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this is bbc news, i'm geeta guru—murthy. the headlines at 11:00pm: contenders for theresa may's job are split over whether to leave the eu with or without a deal. she says she still wants an orderly exit. always taken the view that the best option for the uk is to leave the union with a deal. alastair campbell, tony blair's former spin doctor, is expelled from the labour party for voting lib dem in the european elections. the family of the ringleader of the london bridge attackers say they reported him to the anti—terror hotline, two years before the killing spree. more trouble for the high street, as boots considers shutting up to 200 stores to cut costs. torn apart by the islamic state group, the yazidi families rebuilding their lives
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after the fall of is. and at 11:30pm, we will be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers, jessica elgot and henry zeffman. stay with us for that. theresa may admitted it is a matter of great regret she couldn't deliver brexit, as she met eu leaders for one of her last summits as prime minister. responding to the crushing defeat of conservatives in the european elections, she conceded the results were disappointing, and it would have to be for her successor to take the uk out of the european union. meanwhile labour, like the conservatives, is wrestling with how to respond to their poor showing in last week's eu elections.
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tony blair's former spin doctor alastair campbell has now been expelled from the party after admitting he voted liberal democrat, and tonight, two former labour ministers admitted they didn't vote for the party either. here is our deputy political editorjohn pienaar. she tried, she failed. now, it'll be someone else‘s job to sort out brexit. but how? it has split the country, and it has torn theresa may's party. in brussels for a leaders‘ gathering today, all she could do was hope. i'm not going to comment on the views of individual candidates. there will be a process of selecting my successor as leader of the conservative party, but i continue to have the view that it's best for the uk to leave with a deal. so where is brexit leading now? back into talks with the eu, if tories vote to makejeremy hunt pm, back from the brink of a no—deal brexit.
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or else... the risk of that is that parliament will then try to stop a no—deal brexit, which they've already done successfully before. and then you would be pushed into a general election. and i think, if that happened, the conservative party will be annihilated. in other words, don't pick a no—deal brexiteer. borisjohnson comes to mind, pledged to leave with or without one on 31 october, the next brexit deadline. other contenders must choose now where they stand, and they know it. brexit is clearly going to be one of the big issues that has to be addressed properly, and every candidate has to come forward with a credible plan, so i will have much more to say on that in the coming days. tories who want out, deal or no deal and with no further delay, will make their feelings clear from now until they elect a new leader. the conservative party is not functioning as an electoral machine at the moment. not leaving is what has got us there. leaving may revive us.
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what do you read, then, into jeremy hunt's prescription? well, he was to run the health service, and i hope he was a better doctor then than he is now. time is running out. if a new prime minister tries and fails to get a new deal in brussels, and then tries to leave without one, parliament may not have the time or power to stop that happening. the speaker of the house of commons has hinted that he might intervene. otherwise, it could come down to pro—european tory rebels voting against their own government on a vote of confidence and forcing the general election. jeremy corbyn is under pressure from colleagues to back another eu referendum — a change of direction, whatever anyone says. ideally, we would want a general election. that has always been our position, that remains our position. but as the clock ticks down, if we're not going to have a general election, we would support a people's vote. but some even closer insist that one referendum is enough. i'm not sure what a second
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referendum would do. but what we would need to do is heal the division that unfortunately has been made worse by this government, and it's only labour that can do that. so let's be calm, let's not be spooked, and let's reflect on how best we can get that message across. but it's a struggle for labour's identity, too. remember tony blair's closest adviser at number ten, alastair campbell? he voted lib dem, to help swing labour behind another referendum. now, he has been expelled. i don't feel i've left the labour party. i'm still in the labour party, as far as i'm concerned. and i will always be labour. and i suspect that i will be in and around the labour party longer than some of the people who are in and around jeremy corbyn at the moment. the prime minister in office, but not in power — no longer a taunt, just how it is. and for theresa may, the time
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for tears and pain are over. we can guess the questions that will come next, but not a single answer at a defining time in british politics and the country. in the past hour, we have been hearing from leaders at that eu summit as it came to end in brussels. our europe editor katya adler is there. all of those leaders who were in a room with theresa may are of course well aware of the leadership contest under way for those who want her job, but when i asked her earlier, they didn't seem very keen on a new brexit negotiation after mrs may's departure. those who want to be her successor say they want to renegotiate the brexit deal. will you be open to that? no, no, no, no. no renegotiation, this is too easy. so we changed the staff, and so if the next prime minister is not going to be successful, you change again and you start your renegotiation again? that would be too easy. no matter, we had the negotiation, we finished the negotiation, and it's not because a head of government is going to change that we will restart the negotiations. that's not part of the game.
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i was crystal clear, there will be no renegotiation. there is no other option than the agreement that we reached with the uk government, so... no more discussion? will you renegotiate the brexit deal when there is a new uk prime minister? before we need a new prime minister, and then we need to decide. the problem is the uk's problem — what do they want to do? frankly, eu leaders think that it is easy for those who want to become prime minister to promise all sorts of things, a painless no deal brexit and a brand—new brexit negotiation. but they are convinced that whoever becomes the uk's next prime minister will bump up against the same practical difficulties as theresa may did, such as, for example, over that famous irish backstop. i do think, though, come the autumn, these eu leaders will engage more. they will listen to the new uk prime minister. they want to avoid a no deal brexit, and of course, the brexit extension that we have runs out on 31 october. but they won't wa nt to out on 31 october. but they won't want to avoid a no deal at any cost,
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and one thing that strikes me after all the years i've spent covering european politics, these leaders are famous for bickering amongst themselves, and i've not seen anything unite them as much as the subject of brexit. the inquest into the deaths of eight people at london bridge two years ago has heard that the family of the ringleader of the attackers had reported him to an anti—terror hotline because of concerns over his extremist views. the old bailey heard how khuram butt turned from being a hard—working schoolboy into an extremist who had brought shame on his family. here is daniel sandford. the london bridge attack led to a huge counterterrorism policing investigation into the killers. today, relatives of the eight people who died heard at their inquests what the detectives uncovered. they heard that the leader of the group, khuram butt, was born in pakistan and came to the uk aged eight. his family was granted asylum. we're just praying, we have to stay.
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he did well at school, but since 2014, he had become increasingly involved with anjem choudary and his banned islamist extremist group, al—muhajiroun. the coroner heard that among thejobs khuram butt had done were working in the stock room at topshop in oxford street, doing administration for arrigo holdings, a company that ran kfc franchises, and working in security as a door supervisor. in may 2016, khuram butt got a job working for transport for london here at westminster underground station, despite the fact that four months earlier, he had appeared in a documentary aboutjihadists, and despite the fact that m15 had information suggesting he could be planning an attack on the uk. so this is a type ofjihad foryou... in the documentary, khuram butt was filmed praying in front of a flag often used by the islamic state group. the inquest heard that, at this time, there were a series of rows at butt‘s east london flat. his wife, zara, temporarily moved out when he suggested getting a second wife.
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his father—in—law destroyed his passport to stop him going to syria, and his brother—in—law reported him to the anti—terrorist hotline. the year before the attack, butt started training at this muslim—run gym, and he was giving lessons in the koran at a nearby primary school. the head was later banned from teaching. rachid redouane, the second attacker, was a failed asylum seeker from morocco, who moved back to britain after marrying an irish woman. they separated after he hit her. the coroner heard that the third attacker, youssef zaghba's father, had celebrated the 9/11 attacks. among otherjobs, he had briefly been a children's gymnastics coach. tomorrow, the inquest will hear details of how the three men bought ceramic knives to prepare for their attack, made fake suicide vests, and hired the van that was also used as a weapon. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the old bailey. a woman has appeared at sheffield crown court charged with murdering two of her sons. sarah barrass, who is 3a, is accused of murdering 14—year—old blake barrass and tristan barrass, who was 13, in the shiregreen area of the city on friday.
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brandon machin, who is 38, also faces two counts of murder. the equality and human rights commission has begun a formal investigation into the labour party over allegations of anti—semitism. the watchdog will now formally look at whether there has been unlawful discrimination against people because they are jewish. labour says it will co—operate fully. our political correspondent ben wright is at westminster with the latest. this is the first time a political party will be formally investigated by written‘s equality watchdog, and it does reignite a row about anti—semitism within labour that has been going on now for about three yea rs. been going on now for about three years. the hrc has launched this investigation after receiving a number of complaints into labour's handling of anti—semitism within its own ranks. —— ehrc. and today the
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watchdog said it would look into whether the party has discriminated against, harass or victimise people because they are jewish. they will also investigate whether or not the party has acted unlawfully. that is something labour denies, and a spokesman said today the party was implacably opposed to anti—semitism, and rejected the idea it didn't follow through complaints properly. now, separately, the muslim council of written has asked the ehrc to look into accusations of islamophobia within the tory party. now, previously the conservative party has insisted it too has robust complaints procedures in place. but to be clear, that's a call for investigation. labour does now face a formal enquiry, the ehrc has very muscular powers to find evidence. labour says it will co—operate. more than 200 boots stores across the uk could be closed by its american owners, walgreens boots alliance, in a bid to cut costs. the shops, which are in areas where boots has more than one store, are under review for possible closure. the review is expected to take place over the next 12 to 18 months.
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our business editor simon jack has more. no—one is immune from what's going on on the high street. it's hard to think, all that is unique in hearts and minds, boots, not many places you can go and get your medicines and reception and over—the—counter medicines along with a sandwich. what we knew back in april was that they were conducting a store review. to put them in context, they have 2500 stores, so we are talking about less tha n 2500 stores, so we are talking about less than 10%, and what's emerged todayis less than 10%, and what's emerged today is they've come up with a ballpark figure of around 200 sites where they have more than one saw, and they are looking to consolidate two or three into just the one —— store. so people are not going to see their boots disappear from the high street completely, but i think what it does show is that as i say no—one is immune from what's going on in the high street, and boots is a really important part in the high street, you know, it creates foot fault. popping out to boots creates a lot of traffic, which is useful for other tenants on the high street. so as i say, this process will happen in the next 12 to 18
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months. more pain for the high street, we have had an awful lot over the last couple of years. injapan, a man armed with two knives has attacked a group of schoolgirls as they waited for a bus. one of the girls and the parent of another child were killed. it happened in the city of kawasaki, close to the capital, tokyo. the suspect stabbed himself and later died in hospital. rupert wingfield—hayes reports. this morning, this quiet residential street on the south side of tokyo was turned into a scene from a horror movie. schoolgirls lining up to get on their morning bus slashed and stabbed by a knife—wielding man shouting, "i'm going to kill you!" this man saw it happen. "i heard the screams, then i saw some kids lying on the ground," he says. "there was a man with two long sashimi knives, one in each hand. then he cut himself in the neck, and collapsed." "i saw a boy who had been slashed on the face and leg," says this man. "he was very traumatised, terrified. i cannot forgive what was done to these kids."
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this afternoon, people began leaving flowers and little gifts at the site, a sign of respect for the two who were killed — one a little girl, the other a parent. so this is the street corner where the little girls were lining up to get on their bus this morning when they were suddenly attacked by this man wielding two knives. you can still see the bloodstains on the street here. an attack like this would be profoundly shocking anywhere in the world, but it is all the more shocking here in japan, because this is such a safe society. japan is so safe, it is extremely common to see children as young as six years old walking to school every day by themselves. prime minister shinzo abe caught the mood of the country tonight when he spoke of his anger at what had happened. translation: i feel strong anger that young children have suffered. i'd like to offer my deepest sympathy to those who died and their families. we must ensure the safety
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of our children. this evening, police began searching the house where the suspected attacker lived. neighbours said he was a quiet man who kept himself to himself. having taken his own life, there is no no one left to explain why he carried out such an apparently senseless attack. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in kawasaki city, japan. the headlines on bbc news: contenders for theresa may's job are split over whether to leave the eu with or without a deal. she says she still wants an orderly exit. alastair campbell, tony blair's former spin doctor, is expelled from the labour party for voting lib dem in the european elections. the family of the ringleader of the london bridge attackers say they reported him to the anti—terror hotline two years before the killing spree. since the fall of the islamic state group in syria, hundreds of its prisoners have been freed. many are yazidis, a religious minority,
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who were captured and enslaved when is swept through their homeland in sinjar in northern iraq, in 2014. those who survived are now trying to rebuild their lives, and reunite broken families. our middle east correspondent, quentin sommerville, reports now, from northern iraq. five years without playing, five years of cruelty, five years a slave. 11—year—old nashat is now free from the islamic state group's torment. translation: they would buy us children, no matter what the age, and make us servants, and buy women of any age and make them wives. they treated their children nicely, like a piece of gold, but they kicked first night out at night to sleep in the garden or the sheepfold. i don't know why they would buy us, if they didn't want to look after us. is brought ruin to his
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town of sinjar in iraq. not farfrom here they murdered the men, and then they took the women and children, sold into a life of servitude. most thought they'd never see sinjar again, and many did not. the terror that is brought here to the yazidi people was genocide, says the united nations. for his last years in syria, forced to convert to islam, he was alone with monsters. his father had escaped, but his mother, sister and brothers were sold to is fighters and their families. nashat‘s family was traded half a dozen times. four years ago nashat‘s mother's freedom was bought. for fauzia, here in the pink, it was a bittersweet moment. nashat and his sister were still trapped in syria with is. granted asylum in germany, she had no peace while her children were missing.
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translation: our kids were crying. each hour is would come and take the young women and the children from their mothers. we were forced to live in disgrace and humiliation. they treated us like sheep. they told me, "a man has bought you." i said, "i'd rather be killed than go with that man." then in march this year nashat‘s nine—year—old sister was found. safely in iraq, she tries to forget about the last five years of work, cruelty and forced prayer. she speaks rarely now. but this is all in the past. now, they wait at the airport in iraq. their mum is flying in from germany. so much has stood in the way of this embrace.
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under the same roof for the first time in years, the family can finally sleep without fear. we all know the islamic state group's crimes on the battlefield, but this is where it's really felt. they tried to destroy this family. they tried to wipe out the entire yazidi people. but they didn't. they failed. the islamic state group's on the run now, but the pain and suffering that they've caused has been amplified with tens of thousands of families here in iraq and in syria too. that's going to take generations to recover from. but countless other yazidi families will never be reunited. the yazidis were a people that their
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country and the west to protect. despite this, nashat‘s family endured, and that in itself is another victory against the islamic state group. quentin sommerville, bbc news, northern iraq. charities say the number of people with a physical disability who are homeless in england has increased significantly in the last decade. and there are new government figures that show thousands of vulnerable people are struggling, because of a shortage of suitable accommodation, with many living on the streets. our disability news correspondent, nikki fox, has more. you're seeing more disabled people. you're seeing more mental health patients. this is birmingham. are you all right, though? yeah, just a bit cold, love. are your hands hurting? believe it or not, this is not dirt on my hands, like, you know. i tried to get this off, it's just ground into my fingers. all these men are homeless and disabled. are there times when you
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feel extra vulnerable? yeah, all the time, ifeel vulnerable all the time. yeah. change for something to eat, please? and their lives are hard. last week, i actually got beat up, and they nicked my last wheelchair. i'm just getting to my wits' end, to be honest. if i make £20 every day, yeah, i'm 0k. i don't ask for too much. carlos is at this spot most days. when the people ask, "carlos, where i can see you?", i say, "i am in my office". he says he's too proud to ask, but people give him money. oh, thank you very much, ma'am. thank you. god bless you. ten years ago, he had a good job, but a spiral of addiction, prison time and health problems have led him here. for a short time, this was home for carlos. this is where i used
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to sleep every night. the three—star hotel! recent figures show a significant rise in the numbers of disabled people like carlos affected by homelessness. there's nothing here to make this place comfortable. it is not a nice place to sleep! as a double amputee, he gets disability benefits, but not everything he says he's entitled to. and, although he's no longer rough sleeping, a lack of accessible homes means that his wait for permanent accommodation could be that much longer. we are beyond the point of crisis when it comes to homelessness and this is something that should have been addressed years ago. universal credit, welfare reform, all this is hugely impacting on homeless people and those that are presenting themselves with disabilities. the government says disabled people have priority need for accommodation and that it's providing £1 million over the next two years to adapt properties.
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hola! carlos now has somewhere to stay... welcome! ..but it's temporary. this is no life here. what i have at the moment is just survival, yeah? come this way... but this place has given him hope for a different life, free from addiction and having to spend time on the streets. nikki fox, bbc news, birmingham. it's the television comeback we were told would never happen, but gavin and stacey are heading back to our screens. the barry—based sitcom, with its cast of unforgettable characters like nessa and uncle bryn is returning in a one—off christmas special. bbc wales today's nicola smith has been finding out exactly "what's occurin". what's occurin? forget that even happen. the final scene that so many
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——ofa happen. the final scene that so many ——of a show that so many of us grew to love. we said goodbye to gavin, stacey, ness, smithy, bryn, back into thousand ten. for three years, fa ns followed into thousand ten. for three years, fans followed gavin and stacey's love story. almost a decade on, cowriterjames corden surprise many when it took to social media to announce a christmas special. a secret many of the stars of had to keep for some time. i was about to make a rather mundane phone call and a number flashed up make a rather mundane phone call and a numberflashed up on the make a rather mundane phone call and a number flashed up on the screen and it was from los angeles and i thought, it won't be same. i said, hello. he said, it'sjames. and thought, it won't be same. i said, hello. he said, it's james. and we we re hello. he said, it's james. and we were sort of launched into this two—month long keep a secret thing. ina two—month long keep a secret thing. in a place the shame made famous, the news was welcomed. in a place the shame made famous, the news was welcomedlj in a place the shame made famous, the news was welcomed. i hated it when it ended. what's occurin?
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laughter gavin and stacey, this morning we go onto facebook and literally gavin and stacey are coming back. we're going to barry island today, a bit of a fluke. coming back. we're going to barry island today, a bit of a flukem still has fans from all over the world. japan, america, australia, europe, absolutely everywhere. all wanting the photo where gavin and stacey was a child. this man got to know the team. they used to come down here and serve customers. with catchphrases like what's occurin, i could not pass up the opportunity for this. what's occurin? what's occurin? i bought this today for the
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baby, neil. what's occurin? what's occurin? all right, how's it going? what's occurin? all right. tha nkfully what's occurin? all right. thankfully we get to hear the real thing on christmas day. not long to wait. now for the weather. we have some much, much warmer weather on the way mainly for england and wales. tuesday we had sunshine and showers. those north north—westerly winds being replaced by atla ntic north—westerly winds being replaced by atlantic winds. south—westerly winds originating from the mid atlantic, from the tropics and it is that that will bring the warmth across england and wales. initially it will bring some cloud and rain. a chilly, bright start for the eastern side of england. being replaced
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largely by this cloud coming in on the west south—westerly winds and bringing rain and drizzle, most likely patchy. under the cloud, temperatures 15— 17 degrees. the rain is under the weather front, temperatures 15— 17 degrees. the rain is under the weatherfront, a good chunk pushes away but then it gets stuck on the northern half of the uk. south, scooping up that warmer air. it could be damp and misty around eastern coasts. further east, across england, we may find it brightening up and warming up quickly. quite a contrast in temperatures compared to the cold air in northern scotland. just to the north of those weather fronts, they are sticking around by the end of the week. we will see some wetter weather pushing back into northern ireland and into scotland. this rain may be heavy at times over the
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western hills and rain continuing to add up here. not a great deal of rainfor add up here. not a great deal of rain for england and wales and it should turn bright with sunshine. it will not take much sunshine to lift the temperatures. 20— 22 degrees for england and wales. wetter weather for scotland and northern ireland. but the heavier rain should be pushing away on friday night. for a while, it is quite weak. early sunshine for scotland and northern ireland on saturday before the cloud begins and another course of rain back into northern ireland and western scotland. england and wales probably more sunshine and more heat as well. temperatures in the south—east even up to 27 celsius. not as one for scotland and northern ireland because there is more cloud and some rain. this weatherfront ireland because there is more cloud and some rain. this weather front is and some rain. this weather front is a cold front. warmer air here. the position of the cold front on the
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sunday, with showery rains. rain through scotland and northern ireland. it should be quite pleasant. ahead of the cold front for the east midlands and the south—east, another warm day. again temperatures could reach 27 degrees. that is the last of the heat for a while because cooler air is coming in behind that weather front and if this is a pool of colder at likely to get swept across the uk as the jetstrea m to get swept across the uk as the jetstream dives its way southwards. it isa jetstream dives its way southwards. it is a much more buckled pattern to the jetstream. low pressure dominating. cooler air drawn down. temperatures are dropping after all that heat that is going to be building up over the weekend. next week is cooler, more unsettled but whether rain is needed most is probably going to be largely dry.


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