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that remembrance commemorations from the cenotaph in london with david dimbleby and sophie raworth. but it does continue on bbc one if you want to continue watching that. now here in bbc news, time for the weather. as you will have noticed from the pictures at the cenotaph, it is a chilly story if you are out and about. we have air that has come from the arctic across the british isles today. we also have a strong and gusty northerly wind to chase the cold air home. some pleasant skies to be seen how the sum thicker shower cloud across herefordshire, though. the satellite also does a nicejob of showing though. the satellite also does a nice job of showing you lots of sunshine in general, but also some shower clouds out the. heavier showers to come across wales. quite a few showers in the north sea that look like they will move on shore
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this afternoon. the showers in the west will ease across the south—west of england and wales in the second pa rt of england and wales in the second part of the day. further east, the showers will persist across east anglia. a lot of sunshine across the british isles for the second half of today. still a few showers for northern ireland. the temperatures you see behind me are somewhat deceptive. it will feel much colder, because you must factor in the northerly wind. but the wind will die down overnight, because this high pressure will open up the isobars and high pressure will open up the isoba rs and make high pressure will open up the isobars and make for a clear night, but also a very cold night. definitely a chilly start to the new week. there will at least be some early sunshine across england and wales, but make the most of it. the cloud will come piling in and will make for another chilly day. the
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rain will fall in northern ireland and also scotland. that weather system coming in is the first sign of the next change on the way for oui’ of the next change on the way for our weather as we look at tuesday and wednesday. we lose the northerly arctic theme and start to pick up a milder westerly atlantic theme. a lot more cloud around, but some milder weather. a couple of pretty grey days on tuesday and wednesday, with the best of the sunshine in the far north. quite a dank feel. so after the sparkling sunshine we will see today, tomorrow morning will be a cold start to the new week, with a lot more cloud on monday. and then we are stuck with that the tuesday and wednesday, but it will become a bit milder too. hello. this is bbc news. our latest headlines.
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a two minute silence has been observed at ceremonies around the country to honour the dead of two world wars and other conflicts. the queen watched the national commemorations from a balcony while prince charles will placed a wreath on her behalf at the cenotaph memorial. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, backs calls for the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, to lose hisjob following a series of gaffes. i think he's got to go. he's foreign secretary, whose job is i think he's got to go. he's foreign secretary, whosejob is diplomacy and is representing the best interests of our country. if theresa may was a strong perimeter she would have sacked him a long time ago. no one is unsackable. we are there to do no one is unsackable. we are there todoa no one is unsackable. we are there to do a job. i think boris is doing
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a good job as foreign secretary. a former head of scotland yard confirms he was aware of allegations that pornographic material was found on a computer used by the cabinet minister, damian green, in 2008. the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy has arrived in catalonia for the first time since he imposed direct rule on the region a fortnight ago. he'll be campaigning for his people's party ahead of next month's early regional elections. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's richard askam. thank you very much. england and australia have drawn the women's ashes test which keeps the series alive. captain knight made it crucial half century. the series will now be decided by the 32020 matches still to come. a day which
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began with australia with a real chance of winning the match and the ashes ended with england securing a draw, ultimately fairly comfortably. there were a few scares the first session they lost two wickets. tammy beaumont was bamboozled by wellington for 37. then just a few moments later lauren winfield was lbw. australia must have felt they we re lbw. australia must have felt they were in with a real chance of securing the ashes. what england managed to come back thanks to have a night. she knuckled down with georgia lewis and they guided england to safety. they finish unbeaten on 79, and the captains shook hands for a draw with an hour of scheduled play still remaining. england secure the draw, but that means they have to win all three of their remaining 2020 matches if they are to regain the ashes. that's quite a tall order. they will be
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delighted to have kept the ashes alive. the first men's test starts a week on thursday in brisbane. they will be boosted by a convincing win against the australia 11 and the news that jake ball is likely to be fit despite ligament damage in the match. trevor bayliss has been pleased with the new batsmen in the side. they are more experienced. they spend some time in the middle before the start of the series. everyone is under pressure. they are not that experienced, and having not a lot of experience in strange conditions. the number one thing for us conditions. the number one thing for us is six is not enough. we need 100 fixes. england are cruising to victory against france in the rugby league world cup, a win would see them through to the quarterfinals to meet papua new guinea. five tries in
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the first half, the fifth courtesy ofjohn bateman. they are well into the second half and lead 32 six. you can watch the match live on bbc two. rugby union and eddiejones says his tea m rugby union and eddiejones says his team need to improve after a victory against argentina yesterday. they w011 against argentina yesterday. they won by 21.28 at twickenham. england played some untidy rugby and face australia next, they beat wales yesterday in the series of autumn internationals. northern ireland are building up to it crucial play—off against sutton and this afternoon. o'neill‘s men trail after a controversial penalty on the first leg in belfast. they need to qualter— their first world cup since 1936, only the fourth in their history. lewis hamilton starter on the back of the grid in the brazilian grand prix after he lost control of his mercedes on turn six of the circuit. he hit a barrier. he
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was unhurt but has already won his fourth title and starts on the back i’ow fourth title and starts on the back row as he didn't register a time. his team—mate will start in pole position. coverage is on five live at for 330. prince charles has led the tributes at the cenotaph as the nation comes together for remembrance sunday. for the first time the queen, who was present, watched proceedings from a nearby balcony. prince charles was joined by the prime minister, other senior politicians and hundreds of ex—service men and woman, all leaving their tributes to those lost in conflict. and we speak to our correspondent sarah campbell who's at the cenotaph. very moving, as always. but slightly different this year. in terms of the queen? absolutely. the national
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service of remembrance has been held on whitehall since 1920, it follows roughly the same pattern every year and has done for the majority of the queen's 65 year reign. but as you say, slightly different. a small but significant change because the queen, although she was present, it is the first time she has watched the ceremony from the balcony of the foreign and commonwealth office rather than being on whitehall allaying the recess. —— allaying the wreath herself. it was done to prince charles to lay her wreath on her behalf. the palace said that this decision was made about a month ago as an instigation of the queen. it was so that she could be on the balcony with the duke of edinburgh. he retired from public duties, but it was on the understanding he would attend key events. i think it was
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a lwa ys attend key events. i think it was always at understanding this would be one of the events he would want to attend. obviously being an ex—military man himself. they were on the balcony of the foreign and commonwealth office. what it also meant, it is a cold day today, it does mean that the queen, who is 91, does mean that the queen, who is 91, does not have too stand on whitehall forup to does not have too stand on whitehall for up to half an hour. also, laying the wreath physically means one has to walk backwards and stanley stapp. so being on the balcony removes that. it is also seen as significant, perhaps the most visible signal yet of the gradual transition. the redistribution of duties from the queen to prince charles, because, of course, one day it will be his role as king to lead the nation in remembrance. we are just waiting for the march past to start, of course, a very important time for veterans. there are roughly
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8000, 800 former servicemen and servicewomen who will take part in the walk past the cenotaph. for each and every one of them their personal thoughts, perhaps comrades who didn't return, when they were able to, perhaps family members who didn't return. lots of thoughts will be in their heads. it's been my privilege this morning, on bbc news, to speak to some veterans. one who is 95 took part in the d—day landings. he was saying how important it is for him to be here. but also, when you look around the march past you will see quite a lot of youngerfaces. march past you will see quite a lot of younger faces. that's something that the british legion have been trying to emphasise over the recent yea rs, trying to emphasise over the recent years, that it's not people from the second world war, there are people from more recent conflicts, younger faces. there is an emphasis to rethink remembrance. they need to
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focus on younger families, their families need to be helped. this is an important day for the nation. and for anyone who has been involved in the theatre of war. thank you very much indeed. thank you very much indeed. the mayor of london says boris johnson should resign for making what he's described as ‘a long line of mistakes'. sadiq khan told the andrew marr show that the foreign secretary had shown poor diplomacy. it comes after mrjohnson was criticised for comments that gave the false impression that a british—iranian woman, jailed in iran, had been training journalists. our political correspondent, tom barton, is here. so the mayor of london is amongst others who are putting up the heat on borisjohnson, others who are putting up the heat on boris johnson, demanding others who are putting up the heat on borisjohnson, demanding he steps down. that's right. he's been in trouble ever since those comments to the foreign affairs committee were made, in which he suggested that this british national who was in
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jail in iran had been visiting the country in order to train journalists, not on holiday as her family and her employer have said, those comments led to a threat from iran to double their prison sentence, and led to criticism from herfamily sentence, and led to criticism from her family and opposition politicians. since then boris johnson has sought to clarify his comments. he spoke to the uranium governments to raise nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe's case and lobby for her to be released early. but the pressure is going on him. today we've had strayed and comments from jeremy corbyn saying that it is time for borisjohnson to go, calling him an embarrassment as the foreign secretary. we've also had the labour london mayor, sadiq khan talking to andrew marr this morning and repeating that call. he has offended the libyans,
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repeating that call. he has offended the libya ns, referring repeating that call. he has offended the libyans, referring to them as being the new dubai. he has offended the americans calling obama anti—british because he is part kenyan. he is offended the spanish. he's offended the seat people. i think he's got to go. he is a foreign secretary, whose job think he's got to go. he is a foreign secretary, whosejob is diplomacy and representing the best interests of our country. if theresa may was a strong prime minister she would have sacked him a long time ago. there are questions about why he was appointed in the first place, but he must have done enough to go. that was the mayor of london. let's also talk about what michael gove has been saying on the same programme. he was asked about boris johnson's future as well. he was actually on the andrew marr programme in order to announce a new environment watchdog which is being launched ahead of brexit to provide environmental protections once britain leaves the eu. it's ahead of
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a critical week in parliament for the government, as the eu withdrawal bill faces its first serious scrutiny from mps. he was asked both about this issue and borisjohnson, he was asked why nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe was in iran. michael gove said he didn't know, initially, until pressed by andrew marr he said that if the family say she was there on holiday that must be why she was there. on boris johnson he said the focus shouldn't be an democratically elected politicians like borisjohnson, but on the dictatorship that rules iran. we make a big mistake if we think that the right thing to do is to blame politicians in a democracy who are trying to do the right thing for the plight of a woman who has been imprisoned by a regime that is a serial abuser of human rights. hauliers in the dark year? iran. it
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should be the judiciary. this morning nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe's husband, richard, has spoken to borisjohnson in a call arranged yesterday. we are told by whitehall sources that it was a constructive meeting, and the two have agreed to meeting, and the two have agreed to meet face—to—face in the next fortnight to discuss where this goes in future. thank you very much indeed. a former metropolitan police commissioner has confirmed that he knew pornographic material had allegedly been found on a computer used by the first secretary of state, damian green, in 2008. sir paul stephenson said he was briefed about the claims but regarded them as a "side issue" to a criminal investigation into leaks from the home office. the allegations were first made public last week by former met assistant commissioner, bob quick. this morning, mr green issued a statement, saying that no allegations about the presence of improper material on his parliamentary computers had ever been put to him
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or to the parliamentary authorities by the police. he said he could only assume that they were being made now for ulterior motives. damian green, effectively the prime minister's deputy, is one of theresa may's closest colleagues. already under investigation over allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a female activist, accusations he denies, the first secretary of state is facing more questions about pornography allegedly found on his computer. the claim dates back to 2008, when police raided mr green's office as part of an investigation into leaks from the home office. when the allegations were first made last week by a former senior officer in the metropolitan police, damian green offered a strong denial. he called the story "completely untrue" and a "disreputable now, though, the former metropolitan police commissioner
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sir paul stephenson, seen here with theresa may in 2010, has confirmed he was aware that pornographic material had allegedly been found. he's told the bbc he was briefed about the allegation, but said it was a side issue and not relevant to the criminal investigation into the home office leaks. this morning damian green responded to sir paul's claim, but he did not deny the material was on his computer, only that the police had ever asked him about it. he said he reiterated that no allegations about the presence of improper material on his parliamentary computers had ever been put to him or to the parliamentary authorities by the police, and said that he assumed the allegations were being made nine years later for ulterior motives. theresa may has already lost two cabinet ministers this month. this story will only add to the growing feeling her government is under siege.
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the headlines on bbc news: remembering britain's war dead — services are being held for people across the uk to pay their respects to the fallen from two world wars and other conflicts. the queen watched the commemorations from a balcony while prince charles has placed a wreath on her behalf at the cenotaph. has placed a wreath on her behalf at the cenotaph. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, has backed calls for the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, to lose hisjob following a series of gaffes. president trump and the north korean leader have resumed their war of words over pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme. in response to being called a "dotard" by north korea's foreign ministry. mr trump has tweeted, wondering why kim jong—un would insult him by calling him "old". the us president added
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that he would never call the north korean leader ‘short and fat‘. the fresh exchange came as the president began the latest leg of his 5—nation tour of asia — a tour described by kimjong—un as a warmonger‘s visit. karishma vaswani reports. foes now turned new friends. us president donald trump received the official state welcome in vietnam. the two nations were once at war, but now there's pomp and ceremony at an event to show how close they've become. president trump needs his asian partners by him on trade and denuclearising north korea. and that's what he's made this trip about. he even made an offer of friendship to north korean leader kimjong—un. i think anything's a possibility. strange things happen in life. that might be a strange thing to happen, but it's certainly a possibility. if that did happen, it would be a good thing for, i can tell you, for north korea, but it would also be good but even on this international trip,
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domestic politics have taken control of the agenda. president trump had to clarify what he meant when he said russia's president putin didn't believe he had meddled in the us election. i believe that he feels that he and russia did not meddle in the election. as to whether i believe it or not, i'm, with our agencies, especially as currently constituted with their leadership, i believe in our intel agencies, our intelligence agencies, i've worked with them very strongly. the tour was supposed to be a chance to put america first in matters to do with trade as well as tackling theissue do with trade as well as tackling the issue of north korea. instead the issue of north korea. instead the trip has been overshadowed by the trip has been overshadowed by theissue the trip has been overshadowed by the issue of whether russia meddled in the election in the united states. questions that will follow
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him has even makes his final stop on the last leg of his tour in manila. a man has died after being beaten by a gang thought to be wielding baseball bats in east london.the attack took place on high road in ilford in the early hours of this morning. the metropolitan police has launched a murder inquiry. two more teenagers are facing murder charges after a 17—year—old boy was stabbed to death at a park in south—east london. michaeljonas was fatally wounded earlier this month. police say the 1a and 17—year—old boys are due to appear in bromley matched its court tomorrow. two other teenagers have already appeared in court charged with murder. spain's prime minister is visiting catalonia for the first time since he imposed direct rule on the region a fortnight ago. ago.mariano rajoy —— who called regional elections
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for december —— is at a campaign meeting of his centre—right popular party party ahead of the vote. ysterday, hundreds of thousands of catalans took to the streets of barcelona to demand the release of separatist leaders detained by the spanish courts. a demonstration in barcelona, more than half of the young people on the streets, their banners and placard showing the ten people they see as political prisoners. these are independent supporters, and the people injail these are independent supporters, and the people in jail held for their rule in the referendum in catalonia last month. eight catalonian ministers and two activists are currently in custody, accused of sedition and rebellion. and the former catalonian president is in self—imposed exile. spain has requested that carles puigdemont be
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extradited back from belgium. next month there will be new elections here. those in favour of independence hope to win and open the doorfor another independence hope to win and open the door for another attempt to break away from spain. out of hours palliative care for seriously ill children in england is patchy and inconsistent according to a new report seen by the five live investigates programme. research carried out by the together for short—lived charity also suggest that many families are forced to go to uni overnight and at the weekends. the department of health says it will look at the recommendations closely. the open university and the institute of directors have written to the chancellor — calling for tax breaks for companies and employees willing to re—train to meet skills shortages. they want next week's budget to reflect a ‘cultural change in attitudes to lifelong learning'. from artificial intelligence
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and robotics to driverless cars and financial advice from computers, technology is changing and the uk workforce needs to change too. that's the message from employers and educational groups, who want the chancellor, philip hammond, to provide tax incentives so that we can all learn new skills. the iod and open university have written to the chancellor, urging him to raise the personal tax allowance for employees to be spent exclusively on further education. they also want employers to get a special reduction in corporation taxes to help pay for staff to do very specific courses which would benefit the economy. technology is threatening lots of jobs. it's also going to create newjobs, so people need to be helped to improve their skills, to be able to take advantage of that technological revolution. but tax policy is skewed. it favours investment by business in equipment,
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rather than in people. so a rebalancing of tax policy, which ensures people can learn while they earn, will improve economic productivity and also improve many people's life chances. the government said its proposed industrial strategy white paper would address british workers obtaining the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century workplace. a 100—year—old former soldier who fought in the second world war and survived more than two years in auschwitz is marking 35 years as a poppy seller. ron jones, from newport, says he will never retire from carrying out charity work in memory of his fallen comrades. every year you'll find him selling poppies, as he has done for over 35 years. and even at 100 years old... in the box, love. ..ronjones is still doing his part in making sure we remember those that gave their lives.
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thank you very much. why do you still do it at 100 years old? well, i'm able. as long as i can get a lift, taking me back and forth. so you will be there next year, 101? well, i say, i don't know. i'm getting a bit shaky on my legs. as an ex—serviceman, remembrance sunday and the poppy is personalfor ron. in world war two he endured horrors that scarred him for years, after his squad was captured and they spent two years as prisoners of war near auschwitz. by far the worst experience they endured was the death march. they marched us through the carpathian mountains, czechoslovakia, bohemia, saxony, bavaria and down into austria. i was on a march for about 17 weeks. we lost, around about 100 men died.
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and when you finally came home, just describe the state and the toll that auschwitz... i was in a shocking state when i came home. for instance, my wife put me in the bath that first night and she started to cry ‘cause i looked like somebody from belsen. isaid, "oh, don‘t cry, love. i left men out there who‘s never going to come home". ron suffered with post—traumatic stress, flashbacks and nightmares that haunted him for years, but he overcame it all thanks in no small part to the woman he will never forget. i think my wife saved my life. i think my wife was marvellous. super woman. today, britain remembers all of those that have fought for our country over the years. ronjones will be doing the same for the friends he lost more than 70 years ago.
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this year‘s rockefeller centre christmas tree has arrived in new york and is set to be decorated with more than 50,000 lights. the tree is 75 feet tall, and 50 feet wide, and has been set to feature for a long time after the centre‘s gardiner spotted the norwegian spruce seven yea rs spotted the norwegian spruce seven years ago. let‘s check out the latest weather prospects now. definitely a wintry feel at the moment. a lot of sunshine across the british isles but also a cutting wind. today, the weather is more about the way it feels than it looks. the air across
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as has come from the arctic, it‘s particularly chilly. the cold is driven on by the keen and gusty wind. beautiful scenes across the british isles. sunshine in derbyshire just british isles. sunshine in derbyshirejust moments british isles. sunshine in derbyshire just moments ago. we are not completely cloud free. you can see some cloud towards the west. lots of cloud in the east. the spotty nature of that cloud bringing clusters of showers. there could be some heavy downpours at times. more of those for wales and the south—west. easing here through the afternoon. it will favour a rather windy. the east coast where it has been fined through the morning will see she was coming into norfolk and suffolk. still a few showers also across eastern scotland, some affecting the highlands and grampians. in northern ireland they tend to peter out. behind me somewhat deceptive, that‘s what you
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read on a thermometer but add on the wind and it will feel closer to freezing. particularly along the north sea coast. the isobars open up overnight as high pressure built in. clear skies and light winds, we are set for a widespread frost, perhaps as cold as —6 in scotland. a chilly start the week. sunshine early on, make the most of that, cloud arrives in the afternoon and it will feel chilly once again. some spots just 5 degrees. and northern ireland, that could turn wintry for a time. it will turn back to rain and snow quite quickly. we are switching around from a northerly to westerly airstream for the middle part of the week. tuesday, quite a lot of cloud around. bits and pieces of rain. temperatures back in double figures. asimilar
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temperatures back in double figures. a similar story wednesday, perhaps a bit more sunshine north of the british isles. nothing remarkable, but back into that milder regime. here‘s the week ahead, chilly today, cold and frosty on monday, more cloud of outbreaks of rain on tuesday and wednesday for a slightly milderfeel. this is bbc news. i‘m ben brown. the headlines at midday: a two minute silence has been observed at ceremonies around the country to honour the dead of two world wars and other conflicts. the queen watched the national commemorations from a balcony while prince charles placed a wreath on her behalf at the cenotaph memorial. thousands of people have braved the very chilly conditions to observe
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the silence here on whitehall. vetera ns the silence here on whitehall. veterans of all ages continue to march past the cenotaph. in other news, the mayor of london, sadiq khan, backs calls for the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, to lose hisjob following a series of gaffes. i think he‘s got to go. he
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