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you're watching bbc news at nine with me carrie gracie — the headlines: major wins for pro—democracy campaigners in hong kong's council elections, putting renewed pressure on the government. how people orderly and peaceful a line—up outside the voting station early in the morning just because they hope to get a vote which says we deserve democracy. staff at almost half of the uk's universities begin an eight—day strike over pay, pensions and working conditions, staff at almost half of the uk's universities begin an eight—day strike over pay, pensions and working conditions, staff at almost half of the uk's universities begin an eight—day strike over pay, pensions and working conditions, affecting around a million students. i have paid so much money to have a week basically written off my course, i want to get that money
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back. labour are vowing to tackle "dodgy landlords" if they win the election with plans to improve conditions for tenants in privately—owned accomodation. two cinema chains withdraw the gang film blue story after a brawl at a cinema in birmingham on saturday. coming up — china's prison camps: leaked documents reveal the government re—education programme at detention centres for nearly a million people. that's at 9:15am. and in sport, a world away from world cup form. new zealand crush england by an innings. that and more at 9:35am. good morning — and welcome to the bbc news at nine.
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pro—democracy parties in hong kong have made huge gains in local elections, with voter turnout the highest in the territory's history. the councils they've elected only have limited powers, but the result is being seen as a clear verdict on the way the authorities have handled more than five months of anti—government protests. chinese state media had urged voters to use the election to denounce the pro—democracy movement, but the results convey the opposite message. hong kong's leader, carrie lam says she says she will listen to the views of the public with an open mind. and the chinese government has reiterated its support for her. for the pro—democracy demonstrators, it was a landslide victory. according to local media counts, 17 of the 18 councils are now controlled by pro—democracy councillors. voting stations were packed on sunday, and the election saw an unprecedented voter turnout of more than 71%. the result is being seen as a stinging rebuke of the hong kong authorities following months of clashes beween protesters and police. our correspondent,
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jonathan head is in hong kong and joins us now. the assessment of an astonishing result in hong kong. the opposition have a broad alliance, people from different backgrounds, lawyers, activists, politicians, people who have not worked together in the past. putting in effort into the local elections that normally do not get much attention. they were controlling pretty much all those councils until their selection. this time the opposition made a coordinated effort, contesting every single seat knowing that people would see there is much more as a referendum on the hong kong of her —— government. the turnout at 71% told us that hong kongers were taking these elections seriously, people we spoke to recognise it was an opportunity to send a message to
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the government. the government and china had hoped the escalation in violence and the chaos and disruption that their protests have caused recently would persuade some voters to stick with the government. that message fell completely flat. this does transform hong kong's politics. with which this democratic alliance aligns themselves with the protest movement. let's hear from some of those who have been supporting the protest movement. the future lies with the protests. if it goes well and if it does not go quite well, i think the protests will go down in history. otherwise it will go on. it depends on how the government will reply. translation: obviously we have shown our dissatisfaction to the government through the system. when we look at the state media they do not seem to accept the result. therefore i think
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the protests on the street need to continue as we have not seen a sister thymic change in the government. i do not... sister thymic change in the government. ido not... ithink sister thymic change in the government. i do not... ithink the high rate of voters voting yesterday have shown a very encouraging message to everybody else. and to the world. one of the best known opposition figures in hong kong is joshua wong who was the icon of the last mass process —— might protest. he wanted to stand in these elections and he was the one person disqualified under the basic law because of his alleged support for independence in hong kong. for all of that he is a significant figure. here is his assessment about the result of those elections. it is impressive to show hong kongers coming out to vote. to hold the police accountable and the important thing is we are not only satisfied
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on electing the district council, we need to have direct elections to elect a government, the chief executive of hong kong should be voted by us. josh a la wyong layer, thatis voted by us. josh a la wyong layer, that is the view from the pro—democracy camp. what will the government do. —— joshua wong. where can they go from here? they have got a huge dilemma. there chinese government strategy i seem to be to let the protests go on. as far as they are concerned it is safe because it is contained in hong kong. they have persuaded their population in mainland china, this is what happens when you give people too much freedom. they had hoped the protest movement would run out of stea m protest movement would run out of steam but i think after the dramatic confrontations we saw a week ago in the university campuses, there were some who thought it had gone too far, hong kong people would be put
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off by that violence. now there is a huge momentum. carrie lam says she will listen before. i think she is something of a toxic figure and china must be considering how quickly it can afford to replace about more than half, can it afford to make concessions. will that take the steam out of this movement are bold and it. it is a difficult dilemma for a china which has authoritarian instincts which is dealing with a hong kong which is encouraged to keep demanding freedoms and liberties that it it believes it is entitled to. i'm joined now by pro—democracy activist bonnie leung in hong kong. your reaction to the result? it is a landslide victory. after months of protest we can have one day that where we can feel that we are
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relieved and happy about the result. so now in the future we hope that the hong kong government and beijing government finally can realise the power of the hong kong people and also listen to the hong kong people and respond to all of our demands. so that the movement can finally put to rest without protesters feeling a need to escalate their actions ever again. the chief executive has said she will listen to the people. how long do you intend to give her before protesters will be out on the streets again? first of all, now there are still some people being protesting inside the university. they will be hoping that the police will retreat and let the people trapped inside out. so really it depends on how the government really react to it. will carrie lam really
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listened to the hong kong people and the result. the result is very clear that we want justice and the result. the result is very clear that we wantjustice and we want our demands to be heard. so now it is their turn to respond to this demand, the most eminent demand is about what will happen to the people in the university. it is a good way for them and a chance for them to show a real change. given the past five months, you cannot be hopeful of very dramatic switches and policy from the government. do you feel that their district council controlling those 17 out of 18 will give the pro—democracy movement a platform to organise within the legitimate structural politics?m will definitely give more voices to this movement and also to the people. so if the government, both hong kong and beijing government, if
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they are smart, it is a really good chance for them to have them finally listen to ours and have that shift of attitude if you may so so. so it isa of attitude if you may so so. so it is a good chance for us to have some kind of mediation. thank you so much for joining kind of mediation. thank you so much forjoining us. as we were hearing, expect patients about what will happen at the polytechnic university of hong kong. let's look at the pictures. there is a mood of expectancy there. there are still protesters inside after the very dramatic siege that we saw of the police last week with protesters inside the campus using bows and arrows in some cases, petrol bombs and rocks. and the police firing tear gas and rubber bullets into the campus. so most of the protesters we re campus. so most of the protesters were removed last week one way or
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another and many arrested. but as we are hearing, some inside and now some media presence building they are and also some protesters as you can see there, shouting at the police to stand down and let those protesters come out. we will keep an eye on events in hong kong across the morning. no, politics here. —— now. labour has announced plans to improve conditions for tenants in privately—owned accommodation. the party said if it was elected, it would introduce rent controls and require landlords to conduct an annual property check. the conservatives launched their election manifesto yesterday, with a pledge to ‘get brexit done', and a promise to add 50,000 nurses to the current workforce in england. later this morning, the liberal democrats' chukka umunna will give a speech on the party's foreign policy. let's ta ke let's take these things one by one. we can now cross over to our political
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correspondent jonathan blake. good morning. labour's focus and jeremy corbyn‘s focus visiting here this morning today is very much on housing and specifically their private renting sector. the party are setting out what it sees as a new charter of renters rights with three main aims at allowing people to have an affordable, secure and decent home with his affordability in mind. labourwants decent home with his affordability in mind. labour wants to cap rents so in mind. labour wants to cap rents so that they do not rise out of control and price people out of the market. they would be capped at the level of inflation. a secured tenancy. labour would allow people to have open ended tenancies so people cannot be thrown out of their accommodation without notice. and an annual mot to secure a new minimum standard and rented properties and that would bring together existing gas and electricity safety checks along with new checks that landlords
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would have to conform to. outlining these pledges this morning, the shadow housing secretary, john healy said that while the majority of private renters were happy with their accommodation, and the majority of landlords play by the rules, it is a minority of bad landlords that labour want to take action against. most private renters are happy with their home. most landlords provide a decent and secure landlords provide a decent and secure home for a long time for their tenants. but for too long and certainly over the last decade, the government has allowed rogue landlords to flourish and so it is time to make the market they never renters and that requires the government to act and requires a kind of package of year one writes, a charter of rights are calling it for private renters. this is a market that means private renting can be a decent option for everyone. in terms of the reaction to this, it has been broadly welcomed by housing
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charities but landlords are clearly not happy about what labour is proposing here with the commercial domestic landlords association saying that this would cause a crisis in the rental sector because it would have a counter—productive effect to what labour is intending. with rental caps keeping prices down and increasing demand and putting people off renting out their homes. the other focus for labour today and forjeremy corbyn here in this constituency will be on the so called women, that group of 3 million or so women who were born in the 1950s and were expecting to retire at 60 but when changes to the retirement age accelerated to scene themselves working longer and have been involved in a campaign to be compensated for a loss of pension payments. in the last couple of days labour have ta ken payments. in the last couple of days labour have taken the decision that they would compensate those women if a labour government was elected to
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the tune of £58 billion. it is a huge sum of money and labour have said that would come of contingency funding available to the government but suggesting they would have to borrow to meet that payment as well. it was not something that was part of the original labour manifesto, not included in their tax and spending plans. it is a promise that jeremy corbyn is keen to make. jonathan, thank you very much. let's hear about the tories now. let's go to westminster now for more on today's campaigning, and talk to our assistant political editor norman smith. the day after that manifesto launch and there has not been a roll—out on day two post manifesto kick off with mrjohnson out campaigning in wales. again, on his theme of brexit. you sense in a way that it has been a rather underwhelming manifesto and in some ways the tories have been pushed onto the defensive largely over social care with a lack of any
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concrete policy proposals and social care. from then the man who led the last enquiry into social care attacking the tory planners and ambitious. they have also been on the defensive over that headline pledged to get 50,000 additional nurses working in the nhs after it emerged that those figures were put together only if you include keeping 18 thousand existing nurses who are due to retire or leave anyway. a hugely ambitious figure. nicky morgan not standing in the selection but speaking up for a team johnson this morning insisting that there are changes to the bursary bringing back the nurse bursary, would enable them to recruit many more nurses. we are introducing a maintenance grant, are introducing a maintenance grant, a minimum of £5,000 plus helper training placements for anybody who wants to go into nursing, it goes up to 8000 pounds if there are shortage
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areas like mental health nursing. where there is a real need for more nurses. i think that people understand that we will make changes andl understand that we will make changes and i know as a ministeryou make a decision and you see what happens and you actually make the decision. we will have to rework and do something different to deal with that issue. that is exactly what people expect of their government. elsewhere on the electoral savannah, this morning the liberal democrats will be setting out proposals to spend more money on defence. how so? they claim if we stay in the eu, our economy will grow more and therefore putting aside 2% of gdp for depends cash will actually be bigger as a pot of money if we stay in the eu. interesting to gauge the tone and mood after a bruising few days. jo swinson got a tough time when she appeared before the question time audience and yesterday she appeared
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to concede when interviewed by andrew marr there borisjohnson was on course for a majority. this morning one of her colleagues thing that was not quite what she meant. what jo swinson were saying that the only party that can take seats off them and stop them having a majority and going ahead with brexit as the liberal democrats and we fully intend to do that and are working ha rd intend to do that and are working hard every day. that is why we put forward a manifesto which has a vision for this country for a brighter future. the likelihood are the emerging view amongst many that tea m the emerging view amongst many that teamjohnson the emerging view amongst many that team johnson seem to be nudging ahead in this election perhaps explains why that manifesto was a bit of a damp squib, because bluntly it seems the view of team johnson as they think they are getting within sight of victory, so why take any risks. play it safe and therefore we had that very cautious, frankly, rather an ambitious manifesto.
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norman, thank you very much now. —— rather unambitious. and throughout the campaign, we are asking your question to all of the main parties. at 5:50pm today, we will be speaking to ian blackford from the snp. do get in touch with us with your questions. you can do so on twitter using the hashtag #bbcyourquestions and you can email us on please remember to leave your name and where you are from? and throughout the election campaign, we are looking closely at the places where the final result could be won and lost — and asking people in those places, what questions they may have. tomorrow, we will be reporting from preseli in pembrokeshire, all day on tv, radio and online — starting with bbc breakfast, and radio 5 live. the headlines on bbc news... major wins for pro—democracy campaigners in hong kong's council
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elections, putting renewed pressure on the government. staff at almost half of the uk's universities begin an eight—day strike over pay, pensions and working conditions, affecting around a million students. labour vow to tackle ‘dodgy landlords‘ and cap rents if they win the election, with plans to improve conditions for private tenants. coming up in the next few minutes, the movie withdrawn by two cinema chains after a gang brawl in birmingham on saturday. the england fast bowler who said he was subjected to racial insults. sheffield united have a great —— late equaliser. they came from behind to draw three all. and great britain sam ward is set to require from hockey aged just 28. he lost the sight in his left eye after
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being hit in the face with a ball. i will be back with more on those studies after half past nine. leaked documents reveal for the first time how china is running a network of high security prisons designed to brainwash hundreds of thousands of people. china has consistently claimed the camps — in the xinjiang region — offer education and training. but official documents leaked to the international consortium of investigativejournalists and seen by bbc panorama show how inmates are locked up, indoctrinated and punished. china's uk ambassador has denied the bbc‘s claims. richard bilton reports. this is a journey thousands have been forced to make. into china's internment camps. now, we know what is happening inside. this document contains orders
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written for those who run the camps. "never allow escapes." "increase discipline and punishment." "promote repentance and confession." this is an actionable piece of evidence, documenting gross human rights violations. this should be sitting, you know, in the files of a prosecutor. in the last three years china has built hundreds of camps across the remote province of xinjiang. they hold at least a million people, mainly uighur muslims. china says they offer training and they stop terrorism. but the document shows why a superpower is really locking up so many people.
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"make remedial mandarin studies a top priority." "encourage students to truly transform." inmates are imprisoned until they change their beliefs, their behaviour and their language. it is very difficult to on that scale with1 million people in those conditions to view that as anything other than a mass brainwashing scheme, designed and directed at an entire ethnic community. the chinese ambassador in london refused to answer a direct question is about the camps. last week he called a press conference about hong kong but i wanted to know about the camps of xinjiang. i wrote to you this week about the camps in xinjiang. i know that they are prison camps. why won't you tell me the truth about those camps? first of all i have to say there is no so—called labour camps. these are what we call vocational education and training centres. there are they are for the prevention of terrorism.
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with respect sir, what you have told me there is no resemblance to what i've high scene. they are fabrications. do not listen to fake news, do not listen to fabrications. the documents are not fake news, they are evidenced of crimes against humanity. china is caging hundreds of thousands of people in brainwashing camps and now we know how. and you can see that investigation by panorama at 8:30pm on bbc one tonight. getting some breaking news from new zealand. this is from jofra archer. that was the original tweet. new zealand cricket have just issued a
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statement confirming that they will apologise to archer. the statement reads, although security providers at the venue where unable to locate the perpetrator, new zealand cricket will be examining cctv footage and making further enquiries and an endeavour to identify the man responsible. it went on, new zealand cricket has zero tolerance towards abusive language and any of its venues. it will refer the case to the police. it apologise for the unacceptable experience and will increase vigilance on the matter when the teams next meet. i am sure we will get more on that in the sports bulletin. more than a million students face eight days of disruption from today when university lecturers and support staff begin a strike over pay, pensions and working conditions.
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around 40,000 people are expected to walk out, and lectures are being cancelled at 60 universities — that's almost half of the uk's institutions. further industrial action is threatened if agreements cannot be reached. here's our education correspondent, lisa hampele. they are taking to the picket lines again. last year, more than 40,000 university staff went on strike because of changes to their pension fund. now, they say there has been a lack of progress in that dispute, and they are angry about pay, job security, workload and equality. the university and colleges union estimates more than half of all academics are on temporary contracts, and says pay has fallen dramatically. the universities point out they are paying an extra £250 million into the pension scheme, and say staff received pay increases between 1.8% at [1.8% this year. they warned that, unless there is a compromise, courses could be cut and class sizes increased. universities are doing what they can
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to minimise the impact to students. thousands signed petitions last time around calling for compensation, but few were successful. many students support staff, but they are worried. i've paid so much money, and to have basically a week written off of my course, it's almost like i want that money back. it happened in my undergrad. i had no dissertation tutor for six weeks, which i thought affected my final marks. so to have it happen again, i think, is really annoying. they say they won't reschedule lectures and classes, and they warn of more strikes in the new year. a second cinema chain has stopped showing the british gangster film blue story, after violence broke out at a cinema in birmingham. showcase has followed vue cinemas in pulling the film. west midlands police described the violence that broke out on saturday evening as some of the worst their officers had seen, as charlotte
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gallagher reports. screaming. a weekend trip to the cinema becomes a terrifying experience, seven police officers injured trying to break up a brawl involving around 100 people and machetes. six have been arrested, the youngest a 13—year—old girl. this startling picture is being shared on social media — a group of young teenagers apparently armed with a machete. we're not entirely certain what caused it, and so we're not going to get into that speculation. but it is reassuring that we were able to deal with it. vue cinemas announced it was pulling this film, blue story, from all its venues. showcase cinemas later followed, banning the film as well. blue story is about gangs in london, but it is not known if the people involved in the violence in birmingham were there to watch it. many cinemas are still showing it, including at this independent one in south—east london. i don't really see how this, you know, differs from, you know, your like hollywood
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gangster film in terms of, you know, the gruesomeness and the violence that's involved. i think it's unfortunate. i think that a link will be made that doesn't necessarily need to be made. i think it's a bad set of circumstances. blue story‘s director, rapman, has insisted his film is about love, not violence. charlotte gallagher, bbc news. the production companies, bbc films and paramount pictures, have said they are appalled by the incident in birmingham but have described the film as important, and say it has received a positive response. prince andrew is to step back from all 230 of his charities, and won't undertake any public engagements for the foreseeable future, according to buckingham palace. the palace says the move was temporary. a number of organisations had already cut their ties with the duke of york, following his interview on bbc newsnight, when he faced questions relating to his friendship with the convicted sex
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offenderjeffrey epstein. now it's time for a look at the weather with carol. good morning. it has been a cloudy start to the day and a wet one, bands of rain moving across england, wales and northern ireland and heading to scotland. this morning in scotla nd heading to scotland. this morning in scotland we have rain and drizzle. the driest lots will be in the far north and 0rkney. here we have got some gusty wind, later we may see glimmers of brightness in dorset. temperatures around nine, 13. feeling mild. this evening rain moves northward, we have a lull where it dries up and this next area of low pressure producing persistent rain and strong and gusty winds. lasting as much as 50 mph in parts of south east england and south west wales. as rain migrates northwards,
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behind that squally showers and you will notice it is mild. temperatures 14, will notice it is mild. temperatures i4, 15 will notice it is mild. temperatures 14, 15 for some. hello, this is bbc news with carrie gracie. the headlines... major wins for pro—democracy campaigners in hong kong's council elections, putting renewed pressure on the government.
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how people orderly and peacefully lined up outside the voting stations early in the morning because they hope to get votes which represent and we deserve democracy. staff at almost half of the uk's universities begin an eight—day strike over pay, pensions and working conditions, affecting around a million students. labour are vowing to tackle ‘dodgy landlords‘ if they win the election with plans to improve conditions for tenants in privately—owned accomodation. two cinema chains withdraw the gang film blue story after a brawl at a cinema in birmingham on saturday. new zealand cricket apologise tojofra archer after the england bowler was subject to racist abuse during their defeat to the home side. more on that in the sport at around 9.45 time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing.
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the inventor of the worldwide web, sir tim berners—lee, is launching a global action plan for the internet, to try to combat threats such as election interference, the spread of misinformation and online harassment. he said facebook should ban targeted political advertising — and he criticised the conservative party for briefly renaming one of its twitter accounts last week, so it resembled a fact—checking organisation. sir tim has been speaking to our tehnology correspondent, rory cellan—jones. ten yea rs ten years ago if you went out to the street and asked what was wrong with the world wide web they would say nothing, it‘s great but now people are worried about privacy, people are worried about privacy, people are worried about what happens to their data and the way gets manipulated, they don‘t know and they go from trusting to questioning everything, subtly, they don‘t know what information to trust and they realise there is information out there that they and other people believe may be completely bogus.
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facebook has signed up, it‘s one of the big companies that‘s been heavily involved but from what you are saying, if they are to carry out the principles in this contract, they are going to have to change quite a lot of their behaviour. the contract for the web in a way as a set of principles and it‘s a direction to move, it doesn‘t mean we expect people immediately to com pletely we expect people immediately to completely change. lots of things will take a long time, bringing regulations in, government will take a new time bringing in policies. we are right in the middle of a uk election campaign. there have been charges about people using misinformation, using the web to deceive people. are you concerned about what you see? yes. in some cases it‘s so brazen like the conservative peer focus calling their twitter account fact checker uk, independent nonprofit, that was
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really brazen, i think they got cold out for it. so some things like that are out for it. so some things like that a re really, out for it. so some things like that are really, that was impersonation, just something, don‘t do that, don‘t trust people who do that. you conceived this wonderful creation with a huge amount of optimism about what it can achieve. do you still retain any optimism? it seemed like a good idea at the time but now i‘ve decided i should turn it off, if optimism is seeing a place where it could be, which is very, very empowering, to individuals and to humanity, yes. i‘m very optimistic. if optimism is being confident we will get there, i‘m not. if optimism is being confident we will get there, i'm not. sir tim berners—lee, strong language, as we‘ve been running all through the campaign. joe tidy has been looking at how social media is handling and tackling the election. as promised, our reporter joe tidyjoins me now.
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a very focused attack on facebook but it‘s not just a very focused attack on facebook but it‘s notjust facebook doing targeted ads? facebook is the biggest advertising platform during the election, it owns instagram as well so if you want to advertise on any of those it‘s very easy, you can target right down to choosing someone, target right down to choosing someone, where they live, whether they have kids, whether they are interested in golf, you can go detailed into their interests. used to be able to do that on twitter per twitter last week banned entirely the 22nd of november, finished advertising for political purposes, you can still target on snapchat as well, that‘s not as big an issue in this election, we‘ve seen tens of thousands being spent but nowhere near the levels of facebook and instagram andi near the levels of facebook and instagram and i suppose the next level you could go down as google. we‘ve seen a lot of money being spent there, not as much as facebook and instagram but you can do quite a lot of targeting there but you can‘t go down into individual, personal traits are interest, you can go for age, gender, location. ithink that‘s about it. so in terms of
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facebook, tim berners—lee is right to say this is where the most targeting is happening.“ to say this is where the most targeting is happening. if that's the case tell us what‘s happening right now in terms of targeting. we saw a ream of adverts go up yesterday, the question time debate, the conservative manifesto launch on sunday. this is on average the labour party is putting out on facebook and instagram, seizing upon the moment from the debate. fiona bruce and others calling out boris johnson on some of the languages used in previous columns. that seems to be doing quite well for them, putting it out interestingly to a bulk audience of about 100,000 people. we normally see around 10-30,000 people. we normally see around 10—30,000 being the average targeting that parties are doing with adverts, this is going out to a much bigger audience as is another video we see, from them, going to iso-175,000, all video we see, from them, going to 150—175,000, all about their ma nifesto. 150—175,000, all about their manifesto. this one, interestingly, not a facebook ad but it was put on facebook on sunday. as the manifesto was launched. a builder video,
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obviously spent a lot of time and money on this, they‘ve been filming with boris johnson on money on this, they‘ve been filming with borisjohnson on the campaign trailfor with borisjohnson on the campaign trail for weeks, with borisjohnson on the campaign trailfor weeks, it with borisjohnson on the campaign trailforweeks, it seems. u nfortu nately trailforweeks, it seems. unfortunately the video isn‘t doing that well in terms of use, about 40,000 views, 17 minutes long, that might be why. but the conservatives lost their manifesto on sunday, we haven‘t seen any ads go up about specific policies, we‘ve seen 16 different ads from the conservative party plus 15 from boris johnson accou nts party plus 15 from boris johnson accounts but they are going to individual constituencies, no talk about policies and paid advertising for some reason, we are not sure why. another thing to mention, the things we knew were calendar events, the debates in the manifesto launch, a lot of chatter about them but the announcement from jeremy corbyn yesterday waspi, maybe that was deliberate, the video they put up about this, very well produced, i
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imagine this has been in the back for a long time, it might have been a deliberate attempt to derail the conversation. the labour party video? these are thrown out to the people already following jeremy corbyn on twitter or facebook. these aren‘t paid for ads, they haven‘t done any paid for advertising on the waspi announcement but i think it‘s interesting to talk about that, they clearly lined this up in order to go out on the same day as the tory ma nifesto. out on the same day as the tory manifesto. it has worked to some degree, some of the conversation has been taken up by this announcement. fascinating, thank you as ever. lovely to see you. now, i think we are going to have another little mystery trip on the campaign tour, are going to speak to our political correspondent ben wright, travelling in wales on the conservative battle bus. following borisjohnson. buti don‘t think were actually allowed to say exactly where he is. over to you. hello, we are here, mid-wales,
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in the rain. moving on from telford, the tories launched their manifesto yesterday. today the focus is on mainly mid wales. this is an area, there are a number of seats the tories are eyeing up, and need to win if they are going to get a majority, places like wrexham and the vale of claude, a number of battlegrounds around here and so the prime minister will be doing a couple of events where he hopes to beef up the tory profile and make their argument. as i said, the ma nifesto their argument. as i said, the manifesto launch was yesterday. i think it‘s very widely and fairly being considered a safety first ma nifesto being considered a safety first manifesto because at this point in 2017, when i spent some time on the tory bus there with theresa may, this was the moment in the campaign after the manifesto launch the things unravelled for her. when that social care policy unravelled, blew up, caused all sorts of controversy, but the focus on her personality. the tory strategists here just don‘t
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wa nt the tory strategists here just don‘t want that to happen this time and so i think you are seeing at this stage a safety first sort of campaign from the conservatives and they will not wa nt the conservatives and they will not want any mistakes of the sort we saw in 2017 to be repeated at this stage of this campaign. the electoral arithmetic in wales. interesting and complex. explainjust arithmetic in wales. interesting and complex. explain just the challenges that boris johnson faces complex. explain just the challenges that borisjohnson faces in getting his message across their to the voters who really matter in getting the seats. yes, for both parties their hopes raised to a large extent with a number of seats in wales, the labour party are hoping to make gains in tory held seats, that didn‘t vote leave in the referendum but they hope can get back into the labour column whereas borisjohnson hopes he can make inroads into leave voting seats currently held by the labour party particularly in mid and north wales. i think it‘s the story of the selection, so much of this
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will come down to the dynamics and the contest in individual seats. the simple national swing to determine how it plays out, we will be looking at individual battle ground seats in the particular circumstances there. and i think we are going to see that very acutely played out in wales. we will talk to you later. are you going to put your seat belt back on? 0k! going to put your seat belt back on? ok! i'm going to put your seat belt back on? 0k! i‘mjust going to put your seat belt back on? ok! i‘m just conscious you are not wearing your seat belt! but other than that, we are very happy! we are rocking a bit, thank you, i will put it back on now! thank you, talk to you later. now, time to catch up with the sport, here‘s holly hamilton. good morning. some disconcerting news from the england cricket camp this morning — following their defeat in the first test in new zealand — fsat bowlerjofra archer says he was subjected to racial abuse by a spectator. this is what he tweeted earlier...
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the new zealand cricket board have responded, they say they have zero tolerance to offensive language or abusive language. the teams meet again in hamilton. let‘s look at some of the action. jofra‘s allegations come after england suffered a humiliating defeat to new zealand in the first test at bay 0val. they lost by an innings and 65 runs after the unlikely task of batting through the day to save the match proved beyond them. they can quickly make amends with the second and final test beginning on thursday. we will continue to try and find ways to make inroads on services like this. but credit has to go to
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the guys played well. it highlights when we do get chances in the game whether it be in the field or on the bad that we have to take them. just the one game in the premier league yesterday, but what a game it was! six goals shared between sheffield united and manchester united at bramall lane. 0le gunnar solskjaer‘s team had been two goals down at one stage, but they looked to have sealed the winner through marcus rashford after a dramatic comeback. but there was no way sheffield united were finishing empty handed, and in injury time 0li mcburnie clinched the equaliser. the 60, 65, 71st minute, they‘re not acceptable. they‘re not good enough. but that just shows the quality of us, that we can still score three goals, and should have had one or two more, on a game that we don‘t really perform. let‘s have a look at some of this morning‘s back pages and that game at bramall lane yesterday afternoon features heavily. the times focuses on the manchester united youngsters that came to 0le gunnar—solskjaer‘s rescue yesterday.
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staying with that match and the mirror says solsjkaer was so angry with his sides performance at half—time that he wanted to change the whole team. and the express focuses on the raft of premier league managers under pressure — marco silva, manuel pellegrini and unai emery all very much feeling the heat. great britain and england hockey player sam ward has been forced to retire after losing the sight in his left eye. ward was struck in the face by the ball during the olympic qualifying play—off win against malaysia earlier this month. he sustained a crushed retina and facial fractures. the 28—year old scored 72 goals in 126 appearances for great britain and england and represented team gb at the rio olympics. adam peaty‘s dominance
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in the 100 metre breakstroke continued last night with a thrilling victory in the new international swimming league. the isl is a new team—based competition format for 2019 and peaty is captain of the london roar team. his win alongside victory in the mixed four—by—100 relay at the london aquatics centre last night means the team are through to the grand final next month in las vegas. now to some incredible scenes in madrid where spain have won the davis cup for the sixth time. a day after beating great britain in the semi—final rafa nadal and his team—mates were too much for canada in the final as well, winning both of their singles matches to take the title. this was spain‘s first davis cup title since 2011 and you could see what it meant to both the players and all the fans. the victory was particuarly emotional for roberto bautista agut. he only returned to the team yesterday just three days
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after the death of his father. he won his singles match to put his country 1—0 up and well on their way to victory. now one story is picking up plenty of interest on social media and it‘s the return of robbie savage. he, of course, retired from football eight years ago and has since become more familiar as a tv pundit. he enjoyed most success with leicester city and will be looking to roll back the years with non—league stockport town. tonight savage will swap the studio for the football pitch again as he‘s been named in the squad to face 0swestry, admitting his son had to go and buy him a pair of boots. it's it‘s not a pr stunt, it‘s me dry to help youngsters progress in the game and try, try and give a bit of what i went through in my career, with rejection, rehabilitation, the
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mental side of football so i‘m delighted. and we are delighted as well, can‘t wait to see him in action. plenty more coming up over the course of the day. we‘ll round up the day‘s sports news in sportsday and also have the latest from villa park ahead of tonight‘s premier league game between aston villa and newcastle and we‘ll be revealing the nominees for this year‘s sports personality of the year across the bbc thoughout the day. iam i am saying no more than that. that‘s all the sport for now. holly, thank you. some some sombre figures coming in from danny shaw on domestic abuse figures, the number of crimes recorded in england and wales has increased by almost a quarter. the office for national statistics says there were 746,000 offences in the 12 months to the end offences in the 12 months to the end of march. 24% up on the previous
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year. the 0ns says the rise may reflect improved recording by the police and increased reporting. by the victims. however, 11% fewer crimes were referred to the crown prosecution service. to make a charging decision. a somewhat of a mismatch in terms of reporting and recording. and the actual referrals to the cps for charging decisions. but we will get more assessment and analysis on that from danny shaw and the others in the home affairs team when we can. let‘s look at the headlines. the headlines on bbc news... major wins for pro—democracy campaigners in hong kong‘s council elections, putting renewed pressure on the government. labour vow to tackle ‘dodgy
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landlords‘ and cap rents if they win the election, with plans to improve conditions for privaet tenants. new zealand cricket apologise tojofra archer, after the england bowler was subject to racist abuse during their defeat tot the home side. days of heavy rain have caused widespread flooding across south—eastern france and northern italy. hundreds of homes were damaged in the french cote d‘azur, and a landslide caused a motorway bridge to collapse in italy. rich preston reports. across the french riviera normally famous for pristine towns and crystal blue waters, the rains have kept on coming. people have had to abandon their cars and their homes. towns have been cut off. rivers broke their banks. several people have been reported missing across the region. here in the seaside town built normally word out at sea
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dragged onto the street by the water. 100 kilometres away over the border in italy, the extent of the damage is fast. here the water has been unforgiving. this viaduct washed away by a landslide. there we re washed away by a landslide. there were no reports of any injuries. and in venice, the city on the water is once again under water. in the famous st mark‘s square tourists and venetians wading through the tides. these people have suffered weeks of overwhelming water levels. business owners doing what they can to protect their property. this has been the worst month for high tides in venice since records began. pumps are constantly on the go with no sign of them being switched off any time soon. an estimated one—in—five adults in the uk has a tattoo — most on parts of the body that can be covered up easily. but one
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salon is calling on clients to think carefully before getting a tattoo on theirface, neck or hands, as it could hamper their job prospects. breakfast‘s john maguire has been finding out more. level tattoo studio in bristol offers an eclectic range of designs, but it has a strict policy on facial tattoos. young clients are asked for id, and even if they are 18, the staff here draw a line. do you want it so obvious you want people to see, you want to see it every time, even yourface and the shoulders or something. it‘s like when you go to the mirror and wash yourface in the morning, it‘s the first thing that you see. so, do you want to see that every single day for the rest of your life? ryan is back in the chair after eight hours of work yesterday as tattoo artist carlo completes his design. it extends onto a hand, but for ryan, the face is a no go. in my line of work,
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when you meet clients and that, i do think my image means a lot. so, i‘m not sure if it intimidates some people or not, i‘m not too sure, but most and foremost, i wouldn‘t have it personally. i just don‘t think it would look all right on me more than anything else. so, you sort of draw the line of what‘s... yeah, i wouldn‘t... obviously visible. yeah, that‘ll be it now, so... yeah, i wouldn‘t do neck orface, no. from beckham to bieber, body art is more prevalent and more obvious among trendsetters and influences than ever before. but there‘s concern within the industry about young fans copying their idols. the british tattoo artists federation wants stricter licensing and to stop illegal or backstreet shops tattooing the hands, face or neck of a young person if a reputable studio has said no. if they‘re older and they had a job where they‘re not going to lose it for, say, and they were quite settled, then maybe, yeah. but, yeah, i‘d really,
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really think about it and discuss it with them as well, whether they were certain. age 30, and as a tattoo artist himself, carlo believes his face and neck tattoos are appropriate, but he too would turn away somebody barely into adulthood. it‘s just a thing of them looking on something for that one second and thinking it‘s cool, so they‘ll go and get that tattoo that day and they‘re pretty much gonna regret that, i think, in my eyes anyway. i didn‘t want a screaming mother coming back at me because i tattooed someone‘s face, do you know what i mean? social attitudes to tattoos are changing with the military, for example, easing restrictions on what‘s visible when in uniform. seen by some as a symbol of rebellion, this is an industry determined to adhere to rules and regulations. john maguire, bbc news, bristol. a decision will be made today about uber‘s future in london.
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it‘s been on probation since last year when transport for london raised concerns about its approach to carrying out background checks on drivers and handling reports of serious crimes. the company has less than 24 hours left on its current private hire operators‘ license. an acrobat has fallen 30 feet whilst performing in london‘s winter wonderland in hyde park. the production company said that jackie armstrong was thought to have slipped from her harness during the zippos christmas circus show. her condition isn‘t known. now, it may seem like a tall story, but an unlikely friendship has been forged between two animals not usually found showing genuine affection towards each other — let alone a mutual love of cuddling. jazz the baby giraffe has become firm friends with hunter, a watchdog who lives at an animal orphanage nearjohannesbourg, in south africa. the nine day old was discovered alone in the bush,
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weak and dehydrated and without his mother. hunter quickly began to take care of the newcomer, and they bonded immediately. after regaining his strength with milk and leaves, jazz is expected to make a full recovery. that‘s a nice friendship. now, a reminder that coming up we have a speech byjeremy corbyn. that‘s in derby. chuka umunna at 11am for the liberal democrats on foreign policy, the prime minister in wales. now, time for the weather. here‘s simon. thank you, good morning. some pretty wet weather in the forecast this week, especially for the first half of this week, weather warnings in force for areas that have seen some budding recently. this morning quite a few puddles out there, heavy rain moving north and east. for the rest of today we continue with outbreaks
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of today we continue with outbreaks of rain, quite cloudy. but it is mild, the aircoming of rain, quite cloudy. but it is mild, the air coming from the south at the moment. you can see as we go through the afternoon, this patchy rain moving north and east, some showers at times, some of those could be on the heavy side. the far north of scotland staying drier and brighter with sunshine, there could be brighter skies in the south—west later. maximum temperatures for many of us in double figures, 10—13d. through tonight, we continue with outbreaks of rain moving northwards, there will be some drier and if you clear spells before further heavy rain starts to move on across the south—west. those temperatures not falling very far, 8—10 celsius, milder start to tuesday. tuesday will be dominated this area of low pressure, the remnants of tropical storm sebastien, moving north and east, the white lines close together down towards south wales in south—west england, expects strong winds here but for all of us to stay will be a rather gusty day. heavy rain moving north and eastwards
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through the day on tuesday, eventually spreading its way into northern ireland, northern england, central and southern areas of scotland, brighter skies developing and southern parts but there will be heavy and thundery showers moving into the south—east. as i mentioned gusty winds were many especially down towards the south—west and i think during the morning. maximum temperatures still on the mild side, tropical air moving from the south temperatures 10—14d. the area of low pressure still with us as we go into wednesday, moving very slowly north and east, further outbreaks of rain throughout wednesday and again, a wet start to the day for many of us, the rain falling on ground already very soggy in northern parts of england. heavy rain spreading up into the north—east of england, central and southern scotland, rainfall at times during wednesday. temperatures again for many of us in double figures. but as we go to the end of the week, gets quieter, some drier and brighter weather especially on friday. look at the
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temperatures, starting to come down, you notice in edinburgh over the weekend, there will be sunshine but temperatures only about four celsius. that‘s it from me. goodbye.
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hello, good morning, it‘s 10 o‘clock, i‘m victoria derbyshire. we have come to the isle of sheppey in kent. this area has poverty and unemployment above the national average and we have lots of people who live here who have come to the chicken shop today to tell us what is on their mind in this general election. my name is christine, what concerns me is the number of chippies that are here. they are not enough to meet the needs of the people living


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