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he will be shown the work done way he will be shown the work done to deal with landmines. it was one of the last causes taken up by diana before her death. then in malawi he will see the efforts being made towards the combating of big—game poaching efforts are supported by the british military. back to johannesburg for the final few days of the visit with meghan and four—month—old baby archie. will he make an appearance at any point? the sussexis make an appearance at any point? the sussex is officials are unable to say. nicholas witchell, bbc news, cape town. time for a look at the weather. here's stav. good afternoon, it is the autumn equinox and it will feel pretty autumnal as we head through this week. unsettled thanks to low pressure that will always be anchored to the west of the uk. a big difference to last week, the sunny and dry conditions thanks to higher pressure. this is the area of low pressure which will bring us the first batch of wind and rain as the day wears on but more waiting in the
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wings ready to sweep into bringing these unsettled conditions was much wetter across south—west and then through the day, in towards wales, that rain pushing into northern ireland, too. strong winds with rain getting into parts of the midlands. much of the north and east should stay dry and bright with some sunshine and a few heavy showers for the north and western scotland the top temperature is 21 in the east, maybe 22, much cooler than yesterday when we saw 28 in norfolk. that rain continues to move north and it turns wet and windy across much of the country through the night but the far north of scotland should stay dry with some of the rain heavy and thundery across the southwest. because of the cloud and wind and rain it shouldn't be too cold, 12-15d, rain it shouldn't be too cold, 12—15d, quite a mild night. low— pressure 12—15d, quite a mild night. low—pressure family with us into tomorrow with a wet start. we have this centre of low pressure pushing on towards the south of britain late in the day which will bring a spell of strong winds, too. some disruption from the heavy rain initially through tuesday morning
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and the strong and gusty winds which will primarily be affecting the southern half of england into southern half of england into southern wales. a wet start tomorrow and some of that rain will be heavy and some of that rain will be heavy and thundery as it pushes through central and eastern england and may be used in scotland could see some embedded thunderstorms with lightning. heavy showers follow behind with the wind is picking up across the south—west later. as you expect with all the cloud and wind and rain it won't feel warm particularly with temperatures around the seasonal average, a touch below but generally high teens. the winds will become a feature later in the afternoon, gusting a050 miles an hour across the south—west, south wales and the south coast. you can see the feature two gusting a0 to 50 miles. the pressure chart shows a brief window of fine weather into the afternoon before it moves into friday. unsettled week to come, pretty typical of early autumn i suspect. temperatures generally around the mid to high teens and quite a bit of rain but also some sunshine. it won't be a complete
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wash—out but different feeling whether to what we had last week. back to you. thanks. a reminder of our top story... an operation is under way to bring home 150,000 british holiday—makers, after thomas cook goes bust. it went into compulsory liquidation. 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. good afternoon. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. wales have opened their rugby world cup campaign, with a routine victory over georgia, in toyota city — to move top of their pool. warren gatland's side scored three tries in the opening twenty minutes. jonathan davies, justin tipuric and thenjosh adams all going over. they picked up a bonus point before the break, when liam williams scored their fourth try. georgia were much improved after half time, and ran in two tries of their own, but tomos williams got to this kickjust in time,
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to keep wales comfortably ahead. george north later added a sixth welsh try. wales won a3—1a. well, yesterday — ireland started their campaign with a comprehensive 27—3 win over scotland, while england beat tonga 35—3. earlier, we asked england and harlequins scrum half — danny care — what he thought of england's performance they got the win, the bonus point. it wasn't the best performance but is never going to be and if this game in the world cup. they are very tough tonga side who made it very difficult for them. i think they will be quietly happy they got the win, relatively unscathed and through to thursday when you face the usa.
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i think irish fans can be happy, they seem to have their mojo back, they look very physical. they scored some great tries. scotland, on the other hand, i think they have a bit of work to do, they just looked like they don't have much energy, lack some physicality. world cup and our team hasn't performed. they have three games to put it right, i wouldn't pass them to put it right and get to the quarterfinals. they can be to anybody on their day. sacked rugby union player israel folau is returning to rugby league and will play for tonga at next month's 0ceania cup. folau had his contract terminated by rugby australia after writing on social media that "hell awaits" gay people — which breached a players' code of conduct. the 30—year—old, who has tongan heritage, will face a touring great britain side in new zealand before coming up against australia in november. british number one kyle edmund lost in straight sets to chile's cristian garin in the first round of the chengdu open in china. edmund lost injust 72 minutes against the unseeded garin, who is only one place lower in the world rankings. edmund has now lost four successive
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matches and has suffered three consecutive first—round exits. essex have made a good start as they bid to seal cricket's county championship in the final match of the season. they need to avoid defeat against title—chasing rivals somerset at taunton. somerset batted after winning the toss but soon lost former india test star murali vijay to jamie porter. fellow opener steven davies was then trapped lbw by sam cook. spinner simon harmer then took two more quick wickets, and somerset were 75 for a when rain stopped play. with the world championships getting underway later this week, the iaaf president lord coe says that he'd like to see caster semenya return to athletics— but within the regulations. the 800m world champion won't be defending her title in doha, because she refuses to comply with the new rules governing testerone levels in female athletes. but speaking to the bbc‘s alex capstick, coe says that he hopes that she hasn't given
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up track and field forever. we haven't set those regulations to exclude people, they are actually lured to allow us to maintain the presence of those athletes of that condition at international levels. you like to see her back in 800 metres or... yes, within those regulations, of course. that's all the sport for now. let's return to the labour party conference now and one of the policies announced today is a plan to extend free personal care in england — covering the cost of help with dressing, washing and meals — to more people. labour say they will double the number of those eligible for the assistance, at a cost of £6 billion a year.
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the shadow chancellor announced the plans saying nothing was more important than dignity in retirement. we will ensure that local councils will have the necessary resources after yea rs of savage will have the necessary resources after years of savage cuts, building up after years of savage cuts, building up the capacity and local government would both care homes and domiciliary care, back under public democratic control. as i start, we will require all providers, public, private or charitable, to adhere to strict criteria on ethical standards. because i believe and i believe you sure this belief, there is nothing more important my dignity in retirement for those who build oui’ in retirement for those who build our country and giving younger generations of the world we live in today. it is a debt of honour. 0ur social affairs correspondent, alison holt, joins me now.
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a debt of honour, mr mcdonnell says, tell us a bit more about what the party are promising? they are saying there will be free personal care for anyone who is 65 and over who has the level of need that means they require free personal care. that is quite a big step, we are seeing this debate over how we pay for the social care is changing. they are saying this would be paid for through general taxation. they also say that they will address the shortfall in current funding, that is as limited as about 5.5 billion by 2025. —— that is estimated. at the moment, the system is in crisis and that would effectively prop up while the changes are made. we heard reference to trying to look oh so authorities trying to provide care directly rather than outsourcing it.
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some think they have an ambition for. the last part of this is improving training, supporting the ca re improving training, supporting the care workforce much better. estimated to cost about £6 million a year, i think, estimated to cost about £6 million a year, ithink, is estimated to cost about £6 million a year, i think, is that a cost that could change because we have a ageing population? -- £6 billion. it has been estimated by at least one think tank that £6 billion could double in ten years. it is a significant difference from 6 billion, it amounts they fix. of course, that funding is to be made up. something else when we are talking about personal care, we are not talking about hotel costs associated, for instance, for someone associated, for instance, for someone staying in a care home, basically, it would be an element of that. scotland already has a system of free personal care. it is estimated that in a care home, about 2596 estimated that in a care home, about 25% of the cost is three personal
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care, the rest is hotel costs. it is significant that this announcement is being made byjohn mcdonnell, because quite often in the past, whenever political parties have had an attempt at reforming social care, is founded as soon as it's got to the treasury, out of the treasury has had to find the money, so he is making a commitment to provide money through general taxation. we know social care is in crisis, really, do you think it is more on the political agenda are generally for all the political parties? yes, i do. it's actually really significant that we are talking about three personal care here. even two years ago, that was completely off the agenda. but i think all the main parties are looking at it as a realistic prospect, partly because of the system has such a point of crisis were at local authorities are crying out and saying, we cannot continue as we are. and we know that
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the number of people who are receiving adult social care has fallen by just receiving adult social care has fallen byjust under half a million since 2010. so we are providing support forfewer since 2010. so we are providing support for fewer people in the community through council services. the argument goes that this puts increased pressure on the nhs, and you can't fix the nhs unless you have a robust and much more broad social care system which can pick up problems early, support people in their homes, and take pressure is off the health service further on. and improve peoples lives, basically. sally challen, who was jailed for the murder of her abusive husband, before being freed earlier this year after having the conviction overturned, has told the bbc she's sorry she killed him. in an interview with victoria derbyshire programme, sally challen says she should have tried to leave her husband richard instead.
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sally suffered three decades of coercive control in her marriage before killing him with a hammer. she was found guilty of murder in 2010 when so—called "coercive control" was not recognised as a form of domestic abuse. she served nearly nine years in prison before her sentence was reduced to manslaughter with diminished responsibilty. sally challen says she's speaking out to warn others about the dangers of coercive control. he controlled my friends, he made it very difficult for me to get close to anybody. when we got married, he took my salary and would just pay me a weekly allowance. sometimes, i would have to borrow money from my mother. richard had always cheated on me, even from when we were first going out. but i always hoped that he would change. during your marriage, did he rape you? yes, yes he did.
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he would continue to do that through our marriage if i didn't want to go to bed with him. did you consider leaving him? i did try to leave him, and he said, "i'm not divorcing you so you can just as well forget it." so you stayed? i stayed. i wondered what you recall about what happened on the day of his death? he said he wanted his breakfast. i felt that he wanted to to get me out of the house for some reason, so i rushed down to the local supermarket. then when i came into the house, i noticed that the landline phone was on the sofa beside him, and it hadn't been there before. i took the phone without him seeing and dialled 1a71, and i recognised the number of a woman that he was seeing. my mind was just reeling, and i asked him if i was going to see him the following day, and he said, "don't question me, don't question me."
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and what happened happened. you struck him with a hammer? i struck him with a hammer, yes. 18 times. i don't... i know that's been said, but it was as though it wasn't me doing any of this. i loved richard and i wanted to be with him. and i killed the man i loved. do you know why there was a hammer in your handbag? i don't remember putting it in there. but i accept that i must‘ve done. you were charged with murder. with the help from the centre for women'sjustice, you overturned the murder conviction several years after the original trial. the cps looked at independent psychiatric assessments and reduced the murder charge to manslaughter with diminished responsibility, which meant that you were able to walk free because you had already served just over nine years in jail. how did you feel at that point? absolutely euphoric. it was as though this was happening to somebody else. i was able to be next to my sons, and i knew that i could now live a life.
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do you regret killing your husband? yes, i do. i should have been a stronger person, i should have left him earlier. but i just couldn't. and i'm very sorry for what happened. in a moment, we'll have all the business news. first of all, some news to bring you from the supreme court. we are hearing that the court will give its findings on the place about whether borisjohnson was lawful or findings on the place about whether boris johnson was lawful or unlawful when he suspended parliament for five weeks. the 11 supreme court justices will announce their findings at half past ten tomorrow morning following that historic hearing in the supreme court in central london. we will get their
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judgment tomorrow morning, 10:30am. i will be there bringing that he will live from the supreme court. but first — the headlines on bbc news: thomas cook collapses after last—minute negotiations to save the world's oldest tour operator fail — 150—thousand holiday—makers have been stranded — triggering a huge repatriation effort. labour promises a four—day working week with no loss of pay — but the party faces a showdown over its brexit divisions. judges at the supreme court will deliver their verdict tomorrow morning on the legality of the prime minister's advice to the queen to suspend parliament. this is the business news. the boss of thomas cook has apologised for the collapse of the 178—year old travel company. it had been struggling for some time but had been brokering a £900 million rescue deal with china's fosun. however, it failed to raise an extra £200mn contingency fund demanded by its lenders.
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and in the wake of thomas cook's collapse — we look at how other airlines and travel firms are reacting. amid accustations of price hikes, easyjet and tui — have seen their shares receive a boost this morning — with tui the biggest riser on the ftse 100. and in other news — the job of wework‘s chief excutive adam neumann could be on the line, amidst reports that japan's softbank — the office space provider's biggest shreholder is looking to oust him. this after wework‘s planned flotation was suspended, following waning investor interest and tumbling valuations. thomas cook's fortunes have been hit by a series of problems over the years — from heavy debts, high fuel
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costs, stiff competition from the internet — and some say, poor managment which simplyleft the tour operator behind the curve, and issuing a string of profit warnings. over the last five years, the share price has lost over 90%. pippa jacks is the group editor of travel trade gazette she says the problems aren't typical of the industry as a whole. the current management has done a reasonably good job with what they have had to work with, some of the problems are so long—standing that you can't necessarily play them at their door. but some of the problems that have been external factors more recently that have affected other tour operators, tui still doing well, jet2 holidays is still doing well, jet2 holidays is still doing well, which would support the thinking that we can'tjust be blaming brexit or the weaker pound for this, it is a bigger issue specific to thomas cook. as a result of that bigger issue, a massive operation to bring home 150,000
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british holiday—makers. 800,000 more will have to be compensated more for future booking. 9000 staff who work at the compa ny‘s future booking. 9000 staff who work at the company's travel agents across the country will not lose theirjobs. diana across the country will not lose their jobs. diana holland across the country will not lose theirjobs. diana holland is the assistant general secretary at unite and unison. we will be giving individual legal advice to everybody because they do have rights to redundancy and to be consulted in such circumstances, so they will be entitled to compensation. we are also doing all that we can't look at job opportunities and other companies because these are skilled people who have worked for a long time in this part of the industry. these are skills we do not to lose. 9000 people in this country will be losing theirjobs, people who had been dedicated, given a lot. they are getting support from across the country but willing to make sure that they are supported right now. yes, there will be a legal action but we also need the instant support, and that could be in the
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releasing of the wages as soon as possible. the manufacturers trade body has warned that some of the most economically and socially deprived areas in uk are highly exposed to the impact of a no—deal brexit. make uk says its latest report found that exporters are already suffering losses, especially in wales, north—east england, yorkshire and humberside, which have a significant exposure to trade with the eu. seamus nevins is make uk's chief economist. brexit is it upon as yet, but our order is already suffering? we have seen a order is already suffering? we have seen a decline in certainty, meaning that our customers in the uk are concerned about investments in the uk but also seeing on the other side of the channel, foreign customers are no longer buying goods from the uk as they once did for fear of the
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impact of brexit, particularly at the event of a no—deal. what we have published today is a regional outlook that looks at what that means when you break it down across the regions of the uk. it is interesting to see that this brexit uncertainty alongside the emergence of developing economies and the us china trade war is not only reshaping the nature of the global economy, but also the geography of our economy in the uk. those regions of the uk, particularly at the north—east, yorkshire and wales, other parts as well that rely so heavily in international trade with european counterparts are the ones who are most exposed from a double whammy. they are currently losing autos because of that uncertainty, but also in the event of a no—deal brexit as well. this is the point where we ask how well your members are prepared for a no—deal brexit? from what you are saying, it won't
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make that much of a difference if the demand is not there? it is very important for businesses to do all that they can to prepare, we are working hand—in—hand with the government to try and advise and inform all of our members all the things they can and should be doing right now. it is equally important to recognise the constraints business faces. we saw the highest ever level ever recorded within the g7 of stockpiling activities as businesses prepared for the original exit date of march 29. we are not seen exit date of march 29. we are not seen at this time round. it could be because of the stock put up at the start of the year have not yet run down. more worryingly, it also suggest that it is because businesses do not feel they need to stop out that much because they have lost so much demand from customers that they are simply not selling as much overseas that they don't abode up much overseas that they don't abode up the stocks so much this time around. if that is that the case, it does not bode well for the uk economy because it suggest that we are losing customers, if we lose them now to foreign competitors, it
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will be very hard to win them back. here are the markets. the ftse 100 here are the markets. the ftse100 having a bit of a lacklustre day. a lot of german tour is affected by the noise, out of thomas cook as well. tui is one of the beneficiaries of this sad and sorry tale, share price up by 7.5% amongst reports that other travel companies may be taken advantage of the news coming out of thomas cook to bump up prices. the price against the dollar hovering thereabouts. more business days for you about later on. it's been a good night for british stars at the us tv awards, the emmys. phoebe waller—bridge, the writer and creator of flea bag, and jodie comer, the star of killing eve, won two of the night's big prizes.
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here's our north america correspondent peter bowes. posing for the camera, and parading the purple carpet, hollywood royalty along with the kings and queens of game of thrones, the fantasy drama that has dominated the small screen for much of the past decade. of thrones. it was the year's most nominated show and won the night's top award for best drama. but it was fleabag that stole the show. the dark comedy that started as a one—woman play at the edinburgh festival is now the toast of hollywood. the reason that i do it is this! best comedy, director, writing and best actress for phoebe waller—bridge, the show‘s creator and star. jodie comer, who plays a psychopathic assassin in killing eve took the award for best actress in a drama, beating her co—star sandra oh. my mum and dad are in liverpool who i didn't invite because i didn't think this was going to be my time. billy porter made history, the first openly gay man to win
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for best actor in a drama for his performance in pose. ben whishaw‘s portrayal of norman scott in a very english scandal won him the award for best supporting actor. he'd already been celebrating. i'm hung over! there were also awards for chernobyl, the docudrama about the 1986 nuclear disaster and netflix's black mirror, bandersnatch, the interactive film in which viewers have a say in the storyline. thank you very much. television is enjoying a golden age. peter bowes, bbc news, los angeles. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav danaos. high pressure dominantly last week, we saw highs of 20 degrees in
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norfolk yesterday. this week will be dominated by low pressure, pretty u nsettled, dominated by low pressure, pretty unsettled, wet and windy at times, i shall no feeling. i ran it since todayis shall no feeling. i ran it since today is the autumn equinox. low pressure will be set out to the west of the uk, feeding in the wind and rain at times fruitless week. for this afternoon, it looks like it will remain fairly dry and bright across northern and eastern areas, one or two heavy showers here. across northern ireland, wales, midlands, it will be turning litter and windy it is the day wears on. not as warm as it was yesterday. as we head through the evening tonight, that area of rain spill is was to many areas, it looks like it will be very wet across parts of southern scotland, england and wales, may be heavy and thundery bursts mixed in. it will be a mild night, temperatures no lower than 13 to 15 degrees. into tuesday, there is
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another area of low pressure moving m, another area of low pressure moving in, one with more bite to it, stronger winds coming to the southern half of britain later in the day. it will start with heavy rainfor many the day. it will start with heavy rain for many of us and learn gusty winds will arrive later on across southern england and wales. very wet through the morning on tuesday, some heavy and thundery downpours embedded in the rain, particularly across central parts of england, eastern scotland, lightning mixed in as well. heavy rainfall is on across the south—west as the pipe low pressure m oves the south—west as the pipe low pressure moves in, bringing winds of maybe a0 to 50 mph along the south coast of england. temperatures are around a seasonal average, generally mid to high teens celsius. that aid of low pressure clues away, a wind of low pressure clues away, a wind of fine weather on wednesday. thursday will bring another area of low pressure and more wet and windy
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weather. from mid week onwards, it stays unsettled for all. temperatures remaining around or just below the seasonal average.
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this hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2. the biggest re—patriation in peacetime — a massive operation to bring home 150,000 british holidaymakers — after the collapse of thomas cook this couple were about to go on honeymoon — their plans now lie in ruins. we had looked forward to this for a long time. we had a wedding in july so long time. we had a wedding in july so it's been another couple of months waiting for this. absolutely totally gutted. for thousands of thomas cook employees the news they'd been dreading came in early hours of the morning — from the company's boss. with a showdown over brexit divisions looming — labour promises a four—day working week within a decade if they win the next general election.
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