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it's hoped the memorial and learning centre will be an immersive, educational experience. it will be open to visitors by 2021. time for a look at the weather. we have a lot of cloud through the rest of afternoon but if you have been outside in the south, you will notice how mild the air is, that is because we are pulling up the air from spain on the south—westerly winds, we have a weather front slicing the country in half, bringing thicker cloud. that is bringing thicker cloud. that is bringing wet weather and to the north—west of our fronts we have got south—westerly wind. however, the winds have come from near iceland, so winds have come from near iceland, so it is a cooler direction, the winds having done a lap round atlantic. that is why we have big the contrasts. 20 in lincolnshire, 12? parts of scotland. now, ass we
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go on through the next few days this battle zone, this frontal zone is going to rive northward and southwards bringing some changes, but for the most part it will be a cloudy day, clouding overfor northern ireland, the best of the sunshine across north east parts of scotla nd sunshine across north east parts of scotland but it is here, remember in the sunnier skies where we have that cooler fresher air, overnight that is frontal zone pushing northwards, bringing rain into wales and the northern county, turning wet in scotla nd northern county, turning wet in scotland with blustery showers following. southern counties having a quiet night. this will be low cloud, mist and fog on the hills. looking at the chance for wednesday the frontal zone pushes forward. bringing cloud to southern counties where we could see drizzle round the moors and coasts of south—west england. for many areas it will be a brighter day with more in the way of
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sunshine. in the sunshine, the air feels that bit fresher, the mildest wetter in the south where it will stay fairly cloudy. into thursday, the frontal zone heads northwards. we could get dense fog as we start the day. taking a while to clear, the day. taking a while to clear, the best of the sunshine further northwards and eastwards, it is only really as we get to the end of the week, and into the weekend we see a significant change in the weather. high pressure builds to the west and that will shove the weather fronts out of the way, as the winds turn north—westerly. so, as we go through friday and saturday, there should be more in the way of sunshine but it will feel that bit cooler and fresher. it will feel like there is a shock in the system really in london, as temperatures by saturday, are forecast to tumble all the way down, to normalfor the time of are forecast to tumble all the way down, to normal for the time of the year. we are losing about five degrees, but 14 celsius in london is about right for in stage of late 0ctober. about right for in stage of late october. the temperatures are coming down through friday and the weekend.
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0ur our main story this lunchtime. a health service watchdog says hospitals in england could carry out hundreds of thousands more non—urgent operations every year. if better use was made of operating theatres. that is all from the bbc news at one. it is goodbye from me. good afternoon, it's now time for a look at the day's sports news with me jessica creighton. the british government has called for increased anti—doping measures in sport. —— the british government has ruled out criminalising doping in sport
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after conducting what it calls extensive interviews with sports bodies and anti—doping organisations. in a review published today the government says criminalisation would slow down the process already in place to tackle cheating. we think the system in place as one of the most robust systems in the world. we felt the idea of criminalisation would change the burden of proof and make it harder to investigate these incidents and that actually you could end up with a lesser punishment if you went through the criminal procedures, so we genuinely think the system we have in place is the right one. stuart bingham — the 2015 world snooker champion — has been banned for six months for breaching wpbsa betting rules. three months and one day of the ban will be suspended, if he complies with any treatment recommended to him for his gambling, and if he commits no further rule breaches. bingham still has the option to appeal, but he'll now miss the three most lucrative tournaments, outside david unsworth will take temporary charge of everton, following the sacking of ronald kooman yesterday. unsworth will lead the team
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their league cup fourth round game tomorrow against chelsea. former everton player phil neville is the latest to throw his hat in the ring. there's been a huge number of names been linked with the role, including burnley boss sean dyche. but unsworth is highly thought of at the club, after leading the u—23 side to the premier league two title last season. he enjoyed two spells as a player at goodison park, making over 300 league appearances. new zealand—born hadleigh parkes is one of five uncapped players england forward sam burgess says the squad for this year's rugby league world cup has more "x factor" than the team that got to the semi—finals last time around. england play their first match against holders australia in melbourne on friday. burgess also said, that rob andrew doesn't know the full story about his role at the 2015 rugby union world cup, for which burgess was heavily criticised. the rfu's former director of professional rugby called burgess's call—up, an "almighty blunder." rob never went around the camp and he didn't see the work i put in or contribution to the squad.
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he didn't see how hard i worked whatsoever. he isn't in the coal face or the trenches, he doesn't see what happens. i disagree with him and i'm proud of my performance with england and what i contributed to the team. unfortunately results didn't go the way we planned at the time but rob is entitled to his opinion and he's trying to sell his book so fair play to him. new zealand—born hadleigh parkes is one of five uncapped players named in a 36—strong wales squad, named ahead of the autumn internationals. scarlets player parkes is only eligible for the final game against south africa on second december — the day when he qualifies to play for wales, on residency grounds. scrum—half rhys webb is also included, although selection policy rules means he'll become ineligible for wales once he moves to toulon. wales face australia followed by tests with georgia, south africa and the all blacks. scotland head coach gregor townsend has named ten uncapped
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players in his squad. the scots face samoa, new zealand and australia. but there's no place for edinburgh flankerjohn hardie, who has been suspended by both club and country amid reports of alleged cocaine use. sprinter dina asher smith has been included in the england athletics team for next year's commonwealth games in australia. 75 athetes will be on the plane to the gold coast, which is the largest team england have ever sent to an overseas event. it will be a chance for heptathlete katerina johnson—thompson, who missed the last games in glasgow four years ago due to injury. long jumper greg rutherford & sprinter adam gemili have also been included in the team, but britain's fastest man this year cj ujah will not be competing. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. i'll have more for you in the next hour. let's get more now on the allegation from a british former
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assistant of harvey weinstein that she was paid 125 thousand pounds in a gag agreement, after accusing the movie mogul of sexual harassment. zelda perkins has told the financial times she signed a non—disclosure deal in 1998 after making the claims. weinstein has denied any allegations of non—consensual sex "unequivocally". matthew garrahan is the financial times journalist who spoke to ms perkins and explained why she decided to speak out now. she felt very hemmed in why the agreement she struck with weinstein and miramax 19 years ago. it was very restricted. she wasn't able to talk to anybody about it. she had to basically commit to being completely silent and 19 years on she is breaking her silence and talking about some of the restrictions and the pressure she was put under when she signed the agreement.
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some would say looking at the deal that she made that she made a deal and she took the amount of money and she should abide by those terms. they might say that and i think that's fair but then you look at the bigger picture here and you have a woman who was 2a years old who was going up against one of the richest, most powerful people in hollywood who used all the resources at his disposal and one big london law firm to negotiate with her on this contract and there are several troubling aspects to this. she wasn't even allowed to have a copy of her agreement, such was the secrecy it was shrouded in. they went through three negotiation sessions with her and at the end she agreed to not have a copy so she doesn't even know 20 years on a lot of the things in it and she did abide by the spirit of the contract but feels
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that the system needs better regulation, as it doesn't help people who are vulnerable or in negotiation with richer and more powerful individuals like harvey weinstein. what would she like to happen do you think? i think a bit of sunlight on the whole process would help. she isn't saying system needs to be scrapped but it needs regulation and it needs, there are certain things in it. there are things she had to agree to such as if there was a criminal investigation of harvey weinstein that she had to limit the evidence she gave and you look at that now with everything that has happened and the allegations it's preposterous so i think there are certain things that should be kept out of the agreements. yes, they are legally binding and they should be legally binding but they need to be transparent and regulated.
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you shouldn't be allowed to say and do anything in them and lock people up for the rest of their lives. peanut allergies affect around one in every 50 school—age children and for some of it can be fatal. but a clinic in cambridge is reporting great success in treating youngsters with the nut allergy. the centre at addenbrooke's hospital is the only one of its kind in britain. out of 100 patients, 98 have so far shown increased resistance. but for now, the treatment is not available on the nhs. emma baugh reports. hello, jack. how are you doing? shake hands... ten—year—old jack at the peanut allergy clinic. he is getting gradually increasing amounts of peanut protein in a controlled way. in essence, it's an old—fashioned treatment available for pollen hay fever on the nhs.
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but for years, people have been afraid of using it for food due to the potential for severe reactions. we went ahead and did an initial trial in the 20005, and we found it was successful and we should really press ahead as it seems to be working well. jack's one of 100 people being treated here for the potentially life—threatening allergy. it's worrying sometimes. sometimes in the shops, there are a lot of peanuts around. it worries me that i would react suddenly or something like that. we feel very lucky and fortunate that we can do this for him. hopefully his quality—of—life at the end of it will be so much better because he isn't going to walk around with worry on his shoulders the whole time. but the treatment does not come cheap.
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a two—year course costs £17,000, and it isn't available on the nhs. this isn't a licensed medicine yet, in order to get a drug licence we have to do further clinical trials, which are planned. until we've done that, we will not be able to get nhs commissioning, but it is something that we really want to achieve. it's hoped eventually the treatment could be free to help stop reactions to peanuts, meaning a trip to a&e. emma baugh, bbc news, cambridge. a controversial new film has premiered in russia after months of protests, threats and violence. matilda, which tells the story of a romance between the then—future tsar nicholas ii and a ballerina, has attracted huge attention ever since 0rthodox activists led by a russian mp began a campaign against it. the film has become the latest test case of artistic freedom in russia, as 0ur moscow correspondent
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sarah rainsford reports from the premiere in st petersburg. this is how extremists responded to a film about russia's last tsar. they torched two cars and ran another one into an empty cinema. this is what upset them. matilda is russia's most controversial film in years. a love story about a ballerina and a future tsar. more soap opera than biopic it has become a test of artistic freedom here, as the violence to ban it has grown. despite the threats, matilda made it to opening night. with the arsonist arrested, celebrities, socialites and stars poured in for the saint petersburg premiere. after months of threats, violence and controversy, matilda is finally getting its moment on the red carpet. some foreign stars are not here because of security
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concerns but for the director, the fact the film has made it this far is a reason to celebrate. translation: i hope there are no incidents now so that people can come to the cinema and watch the film in peace. but i think this is a victory, not so much for me or for matilda but for common—sense. it is a failure, however, for this mp who campaigned relentlessly to get the film banned. nicholas ii is an orthodox saint and this woman insists the love story is blasphemous. but nicholas and matilda did have a romance and the proof is amongst the dusty documents in this theatre archive. her diaries record late—night trysts with the man she called nicky. there is even a first kiss. on these pages at least at least it goes no further. translation: even these diaries say that if anything happened it wasn't how the film director imagined it.
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i think that is why there has been protest. you have to be respectful. but the director puts a barbie doll together with ken and makes them kiss and roll around in a passionate embrace. even at the premiere, the director was ha rangued. this man told him his film was a threat to national security. he has not actually seen it. the dispute is bound to rumble on. but after this gala performance, matilda will hit schemes across the country with extra security for cinemas just in case. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour, but first, the headlines on bbc news: the european union suggests it's still possible for the uk to abandon the brexit process, as the the president of the european commission says he believes a fair deal can be reached. the bbc understands a british man
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who has been fighting against so—called islamic state in syria has been killed while clearing landmines in raqqa. hospitals in england could carry out 280,000 extra operations a year just by making better use of operating theatres and time management, a report finds. hallow, welcome to the business news. people in debt could be given more time to get back on their feet. the treasury is going to consult on introducing a six week breather period — where interest payments and enforcement action — would be suspended. the financial regulator has ordered the rent to own company bright house to pay more than £14 million in compensation to customers. it affects almost a quarter of a million people — some of whom signed up for deals they couldn't afford. whitbread has seen its overall profits rise thanks to growth
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from its premier inn business. but its other company costa coffee didn't do as well. sales there slowed down over the last six months. now, packaging and how to dispose of it has been under discussion today at a meeting of the environmental audit committee. well, mp mary creagh is chair of the environmental audit committee and she joins me from westminster. thanks forjoining us. that's start with plastic bottles we see everywhere. there is some talk about a return scheme for empty bottles. how would that work? well, we have heard evidence from the environmental and campaigning charities about the huge amounts of plastic that are ending up in the
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sea and ending up in landfill and as litter and we think about 700,000 plastic bottles each day are listed into the environment. some of that makes its way into our seas, rivers and oceans and has a detrimental effect on the life and human health because ade seafood you could be consuming micro plastics —— because if you eat the food you could be consuming micro plastics. a small charge of ten of 15p on these bottles a nd charge of ten of 15p on these bottles and then returning it to the supermarket where you bought it, put into a digital machine and get your money back and that would capture that plastic which would then go back into the recycled to become the next plastic bottle. is down is great in theory but how practical is it if you are a small business owner, how can you deal with all of these bottles being brought back? there are pros and cons for corner
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shops, the key is to keep this away from the mainstream of what the shops activity is but i think also there's concern about how much it would cost and whether it would take those plastic bottles which are a valuable resource out of household kerb—side recycling scheme so we have been talking to local councils, organisations, this morning who have said we get hundreds £27 per tonne for this stuff, we don't want to going back into supermarkets, we lose revenue from that and that could cause a risk to our household recycling targets and our revenues so recycling targets and our revenues so it's quite delicate ecosystem but industry realises doing nothing is not an industry realises doing nothing is notan chin industry realises doing nothing is not an chin and consumers already think that —— doing nothing is not an option and consumers already think they should recycle so we need to think about getting rid of these rip this —— these ridiculous
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polymers that cannot be recycled. we need to do our bit to clean up the environment. thanksjoining us. google's new flagship smartphones, the pixel two and pixel two xl, have attracted complaints about the quality of the screen. the phones are also facing shipping issues. google says its investigating. a committee of mps has written to facebook‘s mark zuckerberg. they're asking for any evidence of ads placed by russian interests around the time of the eu referendum and this year's general election. it's part of a parliamentary investigation into fake news. singapore airlines has finalised a deal worth around ten and a half billion pounds to buy boeing aircraft to modernise its fleet over the next decade. it'll will purchase 39 aircraft. the ftse has come off the boil, the
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share price of whitbread has seen its prices fall after a decreasing profits at costa. rsi has seen a rise, though after its shareholders said it had been undervalued for quite a while. the upcoming film breathe portrays the life of robin cavendish, a man who was paralysed from the neck down after contracting polio in 1958. played by andrew garfield the film follows robin's refusal to live out his days trapped in an iron lung in hospital. with the support of his wife diana, played by claire foy, robin broke free and changed not only his life, but those of disabled people around the world forever. earlier, my colleague tina daheley spoke to jonathan, robin's son who made the film, and diana. when he was in hospital for the first year or so after he got polio, he was severeley depressed, and my mother had to talk him round.
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and he didn't really want to see me as a baby. that was probably a reminder of what he had lost. and you were slightly older. you weren't a newborn then. no, that's right. so he had seen me but he had sort of not wanting to connect. this was the first time he had really connected with me, out of hospital, living free with my mother and about to have an amazing, adventurous life. that must be quite difficult for you to know and to hear about later on. not at all difficult, actually, because what my parents fashioned was this extraordinary, joyous, wonderful existence that i was part of. i tagged alongside it. we had a wonderful time. it was very funny, very adventurous. my father was two minutes away from death at any time, because he was reliant on the breathing machine. but as a child, i never really realised that because my parents dealt with it so elegantly. it was all about having fun and helping people. diana, what was that moment... i mean, it sounds very dramatic, having to break out of the hospital. well, i mean, the point was want they didn't want robin to go...
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they said, we don't know what the long—term effects of having a tracheotomy is, and robin said, well, i'd rather die out of hospital than stay here for the rest of my life. and he was absolutely right. did you resist at any point in his plan? no, what was the point? you could see he didn't want... it would have been ridiculous. no life at all. i suppose, looking back on it, i suppose it was quite adventurous, but i'm not sure we thought exactly like that at the time. but we had a lot of help from friends and family, and actually, we actually stole one or two nurses. the hospital weren't very pleased. it is an extraordinary story. why did you decide to bring your father's story to the big screen? well, i'm a film producer and therefore i am always looking for stories but it
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took me a bit of time to realise that i was sitting on this amazing story that i knew so well, and really the reason for telling it was first of all working with the great writer bill nicholson and the director, and this extraordinary cast and we could be very accurate about the life that was led cause i was there and there are lines of dialogue in the film i remember being spoken or we re the film i remember being spoken or were handed down for example when my pa rents were handed down for example when my parents broke out of hospital the co nsulta nt parents broke out of hospital the consultant looking after them shouted after them you will be dead in two weeks which is what my pa rents in two weeks which is what my pa re nts ha d in two weeks which is what my parents had told me so i wanted to make a film about how you can laugh disaster in the face, how you can ove 1120 m e disaster in the face, how you can overcome difficulties. this would paris my mother but my parents had a great love story and i watched and observed that and that was a huge energy and help to them living this extraordinary life. first of all
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setting up an independent life but then by their example helping lots of people in england and all over europe to the same thing. a look now at the weather. for many of us it will stay cloudy through the rest of this afternoon. i few brea ks the rest of this afternoon. i few breaks coming along now and then that mild cross the south. winds from spain and portugal, the bay of biscay, dragging that milder air across southern parts of the uk. in central areas this weather front rings bigger cloud. in the north—west south—westerly winds but look at those winds, they have come from iceland having done a lap around the atlantic, which is why we have big tempered contrasts across the uk ranging from 20 celsius in lincolnshire with sunshine poking through the cloud to fresher 12 in scotland, closer to the average this
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time of year. the best of the sunshine through the rest of this afternoon in the north. the next area of frameworks in across wales and that will turn heavier progressively. look at the temperatures, about 1k celsius is what it should be in london but 19, five celsius above average for late 0ctober. five celsius above average for late october. the weather front pushes northwards, blustery showers follow. adding modern southern england. mr bob patches on the hills. —— mist and fog patches on the hills. 0n wednesday how weather front syncs across southern england which is where we see the cloud is whether tomorrow. elsewhere a brighter day with fresher air extending in across more of the uk and that means more bus will enjoy more in the way of sunshine. ifew bus will enjoy more in the way of sunshine. i few showers across the
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north west of scotland. a fresh appeal to the weather in the sunshine that word is cloudy it will feel humid and mild. dense fog patches around southern parts of the uk on thursday. warm air pushing northwards. cloudy weather to england and wales. best of the sunshine in north—east england and scotland. a big change in the weather towards the end of the week as high pressure builds into the west of the uk, sending north—westerly winds across the country which will break the cloud up country which will break the cloud up and lower temperatures. friday and saturday largely dried with sunny spells coming through and look at the temperatures, 19 celsius today in london but we dropped five celsius so a shock to the system this weekend as temperatures tumble back down to normal. 1a celsius is about right in london at this late stage of october. hello, you're watching afternoon live, i'm simon mccoy. today at two: donald tusk tells the eu, "we must stay united or face brexit defeat." britain, he says,
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could still abandon it. the hundreds of thousands of nhs operations not carried out because of poor use of theatre time. as harvey weinstein‘s former assistant claims she was paid for her silence, hollywood stars say they want answers. i want to know who was taking these actresses up to his room, and i would like to know, if people say they have a story but they didn't run it, i would like to know why they didn't tell the story in the last ten years. brighthouse faces a compensation bill for almost £15 million. the city watchdog says its lending policy failed hundreds of thousands of customers. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport.
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