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interactions with potential criminals if they don't know what they're doing. but for markjohnson, he says he'd do the same thing again. jo taylor, bbc news, cambridgeshire. time for a look at the weather. here's lucy martin. thank you, sophie. a better of a fresh start for some others this morning and some patches of mist and fog. —— a bit of a fresh start. others. we have more dry weather around today, certainly more than yesterday. some good spells of sunshine on the satellite, but cloudy skies feeding in to northern ireland, western scotland, and with that some outbreaks of rain gradually pushing through this afternoon. the winds will pick up as well. dry and brighter across north—eastern scotland,
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southeast with the chance of one or two showers and temperatures generally up to 20 or 21 celsius. through tonight, gradually work so that east. heavy and persistent... temperatures staying in the double figures, so a touch milderforemost staying in the double figures, so a touch milder foremost than last night. wet and windy weather pushing in through tonight, the remnants of dorian. moving into tomorrow, further outbreaks of rain. we have the two weather fronts, a fairly cloudy start to the day for much of england and wales, patchy outbreaks of rain entries. brighter skies across scotland and northern ireland will gradually spread south and east as the day wears on, blustery showers in the north and west and it will be quite blustery tomorrow ci’oss will be quite blustery tomorrow cross the server and 30 or a0 mph, a touch higher in north—west scotland.
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maximum temperature around 21 celsius. into thursday we see the back of those weather fronts lingering for a time in the south—east too much of tomorrow, then the next area of low pressure will play shane, the remnants of tropical to gabrielle. we will see further wet weather from that, during an milderair. further wet weather from that, during an milder air. as we move into thursday, outbreaks of rain across parts of scotland and northern ireland, into north—west england and parts of wales. the best of the drier and brighter weather will be further south and east, where it will feel humid, temperatures picking up a touch, a maximum of around 2a celsius. into the beginning of the weekend, we will see high—pressure taking charge. we will see a good deal of dry and fine weather to come, temperatures picking up a touch, so by sunday we are looking at temperatures in the mid 20s in the south—east. thank you, lucy.
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a reminder of our top story: parliament is suspended for five weeks in the early hours of this morning amid chaotic scenes in the commons. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon, it's 1.33pm and here's your latest sports news... i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre. james anderson says he still has plenty more to offer england and could even feature in the next ashes series even though he is now 37. england's leading wicket taker of all—time only bowled a overs against australia in the first test before a calf injury ruled him out
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of the current series. speaking to the bbc he was asked whether he could have stopped australia retaining the ashes. it is natural to think that you can affect the situation, you know, leading up to the ashes you're co nsta ntly leading up to the ashes you're constantly thinking about how the series is going to go and how you're going to bowl at certain players but the reality is that was not going to happen for me this series. you cannot really think about the what ifs. i think steve smith has been fantastic he has come to be the best player in the world at the moment, u nfortu nately for player in the world at the moment, unfortunately for us, we have just not been able to —— quite been able to get him out. two former england cricket captains have received knighthoods in today's honours list, as you've been hearing on bbc news. geoffrey boycott becomes sir geoffrey. and there's also a knighthood for andrew strauss. he led the side to two ashes victories and also took the england to the top of the test rankings. he was also instrumental in this summer's world cup triumph in his former role as director of cricket with the national side. he resigned from that role to spend
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time with his wife ruth, who died from lung cancer last year. he has set of a charitable foundation in her name. there were defeats for northern ireland and scotland in euro qualifying last night. this evening england will be trying to maintain their 100% record in their group. they play kosovo tonight in southampton. kosovo are unbeaten in 15 games and haven't lost in two years. they'rejust a point behind england in group a but gareth southgate still plans to make changes to his side for the game at st mary's. we might freshen the team a bit. i think that would be important. we do not need to, everybody is fit and available, so we've just got to make sure that we get the balance right because we need the cohesion. and we need to have the right defending and attacking profiles to make sure that
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we're getting ourselves the best chance to win the game. new huddersfield town manager danny cowley says the club needs to realise they are in a relegation battle if they're to start climbing the championship table. after relegation from the premier league, they are currenrtly second bottom. cowley enjoyed great success with lincoln previously, taking them from non—league to league one in three years. we respect that the club enjoyed two yea rs we respect that the club enjoyed two years in the premier league, but the reality is that we are now a championship club and we are now right at the bottom in the relegation place in the championship, so i think that we'll have to be really aware of where the clu b have to be really aware of where the club is at and if you can be really aware of where the club is at, and you can be clear on the vision and where you would like to take the club, once you have got the start point and now the destination, then putting the stepping stones in place become that much clearer. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. all the build—up under to the
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england match tonight. we will have more on after a night after let's go back to westminster for more reaction about last nights 2pm. reaction about last nights events in parliament and what we can expeect in the coming weeks now that mps are not sitting. what direction does the government go in and how will it solve the brexit impasse? our assistant political editor, norman smith sent this a short time ago. well, a new group's been formed here at westminster — called mps for a deal — which is a cross—party group which is pressing to get some sort of agreement, finally, through the house of commons. suggestions, maybe, if there was an agreement not i million miles from mrs may's deal that perhaps mps would now, given all we've been through, would support it. two of those mps who are so central to that are the tories' victoria prentice and labour's caroline flint. and the problem, caroline flint, is that we have been here three times before and on each occasion, with humongous majorities, mps have rejected mrs may's deal, so why on earth would it be any different if it happened again? i think for a number of reasons. first of all, i think the european
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elections and in those places that had local elections was a wake—up call, but also i think that within parliament there has been considerable support for a deal and, in fact, in many cases, the deals that were on the table, even though it didn't get a majority, there were elements of those deals that people did support. since the summer, and i think particularly as it's becoming very clear that the public are getting more and more annoyed and angry with parliament and politicians about not sorting this out, some of us felt that the time is now to come together and talk about what we are for rather than what we are against and have our voices heard because, to be honest, i think you would agree, they have been drowned out by extreme views on the leave and remain side. but isn't the difficulty, victoria prentice, that borisjohnson has heaped scorn on mrs may's deal, so the prospect of him bringing back anything remotely like that would surely be political suicide for him? well, i met him last week with a small group of colleagues and he persuaded me that he really does want a deal, that he really does not want no deal
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and i believed him, as did the colleagues who were with me. i view this group, mp5 for a deal, as a group of people who have understood that we must respect the result of the referendum, who want to avoid the damages of a no—deal brexit and who understand and listen to their constituents and know that people really, really want to get on with things and have certainty. and i think there is a lot of concerns because we are all real people, we live in our constituencies, we love our constituents, we understand that theirjobs and their livelihoods and the human element of brexit, which we hardly ever talk about, really matter to people and we are determined to do something about it. well, what do you say then to the likes of amber rudd, for example, at the weekend who said 90% of the effort is actually going into no deal? to people like leo varadkar who say that nothing has been put on the table? there is no evidence that borisjohnson is really trying to get a deal. well, this is a matter of trust, of course it is.
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i trust that the prime minister is trying to get a deal. i do that because i'm a conservative mp, but other people might do that because they see it as a way out for him. this is also a bit of a leap of faith for me to be involved in a cross—party group because, of course, labour mps have not voted for a deal before now. 92% of my party did vote for a deal, so i feel we're coming at this with some certainty that a large number of us will do again, but i trust the labour mps i'm working with to bring across the people in their party who i know feel the same as me. trust works both ways, norman. the prime minister has everything to prove that we can trust him when he says "i want to secure a deal". and let's be honest about this, there is a lot of noises off in this debate from the prime minister, i have to say, as well as others. but as i said, trust works both ways. and when members of parliament are seeking further extensions or shouting "no to no deal"... i don't support no deal, they have to be honest about what they are really
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about and if what they are really about is stopping brexit, well, they try peoples patience and they try the public‘s trust too. two years after more than 700,000 muslim rohingyas fled from a savage military operation, they remain stuck in overcrowded camps in bangladesh. a second attempt to start repatriating the refugees failed last month when none of the 3,500 rohingyas selected would agree to go, citing fears for their safety. the government of myanmar says it is committed to bringing them back. however, our correspondent jonathan head was able to find evidence that, far from welcoming the rohingyas back, the authorities in rakhine state have been erasing all trace of their villages. a border post in northern rakhine state. an immigration officer shows us lists of the rohingya refugees his government had approved last month. they want the world to understand how ready they are to
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have at least some of them back though, so far, they have had no takers. we have been allowed to come right up here to the border with bangladesh and it is through these rusting gates that myanmar officials say they were expecting hundreds, even thousands, of rohingya refugees to come under the latest repatriation scheme. but, of course, without any promises of citizenship, without any real investigation into the abuses they suffered and, most of all, without any reassurances about what kind of future they have. we know that, at the moment, none of the rohingyas over there on that side of the border are willing to make this crossing. if significant numbers of rohingya refugees do decide to come back, this is where they are likely to spend at least their first two months. it is a transit camp and, as you can see, it would be pretty basic living. it is also fenced in with watchtowers and armed police and it is unlikely they will be free to come and go. but most of them
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will not be able to go back to their villages because they have not just been destroyed by the violence of two years ago, but they have continued to be demolished even since then. in fact, this very camp is built on the site of what was an intact rohingya village that was then bulldozed. satellite images show two relatively undamaged settlements at the end of 2017, which, within a few months, are flattened to make way for the transit camp. yet, the camp administrator seems unaware of this. why did you destroy the village to the muslim the village, the muslim village that was here, to build this camp? "there is no village in this area," he said. "there are no villages where we built the camp." two years ago at the height of the military campaign against the rohingyas, i was able to film a muslim neighbourhood which had just been burned. today, on exactly the same stretch of road, there is a newly constructed
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government complex instead. the neighbourhood has completely vanished. we were also shown a relocation camp where returning refugees are expected to live, closely monitored by the security forces. there is a large new police barracks close by. here too, satellite images show that a rohingya village was demolished to make way for it. this is perhaps the strangest part of this tightly controlled government trip. they have brought us to a village called inn din which is notorious for a massacre of ten muslim men in 2017 and for which two reuters journalists went to prison after investigating it. they brought us here, showing us scenes of ordinary life, to stress that it is all peaceful and harmonious now with the non—muslim population. but, if you come over here, behind this barbed wire fence is where the muslims used to live. there is no trace of them now.
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they have constructed some kind of government barracks behind there and it is quite clear that the muslims are never coming back here. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. parliament has officially been suspended for five weeks, with mps not due back until ia october. labour calls for geoffrey boycott‘s knighthood to be withdrawn after he said he "couldn't give a toss" about criticism of his domestic violence conviction. violence erupts in londonderry as petrol bombs are thrown at the police after they find a device. in the business news the number of people in work hit a new record high injuly, although the increase in employment of 3,100 was smaller than in recent months. wage growth slowed slightly but continues to outpace the cost of living. shifts could be cut back at the mini plant in oxford
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if there's a no—deal brexit. its parent company, bmw, has told the bbc that prices of its british—made cars would have to go up if tariffs in accordance with world trade organisation rules were to be applied and that production would have to fall. the chinese online retail giant alibaba is losing its co—founder and chairman. jack ma — who has been described as china's stevejobs — says he's leaving after 20 years at the helm to focus on education and philanthropy. he's being replaced by alibaba's chief executive daniel zhang. following a blackout that affected over a million people last month, the national grid has urged a review of the amount of emergency back—up power that should be held in reserve. the company, which holds the responsibility for keeping the lights on said that there should be an inquiry to "determine whether it would be appropriate to provide for higher levels of resilience in the electricity system." the amount held in reserve proved
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insufficient to protect the system against the unexpected loss of power at both an offshore wind farm and a gas—fired power station. tim green is professor of electrical power engineering at imperial college. good afternoon to you. this is just over a month good afternoon to you. this is just overa month ago, can good afternoon to you. this is just over a month ago, can you just remind us exactly what went wrong here? the details in this report are broadly similar to the interim report. there was a lightning strike which caused the protection systems of the national grid not to operate and that is fairly routine, does not usually cause any further consequences, but associated with that we had a disconnection suddenly ofa that we had a disconnection suddenly of a gas fire power station and around about the same time disconnection of a large wind sure firm. some smaller generators also disconnected at the same time, the so disconnected at the same time, the so that his three sets of generation that a lot and is about 1300
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megawatts. national grid were holding reserve at about 1000 megawatts, so that was more lost than they routinely cover for. the frequency of the network fell. it is normally 50 hertz, it felt that 39.1 hertz. and another part of the gas—fired power station disconnected and that because the frequency drop further. we saw our second night of defence, which is what caused the difficulties, that is where the power cuts begin to try to save the rest of the system. and we saw the results of that. what we're hearing in this report today, not that much different to the interim report is that there needs to be more resigns built into the system. is that realistic and how much would it cost do that? it is interesting. they divide the resigns into two parts andi divide the resigns into two parts and i think that is interesting because apparently how much should the national reserve hold the cosmic thatis the national reserve hold the cosmic that is specified in the national licensing conditions and security regulations and it says that it should cover for the largest
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generator that is presently learning, and that's what they did, but if you're going to occasionally get more than one january to disconnect in the same event, should you cover for two generators? disconnect in the same event, should you coverfor two generators? it disconnect in the same event, should you cover for two generators? it is not quite the same as doubling the amount holding, but approximately that. the displays of estimating what that cost, so the national grid has to buy reserve services in the market and then it passes on the cost to the energy companies and any pass it on to us. so, somewhere around about a five to £15 and a new bill is what that reserve holding clusters and it —— the questioner of gemma does as a nation as would we be prepared to see that double to avoid the problem is that we saw —— of gem. this report itself has not changed much since the last iteration. doesn't answer all the questions? it does with that questions? it does with that question about whether there was another critical of the structure or to do more to protect themselves against these events. it is a
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balance between protecting and from the good side and from the consumer side. i think that is a very interesting department in this new report. thank you. in other business stories we've been following, there's been alarming research that suggests attacks on shop workers have tripled since 2016. the co—op asked criminologists at city university of london to look into it. they found that one in four attacks take places when a shop worker encounters a shop lifter, and that it can cause anxiety and even post—traumatic stress disorder for staff who are victims. regulators in the us have sent a warning letter to the popular e—cigarette makerjuul labs, saying that it's broken the law by claiming its products are safer than traditional cigarettes. the food and drug administration said that such a claim can't be made without scientific evidence. there's growing concern in the us about the safety of vaping after the deaths of five people from lung conditions suspected of being caused by it. are you a late night, online shopper?
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new research byjohn lewis suggests that there was a 23% increase in purchases being made after dark and other retailers have told the bbc that they've noticed it, too. the most popular purchases? perhaps not surprisingly — duvet covers. but also tvs, laptops, mobile phones and freezers. let's ta ke let's take a look at the financial markets around. you can see that the ftse 100 markets around. you can see that the ftse100 is not having the best. it is pretty flat this lunchtime, drifting down by six of 1%. not much slower than the market rate had been expecting. you can see pretty static for the pound against the dollar. and the euro. taking a bit of a breather after watching the events in westminster in the last week or so. in westminster in the last week or so. we'll have more business news later on.
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police forces across the uk urging people to have a bag of essentials readyjust in case an emergency situation strikes. the recommendations were part of annual ‘preparedness month', but given this weeks' events in westminster, they've been met with a ‘humorous' reaction online, as jayne mccubbin has as jayne mccubbin has been finding out. it is impossible to avoid the sense of panic spreading from westminster, and just as the cabinet office was telling us on social media to get ready for brexit, emergency services across the land were firing out this... and this... warning people to get an emergency grab ready. —— emergency grab a bag ready have you got a grab bag, sir? no. have you got a grab bag? what's a grab bag? it's a bag you pick up? yes, but with emergency gear in. first—aid kit? yes. bottle of water? batteries, torch. a radio, preferably
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wound up stop ear radio? —— a video, preferably wind—up? -- a video, preferably wind-up? by a video? if something really bad happens you need to keep in touch with the outside world, find out what's going on. you need a whistle. a whistle? this is an emergency! come on! that's a good one. for those behind the campaign, these are common—sense essentials every household should altogether. —— every household should pull it together. they say this grab bag is everything to do with preparations to do with fire or flood and nothing to do with brexit. but to most onlookers, there was more going on. this was either sinister or silly. and it went viral for all the wrong reasons. are we expecting an alien invasion? you tell me, what are we expecting? are we in that much of a crisis, you know what i mean, that we have to take an emergency grab bag with us everywhere. does it feel like we are? yes. why do you ask?
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because emergency services across the land and local authorities are saying this is what we need, we need to be prepared. for brexit. brexit is coming, you know. you don't know what's going to happen then. you could have, like, a little chorus and everyone could make a melody and the country could be united in song! hello! hi, jayne! you do pr crisis management, how did this crisis pr campaign go? it's a perfectly well intended idea. if we were a pacific island in the middle of tornado season, it would make eternal sense but clearly we are a nation gripped by brexit at the moment, so the first mistake that's been made is they haven't taken account of their audience and what's going to be top of their mind at the moment and what lens this would be seen through. crisis? what crisis? nothing to see here, just pack your grab bag and move on. i'm going to take my chances with tobacco and my mobile phone.
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see how far i get. good luck! an american adventurer, victor vescovo, has become the first person to visit the deepest places in all five of earth's oceans. his final dive, in a prototype submersible, took him to the bottom of the arctic ocean's molloy trench to a depth of more than three miles. he'd already reached the floors of the pacific, indian, southern and atlantic oceans. andy moore reports. he's already climbed the highest peaks on seven continents. now he's reached the deepest spot in five oceans. five! you put your mind to it and you get the right people working with you, almost anything is possible. the final leg of the five deeps expedition took victor vescovo and his support ship to a location deep inside the arctic circle. his submarine limiting factor went down to a place no human has ever been to before. surface, this is the lf, the lf has landed, the lf has landed at bottom.
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roger that, we will go for a release. earlier this year, mr vescovo dived to the deepest spot on the planet, the mariana trench in the pacific ocean, nearly 11 kilometres down. his 12 tonne sub has a titanium core especially built to withstand huge pressures. the texan financier has ploughed much of his own wealth into the endeavour. at bottom! cheering and applause. it seemed a bit like being on the moon, but a wet version of it. there were small craters here and there, there were slight undulations. even at these incredible depths, there was evidence of human activity. this small pyramid—shaped object in the shadow on the right hand side is a plastic bag. but there was also evidence of amazing marine animals — some of them new species. well done, team! we are down! unsurprisingly, having explored some of the most inaccessible places on earth,
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mr vescovo is now setting sights on his next frontier — space. andy moore, bbc news. what an adventure. never a look at the weather with mel. we are seeing a brief respite from the rain from yesterday but it will be short—lived because tonight it will be turning wet and windy again. this is an area of the pressure that is moving on from the atlantic. within this area of the pressure we are seeing the re m na nts of of the pressure we are seeing the rem na nts of ex of the pressure we are seeing the remnants of ex hurricane durian. but as it is nothing unusual. it is already starting to show its hand across northern ireland and western scotla nd across northern ireland and western scotland too. elsewhere a lot of dry weather and spells of sunshine. cloud for a staggering down to the south—east and maybe one or two showers, most places dry. mid to high teens at best. into this evening, that rain will continue some heavy bass in it. some gusty
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winds. possibly 15 man server in some spots. the string gradually loses some of its momentum as it tracks down to words at the south and the east. a lot of cloud. i think across temperatures will remain in double figures because of that. a bit of a cloudy, damp start for some first thing on wednesday morning. that rain will continue its journey down to weather they sat on the east, easing as it does so. becoming quite shabbily in nature. behind it has starts to brighten up, but there will be blustery showers feeding on. for the north and west of scotland, they could lick a0 to 50 mph. this temperaturesjust starting to pick up a negative. that isa starting to pick up a negative. that is a trend that is going to continue. we have another low pressure system working its way and that this contains the remnants of ex tropical storm gabrielle. it will bring a spell of wet and 20 weather for some on wednesday, but also some
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humid air —— thursday. notice the colours on the map, temperatures toward the south—east and quarter of the uk will start to rise. it will feel quite humid and there will be outbreaks of rain for northern ireland and western scotland, north—west england and north wales too. elsewhere a lot of dry weather and quite a lot of cloud around throughout the day. temperature was we could see highs of 2a, possibly 25 celsius any the past south and east. as we head towards the weekend, high pressure starts to build in. it will not be dry for all thatis build in. it will not be dry for all that is all the time, but there will be able to fine weather on the cards for the weekend. those temperatures are on the rise.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm: the cabinet meets to discuss its options after the commons was suspended in the early hours amid chaotic scenes. it comes asjeremy corbyn says labour will offer voters another referendum with an option for leaving the eu, as well as an option for remaining. we're ready for that election. we're ready to unleash the biggest people powered campaign we have ever seen in this country and in this movement. hooked on prescription drugs — a review finds that 12 million patients in england regularly take drugs which could be addictive. former cricketer geoffrey boycott dismisses critics who've called for his knighthood to be taken away after he was sentenced to attacking a former girlfriend.
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