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this is bbc news, i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 8pm. the prime minister pledges billions of pounds over the next three years to england's schools, following warnings from school leaders of a funding crisis. i think it will make an enormous difference. i think the devil will be in the details. it'll be interesting to see how much money we get next year, rather than how much we will get in three years, because costs rise. borisjohnson warns mps trying to block a no—deal brexit that their efforts will only make it more likely. as close to 2,000 fires continue to burn in the amazon. we report from deep in the rainforest. new research suggests the increased risk of breast cancer from hrt lasts more than a decade after treatment stops. and calling in the detectives: how much would you pay if your beloved pet went missing?
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good evening. welcome to bbc news. schools in england are being promised billions more in spending over the next three years, in an announcement from borisjohnson. rising to nearly £5 billion the following year, and reaching just over £7 billion by 2022—23. it is unclear where the money is coming from, but with the spending reviewed you next week, it is another indication that an early election may be on the cards. 0ur political correspondent, alex forsyth, reports. the prime minister hosted a press conference today with a younger crowd than usual.
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convenient, then, that number 10 had this news ready for a group of school aged journalists. we are putting a lot more money into schools, you will be pleased to know. pleased, yes, but there was some scepticism. where is this money going to come from? are you going to have to cut money from other things? no, we're not cutting money from other things. but for years, ministers have been holding tight to the country's purse strings, despite schools crying out for more cash. so is all this part of spending ahead of a possible election? he says not. it is simply not fair if you have kids in schools where funding has fallen so far behind. we are lifting up, levelling up across the country. that's the right thing to do now. the money is there and we will make sure that we pursue economic policies supporting business, supporting enterprise, so that we grow the economy further to pay for further such investments. snap! this primary school in leicestershire, like many, has been struggling to balance the books. it even considered closing for half
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a day a week but decided not to after asking parents. but across the country, schools have had to cut staff and, in some cases, ask parents to contribute towards costs. here, the head of this academy trust gave a cautious welcome to the new funding. i think it will make an enormous difference. i think the devil will be in the detail. it will be interesting to see how much we will get next year or now when we really need it, knowing that more money is coming. we need that money as soon as possible back in schools. in fact, it all starts from next year. in secondary schools, funding for each pupil will go up from a minimum of £4,800 to £5,000. the year after, in primary schools, it will increase from at least £3,500 to £4,000 per pupil. in total, schools in england will have an extra £7.1 billion to spend in 2022 compared to this year. all adding up to some £14 billion more over three years.
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this is a significant increase over three years for schools. it will relieve some of the pressures on their budgets, it will mean that their funding per pupil returns to its level back in 2010. after years of austerity, this is not the only spending commitment this government has made, fuelling speculation it is preparing for a possible early general election. while this money for schools, like this one, has broadly been welcomed, some teaching unions want more detail about when it will be delivered in full. schools and colleges are having to make staffing cuts and i'm not sure the announcement will help with the immediate and what we know of course is that there is a general election in the offing and therefore some of the promises made to date, we will have to see how they materialise and whether the people making them are the people who will be able to lead deliver on them. but for now, a significant boost is on the way for schools, many of which have been struggling
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with their sums for a while. now we are expecting further announcements tomorrow from the chancellor about money for further education colleges in six forms. this all comes ahead of a spending review where, next week, the government will set out limits to money each department hats. there are still questions about exactly where all this funding is coming from. i'm told from number ten we can expect more detail on that next week. but for now, it seems that boris johnson's still week. but for now, it seems that borisjohnson's still relatively new government is keen on making announcements that it thinks will prove popular with the public. joining me now is thejoint general secretary of the national education union, kevin courtney. how significant will this money be in your view? there is lots of money in this announcement, to billion for next year. —— two 6p. it means the
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schools will not have to make cuts they were planning next april, but it will not make right the cuts that have been made already. we think this announcement should have come with a note of apology from the government, and otology to the head teachers, campaigners like us where the government says there has been more money than before, and the apology to the parents and children. whether the children were denied the musics to make a music and arts due to the cuts, we nonetheless welcome that ourcampaign, to the cuts, we nonetheless welcome that our campaign, along with head teachers and parents, has succeeded in getting them to put money in. so it isa in getting them to put money in. so it is a start, and we will do work to show how much more is needed. because this £7 billion in three yea rs' because this £7 billion in three years' time — we still think that is £2 billion short of a target. sorry, isn't it over £14 billion? it is £2.6 billion, then £4.8 billion,
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then £7.1 billion. the institute says this increase should be enough to restore school spending to pre—austerity levels. so you will be back to where you were? we don't think the i fs is absolutely right about that, the use of the metric of inflation to look at these. we look at actual school costs, and we think that by that three year time school the micro scale, with think schools will need £9 billion to be in a standstill position. it is welcome that they have listened to the campaign, this is unsurprising because in 2017, my union spent money during the election campaign advertising with the various ma nifestos advertising with the various manifestos of the political parties said, and three quarters of a million people change their vote because of the campaign on schooling. i'm not surprised that politicians are listening to our campaign, you have to be aware of election promises. but we welcome the fact that there is this money, we think the other parties will offer a similar or more money, we
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are hoping for more promises from the lib dems and labour that will go beyond this. but it is not enough to put right the cuts that schools have already suffered. so what are the extra costs that you have identified that the i fs doesn't seem to have donein that the i fs doesn't seem to have done in your view? the i fs is a com pletely done in your view? the i fs is a completely respectable way of doing things, they look at things and the general measure of inflation in the economy is one of their ways of testing against any costing industry. we've been able to use government figures from the national audit office and from the government's own analysis at school costs, and we've been able to see that there have been more costs in education because of increases in national insurance, the government has loaded on school governing bodies, the election levy ticks some bits of the teacher in ta pay rises — all of those mean more inflation, so we are confident that the figures
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we put forward with the school cut coalition a few weeks ago that outlined the money that we do need in our schools. these monies are welcome, they are a sign of the campaign being successful, but they make us want to redouble our efforts so that instead of funding education at the lowest level our government can get away with, we realise that in an economy facing the challenges we've got, we want a world—class education and we should fund the education and we should fund the education that our children really need. thank you very much for talking to us, kevin. think you. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40pm and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are michael booker, deputy editor of the daily express, and polly mackenzie, chief executive of demos. the prime minister has accused opposition mps and rebel conservatives of undermining brexit negotiations with brussels. borisjohnson said the uk was less likely to get the deal it wanted, if the eu thought mps were trying
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to block a no—deal exit. mrjohnson's facing fierce criticism for his decision to suspend parliament next month. among those opposing the move is the former conservative prime minister, sirjohn major, who'sjoined a legal case at the high court to halt the suspension. 0ur chief political correspondent vicki young reports from westminster. save our democracy! stop the coup! when it comes to brexit, the feelings run high. save our democracy! this week's announcement that parliament would not sit for five weeks brought angry protesters to the gates of downing street. the government insists mps still have plenty of time to express their views. critics say borisjohnson is behaving like a tinpot dictator. when you became prime minister, you talked about uniting the country but now you're talking about forcing through a no—deal brexit, something that you know democratically elected parliament does not agree with. you're being deliberately divisive, aren't you? we want to do a deal.
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i've talked over the last few days to lots of leaders around the eu, and everybody can see the rough shape of what needs to be done. it's going to take work. it's going to take a lot of energy for us to get there. and the best way to do that is if our friends and partners over the channel don't think that brexit can be somehow blocked by parliament. they're trying to block no deal, they're not trying to block brexit. there trying to lock a no—deal brexit. the weird thing is that the more the parliamentarians try to block the no—deal brexit, the more likely it is that we will end up in that situation. so, the best thing now is for us to get on and make our points to our european friends with clarity and with vigour and that's what we're doing. now this former conservative prime minister says he will challenge mrjohnson in court. sirjohn major knows all about tory fights over europe.
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they plagued his time in office. today he offered to help campaigners make their case that the government is breaking the law. that is one battle — the other will be fought in parliament. they will have less time, but opposition parties and some tories will try to change the law to force the government to delay brexit again. i hope that parliament will take a series of actions in a proper, orderly way, that, by the end of the week mean that borisjohnson knows that, as prime minister, he has the backing of many, many of us to get a deal but if he doesn't get a deal, he is going to have to seek an extension. to succeed, mps from several parties will need to work together. so, are they confident? i'm always hopeful and i don't want to make predictions. all i know is that what we are trying to do the right thing to do and i believe a majority of mps recognise that a no deal exit is very damaging to our economy. meanwhile, ministers have promised to step up the tempo on talks with the eu
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but ireland's deputy prime minister isn't sounding optimistic. at the moment, nothing credible has come from the british government in the context of an alternative to the backstop. and if that changes, great. we will look at it in dublin but, more importantly, it can be the basis of a discussion in brussels. but it has got to be credible. borisjohnson is being asked searching questions from many sides. did you always have the ambition of being prime minister? well, no, iwanted... i had various ambitions. i briefly thought that i could be a rock star but then i had a plan to be... i wanted to make kitchen tiles. that was a total flop. he will hope his brexit strategy doesn't end up the same way. vicki young, bbc news, westminster. with me is the labour peer and prominent remain campaigner, lord adonis. thank you very much forjoining us.
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to what extent do you see boris johnson is using prorogation as a strategy to bring the eu 27 into line with what he wants? it is more a strategy to stop there being debates in britain about his own policy, in particular his use of no deal, which would be catastrophic for the country. john major is taking him to court today because he says that no deal is invalid, that suspending parliament is invalid... he wants a judicial review. which is the use of the courts to say what johnson is doing is unconstitutional. almost everyone understands how the constitution works and they know that suspending parliament for five weeks in the middle of a crisis which could lead to their not being enough food in the shops, a shortage in medical supplies, people being unable to get in and out of the country is not the right thing. the right thing is for parliament to be meeting, taking the decisions alongside the government,
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and for the two to come together, which is what borisjohnson is doing is divide and rule. he's setting parliament against the government, which is a very bad thing to do. on this business of no deal and our european colleagues, of course no one thinks... no deal would be catastrophic for us in the europe, and we need to take it off the table entirely. we've been talking to the think take that looks at eu and britain post brexit in the relationship between the two, and they said they are seeing signs in brussels of a shift — a recognition that no deal could be on the cards, and that would not be beneficial at all to the eu 27, particularly to places like rotterdam and the jordan's democrat germans. so who is to say let him go do this negotiation and see how far he gets with the prospect of prorogation in
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the background ? with the prospect of prorogation in the background? the eu doesn't want no deal any more than people here like me wanted. so what about getting them to shift on those binding agreements that they said they couldn't look at it kudela the only reason we are in this territory is because of borisjohnson. back in march the eu extended the negotiating period for seven months so we didn't no deal. eu leaders have said if we want to extend it again beyond 0ctober, they would extend it again so we don't have to have no deal. the only person having no deal on the table as barnes the micro borisjohnson. no deal on the table as barnes the micro boris johnson. that's not true. theresa may was saying a while ago that no deal was better than a bad deal, and the deal she put forward did not go through parliament. that is not boris johnson was my fault that parliament couldn't sort itself up to come up with some kind of commendation that would get the agreement across the line. the people like me who look at the withdrawal agreement and said it was a very bad deal for british jobs and prosperity because of what would
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happen in that deal, us paying £39 billion to the eu for less good trade terms that we have now. that would mean loads ofjobs and investment in britain would go simply because of that deal. so what we said at the time, which is still what should happen, is the people should decide if there was a referendum, and that was the resolution. when faced with that solution in march, what theresa may did was to take no deal off the table. she applied for the extension period to article 50, and what happened should be a referendum. what would solve this crisis immediately as boris johnson acknowledging there is no majority in parliament for a very bad deal on offer, there's no majority in parliament for no deal, which would be catastrophic forjobs parliament for no deal, which would be catastrophic for jobs and parliament for no deal, which would be catastrophic forjobs and food supplies, trade, people being able to move in and out of the country. the right thing to do would be to put this back to the british people in need general election. he's refusing to do that, which is why we
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are in this crisis. but it is not true to say that borisjohnson is for no deal, it had been part of the discussions in the past. we are not talking about a second referendum here, we are looking to have the best of three because we decided in 2016 that we would leave. referendum would resolve this issue now. how can you be sure there - what if it comes back to say that we still want to go? a referendum would be called by parliament. parliament does not call referendums willy—nilly, it will be called... but the referendum we had has got us to where we are now. how would another referendum make a difference? we are in a situation now where we need to resolve a decision as to whether or not we will leave the eu on terms that are very bad. what if the referendums as we believe? then we need to do the best we can. we can do that now. parliament must do the best for the people, which is why opinion surveys
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show that people think parliament should be doing itsjob and not sent packing like boris johnson should be doing itsjob and not sent packing like borisjohnson has done. this shows we are in a deep crisis. of course there is an easy way of solving this and there are sharply conflicting opinions on this. it is not the right thing to suspend parliament and for the government to behave dictatorial he as it is at the moment. given this really sharp big difference of opinion on such a vital matter, what should happen is parliament should meet and the only resolution that would make sense is to put this issue back to the british people either in an election ora british people either in an election or a referendum. lord adonis, thank you. the headlines on bbc news... the government's announced billions of pounds of extra money for schools in england. borisjohnson warns mps trying to block a no—deal brexit that their efforts will only make it more likely. new research suggests the increased risk of breast cancer from hrt lasts more than a decade
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after treatment stops. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. big week of football ahead, cardiff and fulham are currently under way in their championship match approaching half—time, around ten minutes to go until carl cardiff, still goalless but full of them have come through... they are making several changeups to their line—ups after midweek league cup matches. a big blow for england, in the ashes — james anderson has been ruled out of the rest of the series. he had been playing for lancashire's second 11, in a bid to prove his fitness. but he felt a pain in his calf yesterday. following that, medical teams have ruled him out for the final two tests. earlier this week, there had been some positive noises from anderson. he said he felt like he was getting somewhere and seemed hopeful of playing in the fourth
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test next week. he'll be replaced by somerset seamer craig 0verton. with the ashes series tied at one all, the momentum is with england after that sensational win at headingley last week. this is as worse as it gets for an athlete. the one thing you want to do is play on your home ground. he will be feeling his pain, i know he will be feeling his pain, i know he will be feeling his pain, i know he will be gutted. and it might give him a bit more steel to come back to us him a bit more steel to come back to us for another little stent, just to remind himself that he has achieved so much in his career. this will be frustrating, but we all know what a bowler he is. it seems bury are not taking their expulsion from the english football league lying down. they say they're considering legal action against the efl. we know members of the club's executive met earlier today to discuss their options, having earlier sent the efl a letter questioning its handling of the affair. bbc sport has seen this letter. it includes questions like: "why
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owner steve dale passed the fit and proper person test?" and "why a late bid from a brazilian multi—millionaire was not accepted?" the club's lawyer has told bbc sport "all options are on the table." 0ne one was from a former chairman, another one was from a brazilian connection. there is significant worth behind the net individual for the country. he was extremely keen to buy the football club, as was the italian consortium. but they don't appear to have been considered or given the same length of opportunity to save berry football club. manchester united fans will be racking up the air miles in the group stage of the europa league. they're facing the prospect of a 7,000—mile round trip to kazakhstan, for the clash with fc asta na. let's take a look at how the all british teams fared in today's draw. it's not bad in terms of competition for 0le gunnar soljkaer‘s side. out of those three opponents, they've only faced fk pa rtizan once before. they also have dutch side az alkmaar. last season's finalists arsenal —
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have been drawn against eintracht frankfurt, standard liege and vitoria. wolves have been handed an interesting draw. their first european compeition since 1981 will see them travel to turkey, portugal and slovakia. it's a tough one for celtic — their group includes the tean that knocked them out of champions league qualifying and rangers have a difficult group too — they're in with porto. well rangers will be forced to leave at least 3,000 seats vacant at ibrox for theirfirst europa league group game, after being found guilty of a second charge of sectarian chanting. it's the same punishment as was served during the second leg with legia warsaw on thursday. as a result the club has said they'll not be taking their allocation for their first away match in europe. it's been ferrari's day in belgium, as formula one returned from it's summer break. charles leclerc set the quickest time in second practise for sunday's grand prix, with team—mate sebastian vettel, second fastest. vettel had gone quickest in the first session. world champion lewis hamilton set
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the fourth fastest time. that's all the sport for now. dan evans was beaten by roger federer, it. i'll have more for you in sportsday at 10.30pm. the president of brazil, jair bolsonaro, has banned setting fires to clear land for 60 days in response to the massive increase in the number of fires in the amazon rainforest. mr bolsonaro has faced intense criticism at home and abroad for failing to protect the rainforest. the amazon, which helps to slow down the pace of global warming, has seen more than 80,000 fires break out so far this year. right now, there are close to 2,000 fires burning in the amazon region. sophie long has this report from para state, deep in the amazon. this was once lush rainforest, but now sparse land,
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a result of deforestation in the years gone by. but this year there has been a massive surge in the number of fires set to clear the trees, and the landscape along the bau road that takes us deep into the jungle bears the scars of the blazes that are now threatening a whole way of life. in the bau indigenous village, they are preparing for a naming ceremony for the latest addition to this tight—knit, traditional community. but as they prepare to celebrate new life, the village chief tells me the threat to his people is increasing with every day of jair bolsonaro's presidency. translation: if the president continues with his policies, he will diminish indigenous lands so that he can confine us and exterminate us. that is what will happen. next year, the burning will be even bigger, but we will be here fighting and resisting. we are prepared to die fighting for our land because we are warriors that are not afraid of the brazilian government. as the fires continue to burn, the smoke continues
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to rise from the forest. in novo progresso, there is a heavy haze all around. it is smothering the city and it's choking its children. carla te silva's three—year—old daughter has pneumonia. —— two—year—old. she is convinced she contracted it because of the smoke. she says if she doesn't get the right treatment, she could die. translation: the lives of our children are being jeopardised by people that don't have any sense. they are doing harm to other people, they are just thinking about themselves. it is something i don't have words for. they do the damage and we are the ones who suffer, the children and their mothers. i asked the nurse on duty if children's lives are being put at risk. "yes," she tells me, "notjust the children.
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"it's dangerous for everyone." translation: this is a huge problem. if things keep going like this, unfortunately the consequences will be even worse than the ones we are already witnessing. even though it is not happening inside of our own homes, we are all living in this place. everybody here wants the smoke to go away. even when the fires have been put out this is what remains — scorched earth, charred skeletons of trees. the dense rain forest that once stood here is no more, the species that lived in it are gone. all that remains is the flat, black land of deforestation and this has happened in more than 80,000 places across the amazon this year alone. sophie long, bbc news, novo progreso in the amazon. five teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire engulfed dozens of lorry trailers at a household appliance factory in peterborough. the black smoke could be seen for miles from the uk headquarters of whirlpool, which owns hotpoint.
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a spokesman for whirlpool said the 48 trailers which had caught fire contained spare parts. two million pounds of damage was caused. no—one has been injured in the fire. prince andrew has been to the dartmouth regatta today. it was the prince's first public appearance since denying allegations connected to his relationship with the convicted sex offender the latejeffrey epstein. during his visit to dartmouth, the duke of york met regatta organisers and a devon gin producer. the week—long sailing event attracts thousands of people to the town each year. the australian government says the great barrier reef is continuing to deteriorate because of climate change. a new report says rising sea temperatures, caused by global warming, have caused two major events of coral bleaching. fertilisers and pesticides getting in the water have also had an impact. the reef‘s prospects have been downgraded to "very poor," jeopardising its world heritage status. what do you do if you lose
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your beloved cat or dog? well, you could hire pet detectives to help track them down. that's exactly what the warwickshire owners of leo, a maine coon cat, did. he'd been missing for almost three weeks. but such services can be expensive. in fact in this case, they cost over 1,000 pounds. sarah bishopjoined the hunt for the much missed, leo. like a brother to me, really, because he's always around me. it's actually pretty ha rd. because he's always around me. it's actually pretty hard. like, i can't really stop thinking about him. life is just not been the same sense leo left home. nine—year—old edward webb and his family from right in on dunsmore are devastated. it's caused quite a few arguments. stressed, the little one has been missing him, clare has been missing him. even the neighbours are missing him. clare has been missing him. even the neighbours are missing himm clare has been missing him. even the neighbours are missing him. it was time to call in the pet detectives. forjust over £1000, they trawled the neighbourhood for ten hours.- there, are you all right? we are
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looking for a missing cat, leo. most people are very helpful. most people are pet owners themselves, so they wa nt to are pet owners themselves, so they want to do what they can to help. they let us have a look around the gardens, they take leaflets around us, spread the words, get on social media and put the word about. most people are really helpful. with the sheds, we use infrared heat seeking devices, which we can put into the sheds. no sign of leo in here, and no results from a voice recording of steve calling him. leo! you will go from one job to another, and they are all completely different. a tortoise that was a mile from its home when we found it, we've had a snake before, quite large, anaconda snake before, quite large, anaconda snake we had a maltese dog, a really expensive dog in the centre of london. but then after four hours, ben and jen call edward with good news. it's all right, darling!
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ijust had dad say to me that they found leo. and i wasjust really happy--- found leo. and i wasjust really happy... brilliantjohn, found leo. and i wasjust really happy... brilliant john, thank you. case closed. quite where leo had been all those weeks might have to been all those weeks might have to bea been all those weeks might have to be a mystery. sarah bishop, bbc midlands today, in warwickshire. imagine the stories he could tell. now it's time for a look at the weather. a different story further north and west where we still have got some clout in rain continuing through this evening and overnight. particularly west wet across scotland, should turn dry across northwest england. the rain arriving over the irish sea overnight. generally dry and warm, between 12-14dc. that
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generally dry and warm, between 12—14dc. that rain... the rain continues for longer and scotland especially in the north. we get some sunshine chasing and across england and wales behind that band of rain that arrives at the southeast of england and east anglia in the afternoon. not much rain here by then, temperatures still 24 celsius or so. then, temperatures still 24 celsius or so. the last of the warmth is turning cooler and fresher elsewhere. sunshine and heavy showers, especially for northwest, a bit drier away from the northwest on monday and not quite so chilly. hello this is bbc news with martine croxall. the headlines. the prime minister pledges billions of pounds over the next 3 years to england's schools — following warnings from school leaders of a funding crisis borisjohnson warns mps that they're damaging the uk's chances of getting a deal with the eu by trying to block a no—deal brexit. new research suggests the increased risk of breast cancer from hrt lasts
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more than a decade after treatment stops. there've been a wave of arrests in hong kong ahead of a planned pro—democracy rally tomorrow — the protest has now been banned. and, aaron taylor—johnson plays a recovering drug addict in ‘a million little pieces'. find out whatjames king made of that, and the week's other cinema releases, in the film review at 8.45/ women who have hrt for the menopause experience an increased risk of developing breast cancer for more than a decade after treatment ends, according to a major study. researchers from oxford university looked at more than 100 thousand women from around the world, and say the results mean the risk of breast cancer is double what women are currently being told. here's james gallagher. you think why am i suddenly feeling like this? three women, nicky, andrea and diane, all united by their experience of menopause. i got very close to taking my own life, so it made me feel suicidal. this is not a walk in the park?
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no, not at all. far from it. and brain fog and memory problems. i was losing my temper over ridiculous things, really rage—filled anger. one of the most scary things is the fear of dementia. why can't i remember that? why can't i remember where i have been? over the decision of taking hrt, there are known risks, how did you come to that decision? is it easy or difficult? before, i was determined i was going to do it naturally because i had only heard the horror stories. then when the symptoms started i thought, this is really difficult. initially i did not take it and that was around this lack of information, what i knew was very outdated. but i can honestly say i would not have been here today without it, it has saved my life, there is no doubt about it.
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with hindsight do any of you regret the decision? absolutely not. not at all. hrt increases the risk of breast cancer for more than a decade after treatment stops. they believe the dangers are twice as high as previously thought, but what does that mean? for every 50 women taking daily oestrogen and progesterone therapy for every five years, three will have developed breast cancer anyway, and one would get breast cancer as a direct result of their hormone therapy. i think this is new data, new information, we did not know before about hrt, and it is extremely important that this information is taken into account in new guidelines. i could not stop taking it and go back to how i was. i think my husband would leave me the royal college of gps says patients should not panic and hormone therapy is an effective treatment for menopausal symptoms.
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five men have beenjailed for a total of 63 years for grooming seven young girls in rotherham between 1998 and 2002. the sex offenders, who were in their teens and 20s at the time, plied the youngsters with alcohol and drugs before raping some of their victims. the judge at sheffield crown court criticised the authorities for not doing more to protect them. the national crime agency estimates there were more than 15 hundred victims. ian white reports. the faces of the men jailed and rather them. five men were sentenced to sheffield crown court today for a total of 63 years. one sentence to ten yea rs total of 63 years. one sentence to ten years behind bars, name block for legal reasons. described by the judge as a cunning, determined, sexual predator. 24 years in prison was handed down to 14 years old ——
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40—year—old. targeting girls under the age of 16, supplying them with drugs and alcohol and often threatening them with violence of the refused. during the six week trial, the court was told that they would return to the places of their abuses hotspots, they would be returned to clifton park and the railway station. the national crime agency brought the prosecution as pa rt agency brought the prosecution as part of the operation. investigation to make investigating the case. part of the operation. investigation to make investigating the caselj think they appropriately reflect the serious nature of the criminal activity that is happened and this criminal activity is the childhood and lives of the number of victims. thejudge said that and lives of the number of victims. the judge said that he was quite satisfied with the relevant authorities were well aware of how vulnerable teenagers are being targeted for sexual exploitation over a decade ago. it is a
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lamentable state of affairs, single authorities at the time or at best totally ineffectual and at worst, holy and different. comments welcomed by one prominent campaigner. leave, the sad thing is, it is still happening, the agencies are failing children and families and agencies are trying to paint this picture of, we do a lot better now, we learn from our mistakes. they are not learning from their mistakes because they are still failing people. your thoughts about the men sentenced? they are cowards, they are weak, pathetic and they belong where they are. the crime agency is continuing their investigations, urging anyone was been a victim to come forward. there's been a "sustained effort" to hack iphones over at least two years, according to security experts at google. malicious software was implanted
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to collect contacts, images and other data. apple has issued a fix, but hasn't commented. london is set for an extra ten million landline phone numbers to accommodate growing demand by new homes and offices. telecoms regulator 0fcom announced it is introducing a new zero—two—zero—four number range, to help londoners "stay connected". there've been a series of arrests of prominent pro—democracy activists and politicians in hong kong, in a sign the authorities are taking an increasingly tough line. they have banned more street protests, planned for tomorrow. demonstrators first to the streets three months ago, demanding the authorities withdraw plans to allow people to be extradited to face trial in mainland china. since then, huge numbers have joined the protests, also calling for free elections. and for charges to be dropped against protesters. from hong kong, john sudworth reports, and there are some flashing images from the start.
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past the waiting press pack, two of the best—known figures in hong kong's pro—democracy movement were swept into court. hundreds have already been detained in the summer of furya as fears over in the summer of fury as fears over chinese rule have led to increasingly violent clashes. but with prominent members of the city's parliament also picked up, these latest high—profile arrests are being seen as much more political, a point made on the steps of the court after a successful bail review. the level of media interest here speaks for itself. far from de—escalating the crisis, the arrest of this young man and others is only likely to fuel concern about the erosion of hong kong's freedoms and legal protections. we are strongly aware of how president xijinping and the beijing government are the ones who back and endorse hong kong police
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to conduct such mass arrests and prosecution. we hong kong people won't give up and won't be scared by these injustices. today the police insisted that they are just following the law, threatening further arrests for anyone joining unauthorised protests this weekend. meanwhile, china has released more video of paramilitary forces conducting anti—riot drills. as the messages get tougher, they may dissuade some. but others are only likely to be further emboldened. one of most exciting british archaeologicalfinds in decades has been unearthed in the berkshire village of boxford. a community project involving dozens of amateur archaeologists has
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revealed a roman mosaic with depictions of greek mythology, which make it one ofa kind in britain. but catch it while you can. because as caroline lewis reports, the public have only one day to see it. searching for buried treasure. temperature archaeologist from around the world have been digging, dusting and brushing in the field and what they found is causing quite and what they found is causing quite a stir. it is stunning, absolutely beyond our expectations, defined here, never mind that, it is quite something. this mosaic was a part of a villa, it's depictions of greek logy a villa, it's depictions of greek mythology make it incredibly rare and have raised questions about the area's history. it breaks all of the established rules of what a british mosaic should be like. it is like a manuscript put down on the floor.
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there are only two known examples in the world that includes the story that this tells. is the find of a lifetime, it's like a mediterranean mosaic put down in english skies. lifetime, it's like a mediterranean mosaic put down in english skiesm lies beneath private land due to the cost of securing and preserving it, archaeologists say it is best protected underground. we are documenting the history of the village and we knew there was a gap and we have this, where were the romans in the middle and now we found them and that is that link through the history of the village. after an open day tomorrow, they will be carefully reburied, hidden beneath the countryside. this weekend marks 80 years since the outbreak of world war two.
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and the conflict didn't only see troops on the move, but also hundreds of thousands of children. under 0peration ‘pied piper‘ more than 800—thousand child evacuees left their homes. the south coast was initially considered a safe haven but when an invasion seemed inevitable, 200—thousand children from kent and sussexjoined the move, with many sent to south wales. sarah smith reports. thousands of children equipped with gas masks are headed to safety. terrible choice for gas masks are headed to safety.‘ terrible choice for so gas masks are headed to safety.l terrible choice for so many, children close or safe by sending them away. the ten—year—old who arrived in new haven from east ham though, it was quite an adventure. but there were new rules to get used to. they were very strict and i was knitting once and i was told not to do itany knitting once and i was told not to do it any more, that is something you can only... but of the spring of
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1940 with the threat of invasion, the south coast was a safe haven no more. now they are leaving brighton. was also time to the local children to go. they thought the most vulnerable of all. in may 1940, the mayor of dover put out this note about evacuation. it said parents are urged for the sake of the safety of their children to register them at their schools before noon on wednesday. the evacuation will start next sunday. thousands of dover children ended up in south wales, the welcome was warm from many homes and a lot of the mining families, but not all. they were forced to ta ke but not all. they were forced to take me, and i knewi but not all. they were forced to take me, and i knew i was not very welcomed there and there were days where coming home


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