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this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm: a second girl has died following a hit and run in oldham on new year's eve. four men are being questioned by police. the funerals have been held today of some of the victims. most of those who died were foreigners. 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. also, takeing root — 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. railfares are going up by an average of 2.3%. the government says it's to pay for modernisation, but rail groups say it's a "kick in the teeth" for passengers. and at 7.30pm, click films live in front of its first
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ever studio audience. good evening and welcome to bbc news. here, a girl injured in a fatal hit—and—run in oldham on new year's eve, has died. zaneta krokova who was 11, had been in a critical condition in hospital. her 12—year—old cousin, helina kotlarova, died at the scene on saturday night. peter harris has more. on the scene and tributes continued to build, this is now a shrine to
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two young girls. 11—year—old zaneta kro kova two young girls. 11—year—old zaneta krokova lost two young girls. 11—year—old zaneta kro kova lost her two young girls. 11—year—old zaneta krokova lost her fight for life this morning. her cousin helina kotlarova died on new year ‘s eve after being hit by the car. tributes are being paid by classmates and teachers. they were well—known and outgoing. our thoughts are with their family throughout this sad time. the police believe the girls were sucked struck bya believe the girls were sucked struck by a peugeot 807 which failed to stop. it was later found abandoned nearby. officers say information provided by the local community has print proved vital. officers released images of the car and are trying to trace its movements. they also want to trace the driver of a white citroen seen in the area who they believe might be able to help.
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four men are tonight being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. the so—called islamic state group says one of its followers was behind the new year's eve nightclub attack in istanbul which killed 39 people and wonded scores of others. and wounded scores of others. a number of arrests have been made, but the hunt continues for the gunman who opened fire. officials have now identified all but one of the victims, saying most were foreign nationals. some of their funerals have been taking place today, as mark lowen reports from istanbul. it is slowly sinking in. grief binding together a nation pulled apart by terror. they mourned 23—year—old eunice killed in the
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attack in the nightclub. a student working there for new year's eve who we re working there for new year's eve who were simply in the wrong place. at his funeral, his colleague took refuge from the gunman in the bathroom. i was in the tight i was in the toilet. the electricity went out. and i said my last goodbyes to one of my friends saying, goodbye, i love you, that is all. you thought that was the end? yes. and i thought because the shootings started and i was thinking he is going to explode himself and we are going to die in the time it is. including eunice, 39 people were killed and their stories are emerging. this man who survived last month's bombing at a football stadium but died here. a woman who
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told a friend she was worried about coming to istanbul but had already booked and paid. and a man who was recently engaged. his partner wrote i lost my other half, my partner, my love. the attacks tookjust seven minutes. after shooting his way into the nightclub, the gunmen sprayed 180 the nightclub, the gunmen sprayed i80 bullets. he is still on the run, his pictures have now been released. the islamic state group said they we re the islamic state group said they were behind it in revenge for tu rkey‘s were behind it in revenge for turkey's attacks on syria. most of the dead and injudd were tourists. francois was injured but had a lucky escape. it passed from here and the explosion, it passed by here and came here but the lebanese passport saved me, it saves my heart. perched
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on the bosporus, he had a prime location. from here you can see how high profile and luxurious the target was. the nightclub was a symbol of the high life of istanbul. a place many cherished but they now fear it is under threat. it is now an urgent race to catch the man who destroyed so many lives and try to reassure a nation that fears it cannot escape from terror. and the so—called islamic state group has also claimed responsibility for a suicide car—bomb attack in iraq in which 35 people died. it happened at an outdoor market in the shi'ite neighbourhood of sadr city in baghdad, the second major attack in the iraqi capital in three days. rail fares have gone up today, with campaigners calling the 2.3 per cent increase in england, scotland and wales a ‘kick
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in the teeth.‘ the government says the rise is below average wage increases, and the money is needed to pay for the modernisation of the network. here's our business correspondent joe lynam. if you have a if you have to pay out thousands of pounds for a rail season ticket, for a rail 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, set by the government, go up by 1.9% — still considerably more than inflation. even allowing for inflation, fares have risen by a quarter over the last 22 years. people are not getting paid more money. i don't think the train workers are getting paid more. so where is it going? it is a disgrace, particularly as the railways aren't efficient. it's making me disappointed, angry,
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not a great start to 2017. the latest rises will sting commuters, who have had to put up with strikes and punctuality problems, insufficient seating and the impact of the weather. but the government says it is an unprecedented modernising programme. there is a lot happening. billions are being spent. nobody wants to see a fare increase, but costs rise and pay rises. fares are rising less fast than wages so that is a step in the right direction. but passenger groups say investment should not always mean higherfares. 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. while passengers may baulk, the wider public may welcome the increases, because taxpayers are shouldering less of the cost of running
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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. 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. 23—year—old cameron loken, who died inafire 23—year—old cameron loken, who died in a fire deliberately east started. his body was removed earlier today.
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cameron loken had been celebrating hogmanay with his girlfriend. she celebrated serious injuries in the fire and is in hospital. his parents needed trait meant for the effects of breathing in smoke but they have been discharged from hospital. investigators say this attack was targeted and wilful. police are treating it as a case of murder and attempted murder. i opened the curtains and we saw the police cars and ambulances and fire brigade, fire engines on the street. and we thought, oh, my goodness, what's happened? we thought, oh, my goodness, what's happened ? we thought thought, oh, my goodness, what's happened? we thought maybe something has happened in the woods. but my husband went out to walk the dog and he found out a house had been on fire. and we thought, my goodness, new year's day, poorfamily. at that point we didn't realise there had been a fertility. investigators have not given any details into how the
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fire started. they are still working at the scene and officers have been talking to neighbours and checking local cctv. police are appealing for anyone who was out in the area yesterday morning, jogging, walking the dog, or motorists, to contact them in case they saw anything significant. detectives say it information can be passed on the nonemergency ioi information can be passed on the nonemergency 101 number or anonymously via crimestoppers. there will now be a postmortem to determine exactly how cameron loken died. a couple who went missing — after walking in the cairngorms — have been found by mountain rescue teams. 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. they are now safe and well.
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the israeli prime minister has been questioned by police over allegations of corruption. benjamin netanyahu is accused of inappropriately accepting expensive gifts from two businessmen. police earlier arrived at his residence — reports suggest the initial questioning could last several hours. he denies any wrongdoing. have 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." he says mr corbyn should be given time to prove himself. he is one of mr corbyn ‘s most powerful backers and he's hoping to be re—elected as the leader of unite. but he has recently told the daily mirror, let's suppose we are
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not having a snap election. it buys into this question of what happens off we get to 20 oh i9. the truth is everyone would examine the situation including jeremy corbyn. they are not desperate to cling to power for power sake. then mccluskey later tweeted thatjeremy corbyn continued to have his full support. jeremy corbyn was re—elected in september but many of his own mps remain a disparity pa rty‘s his own mps remain a disparity party's performance his own mps remain a disparity pa rty‘s performance and his own mps remain a disparity party's performance and the tussle going on within the union reflects arguments going on within labour about mr corbyn‘s competence and where the party should stand on immigration and brexit. we have two refocus our union's activity. gerard coyneis refocus our union's activity. gerard coyne is campaigning against len mccluskey who accused the labour
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secretary of being a puppet master. the control of borders is very important to them. it was one of the keyissues important to them. it was one of the key issues as to why they voted exit in the referendum. they would feel very betrayed if that promise was not delivered by now. then mccluskey also said labour must get it right on immigration or risk losing ground to ukip. the contest for unite's future will have a bearing onjeremy corbyn‘s two. the headlines. a second guile has died following a hit—and—run in oldham. as funerals take place in turkey for victims of the estimable nightclub attack police stay they have detained eight people but are still searching for their main suspect. a 23—year—old man has been killed in a house fire started
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deliberately in glasgow. his partner isa deliberately in glasgow. his partner is a critical in hospital. 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. three larger garden towns have also been approved for buckinghamshire, somerset and the essex hertfordshire border. 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. taunton is one of the three locations to become one of the large—scale garden towns. we have a report from there. somerset‘s county town of taunton is now an official garden town which means it has unblocked £350,000 to
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push forward sustainable development. the idea of this pot of money is to enable better advice, better consultation, access to other parts of money and other funds, so that the housing developments we bring forward become much more sustainable, more pleasant places to live. the plan is to build new distinct communities with 8000 new homes. alongside crucially good transport green spaces and local facilities. we have three and a half thousand people in taunton deane on the waiting list. 74% of the people in taunton working taunton so infrastructure is important to us. we have the railway, the motorway, employee with sites we're trying to develop. it is notjust about the housing you see. it's about the town itself. we are proud of our town and we want to improve it. the residents who spoke to agreed, it can'tjust
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be about house—building. who spoke to agreed, it can'tjust be about house-building. the hospitals, the schools, etc. the roads. you need that as well as the houses? yes. my family have just struggled getting their girl into the school down the road. but they are building new houses down the road. so you want more schools? yes. put them somewhere else. not in my back garden. but if everyone said that we never have any houses. put them near london i don't care. this will unlock more funding for taunton and attention soon pass to the town centre, next on the list for development. let's speak now to a former housing minister in david cameron ‘s government. thank you for joining us. what are your thoughts on the new garden cities and towns
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and villages. i think they are a good idea. as you say they are actually really towns, not cities. that would be the thing i would say, is lacking here. i thought for a long time a series of new garden cities would be a great idea. but the word city suggests something a bit bigger than what is proposed today. we might end up with a0 thousand or 50,000 more homes in this city. i regret not doing more of it as a housing minister, is thinking about how we might produced another million or 2 million homes. that means doing this on a much bigger sale and not confining it to the south—east but looking at parts of the city needing greater populations and that would benefit from and want additional housing. you talking about building homes. we are talking about building an entity, a village, a town. there is so much more that would be needed.
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how would the government, how should the government be thinking about this ad approaching it to ensure they don't become enormous housing estates ? they don't become enormous housing estates? you are right. i represent wedding garden city. it is the second, with no disrespect to letchworth, they were the experiment, it is a fantastic place to live because you get this cross between living, working and playing, all within the boundaries of a town. get it right and it absolutely works. i'm afraid what has happened to much, including during the time i was housing minister, you get these estates that are boxlike houses, very little heart, no real thought to the way the community interacts, and it becomes a soulless place to live. what we should be doing instead is learning from, really there are only two garden cities, letchworth and welling garden, we
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should learn from those types of experiments and build on them for the 21st century by, for a start, not doing them all in the already crowded parts of the country but building communities where people might want to go and live. with the original garden cities, in the country, also easier to do because you don't then have local people who would object to it. if you start in a place where is new. you have hs two, expanding the capacity for people to move around. and you have a city where it is large enough for you to build the infrastructure as well as the town. if you want to make it work it has to be big enough that it can function and have all the normal facilities of a territory than a city. so how did welling garden city get it right? for a start it started with a brand—new area which was not much developed at the time and thinking about what you would want if you went to live
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there. it was a combination of somewhere to live, somewhere to work, so there are jobs at the time at the heart of the city, and somewhere to play, somewhere to rest and have entertainment. it was getting those three things right that made welling garden city and places like that work. what we need to do here is, if you build on a small—scale, some of these today will be just small—scale, some of these today will bejust a small—scale, some of these today will be just a few homes. that's fine but you can't fit in all the community facilities which are going to make this a place which is exciting to live in, that people would want to live on, that is self—sustaining. instead you end up building onto an existing town. and if it is not built beautifully and with all those considerations it won't be somewhere people want to live. so what can be put into place to attract employers? you need the jobs. exactly. first of all you have to do it ona jobs. exactly. first of all you have to do it on a sufficient scale. the
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announcement today is good but you need to spread it across the country. so that people's places which are... you kind of think the whole country is full but when you go to other car parts of the country you realise there are a lot of parts that would benefit economically from a bigger population. nelson in lancashire, is depopulating, and was in need of population and would really like this kind of investment. i don't know if that would be appropriate for a garden cities but iam appropriate for a garden cities but i am suggesting it we should not look to the obvious thing which is to simply stuff more homes into areas which already have a lot. but look elsewhere. businesses will go there if they have a population who enjoy where they live and are perhaps, as in welling garden, work or technical transport to work, and
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that idea of having an area that you live in that you can walk or take local transport to work, of the key ethos is the garden city. what worries me about all all of these ideas, and garden city gets an ounce every couple of years, what worries me is perhaps it isjust perhaps a good name to tag onto more housing development rather than somewhere thatis development rather than somewhere that is brilliant to live. somewhere you would want to bring up children, work and play. if it is not all of these things we will have failed to create garden cities we are just trying to make housing sound more popular. with me now is the chief executive of the campaign to protect rural england. it sounds very much like 1950s nostalgia. listening to grant? being able to walk to work in your town or village. i don't know many towns or villages that have
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jobs for the residents. if what the government is saying is try let's try to build communities, let's get the infrastructure in place, not let'sjust put housing estates on the edges of villages, if they are genuine that is very welcome. so you are agree that this is welcome? all over the country there are these new, bland it starts —— estates. there is uproar over villages facing multiple applications for new estates. some really unsatisfactory elements. it is the combination of two manny housing estates being built and too much countryside lost. so to start by saying let's plan some decent communities is good.
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like grant says just some decent communities is good. like grant saysjust adding the some decent communities is good. like grant says just adding the word garden on twitter element does not make it desirable. you shouldn't get round of green belt protectionjust by saying it is a garden village. what i don't want to do is start out by saying it must be rubbish. we think there are so many problems in the planning system at the moment, what the government is saying, saying they're going to have decently planned developments is a good start. are you happy with the locations that have been made? we need to look at that and we are a democratic organisation. we are locally led. we will total local branches. there are already some serious concerns. such as? we are strong demands of the green belt. if the green belt boundaries need to be reviewed there was a proper process for that. it is notjust saying we are going to build a garden town. we are going to build a garden town. we are not giving a green light to all
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of these elements. but we will look at each on its merits. is there a way the villages and towns could work within the green belt?|j way the villages and towns could work within the green belt? i think green belt boundaries can only be redrawn in exceptional circumstances and it has to be part of a very thorough green belt review. on the whole we are defenders of the green belt. there are sound green belt boundaries that have been redrawn. but it has two b, it has to be established exceptional circumstances. the whole purpose of the green belt is to constrain growth. if we did not have it, vibrant towns growth. if we did not have it, vibra nt towns and growth. if we did not have it, vibrant towns and cities was brought into the countryside as they do in other areas. the fact that green belt is under pressure shows it is doing itsjob. belt is under pressure shows it is doing its job. i was a thing at the example of best village. they have a question over the best of 13 development. it was excellent
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identified as a protective area but development looks to have been dim accepted on that site. is this something that you would probably see with these developments, with these new villages and towns?|j see with these developments, with these new villages and towns? i hope not and from what i know of the vista development you could have had a good development without in crouching on wildlife. i have seen some of it and it is a good development in support of... but you should not be building on nature reserves. the whole essence of planning isjulie reserves. the whole essence of planning is julie sings reserves. the whole essence of planning isjulie sings carefully. so that you benefit people. planning isjulie sings carefully. so that you benefit peoplem planning isjulie sings carefully. so that you benefit people. is there a way of getting the garden aspect into villages and towns without going into the countryside? you just need to plan properly. we have the antithesis of planning now. it is
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driven by top—down housing numbers. in some cases local authorities are having to plan to build more houses for the next year for the 20 years. what they have built a 15. to show they have plans in place they have to release more countryside and the big house—builders grabbed the greenfield plan and leave the brownfield land vacant. that is a mess, it leads to poor quality develop and actually easy tension. if you plan properly and build high quality development you can build —— get people behind it. let's find out how the weather is looking. it's been a chilly day but a fine and a bright one across much of thecountry. a good deal of sunshine around, as can be seen from the satellite picture, that shows a bit of cloud
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across the north west of scotland, one or two coastal showers, but for the vast majority of us it has been clear and dry. sunshine by day, such as we can see from this picture from derbyshire, that leads to a cold night to come. temperatures are going to be plummeting quite quickly once the sun goes down. we could see a little bit of mist this forming here and there and also the chance of a bit of ice on any untreated surfaces early tuesday morning. if you are heading back to work during tuesday bear in mind it will be a cold start to the day. in fact, in the countryside we could see temperatures as low as —a or —5 degrees across central and southern parts of england. by around 8am on tuesday morning we'll have increasing amounts of cloud moving in across scotland, bringing sunlight, patchy rain towards western parts of scotland bringing some light, patchy rain towards western parts of scotland and the north of northern ireland. quite windy to the north and scotland. further south, across scotland and northern ireland, into northern england, mostly dry and fairly cloudy, so a milder start here, as further south we still have clear skies so a cold start with some frost around and the odd misty patch. but there will be some wintry sunshine from the word go along the south coast and south wales. through the day it is a bit
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of a northwest, southeast split. from the northwest increasing amounts of cloud, a little bit of light, patchy rain over the coast around the hills as well, towards the north—west. quite windy for the north of scotland but further south and east lighter winds and sunshine. we'll see temperatures at 5 or 6 in the south, and we could see 8 or 9 further north. high—pressure still mainly holding on into the middle of the week. we have this front which moves its way south as we move through into wednesday, and that will open the door for colder conditions to move in once again, especially towards the east of scotland and eastern parts of england, where it will be quite breezy. if you are exposed to that breeze around the north sea coast it will feel quite chilly, but further inland away from that breeze it's another pretty decent day, for most of us, dry. increasing amounts of sunshine later in the day. it could stay a bit cloudy in the south—west but temperatures, all in all, round about a to 9 degrees by wednesday afternoon. and with high—pressure staying in charge it's looking mostly settled and dry through the course of thursday. increasing cloud by friday, a bit of rain in the west and temperatures not quite as chilly as they have been at the start of the week.
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hello. this is bbc news, the headlines at 7:30. an 11—year—old girl has died two days after being knocked down in a hit and run incident in oldham. her 12—year—old cousin, who was with her, died at the scene. four men are being questioned. new photos are released of the gunman, as turkey says it's close to identifying the man who attacked a nightclub on new year's eve. funerals are being held for some of the 39 victims. police say a 23—year—old man, cameron logan, has been killed in a house fire started deliberately in glasgow. his partner is in a critical condition in hospital. and the first wave of so—called "garden villages", in england,
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have been given the go—ahead. ministers say the aim is to create tens of thousands of new homes from cornwall to carlisle. and rail passengers are facing higher fares across the uk — as average price increases of 2.3% are introduced on the first week day of the new year. now on bbc news, click. this is it, the very first click live. we are filmimg in front of a studio audience of 250 people. we have eight amazing tech demos that haven't been demonstrated in this way before. it's going to be fun, it's going to be terrifying, what could possibly go wrong? everything! why is there a laptop on your knee? because we haven't finished writing the show yet! is that a bad thing to be doing this close?! hello?
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we have a saying in television, never work with children, animals or computers because they are the most unpredictable things you can get in a tv recording environment. is anybody there? well, that was interesting. hello? can you see me? can you see me? i'm not sure the system is quite stable yet. laughter anyway, are you ready? all: yes! i said, are you ready? let's go! applause thank you so much,
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thank you for coming. we are so excited about this. our very first click live! ijust wanted to check who has heard of us, who has seen us on the tv? brilliant. that is more viewers than i thought we had! who haven't seen as before but thought that came along? yeah! brilliant! who thought they were coming to a recording of the one show? laughter it's too late, we've and hopefully we are going to blow your mind is tonight. the first thing we may notice is between you and me, there is a very strange transparent screen.
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i'm not sure if that's your protection or mind. your protection or mine. that is part of the holographic projection system that brought the better—looking me to life. we are going to tell you how the hologram works, but first i have to introduce you to the other half of this show, she is 100% real, and she is kate russell! applause awkward geek hugs! physical contact doesn't usually happen! hello. can we run the next holographic demo? let's see what we've got. 0k! right now, we are in a holographic fish tank. i don't like the way it's looking at me! i'm just going to... laughter i'm going to get some volunteers up. who wants to get eaten by a shark? we are going to find out more about how this works. and to do that, i'm going
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to invite on the man who came up with the idea. please welcome liam! applause so, this is not actually a hologram, is it? talk to us about the technology. it's not a hologram in the true sense, but it is giving a holographic effect. we've created an ultra—light wave, and incredibly transparent fabric. we can stretch this in any size and scale, and it's activated by projection technology. now for something really special. everything you've seen so far in this hologram has been pre—recorded, including me at the front. now we are going to attempt what we think is the first ever live interview by hologram.
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we have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. so, we are going to our first guest. are you there, obi—wan kenobi? hello, my friend. and all of those at the click academy. now we are going to make a very special call to the doctor. are you there? yes, lam here in a sense, but it's just that you are not there, if you understand me. it's a bit difficult to explain, really. laughter it's the doctor, everybody! applause one more guest.
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really? him? shouldn't he be busy making stuff up? 0k! please welcome to the stage, the president—elect donald trump! i've got to say, we are going to build a wall. it's going to be awesome and we're going to build it out of holograms so the mexicans can't walk straight through it. laughter please say a huge thank you to one of the greatest impressionists, jon culshaw! applause our next team are changing lives. welcome to the stage professor b, and his team from imperial college london! we are not showing things that are... we're showing our current development. there is always ups and downs
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in terms of getting it running together, there's definitely some nerves involved in that on the stage. we are from the bioelectronics laboratory at imperial. the way we look at it is, no—one really knows what it is. we've looked at technology that allows you to control brings allows you to control things through electromagnetic impulses, but you say this is listening, how does that work? if you want a quick example, when you're going to bed tonight, put your ear against your bicep. form a good seal, and slowly flex your bicep. what you'll hear if you form a good seal between your ear and bicep, you'll hear this rumbling sound. that's the sound of your muscle fibres vibrating when they move and ripple against one another.
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so it literally produces something we can pick up. his muscle fibres are moving ever so slightly on the microscopic scale. they are picked up by that blue band he's wearing, and the band is transferring the signals to operate the hand. let's move over here, and we have gotjames. james is going to play a game for us. he's sporting a nice 1970s look — apparently he's got leg warmers under his jeans! we've never really done anything like this before. we've demonstrated at exhibitions, we've been to london tech week but we've never had cameras pointed at us. we've never done anything live with an audience so it's quite exciting. so james is actually blinking to control the mario character, and you can see that on these screens in the front there.
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james is using just one sensor. it's picking up the muscles that move when he brings his eyes and in response he is playing this video game. so we are looking at this, for example, if any of you have done an ice bucket challenge, we are hoping this can help als patients communicate with their computer. in fact, this summer we had a man who couldn't move or speak because he was locked in, playing a video game just by blinking his eyes. that's one thing we are hoping to move towards. james, you are blinking good at this game, can i say! thank you very much. applause and finally, we've got chris on a bike. what are we looking at here? what chris is doing is with a band similar to what he wore with the arm, the chain on the bicycle is shifting in response to him twitching his arms, so he's changing gears without having to move
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his fingers at all. a huge round of applause for our brilliant guests! applause we all love furry animals, nice, fluffy furry animals. well, sometimes technology can be responsible for helping our feathered and furry friends out of very dire situations. please, watch this video. dramatic music i have to say, i was a little bit cheeky there. because we were feeling what you felt during that. those of you wearing your
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wristbands, hold them up please. what colour are they? some very excited people over there! so we are here with our emotional sensing wristbands. they measure how excited or possibly stressed you are. and today we are giving them out to the audience members, and they are going to be taking part in an experiment to see how excited they've got. you've worked with lady gaga, black eyed peas — so why would you do this in the context of your work, working with big performers? fans get super excited. we've toured with a lot of music artists and we stood side—by—side with the black eyed peas, 80,000 people really excited. you'll notice they were changing colour, but that's not the only way you can tell what's going on. what have you been doing to help us show our viewers and our audience what their feelings are like?
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we've never tried out these biometric wristbands before, so it's very exciting. we've done a lot of real—time data visualisation from audience—generated feeds. you can see what we were looking at there was obviously bio—emotional pulses. if it's blue, you are feeling strong intense emotions, down to those of you who are emotional deserts! your wristbands would have remained white throughout. now, we are going to take you to mars. to do that, we need a couple of experts. so would you please welcome from california, from nasa'sjet propulsion laboratory, victor and alex! applause
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alex, we also need some martian astronauts. we've got three martian astronauts, the first is kate. what are they seeing and what are they using on their heads to do it? they are wearing an augmented reality device, and they are seeing the most accurate 3—d model of mars that's ever been made. this is the best reconstruction of mars that we can make, given the data that we have. so i think this is kate's point of view you're seeing here. this isn't cgi, these are real photographic images stitched together in a 3—d landscape. exactly. we've built a landscape so that our scientists and engineers can walk around on mars as if they were there. why would they want to do that, is itjust a toy? it's not. the tricky thing about driving a robot on another planet is nobody can tell us where that robot is and what the surrounding scenery looks like.
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whenever you take a picture, you're taking the 3—d world and compressing it into 2—d and distorting it and losing information. a round of applause for our astronauts please. applause we're going to switch to another demo and bring victor on. next we've got a video of how they are using these in nasa. run the video, and tell us why on earth would you give these to astronauts? because they are already there doing the cool stuff. nasa is trying to send astronauts further than they've ever been before. for them to do that, they have to do their work more effectively by themselves without the help of mission control. how does this help them to do that? technologies like these and these applications we're showing you will enable them to do the procedures by themselves. giving them 3—d instruction guides, will allow them to walk
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around their station and have guides walking them through the procedure. so it's like a training manual when you look at a button and it says, don't press this one! exactly. and apart from on the space station, who might use this? why might we be using augmented reality when things appear in your vision in the future? there's a lot of industries using it right now, architecture, medical, automobile. but tte thing it'sost tangible with is party planning or building your own space, your own house, picking furniture and placing it in specific spots before buying anything. so what we are going to do now is an augmented reality experience where astronauts will be able to see us but there will also be something in the middle of the stage. what is going to be in the middle of the stage? this is the march 2020 rover. it's not been built yet.
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it's only in the design stage. they can see you, but they can see this rover in the way. you can see them, you can't see anything so they look like a couple of loons. who would use this? well, right now we are using it on many of our missions, our spacecraft designers, our mechanical engineers are able to design. being able to visualise this tool before they build it. it's been an amazing tool for them to use. i'm hearing we've got time for one more volunteer. so if there's anyone else who would like to experience it? i have to have a go. i have to come onto the stage and have a go. i've always wanted to look at mars! applause my goodness. this is inspiring me to take on the tone of patrick moore.
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what a very fine rover that is! i think that will be very good at navigating around. however i don't think we can park it there. it might get clamped! jon culshaw, thank you so much! also victor and alex! applause you can keep it! how much fun was that? would you please welcome to the stage, james veitch! applause i'm single. hi, guys. so, i'm single. a few years ago i was on a dating website, guardian soul mates, have you heard of it? do you want to admit to that? i was doing ok, it was all right.
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then i was booted off. i got an e—mail that said we are writing to let you know that that your dating profile breached our terms and conditions and won't be visible to other users. your profile picture should not contain people other than yourself. i could not... this was the picture i was trying to make my profile picture. laughter they weren't actively hostile so i think it was ok. i think i made them laugh. it's weird to talk about your dating life in front of people. it's not something normal people do. i was annoyed with them for having given me the runaround. i had a bit of spare time. so what i did was i sent them letter. from the duck. laughter it has come to my attention james veitch has been using my image without my permission! my comedy is about technology, really. i've always been fond of gadgets, i think it is nice. it's fun to be chatting in the green room. i've literally no idea, i'm just saying words.
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but i like it, and i like all the people around me being geeky. it's refreshing. one girl sent me a message and said, how is he taking the picture, he's got no arms! that's your issue with this?! applause thank you, james! please welcome to the stage stephen mcneil and rob sedgebeer! applause so, you tour the country playing group video games. how on earth did that come about, and why didn't i think of it? about three years ago i started doing live video game show. up in edinburgh at the fringe festival it's a long month,
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so we thought if we got our friends really drunk and got them to swear at each other while they play video games, we could charge people to watch it. you're laughing, but that turned out to be far more successful than the jokes we'd written for five years! that's now a tv show. rob, the sexy genius in the red shirt, he was technical manager on the tv show but also invented this technology which you will which you will hopefully be locked into, which allows everybody to play along with us. either it's going to be amazing or they are going to watch me have a breakdown because it won't work. while i panic at the laptop. you've broken a record, haven't you? broke a record. a proper record. it was on our programme as well. we had our residency
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where we develop all the new stuff. rob broke the record for the number of people to play a single game of pong. it was awesome. shall we do it? i hope so, i don't know if it's going to work yet! if we get no reaction, my wife was right and i am a failure. on kate's team, you're the blue team. this side, you're the red team. one, two, three...! you should now get those buttons. you get an up and down arrow. i would recommend up for spencer's team... you get a freebie. that's ok. we'd like to see the blue one move... yes, it moves. first to five points wins. you're annoyingly good at the game. i'm very excited cose normally i'm
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not allowed out of the house. they are going to lose their minds, it's going to be awesome. work together... that's better. oh, my goodness me, that's fast! keep playing! one more point will do it! you're not even looking! a single point for spencer — it's a victory for the red team! applause i'm exhausted! thank you so much for coming. goodbye, and get out of here! applause this is the most work i've done in a long time! it was brilliant! the game was quite exciting at the end. it's been a largely clear and dry
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day. temperatures are going to plummet tonight, particularly across central and southern parts of england. south wales as well. there could well be ice on untreated surfaces. temperatures in the countryside particularly in the cold side, around —a or —5 towards the south. not quite so cold towards the north west. quite windy towards the northern isles. a little bit of rain for the west of scotland, but more in the wake of sunshine can be found towards the south. temperatures around five or 7 degrees here, further north, eight or nine celsius. but a priest —— a pretty
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decent day all in all; wednesday dry u nsettled, decent day all in all; wednesday dry unsettled, cold towards the east. cloudy in the south—west, and highs of four 29 degrees. —— to 9 degrees. this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8pm... an 11—year—old girl has died two days after being knocked down in a hit and run in oldham. her 12 year old cousin, who was with her, died at the scene. four men are being questioned. new photos of the gunman who attacked a nightclub in istanbul on new year's eve are released, as police say they are close to identifying him. the funerals have been held today of some of the victims. most of those who died were foreigners. police say a 23—year—old man has been killed in a house fire started
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deliberately in glasgow. his partner is in a critical condition in hospital. also... taking root: the first wave of garden villages in england are given the go—ahead. ministers say the aim is to create tens of thousands of new homes,
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