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learner good morning. welcome to breakfast, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. our headlines today: a weekend to remember. world leaders gather in europe for events to mark 100 years since the end of world war 1. on the eve of the armistice, we'll be live in paris and belgium as commemorations continue. heavenly father, please help us. driving through the inferno. at least nine people are now known to have died as two major wildfires burn out of control in california. more pressure on the prime minister. boris johnson's brotherjo quits the cabinet as he calls for another brexit referendum. the haka returns to twickenham. it's been four years since england last met new zealand, but twice as long, since they last beat new zealand, but twice as long since they last beat the world champions. good morning. the overnight rain has cleared and today a bright enough
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day, a mixture of sunshine and showers in the forecast. i'll tell you where the heaviest of those showers are expected to be a little bit later on. it's saturday the 10th of november, our top story: around 70 world leaders are gathering in paris for a weekend of special events to mark 100 years since the end of world war one. president trump arrived there late last night and will hold talks with president macron this morning. here, theresa may willjoin the queen for a festival of remembrance at the royal albert hall this evening. 0ur correspondent robert hall has spent the week travelling across the western front, from where he sent this report. last post plays echoing over a tiny village of the city of combres, the clear notes of a bugle found on the battlefield by wilfred 0wen, perhaps britain's most famous first world war poet. 0wen was killed in the final stages of a conflict that drew to a close a few days later.
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this ceremony heralded a week of commemorations across france and belgium. theresa may, who yesterday joined her belgian counterpart to lay wreaths at the graves of the first and the last british soldiers to die on the western front, flies home to attend the national festival of remembrance with the queen and other members of the royal family. the us president, donald trump, arrived in paris last night. he'll hold talks with president macron before joining other world leaders for armistice commemorations in the french capital on sunday. away from the centrepiece events, in towns and villages, at memorials and in cemeteries, visitors of all ages will pay their own tributes to lost relatives. as we move away from those with a living memory of the war, we need to ensure young people understand what their families did in the war. we all know that men went home and they never spoke to their families about what they'd endured and what they'd seen. i see it very much as the commission's role to continue to tell that story so future generations know what happened
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and keep alive the memories. an estimated 19 million people, military and civilian, were killed during four years of war. wilfred 0wen used his verses to express anger at the slaughter. he was trying to scream at the world, i think, to say, "for goodness‘ sake, let's stop this!" he wasn't a pacifist, but it's madness, isn't it? robert hall, bbc news, northern france. we'll talk to the author sir michael mirpurgo about we'll talk to the author sir michael mirpur go about his tribute to the armistice and henryjust after 9am. at least nine people have been killed and more than 150,000 have been forced to leave their homes as two wildfires continue to burn out of control in california. five of those killed were found in their cars in butte county, where the town
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of paradise has been devastated by the flames. further south, the city of thousand oaks, where a mass shooting claimed the lives of 12 people on wednesday, is also at risk. correspondent james cook sent this report. heavenly father, please help us. please help us to be safe. it was a desperate dash for survival. pursued by a wildfire devouring the equivalent of 80 football pitches a minute. paradise sits on a ridge, and a few roads down quickly became choked with traffic. some motorists abandoned their cars and ran for their lives, with children and pets in their arms. the hardest thing about this all is the people that may not have had the benefit that i had to get out when i got out. i started crying. the extent of the disaster here is not yet clear, but what we know already is grim.
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bodies have been found in the charred remains of vehicles. well, we're just driving into paradise now, and it's really a frightening scene. there are telegraph poles on fire, electricity has been cut. we've been driving past some houses which have been burned, and we're hearing disturbing reports from inside paradise itself about many deaths and injuries there. this is what we found. paradise is not just lost, but annihilated. in southern california, two big blazes raged towards the pacific ocean. tens of thousands of people in their path had to flee. this fire burned on the edge of thousand oaks, a city already reeling from a mass shooting in a bar. the communities of calabasas and malibu have also been evacuated. the fire which consumed paradise was driven by hot desert winds
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rushing down to the sea. the air here is acrid. you can actually taste the chemicals as they smoulder. and it is eerie and frankly pretty awful to walk here in the ashes of people's lives. james cook, bbc news, paradise, in california. the conservative mp jo johnson is being both praised and criticised by members of his own party after quitting as transport minister over the government's brexit plans. mrjohnson, whose brother boris also resigned from his cabinet post this year, is calling for another referendum. 0ur political correspondent tom bartonjoins us now from london. how damaging is this for the prime minister? chris mason has more. i've been doing my sums, and by my count, this is the seventh
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time that the prime minister has seen a resignation letter plonked down on her desk from a minister saying i'm leaving your government over brexit. jojohnson‘s language around his resignation was devastating. it was a devastating critique of her brexit plan. and he also joined a very small group of conservative mps in advocating another referendum. the deal that is being finalised at the moment in brussels and across whitehall is so radically different to what was being proposed in the referendum campaign that i think it's really important the public is given a chance to confirm that this is indeed the extraordinary basis on which they want to leave the european union. it's not going to deliver trade deals. it's not going to lead to us becoming a singaporean turbocharged economy on the edge of europe, far from it. we're going to be signing up to all the rules and regulations over which we will no longer have a say. beyond his criticisms, though, there's another big reason why this resignation matters and it matters because of the brutal arithmetic
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of a hung parliament. the prime minister is propped up in government by northern ireland's democratic unionist party. we know they have reservations about her brexit blueprint as well, so the big question this morning is are there any other conservative mps who might be tempted to walk out too? because everyone that does is another mp voting to reject any deal she manages to secure when it comes before parliament. we are reaching the real crunch point now of brexit. that was our political correspondent chris mason. and we'll be speaking to jo johnson's dad, stanley, just after 8am. thousands of plug—in hybrid cars bought with government grants are burning as much fuel as regular cars, according to new research shown to the bbc. data shows that many drivers never charge their vehicles and rely instead on their petrol or diesel engines. subsidies for new plug—ins were scrapped last month, but drivers still pay less car tax and benefit from free parking. joe miller has more. tech workerjosh can't remember the last time he filled up
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a tank of petrol. thanks to a subsidised charging point, his plug—in hybrid has enough electric power to do the school run or pick up groceries. butjosh might be the exception. the vast majority of plug—ins are sold to commercial fleets whose drivers are not as diligent. when they're regularly charged, plug—in hybrids should be able to do around 130 miles per gallon of fuel. but data compiled for the bbc shows that many such cars bought by large companies with the help of government grants were only doing about a0 miles per gallon. in other words, they were about as efficient as your regular petrol motor. for seven years, buyers of plug—in hybrids were entitled to a subsidy of up to £11,500, but this incentive has sometimes backfired. there are actually some examples where it employs aren't actually there are actually some examples
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where employees aren't actually charging these vehicles up and the charge cable is still in the boot, in a cellophane wrapper, not actually doing anything while the company and employee are going in and out of petrol stations all the time, paying for all this additional fuel when the vehicles could be quite easily charged up. it's ridiculous. the miles consultancy says more charging points would help prevent such misuse, but the trade body that represents fleets says higher taxes on diesel cars are to blame. we've unfortunately got a situation where a poorly designed tax regime is driving poor behaviours. we've got some situations where company drivers are producing a vehicle based on tax liability rather than the right vehicle for the rightjob. the government says it still believes plug—in hybrids ring the government says it still believes plug—in hybrids bring significant environmental benefits, but the uk's plan to reduce emissions will depend more on drivers like josh. joe miller, bbc news. strictly come dancing star dannyjohn—jules and his partner
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amy dowden have insisted there are no problems between them, despite reports of a bust—up in rehearsals. amy admitted on bbc two's it takes two that things got a little intense during training and danny, seen here dancing the jive, dismissed claims he'd left his partner in tears. all i can tell you is that the only reason i'm here this far is because of amy, and i'd never bite the hand that feeds me. i'm more than happy... it's probably the best dancing we've done in the last couple of days since i've been on the show, and i'm just happy to go along. she's the boss, she wears the pants. we'll have all the weather looking ahead for the weekend for use. mike will have the sport shortly as well. four years ago, the moat at the tower of london was filled with ceramic poppies, commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the great war. each represented a british serviceman who died in the conflict. 11,000 of those poppies have made their way north to the imperial war museum here in salford as part of an exhibition looking at the history of remembrance. senior curator laura clouting is here to tell us more.
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good morning, laura. good morning. looking like something —— looking at something like that at the imperial war museum something like that at the imperial warmuseum in something like that at the imperial war museum in salford is so evocative and important, particularly now. the poppies, which have come as part of the installation on tour starting at the tower of london, now ending its journey at the imperial warm you —— implore imperial war museum, it reminds us of the scale of the loss —— imperialwar reminds us of the scale of the loss —— imperial war museum. that's what we mainly think about, the unsurpassed toll of the first world war in that conflict. it's never been surpassed for british forces and 100 years lighter, it is time for us to reflect on what that means and the relevance of it and the experience of that conflict —— later. the images are from the tower
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of london, many people will remember them, very dramatic images. let's go back to the shop in salford, did you say you were calling it the wave? —— the shot. talk us about that. the wave is part of the installation. there was the weeping window as well, very dramatic, theatrical approach to these individuals around the poppies, about 11,000 of them but part of a bigger number, up to 1 million, each of which is due to represent a serviceman who died in the conflict. the overall impact you got by going to the tower of london in 2014 was to understand just how many people, both british and empire service men, had died, and the wave that you is one part of that. we're really pleased to have that outside for this remembrance weekend to help give a sense of the scale of loss.
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people very much conscious now, 100 yea rs people very much conscious now, 100 years since armistice day, the centenary marking that. the way we remember, though, has gone in peaks and troughs over the last 100 years, hasn't it? some elements have endured remarkably, very tenacious in a. the service at the cenotaph, almost unchanged in almost 99 years from when the first one occurred in 1919 -- from when the first one occurred in 1919 —— tenaciously. the two minutes' silence, that's been a feature of british public life since 1919. other things have evolved surprisingly to some extent. things like the wave, the poppies installation, that's a whole new approach for the 21st—century and i would argue popular culture, films, books, plays, poetry, these are ways we increasingly turn to to understand the human impact of what this war was like. it is interesting to see these black
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and white footage, you are of course familiar with the coloured footage and new technology in some ways has brought some of the images that we are used to seeing and made it seem more contemporary and that will become more important over the years, won't it? this war, of course we know it so much in black and white through the photography and film but that is a startling visual record in its own right but by being able to colour rise, as we've seen in the new peterjackson film, i think it is another way in to the experience of humanising it, of being able to empathise and understand these were ordinary people like us who were asked to do something extraordinary. people like us who were asked to do something extraordinarym people like us who were asked to do something extraordinary. it is interesting, thank you so much for coming in, and it will be there for how long in salford? this is the final weekend for us to display the waves and then it will become part of the imperial war is the collections permanently. —— into
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real war museum collections. here's a reminder of some of the events taking place this weekend. later today, president macron and the german chancellor angela merkel will attend a quiet service in compiegne in france, where the armistice was signed 100 years ago tomorrow. tonight, the prime minister willjoin the queen and military leaders for a festival of remembrance at the royal albert hall. and tomorrow, it's the traditional laying of poppy wreaths at the cenotaph in london, followed by a service at westminster abbey. chris is here with a look at this morning's weather. hello, thank you. the weekend weather is looking quite unsettled. 0ver weather is looking quite unsettled. over the last 48 hours parts of western wales have seen half of‘s worth of rain. very heavy rain. more of that to come this weekend in the guise of showers. and by mcleod is pushing east away from the uk, that brought wet weather overnight. we are concentrating on these
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thunderclouds approach in wales in south—west england. we already have a number of showers but the showers over the next few hours will get heavier and much more widespread. it is one of those mornings were most areas across wales in south—west england will see a number of heavy downpours and overtime those heavy showers will spread into the midlands, central southern england and the south—east this afternoon at the bill still be some sunshine between those showers and the showers will get a little bit more widespread later in the day across the south—west, that is where we will see the best of the day's whether later on. north—east england, northern ireland and scotland, reasonable weather to start with morning sunshine. showers restricted for a time to the western isles and highlands but later on, showers working into southern parts of scotland, northern ireland probably not seeing too many, you may get away with things here, and temperatures, 11 and 14 degrees so mild that this time of year. further showers pushing northwards across scotla nd showers pushing northwards across scotland overnight, more downpours
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too across western coast and particularly into the south, the south—west looks particularly worked through the night. temperatures not too bad in the south, 10 degrees or so in london but turning cool further north, temperatures in the towns and cities for all five degrees. tomorrow, remembrance sunday, low pressure is with us and we have to brisk up with the winds with us, they will start to influence where the showers and a reginaian. again, western. southern parts also will see the lion ‘s share. nowhere is immune, some sunny spells between the downpours and we will continue to have a fairly gusty south—west of the winds which means it'll be another mild day so out of the showers into the sunshine we won't feel too bad a high of between ten and 14. on the weekend, —— the week ahead, sunshine and passing showers, generally not lasting too long because the winds pushes them across the skies quickly but mr richards mild, highs could reach 15 or16 in
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richards mild, highs could reach 15 or 16 in london. at this time of year, highs would normally be around 11 so it is warm to this time of year. acta u2. —— back to you two. the gender pay gap has been at the heart of many heated discussions this year and many companies have had to disclose figures showing any difference in pay between their male and female employees. today is what campaigners are calling equal pay day, which aims to highlight discrimination at the workplace. according to figures from the office for national statistics, the gender pay gap in 2017 was at 14%. campaigners say that means women technically work for free for the last 52 days of the year. counting back from the end of the calendar, that gets us to today, the 10th of november. we're joined now by kate cooper, head of research at the institute of leadership and management. good morning to use and thank you for joining good morning to use and thank you forjoining us. good morning to use and thank you for joining us. —— good morning to use and thank you forjoining us. —— to you. the calculation at the point in time is the year, there has been so much
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focus on the issue particularly this year, building up. do you sense anything is changing? we are here the same day as we were last year, we are still working for 52 days with no money which is a great way of kuring attention to the subject. i think the attention to the gender pay gap, especially among media companies earlier this year, was terrific. because people had nowhere to hide, people were being forced to report and the level of compliance was excellent with the reporting and now we are sure that hr directors around the country will say what are we doing about it? how inextricably make sure we are now worrying are closing the gap? do you have evidence for that? it is how much interest there is or advice... hedge a company could, as they all do, right its policy statement and yet... that has been the reality for many years, has a not? we have never had a measure as clearly as the
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gender pay gap until now and i totally agree with you about policy and people in sitting rooms are writing policies for ever and ever but actually what this is about is individuals being made every day by people who hire, by people who promote, by people who give high profile projects and collectively if they are thinking more creatively, if they are taking a little bit longer to think about how can i get not a man in this role, who else may dojust as good not a man in this role, who else may do just as good a job, not a man in this role, who else may dojust as good a job, then collectively we will see a difference. is there a difference between the way the gender pay gap is being addressed and other pay cuts? the ethnicity pay gaps, diversity in general? if the whole coverage this year now skewing towards the gender pay gap?|j coverage this year now skewing towards the gender pay gap? i think thatis towards the gender pay gap? i think that is the problem. 0n we start talking about gender we get all of the other people but if you start defining jobs on the basis of what needs to be done, not what the person did before or not on x number
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of years experience that may not be releva nt, of years experience that may not be relevant, then everybody benefits. but that is common sense, isn't it? it is. but it has not been applied for years. it seems to be the norm. so what will push this and make a difference? the past two years, 2016 and 17, a 10th of november has been that day and it has not moved so when will it move significantly and what will drive that? it is going to bea what will drive that? it is going to be a business case that ultimately drives it. when a talent shortages and people have to think differently about where they get their talent from. and we are already getting huge predictions about, especially leadership, management, there are not enough people to take those roles and what we have to look elsewhere all lose people, that will drive the solution full because the talent is absolutely there. what rights to individuals have? there may be a female watching this now thinking i am hearing what you are saying but what rights do i have?
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they go to their workplace and to hate chart and they said i have said maybe i have been underpaid as opposed to a —— so—and—so who lives opposite me. they can take it to hate chart and that will be help —— helped by... but we know they can do that but what are their rights? isn't that making it the problem of the individual who say they are feeling discriminated against? it is easy when it is one person putting a case so i don't think that is the angle we should be taking. but i think if people know how they are equipped, if there is a system in place that says you are allowed, you are able to use this system to prove or to say i want information, then they can do something about it because so far those at the top have not been willing to turn around to those lower down and say hold on, i don't think we are treating you quite fairly because it is easy to leave it alone, isn't it? unless you
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are being called out on the gender pay gap, and that is... so that is the question. and also women going into the workforce and underrepresented groups and saying ifi underrepresented groups and saying if i want a career, serious about advancing, do i want to work somewhere where there is a gender pay gap and if there are talent shortages they will just pay gap and if there are talent shortages they willjust not pay gap and if there are talent shortages they will just not apply to those companies it is back to the individual, i suppose, feeling empowered to actually be able to make decisions about where they apply forjobs make decisions about where they apply for jobs on the make decisions about where they apply forjobs on the basis of this sort of information. it is intriguing, thank you so much with the —— thank you so much for speaking to us, kate. for decades, the sacrifice of more than 140 men who died during the first world war has been recognised at a parliament memorial, dedicated to peers, mps and officers. but 96 years after its completion, a historian discovered that one former mp had been forgotten. his name has now been added, and our political correspondent matt cole got exclusive access to see the newly updated monument. when the great war came, the house
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of westminster and to the calls, appears, mps and their sons and senior parliamentary offices too went to war. 0r than 140 did not return. —— the powers of westminster and said their calls. the memorial was erected in 1922 listing every name and save for one. that's a gerald arbuthnot, once mp for burnley, his omission and error now rectified banks to the research of one historian. this it is. this is gerald arbuthnot on the war memorial after 96 years of his name not being there but you will notice other mps
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who served during the first world war. how did that happen? how does the name get forgotten? because he was not an mp for very long and perhaps people didn't remember he was an mp betweenjanuary and december 1910 and a former mp at the time they were not originally added to the memorial in 1921 but then some former mps were added to this panel in 1922 so really he should have been there at that time. they just forgot him? theyjust have been there at that time. they just forgot him? they just forgot him which is rather sad but now he is being remembered. only briefly an mp, gerald arbuthnot stayed in politics in other ways until war broke out when he took command of a minesweeper but his desire to actively engage the enemy took him to the somme, securing a commission of the grenadier guards and on the 25th of september 1916, knowing he faced almost certain death, he joined fellow officers trying to cut through wires and touched by the british bombardment. and was killed. he is buried in the citadel new military cemetery in three core.
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remembered in france, his name nakia too, but is he the only forgotten hero? with the work of the history of parliament trust we are sure that we have all of the names of those peers and mps and the sun of mps, all their names have now been included. family of the forgotten hero are delighted to learn about him, including one relative himself a former mp who spent 28 years in parliament unaware of his distant cousin's sacrifice. i'm delighted he is now come to light and it is seem as though he was part of a generation that truly believed in duty and standing by their country. very brave, very brave man indeed. we can remember him properly now. very brave, very brave man indeed. we can remember him properly nowm now, 100 years on from armistice day, the memorial here in parliament is finally complete. 145 names joined by one more. all now to be
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equally honoured for making the ultimate sacrifice. matt cole, bbc news, westminster. it will have more extended coverage of the events across the weekends this morning. still to come this morning, malala yousafzai's dad will be here to talk about his support for feminism, his daughter's work, and their lifelong fight for equality. that's just after 8 o'clock. stay with us, headlines coming up. hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. around 70 world leaders are gathering in paris for a weekend of special events to mark 100 years since the end of world war one. president trump arrived there late last night and will hold talks with president macron this morning. here, theresa may willjoin the queen for a festival of remembrance at the royal albert hall this evening. there will be live coverage of the events to mark the centenary across the bbc this weekend. it begins later as huw edwards hosts the festival of remembrance from the royal albert
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hall tonight at 8:30pm on bbc one. and tomorrow david dimbleby, dan snow and tina daheley present live coverage of the service of remembrance from the cenotaph from 10am. at least nine people have been killed and more than 250,000 have been evacuated as three wildfires continue to burn out of control in california. five of those killed were found in their cars in butte county, where the town of paradise has been devastated by the flames. further south, the city of thousand oaks, where a mass shooting claimed the lives of 12 people on wednesday, has also been affected. earlier a note, local newspaper editor told us what was going on where he is —— a local. editor told us what was going on where he is -- a local. it was so overwhelming firefighters couldn't spend a lot of time on each house, they did what they could and moved on. i think they're getting a better grip on the fire, but when the winds
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of 40-50 grip on the fire, but when the winds of 40—50 mph and there's so much fuel in the ground in a green city like thousand oaks, the odds just act against them. we're going to see act against them. we're going to see a lot of structures damaged, we don't know exactly how many yet. of course the shooting this week has shocked thousand oaks, it's been a difficult week, that's how i began the interview with you, can you explain how the community feels after that? thousand oaks is 130,000 people but it feels much smaller than that. this is a community that prides itself on its family, its schools, it's prides itself on its family, its schools, its young people, and really the shooting that happened wednesday evening, it's really rattled the city. it takes a lot of pride in being one of the safest places anywhere in the country, in fa ct, places anywhere in the country, in fact, a place where there's very few violent crimes and. everyone's waking up to the reality where we've seen something that can happen anywhere. i've seen a lot of efforts on behalf of residents to come out
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and support each other. there was a communitywide vigil last evening. they had a full house, they opened up they had a full house, they opened up to theatres to get everyone in there. there's a ton of support for these families and victims but it will take a while to heal. thousand 0aks never wanted to be added to those cities that have experienced this. as someone who's lived in this city for ten years and covered it, i thought it would never happen here and now that it has, it will take some time to get to grips with that. we can show you some live pictures coming in now to the studios. pictures taken from a helicopter. this is ventura county, it is 11:30pm inventory county, and you get a sense of the blazes. a moment ago you were hearing there were still real problems overnight. many hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated. you get a sense of the scale of the problems. also you
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can see, it's a little hard to work out here, you can see some of the residential areas. these problems are caused because there are so many relatively small towns, towns of 130,000 people entirely evacuated because of the dangers of the fires which have thus far, the authorities have been unable to control. we'll keep you up to the with what's going on in california throughout the programme. conservative mp jo johnson is being both praised and criticised by members of his own party after quitting as transport minister over the government's brexit plans. mrjohnson, whose brother boris also resigned from his cabinet post this year, said theresa may's proposals are a terrible mistake, and called for another referendum. downing street's ruled out another vote. thousands of plug—in hybrid cars bought with government grants are burning as much fuel as regular cars, according to new research shown to the bbc. the data show that many drivers never charge their vehicles and rely instead on their petrol or diesel engines. subsidies for new plug—ins were scrapped last month,
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but drivers still pay less car tax and benefit from free parking. there are actually some examples where employees aren't actually charging these vehicles up and the charge cable is still in the boot, in a cellophane wrapper, not actually doing anything while the company and employee are going in and out of petrol stations all the time, paying for all this additional fuel when the vehicles could be quite easily charged up. it's ridiculous. dozens of outfits worn on—stage by the late singer aretha franklin will be sold at auction in new york today. the musician, known as the queen of soul, died in august at the age of 76 after being diagnosed with cancer. she won 18 grammys and sold more than 75 million records during a career which spanned seven decades. the royal mail has released a set of stamps to celebrate the 70th birthday of the prince of wales. two of the six images show prince charles with his sons, william and harry, one in their military uniform and another in their polo kit.
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another shows charles with his wife, the duchess of cornwall. the prince's birthday is on wednesday. the time is 7:35am. mike's here with the sport. england against new zealand to today and tomorrow. england have been dominant in the rugby league, they've already won the series, the third match at elland road in leeds, in rugby union, this young team is probably the best ever. over time, the new zealand success rate, against all teams, but especially against all teams, but especially against england is extraordinary. they've been the team to beat for decades. sometimes, eddie jones they've been the team to beat for decades. sometimes, eddiejones says that they are so good that it is like watching a movie, but hopefully not today, he says they want to be the directors!
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the last time haka last fought it out with the sound of swing low, sweet chariot at twickenham when the all blacks won, and after england's narrow win over south africa last weekend, co—captain 0wen farrell is well aware what's to come. what we've got to make sure is that we don't dip our toe into the weekend and feel our way in. we got to make sure we're throwing ourselves into it and are pretty constant throughout the game with that. so, as i said, we've prepared well this week. we're looking forward to it and we can't wait for the game to come now. it's a 3pm kick—off at twickenham and there's commentary on radio 5live, plus highlights on bbc two at 7:30pm. now, you have to go back to 2008 to find the last time wales beat australia, and they've lost 13 in a row since then. however, they're on a six—match winning run after brushing aside scotland last saturday, and head coach warren gatland is keen to put right their torrid record against the wallabies. to be honest, pretty gutted after a few games that we've been in positions to win them and throw
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those winning positions away and having lost on a number of occasions... we should've beaten australia on quite a few occasions over recent years, and we haven't managed to do it. you want to put that ledger right. wales against australia is live on bbc two at 5pm, but before that, you can watch scotland take on fiji at murrayfield. that's on bbc one at 2pm. the scots will be glad to be back on home turf. they've won eight games in their last nine there, and losing their opening autumn international against wales last weekend will give them extra impetus today. and the six nations champions ireland are on a nine—game winning run at home going into their match against argentina. there's commentary on that one on bbc radio ulster. england's women crushed the usa by 57—5 in the first of their autumn internationals. an early red card effectively ended the usa's challenge, with the roses running in eight tries, including one for katy daley—mclean on her 100th cap no sign of slowing down just yet
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then! it's going to be an emotional afternoon at the king power stadium for leicester city's first match since the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of their chairman and four others. thousands of fans are expected to march from the city centre to the stadium before kick—off against burnley, and the club have announced they plan to honour vichai srivaddhanaprabha with a statue at the ground. we have to honour our chairman and to continue his dream and work for the future. but in this moment, of course, all the different support from everybody is very, very important, and we appreciate a lot, of course. sheffield united missed a penalty and their chance to go top of the championship as the sheffield derby ended goaless. while in the fa cup, heartbreak in the end for non—league harringay borough, as wimbledon of league one settled their first round tie in the last minute.
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mitchell pinnock with the goal. later on, the likes of the met police, stockport and billericay town will try to knock out league opposition. dan walker presents football focus live from the met police ground this lunchtime. aberdeen have moved up the scottish premiership table, thanks to a thunderous strike from gary mackay—steven. that gave them a 1—0 victory over hibernian and they're now five points behind the leaders hearts, who play kilmarnock this afternoon. england winger raheem sterling has become one of the highest—paid footballers in the world. his new contract with manchester city is likely to earn him up to £300,000 a week, or £42,000 a day, about £1,800 an hour, £29 a minute, or about 50p a second! in the time it's taken me to get the teeth in and bring you this bulletin, this story, if you like,
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that's £10... £15 with the way i'm waffling on! lewis hamilton should be right in the mix in qualifying for the brazilian grand prix. he was fractions off the pace in both opening practice sessions. his afternoon in sao paulo went better than nico hulkenburg's, the renault driver wrecked his car. newly crowned champion hamilton was just behind his team—mate valtteri bottas in second practice. after england's men beat sri lanka in their opening test match, england's women begin their quest to add the world t20 title to their 50 overs crown later. england captain heather knight knows it's going to be tough. their first match is against sri lanka. 0bviously after winning the 50 over world cup last year, we probably can't expect to be underdogs all the time, like we were going into that competition. we've had to deal with that extra expectation. the success i guess that's expected of the team now. england against sri lanka starts at 8pm, and there's commentary on every ball of every game on 5live sports extra. the sport of caving may involve being underground, but it's coming to the surface next week as one of the highlights at the uk mountain festival in kendal. we have rich networks of caves from scotland,
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to wales, the mendips in somerset, to north yorkshire, which is where ijoined a group for my first expedition. as the wind howled across the top of the yorkshire dales, time to seek shelter in the hole in the earth... so here we go... ..that leads to the underworld. an adventurer‘s paradise in the city of doctors with its rivers, waterfalls, caverns and rocky cathedrals. it's great, it's like the old star trek, isn't it? boldly go where no man's been before. the cliche is claustrophobia. does this look claustrophobic? at times, yes, it was a bit of a squeeze, but the team around you can help pull you through. you 0k? iam, yes. nice and cosy! i've not been caving before, and i'm surprised at what i can squeeze my way through. ijoined a new to caving group which guides beginners
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into the sport. you should only ever try to cave with qualified instructors who have the equipment for when it starts to get extreme. we've come to a point where the only way to get down the very steep it is by using rope. going down! woah! it's quite fast! i love the adventure of it really, the discovery of finding new places and it's like no other sport really, just going underground. just brace yourself against the walls and down you go! weeeee! wow, daylight at last. we've been underground for about an hour and a half. we've squeezed through tiny crevices, we'd abseiled down big, dark canyons, waded through water and this is what it's all for. wow, so spectacular.
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this is the alum pot, it goes 150ft down there. well, it is real adventure, no mobiles down here. you're just thinking in the moment. it's good for you physically, it's good for you emotionally, and it's something you can do in the uk relatively easily, and you really can explore. it's wonders like this that will be promoted to a wider audience next week at the uk's mountain festival in kendal. you don't have to be in antarctica, you could be here in the yorkshire dales, you could be in the lakes, whatever, just walking, and it feels like an adventure. having enjoyed the views, it was time to go back up to climb up a wobbly ladder through the waterfall. refreshing, yes, but i'd never been so glad of the safety rope. maybe the effort of this is why, when it came to one of the most famous caving challenges in the uk, the cheese press, the crevasse which, in places, isjust 30cm high... move that hat out of the way. itjust got a bit too much. you need to fold going through there. that's me stuck on the far side.
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eventually i wriggled back out before following most of the others on the alternative way up, through the underground rivers and back to the real world, which was still there just a few metres above. ifi if i hadn't had so many layers on to protect me from the cold, although it was very warm, and the water, i might have squeezed through the cheese press. a very narrow gap? 30 centimetres at its narrowest. some did get through. the whiteness of a school... most of it was very accessible. —— width. underground you can go from yorkshire to lancashire to cumbria. what do most people get called if they go underground? in that package they have a surname of arum but they are not all related. interesting. you have to be an arum to do it. they
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helped run the new to caving association. they weren't related? two of them were, but not the other one. now we know! here's chris with a look at this morning's weather. it is quite mild for november, isn't it? four degrees above normal for this time of yearand four degrees above normal for this time of year and it has been a decent start. this was a weather watcher pictures one of the early risers snapped this picture from northamptonshire, chewing sunshine and not much cloud but do not let that full view, it will be a day of sunshine and heavy, blustery showers. thunderstorms beginning to spread into south—west england and the showers will be widespread across southern and western areas and the satellite shows streak of cloud, the weather front, and the satellite shows streak of cloud, the weatherfront, pushing eastwards, out of the way of the uk which is what the overnight rain that these clouds were looking at now approaching wales in south—west england and we have seen already but
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does show is particularly across the south of wales over the next hour or two will get very widespread very heavy with quite a high chance of catching thunder as well so some hefty downpours are on the way. showers across the south coast of england will be moving inland. generally and sunny start of the midlands and much of eastern england but the showers will get going across the middle and central southern england suffered england show was widespread and heavier as we head into the afternoon. it leaves north—east england and northern ireland and much of scotla nd northern ireland and much of scotland with wetter weather but most of the day will be dry and sunny, showers come and go for the western isles and highlands and overtime we will see some of the heavier downpours in across north—east england and southern scotla nd north—east england and southern scotland as well. it is mild, thames 11- 14. as scotland as well. it is mild, thames 11— 14. as we look at the weather pictures, those showers continue —— temperatures. the showers will be widespread around western coast and into the south of england,
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especially the south—west. a mild night, temperatures paulinho lower than ten in the centre of london, call the further north, are five celsius in the towns and cities. ——4 or five degrees. celsius in the towns and cities. ——4 orfive degrees. an celsius in the towns and cities. ——4 or five degrees. an area celsius in the towns and cities. ——4 orfive degrees. an area of low pressure to fill to the west of the uk, strong and gusty south—west of the winds that will continue to drive plenty of showers through, particularly across western and southern areas. the north—east of the uk generally seeing fewer showers in the way of sunshine but mild, temperatures in the best of the sunshine out of the wind to about ten and 14 degrees. into the early pa rt about ten and 14 degrees. into the early part of next week, continuing with a mix of sunshine and passing showers but the winds stays risk which means any showers get blown across the sky quickly and the sunshine comes back out. temperatures up to 15 or 16 in london towards the middle of the week. it should be all at this time of year so it will step on the mild side and we do have more rain to
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come. to be showers on the way for southern parts of wales. what shows for those —— watch out for those. now it's time for newswatch with samira ahmed. hello and welcome to newswatch with me, samira ahmed. brexit campaigner arron banks under investigation by the national crime agency, so should he have been a guest on last week's andrew marr show? and did a united states—obsessed bbc get carried away by this week's midterm elections? first, president trump's relationship with the media has always been fractious, but occasionally, it breaks out into outright confrontation. a news conference in washington on wednesday was one such occasion. i think you should let me run the country, you run cnn and if you did it well, your ratings would be much better. let me ask, if i may... that's enough. if i may ask one other question — are you worried... that's enough.
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pardon me, ma'am... excuse me, that's enough. mr president, one other question, if i may ask, on the russian investigation — are you concerned that you may have... i'm not concerned about anything with the russian investigation because it's a hoax. that's enough. put down the mic. mr president, are you worried about indictments coming down in this investigation? mr president... i tell you what, cnn should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them. you are a rude, terrible person. you shouldn't be working for cnn. jim acosta, the victim there of a presidential tongue lashing, and we heard a lot about donald trump this week and about tuesday night's midterm elections in the united states. not all of it was welcome to everyone, including steven blakemore. whilst i do understand the importance of this week's midterm us elections, they have rather eclipsed other news, particularly from europe. for example, by comparison how much coverage of the devastating storms and floods in italy?
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time and time again, the bbc will focus on what's happening across the atlantic, and follow stories coming from america, rather than closer to home in europe. perhaps it's a language issue, perhaps it's a cultural issue. perhaps it's one reason why so many people in this country don't identify with or feel strongly enough about europe to want to be part of the eu. the united states featured again in the headlines of thursday's news at one, but it was the precise wording here which caught the ear of another viewer. emboldened by success in the midterm elections, donald trump fires his attorney general, and bans a cnn reporter from the white house. ian gilmore seized on a phrase used by clive myrie there, asking: that same bulletin at 1:00
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on thursday attracted criticism for leading on the line from prince charles in a documentary to mark his 70th birthday that he would stop speaking out on topics he feels strongly about when he become king. the item ended like this. and the prince, son and heir: charles at 70, will be shown on bbc one at 9:00 tonight and it will be available after that on the bbc iplayer. john sadler objected to the news priority shown by the bulletin's running order. he recorded this video for us. i was appalled to see that the top story was about prince charles, when he became king.
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the second item on the news was about 12 people being shot dead in a massacre in california. i think the reason for this was because the programme about prince charles later in the evening, so shame on you, bbc, for putting the news that way round, and at least later in the day, you got it in the right order, so please don't make that kind of mistake again. last sunday's interview on the andrew marr show with arron banks provoked a storm of controversy before it had aired. the businessman is the subject of a criminal investigation into claims that he was not the true source of £8 million loaned to his leave.eu campaign in the 2016 referendum — claims which he denies. thousands of people contacted the bbc, arguing he was not a suitable guest for the programme, with terence bowen writing: andrew kirkland wondered:
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and lance dyer added: when the interview was broadcast, it proved a testy encounter. where did the money originally come from? i'm telling you it came from a uk company... which? ..that had cash generated in the uk. which uk company? rock services, we've... rock services is a shell company. it doesn't generate money. you've just said it's a shell company. you told parliament that rock services was just a service company, you've told me something very different today. i haven't seen the actual transcript of that, i will go back and look back and look at that, but i'm telling you the source of the funding was rock services.
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0pinions were divided about whether interviewer or interviewee came better out of that, but on wednesday, mr banks tweeted he has bumped or dropped from next week's question time. david dimbleby had said on air that arron banks was going to be on next thursday's programme but the bbc said in a statement that: well, let's talk about the interview which did take place withjohn neil, the editor of the andrew marr show, why did you decide to interview arron banks last sunday? arron banks is — made the single biggest donation in british political history to the unofficial leave campaign, leave. eu and on tuesday, the electoral commission published a 6—page document which set out questions that it still thinks needs answering about where the money came from aeron banks passed on to leave.eu, and then on thursday, the national crime agency announced they were undertaking a criminal investigation into these details, so on sunday there was a clear
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public interest in doing that interview, and it is a news story and we're a news programme and it's an obvious interview for us to want to do. of course, this was after we knew he was under investigation by the national crime agency, who look into serious and organised crime. is it right for the bbc to have decided to interview him under those circumstances? i can see why people are concerned about this. i mean, absolutely i think it is. so, first of all if we deal with the legal side of it, so arron banks has denied any wrongdoing all the way along, he has never been charged or arrested with any crime so proceedings aren't active, so there's no legal impediment to us doing the interview. we can't prejudice any future trial. but at the same time, i can see that it is an unusual interview to do but i think it is purely unusual because it's not very often that people who are under criminal investigation will do a live tv news interview, but i think that is largely because their lawyers advise them not to. in this instance, arron banks was happy to do the interview and we wanted to do the interview with him because, as i said,
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there were very clear questions that hadn't been answered about where the money came from that went into leave.eu. even if there is no legal reason why you couldn't do the interview can you not see why many viewers were concerned that it might prejudice a future trial and the bbc should have been thinking about that? we were thinking about it. and you know, again, the answer comes back to the fact that legally, there was no impediment whatsoever to that interview. again, mr banks has not been charged, he hasn't been arrested so there is no active proceedings, and as there is no active proceedings, there is no reason for us not to do the interview. i will say again, you know, it is an unusual, i think it is an unusual occurrence to interview someone who is under criminal investigation but that tends to be because those people tend not to do interviews, or they certainly tend not to do news interviews, on the advice of their lawyers, but we didn't have that problem. have you asked people in similar circumstances? under criminal investigation? i don't think i have. i can't think of an instance where we have, but there is no reason we wouldn't. i mean, one doesn't come to mind
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but again, there is no reason we wouldn't do that. bbc editors would say "we're always in charge of the interviews" but some viewers think what you did was give arron banks a platform. i mean, i have a slight issue with the word ‘platform' because that implies that he has been invited on to give a speech and go unchallenged, and i think anyone who watched the interview will be able to see we clearly did challenge him. we challenged him on where the money had come from and we kept bringing it back to that central underlying question when the interview moved elsewhere, so it isn't a platform, it's an interview and that's what we do. i got sent some documents, a ream of documents i got sent — various e—mail chains and bank statements on friday, so all of friday, from mr banks, so through friday and saturday night, we went through all of these documents, i went through them and we had some expertise inside the bbc who helped and you know, the same question that i had at the start, before we received the e—mails which is where did the money come from still seemed to the same question at the end of going through those e—mails,
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so that's the line of questioning that we wanted to stick to and we knew we would be able to pull him back to that line of questioning. when you said ‘expertise', was that legal expertise looking over those documents he sent in? it was reporters in the bbc who have sort of looked, have worked on the arron banks story previously. looking back, what would you say the interview achieved? i think it achieved a couple of things. i have already talked about going through the documents, and you know, to try and find an evidence trail of where the money had come from that went into leave.eu, and we then used that as our central theme throughout the interview. we didn't get a clear answer to that and i think that that in itself raises new questions. and then there was a second sort of very clear thing i thought we got out of it, which is that the evidence that arron banks gave to the select committee of mps chaired by damian collins was different to the answer that he gave us on the andrew marr show about where the money had come from and the role of rock services limited, his uk—based company, in that process, and i think that
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bears further scrutiny and i think that moves the story on, and there will be more questions to be asked about it. john neil, thank you. thank you for all your comments this week. if you want to share your opinions on bbc news and current affairs or even appear on the programme: you can find us on: that is all from us. we will be back to hear your thoughts about bbc news coverage next week. goodbye. good morning welcome to breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. 0ur headlines today: a weekend to remember. world leaders gather in europe for events to mark 100 years since the end of world war 1.
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