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warnings from petrol retailers that many forecourts no longer have fuel, as a result of days of queues at the pumps. frustration for motorists — a run on petrol has left filling stations empty, according to an industry spokesman. there is a large number, more than half, which have already run dry, and those others are running dry quite quickly. the government is issuing temporary visas for foreign lorry drivers, suspending competition law and looking at deploying the army to help deliver fuel supplies. also tonight... the centre—left spd in germany celebrates as early projections suggest it is marginally ahead in a tight election. do you stand by your remarks? are
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the tories scum? i do you stand by your remarks? are the tories scum?— the tories scum? i think boris johnson the tories scum? i think boris johnson is _ the tories scum? i think boris johnson is a — the tories scum? i think boris johnson is a racist, _ the tories scum? i think boris| johnson is a racist, misogynist the tories scum? i think boris i johnson is a racist, misogynist ? labour's deputy leader angela rayner causes controversy with her language, while sir keir starmer persuades the annual conference to back his overhaul of party rules. and the us clinch victory in the ryder cup after a dominant display against europe. good evening. there are warnings tonight that many petrol stations have run dry after days of queues at pumps. the petrol retailers association says that more than half of its members' forecourts have run out of fuel. the transport secretary grant shapps insists there is no shortage of fuel the crisis came after a shortage of
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tanker_ the crisis came after a shortage of tanker drivers led to filling stations_ tanker drivers led to filling stations running short. the transport secretary grant shapps insists there is no shortage of fuel and has urged drivers to fill up only when they need to. as well as a temporary scheme forforeign drivers, tonight the government has suspended competition law to allow the industry to share information and target areas where fuel is low. it is also considering using the army for deliveries. katy austin reports. this is one of the forecourts which were forced to close today, the result of motorists panic buying fuel. a mental health nurse told us she struggled to get to work. because of panic buying, there was nothing left. i live 14 miles away from work. work then had to call me a taxi to bring me in, which is costing the nhs money. a group which speaks for more than 5,000 independent fuel retailers said the impact had been severe. there is a large number — more than half — which have already run dry, and those others are running dry quite quickly. the first limited supply issues
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were down to a lack of tanker drivers, that's highlighted a wider lorry driver shortage — a long—standing problem that's got worse. the government has today announced new measures aimed at tackling that, including 5,000 visas lasting only until christmas eve. we would have liked to have seen it four months, but, you know, we will take what we can, but it's not enough, and it's too little too late, basically. other sectors too have struggled to fill their work force, including turkey and chicken producers, 5,500 visas for poultry workers are also being introduced. the damage has already been done for the bigger processors because they haven't got the turkeys on the farm, there are half a million less. for the smaller guys, for those thousand smaller farmers throughout the country that produce for the local butcher and stuff, it is useful for them. but how easy is it to get those visas? supermarkets say they need 15,000 lorry drivers to avoid christmas disruption. the labour leader today insisted
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the visa numbers were far too small, arguing action should have been taken earlier to tackle labour shortages across the economy. it's a short—term response, in the long term, we need conditions to be improved, we need training, of course, but the government has known that for years, and we have got a situation now where we have got an absolute crisis in this country through a lack of planning on behalf of the government. the transport secretary though said it was for industry to work out permanent solutions. we don't want to be relying on overseas labour in the longer run, which is why this is limited until christmas, because we have got to sort out these long—term problems with our hgv sector, which has been around for years. other countries are also experiencing lorry driver shortages. it's unclear how many will come to the uk. for businesses, the focus is now on keeping on supplies going for the crucial christmas period. katy austin, bbc news. and katy austin is here now.
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you have talked about the visa scheme, but the government has other plans too. the scheme, but the government has other lans too. , . scheme, but the government has other lans too. ,. , ., plans too. the visa scheme is aimed at preventing — plans too. the visa scheme is aimed at preventing broader _ plans too. the visa scheme is aimed at preventing broader disruption - at preventing broader disruption including to the supply of food in the run—up to christmas and the supply problems at pumps we have seen this weekend are largely down to panic buying. companies involved in the distribution of petrol and diesel say there is no shortage of fuel itself and the spike in demand is to blame for what we have seen at petrol forecourt. those companies met with the business secretary today and it's been agreed that competition laws will be relaxed so the industry can share more information so they can target deliveries and supplies to where they are needed most. we do understand the government is considering deploying the army to help with deliveries. that option is under discussion ahead of a possible meeting of cabinet ministers tomorrow. meeting of cabinet ministers tomorrow—
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exit polls suggest the tightest of races in the german election, with little separating the two main parties in the race to succeed angela merkel. but according to the latest projections her party, the centre—right cdu now led by armin laschet, appears to be trailing 0laf schloz�*s centre—left stp. 0ur europe editor katya adler has the latest from berlin. cheering excitement ricocheted around the headquarters of germany's social democrats tonight, dismissed as political has—beens, not long ago, the smell of election victory, even if a narrow one, now hung in the air. results, though, still need to be confirmed. there he is, the man the social democrats hope will be germany's next chancellor, but this has been a very tight election, and the make—up of germany's next government is far from certain , despite the noise. translation: it is certainly going to be a long night, -
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but it's also certain that many german citizens voted social democrats. because they want a change in government and because they want their next chancellor to be called 0laf scholz. confusingly perhaps, but because the vote is so tight, at a different party headquarters, the conservative candidate backed by angela merkel also claimed his right to try to form a government. although his party is looking at its worst election results since 1949. translation: we had 16 years in germany with angela merkel| as chancellor, and this is why we will try everything to form a government under the leadership of the cdu union. it appears voters weren't bowled over by any single party. people we spoke to at polling stations earlier seemed pulled in very different directions. the cdu has been in power for the past 16 years,
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and a lot of the challenges were not really addressed. i voted for change, but not a dramatic change. the climate crisis is the most pressing issue we have - to deal with urgently. the environment was a big election issue, germany's green party didn't perform as strongly as it had hoped, but it's tipped to play a key role in the next german government. so, what now? well, it's all about coalition building. a race between germany's two main parties to woo others to form a parliamentary majority. only then will we know who germany's next chancellor will be, until then, angela merkel isn't going anywhere. the coalition haggling is likely to take weeks or even months in the process is going to be watched as closely outside germany as inside. this is the eu's richest and most powerful nation, and germany's role
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on the global stage isn't going to diminishjust because on the global stage isn't going to diminish just because angela merkel walks out the door. germany is a key ally of the uk and in the us president biden wants to know what the new government here's attitude will be towards moscow and beijing, and in brussels, there are few eu decisions or reforms taken without a nod from the german chancellor. but until we find out who they are and while the horse trading to former governments continue ? form a governments continue ? form a government continues it is definitely not alfie disdain to angela the labour party conference in brighton has approved changes to how future leaders will be elected, requiring candidates to get the backing of 20% of mps, up from 10%. a rule allowing people to pay a one—off fee to vote in a contest will also be scrapped. the contentious measures prompted fierce debate, and there was controversy too surrounding the deputy leader
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angela rayner after she called the prime minister scum. from brighton, here is our political editor laura kuenssberg. all those in favor, please show. and against? all those in favor, all those against. the future kier starmer wants dangling in the air. but his deputy, angela rayner, distracting from his hopeful discipline. do you stand by your remarks? are the tories scum? i think that boris johnson is a racist, misogynist and homophobic guy, and he needs to apologize for his comments he's made in the past. not in the mood to say sorry for calling the tories "scum" at a late—night labour get together. i'll apologize when boris apologises for the comments he's made, i will retract that he is scum. as in classic conference style, the less guarded moments caused the stir. the tories rejected and condemned the remarks. her labour colleagues wouldn't repeat them. yet, what really matters for the long term was
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what happened in the hall. kier starmer�*s team wanted to overhaul the party's rules to make it harderfor members to get rid of mps and give more power to mps to choose the leader and to crackdown on anti—semitism. i think that's it. and that was it. these mundane—looking pieces of a4 paper tell the story of a significant political moment. kier starmer won. if anyone said to me in the last few days, is it worth it, kier? it is always worth changing your party to face the electorate, face the country, to put ourselves in a position where we can win a general election! kier starmer dropped some of the changes he wanted to make to move on from the corbyn era after they came as a nasty surprise to the left. but he won the watered—down argument here today, and that matters. one of his allies told me it shows that labour is changing in front of our eyes. but while he's tightening his grip on the party, there is serious pressure here in brighton this week
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on him to explain what it's for — including from someone who has made no secret of being interested one day in the job himself. it needs to set out in specific terms on important issues, what it would do, obviously, the leader and the shadow cabinet need to connect with the public through their speeches, and we can't afford to leave brighton not having done that. it sounds like you are getting a bit impatient. i am a little impatient with both sides, actually, half policies here and there briefed to newspapers doesn't work, and we need to have a very clear alternative pathway for labour this week. tonight, though, kier starmer could allow himself a celebration, not least because his team, arsenal, won, but it is hisjob to make labour competitive in every way before full—time. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, brighton. a 36—year—old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of sabina nessa, the 28—year—old teacher who was killed in south—east london nine days ago.
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police described it as a significant development. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. more then a week after sabina nessa's body was found near a spot in this park in kidbrooke in southeast london, police announced they have made a significant arrest. sabina had set off to meet a friend at a bar close to the park the friday before last. she didn't arrive. her body was discovered the following day. during the week, there were two arrests, both of these men were released under investigation. scotland yard has said this latest arrest happened around three o'clock this morning in east sussex. the man in custody is 36 and is being held on suspicion of murdering sabina. at the start of this weekend, hundreds gathered for a candlelit vigil to remember her. this community has been convulsed by events over the past week. and at the school where she taught, her colleagues,
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the children and their parents will begin another week mourning sabina nessa. june kelly, bbc news. the government's latest coronavirus figures for the uk show there were over 32,000 new infections recorded in the latest 24—hour period. that means in the past week, there was an average of over 3a,000 new cases per day. another 58 deaths have been recorded, that is of people who died within 28 days of a positive covid test, taking the average number per day in the last week to 138. 0n vaccinations, over 89% of people aged 16 or over have had theirfirstjab, while more than 82% are now double vaccinated. it is more than a month since the taliban seized control of afghanistan, and the un has warned of an exodus of refugees in the coming months, urging the world to help in what it calls afghanistan's darkest hour of need.
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the uk is due to take 5,000 afghans this year. many other european countries haven't set a target. but albania, one of europe's's poorest nations, has agreed to house temporarily up to 4,000 afghans. the country has a history of welcoming refugees, taking in more than half a million kosovans during the 1990s, and now it leader has criticised europe's approach, as our international correspondent 0rla guerin reports. i've never seen the ocean. albania is a very beautiful country. we are in a very beautiful place, but afghanistan i love more than myself. this woman has found a safe harbour, but far from her homeland. the tv anchor had good reason to flee. she was in the spotlight
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after this interview. a stony—faced taliban official being questioned by a woman two days after the fall of kabul. my hands were shaking, really scared, because this is my first time with a person from the taliban. i hope one day the taliban know this last generation, they are like a diamond, they shine, they want to work for afghanistan. they want afghanistan to become more powerful. my message to the taliban is you took afghanistan, but you lost a powerful generation. another loss for afghanistan, another family displaced. back in kabul, abdul hakim was a painter.
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blast walls where his canvas. he and fellow artists transforming that landscape of war and staring social change. he told us when the taliban came, they erased all of their murals and plunged afghanistan into darkness. he says it broke his heart. for the evacuees, a surreal shift from the chaos of kabul to a manicured resort. they are guests in a foreign country and a foreign culture. there is a glimmer of where most hope to go. us humanitarian groups are covering their costs. they arranged to get the afghans to albania, a staunch us ally. this albanian holiday maker from neighbouring kosovo sees
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a reflection of himself. 20 years ago, he was running from war. as an albanian from kosovo, ifeel for them because, you know, we've been there where we have to flee our homes. being away from your home and from your loved ones is very hard. i was a little boy during that time, and when i see little kids running here, i really feel for them. albania has stepped in where some others did not. prime minister, it is good to see you. i asked the prime minister if he thought more powerful nations let the afghans down. i can say, and i think it's safe to say that since that big refugee crisis back some years ago we did not recover,
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didn't recover morally, did not recover strategically, and europe still suffers the politics of refusing to open the doors. an open door means she can continue her education, something the taliban would deny her. for now, many lives here are in suspended animation and many worry for loved ones back home with no way out and nowhere to go. 0rla guerin, bbc news, albania. switzerland has become one of the last countries in western europe to legalise same—sex marriage. a national referendum has voted 64% in favour of allowing civil ceremonies and for giving same—sex couples adoption rights.
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with all the sport now, here is lizzie greenwood—hughes at the bbc sports centre. good evening. europe's golfers have lost the ryder cup. they are still planning the single matches, but the usa team have already done enough to regain the famous trophy and are heading for a record winning margin. 0ur correspondent andy swiss reports from whistling straits. even before the start it felt like a victory party with a huge overnight lead, america's fans were loving every moment. surely the ryder cup would soon be theirs? three and a half points was all they needed. could europe somehow fight back? at least rory michael gray was full stop after a tough few days, he finally found some form. and while he won the opening match against the us, behind it was a familiar story as they unstoppable. patrick cantlay beating shane lowry. the world
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number one was thrashed, and america edging ever closer to glory. europe simply had no answer. sergio garcia had played well over the first two days, but this time it was not to be. victory for bryson dechambeau and the us on the brink. and sure enough, their winning moment was not far away. collin morikawa clinching half a point and clinching the ryder cup. america arrived as the favourites and have lived up to the billing in sensational style. huge disappointment for the european team. their record defeat is 18.5 — 9.5, and the way things are going, that record could be going, but a stunning performance from the us. the ryder cup belongs to them. thanks. andy swiss reporting for us. lewis hamilton is top of the drivers' championship after
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winning the russian grand prix, and has become the first person to win 100 formula 1 races. but his triumph in sochi meant heartache for fellow briton lando norris, who was on the verge of a maiden victory when he slid off in torrential rain. hamilton leads the title race by two points over rival — max verstappen who fought back from last to finish second. match of the day 2 and sportscene in scotland are on later — so if you want to wait for the football results then don't listen for a bit because they're coming now. arsenal's winning streak continued as they beat tottenham 3—1 in an entertaining north london derby. in the day's other premier league match, wolves won at southampton. st mirren beat aberdeen in the scottish premiership. celtic�*s poor league form continued after they drew with dundee united, and hibernian are up to second with a win over stjohnstone. and arsenal are the new leaders of the women's super league. they thrashed manchester city 5—0. elsewhere, champions chelsea also thumped manchester united 6—1, and there were wins for aston villa, tottenham and west ham.
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britain's all—female event team had a clean sweep at the european championships in switzerland, winning both the team gold and all three individual medals. nicola wilson rode a perfect clear round in the final showjumping phase to take her first international title. britain are now the reigning european, world and olympic champions. and england's women cricketers have won their one—day series against new zealand 4—1. tammy beaumont hit a brilliant century in the final game in canterbury as they went on to thrash new zealand by 203 runs. that is the sport. thank you. that's it from us. now it's time for the news where you are.
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this is bbc news. more now on the petrol shortages. earlier, i spoke tojennifer ward, a student paramedic who told me how on friday, she struggled to find a petrol station with diesel to fill up petrol station with diesel to fill up her ambulance. {lin petrol station with diesel to fill up her ambulance.— petrol station with diesel to fill up her ambulance. on friday, i was on a 1010 shaft, _ up her ambulance. on friday, i was on a 1010 shaft, working _ up her ambulance. on friday, i was on a 1010 shaft, working in - up her ambulance. on friday, i was on a 1010 shaft, working in essex, | on a 1010 shaft, working in essex, we had done several hundred miles that day, and it was about seven o'clock, we should probably try and get fuel. we had updates that the
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day that was quite bad and we should try to get fuel if we are below half a tank so we will try now, we've got some time, we are not on a job, we can try, we went to our local bp where we normally fill up with you all, and there was absolutely no diesel there at all. we were then likely will head back to chelmsford and try to go from there. we went past a third petrol station that were queuing horrendously or had no diesel. we finally got to have bp that said we could use their lori pump, because that was the only diesel they had left. how pump, because that was the only diesel they had left.— pump, because that was the only diesel they had left. how long does a tank last normally? _ diesel they had left. how long does a tank last normally? it _ diesel they had left. how long does a tank last normally? it varies - a tank last normally? it varies on da to a tank last normally? it varies on day to day. _ a tank last normally? it varies on day to day, really. _ a tank last normally? it varies on day to day, really. if— a tank last normally? it varies on day to day, really. if we do - a tank last normally? it varies on i day to day, really. if we do several miles with quite far away from our normal base, we have about one shift, when in half shifts the tank will last us. shift, when in half shifts the tank will last us— shift, when in half shifts the tank will last us. ,, _, ., ,, will last us. goodness command you see --eole will last us. goodness command you see people there _ will last us. goodness command you see people there filling _ will last us. goodness command you see people there filling up _ will last us. goodness command you see people there filling up their- see people there filling up their jerry cans. what goes through your mind when you see that? i jerry cans. what goes through your mind when you see that?— jerry cans. what goes through your mind when you see that? i think it's more of an — mind when you see that? i think it's more of an added _ mind when you see that? i think it's more of an added anxiety _ mind when you see that? i think it's more of an added anxiety into - mind when you see that? i think it's more of an added anxiety into our i more of an added anxiety into our day, we already were quite a stressful job, day, we already were quite a stressfuljob, and now trying to factor in where we can fill up with you all into our day. find
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factor in where we can fill up with you all into our day. and what are the plans? _ you all into our day. and what are the plans? what— you all into our day. and what are the plans? what sort _ you all into our day. and what are the plans? what sort of— you all into our day. and what are l the plans? what sort of plans have been put into place for you? i the plans? what sort of plans have been put into place for you? i think so far, been put into place for you? i think so far. there _ been put into place for you? i think so far, there are _ been put into place for you? i think so far, there are several— so far, there are several petrol stations that will let us get in the queue and go to the front, but this is only a very few minority have been that actually let us do that. they are still allowing other people to fail up to me you know, ridiculous amounts ofjerry cans and going from there. so we are trying to look at petrol stations that allow us to go to the front. i am allow us to go to the front. i am readin: allow us to go to the front. i am reading that _ allow us to go to the front. i am reading that there _ allow us to go to the front. i am reading that there are _ allow us to go to the front. i am reading that there are some - reading that there are some garages that are getting, or there is an increasing call for essential workers like yourselves to be given priority. if you where to go up to a customer in front of you and say, "do you mind if wejump customer in front of you and say, "do you mind if we jump the queue? customer in front of you and say, "do you mind if wejump the queue? " have you done that? have you tried to do that? would you do something like that? i to do that? would you do something like that? ~' ., ., like that? i think we would have very mixed _ like that? i think we would have very mixed reactions _ like that? i think we would have very mixed reactions on - like that? i think we would have very mixed reactions on stuff. like that? i think we would have l very mixed reactions on stuff like this. some people take very, very well to us doing this, and some people wouldn't take as well. so it really does vary on the petrol stations regulations, really, we had it during cove at the first time and
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some people would let us get the keel some people would let us get the keel, and others wouldn't. and we were also very busy during that time. , , ,. , time. there must be discussions, then, time. there must be discussions, then. within _ time. there must be discussions, then, within the _ time. there must be discussions, then, within the emergency - time. there must be discussions, i then, within the emergency services about how this is going to impact and reaction times. 50. about how this is going to impact and reaction times.— and reaction times. so, so far, there is no _ and reaction times. so, so far, there is no patient _ and reaction times. so, so far, there is no patient care - and reaction times. so, so far, there is no patient care being i there is no patient care being delayed because of this, we have still got ambulances going out there, there are still ambulances attending jobs, there is no delay as of yet, we are just factoring in and carefully planning our day around our fuel limits.— our fuel limits. that if you planning _ our fuel limits. that if you planning your— our fuel limits. that if you planning your day, - our fuel limits. that if you planning your day, what i our fuel limits. that if you planning your day, what ifj our fuel limits. that if you - planning your day, what if your message, then, to everyone else trying to get fuel on those four courts? i trying to get fuel on those four courts? ~ . trying to get fuel on those four courts? ~' ., , courts? i think the main thing is that we saw— courts? i think the main thing is that we saw a _ courts? i think the main thing is that we saw a bulk _ courts? i think the main thing is that we saw a bulk buying - courts? i think the main thing is that we saw a bulk buying and i courts? i think the main thing is - that we saw a bulk buying and panic buying during cove at the first time, and we can reflect on that now and show that can actually, we didn't need to do that the first time around, so we don't need to do at this time around. that was jennifer ward _ at this time around. that was jennifer ward speaking - at this time around. that was jennifer ward speaking to - at this time around. that wasj jennifer ward speaking to me at this time around. that was i jennifer ward speaking to me a jennifer ward speaking to me a little bit earlier. now, a survey has found that young people in the
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uk are twice as likely as older people to pray regularly. more than half of 18— 3a —year—olds polled said that they pray at least once a month compared with 24% of those aged 55 and over. here's our report. sunset encarta. afterward, yasmine and herfriends sunset encarta. afterward, yasmine and her friends gather for basketball. all muslim women in their �*20s, they planned their games around islamic prayer times. my faith around islamic prayer times. m faith gives me around islamic prayer times. mg faith gives me purpose in this life. it is something that reminds me every day, kind of, why i am here, and it's kind of what i base on my aspirations around, so, to excel in this wild and then to excel in the next as well.— this wild and then to excel in the next as well. this study suggests that ouna next as well. this study suggests that young people _ next as well. this study suggests that young people are _ next as well. this study suggests that young people are more - next as well. this study suggests | that young people are more likely next as well. this study suggests i that young people are more likely to pray and attend worship than older generations. l trgr pray and attend worship than older generations-— pray and attend worship than older renerations. , ., . generations. i try to pay as much as i came to generations. i try to pay as much as i came to my _ generations. i try to pay as much as i came to my not— generations. i try to pay as much as i came to my not always _ generations. i try to pay as much as i came to my not always on the - generations. i try to pay as much as i came to my not always on the ball| i came to my not always on the ball about— i came to my not always on the ball about it. _ i came to my not always on the ball about it. but — i came to my not always on the ball about it, but i try my best, i guess, — about it, but i try my best, i guess, i am young, about it, but i try my best, i guess, lam young, i about it, but i try my best, i guess, i am young, i tried to do a
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bit more. — guess, i am young, i tried to do a bit more. all— guess, i am young, i tried to do a bit more, all the different aspects of prayer. — bit more, all the different aspects of prayer, getting involved in charity, — of prayer, getting involved in charity, getting involved in, you know. _ charity, getting involved in, you know, other youth activities as well _ know, other youth activities as well |— know, other youth activities as well. ~' ., well. i feel like we tended to attend mark _ well. i feel like we tended to attend mark kind _ well. i feel like we tended to attend mark kind of- well. i feel like we tended to attend mark kind of religious well. i feel like we tended to - attend mark kind of religious talks about the importance of prayer and so on command that is something that has kind of affected my prayer and encouraged me to pray more beyond the five compulsory prayers, so i feel like that might be a reason, young people are just more involved with their community.— young people are just more involved with their community. welcome to... this is one — with their community. welcome to... this is one of — with their community. welcome to... this is one of the _ with their community. welcome to... this is one of the most _ with their community. welcome to... this is one of the most important - this is one of the most important festivals in the hindu calendar. it's a nine day fast to follow, and it is celebrated during a folk dance around the idol where we normally would have 1,000 people dancing together, at that point, we weren't even allowed six people at once being in a place, so dancing around an idol in one venue would have been impossible, so we had to take it online. �* ., ., ., ., , online. and that move online has attracted more _ online. and that move online has
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attracted more young _ online. and that move online has attracted more young people. - online. and that move online has| attracted more young people. we

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