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if‘ai‘it if‘ai‘ii www it"ui‘ii www e‘ﬁr that thousands, and tens of hope that thousands, and tens of thousands of people are going to come to dundee to see this great building and of this great collection. and we are going to help dundee finds some of that confidence which might have been lost in recent decades. this museum brings jobs, decades. this museum bringsjobs, yes, but it is also a bold statement that dundee‘s design heritage and scotland's cultural clout. a destination not just for scotland's cultural clout. a destination notjust for tourists, but for the people living here. this really is a big dealfor this small city on the banks of the river tay. half a million people are expected to visit the v and a dundee in its first year. the first of those expected through the doors on saturday. lorna, thank you. lorna gordon. time for a look at the weather with ben rich. hello. we both get to the uk forecasting a moment. an update, hurricane florence. this looks like a monster storm. a short time ago a
category four hurricane. the eye in the storm means we have a storm that means business. in the next couple of days that storm is expected to track towards the carolinas with the potential for huge amounts of rain and damaging winds. potentially very dangerous weather. we will keep you posted. back home it is much quieter. we have had this stripe of cloud working south—east with some outbreaks of rain. behind that, a change in the feel of the weather. cooler, fresher air. aside from the far south where we still have the re m na nts of far south where we still have the remnants of that front, it is not a bad day. spells of sunshine. showers in the north—west. some of them heavy. 15 to 18 degrees will stop this evening and tonight the last re m na nts of this evening and tonight the last remnants of the weather front will slide away to the south. another pushes into the north—west. in between, under a clear and starry
skies it will turn into a decidedly chilly night. temperatures here at the town and city temperatures. some areas may get down to three, four, 5 degrees. there could be some grass frost. tomorrow we see another band of cloud and rain moving across scotla nd of cloud and rain moving across scotland and northern ireland, perhaps into northern england. to the south of that, we will see some spells of suntan. after that chilly start temperatures recovering. 16 to 20 degrees. maybe 12 across the west of scotland. as we look across —— to friday, more rain proprietor of scotla nd friday, more rain proprietor of scotland and northern ireland, maybe getting into the midlands and parts of wales. the further east you are, still some spells of sunshine. temperatures low in scotland. it looks like frontal systems will push towards the north—west of the uk at the weekend. that is where we are most likely to see wet and windy
weather. but you have behind me here would be the remnants of another hurricane in the atlantic. it looks like sending humid and tropical area in our direction. one northern and western areas will see some rain at the weekend, the further south and east you are it is likely to stay dry and potentially warm. there is a lot going on. thank you. 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... "a special week for test match cricket." that's how michael vaughan has described england's win over india in the fifth and final test. it was a match that saw alastair cook take his final bow, jimmy anderson become the leading fast bowler in test cricket, and india put up a realfight. the former england captain says
it was just what the sport needed. it has been an amazing week for test match cricket, a fantastic series and a fitting end to a career that has been remarkable by alastair cook. his 100 yesterday and then the final wicket taken by his good pal james anderson. it was a wonderful delivery. surpassing glenn mcgrath‘s record of double driving we say thank you to alastair cook for everything he has done for english cricket butjimmy anderson also still going. the way he is bowling now, the body and mind are still seems strong. i think we have many yea rs left in seems strong. i think we have many years left injimmy anderson, maybe another 100 or so wickets. i think this has been one of the great weeks for english cricket. plenty of international football last night, let's have a run through some of the results. and england beat
switzerland 1—0 in a friendly at leicester's king power stadium. the first 25 seconds was broadcast in black & white to mark the 25th anniversary of the anti—discrimination charity kick it out. marcus rashford got england's goal which gave them their first win since the quarterfinals of the world cup. in belfast, northern ireland's gavin whyte stole the show — after being brought on for his debut against israel he netted within two minutes with his very first touch of the ball. elsewhere the republic of ireland were held to a one all draw by poland. and spain absolutely walloped the world cup finalists croatia 6—0 in the uefa nations league. real madrid's marco asensio with the pick of the goals, his club team—mate isco rounded off the scoring. that result very helpful for england in their nations league group. there've been a couple more developments following serena williams' row with umpire carlos ramos in the final of the us open. we've heard from ramos himself for the first time,
and tennis legend billiejean king has softened her stance...as our tennis correspondent russell fuller explains. the umpire admits it is a very delicate situation has given some brief comments to a newspaper in his native portugal. he has also pointed out you can't pick and choose the rules. billie jean king out you can't pick and choose the rules. billiejean king was very outspoken after the us open final. not at all critical of serena williams, backed up her suggestion that she had been the victim of gender bias. well, she has for the first time criticised williams at least for her behaviour on court. she said there is no question serena was out of line. she is still very critical of the umpire. she feels that he should have said to williams, nobody is questioning your character here. and if he had done
that rather than aggravating the situation, things would have been sorted out much quicker. the world and olympic cycling gold medalist kristina vogel has spoken publically for the first time since she was paralysed in a training crash earlier this year. an 11—time orld champion, the german suffered serious spinal and chest injuries in the accident, but now says she wants to give something back to her sport. translation: i tried to adapt myself, i compare myself to a little baby who has had to learn step—by—step how to get seated to walk and move around. it took quite some time, about three months i think but now i am ready to face my situation and share my experiences andi situation and share my experiences and i want to pass on my positive energy. there is more from that interview on the bbc sport website.
that's all the sports are now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. let's talk a little bit more about one of our main stories here. more now on news that a group of conservative pro—brexit mps led by jacob rees—mogg, has published a plan for tackling the issue of the irish border after britain leaves the eu — one of the major stumbling blocks in the negotiations. the group insists its proposals would enable the uk to leave the single market and the customs union without the need for a hard border. here's what some of the group had to say earlier. beginning with the former northern ireland secretrary, owen paterson. we are told that the integrity of the single market and customs union is in peril because the problem of the northern ireland border cannot be resolved. the first point to make is there is a border today. there is
a vat and tax border, there is an excise duty border, there is a currency board and very importantly there is a security border. and that is all handled with current administrative and technical tools. without any major problems on implementation. and my contention, and we put this in the paper, is that we should look at the actual issues of the border. eye it has been suggested that in some way brexit is a threat to the belfast agreement and might somehow cause a reversion to violence. i think both those propositions are completely wrong. there is no point at which what is happening on brexit imposes an interferes with the good friday agreement. and its operation. and there is no serious threat from
violence because we have sorted that issue, partly through the agreement itself but also partly through the way in which our security forces north and south have been successful. green there is an existing there today for vat, excise, a security and currency board, and all of those are managed ina way board, and all of those are managed in a way without any infrastructure on the current border itself. and oui’ on the current border itself. and ouraim in this on the current border itself. and our aim in this paper is while the need to be new checks brought in to ensure the integrity of the single market and customs union, there is no need that any new, additional checks on that border at all. we're not talking, as teresa says, about the movement of people, that is dealt with under the travel area, it will continue as brexit. we're talking simply about the movement of goods. the paper is a fabulously practical, sensible approach to this
and the only way we're going to resolve this issue and thereby unlock the negotiation, because this is what this is about, unlock in the negotiations. the only way we can do thatis negotiations. the only way we can do that is by engaging in a practical level, that this paper does in a way that the union has not yet done. so i commend it to you for it is practicality and dealing with the issues while at the same time of delivering on the promise of the british people of leaving the customs union, the single market. that was part of the news conference this morning. we'll have also heard from our irish respondent who gave us from our irish respondent who gave us his view on how he thinks these proposals will be received. well, i think on the face of it, lots of this plan looks quite plausible because it is seeking to build on existing customs arrangements to do with information exchange and streamlined customs procedures. so it is certainly a lot more grounded in reality than previous border plans we have seen, which talked about drones and airships policing the border.
however, i still think there are going to be significant difficulties with this plan. because first of all talks about using the eu's vat system as the major way in which we will be able to share information. but it is not at all clear that we would be able to get access to the eu's vat system on that basis after brexit. for example, it seems to assume we will have better access to the eu's vat system than for example norway does. secondly, it also seems to put a lot of store on the idea of mutual recognition of standards when it comes to food and agriculture and it talks a lot about the world trade organisation's sps regime, which is basically rules for food and agriculture laid out by the world trade organisation. but those rules were not obliged the eu to have mutual recognition with the uk when it comes to standards. it also talks about looking at the equivalence regime in the eu's agreement with canada,
which deals with these issues. but that canada eu agreement still means that goods coming from canada into the eu needs to be checked at the border, 10% of all food products need to be checked and 100% of cases documents need to be checked. so on the face of it, although there is lots of plausible technocratic solutions in here, once you start to drill into the fine detail, you begin to think, well, these things may not be acceptable to the eu at all. book about prime minister depressions in the moment but before we dojust a coming out of depressions in the moment but before we do just a coming out of moscow in the last few moments. i must stress that this is from russian state television but interestingly russian state tv saying that one of the two men that britain holds responsible for the nerve agent attacked in salisbury has said he will comment on the case next week. that is what
we're hearing. we don't know which of the two but russian state television saying that one of those two men will comment on the case next week. that is interesting following on from what we were reporting about president vladimir putin, who earlier today said that the two men are not members of the intelligence services, that they are civilians. and vladimir putin said that he hoped they will give their side of the story. and sure enough, just as i correspond and has been suggesting, one of them has said he will talk next week. that is as much as we know at this stage. let's find out whether russian television has more to say about that little later in the day but that is the latest there from moscow. now, as promised with the time edging up to 2:45pm, let's get some analysis on what we heard of the floor of the commons. norman smith, as ever, getting all
the reaction for us. slightly surprising this week because brexit did not dominate proceedings for once. of the last ten prime ministers questions, of jeremy corbyn's 60 questions, more than a0 had been about brexit. today, a change of tack. he talks about universal credit and maybe a change of tack from theresa may too because she used a tactic used by jeremy corbyn a lot, quoting letters from people extolling the virtues of the universal credit system. then, before we get into that i want to ask you about last night's meeting. you are member, you were there. where a significant number of your
collea g u es where a significant number of your colleagues calling for mrs may to be ousted? colleagues calling for mrs may to be ousted 7 —— colleagues calling for mrs may to be ousted? —— i think it is no surprise that people are not universally happy with the state brexit at the moment but there no consensus in that direction whatsoever. think me to change the ball and not the manticore is a phrase. let's talk universal credit. we had jeremy corbyn same look, the national farmers union, gingerbread, the world and his wife have been critical of universal credit. is it not time to think again?|j critical of universal credit. is it not time to think again? i think we have debated this to death in the chamber over the last 12 months or more, pretty much everybody in the house agrees with the principles of universal credit that were laid out and that it is wrong for people to be in and that it is wrong for people to beina and that it is wrong for people to be in a scenario where they lose money by taking on work or a job and thatis money by taking on work or a job and that is where we are now. so there is no question that universal credit is no question that universal credit is the right thing to do. clearly rolling anything out on that scale
isa rolling anything out on that scale is a challenge and that is why it has been so slow. myjob centre in my constituency are calm and that they have had the time to prepare for it. every time there are changes, that system improves. first i agree with the principle of universal credit. i think the principle is that people should be able to keep more of their money if they are more and i think that is a sensible principle. but i know because it was rolled out first in my constituency that there are major problems with the roll—out. and this isa problems with the roll—out. and this is a system that has literally been built as people are being put onto the system. and that has led to some real challenges. citing the roll—out is something that should only proceed very slowly and one particular thing but i think has gone badly wrong is that in coalition we ensure that there was a working allowance that made sure that it really did pay to be in work and the government have reduced that. so i think the incentive now
is not there now in the way that it used to be to get into work and earn more. what is the option now? surely we are too far down the track to scrap universal credit of fundamentally change it? green labour has been very clear that we would pause and then seek to fix universal credit and then seek to change what has happened. the point that theresa may made about making payments is exactly what the tax credit system was designed to do and indeed doing. when you look at what has happened in the universal credit and a catastrophic roll—out, it is actually devastated families across the country. theresa may was challenged today about the figure that her government had put forward that her government had put forward that 350,000 children would be lifted out of poverty. we have seen the reverse and i know in my constituency most wards, we have a0% of children living in poverty. we have had universal credit roll out andi have had universal credit roll out and i have seen the rise in problem debts, rent arrears on addictions, people who were self—employed struggling to be able to make the books balance and feed their family is at the end of the week. so it is no surprise that we heard that in
areas where universal credit has been rolled out, you have seen a 52% increase in use of the banks. that is not a record the government should be proud and it should come clea n to should be proud and it should come clean to say that this is not working well and we need to do far more to deal with entrenched poverty in our country. ben bradley and i was then at the start, it is slightly surprising that this was pmq slightly surprising that this was pmo ‘s dominated not by brexit. giving brexit and one of the knock—on effects is that so many significant areas of policy have fallen by the wayside, perhaps not had so much attention paid to them? ido had so much attention paid to them? i do not think universal credit is an example of that. the focus is on universal credit and been improved. a lot of examples that come up about problems, there will always be people on some scale that fall through the gaps but actually tom points out it was one of the first to be rolled out. the number of changes that have happened since then, i don't think the roll—out
that happening tom's constituency bears any resemblance to how it works now. it is recently rolled out ina works now. it is recently rolled out in a constituency next to me and the feedback has been positive. what we often found in my constituency is that it was my staff that was finding problems with the policy and then we were feeding about the government. you have found on the panel support for the principle of universal credit albeit for not for the delivery. and under the labour party, i can remember that cause quite a few problems are my constituency office was full of complaints about the way that operated. i did say we were going to talk about brexit and i guess we know where both of you stand on brexit but let me just ask about where the labour party stands on brexit because we have heard that there have been many many motions put into the conference about the debate on brexit and possibly having a second referendum. isn't it time labour took a clear and distinct and defined position on this rather than
just sitting on the fence?” defined position on this rather than just sitting on the fence? i think it is going to be debated at conference, brexit was debated previously as well and it looks to be. i have grown in my support for the people's vote. i think there has got to be a point at which, especially when you look at what has happened in parliament, that we do not even know what them meaningful vote is going to be. if we have had the people have a say, should they have had a deal on —— should therefore the say on the final bill? that is something my constituency is asking me. ithink that is something my constituency is asking me. i think as part of the labour party, some have been very clear that in the event that there is not a proposal for no deal critically, or a deal that is not good to get through parliament, dutch auction option should be on the table. i think that is an incredibly important step to take in. would it be acceptable back at if at this conference, labour fudged it and you have an anodyne motion that basically said we do not really
know, we will make our mind up later. in other words, you will have failed again to come to a clear position? i would like is to come out with a clear position on this because i think it is good to be increasing importance after the co nfe re nce increasing importance after the conference season and we come back because we are looking at the october summit and because we are looking at the octobersummit and we're because we are looking at the october summit and we're wondering if there is good to be a deal or no deal. but i think there is a lot more debate to be had now. i would like that to be full and open at party conference and i think what keirstarmerand has said party conference and i think what keir starmer and has said about keeping all options on the table is a very important statement. but he is not the leader of the labour party and that isjeremy is not the leader of the labour party and that is jeremy corbyn and he and hope that not only will be on brexit but whether or not their vote on the final deal will be allowed because if we have the support of the labour party, i think we can actually for soccer in parliament. you accept that the only way you will be up to get people's vote to defeat brexit is if labour come eye
well, it will be much easier if labour come on board and impossible without. but we need a slightly larger number of conservatives and we have already got on board to enable this to happen and i hope they will swing behind a final say as well. let me just give them the final point on this. do you, as a prominent supporter of brexit, you resigned office the opposition because of that. do you believe that there is now momentum building up behind another referendum?” certainly hope not, we had a vote that was called the referendum, my constituents voted to leave. if we have a scenario where for do it have a deal or do we stay in which i think of essentially is the labour party is pointing up. my constituency office will burn down in the riots, that is no exaggeration. you missed the point though because this is effectively about our country, about jobs, though because this is effectively about our country, aboutjobs, the economy, what is going to make the. are you just exaggerating their say in your constituency office will be
burned down? know, the strength of feeling should not be underestimated. it is notjust about the eu and brexit, it is about feeling that government and politicians are listening to what are saying. if people voted referendum, you cannot ignore the result. i'm sorry we're out of time. as you know, all roads eventually lead to brexit. i'm sure they are still talking! police in australia have launched a new forensic search for the remains of a woman who vanished over 30 years ago. the disappearance of lynette dawson is at the centre of a true crime podcast series, which has topped download charts around the world — and its popularity has given the investigation new impetus. our australia correspondent hywel griffith reports. inch by inch, a new search to trying solve a decades—old mystery. and a case which has now been followed by millions of people around the world.
lynette dawson disappeared 36 years ago, leaving behind her two young daughters and her husband, teacher chris dawson. he has always insisted that she and banned them and denies any wrongdoing. but his affair with any wrongdoing. but his affair with a schoolgirl has led many to believe he killed his wife. two coroners have led daschle called him to be charged. he was reported missing by her husband. a new search at the family home follows the success of a podcast which has scrutinised every step and encouraged more people to come forward. officers believe they now have the makings of a case. this is important that we do the bestjob we can, it is all about doing the justice for lynette. we need to make sure that the evidence we present is sound. the dawson family moved from syd ney sound. the dawson family moved from sydney a few years after the disappearance but rumours about what happened here have always remain.
this affluent, normally quiet sydney suburbis this affluent, normally quiet sydney suburb is now the subject of intense scrutiny. police say even if they don't find a body in that house, they could still bring forward murder charges. with part of the street now treated as a crime scene, some neighbours are understandably anxious. this woman hoped the search will finally bring answers.” definitely hope that they find what they're looking for and if it is not found out this house than i hope that they find remains of her or an outcome to her if it is located somewhere else. but i thinkjust somewhere else. but i thinkjust some closure so the family can rest easy and know what happened with her disappearance all those years ago. the digging and sifting will take at least five days. police say the search will be their most comprehensive and they know that across the world they're waiting for results. bbc news, sydney. much more coming up from 2pm but
right now we will look at the weather prospects. we can cross the newsroom to ben rich. it is turning into a decent day from many today, some spells of sunshine but a cooler, fresher feel. many today, some spells of sunshine but a cooler, fresherfeel. however, in relative terms our uk weather for the next few days is reasonably quiet, certainly compared with the other side of the atlantic. this swirling mass of cloud here is hurricane florence. whenever we see a storm with a clear i hear it shows that we have a pretty strong hurricane on our hands. currently a category for her cane with 130 mph winds. the track of the next few days takes it towards the carolinas where it may stall and deliver huge amounts of rain. we will keep a close eye on that obviously of the next few days. back home it is quieter. we do have this stripe of cloud though, that has been bringing rain. behind that we have seen some sunshine but also seen those temperatures dip in a way, cooler
air working its way in. this afternoon a bit of cloud and patchy rain in the south, showers across western scotland and northern england. elsewhere spells of sunshine but temperatures 15 to 18 degrees at best. tonight another frontal system pushing into the western side of scotland. strong winds through the night and into western island tummy in. with starry skies it is going to turn into a chilly night. temperatures here are the ones for the town and city centres but out in the countryside you can lower the temperature by three, four or 5 degrees for east anglia. a chilly start tomorrow. outbreaks of patchy rain perhaps getting into northern england as the day wears on. generally quite breezy as well. even where you get brightness and sunshine towards the south—east, 20 degrees is your lot. more like 12 in stornoway and a similar temperature across north—west scotland on friday.
outbreaks of rain across north—western parts of the uk, minor wear dry weather the further south. temperatures at the very best at 219 degrees. then we get to the weekend and it looks like frontal systems will slide their way across the north—west of the uk, so most likely to see and windy weather across north—western areas. behind me though we will have bought by this stage will be the remnants of another atlantic hurricane and this one looks like it will draw some very warm and humid air in our direction. north—western parts of the uk through the weekend will see outbreaks of rain at times but further south there will be dry weather, sunshine and with that tropical air and increasingly warm and humid feel. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy.
today at 2pm: do you have the confidence of your party? plot? what plot? tory euro—sceptics meet to discuss alternatives to the prime minister's brexit plans, but say they're not out to get her out. she is a fantastically dutiful prime minister, and she has my support. ijust want her to change one item of policy. the tory group also claim a hard border with ireland can be avoided by using technology — so britain would be able to leave the single market and customs union. we know who you are — come and tell your story. vladimir putin's message to the two russians identified as the salisbury attckers. they're civilians, he says — not military, or criminal. translation: we know who they are, we found them. i hope
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