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today's run will be a physical and mental test like no other. running through the night, sleep deprived, glycogen depleted, fatigued, he motivates us to do things that we don't think we can do and he does that by leading by example and doing things that nobody should be able to do. kev will be raising money for people with motor neurone disease like ian, who was diagnosed in 2019. mnd is a cruel disease, a degenerative brain disorder. there is no effective treatment, no cure. but in the mnd community, kev has become a hero. the money raised today will help build new, much—needed treatment centres. a place that has some dignity, has some joy and has some hope would provide so much hope for people when they enter it, that they know the research is going on, they know the technology is there. i suppose you have your good days,
your bad days, but, yeah... right from the very beginning, when rob burrow first announced his diagnosis, kevin sinfield was there. today, he will once again go the extra mile for his best friend. graham satchell, bbc news. good luck to good time for a look at the weather, here's ben rich. change from the mild weather we have had for much of the autumn. it is bright out there for most of us with some sunshine. the satellite picture reveals shower clouds plaguing parts of the clouds rolling in across the north of the uk. over across a good part of scotland and northern ireland this afternoon. some showers
in east anglia, the south—east and the channel islands, otherwise good spells of sunshine and temperatures at best up to nine, ten or ii, spells of sunshine and temperatures at best up to nine, ten or 11, not far off where they should be at this time of year. this evening and tonight we will bring more of that cloud down from the north, so scotland, northern ireland and northern england turning, but where we have the clout it will be much milder. temperatures six or seven and southern areas. a few fog patches in east wales and the midlands. we could see showers for parts of east anglia and the south—east. generally the east will have more sunshine, the further north will have more clout with the odd rain or drizzle, but the temperatures are up by a degree or so. that will not last long. on wednesday southern areas will start off clout and murky and this band of rain will work its way southwards
and eastwards. behind it, brighter skies, but blustery winds and showers and a colder feel returning from the north and that sets us up for the end of the week. that band of rain is associated with a cold front pushing its way south—east. behind that it turns colder and the wins come down from the north and that will always bring something of a chill. notice the blue colours here. but a return to something quite bright. lots of sunshine on thursday. some showers, especially around the coast, wintry over high ground and possibly in lower levels in the far north of scotland. but look at those maximum temperatures. it is a cold into the week and as we get into friday potentially an unsettled end to the week. this area of low pressure dives down to the north. depending on the exact position and how cold the air gets, we will see some rain showers in places, but for some the potential
for wintry showers. so it is cold this 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. hello, i'mjane dougall with your latest sports news. england manager gareth southgate has signed a two—year extension to his contract, keeping him in charge until december 202a. southgate led the side to the final of the euros this summer and they've qualified for next year's world cup in qatar. his deal was due to end after that, but the fa said southgate had secured the best men's performance in 55 years. his assistant seve holland has agreed a similar extension. southgate took over in 2016 and the new deal means he'll oversee qualification for euro 2024, which is being held in germany. the former tottenham manager mauricio pochettino has emerged as a contender to take over at manchester united, after
they sacked ole gunnar solskjaer. united have put michael carrick in temporary charge. he's just finished speaking to the media for the first time. we'll bring that to you when we can. the club were planning to appoint an interim manager after carrick until the end of the season. however, that could change if they bring in pochettino. it's not thought they've made an approach, but he says he'd be open to taking the job as he's not completely happy with the setup at paris saint germain. he's essentially first—team coach there, undersporting director leonardo. pochettino has been at psg for 10 months and they're 11 points clear at the top of the league. united did approach the former real madrid boss zinedine zidane about the job, but sources say he's not interested at this stage. he ended his second spell as real manager in may this year and he's apparently keen on exploring other options, including the french national side and interestingly, psg, which could have an impact on united's decision.
solskjaer was the fourth manager to be sacked in the eight years since sir alex ferguson retired. after a very poor run, saturday's 4—1 defeat to watford proved to be the final straw. united are currently eighth in the premier league, 12 points behind leaders chelsea. former united midfielder bryan robson says united need a new approach. let's go live to birmingham where the labour leader sir keir starmer is addressing delegates at the cbi conference . my my message for today to you is clear. as i said in my conference speech, the labour party conference speech, the labour party conference speech, labour is back in business. the dual meaning of this is entirely deliberate. we are and we always
wear the party of work. founded in the workplace, we are the party of working people. and that means that labour is also the party of business. the first annual report of the cbi back in 1965 made a point but i think still stands today. the whole future of britain, it reported, rests on the success of industry. industry must be dynamic, competitive and profitable to compete in an ever increasingly competitive world. those words half a century ago could have been written yesterday. britain is not as dynamic, as competitive and profitable as we need to be and today i want to discuss how we can create a contract together to put that right. in a way we've always
been band together. the labour party and the cbi. the cbi was founded at least in part as a response to a labour government, nor commemoratives book many of you would have seen that commemoratives book called the cbi would have seen that commemoratives book called the cb150 years of business innovation, notes that the radical policies of the wilson government resulted in sharply divided tactics amongst your members. today, iwant divided tactics amongst your members. today, i want to give you a flavour of a future radical labour government that will not provoke division. because if you get above the political fray, division. because if you get above the politicalfray, and survey division. because if you get above the political fray, and survey the british economy over a longer time frame, we have a familiar and a persistent problem. we still haven't cracked productivity. now i heard what the prime minister said this
morning. but i'm afraid that, even before the pandemic, britain went through the worst decade of productivity growth since the industrial revolution. the worst decade. now that is staggering. but of course, the government has its own answer to the productivity problem, he is called geoffrey cox. but we might need a little bit more than that. now it's not as if we don't know the answer. we need increased business investment and better capital stock on improved infrastructure. we need to embrace new technology. we need to lift our export performance. we need cities outside of the south—east to become economic powerhouses which is why it was so devastating to see the government rip up its promises in relation to hs2 and the northern
powerhouse rail. these are notjust train lines. they are lifelines for businesses and commuters. and it's notjust businesses and commuters. and it's not just a businesses and commuters. and it's notjust a betrayal of businesses and commuters. and it's not just a betrayal of the businesses and commuters. and it's notjust a betrayal of the north, it's a betrayal of the economic potential of those regions. denying them the growth that your director—general has championed so effectively, including in his speech this morning. and if we are really serious about improving productivity, then most of all we need to invest in our people. to ensure that they have the skills that are right for the modern economy. after the pandemic and after brexit, we need a national reset. the business community and the political world need to work together. we both have a job to do.
thatjob is to remake britain and that means remaking britain's economy so that it's fit for purpose and fit for the future. now, relations between politics and business have not always been warm. the prime minister himself has not exactly been complimentary. i can promise you that the only f words i will be using ourforeign investment, fair trade, fiscal policy and fiduciary duty. i know that we have bridges to build and i want to start that dialogue with you today. i want to start that conversation by thanking you for the part you have played, especially in the last 18 months. wear your incredible resilience and hard work helped protect the livelihoods and
communities. your leadership made a real difference and i think and i'm sure you share this and that the reputation of our businesses has been enhanced by what you've done in the last 18 months to two years. so let me describe how i see my side of the contract. getting our economy to grow, getting to grips with the problem of productivity, and giving business a generation of young people ready for work. any contract of course needs to be based on stability, in tax policy, in regulation and the terms of trade. you want as much certainty as you can get. you want independent institutions. treaties that are respected. contracts that are enforced. after covid and brexit, our public finances are in a fragile state. in her recent speech, rachel
reeves, my brilliant shadow chancellor, made her commitment to fiscal discipline abundantly clear. our five fiscal rules made it plain that we will never spend moneyjust for the sake of it. we really don't think that the solution to every problem is to throw cash at it. and, just as everyone of you scrutinises the cost side of your business, constantly asking if investments are paying off, we will do the same on behalf of the taxpaying public. the problem we face today is that we have no industrial strategy, no business plan, the budget, the recent budget was an opportunity to address that. and remake britain. but it was an opportunity that was missed. in your chairman own words,
he said it isn't bold enough to deliver the high high productivity economy the government seeks. i think putting a cap on investment as the government has, is a false economy. it is a cap on ambition and a cap on productivity. and there is nothing that suggests a government netting to grips with the scale of the challenge, and you can see all around what happens when a government has no plan, it's happening now. prices going up. energy getting more happening now. prices going up_ energy getting more expenses. happening now. prices going up. energy getting more expenses. taxes rising £3000 more per household by 2026, £3000. and with the effects of brexit and covid working together, a shortage of labour. the really
irritating thing about this is it was all so predictable. lord bell mori warned himself injune about the perfect storm of economic problems that was brewing and pointed i think to hgv, and to the drivers as well as butchers, brewers and welders. it is the same in professional services. and the same in manufacturing. this is, in part, about brexit. because the government thinks all it has to do is say the words get brexit done, it has absolutely no plan to make brexit work. let me be clear, labour is not planning a rematch. brexit has happened. and we are not going to rejoin. but it's obvious that a
poorly thought through brexit is holding britain back. it's astonishing to see a government that negotiated a treaty now complaining that the deal they signed doesn't work. wait until the prime minister finds out who negotiated the northern ireland protocol. i wish he would stop picking fights for the sake of it and just get on with it. labour will work with you, with business, on this. we should carry out a transparent and honest analysis together of all the holes in the prime minister is deal. we need to work out how we can fill them and fast without the risk of trade wars, without erecting further barriers to cooperation with our allies and without the need for even more years of painful negotiations. now, of course, decisions that have
been made must be respected. and negotiations will be tough. and this is a message to both sides of the channel. we all have a duty to make brexit work, so bear with me, as i give you some concrete examples of what we would do. we would negotiate a new veterinary agreement for trade in agri— products. now this would have two benefits, first, it would help to get through the impasse over the northern ireland protocol. second,it the northern ireland protocol. second, it would cut red tape and barriers for exporters across the united kingdom. labourwould barriers for exporters across the united kingdom. labour would also look to find an agreement on mutual recognition of conformity assessments across all sectors. that would mean that our producers would no longer have to complete two sets
of tests. there would be no need for two certification processes to sell goodsin two certification processes to sell goods in both the uk and the eu. we would also seek regulatory equivalence for financial services. and mutual recognition of professional qualifications. because we absolutely recognise the importance of looking after our world—class financial and professional service businesses. we would also seek to maintain britain's data adequacy status. that would mean that our data protection rules would continue to be deemed equivalent to those in the eu. it would, in turn, make uk digital service companies more competitive. and finally, we would seek a better long—term dealfor uk hauliers to ease the supply chain problems we are seeing. now, this is a plan that
follows closely what many of you have told me is needed. to move us towards the close of trading arrangement that we need with the eu. i believe that all of this is achievable by robustly defending our interests and patiently negotiating. but you will all know this. there is one further element, leadership. trust matters. in international negotiations. but with this prime minister, that ingredient is missing. instead, what do we get? we get a series of pantomime disputes, which is no good for british business, norforthe which is no good for british business, norfor the british public. and no help at all as we tackle the task of remaking britain.
so let me come to where the government most needs to keep its side of the contract. to ensure that our people get the skills they need, the battle for talent will be one of the battle for talent will be one of the defining issues of the 21st—century. as i travel around the country talking to businesses, i am constantly struck by how often i'm told about the skills shortages. a recent survey i saw showed that 80% of businesses where worried about skills. the world has changed, you know this, the demand of skills has changed. business leaders tell me that the skills we need today to be more productive are critical thinking, creativity, communication and the ability to work in a team. and it has long been my view that we just don't value technical and
vocational skills nearly enough. so it's no wonder that this country does much worse in computer skills than our economic rivals. no wonder than our economic rivals. no wonder than fewer than half of employers believe young people have a digital skills required. think of all the students we effectively abandon at the age of 18. 40% leave education without essential qualifications, 40%. a lot without essential qualifications, a0%. a lot of these students could really flourish if they received a high quality technical training. yet funding per student in further education and sixth form colleges has fallen by 11% in real terms since 2010. and that's why today i am announcing my new council of skills advisers. david blunkett,
working along with a tech entrepreneur and the skills expert rachel thomas, to recommend the change we need to ensure everyone leaves education job ready, change we need to ensure everyone leaves educationjob ready, and life ready. my counsel will explore how to ensure that young people are literate in the technology of the day. that's why we would add digital skills to the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic. that's how seriously we take digital skills. and i also want my counsel to advise me on how we can lift the sites of all pupils, we must encourage their ambition, and be more ambitious for them. in my own constituency there is a wonderful school, primary school called real primary school, which runs a great programme called raising aspirations. employers like mercedes, derwent, dougal, the ritz,
the crick institute, inspire children to think about the jobs they might do, jobs they might never have considered before or even heard of. just recently, the kids met lewis hamilton to learn about engineering. where we have a significant skills shortage. i can't tell you what a difference this kind of thing does. better skills are vital if we are to improve productivity and economic growth. that's why getting the next generation ready for work will be my mission as leader of the labour party. so, skills policy is the first line in the first chapter of labours plan for good business. it's a plan that i want you all to be part of. it's a plan that will include a policy for start—ups. we
would create 100,000 new businesses over the next five years by boosting the start—up loans scheme and, let me turn to business rates. because we know we can't achieve the investment we need if the tax burden is not fair. the conservatives promised fundamental reform of business rates four times and each time all we got was tinkering around the edges. labour will notjust walk around the problem, we will scrap and replace business rates with a much fairer alternative to incentivise investment. and we want public bodies to give more contracts to british firms. those contracts will raise a social and environmental standards. will raise a social and environmentalstandards. our will raise a social and environmental standards. our bike make and sell more in britain policy will way notjust make and sell more in britain policy will way not just the make and sell more in britain policy will way notjust the cost make and sell more in britain policy will way not just the cost and
quality of a contract, but also the value that it brings to our communities. make it here. that is how we will remake britain. now we are meeting here a week or so after the limited progress made at cop26 in glasgow. it's obvious we need to do more if we are to protect our planet. that is our solemn duty. but when i think of the climate crisis, i don'tjust think of a duty, i think of a huge opportunity, like joe biden, when i think climate crisis, i thinkjobs. joe biden, when i think climate crisis, ithinkjobs. if joe biden, when i think climate crisis, i thinkjobs. if we invest in manufacturing electrical vehicles, if we increase investment in ports, and finally turn out world leading status in offshore wind into jobs, then the future could be green, fairand jobs, then the future could be
green, fair and prosperous. that is why labour has committed to the investment needed. our climate investment needed. our climate investment pledge amounts to £28 billion a year until 2030. we would commit £6 billion over a decade to upgrade every home that needs it. that creates about half a million jobs. in the workplace, we would help fund the investment in the digger factories we need for electric car manufacturing. what we need now is a sector by sector plan for the car industry, for the steel industry, for all industry.- industry, for all industry. that's keir starmer _ industry, for all industry. that's keir starmer there _ industry, for all industry. that's keir starmer there at _ industry, for all industry. that's keir starmer there at the - industry, for all industry. that's keir starmer there at the cbi i industry, for all industry. that's - keir starmer there at the cbi annual conference. we will leave it there because we are going to check out the latest weather prospects. james reynolds will be next from two o'clock but now the weather. hello, after all the mild weather we've had so far this autumn, things have now changed. it is cold out there, bright, though, for most of us.
quite a lot of sunshine around. the satellite picture reveals more clouds moving into the north of the uk and some speckled shower clouds plaguing some eastern and southern parts. parts of east anglia and perhaps more especially kent and the channel islands will see some showers through the afternoon. more of that cloud rolling in across north west scotland, perhaps northern ireland, the odd spot of drizzle, sunshine in between and temperatures at best between nine and 11 degrees now through this evening and tonight. but keep some of those showers in the far south east. clear skies for many southern parts. we'll see some mist and fog developing through parts of east wales and into the midlands. but under those clear skies in the south is going to be another cold and frosty night. further north, not as cold, you'll notice, because we will have more clouds. so a great start for much of scotland, northern ireland, northern england and indeed parts of north wales through tomorrow morning. that cloud producing the odd spot of rain and drizzle. at times, some fog patches could lingerfor a time through east wales into the midlands and will keep some showers going across the far south east. but generally speaking, the best of the sunshine tomorrow will be found across southern parts and for some, maybe not quite as cold highs of nine or ten
degrees quite widely. but that's only a temporary feature because as we get into wednesday, this band of rain sinks its way south eastwards ahead of it's a lot of cloud, mist and murk. but behind the rain bands, the air is set to turn colder temperatures guys through the afternoon for scotland and northern ireland, but brisk winds, some showers and a decidedly chilly feel. and as we move out of wednesday into thursday, we push this frontal system south eastwards. it is a cold front, as the name suggests. behind the front, the air will be turning colder, bringing the air down from the north. at this time of year, that always means there will be something of a chill. but another fairly bright day on thursday with quite a lot of sunshine, some showers around, especially for coastal areas, some of these wintry over high ground and perhaps even to lower levels for a time in the far north of scotland. those are your afternoon highs on thursday, single digits for just about all of us. and then as we get into friday, this area of low pressure dives its way down from the north. and this will turn things more unsettled, will have some brisk winds.
this is bbc news. iamjames i am james reynolds. the headlines: a car is driven at high speed into a christmas parade in the us state of wisconsin, killing five people and injuring more than a0. police are holding the driver in custody. the incident doesn't appear to be an act of terrorism. today are community faced horror and tragedy in what should have been a community celebration. i am deeply saddened to know that so many in our community went to a parade, but ended up dealing with injury and heartache. mps vote today on the government's controversial plans to overhaul social care in england with a cap of £86,000. bulb energy is set to appoint administrators. the energy firm, which has 1.7 million customers, is the latest uk energy company to face difficulties, after a sharp rise in wholesale gas prices.
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