i used to use the trains before but now i am using the buses because i noticed that it is costing me about half the price. a shorter commute, says the tuc, would increase productivity and even help to improveme mental health, giving workers a better chance of finding that holy grail of a decent work—life balance. john maguire, bbc news, cardiff. time for a look at the weather. here's susan powell. good afternoon. after yesterday's showers, much more sunshine today. certainly the weather watchers have been out catching some of the autumn glory, a beautiful picture from derbyshire this morning. looking at the satellite picture, the area of cloud that borders the showers yesterday a way to be used, more cloud to the west, but this afternoon we will stay with clearer skies and a fine picture for the coming hours with some pretty widespread sunshine, some patchy,
hazy cloud drifting further west. a light breeze than in recent days and it stays mild, highs of 13 or 1a. we must cast our eye to the west, this weather system will move in as we move through this evening and overnight. there could be some pretty wet weather for a time, rain initially into northern ireland through the evening, briefly glancing across wales and entered northern england and surging into southern and eastern scotland by the end of the night. a dry story for the south, a mild night across the board, a bit chilly with clearer skies to the far north—east of scotland. a wet start for northern england and many parts of scotland, through the morning much clearer conditions starts to push north across the uk. a much drier story by lunchtime for wales and northern ireland. for northern ireland and scotland, a largely dry afternoon. misty, foggy scenes, up to 17 around the moray firth, up to 16 belfast and for the next few days the
weather will stay mild. the change for the end of the week is that things will begin to settle down. instead of seeing weather fronts thrown at us by areas of low pressure, high pressure will build across as from the continent, blocking those fronts from coming in and making for lots of dry weather and making for lots of dry weather and locking things down, so the story particularly through the weekend and into next week will be areas of lingering cloud and some stubborn patches of fog. some lingering murk on thursday across the central swathe of england and into the south—west, simmering glancing into northern ireland and western scotland but some decent sunshine around for the north—east of scotla nd sunshine around for the north—east of scotland and the south—east of england, 17 degrees, about 7 degrees above average for this time of year. we will manage to hold onto the milder weather into the early part of the weekend but come next week we will pick up a bit more of an easterly breeze, combine with some lingering cloud and some southern
patches of fog. things could look more grey next week, despite being dry, and feeling chillier than we have been used to lately. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... cabinet ministers are told good progress has been made in the brexit negotiations, as pressure mounts for a deal. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. the former england, west ham and chelsea midfielderjoe cole has announced his retirement from football. he's 37, and has spent the last couple of years playing for the tampa bay rowdies in america. he won three premier league titles, two fa cups and a league cup. cole says his career has been "a dream come true", and hopes to stay in the game
as a coach. daniel sturridge is in trouble with the fa over its betting rules. the liverpool and england striker‘s facing two allegations — one to do with betting on football, and the other to do with giving out information which is "not publically available". liverpool say sturridge has "categorically stated" that he has never gambled on football. tottenham defender kieran trippier has withdrawn from the england squad today with a groin injury sustained in the win against crystal palace last weekend. england play a friendly with the united states on thursday, before hosting croatia in the nations league next week. england have named an unchanged side for the second test against sri lanka in kandy. ben stokes will move up the batting order to number three so moeen ali drops down. ben foakes will keep wicket, meaning there's no place in the side for fit—againjonny bairstow. it's a squad packed with options, providing a bit of a selection headache for captain joe root. it is a great position to be in, the fact that we turn up here full of confidence as a group and as a squad.
we have the opportunity to play the same team if we feel the surface requires it but also we have a group of guys who have been sat on the sideline chomping at the bit ready to take the opportunity if it looks like they could be the guys to exploit that pitch. england's george kruis is out of the final two autumn internationals because of injury. he's got a calf problem, after being taken off in the second half of england's defeat to new zealand at the weekend. it's a blow for head coach eddiejones, who's already without a raft of other forwards for the matches against japan and australia. meanwhile the scotland full—back stuart hogg has confirmed that he's joining premiership side exeter next summer. he leaves glasgow warriors and has agree a two—year deal at the chiefs. another retirement for you. the british modern pentathlete samantha murray is bringing her career to a close. she won a silver medal at the london olympics in 2012, and also claimed world championship gold in 2014. she's been speaking to our olympic
reporter nick hope. it is really hard actually, it has probably taken a year to fully make my mind up that i'm going to move on. i have been in olympic cycles for london and rio and now i don't think i felt the same connection approaching a third olympics. i also feel in a really natural way that i've done as much as i can do as an athlete in modern pentathlon. you have a fist full of medals, which is your favourite? world gold? olympic silver? everybody loves the olympic medal and it is definitely the best. how special was that, looking back? i got it and i kissed it because it felt like a child to me! it was amazing. a home olympic games with all of those brits, families and friends and unions jacks everywhere. i was overwhelmed. what does the future hold? wedding, for one? i'm getting married nextjuly which i'm enjoying planning and i'm looking forward to. in terms of what i'm going to be
next, i enjoy public speaking, going into schools. i definitely like talking about sport a lot! it will be a while until i can find exactly what my next passion is going to be. i am taking each day at a time and embracing it as well. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. thank you. good afternoon, you are watching bbc news. let's get more now on the brexit negotiations. theresa may has told her cabinet good progress has been made, as ministers say they are cautiously optimistic a deal between the uk and the european union can be reached. the prime minister briefed her cabinet on the latest developments this morning, as talks between officials continue. our political correspondent iain watson spoke to cabinet member liam fox about theresa may's brexit plans.
well, negotiators are still working and the cabinet will meet before any decision is taken. we are not at that point yet. and do you think it is so important that britain can exit the backstop unilaterally? will that be part of any deal that is reached ? well, we know that there are still issues with the backstop. we are working to resolve those. and we will wait and see what we get. we have an update in the cabinet but naturally i'm not going to talk about what cabinet was briefed upon. it is very important that we maintain the confidentiality of cabinet because the eu also listen to the answers that we give. and it would be quite irresponsible for us to accidentally or otherwise give away our negotiating position. and is the prime minister right to say that she won't do a deal at any price? the prime minister has made it very clear at all times that the judgment on this will be what is in the country's interests, not what is in the conservative party's interests or her personal
interests and on that she is absolutely right. an exit from the backstop is a red line? we have a number of these difficult discussions to have and we have made very clear what our positions are. thank you. liam fox talking to us earlier. we are keeping an eye on everything brexit related this afternoon because the clock is ticking, dare i use that phrase? doubtless, more to come. now to israel. israel says air strikes have targeted more than one hundred sites across gaza, including the military intelligence headquarters of hamas. meanwhile, palestinian militants have fired at least 370 rockets into southern israel, killing civilians. five palestinians have been killed in gaza, with around a dozen injuried. the latest round of violence began on sunday when a covert israeli mission was exposed in gaza. our middle east correspondent yolande knell is in sderot
near the israel—gaza border, and she gave us this update. well, the un middle east envoy here, nikolay mladenov, has said that this is extremely dangerous, he is calling on all sides to show restraint. here in sderot, people arejust starting to come back out onto the streets, but still a lot of shops and businesses around me are closed, the schools are closed as well, it's been a sleepless night here as people have experienced the worst barrage of rockets and mortars coming in from gaza since the 2014 conflict between israel and militants there. and really, what people are telling me is that things are very tense, they're looking to the israeli government for their response. the israeli cabinet has been meeting this morning. in gaza, the israeli military has carried out dozens of airstrikes targeting militant sites there. also, life is on hold in gaza. i'm hearing that schools
there are closed, a lot of businesses are shut up as well, because really, it has been a very difficult two days since, it was on sunday that this apparently botched operation by israel special forces, who were a couple of miles inside gaza, close to khan yunis, well, in a shoot—out with palestinian militants which ensued after the civilian car that they were in was spotted, seven palestinian militants were killed, one israeli soldier as well. and it was after the funerals for those palestinian militants yesterday that all of this escalated and the rockets and missiles started to come in from gaza with palestinian militant groups saying that they were exacting their revenge. some doctors in rural areas are having to apply for extra funding in order to diagnose patients with autism, the royal college of gps has warned.
the bbc‘s victoria derbyshire programme has spoken to families with autistic children who are struggling to cope with their violent outbursts. noel phillips‘ report contains some scenes you may find upsetting. there are times like this whenjamie is like any other child his age, but he's not your typical seven—year—old. he has a rare form of autism known as pda, or pathological demand avoidance, meaning he goes to great lengths to avoid certain things that cause him to be anxious. he could drop a bit of paper on the floor, i could say, you know, "jamie, please could you pick that up?" rather than picking it up, because that's a demand, you could have half an hour plus meltdown. this home video recorded byjamie's mum shows what happens when anxiety can quickly turn into violence. it's early in the morning and jamie doesn't want to go to school. i really need this to stop.
shocking to watch, but this gives you a glimpse of why his mum is desperate for help. when you have something like that, it's going to hurt me. if my son had, like, a more outward diagnosis, so if he had, you know, severe autism or if he had some of those traits, spinning in circles, rocking, i think we would have got help. but because it's quite a hidden disability, you know, you're on your own, no one could see what was happening at home. he's chucked everything... jamie, who also has adhd, was just three years old when he started becoming violent. but a long wait for his diagnosis forced kate, who is now a single mum, to spend nearly £10,000 to get a private consultation. gps are usually the first point of contact when it comes to recognising autism. there are some parts of the country where gps have to apply for exceptional funding to get a diagnosis, or referred for a diagnosis, of autism. we don't have to get exceptional
funding to get a diagnosis of heart disease or cancer or diabetes or depression. can i have it back?! this is what single mum erica is faced with most days. her ten—year—old daughter kierney has also been diagnosed with pda. as well as multiple anxiety disorder and depression. when frustrated, as she frequently is, the family home becomes a place of chaos and violence. i feel really bad when i hurt my mum, and i don't want to hurt her. what do you think will happen if you don't get that help and support? i think i will end up getting arrested, which i don't want to happen. i just want to stay with my family. black eyes, bites and scratches. just some of the injuries kierney has inflicted on her mum when reacting to the demands of everyday life. i'd love to be a normal, happy family, but until that support is there, it's still only going to be a dream. this former government
minister wants the nhs to do more to help families. well, the nhs, fundamentally, together also with other public services — education, social care — are just massively failing these families. and in a way we are abandoning families to try to cope on their own. the government acknowledges the need to improve services, especially at a time of increasing demand for children's mental health provisions. nhs england say they're investing £7 million into crisis care for young people. for some, it's support that can't come soon enough. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. cabinet ministers are told good progress has been made in the brexit negotiations, as pressure mounts for a deal. 44 people are now known to have died in the worst wildfires
in the history of california. hundreds are still missing. one of the world's most wanted drug traffickers, el chapo, will appear in court in new york this afternoon. i'm egon cossou. in the business news... there was a slight rise in the number of people out of work betweenjuly and september this year — to around 1.3 million. but wages grew by 3.2% — that's the fastest rise in almost a decade. the owner of bisto and mr kipling plans to stockpile raw materials in the run—up to brexit because it's worried about gridlock at uk ports. premier foods says it will spend up to £10 million doing this. meanwhile, the boss of the company, gavin darby, is stepping down next year. bad news for vodafone.
the company wracked up losses of £6.8 billion in the first half of the year. it's blaming the cost of selling its operation in india and a fall in the value of other assets. it plans to slash cost by "at least" £1 billion by 2021. if you or a loved one have a disability, shopping can be a trying experience. things like narrow, cluttered aisles can really get in the way. so today sees the launch of a campaign designed to make things better for disabled shoppers. it's called purple tuesday and is the brainchild of mike adams. he's a wheelchair user and so has first hand experience of the difficulties people can face. let's talk to mike adams, the chief executive of purple tuesday. thank you forjoining us. what are some of the other difficulties people can face if they are shopping with a disability? firstly, many of
theissues with a disability? firstly, many of the issues for disabled people is that they will go into a shop and the shop assistant will simply ignore them and not come over to them or if they do, come over and talk to the person they are with. that is not because of prejudice but it isa that is not because of prejudice but it is a fear of unintentionally saying the wrong thing or doing the wrong thing and actually the default is to swerve the conversation altogether. for disabled people, it actually makes them feel very unwelcome and they are very unlikely to spend their money in the shop. what about physical impediments, things like cluttered aisles? particularly in the run—up to christmas, that becomes an issue, the lack of seating as well, in terms of signage, that is also a problem. quite often the accessible toilets in the shopping centre or shop are not available. is this going to cost businesses money to rectify? no, in many ways we save
the most important thing is customer service and it is what retailers do really well. we are saying what people should do in shops is go up toa people should do in shops is go up to a disabled person and say hello, cani to a disabled person and say hello, can i help you. that is a mindset and it does not cost anything. there are things that can be done and that need to be done but actually, if you think about the £219 billion purple pound, retailers should see this as an investment and not a cost. is there a role for people who are relatives of disabled shoppers? i sometimes had to take a disabled relative shopping, and, as you say, people will come over and asked me what my relative wants and i often reply quite sharply. is that something you people caring for disabled shoppers should take on board? it is really important that retailers have a relationship and a direct relationship with the
disabled person which is why we are saying, saying hello, can i help you, that is way of making that connection and this is of course about educating shop staff and also other customers around the importance of providing disabled people with an shopping experience. mark adams, thank you so much for joining us. and some other business news today... homebase runs britain's worst online shop, according to a survey by consumer group which. the survey said the company's website was hard to navigate, offered poor value for money and was often not up to date on stock details. the most highly—rated shops were specialist retailers, led by lizearle. com andrichersounds. com. the number of female bosses in the ftse 350 has fallen to 12 compared with 15 last year. that's according to the hampton alexander review, which aims to boost women in the boardroom. the group says we need to find out why fewer female chief execs are being appointed. some families are racking up debts with more than 20 creditors,
according to national debt line. it found these families are waiting for more than two years to seek help. 43% of those questioned said they'd felt too stressed to find help. let's have a look at the markets. some stress on the ftse 100, let's have a look at the markets. some stress on the ftse100, giving up some stress on the ftse100, giving up some of the gains it had put on earlier. the pound is making some gains against the euro because of renewed optimism about a possible brexit deal. premier foods is on the up brexit deal. premier foods is on the up after news it will have a change of leadership and it will be selling some of its brands. vodafone is doing well despite the disappointing results because of predictions about a possible boost in revenue. that's all the business news. thank you very much. we were talking
a lot about brexit earlier and we have had a few comments from frans timmermans who is giving a news conference at the moment. he is the vice president of the european commission and he is still giving that news conference having moved onto other matters but a couple of minutes ago he was talking about brexit because he has been talking to michel barnier, the eu chief negotiator. timmermans said very intensive negotiations are ongoing. it is clear that although we are making progress, we are not there yet. intensive negotiations continuing, some progress but we are not there yet. possibly fair to say that echoes what theresa may has been saying. but that briefing is still going on and there may be more talk from brussels about brexit. we will keep an eye on all of that.
the fashion industry is a multi—billion dollar business. designers around the world are trying to set new trends and, of course, make money. one man in the russian city of kursk is taking a novel approach — looking for inspiration at the bottom of a bin. the bbc‘s tim allman explains. they call it the rag trade but this is ridiculous. these clothes are rubbish, quite literally. their designer, artur brazhe, uses disposable material, stuff people throw away, to create his work. presumably after it is all cleaned up of course! translation: most often i have to search for material myself, injunkyards and skips near my home. but i have supporters now. they bring me materials in large quantities and of various kinds.
i have no shortage. it is called upcycling — finding recyclable materials and creating something new. not a bad idea in a country where, by some estimates, only 2—3% of domestic waste is recycled. no complaints from those wearing the clothes either. translation: i think everything is thought through to the last detail. it's really comfortable. you can't say at first glance that it is made out of recyclables. it's very comfortable. artur has form when it comes to creating clothes from unusual materials. he previously won award for a collection made out of newspapers. this is a man who clearly believes trash can be treasure. tim allman, bbc news. a spectacular electrical storm has been captured
at an airport in argentina. the video, filmed in the port city of rosario, shows a lightning strike reaching down onto the tarmac behind a plane, before branching out across the sky. the city has experienced a wave of bad weather since sunday. how many of us remember the first time we saw snow? well, these two eritrean refugee children havejust experienced it for the very first time. they and their family arrived in their new home in wintry canada last week. the video, which shows the siblings dancing in light snowfall, was filmed by a refugee group in toronto. very excited by their first
experience of snow! plenty more to come if they are going to live in canada! now it's time for a look at the weather with susan powell. good afternoon. if only our weather brought so much joy but actually today, with clear blue skies on offer across much of the uk, the picture this afternoon is pretty pleasa nt picture this afternoon is pretty pleasant if you're heading out catching some of the leftover autumn colours before those final leaves get blown away. we are in this gap between systems, a ridge of high pressure with the show was at yesterday now in scandinavia and the wet and windy weather of tomorrow waiting in the wings. a light breeze this afternoon, a lot of dry weather and some sunshine, maybe some straight showers in the bristol channel area and in wales. another mild afternoon, height of 15 degrees. the cloud drifting into the
west, turning the sons and a bit hazy by the end of the afternoon but it will not be until the evening that we have any rain pushing in —— turning the sunshine. wetter weather in the late evening and the early hours of wednesday in wales and northern england where it could be quite heavy and so much wetter weather in southern and eastern scotla nd weather in southern and eastern scotland by the end of the night. some sheltered spot in the north—east getting chilly in the small hours but generally a mild night. on wednesday, a lot of sunshine in central and eastern counties and that brighter and clearer weather will move north through the day. by the afternoon, even after a wet start, some cloud in northern ireland and northern england but drier and dryerfor much of scotla nd england but drier and dryerfor much of scotland by the afternoon as well and warm as well with temperatures up and warm as well with temperatures up to 16 degrees even with some cloud. we will keep the mild weather through the end of the week. it will settle down somewhat and we will lose the shelves and perhaps the
more lingering cloud and a few stubborn patches of fog. another system glancing to the north—west on thursday and high—pressure surging across from the continent and it looks like it will be keen to stay with us, even into next week. this is thursday, just that system in the northwest brings rain to northern ireland and western scotland. that could be the last of any significant rainfall for a week or so. but the south lingering cloud and mist and fog in central parts of england but in the sunshine come up to 17 degrees in london, positively springlike, never mind the end of autumn. looking further ahead, that high pressure was building across us and that will bring a lot of dry weather, mild on friday, temperatures starting to go down a bit through the weekend as the cloud gets more stubborn. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm: within touching distance — a change of mood as theresa may tells her cabinet there are just a "few outstanding issues", but further problems could lie ahead in parliament this afternoon. we know that there's
still issues with the backstop, we're working to resolve those, and we'll wait and see what we get. 13 more bodies have been recovered in california, taking the death toll in the us state's deadliest wildfire to 44, with hundreds still missing. we will rebuild, one step at a time. we will rebuild our home and we will be a part of rebuilding that town, because it's a beautiful town. new york in lockdown — notorious mexican drugs boss joaquin "el chapo" guzman appears in court amidst unprecedented security, each juror getting their own armed protection team,