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this means you re this watching it's11:ooam and these are the main stories this morning: air accident investigators hope to inspect the wreckage of a light aircraft which was carrying the footballer, emiliano sala, and his pilot. the uk and other european countries say they now recognise opposition leaderjuan guaido as the interim president of venezuela. parcel delivery firm hermes agrees to offer couriers paid holiday and guaranteed wage rates as part of what the gmb union calls a ‘groundbreaking' new pay deal. residents in the australian city of townsville are warned to be aware of crocodiles and snakes spotted in flooded streets after what are described as ‘once—in—a—century‘ rains. we have never seen a we have never seen a years we have never seen a years worth of rain in less than seven days. that is not exactly what we have planned for. it is new parameters we are moving into. one of the biggest names in hip hop, atlanta rapper 21 savage, is arrested by american border officials who say he's
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actually from the uk. and in american football, the new england patriots beat the los angeles rams 13—3 in this year's superbowl. quarterback tom brady became the first person ever to have been on the winning side six times. good morning. welcome to bbc newsroom live. air accident investigators hope to inspect the wreckage of the plane carrying the missing cardiff city footballer, emiliano sala and pilot david ibbotson, which has been found in the english channel. the plane was on its way from nantes in france to cardiff when it went missing between the islands of guernsey and alderney on the 21st of january. an official search operation was called off 3 days later, after guernsey's harbour master said the chances of survival were "extremely remote". the wreckage was found by a privately—funded
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search team yesterday. ben ando reports. the search is over. this vessel chartered by the air accident investigation branch is now waiting above the spot where the plane carrying emiliano sala is thought to have come to rest beneath the waves. the wreckage was located by sonar on another boat paid for by the sala family after a crowdfunding campaign raised £250,000. carrying the latest equipment, it had set sail early on sunday planning to focus on a four square mile area of the english channel near guernsey. later, a remote submersible will be sent down to the sea bed to make a visual confirmation that the plane is the piper malibu that was carrying emiliano sala and flown by pilot david ibbotson. both men are missing presumed dead after cushions from the doomed plane were found washed up on a beach in northern france. news of the find came in a tweet from david mearns,
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the marine biologist leading the private search. we found the wreckage with our side scan sonar, multi—beam mecca sounder. it was very close to the datum position. that's why we were able to locate it so quickly. effectively on our third sonar line within about an hour and a half of searching. all i will say about the wreckage is that there is a substantial amount of wreckage on the sea bed. the argentine footballer was being flown to cardiff from the french city of nantes, where he had gone to say goodbye to his former team—mates. he'd just signed for cardiff city for £15 million, becoming the club's most expensive player, and on saturday there were emotional scenes as the team he should have been playing for won their first home game since he disappeared. manager neil warnock said afterwards that sala would have been with them. ben ando, bbc news. a group of conservative mps,
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from both sides of the brexit debate, have agreed to work together in an effort to break the current deadlock. the ‘alternative arrangements working group‘ will meet the brexit secretary for talks, which will include addressing alternatives to the so—called irish border backstop. let's take a look at the next steps in the brexit process for the government. from today that group of mps will meet brexit secretary, stephen barclay, and government officials for three days to try and find another way of avoiding a hard irish border. theresa may will then head to brussels for talks. another round of parliamentary votes is expected on the 14th february on her new proposed brexit plans. the uk is due to leave the eu on friday 29th of march and theresa may insists that she "will deliver brexit on time". with me now is our assistant political editor, norman smith.
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iran i ran through those diary dates as if they are set in stone but is that the case? it will be an uphill task to come up with something that brussels is going to bite on because we know they have looked at this idea of trying to use technology and existing procedures to get around the possibility of a hard border in northern ireland, to take the backs of out of the equation. and the eu has been dismissive and sceptical. likewise the idea of getting some sort of further binding legal guarantees also looks tricky because the eu has said it is not interested in reopening the withdrawal agreement and trying to re—craft the legal text. so actually trying to get some sort of way through the backstop looks extraordinary difficult but this morning michael
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gove sounded pretty upbeat. can the government find a solution to the brexit stalemate? yes. the prime minister will talk to colleagues today and i am confident we can find a way forward. i am sure we can get withdrawal agreement everyone can agree to. are we running out of time? of course we do need to conclude a deal as quickly as possible but i know the prime minister is meeting with a number of conservative mps and others today and she is determined to make progress. could brexit be delayed? i think what we need to do is concentrate minds on making sure we can get withdrawal agreement as quickly as possible that honours the vote of 17.4 million people. just to add to mrs may's difficulties, the signs are the unity she managed to forge before the last brexit vote appears to be fraying quite significantly with leading brexiteers saying they are not very
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keen on the legal options. they fear the attorney general will come up with some legal mumbo jumbo which don't really do it. if that is the case they are warning they will be trouble ahead. we had the vice chairman of the arg saying mrs may would face another substantial revolt if that's what the attorney general turned up with. so what they seem general turned up with. so what they seem to be pinning their hopes on is some sort of breakthrough in finding some sort of breakthrough in finding some sort of arrangement which will get around a hard border. whether that using technology or existing arrangements. here's jacob mogg. the eu one in the first round and it doesn't like the fact parliament is not rolling over. but the house of commons is not there to have its tummy tickled. it doesn't look like the eu is very interested in tummy tickling because if you listen to michelle barnier‘s number two, last
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night she was certain about this idea you might be able to find some sort of technical way to get around ha rd sort of technical way to get around hard border saying in terms there wasn't anything available anytime soon to do that. as things stand there seems not much chance of mrs may being able to come back to parliament next week with a new plan to put before mps. more likely she will come back and say we are still talking, give us a bit more time and as we know the clock keeps ticking down to departure date on my —— march the 29th. let's go back to our top story, the search for the plane carrying emiliano sala. let's talk now to our correspondent who was in guernsey. the weather was hampering efforts. what's the situation now? we now know that the air accident
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investigation branch will release a statement at 11:30am about the progress of these investigations. the boat is still at the location where the missing plane was spotted on the sea bed. we heard earlier from the man who launched the private search on behalf of emiliano sala's family. we wanted to go out there and find the plane. we are pleased that happened. it's going to be closure but this is the first step but at least is a route for people to have answers. if they never had these answers and if the plane was never located i don't think the family would ever rest. that is why we wanted to go out and find it. we don't know how long the salvage operation is going to take place. we are informed by some
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people they could be out there almost all of this week because the conditions are tough. the salvage operation will be difficult to complete. but they did manage to find this location within just three hours so it was a successful search operation which the private search was the main part of. we do believe the family may be making a statement later today. we have not heard from david ibbotson's family but we hope it goes some way to giving them a nswe rs it goes some way to giving them answers and some closure in this horrible story. the uk, spain and other european countries have officially recognised venezuela's opposition leader, juan guaido, as the country's interim president. in a tweet, the foreign secretary jeremy hunt said the decision to recognise mr guaido was taken alongside allies in europe after the current president, nicolas maduro, ignored calls to hold new elections.
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he added that he hopes this takes us closer to ending humanitarian crisis. let's get more on this now from gavin lee, who's in brussels for us. this was a case where the big european powers came together to issue a message. it's a really good point because the european union as a whole does not recognise government so individuals so this is down to a coordinated member state action. the aim would be for big players like germany and spain, the spanish government officially recognising the opposition juan guaido as the interim president and it brings the total number of states to nine countries. the position was up to nine countries. the position was up until midnight last night nicolas maduro had eight days in which to
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abide by the eu call to announce a transparent and fair election but that didn't happen. this morning the german chancellor angela merkel has said juan guaido is the man we talk to now so diplomatic relations between venezuela and germany will between venezuela and germany will be directly through juan between venezuela and germany will be directly throughjuan guaido and we have a pivotal force be directly throughjuan guaido and we have a pivotalforce in all of this, president donald trump, who has been trying to persuade some of those member states who have not got on board with this coordinated action like greece and italy to do so. the government in greece has supported nicolas maduro. italy as well, there is a split within the government. 0n the one side the interior minister says they need tojoin this
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side the interior minister says they need to join this action and you have the other movement saying this could lead to a colonel gaddafi situation like we saw in libya. so there are tensions within the european right now. it's interesting to hear the way that ideologies will dictate to a certain extent how people are lining up but on a practical note how the people cope with their venezuelan embassies? that's a really good question and there is no solid answer yet because right now the foreign ministers for all 28 eu member states are meeting at the european council behind me. they are meeting with arab state leaders and in an hour's time they will have a meeting. is there a joint position on venezuela? angela merkel in germany and you have the british position saying they are recognising juan guaido as the interim, what do you do about the
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embassies? we should have detail on that in about two hours. we will hear from the that in about two hours. we will hearfrom the eu that in about two hours. we will hear from the eu foreign affairs chief to see where this goes. the government says it's been assured no jobs will be lost despite nissan dropping plans to build its new x—trail model in sunderland. in a letter to workers, the company said continued brexit uncertainty wasn't helping firms to "plan for the future". unions described the news as "disappointing" and said they were "seriously concerned". our business presenter dominc 0'connell spoke to me about what the move says in general. the big question now is whether other big employers like nissan will use no—deal brexit if it does end up asa use no—deal brexit if it does end up as a no—deal brexit as an excuse or reason to withdraw investment in the uk. some cabinet ministers are thinking about this. the business secretary said this. it concerns me they have noted the uncertainty
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around brexit and i think that is a serious signal to all of us in parliament that now is the time to resolve that uncertainty so it doesn't impinge on any decisions in the future. people can invest with confidence in britain. it's clear that some people in cabinet are worried about other firms following the nissan example. there is an interesting personal footnote because the person who did the deal to bring the x trail to sunderland was the chief executive of neeson at the time and he is now injail in japan waiting some kind ofjudicial process on these allegations. if he had still been around i suspect nissan would have found this a more difficult decision to make. turning to another business story, the gmb
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with an interesting new initiative on employment rights. this is interesting because lots of unions have been after companies saying the self—employed courier are directly employed and self employment was something of a bogus state that allowed the company to avoid paying holiday pay, sick pay and so on. hermes —— gmb has had a few big wins but now they have come up with this halfway house and it's called a self employed plus contract. you get earnings guaranteed of £8 55 which is just over the national living wage and you also get 28 days of holiday pay you. the chief executive of hermes said workers would actually appreciate the choice. we wa nt actually appreciate the choice. we want to make sure that our couriers are retaining the benefits and flexibility of self—employment but also give them the security of
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minimum earnings and of holiday pay. we want to do this because we think the flexibility is important for people. there are a lot of self—employed people delivering parcels for those that need the flexibility. she wishes with this. will the hmrc accept it because if the gmb and hermes have come to a deal that looks like direct employment then why aren't you paying tax. the other thing is, what about the workers? will they sign up to it or will they stick will what they have and get higher hourly rates of pay. searches are continuing for two university students, who've been missing since thursday. the mother of a missing 21—year—old hull university student has thanked everyone who's been helping in the search. libby squire was last seen on thursday night, following a night out. hundreds of students
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joined in the search for libby over the weekend. police say they're pursuing a number of leads. and in a separate incident, an air and land search for daniel williams will also continue in reading today. police say they're "extremely concerned" for his welfare. the 19—year—old was last seen leaving a student union bar in the early hours of thursday. his disappearance has been described as out of character. the headlines on bbc news: air accident investigators are expected to attempt to inspect the wreckage of a light aircraft which was carrying the footballer, emiliano sala, and his pilot later today. foreign secretaryjeremy hunt says the united kingdom has now recognised opposition leader juan guaido as the interim president of venezuela. parcel delivery firm hermes agrees to offer couriers paid holiday and guaranteed wage rates as part of what the gmb union calls a ‘groundbreaking' new pay deal. in sport, history is made in atlanta
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as tom brady and the new england patriots win a sixth super bowl title. he says he can keep playing. a sergio aguero hat—trick helped manchester city beat arsenal to take them two points behind league lever —— league leaders liverpool who play this evening. liverpool defenderjoe gomez is to have an operation on his leg after getting injured against burnley in december. i will be back in around 20 minutes. thousands of homes have been flooded in the australian city of townsville, after it received a year's worth of rain in just seven days. nearly one thousand people have been evacuated, as floodgates are opened to take the pressure of already stretched defences. 0ur correspondent, hywel griffith reports. monday morning update. yeah, not so good. this is how people across townsville are starting the week, working outjust how much
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of their homes lie underwater. almost a year's worth of rain has fallen here in the last seven days, and more is coming, as a monsoon low sits over the city. it means it could be days before people can work out the full extent of the damage. we were warned to get out the night before last. yesterday it was still pretty safe. we sandbagged, but to no avail. it looks like we've lost everything. i can't get in there to have a look. yeah, family heirlooms that go back over 100 years and all that that we've lost. so pretty much lost all of our stuff. when townsville's dam reached nearly 250% capacity yesterday, the authorities decided they had to open the floodgates. although it was planned, the results were unpredictable. there's persons in both of those units. it's where the gap is in
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the fence, apparently. the units are set back a little bit. emergency teams had to rescue some people from their homes. so far more than 1000 residents have been relocated. drivers have been told to keep off the roads. the risk of flash flooding means the situation is volatile. australia's insurance council has already declared a catastrophe. hywel griffith, bbc news. as a result of the floods authorities have warned residents to beware of dangerous animals in residential areas. this crocodile was spotted in a surban driveway in townsville. queensland's environment minister leeanne enoch said, "crocodiles may be seen crossing roads, and when flooding recedes, crocodiles can turn up in unusual places such as farm dams or waterholes". a bbc undercover investigation
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has exposed gangs offering to charge 1000s of pounds to cheat in uk citizenship tests. the life in the uk test in uk history, laws and culture must usually be passed for foreign nationals to obtain indefinite leave to remain or citizenship prior to obtaining a passport. but secret recording captures criminals arranging cheating using tiny bluetooth earpieces to feed the answers. concerns are being raised about the integrity of the test which is overseen by the home office. guy lynn reports. 0ur undercover researcher hands over cash to a criminal. a man who arranges cheating and citizenship tests. at the heart of the process to get a uk passport. do any of you know who this is by? migrants train up know who this is by? migrants train up this respected college to set the
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life in the uk test. they must pass the exam to qualify for citizenship in the uk passport. but one in five failand in the uk passport. but one in five fail and official testing centres like this and criminal gangs are stepping in. so what does he mean? using his foreign passport our undercover researcher books a test on the home office port. the gang gave him a phone to hide and a bluetooth earpiece. candidates can use headphones to your questions on an audio feed at the centres. and it's this aspect the gangs are exploiting. hearing the multiple choice questions from the 80s and feeding back the right answers. i would researcher goes into the testing centre. i was told to put
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the bluetooth device in my ear. he heard the questions and answered the questions for me. for example the third question he said see, fourth he said today. they really seemed professional. within minutes he passes and gets a certificate you can use to apply for a passport. the gangs celebrate nearby. and we hear reports of others doing exactly the same thing. the home office need to get looking into this urgently. how many citizens that we have in the uk that are fraudulently obtained a test certificate. it potentially runs into thousands. it's shocking. ina runs into thousands. it's shocking. in a statement the home office said they take instances of treating extremely seriously and say centres need to take measures to ensure it doesn't happen. they said that with evidence they will investigate and ta ke evidence they will investigate and take appropriate action. time now
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for some answers from the gang. have you been arranging for students to pass the life in the uk test and charging them thousands of pounds? no. i charging them thousands of pounds? no. lam charging them thousands of pounds? no. i am just doing the training at the centre. we have obviously recorded you secretly doing it. are you aware that what you are doing is compromising the uk citizenship system ? compromising the uk citizenship system? i have my students here and lam system? i have my students here and iamjust training. system? i have my students here and i am just training. this gang have been caught but others are still in operation. is it time for the home 0ffice operation. is it time for the home office to crack down harder? and viewers in london see more on that story on bbc london tv news tonight on bbc1 at six thirty this evening. the atlanta rapper 21 savage has been arrested by immigration officials who say he is actually from the uk. officials say the rapper, also known as shayaa bin abraham—joseph, came to the us injuly 2005 aged 12 and failed to leave when his visa
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expired a year later. an immigration and customs enforcement spokesman said he was being held for removal proceedings. let's get more from our correspondent, charlotte gallagher, who's with me now. tell us more about 21 savage. he is a huge star on the rap scene. hugely popular with fans and he's been critically acclaimed. his last album went to number one and is up for two grammys. part of his appeal is his authenticity so he talked about growing up in atlanta and how it was tough and dangerous. he first saw a gun at the age of eight. he was expeued gun at the age of eight. he was expelled from school for carrying a gun when he was just 12 years old. he has been open about the fact he has dealt drugs in the past. so this whole thing of him being an authentic character, this arrest has
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left a lot of people with a lot of questions about who exactly he is. tell us a bit more about the arrest itself and more detail about what immigration officials are saying. he was arrested on sunday and has been detained. where? in atlanta. he gives a lot of money to charity in atla nta gives a lot of money to charity in atlanta so he was one of them. but he was also arrested there. yes. they want to deport him now. he has beenin they want to deport him now. he has been in the country for 14 years illegally which is very interesting because he has travelled around the country and travelled the world. he has been arrested in the past and they did not realise he was british. so they want to send him back to the uk now. what is going to complicate this further is the fact that 21 savage has a criminal record. so if he is british and they are and he wa nts to he is british and they are and he wants to stay in the us that will make him even harderfor him to stay in america. what are his fans are
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saying? there has been a lot of surprised because he was considered one of them, this authentic character. he might be british. we don't know where he's from if he is from britain but we think he might be from east london. a lot of surprise and shock and people are saying he has paid a lot of taxes and has contributed to the economy, we should let him stay in the country. but immigration officials say they want him out and his entire persona is completely false which is quite a persona is completely false which is quitea damning persona is completely false which is quite a damning statement. he has not said anything himself but his lawyers have said they are working to free him from detention and the whole matter is a complete misunderstanding and he is in fact american. it will be interesting to see if he will be at the grammy awards next week where he is nominated for two awards. now it's time for a look at the weather. temperatures are on the rise. this
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is the scene this morning in york. some lovely sunshine. we still have some rain in the far south—east of england but it will clear the way. still a few wintry showers across scotla nd still a few wintry showers across scotland and the odd shower towards the south—west of scotland. for most it's dry and sunny. maximum temperature is getting up to around 11 or 12 degrees. tonight, we will see some patchy fog developing and that could turn dense across southern areas into tuesday morning. it will turn quite cold and frosty for many. so a cold start to tuesday. as we go through the day more cloud increasing from the west and some outbreaks of rain. hello, this is bbc newsroom live.
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the headlines: air accident investigators hope to inspect the wreckage of a light aircraft which was carrying the footballer, emiliano sala, and his pilot. we're expecting an update shortly. the uk and other european countries say they now recognise opposition leaderjuan guaido as the interim president of venezuela. parcel delivery firm hermes agrees to offer couriers paid holiday and guaranteed wage rates as part of what the gmb union calls a ‘groundbreaking' new pay deal residents in the australian city of townsville are warned
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to beware of crocodiles and snakes spotted in flooded streets, after what's been called ‘once—in—a—century‘ rains. atla nta's grammy—nominated rapper, 21 savage, is arrested by american border officials who say he's actually from the uk. sport now. you might not be a third of american football, but it is unlikely that you will not have heard of this super bowl before. it is the biggest eventin super bowl before. it is the biggest event in the us sporting calendar and a multi—biggest in the world. last night was a record equalling
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game, because they knew it low—paid for 26 super bowl title that puts them level with the pittsburgh steelers who had held that record. the patriots beat the los angeles rams 13—3, this title and all six of them have been masterminded by their coach and quarterback tom brady. them have been masterminded by their coach and quarterback tom bradym was an unbelievable year, probably... we went through it more so than anything, it has unbelievable to win this game. your week you have talked about wanting to keep playing, you want to play at your 45. you just won your sixth super bowl. does that change anything? no, i cannot wait to see my family anything? no, i cannot wait to see myfamily and anything? no, i cannot wait to see my family and kids, i could not do without their support, adept had just been a great. i am so happy for my team—mates stop this is a dream come to for all of us. the word goat is used in a sporting context quite a lot, roger federer is often referred to as the greatest of all time. that is certainly what the nfl
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pundit thinks of the new england patriots. i salute them, that was an incredible performance, coming up with the plays when it was necessary. the goats, the goats, tom brady, outclassing the rams. they are better than the rams. this is incredible what they have been able to do. six super bowl is. six, i mean, it is hard to fathom what this tea m mean, it is hard to fathom what this team has been able to accomplish. you keep thinking that at some point they will fall, they will stumble, but they keep on coming up with way after way to win. this is an incredible performance. manchester city boss pep guardiola admits he
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thought his team might have blown their premier league title bid after defeat at newcastle last week, but the premier league title race looks to be on again. sergio aguero scored a hat—trick, they are now two points behind liverpool, sergio aguero scored his fourth goal after a minute, and after arsenal equalised, he got them back ahead after half—time. it was him again who for a hat—trick fortuitously to help cut city move back ahead of tottenham. liverpool have the chance to open up a five—point lead at the top when they face west ham this evening, the clu b they face west ham this evening, the club has confirmed this morning that defenderjo gomez has to have surgery defenderjo gomez has to have surgery to assist his recovery from a leg fracture he sustained at bu rley late last a leg fracture he sustained at burley late last year. liverpool have not given a timescale for his recovery. city and are just two points behind them, i deliverfull manager feels points behind them, i deliverfull managerfeels his points behind them, i deliverfull manager feels his side points behind them, i deliverfull managerfeels his side has holes had the belief they could win the title. we employed by liverpool fc, the clu b we employed by liverpool fc, the club with a big fan base, and a club with a big dream, and we are the people who deliver these dreams, that was all was clear from the
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first day, and we try that, exactly that. and olympic star has announced her retirement. she scored 44 goals in 140 appearances for englert and great britain, she was also a former european gold medallist as well as having commonwealth games silver and bronze metals. we will have more sport in the next hour. let's go back to our top story now and the search for the plane carrying cardiff city footballer emiliano sala, which crashed in to the sea off the coast of guernsey last month. the statement says, the key line in it is the mention of a remotely operated vehicle which was sent down
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onto the sea bed to examine the wreckage, and just to read this line, it says the r 0 v carried out a search overnight, tragically, in video footage, one occupant is visible and missed the wreckage. if the aaib is now considering the next steps in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger and the police. so that i think is the new from the air accident investigation bureau. tragically, in video footage, from the arrow v, remotely operated vehicle, one occu pa nt remotely operated vehicle, one occupant is visible and most the wreckage. the aaib is now considering next steps in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger and the police. the pilot of course being david ibbotson, andy passenger being
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the footballer emiliano sala. the bahraini footballer, hakeem al—araibi, has appeared in court in bangkok in the latest stage of his legal fight against extradition. al—araibi is wanted in bahrain for allegedly vandalising a police station but he says the allegation is revenge for his brother's political activities. the footballer fled bahrain for australia in 2014 and has been granted permanent residence there. he says he'll be tortured if he is returned to bahrain. jonathan head has the latest. hakeem al—araibi arrived in court today with his legs shackled, that's always true of male prisoners here, shouting he wanted to go back to australia, not to send him back to bahrain where he would be tortured. in court, his lawyers have asked for 60 days in order for him to repair —— i prepare the documents which they say will show the authorities why he shouldn't go back, giving the background of his detention, torture, his seeking and getting refugee status in australia. that's their main priority,
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to make sure that he doesn't go back but in the meantime, of course, he is stuck in prison here. we have seen delegations coming from a number of international bodies, the former australian international captain craig foster who's been a very vocal advocate in support of hakeem al—araibi but also representatives of fifa, representatives of the fifa professional association, and calls have come from the olympic committee international committee, from various governments, in particular australia, where hakeem al—araibi is living now, asking the authorities to release him and say they shouldn't have to wait for this very lengthy process to go through, this is damaging to his reputation, and they should let him go. it's worth remembering, and people need to bear this in mind, that bahrain never sought and into pal arrest warrant until hakeem al—araibi and his wife applied for a visa to visit thailand for their honeymoon. —— interpol arrest warrant.
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that suggests strongly the authorities informed bahrain and then used the red notice to justify detaining him, so human rights groups are saying this simply isn't a legal basis for holding on here. the crime he is alleged to have committed in bahrain is a mockery, they say, and we are hearing from people like craig foster today, if thailand possess and he sent back to bahrain, they will go for sanctions which would ban them from holding any kind of international football events here. this is a football mad country. with a growing domestic football industry. and i think about it surely will make the authorities reconsider. and wonder about the costs of persisting with this case against this bahraini and footballer. let's go back to our top story now and the search for the plane carrying cardiff city footballer emiliano sala, which crashed in to the sea off the coast of guernsey last month. 0ur transport correspondent, tom burridge,
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is with us in the studio. we just wejust had we just had the statement from the aaib. yes, funded by the government, but independent from the government, they are called in whenever a plane goes down with uk waters, and they are involved in international agreements. what they are saying from their statements, what i understand is that they have not committed to recovering the wreckage of the plane from the sea bed. it is currently sitting on the sea bed at about 63 metres down. what they are doing are talking with the family, so the families of emiliano sala and david ibbotson the pilot, they will now be consulting with the families to see whether it is the wish of the
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families to bring the wreckage up. bringing the wreckage up would be a usually complicated process. it has far down, all the issues in terms of sending equipment down or possibly even divers. if the families, and it is if, because they have to make this decision in conjunction with the aaib, if they would like the wreckage to remain down there on the sea wreckage to remain down there on the sea bed, then further surveys can be completed. what iced investigators have been doing is sending down remotely operated vehicles with cameras to survey it, i'd end this statement they have confirmed that they have seen at least one body within the wreckage. that does not mean that both bodies are not they are but they have confirmed that one bodyis are but they have confirmed that one body is within the wreckage. if the wreckage stays down there, they can send down vehicles, carry out further surveys, and carry out their investigation into the cause of the crash. that way, if the families wa nt crash. that way, if the families want the wreckage to be brought up, air accident investigators will work with them and think about the various options available to try and bring up the wreckage as safely as
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possible. it is not a straightforward process and it can be quite a disruptive process. we just got an image up right now of the sea bed. the wreckage. as you say, a very, well, emotionally difficult moment for the families, but do we expect the aaib to give them the information about what is down there before they take that decision? yes, there are still investigation branch in surrey, they are used to these type of operations. they have expert engineers, people from the aviation sector, they are used to working with the families of the deceased and air accident investigations. to ensure that the wishes of family members are adhered to, so there will be talking to the family and also explaining the complexities of
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the process if the wreckage is brought up or if the wreckage remains down there, what are the options, how much information they can garnerfrom options, how much information they can garner from these remotely operated vehicles going down with cameras. the other signal get thing to come out of this is that the air ice in that investigation branch are saying that within a month they are going to report an interim finding into the course of the crash. either way, if the wreckage stays or is brought up, they are still aiming to do an interim report within a month, a full report on an air accident investigation of this nature normally takes up to a year. victims of crime are to get new powers to challenge the release of violent offenders. the move follows public anger when the convicted rapist john worboys was granted parole. under the new system, victims will be able to challenge the release of an offender directly through thejustice secretary, rather than going through the courts. here's our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw. known as the black cab rapist, john worboys was on the brink of being freed from prison last year when the high court overturned the parole board's decision to release him. the worboys ruling exposed flaws
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in the way the parole panel had dealt with the case and now a series of reforms are under way to make the parole board more transparent and improve the service for victims. in future, victims will be able to contest decisions to release prisoners without having to go to court. guidance will be issued to parole board members about how they should approach cases. and there is to be a review of the parole board itself to consider if it needs further fundamental reform. david gauke, thejustice secretary, says there aren't any profound deficiencies in the way the parole process works, but he wants to see improvements. the review will examine if the parole board needs extra powers or if it should be restructured. one option will be for the board to operate like a tribunal or a court with every hearing headed by a judge. but the ministry ofjustice says it's currently not viable to hold parole hearings in public for security, privacy and practical reasons.
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danny shaw, bbc news. we can speak now to kim harrison who is a lawyer who represents a number ofjohn worboys victims. what would you like to see in terms of revisions to parole? the announcements have been positive, one of the most positive announcements for victims for a long time, and that coupled with the announcement earlier last year that reasons for decision—making would now be published as well. it is very positive, but there are still lots of problems with the parole board
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that need to be addressed. in particular there will be no legal aid or public funding available for victims to make these challenges, so they will have to do this without legal advice and assistance which is quite concerning. do you see any chance of that changing?” quite concerning. do you see any chance of that changing? i take it needs to. quite rightly, an offender has access to independent specialist lawyers to legal aid, public funding, to enable them to challenge any decision of the parole board, thatis any decision of the parole board, that is quite right. that should be the same for a victim of crime, this is going to be in relation to the most serious crimes, the most serious offenders, and victims are just being given 21 days to appeal in what looks like quite a complex process where they are going to have a very high threshold to meet. it is not enough to say, i do not like the decision, there will have to be a legal reason, but they will have to be expected to do this without a lawyer or any funding to help them, and that cannot be right. for your
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clients, is that, are they more encouraged by the things that are coming forwards in these changes, or are they more discouraged by that lack of legal aid? i think they are more encouraged in general, because what thejohn more encouraged in general, because what the john worboys case more encouraged in general, because what thejohn worboys case has done is put the rights of victims squarely on the front pages of that of our newspapers, and thejustice secretary has been forced through all of that public pressure to act and do the right thing. what needs to happen, this cannot be windowdressing, it cannot be the right to appeal in principle but without giving any practical support and help for people to appeal and
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practice, otherwise the appeal process but not be worth the paper it is written on. the other thing victims need is proper counselling and mental health support, because if you have been the victim of a next live i like trying and find out that the perpetrator is going to be released and you have 21 days to appeal with no legal help or advice, you are going to feel quite re—traumatised. you will need help and support. that needs to be factored into the process. we need to start helping victims of crime and putting the heart and centre of the criminal justice and putting the heart and centre of the criminaljustice system. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc new: air accident investigators are expected to attempt to inspect the wreckage of a light aircraft which was carrying the footballer, residents of townsville to watch aardvark crocodiles after once in a century range. ryanair has posted a net loss of £17m for the last three months of the year — its first quarterly loss since march 2014.
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but revenues and passenger numbers were up. the airline blamed "excess winter capacity in europe" for the fall in profit. hermes, the delivery firm, has struck what it calls a landmark deal with the gmb union to offer couriers paid holiday and guaranteed wage rates. under its new "self—employed plus" status, hermes workers can opt to receive up to 28 days of paid leave. they can also choose pay rates of at least £8.50 an hour over the year — that's more than the minimum wage. debenhams could close around 20 of its department stores this year, after bringing forward its plans for what's known as a company voluntary arrangement. the cva would allow debenhams to renegotiate its rent with landlords and speed up shop closure plans. it is understood that the company is running out money after borrowing even more from banks. more on the news that courier firm hermes has come to an agreement with the gmb union over granting
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new to some of its self—employed delivery drivers. the deal allows drivers to opt in to holiday pay and guaranteed pay rates above the minimum wage in return for giving up more control over their schedules. yvonne gallagher is an employment lawyer at harbottle and lewis. just explain this for us. we are saying here that rather than being fully flexible and therefore not being guaranteed some of the rights that we might all take for granted, if they give up some of that they will get a better deal. broadly that is what the deal is suggesting. but the background to this is that hermes lost a case in the employment tribunal, so the tribunal found that its drivers were workers and entitled to minimum wage and paid annual leave anyway. this is really
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annual leave anyway. this is really a deal about implementing that decision and perhaps seeing off their claims. in return for which hermes will not pursue its appeal against that decision. it has been described as a landmark deal. why is it so significant? it has a volu nta ry it so significant? it has a voluntary agreement between a union and a major gig economy employ are, so that is big news. so far the tendency has been for the organisations to resist the granting of worker status. here we have hermes really recognising reality, but at least embracing they are trying to get on with their tagged reach agreement and engage with the union. on paper it looks great because you get paid holiday leave and you get pay rates of about £8 50
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and you get pay rates of about £8 50 an hour, more than the minimum wage. can you foresee a scenario where the workers would not want that? more flexibility? i do not really see what is in it for the workers to reject this. save for the point in your introduction that in return for that, hermes will seek more control over the workers at the suggestion seems to be that it will direct the routes that they operate out of the running order of their day. at present they are paid on a per drop basis and a structure their day. there is a risk for hermes in doing that, they tip the balance towards these people looking much more like employees and falling within the paye employees and falling within the pay e syste m employees and falling within the paye system do you expect that other firms will now look at this and say, we need to do the same?” firms will now look at this and say, we need to do the same? i think we will see there is, the direction of travel is one way, all of the claims that have gone a leading worker status have been successful on the pa rt status have been successful on the part of the workers so far. uber is going to the supreme court later in the year, the rest have generally not pursued their appeals. thank you for your time. in other business news, we're following today: shares injapanese electronics giant sony fell more than 8% after
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the company cut its sales forecasts for the year. that's despite sony reporting record profits for the three months to december — they came in at $3.5 billion. but that was down to a big boost from the company's acquisition of emi. budget airline flybe, which is being bought by a consortium of virgin atlantic, stobart group and cyrus capital, says it's been approached by stobart‘s former chief executive andrew tinkler about a possible alternative way of financing the firm. but the airline says it's committed to the consortium's offer which remains ‘the best option'. reports suggest a canadian music entrepreneur could be a leading contender to buy uk music chain hmv. the latest rescue bid is said to come from businessman doug putman, owner of canada's sunrise records. the move pits him against sports direct founder mike ashley, who has also placed a bid. a quick look at the numbers. the
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ftse above a quarter of 1%, the ftse 100 clearly keeping ni on events as those negotiating continue with brussels, but will be on the currency markets that you will see the biggest impact. the dax also down on the day. see you shortly. that's all the business news. pope francis has arrived in the united arab emirates, becoming the first pontiff to visit the arabian peninsula. he was greeted on arrival by abu dhabi's crown prince, who escorted him to meet the grand imam of egypt's al—azhar mosque, one of islam's most prestigious centres of learning. ahead of the visit, the pope made an impassioned plea to the warring parties in yemen, urging them to ease the plight of millions of people threatened by starvation. well, a little earlier murad shishani of the bbc arabic service explained the significance of the visit. this is the first—ever visit of the
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pope to the arabian peninsula. it is totally a new era for the catholic church here. there are around 2 million to 3 million christians in the gulf states, 1 million in the emirates, but the vast majority of them are expats and foreigners. therefore it seems the pope coming while people are talking about the catholic church looking for a new area, so to reach out, that is the one area, but on the other hand these areas always have been a muslim majority, that even sometimes the presence of other religions was a sort of tension in different stages of the history. therefore he has been greeted usually yesterday at the airport and today at the presidential palace behind me. he
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will be meeting the grand imam, which also will raise the headline here, coexistence between religions and different cultures, but will it raise the issue of who speaks for whom? it will be clear for the catholic church that the pope speaking about it, but any muslim area with a recent committee, who speaks, there are factions as well, so it will be really something to watch and see how these things will be handled with the main headline of the coexistence between religions. now it's time for a look at the weather. many of us may have enjoyed the snow over the weekend, it will soon disappear because we have a thaw going on. this morning we had quite
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a bit of rain i'm still quite cloudy skies here in twickenham. you can still see that area of rain moving its way south ids butjust clearing now in the far south—east. we have had snow across northern scotland, also mostly clearing away. dry for many, some sunshine developing across many, some sunshine developing a cross m ost many, some sunshine developing across most parts, that is the scene at the moment in county durham. lovely blue skies they are from our weather watcher. blue skies and sunshine continuing in many areas, but any far south—east, yes, you may have lost the rain but it might stay cloudy in the far south—east. showers coming into the north and west of scotland, otherwise it is dry, sunny, and it is much milder
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thanit dry, sunny, and it is much milder than it was last week. temperatures up than it was last week. temperatures up to roundabout 6—12dc. tonight, fog forming fairly quickly across central and southern areas, that could be quite dense. patches elsewhere. largely clear skies, could be quite dense. patches elsewhere. largely clearskies, it will turn cold and frosty. temperatures in towns and cities getting down to around —1, minus four celsius, not quite as cold as that any far south, five celsius in plymouth. tuesday morning, starting patchy fog, dense in places, otherwise a bright start to the day, some sunshine across eastern england, up to the north and east of scotland, otherwise the cloud increasing quite quickly, some rain moving its way in, and could be heavy across western parts. ten beachesin heavy across western parts. ten beaches in the east around 6—8dc, any beaches in the east around 6—8dc, a ny waste beaches in the east around 6—8dc, any waste 10—12. that weather system associated will move away to the east on wednesday and then another weather front will push its way in across northern western areas, outbreaks of rain, still some rain across the far south—east without weather front. in across the far south—east without weatherfront. in between another sandwich of sunshine across northern parts of england, wales, some dry weather throughout the day here.
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tempt us again about 9—11dc. that rain could really be quite heavy during the afternoon across the south—east of england. for the rest of the week, we keep those relatively mild conditions, chapters are in the range of 7—11dc, quite mixed. 0ften windy, rain moving in ourtimes, mixed. 0ften windy, rain moving in our times, but also there will be sunny spells, but the main theme is the thaw. you re watching bbc newsroom live. these are today s main stories: a body has been seen in the wreckage of the plane which was carrying footballer, emiliano sala, and his pilot, he has air accident investigators say. been seen been the uk and other european countries say they now recognise opposition leaderjuan guaido as the interim president of venezuela. parcel delivery firm hermes agrees to offer couriers paid holiday and guaranteed wage rates as part of what the gmb union calls a ‘groundbreaking' new pay deal. residents in the australian city of townsville are warned to beware of crocodiles and snakes
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spotted in flooded streets after what's been called ‘once—in—a—century‘ rains. we have never seen a years we have never seen a years worth of rain in less than seven days. that is not exactly what we have planned for. it really is no parameters we are moving into. a bbc undercover investigation exposes a gang charging thousands of pounds to help foreign nationals cheat in uk citizenship tests by feeding the answers through hidden earpieces. and the grammy—nominated atlanta rapper 21 savage is arrested by american border officials who say he's actually british. good morning.
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welcome to bbc newsroom live. within the last half hour , air accident investigators say underwater video footage shows a body in the wreckage of the plane carrying the argentine footballer emiliano sala. this image of the plane on the sea bed has just been released. the plane was on its way from nantes in france, to cardiff when it went missing between the islands of guernsey and alderney on the 21st of january. an official search operation was called off 3 days later, after guernsey's harbour master said the chances of survival were "extremely remote." the wreckage was found
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by a privately—funded search team yesterday. we can cross now to guernsey and speak to our reporter there, mike wilkins. more details emerging, can you run us more details emerging, can you run us through them? in the last half an hour we've had an update from the air accident investigation branch. they have put more detail under this aircraft they have released a photo showing the registration number of that aircraft and tragically they have managed to film the plane via a robot with a camera on and they have confirmed a body can be seen amongst that wreckage. they can't say at this stage who that body is but for the families involved perhaps this is the end of their hope of finding their loved ones alive. although it
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is literally two days to the day, i know this time yesterday the family of emiliano sala were still hopeful he may still be alive. they felt he could be fighting for survival somewhere. the man who was leading the private search has said they are devastated and they are finally coming to accept the realisation that emiliano sala has not made it. so this now is the photograph that investigators have released of the wreckage on the sea bed. this is a 63 metres down as we understand it and the next question is what will they do well —— with that wreckage? emilio sandler —— emiliano sala's
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family want that wreckage brought up but it is 63 metres down which is deep but according to some shipwreck companies it isn't that deep so it isn't beyond the realms of possibility. however you have to factor in the weather. when they managed to find the plane yesterday the weather was still and it was calm. but the weather has become rough. the vessel being used is still out there marking the spot and assessing it and divers may be going down over the course of the next few days. if they are going to salvage it it will take time and the weather will play an important factor in that. the key figure in locating the
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wreckage was david mearns. earlier, he was speaking about the aid investigators and what they are doing now and the devastating discovery on the sea bed. we wanted to go out there and find the plane. we are pleased that happened. it's going to be, people use fluid closure, but it's a long way but this is the route for people and for them to have answers. if they never had these answers and if the plane was never located i don't think the family would ever rest. that is why we wanted to find it. a group of conservative mps, from both sides of the brexit debate, have agreed to work together in an effort to break the current deadlock. the alternative arrangements working group will meet the brexit secretary for talks, which will include addressing
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alternatives to the so—called irish border backstop. lets take a look at the next steps in the brexit process for the government. from today that group of mps will meet brexit secretary, stephen barclay, and government officials for three days to try and find another way of avoiding a hard irish border. theresa may will then head to brussels for talks. another round of parliamentary votes is expected on the 14th february on her new proposed brexit plans. the uk is due to leave the eu on friday 29 march and theresa may insists that she "will deliver brexit on time". joining me now is our assistant political editor, norman smith. crunching through all of these details, what do you conclude about where we stand ? details, what do you conclude about where we stand? what we learn is that everything now hinges on finding some sort of breakthrough on the northern ireland backstop and on
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that we learned this lunchtime that mrs may will be travelling to northern ireland tomorrow to meet with politicians and business leaders. she wants to underscore how farfinding some sort leaders. she wants to underscore how far finding some sort of solution to the northern ireland backstop is now the northern ireland backstop is now the key but also to reaffirm her determination to avoid a hard—boiled. determination to avoid a ha rd—boiled. that determination to avoid a hard—boiled. that comes as we know that some tory breixteers are meeting this afternoon to see if they can flesh out some new thinking to avoid the hard border as well as the attorney general looking at the legal options which might give some greater legal clarity about whether we can be guaranteed an end date or whether they can be a clear exit strategy for the uk to leave the backstop. there is an awful lot of effort going into find some sort of solution. at the moment it's not obvious that a breakthrough was imminent but this morning michael gove was sounding quite confident.
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can the government find a solution? absolutely. the prime minister will be talking to conservative colleagues and others today and i'm confident we can find a way forward. lam sure confident we can find a way forward. i am sure we can get a withdrawal agreement everyone can agree to. are we running out of time? of course we do need to complete the deal as quickly as possible but i know the prime minister is meeting with a numberof prime minister is meeting with a number of conservative mps today and is determined to make progress as quickly as possible. could brexit be delayed? what we need to do is concentrate on getting a withdrawal as possible that honours the votes of 17.4 million people who wanted to leave the european union. amongst tory brexiteers they seem to have pretty much kibosh to the two options being looked at by the attorney general. they are sceptical of these will amount to much more
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than one word so they are banking on this idea of getting new procedures in place at the border which will get around the idea of border controls and border checks, a so—called hard border. we know that the eu seems to be very dismissive of the idea butjacob rees mogg insisted parliament was now beginning to assert itself. the eu one in the first round and it is like the fact that parliament is not just rolling over to have its tummy tickled and that the house of commons is not there to have its tummy tickled. i don't know if we can expect much tummy tickling but when mrs may comes back from brussels and reports to the commons of next week, she will in all probability not have a new deal to put before mps and that means i guess we will be in the waiting game. mrs may is likely to say i
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have made some progress but i've got to have more time for more negotiations and the fear of many mps will be that mrs may is simply running down the clock. thousands of homes have been flooded in the australian city of townsville, after it had a year's worth of rain in just seven days. nearly one thousand people have been evacuated, as floodgates are opened to take the pressure of already stretched defences. 0ur correspondent, hywel griffith reports. monday morning update. yeah, not so good. this is how people across townsville are starting the week, working outjust how much of their homes lie underwater. almost a year's worth of rain has fallen here in the last seven days, and more is coming, as a monsoon low sits over the city. it means it could be days before people can work out the full extent of the damage. we were warned to get out the night before last. yesterday it was still pretty safe.
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we sandbagged, but to no avail. it looks like we've lost everything. i can't get in there to have a look. yeah, family heirlooms that go back over 100 years and all that that we've lost. so pretty much lost all of our stuff. when townsville's dam reached nearly 250% capacity yesterday, the authorities decided they had to open the floodgates. although it was planned, the results were unpredictable. there's persons in both of those units. it's where the gap is in the fence, apparently. the units are set back a little bit. emergency teams had to rescue some people from their homes. so far more than 1000 residents have been relocated. drivers have been told to keep off the roads. the risk of flash flooding means the situation is volatile. australia's insurance council has already declared a catastrophe. hywel griffith, bbc news.
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as a result of the floods, authorities have warned residents to beware of dangerous animals in residential areas. this crocodile was spotted in a surban driveway in townsville. queensland's environment minister leeanne enoch said, "crocodiles may be seen crossing roads, and when flooding recedes, crocodiles can turn up in unusual places such as farm dams or waterholes". searches are continuing for two university students, who've been missing since thursday. the mother of a missing 21—year—old hull university student has thanked everyone who's been helping in the search. libby squire was last seen on thursday night, following a night out.
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hundreds of students joined in the search for libby over the weekend. police say they're pursuing a number of leads. and in a separate incident, an air and land search for daniel williams will also continue in reading today. police say they're "extremely concerned" for his welfare. more on today s main stories coming up on newsroom live here on the bbc news channel, but now we say goodbye to viewers on bbc two. parcel delivery firm hermes has struck an agreement with the gmb union to offer new rights for workers. the deal, which has been described as "ground breaking" by the union, offers 15,000 couriers holiday pay and guaranteed hourly rates. workers can retain their current form of self—employed status. a hermes spokesman explained the thinking behind the move. we want to make sure our careers are
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retaining benefits and flexibility of self—employment but also give them the security of minimum earnings, of holiday pay. we want to do this because we think the flexibility is important for people because there is a lot of self—employed people delivering passes for hermes that really need the flexibility to have a job in the first place. we can get reaction from the gmb union now, spokesman mick rix is with me. you have called it ground—breaking. why is it ground—breaking? you have called it ground—breaking. why is it ground-breaking? it's the first deal that has been done on this scale, covering around 15,000 people, that primarily would be described as working in the gig economy. 0ur described as working in the gig economy. our members for a number of years have wanted a number of things. in particular a voice, they wanted to have a say and they also
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wanted to have a say and they also wanted some different conditions than what is expected. self—employed people in the number of areas in the gig economy have been exploited. there are some shocking tales that have ta ken place there are some shocking tales that have taken place in the last few years. they wanted to be different. they wanted dignified employment and i think we have struck a deal that actually puts respect and dignity back into employment. that word employment, if i was the revenue, am i saying 0k these people are still self—employed or am i saying hang on, holiday pay, guaranteed income, that looks like a paid worker. no because there is a difference. these are self—employed workers so it's the company that's paying for benefits not the taxpayer. they don't have unemployment rate to have these benefits. there is a huge
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difference between the direct employed and self—employed people. they have been people saying they may be a tax issue here but that isn't because these people pay tax and they pay national insurance and it's a legally defined route that is set by hmrc. this is ground—breaking because we have managed to negotiate with an employer to provide these benefits to their workers. how many people will be taking them up?|j think there will be people who want to remain truly self—employed and be in england —— independent contractor. it's a matter of choice but we have put in place a package with the employer that if people wa nt with the employer that if people want to take up those benefits they can do. the benefits we have negotiated is what our members asked for. this is one big company but do you think others will be watching and following suit? we are working on it.
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the headlines on bbc news: a body has been seen in the wreckage of the plane which was carrying footballer, emiliano sala, and his pilot, air accident investigators say. the uk and other european countries say they now recognise opposition leaderjuan guaido as the interim president of venezuela. parcel delivery firm hermes agrees to offer couriers paid holiday and guaranteed wage rates as part of what the gmb union calls a ‘groundbreaking' new pay deal time for a look at the sport now. you might not be a fan of american football, but it's unlikely that you won't have heard of the superbowl. it is the biggest event in the us sporting calendar and amongst the biggest in the world and last night's was a record equalling game.
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a sixth superbowl title that puts them level with pittsburgh steelers‘ who had held the record. the patriots beat the los angeles rams 13 — 3. this title, and in fact all six of them have been masterminded by coach bill bellicheck and quarterback, tom brady. it was an unbelievable year. we fought through it more than anything and it's unbelievable we have won this game. all week you have talked about you want to keep playing and clientele your 45. you havejust about you want to keep playing and clientele your 45. you have just won your sixth super bowl. does that change anything? it doesn't change anything. i want to spend some time with my family and my kids and my wife because i couldn't do it without their support. it's been a great year. i'm so happy for my team—mates. this is a dream come true for all of us. liverpool though have
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the chance to again open up a five point lead at the top of the table when they face west ham this evening. the club has confirmed this morning that defenderjoe gomez is to have surgery to assist his recovery from the leg fracture he sustained at burnley late last year. we are employed by liverpool fc. it has a big fan base and the club has big dreams and we have to deliver the streams. it was clear from the first day. sophie bray who won an olympic hockey gold medal in rio in 2016 has announced her international retierment. bray scored 44 goals in 134 appearances for england and great britain. the 28 year old is also a former european gold medallist, as well as having commonwealth games
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silver and bronze medals. that's all the sport for now. the uk, spain and other european countries have officially recognised venezuela's opposition leader, juan guaido, as the country's interim president. in a tweet, the foreign secretary jeremy hunt said the decision to recognise mr guaido was taken alongside allies in europe after the current president, nicolas maduro, ignored calls to hold new elections. he added that he hopes this takes us closer to ending humanitarian crisis. a little earlier i spoke to gavin lee, who's in brussels for us. i started by asking him about the significance of this coordinated message, from the big european powers. the european union as a whole does not recognise governments or individuals so this is down to a coordinated member state action. the aim would be big players like germany, spain today have said the
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spanish government officially recognises the opposition leader juan guaido as the interim president and that brings the total number of member states now to nine countries. the british, french, germans, the swedish, danish and the spanish now as well. the position was up until midnight last night president nicolas maduro had eight days in which to abide by the call to announce a transparent and fair election. that didn't happen. this morning the german chancellor angela merkel has said juan guaido is the man we talk to now. so diplomatic relations between germany and venezuela will be directly through juan guaido. we have a pivotalforce in all this as well, president donald trump, who has been trying to persuade some of those member states who have not got on board with this coordinated action like greece and italy to do so. the leftist
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government increase up until last week i supported nicolas maduro. they are coming onto the idea privately. italy, there is a split within the government. 0n privately. italy, there is a split within the government. on one side they say they need to join this action and then on the other side, luigi di matteo saying it would lead toa luigi di matteo saying it would lead to a colonel gaddafi scenario like we saw in libya. so there are tensions within the european union right now. fresh workouts for two days a week in an escalating row over pay and
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thatis in an escalating row over pay and that is according to the unite union. representing those refuse collectors in birmingham. more strikes in birmingham by the rubbish collectors. parcel delivery firm hermes has struck a deal with the gmb union to offer new rights for workers. the agreement, which has been described as "ground breaking" by the union, offers fifteen—thousand couriers holiday pay and guaranteed hourly rates. workers can retain their current form of self—employed status. and we have hermes delivery driver ed cross, who was granted worker status at the landmark tribunal last summer which led to today's deal. you must be pleased. very pleased. it's something we have wanted for quite a while. the support of the
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gmb and the solicitors has been fantastic. just explain to us how the tribunal case fits in to today's outcome. when the tribunal went forward it was only for 194 careers. so there was only those careers would have their workers' rights. the gmb sat down with her knees and have got holiday pay guaranteed national minimum wage for all of the koreas should they choose to accept it. what are you going to do? are you going to take the holiday pay and the guaranteed rates? absolutely. it's something i've wa nted absolutely. it's something i've wanted for a long time, just to be able to take a holiday and to get paid as well is fantastic. do you feel that the example that is being said here is something the big firms will want to follow? i have already
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heard since our tribunal when that drivers from uk mail who have taken action forward. i suspect the unions and other drivers and companies may need to look at this seriously. you will have a better sense than we do of the mindset of other drivers and deliver careers. is it something the vast majority of your workforce will wa nt to ta ke vast majority of your workforce will want to take up? hopefully, yes. we have already had some careers in some depots where there are 20 or 30 careers in one depot. some have said when do we get our holiday and u nfortu nately when do we get our holiday and unfortunately without this ground—breaking deal they don't get
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anything. so i am very aware that the careers wanting to take it up but they can only do so through this deal with the gmb. is there a downside for you and other drivers to ta ke downside for you and other drivers to take this decision? 0ne downside for you and other drivers to take this decision? one thing possibly as the company wants more control of the routes you take. this isa control of the routes you take. this is a bit ofa control of the routes you take. this is a bit of a misunderstanding. the optimised route will remain optional. the company were looking at experienced careers and we know our roots. we won't have to do the optimised roots. it's more aimed at new careers and it will be a big assistance to them. thank you. birmingham's bin workers
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are to strike for two days a week from february 19th in a dispute over secret payments to another union. about 300 unite members have been working to rule since december 29th. 0ur news correspondent bob hockenhulljoins us now from birmingham. there was a strike in 2017. simplify this for us. these secret payments we re this for us. these secret payments were allegedly made to the gmb union who didn't go on strike during that strike in 2017. the unite union has found out about it in the last few months and isn't happy as it asked for its members to have the same payments and that hasn't happened. talks have been going on between the union and birmingham city council but they have come to nothing and so
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unite has decided this very serious escalation of its industrial action will happen. a two—day strike starting two days tomorrow and it will rotate which days were affected. this is a very serious escalation and it will leave large parts of birmingham with no collection and it will probably create a lot of mess on the streets. it's interesting what you were saying about the two different unions involved. the unite members are going on strike over this but the gmb members are not. can you give us a rough sense of the proportions in each group? the unite members are heavily outnumber the gmb. at well over 300 unite members but only a handful of gmb members. unite is certainly saying the council will be hard pushed to get any collection out at all on the two
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days the strike is happening. we are still waiting for the response from birmingham city council. they said on friday they had given reasonable offer to resolve this but obviously it sounds like it wasn't reasonable enough for unite not to escalate the strike action. going back to one of the reasons for the strike action, fit a secret payments to gb megabytes members, that seems puzzling. the council deny this was a secret payment and says it was legally bound to actually make these payments because somewhere it did not inform the union properly about the new deal and some sort of legalities meant to do this payment.
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but you are right. i am not entirely sure what the council's explanation is for not giving the same recompense to the unite members. 0bviously that is what has closed all the fuss. now it looks like they have got two weeks to bring it to an end and do something unite will be happy with, otherwise they will be serious disruption to the bin service in birmingham once again. some milder weather on the way for this week, but a chilly night to come tonight with a frost in many places, because the cloud has been clearing away, still lingering towards the south—east, petering out. showers to come across scotland, still a touch wintry,
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chilly here. tempt is getting up into double figures towards the south—west. they will fall away quickly overnight because the windows using, these guy will be clearing out well. we will find some patchy fog forming, especially through the vale of york and across southern parts of england. a frost for many places, not as cold desert has been, around —1 —2, called for used in scotland. throughout tuesday, the fog were left, we will push in atlantique wins bring in more cloud and outbreaks of rain, heavy for a while across northern ireland, eventually some rain coming into scotland, putting eastwards across england and wales, chilly for eastern scotland and north—east england, but those temperatures hitting 12 celsius was the south—west and south wales. hello, this is bbc newsroom live.
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the headlines: a body has been seen in the wreckage of the plane carrying footballer emiliano sala and his pilot, air accident investigators say. the uk and other european countries say they now recognise opposition leaderjuan guaido as the interim president of venezuela. parcel delivery firm hermes agrees to offer couriers paid holiday and guaranteed wage rates as part of what the gmb union calls a ‘groundbreaking' new pay deal residents in the australian city of townsville are warned to beware of crocodiles and snakes spotted in flooded streets, after what's been called ‘once—in—a—century‘ rains. we have never seen a year's worth
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of rain in less than seven days. you know, that's not exactly what we planned for. and it really is a new parameter that we are moving into. a bbc undercover investigation exposes a gang charging thousands of pounds to help foreign nationals cheat in uk citizenship tests by feeding the answers through hidden earpieces. and the grammy—nominated atlanta rapper, 21 savage, is arrested by american border officials who say he's actually british. an investigation by the victoria derbyshire programme has found victims of female genital mutilation are getting younger — we ve been told one reported victim was just one month old. it comes after the uk s first successful conviction of fgm. the mother of a three—year—old girl were found guilty at the old bailey on friday.
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anna collinson has the story — and you may some scenes distressing. pupils as young as 11 are being told a true story. she sees her mother standing, holding the razor. female genital mutilation is described as an act of control to prevent sexual enjoyment. it can also lead to long—term health problems and even death. these pupils are not at risk but they are teachers believe it is important they are aware it is happening in the uk. it is a bit shocking to find out, it makes your blood boil. i didn't realise things
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like that happened and it is happening today, it is heartbreaking. now the victoria derbyshire programme has learned victims are getting younger. experts believe it is because it is harder for authorities to detect. there was a lot of anecdotal data to show that it has now been performed on babies. these girls who are only a few weeks old, they are not at school, not her nursery, and so it is difficult for any public authority to become aware of the practice. just make one police force as one in four of its reports of fgm were aged three or under. 0ut reports of fgm were aged three or under. out of those, 17 reports, the youngest was one—month—old. 0n friday, a woman who mutilated her three—year—old daughter was found guilty. a first for the uk, 34 years after it officially became a crime.
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it is estimated there are a total of 137,000 fgm victims in eglin, but the crown prosecution service has only had 36 referrals from the police in 2010. france has taken a tougher stance compared to the uk. we have come to paris to meet the woman responsible for more than 100 convictions. lender says regular checks for children under six had been key in detecting fgm. she cannot understand by the uk does not do it. you need the victim to come and complain. but how can you expect and complain. but how can you expect a child to complain against her pa rents ? a child to complain against her parents? it is for the society to put action in and to take the initiative. just like after decades of secrecy, the uk's first fgm conviction is in a storage moment, but also a reminder that there is still a long way to go. we need more cases to come before the courts, and more cases that result in a convection because that will send out a message that it is not tolerated in this country and that people will feel the full force of the law.
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0ur reporter, anna collinson, is with us in the studio. france has regular genital checks on all children up to the age of six ? there are now calls for that to happen in the uk. it comes down to cultural differences. france had been much tougher when it comes to fgm. there have had more than 100 convictions, we have had just one. they have this regular genital check which applies to all children up to theirjob six. it has been put forward here, the uk lawyer you heard from, is in favour of. we have been asking around potential mps who are very vocal on fgm and are aware of it, they are not keen i'd think there is other ways to tackle fgm and that they think these checks could damage relations with victims and cause issues, so they prefer other ways. what are the best other ways? is
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there an attempt to push forward and do something different? there is lots of different strands of things that can be done, so you saw campaigners going into schools and talking to pupils, in some cases campaigners i going schools and speaking to children who are six yea rs speaking to children who are six years old. the idea of getting it out early, not just years old. the idea of getting it out early, notjust talking to girls but also talking to boys and young men, because they are also part of the solution. also want to talk about, there is a focus on improving medication between front line services, so for example you may have a social worker concerned about a young girl, she might not know whether to report it or not. you might have a doctor who is concerned
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about a patient but might not know what to do. they might report it to a police officer, they might not know what to do. all these little things. it is aboutjoining et al. up things. it is aboutjoining et al. up and having a betterjoint approach. however that be achieved? that sounds like a joining up but without a mechanism. it needs investment, also about these consult this conviction. this really signifies a real moment in history, 34 years and the fact that this has happened is significant. there is a feeling that they hope that now it is up and everyone is aware of it, it is understood that this is a crime, it has child abuse and is not 0k and everyone needs to come together to stop happening. that one case hitting the headlines, the convection does a lot in terms of public education. absolutely, as you heard from the french lawyer, she bleeds the convictions are far and away the most important way to tackle fgm. a footballer from bahrain who was arrested in thailand last november has appealed in court against his extradition, saying he faces torture if forced back there. hakeem al araibi is a recognised refugee living in australia. he was detained when he travelled
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to thailand on holiday. the footballer has previously been critical of the bahraini royal family, as our correspondent jonathan head now reports. there are flashing images in this report. hakeem al—araibi arrived in court today with his legs shackled, that's always true of male prisoners here, shouting he wanted to go back to australia, not to send him back to bahrain where he would be tortured. in court, his lawyers have asked for 60 days in order craig foster is here, and other officials from the international football committee. as we stand here and see him in shackles, being led into a courts, that says to ours, that except demonstrate clearly to every player rather well that if you
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come to play a club or game in thailand, you're not say. keith led bahrain for thailand, you're not say. keith led bahrainfora thailand, you're not say. keith led bahrain for a steal your four years ago and has been playfully melbourne club. he decided to take a holiday with his wife in thailand last november, using as chilean refugee travel papers. he was arrested at bahrain's request. thailand has a poor record for deporting refugees. it was applauded last month for allowing saudi teenager trapped at the airport to stay and eventually seek asylum in canada. the legal grounds for holding and extraditing the play are so flawed and the outrage being heard in ourfootball circles grow louder that you have to worry why thailand is persisting
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with this case. it is true that relations between the monarchies of this country and bahrain are traditionally very close, but surely thatis traditionally very close, but surely that is now outweighed by all the damage this is doing to thailand's international image. his court case could take several more months, but at least while he is here, even behind bars, he is not back in the place he fears most, his home country, bahrain. the atlanta rapper 21 savage has been arrested by immigration officials who say he is actually from the uk. officials say the rapper, also known as shayaa bin abraham—joseph, came to the us injuly 2005 aged 12 and failed to leave when his visa expired a year later. an immigration and customs enforcement spokesman said he was being held for removal proceedings earlier we heard from our news correspondent, charlotte gallagher, who told us more about the musician. he isa he is a huge star on the atlanta rap
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scene, usually popular with fans and he has been critically acclaimed. his last album went to number one, he is up for two grammys, the ceremony is next week. part of his appeal has been his authenticity, his sincerity. he talked about growing up in atlanta, how it was tough and dangerous. he first saw a don at the age of eight, he was expeued don at the age of eight, he was expelled from school for carrying a gun when he was just 12 years old. he talked about the fact that he had dealt drugs. so they still think of him being an authentic character, this arrest has left a lot of people with a lot of questions about who exactly he is. tell us more about the arrest itself. i bit more detail about what immigration officials are saying. bela mackie was arrested on sunday, and regression visuals... that is in at lantau. he has spake
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at atla nta that is in at lantau. he has spake at atlanta gives a lot of money to charity. he was one of theirs. but it is interesting that he was also arrested and at lantau. they want to deport him now, he has been in the country for 14 years illegally. he has travelled the world, been arrested in the past, and they did not realise that he was british. they now want to save him back to the uk. what is going to, there is further is the fact that 21 savage has a criminal record. he has a convicted felon. if he is indeed rotation they are trying to, he wa nts to rotation they are trying to, he wants to stay, that will make him, make it harder for wants to stay, that will make him, make it harderfor him to wants to stay, that will make him, make it harder for him to stay wants to stay, that will make him, make it harderfor him to stay in the usa. what are his fans saying? a lot of surprise, because he was considered one of them. the fact that he actually might be british, we do not know exactly where he is from, we think he might be from east
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london, that is what some people are saying, so a lot of shock, a lot of people saying he has paid a lot of taxes and contributed to the economy, we should let him stay. immigration officials say they want him out, that his entire persona is com pletely him out, that his entire persona is completely false, which is quite a damning statement. he has not said anything himself, but has lawyers have said they are working to free him from the tension and that the whole matter is a complete misunderstanding and he is in fact american. it will be interesting to see if you will be at the grammy awards next week where he is nominated for two awards, or whether you will be back to the uk. the headlines on bbc news: (00v) air accident investigators release an image of the fuselage of the plane which was carrying the footballer, emiliano sala, and his pilot. the uk and other european countries say they now recognise opposition leaderjuan guaido as the interim president of venezuela. residents in the australian city of townsville are warned to beware of crocodiles and snakes spotted in flooded streets — after what's been called ‘once—in—a—century‘ rains. a group of campaigners want the government to use its powers to ensure people can get a less expensive form of a drug that will help those who suffer
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from cystic fibrosis. the drug —— called 0rkambi —— is very expensive, and the company that makes it has refused an nhs offer of £500 million pounds for a five—year supply. today, conservative mp bill wiggin will call for a debate on using what s called a crown use licence which would allow the nhs to bring other drug companies on board to make a cheaper version of 0rkambi. earlier we heard from luis, an eight—year—old boy with cystic fibrosis. he and his mother christina walker spoke to the victoria derbyshire programme. here is more of luis's story. enters a lot of work, gets up at quarter to seven, has his first tablet, he then does to inhalers, nebulisers, physio, a lot more ta blets. nebulisers, physio, a lot more tablets. all of that before school. the physio is to bring our mucus
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from the lungs because your mucus is very thick and that particular infects the lungs, the whole body, but that is the biggest problem. you are continually needing to clear that to avoid as many infections as you can. that must be exhausting. it makes me sad post—operative very annoying, because i just makes me sad post—operative very annoying, because ijust wish i could just have a normal life. without having to do so much physio and tablets. ed must take a lot of yourtime, and and tablets. ed must take a lot of your time, and when you are with your time, and when you are with your friends, your time, and when you are with yourfriends, do your time, and when you are with your friends, do they know what you have to do, that they don't have to do? years. does it mean you cannot do? years. does it mean you cannot do some of the things that they do? in what way? i cannot play n marty,
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i cannot play and sand. —— mike cannot play in mod. huge things for a little boy. for a toddler, you might like to encourage hr to exposed jumping in a puddle, might like to encourage hr to exposedjumping in a puddle, and might like to encourage hr to exposed jumping in a puddle, and all these things harbour bacteria that cause serious infections. as parents ofa cause serious infections. as parents of a child like luis, we are costly worried and trying to keep them away from those situations, at ic has got older he has had to learn to manage those risks under avoid those situations and be left out of those games. winter must be difficult with lots of colds going around. yes, it is hard, luis friends are super, i have been into the school and talk to the children about hand hygiene and choosing tissues. we need to
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have everyone around eyes to help, because it affects everybody. is it really distressing for you? it must be distressing for luis when he has mucus that needs to come up. it must be distressing for both of you. he has great, as i think it is quite common for people with cystic fibrosis to be born with a time they grow with that and they cope. he copes amazingly. he has so full... i am so full of pride and respect for his resilience. as a parent, yeah, the anxiety begins with diagnosis. it isa the anxiety begins with diagnosis. it is a day you will never forget. nothing is ever the same. yes, there isa nothing is ever the same. yes, there is a lot of anxiety and a lot of watching your child suffer. it is very hard. when saving your astons> victims of crime are to get
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each new powers to challenge the release of violent offenders. the move follows public anger when the convicted rapist john worboys was granted parole. under the new system, victims will be able to challenge the release of an offender directly through thejustice secretary, rather than going through the courts. here's our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw. known as the black cabaret post, john worboys was on the brink of release. now a series of reforms are under way to make the parole board more transparent and improve the service for victims. in future, victims will be able to contest
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decision to release prisoners without having to go to court. guidance will be issued to parore board members about how they should approach cases. there is to be a review of the parole board itself to consider if it needs further fundamental reform. thejustice secretary says there are not any profound deficiencies in the way the pa role process profound deficiencies in the way the parole process works, but he was to see improvements. the review will examine if the parole board needs extra powers or if it should be restructured. 0ne extra powers or if it should be restructured. one option will be for the boy to operate like a tribunal ora the boy to operate like a tribunal or a court with every hearing headed bya or a court with every hearing headed by a judge. the minister ofjustice says it is currently not viable to hold parole hearings in public. pope francis has arrived in the united arab emirates, becoming the first pontiff to visit the arabian peninsula. he was greeted on arrival by abu dhabi's crown prince, who escorted him to meet the grand imam of egypt's al—azhar mosque, one of islam's most prestigious centres of learning. ahead of the visit, the pope made an impassioned plea to the warring parties in yemen, urging them to ease the plight of millions of people threatened by starvation. well, a little earlier, murad shishani of the bbc arabic service explained the significance of the visit. this is the first—ever visit of
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the pope to the arabian peninsula. it is totally a new area for the catholic church here. there are around 2 million to 3 million christians in the gulf states, 1 million in the emirates, but the vast majority of them are expats and foreigners. therefore it seems the pope coming while people are talking about the catholic church looking for a new area, so to reach out, that is the one area, but on the other hand these areas always have been a muslim majority, that even sometimes the presence of other religions there was a sort of tension in different stages of the history. therefore he has been greeted usually yesterday at the airport and today at the presidential palace behind me. he will be meeting the grand imam, which also will raise the headline here, coexistence between religions
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and different cultures, but will it raise the issue of who speaks for whom? it will be clear for the catholic church that the pope speaking about it, but any muslim area with a recent committee, who speaks, there are factions as well, so it will be really something to watch and see how these things will be handled with the main headline of the coexistence between religions. of all the things fighter pilots must face, the negative effect from g—force is among the most challenging. but training to deal with it has always been difficult. until today. a brand new, state of the art flight simulator hasjust been unveiled at raf cranwell, where our reporter susannah streeter is for us this morning. preparing forflight. experienced typhoon pilot flight lieutenant john gwinnett tests the new centrifuge
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for the first time. he has to prove his ability to withstand very high levels of g—force acceleration, many times the gravitational pull of the earth. it's a formidable physical and psychological challenge. initially, before the gs come on, you need to strain the lower limbs, so you're looking to try and reduce the pooling of blood in the legs and the lower extremities. and at the higher levels of g, you're also regulating your breathing. you're essentially pressurising your chest cavity, so imagine pushing against a closed throat to try and keep that blood and oxygen up in your brain, to try and keep your visual acuity, and obviously to try and keep yourself conscious. in just one second, this 39—ton centrifuge can accelerate from 0 to 9g, and can spin 34 times a minute. unlike the old kit, pilots also
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operate a virtual cockpit to replicate real missions. a lot of the training nowadays is done through simulators, which you just don't experience the g at all in it, because it's static on the ground, or at least not to this level, so this will really be able to complement that. well, i've never flown in a fastjet before, but they are letting me take virtual control in this cockpit and fly the hawk t2 and experience the full effects of g—force acceleration. wish me luck. ok, if you're ready, if you just want to bring some muscle tensing on now. three, two, one, go. nice. mission completed. i experienced 4.5g, and it's incredible to think that fast jet pilots experience double that. it is exhausting, so intense.
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i think i really need a lie down now. if you've been to the lake district, you'll probably know that it boasts some stunning views during the day. but what about at night? these time—lapse images were shot as a charity, the friends of the lake district, launches a bid to win international dark sky reserve status for the area. 0nly13 places in the world currently have it, including exmoor in devon and snowdonia in wales. the application process will take three years. in a moment it's time for the one o'clock news, but first it's time for a look at the weather. are whether they speak looks very different from the perfume days, the past couple of weeks in fact.
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milder, we will have west to south—westerly wins, rain at times. that area of cloud will bring some rain infrom that area of cloud will bring some rain in from the atlantic, through tuesday and into wednesday. this area of cloud has been pushing its way south—eastwards across the uk. bringing rain, clearing away, this is how we stand this evening. clear skies, wintry showers in the far north of scotland, and temperatures around six or seven celsius. some thaw of the snow, especially in the south. a clearing up sort of day, and the cloud is clearing away as well. showers in northern scotland beginning to fade away, clearing skies, light wind, it will be cold tonight, probably the coldest of the week ahead. there will be some fog around, particular through the vale of york and southern parts of england. it will not be as cold as it has been recently, temperatures about —1 —2, perhaps is —5 in
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eastern scotland. the fog in the morning could be dense in places, it we re morning could be dense in places, it were left out the window pigs up and were left out the window pigs up and we are introducing more cloud from the atlantic, bringing some patchy rain, a bit heavy at times across northern ireland. using across scotla nd northern ireland. using across scotland and pushing further east was across england and wales. chilly for eastern scotland under northeast england but elsewhere those temperatures getting up to ten — 12 celsius in the south—west and south wales. much milder air coming celsius in the south—west and south wales. much milderair coming in with the cloud, patchy rain on tuesday, tending to push its way eastwards over night. showers following behind, keeping a close eye on that weather, because it may well hang around for a while and spoil the day. areas on wednesday. more particularly central southern eglin, south—east england, east anglia the rain returning and turning heavier. elsewhere some sunshine, showers coming to northern ireland, dispersed across western scotland, hewitt has not quite as mild, tempted seven or eight celsius, but further south those temperatures still in double figures. the milder air will also be across more southern areas, cooler and fresher perhaps on thursday, but importantly it is a westerly wind
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and then we get a south—westerly wind drag on milder air on friday. tempt us on thursday near normal, 7-10dc, tempt us on thursday near normal, 7—10dc, sunshine and showers in the west, milder weather, strength and went on friday with more cloud and rain from the atlantic. we'll bring you the latest. as venezuela's president ignores eu calls for a snap election the uk moves to recognise his rival as head of state. the delivery firm hermes gives its workers paid holiday and guaranteed wage rates ? the union calls it ground—breaking.
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