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this is bbc news. the headlines at ten... mayors in the north of england say the chancellor's coronavirus financial help package doesn't go far enough, and call for additional support. the state says you may not go to work and you may not trade, so people should be getting hundred percent compensation. boris johnson will announce new measures on monday to tackle coronavirus in england, with some areas of the north warned they are likely to face tougher restrictions. president trump says he's feeling great, as he makes his first public appearance following treatment for coronavirus, although aides are yet to confirm whether he's still contagious. recognition for the uk's un—sung heroes of the pandemic as hundreds of key workers and volunteers are awarded in the delayed queen's birthday honours.
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good evening. mayors in four areas of northern england are calling for the government to increase financial support for their residents and businesses ahead of tougher coronavirus restrictions being announced next week. the labour mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham, has warned that current measures don't go far enough and risk seeing people in hardship in the run—up to christmas. ministers say they're keeping all support under review. i've been getting reaction from henri murison who's director of the northern powerhouse partnership. clearly the challenge is how long these restrictions will last. at the moment we are not sure what the prime minister's offer of more local control will look like, will it mean decisions will still be made in whitehall? will we actually see real local choice? if these restrictions do work, even when we have the most severe ones, in the course of a few weeks
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we shall see a reduction in cases. if that doesn't happen, i don't think we can see places locked into these arrangements permanently because it will bring economic desolation to particular cities that are caught in the highest level of restriction, and i don't think that is a sustainable course for anything more than a few weeks. we keep hearing from leaders across the country that they need more autonomy and powers. but what sort of powers would actually be of any help at all if it is not backed up with money they can spend locally? ithink funding is importantand i think track and trace is important. the west yorkshire leaders, including councillor susan hinchcliffe, who is the leader of bradford district council, from the area where i am speaking to you now, they have had local restrictions here. they have had local track and trace efforts as they haved own the road in calderdale, but those efforts are not as well supported financially as they could be. we need to make sure those areas with metro mayors and devolution like here in west yorkshire can
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run the track and trace system for themselves and put them in the driving seat of controlling the virus. we also need to see is the power to take areas out of lockdown. if in the most severe restrictions it does work, the restrictions won't be needed any more. in those areas where the restrictions are tried and don't make any manageable difference, to avoid the north turning into a big open prison, we need to see those areas taken out of these restrictions because if they are not working, they are no longer the right solution. the government need to be very clear that if they impose these things even with some consultation, that the leaders of the councils involved should be able to take those areas out if the restrictions do not work. central government through matt hancock has been working very productively and many of the council leaders and mayors in recent days and weeks, including the mayor of london, where there is an issue with devolved government, it's notjust in the north, but at the moment we haven't seen the rest of whitehall
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behave in the same way. we need to see the efforts made by the health secretary and the chancellor to work in partnership with local areas being seen across whitehall. at the moment we have not seen that level of commitment from officials or from the rest of the cabinet and that needs to change. it is a group of labour mayors we have heard from today. the chancellor is a conservative but he is also an mp in richmond in north yorkshire. how much more inclined might he be to help the north of england because that is where his constituents are, too? i think you heard in the piece there from jake berry who is one of the leaders of the group of conservative mps who now are organising the northern research group. it is notjust labour politicians who make the case in the north of england or in normal, better times for the northern powerhouse and wider projects to close the north south divide. i think the real opportunity for rishi is as well as providing the support that is needed in the recovery phase, there is a lot that could be done
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to rebalance that north—south divide that we talk a lot about in happier times whilst we deal with the impacts of the virus in terms of its economic damage. i think the point where labour and conservative politicians are united in the north of england is about the need for the recovery to genuinely work to close that north—south divide.
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criticism from labour leaders in the north of england of the government's financial support package for areas facing tighter covid—19 rules. as businesses and workers wait for details of the restrictions — the mayor of greater manchester said the package would surrender people to hardship. the conclusion we've reached is that this package is insufficient to protect our communities as we go in to the rest of the autumn and the winter. after nearly two weeks of fighting in which hundreds have been killed, a tentative ceasefire in the disputed area of nagorno—karabakh. unsung heroes of the coronavirus pandemic — including key workers and volunteers
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— dominate the queen's birthday honours. and a stunning win by polish teenager iga schwiatek, the lowest—ranked woman ever to win the french open. good evening. local leaders in the north of england say the financial help being offered by the government isn't enough to protect their communities from hardship — as parts of the country face tighter covid—19 rules from next week. at a press conference of labour mayors, andy burnham — who's mayor of greater manchester — said many businesses in the north were already on a knife edge. the government is due to announce a tiered system of restrictions on monday, with areas facing different rules — depending on how quickly cases are spreading.
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our political correspondent chris mason reports. eating out in 2020 hasn't been straightforward. working in hospitality has been incredibly tough. those employed at this pizzeria in the northern quarter in manchester are worried... it's just difficult, i don't know how long it will be going on for. i don't know how long i will be able to get by on it. obviously, a lot of money going out all the time but not enough coming in. gas, electric, all of it. obviously, being at home all the time, it's going to be more rather than me being out of the house at work. yesterday, the government said those who worked for businesses forced to shut due to new coronavirus restrictions will get two thirds of their wages paid for by the government. but this afternoon, four labour mayors in the north of england said that wasn't good enough because... to say to us on a friday evening that it's non—negotiable, that some of our lowest paid workers
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will be pushed into hardship. it's non—negotiable that they'll be in debt as they're going into christmas. well, i'm sorry, but i'm not accepting a statement of that kind. when the state says, you know, "you may not go to work, you may not trade," then people should be getting 100% compensation. being paid two thirds of your wages, especially if you're on minimum wage, is not acceptable. the mayors of the sheffield and liverpool city regions made a similar argument, and they're not alone. today, almost 30 conservative mps from the north of england have set up a new group to press their case. the government has to continue to back business until the end of this pandemic, however that may look. because if we don't do that, frankly, all the money we've spent already has been wasted. but levels of the virus vary widely. this is belford in northumberland where the proportion of people
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testing positive is below average for england, but like much of the north—east of england, people are living under tighter restrictions than many. what we have now we think is about right. we think it's working. i think to bring in anything more in some areas of the county would be wrong and it would not be adhered to. back in manchester, conversation about the pandemic and any coming restrictions is never far away... there doesn't seem to be any basis for it. we don't know what the government is asking us to do and we don't know why it's happening. it's a bit of a mistake, personally, i think, to close the pubs. the people who aren't following the rules are going to continue not following the rules. i think the government, to be honest, have done quite enough to help people out, because no matter what people do it's never good enough. questions about health, the economy, accountability and blame are everywhere, and uncertainty stalks the future. chris is here. how has the government responded to these criticisms from local leaders — and do we know any more
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about the new restrictions? the government says its priority throughout the crisis has been to protect jobs, throughout the crisis has been to protectjobs, and throughout the crisis has been to protect jobs, and they throughout the crisis has been to protectjobs, and they say throughout the crisis has been to protect jobs, and they say they are providing unprecedented levels of support and they say it is generous when compared to similar european economies. the key question now is, what other restrictions going to be an where are they going to be imposed? —— and. we are getting a sense of how it will pan out and it looks like the rules in greater manchester will be a bit looser compared to those on merseyside but we will get the details from the prime minister when he addresses the house of commons on monday. there are ongoing because between regional leaders and the government trying to reach conclusions. tonight in an opinion poll suggests that people in britain are strongly in favour of stricter measures where necessary to control the spread of the virus and when you look back at polling throughout the pandemic, the proportion who are in favour of
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stricter measures is marginally higher than at any point since may. so this is government and us as individuals, as we wrestle with these trade—offs of lives, liberties and livelihoods. chris, thanks for joining us. there has been another rise in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus. in the last 2a hours 15,166 new infections have been recorded. the government also reported 81 deaths — that's people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—i9 test. this takes the total number of deaths so far across the uk to a2,760. coronavirus cases are continuing to rise in many european countries. continuing to rise in many france has seen a jump to more than 26,000 cases in a day for the first time since the start of the pandemic. it brings the total number of cases in france to over 718,000 since the start of the year. president trump has addressed
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supporters from the white house balcony in his first public event since being treated for coronavirus, saying he was "feeling great". the event was not officially a presidential campaign event, although mr trump spoke of many of his key themes. and he accused his democratic rival joe biden of wanting to turn the us into a socialist nation. a fragile ceasefire has begun between armenia and azerbaijan over the disputed territory of nagorno—karabakh after nearly two weeks of fighting, in which hundreds have been killed. nagorno—karabakh is internationally recognised as part of azerbaijan, but it's populated and governed by ethnic armenians, who broke away from azerbaijan in the 1990s. our international correspondent orla guerin sent this report from the azeri city of naftalan, near the front line. distant explosions the countdown to the ceasefire. shelling till the last minute.
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both sides have been hit hard in the past two weeks but here in azerbaijan many don't welcome the truce. like this man, who has been fighting on the front line. he can't bear to enter his house but wants us to show what happened inside. well, this was a busy family home. on the table there is still a pair of glasses and the accordion and the clock is still ticking. over here on the counter, the dishes are still out. the attack happened in the evening. maybe the family was preparing a meal. but five lives were lost here in an instant. now missing from this group, his parents, his wife, his niece, and his son. his son was the accordion player and a keen footballer. translation: they were innocent.
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they had nothing to do with this. i'm serving in the military, and it would have been fine if they'd killed me, but not them. he believes ethnic armenian forces will use the truce to regroup. translation: they will take advantage of the ceasefire to get more weapons and power and they will cause the same sorrow to our people again. sirens but the sorrow, destruction and death are mirrored across the front line. this was the scene in nagorno—karabakh just before the ceasefire. for ethnic armenians here, azerbaijan is the enemy. we don't trust them, says this man. "they will shoot again, so we are on oui’ guard "and we are not afraid of them." generations have been blighted by this conflict.
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the folk memory on both sides is of hate and mistrust, a hard backdrop for a ceasefire. orla guerin, bbc news, azerbaijan. volunteers and front—line workers who have helped their communities during the pandemic have dominated the queen's birthday honours. the england footballer marcus rashford, and the fitness coachjoe wicks were also recognised for their efforts. the list, usually published injune, was delayed — so that people who'd made a significant contribution during the early months of the pandemic could be included. here's anna collinson. whether you're on the sofa, a kid, teenager, adult... at a time when many felt isolated in their homes, they kept us company and kept us fit. it's about feeling good. joe wicks and mr motivator are both appointed mbes for their live workouts during covid—19. footballer marcus rashford successfully camapigned for more
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than a million pupils to receive free school meals over the summer. he becomes an mbe for services to vulnerable children. obviously, i feel honoured to have that title. it's a nice moment for me personally. what i'd like to do now that i'm in this position is just speak directly to the prime minister and really ask for the vouchers to be extended at least until october half—term because i think that's what the families need. there are nearly 1,500 honours including six sage members who provided scientific advice to the government, but it's front line workers and volunteers who dominate. unsung heroes like laura winningham obe, whose charity has provided nearly 4 million free meals to those in need since the start of lockdown. we were delivering to homeless shelters, homes forwomen fleeing domestic violence, homes with refugees, people that were destitute with absolutely no access to public
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funds or food. people were literally starving. 41 nurses and midwives are on the list, including felicia kwaku obe. a mentorfor many, she has supported thousands of nurses from black, asian and minority ethnic group backgrounds who are particularly at risk from the virus. i clicked open the e—mail and there is a letter that says that you have been awarded an honours, and i didn't scream, i have to say i'm still a bit in shock now. it's an absolute honour and a privilege to be a nurse and i'm standing on the shoulders of giants. fundraiser 100—year—old dabirul islam chowdhury obe has walked hundreds of laps of his garden every day during the crisis, even during ramadan when he was fasting. who inspired you to do this challenge? tom moore.
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he was walking and to my son, i said, "i can walk as well." like captain sir tom moore, mr chowdhury has raised money for charity and like sir tom it has been recognised by the queen. with no immediate sign of an end to the pandemic, this list is just the start of honouring our covid heroes. anna collinson, bbc news. with all the sport now, here's lizzie greenwood hughes at the bbc sport centre. good evening. tennis history was made in paris today when a teenager, ranked 54th in the world, became the youngest woman to win the french open. poland's iga swiatek comfortably beat the grand slam winner sofia kenin in straight sets — as adam wild reports. the paris autumn sunshine, a fitting backdrop for tennis‘ freshest, brightest talent.
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this is iga schwiatek, unseeded, a teenager. herjourney to this french open final as unexpected as it has been dazzling. but even withjust 1,000 watching on, such occasions bring a unique pressure. how would she cope? well, that's how. schwiatek fearless, unfazed. her opponent sofia kenin, only a little older but already a grand slam champion, still unable to stop schwiatek taking the first set. from there she just got better and better. how do you stop her? well, kenin had no answer as schwiatek stormed her way to become french open champion, surprising everyone, including it seems herself. iga schwiatek! tennis loves a superstar. the sport today in paris may have just found its latest. adam wild, bbc news. there was more british success for alfie hewitt in the wheelchair events at roland garros. he added the men's singles crown to the doubles he won yesterday. it's hewett‘s second french open title and his
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13th career grand slam. exeter are still on course for a domestic and european double after reaching rugby union's premiership play—off final. they thumped bath 35—6 at home — scoring five tries — to reach the season finale for the fifth successive year. and wasps will be their opponents at twickenham in a fortnight‘s time, in a repeat of the 2017 final — which exeter won. but wasps are in brilliant form at the moment, comfortably seeing off bristol today — 47-24. alex dowsett has won the eighth stage of cycling's giro d'italia. the british time—trial specialist finished more than a minute quicker than his rivals. portugal'sjoao almeida still leads overall, but britain's simon yates has been forced to withdraw after testing positive for coronavirus. lewis hamilton will match michael schumacher‘s record of 91 formula one victories if he wins germany's ‘eifel‘ grand prix tomorrow.
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but he'll have to get past his mercedes team—mate valterri bottas, who beat him to pole postition. bottas qualified a quarter of a second quicker around the nurburgring. championship leader hamilton will start from second on the grid. tyrell hatton is leading golf‘s pga championship at wentworth going into the final round. hatton, who grew up nearby and watched the tournament as a child, is on 1a under par, three ahead of his nearest rivals. but the shot of the day went to fellow englishmanjordan smith who hit a hole—in—one on the par—3, second. there are more details from wentworth on the bbc sport website, as well as news from the women's pga in philadephia. but from that's it from me. and that's all from me. goodnight.
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hello and welcome to a look at weather for the week ahead. whilst last week we had
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temperatures a little bit above where they should be for october, it turned much chillier through friday. that continued on saturday well into sunday and temperatures will generally stay a little bit below par for much of the coming week as well. now, there will be a chilly start, perhaps a touch of frost in the glens of scotland first thing sunday, but far fewer showers, the winds will be using away from the east coast, where they are still going to bring showers into eastern scotland and eastern england. yes, the odd one out in the morning, but they did tend to dampen down in the afternoon with high pressure building and the temperatures will respond to a little bit more sunshine and slightly lighter winds. i think it will feel less cold. however, it will potentially in southern and eastern areas on sunday night with a touch of mist and fog here and there, but already we have got the next area of rain coming in. that brief respite from the stronger winds and the showers only for 2h hours, because we have got the next atlantic low moving in for monday, to bring all parts some rain. probably about 10—15 millimetres of rain for most and the high pressure is building behind
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it once again. but nevertheless as you can see, quite a wet start to the day. that rain clearing from northern ireland and western fringes with showers following and quite a wet end to the day further east. therefore, not especially warm temperatures. around about average, perhaps a tad below for a time of year, given that rain as well. that rain develops into an area of low pressure, sits in the north sea and hangs around during the course of tuesday. you can see behind it, you have got high pressure starting to build in, but i think for many, we have got those weather systems or weather fronts meandering around that area of low pressure, so for particularly england and wales, it looks unsettled with some heavier bursts of rain in there. there will be some showery bursts further north. a lot of cloud, but a little bit drier for the north of scotland and for northern ireland, and still temperatures to stay between ten and 12 degrees. that is still with us as we go into wednesday, because we have got that keen easterly coming in and circulating around that area of low pressure. it is just starting to pull away and high pressure is starting to build in from the north, so some chilly starts across
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scotland and northern ireland, some patchy mist and fog, but a lot of dry, unsettled weather wednesday. whilst with that north—easterly, showers into many central and eastern areas during the day. but where we see the sunshine and have the lighter winds further north, it will feel pleasant enough. that trend continues on thursday, that weather system starting to pull out of the way. the high pressure to the north starting to build southwards, starting to influence the weather in more areas to be dry. however, we have still got that north—easterly, we have still got that chance with the low pressure and weather front close by, in southern and eastern areas still of some rain here and some showers as you can see on a weekly weather front towards the north. temperatures very similar, in the range of ten — 13 celsius. fairly static through the week, of course we will have some chilly nights. the reason for that static weather picture is that the jet stream is quite weak to the west and south of us. and that means we have got high pressure. however, high pressure does establish itself for a time but then we are watching an area of low pressure, so jet streams start to strengthen, start to wind itself up
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and influence southern and western parts of the uk. so, there is still a lot of dry weather in the forecast for the second half of the week in particular, and further north for much of the week, but then there is a question mark as we head towards the latter part of the week and into the following weekend about that deepening area of low pressure. so please stay tuned. bye— bye. this is bbc news
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with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment but first the headlines. mayors in the north of england say the chancellor's coronavirus financial help package doesn't go far enough, and call for additional support. boris johnson will announce new measures on monday to tackle coronavirus in england with some areas of the north warned they are likely to face tougher restrictions. wearing a face mask in all work places and outdoors should be compulsory, says the british medical association. president trump says he's feeling great, as he makes his first public appearance following treatment for coronavirus — although aides are yet to confirm whether he's still contagious. recognition for the uk's un—sung heroes of the pandemic as hundreds of key workers and volunteers are recognised in the delayed queen's birthday honours.


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