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good afternoon. flooding and rail cancellations are still affecting parts of england — after a month's worth of rain fell in a single day. seven severe flood warnings — meaning a threat to life — remain on the river don in south yorkshire and there are more than 50 other warnings in the north of england and the midlands. water levels there are still rising in the village of fishlake — as luxmy gopal reports.
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rising water levels posing a danger to life. this was the scene last night at fish lake in doncaster where a severe flood warning has been issued. a0 people had to be rescued from their homes overnight. it adds to the severe flooding that has hit other parts of south yorkshire and derbyshire. this wall shows you clearly where the water came up to. the basement storeroom of this florists in north derbyshire is completely ruined. all the stock ready for the run—up to christmas now worthless. to get things started again is going to cost a lot of money, the insurance comely will help out but of course we have to get those things to start with. we are talking between five and £10,000, a lot of money, a lot of money to recoup. other businesses in the town have suffered a similar fate. this new toy shop didn't get a chance to open its doors to the public. everybody has had a terrible
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time of it, but our shop was due to open yesterday, so we were here the day before yesterday until ten o'clock and evening and we have been for the last three weeks and we were so for the last three weeks and we were so excited about opening this today and then we got here and it was full of water. as a clean-up operation gets into full swing, many here say they feel lucky they were not worse affected. it was at matlock that the body of a woman was found after being swept away in the river derwent. today she has been formally identified as annie hall, a former high sheriff of derbyshire. in derby city centre, a number of properties we re city centre, a number of properties were evacuated last night. today they are trying to get back to business as usual. but travel continues to be disrupted, with many roads still closed and many train services are still cancelled across south yorkshire and derbyshire. there are seven severe flood warnings in place along the river don. while the flood waters have subsided in some areas, the danger is not passed yet. 0ur correspondent fiona trottjoins
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us now from bentley, on the river don. the owner we can see a bit of the scale of the problem behind you at the moment, how bad is it? this is the moment, how bad is it? this is the area, the river don burst its banks about 200m away and the flood water yesterday morning was way up over people ‘s homes, you can see the floodwater has receded and what you can see behind as people count of going from house to house, checking on their neighbours, they have mops, they have buckets, they are using shopping trolleys, even inflata ble are using shopping trolleys, even inflatable dinghies to get cleaning supplies to each other ‘s homes. i spoke to a man earlier who said he is looking at an entire kitchen he is looking at an entire kitchen he is going to have to replace in his home. his house was flooded in the 2007 floods here. insurance premiums are high for 2007 floods here. insurance premiums are highfora 2007 floods here. insurance premiums are high for a lot of people here andi are high for a lot of people here and i spoke to one person who said it was going to be over £1000. they are facing that and they are facing
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are facing that and they are facing a clean—up operation here and the local church has a hot food and drink for people who need it and they will need it, because they will be working hard here for some hours yet. fiona trott in bentley, thank you very much. it's a busy day on the campaign trail, with less than five weeks until the general election. the conservatives have unveiled plans to train more gps — whilst labour and the liberal democrats are focussing on increasing support for childcare. here's our political correspondent pete saull. what is going on? a saturday morning trip to a sure start centre brought in under the last labour government, hundreds of these have closed in recent yea rs. hundreds of these have closed in recent years. and should he become prime minister, labour say children in every community will have access to facilities like this. we are determined to open children centres, so determined to open children centres, so that surestart will become a reality as it was in the past for so many of our children. all our funding commitments will be there in the grey book that will be published
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alongside our manifesto. their pa rents alongside our manifesto. their parents might like the sound of another labour policy, extending the 30 hours of free childcare a week for two to a euros to all families and the liberal democrats are going even further. this is 35 hours of childcare for all two to four—year—old, 35 hours been the average school day, that make sense, that would also, and this is really radical and new, it would also be from nine months until two years old for families who work. this won't come cheap. and care providers are calling for greater clarity on funding. questions as well for the conservatives, who have made another pledge on the nhs. the health secretary wa nts pledge on the nhs. the health secretary wants to make it easier for patients to see their gp. the package will deliver 6000 more doctors in primary care and that will lead to 50 million more appointments. i know how frustrating it is when you cannot get a gp
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appointment fast enough. the tories made a similar promise for mac years ago, that there would be 5000 extra family doctored by 2020, they are nowhere near that target. the reality will be seen these delivered on, whichever government we have in a few weeks' time, we need them to recognise distressed state of general practice and we need them to recognise that these promises are solid and should be delivered on, but they need to be delivered swiftly. there is a long way to go yet and day by day we are getting a clear idea of the policy is that the parties hope will win your vote. india's supreme court has ruled that a bitterly disputed holy site —— in the northern town of ayodhya —— should be given to hindus who can now build a temple. (00v)security was tightened in many indian cities ahead of the announcement. many hindus believe the site to be the birthplace of a revered deity, lord ram. the court said muslims must be given a nearby plot of land to build a mosque.
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ceremonies are taking place in germany to mark 30 years since the fall of the berlin wall. the german chancellor angela merkel, who grew up in east germany, has been attending a commemoration at a remaining section of the wall, that's preserved as a memorial. 0ur berlin correspondent jenny hill reports. in broad daylight, with the world watching, east berlin became a prison, its citizens sealed off from friends and family in the west. 30 years after its fall, it's still a powerful symbol of division. there's not much of it left today but it's the focus of commemorations, led by angela merkel, who herself grew up behind the iron curtain. for monica, an emotional day. the wall, she told us, tore her family apart. she never knew her grandfather, who lived in the west. by the time the wall fell, he was dead. it was, astonishingly, bloodless revolution which followed weeks of street protests. many declared the birth
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of a new world order, one which some warn is at risk today. translation: the values upon which europe is founded, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law, the preservation of human rights, they absolutely cannot be taken for granted and must constantly be defended. today is a bittersweet day for germany. it's about commemorating hardships endured, freedoms won but also a chance to reflect on the divisions on today. solemnity but later there will be celebration too, to mark an iconic moment which shaped the world as we know it today. jenny hill, bbc news, berlin. bushfires in southeastern australia have left at least three people dead — with officials saying the number of casualties is expected to rise. thousands in new south wales have been forced to flee their homes while firefighters work to tackle the blazes — now into their second day.
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with all the sport now, here's holly hamilton at the bbc sport centre... good afternoon.... history will be made at wembley this afternoon with a record crowd expected at the national stadium to watch england's women take on germany in a friendly — 86,000 tickets have been sold. 0ur reporterjo currie is there. jo, germany, an oppenent england have never beaten at home. yes, england ‘s record against germany is pretty stark reading. in 25 meetings between these two sides, england have only beaten germany once, that was during a bronze medal match at the 2015 world cup and as you mention, they have never beaten them on home soil. to be fair, the germans are formidable opponents, they are two—time world cup champions, eight times european champions, eight times european champions and they are currently ranked second in the world, only behind the usa, so this match is not
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going to be easy for the lioness is, but they could do with a big victory, having made the semi—finals of this world cup, they have only w011 once of this world cup, they have only won once in their last six matches and the manager phil neville admits tonight that they need big performance. this type of challenge is what the players need, coming off the back of the world cup, where we all reached a massive emotional high, we have probably all found it a little bit difficult to get back up to that high, mentally, physically, but this is the type of game where there are no excuses, it is the biggest game that england's women's team have ever had in terms of the size of the game, and i think emotionally, physically, tactically, we need to be at our absolute very best. victory would make history for england. and jo it's set to be another landmark moment in the growth of women's football. absolutely, holly, this place, you might hear the odd sound has going 0h might hear the odd sound has going on behind me, but in four hours'
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time, wembley stadium is going to be packed to the rafters. 86,000 tickets have been sold for this match, it is a sell—out and a crowd like that would absolutely smash the current record for the lionesses crowd. it is the sign of their success in recent years, in the last three major tournaments, the lionesses have reached the semi—finals and a win against germany here at wembley tonight in front of a record crowd, that can only help the growth of the game. tonight could well be a very special evening for the lionesses. thank you for the moment. chelsea are up against crystal palace in the premier league's lunchtime kick off, hoping to win a sixth consecutive league game in a row(gfx)under manager frank lampard, who has this week picked up the league's manager of the month award. approaching half time at stamford bridge... no goals so far
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and great britain's rugby league lions were in action in the latest match of their tour of new zealand, tonga and papua new guinea. they were without some key players for their match against new zealand in christchurch this morning. they play papua new guinea in their final match next weekend. you can catch all the hightlights following the news here on bbc one. that's all the sport for now. that's all from us. the next news on bbc one is at twenty to six —— bye for now. hello, you're watching the bbc news channel. it is1.12pm. the conservative peer, lady warsi, has accused the health secretary, matt hancock, of "whitesplaining", after he said that others in the party "take a more balanced approach" on islamophobia than her. lady warsi — who's led criticism of the tory hierarchy‘s response to islamophobia within the party — tweeted that she was "glad" to have colleagues, such as mr hancock,
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educate her on the issue, even after her "30 years of experience of work in race relations". mr hancock made the comments in an interview on the radio a's today programme, during which he was asked about suggestions that the party was watering down an inquiry into islamophobia. there needs to be an inquiry of course. but of course you should look into all kinds of prejudice. i think that this is something that any responsible party always needs to be on the look out for. we have seen... but there are senior people in your party, and baroness sayeeda warsi has said islamophobia is a particular problem and the way, she describes it as watering down, means that you are not taking this issue seriously. i like sayeeda, she has a particular view on this. there are others who take a more balanced approach. and i... you are saying she is unbalanced? no, i'm certainly not saying that.
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and i have an enormous amount of respect for sayeeda but she does take a particular view. i think that what matters is we as a party, we as a country, take, always always insist that everybody has the opportunities to reach their potential, to have, to succeed to their best. we are seeing the horrific problems of anti—semitism in labour, i don't... which you have been very critical of, so in other words, but then people say look into your own house and do something about islamophobia? absolutely right. because i think discrimination of any kind is completely unacceptable. islamophobia is completely unacceptable. back to the election campaign and laboursays if it wins the election, it will open 1000 new sure start centres in england. to highlight the pledge — jeremy corbyn and the shadow education secretary angela rayner have been visiting an early
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years centre in leeds. 0ur correspondent phil bodmer is in leeds. this is wherejeremy corbyn was sacked one hour ago talking to young people and parents about early years childcare provisions. —— was sitting one hour ago. the labour party are pledging to invest £1 billion, providing 30 hours of free childcare for week and setting up 1000 new sure start centres. they are usually set up in socially disadvantaged areas, this is not, this is an art centre and has many, many facilities, very colourful and a great place for young people to learn. labour claims that under the conservatives, 1000 centres have been lost in the last ten years or
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so. been lost in the last ten years or so. so, £1 billion is a lot of money to find. we ask the shadow secretary how labour will fund the setup. £1 billion is a lot of money but it is also very crucial because our national education service is about making sure that every single child gets the best start in life and here in leeds, leeds labour council have done everything they can to keep these fantastic centres open, but we know we have lost over 1000 of them across the uk, so we want to put that funding back in and we will pay for that by making sure that the corporations and the most rich and the very richest in the top 5% will pay a little bit more. and by doing that, we will save so much money on making sure that children are school ready and get the best possible start in life and that is what we want to do. get it right first time rather than pay for it later on. but you can't guarantee it because parents, not all parents benefit from the funding because ultimately it is up to providers to chip in? at the moment, under the current government offer, they are not putting enough hourly rate in for providers so providers
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quite rightly are saying we cannot afford this. they are asking parents to chip them because they are only putting £a and our in. — an hour in. we have said we will put £5.62 for 3 to a—year—olds and £9.62 for a two—year—old offer so we have got substantial more funding going into ensure that those offers can be materialised for all providers and every single child will get that option. it is a universal basic offer, so everyone will get 30 hours a free childcare. the liberal democrats are attacking you on this flank is well, saying they will provide up to 35 hours free childcare. that is going better than you, isn't it? no, because the liberal democrats were in government when they started attacking our sure start service in the first place. and were part of the coalition that has led to 1000 sure starts closing. the liberal democrat offer does not give every child that opportunity so again there will be children that are in working families who will not be eligible to what they are offering and also
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the most vulnerable children need the offer will not get it with the liberal democrats, only labour are putting children and families at the heart of our offer. with our national education service. it will transform the support that is offered to working families and to all families to ensure that they can get into work, get on in life and get the best start. angela rayner talking to us earlier 0h. angela rayner talking to us earlier on. the centre also provides education material but crucially art as well so it can give young children under the age of four practical hands—on experiences, with lots of textures and colours as you can see. it seems like the political parties are competing in this particular election pledge at the moment because the liberal democrats as you heard angela suggest have been responsible for taking away some of the provisions for sure sta rt. some of the provisions for sure start. they say they will provide up to 35 hours of free childcare for week. the tories meanwhile say that
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childcare provision in their view is very good at the moment with 95% of childcare providers being voted good 01’ childcare providers being voted good or outstanding so some clear battle grounds going on developing over the coming weeks as the election rolls 0h. coming weeks as the election rolls on. jeremy corbyn, for his part, is off to visit south yorkshire which has been hit by floods today. but angela rayner asks lots of questions by young parents today about sure start and what it will mean for them because many parents see if they get their child into care, they have to chopit their child into care, they have to chop it up. she says that won't be the case, it will be free childcare, we will wait and see who wins power to see what we get. the environment agency is urging people to stay away from river banks in areas where nearly 70 flood warnings remain in place. it's after the death of a woman in derbyshire. yorkshire and the east midlands are the areas worst affected. there are particular concerns about the river don at fishlake, north of doncaster.
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earlier, i spoke to samantha peckham—hufton and her son alex baxter who have evacuated their home in village. fishlake was overflowing into the village at one o'clock yesterday afternoon. no precautions were put into place. we went to bed at 3:30am this morning where a lot of the streets were flooded and were just starting to go into the properties. we had used sandbags that weren't delivered by special services, we had to go and get our own. we woke up at 7:30am this morning absolutely devastated. our house is three feet under inside and the elderly, the community are helping each other out. everything that they can do for each other. farmers actually evacuated us this morning with our pets. there has been nothing from nobody.
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fishlake is a forgotten village. alex, just tell me, when did you first start to see the water coming into your house? well, we came home after eating tea last night at a pub and water started seeping through through the floorboards around 1:30am, 2am in the morning. then we woke up to three feet of water under our feet. what was that like for you? well, it is devastating for all of the hard work my stepdad and i have put into the house, and my mum also. and it has taken us a year to rip the house apart and put it back to how it was. and then it is going to take us maybe weeks, months, years, to put the house back to its normal reality. samantha, did you manage to clear anything that was really important to you from those downstairs floorboards, from the bottom floor?
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last night, we sort of knew what was going to happen. we saw the vast amount of water that was coming into the village, first on trundle lane, and then onto penfold lane and sower lane. so what we did was go home after having tea, lift all the furniture up, which was obviously brand—new furniture we had only moved in literally a year ago blast week, we lifted of the furniture onto coffee tables. so at the moment when we left, they were just safe, at this moment in time, i think they have gone as well. it is actually creeping to the third step on the staircase as well. have you had any help as of yet from anybody? the emergency services came and rescued in lifeboats at 2am, 3am this morning, an elderly lady
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and some disabled villagers. at the moment, we left the village at 11:15am this morning, a farmer picked up in his axa and that was the only way out of the village. bearing in mind thatjubilee bridge is actually closed off and stainford bridge is actually closed off and water is now coming over the hill as well. so basically fishla ke is an island at the moment. and you say you weren't offered sandbags or enough warning, but realistically i guess, it is very difficult in these situations. what are you going to do now? what is your next move? we willjust stay safe, the animals are here, we are all safe. it is only monetary value at the end of the day, but it is going to take months and maybe years. as we've been hearing, ceremonies are taking place in germany to mark
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30 years since the fall of the berlin wall, the barrier that epitomised the cold war divide between the communist east and the democratic west. chancellor angela merkel, who grew up in east germany, is attending a commemoration at a remaining section of the wall that's preserved as a memorial. angela merkel and other dignitaries are laying flowers to honour those killed, trying to cross to west berlin, and there will be a concert at the brandenburg gate later today. chancellor merkel spoke at the commemoration ceremony earlier this morning. translation: the cry for freedom created new democracies in central and eastern europe. germany and europe could grow together at long last. but the values on which europe is built — freedom, democracy and the equality of people, the rule of law, the preservation of human rights — they cannot be taken for granted. they need to be lived and defended day after day. let's cross to berlin now and talk
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now to hans martin fleischer, who owns four original pieces of the berlin wall from potsdamer platz where the wall was opened on 12 november 1989. thank you forjoining us. tell me why you have gone to so much trouble to collect pieces of the wall? this isa to collect pieces of the wall? this is a long story. hello to great britain. coincidentally, iwas talking to east german officials about buying a piece of the berlin wall forjapanese about buying a piece of the berlin wall for japanese news film. about buying a piece of the berlin wall forjapanese news film. when i checked the catalogue, i found that the first pieces of the wall were still in their possession. and i started thinking it would be a good idea to preserve them. but at first was a business idea, but later it
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became clear to me that so much meaning for pieces of the birling wall —— berlin wall, most important in german history, so in a short sentence, it is the beginning and the end of european division. he did try to sell them originally. what was the response? did not turn out that well in the beginning. in the first month, there were some people interested , first month, there were some people interested, one was a gallery in the united states and in europe japanese art dealer. the business was already
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almost perfect, so i was at the fax machine in the middle of the night but the agreement did not work in the end. many things started in europe, like the yugoslavian war started. no one had expected something like that when the wall came down in 1989, everyone was happy about what they call the end of history in those days. i am not embarrassed to have, i have the same mood in these days, after that, the chairman read started —— german
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reunification, with the help of great britain, was a little bit bumpy but then they understood that germany is not an enemy any more. sorry to enter, let me ask you, what do you do with these pieces of the wall now that you, what are your plans? because obviously it plays stella to current politics?” haven't a hangar —— have them in a hangar. probably more than 20 years, i will put them into a museum. it is difficult to follow because there is
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not that much on the political level, i am still confident that someday it is going to be happening. that they will be here at the museum with documentation written on the wall, the history that from 1989, through the centuries more or less. a very long story. thank you very much for sharing it with us. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz. the last couple of days, we had enough a lot of rain in the north. there are still numerous severe flood warnings in force in south yorkshire. for many asset has been cold, misty day—to—day. the heavy rain is pushing across some southern parts of the uk, earlier we had snow
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in wales and shropshire and in scotla nd in wales and shropshire and in scotland last night it was the cold est scotland last night it was the coldest night of the autumn so far, minus seven degrees. so a real autumnal mix of whether happening, but we're focusing on the rainfall. this time further south and this is where the rain will behave through this evening. and southern england, berkshire into parts of london as well. really unpleasant cold conditions. 0vernight temperatures, not quite as low in the south night. 6 degrees but in scotland it could be as cold in the highlands, down to minus seven degrees again. the good news s if you are heading off to remembrance sunday services, it might be misty and foggy in the morning but on the whole it is looking not bad. this way the front isa looking not bad. this way the front is a precursor of things to come for next week.


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