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BBC News
Dec 30, 2016 5:00pm GMT
mutually beneficial. a post—mortem examination into the cause of george michael's death has proved "inconclusive" — further tests will now be carried out. drivers are told to take care in fog and freezing conditions, as a coach overturns on the mao in oxfordshire injuring 17 people. also in the next hour: the ceasefire in syria appears to be largely holding. there's been calm on the front lines, but there are reports of sporadic clashes and some air raids. ft-se 100 ft—se 100 closes on a record high boosted good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. by the vote to leave the eu. the russian president, vladimir putin, has said that he won't expel any us diplomats from the country, in a surprise response to president obama's decision to order russian diplomats out of the us. mr obama, who's also imposing sanctions, had accused russia of interfering in the us presidential election. despite advice from his foreign minister, mr putin has decided not to retaliate — for now. mr putin also said that positive developments in relations between russia and the uk would be mutually beneficial
BBC News
Aug 16, 2017 5:00pm BST
protestors were also to blame. that led to george bush senior and george w bush to release a statement saying, america must always reject racial bigotry, anti—semitism, and hatred in all forms. as we pray for cha rlottesville hatred in all forms. as we pray for charlottesville we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by the fundamental truths recorded by the city ‘s most prominent citizen in the declaration of independence. we are all created equal and endowed by our creator with unalienable rights. the statement goes on to say, we know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency and greatness of our country. that statement follows comments made earlier today from our prime minister theresa may. she was unusually critical of the comments made by donald trump. as i made clear at the weekend following the horrendous scenes in charlottesville, horrendous scenes in cha rlottesville, i horrendous scenes in charlottesville, i applaud the racism, hatred and violence that we have seen portrayed by these groups. united kingdom has taken action to banfar right u
BBC News
Feb 1, 2017 5:00pm GMT
should begin the formal process of taking britain out of the eu. the former chancellor george osborne, says the debate has become too focused on immigration, at the expense of other vital issues. the government has chosen and i respect this decision, not to make the economy the priority in this negotiation. i'm ben brown at westminster, where we'll bring you the latest developments. also in the next hour, there's been more harrowing testimony, at the inquests into the deaths of 30 britons killed in the tunisia terror attack. one teenager described the scene, as his brother, uncle and grandfather were shot dead. a gang has been spared jail, after the fraudulent sale of puppies bred in appalling conditions, at a traveller's site in essex. and the footballing world says farewell to the former england, watford and aston villa manager, graham taylor. our top story at 5pm. mps are debating whether or not to grant the prime minister the power to trigger article 50, the clause which will begin the process of pulling the uk out of the european union. theresa may wants to give formal notificati
BBC News
Jan 30, 2017 5:00pm GMT
state visits, reagan, clinton, george w bush and obama. reagan was 17 months into his presidency. clinton and george w bush were both nearly three years into their terms as us president before they came. obama was two and a half years. so, to receive an invitation so early in the presidency is unprecedented. however, most unusually buckingham palace did not disclose in advance who the state visitors this year would be. normally, they are flanked up would be. normally, they are flanked up in advance. my guess is they were keeping a slot for a us president, whoever that might have been, to come this year. the british government i think would be keen to have a state visit, the ultimate form of state hospitality. downing street indicated last november that they were considering a state visit. by they were considering a state visit. by then donald trump had been elected as us president. let's talk about where the decision is made, the triangle of buckingham palace, downing street and the foreign office. who has the biggest say? the government and the foreign office. there is a committ
BBC News
Mar 7, 2017 5:00pm GMT
singer george michael died of natural causes, including heart and liver disease. it's 5.00pm. a very good afternoon to you. our top story is that the government is facing another defeat in the house of lords over its plans for britain to leave the european union. peers are due to vote this evening on an amendment to the brexit bill, calling for parliament to be given a meaningful vote on any final deal. our chief political correspondent vicki young is at westminster. the lords and ladies have been debating this throughout the day. how was it looking as far as they are concerned and the government is concerned? remember that have already inflicted a defeat on the government over the rights of the eu citizens and this has been debated already house of commons and their was heated debate but there was no damage, no defeat inflicted on the government. that is not the case in the house of lords and it looks again this evening as if they could be another defeat for the government. this time on the idea of parliament having a meaningful vote at the end of the process. once theresa may
BBC News
Jul 17, 2017 5:00pm BST
still being pursued. hopefully they will make the arrests. prince george and princess charlotte have arrived in poland with their parents, at the start of a four day tour of eastern europe. the duke and duchess of cambridge are beginning their trip in warsaw, before moving on to berlin later this week. princess charlotte carried by his mother. prince george, going to school in september. the last family can do this kind of thing. he was holding his father‘s hand. they met dignitaries. george did not seem overly keen on doing that. then they disappeared, to spend their time, first imposed in, then in germany. this trip, a lot of focus on whether this is brexit related. won‘t go into the nitty—gritty of the negotiations. what the british government hopes that during this tiny air, in poland and germany, what william and kate will be, what they will deliver is a focus on the past that poland and germany share with the uk. the potentialfor future relations between germany, poland and the uk after we leave the eu. let‘s bring you pictures of the visit. this was the scene a little
BBC News
Dec 25, 2016 5:00pm GMT
of cambridge or george or charlotte, who coincidentally, this year, are spending christmas day with the middleton family in berkshire. nicholas witchell and you can see the queen's christmas message in full on bbc newsjust the queen's christmas message in full on bbc news just after 5:15pm. the aircraft crashed into the black sea, the search became a recovery operation. there were no survivors. the plane had taken from a military airfield near moscow. it flew south, stopping in sochi to refuel. the final destination was syria, russia's airbase near :latakia but minutes after leaving sochi, it crashed. president putin offered his condolences to the families of the victims will stop they promised —— he promised his full support. on board were more than 60 members of the russian army's famous song and dance ensemble, once known as the red army choir. they had been due to give a concert at the russian airbase in syria. most civilian airlines have stopped using the tupolev 15a, once the workhorse of the russian aviation industry. in 2010, it tupolev 15a carrying a polish president cr
BBC News
Jul 19, 2017 5:00pm BST
berlin, along with their children prince george and princess charlotte. it marks the start of the second leg of their trip to europe. as part of the visit, they visited brandenberg gate and the holocaust memorial. they've also met the german chancellor, angela merkel. 0ur royal correspondent, peter hunt, reports. royal protocol doesn't register when you are george, aged three and keen to get out of warsaw. but few children are princes and the focus ofa children are princes and the focus of a global interest. this also extends to charlotte, princess arriving in berlin. 0nly extends to charlotte, princess arriving in berlin. only two, she's navigating many firsts including red carpets and flowers. this will become routine one day. george, on the other hand, appeared more than ready to disappear from public view. without the children, william and kate went on to meet angela merkel, the german chancellor, to extend the uk government's hand of friendship at the time of the potentially, msc brexit divorce. the royals, as tourists visited berlin's symbol of unity, the brandenburg gate. h
BBC News
Feb 22, 2017 5:00pm GMT
the premier league. and george north will start for wales in their six nations match against scotland on saturday after recovering from injury. more on those stories in the news later. a convicted murderer is on the run, after armed men helped him escape during a hospital visit. shaun walmsley is one of four men serving a life sentence for a fatal stabbing in liverpool in 2014. walmsley fled as he was getting into a car with prison officers outside aintree university hospital. fiona trott is therefore as now. 0ver fiona trott is therefore as now. over to you. two questions have been raised today, firstly was there enough security for this planned hospital visit because we understand the convicted killer was taken here by taxi yesterday afternoon. that is not unusual, he is a category d prisoner now but he and the prison officers he was with were vulnerable and we know the officers were threatened with a gun and knife. secondly how did people on the outside know exactly where he was so they could plan this armed ambush. wanted by police, shaun walmsley is described as highly d
BBC News
Feb 9, 2017 5:00pm GMT
rate, but not what wanted. george north has been named in the wales tea m george north has been named in the wales team for that match in cardiff. the side are hoping, that both he and fly half dan biggar, will be fully fit. north, picked up a leg injury in wales' win over italy. although he did carry on playing, while biggar couldn't complete the game, due to a rib problem. coach rob howley has made two changes. prop rob evans, and tomas francis, take over from nicky smith and samson lee. but he'll have to wait and see if both north and biggar will be ready in time. we have tried to prepare as best as we can. those two players will be given every opportunity to be fit. they are too experienced players, they are imported players for us. george in the wide channels and down, for his experience and leadership. we will give them every opportunity to be fit. great britain, have beaten latvia, to make it two wins out of two, in their fed cup, round robin group. both heather watson and johanna konta, won their singles matches in straight sets. so britain had an unbeatable, 2— 0 lead, head
BBC News
Jan 10, 2017 5:00pm GMT
homes. should the proposal go ahead, in 2021 at the earliest, kempton's famous king george vi chase would move to sandown, located six miles away. and newmarket would benefit from a new all—weather track. the course's owner thejockey club says the proposal is "for the long—term good of british racing" and is part of plans to raise £500m to invest in the sport. that's all sport for now. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website and i'll have more in sportsday at half past six. more on that expanded world cup. let's go more now on the message from jeremy corbyn, that labour does accept that voters have concerns about immigration. he said labour supported the " reasonable management" of migration — as part of leaving the eu — and would not offer unrealistic targets for reducing migration. we'rejoined by the labour mp stephen kinnock. thank you for coming in. the whole principle of freedom of movement and where the labour party stands, what would you say to that question mark over the weekend reynolds and i put forward a proposal and we are saying
BBC News
Mar 28, 2017 5:00pm BST
chancellor george osborne, his austerity policies were put one side. the economy is flexible, it responded to that. it increased consumption and some increased private debt levels. as you say. then ironically, despite the certainty of donald —— uncertainty of donald trump getting elected, he said he would follow a more expansionist policy, does it help the market? because they are connected. the stock markets. that might explain partly the fact that the stock market is staying up there. it went down then it recovered. the pound and appreciated, of course. it's still below by something like ten to 15% depending on the other currency. therefore exporters are doing better than we expected. that is showing in the stock market appreciation which is bigger in the case of large exporting firms than smaller firms. supplying the domestic economy. it's all pointing to a situation where something is changed after the referendum, the pound, the united states moving to the right, those have helped. once we start the negotiations with the europeans, approving a hard nut to crack —— pro
BBC News
Jan 3, 2017 5:00pm GMT
the treasury under george osborne, alistair darling and gordon brown for a tiernls as well. he suggests there is now a willful destruction of the eu expertise going on in downing street and talked about amateurism in the process. not what downing street will want want to hear as they are telling us they want to get the best detailfor britain as telling us they want to get the best detail for britain as they are triggering ar 50 in a few months‘ time. well, damian in brussels a shock for number ten, how much of a shock for number ten, how much of a shockis shock for number ten, how much of a shock is this for mr rodgers‘ ambassadorial colleagues in brussels? well, i think it is a little bit of a shock but i think there is an understanding here about there is an understanding here about the intense pressures around brexit. now there is a few things to say here — i mean here the view amongst some of those who knew sir ivan and dealt with him was that he was not, his background was not particularly, asa his background was not particularly, as a pro european. he came from his
BBC News
Aug 21, 2017 5:00pm BST
wilcox, a native front to boy—macro and george pressed bill who travelled from england. doug, give us a sense of how big a deal this is? this is a really big deal. we are having a blast. how excited are you? it is incredible. i have lived here my entire life and i have never seen anything like this. and what about eve ryo ne anything like this. and what about everyone coming to hopkinsville? we're glad to have this experience and that this has gone off so well. it has been very organised and it is a great event. officials said the only thing they could not control was the weather but it seems like it is holding up. george, you said you've planned this from six years ago? i was at my first-ever astronomy classes six years ago. we had a display about solar eclipses. i noticed it was a novel america and i thought that would be an opportunity i could go out and see. and now we are in north america. we have made it out here and i will hopefully see my first solar eclipse as long as the clouds stay away which is looking good. and you are here with your entire family? what are you expecting
BBC News
Jun 22, 2017 5:00pm BST
, with big orange winning the gold cup. order of st george, who won last year's race, couldn't repeat the feat. big orange took the lead, with a mile and a half to go. with less than a furlong to the finish the favourite 0rder of st george, made a move, but james doyle guided the 5—1 shot to victory by a nose. crystal palace are close to appointing frank de boer as their new manager the former netherlands player has been offered the job and negotiations are at an advanced stage. it is understood de boer has said palace are his preferred club. he's set to succeed sam allardyce, who left after helping palace avoid relegation from the premier league last season. de boer has been out of work since he was sacked by inter milan in november 2016 after only 85 days in charge. the top seed, left at the aegon championships, marin cilic, is safely through to the next round after a straight sets win. he took the first set, against stefan kozlov, 6—0, before taking the decisive second set, 6—4, to book his place in the quarterfinals. the american sam querrey is also through to the last eight
BBC News
Mar 8, 2017 5:00pm GMT
to £2,000 from april next year — a measure which appears to undo a pledge made by george osborne in his budgetjust a year ago. mr hammond also pledged £100 million to place more gps in accident and emergency departments in england for next winter. there was also a key change in technical education with the introduction of a new t—level qualification — which will replace 13,000 qualifications with just 15. and there'll be an extra £216 million in funding for schools. in terms of the consumer impact — there were no major new announcements — which means previous announcements will remain in place — so a packet of 20 cigarettes will cost you 35 pence more from six o'clock tonight as a result of excise duty changes in the budget. a pint of beer will cost 2p more from monday. there was no change in fuel duty — meaning it will stay as it is for the 2017—18 tax year. in terms of the bigger economic picture the chancellor outlined the office for budget responsibility‘s economic forecasts — which showed that they now expected gdp growth to be at 2% this year that was up on
BBC News
Dec 28, 2016 5:00pm GMT
was that george lucas, who wrote it and directed it, didn't want a damsel in distress, didn't want your stereotypical princess, you know. the galactic princess grew up hollywood royalty, the daughter of ‘50s movie legend debbie reynolds. throughout her acting career she battled drug addiction and mental illness. writing about it was a form of therapy for her. people used to ask me, you know, right after i got sober, initially they'd say, so, are you happy now? i would say, among other things, happy is one of the many things, the many emotions i will go through in a day. i love you. an instantly recognisable face after star wars, from time to time there were appearances in other films, like when harry met sally. her mother has led tributes, saying... per star wars co—star mark hamill tweeted. .. harrison ford said in a statement... on initially meeting carrie, i didn't see carrie fisher the actress, i saw princess leia before me. that was initially how i met her but i got to know what a kind and fun person she was to be around. in 2015 she reprised to her role as princess leia i
BBC News
May 19, 2017 5:00pm BST
sexual offences alleged to have been committed between 1973 and 1998. george 0rmond, who's 61, will appear before magistrates in newcastle next month. a man has been charged with six counts of raping a child under the age of 13, following an investigation into child sexual exploitation by greater manchester police. osman ali, is due to appear before magistrates. last november, stephen port was handed a whole life term in prison for murdering four men with lethal doses of a date rape drug. the former chef lured his victims to his east london flat before plying them with ghb. police admitted there were "missed opportunities" to catch the killer sooner. yet six months on, the independent police complaints commission has yet to interview any of more than a dozen officers involved, expressing frustration at the situation — frustration and anger which is shared by the victims‘ families, as daniel sandford reports. the graveyard in barking that was stephen port‘s dumping ground for three of the bodies of the four men he killed. his first victim was a 23—year—old, and the last 25
BBC News
Jun 29, 2017 5:00pm BST
in northern ireland. australian police charge cardinal george pell
BBC News
Jun 27, 2017 5:00pm BST
. hurricanes responded through callum gibbins but george north made sure the lions ended the first half with a 23—7 lead. but the hurricanes scored three second half tries, vaea fifita's converted try made it 31 all with 10 minutes left and despite a dan biggar drop goal attempt to win at the end, that's how the scores remained. and if that european under 21 game england have just gone one goal down to germany. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in sportsday at half past six. a sikh couple say they were told they couldn't adopt a white child, because of their cultural heritage. sandeep and reena mander were both born in britain, and told an adoption agency they were happy to take a child from any ethnic background, but say they were advised instead to adopt a child from india. it's legal for adoption agencies to give preference to parents from the same ethnic group, but government guidelines say different racial backgrounds shouldn't be a barrier. 0ur correspondent sara smith has been to meet the couple. after seven years of trying and 16 failed ivf attempts sandeep and ree
BBC News
Jul 12, 2017 5:00pm BST
of all i think it caught off—guard. the headline for example, citing treason, is absurd. george washington, his scholarjonathan tu rley said recently washington, his scholarjonathan turley said recently he is a constitutional scholar, and he said there was no violation of treason and no violation of federal election laws and that he did not, donald trump did not receive any value or information in this 20 minute meeting which was one of countless meetings during the heat of the campaign. didi meetings during the heat of the campaign. did i think as, i've had five campaigned on my belt, would i have advised him to go into the meeting, i would've said when in doubt do not tea wedding because he was curious. let's face it, it is a nasty business, campaigning, and oppositional research is business as usual. he went in looking for information and received none. he left the meeting, he did not tell as father because nothing significant happened. the handling of the whole russian collusion question, at the very beginning donald trump and his tea m very beginning donald trump and his te
BBC News
Sep 4, 2017 5:00pm BST
now since the birth of prince george injuly 2013. this is an important week for him, he is due to start at his new school in london, something his mother certainly will not want to miss. their second child, princess charlotte, was born in may 2015. she is fourth in the line of succession and she will retain that position even if the new baby is a boy. on a visit to poland a few weeks ago, she joked about having another baby which was presented with a gift intended for a baby. it did not seem significant at the time. today, the first response from within the royal family to the news she is expecting another child has come from prince harry, who is visiting manchester. fantastic, great, very happy for them. and how is your sister in law doing? i have not seen her in a while but i think she‘s 0k. the news of a third child comesjust as william is beginning full—time royal duties. soon the team of four will become five. kensington palace has not said when the new baby is due, but it must be assumed it will be in february or march of next year. nicholas witchell, bbc news. time for
BBC News
Feb 27, 2017 5:00pm GMT
it's a very delicate and highly sensitive issue. last year the then chancellor george osborne tried to cut the payments that were going to disabled people. he faced a massive rebellion and had to completely climb down because of it. this time around, labour say it is the same thing all over again. they say this is a sign that the conservative government is attacking the most vulnerable. they say it is hypocrisy for ministers. they say ministers, the government have talked about mental health issues, about parity between people with physical health problems and mental health problems. but labour say their actions don't reflect the concern. it is contradicting the government's past position in a tribunal in 2015. they are actually did the people with psychological distress should have the same consideration in the assessment. the fa ct consideration in the assessment. the fact that this was introduced on the same day as the by—election without any consultation of the government's own social security advisory committee, it's going to be enacted in three weeks' time, is an absolute di
BBC News
Mar 27, 2017 5:00pm BST
george is here with the bbc i am back at ten. and we have the latest weather. the latest is that we have all this son and all this cloud has knocked temperatures on the head with just 7 degrees, shivering across parts of the east midlands. in contrast though, across the moor north—western parts of the uk it has been another dazzling day and yet again, we have seen all the way through the weekend the highest temperatures, 19 degrees. and this was the view westwards, on this afternoon, the final evening, dry nightjust afternoon, the final evening, dry night just about everywhere. afternoon, the final evening, dry nightjust about everywhere. the low cloud will spread out widely, it will turn murky, but where the skies remain clearfor any will turn murky, but where the skies remain clear for any length of time, a cold one, temperatures falling away, and a touch of frost. where the temperatures have been highest. chile stars come or cloud in the sky. you will notice that some places will have more sunshine. but generally more cloud, showers across wales, eventually writhing ahead of th
BBC News
May 15, 2017 5:00pm BST
. stand—by for the news at six george. in the meantime, the latest on the weather with nick. there have been some heavy bursts of rain around, initially for northern ireland and into southern scotland and north west england. it has been a soggy scene in the lake district. all very different from the whether we had seen for several weeks. in some places an inch of rain. not so much in the london area this week but it will change by wednesday. low pressure is in control so more rain to come from that. still some heavy bursts around for a time. coming back into north—west england and wales. a pretty wet night for some of us. 20 of cloud. southern and western areas will see low cloud and fog on hills. it's a mild and muddy evening, temperatures not going down too far. a dry start for scotland and northern ireland but this rain coming through from west to east before the sunshine comes out at the end of the day. some outbreaks of rain in wales. that might mean standing water and difficult travelling conditions for some of ours. into the midlands, some showers around but for eastern england
BBC News
Dec 27, 2016 5:00pm GMT
after native river won the welsh grand national. after thistlecrack claimed the king george yesterday, native river was favourite for the welsh national and hit the front with 13 left to jump. he held off a late charge from raz de maree to win at chepstow. bbc radio 5 live'sjon hunt describes the closing stages. richard johnson in the saddle. what a performance. native river has won the welsh grand national from raz de maree. in fifth place, katie walsh. it is still goalless at anfield between liverpool and stoke. five minutes played. you can keep up—to—date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. we will be here with sports day at 6:30pm. a senior police officer has defended the government's anti—extremism programme, known as prevent, saying some criticism of the initiative has been hysterical. simon cole, who is responsible for implementing the strategy, said prevent is absolutely fundamental in helping tackle terrorism. the national union of teachers called for it to be scrapped. but mr cole says prevent is succeeding with vulnerable people: what it's about
BBC News
Apr 19, 2017 5:00pm BST
chancellor george osborne will quit as an mp to concentrate on his newjob as a newspaper editor. i'm clive myrie, also in the next hour — prince william speaks out about his mother's death. prince william says the shock of losing her is still with him 20 years on. you never get over it, it's such an unbelievably big moment in your life, that it never leaves you. police want to question the boyfriend of a reality tv star — arthur collins — about an acid attack at a london nightclub. sam warburton of wales is named as captain of the british and irish lions for their tour of new zealand this summer. our main story at five. mps have voted overwhelmingly to back the prime minister's call for a general election on june the eighth. they backed the motion by 522 votes to 13 — easily surpassing the two thirds majority of all mps needed to trigger the poll. theresa may says a conservative victory would give britain stability during and after brexit. but the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, told the commons voters would have their chance to pass judgement on the conservatives‘ record on
BBC News
Sep 7, 2017 5:00pm BST
summer transfer window before the start of next yea r‘s football season. and prince george starts his first day at school, with a little encouragement from his father... it's five o'clock. our main story is that hurricane irma has caused widespread chaos across the caribbean, destroying buildings and leaving at least 9 people dead. the small island of barbuda is said to be ‘barely habitable‘, and the number of fatalities is likely to rise. irma is a category five hurricane, the highest grading, and its feared that much more damage will be caused in the coming days. the storm has now moved past puerto rico, where it affected power supplies for more than a million people. it is currently north of the dominican republic, heading towards the turks and caicos islands, and is due to reach cuba tomorrow, and florida in the south—eastern united states at the weekend. the head of the us emergency agency has said that irma will have a ‘truly devastating‘ impact if it hits southern coastal areas of the usa. here in the uk there are fears for a number of britons in the region. two b
BBC News
Feb 21, 2017 5:00pm GMT
managerial career. manchester city face monaco tonight. the king george winner thistle crack will not be in next month's cheltenham festival. more on all the stories around half—past. police have begun excavation work at two properties in swindon in wiltshire, one of which is the former home of christopher halliwell, who's serving a life sentence for the murder of two young women. halliwell, who's 53, murdered becky godden in 2003 and sian o'callaghan in 2011. our correspondent duncan kennedy is in swindon. the police have covered the two back gardens with tents and tarpaulins. at times you can hear them drilling into concrete. halliwell lived here between 90 and 2000. police removed wheelie bins from the properties. it was not clear what was in them. several plastic bags were taken away as well. christopher halliwell is a convicted double murderer. he killed sian o'callaghan in 2011 and becky godden in 2003. eight years between them, when he could have had more victims. that is why some neighbours are concerned. when i heard last night something is going on, it was shocking. a
BBC News
Dec 21, 2016 5:00pm GMT
saints will not face any sanctions despite being told that their player george north should never have been allowed to carry on playing in the match earlier this month. the welsh winger landed on his head and was briefly knocked out. a double wimbledon champion ashoka the will not be able to play tennis again 46 months, she needed surgery on her hand after a knife attack at home the chap republic. and valtteri bottas looks closer to move to mercedes to replace the retiring formula 1 world champion nico rosberg. a dealfor the formula 1 world champion nico rosberg. a deal for the williams driver is expected to be completed in the new year. —— the czech republic. a multi—millionaire property developer has been found guilty of murdering his escort girlfriend. newport crown court heard that peter morgan — who's married with two children — admitted killing georgina simmonds after she threatened to blackmail him — but he denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility. our wales correspondent sian lloyd reports. georgina symonds, a 25—year—old mother of one, mur
BBC News
Feb 6, 2017 5:00pm GMT
norfolk. it was here that george vi died quietly in his sleep on 6th february 1952. news of his death was given to a stunned nation by the bbc. this is london... the queen was in kenya at the time. she returned immediately to london to begin a reign that's now the longest in history. it's a role to which she remains fully committed to. the queen will be back here at buckingham palace within a matter of days, for another year, which, despite the fact that she will be 91 in a little more than two months' time, shows very little evidence of any significant slowing down. cheering the younger members of the family, principally kate, william and harry, are now deploying their energy is very much more fully in support of the queen. but britain's head of state still has a busy programme of her own. among the many engagements in prospect for her this year, there is one significant and very personal anniversary to look forward to. in november, she and the duke of edinburgh will reach the 70th anniversary of their wedding in 1947. and something else to anticipate, the prospect of that stat
BBC News
Sep 25, 2017 5:00pm BST
. with me now is george vasey, curator of the turner prize exhibition in hull. thank you forjoining us. a word first of all, before we talk about the finalists, on the standard. what is your view on the standard this year? it's incredible. i have been talking to press all day, and there has been lovely feedback. people have been telling me it is the best turner prize they have seen in a long time. and the context brings a lot to the work. i am very excited to show everybody from tomorrow the standard of the work. if you can bear with me, i want you to take us through the four finalists. i want to start with the british artist hurvin anderson. talk us through the entry, and explain to us what commends these works to the judges, and why they might be worthy of the turner prize. hurvin anderson is primarily a painter, and works across landscape, portraiture and still live. he had micro—dosing the vic and exhibitions lasted. each artist is nominated for a show or project they have done the previous year anywhere in the world. hurvin ‘s paintings refer to the british landscape tradition, b
BBC News
Jan 23, 2017 5:00pm GMT
reminder that bbc news at six is here with george inafew bbc news at six is here with george in a few moments, i will see you again at ten. nothing to wet windy, and frog filly —— for rust that said many of us have enjoyed a lot of sunshine, for others though the gloom has lingered across southern counties and temperature is having kept well done close to freezing. that frog close to freezing. that frog close to freezing now. it will cause travel disruptions, difficult to pinpoint detail but check the local radio stations for updates. some early frog three fog across eastern counties which will clear up but more falque will form. it could be quite nasty here by tomorrow morning. again we could see some interruptions and alesi flights. —— fog. temperatures well below freezing, it won‘t be foggy everywhere, some places will wake up to dry and bright conditions. across northern england it went to be as extensive but there will be patches. a completely different story for northern ireland and scotland. there will be patchy rain around, it won‘t amount to much and will fade awa
BBC News
Jun 21, 2017 5:00pm BST
george 0sborne, sending mickey morgan to the backbenches, an extraordinary display of power and now she is having to turn to every mp for every little bit of backing for every single policy and so many controversial bits of the manifesto are gone. george osborne is now your editor, what tone do you think the coverage of today will take, not just your paper but others tomorrow, will there be any sympathy for theresa may that this was a difficult day? i don't think so. it felt very uneasy, it feels as if she is onlyjust clinging on and in the chamber today we heard people cheering onjeremy chamber today we heard people cheering on jeremy corbyn for the first time, we've not had that for about a year or so. theresa may today defended it as best as she could put so much has been dropped, so could put so much has been dropped, so much conservative social policy and her own vision is completely absent so i don't think the coverage is going to be too pleasing. you will of course, there is a lot to chew over in terms of brexit, a numberof chew over in terms of brexit, a number of bills, she eat
BBC News
Mar 24, 2017 5:00pm GMT
their son, prince george, will start school this september, they say they are confident that the school will provide him with a good start to his education and the headmaster of the school says he is looking forward to welcoming the prince in september, at thomases battersea, private school. now the weather. now the weather. it will stay sunny all the widespread frost is on the way this evening, the reason is that clear skies are brought by high pressure and in the centre of the high the winds are very light, this is why we will have those still calm frosty conditions first thing in the morning. in towns and cities, around 2 degrees, outside of town much colder. the nippy start first thing tomorrow. but in the afternoon it's looking beautiful. so the high pressure is with us alter the course of the day. i want to point out that the strength of the breeze across the strength of the breeze across the south—east of the uk will make it feel chilly on the actual coastline itself but inland we are talking about temperatures of 15 or 16 degrees. copycat conditions for most of us on sunday, m
BBC News
Jan 27, 2017 5:00pm GMT
above that george washington, who of course led the fight for american independence. at very important meeting. the prime minister wants to talk about trade and the future of nato and the commitment to keep america in the world. at this point they are throwing the tight pool of press photographers out. an important meeting for donald trump, because he has had a bit of a spat with mexico and one or two other countries and it will be interesting to see when we get a printout of some sort about six o'clock in the news conference high well these to get on and what substance there is to report. tesco, the uk's largest retailer, has agreed to buy britain's largest food wholesaler, booker, in a deal worth £3.7 billion. it would mean tesco gaining a massive share in supplying restaurants, pubs and convenience stores in the uk. news of the deal sent shares soaring in both companies. here's our business correspondent emma simpson. tesco already has the lion's share of the uk's grocery business. now it has its sights on serving even more customers. it has struck a deal to buy booker. you may not
BBC News
Sep 19, 2017 5:00pm BST
your mind? you know it has echoes in a way of an early george bush speech at the un only talked about the axis of evil and singled out again iran and north korea and others. and in a sense this is a highly by naturalised, highly nationalistic american speech. it did not go down well in a multilateralist place. they have much more respect for the us than people often think in the un but respect for america that is the kind of guarantor of a global progressive move law and liberal order and when instead after the opening things about the charter and such like the speech becomes about american power and how it is going to keep order in the world, this really tens of delegates, north, south, east and west alike. he is partly questioning the money being handed over, he has raised this number of times, i think 8 billion us dollars year. was this president standing up and saying you know what i want to make sure my money is well spent. frankly i think by any more rational calculation america gets a great deal for its $8 billion. it is saved from peacekeeping operations which would dire
BBC News
Aug 30, 2017 5:00pm BST
. we leave you with the six 0'clock news with george alou diarra. —— six 0'clock news. tonight at six — donald trump's warning to north korea — the time for talking is over. the missile launch that's outraged the world — it was shot overjapan sending people into shelters. and there's more to come — that's the message from the north korean dictator. these are illegal tests, and it is outrageous, it is provocation and they should be stopping them. theresa may was speaking injapan where she's hoping to discuss a post—brexit trade deal. also tonight: five days and there are still people in texas to rescue — next in storm harvey's path is neighbouring louisiana. credit card companies underfire — if you're struggling with debt the last thing you need is the chance to borrow even more. princes william and harry on the eve of the 20th anniversary
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Apr 11, 2017 5:00pm BST
broady is also out, losing in straight sets to germany's julia georges. meanwhile, johanna konta could face maria sharapova next month, after the british number one signed up for the inaugural women's tie—break—tens event in madrid. all matches comprise a single tie—break to ten points. it will be sharapova's second tournament back after a 15—month doping ban. seven more russian athletes, including two reigning world champions, have been cleared to compete as neutrals in the world championships in london this summer. russia remains banned from international athletics after claims of state—sponsored doping. high—jumper maria kuchina and sprint—hurdler sergey shubenkov won russia's only two gold medals in beijing in 2015 and will be allowed to compete, alongside 11 other russians, after being individually vetted. that's all the sport for now. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. and i'll have more in sportsday at 6:30pm. many thanks. more now on our top story, that g7 foreign ministers have rejected the forei
BBC News
Jan 31, 2017 5:00pm GMT
george iii, pardon me. when we look at the travel ban, is it fair to say that he is probably in tune with tens of millions of americans in the notion, or, if you like, the motivation behind that ban? well, the polls certainly show this in the sense that americans want to be protected from terrorist attacks. when you peel back the layers of the onion it isn't certain this is doing anything. the seven countries who we re anything. the seven countries who were specifically targeted by trump have never produced a single terrorist attack here in the us. the question is, is it really doing any good, or is it simply a pr move? it may be a pr move, but the american public, at least about half of the public, at least about half of the public, seems to support it. at this point, you mention 11 days, i'm just wondering if you are seeing any trends in these figures which might work out as potential strengths for donald trump, given we've been focusing on the things you think are proving to be unpopular? he certainly ta kes proving to be unpopular? he certainly takes action. americans like action
BBC News
Jan 9, 2017 5:00pm GMT
visit them in poland in the not too distant future. george will be here with the bbc news at six with the latest on the day's events. time for a look at the weather now. jay wynne has the forecast. it has been a wet day for large swathes of the united kingdom. the worst of the rain will be clearing away from the south—east soon. showers follow, and maybe some persistent rain in scotland over the next few hours. it is a blustery night out there, particularly in scotland. the wind will help move those showers through. by the end of the night, we will see temperatures well into single figures. a chilly start to the day, which will be accentuated by the wind, which is easing off a bit in scotland. there is still a fair amount of cloud and rain coming into the north and west of scotland. northern ireland is likely to see a debit of cloud and some rain in the morning. there will also be rain in parts of northern england. but there is drier and brighter weather to be had for the eastern side of england. further west, a lot more cloud, bringing some rain with it. but it is mostly patchy rai
BBC News
Jun 6, 2017 5:00pm BST
before the end of the year. he's already talking about a possible rematch with george groves. rain has stopped play in the quarterfinals of the french open tennis. caroline wozniacki is a set up her last eight match against latvia'sjelena ostapenko. but ostapenko is battling back and is a double break up in the second. it was 5—2 before rain disrupted their match. while in the day's other game, timea bacsinszky is a one set up against kristina mladenovic before play was stopped. that's all sport for now. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport and i'll have more in sportsday at 6.30pm. thank you very much. we will see you later. with two days to polling day, we're going to take a look at policies on tax. one conservative minister said last week the party had no plans to raise income tax, though the party said later this was not a pledge or guarantee. labour says it does have plans to raise income tax for those earning over £80,000. that is to pay for some improvements in public services. in the lastest part of our reality check
BBC News
Mar 17, 2017 5:00pm GMT
. former chancellor george osborne becomes the editor of the london evening standard — but will remain an mp. there are plenty of examples of mps who have edited newspapers and magazines over the years, and i'm going to continue to play a big part in british public life, and i'm looking forward to it. nicola sturgeon insists the prime minister's opposition to another referendum on scottish independence is unsustainable. the nobel prize winning poet and playwright sir derek walcott has died aged 87. and daniel kaluuya stars in the horror film get out — vll--1. u._|. |/-..__-j-v- a..|.- on that and much more in the film review at 5:45. good welcome to the good - welcome to the bbc news at five. it's rare for britain's intelligence community to make a public statement about anything. so the fact that gchq felt it had to rebut allegations that it the comments made by the white house press secretary, sean spicer. gchq said the claims were ‘nonsense, utterly ridiculous, and should be ignored'. downing street says it has been assured by the white house that claims gchq spied on don
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Sep 13, 2017 5:00pm BST
at the school in london attended by prince george after a ao—year—old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary. what we can say today is a ao—year—old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary at the school in south london. the arrest at quarter past 2 today relates to that incident at thomas's battersea school. that is yesterday when an individual gained access to the premises. the arrested woman was taken to a south london police station where, she remains in custody and they say they are working with the school which is attended by prince george to review the security arrangements. police we re the security arrangements. police were alerted, officers attended immediately after the issue came to light. and as we know, police are pa rt light. and as we know, police are part of the protective security arrangements for the prince. we will continue to work says the statement w continue to work says the statement w the school, which is responsible for security on the site. that is all i have at the moment. that a ao—year—old woman arrested
BBC News
Aug 22, 2017 5:00pm BST
conservative chancellor, george osborne, has called on the prime minister to commit to building a high speed rail line across the north of england. mr osborne, who chairs the northern powerhouse partnership, has called for more money to be spent on public transport outside the capital. well, if the government is serious about building a northern powerhouse, it needs to commit to high speed links between the northern cities, so we bring those cities together and the whole of the north will be stronger than the individual parts. this autumn is when we need to get on with that, because businesses are crying out for a long—term plan to enable them to invest and bring jobs to the north of england. 0ur correspondent dan whitworth is at leeds railway station. you can doubtless give us a sense of what people there think of it all? we spent the whole day here. trying to get a sense of the public‘s opinion on george 0sborne‘s comments. as you say, it is not the first time the former chancellor has got involved on this issue of the northern powerhouse. he is no longer in government but
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Dec 19, 2016 5:00pm GMT
a leap of imagination in a way. george osborne said to never take a week in the dark, which has to be the most conservative and boring thing to say to anyone. the british public said, you know what, we will ta ke public said, you know what, we will take the risk and leap into the dark. that was an exciting moment, i think, and we should celebrate it. alistair? once we start taking decisions based on the idea that we don't know what will happen, and we see it positively as a leap into the dark, we are on a dangerous path. one of the reasons i was so opposed to brexit and the debate was so awful. what we heard from claire reminds me of michael gove saying this country has had enough of listening to experts. i think we are going into potentially something that would be economically cataclysmic for the uk. you talked about our position in the world. most of the power we now get country is through alliances with other countries. there was none as important to us, i think, is the strength we got as being a member of the european union. i think the american relationship will now become te
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Dec 22, 2016 5:00pm GMT
close to ending. alan pardew alan pa rdew has alan pardew has been sacked. george north won't play in the match against sale tomorrow. john buckingham has died at the age of 76. his most famous winner came in the 100-1 76. his most famous winner came in the ioo—i no—hoper foin—avon at aintree in 1967. i the 100—1 no—hoper foin—avon at aintree in 1967. i will be back with more on those stories. now we return to our main story. german investigators say the fingerprints of anis amir has been found on the door of the lorry used to kill 12 people at the christmas market. police have carried out raids and border controls with belgium and the netherlands have been tightened. let's speak now tojulie lenarz, an expert on islamism and counter—terrorism and executive director of the human security centre. shejoins us from dusseldorf via webcam. thank you forjoining us. what are the main questions being asked in germany today in the wake of this attack? well, i think most people wa nt to attack? well, i think most people want to know what type of measures the government are thinking
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Jun 23, 2017 5:00pm BST
impeccable source, because the editors of the paper is the former chancellor george osborne, who was there. he writes today that theresa may blocked david cameron's plans to make that offer. the prime minister was asked about it at the news conference. she said that was not her recollection about what happened, and the bbc has heard of the wreck it from another former cabinet minister who said it didn't seem to chime with their recollection of events. what is clear that george osborne is yet again happy to use his new position in the newspaper trade to have a pop the prime minister. thanks very much. this is bbc news — the headlines: police say they're examining a range of offences — including manslaughter — after cladding on the grenfell tower block failed fire safety tests. the prime minister says her proposals for eu citizens living in the uk are fair. in northern ireland, a loyalist supergrass has pleaded guilty to 200 charges, including five murders. coming up in sportsday on bbc news... england's cricketers have won the toss. the tourists were 25—1 in the third over. southamp
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May 18, 2017 5:00pm BST
controversial target to reduce net immigration to the tens of thousands. the former chancellor george 0sborne is one of those who's questioned the wisdom of this approach. jonathan portes is professor of economics at kings college london, he joins me from westminster. you're brought thought on the retention of this target? as george 0sborne said yesterday, what was generally well—known but perhaps not well publicised, really, nobody, including those conservative cabinet ministers responsible for running the economy, thinks this pledge makes any sense from an economic perspective. if, in a liberal market economy, this sort of central planning tends to be pretty damaging, and it already has damaged some of our key export sectors, including higher education sector, so including higher education sector, soi including higher education sector, so i don't know anybody who thinks this is a good idea from an economic perspective. theresa may has decided from a political perspective, she would like to prioritise reducing immigration over the economic interests of the uk. maybe some would argue that i
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May 24, 2017 5:00pm BST
being interviewed as part of that widening investigation. that is it from me for the moment. george will be here with your news inafew george will be here with your news in a few minutes time but let's get to catch up now with the weather. today has been the warmest day of the year so far, 26 celsius. a little bit over that in the south—east of england. you can see the stench of the sunshine. most of the stench of the sunshine. most of the cloud has been in the north and west of scotland. retreating northwards towards the northern isles. a warm night. quite muddy out there. 14—15dc. ithink isles. a warm night. quite muddy out there. 14—15dc. i think we will see less and less of that coastal fog as we head into the afternoon. a little bit of fairweather cloud. blue skies across the whole of the uk. warmer today by good couple of degrees. 28 is possible in the south—east of england. sunny and warm on friday, temperatures close to 30 degrees in scotland's. warm in central and eastern england. tonight at six from manchester, the concert suicide bomber was known to security servi
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