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and it has become a national conversation. it is that tension that pulled in the viewers. in an area dominated by the likes of netflix and amazon prime, the first episode broke the drama debut record for the bbc iplayer but the finale last night still got plenty of people gathered around their televisions. when 10.4 million people turn up to watch the last episode last night, peaking at 11 million, i think it shows the desire for people to come round the television, all come together on a sunday night for joint viewing television, all come together on a sunday night forjoint viewing and i think it shows how healthy the channels are. the thing is, i don't need you to vote for me only to protect me. total numbers for the whole series are expected to rise as those who missed it catch up online. no spoilers with the weather! here's darren bett. full disclosure today! there is a different look compared to the last few weeks. most places enjoy blue
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skies and sunshine, no storms in sight this week but high pressure will be shaping the weather. that is taking over things today but we will start to see these fronts coming around the top of that high pressure in the next few days and that will impact scotland and northern ireland and winds will pick up and the cloud will increase with some patchy rain. ingrid and wales still bright and sunny for the most part and a bit warmer “— sunny for the most part and a bit warmer —— england and wales. a cold start this morning, some more cloud in northern ireland and north—west england and northern and western scotla nd england and northern and western scotland with some light showers but most of those will continue through the after nine but away from that, a lot of dry weather and some fairweather clubbed generally sunny in the south—east, temperatures are a bit higher than yesterday, around 16 or 17 degrees but temperatures will fall quickly this evening under the clear skies. not so much for scotla nd the clear skies. not so much for scotland and northern ireland where the wind will pick up and there will be more cloud so not as cold as it
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was last night. a different story for england and wales. in towns and cities the temperatures could go as low as 1 degrees but in rural parts of wales, the midlands and southern england we could be down to just below freezing in some places. it will quickly warm up in the sunshine underneath the high pressure for england and wales but in the scotla nd england and wales but in the scotland and northern ireland we have the weather front encroaching, so have the weather front encroaching, so they could be so early sunshine that the winds will pick up and the cloud will increase with some rain in northern ireland which will push into scotland in the afternoon. most of it will be in the west of scotla nd of it will be in the west of scotland over the high ground but it will turn windy. the breeze picking up will turn windy. the breeze picking up everywhere but the strongest winds in the north west of scotland of up to 60 mph. lighter winds further south in england and wales where it is generally bright and sunny and the temperatures of 16 or 17 degrees, possibly 18. looking ahead, high pressure in the south
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with these fronts coming into northern areas bringing most of the main to the north—west of scotland and the next fund moves down on thursday and that will weaken but bring down cooler air. in edinburgh and belfast, not much rain in the outlook, but cooler by thursday and friday. cooler in cardiff and london by friday but before that in the sunshine, 22 or even 23 degrees. thank you. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news... it's one of sport's most remarkable comebacks. he says himself that he can't believe it, but it's true... tiger woods won his first golf tournament in five years at the pga tour championship in atalanta last night. englishman justin rose finished fourth and became the season—long fedex cup champion,
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earning £7.5 million in the process. but you can see who the crowds were there for... plenty of love for tiger who slipped out of the world's top 1000 injuly last year after personal problems and a long—term back injury. i just think that with what i have gone through and what i have dealt with, i have gotten lucky, to be honest with you. i have been very lucky. i am not playing a full—contact sport or where i have to move people around or anything in that regard. i am 42 with a fused lower spine — that is not going to happen. but in this sport, it can. well, tiger takes this form into the ryder cup where he'll play for team usa in paris, and our golf correspondent iain carter is there... today continues and both captains will arrive for their news conferences and we know tiger woods will be top of the agenda for those. there is a massive sense of
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anticipation about this ryder cup. officially this will be the first ever ryder cup in which each of the top ten players in the world will be competing. they are either american or european, two very strong teams, and tiger woods playing his first ryder cup since 2012 really adds a substantial x factor. the ballon d'or is one of the most prestigious awards in football and this year, for the first time, there'll be a women's winner as well as a men's. france football magazine — which runs the award, given to the best player of the year — has announced that since women's football is booming, creating a women's prize was a "logical step". a shortlist of 15 female players will be released in october, with a specially selected group of women's football experts picking the winner, who will get their prize alongside the men's best player in december. it isn't the ballon d'or but it is the prestigious fifa player of the year award tonight. cristiano ronaldo is once again on the list alongside liverpool's mo salah, but there is no place
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for lionel messi... england manager gareth southgate though is giving his support to a man that helped knock england out of the world cup — croatia's lu ka modric. he was outstanding against us, but thatis he was outstanding against us, but that is not of course the only reason. he won the champions league with real madrid, he got to the final of the world cup with croatia, i think he is certainly the most important player. so, this is he had was phenomenal in terms of the success. “— was phenomenal in terms of the success. —— s0, was phenomenal in terms of the success. —— so, this easing he had. —— so, the season he had. cricket australia say they've found no new information on claims that one of their players racially abused england's moeen ali during the 2015 ashes. the allegation was originally investigated after the first test in cardiff but has been re—examined after moeen wrote about it in his book. the australian board has now closed the matter. that's all the sport for now.
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you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's www. bbc.co.uk/sport. i will be back with more sport from 2pm in afternoon live. thank you, kathleen. president trump and theresa may will be among more than 130 world leaders at the un general assembly later this week. the prime minister will raise important global issues, including the iran nuclear deal and the use of chemical weapons by russia following the salisbury nerve agent attack. ahead of her trip to the united states, theresa may has been speaking to our colleagues at cbs news about the so—called special relationship between the two countries. here she is answering a question about her influence on donald trump. she spoke to cbs correspondentjohn dickerson. we have been talking about issues around trade, the importance of natal and i think it was the first leader who, after his inauguration. we were openly talking about his commitment to nato. when he tells you something, do you trust them? commitment to nato. when he tells
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you something, do you trust them7m coui’se you something, do you trust them7m course i listen to what the american president tells me. but do you trust them? well, yes, we work together, we them? well, yes, we work together, we have a special relationship. this is two people reflecting as leaders of the two countries at the relationship that those two countries have and have built up ovei’ a countries have and have built up over a number of years. and as we work together... let me give you a very good example. i spoke to president trump after the salisbury attack took place. he said he would expel russian intelligence officers and he did that. you also, it was reported, aston to raise it with vladimir putin in helsinki. he did not do that. what did you make of that? well, he raised the number of issues in that discussion. was it a missed opportunity?” issues in that discussion. was it a missed opportunity? i think vladimir putin is in no doubt about the view that we have about what happened on
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the streets of salisbury. that we have about what happened on the streets of salisburylj that we have about what happened on the streets of salisbury. ijust wonder whether it could have been amplified by the is —— american president, given the special religion ship built around the fence in church or's speech, whether that could have sent the message home any personal way? i think expelling six the russian intelligence officers sent the message home clearly. that was theresa may speaking to cbs news of the united states. it's estimated there was an average of 110,000 unfilled adult social care vacancies across england at any one time in the last year. figures released today and analysed by the bbc show that's a rise of almost a quarter in a year. and some areas have seen vacant posts more than double in a year, so are we reaching crisis point? inside out east has been following a 24—year—old in a cambridge home, caring for people with dementia, to find out why he stays in the job. good morning, kathleen. would you like me to go for breakfast? kathleen, she's lovely.
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some days she is completely aware of what is going on. after only three months in the job, 24—year—old krastan antonov from bulgaria already has a bond with the residents. despite her dementia, kathleen is learning bulgarian for him. she speaks bulgarian. and that means thank you, that's all right, that's all well. you're very good with languages. the reason i decided to come into care is because about 13 or 14 years ago my grandmother, she used to be disabled for three years. i saw the way she used to struggle so i thought why not help those people in need, and it's actually very rewarding. now he needs to persuade another resident, vera, who has had a broken hip, to walk. i can't do it! stand in front of her.
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yeah. stand in front of her. now you look at chris and he's going to walk backwards and you are going to follow him. she's very frightened of falling down. i can't. you're doing it already. the advice from the doctor is to encourage her to walk as much as possible. there you are. manager amy recruited krastan but just hopes she can hang onto him. i think nowadays it is places like supermarkets and that are so well paid for the amount of responsibility. the reality is in care is that it's such a high responsibility and although they really do look aftertheir staff, care in general is not a very high paid area. a day care assistant here is paid £8.74 an hour. but you can earn over £10 an hour as a store assistant in a supermarket. and it could be while there are so many vacancies. there was an average of 110,000 adult social care vacancies at any one time in england. it is estimated to have risen by almost one quarter in a year. 38% of carers left the sector
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or moved to a different employer or role. right, guys, today were going to do these bird feeders. right, guys, today we're going to do these bird feeders. how you getting on, margaret? as for krastan, he loves his job and has no plans to go anywhere. you go home, you don't go with a pocket full of money, but you go with great experience, you feel great yourself. you can see the full film on inside out east on bbc one at 7.30pm and on the iplayer. a university that's seen an increase in student suicides is asking freshers to give their consent for staff to contact a family member on their behalf if they think they're struggling with mental health issues. it follows a campaign by the father of bristol university student ben murray, who took his own life in may this year. fiona lamdin reports. ben murray was in his first year
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at bristol university, but after missing exams, he was thrown off his course. his parents, though, had no idea. we had a very nice lunch. he didn't eat that much. i told him that i loved him, kissed him and then said goodbye. that was the last time i saw him. a few hours later, ben took his life. ben's dad, james, is now calling for a relaxation of the data protection rules that deter universities from alerting parents if their child has a serious mental health problem. you've got ten weeks where you're going from being treated as a child, in effect, at school, being looked after in a very safe environment, to going to university with just a ten—week break where you're suddenly an adult and expected to cope with financial pressures, new academic pressures, the pressures of being in a new community and settling in. and so for the first time,
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students starting here at bristol can give their consent, allowing the university to contact an adult if a student becomes physically or mentally ill. yeah, i'd be really happy to sign it. it's very hard when you're in that place to be able to talk to someone, so to have a third party be able to do that for you makes the process a lot easier. obviously if it's a choice to sign the form, i wouldn't sign it, because we're all at university, we're all 18, we've all made the decision to be here, surely if a doctor can't go against my consent to tell my parents, the university shouldn't either. in the last 18 months, 11 students have taken their lives at bristol university. others like psychology student laura say they've considered it. at the end of the first year, you think, "oh my god, i've already spent £9,000 on this course, £6,000 on accommodation, i'm already £15,000 deep." that's terrifying, you think, "i can't drop out now, but i can't carry on like this."
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the idea of an out is very appealing unfortunately. what saved you do you think? couldn't do it to my parents. it's appealing personally, but, like, to leave people behind... no. just couldn't have done it. and that's why this university is investing millions into its mental health service. as well as its new consent policy, there's three new student centres open 24 hours a day, and over 50 new staff keeping a watch—out for those who are struggling. to have a student death from any cause is a real tragedy, to have a number in quick succession really tears at the very heart of our institution, and our mantra now is the mental health is everybody's business at our university. the number of first year students arriving at university with a mental health condition is now five times what it was ten years ago. this is clearly notjust a bristol
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problem, but a national one. and what would ben make of what you're now doing? ben was a very sensitive boy, and he would like to see other people spared this pain. and i'm sure that he'd be happy that i'm behind this campaign, but i think this campaign is really ben's campaign. that was james murray speaking to fiona lamdin. if you're feeling emotionally distressed and would like details of organisations which offer advice and support, you can find out more information at bbc.co.uk/actionline. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news... the labour conference will debate a motion which would leave open the possibility of the party
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campaigning for a further eu referendum. the party also announces plans to force big firms to give shares to their workers worth up to £500 a year. a public inquiry opens into the contaminated blood scandal in which 2,500 nhs patients died. i'm ben thompson and in the business news... labour would force all large firms to give shares to their workers worth up to £500 a year — each — according to shadow chancellorjohn mcdonnell. in a speech later, he will set out planned "inclusive ownership funds" where firms will have to put 1% of their shares every year up to a maximum of 10%. shares in thomas cook have fallen by almost a quarter after a sharp drop in its annual profit forecasts — and it's blaming this summer's heatwave. it said it had led to "higher than usual levels of discounting" in august and september to lure people abroad when the weather was so good at home.
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broadcaster sky has confirmed that it's going to accept comcast‘s takeover offer of £17.28 a share, saying it"represents saying it "represents an excellent outcome for independent sky shareholders". the offer of £30 billion — which is nearly double the value of shares this time last year — beats a rival offer from rupert murdoch's fox's. let's get more on those proposals from the shadow chancellor to give workers shares in the firm they work for. they are worth up to £500 each year. speaking at the labour party conference, mr mcdonnell said that firms will have to put 1% of their shares into the fund every year — up to a maximum of 10% — to give staff more involvement in their company. but the confederation of british industry described
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labour's plan as a "diktat" and said it would "encourage investors to pack their bags". looked everybody understands because there is bipartisan agreement that employee ownership is good for productivity, it is good for employee engagement, it is good for the company at large, but the question has to be asked of the back of this, why companies, knowing that information, because there was the nuttal review back in 2012 that put this evidence into the public domain, why have companies not already done that? and if they have not, is the government in waiting like the labour party concluded they have to intervene directly? i think most people in the city are uncomfortable with a compulsion to do that. they are much more co mforta ble do that. they are much more comfortable with putting the evidence forward and letting private firms decide. but moore has been said by the shadow chancellor. john mcdonnell mp has also unveiled labour's plans for a new, publicly—owned water system, run by local councils,
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workers and customers "with unprecedented levels of openness and transparency"... would such a thing work and is it necessary? joining us now is pauljohnson, director, at the institute for fiscal studies. has this been a success when you look at it in context? well, productivity has certainly gone up and vary significantly in the water industry over that time, bills have gone up industry over that time, bills have gone up as industry over that time, bills have gone up as well but then prices of other things have risen. the real issue here is what is the value of spending what would be somewhere between 15 billion and £100 billion returning these things to state ownership, and the real issue is would they be more effective if they remained in ownership rather than private ownership? would it be
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easierfor the private ownership? would it be easier for the government to do that than the private sector, repealing the problems that already exist? the worry about government ownership is not that they cannot do that, but that if you have got a politicised sector decision over owen investment occurs, sometimes they will be spending far too little because there's not much money knocking around the coffers of the our political priorities to invest elsewhere. sometimes they will be spending more because of political p i’essu i’es . spending more because of political pressures. the big lessons from these utilities is that the thing that really matters is the way that they are regulated and what regulation is trying to achieve. we need to be actually at arms length. however they are owned, they must be arms length from central government to stop them being politicised. in some ways, the ownership matters less tha n some ways, the ownership matters less than the way that the decisions in the end are taken. sometimes the
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power to borrow and things like that is quite important, isn't it? and sometimes within the nationalised industries there are restrictions on how much you can borrow and that is very important because in the private sector that is something we can do as long as the market can ta ke can do as long as the market can take it. that is exactly right and thatis take it. that is exactly right and that is one of the reasons why actually there has been substantial investment in some of these privatised utilities, including the railways, as it happens, because the private sector has that capacity. the public sector also has a borrowing capacity, but again, it is this question of how those decisions are taken, whether they can be taken any consistent way over time. if you we i’e any consistent way over time. if you were to cut public spending overall in the last 20 years, we have had periods of boom and bust, and that is given to some extent by the political cycle and to some extent by the economic cycle. what is important for these industries, these utilities that are serving customers, is that are taken away from that
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sort of cycle of boom and bust and that those sort of political decisions, again, whether owned any private or public sector, they need to be kept at arms length from those sort of problems. very good two. you, thank you very much. that is pauljohnston from the institute for fiscal studies. new which? analysis suggests the authorities are losing the battle against fraud — with fewer than one in 20 reported fraudulent crimes solved as criminals steal almost £200 billion a year through a range of ever more sophisticated scams. joining us now is gareth shaw, money expert, at which? this is a pretty difficult survey to carry out and simply we do not know when ford has occurred. yes, one of the things that we were looking at was how often the crime of fraud gets solved. it is a shockingly low
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number, one in five fraud crimes gets solved by the police and 75% of the crime that is reported to action fraud, the centralised database that consumers are advised to report fraud to, go completely and dealt with and of the 25% that do get the dealt with, last year only 3% of those were solved and another 12% are currently being looked at. so there is a huge number of crimes that are not being dealt with. and when a consumer has lost potentially life changing sums of money, or a business for that matter, they can often feel like we have made a report of a crime and that goes nowhere, and often that is the case. iam not nowhere, and often that is the case. i am not talking about the fraudster that knocks on your door and pretends to be a carpet salesman, we
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are largely talking about online fraud, no, aren't we? absolutely, this is the statistics encompass all kinds of fraud and there are bogus traders but far —— but by and large the vast majority of fraud takes place online, and the 60% is said to have a digital element to it, and thatis have a digital element to it, and that is the most difficult thing to investigate. you have crimes taking place on social media where there is perhaps only an e—mail address that has been used and that is probably a fictitious account that has been set up. people operating overseas can be notoriously difficult to investigate. it is a bit like catching smoke really! the figures suggest that the police are losing the battle. we also issued freedom of information request to all of the regional police forces and we have seen ovei’ regional police forces and we have seen over the past two years the number of fraud cases that have been resolved have declined in pretty much all of those forces. and just give mea much all of those forces. and just give me a brief idea of how best to do with it? the government set up a joint task force on fraud which not only looks at engaging consumers with fraud but also the policing
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that goes on and ensuring that there is consistency across regional forces. banks have a role to play also and one of the issues which can often also and one of the issues which can ofte n ta ke also and one of the issues which can often take weeks for action fraud to do with your complaint because they have to get data from banks and that can slow down the system. there is clearly more to be done on data sharing and different agencies working together. 0k, thank you very much indeed. that is the business news, we much indeed. that is the business news, we are much indeed. that is the business news, we are back more than a couple of hours. time for a quick look at the weather with darren bent. thank you very much. most of us enjoying some lovely weather today after a windy last week or so and a wet weekend for many places. sunshine and dry places around for many of us today. eventually we will start to see this weather fronts toppling around the top of that area of high pressure over the next few days and that will impact scotland and northern ireland, so we will see
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the wind is picking up, more cloud and rainfrom the wind is picking up, more cloud and rain from time to time. england and rain from time to time. england and wales are generally dry but warming up as well. this is what we have seen over the past few hours. more cloud for northern ireland and the north and west of scotland, into the north and west of scotland, into the far north—west of england. scatterede, light showers. i think we scatterede, light showers. i think we will become fewer over the next two hours and overall it looks to be dried. sunshine around temperatures could get as high as 17, especially in the south—east and east anglia where we have the bluest of the skies. little cloutier at all. any cloud forming will melt away for england and wales, temperatures falling quickly amongst the clear skies and light winds. atlantic winds common for northern ireland and one more cloud and could bring some rain. temperatures will be lower tonight for england and wales. those of the numbers in towns and cities. in the countryside, wales and the south of england could get a touch of frost. but it will warm up quickly in the sunshine on tuesday
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under england and wales under that age of high pressure. this weather front age of high pressure. this weather fro nt m oves age of high pressure. this weather front moves on from the atlantic and has an impact on scotland and northern ireland, so the weather here looks different. the ones will pick up through the day with increasing cloud and patchy rain for northern ireland in the morning, the afternoon for scotland. most of the reins over the hills of scotland. not much for the east of scotland. but it will be windy, gusty winds across the north—west of scotland, 50 or 60 miles an hour. breezy for the far north of england, lighter winds further south than the temperatures by the 17, possibly 18 degrees. into the outlook and over the next few days high pressure remains across the south of the uk. weather fronts running into remains across the south of the uk. weatherfronts running into the north bringing some rain for the north—west of scotland mainly. that weather front moves outwards and introduces some cooler and fresh air on thursday. for wednesday, for scotla nd on thursday. for wednesday, for scotland and northern ireland and could get warmer, cooler by friday
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for cardiff and london. before then in the sunshine highs of 22, 20 three celsius. hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm martine croxall. today at 2.00pm — there is confusion over what the labour leadership would put on the ballot paper, if there were another brexit referendum. my my view at the moment is parliament will decide what will be on the ballot paper, we will be arguing it should be on the deal itself. the shadow chancellor tells the conference a labour government would put the water industry back under public control. theresa may faces her cabinet for brexit discussions amid pressure to rethink her plans. "we need the truth" — a public inquiry begins into the contaminated blood scandal that killed 2,500 people. an inquest hears how a schoolgirl with severe food allergies died after eating a pret a manger baguette. coming up on afternoon live —
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