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‘ inland, ‘inland, close ‘ inland, close the ‘inland, close the -- mile an hour inland, close the —— closer to 70 or more across the irish seacoast. huge waves crashing on shore. temperature wise, good for the time of year though it may not feel that because of the strength of the wind and the rain falls through saturday night it stays windy indeed for all areas, some of the heaviest rain will affect the north and west of england and towards wales. into sunday storm dennis is still in charge with many isobars in the charts. the active weather front slipping towards the south and south—east. this area we think will see heaviest of the rain through sunday piling into the hills of the south—east and the south downs, an amber warning for sunday so there could be flooding there as well. further north, some sunshine although it will be very windy with widespread nails once again and showers turning wintry on the hills across scotland. across the south—east where we have the
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heaviest rain it will enter double figure values. through sunday night we start to see a squeeze in the isobars as storm dennis passes to the north of scotland. that will affect the northern half of the uk with the spell of severe gales for a time which could last into monday morning, causing some issues there. but then it stays windy throughout monday, not as bad as the weekend but a blustery day was sunshine and showers, mostly showers across northern and western areas. wintry over the high ground across scotland. it will be chilly across the board with temperatures for most of us in the single digits. beyond monday it looks unsettled, and active jet will continue to bring areas of low pressure to the north and west of the uk, could have spells of gales with heavy rain and all the while, high pressure trying to tilt into southern areas as we can head to the following weekend full for much of next week it remains unsettled thanks to the powerful jet. windy was remains unsettled thanks to the powerfuljet. windy was spells of
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rain in the north and west of the uk, the further styles you are, the better chance to stay dry with more sunshine and lighter winds. —— the further south you are. stay tuned to the forecast and head online to see all the latest warnings.
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hello, this is bbc news. we will be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first the headlines: manchester city has been banned from european competitions for two seasons and fined around £25 million for breaching financial fair play rules. the uk prepares for more torrential rain and winds of up to 80 mph. storm dennis is expected to batter the uk this weekend. a landmark free—speech victory at the high court for a man who was warned by police about allegedly transphobic messages on social media. borisjohnson's new cabinet meets for the first time since yesterday's dramatic resignation
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of sajid javid as chancellor. the number of people diagnosed with mumps in england is at its highest for a decade. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are martin bentham, home affairs editor at the evening standard, and sian griffiths, education editor at the sunday times. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the mirror leads with a story that prince andrew stayed with a fashion tycoon who is accused of raping ten women, some as young as 14. the mail has the same story of prince andrew's links to the billionaire peter nygard. the guardian leads with a new police scheme that has reduced reoffending
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rates and could transform how the justice system deals with violent crime. the express looks ahead to storm dennis, which is expected to bring torrential rain and 80 mph gales across the uk tomorrow. the i headlines the same story, as the met office issues weather warnings for large areas of the country tomorrow. and the telegraph says borisjohnson is considering more spending and tax cuts to boost the economy after brexit. let's start our chat, and we are going to two tabloids, the mirror first off, but also the daily mail, which covered the same story, and your reaction to the headline, it is, really, that gets you to you here. it is not good news to the
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royal family, is it? that is the first obvious thing to say, that it isa first obvious thing to say, that it is a negative headline about vince andrew, who is already obviously under a cloud because of thejeffrey epstein connection, and his involvement with him. and this headline on the mirror makes it very clear, linked to this second tycoon, a canadian fashion magnate called peter nygard, who has been accused ina peter nygard, who has been accused in a case file of the new york court of raping a think and young girls, basically, on his island in the bahamas. and obviously he is denying those allegations, but prince andrew had stayed with him previously. it does seem from what we know that it was quite a number of years previous to these allegations, the period at which these allegations relate to, but clearly the association is never going to be a good one, is it, for prince andrew. and that is the gist of this. there's lots of
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unrepeatable detail about the allegations, but it is stra ig htforwa rdly allegations, but it is straightforwardly not a pleasant association. it almost hence that sort of an embarrassment and a lack ofjudgement more than anything, because there are so many details that we don't know about, we haven't had a statement from prince andrew, certainly haven't had a statement from buckingham palace, and we don't know the nature of the friendship of the relationship. but what were your thoughts? well, i certainly think it looks like incredibly bad judgement oi'i looks like incredibly bad judgement on prince andrew's heart. he visited around 2000, around the time of his 40th birthday, and there are photos showing him on the island, and there are photos i think showing him with his two young daughters on the island and with sarah ferguson, with peter nygard, you know, this 78—year—old canadian fashion tycoon. so yes, at the very least it looks like very bad judgement, and as martin is saying, it comes not very long after prince andrew withdrew
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from public life because of his relationship with jeffrey epstein, who was found dead in his cell awaiting trial on child sex offences. so very lurid headlines, very bad news for the royal family, very bad news for the royal family, very embarrassing. i think the only thing to be said is that the visit that vince andrew made, and we don't know whether there were further visits, but as far as we know there was this one in 2000, and that was some time, eight years, in fact, before the period at which these alleged offences took place, and thatis alleged offences took place, and that is a very different situation, obviously, i suppose, from that point of view he can't be blamed for associating with someone before that person had done — allegedly done bad things. the question, i suppose, person had done — allegedly done bad things. the question, isuppose, is whether there were warning signs i suppose at the time. it is a very different case to the situation with the jeffrey epstein different case to the situation with thejeffrey epstein connection, which happened... 0r his connection with him continued afterjeffrey epstein's activities were well documented and in fact subject to
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criminal action. but it is not a good look, is it? to stay on these islands, these private luxury resorts where they have casinos, and this one has the world's largest sauna, fake volcanoes, peacocks, giant statues of nude women, it is bad judgement to even go to a place like that. as you say, lots of details we don't know directly relating to prince andrew, but the daily mail going with the same story, no reaction so far from buckingham palace. and on the times, hate speech policing is 0rwellian, warns thejudge. this is of hate speech policing is 0rwellian, warns the judge. this is of a hate speech policing is 0rwellian, warns thejudge. this is of a case we heard about today, thejudgement that was passed. this is a really interesting judgement today. so this isa interesting judgement today. so this is a former police officer called harry miller who was visited by police at work after he tweeted a series of tweets about transgender people. the police visited him and told him that his tweets would be
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recorded as a non— crime hate incident. but today, a judge said that the police had overreacted, they had been heavy—handed. he even likened the force to the gestapo over the way that they had handled the whole thing. and harry miller is obviously celebrating his victory today. he started the legal action because he wanted not only to kind of clear his name, but also to kind of clear his name, but also to kind of challenge some of the thinking thatis of challenge some of the thinking that is going on at the moment, which he says is suppressing free speech, and preventing people talking about this very contentious, very controversial, very delicate issue around transgender issues and debate. i suppose the police also are between a rock and a hard place, because they are having to learn as well how all this fits in, particularly being played out on social media. well, obviously it means that things that might have
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been said verbally and wouldn't have been said verbally and wouldn't have been spread are documented and become very public and last in that sense. but at the same time, the basic problem is, isn't it, that he had a view and has a view that in essence if is somebody transgender but wants to be... believes they are a woman but has mail biology, that therefore they can't be female, if they have still got mail biology. and most people might think well, we don't want to go down the road of offending people deliberately, and so on, as a matter of courtesy and manners and so on. but on the other hand, people do have to be entitled to be able to say provocative things if they want, so long as it is not going to lead to some actual incident of crime. and the problem here in that respect was, as the judgement found, there was no evidence that this was going to
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escalate. he was making some state m e nts escalate. he was making some statements of his beliefs, in a provocative way, maybe, but there was no evidence it was going to lead to any harm to anybody other than people being offended by it. so that is what thejudge people being offended by it. so that is what the judge was saying is an 0rwellian thing. and i think we do have to be a bit more robust about... and especially as journalist, we must defend the right of people to savings and write things sometimes which are contentious and that some people aren't going to like. and the bar for taking police action has to be quite high. the other issue here is that the code of conduct or the... which the college of policing has, which led to this being recorded as a non— crime hate incident, that also is contentious, and this is going to go to... mr miller is going to challenge this at the supreme court, because the courtjudgement here upheld the legitimacy of that guidance. and the particular concern there was that the guidance — that
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this record could be referred to and used by future employers. which is a problem, if somebody hasn't committed a crime and they are in effect suffering consequences in their future employment prospects because of something which is not a crime. what thejudge because of something which is not a crime. what the judge said because of something which is not a crime. what thejudge said in because of something which is not a crime. what the judge said in this case was that it wasn't actually the fault of the guidance that that might have been passed on to an employer, it was the fault of the police act, and that was the thing that would jive reference. the police went to his workplace. but the point was also that aspect, but also any of then referring in future employment cases the vetting and barring service and so on. but it does make you wonder, if you are on social media and you hit the button to report something you find offensive, what is the point of doing that if nothing is going to come of it. you have ask that, don't you? but it wasn't that they reported it to social media, someone was offended by what he was tweeting, and his tweets included a
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limerick about transgender people, one saying i was assigned mammal at birth but my orientation was fish, don't miss species me. i think somebody saw this, was offended by it, and maybe they reported it on twitter but actually they reported it to the police. before we move on from this story, do you both then understand the difference between unknown crime hate incident and a hate incident? a non—crime hate incident. i don't think we do, and thatis incident. i don't think we do, and that is why i think it is really good that downing street and number ten have come in on this and said that freedom of speech is one of the values that defines us as a society. because i do think these areas are becoming very grey, i think we are starting to self censor, i think we are starting to worry even as journalists about what we can say and what we can write, and in a society that values free speech so highly, i think that is a very dangerous place to start going. highly, i think that is a very dangerous place to start goingm course it is, absolutely it is. so
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really thisjudgement is course it is, absolutely it is. so really this judgement is a welcome judgement, actually, and the police need to learn from this not to get too heavy—handed in such cases, and i think people on the receiving end of offensive things also need to be a bit more tolerant, actually, of the fact that some people are going to have views which are not going to be exactly along the lines that they would like the world to be characterised in. sometimes that happens, unfortunately. let's turn to the daily telegraph, and it is the duchess of cambridge. a big smile on herface, and she looks like she is doing a turn in the world of media. what has she been talking about? i love this story and i love this photo. she has given a podcast interview to a mummy blogger and she has been talking about her own childhood. this is a story about her grandmother and how her grandmother used to cook and garden with her and she tries to do the same with her
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three children. it is very much within a setting where kate has, for a number of years, thrown herself into this question of how should we bring up our children so they lead a happy and healthy life. that they fulfil their potential and have no mental health problems. she is focused on early years, and kids outdoors and away from screens, getting eight hours sleep. and generally having a happy childhood. soa generally having a happy childhood. so a nice happy story for the weekend. go, kate! teach us all how to achieve that. she has been busy. looking back at the previous papers and their headlines, she is an asset to the royal family and everything that seems to be connected with her seems to be positive and good. even
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this picture here is a lovely picture of her looking warm and engaging and appealing to people. it isa engaging and appealing to people. it is a contrast for the queen who may wish everyone in her family was like this. she is asking everybody five questions about bringing up children. i believe they are ongoing so look them up. the next few papers deal with the awful weather of this weekend. potentially dangerous according to the met office. storm dennis to bring flash flood menace. obviously those people in areas are keeping their fingers crossed that it is not as bad as it looks like. but we have already had one big storm a week ago and another one coming straight on top of that will be disastrous, unfortunately, for some people and whether it is connected with climate change or not, who knows but itjust seems we
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are getting more of these storms. we have always had them but we are getting more and, of course, it is impossible i mean, we have the defences that at some point it becomes impossible to protect people from the consequences. the same story in the express. whether bomb blasts britain. it does look very bleak. torrential rain, 50 foot high waves, flood defence chiefs say britain is struggling to cope. three people died last weekend, 500 homes are flooded and it looks like more of the same which is really quite worrying and upsetting. households have been told not to leave things in their gardens because they are blowing onto railway lines and disrupting chains and that will also be another feature of this chaos. ——
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disrupting trains. york has always had problems with flood but when you get flooded it is not a five second thing. the houses, even if you know it is coming and can move stuff upstairs, there is still mud and silt in the house and it can destroy the electrics and so on. it is a long—standing and enduring problem that takes a lot of getting over. you cannot imagine what it must be like to be in that situation. the insurance, your insurance period must go up. it is a nightmare. and unpleasant to cope with. the back page of the mirror. manchester city, not surprised but are not happy with thejudgement passed not surprised but are not happy with the judgement passed down not surprised but are not happy with thejudgement passed down by ufr.
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mine nephew is a man city fan and he is not happy with me saying i am not sympathetic. but this is a catastrophic blow for manchester city. they are contesting it and wa nt city. they are contesting it and want to take the ruling, the ruling that they will be banned for two years from european competition. they've also been handed a huge fine but that is not much for them for a clu b but that is not much for them for a club like manchester. but the real hit is the ban from european competition for two years. that keeps revenue away from them and makes it hard to retain talent and attract new players. players may find that they cannot play in the european competition. the allegation is that their sponsorship deal with
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etihad, and the money has come from, has not come from the airline, it has not come from the airline, it has come from the owner which is contrary to the rules. if that is upheld it will be a disastrous low. and that is what it is all about. your incoming revenue and you're out doing has to basically match. good luck with your nephew, martin. thank you to both of you. 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. thank you, martin bentham and sian griffiths. goodbye. good evening. i'm ben croucher with a round up
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of the day's sports news. just one place to start. manchester city have been banned from european football for the next two seasons after being found to have breached licensing and financial fair play rules. the club say they are disappointed but not surprised by the ruling and intend to appeal. sam lee is the athletic‘s manchester city correspondent. the information coming our way towards the end of last year was that a decision was coming in december and that manchester city would not get a champions league and, potentially not even a fine. pa rt and, potentially not even a fine. part of that was there was confidence at the highest levels of the club that even if they did get a ban from the champions league they would be able to overturn it on appeal and i think that will be potentially hard to three and four of this situation. what surprises me, everything. everything. it did not seem towards the end of last year that city would be banned but
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now they have been and for two seasons. it is a huge case. city are on their winter break right now. wolves and leicester have just come back from theirs — rested but rusty as they played out a goalless draw at molineaux. wolves had a first half goal ruled out for offside and rauljiminez missed a golden opportunity in stoppage time to win it too. the point does lift them up to seventh. leicester stay third. plenty of goals in the championship tonight though. hull city and swansea city played out an incredible a—all draw. tom eaves rescued a point for hull city in the 95th minute just like the first match, it was another dramatic final ball decider in the second t20 between south africa and england. this time — england came out on top. they posted 201! for 7 from their 20 overs in durban. south africa were always up with the run rate and captain quinton de kock fired the fastest half century by a south african. they needed 3 from the final two balls. tom curran took two wickets to see england to victory. the final match takes place in centurion on sunday. no six nations this weekend.
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premiership leaders exeter chiefs beat gloucester 26—15 at kingsholm. stuart hogg is back with exeter after captaining scotland and scored his side's second try after a flowing move. it's the chiefs fifth win in six league games. in the proili, glasgow warriors thrashed zebre 56—24 for a bonus—point win. mesu dolokoto scoring two of his sides seven tries. in the night's other game munster were even bigger winners over southern kings — winning by 68 points to 3. in the super league, leeds won their first game of the season — thrashed hull kr 52—10. last year's beaten finallists salford were beaten at home 12—10 by huddersfield. adam o'brien and louis senior scored converted tries. world championjudd trump has been knocked out of snooker‘s welsh 0pen, beaten in the last eight 5—3 by shaun murphy. he'll play yan bingtao next — who surprised four time world champion john higgins. ronnie 0'sullivan will face kyren wilson in the other semi.
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we've more live sport for you on the bbc this weekend with one of the most prestigious events in the indoor athletics calendar taking place in glasgow. the indoor grand prix will feature the likes of middle distance runner laura muir and heptathlete katarina johnson thompson, and laura isn't just using it to help her prepare for the olympics. she has something else special planned this weekend. i have run one k before. i have the record for it and i want the world record for it and i want the world record for it and i want the world record for it, to go one step better. i know it will be tough that i feel i better. i know it will be tough that ifeel i am better. i know it will be tough that i feel i am close. better. i know it will be tough that ifeel i am close. england better. i know it will be tough that i feel i am close. england will be closed and i hope i am doing the right thing but that last lap will be difficult. it is essentially to run an 800 and keep going. i will work my best to do it. looking forward to it. that's all the sport for now. dennis is sending wind and rain
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towards us. messy weather at times this weekend and dangerous as well. a deep area of low pressure with the wind strengthening on saturday. several spells of heavy rain, particularly across parts of england and wales on saturated ground and even by the end of sunday it is still windy, the closing right at the centre of storm dennis. the met office has a number of warnings, amberfor office has a number of warnings, amber for southern and western england in the rain, there will be some snowmelt as well. go online and get across those warnings, find out what they mean for where you are. we start with dry weather around on saturday morning, outbreaks of rain on the south but rain will be gone through the morning, push east across the parts. in the afternoon, dry interludes across eastern areas but more rain coming into the west. brighten up in northern ireland but heavy showers behind. more persistent rain through northern and western england, some spots on the south into wales as well. the wind
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strengthens inland, and it will touch 70 miles an hour in places. very mild but wet and windy. overnight and into sunday clear for scotla nd overnight and into sunday clear for scotland and northern ireland but torrential rain through parts of england and wales and where the rain is at its heaviest, the winds will be gusty and squally. something colder behind the rain band which will then on sunday move south across the uk, again with torrential bursts, finally clearing the far south—east going into sunday evening. 0nce south—east going into sunday evening. once that is gone, the wind may ease and it will brighten but further heavy showers in the north—west, wintry on hills especially in scotland and it is here with the showers that remains very windy as we end sunday, an indication that the temperatures will drop behind the rain clearance. just to reinforce that the wind will ease for some of us after the rain, close to the area of low pressure, sunday into sunday night it is still
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stormy across scotland, northern ireland, northern england, north—west with disruptive wind. looking at the areas affected within these zones, they are at great risk of flooding from months worth of rain or more in some spots. get across those warnings. even if you are sitting inside with your feet up all weekend, it is better to be in the in the know.
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