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this is bbc news, i'm eleanor garnier. the headlines at five. rescue teams step up their efforts to try and reach thousands of stranded families in the indian province of kerala. many people are still trapped in their houses in many places. i hope they get help very soon. we could not stay there any more and i'm thankfulfor the people who brought us out of there. the campaign for another brexit vote receives a million pound donation from the co—founder of fashion label superdry. the government says it will investigate allegations that british world war two shipwrecks in asia have been targeted by scavengers. a large fire at an industrial estate near east midlands airport leads to the cancellation of trains around nottingham and sheffield. also coming up — a baby boom with a difference at a hospital in arizona. as 16 nurses — who all work in the same intensive care unit — fall pregnant at the same time.
indian rescuers have recovered ten more bodies after heavy flooding in the southern state of kerala. nearly 200 people have been killed in the past 10 days, many in landslides, following the heaviest monsoon rains for a century. helicopters and boats have braved torrential rain to help reach people stranded. and many schools as well as community centres have been converted into relief camps. here's jane—frances kelly. rescue efforts continue. a soldier winches a child to safety, reuniting it with its relieved mother. in some areas, the waters
are beginning to recede, allowing people to retrieve some of their possessions. india's met department has forecast a let—up in the heavy rain over the next five days, apart from a few areas in the small coastal state. kerala often sees some of the highest rainfalls during the monsoon season. but this year, it has been exceptional. flash floods and landslides have killed hundreds, and left others destitute. hundreds of thousands have had to flee to relief camps for food and shelter. these people are living in a government veterinary hospital. translation: there are ten to 15 children and about 35 of us adults, including really old people. we've been here for the past six days. others are being fed in a school, unable to return home because they say water is still coming into their houses. all the state's 44 rivers have flooded, swelled by the release of water from dams which have become full. here, localfishermen have come to the rescue.
hundreds of government boats are also out and about, searching for people. there are many people who are still trapped in their houses in many places. i hope they get their help very soon. we couldn't stay there anymore, and i'm thankfulfor the people who brought us out of there. where it's not possible to rescue people, troops have stepped up relief efforts, dropping food and other supplies to remote or cut—off areas. india's prime minister modi visited the state on saturday and promised millions of pounds in aid. people in neighbouring states are also sending food, medical supplies and clean water. the problem now is getting it to those affected, and also stopping the spread of disease due to the insanitary conditions. jane frances—kelly, bbc news. our correspondent yogita limaye is in kerala and sent us this report from a centre providing help to those who have lost their homes. thousands of people who have been displaced by the floods are here in this relief camp.
they're being given some food, slices of bread and some tea. some of them were actually in another relief camp not far away, but because that flooded, they were brought here. what this is is actually a big school. if you look up there, those are actually classrooms, but they've now been converted into makeshift bedrooms where all of these people are sleeping in the night. as far as the weather is concerned, in kerala, we have had some respite from the rainfall over the past 12 hours, but that doesn't mean people aren't still stranded. because the water doesn't recede that quickly. what it has meant is that rescue operations have been able to pick up pace. so, boats being pressed into action, helicopters that are airlifting people. those people have been able to be faster, because at least there's no risk of water levels suddenly rising. but as far as these people are concerned, and the question of when really they can go back to whatever‘s left of their home,
there's no sense of that, because even if we have a long pause from the rainfall, because of the nature of kerala, with more than a0 rivers and numerous streams, the water will not recede that quickly. joining me now is prakash panicker from the kcwa trust which is a kerala community trust in south london. his wife and brothers live in kerala and their homes have been destroyed by the floods. thank you forjoining us. how are yourfamily? thank you forjoining us. how are your family? in a bad state. torrential rain has caused a lot of devastation and this is probably one of the worst disasters my family has faced, kerala has faced. and it will
linger in the memory of people as one of the worst disasters which resulted in the death of children, of men and women, old and young alike. it is a horrifying experience. and where they live, their particular village or area, what has happened to the homes there, all their possessions, have they been injured or are they 0k?|j come from a remote village, i don't know if you are familiar with this district. we have a house there, and the house is completely submerged underwater. now there are rats, poisonous snakes, and that the most horrifying creatures you can ever think of. it certainly is not a
pleasa nt think of. it certainly is not a pleasant experience. it is very very sad. and people, my brother lived there, and his crops have been devastated. and the recent report is that epidemics are rearing their heads to create more misery and that medicalfacilities are heads to create more misery and that medical facilities are very seldom available. and what are they doing? have they been moved to somewhere safe 7 have they been moved to somewhere safe? my brother has been recently moved out that his property is almost in a devastating condition. it needs to be rebuilt and there are my friends, my other relatives, they are in rescue camps. and the plight of the rescue camp is really really
sad. we know these are the worst monsoon rains, people say, for a century. how common is it to have heavy rains like this at this time of year and what effect do they normally have? the normal weather conditions, obviously, you can't predict conditions in kerala. we may face more rain, so we can't predict it, but normally we do not experience this kind of torrential rain as has happened recently. and in the living memory of the people living there, this is probably the first time they have faced this kind of devastation. your trust in croydon, in south london, you are trying to help the people affected, what are you doing? we are trying to
provide airlines. unfortunately money does not help. when the banks are underwater, went money is not accessible, what can money do? money can't do anything. so we are trying to collect relief materials. we are contacting airlines and then we are sending all those relief materials to kerala, two agencies who are trying to help them. that help will be very limited because accessibility is a problem. we saw the prime minister look at the earlier yesterday, what more does the government needs to do to help people? rather than having the money immediately available for them, the government has to step forward, find ways and means of helping, like more helicopters. more personnel from the navy. more availability of boats,
and more people who have the experience of driving and the water, —— diving under the water. and that is what the government is trying to do. and as you know, in any relief operations, the task is so heavy, so difficult, and there will be, operations will be very difficult. for example, diving with an oxygen mask is not an easy task. people living in the second story building, they have to go through the stairs, supply the oxygen masks to other persons, and then that person has to come through the stairs, such a daunting operation, it's not easy and there are obstructions, it is not easy. finally, when you return to kerala after this tragedy, how
different will the state to be, from what you know of it? everything that can be rebuilt, houses have to be rebuilt, bridges have to be reconstructed, and the people who are met, with their smiling faces, they may not be there any more. families are devastated. some of them, i will be facing them, they will have tears on the cheeks. it certainly won't be a pleasant experience. and certain people who have been rescued probably will be thinking of god and some probably not. this will be a very, very different experience. it is humanity which suffers, and humanism, i hope will prevail. thank you very much for talking to us. that's prakash panicker, whose family are in kerala. the indonesian island of lombok
has been hit by another powerful earthquake, measuring 7.2 magnitude — the second tremor today. the latest quake struck in the sea one hundred and twenty kilometres north of the island. this comes after a tremor earlier today, measuring 6.3 magnitude. it is less than two weeks since an earthquake killed more than a70 people on lombok — destroying tens of thousands of homes and leaving the island devastated. the national disaster agency says they are still monitoring the situation and there have have been no reports of deaths or serious damage, buta number of landslides have occurred. a 29—year—old man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, after a car hit people outside the houses of parliament on tuesday. salih khater, who was born in sudan and was living in birmingham, will appear before magistrates tomorrow. three people were injured
when the car crashed into security barriers in westminster. fire crews are attending a fire at an industrial estate near east midlands airport. the blaze has led to trains on the east midlands railway line around both nottingham and sheffield being cancelled. more than 50 firefighters are on the scene, with plumes of thick black smoke visible. a british paraglider has died after a mid—air collision with another pilot in macedonia. 54—year—old innes powell crashed into ukrainian igor volov ahead of the final race of the british open competition in krusevo on friday. the british instructor, who was from devon, died in hospital, while mr volov died at the scene. a british woman has been rescued, ten hours after falling from a cruise ship into the sea off the coast of croatia. the 46—year—old was on board the norwegian star, but ended up in the adriatic sea
just before midnight. a spokeswoman for the ships's owner, norwegian cruise line, said she was pulled to safety by the croatian coastguard and taken to an ambulance on the mainland. she spoke to journalists about her ordeal. what happened last night? i fell off the back of the norwegian star. and i was in the water for ten hours. so these wonderful guys rescued me. your name is? kay. i'm very lucky to be alive. where are you from? i'm from england. yes. i'm a6, and i was sitting at the back of the deck. a series of explanatory notices designed to prepare the uk for the possibility of a no—deal brexit are due to be published on thursday. the notices will include advice for businesses, citizens and public bodies on how to cope if the uk leaves the eu without a deal. meanwhile, a businessman who helped
to found the fashion label superdry, has donated a million pounds to the campaign for a public vote on any final brexit deal. our political correspondent susana mendon a joined me a little earlier to explain the likelihood of a no—deal brexit. the government wants a deal with the eu, and so over the summer we have had ministers going off to europe and trying to make the case for theresa may's chequers plan. yes, certainly they want to get a deal, but there has been a lot of criticism that the government perhaps has not been prepared enough in the eventuality of there being a no—deal. i think what they want to do, and we have known that these briefing papers were coming for some time now, they want to make it clear that they do have a plan in place. so we are getting the first of these briefing papers on thursday. we understand in total there are around 70 of these briefing papers that we will get between now and the end of september, and the idea is that they will give people more clarity on what businesses, individuals and public bodies should
do in the event of a no—deal. it will be a busy week for the brexit secretary, dominic raab. he has a speech on thursday and will be continuing negotiations. the speech on thursday will be very much about what the potential no—deal plan would be. but before that, they want to get a deal with the eu. so they are stepping up the negotiations. they've told us he is going to be meeting with michel barnier the eu chief negotiator, on tuesday in brussels, downing street said this was about picking up the pace and intensity of those negotiations because they want to get to a deal that can be one that suits both britain and the eu. and still on the referendum, the debate continues. but a boost today for those who want to see another vote on the deal that theresa may does or doesn't get? yes, so in terms of the people's vote campaign, people may have heard of them, they have been running a campaign over the summer where they are trying to push for there to be a referendum on the final deal, where members of the public would get
to vote on that. they have had some funding from a wealthy donor, £1 million, the biggest donation that they have had, and they said they will put this money into paying for polling, to look at whether or not opinions have changed. and tom baldwin, who runs their communications team, has said that he thinks it will show that opinion has changed. however, the brexiteers i've been speaking to this lunchtime completely dismissed that. they say that basically they are living in some kind of dreamland, and that opinion hasn't changed and they should get out of the london bubble. the headlines on bbc news. rescue teams step up their efforts to try and reach thousands of stranded families in the indian province of kerala. the campaign for another brexit vote receives a million pound donation from the co—founder of fashion label superdry. the government says it will investigate allegations that british world war ii shipwrecks in asia have been
targeted by scavengers. the uk is to investigate allegations that british world war ii shipwrecks in asia have been targeted by scavengers. defence secretary gavin williamson says he was "very concerned" to hear claims that four shipwrecks off the malaysian and indonesian coasts had been looted. they are thought to be the graves of royal navy sailors and civilians. chi chi izundu has the details. i name this ship prince of wales. may 1939, the launch of the prince of wales, a few months before the outbreak of the second world war. in i9ai, that same vessel was used to host a secret meeting between winston churchill and american president franklin roosevelt. later that year, it and hms repulse would make their final voyage.
repulse and the prince of wales were lost in the java sea on december 10th, i9ai. the warships had been trying to intercept a japanese invasion force that was headed for malaya. both vessels were sunk by bombers as they tried to return to their base in singapore. over 800 sailors were lost, making the wrecks war graves. diving experts currently think at least ten british warships are in that area. they've been ransacked for their steel, which has very little radiation, and could be used to make sensitive instruments. it's thought the salvage of one ship alone could fetch up to £1 million. the looting of sunken warships breaches the un international salvaging convention and breaks british, indonesian and malaysia laws. defence secretary gavin williamson says he is very concerned over these allegations and is working with those governments to investigate these claims. but with defence resources under
pressure, any kind of effective policing of designated naval war graves could be difficult. chi chi izundu, bbc news. hundreds of people have attended a service to mark the 13th anniversary of the ballygawley bus bombing in county tyrone. eight soldiers were killed and 28 people injured in an ira attack. survivors and relatives of the victims laid wreaths and poppy crosses near the scene. our reporter kevin sharkey was there. the scene of carnage along this road around this countryside three decades ago, well, it's hard to imagine in the northern ireland of today. but the accounts, the memories of those who were there that night, survivors, local people, and members of the emergency services who came here to help in the minutes and hours after the attack, they've recalled scenes of devastation in the dark, in the dead of night. james, you were a young soldier, at 21, you were on the bus that night. yes, iwas, yes.
i was one of the survivors of the bomb. that was 20th august, 88. i lost eight good friends. the minutes before and after the attack? the minutes before, we were all jolly. we were happy to actually be back, because as soon as we get back, it's time to go home for leave. as soon as we get back into work, get back into motion again... but that night, we never actually got back to the barracks. oh, it's just devastating. and what are your memories of that particular moment? yes, yes, at first we thought we had a massive big accident, until afterwards, when, you know, i think i was
knocked out, i was trapped underneath the wreckage. and then it wasjust hearing people in the background, the coaches behind us. two bands came down, and we realised what had happened after i came round and was found underneath the wreckage. the first thing that we were actually saying was, "are all the lads 0k?" we were all shouting for one another. when you shout and there was no response. just... you just... you just assumed that they were gone. so, yeah, we were surprised that only eight were killed that night, there could have been a lot more if it wasn't for the people from the band, the emergency services. so, we owe them our lives. and such remote location in the dark, the dead of night. it was pitch black, the same weather as today, funnily enough. it's like deja vu, you know? 30 years on, we're all still here.
the people of omagh. and people around this area have dedicated a beautiful memorial to the lads. and your own life in the days, weeks and years after the attack? i tried to get back into the army system but ijust couldn't do it because i suffered ptsd, a broken back. i tried to get back and i couldn't. i ended up being medically discharged. and that's when i found it really hard. because i had nobody... like, the regiment, the battalion, they were my family, my brothers. and when you're out, you've got nothing. and i found it really hard when i first got out. and here you are today,
three decades later. and you've brought your family here, and your children for the first time. yes, i brought my wife and my three children, they're over there now amongst the crowd. they want to see where their dad got injured. basically, i'm their hero. but we were only here doing a job. the real heroes are the people from northern ireland, they are the heroes in my eyes. and what does this event here today mean to you? it means a lot. that 30 years on, the young soldiers who died that evening are still remembered, 30 years on. notjust by us, but by everybody. as you can see, the crowd is just unbelievable. and every time we come over, we've been over every november, we always go to the omagh memorial garden and we lay flowers there for the omagh townspeople, which, you know, there was a lovely lady yesterday, i've known her for years,
just came up to me yesterday and gave me a big hug and saying, "welcome home". because omagh is like a second home to us. james, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. and many of the people who were here that night who helped so vividly recall the events. many of them recall witnessing the worst of humanity alongside the best of humanity in the hours after the attack. the italian fire brigade has released new images from genoa following last week's bridge collapse. the precarious—looking work is being carried out to secure what remains of the morandi bridge. a3 people died when a section of the structure, measuring around 200 metres in length, collapsed on tuesday. non—smokers have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to research carried out by the american cancer society. it found childhood passive smoking
also increased the risk of death by heart disease and strokes. experts said the best way to protect children was to quit smoking. a scottish man accused of running a precious metals fraud scheme in the united states has been placed on the fbi's most wanted list. 65—year—old james ward is alleged to have offered investors bogus deals involving precious metals. the fbi allege he received more than £300,000. he's been on the run since 2012. 16 nurses at a hospital in the us state of arizona have found out they‘ re all pregnant at the same time. max gorden, a reporterfrom the local tv station, has the story. it wasn't like they planned it. they're wondering what's in the water! and they sure weren't counting on this. one after another, after another, after another. 16 intensive care unit nurses
at banner desert medical center in mesa, all pregnant at the same time. did we have some kind of pact going on? the boon of burgeoning bellies has increased trips to the cafeteria. simple, you know, soups, making sure the kids all right. and it has some patients a little confused. he was like, "are you all pregnant?" though there are a few limitations to the cases these nurses can now treat. certain infections, and also chemotherapy drugs can be very toxic to the foetus. but don't fear — a maternity—leave—induced nurse shortage isn't on the way. we've been planning for this for months. it's left some of these nurses learning a lesson. you find out how supportive your co—workers are of you, and your management team. it's been a good experience. in mesa, max gordon, arizona's family. now it's time for a look at the weather, with stav. the morning rain cleared away to leave a legacy of cloud for many places this afternoon. a little bit of sunshine here and there. it was humid for most of us,
despite a lack of sunshine. tonight, as well, we hold onto a lot of cloud. it will be pretty warm and muggy, too. across southern britain, again quite breezy to end the day, lighter winds further north, but those winds will continue to ease down over the course of the night. we could see lengthier clear spells developing across central and northern parts of the country of the night wears on. and if we do see that, temperatures could get down to around 10—12d. but elsewhere where we hold onto the cloud, 1a to 18, a warm, muggy night. the pressure chart for monday, we are in between weather systems, widely spaced isobars, this weather system struggling the centre of the country could give the box of rain at times. a lot of cloud across the board on monday. lighter winds in the south, breezy across the channel islands and the far south—west. a few clear spells here and there, mostly cloudy and humid. temperatures 17—25d
in the south east. and for the test match cricket at trent bridge, it will stay largely dry. largely dry bar the odd spot of rain in the year. temperatures will increase. warm and humid. tuesday, a different story, a weather front rushing into the north—west corner of the country. long spells of and more of a breeze. further south, close to the area of high pressure, the cloud breaks to give a greater chance of sunny spells, a fine and warm day, reaching the mid—20s. on wednedsay the weather system slips southwards and weakens, in central parts of the country producing a few showers. the north, brighter but cooler. to the south with the weather front, warm and muggy conditions, 25—27dc. the warm air ebbs away towards the near continent from thursday onwards. we open the door to something cooler and fresher across
the north—west of the country which will spread to many areas during friday. this week, we are starting off on a cloudy and humid note. hello, this is bbc news with eleanor garnier. the headlines: rescue teams continue to step up their efforts to try and reach thousands of stranded families inflood—hit indian province of kerala. almost two hundred people have died in the last 10 days. many people are still trapped in the houses in many places. i hope they get their help very soon. we couldn't stay there any more. i am thankful to the people who brought us out of that. the campaign for another brexit vote has received a million pound boost — after a donation from the co—founder of the fashion label superdry. a british woman who spent ten hours in the water after falling from a cruise liner near croatia has been rescued. she's in a stable condition in hospital. the government says it will investigate allegations that
british world war two shipwrecks in asia have been targeted by scavengers. sport now, and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. good evening. england have capitulated on day two of the third test at trent bridge. they were all out for 161 runs, leaving india, who are now batting again, well placed to win the match and reduce england's 2—0 lead in the series. it's been a dismal day with england losing all ten wickets in one session. as patrick gearey reports. not a glorious sunday morning scene u nless not a glorious sunday morning scene unless you have a cricket ball in hand. quick bowlers prefer working under cloud cover, the gloom helps the likes of england's stuart broad.
swing bowling is a combination of mystics and physics, few fully understand why the ball moves like this. don't ask ravi ashwin, another to broad, india finished up 129 all out. england had the bat. not easy, after a decent start alistair cooke the first to fall. peterjennings, deja vu, 5a—2. the umpire feltzjob route was next ago, but he disagreed. he did not think the ball had carried to the field. sometimes the more you see something, the more confusing it gets. they stuck with the umpire, unpopular but unsurprising, as was what happened next. england collapsed, ben stokes backin next. england collapsed, ben stokes back in the team and out of ten as trent bridge watched sunday afternoon repeats. jonny bairstow another of the five wickets which fell for 21 as hardik pandya ripped through the the english batting side. jos buttler hit a few back
against the tide but could not stop england losing all ten wickets in the session. india bats for the second time today. now in full control of the test, england's chances fast fading in the gloom. hardik pandya has been the tormentor in chief for india with five wickets. joss butler adding 39 as they managed to avoid the follow on. india now 52 for zero with a lead of 220. england leading 2—0, but of course that could all change india in complete control, ten wickets in hand and a lead of well over 200 runs. a fascinating series so far. one other cricket line, and the former australia fast bowler mitchelljohnson, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 36. the left—armer took 313 test wickets through a roller—coaster career, which included that phenomenal
ashes series in 2013—201a when he took 37 wickets. he had already stepped down from the international game in 2015 but continued playing in twenty20 competitions. sergio aguero scored a hat trick as manchester city brushed huddersfield aside 6—1 to maintain their perfect start in the premier league. the champions seemingly picking up where they left off following that record breaking campaign last season. adam wild reports. with a trip to the premier league champions, it is perhaps little wonder that huddersfield fans were looking just a little apprehensive. few sides get close to manchester city these days. this was about as close as huddersfield would get. great players in great sides make great things look simple. sergio aguero here, not over—complicating matters. his first swiftly followed by a city second, to gabrieljesus this time. all too simple.
huddersfield, at times, contributing to their own misfortune. a goalkeeping error. aguero doesn't miss those. three before the break. although john stankovic did manage this in reply, any huddersfield hope was faint and fading fast. this free kick beginning an irresistible city second half. aguero's final contribution was to complete his hat—trick. he was immediately substituted. job done. it was his replacement who then forced a kick. who then forced a sixth. huddersfield not the first to be demolished by pep guardiola's team. on this form, they won't be the last. i never saw sergio like right now. of course, in the past, he was always the highlight, commitment with the ball or without the ball, he's happy.
and... of course he scored three goals. but notjust scored three goals, he created chances and passes and movement and everything. we faced a team who are absolutely top today. something we wanted to avoid. we did not expect we would clever enough to know which opponents we would face in the first two fixtures. this means nothing more than we have got this out of out more than we have got this out of our heads now. we have used two games out of the way and we are focused on the next ones. well that was one of three premier league matches being played today — watford continued their winning start beating burnley at turf moor in the other lunchtime kick off. after goals for andre gray on his return and troy deeney, will hughes put the gloss on the performance drilling their third pastjoe hart
in the burnley goal. as they followed up their victory okver brighton last wekeend with another win. we just wejust got our we just got our positional sense wrong. he gets in between our lines when we are wondering, not in the shape we normally are. then you are too— one and then they score a third from a poor pass, great finish but fortu nately from a poor pass, great finish but fortunately us, it's a player that should not be on the field to play because they really poor tackle on ward earlier in in the game. —— u nfortu nately for ward earlier in in the game. —— unfortunately for us. brighton look set to bounce straight back, three first half goals giving them the lead against manchester united in the day's late kick off. glenn murray gave them the lead before brighton defender shane duffy added a second. united pulled one back through romelu lukaku's header, but pascal gross restored their advantage from the penalty spot, eric bailly commiting the foul. ten minutes or so remaining,
brighton still leading 3—1. they look set to condemn jose brighton still leading 3—1. they look set to condeanose mourinho to defeat. steven gerrard remains unbeaten as rangers manager as his side reached the quarter finals of the scottich league cup after a 3—1win at kilmarnock. the comombian striker alfredo morelos scored a hat trick. he's been the subject of a three and three quarter million pound bid from french club bordeaux but gerrard said they will have to triple their offer to entice him away. elsewhere today, hibs beat ross county. rangers will play ayr united in the last eight, while celtic take on stjohnstone. after a 13 year absecnce from women's football, manchester united played their first match since the club decided to relaunch the team. they will compete in the second tier of the women's super league (00v) but were in action today in the continental cup against liverpool, a match they won one nil. lizzie arnot finding herself in the right place at the right time to tap home.
so a winning start to life as head coach for the former england defender casey stoney who was playing against herformer club. we are growing slowly. we want to develop the players. we have wedding next week, another big test because they were really impressive last season. obviously we've got a championship to play in. these players will tell you they want to get promotion, that's what we're working towards. there's ten other teams that want to get promotion so it will be difficult but we want to work hard and improve and make sure when they walk out after the break ofa when they walk out after the break of a year, they will be better players and better people. tyson fury says he will knock out deontay wilder in their hugely anticipated title fight later this year after it was announced the pair would go head to head after his latest comneback victory. he beat the italian francesco pianeta on points in belfast, and will face wilder in las vegas in november or december. that date still to be confirmed.
i boxed to a good plan and i shook a couple of cobwebs off. back down on my weight and i'm ready. we're going to have a great training camp and go to america and put on a show. the fight hasn't happened yet but one thing i do know is i have been to america before and conquered it. i beat steve cunningham in new york and frank sinatra said if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. i'm sure las vegas will be a doddle. don't worry about that. markjohnston will have to wait until tomorrow for a chance to break the record number of british winners for a racehorse trainer. his only contender on sunday, lynwood gold at pontefract on the far left in yellow, was left trailing at the start and finished third of the four runners in the 2.30 race. the winner was armandihan. johnston has three runners at leicester on monday as he seeks a record—breaking a,19ath win. that's all the sport for now.
it's being claimed the nhs knew a type of syringe pump, used to administer drugs to patients in england and wales, was dangerous. the sunday times is reporting that health bosses failed to remove the equipment from use, in a bid to save money. the nhs has confirmed there was a five year delay in withdrawing the equipment while adequate alternative pumps were introduced. tom burridge reports. the sunday times says up to nine people died because the nhs continued to use a type of syringe pump which was known to be potentially dangerous. the graseby ms26 and the ms16a were used in the nhs for 30 years. the syringe pumps were used to administer drugs into a patient‘s bloodstream over an extended period of time. the two models looked similar, but released drugs at different
rates, and that sometimes lead to confusion and mistakes being made. the government is already investigating whether the equipment could have been withdrawn from use more quickly. now, the sunday times says health bosses decided to phase the pumps out over five years, from 2010 to 2015, partly because of the cost implications of replacing them with modern, safer alternatives. in a statement, nhs improvement said the 2015 five—year deadline was set to ensure there was enough time to source an acceptable alternative device and ensure staff were properly trained. it's thought there are no more of the older—style syringe pumps in use in the nhs today. tom burridge, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... rescue teams step up their efforts to try and reach thousands of stranded families
in the indian province of kerala. the campaign for another brexit vote receives a million pound donation from the co—founder of fashion label superdry. the government says it will investigate allegations that british world war two shipwrecks in asia have been targeted by scavengers. now it's time for the film review. hello, and a warm welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is jason solomons. hi, jason — what have you been watching? hi,jane.
well, this week, an uptight ewan mcgregor gets a surprise visit from some familiar furry flying friends. he's with hayley atwell. more to come in disney's christopher robin. there's a love letter from one film—maker to another, as mark cousins addresses his hero orson welles in a documentary called the eyes of orson welles, which is inspired by finding a treasure trove of orson welles' never—before—seen sketches and drawings. and the boss is back, just in time for the football — denzel washington pops up with the equalizer 2. he is on a vengeful mission, and you don't want to get in his way. i wouldn't argue with him! starting with christopher robin... only a pg, and i am fascinated about whether this is really children's film, for summer? what is this? ijust came from a screening where there were children there with their merchandise, thinking, "great, i am going see a winnie—the—pooh movie — how cute."
they're not. ah, they're not. what they will see is very cute. he is famously a bear of little brain, but this is a movie of very big heart. it stars ewan mcgregor as an adult christopher robin, though i stress not the real christopher robin, referring to a film earlier this year called goodbye, christopher robin, about the rather miserable life that the real christopher robin had. this christopher robin is miserable, working in post—war london for a luggage firm. he has too much work on his plate, can't spend enough time with his wife, hayley atwell, and his child madeline — played by a brilliantly—named child british actress, bronte carmichael — very posh. she's very good, though, as well. he's very stressed out and can't work out what is happening at work, and he gets a visit from a childhood friend, which might make him lighten up for the weekend... 0h! what to do, what to do, what to do... what to do indeed. pooh?
christopher robin. no! no, no, no... you can't be here. mm. this can't be happening. the stress. it's not stress. god, i'm stressed. it's pooh. i'm so exhausted. madelaine warned me! i like to be warmed. warmed and cosy. i've cracked! i've totally cracked. i don't see any cracks. a few wrinkles...maybe. is that pooh with an american accent? am i mishearing that? he always has an american accent, pooh, because he's voiced by the famous actor, jim cummings, who always does pooh and tigger as well, you remember tigger — "the wonderful thing about tiggers, their bottoms are made out of springs..."? and he does the song, don't worry. thank goodness. and also eeyore has an american accent, and if you remember that
film with mark wahlberg, ted, with the swearing, smoking bear, this is kind of the pg version of that. the characters are there, but as you see they're sort of furry characters, and it's about handing things on to the next generation. and here we see madeline having a tea party on the train with the characters, as they try to come to london to try to make herfather have a nice time, to remember the childish things he'd put away when he was so very young. it's that kind of lesson. we get that in disney movies, in films like elf, where the father has to remember what it was like to be young. but we want this to be as good as paddington, that's the trouble, which is brilliant. yes, there's a sort of influx of furriness going on on the streets of london right now. this isn't paddington. a lot of nods to paddington, and even a part for some of the people who were in paddington — some voices cast, the voice of peter capaldi as rabbit here.
it's very strange. i actually thought it was rather sweet, and it kind of worked, but it is a very odd concoction, and i also have no idea whom it's for, because it isn't really for kids — it is for grown—up kids who can't put away childish things, which actually strikes me very much as disney's core audience right now because they are the ones doing superheroes and star wars. it's for that age group as well, trying to remember what it was like to be young. ok, so it sounds like a curious mixture. curiouser and curiouser. said alice. and you're bringing a documentary as your second choice? yes, mixing things up. this one is certainly for film fans. orson welles dominates... citizen kane was voted the number one film six decades in a row, the best film ever made. orson welles is often cited as the best film—maker ever. certainly in terms of images. well, mark cousins, a well—known film historian, who worked at the bbc, he discovered a treasure trove of orson welles' sketches and he got them out and realised what we see in the sketches often translated into his films, such as touch of evil, which we are seeing here, which starred a great
orson welles performance. a beautiful love letter to cinema. it is also very pretentious, which is what you want from mark cousins — i wouldn't want it any other way! very esoteric, but you also learn a whole lot about what cinema can do, how it connects to the world, the shapes and motifs it can trigger. a real cineast‘s trove, as opening up that trove must have been for mark cousins, and finding clues to orson welles, what he calls his visual thinking. we often say that the eyes are the keys to the soul, but here they're sort of saying the paintings are the keys to orson welles' visual soul. he famously never finished films, orson welles, always arguing with the studios about money. what would he have made now of the internet and the free technology we have? he might have ended up finishing films. it is fascinating and absolutely beautiful and i loved every second, but again it is not for everyone. all right. is this for everyone, the equalizer 2? do you remember the first one? it is well documented i'm not good with violence so thinking this is not really my territory! denzel, however, is an expert.
i love denzel washington... well, i love him, but... i'd pay to see him read out the phone book, to be honest with you. yes. the first one, i remember very little about it except that he worked in the american equivalent of b&q. so he now has a job driving the american equivalent of uber, in boston, ferrying people around, but he also kind of rights wrongs — he is indeed the equalizer. but he perceives the moral rectitude of what he's doing. here he is, taking some revenge and wrath out on some arrogant bankers who have mistreated one of his clients... how you doing? i'm the, ah, lift driver that you called to take home your girlfriend. not a girlfriend, man. 0h. credit card wasn't valid. come in. there you go. mm. pay yourself whatever, and give yourself a nice tip. thank you. you're not going to ask me
if she got home 0k? this is the point where usually i'd give you a chance to do the right thing — but not tonight. tonight i'm going to need your cameras, cellphones, anything you might have used to record what you did to her. you knocked on the wrong door tonight, pops. ok, so that's the general gist? he does that a lot. a lot, and he's very good at it. he is 63, denzel washington, and i don't know why he does it. the central plot is to do with his cia handler. of course he is a former cia assassin working as a taxi driver. he comes out of retirement to help her and track down why she has been killed,
and it goes right to the top, one of those conspiracies, except it doesn't and ends up in a hurricane — there she is, melissa leo, she gets killed, and of course, who killed her? it ends up on the coast, for no reason at all. that said, it has denzel washington been really cool all the way through, so i sort of like that, a film about denzel washington. not his best, but still denzel. best out, you have chosen a film which, jason, made me feel about 95! laughter me too, i have to say. this has been out a week and it came out on tuesday, unusually, because it is an unusual film. a little indie british comedy from the makers of the inbetweeners. the director, iain morris, and joe thomas is the star. and i think you could call it in—tense. see what i did there? reminded me why i would never want to camp at a festival. much as i love music, there is a line. yes, it's very messy, very funny, though, if you are of the right age group, which sometimes, guilty, iam. i was not, but all of
the 19—year—old men i went to the screening with were loving it. that is enough. and very nicely acted — choosing the positives. and dvd... if you're not going out to a tent or a festival, dvd, emily blunt, in a quiet place. post—apocalyptic film where if you make a sound the aliens who have invaded will come for you, so you have to be quiet and not say a word and get through it. her and her family sort of get through it. will they, won't they? she is also pregnant, giving birth, not something you want to do when there are aliens around. thrilling and a tense. everybody i know who has seen it said it was absolutely gripping. again i'm a bit of a kick—in. yes, you can just about survive it — just don't scream. you have been warned! thank you very much. lovely to see you, jason, and that is it for this week. whatever you choose to watch, whatever you are brave enough for, have a good week.
enjoy your cinema—going. goodbye. the morning rain cleared away to leave a legacy of cloud for many places this afternoon. a little bit of sunshine here and there. it was humid for most of us, despite a lack of sunshine. tonight, as well, we hold onto a lot of cloud. it will be pretty warm and muggy, too. across southern britain, again quite breezy to end the day, lighter winds further north, but those winds will continue to ease down over the course of the night. we could see lengthier clear spells developing across central and northern parts of the country of the night wears on. and if we do see that, temperatures could get down to around 10—12d. but elsewhere where we hold onto the cloud, 1a to 18, a warm, muggy night. the pressure chart for monday, we are in between weather systems, widely spaced isobars, this weather system struggling the centre of the country could give the box of rain at times.
a lot of cloud across the board on monday. lighter winds in the south, breezy across the channel islands and the far south—west. a few clear spells here and there, mostly cloudy and humid. temperatures 17—25d in the south east. and for the test match cricket at trent bridge, it will stay largely dry. largely dry bar the odd spot of rain in the year. temperatures will increase. warm and humid. tuesday, a different story, a weather front rushing into the north—west corner of the country. long spells of and more of a breeze. further south, close to the area of high pressure, the cloud breaks to give a greater chance of sunny spells, a fine and warm day, reaching the mid—20s. on wednedsay the weather system slips southwards and weakens, in central parts of the country producing a few showers. the north, brighter but cooler. to the south with the weather front, warm and muggy conditions, 25—27dc. the warm air ebbs away
towards the near continent from thursday onwards. we open the door to something cooler and fresher across the north—west of the country which will spread to many areas during friday. this week, we are starting off on a cloudy and humid note. mid—week onwards, something brighter and showery, before turning fresher by the end of the week. this is bbc news, i'm eleanor garnier. the headlines at six o'clock. rescue teams step up their efforts to try and reach thousands of stranded families in the indian province of kerala. many people are still trapped in their houses in many places. i hope they get help very soon. we could not stay there any more and i'm thankfulfor the people who brought us out of there. the campaign for another brexit vote
receives a million pound donation from the co—founder of fashion label superdry. a british woman who spent ten hours in the water after falling from a cruise liner near croatia has been rescued. the government says it will investigate allegations that british world war two shipwrecks in asia have been targeted by scavengers. also coming up — a baby boom with a difference
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