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sadly, that is all we've got time for this week. join us next time when... mike reports from sarajevo, on a city that is reinventing itself following the balkan war, which caused so much devastation in the 1990s. normally you might pay extra for a beautiful view of these hills, but for that reason, it was one of the most dangerous spots to be, in this hotel. oh, my goodness. this is tiny. and fancy taking a private plane without breaking the bank balance? we are in the air. kat looks at flight sharing via a day—trip to northern france. until next time, from me, and the rest of the team in south africa, it is goodbye. good morning welcome
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to breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. our headlines today: what a waste. new research finds two thirds of plastic containers still can't be recycled, as councils call for action. three people die from heatstroke in spain as record temperatures hit large parts of europe. harvey weinstein‘s lawyers try to get rape charges thrown out, based on an exchange of emails with one of his accusers. tackling the stigma of autism. for the first time a study examines the stress and isolation facing mums, dads and carers. the first test is in the balance after england bowled themsleves back into the game — but they still need to deal with india captain virat kohli. and the weather is looking hot and
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sunny towards the south—east, but cloudy for north—western parts of the country where temperatures should be closer to normal. and we will also be looking at the extreme heat that is with us across spain and portugal. more details coming up. it's saturday 4th august. our top story: the majority of household plastic waste is still ending up in landfill despite efforts to increase the amount we recycle. the local government association says manufacturers are to blame, as the types of plastics used in many yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and other containers limit the ability of councils to recycle them. breakfast‘s jayne mccubbin reports. the costs to the planet are well documented, but local authorities are warning that despite their best efforts to recycle more plastic, they are being let down by manufacturers. while almost all local authorities collect plastic bottles for recycling, around a quarter refuse to collect other food
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packaging because of the way it is manufactured. the rest ends up here in landfill. it seems totally unfair that the burden of unrecyclable plastic, the cost of dealing with that lands with the council taxpayer, when actually manufacturers could do much more to make sure that these plastics are easily recyclable, reducing the cost for council taxpayers and making it easier and better for the environment. while plastic bottles are easy to recycle, their lids aren't and are not always collected. not all local authorities collect margarine tubs, food trays and yoghurt pots, because of the mix of polymers that make it difficult to recycle. even fewer authorities accept black microwave meal trays because black plastic cannot be easily scanned and sorted. the plastics industry has hit back, saying that with 300 different recycling schemes out there, it is no wonder the public is confused. they believe it is down to local authorities to simplify but the lga says that
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if manufacturers are not willing to make a change, they should face a charge to chip in towards the cost of collecting and disposing the products which some councils can't. three men have died from heatstroke in spain as temperatures in parts of southern europe continue to rise above a0 degrees celsius. holidaymakers are being urged to stay out of the sun and the portuguese government has declared a "zero tolerance" policy on barbeques to avoid the risk of forest fires. here in the uk we know it's going to be hot, with some places reaching 32 degrees, but that's still more than ten degrees cooler than spain and portugal. the highest temperature ever recorded in europe was in athens in 1977, when the mercury hit 48 degrees. the record in spain is 47 degrees and that was set only last year. that was in cordoba, where our correspondent seema kotecha is for us this morning:
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good morning. i'm assuming it is slightly cooler because you are near the water. i have been standing here for the last 20 minutes, and i can tell you i'm feeling incredibly uncomfortable. that viewpoint is shared by many people here this morning. it is nine o'clock year, we are one hour ahead, and conditions are one hour ahead, and conditions are stifling. the humidity, the air, it is very uncomfortable. the highest temperature recorded in the south of spain yesterday was 46.1; celsius. around midnight last night here in cordoba it was around 39 celsius. that he is continuing throughout the day, and many people here do not have air conditioning. imagine what it is like for them. lots of discomfort and a lot of continuation of these conditions. we discussed the record temperature in
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athens, around 48 degrees, and there is speculation those temperatures could be reached in the coming days. that's right, some speculation. however, looking at the forecast here, they are saying that the temperatures will probably remain around the same, 44—46. it's not clear whether that record—breaking temperature will be reached in this pa rt temperature will be reached in this part of the region. we know that 39 of the 50 provinces in spain have a health warning in place, and doctors are giving advice to drink plenty of water, stay indoors, and where loose and light clothing. the hollywood producer harvey weinstein is trying to have criminal charges against him thrown out of court. his lawyers say a series of emails that show he was in a consensual relationship with one of the women he's accused of raping, weren't shown to a jury during the early stages of his case. the movie mogul has pleaded not guilty to six charges involving three different women. from new york, paul blake reports. he was once the most famous film
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producer in hollywood. but outrage over harvey weinstein‘s alleged crimes have left him infamous and kicked off the me too movement, leading many women to speak out against sexual misconduct in the workplace. mr weinstein has already appeared in court accused of sexually assaulting three women, which he denies. but now, his lawyer is trying to get the whole case thrown out, saying in part that the jury has not been told the full story. the defence says that dozens of emails, dating from weeks up to four years after an alleged rape in 2013 that were exchanged between weinstein and an accuser, show that they had a long—term, consensual, intimate relationship, and at no point referenced an assault. they say that these emails should have been shown to the grand jury so they could make an informed decision before they brought charges against him. his defence team is attempting to have the other charges thrown out of court on technical grounds.
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mr weinstein‘s lawyers claim some charges are not detailed enough and they weren't sufficiently notified about others. they also claimed the case was rushed to court under pressure from politicians and the media, as actresses like gwenyth paltrow lined up to say that he had behaved inappropriately with them. harvey weinstein was once a hollywood heavy hitter, but now, with a charge that could see him locked away for life, and nearly 100 women publicly accusing him, fame has turned to infamy. the home secretary has described forced marriage as a "despicable" practice, and has promised that the government will double its efforts to prevent it from happening in the future. sajid javid's pledge comes after it was found that his department had granted visas to the husbands of british women who had been forced to marry abroad, with charities accusing the home office of "turning a blind eye" to the practice. 0ur correspondent chi chi izundu can tell us more. tell us a little more about what the
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home secretary has said. he made these comments in a series of tweets on twitter and was making them as a result of the times newspaper investigation which fire and, as you said, but last year there were 90 cases where people tried to block the entry of foreign spies is into the entry of foreign spies is into the uk. even though there were objections raised in those these applications, nearly half were still issued from the home office. charities have warned that girls and women in particular are being forced into abusive relationships as a result of home office decisions. 0ne charity even went as far as to say that immigration officials were turning a blind eye to the issue over concerns of cultural and religious sensitivities. the home 0ffice religious sensitivities. the home office has categorically denied that
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accusation. sajid javid has said he will redouble efforts to bring those who force women, british women, intermarriage, justice. behaviour amongst rival heart surgeons at a south london hospital has been described as ‘toxic‘, ‘tribal‘ and could have contributed to an increase in patient deaths. a leaked report into lower than expected survival rates at st george's said that the heart unit was consumed by "a dark force" and strong leadership was needed in the department to turn it around. a spokesperson from the hospital said the surgery service was safe, but that urgent and major improvements were required. theresa may has met with french president emmanuel macron as she tries to win backing for her brexit plans. the prime minister cut short her holiday in italy to meet with mr macron at his summer residence in the south of france. 0ur political correspondent tom barton has the details — hejoins us from our london newsroom. some details perhaps about what the
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outcome might be in terms of brexit negotiations? we know that the at rather delicious sounding dark chocolate creme brulee, but number ten and a lazy palace, neither telling us exact what was either during dinner of what happened beforehand. we know why theresa may decided to cut short her italian holiday and accept this invitation from emmanuel macron to his official residence in the south of france. it's because she wanted to explain in person what her vision for brexit is. there has been concern among the british negotiating team that the eu negotiator, michel barnier, has either misunderstood or misrepresented the agreement that was settled at chequers a few weeks ago, particularly over financial services and britain's pledged to accept eu rules on the environment and state aid. so theresa may and
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her ministers are spending the summer her ministers are spending the summer talking directly to european governments trying to make their case ahead of a key meeting in september. tom, thanks. police have launched a new appeal for information about the dissapearance of a midwife from stoke. samantha eastwood has not been seen since finishing her shift at the royal stoke university hospital last friday morning. staffordshire police say are treating the case as a high risk missing person inquiry and have appealed for dashcam footage from anyone driving around the stockton brook area last friday afternoon. londoners could be forgiven for thinking a newjames bond film was being shot on the thames yesterday as jet skis sped through the capital. but there was no sign of daniel craig — it was a real police chase. scotland yard's marine policing unit was spotted chasing four jet—skis as they raced past the greenwich peninsula and canary wharf towards central london. police said they were able to make the jet—skis change their course but then had to call off the chase
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for safety reasons. although weather. we know about the web across europe, also the weather here coming up in a moment. nearly 100 british women forced into arranged marriages abroad are now living in abusive relationships here in the uk after the home office gave their partners visas. the home secretary sajid javid has called the practice "despicable" and promised to do more to combat the issue. we're joined now by jasvinder sanghera, who is the founder of karma nirvana — a charity that supports women who have been victims of forced marriage and honour abuse. good morning. you are very familiar with people who have been in this situation, and you yourself have experienced. can you tell us can of things people experience in relation to these as being asked for and then being told to back up these applications? yes, first and
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foremost, the victim of forced marriage, people abusing them as often their nearest and dearest, theirfamily. often their nearest and dearest, their family. they are, often their nearest and dearest, theirfamily. they are, first into these marriages, they are taken out of the country, and it is often the family members that are making the application for the visa. they are the ones who are complicit in this, and the victim might not even know about this until it actually comes to the signing of a document. so they have alarm bell with respect to these applications that we now have been granted, so they have taken the courage in the face of multiple perpetrators and reported this to the home office, and been knocked back because what the officials have not done is spoken to them. instead these visas have been granted. and my opinion, what's happened is that family members have been providing the evidence of why this is a legitimate marriage, they have been believed, not the victim. what should be happening, in your estimation? first and foremost,
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where a victim reports this, they have to be spoken to, without the presence of family members. what people don't recognise is that in this context of abuse it is the family that are the perpetrators. what officials should have done is spoken to the victim, believe them, taking it seriously, and blocked the visas. the thing here is, the victim is not able to make a confidential statement. what that means is, it is a public statement. so the family are going to know that they have blown the whistle. and what we are asking for is for it to be a confidential statement, so they don't have the additional repercussions of putting themselves at risk. it sounds nonsensical to not ask the person who apparently is married to the one who is asking for the visa application, or to give them a private room or one—on—one interview. why does that not happen? it sounds common sense, but it is not common practice on absolutely. and you can say that about many
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things in this field, where things are not consistent. because what the family will do in these cases, they will literally make the application and convince the officials that they are speaking on behalf of of our person. and what the officials have to recognise is that these are actually the perpetrators. what we understand about forced marriage is that it was always the family that is going to be conspiring. what about the numbers? looking at the numbers now, something like 1300 people were given advice by the government's forced marriage unit. there is a unit that exist that recognises what is going on. in 2017 they give advice or support in 1200 cases. is this just the tip of the iceberg? i wonder how many have actually been reported in relation to what is actually happening?m actually been reported in relation to what is actually happening? it is absolutely the tip of the iceberg. we recognise it is clearly underreported, as with other forms
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of abuse, underreported, as with other forms ofabuse, in underreported, as with other forms of abuse, in this case perhaps more so of abuse, in this case perhaps more so because of the multiple perpetrators and it takes an immense amount of force to report against people like your family. of the government forced marriage unit statistics, the majority of people are under the age of 18, as young as 13. if we look at the landmark criminal conviction in june, this was a british—born mother that forced her 13—year—old intermarriage. does that not come up on the documentation? of the person marrying is underage? in terms of sponsor marrying is underage? in terms of sponsor any foreign national, you cannot sponsor anybody until you are 18, but under the age of 18, these families are still marrying them, and they will say to the victim, don't tell anyone what has happened abroad. so the individual victim was taught to be silent. but the thing is, these kids are in school, so where you have somebody under the age of 16, the authorities should be dealing with this as a safeguarding issue. the comments from sajid javid, do you take any comfort from
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those? he talks about a "despicable, injermaine practice". those? he talks about a "despicable, in jermaine practice". and those? he talks about a "despicable, injermaine practice". and also talked about redoubling efforts to make sure you pay for your crimes. what do you make of what he has said, and do you think it sounds distinct from what remains heard before? it does sound distinct, it is heart—warming to hear it. i would say, we now know that visas have been granted to individuals that have arrived in the uk on the back of forced marriage. what we want to know is, does that mean now there will be investigations of those, including potentially looking at whether criminal offences have happened? whether criminal offences have happened ? but the whether criminal offences have happened? but the individuals and the family members. as we have a law in this country, forced marriage is a criminal offence, since 2014. two convictions is not good enough. we have an opportunity to send out a very strong message in relation to individuals using the immigration system to come here on the back of a forced marriage. let's hold them to account. thanks for your time. you are watching vector. it is warm
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outside, both here and in mainland europe. here's chris with a look at this morning's weather. yesterday's top temperature in the uk was in kew, 33 celsius. temperatures were about the same at four o'clock this morning at the end of the night in the hottest parts of portugal. it's incredible. and this extreme heatwave has been doubling for a number of days. it will peak today. the high yesterday was 46 in spain. in portugal we could see high temperatures of 47 celsius later today. this will challenge the national temperature record in portugal which currently stands at 47.4. we will get close to the spanish record and close to the european record. but it is the portuguese record that looks most vulnerable. here in the uk the hot
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weather is set to continue. not at those levels, but temperatures sneaking into the 30s in the south. loud across north—western parts, because we have this area of high pressure to our west, dragging in most of the atlantic, bringing in cloud from the north—west. so these north—western areas will be cloudy through much of the day. a few mist and fog patches around coastal areas which will thin with time. most areas will see some bright weather. it is across southern england, the south midlands and east anglia that we have the highest temperatures. in the hottest areas pushing into the low 30s. cloud across northern england, the north—west of wales, and building in for a time across the midlands. and further north to scotla nd the midlands. and further north to scotland and northern ireland. a cloudy day. temperatures here normal for the time of year. a few showers moving into the western isles and highlands. an isolated shower possible in northern ireland. but
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most having a dry day. this evening rain comes into the western isles and highlands. a damp night here, but away from that north—west corner clear spells, and a dry night, not as hot as last night. the low temperatures tonight down to 16 in london. for sunday, the second half of the weekend has decent weather for most. the best of the sunshine for most. the best of the sunshine for england and wales. thicker cloud may move into the western side of scotland, bringing some rain towards the end of the day. in the south again temperatures push well into the high 20s and low 30s. you're watching breakfast from bbc news, it's time now for a look at the newspapers. astrophysicist carole mundell is here to tell us what's caught their eye. we'll speak to her in a minute,
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first, let's look at the front pages. the guardian takes a look atjeremy corbyn responding to accusations of anti—semitism in the labour party. he has broken his silence, the guardian says, acknowledging that there is a real problem. but he strongly rejects the idea that the party poses any threat to the jewish community in the uk. he has written in the newspaper. front page of the daily mail, recycling shambles. always has been a problem, confusion over what you can and cannot recycle. the telegraph, its front page takes a look at mark hanna, the bank of england governor, blamed for the slump in the pound. pictures of the slump in the pound. pictures of the eiffel tower in the sun, we heard from chris about soaring
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temperatures in mainland europe. therefore tower is closed at the moment, long queues for people trying to look at that. and on the sun, and other space story. you might think... it is about mars bars. they are pulling advertising from youtube because they don't want to be in or around videos with violent imagery music full stop you picked up a story about online gene testing. yes, this is customer which is at —— this is a company which is a gene testing service to look back at your ancestry, but scientists are warning this could be medically misleading particularly because the company claims to offer tests for the breast cancer gene. and
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scientists are worried that if people are given a negative result it could result in women not doing the checks they need to. and of course this is the gene that angelina jolie had. they are saying do not use this service for medical tests, you should see a doctor. you can use it to trace your ancestry, the company claimed, but do not use it to rely on medically. story in the telegraph about... we've talked about this a lot, exercise generally, particularly about children, and this is about walking to school. yes, the government ran a campaign last year urging families to walk more often but it seems to have had the opposite effect. we have had the opposite effect. we have seen an increase, a small increase of children going to school by car, being dropped off rather than walking. it is clear that we probably need maybe a better campaign or need to see whether that
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will have an effect over the long term, but it has not had the desired affect at least in the short—term. this story the bluebird, you like this, charlie. yes, we can see this double page spread in the daily mail. when you saw the pictures, maybe we can see some of the ones we have this morning, because it has been... there was the appalling crash, and then they managed to get all the bits back together. this thing has been lying under the water for 34 years. it is remarkable that gathered all the bits from the bottom and have managed to piece it together painstakingly, and today it is going to have its debut launch, if you like. when i look at the images they are, it looks a bit like a space rocket to me. that's right. it was a revolutionary design. yes, it was around the peak of the space industry around the same time, and
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speeds this gets up to are phenomenal. it will be amazing to see if it does perform today. who will be driving at? with that history, it is bittersweet, isn't it? yes, it is quite poignant and touching that the enthusiasts have been so dedicated in piecing this together, because you can see the salvaged picture here, it really is a mess. to get that back to pristine condition to launch on the water today i think is fantastic. one of the significant thing is, we can see the significant thing is, we can see the images here, so many people saw it. it sounds silly to say that now, we're used to everything being filmed and seeing things live. and of course space is haunted by imagery of things that have gone wrong. yes, that was special in 1967 as she said. it may not have been filmed had the risks been appreciated. it is a very poignant
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story from the time, and hopefully people who have the memory of that will see this as positive that it has been resurrected. charlie mentioned space. we have obviously seen shuttle disasters, and what it doesin seen shuttle disasters, and what it does in terms of psychology are pushing forward the psychology, knowing that the human cost of the risk of human life being lost a surreal, how does that affect industry, do you think? as a species we do push frontiers which is why we have progress, and astronauts and engineers and everybody involved in space flight really appreciate the huge risks involved, and of course astronauts are very highly trained, and the technologists work very hard to make sure everything is as safe as possible, but when disasters do happen we have to learn lessons to make things safer for the future. something a little lighter, i have a new kitten at the moment. what surname? xena. she is an absolute
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delight custom she is mischievous, and a little stupid if i'm honest, because she trapped yourself in my t—shirt drawer and did not let me know she was in there. ten minutes she was in the draw. lucky it was just a t—shirt drawer! she was in the draw. lucky it was just a t-shirt drawer! yes, but this cat had an even lucky escape. this isa cat had an even lucky escape. this is a remarkable escape. this cat was edgily stuck in its own‘s radiator grille, behind the radiator grille in the car. that was bad enough as to be lived there for nine days without food and water, the car was actually driven around. so this cat travelled in this way for over 80 miles before the owner's father discovered the animal behind the grille and managed to get a garage to liberated. does it say why the cat was found ? to liberated. does it say why the cat was found? the owner was looking for the posters up around the neighbourhood, was heartbroken that it had gone missing, and then it was her father who noticed some it had gone missing, and then it was herfather who noticed some movement behind the grille, and to this car to the vet, then took it to a local
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garage and the managed to liberate the cat. it just garage and the managed to liberate the cat. itjust has a bruised nose. i think it has used one of its nine lives. suitably be unperturbed by. thank you very much. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. still to come this morning: after success at the velodrome yesterday, today it's the turn of britain's rowers to go for gold at the european championships in glasgow. we'll catch up with double 0lympic gold medalist james cracknell in around 15 minutes' time. stay with us, headlines coming up. hello, this is breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. coming up before nine, chris will be here with all the weather. and john will have the sport. first a summary of the main stories. two thirds of household plastic waste is still ending up in landfill sites, despite effo rts
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efforts to increase the amount we recycle. local government association say that manufacturers are to game and are considering asking government to ban many low—grade plastics that can't be recycled. ministers say recycling rates are rising, but have acknowledged that there is much more to do. it seems totally unfair that the burden of non—recyclable last it, the cost of dealing with that, lands with a council tax payer, when manufacturers could do much more to make sure that these plastics are easily recyclable, reducing the cost council taxpayers and making it easier and betterfor the environment. three people in spain have died from heat stroke is the southern european heatwave continues. a red weather warning indicating a threat to life has been issued in several countries including france, where authorities are urging holiday—makers to stay out of the midday sun. in portugal, police have introduced a zero tolerance policy on barbecues to lower the risk of forest fires.
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harvey weinstein‘s lawyers have filed a motion to have the criminal case against a dismissed. his lawyers have told a judge in new york that dozens of e—mails exchanged by mr weinstein and an accuser upto four years after an alleged rape showed that the two had alleged rape showed that the two had a long—term insensible relationship. he denies all the charges against him. early on breakfast entertainment attorney jonathan handel told us he was convinced the lawyers would succeed with this appeal. there is some duty in new york unlike most states to represent evidence of innocence, but this really isn't that. this is evidence that may tend to undermine the testimony of one of the women, maybe, but doesn't really negate the question of whether a sexual assault happened, sexual conduct with force 01’ happened, sexual conduct with force or threat of force. so it is very unlikely, highly unlikely, that we will see the charges dropped.
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behaviour amongst rival heart surgeon at a south london hospital has been described as toxic and tribal and could have contributed to an increase in patient deaths. bay leaf report into lower—than—expected survival rates at saint george's said a strong leadership was needed within the department turn it around. a spokesperson for the department said that surgery was safe, but urgent improvements were required. mars has removed millions of pounds of advertising from youtube after its brands appeared before music videos which appeared to glamorise violence. a spokesperson said the video placement breached their brands safety guidelines, and that they are 110w safety guidelines, and that they are now taking action to remove all advertising on you tube. last year mars spent £5 million in advertisement on the video sharing site. londoners could be forgiven for thinking a new james londoners could be forgiven for thinking a newjames bond being shot on the thames yesterday as jet skis sped through the capital, but it was
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a real police chase. scotland yard's marine policing unit was spotted chasing four jet marine policing unit was spotted chasing fourjet skis, this is them racing past greenwich peninsular and ca nary wharf towards racing past greenwich peninsular and canary wharf towards central london. police said they were able to make the jet skis change their course, but then had to call off the chase for safety reasons. you can see some of the chase was caught on camera for people watching from the sidelines. those are the main stories this morning. extraordinary pictures. it is 26 minutes to nine. it is time to get an update on all the sport with john. it isa john. it is a big day today, the test match will decide in edgbaston. we saw sam curran haul england back into contention, and a lot will rest on the performance of virat kohli today. if england can get him out,
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and it won't be easy because he is one of the batsman in the world, that they stand a chance, and james anderson was saying that he was going to bed last night dreaming of getting about this morning. so let's hope he can do it. a fascinating day to come. the test will be decided and it could still go either way. england had youngster sam curran to thank for setting india a competitive total to chase. look at this impressive hitting. he made his maiden test 50. india need 194 to win — they'll resume on 110—5 after england made some important breakthroughs yesterday. much will rely on captain virat kohli who's still at the crease on 43 not out having made a century in the first innings. i have been encouraged the way i have bowled so far, found the edge a few times in the first innings. on another day i could have got him for 20 and then we are not talking about how brilliant he is, we could be in a much different position now, but that is not the case and we have just got to go away and know that he is someone, no one
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is invincible in world cricket, we can get him out and we'll be trying to do that in the morning. and they stand a very good chance. he said it was a possibility — now andy murray has pulled out of his washington 0pen quarterfinal, saying he's exhausted. he also posted this on social media. "boring, miserable, no personality... big heart, though", with a picture of him crying into his towel after his last match, which didn't finish until after three o'clock in the morning. so he clearly hasn't lost his sense of humour in light of that. good on him. the new championship season began last night. former england midfielder frank lampard was in the dugout with his new club side derby, and what a dream start to life as a manager. they came from 2—1 down against reading to win it with 15 seconds of injury time remaining. tom lawrence on the end of that one. and after all the success lampard's had as a player, he said this win was "right up there" with the best moments of his career. for celtic, never before has
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a scottish team won the treble treble, by lifting the league, the scottish cup and league cup three seasons in a row. but that's the challenge facing brendan rodgers' side as they begin at home against newly—promoted livingston. celtic are bidding to win the scottish premiership title for the eighth year in a row. as the champions it is ourjob to not just defend, but go and win again. it is the same idea, we want to develop the squad, that is more of our goals for this year. we want to develop the work that we have already put in over these last couple of years, the development of players. i always think when you work with individuals and teams then there is always room for improvement. daniel ricciardo has caused quite the stir in the f1 drivers‘ market by leaving red bull tojoin renault. the australian has been with red bull for his whole career, but he said it was time for a fresh challenge. he's expected to be replaced by carlos sainz or pierre gasly. england's georgia hall is just one shot off the lead at the halfway stage of the women's british open.
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she's yet to drop a shot at royal lytham this week and four more birdies took her to 9—under par as she looks for her first major title. but canada's brooke henderson hit the shot of the day — a hole—in—one on the 9th. and won a case of sparkling wine, which she gave to the reporters at her post—round press conference. great britain's medal tally at the european championships is expected to rise today. they have one gold so far, thanks to laura kenny, katie archibald, elinor barker and neah evans in the women's team pursuit on the cycling track in glasgow. emily kay took silver in the women's10km scratch race, the men's team pursuit quartet won bronze, and there was bronze for hannah miley in the swimming pool. so, where will the medal chances
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come today? at lunchtime the focus will fall on the rowers going for gold in the men's quadruple skulls. there are 18 rowing events in total, nine for women and nine for men. let's speak now to former 0lympic rowerjames cracknell who will be watching all the action from glasgow. and james, we mentioned the quadruple skulls who stand a good chance. how well are the rowing team expected to do? it isa it is a continental championships, not a world championships, but rowing is very strong, especially germany, france, italy and the former eastern bloc, so there is good competition here, and the perfect race before they go off on their training camps before the world championships. it is interesting watching nations here, the intensity that some nations are putting on the european championships as a whole compared to maybe when it was just the rowing championships, is significant. how
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are we fixed? you talk about looking towards the world championships and onto the live pics. a lot of familiarfaces, peter onto the live pics. a lot of familiar faces, peter reid, onto the live pics. a lot of familiarfaces, peter reid, heather stanning, helen glover, she hasjust had a baby. how the squad positions as they look to pick up more medals and with the olympics and tokyo the horizon? every national team changes a lot after an olympic games, the start of the next 0lympic cycle, and rowing was bigger we had the men's four and men's 81—macro, 12 athlete and only three came back, and we had and only three came back, and we had a katherine grainger and helen stockton, a lot of experienced medallists have gone, and the skulls, the men's quad has stepped up, the men's double going in the semifinals, the men quad will also hopefully pick up a medal, and potentially one another from the
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women's four and the women's pair, so we will definitely get three medals today, hopefully four. and which names should people be looking out for? the men's doubles have shown to be good, and the men ‘s quad have been consistently on the podium in the finals lately, and they will be looking to lead the charge with a gold hopefully this morning. james, it is charlie. good morning. james, it is charlie. good morning. you know you were talking about the talent there is now. some people who just can't watch rowing on big occasions, and i would include myself in that, are coming back to the times when you add sir steve redgrave when in a boat together, the bar has been set high. whenever team gb get into a rowing boat now, we think they are going to win, do you think it was your generation that marker, do you think
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that haunts rowers now to a degree, or is that an incentive? that is a really good question, charlie. if the rowers themselves are looking at the rowers themselves are looking at the times they are doing on the rowing machine in the gym or on the water, they are far faster than my generation or steve's generation were, so they know they are better athletes. the one big change, and this is a good thing for british sport, if you remember back to atla nta sport, if you remember back to atlanta in 1986, we only won one gold medal at the olympics, and it was in rowing, so rowing event became a very high—profile live export, whereas you think in atlanta we had two guys come back with gold medals, steve redgrave and matthew pinsent, and in rio in 2016, we had 60 athletes come back with a gold medal, so every sport has raised its level, and therefore most stars are going to shine particularly bright in any one sport, because medals are two a penny. it is a success that just continues, doesn't it? james, what is this idea about a tree and
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skewering the spectators at the strathclyde rowing lake? —— obscuring the view for the spectators. it seems a very strange place to put a grandstand. in fairness, the tree was before the grandstand. matthew has had his knuckles rapped for the picture. the tree is in line with the finish line, so they have put the grandstand behind the tree. luckily it hasn't been packed yet, but maybe they will start slipping away at the branches. you will be good to hear that nobody will be sat behind it. james, thank you very much. enjoy the rest of the championships. who would have thought that? no trees were harmed! can you imagine if the tree was removed for the harmed. —— for the
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stand. where are we watching this? you can find live coverage of the championships on bbc one and two, bbc radio 5live and sports xtra plus the bbc sport website. you can also catch up via bbc iplayer. 21 gold medals up for grabs today, so you won't miss a beat, we have got it all covered. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the headlines: the majority of household plastic waste is still ending up in landfill, despite efforts to increase recycling. this is according to the local government association. three people have died of heat stroke in spain as a southern european heatwave continues. temperatures predicted to hit 47 celsius today. let's pick up on those temperatures. some predictions of 47 degrees in mainland europe, very uncomfortable, andi mainland europe, very uncomfortable, and i know people in the uk have been struggling to get a decent nights sleep, so i can't even imagine what it's like in those
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really hot parts of mainland europe. it is mind blowing, yesterday's top temperature in the uk was 33 degrees in kew, those were the top temperatures, and it was that temperatures, and it was that temperature in the middle of the night in portugal. today will be the peak of the heatwave, and a severe heatwave, too, temperatures inspected to peak at 47 degrees, the hottest in portugal. that will challenge the portuguese national temperature record which has stood for 15 years, 47.4. we are going to get pretty close to the spanish and the european temperature record, it will come down two tenths of a degree, might not quite get there, but we will wait and see because it will be very close. looking at our weather today, we have warm sunshine to come across england and wales, particularly more southern parts. the further north and west you go, the cloudy aid will get, but it will
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bea the cloudy aid will get, but it will be a largely dry day for most of us. 0urarea of high be a largely dry day for most of us. 0ur area of high pressure is sapped our west, dragging in 0ur area of high pressure is sapped ourwest, dragging in moist 0ur area of high pressure is sapped our west, dragging in moist air across these north—western areas, and that is what is bringing all the cloud. they cloudy start to the dave mooney. a few mist and fog patches dotted around on the irish sea coasts, they will lift and clear. cloud will turn to bubble up across the midlands, but across southern parts of england and east anglia, thatis parts of england and east anglia, that is where the best of the sunshine will be, with the highest temperatures widely mid to high 20s. further north, the thicker the cloud gets. bright spells across wales in northern england, scotland and northern ireland as well, but there will also be the risk of a few showers, the odd isolated shower in northern ireland, although most places stay dry, and particularly as we get through the latter part of this afternoon. for some there is a bit of rain on the way, and that will continue here overnight as well, turning a little bit more persistent in nature, but further
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southis persistent in nature, but further south is a dry night for the vast majority of us, and those temperatures not quite as high as they were, but still pretty slow to come down in london, dropping to 16 by the end of the night. still a warm nights sleeping for sure. but for the second half of the weekend, reasonable weather to come for most parts of the country, the best of the sunshine to and wales, bright for northern ireland and scotland, late in the day thicker cloud moving to western scotland, bringing more general outbreaks of rain, which could turn quite heavy later in the day, but away from that again, i temperatures in the south, low 30s and the very hottest areas. that is how it is looking, back to you two. thank you, chris. the time now is 8.40 seven. parents of autistic children face a range of challenges, now for the first time a team of researchers are looking into how misconceptions and negative stereotypes about the condition affects the mental health of mums, dads and carers. 0ur reporter simon dedman has been to meet one group of carers to hear about their experiences. for these autistic children,
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understanding and managing their emotions will be a battle for the rest of their lives. for their parents, nurturing and raising them through their school years, it's a difficult challenge. we've had people shout and swear at us we've had people shout and swear at us in the street, but we just ignore them. just let him have his meltdown, as long as he's not hurting anyone, and we carry on with what we are doing. sorting out their children's special educational needs is an additional pressure. to make sure that he has structure from the school and home. and you work together as a partnership, because if you don't there's a breakdown, and you have got a potential child that is to be in crisis a lot of the time. now, the university of that bedfordshire is looking into the psychological impact on parents caring for autistic children. the mother who organises these events for families with autistic children believes this study could improve understanding of what they and their children go through. it can be very difficult
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forfamilies, particularly in the school holidays, to find somewhere that their child to feel safe, or to go out and enjoy family activities. and what are the kids plans for the rest of the holidays? i'll be doing holiday clubs, like, gymnastics holiday clubs. playing in my pyjamas all day. researchers found that parents of autistic children often experience feelings of stress and isolation. it's hoped the study will lead to new ways to support them and help them cope with the stigma and pressure they can face. simon dedman, bbc news. dr chris papadopoulos from the university of bedfordshire joins us on the sofa, and chief executive of the charity autistica, jon spiers is in our london newsroom. there is a phrase that has stuck out
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from me, stigma, but stigma protecting. what does that mean, because that is the aim of the programme, to help carers, mums and dads? what it essentially means is that we acknowledge that changing public attitudes, while ideal, is very difficult and time—consuming, so this idea is to help protect the pa rents so this idea is to help protect the parents and carers from that external public stigma. enabling them to better cope and resist that stigma, and crucially, to prevent them from self stigmatisation, because if they believe the stereotypes and misconceptions... but they don't, do they? they see the joy that these children bring, as all children do. why is that stigma seeping into their personal lives? the evidence is quite clear that it does. there are two types of stigma in play. the first is the public stigma towards autistic people themselves, that they are perhaps incompetent or have a
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character weakness or don't have a place in society, and parents that don't know any better, particularly during that crucialjuncture post diagnosis, might believe those stereotypes. so that has a devastating impact on their well—being, when it is not actually true. those things are just misconceptions. and the other part of stigma is this thing called courtesy stigma, which is where the stigma is directed at the parent, that they are to blame, for example, for the onset of their child's autism, and that they should be ashamed, etc. jon spiers, how does this play out in practice in families? what we hear all the time from families is the process of going through a diagnosis is very difficult, so families often spent years fighting to get the diagnosis in the first place, and then of course as with many of us, we would expect that you would get support at that point, and sadly the truth is that point, and sadly the truth is that they don't. so families feel very abandoned, very isolated, when
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they get that diagnosis, and unfortunately that feeds, as chris was saying, into feelings of isolation, potentially into mental health problems as well, and we hear that all the time from families. it becomes a real struggle, and there is very little that helps them understand that stigma, helps the back—ups build their own confidence and start to advocate for themselves and start to advocate for themselves and their families and start to advocate for themselves and theirfamilies and and start to advocate for themselves and their families and really rebut some of those myths that society seems to be perpetuating. jon, as you both said, the families know very well the problems they are facing in terms of being stigmatised. research like this in practical terms, how useful is it? they are talking about resources, whether people are going to listen to their needs. could this change something, more evidence? absolutely. if we think about the need for more services on the nhs, which is really what it comes down to families, we do need more, better, evidence —based services, the studies are exactly what will change that. so we are in a position hopefully not just to provide
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change that. so we are in a position hopefully notjust to provide direct support for families, but also for those families themselves to become advocates, to become the people who can change those myths, so you get that dual benefit. the families themselves benefit, but also we start to change social attitudes, which is vital. so, chris, what you need families who are caring for children with autism to do? we'd like them to sign up to the study. they can do that by going to our website, the university of bedfordshire's website and typing in the wood autism, they will find information. if they are interested and they do participate, they will participate in a group setting, they will meet with other similar parents in similar situations, discuss their experiences, and one of the key aims of the support programme is to try and get them to understand that autism isn't something that they should be ashamed of, it isn't something we should stigmatise. in fa ct something we should stigmatise. in fact there is a lot of beauty in autism. yes there are sometimes
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challenges, but ultimately it is just a neurological difference. there is no evidence that autism in itself is anything worse or bad or anything we should be ashamed about, rather we should celebrate and resist the stigma that does come to us resist the stigma that does come to us in that way. dr chris papadopoulos, thank you very much, and also our thanks to jon spiers in the studio in london. thank you very much. the start of august means we're in the peak of the summer festival season — there are events taking place in fields and parks across the country this weekend but only one with the magic combination of cbbc favourites cbbc‘s summer social is a festvial for 6—12 year olds. ricky boleto is there for us as day two of the festival gets under way. you've got to play the part. we are inside the mash up studio here at croxteth park, whether some social
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is happening the cbbc. something like 20,000 kids will be here, and it runs all the way through to tomorrow. you have to think of it like a glastonbury for kids. i'm going to take these off now because i can't see what i'm doing! so instead of having beyonce headlining, we have some other really fa ntastic headlining, we have some other really fantastic acts that a lot of young people will know, the likes of unionj here, x factor winner, johnny 0rlando, unionj here, x factor winner, johnny orlando, and notjust singers, we also have some volggers here, they are huge with kids these days, they have millions of followers. we also have some other fantastic events as well. there are other tents where you can meet and greet cbeebies stars, they are literally rehearsing right now for saturday mash up. we are going to get involved in the action in a bit. max and harvey are some massive
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singers, they are rehearsing right now. but i tell you what, let's come closer. not only do they have cbbc presenters here, but they also have gunge, have a look at that! it wouldn't be child ren‘s gunge, have a look at that! it wouldn't be children's telly without some of that. max and harvey, how are you doing? you are on bbc brea kfast. are you doing? you are on bbc breakfast. last time you want, you demolished our studio and damage the sofa. so, apologies for that. sorry about that! a festival of the kids, how important is it for you to be here today? it is really important because we have never actually except for one festival into one thatis except for one festival into one that is just based around kids, which is a really cool idea, because it is safe for the kids, fun for them, and it is a nicer environment. and you guys aren't finding out that volggers is huge among kids these
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days, do they all want to be volggers? you do see a lot of kids walking around with cameras, but it is filming it properly and editing it all, it can get a lot, so there are a lot of kids blogging, so that is quite good. and also, there is some gunge here, or are you guys going to be gunge later?m some gunge here, or are you guys going to be gunge later? it is a vote from the public. how did you not bring some more clothes? best of luck today. coming over here, we should be speaking to unionj, but they have vanished. there you are, guys, they have vanished. there you are, guys, you on bbc breakfast this morning. how awesome is it to be at a kids festival? really important, because a lot of festivals are unnecessarily accommodating families and kids, so it is nice to come to
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somewhere which is a lot of fun and nice for the kids to have a good time. there is something for everyone , time. there is something for everyone, it is notjust the kids who will enjoy it, i think all the parents will hopefully like it as well. where is your third member? he missed his alarm. this is a bit early for him. it's not early, it is nine o'clock in the morning! i have been up since five. pull your socks i been up since five. pull your socks up! best of luck for later, hope you meet lots of fans here. just before we go, i wanted to show you. behind there is a pyramid of toilet roll, and that is part of the saturday mash up challenge. it's called the brush off. you basically push the trolley into the toilet roll, and if you get one of the toilet rolls into the trolley, you win. it is all going on here, it is going to be a far fantastic weekend. ricky, you do know that we have been
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itching to see you with the gunge? u nfortu nately itching to see you with the gunge? unfortunately there is not enough to go around this morning, so i am escaping that as well. he has got all the excuses, hasn't he? he got out of the dancing earlier, now he is getting out of the gunge. we will get more supplies sent immediately. still to come: the hot weather has made sleeping difficult recently. if you are struggling, we have some tips for you. the headlines coming up. good morning, welcome to breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. 0ur headlines today: what a waste. new research finds two thirds of plastic containers still can't be recycled, as councils call for action. three people die from heatstroke in spain as record temperatures hit large parts of europe. harvey weinstein‘s lawyers try to get rape charges thrown out, based on an exchange of emails with one of his accusers. the first test is in the balance
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