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this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 5pm: the former prime minister, sirjohn major, says the house of commons should be given a vote on all brexit options. while labour's sir keir starmer calls for the prime minister to negotiate for a customs union or consider another eu referendum. if we cannot get a general election, labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote. that was our commitment. police investigating the death of 14—year—old jaden moodie arrest an 18—year—old man on suspicion of murder. the body representing gps says there's a "shocking" variation in their availability in different parts of england. the actor windsor davies has died at the age of 88. you enjoying your tea, gunner? yes... what the hell's going on? he's best known for his role as the sergeant major in the bbc
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comedy it ain't half hot mum. and liverpool beat crystal palace by four goals to three to maintain their lead at the top of the premier league. we'll have that and the rest of the sport at 5:30pm. the former prime minister sirjohn major says the house of commons should be given a vote on all brexit options. sirjohn told the bbc allowing mps to indicate their preferred alternative to theresa may's deal, which mps rejected this week, might help break the deadlock. the shadow brexit secretary, sir keir starmer, has called on mrs may to negotiate a deal with the eu that keeps the uk close to it. he also warned that labour had to be ready to campaign
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for a fresh referendum. our political correspondent nick eardley reports. things here are stuck. mps don't agree on what brexit should look like. they don't like the pm's deal, but it's not easy to figure out what they do like. so could a series of indicative votes testing different proposals be the way out of the logjam? the prime minister still needs a deal. if she can't deliver one that parliament accepts, then she needs to become a facilitator, a mediator, to find out what parliament will accept, and i personally would hope that she would put down a series of motions so that members of parliament can indicate their preference. that's a view shared by many in parliament. and one mp is going to try and make that happen. the majority of mps want an orderly brexit or they want another vote,
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or theyjust want to extend article 50 so they can think a bit more. the key thing is to bring into play what has not being brought into play up to now, and that is, does the house of commons have a view on the direction the government should now take ? cross—party talks are the solution the prime minister is proposing, but with labour refusing to take part, their chance of success is limited. now the party's brexit spokesman says there are only two solutions left. the first — keeping eu tariffs to allow free trade as part of the customs union. the second option isjust as our conference motion sets out, the option of a public vote. i know there's significant support for this in our membership, in many trade unions, among a number of labour mps. the prime minister. thank you. the pm says a second referendum would be a betrayal and isn't keen
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if we were to depart from those aspects in the name of trying to win votes in parliament, we would be doing a disservice to the millions of people in this country who have faith in politics and who have faith in democracy, and frankly, there would be no point in evervoting again because your vote would be meaningless. finding a way forward is not going to be easy. two and a half years on from the referendum, our politicians are still bitterly divided on brexit. westminster still has a lot of work to do. nick eardley, bbc news. an 18—year—old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder ofjaden moodie. jaiden, who was 1a, was knocked off a moped and stabbed to death in east london earlier this month. police made the arrest in wembley this morning. our correspondentjenny kumah is across the latest developments. police have described this as a shocking, brutal attack on a 14—year—old child,
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and they say it was done in the most audacious manner in the middle of the street. a car, on tuesday the 8th ofjanuary at around 6:30pm, they believe deliberately knocked jaden off his moped. he was stabbed repeatedly in what they describe as a targeted attack. now, after this, there was some speculation that this may have had some links to gang violence, butjaden moodie‘s family have denied that. they said he had no affiliation to gangs and that he was murdered in cold blood. ok, so now we have this latest development, what do we know? well, the police say that an 18—year—old man was arrested this morning at an address in wembley, and in the statement, they say that although one man has been arrested in connection with this murder, they remain fully focused on locating and arresting others connected to this deadly attack. now, police believe there were five men in a black mercedes used in the attack. they say three got out, stabbed jaden moodie before returning to the car
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and driving off. now, the police say this is a heartbreaking time forjaden moodie‘s family, and they say they cannot solve this crime without the public‘s help. they would like them to come forward with any information that can help them, and they say that information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. and if anyone doesn't feel comfortable contacting the police, they can contact crimestoppers anonymously. police investigating the murder of a security guard at a new year's eve party in central london have appealed for information about two men described as "dangerous individuals". 33—year—old tudor simionov was working outside the private event at fountain house in park lane, london's west end, when he was attacked onjanuary the 1st at around 5:30am. scotland yard are urging anyone who knows anything about a 25—year—old man named ossama hamed and 23—year—old man called nor aden hamada to contact them immediately.
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the bbc has found a postcode lottery in gp care, with doctors in some parts of england struggling with three times as many patients as their equivalents elsewhere. the royal college of gps says it's the result of years of underinvestment. our health correspondent nick triggle reports. there are 3a,000 gps in england, about one for every 1700 patients, but these doctors are not evenly spread around the country. nhs england figures show that gps in some areas have to deal with three times as many patients as those in others. in rushcliffe in nottinghamshire, there are nearly 1200 patients for every gp, but in swale in kent, there are over 3300 patients for every gp. some variation is to be expected. an area with a high number of older patients or lots of young children is likely to need more doctors, but the royal college
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of gps said some areas were struggling with shortages, describing the differences as "shocking" and a "risk to patient care". for the areas that are really struggling the most, we need extra effort right now. we can't wait for the doctors in training to come through the many years that it takes to train to be a gp. we've had targeted enhanced training schemes, which are great and which are helping. what we also need is to look much more widely at the problem. in the short—term, are there other health care professionals that can help out and support the gps? nhs england says 5300 additional nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals are working alongside gps in primary care, and an extra £45 billion is being invested as part of the nhs long—term plan. similar data is not available for scotland, wales and northern ireland, but gp recruitment is known to be problematic across the uk. nick triggle, bbc news. the nhs has told the high street chemist superdrug it could do more
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to protect the mental health of customers who want botox and dermal fillers. the high street chain started offering the procedures last year, but the nhs said the injections risked fuelling mental health disorders about appearance and it was being left to pick up the pieces. superdrug said it was now enhancing checks for customers. claire murdoch is nhs england's director of mental health and is calling on the industry to be regulated to a high standard. 0ur young, especially today, but also adults, are being bombarded by social media, advertising, idealised body images, perfectionism, a completely unrealistic image of what it is to be happy. and in many cases, that can start to result in poor mental health and drive poor mental health, anxiety, depression. and as it becomes more severe, as it does with people with body dysmorphic disorder,
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it can literally interfere with their life to such an extent that they won't leave the house. and we're calling at nhs england for other people, other parts of society, industry to play their part. 0ur long—term plan, the nhs long—term plan which was announced recently, has earmarked an additional at least £2.3 billion a year for mental health treatment, and a huge percentage of that will be for younger people. we're happy to step up and make treatment for mental illness and mental health more readily available, but we don't think we should be picking up the pieces. the un says 170 migrants may have died or gone missing in two separate shipwrecks on the mediterranean sea. according to recent information from ngo sources, some 53 people died on the alboran sea
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in the western mediterranean. the italian navy is also reporting an additional shipwreck on the central mediterranean. three survivors from that shipwreck were taken for treatment on lampedusa, and it's reported that 117 other people are dead or missing. president trump has said he'll make what he's called "a major announcement" about the current us government shutdown during an address to the nation later today. the president is expected to make concessions to the democrats in an attempt to end the deadlock. hundreds of thousands of government workers have been on unpaid leave, or working without pay, since he refused to agree a funding deal with congress unless it included $5 billion for his controversial border wall with mexico. a little earlier, mr trump was asked whether he was optimistic the impasse could be resolved. i hope that speaker pelosi can
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come along and realise what everybody knows, i mean no matter who it is, they know that walls work. and we need walls, whether it's personal or not, it's not personalfor me. she's being controlled by the radical left, which is the problem, and, you know, she's under total control of the radical left. i think that's a very bad thing for her, i think it's a very bad thing for the democrats. everybody knows that walls work. you look at different places, they put up a wall, no problem. well, i spoke to our washington correspondent david willis and asked him about the democrats' push to vote on more border funding, specifically the proposed $1 billion for additional security measures, which would not include money for the border wall. i have to say that that money that the democrats are willing to pony up would be for the sort
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of border security measures that donald trump has no time for. for example, more judges to hear and adjudicate asylum claims. and a greater use of technical equipment at ports of entry, that sort of thing. he wants that border wall, and it's a no—brainer as far as he's concerned. he reiterated that sentiment this morning boarding air force one. and the democrats, for their part, believe that the wall is not only ineffective, but would be immoral and an affront to american values, if you like. so i don't think you're going to see anything that is going to break this impasse when the president takes to the microphone at the white house in about four hours' time. what he might do, however, is he might offer some concession regarding the so—called dreamers. that the 750,000 young people who entered this country illegally through no fault of their own and are now facing deportation.
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it's a subject that is close to the heart of many in the democratic party. but whether it will be enough, as i say, to really bend the needle on this is doubtful, i think. david, you know what, it has been quite a week in washington. so much tit—for—tat going on, many thinking that this latest move from the democrats is a bit of pr damage limitation because president trump is now portraying them as being in opposition to border security. is there any way that things can be moved forward, like you say, this is not enough for donald trump, is it? no, and more worryingly perhaps, the last time the two sides, president trump and the democrats, met face—to—face was ten days ago and donald trump ended up walking out of that meeting.
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there are no further direct talks with the two sides planned that we are aware of. and congress is now in recess until tuesday, because monday is a public holiday here. so by the time that they come back, this will already have passed the month point, as far if the shutdown is concerned, and we will be looking at a second missed paycheque. the second one is due next friday for these 800,000 or so government workers who are currently going without pay. meanwhile, hundreds gathered in london for the annual women's march, which was launched two years ago following the swearing—in of president trump. protesters marched from portland place to trafalgar square holding banners with slogans. campaigners from anti—austerity groups, refugee organisations, the campaign for nuclear disarmament and family planning charities were among the speakers. the duke of edinburgh has apparently been seen driving a new land rover on the queen's sandringham estate 48 hours after being involved in a crash. the duke, who is 97,
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was pulled from his wrecked car on thursday after it collided with another vehicle carrying two women and a baby. buckingham palace has not immediately commented on pictures of the duke behind the wheel of his new car. the headlines on bbc news: former prime minister sirjohn major says the house of commons should be given a vote on all brexit options. police investigating the death of 14—year—old jaden moodie arrest an 18—year—old man on suspicion of murder. doctors' leaders say shortages of gps put care at risk, as bbc analysis reveals large differences in the availability of doctors in different parts of england. the actor windsor davies, who starred as the sergeant major in the bbc hit comedy it ain't half hot mum, has died at the age of 88.
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you enjoying your tea, gunner? yes... what the hell's going on? windsor davies said he modelled battery sergeant major williams on men he knew during his national service days. the character bullied members of an army concert party in war time india with catch—phrases like "come on, lovely boy." earlier, my colleague shaun ley spoke to windsor davies's co—star melvyn hayes about his friend and colleague. he was one of the good guys. i considered him, really, my best friend, even though we hadn't been in communication for many years. to work with him was a pleasure. it was a sheer delight. because he was so generous. he was generous in his work. he was generous in every way.
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you couldn't actually ever buy him a drink, because you'd go into a public house and they'd say, "oh, windsor has put some money behind the counter for everybody." presumably, he was nothing like the character he played. nothing like him. he was a charming, quietly spoken, gentle human being. he was a lovely, lovely man. he said that when he started tv, he didn't know one end of a camera from the other, yet by the time he did it ain't half hot mum, his comedy timing was brilliant. when he auditioned for the part, he went in and did it in a cockney accent, and they said, "why are you doing that?" and he said, "sergeant majorsjust talk like that, don't they?" and they said to him, "no, we want your welsh,
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we want you to play it as you are." he terrified me, working with him. it was just a joy and a pleasure, and the more success he had, he never changed. he never changed in any way. he was always winds, the mate. he was a lovely man, and i shall miss him. the series doesn't get shown anymore, although it is available on dvd. a lot of people feel it's outdated, particularly because a white actor was blacked up to play an indian character. do you think we're missing something in not being able to see it? it is so sad that this generation cannot see a television series that was based on truth, reality, history, and it wasn't a cheap, nasty... jimmy perry and david croft, before they both died,
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said that their one wish was for it to be repeated on the television. it sold across the world. i get repeat fees from dubai, new zealand, australia, etc, but we can't show it in our own country, which is rather a shame when you think of some of the other stuff that they do show nowadays. uncertainty over brexit is one of the factors being blamed for more expensive car insurance. the aa says it's gone up for the first time in two years. andy moore reports. the aa says the price of car insurance has been generally falling for the last few years, but figures for the last quarter show an increase for the first time since 2017. an annual comprehensive car insurance for someone who shops around stands at £610. that's a 2.7% increase on the previous quarter,
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but it's still 5.9% less than a year ago. younger drivers face an average premium of £1317. there are several reasons premiums are reported to have risen. they include a delay in a new law on claims for whiplash and the higher price of imported car parts, which push up the cost of any repair. the aa also blames a general concern about brexit, saying the market has had to battle with a fall in the value of sterling. the association of british insurers say car insurance remains extremely competitive, insisting the cost of most premiums is falling. andy moore, bbc news. at least 66 people are now known to have died after a leaking oil pipeline exploded in mexico. the hidalgo state governor says residents were scrambling to steal some of the leaking oil
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when they were engulfed by flames. the cause of the leak is unclear. laura westbrook reports. crowds carrying containers head towards the spewing fountain of oil. thieves had drilled a hole in the pipeline, and hundreds gathered hoping for a share of the spilled fuel. then this happened. the massive fire continued to burn into the night. victims were rushed to hospital, some flown to burn units. witnesses filmed soldiers at the scene before the pipeline exploded.
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which costs the country billions of dollars. he's shut off key pipelines until they can be fully secured. but that plan has led to fuel shortages, forcing people to queue for hours, sometimes days to fuel up their vehicles. laura westbrook, bbc news. zimbabwe has blocked facebook, whatsapp and twitter amid a crackdown on days of violent protests. human rights groups in the country say 12 people have been killed and many more beaten and tortured by security forces this week. protests started on monday over rising fuel costs. thousands of peopte in?diefiii’hevie of pawel adamowicz, the mayor of gdansk. he was stabbed on stage while speaking to a crowd last week. well wishers carrying flags and candles have been paying their respects to a man known as a critic of the government's anti—immigration policies. the bbc‘s adam easton is in gdansk and has been following the service.
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he explained what the late mayor meant to the city and to poland. here in gdansk, people queued for up to two hours to attend the funeral service. many more people, an estimated 115,000 people have actually thronged in the streets around the church where i am to actually watch the mass on large screens which were put up by the city. the city is also providing some psychiatrists for any mourners who need them because this is a city which is still in shock about this murder. this is a man who, for many people, they don't remember any other mayor. he had been the mayorfor over 20 years and when you talk to people about him,
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whether they liked him or not, they all say that under him gdansk has transformed. it's transformed from a rather dull, grey baltic town which was struggling from the transformation under communism into a modern european city, one that reflected mr adamowicz‘s beliefs. one that was open to migrants and minorities, and one that was proud of its heritage, that in this city, the solidarity movement started in the 1980s which toppled communism and went on to affect the whole region and ended up with the fall of the berlin wall. a couple who turned to ivf after years of trying for a baby have told of their surprise at finding out they were expecting triplets, two of whom had been
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conceived naturally. betty and her husband pawel had been trying to have children for seven years. fiona lamdin has been to meet the family. with one—month—old triplets, life for betty has dramatically changed. for years, she and her husband could not have children. after seven years of trying, they were given one cycle of ivf on the nhs. they put only one embryo because the doctor said we have 30 people for a pregnancy, and that's a heavy wait. and when they went in for a scan a few weeks later, doctors couldn't believe what they saw. the nurse turned to my husband and she asked if you would like to sit down. and she said, it's nothing like that, it has never happened in her career. she looked at me and she said, there are three inside. 15,000 babies are born in the uk every year as a result
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of fertility treatment. but to have this combination of natural conception coupled with ivf resulting in triplets — well, that's very rare. so, explain how the twins were there? well, you know, you're not allowed to have sex for days before the egg collection, but i don't think we listened to them. and that's how the twins happened. after scans, doctors told betty they could see that matilda and boris were seven days ahead of their sister, amelia. my husband made a little bit of space. now venturing out is quite some mission. they've even had to trim their fence so the triple pram can get out. betty and her husband now sleep in shifts. but she says she's never been happier. you've gone from no children to three. how is it? wonderful. it's an amazing thing
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to have a baby. that is what we wanted to do for so long and we have even more than we were thinking of. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello. it's certainly been a cloudy day today, and that cloud has been quite low over some of the hills, too, so some hill fog patches around. this was a scene captured earlier in the day in derbyshire, showing a stag crossing a snow—covered lane in the hills. as we go on through the rest of this evening and overnight, we'll keep that low cloud around as well. some breaks in the cloud, noticeably across eastern scotland and eastern areas of england, and that's where we see the lowest of temperatures overnight with fog setting in and temperatures down to —2 in the towns and cities, but colder in the countryside. it will be quite a cold start for eastern scotland and parts of east anglia. too much cloud out west, so you won't see much of the way of fog. thenn a cold front comes in and brings a mixture of rain and hill snow.
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the snow mainly above 200 metres elevation. that mix of rain and hill snow moves southward through the day, certainly dampening northern england and wales. some more sunshine coming through across east anglia and the southeast, but for many of us, another fairly chilly day. that's your weather. hello this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. the headlines... former prime minister, sirjohn major, says the house of commons should be given a vote on all brexit options. while labour's sir keir starmer says the government should either negotiate a close relationship with the eu, including a customs union, or there should be another referendum. police investigating the death of 14—year—old jaden moodie arrest an 18—year—old man on suspicion of murder. doctors, leaders and patient groups express alarm at bbc analysis, which reveals a wide variation in the availability of gps in different parts of england. and the actor windsor davies, best known for his role as the sergeant major in the bbc comedy "it ain't half hot mum," has died at the age of 88. sport and for a full round up,
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from the bbc sport centre, here's lizzie greenwood hughes. in the separated by the leicester tigers result. good evening. it's a busy day of sport. starting with football and premier league leaders liverpool are now 7 points clear at the top of the table but my word crystal palace made them work for their points today. 11—3 it ended at anfield. andros townsend scored first for palace before before mohammed salah equalised, after the break roberto firmino made it 2—1. james tomkins, then headed in another equaliser. salah scored again and sadio mane made it 11—2 in injury time, but palace never gave up. the result is massive, 60 points,
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thatis the result is massive, 60 points, that is crazy. that is great but i did not learn a lot of new things because i knew that before that is why we are here, that is why we have 60 points, while we had 57 until today and it is not new but it is a lwa ys today and it is not new but it is always nice to see and nice to have andi always nice to see and nice to have and i am really proud. a couple of things happen that he did not really need. meanwhile in the day's other fixtures, manchester united's incredible turnaround continues, they beat brighton at old trafford. paul pogba scored from the spot and marcus rashford made it 2—0. brighton did get one back, pascal gross making it 2—1 but united stayed in front. and caretaker manager, 0le gunnar solskjaer becomes the first manchester united manager to win his first six league games in charge. the boys, they showed against tottenham and today that we do not give up. there is a great team spirit. you cannot when three, four,
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five in fantasy football and i think there were some fantastic moments at times and delighted entry points. newcastle landed a huge win over fellow strugglers cardiff. fabian schar scored the first two and then sergio perez made it 3—0 at stjames park. the victory for newcastle ends their run of five games without a win and moves them out of the relegation zone. they were given everything and you know they are so important and the main thing is they have to work hard at it. this is the start, it takes out of the bottom three today but it has to be the springboard?” out of the bottom three today but it has to be the springboard? i said before that winning the game, we still have to win a lot of games if you want to stay up and now we have to carry on and keep the same experience and try to play as well as today. the lunchtime kick—off was a 7 goal thriller at molyneux, and thanks to a diegojota hat—trick, it went the way of wolves in injury time as they beat leicester 4—3. jo currie reports. jo currie repo| matchup
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