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thanks so much, daniel craig, everybody! time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes. we have something of a sky fall on the way this afternoon! cloud and rain on the way to the north—west of the british isles and that has already arrived across scotland, northern ireland and will slowly move into parts of west of england and wales. ahead of that still some decent soundtrack through the rest of the afternoon. so through the afternoon things cloud over across west wales and south west england. but much of the rain arriving towards the evening. staying wet in northern ireland and western scotla nd northern ireland and western scotland with some strong wind around the coast and hills. not feeling too bad further south and east. overnight the rain pushes east
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across the british isles with some heavy rain mixed in as it pushes across the midlands and into eastern england. a mild night than we have seen for the last couple of nights, 13,16 degrees. some of seen for the last couple of nights, 13, 16 degrees. some of the seen for the last couple of nights, 13,16 degrees. some of the rain could be slow to clear on thursday. but otherwise sunshine develops along with the showers. most widespread across the west. some of those heavy but with some brighter spells and a little bit warmer for both glasgow and belfast. heavier breasts of rain across northern ireland and scotland on thursday night, sunshine and showers followed for friday and feeling a bit cooler across the north west with some blustery wind. looking ahead to the weekend weather, we have to leave the british isles for a moment and head across the atlantic towards the united states. this area is a
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hurricane. just in the north of that we have another area of low pressure across eastern parts of canada and these weather systems are going to do battle over the next few days. by the time we get to friday they merged together, low—pressure and that contains that moist air. we will get the heavy rain working into the north—west in the second half of the north—west in the second half of the weekend. so the weekend, sunshine and showers, blustery wind on saturday, in the sunshine temperatures around 21 degrees in london. showers frequent across the north west and some of them heavy. on sunday heavy rain moving in a lovely across northern ireland, scotla nd lovely across northern ireland, scotland and north west england, associated with the remnants of the hurricane. so pretty intense rain and some surface water flooding possible. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. the government says there must be an
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unprecedented solution for the border between northern ireland and the republic after brexit. 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. time for the sport on bbc news. hello, i'm reshmin chowdhury. after liverpool beat hoffenheim last night to claim a first leg advantage in their champions league group stage qualifier, it's the turn of celtic, who are in action tonight. they host kazakhstan champions astana at celtic park. brendan rodgers‘ side knocked astana out in qualifying last season and are on a great run, unbeaten in 50 games domestically and are just two games away from another lucrative place in the group stage of europe's premier club competition. if you think too much of the
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consequence of it, you may select. —— slip. you have to approach it like another game. there is a huge consequence on it, but the only way through is by staying focused. we say in the present and what you have to do. everton have agreed a deal to sign swansea city midfielder gylfi sigurdsson for a fee of around £16 million. the iceland international will have a medical at today and would become everton‘s record signing, beating the £30 million they paid sunderland for goalkeeper jordan pickford last month. the england midfielder fara williams has left arsenal to sign a two year deal with reading women. williams won the fa women's cup with arsenal last year and has also played for everton and liverpool, as well as picking up a record 165 caps for her country. england captainjoe root has confirmed that toby roland—jones
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will keep his place in the england side for the first test against west indies which begins tomorrow. chris woakes is sidelined with a side strain and mason crane also misses out. the opening batsmen will make his england debut replacing the historic... he is not worried about the uncertainty around the england line—up. the uncertainty around the england line-up. an opportunity for the skies now. —— the guys. i think it is an exciting place to be for us as a team. if the lads can take the chances now, that will stand us in good stead moving forward. jo pavey says is looking to defend her 10,000 metre title at the european championships in germany next year — just a month before her 45th birthday. pavey became the oldest woman to claim european gold when she won in zurich three years ago, aged a0. the british five—time olympian missed the athletics world championships in london with a heel injury and has ruled out competing at the commonwealth games in australia, but insists she has no plans to retire.
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england women head coach simon middleton has made ten changes to the starting 15 to face the usa in their pool b rugby world cup decider tomorrow. sarah bern recovers from a sprained ankle to start at tight head, hooker vicky fleetwood will start from the bench afterjoining up late with the squad as she continued to recover from a knee ligament injury. as middleton continues to rotate his squad, full back danielle waterman is the only player who has started every world cup match so far. both sides are unbeaten and the winner of the match will automatically qualify for next week's semifinals in belfast. britain's johanna konta's into the third round of the cincinatti open after beating kiki bertens of the netherlands. konta broke the dutch woman early in the first set, but came back from a break down in the second. she'll play alize cornet of france next as she continues her preparation for the final grand slam of the year. venus williams is through to the second round and playing well. but it seems her pregnant sister serena has got itchy feet.
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serena has revealed in a magazine article she plans to be back playing tennis within three months of giving birth to her first child! williams called it the most outrageous plan. she went on to say, i'll tell you this much: i won't win less. either i win, or i don't play. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. theresa may has reacted to donald trump's comments about the the violence in charlottesville last weekend. the us president had said there was blame on both sides. but the prime minister said that far—right views should always be condemned and there could be no equivalence with opponents of fascism. following the horrendous scenes that we saw in charlottesville, i absolutely pour the racism, the hatred and the that we have seen by these groups. the united kingdom have taken action to far right
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groups being and here. there is no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them. i think it is important to condemn far right views where ever we hear them. well — president trump has faced criticism from members of his own party for his comments. in a fiery press conference last night, he appeared to distance himself from previous comments that condemned white supremacists and he attacked the media for not reporting the facts accurately. let's take a longer look at some of the key moments from that news conference. ididn't ididn‘t wait i didn't wait long. i wanted to make sure that what i said was correct. this first statement was a fine
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statement. you don't make statements that direct unless you know the fa ct. that direct unless you know the fact. it takes a little while to get the facts. you still don't know the fa cts the facts. you still don't know the facts and it is a very, very important process to me. a very important process to me. a very important statement. i don't want to go quickly, i want to know the fa cts . go quickly, i want to know the facts. if the press were not fake, if it was honest, the press would have said what i said was very nice. unlike you and unlike the media, before i make a statement, i like to know the facts. was this terrorism? and can you tell us what you think about your key strategist?” and can you tell us what you think about your key strategist? i think the driver of the car a disgrace to himself, his family and the country. that is, you can call its terrorism, you can call it murder copy you can call it whatever you want. i would just call it as the fastest one to come up with a good verdict. that is what i would call it. there is a
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question, is it murder, aided terrorism? when you get into legal semantics. the driver of the car is a murderer and what he did is a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing. when you say the ultra—right —— alt—right, described to me. define it for me. what about the alt—left, they came charging at the alt—right, do they have any semblance of guilt? they came charging with clubs in their hand, swinging with clubs. do they have any problem? i've think they do. as far as any problem? i've think they do. as farasi any problem? i've think they do. as faras i am any problem? i've think they do. as far as i am concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day. wait a minute, i'm not finished. i'm not finished, fake news. that was a horrible day. i will tell you something, i watched this very
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closely, much more closely than you people watched it and you have a group on one side that was bad and a group on one side that was bad and a group on one side that was bad and a group on the other side that was also very, very violent. nobody wa nts to also very, very violent. nobody wants to say that, i will say it right now. you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very violent. do you think that what you call the alt—left is the same as neo—nazis? call the alt—left is the same as neo-nazis? those people, all of those people... excuse me, i have condemned neo—nazis. i have condemned neo—nazis. i have condemned many different groups. but not all of those people were neo—nazis, believe me. not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch. do you think things have got worse or better since you took office? they have got better or the same. they have been frayed for a long time, you can ask president obama about that because he made
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speeches about it. i believe that the fact that i brought in, it will be soon, millions ofjobs, companies are moving back into our country. that will have a tremendous positive impact on race relations. ru posing what you are calling the alt—left and white supremacists on the same moral plane? i'm not hurting anybody ona moral plane? i'm not hurting anybody on a moral plane, what i am saying is this. you had a group on one side and a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible. a horrible thing to watch. there is another side. there was a group on the side, do can call them the left, you have just called the side, do can call them the left, you havejust called on the side, do can call them the left, you have just called on the left, that came violently attacking the other group. you can say what you want, that is the way it is. on both sides you said there was hatred and violence. i think there is blame. i think there is blame on both sides. you look at both sides, there is blame on both sides. i have no doubt
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about it and you don't have any doubt about it either. and if you reported it accurately, you would say it. presidents trump with his latest remarks on the violence in cha rlottesville latest remarks on the violence in charlottesville there. the long running bin strike in birmingham has been suspended after breakthroughs were made in talks between the city council and the unite union. industrial action began at the end ofjune in a row over working conditions and pay. birmingham city council, which is using agency staff and contractors to clear the backlog, had accused the refuse workers of holding the city to ransom and said the dispute was costing £40,000 a day. lets talk to our correspondent sarah bishop who is in birmingham. we can see some of the rubbish that has been stacking up their right behind you. a nightmare for residents. what is the latest? the latest is that as of right now in birmingham the bin men are back on
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duty. the strike has been suspended, they are back out on their trucks. presumably it would be long before they are back picking up massive piles of rubbish. this is going to be the backlog, it will take weeks for them to get the city clean. let's get some reaction. it has been going on for 48 days, this dispute. melody, you like many residents in birmingham have had to put up with this. what is the reaction to this? thank god for that. so relieved. what has it been like living with piles of rubbish, have you had rats? white maggots crawling up the ramp. my neighbour had to bleach them all down. white maggots. not pleasant. who do you blame for this? birmingham city council. why? it is not the bin men, they are going to lose money. it is not their fault. i wouldn't like to lose money. unite
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the union who represent the binmen are claiming that this is a bit of a victory. they are saying that their grade three bin collectors, they binmen that sit on the back of the lorry and look at things like safety, which is really important, we have had a number of incidents with binmen, accidents with children on our streets, they will now keep their pay, they won't be declassified and downgraded to a grade two. in return, they will ask their members to look at doing a five—day week. they currently do a four—day week. the council are not saying very much, except that they are pleased that this has come to some kind of an end. they are saying that they will now have a special cabinet meeting next thursday to ratify any of the proposals that have been put forward on the table so far. what it means for people in birmingham is that finally after weeks, and it has been a hot summer, the smells of the city have been terrible. the flies, vermin, rats,
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it has been quite horrible. hopefully they can be a line drawn under that and certainly the threat from unite that members might have striped until christmas, that was simply horrifying for the people of birmingham. it was clearly horrifying to the people of the council as well. hopefully this has now been resolved. thank you very much. in a moment, we'll have rachel with all the business news. the government has said it does not want any border posts between northern ireland and the republic of ireland in its new position paper on brexit. donald trump faces criticism from within his own party after once more blaming both sides for violence in charlottesville during which one person was killed. the business news: unemployment in the uk
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fell by 57,000 in the three months tojune, according to the latest officialfigures. that brings the jobless rate down to 4.4%, its lowest since 1975. but earnings still aren't keeping pace with rising prices. average weekly earnings rise by 2.1% compared with a year earlier. but with inflation at 2.6%, we're still feeling the squeeze on our incomes. the royal bank of scotland is to cut jobs in order to restructure. it is considering changes to its operating model that will lead to a cut in it jobs. rbs says the move is necessary to becomes a simpler, smaller bank focused on the uk and ireland. we're going to start with those unemployment figures —
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sounds like good news — at 75.1%, the proportion of people in work is the highest it has been since 1971. but the amount we are being paid for that work isn't keeping up with the rate at which prices are rising — yesterdays inflation figures told us average prices are up 2.6% and altho todays wage growth figures were slightly better than expected at 2.1% — that actually means we are taking a pay cut of 0.5%. joining us now is steve bell, chief economist, at bmo global asset management. they are spending pounds that is worth less. we are being squeezed. it is not surprising that employers are putting up wages. they don't have that as profit. we can run this economy with low unemployment, that has acted quite good news. it is a screed and anyone who is paying for
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rail fares screed and anyone who is paying for railfares as we screed and anyone who is paying for rail fares as we heard from yesterday, they are totally squeezed again. it is tough. even when this one off affect drops out of the index, the rate at which is the economic pie is growing, that has slowed. seems to be permanent. we can look forward to getting real pay increases. the good news is onjobs, the bad news is the pay packet is not going up a fuss. in other business news: technology companies, including microsoft and cisco systems have ramped up lobbying ahead of talks to renegotiate the north american free trade agreement. the firms are looking to avoid any future restrictions on cloud storage and eliminate tariffs on electronics goods. the us, mexican and canadian negotiators are due to start talks on the 23—year—old trade pact today. donald trump has hit back at the business leaders who resigned from his manufacturing council
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in the last couple of days. so far six high profile figures, including the bosses of intel, merck and under armour, have left mr trump's panel in protest at the president's handling of the rally held by far right wing groups in virginia. at a press conference mr trump said the bosses in question were not taking theirjob seriously. and whilst it's president trump's communication tool of choice — it's a tweet by former president barack obama that has become the most liked in twitter‘s history. the tweet, quoted nelson mandela with a picture of mr obama with a group of children from different racial backgrounds. it has been liked almost three million times since it was posted on 13 august following the attack in charlottesville, virginia. that have a look at the markets. shares in admiral sank as much as 7% earlier today after the insurer said the rising cost of personal injury claims hit profits. shares in construction firm balfour beatty have jumped 5% after a strong set of results implied its turnaround was on track.
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the drop in the number of unemployed people in the uk plus a nudge up in wage growth have help sterling to recover a little from yesterdays falls — it's up against both the dollar and the euro. that's all the business news. hundreds of thousands of students are gearing up to get their as and a—level results tomorrow. but for two students from manchester the day will have extra significance. shaunna and adam were due to take their exams just days after escaping the bomb that killed 22 people at the ariana grande concert in may. they both struggled after the traumatic events — and have shared their stories with us. all of a sudden there wasjust a huge bang. you could feel it shake underneath your feet. people just started running screaming.
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subconsciously you knew what it was. i think the initial reaction was just to get out as quickly as you could. my next exam was my next day after the concert. in the morning at nine o'clock. so i was really tired because i didn't get much sleep. i was due to do my last exam on the friday after it happened, and i thought, give it a few days and see. i got there, i opened the paper and tried to do the first question, i kept reading the same question but i couldn't compound walls on the paper. ijust kept thinking about the night before, and i just asked, please, can i leave? because i just couldn't think. i couldn't pluck up enough courage and i couldn't get myself to concentrate for the exam. at first, i felt like i couldn't do anything, but then we were given the opportunity to
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sing at the concert. it was an amazing experience and we got to raise so much money, and it is just a really good feeling. it is nice being part of something really special. we were fortunate enough to get out unharmed, we want to do what we can for the people that didn't and show our respect. it has been a really pivotal moment in my life. i know this is something that is a huge part of my character and identity now. it has just changed my outlook. i am just thankful that i am alive. so even if something happens that seems bad, ijust kind of lift my head up and think, it's ok, it's not the end of the world. i think i was a lot more stressed before the concert, and i think afterwards you really put everything into perspective. it teaches you not to stress about the little things as much. one of the most important things is to keep your loved ones close and be happy and grab every single opportunity that
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comes to you. as long as you know you've tried hard, it doesn't really matter what happens afterwards. as long as you've put your best in and you know that you've done everything you can, then you don't need to worry at all. good luck to them and everyone else getting their exam results tomorrow. tens of thousands of elvis presley fans have taken part in a candlelit vigil at graceland, the singer's home in memphis, to mark the 40th anniversary of his death. elvis' daughter, lisa marie, thanked them for keeping her father's memory alive. laura bicker is in graceland and sent this report. atjust 21, elvis changed the face and sound of rock and roll forever. record labels said they were looking for a "white man with a negro sound". they got it. some saw his music as dangerous, as crossing racial boundaries. his death broke the heart of thousands.
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this is the moment fans have been waiting for. lisa marie presley stands at the gates of graceland to welcome them in. solemnly they light a candle, make their pilgrimage up the hill to pay tribute at elvis presley's grave. he was the coolest man in the world, you know. he loved all people, you know, it doesn't matter where you come from. my mum was an elvis fan so she had music playing when i was in the womb. so i owe it to my mother to be an elvis fan. what's so special about elvis? i like his snarl. his what? his snarl. can you do it for me? that's pretty good! 40 years on, a visit to graceland is it pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of people. and so elvis does live on. his influence on modern music
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and in his fans who believe that his spirit will never die. laura bicker, bbc news, memphis. time for a look at the weather. i would recommend something a bit more substantial than blue suede shoes if you're heading outside. cloud and rain are on the way in. we have seen the rain arrive across northern ireland. and in scotland as well. we slow to arrive in england where through the rest of the afternoon last it will stay dry. the exception to that really is the western coast of wales and into cornwall. occasional spots of rain getting in here, but the bulk of the rain arriving as we head towards the evening. late in the day. it will be windy, gale
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force gusts of wind. certainly knocking the edge of the temperatures. our band of rain pushes eastwards, some of the rain will be heavy where it will be still lurking in the second half of the night in the midlands, clearing skies for the northwest, scotland and ireland becoming dry for a time. further showers working in here through thursday. thursday sees a band of rain quite slow to clear. a legacy of cloud for a time here. sunshine breaking out elsewhere. a rash of showers coming in across northern ireland and scotland in particular. frequent showers, some quite heavy. a bit warmer. glasgow will be 19 or maybe 20 in belfast. similar temperatures in london at 23. heavy rain overnight for northern ireland, scotland and northern england. friday, a mixture of sunshine and showers. fewer showers generally across the south of the uk. cool, 15 degrees in glasgow. in the weekend, we have to look across the atlantic and this
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lump of cloud here. this is horror came gert. it will do battle to an area of low pressure across the eastern parts of canada. these two systems a re eastern parts of canada. these two systems are going to kind of combine so horror came gert will die by the time we get to friday. but the moisture left over will get munched by that other area of low pressure and that results in a working away across the atlantic bringing isabel of heavy rain. —— bringing a spell. we have still got the north and west, blustery winds. on sunday, the moist air associated with gert could bring us some very heavy rainfall across parts of northern ireland and scotland. a bit of uncertainty held far north or south this band of heavy rain is going to get. that is your latest weather. this is bbc news, i'm annita mcveigh. the headlines at 2pm:
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"a seamless border." an unprecedented solution for the border between the republic and northern ireland after brexit is promised by the government. we do wa nt to promised by the government. we do want to ensure that we do not see a return to the borders of the past, a return to the borders of the past, a return to the borders of the past, a return to a hard—fought, —— had border. and that we're able to ensure that the crucial flow of goods and people between northern ireland and the republic of ireland is able to continue in the future. donald trump faces criticism from within his own party after again blaming both sides for violence in charlottesville. you look at both sides, i think there is blame on both sides and i have no doubt about it and you do not have any doubt about it either. the unemployment rate falls to the lowest level since 1975, but real wages also drop.
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