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this is bbc news. the headlines at seven. donald trump has hit back at allegations that russian intelligence has compromising information about him and suggested the us intelligence agencies were to blame. it was a group of opponents that got together. sick people, they put that crap together. the president—elect had wanted to talk about his business interest but his rejection of the claims prompted angry exchanges with news agencies. you are attacking our organisations. give us a chance to ask questions. the first formal news conference for nearly six months included praise for some and witnessed angry exchanges with others. also coming up. theresa may acknowledged the nhs
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is under pressure this winter but rejected calls for extra funding. it comes rejected calls for extra funding. it co m es after rejected calls for extra funding. it comes after a warning from health chiefs that more than a million elderly and vulnerable people are not getting the social care that they need. following the murder of a 7—year—old in york — a teenage girl has been remanded into secure accommodation. the bbc sets outs ambitious plans to make the iplayer britain's number one online tv service by 2020. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the us president—elect donald trump has called allegations that russia has compromising material about him "phoney stuff put together by sick people". the allegations are contained in an intelligence dossier — which also carries claims that some of his team communicated secretly with moscow during the election campaign,
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and accounts that suggest mr trump paid for prostitutes. none of the claims has so far been verified. this afternoon, in his first news conference since winning the presidency, the president elect criticised the media outlets which published the story and hinted that us intelligence agencies could be responsible for leaking the allegations. our diplomatic correspondent james robbins reports. donald trump is nine days away from inauguration, but his path to the white house is tangled in controversy. what role might the kremlin and president putin have played to help donald trump undermine hillary clinton and to gather compromising material to gather against donald trump whilst he is in power. my friend and the president elect of the united states of america, donald trump. this afternoon, donald trump was blunt. the allegations against him are totally untrue, designed to undermine him.
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it is all fake news, it is phoney stuff, it did not happen and it was gotten by opponents of ours, as you know, because you reported it and so did many of the other people. it was a group of opponents that got together, sick people, and they put that rubbish together. so what could moscow's role have been? in shadowy work both to promote donald trump and also gain a hold over him? here he is visiting the russian capital in 2013 for the miss universe pageant, then co—owned by him. the most lurid claim is he used the same hotel suite which president obama had stayed in for unusual acts involving sex workers, all of it allegedly recorded by russian spy cameras and microphones. i was in russia years ago with the miss universe contest which did very well
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in the moscow area. and i told many people, be careful, because you do not want to see yourself on television, cameras all over the place. and again notjust russia, all over, does anyone really believe that story? i am also very much somebody who has a phobia about germs. the source of the claims is said to be an ex—mi6 officer who was once based in moscow. today president putin's spokesman said the allegations were pulp fiction, a clear attempt to damage relations. donald trump says he is in no way compromised by vladimir putin's preference for him as president. if putin likes donald trump i consider that an asset, not a liability. russia can help us fight isis, which is number one tricky. i do not know i can get along with putin. i hope i do, but there
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is a good chance i will not. if i do not, do you honestly believe that hillary clinton would be tougher on vladimir putin than me? give me a break. the press conference got most heated when cnn, one news organisation that has covered the allegations extensively, tried to put a question. not you! not you, your organisation is terrible. give us a question. i am not going to give you a question. you are fake news. these papers are just... donald trump also used the occasion to display some of the legal documents turning his business over to his family. it is his response to accusations of future conflicts of interest. but the controversy surrounding donald trump and russia are not going away. those who voted for him and those who rejected him know his presidency will be a stormy one. let's just take a listen to more of that extraordinary news
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conference the president—elect gave a few hours ago. this was his response to the allegations carried in some us media that his election team colluded with russia. i want to thank a lot of the news organisations here today. because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies, who knows. but maybe the intelligence agencies, which would be a tremendous blot on their record if they in fact did that, a tremendous blot. because a thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it should certainly never have been released. earlier our security correspondent, gordon corera explained how the allegations came about. what it appears to be, this is a document written, it is alleged, by a former british intelligence officer who worked for a private firm, commissioned to do opposition research on donald trump during the campaign. what that basically means is someone
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who has said, go dig dirt, see what you can find out about something. campaigns do this, i'm afraid, it sounds like a dirty business, it is what happens. and it is a document which reads as if someone has gone out and gone round moscow and talked and said what do you know about donald trump that is potentially damaging. what do you know about it. and compiled it all into a series of memos. so not a formal intelligence report, not necessarily clear that it's been substantiated in the way that a journalist before publication might check the material or an intelligence community might assess it. so just a lot of information and that is allowing donald trump to say, it is all fake, it is fake news, and to kind of challenge the whole veracity of all of it. malcolm nance is is a former us intelligence officer, and author of the book "the plot to hack america: how putin's cyberspies and wikileaks tried to steal the 2016 election." hejoins me on webcam from philadelphia. we know that donald trump has had a
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rocky relationship with the security and intelligence apparatus of the united states through the campaign. and it is conceivable that a disgruntled cia, fbi staff may have lea ked disgruntled cia, fbi staff may have leaked this information? to say that his relationship with the intelligence community is rocky is an understatement. but the information that has been leaked, we should understand, there are many people who could do that. the fundamental information was that there was a two page memorandum which was extracted from a 36 page memorandum seen which was extracted from a 36 page memorandum seen out on which was extracted from a 36 page memorandum seen out on the intranet today. most likely if it came from anywhere it came from capitol hill staff in the house or senate who had access to this information or had described to them. i do think it
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came directly from the intelligence agencies themselves. you said is is an understatement to suggest that his relationship with intelligence agencies is rocky. how would you describe it and what is the way going forward now for this relationship? that remains to be seen. relationship? that remains to be seen. i would describe it as a pre—wedding divorce. before these two agencies come together, the president—elect, donald trump is done everything he possibly can to disparage us intelligence he has insulted them, he believes sources including those from the kremlin over his own intelligence apparatus. he delves into conspiracy theory. i worked closely with many people still in the community and everyone is dumbfounded as to why it appears
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that he is more apologetic to the kremlin and their russian intelligence agency the former kgb spy intelligence agency the former kgb spy master, than any patriot who serves in the united states intelligence community. it is almost suspicious. almost suspicious, what do you mean? there has to be something that explains donald trump's adherence to the kremlin foreign policy, for his belief that the intelligence and security apparatus of the united states does not work for him, will not be honest and square with him. and he actually onjuly the and square with him. and he actually on july the 27th last year pretty much became a winning asset of the kremlin when he asked for the kremlin when he asked for the kremlin to carry out the hacks of the hillary clinton e—mails and these things actually appeared. he seems to embrace conspiracy theory and anyone who opposes the
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establishment in the united states. but in less than nine days he is going to operate the keys, he is going to operate the keys, he is going to operate that establishment and right now he is taking an adversarial position and it remains to be seen just exactly how this plays out. i love the conviction that there is some truth in this dossier suggesting that the russians have something incriminating on the president—elect and could potentially use it and that frankly is what influences donald trump's view of russia and putin?|j is what influences donald trump's view of russia and putin? i wrote a book that came out about four months ago called the plot to attack america and my analysis written at the same time as the cia, showed that donald trump had a lot of influence from russia that seemed to taint his entire worldview. when we recruit agents in other countries we
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use an acronym, mice. we lure them with money and donald trump was lord with money and donald trump was lord with money and donald trump was lord with money doing the miss universe pageant. we try to change their ideology, which donald trump now has and espouses the ideology of russia, we try to coerce or co—opt them through blackmail or preferably their corporation and then we play with their ego. donald trump is an easily manipulated person. he fits into the category quite well and for some bizarre reason he will not say one word against vladimir putin but he will disparage the current administration and any americans operating in the intelligence community. that would bring suspicion. but these are unsubstantiated allegations, this is not a full intelligence briefing as a result of work by the fbi and cia,
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this is what conducted and paid for bya this is what conducted and paid for by a member of the opposition, by the democratic party. but you are suggesting you firmly believe he is some sort of manchurian candidate. donald trump practically ran as the manchurian candidate. he seems to ta ke manchurian candidate. he seems to take pride in showing that he has strings to other parts of the world. that may or may not influence his behaviours as president. he does not seem behaviours as president. he does not seem to care. let me speak directly to the documents were talking about, we're talking about two page memorandum that was extrapolated from a 36 page memorandum seen on the intranet. for the intelligence community to include that two pages with whatever bullet points are there, showing that donald trump is subject to blackmail, that would mean that the intelligence community has confidence in those particular bullet points and it would be easier to use those declassified or
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unclassified bullet points rather than actually compromise agents in the field or intelligence systems which collected that exact same information. so whatever is on those two pages, and that has not yet been confirmed, that is what the us intelligence community believes the russians have over donald trump. thank you forjoining us. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are barrister and broadcaster, sophia cannon and political commentator, lance price. the head of nhs hospital trusts in england has told mps it's time to stop pretending the nhs can afford to do everything with the money it's given by government. and he added that if the current situation continues, the nhs may become unsustainable. his was one of a number of stark warnings about the strain on the health service today —
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as our health editor hugh pym reports. if there is one story that sums up the current state of the nhs, it is pat's. she could not get a doctor's visit and fearing she had pneumonia had to go to her local a&e, but then she had to wait 19 hours for a bed. i was crying when i was actually in the hospital, through tiredness of being there, as long as we were... pat has this message for politicians. there are loads of hospitals in the same position. go and see them and say, we will sit down and see what we can do to make it better. the local hospital trust said on the day in question the pressure was higher than usual, but safety was monitored closely. some hospitals are managing better than others. in exeter senior consultants are at the front door of a&e, ensuring only the sickest patients are admitted. they send some home,
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keeping beds free for others. there is a risk they will deteriorate when they are admitted, they will lose muscle power and we do more and more investigations. there is no doubt of the huge strain on the nhs. figures leaked to the bbc show a big increase last week in the number of patients in england waiting 12 hours or more on trolleys because beds were not available. several hospitals fell far short of targets for waiting times and medical professional leaders are warning lives are at risk. our members have said to me this is the worst they have ever seen. there are patients all over the hospital, we do not know where to put them and they do not feel they can provide the standard of care they have been trained to do. the main representative of england's hospitals had a stark warning for mps. the biggest concern is if we carry on on the current trajectory,
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what we begin to bring into question is the entire sustainability of the nhs model. the nhs is always very busy in the new year. this time even more so than usual. the question is, will all the pressure ease off any time soon? a burst of cold weather or an upsurge in flu cases could add to the high levels of pressure being experienced right now. stephen dorrell is at westminster — he's a former health secretary and now chairs the nhs confederation, the umbrella body for nhs trusts and health authorities in england, wales and northern ireland. theresa may today said there are a small number of incidents that suggest that there are problems in the nhs. many believe she was underselling the crisis in the
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service. what do you think? statistically she is correct, the vast majority of patients seen in the health care system receive high—quality service due to the dedication of the staff who work under great pressure. but the truth is there is a single individual receiving care or treatment, that does not match standards and that is an issue. the truth also is there are increasing numbers of people still a relatively small number, but far too many people, who do not receive the quality and care and support that we all would want for ourselves and for our families. from the health and care system. you have done what frank field did earlier when i spoke to him, joining together the health and social care system. the problem is practically, as far as the money that is dished out to both services is concerned, it is separate. but it is the problem that the social care service
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in england does not have enough money and is causing a problem with the nhs and surely there must be much more of a holistic approach to both services in order to deal with future problems. i could not agree more. the truth is by defending the nhs asi more. the truth is by defending the nhs as i sometimes say, a city on the hill, divorced from the rest of public service, social housing, social care, all of the rest of public services are meet demand that are real and german and when they do not meet that demand then those individuals end up all too often in gp surgeries and in a indi departments. so we need to see the nhs in the context of the broader range of public services. that is why the argument about funding of social care is not a different argument from the funding of the nhs, it is precisely the same and
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also why i along with norman lamb and others today have been arguing that we need to look at the way the health and care system is funded and also the way the systems are managed to make sure they are changed so they work better together than they do now. and 1p on national insurance, would it help. do now. and 1p on national insurance, would it helplj do now. and 1p on national insurance, would it help. i think it is inescapable that we're going to need to provide more resources in particular for social care. i think it isa particular for social care. i think it is a mistake to think that all you need to do is raise tax, what we have to address, and i'm in favour of looking at it, is the need to break down these silos which are major cause of inefficiency. thank you forjoining us. a 15—year—old girl has appeared in court charged with the murder of a seven—year—old girl in york. katie rough was found critically injured near a playing field in the woodthorpe area on monday afternoon — she died later in hospital.
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0ur correspondent danny savage reports from york. some of katie rough‘s family left court in tears this morning after listening to a brief outline of the case against the 15—year—old girl accused of murdering her. the teenager, who cannot be named publicly because of her young age, said nothing during the brief hearing here at york magistrates‘ court. the two charges are that on monday she murdered katie rough and that on the same day she had with her in a public place an offensive weapon, namely a knife. katie's headteacher said she was a kind and thoughtful child, well liked by everyone. many more people have been to leave flowers and messages where she was found with fatal injuries. people are just shocked that a seven—year—old could die in such a way. my daughters were friends with katie and, you know, we wanted to pay our respects. how difficult is it to talk with your own children about what has happened
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when they are so young? very hard, yes, it's a very hard thing to deal with at the moment. the teenager accused of murdering this little girl will appear before leeds crown court on friday morning. danny savage, bbc news, york. the bbc iplayer is to be reinvented in a bid to make it the top online tv service in the uk by 2020. that's the pledge by the bbc‘s director general, tony hall, who said he wanted the bbc to be better able to take on services such as netflix and amazon prime. 0ur media editor amol rajan reports. it was the bbc drama sherlock that was the ratings winner over christmas and new year. but millions of us are now watching these shows online. for the bbc, that means using its iplayer service. in a speech to bbc staff in birmingham today, the director—general tony hall said he wanted to double the iplayer‘s reach.
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it's been the number one video on demand service in the uk, reaching more people than any other. now we need to make it, we need to make the leap from a catch—up service to a must visit destination in its own right. are you my wife or my queen? i'm both! i want to be married to my wife. but there's another reason why the bbc wants, and needs, to adapt. the crown on netflix shows how new digital competitors invest lavishly to lure in viewers. do you suppose i could borrow it? for a couple of days? just to practice. is there an event on? is it always this busy? amazon are also spending big, using former bbc starjeremy clarkson. looking good is more important than looking where you're going. new technology is rapidly changing the way we watch television. a younger generation do not want a fixed schedule decided by somebody else.
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viewers prize convenience. and that means watching what we want, when we want. # in a perfect world... gogglebox has been a huge hit for channel 4. 0h! many television executives say it would be wrong to write off traditional television channels just yet. 95% of all the hours viewed of television in the country are still to linear channels. and so what we as public service broadcasters must pay attention to is the balance between reaching audiences in new ways, but making shows big and famous by using the strength of our linear channels at the same time. planet earth ii was watched by millions on tv, but hundreds of millions on social media, via clips like this one. only by adapting to these platforms will broadcasters survive and thrive in the new digital landscape. some of the other stories
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making bbc news at five. the trial has begun of the former entertainer rolf harris, who's accused of indecently assaulting seven girls and women. the former tv presenter, who denies the charges, is appearing at southwark crown court, via videolink from prison. a man has cut his throat in the dock at a magistrates‘ court in pembrokeshire as he waited to be sentenced for a sex attack. lu kasz robert pawlowski, who's 33, had pleaded guilty to sexual assault. he's been taken to hospital by airambulance. ajury has been a jury has been told that children's author helen baby was murdered by her partner who hope to inherit her money. miss bailey had probably been suffocated, the jury was told. ian stewart was 56 denies murder of the
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the jury heard today from the home office pathologist doctor nathaniel carey. it was he who carried out the postmortem examination on the body of writer helen bailey after it was recovered from a cesspit below the garage of her home in royston injuly of last year. she had lived there with partner ian stewart. it was he who declared her missing in april and who has been charged with murdering her. he told police she had left a note claiming she needed some space. but that was a lie. police searched a cesspool beneath their home and they found the body of helen bailey along with her beloved pet boris. the disappearance of the dogs of the prosecutor was essential if the deception was to have any chance of
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success. in stewart is also charged with fraud for changing a standing order, transferring £600 from the joint of hand to his account and for perverting the course ofjustice for hiding her mobile phone and trying to hide a duvet cover police believe could have had incriminating evidence on it. he denies all the cou nts evidence on it. he denies all the counts against him and the trial continues. tens of thousands of homes have lost power in scotland because of strong wind. in the darkness of the early hours, an overturned lorry, blown off balance and blocking a key route linking edinburgh to the north. tens of thousands of vehicles cross the bridge every day, but not now.
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extensive damage has been done to the middle of the bridge over a0 metres, conditions were very blustery at that time and the bridge was closed to high sided vehicles from half past midnight but at the time of passage, gusts were recorded at 7a miles power. the closure led to chaos for drivers, with long detours and delays. 0n the roads, there has not been a lot of movement and frustration because people are late for work. people are taking risks and cutting one another up. high winds caused damage elsewhere, this house in county durham collapsed, cars beneath were destroyed but nobody was injured. this section of a shopping centre blew off in newcastle, leaving debris strewn across the road. tonight, the winds eased a little and on the forth road bridge, the lorry was cleared. engineers are assessing the damage it caused. with this arctic blast bringing snow, difficult conditions for drivers across the country could be on the way... lorna gordon, bbc news, the forth road bridge.
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so what is the forecast for overnight and tomorrow? good evening. a lot going on over the next few days and numerous weather warnings in force. tonight weather warnings in force. tonight we have a strong wind that continues to blow across scotland and northern ireland with frequent wintry showers down to low levels. a cold night especially in rural spots in the northern half of the uk. the showers continued across the northern half of the uk through tomorrow with wintry showers around, some of those quite frequent. further south we have rain moving and interacting with the cold air, turning to snow in some parts by the middle of the afternoon. then through the evening
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we start to see that mix of rain, sleet and snow heading towards east anglia and the south east. behind that we have further snow showers and telling quite cold and frosty. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: the us president—elect donald trump has held his first news conference since winning the election. and in it he attacked the intelligence agencies, claiming they're behind the leak of a dossier, suggesting russian agents have information they could use to blackmail him. they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies, who knows? but maybe the intelligence agencies. labour has joined senior doctors in calling on the government to put more money into social care, to ease pressure on nhs services. a teenage girl has been remanded
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into secure accommodation, following the murder of 7—year—old katie rough in york. and the bbc‘s director general says he wants to reinvent the iplayer, to make it the top online tv service in the uk, by 2020. let's return to our top story, the claims in a leaked report that the russian security services hold information on donald trump which could leave him open to blackmail. the claims have been denied by the president—elect, who dismissed them as "fake news" in an stormy news conference in new york. mr trump criticised the intelligence services, which he claimed had leaked the dossier and had strong words for cnn, which carried a report about the allegations, and the online news site buzzfeed, which published the dossier in full. i think it was disgraceful, disgraceful, that the intelligence
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agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fa ke that turned out to be so false and fake out. i think it's a disgrace andi fake out. i think it's a disgrace and i say that, and i say that, and thatis and i say that, and i say that, and that is something that nazi germany would have done and debt do. i think it isa would have done and debt do. i think it is a disgrace that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. as far as buzzfeed, which is a feeling pale of garbage rating it, i can go to suffer the consequences, they already are, and as far as cnn going out of their way to build it up, and by the way, wejust going out of their way to build it up, and by the way, we just found out, i was coming down, meikle: is a very talented player, it was just reported that it was not that make up: that they were talking about. i saidi up: that they were talking about. i said i wanted to see your passport. he brings his passport to my office, isaid, wait he brings his passport to my office, i said, wait a minute, he brings his passport to my office, isaid, waita minute, he didn't leave the country. he didn't leave the country. they said she was in
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prague, and it tended to be a different one. it's a disgrace, what took place, and i think should apologise to start with. since you are attacking us, can you give us a question? go ahead. not you. your organisation is terrible. your organisation is terrible. your organisation is terrible. quite. quite. she is asking the question, don't be rude. don't be good. don't be rude. i'm not going to give your question. you are fake news. let's speak to our correspondent in washington, rajini vaidyanathan. what do cnn have to say about that? younes —— during the campaign in are
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used to having frosty relations with donald trump and during the election and the crowd would boo them. we have a statement in response to what happened at a news conference. alternatively deleted from my screen. they said that the decision to publish carefully sourced reporting on unverified intelligence documents was vastly different to buzzfeed pars decision to publish unsubstantiated mammals. they are making the distinction between reporting on the fact that the intelligence community deleted both donald trump and president obama. and, of course, we don't know what the substance of those intelligence briefings are substantiated. they have been unverified but from reports that cnn have sourced, we understand that there was a briefing that took place. cnn is trying to distinguish itself from that. there we re distinguish itself from that. there were so many
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distinguish itself from that. there were so many things that came out of that news conference, but it takes -- it that news conference, but it takes —— it shows how tricky the relationship between the mainstream media and the donald trump and has universe —— and his vice president—elect. it is clearly extremely tense. thank you for that. daniel lippman is a reporter for politico and a co—author of politico's playbook, a morning newsletter read by some of washington's big players. hejoins me now from our washington newsroom. what did you make of that press conference? i have never seen such a combative press co nfe re nce i have never seen such a combative press conference between any president or president—elect and the media. he feels that they have it in for him but the point that i would make is that this is an unprecedented guy who has all of these conflicts of interests and
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lots of questions over why she is so close to vladimir putin. he went out of his way to praise him. a lot of people in the media are thinking, is there something that vladimir putin has on him that he is holding over his head. why is he making these state m e nts his head. why is he making these statements praising him? this unsubstantiated report adds fuel to the fire as to try to answer why, even though it is not proven, of course. that sort of stuff with russia, what about the stuff concerning his business interests? he says he is handing over all of that to his sons, but, ultimately, she would remain the owner of those business interests. many people are suggesting there will be a conflict of interest. has he done enough to dispel those suggestions, those beliefs, with this press conference? bipartisan ethics watchdogs on both
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the republican and democratic side have attacked donald trump for his not doing enough to separate his business ties, because if the business ties, because if the business does well and he gets more customers out of it, then it is almost like he is benefiting financially from being elected and there are still clearly ways to influence him by purchasing hotel rooms and so they say that it is not an option, in any stretch of the imagination, that he is setting up a pointed trust. even his own associates say that is what is discussed over dinner with donald trump and his sons. you said it was the most, to have press conference that you have seen between a president elect and the press. do you believe it is the relationship that could be mended, could improve?
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do you also believe that those people who voted for donald trump watching that press conference, do you think any of the remains will be changed? i think some of his voters are not going to watch cnn. they think it is fake news. they will probably watch it on fox. even fox criticises him sometimes. i think the relationship can be improved a little bit. if you think this is the end of it, there is good to be co nsta nt end of it, there is good to be constant controversies over the next couple of years. both sides in washington think that this is a new normal and there is always going to be something, always conflicts overseas, this is notjust business interests. when he becomes president he will have his own issues and he will attack the media if he is criticised. do you think the press do have it in for him? do you think they will try to go after him a
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little bit more aggressively than the mates have done any other president, because of the way that he has behaved ? president, because of the way that he has behaved? i think he has criticised them and it is a must when you're criticised that does not feel good and you want to go on the attack. i will see that the press find so much material with trump, every day there's something new to report, and so, if you would stop controversial things and if you separate as business ties and if he acted like a more normal president, then the media would talking negatively are critically off and less. it is a fact that she keeps adding fuel to the fire of controversies and things that he is doing that can attract criticism from both sides. that is why the media keeps writing. if you give is no material, then it would just be
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bad ratings but almost good for the country, probably. of course, it is the very fact that he is not a normal president which is why he ended up winning in first place. thank you. while donald trump has been making all the headlines today, earlier it was the current occupant of the white house whose comments were. after eight years in the whitehouse, president obama has given his farewell speech. in it, he looked back on his achievements in office, warned of present and future threats to us democracy and paid emotional tribute to his wife. 0ur north america correspondent nick bryant was watching. he is one of the most gifted speakers ever to occupy the white house. the poet laureate of his own presidency. and his farewell words were uttered in his adopted city of chicago, where he worked as a community organiser where he celebrated becoming commander—in—chief. it's good to be home! he came here to define and defend his legacy. if i told you eight years ago that america would reverse a great recession...
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shut down iran's nuclear weapons programme without firing a shot... take out the mastermind of 9/11, you might have said that our sights were set too high. but that's what we did! four more years became the chant. i can't do that! crowd chants "four more years". there were no direct attacks on donald trump, but much of the speech read like a rebuttal to the billionaire's campaign to the president—elect‘s twitter feed. democracy can buckle when it gets into fear. —— democracy can buckle when it gives in to fear. that is why i rejected discrimination against muslim americans. applause, cheering. who are just as patriotic as we are.
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seldom has there been such a photogenic presidency. it has had the luck of a black camelot, and the thank you to his wife michelle left him struggling to contain his emotions. you took on a roll that you did not ask for. and, you made it your own. with grace, and with grit and style. and good humour. the great wordsmith rendered speechless, expressing himself with tears. and, he ended with three famous words which brought such hope that created such expectation. yes, we can. yes, we did. yes, we can. thank you, god bless. it was a presidency which began with a mountaintop experience of becoming the first black man to live in a white house built by slaves. but it ended in the valley, with the knowledge that donald trump will try to strangle his signature achievements, and tried to demolish his legacy. ijust hope that president—elect trump will take on some of these pointers and carry on the torch of being
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fair to all people. but i know that will take some work, so we will wait on it. barack obama is a leader who will have the word "era" attached to his name, but some will see it as a great failing of his presidency. that the name "trump" now looms so large. nick bryant, bbc news, chicago. severe cold weather has hit eastern and southeastern europe over the past week, with temperatures as low as minus thirty degrees celsius. the bbc‘s howard johnson has travelled to two refugee camps in greece, around an hour outside athens, to see how refugees are coping with the wintry weather. it's so cold at night. the situation is very bad. it's not good, very cold. everybody has children. there is cold. now, there's not water, nothing inside. i have just arrived
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at the malakasa refugee camp. around a0 families are inside there. there is an impromptu demonstration here against the conditions in the camp this winter. we would have a look inside ourselves, but we were denied permission. apparently there is a blanket ban on media filming inside the camp at the moment. the containers, they didn't have a door, they didn't have windows. it's very frustrating to me. it's not like people didn't know winter was coming. it comes every year. you know, just like clockwork, winter hits. in this particular camp,
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the only winterisation that has been done as far as infrastructure has been done by us. we built up the first floor, so we could move the family is in from the tent. and, basically, none of the large organisations could manage to do anything with the infrastructure. i'm good. because i have five blankets. in the morning, i get up. i'm just cold. today, there is a snow fight. girls and boys fighting with the snow. the headlines on bbc news:
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donald trump has told a news conference that us intelligence agencies, might be behind claims that russia has gathered compromising information on him. the chief executive of the nhs, simon stevens has dismissed government claims that the nhs got more money than it asked for. a teenager has been remanded into secure accommodation, after being charged with the murder of a 7—year old katie rough in york. an update on the market numbers for you. here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. more needs to be done to help families living with dementia in rural parts of the uk. that's the finding of the first academic study looking at how the condition affects those in the countryside.
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it's called for an increase in support services and training and help from the local community itself, as john maguire has been finding out. the bucolic beauty of our rural landscapes and communities often mask some of the challenges of living here. the isolation, the lack of services and the scarcity of support. in the first report of its kind, plymouth university has studied the impact of dementia in the countryside and what should be done to help. things like farm support networks with farmers, other families who are going through a similar situation would be enormously helpful, some of our families said, to help them cope. but perhaps not in the local area. perhaps somebody else upcountry so you don't have that public sort of... that confidentiality is maintained. it isn't your neighbours. it is actually somebody a little while away. it affects the whole family. we're meeting farmer peter and his motherjoy. her husband eric had dementia for the last ten years of his life. the old adage is that farmers never
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retire, they keep going, and dad was the same. he wanted... he still wanted to do what he could, but it still had quite an impact on us, particularly from the carer side of it, didn't it, mum, because you were providing a lot of the care? it started about 15 years ago and when eric was diagnosed at least he went to day care two days a week and that was a great help. the plymouth university report has several key recommendations — among them, where possible farmers should plan ahead for serious illness. councils, health and other agencies should co—ordinate to offer support, and there should be more dementia awareness training. this memory cafe in the town
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of ashburton is run by volunteers from the rotary club. it offers memory stimulation for patients and respite for carers and, elsewhere, there is specialist help available. form filling, orfarm inspections, just to make sure they aren't missing out financially as well, and we can also offer practical help on farms if they are struggling maybe to do tasks like tb testing. 0ur volunteers are insured so we can go on the farm and do practical things as well to help in the short term. ian sheriff chairs the rural dementia group. it's simple solutions. sometimes as a community or culture you go for radical strategies. strategies won't change this world, prime ministers won't change this world — we will in our rural community and we will have to do it ourselves. dementia can be cruel and devastating, but this report says it doesn't have to be
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suffered in silence. adele, eltonjohn, coldplay, iron maiden. just a few of the artists who have publicly said they are against resale ticket websites, otherwise known as secondary ticketing websites. the industry is worth billions worldwide, and touts routinely use them to sell tickets at inflated prices. but an investigation for the victoria derbyshire show has found at least one artist who's been putting tickets directly onto secondary ticketing websites at higher prices for a stadium tour that hasn't sold out. chi chi izundu reports. there are more and more site we can get cheap tickets. that can be down to secondary tickets website. have
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the allowed for tickets to be sold at significantly inflated prices? but it seems it's notjust the at significantly inflated prices? but it seems it's not just the fans, as highlighted by a committee of mps. we are working with one artist where we are openly, transparently, listing those websites on a secondary site, saying that these are official artist tickets. ticketmaster confirmed to me that an artist as robbie williams. here's a ticket you can buy on their website. 95p each. let's see on the secondary website. direct from the organiser, ata website. direct from the organiser, at a each. this is not a resale
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ticket. it is being sought for the first time, on a secondary site. ticketmaster cds tickets are the best seat in the house but confirmed they come with no extra perks. there isa they come with no extra perks. there is a £65 difference between these very similar seats. even though they both come directly from the event organisers. robbie and his management aren't doing anything illegal, breaking any laws or rules. but some people have said that this is just greedy. in 2015, a but some people have said that this isjust greedy. in 2015, a number of promoters and artist manager signed an open letter to the government asking them to take a harsh and stands —— harsher stance on this practice. we pointed out a signature. i think it is wrong, practice. we pointed out a signature. ithink it is wrong, but hopefully most of the people who have signed our acting honourably and do everything that they can do to promote —— prevent tickets being sold in the secondary market.
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ticketmaster say they are being transparent but it does seem that you're paying for tickets for no real reason when you could get one for cheaper. despite requests for a statement, robbie's management team have not responded for a comment. a couple who met at a factory making lancaster bombers in world war two are celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary. 97 year old trudy met 96 year old barclay patoir when hejoined the factory on merseyside. despite opposition to the relationship, the mixed race couple did marry and now have seven great grandchildren. 0ur correspondent stuart flinders reports. this is a story of war and peace. 0f trudy and barclay. it begins in the days of empire. barclay was an apprentice engineer in british guyana. in 1942 he found himself in liverpool. it was freezing cold and the snow was an eye—opener. barclay was put to work making lancaster bombers at a factory in speke.
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archive newsreel: many thousands of men and women toil night and day to produce these gigantic warplanes for bomber command. his assistant on the production line was trudy. everybody used to laugh at us. they would say, he's ruining you, isn't he? he used to bring me sandwiches in and make me cups of tea. barclay and trudy took a shine to each other. and a visit to the empire theatre to see star singer richard tauber clinched it. we went to see richard tauberand it was... my heart and i. my heart and i? yes. and that's when i fell for him. that's your song, is it? yes. but in the liverpool of the 1940s, trudy and barclay faced opposition to their marriage. 0h, we'd never get any peace. people were muttering, daadaa daaa.. you know, and it didn't bother me. and that was because you are white and ba rclay‘s black? it did not bother me one bit.
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what advice would you give a young couple just starting out now together? if he's got a night out, she has to have one. he has to look after the children. what do you think, barclay, what advice would you give a young couple? he was out every night! the pictures come from a camera attached to the neck of a female polar bear and shows two bears breaking through ice sheets in order to hunt for prey. the us geological survey hopes it'll help researchers better understand how the animals are responding to declining sea ice levels. time for a look at the weather. good evening. quite a lot going on with the weather of the next few
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days. numinous warnings so if you're on the move, do stay tuned to the forecast. we have strong winds across the uk. it is pulling a deal overnight, across scotland, northern ireland also, frequent snow showers getting them to quake levels. when two showers and ireland and northern england. he called me in the north half of the uk with a/c patches. into tomorrow, we have some pretty strong winds across the northern half. particularly the rugby small round and travel obstruction is quite possible. snow tomorrow not only in the cold era further north, but in the site e—mail bury are pushing west as well. along that when we could see an awkward mix of rain and sleet and snow. another era is coming with this weather system which is going green and when it hits that cold period will turn to snow. the snow looks like it will become widespread as it spread
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eastwards. we could see a few centimetres, certainly at lower levels. further north, it is a little bit more straightforward. it is cold and windy and frequent snow showers across parts of scotland. the further west you are, you're likely to see some frequent showers. it will fuel called in the northern half of the uk. it will fuel against or three degrees below freezing. a cold afternoon. as we head into the evening, further snow and we could see a few centimetres at all levels. quite a tricky forecast. elsewhere, further snow showers for western areas and that would tend jersey widespread frost. first in identified the morning, frost and ace, additional hazard. it could be sloppy start for someone freddy and it will be a windy day for with wintry showers for eastern coast, the north coast as well and not that strong wind it would generate large
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waves in the north sea. we should see some sunshine and land but it will be cold and windy. it is a five or six celsius at their very best and if you factor in the wind it will feel about freezing, subzero and the north. this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm... donald trump has hit back at allegations that russian intelligence has compromising information about him, and he's suggesting the us intelligence agencies are to blame. it was a group of opponents that got together. sick people, they put that crap together. the president—elect had wanted to talk about his business interests, but his forceful rejection of the claims against him prompted angry exchanges with journalists. reporter: since you are checking news organisation, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir? can
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you state... ? studio: mr trump's first formal news conference for nearly six months included praise for some and witnessed angry exchanges with others. we'll continue to assess what he had to say.
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