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no great steps forward in the brexit negotiations says brussels as the latest round of talks come to an end. the eu's chief negotiator says there's not enough progress to move on to trade talks. the uk's financial settlement is a major sticking point. on this question, we've reached a state of deadlock which is very disturbing. while there is still work to be done, much work to be done, we've come a long way, and it's important to recognise the significant progress we've made since june. but at next week's crucial summit, brussels will tell eu leaders they're still not ready to talk about the uk's post brexit trade relationship. also this lunchtime... a british woman — sally—annejones, who became a high—profile recruiter for the islamic state group, has reportedly been killed in syria. as more allegations of sexual assault are made, the disgraced hollywood mogul harvey weinstein appears in public saying he hopes to get a second chance. i gotta get help, guys, you know what, we all make mistakes, second chance i hope, 0k.
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up to 12 million households could soon see their energy bills capped, under new government plans. and the village pub in north yorkshire that has clinched the title of best restaurant in the world, beating a host of famous names. and coming up in the sports on bbc news, british swimming apologises to their para athletes after an investigation finds they were subjected to a culture of fear. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the latest round of brexit negotiations in brussels have concluded with the eu chief negotiator saying he does not feel ready to move onto the next stage. michel barnier said there had been constructive talks, but no great steps forward.
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and the uk's financial deal is still a major sticking point. the situation is described as deadlocked. but the brexit secretary david davis said a deal on the key issue of eu citizen's rights was closer, and he hoped member states would recognise progress has been made. richard galpin reports. the brexit secretary david davis heads out for more talks in brussels this morning. the first phase of the negotiations which deals only with the divorce settlement is still very much bogged down. and afterwards came confirmation that had been no breakthrough, particularly on the issue of how much money britain would pay to leave the european union. the stalemate means there's no chance eu leaders meeting next week will agree to open negotiations on trade deal. translation: on this question, we
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have reached a state of deadlock which is very disturbing for thousands of project promoters in europe and it is disturbing also for taxpayers. on this basis, i'm not able, in the current circumstances, to propose next week's european council that we should start discussions on the future relationship. britain was hoping the eu summit next thursday would be the moment the talks moved to the second phase, with the crucial issue of a trade deal between britain and the eu top of the agenda. but now it looks like that will be put back to another eu summit in december. and this just another eu summit in december. and thisjust ten months before another eu summit in december. and this just ten months before a deadline set by the eu's chief negotiator for a draft deal on the divorce to be put before european parliaments. in response to this,
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david davis appealed to the eu to allow the second phase of talks on a trade deal to begin much sooner. we are ready and well—prepared to start those discussions. as we look at the october european council next week i hope the member states will recognise the progress we have made and takea recognise the progress we have made and take a step forward in the spirit of the prime minister's florence speech. but instead the eu is focusing now in getting progress for the end of this year. we are negotiating in good faith, and we still hope the so—called sufficient progress will be possible by december. however, if it turns out that the talks continue at a slow pace and that sufficient progress has not been reached, then together with our uk friends we will have to think about where we are heading. that veiled warning me here in
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brussels earlier this week was not spelt out in more detail, but it does raise the spectre of britain leaving the eu without a trade deal. in a moment we'll speak to our assistant political editor norman smith, but first let's talk to adam fleming in brussels. soa so a pretty gloomy assessment from michel barnier, what now? the action moves from the technicians here to the politicians from the 27 remaining eu member states. their ambassadors will be meeting over the next couple of days working out what sort of language can be put in front of eu leaders when they meet for a summit at the end of next week. will they be optimistic and generous towards britain when it comes to brexit or pessimistic and tough on britain? that is the discussion going on behind the scenes. david davis the brexit secretary would
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like eu leaders to broaden the set of instructions given to michel barnier to allow him to move on from just focusing on brexit withdrawal related issues to the bigger issues over a transition phase and the shape of a future trade deal. that is what david davies appealed for from the podium short while ago. michel barnierfor his part from the podium short while ago. michel barnier for his part says he is happy to have more meetings with david davis and his team is talking over these technical brexit issues and is hopeful progress could be made by the time of the eu summit after that in december. norman smith in westminster, how much of a setback is this for the uk government? the view of ministers is that michel barnier was always likely to say no because they view
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this asjust part of likely to say no because they view this as just part of the negotiations. it's a high—stakes negotiations, both sides will play hardball. it will go down to the wire but the danger is if neither side blinks any time soon, you get into no deal country and in the last few minutes the labour party have written to mr davies to say get yourself back to brussels next week to carry on negotiating to avoid are i'io to carry on negotiating to avoid are no deal scenario. this was their spokesman, keir starmer. you cannot mask the fact this is a failure to hitan mask the fact this is a failure to hit an important deadline. three months wasted on an unnecessary general election and now two months added for phase one on a best case scenario and that raises the prospect we won't reach a deal which is bad for britain and the eu. british government still has two big cards to play, the hope that the big cheeses in the eu like president macron and angela merkel will put the squeeze on the negotiators to compromise. the second key card is cash, if we put enough money on the
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table the eu will move. the difficulty is we don't want to tell the eu how much we are prepared to give until we know what we will get in terms of trade so we are in a sort of uneasy stand—off with both sides reluctant to give ground. norman smith in westminster, thank you. a british woman who travelled to syria four years ago to act as a recruiter for the so—called islamic state group has reportedly been killed in a drone strike. sally—annejones, who was originally from kent, became a high profile supporter for is and used social media to encourage western girls tojoin them. our security correspondent frank gardner reports. iconic, threatening and british. the propaganda pictures of the jihadist recruiter sally—anne jones, propaganda pictures of the jihadist recruiter sally—annejones, who went to syria in 2013 with her young son j°j° to syria in 2013 with her young son jojo and joined so—called islamic state. she married this man, junaid hussain, a computer hacker later
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killed in a drone strike. together they pumped out hateful propaganda online. she was a slightly telegenic white woman who had gone to join the fight against bashar al—assad so having her own side was important in terms of rejecting the idea they could get into the very reaches of british society. sally-anne jones made this syrian city her home, raqqah, now heavily damaged by air strikes. msjones was trying to leave, reportedly to come back to britain. the missile strike by us drone reportedly killed her injune, close to syria's border with iraq. it's not known of her son was with her. her death would bring to at sixth number british jihadists with is killed in drone strikes.|j
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sixth number british jihadists with is killed in drone strikes. i think what we saw with the cluster of britons is they were involved in actively trying to direct plots in other countries. we've seen this happening in the united states, the uk and other countries as well so they are targeting individuals they see as a specific threat. we know from research there were some british individuals involved in this direction. jones was useful to is for publicity purposes but now the group is on the verge of military defeat in iraq and syria, her death will have little impact on its already shrinking fortunes. the former punk rock singer from kent who turned 50 this year is now likely to be one more of the hundreds of western recruits to is to perish in the collapse of its caliphate. and frank is here now. so these are just reports of her death? yes, it still hasn't been
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confirmed. but at its us intelligence officials that have been passing word to their british cou nterpa rts been passing word to their british counterparts that they think it is likely they have. it would take a special forces team on the ground to gather dna, but it is probably true. is it going to make a difference militarily on the battlefield? absolutely none. islamic state are seeing their caliphate shrinking everyday. where she was a value to them is in recruiting and being this iconic figure who popped up as a thorn in the side of the british government and western governments generally, goading them, recruiting people to come and join the caliphate, helping to plan attacks. she was married tojunaid hussain, a competent computer hacker, who reportedly hacked into tony blair's address book at one point, so the
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loss to them in propaganda terms is significant. in military terms, it won't make a difference. frank gardner, thank you. the government has set out plans to cap gas and electricity bills for twelve million households until at least 2020. its draft bill will require the regulator, ofgem, to consult on and impose a temporary cap on standard variable tariffs as soon as possible after the legislation is passed. our business correspondent theo leggett reports. the government reckons the energy market is broken and that millions of people are paying too much for their gas and electricity. now it is planning to introduce a price cap to bring down their bills. our goal is to ensure a fair deal so the market is currently have not delivered this and that is why the energy companies and that is why the energy companies and ofgem need to act but it's also precisely for this reason that we are publishing this draft bill. the government is concerned about so—called standard variable tariffs, the kind of rate you will be cheap deals come to an end or if you have never changed suppliers. about 12
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million households in the uk are currently on those tariffs and it's costing them money. on average they will be paying £300 more than the cheapest rates available. the government says customers of the biggest six energy firms are overpaying by £1.11 billion per year. ifi overpaying by £1.11 billion per year. if i was to say the phrase standard variable tariffs to you...” if i was to say the phrase standard variable tariffs to you... i would have no idea what you are talking about? not a clue. i wouldn't know, i wouldn't know. i have no idea really, sorry. do you know what rate you are not the moment, is it a fixed rate? it is, i believe. you believe? i don't know exactly, i will be honest with you. energy has become a massive thing for an awful lot of people. it is a big part of people's budgets and bills and therefore this is going be really important and offer some much—needed
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relief. but there could be a downside. opponents of the move say it will damage competition and some people could pay more. if they do impose the cab, we may see some reductions in price, we could see some increases in price. we will certainly see less competition, less viable market and less investment in the energy industry. the government hasn't said what level the cap will be set out, that would be a job for ofgem and it would have to carry out consultations first it's unlikely the cap will be in place before next autumn. the organisation behind the oscars is to consider taking action against the film producer, harvey weinstein, who's facing yet more accusations of sexual assault. the academy of motion pictures has called the allegations repugnant and said it would hold discussions this weekend. mr weinstein has admitted his behaviour has "caused a lot of pain", but denies many of the allegations against him. our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba reports. the disgraced producer seen in
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public for the first time since the scandal broke. are you doing ok? i'm trying my best. after days of mounting allegations, for the first time his address the situation in person. we are glad to see you're doing 0k. address the situation in person. we are glad to see you're doing ok. i'm not doing ok, i'm trying. i've got to get help, guys. we all make mistakes. second chance, i hope.l second chance seems unlikely. he's been suspended from bafta in the uk and the ruling body for the oscars has called an emergency meeting this weekend and described the allegations as repugnant. british model and actress cara delevingne is the latest to come forward, invited toa the latest to come forward, invited to a hotel room to discuss business, she says, instead forced to dodge his advances. the list of actresses
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includes some of hollywood's biggest names including angelina jolie and gwyneth paltrow. if you have accused of serious sexual assault and rape, something he denies. his spokesperson says all sexual encounters were consensual. the police say they are investigating some of the allegations made him. earlier today a former assistant to weinstein said many knew he was a philanderer but that he went to great lengths to hide his most private moments from them. his voice has been described. get some help, man. it's been reported that wayne steyn is now receiving therapy at a us facility. —— wait —— harvey weinstein is now receiving therapy at a us facility. our top story this lunchtime: no great steps forward in the brexit negotiations says
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brussels, as the latest round of talks come to an end. and still to come. newly qualified gps will be offered a one off payment to work in areas that struggled to attract family doctors. coming up in sport in the next 15 minutes on bbc news, the season could be over forjohanna konta. the british number one has a foot problem and can't qualify automatically for the wta finals. millions of homes across the uk have to be better insulated — if the government is going to achieve its target for cutting carbon emissions to tackle climate change. and its domestic heating boilers that are one of the biggest problems. one solution being looked at is to cut stamp duty for energy efficient homes to encourage more people to think about insulating their properties. our environment analyst roger harrabin explains. in the bedfordshire countryside, is this the home of the future? normal brick walls, but look at the window frame. the insulation will be
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half a metre thick. the windows, triple glazed. and shut that door. just looking at this door, you can see the thickness of the door, so it's really well insulated. but also to maintain the airtightness we don't have any letterboxes, so a letterbox would have a lot of heat loss through the door and we avoid that. just two radiators will keep this home warm. it will save £500 on average heating bills. but it could take 20 years to pay back the extra construction cost, so if the government wants homes like this it will have to force developers to build them. and here's the real problem. an infrared camera showing heat loss in an existing old home, wasting money and creating needless carbon emissions that are overheating the planet. today, the energy minister hinted that she'd support changes in stamp duty to incentivise people to install better insulation. over the next 15 years, we know this
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is a long—term strategy, all measures should be looked at and whatever we need to do to deliver these improvements at the lowest possible cost, we shouldn't rule anything out. is one way to make old homes warm wrap them in a coat? this is a dutch technique. you can stay in your house while it's being done. energy campaigners say ministers need to offer people big incentives to improve their insulation. the government has set some really ambitious targets to decarbonise the uk economy, including decarbonising uk homes. this includes a plan to triple the amount of insulation going into uk homes every year. but the problem is they have not put the money down on the table yet to make this happen and the treasury are going to have to get their act together and help fund this plan. electric vehicles are also encouraged in today's plan
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to lower carbon emissions from the whole economy. industry will be urged to be more efficient too. energy campaigners say the ambition is there, but the policies are not. roger harrabin, bbc news. teams of riot—trained officers have brought an overnight disturbance under control at one of the uk's highest security jails in worcestershire. staff were reportedly attacked with pool balls by dozens of inmates at long lartin prison, which houses more than 600 offenders. sima kotecha reports. it's one of britain's maximum—security prisons. inside, some of the most serious criminals, including rapists and murderers. last night there was trouble, when up to 80 inmates became violent, forcing staff to retreat. part of the jail was apparently taken over and pool balls were thrown at officers. ten tornado teams made up of specialist riot officers were sent in to try and bring the situation under control. sources have told the bbc the disturbance was partly down
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to a stricter regime being implemented here at the prison by the new governor, including tougher rules on family visits and more time spent in the cells. in a statement, the government said specially trained prison staff successfully resolved an incident at hmp long lartin on the 12th of october. there were no injuries to staff or prisoners. it said, we do not tolerate violence in our prisons and are clear that those responsible will be referred to the police and could spend longer behind bars. however, the fact this happened at what is supposed to be one of the country's most secure prisons raises questions again about the state of the country's penal system. critics say it's at a breaking point, with overcrowding and a significant shortage of staff. low pay and the lack of staff within the prisons is endemic to these disturbances. there aren't enough prison officers to supervise the 86,000 prisoners that we have in custody
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in england and wales. there have been problems in otherjails around the country in recent months. a couple of weeks ago, five men were convicted of a mutiny at hmp birmingham. the prison service said it has a sufficient number of officers here, while we've been told at least a fifth of the jobs have been cut. 18 inmates have now been moved to other jails following the trouble. sima kotecha, bbc news, worcestershire. the trial of an army sergeant accused of sabotaging his wife's parachute has been hearing from the man who packed the chute. victoria cilliers suffered multiple injuries when both her main and reserve parachutes failed to open during a jump over salisbury plain. emile cilliers denies the charges. duncan kennedy reports from winchester crown court. emile cilliers, on the left here, is
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accused of trying to sabotage his wife's parachute, so he could get an insurance policy pay—out and because he wanted a new life with another woman. the prosecution say he tampered with victoria cilliers's parachute by twisting chords on her main chute and removing kit from her reserve chute. alan westley was the man who packed victoria cilliers' reserve chute and was today cross—examined by the defence barrister, elizabeth marsh. this is one of our experienced ones, similar to the one involved. mr westley appeared in this video shown to the jury, to explain how reserve chutes are meticulous >> weather—macro: meticulously packed. miss marsh asks whether if the slinks were not put on tightly the slinks were not put on tightly the equipment would come undone. mr westley said it wasn't just a case of doing up tightly but also putting them on correctly. miss marsh asked
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mr westley if he had any reason to think that this links were done up incorrectly. mr westley replied, i guarantee that it was done properly. it was that neither raven airbase in wiltshire that victoria cilliers jumped in 2015. both her main and reserve chutes failed to open properly and she landed in this field, suffering several serious injuries. it ensures the main parachute is orientated the right way. the jury was shown this video ofa main way. the jury was shown this video of a main parachute being packed. the prosecution claim i aljaz twisted the lines on his wife's main one as well as tampering with her reserve. the jury is visited the airfield and scene where the packing took place. mr cilliers denies two cou nts took place. mr cilliers denies two counts of attempted murder. trainee gps will be offered lump sums of £20,000 to work in parts of england that struggle to attract family doctors — mainly in the countryside and on the coast. there are also plans to boost by a third the number of training places for accident and emergency
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doctors, as our health editor hugh pym reports. with patient numbers rising, staff shortages and difficulties filling rotas have created increasing problems across the nhs. today, plans to try to boost recruitment in some parts of the health service in england will be announced, but new research suggests there are major challenges finding some clinical staff. the number of places for doctors starting specialist training in emergency medicine will be increased from 300 a year to 400. the health secretaryjeremy hunt is to extend a scheme offering a one—off payment of £20,000 to encouraged trainee gps to work in areas where recruitment has been difficult. but a report by the king's fund think tank says the number of nurses and health visitors in england is falling for the first time since 2013, with the number down byjust over 1,000 in the year to june. the government's new gp recruitment
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plan is designed to take the pressure off existing doctors as the workload keeps increasing. most gps workload keeps increasing. most gps work incredibly hard and find that their work is very frustrating. they can't spend as long as they want with their patients. one of the reasons is because in certain parts of the country it's very hard to recruit new gps when a gp retires. recruiting more staff will take time. right now the nhs is focused on winter pressures and getting more people, including staff, to have a flu jab. there are worries that the highest level that the next few months will be extremely challenging. the nhs is under severe and unrelenting pressure. i think many people are very worried that this winter will be particularly difficult and the thing that i worry about most is that we have an outbreak of flu, or an outbreak of norovirus, which puts an added strain on the nhs services. labour said as winter approached workforce failures had left the nhs
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precariously exposed and what was needed was a sustainable, long—term plan, and more funding. hugh pym, bbc news. an independent investigation has upheld complaints of bullying made by members of the british paralympic swimming squad. the sport's governing body has apologised, saying a coach was found to have created a "climate of fear". our sports editor dan roan is at the aquatics centre in manchester this lunchtime. backin back in march, we revealed that britain's paralympic swimming squad, based here at manchester's aquatics centre had becoming broiled in a bullying scramble, when low less than 13 of the most successful athletes in british number in the allegations of bullying against at least one coach. the governing body, british swimming, has apologised to them and their families. they said an independent investigation found a former member of staff, who do not name but we understand to be the
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former head coach rob greenwood, created a climate of fear and lead to some unacceptable behaviour. he left before the investigation began. it's not known whether he has had an opportunity to contest those allegations and he didn't want to comment when we contacted him, but i've been speaking to the chairman of british swimming, maurice watkins. well, we've apologised to our athletes and it's right and proper that we should do so, because they've been subjected to attitudes and behaviour which i and british swimming consider unacceptable. a climate of fear, you say in your statement? yes, and these and others are not acceptable to us. british swimming has vowed to overhaul their culture and their communication, but this isjust overhaul their culture and their communication, but this is just the latest in a growing list of british sports athlete welfare scandals and arguably the most serious to date. it's a family owned pub in a village in north yorkshire. but it's not any old pub — because this one has just been named the best restaurant in the world,
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after being voted for by tripadvisor customers. the pub's restaurant is run by the uk's youngest michelin—starred chef, tommy banks. and it has beaten the likes of heston blumenthal‘s the fat duck and raymond blanc's le manoir. phil connell went along to sample the menu. nestled on the edge of the north york moors, it's a village restaurant that's ta ken the world by storm. the black swan at oldstead isn't the best in yorkshire or even britain, according to users of tripadvisor, this fine dining restaurant is the best in the world. it's a little bit surreal. it's been crazy. we're just a yorkshire farming family running a little pub, and to achieve an accolade like this is just amazing. what makes this accolade even more extraordinary is the age of the two brothers who run this family business. at 28 and 30, they are young, ambitious, and now receiving worldwide recognition. with james front of house, and tommy in the kitchen, this country pub has been transformed, earning a michelin star and from diners,
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glowing recommendations. i'm very proud actually, as a yorkshire woman, to think that a restaurant in yorkshire has been voted the best restaurant in the world, marvellous. it's not always easy to find either, but boy is it worth the effort. but how can a restaurant in a small north yorkshire village take on the industry's greats? in second place was raymond blanc's famous restaurant in oxfordshire, while daniel's in new york came in sixth. there are some amazing restaurants on that list, places that i've been wanting to go to my whole life. so it is amazing. but i think the best thing about this award is that it's voted for by our customers. the brothers say that with a bit of yorkshire grit, dreams can come true. in their case, a simple country pub transformed into the world's best fine dining restaurant. phil connell, bbc news, oldstead.


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