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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 8.00. the government suffers its first defeat in parliament over brexit as lords back an amendment protecting the residency rights of eu citizens living here. this is the right thing to do. not just morally right, but it is pragmatic in the interests of the uk and our interests as well. pragmatic in the interests of the uk and our interests as welllj pragmatic in the interests of the uk and our interests as well. i didn't think we can separate the matter of eu nationals in this country from the situation of british citizens abroad. two british trainee doctors — part of a large group of students who joined so—called islamic state have been killed in iraq. sex education is to become compulsory in all schools in england with children as young as four being taught about about healthy relationships. president trump promises a "renewal of the american spirit" in his first address to congress. and drivers found using hand held
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mobile phones will face tougher penalties from today. the changes will see new drivers lose their license if caught within two years of passing their test. and british scientists say they've discovered fossils of the earth's earliest living organisms in rocks over four billion years old. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the government has suffered its first defeat over the brexit bill in the house of lords. peers voted for an amendment guaranteeing the rights of eu nationals to remain in the uk. they have voted. contents 358. not
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contents 256. many in the lords argued it was both immoral and ineffective to use eu nationals as a bargaining chip. the government has said it's disappointed in the vote and that it had repeatedly made clear it wants to guarantee the rights of eu nationals as early as possible in the brexit process. the government will now have to decide whether or not to reject the vote in the lords. let's go to tom bateman in westminster. how big a blow is this to the government and theresa may? she was sitting in in the beginning of the brexit debate in the house of lords. she was, but she wasn't there for this pretty hefty defeat which was inflicted on the government. that margin by which the amendment was carried is pretty big, at 102 votes. a labour figure
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was carried is pretty big, at 102 votes. a labourfigure last night said they didn't think they would get that number into three figures. now, they have. it is a blow to theresa may. her intention here is to get the article 50 bill through parliament, and to do so without conditions attached by mps or peers. there is a big condition attached by those peers as it stands, who have said the government must guarantee the rights of eu nationals in the uk. the bill will go back to the house of commons, and it will be a rerun of a debate that mps have already had. they accepted the words of ministers in the first place, that the issue of rights would be a priority in the negotiations, so they waved the bill through with out any amendments. there is a tactical approach here by some of these labour and approach here by some of these labourand lib dem approach here by some of these labour and lib dem peers who have supported this amendment tonight. what they now want mps to do is
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revisit this debate for some who didn't back it in the form of voting foran didn't back it in the form of voting for an amendment last time to think again. some tory backbenchers to potentially rebel against the government in the commons. crystallising the argument we have been hearing from the labour leader in the house of lords, baroness smith. from those who have been involved in negotiations in europe, from senior lawyers here, from all parties are saying that this is morally right and pragmatic in the interests of the uk and our citizens. i would interests of the uk and our citizens. iwould hope interests of the uk and our citizens. i would hope that those members of the house of commons would think about this seriously and reconsider their position. the moral case she spoke about was very much pa rt case she spoke about was very much part of this debate, and ethical decision that many peers felt it was
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the right thing to do, in their view, for a tolerant country and its history. that it was an unfair and uncertain position to put eu nationals in. but many conservative peers were concerned about this. by going into the negotiations saying that we will make it part of the negotiations that both british nationals abroad and eu citizens here must have their rights guaranteed, that that is a reciprocal arrangement, guaranteed, that that is a reciprocalarrangement, in guaranteed, that that is a reciprocal arrangement, in effect, that that was the sensible and strategic thing to do in these negotiations. we heard from lord lamont, former conservative chancellor, who said this after the debate. there are a number of european countries who do not fully observe all the theoretical rights of citizens moving within the eu system, and they would be at risk.|j
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think it would be quite an irresponsible policy if this was put into practice. many people on the leave side have made it clear that they want eu nationals to have the right of permanent residence here, provided they meet the conditions of residence. what happens next? there isa residence. what happens next? there is a bit more business on the bill in the lords, but this will probably be the big change to it before it goes back to the commons, in around 12 days' time. we will wait to see how the mps will deal with this. the government has said they are disappointed with what the lords have done. the peers have felt it necessary to amend this bill. and then i think they will try to overturn this once it goes back to the commons. it thank you very much. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages.
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at 10:40 this evening in the papers — our guestsjoining me tonight are the former trade minister, lord digbyjones & the broadcaster and campaigner, henry bonsu. the european commission president, jean claude juncker, has unveiled plans for what's being called a ‘new chapter‘ for the eu after brexit. he's made a speech to the european parliament, outlining ‘five pathways to unity‘ that will be considered by eu leaders at a summit in rome in march. translation: the future of europe should not become hostage to elections, party politics or short—term domestic use of success. however painful and regrettable brexit maybe, it will not stop the eu as it moves to the future. we need to move forward. we need to continue. maria joao rodrigues is the vice president of the socialists
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and democrats group at the european parliament. shejoins me from brussels via webcam. thank you for being with us. we were just hearing there from the european commission president, talking about a new chapter for the commission president, talking about a new chapterfor the eu commission president, talking about a new chapter for the eu after brexit. what do you see the future after britain needs? the commission has presented today five scenarios for choice among european citizens, but i must say that the most convincing one, for me, is the one saying that europeans need to do several things together if they want to solve their problems. a good example is about trade agreements. we need to use the full political weight of european union to get
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better trade agreements, and to dues that also to protect properly our standards, environmental and social. and regarding climate change, if you wa nt to and regarding climate change, if you want to advance the paris agreement, we need to use the political weight of europe and work with our international partners to make this agenda really be delivered. if we think about the need to deal with conflicts in the european neighbourhoods, starting with syria, of course we need to come up with oui’ of course we need to come up with our own international affairs capacity, but most of all, a defence capacity. do you think, politically, the european union needs to learn some lessons from brexit, perhaps to
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address the unpopularity, the fact that many voters in britain didn't like what the eu stands for, didn't like what the eu stands for, didn't like the idea of closer union, and that some voters in france or elsewhere might feel the same. what is the leadership of the eu going to do about that unpopularity?” certainly think we need to learn some lessons. uk citizens were feeling they were losing control of their lives. but i think the solution for them to get back control of their lives is not exactly going back to national borders. quite the opposite. i think we need to use the political weight of the european union as a whole to make the best regarding global competition and trade agreements we are accepting. also to make the best of the single market, because we can
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open many opportunities for countries to invest in greatjobs, and to use the political weight of europe, when nowadays we are in the trump era, and europe needs to make its own role, not only as an economic entity, but as a political one. in the end, this will also protect citizens from these kinds of challenges, rather than just going to national borders. good to talk to you. that is maria joao rodrigues, vice president of the socialist and democrats group at the european parliament. two british medical students who travelled to join so—called islamic state almost two years ago have been killed in fighting in iraq. the two men were part of a group of british medics — many of them of sudanese origin — whojoined is in 2015. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. he was the young british medic
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who travelled to join so—called islamic state, then made a propaganda video to encourage others to follow. ahmed sami khider was seen in 2015, apparently teaching is medical students anatomy, and appealing for other doctors tojoin the self—declared caliphate. all the people who specialise, surgeons, medicine, anything where you can help would be great. inshallah, allah will give you great reward. and this isjihad. he was one of a group of around a dozen british students, mostly from sudanese families, who all studied at the same private medical school in khartoum, were radicalised there, and went to join is without theirfamilies knowing. friends have told the bbc that, this weekend, as iraqi government forces closed in on mosul, he was in a convoy trying
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to leave the city, and was killed in a firefight. his friend hisham fadlallah, also a british medical student, was killed as well. as the is—controlled city of mosul falls, and their other stronghold, raqqa, comes under extreme pressure, it is likely that other british is supporters will be killed. it's possible some will try to flee back to britain, bringing more problems for security services here. the first seven british medical students travelled from khartoum to syria in march 2015. five followed in june. of the original 12, four are now dead. they were clever young men and women who all went through the british school system, but still travelled to join is. now, they are dying for the so—called islamic state. daniel sandford, bbc news. a violent paedophile has been
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sentenced to 27 years in prison. michael dunn, 57, from redcar, was jailed for a string of offences, including repeated abuse of a girl he hid in his home. teesside crown court heard that dunn, who was said to be "paranoid, controlling and short—tempered", abused four victims over decades. fiona trott was in court this morning. some viewers might find parts of her report distressing. michael dunn was able to rate or sexually abused his victims because he groomed them, beat them all kept them prisoner. we heard about one girl who was kept in a secret compartment behind his fridge. she was hidden from police. that girl had been abused before. she told the police it was all she knew. he raped
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her, and when she tried to stop him, her, and when she tried to stop him, he told her she had had sex before so he told her she had had sex before so she should know what it was like. she said she had taken an overdose of paracetamol because she was struggling to cope with what had happened. she is still suffering from depression, and the court heard she would never truly be able to have a relationship. two other girls 01’ women were also have a relationship. two other girls or women were also heard to have been raped by him. one was as young as ten years old. he summoned her to his bedroom, and when she tried to push him off, she told him it is what boyfriends and girlfriends do. michael dunn is described as violent and controlling. his victims, if they wanted to go to the lavatory, had to ask for permission. if they challenged him, he beat them. the independent police complaints commission is investigating this because one of the girl said she had
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reported the abuse to police in 1993. she said it was taken no further. her statement 1993. she said it was taken no further. herstatement said, i didn't feel believed by police and social services. if nobody believed what i was saying, any man could do what i was saying, any man could do what he wanted without consequences. the court heard she had attempted to ta ke the court heard she had attempted to take her own life. judge tony briggs told michael dunn, who often shook his head when the background to this case was read out, you deny responsibility. you say it is lies. what you wanted, you got, and it is unlikely that personality will change when you are in custody. he sentenced him to 27 years in prison. the headlines. the house of lords has voted by a sizeable majority to give european union nationals living
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here the right to stay in the uk. two british nationals have been killed in iraq. sex education is to be made compulsory in all schools in england. children as young as four will be taught about safe relationships. sport now, and a full round up from the bbc sports centre. their fa cup replay between manchester city and huddersfield is under way at the etihad stadium. we didn't get a goal in the first match. but it took seven minutes for the championship side to stun city. some terrible defending saw harry bunn have plenty of time to pick hsi spot and he slammed it through claudio bravo's legs . hudderfield are the form side in the championship, unbeaten in seven. middlesbrough are waiting in the quarterfinals for the winner. city have just equalised. they have
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had loads and loads of chances. it is 1—1 with just over half an hour played. that is over on bbc one. there are four matches in the scottish premiership tonight. leaders celtic could go 27 points clear. and should do, they are away at bottom club inverness. dundee play pa rtick. hearts are at home to ross county. third—placed rangers have got stjohnstone at ibrox. a couple of the home nations are putting in some women's european championship preparations in larnaca at the cyprus cup scotland and wales have secured wins. the scots beat new zealand 3—2, wales beat hungary 2—0. and you can see that the republic of ireland are also playing over there. they beat the czech republic.
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england are in the us taking part in the she believes cup. first up for them is france. they kick off at nine — its live on the bbc sport website. british cycling has acnowledged "serious failings" in their record keeping that has hampered an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in the sport. the chief executive of uk anti—doping, nicole sapstead, told a government select committee that british cycling and team sky's medical records were nonexistent or incomplete as they tried to discover the contents of a msytery package delivered from the uk to dr richard freeman and sir bradley wiggins after a race six years ago in france. the man who delivered the package, the coach simon cope, which team sky claim was a decongestant, said he didn't
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it is just very clear from our investigation that there is no audit trail of what is going in or out of a comprehensive supply of medical products. it is a very serious matter, because there are laws around the dispensing and administering of medicines. from what you said, it would see that doctor freeman is not complying with the gmc on that, and not keeping records for the dispensing of medicine. we are trying to establish how british cycling and team sky administered the anti—doping policy, to ensure their team is clean. what we heard today is that they do not, not satisfactorily. there are not proper records being kept that say what the doctor is giving to the riders and the reason why. that should be at the heart of any good
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policy on anti—doping. so that is a damning indictment of the way things are run at british cycling and at tea m are run at british cycling and at team sky. andy murray is into the quarterfinals after winning hsi second match at the dubai 0pen, he brushed aside spain's gullermo garcia—lopez in straight sets the world number one needed just under an hour and a quarter to complete the win. this is murrays first tournament in five weeks, since his fourth—round defeat at the australian open injanuary. he had a bout of shingles during that time. he's got germany's philipp kohlschreiber in the last eight. that's all sport for now. clive myrie will be going absolutely bonkers, because manchester city have just scored a second. 2—1 in that fa cup replay against huddersfield. i know people will be
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staying with the bbc news channel, even clive myrie! children as young as four will learn about healthy relationships under new plans for all schools in england. pupils in secondary schools will be taught about the dangers of sexting and online pornography as part of the sex education. ministers say current teaching is "increasingly outdated". elaine dunkley reports. sometimes i might not feel like a kiss at all so i will not give her a kiss, is that 0k? how young is too young to learn about relationships and sex? these six and seven—year—olds at goose green primary are learning about their bodies, and soon it will be compulsory for all school children to have lessons like this. today the government has announced that age—appropriate classes will be taught to children as young as four. if we only have sex education at secondary school and the children are already going through puberty and they are already
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thinking about having boyfriends and girlfriends, which is happening, they won't know what to do, they won't know who to turn to, they won't know how they feel about things. the strongest argument for change and more up—to—date teaching is times have changed. children are more exposed to sexual images than they ever have been through the internet and mobile phones. guidance that schools are looking to in terms of how they teach relationships and sex education was developed in the year 2000 and britain is a very, very different place, so it is really important that we have an updated approach that means our children are safe and protected. charities, teaching unions and mps have been campaigning for the government to introduce compulsory sex education, and whilst there has been support from faith groups there has also been criticism. we need to look to families, support and encourage them to engage with their children about these issues. to check how they are using their mobile phones. to check where they are online, up in their bedrooms. that's what parents can do. controlling what children see and hear in a digital world means parents have to be one step ahead
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of the technology. my daughter is five. she copies everything that she sees. the dance moves, certain clothes she sees. i go, no, you're too young, you're not ready for that, i need you to enjoy your childhood. you're a child. it's actually quite nice to know that kids are being taught about sex and relationships stuff at school by a qualified teacher. they are too young for this right now. i mean, at this stage they can't really process the information and actually, you know... it will be hard for them to understand what is going on at this age. this is the genitals. in scotland, wales and northern ireland sex education isn't compulsory but all uk governments face the challenge of how best to prepare young people for life in modern britain. elaine dunkley, bbc news. now some breaking news from los angeles. remember the mix up at the
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0scars when the wrong film was given the oscar for best film. la la land was given it rather than moonlight. we have just heard that the president of the academy says that the two people responsible for that mistake, to accountants from price waterhouse, will not work at the 0scars again. they say they will not be allowed to work at the oscars again, those two people, a man and a woman, who were responsible for handing out the envelopes to the people who were presenting the awards, and gave the wrong envelope, that carried the name emma stone, la la land. that was the envelope that warren beatty opened, and then gave it to faye dunaway, who read out la la land as best picture. the two a ccou nta nts la land as best picture. the two accountants responsible for that mistake will not work again. we will
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get more on that from la during the course of the evening. president trump has used his first speech to congress to declare what he called a new chapter of american greatness. adopting a measured tone, very different from his more volatile tweets, he promised "massive tax relief for the middle class", and asked congress to pass a trillion dollar package to build new infrastructure. he said the us "strongly supports nato", but that members of the alliance "must meet their financial obligations". 0ur north america editor jon sopel was watching. they say that practice makes perfect. and when you're singing a new tune probably best to give it the full rehearsal. the president of the united states! donald trump's tone couldn't have been more different. warm, inclusive, unifying and optimistic. what we are witnessing today is the renewal of the american spirit. 0ur allies will find that america's once again ready to lead. applause
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and, for anxious european nations, supportive words on nato. we strongly support nato, an alliance forged through the bonds of two world wars that dethroned fascism. applause and the cold war. and defeated communism. not everything was from the new album. there were the greatest hits too. tonight i am also calling on this congress to repeal and replace 0bamacare. applause we will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border. but on immigration there was also a suggestion there could be reform and there were other measures that should have pleased democrats like paid maternity leave and a massive infrastructure programme. but mostly they sat stony faced. the most moving part of the night came when he spoke to the widow of navy seal ryan 0wens killed in yemen in the first
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combat operation ordered by the new commander—in—chief. ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. thank you. applause and then, an appealfor america to seize the moment. believe in your future and believe once more in america. thank you, god bless you, and god bless the united states. applause having taken a lot of flak for the way they've done business since donald trump took office, the white house today is basking in the warm glow of the support for last night's joint address. it was well—structured and delivered with discipline. you might almost say it was a conventional political speech from this most unconventional politician. jon sopel, bbc news, washington. 0ur washington correspondent barbara plett—usherjoins me live.
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was this a rather different donald trump we saw? he certainly sounded different. whether he actually is is another matter. he essentially delivered a conventional speech, so different from his usual style, that republicans were effusive with praise. some said to me that this was the moment he becomes president. some were quite relieved. you didn't have him attacking opponents or painting a gloomy picture of america. he asked for cooperation and unity with the democrats. he talked about tolerance and civil rights, and condemned hate crimes and anti—semitic attacks. all of this is very much the style of presidential addresses to congress. there was a lot of questions whether he would be able to carry it off,
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but he did. the style was different, but he did. the style was different, but the content was similar to what he said before. we will have to wait and see whether he changes his approach to governing. and that massive infrastructure programme he's talking about that will be very expensive. this was the issue with a speech for democrats, a lot of promises made, but no detail how they will be carried out. i asked afterwards, do you think you can work with the republicans? they said yes, they would, because it is their proposal in the first place. president 0bama could not get support for it. we will see whether president trump can. he did not give detailed about how to pay for it. he said it would probably involve the public and private partnership. looking for pride of money to be included. unlikely to be massive govern spending. thank you for now, barbara. and if you want to watch president trump's speech to congress in full, you can on the bbc iplayer.
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time to take a look at the weather. up time to take a look at the weather. up spell of weather over the next few days, some rain, some sunshine, things going down, strong winds kicking in over england and wales. strong inland, strong gusts. pretty heavy rain over parts of wales, maybe the midlands some snow. down to quite low levels, could cause issues locally. further north, quieter. not so strong for northern ireland, scotland will be chilly, some during showers across scotland. dry across southern counties of england and wales. eating cold wherever you are. temperatures in a good few places close to freezing. while start for some of us on
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thursday. the gaels will subside. the rain and snow will move away. a reasonable day, plenty of sunshine. a dry and sunny afternoon. rain knocking on the door of northern ireland later on. chouly later on in the south. —— chilly. you're watching bbc news. 308, not contents, 256. the contents habit. —— have it. the government has suffered its first defeat in parliament over the brexit bill. the house of lords has backed a cross—party amendment to allow eu citizens who live here to stay in the uk. this is the right thing to do, not just morally right, but also pragmatic in the interests of the uk and our citizens, too. if this became effective, it would
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have the effect of leaving british citizens abroad stranded and neglected. two british medics, part of a large group of students who joined so—called islamic state have been killed in iraq. the pair were part of a group of stu d e nts the pair were part of a group of students who abandoned studies in sudan to during the radical group. sex education is to be made compulsory in all schools in england. children as young as four will be taught about safe relationships. pa rents parents will be able to withdraw children if they choose. us president donald trump has promised a ‘renewal of the american spirit‘ in his first address to congress. the president spoke of a "new chapter of american greatness." and drivers found using a hand held mobile phone will face tougher penalties from today. the changes will see new drivers lose their license if caught within two years of passing their test. more now on the government‘s plans to make sex education compulsory in all schools in england. more on the govan suffering that
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defeat on the —— the government defeat on the brexit bill. the house of lords voting that foreign nationals inside the eu should have the ability to stay. it is a disappointing result for the government, the wrong decision by the opposition in the house of lords. it puts at risk than 1 million british citizens living in the european union. fair enough to offer guarantees de citizens living in britain, that is the government position, we want to balance the interests of those citizens living in britain, and our citizens living in europe. how do you combat the emotional statements made in the house of lords tonight, that people are to be used as bargaining chips
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in this negotiation? my point is, by approving this amendment, we have turned british citizens living in the eu into those bargaining chips in the house of lords, we are so opposed to. that is what i think is muddled thinking from the opposition in the house of lords tonight, much better to have let the government negotiate this. the government having quite clear they want to protect eu citizens living and working in the united kingdom, that we shouldn‘t expect the same rights and guarantees for british citizens living on the continent. no trains will run at liverpool lime street station for seven days. after a wall collapsed onto the railway blocking all four lines of track and damaging overhead cables.
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it means major disruption for tens of thousands of passengers. our correspondent danny savage reports. liverpool should have been bustling in the early spring sunshine today but in terms of trains it was cut off. 15 million people a year use liverpool lime street but it‘s now silent, virtually deserted, and everything‘s cancelled. about a mile down the track is the reason why. a wall has given way and tonnes of debris has fallen into a deep cutting. it‘s proving difficult to get to and there are concerns about further collapses. we‘ve got a failed retaining wall across all four tracks. the location is really difficult to access and the ground is really unstable with some tunnels, victorian tunnels, underneath as well. pictures taken last night showed the scenes shortly after the wall collapsed. thankfully all services were stopped when the falling masonry triggered sensors on overhead wires alerting signal operators. passengers for huyton! so, every mainline railjourney through liverpool today started orfinished on the buses. i‘m not sure how much longer it‘s going to take. a bit frustrated but it sounds like it was a wall accident. it sounds like there wasn‘t anything the train company could do about it. so where you caught up in it last night?
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yeah. so what happened last night? just all the trains stopped. that was basically it, and not very much information. a number of heavy containers on top of the wall will now have to be removed before clear—up work can begin. it could be several days before the line reopens. danny savage, bbc news, liverpool. more now on the government‘s plans to make sex education compulsory in all schools in england. primary school children will also get lessons on safe and healthy relationships in the first shake—up of the system since 2000. with me to discuss the government‘s plans is sonia livingstone, professor of social pyschology at the london school of economics and roger kiska, vice president of christian concern a christian campaign group worried — about moral issues. you think the government have got
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this right? section —— sexual education teaching needs to catch up? yes, i think they have got it right, the last time they looked at it was 2000, many things have changed, one thing is the internet. in the absence of sex education in schools, what research shows, many children are turning to the internet to get answers are the questions they want. young children? primary school? children in the upper end of primary school doing that. eight, nine, ten? yes, they will google when they want an answer toa will google when they want an answer to a question. also the way they turn to friends, older brothers and sisters passing information about this the advantage of teaching in schools, it can be done in a sensitive and age approach which the internet does not. does that make sense to you? defining what is appropriate. i read the news reports
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suggesting it will be age—appropriate. the department for education made and inappropriate to teach children as young as four about sex education. the world health organisation, teaching about child masturbation at four yourself. in belgium, a curriculum including gummi bears scintillating sexual positions. this is deemed to be age—appropriate. we cannot guarantee what is being taught to young children. i am not 100% sure, what is being taught to young children. i am not 10096 sure, i don‘t think from the age of four they will be given sex education. my understanding it will be education about healthy relationships. my understanding is absolutely, it will be sensitive to the kinds of questions children ask at different ages. the emphasis, as far as i can see, really on questions of respect, consent, and understanding about
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what your body might be private, you have the right to think what may happen, how to understand what is happening. the concern is they are too young? sex education tries to do a number of things. one thing it tries to do is to teach children about privacy and consent. a very small number of children, but real, are being abused. that is something we wa nt are being abused. that is something we want quite young children to have some defence, telling people are telling somebody. most of course, you want them to develop an understanding, so when the time is right for them when they are grown up, they have understood and got a sense of respect, consent. what positive relationships are. does the system need to catch up? that seems
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to be the government‘s case? things have slipped, we are out of date in terms of what is taught in schools? the reality is, the sexual revolution was a failure. the poisonous fruits of the revolution or the mainstreaming of pornography, the dawn of censoring, the reality is we do need to metal, we need to mop up. there are too many kids having kids, the teen pregnancy rates in the uk are astronomical. you cannot stop the internet? you can‘t rewind the internet? kids, whether you like it or not will get material on the internet? teen pregnancy is going down in this country. the internet is there whether you like it or not? as our parents. the black letter of the law says the state must respect the rights of parents to raise children according to religious and
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philosophical views. we need to respect that this is done to home, not the state level. are you happy to have some kind of sex education in schools, from a certain age? i'm happy to have parents teaching their children about these intimate and moral issues. not schools, at all? no. what if parents do not direct? if they are not doing it, the kids are never going to be taught? again, we need to focus on the fact that the only mainstream politics, and we have the government deciding what is being taught and not taught, a very high likelihood of what being taught being radical. that is what we have to be wary of. we need to not meddle, to mop up the problem. not meddle, to mop up the problem. not meddle, mop up? the idea we have a radical education system is kind of laughable. more significantly, pa rents a re laughable. more significantly, parents are asking for some kind of partnership between the school in
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the home. not that they want to com pletely the home. not that they want to completely devolve responsibility, that they find it difficult to discuss. they find it embarrassing. they would like support. what they are they would like support. what they a re really they would like support. what they are really saying, if they know something sensible and balance, that they are informed about, is taught at school, and the school provides support how they can follow up and talk to their children, that is helpful all round. i have worked in a numberof helpful all round. i have worked in a number of countries in europe and internationally on the issue of sex education, once you mainstream and a compulsory such education, it gets radical like the examples i gave, i could give you 1 million more. we have not got time for that, thank you for being with us. interesting discussion. vice president of christian concern. drivers caught using hand—held mobile phones will face tougher penalties from today,
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in england, wales and scotland. the fine has doubled to two hundred pounds, and the number of penalty points has also doubled to six, meaning that new drivers could lose their licences after one offence. police have pledged to put an "increased focus" on catching offenders. robert hall reports. on a busy main road in cambridgeshire police cameras capture another offender. the evidence from around the uk is crystal clear, we‘ve been warned, but we simply aren‘t listening. the most recent report from the rac found 31% of drivers admit to using a hand—held phone at the wheel compared with 8% two years ago. she had it held in both hands sort of texting or doing whatever with both thumbs. can you just follow me, please? this driver was spotted holding her phone to plot a route. you had your phone in both hands on top of your steering wheel. you may or may not be aware, it‘s going to change. six points. £200 fine and no option of any sort of education course at all. it‘s just how she was using her
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phone that makes it an offence. it‘s more than just making a phone call. we can do more and more with our mobile phones and the temptation to use them on the move has proved irresistible. from today there will be no more driver awareness courses, new licenses can be revoked and bus and lorry drivers could face suspension. all underlining a very simple message — your mobile phone belongs in the glove box. tomasz kroker ignored that advice and is serving ten years for causing the deaths of four people when he ploughed into stationary traffic. one of those seriously injured has welcomed the tougher penalties. we‘re all going to learn this lesson and we can learn it the easy or the hard way. i have learnt it the hard way but it is an easy problem to solve. just put your phone away. back in cambridgeshire, a two—minute call will have serious consequences for this hgv driver. you were on your mobile phone. you are aware that‘s an offence? in the 20 odd years i've been
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on the road i've seen people with laptops. i've seen phone in one hand, laptop on the other, knee on the steering wheel. what just happened there, a minor indiscretion in relation to the scale of things. but no, i should know better. there'd been an accident... unfortunately your mum has been killed. the police operations will now run alongside a media campaign centred on the family of another victim. higher penalties are only part of the answer. in the end, we must all be conscious of the lives we put at risk. there is nothing that is so important it cannot wait. don‘t use your phone whilst you‘re driving. the headlines on bbc news: the government has suffered its first defeat in parliament over brexit. the house of lords has voted by a sizeable majority to give european union nationals already living here the right to stay in the uk. two british trainee doctors — part of a large group of students who joined so—called islamic state have been killed in iraq.
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sex education is to be made compulsory in all schools in england. children as young as four will be taught about safe relationships. an update on the market numbers for you — here‘s how london‘s and frankfurt ended the day. and in the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. ina in a moment why campers in summer scotland‘s most famous beauty spots will be told to pick up their tents. tomorrow voters go to the polls in northern ireland for the second time in ten months. it follows the collapse of stormont‘s power—sharing government and the last month has seen a bitter election campaign. our ireland correspondent chris buckler has been looking at the issues and the state of the parties. stallman‘s power—sharing agreement
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collapsed in january. stallman‘s power—sharing agreement collapsed injanuary. the dup and sinn fein fell out over a number of issues, including the financial fallout of the rhi, a botched green scheme, at one stage costing the taxpayer around £1.5 billion. it has been a bitter campaign, feeling more divisive than the last election held less tha n divisive than the last election held less than a year ago. we can see the results in our virtual assembly chamber. the dup were the biggest party, 38 of the 108 assembly members. sinn fein in second place with 28 seats. the sdlp, the ulster unionists and the alliance will hope to increase their share of the vote after the way that coalition fell apart. that is true for the smaller parties. some politicians will definitely lose their seats. the number of assembly members is being reduced from 108, to just 90. one other number to watch. the size of
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the dup in the last assembly gave their party a petition of concern. a veto to prevent any legislation they don‘t like. they used it to block a vote in favour of introduction of same—sex marriage, which is still illegal in northern ireland. they need to hold onto 30 seats to keep that veto. even when all the votes are finally counted, then only to be are finally counted, then only to be a deal between the parties to get the assembly up and running again. most people are predicting that those negotiations could be difficult. and for a full list of candidates taking part go to the bbc website at bbc.co.uk/news. the french presidential candidate francois fillon has refused to stand down, despite being told by magistrates that he will be put under formal investigation. the centre right politician
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has repeatedly denied allegations that he paid his wife and children public money for work they didn‘t do. speaking earlier, he delivered a defiant message to the french electorate. france is bigger than us, bigger than my mistakes. it is bigger than the opinion polls. i am determined to serve this france with all the force, and by relations decide the future and the fate of the french during a very decisive choice. do not let yourself be abused. do let everybody know your choice. because your voice and your voice alone should decide your future. your voice and your voice alone should decide yourfuture. because my will to serve is bigger than the accusations levelled against me. life on earth began millions of
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yea rs life on earth began millions of years earlier than thought according to scientists have discovered fossils. they lived over four billion years ago. as our science correspondent reports. how did life begin? it‘s one of humanity‘s biggest questions. the discovery of some of the first life forms to have ever existed on earth may begin to provide some answers. they were discovered in these rocks which were found in canada. and here it is, one of the planet‘s very first inhabitants. it was less than the width of a human hair and very simple. but it ate and consumed oxygen, like we do. and to the shock of this scientist who discovered it, the life forms existed hundreds of millions of years earlier than anyone had ever imagined. not long after the earth was formed.
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we‘ve got it. we‘ve got the oldest fossils. this is exciting! the oldest fossils on the planet. it relates us to our origin. i mean, this is one of the reasons for intelligent life to evolve. so, where does the life form fit in, in the story of life on earth? the earth formed just over 11.5 billion years ago, a molten mass of rock that began to cool. not long after that came the first oceans which spread all across the planet. it was right at the bottom of those primordial lotions that some of the very first life forms emerged 4.28 billion years ago next to cracks on the sea floor spraying out warm water and minerals. a billion years ago, life really got started. all sorts of new types of organisms exploded on the scene over the next few billion years. the first humans evolved around 2.5 million years ago
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and modern humans arrived very recently by comparison. just over 200,000 years ago. the claim that living organisms emerged on earth so early is controversial, but if confirmed, indicates that life is an unstoppable force and suggests that the universe is teeming with it. pallab ghosh, bbc news. campers are set to be told to pack up their tents if they pitch them on the shores of loch lomond. today, new rules came into force to protect the famous beauty spot as well the trossachs. our reporterjames shaw is in sallochy bay, on the shores of loch lomond. loch lomond, the largest inland body of water in britain, drawing in millions of visitors every year. without doubt one of the jewels in the crown of scotland‘s natural heritage. these pictures, holiday snaps from hell you might call them, record the damage that has been done in previous years. which is why the park authority
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wants to bring in by—laws which will control wild camping in the busiest areas. this is a kind of typical example of people coming along and trying to get themselves some firewood that‘s maybe a bit bigger than they‘re able to tackle. the sheer volume of folk can end up being damaging in itself. if you mix that with a bit of anti—social behaviour then sites can become degraded quite fast. we‘ve got some of the most wonderful landscapes you can imagine here and you can see why people come and enjoy it, so we want the sites to match that while they‘re here. from today anyone wild camping in managed areas along the shores of the most popular lochs
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within the park could face a fine of £500 and a criminal record. wild camping enthusiasts see that as a breach of scotland‘s legal right to roam. they believe the park authority should focus on educating people about respecting the countryside. there are things that the rangers and the authorities can do to clamp—down on this. they already can fine people for littering, for anti—social behaviour. there‘s no need to create this by—law which criminalises people who aren‘t doing it the wrong way to. and let‘s be honest, it is a small number of people and we‘re almost letting them win. and with the new restrictions there could be a lot of disappointed campers this summer. the idea of scotland when i first came here was you could camp anywhere. no matter where you are, just say that that‘s the law and you can camp. you come up here for the fact it's untented, and you can go wherever you want whenever you want. that's why people come to scotland. if it‘s in a designated area, they can still come, they can still camp, they can still enjoy it but everyone
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else can enjoy it as well. people coming with kids, animals and there‘s not all the rubbish left. this is the only location on the east side of loch lomond where wild camping will be permitted. the question is, will people know about these new controls and how strictly are they going to be enforced ? the new by—laws will be reviewed in three years. so, for the wild campers, this is a fight which is not over yet. james shaw, bbc news, on the banks of loch lomond. europe‘s most active volcano has erupted in a fiery show of lava. mount etna, on the italian island of sicily, has been largely dormant for the past two years. the volcano‘s latest eruptions began on monday evening. authorities have reported no danger to the nearby towns and there has been no disruption to air traffic. its eruptions can last days or even weeks — the last major one was in 1992. a look at the weather. here isjohn
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hammond. no volcanoes closer to home, a chance to see the northern lights in some places it skies remain clear. which they may not, because we have lively weather on the menu tonight. particularly across england and wales, strong winds, wet weather, tricky driving conditions. northern ireland is seeing some wet weather now. a band of rain, some snow. diluting its way north. particularly through trans—pennine routes, snowdonia, could be some snowfall. further south, the main issue will be the strength of the winds, battering the coast. inland, some strong gusts, indeed. further north, across scotland, the winds much later, cold, wintry showers across the north—west highlands. wherever you are, feeling quite chilly. in
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the morning, temperatures across the highland glen is close to freezing. in the south, you factor in the wind, distinctly brisk. the worst of the gaels will subside. although a blustery day, if you can get out of the breeze, the sunshine will not feel too bad. most of the rain fading away for most places, settling into a bright, breezy afternoon. temperatures higher than today across southern areas. to date, 6—8, tomorrow 10—11. today across southern areas. to date, 6—8, tomorrow10—11. feeling quite like spring. certainly improving across parts of northern england, wales, after the winter restart. cloud beginning to increase across northern ireland. dry weather here and scotland east of the mountains. best of the sunshine further west. looking to the south for the next change in the weather. low pressure coming in off the bay of biscay, that means rain. wet friday morning across southern parts of england. the rain pushing
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eastwards. for most of wales, and scotla nd eastwards. for most of wales, and scotland staying dry, cold again, spoiled by the wind and rain. low pressure slap bang in front of a bus for much of the weekend. bands of rain by rolling around. joined by yet another one, so you get the gist. not looking particularly fine through this week. there will be some rain around forjust about all of us through this weekend. blustery winds, inevitably feeling quite chilly. hello, i‘m ros atkins, this is outside source.
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french centre—right presidential candidate francois fillon has said he will be placed under investigation by a frenchjudge — but won‘t stand down. translation: i will not give up. translation: iwill not give up. i will not withdraw. i will take it to the end, because it is democracy being challenged. donald trump has addressed congress for the first time — and he‘s being widely praised for striking a conciliatory tone. iam here i am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it isa message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart. this was a well rehearsed speech — full on promises and short on specifics. we‘ll be live in washington to get into this. un human rights investigators say war crimes were committed

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