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10—8 in the third set and watson had five match points. but in dark blue here, britain'sjohanna konta beat talented naomi osaka in straight sets. save the shocks for another court. this one was konta's. joe wilson, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich. this is southern spain. wintry weather has been causing problems in the mediterranean. this picture from the mediterranean. this picture from the south—east spain is an example of the scenes we have been seeing. winter really has taken hold across many parts of continental europe. these are the afternoon highs this afternoon gci’oss these are the afternoon highs this afternoon across many central and eastern areas temperatures will not get above freezing. as areas of low pressure m ove get above freezing. as areas of low pressure move into the cold air gci’oss pressure move into the cold air across south—eastern spain and also as we saw earlier on italy, we have seen some significant snowfall and there is the more of that to come. back home, high pressure is in
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charge. for others that means more on the way of quiet weather. some of us on the way of quiet weather. some of us seeing sunny on the way of quiet weather. some of us seeing sunny scenes on the way of quiet weather. some of us seeing sunny scenes like this, this from cornwall. this is not the scene for everyone. a little further north in structure it looks a bit more like this this morning. a lot of cloud, as you can see the satellite picture, across much of the northern two thirds of the british isles. southern areas bathing in that sunshine and will continue to do so this afternoon. it was a chilly start. temperatures this morning around —5, minus 60—7, and they will struggle to recover as we go through the afternoon. it is the southern areas that see the best of the sunshine. in the midlands, a zone of murky weather, gloomy, cloudy conditions. across northern england, northern ireland and scotland, there's a lot of cloud. slightly mild, temperatures 8—9dc. a few pockets of brightness and sunshine in the north—east of scotland. where we do have the clear spells across the far north—east there could be patchy frost tonight.
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many northern and central areas will not get a frost tonight. there will be too much cloud for that. further south, clear, starry skies. another widespread frost in the countryside. we could get to —6 minus seven celsius. tomorrow, the coldest places at the start of the day see the best of the sunshine through the day. we will see a bit of a change across the midlands, wales, perhaps northern ireland. the cloud should tend to roll in the way way of sunshine. the further north you are, up sunshine. the further north you are, up into scotland, more in the way of cloud. here, a slightly chilly day to come. that takes as nicely into the weekend. still quiet, with high pressure in charge, but this weather front could be a bit troublesome on saturday. it will bring some thicker cloud. it will bring the godlike shower. rain showers, yes, but perhaps sleet and snow showers. nothing disruptive, but northern and eastern areas could see a shower. a chilly day on saturday. mainly dry. afairamount of chilly day on saturday. mainly dry. a fair amount of cloud. a chilly
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weekend at home, but nothing like the disruptive winter weather that has been gripping continental europe. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. theresa may warns that britain is facing a period of momentous change after brexit, and needs to forge a new role in the world. that's all from the bbc news at one. it's goodbye from me. on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. have a good afternoon. good afternoon, i'm hugh woozencroft with a look at the latest sport here on bbc news. and we start with the australian open tennis where novak djokovic said there was "not much he could do" as wildcard denis istomin from uzbekistan shocked him in the second round. six—time winner djokovic was beaten in five sets, watched by our tennis correspondent russell fuller in melbourne. lukas rosol but like victory over
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rafa nadal invergordon in 2012 was the biggest upset in men's tennis in recent yea rs the biggest upset in men's tennis in recent years but this was an even more spectacular achievement by denis istomin. 117 in the world, he had to qualify by winning the asia—pacific wild card play—off in china at the end of november last year. he played a magnificent match but inevitably, when you're dealing with a 6— time champion, someone who has been so dominant on these hard courts at melbourne, you wonder why he's not playing the way he has done in the past. there's definitely an edge missing from novak djokovic at the moment. he has not been the same since he completed the career grand slam at roland garros lastjune. he might be able to rediscover that edge, but right now it is questionable as to whether he can ever ca ptu re questionable as to whether he can ever capture the exceptional form and consistency he delivered for so many years. it is just one of these days when, those days when you don't feel that great on the court and you don't have much rhythm, and a player you are playing against is hitting
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the ball very well, so that's sport. him playing this well, it's amazing. he played obviously above his level but you have got to give him credit for that. many things came together for him today, and he was a well—deserved winner. kyle edmund is also out. britain's number two lost in straight sets to spain's pablo carreno busta. edmund made too many errors and couldn't match the power of his opponent's serve, losing injust an hour and 46 minutes. in the women's draw, britain's johanna konta will face former world number one caroline wozniaki in the third round. number nine seed konta eased to victory over naomi osaka ofjapan in straight sets. the british number one had few problems with the big serving 19—year—old, securing her tenth victory so far this year. british number two heather watson is out.
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she squandered five match points before losing her second round match to american qualifierjennifer brady by two sets to one. there was bad news, too, forjamie murray. he and brazilian doubles partner bruno soares were knocked out in the men's doubles first round by americans sam querrey and donald young. the defending champions and second seeds lost in straight sets. england are chasing 382 for victory in the second one day international against india at cuttack. fast bowler chris woakes reduced india to 25—3, but yuvraj singh and skipper ms dhoni staged a superb recovery for the hosts. yuvraj went for 150 and dhoni for 134. in reply england lost alex hales early on but they are now 105—1 after 15 of their 50 overs as they look to avoid a serious defeat. ——
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series defeat. britain's alex thomson looks certain to finish runner up in the vendee solo round the world yacht race. thomson was within 33 nautical miles of the leader armel le cleac‘h of france yesterday. this morning though le cleac‘h had considerably extended his lead and he's on course to smash the world record and arrive at the finish line at around 3:30pm our time this afternoon. thomson is expected cross the finish line later. and finally, british world champion rebecca gallantree has retired from diving. gallantree — furthest away from the camera — competed in herfirst international event in 2004 and went to three olympic games. she won gold at the 2014 commonwealth games in the women's three—metre synchronised springboard alongside alicia blagg. gallantree also won the team event at the 2015 world championships with tom daley. you can keep up—to—date with the stories and watch the masters snookerfrom london as neil robertson takes on ronnie o'sullivan, all on sport website. i
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will be back with more in the next hour. a local authority is to hold a referendum on plans to raise council tax by 15%. surrey county council says it will ask local people whether they support the increase, which would take a typical bill in the county to around £1,500 a year. a similar referendum on council tax was held in bedfordshire in 2015 where local residents rejected a planned increase. councils across england have expressed concern over recent months about the spiralling costs of adult social care. i'm joined from westminster by the conservative mp kevin hollinrake, who is a member of the communities and local government select committee. thank you very much for being with us. basically, surrey county council say they have a huge gap in their budget as a result of cuts from westminster. they have no choice but
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to raise council tax by 15%. what do you make of that? the government is putting in more money, another £1.5 billion into the better care fund by 2020. it's giving local authorities the opportunity to raise council tax bills by up to 5%, 2% standard, councils can raise as normal, but also another 3% in terms of this aduu also another 3% in terms of this adult social care precept. that will help to plug the gap which some local authorities are experiencing. the previous government legislated to say that any increase more than that two % would have to go to a local referendum, and that is what surrey council will have to do. do you think 15% is too much? that is for local people to decide, it is not up to me. if local people decide this is the right thing to do for people in that area who need support, need adult social care, we
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know this is putting pressure on the nhs as well is putting pressure on people... how would you vote in a referendum? it people... how would you vote in a referendum ? it would people... how would you vote in a referendum? it would depend. there's lots of other factors at play in terms of the local council. it will be up to local people to decide whether they think the council is doing a good job and whether this increase is fair. most people would concede that the changes to adult social care, including this precept opportunity, it is a short—term solution, a sticking plaster, if you like, and we need a longer term solution and, as you said before, i'm on the second select committee for communities and local government, a cross—party committee. we're looking at adult social care we will report shortly and this will bea we will report shortly and this will be a cross—party recommendation on what we need to see in adult social ca re what we need to see in adult social care and the health service to have a long—term solution. care and the health service to have a long-term solution. surrey county council leader david lloyd says the conservative government has cut our annual grant by £170 million since
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2010, and that leaves a huge gap in our budget. -- david lodge. there have been reductions in local government spending. how the local government spending. how the local government makes its choices in terms of where ed cuts its costs, thatis terms of where ed cuts its costs, that is up to them. the government didn't say it had to cut adult social care. we clearly have two face some huge spending challenges, we spend £70 billion more each year end than be collecting revenue. that cannot go on, local government needs to be more efficient. they are saying that they have made £450 million worth of savings from their annual budget. there are still efficiencies that can happen, sharing of services, many are still on two tier authorities, so you have duplication of costs in many cases. local government needs to be part of this, to become more efficient, but we need a long—term solution for aduu we need a long—term solution for adult social care. thank you, kevin
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hollinrake, mp. in a statement, the department for communities and local government said... an international assessment led by british scientists has found that 60% of primates are now threatened with extinction because of human activities. the researchers say without urgent action, our closest biological relatives face an extinction crisis. the findings are published in the journal, science advances. victoria gill has more. our closest biological relatives. but while the human population continues to grow, most of our fellow primates are now sliding towards extinction. this international team of scientists trawled through the data on more
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than 500 primate species, revealing a looming extinction crisis. they estimate that 60% of primate species are now threatened with extinction, and 75% have populations that are in decline. these guys are ring—tailed lemurs, and they are just one of the primate species that's been assessed in this new global study. and as nice as it is to see them thriving here in captivity, their natural habitat is disappearing fast. and its human activity that's driving that. forest habitat that these animals rely on is being destroyed, primarily for agriculture and logging. the animals are also hunted, particularly for their meat, at a rate that's faster than populations can recover. while all of this most acutely affects our primate relatives, destroying their habitat is something scientists say we just cannot afford to do. these forests provide essential services for people. they help mitigate climate change by being carbon stocks. they help in providing
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clear water for people, pollination services, so people can grow their crops. reversing these declines means looking closely at where we source products like timber, palm oil and meat, making sure destruction of tropical forests is not part of their production process. because our current, very human demands, are coming at the costs of very many human—like wild animals. joining us from our oxford newsroom is professor anna nekaris from oxford brookes university, who was involved in the research. thank you for being with us. 60% or so are threatened with extinction. that seems an extraordinarily high number. most of the animals are living in tropical forests, number. most of the animals are living in tropicalforests, the number. most of the animals are living in tropical forests, the at threat from human activity, so is not really a surprise that the number is so high. what can be done,
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in your view? what needs to be done urgently in your view? what needs to be done urge ntly to in your view? what needs to be done urgently to try to reverse this trend? humans have become really selfish. we're having a huge demand on the environment, changing resources all the time, travelling over, becoming a global economy which has a lot of positive aspects, but we need to moderate our behaviour and realise that the way we are living now is not sustainable or stop moderate our behaviour, specifically how? what are the most urgent priorities would you say? certain things like the way we use palm oil in food and in soaps and in other additives on an everyday basis, we should choose a product is more carefully by putting pressure on the companies that use these products, we should make those companies not only plant more sustainable companies not only plant more susta i na ble forests companies not only plant more sustainable forests but to use areas that have already been logged, to plant these kind of products, whereas at the moment they may be logging pristine forest to get the
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double value of the logs as well as the food items, for example. is this a wake—up call, and do you think people will pay attention and do something to change activity is causing all of this? it's terrifying, because in reality, people will only wake up when they see the forest —— the first handful of really charismatic animals going extinct. that is already happening. we have lost one species in the last ten yea rs we have lost one species in the last ten years and there are a couple of primates that only have 30 individuals left in the wild, and when we realise that those animals can never be here ever again, my people start to wake up. which animals are in the most immediate danger? there are some lemurs from the island of madagascar and several small apes that are living in asia that are at risk of extinction. thank you for talking to us about your work, professor. thank you. a pedestrian has died
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after being hit by a fire engine that overturned while answering a 999 call in hertfordshire. police are investigating the crash, which happened on a roundabout in royston last night. the vehicle was turning right when the collision occurred. officers say four firefighters suffered minor injuries. kate bradbrook is following the story for us at hertfordshire fire and rescue service headquarters. kate. details have been urging on this throughout the day. we now know this throughout the day. we now know this crash happened around 8:45pm last night in royston and involved a fire engine and a pedestrian. we know the fire engine was responding to an emergency call to a house fire in royston. it was attempting to turn right on a roundabout but instead it overturned and struck the pedestrian, who sadly died. in the last hour i have spoken to the chief fire officer in hertfordshire. he is
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expressed his condolences to the family of that pedestrian, who has not yet been named. i have been speaking to people in royston who have been expressing their shock. speaking to people in royston who have been expressing their shocklj heard that coming down the road and ijust wondered what on earth it was. i heard all the commotion. after it happened we saw the blue lights flashing at the house. and you can see all the fire rangers and police coming along. and we heard the album is coming in as well.m must be devastating for the family involved and obviously the fire crew, obviously the driver. everyone who was dealing with it. it has left the town in shock, really. a police investigation is now underway, to determine exactly what happened here. at the same time, the fire service is conducting own investigation but, clearly, and very sad time for all those involved here in hertfordshire. the business news is coming up.
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first, the headlines. at least one person is killed and 30 are missing after an avalanche buries a hotel in a mountain resort in central italy. theresa may declares that britain wants to become the strongest advocate for business, free markets and free trade in the world. an english county council is going to hold a referendum on raising council tax by 15%. the spike would take a typical council tax bill in surrey to around £1,500. and now the business news. barclays bank gives london the thumbs—up — as its chief executivejes staley says the city will continue to be "the financial lungs of europe" even after the uk leaves the eu. he says that most of the bank's european business can stay put in the uk.
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shares in toshiba have dived 16% on reports that the embattled japanese conglomerate faces bigger losses at its us nuclear power business. toshiba declined to comment on reports it had approached the development bank of japan for support. members of the royal institution of chartered surveyors have downgraded their outlook for uk property sales in the year ahead. the number of surveyors expecting sales to increase over the next three months has fallen significantly, it's just a day to go until donald trump is sworn in as president of the united states. today another one of his picks for his top team is due to be sworn in by congress. steve mnuchin — a former goldman sachs banker — is being put forward as treasury secretary. joining me now from the new york stock exchange is samira hussain. what kind of reception can he expect to get from congress? when it comes to get from congress? when it comes to being received by democrats, he's
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not going to get the very warm reception, for sure. the democrats are trying to paint him as someone who benefited from the 2008 financial crisis. and the reason they are painting that kind of picture is because steve mnuchin was pa rt picture is because steve mnuchin was part of a group who bought one of the troubled banks in that, then turned it around, renamed it, turned it around and sold it to cit bang for a hefty profit. the democrats will say this as someone who clearly profited from the foreclosure crisis that crippled so many americans. in fa ct, that crippled so many americans. in fact, there was a small meeting with some of those people that had to deal with that new bank with their mortgages and some senators had met with them to get a better understanding of their personal experience. and you can be sure that he's going to be facing that kind of criticism. this is his opportunity
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to defend himself against that criticism. he used that moment as a real highlight of his career, that he was able to take a troubled bank, turnit he was able to take a troubled bank, turn it around and sell it as something that was a lot better than when it started. quite a few of the president—elect‘s appointments have been controversial. what is your sense of how willing congress will be to work with them? republicans are ina be to work with them? republicans are in a position where they hold the majority, so, even when it comes to these kinds of confirmation hearings, even without a single democrat voting in favour for any of these nominees, even with one or two republican defections, they will all get very smooth successions. it could be a lot of voting along party lines going forward but republicans hold the power right now, so it could be smooth sailing for them.
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let's take a look at some of today's other business news. moneysupermarket‘s twerking businessman in high heels and paddy power's cat—kicking blind footballers were some of the most—complained—about ads of 2016. but the advertising standards authority said none on the list "crossed the line" from bad taste to offence. royal mail has reported a further drop in domestic revenues as the decline in its original core business of delivering letters worsened. its shares have fallen this morning, at one point dropping more than 6%. the operator of the uk's atm network, link, has said it is working hard to keep cash withdrawals free for millions of bank customers. some financial companies using the network wa nts some financial companies using the network wants to reduce the fees they pay to allow charge free withdrawals. a quick look at the markets before we go. the pound gaining a little bit of strength. for royal mail, it was the largest
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fall on the ftse 100 for royal mail, it was the largest fall on the ftse100 in early trading. plenty more business news to come throughout the afternoon. let's bring you some pictures from india. borisjohnson currently is on an official visit. he's been playing cricket in kolkata today, but yesterday the foreign secretary made comments which caused a stir, which were interpreted as him comparing francois hollande to a nazi guard, after the french president said the uk would get a worse trade deal with the eu after brexit negotiations. as you can see here, mrjohnson refused to answer questions on the issue. just playing a bit of a straight bat
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there, borisjohnson. just playing a bit of a straight bat there, boris johnson. mrjohnson, just playing a bit of a straight bat there, borisjohnson. mrjohnson, do you stand by your
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