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this is bbc news. i'm maritine croxall. the headlines at 11:00: boris johnson defends his language in the brexit debate, on the opening day of the conservative party conference and insists he's been a "model of restraint". i certainly think everybody should come down... including you? i think i have been a model of restraint. at the start of the conservative party conference, a key announcement is made on new funding for hospitals in england. running street—battles in hong kong, as protestors prepare to disrupt celebrations marking 70 years of chinese communist rule. you can still taste the teargas in the air. hong kong finds itself at
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the air. hong kong finds itself at the clash authoritarianism against freedom. dina asher—smith becomes the first ever british woman to win a medal in the 100 meters, at the world athletics championships. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers, with our reviewersjoel taylor and benedicte paviot — stay with us for that. good evening. borisjohnson says he's been "a model of restraint" when it comes to the language he's used in the brexit debate. it follows a week of bitter exchanges between mps in the commons, and accusations his rhetoric has been inflammatory. 0n the first day of the conservative party conference ,in manchester, the prime minister refused to apologise for words such as "surrender", when describing the legislation designed to stop the uk leaving
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the european union without a deal. this report from our political editor, laura kuenssberg, contains some flash photography. no welcome from the reds when the blues are in town. a party conference for a new prime minister might normally be a celebration. but there's strife outside for borisjohnson in manchester... when are you going to resign? ..and inside, a party that's not com pletely co mforta ble with the controversy he courts. i think the best thing for the country and the best thing for people's overall psychological health would be to get brexit done. easy to say. extremely hard to do. only a month to go, by his deadline. and anxieties high on all sides, especially after the prime minister appeared to dismiss labour mps‘ safety fears last week. well, i certainly think everybody should calm down. including you? i think i've been
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a model of restraint. my use of the word "humbug" was in the context of people trying to prevent me, us from using the word "surrender". so you can say sorry for the misunderstanding, at least? i can certainly say sorry for the misunderstanding. absolutely. but does this party really understand itself any more? mps and some serving ministers have doubts about boris johnson's approach. this pair of mps sat along outside each other in the cabinet. they both have worries. one of them no longer a tory mp. with an election coming up, it is madness to try and narrow the conservative party's appeal. both for, if you like, small "p" political reasons. but also about how you want to run the country. we're all going to have to appeal to a broad coalition of support. and as i said, a lot of long—standing conservatives — people like me, who accept the referendum result — recognise that we have to leave, but want to do so in a sensible and cautious and considered manner.
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but brexit is not the only concern. you like hanging out with us, right? i do. i'm always happy to hang out at innotech. he might wish he hadn't now. the prime minister faces questions about grants and access given to this american businesswoman when he was london mayor. everything was done in accordance... i asked you a very specific question. you have to declare an interest. there was no interest to declare. well, she was a friend of yours, she got public money, she got access... let me be absolutely clear. i am very, very proud of everything that we did and certainly everything that i did as mayor of london. there are plenty of people boris johnson will simply never convince. but there's an audience here desperate for him to be able to keep his word, desperate for him to stick to his brexit deadline. however... this is anything but a normal conference. normally a new prime minister would be expecting some sort of glory parade. but this is a time of intense political strife and struggle inside his own party.
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borisjohnson‘s team believe he is protected by his big argument — end the agony of brexit by taking us out, whatever the cost. but that is a big risk and could prove a fierce political trap. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, manchester. the conversatives' first key announcement, at the start of their party conference, was on the nhs. they've pledged money for up to a0 new hospital projects across england, including £2.7 billion for six hospitals, in the next five years. our health editor hugh pym, has been looking at the details. it's dilapidated facilities like this that have left some hospitals desperate for new investment. the epsom and st helier trust in south west london is one of them. water can pour through the walls of this entrance to children's wards, but now it is delighted to be awarded new money as part of the latest funding plan. they will build us a new 500 bed critical care hospital for all our very sick patients and it will also enable us to refurbish the rest of both epsom
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and st helier hospitals so they will be fit for purpose for the patients who we treat who aren't so sick. so what are the details of the plan? £2.7 billion will be invested over five years at six trusts for new hospitals or upgrades. there is £100 million for another 3a to start planning for further projects over the next decade. the prime minister visiting a hospital in manchester today wants health policies like this to be at the centre of any campaign message. health leaders welcomed the news, but said there were many more challenges to tackle. we know that the nhs capital budget needs to probably double, so a good first step, but a lot more needed and we also know we have got 100,000 staff vacancies, so it is great to have new buildings, but if you haven't got the staff to go into them, that is a problem. it is significant that the investment in this trust and others will come direct from the treasury and not from the controversial private finance initiative, which imposed long—term cost burdens. but it remains to be seen precisely how the government intends
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to raise the money. the health secretary was pressed to give more details on the funding. it comes from taxpayers... but does it come from increased borrowing? well, no, it comes because we have got record numbers of people in work, so we have got more people paying income tax, so the tax revenues are coming in. so it is coming because the economy is strong. and as for the other 3a possible hospital projects, the party argues again that future tax revenues will do the job, but that's some years down the line and it is impossible to predict how the economy will be performing or indeed who will be in power. hugh pym, bbc news. more now from our political editor laura kuenssberg, who's given us this update from the conservative party conference in manchester. i think there is no question about the fact that brexit is going to be the fact that brexit is going to be the lens whether in manchester or westminster were curiously mps are
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still sitting. brexit is still the lens through which every political conversation is taking place and borisjohnson has a real determination to try to bring that to an end and that is why some people here in this conservative bubble are absolutely behind him but thatis bubble are absolutely behind him but that is also why some people are really unhappy with his determination to get brexit done by halloween whatever the cost. joys of one hand and bows on the other in terms of boris johnson one hand and bows on the other in terms of borisjohnson as a leader. some people love his style and so what if he has been rattling the cages but for other people in other party, he has been going too far. he might be restless but that could tip into being reckless and there are still chatter about what has happened in his personal life that continues to dog him. in manchester
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tonight, there are allegations about what happened in his personal life long ago, claims put forward then denied by number 10. whatever your view of borisjohnson, he is still a leader that divides even though this ought to be a gathering of the party faithful. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages, at 11:30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are joel taylor, the deputy news editor at the metro, and benedicte paviot, the uk correspondent for france 2a, and the president of the foreign press association. there have been running street—battles in hong kong, in some of the worst violence in more than three months of anti—government protests. riot police tried to assert control, as the authorities prepare to mark the 70th anniversary on tuesday, of communist rule in china. from hong kong, here'sjohn sudworth. they're determined to spoil the party. with just two days to go before china's big anniversary, hong kong is decidedly off message.
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while in beijing, rehearsals are in full swing for a celebration of 70 years of communist rule and a message of unity and strength... hong kong there's division, uncertainty and fear. it's a faultline that cuts across class and generation. this 73 year—old is showing me the protective gear he wears when supporting the protesters. translation: for 70 years the ruling party has subdued its people. do you think we are in the mood to celebrate? this woman is in favour of chinese rule and says the protests are scaring off mainland chinese tourists. translation: i still have business but not as much as before. i've lost at least
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a half of my revenues. with more protests planned on tuesday, the authorities are not taking chances. you can still taste the tear gas in the air. hong kong finds itself at the centre of a global clash of values. hong kong finds itself at the centre of a global clash of values — authoritarianism against freedom. 0n the streets of the city, china's vision of its future has run into a crisis of legitimacy. the chaos continued into the night. for some, it's a principled fight. for others, a doomed strategy that risks provoking an ever more powerful china to sweep this city's freedoms away for good. john sudworth, bbc news, hong kong. more than 60 flood alerts have been in place across england and wales today, due to heavy rain. persistent downpours have led to some rivers bursting their banks, and localised flooding of roads.
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many of the warnings are for coastal areas with higher than normal tides swelled by the rain. more heavy showers are expected early this week. austria's conservative people's party, led by the former chancellor sebastian kurz, has emerged as the winner of the country's snap general election, scoring about 37% of the vote. mr kurz told jubilant supporters at his party's headquarters the result had left him almost speechless. his former coalition partners, the far—right freedom party, finished third after a sharp fall in support, while greens achieved significant gains. the process of building a coalition is likely to be long and complicated. hundreds of former wrightbus employees, who were made redundant by the collapse of the bus manufacturer this week, have protested outside a church linked to one of the compa ny‘s owners. questions have been asked about 15 million pounds worth of donations to the green pastures charity, from wrightbus, when the antrim based
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firm was profitable. around 1,200 jobs were lost after the firm entered administration. 0ur northern ireland business correspondent, john campbell gave us more details. wrightbus was one of northern ireland's most successful businesses. in a recent yes it had been under increasing financial pressure and went into administration at the end of last week, costing more than a thousand people theirjob. the reason why some of those workers were protesting outside was to do with donations which that church received from wrightbus. the leader of that church, jeffrey wright, and he was also the controlling shareholder of wrightbus. between 2012, 2017, £50 million were donated to the greener pastures church. what workers were
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doing their was asking did these donations weaken the company? they said they want answers about exactly how that company was run. the family who control the company say the donations were not responsible for the fall of the business because the majority of that £50 million was donated at a time when wrightbus was returning good profits. what really sank the company was a deep downturn in that uk bus market. demand for buses has been fully for the past two years but certainly, those workers that today, many were angry and they say do not still have a full explanation of how this business was run. the headlines on bbc news: borisjohnson defends his language in the brexit debate, on the opening day, of the conservative party conference and insists he's been a ‘model of restraint‘. running street—battles in hong kong, as protestors prepare to disrupt celebrations, marking 70 years of chinese communist rule.
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a bbc investigation uncovers suffering and abuse at licensed puppy farms, in west wales. sport now, and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. good evening. british sprinter dina asher—smith won silver in the women's 100 metres at the world athletics championships — britains first women's global sprint medal in 60 years. 0ur correspondnet natalie pirks reports. the light show was dazzling. the tension discernible and then there was dina. announcer: dina asher—smith ‘s mission! was dina. announcer: dina asher-smith 's mission! this was a step into the unknown and everywhere she looked remains packed with sprinting royalty. less than 11
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seconds stood between her and immortality. dina asher-smith is coming but it will be shelley and fraser. a fourth gold medal, her fourth title! dina asher—smith ran brilliantly well! as the rainbow had pocket rocket from jamaica one gold, it sunk in that dina asher—smith's first medal was silver. well, she was the poster girl for uk athletics and shejust was the poster girl for uk athletics and she just showed why. she ran was the poster girl for uk athletics and shejust showed why. she ran her lifetime best to win silver and is 110w lifetime best to win silver and is now the first british women in history to win a medal in the world 100 metre final. i worked so hard for this, for these championships, this point in my career and hopefully, obviously, iwill go this point in my career and hopefully, obviously, i will go on to do bigger things. when i stood on the line, i thought, right, to do bigger things. when i stood on the line, ithought, right, this to do bigger things. when i stood on the line, i thought, right, this is your time to go. pressure makes diamonds and her best may well be yet to come. wales overcame the former two—time world champions australia
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in a thrilling group game at the rugby world cup, one of the matches of the tournament so far. they had to hold off an australian comeback in the second half, coming out on top 29 points to 25. katie gornall reports from tokyo. this was a game that fans he will rememberfor a very long this was a game that fans he will remember for a very long time. this was a game that fans he will rememberfor a very long time. one that more than lived up to its ox office will billing. —— billing. and despite hot and humid conditions, it was played at at a relentless pace. wales first out of the blocks with the try from hadleigh parkes and although australia hit back in the first half, gareth davis broke three and you sensed all the momentum with wales. they looked in control. you have to give full credit to australia for the way they surged back into this match, scoring two tries and a penalty in the second half to get within one point of wales. the tension in that point was
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written all over the face of the welsh coach warren gatland but what they needed at that point was cool heads and they had that in the replacement fly half who was on. between him and some dogeared welsh defending, whales were able to hold on and secure a memorable victory that not only puts them in control of pool d but also marks them out as real contenders to win the whole world cup. lewis hamilton has extended his lead at the top of the formula 1 standings after winning the russian grand prix. hamilton trailed behind sebastian vettel who drove past his ferrari teammate charles leclerc in the first lap. but the german retired after 27 laps, which allowed hamilton to take the lead and power to victory. his mercedes teammate valtteri bottas finished second but the gap between them at the top of the standings is 73 points. there are now five races left, with the japanese grand prix next. and leicester are up to third in the premier league after a 5—0
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win at home to newcastle. ricardo pereira had put the home side 1—0 up and then the visitors lost isaac hayden to a red card just before half—time. two goals from jamie vardy either side of an own goal made it 4—0, before wilfred ndidi added a fifth late on. newcastle stay second bottom. that's all the sport for now. a bbc investigation into licensed puppy farming in wales, has found widespread suffering and abuse of dogs, despite regular checks by vets and council inspectors. the industry is thought to be worth up to 12 million pounds a year in wales alone. wyre davies has this special report. 0ur year—long investigation found appalling conditions on farm afterfarm. all council—approved businesses in west wales. cold, filthy sheds. little human interaction. no stimulation. and, in one case, a discarded, dead puppy.
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dog—lover danielle foley bought her new puppy — a beagle she called winston — for £650 from a licensed puppy farm she found online. but within days, winston had fallen seriously ill with parvovirus — a highly contagious disease that is often fatal. at two o'clock in the morning the vets rung my mum and said, "his organs, they're shutting down, it's just going to be a slow, painful death." "can they make it quick, make it easy for him?" the breeder who sold winston told us he maintained excellent standards. even though inspection reports found problems with waste, poor record—keeping and the presence of parvo at his farm. yet it was still given a licence by the council. it wasn't just puppies. we found several instances of breeding dogs suffering from terrible conditions. not nice at all, bless her. this cavalier spaniel needed an emergency life—saving operation to remove a dead puppy
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still inside her. as well as councils keeping regular checks on breeders, vets are part of the welfare system, too. yet according to senior vets we showed our evidence to, some of their colleagues have been found wanting. the system is definitely broken and vets are absolutely an integral part of it. we absolutely as a profession have a part to play. our responsibility is to the health and welfare of the animals under our care. across the uk there are safeguards in place to regulate puppy farming. but when that system fails, it's the dogs that suffer and owners like danielle, who can lose hundreds — even thousands — of pounds. wyre davies, bbc news. and you can see more on this in "bbc wales investigates — inside the uk's puppy—farm capital." that's tomorrow night at 8:30, on bbc one wales. it'll also be available, on the iplayer. democrats in the us congress, say impeachment hearings
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against donald trump, could be held this week. the allegations centre on claims he put pressure on ukraine, to dig up dirt on a potential rival, who's running for the white house in 2020. joe biden is one of the front runners for the democratic nomination to challenge mr trump. but a former prosecutor in ukraine, says there was never any dirt to dig up. jonah fisher reports from the capital, kiev. with an impeachment enquiry under way, president trump is on the attack, tweeting a new video about his possible opponent in next year's election. we've stepped up the official assistance to help backstop the ukrainian economy. this was four years ago in kiev. joe biden was vice president and the 0bama administration's go—to man on ukraine. at the same time, his son, hunter, had a well—paid job on the board of a ukrainian energy company. president trump has claimed,
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without supporting evidence, thatjoe biden got a ukrainian prosecutor called viktor shokin sacked because he was investigating hunter's company. today in kiev, the man who took over from mr shokin blew a big hole in president trump's story. have you got any evidence that joe biden acted in anyway which supported hunter biden‘s company, burisma? it is not myjurisdiction. but have you got any? it is not myjurisdiction. i can't do nothing which is not connected with ukrainian law. so, under ukrainian law, you've got nothing? nothing, certainly. mr lutsenko has changed his tune. we spoke with mr giuliani, one, before new york, then three days in new york then one or two days. the former prosecutor general was earlier this year close
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to president trump's lawyer, rudy giuliani. the former new york mayor has taken a particular interest in ukraine, and both men talked up a biden investigation. let's play the clip, please. shown his one—time ally‘s interview with us, mr giuliani quickly declared the friendship over. mr lutsenko is exactly the prosecutor thatjoe biden put in, in order to take the case. —— tank the case. mr lutsenko's about turn won't help president trump as he seeks to make this story aboutjoe biden and his son, rather than his own conduct. with an impeachment inquiry underway, it's likely we are going to be hearing a lot more about rudy giuliani and what he's been doing here in ukraine. jonah fisher, bbc news, kiev. now it's time for a look at the weather. good evening to you after what has
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been a thoroughly soggy weekend across many parts of the weekend, things are now, generally speaking, drying out a little bit but there are still flood warnings involves across parts of england and wales not river flooding, perhaps coastal flooding with high tides and brisk winds for a time along eastern coastal counties of england. notice the white lines stretching apart through the overnight areas, a bit of high—pressure in and things are quiet and then down. scotland, northern ireland and northern england and missed patches in what will be a chilly night. 7— 10 degrees. tomorrow, spells of sunshine initially once any early mist has cleared. a few showers across scotland on a northerly wind but then rain returns to places where we could do without it, wales, the midlands, north—west england, some high ground in wales, could see a further 70 millimetres of rain. further north a bit drier with just
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11 degrees in aberdeen and that will feel rather chilly. through the night and into the early areas of tuesday, low pressure will churn eastwards. still showers and longer spells of rain to come during tuesday and that pushes southeast as the day wears on. for northern ireland and scotland, you will see more sunshine but some showers pushing in and some of those wintry because look at the temperatures, aberdeen and stornoway. as we get into the middle of the of the week, the area of low pressure pushes eastwards and we all get into a chilly, northerly wind and things are going to feel, i suspect, rather cold as we go through the day on wednesday. a cold start certainly some spots in central and southern scotland. could be all the way down to freezing. the conversation for thatis to freezing. the conversation for that is a beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine, a crisp, autumn day. although this breeze for the east coast could bring one of two showers but the temperature is no great shakes, even in the south, 13
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01’ great shakes, even in the south, 13 or 1a great shakes, even in the south, 13 or14 in the great shakes, even in the south, 13 or 1a in the south and 11 or 12 further north. as we look towards the end of the week, some uncertainty about the forecast. we could see further wet and windy weather and certainly seeing temperatures climbing. it —— the forecast could firm up. rain at first, then chilly and then it turns fine again. potentialfor first, then chilly and then it turns fine again. potential for wet and windy weather to return. more whether here throughout the night but from me for now, it is good night.
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hello, this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment, first the headlines: boris johnson defends his language in the brexit debate, on the opening day of the conservative party conference, and insists he's been a "model of restraint". i certainly think everybody should come down and i certainly... including you? i think i have been a model of restraint. at the start of the
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conservative party conference a key announcement is made on new funding for hospitals in england. running street—battles in hong kong, as protestors prepare to disrupt celebrations marking 70 years of chinese communist rule. flood warnings are in place across england and wales. some rivers have burst their banks. dina asher—smith becomes the first ever british woman to win a medal in the 100 meters, at the world athletics championships. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me arejoel taylor, the deputy news editor at the metro, and benedicte paviot, the uk correspondent for france 2a, and the president of the foreign press association. many of tomorrow's front pages are in. as the conservative party
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conference gets under way, the independent reports that downing street has been forced to deny allegations borisjohnson groped a female journalist. seperately, the daily mirror quotes a us reporter claims boris johnson first got together with american businesswoman, jennifer arcuri, in a new york hotel room, following claims he failed to declare a potential conflict of interest when he was london mayor. the daily mail carries the same story on its front page, as well as a report on official figures which it says reveal that caring for loved ones is having devastating effectson women's health and quality of life. according to the daily telegraph, opposition leaders will meet tomorrow to plot a way of forcing borisjohnson to request a brexit extension as early as this weekend. the metro says police are investigating after a banner, calling for conservatives to be killed, was strung across the river irwell in manchester, drawing outrage from across the political spectrum.
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