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the duke of edinburgh was examined in hospital today after yesterday's car crash at sandringham. they say he had no injuries of concern. a nine—month—old baby in the other vehicle wasn't hurt, but two women suffered minor injuries. the prince was left shocked and shaken. he was able to turn over, though. that was the first time i saw his face and i realised that i was holding the duke of edinburgh. police investigating the crash, say they'll take any appropriate action. also tonight... there are demands in washington for an investigation after reports president trump ordered his former lawyer to lie to congress over business links to russia. violence in sudan, as protesters demand an end to the rule of strongman president omar al—bashir. pharmacists warn of shortages in some basic medicines, including painkillers and antidepressents. port talbot will become a come to place. rather than a go—away—from place. and the banksy on
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the side of a garage that could become the focal point for a new artistic hub in the steel—making town. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news, it's a big night for edinburgh in rugby union's champions cup. could they beat montpellier and make it through to the knockout stages? good evening. buckingham palace has revealed that the duke of edinburgh went to hospital today for a check up, after being involved in a car crash at sandringham yesterday afternoon. they say he had no injuries of concern. police in norfolk have confirmed they're investigating the crash, and will take any appropriate action. an eyewitness who helped the 97—year—old prince out of his overturned land rover car described the scene of the collision
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as horrendous, at a road junction near the sandringham estate. the woman driving the other vehicle in the crash was treated in hospitalfor cuts, while herfemale passenger broke her wrist. a nine—month—old baby, who was also in their car, wasn't hurt. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford is at sandringham for us tonight. yes, 30 hours after prince phillip‘s crash, we are much clearer now about what happened here on the a149. here too about how miraculous it was that nobody was more seriously injured and how the duke himself escaped unhurt. it was the devastating car crash that the queen's 97—year—old husband simply walked away from. his land rover freelander ended up on its side but a hospital visit this morning confirmed that the duke of edinburgh had no injuries of concern. roy warne was the first to the scene, telling me what had initially caught his eye.
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i saw a car somersaulting across the road from my right. it was tumbling. it was turning over. he rushed to help the clearly elderly driver of what was a land rover freelander but, at first, the man's legs were trapped. when his left leg moved, his right leg became free and he was able to turn over. that was the first time i saw his face and i realised i was holding the duke of edinburgh and i said something to myself — something like, "blimey," but probably a bit stronger. roy warne then helped the duke out of the car through the sunroof. he walked away from his car and asked if other people were all right. so, his kind of immediate concern at that point seemed to be for the well—being of the people travelling in the other vehicle? he was much more concerned about
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other people than about himself. in the aftermath, the duke told police the low winter sun had been a problem yesterday afternoon. he mentioned that he was dazzled by the sun, which would have been directly in front of him from the direction of his travel. police are still looking into the crash, which they say they are going to investigate just like any other road traffic accident. it seems that what happened is, with the sun low in the sky, the duke of edinburgh pulled out into this busy road and was in a collision with a blue kia. his car then tumbled down the road, ending up here with the driver's door on the ground, and he then had to be helped out of the vehicle. there will now be questions about whether the duke of edinburgh should stop driving. all drivers in the uk over 70 have to renew their licence every three years and can be refused on medical grounds for things like poor eyesight and dementia. but what could have been a replacement land roverfor the duke
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was photographed arriving at sandringham today, and it was business as usual for the royal family. royal highness, how is the duke of edinburgh this morning? no idea. no idea was princess anne's response. the road where the accident happened has claimed five lives in six years. by chance it was up for discussion at a council meeting today where it was agreed that the speed limit should be reduced from 60 to 50. daniel sandford, bbc news, sandringham. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell is here. the palace never gives running commentaries on things like this. but is there anything you have been able to glean beyond what they have been saying? that's right, we have to bear in mind that buckingham palace is not about feeding the 24—hour news cycle. and why would they? their approach is to offer state m e nts they? their approach is to offer statements which are factual, but fairly sparse, setting out the basic
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fa cts fairly sparse, setting out the basic facts of what has happened. the approach of the family is not to make a fuss, to take things in their stride, which of course is exactly what they have been doing, we have not seen any members of the family rushing to sandringham. there is no need. why would they? but we have learned today in this short, 37 word statement from buckingham palace this afternoon, that the duke house, on medical advice, been taken to hospital and checked out. no injuries of concern, careful use of words. clearly, you don't experience a car crash of this severity without cuts and bruises. clearly, he has suffered that kind of thing, the age of 97 everybody would. but no injuries of concern. the other thing we have learned is that there has been contact between sal —— sandringham and the ladies in the other vehicle. i don't think the duke will have picked up the phone himself, i imagine it would be a private secretary that has phoned up the ladies and expressed concern,
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and shared good wishes for a speedy recovery, that kind of thing. in the background, the fact that norfolk police are continuing their investigation into the precise circumstances of what happened. the white house has confirmed that donald trump will hold a second summit with the north korean leader kimjong—un. the venue hasn't been finalised, but the hope is they'll meet sometime at the end of next month. the announcement comes after talks in washington between the us secretary of state mike pompeo, and the lead north korean negotiator, kim yong chol. there are demands in washington for an investigation into reports president trump ordered his former lawyer michael cohen to lie to congress about his links with russia. a report by the buzzfeed news service claims the president directed mr cohen to lie about his plans to build a trump tower in moscow, before he took office. mr cohen already faces a three yearjail sentence for violating campaign finance laws. here's our north america editor, jon sopel. the subject that just won't go away
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— the president and russia — and the most serious allegations to date about his attempts to hide the efforts the trump 0rganisation was making to build a trump tower in moscowjust before the election. after donald trump became president, his then personal lawyer michael cohen went before congress and said on oath that the plan was scrapped in january 2016. that wasn't true and a lie that earned him time injail. but, according to a detailed buzzfeed report, the lie wasn't his idea. the special counsel's office learned about trump's directive for cohen to lie to congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the trump organisation and internal company e—mails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. and the report goes on... the president personally instructed him to lie, by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did in order to obscure trump's involvement. the president's current personal attorney rudy giuliani has
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categorically denied this. the white house has been more circumspect. this isjust another in a long line of ridiculous charges without any corroboration or credibility whatsoever. you are saying the president did not tell michael cohen to do that? i am telling you right now this is exactly why the president refuses to give any credence or credibility to news outlets because they have no ability to corroborate anything they are putting out there. instead they are just using innuendo and shady sources. that was not a denial of my question. no, but the premise is ridiculous. and the president's press secretary stuck rigidly to quoting rudy giuliani's words. that is absolutely ridiculous. i think that the president's 0utside counsel addressed this best and said in a statement earlier today that's categorically false. the chairman of the house intelligence committee, adam schiff, tweeted this... the allegation that the president of the united states may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business dealings with russia is among
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the most serious to date. we will do what is necessary to find out if it is true. "suborned perjury" — that phrase has been used a couple of times before. it's the charge that brought richard nixon down, it is the accusation that led to bill clinton too being impeached over lies he told about his relationship with monica lewinsky. the week started with the bizarre spectacle of the president feeling it necessary to come out before the cameras and say that he wasn't working for the russians. it ends with him facing serious allegations of obstructing justice. the reason this is so significant is that obstruction ofjustice is considered a high crime and misdemeanour — something that can lead to impeachment. jon sobel, bbc news, washington. the prime minister has spent the day speaking to other european leaders and meeting members of her cabinet, to discuss the future of her brexit plans, which were overwhelmingly rejected
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by mps earlier this week. mrs may is due to present new proposals to parliament on monday. here's our political correspondent ben wright. mr gove, are you confident of getting a brexit deal that you want? so, what now? today the prime minister continued to listen with cabinet ministers trooping in and out to share their advice with the prime minister, who has a brexit deal the house of commons hates and the eu insists cannot be changed. just got to get into a car. tight lipped but, for brexiteers, some red lines on trade must stay. i don't believe we could have an independent trade policy if we stayed in a customs union and the reason for that is, in a customs union, with the european union, we would have to apply european trade law without having a say in how it's made. he is happy to sign agreements with australia but he won't sign up to a customs union compromise that might lead to cross—party support in parliament for a new deal. but if there is no deal, there are no trade agreements nailed down with 40 major economies to replace the existing ones we have
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as members of the eu. liam fox said other countries needed to put more work in while some, in theresa may's divided cabinet are telling her that leaving the european union without a deal would be ok, others, particularly a camp dubbed the gang of five are urging the prime minister to find a cross—party solution to this crisis, to compromise, and to rule out what they think will be the disaster of a no—deal brexit. and of course there's very little time left. on monday, the prime minister will make a statement in the commons setting out the government's plan b and mps will start to put forward alternative ideas as amendments to that motion. the following tuesday we will see a series of crunch votes on that. as things stand, exactly two months later, the uk's set to leave the eu whether parliament has agreed a brexit deal or not. touring a brexit supporting business, borisjohnson dug himself into a hole after claiming he had not warned about imminent turkish eu membership during the referendum.
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he did. but the former foreign secretary was here to tell the prime minister to fundamentally renegotiate her deal with the eu and, under no circumstances, to delay the uk's departure. telling the british public, after all this hoo—ha, that we've abandoned the project of leaving the european union would be so utterly pathetic, it would reinforce people's view that there is some kind of plot going on at westminster to stop this thing. here, competing ideas to break the political paralysis are being argued over and many mps do see the merits in asking for some more time. if we need further negotiation and article 50 is extended for a few months, let's say till the summer, then i don't have a problem — or a few months — and i don't think the public, who are fairly reasonable on this, would have a problem either. before leaving downing street for a working weekend, theresa may spoke to eu leaders but her headache is here, trapped between the demands
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of her divided party and a fractured parliament. ben wright, bbc news, westminster. three men have beenjailed for life for murdering five people in an explosion at a shop in leicester last february. hawker hassan, arkan ali and aram kurd started the fire which caused the blast, in an attempt to claim an insurance pay out. four people died in the flat above the shop, and a shop assistant was killed in the store. pharmacists are warning they're struggling to obtain some common medicines including painkillers and anti—depressants, leaving patients complaining of delays in getting the drugs they need. the bbc has learned there's been a big rise in the number of medicines placed on the shortage of supply list for england. increased global demand and the rising cost of raw materials are being blamed for some of the supply problems. here's our health correspondent catherine burns. the drug candesartan which, as you can see here, has gone completely red. as we film, the realisation that another drug is running low. this main wholesaler has now gone completely out of stock.
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now, suddenly, we are going to have to start shopping around to make sure customers and patients continue to get access to this medicine. it's not unusual for this to happen — problems with supply and demand for medicines. in fact, every month, the government agrees to pay a premium for some drugs where availability is low. what is unusual is the number of drugs they're doing this for. lists are published every month showing which medicines are in such short supply. the highest number was in 2017, well before brexit became a pressing issue. at the end of last year, there was a surge from 45 in the autumn to the most recent figure, 80. many of the shortages have been for commonly prescribed drugs like furosemide, used to treat high blood pressure, and naproxen, a common anti—inflammatory. wendy turner can struggle with everyday tasks. she has a condition which means she's always in pain. she says naproxen keeps it down
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to a manageable level. i've got tablets left for today and tomorrow. and then they're gone. and i'm worried, i'm a bit scared about it. and it's stress. if she can't get any in time, she's going to have to take a less strong alternative. pharmacists say there's almost always something else to try, as long as people get their prescriptions in in good time. most people won't notice this and will still be getting their prescriptions filled as normal. but i've spoken to others who are really worried, especially people with long—term conditions. one woman told me she's tracked down her medicines online in america. others say they're sharing with friends. and one man told me he's having to cut tablets in half to get the right dosage. all of those have their own risks. there are several possible reasons why this is happening, from increased global demand to the rising costs of raw materials. some in the industry also think there could be an element of so—called unconscious stockpiling
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along the supply chain ahead of brexit. but the government and others say there is no evidence that happening. —— that is happening. i don't think brexit is the factor at the moment. it's too early. we're too far away. but there are still questions about how the possibility of no—deal could impact these shortages. we've got challenges today. those challenges, potentially, can only get worse. the element that we have at the moment is the department of health are working very closely on getting manufacturers to hold an extra six weeks of stock in the uk. but if you've got nothing, six weeks of nothing is still nothing. the government says if everyone follows the plan, there's no reason why the supply of medicines would be interrupted by a no—deal brexit. catherine burns, bbc news. one of africa's most repressive regimes is facing a growing popular uprising. thousands of protestors have taken to the streets in sudan, demanding an end to the rule of president 0mar al—bashir.
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in the latest violence security forces shot dead demonstrators, including a teenage boy. in fact dozens of people have been killed since the protests began last month, after the price of bread was tripled. here's our africa editor fergal keane. and i do a few technical problems. if we sort this apple will bring that back to you. that is if we sort those out, we will bring that back to you. the jury in the trial of two men charged over the hillsborough stadium disaster, which claimed 96 lives, has been told safety standards were very different in the ‘80s. the former sheffield wednesday club secretary graham mackrell denies two safety charges,
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while the police match commander, david duckenfield, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 liverpool fans in april 1989. judith moritz reports. graham mackrell was a safety officer without any safety training. sheffield wednesday's former club secretary qualified as an accountant, thejury heard yet, in 1989, he was responsible for safety at the hillsborough stadium. he's accused of turning a blind eye to the way fans were going to make their way through the turnstiles and failing to make contingency plans. jason beer qc, defending mr mackrell, told the jury that 30 years ago, the role of a safety officer was a new concept. he said they mustjudge him by the standards of the time. the court also heard that the structure and layout of the hillsborough ground were approved before mr mackrell joined the club. the stadium was a prestigious venue, used to hosting big matches but the jury was also told that there had been previous problems with overcrowding before the fatal crush in 1989. eight years earlier, spurs played wolves in an fa cup semi—final. when a crush in the crowd
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began, police allowed fans onto the touchline. you can see them sitting along the pitch, having got out. the court heard from spurs supporter james chumley, who was stopped from going on to the full terraces. he wrote a letter afterwards, to complain he'd missed the match, saying a police officer told him leppings lane was the stadium's worst end and he added that the situation was always the same at big games. when the crush happened in 1989, 96 lives were lost. their families are now sitting through a criminal trial, judith moritz, bbc news, preston. let's turn out to the report of u nrest let's turn out to the report of unrest in sudan over the cost of living and the regime of the president, 0mar al—bashir.
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tragic moment when security forces opened fire on a stonethrowing crowd. a young protester was killed. ‘nn'i 5 ffltg t"“%f‘% ”55 ene?“ ' "w dr undergoing emergency he was allegedly shot treatment. he was allegedly shot after pleading with police to stop firing. after pleading with police to stop he was you he was you are he was you are gdica; was for and took away. 1 away. _— the began last wounds. the protest began last december when the price of bread was tripled. 0n the following days, they spread to the capital, khartoum. now
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there are reports of fresh outbreaks in several cities. these were the most defiant yet. 0mar al—bashir came to power in a military coup in 1989. it was the brutality of his crackdown in darfur, part of which we documented in 2005, that made him a charge of notoriousand—promptedafhargrof f filmed ,: t notoriousand—promptedafhargrof f filmed president?“ 7 criminal court. we filmed president 0mar al—bashir recently when he visited the reformist prime minister of ethiopian. 11 days later driven by economic despair the people rose up. it is probably the endgame for president bush are. how long he will stay in office is almost irrelevant. —— president 0mar al—bashir. stay in office is almost irrelevant. —— president 0maral—bashir. his regime has lost all credibility. hated by many of his people are
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wa nted hated by many of his people are wanted for genocide, president 0mar al—bashir has everything to lose if he falls. you must worry that despite his crackdown resistance seems only to be growing stop the latest work by the graffiti artist banksy, which appeared on the side of a garage in port talbot in december, has been sold privately for a "six—figure sum". 0ur welsh correspondent sian lloyd sent this report. they're still coming to see this banksy, even in the rain. since it first appeared on the side of a port talbot garage, more than 20,000 people have been to visit. but now this work has been bought by an essex—based art dealer. i think this is a phenomenal picture by banksy, it sums up in one small area, so many things about social society. banksy confirmed it was genuine on his instagram account in december with the message, "season's greetings". the image has attracted attention from people across the world and made an impact on the local community. when i was a child, you had to bring
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washing and on certain days because of all of the pollution from the steel company. —— washing in. you would get smudges on all of your washing so that really speaks to me. i think it's brilliant to bring people in and also to get the local people of talbot to talk about art. this is wales' first banksy and it has caused huge excitement and port talbot. —— in port talbot. but for the owner of this garage, the attention has been overwhelming. we're going to move it from here to protect it, take it into the middle of town and i am going to bring up about four, five or six other banksy pieces tojoin it so that it becomes a magnet for tourists to port talbot. the price that's been paid for it
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remains under wraps. sian lloyd, bbc news, port talbot. that's it. have a very good night. hello, and welcome to sportsday. edinburgh produce a stunning victory over montpellier to earn a home quarter—final in the rugby champions cup. in the semi—finals at snooker‘s masters. good evening.
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it's a big weekend ahead in european rugby union action with the final set of group matches providing us with the eight teams who will contest the quarter—finals. edinburgh rugby went into their match with montpellier knowing a win would give them a home quarter, and that's exactly what they got. a 19—10 win means the reach the knockout phase for just the third time. austin halewood watched the action. rugby, ‘ the wa nt wanténg dine at of m to mix in with the big boys - l . i much to mix in with the big bays - l . i much bigger to mix in with the big bays - l . j much bigger than 5:5 "559; fee-gee "ch eiffzéa'?!'e,2"g" ———— — ———— — —— ‘and 5a: "559; fee-gee _,|. eiffzéa'?!'e;"g" ———— — ———— — —— ‘and was aa "ea? fee-aa _,|. h:?a;"§¢22"g" ———— — ———— — —— ‘and was a boot foir lqtb and wasn't
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ahead on 13 minutes. west ham's marko arnautovic has been left out of their squad for tomorrow's match against bournemouth. rumours continue that he'll be moving to china for a fee of around £35 million. west ham have previously said that he's not for sale, but yesterday, manager manuel pellegrini suggested he could leave if a deal suited both parties. they haven't commented on why he won't play tomorrow. phil neville believes the 2022 world cup in qatar could be one of the greatest tournaments. the england lionesses manager is currently in the gulf state for a warm weather training camp with his squad ahead the fa planned the trip partly
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the facilities what we have seen they are preparing for the world cup how they are going to put on a world cup?" i think the close proximity of the facilities here and the unbelievable warmth of the people means i think this could be one of the greatest world cups of all—time. the fourth round at the australian 0pen is beginning to take shape.
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