this is bbc news. i'm rachel schofield. the headlines: a minute's silence from leicester city's players, away to cardiff, remembering the club chairman, who was among the dead. we arejust coming we are just coming to support the boys because i think leicester has been through a tough week and we wa nt to been through a tough week and we want to show our love and support the leicester and the leicester team. 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 eight children have been injured and a major incident declared after an inflatable slide collapsed at a fairground in woking more than 70 business people have written to the sunday times demanding another referendum on brexit and a public vote on whether to accept the terms of the uk's departure from the eu. arron banks returns to the uk, as police investigate his multi—million pound donations,
backing brexit. and at 11:30 we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with the economist, ruth lea and playwright and columnist, bonnie greer. this week on the film review, mark kermodejoins ben brown to discuss the latest cinema and dvd releases, including peterloo, widows and mirai. good evening and welcome to bbc news. 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, veechi srivadanaprabha, 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. we have 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. applause. 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 match day programme,
a tribute to vichai srivaddhanaprabha. around the ground, supporters voicing their own. this is no ordinary foot while match. of course it is there to win, but i think, going back to his memory... do 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 fans in wales talked to me today 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 remains, after everything that has 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 is a lot of exhausted people in there 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. after a week of despair, that bond remains.
and maybe it is actually deeper than ever. joe wilson, bbc news, cardiff. well, earlier i spoke to leicester city fan amy ginetta, who reflected on today's game in cardiff. it has been a very emotional day. there are lots of tributes on the ground. it is a sign that everyone has been touched. it has meant a lot to everybody. in terms of paying tribute, what did you feel about how he wanted the match to unfold and the atmosphere of the cardiff city fans? we wanted everybody out to see
us fans? we wanted everybody out to see us all together, with the t—shirts. a real united club. as if we are family. that is what we wanted to show, we are coming together. it has been hard but we want to carry on his legacy. the win was a fitting tribute, important to have that high point of the match? it was. in the great scheme of what has happened, football almost is an important but it is important to him and the football family and you could see what it meant to the fans when the goal went in. the scenes at the end
we re goal went in. the scenes at the end were heartbreaking but heartwarming in one go. those three points are up for him. you mentioned the scenes at the. it was extraordinary. the players staying on the pitch for a good 15 minutes, it talking to fans. describe what happened 7 good 15 minutes, it talking to fans. describe what happened ?m good 15 minutes, it talking to fans. describe what happened? it seemed like a natural thing to happen. the players are very good every game a coming over. the whole squad was there. everybody came over. sang a lot of the songs. the players were able to touch the badge and shia and cla p able to touch the badge and shia and clap and it was just a moment everybody could share. —— cheer. it was really nice, a nice time to
spend together and you could see how much it meant to the players. supporting them and the boss. a major incident has been declared after eight children were injured when 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 with potentially serious injuries. the fireworks display has been cancelled and people have been told to return home. we can speak now to andy datson who was at the event. he joins me via webcam from woking. thank you for taking time to speak to us. what did you see? was with some friends. we had all passed the slide. inaudible. we did not make
trouble he renewed because of the connection. we will have to try and see if we could get back to you in a moment ‘s because we cannot hear what you are saying. thank you very much indeed. apologies for that. we will try to get andy back on a clearer line. more than 70 business people have written to the sunday times demanding another referendum on brexit. the letter has been coordinated by the people's vote campaign, which is pressing for the public to be given a say on whether to accept the terms of the uk's departure from the european union. in the letter the signatories say... our political correspondent chris mason has been explaining the significance of the letter.
i think it is one of those things that was inevitable at this stage in the process. a lot of the signatories here are long—standing opponents of brexit and they are restating that opposition. that is not to undermine the significance of what they are saying. they said, i spoke to one tonight, james daunt, the chief executive of waterstones, and he says he gets that many people will have been motivated to vote leave for non—economic reasons, the whole argument around sovereignty and where power lies, but, in his view and in his experience running the book shop that he is the boss of, it has had definite economic consequences so far. he talks about the uncertainty that is putting people off wanting to spend money but he also talks about what he sees as the danger in the long—term. i asked him, what effect does it have on a guy who's flogging books. and he said, every single book that we sell is printed on paper that is imported. a lot of it relies on the so—called just in time production methods where things happen very quickly and have to get across borders very quickly and so he fears,
on top of the uncertainty that he said he is experiencing as a businessman now, that there is the consequence, he fears, if there is not a brexit deal that keeps trade flowing, that there would be a definite impact on the raw materials that his industry is reliant upon. now, does this change the dial fundamentally? no, i don't think it does. we saw letters of this type including signatories very similar to this three years ago, before the referendum itself. and downing street are saying tonight that their view does not change. they say that there was a people's vote, to use the slogan that the campaign group use, and that was injune 2016 and that there will not be another referendum. nevertheless, the people's vote campaign has been becoming one might save more prominent and they have been campaigning hard. do we know how things stand, as they would say, among the general public aside from these business leaders? you are right about the sort of noise that the people's vote campaign are making.
they know they have this relatively narrow window at the moment to really make their argument. and they are finding every mechanism that they can to articulate that, whether that is letters into national newspapers like the one that will pop up tomorrow or opinion poll work. there is an opinion poll that the people's vote campaign have had conducted for them this weekend which, they say, suggests that there is support, particularly in labour constituencies, for another referendum. and clearly they hope that would put pressure on labour mps tojoin those who have called for another referendum. the roadblock they run up against at the moment is, as i say, the complete opposition of the government and the fact that the labour party, whilst it is toying with the idea of backing another referendum, they say they are ruling nothing out, they are not wholeheartedly endorsing it either. i think what those behind the people's campaign vote are well aware of is that some such is the fluidity of politics at the moment, that
if you were to arrive at a situation where the prime minister came back with a deal that was then rejected by the house of commons, we would be in such an unprecedented situation that perhaps anything would be possible and at that point they would step up this campaign. i think that is one of the reasons why they want to make as much noise as they are making now, because they don't know, none of us know, exactly where we are going to end up within a couple of months. let's return to the fairground incident in surrey where eight children have suffered potentially serious injuries when there was an incident. thank you for staying with us. incident. thank you for staying with us. you are starting to describe this inflatable slide. the people who have not seen the pictures, it isa who have not seen the pictures, it is a very big struck. —— structure.
can you hear me now? this evening i was ina can you hear me now? this evening i was in a fairer and we walked past the slide and we noticed that this seemed to be lot of children on it, in fact, far too many. i went where the fireworks were going to be and i saw, we heard something. it became very obvious at that point what had taken place. it was cordoned off, there were three or four children i could see on the floor. they were
being treated by emergency personnel. then he tannoy came over to ask people to leave, to evacuate as soon as possible, luckily woking park had quite a few exits so we we re park had quite a few exits so we were able to do that. there were at least nine or ten ambulances, dozens and dozens of emergency personnel and dozens of emergency personnel and it was very quickly obvious that the situation was very serious. and it was very quickly obvious that the situation was very seriouslj think the situation was very serious.” think they are ambulances were in attendance as well, is that right? -- air. yes, as we were leaving we saw them andi yes, as we were leaving we saw them and i saw confirmed on twitter that that was the case, in this situation you can completely understand why they would want to get their patients to the trauma centres as quickly as possible. we will leave
it there, a bit of difficulty hearing you, very kind of you to make time for us. the headlines on bbc news: a minute's silence from leicester city's players, away to cardiff, remembering the club chairman, who was among the dead. eight children have been injured and a major incident declared after an inflatable slide collapsed at the woking park fireworks display in surrey. more than 70 business people have written to the sunday times, demanding another referendum on brexit and a public vote on whether to accept the terms of the uk's departure from the eu. sport and for a full round up, here's the bbc sport centre. good evening. away from the emotional scenes in cardiff where leicester played, the big game of the day in the premier league was at the emirates today, where arsenal drew 1—1
with liverpool, who move clear at the top of the table. nick parrott has the details. with manchester city so strong, whoever lost this match could find themselves slipping away in the title race. high—stakes mean high pressure and mistakes. first appeared to come from the officials. sadio mane's goal ruled offside, when replays showed it should have been given. arsenal suffered the same fate, but theirs was more clear—cut. in their new away kit, look —— liverpool looked unfamiliar and it was an unlikely player about the closest. virgil van dijk is yet to score in the league but posed more threatening his politically. arsenal had more possession but liverpool were first to make their scout through james milner, liverpool were first to make their scout throuthames milner, the fact he has never lost a premier league game that he has scored in, boosted the visitors, with virgil van dijk going close. arsenal are a different
proposition under their new manager and set up a thrilling finale thanks to alexandre lacazette. manchester city will probably be happiest with the draw, even though it takes liverpool to the top for at least would for hours. —— body for hours. —— 24 would for hours. —— body for hours. —— 2a hours. tottenham beat wolves 3—2 in the late game, they were 3—0 up thanks to harry kane's goal, but were pegged back to 3—2, two penalties setting up a nervous finish at molineux, as tottenham held on to move into the top four. marcus rashford scored an injury—time winner, as manchester united came from behind to beat bournemouth 2—1. jose mourinho said he was the "luckiest manager in the premier league" at half time, such was his side's poor first half performance, he felt bournmeouth should have had the game wrapped up, before eventually slipping to a narrow defeat. leicester city won their emotional match against cardiff1—0, the goal scored by demarai grey. elsewhere, everton were 3—1 winners over brighton.
richarlison scoring twice for their win in four premier league matches. newcastle united picked up theirfirst win in the premier league, thanks to a second half goal from ayoze perez. west ham beat burnley 4—2. celtic hammered hearts, as first played second in the scottish premiership today. hearts still top of the table by a point. third placed rangers left it late to beat st mirren 2—0. daniel candeias came off the bench to score in the 79th minute with this stunning effort. he was also sent off in extra time after being shown a second yellow, but it was alfredo morelos with the second goal in extra time to give steven gerrard's side only their second away league win of the season. elsewhere, david turnbull gave motherwell their first premiership home win of the season with a 1—0 victory over dundee. mason bloomfield gave 10—man hamilton the win over livingston, while stjohnstone beat hibs1—0. england beat south africa at twickenham in the first of their autumn internatoinals.
south africa led until the final eight minutes. their try which was the only one of the game, coming from sbu nkosi. the boot of 0wen farrell kept england close to south africa throughout, but his 72nd—minute penalty was the decisive one to give england the lead for the first time with just eight minutes to go. the twickenham crowd could breathe a sigh of relief after south africa's missed pnealty in the 77th minute, with enlgnad holding on for a 12—11 victory. wales began their series with victory over scotland in the inaugral dodie weir cup game held in cardiff. the match organised as a tribute to the former scottish international, who is suffering from motor neurone disease ended in victory for the home side. tries from george north and jonathan davies were complemented by 11 points from the boot of leigh halfpenny. scotland responded with a try from captain stuart mcinally, but it wasn't enough. there was double success
for frankie dettori at the breeder's cup at churchill downs in kentucky last night. firstly, winning the breeder's cup mile on thejohn gosden trained expert eye. then just over an hour later, he took victory in the breeder's cup turf on enable, the horse winning by three quarters of a length and trained again byjohn gosden, becoming the first horse to win both the prix de l‘arc de triomphe and the breeder's cup turf in the same year. simone biles won the 14th world title of her career, with a massive score on the floor, in the final apparattus final at the world championships in doha. the floor gold was her sixth medal of the week and despite scoring lower than she had in her qualifying round, biles finished exactly one mark ahead of the silver medallist, her friend and team mate morgan hurd. novak djokovic reached the paris masters final with
victory over roger federer, ending the latter‘s chances of winning a 100th career title. in a match lasting over three hours, the new world number one came through in a final set tie—break. he'll meet karen khachanov in sunday's final after beat austria's dominic thiem. that's all the sport for now. 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 two 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... 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... and praised his husband, saying, he saved my life. 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 while 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. just days before crucial midterm elections, president trump is continuing to criss cross 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 wining control of the house of representatives, which would have a big impact on the course of donald trump's term in office. speaking tonight 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 is 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. that was president trump in montana. as we say he has been covering a lot of ground because these are the live shots from pensacola florida, he has crossed back to the east coast, the steps put in place as crowds with flags and banners await the arrival
of president trump as he prepares to address them. apparently the soundtrack, we can just hear it, tina turner, simply the best, wearing out, getting people in the mood. the steps getting into place and his focus as these mid—term elections loom on thursday, the economy and his stance on immigration. —— blaring out. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. mixed fortunes out there this evening, some of us have seen quite a lot of rain and four others, dry. things you next for the rest of the weekend. the culprit is the swirl of cloud that is beautiful on the satellite picture, quite a deep area of low pressure passing to the north—west of the british isles.
along this band of cloud we have been seen outbreaks of rain, quite a lot across northern ireland and scotland. this rain, as you can see, is now staggering its way south eastwards to northern england, wales, parts of the south—west. this rain will make a little bit more progress south—east as we go through the night, the rain tending to fizzle away to the south—east corner here, keeping hold of clear spells and it will turn a little bit chilly. be spells across northern ireland, scotland and northern england. generally speaking, not a chilly night, a mild one. into foreign morning, our band of cloud and at this stage some patchy rain taking its time to move, across all lincolnshire, the midlands, part of the west country will see rain. east anglia and the south—east getting away with a dry weekend, another fine day on sunday with spells of sunshine and a much brighter day tomorrow across scotland. a few showers into the north—west, the black arrows here show that wind gust will be in excess of a0 mph
across the north—west, southern scotland, northern ireland, quite a lot of sunshine. 12 degrees in belfast, more cloud across england and wales although the south—east should hold on to sunshine. rain across the far south—west more organised, would be more heavier as we head towards the end of the afternoon. as the go into the evening, this rain willjust keep its way up across western part of the uk, foremost if you are a two fireworks display, it should be dry and clear spells, actually a similar story if you are at about on bonfire night itself. all the rain will be printing itself into western part of the uk because this area of low pressure is going to be in the entering its way across the western side of the country. frontal systems bringing a little bit of rain on monday, with an island and northern scotland, some of this on the heavy side, patchy rain for the far south—west of england and the western side of wales. further east, largely dry, 16 degrees in the south—east, not that at all. we will