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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11. five severe flood warnings are in place along south yorkshire's river don — meaning there's a threat to life for those in the area. if the river rises again tonight or tomorrow in conjunction with the high tide and more rain the village will not be able to cope. the tories say a jeremy corbyn government could cause an economic crisis within months of coming to power — labour calls the claim a complete work of fiction. remembering the fallen of the world wars — and the conflicts since. a world war ii dakota plane dropped 750,000 poppies over the white cliffs of dover to remember those who lost their lives.
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the governing socialist party in spain looks set to win most seats in the general election but will again fall short of a majority. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers lucy fisher, defence correspondent for the times, and kevin schofield, the editor of politics home. stay with us for that. labour rejected accusations from the conservatives today that a jeremy corbyn—led government could result in an economic crisis within months. the conservatives said labour's policies would cost more than a trillion pounds over a five year parliament — a figure dismissed by labour as a ‘work of fiction‘. 0ur political correspondent jessica parker reports. two men competing to run
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the country's finances. the conservatives claim that labour's plans amount to an unaffordable splurge. but is their maths up to scratch? every single costing in this dossier that we have published today has either come from labour's own figures, most of them, actually, over 50% of the costings are from labour's own figures. the rest of them have either come from independent external sources and in some cases, yes, we have had to work them out ourselves but we have done that in a reasonable way and we have set out exactly in the document how we've done it. but the claims are contentious. £196 billion to renationalise industries like the railways? already a disputed figure. £85 billion to bring in a four—day working week? the conservative dossier assumes such plans would all quickly come into force. £35 billion to abolish private schools? labour conference voted on the idea but the party's actual election
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policy has not been confirmed. this is an absolute work of fiction by the conservatives. you can't trust a word thatjohnson and his ministers say on this issue. we will have a fully costed manifesto in due course, when we launch that. you know, the challenge is actually for the conservatives to fully cost their own manifesto, something they didn't do in 2017. the conservatives plan to borrow less than labour, but have the tories gone and totted up a total cost for their own spending pledges? you have not got an equivalent number for the conservatives, have you? we do, we do have a number. what is it, then? well, as i've said, we are spending 150 billion more on infrastructure and we are going to spend a lot more money on... but that is not the total number, is it? i'm not going to bandy around figures. but that is what you have been doing for labour. but that is their... that is ourjob. the purse strings are loosening in this place,
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whichever way you look at it. the parties believe that there is an appetite for more public spending, so the debate is likely to range around whose plans strike the right balance between being responsible but also truly radical. until manifestos have actually been unveiled, things are a little up in the air. the liberal democrats say the parties should submit their plans for independent analysis. so there will be more outspoken arguments to come over what the country can afford. jessica parker, bbc news. meanwhile — as candidate lists are finalised for the election on december the 12th — the labour mp keith vaz has announced he's standing down. mr vaz had represented leicester east was suspended from the commons for six months after he was found to have ‘expressed willingness‘ to purchase cocaine for two male escorts. the committee on standards found that he had breached parliament‘s code of conduct. and for more on election issues —
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and to understand more about what‘s being discussed during the campaign — you‘ll find our election translator at bbc. co. uk/news or via the bbc news app. a military helicopter is being brought in to drop materials near the river don which remains under severe flood warnings — meaning there is a risk to life. five such warnings are in place tonight. 0ur correspondent fiona trott has spent the day in one of the worst affected areas of south yorkshire. a village that‘s been abandoned. most people here in fishlake have locked up and left. the safest way to get through is by tractor. parish councillor pam webb has decided to stay. she‘s touring the village with the emergency services. the environment agency put out a notice at 5pm on friday, basically, "stand down,
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there won‘t be homes flooded". this is what‘s happened. farmerjohn duckett has worked on these fields all his life. he says poor river management is to blame. there‘s no doubt about it. part of the problem is the river don, which drains this area, is not receiving any maintenance whatsoever. the environment agency says natural flood management has a role to play, but flood defences are important. 0ur flood defences have protected 4,000 properties but of course unfortunately, there are still 300 that have flooded. and to protect more properties tonight, the raf has been brought in, dropping supplies in the bentley area, ten miles away. the local pub in fishlake has become a refuge. it‘s on higher ground and has gas,
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a place to sleep and get a hot meal. the first night, everyone was devastated, weren‘t they? absolutely devastated. we had grown men crying, which were horrific but spirits have lifted now, haven‘t they? they are able to cook meals because people have been donating food at the local church. food that‘s being distributed by a force of volunteers. neighbours with rucksacks and farmers with tractors. without them, this village would be struggling to cope. the last surviving world war ii veterans were among those taking part in remembrance sunday commemorations gci’oss the country today. at the cenotaph in central london — the queen watched as the prince of wales led the wreath laying to honour those who‘ve died in conflict. 0ur royal correspondent, nicholas witchell, reports. music: nimrod. it is that morning of the year when we pause, when the matters which seem so pressing on other days are set
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in a broader perspective, as the nation comes together to remember those who lost their lives in the world wars and other, more recent conflicts. the leaders of the main political parties took their places at the cenotaph with their wreaths of red poppies. watching from a balcony, her majesty the queen, with the duchess of cornwall and the duchess of cambridge. the prince of wales led the other principal members of the royal family to their positions in front of the cenotaph‘s northern face, in readiness for the national two—minute silence at 11 0‘clock. big ben chimes the hour. music: last post.
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at the cenotaph, the prince of wales placed the queen‘s wreath in tribute to all those from britain and the commonwealth who lost their lives in the service of their country. wreaths were also laid by the dukes of york, sussex and cambridge. and then, after the official wreath laying, it was the turn of the former servicemen and women to march past the cenotaph. many come year after year, with their own memories of friends who were lost. and at war memorials across the country, the nation remembered. in st austell, in cornwall, the normandy veteran harry billinge laid a wreath in memory of those who died in the d—day landings, 75 years ago. and in kent, a wartime dakota scattered 750,000 poppies, a ribbon of scarlet above the white cliffs of dover, in memory of those who never came home. nicholas witchell, bbc news. such
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the conservative politician lord mawhinney — a prominent member ofjohn major‘s government in the 1990s, has died at the age of 79. brian mawhinney was an mp for more than 25 years, and served as a cabinet minister and conservative party chairman. he was also chairman of the football league. early results from the spanish general election suggest that the country is heading for another hung parliament. the vote was the fourth time at the polls for spaniards in four years, with the governing socialist party attempting to end parliamentary gridlock by winning a majority. 0ur correspondentjenny hill is in madrid following developments. there have been two significant developments today. the socialist prime minister took a political gamble and it did not pay off. secondly, they have far resisted the lure of far right parties that have taken root in other parts of europe but today it seems to have changed.
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it‘s four years since spain had a stable government. can this man deliver one? pedro sanchez knows the eyes of the world are on him. his socialist party failed to win a majority in april. it‘s unlikely they have done any better today. "what spain needs now", he told reporters, "is stability". he won‘t find it in catalonia. the independence crisis has exploded into violence in recent weeks, and dominated this election. take the far right, campaigning to crack down on separatists. the anti—immigrant party vox is winning over spanish voters. it will complicate coalition building. viva espana! but spain is struggling under the burden of high unemployment and slowing economic growth.
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this religious festival, comfort for some, but it is the fourth time the country has gone to the polls in four years. many are losing faith in spanish democracy. i think that is not ok when you have a vote in april and now in november are you voting another time. translation: i'm worried about the stability of the country. i‘m worried about the economy and i‘m worried about catalonia. spain‘s socialist party headquarters tonight. weeks of negotiation likely lie ahead. what they, what this country fear most, ongoing political paralysis. so what next? it looks as though mr sanchezis so what next? it looks as though mr sanchez is likely to try to run a minority government. expect more unrest, however. those who seek
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cata la n unrest, however. those who seek catalan independence are not at all happy about the success of the far right here and tonight, already, they are planning more demonstrations. bolivia‘s president has announced his resignation, amid the turmoil following his disputed re—election last month. in a televised address, evo morales, described attempts to force him from power as a coup. earlier he announced new elections after serious irregularities were found in the previous poll. there have been demonstrations outside the government palace in la paz, where people gathered ahead of the anouncement by the president. protests against the president had been turning increasingly violent. 0ur south america correspondent katy watson gave us her assessment. just today we have seen so many changes, so many developments ending in the resignation of evo morales, a man who came to power nearly 1a yea rs man who came to power nearly 1a years ago promising massive changes for the poorest country in south america. he achieved social
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inclusion. i was there last month when people said they felt proud to bea when people said they felt proud to be a bolivian and the economy was going at a good pace. but his democratic credentials were what concerned many people. he lost a referendum asking whether he should stay on and be able to run for another term but he reject that, even though he lost. at that point people started to feel that 0k, even though he lost. at that point people started to feel that ok, this man wants to stay in power for longer than he is able to and he needs to go. and that is what we have seen, despite the fact that evo morales said he would call for fresh elections, the armed forces say he need to go because of the stability of the country. there has been u nrest lately of the country. there has been unrest lately over the fraudulent nature of the previous election. turkey says eight civilians have been killed in a bomb attack in northeast syria. the explosion happened near the town of tal abyad, an area controlled by turkish troops and their syrian rebel allies. rescue workers say a bomb in a vehicle exploded outside a bakery.
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turkey has blamed the syrian kurdish, ypg militia for the blast. the ypg hasn‘t yet responded to the allegation. turkey regards the kurdish fighters as terrorists, and wants them pushed away from the frontier. the headlines on bbc news: the environment agency continues to warn there‘s a danger to life from high river levels in south yorkshire — with five severe warnings still in place. the chancellor defends conservative party analysis of labour‘s spending plans, as labour says they are a complete work of fiction. the royal family lead tributes to those who lost their lives in conflict as the uk marks remembrance sunday. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here‘s gavin. good evening. liverpool seized control of the title race today at anfield with a convincing 3—1 win over champions manchester city
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in the premier league. jurgen klopp‘s side have every match at home in the league are well out in front now, at the top of the table. fabinho‘s early long range strike set the tone of things to come. mo salah made it two shortly after... bernardo silva scored a consolation for city — that after sadio mane effectively made the game safe in the second half. the intensity of the game was incredible. it was pretty wild for us, not too unusual, thinks it is certainly enjoyed the game more, they were good. we had to defend with all we have, and scored incredible goals. think we played 90 minute, it is not easy after what happened, the way we react and that
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way it's... honestly it is one of the best performances ace team playing, so that is the step we needed. hopefully we can continue their in the bigger stages. manchester united gained a valuable three points with a 3—1 win over brighton. andreas perriera and davy propper‘s own goal put 0le gunnar solskjaer‘s side two up by half time. lewis dunk pulled one back for brighton, but united hit back straight away, marcus rashford restoring their two goal advantage. excellent performance by the lads. i thought they were right on the front foot, attacking, when you see these boys going forward as they did today it isa boys going forward as they did today it is a joy to watch. we need to keep on improving, keep on winning games and see where it takes us. so that result at anfield means manchester city boss pep guardiola has lost eight matches in all competitions
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againstjurgen klopp, three more than he has against any other manager. city are now 4th, 9 points behind leaders liverpool. leicester and chelsea make up the top four. and manchester united move up to 7th. the other sunday match saw wolverhampton wanderers rise to 8th after beating aston villa. it‘s still neck and neck at the top of the scottish premiership after celtic and rangers both won. rangers beat livingston 2—0, while celtic beat motherwell by the same scoreline. 0dsonne edouard with celtic‘s first to keep them in first place on goal difference. novak djokovic has made a winning start at the season—ending atp world tour tennis finals. he beat matteo berrettini 6—2, 6—1 in his first match. not such a good opening match for roger federer, who lost to dominic thiem, the austrian winning the first set 7—5. and the world number five won the second set by the same scoreline. it‘s the third time this year that thiem has beaten federer.
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great britain have won two silvers on the final day of the track cycling world cup in glasgow. katie archibald and elinor barker came second in the madison event, australia took gold, while mark stewart finished second in the men‘s omnium. after golds for hannah cockroft and maria lyle at the world pa ra—athletics championships in dubai this morning, there was another for great britain in the evening‘s session. aled davies won a fourth gold medalfor great britain in the f63 shot put. after becoming a dad just seven weeks ago, davies says he‘s found a new inspiration i have always struggled for motivation because i have won everything so i have put pressure on myself to throw further, but it is not about me anymore, it is about this little one and if i can show her what i do on the big stage, then ican her what i do on the big stage, then i can retire a happy man, so let's
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hope there are still a few more titles to come. that is ultra cute. that‘s all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. you‘ve stolen the show, gavin, with that. thank you very much. firefighters tackling around a hundred bushfires in australia say they could now start to threaten sydney. at least three people have died in the fires in new south wales and queensland. helena wilkinson has the latest. the scale and ferocity of these fires is clear. this is new south wales on the east coast of australia, being ravaged by the flames. three days since the wildfires began, they‘re still burning and spreading. more than 1,000 firefighters are working across this state and queensland to try and contain them, but conditions are difficult. it‘s just the worst thing i‘ve ever seen, honestly.
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the fire front is coming at us. there‘s nothing you could do about it. lost a few friends in the fire, lost all my possessions. possessions are nothing. it‘s the people that count, eh. the devastating power of these fires is clear to see. this used to be what someone called home. now there‘s nothing left. 150 homes have so far been destroyed and thousands of people have had to evacuate. australia‘s prime minister says he‘s proud of how people have helped each other. people have reached out, got people out of homes, made sure they got to safety, looked after each other's livestock and animals, talking to each other, putting themselves in harm's way for each other. i've got to tell you, as a prime minister, i'm never more proud of australians than in moments like this. as the fires continue, officials say things are likely to get worse. extreme warnings for large parts of the new south wales coast
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are likely to be issued this week, with areas around sydney especially at risk. helena wilkinson, bbc news. the fight against climate change has put an urgent focus on carbon emissions from aviation — something the industry says its working hard to reduce. but a bbc panorama investigation has revealed how a common practice among airlines, including british airways, increases emissions. it‘s called fuel tankering and it involves filling up in locations where fuel is cheaper, thus flying with fuller tanks than necessary for the journey. the heavier weight of the plane means higher emissions — which drive climate change. 0ur chief environment correspondent, justin rowlatt, reports. british airways says it has big ambitions when it comes to the environment. we have set ourselves the vision to be the world‘s leading airline group on sustainability. over the last three years, our fuel efficiency programme has saved over 200,000 tons of c02. but a british airways insider has decided to blow the whistle on one way the industry puts saving money
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before saving the planet. he is worried speaking out could cost him hisjob, so wants to remain anonymous. i believe them to be misleading passengers to think that british airways is more sustainable than it actually is. he told us about a practice known as fuel tankering that causes unnecessary emissions. so here‘s how it works. the cost of aviation fuel differs between destinations and airlines can save money by filling up with fuel where it is cheap, so they don‘t have to buy fuel where it is more expensive. the problem is, more fuel means heavier planes, and heavier planes... mean more greenhouse gas emissions. british airways can save hundreds of pounds per flight doing this, but the bbc has seen dozens of internal documents that show sometimes, it saves about a tenner. for such a big company, such as british airways,
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to be trying to save such small amounts while emitting so much extra c02 seems unjustifiable in the current climate. it sounds to me like hypocrisy. it is, it's exceptionally hypocritical. i have been a ba employee for a long time. i'm very proud to be part of ba. but in all honesty, it makes me sad and disappointed. british airways told the bbc: this is a classic example of corporate "green wash" and shows that they are willing to turbo—charge the climate emergency even for very small additional benefits to their bottom line. tankering is an industry—wide practice. ba told bbc panorama it is responsible for just 2%
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of the additional emissions tankering generates in europe. it would be easy for european airlines to drop the practice. stopping tankering would raise costs a little but would cut a lot of co2 emissions, an estimated 900,000 tons every year. justin rowlatt, bbc news. you can watch the full panorama programme, can flying go green? that‘s on bbc one tomorrow at half past eight, and then on the bbc iplayer. and we‘ll be taking a second in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers lucy fisher from the times and kevin schofield from politicshome— that‘s coming up after the headlines at 11:30. now it‘s time for a look at the weather. there is more wet weather sweeping across the uk at the moment, it is on move, not hanging around too long at any one particular location but it is wet weather where it is not particularly needed for some areas,
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and that was after quite a bit of sunshine that made a pleasant change but it‘s back to square one. with these weather fronts, taking the wet weather through, just about through northern ireland, there are showers following and there is a bit of snow showing up as you can see, particularly north of the central belt in scotland, so some of the higher roots here will be quite wintry going into the morning, the weather is accompanied by gusty winds as it feeds its way eastward overnight with temperatures actually heading upa overnight with temperatures actually heading up a little bit as the night goes on after what was actually stuck to the clearly not very warm first in the morning either, but the bulk of the wet weather click done it quickly clearing away from eastern parts of england with those gusty winds and then it fell a blustery day out there tomorrow with sun and showers, coming and especially across north—western areas on that risk north westerly wind, some of the showers will be heavy, risk of thunder, and for most ofa heavy, risk of thunder, and for most of a single figure temperature. feels colder tomorrow even when you get a little bit of sunshine because
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the wind is stronger. we keep the showers moving north—west across the uk overnight and into tuesday, the further south and east you are not as many showers as there will be to the north—west, the starting temperatures on tuesday morning. blood pressure still close by on tuesday, we will see another band of wet weather pushing southwards during the day so not everybody wet all day but there will be some wet weather for many of us at some stage of the day, but still fun drier and brighter moments. if anything a bit cold on tuesday, you would have to bea cold on tuesday, you would have to be a long way south for double figure temperatures. a brief low moves and affecting northern ireland, and there could be a long speu ireland, and there could be a long spell of rain to areas seeing some nasty flooding. there will be more wet weather on the way this week, some health snow often windy around areas of low pressure will be forced occasionally overnight as well. that is looking ahead, right now, of course, there are environment agency
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flood warnings, still some severe on the river don. all you need to know is on our website and keep that link handy, and there is the forecast for where you are online or in where you are going on the app, but from me right now that is at. hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. we‘ll be taking a look at tomorrow
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morning‘s papers in a moment. first, the headlines. five severe flood warnings are in place along south yorkshire‘s river don — meaning there‘s a threat to life for those in the area if the river rises again tonight or tomorrow in conjunction with the high tide and more rain, the village will not be able to cope. the tories say a jeremy corbyn government could cause an economic crisis within months of coming to power — labour calls the claim a complete work of fiction. the royal family lead tributes to those who lost their lives in conflict as the uk marks remembrance sunday. the governing socialist party in spain wins the most seats in the general election but again falls short of a majority. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be
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bringing us tomorrow. with me are lucy fisher, defence correspondent for the times, and kevin schofield, the editor of politicshome. many of tomorrow‘s front pages are already in. the front page story on the telegraph is a pledge in the conservative manifesto — to protect veterans from being prosecuted over killings during the troubles. the mail also reports on that story. and the mirror leads with a labour manifesto pledge to offer every school pupil access to mental health support. the times features comments from conservative sajid javid, who claims that spending promises by labour would amount to more than one trillion pounds, and would plunge the country into economic crisis. the metro focuses on confrontation in eccles today, after a man allegedly let off fireworks during a moment of silence at a remembrance service. the guardian‘s front page says that almost half of rape victims who go to police do not pursue a prosecution — adding that the legal system ‘is in crisis‘.
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