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lovely to have you both here. nice selection tonight. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the guardian says the bbc is fighting to contain a growing crisis last night over its decision to censure a bbc breakfast presenter over her comments about donald trump, amid fury inside the corporation. the daily mail front page features the same story — saying the bbc is embroiled in a race row, after it reprimanded naga munchetty. the ‘i' says the government are trying claw back money from thomas cook executives to compensate customers. the daily express focuses on prince harry — following in his mother'sfootsteps in angola, to highlight the danger of landmines and the call
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for them to be banned. the times claims online pharmacies are prescribing powerful opioids without consulting gps — which is in breach of new regulations. according to the daily telegraph, sirjohn major is facing questions over his role in the downfall of margaret thatcher after her authorised biography revealed he conspired with some of her closest aides to ensure she stood down so he could try to succeed her. the daily mirror says ministers are considering a ban on souvenirs from the trophy hunting. the financial times leads with the story about the white house considering a plan to stop chinese companies listing on us exchanges, in a move that would take its trade war with china to wall street. those of the front pages. we are going to start off with thomas cook.
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and the headline there, a pledge to millions paid to buses on the front the eye. as the government looking at how we can get back money from the bosses who made the awful decisions that led to thomas cook going bust. it is the executives who made bad decision after bad decision and led to the company collapsing but took away millions and millions of pounds. the chief executive got {8.3 million since 2014. and so the government is having to pay back a lot of money for people whose holiday plans were ruined and looking at whether they can get some of that money from the executive pay packets instead. they really did pull so much cash out of the company but they knew it was failing as well. i think i read around for every £5 they earned £1 was spent to pay down their debt. massively in debt for years and they still kept
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putting out these massive bonuses. they basically got away scott free and no one was asking questions. i'll focus in the government try to get people back and all of these holiday—makers are looking at never getting competition, really. also looking at changing the rules. after thomas cook went to bust the government had to spend. £100 million to get these holiday—makers back. and they are looking at changing the rules. next time if a firm goes bust could you use to those planes that are not going used? could they do the routes a nyway used? could they do the routes anyway to bring people back on holiday? rather than the government having to chart of the plans to do that? is coming off the back of the news that a lot of the thomas cook employees are also trying to get money. there's no some legal action that has been taken and in line with the protective award, i was not aware of this means that you are to be you can claim competition if you work in an office with more than 20
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people and you were made redundant. it will be interesting and it's all about trying to get the money back. and there's 21,000 employees that this faces. it's a huge number of people. as a lot focused on holiday—makers but the workers as well have been really hard done by it. the people suffering. the people in the lower wages do not have the mass savings to be able to cope at the moment. the bosses of the ones that have had millions and millions of pounds, they are fine. these people do not have that sort of money. they have said that liquidators working on part of thomas cook are saying that they will co—operate with any of this process. let's move to the front of the times and opioids prescription drugs the news lately but this particular online opioids we are about here. a big investigation
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aware of their repurchases gone on to online pharmacies to try and buy some incredibly strong painkillers so some incredibly strong painkillers so protein is very strong they were able to buy 200 tablets of that easily. also 200 tablets of one that is twice as strong there were very few checks. other reporters is able to go on and by the same amount of drugs the next day, and absolutely none of these pharmacies were contacting gps. if your gp is prescribing painkillers for your back or you found get hooked it so easy to go to these pharmacies and almost no regulation whatsoever. these are the exact sort of drugs we need your doctor kind of regularly reviewing them. drugs that are highly addictive and people have a dependence too. if there's not someone dependence too. if there's not someone they are checking you've been on these drugs for a while and it's time you came off them, it's really problematic. i don't know if either of them followed the report that was released about a week and a half ago over concerns of
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prescription drugs and antidepressants and opioids as well. just looking at the opioids figures public health england pointed out that 1.2 million people last year we re that 1.2 million people last year were taking opioids and half of those had been on those for more than three years. it's a huge number. to be on it for three years is incredible. a lot of people need them and i take them myself or back pain. ithink them and i take them myself or back pain. i think gps should be regularly reviewing this and making sure that you are not dependent on them and you could come off of them 01’ them and you could come off of them or maybe other things could help more like exercise or something. having pharmacies that was installed amount for profit is really worrying. it could be moving to a us kind of opioid dependency. it's the marketing of these on the pharmacies too. people having prescriptions getting e—mail saying you are now, you will build to get more stuff is
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now lifted, you just encouraging people to take these and targeting vulnerable people. and they do mention their piece and pastor, a christian church and what medical background but they have to prescribe? a lot of the gps prescribing in these pharmacies were not registered to give advice in the uk. you worry a lot about who the sponsor uk. you worry a lot about who the sponsor doctors behind these pharmacies are as well if they are not registered in the uk they don't have the same checks and you worry about very vulnerable people who will just about very vulnerable people who willjust go online. if the don't have your medical records i don't know your historyjust some person speaking to the first time on skype and they don't know whether you are telling the truth or not. you said you take medication for health or your back, professor helen stokes
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said that the problem here is a severe lack of alternatives for taking these. what has your experience been? i know a lot of people, myself included, do need them certain days. most of the time i'm 0k them certain days. most of the time i'm ok but will have very bad days when i could barely and the problem with back pain is if you don't move around it gets worse. it's used to keep me moving and i don't use every day, ijust keep me moving and i don't use every day, i just use keep me moving and i don't use every day, ijust use it when it is particularly bad. not many alternatives and there are some drugs that block nerve pain but they are also, if you look at belfast there's a lot of dependency as well. young teenagers getting hooked on it and so not securely great. let's just turn to the front page of the daily mail and bbc torn apart by race row is their headline. yes, this is naga munchetty, the popular pvc breakfast presenter who was
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talking about president trumpet she said she was absently furious about his language after he said that three or four us congresswomen should go home despite being the usa. and the bbc is getting big back—ups on this, they had a report into this despite only getting one complaint and have censured naga munchetty. we are seeing a u—turn tonight and we see the director general and he's but a statement saying they could put you back her and admired her. what she was doing when talking about racism in this country, that's obviously very difficult to talk about something that was very personal and i think there's been a lot of figures like there's been a lot of figures like the chancellor saying it's ridiculous the decision they have made, andl ridiculous the decision they have made, and i think it's quite good at tonight we seen them pulling away. made, and i think it's quite good at tonight we seen them pulling awaylj have not seen anybody defend it so far. i've seen a few bbc tweets, but that's it. i think people are very upset about what this might mean
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about bbc in the future. if you can't talk about your experience of racism can you talk about your experience of sexism and personal experience of sexism and personal experience of sexism and personal experience of homophobia? and you worry a lot about what sort of precedent the set. and if that's the u—turn it will have to be welcomed by anybody. i will bring out the points brought up in the statement, that was issued by the bbc executive committee and it was led by tony holcomb the director general. the bbc is not impartial on racism, racism is not an opinion and not a matter for debate. racism is not an opinion and not a matterfor debate. racism is racism, and reading on, diversity, that is hugely the success of the bbc and built on the quality and diversity of our people and that is not negotiable. that was just... of our people and that is not negotiable. that wasjust... and that was part of the statement but they do talk about the very limited
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aspect. it was not about her comments on racism, that part of the complaint was rejected. let us turn toa complaint was rejected. let us turn to a moment. we are going back in history and fascinating details coming out from the front page of the daily telegraph. don, take us through this. we've gone back to margaret thatcher in the day she resigned. john major had a secret role in her downfall. she was of his effacing of the leadership battle and expecting john major to come out and expecting john major to come out and he was apparently at home and very ill, and panicking because he didn't want to. the fact that he did not back her mention that she ended up not back her mention that she ended up resigning and she was utterly distraught, she had no preparation for the outside world. apparently her personal bank account was empty
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she did not know how to use remote control. or is it a telephone? it's both. and she was obviously you think of margaret thatcher can think of the prime minister, but it's really interesting is the biography by him looking at the final days of her premiership and the first few days out of power. just the kind of small things the person don't think of how you've not had to deal with these and it talks about how she camel these and it talks about how she came i was living with friends and she was so grief stricken about no longer being prime minister she was unable to make decisions over she wanted to live and she was so grief stricken about no longer being prime minister she was unable to make decisions over she wanted to live in it talks about how she was teleporting one of her aides the first time and got through to an answer from message and it was margaret thatcher saying well, i've never come as the first haven't ever had to use an answer phone and it's the personal side of things. you kind of don't think about. it's hard to come of that adjustment come up from being prime ministerand to come of that adjustment come up
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from being prime minister and to not being prime minister. it talks about how margaret thatcher's daughter had to buy heran how margaret thatcher's daughter had to buy her an address book for christmas because she did not know anyone possibly telephone numbers. she was so used to officials ringing everyone for her. it was quite hard going from number ten to being a normal person. it's a form of institutionalization. the get so used to the environment and that extensive research into this. 600 sources, 20 years with the research. let us finish on the front page story of the mirror. again learning a lot from some of the front pages today. trophy hunting victory. this is the head of the tory party co nfe re nce is the head of the tory party conference they are announcing that they are going to look at banning they are going to look at banning the import of souvenirs from trophy hunting and this is things like lions heads, elephants and a lot of people will be quite pleased as a government is finally taking action on this. when you look at pictures
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like that land there with its head... cecil the lion from 2015. the government is taking action here and it will be quite popular. yes, goldsmith said he's very keen to start the inquiry into how they would do it. and again will be really popular. a very small number of people that actually do it and i think they said 2000 souvenirs have been brought in in the last ten yea rs been brought in in the last ten years but that figure is double what it was ten years ago. 20,000 pieces, yeah shocking figures. the number being brought back has doubled. yeah shocking figures. the number being brought back has doubledm effects a very small number of people and effects these people who will bury unpopular with the general public. the general public find this sickening. quite like animal welfare. going out and deliberately tried to kill an animal not for food but forfun tried to kill an animal not for food but for fun really upset a lot of
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people. i think it will be a very popular movie. part of this includes a letter from the primate expert jane goodall, well known and the band trophy hunting founder. but i found fascinating about this was that there is an exemption in britain for trophy hunting. what you make of that? seems utterly ridiculous. check with the numbers here and so surprised they are so high but it's quite interesting the tory party are looking at doing this now and obviously it looks like an election is around the corner, if you look at the last election there's issues of this that really damage the tory party particularly on facebook and twitter. things like fox hunting became massive issues and they were quite hard to come you talk to tory mps and they say, on the doorstep. it's a lot of stuff like this of social media campaigns that were getting talk to about rather than things about brexit. leaveit rather than things about brexit. leave it there for now.
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the headlines are coming up at 11. stay with us for that. for now a big thank you tojohn and dawn. all the papers are online, don't forget that. the headlines coming up at 11, do stay with us for that. hello there. the petition for another 50 to 100 mm of rain for some parts this weekend. particularly england and wales and that gives concerns, doesn't it about flooding. the ground is saturated about all the rain the river levels are gradually increasing as well. next i supply we are bring about this is today plus a cloud and rain showers that moved through and are tornado reported up to the northwest of scotland. more
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rain to come overnight tonight and this one comes in later in the day tomorrow. overnight we sorted showers to come across the north and east of england. this band of rain moving across northern ireland and southern scotland clearing in the mist and fog and aspects make it incredibly improve the situation. lengthier and dryer and printer spells. with later windsor should feel more pleasant than it did during the day today. showers not as heavy but you clearly are drawn to what is happening towards the southwest because we've got some more intense brain to come through tomorrow evening and overnight. torrential downpours because there's tropical air tied in with the slow pressure and notjust that, but gale force winds blowing that rain england and tomorrow night got a new moon, so we will have high tides and could have coastal flooding as well. pretty wet and windy tomorrow night, and to start sunday. only gradually does that ring is away. northern
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ireland and scotland escape the worst but this wind settles into the day making it feel colder and still those weather fronts orjust be entering around across england and wales. some brightness in between but the concern is that the winds switch around to the north or the northwest and as they do so it will have a sting in their tail. the syndicate scales across wales and through the evening that will tra nsfer eastwards through the evening that will transfer eastwards individually to come down the north sea coast which by that stage sunday evening we could well have some high tides once again for the north sea coast, so again for the north sea coast, so again we could see some coastal inundation due to the low pressure and the fact that we have got high tides and heavy rain and strong winds just pushing that rain and those tides inland. so yes, if you have plans this weekend don't make this the last forecast you see, the warnings are on the website, heavy rain and gail's due and into next week you can see the remains fairly u nsettled week you can see the remains fairly unsettled and may be a break in the weather midweek but by that stage in
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fa ct weather midweek but by that stage in fact it's much cooler. temperatures will have dipped away in northerly winds setting but actually by the end of the week the southwest returns or we can have more wet and windy weather. so we are stuck in a rut at the moment.
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this is bbc news. i'm lu kwesa i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 11:00: former cabinet minister amber rudd accuses number ten of using words that could incite violence — but borisjohnson defends his comments yet again. can you use words like surrender to describe a certain act, a certain bill? and, quite frankly, ithink that you can. nicola sturgeon says the snp could back a caretaker government led byjeremy corbyn to prevent a no—deal brexit. more scrutiny for the prime minister over links to a us businesswoman when he was the mayor of london. now the police watchdog is involved. mounting pressure on the bbc to overturn a ruling on the breakfast presenter naga munchetty, over comments concerning president trump and racism.

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