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a british woman held in egypt on drug smuggling charges is due to appear in court. laura plummer is accused of importing illegal painkillers — she'll hear this morning if the authorites want to pursue the case, which could result in the death penalty. good morning, it's saturday 11th november. millions of people prepare to fall silent on armistice day. events will be held across the uk to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of the first world war. almost 40% of battery—powered smoke alarms fail to go off in home fires —
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according to new figures. a lynx which escaped from a zoo near aberystwyth has been killed by the authorities. they say they acted for the safety of the public. in sport, a young england side hold their own against world champions germany. goalkeeperjordan pickford is outstanding on his international debut, as he keeps a clean sheet. a lucky escape at nearly 90 miles an hour for the british bobsleigh team as they crash out of the world cup event in the us. and susan powell has the weather. brighter conditions spreading from the north, but each really feel. a british woman accused of drug smuggling in egypt is due to appear in court this morning. laura plummer, who's 33 and from hull, was arrested in cairo last month with nearly 300 tramadol tablets in her suitcase. she says the tablets were for her egyptian boyfriend,
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who has a bad back, and claims she had "no idea" they are banned in the country. but local police say that ignorance of the law is no excuse, as orla guerin reports. it looks like paradise. egypt's red sea coast is a tourist trap. now one british holiday—maker is trapped in a legal nightmare. she is accused of smuggling drugs to the resort of hurghada. 33—year—old laura plummer, a shop assistant, has been coming here for years. her family say she lives for her holidays in the sun. for the past month, she has been detained at police station number one, with others accused of drug trafficking. the offence can carry the death penalty here. well, we have managed to speak to laura plummer by phone. she told us she is being held in a cell about the size of her bedroom back home, but with 25 other women, so it's hard to breathe. she said her fellow inmates are trying to
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look after her, but nobody speaks her language. she told us her spirits are at rock bottom. here is the drug that laura plummer was carrying, tramadol. it is legal in britain, with a prescription, but banned in egypt, where many are addicted to the opiate. police said she had about 300 tablets in her case. she says a colleague gave them to her for her egyptian boyfriend, 0mar, who has a back problem. i had no idea they were illegal here, she said. i can't tell you how stupid ifeel. egyptian police say that ignorance of the law is no defence. relatives hope the judge will believe she made an innocent mistake. millions of people will fall silent today, on armistice day, to remember those who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. it's the 99th anniversary of the end of the first world war. is going to be a very poignant they.
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of course. thousands of people are expected to arrive here as part of the annual remembrance service. you will see the cenotaph, a stark reminder of those who lost their lives over the last 100 years or so in past conflicts. today's event has been organised by the western front association. britain and its empire lost nearly 1 million association. britain and its empire lost nearly1 million men during the first world war on the western front. tomorrow is remembrance sunday, where the queen will be dole's commemorations, but today the big focus is on armistice day, where many of us will fall silent a bit later on at 11 o'clock to remember those who died, those who lost their lives, and when the agreement was
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made to end the first world war. schoolchildren, army cadets, vetera ns, schoolchildren, army cadets, veterans, are all expected to arrive here to take part in the annual service of remembrance. yesterday there was a remembrance service to mark 100 years since the end of the battle of passchendaele. thank you very much indeed. you can watch live coverage of the armistice day commemorations from 10:45am on bbc one. the bbc understands that the labour mp kerry mccarthy is to submit letters to the party which she says demonstrate "unwa nted attention" from a fellow mp, kelvin hopkins. mr hopkins is currently suspended from the party, following accusations of inappropriate behaviour, which he denies. 0ur political correspondent emma vardy joins us from our london newsroom. just take us to the story as it
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stands. over a number of days, over the past couple of weeks we have seen westminster in the grip of all these allegations emerging about sexual misconduct. this is another development to emerge. around ten days ago the labour mp kelvin hopkins was suspended after a young woman came forward, ava etemadzadeh, with allegations about inappropriate behaviour from kelvin with allegations about inappropriate behaviourfrom kelvin hopkins and text messages that she had received. we are now seeing a fellow labour mp, kerry mccarthy, who has now come forward herself, saying she wants to speak out about her own experiences, and she says she's doing this in support of ava etemadzadeh. kerry mccarthy has made it clear she is not making a formal separate complaint, but wants to add her testimony to the investigation that is already open into kelvin hopkins. kerry mccarthy says she first received unwanted attention from mr hopkins in received unwanted attention from mr hopkins “119911. more received unwanted attention from mr hopkins in 1994. more recently she then received a letter in which he
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described her as an attractive woman and confided that he had had a dream about her. kerry mccarthy says she believes it is the right thing to do to come forward with this and support ava etemadzadeh's investigation. it is important to say kelvin hopkins denied the allegations made by ava etemadzadeh, and as per kerry mccarthy, he said he is disappointed she went to the press rather than coming to him, but this is just another sign that there are many questions the investigation will need to get to the bottom of. an american women's football star has accused the former fifa president, sepp blatter, of sexual harassment. hope solo, the team's world cup winning goalkeeper, told a portuguese newspaper that the 81—year—old groped her during an awards ceremony in 2013. a spokesman for mr blatter has described the accusation as "ridiculous". the husband of a british woman jailed while visiting iran
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is calling on the foreign secretary to visit the country as soon as possible to help secure her release. nazanin zaghari ratcliffe could have her prison sentence doubled, after borisjohnson told a committee of mps that she'd been training journalists in the country. he later accepted he could have been clearer with his comments. earlier, her husband richard gave his reaction to what happened.|j think, the past week has set us back in some ways, but in some ways it has brought so much more attention to her case, more of a focus to the foreign secretary to try to solve it, and hopefully that will be somewhere. why has it taken so long to meet the foreign secretary? i have complained many times before. i think it will happen now, in a way that two weeks ago i was not so sure. it is important he gets on a plane to go and see her. i would really like to go with them, and thatis really like to go with them, and that is the serious request i put to the foreign office. after all these months of not being able to go there, at least i can get to see
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her. almost 40% of battery—powered smoke alarms failed to go off in residentialfires in england in the past year, according to new figures. the local government association is warning people to check their smoke alarms in the run—up to winter, when the number of serious fires usually goes up. dan johnson reports. the images can be hard—hitting, and the message is familiar. but it appears it's still not getting through. figures show that in house fires last year, 40% of battery—powered smoke alarms did not go off. for mains—powered alarms, the fail rate was more than 20%. there is a claim that more than one in five households never test their smoke alarms. one in ten households do not even have one fitted. check your fire alarms and smoke alarms at home. check the batteries are working. check they are in a suitable position where it's actually going to help you. make sure you have at least one on each floor of your house. that is the key message. we have seen too many smoke alarms and too many fire alarms
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which haven't done theirjob because people haven't either placed them in the correct position, or checked their batteries. with more boilers and heaters being turned on in colder weather, this is a reminder that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are tried and tested and proven to work. it is 11 minutes past nine. we can update you on the lead story this morning about laura plummer, who was due in an egyptian court today on drugs charges. she was accused of bringing in illegally nearly 300 tramadol painkiller tablets. we understand the custody hearing for her has been postponed until tomorrow. this is according to her legal team. a lawyer telling the bbc had egyptian boyfriend came forward with documents which may help her
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case. the significance being that she said her boyfriend was suffering from a bad back, which is why she brought in the drugs initially. so the hearing is now scheduled for tomorrow now, the weather. there is a lot of cloud across the southern half of the british isles at the moment, producing heavy rain across the south—west. in devon and all, thatis the south—west. in devon and all, that is your forecast alde, i'm afraid. varane is never too far—away. wetter weather is showing up far—away. wetter weather is showing up across far—away. wetter weather is showing up across north wales, the midlands, south east and parts of east anglia, in the next year as we will tend to see it off, with a bit of lingering drizzle and thick cloud. towards the south—west, nothing much changes. further north, clear skies, sunshine and scattered showers. the south—west of england and wales in
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the middle of the afternoon. grey skies for north wales, midlands and the south—east, but drier further north. some sunshine arriving into the north midlands and east anglia. brightening prospects for northern ireland and plenty of sunshine for northern england and scotland, with a little showers across higher ground. it is a fine afternoon in murrayfield, but it will feel chilly thanks to the wind. temperatures in single figures. the lord mayor's show is on this afternoon as well. for the rest of the weekend, it will turn a good deal chillier on sunday. we will have more news on the news channel this morning until 10am. on bbc one, we say goodbye to our viewers. thank you for staying with us. we're
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going to be talking about brexit. 11pm, the 29th of march. that is the exact time and date the uk is supposed to leave the european union, and theresa may has now said she wants that date, and that time enshrined in lawful stop we will speak a little more about that now. we have this two—week deadline set if the eu to seek clarification from great britain on what that means. we have theresa villiers, mp and northern ireland secretary. thank you for your time. the uk has two weeks, according to the negotiators, to clarify key issues before more
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progress can be made, according to the eu's chief negotiator. what do you take that to mean? trying to set the artificial deadline is not helpful, it does not enable both sides to compromise. i think it is time for the eu to make some movement towards the prime minister because in her florence speech, theresa may set out clear grounds for compromise, including meeting all the financial commitments and yet we have not seen real movement from the eu. i think it is time for them to show their willingness to come a little towards the position of the uk. but they have set this deadline, they have said it is two weeks to clarify. yes, and i support the prime minister and her willingness to support compromise, including money, and there may be scope for some movement but i think it is difficult for the prime
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minister to do that without really clear assurances on our future relationship with the eu, so i do not think they are being reasonable in what they are asking, and i think the prime minister needs to stand firm. it is interesting because you see that they are seeking clarification, but you seem to be saying that they cannot have the clarification, theyjust have to deal with what you're prepared to give them, that has been the town throughout the negotiations so far. they have acknowledged actually that the uk officials have been going through in a very detailed way, line by line, the financial demand the european union has made, and we have the florence speech setting out a willingness to continue to contribute during a period of negotiation. i think actually we have provided significant detail on what we have prepared to do in terms of money and also in a series of
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position papers published over the summer position papers published over the summer on other issues. this eu paper suggests northern ireland may have to remain a member of the eu single market in some form. so if you like, we have a structure within the uk and different parts of the uk having different relationships with europe. i do not believe that would be right. we voted as one united kingdom, we will leave the european union is one united kingdom. as davis the —— david davis rightly pointed out, it would not be right to introduce a new barrier to divide our country, and so the idea of northern ireland staying in the single market while the rest of the uk left, i do not think that would be workable, and i do not think it would be acceptable and consistent with implementing the result of the referendum across the united
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kingdom. we need a different way forward , kingdom. we need a different way forward, which is something the uk government put forward over the summer, how we can keep a border free flowing as it is today, but without any part of the uk remaining. regarding the various harassment scandals going on, we cannot be specific about individual allegations, but as a female mp, there seems to be this overwhelming sense that there are things going on in the house of commons that are completely unacceptable and have been something. could you reflect for a moment on your thoughts on that, whether you have seen things yourself which you deemed to be inappropriate? i think it is in every workplace, it is absolutely vital that people treat one another with appropriate respect, and it is obviously a grave concern that in
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certain instances that clearly has not happened in parliament. i have not happened in parliament. i have not seen evidence of this in parliament, i spoke about a minor episode some years ago when i was a candidate, not in parliament at the time, buti candidate, not in parliament at the time, but i think it is a problem that needs to be addressed across the board. there is a cultural issue that does need to be tackled, and obviously individual complaints need to break that should be properly investigated. thank you for your time. we have had more developments on laura plummer, a british woman who has been detained in egypt on drugs charges, her hearing has been postponed. she was accused of drug smuggling after she was found with
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nearly 300 tramadol ta blets. tablets. we have been told her boyfriend has brought documents to the authorities. yes, he has now come forward to confirm that the drugs were intended for his use, which will help a great deal, i think. the circumstances of laura's arrest, can you tell us what happened, when it was explained to her she had done something wrong? happened, when it was explained to her she had done something wrong7m was a spot check when she arrived in the airport, the officers checked her luggage and found the tramadol ta blets her luggage and found the tramadol tablets on top of the luggage, it was not concealed, she was not trying to hide anything, and she immediately told them she was
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bringing them to help her partner.|j imagine, if you're in the uk and you are carrying 290 tramadol tablets, it would be considered suspect, and in thejute, the problem is that carrying that of an illegal drug because there is a problem they are with addiction to such tablets as an alternative to opiates, this is perhaps something she should have been aware of? —— the problem is in egypt's. it is banned entirely in egypt. egypt's. it is banned entirely in egypt, and the authorities are very strict on it. this is a naive women, she openly about how she is someone who wakes up, goes to work, and watches soaps tv. her father said she would not know tramadol from paracetamol. she's not trying to go
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about trafficking drugs for financial gain. this is the reality of it, and i hope that the egyptian authorities, who are entitled to deal with this in the way they see fit, are very careful and listen to the mitigation put forward on her behalf. she has not ever been in trouble with the police in the uk, she is a decent law—abiding citizen, andi she is a decent law—abiding citizen, and i hope the court listens carefully to what is put forward on her behalf. and we're not here to put her on trial at all, but many people will also be asking, her boyfriend would have known the law in egypt, and he must‘ve been aware she was bringing these tablets?|j have she was bringing these tablets?” have not spoken to her boyfriend, i have not spoken to her boyfriend, i have only spoken to her immediate family in the uk. i am assured by them that she did not know what she was doing was wrong, and i believe them. she is clearly very anxious about what is happening to her, she is in
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about what is happening to her, she isina about what is happening to her, she is in a cell with 25 other women. as i keep reiterating, this is someone who has never been in trouble with the police in the uk, never mind in egypt's. the police in the uk, never mind in egypt‘s- -- the police in the uk, never mind in egypt's. —— never mind in egypt. we have to try to persuade the authorities to bring her home. do you know of the conditions she is being kept in, and her emotional state ? being kept in, and her emotional state? we are speaking to the embassy regularly. this would be frightening and shocking for even the more sophisticated criminal to find themselves in a cell with 25 other prisoners, and none of them speak a language. she will be frightened to death in the. clearly meant to help her. thank you very
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much. it is 9:23am. now, time for a look at the newspapers. we have the director of the uk in a changing europe, which publishes independent the search about britain's relationship with the eu. were you listening to theresa villiers? what did you take from that?” listening to theresa villiers? what did you take from that? i took from it that the eu is ultimately not going to... the brexiters were right, the eu is a very inflexible negotiator, and someone has to give. my negotiator, and someone has to give. my guess is the government will have to make movement before the december deadline. she was suggesting the two week deadline is bogus, there is only one deadline, that is the date ina yearand only one deadline, that is the date in a year and a half. yes, and even
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that one can be moved. even if she enshrines it in law? the eu can extend the process if they decide to. everything is movable in this game. but for the government, the important thing is to give the assurance to businesses, which is why everyone is fixating on the december date, because people are saying we need to get some certainty or businesses will have to start launching their contingency claim. the attention has almost shifted temporarily away from the relationship she has with members of her own cabinet, theresa may, and yet there are still stories coming out. this is looking at her relationship with the chancellor, philip hammond. yes, this is one of those famous unnamed sources in the treasury branding her as a little bit on economics. this is reminiscent of tony blair and gordon brown, the relationship between ten and 11 downing st, there are
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tensions around economic policy, specifically around brexit, and this is another chapter. they are seeing she is elected it —— illiterate. the accusation from the treasury is that number ten... david cameron was involved in the burlington club, you were drawing attention to the pet club in cambridge. batters the equivalent of the bullingdon club, and they have changed the rules so women can join the club. what do you do in the
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club? ithink the club. what do you do in the club? i think you drink, basically. does it seem extraordinary to you? to some people it is a tradition, and for some people they are worth upholding for the —— their own sake. i know universities are worried about the sort of thing because it goes against ethics to have rules for participation. some people say politics is like a pub. this is the story from the mail about theresa may. yes, this goes back to the first thing. are people like me who are possessed about politics and tracking priti patel‘s flight back to london it seems remarkable, but despite a week of apparent chaos in the cabinet with ministers going left, right and centre, mrs may has become more popular, and a poll done
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before michael fallon's departure show that more people want her as prime minister than jeremy corbyn. what is driving that increase in popularity? one thing is that ordinarily voters do not follow the day—to—day rough—and—tumble of politics and are relatively unmoved by it. among some people the perception is that if there was a choice between them, she would be a better prime minister. and people are decorating the wrong homes instead of being obsessed with politics. like this home in hemel hempstead. what is happening here? this is a pensioner in hemel hempstead who has painted the whole home with religious themed paintings using finger painting entirely. the artwork is spectacular, and it is also a series of rather good puns!
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this dolphin surrounded by fish and the headliners leonardo da finci. and it is a pabloo picasso in the toilet! how do you sell that house? do you sell it to someone who promises not to paint over it?” think the phrase unique features might feature in the selling. the headlines are coming up. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. coming up before ten, we'll have your full weekend weather forecast. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. the custody hearing for the 33—year old briton detained in egypt on drugs charges has been postponed until tomorrow, according to her legal team. a lawyer for laura plummer told the bbc that her egyptian boyfriend
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has come forward with medical records that should help her case. ms plummer claims she brought the painkiller, tramadol, to egypt for her boyfriend who has back problems. she said she didn't know the painkiller was banned in the country, where many people are addicted to the opiate. a few moments ago, local mps said her boyfriend has come forward with medical evidence. she is described to me asa medical evidence. she is described to me as a very naive woman, who goes to work in the morning, comes home and curls up to watch tv. her father says she doesn't know the difference between painkillers. this is not a sophisticated criminal who has tried to traffic drugs for financial gain. millions of people will fall silent this morning, on armistice day, to remember those who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. events to mark the end of the first world war exactly 99 years ago will take place across the country, including
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the cenotaph in london and the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire. this evening the queen will attend a festival of remembrance at the royal albert hall. the bbc understands that the labour mp kerry mccarthy is to submit letters to the party which she claims show "unwanted attention" from a fellow mp. the mp for bristol east claims she was sent "upsetting" correspondence by kelvin hopkins over the last 20 years. mr hopkins is currently suspended from the party, following accusations of inappropriate behaviour, which he denies. he says the complaint has caused him "unbearable" stress. an american women's football star has accused the former fifa president, sepp blatter, of sexual harassment. hope solo, the team's world cup winning goalkeeper, told a portugese newspaper that the 81—year—old groped her during an awards ceremony in 2013. a spokesman for mr blatter has described the accusation as "ridiculous". the american comedian louis ck has admitted that sexual misconduct allegations made against him by five women are true. the emmy award—winning star said
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he had "wielded power irresponsibly" and could hardly wrap his head around the "scope of hurt" he had caused. his upcoming film — in which he starred withjohn malkovich — will no longer be released in cinemas. almost 40 per cent of battery—powered smoke alarms failed to go off in residential fires in england in the past year, according to new figures. the local government association also found that 21 percent of mains—powered alarms didn't work properly. it's warning people to check their smoke alarms in the run—up to winter, when the number of serious fires usually goes up. a wild cat which escaped from a zoo near aberyswyth has been killed. lilleth, the eurasian lynx, escaped after jumping over an electric fence last month, prompting a huge search. the local council said that despite "exhaustive efforts" to recapture her, she'd become a risk to the public, and had to be "humanely destroyed". in a world of coffee
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lovers and pet owners, it was only a matter of time before this latest trend came about. injust ten minutes this coffee shop owner in taiwan will create the perfect latte — topped off with your pet's face. all she needs is a photograph, some frothy milk and a lot of patience! one cup can cost up to 18 pounds depending on the degree of difficulty — and many of her customers willingly let their drink get cold, just to take a few more pictures. i would love coffee either with your face or mikeface. this is uncanny. look what has appeared in my coffee this morning excavation mark it's
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charlie! charlie in my coffee, as if by magic. they've been working on that all this time. i was worried you would think. does it taste all the better for it? you would think. does it taste all the betterfor it? have you would think. does it taste all the better for it? have you got any sport borders? sweet charlie coffee. it's a good picture of you. bring on brazil — they're next up for england's young stars on tuesday, after england manager gareth southgate described the performance of his young side as "really encouraging" after they drew 0—0 in their friendly against world champions germany at wembley. disappointment though for the welsh in paris, they lost 2—0 to france. nick parrott rounds up the action, starting at wembley. last post plays. united in tribute to the fallen,
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both sides wearing poppies, germany for the first time in their history after fifa relaxed their ban on political and religious symbols. hampered by injuries, england fielded their most inexperienced side since 1980. jordan pickford was one of three debutantes to begin, with another two coming on as substitute. he kept england in contention, saving them twice in the first half. another new boy, ruben loftus—cheek, was man of the match. the 21—year—old, who plays for crystal palace, shone in midfield, staking a claim for next summer's world cup squad. a very exciting player, we have known that a long time. we've been waiting for a night like tonight, i guess. but we felt it was important to give him that opportunity. i wanted to do it last month. he had an injury.
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so i think he's one the public may not have been aware, but i think they will be after tonight. wales started with an experienced side in paris but there was no stopping the attacking force that france opened with. antoine griezmann and arsenal striker olivier giroud struck in either half for a comfortable 2—0 win. it doesn't matter who they play against, they score lots of goals and have lots of possession. but it was good for us to experience that, great for our young players. probably the best team we have played against. we are trying to gather ourselves. it will be a difficult period. with the talents of david brooks, making his debut, and teenage striker ben woodburn, combining well, it could also be an exciting period to come. wales, of course, won't feature at next year's world cup — they missed out on a place in the qualifying play offs, when they were beaten by the republic of ireland. the first leg, of their qualifying play—off against denmark is tonight in copenhagen. meanwhile sweden beat italy 1—nil in the first match of their play—off in stockholm. substitute jacob joha nsson scored just after the hour mark from a long deflected drive. italy will need a great performance in the return
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leg in milan on monday, if they're to avoid missing out on their first world cup since 1958. it's advantage australia, on day three of the women's four day test against england in sydney. the hosts resumed on 177 for five but quickly added to their total with ellyse perry hitting herfirst test century. in fact she's gone past 150 as well, she's made a double century. australia have now declared. and england's men have won
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their latest ashes warm up match, against a cricket australia eleven, by 192 runs. the autumn international rugby season, gets under way today with the home nations, facing the best of the southern hemsiphere, over the next month. first up — its scotland against samoa. it'll be the first murrayfield test for scotland coach gregor townsend. we will have to be very good defensively, but also very good on attack — if we give a team like samoa a turnover ball, or we kick poorly to them, they will be very dangerous against unstructured defences. quick look at the day's other games involving the home nations — the pick of which sees wales host australia at 5.15. england take on argentina at twickenham. ireland host south africa. at the rugby league world cup this morning, tonga pulled off a shock win over new zealand beating them by 28 points to 22. the pacific islanders came from behind to pull off an incredible victory, winger david fusitua, scoring a hat trick of tries. they'll now face lebanon in the quarterfinals. there was a dramatic
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start to the season, for britain's two man bobsleigh team. talk about lucky escapes, going at nearly 90 miles an hour, on concrete like ice, brake man toby olubi, amazingly brad paul is still in there inside the sled — tucked himself right in to protect himself. had been 15th after the first run but crashed early in their second, world cup event in lake placid. thankfully though both athletes walked away from the accident. it's been described as dancing
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with cars, because of the way the sport of gymkhana grid started in 2012, and is based on the old concept of horse gymkanas, but using cars. of the british team, go to south africa for the world finals, so this week ijoined him at silverstone in training. it is noisy, it is raw, rather unruly, on the edge, and yet... classical music plays. ..amazingly graceful. taking the carfor a spin has been given a new meaning, thanks to the drivers competing in the gymkhana grid world championship. oh, i can smell the burning rubberfrom here. you can see the smoke coming out of the car. this is what you get from pirouetting with 1.5 tonnes of metal around the tightest of corners. i hate to think what this will do to one's stomach. you are putting the car in various manoeuvres.
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sliding drifts, doughnuts, sometimes we go around things three, four times. you have to remember the course, so you memorise it. how many times you will go around each obstacle. it is dancing, with the car. ladies and gentlemen, will luke woodham, in his nissan skyline, and his passenger mike bushell, please take take to the floor. normally, i like taking to the dance floor, but you don't know if it is rumba or zumba as you go into a blur. but luke was inch—perfect, in complete harmony with the rhythm of his car. speed, precision, you have to be pinpoint accurate. if you hit anything on the track, you can get a couple of seconds penalty and that can be a matter of winning or losing. it is an experiece on your senses,
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nothing comes close to it, i have never experienced anything like it. all my senses have been rearranged, luke. my goodness. it was amazing. i want to go again. amazing is one word for it. gymkhanas started with horses before cars were ever invented. now it has gone up a gear. the drivers rarely get out of second gear as they go around the course. it is a team effort. they go sideways, they tend to get hot. it is a lot of trying to keep the cars cool, trying to keep the tyres cool, and also keeping the car in controlled whole time it is getting so hot. there is a purpose to this.
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the sport is sometimes it is also testing because it challenges the ability of driver and car to deal with extremes. i think most people could then at it from coming out in the car and experiencing what it is like. when the car is sliding, how much control you have of a car. lots of panic, just letting everything kind of settle down. you can regain your composure and say, it is ok, i think everybody should have a go. of course it has to be done under supervision and a proper track. don't try this at home. when you are a first—time passenger, the dance moves don't seem quite as graceful. classical. classical music plays. the team includes shane lynch from boyzone. when angela clayton—turner was caring for her husband with dementia, she routinely had to rescue him from public toilets while they were out shopping, because he often struggled to find his way out. it prompted her to start a campaign to get retailers to think about how they can better support people
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living with the condition. now one major supermarket chain has adopted some of her ideas. angela's in our london newsroom, while kathryn smith from the alzheimer's society is here on the sofa. to illustrate the story probably best, could you tell us about some of the locations when these issues we re of the locations when these issues were thrown up for you and your husband? well, it is quite a long time ago now, and it's difficult to remember. it wasn't necessarily supermarkets. i think it was more cafes, restaurants, museums, places like that. often heard there was more than one door to get out, so there was perhaps a cleaner‘s cupboard, which was locked, and he'd be trying to get out and he would
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panic. if there was not a handyman around in the corridor, i would have to go in to rescue him, and that is a lwa ys to go in to rescue him, and that is always potentially embarrassing for always potentially embarrassing for a woman going into a male toilet. but fortunately, i was ok that respect. angela, we are talking about quite simple signs, which maybe if you were not aware of a family member with dementia, you wouldn't think they were anything out of the ordinary. that's right. the interesting thing is that whenever i raise this question at meetings, there is or is at least one person who says, that would help me to. i was talking to paul lewis while i was waiting, and he asked me what i was going to be talking about. as soon as i told him, he said, i need that as well. so we're not just helping people said, i need that as well. so we're notjust helping people with dementia, we're helping all customers. the differences that for
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someone with dementia, they are going to find it more difficult to work out what to do when they can't find way out. that is compounding things, you are dealing with the condition anyway and is compounding the problems. definitely. iwas at the problems. definitely. iwas at the theatre last night and just finding the toilet door is difficult for anyone, let alone if you have dementia or have issues with memory or visual perception. the alzheimer's society is really pleased that sainsbury is are trying to help people. it's such an abortion issue, people with dementia can feel isolated. to be able to get out and about in the community, using shops and restaurants is really important, so we're hoping this will cause other organisations to take it up. is it simply that people don't realise the simplest things can help? i think perhaps
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sometimes people don't realise how important it is. as angela says, if you are being dementia—freindly, you are being people— friendly. if you can find your way to the toilet and find a way to the exit, and then to the car, that helps everybody. you're right, many shops and businesses don't think of this is an issue. it's such an important issue and we're so pleased that angela has worked with us. angela made the point that some of them are quite simple procedures that can make a difference, to do with signage and how things laid out. absolutely, very simple signs. quite often the person with dementia can have difficulty differentiating between two different colours, so if you have a black sign on a brown door, it disappears. so we want bright colours to let people see very clearly that this is a toilet, this is the way out of the toilet. very simple signs to help everybody and
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especially someone with dementia to find their way especially someone with dementia to find theirway around. especially someone with dementia to find their way around. angela, as technology moves on and people try to be smarter with everything around us, things like smaller buttons or finicky doors, smaller locks, beaks can also be a problem. the thing is that when this was a problem for my husband, at least you had taps to turn on and you had leaders for flushing the toilet. but going to a public toilet now has become very much more complicated for people. we did not have those sorts of problems, because it was longer ago. what are so keen on is that everybody is uniting and doing their bit to help with these problems. for example, a professor at swansea university who have been working with, doing a lot on the research side. she and hopefully myself are going to be working with the richest
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sign society to try and improve things. there's a lot that is happening, if we all work together to help make life in the community much, much easierfor people to help make life in the community much, much easier for people with dementia. angela, it was a pleasure talking to you this morning. thanks for taking the time to talk to us. and kathryn. thank you for talking to us. here's susan with a look at this morning's weather. no glimmers of sunshine in twickenham, sadly. that sums up the contrast in the weather in the british isles at the moment. to the south, cloud and rain. particularly across the south west and south wales. hopefully, perhaps the
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south—east becoming dry this afternoon. further south—west of england and south wales, pretty 5°99y england and south wales, pretty soggy this afternoon. grey skies, perhaps a little bit of drizzle for the south—east and the southern half of the midlands. further north, sunshine peeking through. further north, writer, brighter for sunshine peeking through. further north, writer, brighterfor northern ireland. sunshine in northern england and scotland, but feeling chilly. showers could turn wintry across the higher ground. it is the calder area that will win out as we look further ahead. for murrayfield, i think look further ahead. for murrayfield, ithinka look further ahead. for murrayfield, i think a pleasant enough afternoon, although it will feel chilly. rain for the match in cardiff. tricky conditions heading home, with heavy rain coming in. showers following on from the north, that change in wind
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direction. by the end of the night, thicker cloud and persistent rain sta rts thicker cloud and persistent rain starts to pull away to the continent. living then to our weather to come down directly from the arctic. you know it's cold there, that can only mean one thing. cold air right across the british isles for remembrance sunday. chilly with the cloudier skies. in the sunshine, it will look better, but it may feel even calder. some showers in the west through the morning. hopefully they will peter outcome the afternoon. the temperatures are lower than today, but you have to factor in the winds, so it will feel chilly.
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today, cloud and rain in the south, elsewhere, sunshine and showers, but for tomorrow, the sunshine becoming more widespread along with the calder area. a fairly wintry feel to end the weekend. a significant series of events today and will be having more of a look through the events that are taking place from mid morning this morning throughout the rest of the day. talking about poppies, which people where to show that they are thinking of injured service men and women. we we re of injured service men and women. we were asking about the money raised from selling them, is it the act of making them, how significant is it?
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we've been to a poppy factory in london to meet some of the team. i served with the royal engineers. i served with staffordshire. they are the faces behind the poppy production line, the disabled veterans who prepare all weekend for this weekend's all year for this weekend's remembrance day. how long does it take to make one of these? you want to see how it takes? it's not as easy as it looks. it makes you forget about all the bad stuff. i used to run for the army. i injured myself. i had to reinvent myself. i left the army and ended up homeless for a little while. and has this helped you? yes, i have a lot of self confidence back.
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i am beating you here. it is a wonderful way of providing ability and structure. this is quite the production line. they make a whopping 7.5 million poppies. they also make 950,000 symbols like these crosses as well as 136,000 wreaths. it can be challenging going back into civilian life. you have to work on time and find your way. it can be challenging. about two or three years ago i was paralysed on the left—hand side. everything just kind of, your skills and everything just fades. my life was upside down. a year on from that, to be here, it's amazing. the field of remembrance
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is the culmination of a year of hard work at the factory. 70,000 crosses made by soldiers for soldiers and find every cross, a life lost in the first world war. it's amazing. never should we forget the guys who went before us. these guys that fought before we joined up, if it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be standing here. the poppy factory says at least 17,000 disabled veterans are out of work today. people are having to get them back to health and back to work. bird—watchers could be in for a treat this weekend, as it's predicted to be one of the best times to see one of nature's spectacles — a murmuration of starlings. it's when thousands of birds flock together to create an amazing aerial ballet by swooping and diving in unison — before settling down to roost for the night.
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jamie dunning is an ornithologist, and hejoins us from our birmingham newsroom: a murmuration, what does it look like? i suppose he murmuration, if you can imagine a cloud of starlings, some of them could be really small, ten 100, some of them could be thousands of 10,001 recorded 6 million in 2001. seen some of the images now, what are the conditions that make it likely to see them? it is a resting behaviour, a murmuration, and they'll do it before they go into reedbeds or peers. this is a good time of year, because it is dry, it is calm, it is a good time for bird—watchers this weekend. they generally do it between november and february. are there particular places in the uk, if you'd interested in trying to catch was happening in the skies?
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yes, definitely. you need a good read to bed or a good pier. some city centres are good, like birmingham and belfast. you can see them anywhere, you don't need anything to do it. jamie, we love blue planet at the moment, people love studying wildlife. why do starlings do this particular movement? that's a really good question and one we don't really know the answer to. they come together before they go into roost. that is probably a strong element of predatory avoidance, so there is research to show that peregrines and sparrowhawk struggled to pick them out when they are so many of them together. research suggests the sheer information about feeding sites and also warms. they are
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extraordinary images, so people can be on the lookout for them over the next few days. thank you very much, jamie. do you know what those images remind me of? you know the computer graphics on screensavers? not really, but if you say so. that's it from us today, breakfast is back tomorrow morning at 6am on bbc one. your terrible! you're terrible! this is bbc news. the headlines at 10am. millions of people will fall silent today, on armistice day, to remember those who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. big ben will chime at 11 o'clock.
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a british woman is due to appear in court tomorrow in egypt — charged with drug smuggling. she's accused of entering the country with 300 painkillers. a lynx which escaped from a small zoo near aberystwyth last month, has been caught and destroyed. new figures reveal nearly 40% of battery powered smoke alarms failed to activate in residential fires in the past year. and in half an hour here on bbc news — the travel show goes to china
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