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you're watching bbc news at 9 with me, annita mcveigh. the headlines... the financial impact of brexit. the government's official figures on how leaving the eu will affect the economy are published today. if the only consideration was the economy, then the analysis shows clearly that remaining in the european union would be a better outcome for the economy but not by much. the prime minister's deal delivers an outcome that is very close to the economic benefits of remaining in. unsafe and understaffed — england's worst performing mental health trust is given weeks to improve by inspectors. problems for the police. a new report says there are significant legal and ethical challenges with the use of facial recognition technology. torrential rain causes travel chaos in sydney after month's worth of rain fell in just a few hours. and coming up in sport. jose mourinho vents his frustration,
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as manchester united get a late winner to qualify for the knockout stages of the champions league. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at 9. the government will today publish its economic analysis into the long—term effects of brexit. the analysis looks at various scenarios, including forecasts for the impact of no deal. it is thought it will show that mrs may's proposal will minimise the impact of leaving the eu on jobs, business and the economy — compared to the other options. our assistant political editor, norman smith, is at westminster. good morning to you. another big day
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for theresa may. the chancellor straight out of the starting blocks as we wait for the publication of the economic analysis. what do you make of what he has had to say so far? the most striking thing he has had to say is his very candid admission that all forms of brexit are worse for the economy than remaining in the eu. mr hammond i think is the first cabinet minister to actually concede that. no doubt that will be seized on by remainer is to argue that we should stay in the eu and why would we want to make ourselves poorer? —— remainers. mr hammond says it is notjust about the economy, there is also a political dimension in terms of respecting the result of the referendum. where we to stay in the eu committee argues that would perpetuate division, disagreement within the country. there is a
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political imperative to leave the u. in that context, mrs may's deal is the least bad option. —— the eu. it minimises the damage of leaving the european union. he says in 15 years, the actual difference between staying in the eu and following the approach of mrs may would be very small, very marginal, there would not be much of a hit to the economy inis not be much of a hit to the economy in 15 years compared with the other options of no deal going to a canada style tra d e options of no deal going to a canada style trade deal or a norway i suspect it is the blunt acknowledgement that the best option for the economy is staying in the eu. have a listen to him. if the only consideration was the economy then the analysis shows clearly that remaining in the european union would be a better outcome for the economy — but not by much. the prime minister's deal delivers
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an outcome that is very close to the economic benefits of remaining in while having all the political benefits of being out. and clearly people don't only look at the economy, they also look at the political and constitutional benefits of exiting the european union. that is what drove the decision in the referendum vote. how does this feed on the strategy of teresa mail regarding her deal to convince conservative mps and others that there is no alternative to her deal? -- theresa may. i suspect it will have fairly limited impact on the numbers at westminster. at westminster i suspect many brexiteers have already pretty much
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discounted the treasury led analysis because they hark back to the treasury's analysis in the referendum and so—called project fear and bayview mr hammond and the treasury as apostles of doom when it comes to brexit and being the heart of remain. —— bay view. they would argue that mrs may has never really embraced the opportunities of brexit, the potentials of brexit, if you to cut free from eu regulations and conditions. that would free the british economy up in a way that mrs may has not really grasped, added to which neither has she really, radically pursued free trade deals. i suspect they will say no surprise and actually the government has never fully seized the opportunities of brexit. so at westminster i doubt
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the figures today are significantly going to change dynamic, which still looks extraordinarily daunting for mrs may if she is to get this deal through. thank you very much. our business correspondent, dominic o'connell, joins me now. the chancellor has said remaining in the eu would be betterfor the economy but not by much but there are other things to factor in as well. the fear analogy will be the harm other no—deal brexit for that they are not in favour of the teresa me deal but they are not fans of a no—deal brexit. —— the theresa may deal. jim ratcliffe was a strong brexiteer. they have said they no
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deal was a disaster. this deal achieves most of what we want from brexit, it is ok. they do not say we wa nt to brexit, it is ok. they do not say we want to go back to staying in the european union, they support the deal put forward by theresa may. we will have several assessments later today. we get the stress test from the bank of england on britain's big banks on top of that we get our financial stability report. a wealth of staff on brexit. a lot of data to get our heads around. the thing is to consider businesses, whether they are backing the deal put forward by theresa may. in a couple of weeks remaining before the parliamentary vote whether they can bring influence to bear on conservative mps and others who say currently they will not back the prime minister. do you remember the
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scottish referendum on the original european referendum? when businesses came out it was kind of the kiss of death. that is a hangover from the financial crisis. lots of companies are saying nothing. they are choosing not to come out strongly because they are uncertain about the effect of vocal support. the follow on from that is if people do not necessarily want to hear from big business, whether these figures can have an impact with the general public who might say to mps, we want you to get behind the plan of the prime minister. norman hinted, do not just look at the short—term economic impact. it is about freeing the economy to do things it cannot otherwise do. it will be all about big things like artificial intelligence, productivity gains, which are not directly tied and
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perhaps held back by membership of the european union. that is the battle we will hear today. thank you very much. the uk's worst performing mental health trust has been told by the care quality commission it has just weeks to make improvements to safety. understaffing and unsafe wards mean the norfolk and suffolk nhs foundation trust has been placed in special measures by inspectors for the third time in as many years, as nicki fox reports. just some of the families failed by england's worst performing mental health trust. many taking their lives before getting the help they needed. 19—year—old nyall brown from norfolk died in may. a popular bmx—er, his family say they were denied crisis care and were told by staff to go private. he was speaking like a iii—year—old. he could only feel the left side of his leg. there was a lot of stuff going on up there that wasn't right. he broke down in the shower that night and said,
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"why am i going crazy?" we said, "you are not going crazy, nyall." he couldn't hardly breathe, he couldn't hardly talk and we were sent home with him. the inspection report says people are self harming while waiting for care and the trust does not have a thread of safety running through it. it says thousands are waiting with no help, wards are unsafe and have been more deaths after failing to learn from mistakes. when people are in their hour of need, often extremely vulnerable, they need confidence that their services are safe and of appropriate quality. from this publication, it suggests that it is time for the secretary of state to step in and take action. the trust said it is disappointed with the report's findings, but fully accepts them and is determined to get things right. nyall‘s father says he was told by staff they understand how he feels. he says that is impossible. nicki fox, bbc news. an independent report has found that there are "profound" legal
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and ethical challenges for british police to overcome, with the use of facial recognition technology. the software is used to identify suspects by comparing images on a police database with faces in crowds. the study, by the university of cardiff examined the technology's use over a ten—month period. danny shaw, reports. using computers to recognise faces. artificial intelligence is now being used by police to identify suspects. but does it work? cardiff university examined the use of facial recognition by south wales police at last year's champions league final and at a series of other events, including rugby internationals and pop concerts. cameras scanned thousands of spectators, comparing their features to images on a police database. it was part of a trial project funded by the home office. at the start, the system accurately matched only 3% of faces it picked out.
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that increased to 46% when a new computer algorithm became available, leading researchers to conclude that the technology can certainly assist police in spotting suspects who otherwise wouldn't be found. in the course of the trial, they recognised on a number of occasions, that it could have other uses. for example, there were uses of it to identify victims of crime as well, when they have been quite badly injured. there are uses of it to identify missing people, and also potentially we think there might be uses that could be put in place in terms of managing people with vulnerabilities such as alzheimer's, who have a tendency to go missing, in order to be able to locate them for safeguarding reasons. but researchers say facial recognition is not a silver bullet. the system struggled to work with large crowds and in poor light, while the face type of a small number of people triggered false positive results. danny shaw, bbc news.
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many women who experience a traumatic birth are being let down by the nhs and some are even being left with undiagnosed post traumatic stress disorder. new research from the royal college of psychiatrists suggests as many as one in 25 women experience ptsd after childbirth. our correspondent jamie coulson reports. that is a mister. when anna simpson gave birth to her daughter, macey, it should have been one of the happiest days of her life. but when complications led to an emergency caesarean section, it rapidly became one of the most frightening. there were a lot of people around me — they were kind of ripping my clothes off, ripping my jewellery off. an anaesthetist was trying to put a cannula in my hand, so i felt as if i was being attacked. in the weeks that followed, anna developed signs of post traumatic stress disorder, or ptsd, including vivid flashbacks and deep distress when reminded of the birth.
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many people may traditionally associate post traumatic stress disorder with soldiers on the battlefield or victims of violent crime. but, for women who have had a traumatic birth, it can bejust as real. without help, it can lead to long—term harm. research suggests 4% of women in the uk, or around 30,000 a year, develop ptsd after a traumatic birth. experts believe many others could go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. women are currently being felled by the nhs in terms of the way that birth trauma is detected, diagnosed and treated. there is a lack of perinatal provision across the united kingdom and women simply are not able to access trauma informed services routinely. nhs england says any form of mental ill health is a concern but great strides have been made with 7000 more women treated last year and specialist mental health services planned throughout england. following treatment, hannah is now looking to the future
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instead of fearing the past. the headlines on bbc news... the government is to publish officialfigures on how leaving the eu will affect the economy later today. the uk's worst performing mental health trust has been told by the care quality commission it has just weeks to make improvements to safety. a new report says there are significant legal and ethical challenges for the police with the use of facial recognition technology in identifying suspects. in sport madeleine fellini got manchester united they needed to beat young boys and qualify for the knockout stages of champions league. manchester city are also through to the knockout stages thanks to a late
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equaliser from the knockout stages thanks to a late equaliserfrom sergio the knockout stages thanks to a late equaliser from sergio aguero, the knockout stages thanks to a late equaliserfrom sergio aguero, a 2— to draw against lyon was enough to see them top the group. and englands net bowlers started their test series against uganda with a win but they had to work for it in liverpool. england had a nine goal lead at half—time but let uganda back into it before holding on for victory. i will be back on all of those stories including seeing jose mourinho really losing his temper, in the next half an hour. martial law has come into effect in parts of ukraine, following a maritime clash with russia on sunday. the tension has prompted president trump to say he might pull out of a meeting with the russian president later this week. on tuesday, a court in crimea ordered the first 12 ukrainian sailors captured by russia on sunday to spend two months in detention. lebo diseko reports. captured at sea by russian forces and now sentenced in a crimean court. one of 12 ukrainian sailors ordered
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to be held untiljanuary. russia says they crossed into its waters illegally, but ukraine insists the incident happened in areas that are free to shipping. russian security services released film statements from three of the captured ukrainians which were widely shown on state tv. one said that he was aware the actions of his navy were provocative. we cannot verify the circumstances of the interviews. kiev says the men were forced to lie under duress. this footage, also released by russia, apparently shows the incident which led to the crisis, the most serious escalation between the two countries in years. the kerch strait where this happened is the only way of accessing ukraine's key ports in the azov sea, which both russia and ukraine are meant to share. but since russia annexed crimea four years ago it's been able to block access in and out.
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on monday ukraine imposed martial law, saying it's the victim of a deliberate act of aggression. translation: i don't want anyone to think this is fun and games. ukraine is under threat of full—scale war with russia. the us is calling on european countries to fully enforce the sanctions on russia over its annexation of crimea. it's a dangerous escalation on the part of russia's continued aggressive behaviour against ukraine. the united states continues to support ukraine's territorial integrity. the secretary is heading to nato, as many of you know, in the coming days. i would imagine that would be a big topic of conversation. america says russia violated international law and president trump now says he might cancel a meeting with president putin at the g20 later this week. mr trump says he doesn't like what is happening, but he hopes they will be able to straighten things out soon. lebo diseko, bbc news.
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beijing is investigating claims by a chinese scientist that he's helped to create the world's first gene—edited babies. professor he jiankui appeared at a conference in hong kong to defend his work, saying healthy twin sisters were born this month with their dna altered, to prevent them from contracting hiv. he said another pregnancy of a gene—edited embryo is at the very early stages. 0ur correspondent robin brant was there. hejiankui spent an hour inside there very calmly defending his work but he was light on specifics and that is problematic. he said that his work has been reviewed by several experts along the way but did not give any details, no names. he said as well that chinese law prevented him from giving the names of the parents of these two twins, he could not say where they lived either. he did say, intriguingly, that there is another pregnancy at the very early stages involving
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an embryo which his team has gene edited, so that is to come. there were lots of questions of course, it felt to me quietly hostile, questions about funding, questions about his secrecy. he said his manuscript detailing the work he has done will be put online for others to review. that is now the key question in this whole sensational revelation, will the details of what he has done be fully published ? will they be fully shared and fully available for others, others of his peers in this country, china, and beyond, to review and make the independent assessment? a blast near a chemical plant in northern china has left at least 22 people dead. torrential rain has caused chaos for commuters in sydney.
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flights were cancelled, train services heavily disrupted and drivers stranded — as a month's worth of rain fell in just a few hours. weather forecasters said there was more than ten centimetres — sydney usually sees an average of eight centimetres in the whole of november. still in australia, and thousands of people have been told to leave their homes as bushfires threaten properties in the state of queensland. a catastrophic fire warning has been issued for the first time in the state's history, as extreme weather hits several parts of the country. in all, 138 bushfires are burning across queensland, as the state endures a heat wave combined with high winds. emergency services have described the conditions as a firestorm. mps have warned there's a "real prospect" of major disruption at britain's ports, if the uk leaves the eu without a deal.
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a report by the public accounts committee says businesses are struggling to prepare for a no—deal scenario, because planning by the department for transport has been too secretive and is — quote — "worryingly under—developed." the government says the findings are inaccurate and says some measures to combat disruption are already in place, but the committee is worried things are still too uncertain. the chair of that committee is labour's meg hillier. the government has a big challenge. they have the vote in parliament on december 11 and a lot will depend on the outcome of that vote and further legislation that has to go through parliament before march 29. we are at the point of no return, for preparing for no deal, if we don't have preparations in place it is difficult to know what could be done, let alone just taking legislation, planning for the logistics of traffic, parked up lorries. there is a lot of uncertainty and the department has
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made some plans, but we don't feel they have been tested rigourously enough. sir geoffrey clifton brown is a conservative mp and sits on the public accounts committee. he is the deputy chair and joins me now, good morning to you, the government is saying the findings of this report are inaccurate but presumably you would not have put your name to a report that is inaccurate? this is based on a lot of evidence from the national audit 0ffice of evidence from the national audit office who have access to any information they want from the department. we question the government pot civil on this matter and as we said, we are concerned the preps preparations are not as advanced as they need to be fairly short time available. other criticisms are a lack of detail given to those why do you think the government is seeing the findings are inaccurate, is the government being unrealistic, the department
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for transport anyway? one of the critical parts of preparing for brexit, parking lorries on the 20 and the m 26 has so far only been desk tested, it's not been properly tested. we don't know if a situation where there is no deal and lorries are being stopped at the port needing to be parked up, whether that will work or whether there will be gridlock on the motorways. another example, when we did our report there are 66 pieces of secondary legislation which need to go through the house of commons in the short time available and only 19 have gone through. whichever way you look at this, whether it's have gone through. whichever way you look at this, whether its physical preparations are legislative preparations are legislative preparations the department, whatever they say, still has an uphill task. there is a lot of use of the word secretive in your report, the department for transport has been secretive in its plan in which it presumably has hampered
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your ability to work on this report and presumably is also hampering the ability of businesses to prepare for whatever eventuality they may face. i entirely agree and the report endorsed that. i believe the best preparation is to be as open as possible, if there are problems for goodness' sake tell businesses what those problems are. businesses are good at adapting to whatever faces them but let's be completely open about it. i think these agreements are not the way forward to do that. the chancellor speaking today, conceding that leaving the eu would be worse off financially but theresa may's deal would leave it less worse off than if there was no deal. what is your position at the moment about the meaningful vote in parliament, will you vote to support the prime minister's plan? we will have the vote on the 11th of september, there
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isa vote on the 11th of september, there is a little time to go before that, at the moment i am on the fence because through this work on the public accounts committee i am fully aware of what i know deal will mean for this country, it will be very, i think, difficult to negotiate, every single thing we've got to negotiate including the department for transport‘s various measures. 0n the other hand i don't like the deal particularly with the backstop which means we have no ability to unilaterally get out of it. i am conflicted at the moment and will be thinking hard on behalf of my constituents and the country as to which way i will vote. your constituency voted by 51.1% to remain ifi constituency voted by 51.1% to remain if i am accurate, so you are persuadable, you are on the fence, do reports like the one you have been involved in producing and talking about the risks associated with no deal help the prime minister in her campaign to get that deal passed? absolutely not because i am fully aware of the enormous amount
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of work we've still got to do before the 29th of march and ijust think we are not going to be as prepared asa we are not going to be as prepared as a country as we ought to be and one would tend to wants to give the prime minister a chance. but as i've said on the other hand if you don't feel the deal is right for the country you should not vote for it which is why i am conflicted. are you therefore saying there should be another vote? if you want to give the prime minister a chance and you worry about the dangers of leaving with no deal is the option another vote ? with no deal is the option another vote? the eu have so far said they are not prepared to entertain any further renegotiations but for me that would be the optimum, that she goes back and i have spoken to her personally about this and my concerns about the backstop and the ability to not get out of it, if she could get some movement on that that would satisfy i suspect a lot of collea g u es would satisfy i suspect a lot of colleagues including myself. and
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briefly and finally you are a member of the 1922 committee, can you give us of the 1922 committee, can you give us any idea how many letters of no confidence are piling up at the moment? absolutely not, my chairman isa man moment? absolutely not, my chairman is a man of utmost integrity and will not tell even his closest officers on the committee, we will not know until the signatures are received. it was worth asking, thank you. let's get reaction now to a new report which says the police face significant legal and ethical challenges with the use of facial recognition technology. with me is silkie carlo, director of big brother watch — a nonprofit non—party civil liberties and privacy campaigning organisation. thank you forjoining me this morning. what are the legal and ethical difficulties as you see it with the use of technology? there is a big legal deck of hawke's bay
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which means there is no legal basis —— there is a big legal difficulty. it's a breach of civil liberties and people's rights, it's difficult to imaginea people's rights, it's difficult to imagine a technology which is more 0rwellian that the police could be using, it turns citizens into walking id cards. what evidence do you have that the general public is opposed to this? the general public has not been consulted and live they sought recognition as a surveillance tool has taken place in dystopian fiction, never in real life except actually in china. so i don't think it's a model we want to follow. that is why we have started this legal challenge and it's troubling to see they are so committed to using this authoritarian technology in light of the fact it's clearly a failure, it's clearly a breach of people's rights, there are numerous reports are saying it needs to stop. you see the public has never been consulted, if they where do you think there's a
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chance of the number of people would say i have got nothing to hide, if the police say they can use this to identify suspects i'm lead to prosecutions then so be it? those fa cts prosecutions then so be it? those facts a re prosecutions then so be it? those facts are disputed, so far the police have not used it so sixthly. we did a report in the spring which found the technology was over 90% in accurate, so it's not even working. in one deployment along the police misidentified over 2000 people so evenif misidentified over 2000 people so even if you have nothing to hide you still have something to fear. that's clearly a big concern with innocent people potentially being put through some sort of process they have no need to be dragged through, but if the accuracy of the technology was improved and could be demonstrated as such would you be more co mforta ble as such would you be more comfortable if that is the right phrase? in london alone we are captured on
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cctv 300 times a day. imagine if we had facial recognition capturing as 300 times a day. the police and the state would have incredibly detailed logs about where we are at all times potentially. the only place we have seen that being rolled out with disastrous effects is in china. that is really not the kind of direction i think they want to go down in britain. what you have here is a fundamental, ideological opposition to use of this technology. could you see any scenarios in which it might be useful? yes, i can. in custody suites, when you have a suspect you think might be already on a police database it does make sense to use spatial recognition technology that when you are putting this technology behind the cctv network that is when it becomes an authoritarian surveillance tool. thank you. in a moment, the weather. but first let's join victoria derbyshire to find out what she's got coming up in her programme at ten. good morning. this morning a rape
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survivor tells us exclusively she wa nts a survivor tells us exclusively she wants a change in the law and a full investigation after she says had jailed abuser was invited by a council to seek custody of her son. sammy woodhouse has waived her right to anonymity to speak out about the case. she says what rotherham council has done is outrageous. rotherham council... sorry, we had a bit of a glitch there but we will hear more from victoria at ten. now it's time for a look at the weather. we can cross the newsroom to matt taylor. umbrellas definitely still needed today. umbrellas and a very tight grip. continuing to see outbreaks of rain coming and going throughout the rest of this morning put up some drier
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moments in the east. in the west the rain gets heavier and more consistent around lunchtime in northern ireland and for a good time across scotland, especially on southern facing hills. the winds will be a key feature. gusts of wind may be 60, 70 miles will be a key feature. gusts of wind may be 60,70 miles an hour. will be a key feature. gusts of wind may be 60, 70 miles an hour. there isa crumb may be 60, 70 miles an hour. there is a crumb of comfort to take from the broadcast. much milder than it has been of late with temperatures into the teens. we might see afternoon sunshine in the south. still a blustery night. after a dry speu still a blustery night. after a dry spell for a while more rain returns in the south and west later and the rain will become heavy and persistent across england, wales and the south of northern ireland. a mild night. in the south it will be a windy start quite widely. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines... the government will publish
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its assessment today of how the various options for brexit could affect the economy over the next 15 years. the uk's worst performing mental health trust has been rated inadequate for a third time. inspectors say concerns from 2014 we re inspectors say concerns from 2014 were yet to be addressed at the norfolk and suffolk foundation trust. a report says facial recognition technology can help police find suspects and solve crimes, but "profound" legal, and ethical questions have to be answered before it could be used routinely. and in australia, torrential rain has caused travel chaos in sydney and nearby regions after a month's worth of rain fell in just a few hours. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. as we've been hearing... later today the government will publish its economic analysis into the long—term effects of brexit. the document will look
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at various scenarios, including forecasts for the impact of no deal. it is thought the analysis will show that theresa may's proposal will minimise the impact of leaving the eu onjobs, business and the economy, compared to the other options. the chancellor philip hammond joined our breakfast programme from westminster. let's hear a little bit more about what he has been saying. he says staying in the european union would be best for britain in purely economic terms but mrs may's plan is better than no deal. the prime minister's deal has many critics. what we have not heard is a better plan for that this is the only plan available for a negotiated exit from the european union which will allow us to deliver brexit in accordance with the referendum decision and protect our economy. that is what we regard as our principal task. you that is what we regard as our
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principaltask. you reiterating that is what we regard as our principal task. you reiterating the message from theresa may that it is the only plan does not make it a good plan. it is the best plan available. we have been given a clear instruction by the british people to exit the european union. what we have spent our time doing is negotiating an exit to protect the british economy, people'sjobs negotiating an exit to protect the british economy, people's jobs and business, allows export businesses to carry on trading with the european union so we can carry on seeing rising wages and rising living standards over the years to come. i think that is what the british people want they want to leave the european union but they do not want to be made poorer in the process. they want the economy to be protected and that is what this deal does. a lot of people are listening to you this morning, chancellor. given what you know and i know your own analysis is to be published later today. they might well be interested in some specifics. for example, food prices. will they go
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up example, food prices. will they go up or down as a result of theresa may postbag deal? if we are able to deliver the deal the prime minister has negotiated we should not see any impact on food prices at all. there will be no tariffs on products coming into the uk and both sides have made a commitment in this agreement that we reached on sunday to work to minimise any friction is at the borders. so we should see no material changes at all. and if there is no deal? if i may bejust on the food price issue, sometimes it is helpful to be specific about things rather than talk about generalities. in the event of a no deal, the impact on food prices according to your own analysis. we have not... the figures that are going to be published later today do not go into specifics of individual commodities. 0ther not go into specifics of individual commodities. other people, for example some of the big supermarket
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chains could have made statements already about what they expect would happen to products they import. it is clear that if we have a low deal scenario, that would create impediments to trade with the european union and anything that creates impediments to trade will increase costs and prices. it is absolutely clear that no deal would lead to higher food prices. let's have a look at what you are reading about on the website. flash flooding in sydney will stop 500 australians calling for emergency assistance when sydney had its average monthly rainfall in just two hours. there are clips that you to play. down at number five, hours. there are clips that you to play. down at numberfive, nhs crackdown on silk garment
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prescriptions. they are calling these descriptions low priority. we are talking about items like silk garments that are used to help people with eczema, dermatitis and the nhs is now saying there is limited evidence to suggest that clothing actually helps people with those conditions. it is looking to saving money, taking eight silk items of the nhs prescription list to save up to £68 million a year. that is quite astonishing. that story is number five that is quite astonishing. that story is numberfive in our most read at the moment. another story we're talking about today is homelessness. as winter approaches, charities are calling for more to be done to help the hundreds of thousands of people across the uk without a place to call home. today a campaign to end rough sleeping launches in london. the mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham, has pledged to end rough sleeping in the region by 2020 — and speaking to charlie stayt and naga munchetty on breakfast television this morning, he said the target is a challenge but is achieveable. it is a very challenging
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target but in my view it is the right thing to do. there is a humanitarian crisis on uk streets but it feels to me as though people have not been focusing on it. parliament is so distracted with brexit that it is not responding to what is happening. in those circumstances it is the cities that are stepping forward. sadiq khan in london today and all the work we have been doing. we believe it is simple. in this day and age we are wealthy enough country to put a roof over every over every head every night of the week and that is what we are doing this winter. how are you going to do it? we have launched a campaign this winter called "a bed every night." we're opening shelters across greater manchester and we are providing somewhere to go for everybody every night. we have not got all the places we need just yet but we are getting now. last weekend 179 people were inside that provision, previously, a few weeks ago, they were out on the streets. we are beginning
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to make a difference. the best statistic is already 100 people have moved on from a bed every night to more secure accommodation. so it is beginning to work. if you give people that basic stability and cover their basic needs they can move forward in life and think about their next step. if they are bouncing around the street that will not happen. you talked about the discrepancy at the moment between the number of beds you have available and the number needed. what is that discrepancy? we currently have 250 beds available in greater manchester. every night. last year the official count said there were 280 odd rough sleepers in greater manchester. we need more provision and are working to bring that through. more shelters will open in manchester in the next couple of weeks. we are getting to the point where we nearly have enough and our scheme is beginning to work. i am having to ask the public for support. we are asking for donations through bed every night .co .uk because there is not the public funding. as i said at the beginning, the government and parliament needs to wake up to the scale
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of the crisis. also in the news this morning is the importance of clear and accurate food allergy labelling. the issue has been highlighted by the recent high—profile case of natasha ednan—laperouse who died after eating a baguette from pret a manger. a bbc watchdog live investigation has also uncovered a number of other restaurants and coffee shops which are getting it wrong. presenter matt allwright joined us earlier — and we heard from a couple with nut allergies about their recent experience in a restaurant. these are not small numbers. this is affecting people and it is affecting the way people live their lives as well. where they can go and eat, where they feel safe to go and eat. we are just scratching the surface of this story now and we are discovering what a big difference it makes. you know, we posed as customers with food allergies and went to six of the big—name family restaurants. frankie and benny's,
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pizza hut, nando's, pizza express, starbucks and costa and we were looking to get the correct information, just the basics to know in those big 14 allergen groups, to know we were absolutely safe. pizza express was the only chain to give accurate advice in all five of the branches we visited. you did five of each. yes, 30 in total. the others all let us down. to get an idea of what difference this makes you just have to talk as steph did to frank and matilda. they both have a nut allergy. they went to the chain coast to coast which is owned by the same people as frankie and benny's and they were given an agreement to sign which acknowledged that the restaurant could not guarantee that any dish was free from allergens. so they are sitting there, signing something effectively on an ipad saying that we cannot guarantee you will be safe in here. they had identified themselves as people who had allergies.
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absolutely. they put their hands up and said this is very important to us. please give us the right information. as this clip shows, you can only imagine how it feels. it is as though when you say you have a nut allergy you are there to almost be a problem to them in a problem to the restaurant. you are a paying customer! that is the way we see it. it is a difficult scenario because we are not there to trip them up, we are there to enjoy a meal and then hopefully go home at the end of the night. yeah. and not in an ambulance. you can watch the full programme tonight on bbc1, at 8pm. and finally let's take a look at one of the most popular videos on the bbc news app this morning. brian is britain's best takeaway driver. the west yorkshire man won the title at the british
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takeaway awards in london. here's 82 and has been delivering curries since 2014. he has not missed a shift in all that time he loves the job because it gets missed a shift in all that time he loves thejob because it gets him out in the evenings. he has been awarded the title of britain's best ta keaway awarded the title of britain's best takeaway driver. he delivers curries in sour the bridge. nice to see someone taking such pride in their job. that's it for today's morning briefing. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's sally. i wonder if those water bottles survived mourinho's outburst? yes a bit of a bad temper. we're going to start this morning by looking at the back pages, because they sum up manchester united's night. jose mourinho let his frustration get the better of him after united got a later winner against young boys. "water load of rubbish" says the sun. "bottle of red" is the headline in the mirror. the times says "mourinho
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lets it all out". that is what he is like when they win! to put it bluntly, he wasn't a happy man. united toiled and struggled all night at old trafford, before this late winner from marouane fellaini. that got them the win they needed to qualify for the last 16, and allowed jose to take out his frustration on the bottles. manchester city are also through to the knockout stages but had to come from behind twice against lyon. sergio aguero with the equaliser in a 2—2 draw. tonight then, and both tottenham and liverpool have some work to do if they're to qualify. for spurs it's very simple. beat inter milan or they are out of the competition. they've got themselves into a spot of bother after failing to win any of their first three games. liverpool still have a bit of work to do aswell. they've got to beat paris saint germain in paris, and hope that red star don't beat napoli. england survived a fightback
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from uganda to win the first of their three match netball series. england had a nine goal lead at half time but they let uganda back into it, and the scores were level in the final quarter. but england got themselves going again in liverpool and won by 50 points to 46. big fight for tyson fury this weekend. he challenges deontay wilder for the wbc heavyweight title in los angeles this weekend, and fury says living and training in california for this fight has made him a better person. ade adedoyin's been to see both fighters. it's an unusual setting for the start of fight week, not the grand arrival is we sometimes see in las vegas, instead the fighters took the opportunity to pay tribute to some of the firefighters front line dealing with the fires which damaged hundreds of homes here in la and
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resulted in the death of over 84 people. tyson fury has been through his own personal problems and plans to donate some of the money from this boat to charity. there are a lot of homeless people on the street here, more than i have seen in my life. i stay in downtown la and if you go five minutes down the road there are thousands of homeless people, you would think you could be in world country. it's a crisis situation and something needs to be done about it. i am just an outsider with an opinion but it's a situation happening all over the world, in the uk as well. tyson fury was relaxed all weekend as was deontay wilder, some 300 tickets will be donated to families of the firefighters to what will be the biggest fight in la in heavyweight boxing in two decades. when i am amongst people i like to interact with people but at the same time my mindset is still on the fight. i time my mindset is still on the fight. ijust time my mindset is still on the fight. i just know time my mindset is still on the fight. ijust know one thing, i give people what they want to see and
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thatis people what they want to see and that is knockouts and i do it consistently and i do it in devastating fashion. despite not being the home fighter tyson fury goes into this bout hugely confident, making his way from this media event he says he plans to produce what would be a huge shock and world boxing, going into saturday's fight as the underdog as far as the odds—makers are concerned but no doubt in his mind that he has the beating of deontay wilder. big reaction on social media in the last 24 hours to the appointment of sol campbell as the new macclesfield town boss. it's his firstjob in management and was there to see the bottom side in the football league beat exeter last night. one man who's pleased to see him given the opportunity is 5 live commentator alan green. very proud of the fact that macclesfield appear not to care about racism. they are prepared to give black managers a chance and it's a very serious problem in our
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game that the representation is ridiculously low. so i hope notjust for the sake of macclesfield town but for the sake of soul campbell and other black prospective managers that it works out for them. before we go, just time to tell you how you can follow tonight's champions league football — five live has full commentary of liverpool's trip to paris saint germain from 7pm. live text of spurs against inter milan on the bbc sport website and app. and we'll have all the day's sports news for you in sportsday on the bbc news channel at 6.30pm tonight. that's all the sport for now. let's wait and see what type of reaction we get tomorrow morning, may be the managers will be a bit better behaved thanjose mourinho? for the first time, mississippi has chosen a woman to represent the state in the us senate. cindy hyde—smith, a republican backed by president trump, won an election clouded by racial tension. no candidate there reached 50% in their midterm elections on the 6th of november.
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0ur correspondent, chris buckler, has the latest from oxford, mississippi. cindy hyde—smith was always the favourite to win this senate seat but her campaign was briefly derailed by comments she made in which she said she would turn up at a public hanging and sit in the front row if she was invited by a supporter. that caused a lot of controversy here in mississippi, not least because it dredged up the past and racially motivated luncheons which took place here in this state. —— lynchings. it also made it a much more competitive battle but she has ove rco m e more competitive battle but she has overcome that and she has according to opinion polls and now the results really managed to make it a pretty decisive victory here. that will be regarded as a win notjust for her but also for donald trump who came on the eve of the election and held two rallies in support of cindy
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hyde—smith. he has actually said on twitter that this is a big win and it's big for him because it extends his majority inside the us senate. it means he has 53 of the 100 seats for his republican party and he will see that as something of a victory. but i suspect there are others who will regard this as having a bit of a moral victory if not actually winning the seat and that is the democratic candidate mike sb who weighed a very competitive campaign if you consider mississippi is regarded as a republican stronghold and certainly this african—american candidate was somebody who gained a lot of the following particularly after those comments from cindy hyde—smith. you may never have given concrete much thought, but it plays a vital part in our day—to—day lives, from the bridges we cross to the roads we drive on. but, it keeps cracking — so scientists are working on a solution — concrete that can repair itself. here's our science correspondent, richard westcott. concrete is the second most used substance on earth. a key ingredient in road—building, repairing cracks can
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cause long delays. so what if you could build concrete that could fix itself? when there is a crack in concrete, this crack is going to open the matrix and then open the capsule as well. livia is helping to design tiny capsules the size of sand grains that will sit inside the concrete. any crack will split them open, releasing a healing agent that fixes the crack. so they come along off the tube, they are collected in the solution and here this white material is where you can see thousands of micro—capsules being produced and collected in the solution. under the microscope, they look like little eggs. and here is one that has opened up inside some concrete. so effectively you are trying to make a little egg with a hard shell and an agent inside that will fix the concrete. i mean, what is the hardest part of that? you are making it on such a tiny scale.
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good question. the hardest bit is about controlling the flow rate so i can precisely control the size of this tiny shell that i am doing, this tiny egg that i am doing, and also control the shell thickness. the cambridge team is working on other self—healing systems, too. so this is inside the concrete, agent always pumping through, and the minute a crack goes through the concrete it will find one of these plastic tubes. the tube breaks, healing agent comes out and it just seals the crack. and you can see only one of them breaks, which means you can use all the other of them for any other type of damage that happens over the life of the concrete structure. so you have dragged me here to look at a wall, haven't you? yep. a special wall, self— healing concrete. if i smash it hard, it will heal itself? yes, it will, yes,
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in two weeks' time. very important because we spent a huge amount of money on maintaining infrastructure, roads, bridges, tunnels, embankments, and it is very costly and there is a huge amount of disruption associated with it. so these materials basically have the ability to heal their own cracks. they sense damage and they repair themselves without the need for external intervention. just making the cement for concrete produces 8% of the world's man—made c02. if it can heal itself, you can save money, the environment and cut some trafficjams. richard wescott, bbc news, cambridge. in a moment the weather, but first let's look at some of the most striking images of the day. staying in australia — this enormous cow has been getting a lot of online attention. knickers as he's called — who is technically a steer not a cow — is among the largest of his kind in the world — at two metres tall and weighing 1.4 tonnes.
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in fact, his size may have saved him — his owner tried to sell him last month but meat processors said they couldn't take him as he's too big. and how about this for holding on for deal life? chris gursky, on the left, posted this video of his first experience of hang gliding on a recent holiday to switzerland. after his instructor failed to attach a safety harness, he was hanging for longer than he probably expected — four minutes in fact. thankfully the pilot managed to navigate them both to a safe landing. now it's time for a look at the weather with matt taylor very good morning, not a great day out there if you are on the move, lots of surface water spray which will continue throughout the day, it gets windy and when they are, if you are on the move stay tuned to your local bbc radio station because that could be travel disruption as we head towards the evening rush hour. 0ut there at the moment rain coming and going, overall a damp morning.
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darker blue colours to the west of ireland an indication of heavier and more prolonged rain which will push on towards northern ireland for lunchtime and spread its way towards scotland. heavier downpours working their way across england and wales, it will break up the cloud and a greater chance of afternoon sunshine. it's going to be a windy day, winds coming from the south—west, indications it will be much more mild than it has been over the past few weeks, temperatures in the past few weeks, temperatures in the low to mid teens, some of the strongest winds by the end of the evening, the commute home, 60—70 in the north of scotland, widespread gales if not severe gales. persistent rain southern highlands, grampians, trossachs, also the lake district, could cause minor flooding. showers for the rest of england and wales, drier and clearer moments but it will be wendy for the journey home, deals possible ——
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gales possible. into tonight the rain eases for a time, becomes a bit less strong, still a blustery night but the wind will pick up later across england and wales, more rain returning from the south—west. rain clipping into the east of northern ireland, temperatures around 7—12, mild night, rain is coming from the south ahead of this cold front which will bring if slightly fresher field but before it crosses the windiest speu but before it crosses the windiest spell of weather on thursday in the morning across england. gusts touching 40, 50, maybe 60 especially around the coast. rain starting the day, the south—east of northern ireland, the rain will work its way north into scotland through the morning, from then on an improving kind of day on thursday, sunny spells and a few showers to take us into the afternoon and it will stay fairly mild as well with temperatures up to around 10—12d in the north, may be up to 14 or 15 in the north, may be up to 14 or 15 in the south, for the rain to come.
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hello. it's wednesday, it's 10 o'clock, i'm victoria derbyshire. a rape survivor tells us exclusively she feels "revictimised" after she says herjailed abuser was invited by a council to seek custody of her son. sammy woodhouse, has waived her right to anonymity to speak to us. rotherham council gave the man that raped me and was convicted and sentenced to 35 years for what he did to me and other children, they have offered him to apply for custody of my son. she claims there are many other rapists getting custody of children conceived through abuse across the country and she wants a full investigation. we'll bring you her interview in five minutes. medics are warning that tens of thousands of women are so traumatised by giving birth that they are left with ptsd.
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