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hello, you're watching bbc news. i'm rich preston. our top stories: the film director injured in a fatal shooting on the set of an alec baldwin film says he's "gutted" by the death of his colleague. police in new mexico are continuing their investigation. italy's former interior minister, matteo salvini, goes on trial, charged with kidnapping after refusing to allow a migrant rescue boat to dock two years ago. covid infections in the uk rise as a prominent government adviser says he's fearful of another "lockdown christmas." riot police block the paths of a new caravan of migrants — around 6,000 people are hoping to get to mexico city and then on to the united states.
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and the environmental activist greta thunberg talks to the bbc about where she thinks world leaders are failing on tackling climate change. instead of trying to find solutions, real solutions that would actually lead somewhere, that would lead to fundamental change, they'd seem to fend —— they seem to spend their time trying to come up with loopholes. the film director injured in a fatal shooting on the set of alec baldwin's new movie, has spoken out for the first time. in a statement, joel souza says he is "gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague" — the cinematographer halyna hutchins. ms hutchins was killed and mr souza wounded when a prop gun with a live round was fired by the actor
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alec baldwin. investigations are ongoing, as court documents suggest the actor was told the gun was safe, moments before the shooting. with more, here's our north america correspondent, sophie long. "we miss you." the simple words of a husband and a son whose lives have been changed forever. emergency services: santa fe ems. what's your emergency? in this audio released by the emergency services, you can hear the script supervisor calling for help, describing what happened just moments before. two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun. we need help immediately. we now know that when alec baldwin was handed the weapon, he was told it was safe. what's called a cold gun. yet the shot, or shots, it released killed cinematographer halyna hutchins and seriously injured directorjoel souza. the person responsible for the safety of all weapons used on the rust set was 24—year—old hannah gutierrez—reed. as the daughter of a legendary hollywood armourer, she had
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been around guns all her life but, just a month ago, she spoke of her lack of experience in the job. by all means, i'm still learning, but, yeah, dad has taught me everything. i think loading blanks was like the scariest thing to me, because i was like, "oh, i don't know anything about it." there've been unconfirmed reports of complaints about safety standards on the set and that a number of crew walked out hours before the shooting happened. at this stage in the investigation, we don't know if hannah gutierrez—reed was among those who remained. halyna hutchins honed her craft here. one of her teachers said she had a unique perspective of the world. as herfriends, family and industry grieve and search for answers, a candlelit vigil will be held near the film set where she lost her life doing what she loved. sophie long, bbc news, los angeles.
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we can now speak to firearms expert clark aposhian who has extensive experience working as a weapons handler on hollywood productions. what is the latest that you are hearing about what happened? (audio breaks up). it was handed to the actor, alec baldwin, and he fired it. it is a breakdown of at least three things. no live ammunition on the set and pointing a firearm at a person, still not allowed on a set even during the filming. an finger on the trigger when it shouldn't have been. ., ., . ., been. you touched on it there. what are _ been. you touched on it there. what are the — been. you touched on it there. what are the normal— been. you touched on it there. what are the normal working l what are the normal working practices around guns onset and what are your thoughts about what are your thoughts about what appears to have gone wrong here? ~ , ., ., what appears to have gone wrong here? ~ ., ., , here? when you are actually usin: here? when you are actually using an _ here? when you are actually using an actual— here? when you are actually using an actual firearm - here? when you are actually using an actual firearm to i here? when you are actuallyl using an actual firearm to fire blanks with, there is absolutely no live ammunition allowed on the premises, on the set in any way whatsoever. secondarily, the firearm handler, weapon handler or the camera is to keep the eyes on that weapon and have can ——
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complete control. it goes directly from the armourer only after having injected and inspected it and on a single action revolver, a i9th—century firearm like this, the inspection of that weapon is critical because you have six chambers that you have to individually, one at a time, look at. i5 individually, one at a time, look at. , ., look at. is there ever a need to have live _ look at. is there ever a need to have live ammunition - look at. is there ever a need to have live ammunition in l look at. is there ever a need to have live ammunition in aj to have live ammunition in a gun on a movie set?- to have live ammunition in a gun on a movie set? know, there is not. gun on a movie set? know, there is not- why _ gun on a movie set? know, there is not. why might _ gun on a movie set? know, there is not. why might there - gun on a movie set? know, there is not. why might there have - is not. why might there have been a live — is not. why might there have been a live round _ is not. why might there have been a live round -- - is not. why might there have been a live round -- no. - is not. why might there have been a live round -- no. i. is not. why might there have| been a live round -- no. i had heard anecdotally _ been a live round -- no. i had heard anecdotally that - been a live round -- no. i had heard anecdotally that they i been a live round -- no. i had l heard anecdotally that they may have been test firing the firearm, and we have done that before but not on the set was not we go to a separate range and do all the safety protocols and do all the safety protocols and make sure no live ammo will come back and that is just to help the actor familiarise themselves with the sound of themselves with the sound of the gun and all that sort of thing. but there is absolutely no reason, and i'm still trying
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to figure out how that happened. to figure out how that happened-— to figure out how that ha ened. , , . ., happened. guns and other weapons _ happened. guns and other weapons appear _ happened. guns and other weapons appear on - happened. guns and other weapons appear on movie| happened. guns and other- weapons appear on movie sets, tv sets and on theatre stages all the time. we rarely hear of accidents and yet this has happened. are there additional safety measures that will need to be introduced? is this being looked at? does the movie and entertainment industry need to make changes to prevent this happening again? the make changes to prevent this happening again?— happening again? the movie industry. _ happening again? the movie industry. the _ happening again? the movie industry, the entertainmentl industry, the entertainment industry, the entertainment industry, has done a greatjob vast majority of the weapons you see in films and tv shows and that are not actual weapons, they are not guns. they are specifically designed to fire (audio breaks up) -- a special kind of a blanket that will not accept a live around or they are just proper guns with moving parts, not actual firearms and they add the blast and the smoke in postproduction afterwards. 0n lower budget films you'll still see some actual firearms with blanks being used. i think with this and i think the trend has been
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to move away and go to more computer—generated interfaces. ok, computer—generated interfaces. 0k, we will leave it there. thank you forjoining us and sharing your insights with us. appreciated. italy's former interior minister and right—wing leader, matteo salvini, has gone on trial in sicily. he's charged with holding migrants at sea in 2019. he denies accusations of kidnapping and dereliction of duty, after a boat carrying 147 people was refused permission to dock on the island of lampedusa for nearly three weeks. a number of other ex—government ministers as well as hollywood actor richard gere are expected to give evidence. mark lowen reports. in august 2019, a spanish ngo boat rescued 147 migrants rising from north africa to europe and asked to dock in the southern italian island of lampedusa. the hard—line anti— migrant matteo salvini was then interior minister and deputy prime minister and his
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trademark policy was to close ports to migrant rescue boats. for almost three weeks, they were kept on board in boiling heat and terrible conditions stop prosecutors say that amounted to kidnapping and deprivation of their rights. mr matteo salvini said that decision was taken by the whole government and claims he was defending italy. the actor richard gere who was on holiday in italy at the time and travel to sicily to deliver supplies to sicily to deliver supplies to the migrants has agreed to testify at the trial. i to the migrants has agreed to testify at the trial.— testify at the trial. i grew up a christian, _ testify at the trial. i grew up a christian, i'm _ testify at the trial. i grew up a christian, i'm a _ testify at the trial. i grew up a christian, i'm a buddhist. a christian, i'm a buddhist now, but i can't imaginejesus christ would be happy with the law that says it is illegal to help people. it makes no sense to me, it is completely crazy. i'm ashamed for all of this planet that it is illegal to help people. if convicted, matteo salvini _ help people. if convicted, matteo salvini could - help people. if convicted, matteo salvini could face | help people. if convicted, i matteo salvini could face up help people. if convicted, - matteo salvini could face up to 15 years in prison. he has tried to make political capital out of the trial to bring the
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issue of migration, key to his support base, pack into focus as it has receded from public debate. "i will go to trial with my head held high", he tweeted when proceedings began, adding, "italy first". mark lowen, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news. in west africa, security forces in nigeria are hunting for hundreds of inmates who escaped from a jail in 0yo state. heavily—armed men stormed the prison after blasting the walls with dynamite. over 800 prisoners were reported to have escaped, but some have already been recaptured. the russian energy giant, gazprom, says it'll suspend exports to moldova unless it pays a $700 million debt, and signs a new supply contract by december. gazprom has reduced supplies by a third to the former soviet state, which relies entirely on russia for its gas. earlier this week, moldova was forced to introduce a state of emergency due a shortage of gas.
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china has announced it will pilot a new property tax as authorities try to control the largest housing market in the world. state media say the long proposed measure would initially last five years and apply to residential and commercial property in selected urban areas. the tax is considered a way to control prices, which have increased more than 2000% since the communist government privatised housing in the 19 90s. hungary's right wing prime minister, viktor 0rban, has told a rally of his supporters to defend what he called his achievements at next year's parliamentary elections, at an event marking the 65th anniversary of the hungarian uprising. he equated hungary's liberal opposition with the soviet troops who crushed the revolt. at the other end of the long boulevard running through budapest, the leader of the newly—unified opposition, peter marki—zay, addressed a rally of his own supporters. the former us president, barack 0bama, has said america is at a turning point and has to reject the �*politics of meanness, conflict and cynicism'.
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he made his remarks at a rally for the democrat candidate for virginia state governor, in a rare appearance on the campaign trail. turkey's president is withdrawing the diplomatic status of ten foreign ambassadors — after they called for the release of a philanthropist, 0sman kavala. president recep tayip erdogan said the ten ambassadors would be declared persona non grata, normally the first step in expelling a diplomat. they include ambassadors from turkey's nato allies — the united states and france. it comes days after the turkish foreign ministry summoned the ten, for what it described as an "irresponsible" statement in which they had called for a just and speedy resolution to the case of 0sman kavala. ece goksedef from the bbc�*s turkish service is following the story. about three of these countries are nato allies and germany is one of the biggest partners of turkey. i have spoken to
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turkish officials and they told me they don't know when the process should start because turkish foreign minister is in korea right now. so i guess we have to wait until the morning and see what happens. so far there is an official order that was sent to the ministry and this is a very bold move, operably focusing on domestic politics but we will see in the coming days if they will literally put that order into effect. and if they will, they will probably see a retaliation from all those countries. he is a businessman and philanthropist who has contact with investors and he has been in prison since 2017 charged with financing protest against the government in the failed coup of 2016 and he denies all charges. erdogan's government claims that all these protests against the government, and in his words terror attacks from these groups, are linked to each other. and commended by
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one umbrella group and had one claims that he is involved with that group of foreign people. ece goksedef from the bbc�*s turkish world service. a prominent adviser to the british government on covid—19, is urging the public to do everything possible, to reduce transmission of the virus. professor peter 0penshaw says infection and death rates are "unacceptable," and he's very fearful there could be another "lockdown christmas." the government maintains there's no need for stricter covid measures in england, and is encouraging all those who are eligible, to get their vaccine boosters. with the latest, here's yunus mulla. as covid infection rates continue to rise sharply in england and wales, and remain high across the uk, at the heart of the government's plans to deal with covid this winter is getting people vaccinated. at this clinic on the wirral in merseyside, rising infections is a concern, for people like rachel, who has just lost a family member to the virus. i lost my son—in—law last sunday because he didn't
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have the vaccines. and his life support was turned off last sunday. so it's important that everybody, everybody, gets the first, second and maybe the booster. here, they're also trying to persuade some of the five million people across the uk who haven't come forward for theirfirstjab. we have not vaccinated 15 to 20% of the population. i think that poses a significant risk. although the government focus remains on vaccinations to deal with this pandemic, ministers are under pressure, with growing calls to go further and act sooner, rather than later, in introducing extra measures. 0ne prominent government adviser has urged people to do what they can to reduce transmission of the virus. do everything possible in your control to try to reduce transmission. don't wait for the government to change policy.
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the sooner we all act, the sooner we can get this transmission rate down and the greater the prospect of having a christmas with our families. relying on vaccinations may not be enough. average daily hospital admissions in england of people with covid—19 have climbed to their highest level for nearly eight months. combined with the usual winter pressures such as flu, calls for government action may be difficult to ignore. yunus mulla, bbc news, wirral. you are watching bbc news, the headlines: the film director injured in a fatal shooting on the set of an alec baldwin film says he is "gutted" by the death of his colleague. police in new mexico are continuing their investigation. italy's former interior minister, matteo salvini, goes on trial, charged with kidnapping — after refusing to allow a migrant rescue boat, to dock two years ago. in southeast asia, home to 600 million people, there is a growing awareness
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and calls for action on climate change — but less confidence that governments are doing enough to make a difference. the issues will of course get debated at the november cop26 meetings in glasgow. i'm joined now by researcher sharon li—lian seah, who has completed a second annual survey on public views on climate change in the region. good in the region. to see you and thank you for good to see you and thank you for being with us. what are the attitudes like towards climate change in southeast asia? the revailin: change in southeast asia? tue: prevailing attitude change in southeast asia? tta: prevailing attitude is change in southeast asia? tt2 prevailing attitude is that it is definitely a concern but governments are not paying enough attention. the governments are not paying enough attention.— enough attention. the 1.5 degrees _ enough attention. the 1.5 degrees target _ enough attention. the 1.5 degrees target was - enough attention. the 1.5 degrees target was set i enough attention. the 1.5 degrees target was set in j enough attention. the 1.5 - degrees target was set in paris in 2015. do people feel that the powers that be are doing enough? what more do they think could you don? t enough? what more do they think could you don?— could you don? i think that one thing people — could you don? i think that one thing people do _ could you don? i think that one thing people do agree - could you don? i think that one thing people do agree upon - could you don? i think that one thing people do agree upon is i thing people do agree upon is cutting reliance on coal and the united nations secretary
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general has called for no new coal. 0f general has called for no new coal. of these two countries in southeast asia, the biggest users of coal, indonesia and vietnam. i think the results of the survey tell us that more than 70% say they want to have, to see a cut in the use of coal. ~ ., ., to see a cut in the use of coal. . . . to see a cut in the use of coal. ~ . ., ., coal. what are some of the im acts coal. what are some of the impacts of— coal. what are some of the impacts of climate - coal. what are some of the impacts of climate change | coal. what are some of the - impacts of climate change that you specifically see in southeast asia? definitely . reater southeast asia? definitely greater intensity - southeast asia? definitely greater intensity and - southeast asia? definitely greater intensity and the l greater intensity and the strength of typhoons, greater rainfall and greater frequency as well and, soon enough, we will be seeing in terms of inundation of the lower delta lands in the mekong and rising sea levels and global temperature rises, which everyone is experiencing across the world. the report tells us that there is no habitable region in the world that has not experienced climate change. many of these countries are listed as developing countries too. do they feel that the
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developed world and western governments are doing enough to support their nations in the climate goals?— support their nations in the climate goals? definitely not. i think climate goals? definitely not. i think they — climate goals? definitely not. i think they are _ climate goals? definitely not. i think they are looking - i think they are looking forward to the 100 billion committed back in 2015 to be realised at this coming meeting. you must realise that these countries are very poor in adaptive capacities so they do need extra help to help them transform and push towards a message of transformational change in the way they use energy as well. so that windowdressing you see in terms of adult thing limits and so on, that is not enough. we need to build the infrastructure and help them move to a low carbon economy. help them move to a low carbon econom . help them move to a low carbon economy-— help them move to a low carbon econom . ~ , ._ economy. crp 26 gets under way and 'ust a economy. crp 26 gets under way and just a week's _ economy. crp 26 gets under way and just a week's time. _ economy. crp 26 gets under way and just a week's time. what - and just a week's time. what else will south—east asian nations be looking at getting out of these meetings in glasgow? t out of these meetings in glasgow?— out of these meetings in glasgow? i think they are lookin: glasgow? i think they are looking for _ glasgow? i think they are looking for greater - glasgow? i think they are looking for greater clarity j looking for greater clarity especially on article six which is the part of the rulebook
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that allows countries to get a carbon mechanism. most of the countries in southeast asia have indicated in their nationally determined contribution that they will use a form of trade to help them achieve their targets.- achieve their targets. thank ou for achieve their targets. thank you for making _ achieve their targets. thank you for making the - achieve their targets. thank you for making the time - achieve their targets. thank you for making the time for| achieve their targets. thank i you for making the time for us. meanwhile — ahead of next week's crucial climate summit in glasgow, the environmental activist, greta thunberg, has called for honesty from world leaders, about where they're falling down on combatting climate change. her comments come as saudi arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, says it's aiming to reach net—zero carbon emissions, by 2060. greta thunberg, has been speaking to our science correspondent, rebecca morelle. it was a video that went viral — greta thunberg's surprise performance of rick astley�*s �*80s hit. it was to launch the climate live concerts ahead of the un climate talks in glasgow. # we're no strangers to love...
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so what does greta want to tell politicians at cop26? be honest about where you are, how you have been failing, how you are still failing us, how they spend their time. instead of trying to find solutions, they seem to spend their time trying to come up with loopholes. greta thunberg says the climate meetings are all talk but no action. this was her last month... there is no planet b, there is no planet blah. blah blah blah, blah blah blah! you've accused politicians of just saying "blah blah blah" — aren't you just saying "blah blah blah" ? yeah. but that's the role of an activist, to organise marches, to have speeches, to organise events. it's not ourjob to be politicians. what's it like being the face of climate activism? i don't think people would recognise me in private if they met me. i appear very angry in the media,
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but i'm not, i'm too silly in private. so will she ever stop campaigning? after the cop, i don't know — i will go home, go back to school. and of course you can't say this is the point where i will stop being an activist. it's not black and white like that. greta will be busy for a while yet, as she prepares to head to glasgow in the coming days. rebecca morelle, bbc news. colombia's most wanted drug trafficker and leader of the country's largest gang, antonio usuga, has been captured. the 50—year—old boss of the clan del golfo — who's also known as �*0toniel�* — was arrested in a joint operation by the army, airforce and police. the us government has had a $5 million bounty on his head. washington accuses him of exporting tons of cocaine into the united states. a new caravan of some
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6000 migrants, mostly from central america, has set off from the southern mexican city of tapachula for the united states. the group is made up primarily of people from haiti, el salvador, guatemala and honduras. theirfirst destination is mexico city, more than a thousand kilometres — 650 miles — away. isaac guzman is a photojournalist based in the state of chiapas which is where this caravan departed from. good to see you. what do we know about this caravan? thank ou for know about this caravan? thank you for having _ know about this caravan? thank you for having me. _ know about this caravan? thank you for having me. this - know about this caravan? thank you for having me. this caravan| you for having me. this caravan thatjust you for having me. this caravan that just departed you for having me. this caravan thatjust departed today in the morning at 7am in the morning from the city, the main interest of the people that is taking part with this caravan is to arrive in mexico city to have their papers that they have their papers that they
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have not had for almost a year or two years almost, some people just surviving now, or two years almost, some peoplejust surviving now, they have not had any solution in mexico so they are going to mexico so they are going to mexico city in this caravan to find a way to be in mexico. what protections are they offered while in mexico? people decided to just _ offered while in mexico? people decided to just leave _ offered while in mexico? people decided to just leave the - offered while in mexico? people decided to just leave the city - decided to just leave the city because it is already a city with thousands of migrants and they cannot find anyjobs there. and chiapas is the second stayed in mexico that has a lack ofjobs and opportunities. that is the idea, that people are just leaving this condition that they are experiencing now in they are experiencing now in the south of mexico.- they are experiencing now in the south of mexico. they are headin: the south of mexico. they are heading towards _ the south of mexico. they are heading towards mexico - the south of mexico. they are heading towards mexico city i the south of mexico. they are i heading towards mexico city and then towards the united states.
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what is theirjourney like as they travel through mexico? the; they travel through mexico? as man they travel through mexico? sis many people they travel through mexico? is many people know, mexico, because they have policies they are implementing since 2018, people decide in some way to make a route by themselves and sometimes it gets dangerous because of people they engage with, the who kidnap people so they travel to mexico city in a caravan is a proposalfor everyone to be safe, and better than just going everyone to be safe, and better thanjust going in everyone to be safe, and better than just going in a few groups. so the idea of the caravan is to be safe together because, as you may know, in mexico there is a lot of violence and since 2018, for the migrants. so that is the idea. this caravan is away to
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be safe in the country. fight! be safe in the country. and what is the _ be safe in the country. and what is the current - be safe in the country. and what is the current situation on the us mexico border? in what is the current situation on the us mexico border? in the beauinnin on the us mexico border? in the beginning of— on the us mexico border? in the beginning of september - on the us mexico border? in the beginning of september we - on the us mexico border? in the beginning of september we saw| beginning of september we saw that the us was overwhelmed with asylum seekers so in a treaty that the us and mexico government are working on, it is to not accept any more asylum seekers and just try to deport them. at the beginning of september we experienced here in chiapas some flights full of different nationalities, mainly from central america, arriving in chiapas and from here they were deported to their real starting point. deported to their real starting oint. ~ ., ., ., point. we will have to leave it there, point. we will have to leave it there. we _ point. we will have to leave it there, we are _ point. we will have to leave it there, we are running - point. we will have to leave it there, we are running out - point. we will have to leave it there, we are running out of i there, we are running out of time but thank you for being with us. much appreciated.
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you can reach me on twitter — i'm @richpreston hello. saturday was a pretty cloudy day across the board. temperatures were edging up and part two of the weekend it looks a little bit milder. we will also have some chain around which will make it feel mild too. but there will be some shower bursts of rain all courtesy of this weather front which is bringing a very wet night to parts of northern ireland and western scotland. sunday morning this weather front will be slowly weakening as it continues to journey its way eastwards across the rest of scotland and for england and wales. lying across western england and will across the morning you'll notice it will become more fragmented with showery bursts of rain edging their way across the rest of england and wales through the day. not reaching the southeast
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until evening time so staying dry here with some glimmers of brightness. elsewhere sunshine show was heavily rumbling thunder in ireland and western scotland. it's going to be another blustery day right across the board. windiest for southern and western coast could see up to maybe 40mph in exposure. it's going to be milder probably milder than saturday with top temperatures in the brighter spots reaching around 16 celsius. through sunday night it stays blustery. there'll be clear spells and showers, most of the showers will be affecting more northern and western areas, the odd heavy one again in eastern areas which will tend to stay dry with just a few showers getting through there. another mild night to come for england and wales with a perhaps something a little bit fresher for northern ireland and scotland. here's the pressure chart then for monday, low pressure to the north of the uk, westerly winds cover these weather fronts accentuated showers with sunny spells for tuesday at more significant
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area of low pressure affects the north of the uk further south, closer to an area of high pressure it should be drier and a little bit brighter. this is the picture for monday, a lot of sunshine around, many places to stay dry altogether but we will have showers around. most of the southern and western areas, some of them on the heavy side. another mild day to come across england and wales, the mid—teens again, something a bit cooler and fresher for scotland and northern ireland here. around ten to 12 degrees with that as we through the week, it stays mild very milder across southern areas but southern areas
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the headlines: the police in new mexico are continuing to investigate a fatal shooting on the set of an alec baldwin movie. the film's director, who was injured in the incident, has said he is gutted by the loss of his friend and colleague, the cinematographer halyna hutchins. italy's former interior minister, matteo salvini, has gone on trial in sicily over his refusal to let a migrant boat dock in august, 2019. he denies charges of kidnapping and dereliction of duty. mr salvini had closed italian ports to rescue boats accusing humanitarian groups of encouraging people smuggling. a prominent adviser to the british government on covid—19, is urging the public to do everything possible, to reduce transmission of the virus — as coronavirus infections are continuing to rise. ministers say there's no need for stricter measures in england, at the moment. the chancellor, rishi sunak, is promising to spend almost seven billion pounds improving transport outside london,
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