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princess charlotte has begun her first day at school. the four—year—old arrived at thomas's battersea in south west london, with her parents the duke and duchess of cambridge, and her brother, prince george. prince william told reporters his daughter was "very excited" about her first day. time for a look at the weather. back to school this week, weather turning colder, we have some sunshine around today, not as windy as it was yesterday, and four southern parts of england and south wales, likely to stay dry as well with some sunshine. high pressure to the south—west, and around the top, we have these weather fronts bringing in the cloud, first weather front is quite weak but it brings cloud into northern parts of the uk, you can see that a little bit earlier on in aberdeenshire, also seeing some patchy rain and showers pushing across eastern parts of scotland, one or two across eastern parts of scotland, one or two showers across eastern parts of scotland, one or two showers east across northern england, perhaps the north
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midlands. elsewhere, dry, more sunshine around the northern areas later, temperature is not quite as low as they were yesterday. again, 20 degrees in the south—east of england. not quite as cold at old trafford but it is a reducing risk of showers, if there are any tomorrow, we will find the more likely at the start of play. most places dry this evening, we have rain, coming in from the second whether front, and this is more widespread, perhaps heavy rain coming down into scotland, northern ireland, northern parts of england and wales and with it, the wind will be kicking up, south—westerly wind picking up overnight. milder than it was last night, double figure temperatures. tomorrow, we start with the rain across northern england and north wales, a little bit of rain heading through the midlands, everything sinking south, and eventually, we will see more cloud and patchy rain for southern parts of england. further north, some sunshine, showers, most in scotland, and temperature 16 to 18 degrees. wind picking up. those wins
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will be quite gusty throughout the day, initially west and south westerly and then changing direction later on westerly and then changing direction lateron in westerly and then changing direction later on in the day, two more of a north or north—westerly. that is going to drag down cooler air, again, around that area of low pressure, just in time for the weekend. eventually, these weather systems coming in from the atlantic will make an appearance in the north—west late on on sunday. saturday should be dry for many parts of the country, chilly start, and we have those keen winds still blowing down the north sea coast, quite chilly here. one or two showers possible for central and eastern areas the cloud bubbles up, areas likely to be across south wales in the south—west of england. could be a cold start on sunday morning, risk of a touch of frost in the glens of scotland, wind will be light, dry and sunny to start, bubble upa light, dry and sunny to start, bubble up a bit more cloud, not threatening any showers, most cloud coming into western scotland, northern ireland. later on in the day we see the band of rain. wind picks up, temperature 16 to 18
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celsius. top story: borisjohnson is boris johnson is dealt borisjohnson is dealt a major blow, his own brother has quit as a government minister and conservative mp, saying that he is torn between family and the national interest. the resignation ofjoe johnson the resignation ofjoejohnson comes as the prime minister gets ready to make the case for an early general election, just as the chancellor did this morning. —— jo johnson. election, just as the chancellor did this morning. ——jojohnson. we now good afternoon. it's 1:30pm and here's your latest sports news. steve smith continues to frustrate england in the fourth ashes test. he's scored his third century of this series at old trafford as australia continue to buld a decent lead. england have ta ken a couple of wickets today. travis head out lbw to stuart broad,
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and matthew wade caught off the bowling of jack leach. australia 2115 for 5 at lunch. they will be back under way in about ten minutes' time. rafael nadal is through to the semi—finals of the us open as he edges towards his 19th grand slam title. but in the women's draw, a teenager continues her rise to the top of the game, asjoe lynskey reports. right now in charge in new york as a man from majorca, playing rafael nadal can feel like an onslaught and after the rally... getting swept away in the cauldron was diego schwartzman, one of the shortest players on tour at five foot seven but with the buenos aires diet. rafael nadal has made the semifinals of all four grand slams this year.
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his opponent said it felt like he had played against a lion. this was a quarterfinal but felt like a final. it is one of the keys of success. final. it is one of the keys of success. i have been a good fighter on court with a good character, positive character and i am not the only one. there are a lot of ones that fight good. this tournament now seems set up for the spaniard, the three players left with him haven't got this far. rafael nadal‘s next opponent had to come through an epic. mathio was taken to five sets and nearly four hours of tennis. it would have felt like the summit. waiting next on the mountain is the three—time champion. in the women's game right now, the teenagers are making the noise. bianca is 19 and
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from toronto and driving through the rounds. this year she has climbed up the rankings. this is herfirst time in the main draw. now she is into the semifinals. she asked after this win if it was real life after all. the dream of a final is nowjust one game away. rhys patchell will start for wales, in theirfinal warm up match before the rugby world cup. they play ireland on saturday. the scarletts player will start at fly half for the game in dublin, with tomos williams his partner at half—back. captain and lock alun wynjones is among those who return with no uncapped players in the welsh matchday squad. their opening game for the world cup injapan, on the 23rd september. they play georgia. cj ujah has pulled out of the british squad for the world athletics championships in doha later this month. the 25—year—old sprinter helped the 4 by 100m relay team to gold two years ago, but misses out this time around with a back injury. he's replaced in the sqaud by harry aikines—aryeetey.
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the premier league has its largest number of nominations for fifa's team of the year for the first time in a decade. 21 of the 55 nominees play their club football in england, with seven of them coming from liverpool — full backs andy robertson and trent alexander arnold amongst them. the nominees were selected by more than 23,000 professional players around the world, and the team will be revealed later this month. i'll have more for you in the next hour. let's return to our top story. the tensions at the heart of government have been laid bare after borisjohnson‘s brother, jo, quit the government and announced he's stepping down as a conservative mp. he says he's been torn between "family loyalty and the national interest". this afternoon, the prime minister will accuse jeremy corbyn of "a cowardly insult to democracy" for not backing a general election. labour have suggested that they might not agree to a poll until after the prime minister has been forced to agree another brexit delay. it all comes as the government says a bill to stop a no—deal brexit
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will pass through the house of lords tomorrow. let's hear first from chief secretary to the treasury, rishi sunak, who's been speaking to our politucal correspondent iain watson. jeremy corbyn last night voted to wreck the negotiations, to delay brexit until 2020, to hand billions of pounds to brussels if they demand it and stop the british people having their say before brexit is delayed yet again. jeremy corbyn simply doesn't trust the british people. the prime minister does, he believes they should get to decide who is going to go to that european summit on the 17th of october and i know the prime minister will get us out of the european union by the end of october with or without a deal. so how does he plan to do this, a motion to parliament on monday, a fixed term parliament act or a different mechanism like a simple majority of mps? the key question is that we want to have this election
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and we have an extraordinary situation of the leader of the opposition... never mind the leader of the opposition for a second, tell me what you're going to do about it. he is blocking it, how are you going to get around it? the key question is why is the leader of the opposition running scared of an election that just as recently as monday he said he wanted to have? we're in an extraordinary situation on the question forjeremy corbyn is, why are you running scared of letting the british people decide? borisjohnson isn't respecting the will of parliament because they have told him to negotiate a deal in brussels or asked for an extension. he could just negotiate a deal but i was told by a spokesman that there were very constructive negotiations going on with david frost. if constructive negotiations are going on, surely he can get a deal without the distraction of a general election.
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the prime minister is committed to getting a deal if he can and he's working hard at that but if you take no deal off the table if this the table if this bill does, you totally wreck those negotiations, that removes are leveraged and gives no incentive for the european union to engage with us properly, that's why this bill is so damaging and we cannot let it happen, we must have a general election to give the british people a choice. who's going to negotiate for them at the summit, jeremy corbyn or borisjohnson? speaking to my colleague annita mcveigh, labour mp jess phillips has been reacting tojojohnson‘s decision to quit. like thejohnsons, i come from a big family and it must be incredibly difficult for him to have made this line in the sand which makes it, i suppose, all the more braver. i have to say i was a bit shocked when jo johnson supported his brother. it seems shocking, butjojohnson had left the government to support a people's vote, for the idea of brexit going back to the people. when he then said he was going to serve in borisjohnson‘s government and support him, i did think that was quite odd
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and that he would eventually find it too difficult because they do seem polar opposites on this issue. let's talk labour, away from the conservatives, and what the best strategy is. are you supportive of an election after the 31st of october? i am supportive of an election when i think that the direct issue that is facing us right now has been sorted. actually what we've seen over the last three days is parliament finally acting with consensus, getting things through the commons and working together like adults cross—party to govern the country through this period. that can't go on forever and nobody is suggesting it should but until the issue of no deal is completely off the table, until there is a pathway, whether that is a deal or a second referendum, until that happens i'm not sure how a general election solves anything. your colleague peter who i spoke to earlier said he wasn't interested
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in an election until there was a deal to vote on and that had been put to the people. what if a deal cannot be reached? the thing is, a deal can be reached. theresa may has reached a deal with the eu 27. it's not an issue. what this whole election thing has been about since the beginning is borisjohnson touted around the country when he wanted to be the prime minister saying, "there is no way i will ever ask for an extension." but that was, i'm afraid to say, that was a lie because borisjohnson couldn't promise that. he has been in parliament for a considerable amount longer than me so he should know how the system works. we live in a parliamentary democracy and the executive doesn't have the ultimate power to overrule parliament so that is the way it works. he lied when he said that. this election is trying to get him out of the spot because he lied. would you support the amendment that stephen kinnock and others brought before the commons last night, which has at its heart theresa may's deal with some changes involved?
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i totally admire what my colleagues... the labour party yesterday, those members in the party, not the frontbenchers, the prime minister isn't putting forward a deal and whilst i didn't support theresa may's deal, the thing that would make me vote for it was if there was an agreement that that deal could go back to the people because i think we are so far down from where we voted in the referendum, so much water under the bridge and so much more information. the nation is divided and i don't think we can solve that problem without the people. wait michael eavis michael gove's response when asked if the uk should leave the eu without a deal. ——
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michael gove. in the event of an audio scenario, every business is a bit of what it needs in order to export then there should be no delay. i ask you on tuesday whether the government has seen an analysis document about transport in the last fortnight. it was reported by sky news that in the worst case, the average delay for fleet at dover will be1.5 average delay for fleet at dover will be 1.5 days and then the best case, a weight of two to three hours —— freight. can you confirm the government has received that analysis? not quite. hasn't quite received it or the description is not accurate? the latter. so what did the report say about the average likely delay in the best and the worst? it didn't. what it did say,
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in the spirit of openness, it is the case that the 1.5 to 2.5 delay scenario is drawn from the reasonable worst case scenario that we did have in the original document. we are seeking to test out andi document. we are seeking to test out and i hope we will publish in full the workings behind that. on the specific point, the best case scenario if everyone understands what it is they need to do is that there will be no delay but it is the case that if a lorry were to arrive and not have the necessary documentation before it left the uk thenit documentation before it left the uk then it is estimated that it could ta ke then it is estimated that it could take up to two hours to ensure that lorry then had the documentation in order to complete its journey but it may well be the case that lorry or that consignment is met or recognised that it doesn't have that documentation well before it gets to the short strings. we were told yesterday by a witness who formerly
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was working at hmrc, french authorities were told that trucks without correct paperwork will be held for between two and eight hours. is that your understanding? they will be held, i cannot make a specificjudgment they will be held, i cannot make a specific judgment about how long they will be held, i cannot make a specificjudgment about how long but ican specificjudgment about how long but i can say more about the process for the benefit of the committee. finally, we were told yesterday that calais has a space for 300 lorries to be put in a red line for inspection because they haven't got the right paperwork. can you tell us what happens when all of those spaces are full? it's an amber lane, not a red lane. we were told yesterday it was red. again, it is important. the key thing is having visited calais last friday, it is the case that if trucks have the appropriate documentation, they can travel freely. if they don't, they will be kept at that point and
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either returned to the uk in order to ensure that they are compliant or if it is the case that while they can use customs agents to ensure papers can be rendered compliant, they can move on. that doesn't quite a nswer they can move on. that doesn't quite answer question, what happens? it's answer question, what happens? it's a practical problem with flow. what happens when 300 spaces are full? then they are full. fine, then what does that mean for lorries on ferries that cannot get off? does that mean for lorries on ferries that cannot get offlm depends on whether they have the documentation applied. that checking be done in dover to prevent lorries that can get into the 300 spaces because they are full will be returned if they don't make the journey? they will be done before that. this is the important point, another important point. it is our intention to ensure that the minimum number of lorries arrive at dover without appropriate documentation at one of the things we are seeking to do through our business information campaign is to explain to
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businesses, what do you need to do in order to be compliant? in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news: the prime minister's brother, jojohnson, quits as tory mp and minister, saying he's "torn between family and national interest". former labour mp luciana berger, who resigned over her party's handling of anti—semitism, joins the liberal democrats. number ten says boris johnson will address the public later today, to argue his case for a general election. in the business news: the cbi says the vote by mps to try to stop a no—deal brexit is a "small chink of light". but the business lobby group is warning that uncertainty could still continue to hold back investment. it says a trade deal with the eu
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is crucial to safeguard jobs. meanwhile, the manufacturing lobby group make uk says firms are less prepared for no deal brexit now than they were in march. it'salso warning that uncertainty is holding back demand. increasing the cost of sugary snacks could be a better way of tackling obesity than taxing sugary drinks according to a new study. the british medicaljournal says snacks like biscuits, cakes and chocolate make up more of our sugar intake than drinks. it's been another bumper year for the housebuilder redrow. profits hit a record high ofjust over $400 million. that's the sixth year in a row it's achieved record results. but if you thought you were going to get away without hearing the b word, think again. the company says brexit is still causing uncertainty despite these blockbuster results. kate faulkner is a property expert. shejoins us now. kate, i thought
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the housing market was on slow down. it depends where you are. the only thing i can guarantee you is property in this country is somewhere it's going up, somewhere it's going down and somewhere it is staying the same. where redrow and involved, with properties in london and the south, that is where we have seen and the south, that is where we have seen the slowdown in east anglia but in the midlands here, we still have a reasonably buoyant market and wales and scotland are doing very well. watches the company doing right? one of the things i would a lwa ys right? one of the things i would always say is the developers rating given by the house builders federation and it is a customer survey that goes out to all of the people that buy and at the top of the scale they have one of the five star ratings. certainly listening to how they were looking forward, they seem how they were looking forward, they seem to have a good land bank, certainly since the crash as well,
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the developers have got very, very good at not just the developers have got very, very good at notjust throwing up boxes but really building neighbourhoods and communities and that is something that redrow holds a lot of stall by so it's about getting the design right and they are keen to target people that would normally buy an existing home, which is good because there's not a lot of those for sale so they seem to have a very, very measured idea of which way the market is going. help to buy is changing the fortunes of the company? notjust this company but all developers because it is high volumes for them so i think we're going to have to work together with government to try to find a way, whether it is through the private sector coming up with new ideas and innovations whether it is continued government help in some way because this deposit that buyers need to get on the ladder is quite high. the affordability from the mortgage perspective is obviously pretty good at the moment so we will need
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something at, i think, but whether that needs government help orjust innovation in the private sector, we are going to have to look at that. as the wrangling over brexit continues, there are fears the country could be slipping into recession for the first time since the financial crisis. the biggest, most valuable part of the economy is the services sector. that lost momentum last month. we already know the economy shrank between the months of april and june. yael selfin is chief economist at kpmg uk. essentially, fiscal policy is really the only game in town now. we have heard the governor of the bank of england yesterday saying that interest rates are likely to be capped in an event over and no deal in our recession but the room the bank of england has is very limited and it's only the government and fiscal policy and extra spending that are there to help the economy
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in the event of recession. cushioning the blow as well as triggering better growth, higher productivity and slightly more equal distribution of gross outcomes across the uk so this is really a lot to do still, as far as the chancellor is concerned. let's check in quickly with some other business stories. the fast fashion company boohoo certainly isnt shedding any tears. it's had to revise its sales forecasts upwards. it now expects sales to increase by as much as 38% this year, as opposed the 30% it was previously predicting. not such great news for dixons carphone. sales there fell 10% in the last quareter. it's because we're holding on to our handsets for longer. also in reverse, the uk car industry. sales of new cars continue to fall with the exception of electric cars. sales of those quadrupled in august. but they're still just
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3% of overall sales. the markets. the ftse is under pressure after disappointing news about the economy. it slowed down last quarter and there are fears of a recession. mining company glencore is also feeling the heat — is the technology we use secretly spying on us? the internet is full of claims that big tech firms are listening in to our conversations, in order to send us targeted adverts. now a team of cyber—security experts has carried out an experiment to try to work out whether the claims are actually true. joe tidy reports. i was talking to a friend about trainers. about a watch. holidays. a car. and within five, ten minutes it was one of the adverts that popped up on there. it seems everyone's got a story like this. strange incidences that make us ask, are our phones and apps listening
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to our conversations? for years the big tech companies have denied this is happening. does facebook use audio obtained from mobile devices to enrich personal information about its users? no. but now a cyber security company has carried out a thorough scientific study to look into it. mobile security experts took four phones, two identical samsung samsung androids and two identical iphones, all with major apps like facebook open. they kept two in silence. the other two were played a series of pet food adverts at the same time over three days. they didn't record any related advertising and no technical evidence of listening. just look at the data phones use when voice assistants like siri and google are activated. compare that to the tiny amounts of data used when the apps are idle. the results won't surprise who study phone security. they may calm some of the conspiracy theorists, but the truth is perhaps just as troubling. there are rapid advancements
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in machine learning technologies where we can now predict what you are interested in according to your past searches and your past behaviour. there are, of course, well documented examples of dodgy apps that do secretly listen to our conversations as well as government spy tools used to snoop on high—level targets, but this research points to a perhaps more troubling truth — the big tech companies probably aren't listening to us because they don't need to. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett. hello. not as much rain around today and it feels warm enough in the sunshine at this time of year. we are seeing more cloud though coming around the top of this area of high pressure and that's getting squeezed away a little bit by these weather fronts coming in. we also sink a bit of patchy rain across scotland and a few showers pushing across northern england but western scotland and northern england should brighten up in the afternoon. we keep the sunshine across much of wales, the midlands and southern england and it should be warmer than it was
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yesterday. here we will see some rain coming in during this evening in the first part of the night. the wind is beginning to pick up once again and we'll push that rain into england during the night. still dry and southern areas but temperatures won't be as low as last night, probably in double figures for most parts of the country. where we have the rain in the country, it will slip southwards across northern england and wales, some patchy later rainfor england and wales, some patchy later rain for the midlands, eventually that will arrive in two southern parts of england. writing and eventually further north with a few showers coming in, most of those across northern parts of scotland, temperatures ebbing away a little bit, noticeable across southern areas with cloud and patchy rain in the afternoon. for the cricket at 0ld the afternoon. for the cricket at old trafford tomorrow, if a shower is likely, it will be at the end of the day. most of it will be dry with sunshine but the winds will be stronger than today, gusty winds across many parts of the country and instead of westerly winds, starting to turn northwesterly, a drop in temperature and we will draw in
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cooler air around that area of high pressure just in cooler air around that area of high pressurejust in time cooler air around that area of high pressure just in time for the weekend. these weather fronts eventually topple in from the atla ntic atlantic to arrive during the second half of the weekend but a chilly day, especially on saturday for eastern parts of england and scotla nd eastern parts of england and scotland where we have a strong northerly wind and one or two showers in central and eastern parts but most places will be dry. a sunny start with patchy cloud bubbling up. highest temperatures probably across south wales in southwest england but feeling chilly here on saturday and probably sunday but the wind is not quite as strong by this stage. we will start with sunshine, cloud starting to increase. we'll see the cloud increasing particularly in north—western scotland and northern ireland and some rain arriving in the northwest. those temperatures again around about 15 to 18 celsius.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at two. borisjohnson is dealt a major blow as his own brother quits as a government minister and conservative mp, saying he's "torn between family and the national interest". it's been an honour to be mp for 0rpington but it is time to move on andi 0rpington but it is time to move on and i have to get to work. the prime will address the public later this afternoon, as it's announced the house of commons will vote again on holding a general election on monday. but labour have suggested they might not support an election until they're certain a further brexit delay has been secured. coming up on afternoon live — all the sport with ben croucher. what is happening in the cricket? steve smith continuing to bat simon. he is defying england in the fourth ashes test, struck another century to push australia past

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