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this is bbc news. the headlines: countdown to florence, theresa may breifs the cabinet on what is going to be in her brexit speech tomorrow. rescuers desperately searching for survivors at a school in mexico city which collapsed in the earthquake trapping children and staff. we're building kits with first aid, things like alcohol and band—aids, that kind of stuff, so they can bring these things to the people that need it. these are the latest pictures as a rescue involving members of the army and hundreds of volunteers continues. please make a sixth arrest in the investigation into the london underground bombing. also in the next hour, change your holidays, ryanair‘s message to its own pilots. michael o'leary says more fights may have to be cancelled as he admits there's been a significant management failure. the fridges that could burn. the consumer group which? is advising people to stop buying
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fridges and freezers without fully fireproof backs. good afternoon. cabinet ministers have spent the morning locked in discussions over brexit, the head of a speech by theresa may in italy tomorrow, she is prepared to make what is considered a generous and open offer to the rest of the eu, according to one colleague. it is an attempt to break the deadlock over brexit with brussels, and downing street says it is working to get the best dealfor britain, street says it is working to get the best deal for britain, despite speculation over disagreements between ministers. open and generous — as the prime minister arrived
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in downing street to share the contents of her speech with the cabinet, one minister told the bbc that was exactly the kind of offer theresa may was prepared to make to the eu. it sounded like a strong hint she was willing to cough up cash in future to move the brexit process forward. but do all her colleagues agree? is the prime minister going to make an open and generous offer to the eu? good morning. morning. morning, morning. they were remaining tight—lipped. it is perhaps easy to understand why. this picture from the un suggested borisjohnson was doing some back—seat driving, pointing out the direction of policy. his already set out his stall, ruling out long—term financial commitments to the eu. his cabinet colleagues didn't exactly give him a ringing endorsement. borisjohnson might have felt a little shutout from the brexit process but after his intervention, he certainly cannot be ignored now. nonetheless i think it's important not to overstate the divisions around the cabinet table,
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at least in the short term. there seems to be agreement there should be a transition period after we formally leave the european union in 2019, and that we should continue to make contributions to the eu budget during that time. it's also been suggested to keep what are usually our eastern european allies on side, the prime minister could reassure them they won't have to fork out extra cash to cover any funding gap when we leave. some close observers of negotiations in brussels say the eu want to hear a specific offer of cash. any number is a good starting point. we are spending too much time on an issue we shouldn't be spending time on so we need to get on with it and that's important to make progress with other stuff. here, some of the most ardent leave campaigners say the the minister can make an open and generous offer, but on citizens rights rather than hard cash. the prime minister said actually we haven't reached agreement but actually we will say today eu citizens can stay here whatever,
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then that would be an open and generous offer which i can support but giving billions of pounds to the eu after we come out, what will the british public say to that? the chancellor and foreign secretary don't always see eye to eye, both will be flanking the prime minister in florence tomorrow and she will be hoping this show of unity can be maintained. chris mason is in westminster. you we re chris mason is in westminster. you were on your knees for a long time, a very long meeting? yes, it was, i was in the street when the meeting was in the street when the meeting was going on inside and we don't know what was discussed but the length of it points to the amount of detail that cabinet ministers wanted to delve into. we understand the prime minister went round the table one by one, allowing them to make their views known on the latest d raft their views known on the latest draft of this text which has been circulating within whitehall and has
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been seen by some cabinet ministers over the last week. when you look through the history books as i have been doing, you get a sense of how long the cabinet meeting was at two and a half hours, we found one of two hours and 45 minutes when the uk crashed out of the exchange rate mechanism in 1992. you will notice the pattern, another discussion over oui’ the pattern, another discussion over our relationship with europe. the prime minister will flash this all out tomorrow, and we understand she will talk about a transition period —— flesh. all of the disagreements around the cabinet table and that are real, it now seems to be an a cce pta nce are real, it now seems to be an acceptance on all sides that there has to be some sort of transition period before we are into the long—term relationship whatever that might be with the eu. this wasn't
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how it was meant to be. the prime minister is going to italy and she has got to show her hand tomorrow. yes, she is, because there is an awareness that she needs to say something to try and unblock what is stopping the talks from progressing further in europe. all of this boils down, if you put a one—sided kind of histrionics and theatricality of the last week with boris johnson and the article in the daily telegraph, this boils down to the row between the uk and brussels about the sequencing and brussels about the sequencing and timing. brussels saying there has to be progress on three issues on the table, citizens rights, the irish border and the financial settlement, the divorce bill, before there can be a conversation about there can be a conversation about the future arrangement. the uk had been hoping to have those talks in parallel but europe is digging its heels in and so brussels will be
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keenly looking out for any suggestion the prime minister is making warm lies is about the amount of money that uk is willing to hand over “— of money that uk is willing to hand over —— warm noises. as of money that uk is willing to hand over —— warm noises. as part of some transition arrangement. the language from the cabinet, they were talking about an open and generous offer, and there is an attempt they will reassure countries they won't lose out. but for the uk that could come with a bill which could be a hard sell. it sounds clear as mud at the moment! we can go to brussels. that sense of frustration is shared by michel barnier himself. yes, it is. we will try and find some clarity for you for the he has been speaking in the last few minutes in italy, to the senate there, and he has said he will be watching the speech very closely because he says he needs to
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know, he needs clarity on precisely thoseissues know, he needs clarity on precisely those issues you were hearing about, the initial issues to do with the separation, money, citizens rights and the orders in ireland —— borders. he has been making very clear there will be no discussion about a transition or a future arrangement future partnership, u nless arrangement future partnership, unless those issues are dealt with, and he has said very clearly that there isn't enough clarity, the proposals on the table from the uk side are not satisfactory in the view of the eu and they need to be addressed, so he will be looking for signals on that. what do you sense about the willingness to compromise, has that gone completely because they feel they have the upper hand? i think it is a different issue, i wouldn't say it is viewed in those terms in brussels, it is viewed simply, michel barnier says this, as
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an issue of an orderly withdrawal, of making everything clear and watertight, legal and workable, and that means, he has always said, having absolute clarity for the millions of people who will be affected by brexit, clarity for the companies and businesses and universities and researchers who all benefit from funding arrangements, that have been put in place. and also clarity for anyone, nations and people and borders, crossing borders, how that will work. for the eu isa borders, how that will work. for the eu is a question of legal order and thatis eu is a question of legal order and that is a very important thing for them because they need all of that in place before they can move forward. thanks forjoining us. we can now speak to the liberal democrat spokesperson for brexit tom brake. i was reading a letter you
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have written to theresa may, one of your requests is to clamp down on dissent within the cabinet, have we seen that today? i hope so. we are 15 months into the post—referendum period and 12 months away from having to have settled a deal and having to have settled a deal and having seen cabinet ministers scrapping about their view on what brexit should look like, that is catastrophic for the uk team who are trying to negotiate with the eu which has had a clear position on these negotiations from the outset. cabinet unity, i hope, has finally broken out. you point the finger at borisjohnson. broken out. you point the finger at boris johnson. his 4000 words article was very clearly both an attempt to destabilise brexit talks which are already pretty destabilised and also to pitch for the leadership of the conservative
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party when theresa may is no longer there. the problem is, he is doing enormous damage to the uk in these complex negotiations, the most complex negotiations, the most complex the country has ever attempted to undertake. ifi speak to you tomorrow after the florence speech, what will it have taken for you to say that actually theresa may has got it right? first of all, we wa nt to has got it right? first of all, we want to see a commitment to staying in the single market and the customs union. we have come from our conference and every single business sector has said the consequences for them of not securing continued membership of the single market and customs union is unthinkable, so that has got to be a priority. she has also got to make sure that at the end of this process that uk citizens have a right to vote on it, because we did not know on the 23rd ofjune because we did not know on the 23rd of june last year what because we did not know on the 23rd ofjune last year what brexit would look like and we need i think to ratify any deal the government have
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reached which might include a settlement, not just the reached which might include a settlement, notjust the 20 berlin pounds spoken about, but more than that, i think that needs to be ratified by the people —— £20 billion. tom brake, thanks for joining us. stay with us, at 230 chris morris will be here to explain the difference between a canadian and a swiss model and what is a transition deal, and those other brexit terms which you have been wondering about and so have i. i have questions for chris morris and if you have any, let us know and we can put them to him. rescuers in mexico city are trying to reach a number of people they believe are still alive under the rubble of a school which collapsed during tuesday's earthquake. a senior official has told the bbc a 13—year—old girl is sheltering under a table in the debris — and that crews have managed to pass food and water to her. the government has appealed to other countries to provide specialist teams and equipment to help search for survivors. rajini vaidya nathan
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reports from mexico city. after the horror of the earthquake, there is hope. these young children were pulled alive from the rubble of a primary school in the south of mexico city. rescuers searched overnight for others who may still be trapped. at least 20 children were killed here. it was on tuesday lunchtime that the powerful earthquake struck mexico. as buildings collapsed, people ran for cover. across mexico city, the search for survivors is continuing. as you can see, people are going in to try and help with the efforts. this six—storey office block, which you see in the distance, is the focus of their work. antonio and dolores‘ son, juan, worked on the fourth floor as an accountant. he called his parents every day. they last spoke hours before the quake hit.
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for the past day they have watched as rescuers picked through the rubble but there's still no sign ofjuan. translation: we still believe he will make it out alive. i would dig him out myself if i could, antonio tells me. relief workers have beenjoined by hundreds of volunteers. many have turned up with their own tools to do their bit. we're building kits with first aid things like alcohol and band aids, and these things, and that kind of stuff, so they can bring these things to the people that need it. it's a good atmosphere, people want to help. all the mexican people here, all american people, english people, british people, a lot of people want to help and i think that it's good that a lot of people are here to help. at times the crowd was asked to be silent so rescuers could call out to any survivors still stuck in the debris. more than 20 people have already been rescued from this building,
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but as time passes the chance of people being reunited with their loved ones is becoming ever slimmer. 0ur correspondent rajini vaidyanathan is in mexico city. there is still a chance there are people still alive under the rubble? yes, looking at where i am, i'm at the apartment building i referenced in the report and the office building, as well. there are members of the mexican military who arrived in their dozens this morning to continue the relief effort, they have been working overnight under floodlight, and we got positive news from here because we were told that four people were pulled alive from the rubble since we were last here yesterday. some stories of hope and the efforts are continuing at that primary school across the city where
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rescu e rs primary school across the city where rescuers believe that a 13—year—old girl is still trapped alive, taking shelter under a table. we also had grim news from the primary school, relief workers pulled out the body ofa relief workers pulled out the body of a 58—year—old teacher, woman, they haven't named her, but it shows you that while the relief effort continues, there are some positive stories and some negative ones as well. appeal for international help, what do they want exactly? the mexican government says that it needs support in terms of specialist lifting equipment specifically, and ifi lifting equipment specifically, and if i show you the scene behind me, you concede the apartment building is basically a massive amount of concrete and twisted metal —— you can see. there's a huge crane as well, and they have been trying to remove bits of the debris which is
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huge and heavy, and the government needs more specialist lifting equipment to actually try and do that, but one of the concerns is that, but one of the concerns is that many of the buildings where people remain trapped could actually colla pse people remain trapped could actually collapse even further. that is one of the concerns is ongoing at the primary school right now, mexican media said the search had been suspended at the school because of the risk of collapse. they may have now continued that search but it might be scaled down. that is the issue here as well, and yesterday as hundreds of volunteers arrived to help, i saw many volunteers going into the site with huge planks of wood and i was told they were going in with that wood to help reinforce the building structure, to try and prevent the building structure, to try and p reve nt a ny the building structure, to try and prevent any further collapse. thanks for joining prevent any further collapse. thanks forjoining us. with me is doctorjoanna faure walker, senior lecturer
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at the institute for risk and disaster reduction at university college london. a lot of people are saying how come buildings like schools are still so vulnerable. it should be troubled the list in terms of reducing risk? -- it the list in terms of reducing risk? —— it should be top of the list. yes, schools, hospitals, they should have the most strict coding codes, and there will be questions as to why it was not built to a standard so that it did not fall down —— strict building codes. why do you think that is? when you get earthquakes shaking in mexico city, is amplified, 50% more than if it was on solid rock. mexico city is prone to this shaking which means that any buildings you build need to be even better than they would be on solid rock. mexico has been through
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this before, 1985, of course, when thousands of people lost their lives, and yet an earthquake can still do this. what do they need to do to be able to survive earthquakes? much of it is about the building codes, following the earthquake in 1985 they brought in building codes in mexico city and these were improved in 1993 and 2004 but this has been the first test of them. what people need to do is go into the city and look at whether this is buildings that have been built since then, and if there are any that have been built since the codes were reinforced, why did they fall down? if it is the buildings that were built before them, the question is, how do we retrofit buildings? there are engineering solutions. many of the buildings are brick in mexico and you want to reinforce these, you can use
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reinforced concrete, you can add reinforcement walls and structures and frames to lower levels, there are things you can do to buildings already there, but also the important thing, any new buildings are built really well. if you are on are built really well. if you are on a lake bed like mexico city, they have two piledriver into, well i don't now how deep? it is very difficult, there are solutions you can use in cities which are not on la ke can use in cities which are not on lake beds, like japan and california, they have dampeners on the base of buildings so when you have shaking the building won't move the same way as the ground and that will be a success, but you can't use that in mexico. you have got to go to other solutions, like building regular buildings, very simple shapes, not differences between the layers can you do want to be building on slopes, you want to keep them simple, so either the whole building moves at one and you tie the different parts together or you
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allow it to wobble together so it doesn't get these cracking between floors. thanks forjoining us. the headlines on bbc news: the cabinet meets ahead of the prime minister's speech on brexit in italy tomorrow — she's expected to say there will be a transition period of up to two years. emergency workers in mexico city are frantically trying to reach several children believed to be still alive under the rubble of a school which collapsed in tuesday's earthquake. the chief executive of ryanair, michael 0'leary, admits that there's been a "significant management failure", as the firm struggles to cope with thousands of flight cancellations. damian collins calls for an independent review after the sacking of the england women's head coach mark sampson. in 2015 the fa decided he was not a safeguarding threat, but he was dismissed yesterday for what they called inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour in a previous role. rain is falling at trent
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bridge with only minimal place so far as england look to take a 2—0 lead in their one—day series with the west indies. brian cookson has lost the election for the uci presidency in a landslide to a frenchman. i will be back with more on those stories at 230. a sixth arrest has been made by police investigating last week's attack on a london underground train. a 17—year—old boy was detained in thornton heath, in south london, just after midnight. the five other people in custody are all men, aged between 18 and 48. 30 people were injured when a homemade bomb partially exploded at parsons green. 0ur correspondent keith doyle is in thornton heath where police are continuing to search a property. the search has been going on in the property behind me all day, we know around midnight last night police smashed and the door and arrested a
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17—year—old male, neighbours said they saw police in playing close in what they described as riot gear and there were also police dogs —— plainclothes. the 17—year—old has been taken to a south london police station where he is being questioned. throughout the morning and early afternoon, the police have carried out a search of the property behind me, taking out bags that contain clothing, going through bins, we have seen them in the back garden which is very overgrown, they we re garden which is very overgrown, they were cutting back the greenery, possibly to get access to outbuildings. the search by the forensic team and the anti—terrorist squad has been going on throughout the day. it is hard to say how much progress they need to make and there was a tent they erected in front of a house which has now been taken down, but the police say they are continuing their search is inside. keith, thanks for joining
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continuing their search is inside. keith, thanks forjoining us. the ryanair chief executive, michael 0'leary, has admitted a "significant management failure" has forced it to cancel up to 50 flights a day for the next six weeks. he also said he won't rule out more flight cancellations. a group of ryanair pilots has rejected an offer of cash bonuses of up to £12,000 to work extra shifts and help reduce cancellations. michael 0la leary has warned pilots not to misbehave. —— michael 0'leary. our business correspondent theo leggett reports. even the boss of ryanair now calls it a significant management failure. it is certainly more than a little turbulence. the budget airline has had to cancel about 50 flights a day until the end of october because it doesn't have enough pilots available to fly them. at today's annual general meeting in dublin, chief executive michael 0'leary had some explaining to do. do you feel under pressure? no, we are having a very good year. the company says it is planning
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to force some pilots to divert part of their annual leave until next year and says it doesn't need the consent but there are signs pilots themselves are taking advantage of the situation. ryanair has offered its pilot a cash bonus of up to £12,000 if they agree to work extra days, but in a letter seen by the bbc, pilots representatives from bases across the europe say they reject that proposal. they say it's simply inadequate and is meeting with great resistance from the members. they say what they really want is ryanair to come up with new contracts for them with different working conditions. they say that might be enough to stop pilots from looking for greener pastures or in other words moving to different airlines. ryanair‘s business model relies on keeping its costs down. analysts say it can ill afford major concessions to its workforce. ryanair pilots are regarded as well—paid but equally worked very hard. there won't be room for any fundamental change.
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ryanair said today the crisis has already cost £22 million. the question now is how quickly it can resolve the situation and how much long—term damage has been done to its reputation. hurricane maria is continuing on its path across the caribbean, and is now hitting the dominican republic. it made a direct hit on puerto rico, leaving the whole island without power. homes have been destroyed and catastrophic flooding has been reported. a curfew has been imposed on the 3.5 million residents. 0ur correspondent richard lister reports. after the wind, the water. people are being driven out of their homes again, they had been urged to go to higher ground, but that is easier said than done. streets not already
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flooded are blocked by the wreckage of fallen trees and telegraph poles, the power is out across the whole island and cellphone towers are down as well. to the citizens of puerto rico, they are front and centre in our thoughts and prayers and we want them to know that the overall response will be there and we are thinking of them first and foremost as they combat this very dangerous hurricane. it was the strongest storm to hit the island since the 19205. storm to hit the island since the 1920s. with winds over 150 mph forcing thousands to flee to safety. this is one of at least 500 shelters in puerto rico, but even here in this sports arena the volume of water almost led to disaster. after little while they were afraid that the roof was going to cave in on us so they ended up moving us to the second floor hallway where we have been for the past 12—15 hours.
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dominique was also smashed, it is a smaller islands than puerto rico and it is estimated that 20% of the properties have their roofs blown off, and at least seven people were killed, and that number is expected to rise. in the british virgin islands so devastated by hurricane, the verdict is they have escaped the worst of maria, there is damage, and rebuilding efforts have been set back, but recovery teams were already in place and hms 0cean arrives tomorrow with more people and supplies. maria though hasn't stopped yet, it is heading across the dominican republic lashing it with 100 miles per row winds, storm surges are threatening people over at the coast and as it heads north maria is gaining strength. we can now have a look at the forecast close to home. we have a
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skinny band of rain edging a storm and not really reaching parts of east anglia and south—east england until this evening, so before then, it will feel quite warm, in the low 20s, and sunshine coming through in the afternoon with just a few isolated showers. 0vernight the rain clears away from eastern england, blaring skies allowing temperatures to fall away —— clearing. a band of rain arriving in northern ireland at the end of the night, that could be accompanied by gusty winds. pushing east and then through the afternoon it will weaken so the rain becoming lighter and more patchy in nature, central and eastern england staying dry with sunny spells, feeding present in the sunshine, northern ireland also brightening up —— feeling. the weekend will see spells of sunshine for everyone but there will be a band of rain in the west in the second half of the weekend. this is bbc news. the headlines at 2:30. the cabinet has met
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in downing street for a briefing ahead of theresa may's brexit speech in florence tomorrow. after tuesday's earthquake, rescue workers in mexico keep searching for survivors among the rubble, including children at a collapsed primary school. police have made a sixth arrest in connection with the london tube bomb at an address in south london. ryanair boss michael 0'leary admits to "significant management failure" as the airline cancels 40 to 50 flights a day for the next six weeks, and pilots reject a cash bonus in exchange for giving up their holidays. news coming in from the white house. we're hearing that donald trump is expected to make an announcement on north korea later today, coming from reuters news agency. that statement is believed to be sanctions related. this follows north korea's top diplomat calling donald trump us speech to the un about north korea the sound of a barking dog. donald
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trump reacted to that and we will ta ke trump reacted to that and we will take you to washington for that. now let's catch up with the sport. damian collins mp has called for an independent review into the football association's handling of the role as dismissal of the former england women's head coach mark sampson who was sacked yesterday for unacceptable behaviour with female players whilst in a previous role but now the fa's processors have come under the microscope. in december 20 13th samson became the england manager having left bristol academy but a a few weeks later is safeguarding complaint was made against them regarding his time at bristol. a safeguarding review panel investigated the issue and reported backin investigated the issue and reported back in march 2015. later that year he was cleared to continue working in football. however, he was cleared to continue working infootball. however, having he was cleared to continue working in football. however, having been posted to re—examine the details last week, years later the fa chose to terminate his contract yesterday.
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of to terminate his contract yesterday. of senior executives of the football association weather weather problems with mark samson, they had received warnings and didn't act upon it, then their positions become untenable. next month we will have is hearing of the select committee where we will give evidence about the way investigations were carried out or were not carried out properly and we will also be questioning senior fa executives about the handling of the affair. the women in football support group dropped samson is one of their patents yesterday. it claims questions over his suitability were flagged to the fa during the recruitment process. they say it is unfathomable that an england manager should be sent on a course to emphasise the appropriate boundaries between coach and player asa boundaries between coach and player as a direct result of a safeguarding investigation and not be subjected to any sort of due diligence. women in football originally received complaints of discrimination and
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abuse from women working in football. we rely on the governing body's ability to properly investigate these issues in a transparent and competent manner. the fa have responded to nine of those involved in the appointment. read has net play between england and west indies in the second one—day international at trent bridge has been largely curtails —— rain. england made two overs without loss but the rain has been on for a couple of hours. things are predicted to brighten up in nottingham shortly. brian cookson says he departs with his head held high after he lost the election for the uci presidency. cookson was unseated after giving just eight of the potential 45 votes, becoming the first uci president to last a single term. a correspondent says the delegation had a very different view of his tenure. he swept into power four yea rs tenure. he swept into power four years ago promising to reformat sport that had been traumatised by a
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long history of high—profile doping scandals. he said he transformed a cycling during his period in charge but it would seem from today's collection a whopping margin of defeat for brian cookson, 37 votes to eight. the delegates have been unimpressed by his efforts. he may have also been affected by negative headlines suggesting in british cycling that there was a culture of bullying in the organisation when he was in charge between 1997 and 20 13th. that might have swayed some people against him during that vote and so we have a new president, the third frenchman to lead the uci and he said in a speech to the voters below the election he would get rid of corruption. breaking news coming in, diego costa, the chelsea for bird, will be leaving the premier league champions to return to his former club
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athletic madrid. that is subject to medical terms. that is all the sport from now. more on the cabinet discussions over brexit ahead of a major speech from theresa may tomorrow. they are understood to have discussed a so—called transition deal and the prospect of continued payments to the eu after britain leaves. chris morrisjoins me now. has the possibility be very confusing? i'm glad you're here. a number of options are being considered. the model some people are referring to as the canadian model, let's clarify, what is that? this is a model which sources have been telling us this afternoon has been ruled out by the cabinet but i'll tell you what it is. the calendar model has come into force partially this week. the eu, canada free trade agreement is the most pitches free trade agreement that you do have ever concluded. it gets through a
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lot of tariffs on goods but not all of them and liberalise as the service market to a certain extent but it's a long way short of the single market. what it does do is meet kind of all of britain's red lines. it means we would retain control of immigration, it means there would be a role for the european court of justice there would be a role for the european court ofjustice in al-qaeda system —— in that kind of system. it's not the same as being in the single market, its short of that and it took seven years to negotiate so there are pros and cons to all of these and that's probably the biggest difficulty. eea minus, what is that? the european economic area, we've got a question mark on the union jack because area, we've got a question mark on the unionjack because it probably isn't going to happen. the other
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flags we can safely talk about. let instead, norway and iceland are the three countries that are part of the economic area, they are members of the single market, but not in the european union. could wejoin them? possibly but there are complications. eea minus means we would like to have what they have but we also want to have control over immigration because they don't have any control over free movement. plenty of other countries would say, you can't have that, if you're in the single market, you have to allow freedom of movement. in her speech tomorrow, we understand the prime minister will not be suggesting that eea minus is good to be what we are pushing for. switzerland, often pointed to but that has its own deal. it does, the swiss had a look at the eea model and thought they'd like that so they have concluded a series bilateral agreements to
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recreate membership of the european economic area as much as possible but the trouble with this is the result had to concede freedom of movement, number two, the eu doesn't like the swiss model at all because of models and it is a hassle to deal with and it was like to push switzerland into creating a different model. we seem to be saying that we don't want any of these models either. we know what we don't want, what we don't know is what we do want. we want eddie a special partnership and want to take back control of our laws and take back control of our laws and take back control of the legal process, we would like to take back control of immigration. squinting all that with as close as possible relationship the single market is the key question and it is proving difficult. so you've just spent five minutes telling me what we are unlikely to hear tomorrow. i've spent five minutes telling you what we might hear ruled out tomorrow.
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let's wait for the speech. what i suspect we won't have tomorrow is the pandora's box opened and he does the pandora's box opened and he does the solution. what we said at the beginning of this interview, it's complicated. an inquest into the death of the moors murderer ian brady has been reopened. it is reported that he died of natural causes and removed his own feeding tube in hospitalfive natural causes and removed his own feeding tube in hospital five days before his death and it had been replaced by staff. 0ur correspondent robert hall is in bootle. ian brady was born in glasgow and one of the most victorious modellers in british history died at ashford secured hospital at around 6pm on the 5th of may this year. this is a port from the criminal psychologist has certified the death. he told the hearing ian brady had consistently refused assessments and treatment for his severe mental disorders. in
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more recent times, he had become demanding, narcissistic, he had delusions of grandeur. it all doctors in the event of his death he was not be resuscitated. alongside his deteriorating mental condition his deteriorating mental condition his body was failing and he eventually succumbed to terminal heart disease, exacerbated by a lung disease that was also terminal. he had over many years staged a series of hunger strikes but the coroner said in his view, neither neglected nor self—neglect on ian brady's part had contributed to the deaf. right up had contributed to the deaf. right up to the end, he had refused to a nswer up to the end, he had refused to answer questions and locked briefcase that were in his room do not appear to have contained clues as to the whereabouts of the last victim unaccounted for, 12—year—old keith bennett, so the disposal of the remains of ian brady is still unknown. this dark and terrible story, that chapter will remain a mystery to all of us.
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tougher penalties could be introduced for cyclists who injure or kill pedestrians as part of an urgent review of all aspects of cycling safety. one idea being considered by the government is a new offence that's the equivalent of causing death by careless or dangerous driving. it follows a number of high profile incidents involving cyclists colliding with pedestrians. andy moore reports. do you feel any remorse, charlie? on monday, charlie alliston was jailed for 18 months for cycling into and killing a pedestrian in london last year. kim briggs was on her lunch break when she was hit. she suffered serious injuries including a fractured skull and died in hospital a week later. he was driving a bike without a front brake which was illegal. he was cleared of manslaughter but found guilty of bodily harm, by wanton or furious driving, an offence dating back to 1861. after the sentencing, mrs briggs‘ widower called for a change to the law. to have to rely on manslaughter or a victorian law that does not
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even mention causing death tells us that there is a gap. the government appears to be working to close that gap. they are looking at creating a new offence for cyclists, similar to motorists who cause death by careless driving. some cycling groups point out the number of deaths caused by cyclists remains extremely low, compared with the number of cyclists and pedestrians killed and injured by motorists. let's get more now on the advice by the consumer group which to not buy fridges and freezers with flammable plastic backs. they advise people to stop buying them and that manufacturers should stop making them because of the potential fire risk. with me is adam scorer, head of policy at the chartered trading standards institute. this is shocking, nearly half. the standards for those products need to
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get stronger. the tragic lessons of g re nfell tower, get stronger. the tragic lessons of grenfell tower, it hasn't adjusted a gene that makes sure dangerous product and get into people's homes. it is surprising that is something flammable on the back of political goods. these safety faults, they're not going to cause fires, but we need to make standards much tougher. they need to have retardant abilities to stop fires spreading and behind all these issues is we need to have a product safety regime, officers able to test products before they get into homes. and we don't have that regime at the moment? no, we don't, the product responsibility safety is a split between 200 local authorities. the 260 pieces of legislation that have to be enforced. it is necessary to have a product safety regime that consumers can trust and the answer
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isa consumers can trust and the answer is a national resource that is highly skilled and highly competent able to go into these companies, test products, make sure they are compliant and make sure they are safe before they get to market and into people's homes. are you saying their product out there that haven't been tested? yes. the assumption is that everything is tested. they're tested by the company. we have a strong tradition of tough standards and consumer protection. the standards are then at the moment and most companies will comply with them. the issues we don't have an independent testing regime that can go intoa independent testing regime that can go into a company and save we want to see your machines —— say, we want to see your machines —— say, we want to see your machines —— say, we want to see your machines and make sure they are compliant and if they're not you're not going to market. that requires a national skilled body of trading standards professionals with the expertise, not local authorities that i tried to fight fires and combat local high street issues. we need a product safety regime that is
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fit for purpose. a pattern emerging suggests we are looking for products aimed at those of lower incomes. suggests we are looking for products aimed at those of lower incomeslj think aimed at those of lower incomes.” think it is true across a number of markets, if you have a constraint income you have less choice in the marketplace and you may have to buy products work corners may have been cut or were they just products work corners may have been cut or were theyjust meet products work corners may have been cut or were they just meet safety standards. that's not an issue that many consumers can do much about, that's a hard fact about their incomes. we have to learn from tragic events like grenfell tower, is not that standards are being breached, is that we need stronger standards and we need the enforcement capability that companies meet those standards. everybody‘s talking about grenfell tower but you must be aware of many other cases where tragedy has followed a lack of the sort of check. it's an issue with white goods because the electrical and can contribute to fire so there are lots of other products that we use with the standards are probably strong, but we just need that forensic ability to go into companies and
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tell them what they need to do to comply, to check that they're actually complying these products hit the market. it's all very well, in fact, it's not all very well, to mop up the flood once something happens. we need to be able to turn off the tap and learn lessons when something like grenfell tower happens, tough on the standards and nature we have enforcement and testing resources so that these issues don't get to market. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first, the headlines on bbc news: the prime minister briefs the cabinet on her brexit speech tomorrow. mona streit on michael 0'leary admits there has been a significant management failure as his firm struggles to cope with thousands of flight cancellations. the gap between what the government
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earns and what it spends fell by 18% last month, to £5.7bn. economists had been expecting the gap to be much wider but the numbers were boosted by record vat receipts which offset a fall in how much it made from corporation tax. consumers are being advised to stop buying fridges and freezers with flammable plastic backs, which could create a fire risk. research by consumer group which? says there are 236 such models on sale, representing nearly half the market. it's asking manufacturers to stop making them. the co—0p bank is in new hands, after the co—op group sold its final 1% stake. co—0p still retains its insurance, funeral services and supermarket business but sold its remaining stake in the bank for £5 million as part of a refinancing deal. apple's shares took a hit on
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wednesday following bad reviews of the apple watch series three, which had hoped to be a big seller. shares fell by 1.7% to close the £116 per share. the watch received negative reviews after many years has struggled with battery life and connecting to phone the mac. it was a key selling point for the device which retails here for £400. michelle fleury is at the new york stock exchange. when you are asking consumers to pa rt when you are asking consumers to part with that much cash when you watch, it's really got to do what it says it does. i think if you talk about the apple watch, there were problems with connectivity and wi—fi
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networks, it wasn't working properly. when you're talking about an hourorso, properly. when you're talking about an hour or so, battery life was fairly short at that point so early reviews were scathing and use others' negative reaction to the share price carried on and it still hasn't recovered. the bigger concern is it goes to the core of apple. people are looking at this company and saying, it used to be able to anticipate what people wanted before they knew they desired it now it just feels like it is technology for technology's sake. that is the concern that is a spooking investors right now. the smart watch market is a saturated one but to put this into perspective, shares falling by 1.7%, in apple terms, it's still a very successful company. this is a company with a huge market capitalisation sitting on a huge cash pile will stop still, it's not
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good when you've gone to this huge trouble of hosting events, unveiling your new product and then slammed within weeks. the company has been rushing to try and address some of the issues, says it is patching part of the problem, but it goes back to the idea of investors. it is a much more crowded market than it used to be. the games are much more incremental, there are no giant lea ps forward incremental, there are no giant leaps forward lately so for example when the ipod first hit the market. that was a game changer. this is more a slight increment, now you can make a phone call from your watch, which you can from the previous watch, and i think that is the challenge for apple and the challenge for apple and the challenge for apple and the challenge for other technology makers when you look ahead. google have announced a deal with htc, they're figuring out how to progress and help software markets navigate
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through this market. michelle from the new york stock exchange, thank you. in other business stories we've been following, manchester united has reported record revenues of £581m for the 2017 financial year, as tv cash soared. in a year when it won the europa league and efl cup, the club also signed 12 sponsorship deals, and saw commercial and matchday revenues increase. the club benefitted from a huge rise in domestic tv revenues during 2016—17, the first season in the current three—year uk broadcasting deal. the owner of google — alphabet — is paying over a $1 billion to buy smartphone maker htc. the taiwanese company was once a major player in the handset market but has struggled to compete with the likes of apple and samsung. microsoft looked set to open its
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first uk store in london's west end. it opened its first physical store in seven years ago and has been looking for a uk site for some time. they are expected to take over at the benetton store in oxford circus in london. a quick look at the markets. the ftse100 is barely flat, mining stocks, banking stocks are dragging on the ftse100. dow in the states has just opened and is very flat this hour. more from me in the next hour. the former conservative mp and arch eurosceptic, sir teddy taylor, has died at the age of 80. sir teddy became known as one of the ‘whipless wonders' when he was stripped of the tory
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whip because of his opposition to the maastrict treaty. he represented constituencies in glasgow and southend, before retiring from parliament in 2005. separatists have gathered outside the high court in barcelona in the latest attempt to stop an independence referendum next month. the court is deciding whether to release 15 pro—separatist officials arrested on wednesday. three years after prince harry founded the invictus games, the uk's biggest team yet is on its way to toronto in canada to compete in this year's event. the athletes will be joining more than 500 men and women from 17 nations who've served in the military and have been wounded in action. 0ur correspondent tim muffett has been to meet members of the team. invictus, a latin word meaning "unconquered". at heathrow airport this morning, the 90—strong uk team heading to the invictus games in toronto were in bullish mood. it gives you that purpose, it gives you that goal. it gives you something that's been
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missing for so long. something that gets you up in the morning. what impact does taking part in the invictus games have? because you took part in 2016, didn't you? yes, it had a huge impact on me. it basically taught me to believe in myself. it taught me to just focus on what i can do and take as many opportunities as i can. devised by prince harry, the event was first held in london in 2014. a chance for injured, sick and wounded service personnel from across the world to compete at the highest level. let's be honest, no one really knew how big 2014's games were going to be. we honestly thought it was going to be some soldiers playing a bit of sports, and we had no idea of the magnitude of it. we had no idea it was going to be a sell—out crowd. the second invictus games were held last year in florida. craig winspear picked up a silver
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medal in the wheelchair basketball. he's hoping the uk team can go one better in toronto. definitely a goal this time, yes. craig was injured serving in afghanistan in 2011. my role was to go and search for ieds and dispose of them. unfortunately i was badly injured, i lost both my legs. taking part in an event like this, you are not sitting on the coach, you are pushing yourself, driving forwards. you want to do more, notjust in a sporting aspect, in life. with 17 nations taking part, this will be the largest invictus games so far. the sporting action gets under way in toronto on saturday, but for these 90 uk competitors, the journey begins right now. tim muffett, bbc news, at heathrow airport. time for a look at the weather. hurricane maria has completely cut off power supplies and coast damage to puerto rico, it is to the east of
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the dominican republic and hurricane force winds reach out to 60 mild so it will be batting the dominican republic and then they will pass into the turks and caicos islands. then it spins into the atlantic. the next place on land it could affect is maybe us. the first week of 0ctober, is maybe us. the first week of october, a lot of uncertainty but the remains of maria could be coming our way. for the time being, we got this slow—moving weather front stretched out across the uk. it is moving slowly because that is not much in the way of wind. it will bring a damp band of cloud and rain eastwards, probably not be sting east anglia and southeast england until after dark when it will be quite warm. sunshine breaks out in the west but a few showers as well, particularly for northern ireland. as sky is clear, the winds follow light and it will be a cooler night compared with recent nights, coming quite chilly out in the countryside with temperatures down into single
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figures. the next band of rain comes into northern ireland in this area of rain accompanied by strengthening winds will be with us to start the day on friday. as the rain pushes its way eastwards. the rain tends to become a little bit later as increasingly patchy as we go on through friday. sunshine comes back out another mallard once again. what about your weekend weather prospects? things are looking too bad. we will see some spells of sunshine and both look right form and that sunshine but that is rain on the way for western areas for sunday. a was the charge for saturday, a band of rain approaching the northwest of the uk, a cloudy start of the day, perhaps a few mist and fog patches but many of us will see some spells of sunshine, the wind still coming up from the south and we should get temperatures into the low 20s which will feel quite pleasant. 0n the low 20s which will feel quite pleasant. on sunday, the rain will affect western areas and skies bringing in northern ireland and it should stay largely dry in eastern
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and south—eastern areas with temperatures potentially breaching a higher 21 or 22 celsius. bye for now. this is bbc news. the headlines: the prime minister briefs the cabinet on how she plans to break the brexit deadlock ahead of her speech in italy tomorrow. rescuers are desperately searching for survivors at a school in mexico city which collapsed in the earthquake. these are the live pictures as the rescue effort continues in the schoolyard. police make a sixth arrest in the investigation into the london tube bombing. also in the next hour: ryanair says it will make its pilots delay taking their annual leave to avoid further flight cancellations. the airline's pilots rejected a cash bonus. the compa ny‘s boss
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the company's boss michael 0'leary warns them not to misbehave.
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