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this is bbc world news, the headlines: jeremy corbyn orders a review of the role of the labour deputy leader and mostly a row over a bid to oust tom watson of the day of the labour party conference. the nec agreed that they will consult on the future of diversified the deputy leadership positions to reflect the diverse day of our society. does he have your full confidence? tom watson is the deputy of the party at the joy working with them. thomas cook has approached the government for good afternoon. emergency funding as it tries to the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has quashed an attempt to oust avoid going into administration. the tom watson as his deputy, following us is sending troops at missile an angry backlash from mps. defence systems to saudi arabia in response to last week's attack on the grassroots group momentum had tabled a motion at the party's ruling national executive committee saudi oilfacilities. 75 years on to abolish mr watson's role, from the battle of arnhem, a mass but this morning the nec backed parachute drop is taking place in mr corbyn‘s proposal to review the netherlands to mark what was the position instead. known as operation market garden. tom watson described the ploy to remove him
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as a "sectarian attack". our political correspondent, now a closer look at stories from nick eardley, reports. what does he want the eastern counties, as the inside to be talking about? out team investigate the number of the nec agreed this morning crashes by on duty staff by the that we are going to consult on the future, of diversifying the deputy leadership emergency services. motoring positions to reflect the diversity of our society... offences committed by 999 staff policies? while they are on duty. if members his plan for government? definitely. of the public think they should be judged as they are, officers spell the green industrial revolution, green new deal drive exactly as they do. they will that we are putting forward... factional infighting, getting rid not be to get to of his deputy, probably not. tom watson is the deputy leader of the party and i enjoy working with him. but, as labour gets ready for its annual conference, it is an internal row that is dominating. after mr corbyn‘s left—wing backers in momentum tried to oust tom watson by scrapping his deputy leader position. 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, where factional observance has to be
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adhered to completely. and it is kind of completely going against the traditions the labour party has had for 100 years. some of mr corbyn‘s allies have been angry at mr watson for publicly contradicting the leader in recent months. but the timing of this plot potentially just weeks before a general election left others are furious. i think lots of people will be frustrated that this move from a small section, from a small creek, is actually is actually undermining jeremy corbyn‘s ability to get the message across about the transformative policies that a labour government will introduce. butjust as quickly as the plot emerged, it was off. this meeting of labour's executive, jeremy corbyn ordered a review into the deputy leader position. the can has been kicked down the road. we want to review our
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democratic structures. we think that is the right thing to do. labour conference is only just getting under way, and already the deep splits in the party are on show for everyone to see. labour's leadership will now be desperately hoping they can move on to talking about policy. this row is just another reminder that labour is deeply divided over its future and, just as one row is diffused, another is emerging, this time on brexit policy. the party's executive is to discuss what it will offer voters if there is a snap general election in there is a snap general election in the next few weeks. the plan would see labour negotiate a new deal within three months and, within six months, put that deal versus remain to the people in a referendum, but, and this is crucial, the party wouldn't decide its own preference until after the general election.
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that has left some labour mps furious, and they are hoping the membership forces the leadership into an unequivocal remain position in the coming days. personality and politics, big rows over it, and the conference in brighton hasn't even started yet. uncertainty remains about the future of the uk's oldest travel company, thomas cook. union leaders have urged the government to step in to prevent the firm from collapsing, which could leave tens of thousands of british holiday—makers stranded abroad. but government sources suggest ministers are reluctant for a taxpayer—funded bailout. the us is to send troops to saudi arabia after last week's attack on the country's oil facilities. the us says the deployment will help ensure the flow of oil for the global economy. iran denies washington's accusation that it was behind the attack. our security correspondent, frank gardner, is in riyadh. frank, how is this us move being
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seen? very badly across water in iran, where there has been a furious verbal response from the iranian revolutionary guard, who have talked about a crushing response if anybody tries to hit iran. they have interpreted it as offensive and aggressive whereas, in saudi arabia, it is seen as defensive, because just a week ago saudi arabia suffered a catastrophic attack by mass drones and cruise missiles which slammed into its critical oil infrastructure, so they have been working out with their american allies how they best respond. they've decided not to retaliate against iran, who they suspect were responsible, and instead to deploy further trips and bolster air defences, so here it is being seen asa mild defences, so here it is being seen as a mild defensive measure. it's not seen that way in iran at all. every schoolchild should have the chance to visit national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty and spend a night under the stars,
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according to a government review. the report also recommends creating new national parks in the chilterns, the cotswolds and dorset. phil mackie reports. the first national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in england were created 70 years ago. they include some of the nation's most beautiful landscapes, like the lake district. the problem, according to the review, is that too few people are enjoying them — and, when they do go, they don't spend enough time there. it says that every schoolchild in england should be given a chance to visit one of the ten parks and 3a aonbs and spend the night there, under the stars. it says it has a big, bold plan, including 27 recommendations. among them, it says there should be a new national landscapes service to bring the national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty together, programmes to increase the number of visitors from black and minority ethnic communities, and the creation of a housing association to build affordable homes within the parks.
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it also wants park rangers to be introduced, similar to those who patrol national parks in the united states. huge numbers of people in our country come and love places like this wonderful spot in the peak district we are in today. millions of people enjoy it, but millions don't, and we've got to make sure that these landscapes are here for everybody. that's one of the core findings in our report we are publishing today. its desire is that england's most cherished places should become more important parts of peoples lives, to help to make the nation greener, healthier and happier. phil mackie, bbc news. british and allied veterans have joined events to honour them, on the 75th anniversary of the largest airborne operation of the second world war, the battle of arnhem, including a mass parachute drop. it marked the failed bid to recapture a bridge across the river rhine from the nazis, where more than 1,500 servicemen died. one veteran, 97—year—old sandy cortmann, joined nato pa ratroopers on today's jump in the netherlands.
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with all the sport now, here's john watson at the bbc sport centre. good afternoon. the holders new zelaand made a winning start at the rugby world cup to beat south africa by 23 points to 13 in yokohama. the tournament is expected to be one of the most open in years. south africa had taken an early lead, but the all blacks hit back through two quick tries from george bridge and scott barrett put them in front. keeping up their record of never having lost a world cup group match. both sides were expected to reach the latter stages of the tournament. australia beat fiji 39—21, but the beaten finalists from the last tournament were given a scare as fiji led at half—time, only for the wallabies to run in four second—half tries, as they made their experience count. france, in group c, alongside england, edged out
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argentina, who had staged a second—half comeback. they needed a late camille lopez drop goal to seal a 23—21win in the third match of the day. tottenham, fresh from their midweek draw in the champions league, are up against leicester in the lunchtime kick—off in the premier league. no place in the starting line—up for hugo lloris, whose wife has given birth, nor christian eriksen. harry kane though has given the visitors the lead at the king power stadium. i—o they lead. leicster had earlier seen a goal ruled out for offside. the world athletics championships begin in doha next week with the sport still seeking to fill the void following usain bolt‘s retirement. britain's zharnel hughes was his former training partner and believes he could one day challenge bolt‘s 100 metres and 200 metres world records — and that's not the only thing he's set his sights on. nick hope has been to
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meet him injamaica. i have always wanted to fly. i love going fast. running on the track, it gives you a certain speed, but once you are in the aeroplane you go even faster. let's go flying. it's an amazing feeling to fly. once i am up there, ifeellikea bird. i looked down on earth and i just enjoy the scenery, the relaxation of flying and clouds, even though sometimes it can be a bit challenging. but it is just that feeling of being free. i definitely want to get my commercial licence. hopefully in the future, after track and field is over for me, i can start a business in aviation, possibly open a training school back home in angola. following his switch from angola in order to be eligible for the olympics, zharnel hughes is now flying high for great britain. last year he won the breakthrough european gold, helped by a background of training injamaica with a certain sprinting legend. when i first moved to jamaica and i realised i saw usain for the very first time in training, i almost slipped. i almost lost my mind.
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what kind of messages did it give you? just told me to stay focused, and try not to get distracted by anything. anything. he makes that clear. it's just enjoy the sport. this is the track where usain bolt developed the speed that took him to eight olympic titles as well as the 100 and 200 metre world records, making it the perfect place for zharnel hughes to continue his development. but he isn't content with simply targeting titles. usain, he set for athletes to chase after him, try to go for the world records, which might seem a bit insane, but it's possible. becoming world champion and olympic champion, that's what really motivates me. olympic champion and commercial pilot. exactly. you know, i can fly fast on the track, and fly fast in the air! there's more on the bbc sport website. that includes the reaction from the by that includes the reaction from the rug by world that includes the reaction from the rugby world cup. 20 of build up ahead of tomorrow's matches, in
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which england and scotland feature, and you can keep up with the day's premier league action. for now, that is all from us. that's it. the next news on bbc one is at 5:50pm.
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more now on how tour operator thomas cook has asked the government for financial help — as it tries to avoid collapse. britain's oldest package holiday firm could fall into administration this weekend unless it finds 200 million pounds to secure a rescue deal. a collapse could leave around 150,000 british holidaymakers stranded. katie prescott has more. it's a low season for thomas cook — in more ways than one. the weak pound makes it more expensive for it to buy the flights and hotels it pays for in euros and dollars. it is in a competitive market where profits are small and it has a lot of costs — hundreds of shops and 22,000 staff. now heading into the winter period, the debt—laden company has a cash flow crisis. if we book a holiday with thomas cook, we will pay for it before we go, obviously, but they actually do not pay the hotel until after we are back,
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so they pay 60 to 90 days later, which means that everybody that went on holiday through the summer, it is now that thomas cook is beginning to have to pay the hotels. they simply can't and if they can't pay the suppliers, then the company faces a pretty tough time. the company lenders say it needs an extra £200 million on top of the money it's already secured for a bailout. with a vote on that lifeline next friday, the company is hoping it can get over the next few days to reach that finish. it's a nervous time for customers. we just don't know what the situation is. we will either have a flight back and get back to manchester and be fortunate or things could collapse in the next couple of days or hours and we have nothing to go back on, so it's just a case of waiting, really. if the company goes into administration, their 150,000 uk package holiday customers will be brought home and those who've booked holidays will be refunded. katie prescott, bbc news.
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i've been speaking to chloe hardy and thomas chalmers — the couple booked their wedding with thomas cook, and are due to get married on the greek island of zante next sunday — with 33 family members due to fly out for their big day, i asked them how worried they are about their wedding being affected. very worried. obviously we don't know if we're going to be able to get out there. we might be able to get out there. we might be able to get out there on thursday and then oui’ get out there on thursday and then ourfamily and fans might not be able tojoin ourfamily and fans might not be able to join us until ourfamily and fans might not be able tojoin us until a sunday ourfamily and fans might not be able to join us until a sunday so we have booked our wedding with thomas cook as well so we don't know if our wedding is going to be able to go ahead. you know, it is all very worrying. has the company been in touch with you or have you heard anything directly? no. so, i have e—mailed the thomas cook wedding concierge in the thomas cook wedding concierge in the uk, we have not heard anything back from them. and i have also e—mailed the inn resort wedding coordinator and again, i have not
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heard anything back from them as of yet. jack, this must be incredibly worrying. you are due to get married a week tomorrow? yes. did you take out any kind of insurance? yes. did you take out any kind of insurance ? we yes. did you take out any kind of insurance? we have got out old protection which insures the package of the holiday but the wedding side of the holiday but the wedding side of it, no. so, if your wedding does not go ahead your cost of what? the hotel and all that... know, the hotel is covered in the package but oui’ hotel is covered in the package but our separate wedding costs are not cove red. can you give us an idea as to how much you would do isjust financially? well, thousands, really. you know, just on decorations alone. our wedding outfits, all the outfits that we had bought for our bridal party, groomsmen. you know, we're talking thousands of andi you know, we're talking thousands of and i are guests also booked all with thomas cook? yes. we have got 33 of the guests and they have all booked with cook. again, the hotel that we are staying in it isa
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again, the hotel that we are staying in it is a thomas cook hotel. so talking over £30,000 just on holidays alone. that is hanging in the balance, really. when did you put this question mark you must be excited and looking forward to this for a while? lastjune, so 15 months now this has beenin lastjune, so 15 months now this has been in the planning. how are you feeling now, jack? well, it isjust how are you feeling now, jack? well, it is just complete how are you feeling now, jack? well, it isjust complete uncertainty. we don't know if we are going to be able to fly out, if we are going to be able to have our wedding so we're just not sure, really. we don't know, do we? are you at all able to cancel it or make arrangements with a different tour operator? i think at the minute, you know, we don't know what is going to happen with thomas cook and all we can go off is what we are reading online and that have read online that if we cancel it before and they don't go into liquidation then we would lose everything that we have paid for and if we held out and then we can't fly, if we held out and then we can't fly, can't go because of thomas cook going into liquidation we are
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covered for that without also we will get, you know, the holiday costs back. chloe hardy and thomas chalmers that talking about their wedding planned ina talking about their wedding planned in a week's time. let's get more on that masterplan for a ‘sha keup‘ of england's national parks, which has called for every school child to spend a night ‘under the stars' to connect with nature. the major review, published today, sets out ways to get more people to spend time in areas of outstanding natural beauty. suggestions include introducing park rangers similar to those who patrol national parks in the us. let's talk now to alison barnes, chief executive of the new forest national park. shejoins me via webcam. thanks forjoining us. why does this matter? why is it important to get children sleeping under the stars? well, i think it is all very david attenborough. he said, you know, people will not protect what they don't care for and of course they won't care for what they haven't experienced. i was very
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lucky as a child to have that experience in nature, not so far from here in the new forest. and that has kept me on thatjourney all my life and i know many others would say the same. and this is an incredibly important moment for children to have this opportunity. and are fewer of them enjoying, you know, but in‘s countryside? i think it is just sort of attack did make sign of the times. the home—made of a child has reduced from about six miles in the 1930s to about, you know, 300 metres today. and it is not, you know, it is really incumbent on us parents, schools and others to try and get those day—to—day opportunities for children to connect with nature. and so children to connect with nature. and so welcome this kind of findings highlighted in the report and the work that national parks do with lots of other partners, including those in cities, and i have seen in the report something about national
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park cities. so there is that experience of nature right from the doorstep into the deep of the countryside. and when they talk about natural park cities to talk about building more affordable housing. is that going to be a threat to the nature you are trying to protect? all the national parks in the uk are very much about people and nature. certainly in the new forest, the system is shaped, which is obviously people and their animals, has shaped the amazing habitat that we have had here for many hundreds of years. so people are nature need to come together in the future as well. and thatis together in the future as well. and that is all about design of communities. it is also about having housing that is affordable for the people who would manage the land and i think there are lots of great exa m ples of i think there are lots of great examples of places where that has happened. there is also a focus on the report on getting more diverse communities
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into the parks. again, why is that not happening already? i think it is not true to say it is not happening. certainly, for example, we have had some amazing projects with our partners in southampton from the chinese and asian communities called mosaic. we have had funding to do lots ofjoin up have had funding to do lots ofjoin up and have, you know, champions in those communities work with us. and we do keep in touch but, as you probably appreciate, these sorts of funding, they don't last for more than a few years so i guess what we are hoping for is those sorts of wonderful projects that do happen and those relationships that are there are supported as a matter of course rather than sort of through sporadic funding packages so i think this is a real opportunity here for us this is a real opportunity here for us to kind of scale that offer up and work with our partners in our surrounding cities to make that more available. the other thing i would say, having been engaged with the
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national park city in london, it is not just about being national park city in london, it is notjust about being able to come away to nature. i think it is really important that we support things like the national park cities to bring nature to our people, day—to—day, for those health and well—being and those other benefits that we know about. is the change partly because people every time they prefer to fly somewhere every time they prefer to fly somewhere warmer? every time they prefer to fly somewhere warmer? being brutal. because those are quite different ta kes because those are quite different takes on our countryside compared with the united states for the national parks and to be more celebrated. yes, i mean, ithink, well, certainly there are different sorts of experiences here but they are rich and amazing in their own right so rich and amazing in their own right so whether you want to come here and have quiet enjoyment or perhaps it do some kind of activity. we have got a walking festival in the next month where there are guided walks
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so month where there are guided walks so that gives you the chance sample different ways of being in a national park or whether it is, i don't know, eating the national park. there is amazing food and other things, the produce that comes from here and that is also seasons, which gives you lots of different types of experiences and certainly here it is warm enough to go and swim in the sea today. so i would really encourage people not to a lwa ys really encourage people not to always go somewhere else to seek nature but to seek nature in these wonderful landscapes which are flagged up and highlighted today in this really important report. iam sure this really important report. i am sure we all agree with that message. enjoy the weather today. thank you for coming inside to talk to us. thank you. thanks a lot. thanks a lot. it's thought more than a million people will soon be living with the symptoms of dementia in the uk — but, despite this, new research suggests there's still stigma around the condition. as part of world alzheimer's day, campaigners are calling for more of us to recognise the needs of those living with dementia. catherine da—costa has more.
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tenerife is my favourite, our favourite... holiday. yeah, tenerife is our favourite place. yeah, we like that, don't we? six years ago, angie, from banbury in oxfordshire, was diagnosed with early onset dementia, a rare form of the condition. still in her early 60s, she lead an active life but struggles with language and everyday tasks. and i hate it. ‘cause when i am saying things to him i am obviously saying the wrong things and stuff. so it's horrible. but dementia is like an elephant in the room. when you meet other people, nobody likes to talk about it. people try to ignore it. "oh, don't like to mention it." maybe because they don't want to hurt you or maybe because they don't want to know or maybe because they don't understand it. every year more than 200,000 people are diagnosed with dementia in the uk. that's three every minute. it's estimated the number living with the condition will reach 1 million by 2021. good girl, well done. mick's hoping to break down
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some of the barriers for patients like angie. he helps to advise the nhs and businesses on how they can improve their care and services. katharine da costa, bbc news, in banbury. extinction rebellion protesters have occupied one side of a dual carriageway in kent in an attempt to "blockade" the port of dover. the climate activists have also reportedly glued themselves to the surface of the a20 where they're holding up cars. the "no food on a dying planet" action at dover is expected to be mirrored across the channel by other extinction rebellion groups. the teenage activist greta thunberg has hailed the global day of protests she inspired as the ‘biggest climate strike in history'. millions of people around the world took part in the demonstrations ahead of a summit in new york. the teenager addressed people in the city — praising them for taking part in what she called ‘a wave of change'. we all live here, it affects
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all of us, and we will notjust stand aside and watch. we are united behind the science and we will do everything in our power to stop this crisis from getting worse. weather in a moment, first, ‘spot‘ the difference between this adult zebra and its foal born with spots instead of stripes, because of a skin pigment disorder. she was ‘spotted' in kenya's massai mara national reserve, by tour guide and photographer, anthony tira. now it's time for a look at the weather. yes, plenty of sunshine around through today but it looks like today could be a last day that we see these kind of temperatures until spring or see these kind of temperatures until spring oi’ summer see these kind of temperatures until spring or summer next year. we have good signs of change already pushing to the south—west. some sharp,
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possibly thundery showers moving to south west england and south west wales, eventually getting into northern ireland. elsewhere across england and wales and scotland plenty of sunshine. it is very breezy but temperatures reaching a maximum of around 25 and 26 degrees. a touch cooler in the north sea coasts. overnight tonight showers and a spell of rain will gradually push north. a mild night for many and a bit cooler weather we have these clear spells here. tomorrow much more unsettled day. we will see showers and spells a more persistent rain working north and east. i think the far north—east of scotland staying largely dry much of the day. a little brighter feed staying largely dry much of the day. a little brighterfeed in into the south and west later in the day. still one or two showers here. temperatures reaching a maximum of 23 and then it is looking fairly 00:28:47,500 --> 2147483051:51:08,813 autumnal with some unsettled 2147483051:51:08,813 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 weather.
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