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in the vulnerable people, the in the cities, migrants and refugees, moving into turkey and greece... remarkable weather conditions. on the black sea coast, snow and ice, difficult conditions in large parts of eastern europe today. nick, thank you. the weather now with louise. some of that weather heading this way? cold, but not that cold. everything but the kitchen sink thrown at us through the course of this week. we started today mild and wet, but if you are taking a walk across lancashire, a bit muddy underfoot. it is brightening up as the rain spills down into the south—east corner in the next few hours. following behind, a scattering of showers and windy. showers in the far north turning increasingly wintry as they fall across the high ground. jails
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wintry as they fall across the high ground.jails are wintry as they fall across the high ground. jails are likely to pick up, the wind clearing from the south—east through the middle of the afternoon. —— gales are likely to pick up. and improving picture. not so gci’oss pick up. and improving picture. not so across london and east anglia. we'll have to wait for the end of the afternoon for the rain to clear. a breezy afternoon for northern ireland and western scotland. waiting in the wings, something more organised will arrive after dark. a pretty dismal end to the day. in the far north. it will be windy with gales blowing the rain through at a pace, a wet night air. breezy on west facing coast. to much of a breeze for forced to be an issue, two or three degrees to greet us in eastern part. showers out to the west. through the day, something more organised starts to drift in across the country. a weak affair in terms of rain, a bit of a nuisance.
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a bit of cloud around, still quite mild on tuesday. 7—ii degrees. the colder air starts to did in as the wind swings around on wednesday. england and wales, a good deal of drier weather. increasingly wintry at lower levels. it stays mild to the south, 7—9 degrees. 4—5, further north. as you saw in europe, a miserable start to the year, particularly across central and eastern europe. westerly winds starting to drive back the cold air out of germany, poland and the czech republic over the next few days. a glimmer of better news here. for us, the wind direction swinging from westerly to northerly, and the cold aircoming from westerly to northerly, and the cold air coming from the arctic, not europe, but it is going to turn bitterly cold over the next few days towards the end of the week. that means any showers would turn increasingly wintry, even at lower levels. if you are out and about at the end of the week, more details on
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early weather warnings on our website. the main story. the prime minister has outlined her plans to combat what she called the hidden injustice of mental illness. that is all from the bbc news at one. on bbc one, we joined the news teams where you are. goodbye. england forward chris robshaw is to miss rugby union's six nations championship, after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury. it's expected to keep him out of action for around three months, in what will be a blow to england head coach eddiejones's plans. our rugby reporter chris jones joins me now. here's absence leaves a rather sizeable hole to fill? yes, he has been a stalwart the england side going back many is doolan years, but
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also since losing the captaincy after the world cup, he has been outstanding in his new role in the blindside. they all but one of england's magnificent 13 straight wins in 2016. out for three months. dyla n wins in 2016. out for three months. dylan hartley struggling for gametime, james gaskell likewise, question marks overjoe launchbury and george cruise. both of the vunipola brothers ruled out, england's pack heavily hit by injuries. let's talk about welsh wing george north now chris — world rugby have criticised northampton for allowing him to play on after sustaining a head injury in a club match — what have they had to say? world rugby, following the big investigation carried out by the rugby football union and premiership rugby football union and premiership rugby into why he was allowed back on the field when it appeared he had
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been knocked out playing for northampton against leicester, the world governing body, taking extremely keen interest in head injuries and concussions in the last few years, they went to the rfu wanting more information about why this was able to happen. they said today in a statement it was failing by northampton. very disappointed by what happened. any suspicion of a concussion, of a player being knocked out, as was the case with north, he should be removed permanently from the field of play, not allowed back on. he was allowed back on. world rugby criticising the decision, they have not sanctioned northampton, they don't have the jurisdiction to do that. they have reiterated guidelines to try and avoid a situation happening in the future. saracens have confirmed the signing of wales back liam williams from scarlets. williams has won 38 caps since his international debut in 2012. the move could limit his appearances for his country, with the selection policy allowing only three non—wales
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based players to be picked. saracens director of rugby mark mccall said williams was "arguably one of the most talented backs in europe". with the first tennis major of the year the australian open just a week away, three british players have been in action overnight as they continue their preparation. dan evans won his match in sydney. as did the world number ten johanna konta who beat arina rodionova in straight sets — konta reached the semi—finals at the australian open last year. she'll be looking to match that run when the tournament gets under way, after what's already been a good start to the season. british number two kyle edmund is out, beaten by australian qualifier matthew barton in two tie—break sets. it was edmund's 22nd birthday, too, so a bit of a party spoiler. and as well asjohanna konta, laura robson has been selected for the fed cup match in estonia next month. robson has been chosen for her experience, even though tara moore is higher in the world rankings.
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it's anne keothavong's first team announcement since she took over as captain — she's selected heather watson and jocelyn rae to make up the team. and joe root should be available for the start of england's one—day series against india. root didn't travel with the rest of the squad on thursday, staying behind with his partner for the birth of their first child, who arrived on saturday. he's expected to fly out in two days' time, with the first odi this coming sunday. that's all sport for now. more in around one hour's time. theresa may pledges to help schools and companies in england help deal with mental illness, announcing plans to help children and teenagers. the prime minister theresa may has set out a new strategy to address what she called the "hidden injustice" of mental illness. there'll be a package of measures to provide more help for children and young people in schools. and there'll be a new initiative
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to improve the mental wellbeing of employees in the workplace — to prioritise prevention and reduce stigma. mrs may said that mental illness was costing the country £105 billion a year. but the prime minister also took the opportunity to set out her vision for the direction of the country — what she called the "shared society". this is a historic opportunity to right a wrong, and give people deserving of compassion and support the attention and treatment they deserve. for all of us to change the way we view mental illness, so that striving to improve mental well—being is seen just as natural, positive and good as striving to improve our physical well—being. for too long mental illness has been something of a hidden injustice in our country. shrouded in a completely unacceptable stigma, dangerously disregarded as a secondary issue to physical health. if left unaddressed, it destroys lives, separates people from each other, and deepens the divisions within our society. changing this goes right to the heart of our humanity, the heart of the kind of country we are. the attitudes we hold, and the values we share. one of mrs may's key new initiatives is to foster better links
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between nhs support services and secondary schools. earlier we heard from professor sir simon wessely, the president of the royal college of psychiatrists. he said that mental health issues among young people are growing. everyone has always been interested in resilience in kids. most children remain resilient, going on to have successful lives as adults. it is a worry, for the first time in 50 years we have seen real evidence that the prevalence of mental health disorders, particularly in young girls, between adolescence and 2a has gone up. the first time we have seen a true increase, as opposed as an increase in demand. we don't really fully understand why. people blame social media, bullying, different styles of parenting. i do think in the publicity surrounding the prime minister's speech, i detected a mature attitude, we need to understand a little more
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about what is going on, and a little more about what is the right thing to do before we leap in with intervention. very pleased to see this was signalling the start of a longer game, to try and understand, notjust to have each of us, our favourite social ill, the favourite one being social media, it does do harm, but can also do good. what we are signalling today, is the long—term commitment to understanding the problems, getting the resources through. the issue is getting them through. i cannot emphasise that. we know the money is in nhs england, and we know it is absolutely not on the ground. that is the biggest challenge ever since the so—called nhs reforms, how do you get through from the top, the prime minister, right down to the services on the ground.
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they are overpressed, understaffed, facing even more demands of the moment. southern rail commuters have been hit by strikes, delays and cancellations while southern has been locked in a bitter dispute with the rmt and aslef over the introduction of driver—only operated trains. they now face yet more travel misery when railway workers walk out for three days this week. peter whittlesea is in crawley and has the details. the two side seem as far apart as ever? they certainly do. the longest railway dispute for 20 years. aslef go out tomorrow, wednesday and friday. the rmt had been out for 28 days. the dispute is over the changing role over conductor, who opens and closes the doors. the rmt says it is crucial to safety that the conductor has the safety critical role of closing the doors,
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southern say that is not correct, the independent industry experts say it is safe that drivers can close the doors. bbc south east held a debate yesterday, giles horton from southern, and the rmt‘s mick lynch went into the debate. they are convinced of the arguments on both sides. the audience of 120 commuters weren't convinced of either of their arguments. i'm quite surprised they cannot reach agreement, what they have entrenched views. this is a flavour of the debate. no, we are not removing a second person from the train. hang on, let him say his piece, we will come back. there will bea piece, we will come back. there will be a safety trained person on more trains. let him speak. there will be
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a second safety trained person on more trains, than there were at the start of the dispute. that looks lively! any movement since the debate christmas surprisingly after half an hour of being berated by the audience, after the programme was recorded, mick lynch and charles thornton had at the little —— had an impromptu chat, after that chat, they opened up lines of communication, and said they needed to come to some sort of agreement. after facing the angry audience, maybe this is a tipping point in the dispute. viewers in the south can see that programme at 7:30pm tonight, and that 830 on the bbc news channel. thousands of police officers will be asked what they think about potentially being armed. the metropolitan police association
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said that with more officers being armed to cataract the threat of terrorism, it was only fair to ask them what they think. a police spokesman said 90% of officers are currently unarmed, there were no plans to change this. earlier today victoria derbyshire spoke to ken marsh, chair of the metropolitan police federation and tony long a former specialist firearms officer at the met police. she began by asking ken why the federation were asking their members this question. we're asking them because they had not been asked before, it is more about tasers than anything else. if we see a change in the situation and there is a clamourfor this to happen, we have never asked our colleagues whether they will be prepared to carry a taser or a firearm. a lot of them may say no way, i do not want to do the job. that is why we are asking the question. tony long, as a former firearms officer, you have shot five
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people, killed three individuals, can you give our audience some kind of insight into the circumstances and the decision—making when it comes to using a weapon? obviously those three situations was involved in was over a long period of time, the first was 1985, a domestic siege, a man in the process of stabbing a little girl he was holding hostage. the decision was incredibly easy. a choice between the life of a little girl, and the life of a man who had already brutally murdered the child's mother in front of the police. not a difficult decision to make. he actually survived. i did not have to labour on my thoughts about it, had he died.
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the next situation was two years later, an armed robbery, preplanned operation, we had intelligence, waiting for the robbery to happen. when we were confronted, the robbers turned to face me and not a difficult decision. on the last occasion, a very difficult decision, i did not see a gun. the intelligence was he had a gun, the mannerisms and behaviour led me to believe my colleagues' lives were in danger. that was the most difficult decision in my career. when an officer finds themselves in that position, the split second before firing, the decision to fire is not difficult, it is living with it afterwards that is the difficulty. have you found it difficult to live with the decision you made in the latter case? no, because i was right, the man had a gun, and as far as i was concerned he posed a threat to my colleagues. i have not found myself in a situation, like two of my colleagues involved in the shooting of
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jean charles de menezes, they genuinely thought they were involved in a terrorist incident, they ran to what they thought could be their deaf to confront a suspect. they were given the wrong information, i don't know how i would be able to cope with that. they have got on with their lives, gone back to firearms duties. unless you were there, difficult to know how you are feeling. in the moment, a summary of the business. theresa may pledges to help schools and nhs deal with a hidden effects of mental illness. gridlock at stations, misery to millions as chief staff go on strike about ticket office closures. 17
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people arrested by french police investigating the theft ofjewellery worth millions of pounds of the reality star kim kardashian. the value of the pound has fallen after theresa may said theresa may could not keep membership of the european single market if leaving the eu. volkswagen could face the recall of millions of cars after admitting cheating software. bmw told the bbc it is committed to a $1 billion plant in mexico despite donald trump's hostility to imported cars.
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the president—elect threatening to introduce a border tax on cars made in mexico. let's stay with bmw. the decision to go ahead with the mexico plant is causing ripples, all of the other big car companies have said they will build cars in the us. fiat chrysler said they are spending billions of dollars modernising midwestern factories. ford scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in mexico to build a factory in michigan. or because president—elect trump has been criticising companies importing cars from mexico into the us. earlier we spoke to the marketing director from us. earlier we spoke to the marketing directorfrom bmw, and asked him why they were moving in a different direction. the largest plant for bmw anywhere in the world is in the united states. we will continue to invest there. putting
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another $3 taking the capacity even higher, bringing new model to the plant. for export, primarily. in the period between now and the end of the year. we will be exporting this year $10 billion of products from the united states, to the rest of the united states, to the rest of the world. our investment in mexico is another strategic investment, one of our global plants. we will be supplying product from there to many countries around the world. as such, it is an investment we will continue as we bring that plant online, somewhere around 2018, 2019. we sell, in the united states, around 350,000 cars a year. we manufacture well over a00,000, somewhere like 450,000. in well over 400,000, somewhere like 450,000. in balancing terms, like many businesses, we produce products in particular plants, for import and
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export, to other areas. this is part ofa export, to other areas. this is part of a normal business development. products come from south africa and europe into united states, in the future they may come from a different setup. it is important we have the flexibility in all our factories to determine whether cars ultimately will be and sold. mexico isa ultimately will be and sold. mexico is a new location, full stream plant. that will be decided in the yea rs plant. that will be decided in the years to come. ultimately where the ca rs are years to come. ultimately where the cars are supplied to. in essence, we bring cars into the united states, as we also export a lot of cars from the united states. the uk government is no longer the biggest stakeholder in lloyds banking group, cutting the state to less tha n banking group, cutting the state to less than 6%. the government spent £20 billion to acquire a 43% stake
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at the height of the financial crisis. blackrock is the biggest shareholder, the asset management group. house prices rose again, luton saw the highest hike, 19 points up with —— with 19.4%. bookmaker william hill said profits will be at the low end of forecasts, after they were hit by customer football and horse racing results. in event, too many people winning bets. they were £20 million below their optimistic forecast. quick look at the markets. one to watch, the pound sterling against the dollar. that dropped 1% after theresa may's comments yesterday. that is it for me, for this hour. plenty more business to come through
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the afternoon. a leading pet charities told us, they are working to work out what to do pets if they cannot be taken into a home. two years ago, bob's wife died. while grieving, the bond has deepened. he has been everything to me, that dog. everything. he's my life, you know. home for bob, margaret and their pet schnauzer was this retirement village near lockerbie where he still lives. but the owners have told him that his dog can no longer stay. we met at a nearby hotel. they don't like the dog. i want to kick the dog out and i will have to shift. i will have to be on my way. he is my life.
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here's my comfort. my chief companion, that's what that little dog means to me. i just love that little dog. the owners of the retirement village did not wish to be interviewed but they said they made a difficult decision because the dog had barked and run and visitors, had fouled in hallways and was sometimes left unsupervised. they said they bought in a social workerfor bob and others had offered to look after his beloved pet so bob could still see him. ultimately they had to take the views of staff and other residents into account. he does bark but it soon dies off. i admit that he has made a mess because i have cleaned it up. but i don't think he has ever annoyed visitors to any great extent. he loves company. when elderly people go into care, the prospect of saying goodbye to a much—loved pet
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can be devastating. according to one piece of research, 40% of uk care homes describe themselves as pet friendly. but that expression is open to interpretation and there are calls for greater clarity and consistency. an online petition backing bob now has around 80,000 signatures. the owners of his retirement village say they've received threatening e—mails. a sign of how difficult and emotive situations like bobs can be. he's not leaving me. he very loyal to me. i would like to pay him back. the headlines coming up at to o'clock. let's get the weather with louise lear. mild, but some remain
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around. heading south and east. a rather soggy scenario this afternoon. slow improvement. the rain pushing towards the london area, into east anglia. you can see that the cloud is well broken, a scattering of showers, staying pretty windy in showery, through much of northern ireland and scotland. the show is turning wintry in higherground. scotland. the show is turning wintry in higher ground. the rain clearing through the south—east. it will take time. through the afternoon, scattering of showers through south—west england, some sunny spells, the bulk of the wet weather clearing away from east anglia. 7—10 the highs. a shari afternoon through northern ireland and scotland. the winds continuing to strengthen. the massive rain more organised, riding through the night. gale force gusts of wind driving through. some snow as well to higher ground. to the
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south, the showers stay out of the west. a little more shelter, largely fine and dry, a little on the chilly side, two, three degrees the overnight lows. tomorrow starting on a breezy note. showers out of the west. a little more organised as we go through the day. the rain will be like apache in comparison to delay today cloudy, damp affair for many. highs ofaround today cloudy, damp affair for many. highs of around 7—11. once we get tuesday out of the way, the weather scenario will change a little. cold airdigging down scenario will change a little. cold air digging down from the north. showers turning increasingly wintry, even at lower levels. mile to the south, 7—9d. top temperatures, four, five, further north. turning increasingly cold from thursday into friday. the cold air not coming from europe. a glimmer of good news for the mile they're pushing through germany, poland and the czech republic. something a little less
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coal, a westerly kicking in. hours swing from a westerly to a north—westerly. swinging down from a vertical position. that era is coming from the arctic. we will see a risk of some showers, turning increasingly wintry at leather levels, almost anywhere in the country. quite a lot happening towards the end of the week. if you are out and about and want more information, you can find out about early weather warnings on our bbc weather website. we will keep you updated on the news channel all afternoon. this is bbc news. the headlines at two. theresa may pledges to tackle hidden injustices theresa may pledges to tackle hidden injustices and fundamentally change britain as she sets out a series of mental health measures. failure to take this opportunity to show the ability of mainstream centre ground politics to respond to public concern would further entrench the very divisions we seek to overcome. chaos in london for millions of commuters as a 24 hour
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tube strike brings most of the underground to a halt. 17 people arrested in france after reality tv star kim kardashian was robbed of millions of pounds of jewellery last year. and in the next hour, a cold snap grips large parts of europe. more than 20 people are known to have died across the continent,
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