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breeds success we support success breeds success we are creating in our country for sport in general specifically gymnastics is exciting and truly incredible. the criticism uk sport has her is because it's all about the medals, that's how you get your money. this bronze medalfrom rio from two years ago, would you say thatis from two years ago, would you say that is more valuable than those five there he has in the commonwealth? it's not the actual medal, it's the middle moment. it's that moment when the nation is watching somebody who is incredibly talented from within our shores that actually achieve something incredibly special at a world level. that is what is the inspiration and ouraim at uk that is what is the inspiration and our aim at uk sport is to invest in medal success in order to inspire the nation. tracey neville says she is feeling that netball have a noose around their neck regarding funding, that's worrying many women winning that's worrying many women winning that amazing gold was one of the game highlights. i have heard that
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from netball. the relationship between england netball is with sport england and not uk sport, they are not a gb squad, they are not gb athletes. their performances were outstanding, so resources are critically important and i know they are working hard and in partnership in terms of franchising their super league and getting more commercial income in. that's all from sportsday, you can relive many of those commonwealth games smolment on the bbc sport website, also lots of analysis on there to our top story this evening. lots more throughourt the rest of the evening on bbc news but from all of us at the bbc sport centre, that's all for now. the government has admitted terrible m ista kes the government has admitted terrible mistakes in the treatment of many caribbean migrants, the so—called
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windrush generation threatened with deportation after decades in the uk. downing street says theresa mable meet caribbean leaders this week to discuss their concerns are not with me now is emily mcintosh from the independent race equality think tank. thank you for coming in. we heard from amber rudd, the home secretary, apologising, saying she was setting up a task force. what do you make of the government's response? of course we welcome it and are pleased to see this time around. we have been pushing on this issue for a few weeks now and we did not see much of a response are very glad government is welcoming mess and taking it seriously and putting and taking it seriously and putting a plan in place, 20 extra staff, a new website and saying they will help anyone affected to try to find the documents they need to prove they have been in the country. it is not quite enough, we definitely need to see more, for example we need to see a commitment to legal aid for
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anyone that requires legal support and we really need the home office to show to people they can trust them when they come for web and that there would be putting themselves at risk of deportation. the problem here is the home secretary mentioned is that people were allowed to legally to stay in the country but may not have have documentation to actually prove that, so in those sorts of cases, what do you want the government to do? we want them to widen the documents they see as acceptable, because at the moment they are saying you need to prove that each year you have been in the country, but we need to put ourselves in the shoes of people who have been living here for a0 to 50 yea rs, have been living here for a0 to 50 years, i could not account to that personally and it's very difficult. we must widen the kinds of documents that can be used, for example a school certificate or having personal testimony from relatives
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and friends and teachers, to be able to widen the kind of information we can use to prove people have been here. the home secretary says she was not aware of any cases of anyone being deported, is that something you are aware of? what we have seen in the media is people who were very nearly deported, the case of pauline wilson who was in a detention centre for one week. then her case got media attention and her case was resolved much faster but she certainly was at risk of being sent back to jamaica, a country in which she had not lived and had no surviving relatives. to say there was absolutely no knowledge of people potentially being deported, i do find difficult to believe. we will have to leave it there, thank you very much, kimberly mcintosh. vauxhall announces it is too close
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toa vauxhall announces it is too close to a third of its dealerships in the uk in to a third of its dealerships in the ukina to a third of its dealerships in the uk in a major reorganisation of the company. vauxhall‘s parent on his psa who also owned peugeot said they had to reduce also owned peugeot said they had to red u ce costs also owned peugeot said they had to reduce costs in the face of falling sales across the uk car market. we can speak to peter campbell who is the motor industry correspondent at the motor industry correspondent at the financial times and is in our studio. thanks for talking to us. how significant is this announcement, obviously there are hundreds of people working in these dealerships, are theirjobs at risk? the company has been clear nobody will lose theirjob as a result of this, there are 12,000 people employed in vauxhall dealerships across the country. what they plan to do is cancel their contracts and we ta ke to do is cancel their contracts and we take them out with the dealers at once, in effect it will cut about a third of its national dealerships. the dealerships are not owned by vauxhall, but other companies. they will be able to sell other brands on forecou rts will be able to sell other brands on forecourts or switch to used cars but that will still lead to a lot of
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uncertainty for all of vauxhall‘s retail employees for the next few yea rs. retail employees for the next few years. what lies behind this decision? vauxhall is loss-making and when potion to get over last year, it made very clear the company had to get back into the black. it has been set ambitious savings targets and they have decided by trying to increase sales but cut the number of dealers, they can increase the profitability. vauxhall today said the uk dealer network is already profitable but it thinks it can make more savings. it's slightly more than 300 dealerships they have in the uk, some are losing money. what vauxhall will be doing is working out which ones do and how it can off—load them. working out which ones do and how it can off-load them. is this a further indication of the difficulties facing the motor industry? car sales fell last year, they had been rising for many years before, lots of malefa ctors a re for many years before, lots of malefactors are finding life tougher. but none of the other
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manufacturer ‘s have suffered as much as vauxhall, whose sales fell 2296 much as vauxhall, whose sales fell 22% last year, the worst performance of any of the major brands. they must get a handle on their costs and increase profitability. while the whole motor industry is feeling the squeeze, whole motor industry is feeling the squeeze, for vauxhall it is just a bit tighter than anywhere else. thank you. let's catch up with the weather. some optimism of some good weather finally on the way. as promised it will be warming up but a bit of a blip on the way for some of us but a bit of a blip on the way for some of us tomorrow. but a bit of a blip on the way for some of us tomorrow. a bit of cloud and rain, some stronger winds but from wednesday onwards that is when it will turn warm across the uk. this evening, a weather front is approaching western areas, quite a few isobars there, strengthening winds. coming from the south—west. lots of rain but most of that will arrive overnight and into tomorrow
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morning, affecting northern ireland, south—western scotland, the western isles for most of us however, further east and south the weather will be dry tonight. into tomorrow, the weather is looking again wet across western areas for a time, strong winds around the coast but that rain tends to fizzle out during the course of the day, the warmness of the weather will be in east anglia, possibly around 19, then from wednesday warmer nationwide. you're watching beyond one hundred days. theresa may insists she was right to approve military action against the assad regime in syria. facing criticism that she acted without approval from parliament, the prime minister said speed was essential. mrs may says she was in no doubt that the assad regime was responsible for using chemical weapons and didn't rule out further strikes if they were used again. let me be absolutely clear. we have
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acted because it is in our national interest. james comey doesn't like donald trump — indeed the former fbi director doesn't think the man who fired him is even fit to be president. he strikes me as a person of above average intelligence. i don't
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