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.:r ”w“ ‘ur wm; i‘e‘. will move on to discussing future relations. these are all tricky things, and on any one of them, the talks could falter. damien, thank you. a murder investigation has begun after the body of an 18—year—old woman, ellen higginbottom, was found in a country park in wigan. the discovery was made in orrell water park. ellen had been reported missing by her family on friday. police say she suffered a brutal attack, and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. attack, and are appealing for anyone in portugal, more than 60 people have died in a huge forest fire. the blaze was in a mountainous area in the middle of an intense heat wave. area in the middle it's thought the fire was sparked by lightning hitting a tree. here's paul adams. by lightning hitting a tree. is by lightning hitting a tree. a desperate, sometime! battle is a desperate, sometimes hopeless, battle against nature. seafaring heat, strong winds and low humidity — the worst possible conditions. large areas of central portugal now ablaze. this mountainous area is no
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stranger to forest fires, but these are some of the deadliest ever. the speed and ferocity of the flames catching people in their cars and homes. a woman's screams for her house. as the fire rages on several fronts, entire villages have been evacuated. officials are still not sure what remains. translation: we we re sure what remains. translation: we were inside the house, the fire was around us. the firefighters came to get us out because we could hardly breathe any more. as to whether the house burned or not, it must have, for sure. almost instantly, we saw the fire on the car, and within15 seconds at the most, the wind that the fire created lacked across to the fire created lacked across to the other side, and within 30 seconds, it was to the right, to the left, to the back of the car and you had no option but to keep driving into the fire. at times, the response has seemed chaotic, hundreds of firefighters working
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furiously since yesterday. some people say they have been left to fend for themselves while their homes burn. thick low—lying clouds of smoke make it hard for firefighting aircraft to work effectively. france and spain have sent their aircraft to help. as the death toll mounts, the goverment has declared three days of national mourning. with no signs of a break in the weather, this battle isn't over. paul adams, bbc in the weather, this battle isn't over. pauladams, bbc news. france is voting in the second and final round of parliamentary elections, with president emmanuel macron‘s new party expected to win a big majority. more than half of his republique en marche candidates, have never held public office. republique en marche candidates, but the party is expected to win as many as three—quarters of the seats in the national assembly. cricket, and pakistan have thrashed title—holders india by 180 runs to win the champions trophy at the oval on sunday. pakistan piled up 338—4 before dismissing their rivals for just 158. before dismissing their here's our sports correspondent, joe wilson.
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south correspondent, joe wilson. london, neutralterrito a south london, neutral territory for a rivalry, a relationship. cricket is common ground. this match, the sporting event of a year. it cost me £1000 for a fly, i am returning tonight, and £350 for a ticket. people are selling them for ridiculous prices. pakistan's journey was a surprising one and no one expected them to be here. last stop, the oval. india's first wicket wasn't. foot over the line, noble, not out. significant. fracas a man was the only one not cut out for a period. play until he is 100 and you might never match that feeling. pakistan managed to score 338. these
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two countries don't tour each other at the moment thanks to the political climate, so this final was like a political climate, so this final was likea summit political climate, so this final was like a summit meeting of sport. want to watch? find a roof. remember mohammed amir? corrupted, jailed, rehabilitated. he india before could start, three rapid wickets, including the captain, virat kohli. eight. ms dhoni, india's former captain, experience, powerful, and out. 54—5. hardik pandya was making pakistan worried. but what a way to go. india are wealthy and mighty, but that doesn't mean you always win. pakistan, world cricket's unpredictable, improbable champions. that's it. unpredictable, improbable champions. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel, and i'll be back with the late news at ten. now on bbc1, it's time for the news where you are.
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bye for now. for the news where you are. hello. this is bbc news. it's one of the bbc‘s most iconic programmes — with an audience of up to 2.5 million people a week. gardeners' world has turned 50. kay alexander has been rooting through the archives to find out why the show has experienced such enduring success. 50 years ago, the advent of colour television enabled the bbc to make a new horticultural programme and gardeners' world was born. it was presented by the legendary percy thrower from his garden near shrewsbury, the magnolias. good evening. september. the sun still shining. in my family, everything stopped dead for gardeners' world. my mother was a keen gardener and so was this little girl. i am still a big fan of the programme.
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peter seabrook was one of the presenters in the 19705 and is still a big influence in gardening today. percy thrower was god, and everybody watched every friday without question. and if percy showed a plant on his programme, then by 10am the next day, they would be sold out across the country. the effect was remarkable. in 50 years, there are a number of personalities who have made their name on gardeners' world, including geoff hamilton, whose garden, barnsdale, was one of the eight gardens used over the years. after geoff hamilton died in 1996, alan titchmarsh became the next main presenter. if this doesn't make you drool, nothing will. i think i am proud of having had a hand in gardeners' world and having been a part of its colourful history. my mission in life is to impress upon people the pleasure to be gained from growing things and the importance of keeping our planet green. it is the sharp end of looking
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after the planet, gardening. since the programme debuted in 1967, it has gone through all sorts of fashions and trends and styles. is there a magic ingredient that keeps it fresh and exciting? one of the magical things about gardeners' world is the fact you canjoin the head gardener in their garden every friday. it is a value of being able to look over the garden gate to see what they are doing, but at the same time, gardeners' world has always been about plants, passionate plants people and the places in which those plants grow. lumbering outside broadcast vehicles of the past have been replaced by the latest technology. but what about the future of the programme? every gardener knows that every season is different and new and exciting, and if you can just capture that excitement, you will not have to worry about the future. just go with it. no worries there, then. so happy golden birthday, gardeners' world. and here's to the next 50 years!
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all: happy birthday! a traditional polynesian canoe has just completed its first ever round—the—world trip, without using modern navigation methods. the boat returned to honolulu in hawaii, after being on the journey for three years. the crew used the stars, wind and ocean swells to guide it. the same techniques that brought the first polynesian settlers to hawaii hundreds of years ago. kathryn armstrong reports. it was an emotional farewell at the start of an epic voyage around the world. cheering. first ports of call, the islands of tahiti and samoa, where the crew were welcomed ashore by their pacific cousins. sings. in new zealand, the crew of hokule‘a were welcomed with a traditional maori greeting before learning about their shared cultural history.
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onto australia, where the boat sailed around the coast from sydney, visiting several different cultural and environmental sites, including the great barrier reef. the trip from australia to bali was a difficult one for the crew, due to poor conditions, but also marked the first time the canoe had ventured further than the pacific ocean. sailing into south africa after a brief stay on the island of mauritius meant the hokule‘a had successfully sailed 10,000 nautical miles. applause. the leg between south africa and brazil proved tricky for the navigators, who had to use tiny islands as markers to keep them on track. in cuba, crew membersjoined a meeting about us relations and discussions on cultural connections between cuba and hawaii, before heading to the virgin islands and on to america. aloha! after reaching florida in may of 2016, the hokule‘a spent the next several months travelling the east coast, connecting with local
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schools, native american and maritime communities. singing. from there, she travelled to new york and new england. the boat then began its journey back to the pacific ocean via a trip through the panama canal. arriving on rapa nui, also known as easter island, was a significant accomplishment on the journey, as the tiny island is considered extremely hard to find using natural navigation skills. the last part of the journey included brief stops at the pitcairn and marquesas islands before the crew steered the canoe back to hawaii. 19 countries and 40,000 nautical miles later and the hokule‘a's work is farfrom done — the boat will now embark on an eight—month trip around the hawaiian islands in a bid to reconnect with local communities and schools. good evening. it has been the
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hottest day of the year so far. lots of dry weather for many of us today. the best place to head was the beach, as you can see from the picture behind me. it has been widely hot and humid across the country, with the exception of shetland. that week weather front that has been with us for well over five days, producing a fair amount of cloud and some drizzle as well. disappointing here, i'm afraid, but elsewhere, lots of sunshine. overnight, a pretty muggy night for getting a decent night's sleet. temperatures in the mid to high teens for many. low cloud and murk near the south —— near the
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north—west coast. for many, plenty of sunshine on monday, which means plenty of heat. high 20s and maybe low 30s in the south—east corner. a slim chance close to parts of lincolnshire and midlands of catching an isolated showers due to the heat. on the coast, a little more refreshing. plenty of dry, sunny weather for many. a similar story with the sunshine in the southern scotland and northern ireland, but the weather front may slip south and produce a bit more cloud. maybe some drier conditions for the western isles than of late. the weather front pushes out of scotla nd the weather front pushes out of scotland overnight monday night. a su btle scotland overnight monday night. a subtle change on tuesday. the cloud will arrive further south and introduce fresh air. mid—teens over scotland, mid 20s in the midlands,
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and the extreme heat further south. wednesday, dry, hotand and the extreme heat further south. wednesday, dry, hot and sunny for the south, but the potential for some showers to move in from the west. a real contrast the between the north and south. a similar feel on thursday. the heat stays in the south, and elsewhere it will be cloudier and slightly fresher for many. this is bbc news. the headlines at 7: the leader of of kensington and chelsea borough council rejects criticism of its response to the grenfell fire. to say that the local authority is not present and that we're not working together with other councils is inaccurate. the mayor of london sadiq khan says the council's efforts have not been felt on the ground. i spent this morning at a church service speaking to many residents, many families of the bereaved, many survivors and their experience is a million miles away from the experience of the leader of the council.
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the chancellor, philip hammond, has said leaving the eu without a deal would be a "very, very bad outcome" for britain. portugal declares three days of mourning as the emergency services battle to contain a forest fire which has killed more than 60 people. france votes in the final round of parliamentary elections.
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