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england's hopes of salvaging an unlikely draw rested on a familiar pair of shoulders. in his comeback test, ben stokes. and as his first ball disappeared to the boundary, the signs seemed encouraging. but on a day when survival was the key, the wickets soon tumbled. dawid malan first to go as new zealand seize the moment. would you believe it? a terrible shot from jonny bairstow, quite dazzling catch from williamson and england were in deep trouble. but at the other end, stokes stood strong, defying a back injury, as well as his opponents, patiently he ground his way to a half—century and in chris woakes, he found and able ally, as the pair edged england toward safety. but on 66, after restraining himself for so long, stokes finally succumbed to temptation. four and a half hours of watchfulness undone in a flash and he knew it. sure enough, england's hopes left with him...
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new zealand soon wrapping up an emphatic victory. for england, a fifth defeat in their past six tests after what's proven the bleakest of winters. and the bleakest of winters. what an amazing picture this is. this is butter a in cumbria. that looks warm enough to dip your toe, but i wouldn't recommend it. for most of us, we can keep the sunny skies but further west we have thicker cloud working its way into northern ireland. here we have an approaching weather front that could bring the old spit of rain later in the south—west. but the front will
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be moving in as we go through this evening and overnight to bring all of usa evening and overnight to bring all of us a spell of rain. there will be a change in the weather over the next 12 hours but the cloud we have had over the last couple of hours for scotland, england and wales will melt away later in the day with increasing amounts of sunshine. temperatures not doing too badly. the air is coming from a chilly scandinavia keeping that average is low. the band of rain will be working in and we could see a touch of frost across sheltered parts of north and east scotland as the thicker cloud works in, rain spread throughout the country and temperatures will be rising. for degrees in aberdeen, io temperatures will be rising. for degrees in aberdeen, 10 degrees in the south—west of england. a bit of snow across the highest mountains across scotland but the milder air continues to move in. it is a wet start to the day for many others, the rain clears through and we should see some sunny spells across northern ireland, getting into western parts of england and wales
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as well. temperatures between ten and 13 degrees. still quite chilly in shetland. some changes in the middle part of the week, a brisk wind with us and low pressure. it will be dragging in cooler air. showers across the north—west of the country, a spell of rain working in across southern counties of england and it could turn windy for a time across the far south—east of england. showers follow but it is a cooler, fresher feel and you will note is the most on wednesday and temperatures between seven and nine celsius. the beast on the east was rumoured to come back but it doesn't like this will be a problem any more. look ahead to the easter outlook and there will be up., turning milder as the wind picks up and spells of rain working in but spells of sunshine and easter day doesn't look too bad. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me welcome to the sports centre. we
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will get to australia shortly, but first more test misery for england. joe root has questioned the team's consistency after another defeat against new zealand. it was always going to be difficult for england after being bowled out forjust 58 in the first innings. new zealand needed seven wickets and england needed seven wickets and england needed to bat all day to force a draw. stokes went just needed to bat all day to force a draw. stokes wentjust before dinner and when chris woakes went, the hopes faded. james anderson was the last man to go as new zealand won by an innings and 49 runs. one of crickets biggest scandals continues. a former australia fast bowlerjason gillespie told me that steve smith's
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position as captain has become untenable. smith has already stood down from his team rajasthan royals. smith was instrumental in australia's dominant win over england in the ashes and such is his profile in australia he was named australian of the year by the country's biggest selling newspaper. but gillespie believes smith should stand down. i think everyone is in agreement that will be difficult for him to continue as captain, sadly, he has been a fine captain for australia. but you know it's hard to imagine that he would be able to come back from this and be leader of the country. what about darren leighman, the coach, is his position tenable? look, not so sure, i don't
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know to be honest, steve smith made clear no coaching staff were involved. unless we hear from the coaching staff... you know publicly, which we haven't heard, we won't know. we have to take that as it i on face value. but the coaching staff were not involved unless we hear anything different. cricket australia will be going through their due process and i'm sure we will know more soon. football and wales are taking on uruguay and if they win it will be their first trophy since 1937. they have only met once before in friendly. ca rava ny met once before in friendly. caravany has met once before in friendly. ca rava ny has come met once before in friendly. caravany has come closest to scoring for the south americans. andy king almost put wales ahead before half time. cue card will race for the
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final time at sandown on 28th april. he has 16 victories during a career that had two wins at the cheltenham festival. cue card won at cheltenham in 2010 and again three years later. that is all the sport for now. you can find more on those stories and the fall out from steve smith and that massive fall out from the ball—tampering scandal an the bbc sport web—site. more in the next hour. thank you. two years after an agreement between the eu and turkey was struck to stop the flow of migrants reaching europe, aid agencies are calling on eu leaders not to turn a blind eye to allegations of violent treatment of migrants by the turkish coast guard. the bbc has obtained footage showing one group of migrants being beaten with batons as they attempt to make an illegal crossing
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by boat into greece. gavin lee sent this report from lesbos. a migrant boat illegal cross crossing. the video shows the turkish coastguard approaching. then striking at the migrants. those on board claim the beatings got worse when they were ordered to stop filming. this man recorded the footage on his mobile. translation: we had to go on their boat, they had rounded up our men and started beating them. 0 children were crying. they surrounded the men and started hitting them. crying. they surrounded the men and started hitting themli crying. they surrounded the men and started hitting them. i was beaten bya started hitting them. i was beaten by a soldier. they punched me and
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when i moved, they kicked me. when we arrived in turk yip at —— turkey we arrived in turk yip at —— turkey we we re we arrived in turk yip at —— turkey we were almost dead. they were both since reached greece after another illegal crossing. they're now held in lesbos. others allege similar treatment by the turkish coastguard. in terms of numbers, the eu turkey deal is seen as a success and the waters seem calmer. at its height there were 10,000 migrants a day. now it is about 50. but it is patrolling the waters and reports of violence that are common and aid agencies are calling fonn ing on the
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eu not to turn a blind eye. something that this this is so common that most of the people who come here and encounter of course the turkish coastguard have to endure. the turkish government declined to comment, although eu sources say they will raise it with president ed wan. erdogan. they will also try to improve conditions for those still being held on these greek islands. a man has admitted causing the deaths of two young brothers in a hit—and—run crash in coventry last month. casper and corey platt—may were on a family trip to the park when they were hit by robert brown's car. he has admitted causing their deaths by dangerous driving. he will be sentenced next month. egyptians have begun three days of voting
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to elect a new president, in a poll expected to produce a landslide for the incumbent. there are few doubts that president abdul fattah al—sisi will win a second term after most challengers withdrew. the only other candidate is the little—known centrist politician, moussa mostafa moussa. mr moussa is known to be a supporter of the president, and said he supports mr sisi's re—election. egypt, which has a population of 95 million, is the largest arab country. our correspondent tom bateman is in cairo we have seen a stream of voters heading into this polling station in down town cairo. people have been entering, putting their votes on the ballot paper and leaving with a purple finger to show they have voted. they have a ballot paper with two candidates' name, notjust the names, but a symbol. many people in
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egypt are unable to read or write and both candidates have chosen a symbol. for the president abdul fa tta h symbol. for the president abdul fattah al—sisi, his is a star and that he says that represents egypt's role in the sky. moussa mostafa moussa chose an air plane. now, this vote is taking place over three days. the government has been keen to urge people to vote. they have been tv and radio ads telling people to choose egypt. one of the key measures will be about turn out, that figure is being watched closely, because the turn out figure will be a measure of the mandate thatis will be a measure of the mandate that is given to the winner of this election. bereaved parents are losing thousand of pounds of bereavement payments after a change in the system. last april the government cut the time that financial support is made available for a child who has lost a parent. it was previously paid
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until their 18th birthday but is now for a period of 18 months after the death of their parent. anna collinson reports. three people live in this house, but everywhere you look there are the reminders of a fourth. husband and dad irfon williams. irfon was a person who was full of fun, a la rger—than—life character, i'd say, and was a friend to everybody. irfon was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer in 2014. he and becky thought that, if he died, she would receive a bereavement benefit until their two sons left full—time education. they were wrong. knowing that he was terminally ill and that one day, you know, he wasn't going to recover, and when that day came that was still... although you know, you never prepare yourself for it. irfon died last may. he was 46.
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i guess you feel it's happening to somebody else, it's never happening to you. just seeing the children was really difficult. it used to be that if you were a parent and your husband or wife died, the government would give you £2000 and a monthly benefit, which would help with things like child care and could last for up to 20 years. but, after april 6th 2017, everything changed. now, a parent whose husband or wife dies will receive a slightly bigger one—off payment but, crucially, the monthly benefit will last for 18 months, instead of up to 20 years. a freedom of information request by the victoria derbyshire programme has found 3,500 people with children have qualified for the new bereavement support payment after the death of their husband, wife, or civil partner. in some cases, families are missing out on up to £100,000 over time,
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compared to the previous system. the life matters bereavement task force says it's making a distressing situation even worse. a statement from the department for work and pensions said... i'm a nurse. i want to work, it's important for me to do that. what the benefit does do is support me to work less hours so i can get that balance as a single parent now to be around for the children. i'd rather my husband than £350 a month. but i am in this situation, and so i have to be mum and dad to my boys, i have to make sure they're emotionally secure and safe, and that small amount of money goes a long way to help me to provide that for my children.
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anna collinson reporting there. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc news: the labour leader has said he is "sincerely sorry" for the pain caused by "pockets of anti—semitism" in the labour party. jewish groups say "enough is enough" at least 64 people — including children — have died in a fire at a shopping and leisure centre in russia. 11 people are being treated in hospital. after the deaths of two patients in its care — southern health nhs foundation trust has been fined £2 million. in the business news... more pressure on the australian cricket team today as one major sponsor makes its disappointment in the ball—tampering controversy known. the head of australian airline qantas has told the bbc he wants the authorities to urgently complete
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the inquiry and take appropriate action. qantas said it was "in discussions" with cricket australia. a warning to people who are opting for rent to own household goods. a combination of low incomes and high interest rates has meant half borrowing to meet payments. the citizen's advice bureau is calling for home credit loans to be capped in the way payday loans are. debt on uk credit cards is growing at the fastest rate since before the financial crisis. the debt level in february was over 8% higher than a year ago. the reason, according to uk finance is that people are using cards for more often for smaller, contactless purchases. as we've been hearing, citizens advice is calling for home credit loans to be capped — just like payday loans. if you can't afford to buy essentials like cookers, or washing machines these loans can be a big help. but there are concerns about the charges.
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interest rates can be as high as 100%. this morning the charity citizens advice is calling for a cap so you'd never pay more than twice the value of what you're buying. they say that would save consumers £62 million in interest. our business correspondent, nina warhurst, went to meet one woman who bought a tv and fridge on rent—to—buy. she asked to remain anonymous. if you think about it, you probably would cry, you know it is going on for so long and it is so in your face and you have to make your payment or they will take the items. bright house argue they have given you a contract with all the details and the 99. 9%. why did you keep borrowing? they make you aware you can borrowing? they make you aware you ca n always borrowing? they make you aware you can always get credit and get another item. it is christmas coming. they call you when you need
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it. and you just take it. people which say, just save up and by a it properly. why not? i can't get credit elsewhere, i need a fridge if a fridge breaks, i haven't got the money and bright house was the only way to get it. the price of postage stamps has gone up again. first and second class stamps both went up 2p today — first class is now 67p and a second—class 58p, but you can still us old stamps you bought before the price rise. you can read about the reasons for the rise on the website bbc. co. uk/news/business. now o' other stories. a senior banker at kuyts has resigned after
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allegations of sexual misbehaviour. he was accused of lewd comments and u nwa nted he was accused of lewd comments and unwanted physical contact. remmington international has filed for bankruptcy to cut a deal with its kret or thes. creditors. and uber is selling its south—east asia ride share and food delivery business to a local rival grab. we think the us market might start up quite sharp, anything up to 200 points. jd sports is making a bid
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foran points. jd sports is making a bid for an american company, about £500,000 it is expected to spend, i mean half a billion dollars. everybody thinks interest rates will go everybody thinks interest rates will 9° up everybody thinks interest rates will go up in may and the pound is rising. that is the business, back with more on that remmington story in aboutan with more on that remmington story in about an hour's time. thank you. an extra £100 million is being shared among councils in england to fund repairs to roads damaged by recent storms, the transport secretary has announced. chris grayling said the money would help patch up nearly two million potholes and protect roads from future severe weather conditions. it comes in the wake of storm emma and the "beast from the east". our correspondent vishala sri—pathma reports. the beast from the east may have caused disruption, but the drop in temperature had a longer impact on our roads. a report said there were over 211,000 miles of roads needing maintenance. the department for transport said they will pay £100
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million towards fixing the problem and trying to protect the roads in the future. but local authorities say it is just a small step towards better road maintenance. we welcome the extra money from government, it is very welcome. but when you look at the number of transport authorities, it will end up with relatively little money. we need up to £12 billion to put the roads right and we need it over a long period. so it is not enough. local governments are warning there needs to be a longer term funding plan to tackle the state of the roads. but as councils grapple with funding cuts, this extra money could go some way towards filling the holes. almost a third of teenagers in england failed their maths gcse last summer, and the government wants to open more specialist maths schools to try to change that.
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pupils who fail maths in england have to keep studying the subject until they‘ re 19, but most never gain a pass. breakfast‘s tim muffett has visited an apprenticeship training centre in manchester to try to find out why. so if you are doing pi r—squared... all of you try it and see if you agree. igota d. i got one, which i think is the lowest. not the results they wanted, so these students at the city of liverpool college will all be resitting their maths gcse. just keep doing it and doing it, it does get stressful. since 2014 in england, retakes have been compulsory in maths and english for pupils not getting a c, or a four under the new 1—9 marking system. those in full—time education have to keep trying until they are 19. i think it is demoralising for a lot of students,
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as well, to have to resit the same qualification again and again. i am all for people continuing to do maths. whether that be gcse, necessarily, i don't agree with. i think you need it in later life, so i think even though we don't like doing it now, i think it will benefit us. unless the person, like, needs it, for instance, for their course of their career choice in life, i don't think they should be forced to take it if they don't want to. catherine is trialling a new teaching method called maths in context. the students are enjoying it, but the retake odds are stacked against them. if you look back at the number of pupils in england who have to retake their maths gcse each year, around 160,000, the vast majority, more than 80%, never pass. which begs the question, what is the point? well, the point is that there are significant earning premiums for those young people that do have a good pass in gcse maths, and of course it will take time
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for further education colleges to adapt their teaching to ensure that more young people get a good pass. the government is today inviting applications to set up more schools like this. the king's college london mathematics school is a centre of excellence for sixth—formers. more than £100 million of investment was announced by the government last year for the study of maths at a—level. if a third of gcse students, approximately, aren't getting what is considered to be a pass, shouldn't that be a priority? it is also a key priority. we need more people with advanced maths in a modern economy. is it good enough that a third of students aren't getting a pass? well, it's never good enough unless every child is reaching their full potential. we are raising expectations. if at first they don't succeed, try and try again. it's not an option — it's compulsory. before the weather. it has been
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reported in germany by the german newspaper that germany will expel four russian diplomats over moscow's suspected involvement in the poisoning of the former russian agent and his daughter in salisbury. we know that poland, lithuania and another country have expelled russian diplomats. now time for the weather. it has been a cold start with a widespread frost. but for many of us some afternoon sunshine as well. we have had plenty of sunshine already in north—west england, where is in weather watcher picture was sent from cumbria. lots of sunshine, just a bit of a high cloud in the sky. further south
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barely a cloud in the sky. the cloud has bubbled up a bit since in scotland, england and wales, but will melt away later. some thicker cloud in the west and this is a system that is waiting to roll in off the atlantic. it will bring thickening cloud to northern ireland and will threaten an occasional spit of rain in the south west. otherwise largely dry. the cloud in england, scotla nd largely dry. the cloud in england, scotland and wales will melt away later in the afternoon to allow some sunshine. temperatures not too badly, ten to 13 degrees. but cold aircoming from badly, ten to 13 degrees. but cold air coming from scandinavia in shetland. a lot of cloud and showers as well. tonight the risk of a touch of frost in north eastern scotland. some rain will work in and by the end of the night we have
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temperatures from four to ten degrees celsius as the milder air works in. some snow across the highest mountains in scotland. the airwill turn highest mountains in scotland. the air will turn milder. highest mountains in scotland. the airwill turn milder. rain highest mountains in scotland. the air will turn milder. rain for many of us to start the day and that rain relu cta nt to of us to start the day and that rain reluctant to clear from scotland, but for northern ireland and western england and wales the cloud should break up and some sunshine coming through. temperatures ten to 13 degrees. cooler in shetland. as we get to the middle of week, there was rumour of beast from the east returning but that does not look likely. north—westerly winds will drag in cooler air. a likely. north—westerly winds will drag in coolerair. a band likely. north—westerly winds will drag in cooler air. a band of air in southern england and as it moves away it could become very windy in south—east england. some showers will follow. what you will notice on wednesday is temperatures are down, with highs between seven and nine. looking ahead to easter, the weather
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will start off on a cool note and turn milder and windy with some rain at times. that is your weather. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2... jewish groups plan to protest outside parliament, accusing labour leaderjeremy corbyn of repeatedly siding with anti—semites. enough is enough with the anti—semitism swirling around the labour party that is being fostered byjeremy corbyn‘s inaction. at least 64 are dead — many of them children — after a fire at a siberian shopping centre — officials say the alarm system was off and fire exits blocked. following the nerve agent attack on a former russian spy in the uk there are reports germany is deporting four russian dipolmats — and other eu countries are expected to follow. an american porn star, stormy daniels, claims she was threatened to keep her quiet about an affair she alleges she had with president trump.
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