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parliament sorting out the mess you have created? i am very happy to get back to parliament very soon. what we we nt back to parliament very soon. what we want i think to see... why don't you... anyone else... what we want is towns and communities able to represent that gentleman and sort out his needs. the prime minister is still speaking and you can watch continuing coverage on the bbc news channel after this programme. time for a look at the weather. fine and dry weather this afternoon, lots of blue sky and sunshine. this is the picture in wrexham, the cows know that there is no rain on the way. dry weather continuing this afternoon. it is not dry everywhere, wea k afternoon. it is not dry everywhere, weak weather front sitting across
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the north of scotland bringing some showers here at high pressure dominates further south, clearing away a weather front that brought cloud to the south first thing. the satellite image shows the cloud breaking up towards the channel isles, but a peppering of showers to the north west of scotland. we will continue to see a few showers, blustery conditions for the north and north—west of scotland. elsewhere, try winds and things should stay dry. feeling fresher than yesterday, winds rotating from the west or north—west. temperature 17-22, the west or north—west. temperature 17—22, pretty pleasant, particularly in the south with blue skies and sunshine. this evening and overnight, keep the clear skies over england and wales, more cloud over scotla nd england and wales, more cloud over scotland and northern ireland with the breeze picking up. under the clear skies, quite chilly with temperatures well down into single figures across england and wales and the odd mist and fog patch likely.
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malls are in the north—west with this area of low pressure —— milder. fairly heavy rain butting in over the highlands. for the rest of the country, looking dry. best of the sunshine over england and wales. light winds, likely to see temperatures doing pretty well for the time of year. 23 in the south—east, further north, high teens. wind speed saturday afternoon, some gusts likely to reach 40—60 mph, especially windy in the shetland isles with heavy rain for the north—west of scotland. sunday, the weather front weakens and pushes south, patchy rain for northern ireland and perhaps north wales too. lots of dry weather persisting in the second half of the weekend but a contrasting temperature. 14 in edinburgh, 25 in
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london. plenty of fine weather but i think it will turn quite wet and windy tomorrow in the north of scotland. a reminder of our top story... deaths from domestic violence in the uk reach their highest level for five years, with 173 killings across the uk last year. that's all from the bbc news at one. the prime minister is promising more devolution to the north of england in a speech in rotherham. he's now taking questions from reporters. let's listen in... there needs to be further work done on that precise geographical division. manchester evening news, jennifer williams?
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division. manchester evening news, jennifer williams? prime minister, you mentioned the stronger towns fund in your speech. i've done a bit of analysis, looking at which towns have received money from that. most of them are marginal seats that the conservatives either need to win from labour or... applause 0r need to defend from the liberal democrats, including some of the most marginal seats in the country. are you trying to buy votes? obviously... i wouldn't be surprised if the conservatives were in contention in every seat in the country. i can't be remotely surprised that some of the towns in question might shortly have a conservative mp. you know, if you will kindly furnish me with the analysis you have done, i will be happy to answer you. but what we wa nt happy to answer you. but what we want our stronger towns across the uk, we want to use the cash to help local people, wherever they are, to level up and invest in wonderful
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things for their communities, to improve public amenities, to help to put in broadband and to bring life to their communities. that is what we wa nt to their communities. that is what we want to do and i think it is a great thing for every town in the country. i'm not aware any political bias involved in... i'm generally not aware of any political bias involved in the dispersal of those funds. it sounds like pure cynicism to suggest otherwise. laughter you have already committed to northern powerhouse rail. you have made another announcement about local rail services. when you launched your leadership campaign you said it was madness that leeds does not have a mass transit system. will you commit to a today and when can we get the details? god. laughter it may be that i am right what i
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said about leeds. as i said to the question about arts funding in sheffield, i want to do it and i think it is important that a great city like leeds should have a mass transit system. but i'm not going to commit today to a budget for it. what i think i could commit to doing, because it is a really good question, is going back to talk to grant shapps, our transport team and oui’ grant shapps, our transport team and our railways team, and to see what is cooking and what we could do to support it. in my view, it is... leeds, by comparison, to most european cities, is not well provided for with mass transit. itv? good afternoon, prime minister. you have five weeks left to get a better deal. can you update us on what you think is the latest probability of finding an agreement that the dup can get behind? secondly, you called
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david cameron a girly swot, are you worried what he might call you on his upcoming memoir? laughter first of all, on where we are with brexit, i think people do deserve to know what is going on. we are working incredibly hard to get a deal. there is the rough shape of a deal. there is the rough shape of a deal to be done, as some of you may have seen, i have myself been to talk to various other eu leaders, particularly in germany, in france and in ireland, where we made a good deal of progress. i am seeing the president of the commission and the chief negotiator michel barnier, on monday. we will talk about the ideas we have been working on. we will see where we get. i would say that i am cautiously optimistic. is that a
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good enough characterisation, paul? lam good enough characterisation, paul? i am cautiously optimistic. on your second question, which was about... but whatever happens, we will come out on october the 3ist. your second question, but david cameron, i want people to be clear, absolutely nothing that david cameron says in his memoirs, in the course of the next few days, will diminish the affection and respect in which i hold him. not least for what he did in turning this country around after labour left it bankrupt, by the way, and delivering a jobs miracle in the uk. with record low unemployment. i think he has a very distinguished record, and a legacy to be proud of. that's what i think. well, it's
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true. applause thank you very much. the prime minister taking questions on a range of issues, brexit obviously at the top of the agenda. the prime minister saying he was cautiously optimistic that a deal might be done. a little earlier he was in fa ct done. a little earlier he was in fact heckled by a man in the crowd, telling him to get back to parliament. i know the transformative potential of local accountable leadership, someone with the power to sort out what matters most to local people... like ourmps, boris? yes. maybe get back to parliament. indeed. yeah? yes, i'm all in favour of our mps. why are you not with them in parliament sorting out the mess that you have created? would you mind...? i'm very happy to... listen to him! get back to parliament very soon.
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but what we want, i think, to see... why don't you sort it out, boris? why don't you sort it out? what we want to see in this region is towns and communities able to represent that gentleman and sort out his needs. so, the prime minister and during a bit of a rough ride at that meeting in rotherham. some news to bring you from the metropolitan police this lunchtime. it is in regard to the campaign group leave the eu. the metropolitan police says some technical breaches of electoral law was emitted by leave eu in the spending return for the eu referendum campaign, but there is insufficient evidence to justify further criminal investigation. they say they committed their file to the
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crown prosecution service and the crown prosecution service and the crown prosecution service said there was insufficient evidence for further investigation. that is the campaign group that was led by the leader of the brexit party, nigel farage and the businessman arron banks. let's get more on the news that an inquest has heard that a teenager who died from an allergic reaction to dairy had not been made aware of the ingredients in his meal. owen carey collapsed after eating at a branch of the burger chain byron in south london, in 2017. the coroner described his death as a tragedy and said that "neither owen or the staff were put on notice" about the presence of buttermilk in his meal. in a statement outside southwark coroner's court, owen's family said they hoped something positive would come from his death. owen was the shining light in ourfamily, and his death should not have happened. we hope now that something good can come out of it and we are calling on the government to change the law on allergen labelling in restaurants.
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we want restaurants to have to display clear allergen information on each individual dish on their menus. the food industry should put the safety of their customers first, and be proactive in protecting those with allergies. it is simply not good enough to have a policy which relies on verbal communication between the customer and their server, which often takes place in a busy, noisy restaurant, where the turnover of staff is high and many of their customers are very young. this leaves far too much room for error on an issue we know all too well can cost lives. we hope that we can bring about change with owen's law for better allergen labelling in restaurants. byron's chief executive, simon wilkinson, also gave a statement outside southwark coroner's court. i would like to extend both byron's and my deepest condolences to owen's
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family and his many friends. we take allergies extremely seriously and have robust procedures in place, and although these procedures were in line with all of the rules and guidelines, and we train our staff to respond in the right way, it is a matter of great regret and sadness that our high standards of communicating with our customers were not met during owen's visit. us democrats hoping to become their party's presidential nominee have failed to land any major blows on the front—runner, joe biden, in a televised debate on abc news in houston. it was the third such event — but the first to feature all of the main contenders. sophie long reports from houston a single debate, in a single night... the democratic party's top ten presidential candidates meeting on the same stage for the first time. a different lineup but a familiar dynamic. former vice—presidentjoe biden
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fighting to preserve his front—runner status, as those trailing behind vied for attention. the first fireworks came on the key issue of healthcare. for a socialist, you've got a lot more confidence in corporate america than i do. you have got defend the fact that 500,000 americans are going bankrupt. gun crime is traditionally a toxic issue in us politics, but in a state where there have been two mass shootings in less than two months, this is what got the biggest cheer. hell, yes, we're going to take your ar—15, your ak—47, we're not going to allow it to be used against our fellow americans any more. cheering. perhaps the mostjarring exchange of the night was delivered by first—time candidate julian castro, and the topic was beside the point. are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? automatically... are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago? he aggressively questioned the 76—year—old's memory. it was the youngest candidate on a stage with an age gap spanning four decades that played peacemaker.
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this reminds everybody of what they cannot stand about washington, scoring points against each other, poking at each other. as front—runner, joe biden was always going to have a target on his back, and his challengers came here with plenty of ammunition. but some candidates tried to emphasise areas of agreement and kept their greatest criticism for the man they all desperately want to beat, president donald trump. sophie long, bbc news, houston. the family of robert mugabe have agreed to bury the former zimbabwean president at heroes acre, the country's national heroes monument. the decision comes after reports that the family had been at odds with the government regarding the location. his body is currently lying in state in harare. he died last week aged 95 — while undergoing medical treatment in a singapore hospital. his relatives had wanted him to be laid to rest in his rural home.
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a new exhibition of military personnel‘s tattoos is proving that many of the designs and the stories behind them, go far deeper than what can often be assumed as macho pride. john maguire went to have a look. for matt tomlinson, a decorated former royal marine, the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire offers a permanent reminder of friends and comrades lost in the war in afghanistan. it takes its toll, it does hit you, and again, coming back and just paying — paying tribute and remembrance to these amazingly courageous, brave people. that's the least we can do, really, isn't it? here, their names are immortalised in granite, but matt carries a personal reminder — ink, tattooed into his skin. ijust needed something that i could take with me. the courage and the bravery that they showed, the respect, the leadership, and they were just fantastic colleagues that i fought alongside and, you know, that's the least i could do
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is to have their names tattooed on my back. he is one of the servicemen and women photographed for tribute ink — a new exhibition by the royal british legion. it opens today at the national memorial arboretum and matt is seeing his photo for the first time. what do you think of that? absolutely amazing. yep. that's what it's all about — the whole project, i think. and it helps me, you know, deal with their — their loss. i just feel that they're still around me, or, you know, a part of me, and, you know, they will always be with me, so to speak. among those featured is lance sergeantjohnson beharry, awarded the victoria cross in iraq, and who rarely wears his real medal. he, too, carries a constant reminder beneath his uniform. these images portray not just a current trend, but a rich military tradition. military tattoos are centuries old. this is — tribute ink — is about tattoos but it's not about tattoos.
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it's about the stories of sacrifice, it's about remembrance, it's about these military men and women that go and do extraordinary things for us and how they remember others and the things they have done. the legion is inviting otherformer and serving members of the armed forces to send in pictures of their tattoos, with themes including remembering the fallen, a badge of belonging, and marking memories. which, for senior aircraftman beth dunning, means a penguin. my tattoo represents a great accomplishment for me. i got the penguin after six months in the falklands. it was my first tour, the first time prolonged out of the country away from home, and it was just — it was the best experience i've had so far of my career. after the arboretum, the exhibition will travel the uk, offering very personal insights into the people behind the uniform. john maguire, bbc news, staffordshire.
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in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news... borisjohnson will meet with the eu's top official, jean claude juncker, in luxembourg on monday, to discuss brexit. 18—year—old owen carey died from an allergic reaction to a burger at a byron restaurant. his family call for a change in the law. the number of people killed by a partner or relative is at its highest level, for at least five years. i'm ben bland in the business news. speedloan finance, which trades as a&b pawnbrokers and herbert and brown, has closed shops across the uk. but it's unclear exactly how many have shut. the national pawnbrokers association says it's concerned that customers can't get through to the company's helpline. it said it will do everything it can to ensure customers rights are protected.
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sainsbury‘s has become the latest supermarket to target packaging waste. it says it'll halve the amount of plastic used in its stores by 2025. the retailer warned that customers will have to change their behaviour to achieve the "bold ambition" — such as by buying milk in plastic pouches. it is also inviting the public and business partners to submit new ideas. ovo will become the uk's second largest energy supplier after it agreed to buy sse's retail business for £500 million. ovo — which was created 10 years ago — is already the uk's largest independent energy supplier. with an extra 3.5 million customers from sse and 8,000 staff, it will be second only to british gas in terms of size. the start of london fashion week has been hit by protests as climate activists targetted the opening to highlight the impact the fashion industry has on the environment. protesters from the extinction rebellion group glued themselves
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to a door and poured a "bleeding" red carpet at the event. they have vowed to disrupt the annual fashion showcase, where luxury brands such as burberry, victoria beckham, and erdem are presenting their spring 2020 womenswear collections. british fashion council ceo caroline rushjoins us now. there's clearly a demand for the fashion industry to do more to reduce its environmental impact, how are businesses and designers responding to that? you are right, there is a significant demand from consumers for the industry to address some of the challenges. the great news is that particularly at the design end of the market, the businesses showcasing during london fashion week, they are looking at sustainability, focusing on reducing their impact on the planet. in fact, we have many young designer
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businesses that are part of london fashion week that put sustainability at their core. as a global platform to talk about sustainability, we have focused the exhibition part of london fashion week in positive fashion, which tells the story of how businesses are addressing sustainability and making sure they are fit for the future. one of the things that often gets criticises the idea of fast fashion, which has become so prevalent. where does the blame lie? is it with the businesses and retailers that have got us to see disposable, cheap fashion as the norm, or does the blame lie with us as consumers? i think in terms of fast fashion, the way that consumers address it is that... and how they look at their consumption, that will have to change in future. as an industry, we have to take responsibility in terms of how we are addressing our impact, understanding the impact on the planet, and also that collectively coming together to look at innovation in ways that we can
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perhaps use of the materials that are already available before they go into landfill to re—purpose them, and be part of an industry that has less i m pa ct and be part of an industry that has less impact on the planet and on the natural resources. the thing is, when designers can now very directly release new collections, say on social media, is an event like london fashion week still relevant? i think it is absolutely relevant. it isa i think it is absolutely relevant. it is a fantastic opportunity for us to talk about our global reputation for creativity and innovation, particularly in challenging times politically, that is incredibly important for us as a country. and it also provides an opportunity to bring the industry together to talk about big issues like sustainability and to really think about how, as an industry, we can address that. ok, caroline rush, chief executive of the british fashion council, thank you very much. the london stock exchange has formally rejected the £32 billion
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offer that it received from hong kong exchanges and clearing on wednesday. the lse says it has "fundamental concerns" about some of the conditions attached. it had also insisted that the london stock exchange drop its plans to buy the data firm refinitiv. the hong kong firm is part—controlled by the hong kong government. the lse board unanimously rejected the takeover proposal. the pound has extended gains and jumped to a seven—week high against the dollar as investors cut their bets on sterling falling, as they think the risks of a no—deal brexit could be receding. sterling rose 0.6% to $1.2418, the highest since 26july. dollar weakness has allowed currencies to strengthen this morning. nearly a third of all energy companies fitting smart meters are still installing old technology. government guidance says that since the middle of march 2019 customers should only have been given second generation smart meters. however, eight companies
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still installing first generation smart meters say the network is not reliable enough to switch customers onto. a quick look at the markets. britain's main index is flat, edging down slightly. losses in stocks of global companies causing downward pressure because of the rise in the pound. and also the ftse feeling downward pressure from a rise in the shares of diageo. that is all creating a bit of negativity. the reason the stronger pound hits the international facing companies is that when they sell in dollars, for example, they convert them back £2, they get fewer pounds so it makes their profits look slightly less. that is the picture on the markets. brussels's king baudouin stadium is home to the belgian football team. but one day, every year,
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it plays host to a different kind of sporting event — where the competitors are a little more mature. sylvia lennan—spence explains. you could call this the silver—haired generation going for gold. it's been nicknamed the olympics for seniors. athletes from around a dozen local care homes taking part in all sorts of events. the aim is to encourage the elderly to remain active and to help them socialise. all in all, it seems to be working. translation: i didn't do too badly. i'm happy. each time they organise an event, i love to participate because it is a different atmosphere. yes, i used to do sport, but since i arrived here, no. it is only today i started doing sport again. i enjoy it. carers and family members were also invited along to offer their support.
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some of the events are notwhat you'd describe as official olympic sports, but everyone gets a medal, everyone's a winner. now it's time for a look at the weather with sarah keith lucas. good afternoon. the past few weeks have been very dry across the southern half of the uk. and there's not much rain in the forecast, certainly over the next week or so. this is the picture out there in surrey taken by one of our weather watchers recently. beautiful blue skies. a similar story across much of the country. dry for most places through the afternoon with some long spells of sunshine on offer. one or two showers around across northern and western scotland courtesy of a weak weather front here. but high pressure dominates our weather today. it is a bit cooler and fresher than it was yesterday. but here's the recent satellite and radar image. you can see cloud clearing away from the south coast. most of us are seeing long spells of sunshine. just that peppering of showers pushing into northern and north—western scotland.
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on through the afternoon, mainly light winds around for most places. just a bit of patchy cloud bubbling up here and there. lots of sunshine away from those few showers. it is also turning quite breezy across northern and north—western scotland. light winds elsewhere, coming in from a west or a northerly direction. so temperatures out there round about 17 to 22 celsius. not quite as warm as some recent days, but still feeling very pleasant with those long spells of autumnal sunshine. into this evening, a dry picture for most places. overnight, just a few spots of rain again for northern and western scotland. perhaps the odd shower pushing into northern ireland with the cloud increasing here. certainly for england and wales, we keep the clear skies, and it is going to be quite a chilly night. temperatures well down into single figures. heading on into the start of the weekend, and we still have high pressure not far away. just edging towards continental europe. we have low pressure moving in towards the north—west. that is going to bring a windy day, i think, on saturday, across parts of scotland. some rain here, but for the rest
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of the uk, again a dry day ahead. long spells of sunshine on offer. and those temperatures are going to be doing pretty well for the time of year. up to about 23 celsius down towards the south—east, typically the high teens for scotland and for northern ireland. but those winds will be a real feature of the weather across the northern half of scotland. gusts of around 40—60 mph, particularly windy up towards shetland through saturday afternoon and overnight into sunday. by the time we get to sunday, that weather front will have sunk further south, so not quite as windy. still breezy through the north of scotland. a bit of patchy rain for northern ireland, northern england, perhaps north wales. to the south of that, up to about 25 in the sunshine. a cooler or fresher 14 or 15 further north. bye— bye.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm martine croxall. today at 2: borisjohnson says he's cautiously optimistic and that there's the rough shape of a deal on brexit. but he's faced backlash in yorkshire, where a heckler told him to get back to parliament. why are you not with them in parliament, sorting out the mess that you have created? would you mind? i am very happy to get back to parliament very soon. but what we want, ithink parliament very soon. but what we want, i think to see... why don't you sort it out, boris? the number of people killed as a result of domestic violence is at its highest level for five years. the vast majority were women. the family of 18—year—old owen carey call for a change in the law following his fatal allergic reaction to a burger at a byron restaurant.


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