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people that are making things and are coming to see what happens to them when they get thrown away, and they're thinking about how they design them at the front end. even the biggest global companies are beginning to cut plastic and improve recycling as customers demand it. colletta smith, bbc news. england have appointed chris silverwood as their new head coach, replacing trevor bayliss, who stepped down last month at the end of the ashes series. the former yorkshire and middlesex fast—bowler was described as the outstanding candidate by the selection panel. he said he wanted to build on england's success and focus on the test arena. time for a look at the weather. here's nick miller. there is a removal lorry behind this big splash of water in norfolk yesterday, a large part of its october average rainfall in just one day, now it is quiet and so far
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today, but there is more rain on the way later, and in fact for all of us at some stage this week we are going to see some rain, some of us quite often, wet and windy, and the reason why, no pressure packed just to the north of the british isles this week. if you look at these white lines, the isobars are close together, so you know it is going to be windy, there are weather fronts coming around the area of low pressure, showers moving on through, but sunshine occasionally too, some good weather at times, the sunrise that many of us enjoyed this morning. let's see how the rest of the morning is playing out, a lot of cloud, outbreaks of rain, prepping up cloud, outbreaks of rain, prepping upa cloud, outbreaks of rain, prepping up a little bit towards the east and south—east, turning dry in wales, northern england. writer in northern ireland and scotland, if you heavy showers around. gusty winds, but the strong winds in northern scotland so far today will ease a touch, temperatures into the mid—teens, pretty much where they will be
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throughout this week. further outbreaks of rain across east anglia, south—east england at times, but notice how they clear away, then clear spells and notice the heavy showers coming across scotland, northern ireland, towards parts of wales in england later in the night. overnight, temperatures pretty much where they are going to be, no frost orfog in the where they are going to be, no frost or fog in the forecast, too windy for that. tomorrow you can see the land showing up, some sunshine to be had at times, but showers too, most frequent in western scotland, but some travelling further east across us some travelling further east across us all during the day with gusty, squally winds, hail and thunder as well. but the proportion of the day that may be wet could be small, but the showers will make an impact if you get them, sunshine either side, temperatures into the mid—teens. just to reinforce the point about it being unsettled, this picture midway, still no pressure here, bands of showers with sunshine either side, staying that way into
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the weekend as well, a selection of places to show you, many more locations online or through the app, but you get the idea. a chance of longer spells of rain going into the weekend, perhaps more so towards england and wales, we will keep you updated. the idea is that it will be wetter times this week, not all the time, we will get to see some sunshine occasionally but, reeta, not far away from heavy downpour. a reminder of our top story an american businesswoman whose friendship with borisjohnson when he was london mayor is under scrutiny has denied he showed any favouritism. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it's 1:30pm, and here's your latest sports news. there's a new man in charge of england's cricketers.
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chris silverwood takes over as head coach from trevor bayliss after his four years in the top job. he'll take charge for england's tour of new zealand starting next month. here's our cricket correspondent, jonathan agnew. isa is a formerfast is a former fast bowler, he played a handful of is a former fast bowler, he played a ha ndful of tests is a former fast bowler, he played a handful of tests for england, a long time for yorkshire. a very popular figure in the game, move into coaching like some players do. he was very successful at essex, he got them promoted to the first division in one year, then won the championship the following year. that is his credentials, really are looking to tighten their focus on test cricket. while he has not actually coached a national team before, he has been very much involved as bowling coach at the last couple of years. it was that ability to get essex from the bottom to the top in consecutive years which will have counted in his favour as england focus on test cricket now. he was described as the
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outstanding candidate, he was the only one, but this one should be a popular one among the players? yes, they know i don't like him. he is kind of one of them. —— they know him and they like him. the main coaching role is obviously a little bit different to that. gary kirsten was in the frame, he a south african, probably the favourite last week. with so many of these coaches now, they don't want to spend your time away from home and they don't have too, that is plenty of money on the 2020 circuit, shorter tours, it may be six weeks here and there, three orfour times a may be six weeks here and there, three or four times a year, may be six weeks here and there, three orfour times a year, and that's it. the curse without the issue of months that you'd have to spend away from home, alec stewart spoke about that last week, withdrawing for family reasons. he was clearly at the standout
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candidate. the manchester city boss pep guardiola says premier league leaders liverpool can still be caught. that's despite city falling eight points behind after losing 2—0 at home to wolves. it's city's second defeat of the season, and liverpool now have the biggest lead ever at this stage of a premier league season. the manchester united boss ole gunnar solskjaer apologised to fans after their poor run of form continued as they were beaten 1—0 at newcastle. united are now 12th in the premier league table, just two points off the relegation places. united are now 12th in the premier league table, just two points off the relegation places. match of the day's alan shearer says the form of striker marcus rashford is symptomatic of their problems. this team is the worst team i can rememberfor a this team is the worst team i can remember for a number of years. this team is the worst team i can rememberfora number of years. it will be ready for starting as a forward because of the lack of quality, the lack of balls coming into the box. i did something very similara into the box. i did something very similar a couple of weeks ago at west ham, exactly the same thing
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happening today as he did at west ham, no movement. ijust wonder whether anybody is saying anything to him because nothing has changed from two or three weeks ago from what i saw today. not moving in at the box, making it far easierfor the box, making it far easierfor the defenders as it should be. he is young, he is still learning, it has to bea young, he is still learning, it has to be a very frustrating time for him because that team, at the minute, is awful. great britain ended the world atletics championships with five medals — that's their lowest total since 2005. their championships ended in bizarre fashion too. the women's 4 by 400 metres relay team thought they'd claimed bronze after third placed jamaica were disqualified. but that decision was overturned on an appeal, so britain were moved back to fourth. and before we go, we loved this video on social media from the olympic gold medalist, jack laugher. here he is at a training camp in turkey with a few other members of the british diving team, and they're channelling the avengers with their best
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superhero impressions. i'll have more for you in the next hour. scotland's highest court has dismissed an attempt to ensure that borisjohnson asks the eu for a brexit extension if he fails to get a deal. the group of campaigners who brought the action will try again tomorrow — using a different legal procedure. lawyerjo maugham, one of three who brought the case, spoke earlier outside court. the court has dismissed our petition, the court has said it has promises from the government that the government will send the letter
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mandated by parliament, and will act ina way mandated by parliament, and will act in a way as not to frustrate parliament's intention in enacting the so—called benn act. for myself, i very much hope that the court is right and the government will, as it has promised to do, abide by the law. that is all i and missed events and news cherry have ever sought from these proceedings. there is very real doubt in my mind that the government will act in accordance with the law, so tomorrow, will pursue our appeal against the decision of the outer house to the inner house of the coat of session, scotland's highest court. # court of session. the mp stephen hepburn has been suspended by the labour party — while an allegation of sexual harrassment is investigated. mr hepburn, who has represented the safe labour seat of jarrow in the north east of england since 1997, is alleged to have
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targeted a female party member in her 20s at a curry house 1a years ago. the alleged incident has been referred to the labour party's ultimate disciplinary body, the national constitutional committee. passengers who had their thomas cook holiday cancelled can apply for a refund from today. the civil aviation authority is expecting applications from around 800,000 people. it says its website is facing unprecedented demand — so if people are having trouble submitting claims today — they should try again tomorrow. the final flights to bring home stranded holidaymakers who were abroad when the company went bust arrived back in the uk this morning. here's katie prescott. as the last flights land carrying most of the stranded thomas cook passengers home, the airline regulator is turning its mind to helping those who've paid for future holidays. the largest ever travel refund programme is getting under way, dealing with around 360,000 bookings that were cancelled when the travel company went under. insurance scheme, atol, managed by the civil this covers trips that are underwritten by the industry's insurance scheme, atol, managed by the civil aviation authority.
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a dedicated website launches this morning to process these claims. and for many, this moment can't come soon enough. when it comes to getting the money back, there's nothing you can do, you can only wait. but at least you're going to get something back. and in the meantime we'll have to try and find the money from elsewhere to fund this holiday, you know, to pay for the next holiday until we get that reimbursed. everything that was paid for as part of a package will be covered, but any extras such as airport parking or car hire will have to be claimed for on insurance. the caa says all refunds should be issued within 60 days of a form being correctly submitted. katie prescott, bbc news. it's often described as a hidden epidemic — one that affects 176 million people across the world. endometriosis is a condition that can affect women from their teenage years and causes intense pain.
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more than 13,000 who suffer from it in the uk have shared their experiences with the bbc — they say it has badly affected their education, careers, relationships and mental health. following the research, mp‘s are today launching an inquiry into its impact. broadcaster emma barnett has been speaking about living with the condition. i was in agony. my periods could be very heavy, they could be lighter, but the one constant theme was how much pain i was in. i mean, it was bone grinding. and yet when i went to see doctors with my mum, they would say, "this is whatjust some girls have." you are listening to emma barnett on 5live... as someone who often interviews politicians, i get answers for a living, or i try my very best, i had failed to get answers from doctors and i saw all sorts of doctors over the years.
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i didn't know until the age of 31 i had endometriosis. i'd gone 21 years without diagnosis. endometriosis is a condition in women where cells that represent like the womb lining, that should leave your body during a period, don't, and instead, they stay within your body and attach themselves to different organs, building up lesions and causing really difficult pain for women. in the largest study of its kind, the bbc has spoken to more than 13,000 women with endometriosis. nearly all said it had affected their career, sexual relationships and mental health. around half said it impacted their ability to have children. and half said it led to suicidal thoughts. i'm going off to meet mum and daughter, victoria and jessica, who both have endometriosis.
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i think people just think it's a painful period. "oh, shut up, it's a painful period, get on with it." i really wish it was a painful period and i only had to cope with it once a month, but we live with pain every single day. depression is a massive part of endometriosis as well. it has been for us. i've been on antidepressants since i was 17, which is the same time i was diagnosed. at its worst, how bad has endometriosis affected you? it affects everything. everything. i've been so poorly recently, i've been at home, not being able to go to college and even at home, i can't do anything and i'm exhausted every single day. has it brought you closer, do you think? this sort of pain solidarity? yes, because we understand each other. i have really good friends and i can speak to them and say i'm really struggling today but no—one really understands like someone who is going through it, just like you can understand how much pain i am in right now but my friends don't. they don't have to live like this. the same number of people
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have the condition in this country as type 2 diabetes and we know next to nothing and how to treat it. it's seen to be embarrassing to talk about it. i didn't think i'd ever come on national television and talk about my bowels, but, hey! i did it with you! it's heartbreaking to have spoken to victoria and jessica about essentially living this joint life in agony but it really reinforces to me how important it is that if you recognise any of these symptoms, that you go to the gp and get a referral to a specialist, that you fight for treatment and for a better existence. the headlines on bbc news:
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at shows 135 climate activists are arrested in london at the start of two weeks of the global protest by the climate group, extinction the rebellion. the head of nato has accused russia of taking aggressive actions against those western neighbours. in an interview to mark 30 years since the end of the cold war, the need to will acid russia is trying to sell a new sphere of influence in central europe. this week, there will be a special series of reports on how to use the events of 1989, the berlin wall fell on to the soviet union collapse. the warships are russians,
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the place is crimea, ukrainian territory annexed by moscow. it's a military show of strength the russian annexation here was a watershed moment. the end of the cold war had brought hope of partnership between moscow and the west, that is gone. what we see is a pattern of behaviour where russia is responsible for aggressive actions against numbers. that reflects the main problem of russia is that they still believe in the idea of their sphere of influence. in response to moscow's annexation of crimea, nato has stepped up military exercises and bolstered its forces close to a
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rush at‘s western borders, to boost security for the baltic states. nato jets are regularly scrambled here to intercept russian military aircraft. as long as russia does not change their stance toward the west, they can be a threat to smaller neighbours. moscow denies it is a danger to nato or the baltic states. the baltic has become one of the front lines of what feels like a new cold war between russia and the west. to moscow, the presence of nato troops near its border is a direct threat to russia national security. one complaint i often hear from russian officials is that 30 yea rs from russian officials is that 30 years ago, the promise was made by the west to moscow that nato would
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not enlarge and move closer to a russia's borders. russia says the west deceived moscow. first of all, no such promise was made. secondly, just at the idea that big western allies shows promise not to moscow is an idea based on a totally wrong assumption that a big country is promise something on behalf of small countries. back in crimea, the kremlin has a different message for the the west that is the threat, and russia must defend itself.
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after the iron curtain fell, many people believe that russia and the west would chart a common course, but operation depends on trust, and that has ebbed away. that much about cooperation depends on trust. sexual harassment of female students in universities is a global issue. for the past year, bbc africa eye has been investigating the situation in west africa. they interviewed dozens of victims and sent journalists undercover posing as students to secretly record men who sexually harass women inside two of the region's most prestigious universities — the university of lagos and the university of ghana. we must warn you that kiki mordi's report contains disturbing scenes of a sexual nature and begins with details of her own experience. my matriculation pictures. i was a happy girl, just floating through life. at 19, i got into one of nigeria's best universities.
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but it was nothing like i imagined. one of my lecturers demanded to have sex with me in exchange for my exam results. i refused. never, ever did i imagine that i would be a victim. unprovoked, i didn't do anything. the harassment forced me to drop out. for more than a year, africa eye has been investigating sexual harassment. in nigeria, we focused on the university of lagos, or unilag. after speaking to numerous students, one name kept coming up. dr boniface igbeneghu is a senior lecturer in french and a local pastor. we sent an undercover journalist to meet him, posing as a 17—year—old student, below the legal age of consent, seeking admission to unilag. over a number of meetings, he was consistently inappropriate with her.
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doctor boniface promised her admission to unilag if she passed her exams. he was also very open about wider harassment inside the unilag senior staff club. the footage we captured also showed physical harassment.
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he then released her. unilag told us it dissociates itself from the alleged behaviour of dr boniface. it has a zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment. it did not comment on the so—called cold room. despite repeated requests, doctor boniface has not responded to the allegations against him. new zealand is preparing to mark the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the british explorer captain james cook. his landing on october 8, 1769 in what is now the city of gisborne is being commemorated the arrival of a replica of cook's ship, the endeavour.
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but maori activists insist the event is offensive and glorifies a man who murdered indigenous people. phil mercer reports now from gisborne on new zealand's north island. captain cook's first encounter with maori at poverty bay, or turanganui—a—kiwa, was marked by bloodshed. a local chief was killed. indigenous activists say it was the start of a brutal colonisation led by the british explorer. he was a very cruel man who meted out torture and murdered our ancestors. that's how i see him — as a murderer and an imperialist expansionist. campaigners say that before the arrival of captain cook on these shores in 1769, maori were a free and independent people living in a thriving civilisation. they insist that the theft
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of their lands by the british has had lasting consequences. indigenous new zealanders suffer high rates of unemployment, ill—health and suicide. incarceration is a serious problem too. this man is a former gang member who dropped out of school and was jailed for drug dealing. drugs was the easiest thing for us to do. you know, we could get drugs and we could turn that over and make money. where there were no other opportunities but drugs, really, for us. kind of ended up in a circle. we go to jail, get out, back to jail, get out. it's not uncommon for maori to live the life that i've lived because we've had the same struggles. the arrival of a replica of cook's ship, the endeavour, is part of a broader celebration of maori and polynesian seafarers who settled in new zealand long before the british. as a community in the past we've tended to be quite
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focused on our own culture, i think, on both sides. so rather than trying to create a single version of the truth for everybody, we're trying to make a much more complex telling so that everyone can find their place in it. that's really been our focus — to make it nice and broad. james cook's legacy here in new zealand is still fiercely debated. was he a barbarian or an enlightened nation builder? after 250 years, that vexed question remains a source of friction and division. phil mercer, bbc news, gisborne. a humpback whale has been spotted in the river thames near the dartford crossing. multiple sightings of the 26—metre whale were reported near the bridge yesterday. the british divers marine life rescue say they have been observing the whale and that its behaviour has been "perfectly normal". the sightings come almost exactly a year after benny the beluga was spotted in the thames near gravesend — it's thought he stayed for about three
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months before leaving. now it's time for a look at the weather with louise lear. it will be a witness week, weather you will be able to keep the envelope due to the strength of the wind is another matter. some of the rain has been persistent this morning, it is turning quite showery as we go through the next few hours. that will be the story throughout the remainer of the week, the winds will remain, showery outbreaks of rain at times. through the last few hours, a pulse of wet weather has moved away from eastern england, plenty of shows behind it, showers are heaviest and most widespread up north, even at the odd rumble of thunder here. that is a low pressure are sitting out in the atlantic, dominating the weather, plenty of
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isobars driving in plenty of showers across the country. this front will ease some rain through east anglia during early evening rush hour, behind, the wind is still very much a feature. a little bit of brightness at times, temperatures will peak at 11 to 16 associates, where they should be for the time of year. the rain will ease tonight, quite a lot of rain throughout the country, shall as rain across northern ireland, western scotland and north of england. double digit throughout the night, 8 to 12 celsius. tomorrow starts with some brightness at times in eastern areas, showers from the beginning out west, some heavy and thundery. the strong north—westerly wind will dry showers inland throughout the day. some will escape showers and get brighter spells, it will be a blustery feeling day, some will keep
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heavy showers with thunder mix in there as well. temperatures 12 to 17 celsius on tuesday. low pressure still up celsius on tuesday. low pressure stillup in celsius on tuesday. low pressure still up in the north—west, this will be the story throughout the week, circulating around these lows like catherine wheels, we will see bands of showers coming from the west. for the rest of the week, it stays breezy at times, some showers will be heavy, top temperatures around 16 or 17 celsius.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2: american businesswoman jennifer arcuri details her close friendship with borisjohnson when he was mayor of london, but refuses to say if they had an affair. boris never ever gave me favouritism, never once did i ask him for a favour, never once did he write a letter of recommendation for me. the prime minister says he will talk to the white house about withdrawing diplomatic immunity for a woman involved in a car crash in which a teenager was killed. we would have tried to get her a suspended sentence so she could have carried on being a mum, so that she wasn't taken away from her own children. but forgiving her for leaving, i'm nowhere near. the police watchdog clears detectives over how they handled
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false claims of a paedophile ring at westminster, but there's fierce


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