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boris johnson tells the conservative party conference the uk will leave the eu at the end of october, come what may. he made his first conference speech while preparing to tell brussels of the uk's final brexit proposals, which he said would mean give and take on both sides. yes. yes, this is a compromise by the uk, and i hope very much that oui’ the uk, and i hope very much that our friends understand that, and they compromise as well. leaks of the proposals suggest a new government plan for customs checks on the island of ireland. brussels has again said it wants a deal, and that it would listen carefully to what the uk has to say. we'll have all the latest from our correspondents. also this lunchtime. as the duke and duchess of sussex end their tour of southern africa,
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they launch a court case against a sunday newspaper for publishing a private letter. hundreds of people in hong kong stage a sit—in at the school of a teenage activist shot by police during violent clashes. here at the athletics world championships in, doha —— in doha, hopes growing for a british first, gold medal in the 200 metres. and coming up on bbc news. humiliation for tottenham — just four months on from the champions league final they're hammered 7—2 at home to bayern munich. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. borisjohnson has told the tory party conference in manchester that the uk is coming out of the european union on october 31st, "come what may."
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in his first conference speech as party leader, mrjohnson condemned the deadlock in westminster, saying parliament is "on the blink." he'll this afternoon submit his final proposals for a brexit deal to brussel. they're thought to include plans for customs checks on the island of ireland. mrjohnson told the party conference the proposals were constructive and reasonable and that they provided a compromise for both sides. more on those proposals in a moment, but first here's chris mason. you won't have to wait much longer for brexit has been the prime minister's message here, so keen we re minister's message here, so keen were party members to see boris johnson's first conference speech as leader, they started queueing before dawn even thought of cracking! to a blast of the who, he was in the whole, and soon talking brexit. after three and half years, people are beginning to feel that they are being taken for falls, they are
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beginning to suspect that there are forces in this country which simply don't want brexit delivered at all. and, if they turn out to be right in that suspicion, then i believe there will be grave consequences for trust in our democracy. and that is why a... that is why we are coming out of the eu on october 31, come what may! and then came a mention, without much detail, of what the government is doing now. today, in brussels, we are taking, i believe, a constructive and reasonable proposals, which provide a compromise for both sides. we will, under no circumstances, have checks at or near the border in northern ireland. he added that he wants to: protect existing regulatory arrangements for farmers and businesses on both sides of the border, and at the same time, we will allow the uk whole and entire withdrawal from the eu with control
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over our own withdrawal from the eu with control over oui’ own trade withdrawal from the eu with control over our own trade policy from the start. applause borisjohnson had start. applause boris johnson had a start. applause borisjohnson had a word or two to say about the house of commons: laughter if parliament were a reality television show, then the whole lot of us, i'm afraid, would have been voted out of the jungle by now! applause but, at least we would have had the consolation of watching the speaker. to watch a kangaroo testicle...! cabinet ministers enjoyed that one, but 200 mile south, in westminster, this was happening at the same time. questions to the prime minister.|j have been asked to reply... and, a parliamentary first... diane abbott! the first black briton to represent a party at prime ministers questions. yesterday marked the
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start of black history month... back in manchester, the prime minister wanted to go beyond brexit, to talk health. not only recruiting more doctors and nurses and training them, but in the next ten years, we will build a0 new hospitals in the biggest investment in hospital infrastructure for a generation. and, to talk crime. the first thing you've got to do, basic hygiene, if you're going to spread opportunity, is insist on the equal safety of everybody‘s street wherever they live, that is why we are recruiting 20,000 police officers, thank you, priti, and indeed, thank you sajid, and... this is what it looks like when you realise you have just been name checked. let's get on with sensible, moderate, one nation but tax—cutting conservative government, let's get brexit done, and let's bring this country together. thank you very much! a kiss from his girlfriend, a handshake from his
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dad, and the analysis of what he had to say begins. assista nt assistant political editor norman smith is at the conference in manchester. how important do you think this speech is for the brexit deal of boris johnson? hugely important, among those listening most intently to the speech will be leaders in other european capitals, trying to gauge whether boris johnson is serious about a brexit deal, or whether he is paving the way for no deal, and looking to blame the eu, and they are, well, this was actually a rather surprising speech, because there was none of the aggressive, combative language that we had been expecting, none of the sort of "in your face", "takeit none of the sort of "in your face", "take it or leave it" final offer we we re "take it or leave it" final offer we were told would form the guts of this argument, instead, it seemed like he went out of his way to adopt
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a rather more emollient approach, saying how much we love europe and the tory party was not anti—european, and britain was not anti—european, and britain was not an anti—european country. his offer was a reasonable, constructive proposal, the basis for a compromise on both sides. what that meant was, borisjohnson did on both sides. what that meant was, boris johnson did not on both sides. what that meant was, borisjohnson did not endeavour to sort of bring the house down in the conference hall, he did not go for the easy brussels bashing, and for the easy brussels bashing, and for the wider view is in this country, well, there were no brand—new policy announcements. and you sense boris johnson has calculated that, for the next few hours and days, the really crucial audience in terms of his premiership and his future is not here in manchester, it is in capitals around the eu. well, details have been emerging of how boris johnson
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aims to tackle the key sticking point in negotiations with the eu, how to conduct future trade without physical checks at the irish border. with more, here's emma vardy. this pivotal frontier is this pivotalfrontier is invisible on the ground, and all sides have agonised over how to keep it that way. boris johnson's agonised over how to keep it that way. borisjohnson's new plans for the irish border are expected to require new compromise. in northern ireland's democratic unionists are key. —— and. they projected theresa may's agreement because it created differences between northern ireland and the rest of the uk. they have been much warmer towards boris johnson's position. we want to see an agreement reached, one that we can support, nigel has talked about this, one that works for every part of the united kingdom, and, indeed, for our friends of the united kingdom, and, indeed, for ourfriends and of the united kingdom, and, indeed, for our friends and neighbours of the united kingdom, and, indeed, for ourfriends and neighbours in the republic of ireland and other eu member states. the land border
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between northern ireland and the republic of ireland is open for the movement of goods because right now, we are all following the same eu rules. after brexit, goods crossing the border would need to be checked. it is expected the new proposals will require northern ireland to follow eu rules on some things, like animal health, creating a border down the irish sea. to remain part of the uk's regime when it comes to customs duties. that has always gone against the demands of the eu, and, crucially, the irish government. against the demands of the eu, and, crucially, the irish governmentm is not good news, we don't believe that customs checks on the island of ireland will be the basis of an agreement between the eu and the uk. but, let's wait and see the detail of the proposals, when we get them later on, and we will make a much fullerjudgment. lying behind why the border issue has been so emotive, is northern ireland's history of conflict, removing any sign ofa history of conflict, removing any sign of a border was fundamental to
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ending 30 years of violence. today, northern ireland's conflict is largely in the past, but brexit has rekindled old divisions. boris johnson has promised no checkpoints near the border, but for many across this island, who want no new checks at all, it is unlikely to go far enough. trade, north and south here, based on shared membership of the eu, means there is so much at stake. thousands of livelihoods will depend on what the new brexit offer can deliver. well, borisjohnson and the president of the european commission are to talk this afternoon about the government's new brexit proposals, with brussels saying they'll "listen carefully to the uk". our europe corrrespondent damian grammaticas is there in brussels. they may say they'll listen, but will they like what they hear? signs aren't that positive, what we
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know is those proposals are due to be arriving in brussels right about now, on the eurostar train. the prime minister's negotiator, david frost, bringing them, he will be here within the next hour, at the commission, to hand over and then have discussions, and following that, we will have the president of the commission, jean—claude juncker, roofing angela merkel and then talking to boris johnson roofing angela merkel and then talking to borisjohnson on the phone. the eu has already said, it willjudge what comes against its long—standing criteria, and is judged against those criteria, what we know of the proposals that have come out, or appear to have come out so come out, or appear to have come out so far, it does not look that good, as the irish deputy prime minister was saying, what they involve is the creation of a customs border on the island of ireland, wherever those checks happen, whatever the prime minister says about this being a question about technology and defining the exact nature, it means that. for the eu, that is a significant step back from the commitments made by the uk
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government and boris johnson, commitments made by the uk government and borisjohnson, when he was foreign secretary in 2017, at the outset of this process, that there would be no checks on the island of ireland, because for the eu that is a crucial question. the peace process and also the frontiers of the single market, now those are policed. the uk proposal seems to wa nt lots policed. the uk proposal seems to want lots of exemptions to allow this to happen. the eu will find that difficult to concede, i think. the duchess of sussex is suing the the mail on sunday newspaper over the publication of a private letter she wrote to her father, sent shortly after she and prince harry got married in 2018. the duke said the legal action was in response to "relentless propaganda" against her. the paper says it will defend itself "vigorously". our correspondent nicholas witchell is with the royal couple on their tour of southern africa. business, at least on the surface, as usual. the final day of the sussexes' trip to southern africa and a visit to a township nearjohannesburg.
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the theme, youth unemployment and how to generate jobs. as ever, the media interest was intense. but away from the photo calls one issue was dominant. the sussexes' attack on the british tabloid media. this article in the mail on sunday last february is what triggered it. it quoted extracts from a private letter from the duchess to her father. she is taking legal action against the paper for alleged breach of privacy. but it is the outspoken statement by the duke which has caused sharp surprise. he spoke of a "ruthless campaign" against his wife. he went on, he recalled the hounding of his late mother, diana.
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in a speech, harry spoke of his love for africa, which had helped him after his mother was killed and then, this general observation. we will firmly stand up for what we believe. we are fortunate enough to have a position that gives us amazing opportunities and we will do everything that we can to play our part in building a better world. meghan also spoke, offering some final thoughts in praise of the people they'd met and in support of the different issues they have championed. the visit has been important for both of them. by pretty common consent, much of it of course expressed in the tabloid press, the sussexes have had a very successful visit to southern africa. but they end the tour at loggerheads with an entire section of the british media. in london, the editor of the mail on sunday, ted verity, said nothing as he arrived at his office. the paper said it stands by its story and will defend the case vigorously.
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if the case is fought out in open court it is conceivable that the sussexes will have to give evidence. it will be a defining moment for them, the wider royal family, and the british popular press. nicholas witchell, bbc news, johannesburg. we can talk to nick in johannesburg now. the royal couple have enjoyed positive coverage on this tour, you made that point, so, why this action now? i think their hand was. by the legal process, solicitors for the two sides, for the sussex is in for associated newspapers have been in touch with each other for a good few months, properly since february, they have failed to reach an out—of—court settlement and so, it was decided by the sussexes that they would take mail on sunday to court, the court papers were lodged, they were processed on monday, the fa ct they were processed on monday, the fact that this action was being taken was fact that this action was being ta ken was about fact that this action was being taken was about to enter the public domain and that. a hand last night. not at all ideal time, 2a hours
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before the end of what has been a very successful visit. the other thing i think it is unclear is the extent to which, if at all, harry has heeded advice from his officials about the wording of that very outspoken statement last night. it was very much couched in his language, rather headstrong, perhaps, certainly passionate, and i sense there may be some officials within the royal household who will have felt that a degree of restraint was rather more appropriate. they clearly both, harry and megan, feel very deeply about this, instituting these legal proceedings and the mail on sunday have said that they will defend it vigorously. —— meghan. in a surprise announcement, the chief executive of tesco dave lewis has said he's leaving the supermarket for personal reasons — after five years at the helm. he's been credited with helping to turn around tesco's fortunes — his departure was announced as tesco reported a 6.7% rise in profits
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for the first half of the year. emma simpson reports. tesco has meant darkest hour, an accounting scandal wiping billions from the value of the business and here at tesco hq dave lewis had only just started as the new ceo. here at tesco hq dave lewis had only just started as the new ceoi here at tesco hq dave lewis had only just started as the new ceo. i will investigate and speak to anyone and eve ryo ne investigate and speak to anyone and everyone who can help me understand what has gone on. investigations and fines, a business haemorrhaging sales and customers and a record £6 billion loss, the biggest in retail history. tesco had badly lost its way. over the past five years dave lewis took this business back to basics, from selling assets like dobbies garden centre to improving stories and tesco offer. he also cut costs a nd stories and tesco offer. he also cut costs and jobs. today he said that the turnaround was complete and it was time to move on. you will be
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remembered as the man who brought tesco out of a deep hole and tesco was broken in many ways notjust with pricing and quality of products but loss of customers across the board whether from products, pricing, quality, the brand. tesco is almost back to where it once was. he also brought this business, the biggest wholesaler in the uk which supplies thousands of corner shops, restau ra nts a nd supplies thousands of corner shops, restaurants and pubs, giving tesco a slice of this market as well and some much—needed growth. but tesco still has plenty of challenges ahead, from the discounters to brexit for the dave lewis may have a lot on his plate before he leaves next year, his successor will have big boots to fill. emma simpson, bbc news. our top story this lunchtime. borisjohnson boris johnson tells borisjohnson tells the tory party
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conference the uk will leave the eu at the end of october come what may. in the uk final brexit proposals would mean give—and—ta ke in the uk final brexit proposals would mean give—and—take on both sides. and for the first time... and an ‘expression of regret‘ from the uk's most senior diplomat in new zealand to the maori tribes who's ancestors suffered at the hands of captainjames cook's crew, 250 years ago. coming up on bbc news. manchester city's bernardo silva is charged with misconduct by the fa over a tweet he sent to team—mate benjamin mendy. hundreds of people in hong kong have staged a sit—in outside the school of a teenage pro—democracy demonstrator shot by police yesterday, during violent clashes that marked the 70th anniversary of communist china. the student, who's in a stable condition, was the first person to be shot with a live round by police during the four months of protests. the city's police chief has said it was one hong kong's "most
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violent and chaotic days." our correspondent stephen mcdonnell is in hong kong. things remain very tense in hong kong? plenty of bleak news coming from hong kong and to give you an indication ofjust how violent things are becoming, for example doctors have told an indonesian journalist, she has become blinded in her right eye after being shot in the face by police using a rubber bullet. just yesterday more than 100 people were hospitalised, two of those remain in a critical condition and that does not include the teenager who was shot in the chest bya teenager who was shot in the chest by a police officer. he is now said to be ina by a police officer. he is now said to be in a stable condition. the police say they are defending those actions from that police officer and say at the time he was moving to assist another policeman who had
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gone down and was being bashed by a group of activists holding home—made weapons. listen to some of these numbers, police say just weapons. listen to some of these numbers, police sayjust yesterday they fired 1a00 rounds of tear gas, 900 rubber bullets, a20 other crowd dispersal rounds and made 269 arrests. this just gives you an idea of the escalation here and there is no sign whatsoever that this is slowing down. this political crisis is now in its fourth month and seems just to be getting worse. stephen mcdonell, many thanks. former employees of the company thomas cook are staging protests in westminster amid claims they were "abandoned" by the government. they will hand in petitions to 10 downing street and the department for business, calling for a full inquiry into the travel company's collapse — and for its directors to pay back their bonuses.
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a teenager accused of throwing a six—year—old boy from a viewing platform at the tate modern in london can be identified for the first time. jonty bravery, who's from west london, has been charged with the boy's attempted murder. he was 17 when he was charged in august and could not be named until his 18th birthday. the victim suffered a "deep" bleed to the brain and fractured his spine. mps are debating a new law on domestic violence, to ban alleged perpetrators from cross—examining their victims in court. it will also create a legal definition of domestic abuse. graham satchell reports. charlotte kneer runs this refuge in southern england. it provides shelter and help for up to 11 women and 2a children at any one time. the government's domestic abuse bill comes back to the commons today after fears it would be lost when parliament was suspended. it defines abuse legally for the first time to include coercive, controlling behaviour, and will stop alleged perpetrators cross—examining victims in court.
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campaigners have welcomed the bill, but say it doesn't go far enough. i think, for us, the most important thing missing is the guarantee of funding for refuges and other specialist services. domestic abuse murders are at a five—year high. and, really, this is something that we and other campaigners have been saying — that unless a safe refuge is provided for victims of domestic abuse, then sadly, the murder rates will go up. according to the charity women's aid, local authority funding for refuges has dropped by almost a third since 2010. and 60% of people referred to refuges last year were turned away. there's so many barriers for someone who is subject to domestic abuse in terms of understanding what services are out there, interacting with statutory services or community or their own family
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and really understanding what they are going through and putting a name to it. and these are all the kinds of things that we really need to address to end this postcode lottery for victims and their families. the government insists victims of domestic abuse should be able to access appropriate support at the appropriate time and the bill provides in their words, "a once in a generation opportunity to stamp out this devastating crime for good." graham satchell, bbc news. captainjames cook is acknowledged as one of the world's greatest explorers but his legacy has been questioned by many. now, the uk has for the first time "expressed regret" to two maori tribes whose ancestors were killed by cook's crew within hours of landing in new zealand — 250 years ago. james robbins reports.
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reconstructing history is hazardous. reconciling it with present attitudes is harder still. commanding hms endeavour, captain james cook himself regarded his first landing 250 years ago as a disaster. he appears to have understood the maori greeting is a sign of both strength and respect but others in his crew reacted differently and killed nine people. now britain has decided to express a formal request to the victims. although the british high commissioner deliberately stop store of formal apology. it was greatly regretted at the time by the crew of the endeavour as documented in the diary ofjoseph the endeavour as documented in the diary of joseph banks. the endeavour as documented in the diary ofjoseph banks. and it is regretted here today. and here on behalf of the four countries of the united kingdom, on behalf of the people of those four countries, and
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on behalf of of myself today, i acknowledge the pain of those first encounters. the high commissioner appeared genuinely moved but opinion amongst the maori community is divided. many have welcomed the gesture but they acknowledge others are angered by anniversary plans. there are many of my cousins who would like to set fire to the endeavour when it comes in, frankly. they cannot believe we are are even doing this. and i cannot either. whole series of events to mark the arrival of captain cook could face protests. so why has britain stopped short of a full apology? something after a ll short of a full apology? something after all this it would be absurd. others fear it could open the way to global compensation claims in the post—colonial era. james robbins, bbc news. the former bbc and itn newsreader peter sissons has died at the age of 77.
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a statement from his management company said he "died peacefully last night" in maidstone hospital in kent. lizo mzimba is here. and he was a towering figure in his broadcasting. notjust for the bbc towering figure in his broadcasting. not just for the bbc but towering figure in his broadcasting. notjust for the bbc but other broadcasters as well, he began his career at itn where he was a distinguished journalist before becoming a newscaster and helping couples and some general election night coverage. he was also one of the original newscasters for channel 4 the original newscasters for channel a news in the 1980s. he moved across to the bbc in 1989 as well as presenting national news bulletins he took over from sir robin day is the host of question time. his career was not without some controversy, his move to the bbc was a big—money deal that raised eyebrows and also people will remember in 2000 to his announcement of the death of queen elizabeth the queen mother, there was criticism because he wore a burgundy tie
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instead of a black tie and also for his line of questioning towards the queen mother was macneice in the aftermath of that. of course these arejust a few aftermath of that. of course these are just a few moments in a huge career and the bbc director—general tony hall in the last few minutes described him as one of the great television figures of his time and of course he will be remembered as one of the most trusted and authoritative faces on television not just for the bbc authoritative faces on television notjust for the bbc but authoritative faces on television not just for the bbc but for authoritative faces on television notjust for the bbc but for itv authoritative faces on television not just for the bbc but for itv and channel a over more than 30 years. thank you very much. well it was a night of huge disappointment in doha for britain's adam gemili at the world athletics championships — he narrowly missed out on a medal in the 200 metres — finishing fourth. but all that could change tonight as the golden girl of the british team dina asher smith takes to the track. natalie pirks is in doha. what are her chances? firstly it was a terribly disappointing night as you said for
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adam gemili. he has become the nearly man of wealth athletics, missing out on bronze at the olympics byjust missing out on bronze at the olympics by just a missing out on bronze at the olympics byjust a fraction of the second and here last night he was leaving and going through the band and in the last kind of 60 metres in his own words he just tightened up and failed to execute and felt the medal slip from his fingers. he was still incredibly rule when i interviewed him but said he would use those emotions to put it right for the tokyo olympics. but we have the british indoor champion heptathlete katerina johnson—thompson starting her quest for gold in the sprint hurdles. the world champion will have something to say about that as she has posted personal best through the season. kay jt says she has had personal best through the season. kayjt says she has had her personal best through the season. kay jt says she has had her best run—up in terms of preparation ever but she will have stiff competition and that could be a fascinating battle in the last few days —— the next few days. britain has never had
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a global sprint gold medallist in history and dina asher—smith is the red—hot favourite for this one. now in the semifinals, she was serene and she was the fastest of all four of the top ten world athletes that will be in the final. all her major rivals by the pulled out through injury and it looks like britain could be getting their first gold medal of the championships tonight. natalie, thank you. time for a look at the weather. hhere's stav da naos. what a difference a day makes. clear skies out there and lots of sunshine around. it is a short lived settled speu around. it is a short lived settled spell as it turns more unsettled towards the end of the week on the weekend. high pressure is moving in now, that is the low pressure yesterday which brought that heavy rain. but it is colder


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