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hello. bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. three years after he was sent to prison for sexual assault, the american entertainer bill cosby has his conviction overturned. the era of china being bullied is over. president xi vision shipping makes an impassioned speech at the communist party �*s 100 year celebration. the 's100 year celebration. the chinese people _ 's100 year celebration. the chinese people will- '5100 year celebration. tue: chinese people will never '5100 year celebration. tte: chinese people will never allow any foreign forces to fully oppress or enslave us. good the eu 's oppress or enslave us. good the eu "s covid _ oppress or enslave us. good the eu 's covid certificate _ oppress or enslave us. good the eu 's covid certificate be - oppress or enslave us. good the eu 's covid certificate be a - eu �*s covid certificate be a smart solution to making travel easier in europe? get smart solution to making travel easier in europe?— easier in europe? get this on camera- _ easier in europe? get this on camera- you _ easier in europe? get this on camera. you forgot - easier in europe? get this on camera. you forgot your - easier in europe? get this on i
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camera. you forgot your boots! and in happier— camera. you forgot your boots! and in happier times _ camera. you forgot your boots! and in happier times they - and in happier times they played together. can a memorial for their mother help the royal brothers heal the differences? hello there and a very warm welcome to the programme. the former us actor and comedian bill cosby is spending his first night at home after his conviction for sexual assault was overturned by pennsylvania's supreme court. the 83—year—old had served just two years, just over two years of a ten year sentence but the court ruled that the case should never have gone to court, citing an agreement with the former prosecutor not to bring charges. michelle fleury reports.
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this is the moment bill cosby left prison a free man. he had served two years of a 3—10 year sentence. his fall from grace was sealed in 2018 after he was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault for drugging and molesting andrea constand in 200a. but in a stunning reversal, pennsylvania's highest court said the entertainer should never have been charged. in the split ruling, judges wrote that the trial shouldn't have gone ahead because of an immunity deal mr cosby had struck with a previous prosecutor. he can't be retried. hejust said his heart was racing. he couldn't believe it. he said they was ringing his cell, they were just knocking on the walls, the inmates. he said they said, "look, you're free, get up! get up!" and he was like, "what are these guys talking about?" gloria allred who represented 30 of bill cosby�*s accusers said:
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bill cosby became known as america's dad for his role as cliff huxtable in the 1980s hit sitcom the cosby show. his conviction was seen as proof that even when the accused is one of the most famous people in the world, the voices of the victims of sexual assault could be heard in the us justice system. now, he has a chance to restore his reputation. michelle fleury, bbc news, pennsylvania. president xijinping president xi jinping says that china's renaissance has become irreversible. in a speech marking the centenary of the chinese communist party. addressing massed caterers in tiananmen square, the president said that the communist party had transformed the future of the chinese people and altered the chinese people and altered the landscape of world development. he also said the area of china being bullied is
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gone. translation: fist area of china being bullied is gone. tuna/mom- gone. translation: at the same time the chinese people _ gone. translation: at the same time the chinese people will- time the chinese people will never allow any foreign forces to leave, oppress or enslave us. anyone who dares to try to do that will have their head bashed bloodily against the great wall of steel forged by over 1.4 billion chinese people. over 1.4 billion chinese maple-— over 1.4 billion chinese --eole. v ,, ., ., over 1.4 billion chinese --eole. v ,, ., w, people. let's speak now to our correspondent _ people. let's speak now to our correspondent robin _ people. let's speak now to our correspondent robin who - people. let's speak now to our correspondent robin who joins j correspondent robin who joins us now. it is good to see you. what did you make of the speech? what did you make of the seech? , , ., , ., speech? this is a milestone moment — speech? this is a milestone moment for— speech? this is a milestone moment for china _ speech? this is a milestone moment for china as - speech? this is a milestone moment for china as a - speech? this is a milestone i moment for china as a country and its people but most importantly for the ruling communist party. this city, 100 years ago, the communists had theirfirst congress, years ago, the communists had their first congress, the first meeting. they came to power in 1949 and have been in power since. that speech was partly about marking the moment and it
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shows you and emboldened man, and emboldened leader. he saved his most aggressive words for foreigners looking on and you heard it there, heads bashed bloodied against a great wall of steel. he did not namejoe biden nor the united states. he did not name the growing alliance of nations in this part of the world who want to push back against china that was whom that message was sent to and xijinping is now ruling a country that, of course, is the second biggest economy in the second biggest economy in the world and he feels emboldened by how this country has dealt with the pandemic, certainly domestically and we heard him talk notjust about 100 years the communists have been around for here but the next century of rule as well. so he remains, i suppose in an understated way he remains ambitious. t understated way he remains ambitiou— ambitious. i think that is certainly _ ambitious. i think that is certainly true. _ ambitious. i think that is certainly true. perhaps l ambitious. i think that is - certainly true. perhaps maybe a
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little more of a scaled back affair than we may have expected from a 100—year—old anniversary. that surprise you at all? ., anniversary. that surprise you at all? . , anniversary. that surprise you at all? ., ., anniversary. that surprise you atall? ., ., , ., at all? two years ago they had the celebration _ at all? two years ago they had the celebration of _ at all? two years ago they had the celebration of 70 - at all? two years ago they had the celebration of 70 years - at all? two years ago they had the celebration of 70 years ofl the celebration of 70 years of the celebration of 70 years of the republic of china. that was a mass military parade event in beijing. i saw it myself. remember, this is an event for the party. the party, the government, the country has morphed into one under communist rule but this is a party event for party card was to mark the 100 anniversary of the party. but let's talk about the party. but let's talk about the problems going forward. the country's economy continues to grow but the rate of growth is slowing. there is no doubt a demographic timebomb in this country as well as people live longer and the pension contribution alone of the next ten years is due to swell to an almost unsustainable event. and things remain uncertain globally in terms of trade because of the pandemic that
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began here in china. and china's position, its perception in the rest of the world remains fragile because of that. , , ., , of that. interestingly he was wearin: of that. interestingly he was wearing a — of that. interestingly he was wearing a light _ of that. interestingly he was wearing a light grey - of that. interestingly he was wearing a light grey suit - of that. interestingly he was l wearing a light grey suit which appears to be identical to the one in the famous portrait that is in tiananmen square. it is in tiananmen square. tt certainly looked to me like it was almost identical to the one in the portraitjust under the balcony from where she gave his speech. we have seen previous leaders appear in exactly the same attire, possibly not under the colour, but there is no doubt that xijinping the colour, but there is no doubt that xi jinping is due to move on next year but shows no sign of doing that whatsoever, there is no doubt that he is now the most powerful leader in china since its founding father of modern china, melted on rack in 1949. he has consolidated his power and done that by ensuring this country can continue to grow economically
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but, also, by ensuring that those within the party remain extremely loyal to him and this is a country that has retained, never forget, is a country that has retained, neverforget, a very never forget, a very authoritarian neverforget, a very authoritarian style of rule in times of the party and how it manages its members and in the country as a whole.— country as a whole. thank you very much _ country as a whole. thank you very much for— country as a whole. thank you very much forjoining - country as a whole. thank you very much forjoining us. - country as a whole. thank you very much forjoining us. now| very much forjoining us. now an eu covid certificate aimed at making travel easier in the european union has come into force. the document shows whether the bearer is vaccinated, recovered or has a recent negative test. it was meant to do away with the need for quarantine or further testing when travelling between member countries of the eu. we have this report from vienna. travel during the pandemic has been complicated. you have needed entry forms, test and vaccination certificate, often issued in a variety of different languages which airline staff and border control officials have not
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always been able to understand. but now, the eu has issued a new digital covid certificate which aims to streamline things. you can print out the document or downloaded on your phone. here is a sample one from austria. it tells you whether you have recovered, been tested or vaccinated for covid. the certificates are issued by national authorities in europe and they currently recognised throughout the eu. the travel industry is hoping that eventually other countries will be included as well. we appreciate _ will be included as well. we appreciate we _ will be included as well. - appreciate we have a green pass within europe at least which makes travelling much easier between european countries, especially on holiday season and we would appreciate to have such a system also for third—party countries outside and especially for long haul destinations. in and especially for long haul destinations.— destinations. in austria, hotels and _ destinations. in austria, hotels and restaurants l destinations. in austria, i hotels and restaurants also require people to show proof of
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vaccination, recovery or a negative test. the staff at this vienna hotel say the eu digital certificate makes things easier, especially when it comes to foreign travellers. the advantages that you do not need to speak every language, you can check even a greek pass if it is ok or not. in that case it is very good and quite simple. case it is very good and quite simle. ., ., , , ., simple. foreign tourists are beginning — simple. foreign tourists are beginning to _ simple. foreign tourists are beginning to return - simple. foreign tourists are beginning to return to - simple. foreign tourists are beginning to return to this | beginning to return to this vienna cafe. but every european country currently has its own rules on granting entry to travellers. the eu says that countries like britain are working with them to try and align covid documents. but with concerns about the delta variant rising, free travel for non—eu tourists could be some way away. we will have more on that story in the business news in 20 minutes time. before then,
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let's check in on some of the other stories around for you today. an update on what is going on in miami the death toll from the collapse of that florida tower block has risen to 18 with the discovery of two more bodies. nobody has been pulled alive from the rubble since the early hours of the disaster. officials have said they do still have some hope of finding survivors to voters in the english constituency are going to the polls in a by—election on thursday. the seat has been contested for labour by kim leadbetter, the sister of the former mpjo cox who sister of the former mp jo cox who represents the seated before being murdered five years ago just before the eu referendum. and the former us defence secretary donald rumsfeld has died at the age of 88. he was one of the most influential members of george w bush's administration after the 9/11 attacks, of course. overseeing the invasion of afghanistan and iraq. critics blamed him for many of the
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failures including the prisoner abuse scandal at upgrade. —— abu ghraib. canada is marking its national david celebrations have been overshadowed by the discovery of more indigenous graves. the latest discovery involves more than 180 unmarked graves believed to contain the remains of children aged between seven and 13. a century old church in alberta destroyed. that's sad. it is one of several catholic churches that have been targeted over the past month after hundreds of unmarked graves were found at residential schools previously run by the catholic church. the first minister of alberta visited the church and released this video. we cannot accept, under any circumstances, hateful acts of violence targeting faith communities in this province.
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for 165 years up until the 1990s, more than 150,000 indigenous children were forced into residential schools like this under the canada's assimilation policies. abuse was rife and thousands of children died of disease, neglect, and other causes. the latest discovery as the third such find on a former school site in a month, and prime minister justin trudeau acknowledged that some canadians may not feel like celebrating the country's national day. on the eve of canada day, the horrific discovery of hundreds of children at the sites of former residential schools in bc and in saskatchewan have forced us to reflect upon the historic and ongoing injustices that indigenous people have faced. a delegation of indigenous canadians, including school students, has been invited to the vatican in december to meet with pope francis, but prime minister trudeau, himself a catholic, says any papal apology should take place on canadian soil. courtney bembridge, bbc news.
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stay with us here on bbc news. still to come, tennis's late—night. so randy murray's marathon match at wimbledon ends in victory. —— china marked its first day of rule in hong kong with a series of spectacular celebrations — a huge fireworks display was held in the former colony. the chinese president, jiang zemin, said unification was the start of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly that was cloned in a laboratory using a cell from another sheep. i for the first time in 20 years, i russian and american spacecraft have docked in orbit - at the start of a new era of cooperation in space.
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cheering and applause. challenger powered past the bishop rock lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering the record that had stood for 34 years, and there was no hiding the sheer elation of richard branson and his crew. hello there and welcome back. a reminder of our headlines, three years after he was sent to present for sexual assault the american entertainer bill cosby has his conviction overturned. president xi jingping addresses the chinese communist party's 100th communist party's100th anniversary celebrations saying the era of china being bullied is over. the worst of the heat that has caused dozens of
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deaths in canada is set to ease slightly, but there are still concerns about a new threat. forest fires. hundreds of residents have been told to leave the town in british columbia which set a new canadian record of more than 49 celsius on tuesday. the heatwave, which has affected many areas of western area of north america has raised new questions about how to mitigate climate change. we can speak now to the meteorologist who joins us from sanjose. thank you forjoining us. this is your bread and butter, you do this day in day out. how worried are you by what you are seeing? worried are you by what you are seeinu ? .,. . seeing? the pacific northwest standards. — seeing? the pacific northwest standards, this _ seeing? the pacific northwest standards, this was _ seeing? the pacific northwest standards, this was off - seeing? the pacific northwest standards, this was off the - standards, this was off the charts. all—time record highs, and give you a reference, seattle and portlandwhether it is more common to what you experience in london, mild temperatures, arena times, but
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what we saw were these desert like temperatures, seattle over 42 celsius, and to give you some context here, the city of seattle in western washington, they have had only three days over 38 celsius in 126 years of weather data. they managed to do just that from saturday, monday of this week, including that all—time record high, the couple this historic heat event with the worsening drought situation across the west, many conditions you see over my shoulder here, worse than they were around the same time last year and last fall, so the 12 are seeing now are these warming temperatures, hotter heat waves increasing clouds, and across british columbia we are seeing these massive wildfires developing, some of the heights of these wildfires are 14 kilometres up into the atmosphere, and we are seeing more of these massive wildfires from british columbia to the
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north down here to california to the south.— north down here to california to the south. from what you are sa in: , to the south. from what you are saying. this _ to the south. from what you are saying. this is — to the south. from what you are saying, this is not _ to the south. from what you are saying, this is not a _ saying, this is not a 1—off, these kind of events actually might increase in ferocity but also in terms of volume as well? . �* , . also in terms of volume as well? ., �*, ., . also in terms of volume as well? ., �* , ., . ,., well? that's an excellent point to. something _ well? that's an excellent point to. something that _ well? that's an excellent point to. something that climate - to. something that climate scientists have been talking about for a long time, we're not seeing this heatwaves just in summer, we are seeing the more often in spring, and extending farther into fall, and what seemed impossible from before to places like seattle and portland in the united states and british columbia getting up to 49.6 c, we have not seen a temperature like that before in canada, we are seeing more heatwaves, but the odds are increasing that we will see more of these historic heatwaves, with this type of high heat, which normally is in the deserts here in the united states, now moving up to the canadian border. find states, now moving up to the canadian border.— canadian border. and briefly, wh is it canadian border. and briefly, why is it that _ canadian border. and briefly, why is it that climate - canadian border. and briefly, why is it that climate change | why is it that climate change is being touted as behind these
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extreme weather events? why is it that people point to climate change? it that people point to climate chance? �* , it that people point to climate chance? �*, ., change? it's something, sort of like positive _ change? it's something, sort of like positive feedback _ change? it's something, sort of like positive feedback loop. - like positive feedback loop. first you have these instances of high pressure during winter blocks, storms when we need to build the snowpack to give us the rain we expect to see during certain times of the year, but instead we are getting these more frequent droughts, hottersummers, and droughts, hotter summers, and the droughts, hottersummers, and the two build on each other which are leading to these problems we are seeing now with these longer dry spells, like we are seeing in california where we are experiencing our second driest two year period in the last 140 years of weather data, and as these heatwaves become more intense, thatis heatwaves become more intense, that is making the ground hard and fuelling these massive wildfires, all of the all of these things combining to lead towards wildfires. since 2000, 80 5% of california's largest wildfires have occurred in the past 20 years.
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let's get all the very latest sports news. hello i'm tulsen tullet and this is your sports news, where we start at wimbledon, and defending men's champion novak djokovic is through to the thid round after a straight sets win over kevin anderson, in a repeat of the 2018 final. while in the late game two—time champion andy murray had to come from two sets to one down against german qualifier oscar otte, eventually winning in five sets in a match that took almost four hours, and he'll now play 10th seeded canadian denis shapovalov for a place in the last 16. it's been tough, but that's one of the reasons why i'm still playing, because of moments like that, why would you want to give that up? the atmosphere, it's good the whole match, but the last hour and a
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half was brilliant, and i still enjoy that. women's world number one ashleigh barty takes to centre court first on thursday when she plays 22—year—old russian anna blinkova, while eight time champion roger federer is last on the main court when he faces france's richard gasquet, with a potential third round match against britain's cameron norrie looming. with the european championship taking a break until the first of the quarter—finals get underway on friday there's still plenty of news on the club front where everton have appointed rafa benitez as their new manager, the former liverpool boss signing a three year deal. the 61—year—old won the champions league at anfield also managing chelsea who he won the uefa cup with, as well as taking charge of newcastle in the premier league. after a lengthy process tottenham have appointed former wolves boss nuno espirito santo as their new manager on a two—year contract. nuno left wolves in may after four impressive seasons, during which time he took the club from the championship to a europa league quarter—final.
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manchester united have agreed a fee in principle with borussia dortmund for england wingerjadon sancho. it's understood united will pay dortmund around $86.5 million for the 21—year—old, who joined them from manchester city in 2017, and he's agreed a five year deal with the option of a further year. an unbeaten partnership of 92 between sophia dunkley and katherine brunt led england to a five wicket win over india in the second match of their one day international series. after being sent into bat, indian captain mithali raj top scored with 59 as the tourists posted a score of 221, kate cross taking 5 for 34, and then england recovered from 133 for 5 with dunkley and brunt taking them home and putting them 6 points to 2 up in the multi format series with the third odi in worcester on saturday. while england's men take on sri lanka at the oval in the second match of their one day international series. eoin morgan's side cruised to victory in the opening game
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on tuesday with test captain joe root starring after collecting his 150th odi cap reigning tour de france champion tadej pogacar is now just eight seconds off the lead heading into stage six in the coming hours. the 22—year—old slovenian was 19 seconds quicker than the next best as he posted an extremely fast time in wednesday's time trial while dutch rider matthieu van der poel is still in the race leaders yellow jersey in the nba, giannis antetoukmpo is unlikely to feature for the milwaukee bucks when they face the atlanta hawks in wisconsin later. the 26—year—old injured his left knee in tuesday's loss, hyperextending it when landing, as the hawks levelled the best of seven eastern conference finals series at two games all. the british princes william and harry will come together later today to unveil a statue of their mother princess diana on what would have been her 60th birthday. it would be the first time that the brothers have seen each other since the funeral of the grandfather the duke of edinburgh. it was a
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favourite location of diana �*s, over the past two years, the layout of the garden has been redesigned and replanted to create a calmer, more reflective setting for the statue. it was commissioned by the princes william and harry to mark the positive impact their mother had during her life. they had been involved in every stage, to ensure the statue captures their mother in the way they remember her. yesterday, harry, fresh out of self isolation, after flying yesterday, harry, fresh out of self isolation, afterflying in from california, was a surprise guest at a charity event with seriously ill children. another reminder of the kind of work is mother did. today will be filled with emotion for her sons. t filled with emotion for her sons. ~' , , . filled with emotion for her sons. ~ , , ., , sons. i think this statue is another — sons. i think this statue is another form _ sons. i think this statue is another form of _ sons. i think this statue is another form of legacy, i sons. i think this statue is l another form of legacy, it's celebrating anotherform of legacy, it's celebrating everything that she stood for for the 36 years that she lived. it would capture the thoughts of her sons around
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her, and i think that will be huge, so meaningful. the statue has been created _ huge, so meaningful. the statue has been created by _ huge, so meaningful. the statue has been created by a _ huge, so meaningful. the statue has been created by a sculptor. has been created by a sculptor whose work is a major part of the national memorial in staffordshire. he already has a royal connection as well, having designed the image of the queen that appears on all of our coins.— of our coins. get this on camera! _ of our coins. get this on camera! he _ of our coins. get this on camera! he forgot - of our coins. get this on camera! he forgot his . of our coins. get this on - camera! he forgot his boots. the days _ camera! he forgot his boots. the days of— camera! he forgot his boots. the days of banter _ camera! he forgot his boots. the days of banter and - camera! he forgot his boots. i the days of banter and teasing between william and harry are gone for now i'm in family conflict. their relationship remains strained, the tension lingers between them. £31!" lingers between them. our british royal _ lingers between them. our british royal family - lingers between them. qt" british royal family is not british royalfamily is not supposed to be a perfect family. if somehow out of the split come some sort of reconciliation, that will presumably hold a lesson for all of us. a , presumably hold a lesson for all of us— all of us. many around them ho -e all of us. many around them hope that — all of us. many around them hope that under— all of us. many around them hope that under the - all of us. many around them hope that under the gaze . all of us. many around them hope that under the gaze of| hope that under the gaze of their mother today, there is a chance of some reconciliation.
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do get in touch with me on twitter about some of the stories that we are covering. i will be back with the business news in about two minutes time. hello there. the first couple of days ofjuly look pretty similar to how we ended the month ofjune on, and that's with quite a lot of dry weather around with some sunshine. but there will be some showers around, too. generally isolated, but they will be quite heavy and slow moving where you catch them, as there will be very little wind to move them on. that's because we're in between weather systems, as you can see here, this weak area of high pressure building in. this is the area of low pressure which has brought a lot of grey, damp weather across eastern parts of the country throughout the week so far. it will still be close enough to bring further grey, damp, drizzly weather from east anglia up towards northumberland, but a much drier and brighter day, i think, for the southeast of england. elsewhere, early cloud clearing to allow for some sunny spells, but we could see a few isolated showers here and there. perhaps a bit of low cloud and mist
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lapping on to western england and west wales' coastline. and it will be warmer where you have the sunshine — low 20s celsius — but cooler along the east coast. so a better looking day for wimbledon for thursday and friday. more sunshine around. it'll feel warmer, but it does turn more unsettled as we head on into the weekend thanks to a new area of low pressure. through thursday night, any showers should tend to fade away. and again, we'll see variable amounts of cloud, a bit of mist and fog here and there and some clear spells. and for most of us, i think those temperatures holding in double figures, the odd single value there under clear skies and some of the glens in the north. so to end the week, again, a similar pressure pattern, but this area of low pressure is heading towards our shores just in time for the weekend. so for friday, then, there will be variable cloud to start with, a bit of mist too, but it looks like that will melt away. we should see some good spells of sunshine. the thinking is now we could see a few more showers around on friday, pretty much anywhere, but especially across central and southern scotland. it will be heavy, and with light
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winds, they will be slow—moving as well. but top temperatures, again, 22—23 celsius. then into the weekend, low pressure takes over, it becomes more unsettled for all of us. and you can see it moving here from the southwest. could bring a spell of more prolonged rain across england and wales on saturday. further north could see some heavy, slow moving showers. into sunday, it looks like the whole of the uk will see a mixture of sunny spells and heavy, perhaps thundery showers. so temperature—wise, because there will be more cloud around and showers, not quite as warm as how we've ended the week — temperatures ranging from high teens to the low 20s.
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