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no solid food, just guinness... because of the allegations made against him by his new former girlfriend, if he does appear on strictly this weekend, it's uncertain what kind of reception he'll receive. lizo mzimba, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz schafernaker. it's rather lovely out there, isn't it? it is, and nothing has changed since yesterday's forecast. the indian summer is upon us, and tomorrow we are expecting the best day of the week overall across the uk, with temperatures way above the average for the time of year. this is where the air is coming from, the uk, europe, spain, and the air is coming all the way out of africa. it also affects scandinavia and a large swathe of europe, so it isn'tjust asked basking in the warmth. but in
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western scotland it has been pouring with rain, we have even had landslides in places, so not great here at all, i want to stress it has been dreadful across some other parts of the country, but for the vast majority, the weather is fine. tonight the wind swings in from the south pushing the wet weather back out to sea, so the weather will improve in western scotland. in the morning, single figure temperatures and a few places with some mist and fog, but then the sun will come out and it will be a stunning, beautiful day across the uk. it doesn't happen all that often, but we have had it in the last few years. temperatures in the last few years. temperatures in the london area, we could get up to 23 degrees, could even be 2a, we might get 20 in glasgow and edinburgh, and widely into the teens evenif edinburgh, and widely into the teens even if our friends edinburgh, and widely into the teens even if ourfriends in lerwick. by thursday, the weather is going downhill. there is a storm here which i will talk about in a second,
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but across western areas on thursday, the weather will go downhill, but we will still retain warm weather on thursday across the eastern half of the uk, so the east on thursday warm and nice with sunshine, in the west the weather sta rts sunshine, in the west the weather starts to go downhill. the temperatures on thursday still way above where they should be, 21 for london, 20 across yorkshire, even the midlands, and out towards the west we are starting to see temperatures plummet, and as we head into friday, that is when the weather turns stormy, a dart board area of low pressure comes in. it looks like the worst of the weather will swing to the north—west of us. if you don't get the wind, it is also going to be the rain that could bea also going to be the rain that could be a real problem, so some nasty weather heading through on friday, weather heading through on friday, we are unsure how bad it is going to get, but wherever you are and whether you are travelling across the country for the weekend, bear in mind there could be some problems with the weather as we had through friday and then indeed into the weekend as well.
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tomasz, thank you. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. the salisbury nerve agent attack — more details are revealed about alexander mishkin, the russian military doctor who's been named as the second suspect. that's all from the bbc news at one. so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s good afternoon, i'm holly hamilton with your latest sports news. former manchester united captain wayne rooney has come to the defence of manager jose mourinho, saying he's an easy target and the players need to do better. united have made their worst start to a league campaign for 29 years and mourinho is under increasing pressure. but rooney's view isn't shared by everyone. speaking on radio 5 live last night, the former blackburn and celtic striker chris sutton said the manager had to take most of the blame. they beat leicester on the opening
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day, fortunate with that, lost to brighton and spurs, beat burnley, did 0k against watford, and then wolves were better than united, derby were, west ham. they have hardly been tested all season and they were lucky to get away with it at newcastle. as a whole, mourinho is not the right man to take united forward. 15 minutes should not paper over the cracks and when he has behaved this season. it been appalling. england women continue their preparations for next year's world cup tonight, with a friendly against australia at craven cottage. australia are ranked sixth in the world, against england's third, so they'll offer another good test for the lionesses. it is gonna be a real physical game, this one, where australia i think are similar to usa in terms of the physicality. they have real running power and strength in the team. regardless of who they have brought or not, you know, they have got players that can play in any league in the world, on any stage, and our players
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are going to have to show all their quality. british number one kyle edmund has made it through to the second round of the shanghai masters. edmund has risen to a career—high of 14th in the world and he went into the match against filip krajinovic as favourite but he was given a stern test by the serbian, who broke serve in the opening set. edmund recovered, though, to win in straight sets and earn a meeting with andreas seppi. it looks as though marlande yarde now has no hope of regaining his place in the england rugby union side in time for next year's world cup. he'll be out of action for the rest of the season after sustaining a knee injury in sale‘s win over newcastle on saturday. a scan has revealed he has ruptured two ligaments and also dislocated the joint. yarde hasn't been capped for over a year but he was hoping to force his way back into eddie jones‘ squad. wigan centre 0liver gildart has been called into the england
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rugby league squad for the upcoming internationals against france and new zealand. he replaces the injured sam burgess and will divert from the knights squad who travel to papua new guinea next week. gildart was super league's young player of the year in 2017 and he's played an important role in wigan‘s progress to saturday's grand final. to cricket and england vice—captain jos buttler says he's happy that they're favourites to beat sri lanka in the one—day series, which starts tomorrow. their preparation hasn't been ideal, with the first warm—up game cut short and the second washed out completely because of heavy rain. but they are the world's best 0di side. very happy to be favourites. it shows we have been doing some good stuff and i like being favourites, it means we've been playing well. but we come in here very aware of sri lanka's qualities in their own
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conditions. they have experienced players who played well in these conditions and it has been tricky in the past for english teams. we look forward to the challenge with confidence, look to adapting our style and pushing the boundaries of what is capable in these conditions. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. i will have more in the next hour. prison officers in england and wales will be issued with canisters of a synthetic pepper spray to help deal with violence and disorder. the government had been accused of failing to react in a "timely manner" to the "crisis" in jails. our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw, reports. it's been used by police for years, and now prison officers will be carrying one too. pava is the latest bit of equipment to help staff deal with violence behind bars. and this is how the pepper—like spray works. stop what you are doing! we were given a demonstration at hull prison, one of fourjails
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where pava has been trialled. the chemical causes eye irritation and coughing, giving staff time to get a prisoner under control. ministers say the spray acts as a deterrent and could even save lives. if a prisoner were in a horrible situation, to be stamping on another prisoner's head, for example, that might be a situation where, instead of reaching for a baton, or waiting for back—up, you may well want to say, stop doing that, i have some pepper spray. prison officers in all adult male prisons will now be equipped with pava at a cost of £2 million. but some say the relationship between prisoners and staff is the key to good order, and that needs far greater investment. it's ok having pava, having body worn cameras, we have lots of things in place, but we need more people in our prisons to build those relationships to make our prisoners safe. pava will be widely available from next year, but it will be
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assessed before a decision is made about allowing staff to use it in women's prisons and youth custody centres. hurricane michael has brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to western cuba, and is now set to strengthen as it makes its way across the gulf of mexico towards the us. the state of florida has been warned to prepare for life—threatening flash floods. the storm battered central america over the weekend. at leat 13 people died in the region after it struck off the coast of northern honduras. lebo diseko has more. trying to get to safety with water all around. people in honduras doing their best to salvage what is left of their homes and their lives. where once there were streets, now there is flooding after rivers broke their banks. some communities were completely cut off after mud and debris closed roads. the message from the president as the rains came in — don't wait to get to safety.
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translation: the situation is getting more difficult with the passing hours. the important thing is to evacuate the areas of risk. don't wait for the authorities to arrive. the rain, which started on thursday, has destroyed several homes and a landslide killed two children and their mother as they slept. the worst looks like it might be overfor honduras as hurricane michael moves on. it is now lashing the coast of cuba with strong winds and heavy rains. michael is currently a category one storm but it is expected to be a major category three hurricane by the time it hits the coast of florida on wednesday. lebo diseko, bbc news. a 22—year—old woman who suffered devastating damage when she shot herself in the face has become the youngest person in the united states to undergo a full face transplant.
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katie stubblefield tried to take her own life four years ago. she had a 31—hour operation in may last year. a warning that this film contains some upsetting and very graphic images throughout. it lasts for around five minutes. she was always a deep soul when she was a young kid. she started playing soccer when she was four years old and she was a very aggressive player! it took a while for her to warm to people that when they did they were best buddies. it's probably very difficult for you to think about and talk about that but bring me back to when you were 18, what was life like? when i got to robert's house, she was sitting in a big fluffy chair with her legs over it and texting and i said, how are you doing? she kind of shrugged her shoulders like a teenager sometimes will.
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i didn't feel an alarm, ijust felt my girl had gotten hurt. i remember we were walking out and we heard this... but loud. i walked in and looked at the chair and she wasn't in the chair. i did not get alarmed, i walked to the kitchen, on the back patio, no. and i saw the bathroom door shut. i said, "katie, are you 0k?" she didn't answer. our son picks me up and takes me through the living room outside in the yard and just stands me there and says, "mom, katie got my gun and she's hurt."
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she will never eat, never drink, she will never bathe herself, she will never converse, she will be a vegetable in a skilled facility for the rest of her life. i said i was not ready to let go of my daughter. i think i was trying to look for old characteristics, if i could see anything from the pre—accident katie. i don't think i did. it was very surreal. i remember thinking, where is katie? at the same time, so grateful that she is alive and so grateful that she didn't have to walk around the rest of her life without a face. but it was hard. i grieved her old face a lot,
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i have to be honest. the remarkable story of katie stubblefield. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. the second suspect in the salisbury nerve agent attack is identified as a military doctor working for the russian intelligence service. a waste disposal company is stripped of its nhs contracts after hundreds of tonnes of medical waste from hospitals, including body parts, were allowed to pile up. the dup leader, arlene foster, insists she won't accept any customs barriers within the uk following talks in brussels with the eu's chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier. i'm maryam moshiri.
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in the business news... the bank of england has called on the eu to do more to protect financial services in the event of a hard brexit. the bank's financial policy committee said that the need for action "is now pressing". it's warned that insurance, derivatives and the transfer of data are all at risk. a committee of mps say water companies should be able to force customers on to water meters, to reduce usage. the environment, food and rural affairs committee also says targets for companies to reduce water leaks dont go far enough. three billion litres of water are lost from the network every day. more on this shortly. aviva boss mark wilson is to stand down after more than five years at the helm. mr wilson will leave the role immediately, but remain with the group until april 2019 while a successor is appointed. his move follows a decision tojoin the board of rival asset manager blackrock, which angered some shareholders. a boost for the uk tourism industry.
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according to visit britain, over a0 million annual inbound visits will be acheieved this year. that's two years ahead of schedule. these visitors are expected to boost the economy by spending £26.3 billion. there has also been a rise in domestic tourism, with visits and spending rising 6%. patricia yates is the director of visit britain. what exactly is pulling the tourists into the cave in such large numbers? i think we have classic asset that people around the world and to come to sell our history and culture, and we are telling a great story about britain in an exciting and interesting way. new experiences right across the nations and regions that people can come and immerse themselves in dorset and i think
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that sense of authenticity, real people, real food and that sense of authenticity, real people, realfood and places that sense of authenticity, real people, real food and places to see and stories to tell. —— immerse themselves. what are the most popular places people are coming from? it depends, some of the gulf markets are high spending. the germans like the south—west, the nordics like the north—west and american and australian visitors are great at travelling right around the nations. and as far as uk tourism is concerned, the staycation is becoming more popular. is it the hot weather this summer that boosted the figures or are people finding that a holiday in the uk is betterfor their pockets? i think it is a mix of both. it is easier to budget at home but what people tell us is that when they have gone back and experienced a domestic holiday, it is so surprised them that they want to come again. the weather at this year was right at the right time.
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many of the domestic industries had a difficult start to the year but just before the school holidays the great weather came and that really drove visits through the summer and most people are telling us they are caught up with where they needed to be to boost profits this year. 0bviously be to boost profits this year. obviously we have brexit not far off. how worried are you about the impact of the uk leaving the eu on tourism and numbers coming to the country? the first thing to say is that it country? the first thing to say is thatitis country? the first thing to say is that it is tourism. we don't need a trade deal to grow, we are a growing industry and we can do more and be even more competitive. there are things we need is an industry, though. we need frictionless as possible, to make sure we have great connectivity and that our airlines can continue to come in and out of the country. and the message of welcome is so important. two thirds of our visit at the moment come from europe and we have to be continuing to portray britain as a country that
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welcomes all our visitors and offers great value and experiences as well. thank you very much. in other business news, the british film institute says the uk film and tv industry generated a record £7.9 billion in 2016, helped by government tax relief. it said hm revenue and customs got more than that money back, gaining £2 billion in tax. films with a strong uk story, place and culture such as harry potter, paddington and kingsman, have featured prominently in uk tourism campaigns. shoppers reined in their spending last month according to the latest survey from the british retail consortium and kpmg. the report found stores suffered a "summer hangover" in september, with total sales growing byjust 0.7% from a year earlier. that was the slowest growth since october last year. greggs sales didn't suffer from a summer hangover, though. sales at the bakery chain grew over the summer, despite fears that the stores
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would see a drop—off in demand during the heatwave. total sales rose 7.3% for the 13 weeks to the end of september, while like—for—like sales were up 3.2%. clearly pasties are still on the menu even when it is hot! and the tech giant microsoft says it will invest in singapore—based ride—hailing company grab, as part of a new strategic partnership. the two firms will also collaborate on technology including artificial intelligence. microsoft and grab have not disclosed how much the deal is worth. iimagine it i imagine it is a pretty penny. brexit negotiations and italy's budget deficit continue to have a negative impact on the markets. brent crude prices creeping back up. the pound is a bit stronger against the euro. that's all the business news. the winner of the royal institute of british architects‘
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most prestigious award, the riba stirling prize, will be announced on wednesday night. the nominations to become britain's best new building include a student housing development, a cemetery, and a nursery school. we've been looking at each building in the shortlist over the past few days and today it's the turn of storey‘s field centre and eddington nursery in cambridge by muma, which was commissioned by the university for the new community of north—west cambridge. inspired by the college cloisters and courts of the city, this project has a sustainability agenda at its core. with this building, the client wished to create a new focus at the heart of the new community in eddington, cambridge. the building comprises a community centre and a nursery, and those two parts of the building are rather different. the community centre is outward engaging, something of the community.
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the nursery is for children's education, a secure place for play for kids. with a building of two parts, we've worked carefully to balance the nature of the architecture. with the nursery, we've created moon gates, portal windows, the sunburst grill. all of these are highly crafted elements made from brick, made from metal, made from timber. as we move through the building, then, into the main hall of the community centre, there is more of a sense of gravitas. we see this as a room that might suit a wedding or a memorial service, so we're balancing the different uses through the articulation of the architecture. the spaces that we see around us are, for the most part, very elegant and refined. and what i really enjoy are the occasional moments when that's interrupted and there is a delight. when you walk into a nursery classroom and you see a triangle, a square and a circle on the wall or a constellation of windows
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or a very, very elegant staircase in the main hall that actually creates wonder and excitement while you're in the spaces. it's amazing. we feel really lucky being able to live in this place and have such an amazing community centre. we feel like it's our own place. we're really happy about that, aren't we? yes, we are! you can find out more about all of the nominated buildings on the bbc arts website and watch this year's riba stirling prize live here on the bbc news channel tomorrow evening between 8:30 and 9pm. now it's time for a look at the weather. we can cross the newsroom to tomas. it is looking pretty good. some very warm weather on the way, particularly tomorrow which will be the best day of the week by far.
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from thursday it will go downhill a bit. 0verall, even when it does, those temperatures are still going to be higher, much higher than average for the time of the year. that is portugal and spain and you can see this current of air coming from africa and going into the uk and other parts of europe as well. so many parts of the continent enjoying the fine weather, apart from the far north—west of scotland where it has been pouring and there have been landslides. a lot of rain, some of the weather stations have been recording a tremendous amount of rainfall in the past 2a hours. 0vernight, the winds swing from the south and they push the weather front back into the atlantic. for a change, it will go backwards on itself. we are in a stream of very warm weather from the south, sunny weather, crucially. there is some
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good sunshine, 2a is probably the top temperature, in london, maybe 20 in the lowlands of scotland. 13 in lerwick at this time of the year is not bad and it will be sunny. thursday is going downhill, the weather front reaches the western parts of the country but ahead of it, the winds still coming from the south more or less so that means the eastern part of the country will hang onto some warm weather. not necessarily clear blue skies but still in the 20s on the east. in the west, the winds are coming off the atlantic, bringing the weather front but even when it starts raining and gets cloudy, the temperatures will be well above average. 0n gets cloudy, the temperatures will be well above average. on friday, thatis be well above average. on friday, that is when things could turn stormy. at the moment we think it is the north—west of the country. this low—pressure, the worst of it is out to sea but there will be gales in
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the north—west and also some heavy rain in other parts of the country. 0n rain in other parts of the country. on friday and at the weekend it is not just gales but on friday and at the weekend it is notjust gales but also some potentially very heavy rain. if you are travelling anywhere, there could be problems so bear it in mind. even if the bad weather is not where you are, you could be travelling into it. stay ahead of the weather. hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm ben brown. today at 2pm: the second suspect in the salisbury nerve agent attack is identified as a military doctor working for the russian intelligence service — the gru. they are a military outfit that is very aggressive and ambitious in doing things, and they don't necessarily care as much about the consequences as the more traditional secret agencies. a waste disposal company is stripped of its nhs contracts, after hundreds of tonnes of medical waste from hospitals, including body parts, were allowed to pile up. in brussels to talk brexit —
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the leader of the democratic unionists, arlene foster, insists again that she won't accept any customs barriers within the uk. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport.
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