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good morning — welcome to breakfast with sally nugent and rogerjohnson our headlines today (read on) and rogerjohnson. our headlines today: eight children are feared seriously hurt after falling from an inflatable fairground slide in woking. after an emotional match — leciester city's players are due to arrive in thailand to pay their respects to the club's owner who died last weekend. good morning — liverpool are back on top of the premier league but they were denied all three points against arsenal after this late equaliser meant they were held at the emirates. good morning from margate beach where this morning history will be made, the endurance swimmer ross edgley has spent more than 150 days out there in the sea, or swimming in the sea and up to 2000 miles, it will be back on dry land. you will see it live. and in weather, not quite as windy or as wet across the uk today, another mild day. i got the details on that and a look at
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the details on that and a look at the week ahead right here on brea kfast. it's sunday the 11th of november. our top story. eight children are being treated in hospital with what police say are potentially serious injuries, after falling from an inflatable fairground slide in surrey. crowds of families were told to leave woking park and a fireworks display was cancelled as the emergency services rushed to the scene. 0ur reporter simon clemison is there for us this morning. what do we know so far simon? simon, good morning. all quiet there this morning. previous up—to—date on what we know about what happened. good morning. with the light coming up good morning. with the light coming up now, you can see the other fairground rides, a coconut, american ground —— greg around, these are aimed at younger children. we don't know why these children fell. we talked to one eye witnesses said there were so many people. a fairground and fireworks,
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woking park was packed. some visitors saw a huge inflatable slide had been particularly busy. police say a group of children fell and were hurt. around 7:30 this evening, a major incident was declared. this followed after a number of children fell from the slide and suffered injuries. the air ambulance was called in to help as people were asked to leave the park. we walked past the slide and we noticed there seemed to be a lot of children on it, three or four children that i could see on the floor and they were being treated by emergency personnel. there were at least nine or ten ambulances, dozens and dozens of emergency personnel and it was very, very quickly obvious the situation was very serious. 0rganisers later tweeted that they were shocked and distressed by events. the woking district rotary club added that it was assisting the emergency services in dealing with the children.
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some eyewitnesses noticed the slide was still standing when they left. the showman‘s guild, who operates the rides at fairs, told the bbc that the ride had up—to—date test certificates and insurance documents. the faults with the families of the children affected. yes indeed, thank you very much simon. he will keep us up—to—date with more developments. players and officials from leicester city football club are due to land in thailand this morning, to pay their respects to the club's owner, who died in a helicopter crash last weekend along with four others. the team beat cardiff 1—0 in theirfirst game since the incident. it was an emotional match, with many players and fans in tears. 0ur reporterjoe wilson was there. saturday afternoon, going to the game and nothing could appear so normal.
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except for leicester city right now, nothing is normal. but there is consolation in a familiar routine, familiarfaces. we've just come to support the boys ‘cause i think leicester's 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 was applauded by supporters from both sides. 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. but these expressions don't need words. many leicester supporters talked to me here about their owner's legacy, a legacy which belongs in football grounds near and far. it was a tough game, notjust on the pitch but i think mentally, it was a tough game for all of us. i think there's a lot of exhausted people in there now but,
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um, yeah, i'm immensely proud of this team, i'm immensely proud of this club. 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's actually deeper than ever. joe wilson, bbc news, cardiff. the husband of a christian woman who spent eight years on death row in pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy, has appealed for the family to be granted asylum in the uk. ashiq masih says his wife isn't safe in pakistan after the supreme court in islamabad overturned her conviction on wednesday, which resulted in violent protests. two days before the mid—term elections in the united states, president trump has embarked on a final burst of campaigning. at rallies in montana and florida, he said the democrats wanted to flood american communities with illegal immigrants — while he was using us soldiers
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to protect the country. dan johnson reports. we have our military now on the border. applause. and i noticed all that beautiful barbed wire going up today. barbed wire, used properly, can be a beautiful sight. business owners who persistently allow their companies to fail, in order to wipe out debts, are costing councils across england and wales millions of pounds. that's according to the local government association, which is calling for tougher penalties for so—called phoenix—ing. adrian goldberg is looking into this for today's 5 live investigates. hejoins us now. how big a problem is this? it's buried difficult to put a precise figure on it. companies will fail and that isn't always the result of any malicious or fraudulent act. companies have got to be allowed bail. many successful entrepreneurs
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have gone down. some business people are using the ability to simply close down one company, starter began in the same trade. the taxman might be losing £130 million a year. that's probably a drop in the ocean to the taxman but the ordinary suppliers and contractors might be losing something like £170 million and if you're one of those small contractors, a small supplier who is losing out in hundreds, maybe even thousands of pounds the company goes down, maybe to set back up again. that could have a massive impact on your business. how was the local government association getting involved? these are difficult times the local authorities, they are quite cash—strapped, and they are
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concerned that companies which own business rates are going down, not paying business rates. in a time of austerity, that is making life difficult for them in terms of providing social services. they want tougher powers of enforcement against companies who deliberately go down in orderfor debt. it is the local council responsibility to make sure it is paid. the insolvency practice which regulates in this area as well, if companies aren't regularly phoenixing, the directors behind them can be disqualified. many people we have spoken to in this area feel that those powers are not enforced often enough. you've got a busy day ahead of you. exactly, see you on the radio. we
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are going to seek a dream. the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall will visit a cocoa farm in ghana today as their nine—day tour of west africa continues. they will also attend a meeting of traditional chiefs and inaugurate a university park. 0ur correspondent thomas naadi is in kumasi, ghana's second largest city. thomas, what have the royals been doing in ghana so far? well, the royals have been very busy since they landed in the capital, accra. they had a private meeting —— they had a fight and bashed a private meeting with the president, nana akufo—addo and they went to a christian war cemetery in accra, one of seven sites in ghana where
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soldiers are buried. and that war castle that was used and prince charles walked through the door. he walked through the door and from there, they went to jamestown, the cultural hub of accra, where they we re cultural hub of accra, where they were treated to music and downs, sporting activities and also some displays of boxing and football prowess by some talented kids. thomas, thank you very much indeed. we are looking at some pictures of the royal couple on their tour of west africa. we hope you have a good day today. it is 11 minutes plus7. let's return to our main story this morning.
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eight children have suffered "potentially serious" injuries after a falling from an inflatable fairground slide at a fireworks display in surrey. it happened in woking park. andy datson was there at the time and joins us now from the scene. good morning to you. thank you very much indeed were talking to us this morning. first of all, just described to us what you saw their last night. yes, so i was here with some friends last night. we had walked past the slide quite early, quite a lot earlier in the evening and then we noticed there were an awful lot of children, notjust the slide that all the attractions. there were thousands and thousands of people. looked it for a bit, went up of people. looked it for a bit, went up to the fireworks. we heard sirens, and saw the blue lights flashing. i walked over. the closest exit, the tunnelling announcement came over. due to a huge emergency.
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while walking past the slide, i noticed there were a lot of children buying on the floor. about nine or ten ambulances. it was very immediately clear it was a serious incident. and then what happens next? luckily, woking park has quite a few exits. people were able to leave quickly and quietly. there is definitely a sense of worry. people didn't know what happened. there's quite a of speculation. in the most
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part, people that the emergency services do theirjobs. would you say, having been there and walked through the scene in the immediate aftermath —— aftermath, how busy the scene was it? this is arguably one of woking's biggest events of the year. in the region of 12,000 people. the main arcade area where all the attractions are its quite small. and so many people are packed area would have caused a bit of difficulty for emergency service is to wade through them. all the attractions were being widely used we re attractions were being widely used were particularly this one. it was a big one to younger children, particularly just big one to younger children, particularlyjust due to the nature of it. the oldest children on it
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we re of it. the oldest children on it were 1211 years old. you are looking to have some fun. that's what they we re to have some fun. that's what they were doing, i suppose. thank you very much indeed the telling us your story. this is from the showman skilled, it's a statement they give in to the bbc saying, this slide has up—to—date test certificates and documents, it's been provided to police, and our members are fully cooperating, no arrests have been made. members of the showman‘s build thousand have strict safety standards and are subject to scrutiny. 0ur standards and are subject to scrutiny. our thoughts are with those affected by the incident. much more coming up throughout the programme. 0ver over the next couple of hours will will be taking you to margate, with
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something a little more light—hearted is happening. russ edgley has swum all rage —— all the way around the british isles, almost 2000 miles, he will bejoined by 300 other swimmers for the final week of his swim and john maguire will be on the beach to welcome him ashore, sometime between eight o'clock and nine o'clock. the skies, patchy cloud, a little bit of blue. matt, i am after yourjob, cloud, a little bit of blue. matt, i am after your job, not cloud, a little bit of blue. matt, i am after yourjob, not quite as eloquent as you are. this is the lovely scene in margate, this was the moment the sun popped above the horizon. what a glorious start it is amongst southern and eastern areas. as you saw, little bit of cloud here and there are some of the best weather will be to the south and east and a better day for scotland and northern ireland are. we still
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have this dream by the remnants of croquet moscow, slowly moving northwards to the east of iceland drawing southerly wind and it will start to bring a bit more cloud to the south—west. yesterday's weather front is now across the heart of england and wales. not producing much in the way of rain or drizzle, where it could get heavier to the south—west later on. we will see some showers getting close to the hebrides as we finish the afternoon, this morning, showers, but still windy and close to that area of low pressure. light winds elsewhere, not a bad day, breaking in the cloud in northern england with sunshine and the odd shower, could see some showers in the west of wales, devon and cornwall singh outbreaks of rain but the patchy rain and drizzle should be sought a bit, drier towards and the south—east. into the evening, it is today south—western corner most likely to see rain, it does mean it and if you are so
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breaking fireworks tonight, most of you will be dry with clear skies around, note captures that tonight and tomorrow night. —— temperatures good to know. the rain in the west will gradually turn a bit more heavy and widespread, especially towards ireland and south—western parts of scotland. any parts of eastern wales and eastern england will stay dry with clear skies and a little bit cooler than last night, the temperatures still staying well clear of the frost. set up for monday, the remnants of croquet moscow corn, it is not moving much, to be honest, it is drawing in the southerly wind to the east of it, even milder and pushing our way, but all the time these western parts will see a bit more cloud, outbreaks of rain to start the day across western scotland, northern ireland, dry and bright years. a chance of it ofa dry and bright years. a chance of it of a few spots of rain further west across england and wales and the shower in east, temperatures up to around 17 degrees. greater chance of what the weather in the west by the
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stage and it is northern ireland, western wales and south—west england where the rain could become heavy and persistent. note the two temperatures, 17 degrees, and isolated shower in the east of england and a bit of wind and rain at times, more especially in the east. you can take over in half an hour roger! i couldn't do it anywhere near with as much panache as you. 18 minutes past seven. even before the first world war ended, there was a great need to commemorate those who had fallen. thousands of the men who had fought and died had no known graves. in 1920, one army chaplain came up with an idea that would create a symbol of remembrance for all of the lost men. natalie graham reports. even before the first world war ended, there was a great effort to remember those who had died. in 1920, one army
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chaplain came up with an idea to create a remembrance for all the lost men. at the west end of the nave of westminster abbey is the grave of the unknown warrior. but for many, the story the unknown warrior is itself, unknown. how did this one person come to represent all those who died? to find out the answer, we have to go back to the first world war and meet a curate from folkestone. the year war began, this reverend was living in the town. he saw young men destined for the battlefields flooding into the area. by january 1916, david was himself on the western front, witnessing death and injuries on a scale never seen before. one night after he had been conducting a burial service, there was a simple grave which there was a white, wooden cross, which someone had written on it in black pencilled letters, an unknown british soldier. my grandfather said thatjust started him thinking as to who that person was. of course, he had served on the western front had seen the makeshift graveyards for soldiers. they didn't look like this,
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it would have been rows of wooden crosses, often small groups, many of them unidentified. now the war was over, his idea was to choose one fallen soldier whose identity could never be traced and bring him back to be buried with full honours in westminster abbey. he would represent the fallen, but the heart of the idea was that for anyone grieving, it could be their loved one buried amongst king's. a chaplain is given the task of bringing bodies all across the battlefield. then they were draped in flags for general wyatt to come and choose one of the bodies by laying his hand on it and that was the body that they made that famous journey to westminster. 0n the morning of the 10th of november, the body was taken
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from a castle in berlin to the hmas. the body was put aboard and lay on the quarterdeck, guards posting with heads bowed. in dover, crowds were waiting as the unknown warrior came home. hundreds of thousands crowded into the streets to capture a glimpse of the cotton and just as david railton had hoped, many were comforted this could be their loved one. the reverend david railton was an inspirational clergyman from kent who could not, and would not, forget the menu at the height of the western front. and so he found a way to bring them all home. that was natalie graham reporting. you can see the full story on tomorrow's edition of inside out at 7.30pm on bbc one in the south east. i believe it will be on iplayer.m will be on iplayer. it is 7:22 a.m.. that have a look at the newspapers.
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—— lets. angela epstein is here to tell us what's caught her eye. we'll speak to angela in a minute. i know you have a selection of great stories for us. let's look at the front pages. 0ur lead story is also on the front of the sunday express today, it's about the eight children who are being treated in hospital after falling from an inflatable fairground slide at a fireworks display in surrey. there's also a photo of the duchess of sussex and her mum. the sunday times claims it can reveal a "secret" brexit plan between the prime minister and the eu. according to the paper, theresa may has "secured private concessions" from europe. no deal has yet been announced. arron banks, the co—founder of leave.eu, is on the front of the observer. the paper claims mr banks is facing accusations that he may have misled parliament over the links between the pro—brexit campaign and his insurance businesses. mr banks has previously
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denied all wrongdoing. the sunday telegraph has a message from health secretary matt hancock, who says your boss should offer you perks like free fruit, bicycle loans and counselling. he's launching a new plan to keep workers healthy. there's also a picture of the prince of wales during his west africa tour. shall we have a look now? stories that you have picked and the first one is this in the telegraph, don't one is this in the telegraph, don't ona one is this in the telegraph, don't on a cps loss, says a. this is a conservative age who was cleared of it, it hasjust been announced that the charges had been dropped and alison saunders —— alison saunders is stepping down as the director of public execution and there seems to be an automatic pathway, usually, where the gong is awarded to the departing dp and should ordinarily
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be made a dame. herfive—yeartenure in that role has been a sort of, absolutely with criticism. most because of the intra— double sex claim cases where an uneasy —— anonymity is being investigated. because it is such a heinous crime, there is a presumption of innocence... we should say that the charges have been dropped against him several years ago. it was about the phrasing, saying there was insufficient evidence and the fact is there was no evidence. that's right. what samuel armstrong, the conservative eight, is saying, is that this term, in sufficient evidence, is loaded. if a false disclaimer is proved, it is. it but insufficient evidence carries with ita certain insufficient evidence carries with it a certain inference that there
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are is not clear at understanding that there was no guilt established and that is what he is raising and therefore, that coupled with all of therefore, that coupled with all of the other issues and criticism surrounding alison saunders, he has come out to say she shouldn't be awarded the game would. —— dame hood. british airways, customers charged £100 to 60 at each other. that is right, customers travelling long haul. the understanding is you are going on a scheduled airline on a long haul flight, at the very least you should get to sit together and share lace are under the cosh as early this year they drop their free snacks and drinks. i think the criticism is coming not only that you cannot sit with your loved ones, there would be some people quite happy to do that, who would pay for it. but, you take the screaming kid over there, no problem. it. but, you take the screaming kid overthere, no problem. in all seriousness, the whole point of travelling no—frills is that you
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have some of the nice, civilised elements that my mother—in—law famously said that travelling with some budget airlines is like ritual humiliation. the fact is that this is down to really irritate people. travelling for hours on a plane, you are to sit with people you booked to travel with. it is interesting, yet another charge, or you reference british airways's decision to not have free food and instead they charge customers for marks & spencer sandwiches which they can bite on border. the whole rise of the budget airline industry was that you got this pad down service and when you have the good fortune and are able to travel scheduled, you want to enjoy the perks, peanuts and everything else that goes with it. and american at airlines have denied deliberately splitting up coppell ‘s. deliberately splitting up coppell 's. -- deliberately splitting up coppell 's. —— couples. deliberately splitting up coppell 's. -- couples. -- american airlines. in the observer, restau ra nts airlines. in the observer, restaurants on the hunt for beating chefs. —— vegan chefs. 0r people
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have reasons not to see meat, but obviously we need more people who know how to cook vegan. what caught my eye is that it is not vegetarian. vegetarian has been rising, the interest in it has been mushrooming, no particular pun intended, for a long time. at vegan, there is a pecking order here, the kind of competitive suffering in terms of eating. now the demand for vegan food is massive, so much so that the story takes about opening a vegan cookery school in london and the hunt for vegan chefs, creating this very bespoke form of food because basically what they are doing is taking a bunch of vegetables and tried to make it painful and takes particular skills. i live near a
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small vegan cafe and it is fantastic. the thing is, you take a mushroom and a cauliflower, you have to be very creative and what this story is saying that there is a dearth of available expertise in this area and equally, or why vegan rather than vegetarian? really, people are taking a whole new life style people are taking a whole new lifestyle choice now. it is the way people are choosing to see. it is a moral issue. a lot of the time it is to do with health. that is right. it is implying that vegetarianism, which used to be the moral or healthy option, people take the moral high ground on, that is not enough. vegan is the place to be. that is the one there. that is the one i want to do as well. very quickly, spice girls reuniting but nope wash spice in bold. will you be paying the ticket price for without her? she always got slammed and slated for not having a good voice,
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i push out a nice voice and high i have —— i have seen the spice girls with posh, without gerry hellewell, for the purposes of market research i feel obliged to see them again.|j will go with you too. take that are three, they will have to be paik soon. —— take. coming up in the next half hour: stay with us, headlines coming up. hello, this is breakfast with rogerjohnson and sally nugent. good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. eight children are being treated in hospital with what police say are potentially serious injuries, after falling from an inflatable fairground slide in surrey. crowds of families were told to leave woking park and a fireworks display was cancelled as the emergency services rushed to the scene. health and safety officials are investigating. around 7:30 this evening, a major incident was declared.
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this followed after a number of children fell from the slide and suffered injuries. eight of those children have been taken to hospital. surrey police are asking for anyone who witnessed these images to make contact with us by calling 101 or reporting online at surrey. police.uk. two days before the mid—term elections in the united states, president trump has embarked on a final burst of campaigning. at rallies in montana and florida, he said the democrats wanted to flood american communities with illegal immigrants while he was using us soldiers to protect the country. we have our military now on the border. applause. and i noticed all that beautiful barbed wire going up today. barbed wire, used properly, can be a beautiful sight. researchers say a chemical
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which makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely. it follows trials of a fluorescent marker — given to almost 100 patients at hospitals in london, liverpool and cambridge, in the form of a drink. experts believe it will help doctors distinguish between cancer cells and healthy brain tissue. police are appealing to information after a woman was injured by a car which hit the bike. bad weather is hampering the recovery of a cargo ship that ran aground outside iceland's capital, reykjavik. the vessel appears to have missed the entrance to a harbour in poor weather and hit rocks. there are also fears of an oil spill. all 1a crew members have been rescued. the prince of wales
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and the duchess of cornwall will visit a cocoa farm in ghana today as their nine—day tour of west africa continues. yesterday the royal couple received a warm reception in the capital city of accra, after a private meeting with the president of ghana and a visit to a castle used during the slave trade era. we've had a fair few royal tours recently. absolutely, they are out and about. hugh is with us this morning. leicester city's players delayed on their flight to thailand. and there are elections and tributes to the club's 0bama continued yesterday. football fans up and down the country expressing sympathy. there were sombre scenes in cardiff yesterday as leicester city's players and fans paid tribute to their former chairman vichai srivaddhanaprabha and the 4 others
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who lost their lives in a helicopter crash last weekend. leicester's players were visibly moved during a minute's silence and, after the laying of wreaths before the game — there were more tributes including the unfurling of banners shared between the two sets of fans, who joined forces to create a stirring atmosphere at the cardiff city stadium. 0n the pitch it was a closely contested game. but leicester were not be denied demarai gray scoring the winner in the second half, the entire team celebrated together before running over to their travelling supporters after scoring gray took off his shirt to reveal an undershirt on which the words 'for khun vichai'. elsewhere, liverpool moved to the top of the premier league, at least until manchester city and chelsea play their games this afternoon, and newcastle united have finally won a match this season. with that and the rest
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of yesterday's action here's nick pa rrott. the faces say it all. the biggest winners after arsenal's encounter with liverpool were manchester city. the gunners are enjoying a purple patch butjurgen klopp's men looked unfamiliar in their new away kit. their fearsome front line only found the net once but sadio mane's goal was wrongly ruled offside. instead, it fell to captain james milner broke the deadlock after an hour of half chances for both sides. last season, that might have led to a flurry of goals and liverpool could have had more, but arsenal have developed a habit of scoring late on, and alexandre lacazette showed their improving under new manager unai emery. at this point, it's not enough, it was a very good test and also at the moment, we are, in our way, continuing working and improving, and like today, i think we are more near than this performance like we want for continuing. a point at arsenal will always be a good result and they are in a really good moment
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so it's a difficult place to come in the moment but we got a point, we deserve a point and we could have gotten more but i'm fine for the moment. they got worse for arsenal with rivals tottenham moving above them in fourth place. harry kane's first league goal for five weeks was the difference in a 3—2 win over wolves. at the other end of the table, newcastle finally claimed their first victory this season. ayoze perez's goal was enough to beat watford and lift rafa benitez‘s side out of the bottom three. to win the way that we did it, with everybody behind the team, working so hard, with three substitutions and the players coming from the bench, giving a great contribution so i think it was very positive for everyone. elsewhere, richarlison took his tally so far this season to six as he struck twice in everton's 3—1win over brighton. another brazilian, felipe anderson, did the same for west ham as they beat burnley 4—2. and marcus rushford came to manchester united's rescue with an injury—time winner at bournemouth. nick parrott, bbc news. rangers manager steven gerrard called for lifetime
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bans after his striker alfredo morelos was reportedly his by a coin thrown from the crowd in their 2—nil win over st mirren. it comes just days after a coin struck the face of hibs boss neil lennon. take a look at this for the opener. daniel candeias came off the bench to score in the 79th minute with that stunning effort but it was alfredo morelos with rangers second goal in added time to give steven gerrard's side only their second away league win of the season. elsewhere, there was a convincing win for celtic, who close the gap on leaders hearts to a single point. victories also for hamilton, st johnstone and motherwell. it was a busy day in rugby union with a nail biter at twickenham as england held on for a 12 points to 11 win over south africa... in their first match of the autumn internationals. the springboks led until the final eight minutes. their first half try
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was the only one of the game, coming from winger sbu nkosi. the boot of owen farrell kept england close throughout but this penalty was the decisive one to give england the lead for the first time in the match. the twickenham crowd breathed a sigh of relief after handre pollard's narrowly missed penalty in the closing minutes meant it's much—needed back to back wins for eddie jones' underpressure side. why has it got to be the most important game? for what it means... because you guys want to sack me? is that why? well, you are going to do it at some stage, you know that, you know that. if i stay long enough, you're going to get me sacked. so you'll behappy, one day you'll be happy here, boys. you'll come in and say, oh, fantastic, we've got another bloke we can terrorise. wales were 21—10 winners over scotland in the first ever doddie weir trophy game held in cardiff. the match, organised as a tribute to the former scottish international who has
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motor neurone disease, ended in victory for the home side as scotland's miserable run in cardiff continues. tries from george north and jonathan davies were complemented by 11 points from the boot of leigh halfpenny. and ireland were comfortable winners against italy, a match played over in chicago. tige byrne getting a couple of tries as they won by 5a points to 7. england's rugby league side can complete a series victory over new zealand this afternoon when the sides meet in liverpool. england won the first of the three test series last week. james graham will captain the side at anfield, after injury to sean 0'loughlin whilst the st helens forward luke thompson will make his first start for his country. that match live on bbc2 this afternoon. think they played really last week well. they can be proud of their performance. when both teams play
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really well, they‘ re performance. when both teams play really well, they're expecting the same sort of performance from both teams this weekend. 0bviously sometimes it comes down to one moment in the game. hopefully we can be on the right end of it like we we re be on the right end of it like we were last weekend. the incredible star of gymnast simone biles continues to grow as she won the 14th world title of her career, with a massive score on the floor, in the last apparatus 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 0ne mark ahead of the silver medallist — her friend and team mate morgan hurd. it's been a lot of hard work, especially those times in the gym, you really have to gear down and put up with it and do those routines and hit those sets so i'm really proud of the work i put in this world championships and hopefully to improve for the next year. world number one novak djokovic is through to the paris masters final after a tough three set victory over roger federer. the serb is a 4 time champion in paris and came through in a final set tie break
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in a match lasting over three hours.he'll meet karen khachanov in sunday's final after he beat austria's dominic thiem. 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 expert eye smfjust over an hour later he took victory in the breeder's cup turf on enable, the horse winning by three quarters of a length, becoming the first horse to win both the prix de l‘arc de triomphe and the breeder's cup turf in the same year. another fantastic achievement in a glittering career. what have you been up to for the last five months? maybe you've been on holiday, had a few nights out or enjoyed some time with your friends and family. not if you're ross edgley. since the first ofjune, he's been swimming the circumference of great britain — and he's not set foot on dry land
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the entire time. ross is due to finish this morning, but before we speak to his welcoming committee, let's take a look at what he's been through. love that rainbow, wow. john maguire is in margate ready to welcome ross back. john, did i see when a wetsuit having a swim ? back. john, did i see when a wetsuit having a swim? yes, i did. thanks to the television you can see how long i swum for. the key thing is that ross swu m i swum for. the key thing is that ross swum for 2000 miles. six months and he hasn't set foot on dry land. when he did, was over there on margate beach and he is a rat —— about to do that. you see on the horizon there are some canoeists,
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who will swim the very last mile of that incredible 2000 mile odyssey. he has insured jellyfish, problems with his tongue because of the salt water and robbing and chafing from his wetsuit. it has been an incredible undertaking. and we have his girlfriend with us and a former special forces soldier from the ses. and go to talk to about the size of the endeavour, but i can probably tell from your smile, pretty excited to see him. definitely, i can't wait for him to come back. it has been five long. yes, i will drive for him to come back. it has been five long. yes, iwill drive him home on sunday and evenjust having him on the couch and watching a bit of tv and being together, that will bea of tv and being together, that will be a luxury. famously he has been on the boat or swimming, lot of the time, 12 hours day. have you managed to see much of him? yes, every other weekend i have gone out to him.
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obviously he is in the water six hours in, six hours out topic even on the boat it is nice to see him evenif on the boat it is nice to see him even if i can't have a proper conversation. why didn't he stay on the boat? —— did he. conversation. why didn't he stay on the boat? -- did he. he has to do. he didn't want to touch land and that was part of the challenge and that was part of the challenge and thatis that was part of the challenge and that is how he wanted to set out his goal. that is the way it was. will the beard stayed ? goal. that is the way it was. will the beard stayed? i am curious. goal. that is the way it was. will the beard stayed? i am curiousm is going to go. it is going on sunday. i and guessing he will not wa nt to sunday. i and guessing he will not want to see a banana for a few more months? hundreds of bananas, granola, you get, everything you can think. the amount of food he has been eating has been extraordinary. ribs is his favourite meal, he can have that when he comes home. we we re have that when he comes home. we were talking just before we were on air, you have come back from climbing everest. that is an
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incredible achievement. put this into context for us. this is a different task. this is the epitome of survival. this is like a caveman instincts, dating back to, well it is historic. what this man has done and for these people to support him it is absolutely amazing. he is either mad or he knows what he is doing. i think it is both, but having spoken to him and i could see the day that he said he would do it in his eye, everybody said he wouldn't do it, especially not coming on land. he has proved to all of these youngsters and in this modern—day era where it is quite heavy canopy, proving that resilience, toughness, grit and determination will get you through. his support skipper, matt knight, who has been running the operation and deciding —— deciding it exactly when he doesn't swim, hitting someone when he doesn't swim, hitting someone will be ever able to achieve this again. i do think anybody else
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will be mad enough to try it, let alone achieve it. it is definitely historic. i am quite mad alone achieve it. it is definitely historic. lam quite mad but alone achieve it. it is definitely historic. i am quite mad but ross is definitely mad. this will never be achieved again, especially not touching land, wanting to stay out there, it takes a certain mindset. you look back at history and the meeting on the bounty, for example, the hardest survival feat known to man, this tops it. in 300 — 400 years time this will be in the history. 100%. it has got to be. nothing like this before since i said 300 — nothing like this before since i said 300 - 400 nothing like this before since i said 300 — 400 years ago is that the when will you let him go on his next adventure? after we go on holiday. where will you go? the desert?‘ adventure? after we go on holiday. where will you go? the desert? a hot place, somewhere hot. cand where will you go? the desert? a hot place, somewhere hot. c and a nice, hot beach, that would be lovely. talk to you bit later on. —— the
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sea. talk to you bit later on. —— the sea. one of the things that struck me from spending a couple of put time with canoeists a couple of weeks ago, day and night, in the middle of the night he would swim with the tide. on his worst day he ended up going backwards, on his best day he swam faster than michael phelps, that gives you an idea of what an important role the tide and the weather and conditions played. but what an achievement and it will all be over in around one hours time. thank you, we will be back with you when it comes to shore. it is 7:48 a.m.. we want to clarify something said earlier, as we made clear, paul denver cheney has received compensation from the cps because there was no evidence against him. not insufficient evidence, as they had said. he a lwa ys evidence, as they had said. he always denied allegations of sexual misconduct and was never charged. here's matt with a look
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at this morning's weather. we were down on the beach in margate and a nice sunrise behind you to. lot of conditions to come back ashore and a cracking start in twickenham as well. there was the sunrise coming up short while ago. a fine day for some of you, bit more cloud across england and wales competitive state and a mild enough start. sandwiched between two areas of low pressure, this one bringing horrendous storms across the mediterranean, this is well here is re m na nts of mediterranean, this is well here is remnants of what was a hurricane. we have got wind coming from the south and the mild thing. lot of cloud across england and wales across from those coasts where you sunshine, heavy burst in lincolnshire and heavy burst in lincolnshire and heavy rain pushing it towards hampshire running up the western counties and it will be a bit about town —— at times. scotland and northern ireland compared with yesterday, a better day on the way. windy to the north—west, close to that area of low pressure. 15 mph wind gust what possible, shells
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across the hebrides, shells in scotla nd across the hebrides, shells in scotland fading and mostly dry for northern ireland. and heavy showers across north—west england and it will turn wet around western wales and the south is —— south—west later on. the rain will ease off and especially the south—east will stay dry with sunshine. temperatures into the teens. into the evening we stay with the mild thing not more fireworks displays on the chance of rain in cardiff but for much of the uk it will be dry, the wind at the lighter. lighter as we go into tomorrow and to get us into tomorrow or what were the developing in the west. you can see it sliding in western districts, persistent rain later in the night and just putting the far west of scotland too. eastern areas dry with clear skies at times and temperatures down into seven figures of. quick look at monday and an area of low pressure pushing down, ringing in some southerly wind, monday the southerly is with us, cabbages in the teens
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and isolated showers, a bit more in the rain in the west. we'll be back with the latest headlines at 8. first, it's time for click. ai. that's what the future is about, if you believe the hype. computer programmes that learn from past experience, that improve and that sometimes, learn to solve problems in ways that even we hadn't thought of. well, here at microsoft, future decoded events, ai is at the top of the agenda. these days, there are very real
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examples that al are starting to be able to do things that were once only the reserve of humans. it is learning to drive, to play games. it has learned to paint. it has learned to understand what we say. each ten year or so we seem to have a breakthrough moment where we take a piece of human ability and defeat it with machine. '96 it was chess, go, last year — and we all worry. what that is demonstrating is that our ai's are extraordinarily good and superhuman in tasks that we can specify and understand. they can improve and self improve. the challenge is this whole idea of general intelligence or transfer of cross tasks and that proves much more challenging, much more difficult. we think it will take many decades to unfathom that, and the old adage was, you cannot teach a machine to do sentiment programming, but if you have a learning capacity in the system that allows it to go beyond the performance that was originally given to the system.
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and it is certainly true that al is already replacing us in particularjobs. we will talk more about that later. but we thought we would start with an interesting phenomenon which is happening in certain parts of the developing world, where ai is actually creating jobs. see, in orderfor artificial intelligence to learn, it needs to have access to loads and loads of data. for example, self driving cars need access to images where all the objects in them are correctly tagged. that work is being done by humans. david lee sent this work, not from california, but where the artificial intelligence journey really starts. this is the kibera slum in nairobi, kenya. more than 1 million people live here. i am 10,000 miles in what feels like an entire universe away
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from the lush campuses of silicon valley. how are you? hello! the people i am here to meet are every bit as vital to the next wave of cutting edge tech as anyone you could meet in california. you have your brother living here? yes, my brother, my daughter and my mum. are they all supported by you? yes. they are supported by me. this is brenda, a 26 year old single mother, who has lived in kibera her entire life. how does it feel to be creating the technology that is going to change the future? it feels so good. at least you get to do something unique from others. at least with my work that i am doing, i believe i work for something that is go to help me. not even me in the future, but it will help someone in the future. every workday, brenda travels for around two hours to a building
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on the other side of nairobi. she is among a team of around 2,000 people who work in this building for samasource, an organisation that recruits people from the very poorest parts of the world. in some cases, that means those who are earning less than $2 a day. here, they earn around $9 a day and there are importantjob is to give artificial intelligence its intelligence. when artificial intelligence works, it sometimes feels like magic. but really, what it is is data, lots and lots of data. if you want a self driving car to know what a person is, you have to feed it loads of pictures of people. if you want it to know what tree is, it takes millions and millions of pictures of trees. that is what is called "training data", and it is here where that data is created. so, depending on the instructions, we are going to basically tag, or annotate, items of interest. right.
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from the street to the vehicles, the buildings, even to the sky. right. how is that? that's good. is that good? not quite right? not quite right. laughter. the item needs to be squarely inside that box. if we zoom in... turns out no pixel can be out of place, or unaccounted for. the sky and the street signs, the pedestrians and the lanes, everything needs tagging. once the work is done, a supervisor will check it is up to scratch. the quickest, sharpest annotators in the team will win prizes, such as shopping vouchers. samasource's clients include google, salesforce, ebay, yahoo and many others, working on everything from self driving cars to online shopping. one recent project from microsoft's bing search engine helped it become better at identifying certain types of clothing. while most of their employees are of course in the developing world, the compa ny‘s headquarters can be found in
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san francisco's mission district. when i first started this business ten years ago, very smart people in the tech world and in the world of big philanthropy for it was a wonderful idea, but it would never work. lila touts her companies record on quality and security, reasons why tech firms come to them. but of course, there is a very obvious reason why these tasks are outsourced to places where wages are rock bottom and people are desperate for work. some of your clients are the biggest, richest companies in the world. can they not afford to pay more than $9 a day for this work? we make a guarantee to every single worker at samasource that they are paid a living wage. if we were to pay people substantially more than that in some of the markets we are in, we would throw everything off and it would have a potentially negative impact on the cost of housing, the cost of food, et cetera and the communities in which our workers live and thrive. so, for us, we are on average, increasing our workers household income by over 500%. it is too small for my big head.
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you know the way you remember you are good at something and it turns out you weren't? this is me discovering that with batting. luckily, indian cricket legend anil kumble was on hand to realise how it was done. the most important thing is that speed and how much twist at the time of impact and the quality of the shot itself, how close to this sweet spot here. bat speed, is and how close you are to the sweet are now measurable thanks to new artificial intelligence technology, power bat. it is being developed by kumble's company, spektakom. it is hidden under the bat.
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this is a cluster of sensors, you have a bluetooth area, but also gyro sensor which measures the twist of the bat, the velocity as well. there is also a sense of vibration so you can detect where the ball is hitting in approximation to that all—importa nt sweet spot. the sticker sends those measurements for the speed, the twist, the quality of the shot and they are being combined to calculate the power. it is essentially the energy you get into the shot. the system aims to take fans watching the game up close to what's happening on the pitch. the first use is to enhance fan engagement. everybody talks about timing of the shot. this was powerfully hit. this was sweetly banged. what does that all mean in real—time numbers, in real time data? the amateur version of power bat communicates directly to a mobile
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phone via bluetooth but because you can't carry a mobile in professional games, with the pro set—up, all data runs to a device hidden behind the stumps. this is how the professional system works. the data comes from a tag on the back of a bat and then comes to stumpy, the stump bot buried underground. you can see the antenna, this bit will be poking out from the top of the pitch. the data is sent down the cable to the cloud where an algorithm does its work. we found we could apply
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