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come, and how far women cricketers come, and how far is there still to go for women's cricket and women's sport? in the last few years it has really been growing, but this tournament has been a massive step for us. in terms of cricket but also women's sport, i think we can use this and really go places. fourth title for the england women's cricket team but possibly the most important, for what it could mean? yes, i think in this day and age, that is definitely the case. i think we can use it to inspire as many people as we can. clive, the front and back page news, television, radio and social media sensation, the england women's team world cup winners. —— bay are front and back page news. time to take a look at the weather forecast, decidedly chilly. western and northern parts of the country are basking in sunshine, take a look
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at this stunning picture from scotland, it will be the hotspot today, south—western parts of scotland. looking at the east, no, grey skies, around 11 or 12 degrees, on the yorkshire coast line, so a massive difference between the east and the sunny west. tomorrow should be better almost everywhere, this is the forecast for the week ahead, very changeable, forecasting a changeable week, heavy rain on the way on wednesday, but there will be some sunshine around, on wednesday a bit of sunshine around. all the rest of today, the east remains cloudy and dreary, not a pretty picture. looking at cornwall, devon, throughout the west country and wales, right now in cardiff, temperature 2a degrees. still basking in sunshine at this stage, light winds, beautiful summery day, sunny weather in northern ireland and throughout western scotland. i will point out, if you happen to be up in the
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highlands, there is just if you happen to be up in the highlands, there isjust a chance of a shower, but that is pretty much it, other than that, a shower, but that is pretty much it, otherthan that, looking a shower, but that is pretty much it, other than that, looking fine. eastern areas stay fine through the evening and into tonight, then a tendency for all of that merck and drizzle to push away towards the east through the course of the night, not immediately, still first thing in the morning, might be cloudy in the east, but clearer skies in place across western areas of the uk. tuesday, overall, looking like it is going to be the best day of the week, because we will all have at least some sunshine, a couple of showers dotted around, on balance, it is going to be a very nice day. and then, all change from wednesday. very powerful jet nice day. and then, all change from wednesday. very powerfuljet stream from the atlantic is going to shunt this low pressure and the weather front in our direction, so there will be rain sweeping across the country quite swiftly, a good few hours of heavy rain, five, six, seven hours. in the east you can see
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it is still dry, the weather front wishes across, then we have the fresh atlantic air coming, and late on wednesday and into thursday, the low approach, even a chance of gale force winds across western coasts. —— whooshes across. a blustery thursday, on the way. you can see some showers on thursday, friday looking a little mixed, certainly the wettest day will be wednesday. up the wettest day will be wednesday. up and down the hill through this week. that's it, so goodbye from me. now on bbc one, let'sjoin our news teams where you are. have a very good afternoon. hello. you're watching bbc news. i'm ollie foster at the bbc sports centre. the england cricket captain heather knight says their world cup win can be a "springboard" for the women's game around the world.
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they beat india by nine runs in a thrilling final at lords. this is the team today with the trophy that they last won in 2009. they've won it four times in all. bowler anya shrubsole was the match—winner yesterday with six wickets. you dream of these moments. when we heard the final was going to be at lord's, you dream of being at the final at lord's, you don't really dream of taking that final wicket but it's a reality now i'm just so happy. but it's a reality now i'm just so happy, there is no better time for women to play cricket in the uk. it has been growing at a huge rate that this world cup and the final was a watershed moment to be here at lord's, making an unbelievable amount of noise and hopefully that will inspire some people to be out
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here who will one day play for england. we had an england dinner at the start of the year, some of the world cup winners and girls who were involved and we wanted to make 2017 one of those years and i guess a pa rt of one of those years and i guess a part of her story, and that is something that will be special for all the girls for a long time. i don't think it will sink in for a long time. we will be busy for the super league as well but when we sit down and left back, it will be a proud moment. uk athletics say they will try and bring the world para championships back to london in 2019. they came to a close last night with the british team winning 39 medals to come third in the table. uk athletics say a high level of positive feedback was received from team leaders and athletes during the week with a number of partners indicating support for next event to be in london again. it would be the first city to host the championships twice and no country has staged the worlds back
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to back before. the london stadium hosts the world athletics championships from the end of next week. eilidh doyle will captain the british team. doyle — seen here winning the 400 metres hurdles at the british team trials in birmingham earlier this month — won the vote amongst squad members, beating defending world champions mo farah and greg rutherford to the role. i think we will do well, you see the effect home support can have on us and you saw what happened in london 2012, we have a big team, we have tried to fill as many spots as we can and you can see some special moments out there. manchester city have now completed the signing of full back benjamin mendy from monaco. the france international has signed a five—year deal. after the signings of kyle walker and danilo, city have spent just under £130 million on fullbacks this summer. virgil van dijk could be on the move, he's the southampton
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captain but he's been left out of their preseason tour to the south of france. the dutch defender has been continually linked with a move away from the club. liverpool were known to be keen to sign him earlier in the summer — but haven't yet made an official approach to buy him. that's all sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. much more reaction to lengthen‘s women cricketers winning the world cup yesterday and we will have more reaction during the afternoon. i'll have more in the next hour. we're going to washington now, where the trade secretary, liam fox is visiting. it remains the most fundamental justification of the power of free trade. the world has changed yet the
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experiences of globalisation and technological advances, unimaginable in ricardo's time, have only served to validate his theory. the principles of free trade have underpinned allowances that help rebuild post—work europe, russia in the fall of communism and the tearing down of the iron curtain, facilitated 70 years of global prosperity and enhance the living standards of people across the world. commercial liberalism imparts vast economic benefits that there is also a robust moral case which we must reiterate. as the world's developing and emerging economies have liberalised their practices, prosperity has spread across the globe, bringing stability where there was once poverty. according to
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there was once poverty. according to the world bank, the three decades between 1981 and 2011 witnessed the biggest single decrease in material deprivation in human history. take india as an example. in 1993 around 45% of indian‘s population sat below the poverty line. in 2011 it was 2296, the poverty line. in 2011 it was 22%, and it is no coincidence that in the intervening period, india embraced globalisation and started to liberalise its economy. it is ha rd to to liberalise its economy. it is hard to imagine an international aid programme that would work could ever have been so effective. it is also, sadly, easy to find examples for our lack of free trade has harmed the most vulnerable. if you want to see contrasting results of open and closed economies, look across from
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china to the korean peninsula. when north and south korea must face while south korea eventually embraced open trade, pyongyang in which with tragic consequences for its citizens. seoul is now the heart ofa its citizens. seoul is now the heart of a thriving economy and democracy where freedom is shared among its people, while over 80% of south koreans have access to the internet, less tha n koreans have access to the internet, less than 0.1% of north koreans enjoy the same, but more tragically, there is a 10—year discrepancy in life expectancy of those north and south of the demilitarised zone. yet for all its humanitarian benefits, the value of free trade also lies in its promotional of commercial, industrial and economic interests.
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as adam smith observed, free trade appeals not to one's and albums but to the idea that prosperity is achieved when we are at liberty to pursue our own interests. we have many shared interests, once sought by the us and the uk alike, and it is perhaps a cliche for a british secretary of state to talk about the special relationship but the fact that phrase is well used does not make it less true. britain and america are united by language, culture, history and trade. it is fortuitous that we are also the first and fifth largest economies in the world, so the economic value of our bond cannot be overstated. the us is britain's largest export market, buying more than $200 billion of uk goods and services every year, more than france and germany put together. the staff of
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investment we hold in each other‘s economy stands at $1 trillion. the us is the number one destination for uk investment, from car companies to financial services. us firms employ over1 million people in the uk and uk firms employ over a million americans here. us companies are investing in the uk, seeing a familiar environment based on fundamentals that allows businesses to forest. attra cted fundamentals that allows businesses to forest. attracted by our low tax, universities would sit alongside their american counterparts in global top ten lists, a cutting edge research environment and an ability to operate in the global time zone. these fundamentals will not change and the uk will always be open for business. the importance of this is
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embodied in the fact that one year ago by department for international trade was founded to promote britain's investments abroad, attract inward investment and protect our closest trading arrangements. our task is to build a britain that strengthens our commercial ties with friends and allies across the world, utilising britain's newly independent trade policy to create new opportunities for british businesses, give this will not come at the expense of our european partners. britain wants the eu to succeed. there will be no closing off of relations and no abdication of our responsibilities. continuity and stability will be our watchwords. but any who are tempted to see our exit from the eu as evidence of britain looking inwards should think again. we havejust chosen another path to embrace the
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wider horizons of a truly global. as we contemplate our new place in the world, we do so with renewed confidence and optimism, acknowledging the vast fragility is that lie before us, especially when it comes to strengthening our connection with our single largest trading partner. my department recognises how important our relationship with the us is, which is why we have established a us — uk trade & investment group to strengthen our bilateral investment. we will seek to establish stability and confidence for businesses on both sides of the atlantic, and our first discussions will focus on providing commercial continuity but our ambitions are whiter. the working group is designed to provide a springboard, laying the groundwork
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for a comprehensive free trade agreement between our two nations put britain, the start of a new and exciting chapter in our special relationship, and as well as strengthening our international relationship, my department is also working to build on the local commercial ties that bind our two countries. tomorrow i will launch a report that details the uk's trade and investment relationship with each of the 435 congressional districts in the us. the report will detail each district's goods and services trade flows with the uk, and vilify how manyjobs are supported by these investments in detail the top companies in each district south of the first time, each member of the house of representatives will have a snapshot of the importance of uk trade to their district. equally we can see her opportunities like to strengthen our existing partnerships or forge
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ahead with new ones. we believe that an open, free and fair trade system is in full force for good but for the first time in decades, the established order of fair, free and open global, which has done so much to enrich and comply the world, is under threat. in april the world trade organisation in 2016 world trade in goods grew by only 1.3%, the first time since 2001 that trade grew more slowly than gdp. this threat to growth and prosperity is going largely unrecognised. countries across the world, including the nations of the g7 angie 20, following on restrictive practices to establish themselves from limiting access to these economies were developed and developing nations. research by the
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oecd shows that protectionist practices have grown since the financial crisis of 2008. by 2010, g7 angie 20 countries are thought to be operating some 300 nontariff barriers to trade. by 2015 this have mushroomed to over 1200. this matters because the selfsame top of the global trading environment has implications beyond mere economics. social stability underpins political stability which in turn contributes to our collective security. prosperity, stability and security form a continuum of one element cannot be interrupted without disrupting the whole. geopolitical stability is especially important countries like usa and the uk with
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open economies to hold large amounts of investment overseas. we understand that instability in any pa rt understand that instability in any part of the global economy will ricochet across our interdependence globalised world, so what is to be done? first, we must lead by example and work to encourage our trading partners across the world to support and adhere to the rules —based global trading system, but such a system global trading system, but such a syste m m ust global trading system, but such a system must ensure that rules are rigorously and effectively policed and enforced. free trade is not a free for all. claimed by the rules means taking firm action against illegal subsidies and dumping. trade remedy measures can be implemented at relatively short notice and when used proportionately can level the playing field, ensuring that global trade is fair as well as free, and is worth remembering that these
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rules are not an external position on our economies but were largely shaped and codified by the work of successive us and british governments. in 19118 foreign nations we re governments. in 19118 foreign nations were founding members of the general agreement on tariffs and trade. in 1986 it was the us under president reagan that launched a round of multilateral negotiations that established the world trade organisation and today it is a repository of freedom and fairness in world trade. the system... we will believe that, liam fox speaking in washington talking about our moral case for free in washington talking about our moral case forfree trade in washington talking about our moral case for free trade and talking about the importance of liberalisation. he also talked about the special working group set up to forge a new trading the international monetary fund has lowered its growth forecast for the uk warning that activity has been weaker than expected in the first part of the year.
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the imf said the economy would grow by 1.7%, instead of the 2% it initially forecast. it lowered its prediction for the uk and the united states, but upgraded the outlook for several eurozone countries. the world's leading oil producing countries are meeting in russia today. ministers from the organisation of petroleum exporting countries — opec — as well as other oil producers are discussing plans they've put in place to deal with the current oversupply of oil. earlier this year, they cut production in an effort to stop crude prices from falling. budget airline ryanair has announced a 55% rise in profits for the three months to june. it said the figures were boosted by this year's early easter. however its share price has dropped 5%, after the firm said it expected prices to fall in the coming months. it's also warned it may have to stop flying certain routes if the uk doesn't do a deal with the eu over air routes. earlier my colleague ben bland spoke to the airline's chief financial officer neil sorahan. the airline is in good shape, we saw
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a benefit from easter in april, it wasn't in the same quarter last year but we thought it would be down around 5% in the first half of the year and we see no reason to change that guidance, we are looking at fa res that guidance, we are looking at fares down 8% so good value for our customers. as far as the big issue brexit is concerned, ho closer is ryanair to securing its freedom to operate in the uk with it being headquartered in dublin? there is a lot of uncertainty out there, the big issue is whether the uk will stay in open skies but if they do, they have to accept ecj rulings and they have to accept ecj rulings and
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the free movement of people, which we re the free movement of people, which were red line issues in the referendum, which means a hard brexit looks likely when it comes to aviation and bilaterals will have to be negotiated to allow flights between the uk and europe. the challenge for power lines is we all load our schedules a year in advance so by next summer we need to know what's happening in the summer of 2019. we need the uk government and the eu 27th to have negotiated bilaterals by october at the latest of 2018 so these can be ratified through various parliaments to facilitate flights from the 1st of april, so unless that process is in place for there is a grandfathering arrangement, there is a possibility that there may be no flights between the uk and europe for a period of time. consumers in the uk could save billions of pounds thanks to major changes in the way electricity is made, used and stored, the government has said.
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new rules will make it easier for people to generate their own power with solar panels, store it in batteries and sell it to the national grid. if they work, consumers will save £17 billion to £40 billion by 2050, according to the government and energy regulator ofgem. the rules are due to come into effect over the next year. supermarket tesco has said it will extend its same day online grocery delivery service across the country. its currently available only in london and the south east — but the supermarket has decided to roll this out nationwide. its expected to cover 300 stores. the uk's highest court is to begin hearing the latest appeal against minimum pricing for alcohol. the scotch whisky association's case against the measure will be assessed by the supreme court in london. the trade body was given permission to go to the court at a hearing in edinburgh last year. whisky firms want to stop the scottish government's plans to regulate the price of alcohol. the policy was passed by members of the scottish parliament at holyrood in 2012.
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let's have a look at the markets. shares in airlines fell after comments from ryanair raised fears of a price war in the sector. easyjet and british airways owner iag both down by more than 3%. in the ftse 250, shares in discount retailer b&m rose 2.8% following reports at the weekend that it could be a takeover target for asda. that's all the business news. i'll be back in an hour's time. the sri lanka navy are trained to rescue people but yesterday it was two elephants that needed help after being swept out to sea. the rescue took place off the north east coast of the country. navy patrol boats towed the two elephants back to a jungle area near foul point, according to local media. earlier this month, navy sailors helped rescue a elephant that was found eight miles offshore in the indian ocean in northern sri lanka. nice weather down in sri lanka.
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let's see what's going on here. it's a tale of two halves today because on the one hand we have stunning weather across western parts, temperatures in the mid—20s, other parts in the east are stuck under a cloud andorra chilly. the week ahead will be changeable, wednesday we will be changeable, wednesday we will all get some rain but most days will all get some rain but most days will bring some sunshine. this is happening now, cold on the north sea coast, drizzly and cloudy, in the west we are battling with sunshine, so temperatures in some spots reaching 2a celsius, so this is 5pm, the run—up to the evening rush—hour, temperatures widely into the 20s
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across cornwall, devon, somerset gloucester into wales, the lake district, northern ireland, scotland, a stunning day, very different to what some of us were experiencing yesterday, one day too late as many of us are back at work and looking at this whether through office windows, but eastern areas will stay gloomy and it is gloomy and london, spots of rain on and off. sunlight that cloud in the east sta rts off. sunlight that cloud in the east starts to shift, i think western areas will have clear weather and then tomorrow is overall looking like the best day of the week, we will not get higher temperatures across the west like today but most of us will have fine weather, so 20 in glasgow and london, average 53: 8232 again 53: tiea2again§ijj the 7 and *: t£332 again if“, the 7 b— across the atlantic so on
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stream across the atlantic so on wednesday we have six hours or so of heavy rain splashing through the uk, it will reach western areas in the morning, east later in the day but it will reach western areas in the n willng, east later in the day but so wednesday evening it clears up but low so wednesday evening it clears up but. low is to the north west of but the low is to the north west of the british isles so here strong winds, blustery conditions, so thursday, once that wet weather pushes through, we are in quite a brisk atlantic wind with showers and sunshine and friday also a mixture of sunshine and showers, so quite a roller—coaster this week, some sort of on hold but you could argue this is typical summer in the uk. goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines at two. a high court judge will hear new evidence from an american doctor,
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in the case of the terminally ill baby, charlie gard. donald trump's son—in—law and senior adviserjared kushner, denies colluding with russia, during the president's election campaign. the international trade liam fox begins post—brexit trade britain and america are united by many things, as well as commerce and trade. we are the first and fifth largest economies in the world. the economic value of our bond cannot be overstated. the government promises an energy revolution, investing hundreds of millions pounds, in battery technology. and in the next hour — paying tribute twenty years on. princes william and harry are joined by friends of their late mother,
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