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how difficult will this be for mrs may. conference is always a cauldron and even when a leader is that the peak of her powers it can be hard to keep the show on the road. these bubbles, even small things that can go wrong can emerge as a big problem and take over the spirit of the conference. 50 for theresa may whose authority was so damaged by her election gamble that went badly wrong, this conference could be very difficult indeed. especially to make it seem as if eve ryo ne everyone who sits around the cabinet table is on the same page. that said, the same is true now as was true in the very difficult aftermath of the election for the tories. there is no one candidate who seems to be streets ahead of everyone else in terms of the ability and the desire to take over right now. and there's no one part of the conservative party that equally has sudden miraculous solutions to the problem is that they face. difficult, yes, there's no question about it but theresa may could use
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this week as an opportunity to try to stamp her authority on a party that has got very used to squabbling amongst themselves. laura, thank you. our political editor there. as we've heard there's to be a a review into university funding as well as a freeze on tuition fees in england. but what do the younger voters make of theresa may's make of theresa may's hopes to tempt them of the conservative plans? of theresa may's hopes to tempt them our education editor branwen jeffreys has been finding out. just a mile from the tory conference, a student cafe. chewing over the changes, liam and grace. i can't imagine it being any more expensive than £9,000. it is expensive enough as it is, really expensive. as it is, really they don't take into account things like maintenance and stuff like that. like maintenance and liam says freezing fees doesn't go far enough. they should be encouraging more people to get into university and things like that. so scrapping them is the best idea for me. but i'm not really sure what that's going to do for the
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country as a whole. but grace is pleased but grace is pleased she won't start repaying until she earns more. it'lljust give me more time to earn that money until i actually have to pay back all the tuition fees. because £21,000 is not very much at all. so i think it's better that they are raising it. everything about student finance is up for review. the measures announced today were quite simple. today were quite but that's partly because the system is so congregated. so, tuition fees are being frozen at £9,250. are being frozen at the earnings threshold for graduates to repay is going up to £25,000 per year. for graduates to repay is but, interest rates are staying at 6.1%. and for living costs, the poorest students are still going to have to rely on loans, not grants. to university leaders are not being behind—the—scenes at party conferences, freezing fees means rising costs will eat away at their budgets.
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rising costs will eat away at their and they want more changes, too. rising costs will eat away at their it is a good start. rising costs will eat away at their i would like the government to go further. i would suggest that they consider introducing targeted maintenance grants for those students who most need it, to give students cash their pockets while they are at university. getting a degree leads to better paid jobs. but for middle earners, that still means 30 years of paying back a loan. that still means 30 years one reason why raising the threshold will make a difference. the threshold will make that means, for a middle earning graduate, they will see less of their monthly pay taken in graduate contributions. it's a very expensive option for the government, though. option for the government, students just starting this week at uni. by the time they leave, the system could have changed again. branwen jeffreys, bbc news. the system could have changed again. a the system could have changed again. 17—year—old have a 17—year—old girl and a woman of 20 have been stabbed to death at a railway station in the south of france in what is expected to be a militant islamist attack. soldiers on patrol in marseille shot dead a
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man in his 20s who was armed with a knife. president macron has called attack barbaric. time attack barbaric. now for the sport with lizzie greenwood time now for the sport with lizzie greenwood hughes. thank you, good evening. lewis hamilton is still on course for the fourth formula i world title despite missing out on glory of the last of malaysia grand prix. he had to settle for second behind max verstappen of red bull, extending his lead to sa points with five races to go. joe wilson reports. hamilton, formulai five races to go. joe wilson reports. hamilton, formula i elder statesman, com. these days the young tea raway statesman, com. these days the young tearaway is max verstappen who turned 20 this weekend, barely a wrinkle. hamilton ‘s maxvorstadt and in his mirror, you through, my smooth, but no drama, max verstappen‘s team celebrated, there isa verstappen‘s team celebrated, there is a bigger picture. ferrari often w0 re is a bigger picture. ferrari often wore an embarrassed shade of red. sebastian vettel hamilton's rival
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for the title had to fight from the back of the grid and reached forth. max verstappen won, a big moment for him and his family. hamilton in second was quick with congratulations, he addressed the crowd further ahead in the championship. i feel good but we have work to do with the car. we didn't have the pace today. still work to do, still races ahead. some that we can win for sure, we have to keep pushing. but look what happened to vettel after the finish. lance stroll, the other driver. vettel naturally blamed lance stroll but the car ended up like this and vettel is 3a points behind. in both cases no quick fix. joe wilson the bbc news. you's richest horse race the prix de l‘arc de triomphe was won by the british trained favourite enabled, frankie dettori steered the super filly to a comfortable victory
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for the price at chantilly. he's the first jockey to win the for the price at chantilly. he's the firstjockey to win the middle distance race five times. arsenal kept up with the chasing pack in the premier league beating brighton to win the middle distance race five times. arsenal kept up with the chasing pack in the premier league beating brighton 2—0. a slick team effort for their second goal. the victory marked the 21st anniversary of manager arthur and anger at the club. billy's impressive start to the season continued with a 1—0 win at everton, jeff hendrick scoring after a lengthy build—up at goodison park which included 2a passes. burnley remain unbeaten away. in the late kick—off, newcastle holding liverpool to a 1—1 draw, philippe catena's unbeatable strike gave liverpool the lead in the first half—hour but minutes later a brilliant pass byjonjo shelvey found the strike and we just put in the equaliser. around 12 minutes to go at st james's park. that is it from me. the bbc sport website has the big stories of the day including
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how ireland's paul dunn held off the challenge from rory mcilroy to win the british masters golf. we'll the british masters golf. be back with the late new time we'll be back with the late news, no time for the news where you are. goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines. violent clashes between spanish riot police and voters in catalonia has left more than 400 people injured. the authorities have been trying to stop an independence referendum that they say is unconstitutional. the catalan leader has condemned what he called police brutality after rubber bullets and batons were used. tonight's football match between barcelona and las palmas will be played behind closed doors because of the disturbances. gavin lee is in barcelona. right now this is on the outskirts of one of the suburbs in barcelona. this is a middle—class area, a well—heeled suburb. this is a community centre
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and around us hundreds if not one or 2000 people stretching all the way around the block. the police have been to other centres, there have been flashes of violence, people are pulled away being told it is illegal. the spanish government said they are in their rights to be proportionate. we have seen rubber bullets and batons used. the catalan health ministry say 465 people have been injured and treated in hospital. so far the police have not been here. inside the polling station, with the ballot boxes the volunteers say they have a contingency plan. if the police come to seize the boxes and stop voting they will try to hide them. i will try to speak to some people. do we have some voters? tell me why you are here and why you want to vote today? i decided i have to be here because i think
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it is right and because, it is something that is easy to understand for me and it is about showing people what we want and what we deserve, maybe. i am here now because we don't want to to have police here taking our boxes. you have seen the atmosphere elsewhere, the police have come with force, they say it is illegal. are you scared the police will come here... you could be moved away very quickly. of course i am quite scared but i also think we are strong enough to protect ourselves and to protect our desire and our belief. i don't know. how would you describe
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the atmosphere here? i think it is kind of, we are calm, we are happy, but we are also nervous and concerned about what is happening and quite worried. thank you for talking to me. come with me this way, not everybody wants to vote yes, not everyone wants to vote. about 7.5 million people in catalonia. 5 million eligible to vote. the spanish government say they should not be voting. let's find an anti—referendum campaigner. tell me, why it is so important for you that this does not happen today and give me your sense of this? it is important because i love spain, i love catalonia and i think catalonia and spain have been together for centuries and centuries.
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it is a very, very rough way to demand it, to demand some interest, other interests. do you feel uncomfortable about what is happening today, about the future of this place and spain? yes. i am very sorry to say that but that is true. thank you for talking to me. let's look around us again. this lady, like many others who do not want to vote, they hide away. some people have come out to vote and voted no. but we will see what the turnout is tonight. this is one of about 1000 polling stations which have not yet been closed. others are still being closed. we still don't know not know how they will count the votes because the police are watching over the communication centre.
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polling closes at 8pm. if there is a high turnout, the catalonian president says they would call for independence in 48 hours. theresa may has announced a series of measures ahead of the conservative party conference which she is hoping will appeal to younger voters. there's to be a freeze on tuition fees and students won't have to start paying back loans until they're earning over £25,000. the prime minister says these are the first steps in a wider review of university funding. labour — which has promised to abolish tuition fees — has called the proposals "desperate." this afternoon the scottish conservative leader, ruth davidson has told delegates to "unite and fight" for the country. our chief political correspondent vicki young is at the conservative party conference in manchester. talk is through the main points of
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today. a lot of today and this morning particularly was about analysing that general election performance. of course the conservatives did win back lost a majority, they did not do as well as they had hoped. so the question is why they think things went so wrong for them. it is clear from theresa may that she feels there has been an issue with younger voters and by that she means those notjust in their teens and 20s and 30s but even their teens and 20s and 30s but even their 405. they their teens and 205 and 305 but even their 405. they have not done enough to offer hope to people particularly with things like tuition fees but also housing, a crucial issue. so an announcement of a big extension of the help to buy scheme today. but the help to buy scheme today. but the mood is frustration here, some anger apart the mood is frustration here, some angerapart —— but the mood is frustration here, some anger apart —— but with the volu nta ry anger apart —— but with the voluntary wing of the party, who went out and knocked on the doors and felt very let down by the leadership. the fact that the ma nifesto leadership. the fact that the manifesto was drawn up byjust a
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couple of people, that the person who headed the policy board for theresa may did not even see the ma nifesto theresa may did not even see the manifesto before it was published. so some recriminations but they're trying to look ahead and be positive about what is to come. they know a lot of the domestic message will be drowned out by brexit and i think many speakers trying to keep the discussion about policies which may be more appealing to people. this afternoon the mood was lifted somewhat for people here when one of the conference darlings, ruth davidson the leader of the scottish conservatives, took to the state and had a strong message for her party. asa had a strong message for her party. as a party we are be engaging with oui’ as a party we are be engaging with our roots, not just there for the people in the big houses but for those who can claim their tenements step as well. we are building a
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party that speaks to the hopes of oui’ party that speaks to the hopes of our nation as a whole, from ship workers in glasgow to software designers in dundee. a party that reaches out to every corner of our country with a level head but also an open heart. and with a clear set of values. strong families, are the foundation of a stable society, a good indication is the key to a lifetime of opportunity, everybody should have a safe and secure home. they should be a job for everyone who wants to work and pay should be fair. -- who wants to work and pay should be fair. —— a good education. these are the things i believe him and i know you do too bad it is time for all of us you do too bad it is time for all of us to unite and fight, unite and fight for the nation, for the security people want, the prosperity families need, the future our young people deserve. unite and fight for this country that we're so proud serve. so urging people to get
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together and to face labour as the common enemy but the question of leadership is neverfar away. the arrival of the foreign secretary borisjohnson arrival of the foreign secretary boris johnson always arrival of the foreign secretary borisjohnson always causes a stir, there was a lot of media around for him and the meetings, fringe meetings he will be going to later i'm sure will be packed. of course he is come forward in the past few weeks with his vision for brexit, i understand he has been contacting parliamentary colleagues, assuring him it is —— them is not about manoeuvring for leadership. he insists is does all but brexit of making sure it is in his words the right kind of brexit. but many other people are perfectly happy to speculate that borisjohnson may still be looking at the ultimate prize of being leader of the conservative party. many thanks. the headlines. the mayor of
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barcelona says more than 460 people have been injured in clashes across catalonia as the police try to stop a referendum on independence taking place. on the first day of the conservative party conference theresa may says the government will look again at the whole system of student finance in england. a man who stabbed to women's to death in marseille before being shot dead by soldiers appeared to go by several identities according to the city mayor. more on that story now. a man has been shot dead by the french army, after killing two women with a knife in marseille. the attack took place at the main train station in the french city. hugh schofield is here. what do we know? we do not know the name of the attacker or his motivation but we do know that he shouted ally hoo akbar
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and we do think that because there has been briefings to that effect unofficially, that he was known to the police for petty offences, drugs and theft and that kind of thing. the mayor of marseille has just given a briefing and he said he had gone under several identities, this man, suggesting that he was someone known to the police for acts of petty crime. whether there was any indication that this man was on a watchlist for terrorist purposes, jihadism, we do not know but we do know that the investigation is in the hands of the anti—terrorist branch of the prosecutor ‘s the hands of the anti—terrorist branch of the prosecutor '5 office in paris which suggests there is a terrorist element to it. we just have to wait and see. typically if it is part of a pattern then this would be a man who is from the muslim community in marseille, who
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has been in trouble with the police for drugs or whatever and has in some way for drugs or whatever and has in some way shifted into jihadist mindset. and that may or may not be the case but typically that is what we've seen over the case but typically that is what we've seen over and the case but typically that is what we've seen over and again in similar kinds of small—scale individual attacks in the last months. thank you. police in canada have arrested a man on suspicion of terror offences after a series of violent attacks — including the stabbing of a police officer in edmonton. the 30—year—old is also accused of using a truck to drive into and injure a number of pedestrians during a high—speed chase with police. police say an islamic state group flag was found in the vehicle. a 17—year—old boy has been charged with several offences, in connection with two incidents on the m3 last month. the second incident last weekend caused travel chaos, as officers shut a section of the motorway for most of the day. the low—cost travel company, monarch has been granted a 24—hour
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extension to its license to sell package holidays. it means travellers who book with the firm until midnight tonight will be covered for their trips. the airline is understood to be in talks to sell part or all of its short—haul operation, as simon clemison reports. for almost as long as package holidays have been popular, there has been some form of protection in case business fails. the government scheme should ensure is that not only do you get a refund if you book ahead, but if you are already abroad, you can get home. companies need to prove they are financially robust to get a licence in the first place. under intense pressure from a weak pound and shrinking demand, monarch is trying to find a buyer for part or all of its shorthaul operation. it is engaged in talks with a large number of potential investors. a 24—hour licence extension means the airline can continue selling in the charter market and customers will still be covered.
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they also needed a temporary licence last year. ultimately, 10,000 passengers already out of the country could be affected. the civil aviation authority is thought to be working on backup plans, using other airlines for the return leg. it says it will provide daily updates. the airline says it continues to work on its future and flights are operating as normal. earlierjoe lynam told me the airline is currently facing a perfect storm of problems. it could go very much down to the wire as to what happens to the package holiday part of the business because that is what we're talking about now, the package business is about 5% of the total monarch business. the rest of it is a low—cost airline, point—to—point flights all around europe. the danger is if for example they cannot get their atol licence renewed,
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that it could spark contagion, people may lose confidence in the rest of the airline if that is the case. now we have a perfect storm for the shortfall travel business. egypt and turkey were huge markets for monarch before terror attacks reduced that market to almost nothing. so instead they are competing in the old traditional markets of spain, greece, portugal and italy but there is already a slew of companies operating in those markets so that makes them tough to compete with. prices are being pushed down as are profits and that means struggling airlines. air berlin has already gone to the wall and this is the market that monarch is operating in as it heads into the winter schedules. so a perfect storm going on for them. ten days after puerto rico was devastated by hurricane maria, the situation in the american territory remains desperate.
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the entire island is still without power and there's a shortage of drinking water, food and fuel. there's also deepening political tension over relief efforts. while much—needed aid is now arriving, president trump has continued to angrily defend the us response on twitter. the governor of puerto rico gave this update. our priorities at this juncture, keeping food delivery, delivery of gas, making sure that the hospitals are working, making sure that we get more hospitals online and that they get their diesel and their fuel. establishing as best a mechanism for robust communication, whether it be telecoms or otherwise and the air traffic control so that we can get more assets here in puerto rico. the government is also working in conjunction and collaboration with fema. our housing department, the office of the first lady, the family department are also doing
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efforts to distribute food and water in different areas in puerto rico and we are coordinating all of the logistics with fema so that we can make sure that they arrive at their destination. oj simpson has been freed on parole after 9 years in prison. the former us football star and actor was approved for release injuly. he has been serving jail time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 10 other charges following a confrontation in las vegas in 2007. for generations of football fans he was the ultimate hero. now roy race, or roy of the rovers as he's best known, is making a comeback. the melchester rovers striker will feature in a series of books and graphic novels. he'll also be crossing into social media. jeremy stern reports. whether you play at wembley stadium
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or windmill school, there is nothing quite like the feeling of scoring a goal. every young player has a hero. ca nte. he's really strong. diddier drogba has a great attitude on the pitch. definitely neymar. rashford because he is speedy and he scores goals. it would be a perfect description for another legend of the game, the star striker, roy race. the comic peaked in the 19705 and he hangs up his boots 15 years ago. an oxford—based production company is now bringing him out of retirement. he was a hero. the local boy done good. he scored great goals, with eitherfoot, with his head and he played for his team and for his team—mates and everybody loved him. he will return as a 15—year—old and a five—year storyline is being developed.
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no doubt he will dominate on the pitch but his biggest challenge might be to flourish in the digital age. roy is a contemporary character. we will have a youtube channel, we will engage in social media and it will have a presence in different ways. comics have disappeared almost entirely from the news stands in the uk but where they have started rising is in the book world. none of these children had heard of manchester's favourite son. by the time the first edition of the new graphic novel is released next september, roy race could be the one they aspire to. time for a look at the weather with nick miller. a fairly dreary sunday, most of us have had rain at some point in the day. but now it is getting windy as we go through the night and into tomorrow. it is all because of this
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area of low pressure passing to the north of scotland and behind the weather fronts the wind is picking up. the last of the rain clears away east through the night. further heavy showers fall into scotland and parts of northern ireland through the night. south of that a lot of clear whether around and temperatures not going down too far because of that win. it will be blustery on monday wherever you are. we could have some severe gales in parts of scotland and northern ireland. around 50, 60 miles parts of scotland and northern ireland. around 50,60 miles an hour during the rush hour. so there could be some travel disruption. worth checking the situation where you are before you head out. and also further showers, most frequent in the west. a few for northern ireland, the north of england, wales
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and the midlands. south of that very dry until we get rain heading into that south—east corner of england. feeling much fresher tomorrow and colder. south westerly wind at the moment, tomorrow coming for a colder direction. and some outbreaks of rain to end monday across southern counties of england. no pressure of the software scandinavia and still some the software scandinavia and still some strong winds initially on tuesday. perhaps gales or severe gales in the northern isles. but for most of us the wind easing on tuesday. fine with some sunny spells but still enough of a wind to make it feel chilly. high—pressure squeezed away going into wednesday bringing more rain into scotland and northern ireland. pretty wet across western scotland and into cumbria for a time on wednesday. south of
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that staying mainly dry but even here the wind picking up again as well.
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