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this is bbc news, i'm reeta chakrabarti, the headlines at 11: average rail fare increases of 2.3% across britain are condemned by passenger groups as a kick in the teeth for travellers. 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. well, around the rail network there's a lot happening, billions of pounds being spent, and nobody wnats 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. 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.
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hungry bargain hunters can buy them for a couple of pounds. 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. go go up and join me in the next half—hour for weather world. 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
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long—suffering rail passengers. but the transport secretary, chris grayling, said the government was delivering the biggest rail—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 that efficient, you know? there's always delays. in terms of the increase, well, that'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 a little less — at i.9%. it follows years of stinging rises. even allowing for inflation, fares have risen 25% since the mid—1990s.
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season tickets in the south—east of england are now regularly over £4000 or £5000. successive governments have put the prices up because they want passengers to pay a bigger 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. but campaigners are calling for a freeze or even a price cut, claiming that ordinary people are being priced off the trains. richard westcott, bbc news. 0ur correspondent laura trant is at king's cross station in central london. laura, what are people saying about this news of their increases? well,
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reeta, this is not the news that rail passengers wanted to start their new year with. the average rise is up by 2.3% as of this morning, and that is off the back of passengers up and down the country facing cancellations and disruption. the change in prices depends on who the operators is, and on virgin trains east coast tickets are up by 4.9%, but they say there are 10,000 more tickets awake that will be at discounted rates. some passengers say that is great, but others make the point that it is not practical to book in advance. today, season tickets are also up, by an average of 1.9% across the country. public transport campaigners are questioning how they can be justified. the rail delivery group says that 97p in every £1 that a
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passenger spends on a ticket goes towards running and improving services. this comes during ongoing industrial action on southern. today is day three of a three—day strike by the rmt and aslef unions. passengers across the country are questioning how the money is being spent, so much so that protests have been arranged at some stations across the country, including at king's cross tomorrow morning. 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. officials have now identified all but one of the victims, 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.
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security guards scramble as bullets ricochet around them. some try to run away — in vain. 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 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.
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we will intimidate terror. we will continue 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. 0ur correspondent in istanbul, selin gerit, said little was known about the attacker. it could have been a cell or somebody carrying out the attack in isis's name. but in general, in turkey, the islamic state group does not carry out responsibility for attacks in this area. at the moment, generally, the attacks thought to have been
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carried out by is are being blamed on the grid by turkish officials. in a statement, the is group has said that let the government of turkey understand that the blood of muslims which is being shed as a result of its air strikes and mortar attacks will only increase the burning fire inside of turkey. this is, clearly, a retaliation of turkey's involvement in the war in syria and operations against islamic state in syria. turkey had engaged in ground operations in the town of albarb in september, and it feels like the year that has begun with a terror attack, and threats coming from islamic state, that could make it a difficult year ahead for turkey. and what kind of response can we expect from the turkish authorities? 0n the face of this? the immediate response could be
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further investigations into the islamic state cells in the country and people will be detained who are thought of as being islamic state militants and we can expect operations to be looked at. turkey was recently complaining that it was not getting enough air support from allies. russia recently had given that support, so that we can see further bombardments and further mortar attacks. if it turns into a vicious circle, then islamic state will be conducting more terror attacks in turkey in retaliation of the operations that turkey conduct in syria against them. that is what turks fear
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at the moment most — will there be more terrorist strikes ahead, and will their lives be in fear constantly from now on? at least 35 people have been killed in a car bombing in a busy square in baghdad. more than 60 others have been injured in the blast in the sadr city district. many were labourers waiting forjobs at a crossroads. it comes as three bombs killed 29 people across the city on saturday. 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.
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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 do. helina's sister said the two girls were crossing ashton road and holding hands when they were hit a black vw golf 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. let's cross to older man speak to our reporter, peter harris, bring us up our reporter, peter harris, bring us up to date. —— 0ldham and. our reporter, peter harris, bring us up to date. -- oldham and. the flowers a nd
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up to date. -- oldham and. the flowers and tributes, as you can see, continue to build, we havejust been speaking to a teacher at the girls' school, and he was telling us about the impact on their community and the preparations they are having to make with the schools going back later this week to help other children cope with the last of helina and with zaneta in a critical condition. as for zaneta, the latest is that she is still in hospital in a critical condition, there have been no further updates in the last couple of hours on her condition. two other things to update, richard mentioned in his package about the five men who are in custody, being questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. they are aged between 18 and 59, they remain in custody this morning. and rituals of mention that was that ongoing appeal, the police are very keen to hear from anybody who can help with this investigation, in particular anyone who saw a vw golf, a peugeot
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807, or indeed the driver of a white van who may have been in this area at that time. one other thing to mention as well this morning, i mentioned the grief and the community here, the school. the family, helina's family live about 100 yards away, and they have this morning launched an appeal on facebook for help in raising funds for herfuneral. facebook for help in raising funds for her funeral. 0bviously, facebook for help in raising funds for herfuneral. obviously, this is quite a close—knit community, with the school coming and the family living nearby, and it has had a very real impact on so many people. peter, thank you, peter harris there. one of jeremy 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. has there been any response from the corbyn office?
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response from the corbyn office ?|j invited response from the corbyn office?” invited them to offer reflections on what they're supposed friend, very close friend has had to say, and they said they wouldn't be any comment, but they have clearly seen the remarks that len mccluskey made. he isa the remarks that len mccluskey made. he is a huge figure in the labour movement, a consistent and vocals border ofjeremy corbyn when he originally ran for the leadership, when he came under criticism from labourmps, and then when he came under criticism from labour mps, and then when he faced another contest in the summer of last year. and yet here he is publicly putting a potential sell by date on a guy who just a matter of months ago one and overwhelming majority from the very labour movement of which len mccluskey is a big figure. he said in the daily mirror this morning, let's supposed we are not having a snap election, assuming the general election is in 2020, it buys into the question of what happens if we get to 2019 and opinion polls are still awful. so he
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is acknowledging that the opinion polls are awful right now. he says, the truth is, everybody would examine that situation, including jeremy corbyn, he is not an egomaniac desperate to cling to power for egomaniac desperate to cling to ower for ower‘s egomaniac desperate to cling to power for power‘s sake. egomaniac desperate to cling to power for power's sake. how surprised are you buy this? they are strong words, it does not appear that there are any caveats going on, it does not appear that he can have been taken out of context. i have been taken out of context. i have beenin been taken out of context. i have been in touch with unite, they are not suggesting he has been misquoted. the daily mirror is on the left and well plugged into the labour party and the union movement. there is an important context, which is that there is a leadership race going on within unite at the moment. len mccluskey is trying to keep his ownjob, and len mccluskey is trying to keep his own job, and he len mccluskey is trying to keep his ownjob, and he is against the leader of unite in the west midlands, who has been giving a speech this morning, and his argument up to now has been that len mccluskey had been too interested in party politics. what is striking is that in addition to these criticisms
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ofjeremy corbyn, len mccluskey also says it is myjob to promote unite's policies and not labour, suggesting he is stepping away a little bit from jeremy corbyn and is now framing an argument where he is winning votes for himself, rather than appealing for votes forjeremy corbyn. we will leave at there, thanks for a much. 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, and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. thanks, reeta, hello.
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the battle for the premier league title continues today with six more matches in the top flight. the champions leicester face middlesbrough in the lunchtime kick—off. fresh from five wins on the bounce, united make the trip to play west ham. but before thatjurgen klopp's side could trim the gap on leaders chelsea to three points if they can beat sunderland at the stadium of light. we played already with those two together, it is an opportunity already, but actually i do not want to give david moyes any information about our line—up! there's lots of reaction this morning to 0livier giroud's scorpion goal for arsenal yesterday. he says he took his inspiration from a similar strike by manchester united's henrik mkhitaryan last month, while his manager arsene wenger says it's one of the best goals he's seen.
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i must say, i was spoiled over the yea rs i must say, i was spoiled over the years with the great strikers we have heard, everyone from bergkamp, henry, all the players. you remember all of them for the top—quality, but they are linked with special goals. this one will be remembered for ever. i think i needed god's help to score this goal, so yeah, 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 back heel, and it was good luck. bournemouth striker benik afobe has 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.
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were dr congo to take the matter to fifa, he could be banned from playing for the duration of the three—week event. former chelsea forward 0scar has arrived in china to a hero's welcome, following his £60 million move to shanghai. there was plenty of flash photography to greet him. 0scar 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 was beaten by roger federer. federer had not played since wimbledon but he comfortably took the first set 6—3 and took the second 6—4, despite missing six
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months of action. heather watson is currently in action, she went into an early lead in the match. plenty of british players in action around the world today. johanna konta is through to round two of the shenzhen 0pen after beating turkey's cagla buyu ka kcay in straight sets. the british number one won 6—2, 6—0 in china in what was her first 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—sets win over ernesto escobedo. that's all the sport for now.
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the first 1a 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. 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,
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and you are left with a lot of lemon chicken left. you can't guess. you can guess the number, you cannot 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 their fridge 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. hiya, i have ordered some food on the app. there's no such thing as a free
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lunch, but this way it's cheaper if you are flexible about when and what you eat. 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 and 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. stephanie inglis was given just a 1% chance of survival when she was in a motorbike accident last year. now the judo star says she's hoping to win one more medal. the crash in vietnam left her in a coma, but people all over the world raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to get her back home. lorna gordon went to meet her. 0ne. so keep the chest out for your spine. back in the gym and working her way back to good health. nice long strides, just
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focusing on the bannister. last summer, stephanie inglis was in a coma with a serious brain injury. go for eight, 0k? her training to become an elite athlete, she says, made a real difference to the speed of her recovery. the doctors told me if it wasn't for the fact i was so physically strong and fit before, my recovery probably would not have been so good. it is because of my background that's helped boost my recovery on so quickly. stephanie had been in vietnam teaching english when she was injured travelling on a motorbike taxi. she remembers teaching her class, but little else of that day, and nothing from the weeks after. now it's about looking ahead. i don't want to let myself get down. i have not cried since finding out about the accident. i think that's a waste of my time. if i spent time feeling down or sorry for myself, it could be easy for me to do that, but it will not help with my progression and could set me back, i tend not to dwell on it. silver medal, stephanie inglis!
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years of training led stephanie to a place on the podium at the last commonwealth games. that drive and determination is still evident. what did ancient civilisations believe about the sun? there was a god that passed through the heavens each day. her sister stacey helping her with exercises that are part of her rehabilitation. she's doing her speech and language and sometimes gets work to do, so she gets me to give her a wee hand. it is good to be part of that and help her. is she a hard taskmaster? she can be at times. that's good. i do need help. it's good to get her to do it. with this support from her friends and family, stephanie has one ambition firmly in mind. my long—term goal is to get back into the sport and to compete in the next commonwealth games judo is in, which is in the 2022 games. i do think if i get selected for team scotland, i am capable of winning another medal. her family, though, grandfather, mother and father,
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just grateful their daughter is alive. and thankful for the donations from strangers of more than £300,000 towards stephanie's life—saving treatment abroad. i can't thank them enough. she is here, she's a miracle. it is thanks to everybody who donated to her and brought home. for us, it's a delight to go into another year with stephanie with us. as a whole family, it is absolutely a delight. with the new year comes another big operation. stephanie is hopeful she will soon be fit enough to move back to her flat and start a job. in surviving this accident, the 28—year—old defied the odds and is aiming high for the future. lorna gordon, bbc news, inverness. 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.
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0ur 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 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.
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one of the 2017 organisers spotted her... # touching me, touching you... # ..and here she djed 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. 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 for one million extra people to visit in 2017. a city at the end of the road wants to become a destination of choice. colin paterson, bbc news, hull, city of culture. let's see what the weather has in
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store with tomasz schafernaker. a really nice day for many of us, cold and crisp after a frosty morning, and we have got some further frosty weather on the way this week, certainly a very chilly night on the way. this is the weather from lunchtime onwards, clear skies across most of england, wales, northern ireland, the south of scotla nd wales, northern ireland, the south of scotland enjoying sunny skies. the north and north—west having a little more cloud, passing showers there, even wintry winds across the hills. this is the weather for this evening, a lot of blue on the map means a frost on the way, icy patches as well. these are the temperature is right in the middle of city centres, so in rural spot it will be a lot colder than that. and then tomorrow, those winds coming off the atlantic will drag in more cloud, so that means that tomorrow, quite a few more clouds in the sky, not quite so sunny as today. the air
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will be slightly milder tomorrow, not as cutting, the cold tomorrow, as it is today.


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