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the result on social media. in a quickly deleted tweet, she said: no—one told mejudging a great british bake—off final would be so emotional. i wanted them all to win. bravo... followed by the name of the winner. which we have of course removed. hopefully it won't have spoiled it for too many people, but it is a shame because the big story is the fact it has worked. this unlikely move from the bbc to channel 4 has gone really well. they have huge viewing figures and it was supposed to be a celebration tonight, it was the big finale and hopefully it hasn't been spoiled for too many people. prue leith, who is currently in south asia, quickly apologised saying: i am so sorry to the fans of the show, for my mistake this morning. i'm in a different time zone and mortified by my error. the show hasn't attracted the massive viewing figures it enjoyed on bbc one, but has still been a big channel 4 hit they will be hoping today's accidental revelation won't prevent tonight's final have becoming the most watched show in decades.
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0h oh dear! time for a look at the weather with phil. last mention of bake, the temperatures are set to go the other way on the way to weekend. it is not particularly sparkly, in northern and western parts of scotla nd northern and western parts of scotland for a bit of brightness you have to come further south, but if your day hasn't been particularly sparkly, i am your day hasn't been particularly sparkly, iam not your day hasn't been particularly sparkly, i am not surprised. there are hints of brightness in the south—west, the cloud is at its thickest in northern around western parts of scotland and the rain keeps on coming here, with the wind in the south—west, it is not a particularly cold day, nor indeed will it be followed by alcold night. notice at that weather front becomes rather more confined to northern ireland, central scotland the rain does focus up central scotland the rain does focus up here, not a cold night as i say, single figures in the south but you will be stepping out to something akin to what you had this morning. that rain beginning to mount up.
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there are met office warnings about that, so if you are commuting to the glasgow end, watch out for the amount of surface water. north of that the chance of a wee bit of sunshine. you will have shower, the rub of it for the day. further south away from that frontal zone, a decent start to the day. i am hopeful about wednesday that many more will get to see a bit of sunshine, temperatures starting off reasonably, eight to ii, sunshine, temperatures starting off reasonably, eight to 11, thanks to the combination of cloud and the south—westerly breeze, and through the day, not a great deal changing, eventually, and i do mean eventually that front will begin to ease further south, into the southern uplands of scotland, down towards the belfast area. north of it it is a mixture of sunny spells and showers. with brightness in the south you could be looking at 14 or 15. not too bad at all. out of wednesday into thursday, at last that rainfall begins to ease further towards the south, a band of cloud with the odd bit and piece of rain, rather than anything torrential.
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behind, drier, thankfully and a bit brighter too, here we are on to friday, new set of weather fronts bringing cloud and rain into the north—west of scotland, to northern ireland, but elsewhere a lot of cloud. relatively mile, maybe an odd passing shower, this is the start of saturday and that could be a good deal more rain for a time, across that south—east quarter of the british isles, what i am showing you is the isobars bending their way towards iceland and north—westly, which will drag a lot more in the way of cold air down and across the british isles, to get us on into the weekend, so, the weekend itself looking to be a combination of sunny spell, some scattered showers, as i say the temperatures are on the way down. thank you. and that is all from the bbc news at one. goodbye from me on bbc news at one. goodbye from me on bbc one, wejoin bbc news at one. goodbye from me on bbc one, we join the bbc bbc news at one. goodbye from me on bbc one, wejoin the bbc news bbc news at one. goodbye from me on bbc one, we join the bbc news teams where you are. have a good afternoon. you are watching bbc news. after six
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yea rs you are watching bbc news. after six years together, sir mo farah has split from his american coach alberto salazar. he won former olympic gold and six world championship titles in their time together in oregon. he is returning together in oregon. he is returning to the uk with his family. he says the end of his relationship has nothing to do with the two year anti—doping investigation into alberto salazar. both men deny any wrongdoing during their time together. none of salazar‘s athletes have failed a drugs test. mo farah retired from the track this summer and gary locke, paula radcliffe's husband, will oversee his marathon career. he posted this message on social media. i want to thank each member of the project and alberto
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for all he's done over the years. i am coming back and my new coach will be gavin locke so i'm excited to start a new project, and i can't wait to be back home and see my team at arsenal and emirates. england's cricketers have had their first practice session in australia ahead of the ashes. they are in perth where they will face a team on wednesday. the first match is in brisbane. james vincent has said he was expecting to bat at number three. he was dropped last year after a string of poor schools in england. he said he was surprised to get a recall but is determined to make the most of the chance. —— report scores in england. if you're having a tough time it is publicised. it was hard to deal with at times. it felt as if i should have been doing better than i was. thankful to have another opportunity now. especially in australia against the australians in an ashes series.
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another champions league night, celtic host five—time european champions bayern munich. while chelsea travel to rome. manchester united are top of their group with three out of three. they are home to benfica. victory at old trafford could take them into the knockout stages, that is if cska moscow fail to beat basel in the other group game. jose mourinho addressed most of the press conference in his native portuguese, but he gave in english answer in which he defended his striker, romelu lukaku, who has had a bit of a barren spell in front of goal. i don't attack my players ifi of goal. i don't attack my players if i feel my players don't deserve it. romelu lukaku always deserves. what he does for the team, what he does for the team is, is fantastic. playing football as a striker, it's not just about scoring goals. playing football as a striker, it's notjust about scoring goals. for me, on in my team. and i think he
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should be untouchable, also, in the support and the respect he deserves from the fans. —— for me, untouchable in my team. kyle edmund is through to the second round of the paris masters. he has been pushed all the way by his russian opponent. he had to save a match point in a tie—break against the world number 76 before winning in three. he has americanjack sock up in three. he has americanjack sock up next. warrington‘s ben currie replaces burgess in england standing line—up —— starting line—up in their match against babylon in sydney on saturday. burgess damaged knee ligaments during the defeat by australia. ben currie will make his first end and start. that's the only change. let the non—are the lowest ranked side in the tournament, but they did beat france. —— lebanon are they did beat france. —— lebanon are the lowest ranked side. wales will
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make three changes. scotla nd scotland also shipped 50 points in their match against tonga. walker, thomas, and anderson are all included. steve mccormac has made some positional tweaks, as well. some rugby union news, ireland say they won't give up on hosting the 2023 world cup, even though south africa has been recommended by the tournament's organising board. france are also bidding to stage that event. the world's rugby council meet in just over a fortnight to vote on the host. find out more on that story over on the bbc sport website. south africa are the frontrunners to host the world cup again. i will be back with much
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more in the next hour. see you then. thank you. let's get more now on the recent press conference held by catalonia's sacked president, carles puigdemont. he told reporters in brussels he had travelled to belgium not to seek asylum — but because he wanted to make his voice heard at the heart of europe. he said he was looking forward to fighting the upcoming catalan elections. translation: we are not scared of the democratic challengers, just the opposite. the spanish government wa nts to opposite. the spanish government wants to do its best to legitimise article 155. we will participate with the policies. we are sure that the problems can be solved. not beating people. the election of the
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2ist beating people. the election of the 21st was a challenge and we are taking the challenge with all of our strength. we will respect the results of the elections going forth from the 21st of september. like we have done always. —— 21st of december. irrespective of the result. i would like to ask the spanish government a question, will it do the same? issue article 155. and the spanish block will respect the results of the vote. i would like a clear commitment from the spanish government. we would respect the results which could give a majority for the independence. it is clear to know this. because if there is no clear engagement from the spanish government, there will be a
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division. the results should be applied. and we would know what result would be applied and what respect the spanish government gives. as the spanish government ready to respect the result, irrespective of the result, yes or no? ca rles no? carles puigdemont speaking earlier in brussels. the bank of england is warning that 75,000 jobs could be lost from britain's financial services sector — if the uk leaves the european union without a trade deal. senior figures at the bank are said to be using the number as a "reasonable scenario" for future planning — but are thought to be "optimistic" that negotiations will be successful. our assistant political editor norman smith has been getting reaction from westminster. the timing of this report from the bank of england could hardly be more crucial, because it comes on the day that david davis is breathing the cabinet this morning on the uk's readiness for leaving the eu, looking across the range of different areas of the economy to
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assess how prepared they are for life outside the eu with and without a deal. of course, the city is such a deal. of course, the city is such a huge contributor to the british economy, a crucial element in that. joining me is the lib dem leader, serva nts joining me is the lib dem leader, servants cable. we have heard warnings before about the impact of brexit on the city. —— server vince cable. but these have been overstated and the city has coped before and probably will cope now with brexit. it isa probably will cope now with brexit. it is a very resilient institution. but we haven't had brexit yet. the bank of england's estimates of about 75,000 job losses, which i think one in12 of 75,000 job losses, which i think one in 12 of the labour force, 75,000 job losses, which i think one in 12 of the labourforce, are in the middle of the range of numbers being talked about by other people. do you think it could be higher? the chairman of the london stock exchange thought we were talking about 200,000. that is at the top end of the range. this is if we don't get an agreement. one of the problems with the wto's solution of
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the hardline brexiteers is that it doesn't protect the services sector, particularly financial services. but there are around 1 million jobs particularly financial services. but there are around 1 millionjobs in there are around 1 millionjobs in the financial sector in the uk. 75,000 is a dot. but it is farfrom being a hammer blow to the city. —— 75,000 is a lot. but it could grow and still remain the most pre—eminent financial sector in the world. in the past it has demonstrated resilience. but it would be hard hit. it is not about jobs, although that is serious, that is -- jobs, although that is serious, that is —— and it is about government revenue. that is why philip hammond has been very downbeat about the budget. he knows that if there is a ha rd budget. he knows that if there is a hard brexit, particularly, government revenue would be massively hit. well over 10% of government revenue come from the city. what is significant about the bank of england's statement today is they are being open and transparent.
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opening their numbers to questioning. what is striking is that the government will not release its own estimates. that leads people to believe they are not very good. we know today there are these 58 report into various areas of the economy which david davis said would bea economy which david davis said would be a mistake to release because it would provide ammunition to people sitting on the other side of the negotiation table in the brexit negotiations. it's very disappointing. in the past he has a lwa ys disappointing. in the past he has always been a champion of open government, certainly when he was mp, and i'm disappointed he has taken this position. the eu now that the british economy is very vulnerable. if we finish crashing out enormous damage will be done. it'll be helpful to everybody, including the british industry is faced with these challenges, if the fa cts faced with these challenges, if the facts were spelt out. keeping them secret probably makes people fear they are worse than they actually are. given we know of the state of
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the negotiations right now, how likely do you judge a no deal outcome? it is increasingly likely. six months ago most people felt the government would get the benefit of the doubt, they would negotiate what was called soft brexit at the time. the options are increasing. they are increasing because the british government is itself divided. the hardliners have the upper hand. if theresa may was able to negotiate a sensible compromise, the europeans know that the hardliners would probably overrule it. that makes it increasingly likely it would happen and with devastating consequences. thanks very much. we may get more details when we have the midday briefing from the prime minister's spokesman about the cabinet meeting on what david davis has told collea g u es on what david davis has told colleagues about the level of preparedness in different sectors of the british economy for life outside the british economy for life outside the eu. police injapan have arrested a 27—year—old man after uncovering nine dismembered bodies inside his apartment in tokyo.
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officers are said to have discovered two decapitated heads dumped in a coolbox near the apartment entrance, before coming across more bodies. the bbc‘s rupert wingfield—hayes filed this report. what we know so far is that the police have a 27—year—old man in custody. the man was detained at his home. his home is in a dormitory town outside tokyo, a very sleepy little place. that happened when police went to his apartment late on monday night. apparently they discovered two severed heads inside picnic coolers outside the apartment. they then went inside the apartment. they then went inside the apartment and found what could only be described as an incredibly grisly scene. they found the dismembered bodies of nine victims, eight of
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whom we understand why women. they took the man into custody there. he has been charged with dismembering the bodies. he has not so far been charged with murder. we expect that to follow. we know how police were led to his apartment. they were looking for a 23—year—old woman who went missing in the area last week. she was reported missing by her brother. police managed to find cctv footage from a local railway station which showed the young woman and the suspect walking together. they went to the woman's apartment. with the help of her brother they managed to get a ccess help of her brother they managed to get access to her social media account. through that they found m essa g es account. through that they found messages between her and the suspect, in which apparently she was seeking assistance, or help, or a partner in committing suicide. another even more grisly aspect to this story. this is very shocking.
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injapan the this story. this is very shocking. in japan the sort this story. this is very shocking. injapan the sort of murders are extremely rare. from time to time there are, you know, really grisly murders that happen injapan, last year there was the murder of 19 people at a nursing home outside tokyo, which was the largest mass murder in modern japanese history. however, the murder rate generally injapan and the crime rate generally in japan is injapan and the crime rate generally injapan is extremely low, one of the lowest in the world. when something like this happens it is even more shocking, obviously. the latest from tokyo there. the headlines: the sacked catalan leader ca rles headlines: the sacked catalan leader carles puigdemont says the spanish high court has no legal grounds to begina high court has no legal grounds to begin a case against him and his ministers on charges of rebellion. the bank of england estimates up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in the financial services sector if britain leads the european union without a trade deal. tackling problem gambling, the government is proposing a substantial reduction of the £100
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maximum stake on fixed odds gaming machines in betting shops. it's 100 machines in betting shops. it's100 years since the russian revolution, an event that would define the 20th century. all this week our correspondent steve rosenberg will be crossing russia to report from cities connected to that historic event. today he is in moscow, the final resting place of vladimir lenin. in the second of his special series steve looks at how modern russians view the founder of bolshevism. ina park in a park outside moscow these are the ghosts of communism past. like a freak show of fallen idols. and the red star of this show is vladimir lenin, who led the russian revolution. there are an estimated 14,000 revolution. there are an estimated 111,000 statues of this man in the soviet union. that means wherever you went in the ussr there was at least one vladimir lenin thinking about you. taking care of you. or
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just watching you. but communism did more than make statues of him. it preserved his body and put it on display. vladimir lenin is more alive than the living, declared one soviet slogan, a whole scientific institute was set up to maintain the courts. over time it has had to replace some skin and flesh with plastics and other material. vladimir lenin's red square mausoleum was a site of pilgrimage in the ussr. the late revolutionary quite literally cult viewing. it's one of the ironies of the russian revolution. but the man who led it, the bolshevik who waged war on the church, and once declared they could be nothing more abominable than religion, that this man, vladimir lenin, ended up the closest thing communism had to a guard. his body put on display here in the
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mausoleum, and deified like a soviet saint. but, at 100 years after his revolution, might now be time to consign the mausoleum to history and commit his body to the ground?” believe that he should be buried. this symbol of the revolution should find its proper place. not on the red square. over our dead body, says the communist party. nobody is going to lay a finger on him, the party leader says, and if anybody dares to try we will chase them away. this man has a connection to the burial business, his company decorates a funeral accessories. there is also a connection to vladimir lenin, he is his great great grand nephew. translation: one idea is to bury vladimir lenin in the mausoleum, to satisfy those who think he should lie on the ground, and those who
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believe he should stay put. whether or not his body remains on red square, vladimir lenin is little more than a museum piece now to most russians. a curiosity, a relic of a lost world. seven years ago, huge flames engulfed hastings pier in a devastating fire that almost destroyed it. the aftermath saw the community come together in an effort restore it to its former glories. its replacement — which opened to the public last year — is now the front runner for the biggest award in british architecture, the riba stirling prize. our arts correspondent, david sillito, has been to meet the people who helped turn a disaster into a triumph. it gets you in here. you just think, why? you were here when it burned down? i was. people that i've never spoken to before were stopping me to talk about the pier.
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and everybody was devastated. it was really quite upsetting. the fact there had been a massive fire. and it felt like, how do we actually come back from that? did you think it was all over? i did and a lot of people did. but it was actually the opposite. seven years after that fire, hastings pier has been reborn. these three women are shareholders. the local community now owns the pier and it has been rebuilt. this curtain of glass, it finally gives the people of hastings a panoramic view out to sea. the woodwork here is the original timber from the pier. there are still some of the scorch marks from the fire of 2010. the most important innovation is this, nothing. what they chose not to build, the empty space.
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there is no end of the pier. and there is a good reason for all of this space. the history of britain's piers is a story of recurring disaster. flimsy wooden attractions that have a habit of going bankrupt and burning down. so much to listen to, so much to see, and everything must be the finest in the world, even the potato peeler. the old seaside attractions have gone. in their place? open space that can be used for a variety of moneymaking enterprises. the victorians had this great concept of walking over the sea. promenading. thanks to then we've got this madness in our society called piers. madness? absolutely bonkers. peter wheeler is the pier‘s engineer, 3000 tonnes
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of new steel had been added to try to keep the elements at bay. it's a triumph of hope over reality, isn't it? yes, and that's the biggest challenge. how does a pier fund its own maintenance? that is where piers have a problem. nevertheless, hastings pier is in the running now for building of the year. but whatever happens, for the residents who helped save it this is the prize they really wanted. what are your thoughts looking out on this now? i love it. it is just so peaceful. and you can see all the nominated buildings on the bbc arts website and find out who is the winner of the riba stirling prize for architecture live on the bbc news channel tonight at 8.30pm. let's ta ke let's take a look at the weather now. good afternoon. not as bright as it
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was there in hastings through my front door, but nowhere near as bad as it has been quite widely across northern and western parts of scotla nd northern and western parts of scotland this morning. for a little bit more of the ways of you need to come further south, this is down towards worcestershire this morning. there are gaps appearing in this cloud across the southern counties of england and wales. there is the odd glimmer of sunshine to be had across the eastern side of scotland. you get the sense from the picture that there is a lot of cloud, but at least with the breeze coming in from the south west it isn't a cold afternoon. the weather front providing some of the cloud for some of that rain, which will be ever present through the heart of scotla nd present through the heart of scotland during the course of the night. again, not overly cold anywhere across, thanks to the breeze from the south—west and quite an extensive cloud cover. the met office already have warnings out
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about not so much the intensity of the rain, but the longevity. there will be a lot of surface water. if you are commuting over the west end of the m8, a lot of surface water. come away from that and it's a much drier prospect. i suspect a much brighter one too for some as we get the day going on wednesday. notice this come lunchtime, that rain is still there all the central and southern parts of scotland and northern ireland. north of that weather front, a mix northern ireland. north of that weatherfront, a mix of northern ireland. north of that weather front, a mix of sunny spells and showers. some of those showers are sharp. down south, not a bad day for this time of year, a bit above par. where is that front going? it makes a difference, slumping towards the southern counties of england and wales, weakening all the while as pressure builds in around it. behind it, a chance of some brightness, but the temperatures, because of the breeze coming in from the
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north—west, not that spectacular, but at least you get some dry weather. make the most of it, because on friday the weather front or back into northern ireland and western scotland. again, pretty reasonable, but at the start of the weekend that weather front is bringing rain into the south—east quarter. gradually pulling away. and look at the isobars, that is a north—westerly direction, wind flows around and at this time of year that is not a warm direction. cold air slumping its way across the british isles. this weekend, sunny spells, showers, and it feels distinctly chilly. see you later. hello, you're watching afternoon live i'm simon mccoy. today at 2. calls for a crackdown on high—stake fixed—odds betting terminals; is the bookies' luck about to run out. there are now 430,000 gambling addicts in britain and many of them lose vast amounts of money on fixed
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odds betting terminals. scotland yard investigates seven new allegations of assault in the uk by the us film producer, harvey weinstein. i will return but i want guarantees. catalonia's sacked president says he has not travelled to belgium to seek asylum. i'm not here in order to claim political asylum. this is not a belgian question. i'm here in brussels as the capital of europe. coming up, all the sport from olly and change foremo farah?
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