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a wee bit further. down the road a wee bit further. jeremy corbyn and that nec meeting thatis jeremy corbyn and that nec meeting that is taking place as we speak is proposing a review of labour's deputy leader position. what will much are? we're not sure. and that is kind of the point of it. to have a discussion about what will happen to tom watson's job and therefore not rush the decision that could have been as this afternoon to get rid of it. i understand that that momentum, who are thejeremy corbyn‘s supporting group, who had been spearheading this plot to get rid of thomason are happy with what arejeremy corbyn is suggesting and so are arejeremy corbyn is suggesting and so are withdrawing their motion, which would have got rid of tom watson's job, potentially later this afternoon. it looks, and it is not confirmed that that meeting is taking place and god knows, in politics anything can happen, but it looks, for the moment, like that plot to get rid of thomason might be. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen willetts.
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hello. apart from the odd pocket of fog this morning, it's been a fine start and that dry, that sunny weather, that sunny weather, will continue for most of us throughout the rest of the day. yes, there will be some low cloud lingering in the north—east of scotland and yes, there is the risk of a scattering of showers for south—west england, west wales and later northern ireland and the could well be thundery, but that is the but that but that is the exception to this dry rule. for most of us, it will feel warm again in the sunshine, but it will be tempered today by a stronger wind and a strong and gusty wind. followed by a vendor for persistent rain, so not a pusher tomorrow as drier weather follows with the scattering of showers. we may skip, by the archer in the north and east, but most of us will have no cloud and breezy conditions. it is not going to be as warm and there is not going to be as warm and there is not going to be as warm and there is not going to be as warm and address the risk of some heavy showers
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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. the bbc understands that jeremy corbyn will call for a review of the post of deputy leader of the labour party — in order to defuse the row over the position. tom watson had described the bid to oust him by abolishing the post as "sectarian attack" on the party's "broad church." the travel firm thomas cook has approached the government for emergency funding — as it tries to avoid going into administration. the us is sending troops and missile defence systems to saudi arabia and the uae in response to last week's attack on saudi oilfacilities. 75 years on from the battle of arnhem, a mass parachute drop is taking place in the netherlands — to mark what was known as ‘0peration market garden‘ in world war two. the travel show now,
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and carmen roberts heads to osaka injapan to explore some ancient burial mounds located in the middle of a very modern city. this week on the travel show: i take to the sky here injapan to check out one of the country's latest world heritage sites. our global guru has tips on how to help fund your travels while you're away. and alex goes on board a unique tall ship that's been adapted so everyone can be part of the crew. they're so close! theme music plays. we start this week in osaka.
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a modern city totally rebuilt after the devastation of the second world war. but among the street crossings and skyscrapers, you can still find artefacts from its past. you mightjust not be able to spot them from the ground. made it to the top. it's a little bit of a view, it's not bad, a lot of trees here. not really that much to see. to get the best view of these historic wonders, you really have to take to the sky. taking off... let's go. dotted across the city, there are nearly 50 grassy hills, some of them built in a distinctive keyhole shape. the japanese call them kofun, burial mounds built over 1,500 years ago.
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there are so many dotted around the city. i did not realise the scale until i got up here. these man—made structures hold the remains of some of ancient osa ka's most powerful figures. and this summer, these memorials were recognised as the city's first unesco world heritage site. yoshizawa san has been studying the tombs for decades and was involved in the successful unesco bid.
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ah, i see, we're standing here right now. wow, this is so big. 425 metres. the size and shape of a burial mounds depend on the person's status. the sites were decorated with haniwa, clay figurines that were used in the funeral ceremony. ok, let's go.
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so once they're cleaned, what's the next step? like a jigsaw puzzle? yeah. haniwa take on a lot of different forms and meanings. a house like this is thought to have symbolised the person's lifestyle. reassembling these figures can take as long as a year. wow, i wouldn't know where to start with a puzzle like this. i guess...maybe? no. here? maybe. 0k.
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tourists visiting the mounds can also have a go of crafting their very own haniwa. a nearby arts centre called okuraya offers classes. make it smaller? 0k. oh, get smaller at the top, i see, ok.
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he looks a bit surprised, doesn't he, this guy? is that all right? ah, ok, even down there. wow, your attention to detail is amazing. i couldn't really tell you what my haniwa is supposed to represent. laughter. they're just being kind. and when you compare it to the ancient figurines that yoshizawa san and his team are restoring, it's a humbling reminder of the craft and skill that went into building osaka's extraordinary burial mounds.
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next, we're off to spain where a railway station high in the pyrenees holds a secret that stretches back to the dark days of the second world war.
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still to come on this week's travel show: simon has tips on the best way
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to earn money while you're abroad. and alex heads off to sea on a specially—adapted tall ship. how are they going to get us up there? i'll be on that mast, are you serious? so don't go away. now, while i've been in osaka, i've noticed that the burial mounds that we featured earlier in the show are just about everywhere and i'm notjust talking underground. check out this place. well, i have never had a burial mound shaped quiche before. let's hope it doesn't taste any different. here goes. it's very thick.
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looking good inside. tastes good, just like a regular quiche. thank goodness. hello again, this week the theme is southeast asia on a budget. i've got some advice on some hidden gems in singapore and kuala lumpur. and the prospects for picking up casual work as you travel around the region. but first, it's 500 years since leonardo da vinci died and to mark the visionary and artist, a new blockbuster exhibition is opening at the louvre in paris on the 24th of october.
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the show is running until february next year but it is expected to prove so popular that admission is only by timed tickets, you must book ahead. back to southeast asia and on instagram passedport asks,... hi, simon, i'm looking for hidden gems in singapore or kuala lumpur, especially cultural sites or museums. in singapore i have two favourites, both of which seem to be under visited. the first is fort siloso on sentosa island, now a military museum. including the surrender chamber depicting the events when british defenders surrendered to the japanese in 1942. and three years later, when the occupying army itself surrendered. the other is the treetop walk, which takes you high above the tropical rainforest of the heart of the island. kuala lumpur also has some urban rainforest with high altitude access, the forest eco park.
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miraculously preserved in the heart of the urban jungle, gives splendid views of the skyscrapers. my other highlight is the capital's old railway station. which when the current building opened in 1910, was one of the most spectacular buildings in the young city. fred nurgles is off to thailand and vietnam in november and december. fred, i've not got much experience of renting wheelchairs on sand so i sought some expert advice. in terms of the swimming, there is equipment available in some beaches, like tenerife where i was last week. they have the amphibian chair. that's a chair with much bigger wheels that can go over both the sand and then it can go out in the sea and float. definitely look out for amphibian chairs. as you know, fred, they're difficult to find so i think your best bet
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is to contact one of the specialist accessible travel companies. in terms of thailand and vietnam, i've been asking around and come up with phuket as an option for you. patong beach in particular has been recommended. a quick search shows there are hotels nearby with good wheelchair access. an alternative on phuket might be karon beach. it's got a pavement running along its length that allows easy access onto the sand. finally, simon lusted wonders.. i have been working my way around the world for a number of decades. picking fruit in australia, making radio commercials in california. but finding unskilled work at a reasonable rate of pay in a country with relatively low wages and a large supply of labour, is both difficult and morally questionable. earn at home, spend abroad. i think that's the best way to go.
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do keep sending in your questions and i will do my very best to find you the answers. from me, simon calder, the global guru, bye for now and see you next time. finally this week, we're heading to the port city of cardiff in the united kingdom. the welsh capital was once one of the largest docklands in the world, made up of a bustling community of seafarers. and now, it's the starting point for the travel show‘s alex taylor who is in for a unique sailing experience. this is tenacious, the only tall ship ship of its kind in the world, designed and built so it can be sailed by a truly mixed ability crew. how are they going to get us up there? i will be on that mast? are you serious? this was the largest wooden ship to be built in the uk for over a century
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when it was completed in 2000. thejubilee sailing trust is a registered charity running the ship which focuses on what people can do instead of what they can't. with my ginger biscuits in my bag, i was hauled aboard to spend a week with my new shipmates. on board i will be part of the ship's watch, hoisting the sails, and getting stuck in. what you've got here is your bunk. and you've also got lockers. i think we are expecting some pretty choppy weather as we leave here down to lands end. but i guess the captain will explain it. ginger biscuits are good, right? you got it! you are the crew.
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not guests or passengers or any of that nonsense, you are the crew, you are the ones going to do all the bits and pieces to move the ship, to make it all happen. now, to do that, we have to do a little bit of training. these are permanently rigged in position. we've got two evacuation routes, this is one of them, and all we ask from our wheelchair users or those people that are with them is that for an emergency, the wheelchair user is in their wheelchair. nice and gently. south—westerly, four or five, occasionally six at first. heave, heave... two, six.
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it's lovely, part of a team already. learning things, so, it's a really new experience, really. i got mark imprints from where all the ropes were, if you didn't have gloves on your hands would be in pieces. our final destination will be poole in dorset. chris, my watch leader on the journey, tells me how he started. i came along with no experience of disability, i came on board and i was buddied up with a guy who'd had a stroke when he was in his 20s. he was such a lovely guy,
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and we had such a really good time, it was just a nice atmosphere on board. everyone kind of pitches in and it's a great equalising environment. i don't like the distinction of able—bodied and disabled. i don't either. i hate it. and the more time i spent with a wider range of people, the more i dislike it. because you come on ships and you suddenly find that people have got all sorts of strengths and weaknesses, talents and abilities. irrespective of the way they are. wow! that is amazing. that's beautiful.
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that's ridiculous. they are so close. as the sun set on my watch on the dolphins, it was my turn to take the helm of the 700 tonne ship. a bit more to the right. you're actually spot—on at the moment. absolutely spot on. only on camera. off camera i'm terrible. you're doing what you should be doing which is stop, look at it, what's it doing, which way do i need to turn the wheel? and you turned it exactly the right way. my first time ever behind the wheel of a tall ship like this, it's huge and it's quite powerful. as night falls i finally get time
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to reflect on today's challenges and look ahead to tomorrow. i'm exhausted and tired. and i don't know how everything started and where it ended, so i'm a bit lost. it's been a good time and you see things which i would never see, dolphins especially. i never thought i'd see them. i'm going to go up the mast, hopefully. and i've met people, which is amazing, we've all got on well as a team, so it's been a bonding moment for everyone. that's all we've got time for this week, coming up next week... cat is in iceland learning about the effect climate change is having on the country's glaciers and ice fields. i feel like i'm dancing.
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and we rejoined alex as he takes on another tall ship challenge at sea. i hope you can join us for that, don't forget if you want to follow the travel show team on theirjourneys, on the road in real time, you can catch us on social media. but until next time, from me carmen roberts and the rest of the travel show team in japan, it's goodbye. hello there. sunrise on the east coast this morning, and a very similar picture across most parts the uk. we did have a little bit of patchy fog, that is now lifting and clearing.
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and with the southerly breeze it is another warm day in store. high pressure keeping things mostly dry and as i say, because we are tapping into this feed of air right the way from africa and the mediterranean, temperatures are well above where they should be, not by night, but by day. the other fly in the ointment is the potential for some scattered showers south—west england, south wales and later in northern ireland, which could be thundery. but they will be well scattered. for most of us it is the dry and sunny weather which will prevail. but it is windy today, quite a strong wind blowing. strong and gusty which will temper the feel of the day particularly near the east and south coast. but even with that wind, temperatures today expected to peak at mid 20s in southern and eastern areas and perhaps 2a in the north west of scotland. through the evening and overnight the risk of thundery downpours continues. in fact the risk extends further north and east. so what that means is that overnight, having had a week of chilly nights with temperatures down to single figures it will be much milder, except for the north—east of scotland where there could also still be the return of some mist and fog. so that may greet us sunday morning.
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but otherwise the showers are making their way across eastern england, scotland, followed by this band of more persistent rain. this could give ten, 20 millimetres of rain potentially before it moves away and again we have dryer and brighter weather coming in and a scattering of showers. but overall much cloudier, still quite windy. not as warm but still warm with temperatures still in the high teens and low 20s. as the weather front then pushes into scotland it allows another one to come hot on its heels. that is for the latter part of monday tied in with this area of low pressure. within this is tropical air, and that means there will be some heavy rain within this system. having had a dry september for the majority so far we have that wet and windy weather coming in. but temperatures will not dip that much away, 18, 20 degrees, but not as chilly at night. so monday sees us with those weather fronts straddling the uk, fairly strong wind at times and some uncertainty as to where the windiest and wettest weather will be. but it looks much more unsettled
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as you can see for much of next week just in time as the autumn equinox arrives on monday, so too the autumnal looking weather. goodbye.
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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00am: jeremy corbyn orders a review of the role of the labour's deputy leader amidst a row over a bid to oust tom watson. it isa it is a straight sectarian attack on a broad church party. and it is moving us into a different kind of institution where pluralism isn't tolerated. but just institution where pluralism isn't tolerated. butjust as quickly as the plot to remove mr watson emerged, it is dropped after mr jeremy corbyn got involved. the travel firm thomas cook has approached the government for emergency funding, as it tries to avoid


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