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this is bbc news. i'm annita mcveigh. the headlines at 4.00pm. a second girl has died following a hit and run in oldham on new year's eve. four men are being questioned by police. funerals for victims of the istanbul nightclub gun attack — so—called islamic state says it was behind the shootings. photos of the main suspect are released by istanbul police, who say they've detained eight people. police say a 23—year—old man has been killed in a house fire started deliberately in glasgow. his partner is in a critical condition in hospital. railfares are going up by an average of 2.3% — the government says it's to pay for modernisation — rail groups say it's a "kick in the teeth" for passengers. also: the first wave of so—called garden villages, in england, are given the go—ahead. ministers say the aim is to create tens of thousands of new homes, from cornwall, to carlisle.
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and "booze, beans & bhajis." babita sharma — herself the daughter of shopkeepers — charts the history of the corner shop. that's in half an hour, here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. a second girl has died following a hit and run incident in oldham in greater manchester. the two cousins aged 11 and 12 were crossing a road on new year's eve when they were struck by a car. four men are being held by police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. anisa kadri reports. more than 2a hours after the hit and
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run, police have confirmed that ii—year—old zaneta krokova has lost the fight for her life. she and her cousin helina kotlarova, who was 12, had been crossing ashton road in oldham when had been crossing ashton road in old ham when they had been crossing ashton road in oldham when they were hit by a car which did not stop. helina died at the scene. a lot of people witnessed the scene. a lot of people witnessed the incident. we have had one or two similar incidents to like this in the last couple of years and it deeply affects pupils and it is giving them that support at this difficult time, and making sure they feel 0k. difficult time, and making sure they feel ok. if they are struggling they need to come and talk to the staff and all staff are happy to help and will support them through this difficult time. police have released this image and say they have now identified the car as a blue peugeot 807. it was found abandoned after the crash. officers are questioning four meant on suspicion of dangerous
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driving. flowers have been laid for the girls who had just come out of a shop near their homes. they were holding hands when they were hit. police are appealing for information. they say the girls‘ families who moved to england from the czech republic are devastated. the so—called islamic state terror group says one of its militants was behind the new year‘s eve nightclub attack in istanbul, in which 39 people are known to have died. the authorities are continuing their hunt for the suspect, who escaped after opening fire on party—goers. these are the latest pictures released by turkish police in the past few hours. officials have now identified all but one of the victims, and they say nearly two thirds of them were foreign nationals. funerals for some of those killed are being held today. from istanbul, our correspondent selin gerit reports. this is the gunman that has sent shock waves across the country. he is still at large, but now his motives
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could be a bit clearer. the so—called islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack at reina nightclub. in a statement, they said the shooting was carried out by a soldier of the caliphate in revenge for the turkish‘s governments strikes on islamic state in syria. eight people have been detained, but the gunman is not thought to be among them. in the area, some more funerals were held today. 29 of the victims are foreign nationals. a 29—year—old actor from lebanon was among those shot. he‘s grateful to be alive. we heard something... likea gun. shooting. after three or four seconds, we heard something like that. we slip on the floor.
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and he come. the man. and when we are slipping, he is on us. security is still tight in istanbul. life is farfrom normal yet. this place used to be one of the most popular nightclubs in istanbul. now it is forever to be haunted. the gunman came by those doors and shot two people before rushing in. he fired up to 180 bullets, turning the venue into a scene of a massacre. now people are concerned about what might follow next. the hope is this might be the last time this nation grieves for innocent lives lost. and islamic state also says it ordered a suicide car—bomb attack in iraq in which 35 people were killed. the suicide bomber struck
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at an outdoor fruit and veg market in the sadr city part of baghdad — a shi‘ite neighbourhood. it‘s the second major attack in baghdad in three days. police say a young man was killed in a deliberate house fire in east dunbartonshire just hours after celebrating the new year with his girlfriend. 23—year—old cameron logan had been out with his partner for hogmanay — before returning to his family home in milngavie, on the edge of glasgow. his girlfriend is in a critical condition in hospital. huw williams reports. emergency services were called here just before 7:30am yesterday morning. the body of a man was found inside the house. at 11 o‘clock this morning, a private ambulance was at the scene and forensic staff and an
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undertaker removed the body under a blanket. a 23—year—old woman is being treated for serious injuries she suffered in the fire. a man and a woman who needed treatment for breathing in smoke have been released from hospital. fire investigators say the fire was started deliberately. they have called it targeted and wilful. they are appealing for anyone who has beenin are appealing for anyone who has been in the area yesterday morning, jogging been in the area yesterday morning, jogging or walking past, to contact them with any information they may have seen. somebody has died in a fire ina have seen. somebody has died in a fire in a house, it must be one of the most scariest things which could happen to you. i cannot imagine. it must be horrible. i really feel for them. it looks as if they have lost their son. police scotland say they will be maintaining a high—profile presence at the scene. they say they will deliver thing they can to trace the perpetrators and bring them to
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book. a postmortem examination will now take place to establish how cameron logan died. police are treating his attack as murder and attempted murderfor the treating his attack as murder and attempted murder for the attack on his girlfriend and parents. campaigners are calling the latest hike in railway fares "a kick in the teeth" for passengers. tickets in england, wales, and scotland go up by an average of 2.3% from today. but the government‘s defended the hike, as our business correspondentjoe lynam reports. if you have to pay out thousands of pounds for a season ticket, your new year has not started well. with the exception of northern ireland, the average ticket will be 2.3% more expensive. season tickets go up by i.9%. still considerably more than inflation. even allowing for inflation, fares have risen by a quarter over the last 22 years. it is a disgrace, particularly as the railways aren‘t efficient. in terms of the increase, that is fair.
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it has to be paid. if that includes paying for our wages and people earn more money. the rises will sting commuters, who have had to put up with strikes and punctuality problems, insufficient seating and the impact of the weather. there is a lot happening. billions are being spent. nobody wants to see a fare increase, but costs rise and pay rises. fa res fares are rising less faster than wages so that is a step in the right direction. there is a huge amount coming in from the passengers, about £9 billion that year. that should buy improvements without price rises. there should be more efficiencies. the investment is great, but do the prices have to go up every year? while passengers may baulk,
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the wider public may welcome the increases, because taxpayers are shouldering less of the cost of running the railways than they were. it means that commuters are shouldering more. and campaigners are calling for a totalfreeze in railfares, which they say has become disconnected from the service that they get. our correspondent laura trant has been outside king‘s cross station in central london for us. basically, it is not the news that rail passengers wanted to get at the start of the new year. the average rise in railfares has gone up by 2.3% and that is off the back of a year when many passengers across the country are facing disruption and cancellations. it does mean they will have to pay more for theirjourneys but it does depend on who their train operators is, because the one with the highest rise is virgin trains east coast.
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tickets there are going up [i.9%. but the train operator is saying there are 10,000 tickets made available every week and if you pay in advance you get discounted, but some passengers say that is no good for them because they do not have that flexibility to pre—book so it is not practical. season tickets are going up on average i.9%. public transport campaigners are questioning how these price rises can be justified and the rail delivery group who represent train operators make the point that 97p in every pound that a passenger spends on a train ticket goes towards running and improving services. but all of this comes on the day that there is continued industrial action on southern. it is day three of a three—day strike where members of the rmt and aslef unions are striking. many passengers wonder what they are getting for their money. so much so, that protests are being organised at various stations across the country, including at king‘s cross tomorrow morning.
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one ofjeremy one of jeremy corbyn‘s one ofjeremy corbyn‘s closest allies has suggested the labour leader could step down if the party‘s fortu nes 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 the biggest union, unite, has described labour‘s standing in the opinion polls as awful. with me is chris mason. this story is developing two strands, thejeremy corbyn and arouse about unite. would jeremy corbyn have had any idea that len mccluskey would say this about him? we have asked them but they have decided they don‘t want to comment. it is hard to say how it is possibly useful forjeremy corbyn that figure as big as len mccluskey in the labour movement, someone who
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has backed jeremy corbyn from the outset to become labour leader, stood by him when he had an onslaught of criticism, that now when he comes out and makes remarks in the daily mirror which are as critical as this or openly questioning how long he might last, could possibly be useful forjeremy corbyn. len mccluskey says if the opinion polls are still awful, those are his words, in 2019, everybody would examine that situation including mr corbyn. he says mr corbyn is not an ego maniac desperate to cling to power for power‘s sake. in other words, he is effectively putting at attention or sell by date on the very man he has backed from the outset. the usual criticism of people againstjeremy corbyn are called blairites but no
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one would possibly attach this label to len mccluskey. and a very public tit—for—tat argument has developed between len mccluskey and jeremy corbyn. why is len mccluskey saying what he is saying now? len mccluskey is on the hunt for votes. for the best pa rt is on the hunt for votes. for the best part of a couple of years he has been in the business of trying to attract votes forjeremy corbyn. he is currently trying to get votes for len mccluskey. there has been criticism from gerard coyne, his rival for the criticism from gerard coyne, his rivalfor the leadership criticism from gerard coyne, his rival for the leadership of unite, and his argument has been that mr mcclos key and his argument has been that mr mccloskey has been obsessing about westminster politics rather than prioritising the views of unite members. his language is incredible really saying he is astonished at the public ultimatum forjeremy corbyn and mr mccloskey appears to be assessed with being labour‘s puppet master. —— obsessed.
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part of the difficulty about the position that the general secretary has adopted in relation to the labour party is that we have spent far too much time focusing on that. i'm running for the general secretary of unite the union, not the general secretary of the labour party. and actually this year is the most significant year for discussions about how we exit the european union, and actually it's the insecurity that our members face, not the insecurity of jeremy corbyn'sjob, that is the most important thing to me. gerard coyne. and now len mccluskey has responded to that? he has. he has responded to that? he has. he has just put out a statement and he said unite‘s democracy would not be safe in gerard coyne‘s hands. his latest outburst is not an attack on myself as much as our lay leadership and rank—and—file activists. here is the line when he attempts to do damage: his unscrupulous remarks showed gerard coyne‘s campaign is not being driven by concern for
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unite members. it is being scripted bya unite members. it is being scripted by a failed plotters in the labour party for whom unite would be collateral damage in their plan to bring back blairism. unite is not a politician‘s puppet. this gives you a sense of why this matters even if you are not one of the million—plus members of unite. this is a proxy war about the direction of the labour party and the extent to which the leader of the extent to which the leader of the biggest union in the country should be seen to have a hotline to the current leader of the opposition. it is quite a row. thank you, chris mason. the headlines on bbc news: a second girl has died following a hit and run in oldham on new year‘s eve. police have arrested four men. as funerals take place in turkey for victims of the istanbul nightclub attack, police say they‘ve detained eight people — but are still searching for the main suspect. the police say a 23—year—old man has
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been killed at a fire in glasgow which was started deliberately. his partner is critically ill in hospital. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here‘sjessica. thank you, good afternoon. let‘s start with a busy day of football in the premier league. there‘s six premier league games today. liverpool will be looking to close the gap at the top of the table, they‘re at struggling sunderland, it‘s 1—1 there. middlesbrough and leicester played out an uneventful goalless draw at the riverside where there were just five shots on target. boro had the best of the chances — marten de roon blasted over early on.
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the closest leicester came to scoring was this leonardo ulloa header, straight at brad guzan. still no away win in the league for the champions this season. gaston ramires should have won it for middlesbrough with eight minutes left, but he smashed wide. richard cockerill has been sacked as director of rugby at leicester tigers. cockerill has been on the coaching staff for over a decade, but tigers have struggled to contest major trophies in recent years, and currently sit fifth in the premiership table. the 46—year—old said he still believed he was the right person to lead the team, but respected the board‘s decision. leicester tigers are the manchester united of rugby in england. they are expected to win trophies and the crowd expects the most. this is one of the biggest managerial sackings which has taken place over the past five or ten years or so. when leicester go next is interesting. they have a man in aaron meijer who is the head coach. he will now be the interim director of rugby i suppose. if they decide major is
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better as a tracksuited head coach and they need a director figure overseeing issues then there are a number of names in the frame. you need never looked past stuart lancaster who is now doing a brilliantjob lancaster who is now doing a brilliant job with lancaster who is now doing a brilliantjob with leinster but perhaps want to come back to english by. perhaps want to come back to english rugby. there is jake white, the former south africa coach who won the world cup in 2007. he is a free agent. it is up in the air at the moment. roger federer made a winning return to tennis by helping switzerland beat great britain at the hopman cup event in perth. federer hadn‘t played competitively since wimbledon in the summer, but he comfortably beat dan evans in the day‘s singles matches to help his country to the win. joe lynskey reports. this is the long—awaited return of a champion. roger federer is back after six months away and back with after six months away and back with afamiliar after six months away and back with a familiarflourish. after six months away and back with a familiar flourish. he was leading switzerland in the hopman cup. in this team event they were facing great britain. trying to cope with the master was dan evans. it looked
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like federer had never been away. back to the court and making it all look serena. it took an hour to win 6-4, 6-4. in this look serena. it took an hour to win 6—4, 6—4. in this event, the country which wins the best—of—3 matches comes out on top. next up were the women, belinda bencic and heather watson. from a set down, watson rallied to square it up but in the end, belinda bencic was too strong. a second match for switzerland. that made the day‘s final meeting a formality. it was another chance to get a glimpse at the superstar. federer playing his part to another swiss success in the mixed doubles. he is back in the groove and back with a winning figure. that is good to see him back. i will have an extended bulletin at 5:30pm. thank you. the first 1a areas in england to be selected for so—called
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"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. our correspondent daniela relph has been to longcross in surrey — one of the proposed locations. well, over the next couple of years, the idea is that this area here in longcross in surrey, close to the m25, will be transformed into one of these 1a garden villages. now, a garden village would have anything between 1500 and 10,000 new affordable homes. it would also have access to funds to develop green spaces and improve transport links. the locations announced by the government today, across england, scattered across england, from cumbria to derbyshire, stratford—upon—avon, suburban areas around london and down in devon and cornwall. and the idea is that they would create distinct communities. so these garden villages wouldn‘t just be extensions of what already exists, they would be distinct communities in themselves.
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and they would have access to around £6 million of government money over the next two years. now, the labour party and some of those who have looked at the housing problem are wary of getting too excited about this project. they say, yes, if delivered, it will provide much—needed new housing. but it quite simply isn‘t enough. the authorities in brazil say 50 people have died after a riot in a prison in manaus. a fight broke out between rival drugs gangs yesterday. the fighting continued overnight while the situation was brought under control. an unknown number of inmates escaped. clashes between rival gangs are common in brazil‘s overcrowded prison system. a couple who went missing after walking in the cairngorms have
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been found by mountain rescuers. a man aged 60, and a 57—year—old woman — were reported missing last night after failing to return from a day in the mountains. rescuers say they spent the night on the hills in freezing conditions. 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 in their best light. it was the first event in a year—long £32 million
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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 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.
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a city at the end of the road wants to become a destination of choice. colin paterson, bbc news, hull, city of culture. the uk is a major player in one of the fastest growing industries — video games. with pioneering firms in everything from virtual reality to mobile games — there are big hopes that 2017 will see further expansion and jobs in the sector. rory cellan—jones has been spending time with one of our biggest independent games firms. he was finding out what went into creating a character in a game — and ended up playing a part himself. look straight ahead, straight at this postcard, what we are going to do is get you to do a range of emotions. grrr! in the studio in oxford, i‘m preparing for a role in a world war two blockbuster. not a movie, but a video game. oh my leg. so this is the first stage in making me a character in the game
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and now i‘m going to have to pull a lot of funny faces. so wrinkled, screwed up face. it‘s going to take many weeks but eventually i will be a character, a goodie i hope, in sniper elite 4. in 2017, this will be a major release from rebellion — one of britain‘s biggest independent games firms. when we first visit back in september they have a lot on their plate, including crucially a game for the sony vr launch. a big investment with a lot hanging on it. when they embarked on this project back 18 months ago, there was a great deal more scepticism about how successful vr was likely to be. so it was a punt — or i should say a smart gamble. these guys and girls here play games professionally from morning until night. it is a quarter of a century since jason kingsley and his brother started rebellion. when my brother and i started rebellion, we were always being
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talked about as if we were wiz—kids. but we are not any more. we are not kids. so we are grown adults with a quite a big corporation behind us and we make entertainment that sells across the world. i mean, china, consumers in china buy our games, consumers in brazil, all these emerging markets are exciting for us. roughly 200 people work here from across europe. but one thing strikes me. i can‘t help noticing a lot of men, very few women. is it getting any easier for women to get into the games industry? yes, i would say so. me growing up, i would not have even dreamt about getting into games, but for the last ten years it seems like the doors have been more open. especially for women. two months later, we returned to rebellion to find out what they have done with my face. i suppose it is a good likeness. what happens next? we will take this high resolution model and we will put it into the game and we will see what you look like in that.
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0k. so i‘m a goodie, am i? yes, you are currently the hero of the sniper elite series. i have been transformed into an all—action soldier. in in the world of video games, anything is possible! back to the weather in the real world. let‘s get all the latest. hello, we have had a lot of sunshine around but with clear skies tonight we are in for a cold night. in southern and central parts of the country we could have icy stretches to worry about first thing. in the countryside we will have the lowest of the temperatures. if you have a commute back to work tomorrow morning it will be chilly towards the south. the cloud bringing with
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it some patchy rain for the west of scotland, perhaps into the northwest of england and wales as well. further south and east it will stay dry with some sunshine around as well. temperatures milder than it was today. onto wednesday, still a cold wind blowing around the north sea coasts. chilly for scotland and eastern england. for most of us things are staying dry. highs of 49 degrees. —— 4—9d. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: a second girl has died follow ago hit—and—run incident the headlines: a second girl has died following a hit—and—run incident in greater manchester on saturday. zaneta krokova died in hospital this morning. her cousin, helina kotlarova died at the scene. four men have been arrested. the turkish authorities say
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they are close to identifying the gunman responsible for the istanbul nightclub massacre. police say 23—year—old cameron logan has been killed in a house fire started deliberately in glasgow. his partner is in a critical condition in hospital. 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. jeremy corbyn could step down if labour‘s fortunes do not improve before the next general election in 2020, according to unite union

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