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so, i think i've got a delivery to make. i'm going to go and find the recipient. 85 years late, perhaps, but gerhard zucker‘s idea of rocket mailfinally finding the stamp of approval. duncan kennedy, bbc news. and you can see the full story on inside out on bbc one in the south of england tonight at 7:30pm, and everywhere else on the bbc iplayer. time for a look at the weather. of course we have been looking at this, which is hurricane dorian. only alan has been stronger, back in 1980. there have been 16 category five hurricanes in the last five
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decades, five of those have occurred in the last three years. that storm is not moving, centred over grand bahama, some catastrophic damage likely here and the winds will continue for a long time yet, reaching 200 mph. here, cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain working in. the skies look rather different, grey and drab conditions there, over the cumbrian fells. through the rest of this afternoon, overall there won't be a great deal of change. some cloud bumbling —— bubbling up gci’oss some cloud bumbling —— bubbling up across england and wales. the thickest cloud and rain continues for northern ireland, the far north of england and scotland where temperatures are a little on the low side, up to 17 degrees. tonight the first batch of rain will ease away for a first batch of rain will ease away fora time, first batch of rain will ease away for a time, then later in the night more rain working in with south—westerly winds. the south and
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east of the country stays largely dry with rain clearing, up to 13 degrees overnight, then tomorrow for many it is a cloudy start of the day. there could be damp weather just about anywhere through western areas but in the afternoon we will see more significant rain moving back into northern ireland, across scotla nd back into northern ireland, across scotland and into the north west of england and wales, accompanied by strengthening south—westerly winds. the south—east stays dry and bright with temperatures reaching the highest at 22 degrees in south east anglia. that cold front will be moving its way in for wednesday. we will have this occlusion rushing in, and both of these fronts have cooler air following and both of these fronts have cooler airfollowing in. and both of these fronts have cooler air following in. the and both of these fronts have cooler airfollowing in. the cold and both of these fronts have cooler air following in. the cold front works through, sunshine follows, a few showers. northern ireland and scotla nd
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few showers. northern ireland and scotland with outbreaks of rain, and the temperatures will be knocked down through the afternoon. up to 19 in the sunshine in the south—east, but in the north just 11 in the sunshine in the south—east, but in the northjust 11 or 12 degrees for north—east scotland. you will notice that change, it will feel more autumnal as we head into the middle part of the week. thank you, chris. a reminder of our top story... confrontation in westminster, the government threatens to expel any tories who plan to block a no—deal brexit. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre. england have revealed at least one change to their batting order for the fourth test, that starts on wednesday. joe denley will be bumped up the order to open at old trafford, he'll swap places with jason roy.
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i got igota i got a call from joe root after a bit of time off and he just said he would like me to go to the top of the order and try to get us off to a good start. jason will back at —— batted for. with jason roy in the tea m batted for. with jason roy in the team i think we are a better team, thatis team i think we are a better team, that is for sure. with him coming in at four with hopefully the new ball worn off and myself and jason roy doing ourjobs at the top, it enabled him to come in and play his way. he is a dangerous player, so it is great to have him there. australia need to make changes too. which batsman will be dropped to make way for steve smith? he is the top runscorer in the series with the rest of the squad at old trafford, having recovered from the concussion that saw him miss the third test. marnus labushagne replaced him at headingley and couldn't have done much more with two half—centuries. the opening partnership of marcus harris and david warner
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is also far from settled. the former manchester united striker romelu lukaku says football authorities need to do more to tackle racism in the game. he was subjected to racist abuse yesterday playing for his new club, inter milan. he scored what turned out to be the winner against cagliari, but was targetted with monkey chants from sections of the crowd before and after his penalty kick. in a post on instagram, lukaku also said social media platforms need to work harder to stamp out online abuse. liverpool defender virgil van dijk is in line to pick up another award. after beating lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo to the uefa player of the year honour, he's up against them again for fifa's best player award. van dijk‘s manager, jurgen klopp, is among the nominees for best men's coach. england's lucy bronze is nominated for the best women's player award, alongside the americans alex morgan and megan rapinoe. england manager phil neville is on the shortlist for best coach
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in the women's game. the women's super league will be broadcast overseas for the first time from this coming season, the fa has announced. they've signed a three—year rights deal with sky mexico and scandinavian broadcaster nent, which means, from this weekend, the matches will be screened to viewers across mexico, central america, dominican republic, norway, sweden, finland and denmark. the fa will also stream highlights from some england and club cup matches. johanna konta is the first british women in 36 years to reach the quarter—finals of the us open. she says it's a massive achievement and it didn't look likely when she was a set and 3—1 down in the match, but she dug deep to knock out the third seed karolina pliskova. she faces elina svitolina next. big news in the men's draw is the withdrawal of the defending champion and world number one novak djokovic.
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he was two sets down in his 11th round match against stan wawrinka when he had to call it a day because of a shoulder injury that had been troubling him all week in new york. he was booed off court. he later apologised to the crowd but explained that he just couldn't carry on. i'm not being offended or mistreated by anybody. i don't paint too much attention to that. i like to respect others and i hope that others can respect me and my decision. i'm sorry for the crowd. obviously, they came to see a full match. it wasn't to be. )that opens up roger federer‘s path to the final, he would have expected to meet djokovic in the semis. he completely outcalssed david goffin to reach the quarters — he only dropped four games.
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that's all the sport for now but there's more on the bbc sport website, including news of a few of moves for premier league players on the last day of the european transfer window. i'll be back with more later. ahead of a critical week at westminster, the former justice secretary david gauke has today accused boris johnson of taking the tories "in the direction of the brexit party", after government plans emerged to expel conservative mps who vote this week to block a no—deal brexit. in the last hour, the conservative party chairman, james cleverly has defended the government's decision to threaten the deselection of tory rebels. what the prime minister has made clear, and this is the standard relationship mps have at the party in government, is we expect mps to
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support the conservative prime minister, the conservative agenda and politicians shouldn't seek to ta ke and politicians shouldn't seek to take the authority of governments away from government and handed to the opposition. what we should be focused on is delivering brexit on the 31st of october, but also supporting the prime minister and delivering more money to the nhs, 20,000 extra police officers and boost the starting salaries of teachers. so you will deselect collea g u es teachers. so you will deselect colleagues if they vote in favour of a bill that stops are no—deal brexit. conservative mps should not seek to take power away from a conservative prime minister and handed to anyone else. that will be the case forever into the future. what we are focused on is delivering what we are promised, leaving the eu by the 31st of october. delay is
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totally counter—productive to getting a deal. the prime minister wa nts a getting a deal. the prime minister wants a deal, the house wants a deal and that is what she —— we should be focusing on. so, if you break the whip once, you will be deselected? what has always been the truth is that mps who seek to take power away from their prime minister, their party and handed to someone else are stepping over the line. i hope it doesn't come to that and everybody recognises what we need to do now is focusing on delivering brexit so we can also champion things that people wa nt to can also champion things that people want to see. the extra money to the nhs, police officers, more money for schools. the leader of the house, jacob rees—mogg, has accused a doctor of "fear—mongering" after he challenged the commons leader to say how many people he would accept could die as a result of a no—deal brexit. dr david nicol, a consultant urologist involved in the operation yellowhammer report into the impact of a no—deal brexit on the nhs, called in to lbc‘s ring rees—mogg show to ask
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what "mortality rate" he would accept if the uk crashed out of the eu without a deal. this is dr david nichol. i'm a consultant urologist. i was actually involved in yellowhammer and drafting the plans of mitigation for a no—deal brexit in march. my question to you, really, having been involved in writing the plans of mitigation, having whistle—blown as i felt they were unsafe, what level of mortality rate are you willing to accept in the light of a no—deal brexit? well, i don't think there is any reason to suppose that a no—deal brexit should lead to a mortality rate. i think this is the worst excess of project fear and i'm surprised that a doctor in your position would be fear—mongering in this way on public radio. can i remind you, i wrote the plans of mitigation? in mitigation? you didn't write very good plans if you haven't worked out how to mitigate, have you? it's fortunate they are being written by other people now
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who are serious about mitigating rather than remoaners. there are reserve plans to fly drugs and if necessary. this is a major focus of government policy. i think it's deeply irresponsible dr nicholl of you to call in and try and spread fear across the country. i think it's typical of remainercampaigners and you should be quite ashamed, i'm afraid. the former labour prime minister tony blair has warned opposition parties that voting for an early general election could be a trap. in a speech this morning, he urged them to push for a fresh brexit referendum instead. afterwards, our political correspondent chris mason asked mr blauir whether a second referendum was a real possibility. right now, people would push back ha rd right now, people would push back hard about the possibility of another referendum. then the end, it is simple. if there is deadlock in parliament, the only people that can break the deadlock at the british people. if parliament can't agree on
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government can gets its proposition of the no—deal brexit three, you have to go back to the people to resolve it. the right way to go back is not to mix brexit up with a whole lot of general election issues, but go back to the people in the form they originally decided brexit, which is by the direct task of brexit itself. what should be the question? the question is simple. the government say our negotiated no—deal brexit, it is that stay. what do you say to people who voted in 2016, they were told it was a once ina in 2016, they were told it was a once in a generation referendum. in 2016, they were told it was a once in a generation referendumm the government was advocating theresa may's deal. i think there is a strong case if the government has a strong case if the government has a negotiated deal on brexit, saying that the final say, because we now
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know the alternative to eu membership, should be with the british people. there is an overwhelming case to go back to the people in circumstances where you are proposing something that throughout the course of the referendum in june 2016, throughout the course of the referendum injune 2016, the brexit people said wasn't going to happen, that there would be no—deal. if you are proposing something as extreme and important is that, how can it be undemocratic to ask the british people, in these circumstances, with the decision of this magnitude in this mess, do you still want to proceed? from your perspective, that referendum could easily be lost. well if it is lost, fair enough. the british people have taken a considered opinion, notjust on leave in europe but leaving europe versus the alternative. the reason why the brexiteers oppose the idea going back to the people is that they fear, rightly in my view, that if the british people are asked
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again they mightjust as easily say, let's think again. do you fear that anything you advocate might be more unpopular because it is due advocating it? this is not a popularity contest. it is an argument about message. look at social media, it is full of abuse but it doesn't matter if you are borisjohnson, nigel but it doesn't matter if you are boris johnson, nigel farage, but it doesn't matter if you are borisjohnson, nigel farage, tony blair, whoever. anybody who sticks their head out on this one will get a lot of abuse, but it is an important question. i was prime minister for ten important question. i was prime ministerfor ten years, i couldn't in all conscience let the country to something that was deeply damaging without at least then i think it is a bad thing. if you don't want to listen, fine. in a moment, we'll have all the business news, but first, the headlines on bbc news.
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downing street warns conservative mps to back borisjohnson or face the sack, ahead of a critical week at westminster. labour party leaderjeremy corbyn says he wants a general election and that his party will do everything it can to stop a no—deal brexit. hurricane dorian smashes into the bahamas with winds of up to 180mph, causing massive damage and severe flooding. now the business news. the steel giant tata is closing its orb electrical steels factory in newport, wales. up to 380 jobs could go from the plant, which makes electrical steel used in power transmission. the company has been for sale since may 2018 as tata had decided to concentrate on its core steel production business. uk manufacturing output fell injuly to the lowest level since records began seven years ago. the drop was sharper than most economists had been expecting. the reasons — political uncertainty
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and global trade tensions. a deal that saved debenhams from administration is to be challenged in the high court this week. the rescue deal meant debenhams had to shut 50 stores and cut rents. the challenge comes from one of debenham's landlords. he's been backed by mike ashley's sports direct group which used to own 30% of the company. if successful, the challenge could mean debenhams goes back into administration. there are five times as many people working flexible hours compared with 20 years ago. this is according to work done by the association of professional staffing companies. (mix however, it seems a lot more people want to work flexibly, and a lot of them are being turned down by their employers. the tuc says one in three requests for flexible working by staff are refused. the law says your employer is legally required to consider your request. but they can refuse it on certain business grounds
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sue coe is from the tuc. i'm surprised because there is full employment that employees, with the power that they have, so many of these requests get turned down. there is a very weak legislative framework. people have to work for six months for their employer, then they have a right to ask. what our figures show as they have a right to be turned on, as well. what we want to see is strength and rights whether it is a day one right of flexibility for all workers.|j whether it is a day one right of flexibility for all workers. i can imaginea company flexibility for all workers. i can imagine a company sang, look, just
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doesn't fit in with the way that we doesn't fit in with the way that we do business. there are certain times we have got to be there, certain patterns within our working day have to be adhered to, we can change things. are you saying they wouldn't be allowed to say that? what we are saying is the vast majority ofjobs, there are some types of flexible working that will fit for them. we are not saying that all types of flexible working have to be forced into alljobs. it is obvious that for people like train drivers it would be tricky for them to work from home! we know from talking to oui’ from home! we know from talking to our members, our employers, that the vast majority ofjobs, flexibility is possible. we knew that flexible workers are happier and more productive. that is why we have joined with other organisations to
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joined with other organisations to join the flexible for all campaign, just to call for flexible working to be advertised and then that advertised flexibility to be a day one right for the successful candidate that seems to make sense for us both for workers and employers. a conflict with the european union could soon make european cheese a lot more expensive for americans. that's making specialty us cheese shops very nervous. the trump administration is waiting for the world trade organisation to give its final decision on the damages caused by illegal aircraft subsidies for europe's airbus, after which it will move quickly to impose import taxes on $25 billion worth of goods. the bbc‘s north america business correspondent michelle fleury has more from new york.
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parmesan, provolone, just some of the cheeses at this food shop, that has been in operation since 1925. we go back 100 years representing not only the italian immigrants, but also the food culture of italy. but the man who runs the store worries that all of these products may be about to become seriously expensive. if these tariffs go into effect, then i have to raise my prices between 50—70%. my sales will go down and the first thing that is going to happen, i'm going to have to start to eliminate some employees, people that have worked for me for over 30 years. the majority of products in the shop would be affected. how did we get here? this is everything to do with the 14—year—old dispute between brussels and washington. over aeroplanes. long before donald trump
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is not protectionist trade policies the us complain that subsidies given to airbus favoured the european aviation giant the expense of boeing. the wto upheld the complaint, clearing the way for the us government to retaliate in order to recoup losses. the tariffs are meant to punish the eu, but the president of america's specialty food association says his members risking collateral damage. food association says his members risking collateral damagem food association says his members risking collateral damage. it is an airbus — boeing situation. please leave the food out of it. we are not big enough to be getting involved in that. he told me that he would stock more american jesus if that. he told me that he would stock more americanjesus if he had to, but that would —— that he would a lwa ys but that would —— that he would always sell italian cheese, no matter the cost. who should be the one to be hurt? it shouldn't be families like mine. it shouldn't be families like mine. in other business stories we've been following,
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millennials are more likely to get scammed by bank fraudsters than any other age group, according to lloyds bank. on average, scammers take £2,630 from victims aged between 18 and 3a, normally by impersonating banking staff, the police or hm revenues and customs. however, they typically bag more from older victims. lloyds said people over 55 hand over £10,716, on average if they fall victim toa scam. dozens more flights have been cancelled today as fall—out from yesterday's air traffic control failure in france continues. easyjet and ba have both cancelled flights from gatwick and heathrow. dutch airline klm has also cancelled flights today as it recovers from a two—hour strike by ground staff in amsterdam. uk house prices could drop by 6.2% next year if the uk leaves the eu without a deal on 31 october, according to accountants kpmg. however, if a deal is reached, kpmg predicts that house prices will rise by 1.3%. london will probably see a fall
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in prices with or without an exit deal this year and next, it said, with sharper declines if no deal is reached. a quick look at the markets. the point is pretty stable at that level, but it is still low. one point equals 1.1 against the euro. you would get about one point six at the currency exchanges. that's all the business news. micro—algae are one of the commonest and simplest of life—forms. but scientists say they have huge potential for farmers — because of their immense nutritional properties. our correspondent hugh schofield has been to brittany, where what will be europe's biggest microalgae factory
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is now in operation. chlorella vulgaris — it is microalgae commonly found in ponds. for rene—jean guillard, it also has the potential to create a revolution in farming. translation: it is a concentration of vitamins which we can give as nutrition for animals to improve performance, and we can apply it to plants and thus reduce our need for certain chemicals. here in brittany, the bioreactor has 80 kilometres of pipes. eventually there will be 800 kilometres, making it europe's largest microalgae farm. translation: chlorella vulgaris is a single cell microalgae which divides itself into two, then four cells after being fed with photons from the sun, nutrients and carbon dioxide. in the digestive system, it activates all the essential vitamins and amino acids. adding chlorella to chicken feed, boosts egg production by 4%, he says, and spreading it on vines and potato leaves,
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reduces the need for fungicide. translation: chlorella is more than two billion years old, it lies at the very start of the food chain. now this concentrate, which has come down through the ages, can form part of our daily nutrition. and for the health conscious, there is even a bottled version for human consumption — a culture that may one day be part of our food culture. hugh schofield, bbc news, in brittany. a trainee pilot in australia has managed to safely land a light aircraft during his very first flying lesson after his instructor passed out. operators at an airport in perth, western australia, guided max sylvester through the landing. he circled the airport for nearly an hour practicing the approach, before touching down. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes.
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hello, they are. a quick update on hurricane dorian. at its peak it was thejoint hurricane dorian. at its peak it was the joint second strongest atlantic hurricane on record top in the middle of the storm, the eye of the storm, you can see the island of grand bahama in the north—western bahamas. hurricane dorian has stopped moving, with winds gusting up stopped moving, with winds gusting up 200 miles an hour. it will bring catastrophic damage to that island. looking at our weather, we have contrasting fortunes weather—wise. a fairamount of contrasting fortunes weather—wise. a fair amount of sunshine across england and wales, before northern ireland, scotland and the far north of england, we have thick cloud bringing outbreaks of rain. this guy is the different across the northern areas, grey and gloomy with patches of low cloud and some wet weather. there will be little overall change in the weather story through the rest of this afternoon. a bit of cloud bubbling up across england and
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wales, but still some spells of sunshine across the midlands, east anglia and south—east england. the cloud deck and a four times in the south—west of england and south wales for a few passing showers. temperatures 15 in edinburgh. high teens to low 20s further south. into the night time, it will stay cloudy with further bursts of rain across northern ireland and into south—west scotla nd northern ireland and into south—west scotland and north—west england. otherwise, there will be drier weather across eastern areas with temperatures 10—13d. tuesday, another cloudy day with the cloud that came were bursts of rain possible anywhere in western areas in the morning. later, the rainbow will get heavier and western areas. northern ireland, western scotland, north—west of england will see that rain. the south—east will stay dry, but the rain will arrive on tuesday night here. through tuesday night and into wednesday, the low pressure is responsible for that wet weather
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will push its way eastwards. as a dot so, we will get these cold northerly winds moving in. a real change to how the weather feels through wednesday. another unsettled day with a bunch of rain clearing. some sun chang will follow that, but there will be showers or lengthy spells of rain in the north of the country and temperatures will go down all the time. temperatures just 11 in stornoway and only 12 in aberdeen. that's your weather.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at two: back me — or i'll sack you. borisjohnson‘s warning to conservative rebels over brexit they are almost goading people into voting against the government because i think thier strategy, to be honest, is to lose this week and then seek a general election. we expect conservative mps to support the prime minister and the conservative agenda and politicians should not seek to take the authority of government away from government and hand it to the leader of the opposition. labour leaderjeremy corbyn says he wants a general election, and that his party will do everything it can to stop a no—deal brexit.


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