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this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 11:00pm: a woman convicted of killing her husband with a hammer wins an appeal against the murder conviction. sally challen now faces a retrial after defence lawyers argued she had suffered decades of psychological abuse. her son gave his reaction to the news. it's an amazing moment, you know. this case needs to be looked at again, as we have always said as a family. the abuse our mother suffered, we felt, was never recognise properly and her mental condition was not taken into account. a man is found guilty of manslaughter after he supplied his girlfriend with drugs at the bestival music event in 2017. ceon broughton did little to help 24—year—old louella fletcher—michie as she suffered a reaction to a class—a drug. two men tell the bbc they were abused repeatedly by the pop star michaeljackson
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in the 1980s and early 1990s. every time i was with him, every single time i stayed the night with him, he abused me. you're playing all the wrong notes. and andre previn, the oscar—winning film composer, conductor, and star of this famed morecambe and wise sketch, dies at the age of 89. and at 11:30pm, we will be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers, laura hughes, political correspondent at the financial times, and former fleet street editor eve pollard. stay with us for that.
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the court of appeal has ordered the retrial of a woman who was convicted of the murder of her husband, after lawyers said she had suffered decades of abuse. sally challen, who is 65 and from surrey, killed her husband, richard, in a hammer attack in 2010. she had denied murder, and will now be retried after new evidence emerged about her mental state at the time of the killing. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. from the start, sally challen admitted that she had killed her husband, richard. what has been under scrutiny at this appeal is why she did it. the couple were married for 30 years, and made their home in surrey with their two sons. sally challen‘s lawyers had argued that throughout the marriage she was a victim of her husband's emotional abuse, known as coercive control. for sally challen‘s son, david, and the family's lawyer, harriet, today was a partial victory. they had
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hoped to have her murder conviction reduced to manslaughter, but the appealjudge has reduced to manslaughter, but the appeal judge has ruled reduced to manslaughter, but the appealjudge has ruled that instead sally challen must now face a fresh murder trial. it's an amazing moment, you know. the courts have acknowledged this case needs to be looked at again, as we have always said, asa looked at again, as we have always said, as a family. the abuse our mother sub, we felt, was never recognise properly and her mental condition was never taken into account. was a highly emotional atmosphere in court, and supporters we re atmosphere in court, and supporters were disappointed that this wasn't an end to the legal process. it was at the family home in 2010 that sally challen took her husband's life. she hit richard challen more than 20 times ahead with a hammer. during this appeal, the court heard from experts about her mental state, and this was the basis for the judge's ordering a new trial. in giving thejudge's judge's ordering a new trial. in giving the judge's ruling, judge's ordering a new trial. in giving thejudge's ruling, lady justice hallett said that, in the opinion of a come from a consultant
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frantic psychologist, sally challen had been suffering from two mental disorders at the time of the killing, and this evidence had not been put before the jury at her original trial. sally challen wasn't in court. she had followed the proceedings via video link from prison, and she remains that the night. her lawyers and herfamily say they will now try to have her freed on bail as they wait for a new trial date. a man who supplied his girlfriend with a class—a drug at a festival has been convicted of manslaughter. 30 year old ceon broughton is due to be sentenced on friday morning. he had denied he was responsible for the death of 24—year—old louella fletcher—michie, the daughter of the holby city actor john michie. she died at bestival in dorset after taking the drug 2cp. 0ur reporterjames ingham was at winchester crown court. earlier this evening, he gave us more details about the case. yes, this has been a really painful
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trial, described by louella fletcher—michie's family as really harrowing. her parents and brother and sister had to sit in court and watch the final moments of her life, filmed on a mobile phone by her boyfriend, ceon broughton. after giving her what he described as a bumped up does of the hallucinogenic drug 2cp, ceon broughton filmed and photographed her as a drug took hold over a number of hours. and in woodland in the outskirts of the bestival site she became increasingly agitated, screaming, distress, screeching and repeatedly hitting herself. now, broughton called her parents and they had said in court that she had sounded like a wild animal in the background of that call, and they had immediately got in their car, driven from london to dorset and pleaded with ceon broughton to seek medical help. he didn't, despite a hospital tent being just a few hundred metres away. well, after the unanimous
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verdict, john, who is louella ‘s dad, well—known in the drama holby city, spoke of the pain that this has caused his family. regardless of the outcome of this harrowing trial, they were never going to be any winners. we began a life sentence on what would have been louella 's birthday. ceon's life sentences knowing that he didn't help louella to live. ceon had said he tried to help louella yes, his defence barrister maintained he didn't know she was at risk of dying, but even so she was at risk of dying, but even so he tried to alert a friend who was at the festival as to their location. but we also heard in court that he was fearful of involving officials because he was subject to a suspended prison sentence, and he was worried about going to jail. now, instead, he remained with
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louella until the final moments as her condition deteriorated. louella's death was tragic and needless. despite his close relationship with her, ceon broughton chose to ignore the advice others had given him not seek medical help. even when she lay motionless, struggling for breath and dying, he continued to take photos and videos and message friends. all he needed to do was walk a few hundred metres to an on—site hospital. he supplied louella with the drug and had a duty of care. —— duty of care. his actions were selfish and shameful. 0ur actions were selfish and shameful. our thoughts remain with all of louella's family and friends at this very difficult time. ceon broughton was an aspiring rapper and grime artist. this video was actually filmed by louella's brother, sam. now, broughton had supplied sam and louella in the past, but he denied supplying her with 2cp that night.
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however, police found a bag of the drug in his mobile phone case. now, prosecution and medical experts say it is highly unlikely that louella —— highly likely that louella would have survived if help had been got that night, and they say that ceon brought in's callous failure to take ca re of brought in's callous failure to take care of her contributed significantly to her death. ceon broughton will be sentenced here in winchester tomorrow morning. the conservative mp george eustice has resigned as agriculture minister, and warned of humiliation for the uk if brexit is delayed. in a letter to the prime minister, the leave—supporting mp said he was worried that the eu could now dictate the terms of any extension to the withdrawal process. 0ur deputy political editor john pienaar sent this update from westminster. george eustice is a brexiteer, but he's resigned not because he opposes theresa may's plan for brexit, the deal she's trying to thrash out in brussels and get through the commons. he supports that plan. he's resigned because he believes
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she's mishandled the whole process, and believes that she's put the future of brexit itself at risk. now, the breaking point was theresa may promising mps a chance to vote against a no—deal brexit. now, that was under pressure from the threat of the ministerial resignations, but he saw the threat of no—deal as putting useful pressure on brussels. he was also upset at mps given a chance to vote to delay brexit beyond the leaving date of 29 march. his worry — a short delay could become a long delay, then a longer delay, and eventually perhaps an indefinite delay. now, as it is, the chance for mps to give their verdict on or before 12 march. there is no knowing whether mrs may will finally beat the odds and brexiteers will finally roll in behind her because they see her plan as the only brexit available. george eustice has shown just how frustrated and angry brexiteers are at the way this is been handled, and at being placed in such a painfully uncomfortable position. well, in another development on the brexit front today, the democratic unionist party hinted that a time limit to the irish backstop, the mechanism to prevent
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a hard border on the island of ireland, might be enough to get theresa may's brexit deal the support it needs to be approved by mps in the commons. here is the dup's sammy wilson. the nature of the time limit is really important. it can't be a long time and distance, the distant future. the period that we have made quite clear is that we have 21 months before the implementation period must be finished anyhow, and we believe that there are possibilities to have the monitoring of trade across the border solved and resolved in that time, and that is the kind of time limit will be looking for. but secondly, it has got to be very, very clear that the kind of legal impediments of the withdrawal agreement has been removed, and have been replaced with
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this. and tomorrow, with less than a month to go before the uk leaves the eu, we will have a special day of brexit coverage, beginning with brexit: your call, with ask this, a joint programme on the bbc news channel and bbc radio 5 live where we hear your views, comments and questions. you can tweet using the hashtag #bbcaskthis, text on 85058, or call on 08085 909 693. that is from 9:00am tomorrow morning. in israel, the attorney—general says he will bring corruption charges against the prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, for bribery and breach of trust. it is just six weeks until the country's general election, when mr netanyahu will attempt to win a fifth term of office. his likud party had tried to block the announcement, describing it as political persecution. in an interview with the bbc,
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two men have accused the pop star michaeljackson of sexually abusing them hundreds of times in the late 1980s and early 1990s. wade robson and james safechuck say that from the age of seven and ten, they were abused by the late singer at his neverland ranch in california. michaeljackson's family deny the claims. 0ur correspondent dan johnson reports from los angeles. # ‘cause this is thriller — thriller night. # and no—one's gonna save you from the beast # about to strike... he was the king of pop, a global icon and one of the most successful singers all time. allegations of child abuse overshadowed his later career. in 2005, he was cleared in court, but now, there are new claims. i was seven years old. michael asked, "do you and the family want to come to neverland?" two men have told a documentary maker they were groomed
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at the star's fairytale theme park, neverland. michael sexually abused me from the age of seven years old until 1a years old. and the sexual abuse included fondling, touching my entire body and my penis. hello, wade. today is your birthday, so congratulations. i love you, goodbye. wade originally testified that michaeljackson never harmed him. the idea of being pulled away from michael now, this man, this otherworldly figure, this god to me, who had 110w become my best friend — no way was i ever going to do anything that would pull me away from him. james safechuck was in a commercial with jackson. he says he was abused from the age of ten.
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he grooms the children, he grooms the parents as well. so it's a meticulous sort of build—up for him to be able to do that, and it takes him a while to build the trust. michael groomed the world, as well. michaeljackson's music is still loved, and generates millions of pounds every year. he himself always maintained that he had never hurt any child, and some of his family members have continued to defend his reputation. why do you think they're coming forward now? money. you think it's about money? it's always been about money. i hate to say it when it's my uncle. it's all most like they see a blank cheque. it's all money. this documentary is not telling the truth. almost a decade after his death, michaeljackson's character remains under the spotlight. his true legacy is still being questioned. danjohnson, bbc news, los angeles. and you can see much more from that interview on the victoria derbyshire
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programme tomorrow morning, here on the bbc news channel, from 10:00am. the headlines on bbc news: a woman convicted of killing her husband with a hammer wins an appeal against the murder conviction. sally challen now faces a retrial after defence lawyers argued she'd suffered decades of psychological abuse. two men tell the bbc they were abused repeatedly by the pop star michaeljackson, in the 1980s and early 1990s. a man is found guilty of manslaughter after he supplied his girlfriend with drugs at the bestival music event in 2017. ceon broughton did little to help 24—year—old louella fletcher—michie as she suffered a reaction to a class—a drug. she later died. the white house insists that further meetings could be held between the us and north korea, despite the failure of the summit between president trump and the north korean leader, kim jong—un. the meeting ended without agreement after the us refused north korea's demands for relief
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of economic sanctions. the two leaders had been expected to announce progress on the denuclearisation of north korea. 0ur north america editorjon sopel is travelling with president trump and sent this report. it all seemed to be going so well. president trump and chairman kim wandering through the gardens of a smart hanoi hotel. the pair apparently relaxed and getting on. and then a small piece of history. a reporter shouted a question at the north korean dictator — something that doesn't happen in pyongyang — and he answered. reporter: chairman kim, are you ready to denuclearise? translation: if i'm not willing to do that i wouldn't be here right now. but then the rumours started to circulate, that things were going awry. there would be programme changes, the white house told us. the talks had been due to go on all morning, and then, according to the white house schedule, there was going to be lunch
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and a signing ceremony. but it all fell apart. it's hard to overstate what a failure it is, that after eight—and—a—half months of talks, a draft agreement, the principals flying in, and then everything turning to dust. as the delegations went their separate way, it looked as though kim jong—un had overplayed his hand, and donald trump overestimated his persuasive skills in getting the koreans to denuclearise. so it was a rueful donald trump who appeared at his news conference. they were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for that. i suggested there might be another explanation. mr president, do you think it was premature to have held the summit when all these things had not been tied down? in the white house schedule last night it said signing agreement today, and i wonder whether, as a follow up question, whether you could sketch out what the next few months look like. thank you.
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you always have to be prepared to walk. i could have signed an agreement today and then you people would have said what a terrible deal, what a terrible thing he did. you have to be prepared to walk, and, you know, there was a potential we could have signed something today. i could have 100% signed something today. we actually had papers ready to be signed. the one thing that wasn't fast was kimjong—un's 60 hours on an train getting here from pyongyang, regular cigarette breaks on the way. surely he had been hoping for more? and donald trump hadn't travelled half way round the world to return back to the us empty—handed. but he is. jon sopel, bbc news, hanoi. on his way back from hanoi, president trump stopped in alaska to visit american troops. during the speech he thanked them for their service and announced forces had reta ken 100% of the territory once held by islamic state militants. we just two crore of, you kept
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hearing 90%, 92%, the caliphate in syria. now it is 100%. 100% caliphate. this is not the first time mr trump has made such claims. in december he tweeted that is had been defeated, and used that as a justification to propose pulling us troops out of syria. meanwhile, kurdish forces say they have surrounded the remaining islamic state fighters in a tiny patch of territory at baghuz, in south—east syria, and are a week away from claiming victory. 0ur middle east correspondent quentin sommerville reports. out of the darkness and into the light. the islamic state group makes a slow and miserable surrender, carrying everything they own. these are the last of the true believers. and now their orders are to submit to their enemies, the kurds. many of their husbands are still inside their baghuz holdout. even the children are searched.
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young and old, they are dazed by defeat. a group that showed no mercy now pleads for it. "a lot of children died in airstrikes. a lot of men and old people, too. you are human. we are human as well. do you not feel my pain, brother?" thousands have arrived this week. some, barefoot and lost. and in the cold desert light, injured male fighters surrender. the truth dawns on them. their caliphate is dead. abuba kar al—ansari tells me if we had met only a week ago, is would have killed me. why did you get out now? he says, "because there is no islamic state left. it collapsed".
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free now, these yazidi boys were kept as slaves. is taught them to hate their own kind. but what of the children of is fighters? they don't belong here, either. this family is from russia. this group of indonesian boys gave their names. aysa. erdoan. chamil. they are innocents, but told me they missed is. rahman. the islamic state's victims aren't just among its enemies. they lie among its own, too. they brutalised, traumatised and corrupted their own children, and that hateful ideology will live on long after the caliphate's ended. is wrought chaos here and left a trail of broken families and orphans.
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in a dusty tent, i met 12—year—old hamza from iraq. he can't walk. he stood on a mine. his family, all is, were killed in an air strike. he's all alone. "life inside was good", he says, "but there was less food and water and a lot of heavy fighting." as we leave, he stops me and asks, "what will happen to me?" there is no easy answer. the women and children are sent to displacement camps. more than 80, mostly babies, have died making this journey from baghuz. the men left behind won't go so peacefully. like the caliphate itself, their days are numbered. but even when this is over, they will leave behind a legacy of pain. quentin somerville, bbc news,
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deir ez—zour, syria. andre previn, one of the most distinguished musicians of the past century, has died at the age of 89. he was a conductor, composer and pianist who won 4 oscars and 10 grammies and turned his back on hollywood to pursue his love ofjazz and classical music. tributes to him have been plentiful. they are still appearing every hour on social media. among those writing on social media was the london symphany 0rchestra which andre previn conducted between 1968 and 1979. they said he would be hugely missed and remembered they said he would be hugely missed and remembered with great affection and added: "may he always play all the right notes in the right order". and from the world of tv and film, the actor david schneider referenced that same legendary sketch. he wrote of previn that he was one of the best comic straight man performances ever in one of the most beautiful sketches ever. 0ur arts editor will gompertz looks back at his life.
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music. andre previn was an extraordinary musical polymath who blurred the boundaries between genres. he excelled as a conductor of many of the world's leading orchestras, conjuring from them a thrilling sound. he was a world—class jazz pianist... working with the greats, including ella fitzgerald. and at the start of his career, a hugely successful composer of film scores, including my fair lady... # i could have danced all night # i could have danced all night...#. for which he received one of his four 0scars. good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another television concert by the london symphony orchestra. he was also a tv star, recognising the small screen's potential to broaden the appeal of classical music. well, he was an amazing person,
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a great talent, a wonderful pianist, a wonderful composer. he always pushed you so you could do your very best. andre previn was born in berlin before moving with his family to paris in the late ‘30s to escape the nazis. and then onto america and hollywood. his wit and charm and enthusiasm made him attractive to studios hiring musicians and to women. the film star mia farrow was the third of his five wives. tonight, she tweeted... say hello to mr preview. ah, mr preview, how are you? he achieved celebrity status in 1971 with a now legendary appearance on the morecambe and wise show. you're playing all the wrong notes. laughter. i'm playing all the right notes. but not necessarily
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in the right order. i'll give you that. i'll give you that, sunshine. he was furious when soon—yi, the daughter he'd adopted with mia farrow, married woody allen, previously her mother's boyfriend. "soon—yi does not exist," he said. it was a sour note for a man who loved life, people and music. i'm just very happy that i'm a musician. which branch of music is actually immaterial. i'm just very pleased to be a musician. a wonderful thing to be. earlier i spoke with petroc trelawny from bbc radio 3's breakfast show who gave me an insight into the life of the late andre previn.
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there is no doubt he was one of the great conductors of the 20th century but what made him special was his passion for spreading the world about classical music. he believed it should be available to all and everybody should enjoy the great symphonies and concertos. 25 million people watched the sketch with morecambe and wise. i seem to remember it was done in one take and it was tv gold. a meeting of classical music and popular culture that andre previn epitomised. he had that andre previn epitomised. he had that little bit of showbiz and he could perform and rise to that.|j saw could perform and rise to that.” saw him, i think, the last time he conducted in london, 2011. he was the music director of the london
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symphonic 0rchestra. he could have been a 20—year—old when he picked up the bat on. he was born in berlin, a jewish family. his father saw what was happening and got the family out and then to los angeles. he was on the staff of mgm scoring in arranging the big movie musicals. he won four 0scars. in 1961 he was nominated for three 0scars in a single awards ceremony. if he stayed in hollywood, frankly, we would still be talking about him now but that was not enough for him. he became a jazz performers, he worked with ella fitzgerald. diana shore. he wrote chamber music. he became a conductor in pittsburgh's and most famously with the london symphony
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0rchestra. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers eve pollard, former fleet street editor and laura hughes political correspondent at the financial times, that's coming up after the headlines at 11:30. now it's time for the weather for the week ahead with stav danaos. the weather is all changed after what we had earlier in the week. an all—time uk record high or winter on tuesday 26 of february. yesterday felt more like it should do this time of year. more cloud and breeze around and outbreaks of rain and it fell to significantly cooler. temperatures to fall for the rest of the week and we can. the jet stream is sending a weather system and cooler air across the atlantic to oui’ cooler air across the atlantic to our short. rain through friday night and wet and windy weather. this next
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area of low pressure will bring wet weather to southern parts of the country for sunday. a ridge of high pressure for friday top lots of cloud and one or two showers. rain arriving across northern ireland later on. a few degrees above the average for the time of year. during friday night, this feature will bring a spell of gales and rain, certainly for saturday for this will bea certainly for saturday for this will be a shock to the system. it starts largely dry with good spells of sunshine up and down the country. weekly the wind and cloud will pick up weekly the wind and cloud will pick up and outbreaks of rain, heavy and persistent slowly moving to the east. wind gusts of 60 miles per hour, maybe 70 miles per hour in

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