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sir ivan rogers was due to play key role in negotiations, but leave campaigners say he was a brexit pessimist. clearly the wrong man for the job, the only regret i've got is that he didn't go the day after the referendum. it is a spectacular own goal, cos the only way we're going to deliver a successful, workable brexit is precisely with the expertise of people like ivan rogers. we'll be asking where this leaves the government's brexit plans. also tonight, the police operation that ended with a shooting off the m62 — yassar yaqub was killed by a firearms officer, an investigation is under way. still on the run after the istanbul nightclub terror attack — turkish police are hunting for this suspect. the new year's day walk that could have ended in disaster — the couple saved by a cairngorm rescue team. we didn't know really where we were going, you couldn't see a hand in front of your face, so we decided to get the survival bags out and get down for the night in them. music: whole lotta love by led zeppelin
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a whole lotta albums — vinyl sales hit a 25—year high in the era of streaming and downloads. and coming up in the sport on bbc news, swansea city have apointed bayern munich‘s assistant coach paul clement as their new manager, succeeding bob bradley, who was sacked last week. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. britain's top diplomat to the european union has resigned. sir ivan rogers leaves hisjob just months before the government is due to kick off formal brexit talks. sir ivan found himself at the centre of a political storm recently when he told ministers a brexit deal could take up to ten years. leave campaigners accused him
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of being unduly pessimistic, while others said he was simply reporting sentiment in brussels. carole walker's in downing street. carole. thank you, well, sir ivan rogers' resignation caught downing street and the foreign office by surprise. he was due to be our man at the eu until november to see through the first opening phase of those crucial brexit negotiations. but not eve ryo ne brexit negotiations. but not everyone is disappointed at his badge. —— his departure. behind the darkened windows, at the prime minister's side, as she arrived at last month's eu summit, sir ivan rogers tried to keep a low profile. but his warning that it could take the uk ten years to get a new eu trade deal overshadowed what was already a difficult occasion for theresa may. sir ivan was one of britain's most experienced negotiators, he was a key member of david cameron's team when the former prime minister tried to get agreement on a new relationship with the eu
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before the referendum. and some who've worked with sir ivan believe his departure is a real loss to the government. the only way we're going to deliver a successful, workable brexit is precisely with the expertise of people like ivan rogers, who's now been forced to the margins, forced to the side lines, because of the angry zeal of brexiteers who just won't accept anyone who says anything different to what they so happen to believe in. but leading brexit campaigners are delighted he's gone. sir ivan is part of the establishment that, frankly, haven't accepted the referendum result and are hoping that, frankly, it will never happen. i'm sorry to say, but the foreign office is stuffed full of these people, from top to bottom. for decades, they've been taking britain in completely the wrong direction, and i hope sir ivan's departure is followed by many, many more. in her new year's message, the prime minister stressed her commitment to getting a brexit deal that works for everyone. for we have made
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a momentous decision and set ourselves on a new direction. whoever takes over as the uk representative to the eu will play a critical role. it's important that we have someone in thejob, as sir ivan was doing, and no doubt his successor will do as well, who will report back to the british government and, through the government to parliament, about what the other member states are saying and thinking. because in a negotiation it really pays to know where the other side is coming from. theresa may has said she'll trigger article 50 by the end of march, and the official line is that sir ivan rogers has decided to leave now so a new appointment can be made before the start of those formal negotiations for britain's departure from the eu. now, whilst downing street is determined to convey a positive brexit message, sources who knows sir ivan well, and no brussels well, are concerned that his warnings simply did not fit the narrative so
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we re simply did not fit the narrative so were dismissed out of hand. and they are concerned that it will be very difficult to find a replacement who knows europe as well as he did, and is prepared to carry through those negotiations to get the sort of deal that downing street wants, whilst dealing with those eu leaders. all right, carole, thank you very much. let's get more on this from oui’ much. let's get more on this from our europe correspondent damian grammaticas, who joins us from brussels. most bus wouldn't have heard of sir ivan rogers or thejob heard of sir ivan rogers or thejob he was doing, how important a role is it? george, it was very important and it will be even more so when those brexit negotiations begin, because the ambassador here is not just an ambassador who hosts dinner parties. the way things work in this town, when the eu has to agree something, ambassadors from 28 countries sit around a table, thrash out the issues, then the ministers and leaders arrive to sign off on the final agreements. and leaders arrive to sign off on the finalagreements. losing and leaders arrive to sign off on the final agreements. losing sir ivan at this stage he's a big hole. now, he had spent the last three
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yea rs now, he had spent the last three years here doing exactly that, doing david cameron's renegotiation, so his supporters would say that he knows what is politically ozbilen for the uk to achieve. what you heard the other side say is that what the uk needs is an optimist, but in this town the talk about it taking possibly ten years to achieve a trade deal was well known before the referendum, the uk government had said so itself, so there was no surprise about that. but this does leave now theresa may with only a few weeks to find a replacement who knows that they will be in the spotlight, they will be scrutinised, and we'll be having to take on those brexit negotiations very soon. damian, thank you very much. west yorkshire police were following up information about an illegal weapon when they shot dead a man last night. yassar yaqub was driving off the m62 slip road at huddersfield when a number of unmarked police cars surrounded his vehicle. police say it was a pre—planned operation. danny savage is at the scene of the shooting. the day after the shooting,
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and the cars involved remain exactly where they stopped last night. the two dark—coloured vehicles and the silver mercedes are unmarked police cars. the two white cars are understood to be the target of the operation. as they boxed in the cars and stopped, armed officers were quickly out of their vehicles, and shots were fired. bullet holes can be seen in the windscreen of a white audi. the keys of the vehicles have today been left on the bonnet of that car. forensics officers have been examining the scene in detail. what was the exact sequence of events which led to a man being shot dead here? he was yassar yaqub, a 27—year—old fatherfrom huddersfield. eight years go, he was cleared of trying to shoot dead two people. one friend on facebook wrote, "you were no angel but did not deserve this." the incident happened just outside
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huddersfield as the cars came off the m62junction huddersfield as the cars came off the m62 junction 24. at around six o'clock, they drove on to this slip road and were hemmed in by police and broadway stop. shortly after that, shots were fired and yassar yaqub or shot. at the same time in bradford another vehicle was shot and two people arrested. as the busy motorwayjunction was closed down last night, many people were caught up in the chaos. there were these rapid—response vehicles that kept pulling up, big, large vehicles, then a couple of ambulances turned up. as soon as the ambulance pulled up, some of the policemen ran up and told the ambulance they had to get down as quickly as possible to where the incident took place. it looked like somebody needed urgent medical help. at yassar yaqub‘s family home, armed police arrived this afternoon making inquiries. friends and relatives who were visiting soon left. the operation related to information received about a criminal possession
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of a firearm, and i've been fully updated by the chief constable. the incident is not terrorism related. the independent police complaints commission is now overseeing the investigation. among the questions they'll be asking are, did mr yaqub pose an imminent threat to life, what was he doing when he was shot, and has any weapon been recovered? and one of those questions from the independent police complaints commission has been answered within the last few minutes in a statement from them. they say what appears to bea from them. they say what appears to be a non—police issue firearm was discovered in the vehicle in which yaqub was travelling, so in other words a gun was found in the vehicle that he was in. at the scene recovery vehicles have moved in in the last half—hour or so to begin taking those cars away. this is still shut, 24 hours on. it won't
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open until later this evening, causing quite a few traffic problems. but still a long way to go in this investigation. george. danny, thank you. the main suspect in the new year terror attack which left 39 people dead in an istanbul nightclub is still on the run. turkish police have detained more than a dozen people so far. our turkey correspondent mark lowen has been into the club where the massacre took place. three days ago, this place was full ofjoy, of life, of celebration. today, reina nightclub is a crime scene, scarred by terror. we were the first british broadcasters allowed in, briefly. a rare glimpse of where 39 people were killed on new year's eve. imagine the horror as 180 bullets were sprayed here, people jumping into the freezing bosporus to escape. the owners of reina say they will reopen the nightclub. it's a sign of the defiant mood here. yes, people are sombre, yes, they're fearful,
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but turks have lived with the terror threat for decades, albeit on a smaller scale, and they‘ re determined not to let it defeat them. watch the right—hand side of this footage from the attack. a manjumps over a low fence outside the nightclub to avoid the bullets. then the gunman runs up to the door, shooting his way into reina. that man on the right of the video was the nightclub manager, who had a miraculous escape. translation: i felt bullets explode next to me, i threw myself over the fence. the gunman shot from behind, the bullets went centimetres over my head. when i fell, he must have thought he had hit me, so he went inside, and i heard the terrible sounds. new pictures have been released of the suspect, who is still on the run. so—called islamic state called him their brave soldier. turkish authorities have given
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no information about him. overnight, an area of istanbul was raided. reports say the gunman travelled from there to the nightclub for the attack, but no arrests were made. there have, though, been others detained, including two foreigners at istanbul airport. it's not clear what link, if any, they're thought to have had with the attack. those tired of terror went to the scene of the massacre today, a quiet commemoration. tributes were laid and thoughts gathered about how their country can rebuild and how the next generation can regain a sense of safety. i don't want to cry any more while i am watching the news, you know? it makes me really sad. and i don't want my daughter to grow up in this kind of environment, you know? with this news in the background and everything. i want her to be happy. and so a nervous wait to see if those
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who protect this country are really closing in on the man who brought horror to new year's eve. mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. a british soldier who died in iraq yesterday has now been named. lance corporal scott hetherington, who was 22 and serving with the 2nd battalion duke of lancaster's regiment, had only recently become a father to a baby girl. it's believed he was killed in an accidental shooting, an investigation is under way. activity in the uk's manufacturing sector hit a two—and—a—half—year high, according to a survey of purchasing managers last month. it found that a weaker pound has helped to boost orders from overseas but that cost pressures faced by firms remained high. another day, another tweet from president—elect donald trump. his latest comments on the social—media site accused the american car maker general motors of building vehicles abroad but importing them tax—free for sale in the us. getting manufacturing jobs back
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to the us was a theme he returned to again and again during last year's election campaign. let's get the latest from our north america editor, jon sopel. jon, he isn't president yet, but already these remarks he makes on twitter, it has peoplejumping. yeah, if you want to get an example of the new style of politics that will be heralded with the donald trump era, it is this — if you are a businessman, politician, diplomat or journalist, the first thing you have to do each morning is checked donald trump's twitter feed. this to do each morning is checked donald trump's twitterfeed. this morning it was general motors in the cross hairs with this tweet. general motors is sending mexican made model of chevy cruze to us car dealers across the border, make in usa or pay big border tax. that, of course, left general motors grumbling for a response, they have pointed out that of 180,000 cars they sell in the us,
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only 4000 come from mexico, most of the global market, but it has put them on the defensive. and listen to this, ford, the subject of previous aggressive tweet by donald trump, announced today that they are abandoning plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in mexico and instead are going to create 700 newjobs in michigan. the ceo of ford saying, this is a vote of confidence in donald trump's business friendly policies. it seems for the moment that politics by intimidation on twitter is working for mr trump. 0k, jon, thank you very much. a couple in their 50s, who narrowly escaped death after a night in the cairngorm mountains, have been speaking of their ordeal. bob and cathy elmer, from lincolnshire, were caught out after miscalculating the length of their walk and had to shelter from blizzard conditions using a light survival bag. our scotland correspondent, lorna gordon, has the story. the brutal conditions of a scottish winter —
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out on the hills, 50 mile an hour winds, freezing temperatures and deep snow. i'm not cold, to be honest. experienced walkers, bob and cathy elmer, had become disorientated in the appalling weather and had realised their only option was to hunker down when their torch failed. the guy's in pretty good nick. this the moment mountain rescue teams found them and then guided them to safety. the snow was at times up to our waist. we eventually got out onto the plateau with the intention of trying to find the summit of cairngorm, then my head lamp gave up, so we decided that we couldn't go on any further because we didn't know really where we were going. you couldn't see a hand in front of your face, so we decided to get the survival bags out and get down for the night in them. it was a move rescuers believed saved their lives and that of their dog, meg, who had her own separate survival bag. conditions were arctic
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and in the area they were, you know, no matter which way they walked there was steep ground there and in the dark, with one head torch and disorientated, it would have been so easy to take a very, very serious tumble. this is one of scotland's highest mountains and conditions further up towards the summit can close in quickly, catching out even the most experienced of climbers. the couple's close call underlines just how dangerous winter walking can be. we survived. it's like they say, if we hadn't had the right equipment, we wouldn't be here. it is a grim place up there in the wintertime, especially when the conditions change. you know, you can — if you're not prepared for it — you can seriously run into some serious situations. willie's a very careful driver, he'll look after you. the elmers' say they will return to the mountains, although they added not to this one, where their new year's day walk ended with their dramatic rescue. lorna gordon, bbc news, cairngorm mountain. the time is 6.18pm.
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our top story this evening. britain's top eu diplomat quits, just weeks before the start of official brexit talks. still to come. 0h, still to come. oh, it goes in the thing that goes around in a circle. vinyl sales on the rise, but not with all music lovers. coming up in sportsday on bbc news. world number one, sirandy murray, begins his warm—up for the australian open later this month by beating frenchman jeremy chardy in qatar. the government initiative on starter homes for first time buyers — first announced last year — is due to get underway this year. but the housing backlog is so big that it could take decades to resolve. back in 1981, almost a third
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of english households were council homes. today, that number has dropped to less than one in ten. jeremy cooke asks whether it's possible to start building a new generation of council houses. brick by brick. new homes for housing crisis britain, and not just any new houses, these are council houses. they're a rare sight, but this is birmingham, where they've built more council houses in the past seven years than any other local authority — on a mission to tackle a housing waiting list that stands at 18,000 people. the osmonds' have been in their flat for eight years, but the family has long outgrown the space available. if we want to play, we have to just like play there for 10 minutes because we don't have enough space. now, they've heard it's their time to move into one of birmingham's new council homes. we've been trying and trying and trying to get a house. we never expected to get a new house. cambridge is one of a handful
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of local authorities who've just qualified for government money to start building council houses, but there are warnings that it will take 20 years to fix a problem that's already been around for decades. the fundamental problem is that government stops us doing what we need to do. the total value of all of our housing is £1.5 billion, if they just gave us the freedom to borrow against that, we could build 10,000 homes over the next 20—30 years. the government insists that the number of council houses being built today is at its highest rate since 1996 and that there are billions of pounds available to fund them. but the numbers are creeping back from an all—time low in 2004, when the uk builtjust 130 council homes. hard to believe that in 1953, that number was a high of 245,000. homes for the baby—boomers and beyond. news reel: archive: even
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by present standards, these houses are almost luxurious. the dinette has a serving hatch to the kitchen. today, it all looks very different. ageing tower blocks, once the future, are being torn down, clearing the way for a new approach to modern, social housing. these are completed ? they are completed. there are people living in these already? new council houses and new houses for sale. now, in birmingham, it's back to the future — new homes by any means necessary. we're also bringing empty properties back into use in the city and we're also, where necessary, using compulsory purchase orders. so we're using all the tool kit, really. but when council homes are built, they do change lives. the osmonds get a first look at their house and, for the kids, theirfirst garden. yeah! but for most of the 1.4 million on england's council house waiting lists,
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this is still a distant dream. jeremy cooke, bbc news, birmingham. newsjust in. british airways cabin crew are to stage a 48—hour strike next week after rejecting an offer aimed at resolving a dispute over pay. unite, the union representing the striking crew, have described pay as "poverty wages." the strike will start on the 10th january. commuters unhappy about the cost of rail travel have protested
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at railway stations in england and wales. ticket prices went up yesterday by an average of 2.3%. the protests were organised by the campaign group, action for rail, which wants train services returned to public ownership. commuters in scotland will return to work tomorrow after the new year holiday. daniel boettcher‘s at king's cross station in central london. asi as i understand it, daniel, they weren't huge protests, do they represent wider sentiment among passengers and commuters? well, certainly, many people that we spoke to here today were not happy that they will be paying more. this was their first day back at work since these increases came into force. 1.9% for regulated fares. that includes most commuter season tickets and overall an average increase of 2.3%. that doesn't apply to northern ireland. action for rail which organised the provide test here, and at other stations, say uk commuters spend more of their salary on railfares commuters spend more of their salary on rail fares than other european countries, including germany, french and italy and sometimes six times as much. the government says more money is needed for investment. it says it's delivering the biggest rail modernisation for more than a century. 97p of every £1 goes into
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providing and improving the rail service. 0k. daniel, thank you very much. sales of vinyl records are at their highest for 25 years, boosted by a new generation of record collectors who buy the albums, but may not even play them. most people these days listen to music via streaming sites, such as spotify. but increasingly they're also buying records in their physical format, as collectors' items. david sillito has more. music: whole lotta love by led zeppelin led zep ii, classic album. for phil barton of sister ray records, there is no debate — musicjust sounds better when it comes on a 12—inch disc. but as a business, it's been tough. however, things have begun to change. listen, ten years ago, i'd have given you the keys to the shop and said, "look, i can't make any money out of this." i didn't realise this stuff was
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still going to be hanging around. david bowie was the biggest seller last year. prince was also in the top ten, along with amy winehouse, fleetwood mac and and the beatles. over the last ten years, sales have grown by 1,500%. however, a recent survey found that nearly half, 48%, were never played. of course, it's worth putting this into some sort of context because just imagine that each of these records represents a million sales. the bpi says if you add in streaming, digital downloads, cds, about 123 million albums were sold last year. the number of vinyl albums sold last year — 3 million. but both were dwarfed by the real music titan, streaming. stream is a totally different beast, really, 45 billion streams.
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it is at the other end of the spectrum. it's not really recorded music in the physical format as we know it. a lot of people at uni buy them. do they? for some it was an entirely new experience. what is that? it's massive. look at it. what is that 12 inches. it's like a pizza. 0h, massive. look at it. what is that 12 inches. it's like a pizza. oh, it goesin inches. it's like a pizza. oh, it goes in the thing that goes round. the circle. you really have never touched or handled this ever before? no, never. it's a first. even drake, the world's most streamed artist, has issued his back catalogue on vinyl after discovering they were being bootlegged but most fa ns they were being bootlegged but most fans of justin they were being bootlegged but most fans ofjustin bieber and other kings of streaming this way of listening is ancient history. david
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sillito, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's louise lear. beautiful blue sky and sunshine for cornwall. plenty of cloud gradually drifting down from the north throughout the afternoon. that cloud is thick enough for the odd spot of showery rain in scotland. we will see gales or showery rain in scotland. we will see gales oi’ severe showery rain in scotland. we will see gales or severe gales to the northern isles and a cluster of showers. the weather front will sink south. preventing temperatures falling too low. maybe light frost to the south—west for a start and a colder start to the north. we start off with that weather front sitting through northern ireland, through north wales across the midlands into's anglesey leah. not as cold a morning, svrps seven or eight degrees. the cloud thick enough for light rain. an improving picture for northern england and scotland, beautiful start to the day. windy and a risk of scattering of showers to the north and east stretching
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down through the coast. a glorious day. once that weather front sinks south we could see late afternoon sunshine into north wales and the midlands. not a sunshine into north wales and the midlands. nota bad sunshine into north wales and the midlands. not a bad day in prospect for many of us. not too cold, four to eight or nine degrees. however, the temperatures are really going to drop off likea the temperatures are really going to drop off like a stone. it will be another bitterly cold night to come wednesday into thursday morning. towns and city centres may see temperatures dropping below freezing inch rural spots minus five, minus six degrees. that will lead to a frost, but it will lead to a glorious day in prospect on thursday. plenty of sunshine coming through. a bit more of a breeze and cloud out to the west, an indication of what's to come for friday. enjoy it. thank you. hello.
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this is bbc news. the headlines. the uk's ambassador to the eu, sir ivan rogers, has abruptly resigned, with formal brexit negotiations due to begin in less than three months. the labour party says it's ‘deeply worrying,‘ but some have welcomed the news. clearly the wrong man for the job andi clearly the wrong man for the job and i only regret he did not go the day after the referendum. a police operation has ended with the fatal shooting of a man on the m62 in huddersfield. yasser yaqub died yesterday. the independent police complaints commission is investigating. there have been more arrests in turkey after the new year's eve nightclub shooting, but the gunman who killed 39 people, is still on the run. a man from west sussex has died
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