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the royal couple will also visit egypt. time for a look at the weather... it might be a bit boring overhead, grey colours for many of us, but the same cannot be said for the autumn colours, some beautiful reds, oranges and yellows. this was taken earlier in gloucestershire. many areas seeing the spectacular autumn colours, but fairly grey cloud overhead. that will be the story overhead. that will be the story over the next few days, things remaining reasonably cloudy, quite mild, there are a few showers in the forecast, but a lot of dry weather and that is because high pressure is not far away. we have a couple of web —— areas of high pressure. one out west and the other towards the east. although we have weather fronts making their way gradually south and east across the uk, many areas are staying predominantly dry.
over the past few hours, this is how it looks. it has pushed across northern ireland and scotland, a little bit of drizzle, in wales in the south—west, some clear skies at the south—west, some clear skies at the moment, a bit of sunshine moving through the grey cloud in the south—east of england towards east anglia. we will continue to see that rain in the north and west, pushing slowly south—east, arriving across the north west of england over the next few hours, followed by clear spells and scattered blustery showers in northern ireland and some of those gusts of wind up to around 50mph, is a really windy there. less windy further south and temperature still on the mild side. there has been about ten in aberdeen, and around 14 in the channel isles. a few spots of rain across parts of england and wales as we have through the evening hours, becoming largely dry, but there are still showers for scotland, northern ireland and some of those showers even a little bit wintry over the highest ground of scotland. temperature is largely frost free come amid single figures but that could be a touch of frost
across the east of scotland, a few misty patches for southern parts of england first thing on wednesday, but wednesday's whether we are between weather systems, we have high pressure generally in charge of our weather and some showers on wednesday particularly for the north—west of scotland, a few further south. much of england and wales staying dry and there will be more sunshine out there compared to today. temperatures a degree or so down between nine and 13 on wednesday but still on the mild side for this time of year. heading through into thursday and we have high pressure still dominating our weather, weatherfronts high pressure still dominating our weather, weather fronts to the far north, a bit of rain on thursday across northern and western parts of scotland, but much of the uk not only dry but very mild. in fact, those temperatures for many of us in the mid teens and we could see 16 or 17 forthe the mid teens and we could see 16 or 17 for the likes of the east of scotland on thursday. mild air, the orange colours with us at the moment, but they do slowly get cleared away towards the south,
particularly as we head through into sunday. it will turn much colder and another couple of mild days, but i think by the time it hits the weekend, it might be time to dig out the winter coats. thank you very much indeed. a reminder of our top story... harrowing evidence to mps from the former yorkshire cricketer azeem rafiq about how he was racially abused at the club. he told a commons committee that in the dressing room he was told to sit near the toilets and that his treatment was inhuman. the near the toilets and that his treatment was inhuman. . ., , ., treatment was inhuman. the game as a whole really has — treatment was inhuman. the game as a whole really has a _ treatment was inhuman. the game as a whole really has a problem _ treatment was inhuman. the game as a whole really has a problem in _ whole really has a problem in listening to the victim and it has been, yeah, but, but there is no, yeah, but to racism, no two sides to a story when it comes to racism. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are.
good afternoon, it's 1:30pm and here's your latest sports news. the former yorkshire critter azeem rafiq has told a government committee that yorkshire cricket is institutionally racist. lord patel described that scandal is a watershed moment. in response to evidence that rafiq has been given, middlesex cricket club has urged one former player to come forward after rafiq stated that he had been contacted by a player who had made allegations of potential discrimination at the club. during an emotionalfew hours discrimination at the club. during an emotional few hours of testimony about his experiences whilst playing at yorkshire, azeem rafiq said that other unnamed players had got in touch with him, including a cricketer from middlesex. touch with him, including a cricketerfrom middlesex. the club responded to the allegation and asked that the player contact them immediately to enable them to handle it in confidence and as a matter of
urgency. they reiterated that discrimination of any kind would not be tolerated at middlesex, and that the allegation would be fully investigated. i have had messages from people who played at leicester, a guy that played at leicester, a guy that played at leicester, a guy that played at middlesex, people that played at middlesex, people that played at middlesex, people that played at lancashire, so i have it messages from quite a few. some people obviously are still pretty scared for it, for them to talk about it. some still say, should i have called it out? is it racism crowd: i don't know. —— is it racism? i don't know. gareth southgate says it's a case of when — not if — harry kane will break the all time england goal scoring record. tottenham striker scored four as england qualified for the world cup in qatar with a 10—0 win against the world's lowest
ranked team, san marino. it was his fifth international hatrick and put him level with gary lineker in the all—time england goalscoring chart, on 48 goals. he's just five short of wayne rooney's record of 53. on the other three games of this nature in this group... we didn't give him the minutes, but he understood that. he has got huge personal ambitions as well as the team ones. he showed again the clinical nature and the mentality he's got. there is no reason he can't... as you say, it's not is he going to break the record, it is when. and then what he might do with it once he is beyond that point. meanwhile the human rights organisation amnesty international wants the england team to help it highlight issues in qatar in the run—up to next year's tournament. amnesty released a its—page report today which claims migrant workers are being exploited there as they help to build stadiums
and infrastructure for the winter tournament. that's despite a series of labour reforms in 2017. qatar's government has rejected amnesty�*s claims and says the reforms have made life better for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers. wales will be hoping to secure a favourable draw in the play—offs when they meet belgium later tonight. a draw should be enough for them. but it won't be an easy task against the world's number one—ranked side, and they're without gareth bale. wales are guaranteed a play—off place having won their nations league group, but will still want to finish second to secure a home tie in the play—offs. we'd love a home tie, but if it's not to be, you know, we've proven against a very good team in the czech republic away from home, we can score goals and create chances. and in that game in particular we could have scored three goals and won the game. so, you know, we're not fazed by it.
if we have to do it the hard way we absolutely — if we have to do it the hard way we absolutely will, but in an ideal world, — absolutely will, but in an ideal world, we _ absolutely will, but in an ideal world, we would want the home draw. derby county are now 18 points from safety in the championship after being given a further nine point penalty for breaches of the league's accounting rules. the club had already been docked 12 points after going into administration. derby are now almost certain to be relegated to league one. a further three—point penalty will apply if they breach the league's profitability and sustainability rules. guanyu zhou has become formula 1's first chinese driver after signing to race for alfa romeo next season. the formula 2 driver has also been a test driver for renault for the past two years. alfa romeo have described hium as a "trailblazer who will write a pivotal page in his country's motorsport history". he replaces antonio giovinazzi. tennis now, and kyle edmund will not be fit enough to make his return to tennis at next month s battle of the brits
in aberdeen. the 2018 australian open semifinalist had an operation on his left knee in march, but is still experiencing problems. he's not played since october last year. that's all the sport for now. i'll be back later. the home office says police are still trying to understand the motives of the man who exploded a bomb in a taxi outside liverpool women's hospital on sunday. police say emad al swealmeen died when a homemade device blew up. four people arrested under terrorism laws have now been released without charge. home office minister kit malthouse told mps about the investigation. the explosion outside london, forgive me,
liverpool women's hospitaljust before 11 o'clock on sunday was a shocking incident, and my thoughts are with all those affected and the people of liverpool, the city of my birth. i would like to thank the emergency services for the typically quick response and professionalism, and to the police for their work on the investigation, which continues at pace. mr speaker, the house will understand i cannot comment on the details of this case because there is an ongoing live investigation and we are of course monitoring it closely. the police have stated that the motivation for this incident is yet to be understood. however, this is a further stark reminder of the he is threat we all face from terrorism. our world—class security and intelligence agencies were tirelessly both night and day to keep us safe. yesterday, the joint terrorism analysis centre took the decision to independently raise the uk national threat level from substantial, meaning an attack is likely, to severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. jtac, which operates independently of ministers, considers all relevant intelligence to produce an agreed assessment, of the threat from terrorism. the public should remain alert but not alarmed and i know that
honourable members will want to avoid speculation about the case. i would urge the public and media similarly to avoid speculation at this stage. public safety is one of our cheap priorities and we will continue working with the police alongside the world—class intelligence and security agencies to combat the threat from terrorism. that was kit malthouse. this morning the mayor of liverpool, merseyside's police and crime commissioner and the chief constable of merseyside police visited the kensington area of liverpool, where there's been a heavy police presence over the last few days. obviously this incident has had a huge impact right across merseyside and liverpool and the nation but we wanted to come down and see the residents today and explain what they're going to see and explain the extra uniform presence and what has been great here has been the support we've had from right across the partnership just to provide reassurance to our communities. what have they said to you? they obviously understand that the events that took place on sunday night have had quite an impact and are worried and
are nervous but they are pleased with the support they've had from the partnership and so you can see the additional resources in terms of police officers, pcsos and the merseyside fire and rescue service. petrol prices have hit a new high. data from the department for business, energy and industrial strategy show that the average price of a litre of unleaded petrol was nearly £1 a6, of a litre of unleaded petrol was nearly £146, up of a litre of unleaded petrol was nearly £1 a6, up 1p last of a litre of unleaded petrol was nearly £1a6, up 1p last week's unleaded high. the price for unleaded high. the price for unleaded diesel wasjust unleaded high. the price for unleaded diesel was just under £1 50, also a record high cash price. prices for both were above £1 a0 in april and may 2012, which is higher, in real terms, back then when a0 would buy more than £1 a0 nowadays. prices risen sharply this year, with petrol costing £1 15 and
prices risen sharply this year, with petrol costing £115 and diesel, £1 20, in the first week injanuary, so petrol and diesel prices now at record highs. president biden has held a three—hour video call with the chinese leader, xijinping — their most substantial talks since mr biden took office. the us warned against undermining peace on taiwan. but mr xi said china could take decisive action if the island's government persuaded america to support its push for independence. here's our correspondent in shanghai robin brant. the fact that these two men have met and the meeting passed off without incident i think will be offered up as a sign of success by both sides. that is because leading into this in the months and years preceding, the relationship between washington, dc and beijing has descended into outright hostility. as mostly defined by donald trump's administration, the trade war that was initiated. but remember as well at the beginning of this year in the early days ofjoe biden�*s administration we had a near—calamitous meeting between each country's
respective foreign ministers. since then, as well, the us has accused china of carrying out genocide in the west of its own country and just in the last few weeksjoe biden said his military would come to the aid of taiwan, it would defend taiwan if that island was attacked. so the fact that these two met, it appeared cordial with waving hands at the beginning and smiling faces, i think will be seen as a sign of success. the one big achievement, frankly, appears to be that they agree they don't want to go to war. it is that blunt. they want this to be a relationship, certainly as far as president biden sees it, defined by competition, not by becoming enemies. sojoe biden talked about common—sense guardrails, xijinping talked in metaphorical terms about two ships sailing the seas that should not collide. they want to continue talking at their level and other levels but they want to ensure that the relationship improves and it isn't allowed to descend into outright military hostility.
on the issue of taiwan, one that seems obscure to many people outside of asia, but one that is absolutely crucial, it is core for china's leaders. each side laid out their stall, really, it is as we were. joe biden saying he continues to oppose any efforts to unilaterally change the status quo. xijinping saying he will be patient. but ultimately he desires a reunification of taiwan, a renegade island, as the leadership sees it, with the motherland. he did, though, talk about a red line and what china would do if that red line was crossed. so, i think it is clear they want to continue talking, they want to avoid any kind of military confrontation. but look, they're not going to be allies. joe biden certainly wants this to be about being competitors, maybe even adversaries, but definitely not enemies.
now i look at stories across the united kingdom. a gp practice in bedford has hired a security guard after weeks of escalating abuse. putnoe medical centre says the decision was taken in order to protect staff and patients. other surgeries in the region have also seen a rise in violent behaviour, with staff being sent death threats as well as racist abuse. if i don't get an appointment, i'm going to be down there, i'm going to be banging on that door until someone comes out and sees me. it's going to be your fault if i die. i know where you live. you're absolutely useless, the lot of you. threats like these are not uncommon at gps' surgeries and at thistlemoor in peterborough, they're becoming a problem. hello, thistlemoor medical centre. how can i help you? on the switchboard is rita. ok, can you give me your date of birth? the phone hasn't stopped ringing and if some people don't get what they want, they get angry. it's going to be
yourfault if i die. we've been called names, we've been told that they will not leave it like this, they will go further. and in surgery, those frustrations continue. it can be sort of really low level frustration, to racist abuse. i think that perpetuation of perhaps the poor service that gps are providing, you know, we're hiding behind closed doors, has left people even more frustrated. and the truth of the matter is we've always been open. it's really hard. i've seen some of my colleagues, you know, in tears through pressure. people that you wouldn't imagine could be that stressed. the situation is stark. this just how stark is seen at the putnoe medical centre in bedford where a security guard protects staff and patients from verbal, violent
and physical abuse. it's a trend gps say that is getting worse as demand it s the world s most famous clock. marking time in westminster for 160 years. but for the first time in its history big ben's timepiece has been entirely stripped out, and restored by a cumbrian clockmaker. richard moss has been given access to the village workshop charged with making sure big ben will keep good time for decades to come. bong! these are the bits behind the box. —— bongs. over the last three years, this cumbrian workshop has been repairing and restoring every one of the 1000 plus parts to make big ben sing. from the massive to the minuscule.
these are the regulation pins on top of the pendulum. they speed the clock up a fifth of a second week. this is the barrel which plays the famous westminster chimes and it weighs 860 kilos. each one of these lifts a hammer, and it drops down and we get that ding—dong, ding—dong. this is a company workforce with decades of experience in repairing big clocks. that's why they have been trusted with the task of carrying out the biggest ever restoration of big ben. they do still feel pressure and responsibility. it is the most important clock that anybody really knows, so yes, it certainly is a privilege to be working on it. what they say, pressure is a privilege? i suppose we feel privileged to be under that pressure and to be trusted with that pressure, and i think the team and everyone at the cumbrian clock company feel that we can do the nation proud
by making sure this clock lasts another 160 years. richard moss, dacre, near penrith, cumbria. now, meet 17—year—old giovanni rose from tottenham. he's beaten thousands of young writers to win the �*foyle young poets of the year award' — one of the world's biggest poetry competitions. it's for his piece �*welcome to tottenham' based on his experiences of growing up in the area. welcome to tottenham, where we wake up to the smell of �*chick king', mixed with the odour of the corpse from the night before. where we cover our bloodstained streets with dried up gum, where kids have holes in their last pairs of shoes, where daddy left mummy and mummy�*s left poor. welcome to tottenham, where if you look like me then it's harderfor you, where everybody�*s equal unless they're darker than you. where the police see colour before they see the crime, where children get stopped and searched and aren't allowed to ask why. welcome to tottenham. my poem welcome to tottenham is about my experience of me as a young black boy growing up in tottenham. lived here all my life,
so i've been through quite a lot. where the drug addicts sit at the back of the 1a9. where education and sports are the only ways to shine. where we ride around on stolen scooters, where we can't afford tuition so the streets are our tutors. welcome to tottenham. i'm giovanni rose. i'm 17, and i've won the poetry society's foyle's young poet of the year award 2021. i kind of enjoy writing music, rap music, and to me, poetry isjust wrap in a pure form. i music, and to me, poetry is 'ust wrap in a pure formi music, and to me, poetry is 'ust wrap in a pure form. i can listen to the voices — wrap in a pure form. i can listen to the voices of— wrap in a pure form. i can listen to the voices of my _ wrap in a pure form. i can listen to the voices of my dead _ wrap in a pure form. i can listen to the voices of my dead peers - wrap in a pure form. i can listen to the voices of my dead peers on - wrap in a pure form. i can listen to j the voices of my dead peers on my phone. i live in a nightmare, i have to learn how to dream, i'm afraid to open up because you won't survive the week. welcome to tottenham. i have seen a lot of stuff, been through a lot of stuff that young people shouldn't have to go through, and it has come to the point where i think it has been normalised, the violence, crime, something is to be done about it so it is my way of of
expressing myself and i don't know, reaching out to other people, asking for help, because my community does need a lot of help, and a lot of young people are struggling and are suffering. in fact, young people are struggling and are suffering. infact, on young people are struggling and are suffering. in fact, on the street we don't own, the beef can't be left alone, wejust don't own, the beef can't be left alone, we just want our youth clubs back, welcome to tottenham. i was really happy to win the award, because it is something very personal to me. to understand how i relate to that. it is something i'm really proud of. i don't think i am ever going to let poetry go, because having that side of me develops my character into the person i am. i want to develop my community and get rid of all the negative stuff that i have spoken about in my firm, welcome to tottenham, and hopefully just make tottenham a better place, one day.
a jury in the us state of wisconsin has been sent out to deliberate in the case of kyle rittenhouse, the teenager who fatally shot two men and injured a third with an assault rifle during protests in the city of kenosha. you may remember these images from last year. kyle rittenhouse said he had travelled to the area to protect people's property during riots, which had erupted after police shot a black man —jacob blake. here's the prosecution laying out the closing arguments — you'll hear a mention ofjoseph rosenbaum — the first person mr rittenhouse shot and killed. they have to convince you that joseph — they have to convince you that joseph rosenbaum is going to use that on_ joseph rosenbaum is going to use that on the defendant because you cannot— that on the defendant because you cannot claim self—defence. you lose
the right _ cannot claim self—defence. you lose the right to — cannot claim self—defence. you lose the right to self defence when you are the _ the right to self defence when you are the one who brought the gun, when _ are the one who brought the gun, when you — are the one who brought the gun, when you are the one creating the danger, _ when you are the one creating the danger, when you're the one provoking _ danger, when you're the one provoking other people. the bbc�*s nomia iqbal has been following the trial from kenosha. the question for the jury is was kyle _ the question for the jury is was kyle rittenhouse and armed vigilante or acting _ kyle rittenhouse and armed vigilante or acting in self defence? this has divided _ or acting in self defence? this has divided people. outside the courthouse steps there are people who are _ courthouse steps there are people who are protesting, some calling rittenhouse a hero, others are saying — rittenhouse a hero, others are saying that this entire trial is a sham. — saying that this entire trial is a sham, there are national guard troops — sham, there are national guard troops on — sham, there are national guard troops on standbyjust in case protests— troops on standbyjust in case protests happening in case they turn violent _ protests happening in case they turn violent the — protests happening in case they turn violent. the defence are portraying rittenhouse as a courageous teenager who came — rittenhouse as a courageous teenager who came to kenosha to try to protect — who came to kenosha to try to protect businesses and prevent theft _ protect businesses and prevent theft. they said he only uses gun in self defence. the prosecution argued that kyle _ self defence. the prosecution argued that kyle rittenhouse was an armed vigilante _ that kyle rittenhouse was an armed vigilante who inserted himself in a situation _ vigilante who inserted himself in a situation that was already incredibly volatile, he had no
business _ incredibly volatile, he had no business being here, and that he was the one _ business being here, and that he was the one who — business being here, and that he was the one who instigated the only kitlings— the one who instigated the only killings that happened during that period _ killings that happened during that period of unrest in kenosha. he faces— period of unrest in kenosha. he faces five — period of unrest in kenosha. he faces five charges. if convicted of the most — faces five charges. if convicted of the most serious charge, you could face life _ the most serious charge, you could face life behind bars. now it's time for a look at the weather with sarah. hello. it's another mild, mainly cloudy day out there today. some of us are seeing outbreaks of rain but other areas staing dry all day. this was the picture a little bit earlier on today in moray, eastern scotland. it was dry and cloudy but the rain has been sweeping through over the past hour or two. now, the next few days, still mainly mild and there will be a few more showers in the forecast but many places seeing a lot of dry weather because high pressure is really never far away. we have got this frontal system through the rest of the day which is pushing slowly southwards and eastwards. tending to fizzle out a little bit as it does so. it has brought some rain already to parts of scotland, and northern ireland, and in the middle part of the afternoon that band of rain will be sitting
across northern england and north wales followed by clear skies and scattered blustery showers moving in from the north west where we could see gusts of wind close to 50 mph in the western isles for instance. further south and east across england and wales lighter winds here. mostly cloudy, could be the odd spot of drizzle, temperatures into the evening hours are still around about ten or 11 degrees and then we are just about falling into single figures further north. now, through this evening on overnight, then, this weather front tends to fizzle out. still quite a bit of cloud across england and wales but tending to dissipate through the early hours of wednesday morning. there will be more showers from the north west and it will be a little bit wintry over the highest ground of scotland. temperatures getting down, we could see a frost across the east of scotland but for most of us mere single figures so a fresher start on wednesday but generally frost free. so into wednesday, then, we have a clearer air mass with us because this cold front will have cleared off towards the east so we are between weather systems on wednesday. a bit of a fresher start. there could be the odd mist and fog patch in the south—east but generally good visibility and quite a lot of sunshine on offer for wednesday. still quite a few showers moving
into scotland particularly in the north and west. one or two for northern ireland but england wales i think predominantly seeing a dry day. top temperatures tomorrow perhaps down a touch in recent days but still about nine to 13 degrees where cloud moves from the west and that's because this warm front pushes eastwards as we head into thursday. so this front is bringing that very mild air once again and the wind is coming from a south—westerly direction as we look towards friday and into saturday but notice the colour changing into sunday and a cold air mass on the way with some northerly winds. so the mid—teens for the next few days but things are looking colder by the time we get to sunday.
this is bbc news i'm luxmy gopal. the headlines. harrowing evidence to mps from former yorkshire cricketer azeem rafiq about how he was racially abused at the club. he said his treatment was inhuman and the sport was institutionally racist: the game as a whole really has a problem in listening to the victim and it has been yeah, but, yeah, there is no yeah but low. it is institutionally racist. police say it could be weeks before they fully understand why a suspected terrorist blew himself up in a taxi in liverpool. more people on company payrolls: new figures show the end of furlough didn't cause a spike in unemployment.
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