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this is bbc news. the headlines at two. the prime minister says she will announce more details about her brexit plans over the coming weeks, insisting that britain will get the right deal. i think it is wrong to look at this as just i think it is wrong to look at this asjust a binary i think it is wrong to look at this as just a binary issue, i think it is wrong to look at this asjust a binary issue, as i think it is wrong to look at this as just a binary issue, as to either you have control of immigration, or you have control of immigration, or you have control of immigration, or you have a good trade deal. i do not see it as a binary issue. a lorry has rammed into a group of israeli soldiers injerusalem, killing four and injuring 15. a political adviser at the israeli embassy has been secretly recorded saying he wants to "take down" the foreign office minister sir alan duncan, who is a strong critic ofjewish settlements. the queen has attended church at sandringham after missing services over christmas and the new year because of a heavy cold. the big freeze — parts of europe and the eastern united states
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are hit by a cold snap. heavy snowfall and subzero temperatures have left more than 20 people dead and caused transport chaos. a huge turbine is transported through hull ahead of its installation as part of the 2017 city of culture event. and we visit a school that is hoping to break down barriers between different communities in northern ireland. that's in reporters. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the prime minister, theresa may, says the government will take back control of britain's borders when we leave the eu, and appeared to suggest that could mean leaving the single market. but in her first interview of the new year, mrs may said
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the choice between controlling immigration and staying in the single market was not a ‘binary‘ — either/or — decision. mrs may also said 2017 would be the year when the government will set out more of its domestic agenda. here's our political correspondent, suzanna mendonca. ever since she took on the job, there is one subject which has dominated theresa may's premiership. brexit means brexit. and we're going to make a success of it. is it harder soft, grey off—white? we want a red, white and blue brexit. what form would it take? the prime minister made it clear she did not want to keep bits of membership, she insisted britain could control immigration alongside getting a good trade deal. what i'm saying, it is wrong to look at this as a binary issue. people are talking as if we want to
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keep the bits. we're not going to be a member of the any longer. she did not go as far as to say whether she would quit the single market. labour says she needs to offer more clarity. she had one question put to her three times and still did not answer, which is, are you prioritising immigration over access to the single market? that was the question she did not want to answer. i think now, ten to 11 weeks from the triggering of article 50 and the most important negotiations for a generation, we need more clarity and we have not got it. any move away from the single market could spur this ultimatum from the scottish first minister to have a second referendum on scotland's independence. they will be making a big mistake if they think i'm bluffing. we voted to stay in the eu and we were told voting no was the only where we could stay in the eu and we now face being taken out of the eu. —— the only way. theresa may doesn't want to be defined by brexit alone and is trying to wrestle the agenda back to her domestic plans, what she calls the shared society.
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it is about us recognising our obligations as citizens within the communities and society that we have here in the uk. it is about recognising that there is a role for government, and that government needs to make sure it is acting as effectively as possible in those areas where it should be taking action. she will begin that tomorrow with her plans to target the stigma of mental health and there will be more policies around housing and her industrial strategy still to come. israel's ambassador to britain has apologised after a member of his staff was secretly recorded saying he wanted to "take down" foreign minister sir alan duncan. fox shai masot was recorded by an undercover aljazeera reporter as he lunched with a female aide to the mp robert halfon — a former political director of the group, conservative friends of israel. mr masot is also heard describing the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, as an idiot.
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the ambassador, mark regev, said the comments did not reflect the israeli government's views. jane—frances kelly reports. the emergence of the footage is highly embarrassing for the israelis. it shows shai masot dining with, among others, an aide to the conservative education minister robert halfon. mr masot, a senior political adviser at the israeli embassy, says he would like to bring down a member of the british government. sir alan duncan has been a fierce critic of israeli policy. just over two years ago, he described israel's control and division of the west bank city of hebron as nothing short of apartheid, where palestinians were treated as second—class citizens. in the covert footage, mr masot also describes sir alan's boss, borisjohnson, in less than flattering terms. sir crispin blunt, chair of the commons
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foreign affairs select committee, described mr masot‘s comments about sir alan as outrageous and deserving of investigation. lord pollock, director of the conservative friends of israel said, "we utterly condemn any attempt to undermine sir alan duncan, or any minister or any member of parliament". in a statement, the foreign office said: while the british government is not taking any further action, the film raises uncomfortable questions about mr masot, and just how much influence he has been able to wield. jane—frances kelly, bbc news. a lorry has rammed into a group of israeli soldiers injerusalem — killing four and injuring 15. police say the vehicle veered off course and hit them as they got off a bus. the lorry driver was shot dead. it follows a period of palestinian attacks which have killed a0 israelis.
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in that same time, nearly 230 palestinians died from israeli fire. let's hear from a tour let's hearfrom a tour guide let's hear from a tour guide who saw the attack as it happened. i was one of the tour guides that —— and there were about ten groups of soldiers. i was in one of the buses, we've got down off the bus and we went here on the promenade. i started to guide, and after a few minutes, ijust started to guide, and after a few minutes, i just heard started to guide, and after a few minutes, ijust heard somebody screaming and i was concentrating on my guided tour, and at a certain point, ijust saw my guided tour, and at a certain point, i just saw the truck going from the road onto the sidewalk, and just hitting soldiers. it took me some time to understand it was a terror attack. the soldiers started
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shooting on him and it took some time until they were able to kill him. he had time to make a reverse, with his truck. and to wound and kill other soldiers. our correspondent yolande knell is injerusalem. do we have any idea of the identity of the lorry driver? well, the israeli police chief did tell journalists that this was a palestinian man from a nearby neighbourhood in eastjerusalem. but no more details have been given, and there are some reporting restrictions in this case. what we know from the israeli medics who we re know from the israeli medics who were at the scene is that there were four soldiers killed, all of them in their 20s, three young women, and one young man. there is some very graphic security camera footage we have now seen, which shows this incident. the group of israeli
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soldiers who were on an educational tour had just got off their coach, they were standing in a parking area close to this spot, the promenade, which has a very good view, you can see clearly the old city of jerusalem, and then a lorry klaus at high speed into the group of soldiers. —— plough is no. it even seems to turn around to driver and once again. that is a point we understand when the palestinian driver reported to be the palestinian driver, was shot dead. and we are expecting a statement from the israeli prime minister benjamin soon. this has all got to be seen in context. —— benjamin netanyahu. be seen in context. —— benjamin neta nyahu. this be seen in context. —— benjamin netanyahu. this has got to be seen in the context in which palestinians have killed a0 is released but over 200 palestinians have died from israeli fire. this is over a period of some 15 months, when this upsurge
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in palestinian attacks has taken place. most of them have been knife attacks, stabbings. there have also been some car running is shootings. as you say, about a0 israelis killed during that period, more than 200 palestinians, most of whom, israel says, were carrying out attacks. 0thers says, were carrying out attacks. others have also been killed during clashes. there has been this cycle of violence, although in the last few months, there had appeared to be something of a lull. suddenly dubbed and certainly no israelis killed in the last two months. this will increase anxiety on the streets and already we are seeing security stepped up in response to what has happened. we will leave it there, yolande knell, 20. we will be bringing you more on that statement by the israeli prime minister when we have it. much of europe is in the grip of a big freeze, with some areas seeing temperatures that are colder than the arctic. it's led to at least 20 deaths over
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the last couple of days and there has been heavy snowfall — even in places that rarely see snow. at least ten people died in poland, where temperatures plummeted to as low as —1a celsius this weekend. seven people died in italy after heavy snow hit the south—eastern and central regions. five of them were homeless. in the czech republic, emergency services reported three deaths, after its capital, prague, experienced its coldest night of winter so far. and in belgium, a man died after his truck slid off the highway. elsewhere in europe, the extreme weather has caused travel chaos. and the eastern united states is also experiencing harsh winter conditions, which have led to many fatal crashes on the roads. leanne brown has this report. strong blizzards and heavy snow in romania, paralysing traffic. more than 50 roads were closed because of low visibility, and winds up to 90mph. hundreds of people had to be rescued from their cars. and one woman who could not get to hospital gave birth
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in an emergency vehicle at the side of the road. temperatures in parts of europe are now below those in the arctic. at least ten people have died in poland, many from hypothermia. as temperatures plummet to —20, the vulnerable are most at risk. the police are checking abandoned buildings for those forced to sleep rough. winter storms claimed at least seven lives in southern and central italy. towns hit by last year's earthquake face a new threat. here in amatrice firefighters are struggling to shore up dozens of damaged buildings. in turkey, bitterly cold air and heavy snowfall have brought parts of istanbul to a standstill. roads are blocked and hundreds of flights have been cancelled and waterways closed. the big freeze has also hit greece, including thousands of refugees and migrants on the island of lesbos, who are used to more warmer conditions.
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after ten years in greece, we have snow. our people are very happy! even for those seeking the snow, it proved too much. these people skiing in bosnia decided to head home. translation: we came here thinking maybe the ski track would be ready and that we could ski a little bit, but it is too cold, especially on our hands. for thousands of people in america's deep south, storm helena has brought eight inches of snow. at least four people are thought to have died in weather—related incidents and tens of thousands of homes are without power. in atlanta alone, a00 flights have been disrupted. many residents are listening to advice which is to stay inside. we will stay home all weekend, just because we can. we will be by the fireplace and ready to go. roads have been turned to ice rinks
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and as the storm moves to the north east it's causing traffic pile—ups. for both the united states and europe, forecasters are warning the icy conditions will remain for a few more days at least. credit card and personal loan debt is at record levels, according to new analysis by the tuc. it says unsecured debt — that is money that's not borrowed against property — has reached £13,000 per household. unions are warning a slowdown in wage growth and increasing inflation could make the debt more difficult to repay for many. here's our business correspondent, joe lynam. with christmas over, many of us will be poring over our bank statements to check our finances. in recent years, some of us are taking on increasing amounts of unsecured debt, including overd rafts, student loans, credit cards and personal loans. analysis of official data by the tuc shows the average amount
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of unsecured borrowing per household has doubled since 2000 to £12,900. furthermore, the proportion of unsecured debt in proportion to disposable income hasjumped from 21% to almost 28%, leaving a record total of unsecured debt of £3a9 billion in britain. we have looked that debt across the board, we also saw about two thirds of the debt is from an increase in consumer credit, so we do think these figures are of course the concern and we do think these are issues which we need to be thinking about as we go into this quite worrying year the people where we are expecting to see maybe another living standards squeeze. but while unsecured debt is rising, secured borrowing, such as home loans, is becoming more affordable. the bank of england says that mortgage arrears and fdeaults have been declining since 2011. —— defaults. it might be high by historical
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comparison, but it has come down in a fairly sizeable way, by about 20 percentage points. what's more, interest rates are still very low. but policymakers are worried that many of us who have taken on too much debt could face problems if the economy weakens in 2017. joe lynam, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: the prime minister says she will announce more details about her brexit plans over the coming weeks, insisting britain will get the right deal. a lorry has rammed into a group of israeli soldiers in jerusalem, killing four and injuring 15. the israeli ambassador in london has apologised after an embassy official was secretly filmed saying he wanted to ta ke was secretly filmed saying he wanted to take down the foreign office minister sir alan duncan. the queen has recovered
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from her heavy cold and was well enough to attend church at sandringham this morning — her first public appearance since the beginning of december. our royal correspondent daniela relph was there to see her — her report contains flash photography. it had been a much anticipated arrival. driven in a state bentley was the first time the queen had been seen in public since arriving at her sandringham estate before christmas. she arrived just before 11 o'clock, before the morning church service, accompanied by the duke of edinburgh. she had missed church on christmas day and new year's day because of a heavy, lingering cold. those who waited were pleased to see her. we saw her close up and she looked a little bit frail, to be honest, but it is nice to see her. yeah, very exciting. whenever you see her you get a bit of a buzz. it's good to know that she was ok. she looked quite bright and that was quite nice. the queen's speech recorded a few
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weeks before christmas day was one of the last times she had been seen. she had also carried out an investiture. over the last three weeks, she had been laid low. she was advised to stay inside and rest as a precaution to help her recovery. her presence at church over christmas is a set piece royal event and her absence inevitably causes concern and speculation. but royal officials always said this was a 90—year—old woman with a bad cold who needed time to get better. after church the queen was driven back to the main house on the estate and she will remain in norfolk until next month. the number of ambulances called to english prisons has risen by almost a0% in the last three years, according to figures seen by the bbc. there were almost 10,000 call—outs to england's jails and young offenders institutions,
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in the ten months to october. that's an average of one every a5 minutes. emma forde reports. 2016 saw the worst disorder in british prisons for two decades, with critics of the ministry ofjustice blaming overcrowding and staff cuts for increases in violence, drug overdoses and suicide attempts. while ambulances are sometimes called when an inmate is sick, they are also needed to respond to these incidents. the bbc asked every ambulance trust in england to find out how often they have been called to one of the 117 jails in england between january and october last year. the figures show during that time, 10,000 ambulances were needed. that is one on average every a5 minutes, twice the number it was five years ago. paramedics have told the bbc that this is putting an increased strain on services. the justice secretary, liz truss, has promised to spend £1.a billion on new prisons and says
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she will provide an extra 2000 prison officers. emma forde, bbc news. authorities in america have charged the iraq war veteran esteban santiago following the shooting at fort lauderdale airport which left five people dead and several more injured. there are questions about why the 26—year—old, who'd told the fbi he heard voices and was being controlled by the us government, was allowed to keep his weapon after being interviewed last year. a 2a—hour strike by london underground workers — affecting up to four million commuters — is due to start this evening. unions are angry aboutjob losses and the closure of ticket offices. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, has made a last—ditch appeal to the trade unions to cancel their planned tube strike. let's give you a few more details of what could be a chaotic week for rail commuters in the south east of england. the 2a—hour london underground strike begins at 6pm tonight. widespread disruption is expected.
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the majority of central london tube stations will be closed. there will also be a limited services on other tube lines in outer london. and it could be the first in a series of rail strikes this week. drivers on southern rail are due to walk out on tuesday, wednesday and friday. and there are a further three strikes planned for the 2ath, 25th and 27th, which could mean yet more disruption for passengers. this morning, a 75 metre wind turbine blade was transported through the streets of hull. it is being put up in the centre of hull as an art installation, because this year hull is the city of culture. sarah wollaston is in hull and has been finding out more. —— sarah morton. this is not your usual piece of artwork. it is 75 metres long and
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weighs 28 tonnes. this is a giant wind turbine blade. you would normally find one of these on top of a large wind turbine, miles out at sea. how do you get one into the centre of a city? well, very carefully! this turbine blade left the factory where it was made this evening ——, the siemens factory, on the back of a lorry, moving very slowly. the city centre as some narrow roads and tight corners so about 50 pieces of street furniture had to be removed, traffic lights, road barriers, signs, all had to come down so nothing would get in its wake. you can see now, two very large cranes, slowly manoeuvring it into exactly the position that has been envisaged by the artist, who joins me now. why a wind turbine blade in the centre of hull city centre? the blade is a defining the zist centre? the blade is a defining the 21st century and they are made in hull. part of hull's future is the
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relationship between wind turbine production and siemens. so, to bring these things together, ideas and industry come together, it is astonishing. how do you feel this morning on a precariousjourney? just impressed. they did a study, did a drawing, did another drying duck—mac did a drawing, did another drying duck- mac and did a drawing, did another drying duck-mac and they moved it. so, they planned the route meticulously. the drawings looked difficult, the movements through the city were graceful. it look effortless. cody if you're seeing it here?|j graceful. it look effortless. cody if you're seeing it here? i like it hovering, but we cannot leave it like that. the truth will only reveal itself when it has gone on his final tripods. this is just the
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first of a series of temporary art exhibitions that have been put up around hull to mark its view as city of culture. already a big crowd have, to look at this and you will be able to see it until the 18th of march. hollywood is gearing up for this year's golden globes — one of the biggest nights in the entertainment calendar. the ceremony is traditionally seen as an indicator of which films will do well at the oscars and there are plenty of british contenders. this report by our los angeles correspondent james cook contains some flash photography. hollywood likes nothing better than talking about itself. this year it has gone a step further, singing and dancing. la la land's love interests are played by ryan gosling and emma stone, and the city of stars itself. you've never seen it? i've never seen it. oh, my. you know it is playing at the rialto? really? yes. the next contender for golden globes glory could hardly be more different. he usually can take care of hisself. he good that way. moonlight, with six nominations,
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is a coming—of—age story. naomie harris plays a drug—addicted mother, and she thinks the industry is getting better at telling stories about people of colour. i think there is a fantastic level of diversity this year, and i think it's something that is so to be celebrated. and it is a shame that we have to... it almost seems so regressive to have these conversations about race, in 2017 now, that we are still fixated about that. we just want great movies, really. do you think there is a change this year? where do you think we stand? i think there are changes happening all the time. when i think about my career 25 years ago, and starting out, and how few actors there were to fill the very few roles for people of colour, the stories were just not the stories that i guess studios and producers... didn't realise they were stories that people wanted to see. another story that continues to fascinate is that of the british royalfamily.
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claire foy has been showered with praise for her portrayal of the young elizabeth. what a role to take on. i know, what an idiot! do you know what the royals think of it? no, i wish i did. i wish they would reach out, but we don't know anything, really. i was wondering if i might take danny into town? for what? a change. in tv, the bbc coproduction the night manager has four nominations. the adaptation ofjohn le carre's novel has won praise from critics and audiences, to the delight of its star, tom hiddleston. when you make something, you never know if it's going to catch fire and ignite people's interests, but it seemed to. and that is testament to the writing ofjohn le carre. i think spy thrillers will be enduringly popular, and he's the master. riz ahmed is also up for best actor for his role in the hbo crime drama the night of.
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it's very authentic. i think the reality of being caught up in a murder case, facing the slow wheels ofjustice, it's not a walk in the park. so far, there is no clear favourite to sweep the board this awards season, which just makes the golden globes, always keenly followed for clues as to oscars success, all the more intriguing. let's ta ke let's take a look at the weather. it has been a bit of a greyhound drizzly weekend. the weather is not changing ina drizzly weekend. the weather is not changing in a hurry through the rest of the day. over the next 2a hours, we will see things becoming more u nsettled. we will see things becoming more unsettled. quite a lot of cloud, mist and mark across england and wales. further north west, the breeze is big enough as we head through the day. turning breezy,
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some rain across the of scotland. elsewhere, some drizzly rain and temperatures between eight and 11. in the evening we will see the wind picking up further and the rain becoming more persistent across parts of scotland and northern ireland. england and wales staying with the same theme we have other weekend, a lot of cloud, some mist and fog, murky and drizzly but mild conditions. monday, the weather will be dominated by a cold front moving gradually south—east. a spell of windy and wet weather working across england and wales, the rain arriving towards the south east by the middle of the afternoon. that will be followed by a clearer skies with some sunshine but also some showers, falling as sleet and snow across the hills of scotland. turning colder from the north west, leading to a more unsettled week ahead. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines... the prime minister says says britain cannot expect to hold on to "bits" of its membership after leaving the eu. theresa may insisted she will be able to secure control over
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immigration to the uk as well as favourable trading terms with the eu during brexit negotiations. a lorry has rammed into a group of israeli soldiers injerusalem, killing four and injuring 15. police are treating the incident as a terror attack. the israeli ambassador in london has apologised after an embassy official was secretly filmed saying he wanted to "take down" the foreign office minister sir alan duncan, who's a strong critic ofjewish settlements. the average amount of unsecured debt has reached a record—high of almost £13,000 per uk household. heavy snowfalls and sub—zero temperatures are continuing across europe and the eastern united states — causing more than 20 deaths — and bringing transport chaos.
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