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and many believe that by harnessing that incredible sense of smell, more medical conditions could be sniffed out earlier. these medical detection dogs live with families and come to the testing centre during the daytime. backed by the charity parkinson's uk, swabs from parkinson's sufferers will be introduced to see if the dogs can identify them. people might present at a neurological clinic or they might go to casualty because they have had a fall. or because they have had some other event not usual for them. and very rarely would they would they think they might have parkinson's. but if we could develop an early test, it really improves the patient‘s well—being if they know what's going on. the research and training will take six months. but 200 years after the condition was identified, it is hoped that dogs will soon help doctors diagnosed parkinson's earlier. tim muffett, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's jay wynne.
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quite a bit of rain so far today but not all doom and gloom. this was taken a little bit earlier in north wales. but for many of you is a bit more like this. here is the satellite sequence showing an extensive band of cloud right across the uk and belief that there has been quite a bit of rain so far. all moving west, from west to east and some of the heaviest rain so far has been across more northern parts of england and scotland. it will continue to move north and east. brighter skies following on behind. some brighter weather developing in scotla nd some brighter weather developing in scotland but showers coming through as well. dry and bright for a time in northern ireland but showers developing major. some patchy rain through the afternoon across southern parts of england. quite
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breezy as well, the breeze blowing that rain away from the south—east this evening. by the end of the night it will be quite fresh. a pretty unsettled look to the day tomorrow with low pressure in charge of the lots of white lines, that means it will be quite a blustery day. and the wind coming in from the west once again. breezy start for the eastern side of the uk but further west from early on some showers around which spread to pretty much all parts through the day. so breezy with some sunshine and also some sharp showers. top temperatures around 16, i7 and also some sharp showers. top temperatures around 16, 17 degrees across scotland, 17 in cardiff and belfast, 21 in the london area. and the third test gets off to a promising start but we could see some showers moving through on the breeze. and it stays breezy towards the end of the week with no pressure
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still in charge. and this feature brings yet another spell of heavy rain. further north it is windy with scattered showers and then wetter weather spreading in from the south—west. so pretty unsettled and that continues for the weekend, cool and breezy with some showers but also a little bit of sunshine. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. the sale of new petrol and diesel ca i’s the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 20110, the government wants to reduce emissions and encourage the use of electric vehicles. 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. have a good afternoon. and afternoon. i'm hugh was cropped to look at the sport. we start with
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cricket. fast bowler toby roland jones will make his debut for england in their third test against south africa at the oval tomorrow. he'll replace mark wood, who's not 100% fit. roland jones‘ middlesex teammate steven finn has been placed on standby, but along with batsman tom westley, roland jones can look forward to earning his first cap under skipperjoe root. england will have defender casey stoney available for their final group game at the women's european championship in the netherlands. stoney missed the win over spain on sunday with a hamstring problem but trained today in utrecht. england face portugal tomorrow looking to make it three wins from three in group d. midfielderjade moore missed training but should also be available. manchester united manager jose mourinho says that some clubs are paying far too much for players this summer. his team of course spent 75 million on romelu lukaku earlier this month, last summer they spent 89 million on paul pogba, but mourinho believes smaller clubs are overspending. we spent a lot of money in the striker, and if you don't do that then we have no striker,
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that's obvious that nowadays especially for the strikers the amount of money is amazing. every club is getting players, every club is investing a lot. i think some clubs obviously they are paying too much and by paying too much they create a very strange and out of control market. but this is the reality now. mourinho‘s rival manager at manchester city has also been commenting on the spiralling transfer fees. pep guardiola has added five major signings to his squad this summer — at a cost of more than £200 million. city are currently on tour in los angeles and guardiola says he can see prices continue to rise. all clubs spend a lot of money, we are going to see until the 31st the amount of new transfers coming, so we will see 70, 80, 90, 100, more than that. maybe one day it will stop. and we will see.
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super league leaders castleford tigers will host st helens in the first match of the super 8s on thursday of next week. the tigers need five points from their final seven games to win the league leaders‘ shield for the first time. the other first round games see wakefield travel to huddersfield, hull fc host salford and leeds take on wigan at headingley. one other rugby league line for you — wigan will face hull fc in australia in 2018 in the first super league game to be played outside europe. the two sides will face each other in wollongong next february. adam peaty was left stunned by his own performances as he continues to set the standard for great britain at the world aquatics championships. the olympic champion beat his own world record in the 50 metre breaststroke twice in one day, becoming the first person to swim the event in less than 26 seconds. he goes in the final after 5pm, looking to set an even faster time. some breaking news. you can follow
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but on the bbc sport website. novak djokovic who retired injured from wimbledon with a shoulder problem says he won't be playing again in 2017. we will have more on that later on this afternoon on our website. back to the main news of the day and one of our main stories... the uk economy grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of this year, official figures show. it's thought the growth was due to a booming film industry and support from the services sector. earlier the economist patrick minford spoke to the bbc and said today's figures were all part of the brexit plan. they are a little bit slower i expected, but it is a healthy slowdown in the sense that we have now got the brexit devaluation and that has cooled down consumption and is pushing up exports
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which are 10% up on volume since the referendum. and so that is really what the devaluation is supposed to do, to push demand in exports and into profits and put money into industry and take it away from consumers, so it is pretty much playing according to the post brexit plan really. the european court ofjustice has ruled that a law requiring refugees to seek asylum in the first country they reach applies even in exceptional circumstances. in other countries. today, the court accepted austria's and slovenia's argument that they had the right to return asylum seekers to their point of entry. we spoke earlier to our correspondent bethany bell from the austrian—slovenian border.
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i am on the austrian border was slovenia where some of those asylum seekers pass through trying to get into austria and file a claim for asylum. the court ruled today that austria and slovenia were right to send two afghan women and their children back to croatia and also to send a syrian man back from slovenia to croatia, because it said the eu rules on asylum apply even in very exceptional circumstances like the migrant crisis, when hundreds of people were passing through this border where i am every day. it is interesting though, because the court also reminded both austria and slovenia that they could show solidarity with eu border states like croatia which were facing the brunt of arrivals. two men have been treated in hospital after a suspected acid attack at bethnal green in east london last night.
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the pair are believed to be in their late teens. video footage shows one man pouring water over his face and torso — while the other is treated by paramedics. no arrests have been made and inquires continue. mps from all parties have been shedding light on the scale of abuse they receive. an inquiry into the issue was announced by the standards watchdog earlier in july, and began its consultation this week. john own reports. caroline ansell is as bad as isis, and hitler. cat smith should be lynched. @rupahuq, you talibanic ...! tory scum. ugly, smelly, muslim vermin. over the past few years, the uk's been caught up in a political whirlwind. but here at westminster, a lot of people are afraid that in the recent turbulence, the very nature of our political conversation may have changed for the worse. mps have told this programme
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about an emerging culture of abuse and intimidation in public life. it should never be part of the job to receive this level of abuse. almost all of them told us that they'd received at least some abuse online, ranging from the quite trivial to the really very extreme. must also said in the last couple of yea rs must also said in the last couple of years things have become worse. conservative mp simon hart has been trying to shine a light on this problem, and he, at least, is convinced that he primarily blames activists on the left. there is more evidence of activity in this election orchestrated from the left than from the right, but i emphasise it was not exclusively like that. and so do you think, then, there's been a change in the character of left—wing activism in the last few years that you would say is responsible for the rise in this kind of language?
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well, that would be how it appears to me, yes, and, you know, but on the other end of the political spectrum, labour's cat smith, a member of the shadow cabinet, and a close ally ofjeremy corbyn, has quite a different story to tell. what we saw from the conservative party during the election was the singling out of, let's be honest, diane abbott, and some of the very personal attacks i think bordered on the racist during the conservative party's official so are you saying that the conservative party has officially sanctioned racist campaigning against people like sadiq khan and diane abbott? i think when the conservative party campaign, official campaign, is using the wolf whistle politics that they did use, it almost gives permission for people who are racists online to take that step further and use the kind of threatening language which we've seen directed at sadiq khan and diane abbott. conservative caroline ansell lost her seat in the ultra—marginal constituency of eastbourne, after a hard—fought campaign at the 2017 election.
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you know, you post a comment and then it can create a feeding frenzy of people who seem to be just waiting for you to have the temerity to talk about a success that you've managed to come through, do you ever feel hesitant to express opinions online, because of a fear of the backlash that you might get? i guess i have had a moment, if you moments where i've, you know, paused over posts, because i know what will surely follow. the government has recently asked the committee for standards in public life to interrogate this issue, and to make recommendations about how it can be tackled. lord bew is the committee's chair. we have a mood surrounding a normal operation of parliamentary democracy, which is not the normal british mood. everybody says that is different
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balance but the interesting thing is across westminster and no one is saying this doesn't require investigation. a bbc investigation has found evidence that suggests a widely—prescribed antidepressant may have played a role in one of america's worst mass shootings. two uk—based psychiatrists have told the panorama programme that the 2012 attack, at a screening of the batman movie in colorado, may not have happened ifjames holmes hadn't been taking the drug sertraline. manufacturer pfizer says a causal link between sertraline and homicidal behaviour has not been established. shelleyjofre reports. did you have any doubt that you would end up killing someone? no, it's something i had to do. we need a rescue... james holmes talking in prison after the so—called batman killing. five years ago he fired into a packed cinema, killing 12 and injuring dozens more. the attack left his parents utterly bewildered.
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you can't believe it's possible for anyone to cause that much harm, let alone the man you raised. the suspect is in a gas mask. did antidepressants play a role in his crime? the prosecutor says no way. you know who agrees with me? the defence team that refuse to put on evidence of that nonsense. that's what you think, nonsense? i do. is it nonsense? it wasn't explored at james holmes' trial. his defence focused on his mental state instead. jurors are very suspicious of theories that a defence lawyer presents, even with mental illness, which is an established area of medicine. panorama has learnt, in preparation for the file, two years ago the defence brought uk—based psychiatrist professor david healy to evaluate the evidence and meet
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holmes in prison. professor healy came to a controversial decision. i believe if he hadn't taken sertraline he wouldn't have murdered anyone. his evidence was never tested in court. panorama has scrutinised what happened afterjames holmes took the drug. a notebook provides some clues. holmes wrote in his notebook how his obsession with killing evolved. intense aversion of people, cause unknown, began long ago, suppressed by greater fear of others. and after he started taking sertraline, no more fear. hatred unchecked, starts small. buys stun gun and folding knife. committed, shotgun. professor peter tyrod, world expert on personality disorders, thinks the medication may have played a part in holmes's crime. his symptoms were exactly right
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for giving sertraline, no question about that. his underlying personality, there is a certain detachment from people, like an alien species. and that sort of person worries me a great deal when i am prescribing. pfizer says sertraline has helped many. mind, mental health charity, advises anyone concerned not to stop medication suddenly without speaking to their doctor and says severe side—effects are incredibly rare. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc news. this afternoon a judge decides whether11—month—old charlie gard should be able to leave great ormond street hospital to die at home. a drive towards cleaner air — the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2040.
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the uk economy grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of the year, driven by retail and a booming film industry. in the business news... the uk economy grew by 0.3% in the three months from april to june. that's an initial estimate from the office for national statistics. it's up slightly on the previous three months, when it grew at 0.2%. the growth was driven by an expanding services sector — which includes banks, shops and leisure. retail showed the strongest growth along with film production. but the construction and manufacturing sectors shrank. the car industry has warned moves to ban diesel and petrol cars could cost jobs. the society of motor manufacturers and traders said that the sector supports 800,000 jobs and these could be at risk if enough time isn't given for the industry to adjust. environment campaigners said
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the ban — due by 2040 — does not come quickly enough. itv is feeling the love from love island — the programme's success helped the broadcaster attract more viewers aged 16 to 34. coupled with good growth at itv studios which makes poldark and the voice — it was enough to cheer investors — despite advertising revenue falling 8% in the first half of the year. itv — also home to popular programmes like x factor — blamed the ad fall on "ongoing economic and political uncertainty". we will be talking about employment tribunal ‘s. the government introduced fees for employees bringing forward employment tribunal claims in 2013 — well earlier today the supreme court ruled that the government was acting unlawfully — so, those fees are now being scrapped and previous payments made will be refunded. caspar glyn is a barrister specialising in employment law. hejoins us now. employment lawyers
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are very happy about this. do you agree? are very happy about this. do you ? i are very happy about this. do you agree? i think they may be happy about it but i think far more happy about it but i think far more happy about it but i think far more happy about it are the many employees whose rights have been locked up behind an unaffordable pay wall. i think they are the real people celebrating but we shouldn't forget the many tens of thousands who have been denied access sincejuly 20 13th as a result of these feeds. can these people now come forward? we have been told that payment can be refunded but if someone is reluctant to come forward because of those fees can they now bring that grievance forward even though it is a strike? s they might be able to apply to a tribunal to show it wasn't reasonably practical for them to pay the fees and in those circumstances they may extend the time or there might be potential to make a time or there might be potential to makea claim time or there might be potential to make a claim against the government. but those are uncertain and we look at those in the future. i know you
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say employees are the real winners here but people will be encouraged to come forward, but what about businesses, how would they react to this? lots of small to medium businesses are worried this might affect their profits and growth in future. i think it is good news for employees and for good business is because what has happened is that businesses have exploited employees by riding roughshod over their rights and chav been locked up behind an unaffordable pay wall so what this decision will do is stop the good businesses being undercut by the bad businesses. i think it is a strong and stable employment rights for the many and not the few. in your experience of dealing with these cases how many of them are genuine and how many go on to be successful? if your question is how do you get rid of frivolous claims the supreme court emphatically a nswered the supreme court emphatically answered the correct answer is not these fees. the correct answer to get rid of frivolous claims is
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proper case management left to individual judges proper case management left to individualjudges and by cost the word against the individuals who abuse the system. we will have to leave it there. in other business stories we've been following... more bad news for carmakers. the supervisory boards at two big german carmakers are to hold emergency meetings later today, after they were accused of breaching eu cartel rules. volkswagen and daimler have declined to comment on the allegations that they and other german car giants colluded to fix the price of diesel emissions treatment systems. shopping centre landlord hammerson has reported half—year results and they are quite healthy — profits are up 6% to £120 million in the six months to the end ofjune. chief executive david atkins says retailers are changing their priorities from online shopping back to retail purchasing in the next few years. hammerson owns more than 50 centres and retail parks across the uk, including birmingham's bullring, london's brent cross and cabot circus in bristol. now, if you like to convince yourself your sugary snacks are healthy, well, here's a story that might help.
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nestle is to open its first factory injapan in more than 25 years, that's because of demand for exotic flavours of kit kats. traditionally the wafer snack has been made using milk chocolate — now dozens of different flavours are proving popular in asia, with flavours like wasabi and green tea helping kit kat sales injapan grow by 50% since 2010. the factory will focus on the more expensive versions of the snack which have been a hit with tourists. a look at some markets. the ftse 100 a look at some markets. the ftse100 health by some of the big hitters on the index today like british american tobacco and unilever. that is it for now. thank you. the number of people aged over 90 holding a driving licence in britain has topped 100,000 for the first time. figures from the dvla also show more than 4.5 million of the 39 million people holding valid driving licences are aged over 70. victoria derbyshire has been speaking to 84—year—old
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colin bradbury who's been driving for more than 65 years, and 17—year—old jack davies — who passed his test three weeks ago — to see what they can learn from each other. so, colin, you have all these decades of experience including where things have gone wrong and you have learned from it, what would you say to jack who passed only three weeks ago? i would say firstly you are at the beginning of a long road, and i musn't sound boring when i say this, experience does count for quite a lot. but also if you can do earlier on what i did more recently, and that is take driving more seriously... loud music plays. who has got the radio on? oh, the radio came on automatically in this amazing convertible car. don't worry about it. jack, although you passed
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only three weeks ago you have not been in a car yet, have you? no, not yet. i wanted to have a look around first and see what was the right car and insurance for me, so i am just having a look right now. are you nervous? a bit, in different ways because i am new to all this even though i passed my test. everything is still quite new to me. there are different roads, in specific places i would have to go down, but i like challenges and pushing myself to learn new things. what do you think about the fact there are now 100,000 people over 90 with a british driving licence? that is just demographics. i am much more concerned about the fact that sometimes people think that age in itself makes one a worse driver. it can be, but it doesn't necessarily. the biggest danger on the road is people between 17 and 24
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as i was myself at that age. you will know, colin, people say once you get over a certain age you should have to retake your driving test. i am not sure about that. i have to think a lot about it. people should be examining their own driving and thinking of it more as a skill in itself, not as a chore. more coming up with simon mccoy. here is the weather. there has been quite a bit of rain so far today but it is on the move and we are seeing something a bit brighter developing across some parts of wales recently. this was taken so long ago. brighter skies coming through here. for many it is different. quite a bit of rain
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on the pavements in melton mowbray in leicestershire. at the satellite you can see this band of cloud stretching across the uk. underneath that there has been a fair bit of rain. it has always been heavier across northern england and into scotland. the rain further south has been more patchy. it is still moving west to east with a bit of a breeze. brighter weather behind but in northern scotland i think it will turn increasingly wet and windy for the northern isles. lightening up but showers coming in for the western side. bright and breezy phone northern ireland. a few showers. 19 here. 19 or 20 in northern england. the rain will lingerfor northern england. the rain will linger for a northern england. the rain will lingerfor a time across northern england. the rain will linger for a time across east anglia and the south—east but red light and apache. further west into the brighter weather across wales and the south—west it is quite breezy but that will help to push the patchy rain away. a lot of showers coming into the north and west through the small hours of thursday.
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temperatures around 13 or 14 for cardiff and london but 10 celsius in aberdeen. but parts we we will start breezy pretty much across all parts, bright and breezy in the east already. some showers early on in the western side. that will spread to all areas into the afternoon. thursday looks like a day of sunny spells and scattered showers through the day. top temperatures similar today. around the upper teens or low 20s in the corner. then we have got the third test starting at the oval tomorrow. it will start reasonable but we will see showers moving through the breeze but it should be drier and brighter interludes as well. thursday night into friday we still have low pressure in charge and still lots of isobars which means it will be windy. this is set to bring some wetter weather in for
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the south and west. scattered showers and breezy across the north. rain into the south—west of england into wales will spread into the midlands and get towards east anglia and the south—east. unsettled over the next few days and in the weekend it is cool and breezy. some showers but they should be some sunshine in between. bye for now. this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at 2pm: back in court — a judge will decide soon whether11—month—old charlie gard should be able to leave great ormond street hospital to die at home. a drive towards cleaner air — the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2040. we have to get rid of petrol and diesel cars off our roads to make sure we deal with the health
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problems that air pollution brings. the uk economy grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of the year, driven by retail and a booming film industry. also in the next hour — huge wildfires in the south of france. thousands of people, including many british holiday—makers, have been moved to safety to escape the flames. the supreme court rules that charging to bring an employment tribunal case is unlawful — the government says it will now refund claimants' fees. and a trial has begun to see whether dogs could


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