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and then he'd squish your hands together to fire the mustard onto the ceiling. it went all over the ceiling. he used to get in a lot of trouble from my grandmother for covering most of the places we had lunch and things in with mustard on the ceiling. i actually think the marks are still there. yeah, i think so. you know, he enjoyed those jokes. he enjoyed messing around with the children and kind of being a grandfather. the duke of edinburgh, fondly remembered by his family. nicholas witchell, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich. high, ben. good afternoon. september is racing by, the nights drawing in and in certain ways it is beginning to look like autumn. not feeling like it for many of us. still warmth in the forecast for the next few days, particularly across the southern half of the uk, where it
stays mostly dry. further north, rain in the forecast. not raining all the time. it will be windy and briefly little cooler and certainly quite a great story early on for our weather watcher in shetland and quite windy. you can see all of this cloud piling on from the west. in most places it is just wispy high cloud turning the sunshine a little hazy. we will see plenty of that hazy. we will see plenty of that hazy sunshine across england, wales and eastern scotland this afternoon. northern ireland and west of scotland will see thicker cloud. odd spot of rain in the highlands and it will be windy in the far north as well. these are the steady wind speeds, the average wind speeds. gusts could touch 50 miles an hour in places but to the east of high ground in shelter 20, 201 in places but to the east of high ground in shelter 20, 20 i degrees, and similar temperatures across a good part of england and wales. through this evening and tonight, the cloud will continue to filter and across scotland, northern ireland, perhaps into north—west england. the odd spot of drizzle and persistent rain into the far north—west where it will stay windy but further south with clear skies it is turning into quite a chilly night. a hint of something autumnal.
seven, eight, 9 degrees. could be the odd nest patch first thing but for england and wales again tomorrow we should see some spells of sunshine and perhaps a bit more cloud than today. the odd bit of drizzle in north—west england. for scotland and northern ireland this band of rain will be thinking southwards, brighter skies in the far north. still quite blustery and turning quite a lot cooler in the far north of scotland. as we move out of wednesday into thursday, this weather front will weaken as it thinks southwards but this is quite an active frontal system moving close to northern scotland, bringing a spell of strong winds and rain, and briefly this time of quite cold air working on across the far north, so some cloud and patchy rain across northern areas. further south, some spells of sunshine, but while temperatures in the south will again get 21 or 22 degrees, further north just 14 in aberdeen and just ten there in lerwick. certainly feeling like autumn. however, that brief
speu like autumn. however, that brief spell of rather chilly weather won't last long. as we head into the weekend, the winds will start to come up from the south and that should bring something a little warmer again for all of us sub temperatures back into the high teens or low 20s, dry weather and a little rain around. then, thank you very much indeed. a reminder of our top story this lunchtime... a warning that shoppers could face shortages of some foods within days, because of the crisis in carbon dioxide supplies. the government needs to solve this in the next few days. it is that urgent, to avoid significant disruption in our stores. that's all from the bbc _ disruption in our stores. that's all from the bbc news _ disruption in our stores. that's all from the bbc news that _ disruption in our stores. that's all from the bbc news that one. - disruption in our stores. that's all from the bbc news that one. it's| from the bbc news that one. it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one now we canjoin the bbc goodbye from me, and on bbc one now we can join the bbc news teams wherever you are. have a very good afternoon. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news.
eddiejones says the door isn't closed but has challenged some of his more experienced players to up their game if they're to be a part of the rugby world cup in 2 years time. the england head coach has left out some key players from the as—man training squad named today. billy and mako vunipola, jamie george, george ford have all been excluded. the 22—year—old marcus smith who made his england debut over the summer and was called up by the lions, is expected to get a run at fly—half. there are eight uncapped players called up for the camp which serves as preparation ahead of the november tests against tonga, australia and south africa. it is two years before the world cup, we are now selecting for the world cup in mind. some of the experienced players we have left out. it is time to refocus and refresh and get ready for a challenge to get a spot. cricket, the series between england and
new zealand women continues. the 3rd one—dayer is underway at leicester's grace road. the white ferns won the toss and they have put england into bat. england not batting well at all. tammy beaumont and lauren winfield—hill went cheaplyboth lbw to lea tahuhu. katherine brunt is back in the side for nat sciver. england are 2 up in the five match series so can clinch it with victory in leicester. the four home nations are back in qualifying action for the 2023 women's world cup later. all four won their first matches last week, scotland's women started their campaign with victory against hungary in budapest. the match in glasgow against the faroe islands will be a historic occasion, the first time the scots have played a world cup qualifier at hampden park. every home game, it is a huge boost,
notiust_ every home game, it is a huge boost, notiust for— every home game, it is a huge boost, notjust for us. it is every home game, it is a huge boost, not just for us. it is a every home game, it is a huge boost, notjust for us. it is a great day for friends _ notjust for us. it is a great day for friends and family who want to come _ for friends and family who want to come. yeah, just really happy that they have — come. yeah, just really happy that they have made that decision at the scottish_ they have made that decision at the scottish fa. england are top of their group after their opening 8—nil win over north macedonia. leah williamson will continue to skipper the side in the absence of the injured steph houghton. they face luxembourg away and it should be another one—sided victory. there are still things that you cannot squeeze out of these games still learn. you will be coming off and you have not won your... you're not doing the right things. it catches up and it is important that we do it now so we play better opposition. by all means these games are still hard because you have got to stay focused and switched on. nortrhern ireland are also in england's group and after beating luxembourg a—nil last week
are expected to make some changes against latvia with some of the younger squad members getting a run—out. they'll be playing at windsor park for the first time in nine years. wales are also on the road, they're in estonia following their 6—nil win over kazakhstan in llanelli on friday night. the wales boss gemma grainger has done her homework on the opposition by watching wales men draw 0—0 against estonia a few weeks ago. she says says the estonian women's team play with a similar formation andy murray has criticised former british tennis players for what he calls "wading in" during his career — and says he'll make sure he avoids doing the same to emma raducanu. murray said he "never really liked it" when former pros jumped in with advice or opinions after every win or loss. 18—year—old raducanu won the us open title on only her second grand slam appearance earlier this month — but murray says if she does ever want to talk, he will always be there on the end of the phone. that's all the sport for now.
you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. you can keep across that women's cricket match in leicester. england stilljust cricket match in leicester. england still just three down. cricket match in leicester. england stilljust three down. i will have an update on that and the rest of the sport later. let's go to the house of commons now, the home secretary priti patel is speaking about how a third russian spy now faces charges of attempted murder over the salisbury novichok poisonings. with permission, i would like to make a statement. 0n the announcement today by counterterrorism policing that the crown prosecution service is authorised charges against a third
individual in relation to the 2018 salisbury attack. an appalling event that shook the entire country and united are allies and condemnation. i would like to thank the opposition for their courtesy and support in allowing some of the parliamentary time to be used for the statement and the house will understand that this is an ongoing investigation. so we are limited in terms of what can be said about these three individuals. in march 2018, saga scrip pal and his daughter were poisoned with a military grade nerve agent. 0ther poisoned with a military grade nerve agent. other type developed by russia commonly known as an object. two police officers from wiltshire police involved in search the vector�*s homes were poisoned with the same agent. injuly 20 in a further two members of the public were found unwell in aylesbury. both of them who had been exposed another job. and tragically one of them
died. that was dawn sturgess. an inquest into her death is ongoing. i know that the thoughts of the whole house will be whether love ones of dawn today. mr speaker, this house has profound differences with russia. i annex in crimea in 2014, igniting the flames of conflict in eastern ukraine threatening western democracies, including by interfering in their elections, russia has challenged the fundamental basis of international order. although attacks like this are uncommon, it is not the first time that russia has committed a brazen attack in the uk. today the european court of human rights has ruled that russia was responsible for the assassination of alex —— alexander litvinenko. it supports the findings of the independent enquiry. however, as the then
government made clear in 2018 and i reiterate today, we will not tolerate such malign activity here in the uk. the united kingdom under successive governments has responded with strength and determination. as my right honourable friend announced in 2018, 250 detectives were involved in the salisbury murder investigation, working around the clock to discover who was responsible. 0n the 5th of september 2018, the independent director of public prosecutions announced there was sufficient evidence to bring charges against two russian nationals for conspiracy to murder mr scripal. causing grievous bodily harm with intent to miss three and nick bailey and possession and use of a chemical weapon contrary to the
chemical weapons act 1996. two russian nationals were alexander petrov and... the police believed to —— make that these releases. the two men were members of the russian military intelligence service, the gr youth. the operation was almost certainly approved outside the gr you at a senior level of the russian state. i want to recognise mr speaker of the exemplary work of our emergency services, our intelligence agencies, armed forces and law enforcement staff who led the initial response to this attack. we will not let this go. as deputy assistant commissioner deane hayden has said, this investigation has
been extraordinary complex in our country is fortunate that so many brave people do such outstanding work to keep us safe. as a result of these efforts, the police can no evidence that alexander petrov and the other man are aliases, and that both are members of the gru. there is now a third individual and they have identified that he entered the uk on a flight from moscow to heathrow and stayed in central london between the second 4th of march 2018, before returning to moscow. while in the uk, he met with petrov and the other man on more than one occasion in central london. the investigation has identified an
established that he is indeed dennis are gay and also a member of the gru and that all three individuals previously worked together for the gru as part of additional operations outside of russia. all three men are now wanted by uk police arrest warrants are in place for all three, the police have applied for an interpol notice wearing those already in place against the other two suspects, russia has repeatedly refused to allow its nationals to stand trial overseas. this was also the case following the murder of mr litvinenko. this has only added to the heartache of those hurt by these attacks and mr speaker inevitably further damaged relations with russia. as was made clear in 2018, should any of these individuals ever
travel outside of russia, we will work with our international partners and take every possible step to detain them and extradite them to face justice. detain them and extradite them to facejustice. after the detain them and extradite them to face justice. after the attack in salisbury, my right honourable friends and members of maidenhead and uxbridge in south rice lake put in place the toughest measures the uk has levied against any other state for more than 30 years, comprising of diplomatic, legislative and economic measures. we will continue to take robust steps to counter the threat posed by the russian state. and in 2018, 23 undeclared russian intelligence officers were expelled from the uk in solidarity 28 other countries and nato joined in solidarity 28 other countries and natojoined us, resulting in the largest collective expulsion ever of over 150 russian intelligence officers. this fundamentally degraded russian intelligence capability for years to come. the
government will continue to provide the security services and law enforcement agencies with all the additional tools they need to deal with the full range of state threats which continue to evolve. in direct response to the salisbury attack, we introduced new powers to enable the police to stop, question, search and detain individuals at the uk border to determine whether they are a spy or otherwise involved in hostile activity. these vital powers are already helping the security services and law enforcement agencies to protect the uk from very real and serious threats posed by states who seek to undermine and destabilise our country. injuly 2020, we published a full and comprehensive response to partners and intelligence committees, the russian report. this address point by point all the key themes and recommendations raised by the committee. but we are going even further and have committed to
introducing new legislation to counter state threats to protect the united kingdom. earlierthis summer we held a public consultation with government proposals to improve our ability to detect, respond to and prevent state threats, keep our citizens safe and protect sensitive data and intellectual property. responses to that consultation are currently being considered and we will return with comprehensive legislation. another crucial strand of combating this work is combating illicit finance, squeezing out the dirty money and money launderers out of the uk to secure our global prosperity is our priority. we are the forefront of the international fight against illicit finance, combating the threat from source to destination. we have introduced a new global human rights sanctions regime and global anti—corruption site and is regime. the national crime agency continues brings the
law enforcement to bear against serious criminals, corrupting leads and their assets, in pleading checks on flights and free travel. in september 2020, working in tandem with the eu we are sanctions against the russian intelligence service and cyber attacks against the uk and her allies. we have also taken robust action in response to the poisoning and attempted murder of alexei navalny, enforcing as it freezes and travel bans against 13 individuals and a russian research institute involved in the case. the government will continue to respond extremely robustly to the enduring and significant threat from the russian state. we continue to make huge straits to counter this threat and increase the resilience and that of
her allies to russian malign activity. mr speaker, we respect the people of russia but we will do whatever it takes, everything it will take to keep our country safe. we will work actively to deter, defend against the full spectrum of threats emanating from russia until relations with its government improves. i would like to end by paying tribute to the resilience of the people of salisbury, who suffered a sickening and despicable act in their community. and to the people of amesbury who lost one of their own in the most dreadful of circumstances. 0ur government will be relentless in our pursuit of justice for the victims of these attacks and continue to do whatever is necessary to keep our people safe. . , is necessary to keep our people safe. ., , ., ,, . ., , safe. that is the home secretary in the commons _ safe. that is the home secretary in the commons in _ safe. that is the home secretary in the commons in the _ safe. that is the home secretary in the commons in the last _ safe. that is the home secretary in
the commons in the last error. - now it's time for across the uk. conservationists on the east coast say they re extremely concerned by the deaths of hundreds of seabirds in recent days. the cause is unknown but is being investigated. dead birds, including guillemots and razorbills, were first spotted in scotland but have been now been seen at bempton on the east yorkshire coast. 0ur environment correspondent, paul murphy reports. every new tide brings without further evidence that our seabirds are suffering. dead gannets, guillemots and razorbills are being found on beaches from northern scotland, down to the wash. we are already in a nature and climate crisis... the yorkshire coastline is home to half a million birds and in recent days some of these have also started to die. we are monitoring seabird
populations here at bempton, and to have this kind of huge scale death of seabirds we're unsure with how they're going to them in the future. with already declining populations, to see this mass death is really, really devastating. some birds are changing their behaviour coming inland into rivers. those that are found dead are emaciated, half the weight they should be. the investigation into why this is happening is complex because these birds are already being impacted by climate change and industrial activity out at sea. but the strongest line of enquiry so far is that some sort of toxin is infecting the fish that they're eating. they are diving of starvation it seems and know what were trying to find out is what is causing them to starve.
the toxins are produced by algae or plankton and when those get at high concentrations, you can get sufficient quantities of toxins produced by these algae into the marine environment, and that can work its way up the food chain. at least 2,000 seabirds are thought to have died along the uk's east coast in recent weeks. even today, we have had at least at least four razorbills seen, just off the coast here, certainly dead beneath the cliffs and ones that are acting strangely as well. so whether or not they make it, well for the rest of the day, who knows. birds are often a barometer of the health of the seas. the unprecedented scale of this ongoing incident will be seen as yet another warning that our climate is changing more quickly than wildlife can adapt. paul murphy, bbc news, on the east yorkshire coast. with around half of patients in intensive care in west wales being treated for covid, a leading consultant there says staff are under as much pressure — if not more — than at any point
health ccorrespondent 0wain clarke reports. make deep breaths and your please. i now through your nose. 0k? learning how to breathe again. this is what the third covered wave looks like an intensive care hospital. west wales and parts of mid wales escaped the worst of the first and second waves, the area's lead critical care doctor says the pressure now as is intense as ever.
across our health board, we are have funding for 22 critical care beds and 11 patients are now covid positive patients and being treated for covid. so it's probably more than what we had throughout the period when it was difficult, you know, in the first two waves. it's probably the same or sometimes even a little bit higher. as covid cases have surged locally, the health board has had to close wards that some hospitals and suspend some surgery to cope. high vaccination rates to help but according to doctor martin, the situation is made even more difficult due to the large number of patients flooding in seriously ill with other conditions. what we are seeing on the other side for the non—covid patients is patients that have not been diagnosed with cancer, where we diagnose cancer in intensive care. because they come in very unwell and then we find out well actually it's cancer, which never used to happen in that way. as a result, he says staff are dreading what the winter might be like. we were always dreading the winters, you know, going into this and this hasn't changed. so it is going to come back. do you dread the winter this year? pretty much, yeah. can you give us a message then to the people listening and watching to this. if you can reduce the spread of covid and we can do other things
that would help us immensely. and that appeal is even more urgent due to staff shortages. after the first two covid waves, a lot of doctors and nurses are trying to get out of intensive care. so they simply don't want to do it any more, they are burnt out, it has been emotionally draining. we have veryjunior nursing staff now on itu because a lot of the senior staff have left to do something else. so that is, at the moment, one of the most difficult aspects of the work. it's these often exhausted staff 18 months into the pandemic that are working day and night to give the sickest patients the best chance of pulling through. sadly, they are not always successful. it's a stark reminder of the continuing threat of covid. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. good afternoon. the days of september
are passing by. the nights are drawing in. in certain ways, it is feeling a bit autumnal. but as far as the weather goes, there is still some warmth in the forecast for the next few days, especially across the south of the uk. further north, a little bit of rain, not an awful lot, but it will be windy and briefly a bit cooler. 0n the earlier satellite picture, you can see a lot of cloud piling in from the west, but much of this is just wispy, high cloud turning the sunshine quite hazy through the rest of the day. northern ireland and western scotland will see thicker cloud. the odd spot of rain in the western highlands. pretty windy in the far north as well. those are the steady wind speeds, the average wind speeds. the gusts could get to around 50 mph in exposed places in the far north. but temperatures in eastern scotland, up to 21 or 22 celsius. similar values in parts of wales, central and southern england. through this evening and tonight, we will keep this cloud filtering in across parts of scotland, northern ireland, some rain into the far north—west, stays windy here as well. but further south, where we keep clear skies, it will actually be
quite a chilly night with lows of seven, eight or nine celsius, and just the odd mist patch to take us into tomorrow morning. for england and wales tomorrow, we can expect some sunny spells, but a bit more cloud than we have had today, and the odd spot of drizzle for north west england. quite windy for north east england, and certainly quite a blustery day for northern ireland and scotland where we will have this band of cloud and patchy rain sinking southwards. brighter skies and a few showers into the far north where it will be turning quite a lot cooler. further south, highs of 22 celsius. through wednesday night into thursday, this first frontal system sinks southwards and weakens. not much more than a band of cloud, but we will see an area of low pressure, a frontal system passing close to the north of scotland, some rain, some brisk winds, and briefly this tongue of cold air working in across the far north. so we will keep cloud and some patchy rain across the northern half of the uk on thursday. further south, some spells of sunshine, but whereas we will see temperatures of 22 celsius in london, 21 in norwich, aberdeen will only get to 14, and in lerwick, a high ofjust 11
celsius. but that brief chilly spell will not last long, because as we head into the weekend, the winds will start to come up from the south, and that will feed some warmer air across pretty much all parts of the uk. a lot of dry weather, just the odd spot of rain at times, but temperatures in the high teens or low 20s.
this is bbc news. the headlines. the prime minister moves to reassure shoppers after warnings they could face shortages of some foods within days, because of the drop in carbon dioxide supplies linked to the gas supply crisis. 0bviously we're talking to the energy companies, doing what we can to keep prices low, keep the — and to make sure that the supermarket shelves aren't empty. ahead of borisjohnson�*s meeting with president biden later, the prime minister says relations with the us are the best they've been for a very long time. a third man faces charges over the salisbury poisonings: the home secretary pledges �*robust action�* against the russian intelligence hit squad that tried to kill sergei skripal and his daughter.
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