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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8pm: a woman has died in floodwater in derbyshire as much of northern england is hit by a months worth of rain in one day. it happened in 2007, and it's happened again and... it's just ridiculous. people have been evacuated from their homes, and there is travel disruption on the roads and the rail network. the scottish national party launches its election campaign, saying it's seeking an alliance with other parties to lock the conservatives out of government and promising to stop the nhs being privatised. ten teenagers — including two 15—year—old boys — have been named among the 39 people from vietnam who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in essex.
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the opening of london's crossrail project is delayed until 2021 — as europe's biggest infrastructure scheme is set to go another £650 million over budget. authorities in australia say an "unprecedented" number of emergency—level bushfires are threatening the state of new south wales. so he moves in here with his gameiro leg and the first time... and the good liar pits sir ian mckellan as a conman who targets a wealthy widow played by helen mirren. find out what mark kermode thinks of that and the rest of the week's top releases in the film review.
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good evening. a woman has died after being swept away by floodwater, as parts of the midlands and northern england were battered by a month's worth of rain in one day. the woman's body was recovered from the river derwent in derbyshire this morning. in yorkshire, people have been evacuated from their homes and there's chaos on the road and rail network. there are now more than 100 flood alerts in place across england and six severe flood warnings — meaning a danger to life — in place along the river don near doncaster in south yorkshire. danny savage has spent the day in doncaster. as floodwaters rose rapidly across the east midlands, derbyshire and yorkshire, a woman died after being swept away in rowsley, near matlock. she went missing in the early hours near here and her body was recovered from the river derwent in darley dale this morning. in doncaster, the main river through the town burst its banks
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and overflowed into nearby streets. anything and everything was used as a huge community effort to save belongings swung into action. locals are angry and say they were not warned. it has happened down here a couple of times. we've had no warning from the council or anything. they should have been out last night, giving sandbags out, all that sort of stuff, but we had nothing. nearby, i met linda. her home has been flooded before but the timing now couldn't be worse. lam here, 26a, the one with the for sale sign, in fact, sold, subject to survey. they were due to come round on monday to do the survey. are you worried now this has happened? i am very worried. i doubt anybody is going to want to go ahead and buy this now. from above, the flooding can be seen for miles, from sheffield, through rotherham and to doncaster and beyond. this is worksop in nottinghamshire, where a wide area was left underwater.
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this caravan park in doncaster was completely overwhelmed and people living here were evacuated. what has happened to your caravan? they are all, every one of them is knackered, every one of them is finished. are you insured? no. because you can't get insurance? no, i'm not entitled to it. so you've lost your home? yeah, oh, aye, yeah, we've lost it all. it's mid—afternoon and it's started raining heavily again. all this water flowing past us here is the overflow from the river don and it's going straight down this residential street, where the water's getting deeper and deeper. how much warning, if any, did you get? none, as far as i'm concerned. just in the space of 20 minutes, it all came and just started flooding through. the house is wrecked from bottom up, carpets, laminates gone, the tv's gone, everything, electric's been cut off. we're hoping to get it sorted. like, as long as we are all out and safe, that's all that matters, really. in mansfield in nottinghamshire, a cliff gave way. the landslide led to 35 homes being evacuated.
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transport has been badly disrupted, too, roads and railways closed, stations left as islands. it looks worrying, doesn't it? it does, it does. for now, many people are just looking anxiously out of their windows, hoping it doesn't get worse. rivers should peak this evening but levels will remain high for some time. danny savage, bbc news, doncaster. as we've been reporting, derby has also been badly affected. 0ur correspondent phil mackie reports from the outskirts of the city. as you can see, the flooding now is causing chaos in the city because of roads being closed. this is one of the main routes into and out of the city. firefighters have just pulled this jaguar out of the floodwater here. the roads completely closed. a little further along here, there's a rescue taking place of some horses which have become stranded by the rising waters. in the city centre, we just heard that some residential properties are being evacuated as a precaution because the river derwent, where,
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obviously, that lady died earlier on further upstream, is now peaking in the city around now and over the next couple of hours, so the focus is now on derby and further downstream as the river peaks over the next few hours. that was phil mackey there in derby. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at10.40pm and ii.30pm this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are james rampton, features writer for the independent, and rachel cunliffe, comment and features editor at cityam. the snp leader and first minister of scotland, nicola sturgeon, has launched her party's election campaign in edinburgh — saying she would be willing to cooperate with a labour government led byjeremy corbyn. she ruled out a formal coalition — but said she could support labour on a vote—by—vote basis but only if the scottish parliament
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is granted the right to hold a second independence referendum and given more powers and increased investment for holyrood. nicola sturgeon has been talking to our political editor laura kuenssberg. she wants two things — to stay in the eu... we want scotland to remain inside the eu. ..but scotland to be out of the uk. it should not be for westminster to decide. but if she worked with jeremy corbyn, could this election give the snp both the outcomes they want and change the course of the country for us all? if there is a hung parliament after this election, snp mps would seek to form a progressive alliance to lock the tories out of government. to be crystal clear about this, if labour were looking to seek a government and they accepted the principle of having another vote on independence in scotland, you would be willing to form an alliance that would put
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jeremy corbyn in downing street? i would never put borisjohnson in downing street. but you would putjeremy corbyn in? and if people are worried about jeremy corbyn, with good reason in many respects, then better to have snp mps in there making sure the right issues are progressed and the right values are protected than having a jeremy corbyn government without that influence of the snp. you said this morning that brexit, if it goes forward, means years of wrangling economic uncertainty. that's exactly the same as it would be if there was another independence referendum, isn't it? it was never inevitable that brexit became the chaotic mess that it has done. you do the work, do the thinking, be honest with people about with the trade—offs in advance. they did not do the planning for it. 977,000 people voted snp in 17 but 1,018,000 million people voted to leave so when you say all the time... yeah, well... ..that people will be dragged out of the eu against their will,
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a million scots voted to leave. i think that a bizarre kind of perversion of democracy. so, yes, you're comparing the referendum result with a general election, first of all is the first point. the turnout was higher in the eu referendum. exactly. there was a majority, not a narrow majority. in scotland with the highest remain vote of any part of the uk, so we have to find a way of plotting a course out of it and one fundamentally that allows people in scotland to be in charge of our future and the kind of country we want to be. labour won't parade it around. morning. i will get a small cappuccino... but they would contemplate another independence referendum if they needed snp votes to govern. we want scotland to remain part of the union. we are very clear about that and that's why we will not be doing deals. we are in this election to win it. this is absolutely beautiful... it's a gift for the conservatives, certainly. the prime minister campaigning in a hospital today, they were already making the claim that labour and the snp were in cahoots. nicola sturgeon has made crystal clear that the price of her support forjeremy corbyn is making sure that we have two referendums. we know that corbyn is desperate
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to get into downing street. we know he will do a deal with the snp. just as kissing babies is familiar in a campaign, so, too, will be the question of independence in this election. i will vote with and work with other parties on issues where we agree but when it comes to the snp, they need to drop their obsession, absolute obsession, with independence. what's more important to you, staying in the eu or scotland becoming an independent country? both of these things are important to me. if you had to choose? well, i've campaigned for independence all of my life. putting the decisions about our future into our own hands so independence is much more of a fundamental foundation for the kind of country we want to be. but in scotland, it's hard to talk about one without talking about the other. brexit was the reason for this election, yet the future shape of the whole uk is right in the middle. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, edinburgh. boris johnson has been
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campaigning in deesside in north wales today — and he's again said the conservatives want to "get brexit done" and move onto work around other areas of policy. but he's been accused of not understanding his own brexit deal or what it means for businesses in northern ireland. speaking to conservative party members in northern ireland yesterday, the prime minister said firms could "bin" customs forms because there would be "no barriers of any kind" to trade crossing the irish sea. let's have a listen. when you come out of the eu customs union, which is what we've done, you have to have some way of checking the goods that might attract a tariff going from the united kingdom into ireland. pay that tariff, if there is to be a tariff. the only place you can do it, if you don't do it at the border, is at the border in northern ireland.
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there will not be tariffs or checks on goods coming from gb that are not going on to ireland. and the great thing that's been misunderstood about this is, there will not be checks, there will not be checks — i speak as the prime minister of the united kingdom and a passionate unionist — there will not be checks on goods going from northern ireland to great britain. because we are the government of the united kingdom and we will not institute, or implement, or enact such checks. however, it's being claimed this is out of step with what his brexit secretary told a commons committee last month. will northern ireland businesses that trade with great britain have to complete export declarations? well, if they're moving goods to northern ireland... exporting to great britain. from northern ireland to great britain? no, because we've said, in terms of from northern ireland to gb, it will be frictionless.
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sorry, can i just come back to lord... he asked a very fair question on declarations. just to be clear, the exit summary declarations will be required, in terms of northern ireland to gb. that was stephen barclay speaking there. 0ur reality check correspondent chris morris has been trying to get to the bottom of the claims and counterclaims. further video emerged this afternoon of the meeting he had last night, or yesterday, with business leaders in northern ireland when she said when it comes to trade going from northern ireland into great britain, there will be no checks, no barriers of any there will be no checks, no barriers ofany kind, there will be no checks, no barriers of any kind, no forms to fill in. the forms bit in particular is basically a direct contradiction to what his brexit secretary stephen barclay had said in parliament a few weeks earlier. he said there would have to be export declarations filled in. and if you delve into the detail of the withdrawal agreement itself, which said that rabbits of
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the —— there are bits of the eu rules you have to follow, yes, there will be declarations. it is not clear what is happening there. it is not clear whether he think that is not important or does not undersell what that means. he also talked about trade going the other direction, from great britain into northern ireland, saying there would be no ta riffs ireland, saying there would be no tariffs and no checks. but there will be some tariffs paid on some things going to northern ireland. if there is a risk of them going into there is a risk of them going into the republic of ireland. there will be checks, especially on things like food produce. under mrjohnson‘s andile, the island of ireland will bea andile, the island of ireland will be a single zone. all of this sounds quite technical, but for businesses in northern ireland and political parties in northern ireland, this is of great import.
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that was chris morris there. earlier, i spoke to david henig, the uk director of the european centre for international political economy, a think tank focused on international trade. he says it's important voters understand what might happen to uk trade in the future. there is concerning that it is a mixed message. what is not being said is, as chris morris said, there will be extra checks from northern ireland to great britain and there will be extra checks from great britain to northern ireland. he doesn't every thing will be checked but i think the mixed messages to try to say that there won't be anything different in the future, it will look different under the agreement that the permit mr has signed. 0k, very quickly, just to try and expands people away from northern ireland and those business dynamics in that region, how would the situation post brexit compare with what is going on now in terms of checks? even now, there are some
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checks on trade between northern ireland and the rest of the united kingdom. those checks take place muh for example, on animal movements because there's a single and for the republic, —— for the island of ireland for there also be checks for whether goods need to pay customs duties, which they don't have to pay now, and coming from another ireland to great britain, there would need to great britain, there would need to be checks to make sure that if those goods have come to the european union, maybe those goods would normally pay tariff coming into the uk, there would need to be checks whether the right tariff has been paid. much of this will be done electronically, so the idea of checks and some of the border collecting all the money is not necessarily accurate. this will mostly be electronic stop what happens if mrjohnson does overhaul what is on brexit deal doesn't terms of checks? could we possibly and up
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in court? somebody may take a case against us in the world trade organisations. we are trying to be a good citizen in the wto. some are saying we are treating trade differently with northern ireland in different countries. that is illegal under wto rules. it depends which agreement. so it's not just rules. it depends which agreement. so it's notjust disagreement we need to look at, it's the other grievance we are a party to. how much damage is this doing, do you think? how significant is this to the election campaign? this coming to many people, seems very far away? yes, andi to many people, seems very far away? yes, and i think the issue with the election campaign is less on northern ireland. i think it is quite clear there will be extra checks. what the prime ministers think is not quite accurate. but there might be more concerned about whether what he says about future agreements, about completing a macklin free triggermen by 2020 or
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about whether we will except food for the united states —— completing aeu for the united states —— completing a eu free—trade agreement. we need to make sure that i think we are very clear, and voters are very clear, what is it might be happening to uk trade in the future when we leave the eu? i think that is the key issue. a few extra checks on trade between northern ireland and great britain can be worked out and the detail and he will be worked out in the coming months. that was david henig. the time is 18 minutes past 8pm. the headlines on bbc news: a woman has died after being swept away by flood water, as parts of england are hit with a months worth of rain in one day. the snp launch their election campaign, saying they'd try to form an alliance with other parties to lock the conservatives out of power. ten teenagers, including two fifteen—year—old boys, have been named among the 39 people from vietnam who were found dead
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in a refrigerated lorry in essex. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's holly. hi. we've got plenty of friday night football for you. first up, it's the battle of the bottom two in the premier league as norwich city and watford look to turn their seasons around. it's around 15 minutes in at carrow road and it is 1—0 to watford after gerard deulofeu scored in the second minute. norwich have been without a win since their victory over manchester city in september while watford are yet to win in the league so far this season. also tonight, non—league side dulwich hamlet are taking on league two side carlisle in the first round of the fa cup.
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let's get the latest now from champion hill. it is carlisle who have taken a 1—0 lead. dulwich have never reached the second round and will be hoping to make history tonight. you can watch this game on bbc two right now or on the bbc sport website and app. bottom of the championship stoke have confirmed that northern ireland manager michael 0'neill will take charge of the club. he's expected to be in the dug—out for stoke's game against barnsley tomorrow but will return to northern ireland to take charge of their final euro 2020 qualifiers before moving to stoke full—time. a good result for scotland's women in their euro 2021 qualifier as they thumped albania to move second in theirgroup. the scots started strongly in elbasan with claire emslie and jane ross with this effortjust before the break. erin cuthbert and debutant hannah godfrey added further goals before christie murray rounded off the scoring with this
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effort to make in 5—0. elsehwere tonight, northern ireland were hammered 6—0 in norway. with the dust well and truly settled after the rugby world cup, it's business as usual in the premiership. sixth—placed sale have world cup absentees ben curry and aj macginty back from japan for tonight's clash with wasps. couple of tries at the aj bell stadium, sale are ahead 13—10. elsewhere in the pro1li, blair kinghor has given edinburgh a 7—0 lead over dragons at murrayfield. british wheelchair racer sammi kinghorn has won bronze in the t53100m at the world para—athletics championships in dubai. the 23—year old came into the final as reigning champion and after an injury—ravaged season,
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emerged with bronze in a time of 16.64 seconds. kinghorn, who only went under the knife five months ago, said she was delighted to make the podium. ididn't i didn't have any expectations coming in. through the season, it was like, i will come here. it's amazing to be back in team colours. in theresa may always fantastic. two and to raise for my country is a lwa ys and to raise for my country is always fantastic. really happy to have a metal under my neck. dawid malan will be hoping he's showed the selectors what he's capable of. after he scored england's fastest t20 international century during their win over new zealand this morning. he made an unbeaten 103 from 51 balls as england made 241 from their 20 overs. in response, new zealand were all out for 165. it means england have levelled the five—match series at 2—2 with one game remaining. two—time defending champion justin rose is just two shots off the lead at the halfway mark of the turkish 0pen. he birdied three of his last five holes in antalya to move to ten under par — two shots behind
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austria's matthius schwab. danny willett and ross fisher are the best placed brits — just a shot off the lead. that's all the sport for now. right now on the bbc sport website, you can watch the track cycling world cup, which is taking place in glasgow. great britain have already won gold in the women's team pursuit. you can watch it at, or via the red button. that's all from me for now. i'll bring you a full round up on sportsday at 10.30pm. see you then. look forward to that, holly. thank you. let's return to the election campaign now. the leader of the brexit party, nigel farage, has been campaigning in south wales. he's said his party would try for a few more days to agree an electoral pact with the tories, but he's repeated his condition that borisjohnson would have to abandon his deal with the eu. at a speech in newport, mr farage once again criticised the prime minister's deal.
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this is mrs may's deal with new wrapping paper. this is not brexit and boris is not good enough. we will not put up with being stuck for a further three years at least in negotiations. we will not put up with a total bill that will be £65 billion. and the hell, will not put up billion. and the hell, will not put up with regulatory alignment on everything from financial services to fisheries because we will never be free, we will never take back control of our laws, our money and oui’ control of our laws, our money and our borders with this con job that you call a great new deal. james williams is political correspondent for bbc cymru wales. hejoins us now. fair to say he joins us now. fair to say that there is a softening their of mr farage's redlines? somewhat. nigel
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farage's redlines? somewhat. nigel farage said this morning there are still a few days left for the conservatives and the brexit party to form a so—called leave alliance. when mr farage launched the election can be last friday heat said the deal would be the scrapping of boris johnson's deal with the european union. speaking in newport here tonight, he seemed to be softening his redlines. he said borisjohnson needs to move, they hate that deal, they say keeps the uk too closely aligned to the european union, introduces a border down the irish sea and so on and so on. where before he said that you need to go com pletely before he said that you need to go completely and basically calling for what they say is a clean deal brexit 01’ what they say is a clean deal brexit ora what they say is a clean deal brexit or a no—deal brexit, nigel farage said borisjohnson or a no—deal brexit, nigel farage said boris johnson needs or a no—deal brexit, nigel farage said borisjohnson needs to guarantee that united kingdom would be leaving the european union year with or without a deal. it seems that he's softening his redlines somewhat, saying that a deal could
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be palatable to the brexit party — not this deal. forrestjohnson needs to move on it, but some sort of deal could work with nigel farage and his party. boris johnson could work with nigel farage and his party. borisjohnson today has said he is not going to do a deal with the brexit party. he is going to this campaign on the basis of that agreement, that new agreement with the european union, so it seems unlikely boris johnson the european union, so it seems unlikely borisjohnson is willing to move unlikely borisjohnson is willing to m ove eve n unlikely borisjohnson is willing to move even this much in order to raise some sort of leave alliance packs but it is interesting that nigel farage, after a lot of pressure within his own party, and we have seen candidates standing down today and over the last few days because they are worried that if brexit party ended its stand against pro—brexit tory candidates, there could be a splitting of the brexit vote which could only benefit labour and leave and supporting parties in the election. won the chances of the brexit party winning seats in wales? it seems very difficult, it must be said, but they
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are very much targeting seats in south wales — traditional labour heartlands. it sounds familiar because that exactly what nigel farage was going for, those were his targets when he was you kept leader —— ukip leader. in the 2015 election, they did quite well in wales. they did not translate that into any seats. for nigel frosh and the brexit party to change that this time, they basically need people to vote in the selection on the basis of how they feel about the european union. and as to whether they want to leave or remain. and if they can hoover enough brexiteers up in these seats, they feel they could really make some headway into winning some of those seats. some of those soft targets include... solid labour seats, and they are hoping they can get enough labour levers to come across and back them. the difficulty is the pulling suggests labour
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levers have already left labour to a certain extent, and that the labour vote in 2017 was made up of the remain voters. it is hard to see whether that tack is going to be enough to get the wrecks a party of the line. back in may's european pollinator election committee bexar party did amazingly well here for a party did amazingly well here for a party —— the brexit were did amazingly well. they came in first and 22 of the welsh council areas. of course, a general election kingpin is very different to a european parliamentary one. james williams, think you very much for that. two 15—year—old boys are among the 39 people from vietnam who were all found dead in a refrigerated lorry in essex last month. police have released all their names. a 26—year—old woman who sent heartbreaking texts to her parents saying she was dying and couldn't breath was also confirmed to be among them. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. some of the faces of the 39 people who died in the refrigerated trailer
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6,000 miles from home. all were from vietnam and were being smuggled into britain. the oldest was 44, but ten of them were teenagers and the two youngest were just 15 years old. one of the 15—year—olds was nguyen huy hung. his relatives say he had been trying tojoin his parents who live in britain. hoang van tiep was 18 and had been living in paris for a year. he told his family he was getting a taxi to the uk, but they had not heard from him since. bui thi nhung was one of two 19—year—old women in the lorry. she had posted pictures of herself sightseeing in brussels just days before she died. and pham thi tra my was the 26—year—old woman who tragically texted her family to say she was suffocating in the sealed trailer. detectives started this investigation with 39 unknown people
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dead in the back of a refrigerated lorry on this industrial estate. now, after more than two weeks of intensive work, they have been able to give those people names and faces and to tell their worried families that they won't be coming back. father simon has been helping those grieving relatives who are in the uk. it is really very, very painful. very sad to know about this tragedy. many of them escape from a very poor area. two lorry drivers are being held, accused of manslaughter. maurice robinson is thought to have collected the trailer when it arrived in essex. eamonn harrison is thought to have dropped it off in zeebrugge 11 hours earlier. yesterday, police in the republic of ireland raided properties linked to ronan and chris hughes, two brothers still wanted by essex police. daniel sandford, bbc news.
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just to bring you some breaking news concerning the election. you just hearing via the news agency that charlie elsik has stood dennis the conservative candidate, to fight to clear his name of sexual assault allegations. we understand that his wife, it has been reported, naturally, is set to contest the seat at the general election —— it has been reported, natalie. charlie, just to remind you, did lose the conservative whip and had it restored. not going to be standing as the conservative candidate for dover and deal but his wife natalie will be doing that for the seat in the general election. more as and when we get it. until then, here's
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the weather with nick. hello. temperatures are dropping away quite quickly as widespread frost is on the way tonight. for most places, it will be dry. still a few showers to work their way south across south east england, but ahead of this next rain band coming towards northern ireland later in the night, it will be dry and clear for most with that widespread frost clearing in. freezing frost patch developing in some spots. temperatures recover in the west later in the night, looks like a wet day across the eastern side of northern ireland tomorrow. 20—30mm could bring some disruption. notjust rain but hill snow in wales, so don't be surprised by that. some higher parts of the midlands may see some snow as this wet weather moves in, pushing east across southern england. looks like the worst of the rain will avoid the areas seeing the worst flooding. much of the north and east of the uk will stay dry with some hazy sunshine. a chilly day, a mainly dry
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sunday is on the way. hello, this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. the headlines. a woman has died after being swept away by flood water, as parts of england are hit with a months worth of rain in one day. the snp launch their election campaign, saying they'd try to form an alliance with other parties to lock the conservatives out of power. ten teenagers, including two 15—year—old boys, have been named among the 39 people from vietnam who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in essex. authorities in australia say an "unprecedented" number of emergency—level bushfires are threatening the state of new south wales. within the last few minutes, the prime minister has visited residents affected by flooding in matlock, in derbyshire. borisjohnson met young climate
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protestors on the street, and talked with emergency services workers about their work helping residents before he visited an opticians, where he helped mop up floodwaters. at the moment, i want to stress that this is something that the local authorities, local emergency services have managed really well themselves. at the moment, touch wood, this is not looking like something we need to escalate to a level of a national emergency. but we certainly want to assist all businesses and we can. any messages to the emergency services? businesses and we can. any messages to the emergency services7m businesses and we can. any messages to the emergency services? it might m essa 9 es to the emergency services? it might messages just to the emergency services? it might messagesjust thank to the emergency services? it might messages just thank them, but also to thank the people in the local community who have come together to help each other and help people reassure them, and to help clean up our businesses. boris johnson speaking earlier. an 18—year—old from wiltshire has been jailed for life for murdering his girlfriend
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after she ended their three—month relationship. thomas griffiths stabbed ellie gould multiple times after turning up at her home the day after they broke up. afterwards he tried to make it look like she'd killed herself, before he then returned to school. 0ur correspondent fiona lamdin has been talking to ellie's family. # nice to meet you, where you been? # i can show you incredible things. ..# her life was full and all the opportunities in front of her. yeah, she was the perfect daughter, really. ellie gould was just 17, studying for her a—levels, when she was murdered by thomas griffiths. the night before, she'd called off their three—month relationship to concentrate on her schoolwork. we trusted him. we welcomed him into our home. he celebrated her 17th birthday with us. three months later, he murdered her. it's chilling. 0n the morning he killed her,
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thomas' mother took him to school, but he caught the bus straight home. despite not having a licence, he took the family car and drove to ellie's house. he knew she was at home alone, studying. he stabbed her at least 13 times in the neck and face before going back to school, pretending nothing had happened. three hours later, ellie's father found her on the kitchen floor. nothing could prepare me for police cars abandoned everywhere, and an ambulance at the end of the drive. and then mattjust sobbing at the end of our drive. and ijust ran up to him, and a policeman said, "who are you?" and i said, "i'm her mother, what's happened, what's happened?" at the same time, thomas griffiths was messaging ellie's phone and her friends to leave a false trail. he said he was self harming, but the scratches on his neck came from ellie as she fought for her life. police asked the family
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if she had a boyfriend. and i said, "oh, she does, but he doted on her. he wouldn't harm her." today, in sentencing him to 12—and—a—half years, thejudge said this had been the most appaling attack, and it was "beyond imagining the pain and terror she must have suffered in her last moments." what does justice mean for you? i think he's evil. i don't believe he should be allowed to take another breath, quite frankly. he's dangerous. i don't think he should never be let out of prison. i don't think he should ever be granted parole. go. 0k. every time i see teenage girls, and i just look and i think, "0h, ellie." you know? it's just so heartbreaking. you're reminded constantly. no mother should ever... ..hold their dead daughter's hand.
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that was just heartbreaking. fiona lamdin, bbc news. this weekend, thousands of veterans will take part in the march past at the cenotaph on remembrance sunday. 94—year—old harry billinge was among the first british soldiers to land in france on d—day. he has been raising thousands of pounds to help build a new memorial in normandy to remember those who died. today, he was shown pictures of it for the first time as jon donnison reports. in the remarkable life of harry billing, this has been a remarkable year. i'm overwhelmed with kindness. thank you, darlin‘. in the remarkable life of harry billinge, this has been a remarkable year. there's about 35 quid there, harry. i'm overwhelmed, really, with kindness. he's the best.
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you're the best. he's the hero. nobody else. i'll fill this tin by lunchtime. there you are. i saw you on the telly. it was an appearance on bbc breakfast telly, on a normandy beach for the d—day 75th anniversary injune, that saw harry go viral. don't say i'm a hero. i'm no hero. i was lucky. i'm here. all the heroes are dead. and i'll neverforget them as long as i live. since that moment of modesty, harry's fund—raising in st austell in cornwall, towards building a memorial in france, has seen a surge. it's nearly 30,000 now, i believe. ijust put in another 2,000 last monday. i should have been killed on the beach. i was saved, i believe, by the grace of god for this purpose. you're raising money for something and you can't see it? this morning, harry was back on bbc breakfast to see the memorial as it's being built, for the first time. clearly an emotional moment. 0k? yeah. idid it. ijust had a job to do.
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all these fellas did a good job. all these men, these wonderful men, young boys of 16. i'm not a brave man. i'm lucky. i owe my life to the boys that i loved and i'll never forget them. harry billinge there, ending that report byjon donnison. more now on the election campaign which kicked off earlier this week. and a first chance to see a new programme from bbc news, which will be available on the bbc iplayer and bbc news website each week during the couse of the campaign. the first edition of "this matters" takes a closer look at climate change and askes if your vote could help save the planet? welcome to this matters, a brand—new election show for bbc news. for a
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lot of people, climate change is the most important issue facing the country. concern for the environment has gone mainstream. look at greta thunberg. we cannot continue to look away from this crisis any more. she's a celebrity. she is friends with leonardo dicaprio. and jane fonda is out getting herself arrested at claimant protests now. and if you look at the polls for voter priority, it has jumped and if you look at the polls for voter priority, it hasjumped right up voter priority, it hasjumped right up the list in the last few years. it is something the green party has built itself on. the green wave is sweeping the globe, and it has been cascading across britain with our two best ever election results in green party history. and other parties are also trying to muscle in suckering a country that leads the way with clean, green technology. the climate emergency is an existential threat. scotland will be a net zero emissions nation. to tackle the climate emergency. not tackling the climate emergency can bea
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tackling the climate emergency can be a political liability. not all the party's manifestos are out yet, so we the party's manifestos are out yet, so we don't know their policies in detail. but they are already making moves to prove they care about the environment. this week, the government banned fracking, a kind of gas mining that can cause minor earthquakes. that was a change of tune from a government whose prime minister once wrote, "let's leave no stone on for act". and jeremy corbyn thinks the timing of the fracking band is a bit too convenient. thinks the timing of the fracking band is a bit too convenientlj think band is a bit too convenient.” think it sounds like fracking can come back on 13 december, if they we re come back on 13 december, if they were elected back into office. seems to me like an election stunt. 0k, let's forget about what was said in the past. what are the parties saying the past. what are the parties sa ' the past. what are the parties saying now? we are seeing an election going green of which i've never seen election going green of which i've never seen before. how do you go to the loo in the arctic? for the last 15 years, david has been reporting on climate change from all over the world. what this is all about is how rapidly the country should reduce
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its carbon emissions to zero. the green party want to do that by 2030 and spend £100 billion a year doing it. the conservatives say their target date of 2050 is much more realistic also but labour, snp, lib dems and others say that's way too late, they want to act much more rapidly. but the brexit party has not come out with a policy get. all the major parties are fighting to be the major parties are fighting to be the political green giant. but actions speak louder than words, so let's look at the data we actually have. the guardian did a study and gave each mpa score on how they voted in parliament on climate issues. each dot represents an mp's voting record. the guardian's findings say conservatives, in blue, generally voted against pro climate issues, getting worst scores, they say, than other parties. that being said, lib dem leaderjo swinson's score was 50% — even though the lib dems have criticised the tories for
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not taking climate change seriously. it is sometimes hard to see the effect of climate change happening in front of you, especially in the uk. but in certain places, it is getting real. take wales, where sea levels will be up 20 cm by 2050. this is fairburn, where those rising sea this is fairburn, where those rising sea levels could call the uk's first climate refugees. it's sea defences will only last a few more decades, so will only last a few more decades, so by 2050, the village will be abandoned. to decommission the village, i'll have to take my house and my land. this is sylvia stevenson, one of the village residents. unless they start to look at climate adaptation rather than climate change, i don't think we are really going to move forward. the welsh government, like other governments, have got to start treating it as climate adaptation. unsurprisingly, the people in
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fairborn are seriously concerned. but is the rest of wales? you have the welsh government declaring a climate emergency. they're obviously taking it very seriously, it is high up taking it very seriously, it is high up on theiragenda taking it very seriously, it is high up on their agenda and they think it is important to voters. we get lots of bad weather here in wales, unfortunately, lots of storms, rain, flooding, high winds — that's obviously a really pressing concern for people. on the other hand, i really don't get the feeling when i chat to people that it is the most pressing issue, or one of the big things they are worried about. it's more of an issue for young people, definitely. but brexit is still the main thing that people feel frustrated about, i would say, at the moment. when we were looking into this, we found an interesting poll. it is an age thing — 45% of 18-24 poll. it is an age thing — 45% of 18—24 —year—olds put the environment as their second biggest concern after brexit. it is probably part of the greta effect again. how dare
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