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BBC News
Sep 7, 2017 6:00pm BST
launches a new online tool. first day at school for prince george and william does the school run. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news... premier league clubs vote to end the summer transfer window before next season starts. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. hurricane irma — one of the strongest ever recorded in the atlantic ocean — has destroyed almost everything in its path as it sweeps across the eastern caribbean. at least nine people are known to have been killed, with many more injured. the islands of barbuda and st martin were first to feel the full force of its 180mph winds. then came puerto rico and now it's heading northwest towards cuba and florida. with phone lines down, roads destroyed by flooding and airports damaged, it's been difficult to get the latest information. our correspondent, laura bicker, reports from puerto rico. hurricane irma, as storm the size of france, has carved a destructive path through the caribbean. in puerto rico, three people were killed as winds battered the island. as daylight came and career began, most felt lucky to have
BBC News
Jun 29, 2017 6:00pm BST
surprise decision on abortion for women in northern ireland. australian police charge cardinal george pell with historical sex crimes — the highest ranking clergyman to face such allegations. britain's aircampaign against so—called islamic state — thousands of bombs. but what about civilian casualties? ploughing a new furrow — the herefordshire farmer who turned his fields into an art gallery. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news, concerns grow over the fitness of andy murray ahead of his wimbledon title defence, as the world number one pulls out of an exhibition match tomorrow. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. it's only a few hours since theresa may named the judge who will chair the grenfell tower inquiry, and already sir martin moore—bick is facing questions about whether his brief is wide—ranging enough. sir martin promised "a vigorous inquiry" into what caused the fire, and how it spread so quickly, with such fatal consequences. but many local residents, some of whom met the judge this afternoon, say they want to know who should be held responsible for th
BBC News
Jul 28, 2017 6:00pm BST
half months and led to around half a million casualties. one of those killed was george baxter lowson. he was 30 and came from tottenham in london. his story has inspired two tottenham teenagers who have learning disabilities to pay their own musical tribute, as robert hall reports. jonathan and zach from the vale school in tottenham are about to record their tribute to a man they'll never meet, but a man who's become part of their lives. a man called george. # my mate george # i visit you today # my mate george...# we looked up where the grave of george baxter lowson was, a local soldier near our school. when i saw his grave in tyne cot... it's like we know him. # i think of what you say # my mate george #. because we've got disabilities, it's very hard, but i feel me doing this song has made me more confident because i'm not doing it for myself. this isn'tjust a tribute — it's an expression of anger and frustration. # all i see is death, death, death, death in those places # names, the names, the names with no faces # soldiers lost and gone without traces # a thousand unidentified
BBC News
Sep 13, 2017 6:00pm BST
peace. george. thank you very much. a £37 million fund has been established for victims of the breast surgeon ian paterson, who duped his patients into unnecessary operations, including mastectomies. he was convicted of 20 offences in april. the bulk of the fund will come from spire health care, which runs the private hospitals in which many of the operations took place. it's thought that more than 700 women might have a claim. sima kotecha has the story. breast surgeon ian patterson, jailed for 20 years after carrying out hundreds of unnecessary operations. here are the faces of some of his victims. now, more than 700 of them will get compensation from a pot amounting to £37 million. 0ne will get compensation from a pot amounting to £37 million. one of the country's leading surgeons was asked to review hundreds of his cases. patients were being misled about their radiology reports, about the pathology results and he must have thought that nobody would ever read his notes. i think he could very well be called a rogue or a medical conman. the compensation will go to those patients tr
BBC News
Oct 30, 2017 6:00pm GMT
activities, not campaign events. but today a separate, deeply damaging disclosure. this man, george papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to the trump campaign who president trump once described as an excellent guide, secretly pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the fbi about his contacts with russian officials during the campaign. and as former state department official and international lawyer said that could be much more significant. paul ma nafort be much more significant. paul manafort is a bigger figure be much more significant. paul manafort is a biggerfigure between expected the charges and indictment against him to come at today. this guilty plea by papadopoulos discloses facts of communication between the trump campaign and russia that we didn't know about and that could be a much bigger problem for trump. the charge sheet against papadopoulos says he is cooperating fully with the authorities. in other words it looks like he's prepared to reveal more information as part of a plea bargain. that could give other white house officials sleepless nights and cause to
BBC News
Jun 6, 2017 6:00pm BST
. the actor george clooney and his wife amal have become parents to twins. amal clooney gave birth to ella and alexander this morning. george clooney‘s publicist said the twins are "happy, healthy and doing fine" and joked that "george is sedated and should recover in a few days." time for a look at the weather, here's louise lear. hello. hi. it felt like autumn when we stepped outside this morning. we have seen images like this. bizarre forjune. the reason these trees have been swept aside, the gusts of winded that we see widely across england and wales today, in excess of 50—60mph in many places. we have also seen heavy, persistent rain. look at this shot from st andrews in fife. it will continue to rain in scotla nd fife. it will continue to rain in scotland this evening, through the night, and in eastern scotland first thing tomorrow morning. bulk of the rain will clear away, it will be windy with squally showers. this rain in scotland that is the real issue through this evening, as much as 100 mm, four inches of rain could fall before it eases away. it will do so. the gales w
BBC News
Feb 7, 2017 6:00pm GMT
social care in england, and the the growing demands on that money. yes, george does the nhs need a lot more money, how can you get health working more closely with social care, run by local authorities? what about more efficient use of resources and how much responsibility do we have as patients to do more to avoid lifestyle related diseases? these are all big questions in the search for long term solutions. health care is all about looking after the changing needs of the population. its growing and people are living longer. there are big demographic change, those are challenges facing the nhs, and the nations of the uk and health systems in leading economies around the world. new figures from the institute for fiscal studies illustrate the problem. health spending in england has risen well above inflation, for the last few yea rs. looking ahead it carries are on rising, though it does tail off a bit ina rising, though it does tail off a bit in a couple of years' time. but spending per person adjusted for the changing age profile of the population has risen more slowly, and in the year
BBC News
Mar 7, 2017 6:00pm GMT
says the singer george michael, found dead on christmas day, died of natural causes and we speak to human rights lawyer amal clooney about her bid to prosecute so—called islamic state for genocide. and coming up in sportday later in the hour on bbc news: arsenal have to make history in the champions league if they are to reach the qaurterfinals. they need to score at least four against bayern munich. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the government is facing the prospect of another defeat in the house of lords over the process of leaving the eu. peers are expected to vote for parliament to be given a legal guarantee of a vote on the final brexit deal. that is, they wa nt final brexit deal. that is, they want mps to have more than a simple yes or no on the final negotiation. it will be the second defeat in a week for the government in the lords over brexit. our political editor laura kuenssberg has been watching the debate. it is theresa may's team... do you think parliament should have a meaningful vote? who do not want to give parliament a promise in writing, again
BBC News
Jul 17, 2017 6:00pm BST
children, three—year—old george and two—year—old charlotte, with them. from warsaw, our royal correspondent peter hunt reports. at three, he's far too young to know if he's a reluctant royal, but prince george definitely wasn't keen to embrace warsaw without his father's helping hand. 0ne future king did persuade another one to follow in his footsteps. 0n the tarmac, george struck a nonchalant pose 0n the tarmac, george struck a nonchala nt pose and 0n the tarmac, george struck a nonchalant pose and practised the art nonchalant pose and practised the a rt ballet move. nonchalant pose and practised the art ballet move. a fidgeting toddler with a lifetime under an intense spotlight ahead of him. princess cha rlotte's spotlight ahead of him. princess charlotte's freedom of movement was constrained by being in her mother ‘s's arms. constrained by being in her mother 's's arms. does anyone speak english? the language divide isn't the only challenge and stop here, a country that relatively recently embraced the eu is welcoming royals from one on its way out of the institution. the
BBC News
Aug 16, 2017 6:00pm BST
, is in narrow water, on the irish border. chris. george, people who live at this border rarely recognise it. but could all that to change once the other side of this water is still inside the eu and this part is outside of the european union? today, alongside the phrases we have heard so often like there needs to bea heard so often like there needs to be a seamless border, we heard another from the british government, that there needs to be an unprecedented solution to this modern irish problem. and perhaps that gives a sense of the scale of the challenge facing both the uk and the challenge facing both the uk and the eu. the challenge facing both the uk and the eu. for more than 300 miles, crossing fields and bridges, roads and rivers, there is a political dividing line on the island of ireland. but it is a border that cannot be seen, and many want it to stay that way. soft toys and cushions are the latest protest against a hard brexit. where some kind of barriers could divide towns like belcoo and blacklion in the republic, they are either side of this bridge and people in ar
BBC News
Nov 7, 2017 6:00pm GMT
. still to come... 1. 1, 2, 3. applause. a statue of george orwell, once a bbc producer, is unveiled outside our h0. we look at his enduring appeal. coming up in sportsday on bbc news... more injury woes for england ahead of the start of the ashes series. steven finn has been ruled out after suffering torn cartilidge in his left knee while in australia. the new editor of the british fashion bible, vogue, says the magazine is taking the issue of sexual harassment "very seriously." edward eninful, who is vogue's first black editor, acknowledged that young models are "pretty exposed." he says british vogue, along with other magazines across the world, will try to protect models. edward enninful has been speaking to our arts editor, will gompertz. so here we are. so here it is. this is the december issue. my vogue is about feeling inclusive. it's about diversity. sort of showing different women, different body shapes, different races, class. sort of tackling gender. do you think it perhaps failed to keep up with multi—cultural, modern britain? yes. do you worry, given, you know, the ri
BBC News
Sep 27, 2017 6:00pm BST
relationships can sour. george. simon, thank you very much. merseyside police are looking for a man who walked into a nursery school this morning carrying what looked like a gun. he is believed to have entered the childsplay nursery in the wavertree area of liverpool, before leaving with a second man on a motorcycle. detectives say he was looking for another man, who is not a member of staff. ryanair has announced it will cancel thousands more flights over the next few months in a move which will affect up to 400,000 passengers. simon gompertz is with me. imean, i mean, this will mean more misery for passengers. at it is terrible for passengers. at it is terrible for those passengers who have booked flights over christmas in order to get home, because this is a continuation of the problem ryanair has had, giving its pilots the holiday they are ji hwan still flying planes. it is going to take out of service 25 planes between november and march, and that means suspending dozens of roads, including important ones, edinburgh and glasgow to london stansted, belfast to london gatwick, roots t
BBC News
Apr 19, 2017 6:00pm BST
party on their own turf. vicky young, bbc news, bolton. former chancellor george osborne has announced he is standing down as an mp to concentrate as editor of the london evening standard. he faced criticism after taking on the newspaperjob alongside his job criticism after taking on the newspaperjob alongside hisjob in parliament. john pienaar reports. from political big beast to big city editor and the greenest pack in the newsroom , editor and the greenest pack in the newsroom, the new boss in fleet street chooses to see his future as moving on and not coming down. george osborne told me today he would use his role to fight for his liberal conservative views against any harsher vision of brexit. my job as editor of the evening standard is to speak for london and my readers, speak for this country and its future. our country has some big decisions to make about the kind of britain we want to be. and those values of openness, tolerance, enterprise, there are values i hold dearand enterprise, there are values i hold dear and fought for in government as chancellor. now i'm going to figh
BBC News
Aug 22, 2017 6:00pm BST
england‘s annual £32 billion transport budget is spent in the capital. the former chancellor, george osborne, says a northern powerhouse rail network connecting liverpool to hull must be planned for. our north of england correspondent, fiona trott, reports. life beyond westminster. leeds is the uk‘s largest legal and financial centre outside london. but could it be better connected to boost northern businesses? hi dan, are you all right? this online gambling company is one of leeds‘ biggest employers. 50% of the people we spoke to said the commute was just too difficult, even a0 or 50 miles away, so improving transport links, particularly rail, would really help our business. today the former chancellor says a high—speed link between liverpool and hull is the answer. 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 then the whole of the north will be stronger than the individual parts. the government has recognised the problem. it launched the nort
BBC News
Feb 9, 2017 6:00pm GMT
almost three times as many as the uk. one day after the operation, ican walk... for george, that means almost no waiting. he'sjust had a hip replacement. in england, patients wait several months. for george, it's been just a few weeks since the decision was made. the doctor said to me, i have to decide when i want to take the operation. normally, it takes three or four weeks to get a date for an operation. all of this paid for by health insurance, 14% of george's salary, split between him and his employer. germany's health system is convenient but expensive. and that worries doctors, so in order to save money in the long term, they are putting more effort now and more time with patients into convincing them to stay healthy. it's a lot of time to convince him, to try another way, but it would be better to lose ten kilograms of weight to solve the problem with his diabetes and hypothalamus instead of taking pills. you have the time now under this system? yeah. doctors here in the black forest have been given a financial incentive to make patients healthier overall byjoining up care. many
BBC News
Dec 22, 2016 6:00pm GMT
crown court. jon? jon? george, the court heard that this truck was in such a bad state that the crash was predictable, it was preventable, it was an accident waiting to happen. the prosecution said of the company had done the right checks, looked at the brakes, done that paperwork, not cut corners, the four victims could still be alive today. police said it was "carnage", a 32—tonne truck, with defective brakes, had careered down a steep hill towards a city centre. four—year—old mitzi steady didn't stand a chance, hit while she was crossing the road with her grandma. then the truck crushed this car, killing the men inside. robert parker and philip allen were heading back to south wales from a business trip. their driver, stephen vaughan, was 3a years old and newly married. it's just been a horrendous time, i wouldn't wish it on anybody. sian vaughan told me that being widowed, so soon after her wedding day, had left her heartbroken. the future that we had together has just all been taken away. we were only married for six months and especially having to spend your first we
BBC News
Aug 29, 2017 6:00pm BST
. 12 years ago exactly is when hurricane katrina struck. i remember george you and i being in the audience for it. the rescue effort was chaotic, shambolic and was woeful. it also exposed the sort of deep racial divide within america, where it seems the only people who were left behind were black. i think donald trump has looked at the damage that was done to george w bush's reputation in the way that he handled that and the m ista kes way that he handled that and the mistakes that were made by the federal emergency management agency and has bought, you know what, dou btless and has bought, you know what, doubtless george w bush's playbook, mine is going to totally different. so far, you would have to say, he is doing pretty well, but we are at the beginning of this. thank you. a four—year—old boy has been found dead in a swimming pool at an activity centre in bideford in north devon. he had been at the centre as part of a camping trip organised by the charity narcotics anonymous for its members and their families. our correspondentjon kay is in bideford. a sad story. what mor
BBC News
Nov 28, 2017 6:00pm GMT
are to be married next may. the venue st george's chapel in windsor. the duchess of cambridge wishes them well. william and i are absolutely thrilled, it is such a exciting news. it is a very happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment. why living in the east midlands could blight your chances for the rest of your life. and the extra terrestrial bin lorry catching old bits of satellite and rockets that are filling up outer space. coming up on sportsday on bbc news... ben stokes heads to the southern hemisphere, but he's more likely to be playing cricket in new zealand than australia. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. pope francis has used a trip to myanmar to call for respect for all ethnic groups and for human rights in what's being seen as a reference to the plight of the country's rohingya muslims. since august, more than 620,000 rohingyas have been driven out of their homes mainly by the burmese army though the army claims it is responding to militant attacks. the rohingyas have been forced to flee across the
BBC News
May 23, 2017 6:00pm BST
the attack. i imagine they have been working flat out ever since? yes, george. there are 59 patients at eight different hospitals in the greater manchester area being treated, including nine here at manchester royal infirmary, a major trauma centre. we don't know how many of them are children and how many of them are children and how many of them are adults but we do know there are 12 patients at the royal manchester children's hospital for the under 16s. royal manchester children's hospital for the under 165. there is at least one other child at another hospital. we don't know how many have serious 01’ we don't know how many have serious or life—threatening injuries. some, we are told, are rendered state and oui’ we are told, are rendered state and our intensive care, and maybe in hospitalfor a our intensive care, and maybe in hospital for a little while to come. —— are in intensive care. we have heard that nothing can prepare for the shock and tragedy of this, but there is a quiet sense of relief that the disaster plan drawn up stood the test. leaders say they plan to fai
BBC News
Jan 31, 2017 6:00pm GMT
damian grammaticas is in brussels. these comments take the criticism to a new level. george, they are pretty startling. donald tusk has admittedly deliberately added that to the list. european leaders have taken a different approach to the uk. they have sat back to wait and see what donald trump brings that they are deeply concerned. that is what donald tusk is voicing. he said they are worrying about worrying declarations from the us. i think what he means there is donald trump's support for brexit. his view other countries could follow out of the eu, his admiration for vladimir putin and doubts about nato. what donald tusk is saying here is he believes the eu needs to champion the values of staying united, that way it can rival other superpowers, but also champion the value of the alliance with the us, that that should continue. and we can speak to our north america editorjon sopel in washington. every day we speak it seems there is a new initiative and a new controversy. george, are you kidding me? we dream ofa george, are you kidding me? we dream of a day when there is only one in
BBC News
Dec 21, 2016 6:00pm GMT
on bbc news, saints escape any punishment for allowing george north to carry on playing after appearing to be knocked out in a match. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. a europe—wide manhunt is under way tonight after german police issued a warrant for a suspect in the berlin christmas—market terror attack. he's been named as anis amri, a failed asylum—seeker who arrived in germany last year. it's emerged that amri was known to german authorities because of his links to an islamist extremist. so tonight the police there are facing serious questions about whether they should have done more to stop him. from berlin, jenny hill sent this report. you're looking at europe's most wanted man. anis amri is the main, the only suspect in the investigation into an attack which shattered germany. translation: there's a new suspect, we are searching for him. we'll keep investigating every lead. we issued a warrant for this suspect‘s arrest at midnight. the warrant covers the whole of germany and most of europe. we're learning more about the 24—year—old tunisian. h
BBC News
Aug 30, 2017 6:00pm BST
he is actually going to do. george, it is interesting to look at the trajectory of this. we had donald trump talking about the fire and fury that would be unleashed on north korea, that the us military we re north korea, that the us military were locked and loaded. then there seemed to be a suggestion that there would be a pause in activities and last week in arizona, donald trump ata rally kind of welcomed that saying it was good that he was being listened to and that was a positive sign. that was a bit premature or because then came that test in japanese airspace of a ballistic missile and the consequences that flowed from that. then we got a tweet from donald trump saying talking was not the answer. within an hourof talking was not the answer. within an hour of saying that, james mattis was asked are we out of diplomatic solutions? and he flatly said no, we are never out of diplomatic solutions. in normal times, are never out of diplomatic solutions. in normaltimes, us defence secretary contradicting his commander—in—chief would cause able to grasp. now it is more of a sc
BBC News
Dec 21, 2017 6:00pm GMT
looks eliminates distance. when george washington is a young man of colour and he‘s running for his life, suddenly you‘re not filled with images of washington standing like this, crossing the delaware, he‘s not invincible any more. it‘s suddenly these are real people. how nervous were you about bringing this show to the uk? i was not nervous at all. what i was very excited for was the reaction to king george iii in the shadow of buckingham palace. i mean we‘re really right up the street, so the only change made in that direction is we have tarted up his outfit quite a bit. george iii might have lost america but he steals this show every night. maybe the family in the big house he bought around the corner will make a royal appointment to see it. will gompertz, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here‘s sarah keith lucas. the sun has set on the winter solstice so we‘ve had the shortest day of the year. it was a mild and cloudy day with brighter spells. this is how the sunset in lyme regis in dorset. as we had through the next couple of days, that theme is going to co
BBC News
Nov 8, 2017 6:00pm GMT
. well, george, certainly today has been a bit of a political pantomime, the government privately being fairly candid about the fact that they think ms patel is certainly on her way out of the door, while in public people watched as ms patel got her plane, flew back, the long journey of hours and hours, eventually landed at heathrow with speculation and fever pitch over when and how she was going to be dispatched. now, as we talk, i understand that the prime minister and ms patel still have not had a conversation, even on the phone. they will be meeting any next hour oi’ they will be meeting any next hour orso, and of they will be meeting any next hour or so, and of course this comes on top of, just a week ago, the former defence secretary, michael fallon, being dispatched from government over allegations of harassment, and many of our viewers and members of the public might question if team—mates can't keep control of her ministers, if ministers are not behaving at the standard to which we would hope and expect them to, well, how can she really be trusted to run the country?
BBC News
Mar 29, 2017 6:00pm BST
funeral for the singer george michael has taken place in north london. his publicist said it was a small ceremony, attended by family and close friends. the singer's family thanked his "fa ns across the world "for their many messages of love and support". george michael was found dead at his oxfordshire home on christmas day last year. returning to our main story. britain's exit from the eu. let's sum up where we britain's exit from the eu. let's sum up where we are britain's exit from the eu. let's sum up where we are at the end of today. through this whole debate, the economy has been a key issue. were there any clues today what we might see on that front? this is often fashioned as a titanic struggle between the politics of brexit, sovereignty, taking back control, less immigration and the economic self brexit, the freest possible trading relationship with the eu. today, to an extent at least, the economics won out. theresa may talked about ensuring prosperity. she spoke about the need foran prosperity. she spoke about the need for an ambitious free trade deal. wasn't it interesting p
BBC News
Jun 22, 2017 6:00pm BST
ball in the early—1990s. then archbishop of canterbury george carey chose not to pass those letters on to the police. today, lord carey apologised, saying he regretted his failure to do so. lord carey has been asked by the current archbishop, justin welby, to step down from his position as honorary assistant bishop. the church of england says that safeguarding will now be central to its practice. martin beshir, bbc news, at church house in london. single parents with a child under two have won a court challenge against the government's benefits cap. a high courtjudge said the cap was not intended to cover such households and the failure to exempt them was discriminatory. the government has said it will appeal. the family of the man who died in a terror attack outside a mosque in north london say he was a gentle and peace—loving grandfather. makram ali, who was 51 and from haringey, was struck by a van in finsbury park on monday night. a post—mortem examination has found that he died from "multiple injuries". our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. it now seems cl
BBC News
Sep 12, 2017 6:00pm BST
tuc conference in brighton. george, it has been years, decades, since we last saw a government locked in confrontation with public sector workers from the classroom to the emergency services. but on the day ministers finally ended their universal public sector workers pay cap, a struggle on that scale of that kind, now seems to be becoming alarmingly possible. would you fancy theirjob? today, routine duty at the tuc but trouble is always around the corner and now it has come closer. police get a rise to attract new recruits. so do prison officers and others with as well, above the pay cap but only just. today, the government took the latest pay recommendations and shared the news. the pay cap was finally ending. so more pay for public sector workers where rises we re public sector workers where rises werejudged public sector workers where rises were judged necessary. we public sector workers where rises werejudged necessary. we need public sector workers where rises were judged necessary. we need to strike a balance between public sector workers, making the best value people and also
BBC News
Aug 15, 2017 6:00pm BST
. but what do the eu's priorities? george, the eu's first priority is protecting its timetable, hence that tweet from the chief negotiator saying it's make progress on the issues of ireland, the uk's financial obligations and citizens‘ the uk‘s financial obligations and citizens‘ rights first, before moving on to the next phase of talks which is about the future relationship. although it will be intriguing to see if this british paper published today kick—starts a discussion amongst the other eu countries about what that future relationship might look like. i imagine that was one of the intentions of the british government today in publishing that paper. the eu's today in publishing that paper. the eu‘s other priority is protecting the eu itself and in this case that means stopping the uk becoming some kind of back door for imports of cheaper or lower quality goods into the eu. so that will guide their thinking on this issue of customs. the fact is officials here in this city have been crying out for more details about the british government‘s vision of brexit and t
BBC News
Mar 24, 2017 6:00pm GMT
cambridge have announced that their son prince george will start at a private school in september in south west london. he'll become a pupil at thomas's battersea. in a statement the royal couple said they were confident it would provide george with a "happy and successful start to his education". the headmaster said he was greatly looking forward to welcoming the prince in september. ed sheeran, kylie minogue, eddie redmayne, simon cowell, just some of the celebrities taking part in this year's comic relief. and there's a mini—sequel to the film, love actually, which will premiere on bbc one tonight. lizo mzimba's live at the 02. yes, this is the stage where some of the biggest names in comedy will be stepping out very soon. since it began, comic relief has raised more than £1 billion for people in need here in the uk and overseas. when tonight's money raising efforts kick off injust over tonight's money raising efforts kick off in just over half an hour, tonight's money raising efforts kick off injust over half an hour, one off injust over half an hour, one of the highlights will almo
BBC News
Aug 14, 2017 6:00pm BST
. reeta chakrabarti is in lahore. george, lahore feels like one giant st party and you can probably hear it, there are flags and horns and fireworks. pakistanis are celebrating two things, the end of british colonial rule and also the splitting from india. pakistan was created as a homeland for the sub continent ‘s muslim people but there has been a debate going on about exactly what sort of country it should be. i have been looking at the hopes of the country's founding father and looking at how differently his vision has been interpreted by people today. in pakistan's former capital karachi, mohammadjinnah‘s home is preserved with care and reverence. jinnah led the creation of pakistan, but today his legacy is hotly contested. just what sort of nation did he envisage? mohammad ali jinnah, pakistan's first governor general. as the british left colonial india, jinnah was desperate to secure the rights of the muslim population. the answer was a separate state, pakistan. our objective should be, peace within and peace without. but peace seems often to have eluded this nation, both with
BBC News
May 19, 2017 6:00pm BST
sexual offences. george ormond, who's 61, will appear in court next month following an investigation by northumbria police into historical child sexual abuse. danny savage is outside st james' park for us. when this investigation began at them end of last comment newcastle united football club said they would cooperate fully with it. since then, the allegations have been investigated by northumbria police. today came the first charges against george ormond, he is 61 years old, he used to be a youth coach here some years ago at newcastle united. he also worked at other clubs in the area as well. he has been charged with 29 historical child sexual offences, dating back between 1973 for the earliest, and 1998 for the most for the earliest, and 1998 for the m ost rece nt for the earliest, and 1998 for the most recent over a 25 year period. it is understood that the allegations have been made by 17 different individuals, all of them are male. mr ormond will appear before newcastle magistrates injune for the next part of this case. a local authority in greater manchester has asked all funeral
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Jan 17, 2017 6:00pm GMT
will take you through all the options and what that might be. george. it didn't take long for eu leaders to react. the president of the eu council called the speech realistic, but the european parliament's negotiator called theresa may's goals an illusion. the pound strengthened after the prime minister's speech. more on that from our business editor simonjack, who is at the world economic forum in switzerland. but first, let's talk to our europe correspondent damian grammaticas, who's in strasbourg. damian, isuppose damian, i suppose people are still die jesting damian, i suppose people are still diejesting the damian, i suppose people are still die jesting the speech, but any themes emerging? —— digesting. die jesting the speech, but any themes emerging? -- digesting. there isa themes emerging? -- digesting. there is a feeling that there is a little more clarity, but the european parliament's chief more clarity, but the european pa rliament‘s chief negotiator said that in his view theresa may was selling an illusion, because this idea that you could read the single market
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Mar 3, 2017 6:00pm GMT
and reopen the george & dragon — and today they were rewarded by winning uk pub of the year. danny savage — never one to turn down the chance of being down the pub on a friday evening — is there for us. a real transformation. there are worse places to be on friday night, welcome to the george & dragon near hudswell near richmond. it's notjust a pub, it has won this award because it is the hub of the community, it has a shop to the side, there is a library around the back too. it's really something that the whole community have got involved with. a real turnaround for this place because in 2008 it closed. it reopened in 2010 when the locals got together and bought it. prince charles has even been behind the bar, pulling a point in his time. let's talk to some of the locals and the landlord. let's talk to the manager here, stu. congratulations, what is your secret? it's a friendly yorkshire dales pub that serves some good beers and decent grub. it's got a good atmosphere, the locals support the pub and it has been amazing. you are in quite a small village but you are in quite a s
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Jun 21, 2017 6:00pm BST
hospital in west london. what do we know about his condition, nick? george, the very firm impression from buckingham palace is that this is not a serious situation, not a situation which need give rise to concern. the duke was admitted last night from windsor. remember, yesterday he had spent a very hot afternoon with the queen at the first day of royal ascot, he had been with the queen on saturday at trooping the colour, and other very hot day. according to the palace, he was admitted as a precautionary measure to treat an infection, which they say is linked toa infection, which they say is linked to a pre—existing condition. now, that reminds us of the summer of 2012, when he was twice admitted to hospitalfor a bladder infection. how long will he remain in hospital? that is not clear, but it may not be terribly long. we don't know at this stage. he is disappointed that he was not with the queen at the state 0pening or royal ascot this afternoon, and i think the fact that the queen went head with the normal programme, the carriage procession and so one, was a very clear indication
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May 8, 2017 6:00pm BST
officially at the elysee palace as president. that's all from us. in the meantime, back to george. police in liverpool say a two—year—old girl who was attacked by dogs has had surgery for "extensive injuries to her head and body". the little girl was at her aunt's house when the dogs got into the back garden. officers have arrested a man and seized 11 dogs from a nearby house — as our correspondent yunus mulla reports. the two—year—old girl was playing with other children in the garden of a relative's home when she was attacked by a number of dogs. she was taken by air ambulance to liverpool's alder hey hospital after suffering injuries to her head and body during the incident yesterday. the little girl's aunt, who was looking after the children for the afternoon, fought off the attack and ran to the front of the house. neighbours describe hearing a scream, "the dogs got the baby". merseyside police believe the dogs managed to get into the garden from a neighbouring terraced house. a man who is 35 was arrested on suspicion of having dogs dangerously out of control. we ha
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Dec 18, 2017 6:00pm GMT
, very significant, george, this is a senior engineer setting up some of the problems with the building regulation system that may have led to the tragedy here. she says the system is so complicated that her staff had to draw up a map for her to try to understand it, and it is very complicated. she said that this has so many loopholes that if you wa nt to has so many loopholes that if you want to get away with checking standards, then there is very little chance of you being caught and very few penalties. she is the health and safety executive, and she says she wa nts a safety executive, and she says she wants a change as big as that which happened in workplace safety over the last ten years, but she says she is not really here to come up with particular technical standards. mps today wanted her to say that she would ban the use of so—called limited combustibility materials on towers like g re nfell tower, limited combustibility materials on towers like grenfell tower, which is just over their plans. she said that was not so much herjob as coming up with a system that will ma
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May 9, 2017 6:00pm BST
friends foj following this tragic accident. george. phil, thank you very much. our top story this evening: theresa may defends her pledge to cap energy prices despite criticism from industry and opposition parties. still to come: strictly lines up a newjudge to keep the dancers on their toes. coming up in sportsday on bbc news: team sky's geraint thomas moves into second in the overall standings at the giro d'italia after finishing third in today's fourth stage on mount etna. another british rider, adam yates, is third. the former royal marine, who was jailed for killing a wounded taliban fighter in afghanistan, has given his first broadcast interview since being freed last month. alexander blackman — who was also known as marine a — said he still doesn't know why he opened fire and called it a "moment of madness." he's been speaking to our correspondent, clinton rogers. i don't know why exactly i did it. it's still a moment of madness, i think, is the best description i can give. yeah, it's not exactly the proudest moment of my life. in the last three years, much has been has been sa
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Apr 25, 2017 6:00pm BST
past and, of course, stubbornly unsolved to this date. george. tom, thank you very much. sir eltonjohn has cancelled a series of shows in america afterfalling ill with what's been described as a potentially deadly bacterial infection. sir elton, who's 70, spent two nights in intensive care after contracting the illness while on tour in chile earlier this month. he's now recovering at home in britain. police in richmond, in south—west london, have confirmed that the actor, tom hardy, helped them apprehend a teenager suspected of crashing a stolen moped. eyewitnesses described how the 39—year—old star of action movies became involved in a hollywood—style chase after the moped passed through a red light and collided with another vehicle. it'll be one of the biggest boxing bouts in recent times, at stake will be two heavyweight titles. on saturday, 90,000 spectators will see britain's anthonyjoshua, who won super heavyweight gold at the 2012 london olympics, take on ukraine's wladimir klitschko at wembley stadium. 0ur sports editor, dan roan, has been watching anthony joshua's prep
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Jan 3, 2017 6:00pm GMT
, how important a role is it? george, it was very important and it will be even more so when those brexit negotiations begin, because the ambassador here is not just an ambassador who hosts dinner parties. the way things work in this town, when the eu has to agree something, ambassadors from 28 countries sit around a table, thrash out the issues, then the ministers and leaders arrive to sign off on the final agreements. and leaders arrive to sign off on the finalagreements. losing and leaders arrive to sign off on the final agreements. losing sir ivan at this stage he's a big hole. now, he had spent the last three yea rs now, he had spent the last three years here doing exactly that, doing david cameron's renegotiation, so his supporters would say that he knows what is politically ozbilen for the uk to achieve. what you heard the other side say is that what the uk needs is an optimist, but in this town the talk about it taking possibly ten years to achieve a trade deal was well known before the referendum, the uk government had said so itself, so there was no surprise about that. b
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Jan 12, 2017 6:00pm GMT
heathrow. well georges there is a combination of sleet and snow here at heathrow. it is freezing! it has taken until mid—january for the whole of the country to be affected by this weather and what's happening is as the weather front sweeping down through south—east, northern ireland, scotland, the midlands, here around london and heading to the east coast. but it is notjust snow coming in. there is a risk that some places can be flooded. scotland, where where the gorgeous meets the treacherous and the place where the snow laid its deepest blanket. winds piled up the drifts. creating scenery beyond post card perfect, but sending temperatures below zero. it was enough to do this to the m71; near glasgow. drivers spent hours crawling to their destinations. in northern ireland, the traffic moved, but on roads snowed and iced under bitter conditions. the gritters struggled to keep routes covered. it was the same in cumbria, where councils had to make multiple trips after the grit was blown or washed away. because we are trying to get salt on the network, every time we are doing that,
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Feb 1, 2017 6:00pm GMT
. george osborne. many well—known faces who will back it do so with a heavy heart. the government has chosen, and i respect this decision, not to make the economy the priority in this negotiation. the european union is not prioritising the economy either. we do not want to give the sense that people having voted for brexit because they felt they had been ignored, are being ignored once again. on a wet wednesday afternoon the debate might not felt like it is about the country's destiny, but history hangs over. a quiet revolution, the prime minister called it. brexiteers proudly manning the referendum barricades today. for the first time in a0 years the way british parliamentary democracy is meant to work will actually be able to work. this was the nationwide referendum of the british people and the british people spoke. does the prime minister know what she's doing? but in the unlikely event it was news to anyone, our former top diplomat in brussels, now out of his job, warned mps of bumpy times ahead. is the government going to make a failure of brexit? fistfights, feisty talks and po
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Mar 30, 2017 6:00pm BST
for others likejulie transform the industry, but for others like julie george, transform the industry, but for others likejulie george, there is concern about the loss of £2.5 billion of eu substitutes currently paid to uk farmers every year. —— subsidies. it is very worrying for farmers, knowing —— subsidies. it is very worrying forfarmers, knowing that —— subsidies. it is very worrying for farmers, knowing that we only have 2020 where we are guaranteed this money from europe. after that, nobody knows. nobody has given us the information we all deserve. decisions about future agriculture policy will be taken closer to home and some are embracing that change. i think it's a great opportunity. we've got to make the best of what we can now. the trouble is, everybody wants to produce food as cheap as we can. so we're going to have to produce food cheap. farmers here told me they are feeling uncertain about the future. they know that a shake—up is on its way. for some, it's a time to create new opportunities and explore different markets. 0pen skies, that's basical
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Jan 5, 2017 6:00pm GMT
rocky, george. we have got donald trump being absolutely disparaging of the intelligence chiefs and their assertion that russia tried to influence the outcome of the presidential election by hacking into democratic party computers. yesterday, donald trump was tweeting approvingly of the wikileaks founder julia —— julian assange. he also tweeted, saying, why have the intelligence chiefs delayed their meeting with me? may be they're trying to build a case. so today we had the intelligence chiefs firing back, saying, only senior officials in russia could have authorised the recent data thefts and disclosure at. they said it was part of a multifaceted campaign, that it was not just hacking, it multifaceted campaign, that it was notjust hacking, it was also disinformation, propaganda and fake news. and they said they had a very high degree of confidence that it came from the top of the russian state. but the one thing that donald trump is determined not to accept, and i'm sure he will not, even when he meets the intelligence chiefs tomorrow, is that his election victory was down to t
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May 17, 2017 6:00pm BST
sunny spells at times. by day and chilly by night. george. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. this is bbc news. the headlines... the liberal democrats are putting a referendum are putting a referendum on the final brexit deal at the heart of their general election manifesto. unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in 42 years, the lowest level since the summer of 1975. but wages aren't keeping up with inflation. donald trump has been accused of trying to stop an fbi investigation into links between his team and russia. and chelsea manning, the former us soldier, who passed hundreds of thousands of confidential diplomatic documents to wikileaks has been released from a military prison in kansas. the liberal democrats have published details of the general election ma nifesto. details of the general election manifesto. at the centre of it is a plan for a referendum on the final brexit deal. they also promised more spending on education and health. and they have promoted policies aimed at youn
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Feb 6, 2017 6:00pm GMT
to come. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz schafernaker. george, it is not nice out there, wind and howling gales in northern ireland earlier, costs over 70 mph ina ireland earlier, costs over 70 mph in a pretty nasty in parts of scotla nd in a pretty nasty in parts of scotland as well. further south across the country, not quite so bad but still pretty wet and if the rain hasn't reached you yet, it is on its way. it has been plaguing western parts of the uk and is marching ever eastwards. let's have a look at the north of the country over the next couple of hours, those gale still blowing well in excess of 50, 60 mph. starting to improve across northern ireland, some snow across the grampian parts of the pennines, and a covering through the course of the night, mostly across the higher—level roots. to the south, we are talking about rain. the winds eventually will these for scotland and northern ireland and ice maybe the problem first thing tomorrow. this is what it looks like first thing on tuesday, temperatures of four or thing on tuesday, temperatures of fouror5 thin
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Feb 27, 2017 6:00pm GMT
were not disabled. george freeman had suggested personal independence payments, or pips, should go to "really disabled people" rather than those "taking pills at home". here's our disability affairs correspondent nikki fox. this is an issue about support and who needs it the most. personal independence payments, that's the money given to help cover the extra costs of having a disability, that is once again back in the spotlight. it's a benefit that would help someone it's a benefit that would help someone like dean, who's had severe anxiety for most of his life. i've had 35 years suffering from this. i've worked for 30 of those years andi i've worked for 30 of those years and i never really realised it was a disability. but in the last year, absolutely. when you are too scared to go outside your front door and just do basic things, then yes. having lost his job just do basic things, then yes. having lost hisjob in november, dean has been unable to work since, so he's applied for the benefit and is waiting to find out whether he will be eligible. but he's not hopeful. two independen
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Feb 24, 2017 6:00pm GMT
george bush who was the president at the time. his attack, though, was so personal and so clearly biased that he was almost booed off the stage, even though nothing he said was necessarily inaccurate. this year, the academy has asked winners to deliver a heartfelt memorable message. that or possibly face the indignity of hearing the dreaded wrap it up music. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz schafernaker. let's talk with a spectacular blue sky. this is from cornwall today. the weekend, different story, it will probably look a little like the sky behind me. wind and rain on the way but nothing like what we had yesterday. looking pretty mixed this weekend. this is the sunshine and fine weather from early on but now, the clouds invading parts of the uk. some rain has already moved through and it is pretty downhill as far as the weekend is concerned. don't expect any blue skies through saturday or sunday. rain splashing through and by the end of the night, dribs and drabs of rain anywhere and with that mild south westerly wind, so one good aspect. the rain coming through and one
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Oct 3, 2017 6:00pm BST
end of the line... # it was another chance encounter that led to him join bob dillon, george harrison, roy orbison and jeff lynne in the travelling wilburys. the tributes today were a role call of rock abg stars. this from his daughter. his final tour ended only days ago. he said it would probably be his last. rock—and—roll had been his life and he wanted to make the most of what time he had. tom petty, who's died aged 66. time for a look at the weather, here's alina jenkins. some spots held on to the sunshine for much of the day. st ives was one of those places. for many the sunshine has been eroded by the cloud, streaming down from the north and west. that has brought showers to north—western parts of england, northern ireland and also to western parts of scotland. not a bad day for spotting rainbows. what we find this evening and overnight is that the showers across scotland will give way to a general spell of rain. it will sink southwards towards the borders, northern ireland, the far north of england. for much of england and wales overnight it will be dry and clearer skies.
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Sep 20, 2017 6:00pm BST
? george, it is over 12 hours since counterterrorism officers arrived in west street a short distance from newport city centre. the street is still cordoned off and soldiers are taking place. a man of 30 and a man of 48 were arrested early in the morning and have been taken away. we've been told by locals that the house being searched is used for asylu m house being searched is used for asylum seekers. that has not been confirmed by the authorities. it does follow the arrest of a 25—year—old man in another part of newport last night and a property in jeffrey street is being searched. we spoken to a local couple there who say they know this man, that he was a regular customer in their butcher ‘s shop and used to do odd jobs for them. this operation is being led by them. this operation is being led by the metropolitan police counter terror command, supported by officers from the gwent police force. and this evening the deputy chief constable of the gwent force hasissued chief constable of the gwent force has issued a statement to the local community in newport in which he wa nts to com
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Sep 26, 2017 6:00pm BST
looking mostly dry and settled over the next few days. george. thank you very much. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. bernie isjust two bernie is just two years old. she has autism caused by the epilepsy drug sodium valproate her mum took when she was pregnant. hello. this is bbc news, these our our latest headlines: jeremy corbyn says his shadow chancellor is right to point out that a labour government would need to be ready for all eventualities, including a run on the pound. if we're going to move into government we need to know what we're going to do, that's set out in our manifesto and we're putting a lot more detail into that, that's what this conference is about and that's what all the policy developments are about, but also look at all the scenarios that we might face. theresa may and the eu's donald tusk have been discussing brexit at downing street, and he says there's been no real progress in the negotiations. victims of the contaminated blood scandal of the 19705 and 19805, have won a
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