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efiggflz‘uzr euer v“ 68-1. 68—1. yesterday i asked the england captainjoe 68—1. yesterday i asked the england captain joe root whether he 68—1. yesterday i asked the england captainjoe root whether he thought alastair cook had another century in him. he said yes, he thought it was written in the stars. i cannot see any written in the stars. i cannot see a ny stars written in the stars. i cannot see any stars but i don't think that the clouds will bother alastair cook, and so far, neither have the indian bowlers. time for a look at the weather. here's sarah keith—lucas. decent weather at the oval, is it going to last? we have a very small chance of the double right, patchy rain there tomorrow, but for most of us rain there tomorrow, but for most of us today it looks like a fine, early autumn day with some decent spells of sunshine. this picture was taken in shropshire. beautiful blue skies, barely a cloud around. this is the scene in oswestry. we have a bit more cloud as you can see on the satellite image, across parts of north—east england, northern scotland, a bit more cloud drifting across northern ireland as well.
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most of us dry, but not everywhere. some showers around across northern and eastern england, down towards east anglia and a few showers across the northern half of scotland. looking at the regional detail, at 4pm you can see those showers for the northern isles. to the south of the northern isles. to the south of the central belt, sunny spells, sunny spells for northern ireland and northern england, the odd shower along the yorkshire coast towards lincolnshire, but sunny spells across the bulk of england and wales, temperatures in the warm spots, possibly 20 celsius, butjust a bit ofa spots, possibly 20 celsius, butjust a bit of a breeze taking the edge of those temperatures today. into the evening, though showers in the east fade, still some rain for northern scotland, then later in the night the next batch of rain moves in across northern ireland and wales. to the east, clearer skies and the most chilly temperatures saturday morning. saturday across the central
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swathe of england will be dominated by this front. that moves in from the west. it looks most likely that the west. it looks most likely that the rain will be across the bulk of wales with it wins into northern england. heaviest over the hills in the west. to the north of that, a brighter day for scotland and northern ireland, perhaps the odd shower but sunny spells and temperatures around 17 celsius, and much of southern england should hold onto the dry and reasonably when weather for much of the day. for the second half of the weekend, this front pushing gradually northwards and eastwards on sunday. we may start with a few showers across parts of northern england into scotland, but these should ease later on in the day. sunny spells developing, showers moving too quickly on that risk westerly breeze with temperatures reaching 22 celsius in the south. a look at it into the new working week, one or two showers lingering across scotla nd two showers lingering across scotland and northern ireland, drying out for england and wales and we could see temperatures by tuesday
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back into the mid—20s. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. jeremy corbyn has rejected an attack on his leadership by the former prime minister tony blair, who's claimed mr corbyn posed a threat to the future existence of the labour party. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. all the talk was about alistair cook's impending retirement from international cricket before the final test with india. and he's going well on the opening day of the fifth and final match of the series. unbeaten on 37 not out, england are one wicket down, 68—1 at lunch. joe wilson is there. live in london outside the awful...
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alistair cook putting on a show? absolutely, so far, so good from his point of view. he was saying in the build—up to this match he did not wa nt build—up to this match he did not want much fuss and did not want the location to go over the top and he told me he would not shed a tear when he walked out for his final innings orfinal test when he walked out for his final innings or final test match and it is hard to tell what the helmet and grill but i don't think there were any tears. the guard of honour for the indian team, a handshake, it was appropriate, because alistair cook is respected around the world not just for his batting but his character and temperament he has brought to the game. of course, india, as soon as the handshakes we re india, as soon as the handshakes were open, were trying to get alistair cook out. robbie getting this section, pretty much classic alistair cook. he got his timing going and he was not risking
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anything. after a lean summer going into lunch 37 not out, so far very good for alistair cook. jennings will not be resuming. what we saw from jennings today was almost a story of his england career so far, not just that he story of his england career so far, notjust that he got out but the shot he played to get out. you could tell instantly after he played the ball round the corner straight to the field, jennings was frustrated. coming into the indian team, this player... and ashwin, 68—1 for england. you rememberjoe route the captain of england saying yesterday he felt 100 for alistair cook was written in the stars and that is how he started his england career, with 100 against india. early days and seems up 100 against india. early days and seems up for it as we speak here. joe wilson live at the oval. what a story would be if he can do that. mo farah will be going for a fifth win in the great north run on sunday. now dedicated solely to road racing, the four—time olympic champion believes the race in newcastle will act as ideal preparation
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for next months chicago marathon. i feel good. ifeel good. training has been going pretty well. i have been in arizona training hard with my coach gary and things are going well enough. for me it is just things are going well enough. for me it isjust going things are going well enough. for me it is just going to be tough, things are going well enough. for me it isjust going to be tough, as well as testing myself to see what i am, and asking them questions, and in three and a half weeks, after the chicago marathon, i'm excited. serena williams called her return to tennis incredible following the health complications she experienced following the brith of herfirst child. she edged a step closer to equalling the record for the most grand slam singles titles after reaching the us open final. one set up, williams wrapped up the second six love against anaistasjia sevatsova, and will face japan's naomi osaka in tomorrow's final, who was just one—year—old when serena won her first grand slam — now she has 23 and could make that 2a in new york. i got a little emotional out
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there because last year i was literally fighting for my life in the hospital. i think i was on my fourth surgery by now... today is thursday... i was on my third surgery, i still had one more to go. to come from that in a hospital bed and not being able to move and walk and do anything, and now, only a year later, i'm not training but i'm actually in these finals. watford's javier gracia has won this season's first premier league manager of the month award the spaniard's guided his side to four wins out of four at the start of the campaign. their latest victory coming against tottenham on sunday. watford are reportedly keen to extend his contract at vicarage road. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's alistair cook looks to near 50 in
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his last professional match before retiring. let's return to one of today's main stories. the leader of the liberal democrats, sir vince cable, has said his party will hold a leadership election once the issue of brexit is, in his words, "resolved or stopped". earlier sir vince spoke to my colleague annita mcveigh about his plans for the party. i think at the moment we have a position where people are looking for a rallying point, because they see in the country an enormous sense of drift, you know, the big problems are not being dealt with, and the two traditional parties, one has been taken over by extremists and the other is in the process of being, and they are looking for an alternative. we have the capacity to do it and we have a substantial membership and supporter base already, and i think by opening up the supporter base in this way,
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i would be open to doing new things in new ways. we have the capacity to capitalise and help lead this new force. this is primarily a rallying cry around brexit, isn't it? well, brexit is the issue of the moment and of course that is something we are absolutely committed to, and we are united on it, unlike the conservative and labour parties — we are clear we think it is damaging to the country and we are campaigning for a people's vote. i want to win that argument. we don't know when this process will end and that is why i am not setting a timeline for my leadership. i have a series of tasks to do, that's one of them, and i am approaching in a professional way, which is how people would operate outside parliament. you have certain jobs to do and you aim to do them. when you talk about bringing together voters who loosely identify with the lib dems, are you saying that these people might be with you for another vote if there was a people's vote on brexit, and then they might go their separate ways from the party?
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or how would you define who could join the party and what rights would they have? we're saying to people identify with our values, and we do have values of tolerance and we're a moderate, middle—of—the—road common—sense party, we're fighting extreme inequalities but we believe in an open economy and society, we have a set of values, and people who identify with that can join our supporter base. they don't have to pay a fee but if they are part of our supporter base, amongst other things, they then have a say in the choice of future leaders and have a role in shaping the way we develop our policy. is there a danger of what has been called entryism, of people trying to join a party with a specific agenda in mind? entryism is an issue for political parties.
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i was speaking earlier and i said, when you open the window, you let some flies in, and you must have a mechanism to deal with them. we are in a different position from the other parties. the conservatives are a right—wing party and they have been taken over by people on the extreme right, and the labour party are a socialist party and they have already been taken over by the extreme left. we're a moderate, middle—of—the—road party and the issue is not the same for us. but, quite right, we do have to be careful. looking at the definition of moderate, middle—of—the—road, it might mean different things to different people. do you accept some people might find the liberal democrats to liberal on some issues? they might. do you want them to try to work with you? the surveys we have commissioned suggest probably something like 40% of the population broadly share our values and are not currently supporting us politically but they share our values. there are some people who do not, and i accept that.
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there is a lot of political diversity in the country. and common ground on what you have been talking about today, and tony blair as we have heard talking about the centre ground of british politics. is there perhaps a way forward for a third party? i'm saying third party rather than a fourth party because a third party that would be an amalgamation, if you like, of the liberal democrats for people who feel disaffected in labour because of the jeremy corbyn‘s leadership? i think you are getting ahead of us on this. i think there are two things we're talking about, and one is strengthening own party to create as i put it a rallying ground for people in the middle of politics, but there are, in addition, people in the labour party who will notjoin us for good or bad reasons, and they want to do their own thing. they have given up on the labour party, and tony blair is one of them.
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i make it clear that i want to work with them and there's no point working against them. we have got to cooperate. that was vince cable talking to my colleague earlier run. we know that this summer has proved to be a record breaker and the heat also led to more than one—and—a—half million people visiting the nhs website looking for advice. john maguire reports. baby leo is blissfully unaware he hasjust been born into the joint—hottest summer on record. but during her pregnancy, his mum, cassie, had to keep her cool. i managed to work earlier, and avoid the hottest parts of the day, which was ideal, and also avoid public transport, and avoid walking too much in the heat of the city. that was really important. temperature—controlled birthing pools have been very popular here at the chelsea and westminster hospital. summer is always busy, but this year's extreme heat saw an increase in visits. things like swelling can
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sometimes mask other, more serious conditions with pregnancy, so it's difficult to exclude those when women phone in and say they've got swelling of their feet and hands. so, again, we recommend that women come in and be assessed. and the government says, during july, thousands more people were seen in a&e within four hours than the same month last year. it was even busier than the winter. usually summer is the time when the wards are less busy. it's an opportunity for early winter planning. for staff to catch up. but we haven't had that respite. so really, since january, it's really been full on. as temperatures soared, the nhs advice website was red—hot. heat—related enquiries more than doubled, from 730,000 in the summer last year to more than 1.5 million over the past three months. the number of deaths related to the summer has not yet been published, but this climate change expert says high mortality could become the new norm. we had 900 deaths from heat—related
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conditions a couple of years ago. imagine... and we didn't hear anything really reported about it, but imagine if we'd had a flood event that killed 900 people. there would be understandable outrage, uproar... it would be considered a national crisis. the deaths from heat are a public health emergency, and we have got to get better at helping it. and mps are warning that a change in climate must mean a major change in our culture. we're seeing hospital wards overheating, care homes overheating. this is where the frail, elderly people are, and they're the most at risk of overheating in a heatwave, so we really need to plan very carefully to keep the older population safe. so if, as is forecast, a summer like this one becomes the rule and not the exception, then our health system, so used to dealing with cold, wet winters, will also need to adapt to frequent long, hot summers.
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john maguire, bbc news. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news... sir vince cable announces he will step down as liberal democrat leader once the question of brexit is resolved or stopped. jeremy corbyn rejects an attack on his leadership by tony blair. the former prime minister claims mr corbyn poses a threat to the future existence of the labour party. ba says sorry after a mass hack of data from its customers — nearly 400,000 payment cards have been compromised. now, the business news. the chief executive of british airways has apologised for what he has called a very sophisticated breach of the firm's security systems.
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the airline said personal and financial details of customers making bookings had been compromised. almost half the people who bought a leasehold house in the past decade had no idea what they were getting into, according to a new study. home—buyers faced high fees and charges, with many feeling they were mis—sold. good news for british brewer and pub group greene king. it's updated the markets and revealed that england s world cup football run and a summer heatwave helped boost business. the group, which was founded in 1799, sold 3.7 million pints of beer in total during england s seven world cup matches. we start with a huge data breach at british airways, which the airline says it's investigating as a matter of urgency. in a statement, ba said between 21 august and 5 september, personal and financial details of around 380,000 transactions on the website and on the app "were compromised". the airline added it had notified police after the stolen data,
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which did not include travel or passport details. it's taken out full—page ads in the british newspapers this morning, urging people to contact their bank. this is not the first customer relations problem to affect the airline. in may last year, more than 2,000 ba passengers had their tickets cancelled because the prices were too cheap. earlier we spoke to dr stephanie hare, an independent technology expert. it is actually really important not to prejudge this. british airways will have to bring in, most likely, outside help, and they have alerted the national cyber security centre, the national crime agency, the police and the information commissioner's office. so you can imagine they are dealing with authorities to help with the forensics investigation of this crime, the criminal nature of it, which will be
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the people side, and then also liaising with the regulator, that's the ico, because they have to make sure that everything is being done in case there will be any fines issued under the general data protection regulati the gdpr, whichjust came into effect this year. we don't want to prejudge anything about how this has happened yet because we don't know. jobs are being created and starting salaries are rising. after years of close to full employment, it seems finally wages are rising. earlier this week in the purchasing managers index report on services, there were signs that employers were raising wages to keep hold of their best staff. now a report from the recruitment and employment confederation confirmsjob placements are on the rise, and so are salaries. neil carberry, who is chief executive of the recruitment and employment could confederation joins me. after all this time we have had
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pretty much full employment and finally wages are moving upwards. toa finally wages are moving upwards. to a sound are getting on with it. there is political uncertainty at the moment but the moment but demand is good. the other thing to point you, there is more going on in the britishjobs you, there is more going on in the british jobs market than just the story about brexit. we see big shortages around growth industries, technology, engineering, it, but also in areas like hospitality, where consumer behaviours are changing, and that has created new jobs. is this right up and down, jobs at the bottom and top, and what is in demand? we see shortages at all levels of scale in the labour market. you are stronger we have amongst the highest employment rate in the world, and record for the uk at the moment. that is one of the drivers, of starting salary starting to rise, but they are starting to rise in areas where demand is highest, so i mention hospitality, engineering...
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in those areas, that is where we see pay growth for real. and one of the things people must think about when thinking about career and so on, how do they crayon to move into some of those new growth areas? —— how do the train on? one idea about why wages stay down when there is almost full employment is because there is a constant supply of people coming into the country, in from europe, which expanded thejobs country, in from europe, which expanded the jobs market even as demand expanded for their services. is this because we are seeing a slowdown in migration that we are seeing now finally wages rising and we continue to have full employment? don't think so and that is a short—sighted view. of course, if you can't get staff to do work here in britain, many companies will look to do that work offshore, and that is in the interest of nobody. it is the case that net migration is as high as it has been for the last couple of years. what we are
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actually seeing is an effectively different factor, new technology and changing consumer behaviours. the one sector dropping in job creation in our survey is retail and we all know retail is being disrupted by a wide range of internet—based platforms. thank you very much. that was neil carberry. one by one, the... i would just have a look at the... i would just have a look at the markets. i got given the wrong script. over to the market, this is interesting. british airways there, with the holding company, its shares are down 3.5% or so. the ftse is down quite sharply over the whole week. we have got the pound strengthening, and comments coming from michel barnier about brexit talks. £1 30 from michel barnier about brexit talks. £130 against the dollar. as the pound rises, very often a lot of big companies within the ftse which have income coming in from foreign
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exchanges, they very often lose ground on the ftse. we see mining companies, making money in dollars. that goes down almost 2.5 or 3%, and thatis that goes down almost 2.5 or 3%, and that is the rise of the pound. as the pound rises, you generally see the pound rises, you generally see the value of the shares in the ftse 100 falling. that's it. back in an hour. one by one, many of president trump's closest aides have been publicly denying authorship of the anonymous editorial in the new york times. it painted a damning picture of the trump white house. the writer — described by the times as "a senior official" — calls the president "erratic, impulsive and amoral". chris buckler reports from washington. at a rally in montana, donald trump was surrounded by supporters, people who believe in him, but this has been a week of persistent claims that many working in the white house have no such faith in their president, and mr trump is well aware that some of those damning allegations have apparently come from one of his own senior officials.
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an anonymous, really an anonymous, gutless coward. you just look. he was... nobody knows who the hell he is, or she, although they put he but probably that's a little disguise, that means it's a she. but for the sake of our national security, the new york times should publish his name at once. the new york times insists it was a trump insider who wrote of the resistance inside the white house — individuals who are apparently working diligently to frustrate part of the president's agenda, claiming he's "impetuous", "adversarial", "petty", "ineffective", and "anti—democratic". the feverish guessing game to try to identify the author has quickly become a hunt, and led to official after official being forced to deny it was them. i think the new york times should be ashamed, and i think whoever wrote
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this anonymous editorial should also be ashamed as well. i find the media's efforts in this regard to undermine this administration incredibly disturbing. and i'll answer your other question directly because i know someone will say, gosh, you didn't answer the question — it's not mine. the fact that so many have felt the need to say that they were not responsible for the article has, in a way, only added to its credibility and fuelled conspiracy theories about who could have written it. washington is a city that thrives on political drama, and there is plenty of intrigue in the capital at the moment. in a tweet, donald trump even appeared to ask the investigative journalists of the new york times to investigate themselves, with the simple question, "who is the anonymous letter writer?" but after such damaging allegations, there are also serious questions about the president and what's happening inside his white house. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. one of the great comic actors
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of the very british carry on films has died at the age of 88. liz fraser was a favourite leading lady across films and tv for over three decades. the british comedy society said in tribute that she was "a delight". her later credits included hero to zero and drover‘s gold. now it's time for a look at the weather. thank you. we have some lovely autumnal sunshine today, not everywhere and there are some showers across parts of northern england particularly and scotland as well. seems like this glorious one in oswestry in shropshire, blue sky and fair—weather cloud bubbling up over the past few hours. the satellite image shows that fair—weather cloud in the south bubbling up through the day. more
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cloud sitting across parts of north—east england and northern scotland, continuing to bring some showers over the next few hours before fading away into the evening. most before fading away into the evening. m ost pla ces before fading away into the evening. most places dry, with sunny spells. a north—westerly breeze taking the edge of the temperatures. slimming into regional detailfor edge of the temperatures. slimming into regional detail for scotland, some spots of showery rain in the highlands and our plans and northern isles. sunnier spells in the western isles. sunnier spells in the western isles to dumfries & galloway and northern ireland as well. north—west england seeing spells of lovely sunshine. more showers through the yorkshire coast and flickinger. further south across the bulk of england and wales, lots of sunshine and some cumulus cloud building. into this evening, most places and the day on a drying up with sunshine. showers easing away from eastern england, a few continuing for the north of scotland. more rain in from the west, particularly affecting wales first thing on saturday. towards the east and a clearer skies, single figures.
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saturday's weather dominated in england and wales by the frontal system england and wales by the frontal syste m fro m england and wales by the frontal system from the west. either side of the front, there should be brighter weather, and sunny spells with some showers for scotland and northern ireland. then this bulk of rain across parts of northern england and the midlands and wales. some u nsettled the midlands and wales. some unsettled activity farther north, may stay dry in northumberland. along the south coast of england, likely to stay mostly dry with temperatures on saturday generally in the high teens. looking ahead to the second half of the weekend, still this front with us for a time on sunday, and it moves its way on towards the north and east. we will have some showers first thing, across parts of northern england into scotland as well. they should pare away toward the east on that strengthening westerly breeze, further south and sunny spells all day. you notice it at warmer by sunday, particularly in the south where temperatures are likely to reach 22 celsius also. towards the new working week, some showers
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around in the north still and brightening up further south and temperatures around 2a celsius. hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm: taking flight: thousands of ba customers cancel their credit cards after a huge data breach at the airline — after a sophisticated, malicious criminal attack on its website. this was a very sophisticated criminal attack on and over more than 20 years that has been operating, we have never had a breach of this type. the battle for the political centre ground — tony blair claimsjeremy corbyn poses a threat to the future existence of the labour party. there's lots of people associated with me who feel that the labour party is lost. that the game is over. you know, i'm kind of hoping they are not right. i think tony should recognise that the party membership is now much bigger than it has ever been. it's the biggest it has ever been in my lifetime. the kremlin is out to undermine us.
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