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this is bbc news i'm ben brown. the headlines at eight: two key budget votes take place in parliament this evening, as theresa may tries to keep hold of power since presenting her draft brexit agreement. president trump says the us wants to stand by saudi arabia, even if saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman knew about the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi. one in five local hospital services fail to hit any of their waiting time targets, for cancer, accident and emergency and routine operations. nhs hospitals blame the increasing complexity of their existing cases. we will have more capacity for the emergency work, the trauma work, that we do at our other hospitals. that will enable us to improve the services that we have in cancer, in waiting times for patients for surgery, as well as our emergency department. and celebrating 20 years of the international space station. this is one of the more
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memorable moments — we'll be looking at the many more. and the duke of cambridge tells a mental health conference he felt "very sad and very down" after working on traumatic incidents forthe airambulance, revealing that one incident pushed him "over the edge". the democratic unionist party are stepping up pressure on the prime minister over brexit tonight — by withdrawing support from the government on more key budget votes. the dup, which props up the government in the commons, is protesting at the draft brexit agreement the prime minister's agreed with brussels. meanwhile mrs may has been chairing the first meeting of her new cabinet
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since a series of ministerial resignations over brexit last week. she appears to have seen off attempts by brexiteer backbenchers to mount an immediate vote of no confidence in her leadership. our political editor, laura kuenssberg reports. number ten can probably just about rely on the cat. at least as long as he gets let back in out of the rain. for a moment, it seemed even relations with the chief mouse catcher had broken down. beyond that, theresa may is suddenly looking for friends. can you get this deal through? a restless cabinet, the chief whip, though, firmly onside. she'll get the deal done and in a few weeks‘ time, i've got a job to do in parliament. but hisjob, all theirjobs, is enormous in an atmosphere that is far from friendly, when the government's official allies, whose votes it desperately needs, are now foes instead.
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we will be voting along with many others in the conservative party and the opposition parties against it. don't forget, this has united remainers and leavers in the conservative party, that is how bad it is. it was hardly good morning to theresa may from this man. good morning! i might go and get an umbrella. once he had found his brolly, jacob rees—mogg, the leader of the eurosceptics, had this to say. it is very hard to find anybody who wishes to see theresa may remain leader of the party at the next general election. although while he was able to put together a press conference to talk about customs, he's not so far been able to get together support to oust the pm. if you can't persuade 47 of your colleagues to write letters in the way that you have to try to unseat the prime minister, why should the public think that you've got the first idea of how to organise brexit? actually what we are seeing from the government is a deliberate decision not to deliver a proper brexit. as for letters, patience is a virtue and virtue is a grace, etc. we shall see whether
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letters come in due time. five days, though, since they created a frenzy by calling for a vote of no—confidence. is the brexiteers‘ power now in doubt? you have a reputation of being a fearsome organiser. with respect, do you feel a bit daft? i don't at all. this group has a talent for causing a fuss but less ability it seems to sweep the prime ministerfrom office. they are not enthusiastic about theresa may's deal but it's hard to find anyone who is. the first minister was in westminster‘s corridors of power today, trying to create a coalition of opposition. the snp, plaid, the lib dems and labour all hate the prime minister's deal. can they find a common cause instead? we are fairly certain that there is a majority against the deal, there is certainly a majority against no deal in the house of commons and that takes us so far but it only takes so far. it's now really important that we work together to come up with an alternative. is there a building sense among
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the talks you have had of something you could gather round? another referendum for example? i think it is possible and we are starting to see the momentum grow behind that. but mps wondering how to vote and the rest of us wondering what to think. we'll hear plenty of these warnings about no deal. this would be a large negative shock to the economy, no deal, no transition. we should be in no doubt about that. the referendum itself was a shock to most of westminster‘s system but right now the prime minister can only hope her deal won't turn into a nasty surprise. laura kuenssberg, bbc news. let's talk to our political correspondent jonathan blake. we know the dup deeply unhappy with that craft brexit agreement and they have been flexing their muscles. yes and the threat of doing that again and the threat of doing that again and the threat of doing that again and the house of commons was enough
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to get the government to accept amendments which had been tabled by opposition parties to the finance bill which is effectively the budget being put into law. the government accepted those amendments because we have to assume it was clearly worried about the dup abstaining and with that forced the government to lose those votes. they did that last night in the same scenario and voted with labor once and abstained on to further votes and addictive you this evening that he did not want that to happen again and am quite an unusual move the government accepted amendments to the finance bill to avoid a vote on those amendments which it looks like it may well have beenin which it looks like it may well have been in danger of losing. no huge tragedy from the government of itself but what it does is demonstrate the role that democratic unionist party play in propping up the government and providing them with a crucial few extra votes to win votes in the house of commons
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and get things done as a government. what is doing is threatening to withdraw support on vote after vote and reminding the government that when it comes to the big one being the prime minister's brexit by and through parliament in the next couple of months that it has a very critical role to play there. is it fairto critical role to play there. is it fair to say theresa may's position as prime minister is stronger and more secure than it was a few days ago? fun because the 1922 chairman has not received the a0 levers that would be a no confidence vote? exceeds the plot and threat of members of the conservative party to write a letter to chairman of the backbench1922 committee calling for a vote of in her leadership has subsided slightly. last week there was a lot of talk that there would be the required number of a8 letters having been delivered by about this time next week but that hasn't
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happened yet. it does not mean the threat has gone away and may only ta ke threat has gone away and may only take one or two more mps to put the letters in the votes to be triggered. but certainly for the time being at least for tonight theresa may is safe on that front. theresa may is safe on that front. the tricky business of brexit goes on and she is up to brussels tomorrow for meeting with the president of the european can mission ahead of the big summit. this weekend in brussels. where in theory at least had the government from the remaining 27 eu states will sign off on the withdrawal agreement and the proposal with much briefer and the proposal with much briefer and less detailed proposalfor the political declaration of the printed future relationship with the eu. just about done and dusted but still plenty of room for wriggling around the edges there. thank you very much indeed. millions of people all over the uk are having to wait longer than they should for crucial treatment for cancer, for routine operations and to be seen in a&e. for the first time every part
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of the uk has missed its key targets for a whole year — according to analysis by bbc news. 29 out of a hundred and 57 hospital trusts haven't hit a single target for a whole year. here's our health editor hugh pym. maria, who is 8a, is in constant pain because of swollen feet and ankles. she's endured constant delayed nhs appointments. in august her daughter told me what they were going through. you just can't get through to people, it is answer phones, you are just banging your head against a brick wall most of the time. but now, after eight months, it's still not resolved. 0ne appointment was cancelled, apparently because of a lack of medical staff. i'm very, very frustrated that my mum has not got the quality—of—life. she can't do anything and she's just suffering. and i don't like to see anybody suffer, and i don't see why she should be suffering all this time. suman works in intensive care and is also a representative
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of the royal college of nursing, which has done a report warning that the nhs has been so stretched in recent months, there could be serious problems ahead. we are really concerned that because we've had quite a bad winter last year, and we've not really had much respite in the summer months, and we are now heading into winter. this is the concern that we have. and the reason is that the workforce is a key issue for nursing in particular, so we have 42,000 nurses vacant posts in england, alone. 0n the three key waiting time targets, a&e, routine operations and cancer treatment, 16 out of 131 trusts in england missed everyone over the year, and in northern ireland it was every one in five, and in scotland, three out of 1a boards missed the targets. in wales, five out of seven. some hospitals did meet most of their targets over the whole year like north tees and hartlepool.
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managers say they are constantly looking at ways to improve things, for example, putting on extra clinics of there are surges in patient referrals. so is hitting the target achievable? at senior levels of the nhs in england there is now a review under way to see if the targets might be rewritten to reflect the different ways patients are treated. ministers have said they will look seriously at any proposals that nhs leaders come up with. and some health experts agree there is a case for looking at how hospital performance is measured. i do see a case for revisiting some of these targets. medicine moves on. are we getting the best out of them? what i don't see a case for is simply saying, well, because hardly anybody is meeting the targets, we should abandon them. i think what we needs is a proper analysis of why that is. the department of health covering england said more patients were being treated and there was a long—term funding plan. the scottish and welsh
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governments have launched plans to speed up progress. nhs leaders in northern ireland conceded waiting times were unacceptable. carol's mother is still waiting, after eight months, meaning more pain and frustration that the system is letting her down. if you'd like to find out how your local services are performing, you can find out using the bbc‘s nhs tracker at president donald trump has made it clear he won't punish saudi arabia over the killing of the journalist jamal khashogg—jee. mr trump said the united states intends to remain a "steadfast partner" of the country, even though its ruler, crown prince mohammen bin salman, could ‘very well‘ have known about the murder. maybe he did, maybe he didn‘t‘ said the president. 0ur washington correspondent rajini vaidya nathan joins us now from the white house. not a huge surprise because he does
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not want anything to disturb that relationship. estimates are only confirms that sentiment and now we‘re hearing and now we‘re hearing is that at some point today we‘re not sure whether he has had it yet but the president was due to get an update from the cia on where they see things in terms of the khashoggi murder. us media reports suggest the cia believes he must have at least known about the killing and let the statement shows that regardless of whether or not the president believes he may hire may not have been behind that or had aware of that he is standing firmly behind saudi arabia as a key ally and a red number of pages he talks with the importance of the relationship between washington and riyadh. that‘s not the key role when it
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comes to countering the threat of terror if you from iran. the ducks of the importance of business deals saying he has no intention of canceling proposed contracts between the two nations saying if he does that money will just the two nations saying if he does that money willjust go to china or russia. in many ways the statement cements his style of foreign—policy and critics say he is putting american interests ahead of concerns over human rights abuses. american interests ahead of concerns over human rights abuseslj american interests ahead of concerns over human rights abuses. i would ask you about another story developing in the white house and as confirmation that mr trump‘s daughter used her private e—mail for government business. that‘s led to claims of hypocrisy from the trumps because that‘s what mr trump of course accused hillary clinton of during the two presidential election stopped up absolutely, there‘s reports initially it from the washington post that ivanka trump user personal e—mailfor washington post that ivanka trump user personal e—mail for white house business imagistic and travel
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information. herspokesperson business imagistic and travel information. her spokesperson has confirmed that she did and he said that she did not know the rules. the rules are quite clear that you can use your personal e—mail for white house business but you have to turn those e—mails over because they have to be recorded as presidential records. so that anyone can see them. this did not happen but would ivanka trump is saying is that i didn‘t know the rules and now i do. i won‘t do it again but of course as may people this smacks of complete hypocrisy because throughout the election campaign donald trump consistently refer to the fact that hillary clinton used a private e—mail server to conduct business while she was secretary of state. what distinction that her people is pointing out that she did not use her own server and that none of the e—mails were classified or sensitive but still democrats in congress say that they want to set up a committee to investigate this so that this has become quite politicized. and we‘ll find out how this story — and many others — are covered
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in tomorrow‘s front pages at 10:a0 and 11:30 this evening in the papers — our guestsjoining me tonight are the broadcaster david davies and political leader writer for the financial times, sebastian payne the headlines on bbc news: two key budget votes take place in parliament this evening, as theresa may tries to keep hold of power since presenting her draft brexit agreement. president trump says the us wants to stand by saudi arabia — even if the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman knew about the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi. one in five local hospital services in the uk have failed to hit any of their waiting time targets for cancer, accident and emergency and routine operations. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre,
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here‘sjohn watson. scotland are in action in theirfinal nations league match against israel at hampden — a win will give them a euro 2020 play—off place. manager alex mcleish has named the same 11 that won in albania, but it‘s not going the way of the home side. israel have an early lead. beram kayal with the goal — in what is the last round of matches in the inagural tournament. meanwhile wales are in friendly action away to albania. that one kicked off at 7:00. the goal coming from the penalty spot. wales missed out on nations league promotion when they played denmark last friday, but maintained their b league status. the chief executive of the professional footballer‘s association has dodged questions about his future this evening. gordon taylor is facing calls to step down — amid claims the union doesn‘t do enough to support former players, and that it‘s time for a new leader
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be elected to modernise it. taylor‘s been in charge for 37 years — and there have also been questions about his 2.29 million pound salary. tonight, he refused to address the controversy: hello sir. can we just ask you whether or not you would step down? can you comment at all? no. the amount of money received, anything you want to say about that if that‘s the right amount to receive? a message for the players that have expressed concern? he is of course refusing to answer them. british olympic sprinter nigel levine has been banned from all sport for four years after failing a drugs test, and at 29 years old that could spell the end for his career. the european indoor gold medallist tested positive for an asthma
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drug that can be used to enhance performance. levine had tried to prove it was the result of taking contaminated supplements, but uk anti—doping say that he was was unable to prove that he took it unintentionally, and as a result they have hit him with the maximum ban of four years, backdated to last december. to this weekend‘s rugby union internationals, wales are going for their first clean sweep in the autumn series, they have wins against scotland, australia and tonga but for their final match in cardiff they will be without full—back leigh halfpenny. he was concussed in this collision with the wallabies samu kerevi ten days ago. halfpenny still hasn‘t recovered. warren gatland accused the australian player of being reckless at the time. it‘s australia next for england — a notable absentee is wing chris ashton. he has a calf injury. he‘s featured in all three of the autumn internationals so far but was replaced in the first half of saturday‘s win against japan. jack nowell and jonny
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may are expected to be the wingers for the match, with a relatively untried front row in the scrum all coming from premiership leaders exeter chiefs. it's it‘s always an important part of test match rugby and it‘s really ha rd test match rugby and it‘s really hard for that. they make excellent place throughout the team and we know it‘s a big challenge. world —class know it‘s a big challenge. world—class players that we start looking through that group, you have michael and they have tremendous players. we have got to be our best on saturday. wales‘ lauren price is guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the women‘s world boxing championships in delhi — she beat the pole elzbieta wojcki in her middleweight quarter—final on a spilt decision. she‘ll do well to reach the final though, she faces the dutch european champion nouchka fontijin in friday‘s semi—final. that‘s all the sport for now.
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asa as a final playoff spot. that‘s all the sport for now. i‘ll have more for you in sportsday at half past ten. a suicide bomb attack on a meeting of religious leaders in the afghan capital kabul has killed more than forty people. dozens of others were wounded when the blast went off at the gathering of muslim clerics, who were marking the birthday of the prophet mohammad. no group has yet claimed it was behind the explosion. a father broke down in tears in court today as he denied he had anything to do with the death of his young daughter and her friend 32 years ago. barrie fellows was called to give evidence in the second trial of russell bishop for the murders of nine—year—olds nicola fellows and karen hadaway. the children disappeared while playing near their home in sussex in 1986. daniela relph reports from the old bailey. barrie fellows arrived at court knowing he‘d face difficult
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questions about his daughter‘s death and his relationship with her. nicola fellows was nine years old when she was murdered in 1986. earlier in this trial, the defence told jurors that barrie fellows was involved in the sexual abuse and murder of his own daughter. today, he got his chance to reply. barrie fellows was asked by the defence barrister if he had been complicit in the sexual abuse of his daughter and if he had had anything to do with her murder. he replied firmly, "no". barrie fellows then broke down in tears, as he described identifying his daughter‘s body. as he did so, he told thejury that he placed 50p in her hand, which would have been nicola‘s pocket money that week. russell bishop, an acquaintance of both girls‘ families, denies murdering the nine—year—olds. barrie fellows today told the court, in october 1986 his daughter, nicola, and her friend,
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karen, had been in the wrong place at the wrong time. daniela relph, bbc news, at the old bailey. tributes have been paid to three people shot dead in a chicago hospital by a gunman who targeted his former fiancee. the suspect killed his ex—partner a doctor, as well as a pharmacist and a police officer at mercy hospital on monday afternoon. the shootings began with an argument in the car park between the gunman, 32—year—old juan lopez, and dr tamara 0‘neal who had been engaged to marry in october until she called it off a month beforehand. prince william has talked frankly about feeling very sad and down at times whilst working for the air ambulance. the prince was talking at a conference aimed at improving mental health in the workplace and referred to attending one particularly traumatic accident involving a child that, in his words, "took him over the edge".
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i worked at several times on a very traumaticjobs involving i worked at several times on a very traumatic jobs involving children. after i had my own children i think the relation between the job and the personal life was what really took me over the edge. i started feeling things and never felt before and i got very sad and very down about this sort of particular family. he stood to take away bits of the job and you take them home and keep them in your body. of course you do want to share them with your loved ones because you don‘t want to bring it home. if you don‘t have the right tools the right environment at work you can see why things is noble and get bad. i was lucky to identify that something was going on and spoke to people about it. that
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talking and kind of dealing with it knowing that my colleagues that i work with had been in the medical profession for many years in some cases they also were feeling for this particularjob very troubled. they allow the crew to go through it db processes we regularly talked about it and try to understand it better. that helped me come to terms with the enormous sadness of what i witnessed. police in rome have seized eight illegally—built luxury villas belonging to one of the city‘s most infamous mafia clans. italian police carried out dawn raids involving around 600 officers in an operation overseen by rome‘s mayor, virginia raggi , who said she was putting an end to years of illegality. pictures filmed by police show the extravagant interiors of one of the seized villas, all of which belong to the casamonica mafia clan. the raids come after 33 members of the group were arrested injuly. the mayor said the villas would be demolished by the end of the year.
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now it‘s time for a look at the weather with nick miller. hello. that chilly wind continues overnight. plenty of cloud, showers, some outbreaks of rain, sleet or hill snow. looks like it is going to be wettest across northeast england into the pennines, and through eastern parts of scotland. there‘ll be a few clear spells developing with the wind easing later in the night into southern england, wales, the midlands. a few spots here getting down to freezing or a touch of frost, but for many of us the temperatures hold off at around 3—6d. looks like it will be a windy day tomorrow in northern ireland and scotland, plenty of cloud, some rain, sleet, some snow to the highest ground here. southern scotland brightening up into the afternoon. a drier, brighter picture by the afternoon across much of england and wales, so a few heavy showers running through southwest england into wales. it could have hail, lighter breeze, but windy for scotland and for northern ireland, but the wind chill is not as noticeable during wednesday. thermometer temperatures, the feel of the weather,
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so not as chilly for many of us, but with lighter winds and clear skies wednesday night and widespread frost. hello this is bbc news with me, ben brown. the headlines: ministers are forced to accept several amendments to the budget finance bill this evening — as theresa may tries —— after the dup said it would not bode with the government. theresa may is trying to keep hold of power after presenting her draft break that agreement. —— brexit agreement. president trump says the us wants to stand by saudi arabia, even if the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman knew about the killing ofjournalist jamal khashoggi. one in five local hospital services have failed to hit any of their waiting time targets — for cancer, accident and emergency and routine operations. nhs hospitals blame the increasing complexity of their existing cases. they often have diabetes, they‘ve
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got asthma, they are very elderly, often. so, they come with multiple needs and they take a lot longer to help, and if they get admitted they tend to stay in hospital a lot longer as well. # ground control to major tom. celebrating 20 years of the international space station — this is one of the more memorable moments, with many more to come. coming up: the excitement of enjoying a bedtime story in makaton sign language for one young viewer. the commissioner of the metropolitan police, cressida dick, has said she‘s appalled by a video which was shared on social media showing police officers being attacked in south london. the footage, taken in merton on saturday, shows a man kicking a female police officer. her colleague is then dragged across the road, as he tries to stop a suspect. a warning, this report from our special correspondent,
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lucy manning, contains footage some people may find disturbing. everybody‘s fighting, look. they‘ve got him. saturday evening, south london, and two police officers stop a car and are then attacked. a flying kick knocking the policewoman to the ground. oh, dear me! he hust kung fu kicked her in the head! as she lies in the road, the man filming this appears to find it entertaining. look! i‘m getting this all live. i‘m getting this live, boys and girls! some people do eventually assist the officers, but those representing the police now say the public needs to think about stopping the filming to start helping. i'd like the public to intervene if they want to, to ask the individuals to stop behaving in the way they are. to ask the police if they're 0k. but not to film us and put it out in the media circles
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that they are doing. just last night, at st pancras station, another policewoman attacked. there was a confrontation. one of these individuals head—butted a member of my staff, who‘sjust back from maternity leave. she suffered a cracked tooth. both individuals were arrested. sometimes, mobile phone pictures can help police investigations, but not the way the latest video was taken. i was shocked. i thought it was sickening to see the violence that my officers were subjected to. i was honestly appalled that someone should be filming that and laughing about it. so, should the public intervene? it depends on the circumstances, and it depends on who you are, how fit and able you feel, and what in fact is unfolding in front of your eyes. and i would encourage people to be involved. the law has been tightened to try and protect the police. just a few months ago, the maximum sentence was doubled, so anyone assaulting a police officer, or any emergency worker, can now face a year in prison rather than six months. the officers in this video were left
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very shaken with cuts and bruises. lucy manning, bbc news. the international space station is celebrating its 20th birthday today — it‘s been inhabited every day for the past 18 years — with different crew carrying out research for a wide range of scientific and medical purposes. we‘ve assembled a few interesting facts about the international space station. 230 people from 18 different countries have visited the station since its creation. it‘s been continuously occupied since november 2000. every 2a hours it completes 16 orbits of the earth — this means it travels roughly the distance to the moon and back every day. back in 2013 — the astronaut and commander of the international space station — chris hadfield, gave us one of the most memorable moments on the iss — his own rendition of space 0ddity,
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which became the first music video to be filmed in space. # ground control to major tom. # lock your soyuz hatch and put your helmet on. # ground control to major tom. # commencing countdown, engines on. joining us now is a former mentee of chris hadfield, doctor suzie imber. she‘s also a professor of space physics at the university of leicester. that is a rather sad song, isn‘t that? it makes you wonder why anyone would want to go to the international space station. is a sad song, but how amazing to see him
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in space with a guitar playing that. i think it is really famous example of public engagement from the international space station. of public engagement from the international space stationm of public engagement from the international space station. it is its 20th birthday. explain to us, what is the point of it was not us about the research it does, the work it does stay in, day out, to to make scientific advances and breakthroughs, really, about our knowledge of outer space. actually astronauts have covered —— carried out over 2.5 thousand experiments on the international space station, designed by scientists from over 100 countries. some examples of the kind of things we do, we look at biology, cell, looking at whether you can grow things in microgravity, looking at whether cells or tissues evolve and grow in that environment. they looked down at the earth and tell us things about the amount of sea ice they can see, they look at the aurora, they measure atmospheric... and the dude technology demonstrations as well. they do
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things like 3—d printing in space, may develop ways to launch tiny satellites from the international space station, and also finally, they look at the human body. how does the body change in that prolonged environment? and so maybe the eyesight, changes in the eye, changes in the muscle strength and bone density, and we need these experiments if we want to move beyond the international space station in the future. they really has played a major role in our understanding of the microgravity environment. very valuable, but it is as we were saying 20 years since work to build it started. it is good —— getting on a bit. if it were a car you would maybe think about changing it by now. can theyjust keep going and going? that is true. it is the most expensive thing humanity has ever built, costing around $100 million —— $100 billion to build. it is enormous, the size
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ofa to build. it is enormous, the size of a football pitch, it weighs a00 times and it didn‘t start out this way. one of the oldest components might be 20 years old we have been adding to it ever since. having said that, the future of the international space station is interesting. nasa have announced in the recent budget they will continue funding up to 2025, and i think beyond that nasa and the european space agency are also looking at slightly different projects into the future so we will have to see what evolves from that. just one very quick question. ifigure evolves from that. just one very quick question. i figure for two and earlier, it is a multinational project, people from all sorts of countries have been involved with it, which is a great thing. yes, i think it has been a real beacon for international collaboration, actually. it is a really good look ahead for surpassing our boundaries and looking to delete a ahead so i think it‘s a shining example that we should not underestimate what we can manage to achieve. great to talk to you. thank you so much. professor of
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space physics at the university of leicester. many thanks. thank you. now — if you‘re caught up in a terror attack and survive it — what impact can it have on you long term and how much help is out there for those who struggle? tomorrow survivors will travel to downing street to hand over the results of the first ever nationwide survey of victims. it paints a picture of a strong first response from emergency services —— but a severe lack of support later on. out of almost 300 people who responded to the survey — only 16% said the immediate response from emergency services needed improvement, and 76% said that — longer term — mental health services weren‘t good enough. judith moritz has been to talking to some of those trying to come to terms with terror. when terror strikes, there is a rush to rescue. attacks have killed,
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maimed and wounded, but there are thousands whose injuries are invisible. people like darren, he used to enjoy going to the football with his son. now i'd be different, because the anxiety and being dismissed. darren went into the lobby at manchester arena when the bomb exploded. now he has posttraumatic stress disorder or ptsd. he says he‘s not had enough help. nobody can see any injuries on me because physically i don‘t have them. mentally, i‘ve got hundreds. i get people saying come on, is 17 months ago, get over it. what has been the lowest point for you? no one intervened. that is very bleak. yes. in manchester, a specialist training programme was set up to identify people who needed help, but counsel and treatment is offered by individual nhs trusts. there is no uk wide arrangement for the mental
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health response to terror attacks. david fulks was 22 when he was killed in the 77 london bombings. his father graham now campaigns for terror victims. he says guidelines on making help available quickly enough are not being followed. on making help available quickly enough are not being followedlj enough are not being followed.” have been overwhelmed with stories of people from 77, bataclan, toonie zia and london who have been left feeling suicidal —— genesio. isolated, and without support and help. we don't seem to have a national plan, we don't seem to learn anything from the previous attack. we don't seem to have a syste m attack. we don't seem to have a system that says oh my gosh, we've had an attack, this is what we do. bonfire night has been around, the fireworks are triggering. some sound exactly like the bombs founded on the night. 15-year-old natalie harrison was at manchester arena with her mum valerie. they both found it difficult to get enough nhs counselling. valerie‘s sessions were
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stopped after seven weeks and natalie is on a waiting list.” stopped after seven weeks and natalie is on a waiting list. i want to open up to someone, and i'm feeling like i'm being stopped from doing that. i need it now, rather than ina doing that. i need it now, rather than in a month's time. please don't hesitate to call us again if you need a. with nhs services stretched charities like victim support are stepping up. their help line extended to 2a hours a day after last your‘s terror attacks. extended to 2a hours a day after last your's terror attacks. we were still taking calls for westminster when manchester arena happened. since then we've really never had the opportunity to pull back our hours and don't now intend to, because he recognised the need for immediate emotional support. because he recognised the need for immediate emotional supportm manchester, the nhs resilience hub, which screened arena victims for mental health care, says they are aware of problems around the country. i think there is variability in the author, nationally. we have seen it ourselves, but we would encourage people to make contact with a resilience hub because we are able
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to facilitate quicker access. a government spokesperson said in many areas survivors rate the support they receive highly, but there‘s clearly more to do, and it will work with the dems to ensure support in future is swift and coordinated. —— it will work with victims. millions of children have enjoyed cbeebies book at bedtime over the years — but last week — for the first time — a story was told using makaton, an alternative to conventional sign language. it caught the attention of 6—year—old tom mccartney, who‘s deaf, when he watched it with his mother. lorna gordon has more. bedtime story. hello, i'm rob... it‘s become part of the bedtime routine for many parents and their children, but when actor rob delaney recently took on cbeebies storytelling duties, it led to a very special reaction from one young boy. as soon as he saw rob coming on and he was using makaton, hejust, yeah, he wasjust
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so engaged and excited by it. although tom doesn‘t have any speech, he has a very expressive little face and he uses, he doesn‘t just sign, as you can see, but he uses his entire body, as you saw, including standing up in his chair, to be able to get across how excited he was. six—year—old tom has complex medical needs. during one of his trips to hospital, his mum and dad started using makaton sign language to help communicate with their son. for many people, it's their bread—and—butter and their language. that is what they used to understand and be understood. and actually it enables them to access communities and enables them to access life, and have that ability to have that independence, to be understood, as you and i would. the young boy‘s joyful response has been shared thousands of times online. it even caught the attention of the storyteller himself, who said tom‘s response was beautiful. used it to communicate with his son
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who had a tracheotomy. henry, who had a tracheotomy while seriously ill with a brain tumour, and who died earlier this year. i‘m so glad that it was him that they chose to do it, i think because he has a personal connection to makaton, with his son, henry, that made it even more specialfor us, knowing what he had been through, and the kind of personal journey with makaton. mum laura said her son‘s reaction had left her in tears. the family‘s hope now — that makaton will make it into more children‘s television, so tom can enjoy more of his favourite programmes in a language he understands. lorna gordon, bbc news, falkirk. well let‘s speak to tracy clark who is a senior tutor at the makaton charity, and who worked with rob delaney on his cbeebies bedtime story. we saw what impact it had there, clearly it can have a huge impact on lots of children. tell us a bit more about it, and how it came about and what more you are trying to do to
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spread its use. yes, hi, ben. the makaton language programme is literally that, a language programme. it is notjust about the signing, we also speak as well, and we also can use the picture symbols to help people to communicate, both children and adults, so the most important thing is speaking when you are signing. so, just talk to us about the uses of it, because a lot of people want to use it with their kids before they actually learn to speak, don‘t they, and to encourage them to communicate? yes. the fantastic thing about makaton is we a lwa ys fantastic thing about makaton is we always use speech to accompany the science. it is not that it is a replacement for spoken language, we are trying to encourage spoken language all the time so you can use it for songs and stories, everyday activities, routines like bedtime or
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just about anything. makaton can be incorporated into anyone‘s everyday life. it is notjust aimed at children with learning difficulties? no. primarily when makaton first was around, it was meant for adults with learning difficulties or communication problems, however we have moved on a lot since then. adults are still a big part of the makaton community, but children are also using it to. even in mainstream settings a lot of nurseries will use makaton as the first contact point and first communication. we are having a few problems communicating with you, actually, right now. can you tell us what people can do if they are interested in learning makaton? how easy is it, what would they do it they wanted to do that? yes. the first part of call is go to the makaton website, which is www. makaton .org and on that there‘s lots of information about makaton
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itself, and there is training courses on there. lots of advice and obviously there‘s lots of social media around as well, but that would be the first part of call. we got over 1000 tutors in the country, so we can always meet the need out there somewhere. could you just show us there somewhere. could you just show usa there somewhere. could you just show us a few of the makaton symbols, or pieces of fine that you could just show to us a few simple words? yes, you can say hello, that is the first one. 0bviously you can say hello, that is the first one. obviously there is goodbye, which is really easy to do. you could say it is time to go. there‘s lots of animals, like your rabbit, or you could do a paid. he wants a more? that is fine. that is more than enough for us to be going on with. tracy, thank you very much indeed. senior tutorfor with. tracy, thank you very much indeed. seniortutorforthe with. tracy, thank you very much indeed. senior tutor for the makaton charity. fascinating to talk to you.
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thank you very much. level eight. much thank you. beautiful. the headlines on bbc news: ministers are forced to accept several amendments to the budget finance bill this evening — as theresa may tries to keep hold of power since presenting her draft brexit agreement. president trump says the us wants to stand by saudi arabia — even if the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman knew about the killing ofjournalist jamal khashoggi. one in five local hospital services in the uk have failed to hit any of their waiting time targets —— for cancer, accident and emergency and routine operations. an update on the market numbers for you — here‘s how london‘s and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. they are all down as you can see. millions of people are thought to be struggling with debt in the uk — every month spending more than they earn.
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now the government is planning to give people in financial difficulties greater support, by introducing legal protection from creditors for 2 months while they sort out their finances. 0ur consumer affairs correspondent colletta smith has been looking into how the new breathing space scheme might work. four years ago denny‘s had to leave herjob because of a knee operation. 0n sick pace just could not keep up with her bills. it‘s horrible. you don‘t sleep, because you‘re frightened of somebody coming to the door of a night, and the slightest noise you hear, you justjump. if you‘d been given two months breathing space, what kind of difference would it have made? a big, big difference. you wouldn‘t have been as isolated, i don‘t think. but with that help, and with that breathing space, you think, i can get out of that, i can open my curtains again, i can answer my door, i can answer my phone and just try to get a normal life back together.
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grab a seat. denise is now debt free after getting help from the charity christians against poverty. they are delighted with the government‘s new plans but want debts to local councils and the taxman included. 0ften it‘s these debts that have some of the more aggressive collection procedures, so to know that you won‘t be chased for the credit cards you own and the overdrafts you own for a 60— day period, and maybe the council tax debts and also inland revenue debts, the whole thing needs to be in place for it to be truly breathing space. lots of people are insignificant financial trouble. in fact, a million people in the uk aren‘t keeping up with regular payments of their debts. and at christmas, it‘s a particularly difficult time when there is more and more pressure to spend. there‘s already a similar scheme running in scotland called a debt arrangement scheme, but charities there want to do more. westminster are introducing a 60—day period and we more than welcome that because it‘s longer than it is scotland
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and we would welcome the ability to extend that, so that people can continue with their protections from the breathing space period over to the statutory debt management plan. denise hopes others will be helped too. the relief, it was like a boulder had been lifted off my shoulders. the debts won‘t go away but two months might be enough to give thousands of others that crucial gulp of air. more on the latest brexit news now — and let‘s just remind the government has been forced to accept a series of opposition amendment in the comments to avoid potential defeat. the dup, which effectively propped up the government, had withdrawn its support for the government‘s budget legislation in protest at the drop brexit agreement. —— draft brexit
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agreement. tomorrow theresa may will travel to brussels for a meeting with the eu commission presidentjean—claude juncker, to talk through the withdrawal agreement — although it‘s not thought that anything will be officially agreed at this stage. provided those discussions go well and the prime minister continues to hold off any attempt by tory rebels to remove her — the eu will hold an emergency summit to approve the deal on the 25th of november. after that, if the deal is approved by the eu, the uk parliament will hold what‘s called a "meaningful" vote on the deal that needs to happen sometime in december. if parliament approves the deal — which at this point in time looks by no means certain — then the eu withdrawal agreement bill will be produced early in the new year. then it‘s the eu‘s turn — its parliament will vote on the deal — needing a simple majority for it to be adopted. then at the eu council — 20 countries representing 65% of the population must approve it. if all of this happens, then it will be on 29th march 2019 at 11pm our time — that the uk is expected to leave the eu —— and the so—called transition period begins.
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and 21 months later — on the 31st of december 2020 — unless it‘s extended — the transition comes to an end, and the future relationship comes into force — providing that has been agreed by then. lots of it in but and a long way to global soap gas before we get to that stage. i am joined now by alison young, a constitutional expert and professor of public law at the university of cambridge. thank you for being with us. first of all, let‘s talk about that backbench revolt which doesn‘t seem to have quite happened yet. the a8 letters have not been received by the chairman of the 1922 committee, so for the moment theresa may is safe. just talk us through how all of that could pan out if they were to get the a8 letters. of that could pan out if they were to get the 48 letters. if that pans out, then it will trigger a leadership contest, so there‘ll be a vote of no—confidence in theresa may
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within the conservative mps. will then trigger an element of nominating at least two members that didn‘t go through to the leadership contest. 0bviously didn‘t go through to the leadership contest. obviously if there are more than to that put themselves forward conservatives will go through a process of a ballot as they did before. and it goes to the conservative membership to vote. whilst all of that is going on in theresa may decides not to resign as prime minister during the leadership contest prime minister during the leadership co ntest s he prime minister during the leadership contest she will remain as prime minister during that period, and this is all separate from what goes on with regards to parliament. while this is going on parliament is still in session and still sitting, unless and until someone triggers the ability to have an early general election under the fixed—term parliaments act. all a bit complicated to a drug what goes on in the conservative party and leadership and what goes on in parliament. yes, indeed. for the moment she looked like she is perhaps more secure then she felt a few days ago. what about the latest on the brexit situation? what do we
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expect in the terms of that draft agreement? obviously that will then go through to the european council. it is highly unlikely as we know from statements both within europe, that the deal will be modified, greatly so. it is likely what we have will be if that is what degree that will be what comes through. wa nt to that will be what comes through. want to get through that process we have various triggers the meaningful book provisions that go to the european union withdrawal act and this whole series of votes that have to happen. there‘ll be a statement that will then have to be a motion in the house of commons to vote in favour of the framework for future relationship which we have been seeing a 7—page document, and the withdrawal agreement. then i goes through the house of lords to have to vote to take note of that and when all that it is done you have to have the new european union withdrawal agreement bill put before parliament and voted on and agreed to, and when all of that has got three you then have to go through the constitution of the formal governments act. it is a long series of processes. a long series of
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debates and votes. for the moment the way it stacks up or the wavy arithmetic stacks up it look like she can get all that through. exactly, and that is when it becomes a problem because then you are stuck with the very series of consequences from the european withdrawal act and also with regard to have that leads into the fixed—term parliaments act. if the meaningful vote fails, then you have to have a statement from the government as to what they will proceed to do, and then there‘ll be a neutral motion on that particular discussion. if it all fails and colla pses discussion. if it all fails and collapses because we don‘t get the withdrawal agreement going through we will have to have a series of state m e nts we will have to have a series of statements and it all is up to the deadlines of the 21st of january with yet more votes on neutral votes in opposition as well so lots of voting going on. we have triggered article 50. we have. which means it isa article 50. we have. which means it is a two—year period until we actually leaves the. there is no weight... what is the legality of if weight... what is the legality of if we wa nted weight... what is the legality of if we wanted to take that back or make
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ita we wanted to take that back or make it a little bit later on rather than the dates that we had? is any of that legally possible? we don't know, is the short answer to that and that is because article 50 is new. adventure you know we have a reference that went from the court of session in scotland up to the european court of justice. of session in scotland up to the european court ofjustice. they will be hearing that on the 27th of november, and the question they will be deciding is would it be possible to unilaterally revoke article 50. would it be possible for the uk to say we have changed our minds and we would like to revoke it, and we will not know the legal answer to that until the european court ofjustice gives its decision on the issue. what about the idea of a second, another referendum, a people‘s load as its supporters call it? what about the constitutionality of that? how would that happen? for that to happen you would need to have an act of parliament and in power and hold a referendum. you had to have that legislation going through. that might be very difficult to be given the deadlines we have, so
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realistically we may need to have to ask eitherfor an realistically we may need to have to ask either for an agreement to extend the negotiation period of article 50, or you might be in a position where we could revoke if thatis position where we could revoke if that is obviously if you want to people‘s vote to decide whether to leave or remain it will be much better to ask for an extension rather than to go because we all know what the outcome of the bill will be —— revoke article 50. know what the outcome of the bill will be -- revoke article 50. lots of possibilities. thank you very much indeed. very good to talk to you and see you again. maybe the weather is a little more certain. nick miller can predict it, perhaps, for us. chilly wind continues overnight, plenty of cloud, shower, outbreaks of rain and sleet or hill snow. look like to be wedded across northeast england into the pennines and other eastern parts of scotland. there‘ll be of use your spell developing with the end using later in the name to southern england, wales, the midlands. of england and wales,
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so a few heavy showers running through southwest england into wales. it could have hail, lighter breeze, but windy for scotland and for northern ireland, but the wind chill is not as noticeable during wednesday. thermometer temperatures, the feel of the weather, so not as chilly for many of us, but with lighter winds and clear skies wednesday night and widespread frost. hello, i‘m ros atkins, this is 0utside source. president trump says he won‘t take action against saudi arabia, even if the crown prince knew about the murder ofjamal khashoggi. he says this is all about america first. as a caravan of migrants heads to america, a san franciscojudge rules against the white house — saying people can apply for asylum in the us even if they enter the country illegally. a suicide bomb attack on a meeting of religious scholars
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in the afghan capital kabul kills dozens of people. and a dead whale washes up on the shores of indonesia with six kgs of plastic in its stomach. we‘ll get more details on that.
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