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this is bbc news. i'm carole walker. the headlines at 8pm: two russian intelligence officers are named as suspects in the poisoning of former spy sergei skripal and his daughter yulia in salisbury. after an extensive study of cctv and other images, scotland yard says there's sufficient evidence to charge the two men. the two individuals named by the police and cps are officers from the russian military intelligence service, also known as the gru. we are three friends, we're also bloggers. we all have one thing in common — we all have or have had cancer. the bbc 5 live presenter rachael bland dies at the age of a0 — less than two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. labour's parliamentary party agrees to adopt the international definition and examples of anti—semitism without any caveats. also this hour, britain and france
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reach a deal over scallop fishing in the english channel. it comes after tensions boiled over last month when fishermen from both countries clashed at sea. and gearing up for his last test match, alistair cook — england's most prolific test batsman — tells us there may be tears at the oval. good evening. two russian military intelligence officers have been accused of carrying out the novichok attacks in salisbury. alexander petrov and ruslan boshirov have been named as the suspects in the attempted murder of the former russian spy sergei skripal and his daughter yulia.
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police say the two men arrived at gatwick airport, from moscow, in march. they stayed at a hotel in london before travelling to salisbury. they've released images of the two men after going through 11,000 hours of cctv footage. but the russian foreign ministry says the names and photographs of the men "do not mean anything to moscow. " 0ur security correspondent gordon corera begins our coverage. these two russians now stand accused of the salisbury nerve agent attack. police say they entered the country as alexander petrov and ruslan boshirov, but those are thought to be false names used by undercover operatives. the government has concluded that the two individuals named by the police and cps are officers from the russian military intelligence service, also known as the gru. the gru is a highly disciplined organisation with a well established
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chain of command, so this was not a rogue operation. it was almost certainly also approved outside the gru at a senior level of the russian state. the two men, police say, carried out a remarkably sophisticated attack. they flew in from moscow, and are seen here in salisbury shortly after it's alleged they smeared nerve agent on sergei skripal‘s front door, and this is what's believed to have been their weapon — the perfume bottle used to carry the novichok nerve agent. three months later, dawn sturgess would die after handling the discarded container. eventually, the search leading to its discovery. today's announcement by the crown prosecution service marks the most significant of the investigation. we now have sufficient evidence to bring charges in relation to the attack on sergei and yulia skripal in
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salisbury, and we have issued a european arrest warrant. we will be seeking to circulate interpol red notices. prosecutors say they have enough evidence to charge the two with conspiracy to murder sergei skripal, attempted murder of sergei skripal, his daughter yulia and detective sergeant nick bailey, a police officer who went to the house. use and possession of novichok contrary to the chemical weapons act, and causing grievous bodily harm with intent to yulia skripal and nick bailey. the gru, based in this building, is the intelligence arm of the russian military with a long track record of undercover operations around the world. undeeradimir putin, seen here visiting the headquarters, observers say it's become even more aggressive, accused of hacking america's 2016 election and now using nerve agent in britain. the prime target of the salisbury operation was sergei skripal, himself a former officer in the gru. sergei skripal, it's thought, was targeted by former colleagues
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in the gru because they viewed him as a traitor for working for the british secret service, m16. today was about much more than just naming two individuals, but also in the government's eyes, exposing the role of the gru, and the prime minister made clear that as well as the public accusation, british intelligence would be asked to do more to counter the gru's activities out of sight. today, russia's deputy ambassador was summoned to the foreign office. moscow has said it doesn't recognise the names of the men accused. the british government acknowledges there is no real chance they will be extradited, but it will be hoping that today increases the pressure on moscow. gordon corera, bbc news. the investigation into what happened in salisbury has involved around 250 specialist counter—terrorism officers, as well as more than 180
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members of the military who were deployed to the city to remove objects that may have been contaminated. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford sent this report from salisbury. this was the moment on the first friday in march that two men, calling themselves alexander petrov and ruslan boshirov, arrived at gatwick on a flight from moscow. after six months of painstaking work, detectives believe the men used this hotel in east london to spend their first night in britain, before travelling by train to salisbury on a reconnaissance mission that saturday afternoon. detectives want anyone who saw them that day between 2pm and az30pm to come forward. the next day, sunday — the day of the attack — they returned to salisbury and were caught on cctvjust before 12pm on wilton road. that image was recorded just moments before the attack because, from here, it is just a short walk to sergei skripal‘s house, where detectives think the two men
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used a perfume dispenser to pump the nerve agent, a novichok, onto the front door. that looks like the perfect kind of vessel to have applied some form of agent, through a pump. it's a gel or a liquid, onto the door of the skripals' home, which is what's contaminated sergei and then yulia. an hour and a half later, already contaminated from theirfront door, sergei and yulia skripal drove into town. they had a drink in the mill pub and, after lunch at zizzi's, were found seriously ill on a park bench at 4:15pm. they very nearly died. while the suspects walked calmly back to the station, took the train to london, and flew out of heathrow at 10:30pm that night to moscow, safely out of reach. by now, detective sergeant nick bailey had also become contaminated. the fake perfume bottle police think they used had a special adapted nozzle and was full of novichok. it was found injune in this counterfeit nina ricci
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packaging by charlie rowley. he thinks it may have been in a charity bin. his partner, dawn sturgess, died after spraying herself with the bottle. for the leader of salisbury council, today's news made what happened here all the more real. i think there's real anger today that two individuals, knowingly, it appears, came to salisbury to carry out an act of what turned out to be attempted murder. there were civilians that were wrapped up in the collateral damage of that. people feel that is a shocking thing to do. six months on, the quiet city of salisbury is still suffering, both economically and psychologically. even the grass where the skripals were found has had to be relayed because of contamination, and the chief medical officer was still advising residents today not to pick up any strange objects. daniel sandford,
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bbc news, salisbury. let's get more on this now from ian bond, who's the director of foreign policy at the centre for european reform. ian was also a former british diplomat, who served in russia in the ‘90s. thanks very much forjoining us this evening. let me ask you first of all if these two individuals have been identified and the police are saying they believe is enough evidence to prosecute them, what are the chances of actually bringing them to justice? the changes are quite limited. the russians have a constitutional ban on extraditing their citizens, and the only chance of getting their hands on them is if they sit their foot outside russia and that's why the british government is issuing a european arrest warrant and is planning to issue a interval red notice so
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law—enforcement agencies around eve ryo ne law—enforcement agencies around everyone know that we are looking for these people. alternatively, after the vladimir putin era, things may change and there may be a different sort of relationship between the uk and russia. that could be a very long wait. the prancerj in the commons made it clear that she felt it was not some sort of rogue operation asked the prime minister in the commons. where does that leave relations between the uk and russia? relations between the uk and russia? relations between the uk and russia? relations between the uk and russia were not very good before. this is not a make them any better. i think she was careful not to say specifically it had come from president putin but the clarification is that he has given the gr you do not let —— the
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implication is that he has given them the nod. we did see other european nationsjoining them the nod. we did see other european nations joining the them the nod. we did see other european nationsjoining the uk in imposing sanctions on russia. they don't seem to be any moves to do anything further found that mine. what are the options open to the government? we are theresa may has spoken to donald trump. i suspect she has spoken or will speak to other western leaders, and probably will be looking at for the support. the question is are there more people to expel or more sanctions that could be imposed? i suspect for some countries that did notjoin in the expulsions, or made symbolic expulsions earlier, theresa may will be looking for more specific ever from them to crack down on the gru, and there was a hint of that any
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suggestion there would be combating the gru because of the extent and aggressiveness of their activity. so we could see more expulsions of the diplomats? there were some countries that did little or nothing the first time around, so they may have, depending on what they are convinced by the case the british have, there could be more of a scope for them to clean their own houses. but of this seems to be really having much effect the way the russian state is operating it appeared to operate in the future. i think that's right. nothing we have done so far has hurt enough to change putin's calculus about the costs of doing business in this way, and if you can argue his main purpose in doing this was to send a signal to other potential spies that we will hunt you down
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until you wherever you are, then the cost really is not, does not matter that much to him. but i think there are some sanctions to him, particularly in consideration to the us, that might have more of an impact on those around prudent epidemic at them saying to him, "well, listen, maybe you should just soft—pedal a little now. " "well, listen, maybe you should just soft-pedal a little now." mack one, thank you very much forjoining us. —— ian bond. let's get reaction from moscow and our correspondent steve rosenberg is there. get us up to date from what your action has been there today. —— the reaction has been. throughout this story, and russia has denied any connection to this. it was the same today. today, russia said they were
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the innocent party in this and pointy —— pointed the finger back at britain. they said all russia had received was a silence. we heard from the russian foreign ministry, that said that we heard the names mentioned in the photographs of the suspects. we don't know who these people are and accusing britain of manipulating information. this is a familiar pattern, because whenever the russian state in recent years has been accused of committing crimes by the international community, its response has been, let's accused each user —— the accuser and deny everything. and so far, the sanctions was on the unity after this attack don't seem to have had much impact at all in terms of the behaviour of the russian state. no, they don't. but i do get the
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impression in the last few weeks perhaps, you do get a betterfeeling that sanctions are starting to bite. and there is concern here about the next wave of us sanctions which are expected in less than three months' time. if these are announced, this could really deal a blow to the russian economy, and i think there isa russian economy, and i think there is a concern that that could affect the national currency, the ruble. although you hear a lot of bravado from the russians who are saying sanctions have not affected us, i think there is a feeling now that things are getting quite serious here in terms of the effects sanctions may have in the coming months. thank you very much indeed. labour's parliamentary party has agreed to adopt the international definition and examples of anti—semitism without any caveats. eight mps voted against adopting it and 12 spoiled their ballots. it comes a day after the ruling national executive also adopted
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the code but added a proviso that free speech on israeli and palestinian issues would be protected. we can talk now to our political correspondent, iain watson. we've now had the parliamentary party as well as the national executive adopting, in full, this international code on anti—semitism. none of that seems to have really drawn a line under this very long and damaging row. the hope is that it would. but there could be some potential trouble ahead. effectively, with the poetry party did tonight was overwhelmingly back the international definition of anti—semitism and the examples without any caveats at all. and that's a little bit different from what was agreed yesterday by labour's national executive, which
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had caveats about protecting freedom of expression about israel and palestine. what is interesting about thatis palestine. what is interesting about that is that the sources close to labour leadership are saying the rivers agreed by the national executive is the official position of the party. so what was agreed by the mp tonight has been no official standing whatsoever. nonetheless, it isa standing whatsoever. nonetheless, it is a strong expression of political will and what the mps wanted to say was that they felt in order to rebuild trust in thejewish community, there could be no if and by clicking the this code. —— it's an buts when he can do this code. the debate was about the party leader himself, jeremy corbyn, had a much bigger caveat, 500 words. so the blood that meeting thought that might wander down the effect of accepting the international code in the first place. no vote was there taking on that. it was assumed that would not have passed but i'm being
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told it is likely that the labour leader will bring his statement back to future meetings of labour's national executive. perhaps this month, perhaps next month. if he wins, ithink month, perhaps next month. if he wins, i think at that point, jewish mps, many more labour mps, will say thatis mps, many more labour mps, will say that is unacceptable. some people are little bit unhappy about the caveats yesterday but by and large, they seem to be having assessed the issues coming down. at least within the labour party. there is some sense now tonight that the battle might be reopened again. and jeremy corbyn seems determined to press ahead with this idea that you do need to protect the right to be able to criticise the israel state. we had people like margaret hodge this morning already saying she felt he had sullied the whole attempt to draw a line under this, that really doesn't seem to be in into his
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argument —— and into this argument. what labour are hoping to do the macro making all sorts of changes, including changing the rows on electing whoever will bejeremy corbyn's successor, and certainly, they had felt that in the words of a shadow cabinet member at that national executive meeting, at least making some small steps towards bridging. the question is whether jeremy corbyn and his supporters will go for this wider caveat, this wider statements, because in that statement, for example, criticising the foundation of the state of israel would not be regarded as anti—semitic. that may be at loggerheads with what you samples of anti—semitism in the international code which is it anti—semitic to suggest forming a state of israel was a racist endeavour. it is at that level the debate has been carried out, but the wider public,
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has labour really tackle this issue? the other side, to be fair tojeremy corbyn, there were many people in the labour party who are long supporters of palestinian rights. they did not want to give away, because they believed this code is accepted without any caveats and all, they themselves may be a danger of being expelled from the labour party. ebola said that is not the case. there do seem to be genuine concerns by some party members. indeed, and another issue which is being debated by mps tonight, this question of whether there should be a specific offence of obscurity. we know that this was a measure blocked, and there was huge controversy about that. just bring us up—to—date on where we are on that debate. that's right. this is
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taking place in the commons now. mmp type to get this started... rather than leaving it to the, the government is trying to put into law itself. there was an attempt to amend this play labour mp. when it comes to sentencing an offender, if misogyny was the aggregate factor behind this particular crime, it you get stronger sentences. she's actually dropped that amendment in the past hour because she's had the research from the government they would not carry out a review of all hate crime in britain, and what she is pressing for there is that misogyny should be seen as a hate crime —— promises from the government they will now carry out. iain watson, jerry billy mack many
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thanks for the update from westminster —— iain watson, many thanks. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:a0pm and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guests joining us tonight are political commentator lance price and defence correspondent for the times, lucy fisher. the headlines on bbc news: two russian intelligence officers are named as suspects in the poisoning of former spy sergei skripal and his daughter yulia in salisbury. tributes are paid to the bbc‘s rachel bland — who's died at the age of a0 — the presenter of an award—winning podcast documenting her treatment for cancer. labour's parliamentary party agrees to adopt the international definition and examples of anti—semitism without any caveats. sport now. and a full round up, from the bbc
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sport centre, and join holly. good evening. when europe ryder cup captain thomas bjorn was picking his team, the usa's victory at hazeltine two years ago won't have been farfrom his mind. perhaps that's why his team has been loaded with experience, including england's ian poulter. he's already helped europe win the event four times, but he was injured and missed the defeat in 2016. however, he slumped below 200 in the world rankings less than two years ago following a combination of injuries and loss of form. but bjorn says he's the man for the occasion and a special person. and he was even more glowing about sergio garcia, describing his as the heartbeat ofa team. however, the spaniard has been lacking in form of late. despite winning the masters in 2017, he has missed the cut at the last 5 majors but he has the experience. this will be his ninth ryder cup. thomas has picked sergio, which was for me the fourth
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spot that was up in the air. he has gone with "form is temporary but class is permanent," and sergio has tonnes of experience in the ryder cup, and thomas isjust banking he is going to bring the enthusiasm he often does to the ryder cup. it is all about winning points. i mean, many players deserve a spot in the ryder cup team. but nobody is here to do anybody favours either. it is about, how can you assemble 12 guys to put points on the board when it counts? the other two wildcard picks are henrik stenson and paul casey, joining the 8 who have qualified by right. the top four on the european money list, then the top four europeans in the world rankings and 5 rookies to the ryder cup in there as well. former england captain alastair cook has admitted he cried when he told his teammates last weekend of his decision to retire from international cricket after the oval test match which starts on friday. but he revealed that he's been mulling it over for the past six months. england have already won the series
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against india but cook has been well below par throughout. he says he had just lost his edge, but he says there will always be a star of the future to replace him. i definitely am replaceable. i think there will be another very good player coming on, i'm sure. with the same attributes as you? it's not for me to say. all i can say is that it's very hard we talk about, i still got into the game to play and determined to play hard in this game. it's very nice on the client -- all game. it's very nice on the client —— all the kind words people upset. it has been a surreal couple of days, but let's play well in this game and try and win 4—1. britain's simon yates continues to wear the race leader's red jersey after stage 11 of the tour of spain — the vuelta a espana. italy's alessandro de marchi opened up a gap on the final uphill section on the longest stage of the race — nearly 208 kilometres — and held on for a 28—second victory.
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yates finished with a group of the favourites in 16th place, two minutes and two seconds off the pace. he still has the slimmest of leads byjust one second. the england rugby union head coach, eddiejones, says danny cipriani still has an international future after the fly—half was fined for common assault and resisting arrest last month. cipriani, who made a first start for this country in a decade over this summer, was arrested injersey outside a nightclub on a pre season tour with gloucester. he was also fined by his club and given a warning by the rfu. jones said, "we never close the door on anyone. everyone makes mistakes. he's realised he's done the wrong thing and we move from that." that's all your sport for now. i'll have more for you in sportsday at 10:30pm. holly, many thanks. the bbc presenter rachael bland, who was a well—known voice on radio 5 live, has died at the age of a0 —
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less than 2 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. rachael, who tweeted on monday that she had been told she had just days to live, died in the early hours of this morning — surrounded by her family. she was married with a young son. after being diagnosed with cancer, she began writing a blog and then recorded a frank yet witty podcast about dealing with the disease. judith moritz looks back at her life. we are three friends, we're also bloggers. we have one thing in common, we all have or have had cancer. rachael bland changed the conversation about cancer. the newsreader whose own story became the most important. diagnosed with breast cancer, rachael created the podcast you, me and the big c, three women with cancer in common, talking about it in a funny, frank and fresh way. we thought we would come back with a
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bang and talk about death and dying. and mainly about the subject because people don't talk about it. the podcast has been so popular that yesterday, it reached number one in the uk charts. unfortunately for rachael's cancer, herjourney in terms of where we are, it has ended, but what she has shown is that she has lived and she has lived absolutely a worthwhile, purposeful, amazing life that has had an impact on so many people. after more than 15 years on bbc radio 5 live, rachael found that the podcast brought her a new audience. it wasn't not about her. she didn't want any personal fame, it was a crusade to get others through cancer and she was adamant about doing that and alongside that, she wanted to help her son, freddie come to terms with what happened to her. rachael's little boy is just three years old. she's wrapped presents
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for him to open on every birthday until he's 21. she spoke about being with him when she learned her cancer was incurable. the call came through and they said, and "i'm really sorry, it's the cancer, it's back," and all the way home i was saying to freddie, "i'm so sorry, i'm so sorry." sorry, that's the first thing that has made me cry in the first 12 episodes! it has finally broken me! today, rachael's death was announced on air. the news that our beloved colleague, 5 live presenter and newsreader rachael bland has died this morning. in tributes, rachael was said to have improved understanding of cancer and reduced its stigma, and this from her husband, steve. "at the end, he said, "even though her body was at its weakest, rachael's voice was at its strongest and most powerful and she'll always be an incredible inspiration."
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rachael bland — who died this morning at the age of a0. let's catch up with the weather prospects enjoying nick miller. hello. 0ur weather has been on a gradual cooldown over the weekend. the satellite picture shows parts of these anglia in southeast england state underneath the cloud. some area of cloud elsewhere but large brea ks area of cloud elsewhere but large breaks allowing some sunshine. northern knost in scotland and out bricks of rain. for northern ireland and from scotland eventually into the night. maybe the midlands later turning increasingly lighter patches. for the temperatures, where it's clear, they will be giving away two... let's take a look at
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tomorrow's weather, which starts dry and sunny for many of us. showers quite quickly developing into common. some of those heavy and possibly thundery and some for northern ireland and northern england with some sunny spells. it may start cloudy and damp with some patchy rain and that feeds further southwards during the day. he picture at apm in the afternoon still has sunshine and warmth to east anglia, but thicker cloud across much of southwestern england for a across much of southwestern england fora time, and across much of southwestern england for a time, and some patchy wringer a few showers moving through. northwards across much of northern england, northern ireland and scotland, it's broken clouds and sunny spells, but there are showers, and this particularly in scotland could be heavy. as we look to the big picture as we go from thursday to friday, developing area of low pressure starts to take shape in the north sea, and if you're closest to that, it will be much cooler, italy brassiere and there will be some rain around. so some uncertainty in the detail —— it'll be breezy. far
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north of scotland... although it's a breezy or day, cooler feeling north of scotland... although it's a breezy or day, coolerfeeling day, many of us can will remain dry with some sunny spells around. yesterday's imagers have come down a little bit further. as we look at the picture for the weekend, low— pressure the picture for the weekend, low—pressure still close by, particularly in scotland. cloud, patchy rain and this system working from perhaps northern ireland and across england and wales during the day, taking a spell of rain. keeping a quite cool. keeping a quite breezy. at the current point, looks exciting will be most rice. a few sunny spells. —— looks like sunday will be most driest. hello this is bbc news with carole walker. the headlines: two russian intelligence officers are named as suspects in the poisoning of former spy sergei skripal, and his daughter yulia in salisbury. after an extensive study of cctv and other images,
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scotland yard says there's sufficient evidence to charge the two men. tributes are paid to the bbc‘s rachel bland, who's died at the age of a0, the presenter of an award—winning podcast, documenting her treatment for cancer. labour's parliamentary party agrees to adopt the international definition and examples of anti—semitism without any caveats. britain and france reach a deal over scallop fishing in the english channel, after clashes between fishermen from both countries last month. coming up, the department of health plans to make it compulsory for all restaurants to put calorie counts on menus in england, we'll be speaking to a dietician and a restuaratuer. more now on our main story, the major development in the investigation into the poisoning of sergei skripal and his daughter yulia.
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two russian nationals have been named today, as suspects in the attempted murder of the former russian spy and his daughter. the men, using the names alexander petrov and ruslan boshirov, are thought to be officers from russia's military intelligence service. scotland yard say there is enough evidence to charge the men. mr skripal and his daughter were poisoned with the nerve agent novichok, in salisbury, in march this year. police are linking the attack to a separate poisoning injune, when dawn sturgess and charlie rowley were taken ill, and ms sturgess died in hospital on 9 july. a european arrest warrant was issued, as scotland yard gave extensive background detail to the attack on the skripals. let's get more on the reaction from russia on all of this. with me now is adam robinson, from our bbc monitoring team, who has been following how the russian press is handling the latest developments. thank you very much forjoining us
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this evening. tell us, how it is being reported in russia. are quick to pick the story up, there were two talk shows on the main national tv channels which are state controlled and they immediately change the discussion and switch to this topic. and since then, it's been covered where vary widely, the main code has been one of derision really. sarcastic, humour, sort of dismissive, the tone is sort of oh the british look what they have come up the british look what they have come up with now, and one of the main focuses is us being on the names which sounds very strange, once a comically ordinary as it translates alexander petrov translates as john smith practically, so there was a little bit of a scene in one of the bulletins where the two presenters sort —— so to joke about how the
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british made the names of and could it have been petrov and smirnoff, but famous vodka brand and things like that. even though the police are saying those were false names. yes, yes, yeah, well thought of by the russians, but the russians are saying the hope point is that the whole thing is made up and it's made up whole thing is made up and it's made up to blacken their name and to try encourage eu countries to impose sanctions, the foreign ministry spokesman called it completely made up spokesman called it completely made up story. it's too black and russia, she also said the british are victims of their own government. she sort of responded to the ambient house of commons is that we are victims of state terrorism and said yes he's right, except the british do not know their victims of their own government somewhat suggesting that the british authorities are behind this. clearly it's hugely significant development here in the uk, has it been big news in russia?
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huge news, but the angle is always a very different, they do not take the allegations seriously at all but steadily been a big story. the whole state media machine seems to sort of get into action and gear up. interestingly, they seem to be resorting to almost mocking the entire suggestion. yes, humour is playing a big part of the heavy sarcastic humour, yeah they sort of make fun of the names as i said, the general line is that this is ridiculous, why would russia do this, you know we are a peaceful nation we do not threaten anybody. yeah... have very different reporting that we would get here, id., thank you very much indeed for joining us this evening. a major report on the state of the economy says the system is unjust and has called for higher taxes for the wealthy and businesses.
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the commission on economicjustice, whose members include the archbishop of canterbury, said the minimum wage should rise and people on zero hours contracts should be paid 20% more. 0ur economics editor kamal ahmed has been speaking to people struggling to make ends meet, people the prime minister has described as "just about managing". it's not going to work to get family orany it's not going to work to get family or any sort of debt, you can't ever get out of the circle. you literally are going around and around and around. so, you literally are just going around. ramsgate in kent and stephanie telling her story and a story for millions — working and still struggling to make ends meet. would you struggle to save £10 at the end of the month? yes i have to borrow at the end of the month. so i couldn't save any money. the question — how to fix this system for the just about managing, described today as unjust. system for the just about managing,
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when i was growing up, i was told get a good job. but that isn't the case. that is why the commission is calling for reform. we need a simple tax system that means those who are able to bear the weight should bear the weight, so yes, some people will need to pay more tax. some people won't. but it's got to be something that is not option. and it is fair and just for the common good of every person in the country. so what is this new economic plan? the commission's report contains some bold ideas. increased taxes on the wealthy, by taxing income from owning shares. increased taxes on firms by raising corporation tax to 2a% from 19%. new taxes on technology giants like facebook and google and increase the number of affordable homes to help younger people. what chances do you think
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there are of any of these policies being past by a parliament where no one party has a majority? we hope today that politicians will respond positively, we are trying to get a national debate that is more meaningful and taking radical ideas into consideration than rather sort of mealy mouthed incremental change. we don't think that will work. mealy mouthed or radical, politicians will have the chance to respond in the budget later in the autumn. the department of health is planning to make it compulsory for all restaurants to put calorie counts on menus in england. the government says the plan could help tackle child obesity, and make people more aware of what they're eating. here are five different foods. pizza, chicken korma, sushi, seafood pasta and chocolate souffle.
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now out of all of these, which do think has the most calories? well a whole pizza of course, but consider the competitors, that sushi actually has more calories than the chocolate souffle! in a moment we'll be speaking to registered dietician nichola ludlam—raine, but first let's talk to restuaratuer tim wood at his establishment the fat loaf in sale. thank you forjoining us a busy evening for you. would you make of this idea? i was earlier i thought, it something that helps out, then fine, but i don't know how we would asa fine, but i don't know how we would as a restaurant go on with it, and
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change the menu that frequently to how would we get that across to customers, you have to play nutritionist all the time, how much of that cost us and effect as really i suppose. so you have to go through everything with dish and work out what the ingredients were and how calories work, presumably no one on your staff is going to have the know—how on how to do that. your staff is going to have the know-how on how to do that. no, we do not have that, and the chefs, make their own food, and they might be adding another ten grams on the burger, sometimes less, we do weigh everything out when we make them, but obviously impacts on whether they gave an extra ten grams, that impacts calorie intake. you think that if this information was included on menus, it would change your customers habits and the choices that they make, maybe they would avoid sticky toffee pudding and go fora would avoid sticky toffee pudding and go for a bowl of strawberries instead. maybe, but then i pity
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people do still go out to restau ra nts people do still go out to restaurants for a nice meal and to actually unwind and relax and have what they want, its not an everyday treat, but we would like to have people come to us, there are lots who do come was once every week or two weeks, though when they do come they want to relax and enjoy what they want to relax and enjoy what they are eating and hopefully they're geared they are eating and hopefully they‘ re gea red up they are eating and hopefully they're geared up for that, for the rest of the day and what they been doing during the day, going out to thinking about sticky topic pudding, which whenever they think about having ice cream or a coffee, they generally end up having it anyway. thank you, very much indeed for joining us. i'll let you get back to your restaurant and serving those customers unencumbered by calorie counting each dish. bake forjoining us. welljoining you now is registered dietitian nichola ludlam—raine. thank you very much indeed for talking to us. you think this is a good idea to
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tackle obesity? and berryessa, but from current evidence we've got that's actually unclear putting calories on menus actually makes a difference to the consumer, and it could actually increase the risk of binge eating and unhealthy weight control behaviours. so, we have to ask the question, how many people actually understand what calories are and are they aware of how cap many calories they have during other means, so many calories they have during other means, so i'm dubious, and i think fa st means, so i'm dubious, and i think fast food trends online are great, but for small restaurant is too costly and like you said, menus are changing all the time so how accurate would it really be. as we we re accurate would it really be. as we were mentioning a few minutes ago, for example your chocolate souffl may actually have a pure calories than your sushi, but presumably of the data sheet you would recommend
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ie the sushi than the souffl if for lunch. yes, you have it spot on. calories are not keen for help, what matters more is what you are eating and then the quantity second of all. so with sushil get some protein, carbohydrates, healthy that but from the souffl , it carbohydrates, healthy that but from the souffl, it added sugar there, and of course having added sugar is 0k in moderation, it's the whole foods we want to focus on so i think the message is getting people to focus on what they are eating the majority of the time, having a plant focused diet, and just enjoying yourself, if you're on the go out once about —— month, or we can what you want pretty much, there's an extra calories will not make a big difference in the grand scheme. as you mentioned in the beginning, there's also this concern that particularly, perhaps people who may be prone to eating disorders that
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this can bring back that this whole focus on exactly what it is going to do to my body, can i possibly have that chocolate pudding at the end of my meal? there is a bit of a danger there, isn't it they could make life more difficult for people web problems in this area. you're exactly right, and the eating disordered charity are not happy about this, as i said where can increase the risk of binge eating but also i think it can increase our excessive nature and having an over focus on calories, when really we do not need to calorie count if we are in tune with our hunger and fullness regulations, and signals then you don't need to count calories. so yeah, i completely agree, the saver example someone goes out for a meal, and they forgo the pudding and don't have it, what happens then when they get home? didn't feel deprived, do they feel low in mood because they have not been able to enjoy? and do they end up getting later on anyway?
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0k, thank you very much indeed for talking to us. the headlines on bbc news: two russian intelligence officers are named as suspects in the poisoning of former spy sergei skripal, and his daughter yulia in salisbury. tributes are paid to the bbc‘s rachel bland, who's died at the age of a0, the presenter of an award—winning podcast, documenting her treatment for cancer. labour's parliamentary party agrees to adopt the international definition and examples of anti—semitism without any caveats. an update on the market numbers for you, here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. french and british fishermen will meet again in paris on friday, after what are being called ‘constructive' talks at a secret meeting in london earlier, and signs of a deal
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between the two disputing sides. the dispute over scallops, which flared up in the english channel last week, involved around a0 french boats that clashed with five british boats off the coast of northern france. 0ur correspondent, lucy williamson is in normandy. the boats here on the normandy coast are preparing to go out for another night fishing at sea, including this one. it's the boat that was filmed in the collision with a big scottish vessel on the high seas last week. you can still see some of the scars here on the hull and there's a big dent in the gentry as well. tensions have really risen here this year, it's because the temporary agreements to regulate the scallop fishing rights herejust up the normandy coast have broken down and at heart the problem is there are different rules for scallop fishing here depending on whether you're a british or a french fishermen.
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the french are not allowed to fish for scallops between may and october. the british are. and tensions have gotten so high this year, that the government here says they could bring in the french navy to try and keep the peace. the talks in london are trying to find a way forward, but with three weeks still to go before the french boats can go and fish for scallops, many of the fishermen here, including the captain of this boat, say if they see any british boats out on the water fishing for scallops, they'll repeat the attack again. welljim portus from the south western fish producers 0rganisation reacted immediately after that meeting came to a close. happy that at last we have an agreement on the east channel closer and the bay, the transfer of effort from the french to the uk will enable our larger boats to fish in other areas and that's what i've been hoping for and i would have preferred it to have been done back injuly, but better late than never.
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the other part of this agreement that we have had today, is to ensure that there is a compensatory mechanism for our smaller boats. they should not be excluded from that area, there's no doubt about that, they're legally entitled to be fishing there. and they should continue to fish there if they're not compensated. we will not know the details of that until friday of this week, but the french are in a hurry to make sure that happens because what they do not want either is for there to be another conflict. high levels of e.coli bacteria were found at a hotel in egypt where a british couple died last month. john and susan cooper from lancashire died during their stay with thomas cook at the steigenburger aqua magic hotel on the red sea. the exact cause of their deaths is still unknown. the tour operator apologised saying standards were below what it expects and it is committing more resources to tackle hygiene at hotels
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with high sickness levels. an emirates aeroplane travelling from dubai has been quarantined at new york'sjfk airport, after about a hundred passengers reported feeling ill while on board. officials said they examined the 521—person flight after passengers and crew complained of coughing and fever. 10 people have been officially delcared as unwell, and emergency services have transported several people to hospital. donald trump has issued a warning to the syrian government that he is carefully watching its actions in the idlib province of the country, the last stronghold of active rebellion against bashar al—assad. speaking to reporters during a visit with kuwaiti ruler, the us president warned there would be consequences if there was slaughter in idlib. the world is watching, there cannot
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bea the world is watching, there cannot be a slaughter. if there is a slaughter the world would get very angry and the united states is going to get very angry as well. 0k? angry and the united states is going to get very angry as well. ok? i am watching that very closely. so it's around there right now, and the province, and it surrounded by lots of people with lots of weapons. and these are innocent people, you have a3 these are innocent people, you have a 3 million at least innocent people there, and you have to be very, very careful. the world is watching and the united states is watching very closely. the president was also asked about a new book on his white house by renowned watergate journalist bob woodward. he told reporters the book was not an accurate portrayal of his administration. the book is a work of fiction, he looked back at his past, he had the same problem with other presidents he likes to get publicity sell books, but we have done more as an
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administration than any other administration than any other administration and already less than two years, it's incredible we will soon be approaching two years. britain s first—ever disabled air display team has taken to the skies today. the three pilots were inspired by the world war two flying ace, sir douglas bader, who flew spitfires despite having no legs. one of the crew, who has been a wheelchair user for 20 years, says learning to fly has been "like the light coming on again". our correspondent duncan kennedy is at blackbushe airport in surrey. mike, barry and alan. three men who live with disability, but who are all determined to reach for the skies. today, they became britain's first ever disabled air display team, taking off over surrey in a unique triple formation. the fact that you may be disabled, you can achieve great things. barry hobkirk became paraplegic after a rugby accident, but was determined nothing would stop him getting airborne. from being told in 1990 that
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i would probably never walk again, and i'd certainly neverfly again, to being in a three ship formation team... yes, ifeel very proud, yes. the three men have been practising for three months, dealing with the stresses of formation flying without the full use of their limbs. mike wildeman lost the lower part of his leg in a motorbike accident, but says aviation can be an inspiration. at the moment we are flying in training aircraft which have been adapted for a training role here at blackbushe, but eventually we'd like to be flying in aerobatic aeroplanes and doing close aerobatic formation work, just the same as other teams you see on the display circuit. archive: bader: tin legs and iron courage... the team was inspired by sir douglas bader, the world war ii spitfire pilot who flew despite having no legs. he was later shot down and became a pow. today's display involved several complicated manoeuvres.
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the aircraft feet controls are adapted to help the pilots, each one of which is hoping to send a clear, inclusive message about flying,put into words by alan robinson, who lost part of his leg in a motorbike accident. disabled people, once you get into an aeroplane, are as able—bodied as anybody else. there are no real limitations. this is believed to be only the second disabled air display team anywhere in the world. the setbacks of physical limitations set aside, in the freedom of the skies. there were some pretty beautiful clear skies, what about the future weather prospects, nick will bring us up to date. a bit of a change on the way
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becoming more and settled now for the rest of the week and into the weekend as well, you're absolutely right pleasant sunshine around times today, another view from sorry, not just here. the satellite picture proves the story. acre cloud into parts of east anglia southeast england and a few showers, and this area cloud has brought outbreaks of rain to scotland clearing away from northern ireland. it's weakening as it pushes into parts of north england and wales, later into the night, it. plenty of clear skies away from areas of rain or showers, where you got cloud, double—figure temperatures clear, single figure temperatures clear, single figure temperatures for 5 degrees in eastern scotland once we see the back of the rain, as in night goes on. sunshine to start the day tomorrow but cloud will build, balancing showers breaking out at you for northern ireland and england in areas of the cloud push towards wales from ireland and that will deliver outbreaks of rain as well.
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here's how things shape up for four o'clock in the afternoon, still some sunny spells, east anglia southeast england quite warm and the day, showers in the evening, a bricks of rain working through parts of southwest england especially wells, but in southernmost counties of northern england, further northern ireland, scotland, here you got sunshine and showers and in scotland, especially here, heavy and possibly under as well. big picture, going into friday shows low—pressure setting itself up in the north sea, there is close to that especially since colin north east england, most favoured doctors for rain but hold in strong wind as well. it'll be a cool across the uk in those areas that stay dry and as he sunny spells, strong north west wind and breeze blowing down. temperatures come down a few degrees, more noticeable further south you are, for a few days in the low 20s, but it will build chilly where you have
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rain going northeast towards scotland. area blood pressure still to scotland and on saturday another frontal system taking outbreaks of rain through england and wales, first thing in northern ireland, most of us will see rain at some stage of saturday, it'll clear up from northern ireland, a bit dry and brighterfor part from northern ireland, a bit dry and brighter for part two of the weekend on sunday, there will still be showers around and sunny spells it appeal feel showers around and sunny spells it appealfeel a bit showers around and sunny spells it appeal feel a bit warmer for your forecast. hello, i'm ros atkins. welcome to the latest edition of 0utside source. theresa may says the two suspects in the salisbury nerve agent attack on sergei and julia skripal are members of russian military intelligence. facebook and twitter execs have admitted they were too slow to act against political meddling in the us, but they have told senators the problem is getting fixed. western japan is struggling to recover from the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 25 years.
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the world health organisation warns that a quarter of the world's adults aren't getting enough exercise. interestingly, the problem is in the richer countries in the world.
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