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start of next week. and into the start of next week. meanwhile, drifting northwards, an area of low pressure gradually clearing away from our shores. in its wake, good spells of sunshine, there have been plenty of that this morning across england and wales, a lovely start of the day, a few showers around in south wales, south—west england, probably most of them throughout the day will be across scotland, but largely fine and dryfor across scotland, but largely fine and dry for many to england and wales. the wind will remain a feature across southern the wind will remain a feature across southern areas as the wind will remain a feature across southern areas as this area of low pressure pulls away and the wind will continue to become lighter but quite fresh across scotland and the north east of england, most of the north east of england, most of the showers here, northern ireland and scotland with that wind around 18 celsius. on the flip side for england and wales the wind is much lighter than yesterday, more in the way of sunshine, warmer air as well, tempered is already around 23 degrees in the south—east, we could make degrees in the south—east, we could ma ke 2425 degrees in the south—east, we could make 2425 celsius. the showers continue for a while this evening and continued to fizzle out during the night away from scotland, a
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cluster of showers pushing in across ireland and a rising across wales by the end of the night. that takes us into saturday and for the start of the weekend, sunshine and showers feature, some of those showers across wales pushing into the midlands, eastern england, east anglia, could be happy through the david hale and thunder mixed in but will gradually clear away, we should see sunshine behind, elsewhere sunshine and showers. as we head towards saturday evening, those showers fizzling out so it looks like a showers fizzling out so it looks likeafine, showers fizzling out so it looks like a fine, dry end of the day for many. on into sunday, ridge of high pressure builds in, that will keep things fine and dry before this feature booths in late in the day but it will bring a wet, windy day towards northern ireland, western scotland, eventually reaching north—western parts of britain as well, but it looks like for the bulk of the country are flying day, dry,
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light wind with some sunshine. into next weekend, we start the regard shall we note, mid week on with the high pressure becomes established, turning drier with more in the way of sunshine. a bit of good news! a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... political pressure mounts on donald trump asa political pressure mounts on donald trump as a grand jury is called to look into claims that russia interfered in the election that brought him to power. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. have a good afternoon. this is the latest from the bbc sport centre. neymar says he wasn't motivated by money when signing a £200 million deal for paris st—germain. speaking at a press conference, the world's most expensive player also said he was looking for a bigger challenge with the club.
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the brazilian, who's 25, even went against the advice of his dad when signing a five—year deal, but says it all worked out in the end. translation: i'm very, very happy. thank you very much for your kind words, mr president. thanks for everything. and for this new challenge that is coming. i'm really happy to come here to paris, to paris st germain, which is a great club. the wonderful city. i really can't describe what i'm feeling right now in my heart. i'm really looking forward to starting practice with my new team—mates, two starting to play games with paris st—germain. and of course, try to achieve the objectives i want to achieve. liverpool have been drawn against hoffenheim, from germany, in the play—off round of the champions league. hoffenheim finished fourth in the budnesliga last season. celtic will face kazakhstan champions, astana. the winners of each tie will qualify for the group stage proper. usain bolt —
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one of the most famous sports stars on the planet and hugely popular all over the world. and tonight on day one of the world athletics championships in london, he'll be hoping for medal success. jess creighton is inside the london stadium for us. it's going to be an electric atmospherejess, but it's the beginning of the end for the fastest man in the world — the lightening bolt? it is, there is only a few more seconds to see him in action. the jamaican sprint legend will be going in the heats of the 100 metres. but as you say, he is retiring and hanging up his spikes at the end of the season. in this stadium will be his last major championship performance. this is a man that has lit up tracks around the world for over a decade. as an 11 time world champion and a times olympic champion, he's pretty much seen and done it all. he's been telling us about what he will miss most.
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just the fans, and the thrill of being on the track. just competing against the best. the energy then you get when you first walk on that track. and the people go crazy. that's what i'm going to miss the most. i think the london crowd really made me know what it means to be supported. do you know what i mean? they really supported notjust me, but the sport itself. they really came on everyday, the support everybody, and showed a lot of love. for me, that was big. usain bolt won't be the only highlight on the track today. british fans especially will be excited to see some —— to see sir mo farah going for gold in the 10,000 metres. the long jumper gets underway, greg rutherford is out injured. look out for holly bradford
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in the pole vault, and a future british star in laura muir going in the heats of the 1500 metres. lots for british fans to cheer about today on the opening day of the world athletics championships. coverage gets underway at six o'clock. thank you very much. england won the toss and decided to bat on the first morning of the fourth and final test at old trafford. keatonjennings is the only man out so far. at lunch, england were 67—1. georgia hall of england and american world number two lexi thompson share the lead midway through the second round of the women's british open at kingsbarns. hall shot a second round 67 to end the day on nine under par, and that was a score that was equalled by thompson who started the day a shot ahead of hall but ended her round also on nine under par. the pair are two shots clear of the field. hole in one! that's all for me, i will have more from you —— more for
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you in the next hour. a british it expert who was hailed as a hero when he stopped a global cyber attack which hit the nhs has appeared in court in the united states, accused of creating software to steal bank details. 23—year—old marcus hutchins, from devon, was arrested in las vegas, where he was attending a security conference. our north america correspondent, james cook, has more. marcus hutchins was hailed as a hero for stopping an attack which crippled the nhs and spread to tens of thousands of computers in 150 countries. his arrest is not related to this role in neutralising the so—called wannacry ransomware, which we discussed in this interview. i checked the message board and there were maybe 16 or 17 reports of different nhs organisations being hit. that was the point where i decided my holiday was over and i had to look into this. in the past week, mr hutchins had been in las vegas for the def con cyber security conference. he was apparently arrested at the airport minutes before he was due to fly home.
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we've now obtained a copy of the indictment against marcus hutchins, and another unnamed defendant. it reveals they're facing charges in the us state of wisconsin. they're accused of creating and selling a programme to harvest online banking data and credit card details. prosecutors say the arrest here in las vegas came at the end of a two year long investigation. cyber security remains a top priority for the fbi, says the special agent in charge. marcus hutchins may now face his biggest challenge yet in an american court room. oxford university has urged one of its employees who's suspected of murdering a man in chicago to hand himself into the us authorities. andrew warren, who's 56, is wanted alongside an american professor in connection with the death of a man found with multiple stab wounds. scotland's youngest violent inmates and criminal gang members are working with police embedded injail to help them
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realise the consequences of their past crimes. it's the first time in scotland that police have been used in prison in such a way to break down barriers and build trust. more than 200 young men at polmont young offenders institution have taken part in the pilot, which the bbc understands will now be rolled out. our correspondent, lucy adams, had exclusive access to the project. i was just always mad with my pals,, drinking, gang fighting. knives, bottles. ended up stabbing a guy. i got given six and a half years for it. all right, boys. do you want to take a seat? how do you turn your life around the prisoner like hugh? police have been
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used from time to time in jail before, but not this. what we're doing here is trying to your awareness of stuff that will affect you when you get back into the cumulative. he's not here to fight crime, but to win the inmates' trust. the aim — prisoners should stay out of trouble on release, making it easierfor cops on the outside. a lot of young people will see the products of serious organised crime, if you like. people running about in a flash car. having all the nice things that go with that. what that don't necessarily see is the enforcement work that is happening from the police. they almost never see the effect that it has opportunities. ian is serving almost four years for assault. it started with a disagreement i had with somebody. then it escalated. it happened when i was about 17, 18. is training here is a barber. you wouldn't normally speak to police,
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let alone trust. when i was a bit sceptical at first. but i thought, he's ok! traditionally, police work outside the prison gate. so prison staff we re the prison gate. so prison staff were sceptical, to. like most of the officers, they fought, that is maybe not the best idea working with young people. but it went forward and hamish was given the job. when he came, he still had views on it. but quite quickly, it worked quite in many cases, prison provides only a temporary reprieve from individuals into amenities blighted by violence and organised crime. those people will ultimately come back out into the community. the aim of the programme is to change their behaviour before they are released. ididn't behaviour before they are released. i didn't think about how the victims feel, or anything like that. you think about that when you're stuck in here. babyis in here. baby is time you reflect. it not a stupid wee boy. —— maybe it is time
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you reflect. if i lose my time better, i maybe better myself. no child deserves to be bullied — it's unacceptable behaviour and can have a devastating effect on the victim — but many children are. the children interviewed in this next video were all victims of bullying — and they give other kids advice on how to tackle it. when i was on the bus, they would take my school shoes and put them in the bin, and slap me across the face and things. i would come home with scratch marks across my eye, and bruises across my cheeks. at the time it was, like, really lonely and scary, and ijust didn't know what to do, or who to turn to. your life becomes surrounded and completely engulfed by the bullying. you don't really know anything but that bullying and that torment, and the feelings that it brings about. you wake up in the morning and you think there is no point. i don't have the energy to go in and face that. i walk with a bit of a limp.
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it was the perfect opportunity for people to mock me and bully me. one particular name just kept going round and round, and it kind of stuck, for like, three years. when you are a victim of bullying, you lose control a little bit. and the important thing, i think, is to give young people that control back. speak out. there's social network platforms that you can speak to. on facebook, there are bots that you can message. there's childline. i started drawing and writing how i felt, so often i would just draw snails on a whole page, so that each one kind of, for me, represented something. whether it was a small one, something small, but if it was a big one, it was something big that had happened. in 2011 i had the opportunity to go and see wicked in london, and anybody that seen the show will immediately recognise it's such a poignant, hard—hitting musical — somebody who is being tormented because of the way she looks. and that inspired me almost, when i left to go and say something to a teacher and speak to my parents about it and say, look, this is happening. i'm not comfortable with what is happening at the moment. can you please help me? express how you feel, because i found actually it really
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helped showing some of my drawings to the teachers who were then trying to help me, because actually then they could see how much it was, like, upsetting me. when you start off—loading what happened, it's unbelievable how relaxing it can be, knowing somebody else knows about what's happened. every single day, i would try and write a positive message. it really helped me focus on the positives in each day. don't change because someone wants you to. you should be you. you should shine because of what you are. you shouldn't let anyone bring you down. teenagers speaking there are about the effects of bullying, and perhaps how to tackle it. there are three—hour delays on the m5 near bristol this lunchtime following an earlier accident involving two lorries. a large spillage of diesel meant that two northbound lanes and the hard shoulder needed to be closed for resurfacing nearjunction 21. traffic is tailing back for more than 15 miles. let's speak to our reporter,
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dickon hooper, who's at clevedon on the m5. the traffic is pretty free—flowing, i'm guessing the traffic is pretty free—flowing, i'm guessing you're not where the incident is. no, we can't get anywhere near junction 20. incident is. no, we can't get anywhere nearjunction 20. the m5 southbound is clogged up and the small roads around here are terrible as well. what you can see behind me on my right, you're left, that is the m5 northbound. it is just a trickle. there is one lane open. but a couple of miles south, there is a big crash between the two lorries. they've got to resurface the carriageway and that will take a lot of time. try to stay away from the m5 if you can today. there is a big cricket match in bristol and various concerns about fans making that. bristol airport is telling people to plan extra time if you need to get here and get through security. the problem is, nobody really knows how long these things take. the advice is to keep checking on bbc local
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radio, twitter, and so on. things can change quickly. if i show you the m5 south, you can see that is pretty heavy going, probably as a result of the accident a few miles south of here, but also just general holiday traffic getting into somerset, devon and cornwall. it was raining here about an hour ago. that is not going to help, either. really, the advice is to avoid the m5 if you can today around bristol. thank you very much. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first , the headlines on bbc news: donald trump is coming under increased pressure as a grand jury gathers in washington to look into claims that russia interfered in the presidential election. police in australia said two men charged with terrorism offences have obtained military gains explosives and were being directed by so—called islamic state. the irish prime minister warns that time is running out to achieve the best outcome for the island of ireland after brexit. in the business use this
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afternoon... for the fourth month running this year, new car sales have fallen — a drop of 9% betweenjune and july. and for the first time the society of motor manufacturers and traders, which collects the figures, has blamed the fall on a drop in business and consumer confidence. royal bank of scotland, rbs, made over £900 million in profit in the last six months. and it said its moving about 150 staff to amsterdam after brexit. but the bank, still 73% owned by the tax—payer, may not make a full year profit. it all depends on how much it has to pay out in legal costs in court cases in the us that relate to the 2008 financial crisis. one of the uk's biggest business lobby groups has urged the cabinet to stop "dancing around the edges" of brexit. the institute of directors, it has about 30,000 members, has criticised the cabinet for engaging in what it called "a range of speculative arguments over transition". it warned that without agreement, business faces "short—term chaotic cliff edges". good afternoon to you.
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we've been talking about the gender pay gap quite a bit over the last few weeks. the average female worker in the uk earns 13.9% less than her male counterpart — based on the mean average for full—time employees. that translates to just over 86p for every pound a man earns. joining us now is tv host and author, june sarpong. thank you forjoining us. you spoke a lot about the gender pay gap. why is it such an issue? has it got better over the last decade? it's got a bit better over the last decade. but it's definitely not good enough. if you look at a lot of the recent statistics, it's even worse when you then factor in women of colour. so in terms of the gender pay gap, we have a long way to go.
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what i am hopeful about is at least we are now having the conversations. before, we pretended nothing was happening. now, we're actually discussing it and that means we're getting a step closer to tackling it properly. in terms of the wage differential, do you think transparency is a step in the right direction? transparency is the only way things will change. because otherwise you don't know. even though you may assume you may be suspicious that other women you are earning less than your male colleagues, you don't know for sure. transparency means we all know, as we've seen recently. that means a lot of people are actually sometimes shamed into doing the right. whatever it takes quite with the ons, the office for national statistics, they said some of the reasons that women earn less is because of part—time work, because of childcare. do you think those are substantial problems? i think that isa substantial problems? i think that is a copout. what we need to do is
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look at the workplace in general. and make it much more female friendly. the ability is the same. the ability is there. all the data shows that when you have diversity in the workplace, it's better for business, it's betterfor in the workplace, it's better for business, it's better for the in the workplace, it's better for business, it's betterfor the bottom line. i don't buy that. transparency is the first step. what is the second? one of the issues where transparency is concerned is a lot ofjobs and transparency is concerned is a lot of jobs and predominantly transparency is concerned is a lot ofjobs and predominantly by women and ten tls anyway. so we need to both value men and women in the same way. the other thing that needs to happen is conversation. we need to be speaking to senior managers say they understand this. we also need to be talking to women in general so that confident enough to raise these issues. and then we need to talk about the difficult stuff, which we need to factor in race, religion. muslim women are the least in this country. —— muslim women earn the
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least. black women are not much above that. who is accountable for this? chief executive some people on board, it is all very well then saying they want to increase the count of women of ethnic minorities. what about other middle management online management accountable to their teams? precisely. ithink online management accountable to their teams? precisely. i think we need to look at an conscious buyers of every level. there needs to be training in organisations, particularly big organisations. if they have a company that has over 100 employees, then this needs to be sure that they have something that is commonplace. in they need to put pressure on government. notjust this government, but government in general has gone a long time without really legalising this and making it something that companies cannot get away with. so policy has to come into play as well. is there a danger where there is a focus on the gender pay gap that we forget men that are discriminated against as well. he
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felt they are discriminated against. i think one of the issues in this country is class. working—class men, white working class men fare pretty badly in our society. if we look at what is going on in our schools, they are performing the worst. they are the least likely group to go to university. for me, diversity is across the board. how do we create an inclusive society that allows everybody to perform to the best of their ability and contribute? thank you for your contribution. shares in housebuilders have fallen after a report raised the prospect of the government's help to buy scheme being wound down ahead of schedule. the scheme, which aims to help first—time buyers, is to be reviewed, according to a report in property week. it said the review could look at tapering the system ahead of its scheduled closure in april 2021. among the housebuilders on the ftse 100, persimmon and barratt fell, while taylor wimpey dropped. that's all for me. i was back in
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our‘s time. the 70th edinburgh international festival gets under way later. created in the aftermath of the second world war to give a "platform for the flowering of the human spirit", the arts and culture extravaganza is now the largest in the world. as thousands of performers prepare to fill hundreds of venues once again, we meet the couple who've been there since the beginning. this is ingrid and henry wuga's story. may, 1939, i came by kinder transport, a traumaticjourney by train from germany through holland, and eventually we landed in great britain. the child refugees from germany... i'm 90...i think i'm 92. 93. lam not 93, am i? you are, dear. we were all interested in music. when music was going on, we said, can we possibly go? can we afford to go? to the first music and drama festival in scotland's capital come 120,000 visitors.
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we were young, we had very little money. it was pretty well sold out. but we didn't mind standing up the back. orchestras from many countries, from europe, even america within the first couple of years. all of a sudden there was life, there was a rekindling of life, art and music. but people were determined. people determined to lead a better life, and it did work, it did. because it had been war. i think they were determined that it should change, and should be better. this iconic singer, kathleen ferrier, who became a star in a very short time. it was fantastic. and once, having tasted that, of course, there was no stopping us. we were hooked from that moment on. i saw dudley moore, jonathan miller and michael palin. i mean, it was absolutely outstanding. we only knew these people vaguely
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now and again on television. here they were there. no, they were there. they were there in life! it really made it. and they are also bringing back this year, they are bringing back la boheme, because they played it in 1947, so they are bringing things back that for 70 years ago. the festival is changing. it has to change, and it has to grow. henry and ingrid wuga speaking about the edinburgh international festival, which gets under way later. for much of the uk, things are looking drier than yesterday. far fewer showers and more are looking drier than yesterday. farfewer showers and more in are looking drier than yesterday. far fewer showers and more in the wa ke far fewer showers and more in the wake of sunshine. that's because our area of low pressure which brought the windy weather is gradually moving away. blustery across
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northern areas, but a good deal of sunshine further south. glorious pictures coming through from the weather watchers. this one in cambridgeshire. more showers across parts of scotland, the odd heavier one in there. and a few heavier ones across parts of south wales into south—west england. it looks like showers will remain largely confined to northern part of the uk, scotland and northern ireland. still blustery across this north—east corner, even into woods north—east england as well. further south, showers of few and far between. more in the ray of sunshine and feeling warmer here as well. we could be looking at 23 or 24 celsius across the south—east. the showers rattle on for a while across the northern half of the country. then things turn drier for the first part of night. by the second part, it looks like we will
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see a cluster of showers pushing into parts of wales in south—west england and the midlands. for saturday, a nice start across central and eastern areas. a cluster of showers across wales and the midlands will continue to move eastwards. some could be heavy with hailand eastwards. some could be heavy with hail and thunder across the east midlands, into east anglia. and improving picture later in the day with sunshine making return. temperature wise, much where it has been for the last few days. on into saturday evening, showers and civil right and it define and to the day for many with a glorious sunset for most. towards sunday, we start off fine with a ridge of high pressure. this area of pressure will mean conditions will go downhill across western areas. a glorious morning for the bulk of the country. then we will start to see wind and rain pushed into northern ireland and western scotland, gradually pushing its way further eastwards. into next week, a shower restart. coming drier from midweek onwards will stop more
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in the way of sunshine. in this is bbc news. the headlines at 2pm. the investigation intensifies in washington. a grand jury is called to look into claims that russia interfered in the election of president trump. the russia story is a totalfabrication. it's just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of american politics. ireland's prime minister says the clock is ticking on brexit and challenges britain to find a solution for the key issue of the irish border i do not underestimate for a second the enormity of the challenges we face. the world's most expensive footballer, neymar, is finally unveiled at paris st—germain. he says it's about more than money. translation: i was never motivated by money. it was never my first motivation. what i think about is my happiness. i want to be happy.
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