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a that throughout. in the uk a different story by contrast. into the seeing now of morning mists. this was the scene in bingley this morning. to go with the mist was a notable autumn chill across most parts of the uk. three degrees this morning. a big change on the way as milderair morning. a big change on the way as milder air pushes in, and most will start tomorrow with double figure temperatures. out there today, the satellite reveals a clear satellite temperatures. out there today, the satellite reveals a clear day for many. good sunny spells. probably the sunniest, driest day of the week. one or two isolated showers but most stay fine. cloud increasing into the west and in northern ireland, particularly fermanagh, we could see rain before the afternoon is out. afternoon temperatures, not farfrom is out. afternoon temperatures, not far from recent days is out. afternoon temperatures, not farfrom recent days but is out. afternoon temperatures, not far from recent days but given is out. afternoon temperatures, not farfrom recent days but given more sunshine, it certainly feels more pleasa nt sunshine, it certainly feels more pleasant out there. tonight, temperatures taking a dip a few east and fog patches. a few splashes of rain in areas. the wettest weather into northern ireland and western parts of scotland. temperatures will be on the up later. some starting the day with temperatures in the
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teens. the reason is this area of low pressure between us and iceland and a trailing weather front. helping to drag in airfrom the mid—atlantic. helping to drag in airfrom the mid—atla ntic. there will helping to drag in airfrom the mid—atlantic. there will be a chunk of milderaircoming mid—atlantic. there will be a chunk of milder air coming through the uk tomorrow. whether you have sunshine oi’ tomorrow. whether you have sunshine or include, it'll be a different feeling kind of day. northern ireland, rain on and off throughout and feeling cooler because of the breeze here, same too in western scotland. heaviests bursts on the hills. good parts of eastern scotla nd hills. good parts of eastern scotland and england after the odd splash of earlier rain will stay dry. most of england and eastern wales will have a dry day, varying amounts of sunshine and feeling pleasant. temperatures into the low 20s or one or two, generally mid—s to high teens, rain band spreading into west wales, devon and cornwall. through the night that will push into parts of the midlands. from thursday night into friday, extensive hill fog. things turning clearer. and a zen from south—west england, wales, northern england to eastern scotland where we have outbreaks of rain coming and going,
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heaviest on the hills, a guiding line between mild air towards the south—east corner and fresher weather pushing into the west. the fresher weather will be with all of us fresher weather will be with all of us by the time we head to friday. not as fresh as we started the week but a cooler start to friday and a ridge of high pressure a few mist and fog patches around. dry and sunny weather around. weather fronts pushing to the south—west later. northern ireland, scotland answer ba nters of england northern ireland, scotland answer banters of england and wales will see cloudy conditions with outbreaks of rain. temperatures mid—to high teen and same with the same condition temperature—wise into the weekend. more details on that and hurricane maria on the bbc weather website. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime: the caribbean is hit by another category 5 hurricane — the second in just two weeks. the island of dominica has been devastated. the british virgin islands are next in its path. it's terrible, we don't know what to do. that's all from the bbc news at
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one, so it's goodbye from me — you're watching bbc news. i'm olly foster at the bbc sports centre. the former manchester united and england defender rio ferdinand has been talking about his decision to embark on a boxing career. his move into the ring is being promoted by a leading bookmaker, betfair, who put out this glossy video. some have questioned whether it is a publicity stunt. he'll be trained by the former wbc super—middleweight champion richie woodhall and is likely to fight at cruiserweight. he's 38 and retired from football in 2015. he also lost his wife to cancer in the same year. did something for me to focus on. obviously the last couple of years i
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have been through quite a few things in my life and this is another way of being able to kind of channel that aggression, that anger sometimes, and just emotions come into something i can be really focused upon. it is something i am really into. i have the utmost respect for the boxing fraternity, i'm not coming in here saying i'm going to be world champion, coming here saying there are loads of hurdles to get over and i'm going to meet them on. when it was first put to me i was a bit sceptical but when they said it was rio it sort of changed my mind because i have always been a fan of rio ferdinand and admired him as a footballer but i have always admired his attitude and is healthy living. i know he is a family man and very disciplined and he has carried that disciplined and he has carried that discipline through into his personal life as well after football. the england lionesses‘ world cup campaign starts this evening with a qualifier against russia at tranmere‘s prenton park. the preparations have been overshadowed by continuing scrutiny
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of mark sampson's conduct. chelsea's eni aluko lodged a complaint against him that was first dealt with by the fa internally then an independent enquiry that cleared him of racism and bullying in march. fresh player statements may see the enquiry reopened but sampson is trying to focus on the game tonight. it is going to be a tough group. russia are the second seed so on paper that is the most difficult challenge and they will become here knowing that any positive result, a draw ora knowing that any positive result, a draw or a victory, put them in a great place in the group. we have got to guard against that, and we have looked at them in depth and we will have to be at our best on tuesday night to get the result we want. that match is live on bbc two later, coverage starts at 6.30pm. kick—off at 7pm. northern ireland's women are also in action later. they take on the republic of ireland. that's on the red button and the bbc sport website. the british pa ra—athlete bethany woodward says she'll be handing back one of her relay medals because a member of the team was giving them an "unfair advantage". the classification system in para—sport has been criticised
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for allowing less impaired athletes to compete against those with a greater disability. woodward won sprinting silver in london 2012 and also long jump silver at the 2014 commonwealth games. with reference to her relay medal she says, "i feel like we won a medal i don't believe was true. handing back this medal will mean all the medals i won are to do with me, my cerebral palsy and my strength". british cyclist elinor barker is back on the road for this afternoon's individual time trial at the world road championships in norway. she's an olympic gold medallist on the track but she's looking to match her accomplishments in the velodrome with victory in bergen. i have always fancied coming back to the time trial and i have thought about it but it has always clashed with the track programme so i have
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never been able to put any kind of energy into it or even the race. but this year the course suit me, it does not clash with anything else andi does not clash with anything else and ijust does not clash with anything else and i just felt like i does not clash with anything else and ijust felt like i had to give ita and ijust felt like i had to give it a go. and ijust felt like i had to give ita go. i and ijust felt like i had to give it a go. i have expect that —— absolutely no expectations at all! i have no idea where i would be happy placing at the moment. it will be interesting to find out but there are so many interesting to find out but there are so many girls i have not raced against on this kind of course especially in a time trial, ijust don't know. and that race is live on the red button and bbc sport website from 2.30pm. more on all of those stories on the bbc sport website. you can see this breaking story in the last couple of minutes regarding the british oxalate tea m minutes regarding the british oxalate team —— bobsleigh team. they say there is no money left, there has been an overspend and funding for the men's teams will continue but they are withdrawing funding
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from the women's teams which is a massive blow, and they may not be able to compete at the winter olympics. more details on that in the next hour but you can follow that on our website. i will be back with more in the next hour. myanmar‘s de facto leader, aung san suu kyi, has said her government does not fear "international scrutiny" of its handling of the growing rohingya crisis. it was her first address to the country about the violence in northern rakhine state that has seen more than 400,000 rohingya muslims cross into bangladesh. hours after her speech, the un human rights council in geneva called for full access to the region so it can investigate the situation "with its own eyes". watching her speech in the myanmar capital, naypyidaw, was our correspondentjonah fisher. in the three weeks since this crisis started, aung san suu kyi has said very little so there was considerable anticipation for this speech here. she does not like talking
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to the media, she does not like giving interviews so when she arrived here i gave it my best shot and tried to speak to her. have you become an apologist for ethnic cleansing? do you have something to say? what about the people who fled? the speech lasted about 30 minutes, it was in english, clearly tailored to an international audience. and there were a few moments in it that raised a few eyebrows, a few comments about the situation in rakhine state which were, how can we put it, not exactly in line with the reality on the ground. one moment that particularly struck me was when she said she did not know why hundreds of thousands of rohingya were fleeing into bangladesh and she wanted to speak to them and find out why they were going there. there are two ways of looking at that, one is that she is out of touch and surrounded by a group
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of people here in the capital naypyidaw who are not providing her with accurate information about what it actually happening and she is overly dependent on the burmese military‘s information. the other, and it is a tough thing to say, is that she is being wilfully blind to what she knows is taking place, what the rohingya in bangladesh are saying is that they are being driven out by a burmese army offensive but she is unwilling to say anything that might damage her relationship with the burmese military. as the defence minister arrived here today, i also tried to grab a word with him. translation: it is not because of the soldiers, the rohingya are lying on purpose. in fact our ethnic people are the ones facing ethnic cleansing. the other ethnics in the region, who are a minority, including those in rakhine, were murdered. what will it take
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to stop the abuses? why have so many people fled and why are your soldiers not stopping the burning of villages? this is their strategic plot, the rohingyas started attacking security forces and then they ran away in advance. they knew what they did and then got worried about it and ran away. it is worth repeating that myanmar has a hybrid political system. the burmese army is completely autonomous and does not operate under the instruction of aung san suu kyi's civilian government. even if she was to say to the military, stop your actions in rakhine state, it would not have to do so and indeed it probably would not. always when aung san suu kyi makes a comment that relate to the burmese military or its operations, she is acutely aware of the impact it might have on the fragile coexistence of the civilian government and the burmese military. if she talks about the burmese army
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committing atrocities or investigating them, that will go down very badly with the army and could threaten the stability of the government. jonah fisher reporting from myanmar. police investigating the fire in grenfell tower suspect some people may have fraudulently claimed that they lost family members or property in the disaster. as a consequence, they now believe that the final death toll could be lower than their estimate of around 80. 60 bodies have been officially identified by the coroner so far. the search for human remains continues. detectives say they may bring charges of manslaughter against individuals as well as organisations thought to have been responsible for the fire. detective chief superintendent fiona mccormack from the metropolitan police has been giving this update on the investigation. charges would be way too early at the moment but the offences
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we are investigating at the moment range, they are everything from corporate manslaughter, manslaughter via gross negligence, all the way through to fraud, misconduct in public office and obviously health and safety. there is nothing that is off the table as far as i am concerned. but i know for many people it will feel like three months is a long time. for us it is still so new and until we have really had an opportunity to look through that, i don't know if there are other offences out there i have not spoken about. so there could be individuals who are responsible for manslaughter as well as corporate? absolutely, yes. until we have had that opportunity, we will not know. and you are investigating the response of the emergency services as well as part of the criminal investigation? yes, one of the things that both ourselves and the public inquiry will be looking at is how the emergency services performed all the way through what we call
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the fire response which is up to 8pm on the 14th. it has been something that the families would really like us to look at and something they have asked us to do. i am not saying at all that anyone has done anything wrong in that time but it would be remiss of me not to look at what we have all done. one man who lost his uncle in the fire said he was reassured by how thorough the police investigation is expected to be. they seem to be sincere in what they are saying and they're saying that we are going to follow the evidence, it does not matter who it takes us to or what organisation. they have said that before and again today. i want to believe them. we wantjustice and i think that criminal investigation is hopefully going to do that for us.
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i want individuals charged, prosecuted and sent to prison, that is what i want. and finally, it is more than three months on now and you just had the latest update so do you think it is moving quickly enough and you feel like you have got enough from the services? as time goes on, you understand the scale of everything and i think it would be wrong to want things done quickly. we want things done properly. just because there is loads of people, they have a lot of manpower and resources, it does not mean things will move quickly. i would prefer they take their time so it is done properly. i don't want anything rushed, people getting away with anything because they were rushed into being questioned or investigated. it would be very naive of me to believe that this will be a quick thing, it is not, it is going to be a long time before we get anyjustice. karim mussilhy, the nephew of one of
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those who died. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first the headlines on bbc news. hurricane maria causes widespread damage to the island of dominica after it was upgraded to a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm. myanmar‘s leader, aung san suu kyi, has insisted her government is trying to end the crackdown on the rohingya muslims and says she does not fear international scrutiny. and a report has found that online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the uk than any other country in europe. american toy giant toysrus could file for bankruptcy according to various reports. -- it —— it has filed for bankruptcy. the company is struggling to recoup debts of around $400 million. the firm was once a dominant player in the toy market, but has struggled against larger rivals and online retailers. it wants to use the bankruptcy process to restructure and make the
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company viable over the long term but its european operations are not pa rt but its european operations are not part of the bankruptcy proceedings and no immediate impact is expected on uk stores. ryanair has published a full list of the 2,000 flights that will be cancelled over the next six weeks. the budget airline has admitted it "messed up" the planning of pilot holidays. 400,000 passengers are likely to be affected by the error. the operator faces a compensation bill of more than £17 million. details of all the cancelled flights are available on the ryanair website. the number of people on zero hours contract in their main job has fallen slightly according to the latest official figures. between april and june this year the office for national statistics said 883,000 people were on contract that could not guarantee work which is 2.2% lower than the figure in the same period last year but the proportion of the british work force on zero hours contracts remained broadly flat at 2.8%. it's the final day of london fashion week. the global showcase sees fashionistas from over 58 countries
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gather in the capital and orders of over £100 million each season. but the contribution of the uk fashion industry doesn't stop there. it generates £28 billion for britain's economy and supports nearly 900,000 jobs. joining us now is caroline rush, ceo, british fashion council thank you for coming in. fashion accou nts thank you for coming in. fashion accounts for 1.5% of our economy, more than legal services or even broadcasting. what is your biggest concern for the industry going forward ? concern for the industry going forward? we are nearing the end of this season's london fashion week which is a great opportunity to showcase businesses that are doing really well, they are here as a fantastic flag for british creativity and innovation. as you said, it was about seeing those audiences coming to london and we have had incredible representation from over 70 different countries. the feedback has been incredible.
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for the businesses that are taking pa rt for the businesses that are taking part in london fashion week, the opportunity to be up to export and build international businesses as well as domestically is incredibly important and events like this are a real focus for building those relationships and looking to see what business growth we will see in the next six to 12 months. it has been a successful week but looking forward , been a successful week but looking forward, what challenges is the fashion industry facing here? we have seen increased manufacturing in the uk and an increase in export but on the horizon is brexit and the impact that could have on workers you have in the uk in the fashion industry so what impact or concern is that giving you? like every business and industry, we are planning for what the challenges might be because we do not know what deal will be struck. the key m essa 9 es deal will be struck. the key m essa g es to deal will be struck. the key messages to government over the last 14 months since the referendum has been rapid access to talent, making sure all we have incredible opportunities for talent to be here
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at events like this but also to come and work in this country and build businesses here and study here. and of course to think about tariffs, frictionless borders, but also to look at the opportunities to build partnerships in other international territories. the fashion industry is a global industry. there is a great deal of opportunity but we feel incredibly close at an industry to oui’ incredibly close at an industry to our european neighbours and we want to make sure that that message around british fashion being open for business and wanting to continue those incredibly important close relationships is top of the agenda ofan relationships is top of the agenda of an event like this. thank you very much for your time. kpmg will not face further scrutiny over its audit of hbos in 2007. hbos had to be rescued in 2008 and kpmg was criticised for giving the bank a clean bill of health. but the financial reporting council has closed its investigation into the accountancy firm's conduct and will not take further action. in a local branch of ubs, and three nearby restaurants.
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the high—value euro notes are due to be taken out of circulation next year over concerns they facilitate illegal activities. let's have a look at the markets. the ocado share price, they get a trading update and investors feel the cost of new depots should reduce their profits forecast. you can see their profits forecast. you can see their price falling a bit. we have an important meeting coming up with the us federal reserve and whether they will raise interest rates or not. we saw the pound strengthening against the dollar over the weekend with thought the uk could raise interest rates quite soon and mark carney spoke yesterday saying sometime soon but maybe analysts are thinking it will not be before the end of the year so it fell back slightly. i will be back with more in an hour. it was was the longest continuous military campaign of the second world war.
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for six years, allied forces fought against german u—boats and warships in an effort to protect vital shipping lanes. the battle of the atlantic was masterminded in a bunker deep below the streets of liverpool. now, for the first time in six decades, parts of that command centre have been opened up. our reporter, andy gill, went to take a look. beneath an office block by liverpool town hall lies one of the most important locations of world war ii. western approaches was the allied command centre for the battle of the atlantic. britain had to get supply convoys past nazi u—boats. if it had lost, britain would have been starved and defeated. in 2013, the bbc filmed peggy wignall, who worked here during the war. i can still see the officers there with headphones on, giving the orders, and the girls rushing from place to place pushing this boat there and this boat there.
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it was wonderful to watch them. the bunker has been open to the public before, but now it's undergoing a major renovation. rooms closed off for decades have now been opened for the first time. it's screwed on. so, this is the second half that's on the plans as the cipher room. the light fittings are here. these are all the desks. the paint is the same green that we thought. i will have to check this on health and safety, but 1940—something it says on there. 1942. how important was the stuff that you found in there? it was empty of objects, but it was about the room, it was a really important coding room that was lost on the plans from the '90s, but we found it on the plans from the '40s,
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and we found a new set of rooms that played a really important role in the battle of the atlantic. they also found a suitcase with details of dorothyjones, a wren who worked here. these were individuals who had lives, social lives, they were going out partying in liverpool, while the bombs were dropping, but what relationships and friendships did they have? that helps us tell the social story of what was going on. behind another door, a bunk room for members of the women's royal naval service. we have newspapers. what's the date? it is all rubbed off. may the 31st, 1943. the daily telegraph. they have even found some of the original blueprints from when the bunker was built. some of them have it down as a restaurant, an attempt to disguise its true purpose. it will be some time before the rediscovered rooms
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will be open to the public, but they are hoping the main sections will reopen next month. let's get the latest weather now. we start with the caribbean, a phenomenal storm and a devastating storm and in the last 24 hours hurricane maria has undergone incredible strengthening. it went from category one with 80 mph winds and the space of one day it was category five pushing across dominica. it is now set to push across the us virgin islands and puerto rico and potentially still category four or five as it moves across warm waters and potentially a lot of flooding in puerto rico and we could still see damaging winds in the british virgin islands. we will keep you updated. in our weather,
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the only concern at the moment has been fog. a bit apache autumn fog which has cleared but the satellite revealed it is one of the better autumn days —— a bit of patchy fog. some cloud in the west of ireland and by the end of the afternoon that might bring some rain. for most, sunny spells and feeling warmer than recently with lighter winds. more sunshine and highs of 50—18. —— 15-18. sunshine and highs of 50—18. —— 15—18. when the sun has gone this evening, the computers will dip, some mist and fog and in the south—west, temperatures will lift later on. hovering in the teens but some increased chance of rain in northern ireland and western scotland. some cloud and rain in england and scotland as well but the story into wednesday is this weather front in the west which is bringing up front in the west which is bringing up airfrom the front in the west which is bringing up air from the atlantic, milder air so up air from the atlantic, milder air so if you are in sunshine or cloud,
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a different feeling. the wind might temper it in northern ireland and western scotland with some rain, heavyin western scotland with some rain, heavy in the hills. any patchy drizzle in the morning clears, rain increasing in other parts of scotla nd increasing in other parts of scotland in the afternoon and eventually turning wetter in west wales and devon and caldwell. but for much of eastern scotland and england, staying dry —— devon and cornwall. temperatures in the high teens and low 20s. wednesday night into thursday morning, the rain moves further eastwards and sits on parts of eastern scotland and northern and western england and wales, some pulses throughout the day and that will separate the dry and bright and milder weather in the south—east with temperatures up to 21 two something fresher, but brighter again in the west and that will move eastwards through thursday night. goodbye. this is bbc news, the headlines at 2pm. the caribbean is hit by another
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category five hurricane — causing widespread devastation on the island of dominica. the international space station has passed over hurricane maria — showing the vast scale of the storm with wind speeds of 160 miles per hour. the british virgin islands — still reeling after hurricane irma a fortnight ago — are next in maria's path and could be hit again late tonight. with winds predicted to once again top 100 mph, every piece of this wood and plastic and these metal roofing sheets become potentially deadly airborne missiles. police say the death toll in the grenfell
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