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this is bbc world news today. i'm tanya beckett. our top stories: hurricane florence is pounding the carolina coast with powerful winds and devastating rains. the emergency services are already struggling to reach those trapped is eight months where sabrina is due to fall in the next few days. more than a million people and hundreds have asked to be rescued. i do want to emphasise that this is only the beginning. this is a very slow mover and double track along north carolina and south carolina coastline in the next 36 hours. a super typhoon is heading for the philippines and more than 5 million
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people live directly beneath the typhoon. president trump's former campaign manager — paul manafort — agrees to co—operate with prosecutors — in the investigation into russian interference in the presidential election. distressing and vivid footage of the moment pc keith palmer after a run of 19 series — the makers of big brother announce that the show is being axed. hurricane florence has
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arrived on the east coast of the united states and what an arrival of what an impact. as well as hacking force winds of more than as hacking force winds of more than a hundred mph is the strongest winds affecting 5a in warmington. and also we are expecting massive and widespread flooding. look at how high this web are behind me as now. we are expecting eight months worth of rain injust three days and this slow—moving hurricane churns off the coast of the carolinas. the new love was coming. the carolinas knew all of this was coming but they could never fully
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prepare for the force of florence. as expected, winds caused destruction and, at the coastline, the flooding was, for some homeowners, simply fierce. this morning, people who had chosen not to abandon their houses gathered in the streets to see what was left in their neighbourhoods. although after all the warnings, there was a genuine sense of relief. i am still worried because, as far as i know, the eye is still off the coast and it is heading south, so we're going to be in this wind for a long time. and that is the fear. along all of these streets already littered with the debris of the storm. there are still places further out towards the coast that are cut off completely because the water levels are simply too high to drive through. newburn in north carolina was on the front line, as florence made her way off the atlantic and onto land. although it soon disappeared underwater and these kind of storm surges are expected to cause plenty more flooding in the days ahead. to anyone still unwilling to take this storm seriously, let me be clear. you need to get yourself to a safe place now and stay there. many people have taken that advice and have gone to emergency shelters where they know they will be safe. but they remain worried about their homes and their neighbours. she is wheelchair— bound.
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it has been really rough. i said "god, give jesus christ our love. would you please, please protect our home and everyone else in wilmington." dozens of people have had to be rescued from homes and hotels. florence is expected to hover over this area for some time. forecasters are predicting that north carolina could see eight months of rain injust two or three days. that means more nights of worry forfamilies here on cape fear. it is incredibly windy and these are still hurricane force winds. one of the most accurate, and turbulent, ways of collecting hurricane data is from the air. our correspondent nada tawfik has been on board a us air force reconnaissance plane which gathers storm data. another mission complete. with
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millions vulnerable to the force these hurricane hunters have been flying right into the storm. a team will pass a terror to the exhausting mission. this cargo plane with his cutting—edge technology is essentially a laboratory with wings. an hour after take—off we enter the storm. we are flying through hurricane florence and out and you can see there is zero visibility. the wings are up to 100 mph. these pilots are experienced at flying in dangerous situations. they know information they collect will be critical to determining the storms.
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a release one in the eye wall. sensors get dropped at specific points in the storm. the information can go to the national hurricane centre. in fact, the ride at times can be quite bumpy because we are hitting up against winds over 100 mph. 0n the satellite to look like a tropical storm battered it turned into a category two —— turned into a category hurricane. 0n the ground
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the next team of hurricane hunters prepared their journey the next team of hurricane hunters prepared theirjourney back into the storm. this man decided not to evacuate and martyn gay lives in wilmington and decided not to evacuate — instead staying at home while hurricane florence battered the city — hejoins me now it was pretty terrifying considering it was pretty terrifying considering it was pretty terrifying considering it was a category one. we had one of these two years ago. that was not as scary as i thought it would be. 0nce this was downgraded to category 1a to be remodelled the same, that of an anti—climax but it certainly wasn't. it was a completely different experience to what we had last time. not least the power. the length of time that it was on top of
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us length of time that it was on top of us and the hurricane winds. and how much has been done around you, martin? that —— how much damage has been done around you? we can only see what is up in our neighbourhood but i can see several trees down and ican but i can see several trees down and i can see that the road is blocked and that they have is blocked and the bizarre power lines down that the bizarre power lines down that the tree has taken down. we have minimal damage to the house. i can't really see damaged to anybody else‘s houses at the moment. just tell us, how worried are you about the risk of flooding now? i am standing how worried are you about the risk of flooding now? iam standing in front of the cape fear river which somebody burst its banks on one side and will not even peak until tuesday. is this a concern for you where you are, flooding? it is by the sea and it is low—lying. where we are nearly 60 feet above sea
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level so we know we might flood here. we are the highest point. we're expecting two days of rainfall but we have not said goodbye to the backend of the storm yet. we're still waiting for the eye wall, the second bit, to pass through. are you bracing yourself what more the storm you bring? —— what more the storm may bring? i'm so sorry, we have just lost i guess there. as you can imagine the quotations here are pretty brewer. —— poor. we have experience winds of over a hundred mph and wilmington. hurricane lawrence has made landfall and is forecast to stay here and linger off the coast for two days dumping rainfall honours. it might sound strange to say but the great threat is not in the high winds of the storm batters from this rainfall.
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you can see what levels are rising and are not expected to peak until tuesday. that is why there is a risk of catastrophic flooding with this storm. back to you in london. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in ‘the papers'. our guests joining me tonight are — the independent‘s deputy political editor — rob merrick — and the author and broadcaster, natalie haynes. meanwhile thousands of people have been evacuated from coastal areas of the northern philippines ahead of super typhoon mangkhut. the authorities say more than 5 million people are in the path of storm which is due to make landfall shortly. it's approaching the country's northern coastal tip — forecasters say it's the strongest typhoon yet this year. howard johnson has sent this report. rice prices have been steadily
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increasing in the philippines and many feel this will increase the trend. as we crossed the province today the weather began to worsen. and al chesley coveney was busy work cutting down trees near power lines. as we entered the commercial pop the macha but many were setting up shop earlier. the mood in this town is changing as a storm gets ever closer. people are beginning to make their way home to hunker down for their way home to hunker down for the evening. the manager of this tell is deep windows to stop them from boring and when the storm comes from boring and when the storm comes from stop livelihoods and properties and lies a role in rest tonight. —— lives. they are all at risk tonight. with me in the studio is weather presenter darren bett, to tell us more about the typhoon...
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this typhoon is stronger and larger than florence and right now it is making landfall. the eye is making la ndfall making landfall. the eye is making landfall in the north of the philippines and northern parts of lose on. —— luzon. this sustained winds are under 20 by mph and gus are stronger. we are expecting sustained rain and could be a storm surge of something like six metres. as it moves over northern parts of luzon it will lose some of its energy so luzon it will lose some of its energy so the winds will we could to a certain extent and double cross parts of luzon in 12 hours. not only is it stronger and larger than florence it is also moving much quicker. it then loses some of the
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energy and tracks? weird does it go? the broadcasters changed slightly. we pick it up here. this is saturday local time sorted out in the south china sea. the forecast takes it closer to hong kong on sunday. not making a direct hit on hong kong but the outer bands of rain and some of the outer bands of rain and some of the strong winds will be affecting hong kong. by this stage you have sustained winds in the centre of this around the wall of 90 mph. and la ndfall this around the wall of 90 mph. and landfall looks like it will probably be to the west of hong kong later on sunday into monday and it will take very heavy rain inland into china at this stage. how is the season feeling so far, the typhoon season, for asia? we had won a few weeks ago injapan for asia? we had won a few weeks ago in japan which moved for asia? we had won a few weeks ago injapan which moved really very quickly. this one is not moving
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quite so quickly. this is the peak of the typhoon season in the philippines, august and september. the last time we had a typhoon hit the philippines was in december 2016. we will leave it there, thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news... hurricane florence makes landfall on east coast of the united states, with high winds and torrential rain. 5 million people are in the direct path in the philippines, typhoon mangkhut, has just made landfall in the philippines, president trump's former campaign manager — paul manafort has agreed to co—operate with prosecutors in the investigation into russian interference
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in the presidential election. the inquests into the westminster terror attack have heard harrowing details of attempts to save the life of pc keith palmer. khalid masood killed the unarmed officer at the palace of westminster after driving into pedestrians on the bridge in march last year. lawyers for pc palmer's family today raised concerns about the lack of armed officers stationed near him outside parliament. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports from the old bailey. pc keith palmer, on duty at westminster less than an hour before the attack. armed with a radio, a whistle, a stab—proof vest, cs spray and his baton. then, this. a car smashed into the side of parliament after killing people on westminster bridge. and witnesses saw khalid masood heading round the corner. police officers on duty at the entrance to parliament saw him coming through the gate. "i noticed a very large man with two extremely large knives, one in each hand", pc doug glaze told the inquest today. "he was walking like a robot, his hands moving up and down." pc glaze thought there might be multiple attackers. "i remember thinking,
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we're going to die", he said. antonia kerridge was watching from a nearby parliament building and she saw pc keith palmer fall over as khalid masood charged towards him. "the policeman had collapsed", she said today. "the attacker ran over to him, lent towards him and raised the knife quite high, and hejust stabbed him two, three orfour times." another witness, james west, said the stabbing was slow and deliberate, like in a hollywood horrorfilm. after about five seconds pc palmer, now badly injured, managed to get away and a nearby close protection officer rushed in and shot khalid masood. the inquest was played a distressing audio recording of the 25 minutes in which people tried to save pc keith palmer's life. "police officer stabbed in the head", one person said into their radio, while others tried to reassure pc palmer, "you're 0k,
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you're 0k" and "come on, son", they can be heard saying. but his pulse was getting weaker and eventually they lost him. at the time of the attack it was not routine to have firearm officers at carriage gates. instead, they did a roving patrol around new palace yard. pc james ross, who was also on the gate that day, agreed that has left the ordinary unarmed officers like him exposed. "you've got no protection at all", he explained. asked if he thought the arrangements had been adequate, he said, "it's above my pay grade." no firearms officers had been at the gate for more than three quarters of an hour when masood attacked. pc palmer's widow's lawyer said he had been left to defend himself with a spray and a stick. prison staff have held demonstrations outside jails in england and wales, in protest at what they say are unsafe conditions. it follows a report into bedford prison, which found that the site was violent, overcrowded
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and infested with vermin. the government accused the staff of unlawful action. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. it was a situation in bedford prison that triggered this latest report. that was right here two years ago. this week in a letter to thejustice secretary the prison watchdog described a dangerous lack of control with the inmates here effectively in charge at times. the highest rates of staff in the country. it has been close already
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this year with one officer punched and leading emergency surgery in order to save his life because of a breed on the brain. we are very concerned and we are worried concerns are falling on deaf ears. there are currently last year the was over for thousand insults. nearly 40% of those leaving have beenin been in the role for less than two yea rs. been in the role for less than two years. a fifth of officers have under a year service. the government responded with the threat of court action. this was dropped and by lunchtime officers we re dropped and by lunchtime officers were told to return to work. the government is very clear. would need to produce pilots within the prison system. —— we need to reduce pilots within the prison system. we are taking steps to improve security. ——
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violence. prison officers leaders we re violence. prison officers leaders were saying they were saddened that they had to call the strike the pleas by the outcome. they will have talks with the prison service on monday. this action only lasted half a day but it has highlighted once again the ongoing anger amongst front—line staff about the perilous conditions in some of the country's jails. the prisons officers made the point and one that meeting with a warning to the government that they are not prepared to suffer in silence. (the high court has ruled the electoral commission misinterpreted election spending laws during the eu referendum, allowing the vote leave campaign to break them. vote leave paid more than £600,000 to clear
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bills allegedly run up by a university student, darren grimes, who ran the ‘beleave' campaign. the commission initially said it had no grounds to suspect this was a scheme to get round spending limits —— but later changed its mind was a scheme to get round spending limits — but later changed its mind and fined vote leave and mr grimes. both deny wrongdoing. the funerasl have taken place for four children aged between 3 and 15 who were killed when their home in greater manchester was firebombed in the middle of the night last year. more than 200 people lined the streets in walkden for the service to remember demi, brandon, lacie and lia pearson. their mother who was injured in the attack — could not attend the funeral. but she called the children ”her angels in the sky”. two men are currently serving life sentences for the murders. (pres) a lorry driver who pocketed money he raised for the young son a lorry driver who pocketed money he raised for the young son of murdered soldier lee rigby has beenjailed for two—and—a—half years. the court heard gary gardner,
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of medbourne, raised about 2k thousand pounds but only 4 thousand made its way to any charity. mr gardner put on three fundraisers attended by thousands of people including fusilier rigby‘s widow and son jack. a man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being found guilty of conspiring with five others to con 170 investors out of nearly three million pounds. michael nascimento ran a call centre where investors were offered shares in fraudent companies. but instead he spent some of the proceeds of the crime on private school fees for his daughter, arsenal season tickets and a trip to thorpe park. andy verity reports. a cruel and callous swindler counts his ill gotten gains. putin about 115,000 between me and my mother. my mother sold the family
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home. dave was conned out of his life savings and his mother was also a victim. he was great at lying. he was really good at lying. they were promising investors a property development involving $20 and nick faldo designed golf course for four years michael neser men to run a so—called boiler room, a call centre or high—pressure tactics are used to get investors to buy shares in companies with plausible sounding names like morgan forbes or morgan dilley and read. there were promising investors involvement in cillas opposite a nick faldo designed golf course. and supported by local banks and global hotel chains. none of which was true, it was a pack of lies. and investors fell for it. glossy brochures promised to double your money, sent from a real address. docklands business centre, that sounds respectable? by canary wharf, where all those well—known banks are. in fact, the business centre is here. in a modest residential area 15 minutes walk from ca nary wharf.
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four years ago the regulators raided the offices and why they were here the fraudsters were trying to hide the evidence. while investigators were downstairs, in other offices upstairs, his personal assistant claimed the red chair and hoisted a computer into a ceiling panel, she later told investigators it was part of a clear desk policy. last week she was sentenced to two and a half years for assisting in this fraud. investigators found out the money had gone into arsenal season tickets, school fees and a trip to thorpe park, with this picture was taken. today he wept as the judge sent him and five co—conspirators behind bars. the church of england has been forced to defend itself against accusations that it's failing to practice what it preaches. earlier this week the archbishop of canterbury criticised amazon for paying ‘almost nothing' in taxes and described zero hours contracts as evil. but it's emerged amazon is one of the church's biggest global investments. 0ur religion editor martin bashir reports.
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new —— when it archbishop of canterbury criticism of online retailers and zero—hours contracts are not new but when the archbishop of canterbury attacked both, he probably didn't expect his words to rebound so quickly. justin welby, a former oil executive, speaking earlier this week at the trades union conference said online companies like amazon paid almost nothing in tax and made little contribution to society. and, having leeched off the taxpayer once, they don't pay for our defence, for security, for stability, for justice, for health, for equality, for education. but it has now emerged that amazon is one of the church's 20 biggest investments, out of a total portfolio of almost £25 billion. and, despite the archbishop condemning zero—hours contracts, several churches and cathedrals are advertising zero—hours vacancies. he either chose to ignore or was unaware that the church of england had significant holdings in amazon.
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ijust cannot understand why the leader of the church of england, the leader of the nation's church, chose to be so poorly briefed orjust ignore facts that he knew about. the church commissioners issued a statement defending its investments, saying... justin welby chairs the church commissioners' annual general meeting. he also heads up the archbishops‘ council, which provides guidance to the church of england on its investments. so, if he's so opposed to companies like amazon, why hasn't he used his influence to disinvest? unfortunately, lambeth palace has declined our request for an interview. amazon has rebutted the archbishop's criticisms, saying it paid all taxes required in the uk and every country where we operate.
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now it's time for a look at the weather it has been a mixed picture out there with a bit of cloud and spells of rain and also some sunshine. we will keep a few showers particularly ci’oss will keep a few showers particularly cross parts of northern england and wales and the south—west of england scotland. elsewhere most of the shows are set to ease away so will become dry and largely clear. we will be down into single figures across parts of scotland saw chilly start a saturday year. more miles further south. a lot of dry weather through the day on saturday particularly in the south and east. the cloud increases from the west would win through northern ireland that the day. stores showers and northern england but was a southeast 21 degrees were spells of sunshine. during sunday looks like the rain will edge further south across northern england and on two wheels.
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some sunshine either side of that and a few showers in the far north—west but in the south—east in that sunshine you will see 23 degrees of what will be quite breezy. those winds will really pick—up and towards tuesday it will turn one. —— turn a warmer. —— it will turn warmer. viewers who were concerned are saying, we know there is a long history of newsreaders appearing in other shows and having some fun with it. hello this is bbc news. the headlines... hurricane florence makes landfall on east coast of the united states, with high winds and torrential rain.
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five million people are in the direct path of typhoon mangkhut, due to make landfall in the philippines. president trump's former campaign manager, paul manafort, agrees to plead guilty to two criminal charges, after being accused of conspiracy against the united states and conspiracy to obstructjustice. "distressing" and "vivid" footage of the moment pc keith palmer was stabbed outside parliament during last year's westminster attack has been shown at an inquest into the victims‘ deaths. president trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort has agreed to co—operate with the investigation by special counsel robert mueller into russian interference in the us election. the deal emerged as mr manafort pleaded guilty to two criminal his lawyer made this statement outside the court in washington a little earlier... we wa nt
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we want to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life. he has accepted responsibility and this is all contact that dates back many years, eve ryo ne contact that dates back many years, everyone should remember that. thank you, everyone. just remind us how significant this development is. this has the potential to be enormously significant in the sense that not only has he pleaded guilty to these charges, but his agreement to corroborate with the special counsel robert miller the man who is looking into allegations of collusion between russia and the truck campaign, that could lead in all sorts of directions. it could lead to him disclosing information about that meeting in trump tower back in june of 2016 where people close to
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the russian government sat down with members of the truck campaign, including himself, who was the chairman at the time. he would be able to give chapter and verse on how that came about, who knew about it, what was discussed, what the expectations were and any discussions with the president. that could be enormously explosive. it could be enormously explosive. it could give all sorts of other details. alternatively the up —— it could be involved in unpicking some of the other lobbying activities of other people in washington connected to ukraine and russia, to other elements. in part those charges that he pleaded guilty to. you have got a man here who has already been through one trial, found guilty on eight charges, pleaded guilty to another two, facing significant time in jail. another two, facing significant time injail. he is 69 years old. as the president will say, he has finally flipped. we have heard from the
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white house but we need to hearfrom mrtrump. any white house but we need to hearfrom mr trump. any indication as to when that will be? know but i would like to be there when it happens because he will be furious. he heaped praise on paul manna fought even after he had been convicted in that first trial. said he was a good man. there have been a lot of suggestion that perhaps he was hoping that in the long run president trump would pardon him. even after he had been convicted. that could still happen but president —— the president has talked about use of pardons and has used them in his first 18 months in power. if he starts cooperating, with the special counsel, on matters relating to the president, and we don't know exactly what questions the special counsel has for him, i suspect that would make a pardon less likely. the plea agreement, 17 pages, it has about the broadest
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definition of cooperation he could have written into it. they're going to drain him drive, quite frankly. lot of legal analysts looking at this development and saying, really, for all parties, it is a win— win. what does robert mueller gained from this? in what way does mr trump gain from this? is this connected to the upcoming midterms? there is one upside if you are donald trump which is that this will —— the trial will not go ahead. the republicans are battling to hold onto control of the house of representatives and the senate. it is a great big referendum on president trump as mid—term elections always had. at least that won't happen. there may be small comfort given the fact that robert mueller now has absolute carte blanche to take paul into his little romance to ask him for documents,
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briefings, interviews. —— his little room to ask him. getting up on the stand if robert mueller asks him to. he has given up quite a lot. he may have got himself a lesser sentence but he still has not been sentenced for the first trial yet. he was looking at a very long stretch even if he managed to not get this trial going against him. he is 69 years old. we don't know what his ultimate reasoning was but you can see those para meters reasoning was but you can see those parameters may have had some influence. iq. -- bank you. vital services — from social care to bin collections — could be run differently as part of a radical overhaul of some local authorities. the leader of leicestershire county council has suggested abolishing eight existing authorities in the area, and replacing them with one large council to save money. cash—strapped northamptonshire, which was on the verge of bankruptcy, is in the process of a similar restructure. 0ur political correspondent
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alex forsyth went to leicestershire to find out more this baby might not know much about council services but his mum, anna, a gp, relied on her local children's centre when she moved to leicestershire seven years ago. when she went back recently, she found the service had been stripped back. that lack of support means that people are really going to be at risk of postnatal depression and anxiety and those families are really going to suffer because of the cuts. it's a familiar tale across the country as councils struggle to balance the books. leicestershire county council. now some, like leicestershire, are looking at radical solutions to cut back running costs and put more into services. at the moment, one big council, leicester county, covers the whole area and is responsible for major services like social care and highways. but the county is also split
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into seven districts and each has a smaller council which looks after local services like planning and leisure facilities. my budget pressures are pretty horrendous. the county council leader has suggested scrapping all existing authorities outside of leicester city and creating one that does everything. i've got seven chief executives, seven heads of planning. seven people collecting in the council tax. i think that, if we went for a unitary form of government in leicestershire, i could save £30 million a year. bins, for example, could be collected by one contractor instead of several. some district council leaders say, "look at the system but don't ditch local democracy." a single council for leicestershire would be about 700,000 people. so, the question is, is it too big? i think a lot of people would be very concerned if
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they thought their services were going to be provided by one centre just outside leicester rather than actually somewhere that is close to where they are. it is notjust here in leicestershire where they are thinking about changing the way things are run. it has already happened in wiltshire and cornwall. dorset is in the process of replacing nine smaller councils with two big ones that do everything and nottinghamshire is looking at the idea. with resistance on the ground from some tories, it is politically tricky for the government, even though some say, across england, it could save cash. some councils have warned services are at tipping point. the government says it will consider proposals with local support. change, it seems, is in the mix. it was billed as a social experiment on channel 4 eighteen years ago, and involved putting ordinary people in a house over a series of weeks — with no contact to the outside world. today the current makers of reality television programme big brother made an important announcement.
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is it is time for this game to end. final series of big brother. east anglia? that's abroad? who is she? who is she? the channel also confirmed that celebrity big brother is ending. now in it's 19th series, big brother's audience figures have fallen in recent years. you were both laughing. you were both laughinglj you were both laughing. i was upset that i wasn't in it! you were part
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of big brother. how long ago? it's like asking a woman her age. 2007 andi like asking a woman her age. 2007 and i went in again in 2015 as a legend. are you surprised by this news? i'm not surprised. this is an end ofan news? i'm not surprised. this is an end of an era and this was such a revolutionary show when it started. it was bold and different. no one had seen anything like it before. now it feels dated and almost irrelevant. things like love island are just exploding and big brother it seems a bit old hat. that touches a nerve with me! i think we are the originators of reality tv. i agree that it has gone down a path now and isa that it has gone down a path now and is a bit monotonous. i think people
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go infor is a bit monotonous. i think people go in for the wrong reasons now which is to seek fame. before it was more of a social experiment. i refuse to believe this is the end. what did it mean to you? it changed my life. i went from living in hostels and went to making an extreme amount of money. it certainly helped me. i made clever business decisions but it has certainly helps me on my road to a better life. will we see more of these reality, the format, ending? is this the end of the road?|j these reality, the format, ending? is this the end of the road? i don't think so. big brotherwas is this the end of the road? i don't think so. big brother was the originator but everything has its times. audiences are moving on a little bit. when you guys went in, it was a different show. it was interesting. now it is a lot of wannabes. the same kind of people. not people from different walks of life as it was then. they are taking
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it back to basics for the show that sta rts it back to basics for the show that starts tonight. that gives me hope. i think starts tonight. that gives me hope. ithink in starts tonight. that gives me hope. i think in a will take it on. i know they have just been granted another three years for planning permission for the house. i give my fingers crossed. maybe it is like a visitor attraction. it made headline news a lot of the time. do you think those controversies have just got more controversial ads too controversial for the audiences? i do get a bit contrived now. ithink for the audiences? i do get a bit contrived now. i think everyone knows what they're going in there for. which either fame, knows what they're going in there for. which eitherfame, notoriety, money. they go in with an agenda. back then it was more organics of the headlines were organic as a result. now now it is a bit contrived. if you dig about nasty nick being a huge controversy
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because he rigged the vote, that would be so tame now. for channel five this is getting too controversial. they are trying to change their brands. they have people like michael palin doing programmes for them. for then it is over. i would have thought that is it for the show. i refuse to believe, i'm a staunch advocate. i won't have it. you are adamant that you don't want to see the end of this. this was billed as a social experiment. you have said that what you got from it has security —— has set you up. what did you learn about yourself? i got to know myself and that was my phrase from the series. i got that was my phrase from the series. igota that was my phrase from the series. i got a lot more confident. my view of the world changed. i didn't have any gay friends before i went on. now i hardly had any straight
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friends! i did it would be a terrible shame for it to go. should we have something to replace it? how will reality tv move on? we mentioned love islands and that's the biggest reality show at the moment. i think we will have new formats. something starting this week with —— which is a game show with social media. i don't think we will ever fall out of love. this format has done well. it was axed from channel 4, got a whole new life breathed into it from channel five. who would take it off? it doesn't really suit netflix. it is difficult to see where it would go.|j really suit netflix. it is difficult to see where it would go. i want to channel 4 to take it back. thank you so channel 4 to take it back. thank you so much. the headlines on bbc news...
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