this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm: former conservative prime minister, sirjohn major, accuses borisjohnson�*s government of acting in a "shameful" manner — over the owen paterson row. i think the way the government handled that was shameful and wrong and unworthy of this or indeed any government. rapper travis scott says he's "absolutely devastated" by the deaths of eight people at the texas festival where he was performing. at least 99 people have died in an oil tanker explosion in sierra leone after the lorry collided with another vehicle in the capital, freetown. tens of thousands of people march through glasgow demanding new steps to tackle global warming — one of more than 100 climate protests taking
place across the uk. we must demand that our leaders stop holding meaningless summits and start taking meaningful action. and norwich city sack manager daniel farke — despite picking up theirfirst of the season at brentford earlier. and in half an hour — jordan dunbar reports on unregulated mental health treatment online. the former conservative prime minister, sirjohn major, has strongly criticised the government, saying its attempt this week to overturn the suspension of a tory mp — who'd beenjudged to have broken lobbying rules — was both "shameful and wrong." he said the government's actions
were "unworthy of this or any government," and fitted a pattern of behaviour that he believed, was "un—conservative." here's our political correspondent, chris mason. very few are granted the privilege of living here. and so the verdict of those that have on the man who now does matter. particularly when they are in the same party. and even more so when a former tory prime minister brands the current tory prime minister's government as perhaps politically corrupt. it seems to me, as a lifelong conservative, that much of what they are doing is very un—conservative in its behaviour. there are many strands to this that go well beyond the standards committee imbroglio of the last few days, there is a general whiff of "we are the masters now" about their behaviour. it has to stop, and it has to stop soon. he's referring to the former
cabinet minister owen paterson. he was facing a 30 days�* commons suspension and the possibility of a by—election for breaking rules round the work he did for private companies alongside being an mp. but the government tried to block or delay that, until, at least, it changed its mind. i think the way the government handled that was shameful and wrong and unworthy of this or indeed any government. it also had the effect of trashing the reputation of parliament. if there is one man who knows a thing or two about how damaging sleaze can be to a government, it is sirjohn major, it came at least in part to define his time in office. and we should remember he is no fan of borisjohnson, and hasn't been for some time. nonetheless, it is quite something to hear a critique as wide and deep from a former tory prime minister. parliament cannot be the plaything of any prime minister or indeed any government, this government has done a number of things that concern me deeply. they have broken the law,
i have in mind the illegal prorogation of parliament which i went to the supreme court about. they have broken treaties, i have in mind the northern ireland protocol. they have broken their word on many occasions, the one i find most odious was the cut in overseas aid. so if you are in the government now, what on earth do you say in response to all of this? obviously i disagree withjohn major, disagree with him on quite a few issues but in particular this one, i accept with hindsight the government has made this clear, that with hindsight it was a mistake to try to bring that through on the timing we did, but it doesn't mean it wasn't the right thing to try to do. a statement added that ministers hoped to find a resolution to the northern ireland protocol, consensually. this has without question been a bumpy few days for the government, entirely of its own making. as critics within the conservative party and beyond ask sharp questions about the prime minister's judgment.
chris mason, bbc news, at westminster. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. reviewing them tonight — political commentatorjo phillips and nigel nelson — the political editor of the sunday mirror and sunday people. travis scott says he's devastated after eight people died in a crush at the opening night of his music festival in texas. police there say panic broke out after the crowd began to surge towards the front of the stage, at scott's astroworld event. the festival has now been called off. nomia iqbal�*s report has flashing images in it. after the pandemic kept people away last year, fans turned up for the festival in texas in their thousands. it has been hard just like being stuck in the house. unforgettable. that is the best way i can put it. but on the first night
of the two—day event, something went wrong. a crowd surged towards the stage as rapper travis scott performed. it is not clear what set the crowd in motion. the injured were given medical help, while the music continued, many not realising what happened. the performance was eventually stopped as a mass casualty incident was declared. the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, ok, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries, people began to fall out, become unconscious. 17 people were taken to hospital, 11 in cardiac arrest. officials have urged people not to jump to conclusions about what caused the surge. tonight's focus, though, needs to be on the families, and on the lives that we lost, many of them extremely young, tragically young.
astroworld is a festival founded by travis scott, who is from houston. he is the partner of kyliejenner, one of the world's highest paid social media influencers. she has been criticised for posting videos of ambulances at the festival on instagram, which she has now removed. in a statement, travis scott said he is absolutely devastated about what has happened, and said he is committed to working with officials to find out what went wrong. we are expecting to hear from the mayor of houston shortly in a news conference, and as soon as he begins to speak we will bring that to you live. at least 99 people have died in an oil tanker explosion, in sierra leone.
the blast happened after the lorry collided with another vehicle in the capital, freetown. at least 100 people have been injured. umaru fofana reports. the blast happened in eastern freetown after a truck is thought to have rammed into a petrol tanker. people rushed to collect the leaking fuel, causing a heavy trafficjam, according to eyewitness accounts. there was a vast explosion, leaving fireballs spreading through the crowds. vehicles in the traffic jam were set alight, hospitals in freetown are overwhelmed with injured people, many in critical condition. most of the dead have been taken to the central mortuary. we started transporting bodies from 11 until four o'clock. the last of the bodies, i had to convey them with some soldiers to the morgue so we could get a total headcount. just outside here are anxious relatives who have been asked to come and identify their loved ones. obviously, some of the bodies are beyond recognition so that is going to be very tricky
for them to do but also a very emotional scene here. some of them have moved from hospital to hospital, trying to see if their loved ones are actually either admitted or in fact dead. the country's vice president called the incident a national disaster. on behalf of the president, the government and the entire people of sierra leone, who sympathise with you about this accident. police, soldiers and firefighters have worked through the night to clear the scene. rescuers expect the death toll to mount. the mayor of freetown, yvonne aki—sawyer, is currently in the uk for the cop26 climate summit, and about to fly back to sierra leone. she's been telling the bbc more about the explosion. this is a result of the crowd coming towards the tanker and trying to get petrol and unfortunately somewhere,
perhaps a cigarette butt, and the explosion happened. devastating, with 98 dead, and 92 injured, very, very severe injuries. i've been speaking to doctors and this is a level two disaster, which means the national disaster management agency is the lead. i've joined them on conference calls today, working also with our freetown council team, trying to see how best we can support the injured and also play a role in matching families to the dead people. a fourth paddleboarder has died and a woman has been arrested after after a group of paddleboarders got into difficulty on a river in pembrokeshire last week. megan paterson reports. gathered with their boards to remember paul o'dwyer, his life and his passion. a paddle out�*s reserved really
for very special people, it's a surfing tradition, and we thought it was very fitting, at a tough time for the surf club, to come together and really celebrate someone who was a great guy. paul o'dwyer was one of four paddleboarders who died after getting into difficulty on the river cleddau in haverfordwest, a week ago. morgan rogers and nicola wheatley also lost their lives. andrea powell spent a week in hospital in a critical condition, but died yesterday from her injuries. five other people were part of the paddleboarding excursion — they were rescued uninjured. a weather warning for heavy rain was in place when the group, part of south wales paddleboarders, went out. the river was high and fast flowing. police confirmed today a woman from the south wales area has been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter. she has been released under investigation. megan patterson, bbc news. marches have been taking place in more than 200 cities around
the world as part of what's being described as the "global day of action for climate justice". tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of glasgow — where the cop26 climate talks are ongoing. with more, here's our scotland correspondent, lorna gordon. even the driving rain and wind couldn't keep them away. this the biggest protest march through glasgow during cop. the city's streets full, some had travelled just a short distance to get here, others from the sharp end of the changing climate. i come from the philippines and i am an indigenous person from the mountains, and this is personally important to me, because climate change is killing my people. it is killing indigenous peoples round the world. we are at the front line of the impacts of climate change, but we have the least carbon footprint. if the climate summit has so far focused on the decisions made by world leaders and teams gathered here in glasgow, today
is about the people, the thousands gathered calling for change. discussions inside cop today focusing on nature. tough topics including the timetable for reviewing emissions cuts, raising finance for the poorest countries and the rules for checking that countries and companies keep their promises still lie ahead. this afternoon was mostly peaceful. but there were a small number of arrests, including this group of scientists being led away by police, after blocking a bridge. organisers of today's events say there were over 300 climate demonstrations worldwide, from the streets of london... to here in amsterdam... to sydney in australia. and people from round the world taking to the stage in glasgow, calling for action from
those in charge. i don't have many expectations for the official cop conference but hopefully all this people getting together will put pressure on the decision makers. i don't know where we will be in ten, 20 years so i am out here with my mum, gran, grandad. i don't believe it until i see any results and there is no law—abiding commitments so we will have to see, i think it is all for show. those marching here today on a wet and dark november afternoon will be hoping for positive news during the final week of talks but it is not too late to deliver the substantial change they want. lorna gordon, bbc news, glasgow. joining me now is olly armstrong. he was part of the group organising the climate march and rally in birmingham today. he's also a labour councillor at birmingham city council. thank you for talking to us. how many people do you reckon were out
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of pounds in dollars internationally to uplift those countries that are massively struggling already. it means insisting that we have good green jobs for the working class nationally and internationally, and all of those things, currently our leaders are totally failing. ﬁnd all of those things, currently our leaders are totally failing. and how will marching _ leaders are totally failing. and how will marching make _ leaders are totally failing. and how will marching make them - leaders are totally failing. and how will marching make them do - leaders are totally failing. and how will marching make them do what. leaders are totally failing. and how i will marching make them do what you want? a . will marching make them do what you want? a, . , will marching make them do what you want? . , ., ., want? marching is a gathering point, it is symbolic. _ want? marching is a gathering point, it is symbolic, literal _ want? marching is a gathering point, it is symbolic, literal and _ it is symbolic, literal and metaphorical and i absolutely agree, if you just march and protest it doesn't do anything but when you do a big shout out to the black lives matter movement to raise the bar are notjust matter movement to raise the bar are not just gathering matter movement to raise the bar are notjust gathering and protesting back pushing for actual change, so i think we should be acting, so to answer your question what we do next is we push for political change, we get people to push all the levers they hold to act as if this is an emergency, notjust a nuisance. they hold to act as if this is an emergency, notjusta nuisance. do emergency, not 'ust a nuisance. do ou, emergency, notjust a nuisance. do you, when you look at the world leaders when they were in glasgow, do you believe that they are
serious? that they get it. the fact that ou serious? that they get it. the fact that you can _ serious? that they get it. the fact that you can ask _ serious? that they get it. the fact that you can ask that _ serious? that they get it. the fact that you can ask that question, i l that you can ask that question, i think even they don't know they do, we have a disconnect between those who hold the most part don't see the impact on the most vulnerable right now, so we have this real disconnect. there has been some action but none of it is yet good enough. action but none of it is yet good enou:h. ~ . , action but none of it is yet good enou:h. ~ ., , ., action but none of it is yet good enou~h.~ ., , ., action but none of it is yet good enou.h_ . ., , ., ., , ., enough. what else do you want before this co 26 enough. what else do you want before this cop26 wraps _ enough. what else do you want before this cop26 wraps up? _ enough. what else do you want before this cop26 wraps up? it _ enough. what else do you want before this cop26 wraps up? it is _ enough. what else do you want before this cop26 wraps up? it is not - enough. what else do you want before this cop26 wraps up? it is not about i this cop26 wraps up? it is not about when it wraps _ this cop26 wraps up? it is not about when it wraps up. _ this cop26 wraps up? it is not about when it wraps up. you _ this cop26 wraps up? it is not about when it wraps up. you are _ this cop26 wraps up? it is not about when it wraps up. you are right, - this cop26 wraps up? it is not about when it wraps up. you are right, it | when it wraps up. you are right, it is ongoing. _ when it wraps up. you are right, it is ongoing. of— when it wraps up. you are right, it is ongoing, of course, _ when it wraps up. you are right, it is ongoing, of course, but - when it wraps up. you are right, it is ongoing, of course, but when i when it wraps up. you are right, it i is ongoing, of course, but when they all off back home and start dealing with domestic issues again. what all off back home and start dealing with domestic issues again. what we want is people _ with domestic issues again. what we want is people to _ with domestic issues again. what we want is people to hold _ with domestic issues again. what we want is people to hold to _ with domestic issues again. what we want is people to hold to their- want is people to hold to their promises. in all kinds of politics. and across the world, that is what people are crying out for, politicians who stick to the promises they have made an act on them, they talk about difficult decisions all the time but they never seem to be an inconvenience on their lives. we want to see politicians act on the promises they have made on the climate emergency
is they have declared, and transform their policies and legislation locally, regionally, nationally, internationally, so that peoples lives are saved, because it is an emergency. to lives are saved, because it is an emergency-— lives are saved, because it is an emeruen . ., . ~ ., ~ ., emergency. to walk the walk, not 'ust talk emergency. to walk the walk, not just talk the _ emergency. to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. _ emergency. to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. absolutely, - emergency. to walk the walk, not j just talk the talk. absolutely, well said. just talk the talk. absolutely, well said- thank _ just talk the talk. absolutely, well said. thank you _ just talk the talk. absolutely, well said. thank you for _ just talk the talk. absolutely, well said. thank you for coming - just talk the talk. absolutely, well said. thank you for coming on, . said. thank you for coming on, counsel armstrong. _ said. thank you for coming on, counsel armstrong. take - said. thank you for coming on, counsel armstrong. take care. j said. thank you for coming on, l counsel armstrong. take care. ? councillor armstrong. yorkshire county cricket club has launched an investigation after a second ex—player alleged he too was subjected to repeated racial abuse. it comes after an independent report, which found cricketer azeem rafiq had been the victim of harrassment and the equality and human rights commission has now asked to see to see the full report and is considering whether to take action. simon jones has more. a racism row that has rocked notjust yorkshire, but the cricketing world. azeem rafiq was the victim of racial harassment but the club took no disciplinary action. now, claims by a second unnamed former player are being looked into. they tend to say yorkshire
is one place, it's either my way or the hard way, to be honest. and they really need to sort of... i think theyjust haven't really understood what inclusivity and diversity really means. yorkshire now has a new chair, lord kamlesh patel. in a statement, he said: those past errors will now be looked at by the equality and human rights commission. it has asked for the full independent report into what happened to azeem rafiq to consider whether there has been a breach of the law. the mayor of west yorkshire has described recent events as "shameful". i am really hoping that this is an opportunity to change at the very top, and i do notice that lord patel has come in to steer some of that transition. it's time for change, root and branch change, and let's hope we see that leadership
that has been sadly missing. a gathering calling forjustice for azeem will take place outside headingley this afternoon. today will prove that all yorkshire people are resilient. we are all prepared to undertake the hard work which is necessary to put yorkshire back at the pinnacle of english cricket. we all need to work together now and work hard to create this new wonderful dawn that is going to hopefully shine every morning at headingley, the most iconic cricket ground in world cricket. but with an exodus of the club's sponsors and headingley banned from hosting international cricket, rebuilding yorkshire's reputation won't be easy. simon jones, bbc news. from monday, people in england will be able to book their covid boosterjab a month in advance. at the moment you have to wait six months after your second dose before making an appointment. boosters are being offered to those
over 50 or at higher risk of covid. the government's latest coronavirus figures for the uk, show there were 30,693 new infections recorded in the latest 24—hour period. that means on average, 36,163 new cases were reported every day in the last week. just over 9,000 people were in hospital with covid as of thursday. there were 155 deaths, that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive test, which takes the average number of deaths over the past seven days, to 169. more than 9.6 million people have received their boosterjab. this includes third doses for those with certain health conditions. it's thought to affect at least one in ten of us over our lifetime — but doctors still don't know what causes irritable bowel syndrome. now a new study has uncovered a potential clue that could make a big difference to how ibs is treated. richard westcott reports.
if we were to do a colonoscopy on you, laura, it would look exactly like this, effectively normal... there's no simple test to diagnose it, and no simple treatment that works, but at least one in ten of us has irritable bowel syndrome, and as laura told me, the effects can be miserable. the pain, the bloating, i could not go to the supermarket, i could not go to the gym, i could not see friends. when we were allowed go out for social activities, i was not able to go out for dinner. i was not able to go to the office for work. but now, a huge global genetics study has thrown up an interesting clue to the origins of ibs. scientists from a0 institutions, including a team from here in cambridge, looked at the dna of more than 50,000 people with the condition. then they compared it to the dna of nearly half a million people without it. they spotted differences
in their genes, but interestingly, the differences are similar to those that you might see in someone with anxiety, depression, or insomnia. what that tells us is that these conditions are likely to have a shared genetic origin. they are coming from the same place, effectively, and some of that is hard—wired. does that mean basically you could be born with a gene that could either give you ibs or anxiety or both, there's nothing you can do about it? yes, that's absolutely true and that's part of what we've demonstrated. some people who inherit these genetic variants, they may get ibs, other people may get anxiety, and some people will get both of those conditions. they are sort of hard—wired, if you like. ultimately, these findings could lead to new treatments. it gives us a new window on how we think about the management of ibs. a lot of treatments so far have very much focused on the gut and the abdomen and dietary therapies, and those do work for some people, but not for everybody. so what our study suggests is that we need to think about more about treatments that affect
the interaction between the brain and the gut. and target some of those nervous processes, the neural processes, and that we may well see some benefit there. in your experience, did you feel you were taken seriously when you went to people with ibs? no, i saw a couple of gps, and i was told that it was "just ibs" and i was a bit... ..fobbed off. millions have ibs and it's thought many more remain undiagnosed. laura hopes this research can begin to change that. i think a lot of people are really ashamed to speak about it. and it's really difficult for them. it's something that impacts them on a daily basis and quite often for years, and theyjust, they would rather not bring attention to it, i think. the mayor of houston sylvester turner is speaking after those eight deaths at a music festival. ., ., .,
after those eight deaths at a music festival. ., ., . g; after those eight deaths at a music festival. ., ., ., g; ., ., festival. two of them are 23, one of them is 27, — festival. two of them are 23, one of them is 27. and _ festival. two of them are 23, one of them is 27, and one _ festival. two of them are 23, one of them is 27, and one remains - festival. two of them are 23, one of l them is 27, and one remains unknown at this time. so a total of eight that are reported dead. six of the eight family members have been notified, and we know that at least one is outside of houston and harris county, residing out of houston harris county. based on last night, 25 were transported to the hospital. 13 still hospitalised, including five that are under the age of eight, 18, and based on current information, no one has reported missing so zero persons are reported missing. four of the 25 have been discharged from hospital. let me
just say as it relates to what happened last night, as far as we are aware, i'm not aware of any incident of this kind that has taken place at any one of our special events, either on the county side, the city side, over the last a0 years, where anybody has lost life. we have had events where there may have been a crowd rush or somebody had to be injected, somebody may have been injured, but nothing of this magnitude —— somebody had to be injected. nothing that i can recall that had taken place. this incident is being thoroughly investigated and reviewed, thoroughly. it is important for us to ascertain from last night, what took place, what happened, where those deaths may have occurred, and in so doing,
there have been conversations with representatives of live nation, we will continue to talk to travis got�*s people, and as many witnesses as we can who were present last night, we are talking with those individuals who have been hospitalised, to try to get a much better understanding of what took place, what went wrong, where weather missteps. certainly, hpd and other law enforcement organisations will be looking at as much of the video footage as possible, to try, again, to ascertain what took place. we will look at the security plans themselves, we will look at the collaboration which took place between the county and the city leading up to this particular event, as it is a county facility, where this incident occurred, but it also occurred inside the city of houston, so we will look, in—depth, at the
collaboration between the two entities. in terms of personnel, and the chief can go into this even more, as are preliminary, we know the rough 28 hpd officers that provided security for the event, and an additional 755 persons —— 528 hpd officers,, that live nation had that were providing security at this particular facility. were providing security at this particularfacility. so were providing security at this particular facility. so there are a lot of unanswered questions. and, over the next several days, several weeks, could be even longer, we will take an in—depth look at everything that took place, why it took place, what steps we can do moving forward, to mitigate an incident of this kind from taking place at any other point
in time. now, there are a lot of rumours on social media. let me forcing people not to buy into the room is, ok? because there are a lot of rumours, but nothing is left of the table —— let me caution people. nothing is left off the table in terms of people who were there, people who may have fainted or for whatever reason were transported to the hospital, there is a lot of conversation about people, a crowd surge, all of those incidents, and whether or not anything else was involved, all of those things are being looked at, but it is way too preliminary now to draw any conclusions, but we are not taking anything off the table. this remains and will be a very active investigation. so with that being said, let me handover to thejudge. to all of the law enforcement
professionals and first responders who have — professionals and first responders who have been part of the swift response. — who have been part of the swift response, thank you to them, and to all the _ response, thank you to them, and to all the good — response, thank you to them, and to all the good samaritans, because we know that _ all the good samaritans, because we know that it could have been much worse. _ know that it could have been much worse. if _ know that it could have been much worse. if so — know that it could have been much worse, if so many people hadn't stepped — worse, if so many people hadn't stepped in. the events of last night were tragic— stepped in. the events of last night were tragic beyond belief. this is an artist— were tragic beyond belief. this is an artist that we know has a following amongst young people in particular, young people with bright futures, _ particular, young people with bright futures, those are the people that were _ futures, those are the people that were at— futures, those are the people that were at the event, went to have a good _ were at the event, went to have a good time, — were at the event, went to have a good time, and no one, no parent, no friends, _ good time, and no one, no parent, no friends, no _ good time, and no one, no parent, no friends, no sibling should see their loved _ friends, no sibling should see their loved one — friends, no sibling should see their loved one off to a concert by a world—renowned artist and not be able to _ world—renowned artist and not be able to expect them to come home safely. _ able to expect them to come home safely. and — able to expect them to come home safely, and when we read these ages, 14, 16, _ safely, and when we read these ages, 14, 16, 21. _ safely, and when we read these ages, 14.16.21,21,— safely, and when we read these ages, 14, 16, 21, 21, 23, 23, 27, it safely, and when we read these ages, 14,16,21,21,23,23,27, itjust breaks_ 14,16,21,21,23,23,27, itjust breaksyour— 14,16,21,21,23,23,27, itjust breaks your heart. and i know that the images —