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this is bbc news. the headlines at eight. net migration to the uk falls by a quarter — to 246,000 a year — the lowest level for three years. it follows a surge in eu nationals leaving the uk since the brexit vote. what we are seeing is a third—quarter net reduction in the migration figures but it shows we cannot and will not be complacent about working towards that long—term aim and desire that we outlined to people across the country, that we want to see migration fall to sustainable levels. the number of students getting top gcse grades in maths and english has fallen slightly after the introduction of new tougher exams. a 25—year—old woman has been jailed for ten years for making a series of false accusations of rape and sexual assault. the husband of a woman who was knocked down and killed by a cyclist calls for a change to the law to tackle "irresponsible and reckless" actions. a memorial ceremony has been held
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in barcelona to commemorate the 1a people who died in last week's terror attack. stepping it up — middle—aged people are told to take a brisk ten—minute walk every day to stay healthy, after many admit they don't manage that distance in a month. good evening and welcome to bbc news. there's been a sharp fall in the number of eu citizens migrating to the uk. net migration — the difference between those entering and leaving the uk — is at the lowest level for three years. net migration now stands at 246,000 in the year to march 2017. that's a fall of 81,000 compared with the previous 12 months. more than half of that change is due
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to a fall in net migration of eu citizens which is down by 51,000. but remember, this still means there are twice as many eu nationals coming to britain as leaving. here's our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford. for many eastern europeans, the time has come to go. the triggers — brexit and the falling pound. among the crowds at london's coach station this afternoon, daniel catalin, who's handing back to romania at christmas. he said the leave voters have driven him out. i think they are a little bit racist with us, with the european people. for that reason. that's why you are planning to leave? yes, and also because sterling is going down, you know? we want to go there, because we can find good jobs for the same money. at this chicken hatchery
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in west 0xfordshire, they've become reliant on workers from countries like poland, thatjoined the eu in 200a. it's allowed their business to expand, year—on—year. but today's figures show that suddenly almost as many people from those countries are leaving as arriving. the owner is losing staff and struggling to find new ones. the referendum was when people really thought about it. over the last 12 months or so, it's just got worse and worse. people have thought about it more and more and it's now becoming a reality. this isn't something that might happen in the future, in 2019. for people like ourselves, recruiting staff, this is a problem today. further up the chain in chicken production, they're even more reliant on eu workers. so for the first time in years, he's planning to shrink the business, not grow it. rightly or wrongly, huge sections of the agricultural, food production, hospitality and manufacturing industries in the uk have become reliant on a ready supply of workers
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from the european union. now, all of a sudden, that supply is drying up. today's figures show the total number of people arriving in britain to live, study or work, minus those leaving, is still almost 250,000 a year. but that headline figure is dropping and the biggest single factor is that fewer europeans are coming, and more are leaving. it's good to see that we have the third quarter on a run of net migration coming down, but we can't be complacent, we won't be complacent. there's still a lot of work to do, and we will continue to do that work to deliver ultimately on that long—term ambition to see net migration fall to sustainable levels. of course, millions of eu citizens are still working in the uk, in places like this scandinavian cafe, and many will stay. but it is becoming less attractive. the uk's economy is now performing less well, perhaps, than some of the eurozone economies. another one is that obviously the value of the pound has declined,
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which means, firstly, it's more expensive to live in the uk, things cost more. also, if you're earning money in the uk and you want to spend that money in another country or send it home to your family, it's worth less. today's figures are the strongest sign yet of a brexit effect on immigration. now the question is, what will the knock—on effect be on the economy? and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are baroness ros altmann, former pensions minister and mihir bose, author and evening standard columnist. gcse results were out today. across england, wales and northern ireland there's been a slight dip in the number of students getting the top grades. in england, this was the first year when pupils taking english and maths were sitting new, tougher exams. and they're marked differently. the old a star and a has been replaced by grades 7, 8 and 9. b and c grades are now six, five and four.
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and d, e, fand g are now 3, 2 and 1. but it wasn't just students in england who faced some changes — as education editor bra nwen jeffreys reports. a jumble of letters and numbers. mainly cs, a d... two 65 and a 5. three bs, a 7, two 55 and an a. making sense of their gcse results. the first 16—year—olds to take the tougher exams. there's loads more new content that you have to learn. there's just not much time to learn it in. we're learning a—level stuff as well as gcse stuff. it's really difficult. it was a shock. it'sjust making sure smarter people get the grades they deserve, i say. maybe? at this nottinghamshire school, tears mainly of relief. for the kids this year, the new gcses have been a real culture shock.
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they've had to learn so much more, remember so much more, and their grades have all rested on these final exams. the results here, much better than last year — but at a cost. they couldn't teach it all in the school day. we've had a compulsory session after school, particularly focused on english and maths, but on a rotation for all other subjects, to get in the increased content. of course, that's going to get even tougher as we move towards the new gcses in all of other subjects. the pass rate in england for 16—year—olds moved just a little. a little better than in the old exam last year. in english language, 69.9% got a 4 or above, a little better than in the old exam last year. in english literature, it was 72.5%. in maths, 70.7%. both just slightly down,
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because the grade points are moved to avoid a big drop in results. three a‘s, four as and the rest bs. in wales, results included six new gcses. many took exams a year early. as a result, fewer pupils got good grades, still counted here in a* to c. this is where they pick up the pieces. in england, maths and english resits are compulsory. that's for anyone getting a 3 this year. so does that help us be a better skilled nation? it's a significant concern for us. not just about how they're going to do it, but also the appropriateness. because a lot of young people come to colleges to go into vocational education, into technical education and gcses, traditional gcse routes, are those the right routes?
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today's results are just the beginning. what children learn in england is changing, with more tough gcses to follow. bra nwen jeffreys, bbc news, nottinghamshire. so, as we've been hearing, the gcse exams have been getting harder. so we thought we should give you a flavour of the kind of questions this year's teenagers have been facing. let's see if you can answer these... first a maths question — in a game at a fairground, each of 300 people pays 50p to play. 40 of the 300 people each win a prize, worth £1.80. there are no other prize—winners. what profit does the game make? next, biology. can you name two of the chemicals in gastricjuice that help with the digestion of proteins in the human body? finally, english.
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can you identify the abstract noun in the following words? perfume, light, love, travel. if you think you know the answers to those questions — tweet them to us including the hashtag bbc news. and keep watching, because we will reveal the answers at about 8:25pm. no prizes, a little bit of fun. the widower of a woman who died after she was knocked over by a cyclist riding a bike without front brakes, is launching a campaign to change the law. yesterday 20—year—old charlie alliston was convicted of wanton and furious driving, an offence dating back to 1861, but was cleared of manslaughter, following the death of kim briggs. her husband, matthew is calling for the creation of new offences such as death by dangerous cycling. 0ur correspondent, dan johnson reports. she had this mantra of make every day count. enormous believer in filling life
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with experiences, with travel. she was always happy. yeah, she was just fantastic. a wife and mother who died after suffering serious head injuries. she was hit by a bike that shouldn't have been on the road. it was designed for the velodrome — fixed gear and with no front brake. charlie alliston, in the middle, was riding. he was cleared of manslaughter, but convicted of causing bodily harm by wanton or furious driving, under a law from victorian times. the law is outdated. it refers back to 1861. i'm just asking that the law catches up, as it is doing with technology, with social media. this case raises some broader issues about how cyclists and pedestrians share the same space. but the key question is how much responsibility should cyclists have for safety on the road? should that responsibility be at the same level as car drivers? it's prompted plenty of debate,
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especially amongst cyclists. we all have a responsibility to each other on the roads. i think, you know, if someone‘s causing death by dangerous cycling, why should that be different, in a sense, from causing death by dangerous driving? why not? you regularly see bikes that aren't fit for the road, basically and shouldn't be out on the road. bikes with freewheels, that have brakes that don't work, which are more dangerous than a fixed—wheel without brakes. some cycling groups want to see all traffic laws reviewed and brought up to date. the problem we've got is there's a stack of offences in relation to the conduct of people on the roads, where we use careless, reckless, furious, wanton, dangerous, and there's a huge inconsistency. matt briggs rides a bike himself, but he thinks a change in the law could save lives. this is the right thing to do and, yes, i'm doing it in kim's name, but i'm also doing it to ensure that, just perhaps, we can stop this happening again.
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these deaths are rare. many more pedestrians and cyclists are killed by vehicles. but our streets are getting busier, with the potential for more conflict. danjohnson, bbc news, london. an interfaith memorial has taken place in barcelona to commemorate the victims of last week's terror attack. flowers were laid at the ceremony to pay tribute to the 14 people who died in the attack, which targeted barcelona and the seaside resort of cambrils. today marks one week since a van drove into pedestrians on las ramblas promenade. a woman who made up a string of false rape and sexual assault allegations has beenjailed for ten years for perjury and perverting the course of justice. jemma beale, who's 25, was found guilty injuly. one of the men she wrongly accused spent time in prison. the prosecution said investigating all of her claims had cost at least £250,000. 0ur reporter sarah corker
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was at southwark crown court and sent us this. the judge described jemma beale as an attention seeker, who enjoyed being seen as a victim. one man went to prison for more than two years because of these fake allegations, and the stories began back in 2010. in total, false allegations against 15 men for rape and assault. she said she was a lesbian. and had no interest in sleeping with men. the judge said that she was an extremely convincing liar, it had been an enormous waste of public time and money. i spoke to the lead police officer. i think it is an appropriate sentence, considering the criminality thatjemma beale has been involved with. she has destroyed several lives.
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cost the taxpayer a significant amount of money, through investigating these matters. and it has impacted on the criminaljustice system. people's faith in it. it actually cost the metropolitan police a quarter of a million, and more than 6000 man hours. the judge said that this case was so serious, because it was a risk that it could deter victims in the future from coming forward. that guilty men could go free. he also said that those who had been accused byjemma beale would have to live with those allegations for the rest of their lives. he also asked whyjemma beale had made these allegations. he said thatjemma beale was raped as a child.
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that had played an important part in her behaviour. she will serve half of the sentence before being released on licence. the headlines on bbc news... net migration to the uk falls by a quarter to 246,000 a year — the lowest level for three years. the number of students getting top gcse grades in maths and english has fallen slightly after the introduction of new, tougher exams. the husband of a woman who was knocked down and killed by a cyclist calls for a change to the law to tackle "irresponsible and reckless" actions. sport, now and for a full roundup from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh. the six british clubs who will play champions league football this season found out their opponents, as the draw for the group stages took place in monaco earlier. it won't really make easy reading for fans of celtic or spurs. jose mourinho and manchester united
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will be relatively happy to face portuguese champions benfica, basel and cska moscow in group a. scottish champions celtic face a tough test in group b, with five—times winners bayern munich, paris st—germain and anderlecht. group c sees premier league champions chelsea, atletico madrid, roma and azerbaijan's qarabag. having qualified last night, liverpool are in group e. manchester city will be happy to avoid the big names. what a draw for spurs in group h, the double champions real madrid as well as borussia dortmund. there are teams are still hoping in
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#to bein there are teams are still hoping in # to be in the europa league draw. fresh from announcing his international retirement, wayne rooney is in croatia with the rest of the everton squad for tonight's europa league qualifier against hajduk split. ronald koeman‘s side have a 2—0 lead from the first—leg. currently goalless. if they progress, the draw for the next round is tomorrow. no rooney but england manager gareth southgate has announced his squad for the world cup qualifiers against malta and slovakia. he's given a first call—up to leicester city's harry maguire, whojoined from hull for £17 million in the summer. there's a recall for arsenal's danny welbeck, but adam lallana misses out through injury. also getting his first chance at the senior level is watford's nathaniel chalobah who moved from chelsea in this transfer window. meanwhile, southgate has given his support to the manager of england's women team mark sampson. he was accused of bullying and racial discrimination by a striker earlier this week. mark sampson and the fa were cleared of any
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wrongdoing by an independent investigation. i think the reports asi investigation. i think the reports as i have read, the independent report, has said the same. you speak as you find and mark, in my view, is an excellent character. so i have no hesitation in saying that. defending champions england are playing the hosts netherlands in the eurohockey semi—finals. the dutch went 1—0 up. the winner will face belgium, who beat germany 1—0 earlier today. ireland's women clinched a 3—1win over the czech republic in pool c of the eurohockey tournament. the victory means that ireland will remain in european hockey‘s top tier tournament if they avoid defeat against spain on saturday. scotland's women, on the other hand, suffered a setback in their campaign to remain in the top tier of european hockey after losing 2—1 to spain.
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england can wrap up the series against west indies with victory in the second test which starts tomorrow at headingley. it's one of only two tests to be played before this winter's ashes and a number of england's batsmen are still unsure of their places. captain joe root thinks they'll come good. this is another opportunity for them. and as i said, they are desperate to stamp their mark on test cricket. it's a different pressure all the time. and there are different things that we have to overcome. but i'm fully expecting they'll be able to do that throughout the series. there is one cricket match underway at the moment. this one's a bit different. it's the test match special 60th anniversary match in leeds. a mixture of former cricketers and celebrities are involved, including radio 1's greg james, who dropped this at slip. he was on his phone and on air at the time. there's been some impressive batting from mcbusted drummer and former strictly champion harryjudd.
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clearly as at home with a cricket ball as he was beneath the glitterball. highlights of that match on the bbc iplayer. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. you'd have thought a ten minute walk a day is not asking much — but you'd be surprised how few of us manage that. officials at public health england have found that over 40% of adults aged between 40 and 60 don't manage even one brisk ten—minute walk in a month. that has a cost — one in six adult deaths are linked to inactivity. and it turns out we are 20% less active then we were in the 1960s. here's our health correspondent dominic hughes. in the derbyshire peak district, the stockport walkers are about to head to the hills. i believe the weather is going to be fine — we hope! the beauty of walking is it's free, you don't need any special training
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or kit, and regular walkers will tell you there are both physical and mental benefits. i did lose two stone. people like liam quigley, who joined this club after putting on weight in his 50s. psychologically it's great. if you feel a bit down and you come out to an area like this, get a few miles under your belt, you get home and you feel 100% better, you know? nothing seems as bad as it did before. now public health england says too many adults are not getting enough physical activity, leading to hundreds of avoidable early deaths. but walking briskly, at around three miles per hour, for around ten minutes each day, can significantly reduce the risk of ill health. that's the advice gp dr zoe williams offers her patients. practising what she preaches, she uses a smartphone app to measure her own progress. but according to a survey of our exercise habits, millions of adults are missing out. four in ten adults between the ages of 40 and 60 are not managing to achieve ten minutes of brisk
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walking per month. which sounds unbelievable, and lots of those people will be walking, but not walking at a brisk pace and it's important to walk briskly because that's when you start to get the health benefits. but, for many, time is the biggest obstacle to exercise. generally i'll rather drive than walk because i need to get there in a hurry. so generally not, no. we do go for a walk but not always brisk. not briskly. but we do walk. you can always make time. 0ne less cake, one more walk. this advice from health experts to do ten minutes of brisk walking every single day sounds simple enough, but many of us struggle to work that kind of activity into our everyday lives. so here are some tips. if you use public transport to get to work you could hop off a stop early and continue the rest of your journey on foot. once you get to work,
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don't take the lift, use the stairs. if you do get a break during the day, for example a lunch hour, you could use that time to stretch the legs. walking can help with weight loss, back pain, long—term conditions like diabetes, even reducing the risk of cancer. now we're all being urged to get up and get moving. dominic hughes, bbc news, the peak district. danish prosecutors investigating the death of a swedish journalist, kim wall, who disappeared during a submarine trip, say they will seek a murder charge against the vessel's owner and creator, peter madsen. kim wall's dismembered body was found off the danish coast earlier this week. stu d e nts students have been convicted of causing death by throwing a flare into a
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causing death by throwing a flare intoa car causing death by throwing a flare into a car in basildon. this man and a boy who cannot be named will be sentenced tomorrow. the foreign secretary borisjohnson travelled to benghazi in eastern libya today, one of the first western politicians to do so for many years. there he met — for the first time — marshal khalifa haftar whose forces control the east of this deeply divided country. 0ur diplomatic correspondent james landale was travelling with the foreign secretary. he asked him whether marhal haftar was ready to give up military rule if elected president. well, that is the great question and yes, he gave us those assurances that he would accept that if he contested that he would accept that if he co ntested a n that he would accept that if he contested an election, he would not serve as leader of this country, leader of libya, in a military capacity. and i think he does understand that. but it was also important to get over to him that this is a moment for compromise and
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all sides will have to compromise in this thing. there is an opportunity here with the arrival of the new un special representative. they will have to have elections but before they have those elections, the two size of the country have got to come together. —— the two sides. and that isa together. —— the two sides. and that is a comrade that they have not had to do before. the role of this country, our country, it, the uk, in effecting this change in libya. it was not what we were trying to do, we we re was not what we were trying to do, we were trying to collect —— protect the people and it brought about the fall of gaddafi. they have been struggling to find their feet as a democracy. so we have been encouraging them, telling them about policies, telling them what it takes —— telling them about politics, what it takes to fight an election. also
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pitfalls, calling elections too soon, before they have their ducks lined up. but i'm genuinely encouraged by what i have seen and heard over the last 48 hours. there is the chance for a political deal that could lead to a successful election. that would make a huge difference to this country. at the moment, libya is like some sort of freak of nature, some embryonic being that has acquired two of everything. sometimes fall of everything. sometimes fall of everything. two central banks, up to four governments, umpteen militias, they need to sort it out. they need to have some guts, bring things together. the foreign secretary, in eastern libya today. the uk's only female giant panda — tian tian — is believed to be pregnant. her keepers at edinburgh zoo say they don't have an exact due date but she's being closely monitored.
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tian tian was thought to have been pregnant several times before but has never given birth to a live cub. now, the moment you have all been waiting for. the answers to those gcse questions. first the maths question. we ask, if 300 people pay 50p to play a fairground game and 41 —— 41—macro prizes of 40p, and the a nswer —— 41—macro prizes of 40p, and the answer is £78 is the profit. and the science question, named two chemicals in gastricjuices that healthy digestive of human proteins and a few names... you would be right.
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-- if right. —— if you named... and the abstract nouns are... love. so give yourself top marks if you got all of those right. none if you got them all wrong, obviously! now for a right. none if you got them all wrong, obviously! now fora look right. none if you got them all wrong, obviously! now for a look at the weather forecast. no major changes over the next few days. northern and western areas see rain at times. it will be cool and the driest weather will be towards the driest weather will be towards the south and east in areas where it will feel pleasantly warm in sunshine. tonight and this evening it stays dry across a large part of england and wales. some fog and some patchy rain in western england. for northern ireland and western scotland, some outbreaks of rain. injured tomorrow, southern and eastern areas largely dry with spells of sunshine. —— into tomorrow. northern ireland and
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scotla nd tomorrow. northern ireland and scotland will see outbreaks of rain at times. nothing too heavy. into the weekend, a fair amount of dry weather around. the greatest chance of seeing showers always in northern and western areas. that's all for now. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. net migration to the uk falls by a quarter to 246,000 a year — the lowest level for three years. it follows a surge in eu nationals leaving the uk since the brexit vote. the number of students getting top gcse grades in maths and english has fallen slightly after the introduction of new, tougher exams. a 25—year—old woman has been jailed for ten years for making a series of false accusations of rape and sexual assault. the husband of a woman who was knocked down and killed by a cyclist calls for a change to the law to tackle ‘irresponsible and reckless' actions. a memorial ceremony has been held
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in barcelona to commemorate the 14 people who died in last week's terror attack. more now on today's gcse results. for the first time, students in england have been graded from 9 to1 in english language, english literature and maths, with 9 being the top mark. joining me to discuss what impact the changes could have is laura mcinerny, editor of schools week. good evening. what impact will this have? it is difficult to see what the full picture is today because we only have a english and mouths and the other subjects stay the same and they are not quite the same, you cannot say that nine is equivalent to the old a star. it is difficult
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to the old a star. it is difficult to see how things have changed and mostly it is similar to before and that was on purpose. the exams regulator has tried hard to make sure that even though there is more content and these exams are slightly more difficult, no child this year taking their exams should be any worse off in terms of the grade they get banned last year. that level of difficulty, these are harder than before? teachers have said there is more content. in terms of the lists of questions and the content, it is so big that teachers have called this fat maths or english because there are so much content. what about numbers rather than letters, what does that achieve? the number of children getting an and a star was very high so they put more grading in, and with nine as the top, if children are getting smarter, and there is evidence this
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happens, we could add ten or 11 and that would reflect that there is genuinely some inflation in how stu d e nts genuinely some inflation in how students are doing. there are greater grades of differentiation, only 2000 people out of 500,000 got nine in all those subjects. it is much easierfor top nine in all those subjects. it is much easier for top universities to select at the top end. what is a slight shame is at the bottom end, 3-1, that slight shame is at the bottom end, 3—1, that covers more grades and those pupils have not been helped. lots of shifts in the change that helps the top but not necessarily the bottom. and in the middle, four isa the bottom. and in the middle, four is a pass? the government is also looking at five? in terms ofjudging the performance of schools? the bottom of four is equivalent to the bottom of four is equivalent to the bottom of four is equivalent to the bottom of c and that was considered a pass and when the change was made
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nicky morgan was the education secretary and she said she wanted everybody to get five, slightly harder than four, equivalent to the old c and justine greening said we will have two, four is a pass but a standard pass and five will be a strong pass and that is the one with the government is aiming but maybe we will also look at the other one. it is strange to call four as standard pass because does that mean if you get one, two or three, is that substandard ? if you get one, two or three, is that substandard? and there are differences with wales, northern ireland and scotland has a different system. national differences? wales and northern ireland have not reformed in the same way as england and they have also made changes around coursework and grading and it is difficult to get a good national picture. we can either report on what is happening across the uk or
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what is happening across the uk or what is happening across the uk or what is happening across lots of age ranges but it has been difficult to get a handle on what this means for england or wales or northern ireland separately. taking this forward by a year, how will this look in 12 months? we will have the other half of the subjects coming on board, it is english and mouths and next year science and some languages will come over and science and some languages will come overand in science and some languages will come over and in 2019 we will start to getan over and in 2019 we will start to get an even picture. some confusion for a few years, like a levels and 0 —levels for a few years, like a levels and 0—levels but we will get there by 2019. thank you. swiss police say eight people are missing following a landslide in the east of the country. rescue operations are being intensified and geologists are warning that further landslides in the remote alpine valley, which is popular with hikers and climbers, cannot be ruled out. imogen foulkes reports. on wednesday morning, 4 million cubic metres of mud and rock poured down the mountain, destroying farmhouses in its path and ending up right on the edge of the tiny village of bondo.
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residents were they activated immediately. helicopters plucked hikers from alpine huts and, at first, rescue workers thought eve ryo ne was safe . translation: overnight we received reports of missing people. we intensified the rescue effort and an army helicopter was sent out. up to now we have not found anyone. police have now confirmed that eight people known to have been in the region at the time of the landslide are officially missing. over 120 rescue workers are now searching on foot and with specialised helicopters which can detect mobile phone signals. these remote, steep—sided valleys are popular with climbers and hikers but they are also known for the risk of avalanche and rock slides. some communities here have already invested millions
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in protective barriers. geologists are warning that in the coming days further landslides cannot be ruled out. coal mining used to be one of the biggest industries in the uk but its demise has taken a heavy toll on many former miners and their once thriving communities. around half a million people in those areas are claiming disability benefits — in some places its three times the national average. 0ur disability affairs correspondent, nikki fox, reports now from the village of horden in county durham. the old mining village of horden, nestled along the north—east coast. the industry is gone, but the people remain. show me some respect. and, most of all, some understanding. the strength is absolutely going out of me. do you feel let down? i do. and that's why i am grateful for any help that i get. both these men have spent
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years at the coal face. like so many on these terraced streets, their lives have been affected by disability. hello, my darling. for nick, that's looking after his recently disabled wife, dot. how did it go with your scan? rubbish. when she leaves hospital, he'll become her full—time carer and it's a daunting prospect. it is one hell of a struggle, financially. whereas when i worked in the pit, you never really even thought about it. you didn't have to. it was a dangerous job that left its mark on the miners who risked their lives, leaving many with hearing loss, lung disease and physical disabilities. many lived on streets like this one. 0nce part of a thriving community — now neglected, forgotten. and what's left? high rates of unemployment, poverty and three times as many
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people claiming disability benefits than the national average. these people gave their life to this country to produce coal, they've just been left to wither on the vine. it's just not right. it's not humane. you shouldn't be treating people with disabilities like that, i tell you. ron worked here for more than 40 years. his life underground left him deaf, and now he's blind. he no longerfeels he belongs in the village he once loved. there's nothing in this area for us. nothing. i got depressed and... tried to commit suicide three times. and i couldn't. i couldn't. the community is trying to regain what it's lost. i didn't know what i was entitled to... this friendly drop—in centre offers locals the chance to meet and get help with the very basics, like food, housing and transport. what we'll do is speak to the carers... nick is one of those getting
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that help, a referral to mental health services. a proud miner who has hit rock bottom. anybody asked for anything, i'd be there straight away to do it. now, if it's me needing help, i don't know. i don't want to ask anybody else. the demise of the coal—mining industry has left a legacy of disability. it's unlikely this generation will see the investment that's so badly needed to improve the lives of disabled people who live in these forgotten communities. nikki fox, bbc news, horden. lonely planet has released its list of the top ten coolest neighbourhoods around the world. florence tops the list — the italian city has long been a tourist favourite. at number two is the seongsu—dong district of the south korean capital, seoul.
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lisbon is the third in the list — with travellers advised to check out the triangle area. and there's a surprise at number ten — the south london borough of tooting. well, joining me now to discuss the delights of the south london hotspot is roi mengelgrein, who runs tooting market. welcome. thank you for having me. where you are expecting the top ten? no, but was quite a surprise and the mp tweeted that yesterday morning and since then a lot of people have been giving us the credit and wanting to speak to us and we were surprised, we did not expect that. to those who do not know tooting, sell it to us. i have been working for seven years, i run the market and one of the biggest things i can say is tooting has a fantastic community spirit, we have a very good council cutbacks small businesses and their very proactive so when you want to have any kind of
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communication with the council, whether that is licensing or planning, they are proactive and positive about change and growth. we have a lovely hospital, saint georges hospital, minutes away, you can find everything you want within a small radius. a fantastic mp and town centre management and the market is brilliant and has spearheaded lots of changes.|j market is brilliant and has spearheaded lots of changes. i want to ask you about the market, the pa rt to ask you about the market, the part you know best, what makes tooting market stand out from many other markets around the country? 0ne other markets around the country? one of the key things is we make a very conscious effort to make sure we do not saturated with one type of business. we look to keep a lot of the old traders mixed in with the newer ones and we don't sell out like other markets to go for the quick buck. we work with older traders and improve their businesses to compete with newer businesses and we compete —— want a very good
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ecosystem with the old trade and the newer guys coming into the area and blend that as good as possible. newer guys coming into the area and blend that as good as possiblem terms of transport, tooting is on the northern line. that does not a lwa ys the northern line. that does not always get the best press?m the northern line. that does not always get the best press? it is very busy but tooting has two stations and arisen overground stations and arisen overground station as well and there are lots of bosses. constantly, they are everywhere. where does this top ten place potentially take tooting in the future? i think there is a very interesting growth in people wanting to explore local. with airbnb, they contacted us a year ago to get local representatives showing people who are representatives showing people who a re interested representatives showing people who are interested in getting a local perspective when they explore a new city so there is an element that lonely planet picked up on and an area where people are travelling to
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newer cities and not wanting to see the technical things, big ben and camden town, they want to find what locals do. that is probably a reason that lonely planet chose us. you will be needed in tourists! it's a good thing, if it keeps the traders happy. thank you forjoining us. it's a figure too big to comprehend — $758.7 million. but it's made one massachussetts woman very happy — and a whole lot richer. applause. mavis wanczyk is the winner of the biggestjackpot in north american history and came forward a little earlier to collect her prize. mavis bought the ticket at a petrol station in chicopee, massachusetts. the first thing i want to do is just want to sit back and relax and i had
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