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paris and he will the finish line in paris and he will be crowned champion. a surprise visit waiting from his wife on the finish line. team sky have answered its critics once again and the changing of the guard has begun. the lieutenant has become the captain. after 40,000 miles at sea, history has been made in the clipper around the world yacht race. for the first time, a female skipper, wendy tuck from australia, has led an amateur crew to victory. thousands turned out to watch the teams sail into liverpool, after nearly a year at sea. now we know mary berry is a culinary queen, but it seems she has another talent. the former bake 0ff judgejoined rick astley at camp bestival on the drums. it's not clear how the tv chef ended up on stage, but the singer of hits including ‘never gonna give you up,‘ tweeted he'd "bumped into" her earlier in the day. that's it. i'll be back with
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the late news at ten. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. bye for now. welcome to bbc london news. the because combines the hebrides and the the titans but in the night but winds will strengthen to severe gale force. elsewhere we will see abrasive rain eased off and then turned wetter again. all help to keep temperatures up into sunday morning but sunday will be a windy day. stronger the winds around the north of scotland widespread gales around england and wales outbreaks of rain heaviest to the west and will be drier moments debbie had in the afternoon but bright skies here in their interest of all likely to be northern ireland for tomorrow. temperatures that wherever you are
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will be down for the first time in a long while. temperatures and high teens northern 20s and winds will become more of a feature tomorrow. but the show was around particularly on monday but then warming up. this is bbc news. the headlines. long delays on flights, ferries and cross—channel trains as the recent extreme weather continues to cause problems. eurotunnel says it's now operating a ‘full service‘ on the folkestone—calais route — but has stopped selling tickets until next week. two firefighters die and tens of thousands flee their homes in northern california, as wildfires sweep across the state. we're by no means out of the woods. we're by no means out of the woods. we have areas that are still threatened it still evacuated and we're threatened it still evacuated and we‘ re really threatened it still evacuated and we're really at the mercy of some of these wins right now. also coming up. british victory at the tour de france. wales‘ geraint thomas is set to win as he maintains his lead on the penultimate day of the race. and australian sailor wendy tuck
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has become the first female skipper to win the clipper round the world yacht race. parts of the uk have had almost a month's rainfall in just a few hours, as thunderstorms replace the long summer heatwave. lightning strikes have added to the misery for thousands of travellers, with cancelled flights and trains. among the worst affected have been passengers at stansted airport and those using eurotunnel as simon jones reports. the holiday getaway from hell, seemingly unending queues at stansted airport as flights were cancelled, blamed on the thunderstorms that meant planes couldn't fly safely. the main operator at stansted has
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apologised. it's just incredible how unaccountable they are, there is no—one here to deal with it. the queues are never ending. people are supposed to wait. it's ridiculous. we have been waiting for six hours. then they say that the flight is delayed. then we come back here, another queue for ten hours, just to talk with them. the storms that swept in, heralding the end of the heatwave, heralding the end of the heat waves posted stop as well. the chaos. for three days, trains had been unable to run at full capacity because it was too hot. the air conditioning couldn't cope. the queue of cars trying to get into the tunnel tells this story. some having to wait six and a half hours to get on a train and the company advising people not to travel unless it's absolutely necessary, but those with holidays but have little choice. whoa!
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lightning strikes have also taken out some rail services. and members of the rmt union have walked out on strike on southwestern railway and eurostar. even just getting around became difficult to northern ireland. at the belfast saw an entire month's rainfall injust one the belfast saw an entire month's rainfall in just one afternoon. simon jones, bbc news. simonjones is in folkestone. clearly a difficult day for many people. euro tunnel is back up and running, but is a knock on effect, isn't there from all the delays? the delays are still continuing tonight. it's very busy down there at the terminal, the company was due to deal with around 10,000 cars today and many of those packed with holiday makers heading off a holiday. 0ne slight bit of good news is the delay to actually get into the terminal to reach check—in has gone down now to around 30 minutes and so the queues are using on the
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road leading into the terminal, but once you get to the terminal the delays are still around three hours, and that is likely to continue for the rest of the day. euro tunnel says tonight it will run extra trains to try to ship to the backlog of passengers and that is going to be the key thing. what they want to do is get rid of that backlog so they can start a fresh tomorrow, but if they don't manage to do that overnight that it could be another day of problems ahead. and road tunnel are saying they're not selling any new tickets until next week. they're not selling any new tickets until monday because they wa nt to tickets until monday because they want to get read of the backlog here, and focus on being able to do that. steny appear on the cliffs todayit that. steny appear on the cliffs today it is much, much cooler than it was yesterday. it is very windy here as well, and that is leading some people to ask how can the company still be blaming the hot weather for the problem? company still be blaming the hot weather for the problem 7 is company still be blaming the hot weatherfor the problem? is that although it is cooler today because
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they had to take out carriages over they had to take out carriages over the past days three because they we re the past days three because they were too hot, it has taken some time for them to reset those carriages and get them back in the service. some people questioning whether the company is spending enough on infrastructure. the trains the youths are around 25 years old, but the company says it does not accept this. they are due to last for 50 yea rs this. they are due to last for 50 years in total, and they're blaming what they are calling the unprecedented weather. that's the last time it was so hot in this country was summer last time it was so hot in this country was summer of 76 and euro tunnel did not even exist. they have not had to experience he liked this that has caused so many problems. many thanks, simon jones that has caused so many problems. many thanks, simonjones there. four men have been charged with attempted murder and weapons offences following a shooting in leytonstone's lascelles close on thursday night involving police. no—one was hurt in the exchange. the men were found in possession of a shotgun, an axe and a zombie knife and will appear in court on monday. tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in northern
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california as a huge wildfire continues to burn out of control. two people have been killed and hundreds of buildings have been destroyed. firefighters are battling to control the blaze that's been likened to a tornado of fire. courtney bembridge reports. firefighters say they are battling a fire tornado. fuelled by high temperatures and large pockets of dry vegetation. the fire has destroyed 500 homes in california, and threatened thousands more. oh, my goodness. the blaze has been burning for six days. so far it has scorched more than 118,000 acres of land, an area larger than the city of san francisco. further south, another fire rages, this one deliberately lit, forcing thousands to flee their homes.
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i didn't realise how much my home means to me. in the community. while many seek shelter in evacuation centres, others have been able to return to where homes once stood. we came around the corner and saw this and it was pretty... heartbreaking. we knew if a fire came up it was going to take it. well, it took it. it has taken ten years for it to happen but, yes, it's sad. it is the worst start to the fire season that california has seen in a decade. we have had the drought issue for years now in california. the wildfire aspect has intensified over the years so we've experienced more and more damaging wildfires, fires that start rapidly. it is like throwing gas in these fires.
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they spread so fast. in december, california's governor said devastating wildfires fuelled by climate change have become the new normal and that large fires could happen every year. almost 3500 firefighters are battling to control the carr fire, working through the night to try to contain the blaze, but authorities warn many homes more may be lost. the chief constable of england's second largest police force says budget cuts mean the current level of policing in the west midlands is not sustainable. dave thompson has apologised to people who feel they've received a poor service from his officers — whose numbers have fallen by around a quarter since 2010. mr thompson says he's having to prioritise which crimes to investigate. sima kotecha reports. a taxi driver doing hisjob, and then attacked.
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one of the guys came and smashed the windscreen wipers, threw more bricks, and one of the guys, i did not even see from where he came, he threw a pile of bricks on me. and first it hit me, i was like that, in this position, so it hit me on my elbow, and then on this side, then ijust lie down and i saw them running. he says he was repeatedly targeted in a matter of minutes. his arm and waist were severely bruised. but he claims the police response was nil, leaving him feeling afraid and deflated. i don't feel safe. they're not scared of the police because they feel they will not get caught. that is what they told you to your face. west midlands police admits at times it's struggling to cope and that it simply cannot investigate every crime because of a lack of resources. sometimes that service that we provide in those peak times does not meet what the public expect, i get that. sometimes that service will be a poor service. sometimes, actually,
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the service is what we can and say we will offer. and sometimes that might not always be what the public want to see. the head of the country's second—largest force goes even further and says sorry. demand on the service is going up because actually local authorities and other services have been reduced. some more vulnerable people are coming to the police and we are absolutely at a point where that is not a sustainable position for policing any more and i'm sorry about that, but that is the reality where policing is now. west midlands police has experienced the biggest budget cut of any other force in the country. it has 2,000 fewer police officers today than it had in 2010 and over the next few years, it expects to lose hundreds more. new figures show the number of front line police officers in england and wales has reduced by 20,000 over the last eight years. the government says this force will get millions of extra cash over the next year and that it expects the police to investigate every crime thoroughly, but according to the officer who leads the force,
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that's simply not possible. sima kotecha, bbc news, in the west midlands. large crowds of supporters of the two main candidates in zimbabwe's election have gathered in the capital harare, on the last day of campaigning before monday's presidential elections — the first since robert mugabe was ousted last november. mr mugabe's successor and former close colleague, emmerson m—nang—gag—wuh is hoping to legitimise his rule. we can speak to our zimbabwe correspondent nomsa maseko who's in harare. people are hoping for change and they stayed didn't bobble is a
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deeply wounded and common size station and want whoever will win the elections on monday to take the country forward, and by taking the country forward, and by taking the cou ntry forward country forward, and by taking the country forward it means that creating jobs, it means that sorting out the mess of the economy in the country, and also learning back into international investors and short people and some bob wade who went out to neighbouring countries here in south africa, in southern africa went in search forjobs also come back home to rebuild their own country. and is this a close contest 01’ country. and is this a close contest or is it the case that the man who ousted mugabe, emerson, is the likely victor? welcome in this case polls in this country have been known to be notoriously unreliable, but i can tell you that this is a very different election in that the former president is not even on the ballot paper, and the name of the late former prime minister also not
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on the ballot paper, but people are hoping that this election will bring about change in the fact that also is is the first time in 16 years that international observers have been allowed into this country to monitor these elections. is there a sense that zimbabwe is moving out from under the shadow of the long yea rs of from under the shadow of the long years of mugabe's rule? that's exactly what they‘ re years of mugabe's rule? that's exactly what they're hoping for on the streets that's what they have told me and they're hoping that whoever wins the election on monday will definitely take the country into that direction, and they're also hoping that the piece that we have seen here on the streets and in other parts of this country prevails. many thanks. 0ur correspondent there. the headlines on bbc news. long delays on flights, ferries and cross—channel trains due to the recent extreme weather — eurotunnel says it's now operating a full service but some delays remain. two firefighters die and tens
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of thousands flee their homes in northern california, as wildfires sweep across the state. britain's geraint thomas is set to win the tour de france after maintaining his lead on the penultimate day of the race female skippers have taken first and second place in the clipper round the world yacht race — a first in team ocean racing. australian wendy tuck became the first female skipper to win the 40,000 nautical mile event. her boat — sanya serenity coast — beat 11 other teams to the title. there was also british success at the event — as skipper nikki henderson, who is only 25, came second with her team visit seattle. more than 700 sailors took place in the race. 0ur correspondent peter harris spoke to wendy tuck at the finish line in liverpool.
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well this is the prize—giving for the crews who completed the round the world yacht race. and obviously wonderful scenes here. and i am pleased to say we're joined by the winning skipper, wendy tuck. congratulations, wendy. thank you so much. what does it feel like to be here at last to the end? it's amazing — i can't believe it, i can't believe we've done it and this is just extraordinary. the reception here in liverpool is just amazing. you are the first female skipper to win this event. how does that feel? amazing, it still hasn't sunk in yet. i don't think, it's... yeah, not yet. and what message do you hope that imparts to other women, i guess, to give it a go as you have done? i think if you put your heart to anything, you can go out and do anything. if you just believe in yourself, you can do anything. you are a professional. 0bviously, those who you were on board with aren't. what kind of challenges does that bring? the hardest part is getting the team to gel. you might have people who are really competitive, people who aren't. and just trying to get them all to come together, that's the hardest part. you can teach anybody the sail, and a lot of people who could sail but that's the easy part. it's making the team come together, that's the hardest part. having achieved this,
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what's next for you ? no idea. a holiday — holiday and lots of champagne! lots of champagne! thank you very much forjoining us. thank you. that's wendy tuck there, the skipper of sanya, the winning yacht there, i'm still getting too excited, here at the round the world yacht race. the former president of catalonia and separatist leader carles puigdemont has returned to belgium after spain dropped a european—wide warrant for his arrest. mr puigdemont is still facing rebellion charges after attempting to create an independent republic of catalonia. anna holligan reports from brussels. triumphant and defiant. carles puigdemont crosta european border, spoke freely to a roomful of attentive reporters in brussels, and these feats alone were enough to allow the new leader of the cattle
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lands to proclaim this a day of defeat for the spanish state. today is the day of defeat for the spanish state. in germany, as in belgium before the spanish state has lot many european backers. more defeats will come if they continue to press their case. while that may have scored a victory in this round of thejudicial scored a victory in this round of the judicial battle, scored a victory in this round of thejudicial battle, carles puigdemont still cannot return home without risking arrest. and so the separatist leader vowed to continue his political campaign for autonomy in exile. my journey will not end until all political prisoners are released. the exiles can return and the catalan people will have their rights to self—determination without the threat of violence. and later, a
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small crowd of supporters gathered at the place he will, for now, call home. from his website ends and waterloo ca rles home. from his website ends and waterloo carles puigdemont will frame his peaceful fight for catalan independence in the context of common european values. it's a position he hopes will win the support of the european union which has so far, to his frustration, remained mostly silent. one of america's most powerful media executives is under investigation by the tv network he runs — cbs — after being accused of sexual misconduct. several women told the new yorker magazine that les moonves harassed them. mr moonves has admitted making some women feel uncomfortable, but denies assault. shares in cbs have plummeted. 0ur correspondent, chris buckler, reports from washington. leslie moonves has been a leading figure at the american network cbs for almost 25 years, with a track record for finding stars and developing hit programmes. but now he's found himself facing accusations reported on his own channel's news programmes.
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in news just out tonight, the new yorker magazine has reported that six women have accused cbs chairman and ceo leslie moonves of sexual harassment. the new yorker magazine says the six women claim, among other things, that mr moonves physically intimidated them, forcibly touched and kissed them, or threatened to wreck their careers. the cbs boss has denied that, although he has apologised for making some women uncomfortable in the way he made advances decades ago. in a statement, the television network said... mr moonves, who is married to the well—known cbs presenterjulie chen, has been an outspoken supporter of the #metoo movement.
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now he's accused of allegations very similar to ones he so publicly criticised. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. women s boxing has long lived in the shadows of the sport, but ever since it was included in the london 2012 olympics it has been growing from grass roots upwards. it's led a club in merseyside to start girls only nights and they're proving a huge success. mike bushell‘s been to knowesley to find out more. a boxing class with a difference that no boy is allowed to. the session was put on to meet the demand of girls what to get fitted through boxing exercises but don't wa nt to through boxing exercises but don't want to be in the minority. got a lot more power, so it's easier to go against somebody who you are a lot better with. it's much better because boys will be sweating around
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doing stuff. but you think they will when they don't. it's a confidence and can—do attitude. 0ne when they don't. it's a confidence and can—do attitude. one of the mental obstacles is boys being in the gym and looking at me. taking that obstacle at the way and you are one step closer to overcoming your mainfearof one step closer to overcoming your main fear ofjust getting in the gym. the coaches here want to spread the word that girls can nowjoin boxing clubs across the country, and it's not the male—dominated world used to be. the main problem has been girls to want to go in at twos and threes and male—dominated jim. they are trying to meet increasing demand, recent survey by sport england show that over half of the bulb now taking part in boxing classes are female. professional boxing has certainly seen how the sport has changed. the days i started out about the same person through four times the first two yea rs,
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through four times the first two years, and we only had one category. now you got schoolgirls, we've got youth, eight gigabytes development squad, but it's also nice to see young girls coming in, andjoining it in the boxing. those that want to go on to get into the olympic sport of boxing can do so from the age of ten like these young stars here. a very controlled skills based sport at this age, though. it's mostly about your footwork, and it's not about your footwork, and it's not about punches or anything. i like being there with my friends because it'sjust a sport being there with my friends because it's just a sport where you can do everything with everyone. most here wa nt to wa nt everything with everyone. most here want to want to fight at the british junior level, but for most this is a fun way of getting fitter. and for me with protective padding. 0ne,
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one, two, three! i feel like a turtle. and he just try and throw a big and heavy shots we will see it coming from a mile away, so you need to be faster. i do not see that coming. ididn‘t to be faster. i do not see that coming. i didn't even see it! i wonder who the winner is? i think he was enjoying himself. the cast for the next star wars film has been revealed with a mixture of veteran stars and new faces set to appear. the late actress carrie fisher will also feature, using previously unseen footage. fisher, who played princess leia in the film series, died suddenly in 2016. veterans mark hamill, who plays luke skywalker, and anthony daniels who plays c—3p0, have also been confirmed. now we know mary berry is a culinary queen, but it seems she has another talent. the former bake 0ff
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judgejoined rick astley at camp bestival on the drums. it's not clear how the tv chef ended up on stage, but the singer of hits including ‘never gonna give you up,‘ tweeted he'd "bumped into" her earlier in the day. now it's time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. thank you very much. the weathered the festivals this weekend probably more familiar with a british summer that we have seen of late. the heat swept away by some spectacular storms. so very pleasant when the sun has been with you, but for one 01’ sun has been with you, but for one or two these storms have been especially nasty. just across parts of wales and northern ireland was of the conditions, month worth of rain falling a little under three hours. we have been to the north for a
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while here it is dipping doors around parts of the uk but winding up around parts of the uk but winding up in areas of low pressure and more to come tomorrow. at the moment the heaviest rain pitian across scotland. still some intense storms across england and wales. they will use for time this evening on to be replaced by more persistent rain in the west later. victims becomes confined to the northwest highlands and hebrides but, gets the morning. the wins will really wrap up here and temperatures myna driveway too much tonight. the big story for tomorrow is more rain and strength of the wind. northwest scotland for this area of low pressure, england and wales in this area towards the south. anybody camping will need to that pace tonight and those caravans heading off on the fairies. keep a close eye because you see this here.
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driver northern ireland did a good pa rt driver northern ireland did a good part of scotland, bit of rain in his south and east. the wettest weather and winds gusting will begin with the hebrides. the case of wet and windy in the morning to a brighter in the afternoon. especially in eastern areas of the day. but ireland seeing the best of the weather tomorrow and for england and wales but the cloud throughout especially the morning and early afternoon, but the rain will use back to sunshine and showers in the second half of the day. he is one thing i have not said for a while. to purchase tomorrow will actually bea to purchase tomorrow will actually be a bit below what it should be for this time of the year. 60 to 22 celsius in the high is quite fresh, and the breeze as well. most of the rain clears that to go into monday and weather system working its way in. this was not as potent as we will see on sunday. still fairly breezy on monday but a case of sunshine and showers most likely to
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northern and western areas of the southeast. drier and brighter and temperatures will be there once again. had we have a fresh weekend, lots of showers around by then turning dryer and also warming up. summer is not done with us yet. bye— bye summer is not done with us yet. bye — bye for summer is not done with us yet. bye—bye for now. the headlines. long delays on flights ferries and cross travel trains as the recent extreme weather
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