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but with that, we will have spells of wind and rain too, so very autumnal, but the temperatures will be quite a story, i think, by the time we get to tuesday. could even be over 20 degrees in some spots in the south. but this is the picture today. an awful lot of cloud, but having said that, thinner cloud in the south and south—west, so i would not be surprised if we get some decent sunny spells there. cornwall, devon, along the southern counties — temperatures in the high teens. but despite the cloud across the north, still up to around 15, 16 degrees, but bits and pieces of rain, and they will continue to last through the evening and overnight, while the south clears up a little bit, so there could be some clear spells lasting all through the night across england, particularly the east and south—east. so, maybe down to 8 or 9 degrees here. a little bit fresher, but for many of us, it is into double figures. and whichever way you look at it, it is a very mild night. so here is tomorrow's weather. it starts off quite bright if not sunny in east anglia and the south—east, but quickly the cloud spreads ahead of this weather front. and you can see in the middle
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of the day, it is raining pretty much north and south not all the time. the rain will come and go. for some of us, it will be a damp, mild, drizzly sort of day, with 16, 17 degrees. for others, it could be quite wet with that rain splashing its way through into monday evening as well. but it is going to remain cloudy. this is a mild south—westerly wind brought by this big area of low pressure across the atlantic. and i think particularly on tuesday, we could have some very heavy rain brought in by this tongue of very warm air all the way from the azores. now this is really going to bump up the temperatures are some of us at least on tuesday. despite all the cloud and heavy rain, especially heavy here in wales and maybe the north west of england, it is going to be exceedingly mild right across the country. high teens even where it is raining, without any sunshine, possibly 21 degrees if the sun does come out for any length be of time there in the south—east. and then basically tuesday into wednesday, we have got more weather fronts crossing the country, big low pressure establishes itself across the uk, so spells of wind and rain. i think by the time we get to friday, things are expected to quieten down. it will turn a little bit cooler too, but then the weekend, next weekend is going
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to turn unsettled again. this is bbc news, i'm ben boulos. the headlines: the home secretary, priti patel, says she is looking at a "whole spectrum" of measures to better protect mps following the death of sir david amess. i think it's fair to say we all have to be incredibly self—aware, conscientious, as to how we conduct our business and put safety front and centre of this. issues on social media have been highlighted as part of the discussion around the safety of mps. we take social media very, very seriously. it inflames, it inspires and it drives others to do things that we quite rightly do not
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fit in with our values. a police presence remains at a house in north london, beleieved to be related to the stabbing of sir david amess. the duke and duchess of cambridge arrive at the new environmental award, the earthshot prize, which prince william is awarding tonight. newcastle united fans get in the mood as their team take on tottenham, in theirfirst game under new ownership. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the home secretary, priti patel, is considering a range of measures
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to protect mps at constituency surgeries, following the death of sir david amess, killed in a knife attack on friday. a security review is looking at whether there should be routine police protection, as well as pre—booked surgery appointments. the man arrested following the killing, has been named as ali harbi ali. the 25—year—old is being held under the terrorism act, and officers have until friday to question him. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, has the very latest on the investigation. a significant search operation at a large family house in london as the counterterrorism investigation into the murder of sir david amess mp turned towards the capital today. this is one of three addresses that detectives have visited to gather evidence. yesterday, there was a police guard at this house on a leafy street in north london. today, the search operation intensified. police have also searched a smaller house in croydon where the suspect grew up. the man in custody is ali harbi ali, 25 years old, and a british national of somali heritage.
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he went to school in croydon in south london. a few years ago he was referred to the prevent scheme. he was not an mi5 subjective interest. in leigh on sea, the murdered mp was being remembered at a series of church services. the scheme designed to stop people getting involved in terrorism. in leigh on sea, the murdered mp was being remembered at a series of church services. our community has been rocked by the death of david amis. one man was talking to him on video call moments before he was attacked. i happen to be on zoom. minutes later this attack happened. as the town mourned its long serving member of parliament, we learned more details about sir david's parliamentary assistant witnessed the attack.
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all of a sudden there was a scream from her because the person deliberately whipped out a knife and started stabbing david. and of course the other lady who was out getting names of people and organising them outside came running into find the situation she did where poor david had been stabbed. home secretary priti patel has known sir david for over 30 years. she is encouraging individual mps to discuss risks they face to work out what protection they need. there are a range of measures in place. notjust about saying, let's go for option a, have bodyguards and security. there is a panoply of measures and we have to be proportionate in terms of the risk individuals are subject to. it looks like the killing of said david, allegedly murdered by a man who had apparently booked
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an appointment to see him, could change forever how british politics works. our correspondent, duncan kennedy, is in leigh—on—sea. in essex. duncan? yes, on what has been a pretty _ in essex. duncan? yes, on what has been a pretty sombre _ in essex. duncan? yes, on what has been a pretty sombre day _ in essex. duncan? yes, on what has been a pretty sombre day here - in essex. duncan? yes, on what has been a pretty sombre day here all i in essex. duncan? yes, on what has been a pretty sombre day here all in all, dozens and dozens of people coming to the scene to lay down their flowers and cards, coming to the scene to lay down theirflowers and cards, and coming to the scene to lay down their flowers and cards, and the cards containing some really poignant messages. one read how they were happy that david had served them as an mp, and they praised him for what he had done for this constituency. another card said simply, thank you, to a great gentleman. i also spoke to one or two of those people who came to lay their flowers and cards, two of those people who came to lay theirflowers and cards, and one man who owns a local restaurant where sir david eight on occasion said he saw him the other day and he put his hand up and so david put his hand up and the exchanged a few pleasantries. another man said he came across sir david in a local supermarket last week and ask the mp for a selfie. he said that sir david
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obliged him with a selfie picture, and he should be the picture, and there was sir david amess in a covid mask, with what clearly seemed to be a beaming smile on his face, standing in that supermarket, just a couple of examples of how accessible sir david was to those people here in his constituency, a constituency where he had a majority of more than 14,000. elsewhere, there had been these church services. one just finished at st michael's church, a service for friends and those people who knew sir david. earlier, there was one at st peter's catholic church. sir david was of course a devout catholic. the priest there spoke of the genuine warmth of sir david's smile and he said that sir david's smile and he said that sir david amess was a man who listened to absolutely everyone. {leia david amess was a man who listened to absolutely everyone.— to absolutely everyone. 0k, duncan, thank ou to absolutely everyone. 0k, duncan, thank you very _ to absolutely everyone. 0k, duncan, thank you very much. _ to absolutely everyone. 0k, duncan, thank you very much. duncan - to absolutely everyone. 0k, duncan, l thank you very much. duncan kennedy for us in leigh—on—sea in essex. the speaker of the house
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of commons, who helps oversee security around mps, says lessons must be learned, after what he called the "hideous killing" of sir david amess. mps are warning of increasing hostility towards politicans. our political correspondent damian grammaticas explains. in leigh—on sea today, more tributes for sir david amess. many have come from his constituents but some from neighbouring mps. the killing of one of their number has shaken many. this morning across the airwaves there were stories of how they had faced threats as well. do you feel safe doing yourjob going around your constituency? not really, no. if i'm honest. mps are treated as if we weren't humans. we have seen the encouragement of a climate often of hostility towards members of parliament. i have had people writing in my office will, "why. don't you kill yourself?" staff are pretty scared most of the time. i had a threat to abduct my children. this from one friend
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of sir david amess. there is now obviously a fear there is bad people out there who want to do harm. and david is a victim of that. so i'm afraid it will change things. some mps have had guards before now. the review of mps' safety may consider if this should be offered to all. order, order. the speaker of the commons, who has overseen the review, says mps have to be protected but with democracy and openness as well. i don't want to go into a knee jerk reaction. i tragically, we have lost our friends, sir david amess. . our thoughts are with his family. i want to say we must do the right thing and make the best come - out of this hideous, _ hideous killing of our colleague. and what i would say is that we will look. at all different measures.
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and those measures may involve more than protecting physical venues. some say a culture of abuse and threats online has to be tackled too. the mp chairing a committee looking at the online harms bill says people should not be able to hide identities. if someone uses a false name when they create an account, there should be information about the individual so police can access it as part of an investigation and users should know even if they are not using their real name when they post, they can and will be identified if they create and cause harm to other people. so the repercussions of this killing may go far. first, tomorrow, the nation's politicians will meet in parliament to remember sir david amess. well, the conservative mp tobias ellwood said he would recommend that mps pause holding surgeries following sir david's killing. hejoins us now. mr ellwood, is that something you still believe is necessary? if so, for how long should they pause those
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surgeries? for how long should they pause those surueries? ., ~ for how long should they pause those surueries? . ~ , ., for how long should they pause those surueries? ., ~' ,, ., surgeries? thank you for inviting me on. iwill surgeries? thank you for inviting me on. i will make _ surgeries? thank you for inviting me on. i will make it— surgeries? thank you for inviting me on. i will make it really _ surgeries? thank you for inviting me on. i will make it really clear - surgeries? thank you for inviting me on. i will make it really clear that - on. i will make it really clear that there _ on. i will make it really clear that there is_ on. i will make it really clear that there is an — on. i will make it really clear that there is an absolute passion do not see that _ there is an absolute passion do not see that link, that important communication, between mps' accessibility removed. that has been identified _ accessibility removed. that has been identified right across parliament andindeedin identified right across parliament and indeed in the public as well. i look and indeed in the public as well. i took at _ and indeed in the public as well. i look at these events through the prism _ look at these events through the prism of— look at these events through the prism of security. the killer was linked _ prism of security. the killer was linked with— prism of security. the killer was linked with extremism, that has now been established. he was on a home office _ been established. he was on a home office watch list. so this is being treated _ office watch list. so this is being treated as — office watch list. so this is being treated as a terrorist attack. he was self— treated as a terrorist attack. he was self ratified, alone operative, and the _ was self ratified, alone operative, and the police are concerned about copycat _ and the police are concerned about copycat attacks. so yes, as we move forward — copycat attacks. so yes, as we move forward in — copycat attacks. so yes, as we move forward in the way you have been discussing — forward in the way you have been discussing today, we have to do that in a rational, — discussing today, we have to do that in a rational, sensible and safe measure _ in a rational, sensible and safe measure. already some neighbour—macs i measure. already some neighbour—macs i having _ measure. already some neighbour—macs i having to _ measure. already some neighbour—macs i having to he _ measure. already some neighbour—macs i having to be escorted and looked after by _ i having to be escorted and looked after by police present —— already some _ after by police present —— already some mps— after by police present —— already some mps are having to be escorted. i am some mps are having to be escorted. i am simply— some mps are having to be escorted. i am simply looking at this from a wider— i am simply looking at this from a wider perspective to say that until
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we fully— wider perspective to say that until we fully understand this threat we are actually dealing with, then we have a _ are actually dealing with, then we have a duty of care are not just to mp5, _ have a duty of care are not just to mps. the — have a duty of care are not just to mp5, the staff, but also to the mps, the staff, but also to the public— mps, the staff, but also to the public itself, but far be it for me to advise — public itself, but far be it for me to advise any member of parliament. each individual has to make their ownjudgment. i gave these comments on friday— ownjudgment. i gave these comments on friday nightjust ownjudgment. i gave these comments on friday night just after this happen _ on friday night just after this happen. absolutely, we must stand up to terrorism. _ happen. absolutely, we must stand up to terrorism, and i make that very ciear~ _ to terrorism, and i make that very ciear~ i_ to terrorism, and i make that very ciear~ i hope — to terrorism, and i make that very clear. i hope i am seen as one of the first— clear. i hope i am seen as one of the first people able to do that. we must _ the first people able to do that. we must not _ the first people able to do that. we must not let the terrorists alter our way — must not let the terrorists alter our way of _ must not let the terrorists alter our way of life, but as we move forward — our way of life, but as we move forward and push back against this we must _ forward and push back against this we must do it in a responsible way. have _ we must do it in a responsible way. have you _ we must do it in a responsible way. have you yourself been in situations where you have filled your security, safety or that of those working around you was compromised or, you know, you felt unsafe at any point, when you are just going about their daily work of an mp? yes. when you are just going about their daily work of an mp?— when you are just going about their daily work of an mp? yes, we'll have brushes this — daily work of an mp? yes, we'll have brushes this sort _ daily work of an mp? yes, we'll have brushes this sort of... _ daily work of an mp? yes, we'll have brushes this sort of... these - brushes this sort of... these events _ brushes this sort of... these events we _ brushes this sort of... these events. we should also make it clear that it _ events. we should also make it clear that it is _ events. we should also make it clear that it is not — events. we should also make it clear that it is notjust mps, it is many people _ that it is notjust mps, it is many people who — that it is notjust mps, it is many people who work in the front line in our world — people who work in the front line in our world. you know, bus drivers,
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nurses, _ our world. you know, bus drivers, nurses, social— our world. you know, bus drivers, nurses, social care and so on. the difference — nurses, social care and so on. the difference here, and i stress this, we are _ difference here, and i stress this, we are dealing with islamic extremism, which after 9/11, 20 years— extremism, which after 9/11, 20 years ago. — extremism, which after 9/11, 20 years ago, burst into our lives, this— years ago, burst into our lives, this new— years ago, burst into our lives, this new form of asymmetric warfare. individuals _ this new form of asymmetric warfare. individuals believing that what they are doing _ individuals believing that what they are doing is for some form ofjust cause _ are doing is for some form ofjust cause we — are doing is for some form ofjust cause. we still haven't managed to deal with— cause. we still haven't managed to deal with that. that is why individuals are then radicalised and believe _ individuals are then radicalised and believe they are going to be rewarded for such behaviour. so there _ rewarded for such behaviour. so there is— rewarded for such behaviour. so there is a — rewarded for such behaviour. so there is a bigger theological question here we need to answer, and until we _ question here we need to answer, and until we do— question here we need to answer, and until we do so i'm afraid we will continue — until we do so i'm afraid we will continue to— until we do so i'm afraid we will continue to see attacks such as this take place — continue to see attacks such as this take place. its continue to see attacks such as this take lace. �* , i. continue to see attacks such as this take lace. a i. continue to see attacks such as this take place-— take place. as you say, those questions. — take place. as you say, those questions, but _ take place. as you say, those questions, but also _ take place. as you say, those questions, but also the - take place. as you say, those - questions, but also the questions i discussed with your colleague, damian collins, mp, about tackling the problem is online and the hostility and extremism that can flourish in some dark corners of social media, and how you go about trying to deal with that without pushing it so far underground that the problem doesn't go away butjust ends up being more hidden. yes.
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the problem doesn't go away butjust ends up being more hidden. yeai ends up being more hidden. yes, i think this is _ ends up being more hidden. yes, i think this is exactly _ ends up being more hidden. yes, i think this is exactly where - ends up being more hidden. yes, i think this is exactly where priti - think this is exactly where priti patel— think this is exactly where priti patei the — think this is exactly where priti patel the home secretary and indeed speaker— patel the home secretary and indeed speaker want to widen this important enquiry. _ speaker want to widen this important enquiry, this review into mp security. _ enquiry, this review into mp security, this ability to be anonymous and express hate and express— anonymous and express hate and express anger, and also the wider method _ express anger, and also the wider method in — express anger, and also the wider method in which we are having debates— method in which we are having debates now. i not only disagree with you — debates now. i not only disagree with you but i also hate you because of the _ with you but i also hate you because of the position you take. you know, and we _ of the position you take. you know, and we have — of the position you take. you know, and we have seen this in american politics— and we have seen this in american politics to — and we have seen this in american politics to some degree, where you simply— politics to some degree, where you simply cannot agree to disagree, and ithink— simply cannot agree to disagree, and i think it _ simply cannot agree to disagree, and i think it has — simply cannot agree to disagree, and i think it has spilled over here as well, _ i think it has spilled over here as well, not — i think it has spilled over here as well, not least because i think tensions— well, not least because i think tensions are high as well. it's not an excuse — tensions are high as well. it's not an excuse at— tensions are high as well. it's not an excuse at all. it has been a tough — an excuse at all. it has been a tough couple of years because of covid, _ tough couple of years because of covid, but — tough couple of years because of covid, but nevertheless the ability for us _ covid, but nevertheless the ability for us to— covid, but nevertheless the ability for us to debate things and have sensible — for us to debate things and have sensible conversations without spitting — sensible conversations without spilling into this area of heat absolutely needs to be addressed, and the _ absolutely needs to be addressed, and the fact that it is so easy today— and the fact that it is so easy today this _ and the fact that it is so easy today this —— this area of hate. not announcing — today this —— this area of hate. not announcing who you actually are, you can be _ announcing who you actually are, you can be anonymous online and you can
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actually— can be anonymous online and you can actually show and vent your aggression in a way that i don't think— aggression in a way that i don't think you — aggression in a way that i don't think you could have done ten or 20 years— think you could have done ten or 20 years ago — think you could have done ten or 20 ears auo. think you could have done ten or 20 earsauo. think you could have done ten or 20 ears auo. .,, .,, years ago. 0k. tobias ellwood, conservative _ years ago. 0k. tobias ellwood, conservative mp, _ years ago. 0k. tobias ellwood, conservative mp, thank - years ago. 0k. tobias ellwood, conservative mp, thank you - years ago. 0k. tobias ellwood, l conservative mp, thank you very much. thank you. a soldier who died during an army training exercise on salisbury plain has been named. private jethro watson—pickering, who was 23, of the 1st yorkshire regiment, was part of a crew operating an armoured vehicle near enford in wiltshire, on friday. the yorkshire regiment said on facebook that its thoughts and prayers were with private watson—pickering's family. a murder inquiry is under way in glasgow after a 14—year—old boy was stabbed in the city. justin mclaughlin was seriously injured at high street station yesterday afternoon, later dying in hospital. our scotland correspondent alexandra mckenzie has given us this update from the scene. there is still quite a lot of police activity here outside the station and some floral tributes have been laid. we understand that a fight had
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broken out on the train that spilled out onto the platform here and the 14—year—old was stabbed down on the platform. police scotland put out a statement this afternoon and said this was a shocking act of violence in broad daylight, which had seen a boy tragically lose his life. they also said this happened on a saturday afternoon. it would have been very busy here in the middle of the city. they have asked anyone to come forward, anyone who saw anything suspicious at all. the 14—year—old, justin mclaughlin, he went to school in coatbridge, saint ambrose high school. the headmaster there has paid tribute to him and said that he was a valued member of the community and would be missed by pupils and staff. the community and would be missed by pupils and staff-— pupils and staff. alexander mckenzie re ”ortin.
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, alexandra mackenzie reporting. —— alexandra mackenzie reporting. the government's latest coronavirus figures show, there were 45,140 new infections recorded in the latest 24—hour period. another 57 deaths have been recorded — that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive test. on vaccinations, 85.9% of the population aged 12 and over, have had theirfirst dose, and 78.9% percent have been double jabbed. the duke of cambridge will call for society to "unite in repairing our planet", when he takes to the stage, for the presentation of his inaugural environmental award. here he is arriving at the ceremony�*s green carpet with the duchess of cambridge a few moments ago. the earthshot prize will celebrate five winners, who've come up with the best solutions to tackle the world's environmental problems. our media and arts correspondent, david sillito has more. each year we will award five £1 million — each year we will award five £1 million prizes to those who we believe — million prizes to those who we believe can transform our chances of
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repairing _ believe can transform our chances of repairing our— believe can transform our chances of repairing our planet... believe can transform our chances of repairing our planet. . ._ repairing our planet... inspired by president kennedy's _ repairing our planet... inspired by president kennedy's moonshot . president kennedy's moonshot challenge in the 60s, earthshot is a challenge in the 60s, earthshot is a challenge to find environmental solutions. if challenge to find environmental solutions. ., ., ., . ,, solutions. if we want to tackle this, aet solutions. if we want to tackle this. get on — solutions. if we want to tackle this, get on the _ solutions. if we want to tackle this, get on the front - solutions. if we want to tackle this, get on the front foot, - solutions. if we want to tackle this, get on the front foot, we solutions. if we want to tackle - this, get on the front foot, we have to bring _ this, get on the front foot, we have to bring people with us. people have to bring people with us. people have to think— to bring people with us. people have to think there is a chance and that we can— to think there is a chance and that we can fix— to think there is a chance and that we can fix this and that is what the earthshot— we can fix this and that is what the earthshot prize is about, providing solutions— earthshot prize is about, providing solutions to some of the world's biggest — solutions to some of the world's biggest environmental problems. among _ biggest environmental problems. among the supporters of prince william's initiative, his father, prince charles, who tweeted that we need to come together to build a sustainable future we so desperately need. pa. sustainable future we so desperately need. �* , , ., , sustainable future we so desperately need. �* ,, ., , ., sustainable future we so desperately need. ,, ., ,, need. a less wild world is a less stable world. _ need. a less wild world is a less stable world. another _ need. a less wild world is a less | stable world. another supporter, david attenborough. _ stable world. another supporter, david attenborough. that's - stable world. another supporter, david attenborough. that's why l stable world. another supporter, david attenborough. that's why i a . reed to david attenborough. that's why i agreed to join — david attenborough. that's why i agreed to join the _ david attenborough. that's why i agreed to join the earthshot - david attenborough. that's why i | agreed to join the earthshot prize agreed tojoin the earthshot prize councii _ agreed tojoin the earthshot prize councii i— agreed to 'oin the earthshot prize council. ., . ., ., , council. i noticed i are inventors in my street _ council. i noticed i are inventors in my street using _ council. i noticed i are inventors in my street using charcoal... i council. i noticed i are inventors i in my street using charcoal... fight might— in my street using charcoal... fight might be _ in my street using charcoal... fight might be on— in my street using charcoal... fight might be on all of this is a desire to move — might be on all of this is a desire to move beyond the often gloomy headlines —— i noticed the iron
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setters — headlines —— i noticed the iron sellers on _ headlines —— i noticed the iron sellers on my street. headlines -- i noticed the iron sellers on my street.- headlines -- i noticed the iron sellers on my street. among the finalists, this _ sellers on my street. among the finalists, this 14-year-old - sellers on my street. among the finalists, this 14-year-old from i finalists, this 14—year—old from india, who has designed a solar powered ironing art that can even charge mobile phones. across london, to mark this moment, and environmental light show at a number of landmarks, most notably a green buckingham palace. well, our media and arts correspondent david silitto is at ceremony�*s green carpet speaking to some of the guests attending tonight's event. yes, the first earthshot city, london, where it is all taking place today, and i'm joined by the mayor of london, sadiq khan. five categories. which one interests you in terms of the actual projects that have come forward and are being discussed today? firstly, it's really exciting what prince william is seeking to do, to see if over the next ten years we can save the planet. the category that really excites me is cleaning the air. there are five categories. obviously climate change, nature, waste, the oceans, but i think that's the area where we have to make a real
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priority, particularly in london, because in cities you can't see this poisonous, toxic air. and so what he is trying to do is come up with bold, innovative ideas to crack it. one of the ideas is from a 14—year—old who wants to replace charcoal—fired ironing carts with solar—powered carts. is this sort of replicable in a city like london, something along those lines? well, it has to be, because one of the challenges we have is to make sure that those of us in the global north who has of us in the global north who have benefited over the last 200 years can help — those in the global south, and what the prince is trying to do is each year give those with great ideas the funding to scale them up, and it's really exciting. this is about more than just funding, though. it's also about raising
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awareness and getting politicians to go, "right, i really am going to do something." if you want to do something about air pollution, it would be about banning cars from certain parts of london, those sorts of things, that's what really makes a difference? well, look, this year of cop26 it is really important we come together. we had to do bold things. in london we have the first low emissions zone covering 4 million londoners up to the north and _ covering 4 million londoners up to the north and south _ covering 4 million londoners up to the north and south circular. - covering 4 million londoners up to the north and south circular. we have _ the north and south circular. we have already seen the first face, cleaning — have already seen the first face, cleaning the air in central london by almost — cleaning the air in central london by almost a half and we will go even io by almost a half and we will go even go even _ by almost a half and we will go even go even further even faster. do by almost a half and we will go even go even further even faster.- go even further even faster. do you think ou go even further even faster. do you think you can _ go even further even faster. do you think you can do — go even further even faster. do you think you can do this _ go even further even faster. do you think you can do this in _ go even further even faster. do you think you can do this in the - go even further even faster. do you think you can do this in the teeth i think you can do this in the teeth of opposition? there will be a lot of opposition? there will be a lot of people going, frankly, if i can't drive my car i can exist in a city like london?— drive my car i can exist in a city like london? ., , like london? one of the things the prince is trying _ like london? one of the things the prince is trying to _ like london? one of the things the prince is trying to do _ like london? one of the things the prince is trying to do is _ like london? one of the things the prince is trying to do is educate - prince is trying to do is educate iron in— prince is trying to do is educate iron in a — prince is trying to do is educate iron in a non—patronising my —— educate — iron in a non—patronising my —— educate us, _ iron in a non—patronising my —— educate us, with bold solutions. in previous— educate us, with bold solutions. in previous decades politicians have been _ previous decades politicians have been bowled. they cleaned up the l rey been bowled. they cleaned up the grey smog in the centre of our city. i'm confident this generation of politicians can clean up the air. it is really— politicians can clean up the air. it is really important to stop we can either— is really important to stop we can either be — is really important to stop we can either be the first generation to -et either be the first generation to get it— either be the first generation to get it or— either be the first generation to get it or the last one that doesn't. sadig _ get it or the last one that doesn't. sadiq khan, thank you very much indeed. i will let you go inside for
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this year's inaugural earthshot prize. that will be on bbc one tonight, five winners, £1 million each. but more than that, it is about raising awareness. inspiration from president kennedy's moonshot in the 60s. this and an earthshot, trying to bring solutions to the environmental problems and debate. thank you. that environmental problems and debate. thank ou. . ,, ., thank you. that was david sillitoe with the mayor — thank you. that was david sillitoe with the mayor of _ thank you. that was david sillitoe with the mayor of london, - thank you. that was david sillitoe with the mayor of london, sadiq l with the mayor of london, sadiq khan. a line of breaking news... the newcastle and tottenham game has been stopped after 41 minutes. we are hearing that is apparently because of a medical emergency in the crowd. it has been stopped for several minutes now and in a further update we have heard the players have been taking off the pitch. this is of course newcastle united's first game under new ownership, but that line of breaking news that we are getting, the newcastle and tottenham game has been stopped after 41 minutes, the players taken off the pitch, apparently because of a medical emergency in the crowd. we
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will keep across that and bring you any developments as we get them, right here on bbc news. in the meantime let's turn our attention to other news... the government has taken over the running of the southeastern rail network, which connects kent and parts of east sussex with london. the move was announced last month after govia, which had been running the franchise, failed to declare more than £25 million of taxpayerfunding. passengers have been told they are unlikely to see any immediate changes to services. at least 25 people have been killed and others are missing in the southern indian state of kerala, after heavy rain caused landslides and floods. homes were damaged and trees and power lines were brought down. many towns and villages remain cut off. the indian military are assisting emergency teams. former us president bill clinton has left hospital in california. president clinton here accompanied by his wife hilary walked out of the southern california hospital where he was being treated
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for a urological infection. the former president was admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit on tuesday after suffering from fatigue. the us real estate heir, robert durst, has been hospitalised with covid, just days after he was sentenced to life in prison. on thursday, he was found guilty of murdering his best friend susan berman in 2000, to stop her talking to the police about his wife's disappearance. the 78—year—old has other medical issues, and is on a ventilator. the grand mosque in the muslim holy city of mecca in saudi arabia has begun operating at full capacity again, following the easing of restrictions imposed because of the pandemic. markers on the floor that helped worshippers stay socially distanced have been removed, and they've been allowed to pray as they used to — shoulder—to—shoulder. however all visitors to the mosque must be fully vaccinated and continue to wear face masks.
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now, in one of the more unusual stories we have brought you on bbc news... pigs have been deployed at one of europe's busiest airports to keep geese away from farmland between the runways. the bbc�*s correspondent in the netherlands anna holligan has been to see them in action. are pigs the new scarecrows? i think pigs are the best scarecrows you can have. they are really big, large, moving, and they are a natural way of keeping the geese away. but their greatest attribute here is their appetite. they really like to eat everything. the idea is they'll gobble up leftovers from the sugar beet harvest, removing the crop residue from this freshly turned soil that usually entices the winged trespassers. this is the sugar beet. when they harvest the crop, they take the sugar beet out. they sell the crop, and they leave
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the top of the crop, the harvest residue over here, and the birds really like it. but the pigs are here first, so they eat it, and that is why the birds fly over and search for another place. this pig patrol is being used in combination with technological innovations like sound generators and green lasers that spook the geese. they are watching 24/7. we have bird detection radars at schiphol. birds learn pretty fast. so we have to keep innovating with the measures. when you look around, this land is below sea level. it's fertile farmland. it's very attractive for geese especially. you're battling against nature really here. and the pigs can play a role on this front line.
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they sure can, yeah. these are sensitive, intelligent creatures, so i am curious about how they feel being so close to the runways. here they've got, like, four soccer fields. they have the same houses, the same water system and feed system. so it is really normal to keep them this way. these snuffling swine are part of a six—week pilot project, and if they are successful in keeping the birds and geese away from the runway, then similar projects could be trotted out at airports all over the world. anna holligan, bbc news, schiphol. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz schafernaker. well, damp and mild, i think that's the best way how to describe the weather for most of us today. but having said that, a little bit of sunshine certainly in the forecast
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through the afternoon across the south and the southwest. that could bump up temperatures to around 17 but for most of us, it is going to stay cloudy through the evening and through the night, little pieces of rain. and, in fact, we've got more wet weather heading our way for tomorrow. it's just approaching ireland in the early hours monday morning and of it, very, very mild, double temperatures for most of us first thing. and certainly by mid morning, we've got rain moving to the southwest and across many western areas of the uk, most of that rain will end up, i think, in the north. but extremely mild tomorrow, 18, maybe 19 and that is despite all of the cloud and rain. and take a look at the temperatures, they could get up to around 20 or 21 in the southeast on tuesday and then it turns cooler and a little bit more settled for friday.
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this is bbc world news, the headlines. the bbc has learned that a man detained on suspicion the home secretary, priti patel, says she is looking at a "whole spectrum" of measures to better protect mps following the death of sir david amess. i think it's fair to say that we all have to be incredibly self—aware, conscientious as to how we conduct our business and put safety front and centre of this. issues on social media have been highlighted as part of the discussion around the safety of mps
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we ta ke we take social media very seriously.

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