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this is bbc news. i am simon mccoy. delegates at the labour party conference have told the party could build a new single market relationship with the eu if it were in government. we stand ready to ta ke in government. we stand ready to take chance of these negotiations. , not acting for narrow political game but in the national interest. labour says it would review contract signed under the private finance initiative and could bring them back into the public sector. germany's right—wing nationalist afd party aims to fight foreigners coming into the country. we will hunt mrs angela merkel and we will get our country and our people back. also in the next hour, the boss of hueber apologises for mistakes they have made. the taxi service was denied a license in london and it says it wants to make things right. a 16—year—old girl is arrested on
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the suspicion of attempted murder over the stabbing of a woman at a school in lincolnshire. a lucky escape for a man out walking who fell 50 feet down this disused mine shaft in cornwall. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. labour has promised to review all public contracts using pfi if it is elected. the pledge to the party ‘s conference in brighton comes as sir kier starmer suggested that single market and customs union options should not be swept off the table at this stage, saying a final deal could retain the benefits of both. some delegates criticised the leadership during a passionate debate at the party conference. all smiles as they try to put on a united front
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but there is no hiding it. it is plain for all to see. divisions in labour over brexit once again coming to the fore. what i want to do first of all congratulate conference. yesterday you voted away your chance to remain in the single market. you voted away your chance to stay in the eu. you have as much chance of stopping brexit as jeremy corbyn has of wearing my tottenham shirt! get real! he is certainly widely adored here. jeremy corbyn‘s position and policies now almost unchallenged in labour. but for the crucial issue of brexit, well, label deals with internal divisions and its shadow brexit secretary insisted the party was a government in waiting. no rash ideological red lines preventing a sensible deal. no fantastical blue sky proposals. a pragmatic approach. labour are now the grown—ups in the room.
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we stand ready to take charge of these negotiations, not acting for narrow political gain but in the national interest. brexit rows and all, conference is now in full flow, but as labour tries to divert attention away from its difficulties on the eu, it hopes new policies like a cap on credit card interest will be popular with voters. i am calling upon the government to act now and apply the same rules on payday loans to credit card debt. it means that nobody will ever pay more in interest than the original loan. if the tories refuse to act, i can announce today that the next labour government will amend the law. and there was also an expensive announcement about pfi, the programme of funding public infrastructure projects with private capital. we will put an end to this scandal and we will reduce the cost
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to taxpayers. how? we have already pledged that there will be no new pfi deals signed by us in government. but we will go further and i can tell you today it is what you have been calling for. we will bring existing pfi contracts back in—house. labour is trying to show it has got the idea is to propel it into government. it hopes to prove notjust to its own supporters but voters elsewhere it has got what it takes to lead the country. eleanor garnier, bbc news, brighton. now we can get a brighton where vicky young can put this into perspective. there was a lot on offer from john mcdonnell today, some of those promises we saw in the labour ma nifesto promises we saw in the labour manifesto and some of them proved very popular with people such as the renationalisation of railways, for example. broadly a much bigger role for the state. inevitably the immediate questions that have been
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asked on the government in particular are how do labour propose to pay for all of this? i am joined by annelise dodds from the treasury tea m team who can help us with that. first of all, on pfi, for example, how do you propose to get out of contracts that have been legally signed? presumably contracts that have been legally signed ? presumably you contracts that have been legally signed? presumably you will have to pay some into the companies in order to do that? we will consult on how to do that? we will consult on how to deliver the policy but we think we could, for example, exchange shares or bonds which would be a kostelic a way of doing it, but let us kostelic a way of doing it, but let us be clear that at the moment we are paying out a huge amount on these pfa contracts and the public sector will be paying £195 billion to service these contracts and we think it is necessary to look at a different approach that would be cost neutral and remove the liability and have those services delivered and the provisions and facilities delivered in a much cheaper way for the taxpayer. john mcdonnell said we are taking them
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back in—house, these contracts, afterwards labour party officials suggested that this was actually a review. do you have a sense of how many of these contracts would be brought back in—house? many of these contracts would be brought back in-house? the first thing he said was that we would not sign any new ones and he said that we would look into trying to ultimately control all of those ones that are currently in play. the exact mechanisms are doing that is what we need to work on now. we are looking at exchanging shares for bonds and we think it is a cost neutral way of delivering this and above all we want to remove the additional liability into the future from our hospitals and our other parts of the public sector because right 110w
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now there are a number of trusts getting into financial difficulties because they have too served that pfi contract. it is a strange situation to be in when we have money that should be spent on services instead being spent on those contracts amanita get out of that position and into a better place. another thing john mcdonnell promised was the renationalisation of railways and bringing energy and the water sector back into the state system. the water sector back into the state syste m. h ow the water sector back into the state system. how will it be paid for as well? he talked about reversing the tax and more taxes on the wealthy but this is about changing the regulatory parameters of how those industries work. in rail we have a franchise system and it could be the case that public sector operation could take over those franchises. it is not something that is radical and that doesn't happen in any other country. a huge of our rail is owned by the state german company and yet it is operating in britain without the necessary improvements and going into the british sector which would be the case if we had a nationalised rail sector owned by britain itself. it is not about spending money but changing regulatory parameters and making them operate a like they do in other countries. we spoke to the
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iss earlier who said that some of the promises in this speech, the costs were eye watering, and there is no way that loopholes being closed for the wealthiest, a lot of it has already been done and there is no way you can raise the revenue you made today. labelwas is no way you can raise the revenue you made today. label was the only party that set out at the last election how we would pay for our pa rt election how we would pay for our part —— promises. there has been debate and discussion about our great book but we as a party made sure we had the information and the conservatives did not do that. we are intensifying the debate and it would be good for us to discuss with mrjohnson how we pay for those commitments but a lot of the labour agenda when it comes to the new system for credit card payments, where we are very worried about personal debt and tried to deal with that, those wouldn't be spending commitments, they are commitments to change regulations so we have an economy
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that works better for ordinary people because it does not work for them at the moment. thank you very much indeed for explaining all of that to us. this keynote speech by john mcdonnell, there has also been a row about brexit, as you would imagine, the issue of the moment in politics, but we have had a discussion on the floor of the conference about all of that and possibly more on that later today. thank you very much. we will have more on that now. the fourth round of brexit talks between british and eu negotiators has begun in brussels today. it's the first opportunity for the european delegation to respond to theresa may's speech in florence last week, which aimed to break the deadlock in negotiations. chris morris is in brussels. has deadlock been breached? not yet. what is happening at the moment is michel barnier is addressing the ministers from the other 27 countries in the ministerial meeting and giving them his version of where we have got to at the moment. in a couple of hours' time mr barnier and david davies will meet up as this round of talks really gets under way. i think what we will see this week is the eu
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really trying to road—test some of the broad principles that theresa may set out in that speech in florence and go through them and technical detail. essentially they are still saying, where is the beef? on money she said that the uk would be prepared to continue paying into the eu budget during a two—year transition and we know it could be roughly £18 billion worth of contributions. what the eu wants to know is what does britain think it is paying know is what does britain think it is ' know is what does britain think it is paying for? is that primarily or exclusively to maintain britain's current role in the single market or does britain think it will have paid off some of its past bets as well? money is a critical issue and is on some of the other things such as an agreement on citizens rights the rest of the eu is going to take some of the statements that theresa may made and say to negotiators they should drill down into it a bit and come up with specific proposals. what are you picking up in terms of the mood music? do you get a sense that what theresa may said last week
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has changed the dynamic? it is quite hard to tell, partly because while our newspapers and broadcasters like us go through every twist and turn of what is happening, the rest of europe has moved on a bit and it is really not the first priority in the media among many other officials. they are looking hard, as we are, at what is happening in the german election and also at other issues. tomorrow emmanuel macron, there is president of france will give a speak about the future of the eurozone said this is not as front a centre as we thought it would be. we are keen to get things moving and get a deal under way. overall they like the tone of the speech because it was a lot less aggressive, possibly the right word, than her previous speech backin right word, than her previous speech back in january. thank you very much. we are going to go to downing street because the taoiseach has had talks with the prime minister and he is speaking now. i had a meeting with theresa
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may and her team and it is the third time that we have met since i was elected as taoiseach and she made a very important speech in florence on friday so it was a good opportunity to speak to her before i meet my european colleagues in tallinn on thursday. i think what really struck me about the meeting today was that there was so much more that unites there was so much more that unites the british government and the irish government than divides us and we are both very committed to seeing the executive and assembly and institutions back up and running in northern ireland. we are committed to maintaining the common travel area between britain and ireland and ensuring the free—trade arrangements that exist between as should continue. it was a very good meeting and it was nice to the opportunity to speak to her so soon after the florence speech and in advance of my meeting with the other european prime ministers, which will happen in tallinn in stoney friday. -- in
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estonia on friday. what did you say to theresa may about issues in ireland that need to be solved? certainly i have always encouraged the british government to be more specific about how they see the future relationship between britain and ireland earned between the united kingdom and the european union. one thing i think that was very important was the fact that britain will not seek any physical infrastructure on the border and to me that is very important. it is a bit more than saying you don't want border of the past hardboard or saying there is no physical infrastructure is a very strong statement in my view. i have pointed out that the way you can best achieve that is for the united kingdom including northern ireland to stay in some form of a customs union and some form of singles market with european union and we
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would like to explore these things and if we are able to consider a move into phase two of the talks that would be a decision we make collectively as 27 european member states that are remaining and i would have my first chance to talk with any of my european colleagues by ministers on thursday in tallinn. what are the options that you feel you have now? no we discussed the fa ct you have now? no we discussed the fact that there are talks underway. both of us were very much of the view that what is required here is that the dup and sinn fein come together and come to work agreement together and come to work agreement to restore the institutions to get the executive assembly back up and running. in the past that has required external interventions from
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the government or outside and at this stage the most important thing is that the dup and sinn fein come together and give the people of the northern ireland the devolved government which is what they want to give northern ireland a unique voice when it comes to brexit which is something that i think would be very important. neither of us at this stage are contemplating a failure of the talks. certainly i don't see any particular advantage in having another election in northern ireland and i did express a very strong view of the government in ireland that we would not favour a return to direct rule and we would see the good friday agreement continuing to be implemented. what would be a personal recommendation to your fellow european leaders when you meet them in italian as to whether we should progress to stage two of the talks? secondly there have been people
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voting down local property tax people are worried about the effect of the real valuation what it could cause in terms of taxation their homes, can you give any promise guarantee to people that there would be no increase in the valuation of tax on their homes during your tenure? guild when it comes to making a recommendation as to whether sufficient progress has been made, it is too early to say whether thatis made, it is too early to say whether that is a decision that will be made by the 27 european prime ministers, including me, when we meet in brussels in october so we have a bit ofa brussels in october so we have a bit of a way to go yet and i don't think it is right and i don't gilby correct to say at the moment that sufficient progress has been made but it is possible that between now and then it will happen and certainly we will be very much guided by the report that michel barnier will make to the prime ministers and also the report that the european parliament will make
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andi the european parliament will make and i don't think at this stage it is possible to say that sufficient progress has been made but it may well be possible by the end of october when meet in brussels. local property tax and the economy and financial stability, can you reassure people there will be no increase in local economy tax? as you know, local councils have the power to vary the property tax up and down by about 15%. my own local authority in fingal decided to vary downwards only by 10% instead of 15% and thus freeing up about £2 million for housing and homelessness and those of the decisions that local authorities are free to make and local councils have to make those decisions for themselves at local level. one thing i don't envisage andi level. one thing i don't envisage and i don't want to see and we will try to avoid is any sudden hike in property taxes for people in 2019. i don't think revaluations can be put off forever, that is a mistake made
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with commercial rates and it doesn't work either but there has been a significant increase in property values, particularly in the greater dublin area but notjust there, and i certainly don't envisage and nor doi i certainly don't envisage and nor do i want to see a sudden and dramatic hike in property taxes in 2019 so we will be working on a solution to avoid that. thank you. so, having had talks with theresa may the 1st eu leader to visit her since her keynote address in florence last week and which she set out hopes for a post makes a relationship with brussels. the power—sharing assembly were back in action at stormont and they featured in those talks between the two leaders. in terms of brexit, he was askedif leaders. in terms of brexit, he was asked if he felt there had been any progress made following theresa may ‘s speech and he said it was too early to say. he is meeting the
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other eu leaders in italian on thursday and he said that would be the moment when they discuss whether progress has been made, once we have spoken to michel barnier who is talking to david davis in brussels later today. in terms of storm on, he said that the two leaders were in a sachet of space in terms of getting the northern ireland executive up and running again and he said there is so much more that unites us than divides us. an upbeat assessment of those talks and we will be getting more reaction as we talk to mark davenport, our northern ireland political editor, and we will be talking to him later and he is doing downing street to give us his assessment later on. now for our headlines. delegates at the labour party conference have been told they could build a new relationship with the eu if they are in government. they could bring pfi contract back into the public sector. a german
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right—wing party a ft vows to fight an invasion of foreigners into the country an invasion of foreigners into the cou ntry after an invasion of foreigners into the country after winning its first parliamentary seats. in sport, after a year of injury worries for the england back row billy vunipola is out for a further four months and said he would play less rug by four months and said he would play less rugby and be paid less money if it means he avoids burn—out. celtic star striker lee griffiths is named in the scotland squad for next weeks world cup qualifiers against slovakia and slovenia. he is one of six celtic players who have been called up. graham onions will lead the onion —— durham at the end of the season after failing to durham at the end of the season afterfailing to agree durham at the end of the season after failing to agree a new contract with the county. he has been there for 13 years. i will have more on all of those stories just after 2:30pm. the right—wing nationalist party that has stunned germany by winning nearly thirteen per cent of the vote has vowed to fight "an invasion of foreigners" into the country. the anti—immigration party
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alternative for germany, or afd, looks set to gain nearly 100 seats in the german parliament. angela merkel was re—elected as chancellor for a fourth term, but with fewer votes,and faces complex negotiations to form a coalition government. a warning that gavin lee's reports from berlin contains some flashing images there's a new party in town. and they're talking of a revolution in german politics. the afd have emerged in the last four years, they're populist, anti—immigrant, and he isn't, and described as toxic by mainstream german parties. but with 12% of the vote, five million people supporting them, they're now the third biggest party in the bundestag, with a pledge to put german people first. translation: we will hunt them down. we'll hunt mrs merkel down, and we'll take back our country, and our people. but at this morning's press conference, cracks were already showing in the leadership,
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the group's chairwoman frauke petry announcing that she is leaving the party, telling reporters it's the party, telling reporters its rhetoric has become too extreme. this is one of the more deprived parts of berlin. in this eastern district, 20% of voters chose the alternative for germany. people here talk about being left behind, being forgotten, that they're not listened to. and the one issue that keeps coming up here and elsewhere in the country that has led to more people wanting change, is how they perceive angela merkel dealt with the migration crisis. i didn't like angela merkel, because there was no stop in the refugee politics. it was all too quick, and she didn't say, like, ok, we stopped at that and that number. translation: i think we should give the afd a chance to see they are really for the state and everyone. translation: it's ok for people to come to germany when they really need help, but we've got poor people, too.
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angela merkel gives little away. but last night's cdu celebration, she was clear that despite gaining most votes, the fact that 1 million of her supporters opted instead for the afd has disturbed her. translation: we will have to win back those who voted afd by solving their problems, listening to their concerns and fears, and with good politics. this is how votes translate to seats in parliament. six parties will share power in the bundestag with a record number of mps. but for the world's most powerful woman, in europe's richest country, the certainty and stability enjoyed for so long by the so—called miracle merkl machine has been challenged. a surgeon has been stabbed in the neck on his way to a mosque in greater manchester, in a suspected hate crime. dr nasser kurdy was attacked outside the altringham and hale muslim
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association yesterday evening. he was taken to hospital, and has since been discharged. police are questioning two men over the attack, as judith moritz reports. i don't know. he had something in his hand. moments after he was stabbed, this is nasser kurdy inside the mosque where he had gone for prayers. mr kurdy was on his way into the building when he became aware of another man across the road. moments later, he was attacked. so i had to run into the hall and i felt threatened. today, he is recovering at home, and is very thankful to be alive. i remember a heavy blow to the back of my neck. and that was after i've entered the premises. it was a total shock. i genuinely felt he was going to run after me into the mosque and just carry on what he started. it felt that way. the anger that was coming
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across was quite clear to me. greater manchester police are treating the attack as a hate crime but have not classified it as terrorist related. they've arrested two men aged 5a and 32 in connection with it. members of the mosque community say they have experienced some low—level abuse before, but it is unusual here. as a community, we will stand strong, we will. of course it's very important here that we stand together. not just as the muslim community, but as a wider community from altrincham and trafford because that is what we have done in the past. nasser kurdy has been watching the footage of himself after the attack. as an orthopaedic surgeon he was treated in hospital by the medical staff he normally works alongside, and he's very aware that his neck wound could have been a lot worse. there's a lot of vital structures in that area. and some of them can be fatal. there's no two ways about it. some of them can be very disabling.
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lam waiting i am waiting for it to ease up a bit. nasser says he won't be deterred from going to mosque, and has been comforted by the support he has received from people of all faiths. judith moritz, bbc news, altrincham. a 61—year—old woman has been taken to hospital this morning with stab wounds following an incident at a school in scunthorpe in lincolnshire. the woman who is a welfare officer at winterton community academy sustained non—life threatening injuries. a 16—year—old girl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently being questioned by officers. the boss of the taxi service uber has apologised for the mistakes they've made, after the company was refused a new licence to operate in london. transport for london said it had concerns over the company's conduct. uber is appealing against the decision but admitted it had got things wrong. the london mayor, sadiq khan, has said he welcomes the apology and has
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asked tfl to make themselves available to talk to uber. let's speak to our personal finance correspondent simon gompertz. take me on a journey, have we got to where we are? the latest development is from sadiq khan saying that talks should take place. go back to the end of last week and uber was told effectively that it was unfit to have a licence to run minicabs in the capital on the grounds of the way that it reported serious criminal offences and amongst other things also the background checks and the way they were doing —— being done for drivers. uber reacted to that quite strongly and said they thought it was restricting consumer choice to do that and that it was giving a name to london for being anti—innovation and they started a petition, an online petition that has garnered more than 750,000 signatures. a reacted to that saying they were being too aggressive.
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today we got a letter from the world head of hoover who said, as you relate, that he apologised for the m ista kes relate, that he apologised for the mistakes they have made, he said, we have got things wrong. we must also change, as well as challenging this in the courts. it is hisjob change, as well as challenging this in the courts. it is his job to change, as well as challenging this in the courts. it is hisjob to make uber) next chapter and they will work with london to make things right and show humility. on the publication of that letter the mayor has come back and he has said, ok, he has told transport for london that they should meet with the head of uber. he welcomes the apologise that they have acknowledged the issues that uber face in london and even though there isa face in london and even though there is a legal process that will be in place, he has asked tfl to make themselves available to meet with
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him. is thisjust an issue in london 01’ him. is thisjust an issue in london or does uber operate in different cities in the uk? they are separately licensed in other cities of the uk and a wrinkle is that if uber is licensed in manchester they can still carry on plying their trade in london, even if this stopping of the licence was made. of course, it isn't going to be because uber will appeal to the court system while that happens and they will still be able to operate in london so still be able to operate in london so it means that for many months ahead most likely, whatever happens, people will be able to use the service. thank you very much. time for the weather with nick miller. parts of the uk are under cloud this afternoon and patchy rain. exceptions are northern ireland where there are sunny spells. the western fringes of scotla nd spells. the western fringes of scotland are brightening up and wales southwest england may catch the odd shower. parts of lincolnshire and east anglia are also seeing sunshine and elsewhere there is an area of cloud which still produces patchy rain, maybe 15
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degrees here but pleasantly warm where you get to see sunshine. overnight a lot of cloud around. low cloud and health of around. risk of patchy and low level of which may ease in northern ireland later as the breeze starts to pick up and for most of us it is a mild night to come. gray started tuesday with early sunshine hard to come by. many of us will brighten up and gradually see some sunny spells coming through. a few showers to the east of scotland. most places try and pleasa ntly of scotland. most places try and pleasantly warm. this is bbc news. latest headlines: shadow brexit secretary keir starmer confirms that "remaining in a form of customs union with the eu" is a possible aim for labour. germany's right—wing, nationalist afd party vows to fight "an invasion of foreigners" into the country, after winning its first parliamentary seats. london's mayor sadiq khan has asked tfl to make themselves available for talks with uber —
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after the taxi app's ceo apologised for mistakes the company has made. a 16—year—old girl is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder — over the stabbing of a woman at a school in north lincolnshire. time for the sport. hello, good afternoon to you. gordon strachan has named his scotland squad for the world cup qualifying matches next week. no major shocks, lien cooper has been recalled, cammack two is one of six celtic players in the squad. after back—to—back wins against and lithuania malta early in the mud, scotla nd lithuania malta early in the mud, scotland go into the final two matches knowing that victory in both games would all but guarantee a play—off spot. gareth mcauley is backin play—off spot. gareth mcauley is back in the northern ireland's squad for next month's qualifier. he has
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not featured in the teams in the limped off against demi back in june. george saville, john marnoch midfielderjordan jones. fever‘s unexpected new term on poppies as common sense. england, scotland, wales and northern ireland will find for the use of the poppy. they deemed it to be a political symbol. prince william and prime and said theresa may were among those to criticise the ban but were expecting them to change the laws early next month in time for november's international break. mourinho will face no further action following his the vessel on southampton on saturday. the manager was sent off by the referee for stepping onto the pitch in stoppage time during their 1-0 pitch in stoppage time during their 1—0 win. the fa decided no additional action was necessary
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after receiving the referee's report. mourinho received too much bands for separate incidents last season. season. one premier league game to look forward to tonight between arsenal and west bromwich in this match will be very significant for one player in particular, west bromwich builder gareth barry. if selected could break the all—time premier league appearance record aged 36, it will be his successor in 33rd top—flight match, breaking the previous record set by the legend ryan giggs. really proud to reach that number. they go so proud to reach that number. they go so quickly, 20 years ago, i remember my debut really well, so much has happened, ended up getting to this number, my family and myself are so proud to reach a great achievement. you are still out there doing their
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job but when you are hanging up your boots, you will look back and realise to reach that number was fantastic. what an achievement by gareth barry. england's billy vunipola has said he is worn down having picked up yet another injury which will keep it out of the game until the new year. he missed the lions tour this summer, he will be out now as the autumn internationals. he told the bbc before his latest knock that the co nsta nt bbc before his latest knock that the constant injuries are getting him down and that he will take a pay cut to avoid burn—out. 32 games as a lot. do you want people to do it alljust smash it or just smashing's? i did not enjoy being on the surgery table 42 times in the year. if someone said you we will take five games this season but you have got to take a pay cut, giving players would go along with that? if someone said that, i would say yes. graeme onions will leave
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durham at the end of the season. he has failed to agree a new contract after 13 years with the club. the two parties could not agree terms on a two—year extension with the second—year conditional on the series injury in year one. that is all the sport vote now. i will have more in the next hour. they met the downing street, he said it was important the uk government does not want any form of physical border between ireland and northern ireland after brexit. let's go to one northern ireland's political editor. two issues of course, both very important, brexit being one and the attempts to get stormont back up and running the other. the two issues dominated the working lunch and when leo came up and talk to assess short time ago he was exaggerating the positives, the uk and ireland as one and wanting to
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see the stormont administration put back together or one and wanting to see the continuation of the common travel area which allows irish and british citizens to move freely between the two islands and not wanting to have any kind hard border but on the crucial issue of brexit, he was not prepared to go, if you like, that extra step and actually say that the uk has made sufficient progress to move the brexit negotiations on to another stage. 27 other leaders that he needs to talk to that than he is doing that. yes, he's going to be meeting them, he wants to discuss the situation in the wake of theresa may's foreign speech with them. either they will be important what they have to say, also important what the eu's chief negotiator michel barnier has this day. at that stage, i think you would say it is premature for the irish, too, come out on its own and say, yes, we think there is sufficient progress being made by
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theresa may to move the brexit negotiations on to discussing the future trading relationship between the uk and the eu. he'sjust at future trading relationship between the uk and the eu. he's just at this stage saying that we need more specifics. he is not writing things off completely. maybe there can be sufficient progress made before then. what is the feeling about getting power—sharing back in action? is that still positive generally? the two prime ministers say that they are good to be working forward on this, leo varadkar ruled out all the other options such as a fresh election, such as going to direct rule. over the course of the weekend, some sort of warm words from the two main parties in northern ireland, the democratic unionists and sinn fein, the deadlock between them have lasted basically for the entirety of this year and we have still to see any specifics on a compromise which would allow them to overcome their differences, particularly on a crunch issue which is to do with
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each legislation,. mark, thank you very much. voting has begun in a controversial referendum on independence for iraqi kurdistan — despite opposition from the government in baghdad. the iraqi prime minister, haider al abadi has said he will take all necessary measures to protect iraqi unity. the result is expected to be a comfortable majority in favour of independence. our middle east correspondent, orla guerin, reports from northern iraq. generations of struggle and decades of prosecution have brought the kurds to death. the last rally before the independence referendum, the outcome not in doubt. —— brought the outcome not in doubt. —— brought the kurds to this. strong support much by strong opposition nearly everywhere else, especially in baghdad. the prime minister haider al abadi warning in a televised address that anyone who plays with
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iraq would suffer the consequences. translation: taking a unilateral step which could affect the integrity of iraq and its people and the whole region is not accepted. the kurdish referendum is against the iraqi constitution. we will not accept the referendum or its results. but even as his boat, the kurdish leader was giving a defined news conference. the iraqi flag still behind but not so long. he played down the risk of a new conflict in the middle east. do you accept that whatever your intentions, there is a risk that this referendum will spark violent confrontation, either with a rock or with your neighbours or perhaps both? —— iraq. with your neighbours or perhaps both? -- iraq. translation:
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with your neighbours or perhaps both? —— iraq. translation: we do not think the others will initially that. we will be very patient, we believe that violence is not going to answer any solution on the contrary, is going to contradict the situation. plenty complicated already. these are turkish tanks near the border of the kurdish region. it is a military exercise but also a clear message. turkey which has a kurdish minority of its own says the referendum is a terrible mistake. but the kurds believe the arc of history is bending their way and whatever the risks, there can be no going back. president trump has refused to back down in his ongoing public row with some of america's most famous sports stars. he has repeatedly said they should be sacked for kneeling during the national anthem as a protest at racism in the united states. a number of american football players playing at wembley yesterday defied him and knelt
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down in protest. adina campbell reports. delivering a defiant message against donald trump, nfl players on both sides of the atlantic kneeling in a show of unity, in a wave of weekend protests against racial injustice and police violence. it's beyond politics, it's about being a human being, and having dignity, and compassion for other human beings, regardless of their race and gender. there is inequality out there. there isn't liberty and justice for all. this was london's wembley stadium yesterday, some of america's most famous and highly paid sports stars refusing to stand during the star—spangled banner. they decided to take action, triggered by donald trump's controversial comments on twitter, calling for players who take a knee to be fired. this has nothing to do with race, or anything else. this has to do with respect.
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and respect for ourflag. these latest protests are the biggest of their kind since they began last year. they were started by nfl player colin kaepernick, who refused to stand during the national anthem, in protest against police brutality and the treatment of black americans. but critics believe sport and politics shouldn't mix. they're being paid to do a job. they're not paid to come there and let their personal issues that they care about be known. surely, these athletes are entitled to have their own opinion, have their own political stance on what they believe in. please do it on twitter, please do it on your facebook page, do not do it on the field. fans are divided. the president has bigger things, biggerfish to fry. he needs to handle his worldly affairs, and let us handle this as fans, and as owners and players. it's not something that i like, but if they want to do it,
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that's fine. i'm driving up from charlotte, north carolina to watch this game. if these guys start taking a knee and not standing up for the flag, i'll quit coming. what started off as a limited protest has now spiralled with president trump's comments proving to be deeply divisive in one of the world's most powerful sports. adina campbell, bbc news. the nhs in england has admitted that "it's been asleep" to the dangers of a little—known condition called dia—bulimia. it's an eating disorder, where young people with type one diabetes purposely miss essential insulin injections, in order to control their weight. it's been described as a hidden illness, as people affected by it can have a normal body size, but be suffering the effects of the disease. bbc newsbeat‘s tracy ollerenshaw has been to meet one young woman who is now in recovery — a warning that you might find some of the the images in her report distressing. becky lives daily with the consequences of diabulimia. so the reason i walk with crutches at the moment
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is because of the damage that i've done to my feet. the surgeon at the time was, like, "yeah, your bone is actually like honeycomb and mush, and it's kind of dissolving it." hard to think that these things are going to be with me for life. she was diagnosed with type one diabetes aged 19. it's not the lifestyle—related type, but an autoimmune disease, controllable if you take regular insulin injections. but becky stopped doing that. she restricted the amount of insulin she took to lose weight. doing this has no official name, but it's become known as diabulimia. it's a dangerous game to start. and once you start it, you kind of get obsessed with it. becky was admitted to hospital when her weight became critical. the next image is shocking. that was the first or second night that i was in, that one. i got tubed, because i wasn't able to physically eat. it's a good reminder of where i don't want to be. becky was lucky that she found support in aberdeen, one of very few hospitals
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which combined treating an eating disorder with insulin abuse. charityjdrf estimates there are 60,000 15 to 30—year—olds living with type one diabetes in the uk. and experts believe one in three of those may abuse their insulin to control their weight. the uk's first ever outpatient clinic specifically for people with diabulimia has been running here at kings college hospital for a year. they're treating a0 patients, and they tell us that a quarter of them are getting better. but this is just one service in one part of the country, and experts and sufferers say more needs to be done. i think people are waking up to it. you know, we have been asleep, no doubt, but we are waking up. there's some to do, but we will get there. nhs england says 70 new community eating disorder teams will be set up and running by the end this year. now becky's in recovery, she's injecting her insulin regularly, and working on improving physical
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disabilities that her diabulimia has left her with. i think to get a range of movement back in my feet, so that walking will be easier, so i can actually go and do things that i enjoy, like going on a bike! tracey ollerenshaw, bbc news. and you can get advice and information, and watch the documentary diabulimia: the world's most dangerous eating disorder, on bbc three's iplayer channel now. the headlines: keir starmer said labour could build a new single market relationship with the eu if it were in government. they have also said they were a view contract signed under the private finance initiative and could bring them back into the public sector. germany's right—wing nationalists afd bites dilemma vows to fight a
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wave of in the marshes into the country wave of in the marshes into the cou ntry after wave of in the marshes into the country after winning its first parliamentary seats. now the business news. labour says it will bring in laws to limit the amount of interest that can be charged on credit card debts — if it wins the next election. under the changes, nobody would pay more in interest than they had originally borrowed. the boss of taxi hailing app, uber, has apologised for what he calls "mistakes" — and has pledged to appeal against london's decision to revoke its operating licence. london's mayor sadiq khan says uber is putting "unfair pressure" on transport for london, with an "army" of pr experts and lawyers. it's good news, bad news for aldi. it's had record sales in the uk and ireland. but profits have dropped 17% to around £211 million. it's because of the fierce price war between supermarkets. let's cross to america now, where the battle over low pay has ta ken another turn.
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the giant retailer target says its going to raise its hourly minimum wage to $11 an hour. it's the third year in a row the company has given a rise to its lowest paid workers. michelle fleury joins me from the floor of the new york stick exchange. —— stock. how much is political pressure played in this decision? the movement started seven years ago, use or fast food workers organising a child or logo, fight for 15, that seemed like a capture a mood. it was a cry that was picked up by bernie sanders who called for a minimum wage of $15 an hour, you started to see some movement in that direction, target started to rise its wage, some states also increased their minimum wage. so far, overall, the progress has been fairly uneven and
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i think that what's make today's announcement from target notable. they are saying they're going to increase wages to $11 an hour, notable not just because increase wages to $11 an hour, notable notjust because it is for current employees but includes seasonal workers that are taking on to the holiday shopping season. the other thing is they heard, the target is to reach $15 an hour by 2020. do we think this will have an influence on other big employees around the country? people have started referencing walmart and saying there has traditionally been a rivalry, where they keep a close eye on what the other one is doing in terms of what they pay their staff will stop walmart had increased wages several years ago, target followed suit. in the past, when target had done these moves, it had not announced it to a big fa nfa re. had not announced it to a big fanfare. clearly they want to make a big point, the ceo said they wanted
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to make a declarative statement that they were doing this, their commitment and i think will be interesting to see how walmart response, whether or not that accelerates their plans to reach $15 an hour. thank you very much. sales for tarmac rose last year. —— aldi. matthew barnes is the boss, he was asked why profits are down. we invested a huge added to keeping our price is the lowest in the sector. we viewed up position very much of contract with our customers and whatever happens and whatever challenges arise, we maintain price 93p- challenges arise, we maintain price gap. the lowest price in the grocery
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sector. the boss of aldi there. the british computer chip maker, imagination technologies says its reached a deal to be sold to the chinese—backed firm canyon bridge capital. this makes it the latest uk chip maker to be bought by a foreign investor. britain has to boost power generation by around a quarter if it's to meet demand for electric cars and electric heating. that's according to scottishpower — which says much more investment is needed to handle the rapid charging of car batteries. unilever has agreed to buy the cosmetics firm carver korea for £2 billion from a group led by goldman sachs. unilever says carver is the fastest—growing skincare business in south korea. let's have a quick look at the markets. losses on the ftse, the banking sector are not doing very well at all. better news in germany where the markets are relieved about the general elections there. here in the general elections there. here in the uk, shares in
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shares in imagination technologies have jumped 30% — that's after news that's after news that its about to be bought. earlier this year its shares lost 60% after it was dropped by its main customer apple. the euro slipped after germany's election result. the pound was stable against the dollar. that as it for me. around 50,000 people have fled their homes on the indonesian island of bali — amid fears that a volcano could erupt for the first time in half a century. the evacuations come after two days of heightened seismic activity. tim allman reports. it looks relatively peaceful — but it seems mount agung may be waking up. increased seismic activity has sent tremors through the area. a warning that this volcano may soon erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. translation: this morning — we observed sulphuric smoke spewing from the crater and we've never seen this before. this smoke spewed from the crater
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about 200 metres high. to protect the public an exclusion zone has been put in place — and thousands have been told to leave their homes. they are given food and shelter, no chances are being taken, the last time the volcano erupted — more than a thousand people were killed. others gather at local temples, hoping for some divine intervention. save this village, said this man. i hope god will protect and always save this village from the volcano. officials have urged the public to remain calm — but they admit there is no way to predict if and when the eruption will come. tim allman, bbc news. a man has been rescued afterfalling fifty feet down a disused mineshaft in west cornwall. police say the man had been with a walking group on a coastal path when he fell down a "very black hole", and got trapped on a ledge. it took emergency services six
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hours to rescue him. sophie long reports. the painstaking operation to reach and rescue an injured man some 50 feet underground. it's thought the man, who is believed to be in his 50s, was walking along the coast path in west cornwall, when he wandered into a horizontal mine entrance. about 25 metres in, he suddenly shot down the shaft, a ledge, breaking his fall, and his pelvis, more than 15 metres down. members of his walking group alerted the emergency services, and a multi—agency rescue was activated. it wasn't long before he could see the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel. but it was some hours before a paramedic and technical rescue supervisor were able to reach him. the critical concern at this point, not his injuries, but the passage of time, and the temperature. we recognise, obviously,
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being down there for a while, hypothermia quickly does set in, especially when somebody is shocked. so quickly, we made verbal contact, which is also reassuring, and then we got blankets and also watered down to the casualty. again, really giving them that vital life—saving requirements before, obviously, extricating them. after hours of waiting, cold, alone and in pain, the complicated operation to get him out. after an ordeal lasting some six hours, he was finally winched to safety, and airlifted to hospital, suffering from a broken pelvis, and the effects of hypothermia. sophie long, bbc news. the headlines are coming up at
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three. cloudy and down, some sunshine for northern ireland. lingering fog patches into the first part of the afternoon. around 35mm is, and inch of rain fell here overnight. norwich, broken up into some sunny spells. three zones of weather, you can pick up on the satellite picture here, sunny spells to the west, the zone of cloud and patchy rain and just into easternmost parts of england, a bit of sunshine. nothing changing really through the afternoon, you keep what you have got because this weather front is not moving. if you are underneath this, it is notjust cloudy but damp. mostly light rain and drizzle. four o'clock that afternoon, start off with a bit of sunshine, south—west england into wales, maybe the odd shower popping up. into our cloudy and dump them, not quite as wet as it was this morning. eastern most parts of england, a little bit of sunshine here now, northern
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england and up through central and eastern scotland, cloudy, damp spring. northern ireland, the last of the fog clearing, a good deal of sunshine, western fringes of scotla nd sunshine, western fringes of scotland seeing some sunny spells, maybe a bit of low cloud lingering near the coast. nothing changing in a great deal in a hurry tonight, cloudy dumpling made fish a little bit further west, a of drizzle. hill foreground, clear for a period bit further west, a of drizzle. hill foreground, clearfor a period of time, a bit of patchy low—level fog as well. mist the commerce fairly mild night to come, ten — 1a celsius. not much blue sky to start the day tomorrow, a lot of cloud around, gradually things will brighten up, a few sunny spells coming through, most places stage right, easternmost part of scotland, north—east england may pick up the odd shower. one or two in the east anglia and into the south—east stray one preps for wales and south—west england. fairly pleasant again where you get to see some sunshine. looking ahead to wednesday, a weather system starting to approach
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from the atlantic without freshening wind. some are bring heading towards northern ireland, wales and south—west england. wednesday night and into thursday, the shins it way eastward. a bit of a gap and then another weather system gradually coming to the west on friday. this is bbc news and these are the headlines at two. delegates at the labour party conference are told the party could build a new single market relationship with the eu if it were in government. we are acting for the national interest, not political gain. labour also says it would review contracts signed into the public sector. germany's right—wing, nationalist afd party vows to fight "an invasion of foreigners" into the country,
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