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' full-time work experience she is now full—time in newmarket. and graduate of a pilot scheme tackling a major shortage of stable star. why the shortfall? we have massive growth in the number of horses in training 1015 years ago and the staff shortage at the time was offset by being able to bring people in, we had eastern european and we were able to bring people in on work visas from outside the eu and principally from india and pakistan. but the coalition government in 2011 put a stop to those outside the eu and that is what caused the shortage. newmarket has become victim of its own success. a number of racehorses in training has grown by 2%a of racehorses in training has grown by 2% a year for more than a decade and are now 3000 horses and numbering 1800 stable star. that is a quarter the seven thousand 500 employed in british racing. newmarket is unique, there is a real focus for employers so the shortage, it really is felt quite strongly. we
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think around 500 short based on the numberof think around 500 short based on the number of vacancies that we see and the numberof number of vacancies that we see and the number of new entrants we see registering in the industry each year. so the british horse racing authority is launching a new four weeks entry to employment programme working alongside the british racing school in newmarket. they're offering students at the equine colleges in the uk a chance to make their passion into a career. riding racehorses is a very different skill to riding other horses, the analogy is rather like you can ride, you can drive a ford fiesta but can you drive a ford fiesta but can you drive a ford fiesta but can you drive a ferrari. and racehorses are the formula 1 racing and so this scheme looks to take that basic level of skills and improve it such that they can progress onto a career in racing. with britain's decision to leave the eu, recruiting new staff will not get any easier. and this scheme is a good start. england beat new zealand by 87 runs
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to qualify for the champions trophy semifinals on the cricket. more reaction to that later on in bbc news. but for now that is all from the sport. bbc newsbeat will host this evening the last tv debate before the election. politicians from the seven main parties will be facing questions from a young audience, ranging from security and health to brexit and jobs. jonathan blake is bbc newsbeat‘s political editor, and joins me live from manchester. younger voters are notorious for not turning up to the polls. do you discern more enthusiasm perhaps this time around especially after the turnout during the referendum which was around 65%? yes that is right
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and what you have seen during this campaign is definitely perhaps more engagement than usual from younger voters in terms of the issues that have been discussed, coming so soon as did after that brexit referendum you mentioned where turnout amongst under 25 was unusually high. i think we're going to hear from the audience in manchester the right a lot of passion because we talk about young voters being apathetic a lot of the time. but having gone around the uk in this campaign talking to mainly under 25 is about how going to vote and why they are not, a lot of them care about the issues and ca re of them care about the issues and care about low wages or the chance of going to university or equal rights, but what turns them off often is the language of politics and the performances we see on the tv and radio during election campaigns. so you might hear some frustration i think from the audience tonight in manchester at how politicians all too often do not reach out to be younger voters do not reflect the interests and
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opinions and do not listen to what they have to say. so i think the seven politicians turning up tonight to ta ke seven politicians turning up tonight to take part in debate are pretty brave, to be honest. should be good. thank you. and you can watch the full newsbeat election debate live here on the bbc news channel at 8.30, and then on bbc one following the regional and national news, at 10110. a man has been shot and wounded by police in paris after he attacked an officer with a hammer outside notre dame cathedral. hundreds of visitors we re dame cathedral. hundreds of visitors were inside at the time. french authorities have opened a terrorism investigation. the latest now from hugh schofield in paris. no doubt that this was terror related?” hugh schofield in paris. no doubt that this was terror related? i do not think there is any doubt. we can explore what kind of terrorism, whether a so—called lone wolf or whether a so—called lone wolf or whether it was part of a wider plot. but i do not think there is any doubt that the man had islamist
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intentions. the interior ministry told us he shouted out, this is for syria. he was attacking a policeman with a hammer. and there has also been an unattributed source close to the investigation saying he had on the investigation saying he had on the way to hospital said that he was a soldiers of the caliphate. so does seem there is no doubt that this man motivated by islamist ideas. whether 01’ motivated by islamist ideas. whether or not the theory which i've heard that this is some kind of spill—over, knock—on effect from the london attacks, that is one theory. the idea that you have some major event which dominates the media and that in some way gets into the brain of people who are inclined to act on their own and they see that this is their own and they see that this is the trigger they need. that is one idea. we will have to find out when the man is properly questioned as he will be. we do know he was carrying
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on him papers suggesting he is an algerian man and someone registered asa algerian man and someone registered as a student in france. thank you for that. let's ta ke let's take a look at all the weather news. today was not a pretty picture. some really strong wind and bad rain. let's talk first about that wind, gusts in excess of 60 miles an hour and many reports of branches and trees coming down causing some problems. and of course that rain came down in sheets across so many parts of the country. this is that weather system, a lot of strong wind. the strongest just weather system, a lot of strong wind. the strongestjust towards the south. still pretty breezy through this evening, but eventually the wind dies down across many western areas. dame wendy through the night
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across the east of scotland and along the north sea coast. —— staying windy. and by the time the rain clears eastern parts of scotla nd rain clears eastern parts of scotland we may have seen up to 100 millimetres of rain in some areas. below tomorrow still quite close to us, just about brushing eastern areas of the uk. but further west and south it is a lot quieter. tomorrow morning will be just such a different start to the day. the sun will be out, it will feel fresh. compared to what we had this morning. apart from northern and eastern scotland and the far north—east of england where we still have wind and rain around. that will ta ke have wind and rain around. that will take time for this level to pull out of the way before the weather opens up of the way before the weather opens up and clears up. but not for long, thatis up and clears up. but not for long, that is just a window of good weather because the next low— pressure weather because the next low—pressure is moving again and will be reaching some of these
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south—western area is a little later on wednesday. so not everyone gets away with a completely dry day on wednesday and by evening in fact the crowd spilling back in again. the rain not quite as very busy time. and not quite so windy. and this u nsettled and not quite so windy. and this unsettled weather continues into thursday. the heaviest of the rain moving across these western and northern areas. not quite reaching northern scotland. and quite a temperature contrast, cool in scotla nd temperature contrast, cool in scotland but down in the south not farfrom 20 degrees. friday scotland but down in the south not far from 20 degrees. friday a few showers in some areas but essentially a fine day. and then this next loan moves through the uk during the course of the weekend. so whether going up and down, up and down over the next few days. winner, hello and welcome to one hundred days plus. in two days, brits will vote in an election that was never expected to be this close.
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with just over one day of campaigning left, this is a real contest with unpredictable results. with the race tight, both theresa may and jeremy corbyn are in theirfinal push with their final appeals to voters. every vote for me and the conservatives is a vote to strengthen my hand in those brexit negotiations. people are determined to show that this election can be woi'i to show that this election can be won by labour. in the london terror investigation, a third attacker is named and there are more questions about how the killers escaped detection. also it's another day of donald trump taking to twitter. the president weighs in on the escalating qatar crisis — saying that isolating the country could be the beginning of the end
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