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wearing an england football shirt and grinning in the garden of his home at kensington palace. another shows the young prince on holiday. time for a look at the weather. here's susan powell. thank you. some really significant heat set to build across the uk this week. temperatures soaring notjust by day but we will have some very hot nights, where temperatures fall no lower than the mid 20, here we are this afternoon but notice how that colour intensifies as we go through tuesday, this hotspot really builds in the east on wednesday, and for much of central and eastern england we are talking about temperatures in the low possibly to the mid 30s by thursday, and one or two two is not spots could get close to thejuly record of 37 degrees set
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at heathrow in july 2015. to thejuly record of 37 degrees set at heathrow injuly 2015. here we are at the moment with cloud to the south and west but that will continue burning off through the afternoon and the temperatures rising across england and wales, northern ireland much more warmer than yesterday as we see increasing amounts of sunshine and warmth for southern around eastern scotland. rain that just slowly clears away north wards so perhaps 17 or 18 the highs here, we could get up to 30 in eastern england. the rain finally sta rts eastern england. the rain finally starts to pull away from the high land and the western isles by the end of the night. misty and murky for northern england. a humid night as well, uncomfortable in some spots the lows no lower than 20 or 21. so, a sticky start to tuesday, a murky one for some as well but i think by the time we get to the afternoon we are talking about a story of wall—to—wall sunshine. much clearer towards the north—west with that front. notice how the heat spreads through the uk, we could see 32
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perhaps 33 across parts of east anglia tuesday afternoon. thing also start to go bump in the night as we go into tuesday night, a weather front comes into the mix. in the evening, i think some pretty lively weather through the rush hour, and just look at how the plume mushrooms across the uk through tuesday night. the worst of it though should be out of the way for wednesday morning's rush hour but lively thunderstorms tuesday night, wednesday, we are back into the sunny regime and again the heat particularly for central and eastern areas, perhaps fresher towards the north—west. thursday, looks like it will be the peak of the heat. 36 degrees possible, possibly even hitting that 37 somewhere, at the moment it looks like in the south—east of england. by like in the south—east of england. by the end of the week, though, our story starts to change. probably a relief for some. a cold front will come in, not bringing too much in the way of rain, so gardeners you are out and about wartering but it will drop the temperature, saturday looks like it could bring the
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possibility of some very wet wetter to the south—west, but back to average temperatures by the time we get to the weekend. looe look out for a bit of a scorcher in the next few days. a reminder of our top story. hours before the conservative leadership ballot closes — a foreign office minister resigns at the prospect of borisjohnson becoming prime minister. 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. it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. adam peaty has won world championship gold in the 100 metres breaststroke for the third time.
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he broke the 57 second mark and his own world record in the semi—finals yesterday in a target that peaty had nicknamed ‘project 56'. today, he finished streets ahead of the compeition in south korea, as ben croutcher reports. when it seems your main competition is yourself, just try to make the numbers are small as possible. this is adam peaty. in the field debate, but ina is adam peaty. in the field debate, but in a race against time. he smashed his own world record in the semifinals, the first man under 57 seconds. his mantra, do it once, do it twice, grip better. adam peaty is normally the one out in front by some distance. goodness me, this is very exciting indeed! by halfway the destination of the gold medal was
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decided, but how long would it take to get there? not long. adam peaty was ina to get there? not long. adam peaty was in a class of one. he said i wa nt to was in a class of one. he said i want to do it, do and do it again. and he has done it! my goodness me, adam peaty is the world champion for the third time in a row. the time absolutely brilliant. that time 57.14 was the fourth fastest in history, more than a second faster than anybody has ever swam. my biggest statement today was going faster than yesterday. amid a tiny mistake on the first length trying to force the speed a bit too much. i'm still learning. if there is still room for improvement, his world record in the 50 metres could be injeopardy tomorrow. the question is, how low can adam peaty gout? staying with swimming, and the australian mack horton refused to share the medal podium with chinese rival sun yang, after accusing him of being a "drug cheat". sun won gold in the 400m freestyle just ahead of horton.
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he was suspended in 2014 for testing positive for a banned substance, which he said was for a heart complaint. gareth bale looks to be on his way out of real madrid, if boss zinedine zidane is to be believed. bale was left out of the squad for a preseason friendly, and zidane says the welshman‘s departure would be "good for everyone". bale's agent, jonathan barnett, has called zidane "a disgrace". the 30—year—old has been linked with manchestewr united, bayern munich and a lucrative move to china. tracey neville says she doesn't know who will replace her as the head coach of england's netball team. they finished third at the world cup, beating south africa in the third place play off in liverpool yesterday. it was neville's last match in charge as she takes a step back from the sport. i look at the coaches within england and, you know, you wanted to go to one of your fellow coaches who you have come up with through the
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netball circles, you know how dedicated they are to the sport and they know the culture of english sport. i think that is really, really important for the roses. but it isn't done to us to make that decision and we know that england apple will make the best decision for this programme and we will support them 100%. danny cipriani has been left oput of england's latest training squad. the gloucester fly—half had been named in eddiejones‘ official world cup training squad at the start of the month. but his omission from the squad travelling to italy mean his chances of making the final squad forjapan are slim. there is lots more on the bbc sport website and app, including all the reaction to shane lowry‘s brilliant win at the open championship. that's all the sport for now, more in afternoon live. england's chief medical officer has warned that the uk must not be complacent in meeting global healthcare goals, amid the threat from infectious diseases which "do not recognise borders." in her final annual report before stepping down after nine years in the role, dame sally davies said countries shouldn't focus solely on domestic health and she called
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for international health leaders to share their knowledge and experience. she was speaking to my colleague carrie gracie. it is terribly important that we engage strongly, as we do not come forwards and global health because we are an cryptically linked and the threat anywhere is a threat to us. we are only as strong as our weakest link. so give us some case studies, some examples of where those are that we need to work on. it is mainly infections that impact on us. it is mainly infections that impact on us. things like monkeypox last year coming in from nigeria. things like ebola or sars, mers or even flu. but the point is, if countries do not have strong health systems, then they cannot cope when they have a threat, a local threat, and it can spill over and get ever bigger. the threats are changing
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across the world. we are seeing far more non—communicable diseases, things like stroke, heart disease, mental health problems, obesity, diabetes. if those use what fragile health services people have got, then when some other threat comes along unexpectedly, it can spill over and we are all at risk. there is mutual learning to be done. we need to health systems going forward that work not only for us but future generations. then there isa but future generations. then there is a security, as i've been explaining. what about the domestic dimension? we will get a new prime minister this week. borisjohnson has raised questions over a sugar
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tax to deal with obesity and other forms of ill—health. tax to deal with obesity and other forms of ill-health. what is your view on that? my understanding is that he doesn't want fiscal measures u nless that he doesn't want fiscal measures unless there is evidence. i can understand that. the model and works andi understand that. the model and works and i think the evidence is there. what we need to do now is collect the evidence, put it together and demonstrate to him how important fiscal measures can be. the great thing about the sugar levy is it isn't a tax. it pushed companies to reformulate, taking out 45 million kilos of sugar every year from soft drinks that her children drink. 0ur children to drink more fizzy soft drinks than any others in europe. i am happy to look at the evidence. 0ur am happy to look at the evidence. our policy should be evidence—based. if the evidence is presented to him, would he be persuaded part or are at their persuaders on the other side?
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his history as mayor, and what i inferfrom his history as mayor, and what i infer from what he said was that the evidence is there, he will take it. the mother of a young man who broke his neck in an accident at a spanish water park has spoken for the first time about what happened to her son. 23—year—old david briffaut, who lives in benfleet, in essex, was left seriously injured after going on a water slide in benidorm earlier this month. robby west has this report. 0n holiday in benidorm, david briffaut was celebrating with his girlfriend after she finished her degree. after going down this water slide, he broke his neck in two places. you sent him on holiday, saying have a lovely time, he has with his best friend that his girlfriends. you just don't know
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what to think, what to say. you just wa nt to ta ke what to think, what to say. you just want to take it away and they could better. following the accident, david was taken to this hospital in alicante. his david was taken to this hospital in alica nte. his mother told david was taken to this hospital in alicante. his mother told me what it was like walking into the ward and seeing his son on life support. they took us time to see him and he was in intensive care, just laying there with so many machines on him. he was ona with so many machines on him. he was on a ventilator. he was awake and he just looked so vulnerable and scared. tell us about david, what sort of sum he is? every mum says this, but he isjust wonderful. he is funny, kind, he loves his sport. he plays golf to a very high level. he plays golf to a very high level. he played for essex. he plays off three. he loves anything. he is not a stay—at—home boy at all.
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three. he loves anything. he is not a stay-at-home boy at all. david's sister, hannah, is also staying in alicante with the family. what has this incident on for david's life? it has turned it upside down. he is so it has turned it upside down. he is so strong, but his life is changed forever. i can put it into words. the water park said it was very sad, but added that the park is not responsible for the accident. we wa nt to responsible for the accident. we want to know why and how it could happen. it is going to be a very long road back to whatever recovery we can hope for. the family have thanked people who donated to a crowdfunding page which has raised more than 72,000 points to help pay for david's care when he returns home. we are grateful for that people are doing for us. i know people are doing for us. i know people say this, but it does make a huge, huge difference. it is for david, it is his life and we need to
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be there, we will be there to support him every step of the way. he is determined and he can be quite stubborn, as well, which is probably good because he will need to be for what lies ahead. a huge fire at a shopping centre in north—east london is now under control. at its peak, 25 fire engines and around 150 firefighters were called to the mall in walthamstow. part of the roof of the two storey building was alight. firefighters remain on the scene, damping down throughout the afternoon. police are asking people to avoid the surrounding area. most employers have policies to help staff to deal with drug and alcohol misuse, but trade unions say this support doesn't exist for people addicted to gambling. unite has drawn up a charter to help bosses approach the issue. fiona lamdin has been speaking to some former addicts to see if the advice could have helped them. yeah, it's ruined my life.
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i've lost five jobs, seven partners. i've lived in 26 different homes. terry has been gambling for four decades. for years he managed to hold down a job as a psychiatric nurse within the nhs. i knew i'd be working with individuals and their monies, and so i told my boss at the time that i've got a gambling problem. but terry's warnings were ignored. i stole a patient‘s credit card and over the next ten days eventually gambled ten, ten times £200 — £2000. he ended up losing hisjob and getting a criminal record. and that's why the trade union unite have introduced a new policy on gambling, so bosses know who to turn to if their employees are struggling. good morning, gambling service, how can i help? charities like this one in the centre of bristol have been helping problem gamblers for years.
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gambling is a hidden issue. and if people have the ability to talk about their issues at work around problem gambling, then hr departments and line managers can make referrals to an organisation such as ours. another town, another family whose lives have been ruined by gambling. he was a very extrovert guy. he loved life and he played in loads of bands. he enjoyed his life a lot. butjosh was leading a double life. by 17 he was addicted to gambling. when he went to university his first term's loan was gone within a week. and by september 2015, aged just 23, josh was in a very dark place. he put his suit on and his friend said, "why are you putting your suit on?" it was like six in the evening. he said, "i've got to go into work to sort something out."
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that evening he took his life. two o'clock in the morning the police came knocking on our door. and we sort of knew what they were going to tell us, because we'd suspected what the outcome might be because josh just couldn't control his gambling. he was so addicted. he tried, but he couldn't stop. butjosh‘s family want to see so much more than this new policy. they want to see the gambling industry take responsibility for the harm it causes. i was having to cover the shame up of the fact i was gambling outside of work. terry, what difference you think it would have made to you? if i had had access to support then it certainly wouldn't have led to me stealing money from a patient. and it would have certainly — i would have still been working in psychiatry today. these are small steps, but many feel they are in the right direction. it's all about starting conversations and removing the stigma.
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fiona lamdin, bbc news. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news: with voting due to close later in the conservative leadership contest, one of borisjohnson‘s most outspoken critics resigns from the government. new pictures from inside a british tanker in the gulf after it was seized by iranian troops. the government's cobra emergency committee met earlier today to plan its response. dozens are injured in hong kong as masked men storm a busy train station and attack pro—democracy protesters. now in the business news. a senior whirlpool executive has apologised to customers affected by the company's dangerous tumble dryers that it sold in the uk for 11 years. whirlpool is now launching a full recall of any
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remaining fire—prone dryers, nearly four years after first alerting people to the safety issue. too few rail passengers are claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled trains. the watchdog transport focus says more customers should make the claims. that way they will send a message to train operators that they must improve their services. just 35% of passengers sought their money back last year, leaving as much as £100 million unclaimed. nearly 70,000 volvo cars in the uk have been recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem. it said that only "in the most extreme cases" the fault could cause fires. all the affected cars were made between 2014 and 2019. it is part of a worldwide recall which affects around half a million volvo vehicles. who owns the business you work for? for about 250,000, that's a rough estimate, they do. i mean, the workforce
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owns the company. it's called employee 0wnership. the trend for people to own the company they work for really took off in 2014 when the coalition government introduced a number of tax breaks to help companies make ther change. now the employee 0wnership association is asking for more help saying these kinds of companies have more motivated, happier workforces, less staff turnover, greater productivity, are more resilient to downturns. let's find out more. deb 0xley is the chief executive of the employee 0wnership association. let's look at what happened in 2014, because that changed everything. give tax breaks. it really made people want to do this, to change the companies into employee ownership companies. good afternoon. it certainly did. the tax incentives have been very important in helping to raise awareness of employee ownership, but what we are calling
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for today as an investment by the government of £2 million in order to grow and expand the voluntary growth of employee and worker ownership, so there can be an ownership dividend for a million uk workers the country. my point really is, why should an employee or an employer, sorry, do this? what was the tax break? the reason many owners want to move to employee ownership or many entrepreneurs want to start a workers co—op is they want to share having a stake and to say with all employees, which is that a new introduction, has proven to deliver high levels of productivity, stronger levels of resilience in the business. these are businesses that give more to the local communities in which they are based. normally the original owners sale to a trust.
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they don't get any capital gains tax if they sell it to the employees? that's right. they don't pay any capital gains tax on the proceeds of the sale, but equally, the employee owners, the new owners of the business, also get a good tax advantage from tax—free bonus payments in the future, so it is a win—win for the owner and the future employee owners. if the company is doing badly, they have to take some of the pain. john lewis had the lowest bonuses in 60 years or something recently. the majority of businesses experience a wish effect of positivity straight afterwards, because when the employees are more engaged with putting more effort and there is a direct impact on the
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bottom line. when you get a number of these businesses in the same region, you end up with strong regional economic performance, which is why we are calling for the government today to invest in the spending review in voluntary expansion of employee ownership in the future. thank you forjoining us. thank you forjoining us. in other business news we've been following, avengers: endgame is now the highest—grossing movie of all time. it has overtaken the previous record held by avatar. on sunday, marvel‘s avengers: endgame crossed $2.7902 billion, £2.23 billion, at the box office, pushing it over the $2.7897 billion earned by james cameron's sci—fi epic. in shanghai, star, a new nasdaq type stock market focusing on tech companies, surged on its first day of trading with one firm rising 400% in value. the new index, on the shangai stock exchange, is part of china's attempt to to become a technology leader, despite the trade war with the us and the slowdown in economic growth across the country. the cash machine, the atm,
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continues to lose customers. it's london that seeing the biggest falls — the first four months of the year saw cash withdrawls there drop almost 9%. the north—east saw the smallest drop—off, but still an almost 4% fall. there are 50,000 atms in the country, down about 10,000 in the last decade. the markets. all of them up, but not a huge amount. the euro are standing at just a huge amount. the euro are standing atjust under 90 p. not a big change. not a big change. that's all the business news. at least 30 people have been injured as authorities in portugal battle to bring major wildfires under control in the central castelo branco region. eight of the injured are firefighters. many homes have also been lost. freya cole reports.
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i wall of flames fanned by strong winds threatened lives in central portugal. three wildflowers in the castelo branco approached villages from all directions. villagers were told to urgently seek refuge but some choose to remain and fight. translation: it is a calamity here at my brother's house. his house is made of wood and he is not here, he's in france. while dozens of people have been seriously hurt, no deaths have been reported. it was a much darker story back in 2017. almost identical wildfires came the lives of 64 people, prompting a huge overhaul of firefighting resources. it means this time around authorities were more prepared. more than a thousand firefighters and 400 vehicles have been tackling the fla mes vehicles have been tackling the flames since saturday. police have
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been quick with their work, too. the three fires all started within an hour. they have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of arson. firefighters now say the biggest threat has passed, but for locals left with nothing but ashes, their work to rebuild has onlyjust begun. now it's time for a look at the weather with susan powell. hello. we are sad to see some significant heat build this week. temperatures into the 30s by day, temperatures by night not falling below the mid 20s for some. at the start of the week, the high 20s in southern and eastern england. temperatures in the mid 30s across pa rt temperatures in the mid 30s across part of east anglia and the south—east by wednesday, and we could beat ourjuly record on
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thursday. that stands at 36.7 degrees recorded at heathrow in 2015. here we are this afternoon with a lot of sunshine across the uk, but that is not the picture everywhere. there is a weather front to the north—west. it has already dropped a lot of rain across scotla nd dropped a lot of rain across scotland and parts of northern england. still more room to come for the north—west of scotland through the north—west of scotland through the remainder of the day. quite a gusty south—westerly when, especially for western exposures. always a little cooler with that breeze. through the course of the night, much of the rain pushes to the north of the uk and it could turn quite misty and murky first thing on tuesday in the south and west. it will be a pretty uncomfortable night with lots of humidity and temperature is holding up humidity and temperature is holding up into the high teens of monopoly 20s. into tuesday, much of the mist will burn off pretty quickly. there isa will burn off pretty quickly. there is a lot of fine weather to come.
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the wind direction will change to a southerly and people start to pull in significant heat from the continent, up to perhaps 33 in south—east —— in the south—east. tuesday night, things will start to go boom for some of us as a weather front dries to push on from the west. through the evening, heavy showers for the south—west. the showers for the south—west. the showers will mushroom into a big blue overnight, but most of it will be away by rush—hour on wednesday. wednesday, the sun chang returns and the heat. temperatures in the mid 30s. the potentially our hottest day at the moment. we are 36 in london and we could get close to that record. stay tuned and we will keep you regularly updated.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at two. foreign office minister sir alan duncan resigns at the prospect of borisjohnson becoming prime minister and a no—deal brexit. iran's seizure of a british—registered tanker — theresa may chairs an emergency meeting in whitehall to discuss how to respond. the new leader of the liberal democrats will be announced this afternoon. for candidatesjo swinson and ed davey — the wait is nearly over armed mobs assault pro—democracy protesters in hong kong — just who were the masked men who carried out the attack? coming up on afternoon live, all the sport. adam peaty has won the 100 metres breastro ke world


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