 0.9% in June and are now 6.3% lower than the same period last year. This is with the exception of Scotland, which has seen a marginal 0.6% increase since June 2007, the data shows.
Nationwide suggested that Scotland was able to buck the trend because it is less exposed to wild swings in the property market, and it has also benefited from strong demand from oil industry workers in areas such as Aberdeen.
Overall, the survey showed that the rate of decline is slowing. The 0.9% fall across the UK in June compared with a 2.5% drop in May.
By Chitra Ramaswamy
Meet the master
The last in this excellent series sees Alan Yentob travel to Los Angeles to meet the German filmmaker Werner Herzog. Up for discussion is Herzog's remearable archive, including films such as Rescue Dawn and Grizzly Man.
Imagine, BBC1, 10.35pm
The hard-nosed entrepreneur best known for Dragon's Den journeys to Africa to investigate the rise in underage smoking. In Mauritius, Nigeria and Malawi, Bannatyne explores the role of British American Tobacco's promotion of cigarettes, visiting a primary school where over half of 11-13 year olds smoke. A grim, eye-opening study.
Bannatyne Takes On Big Tobacco, BBC2, 9pm
Making a pig of himself
Gordon Ramsay gets help in the kitchen from Matt Dawson and his brood, while Edith Bowman takes on the Celebrity Recipe Challenge. Last, and possibly least, Tom Parker Bowles cooks a whole pig.
The F Word, Channel 4, 9pm
By Kayt Turner
They may have traipsed all over Europe 'premiering' Hancock, but this is the one that counts. The Real Premiere at home in the good old US of A. So let's get out the frocks and party.
It's true that black is meant to be slimming, but I don't think that even that will help disguise Minnie Driver's huge baby bump. And, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you meant to wear a bra when heavily pregnant?
And talking of pregnancy, has Charlize Theron borrowed one of Angelina's cast offs? Just like Brangelina, she's sparking 101 rumours by wearing voluminous floaty dresses and flats on the red carpet. You heard it hear first folks – or maybe not.
My eyes, my eyes! It hurts! Make him stop! I know he's one of the world's top-grossing movie stars, but is that really any reason to let Will Smith away with this checked, checked, checked three piece?
By Martin Allen
Rangers vs Romanov?
Plenty of excitement in both Glasgow and Edinburgh at the prospect of Rangers starting their Champions League campaign against Kaunas following this morning's Uefa draw.
Kaunas have strong links with Hearts, with both sides backed by Vladimir Romanov, and if the Lithuanian champions can overcome Andorran minnows Santa Coloma in the first qualifying round, which gets under way on July 15, they will go through to face Rangers, who are straight into the second qualifying round which starts on July 29.
Ladies clash in SW19
Today is ladies' quarter final day at Wimbledon, with the sisters Venus and Serena hoping to stay on course for an all-Williams final, but anticipation at SW19 is already starting to build ahead of Murray's appearance tomorrow.
At 10.30am this morning, Radio Five Live was reporting that there was no queue for today's play, but people had already started camping out to claim a place in the crowd for Big Wednesday when Murray takes on Nadal.
Murray was keen to show us after his victory against Gasquet that he's been pumping iron in the gym, so his showdown with the Spanish muscleman will be a real battle of the biceps.
By Marc Horne
Website of the day
Every day, you can get your <a href="http://myhaikutoday.blogspot.com/
">daily haiku, a three-line poem modelled on a Japanese writing style. The haikus range from the funny to those attempting to be profound. The funny ones work best.