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time for a look at the weather — here's nick miller. very mild for the rest of the week the big differences in rain amounts, some will have several days of rain, other areas will stay largely try and see occasional sunshine. there is an area of low pressure to the west which will set a weather front across parts of scotland, northern ireland, north—west england and wales for several days, rain totals mounting, wearable central and eastern england stays mainly dry. with the wind from this direction, all temperatures well above the seasonal average. plenty of cloud, some hazy brightness in east anglia and south—east england, a field sunny spells, generally across western areas and patchy rain and drizzle, wettest and windiest in north—west scotland, temperatures, regardless of weather you are seeing hazy sunshine or in the rain, above average. overnight the rain goes
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south across scotland through northern ireland into north—west england, turning wetterfor northern ireland into north—west england, turning wetter for cumbria, the lake district, largely dry weather outside of that, temperatures closer to f norton above we might expect white day at this time of year, so a very mild start tomorrow —— temperatures closer to f norton above —— if not above what we might expect to see. the rainbow continue to full across southern, especially south—west scotland, eastern areas of northern ireland, cumbria and the lake district. there will be patchy rain in wales, it may turn wetter towards the north—west as the day goes on but many other areas staying largely dry. gale is a ransom irish sea coasts, temperatures 18 or even 19 degrees, you could cease and hazy brightness —— gales around some irish sea coast. the rain is in the same area overnight into thursday,
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rain totals mounting up, by the time it is done in cumbria, the lake district and parts of wales, 100 to 200 millimetres of rain. thursday is very mild but trainee. by friday the weather system will begin to slide away eastwards, bringing rain to the areas which have been largely dry in the week, low pressure is close by into the weekend. if you are looking at your location in the app or online, the symbols might change, lots of uncertainty about the exact detail for the weekend, but low pressure is close by, making it unsettled, rain or showers at times and turning cooler, a trend that continues into next week. thank you, nick miller- — a reminder of our top story...
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hello, i'mjane dougall with your latest sports news. "a man with great moral compass." just one of the many tributes to walter smith, the former scotland, rangers and everton manager who's died at the age of 73. smith won 21 trophies over two spells at ibrox, making him the second most successful rangers manager ever. his last title win was in his second spell in 2011. he also had four years at everton and two as scotland manager, before going back to rangers. his death comes in the same year rangers won their first top—flight title since smith's final season. our scotland sports correspondent chris mclaughlin has been gageing reaction to his death.
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he was genuinely a giant figure in scottish football. we're already seeing tributes pouring in from across the game, from the first minister, nicola sturgeon, describing him as a fantastic ambassador, a giant of scottish football. and he really was. he also was a man who crossed the footballing divide here in glasgow. he was a great friend of the former celtic manager tommy burns. in fact, he was a pallbearer at tommy burns' funeral when he died. he was respected across football, notjust in scotland, you mentioned his time at everton as well. he was respected across the uk in terms of football and beyond as well. as you can imagine many of walter smith's former players and fellow managers have been paying tribute to him on social media. sir kenny dalglish has said,
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"marina and my heartfelt sympathies are with walters wife ethel & his boys. though we were on opposing sides on the pitch, he was a real footballing friend off of it. he was respected by all and one of the few able to transcend rivalries. today we have lost a truly great man. rip." scotland captain andy robertson has tweeted... current rangers manager, steven gerrard said... and a short while ago, sir alex ferguson, who worked with walter smith at scotland and at manchester united,
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has released a statement. the former south africa captain quinton de kock has pulled out of the world t20 match against west indies after choosing not to take a knee with the rest of the team. cricket south africa say they've "noted" his decision. the governing body had told the south african team to take a knee in the match, the first time all 11 players have done so together, but de kock withdrew from selection. in the game itself evin lewis got west indies off to a strong start. he smashed a 50, but once he was out south africa regained control and they only need 143
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runs to win. but south africa have lost a wicket early on. captain temba bavuma run out forjust two by andre russell. so they are currently 60—1 in the 8th over. pakistan play new zealand in the late match. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. there's been a sharp rise in the number of police officers and staff in england and wales accused of abusing their positions for sexual purposes. the police watchdog, the independent office for police conduct investigated 70 people last year. in 2016, that figure was ten. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. the rape and murder of sarah everard
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by a serving constable has shone a light on the issue of police officers and staff who abuse their positions for sexual purposes. wayne couzens used his police warrant card to falsely arrest and kidnap sarah. in recent years, there's been a rise in police personnel facing allegations of abusing their roles for sexual gain. one woman, here played by an actor, told the bbc�*s newsnight how she reported to the police that someone was threatening to post explicit images of her on the internet. an officer made contact. i got a whatsapp message from him saying, "can you send the videos over here?" so i thought i was sending the videos and messages and everything to the police. in reality, the officer had closed the case and they were for his personal viewing. the officer was sacked from devon and cornwall police
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after a misconduct hearing. figures today from the police watchdog, the iopc, show that over the past three years in disciplinary hearings, 63 police personnel from forces across england and wales have been found guilty of abusing their positions for sexual purposes. 29 have been sacked and ten resigned prior to their hearings. six cases led to criminal conviction. the most serious we have, serious sexual offending and at the other end, we have behaviour such as unwanted contact, excessive messaging, that sort of thing. and what this tells us is that we are investigating it and bringing sanctions for that. the watchdog said the horrific actions of wayne couzens shows the policing must root out abusive behaviour. june kelley, bbc news. sue fish is the former chief constable of nottinghamshire police. she believes the current numbers
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are just the tip of the iceberg. there is a horrific number of women who are contacting me to say this is their experience of both serving officers now and, indeed, former officers. those that left the service because they couldn't cope with how they were isolated, alienated, and marginalised, because they complained about their colleagues. so... but the serving officers are saying it's just, nothing has changed. ranks are being closed against them. the complaints are not being investigated properly. they're being told, you know, "he's such a charming chap, "he's a great police officer, he couldn't possibly "have done that." in other words, "you're lying, we don't believe you." and whilst it's pleasing to hear some sanctions are happening, there are far too few. and from newsnight last night, it's something like 3% of officers are going to court. it doesn't say how many have actually been convicted. and it's of great concern, i think, that public confidence that officers who behave in these sorts of ways are not being rooted out and staying
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out of the police for ever. a man has pleaded guilty to stalking by sending intimidating comments to former bbc breakfast presenter louise minchin and her adult daughter on instagram. 44—year—old carl davies was due to stand trial, but changed his plea to guilty on both charges. the judge told the court the most likely sentence was one of immediate imprisonment. mr davies will be sentenced in december. it's been more than three months since the taliban took kabul, during which a mass release of prisoners took place across afghanistan. hundreds of female afghan judges remain in hiding, after fleeing from the very men
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they sent to prison for violent crimes against women. however, in the past few weeks, there has been hope, with the successful evacuation of 26 female judges to greece. the bbcs zarghuna kargar, who herself fled afghanistan during the first taliban takeover in the 1990s, went to meet them. for their security, all the names of thejudges have been changed. translation: it was the worst moment i of my life, when i looked at my kids . whilst leaving my country, i wondered whether i would ever get them out of afghanistan alive. under cover of darkness, nabila stepped onto a bus. she was once one of the most influential women of our country but now she was fleeing for her life. translation: it was so hard travelling at night by bus - through the desert, especially with small children.
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after weeks of living in fear, finally, along with 25 other prominent women, nabila and her young family safely arrived in greece. living in small apartments across the city, the greek authorities provide all these women with food and shelter. shukria is one of the most senior among the group. for her, she says, it's like history repeating. translation: this is the second time we have experienced - a taliban takeover. i was a judge when they first came to power. back then, first to be ousted from society were female judges. do you think the fight for equality for afghan women is over? translation: the women of afghanistan are not - the women of 20 years ago. those women who protested when the taliban first arrived, asking for their rights, asking for an education. today, every daughter of our country is on her feet. everyone i've met here reminds me of myself more than 20 years ago.
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how me and my family left afghanistan. but i see a clear difference among the older and the younger generation of women. the older one have seen taliban come and go before. but, for the younger one, it's still a shock and they seem more hopeless. nargis is one of the new generation of female judges. translation: there are two things which caused me the most pain. - one is the family i left behind. the other is women, - like me, who were working and girls who want to study. this bothers me the most. on the return of women to work and all girls to school, the taliban say they are working on a plan, but need time to ensure their security. however, the women here say they do not trust the taliban. translation: now, in afghanistan, i it would be impossible for women i to progress whilst the taliban are in powen _ and to hold on to all they've i
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achieved in the past 20 years. zarghuna kargar, bbc news, athens. the bbc has confirmed that the parents of the manchester bomber, salman abedi, are still living in the libyan capital, tripoli, where they are under surveillance by libyan authorities. both ramadan abedi and his wife samia are suspects in the case. they have not been charged with any offence. from tripoli, orla guerin reports. it seems far removed from the devastation and death at the manchester arena, but this neighbourhood on the outskirts of tripoli is linked to mass murder on british soil. hello? we've come to look for the bomber�*s parents, both suspects in the case. well, a neighbour hasjust confirmed to us that the abedi family is still using this house.
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he says they come and go, sometimes they stay for a few days, sometimes for a week. crucially, he says ramadan abedi and his wife samia, the parents of the manchester bomber, were here at the house just a few days ago. manchester police have questions for them, so does the counsel for the public inquiry in the uk. but the parents aren't talking. this was ramadan abedi two days after the bombing, denying any knowledge of the attack or any links to militant islamist groups. did he help radicalise his son, salman? m15 believe it's likely he did. ismail, bbc news. can i ask you a few questions, please, ismail? and what of his oldest son, ismail, seen here refusing to answer questions from the bbc last october? he left the uk last month. did he come to tripoli tojoin his family? we asked libya's foreign minister,
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who is british—born herself, if ismail abedi is in the country. i think there is collaboration between the general attorney office and some figures in england related to this, to this issue. i'm not sure where they are, if there is any positive outcomes. we are respecting the judicial system and we don't want to interfere in this, but also we are willing to collaborate from a political perspective if there is anything we can do from our side. and are you aware of any ongoing inquiries that britain has asked the libyan authorities to assist with, any other possible suspects, people who may have been involved and who are here in libya? not recently. the bomber�*s parents are keeping a low profile at locations in the city. a libyan security source told us there is no evidence against them, but he added, "we are watching the family constantly." orla guerin, bbc news, tripoli.
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the headlines on bbc news: the freeze on public sector wages is set to end, with the chancellor expected to confirm in tomorrow's budget that millions of workers will get a pay rise next spring the conservative mp and former cabinet minister owen paterson faces a potential 30—day suspension from parliament for breaching commons rules on lobbying — something he denies. the mother of two sisters who were murdered in london last year has dismissed an apology from the metropolitan police for the way it responded when they were reported missing. the rmt union has told bbc scotland it will call off a nationwide rail strike during cop26, if train staff are offered a one—year 4.9% pay rise. it also wants efficiency savings
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removed from the table. scotland's transport minister says he isn't optimistic the walk—out could be avoided and confirmed contingency plans were being organised. our reporter connor gillies is here now. this could cause really big disruption at a time when the eyes of the world are on glasgow for the cup 26 summit? of the world are on glasgow for the cup 26 summit?— of the world are on glasgow for the cup 26 summit? president biden and man world cup 26 summit? president biden and many world leaders _ cup 26 summit? president biden and many world leaders are _ cup 26 summit? president biden and many world leaders are due - cup 26 summit? president biden and many world leaders are due to - cup 26 summit? president biden and many world leaders are due to arrive | many world leaders are due to arrive in the coming days for those critical cop26 climate talks as you said. the eyes of the world very firmly fixed on this city. this comes at a time of real industrial troubles within scotland and specifically within scotland and specifically within glasgow. this strike we are talking about involves the rmt union, the biggest union, the biggest rail union north of the
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border. there is potentially significant disruption on the way. notjust for those significant disruption on the way. not just for those thousands significant disruption on the way. notjust for those thousands of delegates arriving into the city and the country, but of course for the travelling public. many commuters across the whole of scotland. this strike is set to go ahead for the full length of the cop26. scotrail has put forward an offer, a pay offer of 4.7% over two years along with a £300 payment for those workers who take part and operate during cop26. that's the offer on the table. three of the rail unions have accepted that offer but as i said, the rmt which has more than 2000 members north of the border, has firmly rejected that and been very public. it has been a public row in scotland over the last few
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weeks. the rmt is mainly made up of conductors and ticket examiners, crucial to the running of the rail service north of the border. the rmt has been saying all along its has been saying all along it's looking for a meaningful offer. they have not put a figure on exactly what they are looking for, but today, came this from the rmt. 4.7% over two years is not acceptable, more so when the rpi is sitting at 4.9% as we speak. so what we are actually saying is we want a pay increase in line with the retail price index. i don't think that's beinunrealistic. a one—year deal with efficiency savings removed, we could actually send to strike today. that's a very interesting new perspective from the rmt. the transport minister has been clear they are not optimistic that this
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strike action will be avoided and contingency plans are being drawn up as a result and it could mean having to train some stuff from back offices and from elsewhere across the train division in scotland into roles like staffing ticket barriers. it will be very interesting to see, given what the rmt is seeing today, exactly what happens is the eyes of the world fall on glasgow next week. a woman from lincolnshire has thanked the members of a local community facebook group who helped herfind her biological father after 58 years apart. julie lund from gainsborough grew up never knowing her real dad but now has been reunited with him at his home in dewsbury. hello, dad. hello, daughter. when i was around 12 years old and found out that my father wasn't actually my father, he was my adopted father. and the story came out about how i came into being.
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this is julie lund. she was born in 1962 and lives in lincolnshire. but for almost her entire life she's not known her biological father. over the past 58 years of her life, julie has always wanted to know more about her real dad, but didn't know where to start. as a child, i didn't really think much about this. i didn't question it. you just think, ok, that's why i look different from my sisters and brothers. due to family circumstances, she never knew much information about her real dad. so, after the passing of her mum and stepdad earlier this year, julie decided the time was right to try and find him. she started by asking people in a local dewsbury facebook group if they knew anything about her father. and, after numerous people online offered their help, brian was eventually found. it was very much like
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a miracle it happenned. i don't believe in miracles. we got one. just describe for me the moment you both met for the first time after 58 years. i was just amazed. it was like a piece of the jigsaw falling into place. julie took to social media to thank everyone for their help and hundreds of people congratulated them. without the people of dewsbury and the facebook group, this wouldn't have happened. a great big thank you. she means a heck of a lot to me. a heck of a lot. jacob tomlinson, bbc look north. next week, the world's leaders will gather at the cop26 global climate change conference in glasgow. it will be closely watched by environmetalist across the planet. one beekeeper from salford says older people are playing their part too. jack hobbs is campaining against farming pesticides that are lethal to bees and wants them banned. he's passing on his vital skills to seven—year—old elizabeth at the kersal vale allotments.
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bees are important because they help. because they help pollinate flowers. you comfy? i like them because i think that they are cute. personally, i am not really a honey man, lam more interested in the insect itself, of why it does it and how it does it. that is my big thing about bees. i was interested in bees, because i always saw jack doing the inspections and it looked really fun.
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an inspection is when you go and look at the bee colony and check if they are ok and if they have got enough food. and what the bees have done over the summer months, they've filled it for honey. working with jack is really fun, because he is funny. working with elizabeth is really fantastic. is actually fantastic. it is good to have some youth. i will not always be around forever, and we have got to look at youth to continue these practices. may we leave that on throughout the winter~ _ may we leave that on throughout the winter~ the _ may we leave that on throughout the winter. the bees will drop off, go upstairs. — winter. the bees will drop off, go upstairs, nibble some honey and go back _ upstairs, nibble some honey and go back if— upstairs, nibble some honey and go back. , ., ., , back. if you harm them they will stin: ou back. if you harm them they will sting you but — back. if you harm them they will sting you but if _ back. if you harm them they will sting you but if you _ back. if you harm them they will sting you but if you don't, - back. if you harm them they will sting you but if you don't, they l sting you but if you don't, they will not sting you.— sting you but if you don't, they will not sting you. bees are very important _ will not sting you. bees are very important if— will not sting you. bees are very important. if we _ will not sting you. bees are very important. if we did _ will not sting you. bees are very important. if we did not - will not sting you. bees are very important. if we did not have i will not sting you. bees are very i important. if we did not have bees, we would _ important. if we did not have bees, we would not be here. they pollinate flowers. _ we would not be here. they pollinate flowers, vegetables. this is a very important — flowers, vegetables. this is a very important little creature.
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that, to my eyes, is an excellent frame of honey. how did they put the wax in there? well, they get all their wax from the abdomen and they coat it over there. the biggest advantage of locally—grown food is that it cuts down on food miles. that is where the lorries are using the fuel polluting the atmosphere. i would say to these people at cop26, can you please address the situation with pesticides and insecticides? there is far too much being used. the effect it has on bees is that much is that they cannot find their way home. and of course, we just lose the insect population which is a tragedy. we have lovely bees. ifeel like i am kind of a bee with them. what you think about that? yummy honey! he chuckles.
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hello. all parts mild to very mild but big variations in the rain totals. wettest out there across north—west scotland, plenty of cloud and generally across the west, a little light rain or drizzle, especially to the hills. east, north—east, sunny spells coming through, temperatures above—average, that's where they will stay. when they are with gales in north—west scotland. overnight, the wind will push further south, pushing into north—west england, turning very wet in cumbria and the lake district. either side it will stay largely dry, breezy overnight temperatures close to if not above where we expect them to be by day at this time of year. tomorrow looks wet across parts of southern scotland,
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cumbria, the lake district, eastern districts turning wet. rain continues across some areas on through thursday. even into friday for a time, the risk of flooding and disruption increases.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: millions of workers will get an increase in their wages next year as the government ends its public sector pay freeze. but vat on household energy bills will not be cut in the chancellor's budget tomorrow, despite calls to help families struggling with soaring prices. iam in i am in bristol city centre speaking to businesses about how they fared during the pandemic and what they would like to see in tomorrow's budget. a fall in coronavirus cases, but the government says it's too early to draw conclusions. the metropolitan police apologises to the family of two murdered sisters for the way it responded when they were reported missing. the queen performs herfirst official engagements
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since going into hospital last week with virtual audiences


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