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out them the best chance of getting out of the group. conditions were against them, samoa made it very difficult for them and the clock was against them, too, but on 75 minutes, they finally secured that all important fourth try when sean maitland was fouled going over in the corner and they awarded another penalty try. it was a big call from the referee but the right one. the game finished 3a—0 but, for scotland, huge relief really that they have been able to recover from they have been able to recover from the trauma of that opening day defeat by ireland and get the result they needed here. it is not over for them, they still have games against russia and the host japan and need to windows both but, for now, they are celebrating an all—important win and scotland fans very relieved —— need to win them both. time for a look at the weather. here's stav da naos. are we getting any better weather? no more rain? no, a lot more rain. we saw a lot of rainfall during this weekend. rain
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falling already on saturated ground, very wet the last few weeks and no surprise we have dozens of flood warnings out across england and wales and more rain to come which will exacerbate already existing flooding problems. it comes with this next area of low pressure moving up from the south—west gradually but you will noticed across much of the north and east, not a bad start with sunshine around and apart from a few showers across northern scotland, mostly dry but the rain spilling in from the south—west will become heavier across parts of south—west england and wales over the next few hours and wales over the next few hours and push into southern portions of northern ireland but a apart from those shows across northern scotland, a cold breeze blowing down the northern isles, it is not going to be too bad, some hazy sunshine and temperatures mid to high teens celsius. we focus on the rain pushing northwards, much of northern ireland, central and southern scotla nd ireland, central and southern scotland and northern england, very heavy across parts of wales and the west midlands, where it could cause
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further localised flooding. atrocious driving conditions what in i's evening commute. it stays very wet overnight across northern england and southern scotland as we head into tuesday and then we see the next issue developing into tuesday afternoon, a rash of heavy and thundery showers for the midlands and southern england and these alone could cause further flooding issues. the rain peters out through central areas across the day and there will be sunshine and showers for scotland, some of them wintry over the higher ground as it turns colder. that area of low pressure slips away and allows the floodgates to open briefly from the arctic so much colder on wednesday, quite a strong wind blowing down the east coast. look at these temperatures to start wednesday, the first proper cold morning of the season first proper cold morning of the season because first proper cold morning of the season because we first proper cold morning of the season because we will be into october by then. a touch of frost around but a crisp, bright, sunny morning for many and it should stay dry thanks to high pressure throughout wednesday but it will stay breezy and even windy across the east coast, one or two showers there and the odd shower across irish sea coasts but temperatures
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much lower, 13 or 1a will be the high. towards the end of the week, this feature is going to give us a headache, hurricane lorenzo. it is out in the mid—atlantic and it will wea ken out in the mid—atlantic and it will weaken and its remnants may see an area of low pressure close by to the british isles. the models are unsure as to what we could expect but i think it will turn a bit warmer by the end of the week. the remnants of lorenzo could push towards iceland 01’ lorenzo could push towards iceland or bring southern and western areas wet and windy weather, so stay tuned to the chancellor, sajid javid, has promised a significant economic policy response if britain leaves the eu without a deal. but the conservative party conference in manchester has been overshadowed by new allegations about the prime minister's conduct. 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, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news...
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you're watching bbc news, i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre. scotland could have just saved their rugby world cup campaign. they've beaten samoa 3a points to nil in kobe. the scots produced a dismal performance to lose to ireland in their first game but were much more assured against samoa and ran in two first half tries through sean maitland and greg laidlaw. they knew that defeat would have left qualification for the quarterfinals out of their hands. a huge drop—goalfrom stuart hogg saw them lead 20—nil at half—time, two penalty tries in their favour in the second half saw them pick up what could a very important bonus point. maitland was illegally stopped from going over towards fulltime. their remaining games are against russia and japan. england are in tokyo, where they are preparing for saturday's match against argentina. plenty of time to recover from the tight turnaround between their first two matches, the bonus point wins against tonga and the usa.
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another win would guarantee eddie jones's team a place in the quarters. the england number eight billy vunipola says they have really enjoyed the world cup experience injapan so far, especially watching the hosts beat ireland over the weekend. you take it for granted, playing in the world cup but watching other teams competing makes you more excited, especially myself. i watched the tonga game and the south africa game, the japan game. what did you make of the japan africa game, the japan game. what did you make of thejapan game? africa game, the japan game. what did you make of the japan game7m was awesome, it was the best crowd i have seen all tournament. but obviously, it is the home nations, and they played unbelievably well. i think there is a lesson in that for us. we are pumped after these two games but we know argentina are going to come in hot. they have
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already lost one, we don't want to be in already lost one, we don't want to beina already lost one, we don't want to be in a position where we are scrapping next week. this week is massively important for us as a group. dina asher—smith is back on the track in the next hour or so at the world athletics championships in doha. she's in the heats of the 200—metres. hopefully there will be more specatotrs than last night. this was her completing a lap of honour after taking silver in the 100—metres behind jamaica's shelly—ann fraser—pryce. the few thousand that actually watched the race had all but gone. the iaaf is expected to address the issue of empty seats later today, but here's asher—smith's team—mate martyn rooney. i think when you get into the stadium and uc the pinnacle races and there is no one there? when they are picking where the meats are, it needs to be in places where they will sell tickets and at least make the sport look as it can be, it is
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still an entertaining sport. it has a lot to offer. we are shooting ourselves in the foot a bit. manchester city women have been drawn against atletico madrid in the last 16 of the champions league. city won the league cup and fa cup last season, but they were knocked out of europe in the last 32 — by atletico madrid. city will play the first leg at home on 16th or 17th october. wsl champions arsenal were drawn against slavia prague and glasgow city will take on brondby. northern ireland'sjonathan rea has won a record fifth world superbikes title. it was also his fifth championship in a row. he clinched it with victory at magny cours in france with two rounds to spare. the spaniard alvaro bautista who had won every race in the first three rounds was his nearest rival... speaking to the bbc this morning, rea tried to place this title with his his otherfour. i think the greatest is always your first, i've dreamt of it since i was
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a kid and the rest have come as a huge bonus but this one was after may, it felt like it wasn't going to happen, it wasn't really on and there was no light at the end of the tunnel but we kept waking up and believing and never giving up. we believed our opportunity would come, whether in the next round or another round. i'll have more for you in the next hour. claims that borisjohnson squeezed a journalist's thigh under a table during a lunch are "deeply concerning", according to former tory cabinet minister. writing in the sunday times, charlotte edwardes said the incident took place in 1999, but the prime minister has publically denied the allegation. justine greening, now an independent mp, says it raises significant questions. i can't comment on those accusations, but they are deeply concerning, and in the sense they go to the heart of this question about character and integrity of people in public life and what standards the
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electorate have a right to expect. of course, denied very firmly by number 10. it's up to them how they respond to them, i'm saying i do think there's a question of character and integrity, and that also goes as far as a prime minister being straight with the british public about what he's asking europe for on their behalf. one of the prime minister's most outspoken critics, sir nicholas soames, said he believes both borisjohnson and charlotte edwardes' version of events. sir nicholas was expelled from the conservative party earlier this month after he voted against the government to try and stop a no—deal brexit. he's been speaking to victoria derbyshire about the decision to be absolutely frank, i'm... disappointed, at the least, and very angry that i had the whip taken away from me. ivoted angry that i had the whip taken away from me. i voted against the government three times in 37 years and all on defence issues. it was a gross overreaction. to be candid, i
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don't mind but there are other collea g u es don't mind but there are other colleagues who mind very much that the whip should be returned to them andi the whip should be returned to them and i hope it will be at any sensible prime minister would look at that group, ken clarke, philip hammond, rory stewart, some of the real heroes of our party, suspended. i think it is absolutely insane. for you, if they said come back, would you, if they said come back, would you say no? i would think about it, frankly. if an opposition party table is a vote of no—confidence in the prime minister, the prime minister was begging them to do that last week because it would lead to an election, would you vote with the government to bring it down, which mrjohnson once? there are no circumstances i can see that i would vote in a vote of no confidence the prime minister? i can see no question to which the answer is jeremy corbyn. and i would not vote
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to have a vote of no confidence and risk bringing the government down in that way. but if mrjohnson wants you to, how would you feel about potentially voting to do that? to bring the government down? i would not allow it to happen. i will not vote in a motion of no confidence against my government. clearly, as you said, you do not wantjeremy corbyn in there. would there be anotherfigure? corbyn in there. would there be another figure? people talked about dame margaret beckett. all of this talk about the national, it's a fine idea. essentially you will need to be in idea. essentially you will need to beina idea. essentially you will need to be in a worse place than we are now and we need to get on with getting this done and over the line one way or the other. how much do you think your party has changed since boris johnson became prime minister?” think it has become, with respect to theresa may, i think it has become a great deal more energetic and purposeful. and i admire very much the prime minister's energy in trying to get this, i think we would
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talk about it today, onto, as norman smith said, looking beyond brexit and there are great opportunities for our country. i take the view it isa for our country. i take the view it is a historically bad decision to leave the eu but if the people voted to leave, we must honour that and the way to do it is to do it, as we said in the last manifesto, in a smooth and orderly way in order to cause as little disruption as we can to the economic life of this country. i want to ask you about the allegations surrounding the prime minister and jennifer arcuri and the allegations made by thejournalist charlotte edwardes, both of which the priming is to has delight or said everything was done properly —— both of which the prime minister has denied. they are being investigated by the authorities and if the prime minister had any interest to declare, he would have declared it and it would be in the prime
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minister's interest to resolve this. this is a seniorjournalist, and it would be important, in my view, for the prime minister to sort this out and try to resolve it. i do not think it is helpful to the prime minister or for the debate and to be frank, although it is serious and i'm not wrong to mitigate it in anyway, we have very big stuff to deal with and although it is serious it is but a sideshow to the bigger issues. the health secretary, matt hancock, says he's "looking very seriously" at making vaccinations compulsory for all school children in england. there's been a rise in the number of measles cases — and the latest figures show a fall in the take—up of all routine jabs for under—fives in the last year. simonjones reports. so we just do about there. a massive drive is needed, according to the health secretary, to get more children vaccinated. he told an event at the conservative party conference that he is very worried.
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when we, the state, provide services to people, then it's a two—way street. you've got to take your responsibilities too, so i think there's a very strong argument for having compulsory vaccinations for children, for when they go to school, because otherwise they're putting other children at risk. measles is a serious illness that can lead to an infection in the brain. just over 90% of children aged two were vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella last year in england. that's a drop from 91.2% in the previous year. the world health organization's target is 95%, which scotland and northern ireland already achieve. here at the department of health, there has been much discussion about what can be done to increase vaccination rates. the health secretary believes the public would back his idea and he says he has already taken legal advice from within government about how they might go about it.
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the british medical association has previously stopped short of calling for compulsory vaccinations. it wants adequate resources to make sure vaccination programmes reach those most in need, and a crackdown on social media companies who fail to stop the spread of false and misleading information. simon jones, bbc news. austria's conservative people's party — led by the former chancellor sebastian kurz — has topped the poll in the country's snap general election. with nearly all ballots counted, the party has won more than 38% of the vote, up from 31% the last time round. the process of building a coalition is getting under way. bethany bell reports from vienna. sebastian kurz and his supporters are celebrating. despite the collapse of his coalition with the far right freedom party in may, his conservative people's party has emerged stronger than before. i would like to thank our
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voters, it is incredible. it is an amazing day. it is a historic result for our party and we will try to have good talks with all the other parties in the parliament and try to form a government that works for the people of austria. also celebrating are the greens. climate change has emerged as one of the top concerns for voters. and the greens could now be a viable coalition partner for mr kurz. the biggest loser of the night was the anti—immigrant freedom party, with support for them dropping by 10% following a video sting corruption scandal in may involving its former leader. the social democrats, who came in second, also had a disappointing result. so will mr kurz now look to the left or the right to form a coalition? another pact with the freedom party could work in terms of content
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but may be unstable. and the greens say that they want radical change from the right—wing policies of the last government. a grand coalition with the social democrats is considered less likely. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news... the chancellor sajid javid promises "a significant economic policy response" — in the event of a no—deal brexit. children could be made to have compulsory vaccinations before starting school — the government considers tough new measures after a surge in measles. thousands of women are dying from heart attacks because their symptoms go undiagnosed. thomas cook customers may have to wait as long as two months to receive a refund for holidays they booked with the collapsed travel firm — that's according to the civil aviation authority. direct debit customers will be refunded within14 days but others
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the civil aviation authority says it "hopes to pay refunds within 60 days" of recieiving a form. over 350000 customers are due to get their money back, making this operation by far the largest of its kind. us fashion retailer forever 21 has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. in a statement, the company said it planned to "exit most international locations in asia and europe". the clock is ticking for the hundreds of thousands of people who were misold loans by wonga. administrators for the payday lender, which collapsed in august 2018, says eligable customers have until the end of today to make a claim for historic mis—sold loans via an online portal. the tory party conference kicked off on sunday... with just over a month to go until the uk is scheduled to leave the eu, could the government be doing more to help firms prepare for a no—deal brexit? the federation of small businesses
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says there is a worrying lack of preparedness amongs our smallest enterprises — and is calling on the government to provide "meaningful financial assistance". in a recent survey, it found that two out of five members believe they'll be negatively impacted by a no—deal. louise stuart is a director at the federation of small businesses. good afternoon. how prohibitive is the cost of getting ready for brexit? if you are a small company it can be a high proportion? absolutely, the costis high proportion? absolutely, the cost is high. we spoke to members of that survey and those able to do some preparation say they have spent at least £2000 each. some have spent much more. we have one member who makes mattresses and they stockpiled ahead of what they thought would be the brexit date in march. of course, that did not happen so we are looking again at a possible cliff edge on the 31st of october and what's more businesses need is a
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certainty, knowing when they are going to leave and what the transition is going to look like and so they can prepare for it. and preparing for it, the government points us towards advice on websites. how good is that kind of advice? there is some advice out there but i was on the m25 recently and saw above the junctions of signs saying that your paperwork could change after the 1st of november, are you prepared? if you are a haulier, will you be looking at those signs and know how to prepare? small businesses don't know where to go for that information. at the fsb we try and direct them with an information hub at the government has an awareness campaign but it feels like too little too late. they need to be doing more, small businesses are crying out for vouchers that could help them with legal advice or advice on importing and exporting. we fought hard at the fsb for the automatic distribution
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numbers they need for exporting and importing but more needs to be done. we are urging an early budget in mid—october so there could be some relief for small businesses. perhaps a vat relief or national insurance. cash flow is going to be a real problem for them. we are looking at the preparations businesses can make that members were saying they were concerned, are there things they cannot prepare for? over 6096 have said they haven't made any preparations and they do not know how to prepare. as you pointed out, with small businesses, there are real pressures on them, and with the pound, rising costs, pressure on the high street. they do not have the infrastructure that large companies do. if you are a large company, you can move your business elsewhere. or, you can have customs lawyers and export specialists, small businesses do not have that and they need all of the advice and support they can to ensure they do not have a cliff
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edge brexit at the end of october. you indicated earlier that businesses want certainty and the government has indicated that, leaving on the 31st, deal or no deal is certainty. is that a pro—akon?m isn't really certainty, we do not know what that will look like. obviously, the majority of members tell us that they want a deal and a deal is better than no deal. no deal is us crashing out, effectively. but we do not have certainty, at this stage. borisjohnson, we do not have certainty, at this stage. boris johnson, the we do not have certainty, at this stage. borisjohnson, the prime minister, is saying that we will leave then whatever happens. but it is only a matter of weeks away. at this stage we do not know whether they will leave or what any deal will look like, if they manage to get one. louise stuart, thank you. a look at the markets now, we will hear from the markets now, we will hear from the chancellor in an hour at the conservative party conference. but
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now, the markets are hovering, on tenterhooks. we will see what he has to say. we also had numbers out on gdp, confirming what we knew about the second quarter, the economy going into reverse. the government dropping things up. 123 against the pound for the dollar, lower than this point last week. more business news later on. fans of "rupaul‘s drag race" will need no reminder that the uk edition of the hit show is coming to bbc three this week. the american version has won many awards and helped to catapult drag acts into the global mainstream. but while men in frocks may be a novelty in some countries, they've been part of british culture for decades. josh parry has more. your queen has arrived. start your engines, drag race is coming to the uk.
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and while this line—up of british queens are bound to become household names, the scene hasn't always been so mainstream. blackpool. and simon green is beginning his transformation into alter ego betty legs diamond. drag is quite a british thing, isn't it? it's been going around for years. it started in the music halls and in pantomimes, with games and things. and even well before then, it's been documented as men dressing up in drag, looking feminine, for centuries. it's ironic and funny, and naughty. simon's big break on the drag scene required a little bit of cunning. betty was invented in a dressing room at the palace theatre, london's west end. they called me betty because i used to smoke like betty davis. you could smoke back then. if i go down like a lead balloon, if you hate me, you don't have to pay me. but if i go down well, and i bring the house down, you have to give me my fee. i went down brilliantly everywhere. because i brought along all the dances with me. now he works at a funny girl,
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one of blackpool's longest—running drag nights, donning betty's diamante tights five nights a week. and while he might not be performing for rupaul anytime soon, he has performed for an bigger queen. it was absolutely thrilling, probably one of the highlights of my career. who is the biggest queen? liz, of course! i could say betty, but he wouldn't know which one. london's olympia, and 15,000 drag fans have turned out to meet their favourite queens at drag world. just gives me a chance to do something i don't normally do. people just come in what they want and where what they want, and it's just amazing. this is knocked off from a philip treacy that i saw at the v&a. but it's from hobby craft. all the performances are really cool. but it's not all about the dresses, the make—up, the wigs. drag is big business,
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with a recent event like this, taking in more than £7 million in merchandise sales alone. drag is huge business. it's become a way for creatives to make money doing something they love. they can do it full—time and actually turn a nice profit for themselves. some of the big american drag queens make thousands of pounds for one gig. so it can be really lucrative. and then when you add in merchandise and appearances on top of that, it's like a really good income for some people. i would say that drag, since drag race has opened this pandora's box. it's huge. i mean, we're having conventions all around the world for drag. so, yes, of course, it'sjust like any other career. are the winner of this series is yet to be crowned, it is almost certain the cast of drag race uk won't sashay away for some time. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav danaos. this weekend was a very wet one.
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mothers. england and wales bore the brunt of heavy and persistent rain and strong winds, leading to disruption and some flooding. there are dozens of flood warnings in place across england and wales. exacerbated by this low pressure which will be another round of heavy rain. the rain will show its hand this afternoon across the south—west of england and into wales. further north, not a bad day after a bright and sunny start, it should stay largely drive through the afternoon with some showers in the north of scotland. cooler air pushing down in northern scotland but elsewhere, in the brightness, the mid to high teens will not feel bad. southwest, rain spinning northwards and eastwards. atrocious conditions on the roads for the evening commute and for the first part of the night. heavy and persistent, affecting areas that have already seen flooding. on tuesday morning, that
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rain persists in northern england. another issue developing with low pressure through the midlands, southern england and the south—east. heavy showers could cause further flooding. warnings in place for all of this rain. on tuesday afternoon, mild air in the south. cooler air pushing down from the north. this opens the doors to an arctic northerly. these blue shades on wednesday, and it will be noticeably cooler. but this ridge of high pressure shows it will be mainly dry. chili with a touch of frost on wednesday, in northern areas. because of high pressure, after a chilly start, it will be largely dry. plenty of sunshine. some showers affecting north—eastern coasts. temperatures topping out at 11-14d. at the coasts. temperatures topping out at 11—14d. at the end of the week, a lot of uncertainty because of this,
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hurricane lorenzo. expected to move closer to our shores as an ex—hurricane but if it mixes into an area of low pressure it could bring wet and windy weather or it could stay just offshore. stay wet and windy weather or it could stayjust offshore. stay tuned to the forecast.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm. the chancellor promises "a significant economic policy "response" in the event of a no—deal brexit — he's about to set out plans for infrastructure investment at the conservative party conference. we are working incredibly hard on getting a deal. i'm very much involved in that myself. in the number of meetings i've had, we are making good progress. and the chancellor will be on his feet here in manchester in the next hour. meanwhile, is this the final word from the prime minister about allegations that he touched a woman's five? allegations that he touched
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a woman's ——thigh? prime minister, it has been alleged that you touched the thigh


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