good afternoon. the foreign secretary has urged eu leaders to "step back from the abyss" of a no—deal brexit and engage with the british government's proposals. jeremy hunt said they had not given a detailed response to theresa may's proposals. the so—called chequers plan was largely dismissed by eu leaders at the salzburg summit on thursday. last night the european council president donald tusk said the british had already known about the eu's objections, however a brexit deal was still possible. our political correspondent matt cole reports. she was feeling the heat in salzburg, but by friday, theresa may was fighting back. i have treated the eu with nothing but respect. the uk expects the same. this social media post from the man who chaired the salzburg summit, donald tusk, hasn't helped matter, mocking mrs may for what he says he tried to
trade pick the best bits of single market. but with increasingly bad blood over negotiations, what next for negotiations? if the eu's view is just saying no to every proposal by the united kingdom and we will capitulate and end up with the norway option of staying in the eu, if that is their view, they have profoundly misjudged the british people. the man who chaired the eu summit said the leaders were surprised at mrs may's uncovered my —— konta rising tone and dismissed the suggestion that her chequers proposal had been rejected without negotiation. mr tusk said the result of the analysis had been known to the british side by many weeks but held out hope for a deal, continuing... labour says theresa may is out of her depth and has
repeated its call for a general election is it can take power and takeover. you negotiate europeans and with our partners on the basics of mutual respect. we could change the atmosphere overnight with the negotiations. with a tricky party conference looming, mrs may is being buffeted from all sides. even some brexit supporting mps are demanding a change of tack which means she'll need powerful words to win support for sticking with her chosen planned, so what should she say? we are not going to be able to get anything we want and neither will the other side, she needs to be very clear about that. and that is why it chequers is the right thing to do. she needs to move beyond brexit and explain what the country is going to look like beyond the process because that's what the country want to hear. solving the northern ireland
border issue could prove key to this and the government says it's working on new proposal. theresa may any deal cannot divide the province into a separate customs zone from the uk. the eu says it will not accept at solution which unravels its precious single market so right now the deadlock —— the negotiations seem deadlocked. brexit will be one of the issues on the agenda at the labour party conference, which begins in liverpool this weekend. the shadow chancellorjohn mcdonnell has revealed that, if elected, labour could renationalise the whole of the rail network within five years. our political correspondent alex forsyth is in liverpool. alex, what can we expect from conference? it hasn't even got under way happily yet and we have already heard some of the policies that the party is hoping to promote. their plans for rationalising the railways, possibly within five years, where labour to come to power. they say they could look at the existing contracts and see if there were break clauses which could be exploited. they are
also talking about more support for domestic abuse victims, and new women and equality is apartment being set up and encouraging employers to give victims of domestic abuse ten paid days leave a year. the party is keen to promote its policy agenda because it says it's getting ready for the next general election, but it will not be able to avoid some of the divisive issues that still plague labour, the changes to the party rules, giving the members more clout which is controversial. but the big one is brexit. a number of local member parties is pushing the leadership to campaignfor parties is pushing the leadership to campaign for another vote on the final deal. that is not the leadership position, they say the result of the referendum must the respected but expect that to come up time and time again. the government has problems over brexit and labour does as well. gunmen in iran have opened fire at a military parade in the south—western city of ahvaz. officials say more than 20 people were killed, and many more injured. reports say two of the attackers
were killed by police, and two were arrested. a spokesman for iran's revolutionary guards said the attack is thought to have been carried out by sunni arab separatists. the supermarket chain co—op is scrapping plastic carrier bags from 1,400 of its uk shops today, and replacing them with a compostable version. it's the latest retailer to cut down after the government laid out plans to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in britain within 25 years, as our business correspondent emma simpson reports. plastic waste — we're drowning in it. around a million tonnes of plastic is generated by uk supermarkets every year, and they've been coming up with a host of measures to try to stem the tide. take iceland, where plastic packaging is on the way out, from fruit and veg to plastic dishes for ready meals. all its own branded products will have paper or biodegradable packaging within five years. at morrisons, you can take your own container
when you buy meat and fish, and there are now paper bags, not plastic, for loose fruit and veg. black plastic is difficult to recycle, but asda has replaced it for all its fruit and veg. now the co—op has an environmentally friendly alternative for carrying shopping home. these bags will be rolled out in 1,400 stores. all of the major retailers have signed up to a really ambitious commitment under the uk plastics pact, and that's to make 100% of plastics packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. and so, all of them are working incredibly hard and fast to meet those objectives. it's notjust retailers — all businesses are now under pressure to act since the world has woken up to the scourge of plastic pollution. emma simpson, bbc news. with all the sport now, here's katherine downes at the bbc sport centre.
good afternoon. 80,000 fans are expected at wembley stadium this evening for anthonyjoshua's latest world title defence against russian‘s alexander povetkin. the rain has already arrived in north london so it could be a wet one for those watching. david 0rstien is there for us. lots of talk today about how this will be a tough test forjoshua goodhue the favourite to win? -- but he is the favourite to win? he is, the favourite to win in style. everyone turning up tonight will expect anthonyjoshua to extend his unbeaten run to 22 but in alexander povetkin, he faces a tough opponent. we saw that on the undercard of anthonyjoshua's last we saw that on the undercard of anthony joshua's last fight we saw that on the undercard of anthonyjoshua's last fight went alexander povetkin knocked out the former british champion david price with a savage blow and joshua will need to be on his guard against an
experienced fighter, ii need to be on his guard against an experienced fighter, 11 years younger than him, shorter and lighter, but he has a pedigree. anthonyjoshua will lighter, but he has a pedigree. anthony joshua will be lighter, but he has a pedigree. anthonyjoshua will be expected to come through this despite the weather and then she set up a super fight in 2019. deontay wilder and tyson fury names in the frame and they have announced they will fight each other this year? december one will be the date for that fight as far as we know. we're yet to find out the venue for that, we should learn it early next week. that fight has dominated the agenda in recent weeks is anthonyjoshua perhaps going under the radar. he puts his three titles on the line tonight even know if he's only a mandatory fight against alexander povetkin. it's all or nothing, and that will determine what happens next. and then comes that fight, tyson fury against deontay wilder, perhaps in la, vegas or even new york, with a
date of 13th of april pencilled in here at wembley for anthonyjoshua's next fight. many people wanted it to be acquitted because he holds the wonder that anthonyjoshua is lacking from his —— wanted it to be wilder because he holds the one alt that anthonyjoshua is lacking from his collection but it could be tyson fury. an incredibly exciting time in the heavyweight division. manchester city will look to bounce back from their champions league defeat to lyon later when they travel to cardiff city. the hosts have yet to win a game since being promoted and city will be bouyed by sergio aguero having signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2021. today will be his 300th game for city. i'm delighted that he can continue here playing, when he has not played a few times, he could play with the first line, or whatever. that is going to happen the next few years.
so now he knows me better, i know him better, like a player and lucky human being and that is the most important thing. so both manchester clubs are also in action at 3pm with united hosting wolves. liverpool will be aiming to maintain their 100% record against southampton. fulham and watford is under way at craven cottage. it's1—0 to watford. as we head towards the ryder cup, we already have a europe versus usa contest on our hands, at the tour championship in atlanta. justin rose and tiger woods are tied for the lead on 7—under—par. woods is looking for his first victory since 2013, rose is playing in his first tournament as world number one and will take the fedex cup title with a win in atlanta this week. andy murray has decided he'll only play two more tournaments this season. he'll play in shenzen and beijing in china, before stopping to focus on fitness and conditioning in preparation for the australian open injanuary. murray has only played nine matches after hip surgery at the start of this year, and hopes the break and strengthening will bring him closer to his best tennis.
that's all the sport for now. thank you very much. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at five o'clock, bye for now. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel with shaun ley, it's 1.12pm. the labour women's conference is taking place in liverpool today ahead of the party's annual conference which starts tomorrow. labour leaderjeremy corbyn has been speaking. let's listen to some of what he's had to say. eight years of austerity is responsible for what the prime minister delicately calls the
burning injustices that she said she was going to tackle. but far, far from building an economy for eve ryo ne from building an economy for everyone and helping the just about managing, this government has transferred cash from the purses of winning into the bank accounts of the very richest men in our society and in the world. let's make no mistakes. we also have to take action to end the gender pay gap. barbara castle brought us the equal pay act of 1970 but there is still a gender pay gap of 19%. in government, we will make sure companies don't just audit government, we will make sure companies don'tjust audit but act and if they don't, they will face fines for not acting to close the gender pay gap. change comes about because people stand up in their unions, their communities and their societies, and i want a page should be to those women from the bbc and workplaces all around the country
and many of you here today who have said enough of pay discrimination, andi said enough of pay discrimination, and i say to brave women who have have said, me too, by exposing the experience of sexual harassment and sexual abuse including in our own party and our movement. we have not a lwa ys party and our movement. we have not always met necessarily the highest standards, which were rightly demanded of us. i am absolutely determined our party and our movement will always have the very highest standards so that everyone is safe and secure in our movement and sexual harassment has no place whatsoever in our movement. the world we want to see is one built by women like you, women's offices in our constituency parties, preps and stewards in the workplace, campaigners and organises and local communities. together we on those around the world. standing up to the likes of trump, trying to control
the bodies of women with punitive policies like the global gag rule. and campaigning for abortion rights in northern ireland in the spirit of the excellent repeal the 8th campaign. as we take this government to task, forced them, force them back, and an election will come at some point, i know not when, but i do know the day that comes, we will be out there, all over the country on the streets, on the estates, talking to people, showing them the world can be a very different place. with a party and the government delivering for the many, not the few. thank you very much. let me bring you some breaking news. the singer chas hodges, best known as one half of chas and dave has died. that is according to a tweet,
chas and dave a well—known group to people of a certain generation including me, for aid terrific folk and pop performance —— for terrific folk and pop performances. made some money out of the more successful tracks in advertising. musical humour combined with piano —based music, boogie boogie piano, pre—beatles rock as well. rabbit rabbit of course one of the songs people will remember most. bringing a cockney quality and style to again picking up the musical idea into popular music. making a chart success of it. that is chaz hodges, and his partner dave peacock, they we re and his partner dave peacock, they were the chaz and stave off the band's name. we will try to bring you more reaction to that news that has just you more reaction to that news that hasjust broken. you more reaction to that news that has just broken. —— you more reaction to that news that hasjust broken. —— chaz and dave. chaz hodges, the singing half of
chaz hodges, the singing half of chaz and dave, though they both did vocals on their tracks, he has died. they were together since the mid—70s. they had stopped briefly for a couple of years in the early pa rt for a couple of years in the early part of this decade. then they had been performing again in the early pa rt been performing again in the early part of the century, for the last six years or so. chaz hodges has died and we will doubtless hear tributes to him in the course of this afternoon. a man has been rescued from a ferry on lake victoria in tanzania two days after it capsized. the engineer is in hospital and is reported to be in a serious condition. at least one hundred and seventy people are known to have died when the ferry capsized on friday — a rescue operation is ongoing. the country's presidentjohn magufuli declared four days of national mourning and ordered the arrest of those who were managing the ferry. the headlines on bbc news: "step back from the abyss" — the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt's warning to european leaders following the eu leader's meeting in salzburg.
a future labour government could renationalise the rail industry within five years according to the shadow chancellor. and supermarket chain co—op vows to scrap plastic carrier bags and replace them with an environmentally friendly version. the british broadcaster sky will be auctioned off today — in a dramatic end to a two—year £26bn takeover battle. the broadcaster has been subject to rival bids from rupert muroch‘s fox and the us company comcast. the auction begun on friday at 5pm and the takeover panel said all parties had agreed to the process, which will have a maximum of three rounds. for the first time in 20 years the british army is introducing new physical tests for soldiers. press ups, sit ups and eight mile marches are out,
and exercises replicating the battlefield are in. the changes also coincide with a lifting of the ban on women serving in close combat roles. so are the new tests any easier? 0ur defence correspondent jonathan beale went to find out. the old test was carrying a big weight like this, 25kg over eight miles in under two hours. the new test, we are told, to simulate conditions in battle, and they are meant to be harder, not easier. so, i'm about to have a go. 0h! the telegraph's beating me! the idea of this is to simulate extracting a casualty after a firefight. piece of cake. what i've got here is a repeated lift—and—carry. it's similar to a replenish task, moving a 20kg obstacle from one site to another site over a distance of 30 metres. what you're going to do, pick the 20 kilos up, run round the cone and back,
placing it onto the platform safely. from there, all you're going to do is place it on the floor, turn round and run back, simulating running back to the start position to grab another obstacle. combat is gritty, it's dirty, it's hard work, and running one and a half miles in trainersjust doesn't represent what i do on the battlefield. whereas lifting, carrying ammunition, sandbags, dragging casualties, moving underfire, that's all things we expect our ground close—combat troops to deal with. i do think it's probably difficult for a lot of females. those choosing to go that route, then i am sure they would be fit enough to pass the tests. this is not a test, you don't think, that's designed to make it easier for women to join the infantry? definitely not, no. these new army tests make no allowance for gender or age, which is a shame for me. i managed to complete just a quarter of the test. yes! jonathan beale, bbc news. let's go back to that news about the
death of chaz hodges. his official website posted the news, saying it's with tremendous sadness we announce the passing of our very own chaz hodges, despite receiving successful treatment for software for cancer recently, chas suffered organ failure and passed peacefully in sleep in the early hours today. we would like to thank our fans for their fantastic support and goodwill at this difficult time. chaz hodges you can see on the right in this photograph has died at the age of 74. he photograph has died at the age of 7a. he had been receiving treatment for a sufferable cancer. just a few days ago the band had announced gould was bringing together their greatest hits, with original artwork on gold vinyl with tracks nobody would forget like rabbit, margate,
london girls and snooker loopy and many more. a good tribute to chas hodges who has died today at the age of 7a. a lot of companies and organisations have had to take a long, hard look in recent years at the way they recruit and treat female employees. but the royal horticultural society is looking into an incident of sexual discrimination with a difference. it took place 120 years ago. helen briggs has more. the turn—of—the—century — queen victoria's on the throne, but women still can't vote, serve on a jury, or, as it turns out, win a prize to train as a gardener. this box revealed the prize that had been won but never given for one simple reason — the winner was a woman. clearly a very determined young woman. she's entered this exam, she's done well and she claims her rightful prize. she single—handedly has sent the rhs into a bit of a tailspin. her name was miss harrison, and after getting top marks,
she should have been given the equivalent of £5,000 and a training scholarship, but that never happened. scrawled over a document, the words of reverend william wilkes, then—leader of the rhs, "it was never contemplated that a female might claim the scholarship." although she may not personally have succeeded, she's chip—chip—chipping away at that sense that women can't do these things. if she'd been awarded that prize today, she would have trained here at rhs wisley, and who knows where her career might have taken her. a picture's starting to emerge of the mysterious miss harrison. we know from the syllabus of the exam she took, that she was well versed in all the main principles of gardening, from the names and orders of plants to growing fruit. and student gardeners say it's hard to imagine women being excluded. it makes me feel very frustrated and angry. i would hate to have been
restricted in that way, and i'm grateful to the people who've gone before that made it possible. but we still need to go further to make sure everyone's included. miss harrison paved the way for a new generation of gardeners. the rhs wants to make sure her name's not forgotten. they think her family may have letters that can tell them more about her. i'd really love to know what happened next. did she carry on fighting, did you carry on into a career in horticulture and make a living that way? i'm really curious to know what happened to miss harrison, because she's clearly a character and did she prevail? and with your help, maybe they'll finally solve the mystery. helen briggs, bbc news. racing driver billy monger is preparing to return to donnington park today, less than 18 months after a near fatal crash there cost him both of his legs. aided by a specially adapted car which hits speeds of up to 150mph, the 19—year—old is hoping to finish on the podium. 0ur reporter angela rafferty has been to meet him. it's hard to believe it's been just
18 months since the horrific crash that almost cost him his life and left him a double amputee. billy monger‘s recovery has been truly remarkable. this weekend, he returns for the first time to race at the track where this life was changed forever. my memories of the accident and from donington are quite strong. like, i remembera lot. i don't tend to really think about it too much nowadays, which is quite nice. the motor racing world rallied round the teenage driver, but support for billy came from far and wide. £800,000 was donated to his fund within days of his crash, an outpouring of affection that meant so much. for me, at that stage, mentally was probably the toughest time, so to have that sort of positivity keep coming through the whole time i was in hospital meant a lot. his determination to return to racing saw him back behind the wheeljust 11 weeks after his accident. in his first season racing in formula 3, he's already made the podium, and celebrated in his own inimitable style.
it might come back out if i win races, that's what i'm going to say. if i win races this weekend, for sure, you'll see it again. billy's boyhood dream of racing in formula 1 remains the same, and back at the track where everything changed, he's focused on just one thing. for me, it's all about getting the results this week. as much as this place has a special and weird emotion that it brings out in me, when i get in the car, it's all about driving as fast as i can. angela rafferty, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. i had to say, it would be good whether for weed with all this rain? possibly, yeah! no flowerpots insight though, very good afternoon to you. lots of rain for some of us
but not for others, force on it's a mixture of sun and showers. for the rest of the weekend, that sunshine and showers mixed for most of us but towards the south, some heavy and persistent rain which is what we are seeing this afternoon particularly in the south coast. just fringing into northern england as well, temperatures pretty disappointing at 14 to 17 degrees. following this evening, we push that rain away to the south—east, lots of rain left behind. further north some clear, starry skies which will turn quite chilly, even in the centre of glasgow and edinburgh, two or three degrees. perhaps cold enough in the countryside for frost but here after a bright start. sunshine and showers again. in the south, heavy rain working through with brisk winds in east anglia for a time, clearing up in the south in the afternoon. temperature is a little disappointing, 11 to 14 degrees. hello this is bbc news. the headlines. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt,
urges european leaders to "step back from the abyss" — a day after theresa may demanded more respect from brussels in the brexit talks. a future labour government could renationalise the rail industry within 5 years according to the shadow chancellor and the singer chas hodges — one half of musical duo chas and dave — has died at the age of 74. now on bbc news, a special report on how to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste. researchers have found a way to make new ‘greener‘ fuel from plastic mined from landfill. there are 5,000 sites across the uk that could be mined but some environmentalists say plastic should be left buried. a way to make a new greener fuel
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