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this is bbc news, i'm julian worricker. the headlines at ten o'clock. the former brexit secretary david davis calls for a cabinet rebellion — as theresa may faces growing pressure from ministers over her brexit plans. ido i do say to anyone in cabinets who has concerns about this, you have to make them very clear to the prime minister. storm callum is set to ease off today — high winds and torrential rain have caused major disruption and two deaths. britain and the us consider boycotting a major investment conference in saudi arabia — after the disappearance of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. the nhs in england says it will crack down on people who wrongly claim free prescriptions — which costs the health an estimated £256 million a year. princess eugenie and jack brooksbank release the first official photographs from their wedding day. and coming up at half—past ten, watch our programme on this year's riba stirling prize —
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one of the most prestigious awards in architecture. hello, good morning, welcome to bbc news. the former brexit secretary, david davis, has called on the cabinet to unite against theresa may's plan for the uk's withdrawal from the eu. writing in the sunday times, he says there's an atmosphere of "panic" in downing street — just days before a crucial summit of eu leaders in brussels. he also says mrs may's plan is "completely unacceptable" and has urged cabinet ministers to "exert their collective authority". let's talk to our political correspondent helen catt. more first of all about what mr davies has said? as he said his
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sunday times article is effectively calling upon the cabinet to rebel. he is calling upon them to exert their collective authority and stop theresa may ‘s proposals which he says are flawed. how do you assert your authority in cabinet, through the set of resigning? david davis is not in the cabinet himself, his resignation earlier this year did not get mrs may to change course, it will be up to individuals in the cabinet to see if they want to consider that. speaking on skype, former work and pensions secretary and brexit backer iain duncan smith appeared to support the idea that perhaps some should consider their positions. i have one thing in common with those, we resigned from the cabinet when we did not agree with it. when you get to the point where you no longer agree on a fundamental issue is probably tell you find yourself on the back benches. it's up to people to
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decide. could we see resignations? never could speculate but i say to anyone in cabinet with concerns about this, you must make them clear to the prime minister. we mustn't have a little cabal outside the cabinet running this, it has to be a cabinet running this, it has to be a cabinet decision. it is interesting that dominic grieve has echoed similar sentiments today, saying on radio for those who cannot back the pa must go. a few rumours, a few names have been put into the frame in recent days that there have been no indications today that anyone is thinking of taking that path. much has been said about the dup and their role in recent events, what is coming out of their side? the observer seems to have seen leaked uk government e—mails, arlene foster
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believes the most likely outcome is no—deal brexit and she is preparing for that. the dup hasn't commented on that but she has written in the belfast telegraph this weekend, arlene foster, advising theresa may not to accept what she calls a dodgy deal foisted not to accept what she calls a dodgy dealfoisted on her by others. not to accept what she calls a dodgy deal foisted on her by others. any word on labour among all this? another paper, the independent, has today suggested in what could be good news for theresa may, 15 labour mps could vote in favour of the deal. one of those mps was speaking earlier and said that if the deal is reasonable, why not support it. earlier and said that if the deal is reasonable, why not support it] thank you. a man's died in a landslide in south west wales, following torrential rain and heavy winds across large parts of the uk. storm callum left thousands of homes and businesses without power. flooding and fallen trees left roads and rail lines blocked — but the met office says weather
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conditions will improve today. chi chi izundu reports. wales hasn't seen floodwater like this for decades. overnight, more rain, more flood defences breached. in carmarthenshire, police remain at the scene of a landslide. one man was killed here. officers are warning against all but essential travel. wales bore the brunt of storm callum. torrential rain and wind has flooded homes and left some without power. i've been here 26, 27 years. i was born here and i've never seen it this bad. it's quite bad. some of the smaller cars are trying to get through, and then, well, they're going through, but at the other end, they're just breaking down because the water's so deep on the road. ijust don't know how long it's going to take for it to all go down, so it'sjust waiting for everything to dry out,
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i guess, and see what happens from there. but i know a lot of people on the street haven't got insurance or anything, so i don't know what they're going to do or what i'm going to do. the force of the storm has been felt across much of the uk. in brighton, a man died after being swept out to sea in the early hours of saturday morning. last night, train services on the west coast main line between preston and carlisle were stopped by a landslide. forecasters say the worst of the rain has now passed, but warnings of flooding look set to remain in place for much of the day. chi chi izundu, bbc news. storm callum has also caused problems for many farmers across wales. this footage was filmed of a horse being rescued, this was in gilwern, monmouthshire. two men a p pa re ntly gilwern, monmouthshire. two men a ppa re ntly swa m into gilwern, monmouthshire. two men apparently swam into water is six feet deep to leave the animal to safety. nobody was injured and we are told that the horse was recovering well. hurricane force winds have hit parts of portugal, bringing down trees and leaving more than 15,000
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homes without power. people were urged not to go outdoors overnight as storm leslie swept towards the centre and north of the country. it's a rare example of an atlantic hurricane striking continental europe. winds of more than 100 miles per hour were recorded. britain and the us may be about to boycott a major investment conference in saudi arabia, following the disappearance ofjournalist, jamal khashoggi. it comes after president trump threatened saudi arabia with severe punishment, if it is found to be responsible for mr khashoggi's death at the kingdom's consulate in istanbul last week. eliza philipp—idis reports... president trump is under international and domestic pressure to help determine what happened to mr khashoggi and punish saudi arabia if investigations show its government had him killed. and though he's promised severe punishment, sanctions on arms don't seem to be on the cards. when we take away $110 billion
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of purchases from our country, that hurts our workers, that hurts our factories, that hurts all of our companies. you're talking about 500,000 jobs. the turkish authorities say they have evidence of the washington postjournalist being murdered by a saudi hit squad at the istanbul consulate, but so far, hard evidence has not been produced. pressure is now growing on the saudis to prove that mr khashoggi left the embassy alive after he went to get papers for his wedding. if they can't, the international community say they will boycott a high—profile investment conference in riyadh later this month. diplomatic sources say both the us treasury secretary and the uk international trade secretary may now not attend. this would amount to a huge snub by two of saudi arabia's key allies. eliza philippidis, bbc news. bavaria in southern germany
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is holding a regional election. chancellor merkel‘s regional allies, the csu, are expected to lose their absolute majority, while the smaller parties including the greens and the far—right afd, are expected to make gains. the csu could be forced into a regional coalition in bavaria — a setback that could further complicate the chancellor's federal government. jenny hill has more. angela merkel will be keeping a close eye on bavaria. that's because her sister party, the bavarian version of her conservatives, is expected to take a humiliating hammering at the ballot box. for decades, the csu has reigned supreme in bavaria. today, if the polls are to believed, all that is set to change. the csu has shifted its policies, its tone, to the right, in response to the threat from the far right anti—migrant party afd. it doesn't seem to have worked, afd is still a significant challenge.
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they're expected to enter the regional parliament for the first time. that policy has also sent voters scurrying into the arms of the green party. they're the real predicted winners of this election. they are expected to come in second, and in all probability will end up forming a coalition with the ruling csu. what does all this mean for angela merkel? her critics will say it is humiliating. she is of course associated with the party, although its leadership have, in recent months, attacked her. it like likely to mean, potentially, a new face at her coalition table here in berlin if the csu decide to give their current leader horst seehofer, her interior minister, the boot. but the real reason that berlin and other european capitals will be keeping such a close eye on bavaria is this. what's happening there illustrates perfectly the complexity of the challenge faced by europe's old established centre right and centre left parties.
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this isn'tjust about the rise of the far right, it's about voters turning their backs on the traditional parties and heading instead towards smaller and in some cases newer political movements. take bavaria, its political landscape has for so long been an absolute certainty. now, it's fragmenting fast. jenny hill in berlin. now, a crackdown on people who wrongly claim free prescriptions is being announced this morning. the nhs in england will also target rogue pharmacists and dentists who defraud the health service. health secretary matt hancock has warned the nhs will no longer be an easy target. richard galpin reports. every year, nhs england loses more than £250 million as a result of prescription fraud. people either deliberately or by mistake claiming they're eligible for free prescriptions. but not for much longer, if the government crackdown is successful.
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the campaign's been launched today by the health secretary matt hancock. he's claiming the nhs will no longer be an easy target. those who steal from it, he says, will face the consequences. and technology is a big part of the solution. a computer database of everyone in england exempt from paying prescriptions will be created, so pharmacists can quickly check before the medication is handed over to patients. there'll also be a focus on pharmacists and dentists who claim payments for services they've not carried out. after pilots starting next year, the anti—fraud campaign is due to be rolled out across nhs england. the government's hoping the health service will be saving up to £300 million a year by 2020. richard galpin, bbc news. sandra gidley, chair of the english pharmacy board,
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said the government shouldn't penalise those who make an honest mistake, but make prescriptions free for all. well, i think he's got this the wrong way around. let's bear in mind that this is only in england, because if you live in wales or scotland, you can't commit any sort of prescription fraud because you get your prescriptions free. so instead of trying to penalise people who make an honest mistake about their medicines, then maybe we should actually think about prescriptions being free for all, and then we look at actually what you can get on prescription. the same amount of money could be sold without making people feel guilty. pharmacists are there to help patients take their medicines. they are not there to police the benefits welfare system on behalf of the government. it's notjust people who make mistakes, though, is it, it's people who seek to defraud the system. and surely you'd want to clamp down on that, wouldn't you? well, some people might, but what i am saying is, actually it's
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a relatively small problem, i suspect. but in the middle of all of this you will have a lot of innocent bystanders. so for example, you're a diabetic, you're entitled to have your prescriptions free, but it's renewed every three years, or should be. you might have forgotten. you might end up in a situation where the computer says no and you are being refused your medicines. now, is that fair on anybody? because, actually it's important that people take the medicines that are giving them benefits, and we tend to lose sight of that. but the point i am getting at, i suppose, and the point that no doubt matt hancock would make to you is, if you have a system in place that allows £250 million plus to go in the wrong direction, usually seek to put that right, don't you? the system is in the wrong place if it's going to be in pharmacies. i have heard that it may be in the doctor's at the time the prescription is generated. but again, i say, what if the computer says no? the system is only as good
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as the data that is put into it. we can't actually get nhs records to join up at the moment. we've got the whole fiasco at the moment with the dwp database and universal credit. so i'm struggling to see how this system is going to be ready next year. but pharmacy is not the place to police this. the place to make sure this is all in order, ithink, is the doctor ‘s surgery. you worry about what the computers may do. but the current system which involves presenting an exemption certificate or signing the back of your prescription, looks increasingly antiquated, doesn't it? well, it probably does but as i say, the pharmacy is not the place to do this. pharmacists and their teams, it is not their role is to be part of the benefits checking system. so if there is a way patients can check themselves, i think that would be a very good idea. but i really do think we are tackling the problem the wrong way around, here.
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as i said, if prescriptions were free there would not be a benefit fraud problem. and you could save money in other ways by not prescribing medicines which are proven to be of limited benefit. so you can save the nhs money. it is, in a way a different argument but you can save the nhs money in different ways about making innocent people feel like a criminal. and yes there are some people who inadvertently tick the wrong box as well. increasingly they are receiving letters saying you need to pay up, you need to pay this fine. and it causes them stress and worry to then go back and fight that. and as i say, a lot of these mistakes are innocent. itjust seems to be cracking down on people like that to make honest mistakes, in order to catch, probably relatively few people who do
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deliberately defraud the system. i mean, that is wrong. the point you make at the start as an argument about devolution, isn't it? isn't devolution a good thing, in your estimation? england does something different from scotland and wales, that's what it's all about. i have not come here to talk about devolution! that is where you were going, i thought. i think a lot of patients in, well, the rights and wrongs, but i think a lot of patients in england do resent the fact that the welsh and scots get their prescriptions free. and actually, the royal pharmaceutical society as part of the long—term prescriptions alliance. and there are a lot of charities, a lot of bodies who do think that prescriptions free at the point of delivery would be a good thing because it means that people will get the medicines to which they are entitled. they don't have to make choices based on cost. sandra gidley speaking to me earlier. the to me earlier. former brexit secretary david davis calls for a cabinet rebellion over theresa may's plans for leaving the eu just days before a crucial summit. britain and the us consider boycotting a major conference in
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saudi arabia after the disappearance of the journalist jamal kashoggi. nhs england says it will launch a crackdown on people who wrongly claim free prescriptions. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. here is olly foster. hello again, julian. wigan warriors have won the super league grand final for a fifth time. they beat warrington wolves 12—11. it was the perfect send—off for their head coach shaun wane. he is ending a 30 year association with the club to join the scottish rugby union. another dismal day for wolves though, who also lost the challenge cup final this year. adam wild was at old trafford. this is rugby league's biggest moment. wigan warriors, grand final winners, and for some, the grandest final farewell. the journey to old trafford has taken a season to get here. a route both sets of fans know well. it's ourtime again! it's going to happen! but for wigan coach shaun wane, one with extra significance — his final match with his hometown
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club after 30 years. a fairy tale finish was all that was left. it was warrington, though, with the better start, asjosh charnley — once of wigan — slid in with the corner. but these sides are so evenly balanced, it wasn't long before the scores were even again too. when tom davies just managed to get his hand on this one, wigan had the lead before half—time. but that only ramped up tensions even higher. the break couldn't quite cool them down. but it took until the season's dying breath for wigan to win it. it came in the form of a warriors' roar. dom manfredi with the decisive score. heartbreak for the wolves of warrington. for this wigan side, the perfect end. i'm just happy for all the staff, the staff would make and loads of
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respect and work hard. and so, a grand finalfairytale finish for the wigan warriors as they say goodbye to some of their biggest names. they finish on the ultimate high — super league champions again. adam wild at old trafford. i'm just happy for all the staff that stuck with me, and showed me all the respect and worked hard. i'm happy that we got the victory and, you know, it's great for the club, for us to finish like this, and i think we've owed it to our fans, they've been great, the fans have turned up every week and i'm so happy to get the victory for them. i'm super proud of them. from where we started in november to where we finished, we made two grand finals in one season and came up a little bit short this but we have the backbone of a hard, resilient football team now. it's going to take it super effort to beat a quality team like wigan. they were fantastic night, we will get back, we'll work hard during next year and will come back bigger and better. scotland expect hampden park to be half full tonight for their friendly
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with european champions portugal. they lost to israel in the nations league on thursday — their fifth loss in seven games under alex mcleish. captain andy robertson has gone on the offensive at some of the pundits who've been questioning them. he has questioned some of the coverage of the performances. for me, i think the criticism is a bit harsh but some people prefer when we do ban instead of when we do good. you really believe that? yes, especially maybe some pundits or whatever in fairness they have something to write about but that's theirjob, that's what they get paid for, we get paid to go on the right lines and as soon as we don't do that, people have stuff to write about. we gave them an excuse to write about us negatively, and we need to take it on the chin because it's part and parcel of football. it's their decision. glasgow welcomes saracens to
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scotland, a to scotland, disappointing start for most of the british teams in europe. four more get under way today. gloucester won't find it easy against french champions castres. cardiff travel to lyon with glasgow welcoming premiership winners saracens to scotstoun. newcastle's first european match at this level in 1a seasons is a tricky one away to toulon. england's charley hull has missed out on a second lpga tour title, slipping from the overnight lead to finish second in south korea. she made five birdies in herfinal round in incheon but undid that good work with four bogeys. she finished second, three shots behind home winner inji chun. england's netballers have lost their series against jamaica after losing in kingston overnight — the hosts are 2—up with one to play. the roses, who beat the sunshine girls on the way to winning the commonwealth games title earlier this year, trailed by four after the first quarter and could never claw themselves back into it. jamaica pulled away at the end for a 58—39 win. at the shanghai masters tennis jamie murray has lost in his double final with his partner bruno soares. they have 19 tour titles together but lost in straight sets to lukasz
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kubot and marcelo melo. in reaching the finals they are sure of a spot in the end of season finals in london, though. that's all the sport, lots more on the bbc website including lucy charles‘s second place of the world ironman championships in hawaii, she broke the course record but was still ten minutes behind the winner. that's all on the bbc website. that's all the sport for now. thank you, ollie. the murdered central american archbishop, oscar romero, is being canonised today at the vatican. an outspoken advocate of peace, romero was shot dead at an altar in el salvador in 1980. we can bring you some live pictures from the vatican. pope francis is leading the ceremony in front of some 60,000 pilgrims and international heads of state. throughout the ceremony the pope was
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due to a bloodstained robe belt which belonged to the archbishop, in recognition of what happened to him at the altar, the archbishop was widely revered in south america, his teaching was welcomed by some yet others suggested that he was perhaps more of a political figure than the theological one. the first lady — melania trump — has been speaking with abc news about her relationship with president trump and her campaign against cyber bullying. during the interview she addressed her infamous jacket that had the slogan ‘i really don't care, do you?‘ emblazoned on the back. melania wore the coat during a visit to an immigrant children's shelter in texas. she said the message was aimed at the left—wing media. it is obvious, i didn't wear the jacket for the children.
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i wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane, and it was for the people, for the left wing media, who are criticising me. i want to show them that i don't care, you could criticise, whatever you want to say, but it will not stop me to do what i feel is right. france has begun building a fence along part of its border with belgium... it's an attempt to stop the spread of a virus that could have damaging effects on europe's pig population. african swine fever was first detected on belgium's border with luxembourg in september. kathryn armstrong reports. hard at work, these hunters in north eastern france building an electric fence to protect some local inhabitants from a deadly disease. there are serious concerns that wild boars roaming the woods may become infected with african swine fever which does not affect humans yet can decimate pig populations because there is no cure. the virus was first detected
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just over the border in belgium last month and thousands of pigs have since been slaughtered to try to prevent it spreading. yet these pig hunters in this french city are taking no chances. translation: wild boars always have their snout close to the ground, if we hit them at that level they will turn around and they won't cross into belgium. the fence will cover part of the border and other repellents will be set up in places where a fence isn't possible. an ingenious plan for those who will be amongst the most affected if african swine fever makes its way deep into europe. belgium currently faces embargoes on pork products from countries including china which is dealing with its own outbreak. it is hoped that fences like this one will prevent france and greater europe
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from finding themselves in a similar situation. kathryn armstrong, bbc news. princess eugenie and her new husband jack brooksbank have released a set of official photographs from their wedding day. the pictures, taken by photographer alex bramall, include a black and white image of the couple sharing a kiss during the carriage procession. another group photograph taken in the white drawing room at windsor shows both the bride and groom's families. eugenie's mother — sarah, duchess of york — is standing next to a seated duke of edinburgh, with the duke of york to her other side. now let's check the weather with alina jenkins. the weather should improve today but this band of rain could move north and east, with the odd rumble of thunder flash of lightning. a fine afternoon from northern ireland and the far north—west of england, more
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like 14 the far north—west of england, more like 1a to 18 across england and wales. this evening and overnight the band of rain starts to return west, perhaps as far west as the eastern side of wales. a chilly night the glens of scotland, show was working into the western isles and the northern highlands late at night, we will keep you informed, meanwhile, the band of rain eventually pulling away and behind that will see spells of sunshine, for most places away from the band of raina for most places away from the band of rain a mainly dry monday with sunny spells. temperature wise, between 12 and 17 celsius tomorrow. that is all from me. bye bye. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... the former brexit secretary david davis has called on cabinet ministers to "exert their collective authority" and rebel against theresa may's plans for leaving the eu. it comes just days before a crucial summit with eu leaders in brussels. the met office says storm callum is set to ease off today.
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the high winds and torrential rain have caused major disruption across parts of the uk and led to two deaths. britain and the us are considering boycotting a major international conference in saudi arabia, after the disappearance of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. mr khashoggi, a critic of the saudi government, vanished 12 days ago after visiting its consulate in istanbul. the nhs in england has said it will crack down on people who wrongly claim free prescriptions. a new digitised system will allow pharmacies to instantly check who is entitled to free medication. and princess eugenie and jack brooksbank have released the first official photographs from their wedding day, which took place on friday at windsor castle which took place on friday at windsor castle. now on bbc news, david sillito reports on the shortlisted buildings — including the winner — for this year's riba stirling prize,
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one of the most prestigious awards in architecture.


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