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across much of the uk, spreading into much of the uk, of course with that heat it will be dry as well. most of the rain since the first of july has been in the far north—west of scotland and we have some rain here this evening, otherwise it is dry clear sky, temperatures in rural parts of northern england could dip way to eight or nine, but it will heat up quickly in the sunshine. got a bit more cloud for scotland and a few spot of rain to start the day, but that will get pushed away, we will have sunshine more widely in scotland. sunny day for northern ireland and england and wales, again with light winds, some sea breeze, temperatures lifting across many inland areas and we are getting close to 30 degrees in london and heading into the midlands as well. the heat is building underneath another area of high pressure, this has been the story of the summer, we still have weather fronts flirting with the far north—west of scotland but the heat is building and we are drawing in heat from europe, so temperatures will rise quickly across the uk on wednesday, it is
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across the uk on wednesday, it is across the uk on wednesday, it is across the midlands, southern england and south—east parts of wales, the temperatures will likely to reach 32 which is 95 fahrenheit. you can see how long the heat will last in cardiff and london, right through the weekend. temperatures over 30 degree, it won't be as hot for scotland and northern ireland, as over the weekend temperatures here may start to drop away a little. a lot of people are asking when it is going to rain. main it will rain early next week, pressure is going to be drop, temperatures will be falling and we have the chance of some rain. thanks darren. and that's bbc news at six on monday 8th of august. you can keep up with all the latest developments on bbc website. from the six team, it's goodbye. the news continues here on bbc one, as now it's time to join our colleagues across the nations and regions for the news where you are, goodnight.
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welcome to sportsday with mejane dougall, on the last day of the commonwealth games in birmingham. more golds for england today, celebrations as the hosts finish second in the medal table. so many iconic moments in birmingham, we'll reflect on the achievements of the athletes and the impact on the city. and it's been the biggest para sport programme yet, we'll hear from para sport legend tanni—grey thompson on the success of these games. and away from the games.
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it's thirty years since the launch of the premier league, we hear from alan shearer ahead of the anniversary. well, the sport here in birmingham is finished and the closing ceremony will take place in a couple of hours time. it's been an incredible games, over the last few weeks we've cheered and gasped as athletes from the home nations did us proud. and there was more success today, with golds for england and scotland in the mixed diving and gold for england in the men's squash. adam cottier was watching. it's been a memorable game for them.
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serving up a master class in diving when her third metal in herfirst commonwealth games. claiming gold in the mixed synchronised platform and signing off the splash. it’s the mixed synchronised platform and signing off the splash.— signing off the splash. it's been a brilliant game, _ signing off the splash. it's been a brilliant game, that _ signing off the splash. it's been a brilliant game, that celebration i brilliant game, that celebration plan, i don't know, if we do well, the flop into the pool, it's come i'm just very proud of everyone. creates made their mark and the mixed synchronised spring board. scotland's i3th mixed synchronised spring board. scotland's 13th goal and 15th metal overall. england, pitchford had to settle with india taking gold. wales team won bronze in the women's
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doubles. in the badminton final, england's lauren smith and larkins earned a mixed double silver. with them taking silver in the men's doubles as well. and jane perry and allison waterson one and the squash england's doubles, the men's doubles finals saw them overcome with emotions and one gold. now, after the huge success of the england women's hockey team wining gold yesterday, the pressure was on the men to deliver too! they were playing south africa in the bronze medal match, fortunately they beat them 6—3. jo currie was at the match. 24 2a on that incredible gold medal that the england women's hockey team got right here against australia and today, it was the turn of the men's
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metal matches and playing a terrific bronze medal at a nine gold thriller which ended 6—3, six of those goals came in the third quarter and scored twice in the second half and late penalty strokes sold the wind. and in the men's first box. those followed by the for gold and silver and very comfortable victory for australia as the beat them. seven consecutive gold medals it means they've now won every title available at the commonwealth games. of we the look back at these games of we the look back at these games as they head home from birmingham with a golden bronze medal to their names. now that the games are drawing to a close, let's take a look at the impact this celebration of sport has had on the city of birmingham, and how the games develop moving forward. joining us is our sports editor dan roan.
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do you feel it's being seen as a success, notjust for the creativity and the logistics, but also for the legacy for birmingham? birmingham have effectively been half time that most cities enjoy to prepare for these games after stepping in for the original house because of financial difficulties just for now for five years ago. and navigating that, it is hard not to see that after all one and a half million tickets have been sold and birmingham 2022 and that is a record for a commonwealth games on the british soil. when it comes to legacy, it's a fair question as to this is the most expensive sports event with energy million pounds is the bill so far. a court of the data be raised by the local authority and
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its partners. but it is too early to tell exactly what legacy it will lead them to what extent it will do to improve the lives of local communities, whether or not makes more actively strengthens ties with the commonwealth at a time of renewed focus on the future of the group in countries that make up the commonwealth there are certain things are tangible that you can only see. a brand—new aquatic centre in this facility me and alexander stadium, the survey talk of them hosting and athletics championships and perhaps throw championships even and perhaps throw championships even an 0lympics one day. and people are not ruling that out and there is no doubt that at this stage, the defining legacy is the extent of which the city embrace the opportunities to play host and it's given them a confidence that they could stage major sporting events and we look at the seams where we
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are in the city centre and even people without tickets wanted to feel a part of it and they did feel part of it and i think it's of many people around the country see the city and a new light and it's hard to quantify exactly what that is when it comes to reputation a new business and opportunities for birmingham and talking to organisers and say that it's with the investment and when local residents so that they wish they had left a cycling which they could enjoy and i think you will be always complains of that kind and some are them is valid, think it's too early to tell but in terms of sheer appetite, it's hard not to see this as a success. what about the games themselves dan, we've talked about the connotations of the commonwealth, what does the future hold for these games? these games came at a really pivotal moment for the commonwealth and it's
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been years of debate around how hard it is to attract potential wholesale days but discussed in this been a real challenge to try to find new places for the event to go for those in charge of the commonwealth games federation. they tell us that the success of birmingham is led to several expressions of interest from bidders and whether or not they materialise, and this could be the last of its kind for birmingham in 1900 medals at stake almost he could see some of the sporting highlights now in fact and no shortage of memorable performances and of course there's always been questions about whether they represent the best in sport, clearly. some of the best athletes in the world are missing is the athletes competed the world championships and other events as opposed to competing here in shelley and fraser, and the jamaican sprinter, there are others as well. but it's hard not to escape the fact
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that the enjoy the games in may will be for years to come by the commonwealth games have a lot to think birmingham for. well, in birmingham the para games ran concurrently with the games in the biggest para sport programme in the history of the commonwealths. earlier i spoke to baroness tanni grey thompson — one of britain's greatest para athletes — and began by asking her what birmingham had done right? birmingham is been an amazing game and they've notjust cut those in the programme but also the timetable in those events and so, you're going from one game to the next, educating the audience and just as great sport. in birmingham has a lot to be proud of putting on the games and that still a learning curve, what would need to be improved upon, do
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you feel? what events they have on programme. the really struggled with some the numbers that is a huge shame because he used one of the deepest sports in the world and so, i think you need to think about having really good representation of the commonwealth and that has been very easier to achieve. that's that's a really important standard. across all the different countries, rather than some of may be just a few there be more developed by now, this level of inclusion is very hard to see any future hosts can dial back on it. to see any future hosts can dial back on it— to see any future hosts can dial back on it. �* ., ., ., back on it. and integration of the gi m - ics, back on it. and integration of the olympics. but — back on it. and integration of the olympics. but i _ back on it. and integration of the olympics, but i don't _ back on it. and integration of the olympics, but i don't think - back on it. and integration of the olympics, but i don't think that'sj back on it. and integration of the i olympics, but i don't think that's a 0lympics, but i don't think that's a viable. olympics, but i don't think that's a viable. ., olympics, but i don't think that's a viable. . , , . , olympics, but i don't think that's a viable. . , , ., ., viable. integrating the olympics and paral mics viable. integrating the olympics and paralympics is _ viable. integrating the olympics and paralympics is a _ viable. integrating the olympics and paralympics is a lovely _ viable. integrating the olympics and paralympics is a lovely concept - viable. integrating the olympics and paralympics is a lovely concept of i paralympics is a lovely concept of the reality behind it is, no city would be able to do it is 2000 athletes in the olympics and the
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village to transport alone would make it almost impossible and will be a month of sport and events led to be cut and the reality would be events or disabled people. i think a paralympics will continue to evolve as a brand and the olympics brings loads of positive things to paralympics but where we could do more at european championship levels, world levels, there is no reason that we can have integrated games and for me, that's next step and they do very well as stand—alone events. the trial of former manchester united star ryan giggs has begun this afternoon — he's accused of attacking and controlling his ex—girlfriend, kate greville. the former wales manager has pleaded not guilty to the charges and the trial is expected to last for two weeks. here's our reporter matt graveling.
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the prosecution said he was i'll try to make idolised by his fans and his performance was a thing of beauty but behind closed doors he had a much more sinister side. the seven year relationship with kate was known as being toxic and after they met in 2013, dated had an on—again off—again relationship or for the both moved into his house in manchester in 2017 below for number of years, mr giggs eroded her trust and confidence making her doubt her so. and in 2020, thejury heard how kate and ryan giggs were out with friends and as she was looking after the house in manchester, kate came back and decided she was going to end the relationship and a little later on, an altercation broke out with which the prosecution alleged that ryan giggs pushed his girlfriend to the floor and elbowed her sister in the job when she tried to break it up and again, the
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prosecution alleged that giggs had budded her —— head but her in the face. and do not know the arguments very well and said he never used unlawful violence against kate and during the argument on the 1st of november 2020, he said he did not push his ex—girlfriend, theyjust both he did not push his ex—girlfriend, they just both fell over. he did not push his ex—girlfriend, theyjust both fell over. this trial is set to last for the next two weeks. matt graveling with that report outside court in manchester. this week marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the premier league. three decades on since the game in england was revolutionised, one of the games greats from that opening season, alan shearer, joined the football news show�*s ben croucher to talk about the landmark. if you take a look at the future at the premier league, and 30 years time, where we are going to be, do you think because we this european
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super league crumbling away in the background, can you keep growing and growing? i background, can you keep growing and curowin ? ., background, can you keep growing and carowin? ~ , , growing? ithink it can. ifoolishly said to my _ growing? ithink it can. ifoolishly said to my captain _ growing? ithink it can. ifoolishly said to my captain at _ growing? ithink it can. ifoolishly said to my captain at the - growing? ithink it can. ifoolishly said to my captain at the time - growing? i think it can. i foolishly. said to my captain at the time back in 96, _ said to my captain at the time back in 96, when — said to my captain at the time back in 96, when i left blackburn to go back to _ in 96, when i left blackburn to go back to newcastle is the worlds most expensive _ back to newcastle is the worlds most expensive player, rumour saying to them, _ expensive player, rumour saying to them, thank you very much, is probably— them, thank you very much, is probably not a better time to be a football_ probably not a better time to be a football player. i'll how wrong i was it's — football player. i'll how wrong i was. it's only going to get bigger. and as _ was. it's only going to get bigger. and as long as interest is there and people _ and as long as interest is there and people keep wanting to broadcast, it's only— people keep wanting to broadcast, it's only going to go up. and out of the game — it's only going to go up. and out of the game is — it's only going to go up. and out of the game is going to argue with that _ the game is going to argue with that. ~ , �* , , that. will he get better? it's been a ureat that. will he get better? it's been a great thing. _ that. will he get better? it's been a great thing, obviously _ that. will he get better? it's been a great thing, obviously for - a great thing, obviously for manchester city in liverpool, yes. the premier league it's been great. 0n the flip side of that, it is going to be the disparity in the english game. the going to be the disparity in the english game-— going to be the disparity in the english game. the leicester fans will arc ue english game. the leicester fans will argue different _ english game. the leicester fans will argue different because - english game. the leicester fans will argue different because not i will argue different because not knowing — will argue different because not knowing will happen with lester come they started off last season got better and that they went to the top
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of the _ better and that they went to the top of the week and everyone expected them _ of the week and everyone expected them to— of the week and everyone expected them to follow it was a miracle. the difference _ them to follow it was a miracle. the difference between that and what happened with ourselves and blackburn back in 1994, 1995 was a miracle _ blackburn back in 1994, 1995 was a miracle. the difference between that and what _ miracle. the difference between that and what happened with ourselves and blackburn _ and what happened with ourselves and blackburn back in 1994, 1995 of us once a _ blackburn back in 1994, 1995 of us once a blackburn coming but was still a _ once a blackburn coming but was still a small football club in terms of manchester united, we took the might— of manchester united, we took the might of— of manchester united, we took the might of manchester united on and beat of— might of manchester united on and beat of manchester united, we took the might— beat of manchester united, we took the might of manchester united on and beat _ the might of manchester united on and beat them and that can happen not because going to buy the foothall— not because going to buy the football club, they would be a lot to do _ football club, they would be a lot to do that — football club, they would be a lot to do that for financial reasons. but yeah. — to do that for financial reasons. but yeah, it's getting bigger, better— but yeah, it's getting bigger, better and attracting the worlds best players and everyone wants to come _ best players and everyone wants to come and _ best players and everyone wants to come and play in our league because of all— come and play in our league because of all those _ come and play in our league because of all those reasons that you said and you'll be able to watch much more of that interview on the football news show on the bbc iplayer from tomorrow. let's have a quick look at some of the other stories making the sports news today. ashleigh buhai says her women's open win at muirfield is a life—changing moment. the 33—year—old became south africa's first female major winner after a dramatic play—off win
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in the fading light, beating south korea's in—gee chun on the fourth play—off hole. kim joo—hyung became the first man born this century to win a pga tour event at the wyndham championship on sunday. the 20 year old from south korea hitting a magnificent 61 in his final round to win by five shots. england's tyrrell hatton was tied for eighth. and nick kyrgios has won his first atp title for three years at the washington 0pen. the wimbledon finalist beating japan's yoshi—hito nishi—oka in straight sets. the australian also moves into the world's top 40 with the win. the us open begins in three weeks, where emma raducanu will be defending her title after last year's meteoric rise
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which saw her become the first qualifier — male orfemale — to win a grand slam tournament in the open era. since then she's failed to make it past the second round in the three grand slams she's played in. tomorrow she continues her preparation for flushing meadows at the canada masters. she is the defending champion and she's going to be a difficult opponent. she plays very fast tennis and it's going be a very challenging match and so, i deserve to recover as best i can and prepare for the next one and so, yeah, i think having played last week, definitely gives me a bit more confidence and looking forward to the match. the pressure is on the weather i put on myself or express myself, that's the biggest thing that determines how you deal with it, how you feel but also, more of it is just, you deal with it, how you feel but also, more of it isjust, i mean only for the pressure or think about
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it whenever i'm in my press conferences because every single question is about pressure but other than that, like, the only pressures from you guys, really. nowjust a few weeks ago ed slater, the former gloucester rugby union player, became the latest athlete to announce that he has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. this morning he set off on a 350—mile bike ride fundraiser, but before he left, in a first broadcast interview, he told sally nugent how he's coming to terms with his diagnosis. five, six months ago, we did some testing and ultimately, ended up with a diagnosis of motor neurone disease two or three weeks ago and now, yeah, it's something that you kind of, you never dream of happening to you but it's happened and i have to get on with it. and have to face it.— have to face it. when their diagnosis, what _ have to face it. when their diagnosis, what are - have to face it. when their
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diagnosis, what are your l have to face it. when their- diagnosis, what are your memories have to face it. when their— diagnosis, what are your memories of that moment? i diagnosis, what are your memories of that moment?— that moment? i spent probably three or four weeks — that moment? i spent probably three or four weeks thinking, _ that moment? i spent probably three or four weeks thinking, this was - or four weeks thinking, this was going to happen on the day, you're going to happen on the day, you're going to happen on the day, you're going to go there going to speak to a specialist and they're going to tell you and if you prepare for that, any other news will feel amazing. not my wife, it knocked my wife very hard. even though we've been talking about it for a long time and it's an buts and i think as we started talking about the realities of it, we kind of swap roles and my wife went, his what i can do to help and that was her attitude and she felt empowered by that where is when we were talking but the realities of it, that's where i find it really difficult and that's probably where i was most emotional. that's probably where i was most emotional-— emotional. your children are so ounu. emotional. your children are so young- two _ emotional. your children are so young- two girls _ emotional. your children are so young. two girls and _ emotional. your children are so young. two girls and a - emotional. your children are so young. two girls and a boy. - emotional. your children are so | young. two girls and a boy. you emotional. your children are so - young. two girls and a boy. you took the decision quite quickly to tell them. . ,., , . ,, the decision quite quickly to tell them. . , .~ . the decision quite quickly to tell them. . , . ., ., .
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them. yeah, sorry, make an emotional this oint. yeah, telling the kids, they are young, we adapted a little bit of retort them but kids are amazingly resilient and in that moment, they may have found it difficult but once they realised nothing was changing immediately and he did not suddenly impact their lives, drastically, they got on with things and in some ways, that's really and freshening —— really refreshing for me. just being around them is a great source of comfort. ..
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being around them is a great source of comfort-— of comfort. how aware were you already that _ of comfort. how aware were you already that they _ of comfort. how aware were you already that they were _ of comfort. how aware were you already that they were doing? i of comfort. how aware were you - already that they were doing? there may be spoken to on a programme a lot. , ., �* , , . ,, lot. even this morning i'm speaking to the players _ lot. even this morning i'm speaking to the players here _ lot. even this morning i'm speaking to the players here and _ lot. even this morning i'm speaking to the players here and they - lot. even this morning i'm speaking to the players here and they said, l to the players here and they said, if you would ask me before i found out about this that they know anything about this i said i wouldn't have done the thing. there's so many people that are more aware of the conditions of the disease, the people forward with those guys what they have done. i see it naturally that i should have my voice, albeit a small voice, they are tojoin the my voice, albeit a small voice, they are to join the rugby. i my voice, albeit a small voice, they are tojoin the rugby. i will added and ifeel determined are tojoin the rugby. i will added and i feel determined that i should do that in a positive way. 51am and i feel determined that i should do that in a positive way.— do that in a positive way. such a oirnant do that in a positive way. such a poignant interview. _ do that in a positive way. such a poignant interview. speaking . do that in a positive way. such a poignant interview. speaking to| poignant interview. speaking to sally and for more details on that story, go to the bbc sport website.
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well they may have lost to the usa in the final of the american football women's world championships over the weekend, but great britain's players hope they've provided a lasting legacy for the sport in the country. gb took a surprise lead and were level at half—time, but eventually had to settle for a silver medal after losing 42—14 to the favourites in finland. that's how well all the women have bonded together and it's very different plan in the uk with setting aside the format that we have so many of those players were around by the years ago and also playing the first level of games and just reacting the way they did, stepping up and they're really confident going into the kennedy games in the usa games and having that achievement to test themselves and definitely put some pressure on the usa stops we have people in the
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team who are young and so, as the players start to see the next generation people coming and it's onlyjust inspiring them to do more throughout the next generation and so, despite losing the game, were still second in the world. we are still second in the world. we are still second in the world and we have done amazingly well and it's just going to carry over. right let's return to the commonwealth games and one of the biggest cheers for a gold came yesterday when home favourite delicious 0rie fought back to beat india's sagar ahlawat to win super—heavyweight gold. 0rie grew up in russia before moving to england as a boy, and now trains in birmingham. the reality to set in, i'm really am a gold medallist after him about this moment for so many years and here we are today and there's a bit
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of pressure on me for the second half and i've got to get out of the bag and work now. and i tell you something, the reception i received was immense. the crowd, we won the gold medal because it wasn't for them, i don't know, itjust spurred me on that that there was no way i would be leaving this ringtone of the silver metal, i'm going to get that gold medal. but yesterday, i felt like the whole of wolverhampton was in the ring with me and it's something i'll neverforget. i've never had such a reception before and yeah, i'll have to live that moment. i wish i could bottle it, you know, experience it every day. it is felt so relaxing and comfortable. like to think that i should than the ring when i was competing. i'm relatively relaxed anyway my competitions. but if it extra relaxed because i was at home
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ijust extra relaxed because i was at home i just felt like i extra relaxed because i was at home ijust felt like i was boxing in my back yard and. you know. and we took the commonwealth games in the next big when his parents. the olympics was up to get that gold medal, that's the next one for me. but will be very busy throughout the next year, we have the europeans world world championships and getting that experience and when paris comes in the olympics, will be ready to get the olympics, will be ready to get the gold medal.— the olympics, will be ready to get the gold medal. delicious. we went to see a lot — the gold medal. delicious. we went to see a lot more _ the gold medal. delicious. we went to see a lot more from _ the gold medal. delicious. we went to see a lot more from him. - for the last time, let's look at the medal table. 877 medals handed out in total for these games. australia finish top as we knew they would. but look at england, this is their best ever commonwealth games in terms of total medals won, 176. scotland finish with 51 medals — just two short of the record tally achieved at glasgow 2014. good games for wales who finish on 28. northern ireland secured a record medal haul, which has finished on 18. this city has been the setting for so many brilliant
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and dramatic moments during these commonwealth games. but now the baton will be handed to australia for the next games, during tonight's closing ceremony. from victoria square to victoria, australia. goodbye from birmingham. hello. it's been quite a hot day today and of the next few days, the temperatures will continue to rise. the heat will probably peek towards the end of the week and into the weekend. he is the satellite picture from earlier on. lots of sunshine, more of this, for the next few days a week with her friends more of this, for the next few days a week with herfriends brushing more of this, for the next few days a week with her friends brushing to the far northwest and west of scotland. this morning on tuesday, 17 in london around 13 in london around 13 and the reports a bit fresher and in parts of scotland. lots of sunshine on the way on
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tuesday and again, few spots of rain in shetland, how horrible he could come in the south, about 13 degrees or so, 29 there for birmingham. mid-205 or so, 29 there for birmingham. mid—20s are eastern england as well as eastern scotland and also in belfast come as temperatures will continue to rise the week towards the end of the week, mid 30s in some areas.
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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is 0utside source. as his landmark climate change bill clears the us senate — president biden arrives in the us state of kentucky, where at least 37 people died in flash flooding at the end of last month. we'll take a closer look at that bill — which aims to cut emissions by forty per cent over the next decade — and what it means for climate action. also in the programme... the head of ukraine's nuclear power company accuses russia of turning a power plant it's seized there into a military base, and using it to launch attacks. both sides blame each other for shelling at the plant over the weekend — we'll look at what we know. and as the final day of the commonwealth game draw to a close — birmingham prepares for a musical extravaganza.

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