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the governor of the bank of england gives his clearest signal yet that interest rates are set to rise. mark carney hinted that rates could go up this autumn — the first time in ten years. if the economy continues on the track that it's been on, and all indications are that it is, in the relatively near term we can expect that interest rates would increase somewhat. mr carney also warned against "reckless" household borrowing. we'll be asking what sort of interest rate rise we can expect. also this lunchtime. in work sobbing today... nhs staff shortages are compromising patient care, and mean some patients are dying alone — according to the nurses union. the eu says "miracles" are needed for brexit talks on a future trade deal next month — but theresa may is more upbeat. i'm pleased that the negotiations have been making progress and i look forward to developing that deep and special partnership with the eu because i think it's not only in the interests of the uk, but i think it's in the interests
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of the eu as well. british climber andrew foster has been killed in a massive rockslide in yosemite national park — his wife is in a critical condition in hospital. three former tesco executives have gone on trial accused of fraud and false accounting. good morning, everyone, welcome to the exciting new sound... and it's been the soundtrack to teenagers‘ lives since the 60s — we're celebrating 50 years of bbc radio one. and coming up in the sport and bbc news, sergio aguero is involved in a car crash in amsterdam but could his injuries lead two weeks on the sidelines? good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one.
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the governor of the bank of england, mark carney, has given another strong hint that interest rates will rise this autumn for the first time in a decade. the base rate was cut to the current record low — of a quarter of one percent — after the eu referendum. the bank has since been under mounting pressure to raise rates to help curb inflation. mr carney told the bbc that they are likely to rise in the "relatively near term." our correspondent simon gompertz reports. it looks like the cost of money, the interest rate on the cash we borrow, is about to go up, because this man, the canadian mark no opportunity to ram home this morning that the bank's base interest rate is on the rise. what we have said is that if the economies continues on the track it has been on, and all indications are that it is, in the relatively near term we can
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expect that interest rates would increase somewhat. the history is that the bank base rate last went up in 2007. then, after the financial crisis in 2009, it was cut to 0.5%. and in the wake of the eu referendum, it was reduced again to an emergency low of 0.25% to calm nerves. now there's another concern — inflation. prices are rising by an average of nearly 3% a year and that is way above what the bank of england is supposed to allow. and traditionally the way it deals with inflation is to raise interest rates, to increase the cost of money, discourage people from spending so much. so in a couple of months‘ time, just as christmas shopping gets underway, we may have higher rates so more costly mortgages to contend with. so we think interest rates will rise by 0.25% in november. that will take the base rate back up
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to 0.5% where it has been for the past seven years or so. the crucial thing now is what the bank of england does around communication, indicating to businesses and consumers whether this is one and done, just a reversal of the emergency cut post the eu referendum, or whether this is the beginning of a series. this was mr carney‘s firmest indication yet that he would vote for a rate rise in november, although it is the whole of the bank of england's monetary policy committee, nine people including independent economists, who will be taking that decision. simonjoins us now. how big a rise could we expect? possibly a quarter of a percent, as you heard, that would take us up to half a percent, it could be less than that in theory depending on what they vote for. the impact on a quarter percent of a typical variable rate mortgage will be an extra £15 a month in payments. not
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huge, but of course, what matters is what they do after that, whether there is a series of increases i think the expectation is another increase wouldn't come for another six months or so, depending on circumstances. they also talked today about consumer credit credit on credit cards, overdrafts, personal loans rising very fast. the governor of the bank of england said that was reckless, the lenders in allowing bad and it had become frothy so perhaps there will be more action on that in future. in the round, this is an indication that this era of easy money is coming to an end and people might wonder, he said there's again and again in recent months, why does he keep saying? i think it's because in the past the bank of england has given the signal rates might rise and it hadn't happened, the boy who cried wolf but now he's making sure it's being firmly understood by people
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that a rate rise in his view is under way. patient care is being damaged because of a shortage of nurses, according to the royal college of nursing, in some cases meaning patients are dying alone on wards. in a survey of 30,000 of its members across the uk, more than half said they were upset after their last shift because they couldn't provide the care they wanted. here's our correspondent jenny walrond. ifeel like i'm spinning plates but the plates are patients. that to me is the worst feeling. i no longer wish to be a nurse. i'm not able to provide my patients with even the basics of nursing care due to the constant lack of staff. i failed my patients, colleagues and now my family. i cried all the way home. i drove home from work sobbing today knowing that the patients i care for did not even get a fraction of the level of care that i would consider acceptable. i felt useless, unsafe and out of my depth. i now worry every time i drive to work. the royal college of nursing asked members in may to describe their
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last shift. among more than 30,000 responses, they heard from many nurses describing themselves as exhausted, demoralised and totally burned out. these are the stories we hear every day. our staff are doing their best to provide the care so i would not say the patients are not getting good care, they are trying to give the excellent care when they can but they do not have the time to provide the caring aspect. the rcn is now calling for legislation guaranteeing safe and effective nurse staffing. it says members are reporting delays in giving essential medication such as insulin for diabetics and antibiotics for sepsis. patients wetting their beds because there was no one to help them to the bathroom. and people dying alone. i think we have now got to the stage where the nhs is in the worst level that i have seen it in my a0 year career as a nurse. and i think we are now
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seeing patient care suffer because of it. the department of health said there are over 11,000 more nurses on the wards than seven years ago and it has committed to funding an extra 10,000 posts for nurses and other health workers by 2020. but the rcn says that is just a drop in the ocean. nhs providers, which represents hospitals and other health trusts, says the report is a powerful reminder of the relentless pressures faced by front line staff. jenny walrond, bbc news. the president of the european commission has warned that "miracles" are needed to allow brexit negotiations to move on to discussion about a future trade deal between the uk and eu by the end of next month. jean—claude juncker made the remark ahead of a summit of european leaders in estonia, which is being attended by theresa may. speaking as she arrived, the prime minister insisted that "very good progress" had been made in the first phase of talks. 0ur correspondent gavin lee is in tallin. gavin, different signals coming from
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the leaders? what do you read into that? yes, on the face of it, theresa may is a bit part player, the leaders are meeting in the culture centre behind me, the digital future culture centre behind me, the digitalfuture of europe culture centre behind me, the digital future of europe and crafting out very early on, dry to carve out a new vision for europe without exit. it's the second time the leaders have met, in bratislava last year, when she arrived, theresa may was told politely not to mention the b word, she arrived here today and some of the leaders gave their thoughts on it. in three weeks' time ultimately given week she's had, florence speech breaking some kind ofa florence speech breaking some kind of a deadlock, momentum perhaps on the talks with david davis and michel barnier, the other leaders will decide in three weeks as there are sufficient progress or jean—claude juncker on the head are sufficient progress or jean—claudejuncker on the head of the european commission, he told me in recall would need to happen, is a
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short while ago was theresa may's version of events so far. i have set out in my foreign speech the progress that we've made on a number of issues and the vision that i have for the deep and special partnership that we can develop with the european union in future. i am pleased that the negotiations have been making progress and i look forward to developing that deep and special partnership with the eu because i think it is not only the interests of the uk, it's in the interests of the eu as well. i think ithink in i think in a nutshell, this is about either way diplomacy, as one person put it, this is about theresa may talking on the sidelines to people like angela merkel, getting the nuances, 01’ like angela merkel, getting the nuances, or people shaping towards this tick for a sufficient progress? a climber from wales has been killed at yosemite national park in california. andrew foster, who was 32, was trapped by a massive rock—fall below the face of the huge granite mass el capitan on wednesday. the man's wife is in hospital with serious injuries.
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0ur correspondent richard galpin reports. already this week they've been to meet mike wrote major rock falls from the iconic granite dome known as al kapitan 0. for those caught beneath the only way to stay alive is to get out as fast as possible. the 32—year—old judge climber andrew foster did not make it. he was trapped by rocks weighing more than 1000 tonnes which fell off ted mack three on wednesday afternoon. he and his wife who was injured were checking the routes to the top. they we re checking the routes to the top. they were not actually rock climbing at the time, they were walking along near the base of the dome, sweet looking at climbing routes and it wasjust a tragic, tragic looking at climbing routes and it was just a tragic, tragic situation, the wrong place at the wrong time. and yesterday was another incident, as more rocks came crashing down the
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cliff face. this man was injured when a rocket came through the roof of their car as they dry to escape. it sounded like thunder. and she looked back and said, there is smoke coming out of the mountain. the mountain has exploded, it is falling, falling, we were driving as faras we falling, falling, we were driving as far as we could. at the same time i husband reached up and he said my head, my head, he was bleeding profusely and hurting. the routes at el capiatno, all 3600 feet of it are amongst the world's greatest rock climbs and attract experienced mountaineers like andrew foster and his wife lucy. in a statement, patagonia the outdoor clothing company which andrew foster worked for said he was a much loved member of their team and a passionate climber, mountaineer and skier who loved being in the out doors. his wife remains in hospital where she
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is being treated for serious injuries. richard galpin, bbc news. the aviation minister, lord callanan, has accused ryanair of behaving "disgracefully" towards its passengers for its handling of the cancellation of thousands of flights. the civil aviation authority accused the airline of "persistently misleading passengers" about the kind of compensation they can claim. ryanair says it will fully comply with all the requirements. former ira members could for the first time face criminal charges in connection with their alleged role in the events of bloody sunday in 1972. thirteen people were shot dead when soldiers opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in londonderry. another died later of his injuries. the police began an investigation into bloody sunday after a public inquiry found the shootings were unjustified. prosecutors are already considering whether to charge some former soldiers. three former tesco executives are in court over their alleged role in a multi—million pound accounting scandal. the supermarket‘s former managing
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director, its finance director and food commercial director are accused of helping to inflate the company's profits in 2014. all three men deny charges of fraud by abuse of position, and false accounting. emma simpson is at southwark crown court. emma... we've had a lot of big financial criminal trials at this court but never one involving a supermarket retail, probably the biggest trial grocery world has ever seen. as you say, it's biggest trial grocery world has ever seen. as you say, its three years since his accounting scandal erupted, this morning the prosecution started to outline its arguments and at its essence they said, this was a case about cooking the books. chris bush, he used to be tesco's uk boss, now accused of abusing his position to grossly inflate reta iler‘s abusing his position to grossly inflate retailer's profits. so too was carl rogberg, tesco's uk finance
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director and john scouler, the former commercial director. all jointly charged of massaging the figures. the case centres on tesco's accounts, in september 2a team it revealed it had vastly overstated but it was expect them to make in profits. there was a shortfall of £250 million, the accounting scandal was headline news as tesco share price limited and billions wiped off the value of the company. the prosecution alleges the three men we re prosecution alleges the three men were the generals who were in a position of trust, had huge compensation to safeguard the financial health of the company. not only did they encourage the misrepresentation of figures, they pressurised others under their control, the three men deny all the charges in a trial that said to last at least three months. the courts been hearing about her
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backin the courts been hearing about her back in 2014 tesco employees were under great pressure to meet targets which were aggressive and unrealistic. the qc said at that point tesco sales were getting worse and the whole and the account was getting bigger. the three accused not only made the financial picture tesco look better than it actually was, they used their managerial authority and actively encouraged those working beneath them to falsify the figures and when the subordinates objected they were bullied for the worst into carrying on with the practice and when an a ccou nta nt on with the practice and when an accountant raised the alarm she said it was like a hand grenade had gone off in tesco's executive board. the case continues. emma, thank you. our top story this lunchtime. the governor of the bank of england gives his clearest signal yet that interest rates are set to rise. coming up, saving the white cliffs of dover. how a public appeal raised over £1 million. coming up in sport,
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disappointment for championship leader lewis hamilton, sliding off the track during the practice rounds of the mayalsian grand prix and into sixth place. the uk's fishing industry is likely to be radically affected by brexit, even though it accounts for a relatively small part of the economy. for decades, british fishing fleets have been governed by eu quotas which have restricted the fish they can catch, and how much they can land. 0ur correspondent wyre davies has been speaking to people in the industry in cornwall, where many are optimistic about the future. an industry that once seemed on its knees, with boats scrapped and crews laid off, now sees salvation in brexit. deep sea trawling is hard, backbreaking work, but among the crew of the golden harvest, a trainee, glad of the future fishing for pilchards
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in the region where well—paid, stable jobs are hard to come by. all my friends are doing it. more adventurous. a different thing every day. yeah, shorter hours, more money. it's a win—win. this catch is heading straight for export and although fishing accounts for a tiny part of the uk economy, it is hard to think of many sectors that will be more heavily affected by britain's withdrawal from the eu. a career on the high seas clearly isn't for everybody but here in cornwall and in other british fishing communities they are confident that brexit will breathe life back into the deep sea fishing industry, an industry which they say has been held back by decades of eu quotas and restrictions. david stevens has invested thousands of pounds in nets and high—tech gear but because of eu quotas he still discards hundreds of tonnes of fish every year. it is now time, he says,
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for the uk to take back control of its waters and says the industry has never been so united. the uk only has access to 10% of the haddock quota and france has 60% and that is right on their doorstep. you bring that profitability back into the industry, there's a great future for the youngsters here. we're not going to need funding from central government for fishing, we're going to be bringing in revenues for the local community so it's a great opportunity for all of the coast of the uk. we are an island nation and there is profit from our seas. 48.5 kilos, 150. britain exports more than £1.5 billion worth of fish, most of it to europe, but we import almost as much from the eu. as with all things brexit, it is all about negotiating and making deals with brussels for what happens after we leave. it will be about this size here, six to seven inches, something like that. it's complicated. cornwall, a county that voted in favour of brexit,
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is one of the biggest recipients of european aid and this scheme to prepare youngsters for a career after brexit is partly paid for with eu money. i'm proud to be cornish and what's more cornish than being a fisherman? and i want to stay in the area and find an industry that will keep me down here. for 50 years, eu fishing policy has dictated where uk boats fish and how much they can catch. the industry is entering uncharted waters but here they are confident british deep sea fishing can prosper after brexit. wyre davies, bbc news, newlyn. it's emerged that tens of thousands of people with dementia and other conditions are missing out on a council tax discount which could save them hundreds of pounds a year. the consumer website moneysavingexpert has revealed large variations in the number of claims across england, scotland and wales. 0ur health editor, hugh pym, reports. here you go, mum.
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there is your soup. vivian has a rare form of alzheimers, for her daughter catherine and the rest of the family organising care was a daunting task but they weren't told they could make big savings on vivian's council tax bill. they found out by chance and were eventually able to claim back thousands of pounds. you have to go out and ask, you are never offered the information, that's been one of my biggest issues with this whole journey for the last six years is that we've always had to fight for something to make life better and easier for mum. anyone with what's called a severe mental impairment and eligible for certain benefits can claim a council tax discount, 100% if they live alone or 25% if they live with one other person. but new research shows huge variations in people claiming the reduction. at spelthorne it's ten residents and in east ayrshire only 11, but in east dunbartonshire is 447 and ashford 423, all areas
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with similar populations. the discount has been given to protect the most vulnerable in society, to give them more funds to make their homes suitable for them to live in as their condition deteriorates. that's a good thing but the fact that bureaucratic ineptitude is stopping people getting that discount is not a good scenario. the discount rules apply in scotland, wales and england, a whitehall spokesman giving a view for england said all councils were expected to ensure those entitled to the support did receive it. hugh pym, bbc news. birmingham is to be the uk's official candidate city for the 2022 commonwealth games. the deadline for bids is tomorrow but there are no other bidders currently in the race so, barring a shock late bid, the games will go birmingham. let's speak to our sports editor, dan roan. is great news for birmingham?m
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certainly looks that way. for the last few weeks the government has been weighing up whether to proceed with a formal bid ever since it preferred birmingham to liverpool as its candidate city to represent great britain. we think it will cost an estimated three quarters of £1 billion to bring what is often referred to the third biggest sporting event in the world to the west midlands in five years come up ata west midlands in five years come up at a quarter has to be raised by local authorities. but the government has seen the success in recent yea rs government has seen the success in recent years of events like london 2012, the commonwealth games in glasgow two years later, while temperatures in cricket, rugby and athletics and many feel that hosting sport can be a platform as it prepares for brexit for greater trade and tourism. this is the sports minister, tracey crouch. there has always been a boost to the local economy from hosting the event and what you do see is a strong legacy in both terms of participation but also use of the venues after the event. so i think this is a real
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opportunity for birmingham, a real opportunity for the west midlands and a real opportunity for the uk to showcase itself is hosting these major international events across the world. with the deadline for submissions tomorrow and we understand birmingham being the only candidate city so far to actually deliver its bid there is no doubt it is the red—hot favourite but the commonwealth games federation who ultimately decide have said this morning that there could well be other cities that decide to bid after the deadline and they may be flexible about that, from the likes of malaysia, canada and perhaps australia. it is not a completely done deal but birmingham does look ina done deal but birmingham does look in a strong position and a final decision will be made by the end of the year. thank you. 50 years ago, a new bbc radio station — and a new era of pop culture — was born. dj tony blackburn announced "the exciting new sound of radio 1" and played the move's "flowers in the rain" as his opening track. this weekend, the station
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will celebrate its half—century with a series of special programmes. 0ur arts correspondent, david sillitto, tunes in now to the start of a radio revolution. jingle: the voice of radio 1. and good morning, everyone. welcome to the exciting new sound of radio 1. i didn't suffer from nerves at all on that day. we've even got arnold... there were a lot ofjournalists the other side as i remember, a lot of cameramen the other side of the glass but it was very relaxed, only an hour and a half programme and it went very well, very smoothly. cheering. day one of radio 1 and for a young dj called tony blackburn this was a life changing moment. the djs were as big as the artists, they really were. we'd go anywhere and we would be absolutely mobbed which was very nice. i enjoyed it. for anyone who thought tv would conquer everything this proved them wrong. radio was in many ways saved by pop music. the first record to be
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played was this... from the move it's called "flowers in the rain". # woke up one morning...# # making the garden...# and the man who wrote that song was roy wood from the move, elo and wizzard. aged 19 he had made history but he was fast asleep at the time and missed it. hadn't got a clue. it was a big deal being on radio 1. yes, yes, it was massive. usually have car radio on quite a lot and we would go, yeah, great. it was brilliant. then you knew that you were making a success of it. radio, we are made... and 50 years on the pop music formula is still thriving. there are now more than 500 stations, one recent new service is this, fix radio. what the dickens is this? so fix radio is a niche radio station targeted towards tradespeople. it's a radio station builders.
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that's right, yeah, radio station for builders. the question is, 50 years on, what about the future, exactly how poptastic is the old wireless for today's discerning young listener? can i give you this? it's a radio. you've got it upside down at the moment. could you find radio 1 on there? i'll try. what do i do here? use that dial, don't you? you've never used a radio, have you? no. is this the one you find signals and stuff? you have done it. in one. i'm a legend! do you ever listen to the radio? no. but 90% of us still do listen every week. cheerful company, good music, it will survive but your old school fm radio probably won't. dj: the first voice on radio 1 in 1967, tony blackburn, just walked into the studio.
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david sillito, bbc news. and there is a special bbc website which pays tribute to the output from all the bbc networks over the years that you may well enjoy looking at. it can be found on the web address you can currently see on the screen, just click on the link and follow the page to ‘radio reinvented‘. long held as a symbol of britain‘s proud island identity, the white cliffs of dover are the first sight of the country for many taking the ferry across the channel. but the national trust is concerned about erosion, and it‘s launched an appeal to buy farmland immediately behind the cliffs. injust three weeks, £1 million has been raised. john maguire reports. both a national and an natural treasure, the white cliffs have offered that first glimpse of hope for seafarers and servicemen for hundreds of years. and after raising more than £1 million in less than a month through an urgent public appeal, land just behind the cliffs has now been bought by the national trust. it has just been
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completely overwhelming. £1.16 million injust less than three weeks, 17,500 individual donations, i mean we are alljust terribly excited but also very touched by the response at the same time. 0nce intensively farmed, agriculture will continue here, but the trust will also set aside some of the 178 acres for wild flora and fauna. certainly in the farmland areas we will be able to do some good for all the farmland birds you hear about still declining now. things like skylarks, corn buntings, meadow pipits, all those sorts of birds and also all the arable plants. those sort of plants disappear under modern agriculture so we will be able to do something about bringing them back. this is a coastline is rich with military heritage and the remains of world war ii air defence batteries on the land can now also be conserved.
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the national trust owns long stretches of land above the white cliffs of dover but in certain circumstances it is only 14 metres wide. by purchasing this new land just the other side of the fence where the vegetation is a much lighter colour, it gives the trust a buffer, more land to work with. the white cliffs have an abundance of nature and history and by buying this land, the national trust says the future here can now be safeguarded for generations to come. john maguire, bbc news, dover. time for a look at the weather. here‘s helen willetts. it isa it is a very autumnal looking atla ntic it is a very autumnal looking atlantic with a deep area of low pressure with us, one today and another on its way for sunday. and in the mix


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