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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11:00: the prime minister briefs her cabinet ahead of a statement to mps tomorrow about the next steps on brexit. four people are arrested following a car bombing in londonderry last night. police describe the attack as unbelievably reckless. a highly unstable crude device that could detonate at any time. a callous act, a deliberate act against the people of derry. a funeral is held in hertfordshire for six unknown auschwitz victims whose remains were handed to a british museum more than 20 years ago. police speak to the duke of edinburgh after he was seen driving without a seatbelt two days after being involved in a crash near sandringham. astronomers are hoping for clear skies early tomorrow morning, to view a total lunar eclipse known as a super blood wolf moon.
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good evening. theresa may has held a conference call with members of her cabinet — to discuss how she intends to break the brexit deadlock. the prime minister is due to address mps tomorrow. meanwhile, with the uk due to leave the eu on march 29th, at least one cross party group of mps is discussing how parliament could ensure a no deal brexit is avoided. our political correspondent alex forsyth has the latest. so, the noes have it, the noes have it. it's been five days since theresa may's brexit plan was thrown out, rejected by mps. and while she's working out her next steps, some on the backbenches have plans of their own.
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some want to change parliament's rules, its standing orders, so mps could delay the brexit process to stop a no deal scenario. all are very concerned about the way in which the brexit debate is unfolding and extremely concerned that we are in danger of crashing out of the eu with no deal and it's probably right to say that what brings us all together is that we think it's such a disaster for this country that something is going to have to be done to try to ensure that that's stopped. it could change the way this place works — giving backbench mps, not ministers, more power to dictate what comes before parliament, shaping policy. some in government claim that's extremely concerning. what we are now getting are some of those who are always absolutely opposed to the result of the referendum trying to hijack brexit and in fact steal the result from the people. the bottom line is
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parliament is gridlocked. while some mps want a pause in the process, others want to get on and leave, deal or not. some want a total rethink or another public vote and some believe the prime minister's deal, with some changes, can be salvaged. one option being floated — attempting to change the controversial plan to avoid a hard irish border to try to bring mps round. we actually agree that, no matter what, there should be an agreement that ensures there's no hard border between the united kingdom and ireland. the question is, "can we achieve what the irish government wants and what we want by a different mechanism?" but there's no detail of an alternative and the irish foreign minister isn't convinced, tweeting the irish government's commitment to the current withdrawal agreement — the existing plan — is absolute. labour says theresa may now has to fundamentally shift her position. if the prime minister won't move her red lines, you can see what's going to happen, which is parliament is going to try and take control of the process. that is because people are frustrated with the
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prime minister. this is only happening because of that and i think, in the next week or two, other options will now be tested one way or another. so expect further turbulent scenes here in the next few days. the battle now isn'tjust over what should happen with brexit but who gets to control it. and a little earlier, alex gave an update on today's discussions between the prime minister and her cabinet. the prime minister —— the prime minister is due to make a statement to the commons tomorrow indicating that thinking so she had a phone call without cabinet updating them and understand the focus now at number 10 is trying to do something about the irish backstop, the backup plan to avoid a hard border on the island of ireland in the hope being she can soften that she can win tory backbenchers and the democratic unionist party but the problem is, what can she do? and whether the eu and the irish government will budge is the question. where it that leave
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other people, other parties? number 10 says she will still have cross— party 10 says she will still have cross—party conversations and talk to business and union leaders early this week that there is an acknowledgement within government theresa may was not going to soften her position and up to win over widespread labour support, hence this focus on her own backbenchers and the dup. that will anger some labour mps who say she is not prepared to compromise. whichever way theresa may turns, she was going to alienate someone. she suspects the way she hopes is the best chance of getting a deal group but it could be that parliament has other ideas entirely. four men have been arrested in northern ireland after a bomb exploded outside the courthouse in londonderry last night. police called it a very significant attempt to kill people and suspect the dissident republican group — the new ira — of being responsible. our ireland correspondent emma vardy reports.
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this cctv shows the vehicle arriving outside the courthouse in londonderry city centre. the driver parks up, then runs away. shortly after, a group of people pass by, oblivious. the device detonates atjust after 8pm last night. this doesn't accomplish anything. it doesn't prove anything. what are they trying to prove? a warning was called in, but police had already spotted the suspicious vehicle some ten minutes earlier and were evacuating the city centre. hundreds of people were led out of the busy hotels and bars. today, four men were arrested and remain in custody. thankfully, the local community and the police service acted bravely together and we got everybody awayjust in time. but the bomb detonated just as we were leaving the area and it's only by good grace that local people weren't killed. this attack has been linked to the dissident republican group known as the new ira,
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a proscribed organisation which aims to bring about a united ireland. police say a pizza delivery van was hijacked by two armed men in derry a short time before the explosion. it was a very crude device that was placed inside this vehicle, but officers described it as a significant attempt to kill people. in a place where politics can be so divisive, today political leaders were united. my message to those, whoever they are, who were responsible for this action is to stop, to understand they have no support for such actions. the democratic unionist party leader, arlene foster, called it "a pointless act of terror which must be condemned in the strongest terms." scenes like this were once common in northern ireland, but not anymore. this attack reawakens memories of a darker time. emma vardy, bbc news, derry. sports direct founder mike ashley has placed a bid to buy
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the music chain hmv. last month, the company collapsed to its second administration in six years, putting over 2,000 jobs at risk in a hundred and twenty five stores. mr ashley owns more than sixty per cent of sports direct and has bought the retailer house of fraser, as well as having stakes in french connection and debenhams. an 18—year old will appear in court tomorrow, charged with the murder of a boy in east london. 14—year—old jaden moodie was stabbed to death after being knocked off his moped in leyton, earlier this month. police are still looking for four other suspects who fled the scene. more questions emerged for the royal family today about how the duke of edinburgh's car crash on thursday has been handled — and about the fact that he's been seen since driving on a public road without a seat belt. the woman who suffered a broken wrist in the collision near the sandringham estate in norfolk says no—one from the royal household has spoken to her. simonjones reports.
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the queen attends the sunday service at sandringham, but there's no sign of prince philip. he was last spotted yesterday driving on a public road in his replacement land rover, failing to wear a seat belt. that's against the law. norfolk police say they've seen these pictures and have spoken with the duke. that's not impressed one of the women injured in this crash on thursday. emma fairweather was a passenger in a kia that collided with prince philip's vehicle. he emerged relatively unscathed. she broke her wrist. she told a sunday paper: the palace said well—wishes had been exchanged, but emma fairweather insists she only received a call from a police family liaison officer, saying, "the queen and the duke of edinburgh would like to be remembered to you." in her view, that's no apology. emma fairweather believes prince philip, at the age of 97, should consider quitting
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driving altogether. and she says if he is found to be at fault for the crash that happened here, he should face prosecution. that will now be for the police to determine. meanwhile, the palace's response to what happened is coming under increasing scrutiny. simonjones, bbc news, sandringham. more than 70 years after the liberation of the nazi concentration camps, the remains of six unidentified victims of the holocaust have been laid to rest today. the remains — belonging to 5 adults and i child — were anonymously donated to the imperial war museum in 1997. 0ur religion editor, martin bashir, reports. we don't know if you are male orfemale... their names are unknown. we don't know which countries you came from... the chief rabbi addresses a small casket, containing human bone fragments from the nazi death camp at auschwitz. it could have been anybody in my family.
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but i lost grandparents on both sides of my family, my mother lost her parents and grandparents, my father lost his entire family. the material was among a number of holocaust related items, donated to the imperial war museum in 1997. donated to the imperial war museum in 1997, but only subjected to scientific testing last month. we sought expert analysis, which was able to confirm that visa were human remains, and in fact that they came from at least five adults, and at least one child. it's so critical to bear in mind that amongst this vast history, what we're really talking about are millions of acts of murder. the findings from humanity's darkest hour were quickly shared with the nations chief rabbi. we find exceptional poignancy in the fact that there are six
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souls that we are burying — each one stands for1 million souls who perished. among 1,000 mourners were 3a survivors of the holocaust who accompanied the casket to the burial site. we need a strong reminder such as this to let us know what can result, even within a democratic society, even amongst civilized society, if anti—semitism, if racism, go unchecked. quoting the prophet isaiah, the chief rabbi said that the six unknown victims would now have an everlasting name in the presence of god himself. the detective who led an investigation after hundreds of deaths at a hampshire hospital believes there is enough evidence to bring criminal charges. former assistant chief constable steve watts was speaking for the first time about his work
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at gosport war memorial hospital — where staff were accused of killing patients with painkillers. last summer, an independent report concluded that more than a50 people had their lives shortened at the hospital, but nobody has ever been charged. richard bilton reports. this place has a dark secret. it's the hospital that killed people. people like ethel thurston. she went to recover after a hip operation, but like hundreds of others, she died after she was given powerful painkillers in a massive dose she didn't need. she was a poor lady who didn't fully understand what was going on. she didn't deserve that. she wasn't ready to go. she was a fun—loving lady. most of the prescriptions were written by drjane barton. the death rate doubled after she arrived. she previously said she was overworked and that patients were too poorly for rehabilitation.
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we tracked down one of the nurses who worked with her on the ward. as far as i am concerned, dr barton didn't shorten any lives on my ward. but is there a possibility that dr barton decided when end of life started and she decided that too early? not on my ward, no. no. but we've been through the police files and some nurses were worried. these are their original words being delivered by actors. i think that diamorphine was used to keep the waiting lists down. it got to the stage that every time dr barton came
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but now there's a new police review. dr barton, hi — it's richard bilton. i'm from bbc panorama. i just want to ask you a couple of questions. i've tried very hard. don't do that to the camera, please. can you tell me why hundreds of people died on that ward? let mejust... it'sjust a question. dr barton... she has said she does not want to speak with you. why did so many people lose their lives on that ward? because the families, they say, that they want justice. do you understand why they might want to see you on trial? could you just tell our viewers, dr barton, what happened on those wards? just one last question, dr barton... what happened on those wards? the new police review will re—examine 30 years of evidence but the man who ran the last
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investigation believes there's already enough to bring charges. do you think the evidence will ever be strong enough to go before a court? i think it's strong enough now. i think it was strong enough then, and i think there was an overriding public interest in it doing so. hundreds lost their lives — their families are still waiting for justice. richard bilton, bbc news, gosport. the headlines on bbc news: cabinet discussions as theresa may prepares to set out her next steps on brexit. but divisions continue to be laid bare among mps, and within the government and the opposition. four people are arrested following a car bombing in londonderry last night. police describe the attack as unbelievably reckless. a funeral is held in hertfordshire for six unknown auschwitz victims whose remains were handed to a british museum more than 20 years ago. sport, and a full round—up
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from the bbc sport centre. good evening. manchester city have kept the pressure on premier league leaders liverpool with a routine 3—0 win at managerless huddersfield. despite the scoreline, it wasn't the most outstanding performance we have seen from pep guardiola's side this season. danilo fired in from a distance after 18 minutes, before raheem sterling and leroy sane both struck in the space of two minutes early in the second half. it is a fourth straight win in the league for city, and moves them to within four points of liverpool. we have done so far incredibly in the champions league, and a copa del rey, we have yet to do a final in the cup, and we have incredible points. 50... 57, 56, so there are lots of points. so what we have done
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so lots of points. so what we have done so far, but the game teaches us and shows us what we have to do to improve. harry winks scored in the final minute of injury time to give tottenham a 2—1win at fulham. the hosts had led after a fernando llorente own—goal, but dele alli equalised before winks's winner. it means spurs are five points behind city, in third. it was a frustrating night, to be fair. there was a lot of moments where we had close calls, or they defended really well. and, you know, it seemed like it would be a difficult night, but the belief we have in the team — we score late goals when we keep believing, and today was no different. hearts are into the fifth round of the scottish cup after a 1—0 win over fellow premiership side livingston. the only goal of the game at tynecastle came in the 48th minute, sean clare with this super curling finish to score his first goal for the club since joining from sheffield wednesday. well, hearts' reward for victory today is a fifth—round tie at home to junior side auchinleck talbot. holders celtic will face stjohnstone at home.
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ties will be played on 9 and ten february, with the full draw on the bbc sport website. there were mixed emotions for england's netballers, after beating australia 52—49, but failing to win the quad series in london. after losing to south africa on saturday, the roses needed to beat australia by a five—goal margin to win the tournament at the copperbox. but, despite reaching that margin, they couldn't hold onto it. really hard . get a win. people, you know, we have not had a peoplepyfiukhgwrwehavenot'hada for; long time, fééllii' win for a long time, really appreciate how hard it is. and to stop winning is really, really hard. so to go out here and win today shows that we are a team who can turnit shows that we are a team who can turn it around and 44 hours, and that for me is what we need to do at the world cup. we that
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that for me is what we need to do at th our)rld cup. we that that for me is what we need to do at th our bank. p. we that that for me is what we need to do at th our bank. it's ile _ that that for me is what we need to do at th our bank. it's disappointing l that that for me is what we need to do at th our bank. it's disappointing that at l didn't win ffi‘it -v_“i halt didn't win that series, has continued to elude us, i it has continued to elude us, i guess. but in terms of the fight that we showed and i guess the netball that we played today, we are a very - position a way, position —7 have won have i " "" ' ’ have won we have i " "" ' ’ have won we siege? 7 "r ”if 7' it 7 have won been‘ siege? 7 "r ”if 7' it 7 have won been‘ siege? to "r ”if 7' it 7 drawing, we have been having to fight back, so we - had a lot of fight back, so we have had a lot of combinations this season. so we have a lot to take forward from it. judd trump put in a brilliant performance to thrash seven—time champion ronnie 0'sullivan and win his first masters title. a closely fought classic was expected between two of snooker‘s biggest draws, but the match turned into a comprehensive rout for trump. 10—4 was the score, with trump becoming the 23rd different name on the paul hunter trophy, and collecting £200,000 in prize money. it's incredible. i think... it's incredible. ithink... i've obviously waited a long time for this. it's been sort of seven or eight years since i won my last big
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one in the uk, and obviously at times you are thinking on my ever going to win a big tournament again? so to come here, and this is close to home now, only 20 minutes away, it's like my local tournament, is a dream come true. overall its been 0k, dream come true. overall its been ok, you know, and i played 0k, dream come true. overall its been ok, you know, and i played ok, but when you lose in a final you are naturally disappointed. those other finals on wednesday really mean much at the moment, but i suppose when i reflect i will probably think that it has not been too bad. but he deserved his victory, and a fantastic crowd tonight, they have been great all week, so it has been a pleasure to be here. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories, plus keep across all the action overnight from the australian open, on the bbc sport website. that is bbc. co. uk/sport. a boat with 100 migrants on board is reported to be taking in water 60 miles off the coast of libya. it is the latest in a series of incidents in the mediterranean in recent days. on friday, a rubber dinghy with 120 people on board sank in the sea off the libyan coast, and on thursday,
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53 people are reported to have died trying to cross from morocco to spain. the authorities in zimbabwe have promised a continued crackdown against protestors, following a week of bloodshed in the country. local rights groups say at least 12 people had been killed and many more beaten by security forces, after protests which were sparked by a rise in fuel costs. president emmerson mnangagwa has pulled out of a foreign tour, which included the davos summit, to return home to deal with the crisis. 25 police officers and a number of protesters have been injured in clashes which lasted several hours in front of the greek parliament. a crowd estimated at between 60,000 and 100,000 people gathered to protest against government plans to rename the country's neighbour as the republic of north macedonia. the greek government is expected to ask for the name to be changed this week. nick thorpe reports. feelings run high in greece
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about the name macedonia. a clear majority of greeks feel the name belongs to them and them alone. while today's protest was largely peaceful, more radical elements in the crowd tried to fight their way towards the parliament building, through the ranks of the riot police. for some, it was a largely symbolifi it's our last hope. and this is the reason for their desperation. prime minister alexis tsipras and his syriza party narrowly
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w011 a vote of confidence in parliament last week provoked by the departure of his coalition partner over the macedonian name issue. the parliament in skopje has already ratified the agreement. if the greek parliament does so as well, it will enter into force and become legally irreversible. its champions say it will benefit not only northern macedonia, but the whole of the balkans, and will also be good for greece. this protest may be the last chance of opponents of the deal to vent their anger and frustration. nick thorpe, bbc news, athens. if you find you can't sleep later tonight, or you're getting up early, you could catch a glimpse of a rare lunar eclipse. it occurs when the earth comes between the sun and the moon. this one will start just after 2:30am, with totality at around 5:00am, where the entire moon will appear to be a reddish—orange colour. the eclipse will end just before 8:00am tomorrow morning.
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this is all assuming the skies are clear, which will give any of you who are up the best possible view of the blood moon. 0ur science correspondent pallab ghosh reports. this is what people all across the uk will see, weather permitting. it is called a blood moon. this is one from last summer. it is a strange colour because the earth passes directly between it and the sun. this blocks out most of the sunlight, but a small amount falls on the lunar surface as it passes through the outer edges of our atmosphere. and, tomorrow morning, the moon will appear slightly larger than usual as it is at its closest point to earth. astronomers call this a supermoon. the sight will be visible over the americas and northern and western europe, the very edge of western africa, as well as the northernmost portion of russia. in all, it will have a potential audience of some 2.8 billion people. pallab ghosh, bbc news. the world's oldest man has died injapan aged 113.
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just a warning the following pictures have some flash photography. masazo nonaka was recognised last year by guinness world records as the oldest living man in the world. he was born injuly 1905, and revealed the secrets to his long life, which were eating sweets, taking hot baths and watching sumo wrestling. japan has one of the world's highest life expectancies, and has been home to several people recognised as among the oldest humans to have ever lived. now it is time for a look at the weather. are we looking at clear skies tonight for that eclipse? we will have to try our luck. there are some areas of cloud around england and wales. there is high cloud moving into scotland and northern ireland, it may limit the view as well. here isa it may limit the view as well. here is a pre— eclipse moon at stornoway, so we are is a pre— eclipse moon at stornoway, so we are riding our luck to see how much of that will be on show. but there are clear spells as well. just
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in case they are overhead when you choose to look outside. and those clear spells are allowing temperatures to drop away so quite widespread frost on the way. in fact quite a sharp frost in places, that frost widespread compared with this morning, for example, the temperature in norwich as the day begins. a lot of quiet whether to start the day. some cloud, some hazy brightness underneath this ridge of high pressure. the more vigorous weather system poised to move in later in the day. quite quickly, as monday goes on, that is going to bring thicker cloud into scotland and northern ireland. it will and northern, irelandrlkwillr the wind as well. gusts approaching 60 mph. in. the. western! and comes approaching 60 mph. in. the. western! and - comes the wet isles, and here comesjheauet a lot of rain coming g the weather, a lot of rain coming in the northern ireland and western scotla nd northern ireland and western scotland going into the afternoon in the evening more especially. some hills no more especially into scotla nd hills no more especially into scotland but much of eastern scotland, england and wales during daylight hours essentially dry, cold air, a28 degrees. the wet weather sweeps south, some snow to the hills of scotland, the pennines, wet snow
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to lower levels in some places, perhaps on the back edges as it clears away as well. clearer skies will follow, wintry showers in the north—west, and this is how temperatures are sitting as tuesday starts. more of these wintry showers to come on tuesday. you see the flow coming in from the north—west, a cold flow on tuesday, a brisk winds. the showers wintry, so you could see a bit of rain, but also hail, sleep, snow, get a heavier shower and you may see some accumulating snow even to low levels in some spots but most of the accumulation will be into the hills as the showers move through, and drift a little bit further east as the day goes on. and cold, especially in the wind. that is our tuesday ‘s looking. for the rest of the week, quite a bit of dry weather to come. frosty nights although it isa to come. frosty nights although it is a bit less cold by the end of the week. watch out wednesday night in the early thursday, there could be some wintry showers around parts of east anglia and south—east england so east anglia and south—east england so don't be caught out by that. cold, sunshine, wintry showers, that
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means some snow in places. a sharp frost at night, less cold by friday. doesn't last long. next weekend it looks like it turns cold again quickly. hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment — first the headlines. cabinet discussions — as theresa may prepares to set out her next steps on brexit. but divisions continue to be laid bare among mps, and within the government and the opposition. four people are arrested following a car bombing in londonderry last night. police believe dissident republican group — the new ira — may have carried out the attack. a funeral is held in hertfordshire for six unknown auschwitz victims — whose remains were handed to a british museum more than 20 years ago. police speak to the duke of edinburgh after he was seen driving without a seatbelt a8 hours after being involved in a crash near sandringham. beautiful boy sees steve carrell and
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timothee chalamet come together in a story about a man trying to save his son from drug addiction.
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