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this is bbc news, the headlines. former conservative prime minister john major accuses borisjohnson�*s john major accuses boris johnson's government john major accuses borisjohnson�*s government of acting in a shameful manner over the owen paterson row. i think the way the government handled that was shameful and wrong and unworthy of this or indeed any government. in unworthy of this or indeed any government-— unworthy of this or indeed any covernment. ,. , , government. in the past few minutes it has been confirmed _ government. in the past few minutes it has been confirmed that _ government. in the past few minutes it has been confirmed that the - it has been confirmed that the musician astro from the band ub40 has died after a short illness. the rapper trevor scott says he is devastated by the deaths of eight people at a texas festival where he was performing. the mayor of houston says the tragedy is being investigated thoroughly. to says the tragedy is being investigated thoroughly. to try to net a investigated thoroughly. to try to get a much _ investigated thoroughly. to try to
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get a much better— investigated thoroughly. to try to get a much better understandingl investigated thoroughly. to try to i get a much better understanding of what went wrong, where weather missteps. in what went wrong, where weather misste s. . ., ., missteps. in half an hour, we will have an in-depth _ missteps. in half an hour, we will have an in-depth look— missteps. in half an hour, we will have an in-depth look at - missteps. in half an hour, we will have an in-depth look at the - missteps. in half an hour, we will. have an in-depth look at the papers have an in—depth look at the papers with our reviews, and the political editor of the sunday mirror and people, nigel nelson. good evening. the former conservative prime minister sirjohn major has strongly criticised the government, saying its attempt this week to overturn the suspension of a conservative mp, who had beenjudged to have broken lobbying rules was shameful and wrong. he said the government's actions fitted a pattern of behaviour that didn't belong in the conservative party. it seems to me as a lifelong conservative that much of what they
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are doing is very un—conservative in its behaviour. there are many strands to this that go way beyond the standards committee imbroglio of the standards committee imbroglio of the last few days. there is a general with of "we are the masters now" about their behaviour. it has to stop and it had to stop soon. we will have more on this story with clive myrie in just a will have more on this story with clive myrie injust a moment will have more on this story with clive myrie in just a moment when we arejoined by viewers clive myrie in just a moment when we are joined by viewers on clive myrie in just a moment when we arejoined by viewers on bbc clive myrie in just a moment when we are joined by viewers on bbc one. let's hearfrom former are joined by viewers on bbc one. let's hear from former conservative minister david gauke, who has been speaking to mike corley, lukwesa burak. ., ., ., , , burak. for the government to step in the wa of burak. for the government to step in the way of the _ burak. for the government to step in the way of the house _ burak. for the government to step in the way of the house of _ burak. for the government to step in the way of the house of commons i the way of the house of commons disciplinary processes, to inform a whip, _ disciplinary processes, to inform a whip, in _ disciplinary processes, to inform a whip, in other words, disciplinary processes, to inform a whip, in otherwords, order conservative mps to vote a particular way on matters which are normally _ particular way on matters which are normally left to the individual position— normally left to the individual position of members of parliament. and, position of members of parliament. and. to _ position of members of parliament. and. to try— position of members of parliament. and, to try to stand on their way of that process — and, to try to stand on their way of that process is, i think, cannot be defended~ — that process is, i think, cannot be defended. john major was right to
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criticise _ defended. john major was right to criticise that and to say that this behaviour— criticise that and to say that this behaviour is not entirely novel or original— behaviour is not entirely novel or original for— behaviour is not entirely novel or original for this government. there have been— original for this government. there have been a — original for this government. there have been a number of occasions where _ have been a number of occasions where the — have been a number of occasions where the government has behaved badly irr— where the government has behaved badly in seeking to remove checks and balances. that does not do anything — and balances. that does not do anything for the uk system of government. it does not do anything for our— government. it does not do anything for our international reputation. and i_ for our international reputation. and i think _ for our international reputation. and i think it is dangerous for us, if this— and i think it is dangerous for us, if this goes. — and i think it is dangerous for us, if this goes, if you like, unpunished, if the public are prepared _ unpunished, if the public are prepared tojust shrug their shoulders and i think it is important that conservative mps in particular— important that conservative mps in particular make it clear to the prime — particular make it clear to the prime minister, and to the government whips, that they will not tolerate _ government whips, that they will not tolerate anything similar in future. if tolerate anything similar in future. if you _ tolerate anything similar in future. if you were — tolerate anything similar in future. if you were in that position, you just said it should not go unpunished, what would you expect to happen? what would you be asking for? if happen? what would you be asking for? iii happen? what would you be asking for? , ., ., , ., for? if i were still a conservative mp i for? if i were still a conservative mp i would _ for? if i were still a conservative mp i would certainly _ for? if i were still a conservative mp i would certainly be - for? if i were still a conservative mp i would certainly be making l for? if i were still a conservative | mp i would certainly be making it very clear — mp i would certainly be making it very clear that any attempt to
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intervene _ very clear that any attempt to intervene in the business of this sort would — intervene in the business of this sort would not have my support. i think— sort would not have my support. i think that — sort would not have my support. i think that the prime minister should be aware _ think that the prime minister should be aware that there is significant disquiet. — be aware that there is significant disquiet. i— be aware that there is significant disquiet, i know, amongst my former colleagues _ disquiet, i know, amongst my former colleagues as to what happened this weeic _ colleagues as to what happened this weeic i_ colleagues as to what happened this weeic i am — colleagues as to what happened this week. i am conscious there is a lot of debate — week. i am conscious there is a lot of debate about the position of the chief whip and the leader of the house _ chief whip and the leader of the house of— chief whip and the leader of the house of commons. but these are decisions — house of commons. but these are decisions that are made by the leader— decisions that are made by the leader of— decisions that are made by the leader of the party, by the prime minister. — leader of the party, by the prime minister, by borisjohnson, and i think— minister, by borisjohnson, and i think conservative mps need to be very clear— think conservative mps need to be very clear here that this type of behaviour. _ very clear here that this type of behaviour, undermining checks and balances. _ behaviour, undermining checks and balances, failing to abide by the highest — balances, failing to abide by the highest standards of integrity, it is not _ highest standards of integrity, it is not something that the country should _ is not something that the country should he — is not something that the country should be willing to tolerate.
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there's a scathing attack from sirjohn major on boris johnson's government. he says it's un—conservative. the former prime minister claims no 10's recent behaviour is trashing the reputation of parliament. at least 99 people die when an oil
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tanker explodes in sierra leone. the rapper, travis scott, says he's devastated, after eight people die at a crush at his music festival in texas. and england qualify for the semi—finals of the men's t20 world cup despite defeat to south africa. good evening. the former conservative prime minister, sirjohn major, has strongly criticised the government, describing its attempt this week to overturn the suspension of a conservative mp who'd beenjudged to have broken lobbying rules, as "shameful and wrong." sirjohn said its actions were "unworthy of this or any government," and fitted a pattern of behaviour that he believed was "un—conservative."
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with more, here's our political correspondent, chris mason. very few are granted the privilege of living here, and so the verdict of those that have on the man who now does, matter. particularly when they are in the same party. and even more so when a former tory prime minister brands the current tory prime minister's government as perhaps politically corrupt. it seems to me, as a lifelong conservative, that much of what they are doing is very un—conservative in its behaviour. there are many strands to this that go way beyond the standards committee imbroglio of the last few days. there is a general whiff of, "we are the masters now" about their behaviour. he's referring to the former cabinet minister owen paterson, who's now resigned as an mp. he was facing a 30 days commons suspension and the possibility of a by—election for breaking rules around the work he did
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for private companies, alongside being an mp. but the government tried to block or delay that. until, at least, it changed its mind. i think the way the government handled that was shameful and wrong and unworthy of this or indeed any government. it also had the effect of trashing the reputation of parliament. if there is one man who knows a thing or two about how damaging sleaze can be to a government, it would be sirjohn major. it came, at least in part, to define his time in office. and we should remember, sirjohn is no fan of borisjohnson, and hasn't been for some time — he didn't vote for him to become conservative leader. it is though, nonetheless, quite something to hear a critique as wide and as deep from a former tory prime minister. parliament cannot be the play thing of any prime minister or indeed any government. this government has done a number of things that concern me deeply. they have broken the law,
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i have in mind the illegal prorogation of parliament, which i went to the supreme court. they have broken treaties, i have in mind the northern ireland protocol. they have broken their word on many occasions, the one that i find most odious was the cut in overseas aid. so if you are in the government now, what on earth do you say in response to all of this and what's happened in the last few days involving owen paterson? i accept, with hindsight, and the government has already made this clear, that with hindsight it was a mistakes to try to bring that through on the timing that we did, but it doesn't mean it wasn't the right thing to try to do. i completely disagree withjohn major, i disagree with him on quite a few issues, but in particular on this one. this has been a bumpy few days for the government, entirely of its own making, as critics within the conservative party and beyond ask sharp questions about the prime minister's judgement. chris mason, bbc news, at westminster.
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at least 99 people have died, and more than 100 others have been injured, after an oil tanker exploded in sierra leone. the truck was in collision with a lorry at a busyjunction in the capital freetown. umara fofana has the very latest. the blast happened in eastern freetown after a truck rammed into a petrol tanker. people rushed to collect the leaking fuel, causing a heavy trafficjam, according to eyewitness accounts. there was a vast explosion, leaving fireballs spreading through the crowds. vehicles in the traffic jam were set alight. hospitals in freetown are overwhelmed with injured people, many in critical condition. most of the dead have been taken to the central mortuary. we started transporting bodies from 11 until four o'clock. the last set of bodies, i had to convey them with some soldiers to the morgue, for us to get a total headcount.
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just outside here are anxious relatives who have been asked to come and identify their loved ones. obviously, some of the bodies are beyond recognition, so that's going to be very tricky for them to do, but also a very emotional scene here. some of them have moved from hospital to hospital, trying to see if their loved ones are actually either admitted or, infact, dead. on behalf of the president, the government and the entire people of sierra leone, we sympathise... the country's vice president called the incident a national disaster. police, soldiers and firefighters have worked through the night to clear the scene. rescuers expect the death toll to mount. umara fofana, bbc news, freetown. the government's latest coronavirus figures for the uk show there were 30,693 new infections recorded, in the latest 24—hour period. that means, on average, 36,463 new cases were reported every day in the last week. just over 9,000 people were in
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hospital with covid as of thursday. there were 155 deaths, that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive test, which takes the average number of deaths over the past seven days to 169. more than 9.6 million people have received their boosterjab, this includes third doses for those with certain health conditions. a fourth person has died from the group of paddleboarders who got into difficulty on a river in pembrokeshire last week. andrea powell, who was ai, had been in a critical condition in hospital. today, surfers at aberavon beach paid tribute, to one of the other paddleboarders who died. police say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter and has been released pending inquiries. the rapper travis scott says he's devastated after eight people died in a crush at the opening night of his music festival in texas. the youngest victim
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was ia years old. police in houston say panic broke out after the crowd began to surge towards the front of the stage at scott's astroworld event. the festival has now been called off. nomia iqbal�*s report contains flashing images. after the pandemic kept people away last year, fans turned up for the festival in texas in their thousands. but on the first night of the two day event, something went wrong. it's not clear what set the crowd in motion. the injured were given medical help, while the music continued, many not realising what happened. the performance was eventually stopped, as a mass casualty incident was declared. the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, ok, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some
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injuries, people began to fall out, become unconscious. seven of those who died were between seven and 30. ii seven of those who died were between seven and 30. 11 people were in cardiac arrest. i seven and 30. 11 people were in cardiac arrest.— cardiac arrest. i think that all of us need to _ cardiac arrest. i think that all of us need to be _ cardiac arrest. i think that all of us need to be respectful- cardiac arrest. i think that all of us need to be respectful of- cardiac arrest. i think that all of. us need to be respectful of those involved. ., . ., ., involved. police are looking into allegations _ involved. police are looking into allegations of _ involved. police are looking into allegations of drug _ involved. police are looking into allegations of drug misuse. - involved. police are looking into| allegations of drug misuse. they involved. police are looking into - allegations of drug misuse. they say it is now a criminal investigation. it was like a ripple effect, one person pushed and they went forward, and it was going every other way.
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astroworld is a festival founded by travis scott, who is from houston. he is the partner of kyliejenner. one of the world's highest paid social media influencers. in a statement, travis scott said he is absolutely devastated about what has happened, and said he is committed to working with officials to find out what went wrong. nomia iqbal, bbc news, north america. marches have been taking place in more than 200 cities around the world for what's billed as a global day of action for climate justice. tens of thousands of people took to the streets of glasgow as part of the event, where the cop26 climate talks are on—going. with more, here's our scotland correspondent, lorna gordon. even the driving rain couldn't keep them away. this, the biggest protest march through glasgow during cop. some had travelled just a short distance to get here, others were from the sharp end
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of the changing climate. i come from the philippines, and i am an indigenous person from the mountains. this is personally important to me because climate change is killing my people. if the climate summit has so far focused on the decisions made by world leaders and their teams gathered here in glasgow, today is about the people, the thousands gathered, calling for change. discussions inside cop today focusing on nature. tough topics loom large for the days ahead. i don't have many expectations for the official cop conference but hopefully all this, people getting together, will put some pressure on the decision—makers. whatever we can do, we want to contribute. i want to be on the right side - of history and i think that one day we will look back at this| and hopefully feel proud of ourselves that we are here. i don't know where we will be in ten years, in 20 years, so i'm out here, so is my mum, my gran, my grandad,
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everybody�*s out here. i don't believe it until i see any results. there is no law binding commitments so we willjust have to see it. the afternoon was mostly peaceful, but there were a small number of arrests, including this group of scientists blocking a bridge. organisers of today's events say there were over 300 climate demonstrations worldwide, from the streets of london... ..to here in amsterdam... ..to sydney in australia. we just want to ask you, - from our heart, for your support. and people from around the world calling for action from those in charge... i know it's a big deal, to get together the 186 countries, to say, yes, that is what we are going to do. i wish that we can do that, that it happens here.
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those marching here today will be hoping for positive news during the final week of talks, that it's not too late to deliver the substantial change they want. lorna gordon, bbc news, glasgow. now, with all the day's sport, here's karthi gnanasegaram, at the bbc sport centre. good evening. england's cricketers have qualified for the semi finals of the men's t20 world cup despite losing today's game against south africa by 10 runs. it's england's first defeat at the tournament but they still finish this stage as group winners and go through to the final four along with australia. joe wilson reports. as cricket in yorkshire undergoes the most serious scrutiny, an england team in sharjah, based, the captain says, on diversity and inclusivity. internationally, they're the team to beat. that was south africa's plan. rassie van der dussen hit six half—dozens in an unstoppable 94. he helped south africa to 189. when england batted,
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look at the man running away from the camera and stopping suddenly. the chase ended like that forjason roy. that searing pain from his leg, tough to watch. whenjos buttler mis—hit the ball, yep, really, south africa had a wicket prized above any in world cricket. ah, but there's moeen ali. 100 metres for this ball with usain bolt ease. england were in touch when liam livingstone hit three consecutive sixes. in the final over, with 1a needed, kagiso rabada took three consecutive wickets. ah, but it's england going through. net run rate ensures that. jason roy helped that. a cruel time to be injured. joe wilson, bbc news. it's time to pop out of the room if you don't want to know today's football results as match of the day and in scotland, sportscene, follow soon on bbc one. manchester city dominated their match against local rivals manchester united with a 2—0 win at old trafford putting the pressure back on united's manager, ole gunnar solskjaer.
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norwich city sacked their manager, daniel farke, despite winning their first premier league game of the season. norwich beat brentford 2—1 but remain bottom of the table. league leaders chelsea drew with burnley. and crystal palace defeated wolves. in the scottish premiership, hearts are in second place after a 5—2 win over dundee united. motherwell beat aberdeen 2—0, while it was 0—0 between stjohnstone and st mirren. in rugby union's autumn internationals, england had a comfortable 69—3 win over tonga in theirfirst game of the series at twickenham. while wales led world champions south africa for the majority of their match but eventually lost 23—18. joe lynskey reports. the sound of test match rugby is back in cardiff and in the autumn darkness, wales faced the very best. last week it was new zealand. now, south africa, rugby's world champions. but wales kicked their way to a first half lead.
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without alun wyn jones, they looked for bravery from elsewhere. with this game poised, wales thought they were in, but liam williams checked his run for something no one expected. commentator: that guy has ruined a try scoring opportunity. _ the figure sprawled on the ground wasn't from either team. he was from the crowd. a pitch invader that might have stopped a wales try. instead, south africa stayed in touch and broke the resistance. commentator: that was a springboks special. - their first win in cardiff since 2013, sealed with a single try. that would never be enough for england at twickenham, and against tonga they went for double figures. adam radwan is their new sprinter on the wing, who the coach says could become the best in the world. and on late at fly half was marcus smith who was born in the philippines and now is at harlequins. he scores stunning tries. this was a first full house at twickenham since march 2020. for england fans, who watched 11
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tries, it is good to be back. joe lynskey, bbc news. ireland were also in action today in dublin. jonny sexton celebrated his 100th cap by scoring 16 points as they thrashed japan 60—5. andrew conway scored a hat trick during the nine try victory for ireland. there's more on the bbc sport website including news of valterri bottas and lewis hamilton taking the top two spots in qualifying for tomorrow's mexico city grand prix. clive. that's it. the leader of the labour party, sir keir starmer, will be among andrew marr�*s guests on bbc one tomorrow morning at 9am. but from me and the rest of the team, have a very good night.
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place hello. this is bbc news with victoria derbyshire. authorities in texas say two teenagers were among the eight people who died in a crush at a concert. the american rapper travis scott has said he is devastated by the deaths at his astroworld festival in texas. the city's mayor said nothing like this had happened in houston for more than a0 years. last night was tragic on many levels and we will be investigating for quite some time to find out exactly what happened. let quite some time to find out exactly what happened-— quite some time to find out exactly what happened. let me “ust cover a few thin . s what happened. let me “ust cover a few things first, h what happened. let me “ust cover a few things first, based _ what happened. let me just cover a few things first, based on _ what happened. let me just cover a few things first, based on our- few things first, based on our latest information, we have eight people are reported dead from the event last night.
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in terms of their ages, one is 1a, one is 16. two are 21 years of age. two of them are 23, one of them is 27, and one remains unknown at this time. so a total of eight that are reported dead. six of the eight family members have been notified, and we know that at least one is outside of houston harris county, residing out of houston harris county. based on last night, 25 were transported to the hospital. 13 still hospitalised, including five that are under the age of 18, and based on current information, no one has reported
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missing, so zero persons are reported missing. four of the 25 have been discharged from hospital. let me just say, as it relates to what happened last night, as far as we are aware, i'm not aware of any incident of this kind that has taken place at any one of our special events, either on the county side, the city side, over the last a0 years, where anybody has lost life. we have had events where there may have been a crowd rush or somebody had to be ejected, somebody may have been injured, but nothing of this magnitude nothing that i can recall that had taken place. the mayor of houston. in a few minutes' time,
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we ll be taking a look at the papers with our reviewers political commentatorjo phillips and nigel nelson — the political editor saturday has been a day of largely cloudy skies with rain moving southwards. it brightened up across a large part of scotland, but there have been further blustery showers out there and the other part of the day's read a story is kicking in now. close to this area of low pressure, a windy night but especially in scotland with severe gales and places and some gusts in excess of 60 mph, may be closer to 80, in some spots on exposed coasts and hills with further outbreaks of rain in northern scotland. showers across western areas as the night goes on. there will be someplace close to the east. tomorrow, temperatures at around 6—10. into tomorrow morning, still very windy in northern scotland. only clearing slowly during the day. there will
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also be some high waves around some of the coast as well, the risk of travel disruption. so it will be an issue across northern and eastern scotland, until later on when those winds subside with outbreaks of rain still gradually easing. the odd shower into the west where there is plenty of cloud, some bright or sunny spells across eastern parts of the uk, looking sunniest in the afternoon in north—east england and parts of yorkshire. a touch cooler compared with where we have been today. the winds continue to ease during sunday evening and night. the cloud is going to increase towards the west, whereas in the east, there will be long clear spells, and it will be long clear spells, and it will be long clear spells, and it will be a fairly chilly night across eastern areas going into monday morning with the lowest temperatures close to freezing, so there will be a touch of frost, but a mild week to come with low pressure to the north—west, this plant working southwards across the uk as the week goes on, and ahead of it,
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maintaining west and south—west of mild winds. we will see cloud across western parts on monday, some rain running into northern ireland. scotland may see some of that. in cumbria, much of wales and english thing driver some bright sunny spells across the east and south—east of england with temperatures for the most part in double figures. as i mentioned earlier, a mild week to come, often cloudy, with some outbreaks of rain slowly heading southwards.
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hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first the headlines: former conservative prime minister, sirjohn major, accuses borisjohnson's government of acting in a "shameful" manner — over the owen paterson row. i think the way the government handled that was shameful and wrong and unworthy of this or indeed any government. at least 98 people have died in an fuel tanker explosion, in sierra leone after the lorry collided with another vehicle in the capital, freetown. rapper travis scott says he's "absolutely devastated" by the deaths of eight people, incuding a 1a—year—old, at the texas festival where he was performing.

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