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inevitable. the only outcome almost inevitable. the only outcome thatis almost inevitable. the only outcome that is a good predictor of the intensity of your hangover is how drunk the participant feels and if you were sick or not. one of the m essa 9 es you were sick or not. one of the messages is drink responsibly and listen to your own gut feeling. hangovers might be all too common but from a scientific point of view we don't understand that much about exactly how to stop them, other than not drinking so much. hangover tips? lemonade in the morning. a good fry up lemonade in the morning. a good fry up in the morning, it helps you out. sleep it off. get through it, you did it. plenty of water, get up, if you're going at the next day, here of the dog. researchers point out that hangovers have one important benefit. they are a sometimes painful reminderfor benefit. they are a sometimes painful reminder for people to learn from their mistakes. time for a look at the weather. here's phil avery. this is the latest imagery from
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storm eric named by the irish weather authorities, it's already had some tragic consequences across the south—west of england, all of you are likely to see a spell of very wet and windy weather over the next 24—36 hours, these are some of the recent gusts at their highest in the recent gusts at their highest in the north of wales. notjust wendy, it's also weight, the rain has cleared from some western parts, gradually working its way across the heart of england and wales. closer to the centre i am afraid rain will be pretty much ever present for parts of scotland, may be northern ireland as well. a lot of isobars on the chart, if you are on the move i cannot stress enough you need to exercise some ca re. cannot stress enough you need to exercise some care. middle of the afternoon where are you going to be? across east anglia and the south—east a spell of persistent rain thena south—east a spell of persistent rain then a lull in proceedings in the showers will get going. coming
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further north with the centre of erik off the western side of scotla nd erik off the western side of scotland the shower is ganging up to give longer spells of rain with mountain snow. if your evening commute are moving away for the weekend across some higher ground, 50-60 weekend across some higher ground, 50—60 mph as possible. come the wee small hours the shower speed to a certain extent in the south, not a cold night but that persistent rain over the north of england. not only for the rest of today but through tonight and indeed on into the greater part of saturday the winds isa greater part of saturday the winds is a real feature, greater part of saturday the winds is a realfeature, bbc local radio and our website will be all over it. saturday at the centre transfers to the northern isles but the wind still in the real feature. a blustery and pretty wet start to the day for the northern half of britain but as the day goes on it's not a wash—out, provided you can cope with the wind. few to report, but the winds will still be a feature. that's the gas to pushing towards 50
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mph in exposed locations so if your route is exposed watch out for that. at this stage at the weekend is still on the mild side relatively speaking, nine, ten, 11. rain returns to a good portion of southern britain and this feature in the north the showers coming together again to give a longer speu together again to give a longer spell again with help snow coming down through scotland, the rain quitting the scene. in between it's a pretty decent sort of day but you will notice given the wind has gone to the north and north—west that it will be a somewhat cooler day, watch out for the strength of that wind for the next few hours. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... the daily telegraph says it's about to publish more allegations about the retail billionaire sir philip green. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. here are your latest
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sports stories. another six nations weekend coming up. it will be another one for the england wing chris ashton. we will make his first start for six years when england play france at twickenham on sunday. ashton one of two changes made by coach eddiejones ashton one of two changes made by coach eddie jones following the ashton one of two changes made by coach eddiejones following the win in dublin last weekend. he replaces jack noel, who drops to the bench. the other changes are locked courtney lawes who comes in for an injury. england's women will be missing their world cup winner for their match against doncaster on sunday. she is recovering from a shoulder injury which was picked up in theirwin shoulder injury which was picked up in their win over ireland. poppy leach has been brought in to replace her. ali goodness auzqui our‘s dream start as caretaker manager of manchester united has done all he has been named as premier league manager of the month forjanuary. —— ole gunnar solskjaer. he said united
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where the team of the month, including both the staff and the players. liverpool have announced world record annual profits of £106 million. the huge sum is largely down to an increase in media revenue. last season's run to the champions league final, and the sale of philip coutinho to barcelona helped. liverpool say that all of that money has been reinvested back into the squad. another step on the road to redemption today for russian athletes. the international paralympic committee athletes. the international pa ralympic committee has athletes. the international paralympic committee has voted to reinstate russia by the middle of march after they had been banned for more than two years. the ipc says measures to crack down on doping and limit government interference are enough to allow russia to compete under its own flag ahead of the 2020 paralympics in tokyo. we understand the world may applaud 01’ we understand the world may applaud or not, but we make our decisions
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based on what we think is the best for the paralympic movement, and we think the best decision at this moment is to allow these athletes to compete again in our movement, but closely monitoring them. england batsmenjost closely monitoring them. england batsmen jost butler says closely monitoring them. england batsmenjost butler says there are still places available in the test side after the tourists' disappointing tour of the west indies. coach trevor bayliss had wa nted indies. coach trevor bayliss had wanted to finish the tour with a settled top order, but they have yet to make 300 in an innings after batting collapses in both tests, and with the series already lost, england have dropped from second to fifth in the world rankings. for a little while now, there has been positions up for grabs, they think thatis positions up for grabs, they think that is an exciting place for guys outside of the team, and i think it is also a good place for the guys in the team to know that there is opportunities to make a real stand and say, this is the position you will personally nailed down and do thatjob for the will personally nailed down and do that job for the team. india's roo hit sharma has made history,
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becoming the highest run scorer in 2020 internationals. —— rohit. india levelled their three match series, and he now has 2288 runs to his name, overtaking new zealander martin gupta. rohit‘s averages 33.15. sam ward scored a hat—trick as great britain's men made it to macro wins from two in the pro league. they beat new zealand 6—2 in christchurch to go ahead of their group, but mark hager‘s first match as a coach of the great britain women's team ended in defeat. they lost 5—1 to side new zealand. this serves as a qualifier for the 2020 olympics and 2022 world cup. that is all this but for now. much more on all those stories on the website. i will see you in the next hour. thank you, james. a new photography exhibition is highlighting reality of home—life for children in the uk.
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the charity the childhood trust says it's not unusual for families with four children to live in a two—bedroom property. our education and family correspondent, frankie mccamley, has been to meet some of the families taking part. this is the living room slash bedroom. me and jason sleeping here, and william, so it is the living room slash family room in the daytime. this is a family of six living in a two—bedroom house. it can be quite...overpowering for everyone, being on top of one another day in, day out. they are constantly asking me, can we move, when are they going to get a bigger place? they want space to run around. they want space to be on their own. it breaks my heart that i can't get another place. in this house it'sjust really frustrating, because there's not enough space in the house for us to do stuff together.
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it's not that much room, and if you want to move around with someone else moving around, you have to go out of the room so they can get around, so you can get back in. what do you think about playing outside? it's really scary because you don't know when someone is going to come on the estate with something dangerous. seven—year—old billiejohn shares a room with four—year—old christopher. noisy. noisy, is it? what's it like living with billie in your bedroom? he snores. does he wake you up at night? yeah. a report out today is calling for genuinely affordable housing across the country to help deal with overcrowding like this. i live with my nan about four miles away, so i can't see my brother and sister and mum when i want to.
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elsewhere, sam is waiting for a bigger council house. she has three children, but can only live with two of them. there's no room for 14—year—old lewis. it makes me feel like i'm not a mum. it makes me feel like i'm letting him down. emotionally we, like, we have grown apart but we are trying to get that bond back. is this impacting on your schoolwork? yeah, it does, it does affect my exams, because it'sjust always in my mind. it's quite upsetting. the households are just a snapshot of what overcrowding can feel like that echoes around the country. a former president of the royal college of physicians has been appointed to lead a major review into the link between drugs and violent crime.
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dame carol black has been asked by the home office to examine if the recent rise in serious violence and knife crime is being fuelled by the expanding market in drugs, particularly cocaine. let's have a look at some of the key figures around drugs and violent crime. a home office review found that 8.4% of 16— to 2li—year—olds in england and wales were reported to have used a class a drug in 2017—2018. drugs are a major source of organised crime financing, and have the highest cost to society of all organised crime types, at £20 billion, according to government research published in november. in 2016—2017, murders where either the victim or suspect were known to be involved in using or dealing illicit rose to 57%. that was a a 7% increase on drug—related murders since 2015. professor dame carol black says she will look into issues
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including the use of drugs and who's supplying them. although drugs and violent crime will be part of this review, what the home secretary has asked me to do is to look at the supply of drugs, where they come from, are they made in this country, and then drug usage, the demand for drugs, and this won'tjust include those who are using drugs in association with knife crime, it will include the homeless, where drugs are a driving factor, it will include the prescribed opioids, the ones which we get quite legitimately that then continue to take, and i will also be looking at what seems to be an increasing use of cocaine in our middle classes. so it isn'tjust
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knife and drugs. there has been a lot done already. there are many sources of information, and it's not that we are without information, but i think what the home secretary wa nted i think what the home secretary wanted was someone i think what the home secretary wanted was someone who was independent to take a look at the evidence we have, to say whether that evidence is sufficient, are there new lines of investigation that we should go down? are there gaps in our evidence? so to take a really in—depth look at what we've got, see whether we need to add to it, and then see whether there are things within that evidence that would enable us to make some good recommendations. just having information and having statistics, in and of itself, doesn't necessarily give you policy or solve a problem. it's how you use that
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information, and can you go and find other information which might link into the existing body of information? professor dame carol black. nigeria ranks lowest in africa forfemale representation in politics, according to the united nations. last month, the country s most prominent female presidential candidate oby ezekwesili abruptly dropped out of the race. so why do nigerian women have difficulty thriving in the political arena? our correspondent mayeni jones went to find out. making their presence felt. half of nigeria's electorate are women but this is not reflected in its political leadership. you are cute, we are happy to have you, but you are not going to win. this woman tried to run for a seat in her state. she found out first—hand how nigerian politics is still very much a man's game. you have a lot of people talking to you in a condescending manner.
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you have, what i call it sexual harassment, i think i would want to consider when i'm trying to be serious and somebody is saying, come let me touch you, come let me hug you. nigeria fails terribly when it comes to female representation in politics. women occupyjust over 5% of the seats in the state assembly. and globally, nigeria's national assembly ranks 180th out of 193 countries. that is the lowest in africa. but underrepresentation of women in politics isn't, strictly speaking, an african problem. the country with the highest number of women in parliament is rwanda and in the region, senegal does pretty well, too. so, the question is, why is africa's most populous nation unable to do the same? perhaps it has to do with the opinions of women of some of the country's lawmakers. these comments were made on international women's day last year.
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we have a patriarchal culture that subordinates women and upholds men. the candidate selection process is not transparent, is not fair, and then you also have, you know, money issues. for instance, a lot of women do not have the financial muscle to contest elections and to run their campaigns. research has demonstrated that quotas are the best way to tackle the structural inequalities that lead to low levels of women in government. but that will require political will, and there is no evidence of that yet. in a moment we'll have all the business news. but first, the headlines on bbc news: the daily telegraph says it will publish its allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and racism against the businessman sir philip green,
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after the high court allowed him to drop his injunction against the newspaper. the family of footballer emiliano sala pay tribute to him after it was confirmed the body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the english channel was his. ten people have been killed in a fire at flamengo football clubs training ground in rio dejaneiro. three others were injured. i'm jamie robertson. in the business news: the world's richest man, amazon.com founderjeff bezos, has accused the owner of a us gossip magazine of trying to blackmail him over lewd pictures. mr bezos who owns the washington post said the national enquirer‘s parent company wanted him to stop investigating how they had obtained his private messages. the energy giant sse has revealed today it lost 160,000 customers in the final three months of last year. it's also cut its profit forecast
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after a european court ruled out a uk industry—wide subsidy. the government's housing planning system has come under sharp criticism from the public spending watchdog the national audit office. it says the government is unable to demonstrate it is meeting housing demand effectively. british employers cut the number of staff they hired through recruitment agencies last month for the first time since july 2016 according to the recuitment and employment confederation. and the overall number of vacancies for staff increased at the slowest rate since october 2016. the survey appears to show companies cutting back on hiring and investment while they wait for clarity on britain's departure from the eu, which is just seven weeks away now. neil carberry, ceo recruitment & employment confederation.
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iam i am rather surprised these figures we re i am rather surprised these figures were not more weak, because we have had so much publicity about the damage uncertainty is doing to the economy, i am surprised people have not cut back on hiring altogether? good afternoon. i think we have seen a slowing trend over the last few months, and this is the first time we have seen the numbers dip into negative territory. in the survey overall, we have seen employers are pretty gloomy about the long—term economic outlook, but they believe in their own business, if you need to hire to do something, you need to hire to do it. what we are seeing now is in this month's data, may be a blip. we are only 49 days away from brexit. it is a stark reminder that we need to get that deal done so companies can start investing with confidence. looking at the figures, it seems to be they are hiring temporary workers rather than permanent ones now? the temporary numbers are also slow down. these
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are the weakest temporary numbers since 2013, while they are still positive. so while it is true in uncertain times, employers will look to bring people on in temporary roles that they might make permanent if demand is sustained, it is certainly the case that there is a gentle slowdown in the number of temporary roles on offer at two. but we are starting from a strong base here. there are lots of shortage sectors. it is still a reasonably good time to look for a job. how closely do your figures correlate with the national employment figures? we certainly have seen the growth over the last few years and the number of people employed reflected in our surveys and later on in the national numbers. these numbers area on in the national numbers. these numbers are a bit more short term, so the national numbers take a bit longer to come into public. these are forjanuary, so this slowdown is about the political uncertainty we are seeing now. thank you, neil carbery. a couple of other stories to fill
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you in on. the firm that owns satirical news website the daily mash is changing hands for £1.2 million. mashed productions, which also produces a tv spin—off on bbc two called the mash report, has been bought by media firm digitalbox. profits at nationwide building society are down in the first nine months of the year. underlying profit is £691 million versus £880 million a year earlier. the profits are after a charge of £167 million for asset write—offs and more spending on it. woody allen has launched legal action against amazon studios, accusing it of breaching their contract by refusing to distribute his latest film. the 83—year—old is seeking more than £52 million in damages, alleging the company backed out of a multi—picture deal without cause. a slight recovery today for the ftse 100 blue chp index, for the ftse100 blue chip index,
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following on from yesterday's losses. it actually has fallen back a little. there is sse after its announcement that it had lost customers. oil up, not really very much, about $62. the pound is a little bit weak at the moment. that is it, more in about an hour. thank you, jamie. see you later. many of us already buy our shopping online but what if you could choose to have it delivered straight to your door by a robot? the idea been piloted in several cities and has proved popular. is being expanded to cover more than 10,000 homes. tim muffett can tell us more. keila's life is busy. when the dust settles, she craves convenience. with managing a house and working and everything else, it makes it way more comfortable to have something delivered to your door than having to go out.
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i would choose the items there... but like many in milton keynes, keila's groceries won't buy come by van or handed over by human. since last april she's had the option of delivery by robot. fantastic. new technology. milton keynes is laid out perfectly for robots. we have very wide pavements, it's very suburban. 35 robots are now making more than 1,000 deliveries per week. in december, tesco joined the co—op in signing up. once the order is placed, a colleague will then pick the products and will place them in the robot. so it's better to open the door and there is a robot there rather thana human? i don't think it's better, it's different, it's a customer choice and people will decide how they want to interact. with her address programmed in, keila's delivery is on its way. the robot is navigating itself and is programmed to stick to paths and pavements, and if it finds something blocking its way, in this case, me, it should work out what to do.
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excuse me, would you please let me pass? the robot has a detection bubble around and whether it's a pedestrian, a dog, any form of obstacle, it will either safely stop, manoeuvre around stop, manoeuvre around the obstacle, but if it's a very narrow pavement, it can even back up and get out of the way. so how do you ensure they don't get in the way of cars or traffic? if it's waiting at the edge of a road crossing, it's understanding its environment around it up to 200, 250 metres so it only crosses the road when it's safe do so. the robots can only be opened by the customer who placed the order. an alarm will go off if they're tampered with. the scheme is being expanded to more than 10,000 homes and some university campuses. i think it's really good. they've been running so long now you get used to them, you come out the door and you see that thing go by. i'm not sure. i prefer somebody coming around with my groceries personally. i do worry sometimes on the internet now,
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we'll get to the point where we don't speak to each other. soon you won't have to leave home. here's your delivery. yes! hello, here's your delivery. it's saved me a lot of time over the past few months and the funny thing is, we refer to it as a person. either he or a she. it doesn't feel like it is a machine. goodbye. kind of cute or kind of creepy? in milton keynes, robots are changing the way people shop. let's get a look at the latest weather prospects now, with phil avery. thank you very much indeed. the prospects are not that great, i'm afraid. already, many will have had a buffering from storm eric, centred
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to the north of northern ireland, and you see this great arc of cloud tied in with some pretty wet weather. you will be buffeted, and that will be the case for the rest of the day, overnight, and on into saturday as well. here, the latest radar imagery shows quite a bit of rainfall. the more mobile portion of the weather front is down across england and wales. that shows signs of wanting to move more towards the south and east for a time towards this evening, but where you are close to the centre of that low, notice where the front wraps its way around the centre, so even if you do lose your rain for a time, i think it will come back at you in the next few hours. just in time for the school pick up, the latter part of the afternoon, the rain very much concentrated around that south—east quarter. a lull in proceedings, it might brighten up for a time, but the wind ever present. that wraparound brings that rain close to northern shores of northern ireland at right back into the western isles and western side of northern scotland. through the night, that
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becomes more prevalent across northern ireland, the north of england, through scotland. hill snow around. further south, it england, through scotland. hill snow around. furthersouth, it turns england, through scotland. hill snow around. further south, it turns a bit more dry, not a cold night from the amount of cloud, and the wind as well. in the short term, a lot of warnings out about the strength of that wind through the rest of tonight, on into saturday as well. there will be some disruption. we have already had some tragic consequences from the spell of fairly stormy weather. look at the number of isobars again on saturday, just about in all parts of the british isles, but especially across northern britain. the gusts again 50 miles an hour in places, may be touching 60 mph, across exposed hills and coast. your route may be affected by those conditions. not a wash—out at all, but certainly gusty. the showers will tend to fade a bit across central and southern parts. further north again, closer to the storm, showers if not longer spells of rain, and the total is really mounting up. into sunday, the weather front comes back up the
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southern portions of the british isles, another one comes in from the north of scotland, so something of a sandwich, with the driest weather to be found through the heart of the british isles. this feature in the north introduces cooler, fresher conditions, and eventually the rain quits the far south—east, but it will be well into the afternoon before it does so, and notice, no double—figure temperatures to speak of here. sunday, a fresh feeling day, followed by a chilly and quiet day, followed by a chilly and quiet day on monday. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm martine croxall. today at 2. the daily telegraph says it will publish its allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and racism against the businessman sir philip green — after the high court allowed him to drop his injunction against the newspaper.. politicians from belfast and dublin meet to try to break the brexit deadlock over the irish backstop ahead of the irish prime minister's working dinner with theresa may.
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i think everybody wants to avoid no deal, avoid a hardboard and everyone wa nts to deal, avoid a hardboard and everyone wants to continue to have a very close political and economic relationship between britain and ireland ina relationship between britain and ireland in a matter what. ten teenage footballers have died in a fire at a youth training centre for one of brazil's biggest clubs in rio dejaniero. coming up on afternoon live all the sport with james pearce — england rugby team named... a return to
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