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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 10... theresa may says she has new ideas on brexit ahead of her return to brussels for talks on the irish backstop. a new search begins off guernsey today to find missing cardiff city footballer emiliano sala and his pilot. hundreds of students join police to search for libby squires, who disappeared in hull on thursday night — police say they're extremely concerned for her welfare. victims of crime will be given new powers to challenge the release of violent offenders from prison, after a review in england & wales. in sport — england celebrate a stunning victory over ireland in the six nations. and in half an hour — kenneth branagh speaks to tom brook about his new film ‘all is true‘ — in talking movies. the morning.
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theresa may says she is still determined to deliver brexit on time, as she prepares to re—open negotiations in brussels. writing in today's sunday telegraph, the prime minister says she will be "battling for britain" in the talks, and claims she will be armed with a fresh mandate and "new ideas". our political correspondent jonathan blake has the latest the prime minister said she has fresh ideas but we are going to have to ta ke fresh ideas but we are going to have to take her word for it because nothing the government has come forward with so far isn't anything that hasn't already been ruled out by brussels and the eu in terms of changing that particularly toxic pa rt changing that particularly toxic part of the brexit kill, the backstop, which is designed to
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prevent a hard border in northern ireland if a trade deal cannot be done. the prime minister says she will be battling for britain when she goes to brussels, we expect at some point in the coming week. we have a sense of what you will be up against from the eu member states with simon coveney‘s piece in one of the papers this morning saying the backstop is a fundamental part of the brexit deal, whilst member states may be keen or willing at least to look at the political declaration that outlines the future relationship between the eu and the uk, they don't want to start re—negotiating the will to which has been nailed down and set in stone. the prime minister is going back and hoping to change ireland and the other member states minds. she says she will be battling for britain and northern ireland. when is she going to brussels? we don't know that yet, time is of course short, we are working towards the deadline of the 29th of march which the prime
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minister says in herpes this morning she will deliver brexit by and no later than. i would she will deliver brexit by and no later than. iwould imagine she will deliver brexit by and no later than. i would imagine at some point in the coming week she will travel to brussels. ayes in her piece. the international trade secretary, liam fox, has been speaking to sophy ridge on sky this morning and was asked whether he thought the eu would re—open the negotiations: ido i do really saying they would rather not negotiate and end up in a no deal position? i think that's not a responsible approach to take. it would impact on the european economy, onjobs would impact on the european economy, on jobs and would impact on the european economy, onjobs and prosperity. and the british economy. and for the british economy, absolutely so it's in all our interests to get that agreement. for the eu to say we will not discuss it to me seems to be quite irresponsible. an underwater search for the missing plane carrying footballer emiliano sala
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and his pilot is underway this morning. cardiff city's new signing disappeared with his pilot david ibbotson over the english channel 13 days ago. two search ships — one privately—funded and one from the air accidents investigation branch — are searching the sea bed off guernsey. john fernandez has the latest. this new search effort launched at 3am this morning, left guernsey harbor on behalf of the family of emiliano sala. it's a crowd funded operation. its meeting up with the search vessel and they will be searching four square nautical miles, compare this to the 1700 square miles covered by the official search launched by the guernsey coastguard more than a week ago. it shows they have an idea of where they believe this missing piper malibu is that was believed to be containing the footballer and the pilot.
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it's hoped within the three days they are out searching the break in the weather that has been hampering them so far and they will be able to find some evidence which will give some hope to both families who are waiting for some evidence. hundreds of students have joined the search for libby squires, who went missing after a night out in hull on thursday. police say they are extremely concerned for her welfare, and herfamily said her disappearance was completely out of character, as simon clemison reports. no search is easy. but try subzero temperatures. the conditions here couldn't have made things more difficult. loving, down to earth, 21—year—old libby squire is studying at the university of hull. she got into a taxi outside the welly club on beverley road at about 11 o'clock on thursday night. it's thought she got out a short time later near her home off
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the same road, and was last seen on cctv at about 11:45pm. officers have been leading the operation to find libby, going from house to house. about 200 students have also been involved. i want to thank everyone for their messages of concern, for sharing the information about libby, and those who live in the area have been checking their gardens, porches and sheds to try to help us locate her. over 70 officers have been out searching, speaking to herfriends, visiting the pubs and clubs in the area, and making enquiries with those who saw her during thursday evening. despite these efforts, we have still not located libby. libby's family say her disappearance is out of character and so, police are still concerned. but with more freezing temperatures this morning, for now, this search is not getting any easier. simon clemison, bbc news. elsewhere, police say they're very worried about a missing student from the university of reading. daniel williams — who is 19 —
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was last seen seen in a student union bar in the early hours of thursday. he was reported missing after failing to return to his student accommodation. police say his disappearance is out of character, and have urged the public to report any possible sightings. britain's car manufacturing industry is expected to be dealt a blow this week, when nissan announces it's cancelling a planned investment at its plant in sunderland. three years ago, the company said it would build a new version of its "x—trail" people—carrier at the site, after getting government assurances about the impact of brexit. but it's understood executives will announce tomorrow that they're withdrawing the planned investment, though no immediate job losses are expected. thousands of police officers and civilian staff in england and wales have not been vetted to national standards. new guidelines — designed to weed out rogue recruits — were introduced in 2006, but the bbc has seen figures from 36 forces which show almost six—thousand staff have not had the retrospective checks.
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the national police chiefs' council says it's working hard to bring that figure down. venezuela's president nicolas maduro, has told supporters at a rally in caracas that he is prepared to hold parliamentary elections. but the offer falls short of the presidential poll demanded by some european countries. they've said they'll recognise the opposition leaderjuan guaido, if that doesn't happen. at a rival rally in the capital, mr guaido called for more protests, promising to bring in humanitarian supplies if he took power. 0rla guerin reports from caracas. the opposition called, and from early morning, they came. that word — freedom — was on many lips in caracas today. and we met plenty who believed venezuela's opposition leader, juan guaido, will be
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the one to deliver it. we are very proud of him, because he has taken us through the right route to have liberty, democracy and what we have yearned for so many years. 20 years, more or less, yearning for this moment. well, there's a sense here of celebration, the mood is very relaxed, but the intent is serious — to send a message to president nicolas maduro that time is up. the opposition has gathered here in numbers. they believe that a process of change is under way in venezuela and that it won't be stopped. a military helicopter passed overhead, but the security forces kept their distance. speakers told the crowd this was a moment of history, a moment of hope for venezuela. beaming on stage, the man many now look to as a saviour,
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juan guaido. already being called venezuela's 0bama, he's a powerful symbol, but an untested leader. today, he tried to court the military with what voice he had left. "welcome to every officer "thatjoins the side of the constitution," he said. "we have amnesties. "soldier of the nation, you have a role in the recovery "of the nation of venezuela." these were the images broadcast by state tv. massive crowds that some claim were suspiciously large. president maduro offered to bring forward parliamentary elections to this year. that might sound like a concession,
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but the opposition already control parliament, so he's not giving much. back at thejuan guaido rally, venezuelans literally throwing their money away. it's worth little or nothing anyway. the opposition has called for protests to continue until the maduro era is consigned to history. 0rla guerin, bbc news, caracas. it's being claimed that workers in their 30s have been hit hardest by the effects of the 2008 financial crisis. the resolution foundation, a think tank which focuses on people on lower incomes, has been examining the impact of the crash on salaries. our business correspondent rob young has more details. the height of the financial crisis may have been more than a decade ago but many people are still feeling its effects in their wallet or purse. according to an analysis of pay data by the resolution foundation, most age groups continue to see
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a squeeze on their pay, with pay packets buying 3% less than they did a decade ago. 0ne age groupjumps out — people who were starting out in their careers during the crisis and are now in their 30s. their pay is said to be 7% below its high point. there is concern that fall in real wages for those 30—somethings may affect them at big moments in their lives with property and family. this age group is now doing things like trying to save enough to buy a house, settling down and having children, and yet they've just gone through a really significant pay squeeze so it's important we see pay growth returning, productivity growth driving higher pay, and helping these people be able to afford to do things like settle down, have a family and move into their own home. unemployment is currently the lowest it's been for a0 years and wages have been rising in recent months, so economists hope that means better pay news to come.
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rob young, bbc news. pope francis will become the first pontiff to visit the arabian peninsula, when he arrives in the united arab emirates later. abu dhabi's crown prince has invited him to take part in an inter—faith conference. the trip will also feature a mass on tuesday, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of people. the democratic governor of the us state of virginia, ralph northam, insists he won't resign over a photograph showing two men in racist costumes in his student yearbook. he'd initially apologised but then said he didn't believe that he was in the picture. chris buckler has the story. ralf northam called the photograph on his own college yearbook page racist and despicable. 0n the right of the picture it features a man in blackface and someone in a ku klux klan costume. i am deeply sorry. when it surfaced he immediately
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released a statement apologising but after countless calls for his resignation the virginia governor is continuing to fight for his political career and now he has changed his story, claiming he wasn't in the picture. we're here today standing in the very space that codified the law that created slavery. governor northam was elected as a democrat who presented himself as a staunch opponent of racism. there is undeniable anger among voters in virginia — many simply can't accept he could have made a mistake about appearing in such a photograph. a former soldier and doctor, ralf northam has for years been a respected figure in the democratic party but a politician who had the public support of president 0bama now has former vice president joe biden saying he has lost all moral authority and should resign immediately. at this news conference ralf northam was questioned about his past, including claims
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of a very questionable nickname and although he denied being the man in blackface in the yearbook photo, he admitted that on another occasion he had used boot polish to darken his skin to perform as michaeljackson in a talent contest. i had always liked michaeljackson. i actually won the contest because i had learned how to do the moonwalk. mr northam said resigning would be the easy option and as long as he remains governor he faces more scrutiny of his past and further questions about this controversial picture. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. it's quarter past ten exactly. the headlines on bbc news... theresa may says she has new ideas on brexit ahead of her return to brussels for talks
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on the irish backstop. a new search begins off guernsey today to find missing cardiff city footballer emiliano sala and his pilot. hundreds of students join police to search for libby squires, who disappeared in hull on thursday night — police say they're extremely concerned for her welfare. here's richard askam) a great opening weekend in the six nations and england making a real statement of intent against the grand slam winners ireland. it was ireland was max first six nations defeat in dublin in six years. scotla nd defeat in dublin in six years. scotland started with a big treat against italy. dan rowe one rounds up against italy. dan rowe one rounds up the action. with these teams dominating the six nations has promised to be an epic. ireland were favourites but it was england who
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started fastest. the game had barely begun when johnny mae started fastest. the game had barely begun whenjohnny mae scored his country's first try here for eight yea rs country's first try here for eight years to stunt the home crowd. ireland responded, healy burrowing over after a sustained pressure but england were forcing their opponents into mistakes. stockdale's blunder was pounced upon. ireland aren't used to being bullied, this is a tea m used to being bullied, this is a team that beat the mighty all blacks in the autumn. despite losing a player to a serious injury, england we re player to a serious injury, england were ruthless and entering them a when. slade gathered this before the centre scored his second and decisive try seizing onjohnny sexton‘s desperate past. ireland managed a late consolation but this was england's day, theirfirst win here for six years and for the margin few predicted. ireland very rarely lose here so this is a hugely
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significant result england and the stea m significant result england and the steam bears little resemblance to the one that finished fifth in last yea r‘s the one that finished fifth in last year's championship in a world cup year, this is hugely encouraging per eddiejones's side. year, this is hugely encouraging per eddie jones's side. meanwhile year, this is hugely encouraging per eddiejones's side. meanwhile at murray field the fans were in good voice as scotland managed a winning start to their campaign against italy. blair kinghorn scored his first championship hat—trick. result scotla nd first championship hat—trick. result scotland will be gone to build next week when they welcome a bruised ireland. cardiff city's players and fa ns ireland. cardiff city's players and fans paid tribute to emiliano sala yesterday. the game against bournemouth was the first since the argentine signing went missing in a plane crash over at the channel islands. fans created a mosaic in honour of the argentine striker who they'd signed from french side
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nantes. a teacher was held up an adorned with the image of emiliano sala. he was a super guy, i met him. it got hold of me after the final whistle walking to the fans at the far side, there were amazing. you start thinking about things and you cannot stop, it is an emotional time. it was great for the club to win today, i am pleased for the chairman, they worked so hard. i was proud of the club today. the 20 19th super bowl will be played between the new england patriots and the la rams in atlanta, georgia. tom brady and the patriots are led by one of the greatest coaches in history, bell —— bill belichick while his opposite number sean mcpeake is the underscored. we've been speaking to jerry riles who told us what the
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rams must do to win. super bowl 23, most valuable player. for the rams to beat the patriots, in the offence they have to control the ball, run they have to control the ball, run the football. what this guy is doing in the play—off right now, it's just amazing. he's one of those guys, he wa nts amazing. he's one of those guys, he wants the ball and he knows he can make the play. and there is a lot of stuff around, those who belong in the hall of fame but you have to start looking at these players now and give them credit. the third thing, you've got to be able to stop tom brady. ithink thing, you've got to be able to stop tom brady. i think he's the greatest of his era, what he has accomplished you would never see this again. this quy you would never see this again. this guy to 41 and still be able to do
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what he is doing, you know, it's amazing. but you have to start looking at the sky and say, he's one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever have played the game. my prediction, like i said, if they are not able to stop tom brady and those guys, the rams do not have a chance. fascinating matchup. that's all for now. all the action between the rams and patriots will be live on bbc one and patriots will be live on bbc one and you can follow things on the bbc sport website. richard, who will win? ithink sport website. richard, who will win? i think you got to fancy the patriots because of tom brady and that experience, but it really is an interesting game, for sure. great tip, thank you. some council—run nurseries are at risk of having to close because of threats to funding — according to a group of mps. maintained nurseries are often in deprived areas and are given "top up" money
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to help meet their needs. but that money's under threat, and campaigners say that could devastate the life chances of thousands of vulnerable children. nina warhurst reports. no! billy isn't having his best day. mum! any 3—year—old can feel overwhelmed, but billy's social and communication problems mean he needs extra support, which is what he gets at hindley. how do you think the staff here handle children like billy? fa nta stically. i've never once heard any of them raise their voices. they are just so calm, they're just so understanding. they get it. and it seems really silly because all nurseries do that, but it does — it'sjust different. maintained nurseries excel. almost two thirds are rated outstanding by 0fsted, but increasingly, they are struggling financially. in 2013, less than 6% of them were in debt. last year, that figure went up to more than 20%. and it's with the extra funding
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they currently receive from government — funding that could stop next year. sometimes, you can see the relief on the family's faces when they come here and think "these staff are here to help my child, and they're here to help me." what would happen to hindley without that top—up money? we would not be here. we would close because we would not have enough money. it's that serious? yeah, it's that serious. some children simply have a harder start in life with problems at home or issues with their physical or emotional development. and those are the children who come first in these nurseries — they are guaranteed a place and told that everything possible will be done to close the gaps in those vital early years. yeah! the government told us they do recognise the excellence of maintained nurseries but they have not decided on long—term funding. this week, mps from both main
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parties came together to say that's not good enough. i think this would be social vandalism of the worst kind to let these nursery schools go by default, when we don't really want them to go but we cannot actually find the pot of money to keep them open. and it could be autumn before we find out if that pot‘s being provided — too long a wait for some nurseries already making cuts. billy is behaving now that mum's gone, unaware that decisions happening hundreds of miles away could have a profound impact on his future here in wigan. nina warhurst, bbc news. sikhs who carry small swords known as kur—pans, for religious reasons, say they are facing discrimination and harassment amid concerns about terrorism and heightened security. some sikhs have been questioned at airports, while another was banned from a theme park. now campaigners are hoping for clearer legislation to protect their right to continue carrying the kirpan.
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alex strangeways—booth reports. long hair, cotton underwear, a wooden comb, steel bangle, and a small sword called a kirpan — all a vital part of a baptised sikh's identity. jagmeet singh was questioned at gatwick airport, while meeting his family off a flight. a member of the public had reported a man carrying a knife. i could see if there was a concealed weapon of some sort and someone was acting dodgy in any way, but i'm literally a family man picking up my young family. this was quite disheartening in the fact that people who really should be aware had no idea. it's notjust airport security who will stop sikhs wearing the kirpan. 0ne family's experience of being banned from a theme park led to a change of policy at nearly all the major tourist attractions in the uk — but you still can't get on the london eye if you're wearing one.
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the experiences of jagmeet and those like him have prompted a sikh education charity to launch a leaflet campaign and to get out and about to educate the public about the kirpan. for a sikh, a kirpan represents a religious honour and a blessing, it's a symbol of defence but in today's world, they say they wouldn't use it as a weapon. in the general world today, a sikh goes about wearing a kirpan all the time, but it's generally out of sight. a sikh is someone who wakes in the morning and they meditate, and also when it comes to our practices, we stay away from alcohol, we stay away from drugs. so when it comes to a sikh, they're there to protect other people. the current law does say knives can be carried for religious reasons, and sikhs hope the new 0ffensive weapons bill being drawn up at the moment will have more specific protections. the newly formed sikh police association wants all forces to use the leaflet to train their officers.
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we wouldn't say it's a blade or it's a dagger, the correct terminology is it's a kirpan. it is what it is. first rule of all, there wasn't an issue. second rule, there weren't any issues. legacy will show that there hasn't been any issues in the past. gatwick say it's up to the airport manager to give permission to carry blades more than six centimetres long in an airport terminal, but many sikhs say it's more important than ever for the public to understand that defence and defending the weak is an integral part of their faith and carrying the kirpan is an outward show of that belief. alex strangeways—booth, bbc news. most raffle winners walk away with a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates. but how would you fancy scooping a six—bedroomed georgian manor house for the cost of a two—pound ticket? one woman did exactly that in 2017. but as increasing numbers of properties are sold via raffles,
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the advertising standards authority is receiving more complaints about prizes that were too good to be true. jon cuthill reports. this was dunstan low in 2017, announcing the winner of his house. i believe you've just won a house. no way! yes! dunstan owned melling manor in lancashire. but with no income and an increasing mortgage, he was £600,000 in debt. my wife suggested that we give the keys back to the bank and i actually agreed with that, but i said "just let me try one last thing." dunstan gave people the chance to win his manor, selling tickets forjust £2 each. six months later, he gave away the keys. we just saw it take over £1 million and it was quite unbelievable, the moment — it was such a sense of relief. 0ne leading website that tracks competitions like dunstan‘s says there have been a0
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similar ones since his. only two have actually given away a property. last year, this competition was offering the chance to win a £3 million huf haus on the hampshire dorset border for £25 a ticket. it was a dream, wasn't it? it was! i was sold the dream. quantity surveyorjohn black was one of many who bought a raffle ticket, hoping to win avon place. it wasn't until afterwards when i read the ts and cs, it stated that if not enough ticket sales were made, then a cash prize would be given. you know, that wasn't in the headline on the website. the competition was being run by the property's owners, mr and mrs beresford, who sold around £750,000 worth of tickets. the prize fund given was 110k. you know, where's the rest of the money? the beresfords say huge amounts of money went on advertising, which failed to cover its costs. they say they calculated the price exactly as described in
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the ts and cs, which all entrants had to accept. but that hasn't stopped some disgruntled punters from going to the authorities. andrew bruce is the investigations manager at the advertising standards authority. the rules say that you need to offer the prize or a reasonable equivalent. the onus is on the promoter to make sure if you want to offer a house as a central prize in this promotion, you need to make sure that you can deliver on that promise. the berefords have previously said they fully complied with all competition rules and would be filing their accounts in line with statutory requirements. they've since told us they have nothing further to add. jon cuthill, bbc news. and you can see more on that story tomorrow night on bbc inside out south, at 7.30pm or on the bbc iplayer.


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