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reeta. very mixed weather over the week ahead, if anything, low pressure will be shaping our weather, rather than high pressure, so we are weather, rather than high pressure, so we are in for atlantic winds, and that means we will find most of the showers or rain in the north—west of the uk, generally speaking towards the uk, generally speaking towards the south—east it will be drier, and it may be warmer for a while as well. today, though, not to warm out there, not a great deal of sunshine, evenin there, not a great deal of sunshine, even in gloucestershire the cloud has spread out a little bit, and elsewhere, here in york, well, the cloud much more threatening, and we have already had one or two showers. there will be more of those to come over the next few hours. 19—20, the central belt, northern ireland, low 20s widely for england and wales. not too many showers for the south—west, wales, into the midlands, but more widespread and heavy showers in the south—east, thunderstorms across east anglia, up towards northern england as well. generally dry across northern ireland through the rest of the day,
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pretty cloudy, as across scotland, a bit of rain and drizzle left over from the weekend. that should eventually fade away overnight, those showers, especially down the eastern side of england, will linger into the evening, heavy and thundery, slow—moving, before fading away later in the night. clear spells here and there, a fair bit of cloud coming in off the atlantic, keeping temperatures, one night, iii typically. as we head into tuesday and perhaps wednesday, a weather front arriving from the mid—atlantic, providing pulses of rain. we have got this split, more clouds, patchy rain for northern ireland, coming into scotland, not too much rain in eastern scotland. much of england and wales will be dry, few if any showers, but cloud building and spreading out, so temperatures tomorrow won't be far away from what we are seeing today. moving into wednesday, we're going
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to find some more widespread rain coming into the north—west, this could be heavier, moving over the irish sea into the north—west of england, into wales as well, the south—east still dry. the winds will be stronger, and western coasts gusts of 30—a0 mph. warm air where we see sunshine in the south—east of england, temperatures of 25, maybe 26 degrees, cooler where it is wetter towards the north—west. that rain is coming courtesy of this weather front here, and rain is coming courtesy of this weatherfront here, and it rain is coming courtesy of this weather front here, and it will drive southwards to take some rain into the south—east on thursday, because the jet stream is pushing its way further south. that will draw in behind the rain some cooler, pressure airport thursday, with a mixture of sunshine, some showers in the north—west. reeta. a thank you, darren. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. the government launches a drive to eradicate homelessness in england within the decade, but numbers have been going up for the last seven years. when you are starving and hungry,
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there is nowhere to go and get some food. to have a shower or change clothes. tackling the touts, ticketmaster is closing two websites which allow people to offload unwanted tickets. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. the time is 1:30pm and i'm ben croucher with the latest from the bbc sports centre. after becoming the first british athlete to win three gold medals at a single european championships, dina asher smith says she's only looking to the future now she's due to arrive in the uk this afternoon, fresh from anchoring the women's 4 by 100 metre relay team to gold in berlin last night. she's now one of the favourites at the world championships next year. it feels really special. i haven't
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taken it in, but it feels really special. thanks to these ladies were putting me in such a position when we came into the last leg. we said there was no way we were going to let anyone else but us win today, so thank you, and a great performance all round. well the european championships might have finished in glasgow and berlin — but today sees the start of another. the para—swimming europeans take place this week. it's the first major competition for the british team since the rio paralympics. our reporter kate grey is in dublin. kate. . .. welcome to dublin, and a very green pool welcome to dublin, and a very green pool, because we are in dublin. it is the first day of competition, and it will be taking place at the next seven days for these european championships. great britain had 2a athletes in action over the competition. it was an impressive performance this morning by
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defending european champion scott quin in the 100 metres breaststroke. he won his heat and managed to qualify in first position. he will be hoping to get closer to that world record, which he has been chasing for a while. he won silver in rio. he will bejoined by conor morrison, who qualified in fourth and will be hoping to push for those medals and win his first major international medal. there will be more debutants is taking place today. we saw maisie summers newton going in their women's 50 metres freestyle. she qualified in fourth position with her team—mate ellie robinson. they will have some tough competition from the ukrainians who are ranked number one and number two. a really interesting race
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there. looking ahead to the finals, there. looking ahead to the finals, the s 14 there. looking ahead to the finals, the 514100 there. looking ahead to the finals, the s 14100 metres women's breaststroke will take place later on, with louise fitt is making the fastest time in europe this year. she will have tough competition from her team—mates. lots to look forward to the first day competition. many thanks indeed. the world boccia championships are taking place in liverpool right now and there has already been some success for great britain today. world number one in the bc one class, david smith beat subin tipmanee of thailand 15—0. that makes it two wins out of two for the paralympic champion and puts him through to the last 16 with a game to spare. india captain virat kohli says he's confident he'll be able to bat in the third test against england despite being in pain from a back injury. kohli is india's top scorer in the series but was clearly uncomfortable at the crease as india lost the second test. he's only got until saturday to ease the problem. we are confident with rehab and
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strengthening i should be ready for the next game, although not the same intensity in the field. i should be good enough to hold a position in the field and be 100% with the bat. again, iwill the field and be 100% with the bat. again, i will have to look at the running bit of things, which was difficult today. that is sore. and some breaking news for you. danny kerry has left the gb and england women's hockey teams to become head coach of the men's teams — we'll have more on that in the next hour. thanks very much indeed. let's hear more now from the housing ministerjames brokenshire on that announcement of a fund to tackle homlessness. the 100 million is in respect of the reprioritisation of our budgets. around half of that is new money to rough sleeping and homelessness, but it isa rough sleeping and homelessness, but it is a question of prioritisation.
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that's why we know this is important. i know there is more that we need to do in respect of dealing with the challenges of people being out on the street. it's not acceptable. it really is a priority for me, one of my first things i did as secretary of state was announce funding fora as secretary of state was announce funding for a programme called housing first, in three parts of the country, to have speedier housing and support around people to keep them in that supported environment. this really is a priority and is why yesterday marks the foundations. i wa nt to yesterday marks the foundations. i want to see annual reviews of the strategy so this becomes a living document, something that actually has impact and effect, because i wa nt to has impact and effect, because i want to see people off the street and be able to build on the work we have already done to see that people are not there, because no one, no one goes out on the street voluntarily. these are some of the most vulnerable people we know are in the community and why we need to
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make that difference. reports suggest at least 67 people, including children have been killed and many are still missing following a blast that brought down a building in the syrian province of idlib. the building is said to have contained munitions belonging to an arms trafficker. idlib is the last major rebel—held area, and is expected to be the next target for syrian armed forces. 0ur middle east correspondent martin patience says tactics used by the regime means the civilian population of idlib has swelled. there are 3 million people in idlib. this region has seen a swelling population in the last years and that is because the syrian government have been cutting deals with rebels. they leave areas close to damascus and the south of the country and move to idlib. in effect, it has become a dumping ground for the rebels. there are 70,000 fighters, according to one estimate, and the big fear is that if there is a big syrian goverment offensive, pushing into what is the last major
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opposition stronghold the country, people will simply have nowhere to go. the rebels will fight, because they will not accept any other amnesty deal, and a un is warning that this could potentially turn into a bloodbath. so they are estimating that perhaps tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of people may cross into turkey. and i think turkey is a key player in all of this. they have warned against any syrian goverment offensive because it doesn't want to see hundreds of thousands of syrians pouring into the country, and it doesn't want to see instability in that part of north—western syria. so, some are suggesting we might not see a government offensive, but we might see some kind of political resolution between the major players in syria. as the government tries to boost trade links with countries outside the eu ahead of brexit there's a big focus on technology. new government backed "technology hubs" are being set up — helping companies find trading partners and get started
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in new countries, and also increase digital skills in the workplace. a uk—israel hub already exists and more are in the pipeline — as jonathan josephs reports. these israeli—designed electric trucks could offer britain a route to boosting foreign trade after brexit. tevva, the company behind them, is expanding its based in chelmsford bringing more than a0 jobs and £20 million of investment. it is one of more than 300 israeli tech firms that now have a uk presence. when you, as an entrepreneur, where you decide to do business, it is about things like investors, things like especially access to great team members, great engineers, and a great market to start and trial your product. i would have preferred that it there wouldn't have been this complication called brexit, but i am sure we will overcome anything thrown at us.
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what they are doing is letting ai interpret your medical imaging data... more israeli firms are on the way. at this event in london, about 200 business leaders from both countries are hearing ideas about where the opportunities of tomorrow could lie, and getting the chance to meet each other. since the uk—israel tech hub was launched, there has been huge growth in trade between the two countries, thanks to events like this one being run by the uk israel business group. by bringing companies together to do deals like this, the uk government hopes that the tech hub model can be rolled out in other countries after brexit, boosting trade. in seven years, the hub has brought an estimated £800 million boost to the uk economy, recently celebrated at the opening of the london stock exchange. companies from india, brazil and south africa could find themselves in this position soon as the uk government rolls out more tech hubs. they will help with setting up
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in the uk on issues ranging from visas to finding investment. the benefits of this model is that it allows us to rapidly connect uk businesses with fast—growing, disruptive technology businesses that are being developed around the world. this means uk businesses can either create partnerships, can make acquisitions of those companies, but also it means those companies see what the uk has to offer and see the uk as a place where they can expand. whilst the electric truck company has limited concern that brexit will stop the uk economy motoring ahead, others fear it will cause widespread disruption, particularly to foreign trade. but the uk government thinks technology will be key to the road ahead. jonathan josephs, bbc news, central london. for 50 years oil rigs in the north sea have not only extracted the black stuff but created jobs in the north east of scotland.
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with the easy—to—get—at oil extracted, companies are now looking to make the industry viable for decades to come. kevin keane reports. in this industry, even the most menialjobs come with added risk. but these places, seen by so few of us, are the powerhouse of our carbon—driven economy, at least for now. some of these structures have been here almost since the industry was born, but 50 years on it's innovation which is driving it into the future. we have to be a lot smarter about how we are getting it out, so they are bringing in a lot more technology, such as online monitoring, digitalisation, predictive analysis. because these platforms are decades old, the easily accessible oil has been extracted. getting the left over oil means technology is relied on. this area is the sharp end, the well head is here, these are the christmas trees and, if you look at the shape of them,
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you can understand why. after here, the product is separated into oil and gas before being piped to the land. it is a real team effort — being 140 miles from aberdeen, they have to be self—sufficient. there's some room for relaxation. the industry is past its peak of the late 1990s. the oil is depleting and there is a new focus on shale gas as well as renewables. but the man in charge tells me the industry still has a bright future. it is a declining basin. it is a mature basin. mother nature is a force. the resources get smaller. we are definitely very significant and important. we produce more than two thirds of the primary energy needs of the uk. many of these platforms were never expected to still be around today. the process of removing them is now ramping up, and so this seascape will probably look very different in another 50 years.
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in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news... the government promises more money to tackle rough sleeping in england and help deal with mental health problems and addictions. ticketmaster announces the closure of its resale sites to try to combat touts hiking up prices. turkey's central bank says its taken measures to maintain financial stability, after its currency sank to an historic low. i'm ben bland. in the business news: turkey's central bank has said it is ready to take "all necessary measures" to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the lira. it has vowed to provide banks with "all the liquidity" they need. this is all after a worsening diplomatic row with the us prompted market turmoil in the country. shares in bayer —
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the german pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant — have fallen almost 10% in early trading in frankfurt. it's the first time they've been traded since an american court ruled that one of monsanto's weedkillers was linked to a man's cancer on friday and ordered a damages pay—out of nearly $300m. bayer completed its takeover of monsanto in june. monsanto denies the cancer link and says it will appeal. almost half of older workers feel unsupported by their employers, despite the fact that millions are working longer, according to research published by aviva today. it warns that a failure to support such workers risks a "disheartened and discouraged over—50s" workforce. uk firms are finding it hard to filljobs — because there's a shortage of suitable candidates. this is according to research by the chartered institute of personnel and development —
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which surveyed 2,000 employers. it says this is because of fewer eu workers coming to the uk this year. joining us now is gerwyn davies, senior labour market analyst, at the chartered institute of personnel and development. so, what kind ofjobs are we talking about? it seems that recruitment difficulties exist across nearly all sectors of the uk economy, but they are particularly sectors of the uk economy, but they a re particularly prevalent sectors of the uk economy, but they are particularly prevalent in areas such as construction, it and transport and storage. 0ne such as construction, it and transport and storage. one of the reasons for these rising difficulties is that we are seeing strong demand for workers, but that is not being met with sufficient labour supply. surely this will even out if the government attracts migrant workers from outside the eu won't it? we already have a very stringent cap
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on non—eu workers, it amounts to tens of thousands, which is putting huge pressure on demand for non—eu workers. and because of the fall in net eu migration, it is having an impact. but a record low level of unemployment, you can see why we have seen a sharp increase in recruitment pressures in the past year, which we have not been reporting on in recent years while we have been analysing this particular set of data.|j we have been analysing this particular set of data. i have to admit, i was looking through your research and it had been scratching my china research and it had been scratching my chin a little bit, because if there is a shortage of suitable candidates, surely the answer is that firms should increase starting salaries and wages to attract and retain people, although research says that only half of them are doing that. our research suggests that certain key workers that
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organisations are keen to hold onto, as well as those they are keen to attract, will benefit from higher salaries. the majority won't, and thatis salaries. the majority won't, and that is because the uk has got very wea k that is because the uk has got very weak productivity growth. until we address that particular problem, we won't be able to afford the more widespread pay increases we all expect. joining the dots between two stories, there is a report saying that over 50s feel unsupported by employers. is this not increase opportunity? if there are vacancies there, that would allow them to move. one of the key benefits from brexit is that organisations will have to be more creative and flexible in their approach. one of the key opportunities that exists is to increase flexible working opportunities for older workers and pa rent opportunities for older workers and parent returners. they are one of the most underutilised sectors of
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the most underutilised sectors of the market. thank you. holiday group tui travel led the ftse100fallers on monday morning after its shares fell. they are still down this lunchtime. thomas cook and easyjet are also down. those fears about turkey are weighing down the stock markets — notjust the ftse100 but also the other main european markets. some big european banks share prices have fallen — particularly ones that have lent money to turkey and its businesses. among them, bbva, unicredit and bnp paribas. asia's markets ended monday's session in negative territory as investors sold off riskier assets, including asian stocks, amid turkey's currency crisis. that's all the business news. i'll be back with more throughout the afternoon. a killer whale has stopped carrying her dead newborn calf, 17 days since she was first spotted off the coast of vancouver island. the mother, known as j35, covered 1,000 miles during this record breaking mourning period. killer whales have been known
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to carry their dead for a week. we've been hearing from richard sabin, principal curator of mammals at the natural history museum, who told us about the importance of the bond between a female killer whale and her child. we are finding out more and more about killer whales as the years go by. they are incredibly complicated in terms of their behaviour. genetically, they are different. across the ocean, they have different patterns of feeding, communication, the way that they transmit information from one generation to the next. we are learning things all the time about killer whales that, actually, some of the traits they have, some of their behavioural traits, maybe ten or 15 years ago, would have been thought to be uniquely human. so this evidence that we now have of a female carrying her calf, her dead calf, for this great length of time, shows the depth of connection between the mother and the offspring. again, from our perspective, it is one of the things that is terribly important for researchers to do, is to gather this kind
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of information because it shows how incredibly connected these animals are. killer whale pods tend to be matriarchal, they are led by a dominant female or females. actually, killer whales are one of the other species, apart from humans, where the females, the older females, go through menopause. so they stop reproducing, they invest their time in teaching the young in the pod, and they also basically do that so they don't compete with their daughters. the thing is that there is a very close connection between the mother and the offspring. we don't know whether or not what we are actually seeing is mourning per se, but it is obviously some evidence of a great bond between the two. one of the things about killer whales is that are very easy, to a certain extent, to identify from a vessel or from land — their black and white markings, the shape of the dorsal fins — so these individuals can be given a name and researchers can follow them through space and time, and we can see how they interact with each other. but certainly this close bond that there does appear to be between the mother and the offspring is
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demonstrated by this episode. las vegas is associated with the nickname sin city. it has another, though — the city of lights. last night, the best show in town was a free one, it may look amazing but this thunderstorm has caused chaos. it moved in through the east with wind speeds as high as 70 miles an hour and has left tens of thousands of homes across the state without power. america's national weather service warned of flash floods and dust storms. we've got some remarkable pictures out of china for you, a car narrowly escaped falling into a sinkhole. it opened up after hours of torrential rain in the north west of the country. local residents helped pull the car to safety. nobody was injured, according to state media. now it's time for a look at the weather.
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this week it looks like pressure will be lower rather than hire, which means brisk atlantic winds coming our way which means brisk atlantic winds coming oui’ way over which means brisk atlantic winds coming our way over the week ahead. most of the rain showers will be in the north—west of the uk, and generally it will be drier and warmerfor generally it will be drier and warmer for a generally it will be drier and warmerfor a while generally it will be drier and warmer for a while towards the south—east. not a great deal of sunshine around today, temperatures near average, 19—20 in central scotla nd near average, 19—20 in central scotland and northern ireland, the low 20s across england and wales. we have seen more showers developing, despite the fact there is not a great deal of sunshine around. it is a lwa ys great deal of sunshine around. it is always going to be that bit drier across wales and the south—west, but as you head east, particularly east anglia and north yorkshire, some heavy thundery showers developing. generally drive for northern ireland, but this low cloud and damp drizzly weather left over into the early evening across scotland.
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overnight, things dry off in scotland. those heavy showers in eastern england will pique. —— will decay. a fairly warm night, 12—15dc 01’ so. decay. a fairly warm night, 12—15dc orso. on decay. a fairly warm night, 12—15dc or so. on tuesday and probably wednesday, we have this weather front that can be traced all the way back into the mid—atlantic, and we will find pulses of rain running along that. for many parts of england and wales on tuesday, it will be dry and there will be more in the way of sunshine, though cloud will fill injuring the day. rain coming into scotland and northern ireland, most of the rank of western scotland, not much in the east, where it will feel a little warmer. 25 celsius is the highest temperature, and that's in the south—east of england. on wednesday, the winds will be fresher along western coasts. we will also find more widespread and heavier rain coming into scotland and northern
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ireland but also the north—west of england and perhaps not far away from north wales. higher pressure in the south—east, so here is where we will find the best of the sunshine and warmth, 25—26dc. this rain front will push down towards the south—east by thursday as the jet strea m south—east by thursday as the jet stream buckles its way southwards. we draw down some cooler and fresher air with we draw down some cooler and fresher airwith any rain we draw down some cooler and fresher air with any rain being replaced by sunshine and showers. hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm: new action on homelessness — the government says it wants to make rough sleeping a thing of the past. but where is the promised £100 million coming from? when you are starving and hungry and you ain't got no money, there's nowhere to go and get some food or anything, to have a shower or a change of clothes. tackling the touts — ticketmaster is closing two of its secondary ticketing websites, which allow people to offload unwanted tickets. a not—so—warm welcome to the uk — delays at heathrow airport passport control left passengers queuing for up to two—and—a—half
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hours last month. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport with ben. the usa confirm the first eight members of their ryder cup team. but, after his runner—up performance at the us pga championships, will tiger woods be on the plane to paris? he says it's pretty cool to be in contention.
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