this is bbc news. the headlines... seven children have been injured after a fairground ride collapsed ahead of a fireworks display in woking. a minute's silence from leicester city's players, away to cardiff, remembering the club chairman, who was among the dead. in bangkok, a week—long buddhist funeral is underway at a royal temple to honour the billionaire businessman and owner of leicester city football club, vichai srivaddhanaprabha. and in the united states, donald trump is on the campaign trailagain. with just days to go before the midterm elections, the president arrives in montana, trying to boost republican votes. and at 10:30pm and again at 11:30pm we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with the economist ruth lea and playwright and columnist bonnie greer. good evening.
seven children are being treated for "potentially serious" injuries after a fairground ride collapsed ahead of a fireworks display in woking. air ambulance crews have transferred some of the children to major trauma centres in london. the fireworks display has been cancelled and people have been told to return home. on the line is oliver trimble who was at the fireworks display. what can you tell us about what happened? i would have to start by saying that obviously all my thoughts are with the children and the families affected by tonight, it isa the families affected by tonight, it is a horrendous incident and accompanied it is happening. i was waiting to watch the fireworks and
at about ten to eight, as we were waiting on an announcement went out across the tannoy saying that a major incident had occurred and eve ryo ne major incident had occurred and everyone had to evacuate. i went back through the fairground area where the incident at happened and i saw some of the aftermath which was people being treated for injuries. it is quite a horrendous sight to see. i'm sure. initial reports from police suggested a helter—skelter collapsed they clarified and we can see some photos we are showing viewers and the suggestion was it was a huge inflatable slide that had come down or children had fallen off the top. i can't confirm what ride it was, i did not see that. as i was leaving, the slide i believe you are referencing was still standing, it was not in a collapsed state but i
cannot say which ride actually collapsed unfortunately. it sounds like the decision to evacuate and the appearance of the emergency services was very quick and organised. yes, they were absolutely fantastic. within minutes the whole site was evacuated and they were on the scene very quickly. everything was very orderly and i cannot fault the emergency services, it was a fantastic response. there was an air ambulance at the scene within five minutes. in terms of the scale of the event, whether a lot of people there? yes, it is one of the biggest events of the year in woking. it is a great display and thousands of people come. it was a big event with thousands of people there. how quickly and efficiently were people able to leave and get out of the way of the emergency services? we were told within minutes of the incident
occurring that we had to exit via all available exits. there were many stewards on hand to help with the evacuation. i think people realised the seriousness of the situation and reacted very calmly and walked out as quickly as they could. it was very organised, the emergency services had this had been nearly a bent because it is such a big event and they were on the scene as people we re and they were on the scene as people were evacuating —— a really big event. it is good of you to make time to speak to us, i know very serious issue. oliver was at that eventin serious issue. oliver was at that event in working wet seven children have suffered potentially serious injuries after the collapse of a fairground right. leicester city players and thousands of supporters have observed a minute's silence in cardiff for its chairman, vichai srivaddhanaprabha, and four others who died in a helicopter crash last week. it was the team's first game since the tragedy, and they went on to win 1—0.
leicester's players were joined by their coaching staff on the centre circle for the moment of silence. we'll have a full report on that story in a few minutes' time when viewers on bbc one join us. before that, just days before crucial midterm elections, president trump is continuing to crisscross the united states visiting crucial states for the republicans. on tuesday, millions of americans will cast their ballots in contests for seats in both chambers of congress, alongside dozens of state governor battles. the democrats are cautiously optimistic of their chances of winning control of the house of representatives, which would have a big impact on the course of donald trump's term in office. speaking at a rally in montana, the president was keen to highlight what he sees as a booming economy. this is one of the most important elections of our entire lives. this election will decide whether we build on the extraordinary prosperity that we have achieved or whether we let the radical
democrats take control of congress and take a giant wrecking ball to our economy and to the future of our nation. america now has the best economy in the history of our country. can you believe this? right? i said it was going to happen, ijust didn't know it was going to happen this fast. it has happened fast. i've been discussing the importance of president trump's economic success with daniel lippman from politico's washington playbook. the economy is doing very well in the us. it is the same number ofjobs that was created under the last couple of years of obama so it is not like he had increased it that much but people are feeling good. the problem for trump is that he talks about immigration and other divisive issues so much in his other speeches that he really drowns out his message on economics.
even paul ryan's senior advisers have tweeted that nobody is actually talking about the economy and why can't trump just stay on message? presumably president trump would think he has a ready audience in his message on immigration, talking a lot about the mexican border and feeling he has ears willing to hear what he has to say and possible votes to win. that is true, but when you are running for re—election, for a lot of those house and senate candidates, they don't want it to just be about immigration because that is an issue that only appeals to trump's base. a lot of the moderate voters are turned off by it. it also gets many hispanics and many democrats to the polls, a lot of young people who are more pro—immigration than older americans. so, when you hear rhetoric that people think is racist, when you talk about if the military or the border patrol are going
to shoot people on the border, that gets more democrats out there and so you cannot just have your base, you have to build out and have a more moderate. in terms of getting people out to vote, we have seen barack obama coming out of what some might say is quite a reclusive state to complain and say to people that they have to get out and vote. is turnout going to be an issue? i think that is always the issue in midterms, getting young people and others out of their houses and their dorm rooms and apartments and getting them to the polls and making them realise, remember last time in 2016 when you did not vote for hillary clinton, you thought she had clinched the election? it turns out that was not true. so they are really emphasising that, if you want to have a check on trump, if you want to have a branch of the government that will hold him accountable
and investigate his cabinet members and his hotel business and foreign business interests, then you need to elect democrats to provide that check. that is kind of the message that obama is saying. he raised the issue of trump's cellphone. foreign powers are listening in, like china and russia, and trump's advisers have told him that and he still uses that phone. fans and players remember those killed
in a helicopter crash outside leicester city football club a week ago. a minute's silence from leicester city's players, away to cardiff, remembering the club chairman, who was among the dead. that was a tough game, notjust on the pitch but, ithink, mentally. i'm immensely proud of this team. i'm immensely proud of this club. the way everybody has handled themselves has been unbelievable. seven children have been injured after a fairground slide collapses in woking. arron banks returns to the uk as police investigate his multi—million pound donations backing brexit. is it coming round? not quite. england edge south africa at twickenham in a nail—biter as rugby's autumn internationals get underway. good evening.
football fans and players around the country observed one minute's silence today in memory of the five people who died in a helicopter crash near leicester city's stadium exactly a week ago. the leicester team was given the option of postponing its first game since the accident, away to cardiff today, but agreed to play, winning i—o. members of the squad are now preparing to fly to thailand for the funeral of the club's chairman, vichai srivaddhanaprabha, who was among the dead. from cardiff, here'sjoe wilson. saturday afternoon, going to the game. nothing could appear so normal. except for leicester city right now, nothing is normal. there is consolation in a familiar routine, familiar faces. and everywhere still was the image
and the memory of the man whose investment made leicester champions. all our thoughts are obviously still with the family. the funeral is today and we've just come to support the boys because i think leicester has been through a tough week and we just want to show our love and support for leicester and the leicester team. the coach bringing the leicester team to cardiff stadium this afternoon was applauded by supporters from both sides. what happened last weekend in leicester has touched football as a sport, as a community. in cardiff's matchday programme, a tribute to vichai srivaddhanaprabha. around the ground, supporters voicing their own. this is no ordinary football match. of course, it is there to win. but i think, going back to his memory, look, you know what, he became one of us. inside the stadium, all those who died were honoured. and every travelling member of leicester city's staff and squad
joined the minute's silence. these expressions don't need words. for the same man, a different ritual was unfolding in thailand. a royal temple for the funeral of vichai srivaddhanaprabha. an elaborate ceremony. in his home country he may have been perceived differently, as a skilled businessman. but a private person successful at making political connections. the rituals there will continue and leicester players will attend. two very different cultures connected by football. many leicester supporters talked to me here about their owner's legacy. a legacy which belongs in football grounds near and far. of course, it matters to fans that leicester city won a close competitive match here this afternoon. but beyond that, today's game proves that leicester city football club remain, after everything that's happened, just that.
a club proudly playing football. that was a tough game. notjust on the pitch but, i think, mentally it was a tough game for all of us. you know, i think there's a lot of exhausted people in their now. but yeah, i'm immensely proud of this team, i'm immensely proud of this club. the way everybody has handled themselves has been unbelievable. remember, leicester city's triumph was built on a bond between players, supporters and owner. and after we week of despair, that bond remains. maybe it's actually deeper than ever. joe wilson, bbc news, cardiff. seven children have been injured, after an inflatable slide collapsed before a fireworks display in woking. air ambulance crews have transported some of the victims to major trauma centres in london. our correspondent, sophie long, is here. what we know about this? thousands
gathered in working for the annual fireworks display, a very popular event and before that was to get under way at eight o'clock there was a tannoy asking people to leave. eyewitnesses told me that within five minutes of that the air ambulance was circling over head underfire ambulance was circling over head under fire crews in situ. ambulance was circling over head underfire crews in situ. we know seven children have been treated and six of those for what have been described as potentially serious injuries. south east coast ambulance service said they have been transported to major trauma centres in reported this was the helter—skelter but had collapsed but we know it was a giant inflatable slide and one man was there with his children and said he would not let his five—year—old get on because it looked dangerous and they said there we re looked dangerous and they said there were at least 20 or 30 children on this at once and what appears to have happened is the slide either collapsed or partially collapsed and
a number of children fell quite some height to the ground. thank you, sophie long. the irish prime minister has warned that brexit is undermining 20 years of peace in northern ireland and is fraying relationships with britain. in an interview with the broadcaster rte, leo varadkar said brexit was also pulling britain and ireland apart. negotiations for the uk's departure from the europoean union have stalled over how to avoid the return of a hard border between the republic and the north. the businessman arron banks has returned to the uk as he faces allegations that multi—million pound donations he made to groups backing brexit may have broken electoral law. mr banks denies any wrongdoing, insisting the money was his. but the national crime agency is investigating whether the donations came from "impermissible sources". manveen rana's report contains flash photography. arron banks was in bermuda when the news broke that he was facing a criminal investigation. as he landed at gatwick airport this morning, it seemed the holiday
was definitely over. will you be showing us your accounts? us where the money comes from? the man behind one of the biggest political donations in british history is now being investigated by the national crime agency to determine the true source of his pro—brexit funding. arron banks supported the campaign through a series of loans. he maintains the £8 million he provided came through his uk—based company, rock services. however, the electoral commission suspects the money came from the parent company, rock holdings, registered in the isle of man, making it an illegal source of funds under electoral law. that's not the commission's only concern. they also question whether mr banks is actually the true source of the money he provided for the brexit campaign. he denies any wrongdoing and insisted that no money had come from russia. well, it just hasn't. the money came from me. we're going to cooperate with the nca and they'll have
visibility to the entire accounts, won't they? mr banks, why won't you show the electoral commission your rock holdings accounts? goodbye! despite a year—long investigation and a grilling by a commottee of mps, arron banks has failed to show the authorities accounts for his isle of man company, rock holdings. although he now claims he will. with a criminal investigation underway, mr banks faces many more months of difficult questions. manveen rana, bbc news. and arron banks will be interviewed tomorrow morning by andrew marr on bbc one at 10am. let's take a look at some of the day's other top stories. more than 70 business leaders have backed calls for another brexit referendum, warning that potential trade barriers would be bad for business and bad for working people. the signatories include the chief executive of waterstones, james daunt, and the former chief executive of sainsburys, justin king. a rally demanding a fresh
referendum, drew an estimated half a million people in central london last month. the husband of aseeah bibi, the christian woman in pakistan whose blasphemy conviction has just been overturned, has appealed for them to be granted asylum in britain. ms bibi was released from jail this week, much to the anger of islamists, who launched three days of violent protests. the demonstrations only ended after the authorities agreed to bar ms bibi from ever leaving pakistan. the success of ivf has caused a drop in the number of children being adopted, according to the organisation that represents children in care. in the last a0 years, adoptions in england and wales have fallen by 62% as the ivf success rate for women under 35 has nearly tripled. the children and family court advisory and support service also says the adoption process takes too long. the radio presenter paul gambaccini has received a payout from the crown prosecution service
over the way it handled unfounded historical sex abuse allegations against him. he was arrested in 2013 after claims he sexually assaulted two teenage boys in the early 1980s. he's always denied the allegations, calling them "completely fictitious" and he spent a year on bail before the case was dropped. here's frankie mccamley. arriving at the bbc studios in central london this morning to host his radio 2 show, pick of the pops, paul gambaccini declined to comment. the veteran broadcaster, known as the professor of pop, has been paid an undisclosed sum by the crown prosecution service over unfounded allegations of historical sex offences. in a statement, a cps spokesperson said... we have reached an agreement without admission of liability. the 69—year—old, in an interview with the daily mail, talked about how his life had been turned upside down following his arrest, claiming... all these organisations i'd supported just ghosted me, and praised his husband,
saying, he saved my life. i don't want to imagine what it would have been like not having a loving spouse through all of this. mr gambaccini was arrested following allegations he had sexually abused two boys in the 1970s and ‘80s — claims he said were fictitious. the cps dropped the case and wrongly suggested his accusers were underage. mr gambaccini began legal action whilst calling for changes in the law. if we are to have a just society, we must have anonymity before charge. because what we had during this recent five years was anybody could make an accusation against anybody, whether they knew them or not, and would get publicised. since the cps announcement, the bbc has released a statement to say paul is valued and appreciated. that is why he presents two much—loved shows. frankie mccamley, bbc news. with all the sport now, here's karthi gna nasegaram at the bbc sport centre.
thank you, clive. england, scotland, wales and ireland played their opening autumn international games today with next year's rugby union world cup already in their minds. we'll start with england's victory at twickenham — a dramatic 12 points to 11 win over south africa. patrick gearey reports. picking the posters at twickenham is nearly as tough as picking the team and england's cast of characters is co nsta ntly and england's cast of characters is constantly changing, retired, dropped and injured. in fact, less than half of the squad finished the six nations with england. withjust a year ago “— six nations with england. withjust a year ago —— to go to the world cup, this is not the ideal time to experiment. but experiment they must, so on to twickenham's testing ground came not one but two captains, owen farrell and dylan hartley, power—sharing. as well as co—skipper, farrell was the goalkicker, securing the first points, three all. england spent much of the half defending their
doormat, eventually south africa would find a way through. despite that, england went into the break only two points down but the team talk could not wait for the dressing room. something had to change. and came from the boot of elliot daly, this kick carried 60 metres and carried england into the lead. south africa snatched it back, again england needed a response. overture brad shields, who had not even visited twickenham until yesterday. and still has not needed as far as the try line. south africa would not crack but england forced fractures to give farrell and other within range of paul bird, they stood between english defeat and victory. .. between english defeat and victory... it grazes the outside of the right. relief and england begin autumn with some spring. in a second—half created two or three opportunities where we should have scored and we did not and we scored those tries as result of it being a
bit easier at the end. victory without fluency, england will have mixed conclusions from this all —— not all experiments bring clear results. the inaugural doddie weir cup was won by wales with a 21 points to 10 win over scotland. the former scotland player, who has motor neurone disease, was given an emotional ovation when he brought the trophy out at the millennium stadium. it was wales that lifted the cup in what is their 10th consecutive win over scotland. warren gatland's side play australia next. and in the last few minutes ireland have defeated italy in chicago, winning 5a points to 7. jordan larmour‘s individual effort the pick of the tries. it was his first try for ireland on his first start. it's time to pop out of the room if you're waiting to watch match of the day, which follows soon on bbc one. liverpool are top of the premier league table after their 1—1 draw with arsenal. alexandre lacazette's late equaliser extends arsenal's unbeaten run now to 13 games. tottenham are in third place after a thrilling 3—2 win over wolves. manchester united beat bournemouth 2—i.
there were also wins for leicester, everton, newcastle and west ham. in the scottish premiership, top of the table hearts were thrashed 5—0 by celtic, who are nowjust one point behind in second place. while third placed rangers beat st mirren 2—0. daniel candeias scored with this stunning strike as steven gerrard's side got their second away win of the season. the four time olympic champion simone biles added a gold and a bronze to her tally at the world gymnastics championship in doha to become the first gymnast for over 30 years to win a medal in every discipline in the tournament. the american claimed six medals during the championships — four golds, including today's, for a superb routine on the floor. there's more on the bbc sport website, including novak djokovic beating roger federer to reach the finals of the paris masters and jonny brownlee finishing in third place in the super mix triathlon in mallorca. that's it. from me and the rest of the team,
have a very good night. not a nota dry not a dry weather out there this saturday night but no doubt there have been damp squib is as well because of this catherine wheel of cloud, an area of low pressure of spinning to the north—west of the uk. this particular stripe of cloud has brought wet weather in places during the day and you can see that rain still in place across the central swathe of the country during tonight, sadly scotland, the midlands this is how it looked in the scottish highlands. going through tonight, we can see this stripe of cloud and rain sinking slowly south—eastwards but tending to
fizzle away. the south—east stays clear and a bit chilly but should be frost free. clear spelt in the north—west and generally mild in most areas. tomorrow, this cloud and rain continues to sit in the central pa rt rain continues to sit in the central part of the uk and peps up later in the south—west. further north, much drier in scotland, some spells of sunshine and a scattering of showers in the north—west. quite blustery still, winds up to 50 mph. not as windy elsewhere. up to 13 degrees in glasgow. fine in northern ireland, sunny in much of northern england but a lot of cloud in the midlands, east wells, patchy and persistent wailed in the south—west but for east anglia and the south—east, dry with some spells of sunshine. on sunday evening, the rain turns more persistent and heavy in the south—west. but for many, it will be
dry heading into the evening and on bonfire night itself on monday, a similar story because low pressure is going to focus itself across the western side of the country. this weather front is going to work through on monday, bringing some outbreaks of patchy rain in north and western scotland, northern ireland, west wales and the far south—west. for central and eastern parts, dry with some spells of sunshine and at this stage, temperatures could reach 17 degrees. very mild for this time of year. in the week ahead, it will stay mild, some wind and rain at times but not all the time. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first the headlines. seven children have been injured, after an inflatable slide collapsed before a fireworks display in woking. a minute's silence from leicester city's players, away to cardiff, remembering the club chairman, who was among the dead. in bangkok, a week—long
buddhist funeral is underway at a royal temple, to honour the billionaire businessman and owner of leicester city football club, vichai srivaddhanaprabha. broadcaster paul gambaccini receives a payout from the crown prosecution service — over its handling of unfounded sexual assault allegations against him.