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tonight at ten... a deal is signed between ukraine and russia allowing the export of millions of tonnes of grain to resume. the wheat harvest has been blockaded in ukrainian ports since the russian invasion in february — the un says the deal must not fail. there is a moral obligation of all those involved in this process to make it a success. the world shortage of ukrainian grain since russia's invasion has left millions at risk of hunger. also on the programme... gridlocked traffic stretching for miles towards the port of dover this morning — causing major delays for one of the busiest holiday weekends. we've probably moved about a mile and half in four and a half hours now. it'sjust been nearly seven hours now and we are still not checked in.
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15—year—old sebastian kalinowski, who died after months of torture at the hands of his mother and her partner — they've been found guilty of his murder. steve bannon — the former unofficial aide to president trump — faces jail after being found guilty of contempt of congress. and what legacy did the london 2012 olympics leave — and what can they teach next week's commonwealth games in birmingham? and coming up on the bbc news channel: england thrash south africa by 118 runs to level the one—day series one all with a game to play. good evening. a deal to resume vital exports of grain from ukraine has been
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brokered by turkey and the un — whose secretary general says it's the most important agreement he's ever overseen. russia has been blockading ukraine's major ports along the black sea — like odesa — since it invaded. it means that currently some 20 million tonnes of grain are stuck in silos there. before the war, ukraine was one of the world's largest exporters of sunflower oil, maize and wheat. and some of the world's poorest countries were most reliant on these exports. our international correspondent orla guerin has this report from istanbul where the deal was signed. ukraine's bountiful harvest. badly needed among global shortages and warnings of famine but little of this grain can be shipped abroad because of russia's naval blockade. the kremlin stands accused of using food as a weapon of war. now in
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istanbul a rare diplomatic breakthrough. a deal to resume grain exports. also agreed, measures to help russia exported its food and fertiliser. which are not covered by sanctions. the un secretary general who nurtured the deal told me it benefits the world. this who nurtured the deal told me it benefits the world.— who nurtured the deal told me it benefits the world. this is exactly what we needed _ benefits the world. this is exactly what we needed at _ benefits the world. this is exactly what we needed at the _ benefits the world. this is exactly what we needed at the present i benefits the world. this is exactly - what we needed at the present moment because developing countries are in a dramatic situation with skyrocketing prices and many people are at risk of famine. there is a moral obligation of all those involved in this process to make it a success. , �* involved in this process to make it a summ— a success. isn't there also a moral auestion a success. isn't there also a moral question that _ a success. isn't there also a moral question that at _ a success. isn't there also a moral question that at a _ a success. isn't there also a moral question that at a time _ a success. isn't there also a moral question that at a time when - a success. isn't there also a moral. question that at a time when russia is killing women and children and we see this every day, i have seen it in ukraine, you have been in ukraine on the ground, you have seen the
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aftermath, but here we are with russia being rewarded with russia getting a deal that is going to help it get its food and fertiliser onto the world market. some would see this as a payoff for russia. that the world market. some would see this as a payoff for russia.- this as a payoff for russia. that is totally wrong- _ this as a payoff for russia. that is totally wrong. it _ this as a payoff for russia. that is totally wrong. it is _ this as a payoff for russia. that is totally wrong. it is not _ this as a payoff for russia. that is totally wrong. it is not russia - this as a payoff for russia. that is j totally wrong. it is not russia that is rewarded. this was the basic need for the international markets. but russia will benefit. russia - for the international markets. but | russia will benefit. russia benefits much more — russia will benefit. russia benefits much more with _ russia will benefit. russia benefits much more with the _ russia will benefit. russia benefits much more with the exports of- russia will benefit. russia benefitsl much more with the exports of fuel. it is incomparable. the volume and we go on seeing russia exporting oil and gas to several european countries and to other countries around the world. that is where the big business is. but around the world. that is where the big business is.— big business is. but you understand some on the _ big business is. but you understand some on the outside _ big business is. but you understand some on the outside world - big business is. but you understand some on the outside world will - big business is. but you understand some on the outside world will see | some on the outside world will see this as the un helping russia to do business at a time when russia is killing women and children every other day in ukraine. ida. killing women and children every other day in ukraine.— killing women and children every other day in ukraine. no. we are helinu other day in ukraine. no. we are helping ukraine. _ other day in ukraine. no. we are helping ukraine. back— other day in ukraine. no. we are helping ukraine. back in - other day in ukraine. no. we are helping ukraine. back in april, . other day in ukraine. no. we are i helping ukraine. back in april, the secretary general _
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helping ukraine. back in april, the secretary general saw _ helping ukraine. back in april, the secretary general saw the - helping ukraine. back in april, the secretary general saw the horrors | secretary general saw the horrors therefore himself during a sombre visit to suburbs around the capital, forever scarred by russian atrocities. when you went to kyiv and ukraine you were yourself in future and you were very moved by what you saw and i remember you said you could imagine your own granddaughters having to flee. against that backdrop was it very difficult to sit and negotiate with russia? was that they help them to do? {iii russia? was that they help them to do? . ., , , ., russia? was that they help them to do? , , ., do? of course it is not easy but there is a _ do? of course it is not easy but there is a sense _ do? of course it is not easy but there is a sense of _ do? of course it is not easy but there is a sense of duty - do? of course it is not easy but there is a sense of duty that . do? of course it is not easy but| there is a sense of duty that the secretary general of the united nations must have in relation to the whole world. strong was my emotion when i visited the places that you just mentioned. today it was also very emotionalfor me just mentioned. today it was also very emotional for me to sign this agreement. it is probably the most important thing i have been doing since i became secretary general.
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for this landmark deal to work, there will have to be a de facto ceasefire in ukraine's black sea ports and safe passage for cargo vessels. it is a big gamble and peace remains a distant prospect. orla guerin, bbc news, istanbul. there are other major challenges for people who are farming the wheat in ukraine — particularly near the frontlines in the donbas region in the east, where farmers are racing to bring in this year's harvest. with the conflict so close, there is a constant prevailing danger from russian rockets, and ukrainian jets fly low overhead to launch attacks on russian forces. russia's export blockade has also led to a sharp fall in the value of their crops. our correspondent andrew harding has been visiting frontline farms near the heavily bombarded city of slovyansk. it's harvest time in ukraine's in war—torn donbas. from his perch vlodyr bukhantsov can the front lines,
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just one hillside away the north. traces of smoke on the horizon. and then this. jet engines roar overhead. two ukrainian fighter jets roar overhead to attack russian positions. you can see a russian rocket blazing upwards, narrowly missing one jet. the planes both launch decoy flares and turn sharply, heading home. "we see this almost every day," says vlodyr. pilots do theirjob, we do ours. my son is fighting on the front line near here too. farmers and fighters. almost everyone else has left, or is leaving, this region — hurried farewells at a bus stop, to the sound of russian rockets landing nearby. and plenty of those rockets and cluster bombs are hitting ukraine's wheat fields.
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setting fire to thousands of acres. it's another challenge for the farmers and for a world that is increasingly desperate for ukraine's crops. a farm owner takes me on a tour of his bomb craters. he used to sell almost all his wheat and sunflower seeds for export. but the war has put a stop to that. he shows me more footage of the damage to his farm. this is where the cows were killed by another bomb. in fact, we can just hear a few more in the distance. it's quite a noisy morning here. but the biggest problem, sergei tells me, is the russian blockade. the ports are closed, he says. we can't export anything, and so the price we get for our wheat has dropped by two thirds.
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a deal to end russia's blockade could make a huge difference. but it won't end the war. and so here in the donbas ukrainian farmers are racing to harvest and to store what they can, whatever the risks. andrew harding, bbc news, in eastern ukraine. there were huge tailbacks stretching for several miles from the ferry terminal at dover today, meaning some travellers had to endure delays of up to six hours. the port declared a critical incident, and told passengers to arrive at least five hours before their departure time "to clear all security checks" blaming "woefully inadequate" staffing at french border controls. transport secretary grant shapps said he was working closely with his french counterpart to address the issues. but french police say the problems came from an "unexpected technical incident" in the channel tunnel. our transport correspondent katy austin reports from dover. it's the big summer getaway.
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but no one stuck in these cues today was getting away very quickly. the durnford family took these photos on the way to catch a ferry for the first of a holiday abroad together. so this was supposed to be a one hour carjourney from sevenoaks in kent. and it'sjust been nearly seven hours now and we're still not checked in. we completely missed our 930 fairy. i was able to get out of the car with my girls and we got to the shops to get some food because we didn't bring that much food with us because we thought we were going to be having lunch in france. and they were allowed onto a later ferry five hours after they'd expected to depart. dover and the surrounding roads are gridlocked and police were out managing traffic. with post—brexit and covid checks now in place at the port of dover said it had done what it could to prepare for a busy summer and worked with local and government partners. the port also said it had worked with french border police to plan for the expected traffic volumes,
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but it accused them of providing woefully inadequate resource this morning. what we had requested for the start of the day around four o'clock in the morning, was to have ia officers in place that could manage, because the traffic starts arriving that early in the morning. what we did have was six, so we had an inadequate number of immigration officers. the port boss insisted his teams had been providing regular updates on what was needed. i promise you there was no more communication, no more planning, no more analysis that we could have done. the french authorities hit back, saying it was not correct that they hadn't put sufficient manpower in place, that the plan had been to man all posts at 8:30am, but an unforeseeable technical incident at the channel tunnel led them to postpone full operational capacity by one hour. then eurotunnel said the incident had nothing to do with officials being delayed. it's now mid afternoon and things are flowing a bit more freely than they were. but the delays this morning were so great there is a really long backlog.
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as the blame game continues, the reality is a miserable start to many people's holidays. katy austin, bbc news. our correspondent ducan kennedy is in dover tonight. what's the situation there now? as you can see behind me the police are still here trying to sort out this mess, particularly with regards to the lorries. cars are moving much more smoothly this evening but it comes at the end of a very frustrating day for thousands and thousands of motorists. how did we get here? it was all about staffing level inside the port. the ports say they were expecting ia french border guards to turn up but only six and did so. the french had to go and deal with that incident inside the channel tunnel. the channel tunnel people told us that incident was minor, had nothing to do with what was going on here in dover. it was
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all compounded, all the queues were compounded by that serious accident on the m25 stop where are we here tonight? the french authorities in the form of french embassy say that staffing levels are at maximum capacity inside the port this evening but tonight we have also heard from the authorities here that the ember 20 is closed between junction eight and nine deliberately so they can deal with this backlog of lorries. they say that will lead to lots and lots of detours over night and into tomorrow, and they are urging drivers to set out very early in order to avoid those queues we have seen here all day today. duncan, thank you. at bbc news, we're tracking the travel experiences of hundreds of holidaymakers this summer. if you've got a holiday planned and want to be one of our travelwatchers, go to, and we can tell your story.
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a mother and her partner have been found guilty of murdering her 15—year—old son in huddersfield last august. leeds crown court heard how sebastian kalinowski was repeatedly beaten by the pair and subjected to cruel and humiliating punishments. a warning — this report from our correspondent danny savage contains distressing details. sebastian kalinowski, a popular sweet natured 15—year—old murdered by his own mother and her partner. he'd been living in england for less than a year, after moving here from poland. his teachers remember a lovely boy. everybody remembers his lovely smile. how nice and friendly he was. and even though he didn't speak very much english when he first arrived, you could tell that he had a little bit of confidence about him and he was determined to get to know people. and as his english improved, so did his confidence, and he began to make friends with a lot of students. but any confidence was beaten out of him at home. his mother, agnieszka kalinowska,
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would often hit him. but the worst abuse was meted out by her body—builder partner, andrzej latoszewski. it doesn't take a huge leap of imagination to know how terrifying being hit by this man would be. the couple installed cctv in their home to spy on him. the same cameras caught the physical abuse. in one 30—minute clip played to the jury, latoszewski is seen hitting sebastian more than 100 times, pausing at one stage to wipe the sweat from his face while kalinowska watched tv and ate toast. in short, this was the evidence that was the key evidence at court showing that sebastian was subjected to a campaign of terror and torture, assault, neglect and ill—treatment by the people that were there to love, protect and look after him the most. a lot of the assaults on 15—year—old sebastian happened during lockdown. social services are now investigating, but it's not clear if they were aware of him
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at the time. the abuse escalated in the school summer holidays last year. sebastian died from untreated broken ribs. as for his killers, she said she was scared of her partner, yet the jury was told they'd recently swapped love letters and agreed to marry. danny savage, bbc news, leeds. more people appear to be resorting to private healthcare, often costing thousands of pounds — because of long nhs waiting times. the bbc has seen evidence of people taking out loans and using crowdfunding to pay for private treatment. figures out today show there was a 39% increase in people paying for treatments in the last three months of last year, that's compared to the same period pre—pandemic. and last year more than 250,000 people in the uk paid for operations. the total waiting list for planned surgery in england
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is currently 6.6 million. experts said it's a sign of how desperate people have become. 0ur health editor hugh pym reports. i was very active. sports was my whole life. i did running, cycling, swimming. it was a way of life katie loved, but it seemed to be slipping away as she suffered serious knee trouble, including dislocations. i couldn't cook, couldn't clean i was on painkillers, which were sending me a bit loopy as well. and herjob, an engineering apprenticeship she'd worked hard for, was at risk. faced with a long wait for an nhs operation, katie, who lives in southampton, felt she had no option but to go private. they couldn't offer me my surgery for possibly two years, and that would have been me pretty much bedbound or sofa—bound for two years.
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there's been a sharp rise in the number of people self—paying, though some operations were put back during the worst of the pandemic. according to the private health care information network, which has supplied the latest figures, there have been increases in self—pay over the last two years across the uk. the biggest have been seen in wales, scotland and, in england, the east midlands. 0ne nhs leader remembers long waiting lists in the 1990s, when more patients stretched their budgets to go private. he's worried it's happening again. they can't afford to pay for private treatment easily. many people will be mortgaging their houses or using their life savings, and these are the very people that the nhs should really be there to help the most. 1/32nd scale... neil, who's a keen modeller, faces a long wait for a hip replacement, and he can't go on the walks he used to enjoy. i've learnt to live with the pain. it is what it is. it's not going to... it's definitely not going to improve. neil lives in leicester,
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he's been told a private operation would cost £ia,000. if i could get this done tomorrow, i'd get it done tomorrow. what is the possibility of raising that amount of money, ia,000? no, i can't afford that. i'm retired. and with the way the world is at the moment, with finances, it's just too much. katie has had her knee surgery and is back playing basketball, but she had to take out a £7,000 loan to fund it. it has put me under the financial pressure. however, it's100% worth it. i wanted to get back to my lifestyle as quick as possible, and i wanted to get back to my work as quick as possible, as myjob was on the line. nhs england says staff are working hard to do more operations and cut two—year waits, but that still leaves millions waiting many months for surgery and some, like katie, feeling they have to pay. hugh pym, bbc news.
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new figures show that covid infections are continuing to rise in england, but not as quickly as in previous weeks. the trend is more uncertain in wales, scotland and northern irealand. our health correspondent catherine burns is here to explain. this is the seventh week in a row now where we've seen a rise in coronavirus — much of it caused by the highly contagious 0micron sub—variants baa and ba5. this 0ns data goes up to the middle of last week — and estimates that almost 3.8 million people across the uk had covid. that's an increase of 7% on the week before. recently though, we've been seeing weeklyjumps of 20 or 30%. so things are still going up — just not nearly as quickly. the data shows an increase in england — with one in 17 people infected. the trends aren't quite so clear elsewhere. the estimates are one in 15 in scotland, one in 20 in northern ireland and one in 17 in wales. another way to look at this is to see how many covid patients are being admitted to hospital.
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scotland is an interesting example because it's ahead of the rest of the uk in this wave. and you can see — numbers have been falling there since the end ofjune. even in england — the one nation showing a clear increase in covid infections — you can see what looks like the start of a dip. so even though the 0ns data can't tell us yet whether or not this wave has peaked, there are some positive signs on the horizon. the royal college of nursing in wales is to ballot its members on possible industrial action after most nhs workers in wales were offered a below—inflation pay rise. nurses and doctors are being offered between a and a.5%. the welsh government says the offer "goes some way" to recognising the "hard work" of nhs staff. staff at the exam board aqa are going on strike next week in a dispute over pay.
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180 members of unison are expected to walk out for 72 hours next friday. union leaders say the stoppage could affect the delivery of thousands of gcse and a—level results for students in england, wales and northern ireland. but a spokesperson for aqa said that wouldn't happen. in the us, the congressional inquiry has heard how the former president donald trump ignored pleas to stop last year's capitol riots and watched events unfold on television in the white house. the hearing was told mr trump did not make a single call to law enforcement or national security staff. and his former top adviser steve bannon now faces a possible jail sentence after being found guilty of contempt of congress, for his refusal to give evidence to the committee. 0ur north america correspondentjon sudworth has the details.
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we have smoke detected downstairs. unknown smoke detected. the panicked voices of vice president mike pence's security staff as they tried to escape the mob. in audio released to support the central case of this hearing that for 187 minutes of that unfolding violence president trump did nothing. sitting alone in his dining room he was, they said, tuned to fox tv. with the tv on for more than two and a half hours... mike pence traitor! watching events unfold and berating mike pence for his refusal to subvert the election. a tweet that prompted two aides to resign.
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the tweet looked to me like the opposite of what we really needed at that moment which was a de—escalation and that's why i said earlier it looked like fuel being poured on the fire. my only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. newly released video outtakes reveal the president's state of mind the following day. the heinous attack yesterday... yesterday is a hard word for me. coached by daughter ivanka trump. oh, good, take the word yesterday. and still unable to admit defeat. this election is now over. congress has certified the results. i don't want to say the election is over... the committee is due to deliver its preliminary report in the autumn. but the big question is, what difference will it make? for donald trump's base the chaos as part of the appeal. and speculation is rife that the man that did so little to stop this is preparing to run again.
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in the past few hours we have heard the news that steve bannon has been convicted of two counts of contempt of congress for failure to give evidence to that committee for which he could face up to two years in jail. although it isn't related to the substance of the case, he attempted to subvert democracy, it still makes steve allan the first person in donald trump us mag are in a circle to be found guilty. —— steve bannon. this is a litmus test of the department ofjustice to bring to justice matters of sensitivity. donald trump may find himself in court one day as a result of the committee's work. it also shows how his shadow looms large over the political landscape here and the fault lines he did so much to deepen. in court steve bannon was accused of putting his allegiance to trump over compliance with the law.
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0utside court tonight vowing to appeal he said he stood by trump and the constitution. many thanks, john. ahead of the commonwealth games starting next week, a festival celebrating the tenth anniversary of the london olympic games opened today at the queen elizabeth olympic park. 0ur sports editor dan roan has spent the day there — finding out what legacy the games left on the country and on the world of sport. ten years ago, the lighting of the olympic cauldron marked the start of london 2012. and today, in the shadow of the stadium, a legacy flame was ignited at an event celebrating the milestone. when it comes to inspiration, there are few better examples than desiree henry. a decade ago, the londoner was one of seven unknown teenagers to light the torch at the climax of the opening ceremony. fast forward four years, and henry had gone on to become an olympic medallist in rio. she told me 2012 had proved crucial.
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it gave me the encouragementjust to continue dreaming and working hard and one day dream of going to an 0lympics. and it came true. it came true! and ifelt like 2012 was such an important moment as a part of my career, just to make me realise that i can do it. london 2012 will inspire a generation. a more active nation was the ambition of those behind the £9 billion games. so does the man who was in charge believe they delivered? we actually staunched the haemorrhaging of participation, and it was profound in the years leading up to it. you know, inspiring a generation was to make sure we had better and stronger olympic teams. and there's no question that we have gone from strength to strength. while the cost of adapting and running the london stadium, now home to west ham, has proved highly controversial, it's one of five venues that are still in use. the aquatic centre is another. the abandoned facilities of some other former olympic parks avoided. but when it comes to participation, the legacy is more questionable. here in london, for instance, around a third of adults and half
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of children are deemed inactive. do we have a healthy and happy and active generation of young people as a result of london 2012? no, we don't. discussion about legacy needs to go a little bit deeper. the fact that we've lost a2,000 hours of physical education in our schools since london hosted the olympic and paralympic games is a signal that the societal shift hasn't happened. here in birmingham, commonwealth games legacy funding is already being invested, focusing on projects like this in areas of highest inactivity — an attempt to learn lessons from london 2012. just holding a magnificent sporting event is not enough to create a legacy, and it took a few years for that message to get through and things to start to change. and they have started to change now. and i suppose that lesson had to be learned somewhere. many believe the games was a catalyst for the regeneration of this part of east london. but amid newjobs and businesses here, the original pledges over affordable housing have been missed.
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11,000 homes completed. not enough of those have been genuinely affordable. the mission is to get 33,000 completed. by the time we finish, we'll have made up some of the loss at the beginning, we'll get to 35% genuine affordable homes. but it's really important, local residents, londoners, see the fruits of these olympics. up until now they've seen some fruits, not enough. london 2012 had other legacies — from attitudes towards disability to the hosting of other sports events. but ten years on, the debate surrounding what it achieved is set to continue. dan roan, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz schafernaker. it is cooler here in the uk but the heatwave continues across many parts of europe. we have the fresh atlantic winds whereas the hot stagnant air is right across the continent. a0 degrees across the south of europe, 30 degrees or more
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in many central areas. we will tap into some of that heat in east anglia and the south—east by sunday but we want the rainfall now. the good news is that this weekend and atlantica good news is that this weekend and atla ntica flow will sweep good news is that this weekend and atlantica flow will sweep in off the atlantica flow will sweep in off the atlantic and bring in fresh conditions with outbreaks of rain to some western areas but not everybody will get the rain. here is saturday, 8am, 17 in london, so a warm start, 15 in belfast, and we will see the humidity rising over the next few days with the knights becoming quite close. tomorrow morning, turning cloudy across western areas. outbreaks of rain. we aren't going to get an awful lot of rain but it will be quite a damp start in northern ireland and in western scotland. these are the temperatures in the afternoon, 25, 26 in the south—east and east anglia. brighter weather in the afternoon and 20 for northern ireland before more rain sweep into northern ireland and south—western scotland. the rain misses eastern areas. by sunday,


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