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�* in the sunshine and showers, mainly in the north and east. much stronger northerly wind this time on monday. temperatures at best, 15, 16 in the south, feeling colder in the north. feeling colder in the north. this is bbc news. the headlines at five... the chancellor kwasi kwarteng has defended his tax cuts aimed at boosting economic growth, saying they're fair for all, but it's receiving a mixed reaction from the public. i think it probably will help, yes, to a degree, but depends what bracket you're in of course in terms of income. i mean, does that even touch the sides? i don't know. we'll see. the labour leader sir keir starmer arrives in liverpool ahead of his party conference, telling crowds he'll set out the dividing lines between labour and the new tory government. they are basically saying that if you are very wealthy, we're going to give you more money back in pay packets, they're going to get rid of the 45p top rate of tax, they're going to give bankers bonuses.
world powers condemn the self—styled referendums being held in parts of ukraine on whether to join russia the home secretary tells police chiefs that common—sense policing must take priority over diversity and inclusion initiatives as she sets out her priorities for her crime—cutting agenda. hello and welcome. the government has defended its sweeping range of tax cuts from criticism that they favour the better off. the chancellor kwasi kwarteng's package of measures include scrapping the top rate of income tax for the highest earners and reducing the basic rate by a penny — moves the government say will promote growth. the institute for fiscal studies says the richest —
who pay the most tax — will benefit most. our political correspondent helen catt reports. it's an all—out attempt to grow the economy with the biggest tax cuts in four decades. at spitalfields market in east london, they are taking stock of a mini budget that's signalled a massive shift in political direction. what do you make of moves like that? reversing the national insurance rise — will that help, do you think? i think it probably will help, yes, to a degree, but it depends what bracket you are in in terms of income. yeah, i think it will help. i mean, does that even touch the sides? i don't know. we'll see. there is lots to take in. the treasury is cutting the basic rate of income tax from 20p to 19p from april next year. it is abolishing the 45p top tax rate for people who earn over £150,000, as well as reversing the national insurance rise from november, and cancelling a corporation tax rise planned for next year. stamp duty will be
scrapped below £250,000. the government will borrow £231; billion this year to fund this, the energy support package, and other spending. there is criticism from opposition politicians that those with the most are getting the most — or, as labour puts it, rewarding the already wealthy. when you're lifting bankers�* bonuses at the same time as saying that postal workers and rail workers can't have a decent pay rise, people can see that and see that as grossly unfair. and it looks like the conservatives are looking after people at the top and are not really channelling that long—term investment, which is what our proposal is around long—term investment and around skills for the future. labour is about to start its annual conference in liverpool, and is likely to face calls to spell out what it would do. it says it will back reducing the basic rate of income tax, but oppose scrapping the 45p top rate. ministers see the tax cuts as a tool to grow the economy for everyone.
we're not into the politics of envy, where we want to, you know, deliberately penalise people who have been working hard. we want to cut taxes for everybody. and the danger, by the way, if you have tax rates that are too high, for either companies or for individuals, you drive them away. companies have a choice very often about where they locate — we want them to choose to locate here in the united kingdom. in the financial markets, the cost of borrowing for the uk government went up after the statement yesterday, and the pound fell to a 37—year low against the dollar. the new direction has been welcomed by some conservative mps, but others remain sceptical. it is now up to ministers to show they can deliver the goods. helen catt, bbc news. labour party delegates are gathering in liverpool for the party's annual conference. party leader sir keir starmer is promising to set out an alternative to the government's economic strategy.
sir keir, welcome to liverpool. thank you very much, it's really lovely to see you all here. and after 12 long years of tory failure, didn't they just show their true colours yesterday? their thriving ideology — make the rich richer and do nothing for working people. well, this conference is our chance to set out the alternative, to make our case for an economy that works for working people, growth for everyone everywhere, wherever they are. afairer, greenerfuture. let's do it! thanks so much. are you going to reverse . the tory tax cuts, sir keir? the tory tax cuts? 0ur political correspondent, ben wright is in liverpool. good afternoon to you, ben. clearly there was already a degree of separation between labour and the government on economic policy but i think it is fair to say after yesterday's mini budget that separation will be even starker. h0
separation will be even starker. i157 question, anita. it was a moment they really clarify that political choice that will face voters coming up choice that will face voters coming up the next election will redraw the political battle lines between the labour party and the government. it was a seismic moment and will frame a lot of the debate having him over the next few days. the labour party conference is i was a crucial moment it's clear that the circuit starts at where all the focus is on him and his passing and proposals they're putting forward and some of the questions he's going to confront as she came into the conference centre earlier this afternoon. it is still cranking up here. delegates are coming in and it kicks properly here tomorrow and early i caught up with the shadow cabinet minister lucy powell and asked for her reaction to yesterday's statement from the council. well, this budget, as it was a budget— well, this budget, as it was a budget in_ well, this budget, as it was a budget in all but name, we think it is taking _ budget in all but name, we think it is taking the country in the wrong
direction — is taking the country in the wrong direction if— is taking the country in the wrong direction. if you take the packages as a whole — direction. if you take the packages as a whole and what they are offering _ as a whole and what they are offering we think it is the wrong approach — offering we think it is the wrong approach because they are basically saying _ approach because they are basically saying that if you are very wealthy... they are basically saying that if you are very wealthy, we're going to give you more money back in pay packets, they're going to get rid of the 45p top rate of tax, they're going to give bankers bonuses. they believe firstly that that will stimulate growth, which we don't believe _ stimulate growth, which we don't believe in. — stimulate growth, which we don't believe in, and secondly that that growth _ believe in, and secondly that that growth will trickle down to everybody else, that just won't happen — everybody else, that just won't happen. we have had this economic experiment — happen. we have had this economic experiment here in the uk for the last 30 _ experiment here in the uk for the last 30 years and it hasn't worked for peopie — last 30 years and it hasn't worked for people here in liverpool in the north— for people here in liverpool in the north of— for people here in liverpool in the north of england over that 30 years and it— north of england over that 30 years and it wiii— north of england over that 30 years and it will work again. it is not the kind — and it will work again. it is not the kind of— and it will work again. it is not the kind of little need in this country— the kind of little need in this country we need growth in all parts of the _ country we need growth in all parts of the country for everyone and the benefits _ of the country for everyone and the benefits that be fairly shared. lucy powell confirmed _ benefits that be fairly shared. llcy powell confirmed labour's benefits that be fairly shared. ii_i,t}' powell confirmed labour's approach to those two text changes. labour will oppose in the house of commons the abolition of the top rate but it will support cutting the basic rate
from 20 cents in the pound 19p but i think what happens beyond that in terms of labour�*s tax proposal at the next election remains unclear and will be a big rush in the next election. the question first labour is how they can really differentiate their plans the economic growth which is not way where we should be. we have sclerotic stagnant growth in this country, cost—of—living crisis. the fundamentals both parties are facing the same but elusively they're standing very different. ever likely to be any internal flashpoints of so circuit starmer? heckled at the last conference, wasn't eh? —— forcer keir starmer —— wasn't eh? —— forcer keir starmer —— wasn't he? had to say, the left, jeremy corbyn's wing of the party and
momentum are certainly a presence here at the past, conference and are trying to get some of the measures they care most about and dominic debated here and we won't hear exactly what will be debated until tomorrow but for the most part quite united. keir starmer is not in any doubt right now and it looks like she is set until the next election but i think there are a number of issues we want to keep an eye on and when it clearly is the question of industrial unrest and strikes. as we know sir keir starmer has told his party to stay off the picket lines when it comes to the rail strikes happening and there are many in the party uncomfortable with that position and now they have seen the tax cuts and is where the government yesterday and the fact the very richest will benefit the most i think there will be an increasing pressure on labour leadership, many from the rest, it left of the party, when it comes to the question of public sector pay rises with abating
that should happen to side much more with public sector and strikers and perhaps he has done already. so this is one issue. another one that might crop up is that it's quite a rule, you move at the moment within the party to embrace proportional representation something come in the party for a number of years. some of the union leaders ink that is something labour should be investing as well and that could rumble through the conference as well. ben wriaht in through the conference as well. ben wright in liverpool. the independent think—tank, the resolution foundation, has published new analysis of the chancellor's announcements. its chief economist mike brewer gave me his assessment of the government's plan. well, this really was a budget that trashed previous treasury orthodoxy, i think. we could tell yesterday that kwasi kwarteng was spending large amounts of money, giving away so much money in tax cuts, without really thinking too hard about what that does to public finances. it is a growth or bust strategy, different from what we have seen before, and i think today it is clear that the distribution impacts are very different,
even from what we have seen from previous conservative chancellors. rishi sunak boosted universal credit when he was in charge, and the coalition government in the last decade always keen make sure that, keen to stress that those with the broadest shoulders were paying theirfair share. this was a budget with the distributional impact clearly where the biggest gains go to those with higher incomes. the resolution foundation has described this as a southern comfort mini—budget. has levelling up gone out the window? especially when you look at the announcements around stamp duty given the value of property in the south and south—east compared to other areas, it seems to me this would benefit people more because of property prices in the south—east. ultimately, if the government does get stronger economic growth, that could, of course, benefit all regions of the uk, but, yes, that stamp duty move,
first—time buyers in many poorer parts of the country don't pay any stamp duty already, so it does nothing to increase the threshold there, whereas the gain to a typical first—time buyer in london from yesterday's measures is about £6,000. even more striking is getting rid of the additional 45% tax rate. that's currently paid by about 600,000 people, and over half of those are in london and the south—east, so when we look at the regional winners and losers, it's very clear that the average gain for a household in london and the south—east is three times as high as the gain for households for households in, say, yorkshire and wales. it's an incredibly stark regional divide. you said to me a second ago that this is a growth or bust mini budget. what are your thoughts on the government's thinking behind all of this, and how much
of a gamble this is, given both the economic conditions domestically and internationally, when, you know, many, many other countries are looking at a situation without significant growth in the short term or medium term? well, we do need more faster growth. we've been in a low growth, kind of, doldrums for about 15 years now and that's reflected in low living standards, so we applaud the government's desire to try to grow the economy at a faster rate. what the gamble is, looking at lower taxes as the main way to get higher growth. that means it's ruling out things like investing in our infrastructure, investing in skills and productivity, our physical infrastructure. it is all about tax cuts to try to incentivise people to work more or companies to strive harder. there are other ways in which growth, you know, can be increased. and byjust relying on tax cuts, the gamble is with the nation's public finances,
and we see, we saw yesterday markets beginning to react against this, saying, "hang on, you can't borrow your way to prosperity forever." the headlines on bbc news... the chancellor kwasi kwarteng has defended his tax cuts aimed at boosting economic growth, saying they're fair for all, but it's receiving a mixed reaction from the public. the labour leader sir keir starmer arrives in liverpool ahead of his party conference, telling crowds he'll set out the dividing lines between labour and the new tory government. world powers condemn the self—styled referendums being held in parts of ukraine on whether to join russia sport and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's gavin. in football northern islands are taking on kosovo in a match where there is so much at stake. they are yet to win a nations league match in
14 yet to win a nations league match in 1a attempts and sit third in their league the game. all this there at the moment and defeat would leave them on the brink of a relegation play—off. later on, scotland take on the republic of ireland in their league b group. they sitting that the top spot after beating... again but manager steve clarke is managing expectations. psi but manager steve clarke is managing expectations-— but manager steve clarke is managing “mentions— expectations. at the moment we've achieved is — expectations. at the moment we've achieved is we _ expectations. at the moment we've achieved is we can't _ expectations. at the moment we've achieved is we can't get _ expectations. at the moment we've achieved is we can't get relegated l achieved is we can't get relegated from the group. that's the only thing we've achieved. we can finished third, second, first, so it is just to treat the irish game as well as we treated the game against ukraine to try and get the three points to make sure that we go to ukraine still in a good moment and still feel good about ourselves and looking for what would then be one point to qualify. abs, looking for what would then be one point to qualify-— looking for what would then be one point to qualify. a momentous day in women's football _ point to qualify. a momentous day in women's football to _ point to qualify. a momentous day in women's football to celebrate - point to qualify. a momentous day in women's football to celebrate now i women's football to celebrate now with a record derby at the emirates.
14,367 in attendance, beth mead carrying on her great run of form opened the scoring of minutes. second and third goals came in the second half. raffaella sosa completed the half, two goals in a row now for arsenal in their players felt the power of the crowd today. you are so aware of it. you can hear now. it does make a bit of a difference to have atmosphere and obviously this summer at the euros z= the girls the gifts felt the girls felt that. i'm glad of the girls felt that. i'm glad that everyone has come thatis that is again that is wein and the performance . . the performance and . . the performance and get: . the performance and getzthze enjoy the performance and get the three points. we enjoy the performance and get the three points— game which made it very precession game which made it very difficult _ precession game which made it very difficult for — precession game which made it very difficult for tottenham to vessels but that — difficult for tottenham to vessels but that was our positioning that made _ but that was our positioning that made that. tottenham is a very good team _ made that. tottenham is a very good team but— made that. tottenham is a very good team but their press didn't look that aggressive today and i think that aggressive today and i think that was— that aggressive today and i think that was thanks to our positioning.
engiand's— that was thanks to our positioning. england's women are clinging on in the final 0di at lord's. already lost the series got off to a flying start, cape cross taking four wickets. inter200 start, cape cross taking four wickets. inter 200 and 44th and final 0di... bowled for a duck, england are out for 169 but made a final 0di... bowled for a duck, eng| the are out for 169 but made a final 0di... bowled for a duck, eng| the ball. ut for 169 but made a final 0di... bowled for a duck, eng| the ball. took 169 but made a final 0di... bowled for a duck, eng| the ball. took the but made a final 0di... bowled for a duck, eng| the ball. took the wicket ade a final 0di... bowled for a duck, eng| the ball. took the wicket as a th the he" tm" the chat ease early th the he" tm" the chat ee early wickets th the 53" tm" the ehet 33 early wickets can england lost early wickets can continue to struggle in the chase short while ago, 130 48 from 32 and short while ago, 130 48 from 32 overs. great britain won two more rowing goals at the championships this evening, women's dominated the race, finishing 2.32 seconds ahead of the netherlands. and then is also one falls as did the mixed coxed four and women's doubles goals. retained junior and road race title,
welsh rider attacked earlier the road cycling world championships in australia and went on to win by more than two minutes back to the second gold of the week after winning the time trial on wednesday. in the under 23 race britain's competitors took silver. it is all the store for now. despite that is all the spot for now, updates on the website and also updates on the super league final between saint helens and leagues which kicks off at this evening. all that information online. —— saint helens and leeds. ukrainians have reported armed soldiers going door—to—door in occupied parts of the country to collect votes for self—styled "referendums" on joining russia. the group of seven wealthiest nations has condemned what it says are sham referendums in those regions on whether they want to join russia. 0ur ukraine correspondent hugo bachega is in kyiv. western officials have dismissed this as a propaganda exercise, they say the result has already been decided by moscow,
and that this is going to be used by russia as an excuse to annex parts of ukraine. the fear here is that russia is going to say that these areas are now part of russia and that any attacks on those regions will be seen as an attack on russian territory. now, it's hard to get independent information from those areas, some residents say that soldiers are going door—to—door forcing people to vote, and in some towns ukrainian officials say that residents have been banned from leaving. now, speaking to the bbc, the eu foreign policy chief said the threats being made by the russian president should be taken seriously. i don't want to spread alarm, but certainly it's a dangerous moment, because the russian army has been pushed into a corner, and knowing putin, his reaction,
threatening using nuclear arms... yes, it's very much worrisome. yesterday president biden said any annexation of territory would be a flagrant violation of international law, and he said russia would pay a severe cost. hugo bachega reporting from kyiv. meanwhile, russians are continuing to leave the country in their thousands following president putin's announcement of mobilisation of at least 300,000 extra troops last week. a queue more than six miles long has been reported at the border between georgia and russia, as men attempt to avoid being called—up. officials in finland say the number of russians arriving there has more than doubled in the past week. 0ur correspondent reyhan demytrie is in tblisi. 0nline maps of the russian internet company, yandex, show that the queue on the russian side of the border is about eight kilometres long, but there are reports that congestion, traffic congestion
stretches back all the way to the nearest russian town, which is 30 kilometres away from the russia—georgia border crossing. people have been queueing for more than 24 hours. i've been in touch with one man who told me that he has spent more than 26 hours in the queue. he described the situation as chaotic. he said there were no food or toilet facilities. but the vast majority are desperate to escape being drafted. many of the travellers are of fighting age, and they want to leave the country because they don't want to be part of the ongoing mobilisation. there are limited options left for russians, where to go. at the moment, the border with kazakhstan and mongolia remains open. three baltic states have closed their borders for russians. in georgia, they do not
need a entry visa, and that's one of the reasons why so many are trying to come here, but once in georgia they're unlikely to get a warm welcome from the georgians because of the poor history of relations between these two countries. georgia and russia fought a war back in 2008, and many of those wounds are still not healed. georgians want to know why russians are escaping the country, why are they not staying in russia and not resisting vladimir putin and his war in ukraine? reyhan demytrie reporting. the home secretary, suella braverman, has written to police in england and wales, calling for a change in "culture and standards" in policing. in a letter, she says public trust has been shattered and that the police "spend too much time on symbolic gestures, "rather than actually fighting crime". earlier i asked leroy logan, former superintendent in the metropolitan police for his reaction to the home secretary's comments.
the police used to have the bandwidth to do all of this, especially in the macpherson inquiry in the late 90s and the recommendations that were rolled out during the labour government and the home secretaryjack during the labour government and the home secretary jack straw and others, labour home secretaries took ownership of this to ensure that you get the culture change everyone wants to see and you have to reflect an organisation that is more efficient in answering the needs of the diverse personnel. since efficient in answering the needs of the diverse personnel.— efficient in answering the needs of the diverse personnel. since we have had this government _ the diverse personnel. since we have had this government in _ the diverse personnel. since we have had this government in 2010, - the diverse personnel. since we have had this government in 2010, we - the diverse personnel. since we have. had this government in 2010, we have had this government in 2010, we have had this government in 2010, we have had this enforcement given type approach and this operation, operational interference which doesn't seem to help in any shape or form. in fact, doesn't seem to help in any shape or form. infact, we doesn't seem to help in any shape or form. in fact, we have got the record number of police services and special measures, trust and confidence is the lowest it's been, especially in the black community, so the source of interference is not needed. i don't think she really understands what quality diversity
and inclusion does. it makes an organisation less toxic in its culture and more efficient in dealing with the needs of the diverse public.— dealing with the needs of the diverse public. yes, because the home secretary _ diverse public. yes, because the home secretary says _ diverse public. yes, because the home secretary says in - diverse public. yes, because the home secretary says in her- diverse public. yes, because the | home secretary says in her letter diverse public. yes, because the l home secretary says in her letter i am dismayed by the perceived deterioration of confidence in the police which saying that to many of these have shattered public trust but how important is the symbolic gestures to actually building trust in the police? fsine gestures to actually building trust in the police?— in the police? one of the things a lot of politicians _ in the police? one of the things a lot of politicians don't _ in the police? one of the things a lot of politicians don't get - in the police? one of the things a | lot of politicians don't get because they never been police officers, they've never understood what the dynamics of the culture is and what the public sees reassurance is to build bridges and sometimes it is about showing a more reflective organisation. you're not going to a vesture organisation. you're not going to a vestu re worsen organisation. you're not going to a vesture worsen the problem and stop and search your way out of the problem and you've got to understand
early intervention problems. a lot of people think that is political correctness gone wrong and being woke and everything like that and have been heard to talk about this during the conservative leadership campaign dominic campaigns so i'm not surprised that she's come out with this very similar to what priti patel was saying but, in all in the state, until they understand what this all entails and reflective organisation that retains people who look like the public, they are better equipped to deal with the crime and safety and security issues on the long term so i would like to see less interference and that the police get on with theirjob. the police get on with their “0b. the home police get on with theirjob. the home secretary says vehicle theft, vandalism, drug fuelled crimes, other offences not being treated seriously enough. is it about how seriously enough. is it about how seriously police take these offences? is the home secretary suggesting, in your mind, that they are taking diversity and inclusion more seriously than offences like the one ijust listed? , they go
hand—in—hand. you can show diversity in an operational and strategic setting. see you got, as i said, and more reflective organisation, building bridges with the community and you get an information who not only prevents crimes but to solve crimes. people are more reassured to make a statement, go on an id parade and pull out the suspect and give evidence to court. all of these things are essential to policing so it's notjust one or the other. it is a combination of that and getting it right and getting it coordinated in a way that the community see you are an organisation that is for them and they are notjust doing things for the public as, like, arresting and stop and searching unnecessarily. briefly, as a starter in terms of the relationship between this new home secretary and the
police, your assessment? i think certain elements will like what she said in a similar to the federation like what priti patel said so i wouldn't be surprised that this buys into the playbook of the federation who makes the culture very toxic, i might add. so, in all honesty, it is the same old type of approach and it is not going to make things better. it might make things even worse. things better. it might make things even worse-— even worse. former met superintendent - even worse. former met superintendent leroy - even worse. former met - superintendent leroy logan. let's go back to reaction to yesterday's mini budget. earlier i spoke to matt downie, who's the chief executive of crisis uk, the national charity for homeless people. i asked him if there was anything in the budget to help this sector. yes, so budgets and mini budgets like this, we look for two things. we look to see whether there
is to be help for people who are in trouble, people in poverty and homelessness, that sort of safety net needed. or we look to see whether some of that is going to be prevented and people will be protected from falling into homelessness through welfare anything like that. this did neither of those things. we are now in a situation where we are seeing unprecedented levels of homelessness coming towards us. the private rented sector is, frankly, it disaster for people who are on low incomes at the moment. evictions have gone up really at record levels over the last year, government data has showed us that. rent levels have gone up for the highest level in 16 years. this is just a sort of a cocktail of disaster for people who really need help from the government, not to wait for growth to come at some point down the track, because the cost of living crisis is really about people's housing costs more than anything, and nothing
was in the mini statement yesterday that will help people. in terms of safeguards against evictions, for example, as we see this rising cost of living, what would you like to see on this issue specifically? well, the government has been promising for many years to make illegal the idea of no fault evictions, and they still haven't done it. that measure alone would really help. but i would say in the long term is people who use housing benefit to pay their rent have had that housing benefit frozen for so many years now, so private landlords don't want to take people on housing benefits, so that specific thing needs to change. housing benefit needs to go up to actually match the level of rent actually out there. without that, we'll see more and more people going to their councils needing help.
nearly 300,000 households last year went to their council for help. we will see more and more people on the streets. in london, rough sleeping is up 15%. this is not some future disaster for the winter or some future time — it is happening now. yesterday it was a huge missed opportunity to help people. finally, the government says that this was a fair—for—all mini budget. how do you square that with the picture of the story you are telling us about? i would invite kwasi kwarteng and liz truss to come to a homelessness service, orjust to any council housing office and see what's going on, because our welfare state is absolutely on his knees. there are people who, even though they are employed to help people, they can't find any housing to get into. even when they can, the rent is not enough to let that
tenant get in there. energy bills are almost a secondary concern for people whose very basic living arrangements are falling to pieces. this is nothing like a strategy to have everyone in society. even if growth gets us to a point where that is higher productivity, higher wages, it is really laughable that's going to affect the people that we see every day in our services any time soon. thank you very much. from the charity crisis. the literary world continues to pay tribute to the celebrated author, dame hilary mantel, who died at the age of 70. the double—booker prize winner was widely regarded as one of britain's greatest novelists, best—known for her trilogy about the rise and fall of thomas cromwell in tudor england. among those describing her as a genius is the author kate mosse who has been speaking to the bbc about what made her so special. she was incredibly clever and did not suffer fools lightly. she would be sitting quietly in the corner in a green room or book shop and she never drew attention to herself but
once in her presence she knew and she always had time to talk to young writers especially young women writers. i met her when she was shortlisted for a prize back in 2006. beyond black was about an ordinary woman who was psychic and it was this extraordinary gothic line behind the mundane everyday and i was able to interview her many times after that and you always learn something new from listening to three. her distinctive voice, no one had a voice like her and she would also have this playfulness. 0ne would also have this playfulness. one of the famous pictures is her standing on a windswept beach in a long keep with a hood and just kind of looking like a 1940s film star. she was just exceptional. and there are not many like that who just have the courage to be themselves and be the courage to be themselves and be
the writer that they want to be and always be available for anyone wanting support. she was great. anyone who has not yet read hilary mantel with the first paragraph of wolf hall. it is a boy being beaten down in the mud and that sounds grim but the point is you feel somehow every blow and know what it smells like you're inside that child looking out on this cruel world that he finds himself in. that was the genius but in a matter of sentences she could create an entire universe. kate moss contributed hilary mantel. a gym in cornwall is harnessing the power of boxing to help improve the lives of people with parkinson's. club members with the condition — who call themselves the parky blinders — say special training sessions are helping with some symptoms of the disease. andy birkett has been speaking to some of them.
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you are doing and it genuinely sounds fantastic. i wish you all the best and i hope to see you soon. god bless. don't be fooled, it is not all exercise, the sessions usually end with cake. the social network that people have created around the group is so satisfying, because there seem to be a little bit of a gap in that. also, i havejust made lovely friends. it is fantastic, especially afterwards when we socialise, you learn so much more about them, their medication, how it affects them. then i can tailor what we do to assist them. it is almost like a one—to—one session within the group. having secured funding, this pilot scheme got the green light at the start of the year. the parky blinders are hoping to branch out and offer other activities for people with the disease. but i suspect cake will be involved, whatever they do. andy burkett, bbc news.
coming up we have the main teatime news with ben brown — but first — 15 celebrities, fourjudges, one glitterball trophy — that's right, strictly�*s 20th season is officially upon us. contestants in the class of 2022 have been paired with their professional partners and are ready to compete on the dancefloor live tonight for the first time. sophie van brugen has been speaking to three of the couples vying for their place in the strictly history books. five times paralympic gold medallist, ellie simmonds! the much anticipated return of the show meant fans were finally able to find out which of the celebrities and professionals had 333n peir3dieg3th3re people who tuned to watch eastenders star rose ayling—ellis become
i think it's amazing, and like we saw so, i'm all for all the changes, and i think it's brilliant. it'sjust being relatable, being able to look at the screen and go, that's somebody that looks and speaks like me, whatever. it's being able to relate to that, i think and i couldn't fit it in." they asked me once — yes, please! straightaway. always wanted to do it — the hair, the clothes, the make—up. the dancing... and, also, my mother
is beside herself with excitement, absolutely delighted. i'm looking forward tojust being part of this show and giving it all, and just learning as i go — and that's all i can do. also, remember, it's an entertainment show, so have fun while you're doing it. we're both high energy — she's mad as a box of energy, but we're both very driven and we want to do the best we can. don't take ourselves too seriously, but take the dance seriously. we have a bit of fun, but when it comes to the rehearsal room... always say "oh, you're doing great, don't worry about it." afterwards, as well, i remember tess when i did my first little interview with her the reveal show, she was like, "oh, that was great," and i thought, 0k,
nice little seal of approval there. so, yeah, they really calm your nerves and they're very warm. anton du beke is now a permanent member of thejudging panel, replacing bruno tonioli. the professional dancers are hoping they won't put a foot wrong. all of them are very picky, but also nice, you know. if i made shirley happy, i think i would die on the spot. i would say craig, only because i've never in my six years of being on this show gotten a ten from craig. are you scared of craig? i love him, but i'm scared of him as well. i'm not scared of him. just flirt with the judges. it's quite simple — just to got to give them a bit
good evening. the labour leader, sir keir starmer, has arrived in liverpool ahead of the start of the party's annual conference. he's condemned the package of tax cuts unveiled yesterday by the chancellor, calling them "tory casino economics" which he says are gambling with the finances of every family in the country.
the government insists its package of measures, including scrapping the top rate of income tax, will help kick—start economic growth. here's our political correspondent iain watson. labour has been out of power for more than a decade but they now believe their political fortunes could be turning around. just as their party conference gets under way, liz truss has made the political dividing lines with the opposition far more stark. applause arriving in liverpool, the labour leader believes this will work to his advantage. after 12 long years of tory failure, didn't they just show their true colours yesterday? crowd: yes! and earlier, the party's deputy leader argued that yesterday's tax—cutting, not so mini budget, had now given labour an opportunity to set out a distinct vision on the economy. the conservatives have failed to grow our economy over 12 years and now we are seeing
that there is a last—ditch attempt at going for the risky strategy byjust helping those at the top. i don't believe that will give us the growth and investment we need for the future or will help those that are working hard today. over loudspeaker: my city, my people, my heart. - my city, my people, my heart. but not everything in the wider labour movement is harmonious. keir starmer has told his senior mps to stay away from picket lines but not far from his conference a strike has flared up at liverpool docks. the people on the picket line here are members of unite, the union that gives more money to the labour party than any other. that union's leader met keir starmer in recent days and what she wants to see is a more ambitious economic policy from him and perhaps, unsurprisingly, far more support for striking workers. i think he wants to make it very clear that he's supporting workers and the reality is actions will speak louder than words. for me, jam tomorrow does not pay the bills as far as workers are concerned.
and therefore, today is the time they are struggling, today is the time they are on the picket lines, today is the time that they want labour to put their arm around them. this is a crucial conference for us on the left... and left—wing delegates are pushing for a motion to be debated that would support mps joining picket lines and which would call for pay rises to be at or above inflation. but keir starmer will be keen to show that his party has emerged from the political storms of thejeremy corbyn era, and that the clear blue water in british politics is now between government and opposition. iain watson, bbc news, liverpool. a leading think tank — the resolution foundation — has said that middle income earners stand to lose the most money from the tax policies announced yesterday by the government, with the very richest benefiting most. but the government insists the tax cuts are fair to all and will get the economy growing. our business correspondent marc ashdown reports. a bit more money for everyone
will get businesses investing and people spending, that is the government's aim, but at this market in buckinghamshire there is scepticism about who will benefit most from these tax cuts. well, the higher end will be a lot better off, but the lower end, is it a penny? it's nothing. considering the cost of living and inflation and the bills. it will take six months to kick in, really, and to see if it does help. so, hopefully it does. according to the thinktank the resolution foundation the top 5% of earners will overall be about £2,500 better off, while the lowest 5% will be about £9 worse off, but the middle fifth of earners, labelled by some as the squeezed middle, will be about £780 worse off. this was a budget where the distributional impact was clearly, the biggest gains goes to those who have the highest incomes. it's a growth or bust strategy which is certainly different to what we have seen before. a lot of what was announced yesterday was simply reversing planned tax rises,
personal and corporate, and ministers insist these plans will grow the economy for everyone. we're not into the politics of envy where we deliberately penalise people who have been working hard. we want to cut taxes for everybody. the danger, by the way, if you have tax rates that are too high, for either companies or individuals, you drive them away. the previous chancellor froze the basic rate at which everyone starts paying tax which, with inflation so high, is currently leaving everyone worse off. treasury insiders confirm that might now be looked at as part of a wider review of all taxes. a full budget could be on the cards before the year is out. the chancellor might not be done with tax cuts just yet. marc ashdown, bbc news. we can speak to iain watson at labour's conference now. iain, this conference an opportunity for kier starmer�*s to present his alternative to the government's economic plan?
hugely important. i spoke early and talked about the cliche, clear blue water between the parties, and the gulf between them is as wide as the mersey, and keir starmer is thinking it might bejust mersey, and keir starmer is thinking it might be just enough to oppose what liz truss is doing because the political essay question after this week is what they would do differently. new policies are being promised but today labour had to clarify that they were not against a cut in the basic rate of tax, the government policy, and with people potentially seeing them as the alternative party of government, they have got to get details right, so there's a lot at this week. —— there's a lot at stake this week. iain watson, many thanks. and both the labour leader and the chancellor will be on sunday with laura kuenessberg tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock. russian troops are reported to be going door to door in occupied regions of ukraine, forcing people to vote in a series of so—called "referendums" onjoining russia. the g7 group of wealthiest nations has condemned what it says are sham referendums and ukraine has dismissed the process as a farce. 0ur ukraine correspondent james waterhouse reports. russia's version of their so—called referendums. a free and fair democratic process where ukrainians in kherson decide whether they want to join russia. but, on the same spot today, in the city centre, it's deserted. ukrainian officials have posted footage like this. loud knocking apparently ballots being taken door—to—door, with the support of armed men. on this unverified cctv clip, a man is asked what apartment he is from. "i don't live here." "are you sure?" "yes", he says. he carries on down without
looking over his shoulder. we have spoken to several people under russian occupation. outgoing dialling tone hello. including natalia — not her real name. nice to hear you, too. a producer has voiced her words. what are your friends and family thinking about this? do they want to go and vote? translation: all of my friends are against the referendum. - because we are sure that the referendum will be rigged. we don't understand why we should answer the question that is written on the ballots. we don't want to be part of russia. driven by losses on the battlefield and growing criticisms back home, the kremlin wants to legitimise its presence in ukraine, while threatening an escalation if ukraine keeps pushing back. this isn't about democracy. it's a move straight out of the russian playbook. the result will be what
russia needs it to be. and ukraine is calling on the world to see right through it. james waterhouse, bbc news, in kyiv. it's been a record—breaking day in women's football, with arsenal beating tottenham at the emirates, in front of the biggest crowd seen at a super league match. and they watched the home side completely dominate their north london rivals to win 4—0. jane dougall reports. always an electric atmosphere at a north london derby. this one magnified by the 47,000 strong crowd. a new record in the women's super league. and it wasn't long before they were on their feet, as arsenal favourite beth mead scored in the first five minutes. that set the tone. the home side had chance after chance. and while arsenal showed their quality, tottenham made mistakes. a gift for vivianne miedema. commentator: she's
through on goal here. | it's vivianne miedema! she was never going to miss that. was there a way back in the second half for tottenham? perhaps not. arsenal's brazilian signing rafaelle delighting the crowd. then, a well worked corner left miedema little to do to make it four and take the win. this record—breaking crowd undoubtedly galvanising the players and showing how much women's football is growing. you're so aware of it. we can hear them singing now. it does make a bit of a difference, to have that atmosphere. obviously, in the summer at the euros, the england girls felt that. i'm glad everyone has come out today to show that support again. so, a match to forget for tottenham, but the numbers in the stands means it will be written into history, for arsenal, their fans, and the wsl. jane dougall, bbc news. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. we're back with the late
news at 10.30 tonight. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. hello. this is bbc news. let's return to reaction to the government's mini budget yesterday — and stamp duty tax in england and northern ireland is to be cut for some buyers. the minimum price to pay stamp duty has risen from £125,000 to £250,000.
there'll also be discounted stamp duty for first—time buyers for properties costing up to £625,000 — up from £500,000. martin roberts is a presenter and property expert. i asked him how this would affect the housing market. the property market is pretty hot. with everything that happened during covid has confounded most well—known experts. i think people are fearful that this could just be another log on the fire that has property prices. personally i do not think that. everyone hates stamp duty and they have got rid of it, not completely but this will help first—time buyers and is more reflective of what is happening in the property market in terms of the
average price of property. so i think first—time buyers will get some help and people looking to move. everyone hated stamp duty so if the government can somehow do without the money from that than fantastic. e, without the money from that than fantastic. ., ., , without the money from that than fantastic. ., , ., , ., fantastic. for those people who currently cannot _ fantastic. for those people who currently cannot afford - fantastic. for those people who currently cannot afford a - fantastic. for those people who currently cannot afford a home | fantastic. for those people who i currently cannot afford a home or they are saving hard to get on the property ladder that will help them but does it depend on where you are, is their original variation because of relative prices of property in different parts of the country? if different parts of the country? if you look at the average price in certain parts of the country where you can still buy a two bed terrace for £90,000 compared to places we know where it is very expensive were the same would cost you 800,000. we still have those discrepancies in the uk. so perhaps the people buying at the lower end were already
covered but as i said with the rising average price of property now around £270,000, the average person buying an average house is now hopefully especially for a first—time buyer is not going to have to pay this tax which is just that little bit extra. we are talking relatively, in the few thousand pounds but when you save hard and have all other bills to pay them not having to pay that will really help people. he them not having to pay that will really help people.— really help people. he said the ro -e really help people. he said the prepertv market _ really help people. he said the property market is _ really help people. he said the property market is hot, - really help people. he said the property market is hot, if - really help people. he said the property market is hot, if thisl property market is hot, if this fuels demand for houses but housing stock is not growing then will it drive up prices and also help people who can afford perhaps to buy a second property not necessary to live in but as an investment and so reducing the number of properties available to those looking to get on the property ladder in the first place? i
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obviously one of the things that we are seeing happening is rental prices will be. so people want to get out of that and even with the increase in mortgage costs to get themselves into the housing market. i think this is just a help and personally i applaud him for doing it. a, personally i applaud him for doing it. ., , , personally i applaud him for doing it. , ., personally i applaud him for doing it. martin roberts. now time for a look forecast with darren. some colder and stronger went on the way for the beginning of next week. today it has been sunshine and a scattering of showers. most of those affecting england and wales but this evening and overnight we see them decaying. sky is clear across many parts of the country. with clear skies we will find temperatures dropping away quickly. called at the last night. not as cold in the north—west of scotland as we are closer to this area of low pressure
will be picking up on the low pressure has an impact on sunday into monday. sunday starts dry and sunny and chilly across england and wales with cloud building up. some showers in scotland and northern ireland. getting windy in northern ireland. getting windy in northern ireland and scotland with some tales in the north—west. and temperatures similar to today about 15, 17 degrees. and we see the weather fronts bringing bursts of rain quickly down across the uk during tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. then following on from that stronger went, a northerly wind bring colder air all the way down from iceland. so feeling on monday. the overnight rain soon clears through the english channel and then sunshine and showers. the bulk of the showers in the north and east of scotland is driving down the north sea coasts and a windy day, up to gale force in
the north of scotland and we could see some snow on the tops of the scottish mountains. temperatures remaining in single figures in the afternoon. elsewhere 15 or 16 degrees but colder in the wind. still windy heading into tuesday with low pressure heading toward scandinavia. in weatherfront with low pressure heading toward scandinavia. in weather front moving in from the atlantic. most of the showers pushed away from north sea coasts but will continue in the north of scotland. some patchy rain in northern ireland, wales and the south—west were sunshine in between. still quite windy and temperatures around 11, 13 degrees.
this is bbc news. the headlines at six... the chancellor kwasi kwarteng has defended his tax cuts aimed at boosting economic growth, saying they're fair for all, but it's receiving a mixed reaction from the public. i think it probably will help, yes, to a degree, but depends what bracket you're in of course in terms of income. i mean, does that even touch the sides? i don't know. we'll see. the labour leader sir keir starmer arrives in liverpool ahead of his party conference, telling crowds he'll set out the dividing lines between labour and the new tory government. this conference is our chance to sit out the alternative, to make our
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