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areas of and pulling away. showers gci’oss areas of and pulling away. showers across northern ireland and the far north of england. for most, increasing sunshine across northern england, good spells of sunshine for england, good spells of sunshine for england and wales away from the south—west corner where we have the showers. and in the sunshine, probably the warmest day of the working week. temperatures widely in the low to mid 20 celsius. cooler weather is cloud stubborn to go. this evening and overnight, showers across south—west england pushed further into wales, may be the midlands and northern ireland. gusty winds associated with those and heavy rain and may be thunder and lightning. quite a muggy night, temperatures across central and southern england not much lower than 16 or 17 celsius. tomorrow, this low pressure is the driving force behind the weather this week. the isobars are quite close together, meaning we have windy conditions particularly across south—west and southern england tomorrow. showers here in the morning will become more widespread as the day wears on. heavy and thundery could give quite a lot of rain in a short amount of
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time, pushing into northern ireland, the midlands, northern england, southern scotland and the far north of scotland. driest across eastern counties with gusty winds, 50 mph in south western and southern coasts. blustery showers, gusty winds, a cooler feel for most. away from eastern counties, fewer showers and the best of the sunshine, temperatures up to 23, 20 four celsius. midweek, this low pressure tracking further north and east so by the time we get to wednesday, things are starting slowly to turn drier across wales and southern england. mainly try for northern ireland, but heavy frequent showers developing in the midlands, east anglia, northern england and scotland, bringing a lot of rain in a short amount of time. thunder and lightning, warnings in place and a cool feeling day, 19—20dc. by the end of the week, thursday, feather showers across the areas which saw them on wednesday, but on friday and saturday, all of us turn drier and the winners slowly ease as well.
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back to you. thank you. a reminder of our top story... the owner of vauxhall warns it will pull out of the uk if brexit hits profits, as the cbi says neither the uk or the eu are ready for a no—deal. but the government remains confident. there won't be any delays, we are determined to ensure that we leave on october the 31st, and it's my job to make sure the country is ready. and borisjohnson is in scotland, calling for unity, but he faces opposition to a no—deal brexit from the first minister and the scottish tory leader. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are.
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good afternoon, i'm will perry with your latest sports news. can you belive it, this weekend the new football season offically gets underway. jurgen klopp has dismissed talk that sunday's community shield clash with manchester city is a curtain raiser and has described it as a final. liverpool lost again in pre—season yesterday — this time a 3—0 defeat against napoli in edinburgh. it follows defeats against borussia dortmund and sevilla in the united states. nothing to do for me for the rest of the season is a game and if we have only eight players for example, i would like to try to win it. it's the first time that i realised that it's a season like that. the curtain raiser was unbelievable so i think co nsta ntly raiser was unbelievable so i think constantly about the game and how we can prepare. romelu lukaku has been left out of the manchester united squad that travelled to norway this morning. the belgiam international‘s been heavily linked with a move to inter milan
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throughout the summer and posted a picture with his agent on social media yesterday with the message, "soon to be continued." united face kristiansund tomorrow night. former manchester united and france defender patrice evra has today announced his retirement from playing. speaking to the italian newspaper la gazetta dello sport, evra said he now wants to turn his attention to coaching and has ambitions to one day turn to management. evra ended his playing career at west ham. he won five premier league titles at old trafford as well as the champions league. there are still doubts over whether two clubs in league one will be able to fulfill their opening day fixtures this weekend. bolton and bury have been told they're "likely" to be suspended if they don't meet a new efl deadline for outstanding commitments. bolton have been in administration since the middle of may, with a proposed takeover of the club still not completed. bolton are supposed to start the season at wycombe on saturday, but wycombe have already confirmed they have suspended ticket sales to the away fans.
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egan bernal is celebrating becoming the youngest rider in more than a century to win the tour de france. the 22—year—old finished hand—in—hand with his team—mate and last year's winner geraint thomas, who finished second overall. team ineos general maanger sir dave brailsford was understandably pretty happy afterwards on the champs elysee. viva colombia! what more can you want? you've got a new champion, a new ambassador, what a brilliant ambassador. at the moment i think you need to enjoy the moment, have a party, celebrate and try and realise what he has achieved. it's historic for colombia, very, very important i think and i'm very happy to have helped him achieve this goal. there were also some pretty impressive scenes in colombia. this was in zipaquira, hometown of bernal, now the first south american to win the world's most famous bike race. located on the outskirts of bogota, the streets packed with people dressed in yellow and waving
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colombian flags. and andy and jamie murray have been training together ahead of their doubles partnership at the washington open this week. the brothers will face edouard roger—vasselin and nicolas mahut in their opening round match tomorrow. the pair played together to help great britain win the davis cup in 2015. the tournament will be andy murray's fourth since having hip resurfacing surgery injanuary and his first on a hard court. he won the queens doubles title with feliciano lopez injune. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. now, a new report by the think tank — the institute for government — warns that there is "no such thing as a managed no—deal brexit" and that the hope for a "clean break" from the eu will not materialise. a little earlier, my colleague rebecca jones spoke tojoe 0wen, who is one of the report's authors. he started by telling
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us what the ifg wanted to convey in their paper. i think one of the things we wanted to draw out with this report is the idea that the 31st of october is the finish line after which the government can start focusing on things like housing and schools and broadband, which is the message you would be forgiven for forgetting if you are watching the recent leadership contest, that is probably just the start line. it does not settle, still unsettled is what our trading relationship with europe, what our security relationship with europe would be, all of the domestic adjustments, both for government and business, here and on the continent, would all still need to happen. there would be a huge amount of work, there would be more legislation required. it really is the end of the beginning rather than the finish line, as some have presented it. are you saying a clean break is impossible and effectively we could be in this no—deal scenario
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for years to come? legally, it would be a clean break in that of the agreements governing our relationship with the eu would be kind of guillotined overnight, but that would lead to very messy consequences here in trying to adapt to the new world as it would be. yes, some areas will be working on this for years in whitehall. you only have to look at things like universal credit, automatic pension enrolment, programmes that i think it's fair to say, while are complicated, are nowhere near the scale of a no—deal brexit. this kind of programmes have lasted for over a decade so there will be work on new systems and what happens at the border, where in some cases the government only has temporary plans and we haven't got any sense of what their medium to long—term plans are. this would carry on for months and
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months and possibly years in areas. if what you are saying is true, where does that leave boris johnson's domestic agenda because he has been making ambitious promises in the last few days? it's very likely brexit will crowd out the domestic agenda for any prime minister. remember theresa may when she stood on the steps of downing street after being elected, talking about the burning injustices she wanted to tackle and the rest of the conservative party manifesto, it's very hard to point to anything significant that was done over the last couple of years because of the all—encompassing nature of brexit and that will be particularly true in a no—deal circumstance. prime ministers have a limited amount of capacity, time, and a limited amount of political capital. it is very likely this prime minister and any future prime minister in a no—deal brexit would be spending all of theirs on dealing with brexit. from your research, do you think
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the uk is more prepared for leaving the eu without an agreement or a deal on october the 31st than when we were supposed to leave in march? has there been six months of good preparation, so to speak? in some areas in government, they have continued the work at pace, trying to build up readiness in key systems or processes. in other places, they stood down all of the big operational centres that were stood up for the end of march. thousands of civil servants who were moved to no deal were moved back and that will happen again fresh over the coming months. one thing to point to in the report is the concern that the uk could end up being less ready in october than it was march and a big reason for this is the business community and the concerns that, actually, they have been marched up the hill twice before with no deal and it didn't happen. will they want to spend more money, more time orjust see this as part
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of a game of chicken with the eu that is ultimately aimed at getting a deal and therefore no deal will never happen? the other complication for october is we're in the run up for christmas. any spare warehousing space may be booked up for christmas and businesses will already be telling government that getting warehouse space in the run—up to october is proving difficult if not impossible. a cross—party group of mps has predicted that cannabis will be legal in the uk within the next five to ten years. the mps have recently returned from a fact finding trip to canada, which legalised the drug last year. jim connolly followed the mps‘ visit. these buds will probably get about four times larger by the time this plant is ready to harvest. currently, canada is the only g7 country to allow recreational use of cannabis. i've got no hair, do
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i still need this on my head? even a few years ago, this would have seemed unimaginable — three british mps from across the political spectrum, looking at how the legalisation process has been implemented. we're following the liberal democrat sir norman lamb, the conservativejonathan djanogly and labour's david lammy. you could go to prison for a very long time in britain if you had anything like this. the trip has been organised by a london—based campaign group, volteface. it wants the uk to legalise weed. it's sponsored by a big north american cannabis company called mpx international, which runs this facility. scott boyes is the boss, and i put it to him that he was trying to use his money to influence british politicians. we've been happy to be a host to them to give them some exposure to the business and give them an understanding of what's happening here in north america. if that helps make the right decisions in the united kingdom, it's money well spent for us. canada's prime ministerjustin trudeau came to power promising to legalise cannabis.
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it's been available here for medical use since 2001, but as of last october, recreational users could use it too without fear of breaking the law, meaning places like this have been springing up all over the country. investors know there could be billions to be made from the industry, but the uk mps admit there's a lot to get their heads around. have you ever seen this volume of cannabis yourself? i never saw any volume of cannabis! so two or three of those balls are worth $60. so that's quite a valuable amount. sir norman was central to the lib dems‘ policy of backing legalisation. which do you tend to use? i've done this one. he decides to buy some. thank you very much. he wants to know what it feels like, and takes some before bed. so now i'm supposed to put it under my tongue. he claims it helped him sleep. the difference between what he's taken and the cannabis oils you can buy in the uk is that this contains thc, the compound that can get
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you stoned, and at high strengths is linked to psychosis. this mental health link is rarely mentioned here in canada, and nor is the suggestion that the drug could be a gateway to harder substances, something i put to the man who led ca nada's legalisation process. now, because it's a regulated substance, we're having far more nuanced and robust conversations with our kids. and i think as a result, there will be lower risk decisions and healthier choices. back at westminster, one of the uk mps has had a significant change of view. i want the market legalised and regulated, taken away from criminal gangs, young people not criminalised because of use, properly educated. but i actually want to see the strength of the stuff reduced, labelled and properly organised in our country. the home office says there will be no change to the law on illicit drugs, pointing to harms and misery they can cause in families and society. jim connolly, bbc news.
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the jailed russian opposition leader, alexei navalny, is returning to prison after he was taken to hospital at the weekend — reportedly for an allergic reaction. a doctor who has treated him in the past has said she believes it's possible he's been exposed to a toxic substance. his own medical team is sending hair samples and a t—shirt for independent tests. mr navalny was jailed for 30 days last week after calling for unauthorised protests, which took place on saturday. steve rosenberg reports alexei navalny was taken ill in jail on sunday morning and taken to hospital under police guard. inital reports suggested he had suffered an acute allergic reaction, but to what? 0ne russian news agency quoted the hospital as saying mr navalny was suffering from hives.
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but in a post on social media, his long—time doctor, who saw him briefly in hospital, said she believed his symptoms were caused by unspecified chemical substances. last night outside hospital 64, police detained supporters of mr navalny and this russian journalist. alexei navalny is russia's most prominent opposition activist, a vocal critic of president putin. two years ago he suffered a chemical burn in his right eye, following an assault. someone threw green antiseptic at his face. he had been serving a 30 day sentence for calling for this street protest at the weekend. it ended with moscow police detaining more than 1000 people who'd come out to demand honest elections. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news: the prime minister is in scotland where he faces opposition from both the snp — and his own party —
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over his brexit policy. it comes as the cabinet ramps up plans for a no—deal departure. britain's biggest business group warns that neither the uk — nor the eu — is ready for a no—deal brexit at the end of october. a gunman opens fire at a food festival in california, killing three people and wounding 15. normally at this point our business presenterjamie robertson would be here with me in the studio, but this morning he's in plymouth, where one of the regional hubs planned by maritime uk is being set up to help boost the uk's maritime economy and prepare it for the challenges of the future. jamie. i'm in plymouth, it's starting to rain now. i'm in turnchapel wharf
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where they have been building ships for years. the royal marines took it over and out is a commercial hub and very much a marine hub for industry. a big french defence contractor is here, this is its english arm working out of here at the moment. these coastal powerhouses, there are five of them in the country, and what they are hoping to do in plymouth is to turn plymouth and the surrounding area into an area where they are connecting the businesses and trying to attract investment. what is interesting is if you look out beyond the river, you are looking towards mountbatten. this is where sir francis drake played bowls is the amount. you will find a place
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called smartsound which is an experimental area of sea that has been monitoring and analysing four yea rs been monitoring and analysing four years —— for several years and using it as years —— for several years and using itasa years —— for several years and using it as a place to experiment with new projects. i'm joined by james fishwick who runs it. smartsound is a collaboration of all the academics in plymouth and the partners in plymouth and is led through a marine business technology centre which is funded through the european regional development fund and that works with industry and liaises with them to build up the testing and development of new marine technologies and we do that of the shore of plymouth and at its base it has a lot of scientific understanding, it's based on the western channel observatory which has been there for over 100 years
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but it's about bringing together not only the assets but the academic experience as well. what sort of kit do you have out there for monitoring and analysing what's happening under water? we have two large data buoys. the water depth is quite important in plymouth so the water is down to about 80 metres which allows us to develop and test underwater technology. the buoys sit on the surface and we are in the process of purchasing a new buoy which will give us information about the water. 110w give us information about the water. now we've got to talk about the things we're going to use in that matt hunt —— in that area. matt hunt, your company makes submarines. tell me about this. this is a nine
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metre submersible and paddy is probably best to tell you about it but we do all of the systems integration and runs the autonomy ce ntre integration and runs the autonomy centre that can take the kit out into the water and evaluated for the royal navy. how are you going to use it out there? we can give you a large unmanned vessel and understand where they can make a difference for defence and where they can make a difference and where we can go in future. we are taking a sub and was manned, making it unmanned, and then we're going to send it to seat next year from here, work very closely with the navy so we can start to understand how these things are going to help the royal navy maintain an advantage. thank you very much indeed. that is all we've got time forfrom
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very much indeed. that is all we've got time for from plymouth looking at the future of smart sound just a mile or so out there. the prime minister is making his first visit to scotland and has spoken to reporters while being at the faslane naval base. michael gove's assumption is that there will be no deal. that's not my assumption, we are aiming for a new deal but michael is absolutely right that it's responsible for any government to prepare for no deal if we absently have to and that's the message i've been getting across to out message i've been getting across to our european friends and i'm very confident that we will get there. what are you planning to do to get a deal, meet leaders individually? my
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approach is to be very outward going. i don't want the uk to be a or hanging back. i want us to engage, to hold out the hand, to go the extra mile after 1000 miles and make it absolutely clear that the backstop is no good, it's dead, it's got to go. the withdrawal agreement is dead. but there is scope to do a new deal. do you have a proposal for a new deal you will take to brussels? we have made it very clear to our friends, we were talking to the irish today, what the limits are, what we want to do, and we're very confident that with goodwill on both sides, too much political entities, the uk and the eu, get this thing done. why will you be able to achieve what theresa may couldn't? there are several reasons, the first is that we want to come out of the customs union and single market to make sense of brexit and
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for the last three years it hasn't really been clear that that was the position of the uk government. there is no point in coming out of the eu if you're going to end up being run by the eu and that was the result of the backstop so i think to a large extent brussels was a bit baffled by what the uk position really was, there was no clear decision. is now a clear uk position on what you want? that's right, what we need to do is build a new partnership with all the things that matter to us, sharing co—operation on defence, security, intelligence, cultural and scientific collaboration. everything you would expect and at the core of it, a new free trade deal that allows us to take back control of out allows us to take back control of our tariffs and our regulations and to do things differently where we wa nt to do things differently where we want to. that's the essence of it. i think our friends and partners understand that and believe me,
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they've now got 29 members of the brexit party sitting in strasbourg, not exactly full of the ode to joy. they are not going to want that situation to continue. there is a big incentive on both sides to get this done and we are going to come out, deal or no deal on october the sist. out, deal or no deal on october the 31st. during leadership campaign you said the chances of no deal! million to one. what would you put the chances that now? —— where1 million to one. i think there's every chance we can get a deal and i think with goodwill and common sense, that is what we will achieve. are the odds are still! million to one? that's what i would put the odds. how concerned are you about vauxhall threatening to move their plant if brexit makes it unprofitable? the automotive sector
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has all sorts of difficulties because not least by the diesel crisis and the collapse of demand around the world, not least problems in china. it is a sector facing difficulties but bear in mind just in the last few weeks you've seen big investments coming in to oxford, a new electric mini going to be built by bmw, a new electric vehicle to be built in birmingham, £1 billion investment in glr in birmingham and we will do everything we can to address the issues of supply chains but we will go ahead and come out of the eu in october the 31st. boris johnson speaking to oui’ the 31st. boris johnson speaking to our scotland editor. let's take a look at the weather with alina jenkins. the intense heat of last week gave way to heavy rain in places
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and saw localflooding in northwest england but we start the working week with blue skies. not for all, we have showers developing across northwest england and longer spells of rain across scotland. there are three key areas, southwest england, rain continuing across southwest scotland and some showers for northern scotland. in between, we see a few spells of sunshine. cloudy in the afternoon across northern ireland, most places mainly dry but a good deal of sunshine across england and wales away from the far southwest and increasing amounts of sunshine across much of northern england. temperatures between 20 and 2a celsius, possibly 25 or 26 across southeast england. the showery band pushes its way north and eastwards into wales and the midlands, they could well see local thunderstorms with this area of showers and a muggy night, particularly across central and southern england, temperatures you're not much lower than 16 or 17 celsius to this area of low pressure is the driving force for our weather this week and it
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will continue to generate heavy and locally thundery showers as we go through tuesday. we have warnings in place for these thunderstorms from the met office and you can see how across parts of wales and central southern england, the showers move north and eastwards across the day, a fairly cloudy day, winds are strengthening as well and in parts of southwest england could see those gusts reaching 40, maybe locally 50mph so some blustery showers and a much cooler feel tomorrow, save for some eastern counties where we have fewer showers and the best of the sunshine up to 2a celsius. quite a slow moving pressure system into wednesday which has worked its way further northwards so things looking drier with the wind easing into parts of wales, southwest and southern england but some heavy and locally thundery showers across the midlands, northern england, into scotland, northern ireland probably staying mainly dry but with a lot of cloud and temperature is not much higher than 19 to 22 celsius. by the end of the week, still some heavy showers on thursday by looking drier through friday
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and saturday with the wind slowly easing down.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm... borisjohnson visits the faslane naval base in scotland — he's calling for unity and says there is scope for a brexit deal. what we want to do is to make it absolutely clear that the backstop is no good, it's dead, it's got to go. the withdrawal agreement is dead, it's got to go, but there is scope to do a new deal. as concerns over a no—deal brexit mount, one car industry boss says his company's ready to pull out of the uk if brexit hits its profits. but the minister in charge of no—deal, michael gove, insists britain will be prepared. there won't be any delays. we are determined to ensure we leave on october 31 and it's myjob to make sure the country is ready. they're shooting! panic at a food festival in california as a gunman opens

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