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how our weather is getting more extreme — hotter summer days, warmer winters and more rain. the met office says our changing weather patterns are due to man made global warming. we're already starting to experience the effects of climate change. and it's the extreme events that will continue to increase into the future. we'll be looking at the new research and how it's likely to affect the uk. also tonight... why this paraplegic athlete ended up dragging himself along the floor through luton airport. if i hadn't had my wheelchair, my legs had been taken away from me. all of my self—sufficiency and all of my independence was no longer there. in his honour — jamie vardy says leicester city will play this weekend as a tribute to the club's owner. is your high street bad for you? new research reveals the unhealthiest high streets in the uk. and who do you think should go on the new £50 note? just one rule — it must be a british scientist. and coming up, it's another blow for injury—hit england,
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with manu tuilagi set to miss tomorrow's opening autumn international with south africa at twickenham. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. after the joint hottest summer on record this year, the met office has confirmed the uk has experienced more weather extremes over the last 10 years compared to previous decades. the hottest days have become almost 1 degree centigrade hotter while the coldest days are not as cold. and the number of nights when temperatures stay above 20 degrees centigrade is increasing. the met office says the changes are consistent with man made global warming. our environment editor
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david shukman has more. the year began with the punishing conditions of the beast from the east. roads were paralysed by snow. but 2018 also brought the total opposite. with intense heat in the summer. and the met office says that as the climate changes, more extremes like this are likely. it is no picnic being on the road before the gritting and sending vehicles put in an appearance. the scientists went through weather records from as far back as the 1960s, tracking floods and other events and they confirmed what other researchers are saying, that the impacts of rising temperatures are already being felt. we often think of climate change as a problem for future generations, but what the numbers show in this new report is that we are already starting to experience the effects of climate change and these extreme events will continue to increase into the future. so, for someone like me in his early 30s, it is my generation that are going to be experiencing the brunt of those effects. one effect of more intense heat
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is the risk of fires. this one, lastjuly in south wales, was one of many fanned by prolonged spells of high temperatures. even now, signs of the blaze are still visible. a reminder of why understanding weather extremes really matters. this new report comes up with very striking findings by comparing the yea rs striking findings by comparing the years between 1961 and 1990 with the most years between 1961 and 1990 with the m ost rece nt years between 1961 and 1990 with the most recent decade. here is what they have found. the hottest days have become even hotter, up 0.8 celsius. the coldest days have become a bit less chilly, up 1.7 celsius. and we are getting more so—called tropical nights with a temper to never goes below 20. up from eight in all the 60s, 70s and 80s, to as many as four in the last ten years. and it's night—time heat
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that's most threatened to the elderly. there's lots of different symptoms, the most obvious things being things like heatstroke or dehydration and they can have a myriad range of different symptoms in themselves, but there are also what people do not necessarily realise is, heat can increase our risk of lots of different health conditions, things like stroke, heart failure and even heart attacks can be increased in risk by it. the country has always faced storms and other dangers from the weather, but this latest research is a warning that they may become more threatening in future. david shukman, bbc news, in south wales. a paraplegic man is suing luton airport after staff there failed to provide him with a wheelchair that he could wheel himself. justin levene said the rigid wheelchair he was offered could give him pressure sores and also remove his independence. his own chair had been left behind on a flight and he felt he had no option but to drag himself through the airport along the floor. our legal correspondent clive coleman has the story. what could have led to this?
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luton airport, thank you very much. justin levene, a paraplegic, dragging himself through luton airport after his wheelchair was left behind by an airline. aged 20, justin coughed and herniated a disc, and an operation went wrong. but it hasn't held him back. he's become an international wheelchair athlete, trainer, and mentor to disabled athletes. in august last year justin arrived back on a flight to luton airport. stranded without his self—propelling wheelchair, offered him a rigid, high—backed one which had to be pushed by someone else. i've worked very hard for a number of years to try and maintain all of my independence. and one of the biggest problems i had was, if i didn't have my wheelchair, my legs had been taken away from me. all of my self—sufficiency and all of my independence was no longer there. and to be in one of those chairs, it made me feel humiliated and degraded.
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if you are in those chairs and they insisted in trying to strap me down in it, i wouldn't have been able to adjust myself. and i would have been at risk of getting a pressure sore. pressure sores can occur very quickly, sojustin asked if he could be transported by a motorised buggy. but luton airport doesn't have them. at the heart ofjustin's dispute with luton airport is his claim that, by failing to provide him with a self propelling wheelchair, the airport was in effect leaving him only one viable option, to haul himself along these floors for hundreds of yards, denying him both his independence and his dignity. once outside the terminal, justin used a luggage trolley to wheel himself to his taxi. his own wheelchair was returned a day later. in a statement, luton airport said: our teams worked hard to find a solution, offering mr levene an assisted wheelchair as a temporary replacement. mr levene declined all offers of help as he deemed them unacceptable.
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we are satisfied that our agents and staff did all they could in difficult circumstances. a significant number of international and uk airports do provide self propelling wheelchairs. paralympian anne wafula—strike, who has also faced problems at airports, understandsjustin levene's actions. i would feel like my independence was being taken away, and honestly, as a disabled person we are still in charge of the type of people we want to be. are we the people thatjust want to be pushed around, you know, for people to be feeling sorry for us? no. justin levene's story is at the cutting edge of thinking about disability issues. is it enough for service providers like airports to give some assistance, even if what they offer denies the disabled person independence? clive coleman, bbc news. our disability news correspondent nikki foxjoins me.
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nikki, clearly an ordeal forjustin levene, and he clearly believed that being in that chair was not preferable to dragging himself along the floor. clearly there was an element of protest in his actions but if we look at the aviation industry as a whole there are a heap of problems that disabled people, whether with physical or invisible disabilities, and it is partly because the aviation industry follows a set of rules, which means, say your £20,000 wheelchair gets damaged or lost, the airline only have to pay the same price as lost luggage which is around £1300. and if you haven't got yoursuper around £1300. and if you haven't got your super electric chair that impacts the whole of your life and work and everything, it also means that a person cannot take legal action for anything that happens from the moment you get on the plane
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to the moment you get off the plane. so problems, a lot of disabled people say they have to dehydrate themselves before they get on a plane because they physically can't use the bathroom is because they are too small. orfor use the bathroom is because they are too small. or for example there is no chair to actually take you to the bathroom. if you compare flying with public transport like buses, or trains, it's obviously not perfect, like any stretch, but improvements are being made, that you can't say the same for flying. nikki fox, thank you. a criminal investigation has been launched into allegations of anti—semitic hate crime among labour party members. it comes after an internal labour party dossier detailing messages posted by members online was given to the head of the metropolitan police. our deputy political editor, john pienaar, has more. today, no escaping this question. mr corbyn, any response to the police investigation? good morning.
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any response at all about the police investigation? good morning. how nice to see you. do you think the labour party... good morning. how nice to see you. goodbye. are you finally going to take action on this, mr corbyn? goodbye. jeremy corbyn badly wants to put this row behind him, but the accusations of anti—semitism in the labour party follow him, whichever way he turns. labour's been split and the leadership under attack for months. critics want more action, more regret at cases of anti—semitic abuse. corbyn loyalists claim the problem's exaggerated, but now police are on the case. we have been assessing some material which was passed, in fact, to me in a radio studio, of all things, about two months ago, and we are now investigating some of that material because it appears that there may have been a crime committed. the leaked file at scotland yard includes an online message calling one female labour mp a zionist extremist who's about to get "a good kicking".
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four cases are said to be under particular scrutiny for potential hate crime, though not labour as a whole. somejewish labour mps say it's a lesson to their party. the labour party, particularly in the wake of thejo cox murder, has a duty of care to its members, and they should have referred these matters themselves to the police. as a jewish mp for whom the labour party was the natural home, i now go around feeling fear and always looking over my shoulder. jeremy corbyn commands huge labour loyalty — many, like him, critical of israel, but he agreed, under pressure, to a new definition of anti—semitism and promised support to british jews. i say this to all in the jewish community — we are your ally! seniorfigures accept there is more to do. we have anti—semitism in the labour party. we've improved our measures to deal with it. i don't want any anti—semite in my party, we want them out and, if they are guilty of a hate crime, we want them investigated and convicted too.
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accusations of anti—semitism may already have cost labour manyjewish supporters. political opponents, from theresa may down, mean to attack on this front, convinced it'll hurt labour and maybe hinderjeremy corbyn's chances of winning power. there is anger and frustration in the party, but the main political casualty could be labour itself. john pienaar, bbc news. the shale gas company cuadrilla says it's seen the first natural gas flow at its site in lancashire, since fracking operations began there just over two weeks ago. the company says it's a good early indication of the gas potential of the site. campaigners against fracking are continuing to raise concerns about its potential impact on the environment following a series of earth tremors. leicester city are preparing for their first match since the death of the club's owner in a helicopter crash at the weekend. strikerjamie vardy says city's players want to play at cardiff tomorrow so they can honour vichai srivaddhanaprabha, who was one of five people killed in the accident outside king power stadium.
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natalie pirks reports. is one of the hardest, i think, weeks that myself and the lads have hurt to go through. it was another day of quiet reflection for leicester city players today. but this isn't just about an owner. leicester city players today. but this isn'tjust about an owner. it is more personal than that. this isn'tjust about an owner. it is more personalthan that. he wasn't just the chairman. is more personalthan that. he wasn'tjust the chairman. he always made sure that he went out of his way to get to know you on personal levels as well with your families, he took us in as his extended family. so close with the players's relationships with vichai srivaddhanaprabha that he was a guest at jamie vardy‘s srivaddhanaprabha that he was a guest atjamie vardy‘s wedding to wife rebecca. as the shock subsides honouring his memory is now at the forefront of the players's minds. obviously, at first you think no,
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that hasn't happened, it's not possible. everyone is feeling the same. we are all hurting, but we know that he would want us out there, and we as a team and club wa nts to there, and we as a team and club wants to do him proud. they will attempt to do that tomorrow against cardiff city, their first game since the accident. senior members of the tea m the accident. senior members of the team will then fly to thailand for the funeral of vichai srivaddhanaprabha where his body has arrived at a buddhist temple in bangkok for a seven—day period of mourning. as a accident investigators continue to work out just what caused the death of all five people on board, the players have tried to ease their pain by reflecting on their memories together of their friend, who always had a smile for everyone. natalie perks, bbc news. time is nearly a past six. our top story this evening. a new met office warning over extreme weather — hotter summer days, warmer winters and more rain. and still to come —
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who's in, who's out? the changing face of the england rugby team. coming up on sportsday on bbc news, lucky number 13. us superstar simone biles breaks yet another record as she becomes the first gymnast to win 13 world titles. in more coffee shops, fewer pubs and more bookies. these are all signs of the changing face of our high streets, along with the closure of many shops. but you might not have thought about how it affects your health. the royal society for public health has analysed 70 major towns and cities, listing the nation's healthiest and unhealthiest high streets. our north of england correspondent judith moritz reports from grimsby. it is not an accolade the guidebooks will boast about. this is britain's unhealthiest high street. grimsby comes last in a report that ranks
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the kind of shops in 70 towns and cities. you walk down the high street and a lot of shops are buying goods, rather than selling to you. there is a betting shop, another betting shop, a charity shop, fair enough, but too many of them. when you walk along, what do you see? poverty. a lot of people are here that do have money, but the high street does not reflect that. high street does not reflect that. high street score highly if they have facilities like pharmacies and libraries but low if they are full of pawnbrokers, bookmakers and fast—food outlets which are linked to poor health. we have got a pawnbrokers here. in grimsby, business owners are frustrated.|j think business owners are frustrated.” think a lot of the report is accurate and it is, the high street plays a vital role in community and society and i think that part of the report is accurate. what i think is unfair is that grimsby keeps getting labelled on the top of all of these
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ta bles labelled on the top of all of these tables and it does not do the morale of the town any good. the local council seems to have rolled its eyes at the report saying it is no secret that to some of the most deprived communities in the country and that the town is often seen at as at the bottom of the pile but they say they do not agree with the overall findings and that whole parts of grimsby have been overlooked. thanks so much. parts like this market just overlooked. thanks so much. parts like this marketjust off the high—street where we found this woman whose curry cooking demonstrations use —— by british people how to use fresh healthy ingredients. you have to live here and immerse yourself in the culture to understand just how much there is to understand just how much there is to give. as soon as people step in and to be able to offer something they have never done before and have that opportunity to do that, really, is what this market is about for me. the report splits north from south with york the only city in the north
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of england to be counted among the very healthiest high streets. back in grimsby they say there is also plenty to celebrate. a £70 million government deal was recently announced and it is hoped that new investment will turn things around for this town. judith moritz, bbc news, grimsby. two teenagers have been stabbed in south london within the space of 2a hours. a 17—year—old boy was killed this afternoon outside clapham south tube station. yesterday a fifteen year old was attacked in a fast food take away shop in south east london. 115 people have been murdered in london this year. the? brexit secretary dominic raab says he's confident he can get a good dealfor all corners of the united kingdom. he was speaking during his first official visit to northern ireland, to discuss the issue of the irish border which has become the main sticking point in the brexit talks. our ireland correspondent chris page is at stormont. dare i ask, any progress? dominic grabb has visited the part
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of the uk which is in many ways at the sharp end of brexit, because of the sharp end of brexit, because of the land border with the irish republic and the future of that frontier has become a major difficulty in the negotiations. there is disagreement over a backstop, i guarantee that no matter what there are not going to be any border checkpoints. the eu says that if that aim cannot be achieved with a new free trade deal then northern ireland should continue to follow european rules on the movement of goods. the government says that is not acceptable because it may result in new trade barriers between northern ireland and the rest of the uk. here at stormont, dominic raab was asked whether he would definitively rule out any new checks on goods coming here from great britain and he did not definitively a nswer britain and he did not definitively answer but he did repeat that the government would not allow a new border along the irish sea. the dup,
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the government's parliamentary allies repeated their bottom line that the whole of the uk had to leave the eu together. sinn fein accused dominic raab of making a fly by night visit for a box ticking exercise. across that largely invisible border in dublin there seem to be a more positive tone at a meeting of british and irish ministers, saying that a deal was put possible within weeks but there was plenty more work to be done about the irish government said it was up to the uk to step up efforts in the talks. chris page, thank you. with a dramatic tweet, donald trump has announced the return of all the us sanctions on iran that had previously been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. the measures — targeting iran's energy, ship—building, and banking sectors — will come into effect on monday. eight countries are being granted temporary waivers that will allow them to continue importing iranian oil. the national crime agency has seized more than four—hundred—thousand pounds worth
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of jewellery from christies auction house as part of an anti—corruption investigation. zamira haji — eevah from azerbaijan has been ordered by the courts to explain the source of the wealth behind her extravagant purchases —— including 22 million pounds worth of property in the uk and sixteen million pounds in harrods. rugby fans could be caught up in travel chaos this weekend owing to more rail strikes in the bitter dispute over guards on trains. members of the rmt union on south western railway and arriva rail north will walk out on five saturdays in the run up to christmas in ongoing industrial action leading to a huge disruption to services. winston churchill, jane austen and adam smith. each an eminent briton and each pictured — along with the queen — on our current set of banknotes. now the bank of england wants our suggestions for who to honour on the next new £50 note. the only rule: it must be a british scientist. so who are the contenders to be on the money? have you heard the news? what news, charles? the bank of england has asked
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everyone to nominate who they think should be on the £50 note. you'll never guess. the theme is... love island ? no, not love island. science. yes! isn't that great? as has always been the case, the bank will not represent living people or fictional characters on our banknotes. so, i am afraid time lords of whatever gender are ineligible. laughter. so there you are, take your pick.
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with the autumn rugby international season getting underway this weekend, england coach eddiejones has downplayed the importance of results, suggesting his side don't need to win all of their games. there's exactly one year to go until the rugby world cup final injapan. england face south africa at twickenham tomorrow. our sports correspondent joe wilson reports. it is autumn in twickenham, so if you reach for the skies and keep going, you could descend in portugal. england relocated there to train in the warm this week, but there is no escaping history. of their last six matches, england lost five. eddie jones is employed to win the world cup, so there must be huge pressure to win tomorrow's match. well, there is pressure every time you play a test
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match, there is pressure. we have to match fire with fire, rugby is a physical game, but then we have to be smart about it, take the opportunities to dance and duck and maybe use a bit of ring craft. well, as boxers know, you dodge the blows, well, the ones you can see. of course, any coach is only as good as the players he picks, so who can eddiejones rely on to bring him the world cup? well, actually, the team he has picked to play south africa here tomorrow is quite experimental. it is hard to keep track of all the changes. here is the england squad from the last home game, back in march. joe marler has since retired. five of these players are now out of favour, while another six are currently injured. options are wide open. england now even have two captains, dylan hartley and owen farrell. they both start tomorrow's game. do you think two captains can be better than one? i don't see why not. we spend that much time
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together, during the week, talking about things, making sure that we are aligned, so that we are on the same page, so that come the weekend, decisions are not that far away and that has never been a problem. well, autumn rugby internationals are coming far and wide. wales and scotland play each other in cardiff tomorrow. europe's highest ranked team, ireland play italy in chicago. it is a global game. england must hope that their portugal break did the trick. a year before the world cup final, well, a team which falls one autumn, rarely rises the next. joe wilson, bbc news, twickenham. time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. it is going to be a mild and quite windy weekend but the weather is changing a bit and we need to look in the atlantic. this area of low
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pressure is a former hurricane and it will track between scotland and iceland and we can, but at the moment it is pushing ahead less cloud on those weather fans as well. it is streaming into the uk at the moment. rain across northern ireland which will continue overnight, rain pushing into scotland, the wind is picking up, not much rain for england and wales, more cloud in the west, not as windy in the east of thing and, particularly the south—east. here it could get cold enough forjust south—east. here it could get cold enough for just a south—east. here it could get cold enough forjust a pinch of south—east. here it could get cold enough for just a pinch of frost. south—east. here it could get cold enough forjust a pinch of frost. on the whole, a milder night than it was last night particularly mild here in the north—west of the uk. here we have got wet and windy start to the weekend across scotland, northern ireland, the rain could be heavy over the hills of scotland. you can see how slowly it pushes across the irish sea, western fringes of england and wales, and further east through the midlands and bees to think that, it will be dry and sunshine around as well.
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there will be windy, gusty winds are likely, gaels through the irish sea and into the west of scotland and because it is a southerly wind, this rain is moving far at all and because it is a southerly wind, it is mild, miser on saturday and those temperatures typically 13—15d. as we look ahead into the evening, rain around as well but moving into sunday, we have got a dry start, generally cloudy for england and wales, but rain in the south west which will push into wales through the day but for scotland and northern ireland, it will be generally dry with some sunshine around, a few showers into words the north—west and we should get some sunshine in east anglia and the south—east. a decent weekend here, maybe some rain around for tomorrow evening for the bonfires, less rain on sunday evening as we look ahead into next week, it will remain mild and rather windy with the winds from the south once again. thank you. a reminder of our top story...
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there's a new met office warning over extreme weather — we're facing hotter summer days, warmer winters and more rain. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. the headlines: a met office report says the uk has experienced more weather extremes in the last 10 years than in any previous decade. the study says the hottest days have become hotter and tropical nights are becoming more frequent. the changes are consistent with our warming climate. the uk has warmed bya warming climate. the uk has warmed by a degree in 50 years or so. police launch a criminal inquiry into allegations of anti—semitic hate crimes by members of the labour
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party. a paraplegic man sues luton airport after claims he was forced to drag himself through the terminal building because staff failed to provide him with a self—propelling wheelchair. brexit secretary dominic raab holds talks with politicians and business leaders in northern ireland. the democratic unionists say they hope a deal is close, but sinn fein accuse mr raab of being no more than a day—tripper. in a moment, it'll be time for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news: one of britain's greatest paralympians, baroness tanni grey—thompson, will be speaking to us about the paraplegic man who was forced drag himself through an airport because his self—propelling wheelchair was left behind on a flight. we'll be getting the latest from northern ireland, where the brexit secretary, dominic raab, has been meeting business leaders and politicians.
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and as the met office warns the uk has faced more weather extremes over the last 10 years due to global warming, we'll be getting tips


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