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this is bbc news. the headlines at five. police name the man who was fatally stabbed on a train in surrey — as 51—year—old lee pomeroy. a man's been arrested in connection with the murder. in a word in relation to what we know so far regarding what happened, it is not random in terms of their was no contact between the two people before the incident. we know that they were talking together. that's all that we know about at this point in time. the police watchdog begins an inquiry — after a 31—year—old man is shot dead by armed officers in coventry. amid the government shutdown, president trump threatens declaring a national emergency, in order to build a border wall without congressional approval. smokers and problem drinkers admitted to hospital in england will get help to quit or cut down, to reduce demands on the health service. and coming up in half an hour, sportsday will have the latest on fa cup third round weekend. manchester united made it five wins from five under their new manager, with a 2—0 win against reading. good evening.
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the family of a man who was fatally stabbed on a train yesterday, say he was an honourable man who would always help people in trouble. lee pomeroy, who was 51, was attacked in front of his 14—year—old son, soon after they boarded a train in guildford in surrey. a 35—year—old man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of murder — and a 27—year—old woman — detained at the same time, is being held on suspicion of assisting an offender. our correspondent, james waterhouse, reports. the victim has been named as lee pomeroy, who lost his life the day before his 52nd birthday. his relatives have paid tribute,
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saying he was a loving husband and father and that he will be deeply missed by all of his family. a reassuring presence in an investigation that has shown no signs of stopping. through looking at cctv footage, police now have a clearer idea of what led to the attack, which officers say was an extraordinary level of violence. both menjoined the train at guildford. more or less straightaway, there has been some conversation between the two men. they have continued the conversation for 3—4 minutes, first in one carriage and then have moved to a second carriage. at some stage then, violence has ensued, resulting in the tragic death of this man yesterday afternoon. the train had left guildford at lunchtime, bound for waterloo station. the men boarded the train at the first stop, london road station, just after 1pm. a few minutes later, at clandon, the next stop on the line to waterloo, the suspect got off the train and fled. the train went on to horsley
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station, where ambulance crews found the victim dead. the man was then arrested at 6am this morning at a house in farnham, along with a 27—year—old woman, on suspicion of helping an offender. it is between the stations and there that police are now trying to find the weapon used. the 14—year—old boy, meanwhile, is receiving help from specialist officers. officers are keen to stress this is rare. one violent offence usually happens in every million passengerjourneys, they say, in england, scotland and wales. that, however, doesn't lessen the sense of shock that many will be feeling. earlier i spoke to our news correspondent james waterhouse, who was in farnham — where the main suspect was arrested. this quiet residential road represents latest development
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in what has been described as a fast—moving investigation. throughout the afternoon there have been police vehicles and forensic teams coming in and out of them — i don't know if you can view in the the flatjust with the pink lines down there. the flat in question when demand were held, and other people are held. after a 17 hour search the police arrived at 6am this morning, and as far as the neighbours were concerned they arrived in force. initially ijust heard banging, like it sounded like someone was trying to kick a door is what it sounded like. and then ijumped out of bed, to see what was going on. but then i heard the police shouting and the usual stuff, you know. "put your hands up, turn around" and that sort of things. and then it went quiet. put her in a police wagon over there, and a few minutes later they brought him out, handcuffed him and put him in a police wagon here and, like i said there was armed police, a lot more police turned
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up and that was it. by, you know, started at 5:50am — by about 6:45am, like i said, it was all over. and 20 miles away from here on the rail line where the attack happened, there is still a police presence at stations. but the focus is very much now on trying to find the weapon used in the attack. as for the person who lost their life yesterday, well, we've we've learned this afternoon. lee pomeroy, today would have been his 52nd birthday. his family pay tribute saying he was a devoted family man who did everything for his family. he was an honourable man and always helped somebody who is in trouble. they have asked for privacy now as they come to terms with their loss. that was james waterhouse there. the police watchdog is investigating an incident in coventry in which armed officers shot dead a man as they tried to carry out an arrest warrant. he's been named locally as sean fitzgerald, who was 31. friends said he had presented no danger to the police. two men were detained in the operation on suspicion of drugs offences. audrey dias reports. investigations have continued
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throughout the day on this busy residential street where last night and man was shot dead armed officers stopped up hearing a number of gunshots. west midlands police say it was an intelligence led operation. as a result of at least two more people have been detained. the incident has been referred to the independent office of police conduct. who will examine footage from body camps worn by officers involved in the operation. outside the court in floral tributes have been made from the dead man who's been made from the dead man who's been named locally as 31—year—old sean fitzgerald. his friends say he was having his haircut and a house when the rate happened. ilnicki was the nicest guy ever. ready to help anybody. and to be honest with you, he hasn't got much family at all. his family, you know, we need to get justice for my friend. the incident has shocked those living on burnaby road. i lived there for 23 years, i've never seen anything like that
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in the city. it's frightening when you're living somewhere you always think i'll, it's never going to happen. when he does, it is a bit of a shock. the independent office for police conduct investigators have beenin police conduct investigators have been in coventry all day taking state m e nts been in coventry all day taking statements from the officers involved. and overseeing forensics examinations at the scene. they've also appealed for witnesses to come forward. audrey dias, bbc midlands today, coventry. one of the chief executives of the firm awarded a government contract to provide a cross—channel ferry service after brexit has insisted it will be able to operate — even though it hasn't run one before. jean—michel copyans told a french website that seabourne freight had the money to start the business without the government's funds. our business correspondent joe millerjoins me now. what has he been saying? ever since the bbc broke the story that siebel and fred have been awarded his £14 million government contract without having to build a ferry or a vessel before, the company pumped back
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directors and their executives have provided very few details to us about their lands and have refused on camera interviews. as you say, he is one of the ceos that has given this interview to a small french calais —based new site. and in that he gives some more details although not too many about the plans or the belgian root. you'll says there will be four return sela today in time for brexit on the 29th of march. and that there plan to employ 200 people by then. given that the recruitment age on the website has not yet online, and it's quite an uphill battle. but he is also saying that he expects to ramp up activity so that there will be 400 staff sometime in the summer and at least four vessels on that roof. some indication of how big the operation will be. what was his response to being questioned about why there was a post on it in terms of the launch of the line? he said there have been
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some problems in negotiations with the rams reports and he did to and quick district council. these are things we do already, that there had been some problems. but it seemed confident that vowels. you had between now and the end of march. he said that dredging has already begun at ramsgate work and that seaborn as they told us yesterday have been paying for that dredging. separately ina belgian paying for that dredging. separately in a belgian newspaper today, we have also learned that seaborn reportedly is paying for sniffer dogs and your defences over on the other side. it seems to be there for putting in preparations and things are beginning to move. thank you very much. donald trump says that the partial us government shutdown, now entering its third week, could last months or even years. democrats are refusing to fund mr trump's wall along the border with mexico.
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officials from the white house and congress are meeting again now. mr trump says he is considering declaring a national emergency in order to build the wall — without congressional approval. our correspondent david willis is in washington. today, a day 15 of the partial government shutdown here. president trump has nominated his son—in—law jared kushner, the vice president mike prince and the only security officer to negotiate on his behalf. a few hours ago the president we did saying "great support coming from all sides for border security, including wall, on our very dangerous southern border post quote and he went on "the democrats push off the mat stop the shutdown —— could solve the shutdown problem in a very short period of time. all they have to do is approve real border security including a wall." of course it is structured along the
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us- of course it is structured along the us — mexican border that lies at the heart of this. the president says such a structure is needed to keep out gangs and drugs and terrorists. the democrats argue that it is wasteful, ineffective and un—american. and also accusing the president trump of holding federal employees, 800,000 of them, in total for of course. hostage over his plans for the wall. studio: what about the suggestion that he has brought up of the declaring of a national emergency? yes. it would be a controversial move for him to go in that direction. an almost as certainly there will be some in his own party in fact would be against it. and there would be almost certainly legal challenges to it. as well. president trump said he is not planning to do it anytime soon, but he does make the point that it is a possibility. it is something that he has up his sleeve. and such a move
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is really normally reserved for times of war. not forgetting out of political scrambles such as this. it would be a highly controversial move, but the president has also said, of course, that this is an on past dispute that could go on for months if not years. that was david willis there now. russia has dismissed suggestions that a former us marine accused of spying, could be involved in a prisoner swap. paul whelan, an american who also has british nationality, was detained in moscow last month. his family says he was simply visiting russia to attend a wedding. his lawyer had raised the possibility of a prisoner exchange, but a russian minister said the arrest was ‘very serious‘, and talk of swapping him for a russian detainee — was ‘inappropriate'. smokers and problem drinkers who are admitted to hospital in england will be given help to cut down or quit. the measures are part of a new long—term plan — aimed at reducing demand on the health service.
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nhs england says problem drinkers and smokers cost the health service £6 billion every year. ryanair has been voted the worst short—haul airline for the sixth year running, in a survey by the consumer group, which. the airline had to cancel scores of flights last summer — because of a series of strikes. ryanair has called the research ‘irrelevant‘, because it says it's carrying more passengers than ever. here's our transport correspondent, tom burridge. ryanair is by far europe's largest low—cost airline. but the consumer group which said it was by far the worst rated short—haul airline in an annual survey, which asked nearly 8000 of its members about recent experiences on 19 different airlines. which said ryanair‘s overall score was dismal,
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with the airline was my reputation declining significantly over the past year. 2018 wasn't a good year for ryanair. multiple strikes by its staff across europe men huge disruption for hundreds of thousands of passengers over the summer. the airlines werejudged on criteria such as boarding, seating, customer service and value for money. thomas cook and wizz air also came out badly. easyjet was somewhere in the middle. and jet2 near the top. ryanair described in the ratings as irrelevant. it said it is now carried 141 million passengers each year. an increase of 78% injust six years. it is just approaching 5:15pm. the headlines on bbc news... police name the man who was fatally stabbed on a train in surrey — as 51—year—old lee pomeroy. a man's been arrested in connection with the murder. the police watchdog
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begins an inquiry — after a 31—year—old man is shot dead by armed officers in coventry. smokers and problem drinkers admitted to hospital in england will get help to quit or cut down, to reduce demands on the health service. mountaineering experts say the risks of winter climbing should not be under—estimated, following the deaths of two young climbers — on ben nevis in recent weeks. a student from germany died on new year's day, while another young climber — 21—year—old patrick boothroyd from west yorkshire, died on the mountain in december. here's our scotland correspondent, james shaw. ben nevis, the highest mountain in the british isles and, for that reason, extremely popular with walkers and climbers. but the paths across its north face can be dangerous. this is what's known as the ledge route.
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on new year's day, a student from bristol university fell 500 feet down the mountain from this path and was killed. her three companions were rescued by a coastguard helicopter. the actual helicopter managed to winch them off the crag from where they were and i was below the crag, which was carn dearg buttress, where, unfortunately, she'd fallen. it was the second death in recent weeks. patrick boothroyd, who was 21, died in december. tens of thousands of people climb ben nevis every year. most use this path to the summit, which is relatively straightforward, but some, including the two students who died recently, attempt the rock faces and gullies on the northside, which, even in the best weather, are never free of risk. many new climbers use professional guides. this group is returning from the mountain after a training day. it's horrible to hear of accidents and fatalities in the mountains, especially because it's such a life—affirming thing to do. despite all of our best efforts, we can't control everything.
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it is a risky environment and sometimes things go wrong fairly randomly. experienced climbers know and accept the dangers of scaling britain's highest peak. those with less experience may not be so aware that this place can be beautiful and deadly. james shaw, bbc news, ben nevis. thousands of people in southern thailand are emerging from shelter, after the region's worst storm in 30 years passed into the andaman sea. many thousands are still without power, and holiday makers hoping to leave the tourist areas are being warned of long delays, due to a backlog of flights. nick marsh has more. as the rain subsides, the clean—up begins. it's calm now in southern thailand, but this place bore the brunt of the region's worst tropical storm for three decades. it's thought at least two people were killed by storm pabuk, with homes wrecked and hundreds of thousands left without power. many, though, are simply
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grateful it wasn't worse. translation: the roofs and some rooms were gone. the house is filled with mud. coming back from town, i was thinking the house is completely wrecked. then i saw some roofs were still there. i was relieved. further north, the main tourist islands of koh samui and koh phangan were spared the worst of the wind and the rain. flights and ferry services there are starting to resume — but only very slowly. thousands of holiday—makers who had been placed in storm shelters overnight have now got the all—clear to leave by the authorities. translation: the waves in the sea are no longer that high now, and tourists are returning to their hotels. we are all doing our best to cope with the situation. so far, there have been no major problems and no reports of casualties. it's highly unusual for thailand to face a storm of such ferocity at this time of year. it's not clear why storm pabuk
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struck when it did. but given its potential power, it's clear that things could have been a lot worse. nick marsh, bbc news. five teenage girls have died in a fire — at an escape room venue in poland. the girls, all 15 years old, had been celebrating a birthday party. ‘escape games‘ involve players finding clues and solving puzzles — to make their way out of a locked room. this report, from monika plaha, has flashing images. what was meant to be a birthday celebration amongst friends turned into an evening of horror. the emergency services were called to this escape room on friday evening after a fire broke out at around 5pm. five girls, all aged 15, locked in a room as part of the game, were all killed in the blaze. a 25—year—old man was seriously injured. the incident happened in poland‘s northern city of koszalin. its mayor has declared sunday as a day of mourning.
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officials say they are inspecting over 1000 escape rooms across the country. translation: from tomorrow, all escape rooms, game centres and clubs will undergo fire safety inspections, with special attention paid to evacuation plans, escape routes in this type of location. there should be a moderator in each location able to unlock the rooms and let people out. we will check this and it will be strictly controlled. poland‘s president reacted to the news on twitter, writing it was a devastating tragedy that five joyful girls have had life torn away from them. the cause of the fire is not yet known but polish authorities say they will continue to investigate what caused this tragedy. monika plaha, bbc news. ukraine‘s orthodox church has been formally recognised by the world head of orthodox christians —
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at a ceremony in istanbul. the decision has sparked fury in russia. until now, the two churches have been linked, a relationship which stretches back centuries. our correspondent in the ukranian capital, kiev, jonah fisher reports was this the moment that split the global orthodox church? in st george‘s cathedral in istanbul, the ecumenical patriarch bartholomew signs what is known as a tomos. the document recognises ukraine‘s orthodox church, for the first time, as separate and outside russian control. a relationship that has lasted centuries ended with the stroke of a pen. watching on, and enjoying a rare moment of success, was ukraine‘s president, petro poroshenko. he‘s called this the final step in ukraine‘s independence from russia. translation: glory to god. without his will, this would not have been possible. i say thank you to metropolitan bartholomew — to his faith.
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the big questions are about what happens next. the russian orthodox church, facing the loss of millions of followers, has already condemned the decision and severed ties with the ecumenical patriarch. will other countries now refuse to recognise the new ukrainian church? there will be celebrations over the next few days, here in ukraine, to mark this historic moment. what remains unresolved, though, is the fate of the thousands of parishes and religious sites that are still under the control of the russian orthodox church. this could turn out to be a very messy divorce. a bid to smear the youngest woman elected to the us congress has backfired. a video of alexandria occasio—cortez, dancing
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while she was a student at boston university, was shared just a day before the 29—year—old was officially sworn in to congress. but, instead of discrediting her, many people have instead celebrated her dance moves. laura westbrook reports. this is the video of a girl dancing, but it is just who is dancing that‘s got people talking. alexandra cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to the us congress. this footage from 2010 is from when she and other students at boston university tried to recreate a scene from the movie the breakfast club. it was posted to try to discredit her the day before she was sworn into office. but the tactic back—fired. many instead took to social media to praise her. molly ringwald tweeted, you‘re in the club. others asked for dancing lessons. russell crowe even tweeted his admiration.
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she is part of a new wave of faces in the most diverse congress in history. but the 29—year—old in particular has been the subject of intense scrutiny online, with critics calling her out or what she wears to trying discredit her financial struggles. what this highlights is just how divided the political landscape in america is. the congress woman responded to the controversy with another video. as congress enters a new era, this new law—maker isn‘t afraid for her critics to show she dances to a different tune. research by the telecoms regulator, ofcom, shows the amount of time people spend using a landline,
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has halved over the past five years. the use of mobile data has rocketed during the same period, to almost two gigabytes per person, per month. andrew fergusson is a consumer telecoms expert at the news website ‘think broadband‘. speaking a little earlier, he said he wasn‘t surprised by the figures. there has been a slow shift happening and it is very much a case of line rental is the thing that everyone hates to pay for, but we have to for the broadband. there has been a move already towards not actually talking about line rental and just the combined price of rental and broadband. so people are starting to forget it. it is changing, one of the problems is the costs of making a call if you make a call from a land line is increasing and that is something ofcom will have to watch for to make sure those who are reliant on their landlines don‘t get price—gouged. we are seeing that, people
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complaining about call connection charges. it is can 90 pence for a ten second call. so it has gone up but a lot already. the idea is it encourages you to take the call bundles and they have a guaranteed revenue stream. because they know how much you‘re going to pay each month. that was andrew ferguson. ajapanese restaurant owner has paid a record $3.1 million — for a single pacific blue fin tuna fish. the new record was set at the first tuna auction of 2019 — at tokyo‘s toyosu fish market. from tokyo, rupert wingfield hayes, reports. many traders were expecting a new record to be set at this year‘s opening tuna auction — and they were not disappointed. the price paid by kiyoshi kimura for his 278 kilo prize was far
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higher than his own previous record. he is known as japan‘s tuna king and the price he pays at the annual new year‘s auction bears only a vague relation to the actual price of tuna. on a normal day a similar sized fish would sell for around £45,000. today‘s record is in part about status and it creates a lot of publicity for mr kimura and his sushi empire — but it is also a reflection of the scarcity of large pacific bluefin tuna. they are officially listed as an endangered species. last year catches off the coast ofjapan were significantly down and since the middle of last year, prices in tokyo have climbed by more than 40%. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins.
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hello. the first weekend of 2019 is proving to be a rather grey affair. extensive cloud cover across much of the uk. but it is quiet. it is mainly dry. here and there — a few breaks in the cloud, particularly to the east of the pennines, the east of the cumbrian fells and more to the eastern side of scotland. we will keep some clearer skies here for a time. however to the north and the west — some changes afoot. here‘s our area of high pressure across much of the uk. this frontal system will introduce some outbreaks of rain, initially into northern ireland and the western isles of scotland through this evening. this will then slowly slide its way south and eastwards overnight, but as it runs into that area of high pressure, much of the rain will tend to peter out. a few clear spells behind it for the northwest of scotland, into the night. some breaks ahead of it as well across southern parts of england. if the cloud does break for any length of time then temperatures getting closer to freezing. where the cloud is stubborn to go holding up between 1—5dc. the cloud to be thick enough
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tomorrow morning to bring some drizzle across parts of northern england and north wales, the midlands. elsewhere a dry and mainly cloudy day. the best of any sunshine probably across north scotland through tomorrow afternoon. equally there will be a few holes in the cloud to allow a few bright or sunny spells, feeling a little bit milder tomorrow. temperatures up to nine or 10 celsius in some places. then to the northwest of the uk. this deepening area of low pressure as we go into monday, it is going to bring some operatively but notice a squeeze in the isobars. some very strong winds as well. particularly across scotland. here we will see some outbreaks of rain through monday morning, extending across into northern ireland. then moving into parts of northern england. maybe the far north of wales. ahead of it, mainly try, some bright or sunny spells but it is the strength of the wind at most concerned about on monday afternoon. this is an idea of gusts on monday. but for parts of northern scotland, we could well see their gusts touching 70 may be locally 80 miles an hourfora time. briefly it is a bit milder.
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ten or 11 celsius on monday afternoon but not for long, because as our bands of rain move their way southwards and tend to fizzle out behind it we‘ll see some cold air. that could bring a few wintry showers to the northern isles of scotland through tueday, slowly excellent start to lose some of their strength by wednesday. further south it is going to be in mainly dry. there will be some spells of sunshine on tuesday and wednesday but after that brief milder spell, things get much colder again midweek. that is all from me. bye— bye. hello this is bbc news. the headlines: the family of lee pomeroy, the 51—year—old man fatally stabbed on a train in surrey yesterday, say it was a "pointless attack". a man‘s been arrested in connection with the murder. an investigation has been started after a 31—year—old man was shot dead by police in coventry. officers had gone to an address near the city centre as part of a pre—planned operation. smokers and problem drinkers admitted to hospital in england will get help to quit or cut down, to try to reduce demands on the health service.
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amid the government shutdown, president trump threatens declaring a national emergency, in order to build a border wall without congressional approval. coming up from the bbc sport centre: this is a busy one, are you ready for it? it‘s one of the biggest days of the football calendar. on the footballing calendar, fa cup third round day, when the big boysjoin in and we‘ve had a couple of upsets. the biggest at priestfield, where, league one‘s gillingham have beaten premier league strugglers cardiff city, 45 places above them. 21—year—old elliot list with the only goal of the game in the 81st minute. cardiff had their chances but didn‘t take them. gillingham just a point above the relegation in the third tier and down in 18th place but they‘re now through to the fourth round of the fa cup for the first time in 15 years.
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no trouble for manchester united. they‘re safely through to the fourth round, a fifth win in a row for new caretaker manager ole gunnar solksjear as adam wild reports. in this famous old competition, these two sides of history. manchester united and reading first met in the fa cup more than a century ago. times may have changed, but this is the united side beginning to remind everyone of what they‘ve once had. they went ahead, thanks to a very modern twist. the ball went in, but a video replay here gave them a penalty instead. juan mata keeping his cards. despite their stuttering season in the championship, writing to create enough chances to keep this a contest. opportunities though they just could not take. united code. their lead was doubled before the break, lamur lukaku screaming in ——
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squeezing into second. winning one and the extent of five. not bad to the glory days quite yet at old trafford but i manchester united things continue to look brighter. we have got a great history and tradition in this cup and of course one of my best moments on the page have been walking out on an fa cup final. so that‘s one of the things we spoke about in the team so this isa we spoke about in the team so this is a trippy that means a lot to this clu b is a trippy that means a lot to this club and to the supporters so we will give it a go. and we liked this from the manchester united match. alexis sanchez is substituted, and sits in the boss‘ chair but he‘s quickly reminded that he‘s in the wrong seat. he doesn‘t seem to be too upset by that now. let‘s have a run around some of today‘s other results. and accrington stanley of league one beat championship side ipswich. it might look like a shock on paper, but accrington are doing ok in the league this season, whilst ipswich are having a rotton time of it at the bottom of the championship.
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billy kee with the only goal of the game. defending champions chelsea are safely through to round four. two goals from spain striker alvaro morata was enough to overcome championship promotion contenders nottingham forest. they were both second half finishes, and they both came from crosses into the box from young english winger callum hudson—odoi. he‘s the subject of interest from bayern munich this transfer window. but one player who looks like he will be leaving stamford bridge this month is cesc fabregas, at least if this reaction to being substituted is anything to go by. he was almost in tears and waving good bye to the home fans as he left the pitch. his chelsea contract is due to expire in the summer and he‘s been heavily linked with a move to monaco, who are managed by his old arsenal team—mate thierry henry. everton avoided an upset against lincoln city, the side who got all the way to the quarter finals two seasons ago. there was no such luck for the league two outfit this time though. ademola lookman headed everton in front before the brazilian
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international bernard made it 2—0 before half—time. lincoln did pull one back before the break but they couldn‘t break down the premier league side for an equaliser. it finished 2—1 to everton. burnley beat league one side barnsley1—0, but their passage to round four was overshadowed by more var controversy. just take a look at this... burnley striker matej vydra was brought down in the first half, but as the striker got up to take the penalty, the referee simon hooper stopped the spot kick being taken ruling there‘d been an offside in the build—up to that foul. in the end it didn‘t matter as burnley were awarded another penalty late on, there was nothing wrong with that ruling, and chris wood stepped up for the game‘s only goal. the premier league side coming through 1—0, and their manager says the problems with var will eventually be sorted out. i‘m a big fan of it. the concept of
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it, we all know, a lot of good example today. the thing i was surprised having seen it back in our system, we decided it was offside within five seconds or so i understand they want to be sure of course. i think from what i saw today if it‘s going to take nearly one and a half minutes i think that i think the referee shall call the ball, he should stand there. because we have got a penalty but the fact is we did not know what he was being given for. it might be possible eve ryo ne given for. it might be possible everyone calms down and it does not put any pressure on the penalty either. i‘m a big fan of him and i think it will be used wisely. west ham had a much easier passage to the 4th round, beating birmingham city 2—0 at the london stadium. marco arnautovic headed west ham in front in the first half, but he went—off shortly afterwards with a back problem. and it was another injury prone star who scored west ham‘s second. andy carroll coming—off the bench to head in his first goal since april last year. and his manager hopes it‘ll be
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the start of a resurgence for the former england striker. when he's playing something always happens around him. he's coming from a long injury i think you will contribute a lot to our team this season. here are the rest of today‘s results, from the early kick offs brighton beat bournmouth in an all premier league tie, and west brom beat wigan. whilst shrewsbury drew with stoke, as did sheffield wednesday and luton. in the 3 o‘clock kick offs there were wins for bolton, brentford, middlesborough and swansea. all the scores, highlight and analysis on the bbc sport website. arsenal take on blackpool in the highlight of the day‘s late kick offs but they aren‘t expecting many home fans in at bloomfield road. many blackpool supporters have chosen to stay away, saying they don‘t want to line the pockets of the oyston family who own the club.
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about 3,000 blackpool fans are expected, with arsenal reported to have sold more than 5,000 tickets. arsenal were delayed arriving at bloomfield road for the tie because a blackpool fan staged a protest on top of the team bus. it looks like arsenal may have just been given a penalty, we will have an update for you. to rugby‘s premiership, and leicester tigers have continued their good recent run as they try to turn their season around. they beat gloucester by 34 points to 16 at welford road, george ford on the scoresheet for the home side, as wasjonny may who ran in a couple of tries, including this one, against his old side. elsewhere leaders exeter beat bristol and harlequins beat bottom side newcastle. in the pro 14, ospreys beat cardiff 20—11, this pinpoint accurate cross field kick from sam davies helped george north to one of two ospreys tries. elsewhere, benetton inlficted a third straight defeat for glasgow. it looks like that arsenal have
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scored at blackpool. i don‘t think the penalty went straight i think it went in on the rebound but it was a free kick, i do have apologies for you, coming up against blackpool in the third round of the fa cup. you, coming up against blackpool in the third round of the fa cup. it‘s the first day of the new netball super league season and it‘s a big year for the sport, as it tries to build on the profile provided by england‘s historic gold medal at the commonwealth games. all of the first round matches are being played on the same day, in the same place, the birmingham arena. and emily croydon is there for us. yes, i really huge yearfor yes, i really huge year for netball and this country which will culminate with the world cup in liverpool in july and it started here in front of a packed arena with all ten franchises in action. at the start of the day, all eyes were on the second match. a rerun of last yea rs the second match. a rerun of last years grand final. back injuly, they will want that final by four,
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it was the same result but the winning margin this time was a massive 30 goals. 72—42. the final score in wasps favour. a bit of a surprise that one because everybody will be expected it to be added to be elizabeth moore type in that, although they have lost three really key players during the off—season. the wasps still look like —— and the tea m the wasps still look like —— and the team to beat in the super league as they go for a third successive title and that approach off for england international certainly plenty of work to do although she‘s not using those three players as an excuse. the focus is always been looking forward and we have a good squad and we have a well—balanced squad so it‘s just about making sure everyone is on the same page and we all know oui’ is on the same page and we all know ourjobs is on the same page and we all know our jobs because today is on the same page and we all know ourjobs because today i think some people were doing the job, some people were doing the job, some people want and itjust can‘t turn into a bit of a mess in the second—half. into a bit of a mess in the second-half. what have you said to the girls after the game? we will
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not say anything yet, we will go into changing women have a bit of a talk amongst ourselves. we will see what they think and what they feel and if they feel they did not have enough coaches and we will address that and likewise i don‘t feel we got enough from our prayers today and we will have an honest discussion about that. england fans had a chance to see serena guthrie backin had a chance to see serena guthrie back in action and is a pretty today, she really showed flashes of her supreme talent as rtm co mforta bly her supreme talent as rtm comfortably beat celtic dragons in the first match. and the real dramatic moments came in much during the new franchise london scored twice in the last minute to beat seven stars 51—49. plenty of action still to come, the last match of the day is manchester thunder against the newly named mavericks, they announced this week a partnership with the rugby club. another exciting development for this board. that one really should be a cracker.
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now the tennis. roger federer helped switzerland to win tennis‘ hopman cup. alonside partner belinda bencic, they beat germany‘s angelique kerber and alex zverev 2—1 to retain the title they won in perth last year. it‘s the third time that federer has won the hopman cup, and by beat zverev, he got a bit of revenge for defeat in the atp world tour finals in november. angie and sasha, i love playing against both of them so i told them at the next, hold on a second, what happened in london and what happened in other places? i remember those losses. in the end, thank you brett and western australia, thank you fans, you guys have been terrific again. it‘s always packed, it‘s a lwa ys again. it‘s always packed, it‘s always a good atmosphere. yeah, we love australia, all of us. so do i, thank you very much everybody, see you soon, take care everybody. i hope i see you next year, thank you!
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cheering. we have got some goals for you. rory mcilroy‘s tied for second at the sentry tournament of champions in hawaii. this is the first time that mcilroy‘s playing in the event, with a field made up exclusively of players who‘ve won on the pga tour. mcilroy‘s three shots of leader gary woodland, the third round takes place today. let‘s check some of today‘s other sports stories. india haven‘t won a test series on australian soil since they started touring back in 1947, but they‘re on the verge of breaking that hoodoo. the hosts struggled on the third day of the final test in sydney. this remarkable catch from ajinkya rahane showing why india have a 2—1 lead in the series. bad light ended play with australia on 236—6, trailing by 386 runs. england captainjoe root made 26 for sydney thunder in australia‘s big bash league. he wasn‘t able to stop them from falling to an eight—wicket defeat at the hands of melbourne stars though. they go second in the table,
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thunder are fifth. in horse racing, houblon des obeaux won the valuable unibet veterans‘ handicap chase final at sandown for trainer venetia williams. the 12—year—old strolled to victory to claim the £100,000 prize money under charlie deutch. winning again, not long after, turning into a good new yearfor him. and in darts, it‘s the first day of the bdo world championships at lakeside. last season‘s beaten finalist, mark mcgeeney, is safely through to the next round after breezing past the netherlands‘ derk telnekes. that‘s all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that‘s bbc.co.uk/sport. arsenal are still leading 1—0 against blackpool,. now it‘s time for the weather, with alina jenkins. hello. the first weekend of 2019 is proving
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to be a rather grey affair. extensive cloud cover across much of the uk. but it is quiet. it is mainly dry. here and there — a few breaks in the cloud, particularly to the east of the pennines, the east of the cumbrian fells and more to the eastern side of scotland. we will keep some clearer skies here for a time. however to the north and the west — some changes afoot. here‘s our area of high pressure across much of the uk. this frontal system will introduce some outbreaks of rain, initially into northern ireland and the western isles of scotland through this evening. this will then slowly slide its way south and eastwards overnight, but as it runs into that area of high pressure, much of the rain will tend to peter out. a few clear spells behind it for the northwest of scotland, into the night. some breaks ahead of it as well across southern parts of england. if the cloud does break for any length of time then temperatures getting closer to freezing. where the cloud is stubborn to go holding up between 1—5dc. the cloud to be thick enough tomorrow morning to bring some drizzle across parts of northern england and north wales, the midlands. elsewhere a dry and mainly cloudy day.
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the best of any sunshine probably across north scotland through tomorrow afternoon. equally there will be a few holes in the cloud to allow a few bright or sunny spells, feeling a little bit milder tomorrow. temperatures up to nine or 10 celsius in some places. then to the northwest of the uk. this deepening area of low pressure as we go into monday, it is going to bring some operatively but notice a squeeze in the isobars. some very strong winds as well. particularly across scotland. here we will see some outbreaks of rain through monday morning, extending across into northern ireland. then moving into parts of northern england. maybe the far north of wales. ahead of it, mainly try, some bright or sunny spells but it is the strength of the wind we are most concerned about on monday afternoon. this is an idea of gusts on monday. but for parts of northern scotland, we could well see their gusts touching 70 may be locally 80 miles an hourfora time. briefly it is a bit milder. ten or 11 celsius on monday afternoon but not for long, because as our bands of rain move their way southwards and tend to fizzle out behind it we‘ll see some colder air. that could bring a few wintry showers to the northern isles
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of scotland through tueday, slowly excellent start to lose some of their strength by wednesday. further south it is going to be in mainly dry. there will be some spells of sunshine on tuesday and wednesday but after that brief milder spell, things get much colder again midweek. that is all from me. bye— bye. good evening. the family of a man who was yesterday fatally stabbed on a train, say he was honourable, and would always help others in trouble. lee pomeroy, who was 51, was attacked in front of his teenage son, just after they boarded a train in guildford in surrey. a man is being questioned following his arrest this morning on suspicion of murder and a woman detained at the same time, is being held on suspicion of assisting an offender. our correspondent chi chi izundu has the details. today should have been lee pomeroy‘s 52nd birthday, but instead his family are mourning his sudden death — witnessed by his 14—year—old son. in a statement, they said:
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this morning, in a dawn raid at this property in farnham, police arrested a man on suspicion of murder and a woman on suspicion of assisting an offender. officers are still looking for the murder weapon. i heard the police shouting the usual stuff, you know, "put your hands up, turn around," all that sort of thing. then it went quiet and they led her out first. put her in a police wagon over there. and a few minutes later they brought him out, handcuffed, put him in a police wagon here and, as i say, there was armed police everywhere, lots more police turned up and that was it. police stress that a violent incident like this is rare, but none themselves have increased their presence at horsley station to reassure commuters. it was yesterday at around 1 o‘clock in the afternoon that lee and his son got on the the train at the london road station in guilford towards waterloo. today, police described the confrontation with a 35—year—old man. both menjoined the train at guilford. more or less straightaway there has been some conversation between the two men.
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they have continued that conversation for about three to four minutes. first one in carriage and then have moved through to a second carriage. at some stage then violence has ensued, resulting in this tragic death of the man yesterday afternoon. specialist officers are supporting lee‘s 14—year—old son, but add those who witnessed what police described as an incredibly frightening incident may also need help. well, police and forensic teams have beenin well, police and forensic teams have been in and out of flats behind me, paying particular attention to the onejust behind that paying particular attention to the one just behind that police van. in the last hour they removed a blue vauxhall corsa from the property and confirmed the age of man arrested as 35. police say their investigation has got to this point so quickly thanks to cctv and eyewitness statements. but they‘re urging anyone that was on that train
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yesterday afternoon to come forward to them, even if they didn‘t actually see the incident. thank you. an independent investigation has begun into the fatal shooting of a 31—year—old man by police, during a raid on a house in coventry. sean fitzgerald died at the scene on burnaby road last night and two other men are being questioned on suspicion of being involved in the production of cannabis. the independent office for police conduct is leading the inquiry. russia‘s deputy foreign minister, says moscow won‘t consider a prisoner swap for a former us marine with british nationality, who‘s been arrested on suspicion of spying. paul whelan, who also has canadian and irish nationality, was detained by the fsb security agency last month. his family say he‘s innocent and was in russia for a friend‘s wedding. donald trump says he‘s willing to declare a ‘national emergency,‘ to get the funding he wants for a border wall with mexico.
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it follows the refusal of the us congress to put forward a new federal budget, with provision for the 5 billion dollars the president is asking for. the dispute has led to parts of the us government being shut down for almost two weeks, but republican and democrat leaders are holding meetings today to end the crisis.our corespondent david willis is in washington. david, any movement in these talks? well clive they have been meeting in the building behind me to try to find a way of end ing this partial government shut down. at the heart of the dispute of course that wall that you mention aid long the border with mexico. president trump made theissue with mexico. president trump made the issue a signature campaign issue for him and he says it is vital in the interests of national security. indeed he tweeted today saying that the only people who didn‘t want to see a wall were criminals, drug dealers and human traffickers. what
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he failed to mention of course is that democrats don‘t want to see the wall and they believe the wall would be ineffective and now they have the majority in the house of representatives. president trump is refusing to sign any legislation that would end the current government shut down, which doesn‘t include billions of dollars of funding for the wall, so we have a stand off. 800,000 government workers not being paid, museums and other government buildings closed and rubbish piling up at public buildings. so it is a sign of how farapart buildings. so it is a sign of how far apart these two sides are at the moment that the president is also saying he is willing to see the government shut down go on for months if not years if that is what it takes for him to get his way. thank you. three men have been killed and four others wounded, in a shooting at a bowling alley in southern california.
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witnesses say shots were fired after a fight broke out at the gable house bowl complex, in the coastal city of torrance on friday night. police say no suspects have yet been identified. a chief executive of the firm awarded a controversial government contract to operate cross—channel freight ferries after brexit insists the company will provide a good service, despite never operating ferries before. seabourne freight, which has no trading history, told a french website it would be ready to make four round trips daily between ramsgate and ostend, in time for britain leaving the eu, at the end of march. ajapanese restaurant owner has paid a record £2.5 million for a single pacific blue fin tuna fish. the auction took place at tokyo‘s tsukiji fish market. rupert wingfield hayes has more. many traders were expecting a new record to be set at this year‘s opening tuna auction — and they were not disappointed. the price paid by kiyoshi kimura
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for his 278 kilo prize was far higher than his own previous record. he is known as japan‘s tuna king and the price he pays at the annual new year‘s auction bears only a vague relation to the actual price of tuna. on a normal day a similar sized fish would sell for around £45,000. today‘s record is in part about status and it creates a lot of publicity for mr kimura and his sushi empire — but it is also a reflection of the scarcity of large pacific bluefin tuna. they are officially listed as an endangered species. last year catches off the coast ofjapan were significantly down and since the middle of last year, prices in tokyo have climbed by more than 40%.
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football and it‘s fa cup third round day — with the major shock of the afternoon coming from league one gillingham, who beat premier league cardiff city 1—0. and manchester united won their fifth straight game under caretaker manager ole gunnar solskjaer with a 2—0 win over reading. adam wild watched the action. in this famous old competition, these two sides have history. manchester united and reading first met in the fa cup more than a century ago.
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