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this is bbc news. the headlines at 6... on the eve of the conservative party conference, borisjohnson again intervenes in the brexit debate — calling for a strict time limit on any transition deal. ukip's new leader henry bolton addresses his party conference in torquay — attacking theresa may over brexit and immigration. doctors‘ surgeries are being closed, police numbers are being cut and crime is increasing, multi—culturalism is swamping or displacing our own british culture. you can see pictures now of theresa may, the prime minister arriving at the party conference in manchester. we not expecting to hear any words from her but that is her arrival. thousands flee their home in bali
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after fears and nearby volcano could erupt imminently. it would be the first time mount agung has erupted in half a century, last time more than a thousand people were killed. and man united are back on top after trouncing crystal palace, who remain pointless at the foot of the premier league. good evening and welcome to bbc news. it's the eve of the conservative party conference, theresa may is facing renewed pressure over the government's approach to brexit. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, has intervened again on the issue, calling for a strict time limit on any transition period. chris mason is in manchester for us now. good evening from the centre of
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manchester where the prime minister and her husband had just swept into the conference centre in the last couple of minutes to be met by the president of the conservative convention. she will meet activists in the coming hours as they arrive here forfour orfive in the coming hours as they arrive here for four or five days of chewing the political fact. here for four or five days of chewing the politicalfact. the big question is the extent to which brexit will dominate the conversation after the second time ina conversation after the second time in a month that the prime minister's weekend has been dominated by an intervention from her foreign secretary. could the next few days bring unity to the conservative party? horribly not the issue of brexit dominates the agenda. the prime minister was to talk about domestic issues. her foreign secretary has other ideas. in an interview with the sun
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newspaper, boris johnson in an interview with the sun newspaper, borisjohnson lays out four red lines for brexit. he says the transition period should not be a second longer than two years. the uk should not accept any new ruling from brussels during that time. no payments remade for access to the single market inertia been shadowing of the eu after brexit, mimicking eu rules for free trade. letters be creative as well as practical. last week in florence theresa may tried to move eu negotiations forward with a key speech suggesting, moses in some areas. vista johnson does not contradict that goes further than agreed government policy. -- boris johnson. what we all want is the best possible deal for britain, to secure oui’ future best possible deal for britain, to secure our future outside the european union and keep a close relationship with our current european partners. some conservatives don't go along with boris johnson's assertion
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conservatives don't go along with borisjohnson‘s assertion that brexit would be great. heated referendum debates and ruth davidson took him on. can you tell as one country in the world but said it would give is a better deal if we came out be you? overoptimism about the future britain outside the eu sells people short. so, what do conservatives arriving in manchester make—up boris johnson's conservatives arriving in manchester make—up borisjohnson‘s latest intervention? he is positioning himself as a spokesperson for brexit. we're not sure that boris going down this line is the right way forward. are like people who are charismatic and can speak their minds. boris is one of those people. what is your message to boris johnson? be quiet, get behind the prime minister. theresa may struggling to contain party differences over europe when something she should be just as
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concerned about who is trying to move in over herjob. that was young reporting. the political editor of the son who did the interview with borisjohnson has been on the pm programme and characterised his interview as boris johnson digging in to his position after the big article he wrote in the daily telegraph a couple of weeks ago. you saw the request from an activist for boris johnson weeks ago. you saw the request from an activist for borisjohnson to go shh. does not looks like he will. he was a standard bearer for brexit and did front the leave campaign. is this anything other than disloyalty? what is striking about his latest interview is that you might argue
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that for a foreign secretary, talking about brexit is perfectly reasonable as the uk's relationship is part of the remit of a foreign secretary, even if the brexit departments are outside of the foreign office fold. in that interview in the sun, he'll so talked about other stuff. he expressed his own view on government policy beyond his cabinet remade for talked about dealing with student debt for university students, for instance. he talked about public sector pay. in conventional times where a prime minister commanded a majority and commanded the full respect of her cabinet, any breach of cabinet collective responsibility, singing publicly from the same hymn sheet, would lead to said cabinet minister being turfed onto the backbenches. these are not normal times given the prime minister approaches the conference humiliated after the general election. we will leave it there.
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plenty more from you throughout the weekend. at ukip's party conference in torquay, new leader henry bolton has warned that mass immigration is harming british culture — and overwhelming public services. but in a major shift on ukip's position he added there should be no cap on the number of migrants who can come to the country — instead calling for an australian style points—based system to manage figures instead. across the uk, people see their community is changing. they have little or no voice in a way that across the uk, people see their community is changing. they have little or no voice in a way that those communities are being shaped, the environment they live in and the services that are provided to them. they are rarely consulted and when they are it is a matter of procedure rather than care for their opinion. doctors surgeries are being closed, police numbers are being cut and across the uk, people see their community is changing. crime is increasing.
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multiculturalism is swamping or displacing our own british culture. a 14—year—old boy is in a critical condition after being stabbed near a mosque in the small heath area of birmingham. a 29—year—old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. police have not ruled out the attack could be racially motivated. a 21—year—old man has died after being stabbed during a mass brawl in manchester city centre. four men have been arrested in relation to the large fight which spilled out of suburbia nightclub in the early hours of this morning. police have appealed for witnesses to come forward with information. five people have been injured in two stabbings in sheffield city centre. police believe the incidents — which happened in the early hours of the morning — are linked. four people have been arrested and are in police custody. samantha haines reports. pa rt part of sheffield city centre was closed for several hours today as crime scene investigators gathered evidence following the stabbing. police have described the two
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incidents as fights they believed we re incidents as fights they believed were linked and involved the same local people. the first happened at around 4am today, the second outside yates ‘s bar around two hours later. three people were stabbed and another person hit over the head with a bottle. people passing the crime scene said they were shocked to learn what happened just hours earlier. desperately sad. too many weapons being used on the streets. i am not sure if there is a ready solution as to what can be done about that. she is only 18. it is scary. it has been freshers week, said there are young people out. it is shocking. i really shocked. one of the injured people was in a critical condition this morning that is now said to be stable in hospital after having emergency surgery. two of the four people being arrested we re of the four people being arrested were on suspicion of attempted
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murder. police have urged anyone who saw either fight unfold to contact them. let me take you back to manchester where the conservatives are gathering for their annual party conference that we have just seen these pictures of the prime minister and her husband arriving at the hotel, being greeted by staff. the prime minister is expected to have a tricky week. it started with foreign secretary boris johnson tricky week. it started with foreign secretary borisjohnson laying out his stall again on brexit. also issues of public sector pay and tuition fees to contend with as well. the prime minister therefore the conference. spanish police have sealed off more than half of the polling stations in catalonia as they step up efforts to stop tomorrow's banned independence referendum. thousands of people are expected to take part in the vote, something central government has called illegal. our correspondent tom burridge has been following developments in barcelona. this is a street party in central barcelona.
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all of these people, a lot of parents, turning out at this school. look to the right of the entrance to the school and you can see there is a programme of events running up until early on sunday. the reason for that is that these people, mainly pro—independent supporters, want to keep this school open so it can be used as a polling station in the referendum. but of course, across barcelona, there are many other polling stations that will not open on sunday. many people will be boycotting the vote. the crucial thing is, what will the turnout be in this so—called, according to the spanish government, illegal referendum ? if there is a very low turnout, catalan officials admit it will be void. but if they get a fair turnout and a yes vote, then the catalan government isn't ruling out unilaterally declaring independence from spain within days. meanwhile, in madrid, thousands of people carrying
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spanish flags attended an counter—demonstration for a united spain. the demonstrators gathered in front of the capital's town hall, chanting songs about spanish unity, usually sung at football matches. however, there were also some who called for catalonia's pro—independence president to be jailed. the nhs is not fit for the 21st century, according to the chief inspector of hospitals in england. in a newspaper interview, ted baker, said the system hadn't adapted to deal with population growth, and particularly the increase in the number of elderly people. people found guilty of the most serious acts of animal cruelty could face up to five years in prison under new legislation announced today. last year the rspca investigated nearly 150,000 cases of animal abuse, including violence, organised dog fights and neglect. the current maximum jail term is six months. the archbishop of canterbury has
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criticised the bbc‘s handling of abuse allegations againstjimmy savile. the reverend justin welby said he believed that the anglican and catholic churches had shown more integrity than the broadcaster in handling allegations of abuse. i haven't seen the same integrity. over the bbc‘s failure overjimmy savile, as i have seen in the roman catholic church and other public institutions over abuse. in response, the bbc has said it does not recognise the accusation and has acted transparently regarding the abuse allegations. more than a 100 thousand people have left their homes on the indonesian island of bali, fearing a nearby volcano
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could erupt imminently. it would be the first time mount agung has erupted in half a century. a sleeping giant that is slowly coming to life. it is more than a week since mount agung started to show signs of an eruption are imminent. when it last erupted in 1963 more than a thousand people died. everyone here is calling on the gods for one thing. for good luck. an eruption, nobody knows. nobody knows. maybe an eruption and maybe not. nobody knows. from here we can see the smoke coming out of the crater. another sign maybe that amount agung is about to erupt. more than 140,000 people have fled their homes, making the evacuation centres crowded. bali's governor says anyone who does not live in the immediate exclusion
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zone should return home. these temporary shelters could be in use for months. while one part of the island is bracing for an natural disaster the other seems oblivious. they want to keep it open for tourism. for some, the prospect of being marooned here is quite appealing. i could definitely do with a few more weeks here. i hope it has a few belly rumbles and then basically life goes on. now, all anyone can do is wait and hope the threat that hangs over this island will be lifted. theresa may arrives in manchester ahead of the start of her party's is as borisjohnson ahead of the start of her party's is as boris johnson calls ahead of the start of her party's is as borisjohnson calls for a strict limit on any brexit transition deal. ukip's new leader henry bolton
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dresses his party conference in torquay, saying mass immigration is harming british culture and overwhelming public services. spanish police have sealed off more than half of the polling stations in catalonia as they step up efforts to stop tomorrow's and independence referendum. more on our top story. borisjohnson has intervened for a second time over brexit, increasing pressure on theresa may on the eve of the conservative party conference. he set out the points he regards as non—negotiable saying the uk should implement no eu rules during the transition which should last no longer than two years. we are joined by to by longer than two years. we are joined by toby young, who was a leave campaign. what is borisjohnson trying to achieve? i think he is
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trying to achieve? i think he is trying to achieve? i think he is trying to strengthen the position that he thinks is the right position to be going into the negotiations with. i think it is fairly well known that there is a certain amount of division within the cabinet on what the relationship to wean the uk and the european union should look like a post—brexit. —— between the uk. on the one hand you have philip hammond and some powerful allies, such asjohnny hayward, the cabinet secretary, the treasury. they would all like our relationship post—brexit to be as close as possible to our relationship now. for those on the leave side, i think primarily boris, but also some other people within the cabinet, that is unacceptable. they want the transition arrangements to last no longer than two years. after that they don't want britain to continue
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to pay to be within the single market and they don't want britain to be subject to the european court ofjustice or to to be subject to the european court of justice or to have to be subject to the european court ofjustice or to have to accept any further rules handed down by the eu. there is this division. i think boris feels that in order to strengthen the position of those who wa nt strengthen the position of those who want a strengthen the position of those who wa nt a clea n strengthen the position of those who want a clean brexit, he needs to speak up because what he has been saying until now behind closed doors has not been as effective as it might have been. as you know, many think it is about strengthening his own position as much as it is about brexit. i think it would be naive to think that he hasn't got one eye on his own leadership prospects. most people at his level impolitic ‘s do entertain some leadership ambitions. i'm not sure that is his primary
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negotiation. he does have his eye on a leadership contest should theresa may resign after we have left the european union in march 2019. but, i don't think he intends to resign immediately. i don't think that he is expecting to be fired. i really do think this is more about trying to win this particular argument about what britain's relationship should be with the eu post—brexit. brexit is clearly going to be the dominant issue and borisjohnson and his interventions. what else will be preoccupied the tories in manchester? i think the spectre of jeremy corbyn will be hanging over the conference in manchester. i think he had a fairly good party
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political conference. the fact that they managed to avoid having a fight about brexit has set quite a high bar as about brexit has set quite a high baras faras about brexit has set quite a high bar as far as the conservative party conference is concerned. and i think a lot of people will be talking about how jeremy corbyn a lot of people will be talking about howjeremy corbyn can be defeated at the next election, whenever that is. i think there will bea whenever that is. i think there will be a lot of talk about housing policy. there will be a lot of talk about urban renewal. there'll be a lot of talk about social mobility. one area of focus will be how win back some of the students who have flocked to jeremy back some of the students who have flocked tojeremy corbyn in their d roves flocked tojeremy corbyn in their droves earlier this year. there will bea droves earlier this year. there will be a lot of talk about what went wrong at the election and what could go better next time. very good to talk to you. thank you for your time. us military and emergency relief teams have increased aid efforts for puerto rico amid growing criticism of the response to the hurricanes which ripped through the caribbean island.
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president trump, who will travel to the us territory early next week, has defended the response to the disaster. david campanale has more. puerto rico faces a series of challenges unprecedented in its recent history. even before hurricane maria struck, the island was hit by an unmanageable deluge of another kind. a torrent of debt. $72 billion that puerto rico has no means to replay. over a week on from the category five storm, islanders continue to pull out what they can salvage from under their collapsed homes. but puerto rico has already submitted to the crushing weight of local government debt. in may, the island filed for america's biggest ever municipal bankruptcy. now there are questions about how much of a role the federal government is going to play in the crisis. and the response, and recovery effort, probably has never been seen for something like this.
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this is an island. surrounded by water, big water, ocean water. ultimately, the government of puerto rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort, which will end up being one of the biggest ever, will be funded and organised. and what we will do with the tremendous amount of existing debt. most of the island's 3.4 million residents face a tenth day without the basics. and their political leaders believe not enough is being done. i am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying. federal authorities are now rising to the enormity of the crisis caused by hurricane maria. it's also one that will take not days but months to overcome. people in their 20s and 30s are now
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spending less on having fun than people who are older, according to a new study. the resolution foundation says its research suggests they're eating out less often. they're having to spend a greater proportion of their income on housing. joe lynam explains. today's young adults have been accused of spending all their money on eating out, the infamous avocado toast, rather than saving for their futures. older people, though, have a reputation of being cautious with their money. well, a study for the resolution foundation seems to dispel that. it says it's the so—called baby boomers who are dining out the most. the study, which has tracked consumption habits among the age groups for 57 years, has found spending power for 25 to 35—year—olds has fallen by 15% since the year 2000. housing costs have also risen faster for young adults than for workers aged between 55 and 65. and millennials spend more every week on their mobile phones
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than cigarettes and alcohol for the first time. we sometimes hear that even though millennials have had poor earnings growth, they're still managing to spend like no tomorrow on things like avocado toast in cafes and going on holiday. what our analysis shows is everybody, all age groups, spend similar amounts on these things and the fastest growth in spending on these items over the 21st—century hasn't been for the young, it's been for the 55 to 64—year—olds, those boomers in late working age. while young adults may have youth on their side, the so—called baby boomers born after the war are busy shopping and holidaying a lot more than their younger counterparts. joe lynam, bbc news. british double agent kim philby spent three decades passing american secrets to the kgb until he was discovered as a soviet spy. he was
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condemned as a traitor in britain but regarded as a hero in that then ussr. an exhibition celebrating his life as a kgb agent has opened in moscow. our correspondent has been to see it. to his own country kim philby as a traitor. this new exhibition hailed him as a hero. his life story as a soviet spy is on display along with a glimpse of his home life. his widow was at the opening, greeted by the head of russia's external intelligence agency. the successor to the kgb early in which bill be served. kim philby is a legendary man, an outstanding spy for the he did much for the victory over fascism in the second world war and contributed to the fight for peace, justice and freedom. this is what kim philby is honoured for. handing over a huge
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number of classified documents from british and american intelligence, one describing an attack on hitler's life is revealed here for the first time. it is over half a century since kim philby was exposed and escaped to moscow. where ub third man? no, i am not. he denied he was a soviet mole and fooled everyone. his story is being retard just as russia and the west is locked in what many call a new cold war. he should not be regarded as a traitor. he was acting alone his beliefs. the double agent retained those beliefs to the very end. in one document here he hopes to see the red flag flying here over buckingham palace
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and the white house. three years after his death in moscow the ussr fell apart. time for a look at the weather. tonight we have the north— south split continuing. further outbreaks of rain or drizzle. breezy in the english channel. a noticeable chill although the chill will this —— lift. outbreaks of rain. in scotland where skies are clear if the longest that there could be a touch of frost on the grass. the best place for some sunshine on monday morning. actually light rain and drizzle for england and wales. northern ireland cheers up into the afternoon. by the end of the afternoon much of western
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scotla nd end of the afternoon much of western scotland on the western fringes of wales you will see the sun coming out. whether cloud or sunshine fairly buggy are is with us. that is replaced by something much fresh as we go into monday. with it we will see some strong winds. 50, 60 mile an hour gusts across the uk. particularly in central western scotla nd particularly in central western scotland where gusts could exceed 70 miles an hour. goodbye. this is bbc news, the headlines: theresa may arrives in manchester ahead of the start of her party's conference as borisjohnson calls for a strict limit on any brexit transition deal. ukip's new leader henry bolton addresses his party conference in torquay, saying mass immigration is harming british culture and overwhelming public services. spanish police seal off more than half of the polling stations in catalonia as they step up efforts to stop tomorrow's banned independence referendum. a 21—year—old man has died after being stabbed during a mass brawl in manchester city centre.
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