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this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at eight. underwater footage from the plane carrying the footballer emiliano sala, shows a body in wreckage located off the coast of guernsey we wanted to go out there and find the plane, we're pleased that that happened. it's going to be, you know, people use the word closure, this is just the first step, it's a long, long way. the government says nissan will have to re—apply for millions of pounds of taxpayers support — after backtracking on its promise to build a new car model in sunderland. lorries coming to the uk from europe will be able to enter the country without making any customs declarations at the border , in the event of a no—deal brexit. as desperate venezuelans cross the borderforfood, the uk says it recognises the country's opposition leader as interim president. good evening and welcome to the bbc news.
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a body has been seen in the wreckage of the aircraft carrying the cardiff city footballer emiliano sala and pilot david ibbotson. an underwater search using sonar and a remote—controlled vehicle revealed the plane on the sea bed of the channel. it disappeared two weeks ago north of guernsey as it flew from nantes to cardiff. sian lloyd reports. the wreckage of the light aircraft which was carrying emiliano sala and piloted by david ibbotson. resting on the sea bed, in more than 60 metres of water. it was discovered yesterday by a vessel commissioned by the footballer‘s family, following a crowdfunding appeal. we wanted to go out there and find the plane, we're pleased that that happened. it's going to be, you know, people use the word closure, this is just the first step.
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it's a long, long way, but at least this is the route for people for them to have answers. the cardiff city striker was being flown to south wales from nantes in france by 59—year—old david ibbotson when the plane lost radar contact. two weeks later, underwater cameras have identified that a body is onboard. the wreckage was found 30 miles north of guernsey, following a search which covered an area of four square nautical miles. two ships, the fpv morven, the vessel paid for by the salah family and the geo ocean iii, hired by the air accidents investigation branch both combed this position. sonar underwater detection equipment carried onboard the fpv morven located the aircraft in 63 metres of water. the morven has now completed its part in the operation and will soon be returning to southampton.
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ross taylor was one of the team onboard during the search. the weather is very challenging, it's — to identify something on the sea bed is not as straightforward as perhaps you might understand, so you do need experienced personnel to interpret that data, to develop a strategy to know what to do next. so even though we are obviously very pleased the plane's been found, but we're also very surprised we were able to do so quickly. much of the plane is still intact, with part of its registration number visible. it will now be for those leading the official investigation to decide whether the wreckage is recovered, once the families of the two men have been consulted. sian lloyd, bbc news, guernsey. in our plymouth studio is richard watson, chief commerical officer of the belgium—based company geo xyz, which owns geo ocean iii, one of the vessels involved in the identification.
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thank you for coming in to talk to us thank you for coming in to talk to us this evening. let me ask you first of all, this sighting was made last night. can you give us an idea of how you were operating there? well, the sighting was taking place after the initial identification, so the morven had originally identified an only on on the sea bed using their sensors then the geo ocean iii was called over, and then i'dfied the wreckage took place. the morven thatis the wreckage took place. the morven that is the air accident investigation branch...? that is the air accident investigation branch. . . ? the geo ocean iii was the air accident branch. they were operating together and that has helpedrd for you to be able to do the identification. what advantage to you think the
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identification process has had this week that wasn't available to the first team ? week that wasn't available to the first team? the geo ocean iii is a capable vessel. she can handle a large sea state from operations there is a lot of up time to be gained. we were lucky with the weather on sunday which enablelet both vessels to operate. target was located quickly, everybody is lucky from that side. the delicate question will be one that won't be a decision for you, but you could be involved in the practicalities of it, it is whether or not to salvage the wreckage on the sea bed, what are the practicalities of that? well, of course there is a human element involved here, we have to consider the families with everything we do when we consider lifting the wreckage, or anybody thatis, lifting the wreckage, or anybody that is, that is down there, the actual operation has to be
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incredibly well thought out, planes are designed to fly and they are not designed to be sat 60 or 70 metres below the sea bed having suffered a large impact so trying to recover the wreckage is not an easy task to do, because trying to lift those in different area, they are not designed to be lifted with slingings and the equipment we would use. so the risk would be trying to move wreckage you end up dispersing it which goes against the efforts to use it as part of an inquiry into what happened ? use it as part of an inquiry into what happened? absolutely. yes, so the idea, if the wreckage were to come up, the idea, if the wreckage were to come up, we the idea, if the wreckage were to come up, we would are try to bring it up as much as intact as possible. you were clear, in the information that was put out, over the last few hours that one body had been seen in the wreckage. is there any likelihood of being able to identify whether the other body is on the wreckage? well, at the moment, as you say, one body has been located,
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from our side, the accident branch, it would be their responsibility to name it or to identify or confirm whether there is a second body in the wreckage, as yet a second body hasn't been identified but we still have further investigations to do. richard watson, thank you very much for being with us on it's emerged that the government offered nissan around 60 million pounds if it built new car models at its plant in sunderland — including the x—trail which nissan said yesterday will now be made abroad. the offer was outlined in a letter from the business secretary to the then—head of nissan in october 2016, a few months after the eu referendum. our business correspondent coletta smith reports from sunderland. straight after the referendum, nissan were one of the first companies to be banging on the door of number ten to try
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and get reassurances about their position here in the uk, but until now we didn't know the contents of that letter. the government, though, say that they dealt with nissan like they would do any other company, and that now that things have changed nissan will have to reapply for any funding they want, given that the plant in sunderland here now has different plans for the future. there was much speculation — a bribe, a bung, orjust an extra commitment. the government and nissan were tight—lipped at the time, there was much speculation — a bribe, a bung, orjust an extra commitment. the government and nissan were tight—lipped at the time, but this weekend something shifted. nissan changed their minds. the new x—trail suv won't be built here, but injapan. the company blamed falling diesel sales, but says brexit uncertainty was a factor too. so just what did the government promise them two years ago? the letter says they were working on a package of support for research and development, and that work continues, but i understand this could amount additional support of up to £80 million.
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it goes on to say it is contingent too on a positive decision by the nissan board to allocate production of the qasqai and x—trail models to the sunderland plant. the minister who signed that letter two yea rs ago defended his decision today. what i'm pleased at the decision taken in 2016 to build the qashqai and to secure the sunderland plant is unchanged, it's deeply disappointing to me and to the workforce that the extra jobs that would have come from the x—trail will no longer be available. the x—trail is now going to be built at the other side of the world. and at the end of the day shift tensions are running high. there's nothing wrong in there today. who wants to buy a diesel car, when it's a very low production car? who would want to buy it any way when they're phasing out diesel? that's how we feel in there. this is all about diesel? yes, it's nothing to do with brexit at all. do you think it's disappointing for staff they're not going to be working on that project?
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possibly, but there's plenty more projects that could be coming up, so it's always a positive. but it would be a big thing for this region if this place went. i mean, you can see the cars coming out. there's about 7,000 people working there at least, then there's all the off shots around the area. i would say there's hundreds of small places round here that supply nissan. whether the change of plan was due to worries over the future of the uk, or the future of diesel, the government say they hadn't yet handed over any of that extra cash to nissan. with me is peter campbell, motor trade correspondent at the financial times — who was the first person to see a copy of the uk's government's letter to nissan from 2016. responsibility to name what does its reveal? so, in the letter, the government assured notice it would do ever it could to protect it from the impact of
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brexit. they said they were aimed at nissan's plant were would remain competitive. it has no adverse impact from britain leaving the eu. it said the government would try and get the best possible deal it could. the picture today looks different so thatis the picture today looks different so that is one of the reasons but not the main driving reason why nissan has decided no to make the x—trail in the uk and to produce it in japan. the letter said several other thing, it talked about government support for electric cars that nissan builds at the site and talked about a government package of incentives which could be up to about £80 million. you say this is not about brexit, it's a commercial decision, people, they find that difficult to relate to the kind of big investment that the company's made in sunderland. if you put that money into sunderland, why then take one of the vehicles you promised to build there and decide to build it home injapan build there and decide to build it home in japan instead? the x-trail they were going to make, is a small
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model in terms of the number they sell. they don't sell very much of this this. the expectation was over the next ten years demand for that vehicle in diesel was likely to decline, across europe, we have already seen scenes of diesel cars fall significantly over the last couple of year since nissan made their decision and the company thought it would be better to safe the cost of setting up a new manufacturing operation in sunderland to build it and instead build them in japan. the question thatis build them in japan. the question that is raised is the longer term one about the car industry. i was talking to theo leg get last year, you may have been at the car show as well. he was saying the sectors were saying the same thing. they said hybrid is transitional. electric is where it is going. the future of the private car in cities is in doubt. those would suggest that there are big driving factors that we are going to affect the future of the
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car industry, not just going to affect the future of the car industry, notjust nissan. i wonder how big those problems are, for a country like the uk, trying to remain in car manufacturing business? there are huge changes coming to the global car making industry. the shift to electric will be massive in terms of the models the companies produce, in terms of profit, in terms of whether consumers buy them or keep wanting to buy old vehicle, that poses a huge challenge to the companies and britain right now, which has very successful car plants which had a long history of making cars it needs to develop that home—grown expertise and start building badries here if they want to also make electric cars here, many of the car companies make their engines close to where they assembly the vehicle, in the case of batteries that is more so, because they are so heavy you don't want to transport them over long distance, we have seen bmw will make the electric mini. that i will ship the
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batteries in from germany. we have to get battery skills and a battery plant here in britain, if we are going to keep our car makers in the long—term. this is in the future. briefly with your german example, that brings us back to brexit. that is the question that is unresolved. what will our trading terms be with the eu beyond the transition period? it was the selling point has long been come to britain and sell to europe. that is why the japanese car makers came here, if you are looking ata makers came here, if you are looking at a situation where your cars face ta riffs at a situation where your cars face tariffs and delays on importing parts from europe, that entire sales pitch becomes less attractive in the future. peter, thank you so much. mps on both sides of the brexit divide have been meeting for the first time to discuss ways to try to ensure there will be no need for border controls between northern ireland and ireland after brexit. last week the commons voted in favour of finding alternative arrangements for the irish border.
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theresa may is due to visit northern ireland tomorrow to meet local business owners. here's our political editor laura kuenssberg. walking the walk, brexiteers determined to make the prime minister talk their talk. i'm confident that as we work through these proposals, we are going to make our case so that we can rescue the withdrawal agreement. and leave successfully. and look, former tory remainers heading to the same place at the same time, pushing the same plan. a different way of leaving the eu, but how? this compromise plan would extend the transition or the status quo to 2021, costing an extra £10 billion. but during that time, the government would, in theory, prepare more intensely for leaving with no formal deal, and negotiate a new version of the controversial backstop. this is the government minister, kit malthouse, who is trying to broker the peace between tory factions. there's a lot of hunger in the party for unity to re—emerge, and, certainly, the bonds of friendship and trust are starting
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to show again and grow, which is exactly what we need to present a united front. some of your colleagues think it is still a fantasy. i hope they will engage with it. but tories play nice won't mean much if the proposal itself can't find enough fans and one senior member of the government told me it was another unicorn, not realistic, at this late stage. so ministers are also working to try to revise the deal that has already been done. after meetings in brussels, senior mps believe the eu's negotiators won't tear up the deal but they might be willing to add more legal reassurance on that backstop, the guarantee against a hard border in ireland, whatever happens. they will not reopen the backstop and the withdrawal agreement, but i got the impression that they might be prepared to consider some additional statement or legal protocol. but the big issue in their minds is, will anything get through the house of commons?
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eu official said almost immediately, nobody on that side of the channel was considering that but the german leader offered an ear. to solve the border issue we must listen and be creative, she said, but britain must say how they want to do it. next week, mps will vote once more on the government's brexit plan, but that plan is, again, i work in progress, to get parliament, brussels, and be public onside. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. let's go straight to our political correspondent jonathan blake at westminster. the labour party have passed a motion criticising the leadership's
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actions on tackling anti—semitism.l stormy meeting tonight, looking for a nswe i’s , stormy meeting tonight, looking for answers, from the party leadership, and the party management, if you like, about the way it is tackling the problem of anti—semitism within the problem of anti—semitism within the labour party. this row has of course been rumbling on for months if not more now, after that demonstration in parliament square last summer, when there were calls for labour to do more to tackle the problem of anti—semitism within its ranks. of course at every turn jeremy corbyn has tried to tackle the problem, has tried to say those committing anti—semitic behaviour are not doing it in his name. nevertheless, mps wanted answers tonight, from the party's general secretary, they put forward a motion calling for specific details about how many people are being investigated for anti—semitic behaviour, how many letters have been written to those investigated, telling them to desist, and what
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punishment has been meted out to those accused. but, they were not happy with the response they got, the labour general secretary was at that meeting tonight, and she gave a response to labour mps, along the lines of, saying it was imimportant for the party to eradicate what she called the evil of anti—semitism, it was her mission to do that. she said party had beefed. the number of people working on those investigations but it wasn't enough. labour mps were angry after they didn't get the specific answers they required, and they will be calling on her to come back. on the question of brexit. there is this story which has been officially confirmed by the government that lorries will be able to pass into the uk from mainland europe without actually having physical checks at the border. this yes this is a plan put forward by hmrc to allow companies importing goods from the
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eu into the uk, in the event of a no—deal brexit, after the end of march this year, to not have to undergo customs checks at the uk border, the plan is to allow for a period of three or up to six months, companies to effectively cross the border with their goods unchecked and notify hmrc the day after. so, this will be operational at dover, and other ports, where goods come into the uk from eu countries, downing street said today it will be closely reviewed. it is only a temporary mesh but it measure, but it's a snapshot of the way that authorities are putting in place plans to deal with and potentially mitigate the risks and disruption caused by a no—deal brexit. good evening. liverpool have the chance to restore their five point lead at the top
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of the premier league tonight. they're taking on mid table west ham at the london stadium, trying to respond to manchester city's win over arsenal last night. we've had about 15 minutes of action far. it's currently 0—0. javier hernandez has gone closest for west ham — curling an effortjust wide of the post. no marco arnautovic for west ham after he failed to recover from a broken foot. adam lallana and james milner start forjurgen klopp's side tonight. it's lallana's first league start since october. and you can hear live commentary from the london stadium with our football correspondent john murray right now on bbc radio five live. the draw for the fifth round of the women's fa cup has taken place. and we're set for a repeat of last year's final at this earlier stage of the competition. current holders chelsea will face arsenal on the 17th of february. the blues beat the 14—time winners arsenal 3—1 in front of a competition—record crowd at wembley last season. what a tie that is, they are just
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two of the top teams in the women's game soi two of the top teams in the women's game so i think for them to face each other early on, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. it is an exciting tie, and one of the big, two, arsenal chelsea is going to be knocked out which i am sure will let's take a look at some of the other fifth round fixtures... bearing in mind some of the fourth—round games are still to be played due to freezing weather at the weekend. women's super league leaders manchester city have been drawn against second tier tottenham hotspur, while manchester united — who are playing in the competition for the first time since they reformed their women's team in 2018 — will host fellow fa women's championship side london bees. the sports minister mims davies is to have an "urgent" meeting with football leaders to try to tackle racism and discrimination in the sport. the fa, premier league, football league, players' representatives
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and anti—discrimination groups such as stonewall and kick it out will be invited to the meeting. it follows incidents of alleged racism and abuse in football in recent months. ireland's number eight, cj stander, will miss their six nations games against scotland and italy. stander suffered suspected fractures of his eye socket and cheekbone during irland's defeat to england at the weekend. he was injured during the first half but continued playing until the 65th minute. the fitness of keith earls, devin toner and garry ringrose will be monitored before saturday's trip to scotland. and the england back elliot daly is to leave wasps at the end of the season. he says it's the right time to seek a new challenge after the rugby world cup this autumn. he joins a number of players leaving the coventry baed side, including willie le roux and nathan hughes england pace bowler mark wood has defended west indies captain jason holder, after he was banned from the third test due to a slow over rate. that despite the match
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finishing two days early... to win in three days to be penalised for overrate. he cold have got more overs this, it is sightly harsh, thatis overs this, it is sightly harsh, that is my personal opinion, if it was flipped round that he's strict on making sure we get our overs in, so on making sure we get our overs in, soi on making sure we get our overs in, so i sort of see both sides. i sit on that fence nicely there. 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 silver and bronze medals. mane has scored for liverpool making it1-0 to mane has scored for liverpool making it 1—0 to liverpool against west ham. more on the website of course
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if you want to follow live commentary, that is all the sport for now, i will have more nor you at 10.30. the uk — along with several other european countries — has officially recognised the opposition leader, juan guaido, as interim president of venezuela. it comes after the country's serving president, nicolas maduro, defiantly rejected the eu's deadline to call snap elections and warned of civil unrest. venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world but during mr maduro's time in office the country's economic crisis has intensified. three million venezuelans have fled over recent years, blaming hunger, lack of medical care and rising unemployment. but the biggest problem facing venezuelans in their day—to—day lives is hyperinflation, with prices doubling every 19 days. james reynolds reports from caracas. the government's most die—hard supporters lined up this morning
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to pledge their readiness to fight for their president. they dismiss europe's recognition of the opposition. translation: they are mad to endorse guaido. they have to respect our president maduro that was elected by the people. translation: guaido is a sell-out and all his followers are. they don't believe in democracy. but, if you're not a loyalist, things look rather different. this family is part of a venezuelan middle—class which has fallen apart. they are living in a borrowed home and even struggle to prepare dinner. hyperinflation means victoria often has no idea what she can afford to buy. does the price change every day? actually changes from one place to another and, for example, in the morning, you can find eggs at 4500, and the next day it's 10,000. the family is desperate to keep
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paying the £70 a month it costs to send two—year—old juan ignacio and six—year—old carlotta to local private schools. but the fees rise all the time. for example, i get a message saying, the school went up. it's like, ok, the school went up, and how am i going to pay it? do they go up by a little bit or a lot? oh, it's like 100% or more every month. the pressure keeps juan carlos up at night. translation: i wake up several times, i continue to think over and over what i can do to get the money that we need. how long do you see this lasting for? days. i hope it's days. i'm hopeful. not years? no, no, i think it's going to be days. i'm very, very positive. i mean, we have been 20 plus years with this.
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i'm 34. i was 14 when this started. i want to live in a different venezuela. the dividing lines in this nation are now clear. the newly recognised opposition wants to show that it's notjust a symbolic movement. it aims to prove it by giving supplies of aid, delivered to this, the country it hopes to govern. james reynolds, bbc news, caracas. carlos camacho is the latin american herald tribune's correspondent in caracas. carlos, thank you for talking to us on bbc news, can you deal with this question of the day—to—day impact of the economic problems that venezuelan face, it is something thatis venezuelan face, it is something that is debated a lot, particularly supporters of the regime insist will isa supporters of the regime insist will is a lot of mendacious reporting initially of how bad things are. you are there on the ground, describe it for us. they know what it is like. but they haven't train and thought
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to just but they haven't train and thought tojust deny it. but they haven't train and thought to just deny it. ai will show you a quick example. in december the government promised a leg of position, mr meal to each holder of this social controlled... almost nobody got it but one of the sympathisers told me that they were told to say they had received it. never to admit they had not received their leg of pork, so that rely tells you something about what is going on here. they are being told to just play, you going on here. they are being told tojust play, you know going on here. they are being told to just play, you know deny reality like in 1984. why has juan guaido had the impact that other oppositions... say it so me again. juan guaido. thank you. why has he had the impact other opposition
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politicians have not had? he is young, and he's very serious, he is like a preacher but he has that obama thing about him, that you know, when he does crack a smile, it, you know, peoplejust, you know, i guess they are, they melt it is one word. he is like a preacher, he shows up, he's, he ispm play by the way, he is 35, still city has pimples and after decades of you know, different sort of ruler, he is like a breath of fresh air. he is, he claimses to be following the constitution, he didn't want to assume the mantle of president. he declined, but you know, and that is all, if he is a politician, then he isa all, if he is a politician, then he is a master politician, because he is a master politician, because he is achieving what every politician wa nts. is achieving what every politician wants. i think shakespeare had
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something injulius wants. i think shakespeare had something in julius caesar about denying it more than once, i say that as a joking reference, the question is is he experienced enough to be able to take on this mantle. it's a tremendous challenge? then he isa it's a tremendous challenge? then he is a master politician because he looks fresh, and unexperienced, but he is really putting maduro through the paces, like today, guaido painted a picture of humanitarian aid being just at the border in colombia, but, even maduro, right, is stopping humanitarian aid at the border and lo and behold maduro issues an order says it is to be refused and, you know, so guaido managed to paint the guy once again, as the bad guy, oh my god, i want to bring the aid in so bad, but look at
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this usurper like he called maduro. he is stopping the aid called at the border. talk aboutjulius caesar, cry havoc and let sleep the dogs of war. absolutely. were the military to shift allegiance, would that truly change venezuela, even if it happened? theyjust have to stand neutral at this point. i don't want to talk about shifting lee vanses because that is how civil wars are made but at this point, the un, the un un was going to sit this one out, they were going to remain neutral, their initiatives being pushed by mexico and russia, o pertaining to steel or to further promote dialogue between the parties. the un said they were not going to add themselves to that initiative. do not take sides, so to speak.
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however, venezuela being a latin american country, you know that eventually somebody in the army will ta ke eventually somebody in the army will take sides, will side either with nicholas majuro, which is what they are doing right now, or with mr guaido. but as i was telling a producer earlier, having two presidents is like having none. this situation must be resolved shortly. how shortly? like the lady said in the segment, we are hoping for it to bea the segment, we are hoping for it to be a matter of days. it cannot go on like this. nicolas maduro shows up at two hours of a time, he sleeps elsewhere. he issues his orders and commands like richard iii from the field. he goes from one army
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barracks to the next, issuing commands and surrounded by the military. but he does not look like a president, he is running away. he tells everyone to believe in him and then he disappears before the cops show up. you are bringing a bit of colour and light and a joy to something that potentially could be anything but. the letter so that your spirit is the one that infuses venice whaler over the coming week. thank you for speaking to us. thank you for the good well, goodbye. time for the weather. here is louise lear. good evening. milderweather melting away much of the snow. tonight we have clearer skies with temperatures will fall. where we have seen the rain today, the cloud and moisture will appear. fog could
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be an issue for the south of england and in spots like the vale of york. it will be a cold and frosty start with clear skies, the exception is where the cloud is in the south, but they will be lengthy spells of sunshine first thing in the morning. all the time the cloud thickens from the west and outbreaks of showery rain will move in with a series of weather fronts gradually pushing on. a south—westerly breeze means it will be mario, ten or 12 degrees, sheltered eastern area seen the best of the sun. cooler at five or 6 degrees. the rain will move steadily east on tuesday, some heavy and it will tend to linger during the day on wednesday. elsewhere bright and breezy for all. hello, this is bbc news with shaun ley. the headlines... investigators say they've seen a body in the wreckage of a light aircraft, which crashed into the english channel with the footballer, emiliano sala, on board. the government says nissan will have
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to reapply for millions of pounds of taxpayers' support after backtracking on its promise to build a new car model in sunderland. the government has announced that if there's no brexit deal, it will allow lorries to drive straight off ferries and channel tunnel trains without full customs checks for at least three months. the uk has formally recognised venezuela's opposition leader, juan guaido, as the country's interim president. he has appealed to the army to help deliver aid supplies which he says could save thousands of lives. and still to come — why after staging a three—month walk—out in 2017, birmingham's bin workers will be taking further strike action in the coming weeks. the parents of a 21—year—old student, who went missing in hull last week, have appealed for help infinding her. libby squire hasn't been seen since late on thursday night, when she was spotted sitting on a bench near her home.
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her mother said she just wanted to know her daughter was safe and her disappearance was "breaking her heart". our correspondent, danny savage has this update from hull. libby was seen here in the early hours of friday morning at about ten past midnight. she was sitting on a bench just behind outside for haworth street for about 20 minutes or so, police believe. and a motorist stopped to talk to her because they were so concerned about the state she was in. but she then disappeared at about nine minutes past midnight and i think police are simply baffled as to where she went from there. there is no cctv, no reports, no sightings, where did that 21—year—old student go? police are carrying out their extensive searches still, calling this a missing persons inquiry, but, of course, for libby's family, it is a desperate time at the moment, and earlier today, her parents, lisa and russell, made this statement. please come forward with any information you may have, no matter how small or irrelevant it may be.
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we just want libby home. libby, my darling, we just want to know that you are safe. please get in touch with us any way that you can. the whole family is missing you, especially me and your dad, sisters and brother. i miss you so much. it's breaking my heart not knowing where you are. i love you more. so, looking around here at the moment, there are some police vehicles in lots of streets in this area which is very close to the university of hull. it is bedsit land, if you like. this is where all of the students live in rented accommodation in the blocks around here. there has been a police presence, there is a drain near here which looks like a small river, that is probably what most people would see it as. that has been searched as well in case she fell into that came came to some harm there, but still, no trace of her.
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and within the last hour or so, humberside police have come here to make a statement aboutjust how the inquiry is going at the moment. we now know libby arrived on wellesley avenue, her home address, at 11:29pm. although it is not believed that she entered her property. on searching the address, we did discover a mobile phone, which despite analysis, has not provided any further insight as to where she may be or her movements at night. libby was then seen on cctv on beverley road at 11:40pm, near to the bench behind me, near the bus stop and junction of haworth street, where a motorist stopped and offers her help. we believed she remained in this area until around 12:09am, and we are now continuing searches in and around the neighbouring roads and streets, whilst viewing further cctv footage. whilst her location is not yet known, this does not mean that she has come to harm, but we must carry out a thorough investigation and explore all possibilities.
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there have been unrelated incidents and rumours circulating, which i would like to clarify. tools and a lip gloss were recovered yesterday in the area libby was last seen. it is not believed that these items are linked or connected to our investigation. there have been speculation around a car purporting to be a taxi driver driving round the local area. again, this is not part of our investigation and the police have not received any reports of this nature. i continue to ask people to come forward with any information they have, no matter how insignificant or small they feel this is. it could prove vital to finding libby and to our investigation. a couple of interesting points that came out of that news conference from the police. firstly, that libby's mobile phone was found in her student digsjust around the corner from here. so they know that she went to the outside of her house
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but her phone was inside. so she went missing without her phone, so they can't use any information from that to trace where she went to thereafter. they have dispelled some other things as well. there was talk of a taxi driver going around the area that may have been suspicious, again, that has been discounted as well. it does seem... you know, in 2019, that someone can literally go missing and vanish, it does seem extraordinary with all the amount of cctv and the appeals for information, but that is indeed what seems to have happened to libby squire. where did she go from exactly this spot at ten past midnight on friday? where did she go from there? police simply do not know and that is why they are making these repeated calls for information. elsewhere the search for daniel williams — a student at reading university — has entered its fifth day. daniel, who's 19, was last seen leaving a bar on the campus in the early hours of thursday morning. he was reported missing after failing to return to his student accommodation. his disappearance is said to be out of character, and police have urged the public to report any possible
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sightings of him skiers from britain and france are among four people who are reported to have been found dead after an avalanche in northern italy. it happened in the aosta valley region, south of mount blanc. an italian news agency said among the four dead were two people who lived in london — one originally from new zealand and another originally from switzerland. the other two victims were reportedly living in france. tonight the foreign office has said it is supporting the family of a british national who'd been reported missing. northern ireland's coroner has described deaths linked to counterfeit versions of the anti anxiety drug, xanax, as an escalating crisis . joe mccriskin says he's now signing off close to one death a week — related to fake versions of the drug bought illegally on the street or online. the latest figures for england and wales show the numbers of young people being treated for abuse of fake xanax has seen a significant rise. our correspondent chi chi izundu reports from belfast. it made you feel happy
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and it made you feel like a different person, as if, like, you know, all your problems were gone. it made me psychotic and stuff and then it made me not be able to control my anger. 20—year—old paul lives in belfast. that's not his real name, but he's trying to rebuild his life, so wants to stay anonymous. it was a friend who introduced him to a fake xanax at the age of 17. one night, i took 56 of them and then didn't wake up. 56?! didn't wake up until the sunday, that was the friday, didn't wake up until the sunday. xanax is the brand name for the drug alprazolam, a highly—addictive tranquilizer used to treat anxiety. you can't get it on the nhs, but you can get a private prescription for it. the vast majority of counterfeits that are dealt on the streets, bought on the dark web or social media sites can cost as little as 65p per pill. 2015 in northern ireland, we had one death where alprazolam was linked to the death, with other drugs. in 2016, there were 16 deaths. 2017, we had 26 deaths and 2018,
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it's looking like that might double. that's an indication of not an emerging crisis but an escalating crisis. xanax is mentioned in music and us tv shows and medical professionals in the uk have called alprazolam's use the trendy drug of the moment. experts say that northern ireland has a particular problem with prescription medication addiction and even though you can't get xanax on the nhs, they have been surprised by the swift uptake of abuse of the drug in cities like belfast. but they're not the only ones in the uk that are concerned. deaths linked to counterfeit xanax have also been reported in scotland, england, and wales and when it comes to rehab, for the first time, public health england said the number of under 18s being treated for addiction to tranquilizers has doubled in a year. anything you ever wanted to know about addiction, but was afraid to ask... primrose lodge is a rehab clinic. they've seen a rise in young
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people asking for help with tranquilliser addiction. xanax taken properly and under medical supervision works correctly. but fake xanax, mixed with other drugs, can have fatal consequences. alcohol, in particular, and xanax are both depressants. so, the effects physically on the body, it slows down... they both slow down the heart rate and they can shut down the respiratory system, which can, ultimately, lead to comas or death. paul has now been clean forjust under a year, but says every day he sees kids as young as 13 either selling or taking fake xanax and worries they'll go through what he went through. people nowadays are playing russian roulette with tablets, they're just trying to see what the next hit is and trying to do it, but it's not worth it. there's too many young people dying from it and too many fake stuff going about. that report from our correspondent chi chi izundu. australia has just endured its hottest month
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on record in january, and the scorching temperatures are set to continue. but in a season of extreme weather, a thousand people have had to leave their homes after a year's worth of rain injust a week in the city of townsville, in the northern state of queensland. officials say that twenty thousand homes are still at risk. our correspondent hywel griffith reports from sydney. as the monsoon low looms over the city, townsville's streets remain submerged. the dark, stagnant waters carry dangers. this crocodile was snapped in one of the suburbs. more than 1000 residents were helped from their homes over the weekend, but the flood levels are still too high to return and assess 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 have lost everything. i cannot get in there
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to have a look. family heirlooms that go back 100 years and all of that that we have lost. a year's worth of rain has fallen here in one week, causing the city's dam to reach more than double its capacity. the floodgates had to be opened, unleashing a deluge, causing chaos. the last major flood here was in 1998, it was dubbed the night of noah. this time two people are saving what they can as the rain just keeps on coming. hywel griffith, bbc news. a new report suggests climate change poses a growing threat to the glaciers found in the hindu kush and himalayan mountain ranges. the study found that if co2 emissions are not rapidly cut, two thirds of these giant ice fields could disappear. the glaciers are a critical water source for 250 million people living across eight different countries. railway staff are being threatened with extreme violence on such a regular basis that south eastern
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is doubling the number of body—worn cameras. recent shocking images already captured on camera include deaths—threats, being spat at, and in one incident, a member of staff almost being pushed onto live train tracks. a warning, ian palmer's report does contain some violent scenes. they say it happens every day, staff from south eastern subjected to attacks from the public, much of it caught on body—worn cameras. the violence affects people's lives. caroljarvis was a victim in margate. he says he was attacked after asking someone to leave a railway station. at the time, i was very scared. you know, i honestly thought i was going to die. he decided to run towards me, shouting a lot of abuse, telling me he was going to kill me. he grabbed hold of me and pushed me backwards towards the edge of the platform going towards the train tracks. the number of attacks on train staff is getting worse. this assault on a rail worker
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happened at tonbridge station. it was among the 384 violent attacks on staff in kent and sussex in 2017, a rise of 60% on 2014. no, you arrest me! this passenger has a valid ticket but his behaviour means he has not been allowed to travel. you can't do this. why would i do it? why would i do that? lee walcott ellis is a former train manager and leads a support programme for south eastern staff. the violence he faced still lives with him today. i was threatened to be stabbed three times on three separate occasions during that week. dealing with anti—social behaviour is only part of the job, it is also about preventing fare invasion.
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look what happens when this man is asked to show a valid ticket. no, no! danny, come away! danny! danny gets away unharmed. he was never found. back in margate, carljarvis now works behind a glass screen in the ticket office after becoming fed up with the abuse. south eastern has said it is issuing a further 220 body cameras in an attempt to tackle the violence shown towards its staff. stop it! and if you'd like to see more on ian palmer's report, you can see a longer version on inside out south east. the home secretary has approved the extradition to india of the tycoon vijay mallya, who faces fraud charges back home. mr mallya, whose business empire once included kingfisher airlines and beer, left india nearly three years ago, after defaulting on debts of around £785 million. the move comes two months after a london court ruled, that he should be sent back for trial.
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mr mallya now has 14 days to appeal. one of the biggest names in american hip—hop, the grammy—nominated rapper 21 savage, has been arrested by us immigration officials. they say he's actually from the uk, and is now in america illegally having overstayed a visa. 21 savage has often described a childhood growing up in atlanta, georgia, but immigration officials say the rapper only came to the us in 2005 at the age of 12 and failed to leave the following year when his visa expired. bin collectors in birmingham, who took part in a three—month strike in 2017, are to stage fresh walk—outs in an escalating row over pay. members of the unite union will go on strike two days a week from the 19th of february. birmingham city council has denied a union claim that staff, who didn't walk—out during the last industrial action, were given extra payments. bob hockenhall reports. with the prospect of two days of strike action every week, birmingham
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is facing a return to the bad old days of 2017, when uncollected rubbish piled high on the streets. the escalation was announced after a meeting between union reps this morning. i regret that this action is needed, members have taken it as a matter of last resort and have given the council every opportunity to settle this dispute. i would say to settle this dispute. i would say to the people of birmingham, sorry, firstly, that my members have had to ta ke firstly, that my members have had to take this action. put yourself in their shoes and why they have taken this action and blame the council. work—to—rule started on the 29th is a ready cow —— costing the council up a ready cow —— costing the council up to £350,000 each week as it tries to co m plete up to £350,000 each week as it tries to complete collections. when action is stepped up on fair brew the 19th, that bill is likely to become considerably higher.|j that bill is likely to become considerably higher. i am bitterly disappointed, i want to have good trade union relationships for the city council. we do not want to be
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in dispute with the trade unions, i wa nt in dispute with the trade unions, i want to bring this dispute to an end. whenl want to bring this dispute to an end. when i became the leader of the council there was a benz dispute in 2017 and we are back at square one, i want this resolved as quickly as possible. this latest dispute is over extra payments made to gmb union members, unite wants the same payments. the council has said it had no choice. acas ruled the money must be paid for a failure to consult gmb members over restructuring plans. as the wrangling continues, residents and mostly reacted angrily to news of the two—day week strikes.|j mostly reacted angrily to news of the two-day week strikes. i think, you know, as a household or you want them to sort it out, sit down and stop arguing and sort it out.|j think we need to think carefully about how we present ourselves as international city, the second city in the country. i do not believe london would have these issues. they have to get together. i am dubious as to what the council has been doing. the strikes remain two weeks
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away, the dispute could get resolved before. but at the moment, neither side shows any sign of backing down. this week sesame street celebrates its 50th birthday. during that half a century — the ground—breaking television programme has been entertaining children while educating them about issues such as autism and bullying. now it's developing productions aimed at helping kids around the world displaced by conflict. the bbc‘s laura trevelyan got the lucky assignment to go meet some of the muppets in action. the recording of sesame street is a serious business. we're on set in new york city with the cast, where 50 years after the first episode, the mission is the same: learning through play. l-o-v-e. what that say? love! the creators of sesame street, back in 1969, had a radical idea: using puppets and humour to engage parents watching tv with their kids,
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to make the learning experience deeper. it started, really, as an experiment. sesame street was created to see if less advantaged children could benefit from early education through media, to arrive at school ready to learn. and of course, it was an overnight success. like millions of others, i grew up watching sesame street, and so did my kids. so meeting elmo and abby was quite the moment. now, i know that you two are very good with your words. elmo, what's your favourite word? supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! i like that one, too! that's a good one! abby, do you have a favourite word? yes, it'sjoy! that's good! i'm going to be an artist when i grow up. sesame street has always embraced diversity, which has led to controversy over the years. mississippi's education board tried to ban the show in 1970 because the cast included black and white actors. the big and difficult issues in life are tackled here head on. big bird, when people die,
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they don't come back. long before the importance of preschool education was widely recognised, sesame street was teaching kids their abcs. the pioneering puppets have made learning fun, notjust here in america but across the globe. at a refugee camp injordan, elmo is playing with kids who've fled syria's civil war. sesame street is developing a new production in arabic to help families across the region displaced by the conflict. so, who's zeerak? well, zeerak is a little boy in our afghan production, baghch—e—simsim... sherrie westin of the sesame foundation says it's a natural evolution of the show. one of the things that sesame has always done is to look at pressing issues around the world that are affecting young children and see what sesame could do to help. because we have a unique ability to address tough issues from a child's perspective. so in terms of refugees, the sheer number of children displaced today really made us want to step up.
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back on set in queens, the tradition of make—believe is alive and well. you are an honorary sesame street chicken! can i have a cuddle? of course! good job! from the bronx to bangladesh, half a century on, the impact of the playful puppets has spread far and wide. i think laura looked very at home on the sesame street set. now it's time for a look at the weather. here is louise lear. good evening. cloudy today, wasn't it, in london? quite wet for a
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sting, the rain eased away but left a legacy of cloud. beautiful day in cardiff however. highs of 14 degrees, can you believe it? that cold snap of last week as a distant memory now. through the night where we see the clear skies, temperatures will drop, though enough for a touch of frost, down 2—3, 4 degrees, and we could see some fog lingering, some quite dense in places across the south and perhaps the vale of york. but it will be chilly, temperatures down to minus three degrees and one or two spots, but the breeze will pick up, that will help to lift the fog and we will start to see the cloud move on. that will bring some showery outbreaks of rain as we go through the day, drifting steadily eastwards. sheltered areas cling on to the best of the breaks on the cloud and the brightness and here, not quite as warm, highs of 6 degrees, for the south—west, 11 or 12. hello, i'm ros atkins,
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this is outside source. european nationsjoin the us in recognising venezuela's opposition leaderjuan guaido as the country's legitimate president. but the country's powerful military is still backing nicolas maduro. on brexit, here in london mps are pressing on with trying to find an alternative to the controversial irish border backstop. elsewhere in europe, the message remains consistent. we need to know from britain — and this is the critical point — what it envisages. the wreckage of the plane carrying emiliano sala is discovered at the bottom of the english channel, and a body is seen inside. and the grammy—nominated rapper 21 savage is revealed to be british, despite his reputation built on a tough us upbringing.
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