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history and this wreck is nearly 100 years old. so dojoin us then if you can and in the meantime don't forget you can keep up with us while we are out on the world in real—time by signing up to our social media feeds. details are on the screen. from me and the rest of the team here in paris, goodbye. hello this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and rachel burden. theresa may's most senior minister, damian green, angrily denies an allegation that pornography was found on a computer in his westminster office. he says the story in the sunday times is ‘completely untrue‘ and a ‘political smear,‘ as more claims emerge about the conduct of mps. good morning, it‘s sunday 5th november. a warning that patients in england are facing a mental health disaster, because of a shortage of consultant psychiatrists. president trump arrives injapan
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for a visit that‘s expected to be dominated by discussion of north korea. no dictator, no regime and no nation should underestimate, ever, american resolve. in sport, history makers celtic beat the british record with 63 games unbeaten. and matt has the weather. for most a dryer, sunny day than yesterday although a bit chilly, i have the headlines coming up. good morning. first, our main story. theresa may‘s most senior minister, damian green, has denied that pornography was found on a computer when his westminster office was raided by police in 2008. the claim — made by a former senior police officer — is reported in the sunday times. mr green said the allegation was completely untrue, and came from an untrustworthy source. more allegations have emerged about the conduct of mps this morning, as our political correspondent iain watson reports.
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the allegations in the times that pornography was found on a computer in damian green‘s office dates from 2008. this was during a controversial enquiry into home office leaks which briefly led to mr green‘s arrest. as theresa may‘s second—in—command she would not want to lose him from the cabinet and he has responded robustly to the allegation. in a statement he said that the story was completely untrue and he called it a disreputable political smear. he added that the police have never suggested to him that improper material was found on his parliamentary computer. in turn he accuses the officer in charge of the investigation of breaching his duty to keep the details of an investigation confidential. this weekend, allegations of improper behaviour in and around westminster have been filling the front pages. and even when ministers resign, that is rarely the end of the story.
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more allegations have emerged about the past behaviour of sir michael fallon. in the observer, a journalist said she informed them friends of sir michael fallon has not denied the allegation. some of them believe that his ministerial career ended because it could not guarantee there would be no further revelations. our political correpsondent susana mendonca is in westminster this morning. good morning susana. all the papers talking about this today, it‘s not going away any time soon. it is not. everyday we are getting new names coming out in the papers, today is no different, a lot of names in the papers as you have heard. it‘s not just the conservative party implicated. we‘ve a labour mp suspended and investigated over
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this, and the snp also investigating some of its members, it‘s notjust westminster, we‘ve had an accusation today in one of the scottish newspapers, the sunday mail, from female labour mp who said she was sexually assaulted by a labour member so everyday we are getting new information coming out, some claim they are not guilty of anything, the labour party are talking about bringing in new measures here, parties are getting together to discuss a proper grievance system to deal with this because westminster doesn‘t have one. thank you, susana. we will speak to kevin maguire about this
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later. the royal college of psychiatrists says it‘s found that the number of unfilled consultant posts in england has doubled in the past four years. the college says the shortage is alarming, and it has led to increased waiting times and lower standards of care, as ben ando reports. good health, it is said, is a matter for both body and mind. but some with mental health difficulties have to wait months to see a consultant psychiatrist. that, according to figures from the royal college of psychiatrists, is because in england one in ten of those jobs are not filled. it is a scandal that if you need to see a consultant psychiatrist you can not. if you had cancer you would see a cancer specialist quite quickly, within a few weeks. if you needed an operation you would see a surgeon. it is not right that people with mental health problems can not go to see a psychiatrist when they need one. in wales, the number of unfilled post stands at 9%, in scotland 6%, while in northern ireland, just 2% ofjobs are vacant.
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the department of health says it knows it needs more psychiatrists, especially in the light of an increase in demand for mental health services. that is why it is expanding doctor training places by 25%. it says that is the largest single increase ever. but training a psychiatrist to consultant level takes over a decade. while mental illness is moving up the health agenda, it will be sometime before the supply of psychiatrists can match the increasing demands. social media companies must do more to stop child sexual exploitation, the home secretary has said, as new government figures show a rise in indecent images of children being reported to the police. writing in the sun on sunday, amber rudd said that companies have a "moral duty" to go "further and faster" in tackling abuse. technology firms insist they‘re doing their utmost to keep their young users safe. president trump has
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arrived in japan the first stop on what will be the longest tour of asia by a us president in twenty—five years. mr trump‘s trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with north korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests. after he landed he addressed us troops stationed in the country. no dictator, no regime and no nation should underestimate, ever, american resolve. we can speak to our correspondent stephen mcdonnell who is in tokyo. stephen, what is the focus of this visit? is there much excitement, interest, angen is there much excitement, interest, anger, bemusement among people there? we have seen the leaders of japan and the usa looking happy, donald trump and shinzo abe but played golf today and we are led to believe they had cordial and frank discussions. of course the public don‘t get together and it would be fair to say that most people injapan are wondering if anything concrete might
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come from this tour by the us president. whether it be on trade policy or the threat posed by north korea is nuclear weapons. people who follow this will know every time that the north koreans test is one of their missiles, it normally comes across japanese territory, and there isa across japanese territory, and there is a fear, apart from a war that one of these might accidentally hit japanese territory one day. stephen, thank you from a very busy late night tokyo. there‘s been a major purge in the government in saudi arabia. ten royal princes and dozens of former ministers have been detained in a campaign to stamp out corruption. several hours earlier, a missile, apparently fired from neighbouring yemen, was shot down near the capital, riyadh. there are no reports of any casualties. some tv companies based in britain may have to move overseas in the event of a so—called hard brexit. that‘s the view of the commercial
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broadcasters association, which represents international media networks such as disney and discovery. here‘s our business correspondent, joe lynam. eurosports, the discovery channel and disney tv are some of the world‘s most popular channels and they all have their european headquarters in london, allowing them to broadcast over the eu. but their place could be jeopardised if britain quits the eu without a confirmation of a trade deal. broadcasters say they can only wait a few more months before being forced to move thousands ofjobs to other eu countries. we estimate that nearly one in four jobs in the uk broadcasting centre works exclusively or in part on international channels. on top of that you have well over half a billion a year investment going in wages, overheads and all the technology that takes to get a channel on to air.
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there are 2300 tv channels in the eu of which 1100 are based in the uk. of those, 650 are aimed exclusively at eu audiences. the broadcasting watchdog ofcom says brexit is the single biggest issue facing the industry and the government said they were working to get the right deal for the sector which makes an important contribution to our thriving creative industries. joe lynam, bbc news. sales of beer in britain‘s pubs, bars and restaurants have suffered their biggest fall in five years. the british beer and pub association says tax on beer is too high, and it‘s calling on the chancellor to cut it by a penny in this month‘s budget. it‘s thought the decline could be due to people preferring to drink at home, with sales in supermarkets having overtaken those in pubs. nowadays we all seem to be rushing around, trying to get from one place to another as quickly as possible. but in prague, members of a cycling club gathered to enjoy taking life at a gentler pace — on penny farthings. they do seem to be whizzing
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quite quickly though. they didn‘t cycle gently for too long though, as the meeting also included a race. it was all part of an annual festival celebrating historic bicycles. how do you balance on them? how do you even get onto them? goodness gracious. it‘s 11 minutes past eight. most of today‘s papers carry more revelations and allegations in the ongoing westminster harassment scandal. it‘s been a bruising week for parliament with both labour and the conservative parties investigating their own mps, and pledges from both party leaders to improve the process for reporting harassment. the daily mirror‘s associate editor kevin maguire joins us from westminster. kevin, thank you for getting up early to speak to us, you are a seasoned westminster watcher, what do you make of this. today mps will
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be waking up reading the papers, filled with self—pity, self—hatred, and terror that their pastoral catch up and terror that their pastoral catch up with them. it must be said that in westminster, it may not appearso appear so but many of them to behave well, although now in the wake of the harvey weinstein scandal people are emboldened, women and men are coming forward and whatever happens tomorrow when the party leaders meet, theresa may calls them together, they can change what happens in the future but they can‘t and do what was done in the past. i think it is right that the vile
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behaviour of some politicians catches up with them and they are held to account with them. they sometimes say that parliament is a matter of society. is it any worse than in any other parts of society? it is just that we have a particular level of scrutiny of them now. it is just that we have a particular level of scrutiny of them nowm it is just that we have a particular level of scrutiny of them now. it is difficult to gauge and accurately but we have seen lots of other workplaces with allegations, and what has been said will be familiar to some people, whether they work in shops, call centres, factories anywhere. you‘ve got to expect parliament to be better because they make the law, they set the standards. it‘s not about having affairs, this is about harassment and abuse and some potentially criminal cases. you cover the expenses scandal and a lot of people have linked the two things in terms of standards of probity expected of members of parliament, they already showed with the expenses scandal
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that they did not quite measure up. is this worse? it has echoes of the expenses scandal and the vicar‘s daughter theresa may is struggling to cope because she can‘t believe people did what they did, just like gordon brown, the son of the manse did not realise that some people we re did not realise that some people were fiddling expenses, couldn‘t ta ke were fiddling expenses, couldn‘t take it in. remember that half a dozen people were jailed after the expenses scandal. we‘ll have to see what comes out of this but some politicians will be seriously and rightly worried about what they did. and other institutions, the bbc has had its problems, and westminster as well, does it give other big firms a bit of a prod to say, you need to have a look and see what skeletons lurking in your cupboards?” have a look and see what skeletons lurking in your cupboards? i think it does, that could be something good that comes out of it, if some
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women and some men no longer endure it, someone who was more powerful than them bullying them, sexually assaulting them, i think that‘s got to be good. across the country, human resources, managers, people who run companies, they will all wonder what is going on in their place because they will fear not only public criticism but also potential legal action. you mentioned not being able to report things in the past. the whips will keep a diary of these things to hold against members of parliament in future so perhaps they knew about these things. is anyone there really surprised by anything that has come out? some of it was known, personally when i hear an allegation against a politician now, ijudge the credibility of it, and to some extent, what we knew, we won‘t a lwa ys extent, what we knew, we won‘t always allowed to report it, the
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whips in the enforcers, i don‘t believe that a black book actually exists but they do know the foibles of mps and it‘s all about keeping the show on the road, not about exposing wrongdoing, they don‘t want by—elections, that‘s across all the parties, we know labour and the tories have their problems, the snp, allegations circulating, it is not only mps in westminster, it is fierce. we have seen the word pestminster used, does not originate with you, kevin? like a good journalist, i was probably inspired by someone else‘s phrase! it does feel like pestminster know, sometimes when you get allegations
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that go up the scale, you feel that pestminster doesn‘t capture it but i will say again that most politicians are not up to this and they are as angry as anyone because they feel that the place has been discredited by the terrible misbehaviour of a few. thank you for taking the time to speak to us today, kevin maguire. his responses echoed on social media with a fair degree of cynicism expressed about mps and their reputations, people apparently not surprised about these latest revelations. more to - that it's 18 it‘s 18 minutes past eight. here‘s matt with a look at this morning‘s weather. a sunny start for many of you today, av showers, we have seen some across
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parts of west england —— a fisher showers. some of the showers are heavy and there could be the odd rumble of thunder especially this morning and sleet and showers across north of scotland, motors most of the showers fade away into the afternoon, quite a few places stayed dry throat. quite a few towards the north sea coast but for most of us are pleasant autumn afternoon, if a little chilly and turning chilly this evening. frost developing quickly, if you are going to a firework display in scotland, where a scarf and gloves and maybe take some hot chocolate. a few showers in shetland, the costs of yorkshire and lincolnshire, across parts of norfolk and suffolk because he showers this evening although many will be dry, just a few left over from south—west england, wet and windy day as well, that adds to the chill. with the frost forming tonight it will be at its harshest
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across scotland, these are city temperatures, they could be lower in the countryside. extreme lows, between “i! and minus six. scotland warns a little, it will be a slow process , warns a little, it will be a slow process, most places will start dry tomorrow but get your ice scraper, in the east we will have a few splashes of rain in the wind, but wettest of all will be the highlands and islands of scotland. still feeling chilly especially starting the day with the frost. through monday night, some very heavy rain moving across scotland, northern ireland and eventually western england and wales. that rain then spreads east across england threat to stay, brighter skies pushing into the west, again the temperature
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drops. we will see cold weather, then slightly less cold and wet and windy and then the colder weather. and took note of the fact that he said ice scraper is would be needed, if anyone is a regular early riser... get in the car at four o‘clock. my neighbours don‘t like me scraping the car at 20 past three in the morning. can i say sorry about for a; at' for; at the ‘5ejtf%'%5'§$k gig; ,::.r . ~ the fen-w and wales cricket board. we‘ll ask her what‘s caught her eye in a minute. morning, lucy. let‘s quickly look at
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the front pages. westminster features largely in them. the sunday telegraph says theresa may is under pressure to disclose what some of fixiu— — knew’ ,, w ”t“ ‘ knew’ " senior " her closest allies knew about senior tories. the sunday times claims pornographic material was sent on a computer in damian green‘s parliamentary office. mr green says the story is completely untrue and it comes from a tainted, and trustworthy source. the front page of the observer carries more detail on the resignation of defence secretary sir michael fallon, saying that journalist jane merrick claims he tried to kiss her after a lunch. there will be a crackdown on alcohol consumption in the westminster bars following this revelation, says the sunday express. the picture is of debbie mcgee who did brilliantly on strictly come dancing last night.
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this story is about not looking at your phone in case you walk into a bmp your phone in case you walk into a lamp post. this is one of my pet hates, it‘s a risk now to walk down any street and not be bamboozled by someone looking at their phone, this story talks about a woman so busy looking at her firm and she walked off the end of the pier. she said one minute she was walking along, the next she was in the water. that makes me laugh but in society today it was probably the fault of the pier! sometimes a test myself when walking and ask all i get out of the way these people. with mobile phones people stop noticing the world around them. we have banned them during the school day and it has transformed the interactions stu d e nts transformed the interactions students have with each other. i am in favour of any new law banning people looking at phones. are genuinely worried about children
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walking along and not being road aware. cecilia ‘s issue. fascinating about why they find the phone more interesting, you can see groups of adults and children, all on their phones the same time, why don‘t they talk to each other. the woman on the pier was unfortunate but i did laugh and it was roughjustice. i dropped the baby—sitter of last and it was roughjustice. i dropped the ba by—sitter of last night, and it was roughjustice. i dropped the baby—sitter of last night, was walking home, read a tweet, it was described as so fantastic, and likely looked up in time and managed to avoid a lamp post. we were talking about the weather turning more brisk, my goodness, this looks chilly. i have met this gentleman, lewis pugh, an ambassadorfor the united nations, and he is phenomenal. he swims in the most hostile waters to raise awareness of the threat to our oceans and he
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wa nts to the threat to our oceans and he wants to be the first man to try to swim ina wants to be the first man to try to swim in a certain part of our waters, it will be freezing, and when you talk to him he says it is the most miserable experience ever. how does he not go into hypothermia? he does. he stays in the water coming he feels the blood vessels freezing in his hands and it is hell but in the world where we are seeing a lot of poor behaviour somebody like lewis who says that this is something he is passionate about and he‘s concerned about the planet, he puts himself through the most extraordinary situations. the fact he‘s doing it is remarkable. extraordinary situations. the fact he's doing it is remarkable. did you see the comments on our times, it was a sea horse poked around a cotton bud. right. prince philip and
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the queen, 70th wedding anniversary. platinum romance. i am not normally in favour of platinum romance is but i think the queen is extraordinary, if you look at the last 70 years, the changes she has gone through in terms of the monarchy and changing expectations i think she is an extraordinary person. there are wonderful photographs, although this celebrates a relationship with philip there is something that reminds us that you can be saying in an otherwise insane world, the sense of humour, where she giggles and you remember that she is a mother and grandmother and she finds things funny, we often see her as quite austere but i think she is amazing. this is a pilot. and this comes from the field of knowledge about sophie eccleston the cricketer, have you
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been following the women‘s ashes? yes, trailing 11—2 in the ashes in terms of points, playing a practice game, she is 18, she is from a and she made the tough decision lasted to pull out of playing for england until she could finish a—levels, she talks about the decision, although she hopes her a contract with england she recognises that sport can be unreliable so she‘s decided to qualify, that‘s great. it‘s a message to sportspeople, if they could do two things at once that would be great. for you going
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through that same process, to do a properjob, and through that same process, to do a proper job, and the through that same process, to do a properjob, and the cricketers on the side, now they can make a living out of it. yes, the girls would say they are hugely fortunate in doing that yet they will come a point well they will no longer play and unless they will no longer play and unless they move into coaching, which is something i think we will see more women doing, if they haven‘t got the qualifications to do something else they could be quite limited. we must ask your ashes prediction, can the women‘s team get back on top because australia only need eight points to retain the ashes, england need to top that and they have work to do. they have, the test matches crucial. whatever happens, if england don‘t win the test match they are pretty much down and out but you don‘t know what will happen in the test. they have come back and played really
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well. and the man, yes or no? i am an optimist so i will say yes but it will take time. coming up, we meet injured athletes taking one step at a time in search of a cure for paralysis. stay with us. the headlines coming up, in a moment. hello, this is breakfast with rogerjohnson and rachel burden. coming up before nine we‘ll get the weather with matt. but first, a summary of this morning‘s main news. the first secretary of state, damian green, has rejected allegations by a former senior police officer that pornographic material was found on one of his commons computers. the claims in the sunday times date back to 2008, when mr green‘s offices were raided by police investigating leaked information from the home office.
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he is currently under investigation after a woman alleged that he made inappropriate advances to her two years ago. meanwhile, a journalist has claimed the former defence secretary michael fallon attempted to kiss her after they had lunch together. writing in the observer, jane merrick said the incident left her feeling humiliated and ashamed. the royal college of psychiatrists says it‘s found that the number of unfilled consultant posts in england has doubled in the past four years. the college says the shortage is alarming, and it has led to increased waiting times and lower standards of care. the department of health says it has announced the largest ever expansion in doctor training places. social media giants must do more to stop child sexual exploitation, the home secretary has said, as new government figures show a rise in indecent images of children being reported to the police. writing in the sun on sunday, amber rudd said that companies have a "moral duty" to go "further and faster" in tackling abuse.
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technology firms insist they‘re doing their utmost to keep their young users safe. president trump has arrived injapan, the first stop on what will be the longest tour of asia by a us president in 25 years. mr trump‘s trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with north korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests. he‘s already met the japanese prime minister shinzo abe at a country club for a round of golf. at least 27 people are dead and 22 are missing after a typhoon struck central and southern vietnam. typhoon damrey, which is the 12th major storm to hit the country this year, also damaged more than 40,000 homes. president trump is due to visit vietnam on friday. some tv companies based in britain may have to move overseas in the event of a so—called "hard brexit". that‘s the view of the commercial broadcasters association, which represents international media networks such as disney and discovery, who could face restrictions on their ability to transmit to anywhere in the eu. the government says it will work to get the right deal
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for broadcasters. former prime minister gordon brown has said that the uk was misled overformer iraqi dictator saddam hussein‘s access to weapons of mass destruction. mr brown says us intelligence, which challenged the extent of iraq‘s wmd stockpile, was not shared with the uk before it joined the iraq war. a seven year inquiry into the uk‘s involvement in the war found saddam hussein posed "no imminent threat" when the us and uk invaded. if you have ever sold your car second—hand, you‘ll probably know that if it is 20 years old with 140,000 miles on the clock, you‘re probably not have many potential buyers except a scrap dealer. but an advert for a 1996 honda accord has been viewed nearly two million times after its american owners pulled out all the stops to make a good impression. this is not a car. this is you.
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film maker max lanman adopted the style of a luxury car commercial to market his girlfriend‘s humble motor, nicknamed greenie, at a starting price of 499 dollars orjust under £400. the highest bid on an online auction site is currently 100,000 dollars. if you look at the small print, he does make reference to the fact that the women in the advert was not his girlfriend, she was an actress. but his girlfriend is known as the answer. i suspect you‘ll be very pleased, especially in itself for £100,000. there is the main stories this morning. let‘s catch up with the sport. we are talking celtic, and terrific achievement? yes, this is celtic‘s new golden generation, i think they have been
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for scottish football for some time, especially since rangers‘ spectacular fall from especially since rangers‘ spectacularfall from grace. but, yes, this is celtic‘s new site. it has been 100 years since celtic held the record for most unbeaten domestic matches. full credit to celtic... you‘re going to say some controversial. it's controversial. it‘s not controversial, but it is also a damning indictment of scottish football? that is the other side. it‘s an amazing achievement, 63 matches unbeaten, still pretty good, but... yes, what does it mean for scottish football is celtic can be that dominant for that long? nobody is really challenging them. celtic‘s unbeaten run in domestic matches now stands at a british record of 63. to break the record they beat stjohnstone, who just happened to be the last team to beat them back in may 2016. 4—0 the score. it means everything. it is an incredible feat by the players and a wonderful example of professionalism, of playing and creating high standards every day.
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and we‘ve faced everything, they‘ve faced everything as football players. elsewhere in the scottish premiership — aberdeen could only draw with hamilton which extends celtic‘s lead at the top — hibs beat dundee 2—1, rangers won 3—0 at home to partick and ross county held on to beat motherwell 3—2. west ham manager slaven bilic says he is under "big pressure" after his side were thrashed 4—1 at home by liverpool in the premier league. bilic says he‘s nowjust waiting to see what the club will do. thousands of fans left early for the second home game in a row. west ham are nowjust one point above the bottom three. i can‘t talk about the application, about the attitude and all of that, and about the determination and about the effort. especially not today. the players tried, the players gave but it‘s not working at the moment. lack of concentration, definitely, for a few. but... it is not the effort and it is not the application. elsewhere in the premier league,
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bournemouth left it late but managed a 1—0 win at newcastle, thanks to steve cook‘s injury—time header. eddie howe‘s side move out of the relegation zone. there was also an away victory for burnley at southampton. sam vokes scored the only goal of the match nine minutes from time to move them level on points with chelsea and arsenal. there were also wins for brighton and huddersfield, while leicester drew at stoke. there are four matches in the premier league today. tottenham, who beat real madrid in the week, host bottom side crystal palace in the early kick—off — before several huge games. manchester city will extend their lead at the top of the table if they beat arsenal at 2:15. at 4.30 jose mourinho returns to stamford bridge to take on chelsea with manchester united, while second bottom everton host watford. the fa cup first round proper delivered the shocks we were hoping for, with three non—league teams taking down bigger opposition and plenty more upsets along the way. drew savage takes us through the day‘s action. it‘s partly about the anticipation. you can hope you will be going home saying, "i was there."
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but it is far from guaranteed. this was national league side boreham wood, here to spring a surprise, coming from behind to defeat 1953 fa cup winners blackpool. and now they fancy going for a bit of a run. i look at lincoln and sutton last year. why not? why not. i know we have only beat blackpool, but why not? ——only just beat blackpool. there‘s going to be some team that‘s going to go on a march, and i wouldn‘t mind manager of that team. non—league maidstone enjoyed their trip to league 2 cheltenham town, a day out to remember in every sense of the world. three goals before half—time including this beauty. 4—2, it finished to the team from kent. hereford‘s edgar street ground has been the scene of some famous fa cup shocks. like their opponents, afc telford, they are a phoenix club, both formed after their predecessors folded. john mills took the chance to make himself hereford‘s hero front of a sell out crowd of 4700. slough town had a great day at the office at gainsborough trinity.
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a hat—trick helped them win 6—0 away against a team who are one level above them in the league structure. oxford city, of national league south, are 56 places below colchester. they have never beaten a league side — until this weekend. matt paterson is their hero as they made the leap into the second round for the second time in their history. ireland have lost to papua new guinea in the rugby league world cup this morning. ireland took the lead in this match with a michael mcilorum try but despite there being just two points between the sides for the vast majority of the match papua new guinea crossed over in the final few minutes to complete a 14—6 victory. ireland stay second in the group.
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wales play fiji later this morning. couple of good tries coming up for you — starting with the barbarians against new zealand at twickenham yesterday... with the game already lost the barbarians decided to do something a bit different place kicking the ball across field. the ball was juggled amongst the players before sam carter broke free to score to end game on a high for the twickenham crowd. the game finished 31 — 22 to new zealand. meanwhile, ulster narrowly beat the southern kings in an amazing 12—try match in port elizabeth in the pro 14. the score was 36—all with just three minutes remaining, but robbie diack powered over for the visitors to steal the win. elsewhere, edinburgh beat ospreys and there were wins for cardiff and connacht. in golf, england‘s georgia halljust missed out on winning the abu dhabi open for the second year in a row. despite a joint—best round of 66, she finished runner up to the indian teenager, aditi ashok, missing out by a single shot. hall said her putting let her down. to cricket now, and both england‘s men and women are in live action action this morning.
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joe root‘s side are continuing their ashes preparations with their first warm up match against a western australia 11. it‘s just a two—day match. yesterday england posted a score of 349 and in reply today, western australia are 208—for—4 at tea. james anderson with a couple of the wickets for england. england‘s women are gearing up for the stand alone ashes test match against australia, starting on thursday. in their second innings, england have declared 305—7, a lead of 265 runs, setting australia the target of 306 to win crucial test match for england‘s woman. and if they don‘t win, that really is... not technically over and out, but basically. they had a pretty shoddy start, didn‘t they? it was those going to be tough to play australia, widely agreed to be the best side in the world, something to do with the pressure, i think england‘s woman
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really thrives on pressure and they came back on the third one. so they are in the mix now but it‘s a point —based system and there are so many points allocated to the test, naturally, if they don‘t do well in the test, if they don‘t win the test, they are so many points adrift going into the t20. so it‘s a tough test. football this afternoon, don‘t forget, you‘ll be able to follow it all on five live. of course, rachel, of course! enough of that, thank you very much. it 8:42am. this week saw the private lives of politicians become very public, with the media reporting a steady stream of accusations of inappropriate behaviour in the corridors of power. but what kind of change will this week‘s revelations lead to? dr victoria honeyman is a lecturer in british politics at the university of leeds. welcome back. we spoke a couple of hours ago in general terms about the
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impact this might have on westminster. and here is how you think the prime minister might respond and how much theresa may will have to take personal response billeted for all of this in terms of her response? i think there are certain things the parties will inevitably do. we will start to see things relating to a code of conduct, we will see part is perhaps taking disciplinary action against their own mps, we‘ll start to see course, i think, for some kind of independent watchdog authority of, like we had with the expenses after the expenses scandal. but i think it is slightly windowdressing. these don‘t seem like big, effective ways of dealing with a much wider problem, it‘s kind of virtue sickling. they are saying is what we wa nt to sickling. they are saying is what we want to see but actually, you have to embed those policies in and have people who have actually been reprimanded for bad behaviour to set the example. in terms of theresa may, i think she will have to take a certain amount of personal response
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billeted. these people are working for her, she is the boss. but i think inevitably, there will be talk ofa think inevitably, there will be talk of a code of silence, there be discussions how much anybody knew, thejeremy discussions how much anybody knew, the jeremy corbyn discussions how much anybody knew, thejeremy corbyn no, did vince cable now, did nicola sturgeon, data theresa may? i don‘t think it will damage her in that regard but she will need to be seen to do something to stop she will be leading with other party leaders tomorrow to find a way forward. talking with kevin maguire about half an hour ago, you may have heard him, he talked about the fact that a lot of the stuff has been rumour and gossip but journalists at westminster haven‘t been able to report it because people who have now come forward to make allegations didn‘t feel emboldened enough to do that, then. temm there a certain amount of response ability that has been paid on victims in order to essentially tell story. it‘s difficult when you‘re ina tell story. it‘s difficult when you‘re in a vulnerable position to stop sorry to interrupt you. you explain the way there is no kind of
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proper structure to the way these people are employed ? proper structure to the way these people are employed? , many people are employed directly by their mp, to, without the assistance, researchers, policy advisers, there are employed by the mp. there are complied by parties, by parliament. so realistically, if they have a problem where they work, there isn‘t anywhere for them to go. and they offer a personal recommendation is very important if you want to progress in europe career, you need to be seen to be direct and person. you need to be seen to get on with thejob, not you need to be seen to get on with the job, not complain, you need to be seen to get on with thejob, not complain, roll with the punches. that puts people in the camp vulnerable position. not a great deal ofjob security, no to 90, great deal ofjob security, no to go, and a desire to not have your career derailed because of something thatis career derailed because of something that is not your fault. throwing shame and upset and all that. and you can see why people do not come forward. and in all the discussions about this, there are some very serious allegations and some less serious. it doesn‘t mean to say the
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letter special less serious allegations are not relevant. and even, if you like, the more minor concerns are still kind of behaviour is, the vast majority of men would not engage in. so for members of the public are a non—commented on this, when they say, but it‘s only a kind of touch on the rear, most men don‘t do that, most men understand a framework of appropriate behaviour. it's framework of appropriate behaviour. it‘s interesting the way the story has been framed. i be moment, we have everything from interoffice relationships right the way through to rape allegations and they‘re not the same thing to stop a consenting relationship between two adult is really nobody‘s business, it‘s down to them. but you‘re right, there is this kind of idea that, well, it‘s not as bad as it could be. that‘s not as bad as it could be. that‘s not as bad as it could be. that‘s not a good measure by any stretch of the imagination. and i should say, people know where the lines are. people operate within those lines every day of their lives, most people know when you can and cannot
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touch somebody else. therefore the idea that, somehow everybody who objects to this is a humourless feminist or that all men will somehow become seized by few scenes ludicrous. most people get on with normal, daily lives. people suggesting they‘re all never be another office romance again because of puritanism, that is not the case. it is ridiculous. people get on with their daily lives, meet, fall into and out of relationships, they don‘t then get accused of sexual abuse. and out of relationships, they don‘t then get accused of sexual abuselj was talking to a taxi driver the other day, there was a good barometer of what people think, and he said exactly that. i say, the sum of this is quite low level, isn‘t it? buddies, most people don‘t do that, most people live their lives and never do that. that which he said that most people don‘t do that. but people think that this job is different, there is more of a social culture, think that is misleading to stop it has been portrayed in order to give people a get out clause and an excuse, that is not going to
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wash. thank you very much, nice to see you. here‘s where we say goodbye to roger, who‘s off to read the news for andrew marr. here‘s matt with a look at this morning‘s weather. thank you. it‘s a bit of everything, not quite wonderful. sunshine here, lovely morning of the bristol channel, but clouds around and some of you have had a bit of wet weather today. but not as wet as yesterday overall and it should be a fine, alton day for most. showers and south—west of england and wales, but they will fade over the next few hours. in parts of england, northern ireland and northern scotland, could bea ireland and northern scotland, could be a bit wintry over the hills. many of you will have a dry day even if there are some showers, on the first mile portion of the day. cold out there, particularly in the south—west in the north—east, but especially cold as we go into the evening, temperatures dropping below
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freezing in some of the hills of scotla nd freezing in some of the hills of scotland by around seven o‘clock. if you‘re out celebrating guy fawkes night denied, much of scotland will be dry but showers for near shetland, but frost everywhere and temperatures dropping weather across england. in the evening, eastern coastal counties of england, maybe even suffolk, could see one or two showers. they come showers in the south—west and wales will gradually fade. most of you will be dry through the afternoon and evening, dry tonight as well, clear skies, blue on the chart indicates frost. these are your city into the morning. ice scraper for the morning, especially in the countryside, some may be as low as —4 minus six. this weather front is approaching with cloud, occasional bursts of rain, but most of you will start off dry on monday. mr fob patches short list. many people will
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stay dry but there will be a few splashes of rain in england and wales in the afternoon, wettest of all from mid—morning onwards, north—west highlands and islands of scotland. and it will feel chilly once again. that wet weather will spread across all scotland and northern ireland across monday night, snow for the mountains as well and by the end of the night, wet and windy weather into parts of england and wales. after this monday sunshine in england and wales, different day on tuesday, weather spreading its waste. scotland clearing as well. sunny weather out to the west, make your sunshine and showers. but note the temperatures will be dropping once again. you may have 11—12 before the rain arrives in the south—east, to the west, clear conditions and to produce dropping. that could lead to a frost to ta ke dropping. that could lead to a frost to take you into tuesday night and to take you into tuesday night and to start wednesday morning. before i 90, to start wednesday morning. before i go, i will leave you with some of our wonderful weather watchers shots, guy fawkes night tonight. if you‘re out there tonight, don‘t forget, plus, had, garth, a warm
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drink, it will be chilly, enjoy it safely. i will be back with the brea kfast safely. i will be back with the breakfast in tomorrow from 6am, back to rachel. a warm to rachel. awarm drink, to rachel. a warm drink, is mulled wine all right? i think that‘s acceptable! if matt says it‘s allowed! thanks, matt. mark pollock‘s track record of overcoming adversity has inspired people all over the world. he won two commonwealth games rowing medals, and after losing his sight, he became the first blind person to trek to the south pole. and when he was left paralysed by a fall, he vowed that he would find a way to walk again. now, with the help of cutting edge robotic technology, that ambition is gradually becoming a reality. mark is using what he‘s learnt, to help others, including the former jockeyjonjo bright. our northern ireland correpsondent chris page has been to meet them. successful sportspeople stretch themselves to the limit. mark pollock and jonjo bright are no exception. now, they are pushing scientific boundaries in search of a cure for paralysis. mark was a commonwealth games rowing medallist.
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after losing his sight, he became the first blind person to trek to the south pole and 2009. the next year, he fell from a second—storey window and was paralysed from the waist down. but he was not going to shirk his biggest challenge yet and has become a global pioneer in using robotic legs and electrical stimulation of the spine. we‘re at the intersection of humans and technology. it is a terrible thing, paralysis, but it has an exciting future. adversity has brought mark and jonjo bright together. jonjo bright was a jockey and then had a spinal injury after being thrown from a horse. he has had to accept he will never walk again. ——he has also refused to accept.
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he is up on his feet three times a week thanks to physio. learning to walk like your body has been designed to do. at no point do i ever feel better than after i have been walking with my exoskeleton. my blood pressure feels good, my muscles feel nice and loose. it is mentally healthy for you as well. after his accident five years ago, jonjo bright became more aware of what mark had been doing. there is the technology and the science. i believe it can beat paralysis. we are trying to bring it all together. i think that is great. has mark‘s story been an inspiration? to everyone, i think. now, with the support of his new friend, mark‘s charitable foundation is building on the research carried out on mark himself by building trials for other people. the annual fundraiser, run in the dark, is taking place
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in 50 cities worldwide in november. ifi if i could see or what, i would take that every time but that is not the case. what i am trying to do is to explore a way of finding a cure for paralysis. along the way we are meeting scientists working on the blindness. if you take the blindness and paralysis out of it, it is an exciting time now. step—by—step and inch by inch, they are making new ground in their quest. it is a story of determination hope, and strength. chris page, bbc news. extraordinary stuff. good luck to both of them. a british woman who was arrested in egypt after flying into cairo
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with nearly 300 painkiller tablets, has been accused of drug trafficking. the story of 33—year—old laura plummer, is a reminder to travellers that many medicines freely available in the uk may not be legal abroad. so let‘s get some advice from simon calder, travel editor of the independent. this case is a little computer, we don‘t know how she acquired the medicine for a splint, who seems to be abroad. but many people are not aware of the fact that prescription drugs and honest are they allowed as you travel to other countries. drugs and honest are they allowed as you travel to other countriesm drugs and honest are they allowed as you travel to other countries. it is a very worrying case but it does shine a light on the big, big problems that can arise and how you have to be extremely careful. i have just been through the medicine cabinet at home, just looking to see what could be banned abroad. and while normal treatments for maybe diabetes, high blood pressure, contraceptive pill and so on will generally not cause you any
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problems, anything which has a so—called opioid analgesic, that includes codeine and the painkiller tramadol in this particular case, is in many, many parts of the world very illegal. and take it in you would need at the very least a letter from your gp explaining why you have that drug prescribed for you, but over the counter things such as painkillers which are routinely available here, cough and cold remedies, even forjapan, an inhaler that you might normally carry with you, all of those are banned and if you arrive with them, particularly in significant quantities, you could be regarded as smuggling drugs. so almost anything might come under this umbrella, depending on where you‘re travelling to. which countries have these kind of rules the strictest? we have seen egypt is fairly strict, the united arab emirates is fairly strict, places like abu dhabi and to buy.
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and there, even if you‘rejust places like abu dhabi and to buy. and there, even if you‘re just in transit, on the way to somewhere else with no serious issues with the script and drugs, just passing through the airport you can encounter problems. there was a case ofa encounter problems. there was a case of a decade ago of a woman who had traces of a sleeping pill and also codeine in her bloodstream and they detected that as she was in transit and she was locked up. even somebody turning up with poppy seeds from a bread roll they had been eating faced problems. so it is a very, very serious issue abroad. and you really have to be very mindful wherever you‘re going outside europe that it could get you into trouble. what about inside europe? i think most people going on holiday might well ta ke most people going on holiday might well take a packet of paracetamol, some of those dozens of children‘s paracetamol medicine as well. you saying we shouldn‘t travel with that kind of medicine? you need to be careful with anything that isn‘t
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opioid analgesics stop it is on the un model list of medicines, which is a very useful thing, it says, we regard these as good, valuable drugs. and within the european union, there is general agreement that there is no serious issues with those. it is travelling further afield, beyond europe, with anything that you take an early have been prescribed but also, any thing which isa prescribed but also, any thing which is a strong painkiller, that is the crucial thing. could well be based on an opioid, and if it is, you could face close questioning from customs official, particularly if it is in large quantities, particularly if it is not intended for youth stop other similar restrictors ref people coming into the with medicine? , there are, controls for anything that which is on the illegal list, but, we tend to have more, i guess more illiberal laws then we do it --
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than in many other countries, particularly asia and the middle east and so on. and so people coming here are not going to face such problems. and if i may very quickly just mention the case of paul or palmer, i do hope that the stories we have heard of very long jail sentence, maybe even the death sentence, maybe even the death sentence, will not be the case. the egyptian tourist minister is in london this week lobbying for increased tourism to the uk, they know in cairo exactly how this is being reported, iwould be know in cairo exactly how this is being reported, i would be very helpful that laura palmer will shortly be released after this dreadful ordeal for shortly be released after this dreadful ordealfor her shortly be released after this dreadful ordeal for her and her family. thank you, simon. travel editorfor family. thank you, simon. travel editor for the independent. that‘s all we‘ve got time for today. dan and louise will be here from six tomorrow on bbc one. until then, have a great day. bye— bye. this is bbc news. i‘m shaun ley. the headlines at nine. the prime minister‘s deputy, damien green, strenuously denies claims pornographic material was found on a computer in his commons office in 2008. it‘s among several further
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