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breast cancer at the age of 39. girls aloud had 21 top ten hits over the course of a decade. stars and producers have been paying tribute. she was the girl next door that had got it all. she was identifiable by the audience who were going to buy her records. that was the beauty of sarah. we'll be asking about the risks of breast cancer in younger women. also tonight — the head of one of prince charles�* charities has stood down, following allegations he helped secure an honour for a wealthy donor. there's a growing backlash among conservatives to suggestions of a national insurance increase to pay for social care in england.
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beyond kabul — we have a special report from rural afghanistan on life under the taliban. and dancing and fireworks bring the tokyo paralympics to a close. the queen says the achievements of britain's athletes have lifted the nation. good evening. the girls aloud singer sarah harding has died at the age of 39. she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. she was part of one of the most successful british female bands of all time. formed on a reality show, they went on to have 21 top ten hits.
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sarah harding's mother marie described her as "a bright shining star," and her band—mate nadine coyle said she was, "absolutely devastated." our enterainment correspondent lizo mzimba looks back at her life. his report contains some flashing images. after three months of competition, the moment her dream came true. sarah. cheering. but sarah harding it could scarcely have imagined the success that would follow. every one of their first 16 singles a top ten hit. thanks to a collection of irresistibly catchy songs, they were soon selling thousands of singles, and performing to sold—out audiences. sarah brought powerful vocals and a willingness to
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be portrayed as the band's most outrageous personality, the headline grabbing party girl. she did end up spending a short time in rehab. she also acted with small parts in coronation street... 1 also acted with small parts in coronation street. . ._ also acted with small parts in coronation street... i don't suppose b an coronation street... i don't suppose by any chance _ coronation street... i don't suppose by any chance you — coronation street. .. i don't suppose by any chance you know— coronation street... i don't suppose by any chance you know it _ coronation street... i don't suppose by any chance you know it tracy - by any chance you know it tracy barlow? �* , . ., ., barlow? and the second of the new six trillions — barlow? and the second of the new six trillions movies. _ barlow? and the second of the new six trillions movies. it _ barlow? and the second of the new six trillions movies. it has - six trillions movies. it has been ureat six trillions movies. it has been great fun- _ has it been fun? it's been great fun. we have a real giggle, actually, in between takes. we really are naughty schoolgirls. we have to be kept getting told, "girls, shut up!" nadine coyle led the tributes, saying... and pop starsjudge pete waterman paid his tribute this afternoon. she was a girl next door who had got it all.
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she was identifiable by the audience that were going to buy her records. that was the beauty of sarah. when the singer discovered an enlarged lymph node just before covid began, the pandemic was a factor in her delaying seeking treatment. breast cancer is, in fact, a very curable illness if it's diagnosed early, but the unfortunate thing in sarah's case is that she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer where it had already spread to her body. and you can only survive it for as long as the treatments are helping and stalling the breast cancer from spreading any further. sarah and the other four members of girls aloud went their separate ways in 2013, but not before they'd entertained fans for the best part of a decade. sarah harding was a crucial part of the group. a woman who achieved so much in a life cut short at such a young age.
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sarah harding, who died this morning. sarah harding was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, when she was 38. our health correspondent catherine burns is with me. how common is breast cancer in younger women? sarah harding was very unlucky to get diagnosed at such a young age. to get some context, just 4% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed in women under a0. it is seen as a much bigger risk once you are over 50. she was also unlucky in that one of her first symptoms was a pain in her breast. this by itself is not normally seen as a sign of cancer. she did also have a lamp, though. the third reason she was unlucky was locked down, because by the time that came around, she knew that she needed more tests, but she wanted to convince herself that she had a cyst and she felt she should not go to the nhs unless it was a real emergency. the message from the nhs at the time was that people should come forward for cancer care, but sarah harding was not alone in doing
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this. the charity cancer research uk said that in the year from april 2020, the number of people starting care for cancer treatment in england fell by 10,500 compared to before the pandemic. so breast cancer, to put it in some context, it is the most common cancer in the uk. 0ne put it in some context, it is the most common cancer in the uk. one in seven women will be diagnosed at some stage, but for the vast majority, the survival rates are excellent. like early cancer —— any cancer, the other you pick it up the better, so if you have a lump or any changes in your breasts, best to pick it up as soon as possible. catherine brunt, thank you. the chief executive of one of prince charles' charities, the prince's foundation, has temporarily stepped down from the role, following claims that he helped secure an honour for a major donor. michael fawcett is accused of helping a saudi businessman receive an honourary cbe. here's our royal correspondentjonny dymond. for decades, michael fawcett was the aide with the answers
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to the prince's problems. mr fawcett, did you secure honours for cash? any comment on the allegations in the newspapers this morning? is the sunday times story true? this morning, he wasn't taking questions. he's accused of promising to help this wealthy saudi businessman — mahfouz marei mubarak bin mahfouz — to get british citizenship and an honour in exchange for donations to the prince's charities. he was the prince's valet until 2003, but he was more than just a servant. a controversial figure at the palace, he won the loyalty of prince charles. twice he left the prince. twice he came back. until yesterday, the chief executive of the prince's foundation. today, a former minister said there were questions to answer. well, michael fawcett has been forced to resign twice already. and both times — under cover of darkness, almost — he was reinstated by prince charles when the hoo—ha had died down. so prince charles is very,
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very closely linked with this man and i'm sure that whatever michael fawcett did would have been done with the full support of prince charles. prince charles needs to answer questions about this, not michael fawcett. the foundation said it takes very seriously the allegations that had recently been brought to its attention and the matter is currently under investigation. mr bin mahfouz said he expected no reward for his charitable donations. a source close to the prince told the bbc that prince charles was not aware of any link between donations to his charities and honours or british citizenship. michael fawcett has temporarily stepped down from his position. jonny dymond, bbc news. there's a growing backlash in the conservative party to suggestions of increasing national insurance contributions in order to fund social care in england. the former chancellor lord hammond has warned borisjohnson that he'll damage the party if he adopts the policy, which would break a manifesto commitment.
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here's our political correspondent damian grammaticas. this is kate visiting her mother, carolyn, who is 75, in a care home with dementia. kate is selling her mother's flat to pay for the care. £7,000 every month, and it has risen fast. the stress of, will you be able to afford it? we heard about these astronomical care home prices and they are, the fees are not sustainable, certainly with mum's fees going up a5% in six years, should i ever need to go into a care home, i dread to think what the price will be. the care system is in crisis. some pay all of their costs if they have assets, others rely on local authorities who struggle to fund adequate provision. and battered by the pandemic, it is short on staff. there is 100,000 vacancies. we work with national and local
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partners and those who have lived experience of the social care sector to get this right and get it right as we are determined to do. we will fix the crisis in social care once and for all. - borisjohnson on his first day as prime minister promised to fix this crisis, but that will cost billions each year, and he also pledged no increase in major taxes, a pledge he is considering breaking. it's thought the government is looking at raising national insurance contributions. some conservative mps, though, don't want taxes to go up at all. others think this would be a deeply unfair way to fix the problem. the issue is, an increase in national insurance contributions is asking young working people, some of whom will never inherit a property, to subsidise older people who have accumulated wealth during their lifetime and have a property. and on any basis, that has got to be wrong.
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labour today also said that there is a national insurance was not the right approach, but has not proposed an alternative. we are sceptical about the idea of loading the entire burden of the social care crisis onto the supermarket workers and delivery drivers who are already dealing with really high housing costs, childcare costs and others. so this is a huge test for borisjohnson. as much as money, far—reaching reform is required and he'll have to get it through his own party as well as through parliament. and most difficult for borisjohnson is that deep disquiet among tory mps, and the fact that opposition could grow. half of those who get care are elderly, but all the costs, if done through national insurance, would fall on those below pension age, disproportionately on lowest income. jacob rees—mogg, who sits in the cabinet, has warned that leaders breaking promises. and we know to
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make that tomorrow, the government is, we believe, going to announce an extra £5.5 billion as a temporary measure for the nhs to get that through this winter and to deal with the backlog of cases caused by covid. thanks very much, damian grammaticas. police investigating the disappearance of claudia lawrence 12 years ago say nothing of significance has been found following a major new search of a popular fishing spot near york. the 35—year—old chef hasn't been seen since she failed to arrive for work at the university of york in march 2009. the government has confirmed that coronavirus vaccine passports will be required to get into nightclubs and some other big indoor venues in england at the end of this month. the scheme has been criticised by venues and some mps. in scotland, there's growing opposition to a similar measure, which is due to be voted on this week. james reynolds reports.
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to get into a nightclub, you normally need id, dancing shoes, and a bit of swagger. but from the end of the month, in england, clubbers will also need to show proof of their vaccine status. in theory, all over a teams will have had the chance to be double jabbed by then. the law will apply to everyone wanting to enter a large venue. scotland has announced a similar plan, whilst welsh ministers say they will not be introducing passports, and there has been no comments so far from stormont. ii comments so far from stormont. if people are enclosed spaces in large numbers, we see spikes appearing. the best thing to do, then commits to work with the industry, to make sure they can open safely and sustainably in the long term, the best way to do that is to check vaccine status.— vaccine status. here in soho, niuhtlife vaccine status. here in soho, nightlife has _ vaccine status. here in soho, nightlife has come _ vaccine status. here in soho, nightlife has come back, - vaccine status. here in soho, nightlife has come back, and| nightlife has come back, and nightclubs will have to get ready to operate as bouncers of the
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unvaccinated. it is not yet clear exactly which other businesses will have to do the same. we exactly which other businesses will have to do the same.— have to do the same. we are incredibly — have to do the same. we are incredibly concerned - have to do the same. we are incredibly concerned about . have to do the same. we are i incredibly concerned about the have to do the same. we are - incredibly concerned about the idea of vaccine _ incredibly concerned about the idea of vaccine passports, as they have been _ of vaccine passports, as they have been outlined. there is no doubt it would _ been outlined. there is no doubt it would increase significantly the costs _ would increase significantly the costs for— would increase significantly the costs for businesses in the night—time economy that would be affected. _ night—time economy that would be affected, businesses that have been closed _ affected, businesses that have been closed for— affected, businesses that have been closed for 17 months without revenue _ closed for 17 months without revenue. . . closed for 17 months without revenue. ., . closed for 17 months without revenue-— closed for 17 months without revenue. ., . ., , ., revenue. france has already rolled out its own — revenue. france has already rolled out its own version _ revenue. france has already rolled out its own version of— revenue. france has already rolled out its own version of a _ revenue. france has already rolled out its own version of a vaccine - out its own version of a vaccine passports. used for entry to bars, restaurants, and museums. despite protests, it is aimed at getting the final groups of particularly sociable vaccine sceptics to get the jab. here in the uk, schoolkids returning for the start of term, don't get have to think about nightclub entry strategy of vaccine passports. at present, healthy 12 to 15—year—olds are not being offered the covid jab, but new advice expected in the coming days may change that. james reynolds, bbc news.
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let's take a look at the latest uk coronavirus figures. there were 37,011 new infections recorded in the latest 2a—hour period, which means an average ofjust over 35,500 cases per day in the last week. the figures also show there were just over 7,500 people in hospital being treated for coronavirus three days ago. 68 deaths were reported in the latest 2a—hour period — that's people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—19 test. that takes the average number of deaths per day to 113 over the last week. 0n vaccinations, nearly 89% of people over the age of 16 have had their first jab, and nearly 80% of people over 16 have had both doses. a heavily pregnant police officer in afghanistan has been shot dead by armed men inside her home. witnesses said banu negar had been beaten the previous day, after taking down a taliban flag. the taliban have told the bbc
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they had no involvement in her death and are investigating. across the country, many afghans are fearful of what the future holds under the new regime, but some, particularly in rural areas, are also relieved that a war that cost the lives of tens of thousands of civilians is finally over. 0ur correspondent secunder kermani, and cameraman malik mudassir, report now from the eastern province of logar. they've grown up along the front line, but their first taste of peace is bittersweet. in the final weeks of the war, government forces flattened these houses after coming under fire from taliban fighters somewhere nearby. the afghan army frequently accused the taliban of firing from residential areas.
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either way, civilians have often been caught in the middle of this conflict. translation: everywhere we go in this villaue, translation: everywhere we go in this village, people _ translation: everywhere we go in this village, people try _ translation: everywhere we go in this village, people try to _ translation: everywhere we go in this village, people try to show - translation: everywhere we go in this village, people try to show us l this village, people try to show us signs of the war, where the army used to fire down on the bazaar, where the taliban it used to be based, the ceiling hit by bullets, that shot over their head by a rocket. , ., , ., _, rocket. this man is same to come with him- — rocket. this man is same to come with him- the _ rocket. this man is same to come with him. the sense _ rocket. this man is same to come with him. the sense of— rocket. this man is same to come | with him. the sense of destruction might not look that much, but they have had a devastating impact on people's lives. now you have got peace, but what are the challenges do you have here? —— what other challenges? and we are here, and i don't see any women around us, so is that because of the taliban?
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in more conservative areas like this, social attitudes do align more closely with those of the taliban. what local women think remains unclear. elsewhere today, a female police officer was allegedly killed by the taliban, though they have denied that. by the time we arrived, the local girls�* school has already closed for the day. across much of the country, classes are taking place, but for now, only for primary pupils. this village boys' school is under—resourced and overcrowded, with most taught outside. in the past, lessons would often be interrupted by clashes, the principal tells me. in villages like this, an end to the violence was the biggest priority, but so many other challenges still remain. secunder kermani, bbc
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news, logar province. the queen has sent her congratulations to britain's paralympians at the end of the tokyo games, telling them their performances have "lifted the nation." paralympicsgb won a1 golds, finishing second in the medal table, behind china. 0ur sports correspondent andy swiss reports from tokyo. last but definitely not least. britain's final medal of the games was one of its most emotional. a badminton bronze for a tearful krysten coombs. earlier there had also been bronze in the wheelchair basketball. the british team finished with 12a medals across a record 18 sports — and with their leader full of praise. how would you sum up what this team have achieved? history—making. they've ripped up the stats and we put a marker down in terms of the depth of talent. and we are very, very proud of what we've achieved out here in tokyo.
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and so the end of a successful games for britain and an unprecedented one for the paralympics. despite being postponed for a year and held during the pandemic, tokyo 2020 has finally reached the finish line. amid a colourful closing ceremony, the british flag was brought in by boccia gold medallist david smith, while afghanistan's two athletes also paraded after being evacuated from kabul to take part. for all the competitors, this was a games they feared might never happen, so their gratitude to the hosts was clear. together, against the odds, we did it. the tokyo 2020 paralympic games have notjust been historic — they have been fantastic. to the people of japan — you made this possible. and after 12 dazzling days, the paralympic flame was extinguished. paris now awaits in just three years
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— a reminder of the struggles these games have faced. but they've happened. forjapan and for sport, the end of a truly extraordinary summer. andy swiss, bbc news, tokyo. now with the rest of the day's sport, here'sjohn watson at the bbc sport centre. good evening. england beat andorra at wembley to maintain their perfect world cup qualifying campaign, as wales needed a gareth bale hat trick to rescue them against belarus. natalie pirks reports. 67,000 supporters back at wembley to soak up the september sunshine and after yet more racist abuse in international football england fans showed that respect starts at home. gareth southgate made wholesale changes, and almost three years since his last england goal, jesse lingard rejoined the party. back to jesse lingard. but andorra were defending very deep, and england were labouring. hit the crossbar.
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time for the cavalry. all three combined to unlock andorra. penalty. the last time a crowd watched penalties here, it was painful. not this time. england were lifted, and this was more like it. and that's beautiful. and on his 20th birthday, the perfect present for bukayo saka. unlike injuly, he left wembley happy tonight, as did the boss. a—0 the final score. england now haven't lost a home world cup qualifier in 26 games. injury and visa problems left wales without 13 players as they travelled 2000 miles to play belarus in russia. at 2—2 in injury time, it looked as though it might have been a wasted journey, but who else to bale them out? to gareth bale, it's in! a hat—trick for gareth and a crucial three points for wales. natalie pirks, bbc news. there were chaotic scenes in brazil's world cup qualifier against argentina tonight. brazil's health authorities took to the field just after kick—off
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to demand four english based players, emiliano buendia and emiliano martinez of aston villa, and giovanni lo celso and christian romero of tottenham, must quarantine in a row over covid rules. the match was suspended. british number one dan evans failed in his bid to reach the quarter finals of a grand slam for the first time. he lost in straight sets to an inspired daniil medvedev in the last 16 of the us open. the russian is a former finalist here two years ago and is yet to drop a set. red bull's max verstappen's regained the lead in the formula one drivers championship. his victory came in front ofjubilant home support at the dutch grand prix in zandvoort, finishing ahead of lewis hamilton, who he leads by three points. valtteri bottas was third. and england need a record run chase if they're to win the fourth test after india set a huge target of 368 at the oval. shardul thakur made 60 today, before india were all out for a66. england without loss at stumps and will look to bat through tomorrow's final day
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for at least a draw. details on day two of the solheim cup and the start of the tour of britain over on the bbc sport website tonight. for now though, that's all from me. and that's it from me. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodnight. hello, there. anti—cyclonic gloom is going to be a thing of the past, this week. instead of the winds coming in off the north sea bringing in all the cloud we're starting to entrain some drier and warmer air coming in from continental europe. now, that dry warm air hasn't reached everywhere yet. you can see there was a lot of cloud across scotland and northern ireland, and even on monday, there's a little bit of light rain
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or drizzle left over. northern areas of the uk seeing more cloud, some sunshine in north—eastern scotland, but away from the far north of england, england and wales should get a good deal of sunshine coming in, and we've got a gentle breeze coming in from the south. it's bringing in that warmth, so temperatures are going to be higher on monday. could reach 27 degrees across south—eastern parts of england and the low 20s in scotlan and northern ireland. still maybe one or two spots of rain across the western coasts and hills of scotland, but, otherwise, as we head into monday evening, it will be a dry and fairly warm end to the day. high pressure is still dominating. the centre of the high is drifting away from the uk, allowing this area of low pressure to come into biscay. what that does, though, itjust reinforces this south—easterly breeze that will be picking up and drawing in that warmer air, and pushing away a lot of the cloud as well. we'll see more sunshine arriving in northern ireland the southern half of scotland, sunny skies for england and wales, and those temperatures are continuing to climb — 28, maybe even 29 degrees. that's hotter than it was during the whole of august. now, as we head into wednesday, we've got similar warm, sunny conditions across many parts
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of the country, but signs of change here in the far south—west — some showers that could turn heavy and thundery later on in the day. but, ahead of that, the warmth is pushing northwards into scotland where we've got more sunshine, the mid—20s in the central belt. again, 28, 29 through the midlands towards the south—east of england. now, we saw those showers coming in to the far south—west on that weather front there, and pressure is going to be falling overnight with some wetter weather arriving in from the south—west, and that will move its way northwards and eastwards across the uk on thursday. there still could be some heavier bursts of rain, there could still be the odd rumble or two of thunder, but it maybe becomes drier across more southern areas in the afternoon. temperatures, though, will be lower. we've got more of a south—westerly breeze this time, together with more cloud and rain, so highs of 2a, 25 degrees at best. still not bad, though, for this time of the year. heading towards the end of the week, we have low pressure in charge of the weather, and that means things are turning more unsettled. we've got some sunshine, yes, but there will be some showers. now, again, these could be heavy but they're no means guaranteed —
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some placesa are going to stay dry and fine, but because the breeze is in from the west or south—west temperatures are continuing to drop, 19—23 degrees. temperatures are continuing so, temperatures are continuing we've got some big, l on so, we've got some big, big changes on the way over the week ahead. for the next few days is going to get hotter with some sunshine around them thursday it starts to cool down a bit and we've got the threat of some rain. in that rain threat continues, actually, into the weekend and beyond. you going to find this cut—off low bringing more showers into the south—west to the weekend and then as we look a little further afield into the atlantic and put the jet stream on there is a strong object propagating right across the atlantic bringing in that area of low pressure. that could contain, actually, some areas of hurricane larry complicating the story but the theme is, there, that it will be more unsettled. as we head into the following week there will be some showers could be heavy, some sunshine at times and temperatures not too bad for the time of year.
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hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines. former girls aloud singer sarah harding has died at the age of 39, after being diagnosed with breast cancer last year. the head of one of prince charles' charities temporarily steps down after claims he helped secure an honourfor a major donor.
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relatives of a female police officer in the ghor province of afghanistan have told the bbc that she has been killed by the taliban. plans to overhaul england's social care system are likely to be unveiled this week, amidst warnings that a rise in national insurance could provoke a "very significant backlash". hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are journalist and broadcaster caroline frost and parliamentary journalist tony grew. tomorrow's front pages. the sun leads with a full page splash on the death of girls aloud singer sarah harding, quoting her mother's discription quoting her mother's description of her as �*our shining star'.
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the metro echo's that quote and says that proposed national insurance tax


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