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british isles, and a stunning one from norfolk because this is where the best of the weather is today across east anglia and the south—east. a huge chunk of clear sky across the south—east extending into parts of the midlands as well but many parts of the west have shady cloud and bits and pieces of rain. all of us will be shrouded with cloud by the time we get to the evening but let's have a look at lipm. scotland and northern ireland pretty overcast, a bit of brighton around aberdeenshire and fife which will come and go but some spots of rain there in the south—west and the west, windy as well. rain at times across wales, south—western england, the midlands as well, basically the further east you are the better the weather is. we have already had temperatures up to about 22 in norwich, a pleasant day. look at this band of mostly like rain, that we choose the south—east later on and then tonight it will be a pretty cloudy night for most of us, a few showers. there will be some clear
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spells and what we have got for the next couple of nights is the perseid meteor shower so given that we get some lengthy clear spells overnight you mightjust some lengthy clear spells overnight you might just about some lengthy clear spells overnight you mightjust about catch a meteor oi’ you mightjust about catch a meteor or two. not literally, hopefully! across the weekend, mostly dry, some sunny spells on the way, not looking too bad. the morning might start cloudy particularly across eastern and southern areas, but eventually the sun should be out, scattered clouds, maybe a few showers here and there on saturday. overall not a bad day. sunday is looking a little bit better. this is saturday night, first of all, if you want to catch the meteor showers this is the night to do it, saturday night into sunday we have got clear weather. he is sunday, looking pretty good, fewer showers, lots of sunshine around, but noticed the blobs of blue, rain
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from the atlantic, a quick outlook to monday, so after a fine weekend it looks like early next week there are still no signs of summer. i don't know what else to say, it is just not happening. the outlook for next week, there you go, monday looks a little bit unpleasant but hopefully a little bit of sunshine on tuesday. but the weekend is looking good. thank you, i think! tomasz schafernaker with the latest weather prospects. that is just about it from the bbc news at one. on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. up, up and away, but how often do they take off on time? the her layer, and we have —— hello, and welcome to the latest
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from the bbc sport centre. it's been a busy morning session at the world athletics championships — the action is still under way. so let's head to the london stadium now and olly foster — how's it going for the british team so far? a mixed bag, the stadium is emptying out, the men stick up for long, and the last stages of the shot put, the latest session has not been full, a friday morning, the last two sessions last weekend were packed out, a lot more to watch them. but plenty of british interest and british athletes to get behind. they certainly got behind tiffany porter in the 100 metres. remember, two world championships ago in moscow, 2013, she was a bronze medallist but said that she was embarrassed today, she got out the blocks quickly enough but only had to finish in the top four but she finished in sixth position. she did not get through as
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a lucky loser, over a quarter of a second off her personal best. not a great start to the morning session. i've been really struggling this year, i've had many setbacks and i'm just not in the form that i need to be in and that was disappointing but — yeah what can i say? can you elaborate on some of the other things you've had to deal with? i've had a couple of niggles here and there and just some personal stuff that i've been dealing with as well. i just didn't want to miss out on this opportunity, i wanted to put my best foot forward but it's just so embarrassing to come here and run like that. really disappointing. alicia barrett is also out of the 100m hurdles. she did not make it through either. one man with fantastic memories of the stadium five years ago... robbie grabarz has good memories of this stadium — he won highjump gold here in 2012 — and he's through to sunday's final, afterfinishing sixth in qualifying — he equalled his season's best of 2m 31. he got his qualifying height at the
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third attempt, he said he was so nervous he tried to block out all of those memories. he said he knows it is his last chance, he is getting too old, his last chance to get a world medal. he's got the chance, he will compete again over the weekend. you will see just how ashley bryant gets on, a silver medallist at the commonwealth games in glasgow three yea rs commonwealth games in glasgow three years ago. with three disciplines this morning. the 100 metres, the shot put, and the long jump, moving him from 16th to 22nd after the 100 metres. we haven't had an update on how he is getting on in the shot put, but we like to get our reckonings out. studio: we are talking about that target, six, two, eight medals that britain wanted to
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get, not likely that there are hopes later tonight with dina asha smith? pretty unrealistic now, we have one middle, gold from mo farah, he goes again in the 5000 metres, looking to double up and bow out on a high. but dina asha smith, what a story. she is britain's fastest woman. she loves this stadium. the stadium loves this stadium. the stadium loves her and she has let it up with her smile in the semifinals in the 200 metres last night. she is a real prospect in the final tonight. it is going to be lightning quick but if anybody can do it with this crowd behind her, hopefully it will be dina asha smith. we will also be keeping an eye on the long jump. lorraine ugen goes in that, a long shotin lorraine ugen goes in that, a long shot in the long jump, it's fair enough to say that. olly foster, thank you. a brilliant update there. one line in football for you... liverpool say reports that their brazilian midfielder
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philippe coutinho has put in a transfer request are not true. they rejected a bid of 90—million pounds from barcelona this week and they issued a statement today saying he was "definitively" not for sale. coutinho signed a new five—year deal with liverpool injanuary. that's all of the sport, you can get more on those stories on the bbc sport website. we will have more in the next hour. all of the business news coming up in the next 30 minutes. before we get to the other stories, it's worth telling you, a couple of comments coming in from berlin in the last few moments from the german chancellor angela merkel, she has been talking about the ratcheting up of words between the us and north korea. what is interesting to see is that angela merkel is saying, in essence, trying to dampen tensions
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and rhetoric, really. angela merkel saying, iam and rhetoric, really. angela merkel saying, i am fully convinced that there cannot be a military solution in the career conflict. it can only be brought about by the permanent work of the un security council and the close co—operation of the affected companies mag cover countries, like the us, china and south korea. she says germany will support any non—military solutions to this current conflict, and those comments are very striking. not the first time germany has made those kinds of comments in the last week. this is all coming because donald trump has sent out a tweet using strong language, saying the usa is locked and loaded, a phrase he used in relation to any potential threat from north korea. of course, that followed on, not really very far afterjames mattis said the us was stressing that it wanted to use
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diplomacy to try and solve this crisis. no sooner had he talked about diplomacy then his own president was talking on twitter again, using the phrase "locked and loaded". hence the latest comments from the german chancellor angela merkel. that's the latest tweet from donald trump, military solutions are in place, should north korea act unwisely. james mattis, in contrast, trying to talk about diplomacy. interesting to hear those comments from angela merkel. a look at today's other stories. 36 people have been killed after a coach crashed into a wall of a tunnel in northern china. it was travelling from chengdu in the south west to central china when it lost control. the cause of the crash is still unclear. elle georgiou reports. 49 people were aboard this bus when it slammed into the wall of a
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northern chinese expressway on thursday night. more than 30 of those passengers were killed on impact, among them two children. only 13 survived the crash. the coach was travelling to chengdu city to central china. highways around the tunnel were blocked for hours, and vehicles diverted in the wake of the crash. it is still unclear as to what caused it. but deadly road accidents are common in china. traffic regulations are often flouted all go unenforced by police. overcrowded coaches are common across the country. in 2015, more than 58,000 people died on chinese roads. high speeds and aggressive driving contributing to the death toll. local authorities will investigate how and why it happened.
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i was hoping that we could talk more about north korean intentions but thatis about north korean intentions but that is to echo what we were hearing from angela merkel, the german chancellor has spoken in the last few minutes, again trying to urge some sort of calm in this continuing war of words between washington and pyongyang. so, iwasjust war of words between washington and pyongyang. so, i wasjust seeing war of words between washington and pyongyang. so, i was just seeing an image of angela merkel in berlin in the last few moments. i think she's just finished, a news conference or press briefing there. if we get more details from berlin we will get those to you but the german chancellor is trying to calm those continuing tensions there. we will keep an eye on that. this weekend the world's fastest man — usain bolt —
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will take part in his final competitive race at the world athletics championships in london, before retiring. during his career, the sprinter has won eight olympic gold medals and holds the 100 and 200 meter world records. a little earlier on the victoria derbyshire programme, my colleaguejoanna gosling spoke to the telegraph's athletics correspondent ben bloom, 13—year—old vera who is a fan of usain bolt — along with her dad, and also to the three—time olympic medallist sprinter kris akabusi who explained what kind of legacy bolt will leave. clearly, he is an icon of the sport. he is ranked, along with the guys like edwin moses, lord coe, daley thompson, michaeljohnson, these guys are icons of the sport. usain bolt is the icon of his day. he actually surpassed some of those guys inasmuch as he managed to win three olympic gold medals, in track and field events, that is phenomenal. and you have been inspired by usain bolt, what was it that made that happen? when i first saw him, beating the world record in 2008. i could see that it was through hard
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work and determination that he put in to get where he is today to be the fastest man. what impact did it have on you? it taught me to work harder, even if i did not win this race, i can always come back stronger if i work harder for the next race. what are you doing in athletics? the 200 metres. and how are you getting on? it is going well so far, yeah. and it's always nice when a child has a role model that they can look up to, that can help to propel them forward? yes, of course. in my family, they have a lot of interest in sports. my duty, as a dad, is an obligation to support them and inform them, but taking them from one place to another financially or otherwise. ben, he is an athlete who hasn't put a foot wrong, people love him and he has performed amazingly. people do, i would take
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it a step further than what kriss has said, he named some figures in the sport, they are big and transcend the sport, athletics has never had someone like usain bolt before he is bigger than the sport. you can save the name, bold, anywhere in the you can save the name, bolt, anywhere in the world and they will know who this man is. just some people we've spoken to about the retirement of usain bolt, and kriss akabusi talking about the impact usain bolt has had, he runs for the final time this weekend at the world athletics championships. there has been an explosion at a house in sunderland, emergency services have been responding to the explosion. police declared a major incident, although they say there is nothing at this current time to suggest this explosion was connected
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to terrorism. let's go to the scene. let's get the very latest from our correspondent there, megan patterson. so, explain exactly what happened there this morning. and aback as you can see, this police cordoned is in place on rosalind avenue, in this area of sunderland. emergency services were called here this morning just before 9am when people living nearby reported a loud explosion. that explosion completely destroyed one part of a semidetached property, and damaged very badly the neighbouring property too. there we re neighbouring property too. there were no talent is but one woman was seriously injured, she was rescued by the fire service this morning. they pulled her from the rubble and she is receiving treatment in hospital. we understand they are serious injuries but she is in a sta ble serious injuries but she is in a stable condition. the cause of this explosion is not clear. investigations will continue this afternoon and possibly into the
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weekend to establish that but police we re weekend to establish that but police were to reiterate they do not suspect the incident is linked in any way to terrorism. police were called to rosalind avenue, to a scene of some disruption, regarding a house collapse. a lady was removed from the property. she has been taken to a local hospital where she is in taken to a local hospital where she isina taken to a local hospital where she is in a stable but serious condition. it's an ongoing police investigation. i cannot tell you much more at the moment, but eve ryo ne much more at the moment, but everyone has been accounted for. there are no fatalities at the moment and this is part of an ongoing investigation. emergency services have left the scene, you can see the cord and has been lifted allowing the cause to leave once again. a look at structural damage which has affected not only the two main properties involved but also other properties in the street. people waiting to see how they will
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be affected in neighbouring properties. absolutely, what have people said to you? well, this morning, many people, before 9am, they were having their breakfast and getting ready to go out. they described hearing a loud bang, one lady told me it made her ears pop, another said she felt her shop rattling underneath her. another described it like a bomb going off. a lot of alarm, then people came into the street to see clouds of dust billowing a lot of rubble in the street. people nearby anxious to work out what was going on. there was initial confusion but now people understand that one lady has been injured and now they are waiting to see what happens when they get back their homes and if there has been any structural damage to properties and their houses. at the moment it seems isolated to that one block of semidetached properties and people are waiting and hoping they can get back soon. studio: megan patterson,
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thank you. . the latest on that explosion in sunderland. now, two entirely different matters. the former pop star turned church of england priest the reverend richard coles has been confirmed as the fifth contestant to sign up for this year's strictly come dancing. the latest announcement comes after actress gemma atkinson, tv presenter ruth langsford, eastenders star davood ghadami, and singer mollie king — were also confirmed to be taking part in the bbc one series. the reverend richard coles is the latest added to the list and he has been speaking to my colleague, ben brown. i have been desperately trying not to let slip the news for six months. people keep saying, ooh, would you like to do strictly? and you say, i would love to and not give anything away. and how excited are you? tremendously, you can see that there is a major paradigms
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shifting and dance talent ready to emerge. but you are a great musician, starring with the commune art for years, you must have music in your bones? someone rather unkindly dug out a video of me dancing from 1987 and all you see is a musician struggling to get out! that ed balls was taken into the nation's hearts, and you have spoken to him about some advice?” nation's hearts, and you have spoken to him about some advice? i had an off the record briefing from a seniorformer off the record briefing from a senior former government minister. it was a helpful and detailed prep sheet, most of which i failed to do! but it is... there he is. he was amazing, wasn't he? but, you know, it is so loved by the nation, it gets a staggering audience. millions of people watch it, do you think that will be daunting or do you think you will go out and enjoy yourself? vickers have always been doing knobbly knees competitions and
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taking ona doing knobbly knees competitions and taking on a role in the panto. dancing on stage in front of people is nothing new. the numbers of people, i suppose it is quite new, but i will brace myself and rely on the goodwill of the british public. it is quite hard, you have to do quite a lot of rehearsals? certainly, i had a physicalfor it a couple of weeks ago. the doctor said, you are no point for off obese, you cannot see straight and you are half deaf, you are good to go! you made such a transition, from p0p go! you made such a transition, from pop star to the reverend richard coles, and now to strictly. do you like shifting paradigms, if you like? i think so, like shifting paradigms, if you like? ithink so, but like like shifting paradigms, if you like? i think so, but like a lot of people, the old —fashioned like? i think so, but like a lot of people, the old—fashioned single career model does not really exist any more. i think i've got into a different way of doing things a bit earlier. but they connect. there's quite a lot of showbiz about being a thicker, and a bit of bling... do
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use showbiz from the pulpit? there are elements of performance in all of those things. but less fake tan in the pulpit... do you think that you can win this? we know who your rivals are, are you in it to win it? we are in it to win it, the bookies are offering 100—1, somebody could get very rich! reverend richard coles, brave enough tojoin strictly, he is reverend richard coles, brave enough to join strictly, he is talking to ben in the last hour. all of the business news but now a reminder of today's headlines. a deal to secure the pensions of tens of thousands of tata steel workers has been approved by the regulator. it secures jobs but although workers voted to accept the deal, some say that they are now feeling cheated. donald trump has described the united states as locked and loaded when it comes to the north korea crisis. the president wants military solutions are in place. angela merkel has been
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talking in the last few minutes about urging caution. here, of the £80 million donated since the g re nfell tower £80 million donated since the grenfell tower fire, only 2.5 million has reached the people who lost their homes and loved ones. in the business news this afternoon... shares in the company that owns the snapchat photo messaging app fell nearly 17 per—cent. it reported a loss of more than 400 million dollars for the three months tojune. the company is facing fierce competition from other apps, such as instagram. energy companies say more than three million electricity customers have switched suppliers so far this year, to take advantage of cheaper deals, an increase of 1a % over the same period last year. however, those taking action are still in a minority despite rising bills. google+ parent company, alp that,
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cancelled a compa ny—wide google+ parent company, alp that, cancelled a company—wide meeting to discuss the company policy on diversity. earlier this week a mail softwa re diversity. earlier this week a mail software engineer was sacked for talking about female workers in a memo. the meeting was cancelled due to safety concerns when right wing commentators published the names of certain employees. a very good afternoon to you. men from poor backgrounds are twice as likely to be single in their early 40s than those from rich families. a study by the institute for fiscal studies also found that that this group were likely to earn less and marry women with lower incomes. it said the trends made poverty more likely to continue from one generation to the next and reduce social mobility. pauljohnson, the directorfrom pauljohnson, the director from the institute for fiscal studies, joins us now. institute for fiscal studies, joins us now. thank you forjoining us this afternoon. that is a staggering statistic, men in their 40s from poor backgrounds are more likely to be single, why is that? it's a
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relatively new phenomenon. if you look at the generation born in the late 1950s, there is little difference between that and children of high owners and those from lower income backgrounds, those born in the early 1970s have a striking difference, those from poor backgrounds are twice as likely to be never married and twice as likely to be divorced. as to why that may be, is likely to be associated to be that they are out of work altogether, that women are doing better in the labour market and may better in the labour market and may be somewhat more cheesy or have the chance to be more cheesy then they have done in the past. it is clearly a big, social change. it isn't only that they are less likely to be married. if they are, they are likely to marry people who own a great deal less than those owned by the wives from better off backgrounds. is it a case of social mobility, and social ambitious nurse, compared to money? people
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marrying to move upwards?” nurse, compared to money? people marrying to move upwards? i doubt it is explicitly that. over the late 19805 is explicitly that. over the late 1980s and during the 1990s, more people went to university ‘s three had more opportunities to meet people from the same social background. you have more women in the labour market and in higher earning positions. there is more chance for higher earning men to marry high earning women. one example that he may have thought of a couple of generations back, you may have had male doctors marrying female nurses. now you are likely to get male doctors and female doctors marrying one another. pauljohnson from the institute for fiscal studies, thank you. a look at the markets before we go. in the uk, markets have fallen over worries between north korea and usa. many metal prices were also hit by political
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concerns. that's all for business, i will be back in an hour. studio: thank you. much more to come up from two o'clock with simon mccoy. a look at the weather now, here is tomasz schafernaker. hello, the weather today is cloudy. it's not the case everywhere, in the south—east of england and east anglia, it is glorious sunshine. for most of us, it is cloudy, with rain. this weather front moving across the uk, cloud will be slipping further eastwards and southwards through the cause of the rest of the afternoon. spots of rain crossing the west country into the midlands and wales, moving through the north as well. at apm, a bit of brightness coming in. i suspect in scotland it will remain bright around aberdeenshire, to the north of five, dumfries and
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galloway, and into cumbria, lancashire, some dampier, down into the south west and wales. it will remain cloudy three the afternoon. a distinct and bright area here across east anglia and the south—east. much better, where temperatures are reaching 22 or 23 degrees. this evening, cloud increasing and night, pretty cloudy skies with a breeze out there. some showers coming and going but clear spells around. it is worth noting that this coming night, you will have a look at the pacs meteor shower. if you go out early enough, get your eyes used to the dark sky and you could catch some shooting stars. at the weekend, mostly dry, sunny spells, it isn't looking too bad. on saturday, it sta rts looking too bad. on saturday, it starts a little on the cloudy side. it may be disappointing when you look at the sky, the cloud breaks up
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and it will end up being a fairly decent day. shell was around, not too many, most of them will be light. 22 in london, 18 in belfast, 17 in newcastle and 1a in lowick. on saturday night, fewer showers, clear skies this weekend. on saturday night, that's when to go out and enjoy shooting stars. sunday looks bright from the word go, it should be lovely. temperatures of 22 degrees in london, 16 from glasgow, some rain heading our way. early next week, monday looks to be low— pressure next week, monday looks to be low—pressure crossing the country, no sign of some outbreaks of rain on monday but on tuesday, is looking dry and bright. overall, the weekend looks fine but next week it's back to the more unsettled weather. this is bbc news. the headlines at 2:00pm. a move to secure the pensions of tens of thousands of tata steel workers has been
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approved by the regulator — but although the workforce voted to accept the deal, its left many feeling cheated. all of a sudden, you're coming to the end of your working life. you've got two years left and you've got to work another seven years in order to get what you've worked at your entire life without any penalties, and they feel cheated. donald trump has described the united states as "locked and loaded" when it comes to the north korea crisis. germany and russia urged both sides to dial down the rhetoric. of the £18 million donated since the grenfell tower fire only 2.5 million has reached the people who lost their homes and loved ones.
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