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england and wales kick off their world cup campaigns in qatar today but their captains won't now wear armbands against discrimination. it comes after fears that harry kane and gareth bale would be booked if they wear the one love armbands. other european teams have also decided not to wear them. fans sing: ..pagie's on fire! fans across wales get behind their team ahead of its first world cup tournament in more than 60 years. we'll be live in doha with the latest — with england's footballers less than 90 minutes away from their opening game. also in the programme... the prime minister addresses the employers�* organisation the cbi, with calls to allow more immigration to boost growth.
after a fire in nottingham in which two children died, a man is arrested on suspicion of murder. and how a non—surgical treatment for club foot — usually for babies — is now helping teenagers in africa. good morning. the captains of england, wales and other european teams at the world cup will not now wear a one love armband promoting diversity and inclusion — because of the threat they would be booked. england are just 90 minutes away from their opening game against iran, while wales play the united states this evening. our sports correspondent natalie pirks is in doha, with the latest — natalie.
this is a decision that has been described as unprecedented. in september the fa wrote to fifa asking for permission to wear this one love armband, featuring colours similar to the rainbow flag. fever never responded to the request and yesterday harry kane said they would go ahead and he would wearing it be and they would take the fine. overnight it has become clear fever would impose sporting sanctions on any captains who wore it including wales�*s gareth bale for a breach of kit regulation. in a joint statement the nation is all said, we cannot put our players into the situation where they might be booked or even forced to leave the field of play. it has left them frustrated and disappointed and they say they will now show their support in other ways. as you can imagine fans groups
have responded angrily, the football supporters is a division said they felt betrayed and it was a yellow card to players and a red card to tolerance. players for england and wales bill be hoping to put that behind them and focus on the football. john watson looks at how both teams are gearing up—to—date. we are under way with fireworks and fanfare. one of the most controversial world cups in history has begun. having arrived in qatar less than a week ago, it is england who are up next. and by the look of it, they don't appear to be feeling the pressure. they have, though, been feeling the heat and kick off against iran in their opening match at one o'clock. gareth southgate hoping he can improve on their run to the semifinals four years ago. the aim is to go that one step further. amongst ourselves as a group, we have talked about those big picture aims. but you really have to get the start point right,
and we've got to play well against iran and start in a positive way. start to take the country on anotherjourney with us. and that is our focus now. wales last qualified back in 1958. a goal from a 17—year—old pele knocking them out of the quarterfinal stage. archive: watch this - magnificent goal by pele. such tremendous control. 15 world cups would pass before they would qualify again. and after such a long wait, a nation will be gripped when they play the usa at seven o'clock. as a kid you dream of seeing wales in a world cup but to actually be in the team that achieves it is an incredible feeling, and an honour to be able to do it for our country. despite the distance and the cost, thousands of fans had made the trip out to qatar and had been revelling in the occasion. i think we are going to win the whole thing! i think you have to, don't you? it is either going to be 5—0, or0—0, ifeel. it could either go really well
or could be quite nervy. ijust can't believe - i'm here, to be honest. i keep pinching myself every day. it is the passion and emotion that makes a world cup so unique. the biggest prize in world football. and as the atmosphere now builds, so do the hopes of every fan. cheering. john watson, bbc news. there are lots of fans who haven't made it out to qatar. our correspondent danjohnson is with some of them in manchester. dan. this is a huge warehouse in manchester, an old session converted into a fun park that can hold 6500. people starting to gather, still a couple of hours from kick—off. chris was the first through the doors, you are keen. yes, i saw it advertised on social media _ yes, i saw it advertised on social media and — yes, i saw it advertised on social media and really happy to be here. what _ media and really happy to be here. what do _ media and really happy to be here. what do you think about the
controversy around this world cup, does it overshadow the football? for me i am here to watch football, and enjoy— for me i am here to watch football, and enjoy it — for me i am here to watch football, and enjoy it it with my mates. it is and enjoy it it with my mates. it is a world _ and enjoy it it with my mates. it is a world cop. — and enjoy it it with my mates. it is a world cup, england are playing, i am looking — a world cup, england are playing, i am looking forward to the football. does it _ am looking forward to the football. does it feel it has the same excitement? i does it feel it has the same excitement?— does it feel it has the same excitement? ~' ., , excitement? i think when it does kick off. excitement? i think when it does kick off- it _ excitement? i think when it does kick off. it has _ excitement? i think when it does kick off. it has sneaked - excitement? i think when it does kick off. it has sneaked up - excitement? i think when it does kick off. it has sneaked up on - excitement? i think when it does| kick off. it has sneaked up on us. really— kick off. it has sneaked up on us. really looking forward to it, kick off is _ really looking forward to it, kick off is just — really looking forward to it, kick off isjust an hour —and—a—half awax — away. what chances away. — what chances are you giving away. what chances are you --ivin en-land? what chances are you giving england? ithink— what chances are you giving england? ilhink we _ what chances are you giving england? i think we will win capped today, we should _ i think we will win capped today, we should beat them. i should beat them. iwill— should beat them. i will go 3—0. hopefulfor i will go 3—0. hopeful for the i will go 3—0. hopefulfor the rest of i will go 3—0. hopeful for the rest of the tournament? i hopeful for the rest of the tournament?— hopeful for the rest of the tournament? ~ ., tournament? i hope so. we are quite short odds to — tournament? i hope so. we are quite short odds to win _ tournament? i hope so. we are quite short odds to win it, _ tournament? i hope so. we are quite short odds to win it, bookies - tournament? i hope so. we are quite short odds to win it, bookies are - short odds to win it, bookies are never— short odds to win it, bookies are never really wrong. let us hope we can repeat — never really wrong. let us hope we can repeat what we have done in the last four _ can repeat what we have done in the last four years. some optimism here. people now ready to watch some football. thank you very much, danjohnson. hywel griffith is also in doha following the wales squad. and hywel, what a moment tonight for wales when they step
out on to the pitch — their first world cup tournament for 64 years. yes, ina yes, in a journey that has lasted decades, we are nowjust hours away from kick—off. speaking to the players they use the term surreal for the fact they are the chosen ones to represent wales at a world cup. speaking to the fans who are arriving, early this morning, a sentiment they echo, some can't quite believe it will happen. one or two telling me this is the moment they wanted before they died, one friend had to remind them they have three games in the world cup. they are enjoying themselves, the red wall is assembling. they have had to go through the same ethical questions, and questions of expense. but everyone saying this is the moment they did not want to miss. again this evening, wales play the
usa, a tough athletic team who promised to play aggressively against wales. but that is something they can soak up. the manager wants them to enjoy this moment on the world's biggest stage. for insights on the issues surrounding the world cup,... including the one love armbands row you can listen to the newscast podcast with adam fleming and bbc political editor chris mason. search for newscast on bbc sounds. the uk should use immigration to solve worker shortages and boost economic growth, that's according to the boss of the uk's biggest business group, the confederation of british industry. tony danker has called on politicians to be "practical" about immigration at the cbi's conference in birmingham. our political correspondent alex forsyth joins us from there now. this gathering of business leaders
at the cbi conference is an annual event but takes on extra significance given the bleak economic picture outlined by the chancellor. it might be unsurprising much of the focus is on how businesses can grow given the uk is facing recession, inflation is rising, the state of public finances. the boss of the cbi has said the government needs to do some things to help businesses, he talks about planning, the regulatory environment, and immigration. he suggested there needed to be more work is allowed in from overseas to address the skills shortages crippling certain sectors. when the prime minister was asked about this he gave no indication the government would look at that specifically come he talked about a visa system for the best and brightest, his focus he said was on tackling illegal immigration. it is right to ensure that the united kingdom is a beacon for the world's best and brightest
from around the world. you heard me talk about that in this speech. i want to make sure that we can win the global race for talent. and i am unapologetic for wanting to deliver an immigration system which is highly competitive for the best and brightest. and that is what we will deliver. but i think the most pressing priority right now is tackling illegal migration and that is what i am determined to fix. the premise that was asked about the trade relationship with the eu after speculation there might be some closer arrangement like the swiss deal. numberio ruled closer arrangement like the swiss deal. number 10 ruled that out and when rishi sunak was asked, he was clear saying under his leadership there would be nothing that evolved closer alignment with the eu. still questions over future tried and —— trade and migration policies. alex forsyth, in birmingham. police in nottingham have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a fire in which two young children died and a woman was critically injured. the blaze began in the early hours of yesterday morning. the two girls who died were aged one and three. our correspondentjo black
joins us from nottingham. we are five miles outside nottingham city centre in clifton and you can see behind me the first floor flat where there is fire took place in the early hours of sunday. you can still see some fire damage to the property. as you were saying, two children, two little girls, one aged one, one aged three, died. their mother who is 28 years old is in a critical condition in hospital. the investigation that took place after this from the fire service and police service established this fire was set deliberately and late last night a 31—year—old man from clifton was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. karl thomas, a neighbourhood inspector, was here today talking to the media and he said there were no big updates that the force were doing everything they could to getjustice for the family
and asked for anybody with any information to assist the investigation and to come forward. jo black, in nottingham. nhs leaders in scotland have discussed a radical plan that would make wealthy people pay for health service treatment. it would mean abandoning the founding principles of the nhs that make it free for all. our scotland editor james cook is in glagow. james. that is right, this is a minute of a meeting held by nhs chief executives in september and they appear to have discussed all sorts of ideas for the reform of the nhs, most controversially, that suggestion there could be a two tier service where those who can afford to go private. but also plenty of other ideas apparently on the table including cutting the funding of new drugs, perhaps restricting access to
free prescriptions which are state funded in scotland, and also, discharging patients from hospital earlier is one possibility even if that lead to increased risk. the most controversial has been immediately knocked down by the scottish government, nicola sturgeon telling us that the founding principles of the nhs are not up for discussion, and the prime minister echoing those points in his speech this morning as well. so what we have here is perhaps an indication from within the nhs that there is a very serious crisis and that something significant does need to change even if the politicians say it won't be significant, such as completely —— as significant as completely —— as significant as completely abandoning the founding principles of the nhs. thank you. up to 46 have been killed and 700 injured after a 5.6—magnitude earthquake struck the main indonesian island of java, a local official said.
the tremor could be felt in the capitaljakarta about 60 miles away, where people in tall buildings were evacuated. officials have warned the death toll could rise and of possible aftershocks. every year 200,000 babies are born with club foot — which means they have twisted feet. today cape town hosts the first conference on african soil about how to treat it better. in senegal, where only 20% of cases get treated, experts have perfected a technique which uses multiple plastercasts to coax the feet into position. here's our global health correspondent naomi grimley. at ia, sirinya relies on his mother to take him to clinic. but she'll do whatever it takes for a son who was born with both feet twisted inwards. he has club foot, a congenital condition affecting one in 800.
this is how he used to walk. he's always dreamed of being a footballer. translation: some people said that he wouldn't walk, _ that he was incurable. in school, kids teased him about his feet. one time he refused to go to class for three days. it caused me real heartache. senegalese medics are among those leading the way in treating older children using this so—called ponseti method. before a child who had already learned to walk on a twisted foot might have been told surgery was the only option, whereas this is mostly non—invasive. in another clinic outside the capital they're identifying cases as early as possible. the medical team rely on word of mouth to get parents to bring their babies in. translation: this child
is only 13 days old. - this is her second cast, so this means she has received treatment from the start of her life. it makes healing easier and the feet are very flexible when they are young. the thing about club foot treatment is it's super cheap and actually very easy, it doesn't even need highly—trained doctors, physiotherapists can do it too. a week later, sirinya is back at the clinic to have the 20th pair of casts taken off. a minor operation was also required to release the achilles tendon now each foot is in position. he will need physiotherapy to learn to walk again, but look at the progress on his feet. that dream of playing football is coming within reach. naomi grimley, bbc news, dakar.
the world cup and is a moment of history for wales. our correspondence spent a morning in the school were the wales manager rob page used to go and where staff and pupils were looking forward to the big match. the former pupil will lead to his squad onto the pitch against the usa and everyone here is behind him. we are so lucky to work with them every day, but what an inspiration. got to dream big to achieve these dreams. , . , got to dream big to achieve these dreams. , ., , ., , ., got to dream big to achieve these dreams. , .,, .,, ., . ,, dreams. this was robert page back then and today _
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of wales. this band of rain moving slowly north—eastwa rd of wales. this band of rain moving slowly north—eastward through the day, but some wet weather for parts of england and wales, particularly wet across northern ireland, brighter for wet across northern ireland, brighterfor much of wet across northern ireland, brighter for much of scotland with a few showers but after such a cold start, temperatures topping out at around six celsius. further south, highs of ii or 12. the pressure in charge at the moment. this now, centred here, taking rain a little further northwards but that then stores, with this area of low pressure squeezing the isobars together to give a swathe of gales across south—west england going through the night with plenty of showers in the mix as well. temperatures not quite as low as last night although some places, you will see the play on the chart, seeing a touch of frost. into tomorrow, showery and wendy, or the channel islands in the south of england, this band of rain workings way across eastern scotland. elsewhere, it could be a bit murky across central england and eastern wales but that murky cloud tending
to break up and we will see spells of sunshine. temperatures between 6-11 of sunshine. temperatures between 6—11 celsius and not as windy as 6—ii celsius and not as windy as today. that the pressure will dominate the weather through this week so there will be more bouts of heavy rain and brisk winds but as the low pressure centre is drift to the low pressure centre is drift to the north, that will allow something a little milder. so temperatures through wednesday into thursday lifting a little bit and not feeling quite as chilly. that's all from the bbc news at one. so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are. first, we need to