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good afternoon. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has rebuffed calls from within his party to commit to keeping the uk in the european single market after brexit. as the party's annual conference begins in brighton, thirty labour mps are among those who have signed a letter, warning vulnerable workers would suffer if the uk left. but mr corbyn told the bbc that staying in could hamper the government's ability to protect jobs and invest in industry. our political correspondent eleanor garnier reports. a spring aspring in a spring in his step. no surprise. labour still riding high after a better than expected election result. no longer fighting for his leadership, jeremy corbyn is pitching himself as a prime minister in waiting. we need at least two terms of a labour government to start to address issues of poverty and injustice and inequality in britain and to build the houses that
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we need in this country. he might be safe in hisjob we need in this country. he might be safe in his job jeremy we need in this country. he might be safe in hisjobjeremy corbyn is still dealing with division in the party on brexit. more than a0 senior labour politicians pushing the lead to commit to staying in the single market after the uk leaves the eu. if you want frictionless trade and you want to put jobs first, the if you want frictionless trade and you want to putjobs first, the only way you can do that is by staying permanently a member of the single market. but there was resistance from mr corbyn, who warned his party not to give powers he says he will needin not to give powers he says he will need in government to deploy state support for industry. we need to look very carefully at the terms of any trade relationship because at the moment we are part of the single market, obviously. that has restrictions on state aid and state spending. that has pressures through the european union to privatised railand the european union to privatised rail and other services. i think we have to be quite careful about the
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powers we need as national governments. and after a show of unity in florence this week with two most senior ministers seemingly on—site, reports of fresh cracks in the cabinet over whether boris johnson's big intervention ahead of the prime minister's speech forced a change in government policy. not true says the brexit secretary. the policies have been coming for a long time. some of them we were designing at the beginning of the year. some we we re at the beginning of the year. some we were designing months ago. i don't think there has been any change of policy in the last few weeks. conferences are a chance for party leaders to rally the troops and put policy centre stage. for jeremy corbyn that is tackling inequality and getting greater investment in public services. but once again we are reminded that it is brexit that is dominating everything. no doubt there is high spirits among party members but the biggest issue of the day, leaving
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the eu, will ensure there will be plenty of disagreements too. live now to our assistant political editor norman smith in brighton. it seems mr corbyn is riding high, except for one crucial issue then. jeremy corbyn has been pretty much master and commander of this party everywhere except on that one critical issue of brexit. in particular, around the issue of the single market now, with mounting pressure on mr corbyn to sign up to permanent membership of the single market. the argument being that if he wants to be an auntie austen and the leader, the best way to oppose austerity —— anti—austerity leader, the best way is to stay in the single market. but today, mr corbyn saying, if i stay in the single market, i can't pursue the kind of
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radical left—wing agenda i want. i would be able to renationalise the railways, i would would be able to renationalise the railways, iwould be would be able to renationalise the railways, i would be able to put money into struggling industries like the steel industry. and why this matter so much is notjust because it is the big issue in british politics, notjust because they will almost certainly be a crunch vote on the issue at this conference, but because many of those who are most committed to remaining in the single market are the young, enthusiastic, labour party members brought in by mr corbyn. they were galvanised by the labour leader. now mr corbyn finds himself in the position where he may actually have come adrift from those people over the issue of brexit. many thanks indeed. donald trump has been denounced by leading figures in the sports world in a controversy over the us national anthem. he says the american football league should fire players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. in a tweet, the president withdrew a white house invitation to a star player of america's basketball
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champions because he voiced concern at being in the white house with mr trump. now america's greatest basketball star, lebron james, has joined in the criticism of mrtrump. the sky that we have put in charge has try to divide us once again. we all know how much sports brings us together, how much passion it has, how much we love and care and the friendships and everything that it creates, for him to try to use this platform to try to divide is even more is not something i can stand for and is not something i can be quiet about. last night stevie wonder became the latest high profile figure to defy the president over the take a knee protest. tonight, i'm taking a knee for america. the singer was helped down by his son kwame morris as he kneeled during his performance at the global citizen festival
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in new york city. a 15—year—old boy is still being questioned by police over a suspected acid attack which left six people injured in east london. officers were called to reports of trouble between two groups at stratford shopping centre last night. three of those injured were taken to hospital. it comes amid a sharp rise in acid attacks in recent months. voting is underway in the german general election. the chancellor, angela merkel, is expected to win a fourth term in office. 0pinion polls suggest the nationalist, anti—immigrant, alternative for germany party, or md, is on course to become the first far—right movement to enter parliament since the second world war. live now to berlin and our correspondent there, damian grammaticas. you join us as people are voting and
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as they are also running the billing marathon. we are very close to the finish line and the last runners are still coming in but the focus will shift this afternoon, in just about four hours' time, to the election results, and a couple of key points there. germany, the biggest economy, a dominant power in europe, who is going to come out on top? angela merkel clearly leading the polls coming into this election, but a third of voters were still undecided. a third of 60 million people, that is. they could be some surprises. she is likely to be in pole position forming a coalition but how do the other parties fall and will the far right city were ten, 12, 13%? that will be quite a seismic shift in germany because back to the 1930s is where you have to go to see that representation in parliament. they could have a real
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influence, they could even emerge, depending how the coalition is formed, as being the official opposition in parliament. there is a lot at stake for germany and europe ina lot at stake for germany and europe in a wider sense as well. prince harry has opened this yea r‘s invictus games in canada's largest city, toronto. the tournament sees injured service personnel compete in 12 sports over eight days. his girlfriend, actress megan markle, was also at the ceremony, making her first appearance at an official engagement attended by the prince. sarah campbell is there. more than 550 competitors from 17 nations, cheered on by friends and family. the games were prince harry's idea. this is the third such event, which aims to use sport to help the process of recovery. as the teams filed in, prince harry watched from the vip area next to the first lady and spotted, a couple of rows down and around 18 seats across, his girlfriend meghan markle, the actress and campaigner
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who has been dating harry for a little over a year. ms markle lives and works in the city and so it would have perhaps seemed odd if she hadn't turned up. kensington palace have refused to comment on her appearance, adding that half of toronto is here anyway and that maybe true, but this still has to be seen as a significant public acknowledgement of the seriousness of their relationship. of course, this ceremony was about the games and the competitors who have gone through so much to get this far. there was a lot of respect here for what prince harry has created and his passion for the games is clear. some of you have overcome emotional challenges that until very recent years would have seen you written off and ignored. and now, you are here on the world stage, flags on your chests representing your countries again. over the next eight days, across 12 sports, these men and women will inspire others
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in what promises to be the biggest invictus games yet. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at 6:35pm. bye for now. let's get more on the first day of the labour party conference in brighton. the shadow home secretary told the conference that cuts to pleasing had been very damaging and pledged to recruit 10,000 new police
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officers. i have represented and inner—city community for over 30 years. i know it is the poor, women and minorities who suffer most from crying. i have always ta ken who suffer most from crying. i have always taken fighting crime seriously and i will continue to do so as seriously and i will continue to do so as labour home secretary. and the reality of the tory record on law and order is a long way from their rhetoric. since 2010, theresa may has been home secretary and now prime minister, but on her watch the numbers of police officers has dropped by 20,000. {2.3 billion has been cut from police budgets. the truth is, austerity undermines policing and community safety in just the same way that it undermines
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out just the same way that it undermines our health service. we see the consequences of our health service. we see the consequences of this around us with rising levels of homicides, knife and gun crime and the police themselves are suffering from spiralling levels of overworked and stressed. labour in government will work to make communities safer and we will recruit 10,000 new police office rs we will recruit 10,000 new police officers working in the community. another key aspect of protecting communities is keeping them safe from fire. once again, this is something where this tory government has let the people of this country down. and the extent of their failure is symbolised by the 6 re nfell tower. who can forget those images of the
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6 re nfell tower who can forget those images of the gre nfell tower ablaze ? and who can forget those images of the grenfell tower ablaze? and this did not happen in a slum in an impoverished country far away, it happened here in britain, in one of the wealthiest areas of the country, in one of the richest countries of the world, and tory controlled royal borough of kensington and chelsea treated the residents like second—class citizens. and when the disaster struck, the royal borough's response was shameful. even now, out of all the families made homeless, only a handful have been offered permanent homes. and this in a borough with
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over 2000 empty properties. am i the only person wondering why the commissioners are not coming in to ta ke commissioners are not coming in to take over the failing royal borough of kensington and chelsea? but tory failure in relation to 6 re nfell tower but tory failure in relation to grenfell tower goes further than the council. the events are also a direct consequence of deregulation, of fire standards, inspection, privatisation and outsourcing. we demand justice for the survivors. they will not be forgotten. we demand an immigration amnesty for
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all former residents so they all feel able to come forward. labour in government will recruit 3000 additional firefighters and we fully support the campaigning of the fire brigades union against the cuts. we all saw the photographs of the brave smoke blackened firefighters insisting on going back into the fire to save lives. we rely on our fire to save lives. we rely on our fire brigades at grenfell tower and the fire brigade must be the lead agency for assessing risk, fire inspections and proper sign off of all major works and refurbishments. no more outsourcing to the private sector. that was diane abbott, shadow home
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secretary, speaking at the beginning of the labour party conference in brighton. us president donald trump is facing growing condemnation from the sports world after his criticism of players. on friday, mr trump said the nfl should fire players who protest during the us anthem. high—profile football players as well as basketball star lebronjames have openly criticised mr trump in response. tim allman reports. california's golden state warriors. nba champions, considered by some one of the greatest teams of all time. by tradition, basketball‘s top side is usually invited to the white house to meet the president. but one of their star players, stephen curry, said he had other plans. i don't want to go. that's really it. the things that he's said, and the things that he hasn't said in the right times, we won't stand for it. by acting or not going, hopefully that will inspire some
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change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country. as so often, the president chose to respond on social media. "going to the white house is considered a great "honour for a championship team", he tweeted. "stephen curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn." which prompted a fairly brutal comeback from one of basketball‘s greatest ever players, lebronjames. "you bum", he replied. "stephen curry already said he ain't going so therefore ain't no invite. "going to the white house was a great honour until you showed up." we all know how much sport brings us together, how much passion it has, how much we love and care and the friendships and everything that it creates. for him to try to use this platform to divide us even more is not something i can stand for and is not something i can be quiet about. the president had already condemned high—profile football players
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like colin kaepernick, who refused to stand for the star spangled banner. speaking at a rally in alabama on friday, mr trump didn't hold back. wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, "get that son of a (bleep) out right now. "he's fired. "he's fired!" as for the golden state warriors, the team said if stephen curry wasn't invited, none of them will go. instead they will use their trip to washington, dc to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. president trump has warned north korea's leaders might not be
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around much longer if they continue to build tensions. his comments on twitter came after north korea's foreign minister labelled him mentally deranged at the un. earlier, us warplanes flew close to the east coast of north korea in what was a demonstration of america's military options. 0ur correspondent danny savage is monitoring developments from the south korean capital seoul. while we have been waiting for is that official response from the united nations, which wejust that official response from the united nations, which we just heard in that report. north korea accusing donald trump of being the one on the suicide mission. speaking of missions, overnight, it is quite significant that the american air force flew further north than they ever have in this region into international airspace of the east coast of north korea. a couple of
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bombers and some fighters as well. that was a military mission and i think that is significant because in the past we have seen fighterjets pictured over south korea as a show of force in daylight for a photo opportunity to get the point across, last night they went further north to have a look around. again, it raises the stakes, what if north korea launched some interceptors and there was some sort of confrontation in the skies between the two air forces. what would happen? that is of concern. the thought from the south korean government is that they wa nt south korean government is that they want some breathing space and they wa nt want some breathing space and they wantan want some breathing space and they want an easing of tensions and the only way those tensions are going to be eased is if the two main players, donald trump and kim jong—un, be eased is if the two main players, donald trump and kimjong—un, back of the rhetoric. the stand-off has been going on for years but what is new is how personal some of this abuse is. talking about donald trump as being mentally derange, for
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example. for years, the north koreans have been very noisy with their rhetoric and their criticisms of the united states and inflaming feelings at home in north korea of america being their greatest enemy and the great satan, if you like. what we now have, what is different now, is that donald trump has risen to the bait. past us presidents have never used this sort of language. they have used diplomatic channels and not risen to the criticism or fired verbally back. donald trump is and it is not really helping, many observers would be united in saying. in doing this isjust pushing observers would be united in saying. in doing this is just pushing the temperature up on this whole episode andi temperature up on this whole episode and i think many people are just wishing that he would stop tweeting all these strong words, stop using such strong words, and perhaps take a step back and go back to the diplomatic channels and people talking behind—the—scenes and trying to get things a bit more calm. he is arguably the nation's
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favourite paper aa milne created winnie the pooh for his son christopher robin. now that story is going to be told in a new film that ta kes going to be told in a new film that takes audiences back to a time when the inspiration, a real black bear from winnipeg, could be visited and even fed. christopher robin, the human hero of the winnie the pooh series and the real—life son of writer aa milne. shall we go for a walk? but the millions of fans worldwide might not know that the books only came about by chance. the little boy loved bears so his father created the stories. the world fell in love with them and in the 1920s, as
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eve ryo ne with them and in the 1920s, as everyone took stock of the horrors of the first world war, the tales of winnie the pooh did a lot to heal the wounds. he was a very respected writer. he was producing in the west end quite a lot. winnie the pooh overtook his life as it did everybody. aa milne himself had suffered from the trauma of what he had seen in the trenches but he and his son found solace at london zoo and that is where they met the real life winnie, and extremely tame black bear, pictured here with the young christopher robin. which is your favourite? young christopher robin. which is your favourite ?|j young christopher robin. which is your favourite? i will have to go for the middle one. they are timeless stories that appeal to children and adults and they are quite profound in a simplistic way. it is also a simplistic way. it is also a simplistic place. that what it was for alan and it for christopher robin. it was a safe place during a
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traumatising time. the world hasn't got any better in the meantime. backin got any better in the meantime. back in the 1920s, christopher robin became something of a celebrity. almost a century later, he and his companions are still captivating audiences. sport now, and for a full round up, let's go to the bbc sport centre. england are playing the west indies in bristol. the last match was rained off. the west indies won the toss and put england in to that. 73 i’u ns toss and put england in to that. 73 runs from ben stokes and an unbeaten 8a from joe root have helped england to 213-5. 8a from joe root have helped england to 213—5. you can listen to that on
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five live. baroness campbell, the head of women's football at the fa, has given her full support to their chief executive martin glenn over his handling of the sacking of england coach mark sampson. he was sacked earlier this week for unacceptable behaviour with female players in a previous role, with some claiming the body was aware of the issues before he was appointed. i believe martin is doing an amazing job, turning around what is essentially a supertanker. he is an outstanding chief executive and i think he has handled this with complete integrity in terms of the process. 0ne game in the premier league today. brighton are taking newcastle. a win for newcastle would ta ke newcastle. a win for newcastle would take them to fourth in the table. we knew they were a good team in the
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championship. we think we can win. at least that we will go there and try to compete, confident that we can do it, but at the same time i think they will have the same feeling. aberdeen can move to second in a scottish premiership with a point away to motherwell. motherwell won the league cup match between the two last week. there are four more matches today on the opening weekend of the women's super league. coverage is available on the bbc sport website. harlequins backrowerjack clifford has been called into an england training camp in oxford today to replace billy vunipola, who injured his knee in the saracens win over sale yesterday. it was only his second match back after shoulder surgery saw him miss the lions tour to new zealand this summer. hughie fury, the cousin
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of tyson fury, has failed in his bid to take the wbo heavyweight title from new zealand'sjoseph parker. a points decision saw parker come out on top at the manchester arena. the venue was hosting a sporting event for the first time since reopening after a terror attack in may. his next opponent could be anthony joshua. there are some other fighters. i want to get some good exposure here. iwill leave fighters. i want to get some good exposure here. i will leave that with my team. hopefully we can set up with my team. hopefully we can set up something in the near future because it is an exciting time to be a heavyweight. england's paul casey boosted his hopes of winning the fedex cup and with it a £7.a million bonus by moving into the lead of the season—ending tour championship in atlanta. he shot a five under par 65 to move two shots ahead of americans kevin kisner and xander schauffele,
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going into today's final round. if he wins the tournament, he could take the fedex title, depending where the higher ranked players finish. the men's road race is underway at the world championships on bbc two now. let's get a look at the weather now. in eastern england, some beautiful sunshine and some warmth developing now. temperatures peaking this afternoon in the low 20s. i know there is low cloud across the north and west. they could be some heavy
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bursts of rain moving into western scotla nd bursts of rain moving into western scotland this afternoon. this weather front is not really in a rush. it is going to meander eastwards overnight tonight. we could see some heavy bursts across central and southern areas. it does push its way further east than first anticipated as well so it means a different start to your data across much of eastern england in comparison to this time yesterday. northern ireland will season four, some of it ends in places first thing in the morning. that could be slow to lift and could have indications for travel first thing in the morning. tune in to your local bbc radio1 in the morning. tune in to your local bbc radio 1 stations. this time of year it could linger until the middle of the day so that is worth bearing in mind. at atm, we are likely to see some brightness in western scotland. it will gradually drift its way further east but you can see down to the south—east corner it is going to be a grey, wet start to monday morning. some brightness for wales. not too bad in
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a south—west. there will be some mist, somewhere, through the spine of the country and some of that rain lingering. the weather fronts of the country and some of that rain lingering. the weatherfronts not really going to move very far at all. in fact, really going to move very far at all. infact, it really going to move very far at all. in fact, it will weaken of. the odd bottle to drizzle. sandwiched by the side we could see some brightness coming through but more ofa brightness coming through but more of a bruise —— breeze. elsewhere we are looking at highs of 16—19dc. 0nce are looking at highs of 16—19dc. once we have got monday out of the way, it does look as though dues they will stay

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