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when he looks at me. bradley had neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer that mostly affects young children. please sponsor me. get me better. but it didn't stop him achieving his dreams, like scoring a goal for sunderland, against chelsea's keeper. it was even voted match of the day's goal of the month. because it's joint goal of the month, we've put the graphics on it. he gives asmir begovic the eyes. begovic goes that way and bradley goes straight down the middle. he has a fantastic personality. everyone loves him. in recent days, as his condition got worse, his mum posted this picture of bradley and his big brother. this afternoon his parents announced he had died. calling him their little superhero. they said, sleep tight, baby boy, and fly high with them angels. bradley lowery, the little boy whose football club took him
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to their heart. danny savage, bbc news. a 14—year—old girl has been killed after the truck she was on collided with a bin lorry. the accident was on the a38 in the north of the city at about nine a.m.. this is the scene of the devastating crash on the a38 at castle vale, in birmingham. a 14—year—old schoolgirl ona trip birmingham. a 14—year—old schoolgirl on a trip lost her life. 20 other teenagers and three teachers were in the coach with when it was in collision with a dustbin lorry. next of kin have been informed and i've got special officers deployed with the family to support them at this very difficult time. —— support them. with bidding was contact with staffordshi re them. with bidding was contact with staffordshire police. we are
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liaising with the head teacher at thejohn taylor liaising with the head teacher at the john taylor high liaising with the head teacher at thejohn taylor high school and all releva nt thejohn taylor high school and all relevant support is being provided by the school and by our colleagues. this village was in mourning today. the girl was on a trip from john taylor high school. it is understood year 9 taylor high school. it is understood year9and year12 taylor high school. it is understood year 9 and year 12 pupils were on an art excursion. the school issued a statement, read by a police officer. we spent a supporting our children and staff as they come to terms with this terrible news. john taylor high school is grateful for the support of the counselling and psychology services who have assisted us today and we will be —— will be working with us in the forthcoming weeks to provide support. we are also appreciative of all of the messages of condolence that we have received today. one other girl was taken to hospital with minor injuries and a number of others were treated at the scene. the driver —— drivers of the lorry are resisting police. neither
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was injured. birmingham city council confirms the waste lorry was there, issuing a statement saying: just after 4pm police reopened the road and the coach was towed away. police are appealing for witnesses. aid workers in france say they are increasingly concerned about many migrants camping, as they try to make their way to britain. families, including babies and young children, we re including babies and young children, were living in makeshift shelters. emmanuel macron insists a formal migrants said the warrant reopening the region, but with more people arriving each day the authorities are under growing pressure to act. scarlet has lived in france for all of her six weeks of life. she has
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never been inside a house, never slept in a crib, her only baths are ina slept in a crib, her only baths are in a nearby river. her parents and two sisters arrived in the woods near dunkirk four months ago after travelling are vocal —— overland from iraq. here, they said, you don't have a chance, the new families here. nothing. this is very difficult for me and looking at my baby, my children, my heart is like this. because you are doing it for them? yes. despite the lack of any showers, toilets or running water, up showers, toilets or running water, up to 50 young children are thought to be living here with their families, along with hundreds of single young men. at dawn yesterday police arrived and stripped the makeshift camp of all its tense and shelters. volunteers a one mother
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came back to find her few remaining belongings soaked through. the only thing she had left to start a fire was baby clothes. the police, unannounced. they bang on tents, drive everyone into the brain and we've had an exodus of people walking round the lake, getting soaked. little kids and babies being carried in their parents' arms, getting drenched. more than 300 people are living here, with more arriving every day. the local mayor described the condition as inhumane and says the area needs a formal migrants account, at less than one year after the calais jungle migrants account, at less than one year after the calaisjungle was closed, the french government is adamant it doesn't want another one. france has struggled for decades to deal with the migrants converging here. last 0ctober it with many from thejungle here. last 0ctober it with many from the jungle camp and here. last 0ctober it with many from thejungle camp and police yesterday's accident at dunkirk was the routine event to stop new comes
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from springing up. this man has already taken his family through six different countries, but wants his children to grow up in the uk, as he speaks english, like the government and believes that there they will be given a home. many people will face financial hardship and be forced into debt if changes are made to the new welfare benefit, universal credit. that's according to the charity citizens advice which is calling for improvements. however ministers insist the benefit is working. at the citizens advice offers an increased number of people are coming in, complaining about universal credit. vicki kelly has had a day off work to sort out her problems. she has no internet access at home and struggles to keep up with the online system. they want
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you to work and not take the time. i'm struggling for money, having to find other work, and obviously now they've stopped it again at the moment. we've got to make phone calls, make appointments to come back to thejob calls, make appointments to come back to the job centre and again it is more time off of work, losing more money. universal credit has been rolled out across britain. six welfare payments, such as housing benefit and tax credits, combine into one monthly sum. but problems are emerging. a survey conducted by citizens advice of those people it has helped found more than one third of claimants are waiting longer than the six weeks they should for payment. 0ne the six weeks they should for payment. one in ten people have to wait over ten weeks for universal credit. more than half have had to borrow money by waiting for the benefit. we are seeing at the moment thousands of people who are seriously worried about their personal situations and can't fix it because the administration of universal credit is not helping them
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and the support is not there for them to see their way out of it. ministers insist that universal credit is a success and say most claimers are satisfied with the benefits. the world's first whisky— powered car has had a successful debutjourney. scottish scientists have developed a way to turn leftover residue from the distillation process into fuel that can be used in any regular petrol or diesel car. bbc scotland's lisa summers got behind the wheel in edinburgh.. we may be the belgium. it is the world's first ever type of this whiskey produced by the residues. you can feel the excitement. it was five years ago that scientists based here had an idea, to turn the wastage from whiskey into fuel. i.e. ready to make history? thanks. i honestly have no idea how this happened, but they've asked me to be
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the first person in the world ever to drive a car powered by whiskey residue. let's give it a go. we have movement! a low-key start to a journey with huge potential. that's because this biofuel works in any ordinary petrol or diesel engine. it's pretty good. just drives like a normal car. nice and smooth. it's a simple concept and it started here at the lab in napier university. you get the sugarfrom at the lab in napier university. you get the sugar from the barley and ferment that make the whiskey. so the remaining barley, this stuff, is left over from the process. and when you do still the alcohol from the beer, you am left with this. this is of no value at all to the industry. and every year 2 billion litres of this liquid and three quarters of a million tons of this solid are
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produced in scotland. so we developed a process to combine the liquid with a solid and use an entirely different traditional fermentation process and it makes this chemical, which is called butanol. that's a direct replacement here now for petrol. only 7% of what is used by distilleries is actual whiskey. after a bunch of trials of renewable company plans to build a commercial plant for its biofuel. renewable company plans to build a commercial plant for its biofuelm got huge global potential. initially we are applying it to whiskey production and in scotland alone we could develop an industry worth over £100 million. but there are whiskey production centres all over the world, japan, production centres all over the world,japan, india, the production centres all over the world, japan, india, the us, and those are immediate targets in the next three or four years. test drive is almost done. little piece of history has been made. if only there was something to celebrate with. to wimbledon. there were four
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british players in the third round matches today. two made it through. johanna konta and later this evening andy murray won his much, despite dropping the second set. the problem with friday at wimbledon. where to look? british players, two there, one there and one there, too. choose your path. well, study andy murray as he entered centre court. that's just his walk. he'll move fine when the tennis begins. look for some early signs of encouragement. here's one. after murray won the first set, fognini seemed rattled, but he can also do with this with his racket. that's fabio for you. it was soon one set all. now murray was under pressure for the first time in the tournament and murray under pressure... well, it can make everyone nervous. still, fognini, apparently hurt, lost the third set 6—1, only to emerge resplendent in the fourth to build a 5—2 lead.
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0h, andy, what are you doing to us? well, from the brink, he was then brilliant. murray rolled off five consecutive games. tension hung on every point in a 58—minute fourth set. serving for the match... game, set, match, murray! it all clicked back into place. he was through. it was a very up—and—down match. i didn't feel like it was the best tennis at times. it was a little bit tense today but i managed to get through it. yeah, just a little bit tense. andy murray says he now needs the weekend to rest and work on his mobility. that injured hip, of course. but there is another british player looking forward to the second week of wimbledon singles. that's the power ofjohanna konta. too much for maria sakkari
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of greece, maybe too much for anybody. this match finished 6—4, 6—1 and the enthusiasm of the crowd matched by konta's commitment on court. come on! elsewhere, though, it ended for aljaz bedene and heather watson, both defeated today. so, four british began on friday, two remain. two potential champions? it's a nice thought for the weekend. joe wilson, bbc news, wimbledon. time for a look at the weather forecast. another day of contrasting weather across the british isles. in the north initially there was a weather front, with thick rain. rain keeping the temperature is pretty close to the temperature is pretty close to the average. in the south again heathrow pushed towards 30 degrees. 0vernight we will drag that band of cloud and rain tied in with a weather front just ever further towards the south. not a lot of rain
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and mortgage, only the odd spot primarily across the western shores and hills of wales and the south—west of england. clearer skies behind it. temperatures dip, closer to what it has been in recent nights. how do we start the weekend? well, with the biggest cloud across pembrokeshire, getting into the south—west of england. maybe the odd spot drifting further east. never amounting to much at all. as we get away from that frontal cloud of good pa rt away from that frontal cloud of good part of wales, the north of england, northern ireland, much of scotland is dry, fine and sunny and pleasa ntly is dry, fine and sunny and pleasantly warm. more in a way of cloud, more of a breeze, more rain into the western isles. that will be there or thereabouts for a good part of the day. elsewhere, not a great deal changes. some of the cloud comes and goes across the midlands. parts of wales too. further south, if the clouds begin up, more rain. but it could break at times as well and that will help to get
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temperatures up to about 2k— and that will help to get temperatures up to about 2a— 25. so a fresh appeal. a similar prospect at wimbledon. certainly more cloud than we've seen of late. those temperatures on the cloudy side of things. if the cloud thickened up you might get an interruption, but there will be more play or not and if you get sunshine we could get up to 25 again. a lot of dry weather again in the evening. but a frontal system drags its way towards the northern half of scotland. it will be there or thereabouts across scotla nd be there or thereabouts across scotland and northern ireland for a good part of the day on saturday. initially, hats, brighter skies towards the eastern side of scotland. some of the rain running along the weather front, pushing further eastwards. 0ne along the weather front, pushing further eastwards. one of those days the northern ireland. further south, a lot of fine and bright weather. maybe a couple of showers, especially in the east, as we get on towards the afternoon. the top temperature is 26. there are a few issues with
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newsnight, so here is hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk. conflict in eastern ukraine between government forces and pro—moscow rebels in donetsk and luhansk have worsened. both sides have violated the minsk agreement. there is talk of a warmer relationship between washington and moscow. that has left ukraine feeling like it has been sidelined. my feeling like it has been sidelined. my guest is the vice prime minister for european integration. is her country out in the cold internationally? vice prime minster ivanna klympush—tsintsadze,
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welcome to hardtalk. thank you for having me here. donald trump has said of vladimir putin that they would probably get along and have a good relationship. his election is probably bad news to ukraine, isn't it? since his inauguration, we have only had supportive messages from the us administration and we have had very clear signals from donald trump himself during his recent meeting with the president of ukraine, petro poroshenko, when he confirmed the willingness to continue sanctions with regard to russian aggression against ukraine, to support further ukrainian reforms, and to make sure that america is staying engaged in trying to sort out the conflict that we are finding ourselves as a victim of. so nothing but words of support?
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it flies in the face of comment from people like michael mcfaul the former ambassador to russia, who said on twitter on the election night was that the biggest loser in the world that night was ukraine. but i give you one from closer to home. ukraine's foreign minister, pavlo klimkin, said for the future of our world and our children, a better relationship with the united states and russia is something we should all wish for, but that relationship must not come at the expense of ukraine. there are worries. i totally subscribe to that. they have been worries, especially during the campaign, and that is why i have deliberately said that since the inauguration of the new president, that's exactly the more solid understanding of the future relationship between the uk in and the us, and the political stance of the us has been just getting the ground. that is what we have
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heard from the state secretary, the secretary of defence, from the us and we suppose that free, independent, and sovereign ukraine is in the national interests of the us, and in the national interests also of all the european and nato countries, as well. so you say that there is the support, but you know, we hear things, for instance, you mention sanctions, which are in place on russia, because of its annexation of crimea in 2014, and the continuing conflict in eastern ukraine, donyetsk and luhansk, said to be supporting separatist breakaway rebels. mike pence has said if we have opportunities to work together with russia, i think president trump is looking for an opportunity to begin the relationship anew. there have been hints from washington that deals can be made on sanctions
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in exchange for security cooperation, also, with russia. we do hope that bipartisan support that we receive in the american congress is not going to lead to any possible compromises with the russian federation at the expense of ukraine, as well as what we hear from the representatives of the administration in the latest months. that's exactly also providing us with belief that this will not happen at the expense of the ukraine. but you're worried. it sounds like you are worried. i do not think so. we have received all the confirmations of continued policy from the previous, basically, administration, right now, carried onto the new administration. because the 0bama administration was seen as less friendly to russia than the current one.
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so when — when president petro poroshenko of ukraine met with donald trump a couple weeks ago, or so, he was totally reassured on all accounts, was he, your president? that is exactly what i know from my colleagues who were at the meeting. what did he say about crimea, for instance? my understanding fully is that america is going to continue for a nonrecognition policy of the illegal annexation of crimea by the russian federation. and keep the sanctions? and keep the sanctions, yes. we also heard from the us ambassador at the united nations, nikki haley, as well. so i think all the signals are pointing to the same direction. i think that we getting more and more information on what is really going on on the ground in the ukraine, that also helps to formulate the position that would be for the benefit of ukraine, and for the benefit of the free and democratic world, where the us is the main actor. you're saying the us is the main actor. because you know there are additional concerns about the that the united states is retreating. your own former acting president said earlier
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this year, talking that us withdrawal from global leadership. he said he expected further destabilisation, particularly in eastern europe. he is not the only one who is saying that the us into istelf. we have the alliance russia and china, which president xijinping said will be the defining factor in the next ten years in the world. i think it is time right now to get back to solidarity between the european nations and the us, and other transatlantic partners, like japan or canada, for that matter, that they would consolidate their efforts in actually making sure that whatever values that have been built on, they continued through in the world. the point i have made to you is, are you worried that a withdrawal of america, whereby you seem russia and china filling the vacuum, that again is bad news to you. the united states is not going to withdraw with all the thinking that it has to do with regards to its foreign policy and the other policies in the world. i hope that these policies that have been there at the core of the us for decades, they will be continued on further. all right, but one key plank of international policy,
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including the united states, when it comes in ukraine, is the minsk agreement. we have seen the second one signed in 2015. but it is interesting now that rex tillerson, the us secretary of state, says of it that he actually thinks that — and he only said this last month — that the trump administration does not want to be handcuffed to the minsk agreement, and that ukraine and russia might find a bilateral solution on the conflict in eastern europe. that is not something you would welcome, is it? i don't see how the ukraine and russia would find the solution by themselves. russia, while attacking and annexing part of the ukrainian territory in crimea, and sending regular troops and armament to the eastern part of the country is exactly violating the international law that has the consequences not only for the ukraine, which is defending its country, but has consequences for global order. and that is why — and for regional security, as well — it is important for europe. and that is why it is important to the us. because if we will give in to russia in the ukraine altogether, if we sacrifice, for any matter
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ukraine to the russian federation, then the russian president, in his appetite will grow, and he will attack another country. the point i am making is that the united states say they don't want to be handcuffed to the minsk peace agreement. that is the question i asked you. nobody probably wants to be handcuffed to any agreement. but if this is our only chance right now to sort out peace or see the roadmap, how do we get to finally a real prospect of peace, we should try all the possibilities. and that is what ukraine is doing. that is not what is happening on the ground,
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though. the united nations says that fatalities are up 52% compared to last year. alexander hug from the 0sce monitoring mission in the ukraine says that both sides are violating the minsk agreement, including indiscriminate shelling. we are happy there is a special monitoring mission of the 0sce, to provide the world with objective information. according to those reports of the 0sce, there are everyday shelling, that is the russia—backed militants. it is not only pro—moscow militants, it is russia—backed. ukrainian forces are first and foremost protecting our own land on our own territory. they are firing back and whenever there is... indiscriminately? no, they are firing back, and never have fired from any of the civilian buildings or two civilian residential areas, as opposed to russia—backed militants who are actually firing at civilians and residential areas. we will ask the russians
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when they come on hardtalk about the convict in eastern europe, in eastern ukraine, we will do that. but i must ask you to respond to the accusations against ukrainian forces, either regular ukrainian armed forces, or those activists who are supporting them who are armed. the united nations high commissioner and human rights said in february this year ukrainian government forces and armed groups supporting you continued to violate and abuse the rights to life, liberties, security, and physical integrity in eastern ukraine. whenever our forces are fighting back, when time allows, they are notifying people from the 0sce that they going to fire. that is what makes us different from the
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russian militants. that is one thing. and what you are alluding to right now is these problems that we have unfortunately, first and foremost, 82% of the incidents that are happening of attacks on, for instance, 0sce monitors, on the ground, they are happening on the grounds that are not controlled by the ukrainian forces. no, no, i accept that. i am saying the criticisms are about both sides. i am asking you about the criticisms made against ukrainian forces. i will give you another example. human rights watch said in february in a report that ukrainian government forces and pro—government militias in eastern ukraine used unguided grad rockets that have killed civilians and said their use could amount to war crimes. these are very, very serious reports against ukrainians. the investigations
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on the ukrainian side are all the time being carried out. there is no proof that ukrainian forces have been using them against residential areas. moreover, i want to recall specifically in the end of january, the beginning of february, there was a huge attack of a russia led militants on one of the eastern cities of ukraine, where in —20 degrees celsius, the water grids, the electricity grids, have been ruined. we were almost having survival, with 20,000 people in that city, the ukranian government, that took care of the repairing of those areas, making sure people are provided with the possibility to live normal lives in these circumstances. and unfortunately, that was confirmed also by the 0sce monitors that unfortunately those were the militants who were not allowing for even short time ceasefires to repair the grids.
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you're talking about the humanitarian situation in eastern europe, ukraine and you're saying the pro—moscow separatists are responsible for this, but i have to put it to you that there are also complaints about ukrainian activity which has led to what the russian foreign ministry warns could turn into a humanitarian catastrophe. there have been criticisms of the illegal blockades by ukrainian activists that prevent supplies going to civilians in rebel—held territory, that's one of the accusations, and ukraine in march imposed a temporary freeze on rail and road cargo links to breakaway enclaves, which has meant that civilians are suffering in the rebel—held areas, they're not getting the supplies they need.
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i hope people in the west already understood that whatever russian ministry of foreign affairs is saying is not necessarily always the truth unfortunately. moreover, what russian information sources are bringing on the public.


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