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in a statement, they said his symptoms suggested... adding... well, after the final, loris karius told liverpool fans he was infinitely sorry. he said he messed up and let them all down. he even received death threats. but now it seems he wasn't in a fit state to play when he made those mistakes. among the supporters, though, sympathy is still mingled with frustration. i do feel sorry for him, like, but if he felt like he was concussed maybe he should have just said something to the gaffer and said, "listen, i don't feel 100% here." i don't think we need excuses. i don't think he needs to look for excuses. i think we just let it be. certainly these new findings won't erase the disappointment. but they may help explain the reasons for one man's sporting nightmare. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich. sometimes our weather moves very
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quickly, weather systems weeping in. at other times the pace is more sedate. that is what we are seeing at the moment. yesterday the funny on the isle of wight and today the cloud has drifted in. we have been seeing areas of cloud drifting in and out with things moving very sedately very slowly and nothing changing to dramatically. the satellite picture from earlier on shows the cloud drifting southwards. the guys brightening in the north. that is the skies. we keep this extra cloud in parts of wales and the south—west. a cloudier and cooler day than it was. even in the best of the sunshine, actually any up best of the sunshine, actually any up to 20,21. despite best of the sunshine, actually any up to 20, 21. despite the lower temperatures still, across the southern half of the country, very
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high pollen levels. if you are a hay fever sufferer, i'm sure you will have noticed that. we take the cloud in the south—western break up. another blog of cloud in the north—east. some murky and drizzly conditions. clear spells in between. it will be a cool night. one or two macro spots could get down to three, four degrees. a bright start for many. we are looking at dry weather. this cloud will go west across parts of northern england and southern scotland. a brighter day for part of wales. in the brightest of spots temperatures may nudge up. we're not going to get a dramatic change. into thursday it does look like there will be showers and by the storms from the near continent, trying to fringing to southern parts of the uk. the showers will not be
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particularly heavy. extra cloud in southern areas particularly heavy. extra cloud in southern areas on particularly heavy. extra cloud in southern areas on both those. further north, here we will see good spousal sunshine. temperatures again nudging upwards. quite a humid feel in the south. in southern parts, a lwa ys in the south. in southern parts, always the chance to catch a shower at times but not all the time. there will be dry weather as well and spells of sunshine. in the north it will largely be dry and cloudy. generally speaking, things not changing an awful lot over the next few days. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... controversial plans for a third ru nway controversial plans for a third runway at heathrow airport are approved by ministers. it is now known that loris karius was concussed during the champions league final with real madrid which they lost 3—1. well liverpool's own medical staff didn't notice that karius was concussed during the match, but dr barry o'driscoll — a former rugby international for ireland and now an expert on the issue of concussion — says it would have
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been hard to spot... it is hard to estimate the costs both personally and financially to everyone, and to this goalkeeper. and it may well have been as a result of a player being concussed, but the point is that probably wasn't seen by the medical team or it happened so quickly they did not spot it. if they had come on and examine him they might have found nothing at that stage, and the symptoms may have come on a little later. this is my impression is such a terrible quandary, and we have to be very careful. -- this is why concussion is such a terrible quandary, and we have to be careful with that. and this is my i would always say with any sign or symptom, that player must come off and stay off, because the signs and symptoms can develop a little bit later, and it looks as if that may well have happened with this player. doctor barry o'driscoll. the former manchester city midfielder yaya toure has been very critical of his old boss pep guardiola, to say the least, suggesting he "often has problems with africans." he says, "i want to be the one who brea ks he says, "i want to be the one who breaks the myth of guardiola." there's other astonishing quotes from toure in an interview he's given, saying guardiola was "cruel" to him. toure left city this summer after eight years. city have declined to comment, but are set to sign the algerian international riyad mahrez this summer. the government are
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going to look again at the law on safe standing. at the moment all grounds in the premier league and championship have to be all—seater, but some clubs and lots of fan groups want that law to be changed. there's a row brewing between the british and irish lions and premiership rugby over the 2021 tour of south africa. the lions will play eight games in five weeks on the tour, and it's unclear how that will fit into the domestic rugby season. one idea would be to shorten the premiership to allow players to prepare, but their chief executive, mark mccafferty, says he won't allow that to happen, and the lions management need to be more pro—active. a 50—year—old man has died after a shooting at an irish gym founded by the father of world boxing champion katie taylor. two other men, including pete taylor — katie's father — were injured in the shooting at bray boxing club in county wicklow, just before 7 this morning. katie taylor is the woman's unified lightweight champion and won gold at the 2012 london olympics. meanwhile, the world heavyweight champion anthonyjoshua
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is close to agreeing a deal to fight russian alexander povetkin. it'll happen either before or after a bout with american deontay wilder who holds the only title joshua hasn't got. some cricket news for you, and jake ball has been called up to the england squad for their odi series against australia. he'll provide cover from chris woakes who will miss the first part of series after picking up a quad strain. ben stokes has also been ruled out of the early matches with a hamstring problem. the french open tennis continues this afternoon, with the likes of novak djokovic in action. it was a grand slam too early for britain's andy murray. but the two—time wimbledon champion, who's been out since 2017 with injury, says he hopes to be back in time for the grass court season. i've been now getting close to a
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year now, which i think is closer than me orany year now, which i think is closer than me or any of my team expected at the beginning, but i'm getting closer to playing again. i started training a few days ago, and i'm hoping to make my comeback during the grass court season. that is all the grass court season. that is all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. thank you, tim. let's get more on oui’ thank you, tim. let's get more on our main story today. "the time for action is now" — the words of the transport secretary chris grayling as he said the government has approved the building of a third runway at heathrow. mps are now expected to be asked to vote on the plan in the coming weeks. speaking to mps in the commons an hour or so ago, mr grayling said the uk should not be allowed to fall behind its competitors: this country has one of the largest aviation sectors in the country has one of the largest aviation sectors in the world, contributing
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£22 billion to our gdp, supporting half a supporting half a millionjobs million 285 million passengers and transporting 2.6 million tonnes of freight in the last year. the time for action is now. the evidence shows the remaining london heathrow is already full, and the evidence shows the remaining london airports won't be airports would be far behind. —— and the evidence shows the remaining london airports won't be far behind. despite being the busiest two—runway airport in the world, heathrow's capacity constraints means it is falling behind its global competitors, impacting the uk's economy and global trading opportunities. expansion at heathrow will bring real benefits across the country, including a boost of up to £74 billion to passengers and the wider economy. in response to the government's decision, labour — who backed the idea, and won a vote on it in 2009 before plans were scrapped —
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have said the expansion should only go ahead if it meets a set of tests. here's labour leader jeremy corbyn... it has to be looked at in the context of the select committee report, which says it has to be looked at in terms of how it affects the whole country, air pollution, noise pollution, and conductivity to heat water transport link and those are the decisions that have to be put —— what has to be looked at before any decisions made. yes, there is a demand for increased air capacity across the south—east and two of the east airports are working somewhat underca pacity, gatwick luton, while the others are working pretty much at maximum capacity, so look at it in that context. but the tests put forward by the select committee are very important and they should be the main consideration. that was jeremy corbyn. well, we've been hearing from voices for and against the proposals to expand the airport. andrew teacher is the former head of media for heathrow and is in favour of the plans despite the impact it may have on local residents. ultimately, there will be a lot of people— and that is a matter of fa ct, people— and that is a matter of fact, a lot of people, not anything
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else, that a large part of the community is employed by it. i would also wager that the airport was there before many of the people who live there. that is not meant to undermine the arguments. of course, there is a major concern around climate risk and nobody would wish to lessen that argument, but ultimately technology is improving, and people are still going to fly, whether we build the airport at heathrow or somewhere else. people are not going to stop flying to asia and new york, as the economy and the global nature of that economy grows, andl global nature of that economy grows, and i think what we have to do now is take a long—term view on this and combine the way we look at airports with energy, so we can create a greater and more sustained focus on green energy, and also look at the broader benefits of clustering infrastructure together, so if we are investing in another runway at heathrow, we can think about the logistics of global trade. again, everyone is buying stuff online. how does that get here? it doesn't float here, what comes through a freight,
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and also think about housing and other such infrastructure that needs a long—term investment. ultimately, whatever your views on this stuff, and we are totally apolitical on this, we have to put politics aside. we have to stop the political point scoring that undermines long—term investment in transport, house —— health care and housing. that was andrew teacher. but as we know the plan has sparked fierce resistance from local residents and mps in constituencies that would be affected by the expansion with opponents warning of the impact on climate change and noise pollution. robert barnstone is a local resident and campaigner who is against the third runway. he was speaking to my colleague joanna gosling earlier this isn't really the right place to expand, to put another major international airport, the size of gatwick, on top of its current operation. you know, let's look at a better aviation strategy for the united kingdom, which doesn't involve impact on so many people. but is it over now? if the
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politicians say yes in the commons, this is it. well, let's not forget we are only going to the stage we we re we are only going to the stage we were at in 2009. the labour government in 2009 supported expansion at heathrow and parliament gave a general expression of supported expansion there as well in january 2009, so we are only back to that stage, and about 12 months after the previous parliamentary vote in support of heathrow expansion, the plans were thrown out at the high court. and we will certainly be expecting that to happen again. i know that some local authorities and greenpeace have already got their legal papers ready to serve on this proposal should that be necessary. so actually it's going to be really, quite frankly, a very long time, if ever, that there will be any spades on the ground.
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that was robert barnstone there. and we will of course be talking about those heathrow proposals throughout the afternoon on bbc news. it is 17 minutes to two. melissa ohden was 1a when she learned a shocking secret — she was the survivor of a failed abortion. in 1977 her 19—year—old mother had left the hospital in america, believing the toxic saline solution she'd been given over a five—day period when she was eight months pregnant had aborted her child. in fact, unbeknown to her, she'd delivered a baby that was still alive. melissa was adopted into a loving family, but after learning about her unlikely birth, she spent nearly two decades searching for answers. melissa and her birth—mother have now been reunited. she told victoria derbyshire how she felt when she first found out what had happened. it affected me in a huge way. i don't think anybody‘s ever prepared for this kind of news. to be 1a and
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really struggling with who i was in the first place, this news was absolutely devastating, so not long after i learned the truth about my life i really turned my pain upon myself, so developed an eating disorder, struggled with alcohol abuse, in dating relationships, didn't want to be me, in all honesty. i had never heard of anybody like me years ago. of course, now i know that there are many survivors like me, but back thenit many survivors like me, but back then it was a really lonely, painful place to be. and how did you find out? my periods ended up having to tell me. it was really a complete mistake. —— my parents ended up having to tell me. my older sister became pregnant and was considering an abortion, so my parents told her about my survival is so she would understand the consequences of all the decisions she was considering, and so my sister actually let it
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slip to me, in the middle of an argument. she actually yelled out to me, she said, you know, melissa, at least my biological parents wanted me, andi least my biological parents wanted me, and i couldn't understand those words. and she is the one who actually encouraged me to approach oui’ actually encouraged me to approach our parents that night for the truth about my life, and i never saw that kind of news coming. you decided to try to trace your birth family, at 19. so you wanted to find the woman who had tried to abort you all those yea rs who had tried to abort you all those years earlier. it was complex, it was tricky. tell me about when you first made contact with your birth mother. it was complex. it took me over ten yea rs mother. it was complex. it took me over ten years to find them. my biological mother and i didn't finally connect until a little over five years ago now. and what i learned through that experience is that there were even more secrets
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about my survival, that i didn't know, and my adoptive parents didn't know, and my adoptive parents didn't know, and my adoptive parents didn't know, and the biggest secret truly is that my birth mother had spent over 30 years of her life believing that i had died that day, at the hospital. she was not told that i survived, it was kept a secret from her. i was placed for adoption without ever knowing. she never knew if it was a little boy or a little girlshe if it was a little boy or a little girl she had delivered in that abortion, and she had lived with such incredible regret and heartache, so we stuck to communicate by e—mail about five yea rs communicate by e—mail about five years ago, and shared information, built walls of trust in love with one another, before we met face—to—face for the first time about two years ago now. what was that like? absolutely surreal. it was one of those things it is hard to really describe the people, except... i don't know if you have ever been in the midst of an
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experience and you know it was meant to be that way, and that it is just one of those defining moments of your life. i will never forget meeting her and seeing her pain, her pain which haunted me for a very long time after that. but now i get to also experience herjoy. when we moved to kansas city, which is where we live here in the united states, when we moved here five years ago, what we didn't know is that my birth mother actually lives in this very same city. and so it allowed us to forge this relationship. we connect ona forge this relationship. we connect on a regular basis, we see each other as often as we possibly can. one of my half—sister ‘s lives here also with her children, and so my biologicalfamily is also with her children, and so my biological family is now also with her children, and so my biologicalfamily is now huge part of my life. melissa ohden speaking on the bbc earlier today. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour, but first... the headlines on bbc news: controversial plans
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for a third runway at heathrow airport are approved by ministers — mps will vote within weeks. the grenfell tower inquiry continues to hear expert reports on why the fire started and spread so quickly. regional newspapers across the north of england join together to call for action over the disruption experienced by passengers on northern rail. hello, i'm ben bland — in the business news... business groups welcome the government's decision on a third runway at heathrow. the transport secretary says current capacity means the airport is falling behind its global competitors — and means the uk is missing out on global trading opportunities. mr grayling says the extra runway will increase competition on routes, create tens of thousands of local jobs and boost the uk economy. one former conservative transport secretary, though, has dismissed it
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as an "old—economy" plan in a "new economy world". the government — and taxpayers — have suffered a loss of £2.1 billion after selling more shares in royal bank of scotland. the shares were sold at 271p each, almost half the 502p a share the government paid when it bailed out rbs in 2008 — to rescue from the brink of collapse. taxpayers will still own 62.4% of the bank. petrol prices rose by 6p a litre last month, the biggest monthly rise since in 18 years. the rac says average petrol prices hitjust over 129p a litre, while average diesel prices rose to just over 132p a litre. the rac said higher crude oil prices and a weaker pound were to blame for the increases. if you've been to a petrol station to fill up
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the tank you'll notice that in may it would have cost a fair bit more than in april. and you're not imagining it — we saw the biggest monthlyjump in average petrol and diesel prices for 18 years. to fill up a family car — say a ford mondeo with a 55 litre petrol tank — would cost more than £71. compare that with april — when it would have cost less than £68. joining us now is rod dennis, spokesperson for the rac. can you explain how these two factors combine? yes, the oil price isa factors combine? yes, the oil price is a globally traded commodity. again, the uk has control of those prices, and the exchange rate, so that pound the dollar exchange rate, and that is important because oil and that is important because oil and fuel is traded in dollars. fluctuations in exchange rate can have a considerable impact in what we pay. we have a a perfect storm at
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the moment because we have quite high oil prices, around about $80 a barrel, also pretty weak sterling compared to the dollar at the moment, so putting this together means sadly high prices at the pumps and something many families and businesses across the country are currently feeling. rod, i know there will be people watching this screening at the screen that when the price of oil goes up, the petrol and diesel prices go up, but when the price goes down and that is not passed on to customers —— screaming at the screen. they don't fill the benefit when it goes the other way. why is that? a very good point. it is something that rac actually campaigns on for its motorists and members. it is something people do talk about the, the kind of rocket and feather effect. we notice as prices have been going up, there have literally been daily price increases now since the end of
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april, so no question that higher oil prices and worse exchange rate is resulting in higher prices. but it is important to credit those retailers that actually prices do tend to come down slightly when the oil price falls again. perhaps not quite as quickly as some of us would like, certainly a fair point, but i think this is why it is so important we hold retailers to attempt to make sure they understand that when there isa time sure they understand that when there is a time for lower fuel prices, those prices are really passed on at the pumps. we will check on the price of oil a bit later looking at the markets. but, rod, the other thing, we focused on individual drivers, but looking at the scale of purchasing of fuel, for example, by haulage companies, these pennies in the difference of average price per litre on those skills make a massive difference, don't they? to their costs, and then potentially how much they can afford to do in terms of job creation and wage rises. yes, this is the thing about fuel price in this country. business is very affected by exactly what happens to fuel prices. the biggest hauliers in
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the country generally by their fuelling in bulk at a set price, so if they bought it at the point when prices were lower, they would ever there might be benefiting now when prices are higher, but obviously that can't last forever and they will need to buy again. the way things have been going, especially through may, we have elevated prices, bad news for everyone, for the economy, and it also begins to send a message to the government, certainly if they are thinking about what to do with fuel duty, the budget in alton, this period at the moment of high fuel prices is certainly going to give the chancellor some thinking to do —— the budget in autumn. thank you for talking to us, rod from the rac. new car registrations in the uk were up 3.4% in may compared to the same month last year. it's the second month of growth but follows a long decline in sales, largely due to the slump in demand for diesel cars. mike hawes, chief executive of the industry body the smmt, said the growth as encouraging
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and suggests the market is now starting to get back to normal. treasury committee chair nicky morgan, who wants to find out what caused the visa service outage across the uk and europe on friday. mike hawes, chief executive of the industry body the smmt, said the growth as encouraging and suggests the market is now she has also asked visa europe's chief executive charlotte hogg whether customers or merchants will be entitled to compensation from visa. the service sector picked up momentum in may, according to a closely watched survey of purchasing managers. the index rose to 54.0 in may. that's up from 52.8 in april. any figure above 50 indicates an increase in business activity. the services pmi figure, as it's known, is particularly important because services make up 80% of the economy — it covers things like banking, leisure, retail and travel. a quick look at the markets...
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royal bank of scotland weighed on britain's ftse 100 on tuesday after the government sold a stake in the bank, while a rising pound after strong services data piled extra pressure on the internationally—exposed index. shares in rbs fell after the government sold a 7.7% stake for £2.5 billion. asi as i mentioned, that good services data has however helped strengthen the pound, against the euro, but that makes life harder for the exporters on the ftse100 because they make their money abroad in dollars, and when converted a strong pound means they get less for their money. i said we would check in on the price of oil. there are days, brent crude down at $74 a barrel. that is all your business for now. thanks, ben. time for the weather with ben roach. hello, jane. thank you. things moving relatively slowly
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and sedately with our weather at the moment. nothing changing to dramatically but there are areas of cloud floating around so yesterday the isle of wight looked like that, and today it has clouded over. much greyer conditions in southern and south—western areas to take us through the rest of the afternoon. the satellite shows where we have had a lot of cloud but it has been breaking up from the north, so a good part of scotland, northern england, already seeing spells of sunshine, and sunnier skies will edge further south going through what is left of the afternoon. for northern ireland, small chance of catching a shower, and still one or two showers drifting perilously close to the channel islands. temperatures will depend upon how much sunshine you see. what's the south—west yesterday we were well up into the 20s, today maybe 19 degrees. in plymouth, even elsewhere with the sunshine, temperatures not skyrocketing particularly. pollen levels remain high particularly across southern levels remain high particularly across southern areas levels remain high particularly across southern areas and i'm sure you are a hay fever sufferer you
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will have already noticed that. this evening and tonight the cloud in the south—west beginning to break up, but this will likely roll in from the north sea. in between, some clear skies to be hacked and a relatively cool night. you could see chilly with temperatures in one or two places down to three or four degrees. tomorrow starting on a bright note for many, with spells of sunshine. cloud at this stage for parts of north—east england, eastern scotland. cloud in the south—west tending to clear whistle actually tomorrow should be a brighter day lukas mai. temperatures may be nudging upa lukas mai. temperatures may be nudging up a little bit. 21, 22 degrees —— a brighter day for many of us. another change on thursday in the form of showers and storms, pretty intense thunderstorms across france, which as they rolled towards us france, which as they rolled towards us will tend to weaken. just one or two really affecting southern areas on thursday but with at some extra cloud, subtle changes. the further
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north, the better chance you have of staying dry. cloudy close the north sea coast but sunshine elsewhere and temperatures continuing to nudge, 21 in belfast, 22 in edinburgh and quite humid at this stage towards south. towards the week and weekend, still the potential for one or two showers at times, but not all the time in southern areas. further north, reliably dry, some sunshine and temperatures up into the 20s. hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2... controversial plans for a third runway at heathrow are approved by ministers. mps will vote within weeks. expansion at heathrow will bring real benefits across the country, including a boost of up to £74 billion to passengers and the wider economy, providing better connections to growing world markets and increasing flights to more long haul destinations. a corporate silence — companies involved in the refurbishment of grenfell tower are criticised at the inquiry into the deaths of 72 people. newspapers across the north of england join forces to call
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on the prime minister to "get a grip" and deal with the delays and cancellations on the rail network. straight to the house of commons because matt
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