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good morning, welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. our headlines today: record breaking heat brings chaos on the railways. the disruption looks set to continue, even as the temperature falls. exceptional heat to replace by something much fresher. borisjohnson says his plan to recruit 20,000 extra police officers will begin within weeks. a drug hailed by doctors as a major advance in treating ovarian cancer, becomes available on the nhs. cashing in — profits at google
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triple and sales soar 20% at amazon. but with regulators circling, i'll look at why it's getting tougher to be a tech giant. another day, another batting collapse from england, as ireland move within sight of what would be an historic first test victory at lords. how science is helping gardeners find the best way to water a hanging basket. it's friday the 26th ofjuly. our top story: more disruption is expected on parts of the rail network today, after yesterday's high temperatures caused extensive damage. repair work has been taking place through the night, but services will be significantly reduced between london and the east midlands. leigh milner has the details. it was the second halted day on record, the highest temperature recorded in cambridge. you might
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have been faster travelling on one of these than the trains. chaos on rail lines. passengers are rescued from broken down trains as power ca bles fell from broken down trains as power cables fell and sparked line side fires. disruption for commuters on the west coast, the midlands and east coast mainlines. in birmingham trains were halted by the risk of rails buckley. precautionary speed restrictions and problems all day but it was the overhead power cables which cause delays and cancellations for many, expanding, sagging and eventually collapsing in the hot weather. last night, this commuters we re weather. last night, this commuters were still trying to get home from work at a quarter past ten.” were still trying to get home from work at a quarter past ten. i am trying to get home to bedford. i usually get a taxi from sundry but none of those options are here today. that does not seem to be any plan b. throughout the night,
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engineers have been racing against the clock to repair damage by overhead cables in time for this morning's rush hour. leigh milner is at london st pancras station this morning. 0bviously some disruption yesterday, what about today? good morning. i had a look inside the station and it seems so had a look inside the station and it seems so far the trains are running on time but we have been told by network rail to expect another day of disruption while those engineers try to fix the overhead cables. quite a lot of damage between this station and at the east midlands and houston and the east midlands and scotland. passengers left waiting. if you're travelling by train in those areas, make sure you check before you travel. elsewhere, we are expecting further disruption because the chaos and left some of their trains and drivers out of their
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usual positions so now they will have to try to reshuffle as fast as ican. it have to try to reshuffle as fast as i can. it is friday, it is also the school holidays, it is going to be very, very hard. passengers are fainting on trains so make sure you pack your bags and travel safely with plenty of water. matt, are we past the hottest weather? it was exceptional. we did not beat the old—time record as a country, we did seea the old—time record as a country, we did see a lot of records disappear. some humid airaround. did see a lot of records disappear. some humid air around. the greatest problem could be lightning strikes particularly across parts of eastern england but things are beginning to change. if things become too hot and uncomfortable, things will become more comfortable. temperatures in
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the low to mid 20s. a bit of rain around as well. after the exceptional want, things are getting back to normal. borisjohnson has made it clear his plan to recruit an extra 20,000 police officers will begin within weeks. a new policing board will also be set up to oversee the process. labour has warned the prime minister's pledges can not be trusted. let's talk to our political correspondent, jonathan blake, who's at westminster. so the business begins. already they are announcements. officially the first day of the summer holidays for mps but boris johnson first day of the summer holidays for mps but borisjohnson is clearly keen to give the impression that he is getting cracking on delivering one of the key promises of the leadership campaign, to recruit 20,000 extra police officers. he will give more details about that later. it has been a welcome by police chief across the uk although there is a concern about whether they can be trained in time and it
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is worth saying that, even with those 20,000 extra officers, it only goes some way to the cuts made sense 2010. nevertheless —— sent. with saying that things are not going his way even in this early stage of his premiership. the prominent brexiteer steve baker turned down a job in government last night, saying he regret he could not repeat his experience of powerlessness as a junior minister. more ministerial announcements from boris johnson throughout the day. a drug which doctors have called a game—changing treatment for women with the hereditary form of ovarian cancer, is to be made more widely available on the nhs in england. the medicine can halt the progression of the disease, which is notoriously difficult to treat. here's our health reporter, lauren moss.
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when florence was a6, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and told she had less than 18 months to told she had less than 18 months to to live. for surgeries on four separate rounds of chemo. it was a a shock. you have two young children and you do not get too much about what you have to go through physically, it is the act on your family and telling your children you have this diagnosis. that was ten yea rs have this diagnosis. that was ten years ago. after aggressive treatment she was eligible for olaparib. now, for the first time it has been made available to patients sooner when they have responded well to the first round of chemotherapy. it is for women with a mutation which affects one in a00 people. angelina jolie spoke publicly about having the faulty gene. it increases the risk of breast and ovarian
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cancer. ovarian cancer is devastating. it is difficult to diagnose and treat and has a high recurrence rate by clinical trials with these drug have shown a reduction in the risk of the cancer spreading by 70% which is huge. 70% of women with ovarian cancer usually relapse within three years but in a trial this did not happen in almost 3000 patients. florence has been taking it for 28 month and says it has changed her life. —— months. doctors say it could eventually have the potential to cure the disease in some people. at least 115 people are missing and feared drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank of the coast of libya. the boat was carrying some 250 people from a number of african and arab countries, when it sank five miles from land. the un's refugee agency has called it the deadliest shipwreck in the mediterranean so far this year.
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two premier league footballers have been involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in a london street. arsenal players mesut ozil and sead kolasinac were targeted. this video from social media appears to show kolasinac chasing off the armed robbers. the club said both escaped uninjured. there have been no arrests so far. australia says it will become the first country to set up a dedicated office to police big tech firms like facebook and google. ben's got more on this. good morning. this is the start of the clampdown on the power of big technology. australia overnight announcing it would create this special offers focusing exclusively on the tech firms, be it google, facebook, apple. this is in the wake ofa numberof facebook, apple. this is in the wake of a number of scandals which they have been fine. google facing $7 billion worth of fines, facebook of
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about ea billion from misuse of data. what australia wants to do is set up an office that can keep an eye on it. it is worth remembering that amazon into so many parts of our lives but also google as well because the parent company is alphabet, it owns u—tube and the google search site but is investing also in al, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, big for it. a lot of concerns and how many tentacles it has in our lives. both of these firms have reported results overnight and amazon sank sales are up overnight and amazon sank sales are up by overnight and amazon sank sales are up by 20% and profits of $2.5 billion, alphabet, the parent company of google and youtube, sales up company of google and youtube, sales up 20% and profits tripled to nearly $10 billion that gives you a sense
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of the scale of these things and why perhaps australia says we need to keep an eye on it. some of the world's best video game players are set to battle it out in a tournament that could see the winner take home more money than the wimbledon champion. that is a bit bizarre. it is a lot of money. the popular game fortnite is holding its first ever world cup in new york this weekend, with a top prize of almost e2.5million—pounds. joe tidy has this report. in two years, fortnite's unique brand of dancing, shooting and looting has brought gamers together online. now it's time for the cream of the crop to meet in person for the first ever world cup. the prize pool is a record $30 million, or e2a million, and the winner takes home $3 million and this trophy. some of the favourites are british, including 1a—year—old kyle jackson from london. he's known online as mongraal. it's a lot more serious than people think. it's not just playing for fun, or whatever.
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you have to play, like, consecutive months a lot, every day. you don'tjust get here from chance. another contender is 15—year—old benjy fish from middlesex. him and his teammate have both qualified as a duo and individually, meaning they're guaranteed $100,000 each even before a single shot is fired. i think it'll be a bit different when i'm on the stage because i've never been on a huge stage like that before. i've only played in my bedroom, but right now i'm really confident. and what a stage it is! a0 million players tried to get here, but now less than 200 remain. it's also a big moment in the maker of fortnite's history, as they can finally say they're a big player in e—sports. fortnite's rise to this point has
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not been one without controversy. prince harry once called for it to be banned for being too addictive. but for these players, it's already changed their lives. and with the prizes on offer here, some are dreaming of even bigger things. that's a lot of faces looking back at you, bro. joe tidy, bbc news, new york. it's 6:12am. the clock would normally be there but we have a few technical problems. they are trying to battle the technical gram limbs. do we think it is weather related?“ the technical gram limbs. do we think it is weather related? if in doubt blame the weather. suddenly english cricketers could be doing that. it could be the hottest cricket match ever played on this soil. they were to teams playing so how can it affect one team and not the other. you know the irish, they are resilient. i did notjust say
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that! ireland playing injust the third test, the first time they have even played england in a test match. it's going to be a very interesting day at lord's — ireland on the verge of history, england on the verge of embarrassment. after a dismal first innings showing england's second looked to be going much better. but they collapsed once again, to gave ireland a brilliant chance of winning their first—ever test match. british boxer dillian whyte could face an eight—year ban from the sport after testing positive for a banned substance. it happened before his most recent fight, and would be his second doping offence. geraint thomas has dropped to third in the overall standings as the tour de france heads into stage 19. the defending champion is now a minute and a half behind leader julian alaphilippe. and wolves made a winning return to european football after an absence of almost a0 years.
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they beat crusaders 2—0 in the first leg of their europa league qualifier. we will be talking about the golf and the women's major under way, and in the papers, the football news. all the papers are addressing that today. they chased them off, didn't they? an incredible story, incredible footage. not pleasant for anyone to go through. no, absolutely not. thank you. here's matt with a look at this morning's weather. all eyes on what you've got to say, matt, after those temperatures yesterday. what have you got for us? a very good morning to you. we saw thejuly a very good morning to you. we saw the july record a very good morning to you. we saw thejuly record for the uk go, 38.1dc, a whisker within the all—time national record, that was only because the temperature rise
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was halted in the afternoon, exceptionally hot for many. if it has all been all too much for you, things are going to change. this circulation of wind up to the west is pushing in atlantic weather. focus on some storms throughout today. we have seen some already this morning in the london area, some fantastic classes of lightning and some torrential downpours. here they are at the moment on our radar image. drifting up towards east anglia as well, another batch pushing through sussex and surrey into the greater london area. one or two showers elsewhere across eastern parts of the uk, the likes of north—east scotland and 0rkney in particular. there will be a few more showers through some central and eastern areas as we go throughout the day ahead. further west, most places will stay dry. some sunny spells, and good overall
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temperatures throughout the day. as we go through the night, that zone, that weather front a mention starts to invigorate a bit more widely across parts of scotland, northern, central and eastern england we will see rain become more widespread and heavier through the night into the morning. clear in the south—west. while we have pressure pushing its way in, to know‘s still not going to be particularly cool. temperatures in the mid to high teens for one or two places. not quite the pressure you want to get to the house quite yet. this weather front and place means a different day for many of you tomorrow across parts of scotland, northern england, midlands towards east anglia, outbreaks of rain throughout the day, some will be heavy and persistent. brightest across northern ireland, far east of scotland, particularly shetland, shetland's going to be quite humid
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over the next few days without sunshine out, but note the temperatures. 19— 23 degrees other highs, a big change on what we've seen. and the story continues into sunday. the same areas prone to rain, this time western scotland, northern england, down to east anglia and the south—east. brightening up in the far north of scotla nd brightening up in the far north of scotland once again and into wales, potentially northern ireland, most places staying dry again and some sunny spells. charlie and naga, after 30 degrees yesterday, the highest this weekend will be 23— 2a degrees. some people will be very grateful for that. some degrees. some people will be very gratefulfor that. some people degrees. some people will be very grateful for that. some people will love the sound of that. matt, we will speak to you later. thank you. let's take a look at today's papers. there are two stories dominating the front pages this morning. you can see what these papers are doing, they are combining the two stories. this is a teletubbies style image. didn't you say it was kind of like cats? well, it's the air. here
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set a new, golden age. so you can see what they've done there. very clever. the guardian says the president of the european commission, jean—claude juncker, told mrjohnson over the phone yesterday that the deal theresa may reached with brussels was "the best and only agreement possible". the picture is of a member of the grenadier guards in the heat outside buckingham palace. can you imagine wearing that? is that what they cold bearskin hats? is that correct? —— call? things also got heated in the commons, where the daily mail says the new prime minister gave labour leaderjeremy corbyn "a roasting". we will pick up a bit later with our correspondence on how that is going so far. people were so desperate to cool off yesterday.
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the daily mirror leads on the heatwave, reporting that temperatures reached 38.1 celsius on the second hottest day ever recorded in the uk. police were called to two overcrowded pools, with 500 people flocking to one lido in london, the paper says. do you think this is funny? stormed. the leaders stormed by 500 people looking to cool off. —— lido's. and speaking of stormy, a bit tetchy euston station. we were speaking to leo and they were just saying how much disruption there was yesterday. i saw some unbelievable images from people across the country, there was a lovely image of a guy whojust we nt a lovely image of a guy whojust went shirtless. i saw that! on his laptop. and he hung his vest over his shoulder. there was another guy who plugged in a huge standing fan into one of the sockets. a very
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rarely sit next to someone on the train... you, what? that is coming prepared. absolutely. you should look into fan sales over the past week, they have rocketed. especially those little hand ones. and the ones you can plug into your computer as well. wherever you are. and we have to pick up on this nissan story from yesterday. we weren't clear, where are we? we have the announcement about whether cuts are going to be, 12,500 staff cut around the world, there was no detail at the time of where the axe might hold, and the uk we re where the axe might hold, and the uk were concerned about the sunderland plan. there were no detail yet but there was a call with investors and its teams do suggest that the sunda land plant is safe. —— sunda land plant, it seems they will occur in india, indonesia, spain and japan. good news for sunderland and the
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employees there. this story of england and ireland being one of them, this man has taken all the headlines. jack leads, he was the nightwatchman when he came on on day one. the nightwatchman, the sacrificial lamb, i suppose, one. the nightwatchman, the sacrificial lamb, isuppose, in fa ct, sacrificial lamb, isuppose, in fact, he had an incredible run. he made nearly a century which was really remarkable. they've gone with specs appeal, a lot of people were commenting on his glasses steaming up commenting on his glasses steaming up because of the heat. in that story we mentioned earlier on, those two footballers which were victims ofa two footballers which were victims of a knife attack in the middle of london which was absolutely remarkable. this would it has been doing the rounds across social media today, you can see that now. it was not just unbelievable, that's today, you can see that now. it was notjust unbelievable, that's the attackers there who are obviously there with their helmets on. the clu b there with their helmets on. the club have actually said that they we re club have actually said that they were targeted which is quite worrying. but there have been no
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arrests so far. an incredible story. the pairare 0k? both are arrests so far. an incredible story. the pair are ok? both are fine and they said it wouldn't affect their training at all. can ijust say... i fixed your problem. people who are only watching us for the clock, good morning. we know you have to get ready for work and school. here we go. on the count of three... here we are. if you just bring it little bit... 0n the side... that way, that way. verities. just there with your hand. -- verities. -- there it is. the things we do for work. as you can see on camera three, the time is 6:23am. laughter wherever you've been over the last couple of days, you've probably experienced the hottest weather of the year, so far. will you bathing in the sunshine orfuming in the head? nina warhurst has been
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checking on how people have been coping. it was a 20 start of the day, and it just got sweater. they say if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. people have got to eat. these thermal imaging cameras show just how hot it got next to this chippy‘s fryer. and sparrow thought that these lads, health and safety rules, they and i have to wear these. we have to give having refreshing breaks, making sure we are hydrated, not getting over exhausted and things like that. but it is still sweaty work, no matter what you do. on a scale of one - sweaty, where are you? i'm sweaty and a half. there were some people who had a well earned day. some people, stopping to cool down wasn't an option. 0thers literally owed
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them their lives. however you coped, things should be called today. and before you know it, you will be whinging about the rain again. we didn't talk about the weather. what are we going to talk about? everyone has a story, but it was for a lot of people, the hottest day they've ever experienced. if you want to send us your pictures of how you enjoyed, or endured, the head of the last few days, please send it in. take a look at this — this was commuter hannah's attempt at getting from london to manchester yesterday. guys. we are having a nightmare. they said powerlines went down. the bad news is we're going to have to evacuate the train, which means we're going to have two stand on the train tracks, i don't know how an evacuation works —— have to. i know i'm not supposed to panic, but i don't think i'm going to make it to
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manchester. i... lisa, what do you reckon? were going to give it a 396 chance. at the moment. guys, this is such bad news... we are in the process of trying to evacuate the train and we're going walk across the track. we just heading back to euston. there are thousands of people trying to get on the strain. —— this train. 0h, people trying to get on the strain. —— this train. oh, my god, it is so cool outside. it's like a snapshot of somebody‘s journey there. stop, get on the train, but panic comes in all different shapes and sizes, doesn't it? that was quite a low—key panic, i think. it is doesn't it? that was quite a low—key panic, ithink. it is 26 doesn't it? that was quite a low—key panic, i think. it is 26 minutes past six. there is a lot coming up in the programme this morning. if you thought there were just a couple of ways to water your hanging
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baskets, you'd be wrong. that is what we're talking about now. tim muffett can tell us more. good morning. yes, from farnham in surrey, which looks beautiful thanks to its hanging baskets. we are in victoria gardens this morning. good morning. good morning! and we are talking about these. what is the best way to water a hanging basket? they've boomed in popularity recently, and quite easy to instagram. scientists are trying to work out the optimum amount of water to apply. we'll find out how it is all working a little while later. and these guys will make some more hanging baskets. we'll get the top tips from them. —— from them. but first, the news and the weather you this morning. good morning from bbc london news.
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i'm victoria hollins. drug gangs are operating around a controversial block of flats used to house vulnerable people in harlow, according to police. terminus house, which was converted from offices last year, is being linked to a 20% rise in crime in the town centre. the landlord says it's working with the police and council to resolve the issue. local businesses say they're seeing the effects. it's quite concerning when you have single mums in, basically explaining that they are living next to drug dealers, well, suspected drug dealers. they feel uncomfortable in the accommodation they have to the point where they don't want to be there anymore. police are running a series of checkpoints this week to educate electric scooter users about safety. it comes after a woman was killed while using an e—scooter in battersea earlier this month. it's illegal to ride them on public roads and on pavements, but police say that some users may be unaware of the laws. the house in stockwell where vincent van gogh once lived has been restored by experts and opened to the public
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for the first time. the project, funded by a family in london, has seen many of the 19th century features of the property brought back to life. during the conservation works, various artefacts were found hidden under floorboards and in the attic, including a prayer book believed to have once belonged to the artist. ok, let's take a look at the travel situation now. there's a good service on the tubes this morning. bad news if you are travelling by train: major disruption at euston, kings cross st pancras and liverpool street because of damage to overhead electric wires. there's a severely reduced service on thameslink, cancellations and delays on great northern servcies, cancellations and delays to stansted express and greater anglia servcies to and from liverpool street. traffic is building on the a13 into town from the goresbrook interchange, dagenham. now the weather with elizabeth rizzini.
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hello. good morning. yesterday saw a new temperature record set for the uk injuly, 38.1dc. it's going to be less heat today, less oppressive. there are still some thundery showers rattling around for a time this morning, there will also be some sunny spells. it's a warm, humid, sticky start to the day. still some flashes of lightning, downpour is coming down from the showers —— downpours. there will be some sunny spells, but it backed further showers as we had to the afternoon ——! further showers as we had through to the end of the day. it is still warm for this time of year. 0vernight tonight, there will be further outbreaks of rain, it won't be quite so humid overnight, lose between 15— 18 degrees, still
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quite a warm start to the day tomorrow. we are expecting further outbreaks of rain, the sunshine returns on sunday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half—an—hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. hello this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. it's 6:31. we'll bring you all the latest news and sport in a moment, but also on breakfast this morning: school holidays are a testing time for some families. we'll be asking if more can be done over the summer to help those who rely on free school meals. we'll be talking to war and peace star tuppence middleton, about her electrifying new role opposite benedict cumberbatch. and we'll hear from the documentary—maker who set out to discover whether it's still possible to break into britain's elite professions, no matter where you're from.
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good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. more disruption is expected on parts of the rail network today, after yesterday's high temperatures caused extensive damage. repair work has been taking place through the night, but services will be significantly reduced between london and the east midlands. leigh milner has the details. it was the second hottest day on record for the uk yesterday, the highest temperature recorded in cambridge, at 38.1 degrees. you might have been faster travelling on one of these than the train. the heat caused chaos on the country's railway lines. passengers had to be rescued from broken down trains, as power cables fell and sparked line side fires, causing disruptions at rush hour for commuters travellnig causing disruptions at rush hour for commuters travelling on the west coast, the midlands and east coast mainlines. in birmingham trams were halted by the risk of rails buckling. precautionary speed restrictions across the network meant problems all day, but it was the overhead power
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cables which caused delays and cancellations for many, expanding, sagging and eventually collapsing in the hot weather. last night, these commuters were still trying to get home from work at 10:15. i am trying to get home to bedford. i virtually onlyjust got here but usually my route would be to go to sandy, get a taxi from sandy, which is usually what happens when it's like this, but none of those options exist here today. and there does not seem to be any plan b. throughout the night, network rail engineers have been racing against the clock to repair the damage caused by the overhead cables in time for this morning's rush hour. leigh milner, bbc news. borisjohnson has made it clear his plan to recruit an extra 20,000 police officers will begin within weeks. a new policing board will also be set up to oversee the process. but labour has warned that mrjohnson's pledges could not be trusted, and some police forces are worried the timetable is too ambitious.
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a new drug which doctors have called a major step forward in treating ovarian cancer is being made available on the nhs in england. the medicine, olaparib, has been proven to halt the progression of the hereditary form of the disease after the first round of treatment. it is expected to benefit hundreds of patients. at least 115 people are missing and feared drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank of the coast of libya. after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of libya. the boat was carrying some 250 people from a number of african and arab countries, when it sank five miles from land. the un's refugee agency has called it the deadliest shipwreck in the mediterranean so far this year. two premier league footballers have been involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in a london street. arsenal players mesut ozil and sead kolasinac were targeted. this video from social media appears to show kolasinac chasing off the armed robbers. the club said both escaped uninjured. there have been no arrests so far. some of the world's best video game players are set to battle it
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out in a tournament that could see the winner take home more money than the wimbledon champion. the popular game fortnite is holding its first ever world cup in new york this weekend, with a top prize of almost e2.5 million — the biggest ever prize for an electronic sports event. good morning to you. we need to talk about the cricket and england's demise against a team that really... to be fair, ireland have only had a test side for only two years and the third test match. this is an england side that won the world cup just ten days ago. this should have been a warmup for the ashes instead they are really struggling. they won they
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we re are really struggling. they won they were out by lunch. it looked like the nightwatchman could have helped but ireland stayed resilient. it means it will be a fascinating day at lords. ireland closing in on their first ever win in a test match, and england trying to avoid embarrassment. it was another tale of batting woe for england, after they'd been given hope from the unlikeliest of sources, asjoe wilson reports. a question, how could england night batsmen excel all the others? he excelled. when he was at the crease with jason roy, this test match was only heading in one direction. towards england. england were in the lead and ireland's bowlers seemed almost out of ideas. well, england first played a test match in 1877.
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ireland in 2018. but any team that has ever been, they soon learn, at times you must just has ever been, they soon learn, at times you mustjust stay patient. just look. jason roy to start with, the date descended into a collapse. leach walked off to a hero ‘s reception for his 92 but where was the leach spirit and some of the other batting performances? england plunged themselves into jeopardy as ireland competed with renewed energy. they were fielding towards a winning position. england were nine down in the second innings just 189 ru ns down in the second innings just 189 runs ahead. i lent at some point today will come out and about for victory. the flash ireland. geraint thomas has dropped to third in the overall standings of the tour de france
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going into stage 19. the defending champion is now 95 seconds behind leaderjulian alaphilippe. thomas' team—mate egan bernal is second. it was colombian nairo quintana won the mountainous stage 18 to valloire. the 20th and final stage takes place on saturday. british heavyweight boxer dillian whyte could face an eight—year ban, after testing positive for a banned substance before his points victory over 0scar rivas at the weekend. whyte served a two—year ban from 2012 to 201a for unknowingly taking an illegal supplement so any secondary offence would lead to a longer ban. there's more good news for irish golf after shane lowry‘s 0pen championship victory at the weekend, as adare manor has been named the venue to host the 2026 ryder cup. the course in limerick has beaten the belfry to the honour of hosting the bienniel tournament between europe and the usa. the last time it was staged
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in ireland was in 2006. melissa reid is in contention after the opening round of the final women's major of the year. the englishwoman is tied for sixth on 5 under par — two shots behind the leaders, america's paula creamer and south korea's mi hyang lee at the evian championship in france. in the first leg of europa league qualifying, wolves have made a winning return to european football tonight, almost a0 years after they were last there. they beat crusaders 2—0 at molineaux, making the breakthrough towards the end of the first half thanks to diogojota's strike. it looked like the irish cup winners would limit the damage but in stoppage time keeper sean 0'neill dropped joao moutinho's cross straight to ruben vinagre, who tapped into an empty net. england's netballers will find out who their new head coach is today. tracey neville, who has been in charge of the roses for four years, is stepping down to start a family. she led england to commonwealth gold last year, and a bronze medal at this year's world cup. four—time superleague—winning coach
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and ex—england wing attack tamsin greenway is one of the front—runners for the job. the last two races at southwell were abandoned yesterday due to the heat. thejumps meeting had already been brought forward by a couple of hours and extra shade and vets were available but with temperatures in the 30's the final two distance races over hurdles were cancelled. one 16 year—old could make rugby league history this weekend by becoming the youngest person ever to play in a challenge cup final. hollie dodd is preparing to make her debut for castleford tigers for their game against leeds tomorrow. katy shannahan has been to meet her. this is hollie dodd. atjust 16 yea rs old this is hollie dodd. atjust 16 years old she has the world at her feet and this is what all the fuss is about commentator: it is a brilliant run from hollie dodd. she
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is going all the way. i went to meet holly and her dad. i never even touched a rugby ball before until year 7 touched a rugby ball before until year7and touched a rugby ball before until year 7 and then they were telling me to get down to rugby and i fit in straightaway. i have not always been in rugby league. i used to be in ballroom dancing when i was younger then i started watching rugby and then i started watching rugby and the finals and watching ever since. it is incredible where we are today compared to dance dresses and dance shoes. now we have 50 rugby balls. from tango to tackles and sparkles to studs, hollie dodd mahmoud abbas coach thinks she is one in a million. i have been involved in this spot very long time and she is an absolute assassin. she is classy, fast and has a great skill. it is
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not in an england team in the next couple of years i will be very surprised. she will make history by becoming the youngest person ever to play in the challenge cup final. because of it missed out on the biggest prize last year but could holly be the missing piece to the puzzle as they take them on again. my puzzle as they take them on again. my own club, i own town.|j puzzle as they take them on again. my own club, i own town. i cannot put into words how proud i am of her. just in everyday life are being a nice person and be my daughter and a nice person and be my daughter and a little bit more proud because of her exploits on the bench. a little bit more proud because of her exploits on the benchm a little bit more proud because of her exploits on the bench. if we bring the cup home it would be amazing. she is only 16 but she is hoping to make a big impact in the final. and you can watch that match on the bbc red button and online tomorrow at 11:15. she used to be a ballroom dancer when she was a little! not many
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rugby league players have done that. tra nsfera ble rugby league players have done that. transferable skills. it was hot yesterday. did not quite get to the records but it was hot. good morning. it certainly was an exceptional heat. we saw the all—timejuly exceptional heat. we saw the all—time july record broken. exceptional heat. we saw the all—timejuly record broken. a bit of cloud drifting off to france stopping the temperature rising. but a humid day as well and some of that community has lasted through we are seeing a change behind this weather front. some storms we are seeing a change behind this weatherfront. some storms in we are seeing a change behind this weather front. some storms in the southern portion. this was central london and our ago. pretty heavy rain to go with it as well. those are rain to go with it as well. those a re stops rain to go with it as well. those are stops continuing to rumble. we have one badge working northwards
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through the home county through east anglia. pushing through parts of surrey and sussex which will continue to work across the capital in the next hour or two. showers with the odd rumble of thunder. most of you will start the day drive with good sunny spells and a good amount of cloud. a dry day particularly across western areas and it will start to feel much more comfortable. humidity levels dropping in temperature is closer to where they should be. pretty human across eastern england and northern eastern scotland. —— humid. the blue colours appear on the chart, rain becomes more spread. thursday still fairly muggy. more spread. thursday still fairly muggy- -- more spread. thursday still fairly muggy. —— saturday. as we start the weekend, a big change for many of
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you. this weather front bringing outbreaks of rain across a good part of scotland. warm and humid in the shetland isles. towards the midlands and east anglo, some of the rain on the heavyside. northern ireland would be the exception to this with sunshine through much of saturday and very pleasant as well. strong sunshine overhead. 23 at the highest on saturday and we will be doing that again on sunday. similar area seeing the rain again. good shift further north or south. many more sunshine for the north stop a bit more cloud for northern ireland but across wales, part of the midlands and southern england you should stay dry on sunday and again temperatures close to where they should be for the time of year if not a bit lower bya the time of year if not a bit lower by a degree also. a big change after the heat and humidity of the past
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day. 23 this weekend. back to you. a day. 23 this weekend. back to you. lots of ben is looking at travel insurance. people will have made their plans, they will be going away, travel insurance. we should all be thinking about the cold. if you are heading off on holiday over the next couple off on holiday over the next couple of weeks, make sure you are covered in case anything goes wrong. astonishingly, according to this website... moneysupermarket, over a third of holidaymakers buy their insurance on the day — or the day before — they travel. customers in this bracket are typically spending less than five minutes choosing their policy — some as little as two minutes. so maybe you uncovered for all the
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things would expect. more worrying, is that separate research shows that just over 2 million of us go on holiday without any travel insurance at all. so what should we make of all this? anna sant is travel insurance manager at moneysupermarket. good morning of that figure is astonishing. 30% of us just buy it on the day or the day before, why do we live it so late? i would say on average we see customers who buy travel insurance either on the day of the day before i think it's really, really important that we continue to evolve our channels, making sure customers are aware of what they are purchasing and also making sure they read the policy documents to make sure the policy meets their needs. why do people live it so late? when booking a holiday, because you want to get the right hotel on the right flights on the right car, why do we notjust do the right car, why do we notjust do the insurance at the same time make it is all done? we did a recent survey of 2000 customers we surveyed, they thought that they
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really didn't need java insurance when they travel abroad. but who didn't -- when they travel abroad. but who didn't —— need travel insurance. you can get insurance for travel, baggage and accommodation, really, the three key elements of any trip. a lot of people worry about those things, of course. another thing you touched on about was 2 million of us don't have any insurance at all when we go away. what is the risk? 0bviously we go away. what is the risk? obviously there is a key cancellation fact, so if you have travel insurance, and you and you have to cancel at the last minute, you save possibly thousands of pounds. it's important for you to cover yourfamily pounds. it's important for you to cover your family and also yourself into homes of uncertainty. a lot of people also sort of focus on using the banks, falling victim to theft
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in something like that, but we also need to talk about airlines and coupling firms, potentially facing straight this summer. we know that heathrow wine has been called off today, strikes are a real worry for many people —— the heathrow one. if anything, the advice i could give is to check the airline is still scheduled to flat on the day they are travelling and also check their airliners they will be reimbursed or rescheduled. and also their travel insurance policy, obviously check all the details, but make sure you are all the details, but make sure you a re covered all the details, but make sure you are covered for travel delay and if you decide to abandon the trip. just a word on those pre—existing conditions as well, i know you have a dedicated service, we will look at that. in some cases, that stops people. you don't want to always declare your pre—existing condition. but you say you need to declare
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that. any claim abroad, if you are suffering from an illness and you hadn't declared, your policy would u nfortu nately hadn't declared, your policy would unfortunately become invalid. make sure you get the right cover for the conditions you have. it's really staggering, those who want to keep those things to themselves. thanks for talking to us. we are expecting the results from sports directors morning, they've been delayed. i'll have the details for you soon as i can. thank you. it is now 6:50am. problems you may be thought you didn't have, hanging baskets in the garden, you may think the obvious thing to do is pose them with a watering can and do it perfectly. —— owes them. —— hose. you can overwater them. there is a
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science behind the stuff. and there's a lot of research going into this at the moment. tim muffett‘s been finding out that there's more than one way to water your hanging baskets. good morning, tim. it is more interesting than it seems on the surface, perhaps? it's very, very interesting and i've never walked, a hanging basket, just to clarify that. we're talking about these things. the really boomed in popularity in recent years, you don't need a big garden, just a balcony or patio. but the things are good at how often should you water them? some of the best scientific minds are at work trying to find out. meanwhile, good morning, you are making some hanging baskets as well? doing a fine job. we will get the top tips from you guys are just a second. the role horticultural society here, the research centre, to find out how they are going to clarify just how much to find out how they are going to clarifyjust how much water you put in your basket and how best to do it. ten hanging baskets. 0ne garden
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water scientist, and the start of a three—month experiment hoping to a nswer three—month experiment hoping to answer this question: how best to water a hanging basket? when it comes to maintaining a hanging basket, other typical mistakes people make? people forget that actually, roots of plants need not only water, but they need air as well. either you keep them wet and saturated because you are worried they are going to dry out, actually, plans like a glass half full, it doesn't need to be full up all the time. if you allow them to dry up completely, it's a bit like trying to mop up a spell on your kitchen floor with a really dry mop. itjust doesn't work. —— a spill, if you keep moisture in them, they will absorb the water, it will keep them absorb the water, it will keep them a lot better. so with the rule horticultural society, baskets are watered using different techniques.
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firstly, by hand. normally we choose a watering can, we get water all over the place. i'm precisely making sure i know exactly how much water is going into the basket, exactly how much gains at the bottom, hence the buckets underneath. other baskets will get water from below. this is our sub irrigation basket, which, rather than pouring the water in the top, what we have is a water reservoir underneath with a week that takes the water up into the soil. this is very much like a natural process that happens in the environment anyway. the other method, automated dripping. automating your water it is a great advantage but one of the things designed within it is the fact that it drips and it's only a tiny drip. that is intended to match the use of the water as the plant's using it. how do you decide which is the best way to water it? because i'm weighing all the baskets, i will be able to know exactly how much water they bowl used, and because we've got a whole team of horticulturalist
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here, who are experts in the field, pardon the pun, we will probably do a day of counting flowers to see which one has the most flowers, the amount of growth, the amount of top growth they produce, and hopefully by the end of the experiment will be able to say actually, you get the same quality of plant but you don't need to use a much water. we will have to wait until october to find out the results. meanwhile, at the blooming friends volunteer group infine, at the blooming friends volunteer group in fine, you are experts. those all look beautiful. john, what is your best advice for a good hanging basket? i think to make sure that you have a good group of people to help you rather than anything hours. if you haven't got that? take your time hours. if you haven't got that? take yourtime and hours. if you haven't got that? take your time and think about what you actually want in place. caroline will perhaps tell you a little bit more about how we are meeting this hanging basket. structure's important, you can't just
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hanging basket. structure's important, you can'tjust chuck the plant in? absolutely. what we aim to do is get some sort of fight, something taller in the middle, get something taller in the middle, get something going around that, and then for a bit of drama, have the hanging — the hanging, trailing pla nts hanging — the hanging, trailing plants coming around the outside. you can do it with just one plants coming around the outside. you can do it withjust one plain set of plans if you want to, geraniums, but i think that makes it more impressive. what about watering, what's your technique? you need to do it early in the morning, prefera bly need to do it early in the morning, preferably in the evening, and make sure it is done quite gently otherwise you are going to knock the pla nts otherwise you are going to knock the plants down. you just want to make sure they are well—kept, especially when we had the sort of heat we have had lately. additional watering can? 0h, very much so. gently and often. it is absolutely key. if the water is running out of the bottom of the hanging basket, you are absolutely swamping it. you really want the water to just be around the roots
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and for it to grow. a little bit of feed maybe once a week will help keep the plant looking good. although, we do put in our hanging baskets some slow release fertiliser pellets which you can get from any gardening centre, just a sprinkling of those in your hanging basket will keep the plants firmly fed for six weeks. i am learning a huge amount. please carry on, i'll be talking to you a little later. the popularity of these plants and baskets has usually grown. they are nice to photograph, you can share them and you canjust, photograph, you can share them and you can just, you photograph, you can share them and you canjust, you know, enjoy them in small spaces as well. we are in victoria gardens here in fine. they prepare the baskets before hanging them throughout the town and they do a very finejob. them throughout the town and they do a very fine job. we'll be talking about this more a little later. you now is the news, travel and whether or wherever you are this morning.
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good morning from bbc london, i'm victoria hollins. a man has died after a hit and run in chessington. it happened in moor lane shortly after midnight. it's believed the 25—year—old was dragged under the car for a distance. police haven't yet found the car and are appealing fgor information. drug gangs are operating around a controversial block of flats used to house vulnerable people in harlow, according to police. terminus house — which was converted from offices last year — is being linked to a 20% rise in crime in the town centre. the landlord says it's working with the police and council to resolve the issue. local businesses say they're seeing the effects. the house in stockwell where vincent van gogh once lived has been restored by experts and opened to the public for the first time. the project funded by a family in london has seen many of the 19th century features of the property brought back to life.
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during the conservation works, various artefacts were found hidden under floarboards and in the attic, including a prayer book believed to have once belonged to the artist. we have had to do a lot of work. we tried really, really hard to respect all the originalfabrics tried really, really hard to respect all the original fabrics and what we have been able to keep, we've kept them. and what we couldn't, we have tried to replicate what was there before. and, hopefully it will last for another 200 years. let's take a look at the travel situation now. there's a good service on the tubes this morning. bad news if you are travelling by train, major disruption at euston, kings cross st pancras and liverpool street because of damage to overhead electric wires. there is a severely reduced service on thameslink cancellations and delays on great northern servcies cancellations and delays to stansted express and greater anglia servcies to and from liverpool street. the usual queues on a102 blackwall lane approaching the blackwall tunnel.
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all right, what has the weather got in store today? here was elizabeth rizzini. good morning. yesterday saw a new temperature record set for london injuly. 37.9dc recorded in heathrow and kew gardens today. it's going to be less heat today, less oppressive. there were some thundery showers rattling around for a time this morning, there will also be some sunny spells. so it's a warm, humid, sticky start to the day. still some flashes of lightning, some heavy downpours coming down from the showers tracking northwards. there will be some sunny spells, but it backed further showers as we had to the afternoon, expect further showers as we head through to the end of the day. it is still warm for this time of year. 0vernight tonight, there will be further outbreaks of rain, it won't be quite so humid overnight, lose between 15—18
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degrees, still quite a warm start to the day tomorrow. saturday, we are expecting further outbreaks of rain, the sunshine returns on sunday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. bye for now. good morning, welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today: record breaking heat brings chaos on the railways. the disruption looks set to continue, even as the temperature falls. we have got close to our national record yesterday. 38 degrees in parts of cambridge are but if it has been too hot for you, things are about to change and it becomes much colder as we head into the weekend. borisjohnson says his plan to recruit 20,000
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extra police officers will begin within weeks. the moment two premier league footballers were involved in a carjacking attemp on a london street. the uk's largest sports—goods retailer, sports direct, is about to give it's delayed update on how its been doing. i'll bring you all the details. another day, another batting collapse from england, as ireland move within sight of what would be an historic first ever test victory at lord's. it's friday the 26th ofjuly. our top story: more disruption is expected on parts of the rail network today, after yesterday's high temperatures caused extensive damage. repair work has been taking place through the night, but services will be significantly reduced between london and the east midlands. leigh milner has the details. it was the second hottest day on record for the uk yesterday, the highest temperature recorded in cambridge, at 38.1 degrees. you might have been faster travelling on one of these
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than the train. the heat caused chaos on the country's railway lines. passengers had to be rescued from broken down trains, as power cables fell and sparked line side fires, causing disruptions at rush hour for commuters travelling on the west coast, the midlands and east coast mainlines. in birmingham trams were halted by the risk of rails buckling. precautionary speed restrictions across the network meant problems all day, but it was the overhead power cables which caused delays and cancellations for many, expanding, sagging and eventually collapsing in the hot weather. last night, these commuters were still trying to get home from work at 10:15. i am trying to get home to bedford. i virtually onlyjust got here but usually my route would be to go to sandy, get a taxi from sandy, which is usually what happens when it's like this, but none of those options exist here today. and there does not seem to be any plan b.
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throughout the night, network rail engineers have been racing against the clock to repair the damage caused by the overhead cables in time for this morning's rush hour. leigh milner, bbc news. leigh milner is at london st pancras station this morning. it looks pretty quiet that at the moment. i am sure people will be hoping for a better day. good morning. i think i may have spoken to soon when you last spoke to me. the board is a slowly turning red with cancellations and delays, bedford, saint holebas, gatwick airport, saint petersburg. —— peter brock. this is the place where you will see most of the disruptions today. two out of the four lines open which means they are only running half of their service affecting the east midlands mainline and also the thameslink affected.
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areas affected by the overhead ca bles areas affected by the overhead cables as you saw in my piece, the fire there. if you are getting away via the apples, some flights have been cancelled or delayed. it is friday, it is the school holiday, it is going to be hot so make sure you check before you go and keep cool and hydrated. the problems were of course caused by the hot weather. exceptional heat, within a whisper ofan exceptional heat, within a whisper of an all—time record. 38.1 degrees at cambridge. some of the highest temperatures ever recorded including in edinburgh. the problem was heat and humidity made for very unpleasant conditions combined for the night with some storms which
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could cause impacts across eastern parts of england. the could be minor flooding and lightning. fresh air started to push in from the west during the next 2a hours so the heat and humidity moving off. we will start to see some radio more widely and things will be much fresher. temperatures returned to the average in many places, 18— 22 degrees. i will have more details in the next ten minutes. borisjohnson has made it clear his plan to recruit an extra 20,000 police officers will begin within weeks. a new policing board will also be set up to oversee the process. labour has warned the prime minister's pledges can not be trusted. let's talk to our political correspondent, jonathan blake, who's at westminster. many people will be looking to see what boris johnson many people will be looking to see what borisjohnson will be doing aside from brexit. the first day of
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the summer holiday here at westminster as mps go away for the long summer break but borisjohnson keen to demonstrate he's delivering on one the key promises of his leadership campaign, to recruit 20,000 extra police officers. some concern from police chiefs across the uk that this is a toll order and there is not the capacity to train and recruit all those people in the time available. nevertheless it has been improperly welcome. boris johnson said the programme to recruit those police officers will begin within weeks and cutting crime would be a priority for his government. there are signs elsewhere that things are not going all his way even this early on in his premiership. the former brexit minister steve baker, a prominent eurosceptic, has turned down a job in the brexit department saying he did not want to repeat the powerlessness he felt in a similar
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post last time. someone who might be a natural fit clearly not going to roll over and take what they are given. we will keep a close eye on all that. two premier league footballers have been involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in a london street. holly's got more on this for us. this isjust a remarkable story. to arsenal players, mesut ozil sead kolasinac and, appear to be victims of what looks like to be a car—jack. the pictures are just shocking. sead kolasinac appears to be squaring up to the basket wearing robbers, wielding knives stop they do seem to be attempting to take their vehicle. after sead kolasinac tries to stop them, they both jump after sead kolasinac tries to stop them, they bothjump into the vehicle, drive off and reportedly
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they pursue them in mopeds through they pursue them in mopeds through the streets of london before the footballers a re the streets of london before the footballers are found some safety at a restaurant they know. please save both the driver and passenger got away unharmed and they have been spoken to by officers but no arrests so spoken to by officers but no arrests so far. they say they believe they we re so far. they say they believe they were targeted. they've been in contact with both players, the club, and both are fine. but worrying because the club thinks this was targeted. at least 115 people are missing and feared drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank of the coast of libya. the boat was carrying some 250 people from a number of african and arab countries, when it sank five miles from land. the un's refugee agency has called it the deadliest shipwreck in the mediterranean so far this year. a drug which doctors have
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called a game—changing treatment for women with the hereditary form of ovarian cancer, is to be made more widely available on the nhs in england. the medicine can halt the progression of the disease, which is notoriously difficult to treat. here's our health reporter, lauren moss. when florence was a6, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and told she had less than 18 months to live. she had two major surgeries and underwent four separate rounds of chemotherapy. 0bviously you're in emotional shock. i had two young children and you do not care too much what you have to go through physically, it is the impact on your family is your first concern, and telling your children you have this diagnosis. that was ten years ago. it was only after aggressive treatment that florence was eligible for olaparib, a drug that can halt the progression of the disease. now, for the first time, it has been made available to patients in england sooner, when they are newly diagnosed and have responded well to their first round of chemotherapy.
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it is for women with the brca gene mutation, which affects around one in a00 people. angelina jolie spoke publicly about having the faulty gene that significantly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. ovarian cancer is a devastating disease that is really difficult to diagnose and treat and has a high recurrence rate but the clinical trials with this drug have shown a reduction in the risk of the cancer spreading by 70% — which is huge. 70% of women with ovarian cancer usually relapse within three years but in a trial, this did not happen in almost two thirds of patients who has received olaparib. who had received olaparib. florence has been taking it for 28 months and says it has changed her life. doctors have called the drug a major advance so treating ovarian cancer and say it could eventually even have the potential to cure the disease in some people. laura moss, bbc news.
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should we play spot the difference. let's show you donald trump giving a speech in front of a presidential seal. what he and his people didn't realise is that it had been doctored. you have to look at it rather carefully. an eagle with two heads instead of one and instead of arrows classed in these calls, there are golf clubs. the organisers say the mistakes were the result of a rushed surge. i mean, how you did not see that. it is a bit harsh to sack that. golf clubs is that of arrows. . . that sack that. golf clubs is that of arrows... that is all it is. boris johnson uses first speech to outline his look at brexit.
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he wants renegotiations on the withdrawal agreement and a commitment to ‘get rid' of the irish backstop. so how have mrjohnson's comments been received in brussels? let's find out from our europe reporter, adam fleming who joins us now. we have, day one, borisjohnson's first full day and some kind of outline of what his plans. tell us about the reaction? it did not go down brilliantly here in brussels and yesterday at michel barnier, the eu chief brexit negotiator, wrote a note that was sent to all other eu capitals to be given to the diplomatic advisors for all other eu leaders and it's started off pretty well. look, if the uk have any new ideas we are willing to listen to them as long as they are compatible with the existing brexit deal and thatis with the existing brexit deal and that is where the diplomatic language and that and it was pretty negative after that. the speech borisjohnson
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negative after that. the speech boris johnson gave in negative after that. the speech borisjohnson gave in parliament was described as competitive. combative and the ramped up preparations of leaving with no deal is perceived by michelle garner to undermine the unity of the 27 other eu countries. no other 27 eu countries are affected equally and i think it is a plan to get the countries that would feel the heat from a no—deal brexit. diplomatic language and document but the eu is concerned about what boris johnson has got planned. that is a day one. a phone call and reaction. in terms of actual meeting, is that
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stuff outlined already?” in terms of actual meeting, is that stuff outlined already? i wish there was and i wish we knew. there was fevered speculation amongst diplomats who love talking about this process stuff and about what is going to happen. what they think will happen is borisjohnson will have more phone calls with eu leaders over the next few days as they phone to congratulate him and tried to find out what he has actually planned. they will then talk to each other and work out a game plan and work out what he intends to do. if things unfold as exit talks have unfolded in the past. —— brexit stop borisjohnson official and civil servants, david frost the main guy, should come over to speak to eu officials on the quiet. more on the radar meeting between the brexit secretary and michel barnier and his team. the eu
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will then go off and speak to the other countries and squared off with what has been agreed and then the big moment when jean—claude juncker or donald tusk and borisjohnson will meet up. people also suspect borisjohnson will will meet up. people also suspect boris johnson will want to will meet up. people also suspect borisjohnson will want to rip all that up and want to do it all one—on—one himself. we know borisjohnson has made reference to no deal planning, michael gove is going to be in charge of that, so is there going to bea warof charge of that, so is there going to be a war of words around who is best prepared on either side about no deal? well, there already has been a war of worlds about who is best prepared. because the eu has made a big deal of the fact the day has passed —— that they have passed lots of regulations about how to handle no deal on the eu side, there aren't many deals with the uk there, things
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the uk has done to get itself ready for no deal. they are talking about the country is being most affected by the deal, loads of new customs agents, loads of people getting new training, new infrastructure being put in place. the idea being on the eu so they are ready for no deal, it isn't something they are going to be threatened by. ithink isn't something they are going to be threatened by. i think where the new war of words will come from is who will be responsible if there is a no—deal brexit? we've already seen that. boris johnson in no—deal brexit? we've already seen that. borisjohnson in all of his speeches, i think is down three since he became prime minister, saying look, if the eu doesn't respond to our reasonable request, it's their fault. the respond to our reasonable request, it's theirfault. the eu respond to our reasonable request, it's their fault. the eu will then say we don't want no deal, we'll make it happen, so it's theirfault.
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some diplomats have been taxing me the same phrase, saying it's going to bea the same phrase, saying it's going to be a bumpy rise. on that slightly alarming thought, we will move on. we don't need to negotiate much with mark this morning, it has been really really hot. i remember these storms. i think it was tuesday night? tuesday night, really amazing storms. where is that picture from, matt? this was from suffolk, yesterday evening. good evening to you —— morning to you. it was a pretty bumpy night with some severe thunderstorms around. we saw temperatures reach july thunderstorms around. we saw temperatures reachjuly record— breaking values. in cambridge in particular, 38.1dc. posted at all—time record once of the data has finally come in, but exceptionally hot across most parts of the country —— are close to the all—time record. this is what you might want to hear, things are about to change. this is the cold front slowly bringing in atla ntic the cold front slowly bringing in atlantic air, then slowly becoming less humid. 0n atlantic air, then slowly becoming less humid. on that, we have seen some storms this morning pushing around london and the south—east
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area, showers drifting up towards the south—west at the moment and they will all continue to work their way northwards. if you show is around today, greatest chances of thunder will be in the eastern areas. some sunny spells, too, they will stay predominantly dry throughout the day stop and in western errors, atlantic air starts to put it this way in. —— push its way in. across northern and eastern parts of the uk, still fairly humid and in some eastern parts of england, close to 30 celsius. not like those exceptional values of yesterday. you will notice the blue colours here appearing more extensive on the chart, we've got the greens, heavy rain for scotland, northern, central and eastern england. temperatures by night still holding up in the other muggy category, 1a— 17 degrees for many because we have so many clouds and outbreaks of rain. the cold front is
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there for us on saturday, but comparing to what we have had, it will be a completely different day for some, especially across western, central, southern scotland. 0utbreaks central, southern scotland. outbreaks of rain coming and going throughout the day. so much of the rain could be heavy and persistent, especially in scotland. some brighter moments in central areas into the afternoon, sunniest of all, thatis into the afternoon, sunniest of all, that is of scotland and shetland over the next few days. northern ireland, wales, and the south—west should have a predominantly dry day with sunny spells. pleasant in that sunshine, too. these areas should stay largely dry. the macarthur northern ireland, much more across the far north of scotland. in between, we've still got that weather front, it could between, we've still got that weatherfront, it could be between, we've still got that weather front, it could be a between, we've still got that weatherfront, it could be a bit further north, a bit further south, if you have outdoor weather plans, please check the forecast. 38 through yesterday, 23 will be the high throughout this weekend. much more comfortable for many. back to you. is that normal for this time of year in terms of temperature? 16 degrees?
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it is around what we expect, the same ballpark. not as exceptional as it has been over the past few days. thank you. it is now 7:19am there. while many —— children are counting the days till the school holidays, many are counting the days until the increase in the food bill. good morning, fiona. yes. we are at one of the most deprived emory schools in canned. many of these children are on free school meals during the term time, but when it comes to the holidays, they struggle to have food. i'm out one of the places — it is school holidays, but this school has opened its doors to feed the
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children. let mejust has opened its doors to feed the children. let me just give you a flavour of how many donations they've had. the freezers are literally packed full of nutritious food to feed the children. i've been finding out why it's so important these holidays. they say the girls need new shoes or my car breaks, like it did this week. what was not going to go? where am i going to get that money from? the food budget, because they've got to have shoes that fit, and you've got to have the car running so i can do school and i can do work. so what was i going to happen is the food budget will be fast and were going to have a lot more beans on toast, cheese on toast, beans on toast, eggs on toast... single mom daisy always manages to feed her two daughters, pearl and violette. but sometimes like tonight, she'll go without. yeah, beans on toast, but i probably
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won't. i'll probably willjust have a cup of tea. i don't want to, um, i don't want to open a whole no other tin of beans. —— a whole another scene of beans. and i think we are 0kfor scene of beans. and i think we are ok for brad, but i don't want to put it for tomorrow. daisy knows her daughters will be fed during the term. they, like a million children over the country are eligible for free school meals. but it's the growing problem of hunger during the holidays that could affect up to 3 million children this summer.m they give us potatoes, you know?m was make the recipe develop... head teacher makes meals for everybody, shejust teacher makes meals for everybody, she just loves to cook. one day there was a mum on the bus telling her children what they were going to have fatigue. she was so thin! she was so tired, she told her children they were going to have hot dogs, potatoes and scotch pancakes. it just clicked. i think i've got away,
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she can have a better choice. and so sharon's summary kitchen was born. run from the local primary, last year, she fed over 800 children during the holidays. the being's doing well other fruits. —— the things that are doing well other fruits. most is donated from local farmers. this is about being kind to each other. this is about not austerity, but prosperity. i think we've forgotten how good life can be. we are rich in many things. much better than money, isn't it? she will not only fed families this summer, but teach them how to cook. normally they get baked beans, normally. because they are used to baked beans at school. but broad beans are a little bit different. do you remember what that was cold?
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beans are a little bit different. do you remember what that was cold7m narrow? the next five weeks, daisy knows she and her girls will be fed if they needed. the summer kitchen sink with us opens a while, a place this mother says is free from stigma and shame. —— open to all. sharon good year is behind all this. she is just serving up banana milkshakes as we speak. sharon, just tell me, you run it this —— last year, but this year you are doing it without help from the government? because people need it. we have really good, healthy food. i don't think we should be feeding children some of the food that is being fed to them at the moment. people are doing it because they haven't got the knowledge and the money to feed children better. thank you. just coming over to scott. scott, who works for the school. scott, you know, it's pretty rare to have two open up your doors in the school
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holidays. should you have to be doing this? know, but the children's needs are there and we need to support the community. the pressure should be on the schools to carry this out. just coming over to some of the children who are getting brea kfast of the children who are getting breakfast this morning, they are having single does whatever we got here? yoghurt, muesli? —— they are having — what have we got here? why is this so important for you? you wa nt is this so important for you? you want your kids to eat well and healthy, they teach you how to make that happen a bit more on a lower budget. they get to socialise, they get to mix with other children in the same situation. thank you very much forjoining us this morning. now it was make time to join the news, travel and weather. wherever you are watching breakfast this morning. and look at that,
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delicious. there good morning from bbc london, i'm victoria hollins. a man has died after a hit—and—run in chessington. it happened in moor lane shortly after midnight. it's believed the 25—year—old was dragged under the car for a distance. police haven't yet found the car and are appealing fgor information. drug gangs are operating around a controversial block of flats used to house vulnerable people in harlow, according to police. terminus house — which was converted from offices last year — is being linked to a 20% rise in crime in the town centre. the landlord says it's working with the police and council to resolve the issue. local businesses say they're seeing the effects. it's quite concerning when you have single mums into your office, basically explaining that they're living next to drug dealers, well, suspected drug dealers. and they feel uncomfortable in the accommodation they have to the point where they don't wish
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to be there anymore. police are running a series of checkpoints on electric scooter safety. they a re checkpoints on electric scooter safety. they are not able to be ridden on the road, though police say some may not be aware of the laws. let's take a look at the travel situation now. there's a good service on the tubes this morning. bad news if you are travelling by train: major disruption at euston, kings cross st pancras and liverpool street because of damage to overhead electric wires. there is a severely reduced service on thameslink. cancellations and delays on great northern servcies cancellations and delays to stansted express and greater anglia servcies to and from liverpool street. the usual queues on a102 blackwall lane approaching the blackwall tunnel. now the weather with
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elizabeth rizzini. hello. good morning. yesterday saw a new temperature record set for the uk injuly, 37.9dc recorded in heathrow and in kew gardens. today, it's going to be feeling less hot. the heat won't be quite so oppressive. there was some thunderstorms around last night, still some thundery showers rattling around for a time this morning, there will also be some sunny spells. so it's a warm, humid, sticky start to the day. still some flashes of lightning, some heavy downpours to coming from these showers tracking their way northwards. we'll draw in a south—westerly wind, it will be fairly light today. there will be some sunny spells, but expect further showers as we head through the afternoon, then it will cloud over towards the end of the day. some cool area, particularly in the west, the highs here of 25 celsius, 28, though, further east — it's still warm for this time of year. 0vernight tonight, there will be further showery outbreaks of rain, it feel quite as warm and humid overnight, lows between 15—18 degrees celsius, but still quite a warm start to the day tomorrow. now, on saturday, we are expecting
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further outbreaks of rain, a big dip in temperature there. the sunshine returns on sunday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half—an—hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. bye for now. hello this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. here's a summary of this morning's main stories from bbc news. boris johnson has annouced plans to recruit an extra 20—thousand police officers over the next three years, as well as extend controversial stop and search powers. the process will be overseen by a new policing board, chaired by the home secretary, priti patel. alongside her will be the newly appointed minister for policing, kit malthouse, who joins us now from westminster.
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quite catchy, 20,000 new police officers. when will they come on line? we have committed to increasing the number 220,000 within the next three years. recruitment will start in september and we will be working with chief constables, police commissioners, to get that right and they are in a position to receive these recruits. looking at the figures for how many police officers there are at the moment. as the 30th of september 2017, over 120,000, the lowest number since records began in 1996 by recruiting another 20,000 will not get to the peak number of 2009. you are topping up peak number of 2009. you are topping up to the losses that happen under conservative governments. we want to
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lift numbers. as crime changes and fluctuates, the demands on policing also change and we have to reflect that. the prime minister has set out this ambitious target and it will be a challenge to get there. the whole policing family will have to get together to see one of the largest expansions in policing in some time. it is not just expansions in policing in some time. it is notjust about expansions in policing in some time. it is not just about the expansions in policing in some time. it is notjust about the numbers, it is about what they are doing. this morning some reports of horrific crimes, in particular in north—west london. alongside this recruitment drive, we want to have discussions with what they should be doing and what should be targeted. while numbers matter, it is to a certain extent what they are doing and the priorities which matter more. extent what they are doing and the priorities which matter morelj extent what they are doing and the priorities which matter more. i will sink to the numbers for a moment. dan koppen has said that in order
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just to remain and stay still, 8000 new police officers need to be recruited every year. you are recruiting 20,000 over three years so that still means that after three yea rs so that still means that after three years you will be a000 less. so that still means that after three years you will be 4000 less. the billion pounds that the government put in into policing is recruiting about 3000 police officers so overall we should be up by 23,000 which, if my maths is right, is almost 8000... which, if my maths is right, is almost 8000. .. you're not going to be increasing the number of police officers? yes it is. 3000 already, and another 20,000 to come over the next 36 months. 1a0,000 mid. about the mid 1a0,000 and we can get that
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and talk about what they are doing, we can have a significant impact on the upsurge in crime. this is building on work that has been done previously and has to reflect the pattern of crime and frankly it is an ambitious target for us to hit andi an ambitious target for us to hit and i do not apologise for that either. how much will it cost? we're sitting down at the first year within e500 sitting down at the first year within £500 million. it is notjust about the pay conditions but other things that need to be considered, from technology, training. 0ne things that need to be considered, from technology, training. one of the things i know is lockets. from my experience. this kind of logistical issues need to be addressed. we all have to sit down and work together to hit this target which has been welcomed by
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everybody. you say around £500 million for the first year. over three years ago looking at 1.5 billion pounds. if that is the case, where is that money going to come from? it would be about that job. we are going with a number of 20,000 as are going with a number of 20,000 as a fixed obligation, as a promise and the number will have to fit. the end it will come general taxation or some of the hedge room we have. the prime minister says it is a priority for him. it is one of his big policy announcements and the money will be earmarked through the treasury and the new chancellor. if there was a representative from the labour party and propose this, one of the
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questions would be how can you make an announcement without having accurately costed it? we have accurately costed it? we have accurately set a number... you have not. you said roughly around £500 million. there comes a point in government we have to make a commitment about output and then work on input to make it fit... i'm sorry i do not understand what you are saying. fighting crime is a priority for him. the number is what the public want to see and it makes sure of the capacity for police to fight crime. during the campaign, they costed this number at around £1.5 they costed this number at around e1.5 billion. but we are open to having a conversation with the police and crime commissioners, chief constables about what capacity they need on top of the billion pounds given last year. this is the way an agile government should
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operate. you do with the priority and make it fit. thank you very much for talking to us. thank you. let's ta ke for talking to us. thank you. let's take you through the rest of the main stories this morning. more disruption is expected on parts of the rail network today, after yesterday's high temperatures caused extensive damage. repair work has been taking place through the night, but services will be significantly reduced between london and the east midlands. there are also delays and cancellations at london airports. yesterday was the uk's hottestjuly day on record. a new drug which doctors have called a major step forward in treating ovarian cancer is being made available on the nhs in england. the medicine 0laparib has been proven to halt the progression of the hereditary form of the disease after the first round of treatment. it is expected to benefit hundreds of patients. at least 115 people are missing and feared drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of libya. the boat was carrying some 250 people from a number of african
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and arab countries, when it sank five miles from land. the un's refugee agency has called it the deadliest shipwreck in the mediterranean so far this year. two premier league footballers have been involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in a london street. arsenal players mesut ozil and sead kolasinac were targeted. this video from social media appears to show kolasinac chasing off the armed robbers. the club said both escaped uninjured. there have been no arrests so far. some of the world's best video game players are set to battle it out in a tournament that could see the winner take home more money than the wimbledon champion. the popular game fortnite is holding its first—ever world cup in new york this weekend, with a top prize of almost e2.5 million — the biggest ever prize for an electronic sports event.
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fortnite has completely passed me by. i know it is a huge but i have not played it. i am the same. i have given ita not played it. i am the same. i have given it a go. you can see why it is a very addictive day they are really, really addictive and suck you in and require a bit of skill. which is why they are now offering these enormous prize. the amount of training they do... for people who do not understand gaming, it is hard to understand but it is like any spot ina to understand but it is like any spot in a way, they spent hours and hours training but it so happens that it hours training but it so happens thatitis hours training but it so happens that it is indoors, inside but it is quite skilful and i certainly cannot play it. shall we go outside? lourdes was very hot yesterday. it wasn't quite as bad as they want but
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not a great day for england. less than two weeks ago they were winning the world cup but they now could be facing losing to a side who are only playing their third ever test, ireland. it's going to be a fascinating day at lord's with ireland closing in on theirfirst—ever win in a test match, and england trying to avoid embarrassment. it was another tale of batting woe for england, after they'd been given hope from the unlikeliest of sources, asjoe wilson reports. here's a question: how could england's tailend night watchman, only sent in to protect the proper batsmen, end up outscoring them all? well, jack leach excelled himself, apllied himself and, when he was at the crease with jason roy for company, this test match was only heading in one direction, towards england. their partnership was worth nearly 150 runs, england were in the lead, and ireland's bowlers seemed almost out of ideas. well, england first played a test match in 1877. ireland in 2018.
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but any team that has ever been, soon learns that in test cricket, at times, you must just stay patient. and just look. starting with jason roy, the day descended into another england collapse. leach deserved only admiration for his 92 and rightly walked off to a hero's reception. but where was the leach spirit in some of the other batting performances? england plunged themselves back into jeopardy as ireland competed with renewed energy. they knew they were bowling and fielding themselves towards a winning position. england ended the day nine down in the second innings, just 181 runs ahead. so ireland, at some point today, will come out and bat for victory. joe wilson, bbc news, lord's. geraint thomas has dropped to third in the overall standings of the tour de france going into stage 19. the defending champion is now more
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than a minute and a half behind overall leader, julian alaphilippe, withjust two more meaninful stages left before the race finished in paris on sunday. colombian nairo quintana won yesterday's stage 18 in the mountains. british heavyweight boxer dillian whyte could be facing an eight—year ban from the sport after testing positive for a banned substance. it happened before his points victory over 0scar rivas at the weekend. whyte has already served a two—year ban for unknowingly taking an illegal supplement so a second offence would lead to a longer ban. promoter eddie hearn says fans should wait for the facts before making a judgement. after shane lowry‘s 0pen championship victory at the weekend, there's more good news for irish golf. adare manor has been named as the host venue for the 2026 ryder cup. the course in limerick was chosen ahead of the belfry, after a deal was deal struck between the irish government and european tour. the last time the competition was held in ireland was at the k club in 2006.
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england's mel reid is well placed to challenge the leaders after the opening round of the final women's golf major of the year. she's tied for sixth, a couple of shots behind leader paula creamer at the evian championship in france. there's plenty of other british interest too. charley hull's four off the lead, while georgia hall and meghan maclaren are a shot further back. wolves made a winning return to european football after an absence of almost a0 years. they beat crusaders 2—0 at molineaux in the first leg of their europa league qualifier. diogojota scored the best goal of the night. rangers also won last night, while aberdeen drew. everton meanwhile have released some stunning images of what they hope will be their new stadium. the club say the 52,000—capacity ground at bramley moore dock in liverpool could be ready by 2023,
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and will cost e500million. england's netballers will find out who their new head coach is today. tracey neville stepped down following england's bronze medal at this summer's world cup. she'd been in charge forfour years and led her side to commonwealth gold last year. four—time superleague—winning coach tamsin greenway is one of the favourites for the job. the hot weather caused problems all over yesterday, and the racing schedule was not immune. the last two races at southall were abandoned because of the heat. 0rganisers had already brought the meet forward by a couple of hours and introduced extra precautions to keep the horses safe. but temperatures kept on rising, so it all stopped early. it is amazing the effect this heat is having on anybody. i cannot blame
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them because of safety is a priority with the horses. we have live coverage of a hanging basket this morning. do you want to see the images. talk us through what you are seeing. that is a lot of green, very colourful. it is not moving very fast. this is definitely not a sporting event. trust me, it may not bea sporting event. trust me, it may not be a sporting event but you would be surprised at how much interest there is and how to care for hanging baskets. i cannot wait. is and how to care for hanging baskets. icannot wait. ithink there is some sunshine about that greenhouse or trellis. it has been a very hot, matt. i do not know how to get to you from a hanging basket, i'm sorry.
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let's just take a look at some of this imagery from yesterday. an incredible day as far as damages we re incredible day as far as damages were concerned. thejuly record across the uk, 38.1 in cambridge. also belgium, germany, they also broke some records. this circulation, atlanta gaia pushing its way in behind this weather front, slowly during the next 2a hours. 0n front, slowly during the next 2a hours. on our weather front, front, slowly during the next 2a hours. on our weatherfront, though, we have seen some big storms, almost to the east of that weather front. loser across the south—east corner drifting their way northwards into other parts of eastern england. this where we could see some other thunderstorms —— lots of them across the south—east corner. shetland,
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still staying on the humid side, 18 degrees through the day. humidity is still there, not as hot as yesterday. much more comfortable in the west with temperatures in the 20s. as we go into tonight, our weather front starts to invigorate, reinvigorate across parts of southern scotland and england, this is where we see some heavy, persistent rain develop overnight into the morning. it will feel more co mforta ble into the morning. it will feel more comfortable in the west, still holding onto a little bit of humidity across eastern areas. it will continue, that process as we go through the day. that weather front just sitting there during the day. the rain at times in these areas will be persistent. the very far north—east of scotland will stay dry
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and bright, feeding warm air towards shetland on the far north—east of scotland. but across parts of northern ireland, wales and the south, you will have much sunnier conditions throughout the day on saturday. temperatures closer to what they should be at this time of year, high teens, low 20s. that continues into saturday. still some rain, the top and tail of here will see some sunshine at times, the best of which will be at the far south—west. throughout this weekend the highest we will see is around 23-2a. the highest we will see is around 23—2a. back to you. the highest we will see is around 23-24. back to you. thank you very much. see you later on. it's 7:a7am. the uk's largest sports retailer, sports direct was supposed to have its results out this morning, but they're late — again. ben, what's going on? it sounds quite unusual. they have 13 minutes to do so, because once markets open, the idea is you can't issue before the markets open at
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eight and investors can get their heads around it before trading begins. they aren't out yet and the results today are already delayed two weeks, they were due on the 15th ofjuly. something's going on and we're going to try and get to the bottom of the problem. morning to you. as i said, they were originally due two weeks ago. majority—owned by the la rger—than—life businessman mike ashley. the group also owns house of fraser, game digital, evans cycles and has a stake in debenhams. the house of razor could be the source of some of the problems, and someone else has been trying to get into debenhams. laura, good morning to you. laura 0nita retail correspondent at the telegraph. they've already been delayed, what's going on? in true sports direct
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style, we have a delay on top of another delay. i spoke to you on my way here, trying to get to the bottom of this, and i was assured everything was fine. but now, as you pointed out, there is still no financial results. i think investors are probably a bit nervous. what happens if the results are published? happens if the results are published ? investors are happens if the results are published? investors are already pretty nervous about house of fraser. i wonder what will happen if they don't get them today, they will get more nervous? oh, absolutely. you will probably see the share price from 8am probablyjust tumble, which we've seen last week when they first delayed their accounts. so, we saw a fall in the shower prize last week and i expect the same will happen today, perhaps even greater than last week if we don't have anything in the next ten minutes or so “— anything in the next ten minutes or so —— share price. anything in the next ten minutes or so -- share price. what do we think is the problem? i don't want you to speculate too much because we should
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wait for the results, but considering what we know about his firm, purchasing house of fraser was a big grasp. a lot of people were wondering how he would make it work, what he would do with it. that was wondering for a long time. and now with debenhams, that does raise some questions about financial viability? sports direct themselves said there might bea sports direct themselves said there might be a change in profits because of house of fraser, so, they haven't managed to integrate the business after they bought it from administration a year ago, successfully. so, as you pointed out, it's a really tough, competitive retail environment out there. i suspect everything has to do with house of fraser hasn't quite gone is a plan. we haven't seen any stores suggest that transformation and integration in turning it into the harrods and hi straight as mark
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astley has said to be happening. so i think that is one of the key issues there. sorry to interrupt. i just wanted to touch on mike ashley's plans. he was so ambitious, saying no matter what it was, we know it is tough out there. but this might prove it is even tougher than we thought? indeed. ithink might prove it is even tougher than we thought? indeed. i think he still has the same ambitions, but he may have bitten off a bit more than he can shoot. he has a stable of brands that if you look at them, they don't necessarily fit together. so it is more of a hunt for assets, if you like, from the outside. but, who knows? he might have a master plan and we are always insecure it. and he has nine minutes to tell us about
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it. bank you laura from the telegraph —— thank you. if i get an update, i will tell you about it shortly. your first everjob was watering hanging baskets? yes. the most boring job, may i say. and it was nothing to do with my height... we're just about to go to a live image a we're just about to go to a live imagea hanging we're just about to go to a live image a hanging basket. we're just about to go to a live image a hanging basketm we're just about to go to a live image a hanging basket. it isn't city with hanging baskets themselves, i just had city with hanging baskets themselves, ijust had to stand there and hang a hosepipe on it for 30 seconds, counter 30, and move on. how many did you have the water? hundreds. well, that would be boring. hey, you've come up in the world! that's grade. let's go straight to moffat, who is in amongst the hanging baskets. good morning to you, tim. this is all about how you should care, and there isa about how you should care, and there is a lot of care, for hanging baskets. a lot of scientific research going into this. dismissed this story at your peril. we are in
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fine this morning. the town is full of hanging baskets and we are at victoria gardens, the blooming friends volunteer group who are making some as we speak. good morning, guys. we're going to get some top tips from them in a little while. hanging baskets have boomed in popularity. you don't need a big garden, you just need an outdoor space, a balcony or patio. but, here is the thing — how often should you water them and what is the best way? in wisley, not far from here, they've been trying to answer that very question. ten hanging baskets, one garden water scientist, and the start of a three—month experiment hoping to answer this question: "how best to water a hanging basket?" when it comes to maintaining a hanging basket, are there typical mistakes people make? yeah, definitely. people forget that actually, roots of plants need not only water, but they need air as well. either you keep them wet
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and saturated because you're worried they are going to dry out, and actually, plants like a glass half—full, it doesn't have to have the glass full up all the time. if you allow them to dry up completely, it's a little bit like trying to mop up a spill on your kitchen floor with a really dry mop. it just doesn't work. so if you keep moisture in them, then they will absorb the water you give them a lot better. so at the royal horticultural society's research centre in wisley, baskets will be watered using different techniques. firstly, by hand, from above. normally we would use a watering can and be sloshing water all over the place. now i'm precisely making sure i know exactly how much water is going into the basket, exactly how much drains at the bottom, hence the buckets underneath. 0ther baskets will get water from below. this is our sub—irrigation basket, which, rather than pouring the water in the top, what we've got is a reservoir underneath with a wick that takes the water
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up into the soil. this is very much like a natural process that happens in the environment anyway. the other method, automated dripping. it allows you to automate your water, which is a great advantage, but one of the things that is designed within it is the fact that it drips and it's onlyjust a tiny drip. and that is intended to match the use of the water as the plants are using it. so will you judge this? how will you decide which is the best way to water a hanging basket? because i'm weighing all the baskets, i will be able to know exactly how much water they've all used, and because we've got a whole team of horticulturalists here, who are experts in the field, pardon the pun, we will probably do a day of counting flowers to see which one's got the most flowers, the amount of growth, the amount of top growth that they produce. hopefully by the end of the experiment we'll then be able to say that actually, you get the same quality of plant
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but you don't need to use a much water. we will have to wait till the end of 0ctoberfor we will have to wait till the end of october for the results of that experiment. what are your tips? if you put something up in the middle, put some colour going around, maybe some training plans —— trailing pla nts some training plans —— trailing plants could look really impressive. janet, what is your advice? we volunteer this year, and we had a wonderful group of volunteers. think about the colour when you think about the colour when you think about your hanging basket. try and have some contrast. we have some lovely peaches and dark red is here, think about the contrast of the foliage as well. what about watering? how should you do it? well watering, you need to do early in the morning or late in the evening to make sure it is well watered, and would quite gently as well. especially since we had the heat
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we've had lately. you're a traditional watering can man. but what about dripping? you can do it that way, which isn't bad. but most importantly, don't blast it with a hosepipe. just a gentle watering as janet said. in the evening, the morning. i'll let you carry on watering. i'll leave you now with the news, weather and some beautiful images of a hanging basket. good morning from bbc london, i'm victoria hollins. a man has died after a hit—and—run in chessington. it happened in moor lane shortly after midnight. it's believed the 25—year—old was dragged under the car for a distance. police haven't yet found the car and are appealing fgor information. drug gangs are operating around a controversial block of flats used to house vulnerable people
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in harlow, according to police. terminus house, which was converted from offices last year, is being linked to a 20% rise in crime in the town centre. the landlord says it's working with the police and council to resolve the issue. local businesses say they're seeing the effects. the house in stockwell where vincent van gogh once lived has been restored by experts and opened to the public for the first time. the project funded by a family in london has seen many of the 19th century features of the property brought back to life. during the conservation works, various artefacts were found hidden under floarboards and in the attic, including a prayer book believed to have once belonged to the artist. we've had to do a lot of work, really. and we've tried really, really hard to respect all the original fabrics — anything that we could keep, we've kept, and anything that just had to be changed, we've made a new one to try and replicate what was there before. and, hopefully it will last for another 200 years. let's take a look at
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the travel situation now. there's a good service on the tubes this morning. bad news if you are travelling by train. major disruption at euston, king's cross st pancras and liverpool street because of damage to overhead electric wires. there is a severely reduced service on thameslink. cancellations and delays on great northern servcies and cancellations and delays to stansted express and greater anglia servcies to and from liverpool street. the usual queues on a102 blackwall lane approaching the blackwall tunnel. now the weather with elizabeth rizzini. hello. good morning. yesterday saw a new temperature record set for the uk injuly, 37.9 recorded in heathrow and in kew gardens. today, it's going to be feeling less hot. the heat won't be quite so oppressive. there was some thunderstorms around last night, still some thundery showers rattling around for a time this morning, there will also be some sunny spells. so it's a warm, humid,
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sticky start to the day. still some flashes of lightning, some heavy downpours to coming from these showers tracking their way northwards. we'll draw in a south—westerly wind, it will be fairly light today. there will be some sunny spells, but expect further showers as we head through the afternoon, and it will cloud over towards the end of the day. some cool area, particularly in the west, the highs here of 25 celsius, 28, though, further east — it's still warm for this time of year. 0vernight tonight, there will be further showery outbreaks of rain, it feel quite as warm and humid overnight, lows between 15—18 degrees celsius, but still quite a warm start to the day tomorrow. now, on saturday, we are expecting further outbreaks of rain, a big dip in temperature there. the sunshine returns on sunday. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half—an—hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. bye for now.
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good morning, welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today. record—breaking heat brings chaos on the railways — the disruption looks set to continue, even as the temperature falls. after that exceptional heat of yesterday, we start to see the change today and by the weekend a big drop in temperature on the way for all of us and a bit more rain, i will have all the details. borisjohnson says his plan to recruit 20,000 extra police officers will begin within weeks. a drug hailed by doctors as a major advance in treating ovarian cancer becomes available on the nhs. should late — again. sports direct fails to issue its latest results. results that are already two weeks late. why? and what does it tell us about the business? another day, another batting collapse from england as ireland move within sight of what would be an historic first ever test victory at lords.
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it's friday the 26th ofjuly. our top story. more disruption is expected on parts of the rail network today, after yesterday's high temperatures caused extensive damage. repair work has been taking place through the night, but services will be significantly reduced between london and the east midlands. leigh milner has the details. it was the second hottest day on record for the uk yesterday, the highest temperature recorded in cambridge, at 38.1 degrees. you might have been faster travelling on one of these than the train. the heat caused chaos on the country's railway lines. passengers had to be rescued from broken—down trains, as power cables fell and sparked line—side fires, causing disruptions at rush hour for commuters travelling on the west coast, the midlands and east coast mainlines. in birmingham, trams were halted by the risk of rails buckling. precautionary speed restrictions across the network meant problems
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all day, but it was the overhead power cables which caused delays and cancellations for many, expanding, sagging and eventually collapsing in the hot weather. last night, these commuters were still trying to get home from work at 10:15. i am trying to get home to bedford. i had onlyjust got here but usually my route would be to go to sandy, get a taxi from sandy, which is usually what happens when it's like this, or from euston, but none of those options exist here today. and there does not seem to be any plan b. throughout the night, network rail engineers have been racing against the clock to repair the damage caused by the overhead cables in time for this morning's rush hour. leigh milner, bbc news. leigh milner is at london st pancras station this morning. temperatures may be more bareable but travel will still be problematic for some? i have been bumping into plenty of passengers who have had their journey is delayed or worse cancelled, it is no wonder because network rail had told as this
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morning this is the station where most of the disruption will be taking place. 0nly taking place. only two out of the four lines in the station are closed meaning they are only running half their services affecting east midlands trains and thameslink services. we have been told trains running to and from the north east of england and scotland have also been majorly disrupted. make sure you check before you travel. elsewhere, if you are heading to the airport, check your flights. elsewhere, if you are heading to the airport, check yourflights. some have either been delayed or cancelled due to the severe weather. the weather is all over today. this morning was very warm, now the weather is all over today. this morning was very warm, now it is raining. it is busy. getting very busy. it is friday, school holidays, the advice is only travel if you have to, and make sure you take some water with
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you. matt, are we past the hottest weather? we saw temperatures get to july record—breaking values, not quite all—time record breaking values as in the netherlands and germany. humidity has had a big impact, so we have not had any chance to cool down. in the next 2a as we will see fresher air. but still some severe storms across eastern england which could cause frequent lightning, and minor flooding could cause frequent lightning, and minorflooding which could cause frequent lightning, and minor flooding which could impact travel plans today. then, more typical summer —like weather with temperatures closer to where they should be. all the details in the next ten minutes. borisjohnson has made it clear his plan to recruit an extra
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20,000 police officers will begin within weeks. a new policing board will also be set up to oversee the process. labour has warned the prime minister's pledges can not be trusted. let's talk to our political correspondent jonathan blake who's at westminster. a chance for people to look at those early proposals, tell us more. borisjohnson is early proposals, tell us more. boris johnson is keen early proposals, tell us more. borisjohnson is keen to get cracking with one of the key promises of his campaign which was to recruit 20,000 extra police officers to tackle what he sees as unacceptably high levels of crime. we hear that programme will begin within weeks. it has been broadly welcomed by police forces across the uk but there is concern whether there is the capacity to recruit and train those officers in the time available, and it is presenting something of a logistical challenge. nevertheless, the policing minister
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kit malthouse explained earlier on this is not just kit malthouse explained earlier on this is notjust about increasing the numbers of police officers about having a look at the way they work. we think as a crime has changed, as the pattern of crime has changed and crime fluctuates as it has over the la st crime fluctuates as it has over the last couple of years, the demands on policing also change and we have to reflect that and the prime minister set out this ambitious target of hitting 20,000 over 36 months, the whole pleasing family will have to come together to see what will be the largest expansion of policing for some time because it is notjust about numbers but what they are doing. it will be very expensive policy, we are yet to hear how borisjohnson and his government plan to pay for this. perhaps more details coming in the autumn. there are signs early on in his premiership as continues his reshuffle or the forming of an
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entire government, that things are not going to tally his way. the brexit minister last night turned down a job as brexit mr singh he could not repeat a powerlessness having held a similar role before with it being driven by the cabinet 0ffice with it being driven by the cabinet office and downing street. two premier league footballers have been involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in a london street. holly's got more on this for us. this is a shocking, this footage emerged overnight, and instant around five o'clock in london, cctv footage as you can see both players, mesut ozil and sead kolasinac being attacked by armed robbers wearing helmets. trying to steal their vehicle is what we believe. both pairs got in the car, collapsing knappe squaring up to the robbers who were armed with knives —— sead
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kolasinac. they drove off and what you cannot see is the robbers pursued them for over a mile before they got to safety in a restaurant and got in touch with police. the met police say they are investigating, the incident took place yesterday, but no arrests have been made. arsenal say they have been made. arsenal say they have beenin been made. arsenal say they have been in contact with both players who are fine. neither have been injured in this instance. it is wearing but business as usual, back in action on sunday. an alarming incident. it is not often we see footage like that, especially somebody like kolasinac squaring up to these robbers in this way. at least 115 people are missing and feared drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of libya. the boat was carrying some 250 people from a number of african and arab countries when it sank five miles from land.
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the un's refugee agency has called it the deadliest shipwreck in the mediterranean so far this year. a new drug which doctors have called a major step forward in treating ovarian cancer is being made available on the nhs in england. the medicine 0laparib has been proven to halt the progression of the hereditary form of the disease after the first round of treatment. it is expected to benefit hundreds of patients. a birmingham school head at the centre of a row about the teaching of lgbt relationships says she was pressurised by the government into suspending its equality programme. hazel pulley said she felt totally compromised. the government denies applying pressure, and says it has worked to encourage dialogue. 0ur correspondent sima kotecha reports. parkfield community school. for weeks, there were protests outside with parents calling on the school to stop teaching children about different relationships. if they tell you when and how
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they should be taught... it's an equality programme called no 0utsiders and it involves storybooks of pictures of same—sex couples, in march the school suspended the programme after protest escalated. now the woman in charge of parkfield says it has been a tough experience. i think there's only one word and from inside school looking out it has been horrendous. i have felt sadly rather isolated. she accuses the department for education of pressurising her to stop teaching about equality. the government has told me several times that it did not place pressure on parkfield. that is untrue. we experienced extreme pressure to stop but we agreed on suspend the programme to stop no outsiders. we feel it was only with one aim, and that was to keep the protest out of the paper and to stop the protest.
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the department for education said no pressure had been applied on parkfield to stop teaching about equality. it added any suggestion or dispute should be kept out of the media, it was about bringing an end to the protest and ensuring tensions went further inflamed by sensationalist coverage. the plan is for all schools in england to teach lgbt content from next year. the weather a little later on, and the sport. it's one of the most common cancers amongst women the uk, but the symptoms of ovarian cancer are hard to recognise and, if left too long, can be difficult to treat. now, a new drug is being made available on the nhs which can halt the progression of the disease. doctors have described it as a " with us now is petrina powell who is using the drug to try and treat her ovarian cancer. and dr susana banerjee who's been involved in the trial of the drug, is in central london.
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good morning to you. good to see you here this morning. can you tell us a little, picked up the story early on when you first realised you were not well. literally, one day i was walking the dog, i had bought seven miles, the next morning, i found dog, i had bought seven miles, the next morning, ifound i was dog, i had bought seven miles, the next morning, i found i was six months pregnant. this was 12 months ago. i was rushed into my local hospital who thought i had water infection, even they did not realise, sent me home. i went back again the day after at which point they thought, perhaps there is something going on. it took a week or two of testing in hospital before they realised i had cysts, and transferred me to st mary's in manchester to a specialist gynaecology at which point they quickly decided. what happened in terms of treatment? i had three operations in three weeks at the manchester st mary's,
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with complications, and spent 11 weeks in hospital. you were offered chemotherapy. yes, straight on to chemotherapy. we are talking about this new drug. ifinished we are talking about this new drug. i finished chemotherapy. you routinely have a scan after which showed no evidence of disease which was amazing. at that point, i spoke to my consultant who offered olaparib because to my consultant who offered ola parib because my to my consultant who offered olaparib because my mum died of breast cancer at 36, and so i was being genetically tested and he thought this was best. what was the effect? firstly he gave me all the data which showed a 70% reduction in recurrence which is huge. he told me about side effects. my body, the first month, i had side effects, but now i live my life, and compared to other give a therapy
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where i debilitated for 18 weeks. you can carry on living your life, you go back once a month for your blogs and get on with your life. it is fantastic you seem so positive. four tablets a day. as we introduce this, we said this drug was a game changer, it has been here, when will it be rolled out? fantastic news, this will be available for nhs patients in england. 0laparib, a drug developed at the royal marsden, was shown in clinical trials, to really improve the time before cancer recurs or worsens. the first time we have seen such dramatic improvements in advanced ovarian cancer. this is pa rt of advanced ovarian cancer. this is part of first line treatment. patients are able until today obtain
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this drug for recurrent disease, relapsing disease, a situation where unfortunately the disease is not curable. here we have the opportunity to obtain longer term remissions and the possibility of cu re remissions and the possibility of cure but we need longer term follow—up and in the clinical trial. when this drug is taken, can you explain, if someone is in remission or has cancer, does it halt the progression of that cancer? it doesn't cure it or reverse it? what we see, patients have this type of treatment which we called maintenance after they have completed chemotherapy. chemotherapy can work very well in the first line setting. we need to better, so when the cancer burden is low, destroyed by the chemotherapy, these
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treatments work more effectively. we have seen some patients do still have seen some patients do still have some cancer at the end of surgery and chemotherapy and greasy ongoing shrinkage with these drugs, allaying the time before cancer worsens. patients treated with this drug, 60% were cancer free compared to 27% of women three years treated ona to 27% of women three years treated on a placebo. this is an amazing progress. picking up this is an amazing progress. picking up on that, you mentioned the changes you felt and saw in yourself, it must have been amazing for yourfamily. 0ften yourself, it must have been amazing for your family. often in yourself, it must have been amazing for yourfamily. often in these situations, it is the patient you think about but your families live with you. yes, it doesn't just with you. yes, it doesn'tjust impact the person with cancer. my husband had six months of work i was at napoli. i have a child doing a—levels,
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another doing a degree —— i was that poorly. i have become mum again, to be part of their lives, not just i have become mum again, to be part of their lives, notjust being poorly. it gives you that ray of hope when you are in hospital and told you have ovarian cancer and look at the statistics. i am in stage three, the statistics are 90% of us get to five years. with this trial, it showed a 60% reduction in recurrences. that gives you hope to carry on. iamso carry on. i am so pleased for you. thank you. i feel very fortunate. it is wonderful the government is now finding it as first line. good of you to come in and talk with us. and thank you for your time. here's matt with a look at this morning's weather.
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good morning. what a couple of days it has been with national records broken in the near continent, and for us, ourjuly temperature record went in cambridge, within a whisker of the national all—time record. sunspots broke their record, edinburgh with its hottest day ever recorded. things have now peaked. and are about to get fresher into the weekend. the circulation of winds to the west will bring in that atla ntic winds to the west will bring in that atlantic air. we saw big storms this morning across central london drifting northwards, now across lincolnshire. another batch of storms working into south london at the moment. a few showers further west. this is the cold front
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bringing fresher conditions. still humid across scotland and england working its way eastwards. the odd rumble of thunder. and a few
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lots more cloud, outbreaks of rain coming and going some heavy and persistent, central air is brightening up for a time, the brightest of all will be parts of south—west england, wales, northern ireland and the far north—east of scotland, sunshine here, dry conditions dominate, 16—23d, a big drop on what we have seen of late. as for sunday, the weather front is still there, and if you have outdoor plans on sunday, a bit further south and east, areas of central, southern scotland, north—east england, some of the seven counties of england will have a brighter day on sunday, wales and the south—west still sunniest of all, a bit more cloud in northern ireland, temperatures under the rain band, in the teens, 23 celsius, a big change from the 38 degrees of yesterday. back to you.
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i been racking have my brain recalling where a firm has not issued result telling investors. we have had no guidance whatsoever. they were due today at 7am as most company they were due today at 7am as most com pa ny results they were due today at 7am as most company results are. 0n company results are. on wednesday, the firm issued a statement saying you will get them on friday. they are not out. lots of speculation in the absence of fact. i will try to avoid too much about what people are talking about is the worry that the purchase of house of fraser that sports direct bought last year may be going more badly. what mike ashley who owns sports direct has said is he wants to turn house of fraser into the harrods of the high street, his words. there was a dispute over rent, some stores
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will close he said, the one is still there he will turn around. the problem is integrating it with sports direct. in july, problem is integrating it with sports direct. injuly, they said results would be delayed and their shares fell 15%. they said they would give results two weeks from now. shares are holding up, down 1.596 now. shares are holding up, down 1.5% last time i looked. it raises questions about how the firm is coping razing the downturn on the high street. mike ashley has stakes in evans cycles, sofa.com, stakes in other firms. in evans cycles, sofa.com, stakes in otherfirms. he in evans cycles, sofa.com, stakes in other firms. he tried to get his hands on debenhams last year, earlier this year, and the firm rebuffed him. he lost his e150 million stake when the firm restructured. tough times for that man. nobody is
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picking up any phones, we tried reception, their press office, nobody is picking up the phone. it gets curiouser and curiouser. in order to make a leap, 8:2aam is the time. bbc loves titles for people, i am giving you a new title this morning. iam this morning. i am sports direct correspondence this morning. you are correspondence, hanging baskets! we are talking about how to maintain a hanging basket. 0ne one of my first jobs one of my firstjobs at school was watering hanging baskets for a gardening centre. the most boring job. i was the only one there. it
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was a mile long poly tunnel, with a hose. you are outdoors, that is all right. there are worsejobs. you are outdoors, that is all right. there are worse jobs. you are in a plastic tent, 30 seconds on each one. here are some pictures being sent in. june from northumberland has sent us a photo of hers. a good array of colours. she waters them every day. shall we take a look at mark. from dartford. he says... ina at mark. from dartford. he says... in a cycle helmet. does that not let water out of the bottom? by water out of the bottom? by way of a finale, take a look at that. we have loved this. patrick from wokingham, he waters until it runs out of the bottom. i like how he is pointing as if we
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might miss it otherwise! just to highlight where it is. that is amazing. he has gone for colour and scale. i like colour and scale. ilikea colour and scale. i like a uniform hanging basket. all one plant, one colour. is it just one plant, one colour. is itjust one plant? patrick, let us know what plant it is. when we found out about this item, i was sceptical how much we could talk about it. our viewers have so engaged us. especially seeing something like that from patrick. we can show you some live hanging baskets. that is in farnham mike tim is there. it makes all the difference it is a live picture, it adds a new dimension to the story.
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there is no beating patrick's from wokingham. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning. you have no doubt have heard on the news butjust confirmation that yesterday was the hottestjuly day on record, and the second hottest day recorded in the united kingdom, 38.1 degrees celsius in cambridge. today it's going to feel cooler than that. we've got this cold front moving in from the west, and the wind is switching direction, it's now coming in from a southwesterly rather than that hotter southeasterly wind. thunderstorms this morning in the south east of england, those mostly clear away. there'll be some showers still around the far east this afternoon. a few showers too for scotland, but for most of us it's dry. there'll be some sunny spells, and as for temperatures,
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much lower for most of us, 21—25 degrees celsius, perhaps 27—30 degrees across eastern areas, but nothing extreme like we saw yesterday through tonight. still some showers across eastern parts that will merge together to give longer spells of rain into saturday morning, a bit more comfortable for sleeping tonight. temperatures down to about 13—17 degrees. but on into the weekend, we've got this weather system that's mainly affecting northern and eastern parts of the uk. it's not going to move very far during saturday, just position from the southeast up into the northwest. so it's that area where you're going to see rain on and off for much of the day. some of it could be heavy particularly across scotland. the driest weather towards northern ireland, wales and the southwest of england, and maximum temperatures on saturday we'll look at 16—23 degrees, much coolerfor all of us. by sunday, that area of rain hasn't really moved very far.
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it's still going to be quite wet at times in northern and eastern areas, but again for northern ireland, wales, the midlands, parts of central and southern england and the south west, some dry weather with some sunshine. and again temperatures in the high teens to the low 20s, much more comfortable, i suspect, for many of us. bye—bye.
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this is business live from bbc news with maryam moshiri and victoria fritz. primed for growth — amazon sales jump as it pours millions into one—day delivery. live from london, that's our top story on friday 26th july. amazon has been spending heavily — $800 million injust three months to get more products to us even faster, but shares have fallen, we'll find out why. also in the programme, getting tough down under — australia tightens the rules for facebook and google's advertising products.
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