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borisjohnson had sought to overhaul the rules on mps' conduct, just as a conservative mp had been found in breach of them. the prime minister is trashing the reputation of our democracy and our country. a cabinet minister dismissed the row as a storm in a teacup ahead of an emergency debate in parliament. also tonight... the push for more people to get their covid booster jabs, amid warnings of a difficult winter ahead. details emerge about the music
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festival tragedy in texas, good evening. an emergency debate on standards is to take place in the house of commons tomorrow, amid the row over the government seeking to change the rules governing mps conduct, as a conservative mp had been found in breach of them. today, the labour leader sir keir starmer accused borisjohnson of "trashing" the uk's
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reputation for democratic standards. a cabinet minister rejected that, calling the row a "storm in a teacup". here's our political correspondent chris mason. mps are forever aware many people don't much like politicians. it's why, for so many who spend their weeks here, this row over the government's behaviour gets right up their nose, because it leaves a whiff of this being a self—serving place. for the opposition parties, it's also a chance to take aim at the prime minister. instead of upholding standards, he orders his mps to protect his mate and rip up the whole system. now that is corrupt, it is contemptible and it's not a one—off. what makes me most angry is the prime minister is trashing the reputation of our democracy and our country. at the heart of this is this man, the former cabinet minister owen paterson. he was found to have broken the rules by making the case to ministers and others on behalf of companies that were paying him.
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he was due to be thrown out of the commons for 30 days and potentially face a by—election until the government ordered its mps to back at least a delay to that and a review of the system. then, under intense pressure, it changed its mind. any review would not be applicable to mr paterson. today, this cabinet minister said it wasn't about getting their colleague off the hook. the vote wasn't to reject they report that had been put together. the vote was to establish an appeals process so that mps in the sort opposition that, yes, owen paterson was in, but others as well in future, would have a right of appeal. i think that's right. it's still an important objective, to have due process here, to have a right of appeal, but obviously we could only take that forward with the agreement and cooperation of other parties. mps will return here tomorrow and spend around three hours debating parliamentary standards. there is real anger on all sides
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about what's happened. labour's chris bryant, who chairs the commons standards committee, still wants mps to vote to condemn owen paterson's behaviour, even though mr paterson has now resigned. plenty feel there is something of a rebuilding job to be done here, for the government and parliament, to restore trust in how this place works. and our political correspondent chris mason is here now. this row is continuing for uncomfortable length of time for the government. it uncomfortable length of time for the government-— government. it is and there are a few reasons. _ government. it is and there are a few reasons, opposition - government. it is and there are a few reasons, opposition parties l government. it is and there are a i few reasons, opposition parties will seek to land blows on a government thatis seek to land blows on a government that is tying itself on a knot and particularly on an issue like sleaze and conduct, that can cut through with the voters. and when something like this is bubbling away in the headlines it prompts other enquiries into similar questions about how westminster works and in whose interest. take the sunday times
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today, looking at conservative donors and how many end up in the house of lords. the party says this is because of their philanthropy and not donations but this ignites anger at westminster. it is about the perception of politicians and mps are aware of the perception of them being self—serving, in it for themselves. that is a gross caricature for most but this kind of thing plays into that perception. tomorrow we have this three—hour debate secured by a liberal democrat mp, a former police officer, she says she cannot believe what has happened in the last couple of days and then on tuesday the standards committee, chaired by chris bryant, will meet and it already has a draft report on the code of conduct for mps and it will be looking at that and reviewing it in the context of the last couple of days and they hope to publish that report before christmas. . ~ hope to publish that report before christmas. ., ~ , ., a senior uk medical adviser has said we could face a "difficult winter", unless more people get
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their covid boosterjabs. dr susan hopkins from the uk health security agency told the bbc that a growing number of elderly and vulnerable people, who'd been double—vaccinated, were being hospitalised, and dying with the virus, because their immunity was decreasing. alison freeman reports. if you'd like to come through? how are you today? it's been called a national mission. the government says it's down to all of us to do our part to stop winter restrictions being put in place by getting our booster jabs, with health officials clear on the importance of the vaccine. i think that we are seeing immune waning effects from the vaccine. we know that the virus is circulating at very high levels in our community, so unless people get vaccinated, we will have a long and difficult winter. the booster today is the pfizer, as well. oh, right. and phil is doing exactly that, getting his third vaccination, six months and one week after his second jam. it's available to help, _ there is no reason not to have it, and people should get it as soon as they can _ and other people here felt the same. in march 2020, i went through treatment for breast cancer, so i'm really grateful to receive
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all three of my back since. i was really excited, waiting for it to happen, so i'm really pleased that i've been able to have it done. we know that, so far, around 10 million people have taken the boosterjab, but in the over 80 pil age group, around 30% have not, and in the over 50s, that figure rises to around a0%, but that's because some people in that age group aren't eligible yet. we didn't really get _ going with vaccinating in earnest until the end ofjanuary, beginning in february, l so if you put the 12 weeks - between first and second dose, and then the six months, which is the important i timescale for the booster, - we are just getting to the point where people are starting to come through and be invited. _ young people are also being encouraged to get their vaccinations. a bit nervous, but i'm glad
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that i'm doing it, like, so that we can get back to normal. covid cases are dropping amongst the young, but numbers are still high, and with infection rates rising in older people, who suffer more severely with symptoms, the push to get people vaccinated continues. alison freeman, bbc news, york. and in the latest official figures on coronavirus, just over 30,300 new infections were recorded in the latest 24—hour period. that means, on average, there were 35,362 new cases per day in the last week. there were another 62 deaths, of people who died within 28 days of testing positive. that means an average of 168 deaths a day in the last week. figures on boosterjabs show more than ten million people have now received one — that includes third doses for those with certain health conditions. the rapper travis scott has said he is devastated by the deaths of eight people at his astroworld
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music festival in houston, texas. the youngest victim was a 14—year—old boy. police have launched a criminal investigation, including into reports that someone was injecting people in the audience with drugs. nomia iqbal reports. candles and flowers have been laid outside the festival venue, in tribute to those who died. more is now being heard about those killed in the crush. the youngest was 14. other victims have been named. brianna rodriguez, just 16, was a keen dancer. friends are fundraising to pay for her funeral. franco patino, 21, and danish baig, 27, who died trying to save his fianc e. i just want to send out prayers to... to the ones that were lost last night. for the first time since the tragedy, travis scott addressed his fans. appearing sombre and distressed,
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he reflected on what went wrong at the festival he founded. i'm honestlyjust devastated, and i could never imagine anything like this happening. there is someone dead in there! there is someone dead! this was the moment a young woman took to the stage, while the rapper was performing, to alert a cameraman that someone had died in the crowd. the surge towards the stage continued, but the party soon turned into panic. the venue's first aiders were quickly overwhelmed. people were pushing and shoving to make their escape. police in houston say this is now a criminal investigation, after suggestions of foul play. one of the narratives was that some individual was injecting _ other people with drugs. we do have a report of a security officer,
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according to the medical staff, i that was out and treated him last night, that he was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen, - and he felt a prick in his neck. several people were treated with an anti—drug medication. as the memorial for the victims grows, so do the questions about what happened. i was completely shocked, because it was for about a couple of minutes that i was seeing two bodies laying down right behind me, and the whole time i wasjust down right behind me, and the whole time i was just thinking that they were passed out, and then once a security guard was right next to me talking to another security guard, saying that he didn't have a pulse. investigators say they will find out exactly what caused the surge, and who, if anyone, is to blame for the tragedy. nomia iqbal, bbc news, washington. the prime minister of iraq has appealed for calm and restraint,
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after surviving an assassination attempt, involving an armed drone striking his home in baghdad. mustafa al—kadhimi appeared on national television to announce he was unhurt by the attack in the capital's fortified green zone. the explosion injured at least six of his security guards. twitter users have voted for the world's richest man, elon musk, to sell 10% of his shares in his electric car maker, tesla. mr musk held a poll, asking whether he should dispose of the stock, which is worth around £16 billion, in response to the so—called billionaires tax proposed by us democrats. if the plan becomes law, the tesla boss could face a huge tax bill. the cop 26 climate summit is entering its second — and final — week, with representatives of nearly 200 countries continuing to meet in glasgow. some agreements and pledges have already been announced, but ahead of the final stretch, let's join our science editor david shukman in glasgow. what will this phase be like, david?
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well, this is a really critical point, where things become an awful lot more serious, because if last week was about making promises, the coming week is about seeing if they can be delivered. we've had a whole laughed —— raft of initiatives by global leaders on curbing methane, deforestation and colon that has provided some very welcome momentum to the talks, but what comes next is much, much tougher, because ministers gather here to try to tackle the relate of political questions. fora tackle the relate of political questions. for a start, tackle the relate of political questions. fora start, how tackle the relate of political questions. for a start, how to turn those promises into reality, what kind of scrutiny to accept, how often their countries's climate plans should be reviewed, every five years or every year? how much aid to get to the poorest nations hit hardest by climate change, an overarching everything, the key question, will this event marked a turning point that gets the world onto a safer path to avoid the most dangerous rises in temperature, and
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from tomorrow there is a bit of stardust coming here in the form of the former us president barack obama. we will see what kind of difference you can make. more protests have been taking place in sudan — two weeks after its military seized power in a coup. two days of civil disobedience are now planned, by people angry at the army's action, which comes after a military dictator — in powerfor decades — was toppled in 2019. now, sudan's civilian prime minister is under house arrest and pro—democracy demonstrations are being met with force — as our africa correspondent andrew harding found in the capital khartoum. anger on the streets of khartoum today. protesters blocking off neighbourhoods. taking big risks to show their contempt for sudan's military coup. right now, a lot of blood, a lot of dead people. this military government is a killer. it's a goddamn killer, for real.
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the protests began two weeks ago when the generals seized power, halting this giant country's admittedly bumpy transition from dictatorship to democracy. so which side will prove stronger? the army or the street? in a khartoum hospital, we found an elderly tailor recovering from a savage beating by the military... can i see your leg? ..and this young student, shot in the leg. a lot of people were shot. his message to the soldiers... they're like animals. the animals are better. it's hard to find anyone here who supports the military takeover. it's heartbreaking, honestly. to see those young people, the ones that are being killed just for asking for what's rightfully theirs. for frequenting with the civilian government. so for me, it's very devastating. it makes me angry.
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the man leading sudan's coup is general burhan. his spokesman, an admiral, told me that the military had done nothing wrong. you've detained the prime minister and other politicians. your troops have killed protesters on the streets. why on earth would the sudanese people trust you for a second? translation: time will show this was not a coup. _ we will hold elections and the military will step aside. this was simply a course correction. but many people here are not convinced. even at night, the protests continue. the determination, the defiance here is impressive. and it's possible that sudan's generals will back down under growing international pressure.
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but for now, this country's democratic revolution remains on hold. on a continent where it seems military coups are firmly back in fashion. andrew harding, bbc news, khartoum. with all the sport now, here's karthi gnanasegaram at the bbc sport centre. good evening. formula one's mexico city grand prix has been won by red bull's max verstappen, with lewis hamilton finishing in second place. the victory gives verstappen a 19—point lead in the drivers�* standings, but there are still four races left in the final five weeks of the season. our correspondent, natalie pirks reports. in this make or break race, a good start was essentialfor in this make or break race, a good start was essential for lewis hamilton. commentator: it’s start was essential for lewis hamilton. commentator: it's lights out and away — hamilton. commentator: it's lights out and away we _ hamilton. commentator: it's lights out and away we go _ hamilton. commentator: it's lights out and away we go here. _ hamilton. commentator: it's lights out and away we go here. but - hamilton. commentator: it's lights out and away we go here. but the - out and away we go here. but the first corners _ out and away we go here. but the first corners in _ out and away we go here. but the first corners in mexico _ out and away we go here. but the first corners in mexico usually - first corners in mexico usually provide fireworks, and this time is no different. a nightmare start for mercedes or bottas in a spin, and
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hamilton stuck behind the one man he had to beat. and as he complained about his tyres, red bull's local hero sergio perez was gaining on him. after both hamilton and verstappen had stopped, it was perez who deeply led his home race, revelling in the adoration. meanwhile, sparks flew for valtteri bottas, just not in a good way. a day to forget, while his team—mate hamilton was coming under serious pressure. hamiltonjust hamilton was coming under serious pressure. hamilton just about managed to stave off the attack, as verstappen cruised to a dominant victory. he verstappen cruised to a dominant victo . , ~ . ., , victory. he wins the mexico city grand prix! _ victory. he wins the mexico city grand prix! but _ victory. he wins the mexico city grand prix! but there _ victory. he wins the mexico city grand prix! but there was - victory. he wins the mexico city grand prix! but there was no i victory. he wins the mexico city i grand prix! but there was no doubt he was the — grand prix! but there was no doubt he was the crowd _ grand prix! but there was no doubt he was the crowd winner. - grand prix! but there was no doubt he was the crowd winner. sergio i he was the crowd winner. sergio perez, the first mexican to finish on the podium here. fiesta time. natalie pirks, 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 2 and sportscene in scotland follow soon on bbc one. aston villa have sacked their manager, dean smith, after their fifth league defeat in a row. smith leaves with villa in 17th place in the premier league. the west ham manager, david moyes,
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was delighted with his side's 3—2 win over liverpool, which ends their 25—game unbeaten run. west ham move above liverpool into third place. mikel arteta celebrated his 100th game as arsenal's manager, with a 1—0 win over watford. the other two games ended in a draw. rangers are four points clear at the top of the scottish premiership, after a 11—2 win over ross county. celtic are in second place, they beat dundee, 4—2. scotland have made an unbeaten start to rugby union's autumn nations series, beating australia in a tight contest, 15—13, to follow up on last week's success against tonga. it's scotland's third consecutive victory over australia. joe lynskey reports. murrayfield at its most intense again, every seat fall, and hoping scotland keep beating the best in the world. a confident australia,
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but soon edinburgh in novemberfelt a long way from home. hamish watson barged in the first try. when australia were last year, they let in 50 points but this year's wallabies are recharged. peter nevers agents, a new coaching team. three of them left scotland's set up to join the aussies, and some here won't forget. this game was in the balance when the ball came to a debutant. ewan ashman had come in on the front row of the scrum. he was, ball on the ground and feet in the air, a finish like a winger. it took one more kick to seal a famous win, and with the noise back at home, scotland have shown they belong in world rugby's top tier. england's women had another record win over world champions new zealand, beating them 56—16. jo currie reports from franklin's gardens. the world champions, reeling from
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last week's world record defeat to england and expected to response with fire. could they deliver revenge? it was england who dominated early on, a huge ball, with amy cokayne touching down. minutes later they were in again, finding the holes in new zealand's defence. two more tries before the break and england went in a tough lead. a change of a spit —— a change of sites but no change of pace, amy cokayne with her second. the visitors made it into the scoreboard in the second, include in this walking from horschel woodman but that good work was undone by their errors, time is gifting england chances, who were only too happy to take advantage. with abidal signing off a memorable afternoon with an outstanding individual effort. a year out from the world cup, england in dreamland, new zealand once again stand. the second week in a row
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england have demolished the black ferns, in doing so cement their place at the top of the world rankings was not next up, they host canada, where fans will be hoping for more of the same. and wales women beatjapan 23—5 in their rugby union international. mishal. a first look at tomorrow's newspapers is coming up on the bbc news channel. but on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. hello, once again it's that time again when we try and give you some detail on the coming few days, and then we will get some trends about what is going to go on in the longer term. the wind was certainly a feature through sunday across the north—eastern quarter of scotland, but that prospect this diminishing all the while, as this little ridge of high pressure tumbles in from the atlantic, and it is a transient feature ahead of the next set of weather fronts pushing cloud and wind and some rain in towards particularly the north—western parts of the british isles,
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so, a dry start for many. not so in northern ireland, with the rain gathering all the while through the afternoon, eventually crossing scotland, getting into the north—west of england and into central and northern parts of wales. further south and east, it is a drier, brighter prospect and, after a pretty chilly start across parts of east anglia, we will see temperatures of around ten, but further to the west, we could see 13, possibly 1a celsius also. —— 01’ $0. these weather fronts gradually taking their time to push their way down across scotland, bringing more rain perhaps back towards northern ireland, but tending to fizzle as they make theirjourney further towards the south and east. the odd clear patch further towards east anglia, with temperatures of around 6—7 celsius to start the new day on tuesday, and the skies will be that bit clearer across the greater part of northern and western scotland as we start tuesday but, the cloud and rain associated with that weather front still there, bringing the odd, moderate burst of rain i would have thought across the pennines, may be the welsh hills, too. further south and east, you are in for a dry day
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and a really mild day as well for the time of year at around 15 celsius. always that wee bit fresher, despite the sunshine further north, but not cold by any means at all, 12, 13 celsius perhaps. as we get into the middle part of the week, that weather front really does take an age to get away because it has a little wriggle in it. so, not every piece of that front wants to clear off into the continent but, whilst that is around, it holds a reservoir of relatively mild air across a good part of england and wales. something a little bit brighter but fresher, but a little bit breezier, perhaps, across northern and western parts of scotland and in towards northern ireland, too. that rain just lingering around whilst the front is there, and please don't, at this range, take that as gospel because, once you start waving fronts it becomes something of a forecasting nightmare, but you get the sense, there, the mild air is going to hang around whilst that weather front hangs round. always that little bit brighter, that little bit fresher further north. as we move into the back end
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of the week, eventually, the showers give way to the next set of atlantic fronts trying to move in to scotland, into northern ireland. further south, a fresher feel now that the weather front is taking its mild airs away. brighter skies certainly, but sunshine struggling against that fresher feel at around 12 celsius, and on friday, again the remnants of a front, rinse and repeat, this weather front dragging a band of cloud, not much more than that, down and across the british isles. and we are all in the same boat, pretty much, with regard to temperatures, between 11 and 1a, if we are lucky. towards the weekend into the start of next week, high pressure does its stuff, keeping the weather fronts at bay for a time. they founder on its western flank until this more active feature piles in from the atlantic to bring another spell of wet and windy weather. in the short term, it looks as though many of us are going to see essentially a dry weekend, until those fronts coming from the atlantic. take care, goodbye.
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hello, this is bbc news with lukwesa burak. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment with journalist tony grew and political commentator caroline frost. first, the headlines: the family of an unvaccinated mother who died from covid—19 before she could meet her newborn daughter urge all mums—to—be to get the vaccine.
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the mother—of—five died five weeks later. more than ten million people have now had coronavirus boosterjabs in the uk, and the health secretary urges everyone to get theirjabs ahead of winter. labour accuses borisjohnson of corrupt behaviour in the row over lobbying after he tried to overhaul the rules on mps' conductjust as a conservative mp had been found in breach of them. police in texas have opened a criminal investigation into a crush at a music festival in houston in which eight people died. iraq's prime minister appeals for calm after surviving a drone attack on his home in baghdad. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are parliamentary journalist, tony grew and the journalist and broadcaster, caroline frost.
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let's start with the metro.


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