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here dozens of newly—discovered dinosaur footprints, left one hundred and seventy million years ago, have been discovered on the isle of skye. researchers say the prints were made by theropods, older cousins of the tyrannosaurus rex, which stood up to two metres tall, and also by long—necked sauropods. the tracks, found on the island's north east coast, suggest dinosaurs were present in scotland for a longer period than first thought. let's check out the weather. then rich is here. more snow on the way. northern areas seeing some snow. temperatures on the ground in scotla nd temperatures on the ground in scotland will not get above for 5 degrees. it's not like that every word. further south that looks and feels like spring, 15 degrees. pretty unsettled whatever weight you slice it, the satellite picked it
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shows this pouille of cloud frontal systems pushing not words. and gci’oss systems pushing not words. and across northern systems pushing not words. and gci’oss northern areas systems pushing not words. and across northern areas we see the snow on the ground in our photograph a moment ago, it is because the weather systems are running into some pretty cold air, there will be more snow across scotland this afternoon, mostly over higher ground, some wintry weather mixed and across northern ireland. further south some sunshine, hefty showers, it's here we could see highs of 14-15d. this it's here we could see highs of 1a—15d. this evening and night, wintry weather continues, most of the snow across high ground, some to lower levels, some wintry weather mixing in across northern ireland. england and wales, clear spells, hefty showers in the south, range of two bidders, nine in plymouth. into tomorrow, we do it again, scotland are seeing a mixture of rain and sleet at low levels, snow, even modest levels on the hills, clipping
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into northern ireland, showers across england and wales, some of them heavy with helen thunder, spells of sunshine in between, not as mild as today. temperatures 12-13d. as mild as today. temperatures 12—13d. vision that every one settled weather to the north—east as we get into thursday, we bring in this ridge of high pressure. there it looks like a dry day, the brightest for many, wider lot of sunshine. clouds billing towards the west, the wind strengthening, mild air spreading that bit further north across the country. that is a sign of things to come. moving into friday, this area of low pressure edging into the picture, sitting out to the west, that will allow us to draw in some quite mild airfrom the south, the orange colours across siberia showing the source of the airas we head siberia showing the source of the air as we head towards the end of the week and we can. mixed weather,
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rain at times, sunshine as well, all of us into double figures, parts of the south—east region may 18 degrees at times. a real mixed bag. thank you. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... two more shootings in london — a 17 year old girl named locally as tanesha died at the scene — another teenager is fighting for his life after being shot at another incident. that's all from the bbc news at one —— so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s good afternoon. the latest from the bbc sport centre. england's cricketers have finished their long winter tours and don't have even one test victory to celebrate. after losing the ashes 4—0 in australia, they'll leave new zealand with a 1—0 series defeat after a frustraing final
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day in christchurch. england began the day needing to take all ten wickets for victory and they started brilliantly, with stuart broad taking two wickets with the first two balls of the day. but as the shadows lengthened, the new zealand batsmen stood firm, with ish sodhi scoring a crucial half century as the home side held on to claim only their fourth series victory over england. australia have been thrashed in their first test since the ball—tampering scandal, losing by a massive a92 in the final match against south africa injohannesburg. the home side needed to take seven wickets on the last day and vernon philander took six of them. another bowler morne morkel was playing his final test before retiring from international cricket and led his team off after the last wicket was taken. while for australia and their coach darren lehmann, who's stepping down after three of his players were banned following the plot to use sandpaper to rough up the ball, it's an abject finish to a controversial tour. alistair brownlee has been named as england's flag bearer for the commonwealth games opening ceremony in australia tomorrow. the triathlete defends two titles
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on the gold coast after winning both the individual and mixed relay races four years ago. brownlee is also a two—time olympic champion and he'll lead the 390—strong team out at the carrarra stadium. it's a great honour to be the flag bearer. i remember watching the manchester games in 2002, sydney in 2000. seeing the british and english teams coming into the stadium, it was a massive thing, who the flag bearer was. i never thought in a million years a triathlete could do that, never mind me! to get the opportunity to do it is very special and something i will be proud of. conditions looked great on the gold coast. wales have also announced that one of their defending commonwealth champions will carry their flag at the ceremony. swimmer jazz carlin will compete in four events in the gold coast including the 800 metres freestyle, which she won in glasgow. it's a bit surreal, really. it will
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be my fourth commonwealth games and to have that honour is just such an incredible feeling. i feel very lucky to be asked and to be part of such a strong, incredible team, walking everyone excellent commonwealth games, i am really looking forward to it. in the last few minutes, netball player caroline o'hanlon has been an instant as northern ireland's flag bearer as well. anthonyjoshua's efforts to become the undisputed boxing jumping as you could be derailed by one of boxing's governing bodies. one of the belt he retained in cardiff was the ibf belt. they have told another british fighter to fight for the right to facejoshua, fighter to fight for the right to face joshua, welljoshua fighter to fight for the right to facejoshua, welljoshua was to con deontay wilder to become the undisputed king later this year. england's women have called up
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jade moore and lea williamson for the world cup qualifiers against wales and bosnia and herzegovina. williamson could win her first cap. the arsenal defender is in formerly bright, who is injured. that's all the sport for now. don't forget, you can keep up—to—date with everything commonwealth games waited on the bbc sport website this afternoon. 71 nations competing across 23 difference boards. the flag—bearers for wales and england represented on the home page. that's the usual address. that's all for now. 20 more —— we have plenty more later on. the mayor of london has insisted he is working hard to end what he called "the violent scourge" on the city's streets following the 47th murder in the capital this year. a 17—year—old girl — named locally as tanesha — was shot dead in tottenham last night. the mayor, sadiq khan,
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said every life lost to violent crime was a tragedy and a friend of the victim explained how the killing had affected the local community. this is such a shock. 17 years old, she didn't deserve that. her mum didn't deserve to watch her die. but paramedics, they helped, they did a good job. they did all they could do. what would you say if you saw your child on the floor? she was screaming, she didn't know what to do. if i saw my child there... oh, god. everyone was out. everyone in this neighbourhood was crying, everyone was out. it's just sad. the latest on those shootings in london. jeremy corbyn has defended his decision to attend a dinner organised by a left—wing jewish group following criticism from mainstream jewish leaders. the board of deputies of britishjews and other groups said it cast fresh doubts on mr corbyn's
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commitment to tackling anti—semitism in labour. here's what the labour leader had to say when tackled on the issue at a local election campaign visit to swindon. it wasn't a meeting last night. it was an event that was a celebration of passover. i celebrate it with a lot of young jewish people from my community and constituency. it was very interesting talking to a lot of young people about their experiences in modern britain and i learnt a lot. is that a good thing? do you believe the process of the last two weeks has changed the way the labour party and national leadership deals with anti—semitism? anti—semitism is a vile and evil thing in our society at any level, anywhere, any time and it has to be eradicated. canifinish? wherever it arises. if it arises in my party, then we have a process for dealing with it. we examine each case and if someone has committed any anti—semitic act, then they are suspended and ultimately could be expelled as a result of it.
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and we are very clear about that and very, very clear in the whole of our society, we cannot accept anti—semitism in any form or indeed any other form of racism in our society. communities working together achieve things together. communities divided, don't. lord sugar was tweeting pictures... you've got your two questions. that was the labour leader, jeremy corbyn. local councils in england will have a legal duty to offer more help to anyone at risk of homelessness, as part of a new law coming into force today. previously, authorities only had to provide housing if people were judged to have a priority need. our correspondent lisa hampele reports. the plight of england's estimated 11,750 rough sleepers, more than double than five years ago, was starkly highlighted by the winter snowstorms, but it's notjust rough sleepers on the increase. the charity, crisis, says there are now around 160,000 homeless households,
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including those in temporary accommodation. today, the homelessness reduction act, aimed at cutting the numbers, comes into force. it places new legal duties on english councils so that everyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness will have access to meaningful help. councils are now obliged to start assessing someone who is at risk of being made homeless 56 days in advance. it was 28 days. today is a massive step forward. it won't solve rough sleeping and the causes of homelessness overall. what it means is that those who are affected by it, that homelessness can be prevented and, crucially, no longerwill some people be entitled to help. all people will be entitled to help from their local council in england. similar measures came into force in wales three years ago. it reduced the numbers of people needing to be re—homed radically. scotland has been doing the same since 2003. the government is giving english councils £77 million
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to help fund the new measures. critics say welfare cuts and a lack of affordable homes are the real problem. the husband ofjailed british mother nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe has called upon the government to do more to free his wife two years on from her arrest in iran. richard ratcliffe claims it has become a "test of endurance" to free his wife. julian worricker spoke to richard ratcliffe, who has not seen his wife or his daughter gabriella since her detention in 2016. if you think back to christmas, the foreign secretary promised to leave no stone unturned and to do whatever he could, and since then it has all gone a bit quiet. we have had various messages coming from the iranian authorities saying that there is something that the uk government should do. they clarified that there is a dispute over money and interest rates, and that nazanin is being held until that is solved.
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it is not myjob to tell the government to solve a particular monetary issue, but it is theirjob to protect my wife, and it is myjob to clarify with the government what they think nazanin's rights are. because she has not been held for what she has done, she is being held for something the government has not done. you talked about things going quiet since christmas. how much contact has there been between you and the foreign office since then? i got a text from the foreign secretary's office today, partly because i'm on the media so much. i haven't seen him since christmas. we have been looking to try and arrange a meeting. the sticking point is i want to have the lawyers present, to talk about her rights, and they are reluctant for that. we have had some contact with the lower—level officials. when you talk about having your lawyers present, why is that important to you?
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one of the things is that they always insist that nazanin has a consular case. partly the reason for that is that the government has no obligations in a consular case. i have to say, given that the iranian authorities are saying that she is being held over payment of a government debt, it seems to me a bit rich as to the fact that there isn't clarity about what her rights are. those are technical questions, and it is easier to have a lawyer there than just me there. just a final word, but if borisjohnson happens to be watching this conversation, what would you say to him? i am keen to meet with him, to meet with the lawyers, to find out what is going on, to find that what he thinks her rights are, and what the wider situation is. this has gone on for a very long time. i want him to be clear that nazanin is at the end of her tether, and if things aren't solved soon, they could get worse. and finally, how is
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she as far as you know? pretty fragile, particularly around the time of year when a lot of people were released and she wasn't. and we obviously had hoped —— hopes. she definitely talks about having panic attacks in her sleep, and various kinds of sort of uncontrollable moods. i spoke to her the other day. she was all right on sunday. but, yeah, she is precarious. richard drax live, husband of nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, who has beenin nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, who has been in detention since 2000 and 16 -- 2016. the un secretary general, antonio guterres, has said the situation in yemen is the world's worst humanitarian disaster. speaking at a donor conference in switzerland geneva, he said after more than 3 years of conflict, the greatest burden was being borne by women and children. imogen foulkes reports from geneva. fayed has kidney failure.
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he sleeps in the street outside one of the few hospitals in yemen that still offers dialysis. without it, he will die. war has made travel impossibly expensive and highly dangerous. fayed dare not make thejourney home. translation: i can't even go home to see my children. i don't have an income, or any other source of living to help me eat. i sit next to the hospital and i sleep on the street. this is where i live. yemen's conflict is laying waste to everything its people need to survive — hospitals, schools, food and water supplies. money from donor countries may help rebuild them. but some of those same countries are selling weapons to yemen's warring parties, and this is a war with no rules. stop targeting hospitals, stop targeting civilian neighbourhoods,
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stop indiscriminate shelling, stop attacking health personnel. all this will reduce the needs. and so the geneva conference is about more than money. aid agencies will be telling donors generosity alone cannot save yemen. real efforts towards peace are needed. a first step, no more weapons for those who break the rules of war. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour, but first, the headlines on bbc news: two shootings in london and concern about a surge in violent crime in the capital. jeremy corbyn at the centre of a new row over anti—semitism after attending an event organised by a jewish fringe group. a better way of diagnosing cancer — new one stop shops where patients can be checked for different types of the disease. i'm ben bland.
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in the business news... 21st century fox says it would sell off sky news to disney or ring—fence it to try to address concerns by regulators over its deal to buy sky. fox wants to the 61% of sky it does not already own — and is willing to pay £11.7 billion. but it faces problems after the regulator says it's not in the public interest. britain's manufacturing sector slowed in the first three months of 2018 to its lowest level of activity in a year. a slowdown in new orders hit growth. the cost of raw materials for factories also rose but not as sharply as they have been. in fact, at their weakest rate in the year. shares in the music streaming firm spotify will be publicly traded for the first time later. it will make its debut on the new york stock market. the flotation marks a turning point for the firm that, after 12 years, has not yet made a profit.
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spotify‘s listing, which could value it at £14 billion, is unusual as it won't be issuing any new shares. more now on that slowdown in growth in the uk's manufacturing sector. activity in the first quarter fell to its lowest level in a year, thanks to a slowdown in the rate of new orders. but, as ruth gregory from capital economics explained earlier, it is still growing. today's figures do show the industrial recovery has lost a bit of steam in the first quarter of the year. however, the survey suggests growth has slowed to around 0.5%, well below the 1% plus rates we saw at the end of last year. even if manufacturing growth did grow at around 1.5% as the survey suggests, that would be a strong rate by past standards. on total gdp growth, that would go some way to offsetting the weakness we have seen on spending in the high street in early 2018.
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how do you listen to your music? for many people, it's now spotify — the streaming service. it's the biggest by far, with 71 million paying customers. but it's still never made a profit. later today, it's going to float on the new york stock market, meaning its shares will be available to the public to buy and sell. but what will it mean for the way the service works? and could we see more exclusive original content, like taylor swift's recent video? let's find out more from chris hayes at enders analysis — a research firm focusing on media and entertainment. how can we expect the service to change and what will we notice as users? in the future, i think that the listing itself will have a relatively marginal impact on what the service actually offers. the biggest determinant of that behaviour will be the need to make a profit, which might be slightly more urgent now than before. and there
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we re urgent now than before. and there were differentiating themselves against competitors through exclusive music such as the taylor swift video will be achieved way of doing it. in addition, the slab podcasts and more videos on the way. —— they also have podcasts. podcasts and more videos on the way. -- they also have podcasts. other companies will list on the stock market when they want to raise new money and do that by issuing new shares. but what's unusual about this is that they are not issuing any new shares. so what is the point of the listing? the point is they have made a number of promises in previous financial reins to investors then, basically saying that they would go public sooner rather than later and giving investors a chance to cash out. this listing is therefore not a new financing round, but a way of delivering on previous promises. as i mentioned a moment ago, it is the biggest streaming service when it comes to music by far and i think it has something like more than double the number of apple subscribers.
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apple is in second place. but it still hasn't made a profit, so is it viable long—term, especially if it's going to have shares that are being publicly traded ? going to have shares that are being publicly traded? they have been making a loss for a long time, granted. but if you measure of those losses relative to user base and revenues, their losses have been thinning over time and consistently approaching break even. judging the guidance for 2010, which i think is credible, and operating profit in 2019 is a very real prospect. chris, really good to get your take on that. quick look at the markets. britain's top share index declined in common with other european markets. a stronger pound weighing down the firms listed on the other celibate and earning dollars. they usually get fewer pounds when converting and eggs. industrials and health stocks
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the main followers. shares in sky are up after 21st century fox said it could legally separate sky news to get a takeover approved. another bright spot, mining stocks. the price of copper boosted and as a result, shares in these companies are allup. result, shares in these companies are all up. that's where we will leave the business. back to you. it's a piece of technology commonly used in america that detects if someone has just one sip of alcohol. now sobriety tags are being trialled by three police forces in england on offenders who commit crimes when drunk. those who continue to drink whilst wearing them face being sent to prison. jill archbold reports. i'm a police officer. yeah, i know you're a police officer. bleep! in towns like grimsby and cleethorpes, it's thought nearly half of all crime is alcohol—related. that's why some here who offend when drunk are testing tags which can detect alcohol.
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this man was ordered to wear one by a judge for three months after he made threats with a weapon. made me really, really scared not to drink any more. because i knew that thing was there. when the temptation was there, it overrode it, having that, because of the fear of going back into jail. so we fit the tag against your skin, and it has to be against the skin... the so—called sobriety tags can detect levels of alcohol in sweat. if the wearer has just one drink, it sends an alert to the probation officers. i've worked with eight people who have got a tag, and i've had one drinking episode with one of my male service users. so, for that person, he received a warning letter as a punishment for that. and we did a lot of work about how he can cope with these kind of difficulties should they arise again. the sobriety tags are being trialled by three police forces — lincolnshire, humberside and north yorkshire. since june last year, 56 people have been told to wear a tag for between 30—120 days.
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their crimes range from shoplifting to serious violent offences. this technology has been used in america for more than a decade. its use here follows a successful trial in london. for some people, it might be the first time that they've had an extended period in the community where they haven't drank alcohol. so, that's quite a big test, and people get a sense of achievement when they get to the end of the tagging requirement and they prove to themselves, as well as everybody else, that they can socialise and they can go about their life without using alcohol. some say the experience of wearing one has been life—changing. it made me realise alcohol was the main problem in my life. it was turning me into this nasty, horrible person. i'm glad i realised it and got the help. with that help, i'm more stronger, more positive, and thinking better in life. you cannot interfere with that because it will always know if you've had a drink. the tags are now being tested in eight towns and cities across lincolnshire and yorkshire.
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so far, just three of the 56 people told not to drink have breached their orders. time for a look at the weather. ben has the prospects. it's a probe ata ben has the prospects. it's a probe at a bit of snow on the way? —— it is april but there is a bit of snow on the way? it isa on the way? it is a tale of two seasons. in scotland, a lot of snow on the ground and snow falling. temperatures through the afternoon will not get above four or five degrees if you're lucky. further south, it feels and looks like spring with temperatures climbing to 15 celsius. some spells of sunshine but pretty unsettled for the most part. this we love cloud here is the central area of low pressure, throwing frontal systems northwards across the british isles. the fronts
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across the british isles. the fronts across the british isles. the fronts across the north running into what is still pretty called deer. that is why we are still seeing snow. across parts of scotland, snowfall particularly over high ground. low levels, more likely rain and sleet. perhaps someone finesse in northern ireland as well. further south, sunny skies to be had. the odd hefty shower drifting through. temperatures up to 1a or 15 degrees this afternoon. this evening and tonight, we keep the wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow over high ground in scotland. that is cringing into northern ireland. some clear spells in england and wales but a clutch of showers pushing up from the south. pretty mild down towards the south. pretty mild down towards the south, not so towards the north, cold enough for frost and eyes. into tomorrow, we do it all again in many senses. another wintry day across parts of scotland. wind, sleet and snow. most weight on high ground. —— it is mostly on high ground. england
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and 12, real rasher of showers, mostly thundery with some hailstones. things only settle down for a time as we going to thursday with this bridge of pressure. thursday's most reliably tried the four many. quite right with sunshine alone. cloud creeping in from the west later. the wind strengthens as well. but the winds coming from the south, pretty mild. even as north as edinburgh could get up to 10 degrees on thursday afternoon. moving into friday, this area of low pressure trace the squash into the picture but really gets stranded out to the west. that allows us to develop a feed of southerly winds. you can see the orange colours in iberia and southern france. that is the type of airwe will be southern france. that is the type of air we will be bringing away. things will turn milder than was the weekend. even in the north, double digits. could get close to 18 degrees in the south. a mixture of
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sunny spells and heavy downpours as well. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2:00pm... two shootings in london in the space of an hour have left a 17—year—old girl dead and a boy, 16, critically ill, as the capital's murder rate overtakes new york's. it's not safe any more. it's not. it's appalling. it's not safe to go out. you have to keep locking your doors, or do something. it's terrible. jeremy corbyn is criticised for attending an event organised byjewdas — a left—wing jewish group critical of more mainstream jewish organisations. anti—semitism is a vile and evil thing within our society. at any level, anywhere, any time. and it's got to be eradicated. the french call it "black tuesday" — as strike action begins in protest at president macron's labour reforms, there's disruption to trains, energy supplies, and bin collections. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport.
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