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you so do is another time, thank you so much for being with us. lovely to see. thanks so much for being with us this morning. sally is back with dan tomorrow morning. the uk is to issue temporary visas for thousands of foreign workers to ease disruption to fuel and food supplies, but industry leaders say it doesn't go far enough. the shorta . e it doesn't go far enough. the shortage of— it doesn't go far enough. tue: shortage of drivers it doesn't go far enough. tte: shortage of drivers is a long—term problem, it is a long—term issue which requires a long—term solution. detectives investigating the murder of sabina nessa have arrested a 38—year—old man overnight on suspicion of murder. scotland yard says it is a significant development. germans go to the polls as the country decides who'd wants to lead in the post angela merkel era. the labour leader sir keir
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starmer pledges a tax raid on private schools if he wins power. at least three people are killed and dozens more injured as a train derailed in the american state of montana. and shock defeat for britain's anthonyjoshua, who has lost his world heavyweight titles after being beaten by oleksandr usyk of ukraine. hello and welcome. more than 10,000 workers will be given temporary uk visas in a government u—turn designed to stop supply chain disruption ahead of? . it comes after a shortage of drivers led to fuel delivery problems at petrol stations and empty shelves in supermarkets. 5000 fuel tanker and food lorry drivers will be eligible to work in the uk for three months
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until christmas eve. the scheme is also extended to 5500 poultry workers. the british chamber of commerce said the latest announcement was like throwing a thimble of water on a bonfire. here's our business correspondence katie austin. the 5,000 visas will be available for people who drive fuel tankers and food lorries from the start of october. they'll last only until christmas eve. it's thought the shortfall of hgv drivers in the uk runs into tens of thousands. the problem has been building for years but has worsened following brexit and the pandemic. 0ne haulier said today's news was a step in the right direction. it might well get us over the peak time although i would like to have seen it four months, but we'll take what we can. but it's not enough and it's too little too late, basically. the government had resisted calls from retail and freight business groups for a short—term relaxation of immigration rules. now that's changed. it follows two days of issues at petrol stations which began with a shortage of drivers
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delivering to some bp garages and became widespread once drivers ignored pleas not to panic buy. the group which represents european hauliers isn't sure how many drivers will want to come. we will need to see once the new provisions will be officially adopted. what i can say is that the shortage of drivers is a long—term problem. it's a long—term issue which requires long—term solutions. and this will also depend upon the type of transportation from the eu to the uk. the trade body representing major uk supermarkets insisted they alone needed at least 15,000 lorry drivers to avoid christmas disruption. 5,500 chicken and turkey workers will also be eligible for visas. but one business group said these latest measures only helped to a limited extent.
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look, i think it's a really good start but it'sjust not going to be enough. we have a critical shortage of really skilled workers, not just these drivers but also in other sectors too. and we need a proper plan on how we're going to transition from where we are now to what's really coming. this is going to really wreck our economic recovery unless we absolutely sort our supply chain issues out now. funding has also been announced to train up 4,000 more uk drivers and to use staff from the ministry of defence to boost the number of test examiners. the government says visas won't be a long—term solution, insisting it's the responsibility of businesses to invest in the domestic workforce. katy austin, bbc news. breaking news, detectives investigating the murder of sabina nessa have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. simon, what more can you tell us? she
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suspicion of murder. simon, what more can you tell us?— more can you tell us? she was a schoolteacher _ more can you tell us? she was a schoolteacher from _ more can you tell us? she was a schoolteacher from south - more can you tell us? she was a schoolteacher from south east l more can you tell us? she was a - schoolteacher from south east london and left work on friday and her journey should have taken her five minutes but she was attacked in a nearby park. this morning we have had a statement from the metropolitan police, and they say they have arrested a 38—year—old man on suspicion of her murder. he was detained in east sussex at around three o'clock this morning and is currently in police custody. police say that the family have been informed of this development and they described as a significant arrest and save the family are continuing to be supported by officers. the death has prompted an outpouring of grief in the local community and beyond, people asking why a woman was not able to walk on the streets alone. there was a big vigil on friday night near to where she lived, people arriving with flowers and candles. police have previously arrested two men on suspicion of murder but they have been released under investigation, but significant development in the
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words of the police this morning. thank you, simon. polls arejust opening in germany's parliamentary election, 60 million voters will choose a new parliament and successor to chancellor angela merkel, who has been in powerfor 16 years. at stake is the leadership of europe's most powerful economy in the race couldn't be tighter. we be live in germany to bring you the latest. this is the scene right now at a polling station in berlin as the best voters are turning up. here is our berlin correspondent damien mcguinness. is there expected to be a good turnout for this election? yes, according to official estimates we are looking at maybe 80% turnout, which is very high. germany tends to have high turnout anyway but that would be a record—breaker. this is an interesting race because it is so unpredictable for a lot of reasons. firstly, we are looking at a lot of postal votes, around 40% of postal votes that might be sent in and that
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means many will have already voted weeks ago, so difficult to pick how they will have voted because things have changed. for months now, paul sabine erratic and volatile, so that the past four months, we have seen three different parties leading the polls, first the greens, then angela merkel�*s cdu, and then until today, lead by the centre—left spd, 0laf scholz. the race is between 0laf scholz. the race is between 0laf scholz and the conservative candidate, armin laschet. those two are neck and neck at the moment, so difficult to say which of those two will really step into angela merkel�*s choose. but they will have to cobble together a coalition with two extra parties, so we will look at an election result today which will give us a fair idea of who might be chancellor, but we won't know very much about who will be in that government because we will have
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negotiations after that other coalition, so it'll be a tight race today and quite a long complicated negotiation period later on. first result tonight but don't to see what the government will look like straightaway, that'll take a while. now we will talk to the chief political editor of germany's public funded broadcaster. thank you for joining us. 16 years as chancellor angela merkel, there will be people in germany who do not remember much else other than having her has chancellor. this is such a significant moment for the country, isn't it? yes, it is a watershed moment, the end of an era, and we had this before when i was young, the chancellor of germany who appeared to be the only possible chancellor, and here in germany suddenly people are wondering whether a man can be chancellor here in germany. it will show the legacy angela merkel will have more cdu
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party bloc here in germany, with what she has left it. as we are seeing, it is a tight competition between these two parties in germany, the social democrats and angela merkel conservative cdu. we were hearing from our correspondent that the negotiations for forming a coalition would be long and difficult, what is the expectation? damien was absolutely right, all we can say is that with a large degree of certainty, the runner—up or the one in third place right now, the green party, they have seen a steep decline from the soaring highs being led by annalena baerbock, they will be the most likely party to end up in government, but the question is, who will send out the invites what is expected to be a coalition? it could be angela merkel�*s conservative cdu, it could be the
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social democrats, it could be the pro—business free democrats being the kingmakers here, ironic given they walk away from that option four years ago, and we are seeing this as too close to call in what will pan out to be a german government leaving germany into the next four crucial years, where the government will have to tackle issues like climate change, and angela merkel recognise that early on, but we failed to deliver on. tt is failed to deliver on. it is obviously _ failed to deliver on. it is obviously tired - failed to deliver on. it is obviously tired looking i failed to deliver on. it is obviously tired looking forward with whatever comes into next. but how much is there of looking back to angela merkel and her legacy and how the germans feel about her now? people didn't want to let her go, she is actually the first german chancellor to step down, it was her choice to do that. four others were thrown out or defeated in elections and there is a certain melancholy here as well and people really
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cherished her steady hand politics. stability is sexy in a german political context and that is what angela merkel had as her political brand, and whatever those election posters about the cdu party and the social democrats, 0laf scholz is her current vice chancellor in governing coalition and he is trying to present herself as a politician. germans are certainly conservative when it comes to the whole structure of politics here. people do not want to take a chance, people don't want experiments and that is also why people like donald trump would be unthinkable here, they don't want to give it a go, they want a track record of steady handed politics and both are frontrunners at the moment are trying to portray themselves as basically the natural air to that political brand.—
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basically the natural air to that olitical brand. ., ~ , ., , . political brand. thank you very much for “oininu political brand. thank you very much forjoining us- _ political brand. thank you very much forjoining us. we _ political brand. thank you very much forjoining us. we will _ political brand. thank you very much forjoining us. we will bring - political brand. thank you very much forjoining us. we will bring you - forjoining us. we will bring you live results and analysis in our german elections news special programme later on sunday. we'll be live in berlin from 3:30pm gmt is germans decide who will succeed angela merkel. here in the uk, sir keir starmer has promised children in england and education —— education fit for the future thanks to a tax raid on private schools if he wins power. he told the sunday mirror he wants to ensure all pupils leave school ready for work and life. he is our particle correspondence at the labour conference. it is a proposal discussed before within the party and he is wanting eye—catching proposals after the controversy over his desire to shake up the electoral system within the party. how is this likely to go down? tt is system within the party. how is this likely to go down?— likely to go down? it is probably likely to go down? it is probably likel to likely to go down? it is probably likely to go _ likely to go down? it is probably likely to go down _ likely to go down? it is probably likely to go down pretty - likely to go down? it is probably likely to go down pretty well- likely to go down? it is probably likely to go down pretty well on| likely to go down? it is probably i likely to go down pretty well on the conference floor, it was in the 2019
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election manifesto. at the time, there was pushback from the independent private school sector but in terms of the conference floor today, it is likely to go well. what he is saying is that if he scraps the charitable status of private schools in england and their exemption from vat and business rates, that would raise £1.7 billion, which he said he could then invest into state schools to improve state schools across—the—board. what labour is saying is they want children to leave school being job ready and life ready. they would put money into things like making sure that there is a long—term aspiration, they say, they say nobody would leave compulsory education without the right qualifications for the modern world and would leave with the right computer skills, they would also get two weeks of compulsory work experience as part of the curriculum and they also want to shake up the citizenship element of the national curriculum to include some of the more practical skills of lifelike planning of your pension and applying for a mortgage,
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understanding rental contracts and credit scores. lots of measures they are looking at here to make sure children leave ready for life and ready for work. the way of paying for it, that removal of exemption for it, that removal of exemption for private schools in england, that will go down quite well with members, but the reaction more widely will be more interesting to see. . ~' widely will be more interesting to see. . ~ , ., ~ widely will be more interesting to see. . ~ , ., widely will be more interesting to see. . ~ ., see. thank you, helen. an update on our headlines. _ see. thank you, helen. an update on our headlines. the _ see. thank you, helen. an update on our headlines. the uk _ see. thank you, helen. an update on our headlines. the uk is _ see. thank you, helen. an update on our headlines. the uk is to _ see. thank you, helen. an update on our headlines. the uk is to issue - our headlines. the uk is to issue temporary visas to thousands of workers to address fuel and food supplies, but experts say doesn't go far enough. detectives investigating the murder of sabina nessa have arrested a 30—year—old man on suspicion of murder in what scotland yard say is a significant relevance. germans go to the polls as the country decides who they want to lead in a post angela merkel era. the chinese technology giant shoe wildly has said it will continue
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fight charges post the notice states after her chief executive left canada. the long wait abroad was full of struggle and suffering but when i walked down the staircase and landed on the ground, i was thrilled by the warmness from my hometown. it's beyond words. the motherland, i am back. she is the financial officer for huawei, the well�*s largest telecom manufacturer and was arrested in 2018, the us alleges she misled banks
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into processing transactions with a company based in iran, breaching american sanctions. her case was complicated by the fact that she is the daughter of the founder of huawei. she secured a deal after admitting to mislead a bank and elsewhere, two canadians arrived home. michael coverage and michael spavor had been under arrest for the same amount of time as meng wanzhou. china says this was not related to her case but they released the man almost instantly after she was freed. critics have called it hostage diplomacy. these two men have gone through an unbelievably difficult ordeal. for the past thousand days, they have shown strength, perseverance, resilience and grace and we are all inspired by that. both men maintain their innocence throughout. i find myself at a loss for words because the moment is so...
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so incredible! it's finally here. a diplomatic crisis has been averted for now. but huawei remains on a trade blacklist here and still faces charges of corporate espionage, allegations china denies. nomia iqbal, bbc news, washington. at least three people have been killed and dozens injured in a train derailment in montana. the train left the tracks at four o'clock in the afternoon near the town of chester. amtrak said there were 146 passengers and 16 crew members on board. the train had been travelling between seattle and chicago. the us travel safety board has launched an investigation. a volcanic eruption continues to cause destruction on the spanish island of la palma an ash and smoke has forced the closure of the island
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airport. it's been almost a week since the cumbre vieja volcano started erupting and it's showing no signs of slowing down. we don't know when the eruption is going to stop and we don't know the evolution of the eruption, we don't know whether this eruption is going to increase in intensity or decrease. thousands of tonnes of lava has already spread across the landscape, forcing more than 6,000 residents from their homes. and it's an anxious wait for people still living in its potential path. translation: you can't sleep, it's constantly there. yesterday shock waves were reaching us here and the house was shaking and we had the feeling would we asked to evacuate at any moment. translation: i'm stressed. you don't know if they'll
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ask you to leave. you have one foot in and the other out. we hope we'll be ok here. we have clothes packed here and shoes in the other room. we don't know what will happen. a thick cloud of smoke and ash now extends four kilometres into the air and this is the impact — the airport has been forced to close because of the amount of ash covering the runway. that's lead to long lines of tourists trying to get ferries off the island. translation: we have to be patient in these cases and that's it. was i on vacation? yes, this is paradise, i want to come again. the ash is also affecting the island's banana crop which is crucial to its economy and provides thousands ofjobs. this is the first eruption in 50 years and its impact will be felt
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for many years to come. courtney bembridge, bbc news. a survey has found younger people are more likely to pay than younger people. that is compared to those aged 55 and over.— people. that is compared to those aged 55 and over. sunset in cardiff. after work this _ aged 55 and over. sunset in cardiff. after work this girl _ aged 55 and over. sunset in cardiff. after work this girl and _ aged 55 and over. sunset in cardiff. after work this girl and her - aged 55 and over. sunset in cardiff. after work this girl and her friends | after work this girl and her friends gatherfor after work this girl and her friends gather for basketball. all muslim women in their 20s they plan the games around islamic prayer times. my games around islamic prayer times. my faith gives me purpose in this life. it's something that reminds me every day why i am here and it is what i based on my aspirations on to excel in this world and hopefully excel in this world and hopefully excel in this world and hopefully excel in the next as well. this study suggest _ excel in the next as well. this study suggest young - excel in the next as well. this study suggest young people are more likely to pray and attend worship older generations. t tn;e
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likely to pray and attend worship older generations.— likely to pray and attend worship older generations. i try to pray as much as l — older generations. i try to pray as much as i can _ older generations. i try to pray as much as i can and _ older generations. i try to pray as much as i can and i'm _ older generations. i try to pray as much as i can and i'm not- older generations. i try to pray as much as i can and i'm not always| older generations. i try to pray as i much as i can and i'm not always on the ball about it but because i'm young i try to do all the different aspects of players to get involved in charity and get involved in other useful activities as well. i get involved in religious talks about the importance of prayer and so on that has encouraged me to pray more beyond the five compulsory players so i feel that might be recent, young people are more involved with their community. this young people are more involved with their community.— their community. this is one of the most important — their community. this is one of the most important festivals _ most important festivals in the hindu calendar. tt most important festivals in the hindu calendar.— most important festivals in the hindu calendar. it is a nine-day festival and _ hindu calendar. it is a nine-day festival and are _ hindu calendar. it is a nine-day festival and are celebrated - hindu calendar. it is a nine-day festival and are celebrated by l hindu calendar. it is a nine-day - festival and are celebrated by doing a folk dance around her idle. we normally have 1000 people dancing together and at that point we won't even allowed six people at once so dancing around in idle and one venue
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would have been impossible so we had to take it online.— to take it online. that move online has attracted _ to take it online. that move online has attracted more _ to take it online. that move online has attracted more young - to take it online. that move online has attracted more young people. | to take it online. that move online i has attracted more young people. we are has attracted more young people. - are finding no more and more youth are getting involved in religious activity because they are trying to find answers. i think the whole culture of social media also really helps. culture of social media also really hels. , , , , , culture of social media also really hels. ,, i, , ., helps. this study seems to contradict _ helps. this study seems to contradict the _ helps. this study seems to contradict the stereotype l helps. this study seems to i contradict the stereotype that religious people in the uk are generally elderly. there are a couple of light relations. firstly minority faith than to have a larger proportion of people under the age of 35 but researchers also suggested the pandemic on the move towards online worship has opened up more avenues to pray for young people. let's stop to richard gamble, the finder of our project to build a dedicated national monument to answer to prayer. he founded the movement we have just been hearing about. how much can be read into this poll? when you look at church
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attendance it has been steadily declining over the years. in 1980 11% of the population attended church regularly on a sunday and for the last available figures it was down to 5% in 2015. the last available figures it was down to 596 in 2015.— down to 596 in 2015. what is interesting _ down to 596 in 2015. what is interesting is _ down to 596 in 2015. what is interesting is that _ down to 596 in 2015. what is interesting is that the - down to 596 in 2015. what is . interesting is that the statistics year tell us that there is a massive growth of young people praying to jesus. your report that talks about it being multi—faith and that is not what has come through in the survey. 56% are christian, 8% of muslim and the other face are 1%. does make 1% are other faiths. what we're seeing is young people when they are anxious and fearful they praying to jesus, engaging with church, in online church ways are podcaster different ways than traditional approaches in the past.- different ways than traditional approaches in the past. when you see ounu approaches in the past. when you see young people — approaches in the past. when you see young people will _ approaches in the past. when you see young people will pray _ approaches in the past. when you see young people will pray when - approaches in the past. when you see young people will pray when they - approaches in the past. when you see young people will pray when they are | young people will pray when they are anxious or fearful,
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young people will pray when they are anxious orfearful, the young people will pray when they are anxious or fearful, the server talks about people praying at least once a month. how would you describe what is drawing people to this and general spirituality or a need to connect? t general spirituality or a need to connect? ~ . connect? i think we live in a post-truth _ connect? i think we live in a post-truth either _ connect? i think we live in a post-truth either where - connect? i think we live in a i post-truth either where young connect? i think we live in a - post-truth either where young people post—truth either where young people are trying to find absolutes. and what we are seeing is a massive move and they are praying tojesus what we are seeing is a massive move and they are praying to jesus for their anchor and the support and they are praying tojesus for their anchor and the support and are not doing that in a traditional way but definitely seeing that growth and i think we are seeing the beginnings of a dynamic movement in this country that's not been seen for generations. but this country that's not been seen for generations.— for generations. but how is it something — for generations. but how is it something that _ for generations. but how is it something that can _ for generations. but how is it something that can be - for generations. but how is it something that can be built l for generations. but how is it. something that can be built on if for generations. but how is it - something that can be built on if it is a disparate thing, people doing it at home as and when they decide
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the feel they want to pray to someone?— the feel they want to pray to someone? �* , , ,., ., someone? because prayer is about a one-on-one — someone? because prayer is about a one-on-one relationship _ someone? because prayer is about a one-on-one relationship of - someone? because prayer is about a one-on-one relationship of god, - someone? because prayer is about a one-on-one relationship of god, of. one—on—one relationship of god, of talking tojesus. church is a group of people meeting together. that may be on a sunday morning or in the meeting but the church can happen in the park, church can happen in the street, in your neighbourhoods. that construct of church been revolving around just a sunday morning meeting is definitely not what these young people are taking on is the tradition stop— people are taking on is the tradition sto_ ., ., , ., , tradition stop how do you see it auoin tradition stop how do you see it going forward? _ tradition stop how do you see it going forward? church - tradition stop how do you see it i going forward? church attendance declining and something new will build? t’m declining and something new will build? �* ., , ., declining and something new will build? ., , ., . . build? i'm not seeing that church attendance _ build? i'm not seeing that church attendance declining. _ build? i'm not seeing that church attendance declining. i— build? i'm not seeing that church attendance declining. i know - attendance declining. i know that might be happening in the states church. i'm part of the church of 800 people, average age is 21 in leicester. a very multicultural and
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diverse people they are. the statistics from the past, i think, ennobling reset after the pandemic —— | ennobling reset after the pandemic —— i know being reset and there is a time now when you have young christians who are bold and what they believe and everyone is a little bit sick and tired of christians being treated like the naughty children that have to sit in a corner and be seen and not heard. richard gamble, thank you very much indeed forjoining us. you're watching bbc news. we have quite a big change on away in our weather, something cooler and more unsettled in the week ahead. make the most of the day if you like warm weather because it is another one of those days temperatures will be above weather should be for the time of year. a lot of dry weather rain moving into the west thanks to
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this cloud on the satellite picture. this is a frontal system bringing rain into northern ireland. initially that when will push eastwards and behind this front a cold front, we change the air mass, we change the feel of the weather and lose the orange colours and get the yellow and then the blue shades and things will turn cooler over the next few days. that when moving into northern ireland through the afternoon. some heavy bursts with strong and gusty winds. some of that when getting into western scotland. eastern scotland, much of england and wales staying largely dry and spells of sunshine and just the odd rogue shower. temperatures in the high teens and low 20s celsius, up to 22 or23 high teens and low 20s celsius, up to 22 or 23 in high teens and low 20s celsius, up to 22 or23 in places. high teens and low 20s celsius, up to 22 or 23 in places. tonight that weather front and band of rain will try it east and noticed a bright green colours. that indicates there will be really intense downpours accompanied by squally and gusty winds. that when not reaching
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the eastern side of england till dawn. it will be a male started tomorrow but the rain will reach all remaining areas as we go through tomorrow morning. very soggy start on the east and is clear skies will brighten and we will see sunshine and showers racing and from the west and showers racing and from the west and some will be heavy and possibly thundery and it will be quite breezy and it will feel much cooler and fresher. top temperatures between 40 and 80 , fresher. top temperatures between 40 and 80, much fresher. top temperatures between 40 and 80 , much closerto fresher. top temperatures between 40 and 80 , much closer to where we should be at this point in late september. —— 14 and 18. should be at this point in late september. —— 14 and 18 . this weather system promises persistent rain for many on tuesday and will be accompanied by strong and gusty winds, some gusts of 40 mph to 50 mph in exposed spots. temperatures 14 to 18 . wednesday will be cooler still. but it will bring something of a dry interlude. more unsettled weather for the end of the week and
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it stays cool and autumnal.
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you are watching bbc news, the headlines... the uk is to issue temporary visas for thousands of foreign workers to ease disruption to fuel and food supplies, but industry leaders say it doesn't go far enough. the industry leaders say it doesn't go far enough-— industry leaders say it doesn't go far enou:h. , ., ., ., , far enough. the shortage of drivers is a long-term _ far enough. the shortage of drivers is a long-term problem, _ far enough. the shortage of drivers is a long-term problem, it - far enough. the shortage of drivers is a long-term problem, it is - far enough. the shortage of drivers is a long-term problem, it is a - is a long—term problem, it is a long—term issue which requires a long—term issue which requires a long—term solution. long-term issue which requires a long-term solution.— long-term solution. detectives investigating — long-term solution. detectives investigating the _ long-term solution. detectives investigating the murder- long-term solution. detectives investigating the murder of - long-term solution. detectives . investigating the murder of sabina nessa have arrested a 38—year—old man on suspicion of murder in what
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