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hello. this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. death and destruction in the wake of hurricane irma. at least seven people have died in the caribbean's fiercest storm in a decade. one island, barbuda, is described as barely habitable. good morning. a row over using laws first introduced by henry viii is at the centre of a two—day debate on brexit. for the latest in the season on britain's coast, we are on a scientific research vessel trying to establish the exact levels of looting plastics in the oceans. ——
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polluting. jaguar land rover announces big plans for new electric cars. i'll ask the boss if companies and drivers a ready for a battery—powered future. good morning. in sport, there'll be no federer—nadal showdown at the us open. roger federer is knocked out byjuan martin del potro, so he will take on world number one rafael nadal, for a place in the final. businesses are told to stop pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on consumers. shoppers risk eating an extra 17,000 calories a year from unnecessary purchases. and matt is also on the coast today with the weather. good morning. i have dragged the deckchair to sussex. we are looking at the effects erosion are having on the coast. details on that and they forecast starting off dry but with wet weather coming later up next. ——
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and a forecast. good morning. first, our main story. hurricane irma has caused devastation across the caribbean killing at least seven people. the small island of barbuda has been severely hit, making it, in the words of its prime minister, " ba rely habitable. " authorities in the french island territory of saint martin say it has been reduced to rubble and its airport is virtually destroyed. andy moore reports. the island of barbuda, home to 1600 people, was one of the first places to be hit by hurricane irma with full brunt. it is estimated 95% of homes have been damaged. communications were destroyed, cutting it off from the outside world. the prime minister said the island was barely habitable. what i saw was heart—wrenching, absolutely devastating. in fact, saw was heart—wrenching, absolutely devastating. infact, i saw was heart—wrenching, absolutely devastating. in fact, i believe the extent of the destruction is unprecedented. a two-year-old toddler was killed. there were many lucky escapes. we had containers, 40
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foot containers, flying left and right, and tons of debris. the story you are getting from most of the residents here is the eye of the storm camejust residents here is the eye of the storm came just in residents here is the eye of the storm camejust in time. people residents here is the eye of the storm came just in time. people were literally tying themselves to their roofs with ropes to keep them down. in the french territory of san martin, six people were killed. authorities said the island had been reduced to rubble. this is hurricane irma seen from space. it is now heading north of puerto rico, and could hit florida at the weekend. it is one of three hurricanes in the atlantic. there are particularfears for hurricane jose, atlantic. there are particularfears for hurricanejose, following close behind hurricane irma on a similar path. with most people homeless, officials say barbuda cannot survive another storm. they may have to be
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entirely evacuated. andy moore, bbc news. we can now speak to the prime minister of antigua and barbuda, gaston alphonso browne. good morning to you. thank you very much for talking to us on breakfast. you are back on antigua is that correct? yes. good morning to you and your viewers. good morning. tell us and your viewers. good morning. tell us where you are in antigua. we saw the devastation hit barbuda. yes. the extent of the damage was minimal in antigua. it is back up and running, actually. the airport opens tomorrow morning. we will be undertaking national flights again. and most of the electricity has been restored. but barbuda is completely
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different, a complete contrast. in antigua we can see there has been significant resilience, we can celebrate surviving. barbuda is devastated. yesterday when i travelled and circumnavigated the island, it was emotionally painful to see such a beautiful island totally destroyed to the extent about 90% of the country is damaged, totally demolished. we have significant homeless people now in a bid. we have efforts to make sure we can help them tomorrow. —— in barbuda. we have seen you helping.
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what can be done to help accommodate and rehouse tomorrow? tomorrow we have several helicopters and a number of boats travelling to barbuda to take supplies. luckily we ordered supplies out of miami. we will deliver them tomorrow almost exclusively to barbuda. we will take significant building material as well to restore things that were partially destroyed. we are also sending over tarpaulin as well. it will start tomorrow morning in earnest. there will be water and supplies to make sure they have clea n supplies to make sure they have clean water. apologies for interrupting. prime minister brown,
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how much aid do you need from other countries? are you asking for help? yeah. we estimate to restore barbuda i’u ns yeah. we estimate to restore barbuda runs in excess of 100 million us dollars. that is definitely beyond the means of our government. clearly we need some help. we need external resources to supplement the efforts. the entire infrastructure, the schools, hospitals, they are damaged. patella communications infrastructure as well was actually destroyed —— the communications in
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the structure. another hurricane is on its way. how will people prepare? we are watching that storm closely. we are watching that storm closely. we have no choice but to take immediate steps in barbuda because we are already very holeable. to have another one is dangerous. —— vulnerable. prime minister gaston brown, thank you very much for your time. we wish you and your citizens
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well. many thanks. and now for some other news. the country takes another step towards brexit today as mps debate the european union withdrawal bill before a vote takes place on monday. 0ur political correspondent, chris mason, is in westminster. chris, what are they key issues up for discussion? it is such an important piece of legislation, this. and there is a big row developing around it. definitely. when people like me stand on grass like this and talk about constitutional change, it can be quite dull. but this is significant. the biggest constitutional change, the way we are governed, since october, 1972, when we signed up to what is now the european union in the first place. the challenge the government now faces is unravelling that. essentially in 1972 a pipe was built from here to brussels and laws flowed through them. 433 regulations in total. the government has to work out what it is going to do. it is
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concluded everything changes but nothing changes. everything will be copied over in one go. the challenge in the government is it does not give a chance for scrutiny of what they are doing. that is why labour does not like it. the use of what is known as henry viii powers, dating back to 1539. this has nothing to do with his love of going down the aisle, it was the power to make law without being challenged. the government says they will not abuse the power and they will have a two year limit which will expire at around march, 2021. it is a key reason opposition parties will vote against it. the government is not likely to struggle at this stage of the bill's passage through parliament to be there will be a vote today and monday. but it will
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dominate westminster for months to come. thank you so much. and just to remind you. injust over come. thank you so much. and just to remind you. in just over half an hour, we'll be speaking about this with the shadow brexit secretary, matthew pennycook. universities in england could face fines if they pay their leaders more than the prime minister, unless they can convince a regulator that their bosses are worth it. dozens of university heads currently earn more than twice the pm's annual salary of £150,000 per year. the universities minister, jojohnson, says urgent measures are needed to ensure a good deal for both students and taxpayers. west midlands police, the second biggest force in england and wales, has been accused of failing to record thousands of crimes every year. these included sexual offences, domestic abuse and rape. the inspectorate of constabulary graded its performance on crime recording as "inadequate," the lowest rating possible. facebook says it has discovered a russian—funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network during the us presidential campaign.
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the company said $77,000 was spent on about 3,000 ads over a two—year period, ending in may this year. the ads did not back any specific political figures, but instead posted on topics including immigration, race and equal rights. asking if you would rather go large for a little bit extra is something we are used to hearing from food and drink retailers. but according to a new report from the royal society for public health this "upselling" is fuelling the obesity crisis in the uk. we have been confused about that phrase. small is not big enough. 0ur reporter, alice hutton, has more. it isa it is a familiar sound of the high street, whether you are in a newsagent, fast food outlets, coffee shop, we have all been asked if we
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wa nt to shop, we have all been asked if we want to treat ourselves to something extra. but pushing larger portions on customers, up selling, is not just taking a toll on wallets. new research shows it is fuelling the obesity crisis in the uk. one in three are accepting this temptation. we can put on between five lbs a year to 11 lbs a year depending on your age group. that is fairly significant to quantify the damage we are doing to ourselves. if the public are aware, they may think twice. shoppers face more than 100 attem pts twice. shoppers face more than 100 attempts every year. 78% have been asked to upgrade in the last week. the report is calling for businesses to ta ke the report is calling for businesses to take responsibility for their pa rt to take responsibility for their part in keeping the public healthy. the responsibility does notjust lie with retailers. they also want us to
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shop more smartly and resist temptation will be get to the till. —— when we get to the. prince george is to begin his first day at school today. the four—year—old will attend thomas's battersea in south london, where the fees are more than £16,000 a year. his uniform includes navy shorts and jacket, long red socks, and black shoes. there's a slam—dunking bunny, the world's longest legs and an 83—year—old bodybuilder. it can only mean one thing, the latest edition of the guinness world records. this year's entries include biff hutchison from idaho, who's the first person to clear 11 feet on a pogo stick. and this is "bini the bunny" from california who holds the record for the most basketball slam—dunks in one minute by a rabbit. she managed a grand total of seven slam—dunks. that looks like fun. it is quite a specific category. and
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thatis it is quite a specific category. and that is him celebrating. her? him. there was some debate this morning but it is official. him. and now you know. let's talk about record—breaking tennis players. roger federer is out of the us open, beaten by warren martin del pop show in new york. he has been giving his postmatch press conference, and he said he isn't good enough to be in the tournament at the moment, it is better that he is out on somebody else gets the chance. so dignified! it also means that match, the semifinal they wa nted that match, the semifinal they wanted to in rafael nadal and roger federer will not happen in new york. it has never happened to there. that dream is over, juan martin del potro is through, and will be facing the
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world number one, rafael nadal, in the semifinals. he lost only five games as he sailed past andrei rublev yesterday. andy murray says he will probably miss the rest of the season because of his ongoing hip injury. he hasn't played since wimbledon. he says he is protecting his long—term future. the deciding test between england and west indies begins at lord's this morning. toby rowland jones has been on his home ground. and chris froome says he is still confident of winning the tour the spaniard despite his league being cut. —— leader. he is nowjust four minutes ahead. lots of climbing yesterday, as you can see. very good. we will talk lots more about the tennis later. and the cricket, as well. can we talk about big deckchairs? i love big deckchairs. we sat in it last week when it was here, it was massive. you have trouble getting out of it. matthew isn't really that small. honestly, he is about eight feet tall. good morning! good morning. yes, the
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deckchair dwarfs me somewhat. good morning from memory in sussex on the coast here. this morning we are talking about the impact the changing climate is having on some of our coastlines. increases in global air temperatures, sea temperatures and global sea levels is having a great impact on the risk of flooding and erosion around written's coast. we are looking at some of the schemes that are in case —— in place and a scheme to try to put that more at ease. to speak about it we have come to medmerry in sussex. there is an innovative scheme by the environment agency, called managed realignment. the existing defences behind me were breached and in doing so it created a brand—new habitat here and also saved the prospect of flooding, or at least help the prospect of flooding, for 350 properties, for holiday park, and various other pieces of infrastructure in the
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area. we will be looking at it more this morning. it is fairly calm here this morning. it is fairly calm here this morning. it is fairly calm here this morning. the winds will be picking up today. we will take a look at the forecast across the country. we can start with a look at what is happening. a dry start for many, but rain is on the way for most parts of the country and the wind will pick up as well. now, the prospects this morning showed that there are a few showers across the english channel affecting parts of sussex, kent and hampshire in particular, and there are showers in western scotland, northern ireland and the north—west of england. there will be longer spells of rain through the day for the northern half of the country but further south will stay largely dry. a few showers in the south—east and east anglia, developing in the afternoon. the odd heavy shower cannot be ruled out. temperatures generally in the high teens. the further north, the pick of the cloud. the skies across northern england, scotland and northern ireland will be rather grey. 0utbreaks northern ireland will be rather grey. 0utbrea ks of northern ireland will be rather grey. outbreaks of rain coming and going. heaviest on the hills in the
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west throughout, and the breeze picking up as well. temperatures stuck in the midteens but many. we will gradually see that rain pushing across parts of north wales as well. for the northern half of the country, the day finishes on a slightly wetter note. maybe staying dry for slightly wetter note. maybe staying dryfora slightly wetter note. maybe staying dry for a good part of the dave or southern england and wales, but even here, we could be prone to one ultimate showers. into tonight, showers will come and go across all parts of the country. we will see the breeze picking up quite drastically. quite a blustery night. even though the wind is there, with cloud and outbreaks of rain, it will be cooler than last night. temperatures 0k in the towns and cities, but down into single figures in some areas of the countryside. the wind will add to the chill. a slightly cooler spell to end the weekend going to be weakened. friday for me will be a mixture of sunshine and showers. —— for many. they will be some thunder, the further north you are. a complication in the
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english channel. more cloud through the day, outbreaks of rain, that rank could become heavy and persistent and move towards wales and the midlands at times in the afternoon as well. not a particularly pleasant day, it must be said. cooler tomorrow than today, and cooler still on saturday. we will clear away the rain from the south coast. sunshine and showers across much of the country. showers a lwa ys across much of the country. showers always heaviest towards the western half of the uk, but as i said, the wind becomes more of a feature. as we going to the weekend we could see oui’ we going to the weekend we could see our first winter storm of the autumn heading in, especially as we go through sunday into monday. that could of course have an impact on the coast. as i said, we will be taking a closer look at the impacts of flooding and erosion on the coast through this morning as part of our coastal written season. —— britain. it looks like it could be a lovely morning of our, matthew. now we are going to a boat in plymouth. more than eight million tonnes
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of plastic are dumped every year in our oceans and it's predicted that by 2050 99% of seabirds will have ingested the material. as part of our coastal britain series, breakfast‘s john maguire is in plymouth for us looking at the problems posed by plastic. you can see morning breaking there. a cloudy sky, perhaps a hint of some sunshine breaking through. john is looking at the problems posed by plastic. good morning, john. good morning. i hope you are well in the studio. as you say, we are in plymouth sound, aboard the fork and spirit, a marine research vessel which belongs to the university of them. —— falcon spirit. have a look here at the end of this line. this isa here at the end of this line. this is a dragnet. that has been trawling through the see this morning. —— sea. through the see this morning. —— sea. they are bringing it in, we will look at what it contains. we know that there are lots of plastics, big ones, but even more
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dangerous are the smaller ones in oui’ oceans. dangerous are the smaller ones in our oceans. it is a major problem, not only for us, but also for the natural world. nestled at the bottom of cliffs on the north yorkshire coast is a colony of grey seals. as the tide comes in they wriggle and bounced their way up onto dry land, but increasingly, they are at risk when they are back in the water, from threats that are man—made. —— bounce their way. as the tide comes in the seals will haul themselves up onto the shore. the sea, of course, is where they do most of there eating. it is troubling to think that is also somewhere particularly hazardous to them, because of the amount of sussex that are now in our oceans. it is a problem. there is litter in the sea that is washing in on every tide, it is coming in and out, and people do not realise that it doesn't necessarily float, it doesn't decompose. sometimes this is
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household litter. people don't think it can end up in the sea. look at that! you superstar. down the coast in scarborough, the seal hospital looks after the rescued animals before releasing them once they are healthy. plastics are a constant problem. we attended a seal recently that was caught in a frisbee, and that was caught in a frisbee, and that frisbee must have been on him for months, and it had cut into about six centimetres of flesh. it had been floating in the ocean and out of curiosity, no doubt, the seal p°pped out of curiosity, no doubt, the seal popped his head through it, and obviously couldn't get it. —— get it off. to discover more about how plastics behave in the ocean, that imperial college london are taking pa rt imperial college london are taking part ina imperial college london are taking part in a major european study. this wave machine will help them to model the track of the pollution. the aim is to try to understand how plastics move through the ocean. we want to understand how currents can move
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past six, how it accumulates and how it affects the environment. —— can move plastics. we only know about 1% of the plastic that we fell into the ocean, so we of the plastic that we fell into the ocean, so we want to understand what is happening. i love paddle boarding and when! is happening. i love paddle boarding and when i first started doing it in london on the canals and rivers, i realise how bad the problem was with a stick illusion. —— plastic pollution. trying to stop it getting into the sea in the first place is lizzie's passion and ambition.|j into the sea in the first place is lizzie's passion and ambition. i saw a coutts nest, one time, that was made almost entirely of plastics. it was this horrifying moment. and i thought, something needs to be done. i need to show people what i'm seeing every time i'm out paddling, just how about this problem is, inland as well is in the oceans. she has paddle board of the length of england's canals and rivers, recruiting volunteers in helping to
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clea n recruiting volunteers in helping to clean up. ultimately this is a man—made problem, and despite the resilience of the natural world, it is one that needs a man—made solution. so, back on board the falcon spirit. we had the scottish government talking this morning about a drive towards recycling plastic and other types of pollutants. this is professor richard thompson, from the university of plymouth. we have only had a quick trawl this morning, but what do we have so far? we have some of the natural items we would expect to find, seaweed, seagrass. but in this sample we are also likely to find small pieces of plastic. i can already see a small piece that looks already see a small piece that looks a bit suspicious. to completely identify what this is, we need to ta ke identify what this is, we need to take a friend is a chemical approach, but to me, this very much
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looks like a small shard of pulsar in. —— forensic chemical approach. plastic of this size can be eaten by a wide range of marine organisms, including commercially important fish and shellfish. when we looked at fish in the english channel we found a third of them contained small pieces of plastic. that is potentially harmful to some of those marine organisms, and of course there is concern in the seafood industry, they don't want the fish to be contaminated. in my view there is no cause for concern for human health at the moment, but we need to recognise that plastics are persistent, so i must we change our ways and stop it in plastics in the oceans, we will see a lot more of this in the sea, in fish, in birds. richard, thank you. we will speak to you again later. emily, good morning. you havejust sailed around the british isles to highlight the problems of plastics. did you discover it was worse than you might have expected? discover it was worse than you might have expected ? i discover it was worse than you might have expected? i know you have gone all around the world doing this. yeah, we have done most of our
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research in the gyres, the big accumulation zones around the world. because of the ocean currents that is where we expect the plastic to end up. it has been surprising that here in uk waters we have found a reasonable amount of plastic here as well. it just concludes reasonable amount of plastic here as well. itjust concludes that we know it is coming from land, it is coming from us. using a lot of this plastic and hyperplasia areas, and getting out there. and you spoke to politicians as he went around, can you give us a couple of good solutions, a couple of workable, tangible solutions? the easiest thing is tojust tangible solutions? the easiest thing is to just avoid using this single use plastic, this plastic that we have in our lives every day that we have in our lives every day that we have in our lives every day that we use to ten minutes or one hour and then we throw it away. that is the easiest thing we can do. but we need the bigger picture answers as well. we do. we will be speaking about that through the morning. i wa nt to about that through the morning. i want to show you these later on as well, these micro beads. you get them in facial scrubs and things like that. these are about to be
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banned, thankfully. lots more from us banned, thankfully. lots more from us off plymouth later in the programme. fascinating. thank you, john. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london news. i'm sonja jessup. police are hunting for three men who attacked an 82—year—old man in east london and stole his watch and gold bracelet. officers have released pictures of men they want to speak to after ahmet dobran was dragged to the floor and beaten in newham last month. mr dobran, who has parkinson's and is being treated for cancer, is in a serious condition in hospital. a group of firefighters who helped respond to the grenfell tower blaze have been to the coast for a break, arranged by colleagues in cornwall. north kensington station's blue watch searched the building the morning after the fire, while it was still at risk of collapsing. they say the kindness shown by their colleagues in penzance is much appreciated.
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imean, it i mean, it has affected all e firefighters that were there. there we re firefighters that were there. there were lots of firefighters that were put in that situation. something like that will definitely affect you. talking about it is one thing, but we need to get on with stuff, get on with our lives, things like this are a fantastic distraction. it makes you human again. goalkeeper wayne shaw has been fined and suspended by sutton for betting—related offences. he was alleged to have intentionally influenced betting markets during this moment, when he ate a pie on the substitute's bench during sutton's fifth round fa cup tie with arsenal in february. before the match, a bookmaker had offered odds on him eating a pie on television. it was alleged he intentionally influenced their football betting market. the tube is running well at the moment. no reported problems there. south—western trains are delayed by ten minutes in and out of waterloo because of a points failure. here is what it looks like
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on the 8406 north circular, with delays approaching henlys corner. in newbury park, the a12 eastern avenue is closed eastbound from stapleton avenue to ram skill drive. that is after an accident. good morning. a fairly quiet day of weather for us today, but it will become more unsettled by the time we get to the weekend. lots of cloud around, like yesterday. there will be brighter spells around at times. a little bit of sunshine. most of us will stay dry for most of the day. 0ne showers in the afternoon. for many of us, it is quite a cloudy start. the best of the brightness emerging through the course of the morning, and more cloud building in the afternoon. maybe the odd shower. the westerly wind will freshen by the end of the day and we will see highs of around 20 celsius. through the course of the night, we are more likely to see a little bit of wet weather and may be quite a wet start
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to the day tomorrow, with this band of rain pushing in from the north. there will be plenty of rain around tomorrow at times. lots of rain towards southern areas through the course of the morning. we are all in for a wet spell of weather by the time we get to the afternoon and the wind will pick up as well. the weekend isn't looking too much better, but we still see some sunshine on saturday, may one or two heavy showers. a spell of wet and heavy showers. a spell of wet and heavy weather on sunday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. now though, it's back to breakfast. this is breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. it's on thursday the 7th of september. coming up today. new petrol and diesel cars are to be banned by 2040 but are we ready to go electric as another car manufacturer announces investment in the technology. ben will be looking into it. tycoon, michelle mone, made a fortune selling underwear. she'll be here to discuss her career and tell us why she's now selling
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property with the virtual currency, bitcoin. before prime suspect, there was tennison. the crime writer, lynda la plante, will be on the sofa to tell us why her famous character is front and centre of a 1970s ira bombing. now a summary of this morning's main news. hurricanes burma has caused devastation killing at least seven people. —— hurricane irma. at least seven people have died in the caribbean's fiercest storm in a decade. 0ne island, barbuda, is described as barely habitable. this is how hurricane irma looked from space last night as it headed towards puerto rico and the dominican republic. there's more concern as two further hurricanes develop in the region. the country takes another step towards brexit today as mps debate the european union withdrawal bill before a vote takes place on monday. the bill will mean that thousands of eu laws and regulations
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are transferred into british law but ministers will need more powers to complete the task in time. the debate will last two days before a vote on monday. we will talk about this in a few minutes with the shadow brexit secretary. universities in england could face fines if they pay their leaders more than the prime minister, unless they can convince a regulator that their bosses are worth it. dozens of university heads currently earn more than twice the pm's annual salary of £150,000 per year. there are calls for the city watchdog to fully publish a leaked report into the treatment of customers in rbs's global restructuring group. the report, produced for the financial conduct authority, suggested the group mistreated many of its clients. rbs denies that claim. the fca said it would respond to the calls for publication in due course.
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asking if you would rather go large for a little bit extra is something we are used to hearing from food and drink retailers. but according to a new report from the royal society for public health this "upselling" is fuelling the obesity crisis in the uk. as great escapes go, houdini himself might have learned something from this one. this is toscha sponsler who's been arrested by officers in texas. after she was detained and placed in the back of a police vehicle, somehow she manages to slip out of her handcuffs, slide into the front seat and take off in the car. a 20—minute chase then follows. eventually police forced her off the road when she lost control of the vehicle. she was taken back incto custody, apparently unhurt. local police say they're now fitting new security measure to all their cars. they are presumably asking questions
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about the handcuffs. roger federer was just been beaten as they came in by potro. —— as i. we will not show you the picture is because of the rights. we cannot show them to you just eat. i can tell you what happened, though. —— yet. roger federer and rafael nadal have never played each other at the us open, and that's not going to change this year. federer was beaten in four sets byjuan martin del potro, so it's the argentinian, who'll take on nadal in new york. nadal, back in the world number one spot, was ruthless against the russian teenager andrey rublev, dropping only five games in the match.
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karolina pliskova will lose her world number one ranking after she lost to coco vanderweghe, who's part of an all—american semi—final line—up. that hasn't happened since 1981 and the days of martina navratilova and chris evert. andy murray says he is likely to miss the rest of the season because of his ongoing hip injury. he hasn't played since wimbledon, and he says that after an extended period of rest and rehabilitation, he'll be fighting for grand slam titles again. chris froome said he was still confident of winning the vuelta a espana despite having his lead cut on stage 17. he said he'd struggled on the steep climbs, paying the price for winning tuesday's time trial. his closest rival vincenzo nibali, in the gold helmet, is now only a minute and 16 bseconds behind. we kind of knew that was coming. it is going to be a tough few stages for him. the tour of britain heads to clacton today. there were some strong words after this crash. yesterday fernando gaviria, in blue, won the sprint into newark. in the top right of your screen, you'll see a pile up where a load of riders crashed into a car parked
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on the side of the road. england's final home test match of the summer gets under way at lords later this morning with the series decider against west indies. toby roland—jones returns to the side in place of chris woakes but it could be another fast bowler, james anderson, making the headlines. england's all time leading wicket taker needs just three more to become the first englishman to reach 500. it's currently one—match all after a rejuvinated west indies side levelled the series at headingley last week. you expect sides to respond well, just like the west indies did. part of being a successful side in this format is being able to deal with it, with difficult weeks like last week. so, we have a lot of experience in our dressing room and a lot of hungry guys desperate to come back from the way we played. we wa nt to come back from the way we played. we want to make sure we win this series. obviously, we are making sure we come to this game with improvements. that is a big thing for us.
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hopefully we can continue pressing forward here. that is all fair enough. but look at this picture. fairy rings. fungus! how is your lawn. you sound like you know it. apparently it makes no difference whatsoever to pollute the surface has not changed. itjust looks like it has olympic rings over it. we will see you later on, sally. thank you. mps begin two days of debate today over the european union withdrawal bill, which seeks to largely copy and paste eu law into british legislation. labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has ordered his mps to vote against the bill. matthew pennycook, is the shadow brexit minister and hejoins us now from westminster. thank you very much for your time
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this morning. just explain to us first of all what will be happening today. today we have normal brexit questions in the morning. around lunchtime, the first day of the second debate begins. that is a two—day debate, today and monday, on the principles of this piece of legislation. what ijaw the principles of this piece of legislation. what i jaw objections? they are not about the principle of copying and pasting eu law into british law. —— are your objections. it is vital to make sure there is no harming the statute book after leaving the eu. but this is a deeply flawed piece of legislation, even dangerous. it has government ministers, not ordinary mps, government ministers getting powers that will allow them to change
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swathes of legislation, risking our protections. that is why we cannot support it. brexit is bringing serious debates. there is the henry viii link about laws he brought in to give him powers in unusual circumstances. it is about parliamentary process, about how laws and regulations can be put onto the statute. we think up to 1000 eu directives could be modified or changed by ministers without parliamentary oversight and accountability by the provisions this bill provides. i find it interesting and curious. you said in your first answer the european withdrawal bill, it has to happen, pa rt withdrawal bill, it has to happen, part of the process that has to happen. you will vote against it? the process has to happen. article 50 has been triggered. whether this
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bill survives or not, we will be leaving the eu. that is a fact because article 50 has been triggered since march 19th. this is not about whether we will, it is about how. it is about safeguarding vital protections are currently enjoy from membership. i don't think anyone who voted leave, i voted remain, but anyone voting leave, when they did that, they did not mean ministers could circumvent parliament and have vast sweeping powers to change it will the rights we enjoy. as it stands, you and labour will vote against this bill. what would the government have to do to get you to vote for it? we wrote to get you to vote for it? we wrote to the government ministers before summer to look at concerns and think again. we have no indication they are willing to move at all. we hope
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the next stage, the committee stage, the next stage, the committee stage, the ministers look again at concerns not just being raised the ministers look again at concerns notjust being raised via labour mps but conservative mps as well. we don't want to wreck this ill, we wa nt to don't want to wreck this ill, we want to repair them. —— bill. we still think we can get consensus. there is an enormous amount of stuff to get heads around. helped specifics. you say you are concerned about the way the government is doing this, using trickery to get things through that you don't like. can you give us an example of something that you don't want to happen, a law that will be affected by this? it is not a law that we don't want happening. the principle of bringing all eu law onto our statute book at the point of departure is the right one, bringing certainty, continuity, and no hole
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in the book as it stands. in terms of the sweeping powers, ministers without due parliamentary oversight and scrutiny, they can modify current eu rights and protections we currently enjoy in the process of bringing it into our book. we need an enhanced form of oversight so the parliamentarians can look at this gestation as it is transposed and make sure the rights currently enjoyed by safeguarded as we bring them over the pipe thank you very much for your time this morning. —— over. this is breakfast. the main stories. hurricane irma, one of the most powerful atlantic storms ever, has hit the caribbean. the first parliamentary test since brexit.
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parliament is debating plans to tra nsfer parliament is debating plans to transfer thousands of eu rules into british law. that has travelled to west sussex this morning. —— matt. we are looking at how coastal communities are vulnerable to flooding and cliff erosion. good morning. yes, good morning, we certainly are. we have come to met bury, where they have come to met bury, where they have come up with an innovative scheme to tackle the risks of coastal flooding by actually letting the sea take over some parts of the land to save others. more on that in a minute. certainly here in medbery this morning we have some showers rattling through. looking at the forecast across the uk there will be a few more of them in the next few days, and today we will see increasing rain at times, and it will be increasingly easy as well. this morning, plenty of cloud, not as much sunshine as we saw yesterday. the further south and
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east you are the more groups as of sunshine you will get, but the cloud thickens up over the northern half of the country, and the rain becomes more abundant. at the moment over the south coast there are one or two showers which will clear away from the likes of essex and kent in the next hour or two. more showers later on in the day, especially across the south—east of england and east anglia. very much isn't this. some of you will stay dry, with a little bit of sunshine. temperatures in the high teens, but a degree down on what we saw yesterday. away from the south—east, the cloudy conditions will be. aspects of rain more extensive in the afternoon. the heaviest bursts of rain will be on the western side of the hills, a little bit drier to the east. even here we will see patchy rain and drizzle at times. scotland will see rain becoming more abundant through the day. outbreaks of rain just about anywhere. heavy as to the west. northern ireland also seeing outbreaks of rain coming and going as well. temperatures around the midteens. the rain edges into
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northern parts of wales a bit more in the afternoon. the further south you are, into the south of wales and south—east england, we cannot rule out showers through the day, but much of it will be dry. increasingly breezy and cloudy in the south—west, where showers will get going by the end of the day to take us into the evening. overnight, outbreak of rain possible just about anywhere, pushing through on that reason. gaps in the cloud between the showers. there will be clear and try moments, it will not rain or might long, but even though temperatures will stay in double figures in most towns and cities, it will feel a bit fresher in the wind. friday, sunshine and showers the name of the game for most. best of the sunshine between the showers, the further north you are, wait on the south coast of england. in the south it will mostly bea england. in the south it will mostly be a gloomy day. we could see heavier bursts of rain further north into wales, the midlands and the south—east, as we go through the afternoon. temperatures very disappointing for this time of year.
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that cool theme continues into saturday. still fairly blustery, as it will be on friday. sunshine and showers generally on saturday. showers most abundant across england and wales, temperatures generally in the midteens. for the second half of the midteens. for the second half of the weekend, it does look like things could move even wetter and windy. potentially our first autumn storm of the season. storms could potentially cross the uk and become more of a feature as we go into the future. the climate is changing. the seat of richer is rising, the air temperature is rising, and sea levels are on the rise as well. —— sea levels are on the rise as well. —— sea temperature. these places are lovely to live, but it comes at a price, and i have been finding out in one place in devon what that price is. i heard a rumble, i came rushing out, and the whole shed was disappearing over the cliff. fortu nately, disappearing over the cliff. fortunately, i wasn't in it. it was
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six metres, altogether, born. which is actually rather more than normally happens. sidmouth, devon. some of the most sought—after homes in the country. but how much longer they will be here remains uncertain. in15 they will be here remains uncertain. in 15 years we have probably lost about 40 feet of garden. we knew that there was erosion, but at that time, the erosion rate was much less thanit time, the erosion rate was much less than it is now. the lifespan of these properties could in large part be determined by the council's next choice of sea defences, something currently in the process of consultation. the extreme winter of 2013-14 hit consultation. the extreme winter of 2013—14 hit this stretch of coast with ferocity, bringing with it rapid cliff erosion and flooding. impacts we could see more of sea levels rise. just down the coast in dawlish, the storms and tides of thousands without power, and the railway line that hanging in midair. the environment agency estimates
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840,000 homes in england are in areas of risk at flooding from the sea, and over 700 properties could you lost to coastal erosion over the next decade. there is an acceptance that not all properties in the uk can be protected in the long—term. one could argue that as a society we may have a responsibility to at least provide some sort of compensation to those properties, and at the moment, there is nothing in place. you want to be fair to the people who will lose their property, but on the other hand, can you expect people who live in huddersfield, their taxpayer money, to go into buying people out to live on the coast? i think all coastal properties are at risk, one way or another. but we are not moving anywhere. we are not moving! with budget is tight and our climate changing, will nature have the final say? —— budgets. so, difficult decisions and choice is to be made across the uk. it is a case of budgets, and a case of how
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the climate is changing. there are schemes in place to protect the nation's coast. in sidmouth, perhaps, some of those schemes are helping erosion in other parts of the coast. here, the environment agency has been harnessing the power of nature to a certain extent. it has taken on a more sustainable approach to protecting areas around parts of west sussex. behind me, the original sea defence was breached as pa rt original sea defence was breached as part of managed realignment, the largest scheme in europe, helping seawater flooding to this area of land. about 250 hackers of nature reserve created in response. —— hectares. by flooding this part of the land, it protects around 350 properties in other areas. infrastructure, as well, in the area. and also a holiday park. they we re area. and also a holiday park. they were all protected. flooding has been decreased by something like 1000% compare to what they had previously. when the scheme was introduced in 2013, we saw those big
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storms, offering instant protection. it isa storms, offering instant protection. it is a case of, do we go down the road of doing the man—made protection across the uk? or do use nature and help parts the coast go back to the sea in order to protect others? we will have more on that through the morning as part of our coastal britain series, but for now, back to you both. we will be sticking with the theme of the environment this morning. we have been talking about plastic in the ocean, polluting wildlife there, but also about how car companies are trying to make a difference in terms of the environment. this morning jaguar land rover becomes the latest car manufacturer to announce a major investment in electric car technology. ben's here. yes, they are not the first, but more of them are getting on board to offer electric versions of their ca rs. jaguar land rover says every new car they make after 2020 will also be available as an electric version. it comes a month after the government said it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. hybrids that use traditional fuel
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and electric will still be allowed. but there's a long way to go. the latest figures showjust1.6% of new car sales so far this year have been fully electric cars. still, competition is hotting up. yesterday nissan announced its new electric car will be able to drive even further on one charge and volvo says all of its new cars will be electric or hybrid by 2019. bmw's going to build a fully electric mini. and the market leader, tesla, has cut its prices to encourage more of us to make the change. professor david bailey is an expert on the car industry at aston business school. good morning. let's talk about this announcement from jaguar land rover. it is not the first to announce this, and they are not going all the way, they are saying they will still
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make the other cars, but they will be available in an electric version. how significant is that? well, jaguar land had fallen behind, they had focused on making their cars lighter and improving petrol and diesel engines. they are now catching up and embracing the electrical revolution. it is not clear how ambitious this is, weather every model in the range will have an electric and hybrid version, or just one of them. nevertheless, a welcome step. a sign that carmakers are embracing this electric transformation of the industry, and i think many more carmakers will follow suit. it is a very slow process. if you look at the sales figures, i touched on this in the introduction, just 1% of all new car sales last year were for electric equals. you can sort of see why the carmakers were a bit like to get into it? yes, at the moment they are still expensive. i have been driving one forfour years, i still expensive. i have been driving one for four years, i wouldn't go back to petrol. they are more expensive and their range is limited, but that is improving dramatically. prices are coming
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down, range and performance are improving. at some point in the early to mid—20 20s, the electric car will outcompete the internal combustion engine, and will start to see our much wider switchover. we need to do that for environmental reasons, both in terms of greenhouse gases but also to improve urban air quality. so the technology is improving, and increasingly, governments are starting to restrict petrol and diesel engines, and i think that is starting to affect consumer behaviour. think that is starting to affect consumer behaviourlj think that is starting to affect consumer behaviour. i wanted to ask you what that is tipping point might be. there are two things that spring to mind when we talk about electric ca rs. to mind when we talk about electric cars. one is the availability of charging points. you don't want to get somewhere and the battery is flat and you cannot charge it. also, how far you can go, the range, how far you can get on one charge. you say that is improving but it strikes me that certainly in terms of the charging points, it is chicken and egg. they will not put them in until more of us wants them, but until they are available, we are not going to buy the car. exactly right. charging infrastructure is actually falling behind. one yearago charging infrastructure is actually falling behind. one year ago i could
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guarantee finding a charging point but these days i'm competing with many more electric car drivers and is becoming more difficult. we need to seem much more investment in infrastructure. in terms of range, the car that i drive, i could probably get 130 or 140 miles. the new cars probably get 130 or 140 miles. the new ca rs are probably get 130 or 140 miles. the new cars are considerably more than that. that starts to improve the consumer experience and overcomes that range anxiety that some drivers will have an electric car. eventually, i think batteries will be standardised. we can just drive m, be standardised. we can just drive in, swap the battery, and be off on our journey very quickly. in, swap the battery, and be off on ourjourney very quickly. there is a tendency to lump electric cars in with driverless cars. they are very different, but clearly we are seeing those technologies coming closer together? yes, and they will reinforce each other. increasingly we will see more autonomous features on cars. from the middle of the next decade we will see driverless cars in cities, and then becoming more widespread beyond that. in a few decades you will not need to own a car ina decades you will not need to own a car in a city. you will be able to
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summon an electric taxi on your smartphone to take you where you wa nt to smartphone to take you where you want to go. absolutely fascinating stuff. interesting how much it will change about how we use cars. professor, thank you. i will be speaking to the boss of jaguar land rover in an hour, and find out more about what they are announcing today. and whether, as which touched on this with david, whether they are behind the curve when it comes to introducing electric cars. well, the demand is certainly being spoken about, but whether it is there is the question. thank you. well, we are very much out and about this morning, because of our coast series. we are literally at sea. john maguire is on—board that vote there. wave to us, john. he is in plymouth sound, looking at the problem of pollution in our oceans. it is really fascinating, what they are doing. we will be back withjohn are doing. we will be back withjohn a little bit later on. now it is time to get the news,
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travel and weather where you are. see you shortly. good morning from bbc london news. i'm sonja jessup. detectives investigating an attack on an 82—year—old cancer patient in east london have described it as beyond comp retention. —— complement —— competition. ahmet dobran was dragged to the floor, beaten and had his watch and bracelet stolen last month. he is in a serious condition in hospital. a group of firefighters who helped respond to the grenfell tower blaze have been to the coast for a break, arranged by colleagues in cornwall. north kensington station's blue watch searched the building the morning after the fire, while it was still at risk of collapsing. they say the kindness shown by their colleagues in penzance is much appreciated. i mean, it's notjust north kent, it has affected all thefirefighters that were there. there were lots of firefighters that were put in that situation. something like that will definitely affect you.
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talking about it is one thing, but we need to get on with stuff, get on with our lives, things like this are a fantastic distraction. it makes you human again. believe it or not, london is no longer the most expensive place in the country to enjoy a beer. that honour now belongs to surrey at £4.40 a pint. in the capital the average is now £3.60,13p up on last year, according to research by the good pub guide. the difference between the priciest and cheapest pint is more than a pound, with the least expensive beers in yorkshire and herefordshire. let's have a look at the travel situation now. the tube is running well at the moment. no reported problems there. south western trains are delayed by ten minutes in and out of waterloo because of a points failure. here is what it looks like on the a406 north circular, with delays approaching henly‘s corner. and in harrow, london road is closed
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between rocks of hill and byron road after an accident. now for the weather with elizabeth rizzini. good morning. a fairly quiet day of weather for us today, but it will become more unsettled by the time we get to the weekend. lots of cloud around, like yesterday. there will be brighter spells around at times. a little bit of sunshine. most of us will stay dry for most of the day. some showers in the afternoon. for many of us, it is quite a cloudy start. the best of the brightness emerging through the course of the morning, and more cloud building in the afternoon. maybe the odd shower. the westerly wind will freshen by the end of the day and we will see highs of around 20 celsius. through the course of the night, we are more likely to see a little bit of wet weather and maybe quite a wet start to the day tomorrow, with this band of rain pushing in from the north. there will be plenty of rain around tomorrow at times. lots of rain towards southern areas through the course of the morning. we are all in for a wet spell of weather by the time we get to the afternoon, and the wind will pick up as well.
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the weekend isn't looking too much better, but we'll still see some sunshine on saturday, maybe one or two heavy showers. a spell of wet and heavy weather at times on sunday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. hello. this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. death and destruction in the wake of hurricane irma. at least seven people have died in the caribbean's fiercest storm in a decade. one island, barbuda, is described as barely habitable. this is how hurricane irma looked from space last night as it headed towards puerto rico and the dominican republic. there's more concern as two further hurricanes develop in the region. good morning. in other news.
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a row over using laws first introduced by henry viii is at the centre of a two—day debate on brexit. opposition parties say they'll fight the move. the government calls for unity. we are live this morning on a boat in the south of plymouth trying to establish just how much plastic air is in the ocean. good morning. jaguar land rover announces big plans for new electric cars. i'll ask the boss if companies and drivers a ready for a battery—powered future. in sport, there'll be no federer—nadal showdown at the us open. roger federer is knocked out byjuan martin del potro, so he will take on world number one rafael nadal, for a place in the final. businesses are told to stop pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on consumers. shoppers risk eating an extra 17,000 calories a year from unnecessary purchases. and matt is also on the coast today
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with the weather. good morning. a changing climate and increasing the levels. the coast is at the greatest risk of flooding. we will look at the impact of that and schemes to help improve and defend the coast of the nation. the forecast is coming up the nation. the forecast is coming up in15 minutes. the nation. the forecast is coming up in 15 minutes. starting dry with wet weather coming by the end of the day. thank you. first, our main story. hurricane irma has caused devastation across the caribbean killing at least seven people. the small island of barbuda has been severely hit, making it, in the words of its prime minister, " ba rely habitable. " authorities in the french island territory of saint martin say it has been reduced to rubble and its airport is virtually destroyed. andy moore reports. the island of barbuda, home to 1600 people, was one of the first places to be
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hit by hurricane irma, hit with full brunt. it is estimated 90% of homes have been damaged. communications were destroyed, cutting it off from the outside world. the prime minister said the island was barely habitable. what i saw was heart—wrenching, absolutely devastating. in fact, i believe on a per capita basis, the extent of the destruction is unprecedented. a two—year—old toddler was killed. there were many lucky escapes. we had containers, 40 foot containers, flying left and right, and tons of debris. the story you are getting from most of the residents here is the eye of the storm came just in time. persons were literally tying themselves to their roofs with ropes to keep them down. 185mph. in the french territory of san martin, six people were killed. authorities said the island had
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been reduced to rubble. this is hurricane irma seen from space. it's now heading north of puerto rico, and could hit florida at the weekend. it's one of three hurricanes in the atlantic. there are particular fears for hurricane jose, following close behind irma and on a similar path. officials say with most people homeless, barbuda cannot survive another storm. if more head their way, they may have to be entirely evacuated. andy moore, bbc news. the country takes another step towards brexit today as mps debate the european union withdrawal bill before a vote takes place on monday. the debate will last two days before a vote on monday. our political correspondent, chris mason, is in westminster. how big is this there is a lot going on. people like me are saying it is
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a big day. is it really? constitutionally, it really matters. that is a way of saying where power lies. you will remember the slogan from brexit, "ta ke lies. you will remember the slogan from brexit, "take back control." what happens today is central to that mission. the biggest change since 1972, the 15th of october, when we went into the eu. a pipe was built between brussels and westminster through which 12433 eu regulations flowed through. to make it as smooth as possible, those laws will be cut and paste from the eu into uk law. here is the controversy. there is not time to scrutinise all of them in such a short period of time. the government
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is using what are known as henry viii powers to do so, a flashback to 1539. henry viii, you can see him now, this is not about this matrimonial strife and the sticky end of a few of this exes, but instead, this desire at the time to ignore parliament and bring law himself. this been the government is now not sufficiently consorting on and looking at the fine detail of some of the changes that are being made. ministers say it is necessary because there is a short window to make the changes. they say there is a two year lag on them. that is until march, 2021, in all likelihood, and they will not abuse that power, they say. at this stage, the likelihood, and they will not abuse that power, they say. at this stage, the government likelihood, and they will not abuse that power, they say. at this stage, the government is likelihood, and they will not abuse that power, they say. at this stage, the government is not likelihood, and they will not abuse that power, they say. at this stage, the government is not likely likelihood, and they will not abuse that power, they say. at this stage, the government is not likely to likelihood, and they will not abuse that power, they say. at this stage, the government is not likely to be defeated in the vote coming up on monday. but this whole business,
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this whole bill, will dominate parliament for months to come. thank you. just a reminder. we will speak to the first minister of state in a few minutes. the bbc understands that northern ireland could be offered a different brexit solution to the rest of the uk. proposals due to publish later today by the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, are expected to suggest special exceptions to allow people to work, go to school and receive medical treatment either side of the border with the republic of ireland. universities in england could face fines if they pay their leaders more than the prime minister, unless they can convince a regulator that their bosses are worth it. dozens of university heads currently earn more than twice the pm's annual salary of £150,000 per year. the universities minister, jojohnson, says urgent measures are needed to ensure a good deal for both students and taxpayers. west midlands police, the second biggest force in england and wales, has been accused of failing to record thousands of crimes every year.
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these included sexual offences, domestic abuse and rape. the inspectorate of constabulary graded its performance on crime recording as "inadequate," the lowest rating possible. facebook says it has discovered a russian—funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network during the us presidential campaign. the company said $77,000 was spent on about 3,000 ads over a two—year period, ending in may this year. the ads did not back any specific political figures, but instead posted on topics including immigration, race and equal rights. asking if you would rather go large for a little bit extra is something we are used to hearing from food and drink retailers. but according to a new report from the royal society for public health this "upselling" is fuelling the obesity crisis in the uk. our reporter, alice
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hutton, has more. it is a familiar sound of the high street, whether you are in a newsagent, fast food outlets, coffee shop, we have all been asked if we want to treat ourselves to something extra. but pushing larger portions on customers, known as up—selling, is not just taking a toll on wallets. new research shows it is fuelling the obesity crisis in the uk. one in three are accepting this temptation to go large. we can put on between five lbs a year to 11 lbs a year depending on your age group. and that's fairly significant to be able to quantify the damage we are doing to ourselves. and i think when the public are aware, they may think twice about it. the report says british shoppers face more than 100 attempts every year to upsize.
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78% have been asked to upgrade in the last week. the report is calling for businesses to take responsibility for their part in keeping the public healthy. but the report says the responsibility does notjust lie with retailers. they also want us to shop more smartly and resist temptation when we get to the till. it will pave the way for thousands of new british laws. there is a debate for legal continuity when we leave the eu. we can talk to damien green. thank you for your time this morning. good morning. let's explain why this debate today is important. we spoke about the first reading a few weeks ago. why should we care about what is being debated today? there are two big issues in this debate. the first is this bill puts
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into effect the result of the referendum. this is the bill that withdraws us from the eu, respecting the will of the referendum vote. secondly, equally importantly, it ensures that we will have functioning laws after we withdraw. we have been a member of the eu for more than 40 years. many of our laws are effectively eu laws. they come from the eu directly, eu legislation. we have to make sure the day after we leave, all the many parts of eu institutions, eu regulations, in those laws, can continue, and they have to continue ina continue, and they have to continue in a british way with a british regulator and power to do something to be that is why it is so long and complex. it means business can have certainty, we can all have certainty, we can all have certainty, we can all have certainty, we have a functioning statute book when we leave the eu.
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is it as simple as copying and pasting the eu laws and replacing it with uk laws? if it were simple, it would not take so long. definitely not. when we have been a member of the eu, a lot of the law will say this is to be determined by a particular european institution, european court, european regulator. all of those details of the laws have to be replaced by the relevant british institution. that is why it is complicated. that is why we need so is complicated. that is why we need so much secondary legislation. it is not changing anything in the real world, but it is changing the law so that people have certainty. ok, one of the things that has been raised, we talked about it with chris mason, our correspondent, the henry viii clauses. this gives the power to
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change legislation without scrutiny. the opposition has justifiably raised the point this now gives government the power to tinker with eu laws, not parliament.” government the power to tinker with eu laws, not parliament. i think there is a misunderstanding. most of there is a misunderstanding. most of the change, the vast bulk, will be through what are called statutory instruments, instead of being debated and voted on in the chamber of the house of commons, in committees. but there are still parliamentarians, ministers, they still have to justify any changes to those committees and the committee votes. they can be voted down. it is especially ironic that there is this much concern about the procedure in that most of the european law that we have will have been put into place through this mechanism, these committees. we have all got used to over the years a european directive
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happening and then being put into law by parliament. a lot will have been put him through this process. absolutely, parliament needs to have time to debate. so we will listen to reasonable proposals about the process by which we do this essential work of making the statute book workable. can i ask you about a piece in the daily telegraph today? it is taking a look at theresa may's plans on curbing migration, including a two year maximum stay for low—skilled workers. it says you have distance yourself from those plans. is that correct? complete nonsense. first of all, the document on which it was based was a draft document that was leaked which i have not seen. first of all, for obvious reason, i never comment on those. and i never comment on draft because we will have those proposals
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in the coming months. we under 30 at the stage of publishing them yet. and it is especially wrong in that i used to be the immigration minister. to suggest i am in some way against properly controlled immigration, i spend a lot of time dealing with this issue. but we will have what will be sensible immigration proposals because obviously the rules will have to change after we leave in the next couple of months. damien green thank you. thank you. you are watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories: hurricane irma, one of the most powerful atlantic storms ever recorded, has caused devastation in the caribbean. the government's facing its first parliamentary test over brexit since the general election with mps set to debate plans to transfer thousands of eu regulations into british law. this morning we are rather blessed
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with our cameras, which are on the coast. as pa rt with our cameras, which are on the coast. as part of our series we are looking at various bits of coastline. look at these images. matt is doing the weather this morning in medmerry in west sussex. you can see the drone pictures we have, just spectacular. even though the sun is not shining and the skies is not blue, it still looks stunning. but however stunning this is, there are people who live there who have real concerns about the impact to see has on their homes. —— the sea. that is some ring that is matt has been looking at. yes, a beautiful coastline, but like many parts of the country, the coast here is that trapped by rising sea levels. —— at threat. akin to thousand and eight, millions of pounds of damage was done by local flooding here, and after that the environment agency embarked upon an innovative scheme called coastal management realignment. existing
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coastal defences, the ones behind me, were breached. that allows this area just behind me to be flooded, as the tide rises in, the area just inland starts to flood quite markedly. it sets up a nature reserve here, it used by the rspb. for local properties, what was a once ina for local properties, what was a once in a year flood likelihood has now changed into a once in a 100 year likelihood. so it is an innovative scheme which is quite sustainable as well, using the power of nature to try to protect other properties. we will be chatting to somebody from the environment agency in the next half—hour, to see if this scheme could be rolled out elsewhere, how much it costs, and if it has a future in protecting our coastline from advancing sea levels. let's look at the weather. not a bad start today. a few showers going through, as in other parts of south
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england. the general forecast today is one of increasing cloud and outbreaks of rain at times. a strengthening breeze as well. showers in the english channel will clear. it will be dry in the south and east of the country before more showers develop later. rain already in the north and west of scotland, developing more widely later in the day, pushing into northern ireland and northern england as well. we will still see some breaks in the cloud in southern counties of east anglia and the midlands. grab something waterproof if you are going out, because there will be odd showers throughout the day. overall, still much more dry here than further north. rain will come and go for northern england and northern scotla nd for northern england and northern scotland in the day. the heaviest rain will be to the west of the hills. for northern ireland, patchy rain and a drizzle, becoming more extensive into the afternoon. temperatures nothing spectacular. as the breeze picks up it will only be
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around 15 or 17 in the northern half of the country, maybe 17 or 20 in the southern half of the uk. quite a windy night to come. lots of showers around. just about anybody could see rain at times through the night. while the breeze keeps the temperatures on the face of it up in the towns and cities, it will actually feel very cold. it will feel more fresh than the breezes we have had in the last few days. some sunshine around for people through the day. the best of the sunshine will be between the showers, the further away from the south coast you are tomorrow. around the south coast and the english channel we will see cloud and outbreaks of rain through the day, and quite likely heavier burst of rain pushing in through south wales, south—west england during the afternoon. so it could be quite soggy for many here. in the wind will be quite strong as well, so it will feel very cool. a cool start to the weekend as well.
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blustery winds coming in from the north and north—west. sunshine and showers on saturday. showers most frequent across england and wales. temperatures nothing to write home about. still only in the mid teens at best. by the end of the weekend, things could turn to simply windy across northern and western areas. we could see the first autumn storm of the season, all of which will have a big impact on our coastline. i will have more through the morning. matt, thank you. we are enjoying that landscape kind you. look at this one. we are down in plymouth sound this morning. that little vessel that you can see in the foreground, our reporter, john maguire, is on—board that. we are looking at the problem of pollution in our oceans. good morning, john. good morning. you are right. it is not just the stuff that you can see. iama not just the stuff that you can see.
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i am a board to be falcon spirit, a research vessel from the university of plymouth. they are looking for micro— plastics, really small ones. they have just been trawling this morning, for the last couple of hours. they will take the end of the netting and take a look through what it has picked up and see what we can find. we have already found some plastics this morning so we are down is to find some more, because what the scientists here know, and what increasingly scientists around the world know, is that there is a huge amount of high sticks in the ocean, and it is very damaging. —— huge amount of plastics. nestled at the bottom of cliffs on the north yorkshire coast is a colony of grey seals. as the tide comes in they wriggle and bounce their way up onto dry land, but increasingly, they're at risk when they're back in the water, from threats that are man—made. as the tide comes in the seals will haul themselves up onto the shore. the sea, of course, is where they do most of their hunting and eating. it's troubling to think that it's
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also somewhere particularly hazardous to them, because of the amount of plastics that are now in our oceans. it's a huge problem. there is litter in the sea that is washing in on every tide, it is coming in and out, and people do not realise that it doesn't necessarily float, it doesn't decompose. sometimes this is household litter. people don't think it can end up in the sea. look at that! you superstar. down the coast in scarborough, the seal hospital looks after the rescued animals before releasing them once they are healthy. plastics are a constant problem. we attended a seal recently that was caught in a frisbee, and that frisbee must have been on him for months, and it had cut into about six centimetres of flesh. it had been floating in the ocean and out of curiosity, no doubt, the seal popped his head
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through it, and obviously couldn't get it off. to discover more about how plastics behave in the ocean, scientists that at imperial college london are taking part in a major european study. this enormous wave machine will help them to model the track of the pollution. the aim is to try to understand how plastics move through the ocean. we want to understand how currents can move plastics, how it accumulates and how it affects the environment. we only know the course of about 1% of the plastic that we put into the ocean, so we want to understand what is happening. i love paddleboarding and when i first started doing it in london on the canals and rivers, i realise how bad the problem was with plastic pollution. trying to stop it getting into the sea in the first place is lizzie's passion and ambition.
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i saw a bird's nest, one time, that was made almost entirely of plastics. it was this horrifying moment. and i thought, something needs to be done. i need to show people what i'm seeing every time i'm out paddling, just how bad this problem is, inland as well as in the oceans. she has paddleboarded of the length of england's canals and rivers, recruiting volunteers in helping to clean up. ultimately this is a man—made problem, and despite the resilience of the natural world, it is one that needs a man—made solution. those solutions include changes in manufacturing technology, government action, and of course changes in consumer behaviour. we are on the falcon spirit, a research vessel from the university of plymouth. professor richard thompson, what have we found ?
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professor richard thompson, what have we found? well, of course we have we found? well, of course we have natural items in here, things we would expect to find in the ocean. it's of seaweed, leaves, a feather. unfortunately, we are also starting to see small pieces of plastic. there is a fragment of plymouth —— fragment of line there of some sort. but there are small pieces of plastic in here, they certainly do not look natural in origin. that small black thing, this little blue thing. this potentially looks like a piece of packaging of some sort. what sort of problems, i mean, they are tiny bits to be human eye. what sort of problems can they cause? they present different problems. they can be ingested by a wide range of marine organisms. we have looked at fish in the english channel, 500 specimens, and we found small pieces of plastic like this in one third of them. let's speak to
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emily. you have just one third of them. let's speak to emily. you havejust sailed one third of them. let's speak to emily. you have just sailed around the british isles to highlight this issue. what sort of things did you find? we found plastic. up until now we have been looking in the accumulation zones where the plastic ends up, because of the ocean currents. but even here in uk waters, not in one of those accumulation zones, we are still finding microfibres, micro— plastics, these small plastics, and also preproduction palates of plastic as a raw material. those are the pellets that manufacturers use common to knock them down and form plastics. you are even finding those, how is that happening? they might come off a container ship, they might be in —— they might be a lea k they might be in —— they might be a leak from an industry place. there could be many sources. we will have much more from the falcon spirit later in the programme. we spoke earlier about micro beads. the government is banning these. these
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are the sort of things that come in facial scrubs. look at that. 3 million micro beads come injust one packet of facial scrub. you can just imagine that that will remain in the atmosphere, in the ocean, wherever it ends up, basically forever. that kind of thing is now about to be banned by the british government. absolutely fascinating. john, thank you. we will be back with you later on. nice calm waters at the moment forjohn. shame they are filled with plastic. good morning from bbc london news. i'm sonja jessup. police are hunting for three men who attacked an 82—year—old man in east london and stole his watch and gold bracelet. officers have released pictures of men they want to speak to after ahmet dobran was dragged to the floor and beaten in newham last month. mr dobran, who has parkinson's and is being treated for cancer, is in a serious condition in hospital. a group of firefighters who helped
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respond to the grenfell tower blaze have been to the coast for a break, arranged by colleagues in cornwall. north kensington station's blue watch searched the building the morning after the fire, while it was still at risk of collapsing. they say the kindness shown by their colleagues in penzance is much appreciated. i mean, it has affected all the firefighters that were there. there were lots of firefighters that were put in that situation. something like that will definitely affect you. talking about it is one thing, but we need to get on with stuff, get on with our lives, things like this are a fantastic distraction. it makes you human again. goalkeeper wayne shaw has been fined and suspended by sutton for betting—related offences. he has been fined almost £400 and banned two months. he was alleged to have intentionally
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influenced betting markets during this moment, when he ate a pie on the substitute's bench during sutton's fifth round fa cup tie with arsenal in february. before the match, a bookmaker had offered 8—1 odds on him eating a pie on television. it was alleged he intentionally influenced their football betting market. time to take a look at the weather. good morning. a fairly quiet day of weather for us today, but it will become more unsettled by the time we get to the weekend. lots of cloud around, like yesterday. there will be brighter spells around at times. a little bit of sunshine. most of us will stay dry for most of the day.
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one showers in the afternoon. for many of us, it is quite a cloudy start. the best of the brightness emerging through the course of the morning, and more cloud building in the afternoon. maybe the odd shower. the westerly wind will freshen by the end of the day and we will see highs of around 20 celsius. through the course of the night, we are more likely to see a little bit of wet weather and may be quite a wet start to the day tomorrow, with this band of rain pushing in from the north. there will be plenty of rain around tomorrow at times. lots of rain towards southern areas through the course of the morning. we are all in for a wet spell of weather by the time we get to the afternoon and the wind will pick up as well. the weekend isn't looking too much better, but we still see some sunshine on saturday, may one or two heavy showers. a spell of wet and heavy weather on sunday. this is breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt.
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hurricane irma has caused devastation across the caribbean killing at least seven people. authorities in the french island territory of saint martin say it has been reduced to rubble and its airport has been virtually destroyed. the storm is now battering puerto rico. and in a few minutes we'll speak to the president of the red cross in antigua and barbuda about the impact on the islands. the uk takes another step towards brexit today as mps debate the european union withdrawal bill before a vote takes place on monday. the bill will mean that thousands of eu laws and regulations are transferred into british law but ministers will need more powers to complete the task in time. the debate will last two days before a vote on monday. the shadow brexit minister earlier told us it was flawed and dangerous. it is deeply flawed legislation and dangerous. it gives ministers,
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government ministers, sweeping powers that will allow them to change much legislation, putting rights and protections we currently enjoy as members of the eu at risk after we have left. that is why we cannot support it. the bbc understands that northern ireland could be offered a different brexit solution to the rest of the uk. proposals due to publish later today by the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, are expected to suggest special exceptions to allow people to work, go to school and receive medical treatment either side of the border with the republic of ireland. universities in england could face fines if they pay their leaders more than the prime minister, unless they can convince a regulator that their bosses are worth it. dozens of university heads currently earn more than twice the pm's annual salary of £150,000 per year. the universities minister, jojohnson, says urgent measures
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are needed to ensure a good deal for both students and taxpayers. there are calls for the city watchdog to fully publish a leaked report into the treatment of customers in rbs's global restructuring group. the report, produced for the financial conduct authority, suggested the group mistreated many of its clients. rbs denies that claim. the fca said it would respond to the calls for publication in due course. asking if you would rather go large for a little bit extra is something we are used to hearing from food and drink retailers. but according to a new report from the royal society for public health this "upselling" is fuelling the obesity crisis in the uk. there's a slam—dunking bunny, the world's longest legs and an 83—year—old bodybuilder. would you like to see that? maybe
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just the bunny. why are we seeing this? it can only mean one thing, the latest edition of the guinness world records. this year's entries include biff hutchison from idaho, who's the first person to clear 11 feet on a pogo stick. that's very hard to do, you know? i have never done that before. and this is "bini the bunny" from california who holds the record for the most basketball slam—dunks in one minute by a rabbit. she managed a grand total of seven slam—dunks. that is the crucial element. when i had not read that, i thought the bunny was actually just had not read that, i thought the bunny was actuallyjust doing that, like... throwing it properly. perhaps with it's back legs. i had a
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picture of it... you know, really leaping up. you have been watching too many cartoons. perhaps. take us back to the real world. in the real world, roger federer and rafael nadal have never played each other at the us open. roger federer was knocked out of the us open in the last few hours byjuan. he said he was suffering with back pain and was not doing well enough. he said it was better to give someone else a chance. i knew it would be tough. i struggled too much through the tournament. in some ways, i am happy i made the quarters. i am not disappointed. it has been a good run this year already. unfortunately they did better on the day. tennis fans have been denied the showdown they were hoping for, after roger federer was knocked out of the us open byjuan martin del potro.
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so it's the argentinian who'll face world number one, rafael nadal, in the semi—finals. he only lost five games as he sailed past andrey rublev. karolina pliskova will lose her world number one ranking after she lost to coco vanderweghe, who's part of an all—american semi—final line—up. that hasn't happened since 1981 and the days of martina navratilova and chris evert. that is extraordinary! all—american. andy murray says he is likely to miss the rest of the season because of his ongoing hip injury. he hasn't played since wimbledon, and he says that after an extended period of rest and rehabilitation, he'll be fighting for grand slam titles again. chris froome said he was still confident of winning the vuelta a espana despite having his lead cut on stage 17. he said he'd struggled on the steep climbs, paying the price for winning tuesday's time trial. his closest rival vincenzo nibali, in the gold helmet, is now only a minute and 16 bseconds behind. we kind of knew that was coming. look at the top right of your
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screen. the tour of britain heads to clacton today. there was an unusual crash earlier on in the race in retford. they had strong words to say to race organisers. that is real damage. going into that at speed. the car was parked in a disabled space. they we re was parked in a disabled space. they were not happy at all. england's test series decider against west indies begins at lord's this morning. toby roland—jones returns to the side in place of chris woakes but it could be another fast bowler, james anderson, making the headlines as he needs only three more wickets to become the first englishman to reach the 500 mark. west indies levelled the series with victory at headingley last week. you expect sides to respond well, just like the west indies did. part of being a successful side in this format is being able to deal with it, with difficult
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weeks like last week. so, we have a lot of experience in our dressing room and a lot of hungry guys desperate to come back from the way we played. we want to make sure we win this series. obviously, we are making sure we come to this game with improvements. that is a big thing for us. hopefully we can continue pressing forward here. now, do you remember piegate? wayne shaw was sutton united's reserve goalkeeper in february's fa cup defeat to arsenal. he ate a pie during the game, after a bookmaker had offered odds of 8—to—1 that he would. he said it was "just a bit of fun" but he resigned, and now he's been fined £375 and banned for two months by the fa for breaching their betting rules.
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i don't think you would have done it if you knew that was coming. how often do we have to see this picture is this morning? quite a lot. i am not enjoying them. not especially. 0k. 0k. not enjoying them. not especially. 0k. ok. i not enjoying them. not especially. ok. ok. i love that a pie. so do i, just not watching eating it. that is the point of the story. we all remember it very well. thank you very much. we will see you later on. we will have the weather later. the main story. ferocious winds. hurricane irma has caused devastation across the caribbean killing at least seven people. authorities in the french island territory of saint martin say it has been reduced to rubble and its airport has been virtually destroyed. the storm is now battering puerto rico. earlier in the programme the prime minister of the antigua island group told this programme that the island of barbuda has been totally destroyed and is ‘barely habitable'.
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it isa it is a complete contrast. in antigua, they have been resilient. we can celebrate how prepared they were. barbuda, it isjust devastation. yesterday when i travelled and circumnavigated the island, i was extremely saddened. it was emotionally painful to see such a beautiful island totally destroyed to the extent 90% of the country is damaged. totally demolished. a significant amount of people are homeless in barbuda. tomorrow we wa nt to homeless in barbuda. tomorrow we want to start relief efforts in earnest. it has been really challenging. the prime minister speaking to us earlier. we can now speak to michaeljoseph who is the president of the red cross in antigua and barbuda. a very good morning to you. thank
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you for your time. tell us your assessment of the situation which is very bad apparently. barbuda has been badly damaged. thank you for having me. the prime minister will have indicated the damage in barbuda is not like we have ever seen before. the catastrophe isjust... words cannot explain it. 90% of the country is demolished and in rubble. when we first lost communication with barbuda, we never anticipated the next time we received any form of major communication from them it would be to such detriment. i think it has just shocked the entire antigua community and the country as a whole. we are looking at the pictures as you are talking from barbuda. we are getting a sense of the damage. given what you are
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describing and the infrastructure damage, there has been some loss of life around the caribbean. what do you know about injuries, people killed or injured. i know there has been one recorded fatality in barbuda. a 2—year—old little girl. injuries, we are not sure. there was not a proper assessment team that went in. as a matter of fact, in the morning, a full assessment team including medical doctors will be going into barbuda to do a complete assessment of what the damages and needs are and what the human health capacity is and the challenges. we are not fully aware of the complete exta nt of are not fully aware of the complete extant of how it is. —— extent. are not fully aware of the complete extant of how it is. -- extent. they have no power. they have lost schools and hospitals and have sustained infrastructure damage.
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that will be an issue as you move in. yes. it goes even further than that. everything has been completely destroyed. electricity, roads, water, schools, churches, supermarkets, shops, everything! there is literally nothing that currently exists in barbuda right now. the prime minister spoke earlier about the magnitude of what it would cost us in terms of rebuilding the country itself. from his indication, we are talking about 100 million us dollars in damages. evenif 100 million us dollars in damages. even if we are looking to get it to 2596, it even if we are looking to get it to 25%, it is a significant amount of investment. if you are looking for the red cross perspective, dealing with immediate needs. a current thought. the area is used to extreme weather and hurricanes. is just
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thought. the area is used to extreme weather and hurricanes. isjust the intensity of this particular one that meant there is so much damage. presumably people were warned it was coming but there was not much they could do. first and foremost we have to understand that what took place with hurricane irma was unparalleled. it has been like nothing experienced. 95 was the second—largest we had, a category four, lewis. we have never experienced anything like this, 200 miles per hour with winds as high as 225. people were prepared. antigua and barbuda were prepared as people. we were not prepared for infrastructure itself to have such a magnitude of wind speed we have never experienced. thank you so much for your time this morning. good
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luck to you and your team is. it will be challenging. —— teams. the images at the end, we will show you again, this is the image of the hurricane ta ken from again, this is the image of the hurricane taken from space. an extraordinary image. we have had an update from the french interior minister on hurricane irma. he says for the record, eight people are now dead and 23 injured. he has indicated it is likely those numbers will increase as the recovery operation reaches barbuda. we will be taking a look at the weather in a moment. west sussex is the location, matt is there today. good morning. good morning. yes, good morning. yes, it good morning. yes, it good good morning. yes, it good morning
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good morning. yes, it good morning yes, it good i from good morning. yes, it good morning from medmery in west sussex. you have seen those horrible pictures from the caribbean. we do not get storms like that here, at our own coast is under increasing threats from changing climates and rising sea from changing climates and rising sea levels. we will be looking at some of the schemes in place and things that you can do to safeguard parts of our coast. if you look around here at medmery, there is a beautiful coastline here, with a shale beach. what the environment agency has done here as part of an innovative and sustainable scheme called managed realignment, it allows a break in the sea wall and thenit allows a break in the sea wall and then it allows the sea to naturally come in and out in this area, just inland, to create some lagoons. it isa inland, to create some lagoons. it is a nature inland, to create some lagoons. it is a nature reserve inland, to create some lagoons. it is a nature reserve which ultimately helps protect properties in the local area. we will have more on that in a moment. let's look at the weather. at long last we have blue skies overhead, and welcome change from this morning's showers. enjoy the sunshine if you have any today,
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there will be lots of cloud around, thickening up through the day, especially in the northern half of the uk, bringing more extensive rain in the afternoon. a bit of rain around this morning, some showers in the far south—east corner. outbreaks of rain across western scotland, northern ireland and northern england as we go through the morning and into the afternoon. many in the midlands and east anglia will be dry, but there are some showers possible. some of those could be on the heavy side. there will still be some breaks in the cloud. not quite as sunny as we saw yesterday, but there will be some sunshine. in the sunshine temperatures could reach 18,19, sunshine temperatures could reach 18, 19, maybe sunshine temperatures could reach 18,19, maybe 20. sunshine temperatures could reach 18, 19, maybe 20. overall, a slightly cooler day than yesterday. especially so as we had further north into thicker cloud. a grey afternoon across much of northern england. by the afternoon there will be rain possible just england. by the afternoon there will be rain possiblejust about england. by the afternoon there will be rain possible just about anywhere in scotland. it will not rain all day, it won't be thoroughly persistent, but the heaviest again is likely to be on western hills,
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and the same could be said in parts of northern ireland, the breeze freshening up as the cloud thickens. across wales it will turn damper towards the north and north—west later in the day, but further south, some parts of southern and eastern wales should stay dry. a few showers into the south—west later on. the breeze picking up, rationing up quite substantially overnight. quite a windy night. clear spells and showers overnight will take us into a fresh start to friday morning. temperatures ok, in the low teens for one or two, the wind making it feel colder. sunshine and showers for many. the exception is some southern coastal counties of england and the channel islands, where there will be lots of outbreaks of rain, becoming heavy and more persistent as we go into the afternoon. not just in the south coast but even further inland into parts of south wales and maybe as far north as the south midlands and east anglia in the day. that should all clear away as we go through the night and into
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saturday. a rather cool start to saturday. a rather cool start to saturday. we continue with the breeze coming in from the north and north—west, bringing a mixture of sunshine and showers. showers more likely to be abundant across england and wales on saturday. a bit of sunshine in between. probably the best in some sheltered eastern areas, but the temperatures are rather disappointing for this time of year. as we go into sunday, there could be windy weather on the way, especially in the north and west of the uk. now, with windy weather on the uk. now, with windy weather on the way, that rings us back to our series on coastal britain. the fact that our climate is changing will have an impact on the coast around the uk. to discuss more about that and what is being done here in medmery, joining me is alison ba ptiste medmery, joining me is alison baptiste from the environment agency. thank you forjoining me. first of all, are our coasts under a greater risk now from the changing climate? well, the coast is a dynamic thing. we are seeing sea level rise. what the environment
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agency is doing with local councils is planning how we can best manage the coast, and in places where there are communities, we look to protect those communities, and in places like medmery we can allow space for the ocean to come in. we work with nature to do this managed realignment. tell us more about what you have done here in medmery, a fairly sustainable approach to the normal methods of protecting the coast? i love medmery. it is a fantastic example of where we can reduce flood risk to the 300 properties. we have done that by letting the sea, through the original beach, we have put on earth embankment around the back, and we are using nature's and resources to slow down the energy of the waves, with the saltmarsh. we have that embankment at the back, it is much lower than we needed before. as a bonus, we have this beautiful 250 hectares of habitat, biodiversity
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that the rspb is managing for us. it has been a big boost for the local economy and the caravan sites here. we cannot protect all the coast, can we? it is a big challenge and we have difficult decisions to make stock but the violent agency works closely with local councils to make the best decisions for each community, and they can be different decisions. —— environment agency. community, and they can be different decisions. -- environment agency. an innovative scheme, and just one of many that are tackling problems that our coast will face in the future. i will have more on that through the morning. glorious views, matt. thank you. now, not many people at the moment own an electric car. but it is a hot topic at the moment. lots of manufacturers are getting on board? yes, we are in this grey area where you have hybrid cars, which are traditionalfuel and you have hybrid cars, which are traditional fuel and electric, and there are some manufacturers which have committed to going completely electric. this morning jaguar land rover becomes the latest car manufacturer to announce a major investment in electric car
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jaguar land rover has announced this morning that every new car it makes after 2020 will also be available as an electric version. it follows a government announcement that it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. but there's a long way to go to an all—electric future. the latest figures showjust1.6% of all new car sales so far this year have been fully electric. ralf speth is the chief executive ofjaguar land rover and joins us from central london. good morning. a big announcement for you today, but it is fair to say that you are not the first to make an announcement as far as electric ca rs are concerned. an announcement as far as electric cars are concerned. why now? jaguar land rover, from 2020 onwards, is going to deliver the choice for the customer. electrified vehicles across the complete range. that means we are going to offer hybrid
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and better electric vehicles. in that sense jarrod lyle and rover was first. we delivered the very first vehicle designed from scratch, in the absolute best way, research and engineered so that the customer can receive a vehicle and can drive a vehicle with a cleared dna. forgive my ignorance, it is the tesla not the first car designed as a fully electric vehicle? you say you are doing it for electric vehicle? you say you are doing it foer, at tesla has gone electric already, and others, such as the nissan leaf, other companies are already doing this. yes, there are already doing this. yes, there are already doing this. yes, there are already electric vehicles on the market, but you will see that there isa market, but you will see that there is a vehicle using the freedom of the technology, introducing a new design language, providing us with more of a package, more space, so that the customer gets additional
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value out of the technology. let's talk about how mainstream this is. i touched on this in the introduction, just 1% of car sales so far this year have been electric. it is clearly a tiny market. why do you think it is worth the investment?” think it is worth the investment?” think it is worth the investment because at the end of the day, the future of modern mobility will be electric. there is no other choice. if we all want to do something special for our society and our environment, at the end of the day, we wa nt environment, at the end of the day, we want to have a safer, cleaner, more connected mobility. but that also means, quite clearly, that this kind of new technology needs the right environment. the right power, the right charging stations, so that at the end of the day, we need a collaboration. a collaboration across sectors to make this vision a reality. you talk about the
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importance of that infrastructure, one that would support electric vehicles. lots of people getting in touch with me this morning have been saying, look, there simply isn't the places to charge these vehicles. too few parking and charging stations. how confident are you that this infrastructure will be in place for the cars that you want people to buy? people can charge their vehicles at home. filling stations will hire fast charging opportunities. based on the demand, the industry will find a solution, to have all these charging stations in place. i am absolutely convinced this new technology can be introduced flawlessly.” this new technology can be introduced flawlessly. i want to ask you about a brexit, it is clearly a big issue for all manufacturers, about whether we will have access to the single market. i know that a lot of what you produce around the world, but especially in the uk, is
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sold abroad. how worried are you about access to the single market and whether tariffs will be imposed on goods that you make? continental europe is the biggest market for jaguar land rover. therefore we are very interested that in the future we can sell finished goods, but also, import all the parts and components that we need out of europe. we rely on free and fair trade. we rely on access to skills, to all, and we rely on the opportunity to move across borders. that is important forjaguar land rover, but also for the entire export industry in the united kingdom. ralf speth, good to speak to you. the chief executive of jaguar land rover. i will be back
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after eight o'clock with a full look at the business news. time to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london news. i'm sonja jessup. detectives investigating an attack on an 82—year—old cancer patient in east london have described it as "beyond comprehension". police have released this picture of three men they want to speak to after ahmet dobran was dragged to the floor, beaten, and had his watch and gold bracelet stolen in newham last month. he's still in a serious condition in hospital. a group of firefighters who helped respond to the grenfell tower blaze have been to the coast for a break, arranged by colleagues in cornwall. north kensington station's blue watch searched the building the morning after the fire, while it was still at risk of collapsing. they say the kindness shown by their colleagues in penzance is much appreciated. i mean, it has affected all e firefighters that were there. there were lots of firefighters that were put in that situation.
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something like that will definitely affect you. talking about it is one thing, but we need to get on with stuff, get on with our lives, things like this are a fantastic distraction. it makes you human again. london is no longer the most expensive place in the country to enjoy a beer. that honour now belongs to surrey at £4.40 a pint. in the capital the average is now £3.60,13p up on last year, according to research by the good pub guide. the difference between the priciest and cheapest pint is more than a pound, with the least expensive beers in yorkshire and herefordshire. let's have a look at the travel situation now. still looking good on the tube so far. south western trains though are delayed by ten minutes in and out of waterloo because of a points failure. we're still having problems on the a406 north circular in finchley. this is how it looks at the blackwall tunnel. northbound traffic
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is very slow from the flyover. time for the weather now with elizabeth rizzini. good morning. a fairly quiet day of weather for us today, but it will become more unsettled by the time we get to the weekend. lots of cloud around, like yesterday. there will be brighter spells around at times. a little bit of sunshine. most of us will stay dry for most of the day. one showers in the afternoon. for many of us, it is quite a cloudy start. the best of the brightness emerging through the course of the morning, and more cloud building in the afternoon. maybe the odd shower. the westerly wind will freshen by the end of the day and we will see highs of around 20 celsius. through the course of the night, we are more likely to see a little bit of wet weather and may be quite a wet start to the day tomorrow, with this band of rain pushing in from the north. there will be plenty of rain around tomorrow at times. lots of rain towards southern areas through the course of the morning. we are all in for a wet spell
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of weather by the time we get to the afternoon and the wind will pick up as well. the weekend isn't looking too much better, but we still see some sunshine on saturday, may one or two heavy showers. a spell of wet and heavy weather on sunday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. now though, it's back to breakfast. hello. this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. death and destruction in the wake of hurricane irma. at least nine people have died in the caribbean's fiercest storm in a decade. one island, barbuda, is described as totally destroyed. this is how hurricane irma looked from space last night as it headed towards puerto rico and the dominican republic. there's more concern as two further hurricanes develop in the region. good morning.
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it's thursday 7th september. also this morning: a row over using laws first introduced by henry v!!! is at the centre of a two—day debate on brexit. for the latest round britain's coastline, we are on board the search vessel in plymouth sound, trying to establish just how much plastic pollution there is in our oceans. good morning. she started her lingerie business without a penny, now she's a wealthy peer in the house of lords. as part of our inspirational women series, i'll be meeting baroness michelle mone. in sport, juan martin del potro has upset hopes of a nadal—federer semi—final at the us open. he's knocked out roger federer so he will take on world number one rafael nadal in new york tomorrow. businesses are told to stop pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on consumers.
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shoppers risk eating an extra 17,000 calories a year from unnecessary purchases. and matt is also on the coast today with the weather. looking lovely where you are. looking lovely where you arem certainly is. the beautiful coastline but many coastlines in the uk are under threat from rising sea levels and of course the changing climate. but the prospect of the sea coming in and help to protect other parts of the coastline? and the weather forecast starts off dry for money but turns wet throughout the day. see you in 15 minutes. thank you. first, our main story. hurricane irma has caused devastation across the caribbean killing at least nine people. the small island of barbuda has been severely hit, making it, in the words of its prime minister, barely habitable. authorities in the french island territory of saint martin say it has been reduced to rubble and its airport is
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virtually destroyed. andy moore reports. the island of barbuda, home to 1600 people, was one of the first places to be hit by irma, and it bore the full brunt. it is estimated 95% of homes have been damaged. communications were destroyed, cutting it off from the outside world. the prime minister said the island was barely habitable. what i saw was heart—wrenching, absolutely devastating. in fact, i believe on a per capita basis, the extent of the destruction in barbuda is unprecedented. a two—year—old toddler was killed. there were many lucky escapes. we had cars flying over our heads. we had containers, 40 foot containers, flying left and right, the story you are getting from most of the residents here is the eye of the storm came just in time.
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persons were literally tying themselves to their roofs with ropes to keep them down. 185 miles per hour. in the french territory of saint—martin, six people were killed. authorities said the island had been reduced to rubble. this is hurricane irma seen from space. it's now heading north of puerto rico, and could hit florida at the weekend. it's one of three hurricanes in the atlantic. there are particular fears for hurricane jose, following close behind irma and on a similar path. officials say with most people homeless, barbuda cannot withstand another storm. ifjose does head their way, the island may have to be evacuated. andy moore, bbc news. the uk takes another step towards brexit today as mps debate the european union withdrawal bill before a vote takes place on monday. our political correspondent
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chris mason is in westminster. we have been talking about this. we talked about the first reading, and why it was important, and why people we re why it was important, and why people were upset with the way that laws can change. now henry viii were upset with the way that laws can change. now henry v!!! is being involved in this conversation. can you clear it all up, please? yes, good morning. all sort of people have popped up in the brexit debate over the last couple of years, but henry viii over the last couple of years, but henry v!!! is not the first to make his argument and influence belt. he does feature in the discussion today. why? be constitutional change being told about. when people like me talk about what it changes on patches of grass like this, it might be tempting to change to bbc two, but don't, this matters. it is the biggest change in how we are governed since wejoined biggest change in how we are governed since we joined what is now the eu on the 17th of october 1972, with the passage of the european communities act. what is happening todayis communities act. what is happening today is the start of the process of unravelling that. that act led to a pipe effectively being fitted
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between brussels and westminster and through it we shovelled lots of laws, 12,433 regulations in total. what the government is doing is working out what happened the day after brexit. they have decided to doa after brexit. they have decided to do a cut and paste job. after brexit. they have decided to do a cut and pastejob. everything changes but nothing changes. the eu laws become uk laws. this is the rub, where our old friend henry makes an appearance. government is going to use henry viii clauses, and i hope you like our cartoon attempt at henry viii. he is famous for his ensemble heading down the aisle and a sticky end of his exes, but this is nothing to do with that. it is more to do with the fact that he liked having power and bypassing parliament. henry viii clauses nod to the fact that the government can twea k to the fact that the government can tweak the law without that much parliamentary scrutiny, and the likes of labour and others are not particularly keen on that. the government says they are necessary
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because of the amount of changes that have got to be done in a relatively short period of time. they also say it will just relatively short period of time. they also say it willjust be active or two years, so roughly until march 2021, in all likelihood, that they can make these tweaks to laws without too much scrutiny. now what happens today? big debate on the floor of the house of commons. what happens on monday? a vote on the first stage of this act. it is not expected that the government will be defeated them but there is a huge amount to come because there is so much to look at here. it will dominate the work of parliament for many months to come. it certainly will. thank you very much for explaining that. history and politics in a minute and a half! the bbc understands that the european union wants northern ireland to have a different brexit deal to the rest of the uk. proposals due to be published later today by the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, are expected to suggest special exceptions to allow people to work, go to school and receive medical
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treatment either side of the border with the republic of ireland. universities in england could face fines if they pay their heads more than the prime minister, unless they can convince a regulator that their bosses are worth it. dozens of vice—chancellors currently earn more than twice the prime minister's annual salary of £150,000. the universities minister, jojohnson, says urgent measures are needed to ensure a good deal for both students and taxpayers. facebook says it has discovered a russian—funded plot to promote divisive social and political messages on its network during the us presidential campaign. the social media network said £77,000 was spent on about 3000 ads over a two—year period. the ads did not back any specific political figures, but instead posted on topics including immigration, race and equal rights. there are calls for the city watchdog to fully publish a leaked
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report into the treatment of customers by rbs. the focus is on a department of the bank which was responsible for turning around businesses in trouble. the report, produced for the financial conduct authority, suggested the group mistreated many of its clients. rbs denies that claim. here's our economics correspondent andy verity. that created conflicts of interest result in poor treatment of some business customers. a confidential report leaked to the bbc two weeks ago found 92% of viable businesses moved to grg received some kind of inappropriate treatment but some key findings are still to come out. the new chair of the treasury select committee wanted to be published in full. it has been devastating. many people lost their businesses and others very nearly saw their businesses going under, so they will wa nt to
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businesses going under, so they will want to see the full facts that have been established in that report, we assume. the leaked report was commissioned by the financial conduct authority more than three yea rs conduct authority more than three years ago at the request of the then business secretary vince cable, who found the bank had an intentional co—ordinated strategy to focus on its own commercial objectives, giving inadequate weight to the interests of business customers. we know that thousands and thousands of firms were very badly treated by the banks in the financial crisis and immediately afterwards. these things need to be properly investigated. the public need to see they have been investigated and that action has been taken so of course it should be public. the fca say they will respond to the calls for publication in due course and the bank declined to comment. andy verity, bbc news. prince george will start today school. the four—year—old will attend thomas's battersea in south london. fees are more than £17,000 a year. earlier this week it was announced that the duchess of cambridge is pregnant with her third child.
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and most parents will fondly remember taking their child for the first day of school. the duchess of cambridge is pregnant with her third child and spokesperson has said she will not be able to public prince george for his first day of school and instead the duke of cambridge will drop prince george of this morning which was always part of the plan. you are up—to—date. all the weather and sport coming up later. during the london and manchester terror attacks earlier this year, accident and emergency services worked around the clock to save lives. the way they dealt with casualties has been widely praised but according to the royal society of medicine more can be done to prepare first responders for these situations. let's speak to professor roger kirby, who is in our london newsroom, and dr matt davenport, an a&e consultant who was working the night of the manchester arena attack. good morning and thank you very much for joining good morning and thank you very much forjoining us. roger, let's talk to
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you first about this meeting and what you hope to get out of it and to tackle next. good morning. we are very excited about this meeting, which is planned for today at the royal society of medicine in wim bull street. we are expecting about 300 people to come and we are expecting to hear not only from doctors involved in the terror incidents, london bridge, westminster bridge and up in manchester, but we are privileged to have cressida dick, the commissioner for the met police, and the head of the london ambulance service as well. when these terror events occurred, the police need to neutralise the terrorist. the ambulance drivers need to get these injured patients to hospital as quickly as possible. and then in accident & emergency, of course you have the medical staff, nursing staff, paramedics and so one dealing with the emergencies, and time is of the essence with trauma, stab wounds, bomb wounds, vehicle
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injuries and so on. if you get the right doctors looking after the right doctors looking after the right patients at the right time and into the operating theatres quickly, you can save lives. all of those patients who got to a&e in london, who were transported there rapidly, had their lives saved. there is a lot to learn about how we can coordinate the emergency services and how we can train our young doctors to deal with these horrible terrorist events. of course they occurred in manchester and london recently, and more recently in barcelona, but we don't know which town it happening. it could be leaked, scotland, anywhere across the uk. let's talk to one of those directly involved. doctor davenport, you were a consultant and you were working on a night of the manchester bomb attack. that is right. a lot of people will thank you and your collea g u es people will thank you and your colleagues for the work you did at that time and i dare say you went through various processes. firstly dealing with what is in front of you
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on the night. afterwards, the shop, and we spoke to your colleagues at the time and it was very difficult and now you have had a chance to assess. what lessons have you learned? the lessons learned coming to two categories. the clinical lessons learned about how to deal with a patient, the rapid amounts of blood that we need for those injuries that we have never seen before. and lots of clinical lessons like that. the plans are very detailed and help us deal with these huge numbers of patients very quickly, but the plan stopped when the maid incident was over and at that point, we were left with staff who had been dealing with injuries that they have never seen before and that they have never seen before and that they have never seen before and that they never want to see again. the work we have got to do with those staff moving forward when the maid incident has finished it, that psychological first aid, that is one of the big lessons we are taking forward today. as charlie said, we have spoken to your colleagues in
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the nhs who were treating survivors and victims. can you tell us what happens on that night when you know what to do and there is almost a mental check list that you go through? and then emotion comes into it as well. i think for the first moment, like all of us when we of reading news streams newsreels, that something happened near you that you think will never happen, there is a moment of shock. but then there comes those medical things that must come and you have to park those things, like we do with the seriously ill patients we have day. it's only when you go home, you start to watch the re st of you go home, you start to watch the rest of the news unfold on the details, that it starts to hit. normally, without normal a&e patients who are ill, we leave behind, we don't find much out about them, the emotional story. the difference with these cases, there have been programmes and news
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programmes that have keyed you into who this person was, what happened to their story, their lives and how it changed. is it something now that you think your colleagues, wherever you think your colleagues, wherever you may be working in the nhs, whatever city, people in manchester and london, do you think it is something you have to be psychologically prepared, for something just enormous and terrible happening because it might? yes. and thatis happening because it might? yes. and that is very difficult. because although it might, most of the time it never does. the temptation is not to plan for that but we absolutely must plan for that because when it comes, not prepared for the psychological fallout and although the clinical fallout that might happen from that might. does it help you personally talking about it? we have spoken to a few people on the emotions are still raw among those who have been near it, any involvement. i sense it is still a bit like? for certain. ithink trying to draw everyone down the same path of trying to debrief them and talk about is not necessarily
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the right thing to do for that person. and with individuals it is different. some people really wanted to talk about it all the time and debrief on it and some people wanted to park it and put it on a shelf and deal with it the same way we do normally with patients. each person is different. we have to try and tailor all those things for all those different people. there is a lot of staff, so it is hard. thank you for coming in to talk to ask doctor davenport. professor roger kirby, good luck with your meeting today. let us know what you will be looking at. it is 8:17am. we are blessed this morning. our cameras all over coastlines. we can show you an image now from medmerry in west sussex. can we get the camera there? matt is the. what better view, big? you can almost hear charlie's disappointment! i am never disappointed.
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a very good morning from west sussex, by the coast of course in medmerry. we are talking coastal defences, with the changing climate and rising sea levels, outpost are under threat around the uk. it was here in west sussex, let me show you where we are. this is the shot charlie wanted, a beautiful scene across that coastline. extensive flooding in 2008 according £5 million worth of damage. the environment agency has since undertaken an innovative and sustainable scheme in which the man—made sea defences were breached, allowing the sea to flood in inland to make lagoons and now a nature reserve , to make lagoons and now a nature reserve, where the water floods in at high tide, flows back out again. you can see behind me, in a few hours' time that will be full of water. but in doing that it has helped protect properties around the area. much better protection than they had under the old scheme. it is schemes like this that the environment agency are trying to
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replicate up and down the country where possible. this morning we have some blue skies behind me. shaping up some blue skies behind me. shaping up to bea some blue skies behind me. shaping up to be a pleasant start to the day after some early showers. across much of england, wales and the south—east of scotland it is a largely dry start. a few showers in the south—west at the moment but rain will become more of a feature for some of you as we go through the day. you can see across scotland, the rain is fairly extensive which becomes heavy at times, particularly over the hills on west. can't guarantee anywhere will stay dry. showers becoming a bit more longer lasting and spreading to northern england. the further south, the better chance of spending the bulk of the day dry. in the south coast some sunny of the day dry. in the south coast some sunny spells into the afternoon but some showers developing across south—east england, the midlands and east anglia later but many will avoid them. temperatures in the brightness around 19—20. northern england scotland, lots of cloud, outbreaks of rincon heaviest in the hills on the west. in northern
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ireland cloud, occasional rain through the day, a bit more rain this afternoon and the breeze will freshen up. turning right at a north wales, further south across wales in two south—west england. this is where we will see some dry weather continue into the afternoon, with a little bit of sunshine. the northern ireland down towards the south—west of england, this is where we will see the breeze start to freshen up on that breeze will become more of a feature not just by on that breeze will become more of a feature notjust by the end of the day but through tonight and into the following few days. tonight, a fresh breeze rolling across the country first showers and outbreaks of rain just about anywhere across the uk tonight, even in the south where we finished the day largely dry. the breeze will keep temperatures up but believe me, the chill will be noticeable in the breeze. a cold breeze coming from a cold direction and leads us into a bit of a fresh start to friday. a blustery day on friday. the wind might ease down a little. sunshine and showers the best way to sum up friday for many of you, the showers could be on the heavy side, perhaps a rumble of
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thunder. on the south coast, this is where we will have cloud and rain coming and going all day, but it can islands. likely into the afternoon there will be an area of heavy rain pushing northwards through south—west england, south wales, even as far north as the south midlands and eventually east anglia and the south—east later in the day. that clears up a way as we go into saturday. temperatures on saturday fairly disappointing, like friday, probably mid—teens. sunshine and showers, showers most frequent across england and wales. the further north, maybe fewer showers, a bit more in the way of sunshine but in that breeze where ever you are on saturday, feeling chilly, which continues into sunday. by which continues into sunday. by which time the wind could get stronger across the western half of
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the uk. that's how it is looking from these glorious scenes in medmerry. back to you. thank you. you see this mug, we don't get a choice over the size of it. you can't ask for a bigger coffee. are you complaining? no, but it's a link to the story about if you are asked for something, small, medium, large, they always want you to have a bigger version. for 30p more, so why would you say no? because you don't want a big portion! that would involve restraint, which not many of us have. we've been there, a fast food restaurant or that, or even the shops when you offered something bigger. research suggests the technique of "upselling" is fuelling the obesity crisis in the uk. we'll discuss this more in a moment but first, we have kate hardcastle and izzie kennedy, who said her weight gain was partly due to upselling. izzie, give an example, you go into a cafe or somewhere and they are offering you something bigger has to? matter
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of course. the situation i used to do it in was a group of friends, i'm with 18 years old, at the beginning of my weightless journey i was almost 21 stone. i would go into fast food restaurants with friends and they would say things like, would you like to upgrade your milkshake to a large? at the time i found it really hard to say no. why did you find it hard to say no? because you are genuinely hungry, greedy or you thought it was only a few pence more so greedy or you thought it was only a few pence more so you greedy or you thought it was only a few pence more so you were greedy or you thought it was only a few pence more so you were getting more value for money?” few pence more so you were getting more value for money? i think it was a combination of all three, actually. i found it a combination of all three, actually. ifound it really a combination of all three, actually. i found it really hard. a combination of all three, actually. ifound it really hard. i think i struggled really badly with confidence. saying no is not a british thing. we quite like to please people. i think that is another contributing factor as well. when you hear that 17,000 calories extra a year could be down to upsizing or upselling, £5 of weight a year, you completely get that? --
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five lb of weight? absolutely. it wasn't the main thing that contributed to my weight gain, because there was a lot of other things but i would say it didn't help with the relationship i had with food, that guilt free healthy relationship i so desperately wanted. quite often after upselling i was left feeling quite weak and guilty afterwards, which tends to spiral things like binge eating, which led to a spiral. duncan, you have been looking into this. what is the picture emerging? it is endemic. our report size matters with slimming world shows 120 year we are faced with a upselling. it is more for younger people, because properly younger people don't have the tools or the feeling of empowerment to say no. so it is a bit more of a challenge for younger people. what our research shows is it happens everywhere. fast food outlets, one in three of us are up sold to in a
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fa st in three of us are up sold to in a fast food outlet or restaurant and it contributes to our waistline. why isn't it younger people's fault? if you eat more, move more?” isn't it younger people's fault? if you eat more, move more? i think the individual does have a part to play, but we do live in what we call on a piece of genital environment. because it is contributing to the obesity crisis, notjust because it is contributing to the obesity crisis, not just down to the individual but the environment we are living in. it is the marketing and advertising we are surrounded with an bombarded with. there has beena with an bombarded with. there has been a lot of efforts to clamp down on the visual marketing, so things like the buy one and get one free deals, and some retailers have clamped down on what's called the pester power, sweet sap the till. do you want to pick up on that? it is your area of expertise. if other people are doing on the high street, then another shop will do it, because there is an offer next door, is it inevitable? it is about six times easier to sell something to an
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existing customer than it is to find a new customer. at times where retail this challenge, everyone will be doing everything they can to convert a bigger sale or order from the customer in front of them. whilst i absolutely think guidelines and awareness are really good, i do think customers are really intelligent. you wouldn't have had them move into supermarket away from these packaged bladon supermarket brands to more transparent supermarket brands like the discounters, if we didn't use our power as consumers to make good decisions. i think with a prompt like this and awareness that would probably be enough, but you won't get a retailer moving away from upselling, like upgrading your car like upgrading your coffee.” suppose it becomes habit. you might go and buy your paper in the morning ora go and buy your paper in the morning or a magazine and you are a chocolate bar, a huge chocolate bar sometimes, itjust becomes habit, doesn't it? the thing for retailers to become aware of is if it annoys you. if it gets under your skin as a
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consumer, you react badly to that and will choose an alternative. they need to be very careful, not just because of people's health but because of people's health but because of people's health but because of the brands and an petition out there for them, that is a bigger upset for them. izzie, are you able now to say no? have you got to that point where someone offers you something and you say, no, i wa nt you something and you say, no, i want what i ask for? absolutely. i think the tips and support i received from my slimming group helps me. things like researching a menu before i go to a restaurant and going with an idea of what i will eat beforehand is a good tip i have found along my weight loss journey. that is a really good tip. sometimes you get overwhelmed by the choices on the menu and don't think about it. thank you all very much. time to get the news and travel and weather where you are. see you shortly. wet and windy weather coming to the
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open next couple of days but nothing like what is happening on the other side of the atlantic. harry kane burma has winds of 85 mph and it is pushed its way towards the caicos islands, the bahamas, and eastern parts of cuba and florida. we are keeping a close eye on the impact of hurricane irma. the low pressure is coming to the uk today, bringing a change to wet and windy conditions in scotland and northern ireland and some of that rain creeping into england and wales as well. further is, it will stay dry but still some showers. 19 or 20 in the south—east will feel pleasant but cooler the further north and west you go with the rain and the wind. it is patchy overnight, soggy and breezy. but mild, with temperatures in double figures first thing tomorrow.
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tomorrow will be a day of sunshine and showers, blustery and heavy showers at times, with more persistent rain in southern england and south wales as well. more brightness in the showers further north in the country. not feeling very north in the country. not feeling very warm, north in the country. not feeling very warm, at 18 degrees. the weekend remains unsettled. cool, windy, rain at times, some sunshine on saturday in between the blustery showers that are blowing in. and temperatures between 15 and 18. and another area of low pressure charges in on sunday. dry start for money but turning increasingly wet and windy as we head into sunday and monday as well. goodbye for now. this is business live from bbc news with sally bundock and susannah streeter.
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