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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm martine croxall. today at 2. which does clearly point to climate change. new pressure on the transport the british antarctic survey don't secretary as the government's forced want anyone in the base during to pay £33 million to eurotunnel to the coming polar winter. settle a legal claim. it's an unnecessary risk. numbers returning to prison "skyrocket" because of rushed probation reforms, and the base itself should be fine. according to the govenment spending watchdog. two years ago, snow tractors dragged the crowds gather to welcome station away from the the indian fighter pilot, crack to put as much captured by pakistan, distance between it and the who is about to be released. soon to be giant iceberg. making landlords check tenants' halley has a unique design that immigration status is ruled to be incorporates legs and skis, which a breach of human rights. means if any further cracks emerge it would coming up on afternoon live be possible to move the all the sport with hugh — base again very easily. european indoor athletics the major headache has really been about how championships in glasgow to maintain cutting edge science observations of the antarctic while no one's around. good afternoon, our but researchers think main action comes from they have managed to automate the european indoor championships where katarina johnson thompson most of their experiments. is in world record form jonathan amos, bbc news. as she looks to defend her title in the pentathlon. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes.
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we have strong winds coming our way this weekend but today, it's the calm before the storms if you like. quite a lot of cloud around today, but there are a few bright sunny spells poking through, this was the scene in llanberis in north wales. a bit of rain bearing cloud to the west of the uk, what i want to show you missed this area of cloud way out in the western atlantic. this is going to become storm freya and it's going to become storm freya and it's going to become storm freya and it's going to bring strong winds across the british isles as we go through sunday and into the early hours of monday. through the rest of the afternoon it's quite a quiet weather picture. a lot of dry weather too. some rain working into northern ireland late in the day and that will continue to push its way into scotland, england and wales, as we go through the night, clearing through further west so it will become drierfor a time in northern ireland and it's a relatively mild night, temperatures between 4—9dc. as far as the weekend is concerned we have a couple of areas of low pressure moving in, both bringing
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spells of wet and windy weather. there will be some rain at times and gales or even severe gales as well. the first of these low pressure systems come in during saturday forced up although for many as it should be a dry start to the day, it will turn wet and windy particularly across the north—west of the country. a little bit of sunshine around across scotland, england and wales. northern ireland will fairly quickly cloud over with outbreaks of rain, and as the rain continues to push eastwards it will be driven in by increasingly strong winds. the winds could reach around 55—65 miles per hour, maybe even 70 around the most exposed locations in scotland but late into the day and into the first part of the night. into the second half of the weekend, this is storm freya. it's one of these weather systems that will explosively deepen as it runs into the british isles, so pressure falling very rapidly. it will become very windy as well. sunday, we get the rain pushing in first across england and wales. some uncertainty how far north of the band of rain will get. perhaps into scotland we'll see some dry weather and
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sunshine, some blustery showers here and temperatures not doing too badly, for england and wales, 11—13, a bit coolerfor badly, for england and wales, 11—13, a bit cooler for scotland. badly, for england and wales, 11—13, a bit coolerfor scotland. through sunday afternoon, evening and into early monday we'll see the winds really start to pick up. we are expecting winds to gust to 60, 70, maybe 80 miles an hour around the irish sea coast as we go through sunday evening and then it will move inland, gusts easily reaching 60—70 miles an hour, strong enough to bring localised transport disruption. that's all from the bbc news at one. it's goodbye from me. 0n bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon.
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the european indoor championships are under way in glasgow, with great britain's katerina johnson—thompson amongst the early competitors. she's defending her title in the pentathlon and has started really well, finishing second in the 60 metres hurdles, and going one better in the highjump clearing one metre 96, just short of her personal best. britain's niamh emerson's also going well in the pentathalon, she finished second in the highjump. she's currently third in the standings. johnson—thompson leads after a lifetime best in the shot put. elsewhere, eilidh doyle has qualified for the semi finals of the 400 metres. she was one of the fastest losers afterfinishing third in her heat. these are our live pictures from bbc two and the bbc sport website. gb‘s laura muir races in the final of the 3,000 mteres later on this evening. we don't know yet if manchester united interim manager
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0le gunnar solskjaer will still be at the club next season but he is already making plans for its future. he's heaped praise on goalkeeper david de gea who's contract expires next summer, reminding the spaniard of the support they gave him during his difficult early years at the club. however, injured club captain antonio valencia looks set to leave the club soon with a contract extension deadline about to expire. i am not sure if man united and antonio will agree on the next year, it depends if he gets back on the pitch in the next few months. antonio is their captain, and a great servant to the club. hopefully i can get him on the pitch so you can show what you can do. cardiff city have been accused of "abandoning" emiliano sala before the footballer died in a plane crash. sala and pilot david ibbotson came down in the english channel, in january. former football agent willie mckay booked the flight for sala. he sayscardiff, left
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sala to arrange his own travel, an accusation the club "strongly reject." he wasn't abandoned to do his travel arrangements himself, nobody in cardiff seem to be doing anything. it was a bit embarrassing. to buy a player at that cost and then to leave him in a hotel himself trying to go on the computer and look for a flight. scotland women are playing canada in the algarve cup. the score is still goalless. canada are ranked numberfive in the world, a full 15 places above.
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you can watch it live now via the bbc sport website and app. laura kenny has pulled out of the world track cycling championships because of illness. she was supposed to be competing in the omnium today and will be replaced by katie archibald. they were both part of the british team who took silver in the women's team pursuit in poland. they were just edged out by australia in the final missing out by two—tenths of a second. there was silver, too, for the british men. they also lost out to an australian team that broke the world record on their way to gold in the team pursuit. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. thank you. five metropolitan police officers have been cleared of misconduct over the arrest and detention of sean rigg who died in a south london police station in 2008. the five officers were accused of a string of failings that led
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to the death of the ao—year—old who had schizophrenia. a misconduct hearing concluded that none of the allegations could be proved. sean's sister marcia rigg has been giving the family's reaction to today's ruling. the inquestjury in 2012 gave the truth of what happened to sean rigg on the 21st of august 2008. that he died of a cardiac arrest, partial positional asphyxiation. today's decision by the panel is the wrong decision. and my question is, if the officers apparently did the right thing, why, why is he dead? i thought this system fairand square, the judicial system. but the system is not there for the people. they are there to protect themselves.
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for, as far as i am concerned, the truth is out, and i, because i brought this case so long, into 2019, i and my family are the winners of this case. a man has been sentenced to eight and half years in prison for the manslaughter of his former girlfriend at a music festival in dorset last summer. musician ceon broughton supplied louella fletcher—michie — who's the daughter of holby city actorjohn michie — with the class a drug 2cp. the 24—year—old was found dead near the bestival site last september. 0ur correspondent has been at winchester crown court and gave us this update. a really emotional morning here. the court was silent, and somejury members who had returned for sentencing were clearly upset, some crying. they listened to the family stand up
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in court to talk about the impact of her death. they questioned why her boyfriend ceon broughton had not done more to get medical help for her after she became seriously ill when he had supplied her with what he called a bumped up dose of the hallucinogenic drug 2cp. he had watched her as the drugs took hold and photographed andedfilms her as she became agitated, irrational and aggressive. he ignored pleas from the family over the phone for him to get her medical help. john michie who is well known as an actor told the court this morning, i wake up every morning to face life starting again without louella, our daughter, our sister, ourfriend, our family now broken. he said, i go to bed every night with the trauma of the image of her crying out to her mum and dad, her brother and sister, to help.
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he said there was only one person who could have helped. her mother said, on the outside, we look much the same as before, but inside, our hearts had been ripped out, trampled on and stuffed back clearly emotional words. the emotion in court was very raw. before sentencing, broughton through his barrister, said he was sorry he had not tried harder to save louella and sorry for the suffering you had caused. louella's mother said the family did not think he was evil, just stupid and selfish and had lied. for the charges of manslaughter and supplying drugs, thejudge sentenced ceon broughton to eight and a half years in jail, half of which he will serve behind bars, the remainder under licence. a woman who carried an artificial heart in a rucksack after her own was removed, has died from transplant
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complications. rebecca henderson, from 0xfordshire, was one of only two people in the uk who'd been using the ground—breaking technology of using an artificial heart outside her body, while waiting for a transplant. she was given the green light to receive a donor organ after scans showed she had been free of cancer for a year. but her relatives say she died on wednesday, surrounded by family and friends. new figures from public health england reveal there were almost 1,000 measles cases in england in 2018, compared to 259 in the year before. there's been a steady decline in childhood vaccination rates since 2012. public health england has said that there 5 a danger of a large measles epidemic if rates continue to go down. families in england will find out today whether their children have got into their preferred choice of secondary school. teaching unions have warned that increasing numbers could face disappointment because of what they describe as the "intense" pressure for places.
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the schools minister nick gibb says an extra 825,000 places have been created since 2010 to keep up with demand. salisbury is to be declared decontaminated of novichok after almost a year—long military clean—up following the sergei skripal poisoning. the former russian spy‘s house and 11 other potentially infected sites are expected to be ruled safe on friday. military teams have spent 13,000 hours on the clean—up after mr skripal and his daughter yulia were targeted with the nerve agent in march last year, which left them seriously ill. in a moment, we'll have all the business news. but first, the headlines on bbc news. transport secretary chris grayling is under pressure after the government is forced to pay £33 million to eurotunnel to settle a lawsuit over its brexit plans.
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crowds gather to welcome the indian fighter pilot captured by pakistan, who is about to be released. social media firms are urged to do more to tackle child grooming, after 5,000 online offences were recorded injust 18 months. now, for the business news. the women's fashion chain lk bennett is in 11th—hour talks to save the business, but has admitted that it has lined up administrators to wind down the company. it has around 200 stores and concessions worldwide, 41 in the uk. the duchess of cambridge is a customer. the electric car maker tesla is planning to close all of its dealerships and focus solely on selling online as it tries to cut costs. it's part of a new financial plan to make the company profitable. tesla will also cut the price of its cheapest car, the model 3 to make it accessible to more buyers.
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the clothes retailer gap is to close 230 stores mostly in north america and sell off one of its more successful brands to try to revitalise the company. sales at gap have been in decline for several years, but there's been a better performance at old navy which will become a stand—alone company. britain's biggest retail bank lloyds banking group has come under fire for new overdraft fees which — it's claimed — fly in the face of new rules on clarity and transparency. mps on the treasury select committee have criticised the bank, which trades as lloyds, bank of scotland and halifax, for changes which will raise fees for anyone borrowing less than £4,000. lloyds says it's committed to making it easierfor customers to understand the costs of borrowing and will reflect carefully on the points that have been made. personal finance expert
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iona bainjoins me now. are they complex? 0verdraft charges have long been regarded as being a very expensive way to borrow, and difficult to compare because every bank has a different way of charging. some will have an interest rate, some will charge a certain amount every day, some like lloyds will have a tiered system. if this charges 1p for every £6 you borrow up charges 1p for every £6 you borrow up to charges 1p for every £6 you borrow uptoa charges 1p for every £6 you borrow up to a certain amount, then over that it up to a certain amount, then over thatitis up to a certain amount, then over that it is 1p for every £7 you borrow, you can see why you can lose track. it becomes very expensive, if you are borrowing up to £1250, for example. nicky morgan has pointed out customers borrowing up to £4,000 will be worse off under the new system. lloyds has said it is a form
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of tough love in people to pay off their overdrafts. many will have to dip into their overdrafts and we need clearer charges that can be easily compared, to encourage competition. this is what will probably be recommended. why is it that a bank does it? do they want to screw every last penny out of their customer? 0r screw every last penny out of their customer? or is it the way their administration works, it is better for them? 0verd rafts are a for them? 0verdrafts are a big money spinner. we have a culture of free banking, which means banks need other ways of making money from us. one reason why overd rafts are an making money from us. one reason why overdrafts are an important aspect of the business. there will be changes down the track. lloyds has stuck to this new system for now,
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the recommendation will probably be a flat interest rate regardless of how much you borrow, whether it is £20 or 200, how much you borrow, whether it is £20 or200, in how much you borrow, whether it is £20 or 200, in future, you should only pay one interest rate. thank you very much indeed. a look at some other stories now. a closely watched survey of factory managers says thatjobs are being lost at a rate not seen for six years. the so—called pmi index also says that without certainty about our trading relationship with the eu after the end of this month, optimism about the future is at its lowest since 2016, and raw materials are being stockpiled at record levels. bookmaker william hill has reported a £721 million loss before tax in 2018. a big factor was the revaluation of its uk network of betting shops which will soon be covered by a £2 maximum bet on lucrative fixed—odds betting terminals. chinese tech giant huawei has sought
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to repair its image in the us through a full—page advert in the wall streetjournal, which says: "don't believe everything you hear." in an open letter, executive catherine chen invited us media to visit the firm to clear up "misunderstandings" created by the us government. the us has been pressuring its allies to shun huawei equipment on the grounds of national security. that's all the business news. today, as part of a day of special coverage across the bbc, we ve recruited panel of audience members with a range of views to help shape the bbc‘s brexit coverage. earlier today, the news channel joined forces with bbc 5 live for a special your call hosted by nicky campbell. viewers and listeners called in with a range of questions about brexit, and what it will mean for them. let's have a listen to one of those calls. catherine, you kick us off, and anyone else can respond to you if they want to pick up.
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i really want to talk specifically about the nhs and the effect of brexit. i have a chronic health condition and rely on the nhs. many of my family have had their lives saved by the nhs. whether you voted to leave or remain, that is one thing we can unite on, we have to protect our nhs. many leavers believed in the £350 million per week for the nhs, including my mother who voted leave. she is furious now, at 84, she is very angry. what we know now is brexit, in any form, is already wrecking the nhs. paying millions of pounds more for imported nhs drugs. can i ask about your mother. she believed the promises on that particular side of the debate. did you have lively conversations
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with her before the referendum? before the referendum, i was 60% remain, because the eu, we need to reform it, there are bad things about the eu. the conversations were evenhanded. six months after the event, the penny dropped with my mum. the nhs has saved my life three times. she is desperate to get more money for them. she rang me up, she said, when the nhs is buying supplies from abroad, it is costing millions of pounds more a week. nobody said anything about that. the lancet this week has come out with a report saying any brexit will have an effect on the market, there will be a reduction in the economy. that means there will be a reduction
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in tax revenues to pay for our nhs. a number of points there, we have chris morris, our fact checker. the love in our nation for the nhs is inestimable. what are the implications of brexit potentially, for funding, and for staffing? overall, slogans written on the side of buses is a red herring. any government after brexit can decide how much money it wants to spend on the nhs. everyone seems to say yes, we should spend more, on the conservative side and labour. it depends on the overall size of the economy as the caller suggested. what is brexit going to do to the size of the economy? economic forecasts can be controversial but the official forecast from inside government is they believe over a 15—year period, deal or no—deal,
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the economy will be smaller than it would have been if we had stayed in the eu. maybe you can spend more of it still on the nhs. if you do that, and have less money to go around, you will be spending less on other areas. finance is a political decision, you can only spend the money you have got. staffing is a big concern within the nhs, nurses and doctors from other eu countries, at the moment, they can come easily because of free movement of people. if that ends, there will be staff shortages. already the nhs is reporting fewer nurse applications from other countries because people feel maybe the referendum was a sign that this isn't the best place for us to work, let's go to other countries instead. the irish backstop is proving to be one of the thorniest issues in trying to reach a deal
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with the eu, as the uk looks to create a withdrawal agreement that will win approval by parliament. mps have backed seeking "alternative arrangements" to theresa may's brexit backstop plan. 0ur reality check correspondent chris morris takes a look at why its causing such a problem. you may have heard about the backstop. it's a baseball term. so, what does it have to do with brexit? think in terms of a safety net, and you get the general idea. the backstop is key to talks over the future of the irish border after brexit. why? because this line between the irish republic and northern ireland will be the only land border between the uk and
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the european union. and that matters for trade because, in theory, there should be checks on stuff crossing the border after brexit. but no one wants new inspections at the border. they'd bring back memories of 30 years of conflict in northern ireland, and checkpoints could become a target. so, the uk and the eu hope to agree a trade relationship in the future that keeps the border as open as it is now. but if they can't, or there is a delay, that is where the backstop comes in. it's a legal guarantee to avoid a hard border under all circumstances. the government and the eu have come to an agreement about how it should work. but theresa may's critics are not happy. they say there is no get—out clause to allow the uk to leave the new customs relationship it sets up. the eu says, don't worry, we don't like it either, and it was only designed to be temporary. the government wants to tweak the backstop to get it through parliament. the eu insists renegotiation is not on the menu. so, they are looking for a compromise before time runs out. the eu says the backstop has to be part of the withdrawal agreement which needs to be ratified before brexit is due to happen on march the 29th. without a backstop, there would be
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no brexit deal at all. further coverage about brexit is on the bbc news website at www. bbc.co.uk/brexit. now, it's time for a look at the weather. we have some strong winds on the way this weekend. low pressure is on the way. before then, a quiet afternoon, a few bright spells coming through. 0n the satellite picture, you can see the cloud, rain bearing to the west, then this area of cloud in the western atlantic will bring some strong winds in the latter part of the weekend. this afternoon is quiet. quite cloudy and mild. later
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on we will see rain push into northern ireland, continuing eastwards into scotland, england and wales through the night, clearing away from northern ireland later. temperatures, loads of four celsius, a mild night. at the weekend, it will be quite a windy and wet weekend, with low pressure moving across. the first of these on saturday will swing into the north—west, bringing strong winds, rain pushing in. always heaviest in the north and west. saturday in detail, not a bad start, some dry weather with spells of sunshine. but going downhill for northern ireland with rain moving in, spreading northwards and eastwards. the winds will strengthen, a blustery
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afternoon. up to 70 miles an hour in western scotland. this next system is one which will explosively deepen, the pressure falls rapidly as it moves into england and wales, causing strong winds. wet weather moving in, some uncertainty how far north of the band of rain will get. scotland, the north is dry and bright with blustery showers. in the afternoon, we will see the winds picking up. the met office has issued a weather warning. strong winds affecting these areas. across western coasts, up to 70 miles an hour. 0n across western coasts, up to 70 miles an hour. on sunday evening into monday, those strong winds will blow across england and wales, strong enough to cause localised disruption.
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