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this is bbc news. the headlines: railfares across britain increase by an average of 2.3%. passenger groups condemn it as a kick in the teeth for travellers. it's already expensive so if it goes up it's already expensive so if it goes upi it's already expensive so if it goes up i don't know. i think it's a disgrace, particularly as the railways aren't that efficient. around the network there is a lot happening. billions of pounds being spent. 0f happening. billions of pounds being spent. of course nobody wants to see a fare increase but costs rise. funerals are held for victims of the gun attack on an istanbul nightclub — the so—called islamic state claims it was behind it. five men are arrested after a hit—and—run in oldham in which a 12—year—old girl was killed and her 11—year—old cousin left fighting for her life. also: tackling food waste with an app that's selling like hot cakes. restaurants, cafes and bakeries use the app to sell off meals at the end of the day — hungry bargain hunters can buy them for a couple of pounds.
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and, hull's year as the uk city of culture started with a bang last night as thousands of people watched a fireworks display from the banks of the humber estuary. and, in half an hour — "booze, beans & bhajis" — babita sharma — herself the daughter of shopkeepers — charts the history of the corner shop. good morning and welcome to bbc news. rail fares across england, wales and scotland will rise today, with passengers facing an average increase of more than 2%. public transport campaigners say the fare rises are "another kick in the teeth for long—suffering rail passengers". but the transport secretary, chris grayling, said the government was delivering the biggest rail
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modernisation programme for more than a century. here's our transport correspondent, richard westcott. punctuality across britain is well below target, strikes have brought one of the busiest operators to a standstill, but none of it stops rail fares going up again today. i think it's a disgrace. particularly as the railways aren't efficient, you know? there's always delays. in terms of the increase, well, it's fair. you've got to pay for things, if it includes paying for wages and people earning more money. across britain, the average ticket will be 2.3% more expensive. season tickets, among the fares regulated by the government, go up less at i.9%. it follows years of stinging rises. even allowing for inflation, fares have risen 25% since the mid—1990s. season tickets in the south—east of england are now regularly over £4,000 or £5,000. successive governments have put the prices up because they want passengers to pay a bigger
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proportion of the rail bill so that other taxpayers pay less. ministers say they're reinvesting billions of pounds to improve the service with new stations, better signals and electrified lines. around the rail network there's a lot happening, billions of pounds being spent. nobody wants to see a fare increase but costs rise, pay rises, and right now fares are rising less fast than wages, so that's a step in the right direction. campaigners are calling for a freeze or even a price cut, claiming that ordinary people are being priced off the trains. our correspondent is at king's cross strags in central london. how are people reacting to this news? well, this is not the news that rail passengers wanted to begin their year with, as of today, this morning, fares are going up, on average, of 2. 3%. that's off the back of of a year when many have
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seen disruption and cancellations. the fare increases depend on who the train operators are. the highest rise is virgin trains east coast, customers there, passengers can see fa res customers there, passengers can see fares going up by as much as 4. 9%. they're making fares going up by as much as 4. 9%. they‘ re making the fares going up by as much as 4. 9%. they're making the point there will be 10,000 advanced discounted tickets made available every week. some passengers have said that's great, they're in a position to pre—book. others have said it's not practicalfor pre—book. others have said it's not practical for them. season tickets are going up, on average, of i. 9%. public transport campaigners are questioning how these price rises can be justified. the questioning how these price rises can bejustified. the rail delivery group that represents train operators says that 97p from every pound that a passengers spends on their ticket goes to the train's running and improving services. but these price rises come during ongoing disruption for southern. todayis ongoing disruption for southern. today is day three of a three—day strike by the rmt and aslef unions.
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many passengers are questioning exactly how their money is being spent. so much so that there are protests arranged, including here tomorrow at king's cross. back to you. thank you. we will be speaking to somebody from the passengers campaign group campaign for better transport later in the programme. reports from turkey say the gunman, who killed 39 people celebrating the new year at a nightclub in istanbul, fired more than a hundred shots. the authorities are continuing their hunt for the man who escaped after opening fire on party—goers. and they say nearly two—thirds of them were foreign nationals. the so—called islamic state group claims it was behind the attack. seref isler reports. captured on camera, the moment bullets hit the nightclub in istanbul as attackers approach. security guards scramble as bullets ricochet around them. some try to run away, in vain.
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the victims had all gone to reina to celebrate the new year. now, some will never go home. this funeral was for a tour guide, ayhan arik, who'd just been dropping off some tourists at the nightclub. turkey wants a beacon of stability in an otherwise volatile middle east and is facing its worst period of violence in decades. the attacks in 2015 and 2016 have hit military and civilian targets alike. turkey now says most of the dead at the reina nightclub were foreign nationals. the attacker remains at large. the prime minister says they will leave no stone unturned to find him. translation: terror cannot intimidate us. we will intimidate terror. we will continue
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to fight against it. our biggest insurance is to see our people standing in solidarity and supporting our resolve. turkey has vowed to fight terrorism again. in 2016, almost 400 people lost their lives in terror attacks. this brutal start to 2017 is an ominous sign for the year to come. our turkey correspondent selin gerit, said little was known about the attacker. it could be a cell, it could be someone carrying out the attack on the is name. in general, actually, in turkey the islamic state group calling themselves islamic state does not claim responsibilities of the attacks happening in turkish territory. so this we could say a rare moment because generally, the attacks thought to be carried out by the is are blamed on the group by
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turkish officials. in a statement the islamic state group has said that let the government of turkey understand that the blood of muslims that's being shed as a result of its air strikes and mortar attacks will only increase the burning fire inside turkey. so this is clearly a retaliation of turkey's involvement in the war in syria and its operations against the islamic state in syria. turkey had actually engaged in ground operations in a town in september and it feels like the year that has started with a terror attack and the threat coming, allegedly coming from the islamic state, could make this a very difficult year ahead for turkey. what sort of response can we expect from the turkish authorities in the face of this? the immediate response
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could be further investigations carried out against suspected islamic state cells within the country. there will be people detained suspected of being islamic state militants and we can expect operations to be carried out more intensely across syria against the islamic state group. turkey has recently complaining that it wasn't getting enough support, air support, from its allies and russia recently had given that support so we could see further bombardments, further mortar attacks. but if this turns into a vicious circle, then islamic state will be conducting more terror attacks in turkey in retaliation of the operations turkey conducts in syria against them and that's what turks fear most at the moment, will there be more terror strikes ahead
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and will their lives be in fear co nsta ntly and will their lives be in fear constantly from now on? five men have been arrested after a 12—year—old girl was killed in an apparent hit and run in oldham in greater manchester. it happened on new year's eve. another girl is in a critical condition in hospital. richard lister reports. police say the five men, aged from 18 to 59, are still in custody and are being questioned about the crash, which killed 12—year—old helina kotlarova and critically injured her cousin, zaneta krokova, who's11. when we ran there, she was on the floor. she had blood all over herface, and i was touching her, i was trying to see if she's going to breathe or something, but she couldn't breathe or nothing. and i've seen herface, this face was all, you know, bleeding and... there was nothing...to do. helina's sister said the two girls were crossing ashton road and holding hands when they were hit by a black vw golf,
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which sped away. police want to speak to anyone who saw that car, or a dark—coloured peugeot 807 seen in the area. they have also appealed for the driver of a white van which was on the same stretch of road to come forward. greater manchester police said specially trained officers were supporting the girls‘ families. richard lister, bbc news. back to our top story. can there be anyjustification in the rise? i don't think so. passengers will feel angry that after a year when many people have suffered a substandard service, delays, hours of waiting, yet again they're going to be hit by rail fa res they're going to be hit by rail fares and in some areas up to a third on some routes. i think the government really needs to take action because at the moment many
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people have had years of stagnant wages and rail fares people have had years of stagnant wages and railfares going up in another way of life getting harder. that's it, some people are going to be hit harder than others. some will don't feel much difference. all rail fa res don't feel much difference. all rail fares are going up, although we are glad that the regulated fares are being capped at 1. 9%. people who are going to be particularly badly hit are part—time commuters, more these days people are choosing to work one or two days from home or to work one or two days from home or to work three days a week and at the moment there are no fare discounts for part—time commuters. we would like to see the government follow what so many other european countries are doing and introduce part—time rail discounts, countries are doing and introduce pa rt—time rail discounts, that countries are doing and introduce part—time rail discounts, that would ease overcrowding for other passengers also and make sure that people don't have to buy a five—day season ticket that they only use four days a week. the government would say that the money is going towards a modernisation of the ra i lwa ys towards a modernisation of the railways and that by doing this it's
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the passenger who bears more of the cost rather than the taxpayer, isn't that fair? there is certainly a need for investment. there have been decades of underinvestment in the ra i lwa ys decades of underinvestment in the railways and now we have the oldest rolling stock there has ever been, people in some parts of the country are having to use old uncomfortable trains. i don't think it's inevitable that passengers should have to shoulder such a burden. in london, in northern ireland, fares have been frozen and i think that rail travel benefits everybody, it keeps the roads clearer for people who have to drive, it improves air quality and combats climate change, there is every reason the government should be making rail travel as attractive and affordable as possible. what would be a more equitable way of doing this if you accept the rolling stock needs changed, what would be a fair way of doing it? first of all, we would like to see part—time season tickets. we would like to see all fa res tickets. we would like to see all fares regulated. it shouldn'tjust be the peak time commuter fares
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which have a ceiling. walk—on fares too should be capped. we would like too should be capped. we would like to see the government use rpi and not cpi when they're regulating. different measure of inflation?l fairer measure, inflation which is used in so many other parts of life and would reflect better the costs of living. we will leave it there, thank you. a phone app tackling food waste set up by some students in leeds is spreading across the country. restaurants, cafes and bakeries can sell off meals at the end of the day and hungry bargain hunters can buy them for a couple of pounds. it's an idea that's selling like hot cakes asjudith moritz reports. lunchtime in leeds and the restaurant rush is on. customers queuing up for pizza, salads and wraps. the chefs expect a brisk trade but they never know exactly how many dishes they'll sell and there's almost always food left over. sometimes you may walk in and everybody will have spicy chicken and you are left with a lot of lemon chicken left. you can't guess.
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you can guess the number, you can not guess what they're going to have. cooked food which hasn't sold is destined for waste. but now there's a way to buy it before it's binned. this is how it works. the lunch rush here is finished but there's still plenty of fresh food available. i can see minced pork and spicy chicken. having paid a couple of pounds on the app you can come in and choose whatever is available. this is perfectly good food, that would have gone in the bin and that's changing their perception. maybe they'll go, we have saved 12,000 meals so far from restaurants but then how many countless more people have gone home and said that food in theirfridge is perfectly good? why notjust give that food away, say to the homeless? for us we'd love to be able to do that. if we had an infinite number of volunteers working 21w, monday to sunday, that would be great. hi, i have ordered some food on the app. there's no such thing as a free lunch but this way it's cheaper if you are flexible about when and what you eat.
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ijust ordered some food on the app it's reduced price and you get to choose from a variety of different things. what have you chosen? a bit of pasta and spicy chicken and vegetables. it's pretty nice. seven million tonnes of food ap drink are thrown away each year in the uk. now catching on in several cities this app aims to cut down on waste one meal at a time. judith moritz, bbc news, leeds. the headlines on bbc news. rail fares across britain increase by an average of 2.3% — passenger groups condemn it as a kick in the teeth for travellers. funerals are held for victims of the gun attack on an istanbul nightclub. the so—called islamic state group claims it was behind it. five men are arrested after a hit—and—run in oldham in which a 12—year—old girl was killed and her 11—year—old cousin left fighting for her life. sport now, let's go over to the bbc sport centre for the latest
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round—up... arsenal forward olivier giroud scored a contender for goal of the season as his side moved up to third in the premier league with a 2—0 victory over crystal palace. giroud's scorpion kick opened the scoring for the gunners, a goal manager arsene wenger said is one of the best he's seen. alex iwobi headed in a scrappy second for the gunners as palace stay 17th. but what did the man himself think of his effort? i think i needed god's help to score this goal, so yes, thanks, god. i was a bit lucky, but it was the only thing i could do, you know, the ball was behind me, and i tried to hit it from the backheel, and it was good luck. the title race continues to hot up.
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tottenham are into the top four for the first time since october after beating watford 4—1. harry kane scored the first two within five minutes of each other to put spurs 2—0 up after half an hour. dele alli got his side's third and fourth — tottenham are above manchester city on goal difference but are still ten points behind the league leaders chelsea who they face next. and the football keeps on coming today — there are six premier league matches, starting with the champions leicester who face middlesbrough in the lunchtime kick—off. liverpool, could trim the gap on leaders chelsea to three points if they beat sunderland. we played already with those two together, of course, it is an opportunity. but actually, i do not wa nt to opportunity. but actually, i do not want to give david moyes any information about our line—up! bournemouth striker benik afobe has
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pulled out of the africa cup of nations, with the dr congo releasing a statement simply saying that "afobe has forfeited from the tournament". afobe has scored twice in his last three games for bournemouth. and there have been reports that he has decided to stay in the premier league to keep his place in the starting line—up. but a word of wording, if dr congo take the matter to fifa, he could be banned from playing anyway for the duration of the three—week event. former chelsea forward oscar has arrived in china to a hero's welcome following his £60million move to shanghai. there was plenty of flash photography to greet him. oscar arrived at the airport and was cheered by fans, who took pictures, chanted and gave him plenty of flowers as a welcome gift. it's reported the brazilian will earn £a00,000 a week playing for shanghai sipg in the chinese super league. in the hopman cup in australia, britain's dan evans
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is taking on roger federer. federer, is making his return to tennis, having not played since wimbledon in july. he took the first set 6—3 and he's got a break in the second set as well. he currently leads 3—1 so is on course for victory. johanna konta is through to round two of the shenzhen open after beating turkey's cagla buyukakcay in straight sets. the british number one won 6—2, 6—0 in china in what was herfirst match since her split with former coach esteban carril last month. konta starts the year ranked number ten in the world. and a good start for british number two kyle edmund at the brisbane international too. he's through to the second round after a straight set win over ernesto escobedo. and finally to darts, and defending champion gary "the flying scotsman" anderson has booked his place in today's final of the pdc world championship at alexandra palace. anderson beat fellow scot peter "snakebite" wright by six sets to three in their semifinal. anderson is aiming for a third
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consecutive title. he'll play world number one mighty michael van gerwen in the final. he beat fellow dutchman raymond van barneveld in their semi, six sets to three, and with the highest three dart average in the history of the world championship — 114. that all of the sport for now, more in the next hour. studio: thank you. one ofjeremy corbyn's closest allies has suggested the labour leader could step down if the party's fortunes don't improve before the next general election, due in 2020. len mccluskey — the head of britain's biggest union, unite — has described labour's standing in the opinion polls as "awful." with me is our political correspondent chris mason. this is very surprising from len m cclus key ? this is very surprising from len mccluskey? striking language from someone who has been a vocal and
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passionate and outspoken advocate of jeremy corbyn. all the way back to summer 2015, when he wasjust jeremy corbyn. all the way back to summer 2015, when he was just one of the candidates for the labour leadership and was not seen as a shoo—in, he was seen very much as an outsider. then mccluskey championed his course and has continued to do so in the first year when a good number of labour backbenchers, most of them, wanted rid of him. now, these remarks in an interview with these remarks in an interview with the daily mirror, they are quite striking. let's suppose, users, we are not having a snap election and stick to the electoral timetable of 2020, it buys into the question of what happens if we get to 2019 and opinion polls are still awful. the truth is, everybody would examine the situation, including jeremy corbyn. he adds that he is not an egomaniac desperate to cling to power for the sake of power. he is publicly putting a sell by date on jeremy corbyn and effectively saying he must improve otherwise even
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people like then mccluskey and jeremy corbyn will ask questions about whether he should carry on. has there been a response forjeremy corbyn's office? team corbyn replied to me this morning, they sent a text saying they were not planning a response, they've seen the words but will not at the fuel to the fire. there is an important context here, then mccluskey as head of the biggest union in the country and is in his own election campaign. there's a campaign for the leadership of unite, he is up against gerard coyne, who will give against gerard coyne, who will give a speech in birmingham in the next half an hour. gerard coyne's criticism of len mccluskey is that len mccluskey is too party political and interested in the shenanigans of westminster. he would rather they we re westminster. he would rather they were focused on the members who pay the union. in the interview, then mccluskey said it was his job to promote unite's policies and not
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labour's. they were also talking aboutjeremy labour's. they were also talking about jeremy corbyn, labour's. they were also talking aboutjeremy corbyn, i suppose that gerard coyne could say this is the point he's going to make. they are both involved in this tussle for the unite leadership and we will have to look at that. be that as it may, these words are hardly helpful forjeremy corbyn? it's important to interpret them as anything other than unhelpful for jeremy corbyn. diane abbott made comments before christmas, a corbyn loyalist for a ken livingstone, former mayor of london, is also very loyal. they publicly floated the idea that opinion polls would have to look up forjeremy corbyn within a year or questions would be asked. it is stronger than their language before christmas but these are three people who are big beasts on the left of the labour party, close to jeremy corbyn and his politics, all now publicly egging the question as to whether or not he would lead labour into the general election, if thatis
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labour into the general election, if that is in 2020. fascinating, thank you. the first 14 areas in england to be selected for so—called "garden villages" have been announced, in a bid to create tens of thousands of new homes. the new villages must include green spaces and good transport links. the government says that the plans will help provide vital homes. but rural campaigners have warned there is still strong opposition to some of the projects. hull's year as the uk city of culture started with a bang last night as thousands of people watched a fireworks display from the banks of the humber estuary. £32 million has been spent on the year—long programme which is hoped to bring in more than one million visitors. our arts correspondent colin paterson was there. hull, celebrating its year as city of culture with fireworks bigger than those in london on new year's eve, to a soundtrack of the city's most famous musical exports. this is made in hull, an audiovisual spectacular across the city centre, showing hull's most famous buildings
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in their best light. it was the first event in a year—long £32 million cultural program. what a fantastic thing for hull. it was brilliant. makes london look like noddy, honestly. come on, come to hull! and it has been a special night for one hull landlady. every weekend linda plays singalong classics to a pub packed with about 80 people. one of the 2017 organisers spotted her... # touching me, touching you...# and here, she deejayed to a crowd of 25,000. # sweet caroline. ..# it takes a while to warm up but a couple more and... they'll be bouncing! i've had amazing fun. just watching the crowd, they're amazing. it is fabulous, fantastic.
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the party has well and truly started. the trick for hull is going to be to keep it going all year. hull's aim is for1 million extra people to visit in 2017. a city at the end of the road wants to become a destination of choice. the hollywood sign overlooking la has been changed in what's thought to be part of a new yearjoke. the 14—metre high letters now spell out ‘hollyweed‘ as california enters its first year with marijuana legal for adult recreational use. los angeles police say they're investigating what they describe as vandalism. let's have a look at the weather now. it's the start of resolution season and if your resolution this
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year is to get more exercise, why not start with some steps outdoors today? lovely across the country, blue skies for many. frosty and i see places but for one or two it is wintry with snow on the ground and ca rs. wintry with snow on the ground and cars. same across the north york moors but in eastern england, fading through the day. north of northern ireland, and quite a cloudy and damp day in the likes of the channel islands but for most of you, a cracking win today, called especially in the breeze but most, dry and sunny. temperatures for this evening quickly, a widespread frost and scotland, northern ireland and north west england, cloud spills in and the odd spot of rain and drizzle could lead to some icy conditions, taking us into tuesday morning... widespread frost in rural areas as low as minus five degrees, the best of the sunshine tomorrow here, more cloud in northern and western areas, the odd spot of rain and drizzle, most in the highlands and the
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hebrides. goodbye for now. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. rail passengers are facing higher fares across the uk as average price increases of 2.3% are introduced on the first weekday of the new year. around the rail network there's a lot happening, billions of pounds being spent and yes, of course, nobody wants to see a fare increase but costs rise. funerals are held for victims of the gun attack on an istanbul nightclub. the so—called islamic state claims it was behind it. detectives investigating the death of a girl who was knocked down by a car in oldham on new year's eve are questioning five men in connection with the incident. and there's a new app which aims to cut down on food waste by letting customers order leftover food at the end of restaurant service.
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