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this is bbc news i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at five. detectives searching for the missing midwife samantha eastwood say they have found a body. three people have been arrested. new analysis suggests only a third of plastic food containers can be be recycled — the rest is sent to landfill. this report actually is no surprise for us, it isjust this report actually is no surprise for us, it is just confirms something that we've known for a long time, the producers are putting plastic product on the market without any thought about what happens to them at the end of their life. emergency services in portugal tackle wildfires, as temperatures in the mid forties continue to make life difficult in large parts of the country and neighbouring spain. also this hour — the record—breaking bluebird hydroplane is relaunched. more than 50 years after it crashed killing its pilot donald campbell, bluebird takes to the water on the isle of bute. and england take a 1—0 lead in the test series against india, recording a 31—run victory at edgebaston. victory at edgbaston.
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we'll have that and the rest of today's sport at half past. detectives in staffordshire investigating the disappearance of the midwife samantha eastwood have found a body in a rural area near stoke—on—trent. the 28—year—old was last seen leaving work after her night shift at royal stoke univeristy hospital on friday last week. three people have been arrested. we'll be live in stoke—on—trent shortly for an update with our correspondent sarah corker for the latest. two—thirds of plastic food containers which householders put in their recycling bins actually end up being buried or burned
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because they can't be recycled. the mixture of plastics used in many yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and other containers limits the ability of councils to recycle them. that's according to the local government association of england and wales. it's calling for a ban on low—grade plastic. ministers say recycling rates are rising, but acknowledge there's much more to do. jayne mccubbin reports. the costs to the planet are well—documented, but local authorities are warning that, despite their best efforts to recycle more plastic, they are being let down by manufacturers. while almost all local authorities collect plastic bottles for recycling, around a quarter refuse to collect otherfood packaging because of the way it's manufactured. the rest ends up here in landfill. it seems totally unfair that the burden of un—recyclable plastic, the cost of dealing with that, lands with the council tax—payer, when actually manufacturers could do much more to make sure that these plastics
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are easily recyclable, reducing the cost for council tax—payers and making it easier and better for the environment. while plastic bottles are easy to recycle, their lids aren't, and aren't always collected. not all local authorities collect margarine tubs, food trays and yoghurt pots because of the mix of polymers which make the plastic difficult to recycle. even fewer authorities accept black microwave meal trays, because black plastic cannot be easily scanned and sorted. the plastics industry has hit back, saying that with 300 different recycling schemes out there, it's no wonder the public is confused. they believe it's down to local authorities to simplify and standardise the process. we need to work out as a total system where in the system is the best place to influence the people making the decisions or doing the sorting so that everything that goes in at one end, like a nice plastic bottle or a polypropylene tray,
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will go through that system and has the absolute best chance of arriving at the end as a new packaging material. but the lga says if manufacturers aren't willing to make the change, they should face a charge to chip in towards the cost of collecting and disposing of products which some councils can't. jayne mccubbin, bbc news. our correspondent matt cole has been visiting a public refuse amenity in greenford, middlesex, and he's taken a closer look at what sort of waste is left there. it's at sites like these across the country that the sorting process begins, mountains of rubbish like this needing dividing into what can and can't be used again. now, when it comes to plastics, there's bottles like these, much easier to recycle and to make something else from. but what about these, plastic fruit pallets with mixed materials inside them? they're much harder to recycle, to use again.
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and then there's these, black plastic microwave meal trays, the black colouring in them cannot be detected by sensors in the recycling machines at recycling centres and it's things like these that means two thirds of plastics are just being thrown away. the local government association is suggesting that low—grade single use plastics simply be banned now. the british plastics federation says perhaps the firms that choose to package their materials in things like this should face some additional charges, hopefully they think to discourage them from using them. emergency services in southern portugal are fighting a massive wild fire, as temperatures in the country climb to near—record levels. more than 700 firefighters are tackling the blaze in the algarve, a region popular with tourists. authorities have evacuated two villages and 10 water—carrying aircraft are being used to fight the flames. 114 people were killed in two forest fires last year in portugal. neighbouring spain is also experiencing very hot weather.
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three people have died of heatstroke this week. temperatures in some places are expected to reach as high as 47 degrees. tour operators say last minute summer holiday bookings to countries around the mediterranean are down as tourists seek out cooler destinations. 0ur correspondent sima kotecha is in the spanish city of cordoba and has been explaining how uncomfortable the conditions really are. well, we've been working in this heat since the early hours of this morning and it has not felt very pleasant at all and i think people who live here in cordoba, most of them share the same viewpoint. of course people here are used to hot summers but this weather really has been exceptional. we know that the highest temperature recorded in the south of spain yesterday was 46.1; celsius. and here in cordoba at around midnight last night it was still 37 degrees, so very uncomfortable conditions and we expect this
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hot weather to continue for at least a few days yet, especially these temperatures above a0 celsius. we also know that three people have died in spain as a result of this torrid weather and we know that 39 of the 50 provinces in spain have heat warnings in place. so medical experts are telling people to stay cool, stay indoors, especially during the afternoon when those temperatures peak and to wear light and loose clothing, too. ealier, i spoke to alina jenkins from the bbc weather centre, and she explained why the temperatures are so high. bear in mind the average, let's take seville for example, which is one of the warmer places in spain. the average for this time of year is around 3a celsius. we are exceeding that already, before we even think about breaking temperatures... temperatures around the neck of the woods today the neck
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of that woods today are 43—41; degrees celsius. already, some 10 degrees. we've got a bit of a way to go before we talk about breaking records. the records actually across parts of spain and portugal are around 47 celsius. 47.1; in portugal, we made that temperature back in 2003. 47.3 in spain, which we did last year, actually, in cordoba. so, we will probably get close to that today. whether we actually break a record is a different matter, but the highest temperature ever recorded in europe was 48 celsius in greece, and actually that was all the way back in 1977. it's been a number of years, to put that into context, since we've seen temperatures as high as that. so, why this sharp rise in temperatures? why has it happened this year? we can link it to what's been happening with us, as well. we've been seeing very high temperatures, well above average. i think we need to look at natural weather patterns. the jet stream, for example, is very weak at the moment. the jet stream is that ribbon of wind high up in the atmosphere
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that drives our weather system. it's not very strong at the moment. when you get a particular weather pattern, an area of high pressure, it just hangs around. and there's no change from day to day, no change in the wind direction. it's summer in the northern hemisphere. i've been to spain a number of times and seen temperatures nudging a0 celsius. but when you've just got that heat building day on day, and of course it's very hot across north africa. so, with a southerly wind pushing that air across, a combination of these things. high—pressure weather system not going anywhere, which is why we're seeing those temperatures getting close to the record. a lot of people will say climate change. is there a connection? of course we could never take one particular weather event and attribute it to climate change. that said, in the met 0ffice, they've said 0ffice,
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they've said that the temperatures we are seeing at the moment which we feel are perhaps extreme could become the norm by 2040. i think you also have to put other things into context. while we're talking about this extreme heat, there have been other parts of europe which have been very much cooler than average. iceland, for example, is having a bit of a shocker of a summer to the north of the jet stream. and also iberia, a couple of months ago we were seeing temperatures well below average for the time of year. back to britain. we've had a summer, you know, we have had a summer. when is all of this going to break down? i think a lot of people would like it to break down because the rainfall amounts have been so low. we had a bit of rain last weekend but really not enough. so i think people want to enjoy the summer weather but are looking for some rain. there might be some midweek. what we're going to see over the next few days is a front pushing down from the north—west. what that will eventually do is reduce the temperatures. things start to turn cooler through next week, a bit of rain but we've still got to keep an eye on that. let's go back to that breaking news story —
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detectives searching for missing midwife samantha eastwood have found a body and made three arrests. 0ur correspondent sarah corker is on the outskirts of stoke—on—trent and joins us now. sarah, this announcement came in the last half an hour, what more can you tell us? yes, as you say, we got confirmation from staffordshire police at around half four today, they said a body was found at around midday in this rural area of staffordshire. this road behind me has been closed off for the majority of the day. earlier this morning the cordon went up and we saw teams of police scouring through woodland and there was also a lot of activity in a disused quarry which isjust down the road here. we now know that forensic teams are on site and are likely to remain there for a considerable amount of time. police
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have also confirm that there have been three arrests, a 32—year—old man, who was released on bail but has now been re—arrested for murder. two other main, a 28—year—old and a 60—year—old, have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. we also have a short statement from staffordshire police. i willjust read that to you. detectives are in and simon duffy said... the discovery today is not what anyone wanted. this is now a homicide investigation. police have also said that the body has not been formally identified. but specialist officers are now comforting samantha eastwood's family at this difficult time. we saw a switch in the focus of the search to the area where you are now — how extensive was it? of the search to the area where you are now - how extensive was it? i've been here throughout the day, i've been here throughout the day, i've been speaking to local residents who
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live within this cordon here. one man said that as he was driving home, he saw a really heavy police presence at a disused quarry a couple of miles away. he also said that police have come round —— had come around yesterday asking to look at his cctv footage from the 27th of july between nine in the morning and 11 o'clock in the morning, the day that samantha kerr eastwood was last seen. that samantha kerr eastwood was last seen. another couple i spoke to told me that last night they saw a helicopter hovering above a woodland for about a day can also. —— samantha eastwood. so there has been a lot of activity throughout the day. we do not know if there has been any intelligence that prompted the search here. police haven't told as if they got a tipoff at all and how the investigation ended up here. but sad, sad news and samantha eastwood's family have asked that they have privacy at this difficult time. we've just been looking at some of the last cctv footage which
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was used by the police and the investigation, we must stress the body hasn't been formally identified yet but what do we know about samantha eastwood ? yet but what do we know about samantha eastwood? what we know about 28—year—old samantha eastwood, comes from an appeal that her sister made yesterday, gemma eastwood gave a very tearful plea for information to help trace her sister, she said she was a bubbly and generous person, employees that she worked with, other nurses at the royal stoke university hospital said that she was an amazing midwife, she was selfless and that was the job that she had always wanted to do. a much loved friend and sister. thank you very much. the children's commissioner for england has written to the secretaries of state local government and education seeking reassurance that the government will protect services in northamptonshire. it comes after the local authority drew up plans for major reductions in the services it provides because of funding shortfalls. 0ur political correspondent
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tom barton has been following the story. theyissued they issued a formal notice saying that they were at risk of running out of money. shortly after that the government sent in commissioners to oversee how the council is run, to keep a close eye on the council on behalf of the local government secretary. but then just a couple of weeks ago, they issued another formal notice saying the same thing, that once again, this year, they are at risk of running out of money entirely. and so, earlier this week, the council announced a range of what they called radical service reductions that they were considering in 1a areas, including children's services, as a way of trying to rein in some of their spending. they noted that they had comparatively high spending in their children's services department,
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partly because of the number of children in the care system. so, today, the children's commissioner for england has said that she's written to ministers, both in the education department and in the local government department, asking for urgent reassurance that the government will protect those services in northamptonshire which the most vulnerable young people rely on. extremely worried that the financial difficulties that northamptonshire county council are facing will mean that they're not going to be protecting the services for the most vulnerable children, which could have catastrophic consequences for those children. what northamptonshire are saying is that they're going to be offering a core offer of children's services and a statutory minimum. and my concern is that that won't cover children in situations which you and i would think that they desperately need help, living in families where they are neglected, severe mental
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health of families, domestic violence and the like. in her letter, which has been seen by the bbc, the children's commissioner for england says that it is essential that vulnerable children's services are that vulnerable children's services a re protected that vulnerable children's services are protected and warns that the consequences for some children could be catastrophic. the department for education says there is nothing more important than children being kept safe and they say that northamptonshire, like all councils, has statutory duties towards children which they must fulfil and across government they're working to make sure that happens. are there any other councils facing similar issues or is itjust northamptonshire? a little earlier this year the national audit office published a report which suggested that as many as 15 councils could be at risk of having used up all of their reserves by the end of the financial year, in three years' time. that is a big indicator of councils in trouble. the bureau for investigative journalism did some research this year which suggested
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that councils including somerset and norfolk, as well as lancashire, were at risk of suffering some serious financial problems. and in fact auditors back in july financial problems. and in fact auditors back injuly said that if somerset didn't take some serious action, they could well find themselves in a similar position to northamptonshire in two or three yea rs' northamptonshire in two or three years' time. the moped then crashed with a second police car travelling in the opposite direction, which overturned. a 17—year—old boy was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. he has since been arrested on suspicion of a number of motoring offences. that is coming in from the met police. this is bbc world news, the latest headlines. new analysis suggests only a third
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of plastic food containers can be recycled. the rest is sent to landfill. hot air from recycled. the rest is sent to landfill. hot airfrom north recycled. the rest is sent to landfill. hot air from north africa causes a severe heatwave in spain and portugal, temperatures could go above the record high for europe. hundreds of mourners in zimbabwe have gathered to bury one of those killed in the capital harare during protests against the presidential election. president emmerson mnangagwa has called for unity following his victory, and says he will be a leader for all zimbabweans. here, the government says it's deeply concerned by violence following zimba bwe's elections, and has called the response from the security forces "disproportionate". a woman has become the first person in denmark to be charged with wearing a face veil in public. the new law has provoked protests and criticism from human rights groups. it was officially introduced
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on wednesday after it passed in denmark's parliament earlier this year. it does not mention burkas and niqabs by name, but says "anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine". most of the thai boys rescued from a flooded cave have returned home after spending time in a buddhist monastery as novice monks. 11 of the wild boars youth football team were ordained novices, in memory of a diver who died during their rescue. their 25—year—old coach, who has received monk‘s orders, will stay on for three months. one of the boys didn't participate as he is a christian. north korea's foreign minister has criticised the united states for urging other countries to maintain sanctions against pyongyang. ri yong ho said that despite goodwill measures taken by his country, washington was raising its voice louder in favour of sanctions. the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, said pressure must be
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maintained on north korea. karishma vaswani reports. less than two months since the historic trump—kim summit which took place in singapore, the americans are back. the us secretary of state mike pompeo is here to meet with his counterparts at the association of southeast asian nations. and while he acknowledged the process to denuclearise north korea will take time, he also stressed how vital it is to keep up the pressure on pyongyang. i've also emphasised the importance of maintaining diplomatic and economic pressure on north korea to achieve the final, fully—verified denuclearisation of the dprk, as agreed to by chairman kim. it's worth remembering, this isn't just an american security goal. it is clear our partners and allies within asean know how important the denuclearisation of north korea is for their own security.
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mr pompeo's comments come as a report commissioned by the un security council says north korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes, violating un sanctions. mr pompeo didn't directly address that but did say that russia has reportedly started issuing work permits to north korean labourers, which moscow has denied. we expect the russians and all countries to abide by the un security council resolutions and enforce sanctions on north korea. any violation that detracts from the world's goal of finally fully denuclearising north korea would be something that america would take very seriously. it's been less than two months since president trump and kim jong—un met at the historic trump—kim summit and pledged to work towards denuclearisation. but we're still nowhere closer to figuring out what that actually means. all that mr pompeo has said here at the meetings in singapore is that the timeline, in part, is up to the north korean leader. and until then, economic sanctions
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on pyongyang will stay. karishma vaswani, bbc news, singapore. speaking earlier, our correspondent in washington, chris buckler, explained why the us administration is so worried about north korea finding ways around the sanctions placed on it. the un report that is being given to the un security council, it seems to suggest that north korea is finding ways of getting around sanctions, and that is why there is such concern within the american administration. they feel that there are some people who are not doing enough to keep pressure on pyongyang, and specifically they are pointing the finger at russia. this concern that there are businesses in russia that are trying to do some deals with north korea. now, moscow might deny that but mike pompeo seemed very might deny that but mike pompeo seemed very sure might deny that but mike pompeo seemed very sure that as far as he's concerned, that is happening and thatis concerned, that is happening and that is something that america feels
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it needs to stop. at the same time, north korea also feels that the us are putting too much pressure on north korea, they feel that they are being targeted here at the same time as donald trump seems to be talking warmly about kim jong—un. he was doing so on twitter only this week and he made a point at this summit of southeast asian countries of sending a long letter to be given to kim jong—un which does indicate that they have a relationship. and of course that has been seized on by the north koreans themselves, their foreign minister making it clear that what is alarming is the insistent moves within the us to go back to the old, far from its leader's intentions, an indication that they believe president trump believes one thing and some in his administration believe another. what about other reaction in the region to this report? well, you will see the usual split in terms of this,
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which is that china and russia will fall in behind north korea and on the other hand, you will have japan and south korea concerned, along with the us. clearly what you saw from the speech from secretary of state mike pompeo today was an attempt to reach out to those other countries, to say that the denuclearisation of the korean peninsula should be an aim right across the region. it is an american aim but it goes beyond that, to other countries. appealing for support for the us in this goal. however it must be said, if you look at china and russia, they do seem to have some sympathy towards pyongyang, and as a result, america will want to keep up the pressure on those countries, too. tens of thousands of women have been demonstrating against an epidemic of spycams placed in private spaces like toilets and the images posted on the internet. the protest was held in the south korean capital seoul, where many women say it has them living in constant
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anxiety and distress. ? catherine karelli reports. chanting. south korea is in the middle of a record—breaking heatwave. but that hasn't discouraged women from taking to the streets of seoul in a mass protest. the target of their anger, so—called spy cam videos. translation: i've always been under the fear that there could be secret spy cameras at the toilets, in the company building, or underneath the desks. the threat is also there at public bathing areas, gyms, swimming pool changing rooms, accommodation and on the street. spy cam pornography is the spread of intimate photos and footage taken by hidden camera. in south korea, it's so pervasive that it regularly makes headlines. perpetrators have included schoolteachers, church pastors, government officials and police officers. in some cases, the victim's own boyfriends or relatives. just last month, amid growing pressure to act,
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president moonjae—in called for tougher measures on the culprits. but police teams tasked with uncovering the hidden cameras have a tough job ahead of them. translation: the problem is they can install and uninstall the cameras quicker than we can find them. the me too movement has led to an unprecedented surge in female led activism in south korea, with a monthly anti—spy cam demonstration in seoul holding the title of the biggest ever women's protest in the country. perhaps in a sign of the tough battle that lies ahead of them, though, many of the women taking part in the protests opted to keep their faces covered, citing safety concerns. but if there is one thing that's clear, it is that the women are fed clear, it's that the women are fed up of living in fear and they're fighting back. catherine karelli, bbc news. the westbound carriageway of the m48 severn bridge has re—opened after what was called an "unprecedented" level of staff sickness led to the closure.
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the highways agency says it opted to close the tollbooths on the bridge to protect the safety of staff and drivers. motorists were being advised to find alternative forms of crossing westbound while the eastbound carriageway, which is not controlled by toll booths, remained open. a group of 57 female skydivers have set a new world record in ukraine. it's the highest number of people to get into and then change formation three times during a dive and it all happened in just 90 seconds. they beat the previous record by one. in the last hour, the record—breaking hydroplane bluebird has taken to the water on the isle of bute for the first time in more than half a century. volunteers have spent the last 17 years restoring bluebird. it crashed and sank on coniston water in the lake district in 1967 killing
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the pilot, donald campbell. now it's time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins. it isa it is a tale of two halves across the country today, the warmth and sunshine continuing across much of england and wales after what was in place is a misty and murky start for some western and south—west coasts. but we had more cloud across scotla nd but we had more cloud across scotland and northern ireland. there have been some breaks in that cloud as well as some patchy rain across scotla nd as well as some patchy rain across scotland working northwards. the earlier satellite picture tells the story, that zone of cloud push on from northern ireland up into scotland. we're still continuing to see some patchy rain for a trial across the far north—west of scotland. because here we have this front. elsewhere, high pressure very much in charge. that will continue to build for most of the weekend. for most it is a dry and fine evening with plenty of sunshine. still some patchy rain eventually
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becoming confined to the far north—west of scotland. this evening, still feeling very warm, particularly across central, eastern and south—east england. temperatures perhaps getting close to 30 celsius, not quite as warm as yesterday. for most it is a dry night, clearer skies for england and wales. as i mentioned, that you map confined to the far north—west and not quite as warm and humid as the previous night. that area of high pressure we spoke about earlier, still very much with us tomorrow. so a lot of dry weather. again, the best of the sunshine will be across england and wales. there will be a bit of high cloud turning things hazy. always more cloud the scotland and northern ireland but here there will be some breaks, too. temperatures ranging from 16 to 19 in scotland, 21 the northern ireland, up to the high 20s for much of england and wales. close to 34 south—east england. moving into the new working week, this frontal system will be slipping
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south and east buddhism. it will strengthen the breeze and bring more rain outbreaks across scotland and northern ireland maybe to the far north of england as well on monday. further south, again, staying dry for much of england and wales with plenty of sunshine and even warmer. it looks like temperatures could exceed 30 once again across east anglia and south—east england. pleasa ntly anglia and south—east england. pleasantly cooler across wales and the south—west of england. going into next week, then, looking largely settled. eventually starting to cool down. detectives searching for the wife, tp got interested. new analysis suggests that only a third of plastic containers. new analysis suggests only a third of plastic food containers can be be recycled — the rest is sent to landfill. no surprise to us, for me that we have known for a long time, the producers are putting plastic part products on the market. hot air from north africa causes a severe heatwave in span and portugal, temperatures could push above europe's record high of 48 celsius. more than 50 years after it crashed,
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killing its pilot, donald campbell, the record breaking hydroplane bluebird has taken to the water on the isle of bute. and after the sport — click looks at how technology can be used to help people living in areas affected by monsoon rains to stay one step ahead of the weather. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's lizzie greenwood—hughes. england held their nerve to take the first test against india in a thrilling finale at edgbaston. they beat india by 31 runs to go 1 nil up in the best of 5 series. patrick geary reports. it takes to little effort or spirit to put on your saturday best when you know you will not be here long. it is capable of changing character at the speed of grease lightning. he
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spent his summer nights dreaming that india's best 84 runs they needed, jimmy anderson could get him, butfour needed, jimmy anderson could get him, but four wickets to go. this was not a match at the tension so much was loaded on every nearness on every clea n much was loaded on every nearness on every clean hit to 50, india 61 to win. england needed a change, any missed the next test on the charge, but who got the biggest of wickets, the significant clear to him. another followed to to go. he thought he had one of them, the empire disagreed, agreed to settle the argument, still india crept towards that target and tobin stokes finally settled in memorable milestone match. england will be delighted at what happened out here, not only beating the number one site
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of the world, but doing so in a dramatic and enthralling style, the enduring theatre of cricket. what a game. we start to finish, it made for a fabulous game. great cricket. i am so proud of the group this morning, i'll i wanted to see with the desire and the belief that we showed in the previous days and we've got bad again today. prince started the series and hopefully we can build on that now. this series i believe this set up nicely now, the fact that we didn't play for a potential instead enclosing the game, says everything about us, it if we pull ourselves together, we can do it. it's going together, we can do it. it's going to bea together, we can do it. it's going to be a very exciting and competitive series. ireland's women's hockey team are through to the final of the world cup for the first time in their history. they're the lowest ranked side in the competition but continued their incredible
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success in london by beating spain in a penalty shoot out. 0ur reporterjo currie has been following the semifinal action at the lee valley stadium... they came in droves. from match that they never dreamed would be possible. ireland stands, it's been a last—minute scramble to get flight tickets. two weeks ago when the tournament got under way most people predicted it would be england in the semifinals, and ireland had beaten the odds in teams ranked much higher than them found themselves on the cusp of history. and this all island site, march 16 in the world were about to bare their teeth. getting them off to a dream start with the final touch to set up the nerves early on as they come aided the first half. a change of ends though brought a change of fortune, leveling for spain and ensuring the
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match led to the penalties. the second game in a row, i took their chancesin second game in a row, i took their chances in the shoot out. tied after the first five rounds, and went to sudden death. syndicate team through to the first—ever world cup final and into the history books. we can speak tojo now, this remarkable irish adventure continues...? we'll talk a little bit about than the moment, but this incredible of venture continues stuff in it, but they did not make it easy for themselves. no, what a story, sporting sensation so far, and then be displayed in the context, this achievement of reaching the world cup final. they've got doctors and lawyers and engineers amongst their ranks, they're a team ranked 16th in the world and before this tournament, they had not qualify for world cup since 2002 and they never
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mated to an olympic game, but by getting through to the world cup final, they become the first irish sports team to make it through to majorfinal, wonderful seems players celebrating, hugging, support for them today as well. the manager of them today as well. the manager of the players, to give you an idea of the players, to give you an idea of the thoughts of the irish camp on this achievement, the captain said that this team would go down in history no matter what happens tomorrow. the manager said that i don't think in my lifetime, i've seenin don't think in my lifetime, i've seen in irish hockey team ricci world cup final. will you better believe it can't because they're in one tomorrow. it looks like at the moment to be playing the netherlands, they're moment to be playing the netherlands, they‘ re currently leading up one militant australia, but the ireland team, they are proper temperatures and most of them played their hockey and ireland. how are they going to make it through
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when they play the dutch tomorrow? i think some people would say tomorrow it almost doesn't matter how well they do because they should not of god this far, no matter what happens to reach the final, irish hockey sporting heroes. but this is the world cup final and they will go there wanting to go, they will put every thing on the line tomorrow. thereby to be huge underdogs, but the defending champions, it is going to bea the defending champions, it is going to be a huge game, australia are another huge eating nation in the hockey game so they're going to be underdogs but in their words, they've got nothing to lose. 12 minutes left on this final quarter and it is one mail at the moment for another month, do you think they're going to hang on a go all the way? the netherlands have not dropped any point in the comments itself up. they been in this positions so many
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times before, it's going to be an uphill struggle for australia, but at the moment the netherlands am looking very assured tomorrow and they will possibly defend their title. reading, into the final, 11 and a half minutes. plenty of time frustrated a comeback. but certainly the netherlands are in driving seat. the new scottish premiership season kicked off today and celtic‘s title defence went well with a comfortable 3—1 opening victory at home to newly promoted livingston... elsewhere there was a big win for hearts at hamilton and kilmarnock and st mirren also won. rangers play tomorrow with steven gerrard taking charge of his first league match. the football league season also got under way this weeked. brentford were the big winners as they beat rotherham 5—1 at home. there were three two—all draws all with late equalisers. a one—al draw between bristol city and notts forest. home wins for preston and wigan. west brom, who were relegated from the premier league last season, lost 2—1 at home to bolton.
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another team down from the premier league swansea havejust kicked off at sheffield united. earlier, sunderland started life in league one with a 2—1win over fellow promotion hopefuls charlton but they left it late. scoring twice in the second half, with the winner from lynden gooch arriving in the 96th minute! if you want to look at all the dates the multi sport european european championships is into its third day, and britain has its first gold in the pool — adam peaty won the 100m breastroke final — breaking his own world record in glasgow. peaty quashed any question marks over his form at the commonwealth games this year, finishing in 57 seconds flat, shaving more than one tenth of a second off his previous rceord, it's peaty‘s 18th major title. team mate james wilby took silver truthfully now, i am just so humbled
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for the support, it has been incredible journey and four—year cycle, it means so much to me. and it just shows that the team, we cycle, it means so much to me. and itjust shows that the team, we are pushing and pushing and oh my god, i cannot believe it. there was disappointment for great britain's rowers who could only manage a silver medal in the men's four. so often the flagship boat of the team, having enjoyed tremendous success at olympic level, they were beaten to the gold by romania. there was also a silver for the women's eight. they finished half a length behind romania. huge disappointment though for the men's quadruple sculls. having won silver at last year's championships, they finished last in the final. england's georgia hall is still well in contention at the women's british open
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at royal lytham and st annes. she's currently three shots off the lead as she takes on the back nine after some impressive putting in her third round. the overnight leader from thailand — pornanong phatlum is still out in front on 13 under par. planet earth is changing. daily. we humans are affecting its surface, it's climate, its inhabitants. watching from ground level makes it difficult to make sense of it all, but these days, we do have the data and we can crunch the numbers. when it comes understanding the really big issues, those that have effects ona big issues, those that have effects on a truly global scale, visualising that data can turn millions of figures into something that everyone can understand. maps like these
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created by the university's earth time website, combines nasa satellite imagery with environmental and geopolitical events from light pollution, to refugee movements, to the effects of coral bleaching. 0ne particular model where this can display the start this impacts his flooding. you can see how important the extreme weather research in miami is. raise the global temperature by just 2 miami is. raise the global temperature byjust 2 degrees engulfs the entire area. and this here is bangladesh, where rising water levels are putting many many people at risk. in 2017, a third of the country was left under water after monsoon rains. devastating
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crops and communities. while technology cannot prevent rainfall on this scale, it can make predictions to how those in remote communities can try and stay one step ahead of the weather. paul carter has been looking at one insurance company that is using its knowledge of risk to help the farmers fight back against the rains. like farmers the world over, and bangladesh, they up to battle the elements. in their case, severe flooding can be a regular occurrence. given the impact, weather information and advice on what farmers can do with their crops, through messages. all by call centres that farmers can bring into. and for those who do not have phones are live in remote off—line areas, there are also whether boards at district points where farmers can receive information. when floods
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destroyed this farmers crops, it cost them three months wages. these initiatives were set up by the bangladesh government and its national charity that helps communities find sustainable solutions to technology. and now, and at being piloted is taking things even further. the app uses machine learning to combine historical knowledge of crop patterns with weather forecasts so that farmers can make advance decisions about when to apply fertilisers. this farmers being advised to spread fungicide to protect his crops. dangers, growing, harvesting,
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looking at the although these measures can be a big help, poor communities are often unaware of how vulnerable they actually are too extreme weather. all they can do to lower the risks —— or what they can do. another platform being used by the charity is setting out to assess justice, measuring the strength and wea knesses measuring the strength and weaknesses of communities the district. using the blood resilience management toolkit, representatives and the charity can look at factors such as what crops are being grown, weather patterns, what large buildings exist and flood prevention
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measures. any different indicators to come up with a very holistic picture of how an area can cope with that weather. it's quite a departure from traditional outlooks that consider factors such as dams and reservoirs. the thinking behind this is where flooding can also be an issue. seven and a half dozen kilometres away here in switzerland, the partnership is looking into flood resilience. in the past two decades, flash flooding is possible to win hundreds of millions of pounds. it's not the big challenge of resiliency is that you do not feed into the event has happened. so what we want to happen if a set of sharon indicators that tell you something about what the resilience looks like if
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something happens and how we can strengthen those indicators. so it's all about not being derailed and falling into a poverty trap, despite the risks out there. the algorithm measures, it helps us use engineering judgement or expert judgement to start to sort and organise the data seeking, with a unique approach. and technology has been pivotal but also kept simple so it can be used off line. the unlike seat on the most expensive, hardware either. how easy is it to show this isa either. how easy is it to show this is a concept? what is my saving if i do this? to the point of trying to a nswer do this? to the point of trying to answer the question, what is the cost of doing nothing was like back in bangladesh, the farmers in the
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area just how vulnerable the area is being revealed by the researchers. waterlogging hampers peoples livelihoods and causes mass migration. a working together in making proper plans, it is hoped that the technology can reduce the risks when the floods hit. and now, where back to boston. this place is full of creative people but behind the store are three guys were trying to make us all more creative by hacking our dreams. you are falling asleep, so what is happening here is we are taking the three signals, the hard your skin and muscles, and we're looking for the state of sleep and between fully awake and fully asleep. and what we're doing is we are watching you and write as you descend into the next stage of sleep, we a little
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audio and that bit of audio mix is not fully asleep and then we see if whatever word we use will in fact entered the dream. by introducing the subject of your problem into yourdream, and in the subject of your problem into your dream, and in the sling back to a recording of your so—called mumblings, you may does find that you hit on a creative solution. specifically because in that moment, your hyper associative, europe cognitive nature is very elastic —— your. you are having very divergent thoughts that you can later use as creative insights. you are falling asleep. that is if you can bear listening to the weird conversations that you end up having like this recording. you are falling asleep.
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think of a fork. tell me what you are thinking. in tests, the students found that people who used this method could think of more creative uses for objects and they wrote longer stories with more drawings. and you know, something tells me that the sleep love may have been used to come up with the concepts for its own promo video. either that or this is how he likes to sleep most nights. and that's it for the short cut this week, the full version is waiting for you right now on i play it and you can find us on facebook on bbc. thanks for watching and we'll see you soon. hello, it's a tale of two halves
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across the country today, the warmth in the sunshine continuing across much of england and wales after misty and murky starts for some western and south west coast. we have more cloud across scotland and northern ireland, there have been some breaks in a cloud and some patchy rain, scotland working northward, tells the story quite well. that zone of cloud stretching into scotland, yes, a few breaks in that, continuing to see some patchy rainfor that, continuing to see some patchy rain for the that, continuing to see some patchy rainforthe far that, continuing to see some patchy rain for the far northwest of scotland, because here we have this front elsewhere. high—pressure very much in charge and i will continue to build through the weekend. mostly a and fine evening on a few breaks ina a and fine evening on a few breaks in a cloud in scotland northern ireland, but some patchy rain eventually to the far northwest of
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scotland, and very warm, particularly in southeast england and temperatures of the in the high 20s. and temperatures of the in the high 205. 30 and temperatures of the in the high 20s. 30 celsius, not quite as warm as yesterday. for england and wales, as yesterday. for england and wales, asi as yesterday. for england and wales, as i mentioned, the rain will be confined to the far northwest, not quite as warm and humid as the night has gone between 11 and 16 celsius. to that area of high pressure we spoke about is still very much with us spoke about is still very much with us tomorrow. the best of the sunshine will be across england and wales, at least some fair weather clouds, and always more cloud for northern ireland and scotland, but here there will be some breaks to set temperatures ranging from 16 to 19,21 set temperatures ranging from 16 to 19, 21 for northern ireland and the type 20 celsius for much of england and wales and begin getting close to 30 celsius in southeast england. moving into the new working week on this frontal system will be slipping eastward, so i will bring more cloud
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than outbreaks of rain in scotland and into northern ireland. maybe to the far northern england but further south where much of england and wales stays dry, plenty of sunshine and even warmer it into those temperatures exceeding 30 celsius once again. of course east anglia in southeast england, although pleasa ntly southeast england, although pleasantly cooler across wales and southwest england is going to next week, looking some showers on midweek, but eventually start a cooldown. this is bbc news i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at six. detectives searching for the missing midwife samantha eastwood say they have found a body, three people have been arrested. new analysis suggests only a third of plastic food containers can be be recycled, the rest is sent to landfill. this report actually is no surprise for us, it is just confirms something that we've known for a long time, the producers are putting plastic product on the market without any thought about what happens to them at the end of their life. hot air from north africa
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causes a severe heatwave in spain and portugal, temperatures could push above europe's record high of 48 celsius. also this hour, the record—breaking ‘bluebird' hydroplane is relaunched. more than 50 years after it crashed, killing its pilot donald campbell, bluebird has taken to the water on the isle of bute. and, england take a 1—nil lead in the test series
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