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hello there. it's been a thoroughly wet weekend, pretty much across all areas and many places have seen more than a months worth of rain just falling in a few days. the reason for it, this stubborn area of low pressure which has been slap bang on top of us over the weekend, it has been bringing some exceptionally high rainfall totals to many areas. now through the day, the rainfall has been heavy across more western and southern part, with central parts of the low pressure seeing a scattering of showers, some of which were quite heavy.
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but all this rainfall has, of course, led to dozens of flood warnings up and down the country. if you are worried about these in your local area do head on to the bbc weather website to check these out. now overnight our low pressure system will hang round, it is going to generate further showers, some of them could be quite heavy at times, but there will be some clear spells too. more in the ways of cloud, though, in the north—west of scotland, northern ireland, south—west of england, so here temperatures holding in double figures but a bit chillier, particularly where we have those clear spells, with sevens, eights and nines. now as we head on into the new week, low pressure will still be nearby, so it is going to remain pretty unsettled with sunshine and showers, at least there will be some sunshine around. this is where the low pressure will be sitting as we head through monday and you will see fewer isobars on the charts, the winds not quite a feature tomorrow. still quite blustery across the far south—west, and here we could see another president trump's doctors weather front reinvigorating to give a pretty wet day, i think for parts say he is doing well — of northern ireland, wales and the south—west, but elsewhere, sunny spells, as they reveal more details scattered showers — of his treatment for coronavirus. some of the showers could be heavy and thundery. i came here, wasn't feeling so well. and it will be a bit warmer i feel much better now. in response to more sunshine around, particularly across the south. he's had to have supplementary we could see 16 or maybe 17 degrees.
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oxygen twice and is now on a steroid through monday night and an antiviraldrug. we hold on to the showers, some clear spells as well. his medical team say he's had no some of the showers could be quite heavy in places, side effects and is improving. and we could see longer spells of rain across more western areas, if he continues to look and feel and breeze starting to pick up as well as he does today, generally across southern areas. our hope is that we can plan temperatures down to around eight for a discharge as early as tomorrow or nine degrees for many, perhaps just making double figures to the white house where he can across the south where we hold on to the breeze and the cloud. now into tuesday, our area continue his treatment course. of low pressure will sit to the north of the uk. you will notice isobars becoming i'll have the latest from a bit closer together throughout washington, where there are just 30 tuesday and certainly days to go until the election. into wednesday, so could be quite windy by the time we reach wednesday. also on the programme tonight: but a good deal of sunshine, i think, across many central and eastern parts on wednesday, the prime minister warns of a tough winter ahead — there will still be some heavy as it emerges thousands of recent showers around on both days. covid cases were not transferred to the tracing system in england. thousands ofjobs are at risk as the uk's largest cinema chain considers temporarily closing all of its sites. rare access to the royal navy's state of the art aircraft carrier — as decisions loom on the future scope of the armed forces. and a surprise result in the london marathon as the 2020 race finally takes place.
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good evening. doctors treating president trump for coronavirus say he is continuing to improve and could leave hospital for the white house as early as tomorrow. they also gave more details about his treatment, revealing that he is on the steroid dexamethasone and a five day course of the anti viral drug remdesivir. after confusion yesterday about the president's condition, the doctors also said that he had twice required supplemental oxygen. 0ur north america editor jon sopel reports. hello and welcome to our look ahead i came here, i wasn't to what the the papers feeling so well. i feel much better now. will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the journalist and broadcaster, caroline frost and the parliamentary journalist, donald trump has always believed that his best communications director is himself. tony grew.
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and after a day of evasion, contradiction, muddle and corrections, the president last welcome tony grew. to you both. nice to see night, from his suite at the walter reed hospital, you. the guardian reveals information decided he'd better take charge. from leaked documents which show plans to simplify local lockdowns we're going to beat this with a new three tier coronavirus, whatever you want to call it, and we're going to beat it soundly. the president — still infectious but not wearing a mask — sounded hoarse and looked pale. this is a president who's always equated sickness with weakness. but his usual bullishness was replaced last night with a little more hesitancy about his own health. so, ijust want to tell you that i'm starting to feel good. you don't know, over the next period of a few days, i guess that's the real test. so we'll be seeing what happens over those next couple of days. with his supporters forming a noisy makeshift vigil outside the hospital, the president said he had a choice. he could have hidden away, or carried on meeting the public. i can't do that. i had to be out front. and this is america, this is the united states. this is the greatest
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country in the world. this is the most powerful country in the world. i can't be locked up in a room upstairs. another day, another medical bulletin, and an attempt to clear up the misinformation mess from yesterday. so, why did dr conley say what he did? i was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the president, through his course of illness, has had. i didn't want to give any information that might steer the course of the illness in another direction. and, in doing so, you know, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn't necessarily true. it wasn't necessarily true? those sound like the words of a spin doctor, not a real doctor. today, he revealed there had been a couple of alarming drops in his blood oxygen levels, but another of the medics insisted that the president is improving, and could soon be going home. if he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan for a discharge as early
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as tomorrow, to the white house, where he can continue his treatment course. hello, hello. joe biden is still on the virtual road campaigning. polling day is less than a month away. all elections feel uncertain. but there's never been a president hospitalised in the final stages of a campaign in the midst of a pandemic. if anyone tells you they know what's going to happen next, don't believe them. jon sopel, bbc news, washington. and jon is outside the hospital now. what is your reading of what we learn today and how it compared to what we knew before? well, i think there is such a disjunction by certain aspects of what we are learning. so, in your introduction, you gave a list of the sort of drugs that donald trump has been prescribed by his doctors. these are drugs that are used often as a last resort, when the patient is really seriously ill. yet, the same time,
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we are being told by his medics everything is fine, everything is under control, nothing much to worry about. if there was nothing much to worry about, frankly, he would not be in the walter reed hospital right now. the other thing that is really important to say is that we are doing this hour, by hour, by hour. what we have learned about coronavirus as it is the 7—10 day period when things are potentially a very serious. even if donald trump goes back to the white house tomorrow, that doesn't mean he is out of the woods. so, days ahead to watch for him, and 30 days to go until the election? yes, watch for him, and 30 days to go untilthe election? yes, and so much uncertainty, and so much that we don't know how it is going to pan out. joe biden are still campaigning, but his adverts have changed as a result of what has happened. and you have also had the latest polls out today, after the debate, which showed joe biden having almost doubled his lead over donald trump. but those polls were taken before the president became ill. and we don't know whether there will be a feeling of sympathy towards the president, a president bouncing back if he is seen to be a
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warrior spirit and having overcome this. so, huge uncertainties. we don't know how they are going to campaign, we don't know if they will be out on the road at all. everything is very much up in the air. jon sopel, our north america editor, thank you. here, public health england have admitted tonight that nearly 16,000 cases of coronavirus — between the 25th of september and the 2nd of october — were not included in daily figures for that period, and not transferred to the contact tracing system. some of them were included in the figures published yesterday and today. the latest daily figure shows 22,961 were recorded in the past 2a hours. 33 deaths were also recorded — that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—i9 test. which takes the total number, across the uk, to 42,350. 0ur health editor hugh pym is with me now. so, all of these nearly 16,000 cases that we are only now seeing recorded
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in the figures, how did that happen? it seems as if it was an it error, but quite an extraordinary announcement late this evening. nearly 16,000 of these positive tests were not put into the system. by tests were not put into the system. bya tests were not put into the system. by a quick calculation, it looks as if what we thought were around 7000 daily reported cases of the end of last week, where actually more than 11,000, compared with about 7000 a week earlier. now, public health england have said it didn't affect anybody getting their test result. they were all told in the normal way. but something seems to have broken down between the lab is carrying out the tests and then the data are being put into the test and trace system. it means the contacts of these people who tested positive we re of these people who tested positive were not actually approached, because the test and trace system did not have their details. so, up toa did not have their details. so, up to a week was lost in not following up to a week was lost in not following up those contacts. so, that is quite a serious situation. now, we're assured that this it problem has now
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been contained, that all the extra cases have been added in for yesterday and today, and they should revert back to something akin to what we've been seen before. we should also say there are other bits of data that show that there could bea of data that show that there could be a levelling off in cases. but it comes at a very awkward moment for the government. they are trying to get confidence in test and trace and work out how the virus is spreading, and then this error comes along. thank you very much. earlier, the prime minister warned that the uk faced a very tough winter with the virus — but that he hoped things would be radically different by the spring. labour accused him of failing to set out a serious strategy. iain watson's report contains some flashing images. how times change. despite a big election victory, many of borisjohnson‘s winning policies have been obscured by the coronavirus crisis. temperature check here. the political temperature is rising, with covid cases going up and his poll ratings coming down. today he acknowledged people's frustrations but delivered the grim
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news that it might not be all over by christmas. they're furious with me and they're furious with the government. they are. but, but, but, you know, i've got to tell you, in all candour, it's going to continue to be bumpy through to christmas. it may even be bumpy beyond. labour are accusing him of losing control of the virus. he acknowledged that testing needed to improve and promised it would. it is not perfect, andrew, i'm not going to claim it's perfect. it's certainly not. am ifrustrated with it? yes, of course i am frustrated with it. am i going to blame nhs test and trace and attack the thousands of people who are doing a good job? of course i'm not. but i take full responsibility for the service, i think by international comparators, it is really very, very good indeed. boris johnson will speak online to his virtual party conference this week and some of the faithful want him to reflect on his performance as prime minister. i've been speaking to some long—standing conservative mps and some of the new intake,
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and quite a few of them say they still want further proof that boris johnson, having battled the virus himself, is still up for the job. and some say they'd like to see the old boris back, the man who used to denounce the doomsters and gloomsters but who, these days, seems to be the bearer of bad news. this is a government that's facing an unprecedented crisis and i think that if people wanted me to approach it with, you know, the sort of buoyancy and elan, and all the other qualities that i normally bring to things, i think people would think that was totally inappropriate. and as for his health... the issue is that when i, alas, got this wretched thing, i was too fat. but now? but i am fitter than several butchers' dogs! as for other people's health, households in 0ldham have been living under enhanced restrictions since august and some want to know when it will end. i do think it's going to destroy 0ldham. pubs are restricting people coming in, people aren't going in.
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we need to abide by the rules so it won't last longer than it has to. labour says more clarity is needed on when and why restrictions are imposed. we're not going to blame the british public like boris johnson tried to do, we're proud of what the british public are doing. we understand why local restrictions may be needed but i think it's andy burnham who's been saying it's a bit like hotel california. places go into these restrictions, you check in but you can never leave. borisjohnson says we should go forward without fear but with common sense, but it seems that balancing act may have to be maintained well into the new year. iain watson, bbc news. well, as the conservative conference gets under way online, what's the mood of voters in two of the constituencies held by the party? 0ur deputy political editor vicki young has been exploring that in two wiltshire seats — south swindon and devizes. the butlers have ambitious plans for their wiltshire farm. it's been in the family
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for generations and they have adapted with the times. richard's a conservative supporter, but he's worried about a no—deal brexit. that would be a disaster forfarming, and could impact really badly on the next generation. and he wasn't impressed by the government's threat to break international law by going back on the brexit withdrawal agreement. i was actually quite shocked by that. and if you look at all the people right around the world who have condemned that, i think that was a severe misjudgment. as for borisjohnson‘s leadership? it's not a very optimistic time. so, he doesn't look comfortable in his own shoes at the moment. and, as i say, he's got difficult choices to make. most of those are about the response to the covid pandemic, which could define mrjohnson‘s premiership. the heart of wiltshire is natural conservative territory. but even here, the fallout from dealing with a pandemic is straining some of those old loyalties. there is a lot of sympathy for borisjohnson, as he confronts this unprecedented situation.
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but there is also concern that, at times, his government has appeared incompetent. in marlborough, the polly tea rooms are packed. but others in the hospitality industry are watching businesses go under because of restrictions. currently, i don't believe they've been out to help any entrepreneur. hattie's catering company folded a few months ago. i have no loyalty to the conservative government at the moment. they've got to pull some massive things out of the bag. we don't know exactly which way or what direction we're going. we need to somehow find a way and direction to get this country back on its feet. or else it's not going to recover for years to come. a few miles away, in swindon, playtime has returned at the kidz about centre. with restrictions likely to go on for months, the scott family says it's time for everyone to pull together. i wouldn't want borisjohnson‘s job. absolutely not.
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to be fair, i think he's doing a cracking job. he's our prime minister, whether we like it or not. and we need to get behind him. if we don't get behind him, we're going to be in a situation where it's just going to get worse and worse. i believe they're trying to do what they think is best, they're trying tojuggle the economy, to people's safety and health. and that's a really hard balance. i just think a house divided won't survive. so if we, as a nation, we need to come together, if we come together in support, and go through mistakes and learn from them, then we're winning. mrjohnson faces more difficult challenges over the next few months. his own mps are hoping he has a tight grip on the situation. vicki young, bbc news, swindon. more than 5,000 jobs have been put at risk after cineworld — the uk's largest cinema chain — said it was considering closing all its venues. cinemas have been hit hard by big film releases being delayed, the latest being the new james bond. here's our business
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correspondent katy austin most cinemas have now reopened, but social distancing is limiting capacity and many big budget films have been postponed. james bond... struggling cinemas, or those who still haven't yet opened, were hanging their hopes on the newjames bond film. on friday, its release was delayed for a second time, from november until next april. cineworld, which lost £1.3 billion in the first six months of this year amid the pandemic, is writing to the government saying the industry has become unviable. it is expected to announce that it will close its uk sites, potentially putting more than 5000 jobs at risk. this afternoon, cineworld confirmed it was considering the temporary closure of its uk cinemas and those in the us. but it said a final decision had not yet been reached. 0ne cinema industry analyst told me he expects other chains to hibernate their sites.
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if they remain open, they have to demonstrate they have got content to play. so, perhaps some arthouse or independents have got a different stream of content. but for the mainstream multiplexes, globally, they have to make a sensible decision. without many big movies remaining in this year's schedule, experts are concerned that when delayed movies finally open, there'll be fewer places to show them. katie austin, bbc news. the japanese fashion designer kenzo takada has died in paris after contracting covid—19. he was 81. he was the first japanese designer to gain prominence on the paris fashion scene, where his kenzo brand drew praise for its mix of european and asian styles. he retired from the label in the late 1990s, to concentrate instead on his work as an artist. for many months now, the government has been conducting what was described as the biggest review of britain's defence and security since the end of the cold war. modernising the capability of the armed forces has been
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at the heart of it — but as the process draws to a close there are concerns about how future budgets might be affected, especially given current pressures on public finances. 0ur defence correspondent jonathan beale reports. this is how the armed forces hope to match the government's rhetoric of global britain. a military about to undergo a transformation to meet the threats of an increasingly dangerous world. after a gap of ten years, the bbc was invited to see the royal navy back in the business of big decks and fastjets, with the help of the us. the royal navy believes this is the future. notjust uk jets, but american ones, too, on a british carrier which will be able to sail anywhere in the world. today, it's training in the north sea. but next year, they're expected to sail together, to the far east.
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a signal to china. we're ready to go wherever we're called upon. intention is, from the end of the year, that we've got this capability that the government can use wherever they like, as i say, globally deployable, at a time and place of their choosing. it's not just about working more with allies. it'll mean reshaping the armed forces. less of the old, like tanks and heavy armour. and more of the new, like drones and robots. at bae systems in lancashire, they're already working on the next generation fighterjet, in what they call their factory of the future. for now, tempest is just a concept, though the plan is to be able to fly it with or without a pilot in the cockpit. but the armed forces also want to be ready to fight in the new domains of space and cyber. this is the first look inside the army's special unit to counter disinformation from states like russia —
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now operating in the increasingly blurred lines between war and peace. all this doesn't come cheap. it's very difficult to imagine that the ministry of defence could do all that it's going to be required to do on the budget it's presently got, because it's going to be required to do lots of new things. and there is a sense, in some parts of government, that if you find the right technologies, you can do all of these things more cheaply. you can't. the defence secretary ben wallace now wants to persuade the treasury to give him more money. it might still mean fewer boots on the ground to fund more cyber warriors. the royal navy's two new aircraft carriers, built for the next 50 years, will still be part of the future. but the revolution in warfare also means that britain's armed forces are getting ready to fight using software and cyber, notjust with military hardware like this. jonathan beale, bbc news, on hms queen elizabeth.
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with all the sport now, here's karthi gna nasegaram at the bbc sport centre. today's 40th london marathon turned into a sprint with ethiopia's shura kitata speeding to the finish line to win the men's title. brigid kosgei retained her marathon title. and thousands of runners around the world found creative ways of covering the 26.2 miles, as our sports correspondent, joe wilson reports. so began london's first autumn marathon. covid changed everything and changed nothing. the course was lots of st james' park, but still the same distance. this weather demanded more endurance than ever. brigid kosgei was streets ahead by the time the women's elite race finished. she has been in the course, the rain and her rivals. but not a day for world records. a day for perseverance. very, very tough race, because it rained all the way. even our legs were freezing. by late
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morning, the elite men were doing their laps here. the mass participation was happening everywhere. 45,000, doing marathons, wherever, however they could. the miles still mattered, the cash for charity still counted, maybe more than ever. alistair barrie and his brother, bruce, for parkinson's. and here is the greatest, the quickest, eliud kipchoge. he had rivals at his sleeve. this was a race. he spoke later about a blocked ear. he is only human. but this is almost unthinkable, off the pace. it was therefore someone else to win. but who? the long stride of vincent kipchumba command alongside him, for if the 0p, shura kitata. after 36 miles, suddenly they were both usain bolt. the two of them locked in battle, neck and neck,
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stride by stride. it's going to be kitata that takes the victory. a great finish. more surprises, ten minutes off the personal best to win the wheelchair race. in the men's, brent lakatos, the wheelchair race. in the men's, brent la katos, at the wheelchair race. in the men's, brent lakatos, at 40, won his first london marathon ahead of david weir. you measure this event in miles and emotion. ben connor's first marathon. check the watch. 0lympic qualification time. whoever you are, all you get is everything. extraordinary results keep on coming in the premier league. there were 25 goals in today's six games, so it's time to pop out of the room if you're waiting to see them on match of the day 2, which follows soon on bbc one, and in scotland, it's sportscene. defending champions liverpool were beaten 7—2 by aston villa. it'sjurgen klopp's heaviest defeat as a manager. while tottenham embarrassed manchester united with a 6—1win — their biggest at old trafford. united were down to ten men after 28 minutes.
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there were wins for arsenal, southampton, west ham and wolves. in the scottish premiership, celtic are in second place after a 2—0 win over saintjohnstone. rangers are top of the table. they beat ross county 2—0. to rugby union, and the premiership's relegated champions, saracens, produced a spirited comeback after bath raced into the lead. saracens fought back to make it 17—17, which means bath must wait until wednesday for the outcome of sale's delayed game, while it is saracens last match in the top flight. there's more on the bbc sport website, including news of england's aaron rye winning golf‘s scottish 0pen. that's it from us. 00:25:40,674 --> 2147483051:49:35,052 now on bbc one it's time 2147483051:49:35,052 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 for the news where you are.
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