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‘ across england and wales, to the day across england and wales, the rain easing off for a time midday, but later on we will see another pulse of heavy rain pushing back into wales, southern england and the midlands. whereas further north, northern scotland probably staying drier and brighter. a few showers for northern ireland from time to time. it is a mild start to the day and a mild day throughout, really, the temperature is barely budging from what we have in the first part of the morning. highs of around 10— 13 degrees with a brisk, southerly wind. through the course of the night our first pulse of rain pushes northwards but more wet weather working across england and wales during the second part of the night as well. it is going to be a mild night, but the rain is increasingly cause for concern. areas that perhaps giving us most concern at the moment are into southern england and wales, with the prospect of localised flooding building and on account of the fairly persistent bursts of heavy rain and the ground being completely saturated. we could see some localised disruption on the roads, and perhaps locally on the railways
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as well. for friday, more rain around. that rain will be pushing its way northwards. we will probably start to see it's getting into scotland, particularly eastern areas, but it could push a bit further west in scotland as the day goes by. temperature is beginning to drop closer to normal across many of these western areas, but it is still relatively mild for east anglia and south—east england. now, for the weekend, areas of low pressure will tend to get steered close to southern england, but there is uncertainty about whether the rain really gets in across southern england or whether it stays across the english channel. it is only a small difference, really. but the key thing is if we do see some more rain coming into southern england, and again will bring the risk of some further flooding issues. otherwise it is a day of sunshine and some showers. temperature—wise, we're looking at highs of six or
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seven for the northern half of the uk but nine to 11 celsius across much of england and wales. now, heading into the second half of the weekend, we could see another low pressure system running through toward southern areas of england. there may well be more rain, as well, pushing into the north—west of scotland. but this is less likely to cause significant impacts. temperature is as you were, really, although perhaps just starting to get a little bit cooler across parts of england and wales, and that trend will weekend. you will notice more in the way of sunshine on monday, but they could also be some mist and fog patches to start the day. showers mainly affecting the north—west of the country. temperatures here still around six 01’ temperatures here still around six or seven celsius further south, at around nine looking at the weather charts beyond that, we will look at the jet stream and there are going to be some changes into next week, which of course this to move northwards, so low pressure systems should start to get steered a little bit towards the north—west of the uk. later on we will get this rigid pattern building in. we should build an area of high pressure close to the british isles. what does next week, rain or showers continue for a in the northern areas but a little bit above in the south. but it looks like the weather could turn drier
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but cooler from boxing like the weather could turn drier but coolerfrom boxing day. hello. this is bbc news with carrie gracie. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment — first, the headlines: a historic vote on
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capitol hill: congress will tonight decide on whether to impeach donald trump, a debate that deeply divides the house. if a president undermining our national security and using the federal government for his own selfish personal gain is not impeachable conduct, then, madam speaker, i don't know what is. it's a shame impeachment. it's been carried out at the expense of hard—working americans who just want us to move forward. britain's dementia crisis — millions of people may be forced to become carers for loved ones unless more money is invested in the system. former prime minister tony blair launches a scathing attack on his party's performance at the election — laying the blame onjeremy corbyn. more than 15,000 nurses in northern ireland walk out in an unprecedented strike over pay and patient safety.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are financial times political correspondent, laura hughes and anna isaac, reporter at the wall streetjournal. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. ‘history is made in washington' reads the front page of the independent, commenting on tonight's historic impeachment vote in the us — the house of representatives is expected to vote for the impeachment of the only the third ever us president, donald trump. with that vote expected in around an hour's time, many of the papers are hedging their bets on front pages currently — the times reporting that president trump urged americans to pray for him just hours before
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the potential impeachment. former prime minister tony blair describes his old party, labour, as a ‘comedy cult‘ on the front page of the metro. he warns that the party ‘faces oblivion' if it fails to change direction, following defeat in the general election. looking ahead to tomorrow‘s queens speech, the front page of the i reports that borisjohnson plans to put the nhs ‘at the heart‘ of his new government‘s legislative programme. and the front of the mail, news that the prime minister plans to slash business rates for 500,000 businesses in a bid to boost high streets. finally, with the brexit bill back in town on friday, the financial times reports on eu doubts on the uk‘s deadline to ‘get brexit done‘. the european commission president ursula von der leyen has warned that borisjohnson‘s ambition to "get brexit done" by the end of 2020 could leave negotiators with "very little time" to achieve a trade deal.
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so so let‘s see what our reviewers have to say. let‘s start with the daily mail. anna, do you want to kick us off? boris‘s high street boost. we‘ve been hearing for years now the changes to business rates have been one of the reasons why high street shopkeepers have been struggling to stay afloat, these taxes are done in what people think is an arbitrary way, in terms of how they are allocated, not just on way, in terms of how they are allocated, notjust on the size of business but the nature of the property in which business occurs and that said, this cost of taking the tax from 33% to 50% or rather, the tax from 33% to 50% or rather, the discount on the tax to that, 322 million. we know that councils are already really strapped for cash. there is a reason these rates have not been slashed already and it‘s
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because this is one of the main revenue generating areas which is helping councils deal with the situations we are seeing in social care. in some ways, it is obvious that you do need to help small businesses and at the same time, you are taking away an important cash generation tool for councils. a co nsta nt generation tool for councils. a constant dilemma, isn‘t it? the mail is saying it‘s going to be worth £12,500, to the businesses involved. ifi £12,500, to the businesses involved. if i was being cynical, we just had an election were a lot of labour vote rs have an election were a lot of labour voters have lent their vote to the conservatives for the very first time and a lot of these seats, the conservative government are aware they need to make physical changes on high streets so that people actually feel while voting conservative has got us something so these changes are going to affect pubs, independent cinemas, hairdressers, really small shops, and a lot of those voters, they are
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not interested in these huge dramatic infrastructure changes, they want to see really immediate effects of their vote and i think that's potentially while we are saying the conservatives coming out with something like this very early on, thank you, this is what we're going to do to say thank you. on, thank you, this is what we're going to do to say thank youm will be interesting to see what is in the queen‘s speech. let us turn to her majesty ‘s opposition and former prime minister tony blair having a go at the current team, laura. not a surprise that tony blair has to criticise jeremy corbyn. i'm not sure how helpful this might be to some of the more ce ntre this might be to some of the more centre ground moderate labour leadership contenders who might, tony blair, not the time. we already know what he thinks. this is a period of deep soul—searching within the labour party, tony blair suggesting they should have immediately come out after the eu referendum and said, we back a second referendum and we will back
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remain. the dithering his described as comic, that brexit was a huge reason why the number of people decided to vote conservative. i'm not sure how help for that is, it's all retrospective and what the new leader does. do they move back to the centre in a place occupied by tony blair. it's a protest movement with cult trimmings. there is this problem of how you can have a labour leadership contest that can tackle some of the issues that some people argue cause the loss. when the structure for the voting system is such that you are likely to get someone who shares a lot of the ideology that underpinned
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the big rise to power. there is an element of history repeating itself in more ways than just the fact they got tony blair out again. let's go back on the front page of the ft. we mention itjust there, a bit doubtful about whether this can all be wrap up, the new trade deal in 2020. the basic reasoning behind this is that trade deals take a long time, they are very complicated, trade negotiations are as ever intricate. this will be especially intricate. this will be especially intricate because it‘s a reverse trade negotiation, a decoupling of a very deep economic partnership so the idea that it can be signed, sealed, delivered and enacted is very difficult. you won‘t find many trade experts find a credible. whether or not is a different way to
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have someone coming out saying immediately before the uk government has gotten established, i don‘t know, it might have been more helpful to have come out after the withdrawal agreement bill came out on friday, to reset the relationship and say we‘ve got the deadline, we got the boat coming through on the eu side to try and get it ratified, that might have been the moment to do this because very few people will disagree with von der leyen from a practical point of view. in the last parliament, the government were forced to offer concession to the pro—eu tories who said we need to have a vote to extend the transition period injuly because their argument throughout the election campaign and opposition to the deal is, there is still the chance of a cliff edge exit, we could still
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leave the eu on wto terms and we need to make sure parliament has a way of stopping it and on friday when the withdrawal agreement bill comes through, it doesn't include that concession and it's boris johnson playing hard ball. that concession and it's boris johnson playing hardball. things can look very different if we come to july -- look very different if we come to july —— july. the prime july -- july. the prime minister knows all too well, the voters who vote in the ballot box, depends on us vote in the ballot box, depends on us getting a deal with the eu for manyjobs. us getting a deal with the eu for many jobs. let's turn to the other side of the front pages. maybe they can get google assessment, alexa and siri, and it looks like amazon, google and apple are going to team up. i love it because unless they achieve some kind of integration, having spent a lot of their prototype stages making sure you can‘t use the same cable for the
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same device, the only way to stop it being a house full of stuff that has extra electricity demand and become the internet of things is to collaborate and allow a level of compatibility. how that will work when it comes to them being arch enemies in terms of intellectual property is fascinating. it‘s a bit strange that they‘ve had to reassess the fact that it‘s going to be the internet so you have to have a shared basis of communication for it to be the internet of things, you can‘t have communication between devices unless you think about how they integrate so it‘s weirdly reinventing the wheel. it‘s interesting they are collaborating now and doing so very openly at a time when the other story that is being shared on this front page is about big tech regulation so i think there might be a sense of the big boys getting together to see what they can do to try and make a case that they are being more friendly going forward. that is interesting political signalling. the idea of
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these devices communicating, microwave talking to your fridge, does my head but it looks like the future. it is a bit ridiculous if these digital assistants are supposed to communicate with you but not each other. but that might put some people off. they don't like the idea of these contraptions. money will talk, surely. we will see, but it is funny they are working together for once. well, one to watch. a story we‘ve been talking about a lot this evening, reckless pump gave us no choice, a quote obviously from nancy pelosi, laura, do you want to give us your view on this rather quite a long piece? it looks like it is going to happen later tonight. the interesting thing is it then moves into the senate where donald trump and the
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republicans have a majority, so it looks unlikely that he will be removed from office, and that is the point. there is all this drama now, but actually, when it comes down to it, he is not going to be kicked out of office. he is going to stay president, and how much will this backfire against the democrats? if he stays there and a lot of trump supporters think what was that all about? he is still there. it is interesting that nancy pelosi, who has resisted calls in the past to do this over the russian allegation, she didn‘t want to go there because she didn‘t want to go there because she was mindful and nervous of how voters would react but felt there was enough evidence here to warrant taking the action that they will. i think this is the fourth time, apparently, it has happened. nixon stepped down just before he was about to be impeached. but donald trump was meant to not be saying anything, and he hit twitter, as he does. and he is about to do a campaign rally in the next few minutes. your paper must be gripped by all of this. yes, my colleagues on the hill are living it and
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breathing it every day, and they get e—mails about christmas snacks going around other bureaus. they are living at moment by moment. i think they would agree with your analysis there about the potential ramifications it could have for either side. it does fit into a wider narrative of the witch—hunt narrative, the sense that donald trump believes he is being persecuted and can project that as an image that can feed into a lot of the voters that he had who might have felt neglected by previous regimes, who feel that they can identify with that as a narrative. so there absolutely is that sense that this is very politically risky for both sides as they go into 2020. there is this concern that the more moderate republicans, even if it doesn't result in him losing his position, it breeds a further sense of distrust, it might undermine some of distrust, it might undermine some of the campaigning efforts in some key areas, but it is unlikely to derail anything meaningful. key areas, but it is unlikely to
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derail anything meaningfullj key areas, but it is unlikely to derail anything meaningful. i think he would need 20 senators on the republican side to betray him and switch over, and mitch mcconnell, the leader, has said there is zero chance of this happening. it is a strangely predictable story.l chance of this happening. it is a strangely predictable story. a piece of theatre. important, nonetheless, but still, as you say, not going to in him -- but still, as you say, not going to in him —— result in him leaving office. on one levelthis in him —— result in him leaving office. on one level this is little, on another quite disturbing. the bank of england gives briefings to the media. these are broadcast, but one company, bloomberg, is charged with handling the broadcast. the bank set up a backup option in case they could be a problem with getting communications through. it is important for central banks to have backup options with communications,
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because sometimes, imagine this was the day after the referendum, you have a huge currency swing and you have a huge currency swing and you have to try and steady markets. it turns out the supplier for this backup system has been listening in and trying tojump backup system has been listening in and trying to jump the feed from bloomberg. this is huge because for many decades there has been this race to zero in markets. the pace at which you can place a bet gives you ajump on the which you can place a bet gives you a jump on the market. it is milliseconds. we're talking tiny units of time. people put up networks of listening posts to try andjump the networks of listening posts to try and jump the normal communications services we have. two big problems. one, people have been profiting from this, when that clearly wasn‘t the terms of the supplier arrangement with the bank. two, the bank of england is meant to be one of the most secure places in the entire country. let‘s not forget it has a basement full of gold, but also this information is sacred notjust in a market manipulation sense, but in the sense that everyone is meant to get clarity from the central banker. he is so important as a point of calm clarity when markets are
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disturbed. so the idea that this could be undermined or scared to be... is it illegal? is it insider—trading? be... is it illegal? is it insider-trading? i wasjust going to ask, is it insider—trading? insider-trading? i wasjust going to ask, is it insider-trading? so the issue of whether it is insider trading is relatively complicated and would speak to the delay and the agreement originally laid out. high—frequency trading is described as not in and of itself illegal but is often associated with riskier activity that can be more problematic. it is an interesting story. we will see where it goes. problematic. it is an interesting story. we will see where it goeslj story. we will see where it goes.” have no idea how, it is microseconds. and we're talking very large amounts of money here. this isn‘t a small bet on a horse or anything like that. this is vast. very embarrassing for the bank. really embarrassing for the bank and the security services. yes, indeed. and before we go, let‘s have a look at the front page of the telegraph.
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katz. —— cats. at the front page of the telegraph. katz. -- cats. the trailer broke the internet, and i had been logged off for a few hours and came back and didn‘t know what was going on. the telegraph has given it zero stars. it has also been given a very spiteful cartoon. matt, as ever, has a way to nail the public mood when he says reviews in here please, and he says reviews in here please, and he is indicating towards a litter tray. so gentle it is not. but yes, the early signs are that has not been warmly received by critics. well, the less said about that the better, and just before we go, this is not necessarily good for your health, says the telegraph. experts are warning that if you choose to cut down on alcohol and meat and
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dairy you can end up deficient in certain vitamin c. so you are trying to be healthy and do the right thing for the planet but you might not be looking after yourself. you might wa nt to looking after yourself. you might want to have second thoughts about that. great to have you both with us. that‘s it for the papers tonight. don‘t forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it‘s all there for you seven days a week at, and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. this thank you, laura hughes and anna isaac. goodbye. good evening, i‘m connie mclaughlin. here is your latest sports news. roberto firmino scored a dramatic injury—time winner only five minutes after coming on as a substitute as liverpool beat mexican side monterrey to book their place in the club world cup final. our reporter olly foster
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is in doha for us. it is the european champions, then, who go through to saturday‘s final with a chance here to become world champions, as well. klopp says he was fearful of this match against monterey, the concacaf champions league winners, i‘m going to extra time, but yet again liverpool found a way to win. craig templeton reports. two matches in less than 24 hours for liverpool, one in birmingham, the other 3000 miles away injoe hart. the reason— being able to call yourself well champions —— doha. but to get to saturday‘s final they needed to first beat the concacaf champions league winners, monterey concacaf champions league winners, m o nte rey of concacaf champions league winners, monterey of mexico. a task that looked easier after salah found naby keita, who found the opening goal. if that was supposed to break the mexican spirit, it didn‘t. they
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responded in a matter of minutes. the twin brother of the former everton player, rogelio funes mori, with the equaliser. and if it wasn‘t for a string of saves from allison, monterey would have taken the lead. liverpool were still creating more champions of their own —— chances of their own, but marcella‘s office opposite number was in fine form. there was nothing they could do about this. trent alexander arnold weaved a pass to roberto firmino, who couldn‘t miss. weaved a pass to roberto firmino, who couldn't miss. and liverpool are in the final of the club world cup. and in that final they will face flamengo of brazil for the chance to call themselves the world‘s best. relief, then, for klopp‘s liverpool. they have two days to prepare for that final against flamengo, the south american champions. that will bea south american champions. that will be a repeat of their meeting in 1981. that went brazilians‘ way, inspired by the great ziko. 3—0 then. our liverpool favourites for then. our liverpool favourites for
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the final? well, they were favourites this evening against monterey, so they will not be taking anything for granted. each team is here to represent the country, the continent, whatever, and try everything to be successful. and their opponent tonight did exactly the same, so they fought really hard. we had problems before the game. we knew that we will have some problems in the game. it was clear as well. but i really think the boys did exceptionally well. manchester city are yet to agree compensation with arsenal that would allow the gunners to name mikel arteta as their new manager. arteta was at oxford this evening for city‘s carabao cup quarter—final win, but it is expected arsenal will be able to appoint him later this week. well, raheem sterling scored twice as holders manchester city saw off league one side oxford united to secure their place in the carabao cup semi—finals. and two other results tonight.
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manchester united saw off colchester at old trafford, while leicester beat everton 4—2 on penalties after the match ended 2—2. victory means leicester have reached the league cup semi—finals for the first time in 19 years. celtic moved five points clear at the top of the scottish premiership as hearts struggled to a sixth game without a win. ryan christie scored the opener, with olivier ntcham also getting a goal before the break to move celtic further ahead of rangers, who have a game in hand. that‘s all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that‘s hello there. after windy at times rather wet night, there is more rain to come in the forecast throughout thursday. some heavy rain at times,
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but not all the time. it will be windy, but with that, it is going to be very mild. low pressure in charge, setting out to the west, driving south—westerly winds across the british isles. those south—westerly winds dragging the mild airaway south—westerly winds dragging the mild air away but also bringing various pulses of wet weather. so we are starting off the day on a very mild note, but with some outbreaks of rain particularly across england and wales, these pushing northeast was as we go through the day. maybe we‘ll see some further showers, but also some spells of sunshine. however, late in the day cloud and rain will return to the south—west of england, parts of wales in the midlands. it is going to stay windy, but not quite as windy as it has been through the nighttime hours. so through the afternoon, actually not a bad afternoon for parts of scotland. temperatures of nine degrees for aberdeen, 10 degrees for
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glasgow, that will feel fairly mild. one or two showers here and for northern ireland in northern england. further south across the southern half of wales, the south midlands, down towards the south of england, and some heavy burst of rain even behind this main rain band. some really blustery showers. it stays quite windy, i think, across the far south—west, but temperatures 12 degrees in plymouth. but with the rain falling on already wet ground across the south of england, the south of wales in the midlands through thursday afternoon, there is the potential for localised flooding in some travel disruption. that band of rain will put its way northwards through thursday night into friday. plenty of showers following behind. another batch of persistent rain for central and eastern parts of england by the early pa rt eastern parts of england by the early part of friday. it is going to feel just a little early part of friday. it is going to feeljust a little bit fresher by this stage. we will have lost the really mild air, so friday is a somewhat cooler day. outbreaks of rain likely for central and eastern parts of england, probably not clipping into scotland. for scotland, northern ireland, wales, the western side of england, we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers through the day. but with those showers, temperatures generally between about eight to 11 degrees. then as we head into the weekend, low pressure is still in charge. but there are some gaps between the various rain bands. so
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it is certainly not going to be raining all the time. in fact, there will be a decent amount of dry weather, perhaps some persistent rain into the south for a time during saturday, but generally speaking it is a mixture of sunshine and showers. temperatures 7— 11 degrees.
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this will welcome to this bbc news special with me, kasia madera, where, in the next 30 minutes or so, we‘re expecting donald trump to become the third president in us history to be impeached. the president is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of congress related to his dealings with ukraine. lawmakers in the house will vote on those two separate articles of impeachment. let‘s rejoin the debate. this great republic is among life‘s most tremendous blessings. we all know that no force on earth is more powerful than the force of freedom. it is our miraculous
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