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wells hello. this is bbc news with lukwesa burak. we‘ll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment — first the headlines. wo. 0h, this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00: wo. oh, my god. a major incident is declared by police in south wales as flooding and landslides my my god. caused by storm dennis lead landslides in south wales and severe to a number of road closures. heavy rain and strong winds flooding in many places continue to lash large parts as more than a months worth of the uk, with hundreds of rain falls in two days. of flood alerts in place, including five severe warnings. a major incident‘s been declared by police in south wales, as heavy rain and strong winds itv cancels tonight‘s edition continue to lash large parts of love island out of respect for the family of former of the uk. presenter caroline flack. the broadcaster says it‘s we were trying to block the front devastated by her death. door and it was all pouring in through the back door as well and there was nothing we could do. hundreds of flood alerts remain thousands of passengers have in place across the uk, faced major disruption including four severe warnings. the government says its doing all it can. we are doing more and more than ever before in terms of investing in flood defences, perfecting more homes than we would have been able
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to before but we are seeing a higher frequency of these sorts of freak weather events. itv cancels tonight's edition of love island out of respect for the family of former presenter caroline flack. the broadcaster says it's devastated by her death. thousands of passengers face major disruption at heathrow airport, after a systems failure affects all terminals. the airport says its experiencing technical problems. us citizens quarantined for days on a cruise ship injapan are leaving, after america sends two planes to take them home. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers rob merrick, the deputy political editor at the independent, and ruth lea, who's an economics adviser
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for the arbuthnot banking group. the uk was battered by storm dennis throughout the day, with heavy rainfall and high winds leading to major incidents being declared by emergency services in south wales and in parts of england. south wales police have been dealing with multiple landslides and floods — some of them trapping residents. there are over 700 flood warnings and alerts in place for england, wales, and scotland — england faced a record number today, including currently four severe flood warnings, meaning a danger to life. rail services and flights were affected across the country. well, communities were already coping with the aftermath of storm ciara last weekend,
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and some found themselves in the middle of major disruption once again. in a moment we'll hear from our correspondentjon kay at a rescue in tenbury wells in worcestershire, but first tomos morgan is in pontypridd in the south wales valleys. wright thankfully this evening the river behind me is far lower than it was earlier this morning when it first it banks. the south wales has on the brunt of storm dennis. a months worth of rain has fallen in 48 hours here. there has been flooding, landslides and many communities having to be evacuated. the police have declared a major incident and the welsh government will provide extra funding to councils to help with the cleanup operation which after today's events will no doubt take quite some time. residents will never have witnessed anything quite like this. there road
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turned river, cars submerged, as storm dennis pulled. carolyn has lived here for years. she was rescued alongside her 96—year—old father whose birthday it is today. the only thing i've managed to save his his medals from the ruins. everything, i've lost everything. at the time, ijust grabbed every talcu m the time, ijust grabbed every talcum a blanket i could find and pushed up against the front door, just thinking it was going to come in through the front door because we don't already have sandbags there. —— every towel and blanket. but as i was trying to block the front door it was all pouring in through the backdoor as well and was nothing we could do. just north of cardiff, over 100 homes have been ruined by
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the rain. rescue services have been here since 5am, taking residents from their home to safety after solemn —— stormed dennis ricks —— wrecks havoc across south wales. after the met office issued their highest red warning for wales, it was clear the communities would have —— suffer. in mid—afternoon, a major incident was declared here. by then, pontypridd high street had already been underwater several hours. across south wales, other communities have also needed the emergency services to help them to safety. the residence here were evacuated in the early hours as the river burst its banks. as the day w0 re river burst its banks. as the day wore on, water levels began to subside and some wanted to take stock of what is now the disaster site. this hair salon was in the end
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terrace of this wreck street. all of her hard work and livelihood now ruined. i have been here 60 -- six yea rs ruined. i have been here 60 -- six years now and i have loved every minute of being here. and obviously you can see the jabber station at the moment. you can see on the walls how high it must have been at one stage. all gone, you know? a lot of ha rd stage. all gone, you know? a lot of hard work. there is nothing, we're going to have to get rid of everything. further weather warnings remain in place for wind and rain until tomorrow. last week storm ciara bruise to the country and this week, storm dennis has battered south wales. a race against time in tenbury wells tonight. the water, still rising. the river teme has burst its banks. one by one, rescue boats bringing people from their flooded homes.
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it's going underwater slowly. the kitchen, the living room, so... but we got the three dogs out. that's all that matters. it's shocking, never seen it this high up before. never like this? nope, never this bad. being carried by the fireman was rather inelegant! but anyway i'm very thankful to them for collecting me. carol thought her house would be safe but tonight she's one of more than 100 evacuees in this worcestershire market town. our house is flooded completely up there. must be terrifying to see. absolutely, yeah. i don't like water at all. and i'm not very good with my balance because of arthritis. yeah, it was a bit scary. what state is the house in? terrible. wrecked, really. how long have you lived here? 11 years. ever seen anything this bad? no, never, no. i don't want to see it again.
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it's very upsetting. these rescue teams are going to be working through the night, going down the streets, from house—to—house, trying to find if anybody is still trapped inside. from the river clyde in glasgow to the far south—west of england, dennis has been an unwelcome weekend guest in almost every part of the uk. vast areas overwhelmed by huge quantities of rainfall. we are doing more and more than ever before in terms of investing in flood defences, protecting more homes than we have been able to before but we are seeing a higher frequency of these sorts of freak weather events. absolutely terrifying. we could lose everything. butjules in tenbury wells says communities like hers need more protection. they could have put nonreturn valves on the drains, to stop that. they could have built flood defences down there. they haven't done anything.
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the government say they are doing more than has ever been done. i think they are in big areas but not little towns like this. we are last on the list of priorities, aren't we? one more rescue. this time, this family. including 16—year—old winston. it's quite scary. just thinking you're going to fall off. they were carrying you tight. yes, 0k. tonight, they're on their way to an emergency shelter and tenbury wells is pretty much cut off. jon kay, bbc news, worcestershire. fiona trott gave us the latest from york, where water levels have already risen in the city. this lake is a city centre car park. the levels have risen by 50 centimetres over the past 12 hours and it is why the carrier is a main priority for the environment agency. it means the flood gates are closed
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and it is trying to stop the water backing up. the army has been handing out hundreds of sandbags are the latest prediction from the environment agency is that the highest level in the next 36 hours will be at 4.5 metres at around 1230 tomorrow afternoon. not those record levels we saw back in 2000 when they reached 5.4 metres. right now there are 29 flood warnings in place in north yorkshire. nine in and around york. they were for this afternoon. tonight here in new york, it is about preparation. alexandra mackenzie has spent the day in the scottish borders. three rivers here last night reached record levels following a day of heavy rain which led to serious flooding is both here and in the surrounding villages. many people
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had to be evacuated from their homes as the water levels began to rise. 0ne as the water levels began to rise. one man said he quickly had to pack a bag for himself and his 10—week—old baby as his house began to flood. 0ne couple had to be rescued by the emergency services as there car span off the road and was rammed intoa there car span off the road and was rammed into a fence. they were taken to hospital but have since been released. the flood levels all the river levels here have peak. we are not expecting any more water here, it is the wind that will be a problem both overnight and tomorrow morning. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages in the papers with our reviewers, rob merrick, the deputy political editor at the independent and ruth lea, who's an economics adviser for the arbuthnot banking group. that's coming up at 11:30.
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itv cancelled tonight's edition of the reality tv show love island following the death of its former host caroline flack. tributes continued to pour in today to the 40—year—old, who was found dead in her london flat yesterday. this report from helena wilkinson has flash photography. a hugely popular and successful television presenter, caroline flack was a natural. she made presenting look easy. it appeared to be a glamorous life, but one that was very much in the public eye, and under constant scrutiny. today her friend, laura whitmore, who replaced her as a presenter on love island, didn't hold back. there was grief, as well as anger. anyone who knew caroline knew that she was vivacious, loving and had a passion for life. to the press, the newspapers, who create click bait,
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who demonise and tear down success, we've had enough. you don't have to tear down someone to feel good about yourself. it was december when she was charged with assaulting her boyfriend, lewis burton. there was a media scrum at her first court appearance where she denied the charge. she wasn't allowed any contact with mr burton. he denied being a victim and he didn't want the prosecution to go ahead. today he posted this message. he appeared to criticise the way the case was handled, saying, "i was not allowed to be there this time. questions, too, from her management, who labelled it a show trial. the crown prosecution service says it won't comment on this case. this is itv headquarters. the broadcaster earlier decided not to show tonight's episode
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of love island out of respect for caroline's family but itv said the programme would return tomorrow night, and include a tribute to the television presenter who they say will forever be in their hearts. as tributes continue, there are questions about why this has happened, and calls, too, for more compassion. weeks before her death she wrote of the weight of media intrusion, saying, "in a world where you can be anything, be kind." helena wilkinson reporting there. and if you're affected by any of the issues in our report, information and support is available from bbc actionline, and there's the number for you on the screen now. the headlines on bbc news: south wales police have declared flooding and landslides caused by storm dennis a major incident. heavy rain and strong winds continue to lash large parts of the uk.
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itv cancels tonight's edition of love island out of respect for the family of former presenter caroline flack. the broadcaster says it's devastated by her death. thousands of passengers face major disruption at heathrow airport, after a systems failure affects all terminals. the airport says it's experiencing technical problems. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's ben croucher. good evening. england skipper eoin morgan feels there is no limit to what his side can achieve winning the deciding t20 against south africa in stunning fashion. south africa batted first and flayed england's bowlers around centurion, heinrich klassen making 66 from 33 balls as england were set 223 to win. they were always up with the run rate remarkably with jonny bairstow and jos buttler making
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half centuries. morgan reached his 50 offjust 21 balls and was there in the final over as england won by 5 wickets. morgan won player of the match and the series. there is a lot of cricket to be played and particularly with a lot of tests, t20, one—day games and our main focus again will be on the t20 world cup, with experiences like this getting them out of the guys and being on top of teams and trying to replicate a little bit of what we will be exposed to in australia. it will be exposed to in australia. it will be exposed to in australia. it will be difficult at times that mind is fully focused on that. in the premier league, arsenal climbed up to 10th with a 4—0 win over newcastle. all the goals at the emirates came after half time — giving mikel arteta only his second win as manager. nick parrott has more. he said he wanted people who deliver passion and energy when he took
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charge of arsenal during the festive season. charge of arsenal during the festive season. it has taken until now for him to see it. after a first half to forget against newcastle at the emirates, arsenalfans forget against newcastle at the emirates, arsenal fans were treated toa emirates, arsenal fans were treated to a second—half tooth saver. they know what to expect from the top scorer and this is what they have been hoping forfrom pepe. but they have not seen this from their highest played player in a long time. he struggled under the former boss and his relationship with the new one is much better, repairing his confidence in him with his first goal in ten months. that boosted alexander as well, coming off the bench to end a nine game goal drought to secure arsenal their biggest win of the season. we had to close the gap with the top teams and we had to put the drawers into winds and this was the first opportunity for us. they are now five weeks away six place sheffield united and will
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hope they can close that gap before the end of the season. spurs left it very late to grab the winner at aston villa. son heung min scored the crucial goal — his second of the match — to snatch a 3—2 victory and lift jose mourinho's side to fifth in the table but villa stay one point above the relegation zone. celtic overcame windy conditions in aberdeen to win 2—1 in the scottish premiership and preserve their 10 points advantage at the top. kristoffer ajer scored the winner for celtic nine minutes from time in conditions manager neil lennon described awful and the hardest he'd had. elsewhere, rangers were 1—0 winners against livingston in a game that was put back 24 hours due to a waterlogged pitch. scott arfield's second half winner leaves steven gerrard's side with a glimmer of hope of catching their old firm rivals. hibs also won. rory mcilroy has slipped down the leaderboard on the final day of the pga tour event in california. he was tied for the lead at the start of the day
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but a triple bogey on the fifth saw him drop from contention. australian adam scott is the leader right now on. he is on ten under par with two holes still to play. british number two kyle edmund has won only his second tour title — beating andreas seppi in the final of the new york 0pen. he won 7—5, 6—1 and 81 minutes. it's his first victory since october 2018. dom inglot won the doubles title too. shaun murphy thrashed kyren wilson 9—1 to win the welsh 0pen — his second title of the season. he raced into a 7—1 lead in the afternoon session and knocked in his third century in the first frame this evening too. it comes 14 years too after he was beaten in the final by stephen lee. that's all the sport for now. you can get plenty more reaction to the english win over south africa on oui’ the english win over south africa on our website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. plenty more football on there as
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well. further restrictions have been imposed on people living in hubei province in china — the area at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak. only one person from each household will be allowed out every three days. meanwhile british passengers who've been quarantined on a cruise liner off japan, have criticised the uk government after the us sent two aircraft to bring home american citizens. there are now 355 cases of coronavirus on the ship. from yokohama, rupert wingfield—hayes reports. only those american guests who are disembarking the diamond princess tonight... for the americans at least, this is the moment that for many could not come soon enough. 0n the dockside, the buses lining up ready to take them to tokyo airport and an evacuation flight home. 355 passengers aboard the diamond princess have now been diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
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in the last two days, there has been a steady stream of ambulances removing them from the giant ship. 70 cases today alone. when i got through to american gay courter in her cabin, she was busy packing, more than eager to get off the ship. i do not feel safe on this ship. i do not know how more of us who've been sitting here for 12 days are getting contaminated, but something is going wrong. this is a failed quarantine. but i think we have figured that in the first few days when the numbers kept rising. it is very clear from the statement that the us government has made that it is worried the quarantine on board the ship is not working, and that its citizens are in danger, and that's why it has decided to take them off. several other governments have now followed, including canada, hong kong and taiwan. so, the pressure is really now on the british government to make a response.
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in a statement today, the foreign office said it shared us concerns about the potential risk of exposure, and it was working urgently to find the best way to keep british nationals safe from infection. united kingdom... but for british passenger david abel, that was not nearly enough. this afternoon he took to social media to express his frustration. it feels that we have been forgotten, that you don't really care about us, and that you're actually not wanting us to come home. at tokyo's haneda airport tonight, the us—chartered planes touch down. the american evacuees now face a gruelling flight, and another quarantine. but those we spoke to say they prefer that to spending another day on a ship where they do not feel safe. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in yokohama. thousands of passengers are facing major disruption at heathrow airport, after a systems failure
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affecting all terminals. travellers described the situation as ‘chaos' with departure screens not working — and no announcements, leaving people unsure where to go to catch their flights. the airport have said, they experienced technical problems, and have deployed ‘passenger ambassadors', to show people to their gates and that the systems are now begining to return to normal after the technical issues were resolved. sam mills is a ba passenger. he missed his flight back home to pittsburgh in the states. he spoke to us from a queue at heathrow airport. i arrived and initially the baggage trays were not working, the belts to ta ke trays were not working, the belts to take the bags to the plane and that was about one 0'clock. i got through security quickly and on arriving the flight security quickly and on arriving the flight boards were not updating from two o'clock onwards. i was delayed.
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m essa g es two o'clock onwards. i was delayed. messages on the board had no gate information, not my flight and then u nfortu nately after information, not my flight and then unfortunately after asking a representative what had happened he informed me not to worry and then i checked five minutes or so to make sure the gate had not pop up and as soon sure the gate had not pop up and as soon as sure the gate had not pop up and as soon as it did pop up it told me that the flight had departed. where does that leave you now? can you be put on another flight or are you stranded? right nowl am put on another flight or are you stranded? right now i am stranded. there is a line 300 feet this way of people waiting for that line. u nfortu nately people waiting for that line. unfortunately the plane is not moved in half—an—hour so we been standing here for an hour but there is no communication from british airways whatsoever about what to do next. communication from british airways whatsoever about what to do nextm terms of things like food, water, just keeping yourself up, do you have access to that? other staff helping you with that? this is been a point of discontent amongst many of the passengers around me that we
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have not been offered any information, nobody from british airways walking up and down the line, we are apprehensive to leave the line to get anything to eat or drink. iam the line to get anything to eat or drink. i am flying alone and i do not want to lose my place in line. soi not want to lose my place in line. so i cannot leave. have the extra ambassadors we have heard about, have they been able to tell you when things will be fixed? we have not been given any information from british airways and they have not put anything over the tannoy system either. what is your plan? as of right now i am waiting in this line to see, once a get to the desk before it closes tonight, just to see what kind of accommodation they can provide. and to find my way home as quickly as possible. well, in the last hour heathrow has said that the technical issue has now been resolved and that systems are ‘returning to normal‘.
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a spokesman said, ‘we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused our passengers. 0ur teams will continue to monitor our systems and will be on hand across our terminals to provide assistance to passengers 3s we work to resume our regular operations.‘ and we‘ll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers, rob merrick, the deputy political editor at the independent, and ruth lea, who‘s an economics adviser for the arbuthnot banking group. that‘s coming up after the headlines at 11:30. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello there. heavy rain that storm dennis brought us, over a month worth across the hills of south wales, it also brought us a nasty flooding. we have for severe flood warnings in force across stretches of the river in shropshire and worcestershire. it was only to the thanks of the environment agency that these properties in bewdley stayed out of the flood waters of the river severn. the temporary
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flood defences doing theirjob. we still have over 300 flood warnings in force across the uk. for some communities the flooding could get worse before it gets better, even as the rain stops coming down. i‘m talking of rain, more of that to come in scotland over the next few hours as at the core of storm dennis passes close to the north. there will also be strong wind gusting 70 mile an hour. that is not the only place that will be windy. the irish sea coast in the english channel coast could get gusts of winds of 60 or 70 miles coast could get gusts of winds of 60 or70 miles an coast could get gusts of winds of 60 or 70 miles an hour and there will be plenty of showers around. 0ddly speaking, monday is a day of sunshine and showers with the showers most frequent across the north and west where they will come through with hail and thunder mixed in. nowhere is immune from an odd downpour and temperatures, 8— 11 degrees but feeling a little colder than that given the strength of the wind. another windy day to come on tuesday, a trough will bring organised showers eastwards across all parts of the country. these showers could be heavy with some
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thunder mixed in with them and behind that trough the air gets colder so the charlatan wintry for a while, snow over the high ground of scotla nd while, snow over the high ground of scotland and filling colder in scotland, northern ireland and england, temperatures dropping to around six or seven celsius. the wind is calm down through tuesday night thanks to this ridge of high pressure ahead of the next weather system that is coming through for wednesday. that means it will be a fine start to the day if a little chilly, the cloud thickens in the west and rain getting into northern ireland, spreading to western scotland, western parts of england and wales as we have through the afternoon. damages rise through the day and will continue to rise into wednesday night as the mild error eventually swings in. on thursday we will see some showers following, temperatures dropping so it will feel cooler again and by friday it looks like it will be a wet and windy day you‘ll —— day. but in the short term, the main concern is of the risk of flooding. 00:29:19,045 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 the headlines on bbc news:
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