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tonight at six: the tensions that have marred nato's 70th anniversary meeting here in the uk. today at 5pm, nato leaders end their 70th anniversary summit, all smiles and back—slapping when they know they're on camera. boris johnson insists they stand but, behind the scenes, it's been a different story. the canadian leader appears to mock president trump — who hits back. together despite tensions. well, he's two—faced and, honestly, with trudeau, he's a nice guy, there are smiles for the camera — i find him to be a very nice guy, as the prime minister tells leaders but the truth is i called him out that peace cannot be on the fact that he's not paying 2% taken for granted. and i guess he's not very there was a mood of very great happy about it. solidarity and determination, and a willingness to push nato forward. meanwhile, a video emerges that appears to show leaders talking about donald trump — the us president hits also on tonight's programme... back at canada's pm, racism in the stands — european football's boss explains he is two—faced and honestly he is a nice guy but the truth is i called him out on the fact that he is not paying 2% and i guess he is not very happy about it.
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the other mains stories this hour. the former england fast bowler and ashes hero bob willis has died — aged 70. the impeachment inquiry into donald trump moves up a gear, as thejudiciary committee considers the charges lawmakers will vote on. extinction rebellion activists dressed as bees target the lib dem battle bus in south london and confronted the party leader, jo swinson. and coming up, the spirit of christmas for the first lady — melania trump — as she visits a salvation army centre in east london. it's 5 o‘clock — our main story is that nato leaders have
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concluded their seventieth anniversary summit with a plan to defend the baltic states. turkey had threatened a veto unless nato endorsed its belief that kurdish fighters in syria are terrorists. leaders also discussed the rise of china and threats from cyber attacks and the militarisation of space. however, the two day summit has been overshadowed by president trump's strained relationship with other world leaders. it included a spat over a recording of canadian prime minister justin trudeau appearing to mock the president. mr trump accused the canadian prime minister of being two—faced and cancelled his last press conference. our defence correspondent jonathan beale reports a new day, and another gathering of nato leaders. it has stuck together for 70 years, but for how much longer? here at a luxury hotel, more watford than london, the message from the host was unity. at the heart of it is a pledge that we will come to one another's defence.
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all for one, one for all. that is the core of the article five nato security guarantee. though an acknowledgement from nato's chief there were divisions. it is nothing new there are differences in this alliance. when you think about the iraq war in 2003, the suez crisis in 1956, there have always been differences. what we have proven and what we also show today, nato can deal with these differences... the world's most powerful military leader has criticised members for not paying their way, but surprisingly here has found himself defending the alliance and crossing swords with the french president who described it as brain—dead. president macron, though, arrived unrepentant. translation: i stand by my comment, yes, absolutely. in fact, it allowed us to raise some crucial debates. those included how to create
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a durable peace in europe. clarifying who was the enemy and how to act collectively against international terrorism in particular. so i think it was our responsibility to raise ambiguities that could be harmful and to tackle a real strategic debate. it has started, it will continue and i am satisfied. borisjohnson may have his own electoral reasons for keeping some distance with the us president, but here he couldn't avoid him. and even the drums can't drown out the differences. the family photo of the increasingly dysfunctional family. unity was easier when they were just i2 and their only enemy was the old soviet union. now they are 29, they see different threats. for turkey's president erdogan, standing next to president trump, it is kurdish fighters in northern syria, friendly forces to most of those here in the fight against isis.
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then, like all large families, there is the gossiping. who do you think canada'sjustin trudeau was talking about here? whether that was a reference to donald trump or not, hours later the us president was ready with his own attack. well, he is two—faced. and honestly with trudeau, he is a nice guy, ifind him to be a very nice guy, but the truth is that i called him out on the fact that he's not paying 2%, and i guess he is not very happy about it. at the end they were still talking. despite the differences, they are still trying to present a united front. jonathan beale, bbc news. so what challenges does nato face, and how does it deal
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with the tensions in the alliance? dr karin von hippel is director general of the defence and security think tank, rusi, the royal united services institute. shejoins us from our studio in central london. we have seen divisions, we have seen president macron calling nato brain dead, we have seen donald trump calling the canadian prime minister to face, but can nato withstand all of this? i think all in all it was a success , of this? i think all in all it was a success, this meeting. the bar was set so low before the meeting started, everyone was very worried that trump might challenge article five again and instead he defended it. there have been disagreements between some of the key leaders but actually they are treating each other like peers as opposed to eve ryo ne other like peers as opposed to everyone being worried about donald
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trump or overly flattering him they are actually acting like adults with each other and having very valid disagreements over what nato should be doing and over what these significant threats are. and how the alliance stood structure itself. what you are seeing in that picture of the nato leaders, the turkish president, is turkey a key problem for nato the way that it has gone there with that military offensive into northern syria, and also buying a russian missile defence system? that has really put the cat among the pigeons. that was a huge challenge and also a challenge that president trump decided to withdraw some, not all us troops from syria, and other turkey nor the united states warned the other nato members and of course turkey buying kit outside the family is, everyone has threatened him if you do that you wa nt to threatened him if you do that you want to be compatible, we want to be able to sell you the f 35 planes. there are challenges but i don't
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think they are insurmountable and i do think that going forward nato has to really figure out what their strategy should be. don't forget the last time that an overall strategy was in 2010, and they have not decided they start coming up with a new strategy about how they face zist new strategy about how they face 21st century challenges, do they do that now or wait for trump to hopefully leave, well that's what some of them may be thinking, of course trump may win in 2020 so is it worth delaying, you know, kick—starting a new strategy for how nato faces a variety of threats in the virtual space as well as in the physical space. let's talk about the challenges it does face. 70 years ago and it was founded and just had one threat. soviet russia, the soviet bloc, stalin and now and much more public in a world in some ways. cyber warfare, they are talking about defence in outer space, china's rising military power as
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well. cyber terrorism, the middle east, russia, at the 40th birthday party it was the soviet threat to him at the 50th birthday party it was pretty much kosovo, the coast of omission that nate did a good job on. the 60th birthday was focused on afghanistan and today they are facing multiple threats on multiple fronts and are very valid disagreements over what the alliance should focus on. the french are very concerned with the americans will withdraw and should europe develop greater capability without the united states, the us does not like that, germany does not like that. they are very real disputes but actually think 70 years in the institution is going to get atrophied and need reform so in a senseit atrophied and need reform so in a sense it was a decent wake—up call, not an existential threat to the alliance and i think it's a very good secretary that's really holding it together. i'm not pessimistic
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about the future of nato but it will require some hard work by number of leaders. thank you very much indeed. this meeting was in the shadow of the comments of the french president emmanuel macron that nato is strategically brain dead, when he arrived her today he said he was glad he had said that because it provokes debate and discussion about where nato does go next. the met for three hours today, they came up with a joint communique ledger declaration as a scald which some people are saying is rather bland but empathizing not the divisions went solidarity and unity. back to you in the studio. thank you very much, ben brown there at the nato summit. and now the rest of the day's news. the former england cricket captain bob willis has died, aged 70. he will be best remembered for his astonishing performance during the 1981 ashes series,
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taking eight wickets in one innings. an attacking and tireless fast bowler, he represented his country in more than 400 tests and was voted as a member of ecb's greatest ever england 11. our sports correspondentjoe wilson looks back at his life. it is 1981 and bob willis is bowling, fast. the ashes test, the game australia were certain to win. the match england seized. bob willis forced his weary limbs into a supreme performance. he took eight wickets in australia second innings. a man completely in the zone. this day made his reputation. whilst the excitement world around him, willis remained locked in his mission, a reluctant hero.
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the decisive over was that last over before lunch, wasn't it? i told him i was a bit old to be bowling into the wind so i went to the other end. he first played for england in the early 1970s he enjoyed surgery and frequent pain to plate 90 test matches in all four copies captain for 18 of them full copy was a team man but also his own man. he is bowling and a historic moment for bob willis,. he officially added dylan to his middle name as the bowler idolised the singer—songwriter. he was never shy to express his opinion on a sky sports television, often employing a giant delivery. one of the most ridiculous selections i have seen in recent times.
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at his playing peak, bob willis stood above the crowd and against the odds. bowling, it is all over and it is one of the most fantastic victories ever known. bob willis, eight wickets stop a fabulous performance. one performance amongst so many which proved anything is possible and that is the dream at the heart of all sports. david gower is a cricket commentator and writer; he captained england in the 1980s including in the 1985 ashes. well now known as a writer. thank you forjoining us so quickly here on bbc news. you were eight team—mate and towards down under with him. what was he like to play alongside? yes, we toured all sorts of places with him. that day of
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course was outstanding, that's what probably made his reputation for all to see for history to record but to be with him bob with more than that. much more than just a cricketer and much more than just a pundit and many eclectic interests, many strong opinions on a lot of topics and a lot of people see, for instance a little clip you had of him being interviewed there he was very fired up. a lot more to him than that dour persona that he so often showed on tv. he was basically all sorts of things to all sorts of different men. great fun to be with on a good day, loved his wine kambolov good company and we had a lot of very good mutual friends. company and we had a lot of very good mutualfriends. a lot company and we had a lot of very good mutual friends. a lot of them in the wine trade. that gives you a bit of a clue. it does. that makes them sound like fun but you mentioned 81 at headingley. and he nearly was not picked for that. selectors had phoned him to say we
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are not sure you are up for this. he made the case very plain that he was up made the case very plain that he was upfor it made the case very plain that he was up for it and more than a four and they were worried about his fitness. he talked his way back into the team for that game. even he would not have dreamed of not finishing the game in such dramatic style. it was absolutely breathless. of all the few hundred people that were there that i'm sure now outnumber several million if you ask other people who claims to be there. they will recall oi’ claims to be there. they will recall or remember there was a deathly hush around the ground until that final movement and that final wheeling away towards the pavilion where all of us basically just away towards the pavilion where all of us basicallyjust chased bob in. he was so fired up and was innate role of his own throughout the entire spell coming down hill and had a lot of things to prove at that stage, so it proves them on the field and then made the point very strongly off the field as well. the
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pictures to bring a chair to the eye and you mentioned his fitness. it is extraordinary that he was so prolific even while he was, as we understand, and almost constant pain after knee operations. anyone that has ever pulled a fast will tell you it comes a lot of pain, it could be the knees or hips or backs. all the great fast bowlers at some stage or another have ta ken great fast bowlers at some stage or another have taken time off because of injury, and it's all a question of injury, and it's all a question of character and determination as to how you come back for it. if you look to bob in the flesh he was not a man who necessarily screamed out at you, i'm going to be one of the quickest boulders in the world, on his day certainly was and had a passion to go with it, and so all the right ingredients apart from the natural body, and you can look at one 01’ natural body, and you can look at one or two other natural athletes without being unkind to bob. there will be more suited to the job. he
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came in and whether it was headingley in 81 or when he made his debut back in 1970 so good decade before that. when he made his debut in australia this tall gangly lad straight out and people thinking, are you serious but the credit is, the credit due to the man is that over the next decade or so and more he made sure the people realised he could pull quickly and have done it very well indeed. you mentioned his forthright nature as well as being very sociable, so what did he make of the modern game, what were his thoughts about that? varied. multi—and varied. i don't think he entirely agreed with everything that happens in the modern game. he had standards that were set 30 or a0 yea rs standards that were set 30 or a0 years ago, some of the things in our game don't change. a lot of new stuff that we have watched evolve
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over the last ten or 20 years. like t20 and all of these things have come in. he would accept all of that but expect high standards. he did not like people who do not put the effort in. for someone like him who had to work really seriously hard to get something out of the game, if ever we saw anyone who was slacking and taking life easy and not putting and taking life easy and not putting a 100% then, he would be down on him like a tonne of bricks. so we set high standards and again these clips we will no doubt see over the next 2a hours will be shown in vibrant form, he pulled no punches and that was very much his stick on tv for sky and they loved him for it because he gave them full on strong vibrant opinions and that was what that part of the game was about. indeed. very good to give us your time this evening, thank you very much your wonderful reflections there. many more stories i'm sure you could tell us. thank you very much for your time. of course former
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england cricket captain and toured australia and new zealand with bob willis in the early 1980s along many other times is spent together. the headlines on bbc news. the summit marking 70 years of nato alliance ends with borisjohnson insisting the discussions were extremely practical and extremely harmonious despite reported divisions. a new stage in the impeachment inquiry into donald trump, thejudiciary committee takes over — to decide on the charges lawmakers will vote on. extension rebellion activist dressed as bees have targeted the liberal democrats battlebus in south london. and in sport... the former england bowler bob willis has died following a short illness, he played 90 tests for his country, famously taking eight wickets in one innings in the 1981 ashes series.
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jose mourinho returns to old trafford for the first time since his sacking as manchester united manager — now head coach of tottenham, he's won his first three games since taking over. anthonyjoshua says he is in full challenger mode as he tries to win back his world heavyweight titles in saudi arabia, in his much anticpated rematch with andy ruizjunior. and of course, we'll have more on the death of bob willis in our full bulletin after half past. let's talk a little bit more about one of our headline stories this evening. the white house has accused democrats of a "witch hunt" — after they published a report which sets out the case for impeaching donald trump. the house intelligence committee says its inquiry found clear evidence that the president put pressure on ukraine to help his re—election next year. the committee also accuses him
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of obstructing their investigation. amy pope was deputy homeland security advisor to president obama. she is now at partner at the law firm schillings. thank you for being with us here this evening. from your perspective, first of all, is the evidence of their you for watching this, following this, is it there from what you see? absolutely. we have the presidents own words in the form of the phone call that he made to the ukrainian president, there's a transcript of it and several witnesses to it. we have people working for multiple presidents across administrations and fettis was very unusual, and we have the president public on ambassador, a man who paid over $1 million to the
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president's election campaign who has also given a very damning evidence. i'm not sure what else it could be to nail this down. to explain that replay this is about a phone call and the suggestion was, it was about withholding a substantial sum of aid to ukraine or saying we can give you this much money if you can do some digging for us money if you can do some digging for us around joe biden's son. there was a considerable amount of money that congress authorised for military and foreign assistance for the ukraine and this was a larger effort to shore up ukraine against russian interference and they said that u nless interference and they said that unless you and announce an investigation ofjill biden's son and you're not going to get that money and the allegation is that thatis money and the allegation is that that is effectively bribery. they will say you are a lawyer and worked for the obama administration and we see which political angle you come from. we are talking today about
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four lawmakers in washington with and called, three democrats and one republican and it is the republican of the four who is casting just a little bit more doubt saying what we've heard so far it does not adequately support the allegation here. so this comes to the heart of, is this politics or is it a matter of fa ct. is this politics or is it a matter of fact. frankly, the best political decision the democrats made here was not to pursue an impeachment inquiry. everyone is still scarred from the 197a impeachment of president clinton, where republicans lost seats after they moved forward. that's fixed from the in the mines after the majority leader. but he came down to with the conduct was so egregious, so in the open and so contrary to what we expect of a sitting us president that i think nancy pelosi believed she had to act andi nancy pelosi believed she had to act and i don't think this is politically and anybody‘s best entrance but at some point there is an institutional imperative to act.
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from the timetable, we are getting close to christmas, anything substantial pre—christmas? close to christmas, anything substantial pre-christmas? they are trying to look at them before christmas. they don't see impeachment as good politics for them, they want to get through impeachment and want to move to the substantive issues like health care and education, issues that will matter in the election. i expect we will see the impeachment decision made by the house before christmas and so they will have wrapped it up and so they will have wrapped it up and their members can go back to their districts and talk about something else. for british viewers the house of the lower house, if you like it, then moves to the senate and realistically it's not going to go through the senate. it's very unlikely. at the house is doing right now is basically an indictment. they saying there's enough evidence for us to charge the president and ultimately the jury in this case is the senate, the trial has to happen in the senate and as we note controlled by republicans. so unless republicans get the
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message over the recess that voters are fed up with president trump's conduct they are very unlikely to break with the president and we are very unlikely to see in impeachment. will that bring charges of this is a waste of time and money? that is the constitutional imperative here. you can have a presence listening to for interference in a us election. that's a line that many, frankly and both sides of the aisle, that was just a bit too far. so again this is, if the congress does not act now to put an end to this kind of behaviour for democrats or republicans. thank you very much for your time. former deputy homeland six adviser. extinction rebellion activists dressed as bees have targeted the liberal democrat battle bus in south london — and confronted the party leader, jo swinson. one activist superglued his hand to the bus. our political correspondent nick eardley was there when it all happened,
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he's now back in westminster. explain a little bit more about what went on here, nick. we've gotten used to choreographed events of this election campaign and the parties honing in on their messages. not quite what happened in south london this morning. have a look at these pictures, five protesters from extinction rebellion turned upjust as the liberal democrats bus rolled infor as the liberal democrats bus rolled in for their latest campaign visit. as you say, one of them super glued himself to the front of the bus. through catch up all over it and their argument was political parties need to do better on the claimant and have more ambitious targets for eradicating climate change and we then have a choice, do we engage with protesters or avoid them. she decided to come out for a chat, have a listen. political parties have
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never, ever met any of their targets. they are not doing it now and why should we believe it will do in the future? this is not ambitious enough we need to go beyond what is politically possible and in order to actually give the children in this youth centre and actual future. and i absolutely agree that this is about the future of the next generation, add what we want to extinction rebellion and took part myself earlier this year i took my five—year—old along with me and had conversation. taking part means committing to those three demands, if you did not sign that he did not participate. you visited. i want to get to next zero as quickly as possible come out to take carbon out of our economy as quickly as possible. it's notjust the liberal democrats extinction rebellion are targeting there's a picture emerged in the last few hours of the same bees in a break that party office —— break that party office asking them
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to do more. targeting all the parties of the next few days. one thing just to point out and that's a eyed viewers may have noticed that's the lib dem bus that had fanfare, it's the first electric campaign bus. completely carbon neutral, some activists wondering why it was the one that was the first to be targeted. thank you very much, our political correspondent. let's take a look at some of today's other election news shadow chancellorjohn mcdonnell has made a speech in birmingham highlighting the scale of inequality in the uk. mr mcdonnell says labour wants to reduce the cost of living for the majority and to eradicate poverty. the shadow chancellor has accused the conservatives of creating a "cost—of—living crisis." in northern ireland, the sdlp has launched its manifesto, promising to vote to revoke article 50 and saying it would support a second referendum on brexit.
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party leader colum eastwood criticised sinn fein's policy of refusing to take seats in the house of commons, saying decisions are made by those who show up. we are nowjust under two months away from northern ireland being dragged out of the european union against our will. in the last two years, we've been either misrepresented or not represented at all. in this election, we have an opportunity to send voices and votes to westminster that can stand up for us and against the dup. the ulster unionist party has also launched its manifesto, saying remaining in the eu would be better than leaving under borisjohnson's brexit deal. the party supported remain during the 2016 referendum campaign, but later said the result had to be honoured. it is hard to remember a time when pro—union politics has been so damaged. that is why we must offer an alternative. ulster unionist mps will offer
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an aggressive, pro—union voice in the house of commons. ulster unionist mps will stand strong against any attempts to annexe northern ireland from the rest of the united kingdom. bbc reality check is of course fact checking the party's claims throughout the campaign looking at whether the evidence backs up what they are saying, you can find that on the website or of course on the bbc news app. much more coming up in the next half— hour, but we will pause to catch up with the weather prospects. they come to staff. high there, jane, thank you very much. that evening to you, well not been too bad of a day for much of england and wales, thanks to the rep last re m na nts of wales, thanks to the rep last remnants of high—pressure keeping things dry, settles, lots of sunshine, albeit rather chilly. this with a friend has brought rain to scotla nd with a friend has brought rain to scotland and northern ireland, sinking south eastwards as a band of cloud is fizzling out as it's moving
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across england and wales. behind it though across scotland and northern ireland, it will be turning when you're here with increasing showers around, not too chilly here, temperatures here in mid single digits, another chilly night to come across the far east. thursday though, it's a different looking picture we've lost high—pressure, lots of isobars. it's going to be a pretty windy one. a special across the northern half of the country, where we see gales, northern and western scotland. outbreaks of her initial offer northern ireland, but in particularfor initial offer northern ireland, but in particular for scotland. western scotla nd in particular for scotland. western scotland will be extremely wet, that rain continuing all day. gusts of a0-50 rain continuing all day. gusts of a0—50 mph here, a blustery day even further south. but we will see the best of the sun again across the south and east. temperatures again in single figures for most here, but 11 and 12 further north, it will turn much milderfor all 11 and 12 further north, it will turn much milder for all through thursday night and into friday.
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this is bbc news. the headlines... the summit marking 70 years of nato alliance ends with borisjohnson insisting the discussions were practical and harmonious — despite reported divisions.
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meanwhile, a video emerges that appears to show leaders talking about donald trump — the us president hits back at canada's pm. he is two—faced and honestly he is a nice guy but the truth is i called him out on the fact that he is not paying 2% and i guess he is not very happy about it. the former england fast bowler and ashes hero bob willis has died — aged 70. the impeachment inquiry into president trump moves up a gear, as the us house judiciary committee considers the charges that lawmakers will vote on. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's jane. good evening.
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the former england bowler and broadcaster bob willis has died following a short illness. his family confirmed the news this afternoon. he played 90 tests for his country, taking 325 wickets — leaving him fourth on the list of all time english wicket takers. he produced a brilliant performance in the 1981 ashes — everyone refers to as botham's ashes — but he took a match winning eight wickets in the final innings in that famous match at headingley. he also captained england eighteen times. and last year he was named in england's all time test team, which is voted for by english cricket fans. he became a popular broadcaster since his retirement from the sport in 198a. as you can imagine, lots of tributes on social media. surrey cricket all at surrey county cricket club are devastated to learn of the passing of former surrey and england bowler bob willis. our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.his performances appreciated across different sports. gary lineker tweeting "saddened to hear that bob willis has died.
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one of our greatest fast bowlers. met him on many occasions and he was always great company with a sense of humour that was as sharp as his bowling." and the actor and broadcaster stephen fry has also tweeted saying" oh no, not bob willis... jose mourinho returns to old trafford as tottenham bob willis who sadly passed away today at the age of 70 years old. jose mourinho returns to old trafford as tottenham manager tonight. he's just three games in to his newjob. it's almost a year since he was sacked by manchester united. katie shanahan is there for us. katie what reception will he get? ? well, i think it's going to be quite mixed. but he himself has said he is
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not going to be the enemy tonight, as he makes his return for the first time since being sacked by manchester united over a year ago. but, after all, he did when two trophies with manchester united europa league and the league cup, and actually took the club to second, which is the highest league finish since sir alex ferguson retired back in 2013. he himself has said he has got those just make winning moments with those two trophies actually hanging up in his new tottenham office, which might be a surprise to some people, because it did become quite hostile towards the end, and i don't think it helped with him actually living in a hotel during his two and a half year spell. but mourinho is now it spurs, and he is certainly impressed since taking over two weeks ago. he's got off toa taking over two weeks ago. he's got off to a perfect start. he's won three out of three, and he's lifted totte n ha m three out of three, and he's lifted tottenham from 1ath in the table to sixth, and it's really given them a big boost for the club. but as for
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business tonight and history aside, mourinho knows just who the fans will be supporting. we will hear from him first, followed by the new manchester united manager. i'm nota i'm not a villain, i'm not an enemy, but i am the coach that is trying to win against manchester united. and that's the way i see looking at it when they look at me, and in relation to saolskjaer, saolskjaer is the guy that tomorrow is going to try to win the game for the united fans. so of course they're going to support him, and they are not going to support me. it's a nice reaction, another thing to support. i'm not going to tell anyone how to run their football clubs, but i think everyone knows that's continuity is one of the keys of success. continuity is one of the keys of success. i believe in these players, and that we can win any game at any given day. but then i've set as well
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inconsistency, we need to look at that and get more consistency. so for me, when we get players back fit, if we've got the full squad fit, if we've got the full squad fit, i'm sure we can challenge him to move up the table. and there is nothing mourinho would like more than beating his former club, manchester united. and if he does, he will become the first totte n ha m does, he will become the first tottenham boss to win his opening three top—flight games. kick—off is at 7:30pm you can listen to full match commentary, that's on bbc radio five live, there are also updates on the red bus, and of course follow him to bbc sport website. all right, thank you, katie. there's also a merseyside derby among the six premier league games. we'll look ahead to all of them in sportsday at 6:30pm. jane, thank you very much. a study suggests global carbon
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dioxide emissions have risen slightly this year, despite a drop in the use of coal. scientists at the global carbon project say they expect levels of co2 will have increased by 0.6% per cent in 2019. researchers have warned more needs to be done to tackle the continued growth in oil and gas consumption, as roger harrabin reports. fossil fuels made the world rich. but their carbon emissions are disrupting the climate, so we're shifting to clean energy. but, it seems, not fast enough. the world is responding to the need to cut emissions but the action is too low. we are mostly investing in renewable technology at the moment, like wind and solar power and electric cars, but we are not putting enough effort into removing the old technologies, removing those power plants, removing those old cars from the market. so that at the moment the emissions continue to rise. they're going up in china, albeit more slowly than before.
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big cars are fuelling oil demand. gas use is on the rise too. in india emissions are expected to have risen, but more slowly, partly because of weaker economic growth. in europe carbon—based taxes on heavy industry have driven down emissions by almost 2%. much more is needed, but it's in the right direction. the usa will surprise many — its emissions overall fell by the same as europe. president trump promised to boost coal, but economics intervened. coal is on its way out. essentially, we have other fuels like natural gas that are much more cost competitive. renewables, wind and solar, that are increasing across the united states and investors are increasingly uncomfortable around investing in coal. in the uk, emissions are falling, but not fast enough to meet targets. the prime minister borisjohnson
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refused even to discuss the issue last week. the world will have to work five times harder if it wants a stable climate. roger harrabin, bbc news. back to the general election campaigning and racy quality campaigners say the impacts from voters shouldn't be underestimated in next week's election. about a third of uk constituencies will have about a 1596 15% of their groups by 2021. our community affairs correspondent has more from west london. kensington, one of the most closely contested seats in the last election. with a high number of ethnic minority voters. but how significant will their votes be next week? is their power in the ethnic minority votes? 10096.
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week? is their power in the ethnic minority votes? 100%. yes. week? is their power in the ethnic minority votes? 10096. yes. we shape the culture. we are literally the culture. we are literally the culture. we change the way people even talk. we changed the way people even talk. we changed the way people even talk. we changed the way people speak. we change the way people express themselves musically. their literature. there's so many other things, so why can't we change the way politics are? these young londoners have mixed views. we see how much we can push through social media, so why are we not using the pie from that's available to us to push politics? but do you honestly believe your but will make a difference? every vote counts at the end of the day. we metjust because we are in london doesn't mean we have that much of a voice, because there are a lot of other people out there. understand oh yes, we make a difference, but i must on the same side, what difference does my vote make? and racy quality campaigners say it's important not to forget the impact. these votes could have on who votes the next government. there are proximally a.8 million ethnic minority voters in this country, now, that is bigger than the size of scottish voters. there are only
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about a.1 million the scottish voters in this country. so, can you imagine ignoring scotland? it's places like this with the ethnic minority vote really matters. kensington and west london has more than 30,000 people from these communities, but it's a marginal labour constituency, when in the last election —— one in the last election by just last election —— one in the last election byjust 20 votes. is of the politician, the way they connect with you, or is it the policies and the manifestos that matter the most? you will make it's one thing to have a manifesto, but at the same time to what you did before that manifest or to show us. we'll make the way that they commit, for me, i don't want to be told what i want to hear. you wa nt be told what i want to hear. you want you to tell me what you are going to do and what you are going to do to better the country. we don't actually see people like us who are in leadership as well. very true. we make we don't see people who are like us, so how we are meant to relate and gravitate towards them. does that raise questions about trust and confidence of politicians? yes, because like stick
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by your word. how am i supposed to be competent with you? telling the truth. be honest. don't sugar—coat anything. tell us what you really wa nt to anything. tell us what you really want to do. i don't want to hear the politically correct parts of it. you can't really insult the intelligence of young people, we are a lot more ground than we were maybe even four years ago, when that election happened. we know a lot more, we've seen what's going on with brexit. there's not enough people from our community to try and be in these places of power. adina campbell, bbc news. and here is a list of the four candidates, though is on the website, as well as the bbc website. lots of information there on election 2019 page, and you can look up, of course, every single constituency thatis course, every single constituency that is the list for kensington. now, here is a story that might have caught your eye in the last little while. a shop owner who has made of christmas adverts during his
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two—year—old sun wants it to encourage people to buy local this christmas. this is an advert for hardware and wells, in fact, they have been making festive adverts for several years. this year costs amazingly just several years. this year costs amazinglyjust £100 to produce. but it has had more than 50,000 views on youtubein it has had more than 50,000 views on youtube in two days. all the details come from our correspondent hal griffith. it's the time of year when every company wa nts to sell us that warm fuzzy feeling. a shop offering plungers and drill bits is not the first place you'd expect to find it. but to hardware has put itself on the map, remaining customers that small independent shops are there to help as well. the video has already been watched tens of thousands of times after going global. the reaction has been incredible, we are totally overwhelmed with the amount of likes and shares, the
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e—mails we have had from all over the world, people are saying how much they love it, and that it's put a smile on their face will stop it's really nice to hear. the star is tom's two—year—old sun, arthur, who took just a morning to deliver his role doing jobs around the shop. polishing the counter. you like polishing the country including the floor? ya. you work very hard. do you think father christmas will come to see you? yes. you have been a good boy? yes. the likes ofjohn lewes a nd good boy? yes. the likes ofjohn lewes and devon spend millions of pounds perfecting their christmas campaigns with focus groups and film crews, this shop made its video with a total budget of £100. this is the third christmas production made by tom and his friend, josh. it may not bring millions of shoppers to mid—wales, but it is delivering a bit of festive chair. you've got to admit it's the story
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of the day, it really is. very nearly christmas. that's one way of putting all of the frightening honest, isn't it? with the time about 1a minutes to six, i can't actually see the clock in here. let's move to your questions answered. our theme in which we put your questions to leading figures from all the main parties today. todayit today it is the turn of labour, and training from our oxford studio tonight is labour's shadow treasury spokesperson, anneliese dodds. good evening to you, we will try to get there as many of the viewers questions as we possibly can in the time that we have left. annalise, these have been sent in via e—mail, via twitter, the first one comes from alan, who says what makes jeremy corbyn your leader, think
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that he can negotiate a better brexit deal than what has already been negotiated? well, essentially, the fact that he's already discussed this. of course, with many figures within the eu. we have that deal that was negotiated by theresa may, which included clauses saying that britain wouldn't fall behind eu rules on things like environmental protections, working rights, so we already have that deal. labour said that we want to see a customs union as well with the eu, you can put those two together very very quickly, and as i say, jeremy has already been talking about that with key figures from the eu, so talking about it with michel barnier, i am confident we can get that going very quickly indeed. that's the thing for it, he keep saying it can be done within three months. i think this is why we get questions about it, because we all over the whole nation watched as theresa may spent such a long time trying to get anything together. and borisjohnson came along, people say, i simply don't, 0k, along, people say, i simply don't,
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ok, he's been having conversations, but how is it possible to achieve that in three months? there is no specifics as to why that's doable. welcome at the specifics are the fa ct welcome at the specifics are the fact thatjeremy is not going to be pushing for something that you would never accept. but you would never, it seems, want to accept the kind of really disruptive approach to customs and in particular, that many of those on the right wind of theresa may's party have been pushing for. jeremy said, no, instead, we need to make sure we actually privilege jobs as part of this negotiation. we need to make sure that we preserve those economic ties. that's in the eu's interest as well as the uk's actually, so that's why it would be much, much quicker, our deal, to negotiate because the eu, fora our deal, to negotiate because the eu, for a long time has been saying that we would need to have some kind of approach to customs that isn't really disruptive. you know, it's been the conservatives who've not been the conservatives who've not been willing to accept that, rather than the eu. so, labour voters who wa nted than the eu. so, labour voters who wanted to, or voted for, it's a horrible phrase that we have overused, but a hard brexit it's,
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that that is something that simply jeremy corbyn is not going to offer them? well, certainly when i talk to people, regardless of what they voted for, they don't want to see a huge amount of disruption of her customs. that's really a key issue. to me, that's not about whether you know, we have a particular commitment to leave or to remain from it's actually about protecting britishjobs. from it's actually about protecting british jobs. jeremy said that british jobs. jeremy said that britishjobs british jobs. jeremy said that british jobs shouldn't be under attack as part of any deal. that means that we need to have that continuity and customs. so, actually when i talk to people, lots of people who voted to leave on the doorstep, they're quite happy with that commitment. they are quite happy with making sure that we can have that to a trade with the rest of the eu, they don't have a lot of extra cost for business. all right, we can get bogged down in brexit, so many other issues as well. let's turn to tom because my question for me since i'm a part—timejob. i need the flexibility part—time job. of my zero—hours contact, and could not work without it. will i be allowed my job under labour? time sends that in because your leader has of course said that he
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would be in zero—hours contracts. you may get, we want to be in that situation. when the flexibility is all one way when the flux ability is only in the hands of the employer, and not in the hands of the employee. and, you know, there are some situations or people can have contracts that have flexibility within them for the employee as well, they wouldn't really be called zero—hours contracts of the moments, generally when they talk about them for more they are speaking about our when the employee does not know from week to week how many hours they are going to be able to work. we don't think that's acceptable, and the vast majority of cases, where they are used, it would be possible to replace them with a much more predictable contract. we need to do that, because peoples incomes are just not reliable enough at the moment. they are not reliable enough to people will range from a to pay for childcare, to play for costs, labour would change that. michael says the last time labour was in power they ran up a huge deficit. where do they plan to get all this money from that they're planning to spend?
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that's a crucial question, isn't it? well, labour didn't create a deficit because of spending on public services. what happens, of course, was the global financial crisis, and labour took action that many other countries did, and indeed come all the opposition party supported at the opposition party supported at the time. we said that we do need to have a different approach to funding public services in particular. we don't think it's right, the global financial crisis, we have seen particularly since 2010, we have seen particularly since 2010, we have seen the best people, the top 5% having their taxes cuts, and we have seen having their taxes cuts, and we have seen taxes being cut for profitable companies. but make sure, but where does the money come from, because the i fs. that's what i'm saying, if i may, what i'm saying is we are going to reverse a number of tax cuts for the best of people for profitable companies, not some people don't like that, we think it's necessary though. we thank you need to do in order to generate the income required so we can have those sustainable public services. so, we are taking different choices. ok, we have been very open about that, we would raise taxes for the top 5% and
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for profitable companies, but we would do that, so that we've got the money to properly fund our public services. douglas wants to know wha are the labour leadership doing to eradicate anti—semitism in their party and all other forms of racism? well, it's really important that we do work towards that, and obviously, jeremy and other key figures from the labour party have been talking a lot about that. there's a lot that we need to do within the labour party, obviously commit something that's been discussed and debated, as it should've been, indeed, you know, very intensively. we have changed our disciplinary so that we can suspend people very quickly take action. you know, we did take too long to deal with some of those cases, initially, i'm pleased that we've changed processes now, so that we've changed processes now, so that we can do with it more quickly. but we can do with it more quickly. but we also need things to change in society, because, of course, sadly, anti—semitism is rising within the uk. the hate crime statistics indicate that very very clearly. we need to have a change, for example,
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so need to have a change, for example, so that people attack religious buildings, who attacked the synagogues, that they feel the four forests of strength and law when they do that. we need to make another change when it comes to education as well, so we don't see young people being brought up without an awareness of the holocaust, for example, and without unawa reness holocaust, for example, and without unawareness of what anti—semitism, and other forms of racism are. so there's a lot that we need to do. we really need to attack this can serve anti—semitism right across society andindeed anti—semitism right across society and indeed across europe as well. you will appreciate that we're trying to get there as many questions as possible, says jeremy corbyn has promised to remove all privatisation from the nhs — how is labour going to do that, and how much will it cost? well, actually, in the long run, removing that privatisation is going to save money. because very often, we find that the involvement of private companies has driven up costs in our nhs. when you look at the publicly provided services, they are very very efficient indeed, some of the most efficient indeed, some of the most efficient indeed, some of the most efficient in the developed world. so, we want to get rid of those services which are not good value
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for money, which are ensuring that there will be profits taken out from our nhs. overwhelmingly popular with the public. how will we do it? well, we will make sure that we are not offering contracts to private providers any more. it's happening just about everywhere, it's been happening in a city that i'm sad and just now in oxford where we have seen our just now in oxford where we have seen our pets et scan service under threat of privatisation, some of it's going to private companies in the thames valley. we will stop that, we'll take resolute action, because it's very bad value for the taxpayer and it's bad for the quality of health care that people will receive. i apologise to all those who sent in many more questions besides annalise, i know it's an awful lot to pack and in a short space of time thank you very much for labour, and apologies, because we had a lot of questions, and we didn't get to some very crucial points about the environment and green issues. questions around that, and also the issue of waspy women. so, thank you for sending in all of those, and that's part of a
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continuing series on bbc news. much more coming up the next few minutes in the six o'clock news, but i will leave you with a look at the weather. here is staff. thanks, jane. that evening to you. well, it's been a fairly pleasant day across england and wales. that's to the remnants of high pressure, which has kept things dry, settled, we had some sunshine. high—pressure they're retreating back into the near continent. it's allowing low pressure not to take over. this weather front brought outbreaks of rain to the north of the country today. the winds have been continuing to pick up, and it they will turn stronger overnight across scotla nd will turn stronger overnight across scotland and northern ireland, lots of showers piling in here. some heavy ones. that weather front will be no more than a band of clouds syncing across england and wales. so a lot of dry clear weather with clear skies means it's quite chilly again with our rotten frost. but where we have the window and the showers, then the temperatures closer to a—6d. the low pressure and charge for tomorrow's weather. you can see lots of isobars on the charts, so it will be a blustery day
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for all, but wendy across the northern half of the uk, gales around northern and western scotland. outbreaks of rain, heavy across northern parts of ireland into scotland. its western scotland we are most concerned about, where the rainfall totals are really going to mount a peer. 80 mm, maybe even more in one or two locations, that could cause flooding and locations. a8-50 could cause flooding and locations. a8—50 mph across the north. maybe even more of that for the northern areas. temperature stole 11—12d therefore scotland and northern ireland. just about double figures in the south, otherwise, another fairly cool day in the southeast quadrant. but the wetter weather, the milder air will spread southwards across england and wales through thursday night. could be very wet across western wales for a time, but look at those temperatures to start friday morning. 11—12d as opposed to the subzero values we have been used to earlier on in the week. so we start very mild, but windy, rather cloudy come around outbreaks of rain across southern and eastern areas on friday. further north, showery bursts of rain as well. into the afternoon, looks like
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well. into the afternoon, looks like we will start to see some sunshine appearing, although there will a lwa ys appearing, although there will always be showers around, it will stay blustery as it stays windy. cooler pushing north into the country on friday, but stays mild in the south. as we had a into saturday, brief ridge of high pressure brings a finding settled condition, but then another bout of wet and windy weather will move through saturday nights, tending to clear into sunday to allow sunshine and showers. this is the picture and and showers. this is the picture and a bit more detailfor and showers. this is the picture and a bit more detail for saturday them. quite a bit of dry weather to begin with, that we start seeing this weather from pushing to with, that we start seeing this weatherfrom pushing to northern ireland, parts of scotland in northern england into the afternoon to bring a few showers. temperatures in single figures in the north, just about double figures in the south. wet and windy weather sweeps through saturday nights, and sunday, some blustery winds with sunshine, showers, some of these will be heavy across northern and western areas, maybe even a bit of wintry niss over the high ground too. temperatures can single figures in the north from 11-12d in can single figures in the north from 11—12d in the south. turning windy across parts of the southwest during sunday night. that takes us on into monday, and a brief rich of high—pressure mode looks like it
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will be fine and dry with some sunshine though, turning cooler, you will notice, temperatures in the single digits. as we had on into tuesday, looks like we will see another bout of wet and windy weather. that's how it's looking. 00:59:10,205 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 see you later.
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