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today at five, britain's changing climate. a met office report says we've experienced more weather extremes in the last ten years than in any previous decades. the study says the hottest days have become hotter, while the coldest days are not at as cold as they were. these changes that we are observing are consistent with our warming climate, so the uk has warmed byjust under a degree in the last sort of 50 years or so. we'll have full details in a moment. the other main stories on bbc news at 5. police launch a criminal inquiry into allegations of anti—semitic hate crimes within the labour party. a paraplegic man sues luton airport after claims that he was forced to drag himself through the terminal building after staff failed to provide him with a self—propelling wheelchair. brexit secretary dominic raab holds talks with the dup in belfast. unionists say they hope a deal is close, but sinn fein accuse mr raab of behaving like a thief
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in the night. look we've, we are engaged in the negotiation process, we have made it very clear that whether it's the customs regime for the uk as a whole, or the wider economic integerity for the uk as a whole, we will not allow any proposals to be accepted that would jeapordize that, jamie vardy pays tribute to the owner of leicester city as the wreckage of the helicopter in which he and four died is removed from leicester city's stadium by investigators. get the sack. playing with fire? this one will be different. and ‘peterloo' mike leigh's drama about the protest that turned into a massacre nearly 200 years ago, is among the top releases reviewed by mark kermode in the film review. its five o clock, our top story.
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britain's climate is changing, according to a new report from the met office. it says summer days are getting hotter, with warm spells longer than they used to be and tropical nights more frequent. meanwhile the chilliest days of the year are not as cold as they used to be. the report also says britain has experienced more weather extremes in the last ten years than in previous decades. here's our environment correspondent, matt mcgrath. while 2018 was an exceptionally warm year across the uk, this new study from the met office suggests that in general britain is now experiencing more warmer days than in the recent past. the report looked at uk weather data from 1961 to 1990, and compared it with the decade between 2008 and 2017. it found that, on average, the hottest day in each year over the recent ten years was 0.8 degrees warmer than during the earlier period. there's been an even bigger change when it comes to cold weather. the chilliest days and nights
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are not quite as biting, with substantial areas of the uk having on average less than one day per year when the temperature is below zero. met office scientists say we might see more of these changes in future. we expect to see an increase in certain types of extreme events, heatwaves and hot spells and warm spells, so i should point out we are particular looking at warm spells here across any time of year. these changes we are observing are consistent with our warming climate, so the uk has warmed byjust under a degree in the last sort of 50 years or so. while 1976 was one of the most significant heatwaves to hit the uk in the past 50 years, longer spells of warmer weather have become more common, essentially doubling over the period of the report. one intriguing aspect of the study concerns what are termed tropical nights, when the mercury stays above 20 celsius. this year, there were two nights in london that went above that mark, but in the 30 years between 1961 and 1990 there were just eight nights that exceeded that temperature.
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climate scientists say the changes in weather we are seeing the uk are down to global warming, keeping in step with the rest of the world. as the world warms, we expect to see more hot stays in summer, more warm nights, the kind of pattern of changes we are seeing, and the uk is warming roughly in line with the global average, so we will see these changes reflecting what's going on in the world as a whole. while the report details changes that scientists have recorded, do theirfindings chime with the experience of the public? it's getting out of hand. it's getting a lot hotter than it should be, really. and... well, especially when they are turning round and say it's hotter in the uk than in spain. i'm fortunate to live in a house that's quite cold, but i purchased a fan over the summer and all the windows are open, all the doors, and enjoyed the heat. it was great. it's not all about heat. the report also found that extremely wet days have increased by 17%. this could have significant implications for flooding
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across the uk in years to come. and mattjoins me now. a lot of people will be quite alarmed about what the met office is saying, and are these patterns set to continue? it seems so. it says that these are the patterns that are being collected in the data, and this is the clear fingerprint of the manatee make use of fossil fuels, and the warming part. —— humanity's used up the met office saying we should look at that here, and it's not all great news in terms of tropical nights. those are the nights where it is beyond 20 degrees. essentially they are the ones that can do the most damage for elderly people who do not get any respect during heat waves. thank you very much indeed matt. police have begun a criminal
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investigation into allegations of anti—semitic hate crime within the labour party. it comes after the lbc radio station passed an internal labour party dossier to cressida dick, commissoner of the metropolitan police. our political correspondent ben wright reports. he must have hoped this row had gone away. any response at all about the police investigation? good morning, how nice to see you. do you think... good morning, how nice to see you, goodbye. but after the metropolitan police was given a leaked labour party dossier detailing 45 cases of alleged anti—semitic hate crimes linked to labour party members, scotland yard is now investigating. we have been assessing some material which was passed in fact to me in a radio studio, of all things, about two months ago. and we are now investigating some of that material, because it appears there may have been crime committed. the met is not investigating the labour party itself,
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but examples of online anti—semitic abuse that may constitute hate crime. and the police is consulting the crown prosecution service. during the summer, labour was engulfed in a dispute about its handling of anti—semitism. in september, the party's ruling body eventually agreed to adopt in full an international definition of anti—semitism, and jeremy corbyn told his party conference later that month he wanted an end to the dispute. the row over anti—semitism has caused immense hurt and anxiety in thejewish community, and great dismay in the labour party. i say this to all in the jewish community... we are your ally. applause. today labour's deputy leader said anti—semitism had to be rooted out of the party. we have anti—semitism in the labour party, we've improved our measures to deal with it. i don't want any anti—semite in my party and we want them out, and if they're guilty of hate crime we want them investigated and convicted too. but we need to see the facts. what had been an internal labour party investigation is now a police matter, and the problem
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of anti—semitism is not going away. ben wright, bbc news, westminster. our political correspondent chris mason is in westminster... i think the really striking thing here is that this whole row simply isn't going away. the labour party can't shake it off. it was the dominating political row of the summer, and it was loud and persistent. it was able to be heard above the noise of brexit. this news today from the metropolitan police commissioner says that it has not gone away yet. and a challenge for a party that has done its best in recent months to try and solve this, we saw recent months to try and solve this, we saneremy corbin say at the party conference on a couple of weeks ago, but with an ever—expanding party with more than half a million members, then they can keep an eye on what everyone of
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their members or supporters are doing, and while police emphasise this isn't an investigation into the party, it's more an investigation into the dusty air. it's something that begs questions for the party leadership. not least, from margaret hodge who isjewish and particularly upset. it's very important that the police are now investigating this properly, but the labour party should referreed the cases to the police, particularly in the wake ofjo cox murder. i think they have a duty of care to their members when there are allegations for hate crimes. as a jewish labour mp and an immigrant, it feels, i've never felt like this before. i have always felt that the labour party was the natural home for dues, and for immigrants, and are now concerned i look the other way and i look behind me. there is a sort of feeling of fear
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about them. it's very important that the police are now investigating this properly. the labour party should ever for the cases to the police, and then secondly, the broader ramifications in terms of peoples perceptions of the labour party. if the proportion of people in the uk asa the proportion of people in the uk as a whole who arejewish is pretty small, but this kind of thing, and this constant accusation that is being leveled at the party, the these questions simply do not help these questions simply do not help the party, not least because they drowned out a chance for the party leadership to talk about other things. thank you very much indeed. the brexit secretary dominic raab has visited northern ireland for talks with polticians
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and business leaders. the dup leader arlene foster said she hoped a deal on the deadlocked irish border question was close, but sinn fein accused mr raab of making a "flying visit" and acting like a thief in the night by not listening to the concerns of people living on the border. mr raab said he remained confident of getting a good deal. our ireland correspondent chris page is at stormont for us. yes, northern ireland is at the short end of brexit, because this is the new party of the uk that has a border with another eu state, and the future of that border has become the future of that border has become the biggest sticking point in the brexit talks, in particular at the backstop or guaranteed that there will be any new controls on the border under any circumstances. one of the questions is if order controls are avoided well, will made checks and goods between northern ireland and the rest of the uk, so that the government says will be the
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on acceptable. here's what donovan rapp at to say. look we've, we are engaged in the negotiation process, we have made it very clear that whether it's the customs regime for the uk as a whole, or the wider economic integerity for the uk as a whole, we will not allow any proposals to be accepted that would jeapordize that, and that's the crucial thing here. of course we want to remain frictionless trade with our eu partners, but the internal market within the uk is absolutely crucial too. they are not binary choices, we also want to enhance and increase opportuties for global trade, that are good for the uk and good for northern ireland too. gave regularly checks on goods crossing, but he did try to strike a very positive note saying he was very positive note saying he was very confident that they could get a deal to work for them, including this part of the uk. the government
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port of entry allies, to get democratic unionist spoke after meeting mr rabb, their leader arlene foster underlined that for them, they cannot accept anything that places trade barriers between northern ireland and wales. she said that would be an economic catastrophe for northern ireland. sinn fein particularly critical of the brexit secretary, and they are passionately opposed to brexit. marilyn mcdonald accused mr rabb of becoming like a thief in the night saying the tories seem to visit the support of the uk undercover without so, she said that the meeting with mr rabb was direct, and there had to bea mr rabb was direct, and there had to be a backstop, exactly what that backstop will look like is still unclear at this moment. they very much chris page. let's get some context to this from our reality check correspondent chris morris. so, as you can hear, the irish
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border question remaining the key stumbling block and these brexit talks. this issue of the backstop in particular. yes we hearfrom talks. this issue of the backstop in particular. yes we hear from the backstop here and in the negotiations which have been taking place quietly behind the scenes in brussels over the past few days, the most difficult issues i think is customs rules in particular in maryland and northern ireland. so for the last two weeks the temporary uk wide custom unions, and notjust a customs union for northern ireland, but for the whole of the uk. that would mean no customs checks between northern ireland and the republic of ireland, but no customs checks between the ioc between northern ireland and great britain. so the negotiation is basically boiling down to what can you say in the withdrawal agreement thatis you say in the withdrawal agreement that is being negotiated at the moment and legally binding language
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to say we are definitely going to have this temporary customs union in the future. the more detailed you can put in, the more guarantee you can put in, the more guarantee you can say this is actually going to happen, then the less likely you will have to fall back on the northern ireland, the only backstop that the uk saying. all of these negotiations that are going on behind the scenes possibly as we speak. what are the chances in the deal in the coming weeks? both sides wa nt deal in the coming weeks? both sides want it, and i think progress has been made, but eventually there are pitfalls as well. one of the problems is if you are going to call ita problems is if you are going to call it a temporary customs union, than the uk says it has to be time limited. the eu says it cannot be time—limited. the search is on for some mechanism for the uk to say there is a weight to extricate ourselves from this, but at the same time that you'd say, our promise the backstop operates under all circumstances still holds. there are
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other issues and stop phishing is an issue that come up from time to time. if there is a debris caution issue, that it would give the uk eight fish produces the access to the eq eight fish produces the access to the e0 market. it becomes more and more, get it. and of course even if you can do a deal, there is a problem with what happens here in oui’ problem with what happens here in our parliament. there is it going to bea our parliament. there is it going to be a vote in the european parliament in westminster parliament that, and if talked anyone in westminster, they simply do not know the numbers as to what the deal to get the apartment is. if there is a long—term deal that gives the irish border, then the entire backstop debate starts the following? if there is a long—term trade deal that creates specialist trade, then the backstop becomes irrelevant, but the problem with frictionless trade is it can't be broadly frictionless, it cannot be frictionless as possible. it has to be freshened list. ——
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frictionless full stop. the only way they can see it to get genuinely frictionless trade is for the entire uk or northern ireland to stay in the single market in the customs union. the context is back to where we started. the premise or has ruled out that upson, and brexit supporters are very unhappy about that and that is the long—term element in the room. if they agree ona element in the room. if they agree on a temporary customs union, could it become so problematic that it can become the permanent solution? chris mars, thank you very much indeed. now the latest headlines from bbc news. the uk says there have been facing more weather extremes over the last ten years because of global warming. police launch a criminal inquiry into allegations of anti—semitic hate crimes within the labour party. a paraplegic man sues luton airport
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after claims that he was forced to drag himself through the terminal building, because staff failed to provide him with a self—propelling wheelchair and in sport, believes scotland has a major problem with anti—irish racism and secretary and those of him, his words, after he was struck bya him, his words, after he was struck by a point during the edinburghjury on wednesday. former arsenal striker nicky bender has been jailed for 50 days after being found guilty of assaulting a taxi driver in copenhagen. he will appeal the verdict. but in match narrowly mist out a third consecutive title at the world championships. he nearly took silver. simone weill start again become in the first 13 time world champion with gold and the vault. i will be back with more on those stories just after half past. thank you hugh. a paraplegic man is suing
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luton airport after staff there failed to provide him with a wheelchair that he could wheel himself. justin levene said the rigid wheelchair he was offered could have given him pressure sores, and would also have compromised his independence. his own chair was left behind on a flight and so he felt he had no option, but to drag himself through the airport along the floor. welljustin is here in the studio with me and i'll be talking to him in a moment, but first let's get this report from our legal correspondent clive coleman. what could have led to this? justin levine a paraplegic dragging himself through luton airport after his wheelchair was left behind by an airline. age 20, justin herniated a disc, and an operation went wrong. but it hasn't held him back. he has become an international wheelchair athlete, trainer, and mentor to disabled athletes. in august of last year,
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justin arrived back on a flight to luton airport. stranded without his self propelling wheelchair, the airport offered him a rigid chair which needed to be pushed someone else. i've worked very hard to maintain my independence, and one of the biggest problems i've had was if i do not have my wheelchair my legs will be taken away for me. all of my independence is gone. i don't like to be in one of those chairs, and it made me feel humiliated. if you are in one of those chairs and at the risk of being strapped down, i would not have been able to move myself. pressure sores can be very common, and he wanted to be transported by buggy, but the airport did not have one. at the heart of this dispute isjustin's claim that the airport was leaving him one
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viable option to haul himself along these floors for hundreds of yards, denying him both his independence, and his dignity. once outside the terminal, justin used a luggage trolley to wheel himself to his taxi. his own wheelchair was returned a day later. in a statement, luton airport said our teams worked hard to find a solution, offering mr levine an assisted wheelchair as a replacement. mr levine declined offers to help as he deemed them unacceptable. we are satisfied that our agents inspected all the good in difficult circumstances. a significant number of international and uk airports do provide self propelling wheelchairs. paralympian anne who is also faced
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problems at airports, understand justin levine's actions. i feel like my independence is being taken away, and as a disabled person, we are still in charge of the type of people we want to be. the people that want to be pushed around, for people to feel sorry for us? no. justin levine's story is at the cutting edge for thinking about issues. is it enough for service providers like airports to give some assistance, even if what they offered denies the disabled person and their independence. and justin levene is with me now. thanks for being with us. first of all let's put to you what limited airport said, that they did everything they could in difficult circumstances. what is your response to that? i do not understand how thatis to that? i do not understand how that is a reasonable swans, and it's the only airport that i have only been to that there has not been a self—propelled wheelchair for
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someone to use, and even if you take a look at the situation, than what would have with since i got home? wittig and have someone come to my house and push me around. as that report made clear, they did offer you a wheelchair, but not a wheelchair that was suitable. could you explain why you did not think it was suitable? the most important thing for me is my independence. to ta ke thing for me is my independence. to take away my wheelchair, or to take away a self—propelled wheelchair which i can use myself, it takes all of my rights as a human being. and to give me one of the rigid chairs would have had implications for pressure sores, and various other problems that could have occurred. what are the wider implications of this, because it seems like places like luton airport maybe have improve what they are offering, but at the same time it is not good enough. i still question what those
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improvements are, because i have not seen any improvements at luton airport after being there. other airports have all of the facilities, whether it's motorised buggies, or self—propelled chairs, but at luton airport they have not done that. you think this is a problem specific to luton airport? but what about, generally other airports, railway stations, is trouble getting easier for disabled people, what more needs to be done? there need to be appropriate facilities, they should be appropriate changing facilities, disabled toilets, budgeting places to live in samoa with any kind of impairment whether it's intellectual, physical, soap those area intellectual, physical, soap those are a long way to go for us to have equal standard for our able—bodied comrades. you said this was about not just access, its comrades. you said this was about notjust access, its about dignity, independence, isn't it? yes it's all about independence. it's a fight that has a long way to go in your
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opinion. one of the biggest barriers is one something like this happens, people do not know how this can happen. they worry about what will happen. they worry about what will happen or they have fears about going public with this, or they do not have the cost and watch a legal case, which is why it's important that people speak up, and bring the sort of cases to light, so other people can have the confidence that they can forward. thank you very much indeed just then, and good luck. —— justin. in china, an argument between a bus driver and one of his passengers has had disastrous consequences. security camera footage showed the driver being hit by a woman when he refused to stop the bus in chongching, in the south west of the country. the driver then lost control of the bus and it plunged 200 hundred feet into the yangtze river. it's feared all 15 people on board were killed. from china, our correspondent stephen mcdonnell reports, and a warning you may find some of the footage upsetting. a passenger fighting with a driver
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in south—western china has led to a tragic accident with all on board thought to have been killed. she became angry when he wouldn't stop and started attacking him, hitting the driver in the head with her phone. the bus swerved, struck an oncoming car, burst through a guard rail and plunged into the yangtze river. there were 15 people on the bus including the driver. 13 bodies have been recovered, but there are not expected to be any survivors. the yangtze's powerful currents and poor visibility have hampered efforts by diving teams to find the last two passengers. police in chongqing investigating the incident from last sunday released video footage from the black box recorder. it has shocked many in china who, while used to seeing outbursts in public, are not accustomed to them leading to such a terrible result. steven mcdonnell, bbc news, beijing. now for some other stories making
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the news around the uk downing street says an official report into the events leading up to amber rudd's resignation as home secretary has raised some difficult and important issues". ms rudd said the report, which found she'd been let down by civil servants, showed that areas of the home office didn't have a grip on immigration policy. sony has said that that two members of its catering staff were involved in a fight and stabbing at its headquarters in central london. armed officers were called to the offices this morning. two people were taken to hospital and treated for non—life threatening injuries. a man has been arrested. the man suspected of murdering missing estate agent suzy lamplugh says he hopes a police search of his mother's former garden will end speculation. police have been searching a property once owned byjohn cannan's mother in sutton coldfield since monday. mr cannan has reiterated his denial that he killed the estate agent
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who went missing 32 years ago. time for a look at the weather, with darren. that's very much indeed been, after a cold and frosty start it was a lovely day, there will be sunshine this weekend, but we are seeing the weather changes. clouds streaming in across the atlantic, and we will get rain across northern ireland pushing its way into the irish sea, and the winds will be picking up as well. note towards the south east of england, the winds lighter, with the skies clear, but throughout the whole it's much marvellous that it was last night. this rate is staggering its way across scotland and northern ireland. gales through the irish sea, with rain coming into the irish sea, with rain coming into the western fringes of england and wales, but as you head further east across england, it should be dry with sunshine. when ds, but mild
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with sunshine. when ds, but mild with temperatures between 13 and 50 degrees. not as windy on a sunday, and not much to report, but winds could come from the southwest. the commission signed in northern ireland, and sunshine across the south east and east anglia where here it should be a pretty good weekend. follow the story, whatever you're what ever you are. you can follow every moment in depth with bbc news. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines: a met office report says we've experienced more weather extremes in the last ten years than in any previous decades. the study says the hottest days have become hotter, while the coldest days are not at as cold as they were. these changes are consistent with ourwarming these changes are consistent with our warming climate. the uk has
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warmed by just our warming climate. the uk has warmed byjust under a degree in the last 50 years or so. police launch a criminal inquiry into allegations of anti—semitic hate crimes by members of the labour party. a paraplegic man sues luton airport after claims that he was forced to drag himself through the terminal building because staff failed to provide him with a self—propelling wheelchair. brexit secretary dominic raab holds talks with politicians and business leaders in northern ireland. the democratic unionists say they hope a deal is close, but sinn fein accuse mr raab of being no more than a ‘day tripper‘. now the sport with hugh. hibs manager neil lennon may reconsider his positrion at the club due to the sectarian abuse he receives from football fans in scotland. it was reflected in one of the incidents that marred
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wednesday's edinburgh derby when he was struck by a coin after celebrating a disallowed hearts goal near the end of the game. as an irish catholic with ties to celtic, lennon believes he's singled for sectarian abuse. he says that an effigy of him being hanged was put up outside tynecastle and he's put up with it for long enough. i have been subjected to this for 18 yea rs. i have been subjected to this for 18 years. i'm a7. i'm fed up with it. i'm the manager of hibs now. and i'm still getting it. in the derby. whether that is an isolated incident is sectarian motivated or not, that effigy outside the ground before the game for me is sectarian, or racist or whatever you want to call it. former arsenal striker nicklas bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in prison for assaulting a taxi driver. bendtner broke the driver's jaw following a night out in copenhagen in september. the court was shown a video from inside the cab of the incident. the 30—year—old, who now plays for norwegian side rosenborg, has appealed the sentence. manchester city midfielder
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kevin du bruyne has been ruled out for around six weeks after injuring knee ligaments in yesterday's league cup win over fulham. it was just his second start having already spent two months on the sidelines at the start of the season following an injury to his right knee. he had to be substituted late on in the game after defender timothy fosu—mensah landed heavily on his left knee. spurs boss mauricio pochettino says he ‘wants to feel the glory‘ with tottenahm amid rumours linking him with the real madrid job. pochettino spoke about his frustrations last week and is known to be a favourite of the real president but he spoke for nearly six minutes about his hopes for spurs. when i arrived to tottenham, the first video that i think daniel showed me or the people is showed me
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is tottenham hot spurs we are talking about the glory. when i watched that video from 196 it is a very emotional video, but it would be fantastic too do it for our fans and for that people to repeat here again with tottenham. olympic champion max whitlock narrowly missed out on gold at the world gymnastics championships in doha, finishing second in the pommel horse event. he was hoping to become the first british gymnast to win three consecutive world titles, but missed out by the smallest of margins, to take silver. he produced the same score as china's xiao routeng, but produced a lower execution mark. which saw him finish with a medal, but not the colour he would have wanted. the remarkable run of simone biles at thes championships continues. in her first international event since taking a year off after rio, she became the first gymnast to win 13 world titles. she took gold in the vault and followed that up with silver in the uneven bars. it takes her tally to three golds at these championships and she could add to that with two more indicidual events
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to come tomorrow. there's another blow for england with news that manu tualagi is out of tomorrow's first autumn international against south africa with a groin strain. it's the latest in a long line of set backs for the leicester centre, but he should return to training on sunday ahead of next weekend's match with new zealand. head coach eddiejones has brought chris ashton in on the bench with the sale wing now in line to earn his first cap forfour years. we'll have more for you in sportsday at half past six. in a few days' time, millions of voters across the united states will have their biggest say yet on the donald trump's presidency. the midterm elections on tuesday will see americans casting their ballot for members of congress and state governors. the president himself is travelling around the countrying rallying republican support. last night, he was in
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missouri, which is expected to a very tight race. he urged voters to throw out their democratic senator. philippa thomas is in st louis for us. ben, thank you. welcome to st louis, you can see the gate way arch, the gate way to the west. we are in the heart of the country and donald trump is coming here quite a lot. he is spending a lot of time her. —— here. that is largely because of the senate race. there is a democrat in the skweet, but the republicans scent blood and their candidate, josh hawley is saying a vote for him isa josh hawley is saying a vote for him is a vote for donald trump. that is the other key factor, donald trump is still popular here. this is really a race to watch.
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democrat claire mccaskill needs all the help she can get. donald trump secured an easy victory in missouri. although no one here wants to name him, he is still defining the agenda. the very character of our country is on the ballot this time round. we have some doors to knock, we have some phone calls to make... fighting in trump country, mcaskill defines herself as a moderate, not liberal. that may not be enough to save her. we have got to get outside our comfort zone. we have got to talk to people we have never talked to before. which is why this first—time democratic candidate is putting in the hours to get out the vote. hi, there, i'm your democratic candidate for missouri. this voter says she is backing claire mcaskill, but patrice agrees the senator isn't taking
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anything for granted. no she is not and nor should she. she is at this moment in time not a slam dunk for re—election. she has found it matters here to be a candidate conservatives can warm to. i am a gun owner. men love to talk about guns and weapons and i do too. they like to talk about circumstances that i have been involved in as a police officer and i do too. there has been a surge of new voters registering in this county, saint charles, but they don't have to say for which party and canvassing customers at this vintage car dealers i found many still driven by enthusiasm for mr trump. you were also nodding that you think energy is up for the conservatives? i think so and i think that the kavanaugh confirmation had a lot to do with that. where they are are just dragging him through the swamp and the sewers, trying to belittle him,
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the guy was kind of qualified. i agree with trump on some things, some things i don't. he could stay off the twitter a little bit but at least you know how he feels about the subject. mcaskill or hawley? i have to go with hawley. local republican activists are not alone in trying to boost josh hawley‘s chances. isn't it an incredible honour to have president donald trump in missouri? it's amazing. the president will be back on monday, making this his last stop before election day, confident that he has the power to help republicans harvest those final, vital votes. now, there is a big question about how many of those votes will be female votes. there is a reason to call this the year of the women in that a lot more women than usual have put themselves forward as
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candidates for office and some are democrats are saying they have been driven to it, because of their aversion to donald trump. i'm going to ta ke aversion to donald trump. i'm going to take you south to tennessee where my colleague has got to as he moves across the nation. he has been asking how women feel about donald trump. memphis might call itself home to the blues and the birthplace of rock'n'roll but there's not much harmony here thanks to america's mid—term elections. # those who've seen us # knows there's not a thing to come between us...# the singing frazier sisters are proud republicans in tennessee, a state which has become an unexpected battle ground and following some of the controversial comments made by donald trump about women, female voters are having to consider whether he is the man for them. i think a lot of the women who don't like him are not
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hearing what i'm hearing. maybe he is just kind of too aggressive for them or something. the allegations about affairs, the comments about where he might grab some women. those are things that...that aren't really presidential, are they? they're not, but he wasn't the president then and, you know, i feel like he's not being respected for what he has accomplished. but polls that suggest that many women aren't impressed by donald trump are clearly playing on his mind. we did very well with women. trump calls women beautiful. you're beautiful, you are beautiful, beautiful. i think women like me more now than they did two years ago. not every woman is prepared to return those compliments. i guess as a businessman he's good for the country but he's very
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disrespectful and i think he's kind of like a loose cannon. he will call women fat, ugly, use really demeaning words. a woman has never represented tennessee in the us senate but that could change this time around. the republican candidate is female and in a straight fight between a man and a woman, you might expect female voters to fall in behind her, but it's not that simple, and that's because there's a little bad blood. the singer taylor swift blasted marsha blackburn over her voting record on minority and women's rights. as a result, she says she's fighting for the democrats and their male candidate, phil bredesen. it's not about the fact that she is a woman, it's really about the policies so we are looking for women's candidates who would advocate for equality and the fact that they happen to be a woman is sort of an added benefit, they are going to bring
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an extra perspective, their unique perspective. there has been a lot of noise during this election campaign. only next week will it become clear who america's voters have been listening to. that is chris buckler in memphis and ben, we have reached the final days and it is time to get out the vote. one of big questions is how many voters are turned off by donald trump as opposed to how many are tuning into him. maybe part of getting the vote out is the confirmation that the united states is reimposing sanctions on iran. donald trump has been tweeting about it. a bit like the trailer for a tv show. yes, this tweet he put up, the picture with his game of thrones
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style poster. he is so clever about just taking hold of the agenda or timing his announcements. the announcement is clear. but this is a big deal. this is for the us the end of the release from sanctions that iran was given when it struck the international deal when it said we will stop our nuclear ambitions if you help us with our economy. donald trump is saying i see iran as a rogue nation. he is counting on voters to reward him and his candidates for doing that. thank you much. the headlines on bbc news... a stark warning from the met office — the uk has faced more weather extremes over the last ten years due to global warming. police launch a criminal inquiry into allegations
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of anti—semitic hate crimes within the labour party. a paraplegic man sues luton airport after claims that he was forced to drag himself through the terminal building because staff failed to provide him with a self—propelling wheelchair. now on bbc news a look ahead to sportsday at 6.30 tonight. coming up we will look ahead to the start of the autumn internationals this weekend. some bad news for an injury hit england side with one player missing the clash at twickenham. we will have all the latest from the england camp and it isa latest from the england camp and it is a big weekend in rugby league as england look to complete a second successive series win over new zealand and we will hear from the
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