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today at five... a report says pilot error and ineffective safety measures caused the shoreham airshow crash which killed 11 people. investigators say the pilot flew the vintage aircraft too low and too slowly to complete the loop. and they said he could have taken action to abort his display even after he'd started the manoeuvre. we'll have the latest from shoreham in a moment, and we'll be talking to the local mp. the other main stories on bbc news at five... first—round results are coming in in the elections for the northern ireland assembly. im in belfast, where sinn fein and the dup, the two main parties in the assembly that collapsed in january, are dominating the sport. cumbria police are criticised for a "catalogue of failures" in their investigation into the death of toddler poppi worthington. theresa may criticises the scottish government, accusing
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it of "tunnel—vision nationalism". a room with no view in bethlehem — banksy‘s latest project, a hotel in the west bank. and hugh bonneville as lord mountbatten in viceroy‘s house. we'll find out what mark kermode thinks of that and the rest of the week's releases in the film review at 5.45. good evening. it's five o'clock. our main story... air accident investigators say the shoreham airshow crash which killed 11 people was caused by the pilot flying too low and too slowly. a vintage jet performing a loop crashed onto the a27 at the annual airshow in august 2015. in their report, the investigators
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say the pilot could have taken action to abort the display, even after he'd begun maneouvre. duncan kennedy is in shoreham. yes, good evening from shoreham and the place where the accident happened just over 18 months ago. the jet happened just over 18 months ago. thejet came happened just over 18 months ago. the jet came down just over there. right next to the a27, causing that carnage and death. today, we had this. we're what happened. in short, this. we're what happened. in short, this was a case of the pilot flying too slow and too low. but there were other contributory factors in this, including the way that the show was organised. the families of the 11 men who lost their lives have now read this report and many have said that this was an accident that should never have happened. this was the hawker hunter jet at the centre of the shoreham air crash.
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a vintage aircraft that would later disintegrate among a crowded road. this is the jet over the shoreham area the day of the accident. it was during one manoeuvre that this happened. the jet crashed by the a27 that ran alongside the showground. oh, my god! the fireball engulfed drivers and bystanders. a disaster measured in seconds that gave little chance of escape. 11 men were killed, it was the worst airshow accident in britain in more than 60 years. among those who died was mark reeves, a plane enthusiast. his family today gave their reaction to the accident report. they thought it was right in pointing to a combination of pilot error and inadequate preparations by
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organisers that lay at the heart of this tragedy. obviously, the aaib were brought in to discover the cause of the crash based on fact, they were not there to attribute blame and they have determined the cause. in that sense, we are satisfied, but obviously, it has exposed a lot of key flaws in the running of airshows. air accident investigators produced this video today of what they believe happened. they say the pilot was 300ft lower than he should have been at the start of the manoeuvre and there was not enough engine thrust or speed. the aircraft was too low to perform the loop and it may be the pilot misread his height instruments. he was not trained to escape the accident in the hawker hunter. he hit the ground. investigators will not say the crash
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was avoidable but that a number of factors combined to cause it. that included pilot error. an escape manoeuvre was possible and could have been conducted by the aircraft but with some additional work, we found there are all sorts of human performance limitations that might have prevented the pilot from recognising he was too low or that an escape manoeuvre was necessary or possible from that position. the pilot of the jet was andy hill, he survived with serious injuries but has no memory of the crash. today's report suggests he may have confused his speed and altitude with other aircraft he had flown. the report also found there were deficiencies with organisation and maintenance. the aircraft did not comply with its permit to fly. there was a lack of clarity over who at the airshow was responsible for safety. controls to protect the public were ineffective. the organisers of the show here say
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that today's report clearly points to pilot error as being because of the tragedy. they say that the a lwa ys the tragedy. they say that the always worked hard to make sure the show was safe and successful. but they also accept that there are findings in the report on which they will need to analyse and reflect on. today's final accident report has a nswered today's final accident report has answered the technical questions of what and why this crash happened. that might give some measure of understanding and comfort to the relatives and friends of those who died. what happens now? the police investigation will continue into the pilot, andy hill. yet been questioned under caution and faces investigation by police for manslaughter. separately, we could 110w manslaughter. separately, we could now have the start of the inquests. the coroner has been postponing the start of those de laet accident
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investigators to make their report. now the report has been published. it might be that she wants to state a date for the inquests. for the families, this story about the shoreham airshow crash and the display has not yet run its course. and i'll be talking to the mp for shoreham, tim loughton, just after 5.30. the first results from northern ireland's second election in ten months have been announced. there's been a big increase in turnout compared to last year's election, up more than 10% in some constituencies. the final make—up of the assembly isn't expected to be clear until tomorrow. let's join annita mcveigh, who's in belfast. thank you. welcome to the titanic exhibition centre. the votes for the
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belfast constituencies are being counted here. some pot issues in this election campaign have called for change. they have asked voters to give their votes across the traditional community divide and lines so that that would bring about change at stormont. but on this trend of the seats declared so far, it looks like we might well be returning to what we had before. the domination of the dup and sinn fein. let's ta ke domination of the dup and sinn fein. let's take you through the 27 seats that have been declared out of 90 so far. sinn fein performing strongly with 14 far. sinn fein performing strongly with 1a seats so far. the dup, eight seats. the ulster unionist party, one seat. the alliance party, they are on three seats. at the moment, the national eisteddfod elp have one seatin the national eisteddfod elp have one seat in this election so far. —— the
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nationalist blu. what is this mean for the future of devolved government in northern ireland? i will be talking to a representative from sinn fein shortly, but first molest up to ian paisley shortly, but first molest up to ian paisleer. thank you forjoining us. paisleer. thank you forjoining us. as things stand, it looks like the dup and sinn fein will continue to dominate at stormont. perhaps a very narrow margin in terms of the number of seats between your party and sinn fein. what you think of the dup performance so far? it will be a close result between the two parties in terms of seats. certainly, i think we will win the popular vote in the country. in this year of seats, it will be close. this is what this election was largely about. sinn fein did not like the fa ct about. sinn fein did not like the fact that last year they plateaued and there was a huge difference in
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seats last year. ten seats last year. they wanted to reset that. they pressed the reboot button. we will have to work with that, it is what the people want. we will cross the bridges as the contours. what is important as that —— is that the people of northern ireland want a local assembly with local people taking decisions and i think we need to get on without as soon as possible. are you saying that the dup has no appetite for a return to direct rule or even perhaps another election? my goodness, my party fought to end direct rule and get a local assembly, restored after the 1972 party collapsed. having an assembly is an ambition for unionism and is very important for us. if shields in what direct rule, we will happily work with it. —— if sinn fein want. we will get more things
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for unionism. is this in the interests of sinn fein other country? no, it is not. local people taking decisions reflect the needs of the community, that is much more in keeping with what has happened. we could have as many elections about this as we want. the country is divided the weight is divided. there will be a unionist, nationalist split. we're saying to all parties, work with us, let's make this country work together. we know that the sinn fein leader in northern ireland has said she would not return to devolved government with arlene foster as first minister, potentially. but as the dup prepared to compromise to get this assembly back in a shorter time frame, rather than longer time frame? if so, where does the compromise, from? my goodness, we have made massive compromises to have made massive compromises to have this process. we share power, even though we are the largest
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party. we would be entitled to have majority rule under normal circumstances. so majority rule under normal circumstances. so we are majority rule under normal circumstances. so we are in a process where we are demonstrating compromise. we have done that with our walk, not our talk in the last ten years. is more compromise needed? people would say there always is but it takes two to tango. sinn fein would need to compromise as well. for example, saying to unionists, if you let this doesn't, we will not work with them. if i said, if you elect michelle 0'neill, we would work with her, it is silly. it is a red line that sinn fein cannot hold. gerry adams has already dismissed it and said he made no red lines going into negotiations. let's work on that basis. 0k. ian paisley, thank you very much. i will put that fought to gerry kelly of sinn fein, mla for north belfast. ian paisley signjust
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now, it takes two to tango in terms of compromise. sinn fein's president, gerry adams, saying there should not be any red lines, but there seems to be red lines in terms of working with arlene foster. so where will compromise, from from sinn fein? this is a good day for sinn fein? this is a good day for sinn fein? this is a good day for sinn fein but a very good day for those who believe in political integrity and equality. secondly, in terms of compromise, we have the agreements. this is not about a new agreement. we already have the agreements. this is about very important aspects connected to equality that have been reneged on by the dup and at times by the british government. this is about the meditation. that is where we're going. if it is compromise, it is one that says, we treat people with respect. despite the fact we disagree on many things, we also agree on many things. people want to
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move forward. i have to say this. it isa move forward. i have to say this. it is a phenomenon with the views of people on the doorsteps talking about the dup and arlene foster.m this a mandate from your photos to effectively ta ke this a mandate from your photos to effectively take into your position, or is ita effectively take into your position, or is it a mandate from your voters to move forward, progress and trying get this assembly and running in a short time frame? the mandate is about moving forward. it gives us the power to do that. we want to move forward. we believe in institutions. michelle 0'neill move forward. we believe in institutions. michelle o'neill is our new leader here. what is happening today shows the type of leadership she has. it shows the type of legacy martin mcguinness has. yes, it is the way forward. we wa nt to has. yes, it is the way forward. we want to be in talks. yes, michelle o'neill want to be in talks. yes, michelle 0'neill has already called for talks. we can do it today, tomorrow or on sunday. can she worked with
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arlene foster? if the two parties are quite close together, close of an last time and in terms of the number of seats, what impact will this have? we don't want to pick the leader of unionism. no more than they will pick our leader. however, arlene foster was the minister when this happened. she has to share responsibility for it as the minister. martin mcguinness said, look, the best thing to do was this. she refused, because of her arrogance, and she was asked to stand down. we will go into negotiations with whoever is in the dup, ulster unionists, sdlp, the alliance and go into talks. but she will not be, until this investigation is finished, the deputy first minister or first minister. argue for your time. -- thank you for your time. it seems to bea thank you for your time. it seems to be a red line is that fein are concerned that their leader in northern ireland, michelle 0'neill,
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will not go into discussions or not consider setting up a new assembly with horror as deputy first minister and arlene foster potential as first minister, if that is the way the arrangement falls again. until that enquiry into the renewable heating scheme, the botched heating scheme, that was the straw that broke the camel's back. although the relationship between the parties had deteriorated since last year, that particular row was what brought the assembly down injanuary. there seems to be a red line evidence and very ha rd seems to be a red line evidence and very hard to figure out how the parties can overcome difficulties in the three weeks they have to be declaring a new first minister and deputy first minister. we'll have much more in this through the evening. thank you very much for now. some of the other stories making bbc news at five. significant quantities of human remains have been found at the site of a former home for unmarried mothers and their babies
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in county galway in ireland. the discovery was made by a forensic team investigating reports that nearly 800 children died at the institution in tuam. the online taxi company uber says it will appeal after losing a high court challenge about english language tests for drivers. transport for london says the tests a re necessary for customer safety and public protection. sir rod stewart has offered his "deepest apologies" after being filmed apparently staging a mock execution in the desert. the singer said the footage had been misinterpreted and that he and his friends were playing game of thrones. the clip has been deleted from his wife's instagram account. the international red cross says its staff in the iraqi city of mosul have been treating victims of chemical weapons attacks, as thousands more refugees flee the city after iraqi
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forces launched their latest attack to try to dislodge islamic state forces two weeks ago. in a bbc interview, a senior is commander, who was recently captured by iraqi forces, has sought to justify the group's practice of using so—called "human shields." wyre davies reports. next to the rubble of mosul‘s bombed—out university, a new campus has been hurriedly built. a refugee camp for 30,000 people. it was only opened two days ago, but aid agencies say it will be full within a week. for these people, freedom of sorts after almost three years under the rule of so—called islamic state. there are thought to be 750,000 civilians trapped inside western mosul.
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under siege without food or water and in fear of their lives, some have managed to escape. it is one of the worst crises in the last decade. so, yes, if you can see around and you talk to people, you cannot deny this. fighting is still heavy but government troops say they are easing islamic state's grip on mosul. its last major stronghold in iraq. with is threatening to kill those who leave the city and relentless shelling from the government side, escape is not easy. this family was inside the western part of the city this morning. as they escaped, there was fighting going on inside their house. two members of the security forces that freed them were killed. according to these civilians, many more are being kept by so—called islamic state as human shields. this man tries to defend the practice of using human shields in mosul. a senior islamic state commander, he has admitted
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to sending suicide bombers, including boys, to attack iraqi cities. at a detention centre where he is being held in northern iraq, he spoke to the bbc in a rare interview. translation: anyone who is in danger hides himself behind the others. it is like if you're drowning, you might drag someone down with you. even a member of your family. in order to survive, people do everything they can, even if it means using humans as shields. that warped logic is rejected by this man. having escaped mosul with his family of six and surviving for now in a cold refugee camp. under is, having a simple sim card fora phone, ora woman refusing to cover her face, can mean certain death. translation: my kids have not been to school for three years and we lived in constant fear of upsetting the islamists. is might be facing imminent defeat in mosul, but the scars run
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unimaginably deep for those who suffered at their hands. police investigated the death of a baby cumbria have been heavily criticised as disorganised and having an unstructured approach. poppi worthington was 13 months old when she collapsed at her home in barrow—in—furness in december 2012. the independent police complaints commission found that the investigation into her death wasn't fit for purpose. judith moritz reports. poppi worthington only lived for 13 months. she was found with serious injuries at her home in barrow in 2012. the investigation which followed her death was so flawed that four years on, serious failings are still coming to light. the watchdog, the ipcc, has published a report levelling heavy criticism at cumbria police. the investigator found
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evidence there had been an unstructured investigation, essentially not fit for purpose. we found concerns in relation to the way that the scene where poppi had been managed. the report details a catalogue of mistakes made by detectives. crucial evidence was thrown away. witnesses were not interviewed for eight months. there was enough evidence to arrest poppi's father on day one. but paul worthington has never faced charges, although a high courtjudge ruled he had probably sexually assaulted his daughter shortly before her death. he has always denied this. for most people, this is incomprehensible that the father was not investigated immediately. by the time the trail was picked up, it had gone cold and so probably, there will never be justice for poppi worthington and that is a terrible thing. the ipcc found that two detectives who led the investigation had cases
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to answer for gross misconduct. both are now retired. they waited until they got a firm report by the pathologist with firm conclusions. that took seven months and in that seven months, the whole investigation went into suspended animation. that was wholly unacceptable because that was seven months lost. a new inquest will be held in may and poppi's mother says that the police failings have left her deeply and profoundly distressed. the government says it's likely to refer a proposed £12 billion merger between sky and 21st century fox to the media regulator ofcom. concerns about broadcasting standards and competition have been raised over what would be one of the biggest ever media mergers in uk history. theresa may has attacked the snp, saying the party is obsessed with independence, regardless
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of fact and reality. speaking at the scottish conservative conference in glasgow, the prime minister accused the scottish government of "neglecting and mismanaging" public services in scotland, and said it's the poorest and most vulnerable people who benefit most from the union between scotland and the rest of the uk. let's cross to glasgow and to our correspondent, glenn campbell. theresa may came here to glasgow to make the case for scotland stay in the united kingdom. she said it was a personal priority of horrors to maintain, which she calls our precious union. —— it was a personal priority of horrors... . teletext is not a game. government is not a platform from which to present constitutional obsessions. it is about taking a serious
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decisions to improve people's lives. a tunnel vision nationalism which focuses on independence at any cost sells scotland short. theresa may says the snp are so obsessed with independence that they are neglecting and mismanaging public services in scotland, like education. the snp's deputy leader, angus robertson, hit back, saying it was mind—boggling hypocrisy. that was mind—boggling hypocrisy. that was echoed by former snp leader alexander. —— alex salmond. in scotland, we have a full share of problems in the book services but health service is performing incomparably better. the prison
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service is in a much better state. and in terms of education, 55% of scottish youngsters are going on to higher education. 10% higher than in england. rather than criticise nicola sturgeon, the first minister re—elected by the scottish people with a massive majority over last year after ten yea rs with a massive majority over last year after ten years in government, theresa may should reflect on the fa ct theresa may should reflect on the fact she has been elected by nobody. what theresa may did not see today is whether or not she would be prepared to plan the scottish government the power to hold another independence referendum if that is what the smp come to demand. neither the theresa may give us much more detail about what would happen to devolve powers in the event of brexit. she said that no powers would be taken away from the scottish parliament. the snp say that powers over fishing and farming should be fully devolved to holyrood. on that, mrs may would
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only say that she would look to see powers operated at the right level to ensure the uk continues to operate effectively. glenn campbell, thank you. the artist banksy has unveiled an installation in the west bank near bethlehem. it's a ten—room hotel which is expected to be run as a sustainable, locally—staffed business. the hotel contains new banksy artworks and stencils for guests to make their own art. our correspondent alex forsyth has been to look around. this is banksy‘s latest creation, it is a hotel in bethlehem, it is called the walled off, which is a play on the famous waldorf, and the reason for that is that it is situated just feet from the barrier which separates the west bank from israel. more than just a business, this is a political statement by banksy, a comment on what he sees as the plight of palestinians. it has come as a surprise to people living here,
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nobody knew he was behind it until today. we can take a first glimpse at what he has created, so let's take a look inside. this is the reception, it leads through to the lounge area, and everything in here was designed by banksy. it has taken some 1a months to create. he fully funded the project, although he will not say how much it costs. he describes it as the hotel with the worst view in the world. that is because if you look to the windows you can see the wall which is so nearby. that was built by the israelis and they say it is essential for their security and to prevent terror attacks. many palestinians feel that it encroaches on their freedom. if you look around this hotel, you can see on the walls there are symbols of banksy‘s view on the situation here, his political comment. it's not the first time he's been in this area, he has painted on the wall itself in the past. some have criticised him for that, saying he is normalising the wall
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and that should not be the case. his argument is that he is raising awareness and the team behind this hotel are keen to stress that it employs local staff, some 45 people, and it is run by a local palestinian. there are nine rooms, the prices start at $30 a night, but they say that this is not a moneymaking operation, instead this is about raising awareness. our correspondent in bethlehem. this is bbc news at five. coming up... we'll be catching up with what's going on in hull as it embraces its new status as the city of culture. huthackman returns as wolverine in marvel blockbuster logan. we'll get mark kermode's take on this plus the other new cinema releases in the film review. that is at 5:45 p.m.. time for a look at the weather. it looks like northern scotland is
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the place to be for a decent sunset this evening, because elsewhere are a lot of cloud and rain spreading ever northwards, showers following along to the south and west, and they will drift their way further eastwards overnight, through this evening and overnight. a further band of rain working up from the south, a first band get into northern ireland and into scotland, turning wintry over higher ground. major towns and cities, 4—8 by dawn. it will be a missable day in the eastern side of scotland, wet, windy and chilly. —— miserable. rain early on in northern ireland gradually eases northwards. across the bulk of england and wales, not so bad, but a role reversal by thursday, england
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and wales quite wet and windy, but scotla nd and wales quite wet and windy, but scotland and northern ireland, nowhere near as much rain, ten or 11 degrees in the london area. this is bbc news at five, the headlines: air—accident investigators say the pilot of the shoreham airshow crash was flying too low and too slow when he started a loop. their report found the display could have been aborted, even after he'd started the manoeuvre. 11 people were killed in the crash. sinn fein has increased its share of the vote in the northern ireland elections and is expected to have almost as many seats as the democratic unionist party when all the results are finally through, probably some time tomorrow. the police force which investigated the sudden death of 13—month—old poppi worthington has been criticised for failing to examine claims she was sexually abused by her father. we will talk more about the report
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into the shoreham air disaster shortly, but right now we will catch up shortly, but right now we will catch up with all the latest sports news, coming this evening from lizzie greenwood—hughes. good evening. england are on their way to setting west indies a reasonable target in the opening one—day international. after a shaky start in antigua where they lost the openers early, including new test captainjoe root, out for four after only five balls, they then rallied — one—day skipper eoin morgan showing the way with a half century and still in on 93. he and ben stokes then piled on the runs, stokes reminding everyone why he's the ipl‘s most expensive player, making a fast 55. the latest score is england are around 269—5. andy murray is through to the final
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of the dubai championships. he took the first set 7—5, coming back after a wobble in the middle of the first add. he hasjust won a wobble in the middle of the first add. he has just won the second 6—1. he is playing in his first tournament since the australian open due to a bout of shingles. laura muir's quest for double gold at the european indoor athletics is on course after she qualified for both the 1500m and the 3000m final — one of three britons to make the final over the longer distance. it's going to be a busy weekend for muir. the 23—year—old scot ran two heats today, this is the 1500m, which she won to guarantee a slot in tomorrow's final, and a few hours earlier she came fifth in the 3000m, just doing enough to make sunday's final. this morning it was quite difficult, there was no point wasting energy when i didn't need to, i looked at
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the times, i knew i was safe, enough to qualify. today i did not want to leave it outside the top two, because you don't know what the needs are going to do. hopefully the legs will be all right tomorrow. british boxers david haye and tony bellew have weighed in ahead of their heavyweight fight in london tomorrow. no title is on the line, but it hasn't stopped their aggressive verbal clashes in the build—up. earlier in the week, the british boxing board of control had to warn the pair over their conduct. bellew is stepping up from cruiserweight to heavyweight for the first time. he weighed in over 15st 3lb, while haye was nearly a stone heavier at 16st 9oz. prepared, ready to perform for a two—round fight, i know he is. he is a manufactured heavyweight, not a real heavyweight in a million years. aesthetically, he looks fantastic, but when you get close to him, he is trembling. he is not as confident,
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and he does not believe the things he is saying. i look at him, he is actually trembling. i hoped he would look a bit more physically impressive, that i would see some remnants of some abdominal muscles or some sort, but he looked very smooth. he didn't look good in my opinion. it doesn't bode well for him. i have knocked out guys a lot bigger, stronger, more athletic than him. i don't see what he can do other than get smashed pretty quick. great britain's sophie thornhill beat team—mate lora fachie to tandem pursuit gold on day one of the para track world championships in los angeles. piloted by corrine hall, this was thornhill‘s fifth world title. this is an important competition for visually impaired athletes hoping to gain qualification points towards next yea r‘s commonwealth games. we didn't even know we were having a world championships until seven weeks ago, to come away with a world title, we jumped on
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weeks ago, to come away with a world title, wejumped on the bike, it just sort of place, and seven weeks later we are on the top step of the podium. —— it's just later we are on the top step of the podium. —— it'sjust sort later we are on the top step of the podium. —— it's just sort of clicked. england at 292-5, you can read all about that on the bbc sport website. olly foster will have a full round—up in sportsday had 6:30, joining them. we will talk more now about the final report into the shoreham airshow disaster two years ago. 11 people were killed, and the report concludes that the pilot of the vintagejet, which crashed onto a main road, could have acted to abort his display. air accident in the aid is said his manoeuvre started to low and too slowly. —— air accident investigators. let's speak now to tim loughton, mp for east worthing and shoreham. hejoins me now, good evening. i
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wonder, having read this report, whether you feel this dreadful accident could actually have been avoided? well, let's say this is a really important day for not only the families of the victims on that tragic day back in 2015, it is a big day for the local community that was so day for the local community that was so impacted by this accident. this isa so impacted by this accident. this is a very thorough report, the aaib have done a really good job, but it raises serious questions about why the plane was going to low, too slow, why there was no escape manoeuvre, but also questions about who owns the risk, i think that is one of the phrases, on the ground for the preparations that were made and should have been in place to make people safer. so there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered out of this report, and now it is over to the police to
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make a decision as to whether there are any criminal investigations that would end up in prosecutions, and then for the coroner to do her work as well. but this is answering quite as well. but this is answering quite a lot of those questions that families have waited for 18 months to get to the heart, and they have left no stone unturned in this report, which i commend them on. do you understand the anger of some of the families who have said that the civil aviation authority and the organisers have much to answer for? yes, andi organisers have much to answer for? yes, and i think anyone will agree with that, despite the fact that the shoreham airshow had been going for 26 years, part of the local calendar, with a safety record that had been very good, and the safety record of all civilian airshows has been very good. and yet 11 people lost their lives, and frankly, if circumstances had been different, the death toll could have been even greater. so why was the pilot
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piloting his plane where he actually was? is there culpability here? that isa was? is there culpability here? that is a matter for the was? is there culpability here? that is a matterfor the police. and what explanations are there from the organisers as to why various risk control was not up to scratch? a lot of this will be addressed by the new recommendations that have come in as a result of this report and some of the inter—room reports, some of which the caa have already put into action, but there will need to be a lot of convincing that risk has been minimised as much as possible for airshows to go ahead in the future. all right, tim loughton, mp for ease to worthing and shoreham, thanks for your time tonight. hull is the city of culture for 2017, so how has it been received in these first few weeks of music, arts and performances?
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music plays. someone who's been at the heart of it all is the man who won a competition to be the bbc‘s face of hull for 2017, kofi smiles — he joins me now from queen victoria square. you had better explain to people who don't know, how did that come about? what make you the face of hull? well, i will be experiencing hull's time as the city of culture, going around, reviewing, presenting at all the amazing events throughout 2017. andy walsh in queen victoria square, explain what that is behind you. —— and you are in. what, this little thing? this is a blade, actually the blade which was handbuilt by workers
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at the siemens factory here. it is 70 meters long, it is hollow, an amazing symbol of the future of hull, and behind me we have got the city hall and the art gallery, which we re city hall and the art gallery, which were key features in the display in january which saw 350,000 people enter the square and watch a brilliant light and sound display about macro's history. —— about hull's history. 100,000 people have visited since january, the cafe has been running out of food, and the floor has seen so many people that it is wearing out, they will have to get someone to repair it. this is our beautiful queen victoria square. a sure our beautiful queen victoria square. asure sign our beautiful queen victoria square. a sure sign that they are busy, i hope they are not running out of coffee as well! we have got a big programme coming out tonight, but what stands out for you? what might
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we be watching tumour it is a look back at everything that has been happening in hull since january. if four people who are unfortunately not living in hull, it is the chance to see what we have been up to. you will see clips from the light show, the exhibition, previews of the hypocrite, and you will see what has been happening with the wonderful installations here, and a little sneak peek at what is happening throughout seasons two and three, throughout seasons two and three, through the rest of the year, the royal ballet are coming to the newly renovated theatre. there is a lot happening, have you been to hull before? i was there last year, i saw all the preparations. brilliant, so you know what the vibe is like here, but imagine it's dialled up to 11, because people are beginning to
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witness what it is like, so much to offer. it is going to be fantastic. the show is not going to be able to show the passion of what is going on in hull, you will have to come to experience it, this is the moment to come to hull, because i can guarantee it won't be anybody‘s last time they visit. kofi, thanks, it won't be the last time we visit either. that programme is on tonight at 8:30. air—accident investigators say the pilot of the vintage jet jet which crashed at the shoreham airshow, killing 11 people, was flying too low and too slowly. in northern ireland's assembly election, where about a third of results are in, sinn fein are expected to close the gap in terms of seats with the largest party, the ulster unionists. turnout was up by more than 10% in some areas. theresa may has accused the snp of neglecting public services in scotland, because it's obsessed
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with the issue of independence. now on bbc news, a look ahead to sportsday at 6:30 tonight. such a busy day already, with andy murray in action, england's cricketers are also playing in the west indies, and it's the first day of competition at the european indoor athletics in belgrade. on sportsday tonight, we'll also look at another development in the alberto salazar story, mo farah's coach is under investiagation by the us anti—doping agency, and more details of their inquiry have been leaked. we'll be speaking to the man who first revealed the claims that cast doubt on the american's practices. and we will of course mark your card for the premier legaue this wekekend. i'm joined by dean saunders, as we cast an eye over the fixtures, inclduing what should be a great match at anfield bewteen liverpool and arsenal. that's all on sportsday at 6:30 with me, olly foster. now on bbc news, it's time for the film review.
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