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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. commonwealth leaders agree that prince charles will, one day, succeed the queen as head of the organisation. his royal highness has been a proud supporter of the commonwealth for more than four decades and has spoken passionately about the organisation's unique diversity and it is fitting that one day he will continue the work of his mother, her majesty the queen. after nearly 22 years in charge, arsene wenger will step down as arsenal manager at the end of the season. as the clear up in salisbury continues, government scientists warn the decontamination of nine hot spots could take months. the swedish dj avicii who collaborated with artists such as madonna and coldplay, has died at the age of 28. also coming up. as runners in sunday's london marathon are warned it could the warmest on record, meet the man taking part in a full suit of armour.
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the soldier from cambridgeshire is aiming for a place in the world record books. and later at 8.45, mark kermode joins jane hill to talk about this week's cinema and dvd releases including the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society starring lily james. good evening and welcome to bbc news. commonwealth leaders have agreed that prince charles will, in due course, succeed his mother, queen elizabeth, as the head of the organisation. the decision was confirmed
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in a statement by the british prime minister, theresa may, at the end of the summit. the announcement from the prime minister was part of a number of policies agreed by the 53 countries. as well as a new head of the commonwealth, the countries agreed on a commonwealth blue charter, affecting one third of the world's waters — protecting the oceans from the effects of climate change, pollution and over—fishing. countries also agreed to tackle the deadly disease malaria — aiming to reduce the number of people who contract the disease by 2023. and a boost for trade and investment too — with a commitment to increase intercommonwealth trade by £2 trillion pounds by 2030 — and a further promise to tackle cyber security. ben brown has been following the summit from buckingham palace. we have had the final communique, the final press conference wrapping up this two day commonwealth summit in london.
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it has been dominated really by this question of who will eventually succeed the queen as head of the commonwealth. she began it at buckingham palace, opening the summit formally yesterday by saying it was her sincere wish that her son and heir prince charles should one day take over from her as head of the commonwealth. it is not a hereditary position. there have been some talk that might be rotated among the 53 member nations. the 53 have decided and agreed unanimously, apparently, that it should indeed be prince charles, the prince of wales, who will succeed the queen as head of the commonwealth. theresa may said that prince charles had for decades been a proud supporter of the commonwealth and it was fitting that one day he would continue the work of his mother. let's get this report from james landale. changing the guard at windsor castle.
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0nly today, it wasn't just the soldiers. world leaders gathered beneath the battlements to decide who should replace their host as head of the commonwealth when her reign ends — a role that's never been hereditary. last night, the queen treated her guests and herself to a much—needed drink, and gently reminded them she had a son who could take on the job when the time came. and today, she gave them the run of her castle for their private deliberations about her and their future. i'd like to thank her majesty the queen for her generous invitation into her home. and the first time, i think, a heads of government meeting has been held here. they expressed their gratitude by agreeing formally that the prince of wales would indeed one day become their symbolic leader. but this summit wasn't just about agreeing the future leadership of the commonwealth. it was also about agreeing its future role. so amid all the grandeur, the leaders also made plans to boost
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trade and cyber security, protect the world's oceans and support the international rules—based order. and zimbabwe's foreign minister was told by borisjohnson that britain would support his country rejoining the commonwealth if it embraced free and fair elections. so a picture of the commonwealth's future is emerging. the task will be to keep it in focus. james landale, bbc news, at the commonwealth summit. the commonwealth leaders have agreed to plenty of other commitments, as well. one key one was on global security, especially in the wake of chemical weapons, with a suspected use by the president assad regime in syria recently. as the prime minister was saying, the use of the nerve agent in salisbury. theresa may saying that the commonwealth have reviewed their commitment to uphold
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global security norms in the wake of those attacks. earlier this month, the assad regime violated international rules in the most egregious way by using chemical weapons in an indiscriminate and barbaric attack on its own people. and while of a much lower order of magnitude, the use of a nerve agent on the streets of salisbury here in the united kingdom last month, is part of a pattern of disregard for those same global norms that prohibit the use of chemical weapons. at this summit, the commonwealth has shown that it will play its part in a renewed international effort to uphold the global norms that say these abhorrent weapons should never, ever be used. the communique we have agreed today expresses our unanimous opposition to the use of these weapons and our commitment to strengthen the effective implementation of the chemical weapons convention. we must also update our shared
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international norms so they can protect us from new and emerging threats online, so we have secured the world's largest and most graphically diverse intergovernmental commitment on cyber security cooperation. that was the prime minister talking about commitments on security, but the environment has been to the fore of this summit and they have come up with what they call a blue charter to protect the oceans. and the british government certainly believe they are at the forefront of the push particularly to remove plastic from the oceans. this blue charter they say will protect about a third of the world's national coastal waters. at this summit, we have taken specific action to protect our oceans with the first ever commonwealth blue charter. the uk and vanuatu are working together to launch the commonwealth clean oceans alliance to tackle the scourge of plastic pollution, and we are already seeing a series
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of commitments that can mark a breakthrough in the battle to save our oceans. for instance, papua new guinea has banned plastic bags, belize will ban plastic bags, forks and other single—use items by 2019. new zealand has announced a ban on micro beads, which will come into effect injune. the bahamas is planning to ban plastic bags this year. the uk has pledged to ban plastic straws, stirrers and plastic—stemmed cotton buds. that was theresa may talking about the environment and she also talked about trade, the need not to have protectionism in the world. this particularly important for britain in the post—brexit era. 0ur declaration on the commonwealth connectivity agenda for trade and investment will help to expand investment and boost intra—commonwealth trade to a value of $2 trillion by 2030. we will play a leading role
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in shaping the future of global trade policy, using our unique perspective to help ensure that free and fair trade truly works for everyone. this includes stepping up efforts to share the technical expertise to enable small and developing states to benefit from the growth of free and fair trade. it means addressing systemic barriers to women's full and equal participation in the economy, including increasing opportunities for women to trade internationally and supporting the growth of more women—owned businesses. it means investing in supporting our young people to gain new skills. at this summit, we have pledged to ensure that all girls and boys across the commonwealth will be able to access at least 12 years of quality education and learning by 2030. that was the prime minister at the closing news conference. let's try and summarise
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what has been happening. here is diplomatic correspondent, james robbins. it was interesting she was asked on this question of succession and prince charles taking over, was there anybody who opposed that and she said it was unanimous. it was very important we heard that because there was speculation that someone might have dissented. normally this organisation reaches its decisions by unanimity. there were some lingering doubts — had everyone answered that very direct, rather extraordinary appeal from the queen that they choose
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her son as her successor as head of the commonwealth and they all stepped up to the plate. it was really important for both the crown, and the prime minister, theresa may, that this issue was put to bed, there was no lingering doubt. that is because, for instance, if they said we will not make a decision or we want to consider other options or we will wait until the moment arises after the queen's eventual death to establish what should happen next, that would have damaged britain's global standing. it would have raised doubts, particularly for those who are certain that britain will suffer damage after it leaves the european union. brexiteers say that is all nonsense and britain could be more stronger and more powerful in the world. but there are plenty of people
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in the world who think britain's prestige is on the line. we heard the other commitments that have gone through at the news conference, host of commitments, cyber security, protecting the oceans and so on. if somebody asked the question, you make these commitments, how do you know you will follow through on them? it is important because there is always a lot of rhetoric, fine words, but there is not just this international organisation, many others are judged by their actions, notjust their words. let's take a look for instance at the work on oceans and on pollution. absolutely central to this summit. an action area where the commonwealth does believe it could provide global leadership. the commonwealth contains both major industrialised companies contributing a great deal to pollution, not least britain, and also it includes most
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of the most vulnerable island states who are the ultimate victims of particularly plastic pollution. what commitments were made? for instance, britain teams up with vanuatu, one of those vulnerable states that suffer so much. they have committed to working together to drive the other members of this club into better practice. several countries have made commitments to phase out plastic bags if they haven't already done so, to bear down on other abuses of single use plastic. there will be some peer group review, but be sure that people willjudge particularly on this blue oceans initiative by results, notjust words. thank you so much. critics of the commonwealth always dismissed it as something of a relic of the british empire. the commonwealth summit here and the 53 leaders who have been gathered in london really trying to assert the relevance of the commonwealth in the modern world, especially when 60% in the commonwealth are young people
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under the age of 30. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are hugh muir, columnist at the guardian and claire cohen, the telegraph's women's editor. after 22 years in charge, arsene wenger is to leave arsenal at the end of the season. under his leadership the club won numerous trophies — including the league and fa cup double twice in 1998 and 2002. the 68 year—old frenchman also helped transform the english game as the premier league became a global success story. but in recent years arsenal have struggled to match former glories, failing to finish in the top four last season — a situation likely to be repeated again this year. our sports editor dan roan assesses wenger‘s impact both on arsenal and football in this country. he was the game changer, revolutionising english football both on and off the field. but today, amid growing fan frustration, the game was finally up for arsene wenger. arsenal's players arrived for training this morning unaware they were about to be told his reign of 22 years would soon come to an end.
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first of all, i was shocked. i didn't see it coming. he had another year left on his contract and i thought he would do it. but, unfortunately, he's not. i'm sad. in a statement, wenger said: this evening, arsenal's chief executive spoke about the departure of a man synonymous with the club. arsene often said his aim was to leave the club in a better position than when he found it. well, we are in a better place today than we could ever have imagined 22 years ago. many asked, "arsene who?" when he arrived in 1996, but he set about transforming arsenal with new training methods, savvy signings and a thrilling style of play. commentator: what a way to clinch the championship! a remarkable period
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of success followed — three premier league titles in six years, including two league and cup doubles, and perhaps his greatest achievement, an entire season unbeaten, with a team known as the invincibles. commentator: without equal, without doubt, the best team in the land is arsenal. you learned so much from him. he has an incredible intellect and he is truly an amazing individual who has somehow managed to remain very humble. but after such success came a long struggle — many fans turning against him after no league title for 1h long years. with arsenal overtaken by their biggest rivals, this season the club lies sixth, at risk of missing out on the lucrative champions league yet again. today, outside the stadium he helped to build, the fans were divided.
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a couple of cup wins have glossed over the cracks, but i think it's the right time. i'm very sad he's going. i wonder who we're going to get next. a sign of how far arsenal have fallen is the 33 points separating them from newly—crowned champions, manchester city. but their manager today recognised arsene wenger‘s contribution. the premier league is what it is thanks to the things he has done. his vision about his respect for the football. i wish him all the best. it has been a long and painful goodbye for wenger, and even his departure from the training ground this afternoon was not without incident. who done that? the challenge for arsenal now though is to get used to life without the man who defined the club for more than two decades. the headlines on bbc news: commonwealth leaders meeting in windsor today agree that prince charles will, one day, succeed the queen as head of the organisation. after nearly 22 years in charge, arsene wenger will step down as arsenal manager
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at the end of the season. the clear up in salisbury continues, as government scientists warn the decontamination of nine hot spots could take months. sport now and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. we're starting with more reaction to the news today that arsene wenger is stepping down as the manager of arsenal. after 22 years at the club. two players synonomous with different wenger sides — robert pires and ian wright — both gave us their memories of working with the outgoing arsenal manager. he made me think about football in such a meticulous way that every single thing i was doing that wasn't right is harming me. and everything that i was doing
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that was the right thing to do, in respect of sleep, drinking water, training, resting, was benefiting me. i genuinely believed it, he made me think that. i thought like that until the end of my career. bergkamp has gone to the right, ljungberg. perez! it's difficult to win the premier league because you have to fight against manchester city, manchester united, chelsea, liverpool, tottenham. when you won the title but unbeaten, it is an unbelievable trophy. so that's why, i have a lot of great memories with arsenal, and of course with the teacher, arsene wenger. so who will will succeed wenger as arsenal manager? one man who's climbed—up the list
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with the bookmakers this afternoon is celtic boss brendan rogers who's previously been in charge of liverpool and swansea. celtic have said today they won't stand in rodgers' way if he's approached by arsenal. former captain patrick viera is also linked to succeed wenger. he's currently manager of new york city fc. other names in the frame are former dortmund boss thomas tuchel, germany coach joachim low and former chelsea manager carlo ancelloti. important match at the top of the championship this evening, fulham against millwall, hoping to stay in the hunt for the second qualification place. victory would ta ke qualification place. victory would take them into second, but millwall have had the better start. goalless at the moment. millwall thought they had scored but this was disallowed. m illwa ll had scored but this was disallowed. millwall are in terrific form, keen to make sure they stated in the play—offs. it is a wonderful game ——
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is keen to make sure they stay. gloucester are taking on newcastle falcons in a european challenge cup semi—final at kingsholm. it is 8-5 it is 8—5 at the moment to gloucester. newcastle took the lead but tom marshall levelled with this speedy try. billy twelvetrees missed the conversion but he has since scored a penalty. the winners will meet cardiff blues or french outfit pau in the final in bilbao. the wasps hooker ashleyjohnson has been suspended after failing a drugs test. the 31 year—old south african is accused of testing positive for a "prohibited substance" believed to be a diruetic. johnson is a key playerfor wasps who are currently 3rd in the table, aiming for the play—offs. the club have released a statement saying — "ashley is currently investigating the possible source of the substance. we are fully supportive of him." diuretics can help with weight loss and also act as a "masking" agent for other substances.
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rafael nadal has thrashed austria's dominic thiem to reach a record 14th monte carlo masters semi—final. the world number one is bidding for his 11th victory at the clay court event. he won 6—0 6—2 injust over an hour. thiem beat former world number 1 novak djokovic in the last 16 yesterday. that's all the sport for now. people in salisbury have been warned there could still be dangerous levels of the nerve agent in the city, following the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter last month. residents have been told that nine locations need to be decontaminated. there's been frustration that parts of the city have still not been re—opened — and specialists say work to clean up the sites may take months. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford. almost seven weeks on from the salisbury poisoning, the city is still sprinkled with no—go areas, cordoned—off zones
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where scientists fear there could still be hotspots of the deadly novichok nerve agent. that's an assumption. it's also one that we've tested in some cases, and we do know that there are hotspots like that around. so we have to make those assumptions that some of the hotspots we've still got to find. the nine no—go areas include detective sergeant nick bailey's house, the central police station, sergei skripal‘s house, as well as the pub, restaurant and park where the skripals went after becoming contaminated. alistair cunningham from the council, who's in charge of the city's recovery, told me why the clean—up is taking so long. every site will be sampled, cleaned, tested. if there's any trace remaining, it will be cleaned again, even to the point of removing soil and brickwork if necessary. so when these sites are given back from defra to the council to return to the community,
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we have to be sure that they're clean, because the people of salisbury need to be sure they're clean. when the prime minister came to salisbury five weeks ago, promising to get the city back on its feet, the first place she visited was dinghams cookshop, but today, becca hardingham, who runs the shop, says takings are still down. we were hoping it would just be a few weeks and we would be able to go past it and get on with life, but, yeah, it's been a struggle, it's frustrating, because we just want to move on and carry on, but we can't, business is struggling and we're a bit worried that salisbury is going to die from it. yulia skripal, who was recorded by cctv cameras at moscow airport on the day before the attack, is still recovering well. herfather remains in hospital, but is also much better. and the city where they were attacked still faces months of disruption while any nerve agent hotspots are deep cleaned. daniel sandford, bbc news, salisbury. a woman has died in a fire
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at a block of flats for adults with learning disabilities in chingford in essex. more than 70 firefighters were called to the blaze which took hold in the early hours of this morning. it's still not clear what caused the fire. mourners are paying their respects to the former us first lady, barbara bush, who died on tuesday aged 92. the public lying—in—repose is taking place at a church in houston, texas, ahead of a private funeral on saturday. president donald trump says he will not attend the funeral on saturday ‘to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the bush family'. tributes have been paid to the renowned swedish dj — avicii — who has died at the age of 28. according to his agent, avicii, whose real name was tim bergling, was found dead in oman earlier today. the dj and producer — who has collaborated with the likes of madonna and coldplay — had suffered from health problems, which had lead to him having his gallbladder and appendix
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removed in 2014. 0ur correspondent, chi chi izundu, is here with the latest. tell us more about avicii, he had clearly built up a big following. he started his career very young, he won a competition in 2008, that pete tong have put together, and that is when his career blossomed. he had huge tracks, global chart hits like wa ke huge tracks, global chart hits like wake me up in 2013, it was the track of the summer. he has collaborated with coldplay and madonna and rita 0ra. he was huge. he had 11 billion streams alone, winning grammy awards and a number of number one hits. he
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was very big in the world of electronic dance is. a life cut tragically short and tributes have been coming in? yes, from his fans in the first instance, across social media, but also artists across—the—board, notjust media, but also artists across—the—boa rd, not just dance djs, calvin harris, for example, he said this is devastating news. dead mouse has said that he is sending his sincere and heartfelt condolences to friends and fans and family. and another tribute, here, they say it is such sad news, too young and too soon. thanks for joining us. we are nowjoined by the
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radioi dj judgejewels. joining us. we are nowjoined by the radio 1 dj judge jewels. you joining us. we are nowjoined by the radioi dj judgejewels. you were joining us. we are nowjoined by the radio 1 dj judge jewels. you were a close friend? we dj together or number of occasions. he was a very busy touring dj, we were on the same bill on a number of occasions. tell me about him. there are many many different things you could say by way of legacy but his greatest achievement was breaking dance me is achievement was breaking dance me is ain achievement was breaking dance me is a in the us, —— dance music. he was the first huge commercial star, dance ms had been huge around the world but it had eluded the us —— dance music. but avicii became someone dance music. but avicii became someone who could not go out on the straight, he was so heavily recognised. —— the street. straight, he was so heavily recognised. -- the street. his death
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must have come as a shock even though he had been ill for a while. absolutely, 28 is unbelievable, really, it reminds one of your own mortality, and within music circles thatis mortality, and within music circles that is just so very very young. dance music has been spared the kind of rock and roll legacy of many of its favourite children passing too early but now that is no longer the case. he had a phenomenalfollowing. what was it that made him so popular? it was a combination. he was the compere of edm, electronic dance music to america, but it was a whole genre itself, filling stadium the world over. alongside to a
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certain extent calvin harris, the leading commercial exponent of the sound. thanks. not a great line, but thanks for sharing your memories of avicii who has died at the age of 28. now we can catch up with the weather prospects. it may not have been quite as hot as yesterday, but for many it's been another lovely day with a few exceptions. the sunshine was with us for most that low cloud around. we'll have that that weekend. the gradual cooling down will continue. the coast of the irish sea in particular have been plagued by low cloud. that will develop more widely, patches moving inland developing. understarry widely, patches moving inland developing. under starry skies in turn quite chilly down to three or fourin turn quite chilly down to three or four in the glens of scotland. tomorrow, this is to be misty in
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places thirsting, then some sea fog around, the irish sea coast. not as widespread as today. you notice a few showers developing, they will turn thundery late in the day because we still have the heat in central and eastern areas. these scotla nd central and eastern areas. these scotland and northern ireland. more sunshine to the west coast of wales. come sunday, through saturday evening and overnight into sunday, there could be more rumbles thunder, heavy showers and our weather front brings cool weather across the whole country. this is bbc news , our latest headlines: commonwealth leaders agree that prince charles will, one day, succeed the queen as head of the organisation. it follows a meeting of more than 50 leaders — who have been considering the future direction of the group of nations. after nearly 22 years in charge, arsene wenger will step down as arsenal manager at the end of the season. former rival sir alex ferguson says he's ‘one of the greatest premier league managers'. the clear up in salisbury continues, as government scientists warn
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the decontamination of nine hot spots could take months. one of the world's most successful djs avicii who collaborated with artists such as madonna and coldplay, has died at the age of 28. tributes from across the world of music have been paid to the swedish music producer who was found dead in oman. the meeting of commonwealth heads of government has confirmed that prince charles will be the next head of the organisation. yesterday the queen said it was her sincere wish that the prince of wales would eventually take over the leadership role. the leaders also agreed to a number of policies , tackling climate change , promising to boost trade, helping control malaria , and a commitment to cyber security. the final agreement was welcomed by commonwealth leaders. if the commonwealth continues to be
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releva nt if the commonwealth continues to be relevant it is because it is able to address their key concerns. concerns about education, skills development, jobs. a climate of freedom. and democratic values. that has also been an extremely important part of the linkages of us here in the commonwealth. it's been very fruitful and i believe that the catalogue of decisions that were made that have been set out are ones that ghana wholeheartedly subscribes to. as we've been hearing , one of the key announcements was the agreement to protect oceans from the effects of climate change, pollution and over—fishing. last year , several caribbean islands were battered by tropical storms , leaving devastation in their wake. the prime minister of grenada said that agreement to tackle climate change was vital to region. witnessing the level of disaster
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that took place in our region over the last year, in my own country in 2004, where we lost 200% of gdp, dominica, 2.5%, 2205% of gdp in one stroke of a pen. it tells you the problems we're facing. the discussion that took place at this particular chogm on dealing with climate resilience and disaster is certainly something i believe that the caribbean would see as excellent music, because we believe that we have had enough of the problems over the years, suffering with climate change, when we're not really the real reason behind the problems that we have seen. theresa may has promised to do ‘whatever it takes' to resolve the problems caused for people by the windrush scandal, and said compensation would be paid. the home office has said
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it's looking into more than 280 cases since it set up a dedicated helpline. it was created after migrants wrongly had their legal status called into question. this afternoon a rally was held in support of those affected and their families at windrush square in south london. paul reid, the director of the black cultural archives, told the bbc why people were protesting i've think you can see from what's happening here right now very spontaneously people have been called together to say something with one voice. around the way people feel they've been treated and have been treated. the very threat, the very idea that we've been asked in some way, people within our community have been asked, have been here all these years, contributed in this massive way, and have been told in some way they need to prepare to pack their suitcases and get out of this place. and to be frank and honest, that is very disappointing. we should not be talking about this, there's so much more we should be
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talking about as part of the issues we all face, as well as the wonderful history and legacy that does exist. why we're in that position i've no but it's awful. the chancellor of the exchequer is in washington talking to financial institutions about the uk's departure from the european union and what that will mean for their businesses. speaking after the imf meeting, philip hammond said that uncertainty during brexit negotiations has had a significant effect on the economy. the decision to leave the european union and then the process of negotiating how our future relationship will work is a source of uncertainty. business response to uncertainty by slowing down investment, households respond to uncertainty by postponing big purchases. and that has a dampening effect on the economy. yes, it has an impact. as we go through this yeari an impact. as we go through this year i would hope and expect that as
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we deliver more and more clarity about what the future of our relationship with the european union will be, will start to see that effect unwinding, businesses starting to deal with the backlog of investment, and households fielding a bit more confident about making big purchases. and all of those things will have a positive effect on the economy. earlier i spoke to our economics editor kamal ahmed and asked him if the chancellor was really sounding more optimistic about the economic prospects he insisted he was still pretty tigger —ish on the uk economy. income squeeze has been reversed to an extent. we're now seeing people's wages are rising faster than prices are rising. it's been a big issue for the government. he said he was pleased about that. he also said he had some better news to impart about financial services. the uk is very important in financial services.
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they are a big tax revenue for the uk economy. before he came here to washington he was in new york and there he met some of the big us banks that are based in london. goldman sachs, jp morgan. they told him, he told us today, they were feeling more relaxed about the fact britain was leaving the european union. there are many apocalyptic suggestions that thousands ofjobs could be lost to the city, to financial services in britain, once we'd left the eu. he said some of the fears about but had eased. the main reason is the limitation period, this 20 month period after we officially leave the eu. till we get to a new free trade deal. that had calmed the big banks about how they were going to retain access into the european union. a little bit more positive on the uk economy on that real incomes issue, and more positive on financial services. a really important part of the uk economy. kamalahmed.
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nissan has become the latest car manufacturer to be hit by the fall in demand for diesel vehicles. it's to lay off hundreds of workers at its plant in sunderland after its sales fell 35 percent in britain in the first quarter of this year. demand has also fallen across europe. 0ur correspondent megan patterson explained more. nissan here in sunderland employs around 7000 members of staff. they work on producing approximately 500,000 vehicles every year. it's a large—scale production. quarter of those vehicles are diesels. we know over the last 18 months demand for diesel vehicles has gone down. across the uk partly to deal with an increase in taxes, changes in government legislation. it's like to change in buying decisions by consumers. that change felt here why the production teams in sunderland. nissan wouldn't confirm the number ofjobs nissan wouldn't confirm the number of jobs affected by the nissan wouldn't confirm the number ofjobs affected by the changes today, but they did release a
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statement to us and in the statement they told us, we're transitioning to a new range of power trains over the next year as we make the operational changes we will be managing a short planned reduction in the powertrain supply and planned volumes. we are discussing these operational changes with our employees. nissan very keen to reiterate the changes happening to reiterate the changes happening to production here at the moment are nothing to do with brexit. we have had a response from the unite union which has been talking with staff over the last few weeks. it assured redundancies will be dealt with through a voluntary process, enhanced packages offered to staff, and hopefully temporary staff will be offered permanent contracts. local mps responding today, we've heard from sharon hodgson and jilly eddie at —— jilly eliot. they hoped changes made here will mean nissan asa changes made here will mean nissan as a safer, more changes made here will mean nissan as a safer, more secure changes made here will mean nissan as a safer, more secure future in
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sunderland, something thousands of people who rely on this factory surely agree with this evening. megan patterson. 0rganisers of the london marathon are warning anybody who is running in fancy dress to think carefully before they run. we're expecting record temperatures on sunday. so what do you do if you've been training for months in a suit of armour? for paul beddows from cambridgeshire there is only one answer. you plough on regardless. but for his back up team, it does present an extra challenge. this from bbc look east's sports editorjonathan park. six centuries ago this would have been a normal site, a night preparing for battle somewhere in the woods. but paul and lloyd are not suiting up for combat, they are getting ready for a running race. a very long—running race. getting ready for a running race. a very long-running race. when i originally started training it would ta ke originally started training it would take longer to get the suit on managed would take to go out training in it. but now we're getting it down, we can get it on in about half an hour. is it saw? yes,
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i've got scripts and cuts down my legs, the worst part is where it digs into my shoulder blades. paul will be breaking the pain barrier for the armed services charity. he is based at raf wit in cambridge as a sergeant so he's used to an uniform. i help servicemen, do a lot to support the lads, so i want to give something back to a charity that has done things to help my friends and could potentially do some thing to help me in future. like most taking part, paul has braved the elements in his pursuit of glory. it won't take a lot to do warmed up. he's a little worried. so are the organisers, who have won two runners to think carefully about running in fancy dress. record race temperatures are expected. ice cold towels, lots of energy drinks. if he sta rts towels, lots of energy drinks. if he starts showing signs of distress or like is really struggling, even if he's asking, i want to keep going, we'll pull the plug. our knight in shining armour is desperate to finish and take his place in the
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record books. i'm not exactly dressed for the occasion but look at paul in his 15th entry suit of armour. is trying to beat a world record of six hours and 46. it's going to be difficult, that was that nine years ago. people will say, you've forgotten your horse, you've lost your horse. i bet it was a good idea at the time. it's still a good idea at the time. it's still a good idea now. chances are you'll hear paul before you see him on sunday. if you're in the crowd, he's completed a few ironman races before but this, without doubt, is his biggest conquest yet. jonathan park, bbc look east. the headlines on bbc news: commonwealth leaders meeting in windsor today agree that prince charles will, one day, succeed the queen as head of the organisation. as arsenal manager at the end of the season. the clear up in salisbury continues, as government scientists warn the decontamination of nine hot spots could take months. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day.
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and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. now it's time for the film review with jane hill and mark kermode hello, welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases, mark kermode is back with us. what have you been watching, mark? a strange week. we have every day, a teen romance with a difference. we have let the sun shine in, juliette binoche, in the new film by claire denis. and the awkwardly named the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society, which does exactly what it says on the tin.
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what are you starting with? let's start with every day, adapted from a levithan adapted from a ya novel. basically it is a teen love story in which one of the characters, known as a, moves from body to body. every day, they wake up they are a different person. 0ur central character, rhiannon , finds herself essentially falling love with somebody who every time she sees them, is a different person. it sounds like an unworkable conceit. and yet somehow, and against all expectations, it works rather well. here's a clip. why are you doing this? the day we met, i felt something i never felt before. i don't want to let that go. about that day, how is it ok what you did? i let you kiss me because i thought you were just in.


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