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welcome to bbc news. i'm david eades. we have some breaking news to bring you. a vehicle has been driven through barricades into crowds taking part in a holiday parade in the us state of wisconsin. the police chief in the town of waukesha said more than 20 people had been injured. there are reports of fatalities, unconfirmed. the police chief said police had recovered a suspect vehicle. the incident occurred around 30 kilometres west of milwaukee, around 5pm local time. we're expecting a police press conference in press
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conference in a few minutes. as soon as we see the police chief, we will go to him. with me is our reporter courtney bembridge. it happened around liz30pm in the afternoon? it happened around 4:30pm in the afternoon?— the afternoon? that's right, and several _ the afternoon? that's right, and several videos - the afternoon? that's right, and several videos have - the afternoon? that's right, l and several videos have been posted online of families gathered, an annual christmas tradition. unfortunately, an suv has managed to get into the parade, and you can see it is speeding past... a police officer following on foot, speeding past... a police officerfollowing on foot, you will get the chance to see that again on the video loop. many other videos uploaded to social media too disturbing to show you. we know 20 people have been injured, at least, and as you said, an unconfirmed report of at least one fatality. all of at least one fatality. all of these victims have been taken to local hospitals, still
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being assessed. there are some reports the downtown area has been secured by police, and people are being told to shelter in place there. we also heard from the police that the scene is safe, there is no ongoing threat, they have identified a person of interest but they have not yet said that person is in custody. a number of questions, but police are saying they are to reassure a mid—sized town, waukesha, that there is not an ongoing threat. but they are also trying to contain this and not have people out on the streets while this is still an ongoing investigation. i this is still an ongoing investigation.- this is still an ongoing investiuation. . . investigation. i was having a look, it is — investigation. i was having a look. it is a _ investigation. i was having a look, it is a town _ investigation. i was having a look, it is a town of - investigation. i was having a look, it is a town of about i look, it is a town of about 70,000 people. what you can't pick up from the pictures, this was a full on parade, lots of people marching down the middle of the street, through the heart of the town. absolutely, marchin: heart of the town. absolutely, marching bands, _ heart of the town. absolutely, marching bands, dance - heart of the town. absolutely, l marching bands, dance troupes, floats being dragged through, and lots of families gathered on the side of the road to
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watch. in one video, you see a young girl tensing on the road and the suvjust misses her. a lot of people around, and as you say, a full on parade. —— dancing on the road. the marching band took the brunt of the suv, they were among the first to be injured. also unconfirmed reports of shots fired. at this stage, police not commenting on that. a lot of information on social media. it is worth pointing out that our correspondent peter was saying the car also went straight through some barriers, and that made a right clatter, which could have been misconstrued as gunfire i suppose at the time. you mentioned _ suppose at the time. you mentioned the _ suppose at the time. you mentioned the little - suppose at the time. you mentioned the little girl. mentioned the little girl dancing. 0ne mentioned the little girl dancing. one thing that showed in terms of illustrating what was going on was the speed at which, at a certain point, the suv was going. absolutely, and
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you could hear the recognition invoices as people realised it was notjust invoices as people realised it was not just a invoices as people realised it was notjust a car that got close to a little girl, this was something more sinister. quite terrifying to hear the sound gets louder as people watch and run and try to intervene and help those people after they have been injured. but certainly this was a relaxing afternoon, 20 to five in the evening, supposed to be a joyous occasion and it very quickly turn. families were split up in the chaos, they had to set up family reunification points to bring people back together, and all the eyewitnesses said it was utterly chaotic and very distressing because you had families separated, young children not knowing what was going on, and a lot of injured people in the area. going on, and a lot of in'ured people in the areafi people in the area. they are callin: people in the area. they are calling it _ people in the area. they are calling it a _ people in the area. they are calling it a mass _ people in the area. they are calling it a mass casualty . calling it a mass casualty incident, and the suggestion is at least 20 people have been hurt to varying degrees. the pictures tell part of the story, don't they? at least 12
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police units, 12 fire trucks brought on the scene to cover the centre of the town effectively. perhaps, as we know very little about the driver, about why, it's worth pointing out the police feel, as you said, they have identified the vehicle, they believe they have identified the driver.— believe they have identified the driver. that's right, and we have _ the driver. that's right, and we have seen _ the driver. that's right, and we have seen a _ the driver. that's right, and we have seen a photograph | the driver. that's right, and i we have seen a photograph of the car that was alleged to have been used in this attack. you can see it is severely damaged. so it's not clear where the car was found, whether it was found at a local property. but police say they have identified the driver they believe to be responsible. you can see the red suv, so they do believe they have identified that, no information yet about whether there are any charges or whether he is in custody. hopefully they will provide more information. we got a brief update an hour ago, but
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hopefully we will get more information.— hopefully we will get more information. thanksgiving on thursday. — information. thanksgiving on thursday, this _ information. thanksgiving on thursday, this was _ information. thanksgiving on thursday, this was a - thursday, this was a pre—christmas public holiday, and in a size of town where they really buy into this... you would feel, if not the majority of the townspeople there, but an awful lot of people were taking part. as you said, a lot of families and young children on the edge of the road. ., ., young children on the edge of the road. . . , ., the road. yeah, and in small towns like — the road. yeah, and in small towns like this, _ the road. yeah, and in small towns like this, these - the road. yeah, and in small| towns like this, these events bring people together. this is the time of year when people are spending time with their family and friends, getting together and giving thanks, celebrating christmas. so there were a lot of people here, and a lot of them are very shaken up a lot of them are very shaken up tonight because of what they witnessed, and because if they have been injured themselves or had family members injured themselves... in a small to mid—sized town like this, these events do have a big impact. this isjust the beginning of the information we are getting,
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but there is no doubt this has a devastating impact. we understand _ a devastating impact. we understand this - a devastating impact. we understand this was around 20 minutes after the start of the parade, everyone in high spirits, relaxed, and we get the occasional burst of sound from waukesha, you could hear the band is playing, it seems like a festive moment. you will also see we are running reuters reports that one person has been killed, that is not something we can verify at the moment, we arejust something we can verify at the moment, we are just waiting for dan thompson, the local police chief, possibly alongside the mayor, shaun ley lee, to address the media for a second time, to lay out the situation we understand it. to round up the situation as it is, the city of waukesha, in wisconsin near milwaukee, where a car, a driver has driven his car, a red suv, straight into a number of people taking part in this
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holiday parade in the town, in the middle of the afternoon. we know at least 20 people have been hurt, there are reports of some fatalities, well, one at least, but as i say, that is yet to be confirmed. and as we await the arrival of the police chief, courtney, he did speak earlier, i mean, in short, just recognised they were dealing with a tragic situation. absolutely, and he kind of set the scene and described what happened and in what order, but we are hoping to get a bit more information from the next press conference about who this person of interest that they have in mind is and whether that person is in custody. interestingly, the line about the downtown area being peopled told to shelter in place, the university campus there have said they were in lockdown. so
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at this stage, mixed information about whether people... it doesn't appear there is an ongoing threat but people are being advised not to go out onto the streets. you can see from the pictures, it is chaos, fire engines, ambulance, police. the emergency services have rushed to that area and i guess they are trying to keep people out of the chaos at this stage while not much is known about this. i while not much is known about this. ~ .., while not much is known about this. ~ .. ., while not much is known about this. ~ .. . ., this. i think we can hear what dan thompson _ this. i think we can hear what dan thompson the _ this. i think we can hear what dan thompson the police - this. i think we can hear what | dan thompson the police chief had to say a short while ago. at about llz39pm, a red suv at about 4:39pm, a red suv drove — at about 4:39pm, a red suv drove into_ at about 4:39pm, a red suv drove into the trismus parade we were — drove into the trismus parade we were holding downtown. more than 20 _ we were holding downtown. more than 20 individuals were injured _ than 20 individuals were injured as a result of this incident _ injured as a result of this incident. —— the christmas parade _ incident. —— the christmas parade. we have recovered a suspect— parade. we have recovered a suspect vehicle, it is an ongoing _ suspect vehicle, it is an ongoing investigation. victims were _ ongoing investigation. victims were transported from the scene
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by ambulance, our officers transported some of the injured personnel to hospitals and some victims _ personnel to hospitals and some victims were transported by family— victims were transported by family members and friends to hospital — family members and friends to hospital. a very tragic incident, very chaotic. there are no— incident, very chaotic. there are no other threats involved. the _ are no other threats involved. the scene _ are no other threats involved. the scene is now safe. again, very— the scene is now safe. again, very chaotic, very tragic incident _ very chaotic, very tragic incident. my players and thoughts go out to the family members. thoughts go out to the family members— thoughts go out to the family members. ., , ,., ., , members. courtney, some words of reassurance — members. courtney, some words of reassurance at _ members. courtney, some words of reassurance at least _ members. courtney, some words of reassurance at least there - of reassurance at least there that this is pretty much a closed case as far as the police say it at the moment. 0bviously police say it at the moment. obviously it will be useful to hear what dan thompson has to say, because you and i have been able to see some footage from the scene which we are certainly not going to run on the bbc, because it is pretty disturbing, pretty difficult to watch. it is extraordinary, if
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we are looking at only one fatality, because it was pretty brutal. ~ , �*, fatality, because it was pretty brutal. , h brutal. absolutely. let's hope it is one fatality _ brutal. absolutely. let's hope it is one fatality or _ brutal. absolutely. let's hope it is one fatality or less, - brutal. absolutely. let's hope it is one fatality or less, but l it is one fatality or less, but some of the videos show this car, and as we can see in the video we have been showing, it is heading at speed into a crowd of people that are marching down a main road. so you can only imagine the impact thatis you can only imagine the impact that is going to have. as we can see, it is heading at speed, and we have seen videos of it hitting into a group of people. but at this stage, we have only the unconfirmed report of a fatality, but that has not been confirmed by police yet, and at least 20 people injured, all taken to hospitals nearby. we don't have any information on their conditions, but we believe they were all hit by the car rather than injured in any other way. that's all the information we have at this stage, but we really hope the police can give a bit more information about
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this person of interest they have in mind.— have in mind. when they do, they will _ have in mind. when they do, they will do _ have in mind. when they do, they will do it _ have in mind. when they do, they will do it from _ have in mind. when they do, they will do it from here, - have in mind. when they do, they will do it from here, the position where we are going to get the news conference. a number of microphones on the desk. 0bviously number of microphones on the desk. obviously a huge amount of interest, as you would expect. as a summary for you, the police called this a mass casualty incident, saying at least 20 people have been injured after the driver of a red suv, we believe it was a red suv, we believe it was a red forward, drove into a parade which was taking place in the town of waukesha, a holiday parade, around llz39pm, the precise time given by the police chief. so not long after the parade started. the pictures told their own story. lots of young children with their mums and dads taking park
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or watching from the side. there were cheerleaders, the bands were playing, very much a classic pre—christmas festive occasion coming in the week of thanksgiving as well. —— taking part. this has come as a deep shock to all of those affected. we heard one person at the scene describing a loud bang, hearing the deafening cries and screams of people who had eitherjust screams of people who had either just seen screams of people who had eitherjust seen others being struck or had been struck themselves. so a pretty awful scene to have witnessed. and as i say, we are just waiting for the police chief to step forward and give us some more detail on exactly what happened. so the big questions obviously are who the driver was, why they carried out what they did, and doing so in what has been a very difficult and
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tense week in the united states, with... sorry, just stopping short there because we are being told a news conference has been delayed somewhat. we will be coming back to that at the top of the hour. it's going to be another 15-20 hour. it's going to be another 15—20 minutes, so these are the pictures as we have them at the moment, as evening draws on in the city of waukesha, but we will get the news conference from dan thompson in around 15 minutes from now. just as a quick sum up, at least 20 people we understand have been hurt, there has been a report of one person being killed which we can't verify at this stage. hopefully we will get the details on from the news conference when that starch, and we are being told that is in about 15 minutes from now. so we will get that at the top.
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have a look at our website for the latest. first, let's go over to marc edwards with the sport. hello, this is sport today from the bbc sports centre. coming up, 0le gunnar solskjaer is sacked, as the search for his successor starts, the thrashing at watford proved to be the last straw. lewis hamilton dominates the qatar grand prix to narrow max verstappen's lead at the top. alexander is very laid down a markerfor 2022, winning the atp tour finals as the tennis season comes to a close. thank you forjoining us. we start with the news that 0le gunnar solskjaer has been sacked as manchester united manager after their thrashing at the hands of watford on
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saturday. they have won just one of their past seven english premier league matches and sit seventh in the table. in an emotional interview with the club channel, he said he leaves manchester united with a better squad than he inherited and ready to kick on in the challenge for major honours. this has been a dark and dismal day for him and manchester united football club. he knew time had run _ united football club. he knew time had run out, _ united football club. he knew time had run out, even - united football club. he knew time had run out, even a - united football club. he knew time had run out, even a club| time had run out, even a club legend like 0le gunnar solskjaer couldn't be excused for yet another heavy defeat. assistant coach michael carrick takes over temporarily, so, one last walk towards the fans as their manager. speaking to the television channel after being told he would not be continuing, a heartbroken 0le gunnar solskjaer accepted he had to leave. i gunnar solsk'aer accepted he had to leave.— had to leave. i have given everything _ had to leave. i have given everything for _ had to leave. i have given everything for this - had to leave. i have given everything for this club. l had to leave. i have given i everything for this club. the club means everything to me. together, we are a good match, but unfortunately i couldn't
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get the results that we needed. it's time for me to step aside. michael's going to be in charge. i have the utmost respect, i love michael to bits. becoming emotional now, no... they will be fine. the recent poor _ no... they will be fine. the recent poor run _ no... they will be fine. the recent poor run of - no... they will be fine. the recent poor run of form - no... they will be fine. the recent poor run of form had prompted crisis talks with club owners the glazer family, and manchester united fans woke up to the news that their manager had gone. i to the news that their manager had one. ~ ., to the news that their manager had gone-— had gone. i think it was always auoin to had gone. i think it was always going to happen. _ had gone. i think it was always going to happen, wasn't - had gone. i think it was always going to happen, wasn't it? i had gone. i think it was alwaysj going to happen, wasn't it? he started really well, and the last — started really well, and the last seven games... started really well, and the last seven games. . .- started really well, and the last seven games... spent all that money. _ last seven games... spent all that money, just _ last seven games... spent all that money, just not - last seven games... spent all that money, just not good - that money, just not good enough _ that money, just not good enough so _ that money, just not good enough so a _ that money, just not good enough so a change - that money, just not good enough so a change is - enough so a change is necessary _ enough so a change is necessary.— enough so a change is necessa . �* , ., enough so a change is necessa . �* , . ., necessary. he's a legend, a treat necessary. he's a legend, a great player. _ necessary. he's a legend, a great player. he _ necessary. he's a legend, a great player, he will- necessary. he's a legend, a great player, he will alwaysj great player, he will always have a big place in my heart. many had wanted him to succeed. as a player, he helped united
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win the treble in 1999, is famous late goal in the champions league final cemented him as a cult hero. and that was acknowledged by the club. they said he would always be a legend at manchester united, and it was with regret that they reached the decision. the last few weeks have been disappointing but should not obscure the work he has done over the past three years. but during that time, he produced no silverware, not acceptable with the club with expectations and players with high demands. this time, the dream of the super sub saving the day wasn't to be. meanwhile, their neighbours manchester city are back up to second in the premier league with a win against everton. raheem sterling marked his 300th top—flight appearance with a goal before half—time. bernardo silva rounded off the scoring for a comfortable 3—0 win,
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which means they are three points behind league leaders chelsea, while everton in 11th place. chelsea, while everton in 11th lace. .. chelsea, while everton in 11th lace, ., , chelsea, while everton in 11th lace. ., , place. you play manchester ci , place. you play manchester city. people _ place. you play manchester city. people say _ place. you play manchester city, people say after- place. you play manchester city, people say after 20 i city, people say after 20 minutes you have to win 3—0... this is a fairytale, this is not reality. it doesn't happen. sometimes anxious, because we play good and we don't score a goal, they do a counter attack oran goal, they do a counter attack or an action and we lose control, so football needs time. when one team doesn't want to play, just defend and use counterattack and set it's difficult. than use counterattack and set it's difficult. �* ., use counterattack and set it's difficult. �* . ~ ., .. difficult. an elated antonio conte secured _ difficult. an elated antonio conte secured his - difficult. an elated antonio conte secured his first - difficult. an elated antonio - conte secured his first premier league win in charge of tottenham hotspur, as his team staged a second—half comeback to beat leeds 2—i. pierre—emile hojbjerg and sergio reguilon scored the goals for tottenham after danjames had given leeds the lead. spurs up to seventh.
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i like the answer how the players in the second half especially, because after the first half, ourfans especially, because after the first half, our fans wasn't satisfied. in this type of situation, a lot of time, you go down, confidence goes down, i was a player and i know this. second half, it means the players, if they want, we can do better. in players, if they want, we can do better-— do better. in italy, a thrilling _ do better. in italy, a thrilling game - do better. in italy, a thrilling game as - do better. in italy, a - thrilling game as antonio conte's former club inter milan inflicted a first league defeat on the leaders in apperley with a to win. ivan perisic gave the defending champions a 2—1 lead. now tara martinez made it 3—1 after being set up by his strike partner. natalie did pull one back but inter take
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the win. naturally remain at the win. naturally remain at the top of the table on goal difference from ac milan, who also lost. wins for sampdoria and venezia. real madrid returned to the top of the spanish league beating granada 4-1, spanish league beating granada 4—1, climbing above sevilla and real sociedad, who are second after a goalless draw with valencia. in france, lyon's match at home to marseille was abandoned after visiting forward dimitri payet was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands. sand disorder has blighted the league in france in recent months. marseille had a match abandoned at nice in august in similar circumstances when dimitri payet was hit by a bottle and threw it back into the crowd, causing fans just on
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the crowd, causing fans just on the pitch. in formula i, the crowd, causing fans just on the pitch. in formula 1, lewis hamilton took a comfortable win at the qatar grand prix to close the gap on max verstappen in the world championship, which is shaping up to go down to the y r. hamilton has been dominant through the weekend on the brand—new track, starting from pole position and held top to the chequered flag. max verstappen started in seventh but finished second behind hamilton and took the points for the fastest lap. hamilton has cut the deficit to eight points with two races to go in saudi arabia and abu dhabi next month. this was the 35th different track the british driver has won on in formula i. driver has won on in formula 1. he did so in a rainbow —coloured helmet to raise awareness of human rights issues in qatar. it awareness of human rights issues in qatar.— awareness of human rights issues in qatar. it was pretty straightforward, _ issues in qatar. it was pretty straightforward, pretty - issues in qatar. it was pretty| straightforward, pretty lonely at the front. of course, i enjoy those races where you are battling through, but we needed those points today, so a real solid jobs from the team. could
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2020 to be _ solid jobs from the team. could 2020 to be the _ solid jobs from the team. could 2020 to be the grand _ solid jobs from the team. could 2020 to be the grand slam - 2020 to be the grand slam breakthrough from alexander zverev, after winning the atp final to add to the olympic gold medal in tokyo. he won his sixth trophy of the season, ending a run of five straight losses to defending champion daniil medvedev. he broke once in each set and beat the reigning us open champion in 75 minutes to add to his season ending crown that he won in 2018. , ., , ._ ., 2018. there is no better way to end the season _ 2018. there is no better way to end the season than _ 2018. there is no better way to end the season than winning i end the season than winning here. i am obviously incredibly happy. very much looking forward to next year already. i just finished the match, i know, but we will see what happens. in know, but we will see what happens-— know, but we will see what ha ens. ., . . know, but we will see what ha - ens, ., ., ., .,y ., happens. in golf, what a way to end the season. _ happens. in golf, what a way to end the season. colin _ happens. in golf, what a way to end the season. colin marikana| end the season. colin marikana birdied five of the last seven holes to win the tour championship in dubai and
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cleats the season—long title. he picks up a $3 million check and becomes the first american to win the european tour's money list. he got a six under 66 to finish clear of fitzpatrick. rory mcilroy the overnight leader faded to finish tied for sixth. the day and the season belonging to the open champion, who called the win special and an honour. some little downs _ win special and an honour. some little downs in _ win special and an honour. some little downs in the _ win special and an honour. some little downs in the middle - win special and an honour. some little downs in the middle of- little downs in the middle of the year, towards the end of the year, towards the end of the pga tour year, but overall when i look back now, i have one more event, but i'm pretty happy. one more event, but i'm pretty happy- i one more event, but i'm pretty happy. i am an 0lympian, i have won three times, a major, a rolex series, i would say it's a pretty good group of wins to close out the year.— close out the year. young has cfinched close out the year. young has clinched the _ close out the year. young has clinched the biggest - close out the year. young has clinched the biggest prize - close out the year. young has clinched the biggest prize in l clinched the biggest prize in women's golf, winning the tour championship and the player of the year title and a $1.5
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million payday, after a flawless 63 in the final round on the cme championship, having started the day tied for first. she took the victory by one stroke. it means she beat nelly korda to the player of the year title. from the rest of the sport today team, we will see you very soon. hello. sunnier, colderweather by day means clearer, frostier conditions at night. and for many, it will be a frost as monday begins, but a fine, dry, sunny day to come. now feeling chilly although temperatures are edging back closer to average for the time of year. we've lost that straight wind from the north and, around this area of high pressure, some less chilly air feeding in.
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and so temperatures willjust recover closer to average for this time of year. and it is high pressure and that means a lot of dry weather for the next couple days. so cloud going to increase as we will see in a moment. not much cloud around though first thing monday with the extent of the frost, just the north coast of northern ireland, far north of scotland and down the east coast of england avoiding that frost. northern scotland with cloud and breeze seeing patchy rain, some showers feeding in towards kent and sussex and the channel islands. cloud increasing in northern ireland during the day. but for most, it's another sunny day to come and feeling chilly, although temperatures not far from average. it's all relative compared of course with the really mild autumn we've had so far. cloud increases from the north as we go through monday night and into tuesday morning, across scotland, northern ireland, into northern england and wales. the clearer skies in south wales, midlands and toward southern england is where we are most likely to have a frost on tuesday morning.
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there could also be some mist and fog patches. but frost is less widespread as tuesday begins. but there is more cloud around. despite the cloud, most places stay dry but still some patchy rain across parts of northern and western scotland. best of any lingering sunny spells in southern england, south wales, parts of the midlands too. more tens showing up on the chart here so temperatures have edged up a little. won't last long, though, because through wednesday there's another cold front moving southwards, for thursday we're into colder air coming down the north, at the end of the week we're watching this area of low pressure which is likely turn things windier and wetter. later this week, we're getting back into the colder air. as the wind picks up around that area of low pressure, wind chill will be more of a factor, along with an increasing chance of overnight frost. a fairly quiet few days before the weather turns more active later in the week. colder, wetter, windier and an increasing chance of getting some wintry showers as well.
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welcome to bbc news. i'm david eades. our top stories. a car's driven into a holiday parade in the american state of wisconsin, injuring more than 20 people with reports at least one person's died. a very tragic incident, a very chaotic incident. there is no other threats involved. the scene is now safe. the missing chinese tennis player peng shuai tells 0lympic officials in a video call that she's safe and well

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