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and to the voice of business — particularly when it comes to brexit. up to now i don't think business has managed to get it views across effectively enough, or it simply hasn't been listened to, and that's particularly true of smaller businesses. now i think we've got a bit of a window and that might change, and that might enable there to be a bit of a rethink about some of these questions about the single market, the customs union, how the regulatory frameworks are going to work. while many, in fact most, businesses would like to retain preferential access to our largest export market, john elliott, who runs this electrical goods manufacturer in county durham says we must not lose sight of why people like him voted to leave. i hope common sense prevails. my view of the brexit is that we've got to leave them become the same as the other people who aren't in the european union, countries like usa, canada, australia, japan, and we trade like them and give up ourfree access to the single market, but get back control of our economy and immigration. even ignoring the election result,
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there's evidence that the prospect of brexit is affecting an industry that relies heavily on overseas workers — health. there's been a 96% fall in the number of eu nationals registering to work as a nurse in the uk. the institute of directors polled its members over the weekend, and last week's election has had a clear negative impact on business morale. there's been a sudden drop in business confidence, as a direct result of what happened in the election. our members are feeling much less confident about the prospects for the uk economy and they're concerned about the potential impact on their own businesses, as well. it may be that the business voice gets wider audience in government, but with so much political uncertainty, even that prospect is not doing much to lift the gloom. simon jack, bbc news. let's get more on fallout from the general election. at a meeting with her backbenchers this evening, theresa may has apologised for the tories‘ performance in the general election, saying: "i got us into this mess and i'll get us out of it".
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let's get more on what went on, our political correspondent ben wright is at westminster for us. what eu hearing from what went on in that meeting? it has a ring of laurel and hardy about it, that phrase. i got us hardy about it, that phrase. i got us into this mess and i will get us out of it. she has offered herself up out of it. she has offered herself up to the parliament as it the person to fix things. it's clear a humbled prime minister appeared before the 1922 committee, showed contrition, and won applause. you get a sense from the people who left the meeting that they were reassured by what she said, and how she said it. i think often over the last year that has been a strong sense of theresa may being steely and promote, difficult to reach, by the tory party in parliament. —— steely and promote. the way she put herself
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across today was beneficial to her. she remains in a precarious position, no question, and the tory party are livid about what has happened, but she admitted it was her responsibility, she decided to call this election, she apologised for what happened, but said she would now be the person. so long as they wanted her to be— the person to ta ke they wanted her to be— the person to take this forward. i wonder what that says about future relations between the prime minister and her backbenchers. there has been a real shift in terms of power balance. she is now very much, it is not overstating it, to say she is a prisoner of her party and cabinet. she is wholly dependent on their support now for her continuation in office. that is a massive change from where she was before britain went to the polls last thursday, when she ruled supreme over her party. that is not the case now, a p pa re ntly party. that is not the case now, apparently there was no discussion at this meeting about how long she might remain as leader and prime
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minister. she has said i will serve you as long as you want me to. she knows it is out of her hands, but she is helped by the fact that there is no appetite within parliamentary tory party for a leadership contest right now. a number of tory mps i spoke to today said there is simply no desire for that, they do not want borisjohnson, somebody no desire for that, they do not want boris johnson, somebody said no desire for that, they do not want borisjohnson, somebody said to me. i think would be only real contender, ready to go now, whether to bea contender, ready to go now, whether to be a leadership election to be called. if that did happen, it would almost be an inevitable demand for another general election and tory mps do not want that. circumstances mean that despite this dreadful result for theresa may personally, and the tory party in the election, she had to stay where she is for now because really there is no alternative. thank you, ben wright. the duchess of cambridge has been
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meeting victims of the terror attack in london at kings college hospital. she has also met the doctors and nurses hurt in the attack. it people we re nurses hurt in the attack. it people were killed and 48 others injured when three men drove a van into pedestrians on london bridge, then stabbed people in borough market. here is our royal correspondent. a senior royal and those who responded to the aftermath of the attack. nine days on, several patients continue to be cared for here. it's everyone, isn't it, the team that's involved. well done to you. thank you. the first of the injured arrived in the back of a police van. king's college hospital is sadly well used to treating stab victims, normally they're young men. the amount of female patient that were involved, which i think was quite traumatic for the staff, and for everybody involved. alos, patients were very distressed, and the people that brought them in, as well, it was alljust unfolding
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in front of us. this hospital is one of five that responded to the terror attack. the skill of the surgeons and quality of the care provided has meant that everyone who made it to hospital has survived. one of them is candice hedge, reunited here with herfamily. she was stabbed in the neck. the 34—year—old is from brisbane. two other australians didn't survive. it's such a tight community and... yeah, it's not fair that they didn't make it, and i don't know if i'm lucky or unlucky for making it, but, you know, ijust want to try and be as positive as i can about a pretty bad situation. you've got lots of people to support, who experienced the trauma... this is a hospital caring for mental as well as physical wounds, and this is a royal visit that recognises, said one doctor, hard work being done in tough times. peter hunt, bbc news, king's college hospital, london. an investigation has begun
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into an incident that forced a chinese plane to make an emergency landing in sydney, with a large hole in one of its engines. passengers on board the china eastern airlines flight, bound for shanghai, described a burning smell and a loud noise shortly after take off. the airbus a330 managed to land safely and there were no reports of injuries, as richard galpin reports. the plane, which was due to fly to shanghai, back down on the tarmac at sydney airport after a mid—air emergency. and this was the problem. part of the left engine ripped away, leaving a gaping hole. for the passengers, everything had been normal until suddenly about an hour into the flight, it became clear there was a major problem. it took off like normal and then all of a sudden some of our friends that were with us smelt burning. we didn't think anything of it
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really but all of a sudden it got really loud. i heard the noise and i'm not sure what is the noise, but the cabin crew went out and they were very, like, they told us too fasten our seat belts and tried to calm us down. they told us to fasten our seat belts and tried to calm us down. but we were actually very panicked because we had no idea what was happening. it was a little shocking. i couldn't really tell what it was a first but then i realised there was a hole in the engine. so what could have caused such serious damage to the engine? the plane is an airbus a330, like this one. it has rolls—royce engines, and the company says it will help with the investigation, which is likely to look at all potential factors, including maintenance records, and whether some kind of object got inside the engine. and, meanwhile, there are reports that this kind of engine damage on the china eastern airlines plane has also occurred on other aircraft. richard galpin, bbc news.
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many children are confused about where their food comes from, according to a new poll. in a survey of more than 5,000 children between the ages of five and 16, some thought cheese comes from plants, tomatoes grow underground, and nearly a fifth of the very youngest thought fish fingers were made from chicken. andy moore has the details. the poll for healthy eating week threw up some surprising results. around a quarter of all children thought strawberryjam could be included as one of their five a day portions of fruit and veg. around 11% of teenagers said that fruit pastilles would count. there was quite a bit of confusion about where food came from. something reflected in the responses of these youngsters. do you know what fish fingers are made of? chicken.
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fish. dead fish. fish. fish and breadcrumbs. tomatoes, where do you get those? you get them... from the shop. ground. trees. tomato plants. do you know where cheese comes from? no idea. no. not sure. it's made out of milk. just under a quarter of five to seven—year—olds in the survey thought that prawns were plants and a fifth believed that chips were made from animals. the managing director of the british nutrition foundation said that schools and families could and should work together to educate children about making healthier choices. a hedgehog which blew up to twice its size has been rescued and diagnosed with a severe case
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of "balloon syndrome". the male hedgehog was spotted in doncaster walking around in circles with the illness, which is caused by gas collecting underneath the skin after injury or infection. it is being treated by the rspca, which released some of the air and is giving the animal antibiotics before it is released back into the wild. time for a look at the weather with louise lear. good evening. it's been a bright and breezy affair for many of us. as the evening progressed, the cloud broke up, we evening progressed, the cloud broke up, we saw some evening progressed, the cloud broke up, we saw some sunshine and it was a pleasant end to the day for many. more cloud in the north—west, gloomy with showers to, as well. that story will continue through the night. showers into northern ireland in
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north—west scotland in particular, along with north west england and wales for a time. further south, touch of fog, but clearer skies. temperatures in rural spots falling into single figures, a chilly start. the rain in the north—west will be quite happy in the morning, through much of scotland. a bright start into eastern scotland. —— quite heavyin into eastern scotland. —— quite heavy in the morning. shaurya in northern ireland and much of northern england. there will be some cloud around. further south, northern england. there will be some cloud around. furthersouth, patchy mist and fog lifting, temperatures starting to climb. decent spells of sunshine. with light winds it will go quite pleasant through the course of the day. as we go into the afternoon, the changes will be persistent rain in the north—west becoming lighter and showery. allowing for some brighter skies into north—west scotland by the end of the day. we will see is fair weather cloud developing further south, but warm. 23 degrees behind here, or 90 degrees with some sunshine burden. into wednesday, an
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area of low pressure threatening but the differences, this high pressure will still hang on in and we getting some warm, even humid airfrom the near continent. so when state could be quite hot, particularly in the south—east corner. some decent spells of sunshine across england and wales particularly. clouding over with some showers into the far north—west but temperatures will respond, maybe a size 26 degrees in the south—east. still quite warm in the far north, with 17 or 18 degrees not out of the question. we could see with that humility summer thundery downpours, some heavy, triggered into the south—east. at the same time, our weather front sta rts the same time, our weather front starts to push through. the wind swing round to westerly, and introduced fresh air. from thursday to friday, a scattering of showers but fresher for many. still pleasa ntly warm but fresher for many. still pleasantly warm with decent spells of sunshine in south—east. this is bbc news. i'm julian worricker the headlines at 8pm. theresa may apologises
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to tory mps for the party's election performance, telling them "i got us into this mess i'll get us out of it." the first secretary of state, damian green, confirms there could be a delay to the queen's speech, but denies that speculation about the date is evidence that the government is in chaos. we want to produce a substantial queen ‘s speech. a substantial queen's speech. there is a huge amount of work to get on with, not just the brexit negotiations, which start next week, but many other challenges that face us. the brexit secretary, david davis, says brexit talks will begin next week, despite the uncertainty of recent days, as he warns the uk will walk away from a bad deal.
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