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this is bbc news. the headlines. eighteen migrants are stopped as they try to reach the english coast by boat — amid a surge in the numbers trying to cross the channel. they're being taken by smugglers — some are stealing boats and charging the migrants thousands. translation: cost you three to four thousand i , i ,iam , i am taking three people with me. they pay in cash. we did in the boat and off we go. the prime minister begins selling her brexit deal to the public as she makes flying visits to wales and northern ireland. we will be able to negotiate trade deals around the rest of the world. we have been talking with agreements that we could have in the future. the driver who crashed into a supermarket killing 2 people — a bus company is fined more than 2 million pounds after ignoring warnings about him. how what we eat impacts global warming —
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as the un warns cuts to greenhouse gases are way off track. and, tributes to baroness trumpington, a wartime code breaker, and former minister, who's died aged 96. there's been a sharp rise in the number of migrants trying to cross the channel by boat this year. more than 100 have managed the perilous journey from france to the kent coast. this morning 18 migrants in two small boats — including a baby — were stopped in the channel. in the last 3 weeks alone boats have made it across the channel carrying 110 migrants — many claiming to be iranian nationals. all of them have been passed to immigration officials. the french police say
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they believe the recent surge in numbers is down to tighter security at eurotunnel and also the french police say they believe the recent surge in numbers is down to tighter security at eurotunnel and also brexit — with migrants wanting to get to the uk before it happens. colin campbell reports. rescued off the coast of dover, in an inflatable dinghy, these are migrants from northern france trying to get to britain. in the last few months, there's been a surge in this kind of activity. a migrant camp in dunkirk we're secretly filming using an undercover researcher. it's smugglers like this man who are at the heart of the problem, willing to risk lives forfinancial gain. translation: a boat, it will cost you £341,000. i'm taking three people with me. they're paying cash. we get a boat, and off we go. he says he was a fisherman in iran, and getting us
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across the channel would be easy. translation: look, i will check the weather. you have waves in the sea, ferries across the water and they can drag you underneath them even if you are one kilometre away. but i know the sea routes, where you will not be disrupted by the ferries. more than 100 migrants have reached the kent coast. but not all that depart succeed. farhad from afghanistan was put in a dinghy with 11 others. he was rescued at night after the engine stalled. he thought he was going to die. it was freezing couple of days ago, and when you get wet, i was like that to myself. a couple of guys they fainted, they were sleeping and we were trying to wake them up, and they were, we were trying to wake them up because their hearts will stop from the cold. this migrant told me the boat he was in capsized after being battered by waves. living in a squalid makeshift camp
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in calais, they claim they fled their countries because of religious and political persecution. their desperation to get to the uk is being fuelled by fears of brexit. how many of you think it's going to get harder, put your hands up? you all think it's going to get harder? there is a rush. everybody‘s talking about it in here, in thejungle, we're like we need to get in quicker, you know what i'm saying, in case the security get fired up. even as winter sets in and temperatures start to plummet here, migrants in this part of the north of france are continuing to prepare to cross this treacherous stretch of water. it's happening at night—time in the dark, and they're using their mobile phones to navigate across to the kent coast. waiting to catch a dinghy to the uk, these iranian migrants told me they paid £6,000 each and were waiting to be taken to a nearby beach by smugglers. translation: we have to go by boat. we know we are putting our life in danger. i've tried before, but the waves
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were three metres high and came up over the boat. i already stared death in the face. there are fears drowned migrants could wash up on to calais' beaches. migrants trying to cross are risking their lives, every night, here in calais. is the french authorities doing enough? we try to stop them, we stopped quite every boat that tried to cross the channel, but we need to face the truth. the truth is we cannot stop everyone. 0verloaded with migrants, this was the boat stopped by french authorities this morning. they were rescued, but there's real fear lives may soon be lost. that was colin campbell reporting. to talk about the migrant crisis is founder of ‘care 4 calais' clare moseley, she joins us from liverpool. good evening. good evening. about
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the situation in france, what is your assessment of the situation there at the moment a shell of the situation is terrible because we are going into winter. there is no shelter from the elements, no sanitation and the conditions are poon sanitation and the conditions are poor, people are freezing. and what do you think should be done to improve that situation?” and what do you think should be done to improve that situation? i would love to see proper living conditions, shelters and a proper humane camp. we did not have that before but that was the ideal. there are people in dunkirk where the legal right to be in the uk and have not had their complaints heard. there's so much more that could be done. it would be great to see it happen. wanted the current focus is that exist on those trying to cross
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the english channel, the migrants and coverage of that today, the number appears to be going up. i do think that is happening?” number appears to be going up. i do think that is happening? i think it is desperation all around, the migrant crisis is due to desperation. many people running away from terrible things, becoming more and more desperate the get away. the conditions are getting worse, it is absolutely heartbreaking to hear people scaring them and smugglers taking them when they just want to seek safety and protect theirfamilies. they just want to seek safety and protect their families. things that you and i would want in the same situations. the are fleeing persecution, and they‘ re just getting more and more and desperate. it is absolutely heartbreaking. what is the role of the smugglers
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specifically what can we do to clamp down on it? in that piece, you saw them trying to persuade the migrants to get in the boat and that this brea ks to get in the boat and that this breaks my heart, to sea people treated like that. and that has to do with whether the authorities are on hand to clamp down on a presumably. that is not my place to comment on. we are just there to look after the migrants and a humanitarian context and provide them clothing and toiletries, we are trying to get into the winter and thatis trying to get into the winter and that is going to be a really big challenge this year. i appreciate that but i was just wondering about the level of contact that an organisation like yours might happen at those up can and influence what those can do about that. be campaigning work that we do is what we do with our volunteers in
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the uk, we're doing everything we can, because the uk has a role to play in this as well. would love to see the uk being more tolerant and welcoming to the refugees, the uk has the management of the border and we are doing all we can to encourage people to have better facilities in france to get people processed across the uk where they have a right to be there. and a campaign for the systems, for people who want to get across the uk, so we have the campaign. a final thought about the levels of tolerance, your well aware that yes, there is tolerance in some quarters. but there is not in others. so what you say to the areas where there is not as much tolerance ? what we believe is not, it is not
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about knowledge, everyone that i ever met meet someone who has a problem when your first instinct is to help them, and we see that everyday in the volunteers, and the issue in the uk i believe is that there is a lot of misinformation about the refugee crisis. a of misinformation about the refugee crisis locally around france, what i wa nt crisis locally around france, what i want people to do is to read about it, to look at the reports and talk to them, they're just people, ordinary people in trouble and that isa ordinary people in trouble and that is a people do not realise that you do not need to be afraid of these people. see for yourself. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages. at 10:40 and 11:30 this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are, the guardian columnist, dawn foster and, the former trade minister, lord digbyjones. the prime minister has begun trying
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to sell her brexit deal to the public on a whirlwind tour of wales and northern ireland against a backdrop of continuning criticism — the latest from the likes of president trump, to senior figures in her own party as well as the dup leader arelene foster who today said theresa may had given up on getting a better brexit deal. one of the most controversial parts of the deal is the so—called backstop — to ensure an open border on the island of ireland in the event that the uk leaves the eu without securing an all—encompassing deal. it would involve a temporary single custom territory effectively keeping the whole of the uk in the eu customs union — until both the eu and the uk agree it's no longer necessary. northern ireland would also stay aligned to some eu single market rules. 0ur political editor, laura kuenssberg reports from belfast. the start of another working day. the hardestjob in brexit has been
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working out what happens here. in belfast, as in parliament, maybe the only thing everyone feels his frustration. only thing everyone feels is frustration. i think people are getting fed up with it. a lot of people are afraid of that now. but, you decide to get on with it. the hard border, but there's been talk about, i don't think it will happen. are they going to be left out on their own or a different part of the uk? i've just had enough. i don't think anyone knows what happening honestly. the prime minister's working day, just gets harder. controversy everywhere. here, she tried to sell her economic compromising the so—called backstop backstop, where if there is no big trade deal of the eu in the future, northern ireland would be more closely bound to the eu than the rest of the country. she knows it's unpopular.
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hear her laughing about being written off. i have to find a deal. and then back to the script. people don't want to go back to uncertainty and division and it's that uncertainty and division that would happen if the people in parliament to not support this deal. the boss here is part and the one who's with her. desperate for that agreement he signed off. not because it's perfect, but of something better than this unsteady situation he believes is costing jobs. we need a deal and there is only one deal on the table. i just can't reconcile the reality of what we face with the positions being taken by politicians uk wide. i didn't see a no deal brexit on the side of the bus and i certainly can't reposition our industry and the space of four months. they need to face up to the reality
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and stop spinning the illusions of what it means. but all political sides are stubborn, supposed northern irish allies of the prime minister are furious that her compromise could see northern ireland more tightly tied to the eu. instead of wasting the next two weeks trying to persuade everybody that this is the only deal left and we must accept it, i mean, my goodness, what kind of propaganda route is that? this is it. this is good as it gets, so must accept. the prime minister has given up and she's saying that this is where we are images that accept that. but she may have given up on further negotiations on train find a better deal, but i haven't given up. she said she's done anything but given up, what she's trying to do is actually get something done that is realistic rather than spend another two years talking about what might be. why do we need the backstop in the withdrawal agreement? what happens your northern ireland has been the biggest brexit and none from all along. and the prime minister
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possible solution to problem around the irish border is precisely what is turned so many of her natural allies against her. and right now, there's precious little sign of any of them being willing to budge at all. the prime minister might find refuge in crowds today in wales, as well as across the irish sea. but parliament's decision and many mps believe the deal is still it may but parliament's decision and many mps believe the deal is doomed. it may take more than handshakes to shift them. let's talk to our political correspondent jonathan blake who is in westminster... we saw images there, so news coming out of scotland as well, which is worth putting into this debate, from nicolas about the impact of brexit. yes, the scottish government has further say on its opposition to theresa may's brexit deal, with the first minister. 0utlining how in her
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view, scotland will be poorer as a result of this deal. the government claims that investment will fall in scotla nd claims that investment will fall in scotland by the year 2030, scottish people will be £1600 a year worse off in the worst—case scenario, that his economic analysis which was first published injanuary. but it is well documented that the s and p are very much anti—brexit as a whole, and beat deal that theresa may has reached, as it stands in westminster, they will vote against it when parliament gets a vote on the 11th of december. but the prime minister will nevertheless, continued her tour of the uk this week, we expect her to does scotland next and you'll be doing a similar thing and meeting the general public, and meeting business leaders and some politicians and the devolved nations, hoping that the arguments she makes to them will make it through to mps at
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westminster course have a vote whether to approve or block this deal. she will be back in westminster before going to scotland to face prime minister's questions, oi’ to face prime minister's questions, or it could be another rough ryder theresa may. —— ride four. or it could be another rough ryder theresa may. -- ride four. when the vote some parliament cannot be determined. —— can that be. dahl the best thing is to go over the heads of mps and beyond westminster and out into communities of the uk. to make the argument for her deal. it isa make the argument for her deal. it is a risky strategy because the ones with the power to block or approve the deal are those in westminster, but the prime minister hopes that in taking her deal to the public, public opinion perhaps would be swayed in the short term and people will be of the mind that it is best
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to approve this deal, rather than face the alternatives where no one knows what will happen if it does not get to parliament. but whether they are listening or not, or change their minds, there's very little evidence of that at this stage. the headlines on bbc news... eighteen migrants — including a baby — are rescued from two small boats in the english channel as they tried to reach the uk. theresa may has started hertourof the uk, to sell the controversial brexit deal, which has been widely criticised by mps. a bus company has been fined almost 2—and—a—half—million pounds, after one of its drivers crashed into a supermarket, killing two people. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, to the champions league
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first — manchester city and manchester united are both in action this evening... kick—off was at 8.00... city only need a point in lyon to go through to the last 16. 0-0. and united will progress if they win at home against young boys and valencia lose tojuventus. it's 0—0 with about 15 minutes played in both games. elsewhere tonight, leicester host southampton in their rearranged league cup fourth round tie — the game was postponed following the helicopter crash that killed the club's owner and four others at the end of october. manager claude puel had said ahead of their 1—all draw at brighton on saturday that it was time to try to move forward and focus on football. it's currently 0—0 at the king power stadium. that one is about half an hour in. the organisation which runs south american football says the postponed second leg of the copa libertadores won't be played in argentina. but the match between local rivals boca juniors and river plate will take place on either the 8th
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or 9th of december, with the venue still to be decided. it's after the original fixture was postponed after boca players were injured in an attack on their team bus, events which one former player said has ‘shamed' argentina. well spurs manager mauricio pochettino has described the violence as being a cultural problem in his home country — and one that might never be solved. he linkened the situation to that in england in previous generations. for many schoolchildren, how you're going to change, i do not know. i do not know how to change that because it is so difficult for the politicians, difficult for the people that try harder to change, but the schoolchildren, we have to doa but the schoolchildren, we have to do a very tough show and i am sure
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that it do a very tough show and i am sure thatitis do a very tough show and i am sure that it is going to change. sol campbell has been appointed manager of the english football league's bottom side macclesfield town after agreeing an 18 month contract. it's the former england defender‘s firstjob in charge of a team. he had previously complained that his managerial career in england has been hampered by a lack of opportunity for black coaches. macclesfield are five points adrift at the foot of league two and they‘ re currently in action against exeter... johnny bairstow has become the latest england cricketer to try his hand at the shortest form of the game. after returning to the test side and winning man of the match in colombo, he's signed a short—term deal with kerala knights in the t10 league which is being played in the uae. the team is captained by england one day skipper eoin morgan. and some newsjust in, uefa have moved arsenal's europa league match in ukraine on thursday has been moved because of security concerns. the game against vorskla will now be played in the capital city kiev instead of vors kla's stasium in poltava. it follows the introduction of martial law into some regions in the country. uefa says they'll continue
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to monitor the situation that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in sportsday at half past ten. the british academic, freed from jail in the united arab emirates yesterday, has arrived back in britain. matthew hedges was welcomed home by his wife daniela te—hada and members of his family. the durham university phd student was given a presidential pardon after being sentenced to life in prison just days earlier for spying for the british government. a police watchdog says a ‘crisis' in mental health services is putting an ‘intolerable burden‘ on police in england and wales. the inspectorate of constabulary claims officers are being forced to respond to tens of thousands of incidents every year, which should be handled by mental health specialists. our home affairs correspondent danny shaw reports. he was a talented musician, but for many years sean rigg suffered from severe
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mental health problems, paranoid schizophrenia. in august 2008, he was arrested and restrained by police after reports he'd attacked people. the ao—year—old was taken to a police station, but he collapsed and died in hospital. an inquestjury said police had used an unnecessary and unsuitable level of force. what you need is care. when somebody is being restrained, somebody is vulnerable, the excessive force that's being used, that shouldn't happen. we are where we are, police are involved in this. the watchdog that monitors police in england and wales says they should be far less involved in cases like this. in a report, it says officers are picking up the pieces because the mental health system is broken. the report says when mental health patients need help, 50% of the trips to hospital or a safe place are made by police, not ambulance. it takes about three hours for police to deal with someone who is mentally unwell.
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in london, five people with mental health problems called police 8600 times last year, more than anyone else. the police are called to step in out of hours when other services go home, so we see the volume of calls to police peaking at around four or five o'clock in the evening weekdays when other practitioners are going home. and we see that as other mental health services pushing the risk and demand on to the police just because they are a 24/7 service. police leaders have welcomed the inspection report. they say the health service must stop passing the buck. this report must now put a full stop to everything that we've said before. there is a crisis, it needs to be dealt with and there needs to be some action. so i completely support what's being said. the government says it's planning to spend an extra £2 billion a year on mental health services in england and has already reduced the use of police custody for those in need. joining me in the studio
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is dr rebecca montacute, whose mother died earlier this year during a mental health crisis thank you for coming in. tell us a little bit more. my mum had a long—term mental health problem, it got somewhat better but at the start of this year, she started to become well, and people got support for her, support for herself. she had very little help from the mental health services and she ended up in a car accident, she hit a lorry and after that, by summer of course she did not die then, she actually survived that and despite that, the
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police had to do a large amount of work. so it was closed in both directions and large amounts of several police having to take a lot of time to deal with that situation. they then told in emergency staff that they were concerned that she was possibly doing something to harm herself. she was released, she then didn't have any help over the next subsequent two dave, no one came to see her, my stepdad called repeatedly to ask for help for her and a couple of days after the accident, she went missing again. police called, lots of police time on the search operation trying to look for her and after a few hours, they found her, but she had already died. you highlights of our times that the involvement of the police how often they were involved, but the absence of mental health
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services. absolutely. in the inquest of her death, there were nine failings in the care that she received from the mental health staff and in several instances, the coroner highlighted the possibility of staff being overworked, at least of staff being overworked, at least of our point of view, it seemed like there was no help happening in the police operation would have cost a huge amount of money, if they had not spent that money on helping mum, she could've gotten the support and would not have died and i am 27 yea rs old would not have died and i am 27 years old and my mum is dead. that is the real actual impact to not having these services, having police ending up shouldering all of it and not actually dividing support for families. what it has said today
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about, how do you react to that?” was not surprised at all, they've said they were completely unsurprised, they'd seen it. itjust shows that there needs to be more money put into mental health services, the police should not be picking it up into the police and that they can get up, people do not get care in the way that they actually need it. i suppose the problem is inevitably it is a talking point today because the report is out today. how do you continue to put the pressure on that you really want to see exerted? coming on and talking to people and saying, the actual impact of this is that people like me do not have a mum. my stepdad thought that he had decades left with my mum and now he is alone. the impact of this is having people left behind like this andi having people left behind like this and i think don'tjust see the headlight and people should do things like say to them, look, this is not good enough and i think
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people really see the effect of it, then hopefully they can start to push and say look, this is unacceptable. thank you very much for coming in. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich we started with some fog and some wind and some rain. wet and windy weather will be the order of the day on wednesday, so much so that there could be some local radio stations will keep you up—to—date. 0ne band of rain moving across eastern areas and other pushes him from the south, the winds may fall in a few places but the odd patch of midst, but it will be turning milder all the while. but in tomorrow, more wet weather pushes into scotland, particularly heavy rains in the hills and southern scotland and 11 of 1a degrees, but a windy day. wind
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gusts early on across the coast, around 50 or 60 mph, wind gusts could be in excess of 70 mph later in the day. it stays unsubtle with windy weather, as we head towards the end of the week. hello this is bbc news. the headlines. 18 migrants — including a baby — have been rescued from two small boats in the english channel as they tried to reach the uk. theresa may has started her tour of the uk — to sell the controversial brexit deal, which has been widely criticised by mps. global efforts to tackle climate change are way off track according to the un, as it details the first rise in co2 emissions in four years. and tributes have been paid to baroness trumpington — a wartime code breaker and former minister, who's died aged 96. a bus company involved in a fatal accident has been fined two point £3 million for allowing
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their tired driver to continue working despite concerns about his abilities. —— £2.3 million for allowing their tired driver to continue working despite concerns about his abilities. a midland red bus crashed in coventry in 2015, killing a seven—year—old boy and a pensioner. the court heard that kailash chander, who was then 77, had mistaken the accelerator for the brake. sima kotecha reports. it was a bus journey that went terribly wrong, and cost two people their lives. behind the wheel was 77—year—old kailash chander, a driver who lost control as he pulled out from a bus stop and ploughed into a sainsbury‘s store. today, his former employer, midland red, was fined £2.3 million, after admitting failing to prevent the accident by monitoring the driver's performance and tiredness. our own detailed policies were not followed as closely as they should have been. there were failures at an operational level in driver supervision and we deeply regret the opportunities that
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were missed to act decisively on emerging warning signs. the court was told how on numerous occasions the company had been alerted to mr chander‘s problematic driving and had failed to respond. midland red had received several complaints from passengers about his driving. a driver assessment system installed on buses consistently scored his performance as poor, and just 48—hours before the crash, one of his managers had warned that he was not safe and that the company should consider ending his contract. thejudge said midland red had deliberately disregarded the evidence because of staff shortages. he said mr chander, who had beenjudged medically unfit to stand trial, had worked more than 70 hours in some weeks prior to the accident. 76—year—old dora hancox and seven—year—old rowan fitzgerald were killed in the crash. today, rowan‘s family said
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mr chander should have known he posed a risk, and midland red was equally to blame for the cruel way in which the child died. sima kotecha, bbc news, birmingham. efforts to tackle climate change are way off track, according to the united nations. last year greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high, and that's notjust down to pollution. the food we eat has a big impact. the global livestock population has reached 28 billlion animals. and those animals produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and that's expected to increase by 60% in the next two years. reverse 0ur science editor david shukman reports on how our food choices have an impact on the planet. every breath from a cow, and especially every burp, releases methane. 600 litres every day.
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most from the front end, not the back. and because methane warms the planet, the more we eat beef and dairy products, the more the temperatures rise. at this farm, researchers encourage the cows to feed inside this hood so they can measure the methane. so, a cow came in, she was eating... professor chris reynolds explains what they found. she had five eruptations, five belches. so each spike is a burp, is it? it's a burp or a belch. there's been a huge increase in meat and milk consumption. that demand is going to continue, so i think we need strategies for sustainably producing that meat and milk. one option is adding special supplements to the feed. some of these make the cows a lot less gassy. so technically it is possible to reduce the extraordinary amount of methane that cows produce, but on its own that won't be enough to head off the worst of global warming, so it comes down to the key and highly controversial question
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of what we all choose to eat. here at manchester university, researchers study the climate cost of food — the fertilisers, tractors and processing all generate gases that cause more warming. so, add all that up, and these chocolates are responsible for up to 1.4 kilos of carbon dioxide and other gases. that's the equivalent of driving for 12 miles in a car. producing this blt sandwich involves a kilo of the gases — that's like driving for eight miles. and this serving of beef comes out top, creating more than 3.5 kilos of warming gases. that's like a journey for 30 miles. we have got to reduce our carbon emissions across different sectors, and the food sector is absolutely paramount to that because we all eat, and it has a significant contribution to our... notjust the uk emissions
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but globally, so we have to do something about it. and it won't be easy, and it won't be popular. so what does this mean for our everyday shopping? mike berners—lee helps supermarkets work out their climate costs. the differences are striking. making the switch from beef and lamb down to plant—based proteins is about one 50th of the carbon footprint. his advice is to eat more of this, and to check if the produce is british and in season. also to avoid fruit and veg that's been flown here. it's the tenderstem broccoli that's come from kenya and that will almost certainly have gone on an aeroplane. there are some simple rules of thumb, so, is it either in season? or is it robust enough to have been able to travel from elsewhere in the world on a boat? mike and other experts say
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they don't want to preach about low—carbon food, but they say, if we want to tackle climate change, we need to eat less of this. david shukman, bbc news. women who get a degree gain more financially than men in the first few years of work according to a new study. but some of that difference may be down to the fact women who don't go to university are more likely to do part time or poorly paid work. the?research by the institute for fiscal studies also reveals that for around a third of men going to university, it initially makes very little difference to what they earn. here's our education editor, branwen jeffreys. sixth form is decision time — university or not, what to study. so how much do future earnings matter? one of the main reasons i want to go into law is because i think lawyers get paid quite well, and it sounds does sound really bad but i want to be able to go on lots of holidays. do you think it's right to put the emphasis on how much you earn when you leave uni? i currently want to do biology,
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specifically ecology, and that's not really a very well—paid job if you want to be a field scientist. i want to make sure that i'm not just doing something for the sake of what other people think of how much money i get. i want to make sure i'm doing something that is beneficial for me. some careers you don't need a degree for, and in that case you're probably better off getting experience in the workplace. students will be able to compare similar subjects at differing unis and work out what they might earn when they're 29. this data might be used by some sixth formers to help them make a decision, but ministers also want to use it to put pressure on universities around value for money, and that's because graduates who go on to earn less don't pay off all their loans. the taxpayer ends up picking up the bill. it is hard to simulate the future. brighton university students can expect to do well.
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at age 29, their earnings on average are 20% higher than non—graduates. subjects like medicine and business did better than the creative arts, and that worries university leaders. creative industries are a real contribution to society and the economy. many graduates in areas such as humanities and arts go on to do really great things in society, and it's not always measured by the level of salary so i would worry that this may have a negative impact. not all degrees have the same effect on earnings. for men, even more than women, choosing carefully can make all the difference. branwen jeffreys, bbc news. the supreme court has decided not to allow a terminally ill man permission to mount a final legal challenge to the law which prohibits assisted suicide. noel conway, who has motor neurone disease,
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wants a doctor to help him to die. three supreme courtjudges refused permission to allow a full hearing of his appeal. mr conway said the decision was "extremely disappointing". the ride—sharing service, uber, has been fined £385,000 by uk regulators, forfailing to protect customers' personal information during a cyber attack. the information commissioner's office said a series of, what it called, "avoidable data security flaws" allowed the personal details of around 2.7 million uk customers to be accessed and downloaded by attackers from a cloud—based storage system, operated by uber‘s us parent company. a health think—tank says thousands of cancer patients are dying unnecessarily each year. a study by the health foundation found that england had failed to close the gap with countries that perform better, such as canada. 0ur health correspondent, nick triggle, reports. over the last 20 years, there have been four national cancer strategies.
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each has promised the best care for england. but the health foundation said, while there had been progress, the nhs was still lagging behind. its analysis shows that only on breast cancer have the health service managed to actually close the gap with the best performing systems. the report warns the lack of progress is costing lives. each year, 135,000 people die from cancer. but 10,000 of those could be prevented if care was as good as in other nations. the key problem is one of late diagnosis. people who are diagnosed late have a much less good chance of surviving five years than those who were diagnosed early. and so we have got to make it easier for patients to access their gp, for gps to investigate and refer on and for diagnostic services to be there so that people can be diagnosed in a rapid way. the think tank wants to see better access to tests and scans
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to speed up diagnosis, but it said services were being undermined by a lack of staff and equipment, which is delaying how quickly patients are seen. the government has already said it aims to tackle this. last month, the prime minister promised the number of cancers being diagnosed early would increase from one in two to three in four over the next ten years, thanks to the extra funding being provided to the health service. the department of health and social care said more details would be unveiled in the long—term plan for the nhs, which is expected to be published soon. nick triggle, bbc news. the final election of this year's midterms takes place in the us state of mississippi. race has become the dominant issue, after the republican candidate made comments about public hangings, for which she has apologised. her opponent, hopes to become the first african american candidate, to hold a state—wide office for more than a century. 0ur washington correspondent chris buckler reports. the politics of modern america can
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feel chained to the past, in what is undeniably an ugly history. at the national memorial for peace and justice, they make a point of remembering. there are 800 steel monuments hanging here. one for every county. each one engraved with the names of the black men, women and children killed in racist attacks. the parallels with lynchings have made race an issue in a campaign which is facing mike sp, an african—american candidate. which is facing mike sp, an african-american candidate. that this comment was twisted and it was turned into a weapon to be used against me, a political weapon. well, no one twisted your comments because the comments were live. he
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came out of your mouth. normally republicans would regard this as a pretty safe state. but the controversy pretty safe state. but the co ntrove rsy over pretty safe state. but the controversy over the recent comments have left this a much tighter battle. it is why donald trump is a mississippi holding not one but two rallies on the eve of the election. the president has defended his candidate. but her words have led some to suggest that america has still to truly face up to its past. chris buckler, bbc news. the bank of england has released a list of more than 800 scientists who have been nominated to feature on the new £50 note. to be on it, the individual must be real, deceased and have contributed to the field of science in the uk. they include — computing pioneer alan turing, the mathematician and writer ada lovelace, telephone inventor alexander graham bell, and former prime minister margaret thatcher, who spent her early career as a research chemist. the headlines on bbc news...
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18 migrants — including a baby — are rescued from two small boats in the english channel as they tried to reach the uk. theresa may has started hertourof the uk, to sell the controversial brexit deal, which has been widely criticised by mps. a bus company has been fined almost 2.5 million pounds, after one of its drivers crashed into a supermarket, killing two people. 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. also coming up — we visit a seal named brian may to see how he's been recovering since eating two plastic bags. tributes have been paid to the conservative peer,
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lady trumpington, who has died at the age of 96. she worked as a code breaker during the second world war and went on to spend nearly four decades in the house of lords. colleagues have described the peer as ‘one of a kind' and an ‘utter joy‘. 0ur deputy political editor, john pienaar, looks back at her life. laughter. always in her place in the house of lords, always the same. so lucky to be here. as david cameron said, theyjust don't make politicians like that any more, and he meant it. wartime code—breaker, oldest woman ever to be a government minister, and even, after a long life, a youtube sensation. the grainy black—and—white photos tell of a colourful past. land girl on the farm of former pm david lloyd george, during world war ii. then a member of the near legendary code—breaking team at bletchley. churchill visited us.
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he said "you are the birds that laid the golden eggs, but never cackled." and that was the important thing, was that we never talked. never conventional though. wife to a headmaster, one day, fully clothed, at the school pool... ijumped. and half the schooljumped in with me to save me. and my husband wouldn't speak to me for three weeks. why did you do it? just for the hell of it! she was made a peer in 1980, seemed proud of standing up to the iron lady, margaret thatcher. we were really good friends, but if i didn't agree with her about something, i said so. and that was very good for her. she chain smoked her way through several government departments, and then came fame. telling her tales on prime time tv. i've had to sign a piece
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of paper in order to be on this show to say i wasn't pregnant. laughter. why the fame though? well, watch this. a tory peer suggesting she was a revered relic of world war ii. and her silent reply. that picture went viral on youtube. complimentary tributes are normal. they're not always as warm as today's forjean trumpington. baroness trumpington, who's died at the age of 96. scientists at nasa say they're beginning to gather data from mars, after successfully landing a probe on the surface of the planet yesterday. the ‘insight‘ spacecraft has already begun to send its first images back. 0ur science reporter victoria gill sent this report from mission control in pasadena. touchdown confirmed!
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relief and joy at mission control. after plunging through the martian atmosphere at six times the speed of a bullet, nasa's insight spacecraft safely planted its feet on the surface of mars. now the science begins. it's going to be a really busy two or three months for us. i am really hoping that the energy and the feeling today is going to carry me through those next few months, because it is going to be needed. when we get our first marsquake we will get a bunch of images over the next few days. and it is incredible to be on this mission and say, "tomorrow when i come onto my shift i will see an image of mars that nobody has seen before." it's already sending snapshots back to earth. insight‘s cameras will examine its surroundings in detail, so scientists can select exactly where to place its scientific equipment. it will listen for martian earthquakes and drill deep into the planet to study its inner structure. as the insight lander studies the deep interior of mars robotically, it will be sending its data back here, to mission control nasa
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in california, and people will work out exactly how rocky worlds like earth, mars and the moon actually formed 11.5 billion years ago. they lovingly call this the centre of the universe. the two—year mission is now under way to build a picture of the hidden depths of the red planet. victoria gill, bbc news at nasa's jet propulsion laboratory, california. dr rain irshad, a researcher at the science and technology facilities council, worked on the nasa mars insight mission, and explained what exactly the spacecraft was looking for there are a vast range of questions about the universe, the one that everyone wants to know is is there life outside of the earth. and we suspect that there is not life on the surface of mars, but we may well find it below the surface. mars at one stage, had a magnetic field
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which would have been, on earth, it is the result of movements in our molten iron core. that is one of the things that we want to measure with the instruments that we have. that magnetic field is what holds our atmosphere in place. so it allows that atmosphere to keep us warm and protect us from the radiation of the sun. it gives us lovely warm temperatures and liquid water. all the things needed for life to flourish. at some point, mars lost its atmosphere, and lost magnetic field that kept it safe and the solar wind slowly allowed it to drift away, which meant the temperatures on the surface froze, it became bombarded with radiation and that is why we think we have not found life on the surface of mars. but there is the possibility that that life were treated below the surface. so that is one of the questions we are hoping to answer. i was a part of the uk team, the uk instrument is a miniature sized monitor that is incredibly sensitive. in the next few weeks, the lander going to determine
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exactly where on the surface the place that seizmonitor and once up there, you're going to give the first vibrations that anyone has ever felt on the service of another planet, we are hoping to give it mars quakes, and ideally impacts from meteorites as well. we don't know what the structure of mars is, so those vibrations might be coming from ships in tectonic plates we re more likely and pressures from the crust on the of the planet. but we will absolutely feel vibrations coming from meteorite impact all over the planet and each one illuminates the inside of the planet for us. a young seal pup has made a remarkable recovery after falling victim to plastic pollution off the coast of cornwall. jane douglas has been to the cornish seal sanctuary to find out how the seal, named brian may, has been doing after he ate two plastic bags. his appetite for life is now back.
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and eating fish is a joy for brian may, the seal pub here at the cornish seal sanctuary. it is a big change from when he first arrived here at the start of november. he was a very easy to feed at all actually. we actually had quite a lot of trouble with him being able to swallow the fish. so when we force —fed to swallow the fish. so when we force—fed him sometimes he would bring it back up. but as she discovered, or fight them. this is the first case that we have actually seen the plastic, out. so it basically means that it is the first time we have actually seen that it has been ingested directly and it hasn't gone through any fish. we do know that there is micro plastics and fish that go through seal ash, but this is the first case where we have actually seen it ingested directly. it was plastic bags like these that brian may tried to beat. he is lucky. they didn't kill him. the sanctuary says plastic pollution
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around the cornish coast has been causing serious problems for the seals for a number of years. normally they get physically caught up normally they get physically caught up in it. we have a lot of issues with entanglement already. 0nly up in it. we have a lot of issues with entanglement already. only in 2016 and 2017, between those two yea rs, 2016 and 2017, between those two years, there is actually 102 cases of seals being entangled in those two years alone. which is a lot. and we do get them all come through here. brian may is doing well. he's put on nine kilos injust four weeks. its next stage of recovery will be the convalescence pour the sanctuary. and just as we were about to leave, and other rescued seal pup arrived. they've caught this one, john deacon, after the bass guitarist in the queen. if he does well, he can be playing with brian mason in time for christmas. jane douglas, bbc spotlight. now you wouldn't want any ‘beef‘ with this next animal... this cow certainly stands
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out from the crowd — and it's notjust because his name is ‘knickers'. the enormous steer in western australia is believed to be the biggest cow in the country. it's size has saved his life — as his owner, geoff pearson, failed to sell him to the slaughter house because he was too big. the seven—year—old weighs 1.4 tonnes and is two metre's high. knickers is now enjoying his retirement with the rest of the herd. now it's time for a look at the weather. we can cross the newsroom to ben rich. don't really know how to follow that. so i willjust talk about don't really know how to follow that. so i will just talk about the weather. it has changed quite a lot today. we started off pretty quietly with my twins, but some dense fog
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patches. as the day wind on we brought some heavy rain and in many places pretty strong blustery winds as well. it is this sort of weather that will take us for the next few days. low—pressure is taking charge. you can see on this chart, all the white lines and isobars are squeezing together. that shows that we're going to have some very windy weather over the next 2a hours or so. gaels are likely, couple that with some heavy rain and there certainly is a potential for some travel disruption during tomorrow. tune into your radio station if you do have plans to get out and about. the rest of tonight, sun and rain clearing east in areas but there is more pushing into western parts. in between may be the winds are falling like enough to allow a bit of miss the news, but not the fault that we saw last night. all the while it will be turning increasingly mild from the southwest. into tomorrow, pretty messy start to the morning. we will have one vendor showery rain moving across central and eastern areas, they may be a dry spot then. heavy rain into northern ireland and
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scotland. 0ver heavy rain into northern ireland and scotland. over the hills at the southeast of scotland we could see 50 mm of rain, that could cause one oi’ 50 mm of rain, that could cause one or two issues. is it will be mild. but the one thing i have not mentioned yet is the winds. it will bea mentioned yet is the winds. it will be a very windy day. when gus and western areas to the coast. late in the day it may be that in northeast scotla nd the day it may be that in northeast scotland we have wind gusts in excess of 70 mph. as we go through wednesday evening into the night it is not over yet. as you can see there is yet more heavy rain gathering down to the south. moving to the first part of thursday it is this area that is of concern. we may spin upa this area that is of concern. we may spin up a small area of low pressure and that could give a short sharp shock of very strong winds in western areas. heavy rain with that as well. we pushed out way to the east. later on thursday we are left with sunshine and blustery showers. those temperatures are just beginning to creep downwards again. that is the thing that will take us to the end of the week. low—pressure
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still, very much in charge. still a lot of isobars on the chart as we go into friday. very windy and the north. those winds are starting to come down from the north or north west. those temperatures dipping away a little bit during friday and indeed during the weekend. there will still be some rain at times. it will still be some rain at times. it will still be quite breezy. and certainly stay very unsettled as we had to do next few days. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. a un report says greenhouse gas emisions — have reached a record high — and countries need to triple their planned emissions cuts, to stay within temperature limits. president trump's former campaign manager could be facing a lengthy jail sentence after his plea agreeement collapses, paul manafort is accused of lying to the fbi. theresa may's been travelling across the uk trying to sell her brexit agreement. but the main party in northern ireland were clear they weren't happy. she may have given up on further negotiations on trying to find and trying to find a better deal.
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