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patchy rain to stop off on monday, patchy rain to stop off on the west. slowly pushing eastwards. central and eastern parts of the country spain drier for goodbyes on the day. more persistent rain in northern ireland in the afternoon. 14-18d in northern ireland in the afternoon. 14—18d in the sunshine. hello — this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines at 9:30am: hurricane nate makes landfall on the gulf coast of the united states, bringing torrential rain and winds of 85 miles per hour. evacuation orders have been issued for some low—lying areas. after her difficult party conference, theresa may says she's resilient — and won't hide from a challenge. it comes as senior tories have been urging colleagues to stop the infighting and back the prime minister. spain's prime minister, mariano rajoy, says he won't rule out suspending catalonia's government, as tens of thousands of people take to the streets to call for talks. lewis hamilton takes a major
step towards a fourth fi world title with victory at the japanese grand prix. coming up in a few minutes our sunday morning edition of the papers — this mornings reviewers are caroline crampton from the new statesman and peter conradi from the sunday times. before the papers — sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's kathryn downes. good morning. lewis hamilton is closing in on a fourth world title after winning the japanese grand prix. he could win the championship at the next race in texas — after his nearest rival sebastian vettel had to retire again. nick parrott has the story. a show of gratitude for the mercedes car that has taken lewis hamilton to the brink of a fourth world title. consistency brings success in sport, and he's had it this season. starting from pole position for the tenth time in 16 races, he made the
perfect getaway. his main rival, sebastian vettel, has seen his consistency disappear recently. problems with his ferrari spark plugs saw him tumble down the field before retiring afterjust four laps. the german now seems resigned to his fate. his only hope verstappen to deny hamilton for a second week running. the dutchman got within touching distance of the last few la ps got within touching distance of the last few laps but hamilton held on for his eighth win of the season. get in their lewis, brilliant work! with his lead now 59 points, hamilton's bubble seems unlikely to burst and he could even be crowned champion in america in a fortnight. nick parrott, bbc news. leeds rhinos have cemented their standing as the most successful side in super league history by winning an eighth grand final. they beat castleford — the team that finished top of the league during the regular season — by 2a—6. but as adam wild reports, castleford couldn't produce their best when it mattered the most.
the biggest team for the very biggest occasion. leeds rhinos — super league champions once again. but this was a title hard—earned. at old trafford, it was their neighbours who arrived as favourites. just 20 miles separates leeds from castleford, but in recent years, on the field, these clubs have been much further apart. still, the tigers have been the team of the year. that was, until the moment it really mattered. their first grand final, leeds's tenth, experience that told almost from the start. tom briscoe‘s try the only one of the first half, but in the second, that's when the rhinos showed why they are the most successful of the modern era. castleford's fairytale ending, as another was being written. danny mcguire now leaves leeds after 16 years as a player — this was some parting gift. two tries for him, two for briscoe. leeds dominant, ruthless, and, ultimately, unstoppable. so, castleford leave here bitterly disappointed. they say there is no substitute for experience.
leeds have proved that they are super league champions once more. max whitlock has become the first british gymnast to retain a world title by taking gold in the pommel horse in montreal. the olympic champion was competing in his first final since rio. he now has six world championship medals — more now than beth tweddle and louis smith. i didn't even think about it. it didn't even come into my head that it would be history to do that, until i saw — i think it was your tweet this morning. and it made me feel a bit nervous, and it put things into perspective a bit more. so ijust tried to put that to the side. i try and focus on what i do, like i always do, focus on myjob. and myjob was to go there today and perform as good as i possibly can. i mean, that's what sport is all about. champions exeter are back on top of rugby union's premiership table after a bonus point win over newcastle.
the closest game of the round, though, was at the madesjki stadium, where leicester just inched their way past london irish to win by a single point — 28—27 the final score, withjonny may scoring his sixth try in six games. there were also wins for gloucester and bath. johnny sexton became leinster‘s all—time leading points scorer after they beat munster 23—17 in pro!!! yesterday. rory o'loughlin scored both of leinster‘s tries, but it was the boot of sexton that really made the difference. elsewhere, scarlets beat ospreys by a point. england may have made sure of their place at next year's world cup, but a route to russia via the play—offs remains a possibility for the rest of the home nations heading into the crucial final round of qualifying matches. wales and northern ireland are second in their respective groups, as are scotland, who are in slovenia ahead of their match at five o'clock today. after victory against slovakia on thursday, the scots know another win will secure their play—off place. as soon as i walked off the pitch, as soon as i walked in the dressing
room, i could sense it already. there was no singing and dancing, anything like that. we realised they're a good side. we have to play another good side. as a group of individuals, we know how important it is to everybody. we know how important it is, because we're all getting texts from all ourfriends, wishing us good luck, and e—mails, and people we've not heard from in a wee while. so we know that. northern ireland are expected to field their strongest team for the world cup qualifier in norway today. they're already guaranteed to finish second and could be assured of a play—off place before the game even starts, if other results go their way. we've been good in the doubleheaders to date. and again, you know, as i say, we come into this game knowing that there's a huge amount at stake. we have neverfor one minute thought it was anything other than that. and you can tell already that the players are looking forward to the game. but they know that, obviously, they have to try and make sure they win the game as well. there's no pressure on england, of course, after they secured their world cup place on thursday, but manager gareth southgate will be hoping for a much
improved performance when they travel to lithuania. southgate has opted to replace goalkeeper joe hart with jack butland — a chance for butland to challenge for a more regular spot in goal. we're all after the same shirt, but we're all keen to push each other, and make sure that we're all performing to a high standard, because ultimately that means success for us as a nation. so there is brilliant rivalry there, but also great friendship between all of us. and we supported joe excellently the other night, and he obviously went on to make some great saves, and put in a really good performance for us, which is what we want. and i'm sure it would go the opposite way if it was someone else in the goal. more world cup qualifiers tonight. that is all the spot for now but here is the papers. hello and welcome to our look at the sunday papers.
with me are caroline crampton from the new statesman and the sunday times's foreign editor peter conradi. let's take a look at the front pages first starting with. .. the sunday times has an interview with the prime minister in which she suggests she's prepared to demote boris johnson. it also claims that three cabinet ministers discussed forcing her out. the observer says tory grandees are urging mrs may to cultivate the next generation of mps, suggesting that may be the best way to keep mrjohnson out of number 10. but the former prime minister, sirjohn major, has blasted plotters in the mail on sunday, and said backing her is the only way to prevent what he calls the ‘poisonous neo—marxism' of a labour government. the sunday telegraph says the pm is preparing contingency plans in case of failing to secure a brexit deal. and borisjohnson has reportedly told the paper tory mps ‘sniffed the air' this week before backing mrs may. "brexit‘s big three back the pm"
is the lead in the sunday express, trade secretary liam fox has told the paper about what he calls mrs may‘s ‘great inner strength.‘ and the daily star sunday claims england football bosses will send bug sweepers to next year‘s world cup, over fears that the russians will spy on the team. not sure how much they would learn if they did spy on the team but anyway! let‘s begin, peter, your paper. may plotting to demote boris in reshuffle, issue really? that's what it says here. essentially we have our political editor who got an interview with theresa may and she is asked, what would you do about borisjohnson? she is asked, what would you do about boris johnson? she doesn't is asked, what would you do about borisjohnson? she doesn't say outright, i'm going to sack him. what she does say is it has never been my style to hide from the challenge, it's part of myjob to
make sure i have the best people in my cabinet and so on. stepped back from giving total support to him, hasn't said directly she will sack him. we have another quote in the piece from one of the ministers, a senior figure with knowledge of the prime minister's thinking who says, "there is not a binary choice between keeping boris and sacking boris". you put two and two together and... you come up with a plot! laughter caroline, you were at the conservative party conference and watched the prime minister‘s speech, how was as it unfolded? a bizarre atmosphere like nothing i have really seen before. having watched it back onto the vision later, the difference between the two experiences is quite striking. we all saw on screen how she struggled with coughing and the bizarre prankster, the stuff fell off the scene behind a bar in the room there was an amazing feeling of camaraderie almost. we want her to
succeed and keep going and to make it. which was a strange disjunction between what happened on the stage and... because party conferences are largely seen by people not at them, we see them on the news, on twitter and facebook. this is a very interesting, as peter says, interesting, as peter says, interesting calculation to come up with this story. i‘m interested in this quote saying there is not a binary choice between keeping and sacking boris. it hints may be something like what happened to michael gove a year or so ago could happen, that may be boris ‘s new environment secretary, a job the tories seem not to price highly and put people in to keep out of trouble. what would boris make of that? i think it would be a defeat for him. he is playing high—stakes game. both he and theresa may, i envisage a bit like chess, moving their pieces cautiously at this moment. neither giving full support each other but neither overtly condemning each other. and ending up
as environment secretary would be him being wiped off the board. do you think we are in a limbo period, peter, where she is prime minister because there is in a concerted effort to get rid of her for the moment, but a lot of people, in fact most tory abuse, don‘t think she can stick around that long, until the next election? i don't have the pleasure of having been to the tory party conference, but yes, exactly. that is the situation. if you start from the premise she is probably not going to fight the next election for the tories, then the question is, at what point does she go? why hang around? what point does she go? why hang around ? the what point does she go? why hang around? the other problem is who is going to replace her? no one seems to be able to agree on anyone. boris is obviously a hugely divisive figure. who else, really? a bit dispiriting for the tories. that is the answer to how long she will stay, until they know who will replace her. because a long and fractious leadership contest would be terrible for the party and also terrible for brexit negotiations,
give the apparent to the 27. so u nless give the apparent to the 27. so unless there can be an easy transition, the kind of coronation wheel mosul when theresa may became leader, i don‘t think they will risk it. the front page in the observer, axe old guard to make way for the young stars. the idea of a reshuffle, where younger conservatives are brought up the ranks. is that sort of water down the threat and people like boris johnson, do you think?|j the threat and people like boris johnson, do you think? i think. the threat and people like boris johnson, do you think? ithink. it's much harder to get booked on television programmes and so on if you don‘t have that moniker of foreign secretary, minister for so and so, not that boris will never struggle for airtime! there is also the idea that just struggle for airtime! there is also the idea thatjust as theresa may herself called out the conservatives for being the nasty party, they have kind of become the nasty party again under her leadership. bringing in fresh under her leadership. bringing in fres h fa ces under her leadership. bringing in fresh faces and new talent, younger mps without baggage necessarily, that helps. things like the ivory
ban also helped, her organ donor opt out as opposed to opt in helps, softening round the edges. out as opposed to opt in helps, softening round the edgesm out as opposed to opt in helps, softening round the edges. is there a generation of young stars waiting to get into the cabinet? there are some people in the 2015 and 2017 inta ke some people in the 2015 and 2017 intake who were impressive, they are u ntested intake who were impressive, they are untested but we saw them at the conference. to be honest, i don‘t think she can do worse than what she has now! the 2010 intake as well. guess, although some of them have kind of camera room feelings which might get in the way. a feeling that has been talked about, borisjohnson thinks he has one last shot at the loot leadership, what you think? one would think. he has the problem with having been around for rather a long time. and sort of challenging and not challenging. that's the problem, i think. maybe a bit like the hillary clinton problem. let's go to the mail on sunday. they have an
interview withjohn the mail on sunday. they have an interview with john major. another conservative prime minister who knows all about dealing with treachery and rebellion on the backbenches. he does, doesn't he? it seems to me, i'm not a political expert, but like this is a rerun of the last few years of the major government, or the plot and the last few years of the major government, orthe plot and —— the last few years of the major government, or the plot and —— will be plotting going on and rivals waiting in the wings, last time it was tony blair and mrjeremy corbyn. i think it's interesting to hear major's views. he has done what one would expect, stop trying to undermine her, stop trying to sabotage has supplemented it with a call for stronger and more bold policies. his criticism is what theresa may is coming up with this just corbyn right and that dobyns have really got to go out there and do dramatic thing. —— the tories have to go out there and do dramatic thing. that was a criticism at the conference, when the prime minister did get out some of her proposals
during the speech in between the coughing, people are saying this is kind of labour light, the energy cap for example, something seemed similarto for example, something seemed similar to what ed miliband suggested. which the tories slammed as marxist and unworkable but here they are suggesting it now. similarly her suggestions on housing will barely scratched the surface of the problem and it will inflate and already inflated market. i think major is right to say that. it‘s interesting you mentioned his legacy in the 90s, the bag me or sack me stuff. he is in a sense still fighting the battles. one of the main things he is suggesting in this piece in the mail on sunday is dropping universal credit, the brainchild of iain duncan smith. what goes around comes around! tory factions are still fighting battles from nearly 20 years ago. this is the legacy from the election, i
suppose, really. theresa may, as one of her critics said, rolled the dice and kind of lost. she won the election but didn‘t get what she wanted, in terms of strengthening her position. she has been weakened ever since. this is going back to what we said before about boris. theresa may can be ruthless when necessary. she sacked george osborne when she came in as leader in a move that impressed everybody. apart from george osborne. yes, obviously. but she‘s not that strong position any more and nothing shows that more than the continued career boris johnson. peter, let's talk about something other than the conservatives. spain the constitutional crisis. a week ago we we re constitutional crisis. a week ago we were watching the referendum and police crackdown in catalonia, extraordinary scenes. the front of the observer has a picture of a protester in madrid with a sticker saying we talk? . a lot of demonstrations today in catalonia,
in barthelemy, anti—independence demonstrations, notjust pro—independence people taking to the street. the observer has an interesting take on it. a lot of the reporter so far has focused on the demands of independence from the people of catalonia. the observer have been there and been talking to the anti—independent protesters. catalonia is divided. it seems to be something pretty typical these days, england was divided over brexit and america over trump and hillary clinton. you have a referendum, only 4296 clinton. you have a referendum, only 42% took part, 90% said yes the other 58 among them, a lot of them don't want independence. the implication is they didn‘t really vote voting that a referendum. they didn't vote because they didn't agree with the idea of the referendum. in the area there is something like 40% of the population who are either, who are spanish rather than catalonian and a lot of
immigrants from further afield and from other parts of spain. so it is not quite as black and white as is being portrayed. where do you see it ending, caroline? it is potentially dangerous. we saw a taste of the violence they could be last week. and some of the rhetoric coming out of madrid is worrying, as well. this idea that the region‘s autonomy could be revoked, the parliament dissolved. more suppression, as it were. i think where ever you stand on the actual politics, as peter says, it‘s much more concentrated than just yes or no, which was the question put before people, i think the worry that it could explode into further tension is very, very real. interesting parallel, in scotland they were allowed to have a referendum, in spain the catalonian is not allowed a referendum. you would think the spanish could learn lessons of how we do things here... in some matters! maybe not lessons about how to cheat in your
university essays. that is the story in the sunday telegraph, saying lecturers are being paid and then topping up their earnings by accepting cash from students to help them cheat in their degrees. peter, obviously you never cheated in any of your exams! certainly not. there seems to be an sae mill company set up to provide this service. they are employing some of the lecturers who are not paid very much. at a time when all the sort of focus is on the vice chancellor is getting huge zoo—400,000 annual salaries, the lecturers are fairly lowly pa id salaries, the lecturers are fairly lowly paid and they've just come up with a way of supplementing their income! chuckles not a good thing. is it shocking? not a good thing. is it shocking? not particularly. what is shocking is these essay companies are allowed to exist at all. you essentially
have a two speed employment system in universities. people like vice chancellors and senior professors on big permanent salaries and then hourly paid, often recent postgraduates and so on, doing the actual teaching and so on, and they have no employment security and often poorly paid. so it is not great, but it is understandable that a small fraction of them would choose to top up their income like this. what is not that understandable is why these companies are allowed to exist at all. exactly. it is mainly writing essay for the coursework, if you took the coursework element out of a degree, then you wouldn‘t have that problem. that is true. i thought also they had lots of anti—plagiarism software they could run these essays through, maybe that's how they've been caught out. but major problems. also in the telegraph we have crunch time for popcorn. for decades boiled sweets were top of the lists of food demonised for damaging a place but
110w demonised for damaging a place but now it‘s apparently got form —— popcorn, your popcorn eater? not really, i don‘t like it very much. you know when you make it and all the kernels pop and you have those little brown had... i know. the corn kernels are incredibly hard, so if you tried to bite on those i would imagine you could have dental problems. this story says problems have doubled in the last two years to one in ten dental cases. they don't give a source for this, i don't give a source for this, i don't know where they got this piece of information and what about the threat of granola ? of information and what about the threat of granola? sitting in the cinema when people are eating popcorn. it is noisy. so noisy, i think it should be banned from sale in cinemas! that is my message for the day. right, finally we‘ve got back to the sunday times. cartoons during kids into gambling. tell us more about that. this is actually a very
serious story which is looking at online gambling, which is a huge industry. britain spent £34,000 a minute on online gambling games. what the sunday times has discovered is that a number of these games appear to be targeted very much at children. for example, you go on the paddy power website, it is still there this morning, i checked, there is the peter pan game. another has jack and the beanstalk, a princess moon game... these things seem very, very clearly targeted at children. yes, in orderto very clearly targeted at children. yes, in order to gamble kids have to go through the various online checks to demonstrate they are over 18 and have a credit card in most cases, but their ways around that, kids always find ways running things. it is shocking, in terms of things should be done to stop them basically targeting kids. caroline?
astonishing, the gambling commission has found about 450,000 children are gambling in england and wales every week. nearly half a million. i had no idea it was that big a problem. gambling with what money, you wonder. i don't know for sure but i imagine if using mum or dad‘s ipad and they have their eye cloud account setup and linked to their credit card, there you go, off you 90, credit card, there you go, off you go, are in. as petersaid, kids credit card, there you go, off you go, are in. as peter said, kids are very innovative and will always find a way. but this is a loophole in the industry is exploiting that should be closed immediately. and a wider issue about gambling adverts on tv. for example, football, on the satellite channels a lot of the adverts, which obviously young people watch a lot of the football on television, a lot of promotion of gambling? yes. as for is the industry is concerned, they want to get people young, like the tobacco industry in the past or even still
ina numberof industry in the past or even still in a number of countries. yes, you get them on and you get the money, basically. what is the answer? a ban? i think at the very least i think you need more self—regulation. the piece quotes someone from the industry federation who sort of says to paraphrase, i'm surprised we still do this. we need tougher guidelines. i think basically the first line is you have to say to the industry, you have to tighten up your act and get of these things as they are clearly targeting children. thank you both so much for being with us this morning. caroline durant peter, many thanks indeed. that is it from the papers. a look at the front pages every night at 10:40pm here on bbc news. hello. we have a lot of dry weather
across many parts of the country today. not everywhere, some showers in the north—west but sky is a little like the ones above central london for most places. a bitter blue sky working through black cloud, lifting any of this ‘smisty botched patches quickly. we have an area of high pressure coming in from the south—west. a pretty weak weather front, a warm front is sitting up towards the north—west. that will bring us a bit more cloud for northern ireland and western scotla nd for northern ireland and western scotland with some outbreaks of drizzly rain and a few light showers towards the north—west of england. to the east of that, some brighter skies, further south also looking mostly dry. this is four o‘clock this afternoon, 17—18 in the south, pleasa nt this afternoon, 17—18 in the south, pleasant with light winds and some sunshine, not a pleasant with light winds and some sunshine, nota bad pleasant with light winds and some sunshine, not a bad autumnal day. further north, a bit more cloud for the north midlands in towards parts of north—west england. the east of the pennines, more sunshine and more sunshine to eastern scotland. for northern ireland and western scotland, fairly cloudy. a few spots a patchy rain and persistent rain over the hills across the west of
scotland. into the evening hours, we keep patchy outbreaks of rain in the northern half of the country. drier further south but quite cloudy, and the odd spot of drizzle in the early hours of monday morning. with all the cloud around, and the outbreaks of rainfor the cloud around, and the outbreaks of rain for some of us, a mild and frost free night to come, with ambridge is holding between 11—13d first thing monday morning. during monday, starting on a fairly cloudy note and we will see some spots of rain across the west of the country. central and eastern errors, plenty of sunny spells for much of the day but eventually those drizzly outbreaks of framework further towards the east and then more persistent rain into northern ireland during the afternoon. ahead of that, 14-18d ireland during the afternoon. ahead of that, 14—18d in sunny spells. it is looking rather unsettled as we had through monday night into tuesday. low pressure, as you can see, approaching from the atlantic. during tuesday, a weak front will push southwards, just a few showers. that will be followed by some dry
weather before the next area of wet and windy weather arrives in the north—west later in the day. that sets us up for more rain across the north—west of the country in the week ahead, drier conditions further south and east, reasonably mild, quite greasy and all an autumnal outlook. by bye for now. —— quite breezy and all in all an autumnal outlook. this is bbc news. the headlines at ten: hurricane nate makes landfall in the united states, bringing torrential rain and strong winds to the gulf coast — but forecasters say it is going to weaken. after her difficult party conference, theresa may says she‘s resilient, and won‘t hide from a challenge. nicola sturgeon says at the start of