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"We're really passionate about using space for good" Melissa Thorpe, head of Spaceport Cornwall, says that one of the 9 small satellites which will be launched in a historic milestone for UK spaceflight, will be used to monitor climate change in Cornwall bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0cs66…
"We cannot shield people from falling living standards under these circumstances" Sir Bernard Jenkin has compared the energy price increases to a "second crisis" after Covid. He adds it's important to ensure people aren't running up debts or having to turn off heating. #BBCWATO
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Sir Bernard Jenkin has described efforts to discredit the investigation by the Privileges Committee into whether Boris Johnson mislead Parliament over Partygate as a "terrorist campaign". #BBCWATO
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Dave Walton, Deputy Chief Fire Officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, says risk of wild fires are being increased by disposable barbecues. "The very heat of a foil tray sat on the ground is enough to start the fire when its that dry. It doesn't even need the spark"
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General Sir Richard Barrons, former Commander of UK Joint Forces Command, tells @JonnyDymond it is "not completely unthinkable" that Russia may turn to tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine. #BBCWATO
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"Water is something we just take for granted so much" Sir John Amitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, tells @JonnyDymond that if people are more aware of how much they’re paying, then this could be an incentive to use less water #BBCWATO bbc.co.uk/news/science-envir…
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Tony Danker of @CBItweets tells #BBCWATO that "there will be a vacuum from now until September 5th, and we need the current Prime Minister and current Chancellor to fill that vacuum... We cannot wait until September 5th for action"
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The Bank of England has announced that it is putting up interest rates from 1.25% to 1.75%. It's the biggest rise in more than 25 years. Radio 4's PM presenter @EvanHD sat down with @JonnyDymond to explain the impact this news will have on the economy. #BBCWATO
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Journalist @jonronson tells @JonnyDymond the leaked text data of Alex Jones, which have been used in a defamation trial to accuse him of perjury, may show texts from the period in which he attended the US Capitol riots which could be used as evidence in other proceedings #BBCWATO
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Why are you supporting Truss over Sunak despite her making an 'active decision' not to resign over Boris Johnson? @JonnyDymond asks Sajid Javid. The role of PM "requires someone that's best placed to unite the party & I think Liz has shown that she is", Javid replies. #BBCWATO
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"This is the foremost strategic priority for any incoming government" Alicia Kearns, Conservative MP and member of Foreign Affairs Select Committee, says the UK "owe it to the people of Taiwan" to make our industries less reliant on China. #BBCWATO bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-62…
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“This could be Liz’s ‘dementia tax’ moment” Conservative Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen says Liz Truss’s u-turn on regional public sector pay plans could damage her leadership campaign, comparing it to Theresa May’s 2017 social care proposal #bbcwato
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Full interview with Jim Gamble on the strip search of Child Q here: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0cp9q… #BBCWATO
"Whether deliberate or not, racism was likely to have played a part. Adultification is part of that." Jim Gamble, who led a City & Hackney safeguarding review of the Child Q scandal, tells #BBCWATO similar strip-searches could have happened "at any one of a range of schools".
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"Whether deliberate or not, racism was likely to have played a part. Adultification is part of that." Jim Gamble, who led a City & Hackney safeguarding review of the Child Q scandal, tells #BBCWATO similar strip-searches could have happened "at any one of a range of schools".
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Hear @Sarah_Montague's full interview with Germany's Ambassador to the UK, Miguel Berger, here: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0cp3z… #bbcwato
"The blame should not be given to France... because of Brexit, you have border controls. The passport needs to be stamped." Germany's Ambassador Miguel Berger insists long queues at the Port of Dover at the weekend are "part of the Brexit reality". #BBCWATO
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"The blame should not be given to France... because of Brexit, you have border controls. The passport needs to be stamped." Germany's Ambassador Miguel Berger insists long queues at the Port of Dover at the weekend are "part of the Brexit reality". #BBCWATO
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"We might have to temporarily shut down sectors of our industry but we also have to reduce the heating." Ambassador Miguel Berger warns a tough winter and a Russian gas embargo could leave Germans literally in the cold. #BBCWATO
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"The government has taken the necessary decisions. We have brought down the dependence on Russian gas from 50% to only 25%." Ambassador Miguel Berger defends Germany's reliance on Russia for gas supplies, saying it's less dependent than many Eastern European states. #BBCWATO
"Many other countries didn't heed the warnings and now we are all paying the price." Polish Foreign Affairs Minister Pawel Jablonski singles out Germany for making Europe "more dependent on Russian gas". #BBCWATO bbc.co.uk/news/business-6230…
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"Many other countries didn't heed the warnings and now we are all paying the price." Polish Foreign Affairs Minister Pawel Jablonski singles out Germany for making Europe "more dependent on Russian gas". #BBCWATO bbc.co.uk/news/business-6230…
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