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downing street says tomorrow's meaningful vote on brexit will go ahead, as the prime ministerfaces the prospect of another defeat in the commons. with brussels saying talks are at deadlock, huge questions remain over the future of brexit and over the future of theresa may's premiership. the stakes are now far too high to assume that she has this under control. time is running out and we cannot afford to stand back and wait. we'll have the latest from westminster on what could be the defining week of the brexit process so far. and the other main stories on the programme this lunchtime. crash investigators say they've found the voice and data recorders from the ethiopian airlines plane which went down yesterday killing 157 people. a 16—year—old boy and a 20—year—old man appear in court in separate hearings, charged with the murder
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in east london ofjodie chesney. the nhs in england changes the way it measures waiting times. a birmingham city fan has pleaded guilty to assaulting aston villa's jack grealish during their match yesterday. we are here live at an attempt to look beyond the troubled place to paint the broader picture of the city of bradford. and coming up on bbc news. maro itoje will miss england's final six nations match against scotland at the weekend. the saracens lock has failed to recoverfrom a knee problem.
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good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. downing street says tomorrow's vote on the prime minister's brexit deal will go ahead although the government has yet to publish precisely what mps will be voting on. talks with the eu appear deadlocked, with a spokesman for the european commission saying today "no further meetings at a political level are scheduled." the government has said if they are defeated tomorrow there would be further votes on leaving without a deal and on delaying brexit. and there's renewed speculation about whether mrs may could remain in downing street if her brexit plans are thrown out again. our political correspondent, iain watson, has this report. less tha n less than three weeks before we are due to leave the eu, and instead of a deal, there's deadlock. the prime minister is on her way to downing street not to brussels. mps were due to vote on who are deal tomorrow but
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as things stand it hasn't really changed. leaving leave campaigners to say it's a defeat and some are signalling the doubts of the vote will go ahead. if you ask pretty much the same question you get pretty much the same answer. i think the government to realise that. so i would say there's a 50—50 chance. the question is what happens next. this labour mp has been trying to open some conservatives to delay brexit and get the prime minister to erase her red lines and negotiations. nothing has changed. nothing has changed. now maybe she still has a cunning plan but the sta kes still has a cunning plan but the stakes are now far too high to assume that she has this under control. time is running out. and we cannot afford to stand back and wait. facing defeat on her unchained deal is the talk of westminster and the primal that might offer mps a different type of vote. she may well put forward the type of revised deal
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that she'd like to get from brussels, just to prove to the eu that there is a parliamentary majority but her critics say this isn't so much putting the ball back in brussels' court, but clicking it further down an awfully short road. so, subsequent extensions of brexit could be delayed. but some of theresa may's ministers are pushing for no deal to be definitively ruled out. there has to be a vote on no deal, there has to be the consensus of parliament taken on what the position is on the no deal and i'd be consistent with that to say we do damage our be consistent with that to say we do damage oui’ economy, be consistent with that to say we do damage our economy, our security. labours leadership to say to avoid no deal there should be the option of giving the decision back to the people. this week i think the agreed across the party, and even the peoples vote campaign is said we had to use this week to kill off the no deal and then we can move on. i would discuss a realistic deal or
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going back to the people. against this backdrop, questions to be most of the prime ministers future. this conservative mp says she should go. not yet. a panicked change of leader now would solve nothing. we've got to get this through and i hope people will recognise that. vote for the deal and then we can change. how and when we leave the eu may not be definitively settled this week. even though brexit is due to take place before the end of the month. ian watson, bbc news, westminster. our assistant political editor, norman smith, is with me. where on earth are we now? very good question. sometimes covering brexit you feel a bit like you are hacking your way through an amazonian ra i nfo rest. your way through an amazonian rainforest. you don't know if you're any further forward, you rainforest. you don't know if you're any furtherforward, you can't rainforest. you don't know if you're any further forward, you can't see where you are going and you fear you are going round and round in circles. be that as it may, what we've been told by number ten is, yes, there will be a meaningful vote tomorrow. as of last night the assumption was that would be on mrs
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may's deal, given the deadlock in the negotiations, the fact mrs may seems to be heading to another resounding defeat, there has been widespread speculation this morning that mrs may might bolt on to a vote on her deal, a sort of wish list of the kind of concessions she wants from the eu. yes, mps could back about, why wouldn't they back these sorts of concessions? and it would also tell you what parliament is willing to approve. the downside is it will almost certainly provoke the sort of thermonuclear reaction among her mps sort of thermonuclear reaction among hermps and sort of thermonuclear reaction among her mps and opponents in parliament because they will feel they have been misled, led up the garden path by mrs may. the speaker will probably bellow, the eu have already said you can list what you want, doesn't mean you will get it and it will reignite the demands of those mps who want parliament to take back control of the process. the problem they have is they are now really
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running out of time and it's questionable whether there is now enough time left to get that sort of legislation through. which means, blu ntly, legislation through. which means, bluntly, next week we could be in a position where mrs may again can turn round to mps and same, guys, it's my deal or no deal. norman, thank you very much. so let's take a closer look at what mps might vote on this week. our reality check correspondent, chris morris, has this assessment of the parliamentary timetable and what it might mean for brexit. so let's take a closer look at what mps might vote on this week. so unless and until something changes, here's what we are expecting this week. another meaningful vote on the deal theresa may's agreed with the eu. that's on the withdrawn agreement and the accompanying political declaration on the future relationship. now if it passes, which is looking unlikely, well, it would have to turned into legislation. it would also have to get through parliament. if that happens, it will mean the uk would leave the eu with a deal. will that happen on time by march 29? the timing is now incredible tight, which means a short technical extension could well be needed
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if the eu agreed to get that deal over the line. but back to the beginning, if the government fails to win the meaningful vote, then we are expecting a vote on whether mps want to leave with no deal. if they say yes, we do, well, that's what would happen. but it's pretty clear there's no majority in the house of commons for no deal. so that would take us to the next vote promised by the government on extending article 50 and delaying brexit. if that also failed to pass, well, the default position is again down there, we leave on march 29th with no deal in place. but if mps vote in favour of a delay, there are probably two options. could there be a third meaningful vote with the government hoping to win over wavering brexiteers? maybe. and if it passed, again, we'd need new legislation and then at some stage the uk would leave with a withdrawal deal in place. but if a third meaningful vote failed or if there simply wasn't
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one, then we end up here, the uk seeking a brexit delay, which would mean it wouldn't leave the eu on march 29th. big questions follow from that, of course. number one, with the eu agree to that delay? number one, will the eu agree to that delay? they certainly would want to know what an extension of article 50 was for. and number two, how long an extension could last. a short one wouldn't make a huge amount of difference. a longer one, perhaps as long as 21 months, would raise huge political issues on all sides. that was christopher morris. that's all for now here from westminster. back to reeta in the studio. simon, thank you. china and ethiopia have grounded all boeings 737 max—8 aircraft after yesterday's crash near addis ababa. all 157 people on board the flight to nairobi were killed, including seven british nationals. it was the second crash involving a max—8 in the last five months. ethiopian airlines says two flight
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recorders have been recovered from the crash site. richard lister has the latest. it was a new plane with an experienced pilot in good conditions. but minutes after take—off, ethiopian airlines flight 302 plunged into this farmland, killing everyone on board. the fact there is so little of it left a suggested fell almost vertically at great speed. from above, the crash site appears contained, dominated by a single crater. climb and descent but particularly climb are the most critical phases of flight. that's just an industry standard across the board for all aircraft. so anything that goes wrong in those stages is going to be more potentially, carry more consequences, worst case scenario catastrophic. it's the second time this type of aircraft has crashed in five months. this is
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a wreckage from a lion air 737 max—8 in indonesia last october. it also came down minutes after take—off. the initial crash report focused on maintenance, faulty sensor and the anti—stall system. the question for investigators is whether these two accidents may be linked. the victims came from 35 countries, seven were british. among them sarah alfred, powell expertly was heading to a un conference in nairobi. joanne toole, an environmental campaigner, was going to the same event. it'sjust tragic she couldn't achieve more. she is very well known in her own line of business. we've had many tributes already already pay to her. around the world, airlines with these aircraft are taking stock. like ethiopian airlines, china is grounded those in its fleets. there
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are only a few in use in the uk. the anglo german company has 15 but says all its aircraft are safe to fly. at the crisis side, the authority said today they had found a black box data recorder from flight 302. airlines and passengers will be hoping it can explain this disaster. richard lister, bbc news. our correspondent, theo leggett is here. serious questions being asked about the safety of this boeing model? absolutely, because these were two brand—new aircraft. the one that went down off indonesia in october and this tragic accident. the boeing 737 max—8 is one of a fleet of aircraft designed to replace boeing 737s. heavily re—engineered model with new engines, new aerodynamics, and new control systems. there are only a few hundred of them in operation at the moment but there are more than 5000 ordered. so it is
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extremely serious if there is found to be some kind of common fault. now we know from preliminary reports roughly what happened to the lion aircraft. that was where a safety system didn't work properly because of problems with sensors on—board the aircraft. but that should have been sorted by now. should be able to have a way round it. there are superficial similarities between that accident and the ethiopian aircraft but until the investigation has been carried out we won't know if they are in fact related, so there is this question hanging over there is this question hanging over the 737 max—8, one of the most modern aircraft in circulation today. 0k, thank you. it's been revealed this lunchtime that the nhs in england wants to change the way it measures waiting times, including the four hour target for accident and emergency units, and 18 weeks for elective operations. let's go live now to our health editor hugh pym, who's at the chelsea and westminster hospital in london for us now. tell us more.
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well, reeta, nhs england in the last hour has announced a really big shake—up of its targets. they are designed to give patients a assurance that they will get treatment in a timely fashion, covering cancer ca re, treatment in a timely fashion, covering cancer care, routine surgery covering cancer care, routine surgery and amd. there will be new targets introduced, benchmarks for mental health as well. attention will focus on the four hour a&e target, 95% of patients being assessed in that four hours. it has been missed for quite awhile. what nhs england say is that it hasn't kept up with developments in medicine. with people coming into amd through different pathways, minor injury centres and care centres, is one of the front door of a&e, so they want to bring something on which measures back a hospitals response to urgent cases, strokes and sepsis and so on, and also more minor injuries, so they are proposing pilot schemes to test
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that. in the next few months. here is how nhs england's professor stephen powys, unveiled the changes to mea stephen powys, unveiled the changes to me a short while ago. we want them to absolutely be focused on the sickest patients because that's what the public tell us they are most concerned about, we want them to absolutely be focused on the sickest patients so getting quick and a high standard of treatment, which is delivered every day across our accident and emergency so getting quick and a high standard of treatment, which is delivered every day across our accident and emergency so getting quick and a high standard of treatment, departments for patients who may have a stroke, who may have a heart attack, who may come in with sepsis. that is really important because starting treatment quickly can be the difference between life and death. that was nhs england macca boss professor stephen powys explaining how some of the a&e changes lie might work. the pilot schemes will be rolled out over the summer and if seen be rolled out over the summer and if seen to be successful, nhs england will say to ministers, this is the way to go. we want the four hour a&e
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target replaced with something different. this hasjust been announced, but is there any reaction to this? well, in the run-up to this announcement over the last few weeks, there was speculation the royal college of emergency medicine representing a&e doctors, came out and said they were concerned about this. they say the 95% for our target at a&e may be old, going back 15 years, but everyone understands it. hospitals use it as a way of trying to improve the flow from a&e through the hospital, and changing it, they say, could cause confusion and will result in less good patient care. it could well be controversial politically, as well, with nhs england may be being accused of shifting the goalposts because they are avoiding hitting targets or haven't hit targets for the last couple of years, and it will be a difficult decision for ministers, but emergency medicine doctors say they will engage with this process
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to see if these pilot schemes actually come up with something that is better overall for patients and getting them seen in a more timely fashion. thank you. a 16—year—old boy has appeared before magistrates in east london, charged with the murder of 17—year—old jodie chesney, who was stabbed to death in a park while listening to music with her friends. both he and a 20—year—old man, manuel petrovic, are due to go on trial in the autumn. let's cross now to daniela relph, who's outside barkingside magistrates' court in east london for us. what was said in court this morning? yes, a 16—year—old appeared in court here within the past hour. we can't name him because of his age. he spokejust to name him because of his age. he spoke just to confirm his name him because of his age. he spokejust to confirm his name name him because of his age. he spoke just to confirm his name and his address. he was asked how old he was, he told the court he was 16 yea rs was, he told the court he was 16 years old. and he was extremely tearful. he was crying in the dark,
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something that the magistrate recognised, saying that he could see he is upset. he is charged with murdering jodie chesney and harold hill on march the 1st, he has now been remanded in custody to what the court was told was an appropriate youth detention centre. he will be backin youth detention centre. he will be back in court tomorrow but this time, at the old bailey. he is the second person to be charged with the murder ofjodie chesney and this is very much an ongoing inquiry. the metropolitan police say that for other people have been arrested. one on suspicion of murder and three others on suspicion of assisting an offender. thank you. the time is 13:18. our top story this lunchtime. downing street says tomorrow's ‘meaningful vote' on brexit will go ahead — as the prime minister faces the prospect of a defeat in the commons. and still to come...how two towns are trying different strategies
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to tempt shoppers back onto the high street. coming up on bbc news... ronnie "the rocket" o'sullivan becomes the first player to make 1,000 century breaks in professional snooker, as he seals the player's championship title, beating neil robertson in preston. this week, the bbc is giving the audience the chance to shape our coverage. each day, we're going to be in bradford taking an in—depth look at the city, and asking people about the stories that matter to them. those stories will then feature across our output, on tv, radio and online, as part of "we are bradford" week. our correspondent, david sillito, is there. david. well, as you can see, the bending says it all. this is effectively a tent inside a shopping centre, but what it it is an idea that began with a conversation with the nearby national science and media museum and they have an exhibition asking a
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question. places such as bradford get lots of negative coverage, but is that a fair betrayal? which got us is that a fair betrayal? which got us thinking, so we have essentially brought up the whole newsroom to be here for the next week and we are beginning lots of conversations with people, asking, what sort of stories do they want us to be showing to give perhaps a broader picture of bradford? when i see bradford on the news, i often see poverty. crime. all the grooming gangs, the rape. it's never anything to do with our achievements. hi, my name's rosemary. my name'sjosh... this is we are bradford and it began with a meeting at city hall. the bbc‘s editorial director and a group of young people talking about the news and bradford. there's hundreds of people in this city who have incredibly positive stories to tell. there are so many things that have changed my life in bradford that i wouldn't have been able to do in london. i'm not moving out for uni, i'm staying in bradford. i'm going to show these
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people what i'm made of. bells toll. and this is just the start of the conversations. coinciding with an exhibition on the topic at the city's science and media museum, bbc news is setting up shop in bradford, to try a new approach to news. so, what's happening is that the bbc is bringing its resources here to help local people tell their own stories. this isn't about sugarcoating the truth, or being a pr exercise for the city, it's simply an attempt to paint a broader and perhaps a fairer picture of bradford. are you from bradford? where are you from? london. this is sabbiyah, and she's part of the bbc team that's here in bradford. oh, high—five! when you think of bradford in the news, what do you think? we are doing a project called bbc we are bradford. we're shifting the news narrative, you know. we want to make sure people from bradford get to tell their own stories. i love the diversity. 0k. i love how there's so many different cultures in bradford. the buildings, the music, some
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overlooked part of bradford life — whatever people come up with is what we are bradford will be. so there it is. we are bradford. the people have gathered and they are coming forward with their ideas and we have had hundreds already this morning. our film—makers are we have had hundreds already this morning. ourfilm—makers are here and you will begin to see, as the week goes on, the fruits of this conversation of their labours. david, many thanks. a 27—year—old man has pleaded guilty to assaulting the aston villa footballerjack grealish. the player was attacked during a championship game against birmingham city yesterday. the incident has provoked renewed debate over how best to deal with pitch invaders at football games, as our sports correspondent, richard conway, reports. a weekend of football marred by violence and angry confrontations. on sunday, aston villa's jack grealish was attacked by a birmingham supporter during a heated local derby.
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manchester united's chris smalling was shoved during his team's match against arsenal. and the weekend started with rangers captain james tavernier being grabbed by a hibs fan who had evaded stewards. it has led to calls for strong sanctions to now be applied amidst fears players' lives could now be at risk. someone's going to get hurt, either a player or an official. if they do not stamp this out now, they have to come down heavy, then someone will get hurt in future. they have to do it, i don't see them having a choice other than the strongest possible points deduction and playing games behind closed doors. the sports minister mims davis has also expressed her concerns, saying, "the incidents that happened over the weekend were a disgrace, it is right that they are investigated immediately and strong action is taken by the football authorities and clubs. " perhaps what is more worrying
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for those authorities is a seemingly growing trend of disorder this season which has seen chelsea suspend four people after allegedly racially abusing manchester city's raheem sterling. england and chelsea player karen carney receiving rape and death threats on social media, and a tottenham fan being handed a four—year football ban and fined, after admitting throwing a banana skin at arsenal striker pierre—emerick aubameyang. supporters associations are, however, warning against any knee jerk reaction. football ultimately reflects society and within society u nfortu nately, we reflects society and within society unfortunately, we have idiots, people are inclined to break the law, and with any large event, there is always a risk, no matter how well people prepare for that event, that u nfortu nately people prepare for that event, that unfortunately people are going to do things such as we have seen at the weekend. wedgejust weekend. wedge just absolutely fail me! for being punched, jack grealish replied with perhaps the perfect riposte, by scoring the winning goal for aston villa. but football officials now face serious questions over how they can keep the focus on the game and
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protect the players on the pitch from violence. last month saw the sharpest decline in the number of people visiting shops in the month of february for five years. the british retail consortium says footfall dropped by 2% compared to 2018. changes in the way we shop are forcing local communities to rethink how they attract people to the high street. our consumer affairs correspondent, colletta smith, has been to two towns to see how they're fighting back. this used to be a bhs. it's pretty hard to tell now, but removing the floor has turned the men's department into a sponge pit. they're doing things differently in doncaster. nine years ago, the council was in trouble and a new team was drafted in to sort out the town's problems. top of the list was a failing high street. the town centre was struggling.
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we have less than half of the office space that's typically in a town centre to others, double the amount of retail space that's different to others, and a vacancy rate that was double what was happening in the uk. so the council spent £50 million on a new cinema, a new theatre, and transforming the old wool market, which is due to open in the next few days. we're a work in progress and we've still got masses of challenges, i'm not going to lie about that, but what we're not doing is sticking our head in the sand, being an ostrich. we're not saying it's somebody else's job. we are cracking on and making the change we want to see. but on the other side of the peak district, in the town of leek, in staffordshire, they think it should be businesses who take charge of high street regeneration. councils are top—down. .. so this is about coming and going, and people sit back and go, right, go on, then. and then when it's all finished, they go, what have you got for me now? so this is about going, it's up to you to do it,
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and it's up to you to get off your backsides and start working together, start doing things for yourself. chris runs a campaign called totally locally. it's designed to get businesses meeting and working together and encouraging residents to spend a fiver a week in local shops. it used to be called bleak leek and it's not any more. i'm really proud of you. yeah. the surprise success has been the totally locally burger. meat, bread and veg, all sourced from the high street and on sale in the pub for a fiver. this one item on our menu is worth — in buying ingredients on the high street — {300—400, going straight back into derby street. oh, it's brilliant in leek. i mean, everybody‘s friends, all the business owners work together to create a critical mass of everybody coming into the town and, you know, we'rejust all mates, aren't we? it's really good. the businesses here are showing that a lot can be done to transform the town, without a big bill for the council.
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and although it's a very different approach to the work in doncaster, both places are racing to the challenge of pulling shoppers back into town centres. colletta smith, bbc news. well, with the outcome of brexit negotiations still uncertain, our environment correspondent, claire marshall, has been trying to find out what impact brexit could have on uk producers. she's been speaking to a lamb farmer, a cheese maker and a brewer, to get their take on what it might hold. ona on a hillside near bath is the flock of kevin harrison. his life and existence here are intertwined with europe. the national farmers union has warned that no deal would decimate farmers like him.|j has warned that no deal would decimate farmers like him. i have some big worries at the moment, i mean, one of them is the uncertainty. the thought of actually crashing into a no deal brexit could be devastating for the whole sheep industry, not just our be devastating for the whole sheep industry, notjust our business, because 35% of our exports go to europe. and without those exports,
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we would be in a bit of a model. we went to another business, part of the soul of the west country, where they make traditional cheddar cheese. 11,500 tonnes of it a year. they are trying to plan ahead, but it is tough. they fear what the trade agreements will look like if a deal is not done. wta tariffs on derry products could be 42%, so that would make quite a difference to which countries would still want to buy products when we have to increase products by that sort of level, so that is a level of concern. and we have currently got customers who are buying product from us under european trade agreements, who are considering making contingency plans to replace that supply if no decision is made quickly, because they need to secure products for their customers in those third countries.
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and finally, we travel to a brewery in rural somerset. what is actually going on in that machine? andrew cooper has invested heavily in his business, this new machine can process £6,000 an hour. he now sells his fear in almost 30 countries. he voted remain but he does see some opportunities. we are light on our feet, we find solutions to problems, that is kind of what you have to do, and we will, but it will take away. and i am sure there is going to be some great opportunities if and when it goes ahead, but there is definitely going to bea ahead, but there is definitely going to be a period of pain on the way there. so, above all, for those in there. so, above all, for those in the business of hops, along with cheese and chopped, they want things quickly to become clear. claire marshall, bbc news, in the west country. time for a look at the weather. thank you, good afternoon.

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