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heart and your problems -- such as heart and your problems —— lung problems and young children who are lung problems and young children who a re less lung problems and young children who are less able to look after their own temperatures. —— house cool. are less able to look after their own temperatures. -- house cool. the last couple of months have been warmer and drier than usual, in the south of england, this month could be one of the driest on record. hot weather will be with us all week, we have an area of high pressure right over the country, like winds, strong sun, long days, the heat can build up sun, long days, the heat can build up nearthe sun, long days, the heat can build up near the surface of the earth and thatis up near the surface of the earth and that is what we are seeing this week. we are told warm weather is here to stay at least until the end ofjune and here to stay at least until the end of june and forecasters here to stay at least until the end ofjune and forecasters believe we could be looking at similar conditions continuing into the start of next month. talking of forecasters, we have one here. the hot weather will stay with us here. the hot weather will stay with us throughout this week right to the end ofjune. whether you like it or not, you will have to get used to it. this week will bring plenty more dry weather and plenty of heat and strong sunshine with high a uv
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levels, all because of this, and area of low pressure —— high—pressure, and underneath this, as it sits on the british isles, heat will continue to build. 33 today, but then even scotland and northern ireland will get into the high 20s, plenty of sunshine through the afternoon, bit more cloud across the afternoon, bit more cloud across the north of scotland, some areas of high clouds turning the sunshine hazy in places but essentially a beautiful afternoon, the warmth and the sunshine, and confirmation of a temperature very close to 30 degrees across the south—east corner. this evening and tonight, dry weather and clear skies, you will notice this, area of cloud, rolling in from the north sea, lapping onto the coast of eastern scotland and eastern england. little bit cool from the likes of aberdeen at edinburgh, quite a warm night the further south and west you are. tomorrow, here we go again, plenty more of the hot sunshine. the cloud i spoke about, across eastern parts, it will
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retreat to the immediate coastline, where it does hang around it will keep things a little on the cool side. you can see the orange colours on the charts, spreading west, warmest weather tomorrow, parts of the midlands, wales, west country, 27 or 28 degrees. while we are basking in the warmth and sunshine, not like that across all parts of europe, in fact, not like that across all parts of europe, infact, look not like that across all parts of europe, in fact, look towards greece, area of low just greece, area of low pressure just lingering, that is going to bring some really heavy thundery downpours over the next couple of days, not a great week to have chosen to head on holiday in this direction and weather forecasters in greece say it will be more like autumn there over the next few days. back home, firmly in summer, looking ahead to wednesday, lots of sunshine, cloud lapping onto eastern coasts, again, looking at temperature charts, lighter colours. if you want relief from the heat, the east coast will bring that, further north, further west. higher temperatures, glasgow,
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edinburgh, 28 degrees. still well up into the 20s further south as well. looking further ahead, does anything change, not much, call close to the east coast, the weekend may bring a shower, really is just made, east coast, the weekend may bring a shower, really isjust made, and lots of dry weather ahead. —— is really just lots of dry weather ahead. —— is reallyjust made. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. on whether to allow a 3rd runway to be built at europe's ifan good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. what a sunday it was for the england team, breaking records at the world cup, and former captain terry butcher thinks gareth southgate's squad can go all the way in russia. well, the manager and his players landed back in st petersburg last night, but those who didn't start
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against panama were already training this morning and preparing for the match with belgium on thursday. and that could be just the start of something special, according to butcher. iac no reason why they can't go all the way. i was asked last night, can they win it mischa i said i didn't know. it all depends on the momentum they continue to build on. but it has potential. it certainly attracted a lot of interest from the rest of the world, who are standing backin rest of the world, who are standing back in amazement. they are a group of players who are not internationally recognisable. i think it is building one game by game, get the elton game, see what gamérgét fi‘ge elton gang'seewhat there gamergot fite elton gantaseowhat there and in the round of happens there and in the round of i6, happens there and in the round of 16, not getting too far ahead of ourselves. sick of seeing those goals yet? surely not! here's why terry butcher is so excited — john stones scored the first of his two goals to start things off
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against panama before jesse lingard got the third and the pick of them, which was an absolute beauty. and another day, another three harry kane goals, this time he got a couple of penalties to put away. and got his hat—trick off his heel to complete a remarkable day for him and england. although former england midfielder frank lampard says he's not getting too excited just yet. without being disrespectful, panama we re without being disrespectful, panama were below par and i think we knew that. we should give them credit to a degree but we should certainly give them credit, but in terms of ranking yet, it's hard to do. the real ones to rank and test will be if we can go head—to—head with belgium or in the knockout stages, head—to—head with a bigger images and produce. i believe the team can.
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this is part of their growing as a group and at the moment, in both games they played very well. england will play either senegal, japan on colombia in the last 16, who dedicated their 3—0 win over poland to their midfielder carlos sanchez. he received death threats since being sent off in the third minute against japan last week. back to today's action and it's the start of the final round of group games. they're all played at the same time, and cristiano ronaldo will be hoping to drag his side into the last 16 when they play iran at 7pm. they're level on points with spain, who play morocco, also at 7pm. before that, at 3pm, hosts russia face uruguay for the right to see who will top group a. and saudi arabia play egypt, both of those sides already on their way home. coverage across bbc television and bbc radio five live. one other line of football news for you, and the issue of safe
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standing will be discussed in parliament today. the debate's been called after more than 110,000 people signed a petition. standing has been banned in england's top two divisions since 1989, and the government's current policy is that all—seater stadia are safest. but it has said that the time is right to look again at the issue. andy murray plays the second match of his comeback in eastbourne this afternoon. his opponent is stan wawrinka, who is another three time grand slam champion on the way back from injury. dan evans is one set up in his first round wimbledon qualifying match. wimbledon starts a week today. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. rescue divers have entered a flooded cave network in northern thailand, in the hope of finding 12 teenage football players and their coach. the team was trapped inside the tunnels by
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a flash flood on saturday. richard galpin reports. this photograph of the youth team was taken by a coach just before they all went into the cave on saturday afternoon. since then, nothing has been heard from them. but outside the entrance to the cave complex, their bikes and other belongings left as they set out for what should have been a fun adventure. instead, a major rescue operation is under way with members of the thai special forces also involved. there have been flash floods inside the cave and there are reports that rescuers found sandals and backpacks at one spot inside. the tham luang cave is a tourist attraction in the far northern region of chiang rai. it extends for many kilometres underground. for relatives, this is now day three of the harrowing wait for news from inside the cave.
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it is likely the boys and their coach have been trapped by the recent flooding. for the rescue teams, this is a particularly difficult operation as water levels inside the cave have been rising. navy divers reportedly managed to reach the main chamber in the complex and saw footprints, but nothing else. turkey's president erdogan has promised to implement rapidly his agenda after victory in the country's elections. he will now assume sweeping new powers, which were approved in a referendum last year. critics warn he is moving towards increasingly authoritarian rule. the leader of the main opposition group admitted defeat this morning, but said it had not been a fair contest. selin girit reports from istanbul. never before in a decade has an
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election race been so tight and turkey. but the president's supporters did not disappoint. this vote—winning machine in turkey held on to power despite a fierce opposition campaign. translation: one nation, one flag, one country, and one state, for this we will be one. the primary challenge he faces is just that, bringing the nation together. this country feels more polarised than ever. president erdogan is either despised or adored. he will now receive a sweeping new powers such as appointing his cabinet, his vice president, and even seniorjudges. that concerns the opposition. president erdogan's main rival warned that turkey was entering a dangerous regime of one man rule. he called on president erdogan to embrace the whole nation. translation: president erdogan, from now on please don't act like you are the leader of the etp. bring people together. be the president for
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the 81 million people. i suggest you use my campaign slogan, everyone's president. president erdogan's governing party lost seats in parliament but will still be able to secure a majority with the help of the nationalist party, who did much better in the election than expected. since 2016 over 100,000 public workers have been dismissed or sacked from their posts. more than 50,000 were arrested. 90% of the media here in turkey is controlled directly or indirectly by the government. president erdogan is adamant that turkish democracy is strong. and a huge turnout yesterday proved it. when more than 700,000 rohingya refugees fled from myanmar last autumn, there were widespread reports of rape and sexual assault by the burmese military. aid agencies warned that unwanted pregnancies would result in hundreds, perhaps thousands, of babies being given up for adoption.
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0ur south asia correspondent danjohnson has been to the refugee camps in bangladesh to examine the legacy of sexual violence. you may find some of the issues covered in dan's report distressing. she's only a week old. but the joy of her precious new life is tinged by the long shadow of what her mother endured. the worst cruelty inflicted on the most vulnerable people. translationwmi they raped me and then that night, i was raped again. they did it again the next morning and that afternoon. she told us she escaped but was recaptured and raped many more times. eventually, she was helped across the border. then she discovered
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she was pregnant. she faced the toughest of dilemmas, and all this atjust 17 years old. translation: to have an abortion would have been a sin, so would giving my baby away. they committed a sin, i didn't do anything wrong. her grandparents are the only family she has left. her parents are missing, presumed dead. amongst hundreds of thousands of refugees, aid workers prepared for a wave of unwanted babies. but so far, the numbers have been low. the biggest fear is that these children will grow up with a stigma attached to them, and that any child born at this time of year is at risk of that stigma. so we're working extremely hard to build in a safety support system for these children so they can grow up with the best possible chance. so many have been marked
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by sexual violence. all these women have stories of rape and beatings, husbands and children killed. this woman became pregnant but miscarried. she told me she wanted the baby because her two sons had been murdered. of course, it's difficult for us to check these accounts, but so many of them are so similar. there are two big unknowns here. the first is, just how many people are talking about? it's hard to be precise about the number of women who were raped, the numbers who may have had abortions and the number of children to have been born in this situation and may have been given away. the other big question isjustice. will there actually be any sort of investigation? will there ever be accountability for these crimes? the trauma touches so many lives and its impact is long—lasting. translation: how could they do such a thing to me?
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if this doesn't happen, i would have got married and lived a normal life. but when i see my baby, i just feel love for her. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour, bottirsk—r the future of heathrow — mps will vote today on whether to allow a third runway to be built at europe's busiest airport. the fire—fighter in charge when the grenfell tower fire began tells the inquiry he wasn't trained to decide when to fully evacuate a high rise building. police injamaica investigate the deaths of british couple charlie and gayle anderson who recently retired to the island from manchester. in the business news: the taxi hailing company uber is in to court today appealing
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against being banned from london. transport regulators refused to renew its licence after raising concerns about the way it vets drivers and reports crime. the company says its made big changes. the country's biggest estate agent has seen shares fall after issuing its second profit warning this year. countrywide, which runs firms like bairstow eves and gascoigne pees, says first half earnings could be £20 million lower than the same period last year. morrison's has brought back paper bags for fruit and veg as the backlash against plastic continues. the company wants them in all its stores by the end of the summer — right now they're in around 490 branches. more on uber. a court in london is going to consider whether it's fit and proper company to operate in the capital. last year transport for london refused to renew its licence. employment lawyer anna mcaffrey explains the issues. in september last year, it published a 25 page report
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as to why it decided not to renew the licence. and chief amongst the concerns with things such as passenger safety, particularly in relation to reporting of crimes and background checks and drivers. so it says that it needed to see significant improvement from uber in relation to passenger safety and security and at the time, last year in september, itjust didn't think uber was doing enough. we're all a lot more aware of the dangers that plastics pose to the envirornment and many businesses are trying to phase them out. well a new guide has been published for the restaurant industry it's by the sustainable restaurant association, and its boss andrew stephen joins me now. what are the biggest obstacles to people in the restaurant industry going plastics free? good afternoon. i think the biggest obstacle we see
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amongst 8000 restaurant members from hotels, cafes, pubs, all kinds of hospitality businesses, is a lack of time. it's a very busy industry and trying to become independent expert around such a complex field such as, what are all these different plastics materials? how can we recycle them? will definitely get in the way of really good decision—making. the way of really good decision-making. what is in your guide to assist them? it is about keeping it simple and asking the right questions to join up the dogs. the problem is in the plastic material itself, it is however it is used, how the supply chain interacts with the waste management structure. 0ur with the waste management structure. our guide helps restaurant ask the right questions and make practical steps around phasing out the single use plastics that are problematic for those businesses to try and make sure the cure isn't worse than the disease. you are right we are all increasingly aware of the problem of plastic, there's a tidal wave of public awareness, and we are trying
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to provide information to make them right make the right decisions. what role do consumers play in this? we all play an enormous role in creating the positive change that is necessary. in the uk, our recycling infrastructure is woeful and in order to improve that accelerate the improvement we need to vote with our pound and fat. look for high recyclability content, go to pubs and rest rooms doing that and that will speed it up. ifi as and rest rooms doing that and that will speed it up. if i as a consumer is saved to the restaurant owner, why are you using plastics in this particular way? what would your advice be to that restaurant owner. thank them for the question, get their e—mail and thank them for the question, get theire—mailandl thank them for the question, get their e—mail and i guess, thank them for the question, get their e—mailand i guess, using tools like our guide, welcomed the question but then make that someone's role within the business, try and appoint somebody within the
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business to take on board the complexity of that and give the right answers back to people. they don't expect it immediately but they can be their best advocates of you ta ke can be their best advocates of you take the time to give the right a nswer take the time to give the right answer back. thank you very much indeed. ftse has been under pressure as fears persist about a trade war between us and china and us and europe. the estate agent country wide has also seen losses after issuing its second profit warning this year. mining firms like anglo american and glencore have also been under pressure because of lower commodity prices. that's all the business news. more than half of councils in england are now charging residents to collect garden waste. the bbc‘s rip off britain: live found that local authorities earned almost £74 million from providing the service last year. the local government association says it is just one of the changes that councils have had to make because of a £5 billion hole in their finances. simonjones reports. counting the cost of clearing up the garden. more of us are now having to pay to have our green waste taken away.
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while the law says local authorities have to pick up household waste for free, funded by the council tax, there is no such rule about garden waste. this street in manchester falls under two different councils. one which charges to collect it and the other which doesn't. why should we have to pay for something that's in the past has not been a problem? my first emotions were we shouldn't pay because it's something you've always had included in your council tax. 172 of the 322 councils that responded to a freedom of information request from rip off britain live said they charge to collect garden waste. in the year 2016—17, councils and almost £74 million doing it. the average cost to residents is £42110 each year. local authorities say the money raised is used to maintain the service. with a £5 billion hole in council finances, with funding needed for adult social care, for children's services,
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for potholes, for all of the other things that you cover in stories to do with local government, this is one of the areas where councils have seen that they have to charge. counting the cost of clearing up the garden. they also say it's unfair people without gardens should have to fund those who do have them. the government insists any cost charged must be reasonable and clear. it is europe's first full—size p°p‘up it is europe's first full—size pop—up shakespearian it is europe's first full—size pop—up sha kespearian theatre it is europe's first full—size pop—up shakespearian theatre and it is opening in a car park in york. colin paterson has been to see it. in much ado about nothing, shakespeare wrote, would my horse had the speed of your tongue. well, what would he have made of the speed of this? in three weeks, a car park right in the centre of york, turned into a full—sized pop—up shakespearean theatre, the first ever in europe.
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and it was all the idea of one man. someone said, oh, pop—up, i thought it would be inflatable. i was like, no, it's not inflatable. there were a number of elizabethan theatres, all different shapes, bizarrely, and why wouldn't there be? people were trying out new things. theatre was in its infancy then. if they came here today, they'd recognise it. they'd go, it's just the same. what's this stuff? you used scaffolding, we used oak and you're using something else! but they would recognise inside, and they would say, you are using flying, we used flying! they'd recognise trap doors. the whole enterprise is costing around £3 million without any subsidies. 660 people can be seated with another 300 standing, exposed to the elements. it's incredibly exciting to be in it and it is very intimate on the stage. it feels like being you are embraced by the audience. no—one is more than 15 metres away, which is very special. it is being called a pop—up. it didn't pop up. this was like so much effort, gargantuan work and design. it has worked and paid off.
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and in the back, a pop—up costume room in use for both macbeth and a midsummer night's dream. these are the costumes for two of them. they are for two of them. don't want them getting confused. we do not want lady macbeth coming on as half a fairy, do we? how has the fact you've got this shakespearean theatre influenced you ? massively. you have to be very robust in your design and design decisions. you have to be very bold and committed. and look how bold and committed i was to this costume. this is a strong look. that's a strong look. so, finally, did shakespeare actually ever make it to york? we know his troupe did, but there's no historical records that he got here, but we think he did. the inference is that if his troupe did, he came with them, but he did not sign any graffiti saying, will was here. but now it is shakespeare in york all summer—long.
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it's not only on the pitch that there's been a fierce rivalry during the world cup. yesterday's game between senegal and japan saw the two sets of fans trying to outdo each other afterwards in the stadium. you may remember how both sets of fans hit the headlines after taking time to clean up after their earlier matches. well, as you can see, they carried on their anti—litter operations after sunday's match. the result — a draw in which everyone was a winner. we don't come here to leave the rubbish here, we have to take it out after every game, to show the world that we are nice people. when we do that, next time, wherever we go, we have a good reception. that's why we are doing it. because we get big fun from the stadium, we have to clean, for ourjapanese mind.
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time for a look at the weather. good afternoon to you. whether like it or not, this hot weather is here to stay. very little change in oui’ here to stay. very little change in our forecast throughout this week so there will be more scenes like this, sentin there will be more scenes like this, sent in from a weather watcher in east lothian. plenty of dry, hot weather and with some strong sunshine. bear in mind, high uv levels. high—pressure is keeping things settled and the heat has just been allowed to build through the weekend and will continue to do so. some today in the south—east coast to 30 degrees but that will spread further north and west as well and parts of northern ireland and scotla nd parts of northern ireland and scotland will get into the high 20s later on. this afternoon brings largely sunny skies, a bit of cloud into the north—west of scotland but temperatures ranging from 24—30.
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into this evening, lots of late sunshine to enjoy. the sun goes down and most of us will keep clear, starry skies overhead. but one area of cloud while drifting across eastern scotland and england. temperatures here 7—9 but further west it will be a warm night. tomorrow, to all intents and purposes, we do it again. lots of dry weather and sunshine. the cloud in the easter will bring back towards the coastline but if you are heading to the coastline, some of the cloud could lead you through the day. a cooler feel as well. the warmest weather will be in the deep orange parts, wales, the midlands and the west country, 27—28. while we are basking in summerlike conditions, for the south—east of europe it is a very different story. low pressure just lingering close to parts of greece. here, some really
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vicious, thundery downpours to come. weather forecasters in greece have described this as more like autumn than summer. that will gradually drift its way north across eastern europe. back home, on wednesday, we are firmly an summer. long spells of sunshine. always with some clumps of cloud on the north sea coast. you can see the lighter colours on the charts and it will be cooler there. further he west and north, temperatures into the high 20s. 28 unlikely for glasgow and edinburgh. into the week and weekend, most users will stay dry. cooler towards the east coast and chances for a shower over the weekend. hello, you're watching afternoon live, i'm ben brown. today at 2:00pm. the government says it's the biggest transport decision for a generation. mps vote today on whether to expand heathrow airport with a third runway we know there are mps who disagree with that,
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who disagree very strongly. at the end of the day, governments have to take a decision, we have to form a judgment, that's what we've done. we are now saying to parliament, "back thatjudgment". the foreign secretary, who's opposed to the third runway, denies he should have resigned over the issue: he says it would have achieved absolutely nothing. the fire—fighter who led the first response to the grenfell fire tells the inquiry into the disaster he couldn't remember being trained on how to fully evacuate a high rise building during a blaze. the british couple murdered in jamaica. the family of charlie and gayle anderson say it had been their dream to live on the island for their retirement.
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