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britain's coast has an incredible story. often a white knuckle ride for the communities that live there, but proof here success follows investment. no proof yet there is enough investment to go around. let's catch up with the weather with chris fawlkes. is it officially autumn? it is meet logical autumn. maybe the weather's turned. it is going to be an unsettled picture this week. cloudy with rain. it will turn cooler and fresher with a mixture of sunshine and showers working in later on in the week. the satellite shows the extent of today's cloud. in between those two weather fronts we have a warm sector and that cloud will break up in wales and the west of england and the midlands and if the sunshine
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comes out it could be warm with temperatures up to 2a degrees and even where we don't see sunshine it will feel warm under the cloudy skies. some drizzle in east anglia and south—east england. we will see brighter skies edging into the north—west of scotland later on. but on the satellite, you can see a bump here on the weather front. this is called a wave and it is going to enhance the rain tonight. first, we will see the rain turning heavy in northern ireland before that pulse of heavy rain works across scotland, into northern england and wales. the south—east stays humid and warm with temperatures 16 or 17 degrees. and we have the fresher air in scotland and northern ireland. here is a picture of tuesday. a soggy start. that rain will be heavy and last all day in the north of england. not
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much rain in south—east of england and temperatures into the 20s. through scotland and northern ireland we should see sunshine in the afternoon, but as the sunshine works, the temperatures will go down. on wednesday sunshine for most of us. through thursday and friday, showers will become widespread and feeling cool in the north—west. then heading into the atlantic. it is the peak of hurricane season and this is a beast. hurricane irma. winds gusting up to 160mph and it will make land fall across the leeward islands. it will go the virging islands. it will go the virging islands. there is uncertainty about where it will go, but it could go into florida for the weekend. if you know anyone heading there, make sure
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they stay in touch with the weather. our main story: with tensions rising, south korea said it has seen signs the north is preparing more missile launches after it tested a nuclear bomb at the weekend. 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. the duchess of cambridge last week with her husband and prince harry. no hint then of the announcement of a third baby for william and catherine. kensington palace was forced to disclose the pregnancy this morning because the duchess had to pull out of a public engagement because of acute morning sickness. the conditions she experienced for both their previous pregnancies. she is now resting we'll start with football because three of the home nations return to world cup qualifying action this evening, following victories on friday night. scotland host malta, northern ireland take on the czech republic, and england play slovakia at wembley. a win will leave gareth southgate‘s side on the brink of qualification for russia next summer. a big night ahead for england. in
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turn, a significant night for scotland. england no victory against slovakia at wembley will take them on the brink of qualifying for the finals in russia but also a huge boost for scotland in their pursuit of the play—off place. england are still a team in transition. nothing can be taken for granted against a talented slovakian side. gareth southgate describes england as a work in progress. he refutes any notion that the players do not care after friday's display against malta attracted criticism on friday. it is all about getting the job done. victory for england and the route to russia will be all but complete. scotland are also in group f and will be hoping for an england win in that match — scotland start their match at home to malta four points behind second placed slovakia in the play—off spot.
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gordon strachan‘s men realistically need three wins from their last three games to finish runners up. you look at malta's performances over the last year, even england other they scored four goals, three in the last couple of minutes. most of the press would understand how important this game would be, and understand patience. and playing at a high tempo. northern ireland need just one point to guarantee second place in group c, and secure a play—off spot for russia next year. michael o'neill‘s men beat san marino 3—0 on friday...and their manager wants them to keep the momentum going. we will try and win. we will not be gung ho. we will
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attack, pick an attacking team. the czech republic are a counter attacking threat and have quality. petra kvitova has reached the quarter finals of the us open after an impressive straight sets win over wimbledon champion garbine muguruza overnight. kvitova — who only returned to action in may following a knife attack at her home last december — played aggressive attacking tennis to come back from 1—4 down in the first set to win 7—6 6—3. it's the first time the former world number two has reached the last eight of a grand slam for two yea rs. i feel great. i am ifeel great. iam happy i feel great. i am happy that i managed to win the match. in the last couple of points i got tight. you can do about it but when you are that it you can do about it but when you are thatitis you can do about it but when you are that it is just different. if you've ever been frustrated on a golf course you'll know how sergio garcia feels here.
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after slamming his putter into a sprinkler head and damaging it he then had to continue his round without that club. he ends up putitng with his driver — little too much on that one... all because he lost his temper — he ended up with a round of 75.... the us open championjustin thomas is top of the leaderboard after the third round. that's all sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. you are watching bbc news. south korea says it has seen signs the north is preparing new missile launches. defence officials have been briefing seoul's parliament, after pyongyang's most powerful nuclear test to date. the us says any threat to its territory or allies will be met with "a massive and overwhelming military response". earlier our correspondent stephen mcdonell gave us more
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background about the chinese reaction to the escalating tensions. china says it has made stern representations towards the chief of the north korean mission here in the chinese capital. that is because they are complaining because another underground nuclear test, the sixth and most powerful, has been carried out by the north koreans. we asked the foreign ministry spokesperson what you made of these threats from the us president, donald trump, to impose sanctions on any country which trades with north korea. around 80% of north korea's trade is coming through china so that would mean obviously sanctions imposed on china are cutting of trade links from china. there was a bitter frustration there from the spokesperson who was saying, look, you are trying to do our best with north korea and instead we are getting these threats against our
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interests. it should not be that way. crucially, he was also asked twice, very clever, whether or not china received prior warning from north korea whether it was going to conduct the latest test. the question was dodged twice. fake a nswe i’s question was dodged twice. fake answers about the korean peninsular situation. he did not answer one way 01’ situation. he did not answer one way or the other. —— vague answers about the situation. at 2:30, we'll be answering some of your questions about the situation in north korea. paul adams will be answering your questions. if you have any questions, send them 61124 on text, or use the hashtag bbc ask this. a state of emergency has been declared in los angeles as the city battles the worst wildfires in its history. hundreds of homes have been evacuated. the fires, covering about 5,000 acres, started on friday, and have sent plumes of smoke over the city.
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our correspondent sarah corker has more. driving into an inferno. the hills surrounding los angeles have been burning for three days. the wildfire started in la tuna canyon on friday. and is slowly creeping down the hillside towards people's homes. look closely, you see a man using a towel to beat back the flames. he only escapes at the last minute. california has been in the grip of a heatwave with temperatures hitting 38 celsius. the fires covering an area of 6000 acres being fanned by shifting winds. and at night, the sky turns a menacing red. more than 1000 firefighters have been deployed on the ground and in the air. hundreds of people and their pets have already left their homes. some roads to the yosemite national park have been closed, as have hiking trails.
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major fires are also affecting other areas of the western united states. states of emergency have been declared not just in la but in montana and washington state, too. 122,000 elderly people are financially abused in the uk each year, according to the charity action on elder abuse, with over £112 million was stolen from the elderly in the year 2014/2015. it's leading to calls for a separate law to protect older people from this crime. david whiteley has been meeting families whose loved ones have been victims: joanne lives in west norfolk. her home is home to some of her late
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father's most precious possessions. he used to install televisions for the queen. he was diagnosed with parkinson's disease, needed help around the house and employed a camera. she also installed a camera to keep an eye on him. she saw a carer helping herself to her father's money. right into the bag and into her bra. the theft was reported to the police. financial abuses the third most common type of abuses the third most common type of abuse and according to the police is on the increase. it is not the usual suspects by conmen and scammers but people closest to the victims. there are protections for elderly people, who can appoint someone to be in charge of the money, but that is not a lwa ys charge of the money, but that is not always the theft proof. the other
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people reported with wrongdoing has been doubled since 2013. more than 1000 last year. it is argued that the law is not strong enough. 1000 last year. it is argued that the law is not strong enoughlj believe there should be a separate crime for abuse of elderly people because they do not think there is enough support in the legislation as it stands to bring more people to justice. joanne did getjustice for her dad. but the experience still affects her. i do not know when i will be over it. i have no end to my sentence of what she has done. a shotgun, a monkey and a pregnant spaniel — all among the prizes offered in illegal raffles held on facebook last year. the gambling commission has exclusively told the victoria derbyshire programme that the number of complaints about draws and tombolas taking place on social media have more
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than tripled since 2013 — with potentially hundreds of illegal raffles held on facebook every day. and those who use them say they're dangerous and addictive. here's our reporter andy smythe. it's all very british. buy a ticket, win a prize. but we've heard raffles held on facebook are murky. possibly hundreds of illegal draws are being held daily and scams are rife. it makes me so angry. maggie hughes says she was caught out by a woman running facebook raffles. i played her raffle games, i played the tombola but i have not received any prizes from her, so i am out of pocket £40—50. it is not your life savings, but tell me about the impact. it is a lot of money to us.
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me and my husband are disabled. i am physically disabled. my husband has dementia — early signs of dementia. it is not very good. how does it work? people set up a facebook group, invite contacts tojoin, pick a prizr, and people buy raffle tickets using paypal pick a prize, and people buy raffle tickets using paypal or a bank transfer. there is a facebook group raising awareness of online scams. it is so huge at the moment. everyone is creating their own groups. there are daily posts. tens of people having issues and having problems with admins on the raffle groups. they are running them but not drawing them correctly, not receiving their prices. —— prizes.
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i have been scammed by two different people. some woman on the page yesterday walked away with £400 of people's money. she did a runner? she said she was taking her kids on holiday, she was boasting. raffles and tombolas are above board like this. on facebook, most are illegal, operating without a gambling license. complaints have been massively on the rise in recent years, 165 last year, say the gambling comission. facebook says it shuts down illegal raffle pages as soon as they are reported. of course, there is another reason why someone might want to hold a raffle on facebook. just like many of the stalls here, to raise money for charity. maggie hughes said the person she dealt with on facebook claims to be raising money for the sick children's trust. she has made £1600 i understand for the charity. it is absolutely disgusting that this charity has not received a penny.
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the trust confirmed the woman has not paid them anything. with so many raffle groups popping up daily and many illegal, how on earth can they be stopped? there are just three weeks to go until the general election in germany. chancellor angela merkel is seeking a fourth term — and has been facing her main rival martin schulz in a live tv debate. a lot of the sparring focussed on immigration — but another topic raised was the talks on turkey's future as part of the european union. our correspondent, jenny hill reports from berlin. it was supposed to be the highlight of an otherwise lacklustre campaign. but those hoping for a rich oratory bloody nose were disappointed, as were viewers hoping that martin schulz could at least taste
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victory on national television, although unlikely to win. he bullishly approached relations on turkey, pledging to cease talks with turkey and the eu. translation: if i become chancellor i will call off turkey's succession talks with the eu. we have come to a point where we must end the financial and economic ties. we can't do that alone. we must talk to our european partners about it. i think the next chancellor has a duty to protect germany. he attacked mrs merkel‘s refugee policy. she insisted she was right to open germany's doors to hundreds of thousands of migrants. translation: what could i have done? i am familiar with these scenarios that were being discussed at the end of 2015. honestly, using water cannons against thousands of people, you think things can be solved that way? i don't. we have a 3000 kilometre border and so we had to address the causes of migration. polls suggest viewers found her more
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convincing and credible. tonight, perhaps, a foretaste of victory to come. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first, the headlines on bbc news: south korea says the north appears to be preparing for another long range missile test. the regime in pyongyang claimed yesterday it had tested an advanced nuclear bomb that could be fitted to a missile. kensington palace has announced that the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting their third child. workers at two mcdonald's restaurants walk out over pay and job security, in the first strike at the company in britain in the business news... many economists do not expect uk interest rates to rise until 2019 despite inflation remaining above target, according
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to a snapshot conducted by the bbc. they believe that the bank of england's monetary policy committee will be reluctant to raise rates during brexit negotiations. activity in britain's construction industry slowed unexpectedly to a one—year low last month as new orders fell for the second consecutive month. the study blames a lack of new orders for the slowdown, with house—building doing well, but being offset by the sharpest fall in commercial development since july last year. more in a moment. the uk's coastal communities are among the country's worst off for earnings, employment, health and education, according to a report for the bbc. it shows the economic gap between coastal and non—coastal places has grown with average around £3,500 a year lower in these "pockets of deprivation". growth in britain's construction
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firms fell unexpectedly to a one—year low in august, hit by an investment slump in the commercial sector — and brexit uncertainty weighing on the economy. those are the conclusions of the closely—watched markit construction purchasing managers index — or pmi. it fell to 51.1 from 51.9 injuly, closer to the 50 mark that indicates stagnation. as a sector — construction makes up around 6% of british economic output. richard threlfall is head of construction at accountancy firm kpmg. many economists have been expecting a figure of around 52. this decline came in even below what many had been expecting. yes, it has come as a shock. more evidence of the
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economic storm clouds gathering over the uk largely due to brexit uncertainty. the figures we have seen this morning show a slowdown in newjobs, seen this morning show a slowdown in new jobs, growth seen this morning show a slowdown in newjobs, growth creation in the construction industry and a significant slowdown in new building offices and other commercial construction. construction makes up a significant proportion of the uk economy. if construction in this country is in trouble, we all are. you talk about economic storm clouds, but this does out as —— cou nters clouds, but this does out as —— counters factory output, more upbeat news. the construction industry has been consistent since the brexit vote because it is a sentiment driven activity, particularly commercial, investing in new offices and plants when they are optimistic. when uncertain about the future, which remains the case due to
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brexit, they hold off investment. that shows in the numbers. albeit with its being offset. he talks about brexit uncertainty being the biggest. but there has been a slowdown in new orders particularly in the commercial sector? correct. it is because the construction industry, particularly for commercial, tracks economic sentiments are more generally. when businesses are optimistic about the future, they invest, largely in new buildings and things. when uncertain, it is the easiest thing to stop spending money on and that is what we are seeing in terms of the dramatic drop we are seeing with the dramatic drop we are seeing with the lowest rate of growth in that particular part of construction in over a year now. other crucial numbers coming out later in the week. the services sector tomorrow. a much bigger part of the economic pie in the uk. britain's economy has
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had its slowest first—half of the year, we do know, since 2012. where do you see things going from now? to me, the construction industry is about whether for the rest of the industry which is why today's numbers are concerning. construction employs at least 60% of the uk workforce and generates up to 10% of oui’ workforce and generates up to 10% of our total economic output. when construction starts to hit a troubled patch, we know that is the start of wider economic problems for the country. thank you, richard. the chief executive of one of the uk's best known public relations firms has stood down amid claims it stirred up racial tensions in south africa. james henderson, the boss of bell pottinger, resigned weeks after the firm was found by a uk body to be in breach of an industry code of conduct.
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south africa's main opposition party criticised a media campaign the pr firm ran for the wealthy gupta family. irish drinks firm c&c, which owns magners cider, is to buy the pub chain admiral taverns in a deal worth £220 million. admiral, is being sold by hedge fund cerberus, operates 845 pubs in britain and raked in £25 million last year. and would you like a bit of theme park in your back garden? alton towers are auctioning off everything from their flume ride as it makes way for a new roller—coaster at the staffordshire attraction. the 500kg boats are currently attracting bids of about £200 — and all proceeds will go to the alton towers owner merlin‘s in house charity. global stocks sliding. north korea
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claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb, reflected in the ftse 100 claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb, reflected in the ftse100 blue chips currently 0.2% shares. construction down against the euro and the pound. compounding that, the growing belief that the bank of england will not raise rates until 2019. more on our website. i will be backin 2019. more on our website. i will be back in one hour. time for a look at the weather... still looking cloudy. if you happen outside, giving humid. that is how the week starts, cloudy and humid. rain around as well, particularly in the north—west. later in the week, brighter. sunshine and showers,
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fresher in the second half of the week. cloud on the satellite picture. brought to us by these weather fronts. in picture. brought to us by these weatherfronts. in between, the cloud could break at times across western parts of england and wales to allow a bit of sunshine. if the sun does put an appearance in, it could become quite warm. temperatures 23—24, but even where it is cloudy, giving warm and humid. inafew it is cloudy, giving warm and humid. in a few spots of drizzle easing away from east anglia, wet weather pushing its way southwards and eastwards a cross pushing its way southwards and eastwards across scotland and northern ireland with brighter weather working into the hebrides and islands later in the day. the atlantic, the same elephant has a bump. an extra packet of energy which will boost the amount of rain we will see overnight. the rain turning heavy across northern ireland overnight before spreading backing across scotland to northern england and across parts of wales, too. low cloud around, turning drizzly and down along the hills of england and humid at 16—17 the low.
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fresher air across scotland and northern ireland by the end of the night. he is tuesday. a wet start without rates of rain. quite heavy for much of the day across northern england. cloudy, despite them in the low 20s. the sunshine comes back into scotland's and northern ireland through tuesday. the temperatures will ease back a bit. over the next few days, a dry day on wednesday for most of us with sunshine. from then, showers increasingly widespread across the whole of the uk thursday into friday with fairly blustery winds, feeling quite cool across the north—west. here is the atlantic again. pick of the hurricane season. here is hurricane irma. winds of 160 mph running right over the top of
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barbuda, damaging and devastating winds forecast. posted the virgin islands before curving up towards potentially iran fall across florida in the week. if you are heading to the caribbean and florida. make sure you stay in touch with the weather forecast. this is bbc news. the headlines: south korea strengthens its military defences after signs the north is preparing more missile launches. pyongyang tested a nuclear bomb at the weekend. president trump tells north korea any threat will be met with a massive response — and the us is ready to use its nuclear capabilities. kensington palace announce the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting their third child. the royal family are said to be ‘delighted'. haugaard be feeling about the —— how are you feeling about the news that you are going to be an uncle again? very excited. how is your
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sister—in—law? very excited. how is your sister-in-law? i haven't seen her for awhile, but i think she's 0k. heading for ‘a perfect storm' — a senior police official warns of the impact of staff cuts and raising crime on forces in england and wales.


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