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this is bbc news i'm lukwesa burak the headlines at nine. a stark warning from the met office. the uk has faced more extremes of hot weather and downpours over the last decade due to global warming. a paraplegic man sues luton airport after claims that he was forced to drag himself through the terminal building, after staff failed to provide him with a self—propelling wheelchair. police launch a criminal inquiry into allegations of anti—semitic hate crimes within the labour party. brexit secretary dominic raab, holds talks with the dup in belfast. unionists say they hope a deal is close, but sinn fein accuse mr raab of behaving like a ‘thief in the night'. as investigators remove the wreckage of the helicopter in which the leicester city owner died, the players vow to do their best in his honour at tomorrow's match against cardiff. we have come to an agreement with
everyone, staff, players and told themselves that the game goes ahead, and we want to make him proud. and is your high street bad for you? new research reveals the unhealthiest high streets in the uk. after one of the hottest summers 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, 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. 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. 0ne effect of more intense heat 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. 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 coldest days are becoming more chilli. we are getting more tropical nights when the temperature never goes below 20 up from eight in all of the 60s 70s and 805, do
goe5 below 20 up from eight in all of the 605 705 and 805, do as many a5 of the 605 705 and 805, do as many as four in the last ten years. and it's night—time heat that is most threatening 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 reali5e is heat can increase our risk of lots of different health conditions, things like 5troke, heart failure and even heart attacks can be increased in risk by it. the country has always faced 5torms 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. and 5hortly we'll be speaking to a former city planner who 5pecliali5ed in integrating sustainability in to planning policy about how we can make our cities and towns better equipped to deal with climate change. a paraplegic man is suing luton airport after staff there failed to provide him with a chair
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? 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 yearjustin arrived back on a flight to luton airport. stranded without his self—propelling
wheelchair, the airport 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. 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.
0nce 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 says, 0ur 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 unacceptable. 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, understands justin 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 that just 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. 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. 0ur deputy political editor, john pienaar has more. today, no escaping this question. mr corbyn, any response to the police investigation? good morning. 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 and 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. four cases are said to be under particular scrutiny
for potential hate crime, though not labour as a whole. somejewish labour mp5 say it's a lesson to their party. the labour party, particularly in the wake of the jo 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. 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 brexit secretary dominic raab has visited northern ireland for talks with polticians and business leaders. the dup leader arlene foster said she hoped a deal on the deadlocked irish border question was close, but sinn fein accused mr raab of making a "flying visit" and acting like a thief in the night by not listening to the concerns of people living on the border. mr raab said he remained confident of getting a good deal. earlier i spoke to our ireland correspondent chris page and asked if there was any progress made on the border issue. there's certainly no sign of a breakthrough, a definitive breakthrough on this
issue which has really become the most difficult one in the brexit negotiations. how you avoid a hard border on the island of ireland. dominic rabb, he came here on northern ireland today and visited two ports, and went closer to the border with the irish republic to meet businesspeople. then came here to meet the main political parties and the two biggest parties in northern ireland. the democratic unionists, and sinn fein, see brexit very very different way. the dup whose ten mp5 are keeping theresa may in power are passionate brexit supporters. the say their bottom line though is there can't be anything agreed as part of the brexit deal, that means there'll be trade barriers between northern ireland and the rest of the uk. sinn fein on the other hand, passionately opposed brexit. sinn fein president marilyn macdonald said she had a direct meeting with dominic rabb, and she said that the brexit secretary had come here like a thief in the night, a fly—by—night visit she said, for a box ticking exercise,
so certainly the two political parties aren't going to see brexit in the same way at all. there was a slightly more positive tone though at a meeting of british ministers across the invisible border. in dublin, they said they thought the deal was possible, and there have been movement on the border issue, however they did make the point that there was still more work to be done, and the irish government are saying as far as they're concerned, it's up to britain to step up the efforts of the talks. 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 1 of 5 people killed in the accident outside the king power stadium. natalie pirks reports. it's been one of the hardest i think, weeks but myself
and the lads have had to go through. there was another day of quiet reflection for leicester city players today. but this isn't just about an owner, it's more personal than that. he wasn'tjust a chairman. he always make sure that he went out of his way to get to know everyone personal level with your families, and he us into his extended family. so close with the players relationships, vichai srivaddhanaprabha that he was a guest atjamie vardy‘s wedding to wife rebecca. honouring his memory isn't that at the forefront of players mind. 0bviously at first we just you know say no way. that's not possible. everyone is feeling this way, and we are all here tonight hurting, but we know that he'd want us out there, and we as a team are proud.
they will attempt to do that tomorrow against cardiff city, their first game since the accident. senior members of the team will then fly to thailand for vichai srivaddhanaprabha funeral where his body has arrived at a buddhist temple in bangkok for a seven—day period of mourning. as their accident investigators continue to work what happened, 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 berks, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... a stark warning from the met office. the uk has faced more extremes of hot weather and downpours over the last decade due to global warming. a paraplegic man sues luton airport after claims that he was forced to drag himself through the terminal building because staff failed to provide him with a self—propelling wheelchair police launch a criminal inquiry into allegations of anti—semitic
hate crimes within the labour party more now on our top story and the news that a met office report says the uk has experienced more weather extremes during the past ten years. warmer days are hotter and the winters are warmer too... so how should our cities and towns adapt to cope with climate change? i'm joined now by helen pineo who is lecturer in sustainable & healthy built environments at university college london. thank you forjoining us. when you saw this report, were you surprised at all in terms of your field of study. what are the implications? we are not surprised by these findings,
and the locations we are finding out about an hour research, we also know this i worked with the government. 0verheating can cause health impacts for people living in buildings, and in schools, productivity and learning can be affected, so we need to consider overheating in terms of the building we are living in, and also the urban environment. we can dojust also the urban environment. we can do just that by a number of different measures. you have worked for the past for the future cities programme, and also the nhs england health and new towns programme. you said there is a lot of research going on. is climate change in this 1 degrees rise part of the revamped for future cities in terms of how we're going for future cities in terms of how we're for future cities in terms of how we're going cope? is one we are going to address. challenges we are going to address. we need to balance that between population growth in urban areas, and natural resource depletion etc. in terms of buildings, we tried integrate sustainable design
measures early on in the design process. for existing buildings we can look at retrofitting measures that might use renewable energy rather than fossil fuels for air conditioning, or passive techniques such as natural ventilation, or putting on shades in front of windows. there are a lot of different options we can use, and our research shows this. on the 27th ofjuly there was a report published in which mp5 said that the uk was woefully unprepared for deadly heat waves. this is part of a cross party committee. they said the government had ignored warnings from their climate change adviser. absolutely. it's not just about climate change adviser. absolutely. it's notjust about heat climate change adviser. absolutely. it's not just about heat waves though because we have extremes in weather. that's right we do need to understand extreme cold, but this overheating is a real concern. from the perspective of the environmental
audit report, they are recommending that building regulations introduced new sections in terms of overheating, and that is really important. right now our building regulations aren't adjusting that through new buildings, but also in terms of planning policies, our national planning policy framework, and this is recommended in the report, a target for early green infrastructure. thank you very much. reports from pakistan say the authorities have reached an agreement with a group protesting against the acquittal of a christian woman, aasia bibi, who was sentenced to death for blasphemy. mobile phone networks have been suspended in parts of the country and schools across the most populous province, punjab, were closed. under the reported deal, aasia bibi will be barred from leaving the country. earlier i spoke to dr akbar ahmed from the american university, and former pakistan high commissioner to the uk, and i asked him how much support these protests have in the country. 0ne
these protests have in the country. never knows th strength 0ne never knows the nature and strength of a mob, and this is a mob. it only grows, and suddenly it's descending on sharks and government buildings. they are currently pending the three supreme courtjudges who are bold enough to give the physician. they were announcing that those three should be killed under islamic law. they we re be killed under islamic law. they were inciting the soldiers to rebel against their own commander in chief, and the even included the prime minister. in that sense they have already provoked the people of pakistan. a very high emissions that yes there can be an agreement, but if we go back and settle down, i'm not so sure, the government has to tackle this very delicately. at the same time, when it was needed, when the firm action was needed, that time has gone, because it was the time has gone, because it was the time that the prime minister spoke to the nation. he spoke clearly, and firmly, and i was thrilled with what
he said. he is finally going to impose and restore law and order which was critical. but then the government almost immediately back down. now we have a situation where the government ministers are saying one thing and are contradicted by another minister. i am trying to get my head around this. blasphemy is a hugely sensitive subject in pakistan without clearly we are seeing what has happened. the mob as you describe them are in the minority. it is not in the way of islam to kill is that? how are they justifying their actions? just for the record, this book blasphemy law is not pakistani law it comes from the british. in fact when you guys we re the british. in fact when you guys were there in south asia, before independence you instituted this particular law, the blasphemy law. there is a history behind it. this possibly love that pakistan is stuck with that cannot be undone, because
it can be interpreted that it is a very important point as a vote against respecting and supporting the image of the prophet of islam. no muslim is going to say well all right, i do not care for the profit was that you can dishonor him, you can humiliate or attack them. and that's what has become so sensitive that's what has become so sensitive that that's why you see people saying we must have justice. we must have fair play, and we must have the rule of law, but when it comes to blasphemy, all politicians back up because they realise if they attack it, the opposition will immediately attack them and say you are in fact, your self suggesting that you do not ca re your self suggesting that you do not care for the honour and profit of the prophet of islam. that is why supreme courtjudges the prophet of islam. that is why supreme court judges and the prophet of islam. that is why supreme courtjudges and very quickly made statements saying we respect and love the prophet as much as any other muslim. a terminally ill iraqi woman who's been trapped in the uk is one step closer to her dying wish of returning to baghdad
to see her eight—year—old son. arij altai was in the uk when she was told her cancer had spread across her bones, lungs and pelvis. herfriends began a crowdfunding campaign to get her home so she could die surrounded by herfamily. edward sault reports. this woman has weeks if not days to live with that in her room at southampton hospital she has now ridden world cancer, and one the cf out her last moments and i rocked with her husband and eight—year—old sun. i accepted my destiny, and i took the treatment was the but now it's horrible. she has been in the uk since 2013. the couple was studying for a phd and linguistic —— and linguistic codes but in 2014 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. at the beginning of this year, she was
given the crushing news that the cancer had come back, and this time it was all over her body. i met an alley had to go back to iraq when he finished his doctorate. she has been told that she will be discharged into hospice this weekend because there is no further treatment for her. my husband has to go back because he finished his study, and he cannot stay here. they won't allow him. i have to go back because now it will only be me. i don't want to die before i see my sun. her friends began raising money for an ambulance to get her back to baghdad. now they have seen the appeal rise from 4000 to £62,000, smashing their £56,000 target. we just wanted to say thank you, and i am sorry we have not been able to thank everyone personally for donating. we are alljust a bit overwhelmed, but we wanted to say thank you so much. they hope that
they can return to baghdad tomorrow morning. tonight, medics and southampton are liaising with their cou nterpa rts southampton are liaising with their counterparts in iraq to discuss the care. it is bittersweet for family and friends that they know there is more miracle or cure, but she is one step closer to her dying wish of seeing her sun for one last time. edward saltz, bbc news, southampton. 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. 0ur north of england correspondent judith moritz reports from grimsby. it's not an accolade that most will
boast about. this is britain's unhealthiest high street. britain's bait comes last in reports which ranked that kind of stops and 70 towns and cities. when you walk down the high street and you see them rather than selling to you, they say it's a lot really. if you look along here at the betting shop without there's another betting shop is a charity shop. there are too many of them. when you walk along the high street what do you see. there are a lot of people here that do have money, but the high street doesn't reflect that. high streets score highly if they have facilities like pharmacies and libraries, but if they are filled with fast food and bookmakers they are rated poor. in grimsley, business owners like sharon allen are frustrated. grimsley, business owners like sharon allen are frustratedlj grimsley, business owners like sharon allen are frustrated. i think the report is accurate, and i think it's the high street does play a
role in society. what i think it's unfair is that grimsley keeps getting labelled poorly, and it does not do the morale of the town very good. the local council seems to have rolled its eyes at this report saying it's no secret that grimsley is home to some of the most deprived communities in the country, and the data is often seen at the bottom of the pile. but they say they don't agree with the overall findings, and the whole parts of grimsley have been overlooked. there you are. parts like this marketjust off the high street where we found richie to green. her curry cooking to mistreat and —— her curry cooking demonstrations teach people how to cook well. the thing about grimsley is you have to immerse yourself. we can step in and offer something that people have never had before and to have the opportunity is what this
market is about. the report the reports with north and south which you're the only city in england to be amongst the puppy is. backin england to be amongst the puppy is. back in grimsley, they say there is also plenty to celebrate. a £70 million government deal was recently announced, and it's not that new investment will turn things around for this town. jeff morris, bbc news, grimsley. time for a look at the weather with ben rich. good evening, a cold start led into a bright day for many of us today. quite a lot of sunshine. some changes to come for the weekend. it will be a lot milder, it will be quite windy, and we will see some rain at times but not all the time. as we go through tonight then, that wet weather continues to pile in across northern ireland and scotland. the winds picking up as well. further south and east you are yes, it will turn a little bit breezy but we will keep hold of some clear spells and so it will turn chilly, perhaps cold enough for a touch of frost in one or two places
but for many, a much milder night. and then we get on into tomorrow. soggy start for northern ireland and for scotland, that rain eventually limping into north west england and parts of wales. windy wherever you are particularly up towards the north west. could see gusts up to 60—65 mph for western parts of scotland. the north east of scotland, for eastern england will see some sunshine, mild wherever you are. still a bit of rain in places on sunday but many will be dry. and still, it will be relatively mild. this is bbc world news america.
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