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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00 — detectives searching for the missing midwife samantha eastwood say they have found a body — three people have been arrested. labour's deputy leader tom watson warns the party is in danger of making itself unfit for government — unless it halts the damaging arguments over anti—semitism two thirds of all plastic food packaging sent for recycling is buried or burned because it can't actually be recycled. what we need to do is drive designers and manufacturers and brand retailers to go towards those types of packs which are more easily recycled. also this hour — the record—breaking bluebird is relaunched. donald campbell's rebuilt hydroplane is back in the water, more than 50 years after it crashed on coniston water. england have gone 1—0 up
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in the five—match test series against india — recording a 31 run victory at edgebaston. and at 11:30 we'll be taking another look at the papers with our reviewers — the business journalist, john crowley and the author and journalist, yasmin alibhai—brown. stay with us for that. detectives investigating the disappearance of the midwife samantha eastwood, who's been missing for more than a week, have found a body. specialist officers spent the day searching a rural area just outside stoke—on—trent. a 32—year—old man arrested on sunday on suspicion of kidnap, has been re—arrested on suspicion of murder. sarah corker reports from staffordshire. samantha eastwood was described
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by her family as warm, generous and a selfless midwife. these cctv images of the 28—year—old leaving the royal stoke hospital after a night shift last friday were the last time she was seen alive. after an extensive search of woodland and fields around the village of caverswall in rural staffordshire, a body was discovered by police at midday. those living nearby said there had been a heavy police presence here for days. just a lot of police activity, a lot of people about, and a police helicopter in the field, hovering around, which is normally a quiet lane. as we came back into the farm this morning about 10:30, there was quite a lot of activity around the entrance to the quarry at the bottom of the lane. there seemed to be police dogs and police officers. it was around 9am this morning when police closed off this quiet country lane about ten miles from stoke—on—trent. and it has been the focus of intense
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police activity ever since. then, late this afternoon, detectives confirmed that three men had been arrested. a 32—year—old who had been released on bail was rearrested on suspicion of murder. a 28—year—old and a 60—year—old man were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. the body has yet to be formally identified, as staffordshire police say they are supporting samantha eastwood's family at this difficult time. sarah corker, bbc news, in caverswall, staffordshire. two—thirds of plastic food containers which we put in our recycling bins end up being buried or burned because they can't be recycled. according to the local government association of england and wales, the combination of plastics used in many yoghurt pots and ready—meal trays mean they can't be properly processed. matt cole has the story. plastic isn't meant to end up here, choking this season
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and the life in it. but, despite a growing public awareness of the need to recycle, councils say their efforts are being undermined by manufacturers. it is at sites like these across the country that the recycling process begins. mountains of rubbish needing separating into what can and can't be reused. now, when it comes to plastic, well, there are bottles like this, fairly easy to separate and recycle. but what about these? plastic fruit punnets containing mixed materials. that is not so easy. and then there are these. black plastic microwave trays. the sensors in recycling sorting machines cannot detect the black and, as a consequence, problems with things like this that means two thirds of plastics end up just being thrown away. most ends up in landfill or is incinerated, but that is more expensive for councils and taxpayers. it's very confusing. i washed up black things for ages because i did not want them hanging
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around smelling before i went and put them into recycling and then heard that black, you know, you can't do it. to be honest, ijust look at it and go plastics going in there. i think that's what a lot of people do. the choice of packaging to present their product is seen as crucial by some manufacturers. but now there are calls to change. black plastic cannot be recycled currently and so we are saying actually black plastic should be banned completely and manufacturers should be made to use plastics that can be recycled. another solution could be to vary the current flat rate paid by manufacturers to help recycling costs, charging extra for more difficult materials. i think what we need to do is drive designers and manufacturers and brand retailers to go towards those types of packs that are more easily recycled. because these ones yield secondary material that can be used again. the government acknowledges
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more work is needed, but says it is working with manufacturers to improve recycling rates. matt cole, bbc news. labour's deputy leader, tom watson, has said the party faces eternal shame and will become unfit for government, unless it calls an immediate halt to the current damaging arguments about antisemitism. tom watson has given an interview to the observer newspaper. 0ur political correspondent leila nathoo is with me. tell me what tom watson is saying. difficult and for what. he says the —— he calls for labour to adopt all
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the principles against anti—semitic behaviour. this has caused a big argument internally. jeremy corbyn will exist those examples are included elsewhere in the guidelines but the fact that the definition exa m ples but the fact that the definition examples haven't been adopted in force caused tensions and tom watson is calling for that to be incorporated fully. he is also saying that disciplinary action launched against two lever mps having clashing with the leadership over anti—semitism should be dropped. —— labour. it is forceful and it comes a day afterjeremy corbyn has written an article trying to defend and reassure thejewish community, promising to root out anti—semitism within the party. interesting timing from tom watson on this. clearly, jeremy corbyn hopes that his article yesterday might try to calm the argument will stop if anything, it seems to have
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inflamed it still further. we now have an absolute broadside from jeremy corbyn‘s own deputy. this is becoming quite damaging to the party. it is. tom watson and jeremy corbyn have had their differences and that is no secret. having a seniorfigure like tom and that is no secret. having a senior figure like tom watson calling for a essentially a com pletely calling for a essentially a completely different strategy that jeremy corbyn is outlining. he had the opportunity in the article he wrote yesterday to say we will adopt this definition in full, including all of the examples. he stopped short of that. here we have tom watson saying no, that is what you should do. we have had other members of the shadow cabinet suggesting the same to simply put an end to this. there is a view clearly among senior labourfigures there is a view clearly among senior labour figures that the longer this persists, the longer the splits in the labour party a laid bare over this, we have etihad lots of labour mps incidentally expressing their support for tom watson's views before this was published online. —— we have already had lots of. this is
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growing within a senior figures at the labour party that the longer this goes on, the worse it looks for the party. tom watson is talking about rendering itself unfit for government and the party needs to ta ke government and the party needs to take a look in the mirror and presenting something that he says is fit to lead the nation. definitely, i think, this will be adding to the pressure onjeremy corbyn over his personal handling of this row. thank you very much the joining us. europe is continuing to swelter in an intense heatwave, with temperatures hitting near—record highs in spain and portugal. three people have died of heatstroke in spain, and a fire in the algarve has destroyed more than a thousand hectares of forest. sima kotecha reports from the spanish city of cordoba. there's hot and then there really hot and it is across the iberian peninsula. in southern portugal, the intensity of the heat led to wildfires. more than 1000 firefighters tackled
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the blaze in a popular tourist destination. here in cordoba in southern spain, by mid—morning, temperatures had already reached 30 celsius and then it got hotter. we arrived here yesterday afternoon when it was about 43 degrees. peter stayed in the hotel. i said, "i'm going out for a walk", and i came back pretty quickly. as this torrid weather continues, the government is frequently reminding people here how to stay cool and doctors have told us they are particularly concerned about those who are visiting from colder climates. it is so much warmer here, so much warmer but we have come to see cordoba and that is what we will do. i didn't listen to the health warnings. ijust wasn't going to cook my head. there's no sign of this extreme heat subsiding soon. forecasters say it is expected to be like this for at least a few days
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yet but determination often prevails and for some, no heatwave is going to get in the way of having a good time. sima kotecha, bbc news, cordoba. 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 maintained on north korea. karishma vaswani reports. less tha n less than two months before that iconic summit, the americans are back. the us secretary of state mike pompeo are here to meet with their cou nterpa rts pompeo are here to meet with their counterparts at the association of southeast nations. and while they acknowledged the process to deal
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nuclear north korea will take time, he also stressed how vital it is to keep up the pressure on pyongyang. he also stressed how vital it is to keep up the pressure on pyongyanglj have keep up the pressure on pyongyang.” have also emphasised the importance —— importance of making economic pressure on north korea. it is worth remembering this isn't just pressure on north korea. it is worth remembering this isn'tjust an american security goal. it is clear our partners and allies knows how important the denuclearisation of north korea is for their own security. mr pompeo's statements come after reports that north korea hasn't stopped its programmes, violating the un sanctions. he didn't do address it that said russia has started issuing work permits which they have denied. all countries should abide by the un
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security council. america will take it very seriously. it has been less than two months since president trump and kimjong—un met at than two months since president trump and kim jong—un met at the historic summit and work towards denuclearisation. we are still no closer to working out what that means. all that mike 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 on pyongyang will stay. 0ur washington correspondent 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 has been given to the un security council seems to suggest that north korea is finding
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ways to getting around sanctions and thatis ways to 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 concerned that there are businesses in russia that there are businesses in russia that are trying to do some deals with north korea. moscow might deny that that mike pompeo seemed very sure that as far as he is concerned, thatis sure that as far as he is concerned, that is happening and that is something that america feels 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 new summit of south—eastern asian countries of giving a letter to kim jong—un which indicates they do have relationship was of that has been
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seized on by the north koreans themselves. the foreign minister making very clear that what is alarming is the assistant —— persistent moves by the us to go back to the old far from its leader's intentions. that is an indication that they believe president trump believes one thing and some within his administration believe another. the headlines on bbc news: detectives searching for the missing midwife samantha eastwood say they have found a body. three people have been arrested. labour's deputy leader tom watson warns the party
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is in danger of making itself unfit for government — unless it halts the damaging arguments over anti—semitism two thirds of all plastic food packaging sent for recycling is buried or burned — because it can't actually be recycled it takes no little effort or spirit to put on your saturday best when you know you won't be here long. this test has little distance to run, but is capable of changing character at the speed of grease lightning. england had spent her summer nights dreaming of dismissing this man, virat kohli. india's best chance of scoring the 84 runs needed. first over, jimmy anderson couldn't get him, but did get dinesh karthik. four wickets to go. this was now a match.
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a session of tension. so much loaded on every near—miss, on every clean hit. kohli to 50, india 61 to win. england needed a change. 0n came ben stokes — who missed the ashes, who will miss the next test, as he is in court on an affray charge, but who got the biggest of wickets. kohli, lbw. the significance clear to him — and clearto him. in the same over, another followed. mohammed shami, two to go. adil rashid thought he had one of them. ishant sharma. the umpire disagreed. a review to settle the argument. the computer says yes. still, india crept towards their target, until ben stokes finally settled a memorable milestone match. you always get a great series between england and india and i expect nothing less for the next four games. it is set up beautifully. some fantastic cricket on both sides. a great advert for the game, a great advert for test cricket. england will be delighted at what happened out here in their 1000th test match. not only beating the number one side in the world, but doing so in a dramatic and enthralling style that proves the enduring theatre of test match cricket. patrick geary, bbc news, at edgbaston. ireland's women's hockey team have made history by reaching the final of the world cup. one of the lowest ranked teams in the tournament — they beat spain in a penalty
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shoot—out to set up a gold medal decider against the netherlands. jo currie reports from london. they came in their droves, and in all forms of transport, for a match they never dreamed they would be involved in. come on, ireland! never have ireland reached a senior world cup final in a team sport. forfans, it's been a last—minute scramble for flights and tickets. two weeks ago, when the tournament got under way, most people predicted it would be england playing this semifinal. but along the way, ireland have beaten the odds — and teams ranked much higher than them — to find themselves on the cusp of history. and this all ireland side, a team ranked 16th in the world, were about to bare their teeth. anna 0'flanagan getting them off to a dream start with the final touch to settle the nerves early on as they dominated the first half. a change of ends, though, brought a change of fortune. alica magaz levelling for spain and ensuring the match headed to penalties. for the second game in a row, ireland took their chances
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in a shoot out. with it tied at 2—2 after the first five rounds, it went to sudden death. it came down to gillian pinder, and the midfielder stood tall, sending her team through to a first ever world cup final. the netherlands awaits them, but this team of irish amateurs are on the brink of becoming world beaters. jo currie, bbc news, at the lee valley hockey centre in london. adam peaty has broken his own world record in the 100 metres breastroke to win britain's first swimming gold at the european championships in glasgow. 0ur correspondentjoe wilson was there to see him do it. there was one reason to take your eyes off adam peaty in glasgow. to watch the clock. the world record 57.13 he was chasing was his own. on tv, a red line marks the pace he needed. for context, britain's james wilby — an excellent second — was over a second and a half behind. he's broken the world record, 57.00.
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peaty, in disbelief, looked to see his time. the crowd already knew. well, you can hear the crowd's roar. that's notjust for the result, but for the record. remember, adam peaty referred to these championships as a kind of mini 0lympics. what he's done is given the whole thing status. peaty‘s performance was unmissable. but look past his physique — try. the mind really matters. i've learnt a big lesson this season, tojust enjoy being me. i'm not trying to pretend to be anyone else. and, you know, i love what i do. and, you know, the crowd definitely got their money's worth tonight. well, more of peaty to come here, but if people make cities, world records make championships. joe wilson, bbc news, glasgow. britain's second gold medal of the day came in the final race in the velodrome, where ethan hayter claimed his first major title in the four event omnium. the teenager was in fifth place after the first race, but produced a superb display
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in the final 25km points race to claim gold. he saw off a strong field, including the reigning 0lympic world and european champions. it is my first championships and the world ‘s. i guess i did the commonwealth games and had really good legs there, i was close to winning a medal and itjust did not quite come off, and it is great to win today. katie archibald's hopes of winning a fifth successive european 3,000m individual pursuit title came to an end as she lost to lisa brennauer in the final. —— england's georgia hall is still in contention at the women's british open — just a shot off the lead going into sunday's final round. thailand's pornanong phatlum takes a one shot lead into the final round on 13 under par after shooting 69 on saturday. the same score as hall, whose putter came to her rescue on more than one occasion, with a birdie at the last meaning she'll be in the final group tomorrow. over on the men's tour, rory mcilroy and ian poulter are tied for second place
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at the bridgestone invitational in 0hio. they are both three shots off leaderjustin thomas who is on 14—under. that's all the sport for now. i will see you again soon. thanks. 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. speaking to the today programme on radio four, anne longfield said the cuts in council funding could have "catastrophic consequences" for vulnerable children. 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 at a statutory minimum. and my concern is that that won't cover children in situations that you or i would think
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that they desperately need help, living in families where they're neglected, severe mental health of families, domestic violence and the like. the westbound carriageway of the m48 severn bridge has reopened after what was called an "unprecedented" level of staff sickness led to the closure. 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 has 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. donald campbell's bluebird has taken to the water
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for the first time in more than 50 years. the restored hydroplane, which crashed in 1967, killing its famous pilot, was launched in front of cheering crowds on the isle of bute. 0ur correspondent catriona renton was there. the final checks, after 17 years of painstaking restoration, as bluebird prepares to get back in the water. tense moments, but also exciting. just to be able to touch it is amazing, but to actually be able to be privileged enough to actually get in it and mash it, that is pretty good. bluebird was salvaged from coniston water in the lake district in 2001. around 90% of her body work has been restored from the original. this is notjust a technical feat for those involved, but a personal one. emily's father has been working on this all her life. this boat has changed his life and made him so proud of his friends and his team and this has
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really changed our family, and i'm really proud of him. one, two, three. today was the culmination of all that work, a labour of love. bluebird was finally ready to launch — almost. take it back out! but there was a need for some assistance. one last push and she was off. yay. it's more than 51 years since bluebird was last on the water, and here she is, fully restored, back where she belongs. donald campbell's daughter clutched her father's mascot, that was also rescued from the wreckage. i mean, the lump in my throat and electric shocks travelling through my spine are just something almost indescribable. as you say, we've waited a long, long time but everything good is worth waiting for. today was about seeing that bluebird is watertight and checking her buoyancy. tomorrow, it is likely people on the island will hear her
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as herjet engine is set to be put to the test. now let's show you some pictures of a case of rhino road rage in mexico, where a rhino picked a fight with a van full of people on a zoo safari. you can see the male rhino repeatedly charging at the vehicle as zoo keepers move to safety. the van got away, a little worse for wear, and no—one was injured. the park says the male rhino's show of aggression was all to do with a female rhino nearby. clearly seen of any competition there. now it's time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins. hello. by the end of this forecast, the temperature contrast we have seen recently between north and south will not be so pronounced that suddenly some contrast across the country on sunday. england and wales, the lion ‘s share of the
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sunshine. meanwhile the scotland and northern ireland, much more cloud, a kornfeil and also some outbreaks apache rain. the satellite picture tells the story very well, this side of cloud seeding into northern ireland and across the scotland, clear skies to england and wales. it sets up the picture. hit fine, said weather, plenty of sunshine, again the best of that across england and wales. still cloud the northern ireland and scotland, if you sunny spells particularly to the east of high ground ‘s rain starting to write to the west and east late in the day. mid to high 20s celsius for much of england and wales, close to 30 celsius once again the and east anglia. some changes for the west of scotla nd anglia. some changes for the west of scotland and northern ireland during the evening as outbreaks of rain move to hear. in the south, we stay mainly dry to sunday evening and again, plenty of sunshine to end the
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day. this month starting to move its way in, strengthening the breeze sunday night into monday. near working week starts rather dampen party across northern ireland scotland. some of that name will start to creep southwards and into the far north of england. we are holding on to the heat, temperatures even higher again for central, southern and south—east england. temperatures will exceed 30 celsius in some places. we're not under the heat just yet. heading in some places. we're not under the heatjust yet. heading into tuesday, we had this dividing line, this month to the north of it. to the south and east, still grow warm, plenty of sunshine. this cooler air really trying to sink its way eastwards and eventually we will see that toppling its way southwards and those orange and red colours being replaced by something more yellow, a little bit cooler. some outbreaks of rain across parts of scotland, down in the north—west england as well. a bit more cloud across wales for the
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south and east, temperatures again are going to be exceeding 31 degrees. further north across england and wales, temperatures starting to come down. for wednesday, for most, it is mainly dry day. there will be a few showers around, it looks that most of these will be across western scotland, northern ireland, north—west england with the middle part of the week, and we are starting slowly to lose that he'd across central and southern england but still quite present in the sunshine. 20 to 2a celsius. it is late in the week we start to see that northerly to north—west winds, the atlantic influence getting across all of us. was starting to lose those red and orange colours, that heat and humidity finally leaving us. looking quite a bit cooler in london as we head towards next weekend and perhaps some showers around as well. many of us do need some appreciable rain, is there any in the outlook?
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well, there is a chance of some showers. with a west north—westerly wind, they are going to be across western and north—western parts of the country. maybe not very much appreciable rain in the south—east, what we will see is much cooler weather. bye—bye.


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