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or even appear on the programme, you can callus on 0370 0106 676 or e—mail us. you can find us on twitter and do have a look at our website. that's all from us, we will be back to hear your thoughts about bbc news coverage again next week. goodbye. hello — this is breakfast, with dan walker and louise minchin. new claims about the conduct of mps. the conservatives suspend charlie elphicke, and rivera what is
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described as serious allegations about it to the police. the mp says he has done nothing wrong. —— and there are fairand he has done nothing wrong. —— and there are fair and what is described. and three mps with complaints over their treatment of women. we will be in westminster with the latest. good morning. it's saturday, november 4th. also this morning: netflix say they will no longer work with kevin spacey because of allegations of sexual misconduct. new figures reveal only half of the uk's speed cameras are actually switched on. and it is fantasy football's claim for teams living the dream in the fa cup. but it was to be no fairy tale ending for non—league hide as mk dons made their campaign turned with a fantastic goal to open the scoring
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in their victory. and it is horribly wet this morning, pouring down through the weekend. matt has the a nswe i’s. through the weekend. matt has the answers. good morning. ithoroughly wet start for some of you but things will get drier, brighter and colder throughout the day. some showers in the north—west. yourfull throughout the day. some showers in the north—west. your full forecast coming up in15 the north—west. your full forecast coming up in 15 minutes. see you then, matt. good morning. first, our main story. the conservative mp charlie elphicke has been suspended by the party after it said "serious allegations" had been passed to the police. the party didn't give any details about what the allegations are, or who had made them. mr elphicke, a member of the commons treasury select committee, said the media had been told of his suspension first, and he wasn't aware of the nature of the claims. here's more from our political correspondent, emma va rdy. new allegations are emerging ever more frequently. this is charlie elphicke, the conservative mp for dover since
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2010, who wakes up this morning no longer a tory mp, at least for now. that is because last night the man in charge of discipline for conservative mps, the new chief whip julian smith, issued a statement... charlie elphicke's anger about how he's been treated was clear. he tweeted: meanwhile, the labour mp clive lewis has strongly denied an allegation of impropriety at the labour party conference in september. i don't, as a rule, at packed labour party conferences, grope people's bottoms when i greet them. it's just not how i roll — it's not what i do. labour is also under pressure over
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mp kelvin hopkins who was suspended for inappropriate behaviour towards a young activist. and jeremy corbyn is facing questions over why he was promoted to the shadow cabinet even after this came to light. mr hopkins says he denies the allegations. and the former cabinet minister ivan lewis has apologised for making some female colleagues uncomfortable, but said he never made any nonconsensual advances towards women. this is a place gripped by a collective trepidation about what might come next. individuals fearful for their own reputations — others fearful for the very reputation of politics itself. let's speak now to our political correspondent, emma vardy, who's in westminster. in that report you were saying, you know, what comes next‘s how much comes next? that is the idea among all of you journalists following this, that there is more to come. absolutely. i think party officials have been struggling to keep up with the pace at which these allegations have emerged. there is a sense
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parties are braced for more allegations to come out, and the question is what scandal will be next. but in the last hour sir roger gale, the conservative mp for north thanet who has been in politics for some three decades said, hold on a second, let's put the brakes on. we must treat people as innocent until proven guilty. he said this is becoming a witchhunt and if we are not careful we will be in danger of preventing any decent people from wanting to enter the house of commons at all. so you really get the sense from that of the sort of tension going on behind the scenes. a lot of allegations we have seen in the press have also been strenuously denied, and we will probably now see a period of weeks, if not months, with these allegations are looked at. the substance of these allegations can then be examined more closely, but really at the moment there is this atmosphere here, this feeling, that there is a dark cloud over british politics if you like. some are saying it is
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reminiscent of the expenses scandal which rocked british politics back in 2009. this scandal will need to run its course. some say it is a sign there has been a long overdue change needed in british political culture. yes, and certainly something we will be covering with you, emma, in the coming weeks and days. thanks very much. netflix has cut all ties with kevin spacey, who plays the lead role in one of its most successful programmes, house of cards. the company said it would no longer be involved in the series if the actor continued to be part of it. following allegations of sexual misconduct. it comes as police in new york say they have a viable case against the hollywood producer harvey weinstein, facing rape allegations, which he has denied.
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ben ando reports. from awards and honours, to accusations and cancellations. the influential tv company netflix says it will all longer work with director kevin spacey, as allegations against him mount up. a number of men have said the 0scar—winning actor assaulted them. 0ne claimed he was attacked while mr spacey was working at the old vic theatre, a claim which is now being investigated by the police. netflix has also said an already completed film about the writer gore vidal produced by kevin spacey will not be released. it comes as detectives in new york confirmed that they may be about to arrest the film producer harvey weinstein on suspicion of rape. this may be the most serious of the torrent of accusations made so far. police say the woman they've spoken to has given a detailed and credible account of how the producer attacked twice in 2010. we have an actual case here. so we are happy with where the investigation is right now. mr weinstein is out—of—state. we would need an arrest warrant to arrest him, so right now we are gathering our evidence. we continue to do so, every day. harvey weinstein‘s accusers include household names like gwyneth paltrow and angelina jolie. he's issued a statement denying emphatically any suggestion
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of nonconsensual sex, but each day sees new accusations, and police investigations now on both sides of the atlantic into the allegedly corrupt behaviour of some of show business's most powerful men. ben ando, bbc news. a spanishjudge has issued european arrest warrants for the sacked catalan leader carles puigdemont and four of his allies who went to belgium. the five failed to attend a high court hearing in madrid on thursday, when nine other ex—members of the regional government were taken into custody. mr puigdemont has said he will not return to spain unless he receives guarantees of a fair trial. the white house has attempted to downplay the findings of a report which goes against the trump administration's view on climate change. the study, compiled by us government scientists said it was "extremely likely" — with 95 to 100% certainty —
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that global warming is man—made, mostly from carbon dioxide through the burning of coal, oil and natural gas. us president donald trump kicks off an 11—day trip to asia this weekend, taking in south korea, japan and china. it will be the longest tour of asia by a us president in 25 years. before setting out he visited hawaii's pearl harbor to see a us battleship sunk by japanese bombers in the second world war, and received a security briefing from the us pacific command on issues including north korea's nuclear programme. here, oly around a half of fixed speed cameras in the uk are actually switched on, according to figures obtained through a freedom of information request. the data reveals at least four police forces don't have any fixed speed cameras at all. you like this next one, don't you? there car was elvis's, pink and
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pretty beautiful... elvis presley's pink 1957 cadillac is up for sale at auction after 30 years in a museum. it's expected to sell for $2 million. if that isn't quite your style, whitney houston's grand piano — which was given to her by her husband bobby brown. and what about this? jackie kennedy's nightgown. a star—studded option! imagine turning up at the party, this was warned by jackie kennedy... you could have all three. i wouldn't touch them! the weather is coming up and michael have the sports later as well. the weather is coming up and mike will have the sports later as well. party leaders will meet on monday to talk through proposals for a new system of reporting sexual
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assualt and harassment claims at westminster. yesterday, the prime minister said there needed to be a "serious, swift, cross—party response", following a week which saw both labour and conservative mps suspended following allegations made against them. we're joined now by the labour mp rupa huq, who's in westminster. thank you forjoining us on brea kfast. thank you forjoining us on breakfast. firstly, what does it feel like to be an mp in westminster this week? all the allegations, denials, claims, it must be pretty grim atmosphere? i was in there yesterday, a lot of us were for the voting at 16 bill. and it does feel like pandora's box has been opened, a dam has been burst, the genie has come out of the bottle, a lot of stuff suppressed for years and years has come out now. but there are 650 mps, and must stress, and most of us want the best for our constituents and the country, so this idea of pest—minster where everything has happened, you know, but we need to
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talk about these things. you spoke about stuff you experience the years ago in the european parliament, but, you know, you understand what has been alleged here? in big organisations and i imagine in the bbc as well, in a lot of places, this kind of stuff does go on and has gone on. the difference with the house of commons and parliament, there are rules that are lax, if not nonexistent. i have had in my office people, disgruntled constituents, falling up to complain about their mp. there is no real structure, no overarching hr department that a member of the public can complain to, so if that is what we get out of this it is a good thing. it has been shone on these murky goings—on, and the house of commons is a most unusual workplace for an adult place of work, and in this sense it needs to get into line. 0ther of work, and in this sense it needs to get into line. other big companies have a sexual harassment policy, they have that, but all
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those things do not exist with mps. the conservative mp roger gale has said this morning that it feels like a witchhunt. he insisted he is not downplaying serious allegations being made, but said, you know, let's hang on a bit here. things are getting a bit out of control. would you agree with that?” getting a bit out of control. would you agree with that? i don't agree with the whole idea that it is a storm in a teacup, that sweep it under the carpet, but at the same thing the facts are disputed over these things, and they are coming out by the hour. the whole business about michael gove making a joke, that seems like six months ago now, the stuff at the beginning of this week seems ages ago now. where the facts are disputed due process has to be done, we need a proper investigation so we actually know what went on, because who really knows what went on in these cases? 0nly who really knows what went on in these cases? only the people who we re these cases? only the people who were there, so we do the proper
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mechanisms to investigate. but there is no sign of it stopping? no, and there are so many levels of this. the hr things need sorting out, there is a whole political culture that has kind of thrived on favours and bullying, you know, the whips' 0ffice, and bullying, you know, the whips' office, you could say that was at the heart of it in westminster, bullying. and you have the loyalty issue, people incredibly loyal to their political parties, so things are their political parties, so things a re lost their political parties, so things are lost in the one—upmanship, who had a better week, us or them? the court david cameron phrase, we are all in this together, really. you're not going to change that culture, that history, with independent panels. the westminster you described sounded like it is almost unreformable, that it can't be changed, whatever you do?” unreformable, that it can't be changed, whatever you do? i would disagree. since the expenses scandal we know have systems in place for financial impropriety, so there is independent standards body to deal with those kind of things and eve ryo ne with those kind of things and everyone is very conscious... 0ver
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claiming, not those kind of things, but for years people got away with it, claiming second homes, paying off their mortgage, forgetting the kind of stuff we had then, claiming for a duck house, all that. we have managed to create systems to address financial impropriety. but the thing about sexual impropriety, it is so difficult to define. when does it ci’oss difficult to define. when does it cross the line? there is no agreed definition of when it turns from friendly banter or whatever into misconduct, so i think we need some proper mechanisms in place and we need to look at the consent of the victims, because they turn into victims, because they turn into victims when the consent is not there. there are lots of blurred boundaries and grey areas here, isn't there? shopping for the boss at lunch hour may not be illegal, may not be punishable by criminal law, but if that assistant felt uncomfortable going to a sex shop or whatever it was and doing those things, then it is not ok and it crosses the line, so we need someone independent, a third—party thing, to judge this, and we need clearer
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rules to uphold. party leaders are meeting next week to start discussing that and how it will work on monday. for now, rupa huq, thank you forjoining us. 16 minutes past eight is the time. here's matt with a look at this morning's weather. it was miserable this morning. tell me it is going to stop? it will do. good morning. in lincolnshire at the moment, rather damp looking shot. beer with it. let me show you that the weather watcher's shot from graham in stirling, sunshine breaking through the cloud. you can see that cloud to the east in stirling, linking into the rain across parts of england at the moment. these are the clear skies, starting to chasing, but colder air comes with it. you will notice that in scotland and northern ireland this morning. the rain band easing away from the west midlands, but still raining for the next few hours in parts of yorkshire, lincolnshire, eastern england, but so far that is
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across essex and norfolk, not much rain but it will turn wettest this morning and lunchtime. the cloud will break up a bit, not as much to western england and wales. sunshine across parts of scotland and also northern ireland, but a peppering of showers in the north and west with that chilly breeze. the showers in scotla nd that chilly breeze. the showers in scotland and northern ireland could be heavy and thundery this afternoon, sleet and snow as well, hail or higher ground. that is how cold it is getting. showers will develop more widely across england and wales in the afternoon, sunnier across here, but in the far south—east it will take a while for that cloud to clear, not until this evening, good news for any firework displays. dry and clear with only the small chance of a shower. greater chance of showers in the north and west of the country into the night, so we are something warm and waterproof if you're going to any displays. clearer skies in the eastis any displays. clearer skies in the east is where temperatures will drop the furthest, single figures for
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all. this sunday. a much brighter start for of the uk compared to today, still showers in the west particularly across wales, north—west england, the midlands, still heavily in northern ireland and scotland, heavy in northern scotla nd and scotland, heavy in northern scotland in particular. your showers at the afternoon and many across southern scotland and eastern england will stay dry —— more showers in the afternoon. tomorrow evening, a greater chance of staying com pletely evening, a greater chance of staying completely driver firework displays. but a very chilly evening in store with frost forming across parts of scotland. it will ease through the night is cloud gradually spills in, but we will see a frost developed parts of england and wales later in the night. for some of you, as we start next week it'll be a chilly and frosty start to the week. back to you. matt, thanks very much. we said it was chucking down this
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morning, and we have some problems with leaks... more than three billion litres of water leak out of the uk pipe network every day — that's enough to fill more than 1200 0lympic—size swimming pools. every week. that is madness. despite efforts by water companies in england and wales to plug the amount of water lost, it's an issue which doesn't look like it will be draining away soon, as breakfast‘s tim muffett has been finding out. disruptive... all the roads are blocked off and traffic was maimed, to be honest. and expensive. customers can't come to the shop because we have the flood. when water leaks the impact can be huge. it took four months to repair this road in birmingham last year. sometimes leaks are easy to spot. underground, they can go undetected for months or years. this is a new approach to a very old problem. we've got the drone attached to a really sensitive thermal camera that's going to be flying the length of the pipe, where we need to trace the leak.
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this is a demonstration, but anglian water will next week begin trialling a new way of finding leaks. with heat detecting drones in the air, a mix of hydrogen and nitrogen will be pumped into pipes. by putting the gas inside the pipe we can then see that outside the pipe, as if it were emitting from a pinprick in a balloon, and we can see the gas inside the soil. and that's much more easy to pick up on a thermal imaging camera than, say, the escaping water. images of pipes will be carefully a nalysed. it is hoped the tiniest of leaks will be picked up by the thermal cameras on the drones. it's a far cry from the traditional method of finding leaks that's still widely used. damien, what are you listening for? i'm listening for water escaping out of a pipe under pressure, which will make a whooshing sound. some leaks are caused by old, corroded pipes, sometimes low temperatures and ground movement are to blame.
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it's a very, very old—fashioned piece of technology, isn't it? this just gives you an idea that there's a leak within the vicinity of where you're working. it doesn't pinpoint exactly where. new attempt to tackle the problem have been welcomed by the consumer council for water, which represents customers. what we see is big companies that make a lot of profit wasting water and that just really winds customers up. next month the consumer council will publish its annual report on leakage across england and wales. leakages have gone up by about 1%. there was a lot of progress immediately after privatisation in the early 90s, but that progress has now stopped. some companies have improved leakage rates and different criteria are used to measure progress, but when it comes to cubic metres of water leaked per kilometre of pipe, the worst performers
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are united utilities in the north—west of england, third from bottom, then south staffordshire water and in last place thames water. its leakage rate is over twice the national average. all three companies told us that reducing leakage was a priority and that more resources were being committed to tackling the problem. but with more than three billion litres leaking from uk water pipes each day, the challenge won't be draining away any time soon. tim muffett, bbc news. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. 0n on saturday morning. it's 22 minutes past eight. time now for a look at the newspapers. the financial journalist margaret doyle is here to tell us what's caught her eye. good morning. we have been looking at the sexual assault claims, the scandal rocking westminster at the moment, but we will take a break from that, and what is your first story? this is about the cost of brexit,
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potentially £930 a year on shopping bills. let's be careful how we talk about this. this is not in the event ofa about this. this is not in the event of a deal, this is the cost if the uk cannot reach a deal with the eu, and death that is the case we then will expect to fall back on the world trade organisation's schedule of tariffs. 0verall, you will hear a lot of economists say, no need to worry, overall, the tariffs are not very high, but of course they vary, and on food they are very high. if we don't get the deal. 45% on david rogers, 37% on meat, and of course the problem is it is the —— 45% on dairy products and 37% on meat. and of course it is the poorest who will be worst affected by this. having had almost a decade of stagnant real incomes, it will be quite a blow. really a warning from the resolution foundation which does terrific work
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on income distribution and poverty, and just warning that crashing out of the eu without a deal will have severe consequences for many people in society. or would have? there is no sign that we won't get a deal and until we know what it is or isn't... certainly the government would say, we are aiming to have a deal, but having said that david davis this week said, we need to prepare for the prospect of the deal, but a lot of debate and people shrugging their shoulders and saying for the economy asa shoulders and saying for the economy as a whole, not a big deal, but this is saying that whatever the impact is saying that whatever the impact is on the economy as a whole there will be individuals in society who will be individuals in society who will really suffer and it could be the poorest in that position. also related to brexit, the whole issue of migration, migrant workers, and this is now affecting food prices? this is the national farmers union, urging the government to reintroduce a workers scheme. there is talk of
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immigration and many people see the eu referendum vote as being a judgment more on immigration than on any otherfactor, judgment more on immigration than on any other factor, so there is a desire to curb immigration, particularly for what are cold low skilled workers, and that means farmers will be affected. they are already being affected because sterling suffered a loss in value, and the nfu is saying, we are already seeing fruit and vegetables rotting on the trees because there has already been a falling off in the portion of migrant workers coming from the eu specifically from romania and bulgaria. let's move away from brexit. the daily mail, i know you say this is quite a moving story. very moving, and i have to say the daily mail generally does its royal stories very well, very well sourced. this is prince philip, well sourced. this is prince philip, we know he is no longer a full—time royal, retired last summer, well into his 90s, and he is now living ona into his 90s, and he is now living on a cottage on the sandringham estate, apparently has a new kitchen
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fitted, a small staff by royal standards, four people looking after him, doesn't have them wearing their gilded uniforms. he likes them to wear ordinary clothes, and for him apparently, is reading, painting, quite a talented artist. he is having friends round, and the queen has decided, she is in agreement with this, she feels he has deserved this rest in his life, but of course for her it means it is lonely for her, because when she is on duty, in london, she is alone, having brea kfast london, she is alone, having breakfast alone, so life is just that bit tougher for her, she's doing this as a sign of love, i think, you know, they are approaching their 70th wedding anniversary later this month. a very long—lasting marriage, and she is saying, you have deserve this rest, even though for her it means a bit of loneliness when she is on duty in london. and although i suppose, you know, who among us can understand the kind of privilege and wealth and
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luxury they have lived with and experienced, but i guess a lot of people will kind of understand that, the impact on the relationship, when two people who have been together a long time can't be together any more? yes. one last sorry. monty ghazal —— you have looking at the footballer cazorla ? ghazal —— you have looking at the footballer cazorla? yes, he had a skin graft on his left arm and having had a tattoo there, he'd now has part of his tattoo, but not all one, transferred to his right ankle, but the good news is the operation looks like it was a success, and he says he could have lost his leg, but it appears to have been successful, but he hasn't been playing for arsenal since a year ago. have you got any tatters? no. a very disapproving "do you need to ask"...
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laughter iamat laughter i am at that age now. they are now so i am at that age now. they are now so ubiquitous, tattoos, whereas before you would have worried about people encountering them. before you would have worried about people encountering themlj before you would have worried about people encountering them. i wonder if there is a footballer who doesn't have a tattoo? answers on a postcard. margaret, thank you very much indeed. we will see you in an hour's time with more. coming up in the next half hour... from ‘the chase' to ‘university challenge', when it comes to quizzes, jenny ryan's got one of the best brains in britain. she'll be here to tell us the secret to becoming a professional quizzer — and testing our general knowledge too. jon's. and yours! coming up, naga's going to be closed. —— quizzed. it is nearly 838 m, thank you for
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joining us. hello, this is breakfast with naga munchetty and jon kay. coming up before nine, matt will have a full weekend weather forecast for you. but first a summary of this morning's main news. the conservative mp, charlie elphicke, has been suspended by the party after it said "serious allegations" had been passed to the police. the party didn't specify what the accusations were, or who had made them. mr elphicke — a member of the commons treasury select committee — said the media had been told of his suspension first, three labour mps have disputed complaints made clive lewis, kelvin hopkins and ivan lewis all deny any wrongdoing. labour has announced a raft of measures it says will make sure complaints are dealt with independently. there's no real structure, there's
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no overarching part of the department that a member of the public had complained to sue if we get something done and this will be a good thing, a light has been shone on murky goings—on. the house of commons is an unusual place for an adult, other companies have sexual harassment policy, they have a staff handbook, those things do not exist with mps. police in new york say they have a viable case against the hollywood producer, harvey weinstein. the announcement came after the actress paz de la huerta claimed that mr weinstein raped her twice in 2010. she is among dozens of women who have come forward since october to accuse the 65—year—old of sexual misconduct. he has denied all allegations of non—consensual sex. netflix has cut all ties with kevin spacey, who plays the lead role in one of its most successful programmes, house of cards' the company said it would no longer be involved in the series if the actor continued to be part of it.
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the announcement came after mr spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct from a number of men. a spanishjudge has issued european arrest warrants for the sacked catalan leader carles puigdemont and four of his allies who went to belgium. the five failed to attend a high court hearing in madrid on thursday, when nine other ex—members of the regional government were taken into custody. mr puigdemont has said he will not return to spain unless he receives guarantees of a fair trial. the white house has attempted to downplay the findings of a report which goes against the trump administration's view on climate change. the study, compiled by us government scientists, said it was extremely likely — with 95 to 100% certainty — that global warming is man—made, mostly from carbon dioxide through the burning of coal, oil and natural gas. us president donald trump kicks off an 11—day trip to asia this weekend, taking in south korea, japan and china.
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it will be the longest tour of asia by a us president in 25 years. before setting out he visited hawaii's pearl harbor to see a us battleship sunk by japanese bombers in the second world war, and received a security briefing from the us pacific command on issues including north korea's nuclear programme. this might surprise motorists. 0nly around a half of fixed speed cameras in the uk are actually switched on, according to figures obtained through a freedom of information request. the data reveals at least four police forces don't have any fixed speed cameras working at all. we've all tried to impress the boss on the first day when we're in a newjob — so spare a thought for this poor pup. rockyjust wanted to do his best.
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he's a seven—month—old border collie, herded a whole flock of sheep into his farmer's house after a gate was left open to their pen. farmer rosalyn edwards got a shock when she came in to find them all huddled up in her lounge. it's going to take a while to clean up it's going to take a while to clean up the mess! i would think it's easier to get a herd of sheep into a field so he is very smart dog if he got them into the house, and through the corridors. and normally it is a tea m the corridors. and normally it is a team effort! he's done this all by himself and he's just a small apprentice. the farmer will probably not like that. if you does it again, we'll have rocky two! very good! so many stories to do with the fa cup. a lot of the non—league sides have already played six matches to get this far. so many stories, if you
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are playing field pub team tomorrow, in ten years' time you could be in the fa cup. that is exactly what shaw lane association have done, ten years ago they were the pub team. for non league teams, this is their cup final weekend, their moment in the headlines....and it sparked into life last night, but not in the way, it was supposed to, as a flare burned into the artificial pitch, at the home of non league hyde. there was to be no upset here, as league one mk dons, went ahead through aiden nesbitt, and ended up easy winners. there were also surprise wins for league two sides, port vale and notts county. one of the stories of the cup so far has been shaw lane association who were playing as a pub team less than a decade ago. they're from barnsley and have been promoted five times in the past
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six years but will still start as big outsiders against league two mansfield. there's no pressure on us. the pressure's on mansfield. they're the football league side. we're shaw lane association, a small club in barnsley, nobody knows about us and it's the fa cup, it's the romance of the fa cup, it's all the cliches you can think of, giant killings, david versus goliath, it's everything, and it happens, you know? wolves will take some stopping in the championship it seems... their big summer spending is paying off and they're now 4 points clear at the top...roman saiss, and leo bonatini, with the goals that beat fulham, who haven't won in 4 games now. it's 5 years since wolves were last in the premier league. the former manchester united defender patrice evra has been suspended by his club, marseille, while uefa investigate him, this was after he appeared to kick, one of his own team's supporters, in the head, on thursday night. it happened during the warm—up,
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for marseille's europa league game against the portuguese side — vitoria, guimaraes. evra, who's 36, could face a lengthy ban. no dan walker on the sofa today, because he's taken his football focus team to borehamwood, in north london, ahead of their game against league one blackpool...as well as plenty of fa cup build up, there will be an interview with england's latest tottenham star, harry winks...he's been speaking to natalie pirks... you are spurs through and through, what was the first game you went to. against middlesbrough, i blacked tickets on the halfway line near the directors seats, i can't remember how, it was fantastic, and weak won. i think teddy sheringham scored. it was a great day. me and my dad went together. i remember as a young kid, the atmosphere of white hart lane, it was pretty special. something i'll never forget. more on football
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focus later on bbc one. now in rugby league. scotland have been dismantled by new zealand in their second rugby league world cup pool match in christchurch. they lost 74—6, with the kiwis scoring fourteen tries in a dominant performance. the result leaves scotland bottom of their group, having already lost against tonga in their opening match. now how about this for another sporting fairytale...the rise of lebanon in rugby league. later this morning they face england, who'll be hoping to bounce back from their opening game defeat against australia. that can be seen at nine o'clock on bbc two. but the lebanese are on the crest of a wave — england in their group after a stunning win over france last weekend, which even surprised their head coach. the problem with our team given they're not all professional, not used to playing 80 minutes and having to concentrate for 80 minutes, i thought the tough part was going to be the last ten minutes, but they talk about the lebanese spirit and passion and it shone through. now it's not been the best start to an ashes tour for england's former captain alistair cook,
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because he was out for a duck second ball in the warm up match against a western australia cricket association x! in perth. howeverjames vince and mark stoneman have both scored heavily, with just 18 days to go from the first ashes test. so, england making good progress as you can see there — at tea they are 288—4. the first ashes test match gets under way in brisbane on 23rd november. england's women are also in action down under this morning, they're taking on a cricket australia women's xi. in reply to england's score of 231, australia have moved on to 271 for 9 on the second day of their 3—day warm up match. now to one of the best tries you'll ever see. . . its glasgow warriors, in the pro 1a league.... their 8th victory on the trot, over leinster, included this.
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just look where nikola mata—walu receives the ball...and then he sets off...bypassing the leinster defence one by one...and just as it seemed he'd scored, they are diving at thin air, and he's not selfish...a memorable try...he let nick grigg finish the job. . . .the teamwork secured a bonus point. elsewhere scarlets beat benetton and munster thrashed the dragons. robbie hunter said that it was pure brilliance by the runner that it was the defence earlier that made the mistake and that was what gave him a spray, so to speak. i didn't know that phrase but we've heard it from the professional. now, here's britain's tour de france champion chris froome as you've never seen him before. from the yellow jersey of the tour de france,
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to another yellow number and maybe he could have a career in martial arts movies after he stops racing bikes. this was the pre—race entertainment ahead of the saitama criterium injapan. as you can see ninja froome is clearly not a man to be messed with after displaying his considerable skills with a throwing star. he's having too much fun for a ninja! he's smiling too much. ina in a while we will be speaking to one of the best quizzes in britain. the vixen is going to the championships and after this we will be trying to vex the vixen with the viewers's and questions. the chase has been no preparation for these tough questions! will speak to her shortly. that should be fun. thank you, mike. it's 841. so—called islamic state has lost control of two of its last remaining strongholds in syria and iraq.
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al-qaim in iraq has been recaptured by government forces, and syria's army has taken back deir al—zour, which was important because of its proximity to the border with iraq. around 350,000 civilians from the syrian province have been forced to flee their homes after weeks of fighting. today the uk government is announcing a new package of aid to try to support those displaced by the conflict. joining us from our london studio is dr lina khatib, who specialises in middle eastern relations and islamist groups. thank you forjoining us. can you tell us how significant this loss of territory is for so—called islamic state ? territory is for so—called islamic state? very significant because it means the end of the so—called caliphate that the terrorist organisation had declared. 0f caliphate that the terrorist organisation had declared. of course loss of territory doesn't mean the end of the group but it is a big blow to their global ambitions. what percentage, they've lost what, 95%
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of their territory, is it fair to assume that this strategy for power will be abandoned?” assume that this strategy for power will be abandoned? i think we can expect that so—called islamic state is not going to be able to retake the territories it has lost. the days of the so—called caliphate are over. however it is likely that the fighters who belong to this organisation will try to continue fighting, but as insurgents this time. it seems, good news that the west have been trying to fight is but what about those who are against president assad and his position in syria? we need to remember that the presence of is has a lot to do with the presence of the regime of bashar al—assad. the grievances against his regime are what largely led people in syria to rally around islamic state as it calls itself. therefore
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as long as this regime is in power the grievances are likely to continue, and the courses that would drive people tojoin continue, and the courses that would drive people to join organisations like it will continue. could we see other groups rising like isis, to dominate? not necessarily but we must remember that i smack rose — isis rosette of the ashes of al-qaeda which was thought so this case shows that in syria, there is no clear plan to
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stabilisation after the eradication of isis which means it's likely that the regime will try to exert control over areas were isis the regime will try to exert control over areas were isis has been removed and this means a return to the old dynamic of oppression. this is what people are dealing with now, what is the situation on the ground, so many people have been displaced and also had a lack of access to medical and food aid? first people had little access to services when i ask controlled the area. now they are fleeing because of the violence that has come with the liberation battle and therefore the humanitarian situation in the area is dire. this area has never seen food drops, never seen access from the outside world notjust because of is but because the syrian regime has been systematically blocking the
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delivery of humanitarian aid to areas outside wishing control. we areas outside wishing control. we are speaking to you today because of this shift in the power of is and the amount of territory it has, how does that translate in terms of its power and ability to attack the west in terms of terrorism? on the one hand there's been a blow to its global ambitions because it has lost territory and the territory was a big factor that it used to attract people to its ranks offering them suppose it utopia that they would aspire to belong to. but at the same time now it is transforming into an insurgency it will continue to encourage people to exact revenge on the west, the west is seen as the primary actor that is made it loses territory and therefore we are likely to see a rise in opportunistic attacks around the world because it has done this in
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the past whenever it loses territory it tries to compensate through these opportunistic attacks. thank you for your thoughts on that situation in syria and with is. it is just after quarter to nine, a lot of people will be wondering if it will be too wet for fireworks, is will be wondering if it will be too wet forfireworks, is it will be wondering if it will be too wet for fireworks, is it too wet, matt? will the bonfires be put out? 0ur weather watch is showing us what has happened, this is in staffordshire, lots has happened, this is in staffordshi re, lots of has happened, this is in staffordshire, lots of water on the road after a night of heavy rain, some of the conditions across parts of eastern england are the same but look at this, i prefer this view
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from northern ireland, into the clearair, from northern ireland, into the clear air, the son chan and the colder air, which will be working towards all of us with the colder air, in england it's not only cloudy, central and eastern areas are thoroughly wet. rain is moving into the west midlands now, and while it isn't much today across suffolk and kent, the rain is pushing away, in the west of england, and wales, we should see cloud breaking, a bit more sunshine, a few showers, sunniest in scotland and northern ireland, the shallows get going in the west, and they could be heavy with hail and thunder today, sleet and snow over higher ground and the chilly breeze. that will chase the rain from eastern england, it will last longer of a norfolk and parts of suffolk before the sun comes out, just noticed the temperatures, between eight and 9
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degrees in the north and the west which means a cold evening if you are going to firework displays, showers in the north and the west so wear something warm and waterproof, but eastern scotland and eastern england, even should be dry although chilly. this is where temperatures will drop furthest in the night, dropping to close of freezing fees in scotland and parts of eastern england. a chilly start, many eastern areas compared with today, some of those showers a little heavy to begin with, although they should be fewer in number by afternoon although some showers will fall towards north sea coasts on sunday afternoon, dry, sunny but wrap up well. temperatures between eight and 11 degrees. sunday evening, guy fawkes night proper, a much drier, clear evening for many, frost quickly developing across parts of scotland, it will ease through the night but into monday morning there
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could be frost in parts of england and wales. what better way to celebrate a second anniversary than with fireworks, said one of our viewers. you all make a big difference to helping us tell the weather story. thank you via pictures. we really like those pictures, and thank you for wearing your matching fireworks ty! it's those little touches that counts. it's ten to nine. insurance firms have been caught out hiding key information from customers when they send out renewal notices. since april they should clearly state last year's premium as well as this year's. but some are making the price rise appear much smaller than it actually was. paul lewis from radio 4's money box programme is in our london studio and has been looking at this. what are we talking about? what they
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are supposed to do, as you say, when they send an automatic renewal as they send an automatic renewal as they do for your house and your car insurance they are supposed to say, this was last‘s premium and this is this was last‘s premium and this is this your‘s premium. so you can see clearly how much it has gone up. if it isa clearly how much it has gone up. if it is a lot, you might want to look for another place to get cheaper insurance. they either buried a premium on page four of the document, with people don't read it, orjon lewis quoted last year ‘s premium with one extra supplement, because the person paid in instalments so the premium was bigger. so it didn't look as big as
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it should have done because it was unclear and it didn't make the price rise clear and that's the complaint being made. so you need the paperwork from last year and from this you to compare them yourself. is that all we can do? that is what people used to have to do, and this whole change was designed so we didn't have to dig out last year ‘s paperwork because we don't always bother, do we, and getting all the documents together, this was supposed to put them both in the same place in what the financial conduct authority said was prominently. now it agrees that there are what they call teething problems, it isn't being clearly explained. so this may sound dull but i think people need to read the document thoroughly, find the comparison and compare like with like. because it isn'tjustjon
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lewis, admiral did something similar, admitted it, said yes we are sorry and we want to do it again. paul, for the moment, thank you. paul will be back with manny box on radio 4 this lunchtime. here's a question for you. which international tournament features competitors from 23 countries, and takes place next week in the croatian city of zagreb? this sounds like mastermind, i've no idea. the answer is the european quizzing championships. i knew this because it was on the autocue. and one of those representing england is jenny ryan, who you might know as ‘the vixen' from the itv show, ‘the chase'. do you like that name, jenny?m could be worse. she comes from the itv show the chase. what is going to happen in croatia? it will be exciting, i will quiz alongside mike european quiz brethren, all the nations are represented, belgium, norway, finland, germany, france...
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what do you have to do to be on the team. to be considered for england i have competed in several domestic tournaments but it's actually an open tournament, so if you register in advance you can pit yourself against the best in europe. in advance you can pit yourself against the best in europem sounds like a pub quiz that all over europe! it's a different level to a pub quiz altogether, there are some absolutely brutal questions but they have to come up with something that will separate, you know, the top five from the other 195 people there. been to some brutal pub quizzes! think that's down to the quizmaster, the brutality of a pub quiz! 23 countries taking part, what is the format? it is a multidisciplinary event with a national team event, so there will
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be england a team and norway a team, competing, and all the other teams, the b team, c team, competing, and all the other teams, the b team, cteam, and competing, and all the other teams, the b team, c team, and scratch teams, there's an individual tournament, there's a pairs tournament, there's a pairs tournament, there's a club team quiz, there will be quizzing in between and it will be nonstop. quiz, there will be quizzing in between and it will be nonstopm must be difficult to set questions foran must be difficult to set questions for an international tournament because so many quizzes in normal quizzes about your culture and your country. exactly, this panel that writes the questions and they have representatives from the uk, from india, from belgian, they sort of moderate each other‘s questions. there's nothing that favours one country over another. they will try to find things that everyone will find equally mystifying! the question is done in english? yes, they write translations for
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difficult words and people can a nswer difficult words and people can answer in their native language but it's still amazing how people can quiz in their second and third language and they can beat me! surely not! and the chase, i've been on it, although i wasn't great! is quite intimidating. are you really competitive with each other? the chases. people assume we are but we are not, we're very supportive of one another so if one of us has had a bad game the other guys will rally around and boosting. —— they will boost you. there's a bit of competition, mark keeps the stats and says, you have got the best success rate at the moment, and you are facing the highest target. naga is keen to make amends for her desperately poor performance on the chase! she has volunteered to answer
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a series of questions... know, as you say, there has been a pairs quiz, shall we have one here? the brea kfast quiz, shall we have one here? the breakfast pairs quiz. i have brought with me some questions from previous yea rs. with me some questions from previous years. there's no money involved and the european championships, just honour and glory, you can win chocolate. would you like set a or said b. b. said b it is. we've got one right! if you already, let's begin. what was the name of the yacht that won the very first america's cup. you can have the first one. bluebell? it's america. the couple is named after it. trick questions already. what deity is depicted on the medal is awarded at the 2016 olympic games. apollo.
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zeus? it's mike the goddess of victory. is one area in greenland is the longest example in the world of which geographical feature? glacier? it's a few odd. come on, half a point? no, i am strict. what is the nickname of 0swald chesterfield cobble pot the third, one of the most persistent super villains in dc comics? the joker? the riddler? the penguin! i knew it! with walnuts, celery and the mayonnaise —based dressing what is the fourth ingredient in the waldorf salad. what did you say, apple? apple is correct! what number is put after couege correct! what number is put after college courses in the us that are elementary courses in a specific
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subject? this is a silly question. i think i know it. people will be screaming at the screen. it's 101. screaming at the screen. it's101. those are some of the more straightforward questions available! we didn't ask you ski jumpers or the father of beekeeping. humiliating us on national tv, thank you! what subject do not want to be tackled on. maths. i hope you get it, after what you did to us! i can't wait failure to appear on the show! fly the flag and enjoy it, all the best. good luck. we need to collect ourselves, read a book or three now. we'll be back the headlines. hello — this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and jon kay.
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new claims about the conduct of mps. the conservatives suspend charlie elphicke and refer what are described as serious allegations about him to the police — the mp says he's done nothing wrong. and three labour mps all dispute complaints made about their behaviour towards women. will have the latest from westminster. we'll have the latest from westminster. good morning it's saturday, 4th, november. also on breakfast this morning: netflix says it will no longer work with kevin spacey because of allegations of sexual misconduct. new figures reveal that only half the uk's fixed speed—cameras
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are actually switched on. in sport, it is fantasy football time for over 50 teams living the dream in the fa cup, but there was to be, but there was to be no fairytale ending, for non league hyde, as milton keynes don made their league 1 quality count.

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