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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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
BBC News
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
BBC News
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
BBC News
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
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
Aug 9, 2017 6:00pm BST
extraordinary turnaround. what is the latest? george, this tale keeps getting stranger. this morning i interviewed him at his hotel. he set his heart was broken, he was on the verge of tea rs. was broken, he was on the verge of tears. then this afternoon a reprieve. his official incubation period ended out 2pm and following an appeal by the botswana federation and a medical, the iaaf said he could run in a time trial in the next 20 minutes. if he gets through you make the semifinals and he'll be running in lane seven. he must go and 20.53 seconds, something he is perfectly capable of but where will his mindset be. and does this set a precedent for other athletes in a similar situation? the iaaf said this morning, there's nothing we wa nt this morning, there's nothing we want more than extraordinary competition in these championships and this situation certainly is extraordinary. a site of a man about to run on his own in front of thousands of people in the lane. natalie, thank you. the new football premier league season gets under way this weekend. spending by british clubs is expect
BBC News
Aug 2, 2017 6:00pm BST
controversial, george, critics will say this is the road towards designer babies. let's be clear, what we are talking about is designing out faulty genes that cause terrible inherited disorders, often fatal. not designing in positive traits. critics say that will come next. couples at risk of passing on a genetic disease already have options, they can have embryo screening through ivf. but this will allow more healthy embryos to be selected for them. let's be clear, we are selected for them. let's be clear, we a re yea rs selected for them. let's be clear, we are years away from potentially curing genetic disorders using gene editing, and still further from enhancing humans. fergus, thank you. four men from the west midlands have been found guilty of plotting a terrorist attack similar to that carried out on the soldier lee rigby. a gang calling themselves "the three musketeers", along with one other man, were planning to attack police and military targets here in the uk. for security reasons, some of the trial had to be held in secret, as phil mackie reports. a major alert near the centre of
BBC News
Jan 10, 2017 6:00pm GMT
, on bbc news. kempton park racecourse, home of the king george vi chase, is set to be closed to make way for 3,000 new homes. the jockey club says it's for the long—term it's for the long—term benefit of racing. the world cup is getting bigger. the governing body of world football, fifa, has approved plans to expand the tournament from 32 to 48 countries by 2026. the new format will feature 16 groups of three teams, with the top two of each group going through to the knock—out stages. there'll now be a total of 80 matches, but the winners will still only play seven games to lift the trophy. the move is projected to generate £800 million in additional revenue for fifa through broadcasting, commercial and match—day income. critics have called it a "money grab and a power grab." from zurich, our sports news correspondent, richard conway, has been talking to fifa's new boss, gianni infantino. fifa has finally cleared a path to a world cup of a8 fifa has finally cleared a path to a world cup of 48 teams from 2026, 16 more countries willjoin football's flagship tournament. speakin
BBC News
Apr 3, 2017 6:00pm BST
attack happened on charged with violent disorder, jac wilder hiding his face, his brother george alone facing a charge of aggravated wounded. daniel davies and his sister danielle, and a fifth man, barry potts. it started outside this pub. two young asylum seekers allegedly confronted by a group of up allegedly confronted by a group of up to 30, one third waiting at a nearby bus stop was dragged in and police say what followed was a horrendous attack. i think this is powered by numbers. so there has been an incident outside the pub, they have obviously picked on three young men. and there was no reason for this attack. and i believe that because of the numbers involved, people have just jumped on because of the numbers involved, people havejustjumped on the back of it and it has turned into this violent brawl where somebody has been viciously beaten and is very lucky not to have lost his life. reker ahmed's friends escaped, he was chased by the group, he got as far as this street corner where he was found with serious injuries. neighbours came to help, unlike, said police, some of his
BBC News
Apr 18, 2017 6:00pm BST
mandate in order to go forward with brexit. back at the bar at the railway station, george fits the profile the prime minister is looking for. he voted labour last time, but is supporting the tories this time. i think they'll negotiate the best deal from the eu for our country's best interests. so everyone has a new talking point. the final decision for many of them, though, is still pending. danny savage, bbc news, dewsbury. so what's been the reaction around the uk to today's announcement? sarah smith, our scotland editor, is in edinburgh, chris buckler is in belfast for us and our wales political editor, nick servini, is in cardiff. first, to sarah smith. nicola sturgeon has described this as a "huge political miscalculation" by theresa may? yes. she thinks it's a miscalculation bass nicola sturgeon believes she can use this election to reinforce her mandate for another referendum on scottish independence. theresa may said there can't be another referendum until well after the uk has left the eu. it will not be brexit that dominates this campaign in scotland, here the arguments a
BBC News
May 30, 2017 6:00pm BST
your report, it was quite a personal attack on jeremy corbyn?m certainly was, george. you can faintly hear the jangling of tory nerves. and ten days out, it is not a time forflowery nerves. and ten days out, it is not a time for flowery language, it is not a time for appeals to the electorate about elegant philosophies, or even, time for more arguments about public services or more new policies on health or on education. this is a time, in their view, to go after the central question, who do the voters trust to ta ke question, who do the voters trust to take the country to the difficult complex of leaving the european union and the tories will no doubt use the kind of confusion we saw from jeremy corbyn over childcare as the kind of evidence to suggest again in his closing moments of the campaign, to suggest that he's just not up to it. no question in the last few days, we have seen the polls tightening and there is a new scepticism on the doorsteps towards the reason may. but with this time to go, they were returning to their core argument and i don't think the tories will budge from
BBC News
Jun 13, 2017 6:00pm BST
pension increases of at least 2.5%, but take care on spending — of warning from george osborne's former chief of staff. the deficit is much lower than it was so if we ease up now we will probably be okfora if we ease up now we will probably be ok for a while but if the shock hit the economy we will be vulnerable and repeat the mistakes of the past. it's a toxic mix, expect less on balancing the books and cutting the debts and more on higher government spending to make everyone's life a little easier. they inquests into the deaths of five of the victims of the london terror attacks have opened and been adjourned. in all, eight people were killed and dozens injured when three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on london bridge, then stabbed people in nearby borough market. united states, but our home affairs correspondent, tom symonds, reports. they were mainly in their 20s and 30s a period of life when a london night out on a warm summer's evening brings such pleasure. the coroner's court heard they were all murdered close to london bridge and the popular brough market. sara zelenak
BBC News
May 3, 2017 6:00pm BST
momentum, heading into the general election on june 8th. george. thank you. it's the most high profile arts prize in britain, and for years it's been the preserve of young british artists. this year, for the first time since 1991, the turner prize has scrapped its age limit and two artists over 50 have made it to the shortlist. 0ur arts correspondent david sillito reports. you certainly did not expect this? no, not at all. not at all. not at all! i mean it does make me laugh. it has been a strange day for lubaina himid. she has painted for more than 35 years and today at the age of 62 she is on the turner prize short list. her paintings bring black lives and faces too often very white art galleries. this is perhaps the signature work, 100 life—size portraits made when... you were 50. i was. did you think that national recognition was probably passed you by then? probably. and now? i hadn't thought about the turner prize in terms of nominations or short listing for a couple of decades. born in zanzibar she has lived and taught here in preston for over 25 yea rs. taught here in preston for
BBC News
May 18, 2017 6:00pm BST
morgan, who has died at the age of 77. let's go back to our main story now, and to george. welcome back to halifax. one of the key themes of the conservative manifesto is fairness across the generations. so, the guarantee of a minimum rise in pensions has gone and the elderly being cared for in their own homes will now see the value of their home count towards the cost of their care — all but £100,000. i've been getting reaction from two generations of voters. a cafe in central halifax and its coffee morning for this group of pensioners. the youngest is 71; the eldest, 90. firstly, are you all going to vote onjune the 8th? all: yes. and maureen, is it time for pensioners to give up some of their money so that other people can benefit? my house, i thought when it was sold the money would go to my children. £100,000 will go to your children, it's the only the amount above that. above that, yes. how do you feel about that? well, i suppose we can't really do anything about it, can we, if they decide to do it? i don't really agree with it but... i don't want to sound rude but some p
BBC News
Oct 20, 2017 6:00pm BST
george w bush saying the bigger dream seems emboldened with ba rack saying the bigger dream seems emboldened with barack obama warning against the politics of division. a letter, written by a passenger the day before the titanic struck an iceberg and sank, is expected to fetch up to £80,000 when it goes under the hammer this weekend. it was written on embossed titanic stationary by an american passenger as he headed home with his wife. the rare letter was found on his body when he was pulled from the atlantic. it's just one of a number of items from the titanic being auctioned off this weekend as duncan kennedy reports. "wow! this boat is a giant in size. and fitted up like a palatial hotel. the words of oscar holverson, from a letter he never sent. dated april 13th, 1912, it was written the day before the titanic hit the iceberg. mr holverson was travelling with his wife, mary. they were first class passengers on board the luxury liner. "so far, we've had good weather. if all goes well, we'll arrive in new york wednesday am." but mr holverson never did. he died with 1500 others.
BBC News
Sep 14, 2017 6:00pm BST
— here's lucy martin. thank you, george, hello and good evening, a fairly cool field to things today, this afternoon saw a mixture of sunny spells and showers, some fairly heavy, they are dying off inland. as we go through this evening and overnight we will continue to see the shower is confined to the coast, this feature brings showers south through scotla nd brings showers south through scotland into northern england and wales. a few showers for northern ireland and south—west of england. further south and east staying largely dry but it will be cold with temperatures in towns and cities 10 celsius, touch cooler in rural areas. a bright start to the date and cold and a few showers around but some good spells of sunshine as well. here we are at 9am, some good spells of sunshine across the south—east, temperatures just in double figures. as we move further west into the south—west of england and wales, a scattering of showers and wales, a scattering of showers and a few showers in the midlands as well. quite a brisk north—westerly breeze from the word go on western coasts. fu
BBC News
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
BBC News
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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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 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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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 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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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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Feb 13, 2017 6:00pm GMT
second take of her tribute to george michael was flawless. # i miss my baby #. applause and then there was the politics. hostjames corden poked fun at himself and at president trump. right, all i'll say is any negative tweets that you see are fake tweets. "persist" was the word on katy perry's arm, a political statement from an artist who campaigned for and even dressed like hillary clinton. a tribe called quest and busta rhymes were even less subtle, urging resistance. i just want to beg president agent 0range to perpetuate none of the evil that you have perpetuated throughout the united states. this was billed as a battle between beyonce and adele, but behind that simple summary was a deeper layer of questions, not least about race and a country where cultures continue to clash. james cook, bbc news, at the grammy awards in los angeles. time now for a look at the weather withjohn time now for a look at the weather with john hammond, and time now for a look at the weather withjohn hammond, and some warm weather at last. we are heading in the right direction, slowly. remember yes
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May 31, 2017 6:00pm BST
now, from cambridge, it's back to george. a breast surgeon has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for carrying out needless and life—changing operations on patients. ian paterson, who's 59, was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three of unlawful wounding at a trial last month. jurors were told he exaggerated the risk of cancer to persuade his patients to consent to surgery. though the case related to ten patients, it's thought many more could have been affected. our health editor, hugh pym, reports. a rogue surgeon who thought he was untouchable. he had the total trust of vulnerable patients, but he maimed and mutilated them. now ian paterson is behind bars. he caused me to have 23 operations. some of his victims who suffered from the operations he carried out gathered before the sentencing this morning. then they marched together into nottingham crown court determined to seejustice being done. many warned of a cancer risk had breast surgery which proved to be unnecessary. they sat in court watching ian paterson, head bowed in the dock. sentencing him, mrjustice
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Jul 3, 2017 6:00pm BST
this evening. robert. george, hundreds of islanders have waited today for a day when their suffering would be acknowledge it and when in independent voices catalogued failure. this is a report about children trapped in establishments with abusive carers and little access to outside help. in the last half—hour, jersey's government has a knowledge those failures and apologised again. it says it will act on every recommendation the report has put forward. i used to be woken up some nights with screaming from the boys. he hung himself. don't say anything to anybody. the island ofjersey, proud and independent, but according to the report, an island whose attitude to children in the care system was indefensible. chair frances oldham said children had been abandoned in a system with no regard to their rights and needs. the panel identified what she termed the jersey way. the expression is said to refer to the maintenance of proud and ancient traditions and the preservation of the island's way of life. using the expression in a pejorative way, it is said to involve the production of powerf
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Jul 31, 2017 6:00pm BST
programme. for now, george, back to you. sophie, thank you. a serving royal marine who made and stashed potentially deadly bombs for a dissident republican terror group in northern ireland has been jailed for 18 years. ciaran maxwell, who's now been discharged, led a double life — a proud commando training hard with his brothers—in—arms, while at the same time supplying continuity ira with explosives and ammunition. june kelly reports. soon after he signed up, ciaran maxwell became the enemy within the royal marines. the seemingly proud commando was an opponent of the state in uniform. on facebook, he posted this video of his training exercises, as he was supposedly serving queen and country. in reality, his six—year career was spent servicing the dissident irish republican group the continuity ira, as a bomb maker. he was a very accomplished and sophisticated bomb maker who could have supplied these devices over a long period of time to violent dissident republicans. undoubtedly, i believe that by being caught now, lives have been saved. maxwell came from northern ireland, and
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Aug 7, 2017 6:00pm BST
you. it is busy, george, but the trains have been replaced by noisy diggers in this part of waterloo. this is possibly the biggest and most complex engineering that this train station has seen in a century. ten platforms are closed until august 29, the day after the bank holiday. that is practically half the station. it is going to involve around 1000 engineers and on—site workers doing shifts around the clock. what they are basically doing, i don't know if you can see it, is extending the platforms to allow longer trains. this will eventually mean an extra a5,000 passengers will be able to go to and from waterloo during rush hour every day. that's the game. but the pain is big disruption. but for months now, the real bosses have been urging passengers to work from home, find alternative routes, even go on holiday. they do seem to be heeding that. because we have had no payoffs today. one commuter said it was the best to meet the dive had. it was so quiet on the trains today. —— the best commute the dive had. we will have to see how things develop over the coming weeks
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Jan 25, 2017 6:00pm GMT
throwback to the george bush era, talking of enhanced interrogation techniques and extraordinary rendition, waterboarding. the kind of methods which can be used against potential terrorists outside of america, at guantanamo bay, reversing the policies which have been introduced by 0bama to stop torture which had been voted on by congress. this is controversial star. he will face opposition from republicans and democrats and even maybe his own defence secretary —— this is controversial stuff. thanks. the prime minister says the government will, after all, publish a detailed policy document setting out its plans for leaving the eu. theresa may has been under pressure from labour and some of her own mps to lay out her plans in what's called a white paper. legislation to trigger the formal process of leaving the eu is set to be introduced tomorrow. 0ur deputy political editor john pienaar reports. remember him in the goggles? a once dominant pm out on his ear when britain chose brexit. what happens next? david cameron's doing charity work now, today visiting a medical research la
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May 24, 2017 6:00pm BST
arrest in libya. i wonder if you can give us the latest. george, in fact there have been two arrests. the father of salman abedi and his younger brother. both were arrested here in libya. we'll soon know that salman abedi has travelled to the country many times. the country he was travelling too was one that has been collapsing under its own civil war but also in the midst of a fight against extremism, both the so—called islamic state and al-qaeda. something like three and a half thousand libya ns al-qaeda. something like three and a half thousand libyans left here after the battle and travelled to syria. then those fighters, many of whom joined the islamic state in syria, started coming home. they have since been driven out of their seven base that is what this southern base but they are still incredibly active. that big question of whether salman abedi was part of a wider network, there were plenty of goals that would open out into the network of extremism here in libya. thank you very much. just to say that the bbc‘s question time will be coming from salford tomorrow n
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Oct 11, 2017 6:00pm BST
than 13 years. one of those targeted was the former chancellor, george osborne, seen here at the zebra crossing. ringleader claude parkinson and two other teenagers singled out pedestrians texting or making calls before mounting the pavement and snatching their phones. as we've reported before, there's been an alarming rise in the number of acid attacks on british streets. plans to restrict the sales of corrosive substances are now under way. in bangladesh, where acid attacks were a common occurrence, new laws have seen a dramatic fall. bangladeshi women who've survived attacks are now raising awareness here in britain. tulip mazumdar has met some of them and just to warn you, some of their injuries are very severe. these women were expected to run and hide from the world after they were attacked with acid. today, though, they‘ re doing the opposite. but it has been a long and painful process for them to get to this point. i put lipstick on my lips and i changed my hairstyle. so really looking nice. nahar was 15 when she rejected the advances of a teenage boy in bangladesh. and
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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