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the evening, about 40—60 mph gusts. into sunday, that front moves its way southward, it rained for northern ireland and northern england. dry weather either side and temperatures of 14 in edinburgh, 25 in london. 18 year old owen carey told staff at a byron restaurant in london he was allergic to dairy — but his food was marinated in buttermilk. owen was the shining light in ourfamily and his death should not have happened. we hope now that something good can come out of it and we are calling on the government to change the law on allergen labelling in restaurants. owen carey died on the night he was celebrating his 18th birthday. also on the programme... borisjohnson says he's cautiously optimistic about a brexit deal as he prepares for his first face to face talks with european commission president, jean claude junker on monday. killed because of domestic violence —
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the number of deaths has reached a five year high. most of the victims were women. on the rise — we investigate why the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity is leaking more and more into the atmosphere from electricity generators. and speaking out — the singer lily allen says her record label has not taken action after she accused an industry figure of sexual assault. i vocalised what had happened, and the reaction that i got from people didn't really seem to match up with, yes, you've been abused and we need to put some stuff in place to protect you. and coming up on bbc news, sam curran takes two in two balls as england try and claim a first innings lead on day two of the final ashes test.
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good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the family of a teenager who died after an allergic reaction during a meal out to celebrate his 18th birthday have called for a change in the law to ensure restaurant food is properly labelled. owen carey collapsed after eating a meal at a branch of byron burger in london in 2017. an inquest heard he had told staff he was allergic to dairy but then suffered a fatal reaction after eating grilled chicken coated in buttermilk. angus crawford reports. right, this. owen carey. living life to the full, his family say, acutely aware of them, but never letting his allergies hold him back. but a meal out, an 18th birthday treat, killed him.
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fried chicken from byron burger cooked in buttermilk, ingredients not listed on the menu at the time, triggering a severe allergic reaction. the only warning was in small print on the back. the coroner said the lack of information had been falsely reassuring. owen, she said, made the serving staff aware of his allergies. but then the system broke down and owen was not informed that there were allergens in the order. his family are now demanding change. owen was the shining light in ourfamily, and his death should not have happened. we hope now that something good can come out of it. we are calling on the government to change the law on allergen labelling in restaurants. later, i spoke to owen's mother and father. we need to know that the restaurant industry as a whole will adopt what we hope will become owen's law, that they will voluntarily, before it becomes law, take action. owen had a load of energy and was always smiling and wanted to get the most
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out of life possible. byron burger says it has now made changes to its menus and training. it is clear that the current rules and requirements are not enough, and the industry needs to do more. more to help support customers with allergies, and more to raise awareness of the risk of allergies. but owen's death is not a one—off. natasha ednan—laperouse died after eating a sandwich from pret a manger. megan lee was killed by nuts in a curry from a takeaway. owen carey's family hoped the lessons from his death can prevent others in the future. there is now a growing acceptance across the food injury that allergen regulations are no longer fit for purpose, so what is the law? at the moment restaurants must provide
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information about a list of the 14 most commonly occurring allergens that they can do this in a variety of ways. they can do it on the menu, ona of ways. they can do it on the menu, on a chalkboard, or verbally and here is the problem. young staff in busy restaurants with a high turnover of employees can make m ista kes turnover of employees can make mistakes and this is where owen ‘s family and others are saying, how many more deaths must it take until the law changes and becomes the law that all allergy information must be displayed on the menus angus, thank you. the prime minister says he is ‘cautiously optimistic‘ of getting a brexit deal. he'll travel to luxembourg on monday for his first meeting since taking office with the european commission president, jean—claude juncker, and the eu chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier. at an event in rotherham today borisjohnson told an audience that there's a rough shape of a deal in place for britain to leave the european union. our deputy political editor, john pienaar reports.
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the name's boris, borisjohnson. trust me. it looks like campaigning, and it is, for future votes and to trust that he's the one deliver brexit, no more delays. an exciting time, he told one supporter. not exciting, worrying, she said. maybe worrying for him too, wanting a brexit deal, attacked by critics for closing the commons. i'm all in favour of our mps. why are you not with them in parliament sorting out the mess that you made? get back to parliament and sort it out! he is being heckled by the commons speaker too, who has warned of more laws to ban or no—deal brexit, may be forced another extension. whatever the shenanigans that may be going on at westminster, we will get on with delivering our agenda and preparing to take this country out of the eu on october the 31st. what chance of a deal? he is hoping for a last—minute breakthrough.
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i am cautiously optimistic. is that good enough characterisation? i am cautiously optimistic. he will meet the eu commission president in luxembourg on monday, still a long way from agreement. his democratic unionist party allies want to be convinced by a brexit deal that they see as no threat to the union, and they haven't been. we are not going to vote for any arrangement which makes us different than the rest of the united kingdom and as a result forms the border between northern ireland and the rest of the united kingdom. as far as the irish government is concerned, our position hasn't changed. i would have to say that what has been put forward so far. forward so far falls far short of what what we need. so the chances of a deal still seem remote, but that doesn't mean it can't happen. it would certainly help
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borisjohnson out of a tight political corner. if he is. then brexit, he could expose the tories to a potentially serious threat from the brexit party. and now there is a law that can virtually outlaw a new deal brexit lead to that very extension? wanting a deal, even needing one, won't necessarily make it happen. where there is a political will, there is often a political way. but no one has found it yet. john pienaar, bbc news, westminster. the campaign group will face no further criminal investigation over its spending during the 2016 brexit referendum. the investigation was launched after the electoral commission referred the campaign — founded by businessman aaron banks — to the police over its spending during the referendum and fined it 70 thousand pounds. but the force said there was insufficient evidence to justify any further action. mr banks called for an inquiry into the electoral commission's actions. well no—one can predict what will happen with brexit. but one thing seems sure — a general election is on its way — sooner or later. downing street insists it's the only way to break the deadlock. the earliest it could be held is towards the end of november.
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our chief political correspondent vicki young looks at what could happen and at some of the key parts of the country — that could determine the outcome. we are in a period of pretty unpredictable politics and the current make—up of the house of commons suggests a general election may not be that far away. let's take a look at the state of the parties right now. the conservatives have 288 mps and labour, 247. there are 35 independents, more than half of them former conservative mps, booted out of the parliamentary party for voting against the government. the snp has 35 and the liberal democrats, 17. with all the others, that is a total of 650 and no party is anywhere near the required 326 for an overall majority. so, what is likely to be the tories election strategy? well, in 2017, the two main parties dominated, the tories taking 43% and labour,
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a1% of the vote. compare that to how the parties are polling now. the conservatives have had a poll bounce under boris johnson, but are still averaging around 33%. labour are down to about 26% in september's polls. so, let's take a look at the electoral map from 2017. if the current polls were reflected in a general election, the conservatives would take 2a seats off labour. places like kensington, dudley north and newcastle—under—lyme. but at the same time, they risk losing seats, places like stirling and gordon in scotland would likely go to the snp. cheltenham, southport and winchester to the liberal democrats. so the conservatives need to take more seats from labour and they will have their eyes on the ones that voted for brexit. looking at the conservatives top 50 labour held targets, it is estimated that 39
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voted leave, places like stoke—on—trent north had a 72% leave vote, blackpool south, 68% or great grimsby, 71% leave. but will historical anti—tory feeling here undermine this strategy? that will be one of the key features of an election and the other unknown is the potential impact of nigel farage‘s brexit party. could it damage the tories chances by winning the support of leave voters? vicki young with that report. let's get more from our deputy political editor john pienaar in westminster. while all of this is reaching a crescendo, the man who decided to call a referendum on the first place, david cameron has given his first in—depth interview. place, david cameron has given his first in-depth interview. that's right. many conservatives have been appalled at the way as they see it, borisjohnson ‘s appalled at the way as they see it, boris johnson ‘s drive appalled at the way as they see it, borisjohnson ‘s drive for brexit and no deal has divided the party. in downing street close to boris
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johnson there is a view that the deeper the split, the wider the split and the more bitter the division, the betterfor boris johnson, that it could help him convince brexit supporting voters that he is on their side. whatever you think about that and the splits and the divisions, theyjust yawned and the divisions, theyjust yawned a whole lot whiter. david cameron is about to publish his memoirs and he has given an interview to the times. the book he describes the cabinet minister in charge of no deal planning, michael gove as mendacious, a liar in other words and he also described michael gove and he also described michael gove and boris johnson as and he also described michael gove and borisjohnson as having left the truth at home. now we are seeing borisjohnson being attacked by a recently passed prime minister, david cameron, and being taken to court by another one, john major. there has been no more polarising divisive tory figure in downing street in modern times. boris johnson may be hoping and presumably is hoping to deliver something like
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a clean brexit and then reunite the country a clean brexit and then reunite the cou ntry afterwards. a clean brexit and then reunite the country afterwards. the way things look right now, it looks like a steep uphill task to deliver on either one of those missions, let alone both. thank you. the number of people killed as a result of domestic violence in the uk is at its highest level in five years —and almost all of the victims were women. last year, 173 people were killed in domestic violence—related homicides according to data obtained by the bbc. the government says it's ‘fully committed' to tackling domestic violence, and ministers have promised legislation when parliament returns next month. tom symonds reports. three men with something in common: they've all just killed their partners. jalal uddin stabbed his 50 times when she wouldn't let him gamble with the family budget. michael rolle escaped on a bike after murdering his girlfriend, charlotte huggins, in a jealous rage. roderigo giraldo killed his wife, then put her body in the boot of this car. he then buried her in a shallow grave.
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what time did you go out looking for her? giraldo claimed she was missing, that he tried to find her. he was lying — not just to the police. 2:30... ..but also to his desperate family. my mum, margory isaza villegas, was taken from us on 13th january 2019. she will be forever with us, weaved into our thoughts, memories and hurts. that's a statement you made to the court. it was a statement i made to the court. to be honest, it was all about her. it's about the person that she was and the positivity that she instilled in us. julian giraldo is steadfastly trying to find something positive from his mother's murder and his father's life sentence. you don't know when you can end up in a situation where you end up basically by yourself, because you've lost your mum and your dad. her body was found in this woodland.
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it was one of the first 100 killings of 2019. we've been examining those cases to try to understand why the murder rate has been rising. we found around a fifth were cases of domestic violence, and seven were murdered with a knife — not just the weapon of the streets, but the home too. invisible in knife crime is the number of women who are killed by the use of a knife, in the kitchen or in the bedroom. and that's part of the issue about violence against women. it mostly remains invisible. there are awareness campaigns. police can issue new non—molestation and domestic violence orders against abusive partners. but critics say they're just not being used enough. in february, aliny godinho gets on a bus to pick up her children from school. her estranged husband ricardo is following in this black pick—up truck.
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she gets off the bus. shortly after this video, he stabbed her to death. she told the police that he was controlling her mentally. the police watchdog is investigating their response. but some lawyers and campaigners believe a lack of resources is preventing forces from acting. women have to go off and get orders on their own in the civil courts, and then the orders are breached and the police don't do anything to arrest the suspects, the perpetrators. we hear this all the time. this is clare wood. she was murdered in 2009. the killer, her boyfriend, had an appalling history of violence against women. clare's law, as it became known, allows anyone to request information about their partner's past. but it's still not been made an actual law. that was due to happen this year, and then brexit chaos intervened. this week, borisjohnson tweeted his commitment to a new bill to tackle an horrific crime which tears families apart. tom symonds, bbc news.
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our top story this evening. the family of 18—year—old owen carey — who died after an allergic reaction in a restaurant — call for a change in the law. coming up in the ashes, england's bowlers have been enjoying themselves. i will have the news from the oval. coming up on sportsday and bbc news, big wins in both europe and the usa on the opening day of the solheim cup, but the overall score is a lot closer at gleneagles. it's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity — one that can cause terrible damage to the atmosphere — yet most people will have never heard of it. to the atmosphere — yet most people sulphur hexafluoride, or sf6 as it's known — is widely used to prevent fires
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and accidents in electrical equipment — in power stations, wind turbines — in fact right across the electricity grid. but when it leaks — it can have dire consequences for the environment. and it has been leaking — the levels of sf6 have risen rapidly in the atmosphere in recent years. across the eu alone — leaks have been equivalent to the emissions of 1.3 million extra vehicles on the road injust one year. matt mcgrath investigates what's behind the rise. we're about to witness the startling destructive power of electricity, as technicians prepare a short circuit test at this laboratory. this is why industries rely so heavily on sf6. it prevents overloads that destroy installations. but the gas is also the most powerful climate—warming substance known to science, 23,500 times more damaging than carbon dioxide, and levels in the atmosphere are increasing. it's leaking into the air
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faster than ever before. this is a very potent greenhouse gas, and it's very long—lived. so what we put up in the atmosphere will essentially stay there for hundreds or thousands of years. if we don't cut emissions, we'lljust continue to add to that atmospheric burden. the main reason for the rise in the use of sf6 has been the change in the way we make electricity. in the past, we relied on a handful of large coal stations for our power, but these have been replaced by dozens of wind farms, requiring many more substations and connections to the grid. the electricity generated by wind farms is sent via underwater cables to substations on land. it travels along high—voltage lines, and the power is then converted so it can be used in homes and offices all over the uk. on every step of the journey, switches and fuses are used to prevent short circuits and fires. but around 80% of the ones in the uk depend on the powerful greenhouse gas, sf6. the eu will review the regulations
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on sf6 in 2020, but some energy companies are sensing that change is coming. this new wind farm being built off the coast of east anglia is one of the first and largest in the world constructed without sf6. however, there are limitations. the turbines here are connected to the substation, and that still relies on the gas. but at this factory in the netherlands, they have been making electrical switch products without sf6 for decades. they are ready for a0 years in the field and they are reliable, they are safe and they are really working with no use of sf6. changing from sf6, a reliable and cost—effective insulating material, won't be easy. the industry regulator ofgem says it's setting targets for companies to move away from the gas. but a ban on the substance is thought unlikely before 2025. matt mcgrath, bbc news. the singer, lily allen, says her record label has
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not taken any action, after she told them she was sexually assaulted by someone in the industry. she says she spoke to a warner music boss last year about the alleged attack and the person behind it — who is understood to continue to work with warner. the record label has called the allegations "appalling" and say they "take accusations of sexual misconduct extremely seriously and will investigate the claims." chi chi izundu reports. with three uk number one singles and two number one albums, lily allen is one of the most successful british female artists in music. last year, lily published her autobiography and that is also where, for the first time, she talked about being sexually assaulted in 2016 by someone in the music industry after a party. i was drunk, so all i can tell you is what i do remember, which was waking up in bed with somebody that i trusted, in a position that i really did not
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want to be and had never given any indication that i did want that. but lily says she didn't leave the matter there and feels it was brushed under the carpet. in a bbc interview with herfriend, miquita oliver, she says she also talked to a boss at her label, warner music. i went out for dinner with one of the label bosses and he said to me that he had no idea about this incident until he read about it in the book. did he say now that we know, boy, are we going to do something about it? no. warner music says these allegations are appalling and adds... lily allen is one of the few british artists to have gone public about sexual harassment in the music industry, but is there a code of silence? is there a blanket of fear? and perhaps those are the reasons why the industry hasn't quite had its
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public #metoo moment and that fear could be around the destruction of a career. but i did not get a particularly good run at festivals this season. i didn't get particularly big gigs offered to me. i didn't get a big marketing push behind my album campaign, even though it was probably one of the best records that i have ever written. you think this is directly linked to that? yeah, i really do. the bbc understands that lily allen ‘s alleged attacker continues to work with the label. she said she didn't go to the police about the assault and according to those who represent survivors of sexual assault in the workplace, that isn't uncommon. i think the difficulties can be because they perceive the perpetrators to be very powerful. i think that they think that women who are victims of sexual assault and indeed men, will struggle to find people to support them in that industry. lily is currently working on her new album, but it won't be her last with warner. chi chi izundu, bbc news. and you can listen to the full
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lily allen interview on bbc sounds online. europe is ‘stop women golfers are competing against defending champions america in the solheim cup at gleneagles. europe last won the trophy in 2013 and have made a strong start in their bid to win it back. they currently have a one—point lead. a few months ago, bronte law and her team—mates were two up in their match, one of three still to be completed today. in the cricket, jofra archer has demonstrated his skill on the final day of the ashes series at the oval. he took six wickets as england bowled out australia to give england a first innings lead of 69 runs. there wilson reports. —— joe wilson reports. the oval is surely one of cricket ‘s grandest old stately homes. you would almost expect a butler.
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there he is. jos buttler would aim for morning boundaries. australia would aim for his stumps. now the fun stopped. england were all out for 294. so, they prepared to bowl with motivation. after all, david warner was waiting, gently reminded by the crowd he had been scoring a lot of ducks. well, warner managed five today, before the faintest of edges to the wicketkeeper. another failure. maybe the crowd were bored of booing. no. jofra archer was bowling with real menace. marnus labuschagne lbw for 48 and england were in business. but there was him. that is steve smith, start counting when he gets to 50. now. but smith's team—mates were disappearing, thanks to a bowler on his ashes debut. sam currangot pain and then cummings in consecutive deliveries,
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from roughly five foot nine, he became ten feet tall and then, the ultimate. smith's mistake and chris woke his wicket. now it is a measure of smith's status that to him out for 80 seemed like a huge victory. surejeff sure jeff that, jofra archer wrapped up sure jeff that, jofra archer wrapped up the tail. england are now batting again, building their lead in the second innings. this means, sophie, that england can look forward to the final weekend of this long summer with the real prospect of finishing things on a high, maybe with a win. joe, thank you. time for a look at the weather... here's darren bett. .. the summer does continue in some parts of the country. most areas will see some sunshine this weekend. it has been a beautiful day today. we still have a few showers for northern scotland. those will be replaced by thickening cloud over night. and the wind is picking too. so for scotland and northern ireland, it will not be too cold. but for england and wales, it will
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be chilly. the reason for the sunshine is this area of high pressure, but we are seeing a change coming into northern areas. we have a deep area of low pressure, some rain moving in as well and that rain will set in across northern and western parts of scotland, the winds picking up too. in northern ireland, it will be dry until the evening. for england and wales, more sunshine to look forward to when the temperatures should be higher than today. the winds are picking up across northern england through the afternoon, but the strongest winds will be across scotland, together with the rain. we will find gales across northern scotland and gusts of 60 miles an hour or more. those strengthening winds will push into the northern isles overnight is that area of low pressure gets closer. it will also tuck down this weather front which is bringing the rain into north—western areas. that gets so into north—western areas. that gets so farand into north—western areas. that gets so far and then stalls. there will be patchy rain and drizzle a long that weather front across northern
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ireland, northern england and north wales. to the north of it, some sunshine across scotland. cooler and fresher air here. south of the weather front, where we get some sunshine, especially in the south—east of england, temperatures will hit 25 or even 26 celsius. that is probably the pick of any won because early next week, we will have a north—westerly breeze. it will drop the temperatures, but most places are still going to be dry. that's all from the bbc news at six. on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. goodbye.
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temperatures of 1a in edinburgh, 25 in london. this is bbc news. our headlines: david cameron breaks his silence on brexit. in an interview the former prime minister says a second referendum cannot be ruled out. borisjohnson referendum cannot be ruled out. boris johnson says referendum cannot be ruled out. borisjohnson says he is cautiously optimistic and that there is the rough shape of a deal on brexit, but he has been facing a backlash in yorkshire where a heckler told him to get back to parliament. why are you not with them in parliament sorting out the mess that you have created? i am very happy to get back to parliament very soon... but what we want...
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the irish prime minister says the government's proposals so far fall short and he is not aware of any change in the dup's position on brexit, something reported on earlier on today. the number of people killed as a result of domestic violence is at its highest level for five years. the vast majority of victims were women. a teenager who died from an allergic reaction after eating a burger at byron was misled into thinking his mill was safe for him, thatis thinking his mill was safe for him, that is the verdict of the coroner and levels of the most powerful greenhouse gas known to man are rising in the atmosphere, with dire consequences for the environment. ina in a moment, sportsday first a quick look at what else is coming up on bbc news. we will be speaking to the owner of a restaurant after the family ofa owner of a restaurant after the family of a teenager who died from an allergic reaction at byron demand an allergic reaction at byron demand
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