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this is bbc news. my my name is shawn lane. police release footage of a man wanted over the killing of sabina nessa in south—east london. in the next few minutes, a vigil will be held in the area where the 28—year—old primary school teacher lived. this is the scene live — we'll take you there shortly. senior ministers meet to discuss the problem of petrol stations in the uk having to shut because of a shortage of drivers motorists because of a shortage of drivers. motorists are being urged to buy normally. if people adhere to their normal buying patterns there's more than enough resilience in the service station network to deal with that. there's no need for people to rush out and fill up their cars with fuel, the country is not running out of fuel.
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three school children have been sentenced to a total of 28 years for killing reading teenager olly stephens in a berkshire his famaily call for reforms to social media. there is a cancer and our children's lives. it starts with the use of a mobile phone, with apps that were provided to entertaining, yet are used to spread slander, hatred, misinformation and bile, and ends in the cold, cold—blooded murder. climate change protests dominate the run up to sunday's election in germany to replace angela merkel as chancellor after 16 years. reports the us reaches a deal to drop charges against huawei executive meng wa nzhou, who is currently being held in prison. and...
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the tennis royalty meets real royalty as kate and emma team up for a very special doubles pairing. hello and welcome to bbc news. police are searching for a man captured on cctv near where primary school teacher sabina nessa was killed in south east london a week ago. the images show the man walking in pegler square on the evening the 28—year—old was attacked. a 38—year—old man arrested in connection with the killing has been released under investigation. june kelly reports. last friday sabina nessa had finished her working week as a primary school teacher and was looking forward to the weekend.
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seven days on she is in thoughts of so many who never knew her, but who are horrified and angry at the way her young life has been taken. sabina, who was 28, was on her way to a pub in kidbrooke village in south—east london, to meet a friend. she never arrived. police are trying to track down this man, detectives are desperate to identify him. he was caught on cctv walking in pegler square, which is where sabina nessa was heading. it is understood he had access to this silver car. if you have seen him or know who he is please come forward. any little bit of information may be critical for us. sabina nessa's body was found last saturday in the park, the day after she disappeared. her killing has once again brought into sharp focus the issue of violence against women, their safety on the streets and male attitudes. this afternoon police carried out searches in pegler square.
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this evening this will be the scene of a candle—lit vigil in memory of sabina nessa. annie gibbs has led this community response. we are holding this vigil this evening, to stand in solidarity as a community at kidbrooke to honour sabina and to share some respect, for her life, you know, she was a human being that existed in our community, and, you know, we just want to ensure that you know, she, herfamily feels that love from our community. this evening's memorial in kidbrooke comes six months after the vigil for another murder victim — sarah everard. tonight round the country vigils are to be held. as people light a candle thoughts will turn to women whose lives have been lost through violence.
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in the past few minutes the duchess of cambridge has had her thoughts are with the family of a murdered teacher and that she is saddened by the loss of another innocent young woman on our streets. individual taking place this evening in the memory of the primary school teacher who was killed exactly a week ago has begun. we can hear now for members of herfamily has begun. we can hear now for members of her family and has begun. we can hear now for members of herfamily and her friends. members of her family and her friends. ,, . , members of her family and her friends. ,, ., , , . ., members of her family and her friends. ,, , . ., , ., friends. she was such a brilliant, lovin: , friends. she was such a brilliant, loving. caring — friends. she was such a brilliant, loving, caring auntie. _ friends. she was such a brilliant, loving, caring auntie. i— friends. she was such a brilliant, loving, caring auntie. i hope - friends. she was such a brilliant, loving, caring auntie. i hope wel loving, caring auntie. i hope we dearly loved her. words cannot describe how we are feeling. this feels like we are stuck in a bad dream and cannot get out of it. our world is shattered. we have simply lost words. my family —— but no family should go through what we are going through. once again, thank you for everyone for coming and showing your support for my sister. thank you. applause
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thank you, and i think i can speak on behalf— thank you, and i think i can speak on behalf of— thank you, and i think i can speak on behalf of everyone when i say the amount_ on behalf of everyone when i say the amount of— on behalf of everyone when i say the amount of heart it takes to show up here today— amount of heart it takes to show up here today and say what you said is incredible. — here today and say what you said is incredible, so thank you so much. we are going _ incredible, so thank you so much. we are going to— incredible, so thank you so much. we are going to have some speakers now. we are _ are going to have some speakers now. we are going _ are going to have some speakers now. we are going to start off with denise — we are going to start off with denise scott mcdonald, who is the deputy— denise scott mcdonald, who is the deputy leader of the council. thank you. deputy leader of the council. thank ou. . ~' deputy leader of the council. thank ou. . ~ , ., deputy leader of the council. thank ou. . ~ ., ~ deputy leader of the council. thank ou. . ., . you. thank you. thank you so much for coming — you. thank you. thank you so much for coming out _ you. thank you. thank you so much for coming out to _ you. thank you. thank you so much for coming out to this _ you. thank you. thank you so much for coming out to this evening, - you. thank you. thank you so much for coming out to this evening, to l for coming out to this evening, to pay tribute — for coming out to this evening, to pay tribute to _ for coming out to this evening, to pay tribute to sabina _ for coming out to this evening, to pay tribute to sabina nessa. - for coming out to this evening, to pay tribute to sabina nessa. we i for coming out to this evening, to . pay tribute to sabina nessa. we are appalled _ pay tribute to sabina nessa. we are appalled by— pay tribute to sabina nessa. we are appalled by the _ pay tribute to sabina nessa. we are appalled by the census _ pay tribute to sabina nessa. we are appalled by the census murder- pay tribute to sabina nessa. we are appalled by the census murder of. appalled by the census murder of sabina, _ appalled by the census murder of sabina, n1uch— appalled by the census murder of sabina, much loved _ appalled by the census murder of sabina, much loved teacher- appalled by the census murder of sabina, much loved teacher whol appalled by the census murder of. sabina, much loved teacher who was killed _ sabina, much loved teacher who was killed while _ sabina, much loved teacher who was killed while simply— sabina, much loved teacher who was killed while simply walking _ sabina, much loved teacher who was killed while simply walking through i killed while simply walking through a park— killed while simply walking through a park to _ killed while simply walking through a park to meet _ killed while simply walking through a park to meet a _ killed while simply walking through a park to meet a friend. _ killed while simply walking through a park to meet a friend. our- a park to meet a friend. our thoughts _ a park to meet a friend. our thoughts go _ a park to meet a friend. our thoughts go out _ a park to meet a friend. our thoughts go out to - a park to meet a friend. ouri thoughts go out to everyone a park to meet a friend. our- thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected — thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by— thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this _ thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this horrific- been affected by this horrific crime — been affected by this horrific crime. sabina's_ been affected by this horrific crime. sabina's family, - been affected by this horrific. crime. sabina's family, friends, colleagues _ crime. sabina's family, friends, colleagues and _ crime. sabina's family, friends, colleagues and the _ crime. sabina's family, friends, colleagues and the pupils - crime. sabina's family, friends, colleagues and the pupils she l colleagues and the pupils she taught — colleagues and the pupils she taught i_ colleagues and the pupils she taught. i cannot— colleagues and the pupils she taught. i cannot begin - colleagues and the pupils she taught. i cannot begin to- colleagues and the pupils she - taught. i cannot begin to imagine what _ taught. i cannot begin to imagine what you — taught. i cannot begin to imagine what you must— taught. i cannot begin to imagine
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what you must be _ taught. i cannot begin to imagine what you must be going - taught. i cannot begin to imagine what you must be going through. i taught. i cannot begin to imagine - what you must be going through. you have our— what you must be going through. you have our deepest— what you must be going through. you have our deepest sympathy. - what you must be going through. you have our deepest sympathy. we - what you must be going through. you have our deepest sympathy. we will. have our deepest sympathy. we will continue _ have our deepest sympathy. we will continue to— have our deepest sympathy. we will continue to work— have our deepest sympathy. we will continue to work closely— have our deepest sympathy. we will continue to work closely with - have our deepest sympathy. we will continue to work closely with the . continue to work closely with the police _ continue to work closely with the police and — continue to work closely with the police and do _ continue to work closely with the police and do everything - continue to work closely with the police and do everything in - continue to work closely with the police and do everything in our. police and do everything in our power— police and do everything in our power to— police and do everything in our power to bring _ police and do everything in our power to bring the _ police and do everything in our power to bring the perpetrator| police and do everything in our. power to bring the perpetrator of this terrible — power to bring the perpetrator of this terrible attack— power to bring the perpetrator of this terrible attack to _ power to bring the perpetrator of this terrible attack to justice. - power to bring the perpetrator of this terrible attack to justice. if. this terrible attack to justice. if you are — this terrible attack to justice. if you are worried, _ this terrible attack to justice. if you are worried, scared, - this terrible attack to justice. if you are worried, scared, angry| this terrible attack to justice. if- you are worried, scared, angry after this brutal— you are worried, scared, angry after this brutal and — you are worried, scared, angry after this brutal and terrible _ you are worried, scared, angry after this brutal and terrible crime, - you are worried, scared, angry after this brutal and terrible crime, you . this brutal and terrible crime, you are not— this brutal and terrible crime, you are not alone _ this brutal and terrible crime, you are not alone. if— this brutal and terrible crime, you are not alone. if you _ this brutal and terrible crime, you are not alone. if you demand - this brutal and terrible crime, you - are not alone. if you demand change, you are _ are not alone. if you demand change, you are not _ are not alone. if you demand change, you are not alone _ are not alone. if you demand change, you are not alone. what _ are not alone. if you demand change, you are not alone. what happened . are not alone. if you demand change, you are not alone. what happened to| you are not alone. what happened to sabina _ you are not alone. what happened to sabina is _ you are not alone. what happened to sabina is a _ you are not alone. what happened to sabina is a tragic _ you are not alone. what happened to sabina is a tragic reminder— you are not alone. what happened to sabina is a tragic reminder that - sabina is a tragic reminder that tackling — sabina is a tragic reminder that tackling violence _ sabina is a tragic reminder that tackling violence against - sabina is a tragic reminder that tackling violence against all- sabina is a tragic reminder that - tackling violence against all women needs— tackling violence against all women needs to _ tackling violence against all women needs to be — tackling violence against all women needs to be put _ tackling violence against all women needs to be put at _ tackling violence against all women needs to be put at the _ tackling violence against all women needs to be put at the very, - tackling violence against all women needs to be put at the very, very . needs to be put at the very, very top of— needs to be put at the very, very top of everyone's _ needs to be put at the very, very top of everyone's gender. - needs to be put at the very, very top of everyone's gender. and i needs to be put at the very, very. top of everyone's gender. and our number-one — top of everyone's gender. and our number—one priority— top of everyone's gender. and our number—one priority should - top of everyone's gender. and our number—one priority should be - top of everyone's gender. and our- number—one priority should be making sure our— number—one priority should be making sure our society — number—one priority should be making sure our society is _ number—one priority should be making sure our society is a _ number—one priority should be making sure our society is a safe _ number—one priority should be making sure our society is a safe and - number—one priority should be making sure our society is a safe and equal- sure our society is a safe and equal place _ sure our society is a safe and equal place for— sure our society is a safe and equal place for everyone _ sure our society is a safe and equal place for everyone. violence - sure our society is a safe and equall place for everyone. violence against women _ place for everyone. violence against women and — place for everyone. violence against women and girls— place for everyone. violence against women and girls can _ place for everyone. violence against women and girls can only— place for everyone. violence against women and girls can only end - place for everyone. violence against women and girls can only end if- place for everyone. violence against women and girls can only end if we i women and girls can only end if we confront— women and girls can only end if we confront those _ women and girls can only end if we confront those perpetrating - women and girls can only end if we confront those perpetrating the - confront those perpetrating the violence — confront those perpetrating the violence. women _ confront those perpetrating the violence. women are _ confront those perpetrating the l violence. women are repeatedly expected — violence. women are repeatedly
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expected to _ violence. women are repeatedly expected to change _ violence. women are repeatedly expected to change their- violence. women are repeatedly i expected to change their behaviour to reduce _ expected to change their behaviour to reduce personal— expected to change their behaviour to reduce personal risk, _ expected to change their behaviour to reduce personal risk, shifting. to reduce personal risk, shifting responsibility— to reduce personal risk, shifting responsibility away— to reduce personal risk, shifting responsibility away from - to reduce personal risk, shifting responsibility away from the - responsibility away from the decision— responsibility away from the decision and _ responsibility away from the decision and the _ responsibility away from the decision and the actions - responsibility away from the decision and the actions of. responsibility away from the - decision and the actions of men. together— decision and the actions of men. together we _ decision and the actions of men. together we need _ decision and the actions of men. together we need to _ decision and the actions of men. together we need to stop - decision and the actions of men. together we need to stop asking decision and the actions of men. - together we need to stop asking what clothes _ together we need to stop asking what clothes we _ together we need to stop asking what clothes we are — together we need to stop asking what clothes we are wearing, _ together we need to stop asking what clothes we are wearing, why- together we need to stop asking what clothes we are wearing, why are - together we need to stop asking what clothes we are wearing, why are we . clothes we are wearing, why are we walking _ clothes we are wearing, why are we walking this — clothes we are wearing, why are we walking this way— clothes we are wearing, why are we walking this way or _ clothes we are wearing, why are we walking this way or why— clothes we are wearing, why are we walking this way or why should - clothes we are wearing, why are we walking this way or why should we i clothes we are wearing, why are we i walking this way or why should we go that direction — walking this way or why should we go that direction. sabina _ walking this way or why should we go that direction. sabina was _ walking this way or why should we go that direction. sabina was a - that direction. sabina was a teacherm _ that direction. sabina was a teacherm a_ that direction. sabina was a teacher... a friend... - that direction. sabina was a teacher... a friend... a - that direction. sabina was a i teacher... a friend... a sister. that direction. sabina was a - teacher... a friend... a sister. she is the _ teacher... a friend... a sister. she is the latest — teacher... a friend... a sister. she is the latest in _ teacher... a friend... a sister. she is the latest in a _ teacher... a friend... a sister. she is the latest in a long _ teacher... a friend... a sister. she is the latest in a long list— teacher... a friend... a sister. she is the latest in a long list of- is the latest in a long list of women _ is the latest in a long list of women attacked _ is the latest in a long list of women attacked on - is the latest in a long list of women attacked on our - is the latest in a long list of- women attacked on our streets. nicole, — women attacked on our streets. nicole, bieber, _ women attacked on our streets. nicole, bieber, sarah— women attacked on our streets. nicole, bieber, sarah everard, i women attacked on our streets. i nicole, bieber, sarah everard, and now, _ nicole, bieber, sarah everard, and now. sabina— nicole, bieber, sarah everard, and now, sabina nessa. _ nicole, bieber, sarah everard, and now, sabina nessa. we _ nicole, bieber, sarah everard, and now, sabina nessa. we did - nicole, bieber, sarah everard, and now, sabina nessa. we did not- nicole, bieber, sarah everard, and. now, sabina nessa. we did not want to see _ now, sabina nessa. we did not want to see another — now, sabina nessa. we did not want to see another woman _ now, sabina nessa. we did not want to see another woman added - now, sabina nessa. we did not want to see another woman added to - now, sabina nessa. we did not want to see another woman added to thatj to see another woman added to that list, to see another woman added to that list. so _ to see another woman added to that list. so we _ to see another woman added to that list. so we need _ to see another woman added to that list, so we need every— to see another woman added to that list, so we need every member- to see another woman added to that list, so we need every member of. to see another woman added to that. list, so we need every member of our community— list, so we need every member of our community to — list, so we need every member of our community to come _ list, so we need every member of our community to come together- list, so we need every member of our community to come together and - list, so we need every member of our| community to come together and say, no more _ community to come together and say, no more and — community to come together and say, no more. and confront— community to come together and say, no more. and confront sexism, - no more. and confront sexism, misogyny. _ no more. and confront sexism, misogyny. abuse _ no more. and confront sexism, misogyny, abuse and _ no more. and confront sexism, misogyny, abuse and violence. no more. and confront sexism, - misogyny, abuse and violence against women, _ misogyny, abuse and violence against women, forever _ misogyny, abuse and violence against women, forever. thank— misogyny, abuse and violence against women, forever. thank you _
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misogyny, abuse and violence against women, forever. thank you for- misogyny, abuse and violence againstl women, forever. thank you for coming along _ along. - applause thank you very much, denise. i would like to— thank you very much, denise. i would like to introduce sophie linton, deputy— like to introduce sophie linton, deputy mayor for policing and crime. thank— deputy mayor for policing and crime. thank you _ deputy mayor for policing and crime. thank you. and thank you so much for being here, and thank you for your words, thank you so much. i know that takes a lot of courage and bravery and we are with you, we really are with you. and thank you to everyone here tonight as well. this is a really difficult time for london, a difficult time for kidbrooke and a difficult time for greenwich, but i know the main reason we are here is to show our deepest, deepest sympathies to sabina's family, to herfriends, to her loved ones, to the community and especially the community of the school that she taught in. we have heard moving tributes tonight to
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sabina and during the course of this week we have read and listened to many moving tributes, from colleagues, from friends, from cousins and from her coat it back a close family. she was clearly a fabulous woman, a young woman with so much ahead of her. a brilliant student, a caring teacher, a caring sister and a loving daughter. and she will be greatly, greatly missed, i am sure. it is so wrong on so unacceptable that sabina has lost her life in this way. she set out to visit and meet a friend on a friday night. we have all done that so many times, i have done that so many times. it is such a normal and natural thing for a young woman, for any woman to do. and she came to such a horrific and. well, tonight
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is about remembering sabina, holding her and herfamily is about remembering sabina, holding herand herfamily in is about remembering sabina, holding her and herfamily in our hearts and remembering the life she lived. there are clearly rightly questions around the safety of women in london. the mayor and i are absolutely determined to continue to work with the communities, police and councils to make sure london is and councils to make sure london is a safer place for women. it is unacceptable that this has happened to sabina and unacceptable that it happens too often. but tonight really is about remembering sabina, holding her in our hearts and pausing to think about the life she led. i am pausing to think about the life she led. iam here pausing to think about the life she led. i am here as deputy mayor for policing and crime, but i am also here is a londoner and as a woman, i am a cousin, an aunt, a niece, a daughter. i am a mother of a teacher and i know how hurt and how much
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grieving a family must feel. we have all been horrified, shocked and deeply upset by what has happened to sabina. we must hold her in our hearts and be determined that she gets justice and justice is done. thank you. applause thank you, sophie... wright and you can see _ thank you, sophie... wright and you can see just— thank you, sophie... wright and you can see just a — thank you, sophie... wright and you can see just a sense of the scale of support— can see just a sense of the scale of support there is for miss nessa's family— support there is for miss nessa's family following her murder last weekend. police investigations continue — weekend. police investigations continue to be focused on some cctv images _ continue to be focused on some cctv imaue ., continue to be focused on some cctv ima.e ., ., continue to be focused on some cctv imae . ., ., , continue to be focused on some cctv imae . ., ., images that are released today. strikin: images that are released today. striking scenes _ images that are released today. striking scenes back— images that are released today. striking scenes back in - images that are released today. striking scenes back in the - images that are released today. - striking scenes back in the summer, similarity to sarah everard when she was murdered. the video that took place then in london and the police in the end felt they had to break it up in the end felt they had to break it up because it contravened in their
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view coronavirus restrictions. this time those restrictions don't apply for people needing together and very much the police involved in having to organise this event and support the organisers in this very powerful display of public feeling over another death of a young woman innocently going about her business on the streets of an english city. the government is facing growing calls to ease these restrictions for foreign workers amid warnings the shortage of lorry drivers will cause further delays to delivery of food goods and petrol. the transport secretary grant shapps has said he is ruling nothing out and tackling the problem, allowing the government will move heaven and earth to address the shortage. let's talk now to the director of a logistics and training company based in cumbria. he is tony higgins,... oh, i'm so sorry. forgive me. tony, iam he is tony higgins,... oh, i'm so sorry. forgive me. tony, i am sorry, you are there, apologies, we had a few technical issues. you can hear me? i
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few technical issues. you can hear me? .., few technical issues. you can hear me? . . . , ., , few technical issues. you can hear me? ., , ., , thanks me? i can hear you very well. thanks so much for— me? i can hear you very well. thanks so much for being _ me? i can hear you very well. thanks so much for being with _ me? i can hear you very well. thanks so much for being with us _ me? i can hear you very well. thanks so much for being with us this - so much for being with us this evening. from where you sit, what is the problem that is causing the shortage? is it simply a shortage people want to be drivers all shortage of test places were a combination of factors? by, combination of factors? combination, actually. there's been a driver shortage a number of years and in recent years we have at brexit, so 40,000 eu drivers go back to europe. also an ageing workforce, certain ageing demographic not being replaced by young people. the recent recovery of surge in demand and a general trend to home—working, which puts more pressure on the sector, and during lockdown we lost 30,000 tests, which is about up to 17,000 less drivers going into the economy. and i understand from some of the interviews we have heard earlier in the day here on bbc news channel that actually the majority of
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people, the numbers who actually passed the test first time is not that great in the percentage and therefore quite a lot of those tests will be for people who won't pass this time and will have to go back into the system is that right, it is about 56%. into the system is that right, it is about 5696-— into the system is that right, it is about 56%. , _ , , about 56%. currently the system is uuite about 56%. currently the system is quite slow- — about 56%. currently the system is quite slow- if— about 56%. currently the system is quite slow. if you _ about 56%. currently the system is quite slow. if you need _ about 56%. currently the system is quite slow. if you need a _ about 56%. currently the system is quite slow. if you need a retest - quite slow. if you need a retest there are a lot of hold—ups on the system, which to be there to government they are working hard to rectify, but that is certainly holding up new drivers coming into the company. holding up new drivers coming into the company-— holding up new drivers coming into the company. what would you do, if ou had a the company. what would you do, if you had a magic— the company. what would you do, if you had a magic wand? _ the company. what would you do, if you had a magic wand? the - the company. what would you do, if you had a magic wand? the magic. you had a magic wand? the magic wand? well,... _ you had a magic wand? the magic wand? well,... try _ you had a magic wand? the magic wand? well,... try and _ you had a magic wand? the magic wand? well,... try and relieve - you had a magic wand? the magic. wand? well,... try and relieve some of bureaucracy around gaining a licence, the process, thejourney to getting your license. to be third to the government, they are trying to do that. i think in the short term there is a case for allowing eu workers back in foreign workers to supplement the domestic workforce. what about the arguments in
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government have put forward, not least the transport secretary, just earlier today, that if you did that there is a risk that those new drivers would undercut wages, that perhaps some employers would pay them a bit less that effectively would undermine the competitiveness, if you like, of the industry? weill. if you like, of the industry? well, i think if you like, of the industry? well, i think the _ if you like, of the industry? well, i think the shortage _ if you like, of the industry? well, i think the shortage is _ if you like, of the industry? well, i think the shortage is such - if you like, of the industry? well, i think the shortage is such that l i think the shortage is such that that would not happen. you know, it is only part of the solution. we certainly need to train our own workforce and there is a great apprenticeship scheme that is working well that is hoping to do that, but i don't see a real danger in the wages being cut. [30 that, but i don't see a real danger in the wages being cut.— that, but i don't see a real danger in the wages being cut. do you think the industry — in the wages being cut. do you think the industry needs... _ in the wages being cut. do you think the industry needs... this _ in the wages being cut. do you think the industry needs... this is - the industry needs... this is properly more of a long—term thing, but leads to look a bit more about the attractiveness of the skin? i was listening to an hgv driver who had given up a career in teaching talking at lunchtime saying he loves the job in lots talking at lunchtime saying he loves thejob in lots of talking at lunchtime saying he loves the job in lots of ways, but there are quite a lot of disadvantages. as professions go, it is a pretty anti—social one.
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professions go, it is a pretty anti-social one.— professions go, it is a pretty anti-social one. well, it is a hard profession- _ anti-social one. well, it is a hard profession. there _ anti-social one. well, it is a hard profession. there are _ anti-social one. well, it is a hard profession. there are lots - anti-social one. well, it is a hard profession. there are lots of - profession. there are lots of different strands of it, so some jobs are more difficult than others, thatis jobs are more difficult than others, that is true. and i think there is a case to make driver facilities bet on the medway, especially wants to attract a more diverse workforce. but having said that, there are a lot of great jobs but having said that, there are a lot of greatjobs and great opportunities in the profession. hagar opportunities in the profession. how do ou see opportunities in the profession. how do you see the _ opportunities in the profession. how do you see the picture between now and christmas? because a lot of people are anxious about the impact this is going to have on the christmas market in so many ways. i christmas market in so many ways. i think it is a worry. none of us are going to starve to death, that is the important thing, but there are likely to be shortages and issues. the things that are going to be in short supply, certainly, because the period from now to christmas is too short to tackle this problem impact. it is a medium to long solution. tony higgins, managing director at
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sp training, thank you. the government latest coronavirus figures show there were 35,623 new infections recorded in the 24 hours to friday morning. that means in the past week there was an average of 33,459 new cases per day. there were 7924 patients in hospital with covid on hundred and 80 new deaths recorded, people who have died within 28 days of receiving a positive test result and their death was recorded in the 24 hours until today. the average number of deaths per day in the last week as 143. on vaccinations 89% of the population over the age of 16 have had their firstjob and the number of people who have had both jabs is now at 82.1%. the united statesjustice department says it has reached a solution in the case of meng wanzhou. it has been reported that a deal will allow the executive from huawei to return to china. meng
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wanzhou has been forced to remain on canada for nearly three years now, after the us tried to extradite her to face charges of financial fraud in the united states. she has always maintained her innocence. this sunday will mark the beginning of the end of the political era in germany. federal elections take place which will eventually result in a new chancellor to replace angler merkel, who has been in office now for 16 years. it won't happen quickly, there are expected to be quite a period of may be weeks or months of coalition negotiations, but a whole generation of young germans will have known no other leader. one of the big issues of the election campaign has been climate change, with activists holding major rallies in cities across germany. our europe editor reports now and the campaign to succeed angela merkel. a mass protest come street party
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rallied outside parliament today to call attention to the climate crisis. it is a big election issue here. �* ., ~ ~ crisis. it is a big election issue here. . . ~ ,, ., crisis. it is a big election issue here. . ~ ,, ., ., here. angela merkel has done a terrific job in bringing —— angela merkel has done a terrific job in bringing the climate the bringing —— climate change to the agenda, but i think there are limits to what she was able to do. i hope there will be a change, a more green change. of course, there's the potential for germany to take a dramatic new direction after 16 years of angela merkel, and that would be felt here and abroad. this is the eu's most influential country. but in the end, most germans are stability—hungry, so the calls for radical change, while loud, are limited. what we are probably looking at here is change but with a small c. these are the frontrunners to replace angela merkel. a social democrat the current favourite in polls, a conservative, and trailing behind, the green party candidate. all their campaigns have been exceptionally low—key. they feared alienating voters
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who will miss chancellor merkel. here she is with the conservative candidate. hers is a tough act to follow. here at home and on the world stage. she worked with four us presidents, five uk prime ministers, and went to 100 eu summits during her time in government. a reputation like angela merkel�*s takes a while to build. it can't be won overnight in an election. europe, that's what you see, they are kind of waiting literally for what's happening here. on the global landscape, i mean, it really matters, and i think merkel was a very well respected leader, so everybody is looking at who was going to follow in her footsteps. it might be a long wait. sunday's election is only the start. the vote is predicted to be tight, with drawn—out coalition talks to follow. the merkel era is almost over, but not quite.
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katya adler, bbc news, berlin. at seven 30p and you can join me again for dateline london, but first let's go to the bbc sport centre for sport news. hello! first to the ryder cup, where the usa have made an impressive start to the opening day at whistling straits in wisconsin, winning three of the four foursomes matches. our sports correspondent andy swiss was watching. it was certainly a pretty tough morning for the european players, although they did get off to a decent start, courtesy of the spanish duo ofjon rahm and sergio garcia, who beatjordan thomas and his partner to win the first part of the cup, a brilliant start from the two spaniards, jon rahm in particular with some terrific parts, but the big stars just didn't really fire this morning, most noticeably rory mcilroy and ian poulter, as they were high hopes for that
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pairing, so much experience and especially in this cup, but they got off pairing, so much experience and especially in this cup, but they got off to pairing, so much experience and especially in this cup, but they got off to a pairing, so much experience and especially in this cup, but they got off to a nightmare pairing, so much experience and especially in this cup, but they got off to a nightmare start, pairing, so much experience and especially in this cup, but they got off to a nightmare start, frankly, so a bad morning for michael roy and poulter. the other matches were a bit tighter, but still ended up going to the us. koepka and westwood beating daniel berger and matthew fitzpatrick. a poor start as well for... victor hoagland who was manning the european players here making his debut. so that meant the us took the morning session 3—1. if europe are looking for a bit of encouragement, they lost the morning session 3—1 at the last ryder cup in paris and of course they famously came back to win pretty convincingly, but certainly of this morning's session is anything to go by the europeans are going to be in for a pretty tough challenge. and a swiss air is at whistling straits. so the afternoon fourballs are now under way. usa up in two matches
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but very early stages. you can keep across it all on the bbc sport website. another huge sporting event taking place this weekend is the world heavyweight championship fight between anthonyjoshua and oleksandr usyk. the pair have weighed in ahead of the bout tomorrow night at the tottenham hotspur stadium. ukraine's usyk was at his heaviest ever weight for the fight, with britain's joshua still 20 pounds heavier. his wba, wbo and ibf titles are on the line. anthonyjoshua is probably at his optimal weight. we have seen him perform around 17 stone at his best in the past, so i am happy with natwest iliac weight for ajay. when he is too heavy gets a bit tired late on in the fight. oleksandr usyk, expected him to be heavy, but not this heavy. but not heavy to the point where i am thinking he has put on a bit of weight and is going to be slow and sluggish, he is probably at a new optimal weight, but let's not forget he is not a natural heavy
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weight as a professional, so there is a lot of an unknown quantity about oleksandr usyk, but anthony joshua needs to exploit him as a new heavyweight, uses and strength and put it on him early i think to get thejob done. red bull's max verstappen will start sunday's russian grand prix from the back of the grid as a result of a penalty for using too many engines this season. in second practice today, it was a mercedes one—two with valtteri bottas finishing quickest, just ahead of his team—mate lewis hamilton. verstappen's grid penalty gives hamilton and mercedes a golden opportunity to gain ground in the championship — the dutchman is five points ahead of hamilton heading into this weekend. that's all the sport for now. good evening. friday brought us another day with some warm september sunshine for many areas. it has been breezy with some spots
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of rain from northern areas, but through the course of the weekend, largely dry, still quite warm with some spells of sunshine around too, and that is down to the fact we have got our air coming from a south or south—westerly direction. this warm air mass still with us, and if we compare temperatures to average, they are around five or 6 degrees above average for many areas. contrast that to the colour change next week. by the middle of next week, temperatures will return to average or even a little bit below, by the middle of this coming week, but back to the here and now. and for the rest of this evening and overnight, places dry, quite a lot of cloud around. certainly won't be a cold night, with temperatures sticking mostly in the mid—teens, warm, humid air. just a bit cooler across the coast of scotland there. some rain to start saturday morning across the far north and north—west of scotland. one or two spots of drizzle lingering for the western isles. most places having a largely dry day. best of the sunshine will be
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for the likes of wales, parts of eastern england, eastern scotland too. temperatures in some spots, 20 or 23 degrees, looking at high teens or low 20s. into saturday evening, if you have plans for a barbecue, perhaps, could be the last nice saturday evening. most places should avoid the showers. it is looking quite warm into those evening hours as well. sunday looking a largely dry day with some sunny spells, one or two showers around perhaps in the west, the breeze picking up in the west ahead of this weather front that is going to move in by sunday evening. before it arrives, another very pleasant day for most of us with those temperatures in the low, possibly even the mid—20s — very high for this stage in september. as we head through sunday night, that is when it is going to be all change. it is this band of rain that sweeps its way eastwards, and that marks the arrival of autumn. into early next week, a colour change, the colder air moving in off the atlantic. it is looking rather unsettled from around monday
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onwards, still some sunny spells, blustery showers. do enjoy the fine weather over the course of the weekend. bye— bye.
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hello and welcome to our weekly brains trust, with bbc specialists and the correspondents who file stories, broadcast and blog to audiences back home from the dateline: london. this week, advance australia fair or foul? after angela, what will be the legacy of germany's longest—serving chancellor? and too little co2, too much hot air? boris johnson wrestles with the contradictions of keeping us fed and warm but not too hot.
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joining us this week, latika bourke is an australian author and journalist, with columns in the sydney morning herald and the age.

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