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the latest headlines... theresa may announces a freeze on university tuition fees in england and an extension of the "help to buy" scheme in a bid to win over younger voters. voters clash with riot police in the spanish region of catalonia, as many try to take part in a banned referendum on independence. the low—cost travel company, monarch, has been granted a 24—hour extension to its licence to sell package holidays. and an air france flight was forced to make a sudden diversion when it lost part of an engine over the atlantic. coming up in a few minutes our sunday morning edition of the papers — this morning's reviewers are political commentator, james miller and the journalist and broadcaster, shyama perera. let's go back to what's happening in spain, we were showing you live pictures, the spanish national
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police out in force to try and stop the referendum happening. gavin lee oui’ the referendum happening. gavin lee our correspondent is at a polling station, gavin, what is the story? then, what i find fascinating, one of the polling stations that shouldn't be a polling station, the government and police saying they will remove ballot papers, babel, here, a suburb of barcelona, middle—class, suburban district, people coming out in their hundreds, possibly 1000 year, queueing since 6am this morning. the ballot boxes broaden on the back of motorbikes and hourago, broaden on the back of motorbikes and hour ago, huge broaden on the back of motorbikes and hourago, huge cheer broaden on the back of motorbikes and hour ago, huge cheer went up, here is for discovering on. here the police came at 6am, took some names of volu nteers police came at 6am, took some names of volunteers organising this particular community centre, they walked away but they have come back and have since said alert boxes brought here, they will be removed, there will be no vote can't buy the
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end of the day and across different parts of catalonia, the president voted in june, parts of catalonia, the president voted injune, scuffles breaking out, not violence or clashes, moments of ugliness between police trying to get the ballot boxes and another centre, 500 metres down the road. to show you around so you get a sense of the crowd, under their umbrellas, in the rain, the crowd stretching down the other side of the block, going on for at least half a kilometre and this is the point in brief, about the politics of the street for the catalonia government, legitimate or not, they can say if the turnout is high, perhaps 2 million people voting and most of them voting yes, they still say they may call for independence in 48 hours. gavin am a thank you. gavin with the very latest. before the papers — sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's jessica creighton. good morning. good morning to you.
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manchester city are are top of the premier league, on goal difference, this morning, after beating champions chelsea 1—0. manchester united put 4 past crystal palace, and harry kane continues his goal—scoring form for tottenham. tim hague rounds up the action. chelsea at home to manchester city was the biggest game of the premier league season so far, and was decided by this man. while the match was not a classic, this winner was. a quality goal. a game is always going to need a quality goal to separate the sides and that was it. not bad. we are so happy, we were able to win. before guardiola's men went top of the table, their rivals, manchester united were there. two goals scored by fellani in a 4—0 win against crystal
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palace. how he would have liked to play with a striker like romelu lukaku. lu ka ku scoring his 11th goal in ten games. those statistics are nothing compared with this man! harry kane scored another two at huddersfield to make it 13 this month. the form he is in must match that of any striker in any league in any team you care to mention. a couple of goals, as a striker you do want to score more but the most important thing is a big win and we had a great win. we need to try and get the job done next week as well. another man who will feel like he has had a wonderful week is the stoke striker peter crouch. he came off the bench to secure a much—needed win at home. while that one came late, it was nothing in comparison to west ham's winner against swansea. both sides are in a relegation battle but the hammers in injury time snatched the points. sakho relieving the pressure on the manager for now. elsewhere there were draws
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between west brom & watford, and bournemouth & leicester. and there's three more premier league games today, as arsenal host brighton at 12, everton face burnley at 2.15. newcastle against liverpool is at 4.30. in the scottish premiership, leaders celtic dropped points. theirformer manager neil lennon returned with his new side hibernian, as they earned a two—all draw. second placed aberdeen beat saintjohnstone 3—0, while in this match ross county beat bottom side kilmarnock 2—0. there were also wins for motherwell and dundee. chelsea ladies top the women's super league 1 table on goal difference, ahead of manchester city, after they thrashed sunderland 6—0. city were winners too, beating arsenal 5—2. city were twice in front... arsenal twice equalised. but city were too much to handle going forward and they got the win. bristol city also won. catalan dragons will stay as a super league side next season after winning the "million pound game".
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they beat leigh centurions 26—10 — to send leigh back to the championship. meanwhile northampton are top of rugby union's premiership after a 30 points to 22 win over harlequins. reigning champions exeter missed their chance to take top spot after they were beaten by leicester tigers. it's three wins from three league games now for the tigers after they beat exeter by 20 points to 13 at welford road. jonny may's try sealed victory for the home side. in the pro14, munster beat cardiff blues 39 points to 16, thanks in part to two tries from j] hanran. a surprise result for ulster, they lost for the first time this season, 27—23 to zebre. england all rounder moeen ali says he's excited about the prospect of playing australia in the ashes series — and thinks his side can win, even without ben stokes. following stokes' arrest last week after an incident in bristol, the england and wales cricket board said he wouldn't be considered for selection until further notice. we all know how good of a cricketer
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he is and what he can bring to the table and he's one of the main players that we have. it would be great to have him out there but we will see what happens. i'm looking forward to it, i've played in australia, in the world cup, the wickets are australia, in the world cup, the wickets a re really australia, in the world cup, the wickets are really good album. i saw them against pakistan, i feel when you get in, it feels like it's a good place to bat. birmingham should know by the end of this year whether its bid to stage the commonwealth games in 2022 has been successful. it was the only city to submit a bid to the commonwealth games federation before yesterday's deadline. the governing body will now review birmingham's application to check it meets the necessary requirements. northern irishman jonathan rea made history by winning the world superbikes championship for a record third time in a row he becomes the first man to achieve that feat, and he's done it with five races left in the season! he won the first race of the weekend
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at magny—cours to clinch the title. and to top it off, it was also his 50th career victory. i have no words right now! it's just... ijust sacrificed so much of my life with my parents, and everyone, and all the hard times to get to a level to live my dream, win a world championship but to win two and go three times, i can't really compute the feelings right 110w. it was a successful day for britain's rowers at the world championships in florida — in more ways than one... they won a total of four medals yesterday, including a silverfor the men's quad. but, just moments before the race, they had to make a substitution... graeme thomas, who was sitting in the grandstand with his mum, received a text message telling him to get to the start line after one of the team injured his back during the warm up.
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and he proved to be a super sub, as the british crew edged out estonia for the silver, with lithuania taking gold. i thought the quad had voted, all done, and then i get this, you are needed now and yergin said, can down, these boys kept her cool, i would not have been able to do anything, all credit, worked so hard this year, you should have been on the top step today, but i did my best. we've been talking about the invictus games this morning, the multi—sport event for injured service personnel. and i think this clip really captures the spirit of the games. america's tiana lopez was quite off the pace in her swim race... she finished more than 30 seconds behind the winner...
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but she was cheered to the end by her fellow competitors — the uk's emma pack and jen warren... a great display of sportsmanship! rory mcilroy is still looking for his first win of the season, but he seems to be finally finding some form. he's competing at the british masters in newcastle, and the 4—time major winner moved into contention with a six—under—par 64 in the third round, that left him 10 under, two strokes behind the leader robert karlsson. just one shot above mcilroy on the leaderboard are five britons, including ian poulter and tyrrell hatton. the new zealand women's open, canada, brooke henderson leading the way. and what about this, sweeping storms, umbrellas turned inside out,
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this is in auckland. play eventually called off late in the afternoon. that is the violent weather, stopping play for the third time. and in the last few minutes max verstappen has won the malaysian grand prix, leaders bath—macro lewis hamilton finishing second after ten after starting in poll position, sebastian vettel came in fourth place after starting from last on the grid. hamilton extends his championship lead, now 34 points. that is all the sport. time for the papers. hello and welcome to our look at this morning's papers. with me are the journalist and broadcaster, shyama perera, and the political commentator, james millar. let's show you the front pages.
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the observer says the knives are out for theresa may as the conservative party conference gets underway — it reports a senior cabinet minister has refused to back her remaining in office. the sunday times continues the theme — one of its headlines claims borisjohnson believes mrs may will be gone in a year. a rather kinder front page from the sunday telegraph which says the pm is set to announce a tuition fees revolution to help students. "that's more like it, mrs may" is the verdict in the sunday express — it reports the pm will launch the change as part of a ‘policy blitz‘ to woo younger voters. the mail on sunday says she's gambling that the tuition fees changes will head off a tory coup but the paper calls it another ‘huge u—turn‘. and more on the conservatives in the sunday mirror, which claims the prominent pro—life tory mp, jacob rees—mogg, has admitted to benefiting financially from a firm which produces drugs to end pregnancies.
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there we are. a lot of front pages focusing on the conservative party, not surprisingly, they start the conference in manchester. let‘s start with the sunday times. mr macro will not enjoy reading many of these today, but especially the sunday times. it says... well, it‘s her party and she can cry if she wants to, if i can steal a line from pop. it says during the week of grenfell tower, theresa may a p pa re ntly week of grenfell tower, theresa may apparently cried so much that downing street staff became so worried, one suggested standard —— sending for an sas soldier to give her a pep talk to boost her
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resilience, which is a bit scary because the rest of the nation was weeping for grenfell tower and she was weeping for herself, however... it's a really odd story, i think. 0n the face of it, all good fun and you step i can think about it, if somebody is crying, do you send an sas person to put an arm around them, that's weird, my problem with this is, she cried. right? it's very personal. it's sexist, is what it is. male prime ministers, ever described as broken in that sense? she cried, because men don't cry! so what, what if she does? she did actually admit to shedding a tear after the election result. plenty of reasons to cry. and then this issue of misleading the queen, she told the queen she had a deal with the dup, took another 17 days to nail it down, yes, it did... she did have a
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deal. not exactly misleading. but there were people after the election saying she could be gone within days, george osborne amongst others i think. days, george osborne amongst others ithink. 0ras days, george osborne amongst others i think. or as johnson days, george osborne amongst others i think. 0r asjohnson in the sunday times, supposedly saying he believes she will be gone within a year. but she‘s still hanging on, that is the point. she is still hanging on and this lead stories suggesting it‘s her femininity this lead stories suggesting it‘s herfemininity that this lead stories suggesting it‘s her femininity that makes her week ta kes her femininity that makes her week takes us, are i, of the ball, almost literally. it‘s a nonsensical story and predicated upon a book, we have and predicated upon a book, we have a headline of the box, leader on the edge of a nervous breakdown, i hope it‘s more gripping than this front page, this prelude to a book. and i‘m with james, i think it is sexist, people express anger and pain in different ways, men might shout, go and get a can of fosters,
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sit in the street, i don‘t know. the fa ct sit in the street, i don‘t know. the fact that a woman cries because she is furious with herself... the wider point is, and the observer newspaper, this is theirfront page, she is in a battle of survival of some kind. herfront page says she is in a battle of survival of some kind. her front page says the tories sharpen their nights... they have interviewed sajid javid who at the end of the interview was asked whether theresa may should lead the tories into the next campaign and he saidi tories into the next campaign and he said i think we are out of time. not a ringing endorsement. the same question put to philip hammond the chancellor and he came up with a similar non—answer but i'm not sure she's ina similar non—answer but i'm not sure she's in a battle for survival, we might see over the next few days whether she is, in a weird sort of limbo, nobody wants the job, you have to deal with brexit. you don't think or asjohnson have to deal with brexit. you don't think or as johnson wants have to deal with brexit. you don't think or asjohnson wants the job? not convinced he wants it right now, he does enough things to suggest he
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is crazy, no one wants it right now, i suspect he is trying to get himself sacked so he can sit on the backbenches and in the sunday times, suggesting that what he is up to because he cannot afford to live on a cabinet minister's salary and if he goes to the backbenches he can cash in. we will get a better idea of whether it is a battle or a weird limbo. when sergei javed doesn't say, yes i back theresa may, isn‘t that unusual, wouldn‘t you expect a cabinet minister... even go through the motions of saying... we have had philip hammond doing the same, boris johnson breaking loose. what‘s scary, not doing much or seen much that it‘s cabinet ministers, best to know the ones breaking free. it‘s the ones that are a barometer i suppose a public confidence and interest and engagement. you think she can hang on to fight the next election? i do not think she will go
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untiljust election? i do not think she will go until just before election? i do not think she will go untiljust before the next election, she has to deliver brexit. right... hard to say, really. there is a theory that she is not going to step aside because you don't try to be prime minister and then go, i've had enough. she is not going to go of her own free will. but making such a dogs breakfast of things as far as one can tell, no wonder scorn to wa nt to one can tell, no wonder scorn to want to step in at this stage and pick up the reins. sajid javid is a lwa ys pick up the reins. sajid javid is always mentioned as a dark horse to watch in the leadership stakes, decent interview. he does nothing to have his reputation. what about the mail on sunday? this change from the tories, they are calling it a huge u—turn on university tuition fees in england, younger voters that the election, many voted labour and jeremy corbyn, mainly because of their offer on tuition fees. as the pa rent of their offer on tuition fees. as the parent of someone who has just actuated with £65,000 worth of debt,
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if you borrowing tuition you are borrowing your living fees as well. what you‘re living costs, another six and a half thousand pounds added to your debt. and you have retrospect and lee over 6% added to that debt, my daughter worked out she is paying £70 a week in interest from the day she left university, it‘s absolutely shocking. and anything that can be done, if only to stop the interest initially but stop students having to pay fees at all is going to get supported the young because these figures are terrifying for them. you know, they will not even earn the sort of money... they are still going in d roves money... they are still going in droves to university. because the school system tells them they have to and terence, under the cosh of anxiety push them to university... they get betterjobs, supposedly. they get betterjobs, supposedly. the ones getting the right
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university and the right degree but they always did. good point. if theresa may was serious about doing something, a mass of review into the education system she would be looking at further education colleges, apprenticeships, instead she is tinkering with tuition fees. why? because jeremy corbyn said he would do away with tuition fees, if there is an election any time soon and there is an offer to freeze tuition fees by the tories against doing away with it by labour, labour will get the same amount. in the interview with the daily mail, she says i am not being dragged onto jeremy corbyn's ground, the other pa rt of jeremy corbyn's ground, the other part of the policy offer, help to buy. a big issue at the labour party conference. what she is offering does not amount to much. help to buy
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isa con, does not amount to much. help to buy is a con, the experts say it does not work. expanding it, you need to do something massive about planning, then you to say we will not do everything the eu tells a story in the transition period, people like borisjohnson cannot follow us, the trouble is with this story, it does not say what rules we are going to ignore, immigration rules that can be huge. rules on having superpower who visit oui’ rules on having superpower who visit our bad for the environment, what is it going to be? i‘m not sure the question was asked, it is not a nswered question was asked, it is not answered in the article. it signifies a time in our lives and in oui’ signifies a time in our lives and in our history when nobody knows anything about anything. so is stating the obvious has become a front page news story. 0dyssey there will be some rules we may have to
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bend when we see them. maybe as simple as debt payment or debt repayment or whatever. when you are planning something up ahead in two yea rs‘ planning something up ahead in two years‘ time, there may be reason to break a rule here and there but there may not. it‘s nothing sorry. it would be good if we knew what rules, if she laid out some details. sunday telegraph focused on monica airlines facing a fight for its future. —— monarch. all because surrounding ryanair, now people flying monarch waking up wondering what is going on. yes, just as they we re what is going on. yes, just as they were last time last year, the licence comes up at the same time every year, they have the same issues. i do not think they got it fixed last year, they survive. it is not seem a sustainable model to be having a crisis every year. if you are putting a holiday with monarch,
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you might want to think the 30th of september is not the data you want to be brought with them. the travel companies finding it harder and harder to compete in some ways, an incredibly competitive market.|j suspect those of volatility in u pta ke suspect those of volatility in uptake at the moment, sometimes you are very busy and sometimes you are not and that makes it very difficult to know on your right when the pilots on when the nod. the business model starts to rock when there is so model starts to rock when there is so much uncertainty. monarch acolytes, not as big as ryanair, not acolytes, not as big as ryanair, not a bigger worry and they are mainly long haul, aren‘t they? a bigger worry and they are mainly long haul, aren't they? the package holiday. the problem is to do with the package holiday part of the company. it is interesting that this story co m es company. it is interesting that this story comes up the day after norwegian air, a flight from london, i think it is singapore, £145. the cut—price war continues despite the failure... like the independent, one
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of the big stories of the day, this referendum on independence in catalonia which the spanish government in madrid are saying is illegal and they are trying to crack down on it. picture that that is actually anti—independence then stu d e nts actually anti—independence then students in barcelona marching against the referendum. it is a passionate issue that. been there, done that, i covered the scottish referendum in some detail. this is actually really sad because people often like to make out that the scottish referendum was divisive and it kind of was that it was a big carnival of democracy, people engage freely while it was run really well, it was a model and whatever you say about it, there was a result, decisive result, it was there, nobody argued about it. this is how you do not do it, you cannot say, you do not do it, you cannot say, you can't have a referendum. the problem is as it has gone to court and been declared illegal. if the court declared it illegal, you have
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to enforce the court's decision. we can see people waiting at one polling station there. 0bviously plenty of people are being able to vote there even though the spanish government not allowing it and have sentin government not allowing it and have sent in the police. i suppose it will be the numbers that decide the value of this referendum, 2.3 million voters when they did a trial run in 2014. this time around they said there would be happy with 1 million, 1 million is less than 20% of the electorate. what value does not have there? even if 90% of under 20% say yes, we want independence. it is going to inflame passions. this decision to stop it happening. exactly, it will make things worse. in an ideal world, the spanish dogma, they would let couplings have that illegal referendum, 99% yes vote, they could say that's just silly, let's move it. doing this
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makes it more serious, no voters who have a catalan identity, making martyrs to turn up. you've got to hope they can get to the next few days. if you can get through that, they are talking about declaring independence, both sides sit down and that of the british model, perhaps the way we did. the catalan authorities have the democratic mandate to have a referendum. let them have it, let's have the argument. well, we will see where it ends. we will be covering it all day here on bbc news. thank you to the both of you. we take a look at tomorrow‘s front pages every evening here on bbc news, at 10:40pm. look out for that. thank you very much. cloud, wind and rain all in the
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forecast today, it will not be a com plete forecast today, it will not be a complete write—off, still some mild and largely dry weather for some central and eastern parts of the country, turning briefly whether you are with outbreaks of rain, particularly for the west of scotland, north—west england, drizzle across wales and south—west england through this afternoon. brighter skies returning from the west and temperatures today, 14 to 18 celsius. the night, the front pushes off towards fees, taking the rain away. we are left with windy conditions overnight, particularly across scotland, northern ireland and northern england. plenty showers fell touring here. drive baverstock, mild with the strength of the wind keeping things frost free to start monday. some strong winds across my pitch up —— across scotland to start rush—hour. whether you are, glossary, with heavy showers in the north and west, dried towards the saudis and a little cooler than it has been at 14 to 18 celsius. goodbye for now. hello, this is bbc news.
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i am ben brown. the headlines at ten: 0n the first day of the conservative conference, the may will apologise for not winning the majority of the election. voters clash with riot police in the spanish region of catalonia, as many try to take part in a banned referendum on independence. the low—cost travel company, monarch, has been granted a 24—hour extension to its licence to sell package holidays. an air france flight was forced to make a sudden diversion when it lost part of an engine over the atlantic. also in the next hour — the invictus games hold their closing ceremony. founder prince harry wants to expand the event in the future, saying "the sky‘s the limit."
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