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this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at lipm: #0h # 0h jeremy corbyn. # 0h jeremy corbyn. #jeremy # 0h jeremy corbyn. # jeremy corbyn's, jeremy corbyn. after an enthusiastic welcome in the conference hall, jeremy corbyn tells supporters in brighton that — despite the election loss — labour stands on the threshold of power. yes, we didn't do quite well enough and we remain in opposition for now, but we've become a government in waiting. a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car at portishead near bristol. the government warns boeing its behaviour in a trade dispute that threatens thousands ofjobs in northern ireland could jeopardise future contracts. also in the next hour, more misery for ryanair passengers. the airline says it's cancelling an extra 18,000 flights in a move that will affect another 400,000 travellers.
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measles has effectively been eliminated in the uk for the first time, according to the world health organization. and the rumbling volcano on the island of bali threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. jeremy corbyn has told delegates at his party conference that labour is "ready for government" and "on the threshold of power". in a rousing speech in brighton, the labour leader said his party is ready to tackle inequality and rebuild the nhs. he also promised sweeping changes to social housing and tenants‘ rights if he wins power. our political correspondent iain watson reports. he's getting quite used to the adulation, though he doesn't yet have a grip on power.
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but he says labour is a government in waiting. and waiting is exactly what his supporters were prepared to do, queueing up to hear his speech. applause. his new familiar theme tune rang out gci’oss his new familiar theme tune rang out across the hall. # 0h, across the hall. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # 0h, # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # 0h, # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # 0h, # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # 0h, # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # 0h, jeremy corbyn. thank you. even thank you. when # 0h, jeremy corbyn. thank you. even when tony blair was at the peak of his popularity two decades ago, politics wasn't this personal, but jeremy corbyn wouldn't see this as some kind of political cult, he
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thinks his brand of labour politics is in the mainstream. my message to the whole country could not be clearer, labour is ready. we are ready and the tories are clearly not. laughter they're certainly not strong. laughter and they're definitely not stable. applause he said the loss of a conservative majority had led to a series of u—turns and as he listed them, his supporters cheered each one and he called for one more, the abolition of tuition fees. and labour was the party of unity, bringing generations and communities together. rather than pitting young and old against each other which is what the tories did. labour's own divisions in the eu were displayed this week, but jeremy corbyn attacked what he called the conservatives brexit bungling. sol bungling. so i have a simple message to the
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cabinet — for britain's sake pull yourself together or make way. applause labour is the only party that can bring together those who voted leave and those who backed remain and unite the country for a future beyond brexit. his crit yment of the conservatives became harsher when he mentioned the tragedy of grenfell tower. the disdain for the pou wi rless tower. the disdain for the pou wirless and the poor made our society more brutal and less caring. now that degraded regime has a tragic monument, the chilling wreckage of grenfell tower. he launched a review of social housing and said tenants would be fully consulted when their estates are to be redofld and he pledged to make private renting more affordable too. rent controls exist in many cities across the world and i want our cities to have those powers too and te na nts to
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cities to have those powers too and tenants to have those protections. and he planned another intervention into the property market. we also need to tax undeveloped land held by developers. applause and then he moved from property to his policies for the public sector, it is always easy to get a cheer in the conference speech in you mention the conference speech in you mention the emergency services, butjeremy corbyn linked his praise to the issue of pay. everyone praises them. everyone praises them. but it's labour that values them and is prepared... and is prepared to give them the pay rise they deserve and protect the services they provide. jeremy corbyn doesn't believe the centre ground of politics is in a fixed spot. he wants to build a consensus for more radical policies, but he said more work was needed to turn labour's ideas into action. but he said more work was needed to turn labour's ideas into actionlj hope we've left our own divisions behind, but we must make our unity
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practical. we know we're campaign ready. we must be government ready too. applause applause a standing ovation was always guaranteed, but as jeremy corbyn aspires to government, his policies will now have to stand up to even greater scrutiny. our chief political correspondent vicky young is in brighton and sent us this. a real sense of optimism and a lot of talk about the personal following he seems to have and when he walked out to make the speech i was thinking her not going to let him speak because they were so enthused and chanting. we can have a listen to the reception he got before he started speaking. # 0h, started speaking. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # 0h, # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # 0h, # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn.
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# 0h, # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. # 0h, # oh, jeremy corbyn. # oh, jeremy corbyn. applause so sounding almost like a football crowd there, greeting him and of course, all the way through that long speech, you know, a lot of applause. so not really a surprise that they loved what he had to say, the question though is whether jeremy corbyn is right and that the centre ground is moving and moving towards him and his policies. let's discuss this more. i'm joined by lucy fisher from the time and george eaton from the new statesman. we we re eaton from the new statesman. we were listening to the khanning around jeremy corbyn. it has been like that all week. do you think there is any concern that it blinds people to any criticism? there is that concern. people have started singing the names of the other front bench labour mps, emily thornbury got a chant and john mcdonnell had his name chanted so there is some sense in which the personality cult might be diversifying a little bit, but i think thatjeremy corbyn, his
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personal appeal does mean that perhaps some of his supporters are perhaps some of his supporters are perhaps a bit softer on him on some of the things like the anti—semitism i’ow of the things like the anti—semitism row that threatened to overshadow the conference, they forgive him because they don't believe he could condone such abuse. labour haven't had it all their own way, the anti—semitism row, but they have got anti—semitism row, but they have got a lot of their policies across, haven't he? they? do you think they will be pleased the first was to show that the party is united around jeremy corbyn's leadership in contrast to the first two years and thenl contrast to the first two years and then i think to create a sense of a party that has power within its reach and that would relish the chance to govern and to introduce policies very different from those the conservatives advocated and i thinkjeremy corbyn's speech got that message across today. the charge that's often been used against him in the past is that he isa against him in the past is that he is a protest leader. he's not
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concerned about winning power in the country, he wants to win power within the party. and i think today he did sound more like a prime minister in waiting than he ever has before. let's speak to the political commentator lance price who was director of communications for the labour party between 1998 and 2001. he's in our westminster studio. so comparisons with the labour party conference and a football crowd, this cult ofjeremy corbyn is that what is going on here? well, there is certainly a bit of that. i was in brighton earlier in the week and there is an amazingly enthusiastic sense amongst the membership that it's completely genuine. they love the guy. and you saw that in the reception that he received today. he was basking in it. he was obviously enjoying it. he was a much more self—confident leader than we have seen self—confident leader than we have seen and certainly during a leader's speech like this. he has been a bit unsure of himself in the past, but he was much more confident today and he was much more confident today and he feels that he has got a certainly
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what appears to be, whether the reality is dimp, a united party behind him. not the sort of atmosphere you would expect months after they lost a general election? that's what disturbed me about it. it was like a pre—election rally, a party gearing itself up for a general election. rather than a party that's just lost the general election. i think some of the enthusiasm and some of the momentum behind the politics in brighton this week has been predicated on the false assumption that the tory government is about to collapse and there is going to be a general election soon that propelsjeremy corbyn into nenl. i think that's very unlikely to happen. simply because the conservatives do have their alliance with the democratic unionist party and there is no reason, no matter how divided they maybe amongst themselves that they're going to hand power on a plate to jeremy corbyn they're going to hand power on a plate tojeremy corbyn and the labour party. when he says, "we are the political mainstream." do you agree that perhaps the political
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movement has moved generally left? well, i'm not sure that the case has been made for that. certainly, politics is much more fluid and i think it's very hard to say what the political mainstream means anymore. brexit is one reason or the referendum is one reason for that in that it has divided the country and the country remains divided over that, but you could argue that the leave winning the brexit referendum is evidence that the gravity has moved in the other direction, away from the values that the labour party stands for. jeremy corbyn and his leadership team are making a mistake if they think in the 2017 general election 13 million people voted for socialism and the way toen sure that you get the extra votes you need in order to form a government is to have more socialism and that people have suddenly gone back to believing that public ownership is the answer to all the nation's economic ills. for example, there was a lot in the speech that
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suggested that public ownership was good. public was good, private was bad and i'm not sure where the public are either. perhaps the message he wanted to get across was one of competence and if there is one of competence and if there is one other word that might apply to the delegates adds they head home, it is one of hope? enthusiasm, definitely and a party that's energised and prepared to go out there and do the work to try and win an election. we saw in spades during the general election campaign earlier in the year and that's why jeremy corbyn was able to go to brighton this week with an emboldened party and with a lot more mps when people including myself we re mps when people including myself were expecting labour to did badly and to lose mps at the last election. they won 20 odd mps at the last election. they need to win another 60, three times as many of the next election to be in a position to form a government with a maiority. that's a huge task and i just felt there was too much self
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congratulation and not nfu self analysis. when you leave the studio, will you ask them to replace the chair because it seems to be sinking a bit! maybe it is me. maybe you are nice and relaxed. that's fine. i'll sit up straight. that's good news, it saved us some money! lance, thank you very much. a couple of lines from the defence secretary who is talking about boeing and its decision to take on bombardier, the northern ireland company and we're just hearing that the defence secretary sir michael fallon said that boeing is expected to bid for two future contracts. this follows a threat from sir michael fallon earlier that its decision to take on bombardier might be affecting future government decision on future contracts. he ruled out orders for a spy plane. so, a u—turn apparent u—turn by the
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defence secretary who is saying at the moment he has ruled out cancelling any orders with boeing for a spy plane and 60 helicopters and other contracts. we will be looking more into that and getting more reaction later on. a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car near bristol. the shooting happened just off a junction of the m5 near portishead. police say the shooting is not terror related. jon kay reports. intense police activity on a road that normally carries commuter traffic onto the m5 and into bristol. with what appeared to be bullet holes in a car window. it was during rush hour this morning at 9.30am, that eyewitnesses say marked and unmarked police vehicles surrounded a red saloon car here, and that a number of shots were fired. i came up to officers on the dual carriageway this morning, stopping the traffic. at first, i thought that it was someone getting turned around, or something in the road.
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i looked down, i looked up, there were five or six shots fired, and the officers standing there, the window was all smashed, and they dragged him from the vehicle. as i drove back later, i could see there was a helicopter that had landed and the road was completely closed off by then. avon and somerset police say this is a fast moving incident, which has now been referred to the independent police complaints commission. eyewitnesses say paramedic teams were on the scene within minutes with the air ambulance landing nearby. this afternoon police investigators, including forensic teams, are analysing the road, drivers have been told to avoid the area. our reporter sally challoner can join us live from the scene now. sincejon kay since jon kay filed that sincejon kay filed that report, the police confirmed it wasn't a terror related incident, but they are not
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telling us what kind of incident this is. they have been quiet about it. we are getting information from eyewitnesses who were either caught up eyewitnesses who were either caught up in it or heard gunshots. the police put up this big, red, green screen so we police put up this big, red, green screen so we can't see what's going on behind there, but i can tell you the police are still there and forensics teams are still there and that red car that's at the centre of this is still there and a police truck arrived about the big arc lights, it is looking like they are going to stay here into the night. the road is still closed. big problems around bristol. thank you. merseyside police are looking for a man who walked into a nursery school this morning, carrying what looked like a gun. the man is believed to have entered the childsplay nursery in the wavertree area of liverpool, before leaving with a second man on a motorcycle. detectives say he was looking for another man, who is not a member of staff. the headlines. jeremy corbyn tells his party conference that labour is the political mainstream and is ready for government. a man has died after armed police
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opened fire on a carjust off the m5 at portishead near bristol. the government warns boeing its behaviour in a trade dispute that threatens thousands ofjobs in northern ireland could jeopardise future contracts. 176 for evin lewis. england need to chase down 357 if they are to chase the series. brighton striker tomer hemed will serve a three—match ban after a retrospective violent conduct charge from the fa. and britain's kyle edmund is out of the chungdu open after losing to americanjared donaldson in three sets in the second round. i will be back with more just after a.30pm. the defence secretary, sir michael fallon, has warned boeing that future defence contracts with the american aerospace company
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could be jeopardised because of a trade dispute over its rival bombardier — the biggest employer in northern ireland. the united states has opted to impose a huge tax on jets being made by bombardier after boeing claimed they were receiving unfair state subsidies from the uk and canada. the defence secretary, sir michael fallon, has warned our ireland correspondent chris page reports from belfast. workers in northern ireland are caught up in a north american trade dispute, and just before midnight, they received worrying news from washington. the us department of commerce has ruled that importers of this plane, the bombadier c—series will pay tariffs of 220%. delta airlines placed an order last year for 125 of the jets. but boeing complained that financial help from the british and canadian governments has enabled bombadier to sell the c—series for less than the cost to build. bombadier says the ruling is absurd. it's disappointing, but we know that the next phase of the process is to examine the facts, and to determine whether or not boeing has been harmed. now, we know boeing didn't participate on the delta order,
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they abandoned that market years ago, so it's hard to see how there could be any harm. if the planes achieve the expected demand, it means a lot of employment in ulster. there's been a long history aircraft manufacturing on this site, and selling the planes made here has often been critical to northern ireland's economy. bombadier bought short brothers almost a0 years ago. last year, it paid £158 million in wages, and accounts for over 8% of all of northern ireland's exports. and its source parts and services from 800 companies in the uk and ireland. bombadier has more than 4,000 employees here, around a quarter of them work on flagship c—series project. the wings for the plane are made in this factory. the prime minister has raised the issue with president trump in the last few weeks. the defence secretary on a visit to belfast today had a strong warning for boeing. this is not the kind of behaviour we expect from a long—term partner, and i've made that very clear to boeing when i met them earlier in the summer.
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and i've also made very clear to the new united states ambassador in london, this is not behaviour we expect of boeing, and could indeed jeopardise our future relationship with boeing. although the ruling in america has caused huge concern, it is a preliminary decision. us trade authorities will give theirfinal verdict early next year. emma little—pengelly is the dup spokesperson for international trade. she's in our westminster studio. worrying times for sure, what more do you want to hear from worrying times for sure, what more do you want to hearfrom sir worrying times for sure, what more do you want to hear from sir michael fallon? this was a deeply disappointing, but not surprising in the context of what has been happening and perhaps an indication towards a more protectionist regime in the united states of america and. we have over the summer and into the
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autumn been in talks with the government at all levels, but at the highest level we have spoken to the prime minister as you have indicated in that report, the prime minister has been speaking to president trump and prime minister trudeau on this issue. it is a very, very serious issue. it is a very, very serious issue for northern ireland and we will continue to everything that we can to get this preliminary decision because it is still only a preliminary decision, but to make sure that doesn't become the final decision. just in the last few minutes sir michael fallon ruling out cancelling orders for nine spy planes and 60 helicopters over the i’ow. planes and 60 helicopters over the row. he says that boeing is expected to bid for at least two other contracts. what message do you think you should be sending to sir michael fallon about those? i think first of all, there needs to be a clear message to boeing that boeing need to ta ke message to boeing that boeing need to take a hard look at what they are doing, the tactics that they are deploying in relation to this. i don't think it is in their favour to don't think it is in their favour to do that. all companies, of course, benefit from international trade, boeing bids into other contracts
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outside of the united states of america and wins many of the contracts and therefore, to try to in relation to this particular issue look towards protectionism in order to give some commercial advantage is simply not on and i think that's the message that's been sent very clearly by sir michael fallon today and we would urge him to keep a very strong line in relation to this matter. whilst the decision may not come as a huge surprise, perhaps the punishment did? yes, quite frankly an appalling tariff over 200%, very, very clearly, the signal being sent out is that they don't want this contract out is that they don't want this co ntra ct to out is that they don't want this contract to continue. they're trying to put off a commercial pom pet for of boeing and in relation to the core principle of free trade, that's not on. i don't know how far the dup will take this. given your unique relationship with the government at the moment, is this something you would like to push on a harder basis with the prime minister perhaps in
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well, we have been pushing this very, very hard. we will continue to do that. bombardier is a huge employer in northern ireland. very, very important, but also, the fact that the c—series in particular in terms of the work that bombardier does has a particular relevance in terms of belfast. it employs thousands of people. in terms of wages, brought into northern ireland, we are talking in around £200 million per annum. ireland, we are talking in around £200 million perannum. so ireland, we are talking in around £200 million per annum. so there is a huge ramification for northern ireland if this preliminary decision stands. so therefore, we will be doing everything that we can to press the prime minister and we do believe the prime minister has been listening to what we have been saying about the importance of this, not only to northern ireland, but for the united kingdom, so we will continue to press her and to do everything that we can to try to secure those jobs and secure the future of the c—series and bombardier. emma little—pengelly, thank you. ryanair has announced that it will extend its current daily flight
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cancellations until next march. europe's biggest airline had already cancelled as many as 50 flights a day throughout the end of september and into october after the airline's boss, michael o'leary, admitted a "significant management failure" in scheduling pilots' leave. we're now hearing the cancellations will go on into next year. well, our correspondent, simon gompertz has been following the latest developments. ryanair has announced that it will extend its current daily flight if you talk to ryanair this is them solving their problem, they say they will now eliminate all risk of further flight cancellations. by cancelling the flights? but if you look at it from the passengers point of view, it is in a swoop, creating another 400,000 annoyed people because their particularjourneys have been cancelled. and it involves suspending 34 routes over this period from november to march. so i have been looking at the list and important routes like london to edinburgh, london to glasgow from sta nsted airport. other flights from edinburgh and glasgow, some from newcastle and a number between different
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continental european cities. what's going on here? are they looking at the response to their previous announcements and seen people are still booking flights. go money talks, a cheap flight is a cheap flight. the reputational damage is not as bad as was feared for them? it is an indication that the problem is slightly more deep seated. you can't solve it by cancelling the 50 flights a day over the six—week period that we are in. it's spilling into the months afterwards. they have got to do something about it. there has been an inkling about this and they need to tell the passengers about it. if not only because for financial reasons because if they give more than two weeks notice, then they're not liable to pay that compensation of about £200 per passenger, per flight, that european law requires. what they have done to try to soften the blow is to give people vouchers which should cover the cost of an extra flight.
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so you won't only be able to rebook and get your money back if you want to, if you're one of the new 400,000 flights that have been cancelled between november and march, but they are sending you a voucher which will be worth 40 euros for each leg of the flight, so 80 if you have a return, and they say that's more than the average price of one of their flights so it is like a free flight voucher and the people who are cancelled at the moment, this six—week period to the end of november, they are getting that as well. simon gompertz there. more than 75,000 people have now been moved from their homes on the indonesian island of bali, as a volcano there threatens to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. a 12 kilometre exclusion zone is now in force around mount agung, after more than 500 tremors were detected on monday. our correspondent hywel griffith reports from bali. forced to flee their homes, these are just some of the 80,000 balinese people waiting for nature to take its course. no one can tell them
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if or when an eruption will come, but the risk is just too great for them to remain in their villages. the wait creates fear and frustration. translation: i'm bored spending days and days here. at home, i can work, i have my cows and chickens to take care of. it hurts that my home has been abandoned. this sports centre is just one of nearly 400,000 evacuation of nearly 400 evacuation centres around the island. people are sleeping on gym mats mattresses, whatever they can find to be comfortable. they could be in for a long wait — no one knows if an eruption comes whether it will take hours, days, or maybe even weeks. mount agung is a sacred site for the balinese. people face towards it as they pray, but the threat of an eruption risks ending lives and livelihoods. translation: i'm scared, really scared, as the volcano is going to erupt. i am still waiting for the latest
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news from the government. i am a construction worker. because of the news that said the volcano will erupt, the head of our construction site said to shut down and didn't tell us when to start again, so i am unemployed. for others on the island, volcanic activity is keeping them busy. hundreds of earthquakes have been measured each day. today brought the strongest yet. but experts can only say the eruption is imminent. while one part of the island is in natural disaster mode, another tries to continue as normal. tourist flights are still arriving. without them, bali would lose its biggest industry. and so everyone is braced for what the next days will bring. measles has been eliminated in the uk for the first time, say global health leaders. the disease was nearly eradicated in the 1990s but the mmr scandal saw vaccination rates plunge. health officials said rates have now reached the recommended 95% coverage level in five—year—olds. let's have a look at the weather.
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sarah keith—lucas. it has been a day of contrast. warm sunshine in the east, but a weather front bringing cloud and rain towards the west. over the next few hours we will keep the sunnier spells over eastern scotland, in the evening, you will see the rain band working eastwards across all parts of the country for a time with clearer skies moving in across northern ireland and the south—west of england. fresher here, but mild in the east. during the day tomorrow, we will lose the weather front from eastern england. it will linger across the north—east of scotland, particular lick for the northern isles, but elsewhere, higher pressure builds in tomorrow. a much improved day across western areas. sunny spells. 15 to 20 celsius, not as warm and muggy as it is today. as we move through thursday night and into friday, another band of wet and windy
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weather works its way from west to east. it looks like it will peter out. it will be followed by a return to sunshine, a few scattered showers and not as warm as today, temperatures around about 14 to 19 celsius. this is bbc news. the headlines: jeremy corbyn has told the labour party conference that the party is ready for government. closing the conference in brighton, he said people's views were changing, leaving his party as the "real centre of gravity". a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car near bristol. police say they have informed the independent police complaints commission. the defence secretary sir michael fallon has warned boeing its trade dispute with bombardier could jeopardise future defence contracts with the uk government. ryanair has said it's cancelling an extra 18,000 flights, with another 400,000 travellers set to be affected. time for the sport.
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good afternoon. england will need a big score if they are to take victory against the west indies in the fourth one—day international at the oval. lewis is the man who has been dominating for the man who has been dominating for the west indies. chris woakes took three wickets but england will need a massive 357 victory. no ben stokes at the oval today. but he has been included in the ashes squad for the winter series in australia. there are because for vince and
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balla nce there are because for vince and ballance but no place for mark wood who is out with injury. what you need when you go to australia is a clear run through of exactly what is happening. there are issues with the side. they are not sure who their tvs . side. they are not sure who their tvs. there are no issues with the best player. everything that could go wrong is going wrong. you have to do what we used to do with ian botham. you let these people run, you let them do the best they can. ben has matured a lot in the last few years, as a player and as an ambassador. this incident is a setback. no one is going to deny that. but you want ben stokes, and whether or not you give him the vice captaincy does not matter, he's the sort of character who inspires a side coming here is your pivot. he can do extraordinary things.
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he's the kind of person you want in a dressing room. stokes was arrested in the early hours of monday morning following an incident at a bristol nightclub. a brighton player has been disciplined for his conduct at the last game. from the 2018—19 season, the top tier of the women's super league will be for full time clubs only, the fa approved changes to the licensing system. the division will have between eight and 14 teams but all clubs will have to re—apply for their places
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and new sides could come in. top flight clubs will be required to run academies and the fa is looking into how the new set—up could be rebranded. britain's kyle edmund has been knocked out of the chengdu open in the second round by americanjared donaldson. britain's number two had a disastrous start, losing the first set 6—0. but after recovering to win the second set, eventually lost out 6—4 in the decider. just days after announcing he's signed with promoter frank warren, belfast‘s carl frampton's long—awaited homecoming fight has been announced for november. after splitting with long time manager barry mcguigan last month — this will be his first fight since losing his wba featherweight title to leo santa cruz injanuary. his opponent in belfast is yet to be announced. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. more now on our top story. jeremy corbyn has told delegates at the labour party conference in brighton that the party is standing on the threshold of power. in a speech lasting more than an hour, he said tory governments had
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shown themselves to be callous and calculating. he began by hailing the party's unexpectedly good showing in the june general election. against all predictions, injune we won the largest increase in a labour vote since 1945. applause and achieved labour's best vote for a generation. it's a result which has put the tories on notice and labour on the threshold of power. the labour leader also faced down critics who say he has not done enough to tackle a culture of abuse within the party's ranks. faced with such an overwhelmingly hostile press and an army of media and social trolls, it's even more important that we all stand together. yes, there will be... applause yes, there will be
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times when we disagree, but there can never, ever be any excuse for abuse of anybody by anybody. we are not having it, not tolerating it, not accepting it and not allowing it. earlier our chief political correspondent, vicki young, discussed jeremy corbyn's speech with the author and journalist rachel shabi, and katy balls from the spectator. it's not really his style. the way he has defined his leadership has been very much being part of a movement, being responsive to the people. much more bottom—up than top—down. but you are right, i think the genius of the conference over the last few days is not just the labour party, it's a lot to do with momentum and the events they have been organising. it has made politics a place to be. it's made it cool and fun. it has revitalised or revived the left movement in a really interesting way.
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do you think it's a problem they have this adoration ofjeremy corbyn? people talk about it being like a cult, it will not go any wider than just being here, or do you think it is actually a big positive labour? —— a big positive for labour? it might be a bit of a problem when have to find his successor, but ultimately i think it does go deeper than corbyn as a person. it's almost corbynism, that a lot of his shadow cabinet now embrace. you can see that carried out on a lot of fringe talks. it's the spirit of conference rather than just them. when it comes to the policies, one of the main announcements today was about housing. that will strike a chord with many people across the country, notjust in london where we know all about the housing costs and all the rest. the idea of this rent cap, something miliband put forward before, they have not come up with exactly how they will do it, though, have they? no, but you're right housing is a key issue. in an interview years agojeremy corbyn
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mentioned that was one of his main concerns. you can see why. it is taking up such a big portion of people's wages, having young people locked out of housing in such a major way is obviously really unhealthy for our country, for individuals, for the economy ultimately. he has not made clear how that policy would be developed, but it is something that they do seem to be very determined to tackle. this idea that you canjust make money out of people's desperation and such a basic necessity as having the right to live somewhere is very much in line with the kind of government and the kind of economy that the labour party wants for this country. some will say this is too much intervention by the state. throughout that speech, and throughout this week, we have seen he and others outlining a much bigger role for the state in all areas of life. that has been a big theme of the conference. we've also seen businesses get a bit worried
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about that, i think the cbi this week said that businesses would move away if you wanted to do that, they would be running for the hills. but i don't think the leaders are particularly bothered by that. they feel they have momentum behind them. the gamble here is how far they can push it. is the public really with them on this, or is it not? if not, you might start to look a bit too radical. the number of cyber—attacks has reached an unprecedented level. according to the european police agency's annual report the past 12 months have seen a growth in the scale and impact of cybercrime. the director of europol rob wainwright told the bbc the international community's response has not been good enough. anna holligan reports from the hague. the report is now being discussed here. it offers us some insight into the techniques that criminals now use to make money, commit fraud and even destabilise countries, and this
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vulnerability was highlighted with a series of cross—border attacks last may in which companies from the national health service to global shipping corporations were targeted. they were targeted by ransom ware which blocks access to computer networks until the companies paid money, a ransom. the director of europe poll, rob wainwright, told us this was the biggest cyber threat of 2017, and he also highlighted the dark web as somewhere that cyber criminals are increasingly able to cash in. what is happening is this professionalisation of cybercrime dragging up innovation, leading to greater capability. we are seeing attacks on the banks themselves, no longer the customers, to take automatic control of systems. it is beginning, therefore, to be a substantial threat to the economic integrity of certain countries. we
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have to work hard as law enforcers and an industry to protect ourselves better against these very enterprising criminals.|j better against these very enterprising criminals. i also asked mr wainwright watched bridge and's relationship with europe poll would look like after brexit. —— what britain's relationship would look like with europe poll. the threats we face at the moment are challenging and require an integrated response from our law enforcement and security authorities and britain have played an important role in leading that in the last two or three decades. the nature of the threat is getting even more challenging so it is important to have but as a part of that. we cannot afford for the dislocation of britain's expertise and intelligence from that collective effort. i think in the end the grown—ups in the room on both sides maybe understand that and we'll figure out the kind of
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deal to make sure that britain continues to enjoy the cooperation it has with european partners and continues to play an active role in securing europe as a whole. i hope that will happen and i think it will. the main message seems to be that countries must work more closely together to tackle the criminals who no longer see the old borders as an obstacle. but europol also acknowledged the threat of rogue governments and says the lines between the two are creasing bleak —— increasingly blurred. women in saudi arabia will be allowed to drive legally for the first time from next year. the gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that has, until now, forbidden women from driving. those who defied the law risked being arrested or fined. after years of campaigning, the law will be changed next june, after a decree from the country's king. our security correspondent reports.
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segregated and secretive, saudi women lead very different lives to men. until now, they have been forbidden by law to drive. last night, that changed. the country's ageing king salman issued a decree from june next year — women can finally take to the roads. for saudi arabia, this is huge. translation: i am very happy, i haven't slept since yesterday. we have waited years for this to happen. translation: this will help us depend on ourselves and not need anyone to take us. we will not need drivers anymore. every woman will be free and independent. the lifting of the ban will have an economic impact. an estimated 800,000 imported drivers work in saudi arabia, costing families a third of their budget. and in the past, some women have tried flouting the law, driving illegally to demand rights, leading to arrest and imprisonment. this is one of the activists — she had to leave the country. i was targeted by a
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campaign shaming me. i lost myjob, i lost my child custody, and i had to leave my country eventually. i still go and come, but i was harassed so much, especially my mother and father. my father was in a mosque listening to an imam, who was calling me a whore for driving my car. the long—standing opposition to women driving has come from clerics rather than ruling princes. they feel that it will lead to affairs outside marriage and other issues. their views have been overruled by the powerful crown prince. this is all part of his vision 2030 plan to modernise saudi arabia. for now, the clerics have been largely quiet. the lifting of the driving ban on women appears now to be irreversible.
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the ugandan parliament is based very much on westminster, but the scenes you are about to see are not. this was the result of a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution to allow the long—running president to run for real action under the age of 75. under the constitution, the person standing for president must be no older than 75, meaning he is eligible to run in the next polls in 2021. as you can see, it all got a bit lively. mps fought and some used microphone stands as weapons. at least two female lawmakers were carried out of the chamber after collapsing at these scenes. that is the latest from the ugandan parliament. we will leave it there.
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ina parliament. we will leave it there. in a moment, the financial markets in europe, but first the headlines: jeremy corbyn calls on the government to make way as he tells his party conference that labour sta nce his party conference that labour stance on the threshold of power. a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car near the m5 at portishead in bristol. the government warns boeing that it could jeopardise future defence contracts. hello. the business. stocks were trading higher today as the dollar extended gains and investors anticipated the first budget from the new french government — which is thought to include a major tax cut for wealthy investors . theresa may says she is "bitterly disappointed" that america is imposing a 220% import tax on bombardier‘s c—series plane. the company is one of northern ireland's biggest employers. america says bombardier is selling
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the planes at below cost price. it says it will fight what it called an absurd ruling. boohoo's revenues have more than doubled in the past six months — that's compared to the same period last year. profits are also up — coming in at more than £20 million pounds — a rise of 40%. more agony for ryanair passengers. the company says it's going to cancel yet more flights — in a move that will affect 400,000 customers. earlier this month the company cancelled up to 50 flights a day after admitting to" messing up" the holiday rotas for pilots. let's get detailed analysis of all of this with james hughes, from gkfx. let's start with bombardier. how will you get sorted out? this is the
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problem when business decisions meet politics. it gets messy and this sort of situation does happen. the ruling we have received from the us is not necessarily unexpected. we did expect bombardier to lose this, but the penalty that has been put on top, this 220% tax on the planes is incredibly high, much higher than what a lot of people expected. the big worry for bombardier and from the uk government's point of view is the uk government's point of view is thejobs in northern ireland that this could jeopardise. there are around 1000 jobs involved in creating this plane and the winks alone are built at special factors in northern ireland, but the issue that this does cause, and boeing are saying that bombardier have been selling the series cheaper than they should have been, due to breaks from the uk and canadian government, what this ruling could well do is it
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could put up the price of this series of playing by around three times, and there is this big deal that bombardier have done with delta airlines for these planes, which is also injeopardy. so with politics now involved in this as well, there's people's jobs at stake, but this is one big mess which i am sure we have not heard the end of yet.|j am sure it will run on. and ryanair, could things get any worse? this is really reputational damage now. this is the problem they have. they are counselling another 18,000 flights. this is an enormous number. —— they are cancelling their flights. the share price is falling and being hit. the airlines... that has happened to our lines previously. it is just what happens after this mess is just what happens after this mess is all finished. once ryanair get back to running a normal service, how are their passenger numbers, how are there looking numbers, how are
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all of those things going to be affected ? rya nair have all of those things going to be affected? ryanair have not necessarily always had a fantastic name anyway but they have always been cheaper than others. will this reputational damage now have a longer lasting effect? thank you. that is it for me. last night the bbc had an exclusive report — on the battle for raqqa — headquarters of so called islamic state. the assault started in june, and is now in its final stages. the bbc is the only broadcaster to get access. here's an extract from that report from our middle east correspondent, quentin sommerville, put together with his cameraman, darren conway. more than 5000 of these bombs hit
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raqqa last month alone. an entire city has become a no man's land. there is no life here, no people. for years, islamic state terrorised and controlled these streets. now hundreds of those who called raqqa home have been killed by bombs meant to free them. the us—led mission disputes the figure and says this is the most precise bombing campaign in history. with me now is darren conway, who filmed that. look at that last shot. as you are going along, filming it, you are totally aware of your surroundings. how did it feel as he got deeper and deeper into raqqa? worrying. we knew that it was in a bad state, the coalition had been shelling it for a very long time.
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and the guys on the ground, the forces of the curves and others, but we hadn't gained access until now. we started to realise that it's got more and more empty and the emptiness started to bother us. you could hear the sounds of shelling, you could smell the deaf, but you could not see any civilians. did you get frightened ? could not see any civilians. did you get frightened? yes, you are trying to get on with the work. —— you could smell the death. it sorts the senses, presumably, as you go into a place like this. but it was once a thriving city, people's homes, and you are aware ofjust the complete
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annihilation. yes, as we are going into places, people are often leaving. it was the same for mosul and syria. as we were going into raqqa, there was nobody there. it was completely void of life of any kind, and it was a completely destructive city. one of the things i think surprised us most about this conflict, is what made is realised we would have to tell the story without civilians to give us their perspective. that is what we were trying to find the whole time. we had to go to other places as the civilians had left a long time ago. soa civilians had left a long time ago. so a city for no one except fighters. and you went pretty much to the front line, and so what? saw a very slow moving -- and what did you see? we saw movement that took their whole day. the city is
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booby—trapped. you don't know where the islamic state are and they have the islamic state are and they have the high ground. you are moving very slowly with these guys and spending lots of time being trapped while snipers had firing positions honours and they were waiting to call in coalition air strikes to clear the way. that is all we saw, and the bodies of dead islamic state fighters littering the path forward. that is all we saw. one thing that can't come over on television, things like the smell, or the other senses assaulted when you're doing something like this.” senses assaulted when you're doing something like this. i was telling somebody who asked me when ijust got out that battle, and they said, what struck him the most? for me it was visually. all you saw was rubble and destroyed buildings. and you saw fighting, air strikes that were too close for comfort, orfar
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fighting, air strikes that were too close for comfort, or far away. fighting, air strikes that were too close for comfort, orfar away. then all you heard was the sound of war. the sound of those extracts and shelling. no other sounds. the sound of those extracts and shelling. no othersounds. it the sound of those extracts and shelling. no other sounds. it was devoid of sound. and all you smelt was the smell of death all around. your senses were alerted that there was not much going on. you're moving forward in a place where you don't know where that front line is, where it's corrupted all the way around, it's corrupted all the way around, it makes you very hesitant about where you put every step. a lot of people watching would be interested in the relationship between you and quentin, the report, the cameramen, the team. how do you all work as a unit? you have to all watch each other‘s back. mr bat yes, we do. we are trained to do so. -- yes, we do. we have to get to a position where we can tell the story properly but the other thing is to be completely aware of art surroundings and user training and experience to try to
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mitigate any problems along the way. we operate in a group of two or three people, sometimes four, everybody is watching each other‘s back, everybody is trained. we spent time with groups that were vetted and had been part of the war for a very long time. a lot of time and effort is put in by our team, who spends a lot of time in this area and have expertise like no other people, about meeting up with the right people and about vetting who they are, gain their confidence, so that they are willing to take you forward , that they are willing to take you forward, and then about us... them earning our confidence. so we can put trust in them that they will look after us as much as they can as we ventured was those pretty horrible places. every time you return we say it is good to see you back, but this time particularly.
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thank you. the news at five o'clock ina minute, thank you. the news at five o'clock in a minute, but first the weather. there has been some mixed fortune today. some sunshine in the west. a lot of grey cloud here, there has been outbreaks of rain. but in steve na g e, been outbreaks of rain. but in stevenage, more the way of sunshine. the rain will push eastwards this evening, across england and much of scotland, too, with the return to clear skies for northern ireland, wales and the south—west of england where temperatures in the countryside will dip into single figuresjust countryside will dip into single figures just about. further east, under the cloud and rain it will remain mild, certainly frost—free again. tomorrow morning, the rain clearing to the south—east of scotland. northern ireland having a better morning, and the south of scotland. sunshine across many parts of the
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western england, with the cloud and drizzle holding on across the east, there. but after a pretty cloudy day for wales and the south—west of england, brighter by tomorrow morning. some sunshine, fairly light wind, too. although b starts and day ona wind, too. although b starts and day on a bit ofa wind, too. although b starts and day on a bit of a grey note. —— we start sunday. then higher pressure heading in, so things looking mostly dry during the afternoon, with some sunshine returning. temperatures 15 to 20 degrees tomorrow, not quite as warm as it has been in recent days. moving through thursday evening, overnight into friday. we will see the next band of wet and breezy weather moving in eastwards across the country. taking that things are turning unsettled once again, with no pressure in the north—west. still mild to start the day on friday with temperatures about 12—15 overnight.
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during friday, the rain will push its wake eastwards across all parts, followed by sunshine and if you show was from the west during the afternoon. the band of rain will turn showery and patchy by the time it hits london, for instance. by it hits london, for instance. by friday, temperatures around 14-19. not bad by friday, temperatures around 14—19. not bad for the time of year but during the weekend it will stay mild. some tropical air around. but during the weekend it will stay mild. some tropicalairaround. some sunshine certainly to start the weekend. but it will turn increasingly unsettled, wet and windy particularly during the second half of the weekend, so some uncertainty on the weather details as we head through the weekend but you can always keep in touch with our ten day forecast. that is online. today at 5 — jeremy corbyn tells labour the party
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is ready for government — and on the threshold of power. in his speech to the annual conference in brighton — mr corbyn said a labour government would tackle inequality — scrap tuition fees in england — and put limits on private rents. we've come on this journey, not to let you down because we listen to you, because we believe in you. labourcan and labour will deliver a britain for the many and not the few. and delegates seemed to share the leader's confidence in labour's prospects. absolutely brilliant, so passionate and driven. i cannot wait to get back

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