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good morning welcome to breakfast with chris mason and nina warhurst. our headlines today: free prescriptions for all — labour seeks to put policy back in the spotlight at a party conference so far overshadowed by infighting. thomas cook will hold crunch talks this morning in a last—ditch attempt to find a rescue deal to prevent it going bust. three of the home nations begin their rugby world cup campaigns in the next few hours. ireland take on scotland while england face tonga. still warm for many of us today and breezy too, but with some rain. in
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fa ct, breezy too, but with some rain. in fact, there are some thundery showers around as well this morning. more detail in around 15 minutes. it's sunday 22 september. our top story, after the first day of its party conference was dominated by infighting, labour will try to move the agenda back to policy today. if the party wins the next general election, it promises to abolish nhs prescription charges in england and replace ofsted with a new school inspection system. deputy leader tom watson is calling for unity after he survived a plot by some members to remove him. here's our political correspondent iain watson. jeremy corbyn is given a rousing reception last night at the opening rally of the labour conference. this is the kind of support he wanted to see, close to a snap election. but
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elsewhere, unity was fragile and beginning to shatter. first of all, jeremy corbyn had to stop an attempt by some of his usual allies to oust his deputy, tom watson, who thought that he hadn't been loyal enough to the leader. then, members of his top tea m the leader. then, members of his top team said the party should campaign to remain in the you eu at the next election. what do you think of the idea of labour campaigning for no brexit? he wants the final policy to be delayed until after the election. grassroots activists have sent more than 50 motions to the conference, also calling on the party unambiguously to remain. one staunch supporter called on remainers in the party to back down in the interests of unity. i'm confident that at this conference we will emerge united behind the policy that the a labour leadership wants and will go into an
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election able to offer hope. he says leaders hope they can come together in other areas and they plan to unveil ambitious policies on the environment and working hours. labour members will have to put some clear blue water between themselves and their opponents, rather than between each other, if they are to have a chance of sweeping to power. there will be two big policy announcements at the labour conference today, including plans to abolish ofsted, the schools inspectorate in england. the new system would see local authorities provide regular checks and full—time inspectors would only be called into schools when concerns are raised. labour also plans to scrap nhs prescription charges in england. prescriptions are free in all other parts of the uk. the shadow health secretary, jonathan ashworth, says the cost puts people off taking the medicines they need. the problem is you have a sort of
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to psy—tu rvy the problem is you have a sort of topsy—turvy system the problem is you have a sort of to psy—tu rvy system where the problem is you have a sort of topsy—turvy system where if you've got diabetes, you will get your description for free, but not if you've got arthritis. if you are prescribed antidepressants and you are ina prescribed antidepressants and you are in a low incomejob, you have to pay for your description, but you don't have to pay for your prescription if you've got hiv. so, the whole system needs to be com pletely the whole system needs to be completely looked at again. at 7:10 we'll speak to shadow international development secretary dan ca rden. travel company thomas cook will meet with shareholders and creditors this morning in a final bid to piece together a rescue deal. the travel firm could fall into administration within days unless it finds an extra £200 million. we're joined by our reporter simonjones, who is at a law firm in central london, where the emergency meeting is taking place. and incredibly tense time for tens of thousands of employees at the company, and hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers. yes, the talks are
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due to get under way here at around nine o'clock this morning. these negotiations are said to be the most important in the 178 year history of thomas cook. we are expecting the big chinese backer of the firm to be here, as well as the big creditors. the question is whether someone is prepared to put their hand in their pocket and come up with a £200 million that company is thought to need to tied over what is thought to bea need to tied over what is thought to be a difficult winter period ahead. if that doesn't happen, the company could go into administration as early as tomorrow morning, which would leave 150,000 british holidaymakers stranded abroad. if that happened, a big rescue operation would kick in, overseen by the government, and it will be the biggest repatriation of british citizens since world war ii. ultimately what holidaymakers want to know is whether their holidays are secure. the firm is trying to ensure people but they understand it is difficult times. a group in
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tunisia last night said they were prevented from leaving the hotel to go to the airport at the end of their holiday, the gates closed because the hotel claimed they were owed money by the travel firm. a stand—off ensued and they were ultimately allowed to leave to return to manchester. eight migrants have been picked up by border force off the coast of kent. officials intercepted their small boat in the st margaret's bay area on saturday afternoon. those on board said they came from afghanistan and iran. last month, the home secretary and her french counterpart agreed to intensify action to tackle small boat crossings in the channel. a memorial service will take place in the swiss alps today to mark the disappearance of a glacier. the pizol glacier has been reduced to a few frozen lumps. scientists warn that 80% of switzerland's 1,500 glaciers could disappear by the end of this century if global warming continues. strictly come dancing is back.
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snazzy outfits, big songs and brave moves. 15 couples did their thing for the first time, including our very own mike bushell and his partner katya jones. mike proved he had rhythm with head judge shirley ballas saying his kick ball changes has week eight potential. did you send a line from bruno? he said, there were absolutely some steps that were recognisable. no-one was more surprised about that than mike! completely exhausted at the end of it as well, you forget how exhausting it was. katia has been saying to me, give me five! in the restaurant, when i was in bed next to my wife. i like that your wife didn't say, five what? the energy level was extraordinary. that is the
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work of cassia. the stamina, just when i thought we were finished for the day she would make us do it formal times! a giant yellow duck, harry potter and a stormtrooper were just some of the costumes worn by paragliders running off a cliff edge in the french alps this weekend. the skies above the small village of saint—hilaire were filled with colourful, costume—clad pilots for the annual ‘i carnaval‘. around 130 people from around the world took part with prizes going to those wearing the best costumes. the french village has been hosting regular paragliding contests since the 19705. that duck didn't look like it was going to get airborne! that looks very sweaty. have you ever done paragliding? i had to go a couple of yea rs paragliding? i had to go a couple of years ago and there are two things
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that are awkward for a british paragliding that is never done before. one is the height thing, but the other is the inevitable intimacy with a stranger that is involved. somebody wrapped around you as you hurl yourself off a mountain. for 20 minutes you think, i don't really know this person behind me who not only has my life in my hands, but is also a little closer than is co mforta ble also a little closer than is comfortable popular did you talk about the weather? there was a lot of talk about the weather, and a lot of talk about the weather, and a lot of talk about landing, because that is the scary part. they encourage you to run like this before you hit the ground. you are making me nervous, just thinking about it. even dressed up as a yellow duck! you're watching breakfast from bbc news. let's take a look at the front pages. the sunday times is reporting that jeremy corbyn‘s senior aide and author of the last labour manifesto, andrew fisher, has quit. the paper says mr fisher resigned last saturday, claiming mr corbyn will not win a general election. the front page of the observer leads with labour party divisions over brexit and its proposals to scrap ofsted inspections.
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the sunday mirror reports on commentsjeremy corbyn has made to the paper. he says he wants to recruit two deputy party leaders in the future to reflect diversity within the party. away from politics, the daily telegraph has a picture the sunday mirror reports on commentsjeremy corbyn has made to the paper. he says he wants to recruit two deputy party leaders in the future to reflect diversity within the party. away from politics, the daily telegraph has a picture of prince charles commemorating the 75th anniversary of the battle of arnhem, the largest airborne assault of the second world war. a lot of time discussing the infighting at labour and new policies to be announced. holly joins us with the sport now. plenty to get through, not to mention the rugby world cup. england against tonga later this morning. but before
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that, scotland and ireland. iwill say absolutely nothing. entirely neutral! the back pages have focused ona neutral! the back pages have focused on a lot of big games that were yesterday, but manchester city, wow. 8-0 yesterday, but manchester city, wow. 8—0 over watford, it was quite painful by the end. i like the manchester city twitter account, which went with "eighters gonna eight". we don't usually talk about football as a' handbags, butjames maddison turned up with this... it is questionable but very clever. when you look at this gorgeous handbag, guess how much is worth. £6,500. let's have a look... that is what a £6,500 handbag will get you.
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it seemed to work, they got the goals in the bag. what's the carrier bag? i usually turn up with a tesco bag. one or two of us are doing something of a crash course in learning about rugby with the world cup coming. my favourite briefing comes courtesy of the sunday times, talking about the tongan squad and their size, because they are quite a hefty bunch. there is a particular chap who is the heaviest in the tournament at 23 stone. here is the fa ct i tournament at 23 stone. here is the fact i particularly like. the starting 15, it is 15 isn't it... the starting 15 for today's game weighs in at more than 255 stone, equivalent to an indian rhinoceros. that is specific! i suppose to ask a useful question about rugby rather
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than random fact, how much does that, how much is happening this matter in rugby? to be fair, in tonga's case, they are a huge side but they came up against new zealand in the friendlies and were beaten by some margin. wales, during the six nations, they had something like an indian elephant there as well, and that was the talk of the time, and it worked out for them so it has some worth. you need to speed and agility as well, don't you? yes, there was a time when that was the most important thing, but as you say, speed, agility and tactics. big ben, who has a fondness for french delicacies such as croissants, he is 24 delicacies such as croissants, he is 2a stone, making him heavier than the average japanese 2a stone, making him heavier than the averagejapanese sumo wrestler.
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you can just imagine the averagejapanese sumo wrestler. you canjust imagine coming out the averagejapanese sumo wrestler. you can just imagine coming out that at speed, it would be like hitting a wall. imagine it being part of your job to eat french pastries.|j wall. imagine it being part of your job to eat french pastries. i could do that, can we make that part of oui’ do that, can we make that part of our contract here? it wouldn't be long before i was 24 stone! bring back the paraglider, rather than having to try to take down a 24 stone tongan muscleman! show we have a look at the weather? here's helen with a look at this morning's weather. it is not going to be cold today but no any 27, it has some rain which
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will feel cooler. there may be some rainfor will feel cooler. there may be some rain for ireland against scotland overin rain for ireland against scotland over in yokohama. i will talk about the wrath that make rugby later in the wrath that make rugby later in the prospect, but the reason for our rain isa the prospect, but the reason for our rain is a mix of weather fronts across the country, the initial weather front is bringing thunderstorms, if i show you the latest rainfall, you see these showers moving up across central and southern england into the midlands east of wales, they are quite hungry, and there is another band of rain following behind, a dogs dinner out there for today, ahead of it a bit of misting is in low cloud, scotla nd bit of misting is in low cloud, scotland is quite chilly, and it is close to freezing, but the most it has been such a mild night compared to what we have been used to. it will really change. there is the first band of showers for eastern areas, and this next band of rain coming in, behind it there are some showers, so most of us will have some rain today, and there are concerns out that it could be 30—40 millimetres, it might lead to localised flooding, worth bearing in mind. it is quite windy, still quite warm, 23 possibly, but not the widespread warmth and sunshine we had yesterday, the rain really is
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with us, which did and the evening and overnight into scotland, it stag nates and overnight into scotland, it stagnates for a time into monday morning, much drierfollowing, dry andi morning, much drierfollowing, dry and i do not necessarily call, we have these atlantic south—westerly winds. would be misty though, and foggy first thing monday morning for the rush, just because we have that moisture injected into the atlantic weather systems now. then we come into monday, and this deep area of low pressure moving and has got some tropical air, the remains of... that means they could be heavy rain, the cloud to get thicker, deeper and they produce more rain. there is the first waterfront in the north to start monday, there is the fine and dry weather for many, but the wales, the southwest, northern ireland, again some rain coming in through the course of the afternoon, still relatively warm, 19—20 as above where the temperature should be at this time of year, but the wet weather will then move its way right across the uk during tuesday, it looks as if, as you can see, england and wales will see some very wet
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weather, we do need the rain, it has been dry so far this september, so we are starting to address that balance through today, monday and tuesday, more showery rain following on, do you get the picture? that of a rather unsettled week ahead, areas of low pressure migrating across the uk, if i show you the league table here, as you can see across the capitals, it is a more unsettled, call the picture through next week, having had this week of late summer sunshine. very different indeed. we are both on our merry way to brighton for the labour party conference after this, it looks like we have to do take about every outfit under the sun, just beyond the safe side. talking about outfits, i never got the e—mailfrom you to about red outfits this morning. she hasjust been off for a quick change... i don't feel com pletely left quick change... i don't feel
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completely left out. the tires are not in the right direction. —— thai isa not in the right direction. —— thai is a nod. now it's time for the film review with jason solomons and julian worricker. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is jason solomons. so, jason, what do we have this week? brad pitt dons a space suit and shoots for the stars in ad astra. 80s action hero sly stallone sharpens up his act to release rambo: last blood. and a family gathers in china to say goodbye to grandma in the farewell. let's start with brad pitt in space.
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that's right, brad in space. he is so hot right now in this post—tarantino glow from once upon a time in hollywood. this is a very different performance from him, a much more buttoned—down performance. in this film it is officially proven that brad pitt is the coolest man in the world. he has a psych evalfrom nasa who decide his heartbeat does not go over 80 revs per minute, beats per minute? beats per minute. beats per minute, bpms, a record. he is officially and scientifically proven to be as cool as anything so that means he does not get very excited in this. he breathes the narration of the story of a man sent on a mission to find his dad who disappeared 15 years ago. he is played by tommy leejones. brad has to send him a message to say, "dad, i'm coming to find you." this is a map of an underground lake beneath the launch pad. you'll be able to access the ship from there. we're approaching.
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they're going to come for you, you know. i know. i don't care any more. i need to get back now, do what i can. good luck. so, yes, a man on a mission. a man on the mission, he goes to the moon which has been colonised by this time. it is set somewhere in the near future and it has been colonised. it looks like the wild west in a shopping centre, a bit like westfields, stratford. then he goes to mars and neptune, he goes to jupiter. it is a long search then? it is quite long. i have to say in the hands of this american directorjames gray — i think he's a rather pretentious film maker — this is a bit of a space drag. there are people who are saying it is very philosophical
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and an existential search for meaning, and there are parallels of father and son and maybe god the creator, i do didn't read that in there. i had plenty of time to think this is rather silly, to be honest. and i love brad pitt, i quite like space movies when they are philosophical, 2001, solaris, for example. this one had some decent sequences but not for me at all. i thought it was ponderous, pretentious, i thought it was a real pain to watch. very difficult. i know brad is great. the other thing about ad astra, it's not a ad for an astra at all, they won't sell any cars on the back of this. i did read it looks beautiful, do you give it that or not? i do give it that but i much prefer gravity, which has a similar feel to it. everybody seemed to be speaking in a very stilted fashion, the way it is made, to me, it turned me off almost immediately. it had a breathy terrence malick element to it. you thought of brad in tree of life, where he breathes the same
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narration, that film got away with it, apart from the silly bit with the dinosaurs. this was a mission too far for brad. right. given you are not over keen on that, i am rather interested about what you are going to say about the next one. rambo: last blood. you remember rambo, surely? i do remember rambo, yes. from the 1980s. many people might not know what we're talking about. it takes me back a far away. yeah, he had two massive action heroes in the 70s and 805, sylvester stallone, rocky and rambo. rocky's still going, rebooted by the creed franchise with michael b jordan. rocky's his tutor in this. rambo hasn't. he's been stuck very much in the 805, i quite like the first film, first blood, this is la5t blood. sylvester stallone's niece has been taken by mexican drug cartels and sold into sex slavery, which is of course what mexicans always do to americans. sly goes over the border a5 rambo and gets them back, and then he invites them to come
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back over the border. this is the first film, i think, to show trump's wall border. is there a wall? there's a sort of a high fence. it is very easily bleached — breached and bleached — by these mexican cartels who come to rambo'5 ranch where he has booby—trapped it, fa5hioning spears and arrows and all sorts of pit5 for them to fall in and die very bloodily. i don't want to spoil it but that is a rambo movie for you, you know where it is going. i found this very nasty. rather short and nasty and brutish, but very violent and very confused about what it is saying about our american hero. rambo was always a tool of empire, a tool of american gung—ho—ness, sent out to bring back the american troops in rambo 3 and 4. this one, he hates everyone. he hate5 foreigners, it is about revenge and hatred. he literally rip5 the heart out of someone, it left a terribly nasty taste in the mouth. plus it is not very good
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or funny or very fun, and he is looking a little worse for wear, is sly in this one. so, we are not keen on that, that's for sure. what about the farewell which i think you are much keener on? in terms of cultural exchange between two cultures, this is much more up my street. the farewell stars a rising star, awkwafina, a rapper. we have seen her in ocean5 8 and crazy rich asians. here, she is a young writer called billi who lives in new york, and herfamily are going back to china for the first time because nai nai, her grandmother i5 unwell, she has cancer and is going to die. they say to billi, don't come because you have such a miserable face that grandma's going to know immediately what's happening to her, because they're trying to lie to grandmother. it says at the start of the film — based on an actual lie. in chinese culture, says the film, they do not tell someone who is ill they are ill, the family shoulders the emotional burden of it. here is awkwafina getting it explained to her in hospital in china.
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how bad is she? you can tell me the truth. the cancer is quite advanced. shouldn't we tell her? in her situation, most families in china would choose not to tell her. when my grandma had cancer, my family didn't tell her. isn't that wrong to lie? if it is for good, it is not really a lie. i mean, it's still a lie. it's a good lie. there is quite a lot of humour in this, i was reading as well. it is billed as a comedy, i was expecting a warm family comedy, the sort ang lee made before he went to america, eat drink man woman, and the wedding banquet. it has not quite got that warmth but it has a fantastic exchange of what a young american might be getting from china and what china might be getting from a young american. it shows you the skyscrapers of china, the progress, but because it is about this family,
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this brilliant old woman played by zhao shuzhen, a fantastic performance, it could lead to an oscars supporting nomination, it shows you so much going on, weddings and karaoke and singing dogs and strange rituals, professional criers, for example. i would recommend eating beforehand because there is so much food going around and around those tables, your stomach will be rumbling throughout and that is the best kind of movie. that is what families are about, that food element, so bite into it, it is a very warm film and a very smart film. very good performance from awkwafina. i did not laugh as much as i thought i would, all the stars on the poster said it was heart—warming and ifound it sadder, but it has that warmth and that sense of a young woman trying to find her roots, getting on — well, this isn't what i was looking for all along. it does not have the normal
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arc you might expect. we'll put that one on the list, what do you think is the best one out there at the moment? do catch pain and glory directed by pedro almodovar. his new film pain and glory, he is one of the greatest film makers, it is one of his best films starring antonio banderas who is better in this than i have ever seen him, playing an ageing filmmaker, looking back on his career and a retrospective that the madrid cinematheque are giving him. it delves into his past and growing up with his mum, played by penelope cruz, and flashbacks with his relationships with actors in the past. it is very funny, colourful, tender and moving. i think it is one of the great movies of the year and one of the movies of a great film maker's career, and i think antonio banderas
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for oscar nomination. best he's ever been. we will make a note of that. on dvd you are going for apocalypse now, the final cut. a lot of people are saying ad astra is apocalypse now in space. this is the quintessential one, it is coppola's examination of the vietnam war. which, of course, is what rambo is a hangoverfrom, too. it is out on blu—ray now and is called the final cut, we have had a directors cut. all of them are good. if you have never seen apocalypse now, it is one of the great movies of the last century, one of the best movies made since the 19705 and it stars martin sheen, marlon brando, a young lawrence fishburne and harrison ford. it is one of my favourite films, it is a mad film, a hallucinogenic film. it has one of the most famous lines of all time. "i love the smell of napalm in the morning." "charlie, don't surf!"
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he is a wise man and anyone would want to see this on blu—ray. jason, good stuff, as ever. thank you very much indeed, that is it for this week. thank you very much indeed for watching.
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hello, this is breakfast with chris mason and nina warhurst. good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. after the first day of the labour conference was dominated by infighting, the party will try to move the agenda back to policy today by announcing plans to abolish ofsted, the schools inspectorate in england. the new system would see local authorities provide regular checks and full—time inspectors would only be called into schools when concerns are raised. labour also plans to scrap nhs prescription charges in england. prescriptions are free in all other parts of the uk. travel company thomas cook
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will meet with shareholders and creditors this morning in a final bid to piece together a rescue deal. the travel firm could fall into administration within days unless it finds an extra £200 million. there are reports that some holiday resorts are concerned about being paid. the british travel association, abta, says thomas cook is operating as normal, and all package holidays are protected. eight migrants have been picked up by border force off the coast of kent. officials intercepted the small boat in the st margaret's bay area yesterday afternoon. those on board said they came from afghanistan and iran. last month, the home secretary and her french counterpart agreed to intensify action to tackle small boat crossings in the channel. a memorial service will take place in the swiss alps today, to mark the disappearance of a glacier.
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the pizol glacier has been reduced to a few frozen lumps. scientists warn that 80 % of switzerland's 1500 glaciers could disappear by the end of this century, if global warming continues. strictly coming dancing is back. snazzy outfits, big songs and brave moves. 15 couples did their thing for the first time, including our very own mike bushell and his partner, katya jones. mike proved he had rhythm with head judge shirley ballas saying his kick ball changes has week eight potential. incredible kickball changes. what does that mean? i can demonstrate one for you in the break. idd is to tap dance. have expertise! grade two. grade two! how many grades are there? probably about nine. i didn't get that far but i know what a kickball change is. i know how
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nervous he was, and he was favourite to go out first. was he? yes, he was. ina to go out first. was he? yes, he was. in a way, he said that took off the pressure little bit. i was so proud of him. he was doing that incredible smiling through concentration face is not what i thought he was brilliant. it looked fantastic, i don't know anything about dancing but to me he looked so good. that sliding on your knees at the end, i don't know if you did that in grade two. know, that was beyond. that won me over. i think thatis beyond. that won me over. i think that is about grade three! i was very impressed, and i think england and scotland will be looking to copy some of that footwork later on. there is a lot of excitement. i promise i did not intentionally wear green this morning! nina will testify! these two sides in general,
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there is something about ireland and scotland, and when you look back they are quite evenly matched, to be honest, but since joe schmidt took overin honest, but since joe schmidt took over in ireland he has won five out of six matches, so a lot of people saying it will be ireland, but it will be evenly balanced. to be completely neutral! it will be hard to match some of the games we have had already. we've already had some brilliant matches injapan including victories for defending champions new zealand, australia and france. the first of today's games is already under way with italy v namibia are currently 7—7. but later the first of the home nations get their campaigns under way. the standout game is ireland against scotland in just over two hours' time in yokohama. the irish beat the scots the last time they met in the six nations earlier this year but both camps believe there'll be little between them this time. i think it will be very exciting, we
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are excited to go up against their forward pack. we have a strong forward pack. we have a strong forward pack. we have a strong forward pack as well, and i think at the away game in georgia we were tested and we did well. we know that'll be the case against ireland as so we're ready for that. i don't think there's a huge amount between the two teams, so whoever does get the bounce of the ball or isa does get the bounce of the ball or is a little more efficient than the other, they mayjust get the balance. england also start later. they face tonga at 11:15 in sapporo. four years ago they became the first host nation to be knocked out in the group stage. eddiejones took over as head coach following that tournament and he says his side now have a big responsibility to show what they can do on the biggest stage.
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you get that feeling now, it's the real thing, you are there, you're on the big stage. and it is notjust by the big stage. and it is notjust rugby fans will be watching these games, it becomes a family event, so the responsibility you hold in making sure your country plays with pride and passion is very important. to the premier league then, and after manchester city's slip—up at norwich last weekend, but bounced back in devastating style thrashing watford 8—0. it took just 52 seconds for david silva to set them on their way at the etihad. and byjust the 18th minute nicolas otamendi had made it 5—0. that's the quickest any team has got to that margin in the premier league. bernardo silva went on to claim the match ball with a hattrick as city cut liverpool's lead at the top to two points. a good afternoon for our fans, supporters, and a lovely day in the
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sunshine, and the game... it is weird, the difference is the players that manchester city has. the video assistant referee played a pivotal role as tottenham lost 2—1 at leicester city. spurs would have taken a 2—0 lead after serge aurier‘s goal but the var ruled son heung—min was offside in the build up. leicester then levelled before a great strike byjames maddison turned the game round. the 2—1 win for leicester moves them up to third. spurs manager mauricio pochettino said he had no complaints about the technology despite the defeat. sometimes it's going to benefit you, sometimes it will be against you. that is football, and you have to include the system on the game. after you cannot complain. elsewhere there were wins
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for burnley and sheffield united while newcastle and brighton finished goalless. there's four matches today, all in london, the pick of them sees leaders liverpool face chelsea at stamford bridge. leaders celtic and rangers are both in action today in the scottish premiership. aberdeen moved up to third on saturday after a 2—0 win away at livingston. andrew considine gave the visitors the lead, a second goal from the penalty spot gave them all three points and stretched their unbeaten run to five, whilst livingston drop down to sixth. elsewhere ross county won at motherwell while st mirren and hamilton finished goalless. ferrari's charles leclerc now has more pole positions than any other driver this formula one season after claiming the top spot on the grid for the singapore grand prix. the 21—year—old from monaco is also looking to complete a hat—trick of wins from pole after doing
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so in the last two races. he stormed round the marina bay street circuit beating championship leader lewis hamilton by almost two tenths of a second. his ferrari team mate sebastian vettel will start from third. to split the ferraris is not easy, they are so quick at the moment. they are in a bit of a class of their own these last three races. i wasn't expecting it here but that is the case, so really happy with the job i the case, so really happy with the job i did. it the case, so really happy with the job i did. it was super ragged. like charles said, we were both nearly in the wall. marc marquez will be favourite to win the aragon motogp for a fourth year in a row after claiming pole position for his home race. the spaniard claimed his ninth pole of the season. marquez‘s championship rival andrea dovizioso could only manage tenth. britain's cal crutchlow will start from seventh. dame sarah storey won the women's c5 class race at the yorkshire para cycling international the world champion triumphed in the tokyo 2020 qualifying race from tadcaster to harrogate. storey‘s race was one of several para—cycling events held yesterday on the eve of the uci
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road world championships. england's danny willett and spaniard jon rahm share the lead going into the final round of the bmw pga championship at wentworth. they're both level on 15 under. willett — the 2016 master champion — made six birdies in a 4—under—par round of 68. fellow englishman justin rose is tied third, three shots behind. the essex eagles are cricket's t20 blast champions after a thrilling climax to the competition at edgbaston. it all came down to the final ball, with captain simon harmer hitting the winning runs to beat worcestershire rapids by four wickets. chasing a worcestershire total of 145/9, harmer came in to hammer 18 offjust seven balls to see his side over the line. nowjust before i go, how can a horse race affect tv coverage of a football match? any idea?
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well the answer is when the unexpected winner of scotland's premierflat race is owned by a pundit. angel alexander is part owned by former england striker michael owen and trained at his stables in cheshire. the three—year—old was the underdog in the ayr gold cup, a 28:1 outsider, beating 23 rivals to the finish. owen, unfortunately, wasn't at the race in ayr due to his television duties. but he might have struggled, because he tweeted this — apparently he lost his voice. i can't ican't imagine i can't imagine michael owen screaming out of control. given when you think about the stakes involved, can you imagine? what were you going to say?|j what were you going to say? i have been doing some research about the kick will change. he is good at
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homework. it has a syncopated feeling, apparently. it does! it's a kick, you land on your ball and then you change feet. the ball of your foot... syncopated, i'll look that up foot... syncopated, i'll look that up later! earlier in the week, we met the kings troop royal horse artillary, as they took a break from their ceremonial duties and swapped the tarmacked streets of london for the sandy beaches of norfolk. breakfast‘s john maguire caught up with the unit after their early morning training session and sent us this report. as dawn breaks across the north norfolk coast, holidaymakers are heading for the beach. but this isn't your usual bucket and spade brigade. it's not a brigade at all, but the king '5 troop of the royal horse artillery. they have exchanged woolwich barracks and the bright lights of london for the golden early light of the east coast. is a bit of downtime, it's a chance for
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the soldiers to have fun with the horses. you can't deny that every single human being who rides a horse has a bond without horse, and just because we are in the army, that doesn't change. this is a chance to keep building on that bond and the soldiers will learn a lot about themselves, they learn a lot about themselves, they learn a lot about the horses that they didn't know before because they are doing something completely outside their comfort zone. they are a familiar sight to millions of television viewers around the world as they mark major royal and state occasions by firing their historic guns 41 times. the men and women, and in this unit it is a 50—50 split, are also in norfolk for annual military training, but it is the beach that seems to last for an eternity, and the sea, that are the main attractions. it feels 1 the sea, that are the main attractions. it feels! million miles away from the tarmac of london to hear, the sands of north norfolk, but where those ceremonial duties are very important and hard work, this is just great fun. one of the
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troop's key members is the regimental sergeant major, a soldier for almost 20 years, but a horseman for almost 20 years, but a horseman for only two. i thought i would have a crack at it and i took up horseriding, and i have the bug now i love it. i never thought i would be raising a horse in london, and marching for the queen. after two days at the seaside, the horses have perfected the right way to drive growed up dry off after a swim. —— dry off after a swim. like the rest of us, the beach will have to wait until next year. on friday when john on friday whenjohn was out covering that story we were all sitting there glued to our screens. that isjust down the road from where i live in
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woolwich, and is one of those wonderful sounds year when they take them out on the road, and you don't expect to hear it in an urban area, whether as a whole set of horses, is that the right word, sat? doing that lovely clopping down the street. here's helen with a look at this morning's weather. good morning to you. i don't think it isa good morning to you. i don't think it is a bad start for the norfolk coast, some sunshine, but i will ta ke coast, some sunshine, but i will take you to the other side of the world, because this massive cloud is severe tropical storm tapa, which is very close to the shores of japan, and there are warnings out across the western side ofjapan for some wet weather. for yokohama, the western side ofjapan for some wet weather. foryokohama, not the western side ofjapan for some wet weather. for yokohama, not far from tokyo, they could be some rain for scotland — ireland, but it should be dry here in the uk where —— drierthan should be dry here in the uk where —— drier than here in the uk, where
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we have some rain. we have some sunshine and about to start today but we have these weather systems, a far cry from yesterday's 27 degrees near anglesey in north wales. for the norfolk coastline, eastern areas of scotland, a decent start, we have some low cloud as well, but some thunderstorms are making their way northwards, a much more mobile picture for the weather today, there are bands of showers, longer spells of rain moving through, running up the skies, with some sunshine and then showers. not as one, not quite as windy, but still breezy out there, south—westerly breeds, generally warm direction to most of us. generally warm direction to most of us. behind these weather fronts we pick up at atlantic weather front, atla ntica re, pick up at atlantic weather front, atlanticare, it will remain relatively mild through the night, driver most of us, they could be some mist and fog —— mist driver most of us, they could be some mistand fog —— mistand driver most of us, they could be some mist and fog —— mist and fog, but tomorrow morning? rush could be at bit of rain in the north, mist
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and fog elsewhere, and then sunshine, sandwiched between weather fronts, we say goodbye to one in the next deep area of low pressure winds up, and it has within it the remains of hurricane humberto, which has the potential to give heavy rain, because it has more energy, warmer air holds more water, so we get more rain. looks quite active, this weather front, but quite slow—moving, northern ireland, while in the south—west thing the rain later in the day tomorrow. after the mist and fog clears we could get away from the north of scotland with some of her —— fairly decent dry, warm and sunny weather. but by tuesday that is right across us, the area of low pressure, strengthening winds monday and tuesday, and that rain becoming a slow—moving feature, a lot of rain on the cards, i have to say, my garden needs it, lots of gardens are looking as if they need it stop it has been very dry so far this september, but it is all coming up this september, but it is all coming up once, last week we had a lovely sunshine this week, we'll have a band of rain after banner rain. not a complete washout, they are moving
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through, but you get the general picture, nina and chris, it is looking much more unsettled and not as warm this coming week, not as chile by night, that is the payoff. not a complete washout, just 90%. just a dribble of water heading down the screen. the top of a slippery slope of winter. let's have autumn first! good point. excuse my pessimism. headlines are coming up at seven a.m.. now it's time for click with spencer kelly. emergency call: a request for an ambulance at manchester.
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it is michelle gaffey. she said the patient in the bathroom, she has overdosed. a 35—year—old male. he is not conscious, not breathing — overdose. america is facing the worst public health crisis in its history. 70,000 of its citizens are dying each yearfrom drug overdoses. i'm not doing nothing, except sticking a needle in my arm, every day, all day long. it's a waste of everything. around three quarters of those are a result of opioid addiction. it's the number one killer of americans under 50, and it has reduced the average life expectancy. we go out on these types of calls over and over and over again, all day long. doug, can you get up? by the end of this programme, three lives will have been lost due to opioid overdoses. it's a crisis widely blamed on the overprescribing of pain medication, the addictive nature of which has left many turning
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to the street when their prescription dries up. i was 16 years old and got my wisdom teeth out. and they prescribed vicodin, and i was like, "what is this miracle? these things are amazing!" and in the end, i ended up being an everyday user. now synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which can be 50 times stronger than heroin, and carfentanil, which can be thousands of times stronger, are being imported in bulk from china and cut in with heroin. it's not heroin that's killing our people. it's fentanyl. it's an issue affecting every corner of society. layla, wake up! again, fe nta nyl driving up into new hampshire to pollute our communities. president trump has declared it a national public health emergency. we will end this terrible menace. we will smash the grip of addiction.
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last year, the food and drug administration and congress pointed the finger at the tech giants for fuelling the epidemic by not removing adverts for the illicit sale of opioids on their platforms. america is in the midst of one of the worst epidemics it has ever experienced with this drug epidemic. but your platform is still being used to circumvent the law and allow people to buy highly addictive drugs without a prescription. what we need to do is build more ai tools that can proactively... you been said before you were gonna take ‘em down, and you haven't. and they're still up. gentleman's time has expired. well, his questioning was up, but we've got a whole programme, and we've given nick kwek the whole show to investigate this. i've spent the last few months looking at this hugely pressing issue which is sweeping america, but what is important is that it's notjust an american issue. we're beginning to see the full extent of this on our shores here in the uk, where apparently a quarter of us are being prescribed potentially addictive medication.
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but in the states, i wanted to look at whether or not technology companies really are contributing to the recent rise in opioid overdoses, or as technology companies, if their inherent nimbleness and ability to quickly innovate could actually provide an interesting solution to the epidemic. ok, and nick's first point of call was an online forensics lab in the south of the usa. at the university of alabama at birmingham, gary warner and his students monitor for illegal activity online. so some of these students are investigating terrorism, some are working on financial crimes. their pioneering expertise in computerforensics have helped the likes of the fbi, the secret service and now facebook — the virtual home of more than half of americans. they realise that they had a problem with drugs being sold on their platform. we've been working to eliminate terrorism from their platform for some time, and i think we've taken the same approach. they said "what could you do to help with this?" gary and his team have flagged thousands of websites to law officials that they believe
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advertise illegal drugs. i browse social media platforms, looking for people that are selling drugs on them. they usually comment on drug user's posts. in the comments sections, there will be people trying to sell them drugs. just one of us alone finds probably thousands of different accounts every day involved in some way, hundreds of different websites we go through. it's a lot to look at. we look at the worst parts of the internet — like, that's ourjob, we're paid to do that. there are "research chemicals", is the term they use. research chemicals websites are selling the bulk fentanyl. on the social media, it is really more the people who are looking for an individual dose. what is on your screen there? i have a lethal dose of fentanyl, compared to a penny. it's 2mg, is enough to kill a grown man. what we're seeing is that a lot of what people are buying is a painkiller. they're going to a site that looks
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like an online pharmacy, not realising that's not a legitimate pharmacy, and they're buying the drugs without a prescription. and the problem is that when you get it, it's not a properly regulated drug. you don't know where it came from. you're really rolling the dice with your own safety. so you've been doing this line of work for a few years now. how much of this is work and how much of this is personal? so, yeah... well... yeah, we'll go there. 0k. um, i lost my daughter, uh, to heroin. she was, um... she was a troubled kid and she got involved with heroin and she actually committed suicide while she was high one night. she was 19. um...if this lab can help... ..somebody else not lose their little girl or their son, um, that's a worthwhile cause.
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exhales. wow! yeah, when i asked gary that question, i actually didn't know how close he was to the issue, him losing his daughter. but what i have found is that a lot of people that are drawn to this line of work are personally connected in some way. they've either had had family members have gone through it or going through it now, or they themselves have gone through it. ok, right. so we've established that social media makes it easierfor people to find drugs. i'm assuming that gary warner's lab could do more thanjust flag up posts to facebook? yeah, so users searching for drugs in america now on facebook are redirected automatically to a government—run support website or helpline. but, as gary's team told me, with a lot of these adverts appearing in people's comment sections or in private, closed groups, they are not actively going to search for drugs. these links just appear and they might click on them and may be redirected to websites that sell the drugs. but with 500,000 comments being posted to facebook per second and the ability for people just
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to create new profiles to then advertise drugs online once their old ones are shut down, it's kind of an impossible task to keep up. the platforms will shut them down but theyjust get brought up under a different name. but they — i'm not sure if it's one person or a scam or a big organisation, but they will have about 15 or so different accounts, run by the same person, because they have the same phone numbers. people used to sell viagra on facebook. ok, well you get rid of the word viagra and a couple of variants on it, and people said "oh, i guess i can't sell viagra on facebook" and they quit. the criminals, the drug user, the drug dealers are all getting very creative with "how can i describe my product i'm seeking or my product i'm selling in a way that gets me around the censors?" they've got 0's in the middle, where they're supposed to have 05. so if you are searching for things by the dosage size, having the letters mixed in messed that up. there's just been this almost —
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we call it a keyword arms race. we put some terms in and facebook begins to block them, so they use different terms, and then itjust keeps going. how many have you got? 0h, keywords? uh, 1,695 — and that's an older list. we probably have more than that. itjust needs to be updated. people are like "well, they should just hire more content moderators." and no — if you had an infinite number of content moderators, you'd almost need one for every person who's posting on facebook. they've got to go after it in an algorithmic way. gary's team are developing software to automatically scour the web for fentanyl — a tool previously used for homeland security investigations. and so, if we go visit one of these sites — you know, five fentanyl pills between £200—$980. well, we didn't really look for that. we found it by the bing magic tool giving us a list of recommended sites that scored high for fenta nyl keywords. the average user experience, it's harder to find drugs online
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than it's ever been before on these platforms. is it possible still? yes. it's always going to be possible. and if we multiplied by 100 the amount of money we spent, it will still be possible, because that is how facebook‘s scale works. it's not only facebook — twitter has also come under fire for not removing public posts advertising illegal drugs for sale. we don't need to have our social media promoting the use of illegal drugs to our children and our families. yes, i agree with you, this is unacceptable and we will — we will act. lauren culbertson heads up twitter‘s public policy in washington. we've taken down 17,000 tweets since we have ramped up this work, and that number is growing by the day. as well as deleting tweets, twitter has partnered with the drug enforcement administration on their biannual ta ke—back days, where americans can safely deposit their unwanted opioid medication. they created a pill emoji and spread the word through hashtags. voiceover: whatever the case,
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don't be the dealer. right now, we're actively working on a search prompt, where people would be directed towards services. we're just having a few engineering issues but we should be there soon. so traditionally, twitter is champion freedom of speech and doesn't want to get too heavy—handed with censorship. how much has twitter had to change its policy with regard to the opioid crisis? well, illegal activity has always been against our terms of service. and so, we enforce against that. as a lot of people appreciate, content moderation is really tricky and you have to strike the right balance. and so, while we want to enforce against illegal drug sales, we also want to make sure that we're not over—correcting in censoring the people who are talking about, and have conversations about, the opioid crisis. ok, sadly, that's all we've got time for for the short version of click for this week, but you can see more ways that tech is trying to help solve the opioid crisis in the full—length version, which is available to watch on iplayer right now. if you've been affected by drug addiction —
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maybe it's you, maybe it's someone you know, help is out there. you can talk to frank, which is the nhs's confidential advice service for addicts and their carers. their phone number and website is below. thank you for watching. stay well. we will see you soon. good morning, welcome to breakfast with chris mason and nina warhurst. our headlines today: labour promises free prescriptions for all as it tries


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