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good morning. welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt new zealand prime minister, and naga munchetty. jacinda ardern, has met 0ur headlines today: with community leaders a man accused of carrying out in christchurch, a day after 49 the worst mass shooting people were killed in mosque attack. in new zealand history appears in court, so far charged with —— atttacks. ms adern said that had one count of murder. the suspect not been arrested, he would likely have continued. the people of christchurch mourn the 49 a man has appeared in court worshippers who were in new zealand to be charged killed at two mosques. the country's prime minister with murder over the attacks. brenton tarrant, who's 28, did not enter a plea. further charges are expected to be vows to take action. brought against him. ican i can tell you one thing right now. the police commissioner has 0urgun i can tell you one thing right now. 0ur gun laws will change. reassured locals that there is no known imminent threat of another similar attack, staying in while trying to leave. but say they will remain vigilant. more confusion over brexit — a leaked eu document shows a total of four people were taken that the uk has to take part into custody on friday — in european parliament one of whom was released a short time later. 39 people remain in hospital, some ina 39 people remain in hospital, some in a critical condition. families are waiting for news as the list of the missing grows. syrian refugees are thought to be amongst the dead.
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the jury at the trial of the match commander at the hillsborough disaster, david duckenfield, has been told that the decision to prosecute him is "breathtakingly unfair". his defence barrister made the comments in his closing statement. mr duckenfield, who's 7a, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 supporters, who died in a crush at the football ground in 1989. judith moritz reports. the hillsborough disaster claimed 96 lives and affected many more. today, it was said that it must be one of the most heartbreaking cases ever to come before an english court. david duckenfield is accused of causing the deaths, but his defence say he's been singled out unfairly and held responsible for other people's incompetence. they say the hillsborough stadium was potentially lethal, badly designed and riddled with faults. defending david duckenfield, ben myers qc said, "it's like giving a captain a ship that's already sinking and thenjudging him by how well he's sailing it."
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the jury were shown this photograph of crushing, eight years before the disaster. they heard there was a history of near misses at hillsborough, but nobody had told mr duckenfield about past problems. in 1989, the crush was fatal, when the terraces became dangerously full. this safety barrier collapsed under the pressure. 96 men, women and children lost their lives, the youngest a boy of ten, the oldest a pensioner. ben myers said that no matter how great the jury's sympathy may be for those who've suffered, convicting david duckenfield as a way of expressing it would be very wrong indeed. he said he was being judged by different standards to other people. earlier today, the prosecution said the trial was 30 years late, but it was about david duckenfield's failures, and not those of other people. judith moritz, bbc news, preston.
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it's 5:32am. now on bbc news, it's time for the travel show. hello and welcome to the travel show with me, carmen roberts. we are only three months since 2019 and already we have covered plenty of ground, so this week we're going to take a look back at some of our favourite stories so far this year. if you love movies, this street in la is the place to be. my mask started to fill with water and i started to panic, so i was like... they are really affectionate. hey. imy i my gosh.
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—— oh my gosh. i think ithinki i think i am still recovering from the dragon dance in taiwan. anyway, more of that later on in the show, but first let's kick off by heading to paris, where back in february, crystal got to see how she has taken its toll on one of the city's most iconic buildings. —— the years. notre dame cathedral is the city's most visited monuments, 30 million people walk through its gigantic doors every year, that is twice as many as head to the eiffel tower. the cathedral was damaged in the
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french revolution, many of its figures were defaced that there are sections that still remain from before the revolution and have been reconstructed since, like the last gentleman, on the facade of the cathedral. although successive waves of restoration have maintained the cathedral's main features, some of which date back to the 12th century, maintaining the building is an ongoing challenge. pollution, acid rain and age are now eating up not only its fine details but also this building's actual structure, and it is particularly striking when you go behind the scenes here. a pay at the back of the cathedral, a place that tourists do not usually get to see. notre dame looks so imposing from the street, towering down, this huge structure, but when you get up close, it is amazing to see how much the old girl kind of needs a helping hand. help is what michelle is
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trying to provide. —— michel. his charities launched an appeal that helps private donors to help pay for some of the most urgently needed repairs. you can see here we have parts that were at risk of falling, so we remove parts that were at risk of falling, so we remove them parts that were at risk of falling, so we remove them on parts that were at risk of falling, so we remove them on have stalled them here. if we do not want the cathedral to collapse, we need to prepare all these and all these pinnacles need to be replaced as well. but repairing and preserving mediaeval architecture does not come cheap. the french state actually owns the building and spends up to 4 million euros each year on the cathedral, but that is not enough and a lot more money is needed. it is estimated that it will cost at least 150 million euros to carry out all the essential structural work here, and it is a race against time.
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so how urgent are these reports? ellis they are very urgent because actually, the risk here is a structural risk on the walls of the cathedral, on the building itself. within ten years, we could have the cathedral completely down if we do not do anything. that is incredible. although it is hoped the private funds might help to save notre dame, the country is full of other beautiful, historic buildings that also need help, so the french government is trying out a new way to try and save at risk churches, castles a nd to try and save at risk churches, castles and chateau ‘s. it starts with a trip to the local newsagent. 12 million of these scratch cards are on sale across france, you can win big money and save monuments in one go. at 15 you are, this is not cheaper 10% of the money from this will go to conservation projects. in
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total, almost 270 cycle sites, from ancient monuments to churches and castles, will hopefully benefit from the 16 million euros raised so far. nothing. at least it is for a good cause. france back in february. as the ski season is starting to come to an end in europe, many winter sports destinations are looking at ways to keep us coming back once the snow disappears, as lucy found out when she headed to the french alps. iam here when she headed to the french alps. i am here to try something a little bit different. 0k. yes, that is a mask and regulator. i have been persuaded into ice diving. so once you're inside, we seal everything and you are completely protected by the wetsuit. for this, and you are completely protected by the wetsuit. forthis, i and you are completely protected by the wetsuit. for this, i will be wearing a dry suit. we will put some
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talc inside so the head can go easily into the product. comedic noise it's a girl. it is definitely a complicated process getting ready, which isjust adding complicated process getting ready, which is just adding to complicated process getting ready, which isjust adding to my complicated process getting ready, which is just adding to my nerves. you are sealed. the good news is i cannot feel how cold it is out here, so... cannot feel how cold it is out here, so... the lake i will be diving into is right in the ski village, just a stone's throw from the lifts. bye— bye. stone's throw from the lifts. bye-bye. the more i stare, the more i think bye-bye. the more i stare, the more ithinki bye-bye. the more i stare, the more i think i willjust stick my foot in just to get an idea of how cold it
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is, no they said that i'm not going to feel the cold obviously, i do not wa nt to feel the cold obviously, i do not want my body going to some sort of shock once again into the water. i'm sure will be fine but my mind is currently in overdrive. ijust want to get in now. . you are in? perfect. dan will be staying above the eyes, helping me in another instructor go under. it is not an activity can do as a group, rather one person at a time with an instructor, for safety reasons. then we rotate into the water now. my initial worries are freezing to death quickly melt away. perfect. bye— bye. but it did not quite go to plan and i had to surface. so my mask started to fill with water... and i started
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to fill with water... and i started to panic, so i was like out. after a little reminder about what to do, namely do not panic, i was mentally prepped for another go. i am ready to go back in, i was only down therefore for maybe a minute or so, but it is so pretty down there. just being able to kind of touch all the bubbles under the ice is really cool bubbles under the ice is really cool. 0k. bubbles under the ice is really cool. ok. this time, my mask stayed put, but we decided not to stray too farfrom put, but we decided not to stray too far from the and my confidence returned. it is an otherworldly experience, under the ice, returned. it is an otherworldly experience, underthe ice, cut returned. it is an otherworldly experience, under the ice, cut off from the noise and distractions above and it is surprisingly relaxing. —— ice hole. 0nly towards the end of my toes and fingers start
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to tingle a little bit otherwise, the dry suit really did keep the cold out. for the really daring, it is possible to also the day. probably not for me though, i much prefer having the oxygen tank. if you love movies, this street in la is the place to be, embedded in the walkway, you can see stars from all different genres. mickey mouse, we have bruce willis, we have sandstone, and here to my right we actually have the handprints and footprints of some of the biggest stars around. it is here the dolby theatre where all of the buzz of the 0scars will be happening. —— here at the dolby theatre. and of course, it
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is not the only way you can get close to the movies. around hollywood, its movie legacy is increasingly being recognised and preserved. at the warner brothers studio to hollywood, guides take you to the actual place were so many movies, from casablanca to la la land have been made. it has been yea rs land have been made. it has been years since the mid—19 20s, it has been home to some of the most classic films but also contemporary films, so when this got‘s science—fiction epic blade runner, this is futuristic, dystopian los angeles. this was blade runner, this street? hello yeah, it is right here. it is all about the dressing. we just keep redressing the sets over and over again, it is whatever you wanted to be. butthead across town and building work is well under way for a new museum, set to open next year from the team behind the 0scars, the academy. —— want it to
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be. —— but across the street. they have been busy gathering exhibits that tell the story of the art and also the science of the movies, from cameras to ruby slippers in shirley temple's shoes. so this is definitely a head from alien, but i see a strap underneath to. that is right, so this is a headpiece that would have been worn by the stunt person for the film. —— too. the actor would have been asking how the alien would have looked, so the action in the film they a real reaction to seeing them at the time. it is terrifying. it is a little terrifying. so they came in and they would go to arcades around the country, you put your coin in the slot and then you handcranked the film and inside you would see the motion picture. and is it working right now? you are welcome to try it. here we go, i am ready for the adventure.
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the academy museum of motion pictures claims to be the first movie museum in hollywood that takes a global look at the history of the medium. and while there may be many other types of film museum, this certainly will be the first on the scale. so, it is opening night. the first guest walk—in, have their experience and they leave. what do you hope they say to each other? the first thing is, i hope they understand and talk about film history, because i feel like it is disappearing a little from our memory, and now is the time to really save it, to save the legacy of film for future generations. maybe one of them that is you will be inspired to become a filmmaker of the future themselves. so far this
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year we have brought you stories from over a dozen different countries, and there is plenty more to come through the rest of the year. i know this one was really popular back in january, year. i know this one was really popular back injanuary, when ade went to morocco to meet some new a—legged friends. this meal and donkey refuge lies in the foothills of the atlas mountains, not far from marrakesh. it is where donkeys go to retire. it is also an orphanage and daycare centre for working equines. they are really affectionate! pay! they are really affectionate! pay! the refuge centre was established by british couple susan machin and charles hantin ten years ago. they came to morocco to retire. we lived in our villa came to morocco to retire. we lived in ourvilla and came to morocco to retire. we lived in our villa and we didn't know what we we re in our villa and we didn't know what we were going to do. and then over a period of a few months, a few donkeys came for shelter and i became very interested in them. so
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we re became very interested in them. so were you donkey fans before you came here? no, i said we were lawyers. well, you could be a lawyer and loved donkeys. no, we didn't have time to donkeys. tell me, how did visitors find out about this place? social media. that's good old thing. that's good old thing. what tourists say is, they have stayed in marrakesh, they love morocco, at what upsets the misleading the donkeys working. westerners are not used to seeing donkeys working any more. they take a few about morocco that morocco is cruel to its animals, which is true. morocco still uses working animals, but didn't know what to do with them at the end of their life. they come here. the couple are using their pensions to run the place. they do not charge an entrance fee and guest isa not charge an entrance fee and guest is a free to roam and play with the animals. —— guests are free. it is
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feeding time for the donkeys and they are chowing down, they were a bit hangry for. i suppose after the ha rd life bit hangry for. i suppose after the hard life that these donkeys have led, this is probably a really nice respite. well, we can finish our look back at the year so far on the travel show without remembering a couple of the challenges we took on. ina couple of the challenges we took on. in a moment will relive my not have a polished performance when ijoined a polished performance when ijoined a dragon dance troupe in taiwan in january. but first, here is chris dictate in part in a chilly sauna challenge in latvia. better heard than me. this little town is very quiet today, but that is all set to change when tomorrow morning, this place becomes a staging area or the madcap, high—energy and very, very chilly european sauna marathon. the
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clock is ticking, got to go! so, we need to visit all the saunas. they are marked with blue dots. 19 of them. a long day had! first stop, a traditional smoke sauna. in here, in here, you have to register. registered! 0k. here, you have to register. registered! ok. i don't quite know the sauna to quit. i think i am just going to throw myself in there. —— ettiquette. each team must spend a minimum of three minutes in each sauna. at around 80 degrees, plus a little extra heat coming from the crowd, you get warmed up quickly. about three minutes in now, ie ready to hit the cold again? let's do it.
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you see the ice hold down their? —— ice hole downed there? some body has to do it and it is not going to be me. i will do it. it to do it and it is not going to be me. iwill do it. it takes to do it and it is not going to be me. i will do it. it takes bravery to plunge into a frozen lake, but thanks to lilia, ten minutes will be deducted from our overall time. yes! everyone in? let's go. another way to win time bonuses is the hot tubs. iam to win time bonuses is the hot tubs. i am definitely volunteering for this one. this is really very nice. we are surrounded tyson alias tony and we are surrounded tyson alias tony a nd forests we are surrounded tyson alias tony and forests and we feel very toasty and forests and we feel very toasty and warm. i can't imagine it will be warm when we get out, though. at our next stop, the sauna truck, we meet two brits is into really enjoy the estonian winter. it is not as cold as it looks like. you know you have
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beenin as it looks like. you know you have been in the sauna long enough when nothing better than jumping into been in the sauna long enough when nothing better thanjumping into an ice hole straight afterwards. it has been fantastic. after going through many more thermal shocks, the finish line is finally in sight. well, we haven't won, but we did make it to the end, and i don't think that is too bad for a first attempt. to finish this week, you join me back in taiwan, what i am about to take ona in taiwan, what i am about to take on a challenge in front of a crowd who have very high expectations. it is hope i can pull it off. it is the annual arts festival and a local dance company had invited me to take pa rt dance company had invited me to take part ina dance company had invited me to take part in a performance they are doing for today's parade. you must be roger. i am. let's for today's parade. you must be roger. iam. let's get for today's parade. you must be roger. i am. let's get changed. 0k. we festival is held every year close to taipei, and teams from all over the country and further afield come to compete in a celebration of music and dance. it is a bigger, high
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profile event, so my team are taking a real risk by letting a total novice joined a real risk by letting a total novicejoined their a real risk by letting a total novice joined their ranks. with only an hourto go novice joined their ranks. with only an hour to go before the start of the parade, troupe leader roger walks me through my role. i would rather be hiding somewhere at the back but he has me leading the whole team. the idea is that the dragon follows the ball and stick i am holding. if only i knew where i was meant to be heading. miraculously, the other performers follow my somewhat frantic lead. let's hope they will be this accommodating when they will be this accommodating when they do it for real. further downtown, the crowds are building and so are my downtown, the crowds are building and so are my nerves. downtown, the crowds are building and so are my nerves. i hope no—one laughs at me! in the first section
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of the parade, a dozen or so local high schools will compete for best performance. the streets are crammed with friends, families and teachers, all waiting to see their groups perform. we have been working on their routines for months, and today is the day it all comes together, with an extravaganza of energy, colour and sound. there is at least a thousand people here, it is a lot more than i thought. tell me when. now? all of a sudden, i am on. my mind seems to go totally blank amid all the noise and colour. luckily, roger is there to give mea colour. luckily, roger is there to give me a push in the right direction. somehow, the team follow
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my lead, although i really have no idea where i am going. sorry! it's 0k! and then my big dragon stick seems to develop a mind of its own. sorry! i was really, really nervous. it was quite stressful. my gosh! i tried to remember my moods, i only hit two people would evolve. but it was exciting. something tells me they went be inviting me back any time soon. that's it for this week. coming up next week, ade kids to
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divide to go behind the scenes in a hotel in the world's tallest tower where they are getting bigger unsustainability. this is where we throw any unsustainability. this is where we throw a ny leftover food unsustainability. this is where we throw any leftover food that has come up the guests' place. it actually looks kind of gross, and it smells gross. i don't want to get my hair in there. i hope you canjoin us hair in there. i hope you canjoin us for that. don't forget, we are also in social media, were you can tell us about your travels. in the meantime, from all of us here on the travel show, it's good why. —— goodbye. hello again. we've got some rough weather to start off this weekend with heavy rain, hill snow and strong winds on the weather menu for us today. the culprit is this area of low pressure
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that continues to develop as it works its in the united kingdom. we've already got rain extensively falling in northern ireland, so if you are heading outside here over the next few hours, it will be a soggy one and the rain could bring some localised surface water flooding here. there will be some big contrasts in temperatures. generally england and wales staying mild, 10—11 degrees. but further north, it gets colder and colder and yet, it's cold enough for a patch of frost or two in scotland. as we go on through saturday, then, this area of low pressure continues to develop and it will start interact to with some of that cold air, hence the risk of some hill snow across northern portions of the uk. but in the south, there's no risk of that because we have much milder air pushing in. so, saturday, rain first of all. well, that wet weather moves away from northern ireland, showers follow, but the rain will be heavy across the hills of northern england and across the hills of wales, where we could see 40—70 millimetres of rain, maybe 100 millimetres over the highest ground in wales, and that brings the risk of localised flooding. now, as well as the rain, we have the risk of some strong winds, gusting at about 40—50, even 60 miles an hour or so around the most exposed coastal locations. and then further north, we have the risk of heavy snow.
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now, there night be a bit of snow for a time across the high ground of northern england and northern ireland but not lasting long. the snow lasts longest across northern scotland, north of the central belt, where there could be something like 10cm of snow building up above about 200—300 metres elevation. so on saturday, as you can see, we've got a real mixture of weather. whether it's the heavy rain, the hill snow or the strong winds, there is the potential for some transport disruption. that continues for a time, then, through saturday night asa squally band of rain pushes eastwards across england, followed by plenty of showers. those showers still having a wintry flavour in them across the hills of the north and west of the uk. it will be a chilly and blustery kind of night. and our area of low pressure of responsible for this lot will continue to deepen as it moves away from the uk, and that will continue to feed in some very strong winds across northern areas
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of scotland, the north—westerly winds dragging in plenty of showers for the second half of the weekend. and although it is true that the majority of the showers will be across north—western areas, still with a wintry flavour, nowhere will be immune from getting a downpour — some of those showers will move into central and eastern parts of the uk as well. temperatures, on the face of it, around nine or 10 degrees, but much feeling cooler in that north—westerly wind. into next week, it becomes quieter, drier and warmer.
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