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this is bbc news. the headlines at ten. us—israeli relations sour, as prime minister netanyahu accuses us secretary of statejohn kerry of bias against israel over the expansion ofjewish settlements. five—time olympic champion and tour de france winner sir bradley wiggins announces his retirement from cycling, aged 36. one woman has died and several people have been injured after a series of crashes in ice and fog on the aao in oxfordshire. also in the next hour — health officials warn of a "middle—aged health crisis" in england. people aged between a0 and 60 are advised to change their lifestyles, as eight in 10 are overweight, inactive or drinking too much. harrison ford has led tributes to star wars co—star carrie fisher, who has died at the age of 60, calling her "one of a kind". good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. american secretary of statejohn kerry has defended the decision by the obama administration to let the un security council pass a resolution declaring israeli settlements illegal. he said it was aimed at preserving the possibility of a two—state solution, which he warned was now in serious jeopardy. the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, said the speech was biased against israel and focused obsessively on settlements. our middle east correspondent yolande knell reports from jerusalem. another bitter row between outgoing and incoming us presidents, this time over israel. donald trump complaining the country is being treated with total disdain and disrespect, but telling it to stay
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strong until 20th january, when he takes office. it was the idea of tonight's speech by us secretary speech by us secretary of statejohn kerry that angered the president elect. he said chances of peace with the palestinians were slipping away. the truth is that trends on the ground — violence, terrorism, incitement, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation — they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides. this follows last week's un security council resolution calling for a total halt in israeli settlement building on occupied land. the us did not use its veto power to protect israel, as it customarily does. the obama administration has just three weeks left, but it's still trying to make a difference here in the middle east, knowing that when donald trump takes over, he will be more supportive of israel and its position
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on settlements and jerusalem, in particular. if possible, it would like to tie his hands. the secretary of state complains that settlers are defining the future of israel. a member of the coalition was quick to give his response. it was a good speech but totally unconnected to reality. john kerry is leaving behind a middle east in flames, genocide in syria, iran dashing towards a nuclear weapon and now, throwing israel under the bus. there were two rounds of peace talks between israel and the palestinians in president 0bama's years, both of which broke down acrimoniously. the white house would like to advance peace efforts in the coming days, but the danger is it is too little, too late. the israeli prime minister has angrily dismissed mr kerry's speech. he said he hoped the bilateral relationship with the us would survive what he called the "profound disagreements" with the obama administration. in a speech ostensibly about peace between israelis and palestinians,
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secretary kerry paid lip service to the unremitting campaign of terrorism that has been waged by the palestinians against the jewish state for nearly a century. what he did was to spend most of his speech blaming israel for the lack of peace by passionately condemning a policy of enabling jews to live in their historic homeland and in their eternal capital, jerusalem. husam zomlot is the co—founder of the palestine strategy group, and spoke to the bbc from ramallah this evening. he was asked if he was surprised by mr netanyahu's response to secretary kerry's speech. very expected, actually. net an‘s rejection of secretary kerry's
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speech is expected. his rejection of the security council resolution as well. his rejection of the french initiative and the upcoming international peace conference in paris on the 15th of january is also expected. unfortunately, benjamin netanyahu expected. unfortunately, benjamin neta nyahu misses all of expected. unfortunately, benjamin netanyahu misses all of these opportunities to advance on the cause of peace because he does not believe in it. he does not believe in the two—state solution, he does not want to quit his occupation, he does not want to allow for the creation of an independent sovereign state of palestine. he does not want to listen to the advice of his and israel's most close allies, including the us. hejust wants israel's most close allies, including the us. he just wants to continue the land grab and the criminalisation and the subjugation ofan criminalisation and the subjugation of an entire nation for more than 100 years now. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10.45 and 11.30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are laura hughes, political correspondent
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at the daily telegraph, and tom bergin, business correspondent at reuters. a woman has died after up to 20 vehicles were involved in a series of collisions on the aao near witney in oxfordshire. the crashes happened over more than half a mile, in fog this morning. sangita myska sent this report from the scene. photographs taken minutes after this mornings crash show in chilling detail the mangled wreckage of at least 20 vehicles. eyewitnesses described seeing cars skidding across the road through thick fog, smashing into one another, spilling debris across two lanes of the a40. i was justjoining the aao when i saw the brake lights and the hazard lights, so i came to a stop and then i got out of the vehicle and saw the carnage ahead and the carnage behind. the emotions were very high, people were obviously scared. it was a bit like a movie scene, really. a lot of havoc, people injured, a lot of destruction. this afternoon, recovery vehicles
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continue to clear wreckage in an attempt to reopen a road that links london to wales. it has been several hours since the accident happened this morning and there are still about a dozen vehicles yet to be cleared from this part of the a40. there is still a thick fog over this area of road. visibility now is probably about 200 metres. but police officers here tell me that this morning, when the crashes happened, drivers could see no further than about 15 metres ahead, and that there was black ice on this road. one woman in her 50s died at this scene of the crash. two other people remain in a serious condition in hospital. as families continue to crisscross britain this holiday, the police are urging travellers to check weather conditions and drive with caution. police are appealing for help to trace two young sisters who have gone missing from their west midlands home. 10—year—old naiyesha murrain
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and her 11—year—old sister ashanti marshall were last seen yesterday evening in aston, in birmingham. police were called three hours later when family members found that the siblings had gone. middle—aged people are putting themselves at risk of serious health problems unless they take action to change their lifestyles, according to health officials. public health england says 80% of 40— to 60—year—olds are overweight, drinking too much and not getting enough exercise. it says modern life is putting middle aged people at a greater risk of developing diseases like type 2 diabetes. here's our health correspondent sophie hutchinson. this is the trim new look of lee parker since exercising and changing his diet. just a few months ago, he weighed 22 stone. now, he can fit into one of his old trouser legs. the wake—up call came when his seven—year—old son told him that he loved him,
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even though he was fat. it was a case ofjust, "shall we order a pizza tonight?" we had food in, but couldn't be bothered cooking it. you just become a bit lazy and drawn out with the daily grind of routine. figures show worrying trends. almost 80% of women aged 40 to 60 are either overweight, obese, physically inactive or drinking more than official guidelines. and almost 90% of men fall into the same category. amongst the health risks is diabetes — it's doubled in this age group in the past 20 years, and treatment costs the nhs in england an estimated £14 billion a year. the reason we're seeing these increases in chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease is in a large part because of behaviours adopted during the 40 to 60 age period, so for example still smoking, not taking enough physical activity or drinking too much alcohol. and public health england
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is offering some help. this is the online health quiz that government officials want 40— to 60—year olds to take part in. it is on the one you website and asks question about whether you are a man or woman and why you might want to become more healthy. it looks pretty straightforward, but the question is, will it help to tackle the health crisis for middle—aged people? it's extremely hard, i have actually no willpower whatsoever — our life is too good and we have too much choice. i lead a very unhealthy lifestyle. fatty food, smoking, drinking, no exercise. there's too much temptation, it's too easy to go to the supermarket and buy a ready meal and put it in the microwave. and you don't have to do a thing! how hard is it to be healthy?
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it's not that difficult to be healthy if you put your mind to it. the government is hoping to nudge people into following the example of lee, with a tax on sugary drinks expected to help when it comes in in 2018, but many health professionals and campaigners are concerned that measures still don't go far enough. the coastguard in kent has called off an extensive search for the night after a fishing boat sank around 17 miles off ramsgate. one person died and another was found clinging to the upturned hull early this morning and was airlifted to hospital. 0ur correspondent simon jones has more. capsized. it's believed the fishing boat from belgium overturned at 11 o'clock last night. but it wasn't until first light, some eight hours later, that one of the crew members was spotted by another boat, clinging to the hull. lucky to be alive? absolutely, yeah. i mean at this time of year, in the southern north sea, water temperature about 9.5 degrees and the air temperature less than that. so, yes, a significant risk in terms of hypothermia.
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but yeah, he's in the proper care of the hospital authorities at present. he was able to tell his rescuers that two of his fellow crew members were missing, prompting a major response. two lifeboats from ramsgate have been taking part in the search, which has also involved two divers and a doctor being flown in from belgium. the huge operation taking place around 17 miles off the coast from here. after several hours, a second crew member was found, showing signs of life — but later died in hospital. the search for the third man has now been called off for the day. although the coastguard says it's possible for people to survive in the water at this time of year for 15 hours, hope is now fading. a 33—year—old man has been charged
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after the death of a baby daughter. mr parker will appear before magistrates tomorrow. nhs hospitals have made more money than everfrom parking charges in fines. figures from 89 health trusts across england suggest £120 million was raised from parking fees last year — that's up 5% on the year before. there's been sharp criticism of the charges from patient groups, as daniel boettcher reports. at this north london hospital today, despite the fog, the parking signs were clear. a charge of £3 an hour for patients and visitors, and that helped the trust to which it belongs bring in more than £2.3 million last year. the hospital does offer concessionary rates. for example, for blue badge holders and chemo or radiotherapy patients. and it says all the money is invested in the trust and used for the benefit of patients. still, some felt it was unreasonable. i have a long—term condition and i go into hospital quite frequently.
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my husband has to pay and my family have to pay to come to see me in hospital. we are visiting sick people, or you're taking sick people to the hospital. and they are just taking the mickey out of you. if you come in as a patient, you should not be charged parking. it's ridiculous. there has been pressure on hospitals in england to reduce parking charges, but figures obtained by the press association under freedom of information requests show that, overall, the levels have never been higher. more than half of the trusts that responded made at least £1 million a year from car parking fees. in many cases, the figures were much higher, and they have been rising. 89 out of 120 trusts provided responses. of those, the heart of england nhs foundation trust had the highest parking income at more than £4.8 million. 0verall, nhs trusts in england made in excess of £120 million. that's an increase of 5% on the previous year. and, say those pressing for reform, an unacceptable burden
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for vulnerable patients. we understand that hospitals are under enormous financial pressures. most trusts are in deficit, but the answer isn't to raise revenue by charging patients, and particularly not patients who are travelling regularly, for life—saving cancer treatment. that feels like it is a tax on illness, rather than a way of maintaining a car park. campaigners say england should follow the lead of scotland and wales, where charges have been abolished in all but a handful of cases. many trusts argue that some or all of the money raised goes back into patient care, while the department of health says it expects all nhs organisations to follow its guidelines and put concessions in place for those who most the need help. 0ur our main headlines... the palestinian president says he's
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ready to resume peace efforts with israel if it stops construction of settlements. that's after the us secretary of state john settlements. that's after the us secretary of statejohn kerry settlements. that's after the us secretary of state john kerry warned that a two—state solution is in jeopardy. sir bradley wiggins, the first british cyclist to win the tour de france, retires from cycling, saying he has been lucky enough to fulfil his childhood aspirations. and one woman has died and several people are injured after four accidents involving 20 vehicles on the a40 in oxfordshire. harrison ford has led tributes to star wars co—star carrie fisher, who has died at the age of 60, calling her "one of a kind". the actress, best known for her role as princess leia in star wars, had been in hospital since suffering a cardiac arrest on a flight from london to los angeles last friday. 0ur entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba looks back at her life. clever and confident... what the hell are you doing?! somebody has to save our skins!
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..occasionally caustic... will somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way? carrie fisher's leia wasn't your typical princess waiting to be rescued. for luck. what appealed to me was that george lucas, who wrote it and directed it, didn't want a damsel in distress, didn't want your stereotypical princess, you know. the galactic princess grew up hollywood royalty, the daughter of ‘50s movie legend debbie reynolds. throughout her acting career, she battled drug addiction and mental illness. writing about it was a form of therapy for her. people used to ask me, you know, right after i got sober, initially they'd say, so, are you happy now? i would say, among other things, happy is one of the many things, the many emotions i will go through in a day. i love you. an instantly recognisable face after star wars, from time to time there were appearances in other films, like when harry met sally. her mother has led tributes, saying... 0n initially meeting carrie,
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i didn't see carrie fisher the actress, i saw princess leia before me. that's really who she was for a large part was for a large part of the filming for me, i was a huge star wars fan. that was initially how i met her but i got to know what a kind and fun person she was to be around. in 2015, she reprised to her role as princess leia in star wars: the force awakens, and that's how millions will remember her. time for sportsday.
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hello and welcome to sportsday. coming up... wiggins makes his way towards the exit after a record—breaking career. spurs are spurred on by midfield man dele alli, who is course twice as totte n ha m alli, who is course twice as tottenham beat southampton 4—1. and celtic extend their lead at the top of the scottish premiership after rangers trawl with st johnstone. of the scottish premiership after rangers trawl with stjohnstone. —— draw. good evening.
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britain's most decorated 0lympian and tour de france winner sir bradley wiggins has retired from cycling. in a statement this afternoon, he said he'd been lucky enough to "live a dream" from a sport he fell in love with when he was 12. it ends a stunning career which brought the briton multiple honours, but wiggins has recently faced repeated questions about medical treatments he received when in training. 0ur sports news correspondent richard conway reports. 0n the road and on the track, sir bradley wiggins dominated his sport like few others. gold medallist and olympic champion, bradley wiggins! he's the uk's most decorated 0lympian, winning eight medals over 16 years. in 2012, he became the first briton to claim the tour de france title, achievements which took him on a path to the palace. but after so much success over
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the years, sir bradley wiggins' remarkable career has finally rolled to a halt, saying he has fulfilled all his childhood dreams and aspirations. it's easy sitting now with all of the glory, to say, yes, let's do it all again, but when you're out there, i wouldn't like to think at any moment, why did you carry on? i always wanted to go out on top, and it has been an incredible year. wiggins kindled his love of cycling at his local club in south london. at the age of 12, he knew what he wanted to achieve, telling his teachers that one day he would be olympic champion. he delivered on that promise, winning his first gold at the 2004 athens games. all at a time when british cycling success was far from the norm. and his personality, intertwined with a love of mod culture, helped him to transcend and popularise his sport. his retirement comes at a time
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of heightened scrutiny into his career, though. earlier this year, russian hackers revealed wiggins had been given powerful steroid injections before three key races, including his 2012 tour de france win. the substance involved is banned under normal circumstances, as it can be performance—enhancing. but wiggins legally and legitimately applied for a medical exemption, he says, to treat hay fever. this wasn't about trying to find a way to gain an unfair advantage. this was about putting myself back on a level playing field in order to compete at the highest level. one of britain's brightest sporting careers is now at an end. but it was one that was coloured throughout by gold and yellow. in the premier league, dele alli's
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double helped tottenham to a convincing win away at southampton tonight. we saw a red card, a missed penalty and those five goals as well. it is the time of view for visiting old friends. mauricio pochettino brought his spurs side back to his old club. but their travels have been difficult of late. here against southampton, it seemed no different. they were behind after barely a minute through virgil van dijk. not such a happy return so far. in fact it may well have been worse, had nathan redmond had just a bit more luck. but this was not his night, nor was it southampton‘s. dele alli got the equaliser. the visitors finally began to make themselves feel at home. level at themselves feel at home. level at the break but it would not stay that way for long. harry kane got his tenth goal of the season. it was a telly he really should have added to. redmond's foul cost southampton
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penalty and him a red card. although there will be no further punishment. well, not yet. tottenham got their third and then dele alli completed the perfect comeback. for manager pochettino, it was the perfect welcome back. after yesterday and before yesterday, the results, the top sides are all won the game is chosen for us it is important, still fighting, we are in a good position. yes, i think it is a good position to attack in the second part of the season. to attack in the second part of the season. that wind is not do anything for the league positions, but spurs are hot on the heels of arsenal in fourth affect the same goal difference. southampton remain in eighth place. in the scottish premiership, rangers fell further behind leaders celtic as they were held to a 1—1
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draw at stjohnstone. the visitors dominated early on and took the lead through barrie mckay after stjohnstone ‘keeper zander clark could only parryjoe garner's shot. but that was undone as rob kiernan‘s underhit back pass was intercepted by steven maclean to level. so, rangers failing to keep up with leaders celtic. the reigning champions beat ross county 2—0. motherwell beat bottom side in the deaths. partick thistle beat dundee 2-0. and deaths. partick thistle beat dundee 2—0. and here's what that has done for the table. the old firm derby takes place on new year's eve. it's looking
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ominous, unless you are a celtic fan, of course. the former wales and manchester united captain ryan giggs and the current wales manager chris coleman are among the favourites for the vacant job at swansea city. the premier league side sacked bob bradley last night afterjust 85 days in charge. here's nick palit with more. despite making history when he was appointed in october is the first american to manage in the premier league, under bob bradley, the swans have had a dire record. a wonjust two out of 11 games and conceded 29 goals. after another humiliating defeat to west ham here on boxing day, fans were chanting for bradley to be sacked, with half the premier league season remaining. last night, the club did that. chairman huw jenkins said, with the club going through such a tough time, they would have to try and find the a nswe i’s would have to try and find the answers and get ourselves out of trouble. bradley himself believes the contentious way the new american owners took over control of the club, angering some supporters, did not help his situation. the way
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things were done after bad taste. in that regard, i knew i was going to be caught between a rock and a hard place. but in life, you've got to be willing to take chances and go for it. at the club shop, there was approvalfor his it. at the club shop, there was approval for his sacking.|j it. at the club shop, there was approval for his sacking. i think they've done the right thing. although he is a nice guy,, that, but i think he's a little bit out of his depth. it was about time he left. he doesn't know enough about foot ball left. he doesn't know enough about football in this country, i don't think. one early favourite to take over is ryan giggs, the former wales and manchester united captain, who was interviewed for the job earlier in the season. the question would be weather ryan giggs wanted the job, having really, knowing that he was second choice after bradley originally. that said, the chances in premier league management are few and far between. other names in the frame include alan pardew, who was recently sacked by crystal palace,
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one of the swans‘ relegation rivals. 42—year—old gary rowett was birmingham manager until earlier this month but impressed many with what he did at birmingham. and nigel pearson successfully kept leicester in the premier league two seasons ago, when they were in similar circumstances to ago, when they were in similar ci rcu msta nces to swa nsea ago, when they were in similar circumstances to swansea city now. and then there is wales manager chris coleman, a local boy who used to play for the swans, and who led wales to the semifinals of euro 16. whoever takes over the liberty stadium will inherit side with just three wins all season, the worst defence in the premier league and only one off the bottom of the table only one off the bottom of the table on goal difference. you have got to replace quality with quality, and i don't think they've done that. the january window will be absolutely crucial to them. coaches alan curtis and poor williams will be in temporary charge for the visits of bournemouth on new year‘s eve. that‘s all from sportsday tonight. 5-0 that‘s all from sportsday tonight. 5—0 watching. —— thank you very much
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for watching. good evening. britain‘s most decorated 0lympian and tour de france winner sir bradley wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling. in a statement this afternoon he said he had been lucky enough to live a dream and make a career out of a sport he fell in love with when he was 12. it ends a stunning run of success which also brought him world championships and many other honours. but it follows questions about medical treatments he received in training. this report from our sports news correspondent richard conway. 0n the road and on the track, sir bradley wiggins dominated his sport like few others. commentator: gold medallist and olympic champion bradley wiggins. he‘s the uk‘s most decorated 0lympian, winning eight medals over 16 years. in 2012, he became the first briton to claim the tour de france title. achievements which took him on a path to the palace. but, after so much that
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sets over the years, sir bradley wiggins‘ remarkable career has finally rolled to a halt. in a statement, he said: "i have been lucky enough to live a dream and fulfil my childhood aspirations. "kids from kilburn don‘t win 0lympic golds and tour de frances. "they do now." wiggins kindled his love of cycling at his local club in south london. at the age of 12, he knew what he wanted to achieve, telling his teachers he‘d one day be an olympic champion. he delivered on that promise winning his first gold at the 2004 athens games. all at a time when british cycling success was far from the norm. wiggins has been at the heart of british cycling‘s transformation into world beaters. leading to unprecedented success in rio this year. his personality, intertwined with a love of mod culture, helped him to transcend and popularise his sport
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with cycling officials tonight praising his impact on encouraging the public to get on their bikes. his retirement comes at a time of heightened scrutiny into his career, though. earlier this year, russian hackers revealed wiggins had been given powerful steroids injections before three key races, including his 2012 tour de france win. the substance involved is banned under normal circumstances, as it can be performance enhancing but wiggins legally and legitimately applied for a medical exemption, he says to treat hay fever. this wasn‘t about trying to find a way to gain an unfair advantage. this was about putting myself back on a level playing field, in order to compete at the highest level. one of britain‘s‘s brightest sports careers is now at an end but it was one that was coloured throughout by gold and yellow. richard conway, bbc news. a woman has died after up to 20
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vehicles were involved in a massive pile up on the a40 near witney in oxfordshire. the crashes stretched for more than half a mile and happened in thick fog this morning. sangita myska sent this report from the scene. photographs ta ken minutes after this morning‘s crash showing chilling detail, the mangled wreckage of at least 20 vehicles. eyewitnesses described seeing cars skidding across the road through thick fog, smashing into one another, spilling debris across two lanes of the a40. i was justjoining the a40 when i‘d seen the brake lights and hazard lights, so i came to a stop and then obviously i got out of the vehicle and saw the carnage ahead and the carnage behind. emotions were very high. people were obviously scared. it was a bit like a movie scene, really. a lot of havoc, people injured. a lot of destruction. this afternoon, recovery vehicles continued to clear wreckage in an attempt to reopen a road that links london to wales.
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it is several hours since the accident this morning and you can see there are about a dozen vehicles yet to be cleared from this part of the a40. there is still a thick fog over this area of road. visibility now is probably about 200 metres. police officers here tell me that this morning, when the crashes happened, drivers could see no further than about 15 metres ahead and that there was black ice on this road. one woman in her 50s died at the scene of the crash. two other people remain in a serious condition in hospital. as families continue to crisscross britain this holiday, the police are urging travellers to check weather conditions and to drive with caution. president—elect donald trump has gone head—to—head with the outgoing us government over its treatment of israel. mr trump tweeted that israel was being treated with total disdain and disrespect. and the israeli prime minister
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has reacted with anger to a speech by the us secretary of statejohn kerry warning that settlement building by israelis in the west bank threatens hopes for peace. 0ur middle east correspondent yolande knell reports from jerusalem. tonight, another angry intervention by president—elect trump, this time over middle east peace. on twitter, he complained that the us was treating israel with total disdain and disrespect, but told it to stay strong until 20th january, when he takes office. a speech by us secretary of statejohn kerry brought on the row. he criticised israel, accusing its government of undermining the chances of a peace agreement with the palestinians. we have to be clear about what is happening in the west bank. the israeli minister publicly supports a two—state solution, but his current coalition is the most right—wing in israeli history, with an agenda driven by the most extreme elements. this was after last week‘s
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un security council resolution, calling for israel to stop building jewish homes on occupied palestinian land. the us didn‘t use its veto power to protect israel, as it usually does. and here in israel, they‘re worried that in the last days of the obama administration, it could take another diplomatic stand, laying out the framework for a peace deal at an international conference. the palestinians might welcome that, but israeli leaders would see it as another attempt to tie the hands of donald trump, who‘s promising them strong support. the israeli prime minister hit back at mr kerry for his stance on settlements. what he did was to spend most of his speech blaming israel for the lack of peace, by passionately condemning a policy of enabling jews to live in their historic homeland and in their eternal capital, jerusalem. the obama administration oversaw two rounds of peace talks between israel
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and the palestinians. both broke down acrimoniously. now they are trying to use their final three weeks in office to set a new path, but it could be too little, too late. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. a search has been called off for the night for the final crew member missing at sea after a fishing boat capsized off the kent coast. one person has died and another was found clinging to the upturned hull — early this morning — and was airlifted to hospital. the boat was found 17 miles off the coast of ramsgate. more than 80 per cent of people in england, aged between 40 and 60, are either overweight, inactive, or drink too much. that‘s according to public health england which says their lifestyles are greatly increasing their risk of diseases such as diabetes. our health correspondent sophie hutchinson has more. this is the trim new look of lee parker since exercising
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and changing his diet. a few months ago he weighed 22 stone but now he can fit into one of those old trouser legs and a wake—up call came when his seven—year—old son told that he loved him, even though he was fat. it was a case of "just order a pizza tonight", we have food in but could not be bothered cooking it. you just become a bit lazy and drawn out with the daily grind of routine. figures show worrying trends, almost 80% of women aged 40 to 60 are either overweight, obese, physically inactive or drinking more than official guidelines and almost 90% of men fall into the same category. amongst the health risks is diabetes, it has doubled in this age group in the past 20 years and treatment costs the nhs in england an estimated £14 billion per year. the reason why we‘re seeing these increases in chronic diseases like cancer,
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stroke and heart disease, is in a large part because of behaviour is adopted during the 40 to 60 age period, so still smoking, not taking enough physical activity, or drinking too much alcohol. and public health england is offering some help. this is the online health quiz that government officials want 40 to 60—year—olds to take part in. it is on the government website and asks question about whether you are a man or woman and why you might want to become more healthy. it looks pretty straightforward, but the question is, will it help to tackle the health crisis for middle—aged people? it is extremely hard, i have no willpower whatsoever and life is too good and we have too much choice. i lead a very unhealthy lifestyle. fatty food, smoking and drinking, no exercise. there is too much temptation, it is too easy to
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go to the supermarket and buy a ready meal and put it in the microwave. it is not that difficult to be healthy if you put your mind to it. the government is hoping to nudge people into following the example of lee with attacks on sugary drinks which comes in in 2018, also expected to help. but many health professionals and campaigners are concerned that measures still do not go far enough. you can see more on all of today‘s stories on the bbc news channel, here on bbc one we can nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, this is bbc news — the headlines. there are fresh warnings tonight about millions of people in nigeria
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facing severe food shortages. the charity christian aid estimates that 4 million people are in desperate need of food. and the un is warning that more than 100,000 people, most of them children — could die of starvation unless they receive help. the scale of the crisis is emerging as the nigerian military pushes into areas previously held by the islamist militants boko haram. 0ur nigeria correspondent martin patience sent this report from borno state. it contains images you may find distressing. until now, they were out of reach. the hidden victims of boko haram. but every day, more families emerge from the bush, fleeing the islamist militants. 200 people arrived at this camp in the past few days. they carried what little they could. translation: boko haram whipped us like prisoners.
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they slaughtered some of us. 0ur sons were forced to join them. they stole our cattle, they stole our food. life was terrible. when you get the chance to escape, you take it. uprooted from their farms, people can‘t feed themselves. the un is warning of mass starvation. aid relief is now getting through to some of the worst affected areas, but the challenge is that as the army pushes in to boko haram controlled territory, it frees more people. what that means is the already enormous humanitarian needs keep on growing. halima‘s two—year—old son uzman is suffering from severe malnutrition. it was better in the village, she says. at least there was food.
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uzman is taken to a clinic for treatment. but he‘s far from being the worst case here. hawa is eight months old. her tiny body weighs just a third of what it should at this stage. there are those days that you just sit down and you just have to sit back and just look at what is happening. it can get overwhelming sometimes. we‘ve had two cases that died on the way here. you know, it‘s really tough when you see those kind of things. we flew over large parts of this state. every town we saw, destroyed by the fighting. here, the nigerian army is burning shrub to stop militants taking cover. until people can return home, they‘ll need to rely on aid. but a third of the houses in borno state are destroyed.
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and without more assistance, the governor has this morning for the west. if nigeria is to implode it is going to be a very frightening prospect. up north is the sahara desert. if 30 million english—speaking africans will be knocking on the doors of europe, it will be a much more frightening prospect. even the two or three million syrians have unsettled europe. something as simple as collecting water here can mean risking your life. even in government—controlled areas. years of fighting have shattered this society. and the war against boko haram is still not won. martin patience, bbc news, north eastern nigeria. hello and welcome to our look at what‘s in tomorrow‘s papers.
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with me are laura hughes, political correspondent at the daily telegraph, and tom bergin, business correspondent at reuters. let‘s start with a look at tomorrow‘s front pages. the telegraph focuses on the business rate rises due to come in next year, calling them "crippling." the paper also features cycling champion sir bradley wiggins announcing his retirement. sir bradley retirement also makes the guardian front page, and the paper also has an exclusive interview with labour leaderjeremy corbyn, in which accuses the prime minister of acting like henry viii. the government are considering plans to give child offenders life—long anonymity, according to the times. and transport disruption across the uk due to freezing weather also features. the mail claims that people are wasting time putting christmas cards and wrapping in the recycling bin, as lots will end up in landfill.
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the daily express warns of "deadly" weather conditions over the new year, whilst highlighting an article on why nigel farage is the man of the year. laura, you will talk to us about the telegraph story, outrage at crippling business rate rises? yes, theresa may is facing a potential clash with businesses since she made her controversial speech at the party conference. she is being urged by businesses to scrap this rate rise which will come into effect in april. lots of businesses saying it is unfairso it april. lots of businesses saying it is unfair so it is the first time we will see this rise since property prices, massively inflated since 2008. it is having a huge impact on businesses. i spoke to a lot of them today but critics might argue the
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government has been generous in cuts to corporation tax and other things like that. it is interesting. some people might be sympathetic, others, not. small businesses saying, if i had my business in nottingham, this would not be happening because the property prices haven‘t risen as much. other businesses saying, we will have to go online. the times, anonymity of the child criminals. child offenders to be giving lifelong anonymity? the idea of this would make it easier for the offenders to be rehabilitated. we haven't seen a lot of the arguments behind this. i was quickly online, and people who do studies on these things, have quite a lot of contempt by the way child offending is cove red. by the way child offending is covered. it can be lower it, but there is a principle that exist in
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there is a principle that exist in the country, which isjustice should be open. but the concerns of the people who have studied this in great detail is around the issue of rehabilitation without consideration for the other issues such as the status of ourjustice system. if you change it, you will find it difficult to change it back again to start naming younger people. so if you get it wrong. it is not clear what the data is behind this. a lot of things we see in criminal justice, the naming of people when they are charged for sexual offences. there is a lot of data on this to see whether balancing these conflicting objectives is possible and advisable. ok, onto the express. they have a story about how in surgery, we they have a story about how in surgery, we might get bar codes to avoid hospital blunders. it sounds extraordinary. bar codes likely use ina extraordinary. bar codes likely use in a supermarket to check the price ofan item. in a supermarket to check the price of an item. it makes sense, it is
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being trialled in six hospitals. it is quite old—fashioned, you are writing down, mrs hubbard has had a new knee. if something goes wrong, how do you know exactly what you have put in. they are using it to monitor and each patient goes in and get a monitor and each patient goes in and geta bar monitor and each patient goes in and get a bar code and they can monitor alex on a click, what medication they have been given, who is their doctor. we hear all the time, the hours doctors are working under pressure they are under, this is technology giving them a helping hand. does it make sense, tom? it makes great sense. it is critically important. the problem with medical devices, you cannot test them. you cannot study people and cut them open and stick new hibs in to see if they work. so those hip cases in 2010. we don't have good information about the success rate. people don't track what they have got inside them. anything that can help with
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that would be very helpful in overcoming the inherent problem we have with medical devices in that we are unable to test many of them before we use them, the way we test drugs. the male has a story, the christmas recycling shambles. it is a waste of time if you are putting your wrapping paper, your glitter covered wrapping paper and cards in recycling. it cannot be recycled, so you have wasted your time. recycling. it cannot be recycled, so you have wasted your timelj recycling. it cannot be recycled, so you have wasted your time. i am annoyed. i have spent a long time recycling the paper. it is that metallic paper, the shiny ones. and the glitter and cards.|j metallic paper, the shiny ones. and the glitter and cards. i think it gets in the machinery and clogs the machinery. it contaminates recycled paper, apparently. so it is a nightmare. my trip to the dump this morning was wasted and my attempts yesterday driving round south ostrich are looking for a recycling
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tip was wasted. i had the boxes and the goblet, but i have contaminated the goblet, but i have contaminated the whole skip because i have put some of the glitter covered paper in it. there is so many varied abilities as to what you can re cycle. abilities as to what you can recycle. maybe if it is this obvious backlit paper cannot go in silvery paper. sellotape, if it has a bit of sellotape still attached, it doesn‘t pass the test. we will know for next year. recyclable glitter, we need. let‘s ta ke year. recyclable glitter, we need. let‘s take a look at express. donald trump‘s latest musings. he has been telling israel to stay strong. this is afterjohn kerry, the outgoing secretary of state was critical of israel. donald trump tweeted, stay strong israel, untili
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israel. donald trump tweeted, stay strong israel, until i am president. what do you make of that? it is extraordinary international diplomacy is being conducted on social media. that is not new. no, but benjamin neta nyahu social media. that is not new. no, but benjamin netanyahu has responded. we have this clash betweenjohn kerry, responded. we have this clash between john kerry, his administration is leaving and it does show the difference between the old and the new administration is in their approach. john kerry was strong today. stronger than i have heard him be. it calls for a vote which called on israel to stop building illegal settlements in palestine. it is, the whole thing is extraordinary. do you think he will continue using twitter in the white house? it'll be interesting. he said he loved it. he said it was like having the new york times at your beck and call, but without the losses. he likes going direct to people, that has worked for him. people say he will change the way he approaches things, but people said
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he should change the way he campaigns, but he didn't and he still won. if you are donald trump, you would be thinking i have defied the dominant wisdom in the past and i were successful, so why should i change now? nothing inherently wrong putting stuff out on social media, it is not worse than getting your spokesman to announce what you think. it depends what you are saying. if you start issuing tweeds every ten minutes the stock market is going up and down your allies are saying they don't want to talk to any more. bradley wiggins, he is retiring, what do you make of that? he announce it on facebook today. there is a mixed response. he has won more 0lympic medals than any other british athletes. he has done extraordinarily well. but the whole thing is tainted because of the drugs stories. he claims to do
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nothing wrong and he got an exemption. ifeel like nothing wrong and he got an exemption. i feel like the sport has slightly been tainted. yes, an exception for his hay fever. this was the row over his steroid injection. if you have abided by the rules and got an exemption, i am sure other people got these exemptions as well. the reason this story got some traction was because in his biography he said the only injections he received were vaccines and the drip. there was a concern of the lack of candour. in the world of hacking and people will be leaking information, what you say today, you might want to be careful because it could be tested in the future. if bradley wiggins had said it in the past, i have suffered from astor and i have had treatment for that, this might not have been a story. thank you very much indeed. we will see you very much indeed. we will see you injust you very much indeed. we will see you in just under an you very much indeed. we will see you injust under an hour. that is it from the papers are now and tom
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and laura will be back at 11:30pm all of the papers are on the bbc news website. there is a detailed review of the papers. it is their seven days a week. you can see us there as well with each night‘s addition being posted on the page soon after we have finished. thanks to laura anton tom and goodbye for now. good evening. the fog, which never cleared across pa rt good evening. the fog, which never cleared across part of england and east wales is now reforming and becoming more extensive. there are warnings from the met office that there is bound to be disruption overnight and two tomorrow as well. takeit overnight and two tomorrow as well. take it steady on the roads and check out your bbc local radio station. it is mostly england and wales affected by this freezing fog. not all of us but there is a good
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deal of fog around late at night. northern ireland and scotland just about get away with it. a nine year. but not a pretty sight further south. some places enjoyed sunshine around coastal areas and hilltops poking out of the fog. a lot of freezing fog around. slippery surfaces just to add to the hazards. further north, the odd pockets of frost. but generally for scotland and northern ireland, it will be mild. the odd spot of drizzle across the highlands and this will continue throughout the day with a blustery wind. where the winds are light, thatis wind. where the winds are light, that is the problem. if you start with .com it could last for quite a pa rt with .com it could last for quite a part of the day. but there is enjoying sunshine so a variety in temperatures. mid to high single figures in one of two places, single figures in one of two places, single figures in one of two places, single figures in other places. where the fog lingers, it will be chilly and thatis fog lingers, it will be chilly and that is likely across central and eastern parts of england, where, just as we saw today, temperatures
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won‘t get above freezing all day long. the fog reforms as we head into the evening. but by the time we get to friday, it will be lifting into low cloud. still shrouding the hills but not much fog at lower levels on friday. a lot of cloud and this will produce cloud across north—west scotland. it will stick around for a couple of days. wet weather to come here. mild for scotla nd weather to come here. mild for scotland and northern ireland on friday. not as chilly further south. as milderair friday. not as chilly further south. as milder air arriving across southern areas. fog not a problem but a lot of cloud. wet weather across the north of scotland and we re across the north of scotland and were the front will head southwards late in the day. it will sweep another shot of arctic air down across the country during the course of new year‘s day. the timing of the transition is uncertain, but turning coal for transition is uncertain, but turning coalfor all. —— transition is uncertain, but turning coal for all. —— cold.
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this is bbc news. i‘m ben brown. the headlines at 11pm: us—israeli relations sour as prime minister netanyahu accuses the outgoing us secretary state, john kerry, of bias against israel over the expansion ofjewish settlements. five time olympic champion and tour de france winner, sir bradley wiggins, announces his retirement from cycling aged 36. the a40 in 0xfordshire has reopened following a series of collisions in which a woman died and more than ten people were injured. also in the next hour: health officials warn of a middle aged health crisis in england. people aged between 40 and 60 are advised to change their lifestyles, as eight in ten are overweight, inactive or drinking too much.
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