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played in the autumn. this test match is stretching the season. but the play we see is fascinating — england batting, trying to seize any moments they had vital time for the aspiring dawid malan. yes, i can do this. at the crease here, maybe the world's best all—round cricketer. ben stokes batting. and perhaps it was his growing stature that drew the prime minister to laws. stay prepared for anything. suddenly, malan‘s innings was over. england we re malan‘s innings was over. england were five wickets down, and the drizzle turned heavy. even if the west indies captain would try to ignore it, where i yougov in? england's batsmen sought the chance to leave before any more damage was done. remember, west indies only
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scored 423 in their first innings, but with england 50 runs behind, every i’u n but with england 50 runs behind, every run will be crucial when the rain relents. joe wilson, bbc news, at lord's. let's find out about that. matt has rejoined me. low pressure is nearby, so expect to see more scenes like this. there are some gaps between the clouds. the cloud across the south is bringing longer spells of rain this afternoon. heavy rain, too. north and west of that, some sunshine between the showers. always a bit more cloud in northern ireland and southern scotland. temperature wise, disappointing for an early september. barely getting into the high teens. the rain in the south—east corner cleared away tonight. showers continue in western areas tonight, with the breeze. central parts drier, but also
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cooler, temperatures down into single figures. you might get to see scenes like this across the northern half of the uk. into the weekend, it sta rts half of the uk. into the weekend, it starts on a cool note. showers and rain at times, and it will turn increasingly windy as well. a weekend to choose your plans carefully. saturday will bring a story of sunshine and showers. the showers are most prevalent across parts of england and wales. slow—moving showers in northern england and parts of the midland, so lengthy downpours for people there. scotla nd lengthy downpours for people there. scotland and northern ireland, a slightly better day tomorrow than today. a brief ridge of high pressure to get us through saturday night into a chilly start on sunday. more weather fronts gathering.
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outbreaks of rain will spread from west to east. feeling cool once again. by the end of the day, we could see gales across the west as we finish sunday, potentially severe gales to start the week on monday. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. hello, i'm leah boleto with the latest from the bbc sports centre. rain has dominated proceedings on day two of the deciding third and final test between england and west indies. it delayed the start of play by 15 minutes. and the players came off again after just 20 minutes. our sports correspondent joe wilson is at lord's. it was clear from the body language
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that west indies and jason holder would have loved the stay out there. stokes and bairstow happy to reach the century and the peace of the dressing room because conditions are still absolutely spot on for bowling, murky, floodlights on and we saw a lovely delivery from roach to get rid of milan for 20. milan and stokes tried to get on with things and make the most of any moments you get at the crease in those conditions and milan's frustrations, not just about this but his medium long—term future with england with ashes to come. this test match is still very much alive. we might not get much more play today but we still have the weekend today but we still have the weekend to come. west indies will be desperate to get bowling again. 123-all desperate to get bowling again. i23—all out, looks like a decent score. andrew parsons has been elected the new president of the international paralympic committee.
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the brazilian beat three other candidates in a vote at the ipc general assembly. he succeeds philip craven, who ran the organisation since 2001. our sports correspondent alex ca pstick joins us from our london newsroom now. alex, what will he be expected to bring to the role and what will his priorities be? whatever the priorities are, it would appear andrew parsons has backing from the ipc. 84 votes in the first round of voting, enough for a majority over his three opponents, so he takes overfrom sir phillip crave whon‘s been president of the organisation for 16 years, a movement which has grown from strength—to—strength but there are some pressing issues and on top of andrew parson‘s in—tray must be what to do about russia. remember last year the ipc famously barred all russians from competing at the rio summer paralympics. that ban remains
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in place but the ipc seems to have softened its stance slightly because some russian paralympics will be able to take place, neutral athletes. if the sanctions are removed and lifted, they'll be able to ta ke removed and lifted, they'll be able to take part. the other subject facing the movement is classification, with allegations some countries are working the system that their athletes compete against opponents who have significantly more impaired chances. plenty for an true parsons to be getting on with, but at least he has lots of support from within the ipc as he begins his term as president. two—time us open winner — venus williams — missed out on the final after being beaten by sloane stephens. in january, stephens was on her sofa with a cast on her left foot watching the australian open on tv. but yesterday, she showed everyone that she's bounced back to fitness to beat 9th seed williams winning the deciding set 7—5. awaiting the final is madison keys, who crushed
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coco vandeweghe in straight sets. the american pair will both be making their grand slam final debuts. the last time two americans made the final was 15 years ago when serena williams beat venus. coutinho has been left out of liverpool's squad for tomorrow's game against manchester city. he's missed the start with a back injury amid interest from barcelona. that's all the sport for now, more later. you are watching bbc news. we'll talk more about the story dominating here, hurricane irma now. more now on hurricane irma which is continuing its path across the caribbean causing devastation in its wake and killing at least 14 people. this is what it looks like on the
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satellite. britain, france and the netherlands have sent ships, rescue teams and emergency supplies to their territories that have been hit by the storm. the uk's first naval vessel has arrived in the region, it's currently heading towards the british virgin islands where a state of emergency has been declared. the raf mounts bay has issued aid to anguilla. 50 royal marines and army engineers have shored up key infrastructure, including the airport which is now able to service emergency flights. the mounts bay is carrying equipment including helicopters, as we see here. britain has been accused of an overall slow response to the disaster. the international development secretary, priti patel, has been setting out
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what aid the uk government is sending. we are sending out buckets, solar equipment, practical equipment that people need straight after a terrible hurricane, the type of disaster that we have seen. so there isa disaster that we have seen. so there is a range of equipment that is going out, it's being deployed. we have seen a c—17 fly from brize norton carrying a range of equipment. it's very much the type of kit, shelter kit, power kits, also buckets that will help provide water, water purification that people need after such a disaster like a hurricane. and this is actually being driven to gibraltar? what we are doing today is, we are going to send out this equipment, we are looking at how we are going to get it out basically, to the caribbean in the most effective way. we are also looking at chartering flights so some of this equipment could go on charter flights today to get out to the caribbean. but i
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think we must remember that of course, the level of the devastation because of hurricane irma is such that many airports are not up and running in the caribbean as well. we are looking at contingencies through shipping, through using our royal naval vessels as well, hms ocean is another option that we are looking at right now too. criticism from the government yesterday about the speed of the response. we knew this was coming. at the week they were going to say it was the worst hurricane in history, and yet these are being loaded today, shouldn't this have been done two or three days ago? no, because that is not realistic. the fa ct because that is not realistic. the fact is, we had a vessel in the region because we knew the hurricane was coming, this is hurricane season. in fact, we are always prepared. this is the time of year where we'll deploy a royal naval vessel in the region in the event of some kind of hurricane or weather event or things of that nature. the point about mounts bay is that britain, the uk, were the first
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country to be out in anguilla and we we re country to be out in anguilla and we were there yesterday and the royal marines and engineers have helped leer the runways to connect power and communications lines, all of which were completely knocked out by the hurricane. also that vessel carried shelter kits, water purification equipment similar to the equipment that we are seeing right now, so we were there in the region. i think the public have to recognise that this hurricane irma has been unprecedented in terms of the scale of it and the impact of it. now, we can't predict that. now, we can work with forecasters and our teams. the fact is that you keep on sending equipment out, once you have the needs assessments from people on the needs assessments from people on the ground, from the red cross who we are working with, but also my humanitarian advisers, i've got dfid staff on the ground who've been there the last few days working in very difficult conditions to get an assessment of what people need, what is the scale of the devastation and
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the impact and how can britain best provide support to the affected territories that have been harmed by the hurricane. so you don't think we we re the hurricane. so you don't think we were caught out? absolutely not. we we re were caught out? absolutely not. we were not caught off guard?” were caught out? absolutely not. we were not caught off guard? i don't think it's acceptable to suggest that. we have had a royal naval vessel in the area in anticipation of this hurricane so we've had our troops, our royal marine engineers there, they're out there now on their way, in fact i think they probably would have arrived right now at the british virgin islands which has declare add state of emergency overnight doing exactly the same, communications, providing water equipment, purification and shelter kits but also importantly helping to get the function alty, the basics back up and running all over again after the devastating impact of this hurricane. the prime minister theresa may has been speaking about the devastation caused by hurricane imra on bbc‘s test match special at lunch of the second day of england against the west indies at lords. she was speaking to
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the bbc‘sjonathan agnew. imean, we i mean, we are sitting here looking at this rain but at least we are not in the caribbean at the moment. when we see the terrible devastation of that hurricane that's gone through and another one coming through as well. it's interesting, i'vejust been able to be talking to somebody whose family are out in antigua and hearing first hand what it's like and the steps they've had to take. what are they saying, i mean it's really devastating? absolutely devastating. we have sent one of our auxiliary ships mounts bay out there, we propositioned it, it's moved to the british virgin islands today and it will be sending back more information about what's happening. as a result of that, i'll chaira happening. as a result of that, i'll chair a government emergency committee on cobra committee this afternoon to look to see what extra
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help we can give. what can you do? when you look at the pictures, it's just a terrible mess? there is the immediate response. we have had people on the ground, we have had mounts bay, two raf planes taken off from brize norton with supplies and personnel now. we have royal marines and army engineers on mounts bay, so there is the immediate issue of copings with what is happening to people and trying to support people. then there's the long—term reconstruction that will be necessary and, reconstruction that will be necessary and , as reconstruction that will be necessary and, as we have all seen from the terrible photographs, i mean it's absolutely devastating, and the pictures. everything for some people has just and the pictures. everything for some people hasjust been and the pictures. everything for some people has just been destroyed. and there is another one on the way? another one is on its way. irma is due to hit the turks and caicos as well and jose, the next hurricane is on the way. absolutely devastating in the impact they've had on the islands, but also on people's lives. here we are, there'll be people here
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supporting the west indies and england and i'm sure everybody here has at the back of their mind the terrible devastation and the impact that the hurricane's had. the prime minister there making reference to the cobra meeting which will take place this afternoon and we'll keep an eye on anything that emerges from that of course with continuing updates on that story on bbc news. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first the headlines on bbc news: hurricane irma continues to cut a trail of destruction through the caribbean. at least 14 people have been killed and a million affected. a review of the criminaljustice system in england and wales has found bias and discrimination in its treatment of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and suggests a new approach. a powerful earthquake has struck the southern coast of mexico, killing at least 20 people. now it's time for a look
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at the business news. britain's manufacturing output expanded at the strongest pace this year in the three monthsjuly according to figures from the office for national statistcs. but there was little sign of improvement in the trade deficit despite sterling's sharp fall since last year's brexit vote. and construction output fell after the biggest drop in news orders for more than three years. the number of people placed into permanentjob roles continued to rise sharply in august. the figures from the recruitment and employment federation jobs report, also showed that employers are having to offer higher wages to secure skilled workers amid rising demand. the biggest increase in vacancies for permanent staff was in computing and accounting, while demand for temporary workers was strongest in engineering and nursing. the cosmetics giant l'oreal has finalised the sale of the body shop to the brazilian company natura cosmeticos, which owns the aesop brand. l'oreal, the world's
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largest cosmetics company, is selling up because of a drop in sales at the brand which was launched by british businesswoman anita roddick in 1976. the chain has 3,000 stores in 66 countries. hello and welcome to the business news this afternoon. we're going to be talking trade now — britain's trade deficit, the excess amount of goods we import versus the amount of goods we export hasn't improved despite the sharp fall in the pound we've seen since the eu referendum lastjune. a fall in the pound was expected to make british goods more attractive abroad. joining me now is allie renison, head of europe & trade policy, at the institute of directors. demand for imports is still strong, despite the fall in the pound? yes. that is really a good thing. we have
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to remember that first of all we are a massively importing nation and that's not necessarily a bad thing because we have found that actually amongst the iod‘s members, amongst the basically half of them import goods, of that 50% use it for use in their exports so it's important and it's also a very important sign of robust domestic demand continuing, showing that we don't actually have, despite the fact that you have potential imported inflation coming through, people aren't necessarily changing for alternatives to make them cheaper. people thought the trade deficit would improve. is it too soon, just over a year since we had the vote? well, we have to acknowledge there's been a rise, just not significant in exports since the referendum. the problem in terms of how that cuts through to the overall trade deficit is, even if exports are modestly rising, imports are still coming in at a
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fast or even higher pace sometimes. that makes reducing the deficit difficult to do. one of the reasons i think also that we are seeing a slightly muted impact on exports is that it's not, when people think about how businesses export, they don't necessarily price their orders in sterling, they may do it in the currency of the partners they are selling to overseas so it's a more complicated picture as to how trade is done these days. you mentioned that demand is still pretty good for imports. why is it that this drop in sterling hasn't fuelled some sort of competition where consumers look elsewhere for cheaper goods? that's predominantly because not everything is easily substitutional. look at something like, you are not going to have people substituting french wine for a different product, so to speak. and also very often things are not price driven, they're quality and niche driven, so very often that is a relationship that
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may be specific to that particular product and there won't be any hurry to unravel the relationships unless they absolutely need to. thank you very much. there could be good news for those looking for a job. there could be good news for those looking for a job. at least that's according to the latest recruitment and employment federation jobs report. it found that demand for staff has increased at the fastest rate since april 2015, resulting in an increase in placements. earlier, tom haldey had this to say. brexit in some ways is creating some newjobs. brexit in some ways is creating some new jobs. there's a brexit in some ways is creating some newjobs. there's a big demand at the moment for managerial leadership roles to help companies navigate the uncertain waters, but also things like risk managers, legal staff, hr staff. there's huge demand there. will's also big demand in sectors like the blue collar sectors, hospitality being one, logistics and construction, so it cut across most
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sectors of the economy. engineering and it has been strong for years, that predates brexit even though it's potentially getting harder. some other sectors like hospitality et cetera, there is no doubt it's getting tougher. month on month, our members recruiting professionals are telling us we are making more placements, demand for staff is increasing, how are we going to fill that supply, so our members are working very hard to meet the demand, the challenge ahead is if the hammer does come down on immigration policy, how are we going to be able to meet that demand from employers. that is one of the m essa g es to employers. that is one of the messages to government — we need a progressive immigration policy to help us meet that demand for staff. let's have a look at the markets. the pressure is on consumer goods and services, stocks that are like the shares in pubs, for example
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greene king shares have fallen, they're warning of tough times ahead. the rise in inflation because of brexit has squeezed consumer spending that, is affecting the pub—restaurant spending that, is affecting the pub—restaura nt industry. more spending that, is affecting the pub—restaurant industry. more in an hour. the smell of the sea, the taste of fish and chips, and breathtaking views, there's always been something about the british seaside which has drawn many of us to the coast. and it turns out those happy memories can be good for us. john maguire has been finding out why. the past, not a different country but a british seaside town. morecambe in fact. it's 1901 and just look at how busy it is. this footage has recently been released online by the british film institute, one of 160 films from around the british coastline. it shows hordes of holiday—makers and day—trippers.
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these are the early days of mass tourism. jacqueline and derek osborne have made the long drive north from their home in essex each summer for the past 30 years. the feeling we had then, it wasn't brilliant, was it? it wasn't. it always looked like it had seen better days but in subsequent years we have come it has improved a lot. certainly over the last ten to 15 years it's improved. you quite like the shopping? i love the shopping, i like the scenery as well. the lakes i think are lovely. your sister, doris, she is 90 now and she likes the seafront because it's lovely and flat and it's easy for me to push the wheelchair along. looking back when lee and andrew used to come along the rock pools with us on holiday, he liked to climb on the rock pools and falling over and cutting himself badly that time, took him to hospital. and what is it about the seaside that draws people back, that evokes such happy memories?
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researchers at the university of central lancashire are trying to find out. now we're suddenly starting to get data in that nostalgia is good for us, it makes us feel better, it's a great antidote to the stress of everyday life so we want to say to what extent it does impact upon people's well—being and potentially to their health. the seaside is a perfect place for that because the seaside is something that doesn't change and can trigger nostalgic memories. last weekend, morecambe was packed to the gunwales with around 40,000 people here for the vintage by the sea festival. a modern take on an old theme. the designer wayne hemingway, born and bred here, is one of the organisers. there's a massive movement for british people especially the young to rediscover the british seaside, its four of them forward the young to rediscover the british
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seaside, it's forward thinking, people want to come here and it to be busy. all round the country there are coastal events springing up. nostalgia is part of it because it brings the intergenerational thing and to bring that kind of busy feeling back to a coastal town, we can start to bring the coastline back again. so the big challenge for many of our seaside towns is to find a way to celebrate and conserve the best of the past while also looking to the future. some british weather in that piece from john maguire. let us see how it's looking wherever you are many the country. matt can tell us. if you are heading to the coast, not just today but through the weekend, make sure you have something warm and also something waterproof as well. yes, it's a typical british summer really but with the autumn
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feel about it. showers are the name of the game this weekend. this area of the game this weekend. this area of low pressure is in charge. this is the cloud linked to the front across the south. from that, we are continuing to see heavy bursts of rain to take us through the rest of the afternoon. brighter skies pushing through devon and cornwall and south wales. we could see a few heavy showers, same for the channel islands but staying cloudy and where the rain pushes across the east, it will be on the heavy side. northern england, and north wales, a few more showers into the afternoon. more cloud in northern ireland and scotland. uk—wide, temperatures at best this afternoon are 15—19. a cool night will follow. the breeze and the showers continue to be on the fresh side towards the west. in the east, there'll be try weather.
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temperatures ten degrees in towns and cities. that takes us into a fresh weekend with further rain at timesjust fresh weekend with further rain at times just about anywhere you are and the wind will increase as we go through, especially into the back end of sunday. let's start with saturday. there'll be dry weather, sunny weather to enjoy, central and eastern parts. showers already in the west. they'll develop widely across england and wales, rattling through on the breeze. slow—moving northern england and the midlands, some heavy with hail and thunder. scotland and northern ireland, a better day for you in the making. fewer showers. wherever you are, a cool night will follow. a ridge of high pressure gets rid of some of the showers. it's a short lasting one because, as we go into sunday, if you start dry and bright, wet and windy weather will sweep across the country later on in the day, followed by sunshine
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and showers and strengthening winds, could be touching game force. western parts of england and wales, severe gales could be on the men use for monday morning. sunshine and show, across—the—board —— could be on the menus. the winds slowly easing down to the latter stage of the day. bye for now. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 2pm: hurricane irma continues its trail of destruction through the caribbean. at least 14 people have been killed and a million affected. all of us have been affected by irma, some more than others. apart from the structural damage, there have been reports of casualties and fatalities. i am truly heartbroken by this news. the prime minister prepares to chair a cobra meeting, as raf flights are loaded to deliver water, rations and troops. a review of the criminaljustice system in england and wales finds discrimination in its treatment of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
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