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the soaring cost of energy — british companies call for "immediate action" from the gvernment. there are more talks today between ministers and manufacturers amid warnings that some factories could soon shut down. i am saying today and liberty is saying today and the whole sector is saying today, come on, government, don't sit on your hands. take action now. meanwhile, the goverment is trying to defuse a row between the business department and the treasury over whether to offer state support. we'll have the latest from westminster. also this lunchtime — the metropolitan police says it's taking no further action after a review into sexual abuse allegations surrounding prince andrew. new data shows that one in six of those most critically ill with covid—19 are unvaccinated pregnant women. from today, adults in wales
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who want to get into a nightclub or a large event will have to prove that they're fullyjabbed or show a negative test result. prince charles tells the bbc he wants more ambitious action on climate change and understands why protestors take to the streets. what about the people who protest, what about kind of extinction rebellion? do you understand why they go out and...? yes, of course i do, yes, but it isn't helpful, i don't think, to do it in a way that alienates people. and who broke up the beatles? alienates people. half a century on, paul says it wasjohn. and coming up on the bbc news channel, wales prepare for their crucial world cup qualifier against estonia tonight, their third in the group winning the play—offs are the most likely hope of qualifying. —— meaning the play—offs are their most likely hope.
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good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. ministers are holding more talks today with manufacturers who are struggling because of the sharp rise in energy prices. industries such as steel and glass have called for emergency support, and yesterday the business secretary kwasi kwarteng claimed he has been discussing with the treasury how best to help hard hit companies. the treasury, though, denied there'd been any such talks, with a spokesperson accusing mr kwarteng of "making things up." our business correspondent theo leggett reports. industries hit hard by soaring energy costs are growing ever louder in their calls for government action. steel makers, cement companies, ceramics firms and glass—makers, they are warning that furnaces could go cold and factories shut down. we
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furnaces could go cold and factories shut down. ~ ., _, , furnaces could go cold and factories shut down. ~ ., , ., ., , shut down. we have companies already -a in: two shut down. we have companies already paying two or — shut down. we have companies already paying two or £3 _ shut down. we have companies already paying two or £3 million _ shut down. we have companies already paying two or £3 million a _ paying two or £3 million a month more for their gas price than they did before the crisis. invested in a furnace that might cost 20 or £30 million to rebuild, it really does inform the decision whether you continue on whether you have to close down the furnace. the treasury is facin: a close down the furnace. the treasury is facing a difficult _ close down the furnace. the treasury is facing a difficult dilemma. - close down the furnace. the treasury is facing a difficult dilemma. any - is facing a difficult dilemma. any sort of direct intervention would be costly, and the government does not want to be seen to be bailing out failing businesses. but even a cost capture industry, which is what companies are asking for, risks simply transparent the problems elsewhere. that has led to wide with aborted friction between the business secretary kwasi kwarteng and the treasury. —— widely reported friction. in the steel industry, hit hard by rising costs, patience is running out. i hard by rising costs, patience is running out-— running out. i need to be prime minister directly _ running out. i need to be prime minister directly to _ minister directly to bank ministerial heads together. we have seen this_ ministerial heads together. we have seen this reported infighting between the treasury and the
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business _ between the treasury and the business department. we do not need that sort— business department. we do not need that sort of— business department. we do not need that sort of infighting when we are in the _ that sort of infighting when we are in the emergency we are in now. come on, in the emergency we are in now. come on. prime _ in the emergency we are in now. come on, prime minister, directly address the energy— on, prime minister, directly address the energy crisis. the on, prime minister, directly address the energy crisis.— the energy crisis. the government insists it is — the energy crisis. the government insists it is in _ the energy crisis. the government insists it is in control _ the energy crisis. the government insists it is in control of _ the energy crisis. the government insists it is in control of the - insists it is in control of the situation and is working with businesses to find a solution which will keep factories open. the business _ will keep factories open. the business secretary _ will keep factories open. tue: business secretary is will keep factories open. tte: business secretary is in regular talks, and again today, with industry about exactly the effect on those sectors, particularly the energy intensive sectors which have had, as you know, additional government support over the last number of years as we decarbonise moving eventually to a net zero future. ~ ,., , future. while power hungry businesses _ future. while power hungry businesses are _ future. while power hungry businesses are wondering l future. while power hungry i businesses are wondering how future. while power hungry - businesses are wondering how to future. while power hungry _ businesses are wondering how to keep their factories open, businesses are wondering how to keep theirfactories open, many businesses are wondering how to keep their factories open, many ordinary consumers are also facing a steep rise in energy costs, and wondering how they will heat their homes this winter. and as the notes close in, those precious show no signs of easing. —— the mate's close in. ——
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those pressures should the nights close in. 0ur political correspondent ione wells is in westminster. ione, this is notjust a financial and economic question, it's become a very political issue, too. there is a recognition in government that these are normally quite competitive firms would have been hurt by this rise in wholesale gas prices, and the big fear is industries failing as jobs being lost. the trouble is that the government does not yet have an answer to all of this. business ministers have been meeting repeatedly with some of these firms to try to come up with a current solution, but currently, they do not have one yet, and no kind of bid has been put to the treasury for any kind of support from the business department. number—io—mac confirmed today that business officials and treasury officials are talking to one another, that treasury officials are being engaged throughout all this. i understand the department for business is planning to get some benefit forward to the treasury for financial support once on premise solution as agreed with some of these firms. they are discussing at
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these firms. they are discussing at the moment what that solution could be, whether existing support is enough, although firms amid a pretty clear that they do not think existing support is enough to get them through the current crisis. —— firms have made it pretty clear. the backdrop to all of this is firms worrying about having to hold production —— hold production, but also a growing number of conservative mps are calling for government intervention and support to try and help some of the areas if communities are impacted byjob losses or industries having to halt production. losses or industries having to halt production-— the metropolitan police won't take any further action against the duke of york following an investigation into sexual assault allegations. an american woman, virginia giuffre, is bringing a civil lawsuit against the duke of york in the united states, claiming she was forced to sleep with him after she was trafficked as a teenager. the prince has consistently denied any wrongdoing. nicholas witchell reports. the decision by the metropolitan police to take no further action means there's no prospect
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of a formal criminal investigation involving prince andrew here in the uk. he, of course, has stepped back from royal duties, having strongly and consistently denied any impropriety. however, this is far from the end of the matter. the search for the truth about the circumstances which led up to the taking of this photograph of andrew and the then 17—year—old virginia giuffre more than 20 years ago continues, principally through the civil lawsuit which miss giuffre has brought in new york. andrew has remained largely out of sight in recent months, either at royal lodge, his home in windsor great park, or at the queen's estate at balmoral. an initial offer to answer questions from the us authorities about his friendship with the convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein ran into difficulties. us prosecutors claimed there was a lack of cooperation. after months of delay, andrew has now appointed lawyers in the united states to represent him.
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the us civil case could take a number of months to make progress. but for the royal family, there is a more immediate problem. we are nowjust four months from the start of the queen's platinum jubilee, when she will mark her 70 years on the throne. family members and officials will be hoping that this significant milestone in her long reign will not be marred by stories from a new york courtroom. nicholas witchell, bbc news. nhs england has stepped up appeals for pregnant women to get vaccinated against covid. new data shows that one in six of the most critically ill patients in hospital are pregnant and unvaccinated. the royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists said this demonstrated that there is a significant risk of severe illness from the virus in pregnancy. 0ur health editor hugh pym is with me now. talk us through the data on this.
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the data comes from nhs england, and it concerns the most intensive form of life support you can get in a hospital if you are a covid patient. it is effectively an artificial one. nhs england says betweenjuly and september, 118 patients admitted in england for this treatment, of which 20 were pregnant, and of those, 19 were unvaccinated. so this is being used as a bit of a wake—up call to people out there to actually go and get the jab if at all possible quickly, because of the dangers which may lie ahead with covid. clear bromley from kent was 26 weeks pregnant, she was just about to have her jab, pregnant, she was just about to have herjab, she decided to go ahead and then got the virus. —— claire. she has to go to a local hospital than a specialist centre in london, and ended up on a ventilator. it is what she had to tell us.
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my husband, because of covid, wasn't allowed to come in and see me, so i was messaging him, which i don't really remember too much of. — and i've looked back over the messages since, but i was messaging him saying that i didn't want to let him down, and i didn't want to die, and i also worried about, what if they wouldn't be able to wake me up again? so, yeah, it was a very scary time. so claire has made an appeal to all those in her sort of situation, an expectant mum, just go and get your jab if you haven't already had one. that message is really being pushed hard now by nhs and health and royal couege hard now by nhs and health and royal college leaders. at one point they are making is that if you are pregnant and you do get covid in the latter stages of pregnancy, you can get really pretty seriously ill, and the reason why it is explained to us tjy the reason why it is explained to us by doctor edward morris of the royal couege by doctor edward morris of the royal college of obstetricians and
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gynaecologists. pregnant mums, towards the end of their pregnancy, have extra - strains on their bodies anyway, and if covid arrives and infectsl them, they are more likely- to develop complications such as pneumonia, needing ventilation or early delivery of their baby. i there was some confusion back in the spring for pregnant women about whether it was safe to go ahead and have the vaccine, maybe some of the messaging has not been as clear as it should be, but health leaders are now seeing all research on hundreds of thousands of pregnant women who have been vaccinated is that there is no evidence of any harm to the foetus or the new child.— is no evidence of any harm to the foetus or the new child. hugh, thank ou ve foetus or the new child. hugh, thank you very much- _ foetus or the new child. hugh, thank you very much. hugh _ foetus or the new child. hugh, thank you very much. hugh pym, - foetus or the new child. hugh, thank you very much. hugh pym, our- foetus or the new child. hugh, thankl you very much. hugh pym, our health editor. anyone in wales wanting to visit a bar, nightclub, or large event will from today need to prove they've had two doses of the covid vaccine or produce a negative lateral flow test. the welsh government says it hopes bringing in a covid passport will ease pressure
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on the nhs this winter. tomos morgan is in cardiff for us. you may remember it was last wednesday that this was passed in the the senedd after one tory mp was not able to log in on zoom. everyone going to a nightclub a large event will now need to show an nhs covid pass to should have been double vaccinated, also a recent negative lateral flow test. we spoke to a number of businesses in the city centre in the middle of cardiff, and the decision to implement these covid passes has been met with some scepticism and some concern by those in the industry. the night—time industry across the uk is wishing for a bumper christmas this year following 2020's second lockdown. however, in wales from today, those that will be spending the early hours clubbing will need a vaccine pass
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before entering those establishments. it is certainly an inconvenience, but nothing that we can't go around. but it won't be even close as an inconvenience as it is to be asked to close down. so if that's what we must do, that's what we will do. the vaccine passports are a good idea because it ensures a set rules of security for the community that does go on a night out. it's not fair for people who haven't had the vaccine or are too - scared to get the vaccine. there are some people out there. who don't want to get the vaccine. i was like one of the people that were super waiting to be called to have the shot of the vaccine, so i completely agree with this. the pass will show that individuals have either been double vaccinated or have had a recent lateral flow negative test, and people can be fined if they fake this information. with no app available in wales, the public must apply via the nhs website, supplying personal details and id.
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near the end of the process, you are asked to record a short video of a sequence of numbers so they can match your face to the photo id provided. 6293. autumn is also rugby season in wales, and for the first time since spring last year, the capital will be absolutely heaving once again as the country takes on the might of the southern hemisphere. and passes will also be needed for these large events, venues and concerts. 0n the 30th of october, this place will be full once again as 72,000 people come to cardiff's principality stadium to witness wales take on the all blacks. but it may be unreasonable and unsafe to have thousands queueing outside waiting to be checked, so potentially only a portion will have to provide their vaccine pass. whereas in nightclubs, everybody may be asked to produce their vaccine pass as queueing is the norm there.
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some businesses in the welsh capital have expressed concern at the lack of clarity on this issue, questioning the different approaches taken by each uk nation government. we just don't get it. we just don't get the discrepancy between england and wales. and then you are left with the situation as in, for example, with colleague businesses in newport, plenty of their customers will probably be hopping over the bridge for a good night out in bristol, come next weekend. the first minister has said that if things remain as they are, the economy and life in wales would remain as is over the winter period. however, if things do deteriorate, measures could be brought back into daily life to help relieve the pressure on the nhs — once again highlighting that the pandemic is not overjust yet. mark drakeford mark dra keford the mark drakeford the first minister has also said this lunchtime that were things to get worse over the
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winter period, there would be a consideration it to be using covid passes to access care homes and hospitals were the most vulnerable in society may be meeting those outside, but that is only of the situation deteriorates. he has also added that covid passes are not long—term, only as the pandemic is in its worst stages. long-term, only as the pandemic is in its worst stages.— in its worst stages. tomos, thank ou. travel has opened up today between the uk and dozens of long—haul destinations, including mexico and south africa. 47 countries were removed from the red list at 4.00 this morning, meaning people arriving from those locations no longer need to spend 11 nights of quarantine in a hotel. fully vaccinated people in sydney have been able to go to cafes, restaurants, hairdressers and gyms for the first time today after nearly four months of lockdown. restrictions were eased after the state of new south wales reached a 70% double dose vaccination target for over 16s. shaimaa khalil reports from sydney.
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cheering. a day so many in new south wales had been waiting for. especially those in sydney and the surrounding areas. after more than 100 days of lockdown, cafes, restaurants and bars have finally reopened. it's a massive relief, you know, to see the smiles on these guys' faces. i literally took the day off work tomorrowjust so i can stay out late tonight! yeah, finally. - couldn't wait for that. there will still be covid—19 rules in place. inside venues, social distancing and masks are mandatory. and the main feature of this reopening is that businesses will be responsible for making sure customers provide proof of vaccination. it has been a difficult 100 days, but the efforts that people have made right across the state to go out, to get vaccinated, has enabled this great day to occur.
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there are going to be challenges, we know that. i ask, again, everybody right across our state to treat everybody with kindness and respect. this is the first step out of lockdown. with new south wales reaching 70% vaccination rate. and with many restrictions eased, life is looking quite different for those who've had their double jabs. many have started their day in the gym, something they haven't been able to do for more than three months now. it's been a bit tricky to stay motivated, but coming back into the gym you've got all this equipment, you've got a trainer, so much better. looking at the rest of the world, hopefully we can stay open and do our bit! welcome! - how are you? very good, very good. good evening. thwhile others have rushed for that long awaited haircut. thank you! new south wales is the first state in australia to shift from elimination or zero covid cases strategy to reopening while ramping up vaccination numbers.
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the rest of the country will be watching to see what living with the virus looks like and how it will work. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, sydney. the time is 1:19pm. our top story this lunchtime: the soaring cost of energy — british companies call for "immediate action" from the government after warning that some factories could soon shut down. and coming up... secrets in suburban america — a married couple arrested by the fbi on suspicion of spying. coming up, andy murray recovered from a set down to beat his 18—year—old opponent, putting him through to the third round of indian wells where he will next play the olympic champion alexander zverev. prince charles has told the bbc that he can see why campaigners from groups like extinction rebellion take to the streets to demand action on climate change. but he suggested protest action such as blocking roads didn't help their cause.
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he's been speaking to our climate editor, justin rowlatt, in the garden of his home on the balmoral estate. great to see you. you made it. this was a rather empty field that the farm didn't need any more. the great thing was i managed to plant it the same year my grandson was born, the eldest, george. so i thought i'd call it prince george's wood. this is what is so interesting, coming back 50 years later, and talking here in this beautiful garden of yours, that the narrative has changed. lots of the things that you said are now mainstream... it's taken far too long. world leaders are gathering in glasgow to talk about the kind of issues that you were... yeah, but they just talk. the problem is to get action on the ground, which is what i've been trying to do for the last a0 years! what about the people who protest? what about kind of extinction rebellion? do you understand why they go out? yes, of course i do, yes. but it isn't helpful, i don't think — to do it in a way that alienates people.
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i totally understand the frustration. the difficulty is, how do you direct that frustration in a way that is more constructive, rather than destructive. the point is that people should really notice how despairing so many young are. so let me ask you this... is our government doing enough to make these things happen? i couldn't possibly comment. you've got a pretty hefty carbon footprint. yes. i mean, put it like this, it must take a lot of gas to heat a palace. yes, yes. but i have tried for a very long time to make sure the heating is done in a way that is as sustainable as possible. i've put in, you know, biomass boiler systems, and then the solar panels, i've got electric cars. it's been so difficult. one thing not everybody knows about you is you are bit of a clarkson, is it fair to say? jeremy clarkson. not really, no. a bit of a kind of petrol head. you've always enjoyed cars. no, no... no, you've enjoyed cars. well, yes, yes. but that was before we knew what the problems were particularly. my old aston martin,
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which i've had for 51 years, that runs on, can you believe this, surplus english white wine and whey from the cheese process. what would you say to people watching this in terms of diet? should they be eating less meat? the business of what we eat is important. for years, i've... i haven't eaten meat and fish on two days a week and i don't eat dairy products on one day a week. that's one way to do it. if you did that, if more did that, you would reduce a lot of the pressure on the environment and everything else. prince charles talking to our climate editor. the government has insisted that france will be paid money promised fbi agents have arrested a married couple in west virginia on suspicion of selling secrets to what the pair believed was a foreign power. data cards containing sensitive information about the designs for nuclear—powered warships
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and submarines were handed to an undercover agent. they were hidden in packets of chewing gum, and one was concealed in a peanut butter sandwich. mark lobel has more. this alleged below—the—radar attempt to reveal nuclear submarine secrets, now sunk, could have been a thriller worthy of the name a spy who fed me with a data card slipped into a peanut butter sandwich. and then a chewing gum package. and, finally, a plaster wrapper. neighbours of the detained couple who live here in this discreet neighbourhood of maryland are in disbelief. wow! he chuckles. it's pretty incredible, it's, like, out of a movie, you know? it's a quiet neighbourhood and everyone's very law—abiding, so it was a little surprising! it began in april last year, when us navy nuclear engineer jonathan toebbe offered to sell restricted data concerning the design of nuclear—powered warships to an unnamed foreign power. he wrote...
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"i apologise for this poor translation into your language. "please forward this letter to your military intelligence agency. i believe this information will be "of great value to your nation. this is not a hoax." but the fbi says one of its foreign undercover agents was passed the letter, which had a return address in pennsylvania and used encrypted e—mails to smoke the sender out. after a sweetener of $10,000 in cryptocurrency and a further diplomatic gesture to win trust, jonathan bit. the fbi says he agreed to drop off data injune at a secret location in west virginia with his wife, a humanities teacher, on the lookout. there, a data card was fed into a peanut butter sandwich, for which he received a further $20,000. then, in august, a further drop off in eastern virginia involving a chewing gum package and a $70,000 payoff. finally, the fbi pounced during a third drop off
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in west virginia on saturday. the secrets were up for sale on these nuclear—powered warships weeks after america agreed to sell similar secrets to the australians in an attempt to counter chinese influence in the asia—pacific region. but no more, as this spy, who has been dragged in from the cold, will now appear at court on tuesday. mark lobel, bbc news. this year's nobel prize in economics has been shared between three economists who used natural experiments to answer important questions for society. half of the award goes to canada's david card for his contribution to labour economics; the other half is split between america'sjoshua angrist and the dutch—american guido imbens for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships. for almost 50 years, sir paul mccartney has been blamed
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for breaking up the beatles. but in a new bbc interview, he has said the split was actually intitiated byjohn lennon. let's get more from our music correspondent, mark savage. what's sir paul been saying? well, like you say, sir paul has been shouldering the blame for breaking up bond since the 19705. firstly, he was the first person to acknowledge the break for a press release for his debut album. he said he couldn't foresee a time when he would ever work with john he couldn't foresee a time when he would ever work withjohn lennon again. —— breaking up the beatles. he sued the rest of the band to dissolve their business relationship di55olve their business relationship and since then, fan5 di55olve their business relationship and since then, fans and scholars had assumed it was sir paul who instigated the break—up of the beatles. but in a new interview for bbc radio four, he said that's not the case. i'm not the person who instigated the split. you brought the lawyers in, though, didn't you? oh, no, no, no.
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john walked into the room one day and said, "i'm leaving the beatles." and he said, "it's quite thrilling, it's rather like a divorce." and then we were left to pick up the pieces. but i didn't instigate the split. that was ourjohnny! so, sir paul went on to say in the interview thatjohn lennon wanted to spend more time with yoko ono and staging his famous peace prote5t5 staging his famous peace protests and we knowjohn mi55ed staging his famous peace protests and we knowjohn missed the last ever full recording session with the beatles in 1970 because he was on beatle5 in 1970 because he was on holiday with yoko. but the interesting thing at the end of the interview was that sir paul said if john hadn't walked away, the beatles would have continued to make albums. 0h, fascinating. mark savage, thank you so much. 0h, fascinating. mark savage, thank you so much-— a new report says periods, low confidence and being watched by other people are factors preventing about a third of girls in england enjoying sport. the youth sports trust say5 periods have become the biggest concern for girls when doing exercise at school. the charity is campaigning to give girl5 a greater say in pe in schools.
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the england footballer marcu5 ra5hford says the support he got after being targeted with raci5t abu5e following the euro 2020 final was a "special moment" for him. he suffered a torrent of abuse after missing a penalty in the final. but he told sally nugent the words of encouragement he received from fans was something he'd neverforget. cheering. there's never a time that racism is acceptable. or we should accept racism and just get on with our lives. but for, you know, probably on the biggest stage that racism has been in front of us as young players, it was nice to see so many people supporting us without us even saying anything. how did you cope with that, mentally, at the time? this might sound crazy, but the aftermath... you're not quite mentally, you know,
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tuned into it because you're still thinking about the game. and, for me, that was the case. it took me about a week or two weeks to clear my head and then i started taking note of the different types of people that have stepped up and started defending us and, you know, spreading the word that racism isn't 0k. in the aftermath of what happened, there was this outpouring of love and support for you, which was... you could see very clearly when your mural was decorated with letters and notes, which i know have been kept, what do you think, when you look at the mural? that image of the mural with all of those letters and notes posted, how does that make you feel? that was nice. it's something that, you know, you won't ever forget, really. it's hard to describe the feeling that it gives you, but i've always said and said out in public that i want to see people act as one in communities and environments and that was one big highlight for me. it was a time where everybody came together in whatever they thought
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was the right thing to do, theyjust done it and it was a special moment. and what is it like to have cristiano ronaldo back at the club? yeah, that's a... a great feeling for me as a player. as a player, but as a fan of the club, as well, i think it's always nice when, you know, a club legend finds a way back to the club. and to be playing with him, you know, back at old trafford is a terrific feeling. and, hopefully, it gives us the push that we need to start winning the5e trophies. marcu5 ra5hford talking to sally nugent. time for a look at the weather... thank you and good afternoon. mother nature has been kind at the moment. the weather really is not bad at all and there. a fair bit of cloud around and we will be stuck with the cloud for the next few days but some 5un5hine too, not like it everywhere and the far north of the country has
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