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this is bbc news. i'm julian worricker. the headlines at eight: the public sector pay cap is to be scrapped. police and prisoner officers will be the first to benefit from pay rises. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, is due to arrive in the caribbean amid criticism of britain's response to hurricane irma. nine members of a traveller family from lincolnshire are given long jail sentences for slavery offences. could lithium help to power the cornish economy? it's hoped the county's old mines could be a source of the valuable metal used in batteries for mobile phones and cars. and apple says its new iphone x will set the path for technology. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. the public sector pay cap — a measure that's been at the heart of austerity policies for seven years — is to be scrapped. the cap currently limits pay increases to just 1%. but this year, prison officers will get a rise of 1.7% and police officers will get an increase of 1% plus a further 1% bonus. millions of other workers will have to wait till next year to see if they too get a bigger rise. trade unions have already called the pay rises for police and prison officers derisory. would you fancy theirjob? today, routine duty at the tuc, but trouble is always around the corner and now it's come closer.
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police get a rise to attract new recruits. so do prison officers and others workers will as well, above the pay cap but onlyjust. today, the government took the latest pay recommendations and shared the news. the pay cap was finally ending, so more pay for public—sector workers where rises were judged necessary. we need to strike a balance between being fair to public—sector workers, making sure we recruit the best possible people and also that we hold on to them in the public services. there is not much gratitude and a lot of anger on show here in brighton. teachers, nurses, you name it, want more pay — much more than the rises being dangled today. strike action hurts the kids and parents are not in favour. parents are in favour of teachers being happy and well paid, and the well—being of teachers. we come first as teachers — when we are well looked after, we look after the children.
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you are a mental health nurse — are you willing to strike? i am absolutely willing to strike if it means looking after my own family. i would not leave patients — contingency plans would be put in place. you are a firefighter. can you see strike action down the track? i think if they don't end the pay cap then there is justification for industrial action. are you willing to support strikes for higher pay, jeremy? nice to see you all. thanks very much. the answer came soon enough — jeremy corbyn and labour were backing the unions‘ struggle for more pay. the labour party totally rejects the tories' attempt to divide and rule, to play one sector off against another. a labour government will end the public sector pay cut and give all workers the pay rise they deserve and so desperately need. that is our policy. austerity fatigue helped persuade ministers to give ground,
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but the mood is sour, and the giant union unite is threatening to take action whether or not workers' ballots deliver the kind of turnouts and winning margins for strike action now required by law. unions have not sounded this warlike in years. labour has never been so militant. the party hasn't pledged to support unlawful action, but hasn't plainly refused support either. this struggle is just beginning and it could get ugly. john pienaar, bbc news, brighton. joining me now from liverpool is mike travis, a children's nurse who is also a steward for the royal college of nursing. what is your reaction to today's events, this wider issue of the cap being lifted? i am not surprised they have done it this way and i am
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angry because this is notjust about nurses‘ papered the whole future of the nhs. the nhs relies on its workforce. this is not the way to grow workforce and not the way to retain a workforce, especially when pay and the likes of netherlands and belgium is far more attractive to nhs workers than being here. shouldn‘t you be welcoming the prospect of this pay cap going, then? 1% or1.6% is prospect of this pay cap going, then? 1% or 1.696 is hugger all! then? 196 or 1.696 is hugger all! where do you want that figure to blow? i think i would go along with the uc‘s recommendation that we should campaign for by percent pay rise across the board because, as oui’ rise across the board because, as our pay is being eroded, the issues are that we cannot keep up with the other aspects of inflation. for example, in liverpool, we draw a lot of our nurse staff from north wales
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and north cheshire. at the end of the month, they will see the new gateway bridge open, and it will go from being an untold crossing to a crossing that will cost them £650 a year, just to get too went from work. that is the type of inflation that those nurses are facing all over the country. the system as it stands is that the government will pay heed to the advice of the nhs pay heed to the advice of the nhs pay review body. i do think that system is not working at the moment? iama system is not working at the moment? i am a great believer in the nhs pay review body. i helped to agree its basis. but until the treasury loosens its grip on the pay review bodies, i do not have any confidence and his government at all. my members and the people i work with and the patients are suffering because of this pay restraint. thank you for coming on. and we‘ll find out how this story
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and many others are covered in tomorrow‘s front pages at 10:60pm in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are katy balls, political correspondent at the spectator, and hugh muir, columnist at the guardian. we will take you to spain for a few moments because i mentioned in the headlines that there is this announcement from catalan police that they were evacuating barcelona‘s church and nearby businesses, and these are the scenes on the ground and up to barcelona. police are saying this is part of an anti—terrorism operation and they had said earlier on twitter that they had cordoned off the site. more information coming in from various news agencies. reuters are now saying that the police had sent a bomb squad to check a specific van
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which was parked near to the church. you may have caught sight of a moment ago, whether that is the banning question, i have no way of knowing at this point, but you can see a good deal of activity on the ground and a sizeable area that has been cordoned off in the last little while. of course this is only less than a month after events in barcelona, which you will know only too well other than being driven into pedestrians on the most famous pedestrianised street that runs north— south through the centre of the city, 13 people died in that incident and 130 others were injured. the attack when it took place saw a 22—year—old the, another person was then killed in order to steal the victim‘s carpet and escape
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to be made. and then you will be aware of the events that happened nine hours after that attack where pedestrians in nearby town were targeted in a vehicle and one woman was killed and six others were injured. so that part of spain only too well aware of activities of this nature, but this is the scene live in barcelona is catalan police cordoned off a large area around the church and carry out various operations that are thought to be in relation to a van and eight on squad activity examining that van. —— a bomb squad activity. we will keep an eye on that throughout the evening. there are now 1,000 british troops helping with the relief effort after hurricane irma left a trail of destruction in the caribbean. it follows earlier criticism that britain had not been quick enough to react to the humanitarian crisis. today, the foreign secretary is travelling to some of the british overseas territories in the region.
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0ur correspondent, nick bryant, has sent this report from turks and caicos. this church was supposed to protect people from irma — a sanctuary through the storm — butjust hours before the hurricane hit, the plan changed. people went elsewhere, and just as well. like many buildings here, it was destroyed. in the turks and caicos islands, low—lying coastal communities were worst—hit, beach—side homes now unlivable. basically, my family, we lost everything, everything. it's going to take some time to get back on our feet again, but, through the strength from god, we will. long bay beach is routinelyjudged to be one of the most beautiful in the world, a bucket list location, but this is what a category five hurricane can do to a five—star hotel. what‘s striking here is the determination to rebuild — notjust to put roofs over people‘s heads again, but to reopen restaurants and reopen these hotels as quickly as possible.
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everyone here is telling us the same thing — tourism is the lifeblood of these communities, and without it, the suffering will continue. so, as queues formed outside this supermarket for clean water and ice, there were pleas, too, for tourists to come back. i want the world to know, turks and caicos is not destroyed. we are open for business. we are a fine destination. we are not destroyed. we have some damage, but we are going to rebuild. we have rebuilt from ike and hanna. we are going to rebuild and come back. turks and caicos is open for business. but british holiday—makers stranded here for days were obviously desperate to get out when the airport reopened this morning. we were desperate to get out about four days ago, to be honest, so... finally you‘re leaving? at last. it has been really hard, but, yeah, we have survived. that's all that matters. as tourists tried to leave, another british military
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transport plane touched down. there are now 1,000 british military personnel assisting the relief effort in these caribbean uk territories, but they are facing the question, why did they take so long to arrive? as soon as the word came, we were at the door very quickly thereafter, and it isjust the physical distance, the separation. but we got here pretty quickly. what is especially cruel is that the poorest communities here had onlyjust rebuilt from the last hurricane, and that was nine years ago. nick bryant, bbc news, the turks and caicos. and the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, who‘s robustly defended the uk‘s aid and rebuilding plans for british territories hit by hurricane irma, touches down in the caribbean shortly. he‘ll fly into barbados then on to anguilla and the british virgin islands. we may hearfrom him on his arrival in the next hour, and we‘ll bring that to you. there‘s mounting international pressure on the government
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of myanmar over its treatment of rohingya muslims. hundreds of thousands have fled across the border into neighbouring bangladesh. the united states has called for greater protection for civilians, and bangladesh says myanmar should set up safe zones to allow the refugees to return. meanwhile, authorities are struggling to coordinate aid for those camped out on the border. reeta chakra barti sent us this update. it‘s nearly three weeks since this crisis began and, for the almost 400,000 refugees here, life remains pitiful. aid distribution has been poor, and that‘s partly because the authorities didn‘t anticipate the sheer numbers that would arrive here. this is a huge and sprawling refugee camp, and the most common dwelling that you see are these tarpaulin and bamboo shelters that the refugees have constructive for themselves. i‘ve been to take a look inside one of them. the sun has just set here in the kutupalong camp, and ijust wanted to show you the conditions that people
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are having to endure. this is a shelter that‘s been erected for five families, and you can see how cramped and basic the conditions are. the shelter is made of bamboo and tarpaulin, and people are sitting on tarpaulin here on the ground. they do have possessions. there is a kitchen here at the end, and there are more pots and pans, also at the end. and i‘ll be able to show you soon a solar panel. we‘ve seen many people bringing solar panels from their own villages — clearly something important for them to bring in order to charge up mobile phones. there are some possessions that the families have brought with them here as well. and the only thing there is here in this shelter that‘s been given to them in terms of aid are what this lady here is holding — a pillow and a pair of shorts for a child. these are the only things
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they‘ve been given in aid. now, in fact, this lady here is 50 years old, and she arrived here 12 days ago. it took her two days to get to bangladesh. i wanted to ask her, could you ask this lady, does she want to stay in bangladesh or does she want to return to myanmar? she says, if she got any opportunity to go to burma again, she will go. if she doesn‘t have any opportunity to go, then she‘ll have to stay in bangladesh. thank you. thank you both. well, that is a message that you hear repeatedly from people, that they only came here because they had no other choice. and looking at the conditions in which people are having to live, well, you can certainly understand why. yes, conditions, as you saw there,
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as basic as they come, and there‘s been increasing criticism of the authorities over the lack of aid. today, the bangladesh prime minister came to visit the camps for the first time, and there is now i think increasing hope that the government and other agencies will start to get a grip of the situation. the headlines on bbc news: the public sector pay cap is to be scrapped. police and prisoner officers will be the first to benefit from pay rises. the foreign secretary, boris johnson, is due to arrive in the caribbean amid criticism of britain‘s response to hurricane irma. catalan police evacuate barcelona‘s sagrada familia church and nearby businesses as part of an anti—terrorism operation. it‘s the opening night in the group
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stage of the champions league with three british sides in action — celtic, manchester united and chelsea. the scottish champions arguably have the toughest task, trying to contain the forward line of paris saint germain. they kept them out for twenty minutes, before neymar the world‘s most expensive player, struck. chelsea are well on top against azerbaijan‘s fc qarabag. this strike from pedro put them 1—0 up after just five minutes at stamford bridge. and the new signing davide zappacosta has made it 2—0. atletico madrid and roma are the other two sides in chelsea‘s group — they‘re currently 0—0. manchester united are hosting basel tonight in their first game. an early worry too as paul pogba limped off injured with a hamstring injury.
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their best couple of chances have fallen to armenian forward henrik thytarian but he‘s yet to find net with united on top at a soggy old trafford. still goalless. roy hodgson has been appointed as the new manager of crystal palace, joining on a two—year deal. hodgson‘s been out of management since resigning as england manager following england‘s elimination by iceland at the last 16 stage of the euro 2016. he replaces frank de boer, who was sacked on monday after 77 days and just five matches in charge. liverpool will be without forward sadio mane for three matches after they lost their appeal against the length of his ban. the player was sent off during their match with manchester city at the weekend after catching the city goalkeeper ederson in the face with a high foot. the club argued that the ban was excessive — it means he will miss his side‘s next two premier league matches and their efl cup tie with leicester. the england women‘s manager mark sampson has told the bbc that he‘s not a racist. it follows allegations of discrimination and bullying made against him by striker eni aluko. he was cleared in two separate
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investigations of any wrongdoing. he‘s been speaking to our sports editor dan roan. did you ever belittle, victimise all bully her which was a member of your squad? absolutely not. my intention of working with my players was to support them, give them the best chance to perform for england, and thatis chance to perform for england, and that is was been the intention of myself and the staff and i do believe the environment we have created here and the work we have done is reflected in the performances and results we have achieved over the last three and a half years. she was one of the true greats of women‘s cricket in this country. jan brittin, england‘s leading test run scorer, has died from cancer aged 58. she scored 1,935 runs in 27 test matches, making five centuries in a 19—year international career. she was also part of england‘s world cup—winning squad in 1993 the former england cricket captain
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charlotte edwards paid tribute to brittin on twitter saying... she was was my idol growing up,so sam warburton will miss the rugby union autumn internationals. the cardiff blues and wales flanker has suffered a recurrence of a long—standing neck injury and needs surgery. he captained the lions in the drawn series against new zealand this summer and was due to face the all blacks again for his country. he aggravated the problem training with blues this week and is expected to be out for up to four months. celtic now trailing at home by 2—0. that‘s all sport for now. i‘ll have more in the next hour. the‘s take you back to those scenes
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in barcelona we have been showing you over the last 20 minutes or so. you can see the shadow of the church and background, an area near to that church has been cordoned off by cata la n church has been cordoned off by catalan police. they evacuated the church in nearby businesses as part of what was described as an anti—terrorism operation. still very much going on as you can see from that shot. the area cordoned off and one or two more specific lines have emerged from a couple of agencies. 0ne making reference to a van that police were particularly concerned about and a bomb squad had been particularly concentrating on the vehicle to check a van which was parked near to the church. there was also a shot you may have seen earlier on when you were watching a
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man being walked away by police, handcuffed, but very calmly, and there is nothing to say exactly why that was happening nor indeed whether that white band you saw to the left of that shot was relevant to what is going on. barcelona familia sadly with anti—terror operations in the light of what happened to the city under a month ago. but that is the scene by the church at the moment. nine members of a traveller family have been jailed for between six and 15 years for running a slavery ring in lincolnshire. the rooneys forced 18 vulnerable men to work as labourers resurfacing driveways for little or no pay. their victims were beaten and kept in squalid conditions. 0ur reporter, linsey smith, sent us this update. the judge said that he would be failing in his public duty if he didn‘t hand out serious and significant sentences to the rooney family. those sentences ranged
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from almost 16 years apiece tojohn and patrick rooney, the twins who the judge said were the ringleaders of the business, the ringleaders of what he called the rooney lynch mob. he said that they gave out beatings to slaves. their mother, bridget rooney, received a seven—year sentence for her part. and their father, who was said to be the gangmaster, the head of the family, received ten years. fathers, sons, cousins. across the generations, 11 members of one family were today sentenced to almost 80 years in prison for their merciless abuse of slaves. they held 18 vulnerable men, thejudge said, for their own enrichment and wealth. their victims included very vulnerable people and others who thought they could trust them. today‘s sentences reflect the level of exploitation, control and violence they exhibited.
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patrick and john rooney were the masters, handing out beatings and laundering money, the proceeds of their crimes. but today, they wept in the dock as they were each sentenced to almost 16 years in prison. in sentencing, his honourjudge timothy spencer qc said to patrick rooney... lincolnshire police are aware of a need for more checks. while this case has been concentrated on a traveller site, we've got five active investigations in lincolnshire at the moment, and they span the whole range of modern slavery, actually, from sexual exploitation through to unscrupulous activity in the agricultural sector.
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so, for us, it's actually about checking across all sectors. but yes, there will have to be, i think, an element both checking more rigorously by all agencies. when lincolnshire police raided the slaves‘ caravans, they noticed the sheer smell from the squalid conditions. there doesn't appear to be any toilet area, unless it's that covered up alcove. meanwhile, patrick rooney‘s home was luxurious and clean and, although they may not have received the longest sentences, some of the judges‘ harshest comments were reserved for bridget and martin rooney senior, the parents of the family. the judge said to martin senior... two members of the family, a 54—year—old patrick rooney
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and a 35—year—old martin rooney, had short sentences suspended. the rest begin their sentences tonight. linsey smith there reporting from nottingham crown court. sir peter hall, the founder of the royal shakespeare company and arguably the key figure in british theatre over the past half century, has died. he was 86. a former director of the national theatre, he introduced the works of samuel beckett and harold pinter to british audiences. nick higham looks back at his life. i think she wants to be that side. he started as britain‘s most talented young director, charismatic and adventurous. at stratford aged just 29, he created the royal shakespeare company. not bad for the working—class son of a railway man. we‘re not going to read the play, and embarrass each other and ourselves.
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the rsc was a company of international standard which attracted the very best actors. wilt thou accept a ransom? yea or no? peggy ashcroft was one, here in an early hall triumph, a reworking of shakespeare‘s henry vi plays, as the wars of the roses. sir peter was a visionary. he was a colossus bestriding the world of british theatre. in a way, it would be iniquitous to pick out any individual production. i think his greatest legacy must be the company he formed, the royal shakespeare company. but the wunderkind suffered a nervous breakdown and quit. only to re—emerge as laurence 0livier‘s successor as director of the new national theatre, being built on london‘s south bank. he revelled in his new role. it‘s a very, very stimulating job, because it is both concerned with management and with art. at 26, he directed the uk premiere
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of samuel beckett‘s waiting for godot, a theatrical bombshell. peter shaffer‘s amadeus was another of the many new players he directed. he brought waiting for godot to the london stage. beckett's career would not have started without peter hall. pinter's career would not have got going without peter hall. he was one of the great champions early in his career of tennessee williams' work on the london stage. he had the most extraordinary instinct for great living writers, for writers at the beginning of their careers. he loved opera, too, and for six years was artistic director at glyndebourne, where he demonstrated that an opera‘s director can be as important as its conductor. and he also made films like akenfield, a nostalgic portrait of rural life in suffolk village like the one he‘d grown up in.
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he gets to here somewhere and he trips. right, he's going to fall the slop, so you all appreciate we can only do it once. it was shot mainly at weekends using amateur actors. the work of a fine director and talented impresario who ended his career as the grand old man of british theatre. a decent enough data central and eastern parts of the dish isles but the cloud and windows already gathering and the first storm of the seasonis gathering and the first storm of the season is causing concern for the met office to issue an ample warning. the busts through the evening in the first part of the night 50—60 mph were quite widely across the central and southern parts of the british isles but there
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could be winds the northern wales and northern england which could get up and northern england which could get up to 75 mph and there could be a couple of inches of rain. there could well be some significant disruption overnight and on into the first part of wednesday so bear that in mind and check on your local weather situation. the system itself will move offshore pretty quickly, leaving us eventually with a mixture of sunny spells the bulk of the showers across the northern half of the british isles. sunny and dry conditions across the south and east. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: the public sector pay cap is to be scrapped. police and prisoner officers will be the first to benefit from pay rises. the foreign secretary borisjohnson is due to arrive in the caribbean, amid criticism of britain‘s response to hurricane irma. catalan police say they‘ve sent a bomb squad to check a van parked near barcelona‘s sagrada familia church, nine members of a traveller family
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from lincolnshire have beenjailed for between five and fifteen years for slavery offences. two other members of the rooney family received suspended sentences. and, tributes have been paid to sir peter hall, one of the greatest figures in the history british theatre, who‘s died at the age of 86. and now apple has launched the 10th—anniversary edition of its mobile, the iphone x. it‘s expected to be the biggest
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single upgrade the handset has seen since its launch — with a revamped design and facial recognition id system to name a couple of the new features. aten, and a ten, and locking it as it is easy is looking at it and swiping. let‘s go to back—up, and go writing this is not quite what he had in mind. joining us tom wiggins. leaving the facial recognition aside, looking back ten years, how big is the iphone being? before that smartphones with a kind of things that you had to be a nerd to get the most out of. technically it was not as good as other phones, but it made then available to people that were
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not gadget obsessives. bringing the whole idea the smartphone to a wider audience. how much have they advanced in that subsequent ten yea rs ? advanced in that subsequent ten years? a huge amount. the 46 network years? a huge amount. the 4g network to use them on, much faster. that lets you stream video and music and much more easily. the difference in the cameras, how fast they generate, they have come a long way. it has slowed down a bit in the last few yea rs. slowed down a bit in the last few years. potentially things on the iphone ten, they is taking another step also. you say a couple of things, spell those out? the thing about apple, these days they do not put features into their phones first was normally people like samson, lg,
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they get there first. —— samsung. the facial recognition could become a big thing. we have seen it on phones, but it does not work that well. the demo suggests apple‘s might not work well. wireless charging is interesting. been around for quite a while. apple taking that on. normally apple would take that on, creating a new standard, annoying everybody else, because they cannot get on board. they are using one called key, use quite widely. you can charge it at home. 0ne widely. you can charge it at home. one of the things that continues to annoy people is the price. the new phone is very expensive. starts at £1000. a lot of money. the most expensive iphone is 920. starting at
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1000 is a lot of money. if you look back at other apple products. they are expensive, does not seem to put people off. there may be a small drop—off, only the customer truly dedicated will buy them, but will not affect sales massively. thank you very much indeed. let‘s get more now on those 9 family members of a traveller family who‘ve been jailed for between six and fifteen years, for running a slavery ring in lincolnshire. the rooneys forced eighteen vulnerable men to work as labourers, resurfacing driveways, for little or no pay. their victims were beaten and kept in squalid conditions. bbc correspondent, linsey smith has spoken to the sister of one of the rooneys victims... my my mother lost a son, terrible
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because she knew he was vulnerable. i felt he had fallen into drug usage. maybe he had died, and had not been identified. not really a week when past when i did not think that in this it was in the late 80s when this woman‘s brother was picked up when this woman‘s brother was picked up off the streets by a member of the rooney family. like all of their 18 victims, he was offered paid work, food and place to live. what he got was a squalid caravan with no or water. he was controlled by a fear of violence. my brother has witnessed violence, certainly towards other slaves. certainly towards other slaves. certainly towards animals. my brother reports a animal nipped one of the children can and its throat was cut in front of the family. one of the worst
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stories he told me was about taking his own grave. that was one of the methods they use, to sheer fear. his own grave. that was one of the methods they use, to sheer featm was the fear that kept them laying tarmac, or block paving for the family business, lincolnshire driveways. they receive little or no pgy- driveways. they receive little or no pay. patrick rooney is seen in the centre. as he looks to his prison sentence, it has a definite end. for the victims, there may be no escape from the memories of their ordeal. he is psychologically damaged, no doubt about that. will he ever get over it? i don't believe he will. to hold somebody that long, under that condition, and make them believe thatis condition, and make them believe that is normal, quite something to run doofus is certainly has been mention there is stockholm syndrome, where prisoners become empathetic with their captors. after his
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initial rescue, this victim was taken to a salvation army say faust like this one. he is still being supportive, but he is making mental and emotional progress. he does have and emotional progress. he does have a certain enjoyment of his life. he‘s included in lots of family functions. he has been hooked up with some old friends. he's enjoying his freedom. what are your hopes for the future? we were getting into some sort of voluntary work, with a view to becoming a paid job. there will always be a sense of guilt, could we have done more. i don‘t know. i don‘t understand how anybody can treat another human being like. they did not need to do this. she will greig. disregard for human life. —— it was pure greed. let‘s talk to aneeta prem, the founder of the freedom charity which aims to prevent among other things forced marriage, fgm and modern day slavery... good evening. how typical, how
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unusual is a case like the one we have seen in lincolnshire? very unusual we have such a conviction. 79 years in total the men will go to prison, and the wife of the rooney family. unfortunately, something going on up and down the country. it is an incredibly hidden crime. how do we know it is going on? is an incredibly hidden crime. how do we know it is going 0mm is an incredibly hidden crime. how do we know it is going on? if we look at this kind of case it cannot be in isolation, where people are held against their will. although they are not being shackled, four held in chains, psychologically fundamentally they‘re picking on the most vulnerable people in society, holding them against their will. there is no other way forward. that element of the case is very troubling. people are puzzled by the fa ct troubling. people are puzzled by the fact that because people are physically not held, why they don‘t make an escape. explain what is
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typically going on in the case like this. in a case like this, you have people very vulnerable. homeless. they have mental health issues. they are promised life, work. somewhere to live. a chance of a decent future. 0nce to live. a chance of a decent future. once they are there, they‘re com pletely future. once they are there, they‘re completely trapped. 0ften future. once they are there, they‘re completely trapped. often in the middle of nowhere. fearful. the general treatment is so abhorrent, who becomes a way of life. i can‘t imagine how scary that may be. this cannot be a case in isolation. if these cases are hidden, what can the authorities realistically do. one of the things we need to look at, the people held for so many years, 18 people, they have just disappeared
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off health registers, disappeared, the last one is looking for then almost a generation. people need to do more to say, if someone goes missing we really try hard to find out where they are. what of ordinary members of the public? any tell—tale signs they can look out for? that may indicate something like this is going on? really difficult. one thing i‘ve said in the past, we need to be vigilant, can happen in the snowy streets, ordinary towns and ordinary houses. people held as modern—day slaves, not only in this case, but in many different environments, that we come across all the time, they are fearful to say anything. worried about the repercussions. they are told if they say they think of extreme violence will happen. 0r say they think of extreme violence will happen. or they will be killed. people are nervous. if you suspect something is wrong. you have to go to the authorities and reported. update in barcelona. as reported by
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reuters, catalan police are saying the bomb scare is a false alarm. in the bomb scare is a false alarm. in the last 45 minutes or so we have been reporting an area cordoned off near to the famous church, a van was being examined. 0ne near to the famous church, a van was being examined. one person led away in handcuffs. a detailed search of the area has taken place, the police are able to save the bomb scare was are able to save the bomb scare was a false alarm. those of the scenes live in barcelona. more now on the pound in your pocket, after the announcement that the pay cap will be lifted. new figures show the cost of living rising by more than expected last month. inflation rose to two—point—nine per cent in august. unions want inflation—busting pay rises, arguing that anything less will mean their workers end up worse off. here‘s our business editor simonjack.
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public we will protect the lowest paid. the freeze turned to 1% cap in 2012. not enough to keep pace with the private sector or the cost of living. 0ver the last seven years pay across the board has fluctuated. in recent months it has started to edge up. the pay rises have been eaten up by the rises in the cost of living. inflation touching a five—year high today. throughout the period as the government tried to bring down an expense, public sector pay was first frozen, then at 1% since 2013. the length and severity of the pay squeeze was painful for workers, length and severity of the pay squeeze was painfulfor workers, now it seems unignorable for politicians. the government‘s biggest single cost is public sector pgy- biggest single cost is public sector pay. any wider loosening of the cap
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will get expensive. the pay cap change today is relatively small in a relatively small difference for relatively small group of public sector workers. if you were to give significant increases to teachers, nurses and doctors, that will cost billions. if he wants to spend billions, he will have to decide whether he wants to borrow more, and all the rest of us will pay with more tax. only bigger pay hikes for more tax. only bigger pay hikes for more workers will do for union leaders. people have waited seven long years. they have had real pay cuts to the tuning of thousands of pounds firefighters, midwives, nurses, across public services. they wa nt to nurses, across public services. they want to make up the ground they have lost. however lifting the public pay cap was not be pressure from the public finances. right police clashed with youths in central paris over the french
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president‘s plans to reform employment. three men, including two serving soldiers, have appeared before magistrates charged with terror offences. they‘re accused of being members of the banned neo—nazi group, national action and will appear at the old bailey later this month. the public relations agency, bell pottinger, has gone into administration. the company‘s been unable to find a buyer since it was accused of stirring up racial hatred in south africa during an advertising campaign. in a statement, the administrators bdo have said: the head of nhs england is warning hospitals to brace themselves
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for the spread of flu this winter. he says the virus could put much more pressure than usual on gps and hospitals than usual. it follows a particularly tough winter in both australia and new zealand where many hospitals struggled to cope. people are being warned to be on the lookout for portugese man—o—war after large numbers were spotted off the cornish and welsh coasts. the creatures — which are often mistaken for jellyfish — have tentacles that are about 30 feet long. it‘s believed a swimmer was stung yesterday in gwithian, and today perranporth beach in north cornwall was temporary closed as a precaution after lots of the animals washed up on the shore. the marine conservation society is urging the public not to touch the man—o—war, as they can deliver a powerful and ‘potentially lethal‘ sting. 0ur correspondent david george sent us this update — from perranporth beach in cornwall. those that were keen enough to try
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and go in the water early this morning were asked by lifeguards not to, while they took advice on what to, while they took advice on what to do about these creatures. the portuguese man—of—war is a colony of creatures, it has the sacked on the top, a flotation sack. the long purple tentacles kramaric can give a very nasty sting. they have been known to be fatal. marine biologists have told us it is usually in cases of very small children, u nfortu nately, of very small children, unfortunately, or if somebody has an underlying health conditions when the steam is proved to be fatal. i spoke to a couple of lifeguards today, who have been stung by then while working in australia. they said it was like receiving an electric shock. 0ne lady i spoke to, it on her run. very unpleasant. i must emphasise the beaches reopen.
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there was a decision taken by local lifeguard in the short term while he figured out what has gone on. he had never seen figured out what has gone on. he had never seen these creatures before. the advice from the lifeguards and marine biologists is go in the do not pick them up, even lying on the beach. they can still sting than they appear to be dead. i should tell you, the cornwall wildlife trust marine biologist, matt slater, told me, they normally get half a dozen a year in the whole summer, sightings of the portuguese man—of—war. in the last two days they have received 145 sightings. that means there must be thousands out there. because these creatures are blown around, they have no way of swimming themselves, they are blown by the wind on the flotation sack, the consistent westerly winds have blown them from where they usually inhabit, tropical waters,
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all the way up through the atlantic, ending up on the cornish coast. with the possibility of giving people a nasty sting. mining was once the engine of the cornish economy — and it could be again. it‘s all down to lithium — a key ingredient in the batteries that power our smartphones, tablets — and electric cars. it‘s thought cornwall could be sitting on a multi—billion pound lithium bonanza. at the moment, most lithium comes from latin america, but mining companies are now starting to explore in cornwall. from near camelford, claire marshall reports. cornwall‘s ancient mining industry‘s been dormant for decades. but it could soon be sparked back into life by a very quiet revolution — electric and hybrid cars. most run on lithium batteries. the government is banning new petrol cars by 2040, so lithium is essential to the industry‘s future. this kind of car could be powered by cornish resources.
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with the electric cars, really, in exponential growth mode, the uk government supporting it, we are going to see significantly higher levels of demand. we think we‘re part of that equation. and here‘s one place they‘re going to explore. south crofty tin mine near camborne. it‘s hundreds of years old but closed in 1998. a canadian company is now working to open it back up. and where tin can be found, so can lithium. by mapping those fault zones, we can determine where the structures are, where we‘re most likely to find lithium. during the golden age of mining, some 400 were operating in cornwall. now there are none. they closed for economic reasons. the workers may have gone, but the metals
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and minerals are still there. this mineshaft was sunk 120 years ago. to think back then, if miners found lithium springs they were dangerous, something to be avoided because they were so hot. but now, it could be a key part of a green technological future. at the moment, lithium is mainly sourced from south america and australia. in an unstable world, lithium for cornwall could be strategically important. we rely a lot on raw materials. we have to get them from somewhere. we don‘t always have to import those from far flung parts of the world. we have them here. this is a deprived area. many locals say they would welcome the return of the mines. i think it would be fantastic. more jobs for the area as well. it's what the region needs, definitely. they know there are minerals underthere. itjust needs someone with the courage to invest. exploration will start within the next few months. and you can hear more on that story
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in costing the earth on bbc radio four tomorrow at 9pm or on iplayer radio. next — a battle considered by some to be one of the greatest last stands in military history. in the battle of saragarhi, twenty one sikhs died defending an army post in what‘s now pakistan. and they were led by a former rutland schoolboy — lieutenant colneljohn haughton. well, on the battle‘s 120th anniversary, a new film has been released detailing what happened on that day — when the british indian regiment the 36th sikhs saw action — for the very first time. amy harris reports. 120 years after one of history‘s creators la stands, the stories being told through film. this is the
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result of seven years of research, created to ensure that the sacrifices of seek soldiers in saragarhi are never forgotten. sacrifices of seek soldiers in saragarhi are never forgottenm sacrifices of seek soldiers in saragarhi are never forgotten. it is immensely important in history. 21 seek soldiers defending in outposts, which they did not have too, against 10,000 enemy tribesman. rather than wilting, they stood firm, maintaining their reputation as brave and courageous sikhs. the soldiers were amongst the 36 seater regiment of the british indian army. sent to defend the colonial outpost during tribal tensions on the north—west frontier. he regiment was led by lieutenant coloneljohn horton, who went to a thing in schools. staff believed it helped to shape him. i'm sure the dna of military intuition was already in john. but i think his spiritual and moral compass was set there. here in
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the chapel at his former school lieutenant coloneljohn horton is permanently remembered. more than one century after he and his comrades made the ultimate sacrifice, a new generation of sikhs wa nt sacrifice, a new generation of sikhs want more recognition of the battle of saragarhi. at this centre in leicester i need a doctor from the saragarhi foundation. dedicated to keeping the battle‘s memory alive. the act of heroic deeds and bravery are always a constant in our history. we feel that this monumental battle should never be forgotten. the film was premiered to date at an annual commemorative service. relatively few seek soldiers in the british armed forces. it is hoped through celebrating the bravery of their a ncestors, celebrating the bravery of their ancestors, more willjoin. a pilot in the us has had a lucky escape after his plane clipped a tree and crashed into a car park. it happened in connecticut.
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the 79—year—old pilot was taken to hospital with only minor injuries. local media reports suggest his aircraft suffered a fuel leak which caused it to lose power. all was well at the end of the day. to the man with the wind and the rain, philip avery. somebody has been paying attention. good evening. julian has almost stolen my thunder. the first named a storm of the season already making itself felt. these are the gusts of wind we have seen these are the gusts of wind we have seen within the past couple of others. primarily across south—western parts of the british isles. the cloud does not really give you the sense of the shape of this particular system. the met office has sufficient concerns about the potency, they have issued an amber warning for the strength of
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the winds. in the northern flank, you will see a lot of rain, couple of inches. anywhere from the borders southwards, trusts chilly chances of gusts of wind. 0vernight, they could be 75 miles an hour winds. much of that happening now and overnight. you could step out tomorrow morning and see the consequences of all of that, if it happens to come to pass. that could bring down trees and some power lines. from the southern half of scotla nd power lines. from the southern half of scotland and south. the day sta rts of scotland and south. the day starts with fewer showers in the south and east, then further west. plenty to be had across scotland.
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for the early risers then maybe some bother towards eastern shore of scotla nd bother towards eastern shore of scotland and northern england. taking its journey towards scandinavia, leaving behind a day of blustery showers, especially so across northern parts of the british isles, into wales and the south—west. some might get away with a dry day in the south—east and east anglia. we‘re right in the middle of this battle with the north—westerly winds. into friday. we will see some rain in the eastern shores. i have certainly changed the day. you get the sense that it is pretty much the same on friday. a mixture of
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sunshine and showers. hello, i‘m karin giannone, this is 0utside source. after the storm, the clear—up. early images from the florida keys show the power of hurricane irma where a quarter of all homes were destroyed. coastal communities are also in ruins in the turks and caicos, but people there are determined to rebuild as soon as they can. everyone here is telling us the same thing. tourism is the lifeblood of these communities and, without it, these communities and, without it, the suffering will continue. the un voted unanimously for tougher sanctions on north korea following its latest nuclear test. donald trump‘s reaction? those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen. and the new iphone will recognises your face and possibly the look
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