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gordon banks, england's world cup winning goalkeeper, has died. a legend of the game, tributes from around the world and here at home. as a goalkeeper, you know, he was up there with the best of all time. in that era and in the modern day era. he was a match for the very best in the world, even pele at the top of his game. pele! what a save! i alreadyjumped to say goal. and i looked back, i did goa... 0h! we'll be looking back at gordon banks‘ career and why many think he's the best goalkeeper we've ever had. also tonight... the drug lord known as el chapo is found guilty in new york. in just four shipments he's said to have smuggled enough cocaine for every american. for years, julie o'connor looked after others, but when it was her turn,
the nhs let her down. her cancer was missed six times and she lost her life. three million people have fled venezuela under his watch but the president blames a us conspiracy. we have an exclusive interview. from the plastic slopes of lancashire to winning ways on the real stuff — what's dave ryding's secret? and coming up on bbc news, james anderson strikes again and again to help put england within sight of a big win in the third test against west indies in st lucia. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. tributes have been paid to gordon banks, england's 1966 world cup winning goalkeeper,
who's died at the age of 81. pele, a footballing legend himself, has praised the man many believe was england's finest goalkeeper. gordon banks famously denied pele a near certain goal during the 1970 world cup. in a statement released through his former club, stoke city, gordon banks‘ family said they "could not have been more proud of him". here's our sports editor, dan roan. it remains a footballing miracle. the 1970 world cup, england against brazil and that save. pele! what a save! the greatest ever from one of the greatest ever. four macro years earlier, gordon banks had been a cornerstone of his team's world cup triumph, playing every minute england's momentous campaign and today the country's other great goalkeeper paid this tribute.
gordon, as a professional was the first goalkeeper to really do that extra training and it paid off for him. his all—round game was so good but he was capable of making saves it look easy by good positional play, that is one thing i always thought was his strength. we always got into a good position, he was not flinging himself around, he was catching a lot of balls. that was what i think was his strength. banks first made his name in the 19505 with leicester city where he won the league cup. banks was safe in the leicester goal. he was awarded the first of 73 caps in 1963, his reliability and agility pivotal to engli5h football's greatest moment in three years later. today, tho5e who played alongside him at wembley we re who played alongside him at wembley were united in tribute. sir bobby charlton said, gordon was a fantastic goalkeeper and i was proud to call him a team—mate. sir geoff hur5t described him as one of the
greatest. although england fell short at the next world cup, banks was at his peak, mo5t famou5ly against brazil with the save of the century. pele! what a save! quite how he denied pele and a header that seemed destined for the net dumbfounded anyone, not least banks himself. ijust got my hand to it and it goes in that direction. honest to god i thought it was a goal, when i hit the floor like that, the position now, i turned around and! that, the position now, i turned around and i could see it bouncing behind the goal! i couldn't believe it! banks and pele later became close friends, this is the brazilian legend's memory of the legend that forged the bond between them.” legend's memory of the legend that forged the bond between them. i had the ball, ialreadyjumped forged the bond between them. i had the ball, i alreadyjumped to say goal and i looked there and i did goa... 0h! goal and i looked there and i did goa. .. 0h! today goal and i looked there and i did goa... 0h! today on goal and i looked there and i did goa. .. 0h! today on social media, pele said, rest in peace, my friend. ye5, pele said, rest in peace, my friend. yes, you were a goalkeeper with
magic but you were also so much more. you were a fine human being. bank5'5 brilliance helped stoke city to the league cup in 1972, the club's first major trophy but later that year a car crash cost him his sight in one eye and, amid emotional 5cene5, sight in one eye and, amid emotional scenes, he was forced to retire from the english game. today at the club where he is honoured, fans have been gathering to pay their re5pects where he is honoured, fans have been gathering to pay their respects to a man who went from playing legend to life president, including members of stoke city's current team. he just had a way of making everyone feel brilliant, whatever presence he was m, brilliant, whatever presence he was in, heju5t had a way of rubbing off on people and bringing happine55. he a lwa y5 on people and bringing happine55. he always made me feel extremely happy and it is testament to him as a person. banks made a brief comeback in the us in 1976 but his fame and popularity proved enduring. in 2012 they carried the olympic torch at wembley where, decade5 earlier, he had entered footballing folklore. in
a statement today, his family said they could not have been prouder of a man regarded as the greatest keeper to grace the english game. a5 as you can see behind me, the tribute5 continued to pour in here at stoke city but in truth, fans from every engli5h club are in agreement, when it comes to goalkeeping, gordon banks wa5 agreement, when it comes to goalkeeping, gordon banks was simply the best, but only between the 5tick5 the best, but only between the sticks for england's finest hour in 1966 and in doing so did something no other english goalkeeper had achieved by lifting the world cup, four macro achieved by lifting the world cup, foui’ macro yea i’s achieved by lifting the world cup, four macro years later, by pulling off that remarkable 5ave against pele, he entered that rare and elite category of sports person who manages to achieve something truly illogical, in the realm perhaps of sporting genius and miracle. interesting to consider what he may have achieved had he not suffered that cruel eye injury in 1972 and of course his passing makes you consider how much has changed. a world cup winning engli5h goalkeeper now would be a multimillionaire. in
1967 when he came here he was signed forjust £50,000 and he even had to sell his world cup medal to raise fund5 sell his world cup medal to raise funds for its family. we did not begrudge the wealth of modern footballers, he was a decent man, a gentleman, football's miracle man and english football's safest pair of hands. in the past hour, the mexican druglord joaquin guzman, better known as el chapo, has been found guilty of multiple charges at his drugs trial in new york. he was accused of trafficking ton5 of cocaine, heroin and marijuana into the united states. the former leader of mexico's sinaloa drug cartel, el chapo escaped from jail twice in spectacular fashion before being caught in 2016 and extradited to the us. nada tawfik reports. gunshots this raid by mexican marines was the beginning of the end of joaquin "el chapo" guzman'5 brutal reign as the world's most powerful drug lord. but it was the work of us pro5ecutor5, who secured his extradition to new york
and his conviction, that sealed his fate. after a blockbuster trial that saw some of his closest associates testify against him, el chapo was found guilty of ten criminal charges, including drug trafficking, murder conspiracy and money laundering. el chapo guzman is the most infamous, the most feared, the wealthiest narco trafficker in the world, and he directed tens of thousands of tonnes of high—grade cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin into the united states, as well as into other parts of the world, to include europe. for months, this federal courthouse in new york became the set of a compelling drama, complete with a captivated audience and a colourful cast that included el chapo's beauty queen wife, emma coronel. prosecutors argue that el chapo's many escapes proved his guilt. jurors were shown this muted video of mexican marines trying to ram the door of one
of his secret hideout5. the drug lord was in bed with his mistress at the time, and together they escaped naked through a hydraulic hatch installed in the bathtub, and down into a sewer tunnel. and when he was captured, it wasn't for long. the jury was shown one of his brazen escapes from prison in mexico, through a tunnel from the shower in his cell, where a motorcycle waited to speed him off. the trial also heard some jaw—dropping allegations. 0ne witness testified that the former mexican president, enrique pena nieto, accepted a $100 million bribe from el chapo — a claim the politician has strongly denied. the trial allowed american prosecutors to detail the inner workings of the powerful sinaloa cartel. jurors were told that in just four drug shipments, el chapo 5muggled more than a line of cocaine for every person in the united states, using various decoys 5uch as plastic bananas.
the trial showed how el chapo could be brutally violent and paranoid. he ordered the murder of his own cousin and was known to personally torture and kill his enemies. he also spied on his associates u5ing sophisticated technology that authorities later tapped into, giving them valuable evidence of his crimes. there were many more shocking stories thatjurors never heard. un5ealed court documents included a claim that el chapo routinely drugged and raped girls as young a513 years old, calling them "his vitamins". lawyers for el chapo denied the allegations. security has been a major feature of this trial, and now that prosecutors have won the conviction of the infamous drug lord, he is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison under heavy guard. el chapo wa5 el chapo was reportedly stunned when the verdict was read out, he locked
eye5 the verdict was read out, he locked eyes with his teary wife before being let out of the courtroom. this i5a being let out of the courtroom. this is a stunning reversal for a being let out of the courtroom. this is a stunning reversalfor a man being let out of the courtroom. this is a stunning reversal for a man who became a mythical figure for his ability to evade law enforcement for decades. this is a huge win for us prosecutors. 0utside decades. this is a huge win for us prosecutors. outside of courts, they said this was a sentence from which there was no escape and no return for el chapo. thank you. julie 0'connor, a nurse who had given her best years to the nhs, died last week of cervical cancer. her death at the age of 49 came after southmead hospital in bristol had given her the all—clear six times before the disease was picked up by another hospital. till the very end, julie was campaigning for an inquiry into how the nhs failed her. matthew hill reports, and some may find his report upsetting. julie 0'connor will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and nurse. but she says it was the nhs that ultimately let her down after failing to spot cancer cells.
this was her speaking to a family member less than two weeks ago, just three days before cervical cancer claimed her life. julie, i mean, she was my life. the impact has been... we can't replace julie. i would say we are all devastated but i cannot change the past, julie is gone and she will never be forgotten, she will always be in our hearts but what we can do is make some positives out of this. it was in 2014 when she had a
routine smear test southmead hospital's pathology lab gave her the all clear. she made six visits in all to the local nhs before finally resorting to going private in 2017. within 30 seconds are being examined by the consultant, he diagnosed me with cervical cancer. he took me in for a hysteroscopy the week after and he couldn't even get the camera into the womb, it was com pletely the camera into the womb, it was completely blocked. i was horrified. herfamily have completely blocked. i was horrified. her family have now secured an independent investigation but fear it will not go far enough. it is a catastrophic failure, absolutely, they caused death. they said it was isolated and rare, however, when you look at the evidence and the missed opportunities, i believe it is highly likely and probable that there are other victims out there. people on social media have contacted us and they have gone through similar experiences. in a
statement, the hospital reiterated their apologies and condolences to their apologies and condolences to the family. it says, we are committed to understanding the full circumstances surrounding the care we provide so any lessons can be learnt and will be fully open with the overall findings of the independent investigation. i'm here with my beautiful wifejulie... julie never missed a smear test and herfamily hope julie never missed a smear test and her family hope her final legacy will be to encourage more women to come forward for testing. theresa may has told mp5 they need to hold their "nerve" over brexit, saying the on—going talks with the eu are at a "crucial stage". in a statement to house of commons, the prime minister said she still believes it's possible to find a deal that parliament can support. jeremy corbyn accused mrs may of "running down the clock" in order to "blackmail" mp5 into supporting her "deeply flawed deal". 0ur deputy poltical editor, john pienaar, reports. clear the way, prime minister coming through. time is almost up to cut
a brexit deal with brussels mp5 might support. each time, mrs may is finding mp5 less patient than before. order! prime minister's statement. but her only option today, another appeal. stick with me. the same message, only now with more urgency. the talks are at a crucial stage and we now all need to hold our nerve to get the changes this house requires and deliver brexit on time. the labour leader is keen to offer suggestions but much keener to expose mrs may's appeal for time as a ploy. it appears the prime minister has just one real tactic — to run down the clock hoping members of this house are blackmailed into supporting a deeply flawed deal. jeremy corbyn wants britain to stick with eu customs rules. mrs may says no. forget compromise there. and mrs may won't rule out leaving with no deal. some agree, but many don't. the prime minister not only
is kicking the can down the road, yet again, she again refuses to take no deal off the table. to get a better deal, you have got to keep no deal on the table as a negotiating tool. but there is a plan by labour and tory mp5 to take control if mrs may cannot strike a deal the commons will support. if she can't get a deal in place by the middle of march, there is a real risk we will end up with no deal by accident so, at that point, she would need to come forward and say, does she want no deal or does she want to extend negotiations and then parliament needs to decide. mp5 planning a takeover will hold back this week but could force a vote in a fortnight, ready to take control in march. rebels believe ministers could join in. i would say to each and every one of them, look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself the honest question of whether where we're heading at the moment, which is probably a no deal, whether that is acceptable for the future of britain and i don't think it is and i pretty sure that a number of current ministerial colleagues
agree with me. if unhappy ministers do rebel, brexit could be up for grabs. some believe mrs may would rather see mp5 take control than be remembered as the prime minister who split her party but her real hoping some labour mp5 vote with her and help her win. big moments seem to come along as regularly as buses. the numbers don't look like adding up to a government defeat this week but the outcome is getting closer. it could arrive very late and it mightjust change the course of brexit. john pienaar, bbc news, westminster. the time is 17 minutes past six. our top story this evening... tributes have been pouring in after the death of gordon banks, england's world cup winning goalkeeper in 1966. protecting passengers — cab drivers with convictions for sex offences could be banned from operating. coming up in sportsday on bbc news, there's a blow for england's bid
to win the six nations title as influential prop mako vunipola is ruled out of the rest of the championship with an ankle injury. it has the largest oil reserves in the world, but during president maduro's time in office venezuela's economy has collapsed. the cost of living has soared — with prices doubling every 19 days. three million people have fled, most of them since 2015. the united states accuses mr maduro's government of human rights violations and corruption, and has called on him to step down. but today, in an exclusive interview with bbc news, mr maduro accused the us of waging a political war on the country, calling donald trump a white supremacist. he was speaking to our international correspondent 0rla guerin. 0rla. president maduro, very nice to see you. thanks for having us.
an opulent setting for an embattled leader. nicolas maduro still occupies venezuela's presidential palace. a short drive away, many of his people are going hungry, but he's still refusing us aid, sitting just across the border in colombia. translation: venezuela is a dignified country, and the united states intends to create a humanitarian crisis to justify a military intervention. that's part of this show. you say the humanitarian aid is a show, president, but are you actually saying that the hunger is a show? because we have seen it with our own eyes — we have actually seen people reaching into the garbage with their hands to find food to eat. are you honestly saying there is no hunger in venezuela? the bbc in london has created a stereotype, and the american media also, of venezuela that doesn't exist. do we have problems?
yes, but venezuela is not a country with hunger. but this is what we have seen here — an economy in ruins, a country in crisis. hospitals without insulin and basic drugs, desperately ill patients without treatment. and today opposition supporters out on the streets again. more than 50 countries now recognised opposition leader, juan guaido, as venezuela's interim president. nicolas maduro claims it's only ten, and blames the white house, which he says is ruled by the kkk. do you really think the ku klux klan are ruling america? i believe that the white supremacists of the ku klux klan lead the united states. so is president trump
a white supremacist? he is, publicly and openly, and he has stimulated the neofascists and the neo—nazis in the united states, in europe, and in latin america. far from the comfort of the presidential palace, trucks of desperately needed aid are stuck across the border in colombia — blocked by venezuelan troops. nicolas maduro says if washington makes any attempt to bring it across, he'll have no option but to fight. 0rla guerin, bbc news, caracas. the bbc has written to the white house asking for a review of security arrangements for the media at president trump's rallies. it comes after a cameraman was assaulted at a rally in texas last night, by a man wearing the red baseball cap popular among the president's supporters. the cameraman, ron skeans, was shaken but unhurt,
and his attacker was escorted away. convicted criminals in england could be banned from driving taxis or minicabs, under new government proposals. those convicted of serious crimes — including sexual offences — would be refused a license. current guidelines allow councils to set their own driver standards, including whether to make the checks. 0ur transport correspondent tom burridge has been speaking to a woman who was assaulted by a taxi driver. it's his car, i can't get out, he does what he wants. he's in control of that car, i'm not in control at all. sarah, not her real name, ordered a taxi from uber to get home. when herfriend got out, everything changed. he started making some inappropriate comments to me. it got a little bit more sexual and i started feeling uncomfortable. he turned around and put his hand on my knee. so, ijust reacted and tried to move his hand off but he then held onto my hand. you know, i was thinking, is he going to rape me? the driver assaulted
two other young women, all in the space of three days he was jailed for two years. caroline is going to have an inspection on the outside and can i check your badge, please? in newcastle, some taxis were used by a gang to abuse girls and young women over a number of years. since then, they have toughened checks and the procedures for issuing licences. in the past year, four taxi drivers who had previously been convicted of sexual offences have had their licences taken away and that is just here in newcastle. but, under the current system, if one local authority gets tough, there is nothing to stop somebody going to another area where the rules are not so strict and getting a licence there. so, in the north—east of england, councils created a single licensing authority, making standards and checks the same. now, the government wants to do something similar for all of england, and possibly wales, too. i think in this region we have come together to work very much uniformly in our standards and our procedures. but i can't speak highly enough of the need to progress
the national standards. the government is also thinking about making cctv mandatory in all taxis. this company says it is not straightforward. we were one of the first companies to originally introduce it. we had all kinds of problems with suppliers, not meeting the right data protection rules, how long you keep the footage for, who has access to the footage. sarah, who was assaulted by a taxi driver, says criminal record checks should have been compulsory long ago. we need to know who is driving people around. if there are people out there who actually have been caught doing something bad before, then why the hell are they still on the roads? in the future, the government wants anyone with a sexual conviction to be barred from getting a licence. tom burridge, bbc news, newcastle. the world alpine skiing championships are under way in sweden, and britain 5 hopes lie firmly on the shoulders of one man — dave ryding. he learnt how to race on the plastic slopes of lancashire — a long way from the snowy pistes where his competitors honed their skills.
0ur correspondent andy swiss went to meet him before he left for scandinavia. he says he used to be skiing's novelty act. the plucky lad from lancashire. but they now underestimate him at their peril. commentator: dave "the rocket" ryding tries to rewrite the record books. he's second! that's sensational! no british skier has ever done what dave ryding has. now twice a runner—up on the elite world cup circuit. remarkable for a man raised not on snow but on plastic. even in his 205, ryding was still competing around the uk on artificial slopes, training here near burnley where he had to battle wind, rain and even sheep. there would be sheep all over the slope, we would have to shoo them off. obviously there was sheep, uh, muck on the slopes, so you occasionally got that on you. but, no, yeah, get rid of them and crack on training. so you had to dodge a few sheep,
is that good for your technique? oh, yeah, keeps you on your toes i guess! and now ryding is skiings most unlikely celebrity. at 32 he's a late bloomer, but with good reason. i can't recollect any other racer who's got to the level that he has on the world stage who's had that kind of background. he only developed as an athlete quite late on in his career and i think that's because he did not have the advantage of skiing on snow at a young age. ryding briefly led last years 0lympic slalom before eventually finishing ninth. but with the world championships this week, he believes anything is still possible. at first, obviously, i was a token brit. and now i'm there to get on a podium. i've got to look to the next 0lympics as the main goal. the last two gold medallists were 34 and 35. i will be 35. so i will be trying to keep that tradition going! but, you never know. announcer: dave ryding! so, can the man nicknamed the rocket level up to his billing? if so, a journey which began
on plastic could yet finish on top of a podium. andy swiss, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich. from winter sports to springlike weather over the next few days, temperatures well above where they should be for this time of year, for some of us some sunshine, beautiful end to the day in cambridgeshire. mild is the main theme, it will be mostly dry but not completely, this area of cloud which has been working its way in from the is producing the odd spot of rain in places. the cloud moving back north again across parts of wales initial weight then into northern england, northern and scotla nd into northern england, northern and scotland we will see splashes of light, patchy rain through the night. fog patches and temperatures not dropping it too far for the vast majority staying frost free.
tomorrow relatively mild start to the day, a bit soggy at times across the day, a bit soggy at times across the far north, particularly scotland but much of the rain will move to the north, then it's looking dry and towards the south of england and wales it should be brightening skies with some sunshine. breezy across the far north—west but mild, 6—9 is what we should be seeing at this time of year, how about 11 or 12 for tomorrow afternoon? moving out of wednesday into thursday this frontal system moving up to the north—west will not trouble us much, what we get into is a southerly wind which will bring increasingly mild air and drierair, will bring increasingly mild air and drier air, thursday should bring less in a way of cloud and when you look at the map and don't see cloud it means we expect some sunshine. quite a lot of sunshine to be had on thursday and with temperatures like theseit thursday and with temperatures like these it will feel pleasant, 12—13. by these it will feel pleasant, 12—13. by the time we get to friday one or two spots might get to 15. most of
us two spots might get to 15. most of us dry into the weekend, a bit of rain in the west but overall it will feel quite like spring. that's all from the bbc news at six , so it's goodbye from me , and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: he's been described as "england's safest pair of hands. "