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hello this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and rachel burden. drama in las vegas. floyd mayweather beats conor mcgregor in their much—hyped super—fight. the most lucrative boxing bout in history went 10 rounds, further than many had predicted. but it was the american boxer who came out on top as the referee stopped the fight. good morning, it's sunday 27th august. we'll be live in las vegas very shortly with all the reaction. also ahead, a big shift on brexit by labour — the party says it wants britain to remain in the single market after leaving eu. texas braces itself for further "catastrophic" flooding as tropical storm harvey sweeps across the state. strong winds are hampering rescue efforts and thousands remain without power.
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in sport — heartbreak for england in the women's rugby world cup final. there are tears on the pitch after the red roses were beaten by new zealand in belfast. and matt has the weather. good morning. nota good morning. not a great day for eve ryo ne good morning. not a great day for everyone by any means, but most places dry. details on that and the forecast for the bank holiday, coming up. good morning. first, our main story. after all of the hype, came the fight. the most lucrative boxing bout in history came to a dramatic conclusion just over an hour ago. just over an hour ago floyd mayweather beat ireland's conor mcgregor after 10 rounds in one of the mostg anticipated boxing bouts of recent times. ao—year—old mayweather who came out of retirement, is guaranteed at least $100 million from the fight with mcgregor assured of $30 million. 0ur sports news correspondent richard conway was watching the fight in las vegas and joins us now. conor mcgregor leaves a rich man
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with his head held high? yes, he is considerably richer. he has confounded many of his critics. he came into the ring tonight, guns blazing in the first three rounds. troubling floyd mayweather with a number of shots. then, the dominance, skill and experience of floyd mayweather came to the fore. 0ver floyd mayweather came to the fore. over the next few rounds, he started to assert his presence and landed a number of lows against conor mcgregor. he was visibly tired. lazy the ninth rounds, it was clear he was not going to the distance. the referee stepped in in the 10th round with just over one minute referee stepped in in the 10th round withjust over one minute remaining. drawing it to conclusion. at the end
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of the fight, it was a stark contrast to the buildup to this controversial fight. we are contrast to the buildup to this controversialfight. we are now waiting for the press conferences here in the arena. both men returning to the ring to give their view on what has just happened. interesting ideas from people who we re interesting ideas from people who were watching it here in the uk, praising the heart and courage that he showed in what is effectively a new sport for mcgregor. floyd mayweather retires undefeated in 50 fights, some discussion as to whether or not he should be retiring, this was an event rather than a title bout? not a title fight, but he did want to go out on a high. going out with 50 wins under his belt, he wanted itjust this way. the sport and legitimacy of
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this contest has been questioned for a number of weeks. many people question whether a mixed martial artist could really compete. thinking perhaps he would be showing up thinking perhaps he would be showing up confused. some of the homophobic slurs and sexist language, the way that both men behave, that has tarnished some of the buildup here. the fight itself certainly past expectations. : mcgregorwalks off, going back to ufc with his sporting reputation intact, floyd mayweather confirming his reputation as one of the greatest boxers of all time. for the first time, labour has committed to keeping the uk in the single market and the customs union for a number of years after leaving the eu.
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the plan would mean accepting the free movement of labour beyond the official brexit date of march 2019. let's get more detail now from our political correspondent, jonathan blake. iama i am a little bit confused. as late asjune i am a little bit confused. as late as june this year, i am a little bit confused. as late asjune this year, the shadow chancellor seemed to be ruling out staying in the single market. this isa staying in the single market. this is a significant shift in policy for labour? yes, it is. at least it is a clarification of policy. for some time, critics have said it is confused. for many, it is a significant shift. the shadow brexit secretary is setting out a plan for the uk to stay in the single market allowing the freedom of movement of people, goods, services and money, and the eu, if the uk leads the eu, we would stay in those single market and the customs union during a
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transitional period. how long would that last? they are not putting a time limit on it, saying it would be as short as possible but as long as necessary. keeping options open. keeping those benefits would mean playing by the rules of the eu and, crucially, paying the bill for membership. this might be music to the ears of some within the labour party who want the uk to stay within the eu and keep the benefits of membership as long as possible, but labour voters who voted may be wondering where this leaves them. they have said that we could stay a member of the customs union in future, and maintain the benefits of a single market, while getting a slightly different deal on immigration. it will be difficult because the eu has been clear that you cannot cherry pick the benefits. music to the ears of some who want to maintain the benefits of being pa rt to maintain the benefits of being part of the eu, but others will be
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saying, this looks a lot like membership of the eu by the back door. severe flooding is now the main concern of officials in texas after tropical storm harvey battered the coast. it has left buildings badly damaged and forced people from their homes. hundreds of thousands of residents are without power and one death has been reported in the city of rockport. cbs news reporter weijiajiang is in corpus christi for us this morning. it is much more calm, but much of the city of corpus christi remains in the dark because of those hurricane force winds, they brought down so many powerlines. the one behind me was snapped into pieces. the second part of this is the rain, and that is going to make the cleanup and that is going to make the clea nu p effort and that is going to make the cleanup effort is very difficult. what we saw 30 miles from here in rockport, it took the brunt of the impact
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when harvey came ashore. it is difficult to look at a town that just has it is difficult to look at a town thatjust has the remains strewn about. here in corpus christi, there is degree, lampposts, a lot of things in the street. but they are, you can see completely levelled buildings and all sorts of material, even brick buildings were ripped apart. people who decided to stay there, who did not evacuate, we were watching them and they were all still in a state of shock that this was their town. they did not recognise it. they are trying to clea n recognise it. they are trying to clean up but they worry that the system could whip back around to them. houston tonight will be dealing with a lot of catastrophic flooding. the victims of the grenfell tower tragedy will be remembered flooding. ill be remembered with a minute's silence this afternoon at the notting hill carnival.
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security for the event has also been reviewed in the wake of the barcelona terror attack. simonjones reports. # it's like an invasion...# the carnival is getting under way. more than1 million people are expected to flock to the streets of west london over the next two days. amid the revelry, there will be time to reflect on the grenfell tower disaster. the ruins of the building still dominate this community. we have survivors coming in, it shows that there is peace
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and healing for the survivors. posters and banners are being made to remember those who died. police will make sure people keep a respectful distance from the tower. the carnival will be a huge security operation with steel barriers and concrete blocks in stalled. given the events in barcelona last week, we have reviewed our plans and security arrangements for the carnival. we believe that we will be highly successful at thwarting any attempts of anything that could compromise a safe and secure carnival. more than 600 people have been arrested in a crackdown on crime ahead of the carnival. weapons have been seized and officers have kits to test for acid. police say they are determined that people will be able to enjoy the carnival safely, an event that is being seen as a chance to help the community heal. and simonjones is in notting hill for us this morning. very much time for the community to come together today? absolutely. it
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will be a celebration but a commemoration as well. there is going to be a lot of security. you can see a big group of police officers coming down. the carnival does not kick off for another couple of hours. we are seeing thousands of revellers on the streets. noisy and enjoying the situation. they want to have a good day. grenfell is going to be on people's mines. you can see some graffiti here, people will not profit. there will be a special commemoration for those who lost their lives. dogs are going to be released and there is going to be a minutes' silence. it is a balancing act. the organisers want people to have fun but they also want people to remember. same with police, they wa nt to remember. same with police, they want people to enjoy themselves but they have the security situation on
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their hands. a number of people monitoring security. thank you very much. three minibus passengers including a 5—year—old girl remain seriously ill in hospital, after yesterday's crash on the m1, in which eight people were killed. two lorry drivers are being questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are in police custody. new cars will have to pass rigorous road emissions tests before being allowed on uk streets. the tougher rules are being brought in across the european union as concern over the harmful effects of nitrogen oxide has grown since the volkswagen diesel scandal. a government testing programme found that modern diesel cars emit 6 times more nitrogen oxide in the real world than in the lab. those are the main news stories.
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going back to our main story and thatis going back to our main story and that is the fight of the century. in the end the class and skill of the undefeated champ mayweather shone through. former heavyweight champion, david haye was watching and he joins us now from las vegas. nice to see you, what did you make of it? i was very pleased. i did not think conor mcgregor would have a chance in this fight. but he won the first three or four rounds. nobody anticipated him going into the second half of the fight, but he showed some unorthodox moves. he showed some unorthodox moves. he showed heart and endurance. something he has never shown us before, i have to really take my hat off to him. he is not a box. he was not a professional. he went in there with arguably the greatest boxer
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ever, he got stuck on his feet. he did not get not doubt. you have to give conor mcgregor nothing but respect. you say he showed endurance, but his fitness seemed to tell in the end. you could see his arms were tired. we surprised by that? no, i am not surprised about that. we are talking about someone who is not used to doing 12 three—minute rounds. he has done in judo and wrestling, boxing, you just use your arms. floyd mayweather, the first few rounds, it allowed him to use and expand his energy. millions
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of people paid $100 apiece to watch the fight. the ticket i had cost seven and a half thousand dollars, and it wasn't even a great seat. he made a hell of a lot of money in this event because people wanted to see it. i was very happy with the fa ct see it. i was very happy with the fact they got through so many rounds. i don't know if you had to pay for that yourself, but that is a lot of money. this was never going to be the fight that defined mayweather‘s career, but were you happy to see him come out off retirement and perform the way he did? i am not surprised. he is a professional, he doesn't drink alcohol or take drugs, he is always in fantastic physical condition. taking a few years out would not have harmed him physically. he came into this fight. it looked for me
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like he gave conor mcgregor the early rounds. he was not trying to assert himself at the start. he might have gotten an early victory, that would have left the irish fans very unhappy. he left the ring with dignity. everyone was happy. a great night's entertainment. a fight we knew what the result was going to be. it was a good fight. the rounds are the professional boxing match, you were to say that. he could have future in boxing if sticks to it. i'm pretty sure once he sees the check. though it be surprised if mayweather walks away with 3— surprised if mayweather walks away with 3- $4 surprised if mayweather walks away with 3— $4 million from this one
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night. when the cheque comes in, i'm sure he went mind doing it again. it is easy money for him. —— he won't mind. i wouldn't be surprised. thanks so much. i watering amounts of money. would people get so excited about it now they know the way it panned out? i don't know. i think because he showed he could do it. he showed he could at least take it to him in a number of rounds and on his first fight. unbelievable. here's matt with a look at this morning's weather. a rather pretty sunrise in wales? if you have to get up early on a sunday morning, it might as well be
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for a view like this. for most of you, try and find day with some sunshine. —— find day. not blue skies. spots of rain and drizzle to the south and east of northern ireland. a bit damp in the hills and coast of western scotland. the cloud will thicken up in north—west wales during the day, threatening the odd spot of drizzle, too. particularly on the hills. even here, breaks. the further south and east you are,, the cloud will break up and good sunny spells. we are talking low 20s for leeds for the second test. if you are heading off to the leeds cunningham all. —— carnival. it will clear for the notting cunningham all. —— carnival. it will clearfor the notting hill cunningham all. —— carnival. it will clear for the notting hill carnival. blue skies into monday. to get there, we will see a bit of a
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north—south split developing because southern and eastern areas, clear through tonight. to the north and west, much more cloud. don't be surprised northern ireland, north—west england and wales, waking up north—west england and wales, waking up to some drizzle. and bridges in the mid—teens. the split of the weather continues on monday. the vast majority have bank holiday stop low pressure in iceland are throwing some weather fronts our way which will bring some breeze to scotland. increasingly wet weather. some parts of eastern scotland will stay dry with some parts of sunshine. further south and east, northern england, north—west wales, like today, cloud coming and going. a few spots of drizzle in the morning. it. temperatures from rising. the further south and east you are, it will be perhaps the warmest late bank holiday on record. temperatures u pto 28 bank holiday on record. temperatures upto 28 degrees. calling up and are
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we get to the rest of next week. some rain at times. more updates throughout the morning. time for a look at the morning's papers. the writer, paul vallely is here to tell us what has caught his eye. we'll speak to paul injust a minute. the page of the observer has a number of different story. it is about labour. we have been reporting this morning that labour have made a dramatic shift on brexit in the single market. they say they would like to stay in the single market after the official brexit date of march 2019. a dreadful story on the
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front page of the sunday express about a terrible crush on the m1 motorway in which eight men were killed ——8 people were killed. a little girl is fighting for life in hospital and the road is closed. the sunday telegraph has an interview on the heart of parliament. protest by police and the risk of 0tello —— terrorist attack. bruce forsyth‘s widow talking about his death in the mirror. saying it has left a huge hole in her life. the sunday times talking about fat cats pay. it is said that's 100 talking about fat cats pay. it is said that's100 enjoying company perks like bmw's. ministers. they
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are being told they must cap their salaries. the mail on sunday. a lot of talk before the election putting workers on company boards, people thinking the conservatives will go to crack down on capitalism. according to the mail on sunday, that's exactly what theresa may plans to do. she has written an article for them and she uses the unacceptable phrase of capitalism. edward heath used it about roland many years ago. it is part of, what intrigues me about theresa may is she is a bit of an enigma, where are her politics? the person all this is her politics? the person all this is her right—hand man nick timothy and she was what's to get rid of him after the election. this is his kind of election. —— agenda. when it
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comes down to it, what she is proposing to do is publish a register which will show fatcat bosses who have been told off by their shareholders over the levels of pay. it is quite a weedy level of response but the rhetoric is very high. these part of theresa may trying to re—establish herself after the fiasco of the election. as they have a case of one of those fatcat losses. the observer, a mining village in yorkshire. in particular, the impact of wrecks that. it is in cou nty the impact of wrecks that. it is in county durham. it is an ex— mining village. it isjust county durham. it is an ex— mining village. it is just one of these things that tells those of us who live fairly comfortable lives, what
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it's like at the other end of the scale, ina it's like at the other end of the scale, in a place where people are living without proper furniture and ina living without proper furniture and in a village plagued by drug dealers and so forth. it is like real—life eye, daniel blake. there was something in the story about how this critique of the benefit system, these are the people who get the dirty end of the stick on this. , really suffer. it is just a reminder of what life was like for those who have been on the bad end of the... sometimes you feel these parts the country that the rest of the country have no clue about. they don't understand the lives of different people. there is a story underneath it in the observer which is the other side of the coin, talking about a million skilled european
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workers are seeing their future outside britain. it is a study done by kpmg. a large percentage of people here with higher degrees are thinking about leaving. none of us, whether we were four or against, could envisage this before the vote happened. inside the sunday express, a story talking about a visa scheme which allows foreign students to stay in the uk for an extra six months which was initially only done at four universities in the south of england and now they are rolling it out. again, this is something we try to flickr —— pick our way through. 0n to flickr —— pick our way through. on one point, there is a lot of political confusion, theresa may that was anger at are a lot of stu d e nts that was anger at are a lot of students overstaying their visas and then last week we heard a story saying that's not true and now the government is tried to encourage them to stay longer. they want the brightest and best to stay longer.
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there was a pilot scheme to students from cambridge, 0xford, to stay on foran from cambridge, 0xford, to stay on for an extra six months. this has caused predictive outrage in parts of the countries stop they have now announced they will extend it to northern universities as well. the prime minister, after the election result didn't exactly go her way, was the speculation on how long she might last? she has set a date at how much truth is there in it? what is clear from this story is that mrs may is inviting groups of backbenchers to visit her, greeting her at the door with handmade chocolate and so forth. it is quite clear the charm affective —— offensive to try and woo people to allow her to carry through the brexit process. she is saying to them, yes, iwill brexit process. she is saying to them, yes, i will be gone before the next election but give me two years to get on with this job. one of the
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tory backbenchers says, her philosophy seems to be, giving the dogs as stroke is better than giving them a kick. ifeel slightly dogs as stroke is better than giving them a kick. i feel slightly bad that we have not greeted you with handmade chocolates and pressed echo. i look forward to it. thanks very much, paul. —— prosecco. we'll be back with a summary of the morning's main news injust a moment. stay with us. hello, this is breakfast with rogerjohnson and rachel burden. coming up before eight, matt will bring you the weather details. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. in the last hour, floyd mayweather has beaten ireland's conor mcgregor after 10 rounds in one of the much—anticipated boxing bouts of recent times. in the last hour, floyd mayweather has beaten ireland's conor mcgregor after 10 rounds in one of the much—anticipated boxing bouts of recent times. 40—year—old mayweather
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who came out of retirement, is guaranteed at least $100 million from the fight with mcgregor assured of $30 million. mcgregor had never boxed professionally before. we will have more reaction in a moment. for the first time, labour has committed to keeping the uk in the single market and the customs union for a number of years after leaving the eu. the proposal would mean accepting the free movement of labour beyond the official brexit date of march 2019. severe flooding is now the main concern of officials in texas after tropical story harvey battered the coast. rescue efforts are being hampered by strong winds and thousands are without power. 0ne death has been confirmed in the town of rockport. the victims of the grenfell tower tragedy will be remembered at this year's notting hill carnival. hundreds of thousands of revellers along the route are expected to pause and observe a minute's silence to mark the tragedy. security for the event has been reviewed in the wake of the barcelona terror attack. more than a million people are expected to take to the streets over the next two days. three minibus passengers including
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a 5—year—old girl remain seriously ill in hospital, after yesterday's crash on the m1, in which eight people were killed. two lorry drivers are being questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are in police custody. there is only one place to start with regards to the sport this morning. conor mcgregor did box as a junior. he was apparently borne with his fist clenched. but he was not good enough today. so as you've been hearing this morning on breakfast, floyd mayweatherjunior has beaten conor mcgregor in their superfight in las vegas in the past hour. the win was mayweather‘s 50th
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straight professional victory but mcgregor gave a much better account of himself than any of his critics expected. mayweather confirmed his status as a great. he refers to himself as the best ever, and he proved too much for conor mcgregor. a referee stopped the contest. a sense of hope, anticipation and excitement built throughout the day. irish fans turned the city green. he's the underdog, if he can land one with his left hand... it would be great. he is going to be great. put your money where your mouth is. conor
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mcgregor caught mayweather with a number of shots. he claimed he was ready to shock the world, and some began to wonder if he would do them. —— deliver on his promise. but he got visibly tired. why the ninth round, mcgregor‘s legs began to wobble, clinging to the ropes for survival. the next round saw the end ofa survival. the next round saw the end of a fight that has intrigued and we re of a fight that has intrigued and were pulsed people. england's women were beaten by new zealand in the final of the rugby world cup. england — who were the title holders — lost 41 points to 32 in belfast. it was brilliant rugby end to end
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for 70 minutes after england lead 17—10 at the break. new zealand's superiority came through in their fitness as they dominated the last 20 minutes. there was pace, power and class from both sides, it ended in elation for new zealand but heartbreak for england. we like to think it was a good game of rugby to watch. we wanted to give a good spectacle out there. we know what the standard of the women's game is right now, wejust need other people to realise it is fantastic. i think we probably showed that tonight. hull fc won rugby league's challenge cup for the tonight. second consecutive season after a dramatic 18—14 victory over wigan. in a tight and tense match
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at wembley, hulljust managed to keep ahead thanks to two tries from the tongan winger mahe fonua and the kicking from man—of—the match mark sneyd. manchester united have maintained their perfect start to the premier league season. it's now three wins out of three and ten goals without conceding forjose mourinho's side. they beat leicester two—nil at old trafford. with news of that, plus the day's other top flight matches, here's nick parrott. after battering west ham in swansea, manchester united faced leicester. —— and. not for the first time, schmeichel will like being a hero at old trafford. butjose mourinho is as widely as the foxes. substitutes changed his fortunes. last season, united won their opening three matches but could only finish sixth. the special one is not getting carried away yet. step—by—step, my contract is three seasons. let's see if we manage to improve the club and the team. manchester city kept in touch with their neighbours, but they had win over bournmouth came to prize. raheem sterling was sent off after celebrating and will miss their next match against liverpool.
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brighton's first point in the premier league is likely to be remembered by this foul. it left watford down to ten men for more than one hour. the visitors were not able to take advantage. crystal palace tried to play like ajax, but swansea saw their third straight defeat. joe hart shored up the defence. newcastle put three past the english number one. he has been beaten ten times in three games, leaving the hammers rock bottom. england have it all to do in the second test against west indies at headingley. they'll start day three, 71 runs behind, with the visitors resuming on 329 for five.
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day two belonged to the west indies as kraigg brathwaite and shai hope both made centuries. england went nearly six hours without taking a wicket. stuart broad dismissed brathwaite and ben stokes took a late wicket, but hope remains unbeaten on 147. and finally, andy murray will miss tennis‘ final grand slam of the year, the us open, after withdrawing through injury. he's struggled with his hip and hasn't played since wimbledon last month, but said it's too sore to win the tournament, which starts tomorrow. it's the first time murray has withdrawn from a grand slam for more than four years. we're on the bbc news channel until nine this morning,
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and coming up on the programme: the new 1.35 billion pound queensferry crossing joins two other iconic bridges across the firth of forth, we'll take a look around ahead of preparations to open it to traffic later this week. up on the roof. meet the scientists who've kitted out the top of this tower block with infrared cameras to assess how the urban environment impacts the weather. seren was diagnosed with cancerjust 6 weeks ago. now she's shaved her mum's hair off. they'll both be here on the sofa just before 9 to tell us why. this is where we say goodbye to viewers on bbc one as match tropical storm harvey has left a trail of devastation after winds of up to 130 miles per hour hit the texas coastline. officials say it could take years for the state to recover. one person is known to have died
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and there are fears some residents are trapped in collapsed buildings. tom sabbatelli is a hurricane risk expert and joins us from our london newsroom. how bad is this storm? he is a stronger storm, wind ways, than we have seen recently. in terms of damage we might see from harvey, it may be a smaller loss than a hurry came such as ike, but it won't be without problems. are events like this becoming more common? -- hurricane. there is a chance that there is a correlation between climate change and higher rainfall events, but looking at the broader picture of hurricane events, you can
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see oscillation overtime. it is hard to get a long—term trend out of that kind of activity or to tie it to climate change. looking at the power that the storms possess, what can communities do to protect themselves against them? there is a lot that homeowners can do in terms of shoring up their homes with protective measures such as storm shutters, a lot of companies offer clips to support the roof on top of a structure, keep it safe and secure. shingles have been made wind resista nt to secure. shingles have been made wind resistant to make sure they don't away and open up the roof to damage. there is a lot of things that homeowners can do to negotiate the damage. talking of the flooding which is occurring, it must be
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difficult for people to rebuild these lives after they have been hit? yes, flooding is a low—frequency peril, similar to an earthquake. it is difficult for people to tie it back to a frequent memory so that they know to go and get insurance. some of the rainstorms we have had, they keep flooding in the national consciousness. they potentially keep insurance rates rising. talking on insurance, we don't get tropical storms that this magnitude in this country. a lot of people do have the misfortune of getting flooded at certain times of the year. what is the insurance situation in the united states? wind related damage insurance is fairly high when it comes to hurricane events in coastal areas. less high is the flooding
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risk. you are not looking at flood policies, although there is a government scheme to help homeowners at high risk rebuild after floods. the take—up is not mandatory. we speed towards higher flood the take—up is not mandatory. we speed towards higherflood rates in future. thank you for talking to us this morning. here are the main stories this morning: floyd mayweather has beaten irishman conor mcgregor in the 10th round of their much—hyped fight to keep his perfect record intact. labour says the uk should stay in the single market and customs union for a period after leaving the eu. here's matt with a look at this morning's weather.
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starting with a bit of hurricane news, what is the progress? good morning. harvey has lost his hurricane status, still a very potent storm in terms of rainfall. the storms are roughly around here, bright colours on the radar chart. this is where the rain has been heaviest in the last 12 hours. some spots have recorded 100 millimetres of rain. that is injust one hour. the forecast over the coming days, some rain continues to come down in torrents on monday, tuesday, even into wednesday. metres worth of rain, when added together, catastrophic flooding has been warned by the local weather bureaus.
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rain will remain the big story in southern parts of texas over the coming days. looking at our shores, rain but nowhere near the scale in the us. rain coming from this area of cloud, light and patchy. a bit of cloud across southern uk. some cracking sunrises across the uk. sunny spells in the south and east. a bit of patchy rain in some hills. cloud could thicken up, could produce some rain. the mist majority staying dry, some sunshine in the temperatures further south. the match between the west indies and england, staying fine into monday. staying fine for the leeds carnival as well. for those heading out, a
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marvellous couple of days, not. increasingly sunny and hot with temperatures peaking in the high 20s. tonight, seeing a bit of a north—west, south—east split. dry in the south—east, clear skies. north—west, south—east split. dry in the south—east, clearskies. north and west, cloud, hill fog, rain and drizzle. temperatures starting on the bank holiday in the teens, but that split in weather conditions remains. to the south—east, staying dry. weather fronts remains. to the south—east, staying dry. weatherfronts pushing into the north—east. 0utbreaks dry. weatherfronts pushing into the north—east. 0utbrea ks of dry. weatherfronts pushing into the north—east. outbreaks of rain across northern scotland. mainly across western areas during the day. light and patchy. northern england, north and patchy. northern england, north and west wales, cloud coming and going. some sunny spells. though the south and east, sky is blue. temperatures at their highest. it
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could be the warmest august bank holiday on record with temperatures around 20 degrees. we were just discussing barbecues while you were doing that. there might bea while you were doing that. there might be a few people doing barbecues this weekend. you might have noticed the last few weeks have been pretty cool and soggy in this country but in other parts of europe, we have also seen soaring temperatures and deadly wildfires. it is people living in cities that bear the brunt of these extreme weather events. a particularly heatwaves. new research into urban weather could one day help to narrow forecast down for whole cities to individual streets as nick miller from the weather world programme has been finding out. wildfires in portugal in june. italy
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been finding out. wildfires in portugal injune. italy turns off its famous fountains because of drought. wildfires spread in spain as it spreads to the balkans. 0ur cities see the highest averages in heatwaves due to the urban effect. massive man—made materials can absorb heat and it keeps towns and cities 12 degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside. now from the university of wedding had kitted out london rooftop with a range of equipment to find out how the urban environment impact our weather. including infrared cameras like these to reveal how temperatures va ry these to reveal how temperatures vary depending on the surface such as concrete, brick or. the basic temperatures which look down straight at the surface which means they have preferential view of the reef and ground surfaces as opposed to all surfaces. i'm doing a ground roofing exercise with lots of measurements from different angles
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to build up a complete picture so these are really important for evaluation and input. the different services across the city all heat the air above them differently and that's what ben crawford is measuring. this measures disturbances from pierre from the heat rising, similar to shimmer is coming offa heat rising, similar to shimmer is coming off a hot roof or a piece of concrete. this is pointed across the city towards suffolk power, about four kilometres of way. but what is it matter? how does knowing about this turbulent air possibly improve a weather forecast for a city? heat emissions and turbulence really affect a lot of things. it affects air temperature, wind speed, the dispersion of air pollutants and even clouds. the hope is that what the scientists are discovering he can make urban weather forecast not only more accurate that targeted to smaller areas, too. what we are
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trying to do, as we think about forecasting into the future, what we are expecting is the models are lau asked to look at things in much more detail. can look at the differences between the northern part of the city and the southern part of the city. hopefully, it will make things better forces and is within the city and living in different neighbourhoods. and that could mean one day we get a forecast notjust of the cities were living but our streets, too. soggy summers. don't we know all about that. now it's time for the travel show, and this week, they're diving down to the bronze age in macedonia and getting tattooed all over in singapore. this week on the travel show... so we're going to be diving on an archaeological site? yeah, exactly. underwater? exactly. we're swimming back to the bronze age in macedonia. oh, wow. you see all walks of life coming in to get a tattoo,
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bankers, lawyers, doctors. we're making a lasting mark in singapore. it's art, and it's beautiful art at that. first this week, we're visiting this small country with a big history and sites stating all the way back to the bronze age. people there are hoping that ancient past will pull in today's tourists. we sent amanda ruggieri to lake 0hrid in macedonia to find out more. this mostly rural country has drawn people and empires for thousands of years. the ancient persians conquered this area, so did alexander the great. so i arrived into macedonia late last night. it is a landlocked little country in the balkans, so i drove 3.5 hours through mountains and forests. it was lush, it was
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absolutely beautiful. but i didn't see a single body of water. until i drove over a hill and found myself here at lake 0hrid, one of the most beautiful lakes i think i've ever seen. this is the oldest lake in europe. the area around it is old as well. even the town of 0hrid even was a town at the time that king alexander the great was king in the fourth century bc. that ancient history is one of the main reasons visitors love to come here. most of the tourists want to experience the engine thing, to see the culture here. what about as a local, as a macedonian, what does the history here mean to you? the history, i actually love the history. in the same time i'm feeling so proud about my history. i've got a sense of this lake's extraordinary
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history from its surface. hello! hi, nice to meet you. nice to meet you! a little diving today? yes, please. come on. but to really go in search of lake 0hrid's ancient roots, i have to get a little wet. you are ready? come on, follow me. so we're going to be diving on an archaeological site? yeah, exactly. underwater? exactly, exactly. so it's notjust your normal typical everyday dive, it's like something more on top of that. including a lot of interesting artefacts and objects which are more than 3000 years old. we don't have to go far to find traces of 0hrid's ancient history underwater. with the water so still and clear, diving here is so relaxing,
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that i almost swim right by without even noticing the first artefacts. jovan has to point them out to me. but when i look, i see they look like the stumps of trees. these are wooden pylons that in a stroke of bronze age ingenuity, once held up houses built on a platforms over the water. in fact, archaeologists have found 6000 remains of these wooden pylons in the lake. jovan also points out some other object and it's obvious they aren't just the normal debris that you would expect to see in the lake bottom. this artefact is probably something used to drink from, all right, so as you can see there is a really small handle right here, ergonomically made, right?
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sojudging by this, if you can see... can i hold it? please do, careful. wow. you can see some shells around it. still wet from our dive. that's the most perfect little handle! so, it's kind of interesting to see how they used to do these things. you think this would have been a cup to drink out of? most probably, yes, yes. wow. it is still difficult to picture what life would have been like here some 3000 years ago. this is where this reconstructed bronze age settlement comes in. called the bay of the bones, the settlement has 24 houses built on a wooden platform over the lake. lake 0hrid and the area are considered so special, they even have been listed as a world heritage site by unesco.
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and 0hrid has another big draw for visitors around the world, too. the annual 0hrid summer festival has hosted musicians, actors and singers from more than 60 different countries. 0ur concerts are full and this year we have more than 350 artists playing and acting here. we have 33 concerts, ballet performances, and nine drama shows. possibly dating all the way back to the ninth century, 0hrid's church of saint sofia is one of the most important buildings in all of macedonia. today, its interior is covered with glorious byzantine frescoes, painted between the 11th and 13th centuries. on a night like this, when a pianist is performing
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here for the festival, the combination of 0hrid's history, art and music is intoxicating. it is easy to see why locals are hopeful that more and more visitors will fall in love with this area and its history. you know, it's rare that a lot of our local tattoo community comes together, congregated in one area in one spot. these are very talented individuals and, you know, it's art, and it's beautiful art at that. i guess i'm one of the most well—known tattooists in the world.
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i've been travelling for about ten years now, tattooing just anybody that i can. it's so intimate. tattooing is really intimate, because you're dealing with touching people and it is one—on—one for so long, it's just an intimate thing. it's overwhelming getting a lot of attention, you know what i mean? especially in singapore. —— this is a very significant event for the tattooing community, especially in singapore. we've come up from an era of back in the day where tattoos might have had a bit of negative connotation. there are still a few barriers and the stigma is still kind of there. so doing an event like this is reallyjust trying to remove all that.
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the people in singapore associate tattooing with negativity like being a triad and mostly bad stuff. but now we are opening up, you see all walks of life coming in to get a tattoo, bankers, lawyers, doctors, you know. people are opening up to it quite a lot more and i think that's a good thing. we are looking for the quality of work. the points are given in each individual details. for example, for colours, we make sure they are bright and solid and the blends are smooth. for black and grey, of course we're looking at the design, the depth, the detail. the individual creation from the artist. a good tattoo artwork on the individual body,
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you're not only going to attract more people looking at you, you will also help the wearer to have a better self—confidence. unfortunately, i have never been satisfied for the things i've done. as long as my client likes it, they are happy about it for many years, it is fine with me. the greatest part of going to conventions is i am able to draw tattoos all over the world, my name, and a piece of myself, my soul, and it lives there until the person passes, you know. and that's it for this week's travel show, but coming up next
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week: carmen begins becoming a journey through japan. tackling the flavours that locals love but visitors might find a bit of a challenge. —— culinary journey. a bit like an oyster, really salty but the consistency... bleugh! join us next week for that if you can, but if you can't wait until then, sign up to our social media feeds. the details are on the screen now. but from me, henry golding, and the rest of the travel show team here in singapore, it is goodbye. hello, this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and rachel burden. drama in las vegas. floyd mayweather beats conor mcgregor in their
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