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today at five — police says they'll step up patrols on the capital's streets — after four fatal stabbings in the last five days. the mayor of london warns that progress on tackling knife crime could take a decade... we'd better actually focus on a generation. and the reality that it may be a generation before we get the levels of violent crime that are acceptable to our society. we'll be finding out how authorities in glasgow tackled knife crime after it became known as the murder capital of europe ten years ago. the other main stories on bbc news: mass protests in iran as the united states reimposes sweeping sanctions. the us secretary of state says "fall in line or see your economy crumble". donald trump and barack obama both on the campaign trail — with just hours to go until america's crucial mid term elections. torches are lit around the tower of london to mark a hundred years since the end of the first world war. # yo, i'll tell you what i want, what i really realy want #
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# so tell me what you want, what you really really want #. do you really really want to see the spice girls live? well they've announced a comeback tour for next year — but without posh. it's 5 o'clock. hundreds more police officers are being deployed on the streets of london after four fatal stabbings in five days. the metropolitan police say it's been a "terrible" few days in the capital. the total number of killings in london so far this year is 118. the spike in violent crime — which is reflected in big cities across england and wales — has re—ignited the debate about cuts in police numbers. the mayor of london sadiq khan has
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said it could take a generation to turn the tide of violent crime. richard galpin reports from the scene of one of the latest london murders. this is where 15—year—old jay hughes was fatally stabbed here in lewisham last thursday. there are reports two men who had been following him in a taxi jumped out and attacked him as he went to get some takeaway food. friends have described jay as loving and thoughtful. the priest at the local church showed me the candles jay's family had lit in his memory at yesterday's service. the family in profound shock. they are absolutely shattered. it is a shock for them, for the entire family, and they are equally looking for answers, just as the rest of the community is. he used to come
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regularly in our shop. they've been here 5, 6 years. we've seen him all the time. from what i remember, he was such a lovely boy. as well as jay, 38—year—old rocky djelal was stabbed to death in southwark on october the 31st. 22—year—old malcolm mide—madariola on november 2nd was fatally stabbed in clapham. yesterday a 22—year—old man was found with fatal stab wounds in bromley. of the 118 murders so far in london this year, the police say a significant number were stabbings, and today there have been renewed calls for the police to have more funding. it is really important we have all public agencies, councils, the nhs, social services, education, the police, working with central government to solve this problem, but ultimately it means the government has to invest in policing and preventative services as well. in a statement today
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the metropolitan police described the violence as senseless, but played down the issue of funding. it's notjust a question of funding, you know, we as the police have a big role to play, but this is a collective responsibility. we are always prioritising the work that we do, violence, tackling violence, an absolute priority for the metropolitan police. but according to some politicians, this wave of violent crime in which many young people have been killed could persist for a generation before it is brought under control. richard galpin, bbc news, in south—east london. a decade ago, glasgow gained a reputation as the murder capital of europe. but — determined to tackle the city's addiction to violence — strathclyde police embarked on a new approach that treated violence as a "disease". the scottish violence reduction unit's aim was to target all forms of violent behaviour — in particular knife crime among young men in and around glasgow. crime in scotland is
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now at a a2—year low. niven rennie — a former chief superintendent at strathclyde police — is the director of the unit and is in our glasgow studio for us. and i'm alsojoined by ira campbell — the managing director of the marcus lipton community centre in brixton. for the past twenty years — ira has been working to tackle the root causes of violence. and you'll actually using that model that was used in glasgow. —— you are actually. how have you done it involves code, niven, briefly, how have you been able to stem the violence tide of crime? the police have an important part to play. they are only one agency. if you want to tackle it you have to do it across
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the board. we adopted a public health approach. you treat violence like an illness, a disease, you identify the symptoms and find methodology to treat that. that has involved a lot ofjoint top effort. joined up between what kind of authorities, what kind of people? health, education, social services, for one, but third sector organisations, as well. going back ten years, scotland had enough. all of our agencies decided it was time to address the problem which had been a blight on our society for too long. we have come a long way. the job still continues. we had 59 homicides last year, which is 59 too many, and we still have a job to do. you are using that model, ira, that they used successfully in glasgow? in lambeth we've embarked on using this model help us understand a lot more. what we can do around the
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symptoms of violence. it is too easy to say, lock people up. we are looking at how can we use housing, get education, how can we get the police, get social services, everybody involved to understand the root causes, and what we do about some of those root causes. because just arresting people isn't the one answer. one of the biggest things for the young people we work with is around opportunity. opportunity around opportunity. opportunity around jobs, around being exposed to different things in their lives, rather thanjust the different things in their lives, rather than just the estate mentality that sometimes you just get left with no hope of doing something different. the idea is to use something different. the idea is to use those models, help us understand how do we tackle youth violence. when you talk about youth violence, a lot of the stabbing to involve teenagers, young kids, really, 1a,
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15 years old. lots of them carry knives, lots of them are in gangs. there is a difference on that. there is quite a few people in gangs who carry knives, but they're young people who are not in gangs butjust get associated and it is easy to say they are part of a gang. there is work to be done around how can you inspire a 15—year—old away from criminality, street life, into opportunities and the best kind of practices for them to get on with their lives? that's pretty difficult. trying to do that takes time. having to get young people to trust and understand what you are trying to do, that it's quite a long time. sadiq khan saying it will take ten years, although people said it didn't feel right, there is some reality around that. niven, sadiq
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khan saying today it could take a generation to turn the tide of violent crime in london. he is also using your model, or trying to use it, do you agree with him it might ta ke it, do you agree with him it might take a generation? we discussed that. we came down to london last week for the first meeting. it is a point we made. scotland didn't turn a corner overnight. you are talking about generational change. the latest homicide figures in scotland show that most of the perpetrators, most of the victims, or around the age of 30. we like to think our education programme, our schools programme, has paid some dividend in making sure youngsters are no longer getting involved in this type of behaviour. you talked about joined up behaviour. you talked about joined up thinking, getting one of the various services and authorities working together on this, niven. to what extent using gangs are a problem? they are in london. how much have they been the root cause of the problem in scotland? they we re of the problem in scotland? they were the root cause ten, 13 years ago. we paid attention to the gangs
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specifically. my predecessors had innovative ways of addressing gang violence. whilst we have an issue 110w violence. whilst we have an issue now in glasgow, it is the one we faced 13 years ago. the initiatives we tried them have borne fruit. when you saying initiative is, how do you start to tackle gangs? —— when you say initiatives. we invited them, to talk to them, we said their continued behaviour in gang activity would end up in two ways, in the cemetery or in prison. we said would you like an alternative? we offered them root out of violence. it was amazing, the number of people who actually did not want to be involved in the lifestyle they were in. and we re in the lifestyle they were in. and were really looking for ways out. ira, would that help you, meeting gang members face—to—face, saying, this won't work for you, would you like a root out? absolutely. we use
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that model everyday. one of the things is around those kinds of models. it is about time. having the time to talk a challenge, keep on challenging, people relapse, starting again with them, moving them through all of the processes. it takes a lot of time. it's pretty difficult. but that is the model, working with these young people. gaining trust and understanding them is very important. when you even hear the word gang, it is such a suggestive word. it can be used in so suggestive word. it can be used in so many different ways. lots of the young people we deal with, some are in criminality, some are not, they are young people hanging out in the street who may end up getting into commonality through boredom or lack of opportunity. —— getting into criminality. do you think your blueprints, which we have been discussing, have been successful —— which have been successful in glasgow, should they be replicated around the country? what you see in
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big city areas are similarities. they may express themselves in a different way, but you tend to have poverty, you tend to have exclusion. we have taken a lot of things which have been successful in america and brought them to scotland. no doubt it can be used elsewhere, but they need to be adapted to the situation in the particular areas where it is being used. great to talk to you. thank you. the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, has said the united states will exert relentless pressure on iran — until it changes course. he said the sanctions re—imposed by his country were aimed at starving iran of funds for violent and destabilising activities around the world. the iranian president has said his country will defy the sanctions — imposed on the energy, banking and shipping industries. naomi grimley reports. "death to america", shout these protesters in tehran. burning the american flag is a yearly ritual
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on the anniversary of the seizure of the us embassy in 1979. this week, though, extra antagonism, as america reimpose as its oil and financial sanctions on iran. —— this week, though, extra antagonism, as america reimposes its oil and financial sanctions on iran. the new sanctions target key pillars of the iranian economy, including oil, shipping and banking, with more than 700 entities being targeted. but eight major importers of iranian oil, including india and japan, have been granted temporary waivers. at the centre of this effort, and there are multiple lines of effort, but at at the centre of it is an unprecedented campaign of economic pressure. our objective is to starve the iranian regime, our ultimate goal to convince the regime to abandon its current revolutionary course. european powers remain committed
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to the original iran nuclear deal. they object to the sanctions, but that puts them at loggerheads with the us. ordinary iranians are bracing themselves for a rocky time ahead. the economy has had a tricky year, with oil sales already dropping. the impact will be felt in many ways. people are having less access to food, medicine, jobs are being cut, and rising prices, so there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. but iran's president says his country won't be cowed. translation: the americans should be punished forever, they are bullying a great nation with an old cultural heritage, it is unacceptable to our state. president trump says he wants a new dealfor the iranians can president trump says he wants
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a new dealfor the iranians, which will see them stop their nuclear programme and abandon proxy wars in the middle east. so far though there seems little sign of that happening. naomi grimley, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... the metropolitan police says they'll step up petrols on the streets of the capital — after four fatal stabbings in the last five days. mass protests in iran against fresh us sanctions — the us secretary of state says it will exert relentless pressure until it stops funding what he called violent and destabilishing activities. donald trump and barack obama both on the campaign trail — with just hours to go until america's crucial mid—term elections. ankle surgery rules rafael nadal out of the season ending finals in london. it means novak djokovic to end the season as world number one. george burgess will face a
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disciplinary hearing tomorrow evening after an alleged eye gouging incident during england's's victory over new zealand on sunday. if found guilty he will likely miss the third test at elland road this weekend. liverpool have left judd test at elland road this weekend. liverpool have leftjudd into keary the squad fit to stay‘s champions speak high at red star belgrade. they said they were uncertain about what sort of reception he would receive in the serbian capital. more on those stories after 5:30pm. join me then. thanks very much. tomorrow — american voters go to the polls in a crucial test for president trump. in the mid—term elections americans will elect members of both chambers of congress and a number of state governors. the senate is likely to remain under republican control but the main battleground is the house of representatives. where all 435 seats are up for re—election — mr trump's republican party currently hold 235, compared to the democrats' 193. to take control of the house — the democrats must gain 23 seats — something the president has been
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campaigning hard to avoid. jane o'brien is at the us congress on capitol hill in washington. sometimes this feels more like a presidential election with donald trump on the campaign trail for days, and ba rack trump on the campaign trail for days, and barack obama, we have seen, also getting in on the action. it is like a president election. that is bizarre. because neither donald trump or barack obama are on the ballot. but it is all about president trump will stop this has widely been seen as a referendum on his performance. and democrats really coming out in force in this blue wave we have been talking about in an effort to at least take over the house and stop the trump agenda on it tracks. —— in its tracks. we have seen barack obama campaigning
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in virginia. even at this late hour. because virginia is one of the states we will be watching very closely. a number of tight house contests in that state, and voting closes at about seven o'clock tomorrow our time. which means of virginia could be an early alert to whether the democrats have come out in enough numbers to vote and take the house and maintain, or rather, ta keover the house and maintain, or rather, takeover with a majority there. we have already seen a record number of americans turn out to vote. more than 30 million in early voting, which means this midterm election is on course to have one of the highest turnout in decades. the electorate is energised, certainly. one of the questions, it's difficult to answer, but to what extent do the voters vote on
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local issues compared with national issues? indeed. that's the great unknown. the figures we are getting is that the democrats are favourites to take over the house, that is a national figure. what happens at these specific, tight local races is another matter. a lot of democrats are not campaigning about trump at all. they are focusing on things like health care, which is the number one issue for democrats. for republicans it is actually immigration, which is why you have seen president trump campaigning so fiercely on that issue when he could have been talking about the economy. in his words last week, sometimes it is boring to talk about the economy, it is more fun to talk about immigration and get people scared because that is what motivates them to vote. thanks very much. let's talk to corey brettschneider — he's professor of political science
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at brown university in new york and the author of the oath and the office: a guide to the constitution for future presidents. to what extent do you think these midterms are a referendum on donald trump's two years of administration so trump's two years of administration so far? they are importantly a referendum on the constitution. the concern of many, notjust democrats, but also many republicans who might vote democrat this time, is that this president doesn't understand that in our system this is a limited office. the primaryjob is to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. it says that in our constitution. the president takes an oath to pursue that goal. many think, with reason, that this president hasn't just disregard the oath, but is opposed to basic constitutional values. what is your reading of how
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these elections will go? is it impossible to say? if it is a good election for the democrats, to what extent will that check donald trump on what he does in the white house? i think the house will go democratic. that is what the polls are suggesting. even if the senate remains republican, there are significant powers the house of representatives has. it can block legislation republicans want to pursue. fundamentally it has and invest the tory power. it can sabena members of the administration. —— fundamentally it has investigatory power. they could prosecute. they could look into corruption. it ultimately has the power to begin impeachment receding is. you need a majority in the house of the representatives and two thirds of the senate. an investigation into potentially impeachable activities is the duty of the house of
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representatives when the president is disregarding the oath. do you think that is why president trump has been so busy out on the campaign trail, making speeches, going to rallies, or is it because he loves campaigning? chuckles probably a bit of both. his presidency begins to be limited. the president doesn't have the ability to make laws in our system. he executes the laws. the house would be able to block an agenda. he is worried about transparency. the more the house of representatives is looking into the wrongdoing in a variety of areas, in addition to others, for example the separation of children from their families at the border, and we find out what israeli going on in this administration, the worse off he is. —— and what is really going on. there is a serious investigation into these allegations. if there is proof of the kind of wrongdoing
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suspected that could change the dynamic of this presidency and could turn the american people, en masse against this president. great to talk to you. thank you. the founder of celtic boys' club has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexual offences against three boys in the 19805 and 1990s. james torbett — who is now 71 years old — was previously convicted for crimes against three boys in the 19605 and 70s. judge lord beckett said torbett has committed some of the most corrupting behaviour he had heard of in those courts. a man from gloucester has been jailed for life — with a minimum term of 29 years — after admitting the murder of his wife and step—daughter. prosecutors said christopher boon killed laura mortimer after she returned home from a night out in may. he then attacked ella dalby — who was 11 — as she tried to save her mother. this sunday marks 100 years since the end of the first world war, and to mark the centenary,
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around ten thousand torches have been lit in the moat of the tower of london. beefeaters lit them one—by—one — in a ceremony which will be repeated every night until remembrance sunday this weekend. well as part of the commemorations, robert hall has been to amiens in france to find out about one former british soldier's vision of how to remember the horrors of war. robert hall has been to amiens in finding out about how they have been remembering war there. we will be looking at different commemorations ahead of the hundredth anniversary of the armistice. the story we want to tell todayis armistice. the story we want to tell today is about a network that will stretch from the swiss frontier to the belgian coast, following the 1914 front lines. it is an idea which originated in letters home from a young british officer lost on the battlefield. "there are graves
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scattered up and down. the ground is so pitted and scarred and torn with shells, entangled with wire." alexander gillespie was 26 when he wrote his last letters home. in the weeks before his death, he began to plan a project that could now become his legacy. my great uncle was a prolific letter writer... countryfile presenter tom heap is alexander gillespie's great—nephew. well, he had this extraordinary leap of imagination when he was actually in the trenches amongst the fighting, that he thought, "when this is all over, when peace comes, we should put a route along no man's land for people of all nations to come and walk along." the vision is a network of marked footpaths stretching from the swiss border to the belgian coast, tracing the trench lines of the western front. that's over 630 miles. that means negotiating with dozens of landowners and local councils, but so far, reaction
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has been encouraging. translation: from the first moment i heard about the path, i immediately saw how it could work. i think we must widen the ways that we remember the past, because if we don't do that, people will lose interest. this here, this new monument, was sculpted by walter allward... high on vimy ridge stands this memorial to canadian troops who fought on the western front. here too gillespie's vision has received an enthusiastic welcome. i think it's a huge opportunity. we have so many visitors who come on pilgrimage to visit, kind of follow the path of their ancestors and this gives them an alternate route rather than taking highways and going around about. they can actually walk the western front as their ancestors did. tom heap believes projects like this provide new ways of connecting with a conflict which is moving further and further into our distant history.
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this to me is exactly what my great uncle envisaged when he was in those trenches 103 years ago today. he died somewhere near here, we don't know exactly where. to me it's quite spine—tingling, the thought that we are pretty much doing what he envisaged. "i would like to send every man, woman and child in western europe on pilgrimage along that sacred road so they might think and learn what war means from the silence witnesses on either side. a sentimental idea, perhaps, but we might make the most beautiful road in all the world." as you gather from that report it's a complicated process. when i spoke to tom heap a few days ago he said
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they'd agree to the next stage of they'd agree to the next stage of the route which will take it north from amiens, across the river somme, and up towards belgium. 170 miles they have so far agreed. they hope to open new section in the coming months. tomorrow, a different story, the story of a family and a village and two really strong reasons for them to remember the armistice centenary. if you'd like to find out more about what life was like 100 years ago, then head to the bbc online to "armistice day", a new interactive personalised journey through world war one. you can take a look at what role you might have played if you'd been around in 1914. you can also hearfirst—hand accounts from those who were there, in the trenches, day in and day out and you can see what happened in your area and learn about the local heroes. just go to bbc.co.uk/armisticeday. time for a look at the weather, with tomasz. it is bonfire night, how is it
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looking? my looking? my old. today, temperatures up to 17 celsius. —— very mild. exceptionally mild for the time of year. 17 isn't that warm, but it is pretty good for november. it will stay mild through tonight. these are evening temperatures, around 8pm, if you are out marking bonfire night with fireworks. looking pretty good. there is some rain in the forecast in some western areas, and a couple of showers we've already had in some eastern areas. but it isn't bad at all. much better compared with what is coming our way. this is tomorrow morning. we still have the southerly
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winds. it. be a mild day, we are talking about mid—teens across the south and southeast and east anglia, 13 in newcastle and edinburgh, but heavy rain is sweeping to western pa rt heavy rain is sweeping to western part of the uk, which will only get heavier. tuesday night into wednesday it'll turn especially heavy over the south west of england and into wales, as well. this is bbc news. the headlines: the metropolitan police says they'll step up patrols on the streets of the capital after four fatal stabbings in the last five days. mass protests in iran against fresh us sanctions. the us secretary of state says it will exert relentless pressure until it stops funding what he called violent and destabilishing activities. donald trump and barack obama both on the campaign trail with just hours to go until america's crucial midterm elections. and do you really, really wanna see the spice girls live?
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later this hour, we'll be looking ahead to their comeback tour. are you a spice girls fan? i am indeed, idid are you a spice girls fan? i am indeed, i did not even know that news! rafa nadal confirmed today that he will miss the atp world tour finals in london this month and that his season is over due to injury. he said he needed an operation on his right ankle and is also yet to recover from the abdominal problem that kept him out of the paris masters last week. in his absence, novak djokovic moved to world number one and it now means he's guaranteed to end the year top of the world rankings. john isner, the world number 10, comes into the field for the atp finals on sunday. in rugby league, george burgess will appear at a disciplinary
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hearing on tuesday evening after new zealand cited an incident during sunday's second test at anfield. the england foward is seen to have his fingers in the eyes of new zealand's captain, dallin watene—zelezniak. england won the match 20—14 to take an unassailable lead in the three—match series. good and bad news for eddiejones as his england side prepare to face new zealand at twickenham this weekend. forward tom curry has been ruled out with whatjones has described as a "severe ankle injury". he was part of the inexperienced back row that helped england beat south africa on saturday. owen farrell is set to play. he's not been cited for his tackle at the end of that match. wales have brought in a couple of new faces for their nations league match against denmark next week with anderlecht defender james lawrence called up for the first time. the 26—year—old joined the belgian
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side in august after four years playing in slovakia. gareth bale and aaron ramsey are back in the squad after missing the win over the republic of ireland last month, and boss ryan giggs has backed bale to make a big impact having been booed by real madrid fans at the weekend he was with us more or less the duration in the last camp, trying to get over his injury, and it is good to see him back playing and know that he cannot wait to join up with the lads and be a part of the game. we have got one weekend to get through. hopefully, he will be there for denmark. liverpool midfielder xherdan shaqiri will miss the side's champions league game against red star belgrade in serbia tomorrow. he's been left out of the squad in order to "avoid any distractions" that may be caused by his albanian heritage. he was fined by fifa when he celebrated scoring for switzerland against serbia at the world cup by making a double—headed eagle gesture, which symbolises the albanian flag. stoke wingerjames mclean says
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the fa are turning a blind eye to sectarian abuse after the association began investigating a social media post in which he described some of the club's fans as "uneducated cavemen". mcclean has now hit back in another post, claiming that "week in, week out for the past seven years" he gets constant sectarian abuse, death threats, objects being thrown, chanting, which is heard loud and clear every week. he went onto to claim an incident in the game at huddersfield was caught on camera but no action was taken. and he also backed neil lennon, who was hit by a coin last week, saying, "if it was a person's skin colour or if it was anti—muslim or someone's gender, there would be an uproar." on the eve of the first test against sri lanka, england captain joe root says his team will be trying a bolder and more courageous approach to their cricket. england haven't won a test series in sri lanka for 17 years.
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root says its time for them to try something different and that players are feeling the competition for places on the team. that's all for now. azi farni will have more for you in sportsday at 6:30pm. what happens when you're a brilliant young footballer, wanted by the best clubs in the world, but then you suddenly don't make it? cherno samba was a teenage star at millwall, attracting interest from liverpool amongst others, but, when a move to anfield fell through, he headed to spain instead to play for cadiz. his career lost momentum and he began to feel a failure. the former england youth international then tried to take his own life. with the support of his family, he eventually came back to britain and gained wider attention as a wonderkid in the virtual world on the popular computer game
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championship manager. he now coaches youngsters and he's also written a book — out today — which he hopes will educate young players on the pitfalls of football. and cherno samba is here with me now. tell us... it was a very difficult early years for you as a young footballer, you came to this country when you were six from gambia. you we re when you were six from gambia. you were a teenage sensation as a footballer, almost signed for liverpool, then it went wrong, how did you get from that staged contemplating suicide? it was a tough time at the time. i was lost when the deal broke down. i kept thinking about all the time, what could have happened. but it is one of those. i have moved on from it. i
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have written a book and the future looks bright for me now. and when you were in that low, that state of depression, talk to us about that. that was in spain. you try to take your own life collie came and saved you? it was one of those things where i thought i had failed. when i went to spain, i was fed up of life. i was having nightmares, dreaming at night all the time, sweating all the time, thinking about the deal that fell through with liverpool, i was only 15 at the time. i thought i had failed in my home country, so what happened was, i was taking tablets from the club, trying to end my own life, and luckily one of my mates, who always came to pick me up, came down, knocked on the door, he caught me first, i did not answer, he came u psta i rs me first, i did not answer, he came upstairs and not on the door, i did
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not answer because i was lying on the floor. he broke the door down and family the and luckily i was found. after that episode, i thought i needed to change my life, that was not me or my character, i am known asa not me or my character, i am known as a smiley, happy person. it was not right for me. how did you then turn your life around from that low state ? turn your life around from that low state? i thought it was the end of the world. it was one of those things, i believe in god, i am very religious. but it hit home, i thought to myself, there is more to life than this and this is not my character exactly, i have to sort myself out and forget about the past, that is the past and i've got to look to the future. you then played for other clubs, it was not as if your career was over. when i finished in spain, i came to plymouth, everything went well again. even though i did not reach the heights i wanted to, i am proud
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of what i have achieved, i have played for england from 15 to 20, played for england from 15 to 20, played for england from 15 to 20, played for the gambia national team as well, played in the championship, so as well, played in the championship, so there are achievements that i am proud of. most people would be very happy to have a footballing career like that! me included! but are you worried that in modern football all these clubs are taking so many kids, giving them trials, taking them on the academies, they take them in but then this pick them out? of course only a few can make it so people very young like you were almost feeling like failures, and we know that a lot of them are suffering mental health problems as a result of being kicked out of clubs are a young age and sometimes contemplating suicide, it is a very difficult problem. it is, it is a tough industry. but having said that, from when i was playing until now, the clubs are doing more for
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the youngsters, they're getting them into programmes. once you get released, they follow your next steps to see will you go from there. that still helps you to govern yourself in terms of the real world because these things do happen, you get kids who are released and had nothing to fall back on. what i would also say is the people around you as well, if you have a good agent, your parents are good, if you have the right people around you, they can tell you that football is a very short career, so you have got to look alternatives as well while you are playing. what is your advice toa you are playing. what is your advice to a young kid like you were with huge talent who dreams of being a superstar, going to your favourite club, liverpool or whatever it is, but they're not making it? what advice would you give? there are no short cuts in life, you have got to work hard. no matter what you do in life, you have got to work hard, especially in football. if you work
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ha rd especially in football. if you work hard and be disciplined and make sacrifices, you will get the top. but if you don't get the top, you have to keep things in perspective? exactly. that is why, when you need the right people around you, to guide you, to say, if this don't happen, you have alternatives and other options you can get into. great to talk to you and very good with everything you do from now on and good luck with your book out today. the irish prime minister, leo varadkar, has told theresa may he won't accept any brexit deal that gives london the unilateral power to halt backstop arrangements for the border with northern ireland. mr varadkar said an arrangement with a time limit would not be "worth the paper it's written on". the cabinet meets tomorrow to discuss preparations to leave the eu — both with and without a deal. let's go live to brussels to speak to our reporter, adam fleming. what is the significance of what mr
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varadkar has been saying today? what is the significance of what mr varadkar has been saying today7m has made this complicated process and backs doctor is uk wide or an extension of the transition period become quite clear what the key issues are, and there are two of them. number one, is it the uk wide backstop and is there still written into the brexit treaty the legally binding withdrawal agreement is an option whereby northern ireland would be treated differently from the rest of the uk? and issue number two, this backstop, whicheverform it takes, is the exit mechanism, the clause written into it whereby both sides will decide it is no longer needed, is that acceptable to the british government and the members of parliament and the rest of the cabinet in the uk? that it what it has boiled down to, is the backstop uk wide and has a northern ireland only element, and how'd you get out of backstop? this is what it is
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coming down to and what negotiators going out really hard in the negotiating room, they are in the tunnel at the moment, which means the work privately, we do not get to see in an very little information comes out, it is a frustrating process. the sunday times yesterday had a big spread saying a deal was pretty much done, but what is your sense of how much progress is still needed to be made? theresa may said it is 95% done this deal, how much more has to be hammered out? the jokeis more has to be hammered out? the joke is that if you get on a plane in the pilot said, the good news is the plane is 95% done, let's take—off, you the plane is 95% done, let's ta ke—off, you would the plane is 95% done, let's take—off, you would not be keen to ta ke take—off, you would not be keen to take off! it is the last hobbit remains to be done. if they do not reach a satisfactory conclusion, there is no transition period, no citizen rights, no financial settle m e nt citizen rights, no financial settlement because in the infamous phrase nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, this is the
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really ha rd everything is agreed, this is the really hard bit. the reason there has been so much excitement about this week though is because people have looked toward the uk wanted, which was a special brexit summit on the weekend of the 17th of november to seal the deal so the deal could then be brought back to parliament and the ratification process could then be started, and people counted back from all the things that need to happen in terms of the eu bree krissy, squaring off the cabinet, speaking to european affairs ministers, speaking the ambassador said to prepare that meeting and getting the cabinet behind the deal, and people looked at the 17th of november, counted back like a reverse advent calendar, and it got the dispute being a crucial week with the deal would need to be done, but you speak to people in brussels and they say, it does not need to be and they say, it does not need to be a special summit, it could be a week after that or ten days after that which means we might go through this whole rigmarole again next monday, and even the monday after that.|j wouldn't and even the monday after that.” wouldn't be surprised! i like the
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reverse advent calendar, maybe without the chocolate in it! the headlines on bbc news: the metropolitan police says they'll step up petrols on the streets of the capital after four fatal stabbings in the last five days. mass protests in iran against fresh us sanctions. the us secretary of state says it will exert relentless pressure until it stops funding what he called violent and destabilishing activities. donald trump and barack obama both on the campaign trail with just hours to go until america's crucial midterm elections. around 180,000 people can expect a pay rise of £9 per week because their employers have signed up to the voluntary real living wage scheme. it's based on what a full—time worker with a family needs to survive, and it's over £1 an hour more than the minimum wage, but there's concern it could cause employers to push up prices. our economics correspondent, andy verity, reports. an inexpensive way to
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satisfy hungry customers. part of the reason it's cheap is the staff at this award—winning chippie in south london are paid modestly and might themselves struggle to afford a more expensive meal. i look round for bargains, especially on meat. because i think meat has gone out of proportion in prices. about 5,000 employers, including a third of the biggest companies in the country, have signed up to a voluntary scheme to pay what's described as a real living wage, worked out by the charity the living wage foundation. it is substantially more than the legal minimum wage set by the government of £7.83 per hour if you are over 25. employers signed up to the voluntary scheme will raise wages by 25p an hour to £9 an hour, and by 35p per hour for staff working in london. this year, we've seen private rental costs go up, council tax go up, public transport has got more expensive, and the basic price
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of the sort of basic goods you buy in your supermarket shop has also gone up. all of that has come together to mean that people need more this year to meet their basic costs of living. other costs have been rising, such as in the case of a chippie, potatoes, squeezing employers' profit margins. the price of your fish and chips pays for a lot more than just fish and chips and may have to rise to fund living wages for staff. we need to increase our staff salary because the cost of living is going up. and it's london prices, london rents, transport, travelling — it is expensive. and it's not fair on them. we want quality people to work here, and we need to pay a fair wage. premiership football clubs are under pressure, because what they pay top players, up to £300,000 per week, is nearly 1,000 times as much as they pay to casual and contract workers on minimum wage. while four premiership clubs have signed up to pay all staff the living wage,
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many top playing clubs, such as manchester united and manchester city, still haven't. andy verity, bbc news. the government wants to make preventing illness the focus of the new long term plan for the nhs in england. health and social care secretary matt hancock says the aim is for people to have five more years of healthy, independent life by 2035. digital technology would be used to predict patients' illnesses, and encourage employers to improve the health of their staff. at the moment, it takes too long and there are too many invasive tests to diagnose illnesses. doctors often have to try several different treatments before they arrive on what is right for a patient, but two new technologies, artificial intelligence and the comics, have the potential to change that. i want us the potential to change that. i want us to see the use of predictive prevention to stop people becoming
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patients and to deliver more targeted interventions with better results when they do fall ill incident simply broadcasting m essa 9 es incident simply broadcasting m essa g es to incident simply broadcasting messages to the nation, technology allows us to support much targeted advice, messages and interventions for those most at risk. how would you feel about waiting a month to have your bins emptied? well, conwy council in north wales has introduced four—weekly rubbish collections to save money and boost recycling, but the decision has proved controversial. tomos morgan has the story. so it looks like you're already fairly organised. indeed. plastic cans, brown cardboard, glass and paper, easy to take out. sabrina edwards lives with her partner and a stepson. she is a stickler when it comes to recycling, but last month, in a bid to increase recycling rates across this county, conwy council changed black bin refuse collections to once every four weeks. after three weeks, we will count
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down to the next collection, looking at the chart waiting for it to happen. yeah, i have got to borrow from next door, she doesn't mind us using it. it is always full, every time. for households with six or more, an additional wheelie bin will be provided. those collecting rubbish across conwy have witnessed locals' worries first—hand. residents have shown concerns to ourselves in terms of how they are going to manage. it is more those with particularly young families, we still see sometimes all of the recycling going into the grey bins at the moment, but it is reducing as time goes on. residents here on the east side of the county have had a chance to come to terms with the new regime. they were part of a year—long trial before these four—weekly collections were implemented across the whole of the county, and the result of that trial from the recycling had increased by 14% and the amount of refuse in these black bins had
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decreased by almost a third. by 2020, the uk has a target of recycling 50% of all household waste, and wales is currently the only country in britain meeting that figure. the welsh government have set their own target, wanting local authorities to achieve a recycling rate of 64% by the end of 2020. hitting targets and improving recycling rates is the reason behind the change here. the council will also be saving almost £400,000 a year. isn't this simply a cost—cutting measure? we are actually out there to recycle and, the more we recycle, the better it is for the future. we have seen all of the programmes, blue planet, and we know that that is the way forward and that is what we are doing for our residents. so it is not a cost—cutting measure? no, any benefits alongs the side are purely additional. two years ago, falkirk
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in scotland was the first local authority in britain to move to four—weekly collections. in the year that followed, they saw almost a 5% increase in recycling. neighbouring welsh councils are watching closely and are considering changes. with christmas around the corner, reusing the leftover turkey won't be the only form of recycling being done in conwy this festive season. now, good news if you're a fane of the spice girls — they've announced they are reforming and they'll be going on their first tour in a decade around the uk next year. they shared the news on their official twitter page
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with a video, but revealed that posh spice, victoria beckham, won't be joining the group for their relaunch. the group will begin the tour with six uk dates starting with manchester injune 2019. chi chi izundu, our reporter, is here with the details. how much of the surprises this? i do not think it is much of a surprise you are hard—core spice girls fan because they had been dropping hints all year. this started off in the bree with a nice picture atjerry horne's house, then they have been dropping hints, videos of emma bunton and the studio, last week, mlb dressed up as victoria beckham for halloween with a sign saying, going on tour, and apparently the list for the jonathan ross show lea ked list for the jonathan ross show leaked early and the spice girls
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name was on it, so that was an even bigger hint, and then today, emma bunton on her breakfast show announced, we do have it later on, and was the tall, not that dates around the uk, confirmed as much as the uk but a global world tour shortly afterwards. they were last together for the launch of london 2012 olympics? they helped close the olympics in 2012, and that was the last time all five were on stage together because if you recall, geri left the spice girls in the early naughties and therefore they performed a number of years as a foursome and then called a day. and then for the olympics, victoria joined them but she said she cannot joined them but she said she cannot join them due to business commitments. she is a huge name in the fashion world, the victorian beckham brand has just the fashion world, the victorian beckham brand hasjust celebrated its first tenth anniversary, she's busy with that and because of those commitments you will not be joining them on this tour but she says she
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still a spice girl and back them from the sewing needle somewhere else! is it the spice girls without past? it is. people are missed algebra about the band may want to see the band and remember those great songs. they were girl power. they were the most successful all—female band of the time and sold 85 million albums around the world, they were not a small flash in the pan in music history, they were large. now they are coming back to doa large. now they are coming back to do a world tour and will try to galvanise not just the fans they do a world tour and will try to galvanise notjust the fans they had from the 19905 through the 2000 but encourage younger fans to join the parade a5 encourage younger fans to join the parade as well. i am guessing you areafan? parade as well. i am guessing you are a fan? i am a bit of a fan, yes! i have been known to dance to some of the numbers! it is criminal, but
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it is fine! are you a fan of the spice girls? of course, we all are. it is looking mild, 17 celsius today in the south—east. fantastic for november. the night will be mild and will turn for the with moisture in the air. it does not take much to create fog. the moisture is coming in from the south from the mediterranean. that air wafting from the south. it is laden with moisture and water hence we will see fog forming across the midlands in the yorkshire. temperatures are 15 celsius or so, they will hover around 13, 14 or 15. most of us
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probably will not mark bonfire night, it is a school night, but traditionally the night is the night so there might be some fireworks going on here and there. this is what it looks like through the night. a lot of dry weather around, temperatures will dip down to 10 celsius. we have already had rain in we5tern pa rt5 of celsius. we have already had rain in western parts of scotland and this weather front moves of the atlantic. this will be a troublemaker a5 weather front moves of the atlantic. this will be a troublemaker as we go through tuesday and into wednesday. it will bring a good dollop of rain the south—western part5 it will bring a good dollop of rain the south—western parts of england and wales in the northern ireland, around the irish sea in western scotland. tuesday and wednesday will be soggy, further towards the east much better. he is wednesday's weather forecast, a lot much better. he is wednesday's weatherforecast, a lot going on here, a lot of isobars, weather fro nts here, a lot of isobars, weather fronts and splodges of blue which can only mean one thing, very u nsettled can only mean one thing, very unsettled weather to come midweek. he is the rain. quite heavy, the
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dark blue covers across northern ireland in western scotland, wales, even for the east will have shower5, but not a complete write—off because some 5un5hine around, most likely further towards the east. pretty u nsettled further towards the east. pretty unsettled and that un5ubtle theme will continue in the thursday and friday. temperatures will not deploy that low, 14 in london, 13 on friday and for most of us double figures but the weather will not be that pleasant, a lot of cloud. a bit of sunshine, allspice, ishould pleasant, a lot of cloud. a bit of sunshine, allspice, i should say. hundreds more police officers on the streets in london after four murders in five days.
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one of the victims was just 15 — the london mayor says there is no quick solution. we've got to actually focus on a generation, and the reality is that it may be a generation before we get to levels of violent crime that are acceptable. we'll be looking at how much of it is down to the changing nature of gangs in the capital. also tonight... east sussex becomes the latest council to cut key services to avoid a budget crisis. just hours to go now until americans vote in the mid term elections — and deliver their verdict on donald trump. and how we shall remember them — and the effect the soldiers of the great war had on the britain they came home to. and coming up on bbc news... "bolder" and more "courageous" — that's what captain joe root wants from his england te5t side against sri lanka.
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