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30 people including competitors have been hit

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by an outbreak of gastroenteritis at the World Athletics

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Issac Makwala, the world number one at 200m, the man

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who will be taking on Van Nika, does not start.

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We'll have the latest from the Championships.

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The family of a seven-year-old boy with a rare condition wins

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a High Court challenge over a life saving drug.

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Police in Norfolk step up patrols after a pensioner

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was stabbed to death while out walking his dogs.

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More than 40 maternity units in England closed their doors

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to new admissions at some point last year, according to new figures.

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And the National Games begin in Sheffield for competitors

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Coming to these Games actually gives them a chance to express

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themselves and to really show, not about what they can't do,

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And coming up in the sport on BBC News:

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Near misses for Britain at the World Athletics Championships.

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BBC commentator Steve Backley says it's not going to plan.

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Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.

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The organisers of the Athletics World Championships

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in London are working with Public Health England

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to try to contain an outbreak of gastroenteritis, which has

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affected 30 athletes and support staff.

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Botswana's Isaac Makwala, who was one of the favourites

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for today's 400 metres final, was forced to withdraw from the 200

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Let's go live now to the London Stadium and our sports

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Jane, you can imagine what it's like for these athletes. They train all

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year in order to peak at these major championships. This is the World

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Championships, it's absolutely right up there with the Olympics and for

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them to have to miss it because of something out of their control is

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obviously devastating. As you said, while those athletes was Issac

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Makwala, one of the favourites for a medal in both the 200 metres and the

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400 metres, he was forced, he says, to pull out of a 200 metres when he

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became sick yesterday and he told me this morning that he is heartbroken.

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It was supposed to be the start of his bid for world domination. Issac

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Makwala, he was aiming to double up in the 400 metre final tonight. But

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yesterday, he vomited before his 200 metre heat, seemingly a victim of

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the illness sweeping around the Tower hotel. Despite feeling OK,

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officials pulled out of the race as a precaution. Today he also feels

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fine but still has not been told if he's allowed to run in tonight 's

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final. His dream hangs in the balance. It's big. I feel

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heartbroken yesterday. I was ready for this. I worked hard for this. I

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was top of my game to come here. I was ready to make it possible. I

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came here for a medal. If some people force you to withdraw, I

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don't know, they could hang I'm OK to run but they might say no, I

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can't run. A bad thing. He's not the only one struck down at the worst

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possible time. The German team have been particularly affected. Four

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other athletes and several others in their support staff are taking ill

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before the weekend and many of athletes have now moved hotels. We

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understand the outbreak is isolated here, but the tower hotel released a

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statement concerning the hotel was not the source and went on to say

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that strict hygiene protocols have been put in place and that all

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public areas have been thoroughly sanitised. Gastroenteritis causes

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vomiting and diarrhoea and is usually caused by Mauro virus,

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believed to be the cause in these cases. It unpleasant, and easily

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spread, toxic combination for a hotel full of athletes. The

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important thing is if people have it, stay away from other people, so

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they're not at risk of passing it on. And to be very scrupulous about

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washing their hands when been to the toilet and vomited. The London

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organising committee say they are doing everything they can to get the

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illness in hand. In any event, when you have 20,000 people minimum

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coming in from every corner of the world, a possibility someone might

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come in with a bug. We've taken all the steps we needed to and we had

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the first indication that a member of the team had some symptoms as

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early as Friday. We were straight in with medical experts and Public

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Health England and they've been working with the teams at the hotel

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to make sure we have the right processes in place. The IAAF, the

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world governing body for athletics also released a statement saying

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they are also working with Public Health England to control this

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outbreak. They wouldn't comment individually on Issac Makwala's

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case, but we do know that one athlete from Ireland was forced to

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pull out of the 400 meter hurdles semifinals yesterday after coming

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down with a bug on Sunday. The British athletics camp say no one in

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their team has been affected and are saying they are staying in a

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different hotel but you can imagine the devastation for those athletes

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who have been affected by this at the worst possible time.

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Natalie, many thanks at the London stadium.

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The family of a seven-year-old autistic boy with a rare condition

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that puts him at risk of severe brain damage, has won a High Court

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challenge against a decision by the health service to refuse

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funding for a potentially life changing drug.

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NHS England had said the effectiveness of the drug,

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which would cost ?100 a day, hasn't been proved.

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Today a judge ruled that decision must be reconsidered.

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Our Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman is with me.

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It is quite a complicated case. Explain more about this. This little

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boy has a condition called PKU which means he can't metabolise protein.

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In fact, if he has more than 12 grams of protein a day he could

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suffer severe brain damage. On top of that, he is severely autistic and

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does not have speech or language, so managing his diet is incredibly

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difficult for his parents. His NHS consultant wanted to have a drug but

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it's a very expensive drug costing ?100 per day. NHS England turned

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that request down saying that it wasn't clinically effective or

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hadn't been proved. Today, Mrs Justice Andrew 's look at that

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position, dismissed the case on two grounds, but she did find that that

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decision was irrational. She said the clinical efficacy was beyond

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question. Is what that means there's NHS England will now have to go and

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look at that position again. It doesn't guarantee he will get this

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drug, there is very strong judgment behind him, is a good chance of that

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and NHS England have acknowledged the case failed on two grounds and

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they will look at this funding decision in his case again. Clive,

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thank you. Clive Coleman. Norfolk Police are running extra

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patrols in the village of East Harling, after an 83-year-old

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man was murdered at the weekend. He was stabbed in the head and neck,

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while walking his dogs in woodland. Our correspondent Adina Campbell

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reports from East Harling. The woodlands in East Harling,

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neither centre of a major centre. And 83 old man who had been walking

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his two dogs here was stabbed to death multiple times on Saturday

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morning. People are shocked and hurting because of the place where

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people go to enjoy their own leisure time with their families. The

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pensioner 's body was discovered near the five ways junction by a

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member of the public. The woodlands here in East Harling is a popular

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part of Norfolk, used by walkers, runners and bike trails. His body

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was found just over there where police have set up their forensic

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tent. He had been repeatedly stabbed in the neck and head. The pensioner

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is described as a family man from the East Harling area. Three days

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on, police are continuing their murder investigation and say the

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motive is still unclear. People will be shocked in relation to this and

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anybody shocked of this brutal murder, we have got our major

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investigation team investigating this matter, we have visible police

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at the scene. Police are now urging people who use these for paths to

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get in touch. Particularly if they were in this area and saw some

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unusual activity on Saturday morning. Uniformed officers remain

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at the scene. And local police patrols have also now increased.

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Adina Campbell, BBC News. More than 40% of maternity wards

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in England closed their doors to expectant mothers at least once

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last year according to data 42 out of 96 trusts in England

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which responded to a Freedom of Information request said they'd

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shut maternity wards temporarily, Labour has blamed staffing

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shortagesbut the government says closures are well

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rehearsed safety measures. Our Health Correspondent

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Dominic Hughes reports. Midwives provide specialist care

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to some of the health service's most But a shortage of staff,

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combined with a rising birth rate, Andrew Canter campaigns

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for improved maternity services. He and his wife lost a baby

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when their local centre was closed. You're in a situation when you been

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looking forward to the birth of your child for nine or ten

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months, and that is really So it takes a long time to get back

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on track and the ramifications are that it goes right

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across the family, whether it's the parents or grandparents,

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brothers or sisters, In England, 136 NHS Trusts

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offer maternity services. Last year, 42 of them

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closed their doors to There were 382 separate

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occasions where units The truth is, you cannot keep trying

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to run the NHS on a shoestring, putting them through the biggest

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financial squeeze in its history, and not expect

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standards of care to slip. The Royal College of Midwives said

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sometimes it is right to close a unit, but that doing

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so on a regular basis is the sign It's very rare for maternity units

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to be closed, and the fact that we have seen a 70% increase

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in how often that is happening, I think should give us cause

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for serious concern. More midwives are being trained,

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and the Department of Health says hospitals need to use temporary

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closures to manage peaks in admissions, but it is misleading

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to use these figures to indicate a shortage of staff,

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because of the difficulties around Students in Scotland have been

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receiving their long-awaited exam There has been a slight fall

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in the number of passes 77% achieved grades A-to-C,

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down very slightly on last year. More than a third of students signed

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up to an email or text alert to get their results,

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rather than waiting for the post. Our Scotland Correspondent

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Lorna Gordon reports. After all the hard work,

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the wait is over for these pupils at the Eastbank Academy in Glasgow,

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as they find out how they have I got the results I needed

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so that's really good. I got one A, two Bs and Cs,

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I know I know I lost maths I happy with that and I can

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come back and take maths I failed maths but I was

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expecting that so I'm OK. I got an A in Classics,

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how did that happen? Across Scotland, the pass rate this

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year in the higher exams sat by 16 and 17-year-olds,

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was broadly in line with last year. There was, though, is a significant

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drop in the number of candidates entered for National four exams,

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down from 123,000 It was all good news for these

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pupils but the Scottish education Exam results don't themselves

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telephone much about the standards Exam results don't themselves tell

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us much about the standards To do that, we need to look

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at international evidence, standards of literacy of declining

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in Scotland, and numeracy also. And in some respects,

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more worryingly, inequality of attainment is getting worse

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in Scotland, especially compared The Scottish Government has made

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closing the attainment gap between pupils from richer

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and poorer backgrounds a priority. This school has spent the money

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they have received on trying to increase the proportion of pupils

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who passed their Highers. And then go on to further

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or higher education. The Scottish Education Secretary,

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today meeting other students getting their results,

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said the government had a relentless To these results give us enormous

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confidence about the strengths that The investment we are making

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in people equity funding, which is supporting the measures

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that are designed to close the attainment gap in Scottish

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education, will be a fruit For now, the aim for many,

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to celebrate their results Has it all been plain sailing and

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gone according to plan? Not quite. A few candidates have faith and

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challenges finding out how they've done. As of 10am they said 90% of

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those who registered to receive their results by texted found out

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what their results were and 33,000 had been delivered but for the boat

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had still to get through. They say they understand people are probably

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pretty stressed and apologise and say everyone will get their

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certificate through the post by the end of the day. As to those who

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already know if they have done better or worse than expected, well

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help is on hand. There is this exam results helpline hearing Glasgow.

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It's received hundreds of calls from students and their parents

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discussing possible options going forward. Thank you, Lorna Gordon.

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A British woman is recovering in hospital after being shot

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while on holiday with her family in Brazil.

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Eloise Dixon from South London was driving with her partner

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and three children, when they took a wrong turn into an area controlled

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Our South America Correspondent Katy Watson reports.

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An innocent family on their summer holidays, Eloise Dixon,

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together with her partner and three young children, made one mistake

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It all happened in Angra dos Reis, about 90 miles south

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of Rio de Janeiro - a part of Brazil that's popular

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with tourists and has some of the country's

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The family had rented a car and, according to local media,

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were looking for a place to buy water when they made a wrong turning

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into a favela controlled by drug traffickers.

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Armed men fire at the car after the family failed

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Eloise Dixon, sitting in the front passenger seat, was shot twice -

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Taken to the local hospital, she underwent two hours of surgery.

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This could so easily have been fatal, but she survived.

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TRANSLATION: The bullet passed through the abdomen and fortunately

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did not hit the big blood vessels or the important organs.

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Many are no-go areas of cities and can be so dangerous even

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TRANSLATION: We have a community that we cannot enter,

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the press cannot enter, the public service cannot enter...

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That is inadmissible, we have to take urgent measures.

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According to doctors, Eloise Dixon is recovering well from surgery.

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Awake and talking, she is expected to be transferred to a hospital

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in the city of Rio de Janeiro, where she'll continue her recovery.

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About 30 people, including the Botswanan medal hopeful

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Isaac Makwala, have been hit by an outbreak of gastroenteritis

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at the World Athletics Championships in London.

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And still to come on the programme...

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An insight into why some British women from a South Asian

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background are delaying getting treated for cancer,

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England's World Cup cricket star Anya Shrubsole will miss

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She's out for at least two weeks, suffering from side strain.

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South Africa's parliament will vote in secret later this afternoon

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on a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

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It was tabled by the opposition in response to his sacking

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of his Finance Minister earlier this year, a move which sparked

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Mr Zuma has survived several votes of no-confidence in the past -

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and the governing ANC party says it will back the President this time.

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Hundreds protesting outside South Africa's parliament -

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calling for President Jacob Zuma's removal from office.

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A vote of no-confidence was initiated after nine Cabinet

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ministers were sacked in March, including the well respected

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his Deputy, Mcebisi Jonas.

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It was widely believed they were removed as they were not

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cooperating with the President's close business associates,

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the Gupta family, in giving them government contracts.

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A controversial decision lead the country to an economic

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downgrade, plunging it into a second recession in a decade.

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Opposition parties approached the Constitutional Court,

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asking it to rule that a secret ballot against the President

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would be the best option to ensure that members of Parliament vote

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The choice is quite simple, actually.

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It's a choice between whether you stand, if you stand with Jacob Zuma

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or against Jacob Zuma, it's as simple as that choice.

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You stand for the interests of South Africa or you don't.

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But the question is - are there enough ANC MPs

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disillusioned with their President to vote against him

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Just over a quarter are needed for this motion to pass.

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We are throwing a serious, we are detonating a serious

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bomb in South Africa, to our government, but also

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to a very important party that has brought us where we are.

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It is anyone's guess how the voting will go,

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but there is no doubt that the ANC is divided now more than ever,

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as it prepares to choose Jacob Zuma's successor in December.

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Long queues are being reported at polling stations in Kenya,

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with many people waiting all night to vote in the country's

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Kenyans are choosing representatives for six levels of government,

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There are eight candidates running for president,

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including the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, and his longstanding

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BUT THERE ARE FEARS THE RESULT COULD SPARK ETHNIC VIOLENCE.

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Our Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead is in Nairobi.

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THE POLLS HAVE BEEN OPEN FOR A FEW HOURS. WHAT IS THE MOOD, WHAT HAS

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BEEN HAPPENING? A couple of hours to go before they close. Still queues

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of people. A big turnout, we think, and so far everything has gone very

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well. The key thing has been about the system of voting, it's a

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electronic, the first time this has been rolled out to this extent and

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seeds to be working so far. People put some down or show their IDs,

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found of the folders voters roll and they can vote, it has slowed things

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down a bit but as long as it works, things are set to go well. The key

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thing for success in this election is that that system to work and for

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whoever loses, and this is basically a two horse race between the current

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incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta and his opponent, Raila Oding. If it

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is very close its the latter of which of them takes that defeat

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well. Whoever loses, if they stay back and say, yes let's bring this

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country together, things will go well. If they don't, that is where

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the questions live. That is why people here are afraid, because

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there has been violence in the past and allegations of rigging. We are

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waiting now for those votes to start coming in. Thank you very much.

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Britain's most senior judge has told the Government it must provide more

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clarity about how UK law will be developed after Britain

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Currently, UK legislation is subject to rulings made

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Lord Newberger, who steps down as President of the Supreme Court

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in October, said Parliament must be "very clear" in telling judges how

:22:53.:22:55.

The internet giant Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal

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memo defending the gender gap in technology jobs as

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James Damore, a software engineer, suggested there were fewer

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women at the organisation because of biological differences.

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Google's chief executive said the memo broke the company's code

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of conduct, and advanced harmful gender stereotypes.

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Let's speak to our technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.

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It does seem that Google fired him pretty quickly? I think it became

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clear how seriously the company took this. When the chief executive broke

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off his holiday, came back to Google and sent out his 11 oh, it said he

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supported the right of staff to express themselves. But then it

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said, our job is to build great products for users that make a

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difference in their lives. To suggest a group of our colleagues

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have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is

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offensive and not OK. He took it very seriously and ended up with

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this man being fired. Thanks very much.

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A number of British women from South Asian backgrounds

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are reporting cancer later than other ethnic groups,

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because of a perceived stigma about the disease.

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That's according to researchers, who say they are worried that

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cultural taboos are leading to women dying prematurely in

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Amber Haque has been looking at what could be done

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This lady found a lump in her breast when she was 36. She grew up in a

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strict Indian community where even talking about the disease was

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something shameful. I didn't tell them, because I just thought if

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people hear the fact I've got cancer, they're going to think it's

:24:56.:25:00.

a death sentence. Maybe I lead a balanced life, therefore God has

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punished me, and so hiding it was the obvious choice. This researcher

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has spent the previous years looking at attitudes towards cancer in the

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South Asian community. They would hide the shame, in their

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eyes, of having a cancer diagnosis, because they felt it would influence

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their children's future. Also about the influence from males and elders

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in the family and if they didn't think will and should be going for

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screening, they wouldn't go. The reluctance to go for a sneer, it's

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like you don't want to be defiled. The husband, it's like you're being

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unfaithful to them. It's like infidelity. If you research projects

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Abingdon in this area show South Asian women have reduced survival

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rate and are more likely to go to the doctors when their tumours are

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advanced. Because of the ignorance of not

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presenting early, not going through the screening programme not

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examining their breasts, they are presenting late and this reminds me

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of a woman who came to see us. Her breast was smelling so much you

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couldn't even sit next to her. I don't know how long she was hiding

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that. She had literally left it that long? What happened to her? And

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fortunately she died. You see? Because the cancer had spread.

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Charities and local authorities have been trying to help the South Asian

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community addressed this issue, but many feel it such a deep rooted

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cultural stigma that it will not be easy to change attitudes stop here

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on from the medical profession and I know these things, and yet I still

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felt I had to hide it from everybody else. That's down to my upbringing.

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That's down to the baggage, and I consider it baggage, that I carry.

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Pravina is still in relation but worries other women are suffering

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unnecessarily. Amber Haque, BBC News.

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We have been talking about the world athletics Championships in London.

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There is another sporting event going on.

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It starts in Sheffield today, bringing together two and a half

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Every competitor at The Special Olympics National Games has

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It's estimated that one and a half million people

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across Britain live with some form of intellectual disability -

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but sporting provision for them faces major funding challenges,

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as our sports correspondent Joe Wilson reports.

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In Sheffield this week there is sport everywhere. The National games

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of the Special Olympics, 20 disciplines, two and a half thousand

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competitors and what links the lives they love sport. What links them all

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if they have a learning disability, and that can make life a daily

:27:52.:27:58.

challenge. Getting like around, travelling and stuff like that and

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everybody being nasty to Lee, bullying me, stuff like that. That

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happen to you? Yes, it does. Doesn't happen here, doing the sport? Know,

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everybody is the same. A lot of people with intellectual

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disabilities, they feel they're being left out from the community

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and from the exclusion. Where is coming to these games gives them a

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chance to express themselves and to really show not about what they

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can't do, but about what they can do and more.

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To stage all this board takes money and for the first time this national

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games of the Special Olympics has received direct treasury funding, ?2

:28:43.:28:45.

million from the government. But when the event starts at the

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weekend, so does that cash. We're hoping that this event will

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just show what the benefit of supporting Special Olympics by the

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government is. The Olympic movement was about friendship, was about

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camaraderie, was about achieving to one's best, so perhaps that has got

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lost. That's what you get here in Sheffield? Yes, yeah, yeah.

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Participation is everything. To date competitors are classified so they

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can be matched against others of the similar standards later this week,

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but each local club has had to raise some ?400 for each competitor just

:29:23.:29:28.

to enter. James Thorpe and his dad Simon exploring the athletes

:29:29.:29:31.

village, father tries to find the opportunities for his son to do

:29:32.:29:36.

gymnastics. How many different disciplines do you do? Floor? Floor,

:29:37.:29:43.

high bar Cole Hammer horse on the rings. P bars... What's the jump?

:29:44.:29:53.

The vault. There's one place that I know that James is accepted and

:29:54.:29:59.

that's where he's gone since he was five or six. Even that is now

:30:00.:30:03.

struggling for funding. While Sheffield United's up the opening --

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hosts the opening ceremony this evening with some special guests.

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1.5 million people in this country have a learning disability, let's

:30:14.:30:17.

put the spotlight on them, give them their chance and everybody deserves

:30:18.:30:21.

a chance. That's just what this is about. That spirit defeats the

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weather in this city but it can't overcome a lack of funds and as this

:30:26.:30:30.

national games begins there is no certainty where or if there will be

:30:31.:30:33.

another. Joe Wilson, BBC News, in Sheffield.

:30:34.:30:36.

Police in south west London are asking for help to identify

:30:37.:30:38.

a jogger, who appeared to push a pedestrian into the path of a bus.

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Keep an eye on the man on the right of your screen.

:30:49.:30:51.

This CCTV footage of the incident shows him running along

:30:52.:30:53.

Putney Bridge, and appearing to push the woman into the road.

:30:54.:30:57.

The oncoming bus has to swerve into the next lane

:30:58.:30:59.

The bus stopped and passengers went to help the woman,

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Time for a look at the weather...

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That is the Yorkshire coast. Rain is not the whole story this week that a

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big part of the story. You can see from the radar picture, what a soggy

:31:35.:31:37.

day so far in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and in the Midlands. We

:31:38.:31:41.

have started the season heavy showers across parts of East Anglia

:31:42.:31:44.

and the south-east. Also towards the south-west. These were the shower

:31:45.:31:49.

clouds beginning to build in North Devon a little earlier on this

:31:50.:31:53.

morning. As we go through the rest of the day, across England and Wales

:31:54.:31:57.

generally quite cloudy, some outbreaks of rain and heavy

:31:58.:32:00.

downpours in places. The driest of the weather and the brightest of the

:32:01.:32:05.

weather today will be across Scotland and Northern Ireland. A few

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showers but plenty of sunshine, 18-19d. North-east England on the

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Midlands, look at the temperatures, just 13 or 14 degrees this

:32:15.:32:23.

afternoon. A bit warmer that East Anglia and the south-east but these

:32:24.:32:25.

heavy downpours could give some poor travelling conditions and perhaps

:32:26.:32:27.

flash flooding and hefty showers continuing in Wales on the

:32:28.:32:29.

south-west, but with some glimpses of blue sky and Sanchon in between.

:32:30.:32:34.

A lot going on through the rush hour and into the night. These clumps of

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wet weather with some thunder and lightning at times continue to

:32:38.:32:41.

circulate around the Northern Ireland and Scotland largely dry

:32:42.:32:44.

with clear spells and temperatures a little chilly in the north, staying

:32:45.:32:49.

fairly mild further south. Two halves to weather story tomorrow.

:32:50.:32:53.

Low-pressure hanging around towards the east and south-east. More rain

:32:54.:32:57.

to come here but more high-pressure toppling in from the West. That

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means for Northern Ireland and Scotland, increasingly northern

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England and West Wales, some better weather prospects tomorrow. Not so

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further south and east. This band of wet weather is sinking very slowly

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southwards and eastwards. Some heavy rain moving slowly enough it could

:33:15.:33:18.

cause some big problems, travel disruption, maybe some issues with

:33:19.:33:22.

flooding. On Thursday, the last of that rain still hanging on across

:33:23.:33:26.

the south-east. The area of high pressure builds further across the

:33:27.:33:30.

country, so many places fine and dry on Thursday. However, the end of the

:33:31.:33:33.

week brings this frontal system from the West. It will bring some

:33:34.:33:37.

outbreaks of rain, heavy in the West, lighter and more patchy in the

:33:38.:33:42.

south-east. Quite windy with gales in the far north-west, 16-20d, but

:33:43.:33:47.

the weekend, a little bit of hope because it looks things will turn

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dry with some sunny spells. Goodness, I hope so! Thank you. That

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is all from us for now. On

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