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i'm here ready to work on the team. what is that moment like, you've done it before, of course, when you come back here and are greeted by friends and family at the airport? it's completely overwhelming. you don't realise how much the nation are supporting you until you walk in here, and people are asking me for photographs and telling me they've watched the event and were screaming at the tv which means everything to us. at the tv which means everything to us. what about broadly reflecting now on the success us. what about broadly reflecting now on the success of the team and how they have done? now on the success of the team and how they have done ?|i now on the success of the team and how they have done? i think how they have “m72 f? ' equite "” their dreams, just be so proud of should just be so proud of themselves because this moment, going to the winter olympics is a dream people of held close to them for maybe eight years, and that's a lifetime worth of horrible training and they have done their best and i'm really proud of everyone and to bring home a five medals between us isa bring home a five medals between us is a huge achievement. have you got another olympic games in you, do you think? it's a hard question at this time but i'm just enjoying showing
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people these medals, the first time i've worn them together and then we will see what happens. congratulations and the rest of her team—mates are due back here at terminal five just after 2pm this afternoon. thank you. time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. the so—called beast from the east are starting to arrive because we have got high pressure centred over scandinavia drawing the over russia where it was “41 this morning for the next few days will get colder and colder as ashley as the wind picks up and we see more snow falling as well. there has been some snow today, beautiful weather watcher picture and it's dry at the moment so it's fine, powdery snow. it is icing sugar sort of day really. a couple of snow flurries over lincolnshire. at eastern scotland. dryer towards the west but feeling colder than it did yesterday because there is more cloud around.
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those snow showers will continue into the evening. then, during the first part of the night, a lot will fade away because we have got a band of thick cloud bringing more organised spells of snow into eastern scotland, north—east england, the midlands by the end of the night and coming into the cold air, widespread frost too. into the morning, we have two amber snow warnings from the met office. the first one is this persistent line of snow showers in the south—east of england known as the thames tickler. if you remember that, you'll remember everything. snow, frequent snow in the morning, running across parts of yorkshire, lincolnshire, maybe greater manchester, north eastern part of england eventually pushing into wales. thou worst of it in the morning. snow showers on the east of the uk, always worst in east because the wind is coming off the north sea. those other temperatures, barely getting above freezing, i think it will feel colder in the wind. as we head into wednesday, attention turns north. and amber
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snow warning from the met office. 5-10 snow warning from the met office. 5—10 centimetres, maybe more than that. drifting over the hills. frequent snow showers, maybe thunder snow and lightning. there will be some snow showers around elsewhere but not to the same extent as we are seeing in the north—east and maybe some sunshine around as well. the wind will be stronger by the time we get to wednesday. these other temperatures. this is what it will feel like, —10. it starts to feel cold and then we could get another burst of snow arriving thursday and friday. low—pressure coming into the cold air. we could see snow as we head into thursday. southern england, wales, the midlands and on friday, the snow moving northward and it's going to bring some disruption. darren, thank you. now, a look at the sport.
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well he has had a fantatstic career but former ireland number eight jamie heaslip has been forced to retire due to medical advice at the age of 34... a once—club man with leinster, he toured twice with the british and irish lions and won 95 caps for his country. our rugby reporter chris jones has more. he was due to start with ireland at the end of the six nations last year but he pulled out in the warm up with what seemed to be an innocuous injury but turns out to be anything but — he has not played since and is now called time on a fantastic career for ireland, leinster and the british and irish lions. his performance against south africa for the lions in 20091 of the great individual displays. is a dynamic ball carrying back row
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forward. on his day, he was one of the best in the world. well heaslip isn't the only man who is ending his international career — in football, scott brown has decided his time with scotland is over — for the second time... the 32—year—old retired for a first time 18 months ago. before returning two months later. but the celtic captain has once again stepped away from scotland — in the interest, he says, of "looking after his body" and "in the interests of his family." the funding system of uk sport has come under scrutiny following the winter olympics, where a doubling of funding saw a return of one extra medal compared with four years ago. the chair of uk sport, dame katherine grainger, spoke to us today, and responded to claims from gb basketball, who believe a lack of finance has put their future at risk. within the uk sport, our remit is to fund sport with the potential of olympic and pa ralympic success and basketball would admit at the moment they cannot prove that success within the next two cycles which is the time we look at.
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so what we want to find for basketball is another source of income that we can still grow and celebrate that sport but it probably needs to be in a different mould then other sports. earlier i spoke to the two—time olympic medallistjonny brownlee, and asked him if he'd ever been affected by pressure to notjust win medals, but to earn extra funding for his sport... had gone to three olympic games and hadn't won an olympic medal. in london, the pressure was on. i never thought about that at the start line. there was enough pressure, doing well for myself, my brother, the training squad. people should put that to the back of their minds
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if they possibly can. british boxer scott westgarth has died in hospital afterfalling ill following a light heavyweight fight in doncaster on saturday. the 31—year—old won his eliminator bout on points against dec spelmanm, but was taken to hospital after falling ill backstage. and i'll have more for you in the next hour. the cabinet office minister david lidington has set out the government's preferred position on devolution after brexit with a promise to ‘strengthen and enhance' powers for wales, scotland and northern ireland. mr lidington said the vast majority of powers returning from brussels will start off in the devolved nations, not in whitehall. he explained how the government would decide who got what powers. our proposal is to amend the bill
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before parliament to make it clear that while frameworks have being greedy presumption would be powers returning from the eu should at a devolved level. in the common market oi’ devolved level. in the common market or to meet international obligations, that is when we would become involved. to give the government time to put in place a uk wide... we have been talking with the devolved government does like we will maintain the ability for the united kingdom parliament to legislate to do that. just as the current provisions within the eu withdrawal bill on releasing powers to devolved governments are intended
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to devolved governments are intended to be by consensus and with agreement with the devolved governments themselves, so wishes expect the new inverted power to operate in the same way, by consensus and agreement. nor would this proposed arrangement prevent the devolved governments on doing anything that is already within the competence. at the same time, our proposal offers an important protection. it would ensure that will to be an agreement and not having an agreement on a framework that would put at risk the smooth and orderly exit we all need, the uk parliament could protect the essential interests of businesses and consumers in every part of the kingdom. iam and consumers in every part of the kingdom. i am clear it is in the interest of all parts of the uk to agree a way forward that fully respect the devolved sediments, preserves the integrity of the
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market. back our new proposal shows oui’ market. back our new proposal shows our desire to strike the balance with the devolved governments, our seriousness, while at the same time ensuring there are no new barriers for people across the nations of the united kingdom. families could buy and sell freely. businesses will not face extra bureaucracy and higher costs. minimum disruption to everyday lives and certainty that things can carry on as normal. i hope that the talks continuing will lead in the coming weeks to an agreement that we can take into the withdrawal bill and will be to our mutual benefit.
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the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has delivered a keynote speech in which he has set out his party's approach for britain leaving the european union. during the speech in coventry, he said labour would seek a final deal that gives full access to european markets through a customs union and "a new and strong relationship" with the single market. downing street has re—stated that the uk will not be joining a customs union after brexit. joining me now from our studio in dundee is allie renison, head of europe and trade policy at the institute of directors. what is your reaction to what mr cobden had to say? i think it was interesting how much he put business at the heart of his speech. he spent time going over supply chain. talking about mini cooper crossing between eu and uk borders. the customs union, i think it is a good
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thing to see that put back on the table but questions around how that would work in practice. not clear whether the uk would strike its own trade agreements. the questions we have relate to what we put forward a few years ago. you can be in a limited customs union similar in scope to what turkey has with the eu but able to strike your own trade agreement, so the devil is still in the detail. many would say that would undermine one of the fundamental beliefs and brexit which is that the uk is free to strike its own trade deals. if you look at jeremy corbyn‘s speech, that is one of the central question is, it does not leave room for negotiation for the uk. suggesting the uk is still negotiating both alongside and independently of the eu with trade negotiations. but with the proposal it is not clear whether the uk would still be doing that or whether the eu would negotiate on the uk's
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perhaps, meaning changes for treaties. what about maintaining a form of customs union being all about people's living standards and jobs and how important do you see is staying in some 17 and has been to people's prosperity? the manufacturing industry, a huge amount of jobs based manufacturing industry, a huge amount ofjobs based in the uk are to some extent related to the ability to have untrammelled access to the market space. that is not the same as other sectors. a lot of them are in the uk because of the leading uk financial services have. you look at toyota and nissan, they are set up at toyota and nissan, they are set up notjust at toyota and nissan, they are set up not just to at toyota and nissan, they are set up notjust to boost the uk's manufacturing base to have untrammelled access to what is on the doorstep. questions about what
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would happen to jobs the doorstep. questions about what would happen tojobs in the doorstep. questions about what would happen to jobs in the absence of those. staying in a customs union excludes the financial sector, so important to the uk? this is the point we were making with our proposals last week which was to effectively say the questions of our customs union is only one piece of a much bigger puzzle. you need a wider free trade agreement enveloping the entire arrangement. it does not solve the northern irish border or with respect to what our relationship with the single market is right. you heard some references to that injeremy corbyn‘s speech. it is one piece of a bigger puzzle. we need clarity from the uk government and the labour party. interesting he talked about the uk's participation in european regulatory agencies. theresa may said she thought the uk could have case—by—case participation. maybe we
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are seeing baby steps with regards to the detail being thrashed out. —— fleshed out. here is frank field. i don't know how much you caught. the institute of directors giving a qualified welcome tojeremy of directors giving a qualified welcome to jeremy corbyn‘s of directors giving a qualified welcome tojeremy corbyn‘s remarkss but not that you share? welcome tojeremy corbyn‘s remarkss but not that you share ?|j welcome tojeremy corbyn‘s remarkss but not that you share? i do not think they have read the speech properly. jeremy has set out a position which could unite the country if he could pull it off. saying we could have a customs union, whatever that means, but sticking our noses in what is the european union gets up to with its own customs union. and fleeting negotiate our own trade agreements with the rest of the world. —— free to negotiate. terrific situation if
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he pulls it off. he will have changed fundamentally what the eu is about. i wish him luck on that. on this programme i would have thought the whole country would sign up to it. we could have been saved all the boring brexit debate and referendum and all the rest of it. whether we can achieve this is of course another matter. mr blair at the height of its powers couldn't have spuna height of its powers couldn't have spun a better story. completely unrealistic? i think he will seriously go in and show the country that ever since he has been a parliament he and i have voted very sceptically against the eu for the very nature of the dog that we're dealing with. he is setting out, can the dog change its spots? he wants to show the country he will do it in good faith and say, oh, god am i
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happen right for the last 30 years, all the votes in parliament. they will not concede, they will not give us a ccess will not concede, they will not give us access to the single market, free trade agreement, poorer countries free trade with us without the tariff barriers. but he will try. that is good. it is not the matter of siding with tory rebels, the whole tory party would vote for this if he got it into parliament. it is whether it can be delivered given the nature of the eu. i couldn't be more happy with the message to labour leave voters, jeremy is going to keep faith with you. you don't worry to keep faith with you. you don't woi’i’y as a to keep faith with you. you don't worry as a supporter of brexit, as a leave campaigner, you don't worry this is at odds with what people thought they were voting for when
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they were voting for brexit? beekeeping isjeremy they were voting for brexit? beekeeping is jeremy has they were voting for brexit? beekeeping isjeremy has set out a reform programme “— beekeeping isjeremy has set out a reform programme —— the key thing is that it would notjust protect british interest but would change the nature of the european union. is that gang up to it? maybe he is right to say he thinks he can pull it off. after all, people thought he would not lead to labour or do well in the general election, so we must wish him well. but he knows perfectly well 30 years of critically looking at the eu means they don't give away easily and give away on their privileges. the idea that they are going to accept some sort of customs union from us, not their customs union, that we are going to poke around with a stake in what they are up to in the negotiations and begin our own negotiations and begin our own negotiations with the rest of the
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world, particularly protecting poorer countries of the world. well, it is terrific to achieve but i think what he is about in this speech is moving us stage by stage asa speech is moving us stage by stage as a country to show that, i did it in good faith. you know what my voting record has been over 30 yea rs. voting record has been over 30 years. i try to make a break with that, look how they have treated me. i have failed on all the main fronts. i wish them luck. i hope he succeeds. but i thinkjeremy‘s long—term instinct, the one i have had, we have always been in the same lobby together, will be shown to be correct. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first , the headlines on bbc news: the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has set out his party's approach to brexit, with a promise that a labour government would support a customs union with the eu. four people have died after a large
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explosion at a shop in leicester, police say there could still be people buried in the rubble. a man has admitted killing three teenage boys in a car crash when he ran them over as they walked to a birthday party in west london last month. in the business news... new proposals to crack down on expensive energy tariffs will be introduced to parliament later. the prime minister says it could prevent 11 million people paying "rip—off" bills. if passed, the energy regulator ofgem would be able to limit bills for those on standard variable tariffs. the new york film studio co—founded by disgraced producer harvey weinstein is set to file for bankruptcy. according to us media reports it comes after talks to sell the firm collapsed. they also suggest the directors of the firm believe it is the "only viable option to maximise the company's remaining value". sales at primark took a hit in the autumn following a spell of warmer than usual weather.
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around the world, it says like—for—like sales looks set to fall i% in the six months to march, though sales in the uk were up 4%. parliament is introducing new laws to limit how much energy companies can charge customers today. the legislation will enable the energy regulator ofgem to cap the infamous standard variable tariffs. that's the deal you end up on if you don't choose a cheaper deal. it's often the most expensive way to pay for your gas or electricity. earlier we asked david hunter, director of market studies, at schneider electric energy and sustainability services, how the government will enforce these changes. i think they will look at an absolute cap, many complex cancellations of the wholesale cost of energy and other network and
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great charges leading government judges to put a top cap on these expensive standard variable tariffs that two thirds of us are on. in future it is possible the prices could go up. if the wholesale energy prices go up, the caps could rise. it should be at a lower level than currently. another survey from business on how they feel — well about business. this one is important because it's from the service sector, which makes up 80% of the economy — four fifths. it's been put together by the cbi, and it shows companies doing pretty much as they were three months ago — but their outlook about the coming year has changed. back in november they were, on balance, more confident about expanding their businesses. now, the balance has swung the other way and they are definitely negative about the future. joining us now is rain newton—smith, chief economist, at the confederation of british industry. why suddenly so negative about the
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coming year? several things to take away from this. the service sector has made a good start of the year. business volumes have up. they expanded at their fastest pace for two years. but businesses when you look further out and deeply apprehensive about the outlook. there are plans to expand over the year ahead to gay sharply negative tone in the latest survey. i think that reflect the fact that businesses are apprehensive, uncertain about what our future relationship with the eu will be. —— plans to expand sharply negative tone. there is a lot of uncertainty. no investment,
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no employment. employment doesn't seem no employment. employment doesn't seem bad but you would not invest given the situation you describe? we see businesses still investing but investing in technology and information technology in particular. most of the investment is very short—term in nature. where businesses are holding back the longer term decisions, investment in plant machinery, expanding businesses, factories as a whole, making long—term decisions. the sooner we can have making long—term decisions. the sooner we can have clarity about our future relationship with the eu, the sooner we future relationship with the eu, the sooner we get a transition arrangements agreed, the easier it will be for businesses here in the uk to expand, keep investing. changing the subject slightly, but on the same subject about uncertainty ahead and brexit. the reaction to the speech from jeremy corbyn, i imagine you would like the customs union but utilities being
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taken back must worry you? on the customs union, absolutely, it is something we have called for. we think it would be better at full estate as pa rt think it would be better at full estate as part of a customs union with the eu. that makes it easy for goods and services to travel across borders. easy to avoid a physical borders. easy to avoid a physical border in northern ireland. that is important to our members in northern ireland. and members throughout the uk. more challenges on nationalisation. we think there is an important role the live that sector can play in providing the services we need and we think that can continue. today's announcement around a customs union and jeremy corbyn's support for that is very important. crowds are gathering at heathrow as
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olympians and paralympian is a welcome tome after the winter olympics. our correspondent is there. you have been speaking to one gold medallist already? we are awaiting the flight carrying team gb. should be back around seven minutes past two. terminalfive gb. should be back around seven minutes past two. terminal five at heathrow. four medallists. the gold medallists from the skeleton spoke to us earlier. lizzie yarnold. it is quite a moment, she said, because it is hard to understand the impact your success has had when you are so
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many miles away from home. she is very excited to see her team—mates. we expect to see and what that us here we have some after 2:30 this afternoon. time for a look at the weather... this is the so—called beast from the east. high pressure dominant across scandinavia. coming all the way from russia where it is “41 this morning. colder over the next few days. some snow around today. fine and a dry airat the snow around today. fine and a dry air at the moment, no great amounts of snow. but the snow showers will continue through because of the day across central and eastern parts of england, eastern scotland. try to watch the west. colder today feeling because the wind is stronger and there is more cloud around. temperatures barely getting above freezing. snow showers sensual and
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eastern areas then becoming fewer because of some thickening cloud. —— central and eastern areas. of course, coming into the really cold air, widespread frost, temperatures 2-4 air, widespread frost, temperatures 2—4 or so. two amber snow warnings tomorrow for the met office. persistent showers into the south east. for the north more organised area of snow for eastern part of england, yorkshire, greater manchester, north midlands. worst of the snowfall in the morning. extending into wales for a time. more slowly showers in the afternoon but drier in the south. if anything, the temperatures will be lower tomorrow than today. during colder than today. the cold feel, really cold, yet to arrive. wednesday turning our attention to frequent
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snow showers in northern and eastern scotland, north east of england. the next amber snow warning. fightback and ten centimetres widely, perhaps more than that in a few areas. scattered snow showers in the eastern side of england. perhaps some sunshine. winds stronger, really picking up on wednesday. those are the temperatures, lower on wednesday, at a niche and of the wind and it might feel like —10 celsius. not the “41 in russia. another spell of snow coming courtesy of this low pressure moving northwards from spain into the cold air. snow in the south of england, wales, midlands. pushing northwards during friday. 77,277,177; 7:71:};7eezzzzfzzze—ee—f—
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labour will seek to negotiate a new, comprehensive uk—eu customs union to ensure there are no tariffs with europe and to help avoid any need whatsoeverfor a hard border in northern ireland. four people have died in an explosion at a shop in leicester. police fear there may be more people unaccounted for. snow is falling and temperatures are dropping across the uk as a siberian blast, dubbed "the beast from the east", sweeps in. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport with hugh. and irish rugby loses another one of its great players. yes, they have unfortunately.
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