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this is bbc news. the headlines at 5pm... seven severe flood warnings, meaning there's a danger to life, are still in place along the river don in south yorkshire. the conservatives lay out plans to train and employ thousands more gps, despite failing to meet a previous recruitment target. labour and the liberal democrats promise more hours of free child care — but providers are sceptical overfunding. angela merkel leads events in germany to mark 30 years since the fall of the berlin wall and urges people to stand up forfundamental values. translation: the values upon which europe is founded, freedom, equality, rule of law, the preservation of human rights. they absolutely cannot be taken for granted. india's supreme court rules that the disputed holy site of ayodhya should be given to hindus
who want a temple built there. catastrophic bushfires in eastern australia kill at least three people and force thousands from their homes and it's a happy 50th birthday to the american children's tv series sesame street. coming up, we'll have all the latest sports news including a sixth consecutive premier league win for chelsea... seven severe flood warnings that represent a threat to life remain in place on the river don in south yorkshire. water levels in some areas are still rising. a woman swept to her death by a flooded river has been named as derbyshire's former high sherriff annie hall. her body was pulled from the river derwent
near matlock on friday, as persistent rain caused floods across yorkshire and the midlands. our reporter luxmy gopal reports from the village of fishlake near doncaster. rising water levels posing a danger to life. this was the scene last night, at fishlake 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 very clearly where the water came up to. the basement storeroom of this florist, in matlock 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 company will help out, but of course we have to get those things to start with. we are talking between £5,000 and £10,000 - a lot of money, a lot
of money to recoup. other businesses in the town have suffered a similarfate. this new toy shop didn't get a chance to open its doors to the public. everybody has had a terrible 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 excited about opening yesterday, and then we got here and it was full of water. as the clean—up operation gets into full swing, many here say they feel lucky they were not worse affected. it was at matlock that a woman's body 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 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 still cancelled across south yorkshire and derbyshire.
there are seven severe flood warnings in place along the river don. flood warnings in place while the flood waters have subsided in some areas, the danger is not passed yet. as we speak, those severe flood warnings remain in place. earlier i spoke to matthew gable from the environment agency. we've had a very, very high level of rainfall, possibly the third or fourth highest on record. so, it is the sheer volume of water, and compounded on that is the amount of saturation in the ground, so with a ground being so wet, any rainfall that does fall is immediately going into the river so the river are reacting really quickly. this is still a live incident, we are still on the ground responding, we are working fantastically with all of the other emergency services and the local authorities as well to make sure that people who have been displaced from their homes have got somewhere to go and obviously making sure that as the water moves down the river
network, we are warning and informing those people that may be impacted further down. and that is our current focus, watching the peak of water as it moves downstream into the watercourses. the response effort continues around the river don, as assistant chief fire officer steve helps, from south yorkshire fire and rescue, explained to me earlier. most of our efforts are now working in the doncaster district, and we have four areas where we are either pumping large quantities of water or helping to evacuate people that are vulnerable and at risk of the rising floods. so we are working with partners and continue to support those who require our help. a lot of what we have seen has been anticipated. we've had significant quantities of water, the ground was already quite wet and as a consequence we are now predicting where the water is going, hence it has moved from sheffield, through rotherham, and out into doncaster. we are working with the ea,
we've got staff on the ground monitoring the waterways to make sure that we can prepare and help to pre—empt where there may be breaches and work with local communities that will become effective. it is challenging, it is worth mentioning there are two areas we are particularly working at the moment, we are moving water where it is feasible to move water and clearly where there is an area that is particularly flooded, it has to go somewhere, so alternatively it is around moving people that are vulnerable and at risk and that is where a lot of our activities are taking place. 0ur call centre has received 1,600 calls into the command and control centre since thursday evening, and we have rescued almost 200 people from the risk of water from either vehicles or property. so that is the activity we are working at the moment. we've got incidents, like i said, across doncaster, and we've got national resilience assets, so boat crews and high—volume pumps from across the uk working with south yorkshire
to meet the demand. 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 peter saull. so what's going on? labour wants there to be facilities like this in every community in england. the last labour government help new parents by building sure start centres but hundreds of those have closed in recent years, and should he become prime minister, he would bring them back. we are determined to open children's centres so that sure start can become a reality, as it was in the past, for so many of our children. all our funding commitments will be clearly there, in the grey book, that will be published 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 four—year—olds to all families. and the liberal democrats are going even further. this is 35 hours of childcare for all two to four—year—old for 48 weeks of the year — 35 hours being the average school day, so that makes sense. but then that would also — and this is what is really radical and new about this — it would also be from nine months to two years old for families who work. this won't come cheap, and care providers are calling for greater clarity on funding. questions too, for the conservatives, who have made another 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 can't get a gp appointment fast enough. the tories made a similar
promise, four years ago — that there would be 5,000 extra family doctors by 2020. they're nowhere near that target. the reality will be seeing these delivered on. whichever government we have, in a few weeks' time, we need them to recognise the stressed state of general practice, 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, but day by day we are getting a clear idea of the policy is that the parties hope will win your vote. 0ur political reporter pete saull spoke to me earlier, and began by focusing on the conservative's plans on training gps. it has been a challenge for some years now, to recruit medical staff to the nhs, to train them up. the conservatives have a two—prong approach to this. on one side is training up more gps, and secondly it's recruiting from overseas. they announced a new medical visa earlier this week to try to attract more foreign staff into the nhs. i suppose the issue with that,
though the cost will come down for applying for that visa, it will apply for the first time to eu nationals once we leave the eu. and the second part of that is a better effort to retain the staff that currently are working as gps within the nhs. they said 5,000 new gps by 2020 back in 2015, a pledge made by the then health secretaryjeremy hunt. according to the latest figures we have got, the numbers are pretty much the same. so they are a long, long way from meeting that target. if they do go back into the government, the conservatives, it will be interesting to see if they do deliver on this promise of, fundamentally, making it easier for patients out there to get an appointment with their gp. 0n the question of extra support for children and young families, we have already had announcements on things like maternity pay from labour yesterday.
today it is also about sure start centres. labour is kind of still determined to hang on to this concept. it dates back to the blair—brown days, a big initiative in ‘97. some of the providers seem a bit sceptical about whether there are... it is all very well to promise this, but are there the nursery care workers, are there the people available to work in the centres, even if you can open them? a familiar subject, sure start, a realflagship policy of the blair years. they spread up and down the country, and the shadow education secretary angela rayner talks fondly about how she, as a teenage mother, used a sure start centre and it really helped her teach the basics. labour will argue that, in a sense, they pay for themselves because they avoid referrals to the nhs and to other public services by offering that education at a very early stage in life. the funding has been cut since 2010 by around a third, there is a slight dispute about the number of children's centres that have closed since 2010. labour say around 1000, otherfigures suggest it is in the hundreds rather
than up to 1000. i think they will continue to talk about that. 0n childcare, this is a battle ground in this election. the conservatives have introduced it in recent years, free childcare, labour saying they would extend it to all families, notjust people that are working a certain numbers of hours for the 30 hours of free childcare a week for two— to four—year—olds. the liberal democrats looking at it differently, saying it should still apply to people going into work, but it will be 35 hours and they will say it should start at the age of nine months. in a sense, the lib dems are rather outbidding the labour party on this, but both really trying to go after the voters — younger parents, youngerfamilies — as potential individuals that could swing this election. in the run up to polling day we'll be bringing you an essential guide
to the various campaigns in a daily electioncast. starting on monday night, adam fleming and the bbc‘s politics team provide a round up of the days events and will look at the twists and turns of the campaign so far. watch it here on the bbc news channel or listen to it on bbc sounds app. 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 monika, an emotional day. the wall, she told us,
tore her family apart. monika speaks german. she never knew her grandfather, who lived in the west. by the time the wall fell, he was dead. it was, astonishingly, a bloodless revolution which followed weeks of street protests. many declared the birth 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.
the headlines on bbc news... the environment agency says flooding in parts of south yorkshire still poses a risk to life, even though water levels are expected to drop. the conservatives lay out plans to train and employ thousands more gps, despite failing to meet a previous recruitment target. labour and the liberal democrats promise to fund more hours of free child care — but providers express scepticism over funding. let's return to politics now. the scottish national party leader, nicola sturgeon, has been campaigning in scotland today. the party are calling for the minimum wage to be the same for younger workers as it is for those over the age of 25. campaigning in liberal democrat leaderjo swinson‘s seat of east dumbartonshire, ms sturgeon stressed the importance of voting in this general election... we are campaigning today
for a fairer deal for young people, in particular an end to the age discrimination around the statutory living wage. right now you can do exactly the same job with the same duties and workjust as hard but get paid less if you happen to be under 25 and that's wrong and we will be campaigning in the next uk parliament to have that discrimination ended. of course, if we could have powers over employment law devolved to scotland, then it's something the scottish parliament should do and that brings to the fore one of the key messages in this campaign from the snp which is we should put scotland's future into scotland's hands, not allow westminster to continue to decide these issue. you were stopped on the street thereby a man saying you should back borisjohnson to get brexit done. you disagreed with him but do you see the problems of running on such an anti brexit message, that there are people here who just want to see it done over over and to stay ultimately in the uk? i respect the view of that gentleman and i respect the view of everybody who takes a different view to me on brexit but the reality is the overwhelming majority
of the people in scotland opposed brexit, didn't vote for it back in 2016 and are very strongly opposed to it now. they are also opposed to the complete mess that brexit is becoming. i have spoken to some people in this campaign who voted for brexit in 2016 but now think it is such a mess that they want to escape it, just like others do. you see what happens to labour when they try to sit on the fence on big issues like brexit. the snp‘s position is clear, it is the position that is right for scotland's interest, we shouldn't get dragged out of the eu against our will. instead, we should have the future of our country in our own hands. let's return to our top story and severe weather warnings that remain in parts of the english midlands and yorkshire. let's speak now to craig wingfield... he's been among those worst affected by the heavy rain and flooding in doncaster. thank you for talking to us doncaster. thank you for talking to us this afternoon. let me ask you
this afternoon, what sort of damage has this flooding caused you?m this afternoon, what sort of damage has this flooding caused you? it has absolutely destroyed all of our house. the floorboards have been dug up house. the floorboards have been dug up today. my grandad, his bedroom has been damaged and we will need new beds and a new wardrobe. everything. we are just trying to sort all of that out now, but luckily, it is thanks to people who offered to buy a ski beds and all of that, to help us and my grandad. my grandad has dementia, and we've got a bed for my grandad now as we speak. that is some good news, in terms of the water that has got in, is it river water, or waterfrom terms of the water that has got in, is it river water, or water from the
breaking of the flooding of the rates 7 breaking of the flooding of the rates? do you know where it came from? it actually came from the river don. 0n the thursday night, me and my dad were going up to the river to keep our eye on it. we came up, we river to keep our eye on it. we came up, we rang river to keep our eye on it. we came up, we rang the council on the thursday night, and we asked them, and they had ordered sandbags, but how do we know that it was going to get flooded like that? then the next morning, the sandbags came about ten o'clock. and the water was one foot deepin o'clock. and the water was one foot deep in our house. it was too late then, really. and presumably, now you know that the rain has started again, i don't know if it is raining in doncaster but it is raining in the area. it is raining in doncaster. heavy? yes, all of the sandbags have gone back up. we could
get flooded again, they are actually pumping water from there into the river don. it could be coming back onto our street. and when you look at the prospects, you got three last night, successfully despite the terrible damage that has been done where you live, is there a point where you live, is there a point where you live, is there a point where you say actually, we don't wa nt to where you say actually, we don't want to be here while this is going on? perhaps we want to go and stay with relatives or friends? me and my dad, we've actually stopped by our house to do the work and get everything sorted, my mum and grandad have gone to someone's house to stay there a couple of nights. grandad have gone to someone's house to stay there a couple of nightsm must look and feel very strange
there now, especially as it is getting dark. it is a place you know well, but presumably almost unrecognisable? it is, it's a lot worse this time then 2007. it's people who live down at the caravan parks, we were devastated with the damage. craig, i hope that the rain eases off as the night wears on and over the next few days you start to get your house at least three of the water and dried out in due course. thank you very much for speaking to us thank you very much for speaking to us here. thank you. craig wingfield, in doncaster waiting and hoping that the rain does not get any worse.
india's supreme court has ruled in favour of a hindu claim to a bitterly disputed religious site in the town of ayodhya. it's controversial because a sixteenth century mosque that previously stood on the land was torn down by hindu nationalist protestors in 1992, an act that triggered deadly riots across india. 0ur correspondent rajini vaidya—nathan reports from delhi... they have waited decades for this moment. today, hindus celebrated victory in one of the most bitter land disputes india has seen. translation: this is a historic judgment, with this judgment of the hindu groups have been given sole custody of the disputed land. land here in one of the holiest cities in india, ayodhya, which hindus believe is the birthplace of lord ram, one of the religions most revered gods. but muslims have also worshipped
here for generations. it is in this town that the 16th century babri mosque once stood. until it was torn down by hardline hindu groups in 1992. the communal violence and riots which followed killed at least 2000 people across india. and, exposed some of the countries deep religious divides. today, thejudges said the destruction of the mosque was illegal, even so they ruled in favour of hindu groups arguing a structure underneath the site was not islamic. muslims will now be given a separate plot of land to build a mosque. india's supreme court has now ruled on one of the worlds most contentious property disputes. building a temple in ayod hya disputes. building a temple in ayodhya has long been a key plank of the ruling hindu nationalist bjp pa rty‘s the ruling hindu nationalist bjp party's agenda. today's judgment is being seen as a key victory for the party which is led by prime minister rendering moody. but some question
where this leaves the secular values that this country was built on. translation: i think this country is on its way to become a hindu country. they will move this forward to other parts of the country. but, for many, today's verdict has handed something to both sides and bring something to both sides and bring some closure to one of the most inconsequential and controversial land disputes. at least three people have died and five others are missing in bushfires in australia. authorities in new south wales say more than 150 homes have been destroyed as the state battled as an unprecedented fire emergency continues into a second day. officials are warning the number of people killed could rise, as fire—hit areas are inspected. phil mercer is in sydney and has this report. the bushfire crisis spans two states in eastern australia. monstrous walls of the flames have terrorised towns and villages. many blazes in northern
new south wales and parts of queensland continue to burn out of control, despite a military—style firefighting effort. water—bombing aircraft have doused the flames from above. while hundreds of firefighters, many of them volunteers, have gone into battle on the ground. yet still the fires rage. the full impact on life and property could take days to emerge. bridges, schools and power lines, as well as many homes, have been destroyed. it was right here, above. look, it is that high. bearing down on me. it was like an inferno. it was like the apocalypse, mate. it was like hell on earth. the blazes were so intense that even by helicopter, fire crews were unable to reach some residents who had called for help.
the government says the army could be brought in to relieve weary emergency crews on the front line. hot and windy weather combined with a long drought has made parts of eastern australia a tinderbox. we are seeing a situation in new south wales with these fires we have not seen before. it is the world's driest inhabited continent and every year australia confronts serious bushfires. but this time in new south wales it's different. a record number of emergency warnings have been in place. we are very mindful of the scarcity of water and just how precious it is. but the reality is we can't do firefighting without water but we are using it wisely and sparingly to try and get the greatest effect. conditions in the fire zone have eased, but officials say that next week could see the danger return.
this weekend marks the fiftieth anniversary of sesame street — the american television show that set out to entertain and educate younger children. to mark the occasion — new york's empire state building was lit up in yellow and green. and there was one very special guest at the event — as tim allman reports. hi, everybody, it's me, big bird! they were never going to celebrate sesame street without celebrating big bird. in so many ways, the heart of the show. the towering yellow—feathered star looked right at home in the empire state building. also there was caroll spinney, the man who had voiced him and oscar the grouch for most of the last 50 years. a special moment for a special programme. sesame was founded on some fundamental values, that everyone deserves, respect, opportunity, kindness, all with a little bit of furry fun.
and those are a fundamental sort of human attributes and needs for all people, but particularly children. # rubber ducky, lam awfully fond of you #. sesame street premiered in november 1969, the brainchild ofjim henson, the man behind the muppets, a pre—school programme that aimed to broaden the mind. race, culture, homelessness, autism, hiv and aids — no topic was taboo. no issue was ignored. there's no doubt what is so unique about sesame is that it is a multi—generational appeal, that you have kids growing up with it, you have their parents. at this point, 50 years later, you have grandparents. a star—studded special will be broadcast this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary. big bird promises he'll be back for the 100th. tim allman, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz schafernaker. ..
a cold weekend for some of us, more like december or january. a cold weekend for some of us, more like december orjanuary. we have had snow in parts of wales, shropshire for example too and the cold est shropshire for example too and the coldest night of autumn so far in scotland. this weather front is bringing wet weather to southern parts of the uk. a pretty miserable saturday night across the south with heavy rain on top. it is cold with temperatures struggling, if you degrees above freezing in some areas. 0vernight, clear skies degrees above freezing in some areas. 0vernight, clearskies in northern scotland and england. temperatures in the highlands dipping down to minus seven degrees. not quite so cold in southern parts of the uk. here, a bit more cloud and temperatures around 45 degrees. the good news is remembrance sunday services, the weather is looking absolutely fine. some mist and fog in the morning but plenty of sunshine on the way. a colder day, in the north of the country it's only around 6 degrees.
hello this is bbc news. the headlines: the environment agency says flooding still poses a danger to life in south yorkshire, with seven severe flood warnings in place along the river don. the conservatives lay out plans to train and employ thousands more gps, despite failing to meet a previous recruitment target. labour and the liberal democrats promise more hours of free child care, but providers are sceptical overfunding. germany marks 30 years since the fall of the berlin wall with a call for people to stand up forfundamental values. sport and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre. good from the bbc sport centre. afternoon, or is it even i'iow. let's start with the premier league, the late kick off is just getting under way in the last
couple of minutes between leicester and arsenal. earlier though, chelsea made it six wins in a row and move above manchester city to second in the tbale after their 2—0 win over crystal palace. paul frostick was watching. five premier league wins in a row for chelsea left them in good shape heading into this fixture with crystal palace. and after an incredible midweek champions league comeback, they were full of confidence. despite a first half full of attacking threat, it would prove to be a goalless one. chelsea began at the second half on a front foot again and they got their breakthrough. the palace defence finally unlocked tammy abraham finishing the move. with only a single goal between the sides, crystal palace upped their efforts and started to trouble the chelsea backline. but as the game approached the final stages, christian pulisic
got the second. we certainly deserve to win the game and the first half, if it was frustrating it was because we had chances but not enough clear ones. as soon as we had chances but not enough clear ones. as 50011 as we we had chances but not enough clear ones. as soon as we picked it up in the second half then i thought we got our deserve to win with a clean sheet. it was one of those strange games where you are disappointed after every defeats, it doesn't matter if you're playing the top teams or a team in another division, every defeat isn't great but you have to ask the question, what more could i have expected the team to do and what could they have done differently. tottenham were held to a 1—1 draw at home by sheffield united who stretched their unbeaten run to five games. george baldock cancelled out son heung—min‘s opener on the second time of asking after the visitors first goal was ruled out by var. it means spurs are now without a win in the league since september.
i understand, if it is offside it is offside but my point is the reciter on it. if that was the first phase and it was offside it is a fast game and it was offside it is a fast game and incidents like this happen and obviously it is disappointing. southampton stay second from bottom after losing 2—1 at home to everton. it's nearly two months since the saints won a league game. newcastle came from behind to beat bournemouth 2—1 at st james's park. defenders deandre yedlin and ciaran clark got the goals. that's two successive wins for steve bruce's side and they're up to eleventh above spurs. have you ever known, at this stage, have you ever had a team where so many defenders are chipping in? yes, i used to do it myself. that is vitally important because we know how crucial set pieces are, we were
just talking about bournemouth and again they are crucial at this level two. set pieces are a huge advantage and when you have three centre backs playing... burnley ended a run of three straight defeats with a comfortable 3—0 win over west ham despite having a goal disallowed by var at turf moor. in the scottish premiership, managerless hearts claimed their first home win in seven months beating st mirren 5-2. hamilton accies held on for over an hour with 10 men to claim a point at kilmarnock. a three one win at ross county takes aberdeen upto 3rd in the table. and another managerless team won away from home, hibs hammered stjohnston 4—1. christian doidge with a hat—trick. celtic and rangers both play tomorrow. it's a 90 thousand sell out at wembley tonight where england's women are taking on germany in a friendly. the lionesses will attempt
to beat the germans on home soil for the very first time, as well as aiming to set a new record crowd for a women's match in the uk.. they need to beat the previous record of 80,203 for the 2012 0lympic final between the united states and japan. that game's kicked off in just the last few minutes. it isa it is a very wet night at wembley. lionesses won just once in the past six matches, and you can watch this game live on bbc two or via the bbc website and app. on to rugby league and great britain's miserable tour continued this morning following their third straight defeat losing 23—8 in their second test against new zealand in christchurch. the lions‘ return after 12 years away has turned out to be something of a disappointment so far in terms of both performance and results as adam wild reports.
for great britain's rugby league lions, the writing was on the wall. the task ahead now loud, clear and yelled out in black and white. with two defeats from two on this tour, there were some reputations to restore, but here, once again, struggling to get to grips with new zealand. britain under pressure from the start, the kiwis rarely looked troubled. shaunjohnson going over with barely a finger laid on him. britain bruised, bloodied and battered and they had not yet reached half—time. after 12 years away, so much more had been expected from this british side but it was new zealand taking their chances. in the case of ken maumalo, doing so quite brilliantly. josh hodgson did eventually find a way through for great britain but the damage had been done. yet another defeat. this team, this tour, looking ever more troubled.
saracens played their first game since being docked 35 points and given a five million pound fine for breaching the premiership salary cap. they were greeted with some boos by the crowd at gloucester and a few cries of "cheat". but it didn't seem to affect sarries. . . nick tompkins ran in the first of their two tries as they won 21—12. england's women began their autumn internationals with an impressive win over france, their first victory on french soil for seven years. they had to come from behind, but eventually found their form. sarah hunter crashing over for the second time to give the roses the lead going into the second half. world player of the year emily scarratt confirmed the victory with a penalty kick. britain's 0livia breen won bronze in the t38 long jump at the world para—athletics championships in dubai. the 23—year—old from wales, who won the title in london two years ago, recorded a bestjump of 4.93 metres.
that puts her 38 centimetres behind newly crowned champion luca ekler of hungary, who set a new championship record. good result forformer manchester united manager sir alex ferguson today, and nothing to do with football. the harry cobden—ridden give me a copper, part—owned by sir alex , and the 5—1 co—favourite, just held off soupy soups to win the big race of the day, the badger beers trophy at wincanton. that's all the sport for now.
good evening. flooding and rail cancellations are affecting parts of the north of england and the midlands after the recent torrential downpours that caused rivers to burst their banks. seven severe flood warnings — meaning a threat to life — are still in place on the river don in south yorkshire while derbyshire police have named the woman who died after being swept away by floodwaters on the river derwent near the town of matlock. she was annie hall, a former high sheriff of derbyshire. 0ur correspondent, fiona trott, is near the village of fishlake in south
yorkshire with more for us this evening. people here are describing fishlake as being like an island tonight. com pletely as being like an island tonight. completely surrounded by floodwater after the river don burst its banks and all day, five specialist fire and all day, five specialist fire and rescue teams have been using a boat to evacuate people from their homes. they are in a local community centre and they don't yet know when they will be able to return. the village residents are leaving behind. the roads and fishlake are like rivers tonight and unless you have a boat, the only way to travel is by tractor. i do times like these, the local farmers are happy to help out. it is how emergency supplies have been reaching residents. all of them alarmed by how quickly it happened. i've never seen how quickly it happened. i've never seen it like this. in all my life. a p pa re ntly seen it like this. in all my life. apparently we had flooding in 1933 oi’ so apparently we had flooding in 1933 or so but i have never seen it as
bad. some people here have decided to stay but for one woman, that's not an option. the prospect of being trapped could not be more serious. we only moved in five weeks ago. waiting for a transplant. 13 miles away, in bentley, residents are counting the cost of the club. all this has got to be replaced. diane's family were flooded in 2007 and could not afford new insurance. they say they want help and the council isn't providing it. as soon as possible when it skips. they say the wagons can get through because of the water. cars are managing to get through, as you can see, so a wagon can't with a skip on the back of it. what are we supposed to do with this? get on with it. leave youtube it? what are we supposed to do with this rancid, smelly, contaminated stuff. doncaster council has described the situation is highly complex and says it has been very
difficult to predict and future events. in derbyshire, matlock has been one of the worst affected areas there. the woman who died after being caught in floodwater near da rley dale has being caught in floodwater near darley dale has today been named as a former high sheriff, and hall. she has been described as a great leader who will be hugely missed. it will be weeks before this village and others like it reach some kind of normality. in the meantime, the government says it has launched an emergency fund so that local authorities can help safeguard people's lives and property. fiona trott, bbc news, doncaster. it's been a busy day on the election campaign trail, with the main parties unveiling new policy pledges. the conservatives have announced plans to train more gps while labour and the liberal democrats are focusing on more support for childcare. here's our political correspondent, iain watson. it's enough to raise your blood
pressure. you know what it's like? try to get in on urgent appointment with your doctor and you can wet days, sometimes one of the week. today the conservatives promised an injection of more gps into the health service in england by 2025. 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 appointment fast enough. but hang on, what happened to the 5000 gps the conservatives promised at the 2015 election? that target has not been reached. the reality will be seeing these delivered on. whichever government we have it a few weeks' time, we need to recognise the stressed state of general practice and we need them to recognise that these promises are solid and should be delivered on and they should be delivered on swiftly. labour claim public services have got worse since the conservatives came to power.
jeremy corbett was at a children's a rts jeremy corbett was at a children's arts project in leeds but says many facilities have closed in recent yea rs. facilities have closed in recent years. he is pledging to set up 1000 preschool sure start centre is and extending entitlement to child care. he says we will be told how this will be paid for it later in the campaign. we are determined to open children's centre so that sure start can bea children's centre so that sure start can be a reality, as it was in the past for so many of our children. all of ourfunding past for so many of our children. all of our funding commitments will be clearly there in the grey book that will be published alongside our ma nifesto. that will be published alongside our manifesto. not to be outdone, at a rally in london the lib dem leader had her own offer on childcare. liberal democrat government will provide working parents with free, high—quality child care from when their child is nine months old until their child is nine months old until their first day at school. there has not been too much talk of the b word for the politicians today although stop brexit is part of the official lib dem campaign slogan and jo swinson has tried to convince us and need some of her own party members
that she has a much broader agenda. usually at elections politicians never miss the opportunity to kiss a baby. today, though, it is a parents who are being love bombed but high—quality childcare does not come cheap. certainly whoever is in power will have a struggle between making sure the funding rate is high enough that providers can deliver the high—quality care that they want to but at the same time keep control of the overall cost. there is clearly an appetite for policies other than brexit on the political menu. today there was plenty of sweeteners for there was plenty of sweeteners for the voters. but there is still no such as a free lunch. iain watson, bbc news. india's supreme court has ruled that a bitterly disputed holy site in the northern town of ayodhya should be given to hindus who want to build a temple there. security was tightened in some cities around the country ahead of the announcement because while hindus believe the site to be the birthplace of a revered deity, others argue the area is important in islam. but the court ruled muslims should be given a nearby plot instead
on which to build a mosque. bushfires in southeastern australia have left at least three people dead. thousands of residents of new south wales have had to flee their homes while firefighters tackle the blazes, now into their second day. ceremonies are taking place in germany to mark 30 years since the fall of the berlin wall — a potent symbol of the cold war divide between east and west. the chancellor, angela merkel, who grew up in east germany, said the anniversary should be a call for europeans to stand up for freedom, tolerance and human rights. jenny hill reports from berlin. berlin is getting ready to party. celebrations to mark a moment which shaped the world as we know it today. cornelia was 11 when the wall came down and the doors to the west we re came down and the doors to the west were flung open. 0n came down and the doors to the west were flung open. on a mac i remember also when we could go to the west
pa rt also when we could go to the west part that the spelling, i will never forget the smelling in the shops. because it was such an amazing smell, i never had before. in 1961, with the world watching, east berlin became a prison to stop its citizens sealed off from friends and family in the west. 30 years after it fell, it is still a powerful symbol of division. there is not much of it left today. but it is the focus of commemorations, led by angler michael, who herself grew up behind the iron curtain. for monica, an emotional day. the wall, she told us, to her family emotional day. the wall, she told us, to herfamily apart. translation: she never knew her grandfather, who never lived in the west. by the time the wool felt he was dead. what beckett was, astonishingly, a bloodless revolution which followed weeks of street protest. many declared the birth of a new world order, one
which someone is at risk today. —— someone. which someone is at risk today. —— someone. 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 co nsta ntly taken for granted and must constantly be defended. for germany, this is a bittersweet day. a commemoration of hardship in george, a celebration of freedom won but a chance also to reflect a chance also to reflect new divisions. tonight, lit up with celebration, berlin will simply remember the day so many never dared to hope would come. jenny hill, bbc news, berlin. that's it. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. i'll be back with the late news at 10.45pm. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. bye for now.
welcome to this matters. for a lot of people, climate change is the most important issue facing the country. consent for the environment has gone mainstream. look at greta. we cannot continue to look away from this crisis any more. she is a celebrity. jane is out getting herself arrested at climate protests and if you look the polls for climate it has grown. the green wave has been sweeping the globe and it has been sweeping the globe and it has been sweeping the globe and it has been cascading across britain with our two best election result in a green party history. other parties are also trying to muscle in. country which leads the way. climate emergency is an existential... we
need to tackle the climate emergency. not having a climate policy... not all their manifestos are out yet but we don't know them in detail but they are making moves to show they care about the environment. this week, the government banned fracking, a kind ofa government banned fracking, a kind of a gas mining that can cause minor earthquakes. that is a change of tune from a prime minister who said let's leave no stone untracked. i think it sounds like fracking can come back on 13 december, if they were elected back into office. seems to me like an election stunt. ok, let's forget about what was said in the past. what are the parties saying now? we are seeing an 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 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 but labour, snp, lib dems and others say that's way too late, they want to act much more rapidly. the brexit party has not come out with a policy get. all 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 mp a 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 worse scores, they say, than other parties. that being said, lib dem leader jo swinson's score was 50%,
even though the lib dems have criticised the tories for 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 fairbourne, where those rising sea levels could call the uk's first climate refugees. its sea defences will only last a few more decades, so by 2050, the village will be abandoned. to decommission the village, you'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 fairbourne 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 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. 0n 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—year—olds put the environment as their second biggest concern after brexit. it is probably part
of the greta effect again. how dare you? you have stolen my dreams, my childhood. we are always told that youths aren't engaged in politics. but in the last election, it is thought that young people turned out to vote in their biggest numbers in 25 years. so it makes sense that the parties are making big green promises to chase them. it's the brexit bit now, is it? right, i know we got this far without mentioning the b—word. but... ..while we are still a member of the eu, we have to abide by eu laws and regulations on things like carbon emissions. but after we leave, it will throw this whole climate conversation up in the air, good or bad. more unanswered questions around brexit, just what we all needed. after all that, is this the first climate election? hard to say, but this is definitely the most prominent it's ever been as an issue.
until next time. see you. as pa rt of as part of the weather goes it is not great for some of those out there now. heavy rain, on top of it cold. pretty seems to this was a picture sent from shropshire. the story this evening will be the heavy rain across some southern and central parts of england. this is the weather front that has been bringing the wet and the snowy weather to some western parts of the uk and then the rest that we had two days ago is still causing problems across parts of south yorkshire. there are various severe flood warnings still in force on the river don and dangerous levels there but the rain that is falling right now is heavy across southern areas of the uk, central southern england,
berkshire, london area, that sort of thing. not pleasant here at all and on top of that it is cold. a very big difference between northern england, northern ireland and scotland. appear the sky will be clear during the night but that will lead to widespread frost, particularly across scotland and northern england. in the highlands, i wouldn't be surprised if it dips to minus seven degrees again. it is remembrance sunday, may be some mist and murk across central and southern parts of england but on the whole the weather is looking fine. temperatures only 7 degrees for some of us and then this rain is forecast for sunday evening and in the early hours on monday we will see that rain turned to snow in the highlands and it could be a good few centimetres of snow. this is the jet
strea m centimetres of snow. this is the jet stream and what we call the air mass. that is cold air coming in from the north, you can see the blue colours. that is the gentle stream throwing it in our direction. the wind is blowing in some showers so a cold, blustery day for many of us on monday. showers, perhaps even thunder in a few places. perhaps the driest weather will be across the south and eastern areas of the uk. generally, the week ahead is looking cold and blustery.
this is bbc news. the headlines at 6pm... seven severe flood warnings, meaning there's a danger to life, are still in place along the river don in south yorkshire. we the river don in south yorkshire. are near the villa where we are near the village of fish lake where dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes. —— fishlake. the conservatives lay out plans to train and employ thousands more gps, despite failing to meet a previous recruitment target. labour and the liberal democrats promise more hours of free child care — but providers are sceptical overfunding. angela merkel leads events in germany to mark 30 years since the fall of the berlin wall — and urges people to stand up forfundamental values. translation: the values upon which
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