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tonight at ten... new forecasts show spiralling energy costs — days before the autumn prices are revealed. with predictions that average household energy will cost twice as much byjanuary as it does now — customers are feeling the squeeze. i'm currently over £1,000 in debt with my electric company, and we're not even — that's before the prices double, and before we hit the winter again. it comes as one city bank forecasts inflation — already at 10% — could rise to 18% — which is nine times the bank of england's target. also on the programme... criminal barristers vote to go on all—out strike in england and wales from next month.
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and bin strikes in scotland — including edinburgh while it hosts the festival — means the refuse is piling up and spilling out. chanting: we want glazers out, we want glazers out. _ a night of protest at old trafford as manchester united fans march against the club's owners. three, two, one... and the go—ahead for lift—off is expected from nasa — heralding an era of moon exploration for a new generation. after 50 years, we're getting ready to return to the moon, using this colossal rocket, the most powerful ever built by nasa. and coming up on the bbc news channel, farewell to one of the european champions. ellen white announces her retirement from football.
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good evening. there are more sobering forecasts out today of the climbing rise in the cost of living, and particularly in energy prices for households and businesses. it's ahead of a new updated energy price cap due this friday — and that cap remember sets a limit on how much providers can charge for a unit of energy. the latest figures suggest the annual bill for an average household is set to rise to more than £3,500 in october — and then leap to more than £a,600 in january. these are predictions, and changes in the markets can affect these numbers. some economists are also forecasting that inflation — which is nowjust over 10% — could reach as high as 18% which will hit household budgets even harder. the economy will be a huge challenge for whoever becomes the country's new prime minister, two weeks today. here's our business correspondent caroline davies. pulling pints is no longer enough to pay the bills for karen. she works full—time
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in a pub and lives alone in a one—bed bungalow. she is already £1,000 in debt because of energy costs. it terrifies me. you can't find extra money. if you haven't got it you haven't got it, so i don't know what happens. i don't know where to go or what to do. it's 2022. someone who's working 40—50 hours a week shouldn't be able to not turn the heating on. energy bills are expected to keep going up. the reason the price cap is increasing is because it's becoming more expensive for energy companies to buy the energy they need. the wholesale price is increasing and that is connected to worries about getting gas out of russia. if you look at gas prices in the recent few months, back in spring of last year, it was relatively flat but since then there have been some dramatic peaks and increases, and to see how volatile the market is, let's look atjust the last three days. you can see that even here, it is increasing again.
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today, three energy company bosses called on the government to commit to further plans to help customers this winter. the reality is customers are being asked to pay the price of gas which is weaponised by putin, and they shouldn't be expected to do that alone. let's put it in perspective. the uk's energy bill's going from 15 million in a normal year to £75 billion this year. that's the equivalent of 9p or more on the base rate of income tax. no government would announce that, and in the same way, no government should let this go to customers. labour say they have a policy. our plan to freeze prices means inflation comes down by 4%. that's a big driver of many of these issues so we want to resolve these issues. the government is sitting on its hands, doing absolutely nothing. the big decisions on how to give more help this winter are being left to the new prime minister, who will not be announced until the 5th of september. liz truss has said that she would help the cost of living by cutting taxes and introducing a temporary moratorium on energy levies.
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her rival for the leadership thinks that policy won't work. i think at a time like this we've got to support the most vulnerable in society, people like pensioners, who need our help. those are my choices. i'd love a tax cut, who doesn't? but i think my priorities are the right ones for the country right now. this winter will be very different to the last. the fear of rising costs is already leading many to worry about the dark nights ahead. they're looking for a guide as to how they'll make it through. caroline davies, bbc news. let's get more from our political correspondent, iain watson. we've been told for weeks that the government will do nothing until a new prime minister is in place — and that remains the case, does it, despite these increasingly grim predictions? despite the pressure from those energy company bosses and the opposition, that is likely to remain the case, but it is not entirely clear what the candidates to be the
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next prime minister would do, and rishi sunak says he has a detailed plan including targeted help for pensioners and people on benefits but we won't know how much help until the new energy price cap has been set. and we won't know what liz truss would do to help the least well off unless and until she is installed in downing street. we do know she has made a commitment to reverse the national insurance rise which rishi sunak imposed and she has said previously she would do this at an emergency budget. her team tell me we will not be getting a full blown budget if she wins in september and that would avoid the need for an accompanying and pretty grim economic forecast. her opponents say cheese trying to avoid scrutiny but her team st she's trying to act swiftly —— say she is trying to act swiftly —— say she is trying to act swiftly —— say she is trying to avoid scrutiny. people tonight worried about paying their bills, they will be thinking about what extra help the next prime minister can give them and that is a question tonight which we cannot definitively answer.—
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definitively answer. thanks for “oininu definitively answer. thanks for joining us- _ criminal barristers in england and wales have voted in favour of an all—out, indefinite strike from next month, in a dispute with the government overjobs, pay and legal aid funding. the criminal bar association said almost 80% of its members had backed ramping up their campaign of industrial action, which has been under way sincejune. our legal correspondent, dominic casciani, can tell us more. there's a lot of talk about a return to the 19705 — but even in those dark days of industrial strife we never saw the black capes of barristers alongside the black donkeyjackets of other striking workers. so today's vote is genuinely unprecedented. so far this year, barristers have refused to turn up to work at crown courts on 19 separate days. today's vote — on a massive turn—out — means they're completely out from the 5th of september. rosalind burgin qualified as a barrister three years ago having previously worked as a coffee shop barista.
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i have been on a minimum wage like most people, like a lot of people, and i know what minimum wage looks like and what my bank account looks like and what my bank account looks like when i was on a minimum wage andi like when i was on a minimum wage and i am on less now. i used as an example because people think we are kidding will we save the pay for junior barristers is really low. —— think we are kidding when we say the pay forjunior barristers is really low. barristers just starting out say they earn an average of £12,700 a year. their real take—home pay is arguably lower than the minimum wage after when all their hours and expenses are counted. so low, in fact, that the criminal bar association says a quarter of their number have quit for other branches of law in the last five years. so, what's the impact? since this action started, 6,235 criminal cases have been disrupted. 1,415 trials deciding the fate of a defendant have been delayed. and there are 59,000 cases in the crown court backlog already — that can now only worsen. james' son — that's not his real name — was 13 years old when he revealed
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he had been sexually assaulted. the prosecution of his attacker has already been delayed more than once. my son's wellbeing and mental health is being severely affected by these delays, because there's no end in sight. you'rejust in limbo land as a family. he should be enjoying himself as a 17—year—old, doing his a—levels, out with his friends, instead of sitting in his bedroom, worrying about the future. dominic raab, thejustice secretary, has offerred a 15% increase in legal aid funding and the government says today's vote is irresponsible. but the profession says much more is needed to stop an exodus from criminal law that will bring the system to its knees — going from justice delayed tojustice denied. and further industrial action has left rubbish piling up on the streets of edinburgh just as tens of thousands of visitors are descending on the city for its international and fringe festivals. the walk—out over pay
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began on thursday. if no resolution is found, there will be a second wave of action by waste workers across scotland, due to start on wednesday. 0ur scotland correspondent alexandra mackenzie reports. rubbish, rubbish, and more rubbish. it has only been a few days since the strike began and already, it is piling up, overflowing and becoming an eyesore. it is the final week of the edinburgh festivals, a busy time for cafes and restaurants. it is sad to watch such a beautiful city deteriorate in this way. part of what makes edinburgh, edinburgh, is the aesthetic, is our buildings and architecture. and what ruins that is just stepping out into rubbish that is overflowing, and starting to smell, as well. and this could get even worse.
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the unite and gmb unions confirmed that strike action would continue, despite an improved pay offer last week of 5% from local authorities. 0ur committee met today. we need an absolute clarification as to what this 5% really means to our members. there are various ways you could cut this up and until we know, we cannot take any action. the pay increase is funded jointly by local authorities and the scottish government, which had welcomed the 5% offer. nobody wants to see strikes. we live in a really difficult financial climate with inflation affecting workers across different sectors, and that's why the scottish government is determined, as far as we can, to deliver or to help facilitate fair pay deals. when you come to edinburgh you might want to see the castle or the royal mile or greyfriars bobby, but now, there is also the stench of rotting food and growing piles of discarded rubbish.
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it was the first thing we noticed when we got to edinburgh was there was lots of trash. you think edinburgh would come together to collect the trash. the solution to the bins is to pay people what they need, - to afford to live. i support their strike and the festival seems like the right time to do it in terms of making a statement. if no resolution is found, this could become a common sight, as further strikes are planned across the country. alexandra mackenzie, bbc news, edinburgh. british airways says it's cutting 10,000 flights to and from heathrow airport over the winter. it says all affected customers will be offered an alternative flight or a refund. 0ur transport correspondent katy austin is at heathrow tonight. katy, this is the latest in a series of cancellations announced by ba. that is right. this looks to cut
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their winter capacity by about 8%. and it is a sign aviation is still not back to normal. now, amid staff shortages, many airlines, but not all, cut back their summer schedules to make them more reliable. in the case of ba, it dropped nearly 30,000 flights in advance over the summer period. the idea being that those running would be more reliable. now, ba is cutting 10,000 short haulflights — or 5,000 return trips — between the end of october and the end of march next year. again this is meant to build more resilience into the system. it's also removing a dozen short haul return trips, or about 2k flights, each day until the 29th of october. that's in response to the cap on passenger numbers heathrow has in place, and recently extended. that is until the end of october. british airways says the vast majority of their passengers will
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get away as planned and that key popular half term destinations will be protected but it says anybody who is affected by the changes announced will be offered alternative flights or a refund. will be offered alternative flights or a refund-— will be offered alternative flights or a refund. ., ., ., , now let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news today. hundreds of btec students are still waiting for their results, five days after they were due to be released, throwing university places into doubt. the exam board pearson has apologised for the delay, and says it's releasing new results every hour. police say that a student nurse who's missing may be sleeping rough. 0wami davies was last seen in south london onjuly 7th. yesterday, it emerged officers spoke to ms davies on the day she was reported missing. the duke and duchess of cambridge are to relocate their family from central london to windsor. officials say they'll move into adelaide cottage — near windsor castle — before the start of the new school term.
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thousands of manchester united fans protested against the club's american owners before tonight's game with liverpool. although manchester united were victorious tonight, supporters have been unhappy with the glazer family's running of the club for some time. 0lly foster reports from old trafford. we want glazers out, we want glazers out. | it's notjust during the bad times that manchester united supporters have protested against the club's owners. but after five trophyless years and their worst start to a season in decades, ahead of a match against their great rivals, it was no surprise they would turn up the volume on their discontent. thousands marched on old trafford. get the glazers out. they are taking billions out of our club, destroying our club. the legacy of united. four generations of my family are manchester and have been to the stadium. n-s theirs. — it's not glazers' to buy or to sell. it's been 17 yearsi ofjust pure greed
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from the glazers. so it's time to finally get rid of them. - money has been spent, at least £60 million on real madrid's casemiro. he was presented to the fans before kick—off. he says he's come to win the premier league. just winning a match would do for now for united. the early signs were good. anthony elanga hit a post. and liverpool, who won 5—0 here ten months ago, were rattled soon afterwards. still sancho, cool as you like. jadon sancho was everything that united haven't been for a while. cool, composed and clinical. liverpool were playing the blame game after just 15minutes. they had't won this season either, and needed their keeper, alisson, at full stretch to stop them falling further behind. united's second came soon after the break. marcus rashford stayed onside and was on target. he'd been preferred to cristiano ronaldo up front. the new manager celebrated the goal, and perhaps his own team selection. they needed that as well, because liverpool pulled a goal back. mo salah scored five times against united last season. but this time, it was for a losing cause.
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a match that started with united demonstrations, ending with their celebrations. well, united really did need that result. their new manager, erik ten hag, made a big call, dropping the club captain harry maguire and cristiano ronaldo. you canjust feel that the mood has lifted. it's also a result that has lifted manchester united above liverpool in the table. yes, we are only three matches into the season, but that will have made this when all the sweeter for united fans. as for liverpool supporters, they are the ones still wondering where their first win is going to come from. a russian woman whose son died just days afterjoining the war against ukraine has described some volunteer russian soldiers in the conflict as "cannon fodder". the russian military has suffered high losses in ukraine but the true figure is unknown.
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the latest estimate from ukraine's ministry of defence is is over 45,000, while the uk's defence secretary ben wallace put the figure at at least 25,000 russian troops killed at the end ofjune. but the last figures russia released were way back in march, when it said over 1,300 russian soldiers had died since the invasion began. but in april the kremlin did admit suffering "significa nt losses of troops". now russia has launched a campaign to recruit more volunteers, promising huge sums of money for those who sign up. but many of the volunteers are getting little or no training, as will vernon reports. dramatic music the kremlin tells russians their soldiers are heroes. professional, well—trained troops, fighting in ukraine. but western officials say that russia's running out of men. the solution — signing up volunteers.
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yevgeni was one of those whojoined up. his mother, nina, says that her son had no military experience, that he was given a gun and sent straight into ukraine. days later, he was killed. translation: theyjust send them in, like dumb little chickens. _ they'd hardly even held a gun before. they'e cannon fodder. the generals think, "we've got a volunteer, great. in you go." in videos on social media, volunteers are promised huge sums of money and even plots of land. but recruiting is being done in more traditional ways, too. this announcement talks about the creation of two new volunteer brigades. it's urging local people here to sign up to fight in ukraine. and this is a message that's being repeated right the country.
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on tv, on social media, on billboards. it's a large—scale recruitment campaign for the russian army. "we should bomb them," this man says. "if i were young, i'd go." "it's too painful to talk about," this lady told me. "why go? 0nly their bodies will be brought back." but can russia win this war with a volunteer army? this is, i think, not the type of soldiers that are needed for a victorious war. the main problem is not with the quantity of people, but with the qualities, with their motivation. and this is not a thing that you can change quickly. you can't bring thousands of people and teach them how to work with modern weapons, tanks and aircraft. the russian military has not released casualty figures forfive months.
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translation: you read the news, and it's all about men being killed. i i don't know why people go there. president putin says he ordered his forces into ukraine to protect his people. but the kremlin is now sending even more russians there, into mortal danger. will vernon, bbc news, moscow. now a look at some other stories making the news today. russia has accused ukrainian special services of killing the daughter of one of vladimir putin's allies in a car bombing near moscow at the weekend. darya dugina, the daughter of the prominent ultra—nationalist aleksandr dugin. ukraine has denied the attack. finland's prime minister, sanna marin, has received a negative result in a drug test she took after she was criticised
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for being filmed dancing at a party. tabloid newspapers and some finnish politicians had accused ms marin of taking recreational drugs at the event. pakistan's police have charged the country's former prime minister, imran khan, under anti—terror laws. their investigation comes after he accused the police and judiciary of detaining and torturing a close aide. he has now been granted pre—arrest bail until thursday. britain's intelligence agencies are facing accusations of colluding in the abduction and torture of a british national by the indian authorities. jagtar sinthohal, a sikh activist and bloggerfrom scotland, was seized by indian police five years ago and has been in prison ever since. his case has been raised by successive prime ministers. now the human rights group reprieve has shown the bbc documents which they say prove that his arrest came after a tip—off from british intelligence. 0ur security correspondent frank gardener is here. tell us more about this. it is a
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rim tell us more about this. it is a grim story. — tell us more about this. it is a grim story. he _ tell us more about this. it is a grim story, he was _ tell us more about this. it is a grim story, he was on - tell us more about this. it is a grim story, he was on his - tell us more about this. it is a - grim story, he was on his honeymoon backin grim story, he was on his honeymoon back in 2017 when a car stopped, unmarked, men came out, unidentified men, bundled him into it, puta unmarked, men came out, unidentified men, bundled him into it, put a hood over his head, and he alleges he was severely tortured with electric shocks, and forced to sign blank sheets of paper which led to his confession. the case is serious enough that it has been raised by both theresa may and borisjohnson as recently as april. india, i should say, denies allegations of torture. the new part is that app pre—and redress, human rights organisations, have gone very carefully through a report by the intelligence watchdog, which oversees the work of m15 and m16, and they are convinced that this story matches up with a case where a tip off was given by m15 and m16 to the indian authorities, which ultimately led to his arrest. i put it to the foreign office, if it is not the right man, now is the time to tell us, because we will look
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idiots. all they have said is that it would be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing legal case. make of that what you will.— just weeks after england's women became euros champions, striker ellen white has announced she is retiring from football. the 33—year—old manchester city and england international scored a record 52 goals for the lionesses. jo currie reports. a dream come true. just over three weeks ago ellen white helped lead the lionesses to their most historic achievement when they were crowned european champions at wembley. a moment that will live long in the memory. but today, white brought the curtain down on her glittering football career. in a statement, the 33—year—old said... a prolific striker, white finishes football as the lionesses' top scorer with 52 goals in 130 appearances. just one shy of wayne rooney's all—time england record.
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the most perfect time to go out after winning the first major trophy internationally. then obviously the things she has achieved personally, unbelievable. domestically, she was a serial trophy winner, claiming numerous league titles, as well as winning the fa cup and league cup. her goal celebration captured the nation's attention. it inspired young girls and young boys alike. ellen white now says it is time for the next generation to shine. as she takes a step back from the limelight, her impact on this game will be felt for many years to come. jo currie, bbc news. nasa is expected to give the go—ahead tonight for the launch of the artemis mission test flight to take place in the coming days. it's being heralded as the return of human exploration of the moon — as our science editor rebecca morelle explains. after a 50—year gap we are heading back to the moon,
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and it all starts here, with the artemis mission and nasa's huge rocket. it's called the space launch system, or sls for short, and it's the most powerful rocket ever built by the us space agency. it stands nearly 100 metres — about 320 feet — tall, roughly the same height as a 32 storey building. its colossal size means it's really heavy, so it needs lots of power. it has four engines, but even those aren't enough to get this rocket off the ground, so what it also needs are these two huge boosters. they all use fuel, and the biggest part, called the core stage, is full of fuel. in fact, fuel makes up 90% of the weight of this entire rocket. now you might be wondering where the astronauts will go. well, it's here, near the top, in the orion crew capsule. but not this time. this is a test flight,
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so there are no people onboard. the time has come to put the space launch system to the test. as it readies for blast off from cape canaveral in florida on launch pad 39b, the same one used for apollo, it will be nervewracking. three, two, one... the rocket thunders away from the earth, eventually reaching speeds of nearly 25,000 miles, or 40,000 kilometres, an hour. as each component of the rocket completes theirjob, they separate. the orion spacecraft is on its way. there's a long journey ahead. it's 380,000 kilometres — about 240,000 miles to the moon. after its launch, the spacecraft enters into a low earth orbit, then with the go from mission control, the engines ignite, giving it the big push it needs to escape our planet's gravity.
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it takes several days to reach the moon, with the spacecraft making small adjustments along the way. at first, the spacecraft flies in close, 100 kilometres, that's 62 miles above the lunar surface. then it enters a much larger orbit, swinging more than 65,000 kilometres, about 40,000 miles beyond the moon. that's further than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown. during the seven weeks 0rion is in orbit, nasa will collect important data and check how the spacecraft is performing. finally, after another close fly—by, it's ready to head for home. now things get hazardous. as the spacecraft nears earth, it has to enter our atmosphere at exactly the right angle. if it gets this wrong, it will burn up. so, its huge heat shield protects it while temperatures rises to nearly 3,000 degrees celsius.
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a series of parachutes open, massively slowing it down, before splash down in the pacific ocean. and you can watch the full programme by going to the bbc iplayer — and searching for return to the moon. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich. thank you very much. things close to the earth have been turning murky in places, and that is one symptom of some very humid air that is now moving its way towards the uk. we will feel the effects of that tomorrow. some warmth, a few showers, spells of sunshine. look at where the air is coming from. all the way across the atlantic. it is moving over a lot of ocean, picking up moving over a lot of ocean, picking up a lot of moisture. that moisture is being squeezed out, if you like, in the form of some mist and fog patches tonight, some very murky conditions for the coast of wales,
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the southwest, channel islands as well turning very murky and pretty warm and humid to take us into tomorrow morning. for tomorrow, quite a lot of cloud around. showery rain in places, this band of showery rain in places, this band of showery rain moving across scotland. a view showers elsewhere. some sunshine, northern ireland, parts of western scotland on the south—east of england. with the warmth and humidity, we are going to unlock high temperatures tomorrow. 21 were aberdeen, belfast, 27 degrees there across parts of east anglia. as we go through tomorrow evening, we will see some more widespread rain started to develop to the south—west. some more fog and mist. this will develop into a line across the uk, outbreaks of quite heavy rain at times during wednesday. this line of cloud and rain, acting as something of a divide, to the north—west of it. things will be feeling cooler and fresher, underneath the band of cloud and
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