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the end of the weekend. they are expecting a storm surges of up to 6-12 expecting a storm surges of up to 6—12 feet from this storm. you mentioned the wins, it will be destructive. a statement from the national weather service this morning did not mince any words saying there could be substantial property damage once the storm makes landfall. thank you forjoining us from texas. time for a look at the weather — here's lucy martin. you have the latest for the satellite figures for the hurricane. harvey tracking its way towards texas and is expected to make la ndfall texas and is expected to make landfall at midnight hour time bringing heavy rain with it. gusts of up to 150 mph and potentially life—threatening storm surge. here in the uk, a much quieter picture. we have seen blue skies around this morning. this photo sent in by a weather watcher in suffolk. it looks like the blue skies will last as we head into the weekend. it will not be wall to wall blue skies but there
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will be sunshine around. just the risk of the odd isolated shower on saturday particularly the further north you are. on sunday some outbreaks of rain in the far north—west. earlier, some outbreaks of showery rain pushing its way gci’oss of showery rain pushing its way across northern ireland, scotland and to the north—west of england. further south and east, plenty of sunshine around, and that's how we will stay heading through the day. good spells of sunshine further south and into the south—east. where we see more in the way of sunshine, warmer temperatures and highs of around 2a celsius. perhaps a touch more cloud in the midlands and wales. some bright intervals and outbreaks of rain in northern england, northern ireland and scotland. could be some heavy bursts and we could see localised flooding in northern ireland and the odd rumble of thunder possible in scotland. as we go through tonight, the rain continuing to head east, but it will fizzle out from the west, becoming drier in northern ireland that western scotland. for much of england and wales, drier
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weather with some isolated showers. 0vernight lows of 11—16dc and feeling humid in the south—east. that texas to the weekend, saturday looking vastly improved for northern ireland and with good spells of sunshine. —— that takes us to the weekend. while we still have the chance of the odd isolated shower, it will be mostly dry with bright intervals and sunny spells developing. a touch warmer than today with highs of 25 in the south—east. a bit more in the way of cloud in the north on sunday. north and west scotland, northern ireland and west scotland, northern ireland and north—west england. largely dry and north—west england. largely dry and bright in the south with temperatures just a bit warmer as well and locally we could see highs of 26 celsius. taking as to the bank holiday for some of us on monday. a dry start and then starting to see a band of rain pushing in from the north—west. a heavy burst, and then breezy in the north. it looks like
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the south east will stay holding onto a dry day and locally we could see temperatures reaching 27 celsius. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... a rock star, jailed for depraved child abuse could have been caught years earlier if a key witness had been believed. 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. england are 61—3 on day one of the second test. patrick is there. a bad morning for the batsmen? a pretty
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unnerving at morning for england, not one that many expected given how easily they won in the first test at edgbaston. they won the toss today but the west indies have been excellent out of taking three wickets, alastair cook the first to go. the bowling has been brilliant all morning. roach got rid of mark stoneman, human made 19. that would have been worse. joe root used to come to headingley as a boy was dropped at slip off the bowling of gabriel. how costly could that be? good joe root has made 50s and 11
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straight test matches and deliver that escape has not been a good morning for england. the ashes are less tha n morning for england. the ashes are less than three months away. chris coleman has announced his wales squad. the draw for the group stages of the europa league are out and arsenal will pay the belarussian team. colin and belgrade. everton addenbrooke e with leon at atalanta and limassol cyprus. the early kick—off in the premier league tomorrow, or musty, just and the manager says his team need
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to kick—start their season after losing both of opening the games and he hasn't impressed with how his players started the campaign. not great. the results are one thing but the performances have been the most disappointing factor in that. i don't think we've got going yet. we need to make sure this weekend with the quality of opposition that we really do fire. west bromwich have signed scotland winger 0liver buck from leipzig, the most expensive scottish there ever when he joined the bundesliga side for about £30 million last year but he can make his west bromwich debut on sunday at hunterston. megan jones will start tomorrow's final she's replacing
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danielle waterman whose out after suffering concussion from their semifinal match with france. so with a bit of a reshuffle in mind emily scarratt will be moving to full back. and it means bristol's amy wilson—hardy comes onto the replacements bench. there's full commentary of the final on bbc radio five live on saturday — kick off at 7.45pm. kimi raikkonen has celebrated his new ferrari contract by going quickest in first practice at the belgian grand prix. he was less than a tenth of a second quicker than lewis hamilton who was next over the line. second practice is currently underway but felipe massa won't be running again today after he crashed heavily in the first session. the 36—year—old is returning this weekend, having missed the hungarian grand prix through illness. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on the bbc sport website. more you and the next hour. some breaking news within the last half hour: two white farmers accused of forcing a black south african into a coffin and threatening to douse him in petrol and burn him
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alive have been found guilty. willem 0osthuizen and theo martins jackson are alleged to have put victor mlotshwa in the coffin accusing him of being a trespasser. they also allegedly threatened to put a snake in with him when he resisted. let's return now to our main story. the police watchdog has said the paedophile ian watkins could have been arrested nearly four years earlier — if officers in south wales had properly investigated numerous tip—offs about him. michael wolkind qc defended watkins' ex—girlfriend, joanne mjadzelics, who had to clear her name when she was accused of sharing watkins' indecent images. mark lobel has been speaking to him. south wales police hasn't had the grace and integrity to apologise to her. they have had to admit their failings yet she remains a marginalfigure. throughout this investigation, the police didn't believejoanne was a credible witness? they had some false information that she had once been sectioned,
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they had some true information she had once been a sex worker. so what, all they have to do was check claims about ian watkins and they never did. and that is the remarkable thing in their so—called investigation. she time after time went to her local police station, offering them to look at her laptop computer, where she had an e—mail from him attaching pictures of an underage child, and they refused to look at it. she provided police with evidence on four different occasions, what difference would it have made if the police had listened to joanne? it would have stopped the danger to young children. it may have made a difference for some months to one child, it's much wider than that. they could have stopped this much earlier. she started complaining in 2008, year after year, after year of her complaining and doing the right thing, police doing nothing and doing the wrong thing. how damaging was
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ignoring her to joanne? to this day she is trolled online. she was once infatuated with him, discovered what he did and persistently reported and even warning them that if anything else happens, it would be on their head and not hers, because she gave them every opportunity to investigate. they weren't interested. the south wales police have said sorry, is that enough? not quite. they have been forced to face up to their own ineptitude, they haven't had the grace or integrity to apologise to her. i wonder why. she was prosecuted because she became noisy in public, she was interviewed on television still talking about a lost opportunity the police had and their inaction. and that made her feel bad that she hadn't been listened to, as if she was asking yourself, could i have done more? actually, she couldn't have done
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more, but they did nothing. and aristocrats found guilty of sending menacing messages to an anti—brexit campaigner has abandoned his appeal against his conviction. the viscount was sentenced to 12 months in prison for suggesting facebook that he would pay people to have the businesswoman. there was a dramatic turnaround of events this morning for rhodri colwyn phillips, the fourth viscount st davids. he had already dispensed, or abandoned an appeal against his conviction. but this morning, was due to make an appeal against his 12 week prison sentence. at the outset of the hearing, her honour, judge deborah taylor, said that having looked at the papers in the case, the court was of the initial view that if the hearing went ahead, that 12 week sentence could be increased.
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rhodri colwyn phillips‘ barrister 0liver brunt qc, asked for some time to advise his client based on that indication from the judge. they had 15 minutes or so, came back into court and oliver brunt advised the court that the appeal would be abandoned. just to remind people about the facts of this case. rhodri colwyn phillips posted some four days after the businesswoman, gina millar, had won a high court ruling against the government over the triggering of article 50 of the lisbon treaty. he posted on facebook, a message which effectively offered a bounty of £5,000 for the first person to accidentally run over and i quote, "this bloody trouble some first—generation immigrant." he also referred to her as a boat jumper. he was convicted in addition to that, for a similar offence where he offered £2000 for someone to carve up a man called arnold sube, he is an immigrant to this country who reportedly had
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turned down a five bedroomed council property for his eight children. his family of eight children. now, having had that sentence initially imposed at westminster magistrates‘ court injuly of this year, this appeal, now having been abandoned, rhodri colwyn phillips will now serve that sentence. he has served some five days of it. he served that initially before being given bail, pending this appeal. he will now serve the rest of that sentence. women who've left the armed forces have told the bbc the government is not doing enough to support them with mental health problems. campaigners say there's a ‘hidden‘ population of ex—service women who are suffering similar problems to male veterans — such as post—traumatic stress, substance misuse and unemployment — but no—one knows how many there are, or where they live. the victoria derbyshire programme has been to see the work of one of the few charities providing support — just for female veterans. i am denise kidger and i served
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22—and—a—half years in the army. it was tough because you were a woman but you had to act like a man and so i find it quite tough outside, mentally, trying to figure out who i am. the ptsd is a weird one because sometimes at first you don't understand, you just think something's you have nightmares, you have flashbacks. i thought the best thing to do was stay in the house and not engage and then i was introduced to forward assist. what we found was the women felt that they weren't represented in the charity sector so it was very male—orientated and and very male—dominated. so we do consultation
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sessions to find out what exactly their needs are. we offer a lot of one—to—one support and we also do female—only activities, as well. it's been left to the charities and i think it's a disgrace that the mod, you know, we are prepared to serve. but when you come back there's nothing there for you. you know, like they tell you you're not capable of doing the job that you absolutely love and then you get discharged and they tell you, but it's ok, you've got these injuries, when you get out you're going to have this compensation. you're going to have this money. you're going to have this support. you got none of it. three years on, no wonder i'm a head case. you're not a head case at all, darling. i served as a dog handler
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in the royal army veterinary corps. i guess you could say it was the front line. my feeling was pretty much what i would call being chewed up and spat out. once they're done with you, they're done with you. do you think female veterans are ignored? not so much ignored. i think we're invisible because we feel like we just have to get on with things and the veteran charities are more open to men. when i've got my camera, that's my coping strategy.
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just for you! i love watching the waves when they go and hit, coming across and just hit the actual pier and that. don't know, just calms me. and it changes all the time. i feel like i've got somebody in an organisation i can chat to sort of thing, if we're having bad days and we support each other and it's genuine. so it has a massive effect. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first the headlines on bbc news: the police watchdog has said that the paedophile ian watkins could have been arrested nearly four years earlier if south wales police had investigated numerous tip—offs. passengers have been warned by rail operators to expect delays of the bakkali weekend due to engineering works with roadworks also affecting somejourneys. in the business news.
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the boss of mobile phone giant samsung has beenjailed forfive years for corruption. lee jae—yong was found found guilty of giving donations worth 29 million pounds to nonprofit foundations linked to south korea's former president park geun—hye, in return for political favours. shares british supermarkets have fallen on the prospect of a price war with amazon. it has announced that it is going to slash prices at its whole foods grocery chain in everything from bananas to salmon. it will complete its take—over of whole foods on monday next which it has bought for almost £11bn british airways has called on the uk's border force to tackle ‘serious inefficiencies‘ at uk airports. the airline says routinely at terminal five only one third of the 29 state of the art egates are open and are usually shut prematurely at 11pm causing massive queues and frustrating delays. it said that with brexit just round the corner the uk needs to show that it‘s an easy place to travel to. 0fcom is due to present its advice
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to culture secretary karen bradley over the proposed merger between 21st century fox and sky. the department for culture, media and sport are expected put out a statement this afternoon. roy kaitcher from stockbrokers redmaybe bentley has been following the deal — and hejoins us now. roy what is this advice likely to say that we don‘t already know? this proposed merger hasn‘t been as smooth going as perhaps the murdoch wouldv‘e hoped it to be? the deal has been going on since december 2016 and from a stock market point of view when you have a say in of of defiance against a ta keover say in of of defiance against a takeover price of £10 and says to me there is a very good chance that you will be blocked. explain what further hurdles there are before they get the green light?
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i think if you put the two groups together, fox and sky, they will have a huge presence in the world of media television, newspapers. news international, the times, the sunday times and the sun and fox news, sky news, it is a huge conglomerate for the public to get over one by one family. the murdoch family have been rather confident and the deal, why do you think that? self-esteem. we have been very successful in the media for many years and built an amazing empire saw the officer think it will go through, the stock market is telling us something different. if they are successful what changes will we see? i think not the consumers will see the front kind of
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bundles being offered, fox and sky putting together different packages, the considerable have a better choice and some cost savings with the above script. thank you. we‘ve heard lots about self—driving cars being tested on our roads. well, next year self—driving lorries will be tried out. small convoys of partially self—driving lorries will be tried out on major british roads by the end of next year. up to three lorries will travel in formation, with acceleration and braking controlled by the lead vehicle. they don‘t look too hard to spot! spotify has signed a new licensing deal with warner music group. it‘s the last of the three big record labels to agree to make its catalogue available to spotify‘s 140 million users. with the deal makes it increasingly likely the company will float on the stockmarket. qantas airline says it will offer the first ever direct flights from sydney to london by 2022, if airbus or boeing can deliver
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planes capable of travelling the distance without refuelling. next year it aims to fly direct from perth to london. shares in lender provident financial have risen for a third day in a row now following eir 66% plunge on tuesday.the company have said theyre going to shake up management so that‘s helped the stock recover considerably. that‘s all the business news. in an attempt to make theatre accessible for all, one company has created a production especially for children who are both deaf and blind. 0ur entertainment correspondent colin paterson was invited to a preview performance to find out how it works. samuel taylor coleridge‘s kubla khan, adapted into a 50—minute musical show for children who are deaf—blind. but how exactly do you create a production for young people who can‘t see or hear?
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well, if we can‘t relate to them by those senses, what other senses are there? there‘s scent, there‘s taste, there‘s touch, there‘s a sense of movement you have, the kinaesthetic sense, so we often use movable seating. and the cast of kubla khan aim to create a stately pleasure dome by interacting with the children using water, sand and pebbles. it'sjust beautiful. i mean, it'sjust an honour to kind of do it, and to get to have this communication with these kids, really. you almost look like you‘re getting emotional. i am, i am, it's probably because i'm going to do it in 20 minutes and i can't wait, it's going to be great. and music also has a crucial role to play. people don‘t just
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hear with their ears. some people say as much as 60% of what you hear you pick up through your body. other people say it‘s a0%. the vibrations are the essential part, and then how you play with those textures so you can actually feel them, so that you can sort of almost swim through them. afterwards, it was clear what an impact of the show had made both on the children and their parents. what bit did james particularly like, then? i think he liked the moving water, definitely the moving water, because he loves bath time, for instance, so he can relate to that sort of thing. and again, music, loves his music. it's not very often that she enjoys something that she's part of, and she was really part of this, so it was a lovely time for both of us. you‘re beaming. yeah, maybe, nearly crying. there‘s nothing wrong with crying.
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and emily‘s thoroughly enjoyed herself? she really did, she really enjoyed herself. she was clapping earlier on. and yes, she really did enjoy herself. tomorrow, this ground—breaking production will have its official premiere in canterbury. colin paterson, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. good afternoon. some sunshine around this morning, the further south and east you are doing the best for that. whether watchers have been out of the cameras, this photo sent in from suffolk, some blue skies there. some sunshine as we move into this weekend and feeling warm and the sunshine, the risk of the odd isolated shower and to saturday. particularly the further north you are fully could be fairly heavy. a fewer outbreaks of light and rain and drizzle and the north—west on
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sunday. today the seen shirley outbreaks pushing across through northern ireland and scotland and into the north—west of england. further south some good spells of sunshine and that is how we stay as we move through this afternoon, good sunny spells across the south and east. temperatures in the sunshine warming up to a maximum of 24. perhaps a little more cloud across the midlands and to wales with the odd spot of rain but it is thick enough, some outbreaks of rain from england northern ireland and scotla nd england northern ireland and scotland and some of those could be happy. the risk of localised flooding for northern ireland and the odd rumble of thunder in the north of scotland. into this evening, the rain moves eastwards, improving from the west across northern ireland and western scotland, england and wales, plenty of dry weather and one or two showers to look out for, temperatures falling to between 11 and 15. militiamen in the south.
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starting the weekend with good spells of century, being clearly silly east and brightening up so better for northern ireland and scotland, sunny with one or two showers and potential in northern england. good spells of sunshine from england and wales, will be catalogued a shower with highs of around 25. a touch warmer than today. into sunday, more cloud across the north, and we must the driver good spells of sunshine, ti psters driver good spells of sunshine, tipsters in the south—east of it a bit warmer, wiser and 26 and if you outbreaks of late to read and drizzle and the far north—west will stop into monday, the bank audit for some of us and the dried great start with the band of rain from the north—west and inclusively breezy through the day but good spells of sunshine in the further south you
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have and then the south—east texas is on monday could get as high as 27 degrees locally. not too bad with plenty of sunshine through the weekend. this is bbc news. the headlines at 2:00pm: a rock star, jailed for depraved child abuse, could have been caught years earlier if a key witness had been believed. the singer‘s former girlfriend reported him to the police many times, but she was never taken seriously. she, time after time ask them to look at her laptop where she had an e—mailfrom him look at her laptop where she had an e—mail from him with look at her laptop where she had an e—mailfrom him with photographs of children and they didn‘t want to look at it. a warning of potential major disruption on the railways and the roads this weekend as millions prepare for the bank holiday amid engineering works on some of the country‘s busiest routes. a south korean scandal as the heir
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to the samsung empire is sentenced to five years in prison for bribery and embezzlement. also in the next hour —
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