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many as we see sunny spells develop. by sunday it will be much cooler. i should fry the today at 5pm: a jury finds westminster attacker khalid masood was lawfully killed. the 52—year—old murdered four pedestrians and a police officer before being shot by a bodyguard outside the palace of westminster in march last year. the coroner and scotland yard dismissed criticism of the then acting metropolitan police commissioner, who witnessed the attack from his car. there is nothing that craig could have done to have stopped masood or pc palmer. he was in a car with two civilians. neither he nor the two civilians. neither he nor the two civilian staff had any protective equipment with them. we'll have the latest from the inquest. the other main stories on bbc news at 5pm. eurostar rail services could be suspended and british travellers to the eu could be blocked from using some online streaming services
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if there is a no—deal brexit as the government releases their latest contingency papers. the queen's granddaughter, princess eugenie, marries her long—time partnerjack brooksbank at st georges chapel in windsor in front of 850 guests. and ryan gosling takes us to the moon as neil armstrong in first man. we'll hear what mark kermode thought of that in the film review. an inquestjury has found that the man who carried out the westminster bridge terror attack, khalid masood,
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was lawfully killed. masood murdered five people in march last year before he was shot dead outside the houses of parliament. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. the first the police protecting parliament knew of the westminster attack was when a four by four smashed into the perimeterfence. then, the driver, khalid masood run around the corner to the main gates of the house of commons. he looked me directly in the eye from about five metres. he was clearly coming into parliament and i believe with the sole intention to kill police officers. pc nick carlyle was guarding the gates with his colleague pc keith palmer. he told me he saw khalid masood knock pc palmer to the ground and start stabbing him with two large knives. he had known pc palmerfor ten
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yea rs. he had known pc palmerfor ten years. the attacker stood over him, i saw his shoulders working as he attacked keith on the floor. he clearly needed to be taken out, his right hand side was to me, i was going to strike him with a shoulder barge, a rugby tackle, and put him to the floor, but when i was almost upon him, he saw me coming, knives up, andi upon him, he saw me coming, knives up, and i had to be a to the side. i didn't know at that time, i saw on the cctv, he managed to get about that time. he told me he and pc palmer ran towards parliament, pursued by khalid masood. coming out of the cobbles were two officers with their handgun straw. i veered out of their line of sight to give them the opportunity to shoot and pointed out the attacker, making it
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clear who he was and where he was coming from. he was five metres behind me. there was a warning, a volley of shots and they got him to the ground. the pistol shots echoed around westminster. this was the moment itjust after the officers opened fire. pc carlyle can be seen just to their left, but then he stepped forward again to deal with khalid masood. to prevent him getting back into the fight if he had been injured or detonating any explosives, i got forward and handcuffed him to ensure that if he had a detonator, it could not be used. so you handcuffed him even though you were worried he could have a suicide vest? yes. khalid masood was taken to hospital but didn't -- masood was taken to hospital but didn't —— died from his gunshot wounds. pc keith palmer also died at the scene. our correspondentjenny kumah is outside the old bailey in central london where
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the inquests are being held. the metropolitan police talking at some length this afternoon. yes, detective assistant commissioner basu expressed his deepest sympathies to the victims, survivors and their families. he sympathies to the victims, survivors and theirfamilies. he said they had in good terrible suffering and that was the result of one individual‘s barbaric actions. he also praised the officers on duty that day and spoke of the heartbreaking evidence given by the bodyguard who shot masood, saying it was a reminder of the terrible distress caused when you take another person's life, but he also came to the defence of the chief commissioner of the metropolitan police. this week he gave evidence saying he locked himself in his car when he was in new palace yard as the attack unfolded. he described the criticism
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that sir craig has received as abhorrent. there is nothing that craig could have done to have stopped masood or to have saved pc palmer or any others from being injured. craig was in a car accompanied by two civilian staff members. neither he nor the two civilian staff had any protective equipment with them. neal basu also went on to pay tribute to pc palmer who was fatally stabbed near the front gates of parliament. he described him as dedicated, well loved and courageous. he also said that he accepted the coroner's conclusions last week that there we re conclusions last week that there were shortcomings in the security of parliament and said he was deeply sorry if the metropolitan police had missed any chance to save pc palmer's life. thank you very much. the government has warned the uk
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could lose free—trade deals with more than 70 non—eu countries if there's a no—deal brexit. ministers are hoping to replicate the arrangements, negotiated by the eu, with bilateral deals, though they say they might not have exactly the same benefits. the agreements cover 12% of the uk's trade. it's part of the fourth batch of contingency papers that have been issued by the government today. they include a warning that eurostar rail services could be suspended, unless there's a special agreement with france. let's go through some of the details with our political correspondent chris mason. you have had a lot of reading to do this afternoon. there is so much to go through. give us a flavour of everything the government is talking about today. there are two strands to the argument going on at the moment around brexit and they are very distinct. one is this, the
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whole discussion about what happens if there is no deal. we leave the european union at the end of march next year and there is no withdrawal agreement and it is what some have labelled a chaotic brexit. certainly a lot would change very quickly. the government has been putting out forces of papers for each individual industry it things could do with one, setting out the government's plans in that eventuality. the first appeared in the middle of august, this was the fourth. by my calculation we are up to 104 of these papers with the next due to be published any moment now. it wasn't published any moment now. it wasn't published this afternoon due to market sensitivity, we were told. today, the talk about trade deals. the ones we are currently part of as a result of being a member of the european union. pretty significant contribution they make in terms of overall uk trade. concern as well
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expressed around travel contingencies, the practicalities of travelling to the continent, travelling to the continent, travelling to the eu in the event of an ordeal brexit. they warn, for instance, that it might be wise to buy flexible tickets for using services like the eurostar, real connection from london to france and belgium, because they could be disruption getting across the border and therefore a more flexible ticket might allow you to travel on it. that is one suggestion. there is another additional suggestion in relation to the consequences of travelling around services that you might be subscribed to on the internet, like spot if and netflix, and the potential that they could be blocked if you travel abroad. you would be able to access your normal services. and individual detail, for example horse passports, which might sound quite trivial but the industry is huge, particularly between the republic of ireland and the uk. in
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other words, between the eu and the uk after brexit. and the consequences in terms of the paperwork that would be required when the uk would become a third country, to use the eu parlance, in the event of an ordeal brexit. a huge amount of detail there, very spectre specific, industry specific detail, but the government attempting to set out the consequences of and the mitigation work it is doing in the event of no deal being arrived at in the next couple of months. you have probably got some more reading to do butjust a word today about the continuing politics of all of this, because a lot of debate today about a customs union, whether this country will stay in a customs union posts march 2019. cabinet war rooms is not at all happy about that idea. where are we with that debate? now let's talk about a deal. if there is a deal in
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the next couple of months, a withdrawal agreement, what we know is that it will include a transition period that will start at the end of march next year when brexit legally happens and will run forjust under two years until the end of 2020. this whole row now forms around what happens at that point, if there isn't a trade agreement, a future agreement, that prevents a hard border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. the eu have suggested an idea within northern ireland stays closer to the eu in terms of its regulations than the rest of the uk. that is unpalatable to the british government because it effectively puts a border down the irish sea. the latest suggestion is that the uk as a whole would stay in a customs union, but there is then a i’ow a customs union, but there is then a row about for how long, because the eu is not likely to want to put a time limit on such a thing, but the uk politically, and those in government and downing street, say they would be a time limit. downing
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street suggesting a time limit of about a year, until the end of 20/21. here is dominic raab on this very theme this afternoon. it would have to be finite, it would have to be short and time—limited. what we cannot do is see the united kingdom locked in by the back door toa kingdom locked in by the back door to a customs union arrangement which would leave us in indefinite limbo. that would not be leaving the eu. and into all this mix is the democratic unionist party, the clue is in the title, unionist, northern ireland's biggest critical party, propping up the government in westminster, who are desperate to ensure there is a clean and proper brexit, and secondly there is absolutely nothing that amounts to a division between northern ireland and the rest of the uk. chris, for now, thank you very much. back to his reading material. we are going to find out what is happening in brussels as well. we have been
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checking in every with our correspondent there, adam fleming. a very good evening to you. we have had some further comments today from jean—claude juncker. bring us had some further comments today from jean—claudejuncker. bring us up to date. this is like a very grown-up version of the podcast chris mason andl version of the podcast chris mason and i do. the truth is, we don't really know a lot about what is going on behind closed doors. as i have been saying all week, the negotiators have gone into what they call the tunnel and only tell us what has been negotiated when they get to the end. although we may get a clue this evening because ambassadors from the other 27 eu countries are having a meeting now. half of them are in luxembourg and half are half of them are in luxembourg and halfare in half of them are in luxembourg and half are in brussels and they are being updated by michel barnier's deputy about how the negotiations have gone this week, although it's not clear how substantive or serious that discussion will be or if it willjust be a bit of mood music,
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but we will all be calling our ambassadorial contacts in the next couple of hours in search of any clues whatsoever. what i am hearing is that they has been progress on theissues is that they has been progress on the issues of gibraltar and the british military bases on cyprus and how the withdrawal agreement applies to them. depending who you speak to, that has been agreed or very close to being agreed. over the weekend there are going to be talks in brussels, saturday and sunday, because things are getting so close. they will talk about the governance of the withdrawal agreement, how you settle disputes that have arrives and that old chestnut, the geographical indications, the protection for regional products like feta cheese and champagne and belgian sausages and things like that, which is still a sticking point for the eu but it is still unresolved. and as for the other big unresolved. and as for the other big unresolved issue, the northern ireland backstop, frankly, who knows
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what is going on in those negotiations? incredibly sensitive and secretive. thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news: an inquest finds the man who carried out the westminster bridge terror attack, khalid masood, was lawfully killed by the security services. eurostar rail services could be suspended if a brexit deal with the eu can not be reached, according to the latest government papers released. and princess eugeine departs windsor castle in an aston martin following her wedding to her long—term partner. in sport, three months and a day after being knocked out of the world cup by croatia, england are there
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ready to take them on again. usain bolt finally finds the net, scoring his first professional goals as he aims to win a contract in australia. and eddie pepperell leads the british masters by four shots at the halfway stage. he is on eight under par after another impressive round today. i will have more sport for you in around 15 minutes. the head of the company at the centre of controversy about medical waste has hit back against claims of mismanagement. garry pettigrew, the managing director of healthcare environmental services, told the bbc his firm is providing an excellent service but has found itself vilified. the firm has been stripped of nhs contracts after hundreds of tonnes of clinical waste piled up at its sites. mr pettigrew said the problems were caused by a shortage of incinerators, not the company's actions. he was speaking to our health editor, hugh pym. following the news there was a backlog of medical waste at disposal
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sites, 15 nhs hospital trusts in england terminated their contracts with health care environmental services. the regulator, the environment agency, saying the company was in breach of permits and enforcement action was under way. but now in an exclusive bbc interview, the managing director garry pettigrew has claimed he did have a plan to reduce the backlog and his company was treated unfairly. i feel that this company has been vilified severely for providing an excellent service. what do you say to some who have said they were body parts being stored at your sites and it's unhygienic and not safe? none of that is true. all the parts people are referring to there are dealt with securely, professionally and any anatomical waste are stored in fridges and prioritised for outward bound. the company blames the backlog of waste on a lack of incineration facilities in the uk. to get it safely destroyed. many people will be
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horrified at the idea of medical waste not being properly disposed of. not being incinerated. that's happened at your site. what do you say to that? you must take some responsibility for that. i take full responsibility. i have done this with the nhs at the forefront of my business. that waste has been in our secure facilities 24/7, it purely down to a lack of incineration. in a statement, the regulator, the environment agency said:. some people who say they're former employees have come forward to us and said what they saw, allegedly, was unsafe, very unpleasant, unhygienic, things happening at sites that would be a worry to the public. i think they will look at any former employee, i don't know what they refer to, but the reality
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is we work within permits, but in compliance, 14,001 company, we operate uk wide, and at the same time as well, we operate within the confines of a permit. what is not clear is what will happen to contract the company still holds with more than 30 hospital trusts in england. its contract with the nhs in scotland are continuing. hugh pym, bbc news. people on florida's gulf coast are starting to assess the damage to their homes and businesses, after one of the strongest storms ever to hit the united states. hurricane michael tore into north—west florida on wednesday, with winds of more than 150 miles an hour. emergency workers say mexico beach was worst hit. the bbc‘s gary o'donoghue went to visit the town. two days ago this was an ordinary beachfront community, home to around 1,200 people. but street after street, michael tore through this town, uprooting and smashing everything
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in its path. this is what the federal emergency directory is calling ground zero. it's completely devastated the street down to the sea. just two houses left standing and people's things are all over the street. microwaves, mattresses, kitchen sinks, you name it. the stuff of everyday life turned into debris in a matter of a few hours. around the town, friends and neighbours are doing their best to console one another. hard to do when your dream retirement home has ended up like this. i think there's a lot of anger and shock and just emotion that is at its peak right now, so i think we just need a few days to digest what has happened and see how the rebuilding is going to happen. mexico beach was also the maximum point of the storm surge. the water there rising more than eight feet at the height of the onslaught.
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one resident said she had five feet of water in the downstairs of her house. the floors and the furniture now ruined. i was in and out of the closet and i was going to check on my husband and i wasjust a basket case. to hear the roar it's just amazing, it's so loud. 30 miles west of mexico beach, the hurricane's aftermath proved a temptation some couldn't resist. this was a family dollar store and when we arrived there were a whole bunch of people helping themselves to pretty much everything inside. mainly the cigarettes and the batteries. they were taking those away in bag fulls. while we have been here a whole load more people have come back and been doing exactly the same. it's a bit of a free for all. but for the time being, the priority is seeking out anyone who might need urgent help as the rescuers make their way to some of the more isolated communities. life will not be back to normal here any time soon. gary o'donoghue, bbc news, florida.
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a delegation from saudi arabia has arrived in istanbul to investigate the disappearance of a journalist there earlier this month. jamal khashoggi, a critic of the saudi monarchy, was last seen entering his country's consulate 10 days ago. it comes amid reports that turkey has graphic recordings proving that khashoggi was murdered inside the building. joining me now is our security correspondent frank gardner. not least because you know him.|j have known him for 18 years. i had an e—mail from have known him for 18 years. i had an e—mailfrom him not that long ago saying he was looking forward to catching up the next time he was in london. he does not describe himself asa london. he does not describe himself as a dissident, he was a saudi patrick, he just wanted as a dissident, he was a saudi patrick, hejust wanted it as a dissident, he was a saudi patrick, he just wanted it to as a dissident, he was a saudi patrick, hejust wanted it to be ruled a bit better than it was. the
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saudi authorities seem to have been very slow to understand that the ohus very slow to understand that the onusis very slow to understand that the onus is on them to explain what happened here. simply saying, we are as concerned about it as you are, no, he went into your consulate at whatever time it was and he was never seen coming out. for them to initially shrugged their shoulders and say, it's not really our problem, is simply not good enough. they have sent an investigation team to turkey to work with the turks and the americans. people in saudi arabia are holding their breath hoping to goodness that these rumours, many of which have been peddled by saudi arabia's enemies, they are hoping they are not true. but every day that goes by, more details are stacking up which are deeply sinister. turkish media has broadcast cctv footage stills showing a 15 man saudi security team
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arriving in istanbul just showing a 15 man saudi security team arriving in istanbuljust ahead of his visit because they knew exactly when he was coming to the consulate. he was already considered to be an enemy of the cramp in's circle. they knew he was coming, that delegation is said to include an expert on autopsies. there is even talk that a bones sought was included in their luggage. this is reports coming out of turkey and i am trying to keep an open mind on this. but it is still ten days since he went in. absolutely, and it is unacceptable that the saudis have not come up with an explanation. and for britain this matters, because for the last six months, britain saying that russia owes an explanation for what happened in salisbury. saudi arabia is britain's biggest trading partner
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in the middle east. it is an important ally, with a bad human rights record, so people are saying, britain can't have this double standard. you slammed the kremlin for allegedly sending a hit team, what are you going to do about saudi arabia? jeremy hunt has spoken in strong terms to the saudis but some people are saying cynically, this will all blow over and it will be business as usual. but if dark deeds really have happened inside that consulate, it can't blow over. this is unacceptable. it will mean that no embassy is safe for a dissident anywhere. and because of your personal connection, would he have gone into that consulate with concerns? did he ever talk about anxieties or his personal safety? did he take different measures to someone anyone watching might have done? to some extent, yes. he knew they would confiscate his mobile so he handed it to his turkish fiance
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outside. he went in with an apple watch. there was speculation they would be some data collected on that watch. if the turks have got documentary evidence, as they say they have, then it must almost certainly have been gathered by a covert su rveilla nce certainly have been gathered by a covert surveillance device planted inside the saudi consulate, which is a little embarrassing for the turks, but if that is what they have got, thatis but if that is what they have got, that is the only way they could have got it, i think. he did have some concerns. the fact is he left saudi arabia in june last concerns. the fact is he left saudi arabia injune last year because he said, ican arabia injune last year because he said, i can no longer write freely. he was in self—imposed exile, most of the time based in virginia but spending some time in turkey, flying around, speaking at conferences. he has been, i would not say and economic visionary, but the prince has advanced saudi arabia. he has allowed women to drive, he has said
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the country needs to move away from its dependency on oil, but at the same time he has locked that anybody who has criticised him, he has behaved like a medieval despot. the canadian foreign minister put out one treat —— tweet saying it was not great to imprison somebody on human rights grounds and he recalled their ambassadorfrom rights grounds and he recalled their ambassador from canada and took all saudi arabia students out of universities, which was a complete overreaction. who picks a fight with canada? overreaction. who picks a fight with canada ? actually, overreaction. who picks a fight with canada? actually, donald trump did briefly, but it is a pretty innocuous country and he has picked an awful lot of fights. he is conducting a disastrous war in yemen which is unwinnable. he has alienated a lot of people in the business investment community inside saudi arabia. in 11 days' time he has got this big investment conference, all the mainstream media have pulled out of it, nearly all of them. richard branson has cancelled
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$1 billion investment in his space programme. this is a watershed moment for saudi. they need to come up moment for saudi. they need to come up with an explanation or they risk being pariahs. thank you very much indeed. the chairman of patisserie valerie has offered loans worth £20 million in order to keep the company afloat after warnings were the chairman of patisserie valerie has offered loans worth £20 million in order to keep the company afloat after warnings were issued that the firm was on the brink of collapse. the owner of the cafe chain had said it needed "an immediate injection of capital" to continue trading in its current form. an additional £15 million of shares will also be issued to raise funds. it comes after "significant fraud" was uncovered in its accounts earlier this week. the queen's granddaughter, princess eugenie, has married jack brooksbank at st george's chapel in windsor. the chairman of patisserie valerie has offered loans worth £20 million the queen's granddaughter, princess eugenie,
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has married jack brooksbank at st george's chapel in windsor. the royal family and a number of celebrities, including robbie williams, ellie goulding and james blunt, were among 850 guests at the ceremony. princess eugenie, who is ninth in line to the throne, was given away by her father, prince andrew. crowds gathered outside the castle to wish the couple well. princess eugenie and her husband jack have now departed windsor castle in an aston martin db10 following their afternoon reception. it's a limited edition — only released to mark the release of the james bond spectre film. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell has been watching the day's events. hold onto your hats, it is another royal wedding. though this one not quite in the premier league, despite the sharp ambitions of the bride's father and mother. the guests battled through the strong winds to st george's chapel and, of course, these days you can't have a royal wedding without some celebrities. into the chapel via a discreet side door, the duke and duchess of sussex,
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thankful they had a spring wedding in bright sunshine rather than autumn one in a gale. this was the york's date and the duchess was clearly delighted to be pa rt duchess was clearly delighted to be part of the family again. the queen was there for the wedding of one of her granddaughters and alongside her the duke of edinburgh, a rare appearance by him at the age of 97. they took their places just behind the duchess of york. the first time it is thought the duke of edinburgh has been in such close proximity to his erstwhile daughter—in—law for 26 yea rs. his erstwhile daughter—in—law for 26 years. it was time for the bride. princess eugenie and ninth in line to the throne, arrived with her father, the duke of york. waiting inside the chapel, the groom, jack
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brooksbank. the bride joined inside the chapel, the groom, jack brooksbank. the bridejoined him at the altar, where they exchanged their vows. i eugenie victoria helena... take thee jack christopher stamp... as my wedded husband. and a carriage ride through windsor. it was seen as an attempt to copy harry and meghan markle and concerns had been raised about the cost of providing security. in the event it was a much smaller occasion. a smaller route and a crowd that was respectable rather than large, but would that have mattered to the couple at the centre of it all? one assumes not. my my goodness, it was windy. they actually got quite a good day. 23, a
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bit of sunshine. we have seen gusts up bit of sunshine. we have seen gusts up to around 80 miles an hour in western parts of wales, storm callum is with us. these are the areas covered by the met office amber warning. we could see some flooding in places and that rain band extends in across north—west england and good parts of scotland. dryer towards the west, dry to the east of it as well and that split remains tonight. further pulses of heavy rain. clearer conditions to the north and west, a cool night here. incredibly mild to the south—east corner, not far off record—breaking october night worms. cloudy but quite breezy, it will be a warm and sunny day for many in eastern england, still more rain. and for northern ireland and scotland, the wind may be later but it will be wetter, the reno pushes eastwards
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and clears the race sunday. goodbye for now. —— the rain. this is bbc news. the headlines... khalid masood, the man who murdered four pedestrians and a police officer in westminster last year was lawfully killed by the security services, a jury finds. a warning that eurostar rail services could be suspended if there is a no—deal brexit — as the government release its latest contingency plans. the queen's granddaughter — princess eugenie — marries her long—term partner — in windsor. the film review is coming up in the next half an hour, also we are going to be talking to the directorjason reitman. maybe latest sports news.
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it's a busy friday. we are starting in rijeka where england are getting ready to play croatia in their uefa nation ‘s league match. england have won one and lost one. croatia knocked them out of this year's world cup. what can we expect tonight? first of all, what sort of atmosphere are we going to get this evening? there aren't any fans allowed in this match. that's right. gareth southgate said yesterday is going to be a strange experience. it will be because this is the first time england have ever played an international match behind closed doors, through no fault of their own, it's because croatia are serving a stadium ban. despite that, some fans have still made the journey out here, not huge numbers, but they've been spending the day scouting out various vantage points around the ground, particularly a hillside on one end of the stadium
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which offers a partial view of the pitch but there is additional security is that might scupper their hopes. it will be interesting to see how the players react. with silk road noise, any comments, any colourful exclamations we might make on the pitch could be picked up by the microphone. it's possible the players have been reminded to what the language more than normal. let's talk about the game. when i was introducing new, england lost to croatia in the world cup, the loss to spain in the uefa nations league campaign. what sort of team is gareth southgate going to protect tonight? is going to be interesting because gareth southgate has picked a very bold and adventurous squad, particularly interested in the three new call ups. the 18—year—old, the first player born in this century to receive an england collar. james madison, he made an excellent start
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the season. a lot of interest in the ross barkley who could make his first england appearance in a 2.5 yea rs. first england appearance in a 2.5 years. only last week gareth southgate ‘s 19 new contract taking him through to the 2022 world cup and there is the sense that with this squad he is looking to the future. england croatia starts at seven o'clock and there is coverage on five live. northern ireland are in austria for the nations league game. you can follow that on the bbc sport website and radio ulster. sports day will be at half past six. join us then. thank you very much, lizzie. we're going to talk about us politics now — in relation to the london film festival, which opened on wednesday. because one of the films being shown is the front runner, about politics and the press. it tells the story of the rise and fall of the democratic senator gary hart — played by huthackman — who was the man to beat in the campaign for the democratic presidential nomination in 1987,
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until his extra marital affair was exposed byjournalists. there was a week long media storm, before hart withdrew from the race. the film's director jason reitman is with me — but first let's see news footage from that moment. i'm not a beaten man — i'm an angry and defiant man. i've said that i bend but i don't break. and believe me, i'm not broken. we're all going to have to seriously question the system for selecting our national leaders. it reduces the press of this nation to hunters and presidential candidates to being hunted. it has reporters in bushes, faults and inaccurate stories printed, photographers peaking in our windows, swarms of helicopters hovering over our roof and my very strong wife, close to tears, because she can't even get in her own house at night without being harrassed. applause jason reitman is the film's director
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and with me. welcome to the bbc. i am old enough to remember all of that and remember can monkey business which was the yacht he was caught on. there will be plenty of people who come to see the film who do not remember. why did you want to make it? what do you think it would have to say to a younger audience? when i heard the story i couldn't believe it happened. there was a presumed ex—president of the united states who in the middle of his night was any conversation with journalists and nobody knew what to do because nobody had ever been there before. very much breeze social media and mobile phones. the frontrunner for the presidency then left politics in less than a week and felt like a movie and it seemed to have all this connective tissue. gary hart is still alive, he's a man
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in his early 80s. do you reach out to him, have a conversation?” thought it was the decent thing to do. i also reached out to the other person at the centre of this essay, donna rice. he was skewered an anxious, i told you, i'm going to make a movie about you about the worst week of your life, you would be anxious as well. what was his reaction? i think he was concerned on whether or not the film would have empathy for him and the film has empathy for notjust him but everyone, it is a movie with 20 main characters trying to figure out what to do in the midst of a scandal. it's amazing film about him hasn't been made before. this is the story people really only have kind of boiled down to three headlines and we don't remember what happened. america shifted in that moment. that
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was the moment news went tabloid and we became interested in the personal lives of candidates. that is the key theme of the film but i wonder whether people will say, was it really that moment? was it really gary hart? wasn't that he said he didn't have a fierce and when people find it you did, it was the lie that did it for him? the idea of the lies and this has become more in recent yea rs. and this has become more in recent years. what made it such a good story was that he had the quote in the near times in which he said the press should just follow me around and that could happen to come out the same day as this article from the same day as this article from the miami herald with people who had sta ked the miami herald with people who had staked out his apartment and seen the young women go inside. they have forever been linked. this is how we remember things, we remember them are stories of exactly how they happened. it happened in less than a week. i don't think enough time was
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thinking, what are we doing right now? heard someone's private and public alike start? this hugh jackman playing gary hart. in the states, your film opens jackman playing gary hart. in the states, yourfilm opens in cinemas on the day that people go to the polls for the mid—term elections in just a few weeks' time. is that a deliberate point on your part? first, vote, please vote. and then after that go and see the movie, buy after that go and see the movie, buy a ticket. i'm simply assuming because you made the film that you are because you made the film that you a re interested because you made the film that you are interested in politics of your country. i am canadian but i grew up in the us. that's ok. i didn't know that. i grew up loving movies and in 1987i that. i grew up loving movies and in 19871 was more interested in pretty back to the future trilogy was than politics. i covered this with the new york times magazine journalist
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and a press secretary, many senators who were still in congress. it's a film that was written by people who lived it and we try to create a film that was rich with detail, it feels like you were just dropped into the campaign. would you want to make something about today's politicians? it is too heartbreaking, it is too tragic. there are so many more things i'd like to ask you but sadly i can't. thank you. five koala are starting new lives in britain, as part of plans to ensure the species' long—term survival. the four females and a male have journeyed half way round the world to the longleat safari park in wiltshire, where it's hoped they'll settle down to breed. they're not an endangered species, but they are considered vulnerable —— and experts are keen to establish new populations outside australia. laura foster has been to watch them settle in. the tree clutching, eucalyptus munching, sleep—needing koala is nature's cuddly toy.
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in fact, they spend up to 20 hours a day asleep, which is handy when some of them have had to catch a long haul flight. this is when five southern koalas landed at heathrow airport. it's the first of its kind, obviously it's the first individuals within europe. so, it's a big, big step towards helping the species survive. but why is there such a need to bring koalas such a long way? things like chlamydia, retrovirus, when that gets into a population of koalas, it's devastating. we don't have retrovirus and chlamydia in the wild in the uk. so by bringing them over here, you have a nice, almost bio—secure population. in each of these crates is one of the koalas. each blissfully unaware of all the work and effort it's taken to get them here. they're going to be checked to see if they're all right and then they'll go onto their new home in wiltshire.
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and this is them getting a first taste of their new australia inspired enclosure. here at longleat safari park, they will be studied so we can find out more about how we might be able to protect this species which is vulnerable to extinction. they're so much more thanjust sitting in a tree and sleeping. they're quite complicated. their behaviours, their hierarchies, everything they do is quite fascinating. the site has been growing its own eucalyptus plants in preparation — all part of the plan with the south australian government to create a new back—up population of southern koalas in this part of the world. to stop the koalas from getting stressed, they'll be kept out of sight from the public for the next six months, to allow them to settle in, and it's hoped that soon they will breed and there will be even more of them hanging about. laura foster, bbc news. is quarter to six.
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