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time for a look at the weather. here's louise lear. don't get any ideas! i'm not a good swimmer! laughter what a contrast we had from the weekend. across southern england it was beautiful, highs of 27 degrees. what a difference a day makes. look how much cloud we have seen this morning. a bit of light and patchy drizzle courtesy of this weather front. it is moving south and high pressure is building behind it. a good deal of quiet weather for some of us and contrasting weather conditions further north where the best of the sunshine has been. yes, some shower ploughed up in the north, driving showers into the northern isles. southern scotland, northern isles. southern scotland, northern ireland and northern
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england keep some sunshine throughout the afternoon. what a difference the temperatures are making, 20 is the maximum here. that weather front slowly meanders south and clears the country, meaning the skies were clear. temperatures falling away, widely into single figures first thing tomorrow morning. maybe even low single figures in eight fewer areas. there will be a bit of patchy mist and fog, quite an autumnal feel to the morning, on the chilly side. but lifts away and tomorrow is pretty straightforward. dry, settled with sunny spells and still a nagging breeze up into the far north of scotla nd breeze up into the far north of scotland and some thickening cloud to the north—west by the end of the day. top temperatures, i2—20 quite widely across the country. the high—pressure drifting east, quietening down considerably. across the top of that high, light patchy rain moving into the far north of
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scotland. elsewhere, try, settled with highs of around 12—20. that is the trend as we start the week. those temperatures perhaps sitting on the cooler side into the far north of scotland but take a look at this. towards the weekend, potentially the wind swinging round to the south, so that warm air coming all the way from spain. there is the potential for seeing a return to more sunshine and a little more warmth. 22 or 23 possibly in the south—east and that warmth moving steadily northward. don't get the barbecue away just yet. steadily northward. don't get the barbecue awayjust yet. as we head towards the weekend, some widespread sunshine and hopefully some warmth at least on saturday. a reminder of our top story. the prime minister holds his first face to face meeting
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with the european commission president, jean claude juncker, saying he's cautiously optimistic about progress in the brexit talks. borisjohnson has repeated he will not request an extension and will ta ke not request an extension and will take the uk out of the eu on the 3ist take the uk out of the eu on the 31st of october. that's all from the bbc news at one — so it's goodbye from me — you're watching bbc news, the time is 1.30pm, i'm 0lly foster at the bbc sport centre. europe's solheim cup captain catriona matthew says their stunning victory at gleneagles against the usa can be a boost for the women's game. the norwegian veteran and wild card pick suzann pettersen clinched the win on the 18th hole in the final singles match. it was their first win over the united states in 6 years. though the struggling ladies european tour has failed to capitalise on previous victories matthew hopes this will be different.
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victories matthew hopes i think it is one of the biggest women's sporting events in the world. 0bviously women's sporting events in the world. obviously the women's world cup was huge but this, like the ryder cup, has grown hugely over the last 30 years since it first started. it is such a spectacle of women's golf, the americans played great as well and for it to come down to that last game, the last part, the crowd's, you can't get anything more exciting. england cricket captainjoe root says their main focus will now be the tour to australia in 2 years' time and winning the the ashes back. they won the final test at the oval to at least level the series. 2-2. australia had already retained the urn and were chasing an unlikely 399 to win — and when stuart broad took the key wicket of steve smith, that looked even more remote for the tourists. matthew wade resisted for the aussies — he made 117 — his duel withjofra archer was one
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of the highlights of the day. but he was one of two wickets forjoe root and the skipper also took the winning catch, victory by 135 runs rounding off a very satisfying summer in which they also became 0ne—day world champions. that world cup was incredible. for it to finish how it did, some of the games in it made for fantastic viewing, notjust the england games but across the board, there was some fantastic contests. and to be backed up by such an evenly matched ashes series, again, we were blessed with brilliant support throughout. but the cricket itself was pretty gripping. leinster centre robbie henshaw is almost certainly out of ireland's rugby world cup opener against scotland next sunday but he will stay with the squad injapan. he has a hamstring problem, picked up during training on saturday. ireland are the top—ranked team in the world cup — following a scan the medical team are hopeful that henshaw will be
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able to play a significant part in theircampaign. i think it is reasonably positive in terms of what we saw. some of these guys, terms of what we saw. some of these guys, day by day, week by week, things can dramatically improve. more than the average human. so we will take it like that at the moment. the leicester and scotland rugby union forward david denton has retired at the age of 29 because of concussion. he is still feeling the effects of a head injury sustained playing for his club 11 months ago and doctors have advised him to quit the sport. the number 8 was capped 42 times by his country and played at the last world cup. scotland's head coach gregor townsend says he will be missed. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's champions league group stages get under way this week, all the details
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of chelsea and frank lampard's news conference on there. the liberal democrat party conference continues today — yesterday, delegates voted to unilaterally revoke brexit should they get into government. their leaderjo swinson sat down with our chief political correspondent vicki young earlier today. we have been, for three and a half yea rs we have been, for three and a half years arguing that when details of the final brexit proposition were available, that should be put to the public, for the final say in a people sought. and we still think thatis people sought. and we still think that is the best way to resolve the brexit issue. and we will argue for that in parliament. but if we do not manage to secure that and find ourselves in a general election, that might be the last opportunity the public have to make their voice heard on brexit. and, as a party
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that wholeheartedly believes that oui’ that wholeheartedly believes that our best future is within the european union, we need to give the british public the chance to vote for it, saying if you elect a liberal democrat majority government, we will stop brexit by revoking article 50. isn't it deliberately divisive, in a way, there are people including former mps in your party saying that will alienate people. people who do understand the need to be another another referendum, the idea of blocking it outright might not appeal to some. blocking it outright might not appealto some. i am glad my party has constructive debate and this was overwhelmingly passed is our policy at this conference. it is about being straightforward and honest. i totally accept that lots of people won't agree with it. but i think you have to stand up for what you think is right and give people what! that choice is important. and even people
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who disagreed with us on this, i think, do recognise that we're being very clear about where we rather than the fudge that you get from the labour party. isn't a problem at the who voted to leave feel that parliament is blocking what they wanted? parliament is blocking what they wanted 7 as a parliament is blocking what they wanted? as a democratic issue here, isn't? and you're being anti—democratic. isn't? and you're being anti-democratic. i do not accept that. we have a parliamentary democracy, there was a referendum, people voted to leave and the government has gone away to negotiate that and a deal was put before parliament. parliament rejected that, including, by the way, many mps who voted to leave. if those mps had supported it, then brexit would already have happened. pa rt brexit would already have happened. part of the reason that we are in this impasse is that the people who support brexit cannot agree among themselves, in parliament, about what brexit should mean and that is because what was on offer in 2016
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was a blank canvas. and some people said they wanted to leave with no deal at all, and some people have said they wanted to leave and stay in the single market. that fundamental contradiction has not been resolved and that is why we are where we are and that is why it should go back to the british people. a teenager who cannot be named was found guilty of murdering a lawyer in newcastle. he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. he was going through a busy shopping centre in the centre of newcastle city centre. raised his arm at a doorway to let the teenager go past. the teenager took exception to this and there was a struggle. the lawyer
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managed to push him off but the 17—year—old stabbed him in the chest with a screwdriver. we heard previously that he had stolen screwdrivers from a shop and the teenager was looking for somebody, he had an argument with, about cigarettes. the court hearing was today, the first crown court hearing, the 17—year—old pled guilty to murder. it lasted less than ten minutes. he admitted stealing screwdrivers from a poundland store in newcastle and possessing an offensive weapon. because it was in a shopping mall, there were cctv cameras everywhere so a shopping mall, there were cctv cameras everywhere so the police we re cameras everywhere so the police were able to track the teenager, thatis were able to track the teenager, that is how he was followed and arrested. peter duncan was a lawyer in the city centre for multinational maritime firm. at the time his mother, the family described him as a kind and caring man who was always
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first to help others, devoted father and husband, words can't quite describe what life will be like without him. the 17—year—old who admitted murder today is due to appear laterfor admitted murder today is due to appear later for sentencing. we think that will probably be in december, following psychiatric and psychological assessment, but at a previous hearing, we heard the 17—year—old had convictions for 31 offences between 2017 and 2019 and at the time of this murder, last month, was actually on bail for. if you've ever complained that sorting out your rubbish from your recyclable waste is a chore, spare a thought for the 2a million residents of shanghai. authorities in the chinese city have just introduced a set of complex rules for household rubbish — to make it easier to burn. the bbc‘s china correspondent robin brant. lunch is done at chun wei's place.
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now comes the big sort. there are five full stomachs around the table and an array of leftovers on it. so, i think we've got plastic. mm—hmm. kind of shellfish? mm—hmm. but not the bones, not the shells? yes, it's too big, it's too hard. all of this now needs to fit into shanghai's new categories for what gets thrown out from 2a million people. do you not think that china has a big enough problem with what goes into its air, that burning rubbish is not the answer? that's why we classify! if we put all together, then burn it, then we will have pollution to the air. black one for the dry. shanghai's problem is particularly acute. a local communist party official talked to us about a garbage siege. for years, the bin men would take everything away.
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sorting was mostly done by scavengers, most of it was then buried. but in the world's most populous nation, that's changing, because of this. 0n the very edge of shanghai, a man—made mountain of rubbish, potentially poisoning the land and water underneath. shanghai's big push to get people to sort their rubbish at home is aimed at achieving a couple of things — getting them to think a lot more about consuming less. getting them, as well, to think about throwing out far fewer things that can't be recycled. but there is one thing that china wants to use a lot more of and it is this. this is the biggest incinerator of rubbish in the world. laogang energy centre generates electricity by burning rubbish — 3 million tons of it a year. it's the future for china, so says the government. but there's long been concern about poisonous emissions. and on that plan to burn more, well, he doesn't think it's the answer.
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time is not something people living near the world's biggest incinerator say they have. a few miles away, a group of local men approached us. they claim that cancer rates here are higher. the astounding thing was, they were on—duty policemen. the fact they were willing to talk to us shows how potent still china's battle against pollution is. robin brant, bbc news, on the outskirts of shanghai.
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now, the latest on those talks between prime minister borisjohnson and jean—claude juncker. we have between prime minister borisjohnson and jean—claudejuncker. we have had and jean—claudejuncker. we have had a statement from downing street saying that they had a constructive meeting. this is the first face—to—face talks that have been held between the two since boris johnson took office. brexit secretary, michel barnier was also there. it says the leaders agreed that the discussions need to intensify and that meetings will ta ke intensify and that meetings will take place on a daily basis. there will be talks at a political basis between michelle barnier and the brexit secretary but boris johnson reiterating that he won't request an extension 90 will take the uk out of the eu on the 31st of october. in a moment we'll have
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all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. britain has still provided no workable alternatives to the northern ireland backstop — the eu says — as prime minister boris johnson meets european commission presidentjean jean claude juncker. drone attacks on major saudi oilfacilities — the united states releases these satellite images to back its claim that iran was behind them. a climate scientist says he's ‘scared ' by the extreme weather events such as the melting of ice, hurricanes and wildfires that are happening sooner than expected. in the business news. the oil price saw its sharpest rise in almost 20 years as investors worried about disruption to supplies after the attack on saudi arabian facilities at the weekend. the price of the most widely used benchmark, brent crude, hit $72 per barrel at the start of the day before falling back. the attacks have hit up to 5%
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of the global supply. aldi, the discount supermarket chain is stepping up its battle for market share. its uk boss giles hurley told the bbc that the german retailer is to invest £1 billion pounds in opening new stores. this as it unveiled a rise in sales to £11 billion, but a fall in profits. the american maker of 0xycontin and other painkillers has filed for bankruptcy. purdue pharma is attempting to deal with deal with more than 2 thousand lawsuits accusing the firm of fuelling the us opioid crisis. last week it reached a tentative deal to settle most of those complaints. aldi, the german supermarket chain is to open a new store every week in uk over the next couple of years, despite wider concerns about the health of the high street. this after the german discount supremarket chain unveiled an 11% rise in sales last year, as it attracted more than 800,000 new customers, at the expense of other retailers.
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but that's come at a price. profits are down 18% as aldi invested in lower prices and new stores. earlier, aldi's uk boss, giles hurley, spoke to the bbc‘s emma simpson. last year was a year of growth and investment. we reduced prices across one third of our range last year. customers voted with their feet so last year we generated an additional £1 billion of sales. you have record sales but your profits are down. profits dead suffer as a result of the investment we made. we take a long—term view and our focus is on customers and restore numbers. not on short—term profitability. customers and restore numbers. not on short-term profitability. is it sustainable? i think the announcement i am making today, which is that over the next two
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yea rs we which is that over the next two years we will invest a further £1 billion in the uk, shows very much our intent and the fact that our business looks as extremist sustainable. we are planning to open an average of two stores a a week for two years, which will probably bring 5000 jobs. anti-brexit want stop your plans? we are committed to staying in the uk. we are watching brexit with great interest like most of the industry and would appreciate more clarity. if there is a disorderly no—deal brexit, can you see some shortages on shelves?” cannot guarantee the availability of any single product in the event of a disorderly brexit but that is no different from anyone else in the industry. i don't believe anyone can guarantee that. what we are seeking
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to do is shield our customers from any ripple effects and that means working closely with suppliers, seeking to increase stock levels we re seeking to increase stock levels were appropriate and possible and i guess taking some solace from the fa ct guess taking some solace from the fact that so much of what we source come from british manufacturers and producers. can you absorb all the extra increase in costs if there is a no—deal brexit or will some have to be passed on to the shopper?” cannot commit that prices won't go up. but! cannot commit that prices won't go up. but i don't think i am alone in the industry on that. what i can commit to an guarantee is that customers will always put pay the lowest prices when it comes to algae. —— aldi. in other business stories we've been following travel company thomas cook has said it is "focused on completing" a rescue deal amid reports that some lenders
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could vote against the terms of the agreement. the firm is understood to be in last minute negotiations with its backers to approve a takeover by chinese firm fosun tourism. to succeed, it needs three—quarters of bondholders to support the deal. sales at swedish fashion retailer h&m have risen 8% in the third quarter, the fast rise in three years. the worlds second largest fashion retailer said that its summer ranges had performed well. yet the share price is down 2.2% as the results failed to match shareholder expectations, who are also concerned about the chains profit margins. workers at america's biggest car—maker — general motors — began a strike on monday after no deal was reached over pay and conditions. almost 50,000, represented by the united auto workers union, are due to take part, the first major stoppage at gm since 2007. the sides had set a saturday night deadline to reach an agreement. in the 2007 strike, a two—day stoppage cost the company £2110 million pounds.
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let's look at the markets. ftse 100 let's look at the markets. ftse100 pretty flat. all eyes on the brexit discussions at the moment. hopefully you can see in the last week or two, asa you can see in the last week or two, as a result 1.245 against the dollar. highs still up for brent crude this lunchtime and thomas cook down. will we see a rescue deal? more later. for now that is all. if you've been to a classical music concert in recent years, you'll have heard the announcement asking you to "please turn off your mobile phone as the performance is about to start". but now the bbc philharmonic orchestra is encouraging its audiences to do the opposite. tim muffett went along to find out more. a classical concert where phone use isn't frowned upon... but welcomed... omg.
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we have whole generations of people now who expect, for example, to watch the telly while having their phone on, who have their phone on during conversations. and we want to embrace that. so, at this prom's concert at london's royal albert hall, the audience hasn't been told to switch their phones off. far from it. we are encouraging people to have their phones on during the concert, on silent. and we're providing tweet—length programme notes throughout the performance, to guide people through the music in real—time. it might say, you know, tell you a little bit about the conductor or it might say listen out for a beautiful clarinet solo just coming up. so it talks you through the different stages of the performance, it's really helpful. is there an argument for leaving technology out of this? this is a classical music concert! i know, there's definitely an argument and i was curious about this myself,
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because i wouldn't normally use a mobile phone. i would be very focused and i might be quite cross about somebody using a mobile phone! the bbc philharmonic plan to offer phone updates at all their concerts this season. this prom is one of the first times it's been trialled. i think it's disturbing a bit. not distracting at all, for people trying to listen? no, no, i think it gives everyone a chance to enjoy it. i preferjust to let the music take over, rather than follow exactly what i'm listening to. you think some people see people on their phones and get a bit annoyed? i think a lot of people are used to it now, just multitasking. so, i think it's a good idea. what's it like then, as a performer, knowing that the audience is actually being encouraged to use their phones? i mean, i think it's great. sometimes classical music concerts can be a bit intimidating, especially from a huge orchestra
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like the bbc philharmonic, but maybe this is encouraging, might attract different people to come to the concerts. this is classical music, shouldn't we be keeping technology away from it? it's a place to escape from the modern world, surely? we respect people who want to go to a concert without their phone on. we respect people who want to be able listen to music without visual distractions. but at the same time, we don't want to exclude people who expect to have a visual stimulation from their phone. annoying or enlightening? phones are set to become a more familiar sight at concerts like this. applause. now it's time for a look at the weather with louise lear. it isa it is a relatively quiet start to the working week but some contrasting weather conditions out there in comparison to the weekend, particularly for england and wales where we barely had a cloud in the
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sky. this very slow moving weather front, a weak affair producing more in the way of cloud than we have seen in the way of cloud than we have seen and the odd spot of light rain. not enough for the gardens i am afraid. it will continue to meander south. behind it, quite a good clea ra nce south. behind it, quite a good clearance of cloud breaking up some sunshine coming through. a few scattered showers, chiefly to the north—west of the great plain of scotla nd north—west of the great plain of scotland and northern ireland. still pretty windy and not as warm, 13-15d, the pretty windy and not as warm, 13—15d, the south will keep 16—20dc, so 13—15d, the south will keep 16—20dc, so not as warm as the weekend. at week weather front slowly pushes its way south, sky is clear through the night and temperatures likely to fall away. still stays when the in the far north—east of scotland in particular. 0vernight lows on the chilly side, low single figures for many, 6—11d in towns and city centres. the chilly note start, nest and fog patches perhaps but some
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sunny spells around through tuesday. relatively quiet, the wind more of a future in the far north of scotland. by future in the far north of scotland. by the end of the afternoon, some cloud thickening and patchy rain threatening to the far north—west. that is the weather front which will topple across that high pressure and introduce a bit of rain, most of us under the influence of high and it will stay with us for the remainder of the week. 0utbreaks will stay with us for the remainder of the week. outbreaks of light rain into the far north, elsewhere late winds, clear skies, lots into the far north, elsewhere late winds, clearskies, lots of into the far north, elsewhere late winds, clear skies, lots of sunshine and temperatures peaking around 20 degrees. not quite as warm in the far north, under a cloud and rain, 13-15d, the far north, under a cloud and rain, 13—15d, the difference. as we move out of wednesday into thursday, the high is still with us, the weather front drifts away and again a good deal of quiet weather in the forecast. largely fine and drive—through thousand and into friday. indications of it getting a bit warmer in the south and into the
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weekend. to sun summarise, largely dry, chilling out with some rain in the north.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2: still awaiting your solutions — the eu commission president, jean claude juncker, tells borisjohnson no—one's seen any uk proposals to amend the controversial irish backstop. oil prices surge after drone attacks on saudi arabian facilities knocked out 5% of global supply. the uk's former chief scientist says recent extreme weather events are "scary" and the government should advance its climate targets by 10 years. coming up on afternoon live — all the sport withjohn watson. joe root says he wants to lead his country into the next ashes series as england finish the summer on a high. thanks, john, and ben rich has all the weather. spain not finishing it some on a


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