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good morning, welcome to breakfast, with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. our headlines today: the unexplained death of a british couple on holiday in egypt leads to the evacuation of more than 300 tourists from a thomas cook hotel. alex salmond, the former first minister of scotland, denies allegations of sexual misconduct. he says he's suing the scottish government over its handling of the complaints. no safe level of alcohol. a major study says going teetotal is the only way to avoid any risk to your health. good morning. rangers have one foot in the europea league group stage but celtic manager brendan rodgers says his side must take more pride, after another disappointing night. good morning. sunshine and showers today. the weekend looking quite
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cool today. the weekend looking quite cool, chilly night, some sunshine and rain, the bank holiday weekend, there is a lot to talk about, i will have all of the weather in the next half an hour. it's friday, the 24th of august. our top story: thomas cook is removing all its customers from a hotel in egypt after the unexplained death of a british couple. john cooper and his wife susan, from burnley, in lancashire, died at the hotel steigenberger aqua magic in the red sea resort of hurghada. the circumstances of their deaths are unknown. let's get more from our reporter, matt cole, who is in our london newsroom. matt, it is quite an unusual move from thomas cook, to remove the gas from thomas cook, to remove the gas from this hotel. yes, it is, naga. we are still getting details through. we know thatjohn and susan cooper were at the hotel with their daughter. —— guests. it is a 400 room property run by a german firm that runs a chain of luxury hotels. what we know is that on tuesday,
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john cooper suffered a heart attack. he was taken to hospital, but sadly died. but then, just a few hours later, his wife susan also passed away in circumstances which are not yet clear. now, it transpires that susan cooper actually works for thomas cook. the company has issued a statement expressing its deep sadness at their deaths, but the statement also goes on to say that it has also received further reports of raised levels of illness amongst the guests. safety, says the statement, is always its first priority so for precautionary measures they decided to take all of its customers from this hotel. we have been getting reaction from other thomas cook customers. janine cook and her husband stayed in the steigenberger aqua magic a couple of weeks ago. they were both taken ill too. janine particularly says they feel that the company has made the
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right move. they were absolutely second to none, very, very good, and lam sure second to none, very, very good, and i am sure based on our small experience of illness, which is not in any comparison to this tragic loss to mrs and mrs cooper, they are absolutely right in removing people from the hotel, even if there is the slightest notion of some virus or some outbreak of anything. so, starting this morning, all 301 customers thomas cook has in the hotel will be offered alternative accommodation, or if they prefer they will be offered a flight home. 0thers they will be offered a flight home. others who are to stay at the hotel in the next four weeks will be offered alternative holiday options. the firm itself says that it only gave the hotel, aqua magic, a clean bill of health a month ago but it will add the meantime —— in the meantime work with local authorities to make sure the investigation goes as well as possible. thank you for
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the moment. the former first minister of scotland, alex salmond, has denied sexual misconduct allegations made against him. the daily record newspaper says the claims date back to 2013, when he was still in office. here's our political correspondent glenn campbell. ina in a statement, alex salmond says to people made allegations against him, the daily record says the complaints we re the daily record says the complaints were of a sexual nature and dated back to 2013 when he was first minister. alex salmond refutes all allegations and says some were ridiculous. he said that they were being dealt with under what he called an unjust procedure in place from the scottish government after he left office. he said he was not allowed to properly challenge the case against him. mr salmond who twice led the snp is seeking a judicial review of the complaints process in the court of session. the scottish government said it would defend its position vigorously. the chancellor, philip hammond, has been accused of launching a "dodgy project fear" by brexit—backing conservatives
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after he warned that a no—deal brexit would cause major economic damage. mr hammond's comments camejust hours after the brexit secretary, dominic raab, played down the likelihood the uk leaving the eu without a deal. 0ur political correspondent tom barton is in westminster for us this morning. tom, sequence of events, the brexit secretary's announcement yesterday, the chancellor weighing in with some thoughts late in the day, it now what? this isn't the first time that philip hammond has drawn fire from brexit supporters within the conservative party. in this letter which was sent to the commons treasury committee yesterday like you say just hours treasury committee yesterday like you sayjust hours after dominic rabo had been talking down the prospect of a no—deal brexit, he warned, the chancellor, he want no deal could see economic output fall by between 5% and 10% —— raab. that is over 15 years. and if it happened
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it would cost the treasury £80 billion a year and they would need to borrow the money to fill the black hole, but that warning, that the impact could last over the long—term, one and a half decades, is in marked contrast to what dominic raab was saying, launching papers, telling businesses what they should do it in the case of a no deal outcome, saying there was only really the likelihood of short—term disruption in the event of a no deal. jacob rees—mogg has said last night that no deal is not as absurdly frightening as the chancellor thinks, saying the treasury's brexit panic means that the forecast can no longer be trusted. for the moment, thank you. there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption and health officials should consider recommending that people go teetotal, that's the findings of a major global study. the research was led by the university of washington and published in the lancet medicaljournal. here's our health
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correspondent, dominic hughes. just how much alcohol is it safe to drink? different studies offering apparently contradictory results can be confusing, as is the level of risk posed by drinking even a moderate amount of alcohol. and now, new research says there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. the global study looked at drinking habits over 26 years in 195 countries. around the world, one in three people are thought to drink alcohol. alcohol use is linked to nearly a 10th of all deaths in those aged 15 to 49. this leads the authors to conclude that any health benefits of drinking are outweighed by the risks. in the uk, the advice is to limit consumption to 14 units a week — around six pints of lager, or seven glasses of wine. health experts say for most people, sticking to this level of consumption presents a very low risk, and in the end, this is what the debate around alcohol consumption comes down to, the level of risk we're each
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willing to live with. dominic hughes, bbc news. australia will have a new prime minister after malcolm turnbull was forced out by his party rival. the treasurer in the government scott morrison led by the liberal party led a leadership contest held this morning. mr turnbull who didn't stand to vote said he was proud of his record and blamed insurgent mps for bringing him down. no australian pm has served a full three—year term since 2007. hurricane lane has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it begins to reach land in hawaii. authorities have warned residents and visitors that strong winds and heavy rain are likely to cause serious disruption for several days. emergency shelters have opened and schools, businesses and government offices are closed. travel chaos is threatening to scupper plans for thousands of holidaymakers ahead of the bank holiday weekend. more than 2 million people are set to leave the uk this weekend
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but a perfect storm of rail cancellations, road works and airport strikes could severely hamper people's hopes of getting away. simonjones is at port of dover for us this morning. good morning to you, simon. it looks like a lovely day. it could get tricky later on? yes, it is expected to bea tricky later on? yes, it is expected to be a frantic friday and for many people a fraud friday at the start of the bank holiday weekend. the rac reckon 14 million of us are going to ta ke to reckon 14 million of us are going to take to our khazir for leisure journeys over the next four days. —— get into our cars. people are already in the queue and they expect 8000 here alone. at eurotunnel it is almost double that, some 15,000 vehicles, likely to lead to problems on the motorways, for example the
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m20 is expected to be very busy, also the m1 and the m5. if you are setting out today the worst time is to be when tourist traffic combined with people leaving work early. there are also likely to be problems over the weekend over the railways, london euston for example will be shut for the second weekend in a i’ow. shut for the second weekend in a row. and also liverpooljohn lennon airport is facing strike action from some workers, although the airport is insisting that is not going to affect passenger services. now for many people heading away, it is not a bank followed a week for everyone. scotla nd a bank followed a week for everyone. scotland will have to wait until november. but for many of us this is the last long weekend we can expect before, dear i mention it, christmas. simon, thank you very much. four men have beenjailed for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the uk with a street value of more than £41 million. the group, posing as businessmen, flew on a private jet from colombia to farnborough airport, where they were stopped by border force officials injanuary.
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0fficers seized 15 suitcases found to contain half a tonne of the class a drug. the men were sentenced to between 20 and 24 years in prison. itv says declan donnelly will have a co—host for this year's series of i'm a celebrity, get me out of here. the announcement comes amid speculation the presenter may have fronted the show by himself following his co—host, ant mcpartlin, being given time off following a recent drink—driving conviction. the 2016 winner, scarlett moffatt, remains the bookmakers' favourite to take up the role. the time is now 6:11am and there is lot to talk about in the sport. how are you, holly? i am well, thank you, the action in the europa league, celtic and rangers in action ata league, celtic and rangers in action at a happy man behind you, steven gerrard, victory over ufa last night, meaning rangers go ten games
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unbeaten under steven gerrard, but he says he still wants more, he wasn't happy with the performance despite the win last night. steven gerrard still unbeaten as rangers manager. rangers have one foot in the group stage of the europa league, after beating fc ufa 1—0. but celtic boss brendan rodgers was critical of his side's defence, after their 1—1 draw with fk suduva of lithuania, but they do have an away goal to bring home to glasgow next week. but burnley face a difficult task to qualify after they were beaten 3—1 by 0lympiakos in athens. burnley boss sean dyche said the officials had succumbed to pressure from the home players. chris ashton‘s prospects of an england recall have suffered a setback. he's been banned for seven weeks after a bad tackle in pre—season for sale. it means he'll miss the start of the premiership season. and sophie hahn was one of six british gold—medallists on a big night at the european para—athletics championships in berlin. she took the t38 200—metres title as britain go into day five on top of the medal table.
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huge amount of success for the athletes over in berlin is so far, really impressive, top of the leaderboard. see you in a few minutes, holly. charlie was talking about the lovely views in dover this morning with the sunshine frou, i wonder if it will be like that for everyone. yes, there is some sunshine to start the day particularly across eastern part of the uk but there are showers already coming into the north—western areas and that is the story today, we are dodging the downpours, sunshine and showers, quite breezy and blustery, enhancing the caulfield to the weather not just today enhancing the caulfield to the weather notjust today but enhancing the caulfield to the weather not just today but through the weekend, so there is some blue coming through a the british isles and the flow of air from the north—west shutting any heat out of europe —— cool feel. east is best in europe —— cool feel. east is best in
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europe with the higher temperatures. along the f1 from the north—west the radar picture shows the speckled showers and the tendency is to drift further south eastwards as the day goes on. so many eastern parts will be dry with the best of the sunshine for the longest and not many showers reaching south—eastern areas. later on today, you catch a shower elsewhere, it could be heavy, thundery, the risk of hail and it is a breezy day with the average wind speeds, some dusts around 30 mph or so. there is some sunshine too and out of the shower it might not feel too bad but that bridges are below average for many of us for the time of year. and where the showers move through the wind picks up and it will feel decidedly cool. some heavier downpours across southern parts this evening into the first pa rt parts this evening into the first part of the night. then they clear away and we are left with showers to the north—western parts later in the night. the main story is how chilly it is going to be overnight throughout the weekend. tonight it is down to around four or five
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degrees in the coolest places. so saturday begins and at least there will be some sunshine around. it is a quiet day tomorrow. there are not as many showers. they are not as heavy. what there are will fade in the afternoon and the wind will ease a touch. so some afternoon sunny spells, temperatures one degree or so high, and then for part two of the weekend on sunday, look at this, low pressure coming in and that means expect rain, windy conditions and it's going to feel a bit cooler again. quite a bit of rain coming on sunday. eastern parts will try to hold on to the dry weather for the longest. even here we will see the rain pushing in during the afternoon. still a bit to play for in the timing but the dark blue indicates heavy rain and it will maybe brighten up in northern ireland in the afternoon. winds around 40— 48 mph around the western coasts, it will be a cool day on monday and then the bank holiday, with the quiet weather, showers dotted about, many places though will be essentially dry on monday, there will be some good spells of
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sunshine around, the wind will ease a touch again and the temperatures arejust nudging a a touch again and the temperatures are just nudging a little a touch again and the temperatures arejust nudging a little bit higher. so it will feel a bit better on monday. so we are at it up and down on the weekend, some rain, some sunshine, certainly not a wash out, it sounds lovely. not a wash out, we will take that, thank you. let's take a look at today's papers. first, the front pages. the sun claims to have an exclusive revealing that holly willoughby will be declan donnelly‘s co—host for the next series of i'm a celebrity... get me out of here! we were talking about the prospect of him presenting it on his own. as well as a story about a naked man tackling car thieves! the guardian has a picture of nazinin zaghari—ratcliffe who's been temporarily released from an iranianjail being reunited with her daughter. the mirrorfeatures katie piper, who's about to star in this year's strictly. she was unveiled on this programme last week. the man who attacked her with acid could soon be released from prison. the times leads with brexit splits in cabinet laid
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bare by hammond. this is one of the stories we're covering this morning. the row over a no—deal brexit will damage the economy. and looking online, the uk edition of the huffington post leads with trump in trouble, and has seven things you need to know about the president's current predicament. holly is with us, what have you got inside? the back pages for a start are very varied this morning for the sport, but the guardian have gone with this, markjohnson yesterday became the most successful trainer in british history after poets society, ridden by frankie dettori, won. 4194 wins. a very narrow victory but really the one that mattered to make him the most successful trainer in history. over how many years? over a 31 year
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career. 4000... 4194 winners. how many years? over a 31 year career. 4000. .. 4194 winners. do you know if they break down these statistics inside as to how many horses he's had out and how many have won? i'm sure they do, yeah. that's the crucial one in a way, isn't it? that's the figure that really matters. sounds pretty good. it was a 20 to one shot yesterday as well, not expected to win, but really impressive. 0n the inside pages there is a feature on this chap, lando norris, if you haven't heard of him using well, he will make an appearance at the belgian grand prix today. this will be his debut for mclaren in practice one. this is someone who's been making waves three over the last few years and he's a teenager. so many teenagers this past week have been getting their exam results and worrying about his teachers, he
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hasn't done his yet because he's been focusing on this aspect of his career. just 18. a while ago wasn't there a formula 1 driver who got a seatin there a formula 1 driver who got a seat in a formula 1 car but didn't have his driver's license? didn't have his driver's license? didn't have his driver's license? didn't have his driver's license? plenty are in that situation who do carting to get into it, that means they bypass this, he was one of them. he was just seven years old when he became the youngest carting driver to achieve pole position at a national meeting. big things for him, lando norris, rememberthe name. we were talking about this this morning, this new survey about men and women's drinking habits, there's been a lot about alcohol lately. we've been told to be teetotal to avoid any risk to our health. the lancet is bringing out information, you know these charts, who drinks the most. information, you know these charts, who drinks the mostlj information, you know these charts, who drinks the most. i do like a chart. women's drinking habits. this
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is across the world. the uk is coming in eighth place. do you want to know the top one, two, three? i'm scared to ask. i thought we would have been higher. i would have thought so too. number one is ukraine, numbertwo, thought so too. number one is ukraine, number two, andorra, thought so too. number one is ukraine, numbertwo, andorra, number three, luxembourg. then belarus, sweden, denmark. all the scandinavian places. they are meant to be happy places. then ireland and the uk. i was going to ask about ireland! emerges from these statistics is men and women in the in the uk are drinking effectively the same in actual quantities —— one thing that emerges. that doesn't surprise me, you just need to see a barand a night surprise me, you just need to see a bar and a night out! thanks very much. it boasts the world's largest rainforest in captivity as well cutting edge architecture in the form of its iconic bio—domes, the eden project brought a taste of the tropical to a once abandoned corner of cornwall, in turn, attracting 20 million visitors
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since it opened its doors. so could the successful blueprint be reproduced 400 miles away in morecambe? breakfast‘s john maguire is there for us this morning. i know people in morecambe are going to be quite excited about this because it really could make such a difference to the eco— tourism of an area. good morning, john. absolutely right, naga. if you've ever been down to the south—west of cornwall, you will realise what an incredible attraction the eden project is, how many people it draws but also the science and community work it does, fascinating and innovative project. could it come here, it would be exciting if it did. a quick look around morecambe this morning, the iconic midland hotel, art deco, built in the nineteen thirties. across the beach to the irish sea, a wind farm just
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off north wales this morning, the views are extraordinary. pretty clear this morning, you can see the la ke clear this morning, you can see the lake district in the distance there up lake district in the distance there up into cumbria. it's possibly this area here, you will be familiar with those space age looking domes from the eden project, that could be one of the locations. it would make a massive difference not only to this town but to this part of the north—west. that's why people are extremely excited about it. it would bring visitors back in their droves as this town used to see in years gone by. morcombe is rightly proud of its past. these pictures almost 120 yea rs old past. these pictures almost 120 years old show just past. these pictures almost 120 years old showjust how popular the seaside town once was. and with an eye on that history, its annual vintage by the see festival, which ta kes pla ce vintage by the see festival, which takes place next weekend, brings in around 140,000 visitors. but now
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it's this space age vision that could propel morecambe into the future. this is the eden project in cornwall, a major visitor attraction, and now there are plans for one here. so the eden project could see this area to be transformed. absolutely, defending on final plans... this whole project will be a total enablerfor the this whole project will be a total enabler for the district, not just the count, it won'tjust be economic, social, environmental and educational, with lancaster university being one of the top ten universities in the country, their putting morcombe right behind us and their research i believe this will be quite an educational facility as well. for local businesses, eden wood represent a highly prestigious and crucially year—round draw. morcombe's been quite innovative over the years, morcombe invented bingo, so this is the new bingo if you will. it's really going to put us you will. it's really going to put us notjust on the national but international map. the eden project
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says its feasibility study indicates morecambe is a viable location. now the task begins to raise the many millions needed to create it. and, if it is built, it will bring not just sunshine, but millions and millions of new visitors to morecambe bay. john merrick bartholomew. eric morecambe, the town's famous son, —— john merrick. simon and andrew are here. good morning. simon, what will you bring here, what do we hope you will bring here? we've got a great vision and the main thing is to reimagine a seaside for the 21st—century. were working with partners in lancaster, the council, local enterprise partnership and the community —— we're working with. our vision is to reimagine the 21st—ce ntu ry vision is to reimagine the 21st—century seaside. morcombe has a wonderful history of being a place people come to take care, relax and
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unwind, a place of real well—being. the one thing, the vision for this place, with the communities and our partners, would be to reimagine that in some way and to find the links and connections that make that an amazing place again and hope the eden project is great, we are wonderful optimists, bringing that to morecambe would be something that's our vision for this place. financing next, maybe the most difficult part of any product arguably. how much would it cost and where would the money come from? many projects are hundreds of millions, we're not talking that, but we really need champions and people to support the project. the vision and support is there. we will talk later to people from the community that won project to happen, so it's about building support and advocacy and building the funding. where there's a will, there's a way. from the perspective of the university, andrew, when does the university get involved? we've been involved right the way through from the beginning and what happened
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was around two and a half, three years ago there was something called the morcombe vision, one of the ideas that came out of that was could we do an eden north, we had someone from the university and some local people saying could we get eden up here? we spent time at the beginning talking to eden. they were beginning talking to eden. they were beginning to do national projects and projects all over the world, they came up and looked and thought this was a fantastic setting, they liked morecambe as the seaside resort of the 21st—century, as simon was saying, then it's been a slow process of thinking whether it will work, what do we need to do, will it be successful, is the demand there? simon's point again, can it do something good for the community? this is as much a regeneration project and making morecambe and exciting new place as it is creating a fantastic national tourist attraction. thanks very much, gentlemen. we are out of time. the eden project has been a massive shot
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in the arm for tourism in the south—west, could it do the same for the north—west in years to come? we will talk more about this later in the programme after the news, the travel and weather were you're watching breakfast this morning. good morning from bbc london news. airport—style metal detectors will be deployed at the notting hill carnival for the first time this weekend to try and deter people from carrying knives and other weapons. the move follows a wave of violent crime in the capital in recent months. scotland yard says on monday nearly 7,000 police officers will be on duty, the highest number for six years. private renters have a one in two chance of facing eviction if they complain their home is not up to scratch, that's according to new information from citizens advice. the charity found those who formally complain about things like damp and mould have a 46% chance of being issued with an eviction notice within six months. the government says new measures to stop so—called retaliatory evictions have been put in place but citizens advice say they haven't worked.
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smithfield market will celebrate its 150th anniversary this weekend with a street party. trading has taken place on the site for centuries, but in 1868, the city of london corporation officially opened the meat market's current building. many of the traders there today have a long family history at the market. my my dad still works down here. he works for himself. and my uncles have been down here, so have my dad pot of brothers, my grandad on my dad is side and also on my mum's eyed as well, so we've been down here a very long time —— mum's side --'s here a very long time —— mum's side ——'s side. let's have a look at the travel situation now. va rcoe there's a good service on the tube this morning. 0n the roads traffic is starting to build on the a102 woolwich road flyover
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towards the blackwall tunnel. the a321! victoria embankment is closed westbound between a300 southwark bridge and temple place for gas mains work but is due to reopen ahead of schedule on sunday. and in marylebone the a41 gloucester place has two lanes closed good morning. a starry night last night in some truly a. temperatures just about held on to double figures but still a much richerfield just about held on to double figures but still a much richer field to things this morning than we saw this time yesterday. we keep the fresher feel throughout the day, lots of blue sky and sunshine around for much of the day and also a few showers as we head into the afternoon and evening. it's a beautifully sunny start, we keep the sunshine through the morning, the first half of the afternoon, a fairly bristol north west in the wind, though, and that will blow in a few showers —— a fairly brisk northerly wind. top temperatures between 17 and 20 celsius, that's lower than they have been an slightly below the average for this time of year too. watch out for those evening showers, some of them
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on the heavy side, maybe a rumble or two of thunder. they will clear south—eastern through the evening and overnight to leave us with clear skies and rather chilly temperatures as well, down to seven or eight ru rally as well, down to seven or eight rurally as we head into tomorrow morning. the bank holiday weekend, saturday, still fresh, lots of sunshine and mostly dry. by sunday, rain spreading in from the west but milderair in time rain spreading in from the west but milder air in time for bank holiday monday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. now, though, it's back to charlie and naga. bye for now. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. coming up: we'll speak to the mother who wants a new inquest into the death of her nine year—old daughter to establish whether spikes in air pollution aggravated the asthma that killed her. i've been talking to spike lee about his new film where a black police officer infiltrates the ku klux klan in the 19705. he's been telling me how the true story draws on tensions
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in the us today. and we'll meet the film—maker who has taken elvis presley's rolls—royce on a road—trip to discover what has happened to the american dream in the 40 years since the king of rock'n'roll died. here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. thomas cook is removing all its customers from a hotel in egypt after the death of a british couple. john and susan cooper died on tuesday while staying in the red sea resort of hurghada. the circumstances of their deaths are unknown, but the company said it was aware of further reports of illness among guests. its customers will be offered other accommodation or flights home. the chancellor, philip hammond, has been accused of launching a "dodgy project fear" by brexit backing conservatives. this after he warned that a no—deal brexit would cause major economic damage.
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mr hammond's comments camejust hours after the brexit secretary, dominic raab, played down the likelihood of the uk leaving the eu without a deal. he insisted an agreement is the most likely option, but says it is important that practical preparations are made. health officials have said that it is better to go teetotal after the findings of a major new study in the la ncet findings of a major new study in the lancet medicaljournal which found that one alcoholic drink a day increases the chance of developing a problem. previous studies claim to moderate levels of drinking protected against heart disease. australia is to have a new prime minister after malcolm turnbull was forced out by his party rivals. scott morrison, the current treasurer in the government led by the liberal party, won a leadership contest held this morning. mr turnbull, who did not stand in the vote, said he was proud of his record and blamed "insurgent" mps for bringing him down. no australian prime minister has served a full three—year term since 2007. four men have beenjailed for
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attempting to smuggle cocaine into the uk with a street value of more than £41 million. posing as businessmen, the group flew from colombia to farnborough airport but they were stopped by border force officials in january. they were stopped by border force officials injanuary. 0fficers seized 15 suitcases, which contained half a ton of the drug. they have been sentenced to between 20 and 24 yea rs been sentenced to between 20 and 24 years in prison. well, this is one of the largest seizures in our recent history, but it is a tae—hwi wa nt to recent history, but it is a tae—hwi want to celebrate and show that this sort of activity, people that are seeking to smuggle illicit goods into the country, our officers are there to identify them and take action. strong winds and torrential rains from hurricane lane have hit hawaii in the pacific ocean, causing flash floods and landslides. all public schools and many offices are
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closed as residents take shelter. the hurricane earlier measured as a category 4 has now been downgraded a category 4 has now been downgraded a category 3 storm. now it is time for the sport with holly. category 3 storm. now it is time for the sport with hollylj category 3 storm. now it is time for the sport with holly. i feel like we have been here before, don't you? we are talking about andy murray.“ have been here before, don't you? we are talking about andy murray. is it are talking about andy murray. is it a bad thing? never a bad thing, taking to the court for the first time since wimbledon last year, of course, supposed to return this year, but with the hip injury it has continued to cause him problems. so, fingers crossed he won't pull out and he will face james duckworth. the draw was last night. and this is the us open? yes, the last grand slam of the year, and arguably some say he has an easier draw, although i know that you would say there is no such thing as an easy draw. there are no easy matches. he is the only man in the tournament who is seeded lower than him and that is the only positive he will take out of it
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today. so, yes, after more than a year against australia's james duckworth, they will meet in the first round, the fine —— fine major of the year, and he has gone from number one down to 378, following the hip injury. rangers are the only side to manage a win in the first leg of europea league qualfiers. gerrard's unbeaten run is ten games in charge. celtic manager brendan rodgers said his side lacked pride and desire after another disappointing night. the one positive was an away goal against fk sudiva in lithuania, thanks to 0livier ntcham. but their defence fell apart again and the tie is level at 1—1 going into the second leg on thursday. i feel for the supporters, you ifeel for the supporters, you know, tonight. they have come all the way out here, 200 of them, all the way
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out, probably trains, buses, the whole thing, and, you know, it is a disappointing performance for them. 0k, they have seen a goal, but we have to do much better than that. burnley manager sean dyche was critical of the officials, after they lost 3—1 to 0lympiakos in athens. he felt they were influenced by the home players. chris ashton returned from playing in france during the summer, with the hope of forcing his way into eddiejones' england squad. he earned his first call up for two years but he's now been given a seven—week ban for a dangerous tackle during a preseason match. it means he'll miss the first six games of the premiership season with sale and he'll really need to prove his worth for the autumn internationals. great britain's sophie hahn claimed her first european 200m title at the european pa ra—athletics championships. hahn's victory in the t38 class was one of six golds for great britain on day four in berlin, and they top the medals table with 31, including 13 golds. britain also dominated
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the inaugural racerunning events with hannah dines taking gold. the event mainly features athletes with cerebal palsy, using specially designed trikes which give them free movement. it's been a long process to get it included at a major championships. it is about cerebral palsy and really severe disability is getting on the stage. and it is also about a wee kid being handed a dream. i was 19 but i felt two years old when i had the first unimpeded sets of movement. it doesn't matter how old you are. it is about me winning the gold, i really wanted it. 31 years after his first winner, markjohnston has broken the record for the most british winners for a racehorse trainer. he reached the record 4,194 at york's ebor festival yesterday. and it was the outsider poet's society, ridden by frankie dettori, that gave the 58—year—old scot the record outright.
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his first win came in 1987 and johnston admits it is a relief to finally get over the line. he now says he'll "look for more records to break." i don't doubt he will be breaking more records as well. iam sure. i am sure. thank you very much. the time now is 6:38am. with the bank holiday just around the corner, many of us will be looking to pack our bags and take advantage of the three day weekend. a nice idea, but the perfect storm of engineering work on the railways, road works and airport strikes threatens to disrupt holiday—makers plans. jennifer morris, editor of ttg travel magazine, joins us now. good morning. my first question to this, because i know sony people who are so frustrated, why on the busiest bank holiday? it is a rail engineering... basically most bank collared as, ram and it is the same situation with the major
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interchanges affected by the engineering. ithink interchanges affected by the engineering. i think the agencies involved insist that basically when they assess the amount of transport travel going through these big train stations, there are fewer people travelling in the bank holiday despite what we might think in terms of getting away on holiday, so they insist it is the best time to do it and it has to be done at some point, as frustrating as it is. and it comes at the end of the summer when people think it is their last chance to get the extra days, and i don't know if we can see pictures of dover this morning, there are real concerns over how things will be affected. that is a dramatic picture. there is some smoke or something in front of the camera. it isa something in front of the camera. it is a rather beautiful day in dover but it is going to be quite tricky for people trying to get across the channel. i think it will. for people trying to get across the channel. ithink it will. statistics indicate from 2pm is when the crunch point will come and there will be a combination of travellers trying to get away through dover, the channel
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tunnel, trying to get to our ports combined with the commuter traffic and people leaving for the bank holiday weekend, so it is going to be quite busy and everyone wants to get away and enjoy the holiday, so the best advice is to give plenty of time. the expected waiting time is about an hour at the moment, not necessarily for that area, but overall across the country. people have been staying at home. we have had great weather in the uk. yes. across the uk. so it will be busy as well on the roads. you mentioned that. just people trying to get away. what are the top times to avoid? from 2pm today is when people expect to travel to the south—west, it is called the almondsbury interchange down in the south—west, people in bristol tried to get a devon and cornwall, that will be a real crunch point. tomorrow morning it should be busy and many the
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afternoon it will taper off and on monday as you would expect will be another busy time getting towards the afternoon as people had that kind. what about air travel? air travel... you mentioned earlier about strike action in liverpool, and alsojust about strike action in liverpool, and also just general trying to get away to the airport — luckily, a lot of the railways are not, kind of, connecting to the airports, while liverpool will be affected from crewe, and birmingham international has a rail replacement bus service, so hopefully most of the transport will be ok. i think, as we always say, there will be 2.2 million people leaving the country this weekend, so give us plenty of time, because while an ally and will try to help you out and book you on another flight, they are not obliged to do so, and as i said it is the busiest time of the year, so it's
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possibly a likely you will be booked on to another flight, at least one thatis on to another flight, at least one that is useful for you. thank you very much for that. the time now is 6:42am. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the headlines: thomas cook is moving hundreds of holidaymakers from a hotel in egypt asa holidaymakers from a hotel in egypt as a precaution after the unexplained death of a british couple. scotland's former first minister alex salmond is taking the scottish parliament to court after it was reported that sexual misconduct allegations were made against him. we showed you how beautiful it was in dover this morning, let's show you morecambe now, in the other end of the country, beautiful, beautiful scene as the sun tries to trickle through the clouds. john mcguire is there. the eastern project is moving up there. the eastern project is moving up soon and john mcguire is looking at the impact on the area, but let's
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see if that is the weather we should expect over the coming days with nick. good morning. if you look outside today it might look nice, but when you step outside it is decidedly cool albert this morning with a cool we can to come. today it is sunshine and showers. —— out there. the cool feel is enhanced with the blustery wind. a lot of weekend whether to get on with. i have to wriggle on because the weekend is the long weekend with monday as well. the big picture, was striving that macro —— cool weather, the blues indicate that temperatures will be below average, and on the flow of air we have showers from the word go today, western scotland, western northern ireland, running into north—west england, so this is where you will find showers to begin the day. elsewhere, plenty of sunshine. the showers will filter further east and south—east as the day goes on. the further south—east you are could well be essentially
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dry until quite late on in the day. catch a shower and it could be heavy, thundery, the risk of hail and blustery with the showers. these are average speeds, but the dust plume that will be higher at around 30 mph, and temperatures, yes, below average, and it will feel cool in the downpour, but remember there will be sunshine between the showers, it would be raining all the time. notice the showers go into southern part in the evening and then they will clear away. then largely clear skies. showers in north—western parts. the main story overnight, temperatures dipping away as low as four or five degrees in some places so it will feel even cooler tomorrow morning. the weekend begins here, with plenty of sunshine to start the day. still a few showers around western scotland, north—west england, one or two in northern ireland, nowhere is immune from a shower, but there will be spells of sunshine and the showers will fade in the afternoon with the breeze, so it will feel a little bit warmer on saturday afternoon. and
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then for part two of the weekend on sunday, look at this, low pressure coming in, and that means rain, even where it is dry on sunday, the cloud increasing across eastern parts, the rain will spread from west to east across the uk, the dark blue showing the heavy rain on this as well, the windy weather in the western coasts, 40- 45 windy weather in the western coasts, 40— 45 mph, all of that having an impact on the temperature, it will be cooler again on sunday and just brightening in northern ireland in the afternoon, then on monday the bank, they are part from scotland we are back to a couple of showers dotted around and into the afternoon we will see increasing sunshine, the breeze will ease and so many of us will be dry on monday but it is certainly not going to be the warmest bank holiday we have had this year with temperatures for most of us still held down into the teens, but with some sunshine on monday afternoon it is going to feel a little bit warmer. and that is how for some of us the long weekend is shaping up. ok, so, at least there are some clear patches along with it all. thank you.
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it might be turning cooler but we're on track to having a record—breaking summer where the weather is concerned, but what has the recent heatwave done for businesses around the uk? ben is cooling down at an ice cream factory for us this morning. if you're in the tourist trade in the uk and certain products like ice cream for example. ben gets some really plum jobs, doesn't he? you look rather interesting in your outfit this morning. good morning. can wejust outfit this morning. good morning. can we just get this out of the way once and for all this morning, it's the worst you get when there's a hair net situation, peter the producer e—mail me about it yesterday. the businesses that have done well from the good weather this summer. this is the ice cream mix in chester this morning, this is the base mix waiting to have the flavour added, 800 tubs are in their. they've had a pretty busy start to the year —— 800 tubs in there.
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they've needed to make sure they got enough of this to meet the demand. this is the boss. jonathan, good morning, how important has this summer been with the sales? ice cream, summer been with the sales? ice cream , we summer been with the sales? ice cream, we buy more of it when the weather is good. we do, yeah. from the start of may when the heat started, it's made all the difference from a very poor start in easter when we really struggled. we've been chasing our tails to get through that, but it's really helped. how important is it and how much are you able to win that money back, we talked about the cold weather, the beast from the east, which hit everyone, especially the high street and you guys, can you win that back with a good summer? we always say you never get back a bad easter, which is one of our busiest times of the year, but with the sustained good whether it's really helped enormously. and when the sun shines were clearly going to sell ice cream. you sell to mainly trade,
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things like hotels and restaurants, and a lot here too, but have you noticed people are back out buying and willing to put their hand in their pockets when the weather is nice? we target those areas, anywhere with high footfall. ice cream cells when families are on a day out, it goes hand—in—hand. that's what we target, when we can sell good volumes of ice cream, so it needs the weather for that. thanks very much, we will chat later. i want to show you around, that's the start of the process and it comes through here, you might be able to see some of the machines, this is where it gets frozen and this is where it gets frozen and this is where the ice cream ends up. some other frozen ice cream this is where the ice cream ends up. some otherfrozen ice cream going into the tubs, still done quite traditionally by hand, they get sent out to the freezer through this way and then sold nationwide. what about other businesses? diane is with me from a retail collection. we heard about ice cream doing well, fashion
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is what we talk about a lot when the weather is good. how has the weather been and whether retailers have won back the trade they lost because of the cold weather? foot fall is the volume of activity in our retail destinations, numbers of people shopping in bricks and mortar stores, is about on par with last year, little bit below. we xian uplift in our high street after 5pm. people are going out enjoying the sunny weather —— we have xian uplift. making sure they have good experiences. fashion as a whole hasn't done particularly better than la st hasn't done particularly better than last year —— we have seen an uplift. sales are down compare the two last year and we've seen the results from fashion and department store sales, that's true —— compare the two. while foot fall is good in high streets, not so good in shopping centres because people don't want to stay indoors —— compare it to. it hasn't really made up for the poor
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winter we had —— hasn't really made up for the poor winterwe had —— compare to. hasn't really made up for the poor winter we had -- compare to. it's difficult to get this right, especially things like fashion, they have to put the order in by the start of the year and make an educated guess about who's buying what and they hope the weather holds up what and they hope the weather holds up so we buy it, but that's changing because we're so used to buying what we wa nt because we're so used to buying what we want online when we want it. absolutely, years gone by they still carry through that same formula, buying a couple of seasons ahead so we would go into stores late summer, like now, and find autumn stuff and we put up with that but we don't have to do that any more with online businesses having greater flexibility. we don't have to put up with buying ahead, and we're much more immediate as consumers so retailers need to catch up with that. it's difficult for bricks and mortar retailers to catch up with that, if you have stock in the store and the weather changes then you have to change the stock. a real challenge. are there any losers when the weather is so unpredictable like
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this, who stands to potentially not cash in? it's been really interesting because some of the garden centres have said that people have stopped buying plants because they are so worried that they're going to die in the hot weather, so there's always weaknesses and differences around the retail sector. certainly retailers that are in flexible, insist on putting autumn stock out when it's baking, they're going to be the losers and as we know department stores are struggling at the moment and they're a good example of inflexible businesses because they are huge monsters, and to change stock around in those businesses is a massive task. we will talk more later, diane, but for now, thanks. fitting we're talking about fashion and what sells, because given i'm wearing this rather fetching ensemble sells, because given i'm wearing this ratherfetching ensemble this morning, you won't find this in many high street stores any time soon. i'll see you later after 7am. ben, thanks, we will catch up with you
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later at the ice cream factory. he does look rather marvellous, doesn't he? 40 years ago, ron stallworth became the first black detective in the colorado springs police department to become an undercover member of the ku klux klan. his story has now been brought to the big screen in blachlansman by the man behind the malcolm x biopic, the director, spike lee. hello, this is ron stallworth calling. who am i speaking with? david duque. the grand wizard of the ku klux klan. that david duque. what cani ku klux klan. that david duque. what can i do for you? since you ask, i hate blacks. the irony of ron stallworth's character is he is a black policeman, a rookie cop in an all—white environment trying to persuade racist colleagues as well that they need to bring down the klan, and the languagejohn washington need to use when he impersonates a ku klux klan wannabe,
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it's quite harsh. how did he deal with having to say those words, be that character? that was the job. he's undercover. in fact, there's a scene where he's, like, holding the phone so the other guys can hear it and everybody‘s laughing. so there is humour in this film. and as people, especially white audience members, they're people, especially white audience members, they‘ re looking people, especially white audience members, they're looking around, like, is it ok to laugh? but they can laugh. i just like, is it ok to laugh? but they can laugh. ijust want people to laugh at the end of the movie. can laugh. ijust want people to laugh at the end of the movielj find it interesting in the film, ron stallworth jokes that david duke could never be elected to president. that line made me laugh, it made me smile. intentional! we put a whole lot of things like that in the film. my lot of things like that in the film. my cowriter, ken wilman, automatically had people think, like,... automatically had people think, like, . .. today. today.
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automatically had people think, like,... today. today. and we did that because we are firm believers of history repeating itself. this stuff you see in a film, did not just happen overnight. the turn america first started by the klan in the 1920s against immigrants. this stuff is not new. its remodelled, repackaged. shined up, buffed up, it still takes. president trump features in the film, was that a lwa ys features in the film, was that always going to be the case —— it's still hate. i call him agent orange. agent orange. it was august 12 in illinois, 2017, isaw agent orange. it was august 12 in illinois, 2017, i saw those despicable, despicable act of home—grown american terrorism which killed heather higher. you're talking about the violence in
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cha rlottesville ? talking about the violence in charlottesville? -- heather heyer. sparked by far right activists, protesters clashing with people who didn't like what they were saying. and president trump's reaction to that, his words after that, where he refused to condemn one side, he said there were good people and bad people on both sides, how did that make you feel? you've used that clip in the film. that statement, history is going to write that as a significant part of his legacy and american history, where a sitting president has the chance to denounce hate, to denounce the klan, denounced the alt—right, denounce neo—nazis, and he refused to do it. spike lee, it's been an absolutejoy talking to you. thank you so much. thank you. it was a joy talking to him. he's one of those filmmakers who is a lwa ys one of those filmmakers who is always drawn to things that have social importance. he tells the story very well but with humour as well. i would certainly recommend
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watching it. now, if you've ever been to cornwall, you may well have visited the eden project. famed for its rainforest in captivity and these, theirfamous bio—domes. that cutting edge architecture could now be heading to morecambe bay. breakfast‘s john maguire is there for us and can tell us more. a beautiful setting, no denying it, and it would certainly benefit the area? absolutely right on both counts, naga, it would make a really big difference to this area. we were here on breakfast 12 months ago to round off our look around britain's coastal towns and we talked then about morcombe getting its mojo back. if the eden project came here it would smash it out of the park. this could be one of the locations and we've been looking at the pictures of biomes, but the eden project are talking about going beyond that, saying one design could beyond that, saying one design could be muscle shells, imagine that, it
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would be extraordinary and it would make the most of the bay here, the idea of the eden project in cornwall talks about plants, this could talk about marine life and the coastal environment. a very exciting project. in its infancy, of course, we will talk about it later in the programme after the news, travel and weather wherever you're watching brea kfast weather wherever you're watching breakfast this morning. good morning from bbc london news. airport—style metal detectors will be deployed at the notting hill carnival for the first time this weekend, to try and deter people from carrying knives and other weapons. the move follows a wave of violent crime in the capital in recent months. scotland yard says on monday nearly 7,000 police officers will be on duty, the highest number for six years. private renters have a one in two chance of facing eviction if they complain their home is not up to scratch, that's according to new information from citizens advice. the charity revealed those who formally complain about things like damp and mould have a 46% chance of being issued with an eviction notice within six months. the government says new measures to prevent these kind of evictions
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have been put in place but citizens advice say they haven't worked. smithfield market will celebrate its 150th anniversary this weekend, with a street party. trading has taken place on the site for centuries, but in 1868, the city of london corporation officially opened the meat market's current building. many of the traders there today have a long family history at the market. my dad still works down here. he works for himself. and my uncles have been down here, that's all my dad's brothers, my grandad on my dad's side and also on my mum's side as well, so we've been down here a very, very long time. let's have a look at the travel situation now. there's a good service on the tubes this morning. 0n the roads, traffic is starting to build on the woolwich road flyover towards the blackwall tunnel. the victoria embankment is closed westbound between southwark bridge and temple place for gas works. and in marylebone,
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the a41 gloucester place has two lanes closed northbound between the marylebone road and melcombe street due to gas repairs. let's have a check on the weather now with elizabeth rizzini. good morning. a starry night last night in some cooler air. temperatures just about held on to double figures, but still a much fresher feel to things this morning than we saw this time yesterday. we keep the fresher feel throughout the day, lots of blue sky and sunshine around for much of the day, and also a few showers as we head into the afternoon and evening. it's a beautifully sunny start, we'll keep the sunshine through the morning and the first part of the afternoon, a fairly brisk north—westerly wind, though, and that will blow us in a few showers as we head through the afternoon, and those could turn quite heavy as we head into the evening, particularly the evening rush—hour. top temperatures between 17 and 20 celsius, that's lower than they have been an slightly below the average for this time of year too. watch out for those evening
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showers, some of them on the heavy side, maybe a rumble or two of thunder. they'll clear their wat south—eastwards through the evening and the overnight period to leave us with clear skies and rather chilly temperatures as well, down to seven or eight rurally as we head into tomorrow morning. the bank holiday weekend — well, saturday, still fresh, lots of sunshine and staying mostly dry. by sunday, rain spreading in from the west but milder air in time for bank holiday monday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. now, though, it's back to charlie and naga. bye for now. good morning. welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today: the unexplained death of a british couple on holiday in egypt leads to the evacuation of more than 300 tourists from a thomas cook hotel. alex salmond, the former first minister
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of scotland, denies allegations of sexual misconduct. he says he's suing the scottish government over its handling of the complaints. no safe level of alcohol. a major study says being teetotal is the only way to avoid any risk to your health. andy murray knows who he'll face on his return to grand slam tennis. he'll take on the australianjames duckworth in the first round of the us open, which starts on monday. good morning. the hot summer weather gave business a boost with more of us gave business a boost with more of us out shopping. and it means good news for firms like this. so i'm at an ice cream factory near chester this morning looking at the warm weather winners. good morning. you might start dry today but there are showers on the way, some sunshine, quite cool and breezy, as it will be on the weekend with some sunshine and some rain. it is a bank holiday
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for some so there is a lot to talk about, and i will with all of you whether in half an hour. it's friday, the 24th of august. our top story: thomas cook is removing all its customers from a hotel in egypt after the unexplained death of a british couple. john cooper and his wife susan from burnley in lancashire, died at the hotel steigenberger aqua magic in the red sea resort of hurghada. the circumstances of their deaths are unknown. let's get more from our reporter, matt cole, who is in our london newsroom. good morning. this is such an unusual move by thomas cook, to remove all of the residents of this hotel after these unexplained deaths. that's right. all 301 thomas cook customers will be moved today. we understand thatjohn and susan cooper had been staying at this hotel with their daughter. it is a very large property, 400 rooms in total, it is run by a well—respected
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german company, which runs 50 luxury hotels. we understand thatjohn cooper had a heart attack on tuesday. he was taken to hospital but sadly died. then on the same day, a few hours later, his wife susan also passed away. the circumstances around her death are not actually clear. but what we understand is that she was an employee of thomas cook. the firm has put out a statement expressing its deep sadness at the couple's passing. but in its statement it also goes on to say we have received further reports of a raised level of illness among guests. safety is a lwa ys illness among guests. safety is always the first priority, so as a precaution we've taken the decision to re m ove precaution we've taken the decision to remove all customers from this hotel. some thomas cook customers have been reacting to this news. janine cook and her husband stayed at the aqua magic a few weeks ago and they both fell ill. janine said
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she thinks the firm is handling the situation the right way. it was second to none. very good, and i am sure based on our small experience of illness, which is not in any comparison to this tragic loss to mrs and mrs cooper, they are absolutely right in removing people from the hotel, even if there is the slightest notion of some virus or some outbreak of anything. so, from this morning, all 301 thomas cook customers will have accommodation, or provision made to fly them home today if they desire. people who were to stay at the aqua magic in the next four weeks will be offered alternative accommodation options like thomas cook, the way the company has put it, and the tour operator is working closely with the hotel and will support the authorities with their
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investigations. matt, thanks very much for bringing us up to date. the former first minister of scotland, alex salmond, has denied sexual misconduct allegations made against him. the daily record newspaper says the claims date back to 2013, when he was still in office. here's our political correspondent, glenn campbell. in a statement, alex salmond says to people made allegations against him. the daily record says the complaints were of a sexual nature and dated back to 2013 when he was first minister. mr salmond says that he refutes all allegations and says some were ridiculous. he said that they were being dealt with under what he called an unjust procedure put in place from the scottish government after he left office. he said he was not allowed to properly challenge the case against him. mr salmond, who twice led the snp, is seeking a judicial review of the complaints process in the court of session. the scottish government said it would defend its position vigorously. the chancellor, philip hammond, has been accused of launching
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a dodgy project fear by brexit backing conservatives. this after he warned that a no—deal brexit would cause major economic damage. mr hammond's comments came just hours after the brexit secretary dominic raab played down the likelihood of the uk leaving the eu without a deal. mr raab insisted an agreement is the most likely option, but says it's important practical preparations are made. there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption and health officials should consider recommending that people go teetotal, that's the findings of a major global study. the research was led by the university of washington and published in the lancet medicaljournal. here's our health correspondent dominic hughes. just how much alcohol is it safe to drink? different studies offering apparently contradictory results can be confusing, as is the level of risk posed by drinking even a moderate amount of alcohol. now new research says there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. the global study looked at drinking
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habits over 26 years in 195 countries. around the world, one in three people are thought to drink alcohol. alcohol use is linked to nearly a 10th of all deaths in those aged 15 to 49. this leaves the authors to conclude that any health benefits of drinking are outweighed by the risks. in the uk, the advice is to limit consumption by 14 units a week, around six pints of lager or seven glasses of wine. health experts say for most people, sticking to this level of consumption presents a very low risk and in the end, this is what the debate around alcohol consumption comes down to, the level of risk we're each willing to live with. dominic hughes, bbc news. travel chaos is threatening to scupper plans for thousands of holidaymakers ahead of the bank holiday weekend. more than 2 million people are set to leave the uk this weekend but a perfect storm of rail cancellations, road works and airport strikes could severely hamper people's hopes of getting away.
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simonjones is at port of dover for us this morning. simon, in what is rather a beautiful day down there, it could be at treaty we can. yes, the sun is out, it is warm this morning, but for most of us it could be problematic -- it most of us it could be problematic —— it could be at tricky weekend. we are told it could be a fraud friday on the road network. 14 million of us we are on the road network. 14 million of us we are told by the rac are to ta ke to us we are told by the rac are to take to our cars for pleasure journeys, they are expecting a thousand cars here today a loan, already people are queueing up to check in, it on the eurotunnel 15,000 are expected, and on the motorway network the hot spots could be the m20 coming into the port and the eurotunnel —— alone. also the m1
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and m5 and we are told the worst time you could set out today to travellers from around 2pm today until around 7:30pm this evening because of tourist traffic combined with people finishing work. it is not just with people finishing work. it is notjust on with people finishing work. it is not just on the with people finishing work. it is notjust on the road is that there might be problems. this weekend euston station from tomorrow will be shut all weekend while they carry out maintenance work. network rail insist it is the best time of year to carry it out because fewer people are travelling. if you are flying there is strike action at liverpool airport. that is not going to affect people trying to travel according to management. the advice is to check before you travel. why are they doing this at the moment? in terms of roadwork some of them are being lifted to try to make journeys better. it is not a bank holiday for everyone. scotland will have to wait until november. for many of us it is the last chance we are going to have
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to enjoy the long weekend before, dare i mention it, the christmas holidays. yes, look forward to those. thank you. the weather looks nice regardless. you're looking forward to the christmas holidays?” didn't specifically mean that, but you know, it's just didn't specifically mean that, but you know, it'sjust a phrase. 7:10am. strong winds and torrential rains from hurricane lane have hit hawaii in the pacific ocean, causing flash floods and landslides. all public schools and many offices are closed as residents take shelter. the hurricane, earlier measured as category four, has now been downgraded to a category three storm. australia is to have a new prime minister after malcolm turnbull was forced out by his party rivals. scott morrison, the current treasurer in the government led by the liberal party, won a leadership contest held this morning. mr turnbull, who did not stand in the vote, said he was proud of his record and blamed insurgent mps for bringing him down. no australian prime minister has served a full three—year term since 2007. four men have beenjailed for attempting to smuggle cocaine
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into the uk with a street value of more than £41 million. the group, posing as businessmen flew on a private jet from colombia to farnborough airport, where they were stopped by border force officials injanuary. 0fficers seized 15 suitcases found to contain half a ton of the class a drug. the men were sentenced to between 20 and 24 years in prison. well, this is one of the largest seizures in our recent history, but it is a day that we want to celebrate and show that this sort of activity, people that are seeking to smuggle illicit goods into the country, our officers are there to identify them and take action. the time is 7:11am and that should bring you up to date. yesterday, the brexit secretary, dominic raab released a set
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of papers with advice on what people and businesses should do in the event of a no—deal brexit. he also made clear that he sees any risks as being only in the short term. hours later, chancellor philip hammond said coming away from negotiations without a deal would cause major economic damage. so, who should we believe? we're joined by the liberal democrat mp, tom brake, in westminster, and conservative mp andrew bridgen in leicester. very good morning to you gentlemen. i wonder if i could turn to you first, andrew bridgen. tell us what you make of dominic raab's proposals, what he suggested, then the comments from the chancellor, followed by jacob rees—mogg's comments, just an outline of what you think of the sequence of events? i thought that dominic raab's statement on the no deal was measured and sensible. i was delighted that he poured scorn on attem pts delighted that he poured scorn on atte m pts to delighted that he poured scorn on attempts to introduce project fear to the no deal. i attended a funeral
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yesterday of a policeman who said don't believe in coincidence. the best advice he gave me. no confidence we saw the letter from the treasury reigniting project fear to nicky morgan, a well—known remainer. help us with this, tom brake, what do you make of the same sequence of events? the first thing i would say is that clearly the tory party remain at war on the issue of europe at the point when the government is supposed to negotiate with the european union. the other thing i would say is that clearly in his statement yesterday dominic raab was hot and flustered. i am not surprised. what he was setting out is no deal would be a catastrophe for the uk is no deal would be a catastrophe forthe uk and is no deal would be a catastrophe for the uk and some of the messages, that business would be required to ta ke that business would be required to take in terms of trying to enter an agreement with 27 separate eu
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countries, whereas at the moment they can do that with the eu as a whole, would have a huge impact on jobs. we should say that dominic raab didn't use the word "catastrophic or disastrous" i think is said, but he outlined a series of possible consequences that people should do. can ijust ask, andrew bridgen, if the chancellor believes, as he says, there will be large fiscal consequences, for the uk coming out of these negotiations with no deal, why should he not say so? well, dominic raab said in his statement that he thought any scenario where we leave the eu is better than remaining in the long—term for our future, and we should bear in mind the treasurer was the architect of project fear that said that as soon as we voted to leave the eu there would be half a millionjob losses to leave the eu there would be half a million job losses and we would go into immediate recession. none of that was proven true. you have to
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ask yourself when you look at the treasury forecast for the next four months they are struggling to get within 75% accuracy. if the treasury forecast also reliable than why would george osborne as gentle light need to bring in the office of budget responsibility for credibility? i am getting a little confused, help me with this one, when dominic raab presents his... what his economic forecast is, for how we might be in the event of no deal, is he paying no reference to his own chancellor's forecasts, are they coming from completely different places? it's fair to say there's a difference or agreement with regard to brexit in the government, there's a difference of opinion in the countries. this is about personality rather than government policy, if the chancellor and treasury are saying there will be large fiscal consequences, how is it ok be large fiscal consequences, how is
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it 0kfor be large fiscal consequences, how is it ok for the brexit secratary to ignore that? we're seeing an attempt at project fear, originated from the treasury and they're sticking with the same story. project fear‘s now moved onto no deal, which isn't no deal, no deal is wto, the way we trade with most of the world and the way we trade with the part of the world where our business and exports are increasing at the highest rate. there's nothing to worry about. the fa ct there's nothing to worry about. the fact is, tom, many people make the point throughout business to negotiation that there was a vote —— throughout this negotiation. there was a mandate for the people and these voices who are saying beware, it could all turn off all, that's not the point, the point is there was a vote and people made it clear what they wanted. why are you trying to overturn that? clearly there was a vote but since we've had a numberof there was a vote but since we've had a number of polls pointing at people having shifted towards supporting remain. and what has happened in very clear terms is very strong
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support now for a final say on the deal. then people will be able to vote either for no deal, if that thatis vote either for no deal, if that that is what the government secures, which would be a disaster, as i said -- if that which would be a disaster, as i said —— if that is. 0r which would be a disaster, as i said —— if that is. or the chequers deal, rubbished by a number of conservatives, which i also thing would be a disaster, but at least people would have a say on that issue. tom brake, picked up, please. andrew bridgen, please pick up, you wa nted andrew bridgen, please pick up, you wanted to pick up their —— pick up. 61% in my constituency voted to leave —— pick up there. 46% voted to leave —— pick up there. 46% voted to leave in tom's constituencies. the fa ct leave in tom's constituencies. the fact is we should be leaving the european union, there's nothing to fear, we're going to be a great trading nation outside the eu —— constituency. we are a democratic government, i can go up to the prime
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minister, my constituents can come up minister, my constituents can come up to me, the eu aren't democratic and they don't have accountability. people like tom have never accepted the result of the referendum, he's undermining our position as we democratically negotiate to leave the eu. i will give you one last thought, tom, we are pretty much done, butjust a thought if you would. what is undermining our government is the fact they continue to be attacked from the conservative party. as long as that continues then we're never going to get a very good deal out of the european union. gentlemen, thanks for your time, good deal out of the european union. gentlemen, thanks foryourtime, i know we will be revisiting this again. thank you. here's nick with a look at this morning's weather. and how to dodge the raindrops this weekend? it won't be raining all the time. sunshine and showers today, so many weather watcher pictures first thing have the sunshine, where you have the cloud building, showers will break out and a cool north—westerly float raking in. blue moving across
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the country, temperatures below average across much of this weekend —— north—westerly flow coming in. showers drifting south east of through the day. southern and eastern areas and seeing the best of the early sunshine and then the cloud will build and the showers in the north—west will fill the further east and south—east, but for parts of south—east england, not many at all -- of south—east england, not many at all —— will filter. you might get some hail. fairly gusty winds, these are average speeds, a breezy or windy day but gusts will be around 30 mph orso windy day but gusts will be around 30 mph or so and it's a cooler feeling day, particularly when those showers move on through but there will be sunny spells in between. going into this evening, some of the heavy showers eventually feed in across southern parts of england before clearing away and overnight, a largely dry night, barker a few
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showers in western scotland, northern ireland, western england, north—west england and wales —— bar a few. cooler tomorrow morning compared with this morning. tomorrow is quieter. a few showers dotted about, especially in the morning, not as many as today, not as heavy and what there will be will fade in the afternoon along with the breeze. by the afternoon along with the breeze. by the afternoon sunny spells, many places dry, temperatures a degree or so higher, feeling warmer. 0ne places dry, temperatures a degree or so higher, feeling warmer. one step forward , so higher, feeling warmer. one step forward, one step backwards. low pressure on sunday. you might want some rain for the garden and some of this will be heavy, you might be rubbing your hands with glee, but wetter on sunday as the wind picks up. gusts around 40,45 mph on western coasts. northern ireland brightening up in the afternoon. it will feel cooler once again. bank holiday monday, except in scotland, a quieter day again, a few showers around, good spells of sunshine but
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many will stay dry. by monday with the wind easing once again, feeling a little bit warmer. those are your temperatures up and down for the weekend. i might have to switch the barbecue i'm going to on sunday afternoon. sunday isn't your best barbecue day, you have to grab your moments when you can on sunday. either side of that looking good, saturday and monday. this is morecambe, looking out over the headland out to sea. there's a planned to create a new eden in morecambe. the eden project famous in cornwall, has attracted many visitors over the years, and john maguire is there for us. last time we we re maguire is there for us. last time we were here was 12 months ago when we were here was 12 months ago when we had ourgiant we were here was 12 months ago when we had our giant deckchair as the end of our series about coastal towns. we talked about how the town
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is on the up from ten or 15 or 20 yea rs is on the up from ten or 15 or 20 years ago. could you imagine if the eden project came here, it would really ta ke eden project came here, it would really take it to the next level. a magnificent morning, looking around morecambe bay, even a rainbow, i don't know if our talented cameraman, steve, can pick that up in the distance but it's beautiful, a unique location and eden thinks it's a perfect location for their next project, their next creation. it won't be about ra i nfo rests creation. it won't be about rainforests and plants, as it is in cornwall, but more taking advantage of the coasts, making the most of the marine life, putting a marker on a map. not only the national map but the global map as well, because it would be a very, very significant development and it would see people returning to this area in their d roves, returning to this area in their droves, as they have done in years gone by. morecambe is rightly proud of its past. these pictures, almost 120 years old, showjust how popular the seaside town once was.
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and with an eye on that history, its annual vintage by the sea festival, which takes place next weekend, brings in around 40,000 visitors. but now it's this space—age vision that could propel morecambe into the future. this is the eden project in cornwall, a major visitor attraction, and now there are plans for one here. so the eden project could see this area totally transformed. absolutely, depending on final plans... this whole project will be a total enabler for the district, not just the town actually, because it's not only going to be an economic one, it's going to be social, environmental and also educational, because with the involvement of lancaster university, being one of the top ten universities in the country, they're putting all their might behind us, and also their research, i believe this is going to be quite an educational facility as well. for local businesses, eden would represent a highly prestigious and crucially year—round draw. morecambe's been quite
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innovative over the years. morecambe invented bingo, so this is the new bingo if you will. it's really going to put us not just on the national but the international map. the eden project says its feasibility study indicates morecambe is a viable location, and now the task begins to raise the many millions needed to create it. and, if it is built, it will bring notjust sunshine, but millions and millions of new visitors to morecambe bay. morcombe's favourite son, eric morecambe. was thinking about the rainbow and the pot of gold at the innov8, it would be a jackpot —— i was. “— innov8, it would be a jackpot —— i was. —— at the end of it. innov8, it would be a jackpot —— i was. -- at the end of it. it's about
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creating a seaside resort for the 21st—century. morecambe has a great history of finding space and taking air, why can't we do that for the 21st—century? morecambe bay is wonderful, connecting people as part of that is part of our vision. what have local people been saying, you area have local people been saying, you are a local have local people been saying, you area localgp, have local people been saying, you are a local gp, people see you every day with various ailments and whatever, what are the hopes? as pa rt of whatever, what are the hopes? as part of my role in the nhs and with the morecambe community collective, we have hosted hundreds of conversations and hundreds of people in the town have talked and four things matter to the people. one is economic regeneration, a place that works for everybody and where life is good for everybody. the second is health and well— being, is good for everybody. the second is health and well—being, we is good for everybody. the second is health and well— being, we have is good for everybody. the second is health and well—being, we have a map of where beauty surrounds and health abounds. for some that's not really true right now so we want to see health and well— being true right now so we want to see health and well—being improved, both mental and physical. we need hope
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and aspiration for young people, eden will bring that absolutely, and we want to break social isolation and help elderly people, especially with the onset of dementia, somewhere to belong and be proud of. this is a fantastic project for this town, it's an amazing place to be, it has a community for absolutely amazing, brilliant people and we're super excited for what this will mean for the town and the regeneration of this place. gentlemen, thank you very much. if you could bottle and the's enthusiasm that would get the project here in a couple of weeks. we area project here in a couple of weeks. we are a few years down the line until we get the finance, but lots of enthusiasm here, it would be a remarkable project —— andy's. not only to the town but also the area of the north—west. did really well in the south—west, could it do the same for the north—west? take in the views, the vista of morecambe bay once again. you can't get enough of it, can you? breathe it in, as we
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ta ke it, can you? breathe it in, as we take you around the uk to the news, travel and weather were you're watching breakfast this morning. good morning from bbc london news. airport—style metal detectors will be deployed at the notting hill carnival for the first time this weekend, to try and deter people from carrying knives and other weapons. the move follows a wave of violent crime in the capital in recent months. scotland yard says on monday nearly 7,000 police officers will be on duty, the highest number for six years. the west london street party is expected to attract more than one million revellers to its floats, food stalls and music. london luton airport has been rated the worst in the uk for the third year running. a customer satisfaction survey by consumer group which? says that passengers faced disastrous customer service, queues at passport control and poor facilities. meanwhile, southend airport has been ranked as second best in the uk. smithfield market will celebrate its 150th
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anniversary this weekend with a street party. trading has taken place on the site for centuries, but in 1868, the city of london corporation officially opened the meat market's current building. many of the traders there today have a long family history at the market. my dad still works down here. he works for himself. and my uncles have been down here, that's all my dad's brothers, my grandad on my dad's side and also on my mum's side as well, so we've been down here a very, very long time. let's have a look at the travel situation now. there's a good service on the tubes this morning. 0n the roads, traffic is starting to build london bound on the a13 lodge avenue flyover. in cambridge heath, the a1208 hackney road is closed in both directions between mansford street and warner place due to an accident. the victoria embankment is closed westbound between southwark bridge and temple place for gas works. and in marylebone, the a41 gloucester place has two
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lanes closed northbound between the marylebone road and melcombe street due to gas repairs. let's have a check on the weather now with elizabeth rizzini. hello, good morning. it was a starry night last night in some cooler air. temperatures just about held on to double figures, but still a much fresher feel to things this morning than we saw this time yesterday. we keep the fresher feel throughout the day, lots of blue sky and sunshine around for much of the day, and also a few showers as we head into the afternoon and evening. it's a beautifully sunny start, we'll keep the sunshine through the morning and the first part of the afternoon, a fairly brisk north—westerly wind, though, and that will blow us in a few showers as we head through the afternoon, and those could turn quite heavy as we head into the evening, particularly the evening rush—hour. top temperatures between 17 and 20 celsius, that's lower than they have been an slightly below the average for this time of year too. watch out for those evening showers, some of them on the heavy side, maybe a rumble or two of thunder. they'll clear their wat south—eastwards through the evening and the overnight period to leave us with clear skies and rather chilly temperatures as well, down to seven or eight
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rurally as we head into tomorrow morning. the bank holiday weekend — well, saturday, still fresh, lots of sunshine and staying mostly dry. by sunday, rain spreading in from the west but milder air in time for bank holiday monday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. now, though, it's back to charlie and naga. bye for now. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. the time is 7:30am. here's a summary of this morning's main stories from bbc news: thomas cook is removing all its customers from a hotel in egypt after the unexplained death of a british couple. john and susan cooper died on tuesday while staying in the red sea resort of hurghada. the circumstances of their deaths are unknown, but the company said it was aware of further reports of illness among guests. its customers will be offered other accommodation or flights home. the former first minister of scotland, alex salmond,
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has denied sexual misconduct allegations made against him and is taking legal action against the scottish government. the daily record says the claims date back to 2013, when mr salmond was still in office. he says he hasn't been allowed to properly challenge the case against him. the scottish government says it will defend its position vigorously. the chancellor, philip hammond, has been accused of launching a dodgy project fear by brexit—backing conservatives — this after he warned that a no—deal brexit would cause major economic damage. mr hammond's comments came just hours after the brexit secretary, dominic raab, played down the likelihood of the uk leaving the eu without a deal. mr raab insisted an agreement is the most likely option, but says it's important practical preparations are made. health professionals should consider telling people to go tee—total, because there's no safe limit for alcohol consumption, that's the findings ouf a major new study. the research by the university of washington, published in the lancet medicaljournal, found that having just one alcoholic
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drink a day increased the chance of developing a problem. previous studies had claimed that moderate levels of drinking protected against heart disease. strong winds and torrential rains from hurricane lane have hit hawaii in the pacific ocean, causing flash floods and landslides. all public schools and many offices are closed as residents take shelter. the hurricane, earlier measured as category four, has now been downgraded to a category three storm. australia is to have a new prime minister after malcolm turnbull was forced out by his party rivals. scott morrison, the current treasurer in the government led by the liberal party, won a leadership contest held this morning. mr turnbull, who did not stand in the vote, said he was proud of his record and blamed insurgent mps for bringing him down. no australian prime minister has served a full three—year term since 2007. four men have beenjailed for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the uk with a street value of more than £41 million.
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the group, posing as businessmen, flew on a private jet from colombia to farnborough airport, where they were stopped by border force officials injanuary. 0fficers seized 15 suitcases found to contain half a ton of the class a drug. the men were sentenced to between 20 and 24 years in prison. well, this is one of the largest seizures in our recent history, but it is a day that we want to celebrate and show that this sort of activity, people that are seeking to smuggle illicit goods into the country, our officers are there to identify them and take action. those are the main stories this morning. coming up in ten minutes, nick will have the weather. good morning, holly. good morning. i am excited about andy murray
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potentially playing in the last grand slam. it has been over a year since he has been in action. he has been quite cautious because of the hip injury and rightly so. people out of wimbledon, didn't he? yes, we we re out of wimbledon, didn't he? yes, we were so excited, and at the final moment he pulled out, so fingers crossed at the us open we could see him back at no grand slam. the draw was held last night, and he has been drawn with james duckworth, who is coming back from injury as well. people suggesting it might be the best case scenario for him. he is the only person ranked below andy murray at the us open. who knows? he could do well if we see him back on the court. andy murray returns to grand slam tennis in new york next week. he meets duckworth in the first round of the us open — the last major of the season. murray has gone from world number one to 378th in the rankings, so he could've had a tougher draw, but duckworth is the only player ranked lower in the draw. rangers were the only british side
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to manage a win in the first leg of last night's europea league qualfiers — that takes steven gerrard's unbeaten run as manager to ten games. but celtic manager brendan rodgers said his side lacked pride and desire, after another disappointing night. the one positive was an away goal against fk soo—deva in lithuania, thanks to 0livier ntcham. but their defence fell apart again and the tie is level at 1—1 going into the second leg on thursday. i feel for the supporters, you know, tonight. they have come all the way out here, 200 of them, all the way out, probably trains, buses, the whole thing, and, you know, it is a disappointing performance for them. 0k, they have seen a goal, but we have to do much better than that. burnley manager sean dyche was critical of the officials in their match in athens, saying they were influenced by the 0lympiakos players. burnley lost 3—1.
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chris ashton returned from playing in france during the summer, with the hope of forcing his way into eddiejones' england squad. he earned his first call up for two years but he's now been given a seven—week ban for a dangerous tackle during a preseason match. it means he'll miss the first six games of the premiership season with sale and he'll really need to prove his worth for the autumn internationals. great britain's sophie hahn has won her first european 200—metres title. she took gold in the t38 class at the european para—athletics championships in berlin, to add to her world title. that was one of six golds for great britain on day four and they top the medals table with 31. britain also dominated the inaugural racerunning events, which mainly feature athletes with cerebal palsy, using specially designed trikes which give them support to run independently. hannah dines won gold, and she knows it's been a long process to get this included at a major championships.
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it is about cerebral palsy and really severe disability getting on the stage. and it is also about a wee kid being handed a dream. i was 19 but i felt two years old when i had the first unimpeded sense of movement. it doesn't matter how old you are. it is about me wanting the gold, i really wanted it. 31 years after his first, markjohnston has broken the record for the most british winners for a racehorse trainer. he made it 4,194 at york's ebor festival yesterday. poet's society, ridden by frankie dettori, gave him the record. johnston said it was a relief to finally get over the line and he'll be looking for more records to break. now i'm no expert bowler but i do know that you are supposed to send the ball forwards. this delivery from kent's mitchell
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claydon didn't quite follow the rules — he actually managed to throw the ball backwards, during their t20 blast match against lancashire lighning, who beat the spitfires to reach finals day. that is the kind of thing i would do. he won't forget that one in a hurry. it is easier said than done. if the conditions are quite slippery as well, it can slip out of your hands. it looks like maybe it hit his leg. i think it was the fact that he threw it quite hard, it slipped out and went to the site. did they laughed? probably not the time. i would did they laughed? probably not the time. iwould be did they laughed? probably not the time. i would be laughing. thank you very much. see you later. last month, those fond of a tipple might have raised a glass to the report that suggested drinking three to four times a week had health benefits. now a new study suggests that even one alcoholic drink a day can increase your risk of an alcohol—related death.
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let's discuss this with the gp, fari ahmad. very good morning to you. it is not the first time we have had conflicting reports of alcohol use. everyone knows that excessive use is harmful. there is no question about that. how do you as a gp try to advise people, given the various bits of information that come out? asagp bits of information that come out? asa gp in bits of information that come out? asagpina bits of information that come out? asa gp inaway bits of information that come out? asagpinawayiam bits of information that come out? as a gp in a way i am fortunate because you can tailor it to the individual. so the advice from the chief medical officer, they advise a 14 units for everybody as the weekly limit, but there are some people who... men and women? yes, it was different a few years ago. 20 4-man? yes, they look at the data and come
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out with the advice —— for men? just reading about the study, it is quite a big study and it will probably influenced things further down the line. there is the thing, this washington study that we are talking about, it says nothing is the best... no alcohol is the best option? yes. now, is it an obvious starting point? is it saying something? is it obviously true? because against that you have other reports, but also the kind of anecdotal idea of little villages in italy where everyone has a glass of red wine and those things people have knocking around in their head, how do you do it? i know it is confusing because all of the information seems to contradict itself, i think the thing to do, with this study, what they did, they looked at lots of studies, they looked at lots of studies, they looked at lots of studies, they looked at a few million people, it was massive, and they look at the good and the bad effects, and they worked out that while there is some
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benefit in drinking, the harms for this they reckon outweigh the good. so for most people it would mean looking at what you are drinking and making thatjudgement, looking at what you are drinking and making that judgement, taking looking at what you are drinking and making thatjudgement, taking on the information. how can it outweigh the good if you are told in the other report we mentioned that three or four drinks report we mentioned that three or fourdrinks can be report we mentioned that three or four drinks can be beneficial to help with diabetes? it depends - if you do a study on a group of 1000 people and, with a result, if you do the study on a group of people with 10 million people and you come up with a different result, the 10 million study is probably more close to reality than the smaller group that you did, so there is some of that you did, so there is some of that going on. there is some of — how people get information. when you ask people how much they drink they don't always — they are not always honest about it. there are ways to find out exactly what it would ring and the impact as well. and we spoke about how gps need to read between the lines and there was a piece in
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the lines and there was a piece in the paper that gps are told to assume that patients are lying about alcohol consumption and being modest, shall we say. you said you need to tailor the advice to individual needs. what if you're not someone who readily seize your gp? a lot of people don't see the gp from year to year lot of people don't see the gp from yearto year —— lot of people don't see the gp from year to year —— who readily seize a gp. people think, 0k, year to year —— who readily seize a gp. people think, ok, i exercise, year to year —— who readily seize a gp. people think, 0k, iexercise, i enjoy some drinks on the weekend, a couple of nights a week, i am fine, how does the message get them? we are in the age of information, so there is good website, nhs england, drink aware, you can be honest with yourself and i think that is going to bea yourself and i think that is going to be a big part of it, working out what you are drinking, the impact it is having on your life, and i think if you feel that there is an issue, or that there could be an issue, then speak to someone, speak to your
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gp, get some advice about it. do you think we will get to a point in this process — if you like on it to smoking, the nhs advice on smoking is not that having a couple of cigarettes is ok, is it? no. so why with alcohol can we allow those m . with alcohol can we allow those margins? if the assumption is it is bad for you, why is the official advice, don't drink, ratherthan saying, drinka bit, because advice, don't drink, ratherthan saying, drink a bit, because that is the grey area, people think i am close to the maximum, so i'm 0k, it isa close to the maximum, so i'm 0k, it is a curious position we have got into with alcohol, isn't it? it is and it is a reflection of how interwoven it has been in life for centuries, years, and it is not — it isa centuries, years, and it is not — it is a cultural thing, it can be an emotional people for people, a lot of people feel it helps people function better, do better, and i think it is trying to tease it out, humans are not logical. you can see
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two —— stated he will that x leads to y, so the best thing to do is to give people the information and then people can look at it and make choices and, you know, sometimes... so long as it isn't conflicting, which is why we are talking to you. i understand. you really have to look at the what they are doing, what they base it on, is there the strength to the arc and, what other numbers like? it is not easy.” suspect that there will be another report. i am sure they will. and we will talk to you about that as well. interesting the way statistics are mentioned because we will speak to —— someone about the best statistical the year. they are really funny. here is a man who enjoys statistics, lots of numbers. good morning. we're going to do the weather for
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the entirety of the bank holiday weekend, not a bank holiday in scotland, but this rainbow is the indication of showers out there but sunshine as well. a cool start, cool weather, the wind coming in from the west north—west, the blue moving in, it stays with us through the weekend with temperatures below average for the time of year. sunshine, showers, cool and breezy today. the showers we begin the day within west scotland, northern ireland, western scotland, northern ireland, western scotland, wales and the midlands, pushing west and south east during the day. where you start with sunshine, cloud will build and you may catch a shower. sunshine in between the showers, the showers could be heavy and possibly thundery and gusty winds, these are average speeds today by gusts around 30 mph, noticeably windier, enhancing the cooler feel to things, especially when the showers move through so for many, around the mid teens for our top temperature. the heavy showers filter away to southern areas as we
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go through this evening before clearing away, then largely clear skies overnight but still some showers to the north—west of the uk on the breeze, which eases a touch but the main story of the night is how chilly it's going to be, four or five degrees in the coldest spots, first thing tomorrow feeling cooler than at the moment. tomorrow is a quieter day, the odd shower around, northern and western scotland, northern ireland, north—west england, maybe some elsewhere but fewer than today, not as heavy. fading in the afternoon with the breeze easing. the temperature is a degree or so higher, so by afternoon, feeling warmer. as we go pa rt afternoon, feeling warmer. as we go part of the weekend on sunday, an area of low pressure will push these weather fronts across the country and that means a spell of proper rain, heavy rain in places, spreading eastwards. where you start dry in the used, cloud fitting thickening, the rain comes in. timing is an issue. —— in the eastern. the wind stronger on
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sunday, ran western coast, could get 45 mph gusts and a bit cooler once again on sunday —— in the east. the chance of a shower on monday but not many, chance of a shower on monday but not any chance of a shower on monday but not many, many will stay dry, spells of sunshine around and by monday as the wind eases again, feeling warmer once again. a bit of a rollercoaster ride this weekend. some rain if you wa nt ride this weekend. some rain if you want it on the garden, not if you wa nt to want it on the garden, not if you want to barbecue on sunday, some sunshine and maybe in the sunshine a bit of warmth at times, but it's going to be quite a cool weekend. looks like it. mick, thanks very much. —— nick. almost 40 years on from the last pa pal visit, thousands of people are expected to travel to dublin to see the pope this weekend. but in the wake of abuse scandals in the catholic church what kind of welcome will pope francis receive? critics of the church are planning protests, but as our correspondent chris page reports, it remains a key part of people's lives. 39 years ago, ireland put on a
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massive display of euphoria, devotion and loyalty. people of ireland... john paul ii was the first pope to visit the country, which, at the time, was often described as the most catholic in the world. tomorrow, pope francis will arrive ona tomorrow, pope francis will arrive on a transformed island. the church's influence is much diminished and its reputation badly damaged. people here were abused in children's homes run by religious orders are preparing to protest. they want the pope to say sorry on behalf of the cure can go further. we're asking him to apologise and not only that, to fork up and do what's right out of the faults and the muggy that they have, it's not all about muggy, i know that, but that's the only form ofjustice people are going to get, especially our elderly people whose lives have been ruined. the revelations aren't over yet, especially in northern ireland. stormont has commissioned research on churches tojewish and is for unmarried mothers to help
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decide if there will be a public enquiry. particularly for a lot of women in northern ireland, their voices have not been heard. we do not know about their stories. there is stories are ones that we will hopefully be able to be here, be able to uncover, be able to understand more in a new era as the church does have to deal with the responsibilities from the past. the dark side of the church's past continues to overstate its present but catholic church attendances in ireland are still proportionally the third highest in europe. at st patrick's parish in north belfast, about 200 come to this soup kitchen every weekend. it's open to everyone in need from all communities and backgrounds. part of any christian faith is the basics, to reach out your helping hand and feed people. as christian catholic people, we
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wa nt as christian catholic people, we want to ensure that the people around us are giving every beat of help that we can give. a number of the volunteers will be heading south for the pope's visit, and they admire what he says about tackling poverty. when you see the pope, you think about leadership around issues like homelessness and so impassioned as well, it's very important that passion is shown. you see the passion is shown. you see the passion people have tonight. i believe that he has it as well. the soul of ireland is under the spotlight. 500,000 people are expected to come here to phoenix park in dublin for a papal mass on sunday for the catholic church's most sincere members and its strongest critics, this weekend will be significant, symbolic and historic. lots of talk about the
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economy over the last 24 hours and those guidelines for businesses about what might be lying around the cornerfor about what might be lying around the corner for them. about what might be lying around the cornerfor them. some businesses are doing very, very well despite all the negative chat about the impact of brexit. 0ne the negative chat about the impact of brexit. one of those is an ice cream factory, i wonder why that's done well with the summer we've been having, ben is there this morning. not allowed to touch any of it i hope, benjamin! good morning! good morning. i'm hoping you will stay on this lovely shot of the ice cream rather than seeing this fetching ensemble i've got to where this morning. welcome to this factory just outside this morning. welcome to this factoryjust outside chester. this is the ice cream at its early stages before the flavour is added, there is about 800 tubs in there but they've done pretty well over the last few months because the weather's been so good, there's been much more of it, and they're selling more, but the weather is a big challenge. do they have the right stuff in the right shots at the right time? john is the boss here.
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you're filling up the boxes by hand, they're sold all around the region —— right shops. you've had a busy time, sales, the weather has been good for you? fantastic, since the heatwave which started in may, we are 40% up on production from the same period last year. how do you make sure you meet demand, have you a lwa ys make sure you meet demand, have you always got an eye on the forecast? we have. in this country you can live on it so much but we generally know the seasons and what goes around comes around a little bit. we're no we're going to be busy in the summerand we we're no we're going to be busy in the summer and we try to scale up accordingly for that —— camera light on it. fashion —— camera “ camera —— camera light on it. diane, in terms of what is done well this spring and summer, the weather has been great news for so many
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retailers, has it helped make up for the cold weather at the start of the year? i wish i could say it has but it hasn't. the spell in february and march and also april really caused foot fall, the volume of customer activity in our destinations, to drop massively. we're now back to where we would expect to be, which is about 1% down on last year and that's the long—term trend. but it's not making up for the bad spell. but we are seeing that foot fall in high streets after 5pm has gone up this year, that's because people are enjoying the weather and the warmth and going out to do all the experienced things we've talked about for such a long time. retail and activities, all that experience these days, so that's helping sustain our retail destinations. simon, you sell clothes, particularly mail order and catalogues but also online, what are your challenges? making sure you've got the right stuff to sell? you've got the right stuff to sell? you've got to keep an eye on the forecast
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and it takes you a while to import that stuff? it does, but we keep very fluid. we keep it very fluid so we always have... we send out 49 million catalogues per year and a new one goes out every month, so we can change things. we look at the hmmfi can change things. we look at the forecast and when the red is looking like an extended hot spell, we sell more and promote more of the summer products —— the weather is. more and promote more of the summer products -- the weather is. lots of your stuff is made in india, turkey and china, you must have to put your in order early to make sure it is here in time? the initial order is six months before and then they come ina six months before and then they come in a month before the catalogues go out. we have flexibility with turkey and we have guys in china and india that can make quick repeats. sometimes we sell out. diane was saying earlier that she waits for the sale and she's going to do that, because there's never anything left. sometimes when you're sold out, everything is monitored on the website and it will say when it's
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coming back into stock. the cool weather at the start of the year to the people at home, the beast from the people at home, the beast from the east, what does that mean for you, what does it mean? it was a bit of heaven for us. the autumn stuff was going to go into sale but the hmmfi was going to go into sale but the forecast meant we didn't have to do that. we had a new catalogue in february but we had heavy stocks from autumn and they all went. it worked beautifully in our favour. thanks very much, more later. that is one view from both clothing and across the high street. is it enough to make up for that terrible weather we had at the start of the year? maybe. sales are up a bit on last year but is it the boost for the high street we need? perhaps, not all doom and gloom on the high street but we hear a lot of stories ofa street but we hear a lot of stories of a lot of retailers really struggling right now. it's nice to talk about good news for a change, the good weather having a real
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impact ona the good weather having a real impact on a lot of businesses right now and it shows if they get it right, they get the right stuff in the right stores at the right time, we as customers are willing to spend it. more on this after 8am but i will leave you on this beautiful shot of ice cream this morning. time for the news, travel and weather we re for the news, travel and weather were you're watching breakfast this morning. good morning from bbc london news, i'm sarah 0rchard. airport—style metal detectors will be deployed at the notting hill carnival for the first time this weekend, to try and deter people from carrying knives and other weapons. the move follows a wave of violent crime in the capital in recent months. scotland yard says on monday nearly 7,000 police officers will be on duty, the highest number for six years. the west london street party is expected to attract more than one million revellers to its floats, food stalls and music. london luton airport has been rated the worst in the uk for the third year running. a customer satisfaction survey by consumer group which? says that passengers faced disastrous customer service, queues at passport control and poor facilities. meanwhile, southend airport has been ranked as second best in the uk. smithfield market will
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celebrate its 150th anniversary this weekend with a street party. trading has taken place on the site for centuries, but in 1868, the city of london corporation officially opened the meat market's current building. many of the traders there today have a long family history at the market. my dad still works down here. he works for himself. and my uncles have been down here, that's all my dad's brothers, my grandad on my dad's side and also on my mum's side as well, so we've been down here a very, very long time. let's have a look at the travel situation now. there's a good service on the tube this morning. 0n the roads, traffic is starting to build. it's slow northbound at the entrantarce to the blackwall tunnel south portal. the victoria embankment is closed westbound between southwark bridge and temple place for gas works. and in marylebone,
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the a41 gloucester place has two lanes closed northbound between the marylebone road and melcombe street due to gas repairs. let's have a check on the weather now with elizabeth rizzini. hello, good morning. it was a starry night last night in some cooler air. temperatures just about held on to double figures, but still a much fresher feel to things this morning than we saw this time yesterday. we keep the fresher feel throughout the day, lots of blue sky and sunshine around for much of the day, and also a few showers as we head into the afternoon and evening. it's a beautifully sunny start, we'll keep the sunshine through the morning and the first part of the afternoon, a fairly brisk north—westerly wind, though, and that will blow us in a few showers as we head through the afternoon, and those could turn quite heavy as we head into the evening, particularly the evening rush—hour. top temperatures between 17 and 20 celsius, that's lower than they have been an slightly below the average for this time of year too. watch out for those evening showers, some of them on the heavy side, maybe a rumble or two of thunder. they'll clear their wat south—eastwards through the evening
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and the overnight period to leave us with clear skies and rather chilly temperatures as well, down to seven or eight rurally as we head into tomorrow morning. the bank holiday weekend — well, saturday, still fresh, lots of sunshine and staying mostly dry. by sunday, rain spreading in from the west but milder air in time for bank holiday monday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. now, though, it's back to charlie and naga. bye for now. good morning and welcome to breakfast, with charlie stayt. and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today... the unexplained death of a british couple on holiday in egypt leads thomas cook to evacuate more than 300 tourists from a red sea hotel. alex salmond, the former first minister of scotland, denies allegations of sexual misconduct. he says he's suing the scottish government over its handling of the complaints. no safe level of alcohol. a major study says being teetotal is the only way to avoid any risk to your health.
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andy murray knows who he'll face on his return to grand slam tennis. he'll take on the australian james duckworth in the first round of the us open, which starts on monday. good morning. the hot summer weather gave a fairly big boost to business with more of us out shopping, which is good news for places like this. am atan is good news for places like this. am at an ice cream factor factory in chester this morning. good morning, it's a cool weekend on the way. sunshine and showers today, saturday and monday. 0n sunshine and showers today, saturday and monday. on sunday, some rain. weather coming up in the next half—hour. it's friday the 24th of august. it's friday 24th august. our top story. thomas cook is removing all its customers from a hotel in egypt after the unexplained death of a british couple.
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john cooper and his wife susan from burnley in lancashire, died at the hotel steigenberger aqua magic in the red sea resort of hurghada. the circumstances of their deaths are unknown. let's get more from our reporter matt cole, who is in our london newsroom. good morning, and so far there is still quite a bit of mystery about this, thomas cup removing all the residents from that hotel, matt? yes, unusual indeed, although the company, i have been speaking to them this morning and they have been trying to play down some speculation aboutair trying to play down some speculation about air conditioning problems and gas leaks, about air conditioning problems and gas lea ks, they about air conditioning problems and gas leaks, they say that is just speculation. but yes, it is a strange move. john and susan cooper had been staying at this hotel with their daughter, one of about 50 or so luxury hotels run by a german company. we understand thatjohn cooper suffered a heart attack on
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tuesday and despite treatment he died. but then on the same dayjust hours later his wife susan also passed away and the circumstances around her death remain unclear. what we do know is that she actually worked for thomas cup. the company hasissued worked for thomas cup. the company has issued a statement saying it is deeply saddened by their deaths at the statement actually goes on to say... now, thomas cook customers have been reacting to this decision, one of them has been in touch with us, she and her husband actually stayed in steigenberger aqua magicjust a few weeks ago and both of them fell ill. she says she thinks the company is handling the situation in the right way. the reps are absolutely second to none, very, very good and i'm
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sure based on even our small experience of illness, which is in no way in any comparison to these tragic losses, is was an absolutely right in removing people from the hotel even if there is the slightest notion of there being some outbreak of anything. so, starting from today, all 301 customers who are staying in the steigenberger aqua magic with thomas cook will be offered alternative accommodation or if they prefer a flight is being laid on today to take them home. in the meantime the company says anyone who has booked to stay in that hotel with them in the next four weeks will be contacted and offered alternative holiday arrangements. the former first minister of scotland, minister of scotland alex salmond has denied sexual misconduct allegations made against him. the daily record newspaper says the claims date back to 2013, when he was still in office. here's our political
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correspondent glenn campbell. in a statement, alex salmond says two people had made allegations against him. the daily record says the complaints were of a sexual nature and dated back to 2013 when he was first minister. mr salmond says that he refutes all allegations and says some were ridiculous. he said that they were being dealt with under what he called an "unjust procedure" put in place from the scottish government after he left office. he said he was not allowed to properly challenge the case against him. mr salmond, who twice led the snp, is seeking a judicial review of the complaints process in the court of session. the scottish government said it would defend its position vigorously. the chancellor, philip hammond, has been accused of launching a "dodgy project fear" by brexit—backing conservatives. this after he warned that a no—deal brexit would cause major economic damage. mr hammond's comments came just hours after the brexit secretary dominic raab played down the likelihood of the uk leaving the eu without a deal.
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mr raab insisted an agreement is the most likely option, but says it's important "practical" preparations are made. conservative mp andrew bridgen said it was "no coincidence" that the chancellor's comments were published yesterday. project fear has now moved onto no deal. that is wto. it is not project fear, it is the way we trade with most of the world. al business and exports are increasing at the highest rate, there is nothing to worry about. there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption and health officials should consider recommending that people go teetotal, that's the findings of a major global study. the research was led by the university of washington and published in the lancet medicaljournal. here's our health correspondent dominic hughes. just how much alcohol is it safe to drink? different studies offering apparently contradictory results can be confusing, as is the level of risk posed by drinking even
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a moderate amount of alcohol. now new research says there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. the global study looked at drinking habits over 26 years in 195 countries. around the world, one in three people are thought to drink alcohol. alcohol use is linked to nearly a 10th of all deaths in those aged 15 to 49. this leaves the authors to conclude that any health benefits of drinking are outweighed by the risks. in the uk, the advice is to limit consumption to 14 units a week, around six pints of lager or seven glasses of wine. health experts say for most people, sticking to this level of consumption presents a very low risk and in the end, this is what the debate around alcohol consumption comes down to, the level of risk we're each willing to live with. dominic hughes, bbc news. travel chaos is threatening to scupper plans for thousands of holidaymakers ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
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more than 2 million people are set to leave the uk this weekend but a "perfect storm" of rail cancellations, road works and airport strikes could severely hamper people's hopes of getting away. simonjones is at the port of dover for us this morning. it looks glorious and i can see the queues, well, there aren't really that many queues but that is not expect it to be the case later in the day? lorries queueing at the moment to get into the port. for the tourists there were some queues earlier and that seems to have eased but it very much depends on when the ferries come in and when people are booked on them. but for many it is set to be a frantic friday at the start of the bank holiday weekend and for some, a frustrating friday, if they get caught up in queues. here at the port of dover they are expecting 800 cars today and that could cause problems on the motorway, particularly concerns
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about the m20 here in kent and also the m1 and the mfive. now, when should you not travel if you want to avoid the queues? well, disagree advice just today, you shouldn't travel from around two o'clock until 7.30 this evening. —— well, this is the advice. that's because you're going to get tourist traffic combined with people leaving work. then on saturday we are told to avoid... now, it's going to be very busy on the roads. we are expecting 18 million people to take to their vehicles over the next four days. if you want to avoid trouble on the rail network, we're advised to avoid euston station, because that's going to be shut completely from tomorrow for three days while they carry out engineering work. and we are told it is the best time of year to carry it
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out because fewer people to travel, although it may cause inconvenience. and if you're flying, take care at liverpooljohn lennon airport, because around 80 staff members are walking out on strike in a row over pgy- walking out on strike in a row over pay. although the airport insists things will be running normally the passengers. 0f things will be running normally the passengers. of course it's not a banker of the day for everyone. if you're in scotland you will have to wait until november for the next one. but for a lot of us, this is the last long weekend we're expected to have before, wait for it, christmas! let's not get that far ahead, that's never necessary, is it?! strong winds and torrential rains from hurricane lane have hit hawaii in the pacific ocean, causing flash floods and landslides. (tx 00v) all public schools and many offices are closed all public schools and many offices are closed as residents take shelter. the hurricane, earlier measured as category four has now been downgraded to a category three storm. lebo diseko has more. hurricane lane is yet
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to hit these islands, but the rain and winds already have. 0ne section of the big island had nearly half a metre of rain in just 24 hours as the category 3 cyclone gets nearer. even if it doesn't make landfall, it still brings a storm that authorities say could be life—threatening. we're extremely concerned about the potentials for inland flooding, landslides are caring and damage to the transportation, communications infrastructure. residents have been battening down the hatches. the governor's warned them to prepare for the worst. he says they should take the threat seriously and put aside at least two weeks' worth of food, water and medicines. there were long queues as people rushed to get their last few supplies. some supermarkets say their shelves were stripped bare. elsewhere, frantic efforts to try and offend these islands from the sea. a storm surge is expected to bring huge breaking waves, raising water levels more than a metre above normal tide levels.
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these pictures from nasa show the hurricane south of hawaii just a couple of days ago. only two hurricanes have made landfall in hawaii since the 19505. if lane's centre crosses land here, it would make it only the third. president trump has declared a state of emergency, which means federal authorities will help state and local responses. in the meantime, people here are bracing themselves for some tough days ahead, with the hurricane expected to hit sometime on friday. lebo diseko, bbc news. australia is to have a new prime minister, after malcolm turnbull was forced out by his party rivals. scott morrison, the current treasurer in the government led by the liberal party, won a leadership contest held this morning. mr turnbull, who did not stand in the vote, said he was proud of his record and blamed "insurgent" mps for bringing him down. no australian prime minister has served a full three—year term since 2007.
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in the mother of a young girl who died following a number of asthma attacks is pressing for a new inquest into her death after new evidence came to light. ella kissi—debrah was just nine years old when she died, after years of seizures. the cause of her asthma was never established, but research suggests it could be linked to illegal levels of air pollution. ella's mum rosamund joins us now, along with dr angela simpson, who specialises in respiratory medicine at the university of manchester. very good morning to you, thank you very good morning to you, thank you very much for coming to talk to us. this is such a personal story for you, and! this is such a personal story for you, and i wasjust nine years this is such a personal story for you, and i was just nine years old, can you tell us what happened? yeah, she was. ella was a very lively,
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bubbly, healthy young girl. she was into everything, music, sport... she got at the time what we thought was a cold, which lead into lots of coughing. and as we now all know, it ended up being one of the worst cases of asthma ever recorded in this country. and she fell very ill? she did, very, very quickly, actually. she became ill in october and by decemberof actually. she became ill in october and by december of that year, the end of the year, she was in her first coma. that's how ill she actually was. and you're now pressing for a new inquest into her death because new evidence has come to like — what have you uncovered that makes you want to have the new inquest senate well, one of the things when she died, i've made the decision to take her samples, because there was so much about her condition that wasn't known. samples
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of what senate all over, her fingernails, hair, from top to toe. because there were so much uncertainty about when she died, what triggered off these horrendous attacks. and someone has now looked attacks. and someone has now looked at these samples so there is proper medical evidence to show the link with pollution. let's talk about where you lived at that moment in time because you are relating this to the pollution, or perhaps a spike in air quality? yeah, it has now been established, we actually didn't know that at the time but they have now linked it with the emissions. we'd absolutely did not know that at the time. you are in south london and you're near a very busy road, the south circular, the inner ring road of london, which is very, very busy which obviously will contribute
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to pollution. yes, we can't get away from that, there is lots of research actually showing that. but i am always very mindful, because being a south london resident, you know, in the past, you know that there are lots of young people who live around there, there are schools, so i am very mindful and one of the reasons why i have called for an inquest is that now this information has come to light, although it has been explained to us, i think it needs to go through the courts, it needs to be examined and looked at a lot more closely. it is the most natural thing in the world for kevin willmott to ask those questions about what might have been the contributing factors, what does the science tell us about the potential link between pollution and asthma? we know that in areas where there are very high pollutants, that we have seen more hospital admissions with asthma. if we look at a
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population level from studies we have done in manchester, when we look at the growth of lung function in children in their early years, we can see a very small but significant eduction in growth in the lungs during the early years in children who are exposed to higher levels of these outdoor pollutants like oxides of nitrogen. what do you do with information like this? that is a difficult question because these are studies at population level. what is much harder to do is to show within any individual what has triggered asthma in that person and what has triggered the asthma exacerbation. because often, it's triggered the asthma exacerbation. because often, its many different factors acting together that cause an asthma exacerbation. but what we do know is that there are certain times where there is a spike in the impactand times where there is a spike in the impact and the number of admissions to hospital? 27 admissions have been linked to a spike in the level of pollution. at a particular time of year? no, not really, there was no
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real pattern, this was part of the difficulty as well. yeah, this was one of the difficulties, so it didn't matter whether it was winter, some, all year round, there was no rhyme or reason when she had these attacks are. but there is now some thought, isn't there, that with children going back to school at the moment and parents need to prepare their children if they are in polluted areas, what are you seeing in terms of september, for example? so we do see a spike in hospital admissions from children with asthma in september time so i think it is a really important message, we're getting our children ready to go back to school, i would urge parents to remember their inhalers, get back into the routine of taking your preventative inhalers as prescribed by the doctor. they work in the background to calm down the inflammation in the airways so that when you are exposed to triggers it
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is less likely to cause an attack.” would imagine kevin willmott part of what you are doing is to get questions answered for your daughter and for yourself and for your family but clearly as we heard there are indications for other people here as well? there are but for us first and foremost it's very important has a parent, we want to know really why she died. although we've got a report, we want it reflected on her death certificate. this has never been done before. and yes there are implications for other young children. we hope if we can establish the link the government will then take this very seriously to clean up the air in this country because it is absolutely filthy. you do have the backing of city found a neat mayor of london, on this. he has also spoken about resistance to what he has been trying to do to clear up what he has been trying to do to clearup air what he has been trying to do to clear up air pollution in london, do you feel that resistance? there is, i think people need to understand,
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unless we do something now, in future this is going to be a public health crisis. and it is not a cce pta ble health crisis. and it is not acceptable for young children to be walking around going to school and breathing in this air. it's filthy, we have a duty of care to children and we need to do something about it. kevin willmott, thank you so much forjoining us this morning, and dr angela simpson as well. —— rosamunde. iam going i am going to show you a picture of dover. we know it is going to be one of the busiest days of the year in terms of travel and we are expecting some travel disruption. simon jones is going to keep us up to date. but first, it looks glorious there, tell us first, it looks glorious there, tell us if that's the way it's going to be for the rest of the country, nick? well, it is not like that everywhere, there are some shower clouds around and it is feeling cool out there. throughout the weekend
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some blue showing up, temperatures heading below average for the time of year. today, sunshine, yes, but showers. a lot of them at the moment in northern ireland and western scotla nd in northern ireland and western scotland and north—west england. they're going to gradually filter south and east across the uk. where you have the sunshine at the moment, the cloud will be building. it could be quite late on, though, before any of these reach the far south—east of england. quite gusty winds, these are average speeds but the gusts will be up to 30mph. some showers will be up to 30mph. some showers will be up to 30mph. some showers will be thundery, a risk of hail, too. not all of the day will be wet but these temperatures are struggling into the mid—teens for many of us during the day, below—average. many of the showers will eventually reach the south—east corner this evening. then they will clear and there will be some more coming into the north—west overnight but many places have clear crops, allowing temperatures to drop away.
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if you're camping this weekend, be aware that temperatures will be well down into single figures, some chilly nights on the way. nowhere is immune from catching a shower but there will not be as many on saturday and in fact not many left at all during saturday afternoon. more sunshine by then. and we find temperatures may a degree or so higher. but then on sunday, downhill once again, as we see an area of low pressure moving in and some rain on the way. you may appreciate some of this on the garden but it is going to dampena this on the garden but it is going to dampen a few barbecues on sunday, i think. the who's picked up once again, especially on western coasts, up again, especially on western coasts, up to 45mph. —— the winds pick up. on monday, a bank holiday except in scotland, we're back to sunshine and a few showers. not everybody will catch one. it starts breezy on
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monday, then the wind eases a bit. by monday, then the wind eases a bit. by monday afternoon it's going to feel a bit warmer. we've had some very warm to hot bank holidays this year — this is not go in to be one of them. let's return to our top story. more than 300 holidaymakers in egypt will be packing their bags this morning after a british couple died in hurghada on the red sea. let's discuss this in more detail with the travel editor of the independent, simon calder who joins us now. simon, there is no explanation at this minute, these are unexplained deaths but it has led to thomas cook taking this quite unprecedented action. it is extremely unusual for any big holiday company to evacuate all its guests, 301 of them, british
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and german and other nationalities as well. they are being moved to other properties in the red sea resort of hurghada and for those who wa nts to resort of hurghada and for those who wants to return early there will be an extra large aircraft laid on this afternoon from manchester which will bring them back in the early hours of tomorrow morning. but as you say, unexplained at the moment. there have been rumours that carbon monoxide poisoning was involved but iam seeing monoxide poisoning was involved but i am seeing absolutely no indication that that is the case. of course, there was a tragedy in 2006 involving christie and bobby shepherd in corfu in which they died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. but there has been serious illness obviously in this case which is why thomas cook have taken this extraordinary step. obviously, what we can extra brigade from the little we can extra brigade from the little we know is that there is obviously a
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problem with the hotel, but that hotel itself has had very good ratings before, 96% approval, i think. the steigenberger aqua magic is its name? yes. and this chain has many hotels across egypt. i have not stayed in this particular one, i stayed in this particular one, i stayed in this particular one, i stayed in another one, very high quality, very well regarded german chain. but egypt is a place where a lot of people have issues with holiday illness. isn't that usually food? not specifically egypt but thatis food? not specifically egypt but that is usually the common thing... but 300 people, is this implying something different? this is a precautionary step. thomas cook obviously says that they take health and safety extremely seriously and they are moving everybody out as a precaution. there may well be issues that involve food at the hotel, we don't know yet. but it might also be
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that there is an illness that is spreading that is particularly wieland and dangerous. —— virulent. and this tragedy at the moment is having medical authorities examining it and subsequently there will be a police investigation i guess they as well. it is worth saying that those resorts had suffered with bookings over recent yea rs resorts had suffered with bookings over recent years but as i understand it had risen dramatically recently. yes. and once again it's become a popular destination with british tourists? yes. hurghada has willy taken over from sharm el—sheikh, which is still off—limits three years after a russian jet was downed, british tourists are still being told not to go there. hurghada has taken over. the number of british people going to egypt this year we understand has almost doubled. much more of a winter
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destination and they are expecting a lot of people to be heading there. but of course there is an awful lot of potential holidaymakers who will be very concerned about this awful tragedy. briefly, what will happen to those who are coming back if this is thought to be a medical situation, will they have to undergo any situation, will they have to undergo a ny tests ? situation, will they have to undergo any tests? well, that remains to be seen. i am any tests? well, that remains to be seen. iam not any tests? well, that remains to be seen. i am not hearing, there is lots of speculation on social media, iam not lots of speculation on social media, i am not hearing of any particular cases of british people being seriously ill as a result but clearly if something is identified thatis clearly if something is identified that is a particular health hazard that is a particular health hazard that would certainly be something they would want to address. but at they would want to address. but at the moment people are being given the moment people are being given the option of weather they want to come back, they are not being told, you must leave. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning, much coolerfeel to
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the weather today across all parts of the united kingdom, and with that cooler feel, blustery showers of the united kingdom, and with that coolerfeel, blustery showers moving their way coolerfeel, blustery showers moving theirway in, mainly coolerfeel, blustery showers moving their way in, mainly across north—western parts. fresh air outside, air coming from the moment, against the blues on the air mass charts as we go through the next few days. keeping the school field through today, share was mostly towards scotland, northern ireland, north—western parts of england, showers could be heavy and frequent. showers around wales and south—west england. oliver farr southeast, looking most dry with sunny spells, 14 or 15 degrees. —— for the far south—east. through the evening and tonight, we will be left
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with lengthy clear spells, taking this into saturday morning, beneath those clear spells, turning pretty chilly, you can see by the temperature gradient, some blues across scotland, greens for most of us, temperatures in single figures, perhaps as low as three or 4 degrees in rural parts of northern england and across scotland. during saturday, fine and sunny start the day, a lot of sunshine on saturday. a showers, just off the cheshire gap into the midlands, into scotland. fairly fresh blustery north winds warmer temperatures up to 16 to 20 celsius again. on into sunday, troublemaker, moving its way in from the atlantic, area of low pressure, sweeping in, quite a bit of rain during sunday, very wet day for most of us. if you have a bank holiday on
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monday, it should be better, rain clears to the east, and it gets warmer as well. hello, this is business live from bbc news with sally bundock and mayram moshiri. how far and how fast will us rates rise? the chair of the us fed could give us a hint later today as central bank bosses meet from around the world. we're live, we're in london, and that's our top story on friday 24th august. is the annual power well for some of the world's most powerful central bankers, hosted by the boss of the
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fed, jerome powell, we will look at what they have to say as it becomes highly politicised thanks to president trump.

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