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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. mps will get a third chance to vote on theresa may's brexit deal — but this time only part of it. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 8pm... mps will get a third chance to vote on theresa may's brexit deal — but this time only part of it. i really do encourage all honourable and right honourable members to support this motion of the house so that we can leave the eu and orderly i really do encourage all honourable way. and right honourable members to with just one day before an eu support this notion of the house so deadline, mps will vote on just the withdrawal agreement, not the political declaration that we could leave the eu and an that goes with it. orderly way. meanwhile, president trump but will enough mps back it? has had this to say, the dup say they'll vote about the prime minister. against it — and so do labour. that would mean leaving the eu with theresa may is a very good woman and absolutely no idea where we are i tell you what, she is strong, she is tough and she is and they're heading. that cannot be acceptable, but we would not vote for that. also tonight, toxic chemicals have been found close to grenfell tower. substances which could cause cancer and asthma have been uncovered — it's after complaints from those
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living nearby of coughing up blood and breathing difficulties. you should never tell a psychopath they are a psychopath, it upsets them. killing eve leads this year's bafta tv nominations. ole gunnar solskjaer fulfills his "ultimate dream" — stepping up from caretaker manager to sign a three year contract with manchester united. good evening to you. in what many are seeing as a last ditch move to secure a brexit legacy, the prime minister has decided go for a new parliamentary vote on her eu withdrawal agreement
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tomorrow — but, as ever, there's a catch. this time mps will be asked to back the part of the agreement that deals only with the divorce, leaving the political declaration, which describes britain's future relations with the eu, to another day. our political editor laura kuenssberg explains what lies behind theresa may's latest parliamentary manouevre. they won'tjust be talked into it. still too many quarrels about what to do. mark is in a real minority here because he... me and 17.4 million people. no, no. ministers still want to move forward theresa may's compromise with the eu to end all the noise. politicians of all political parties have a duty to put the national interest first, so that we can put this controversy behind us and move on to a brighter future for the british people. but conversations are over, for now, with the allies they need — the dup, who won't back the deal,
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together with a core of brexiteers who are still holding out. one thing i would like to see is i think us go back to the eu again, keep the arm of friendship open and explain there is still time for an exchange of letters providing a legally binding exit from the backstop. there's a trickle of brexiteers who will back theresa may's deal now she's promised to leave. and they are urging colleagues tojoin them. you also want to leave the eu. guys and girls, it's up to you. if only it were that simple for theresa may. tomorrow she will have another go at getting this place behind her deal. but it's not a third attempt at getting the whole package through, which has already failed twice. you might want to call tomorrow the day of meaningful vote 2.5, because mps will only be asked to vote on the divorce deal with the european union. they will not be asked to give anotherjudgment on the whole
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a long delay to brexit. but splitting up the controversial two parts might not avoid defeat. to decouple them, then she'd be asking the labour party to vote for a brexit without a political declaration that tells you what the future relationship will look like and that can't be right, which is why the two documents absolutely have to go together. even with tories, number ten's latest wheeze simply might not work. we are all sharing that deal on the table, it has all our names on it... even those who didn't back brexit can't agree. we have been in the eu for 45 years and we would hope the settlement we decide on will last us for another 50 years. it should not be one that we are held to vote for at gunpoint. i can see that there will be no majority for any of the options, and you can't easily get people to support different... they take us to a different place. a second referendum. that's not the point.
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the point is we can't support that deal... the second referendum doesn't settle all of the difficult choices and trade—offs that need to be made in any kind of deal that we're talking about. so saying, well, my answer to the problem of complexity is to pass a binary choice back to the people, doesn't settle that one bit. how is your party going to sort this out? you have been having this argument for nearly three years. i think the solution to this lies in looking beyond the party, to parliament as a whole. we needed a process that reached across to the other side of the house of commons and worked with the other tribes and factions in the other parties. there are so many doubts though about the prime minister's deal getting through, whether in two halves or at the same time, that behind closed doors mps from all parties are hunting for solutions. i won't be voting for this half deal and it's another outrage by the prime minister trying to circumvent parliament, attempting to bash us all over the head yet again and i don't think it will work, which is why i am working closely with colleagues from across parties to find solutions because we need
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a way out of this crisis. number ten is trying, still trying, to find an escape out of the dark hole they are in. tomorrow they'll ask parliament to allow them to take another step. so there will be another debate and vote in parliament tomorrow on mrs may's brexit withdrawal agreement. can she win it, and either way, what happens after that? our deputy political editor john pienaar has been taking a look at the options. for theresa may, parliament has become a hostile environment and every pn admits there is something scary about the comments and theresa may could be forgiven for hating this place. the brexit deal has been blocked twice said the plan is to try again to when the house and buy time to get her deal three. tomorrow is about the eu divorce and the fight over britain because my future relationship with europe still comes later. it still looks tough.
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promising to go, failed to do the trick and as someone said, she fell on her sword and missed. how is the search for and more votes going? not very well, the fight over the future is just very well, the fight over the future isjust warming up and very well, the fight over the future is just warming up and agreeing the so—called withdrawal agreement hard enough on its own and the democratic unionistsjust are enough on its own and the democratic unionists just are not buying promises to safeguard the union when britain leaves and that has made it harder to when around rebels like jacob reasonable ball —— jacob rees—mogg. even with potential leadership candidates like boris johnson and david davis on side, theresa may needs more. it has not one round labour and peace and as for the post brexit feature, and peas cannot agree on alternative plan yesterday but a softer brexit, sticking with the eu customs rules came close and a new referendum was not far off and that frightens some
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brexiteers! it came to see theresa may's deal as the best exit on offer, just not enough. so britain may end up back in brussels seeking more time. the eu gave theresa may until tomorrow to agree a deal if it wa nts a until tomorrow to agree a deal if it wants a brexit extension until may the 22nd to fix the details or if it fails, faced a tighter deadline and that could mean a new deal brexit and a fortnight. now they are hoping they can get mps behind the terms of divorce, the withdrawal agreement and that would be enough to get past april the 12th and to the third week in may to get the whole brexit deal past or else it would be two weeks to agree something else, a softer brexit, a referendum and even some say asap general election and that would mean asking for more time. may bea would mean asking for more time. may be a longer extension. may be the eu will agree that it will be the last
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thing that brexit here! inside and outside of government want. the prime minister is still trying to free the odds, to pass on a legacy and be the pm who settled brexit until the next big row, under new management at number ten. let's speak to someone who has been crunching the number to see if the prime minister can get her brexit deal through. robert hutton is political correspondent at bloomsberg — he's in our westminster studio. thank you very much for being with us thank you very much for being with us and how do you see this vote tomorrow? it is doomed. i cannot see any way that she gets the deal three. the numbers, i do not think are even close. so this is slightly different, it is not the entirety of the brexit deal, does that make any difference to the numbers do you think? not really so one of the things that happened this week was
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theresa may an ounce she would step down and that helps with tories, and that helps with tories, a cop boris johnson on board. but it makes life much harderfor johnson on board. but it makes life much harder for labour mps who you might call brexit curious you are prepared to think about voting for the deal because they do make the activists are saying are you prepared to vote for theresa may's brexit and now they are being asked to write a blank check, are you prepared to vote for borisjohnson‘s brexit and those are the brexit that lots of labour mps are not happy about. they do not know who the next tory leader will be. any promise that theresa may has made are likely to be ripped up by her successor. what about the dup? how do you read their possession? it seems to be tough and uncompromising. is there any way they could be persuaded now
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oi’ any way they could be persuaded now or the near future to come on any way they could be persuaded now or the nearfuture to come on board? there is an enduring idea that the dup was getting ready to climb down and about once a week we are told this is going to be the moment that you see the dup move and then the issue a statement that says we are not moving. it is getting really ha rd not moving. it is getting really hard politically for the dup to pack down now. u nless unless theresa may gets a proper change to the withdrawal agreement like she is not seeking, unless she got something different. i do not see how they could act on. the irish back stop has become a existential issue so i do not really. brexiteer like jacob rees—mogg will not come on either because he was prepared to support the prime minister unless the dup do. he seems to follow the dup with some without them, at no
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you don't. she needs, she was 76 votes short last time and she picked up votes short last time and she picked up about 20 tory while and that leaves about 50 votes short and dup on board, then she would be 46 short and probably bring with it another 15 or 20 brexiteer! but that is still well short and the idea originally was that she will make those numbers up from the labour side but as i say that, it has been harderfor side but as i say that, it has been harder for a side but as i say that, it has been harderfor a labour side but as i say that, it has been harder for a labour mps to vote for her deal now. nobody knows anything around here and maybe it will change and may be the dup will come up with something tomorrow and maybe some 25 labour mps will wake something tomorrow and maybe some 25 labourmps will wake up something tomorrow and maybe some 25 labour mps will wake up and decide they want to vote for this but as things stand, no, i do not even think, i think if all the stars aligned, she might get it through by three orfour aligned, she might get it through by three or four but the stars are not even looking slightly and alignment. you say nobody knows anything that
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you no more than most, so if she cannot ever in your view get this through, what happens? who knows? either, she said she would not go for a no—deal brexit and parliament clearly does not want it, so i guess we end up going for a long extension and she still gets thrown overboard by the conservative party and then you have this problem that the new conservative leader will be pushed in that contest to go for an even harder brexit than theresa may was going for which makes it even more difficult for labour mps to vote for it and then that leader will have to make a decision about whether they go for a no—deal brexit and at that point, tories and the middle who have been saying let's do something reasonable have to decide whether they go along with that or a trigger a general election or alternatively the reader can decide to call a general election themselves or maybe theresa may could call a general
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election and you hear i keep saying general election so i am rather nervous. good prophecy there and good analysis. many thanks for being with us there from westminster. you are watching bbc news and it is 8:15 p:m.. an independent study analysing soil and dust found around grenefell tower in west london has revealed concentrations of toxic chemicals that could cause long term health problems including asthma and cancer. samples were gathered six months after the fire in the tower block that claimed the lives of 72 people. tom symonds reports. i would say that this stuff is definitely not good for touching, professor anna stec gathered this six months after the grenfell fire. lots of burnt insulation but also soil and scrapings from window blinds. some of it found just over a kilometre from the tower. we found a number of chemicals that are categorised as, for example, respiratory sensitisers that might
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potentially lead, for example, to asthma. but also more focused on the carcinogens, or the chemicals that are classified as carcinogens. she says there is a higher risk of cancer and asthma, but further research is needed to determine how high. monitoring has found no evidence of contaminated air, but this is the first study of the wider environment. the government has welcomed the professor stec‘s research, but has also said that the risks are generally very low. the problem is that people living this close simply don't believe it. vassilika stavrou keeps cleaning this strange black muck from her flat. that's off your... ? furniture, yes. it's black. this is 2! months on. and then there is what local people call the grenfell cough. following grenfell, it all started with a hot sensation in the throat and chest, and then gradually it
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propagated coughing, a dry, dry cough, very unpleasant. it's as if someone is scratching you on the lungs. has the fire made health here worse? people feel they've had to force the authorities to address that question. we have children who cannot put their hands in the soil. it's almost two years after the fire. there has, apart from professor stec's sampling, there has been none taken. nobody came in. where is the duty of care? the government was warned about professor stec's early findings last february. it has now finally commissioned a wider study. no samples have yet been gathered. tom symonds, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... mps will get a third chance to vote on theresa may's brexit deal — but this time only part of it. but will enough mps back it? the dup say they'll vote
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against it — and so do labour. toxic chemicals which could cause cancer and asthma have been found close to grenfell tower — those living nearby have complained of health problems. sport now...and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's lizzie greenwood hughes. good evening. 0le gunnar solskjaer says getting the manchester united job is the ‘ultimate dream and he feels honoured and privileged. the norwegian has been given the job permanently — 3 months after taking over from jose mourinho in a caretaker capacity. solksjear record speaks for itself with 11! wins out of 19 games in charge, challenging for a top four finish in the premier league and through to the champions league quarterfinals. here's what he had to say. iamjust i am just going to be myself, as i a lwa ys i am just going to be myself, as i always have been and i know the
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expectations of the club, traditions of the club, the history. of question i want to be successful, and of course i want us to lift trophies but i cannot wait to get onto thejob, onto trophies but i cannot wait to get onto the job, onto the challenge of improving this great bunch of players. it is a squad full of potential. when i got thejob, we where i! potential. when i got thejob, we where 11 points behind fourth and now we gave ourselves a great chance to be in the top four and even top three. so that is going to be the short term target and be read and premier league is vital for us. short term target and be read and premier league is vitalfor us. and of course we have been discussing how to move the foot forward and that does not mean and amount of money or players, we have to sit down and discuss and now it is easier to be clear. we will do some
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business this summer. to let the premier league trophy again is what we expect, what we use to, what we have done so many times. we have to ta ke have done so many times. we have to take it step—by—step. still with football... the england captain harry kane has received his mbe for services to football. prince william presented him with the honour at buckingham palace. it was also in recognition for england's performance at last year's world cup in russia where they reached the semi—finals and kane won the golden boot. the spurs striker also scored in both of the recent euro qualifiers, something the prince wanted to talk about. we spoke a little bit about the games last week, and obviously a big football fan and went against 5—i, 5-0 football fan and went against 5—i, 5—0 and spoke a little bit about charity work and things like that. it was great to chat with him again andi it was great to chat with him again and i am sure we will over the next few years. to cycling now...
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britain's adam yates remains in second place after the fourth day of the volta de catalunya in spain. yates finished fourth in a bunch finish, although they were all well behind colombia's migeul angel lopez who became the new overall leader. yates isjust 11! seconds behind him. great britain's 4 man bobsleigh team has finally been awarded a bronze medal from the 2014 winter olympics. they finished fifth in sochi but the international olympic committee has confirmed the disqualification of two russian crews for doping, bumping—up the quartet ofjohn jackson, stuart benson, bruce tasker and joel fearon. great britain's total medal haul from sochi is now five, matching the record set at the pyeongchang games last year matching the record set- i was seven months before the games and it was a slog and and it was a long, painful slog and dreaming to get to the olympic games. we were not sure i was going to get to the games at the start.
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for us to not have been going to potentially getting there and when the claimant winning a medal, it would have been nice to have happened at the time and for us it was nice to know we finally got the middle that we deserved. you can read that story and all the rest of the news on the bbc sports website. i will be back with more sports they at10:30 p:m.. 21 minutes passed the time. and watching bbc news. two weeks after cyclone idie hit southern africa, there have been at least 5 verified cases of cholera with more expected to emerge. in mozambique alone it's estimated almost 2 million people have been affected by the floods. the un world food programme says idai has wiped out a year's worth of crops in mozambique, malawi and zimbabwe. 0ur correspondent nomsa maseko is in mozambique.
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the cyclone crashed into this close line two weeks ago. the city, countryside and lives hurled upside down. 0nce countryside and lives hurled upside down. once a classroom, this school has become an open air shelter for over 2000 people. many are getting help but not all. news spreads at the arrival of a few bags of donated clothes. people need everything, there is no clothes, there is no food. we need everything. some have gone back to patch together their lives and their homes. they lost nearly everything in the storm. translation: the hardest part now is finding material to rebuild my house and money to buy food to feed my family because the wind and the water took it all. the storm has
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passed but the danger has not. beyond the food and bricks and mortar, people here need emergency health care. and the threat of disease hovers. so far only a handful of cholera cases have been confirmed by thousands more have been treated for diarrhoea, a telltale sign of the waterborne disease. and epidemic threatens. the storm water from the cyclone may be starting to recede but the effects linger on. the head of devon's biggest primary school says she has had to make heartbreaking decisions to make staff redundant because of lack of funds. the government says more money than ever before is going into education, but the most recent figures show that the amount of teachers working in state—funded schools in england has fallen to its lowest level since 2013.
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in devon and cornwall, the number of teachers and teaching assistants are both down by around 400 — as kirk england of bbc spotlight reports. so we have about 740 children here, and across the age range and a nursery so we are a big school. big school with a budget to balance. members of my teaching staff have been made redundant and the impact has been enormous because they were in classrooms and working with children, supporting teachers and it is heartbreaking that the children i now need additional support, we are really struggling to find that support. the latest figures from the government shall in the last year in schools across devon and cornwall, the number of teachers is down by around 400 and that is 3% and the same for teaching assistants, down around 430 which is 5%.ij
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same for teaching assistants, down around 430 which is 5%. i feel bad for the children because they need the support that teaching assistants are able to give and have access to learning and sell lots of children are finding it quite tricky in the class now. the government says more money than ever before is going into education and that schools and devon for example will get an increase of 2.796 for example will get an increase of 2.7% per pupil by 2019—2020 but unions representing teachers states rising costs including increased pension contributions mean the numbers do not add up for schools. after yea rs of numbers do not add up for schools. after years of this, we have reached crisis point. had teachers realise they cannot cut teaching staff any more and they need to recreate them. and some are struggling where any more savings can be made. there is nothing left to cut, there are no further cuts we can make without
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seriously impacting on the education of children in classrooms. and some teachers say when it comes to finding, the government can try a lot harder. the bafta tv awards nominations are out and the bbc thriller killing eve leads the field with 14 nominations. its stars sandra oh and jodie comer are both up for best actress. the drama a very english scandal has 12 nominations, including one for hugh grant for best actor for playing disgraced liberal leaderjeremy thorpe. well lukejennings wrote the books killing eve is based on and hejoins me now. thank you so much for being with us. it isa thank you so much for being with us. it is a trilogy and you are working on the third one right now? that is right, two of them are out and i started on the third one. this has obviously become hit tv and very original tv drama but what is it like watching your written works coming onto the screen? it is quite
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strange because fiction is about spending 18 months alone in a room and then suddenly you are in a room with 150 people and that is about teamwork. and writing fiction is absolutely about single—mindedness so to very different things. but it is thrilling to see how well it is done. the characters that we see on the screen, are they faithful to your original characters, is that how you envisioned and saw them when you were creating the concept and the books? yes, character wise absolutely faithful to it. i did not envision eve, sandro's character originally as asian but she absolutely is eve and she is absolutely is eve and she is absolutely perfect. she has all of the characteristics of the character in the book and jodie comer was
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straight out of the box perfect. she was exactly as i imagined her and she had what she gets us, she had from the first frame of her screen test, she was just absolutely perfect. what were you trying to create, i know it is a clever thriller that is funny and scary as well. i know people have talked about ina well. i know people have talked about in a weird way it seems to empower women, the idea of a woman being quite dangerously violent as opposed to being the victim of violence. is there a bit of fat in your original creation and how you sought? these are not nurturers, they are not mothers, they are not any of the conventional images of women. they are both frustrated in their work in different ways that are underrated by their bosses and they want more. the more that they
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want, they find in the challenge that each other represents. so they got back yes, i think it is a new kind of thriller that has two women framed as its protagonist and antagonist. some people might be surprised that a man has written this and a sense that it is so much about when and. itjust seemed to me like a very good idea and i was surprised nobody had done it. so... and i had the character and my mind for some years, looking for the right place for her. waited that come from. well, i do not know. some dark place. but i do love her, she is wonderful and people have taken her to heart. -- where did that inspiration come from. she is not
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perfect. you are on course for a trilogy and could it be more than that anchored the tv series going based on hyper many books he will keep writing —— however many books to keep writing? who knows, the plan is for a fictional trilogy and for the television series i have no idea. sally would and others have assembled a fantastic team and it is assembled a fantastic team and it is a real british team effort, the whole thing. i would love to see it go on. how gratifying is it to see the tv series and then obviously that has a huge impact ism on sales of your book. to have all your characters as you say, exposed to send me a huge audience on tv and in the books. the characters are not com pletely the books. the characters are not completely the same in the books and on tv because the needs of the two media are so different and some of my characters are not in the series
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and phoebe invented some extra characters and the series and so on but the thing that is at the centre of this relationship of these two women and the game they play with each other, and a sense only they know the rules and that is the heart of it. that is the heart of the tv series as well. recognition, huge audiences but also bafta nominations. that is gratifying, yes. it is good to be like. what a great talent, as you said, you worked with her and fleabag is a massive success and also in a way... a bit like killing eve, a stunningly original and a bit like killing eve, a stunningly originaland in a bit like killing eve, a stunningly original and in the beginning, when the story was first option, the producer said to me i have a list of screenwriters here and she showed it
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to me and i pointed to the beat waller bridge and i said i think it is going to be her and it was her and originally it was going to be just me and sally and that it was me and sally and phoebe and then it was very quickly 150 people in the room. did you ever think she might be in it? she is a very good actress as well as a very good writer. she is a wonderful actress and i think i said to her, would you like to be and it and she said, whatever works. she was so busy with other things like star wars that i think it would have been very difficult but she is dark enough to fit perfectly i would say. maybe for a future series. good to talk to you and many things are being with task thanks very much.
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that has brought us to 8:30 p:m.. now it's time for a look at the weather with sarah keith—lucas. good evening. it's been a beautiful day across most parts of the country. we've had a lot of blue sky, the blossom is really coming out now. this picture of cherry blossom comes from one of our weather watchers in worcestershire. it has been cloudy in breezier, in the far northwest of scotland. we've got a weather front moving in here. so through this evening and tonight, some rain in the northern isles, the western isles, some strengthening winds here too. but elsewhere here, we have largely clear skies. some this and fog patches forming particular in western parts of england and wales with temperatures in the rural spots almost close to freezing. so a chilly start to friday, could be just a touch of frost in most spots. friday, a fine—looking day for the bulk of england, wales, southern and south—east scotland and here, pretty warm still. we are looking at temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees. cloudier for northern ireland and northwest scotland where we start to see some cooler airfiltering and. and through the weekend, that colder air will sort of slowly sink its way south across the country. still a lot of dry weather on the cards but you can see in london for instance, 18 degrees on saturday, we are looking atjust
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11 celsius by sunday. bye— bye. hello, this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines. mps will vote for a third time on theresa may's deal tomorrow, but this time, only part of it — the withdrawal agreement. mps will debate the motion before the vote, but with both labour and the dup saying they won't be backing it, it's not certain the deal will get through. toxic chemicals which could cause cancer and asthma have been found close to grenfell tower. those living nearby have complained of health problems. 12 nominations for killing eve at the bafta tv awards — the bbc spy thriller leads nominations with stars sandra oh and jodie comer both up for best actress. a "dream job" for ole gunner solskjaer, who's signed a three—year
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contract to manage manchester united. the former united striker initially came in as a caretaker manager in december. let's return to brexit now and today business leaders gave one of their starkest warnings yet of the effect brexit uncertainty has been having on companies. the head of the british chambers of commerce adam marshall couldn't have been clearer when he took aim at politicians. "you have let british business down," he said. our business editor simon jack reports now on the impact brexit is having on some firms. where do you go to escape from brexit? how about this caravan and camping site in dorset? hello. hi there. pat and john headed back from spain in time for the original brexit date because they had so many unanswered questions. insurance, motor home travelling insurance, our private medical. a big thing for us is our mobile
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phone roaming charges, because that's the only communications we have when we are abroad. there is also the delays on the other side of the channel. there's also things like our driving licences. we don't know if they stack up. and the dogs? we don't know about how their passports stack up. we don't know about blood testing, the rabies jab. real questions that are affecting real life choices and creating some business winners and losers. all the quality ones are german. campsite owner dave is one of the few winners. we are having a fabulous year so far. we were 300 bookings up in february on last year and march is following suit. there is a lot of uncertainty with the economic climate and the brexit situation. the pound is very weak against the euro. are the ferries going to be congested with extra freight coming in if there is a no—deal situation? it is perhaps incredible that we don't know what kind of brexit we're going to get yet, and when. but for businesses, the effects of it are very real and it's creating winners,
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like this camping and caravan park in dorset, but it's creating many, many more losers. for most businesses, it's that combination of caution, confusion and frustration at the political impasse that's causing real—world damage. businesses like this one here in portsmouth. jayne mugridge makes fruit cordials and vinegars. last year she sold nearly 30,000 bottles, until bottles became one of her biggest brexit problems. these are our cordial bottles. the french have decided they're not going to make or supply them any more because of the uncertainties with brexit. that's 50% of our business out of the window straight away. can't you get them from somewhere in the uk? no, the british don't make pretty bottles. they make bog—standard, plain bottles. what do you think politicians think about business? do you think they recognise the needs of business? well, politicians don't listen to small businesses. they don't really care, i don't think. businesses big and small from all around the country came to westminster today.
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the message was simple. get the deal done. remove uncertainty and lean in to investing in what is a great economy. finding a neat way to decouple from europe is the key to getting business moving again. simon jack, bbc news. more now on the prime minister announcing she would leave office in a few months time in return for the safe passage of her brexit deal. of course it is far from guaranteed the deal will be passed, but whatever happens next it seems unlikely now she would be in a position to stay. so how would a tory leadership contest unfold ? let's run you through the process. candidates need to be nominated by two other mps. if there's only one candidate, they become the new leader immediately. if there is more than two candidates there would be a series of votes among mps to whittle the field down to two. it then goes to a vote
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of all conservative party members. with me to discuss who the potential runners and riders could be in the conservative leadership contest is tim bale, professor of politics at queen mary, university of london. thanks for being with us. there is a lot of runners and writers. run us through who you think of the principal once. i think the obvious one is boris johnson. principal once. i think the obvious one is borisjohnson. he is as far as we know a big favourite among the membership. perhaps jacob rees—mogg could throw his hat into the ring. that's a possibility and then there are the kind of obvious people from the cabinet, such as javid, —— sajid javid. and then there are few people outside the cabinet. who may be like johnny mercer, maybe tom as well.
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amber brought might have a go but she is a remainder. so that will make it harder for she is a remainder. so that will make it harderfor her. she is a remainder. so that will make it harder for her. so it depends on who the perm entry party selects and that it is the party at large. two quite different electorates really. the parliamentary party first of all, who would they pick, with a go for johnson as one of the two candidates? if you look at the leadership contest passed both in conservative party and labour party, the primary concern tends to be unity of the party. they do not tend to pick someone who will split the party. but the other consideration is electability. and because brexit has proven so difficult with the loss of majority in 2017, they will be prioritising electability and thatis be prioritising electability and that is why borisjohnson may have more a chance than some people suspect getting to the parliamentary party. i think there are a number of
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people who prefer anybody but boris. but i think if he is seen somebody who could pull off a quick election victory, that may cause some people to swallow their concerns about him. is there evidence that he could, is he that popular in the country? he has seven —— sometimes been called the heineken candidate reaching parts of the electorate that other tories can't reach because of his supposedly authenticity. there is some evidence that he can do that and he did win london twice as mayoral candidate so he has done so on that basis. if you were betting, you would think maybe him and who with the other when b?|j you would think maybe him and who with the other when b? i think another one, i would with the other when b? i think another one, iwould probably with the other when b? i think another one, i would probably think you may have to brexiteers running because i don't think many conservative mps would be able to bet on a remainder being able to win over the conservative party membership. i think that may not be
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a precondition being a brexiteer. i suppose it would be ok if i theresa may you would be a reluctant remainder. sajid javid could probably make it through and may be jeremy hunt as well. the problem for him is that although he has not messed up in the health portfolio, i think you would have to say perhaps he isa think you would have to say perhaps he is a little bit bland, a little bit uninspiring. at least sajid javid has a back story if you like and then somebody like penny mordant who is more of a refreshing change. this assumes that theresa may does go and that is assuming she gets her deal through and at the moment it doesn't look very likely. what is your view on that? we are in a really bizarre situation. if she sees them getting the deal through, she goes and if she fails, she stays. some people say that labour may want to keep her in power and not filled for the deal. that
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supposes that she actually will be able to stay around. i think once a metre has a suggested they are going, their authority begins to bleed away. i am not sure she can stay or even if the deal is defeated. as to whether it will be, there are clear their bruises separating the withdrawal agreement —— clever ruses. but it does not have the dup on board and without them, it will be very difficult to get some of the more hard—line conservative brexiteers and i am not sure there are enough labour people at the moment willing to vote for this deal. in terms of a timetable it is very hard to predict when she might go, are you guessing sometime in the summer? i think it strikes me as incredibly unlikely that the next tory party leader to present to the tory party leader to present to the tory party leader to present to the tory party conference in september will be theresa may. i think it will have to be a new leader by then. very good to talk to you and thank you very much for making that all
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clear i think. tim, thank you. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. our guestsjoining me tonight are helen brand, the chief executive of the association of chartered accou nta nts and the broadcaster and authorjohn kampfner. so dojoin us for so do join us for that. imagine a world in which you feel no pain. that's what it's like for 71—year—old jo cameron, and it's all she knows. the pensionerfrom inverness has a genetic mutation which means she feels virtually no pain — and never feels anxious or afraid. she didn't realise she was different until doctors were astonished that she didn't need painkillers following a serious operation. our medical correspondent, fergus walsh, reports. she's had teeth knocked out, broken her arm, suffered serious burns, and felt nothing, becausejo cameron simply doesn't sense pain.
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i put my arm on something and only realise it's burning when i can smell flesh burning. so, it's not clumsiness. the normal reaction is, you cut yourself or burn yourself, once, maybe twice, then you avoid that because your brain says, don't do that. my brain doesn't say, don't do that. as for giving birth to her two children, again, painless. before i realised it, i'd had the children, so it wasn't a case of, i'm a martyr, i don't feel pain. it was, i'm prepared to take anything because they tell me it's going to be awful. i felt things, i felt my body stretching, i felt peculiar feelings, but nothing to make me... no pain. the chilli challenge. 0k? this isjo with her husband and doctor eating super hot chillies, a breeze for her. scientists at university college london have analysed her dna and found she has two gene mutations. one shuts down the pain pathway from the brain. what we hope is to be able to exploit the mechanism
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to manipulate pain thresholds in people that have chronic pain, and there's a vast problem of around about six or 7% of the population who have ongoing excruciating pain, so we really do need some new therapies. we have our pinprick box. the team showed me some of the instruments they tested onjo. no matter how hard the needle was pushed, it didn't hurt her. yeah. yeah? i can't stop being happy and i do forget things. jo's gene mutation also boosts her mood, and she's never anxious, but it also affects her memory, and she often loses things. however, it's her inability to feel pain which may ultimately help others. fergus walsh, bbc news. a man has been stabbed to death in central london this evening. police were called to elmton court, in westminster, following reports of a man suffering from stab injuries.
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he was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where he later died. the suspects are yet to be found and no arrests have been made, the incident is not believed to be terror—related. the headlines on bbc news. mps will vote for a third time on theresa may's deal tomorrow, but this time, only part of it — the withdrawal agreement. mps will debate the motion before the vote, but with both labour and the dup saying they won't be backing it, it's not certain the deal will get through. toxic chemicals which could cause cancer and asthma have been found close to grenfell tower those living nearby have complained of health problems. the chief inspector of probation says the system which sees private firms monitor criminals serving community sentences is "irredeemably flawed".
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dame glenys stacey says people will be "safer" if the supervision of offenders in england and wales is brought back into the public sector. earlier our home affairs correspondent danny shaw explained how dame glenys came to her conclusions. she is an independent inspector, she has immersed herself in this subject and what she sees is that the private companies who supervise offenders who pose a low or medium risk of harm have been not doing a good enoughjob — it's substandard work. they've not been engaging properly with offenders. it's been reduced to a system of targets and measurements and transactions because it is all based around a business model. and that, she says, simply isn't working. you're dealing with human beings with complex needs and she believes that probation should be essentially brought back into state ownership, it should be a national service. that is what she says, she also believes that there should be ten years worth of investment because there are staff shortages,
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it problems at the moment. the key question is will the government listen to what she's saying? because there were warnings before the system was partly privatised in 2014 that this would happen. the government went ahead with that programme. will they listen when the contracts end next year and take her advice? that's the key question. danny shaw reporting. facebook says it will ban users from posting praise and support for far—right groups on its platforms from next week. the social media giant also pledged to improve its ability to identify and block material from terrorist groups. facebook has come under pressure after the live—streaming of an attack on two mosques in new zealand, which killed 50 people. manchester united have appointed ole gunnar solskjaer as permanent manager on a three—year contract. the norwegian arrived at old trafford on an interim basis in december to replace jose
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mourinho. he spent 11 seasons as a united player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 champions league final. dan roan has more. as a player, he was super sub, and as coach, he came on loan, but today, ole gunnar solskjaer became the main man at manchester united, handed one of the biggestjobs in world football on a permanent basis. i always had that dream in my mind to have this responsibility for this huge, fantastic, family of a football club. i'm so honoured and privileged to be given this fantastic responsibility to lead us forward. jose mourinho's toxic reign at old trafford came to an end in december, sacked amid fallouts with key players. with a modest coaching track record, solskjaer came as a temporary measure, mostjust assuming there'd be a big name replacement this summer. but the norwegian transformed united's fortunes, winning 14
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of the 19 games he's managed, and masterminding one of the club's greatest ever victories against psg — a win that effectively secured him thejob. the way he started, gone about his business, got the results, they play football, the smile on the players' faces, and the staff and everyone, it is like, wow, he has done something special. solskjaer becomes the fourth manager in six years tasked with reviving the glory days of the sir alex ferguson era. in short time he has reinvigorated the spirit of this club and promoted young players, but now the true test begins, and some believe the appointment of a director of football and some new signings are needed to help him succeed in the long term. solskjaer won everything as a player here. his injury time winner in the 1999 champions league final ensuring legendary status. the hope now is that he delivers similar success from the dugout in this, his dream job. dan roan, bbc news, old trafford.
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a painting by the 15th century renaissance master, botticelli, has been discovered in britain after more than a century of yellow varnish was removed from it. the work had been thought to be an imitation of his famous picture, madonna of the pomegranate. but experts from english heritage now say it's a rare example from the artist's own studio. will gompertz reports. i'm in the english heritage conservation studios here in london to see this painting, it is called madonna of the pomegranate which relates to the fruit on the christ child's stomach which, in turn, refers to his future suffering. it is an old painting, 1487, but it has a new attribution. rachel turnbull and her colleagues from english heritage were cleaning off layers and layers of thick yellow varnish and they found underneath it a renaissance master's artwork. at least from his studio, it was a botticelli studio painting. yeah, absolutely. and when we look at a work of this
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age, it is 500 years old, it is that dirty and that covered in varnish, we have to be really careful and really sure that we understand what we are dealing with. and what we are able to say today, after two years of careful investigation, is that, absolutely, it is from his workshop. so, initially, you weren't sure. so this is like being a detective, isn't it? as the layers come off, you get more and more hints and clues as to what it might be. and, eventually, there is a revelation. and what was the point at which you thought, "yes, this has come from a botticelli's workshop?" as you say, it is the combination of all these different pieces of evidence coming together, technical things, x—rays, infrared paint sampling, combining that with talking to lots of experts really used to looking at botticelli's over and over again. they really recognise the handwriting of the people that were working in that space, and when you pull all of that together, then you kind of get to a consensus that, yes, absolutely, we think we know what it is now. so it wasn't really the romantic myth of the artist working away in his studio, may be, cold and starving. he was running a business, he was running a factory.
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yeah, absolutely. he couldn't produce this kind of works just on his own, he would have had people doing carpentry, grinding away pigments, people sketching, people actually doing painting. it was a business, as you say. well, it is a greatjob you have done in your business, rachel. congratulations. thank you. this painting, as you see it now, will have the frame put on it and it will be on display at the ranger's house in blackheath, south london, where you can come and have a look for yourself. the queen has cut down her public visits and walkabouts in recent years, but today she went to somerset, in one of what will be just a handful of engagements outside london this year. it made a big impact in the region, and bbc points west sent imogen sellers to report on the day, which began at the stables of champion trainer paul nicholls — where the queen's passion for horses was clear to see. somerset in the spring and the sun shone for the queen's visit. greeted by crowds of the royal
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training castle cary, her majesty paid a visit to paul nicholls' training yard in ditcheat. her passion and knowledge for horses clear to see. i think very interested from just watching and watching her look at the horses and things. she's obviously an extremely knowledgeable woman when it comes to horse racing and just looked to me like she was fascinated by all of it. 0h, it'sjust so exciting to have her down here. everybody works so hard, they all of the horses and it's a real honour for her to visit the yard for the family, for the whole team, for the whole of the team in ditcheat. so, it's been an amazing morning. after feeding the horses carrots and chatting to staff at the stables, she was off to king's bruton. applause. the school is celebrating its 500th anniversary. they never imagined they'd be able to celebrate in such royal style.
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and to mark the occasion, her majesty officially opened her new music centre. opened their new music centre. who's playing? oh, it's the computer playing that? 0h, is it? it's a wonderful building of performance, recital hall, recording, practise, rehearsal, but it's also right at the core of the school. so, this is where the school started and from here, you've got buildings in each of the last five centuries. lunch was cooked to her by students before heading to the art gallery house. i think it's fair to say that bruton has come a long way in the last decade, once a sleepy somerset town, it's now a hub of art and culture where many a celeb can be spotted. but today the highlight, as the world's most famous woman paid a visit. this is the queen's only official uk
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engagement outside london for the rest of the year. so bruton today quite rightly has felt very honoured. imogen sellers, bbc points west, at bruton in somerset. now it's time for a look at the weather. sarah has got the latest forecast. then beautiful out there today. blue skies cross—country and beautiful sunshine across the country. and for many we keep that theme of the next few days. this was the sunset in waitsfield early on, a serene sunset. a bit of wispy clouds but with a clear scrap there through this evening into night. high—pressure sitting across parts of europe and that we have this cold front coming in from the northwest. that will bring in wind and cloud across parts of northwest scotland in particular rain in the northern
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aisles and in the western islands. clear skies but we have misty patches developing overnight and it will be chilly. a touch of frost first thing in the morning. on friday we keep that sunshine and those blue skies once again across the book of england and wales after any the book of england and wales after a ny early the book of england and wales after any early morning mist clears away. we always have more cloud and breeze across the far northwest. temperature is up around 17 degrees in the warmest spots and cooler apart —— across parts of scotland and northern ireland. heading into the weekend with high—pressure sticking around, things aren't changing ina sticking around, things aren't changing in a hurry. it is turning colder. dry for most and typically by sunday we are said to be in the colder air. through the course of saturday we have this holding to the south but that cold air moving in from the north. a bit of a contrasting temperature through saturday across scotland and northern ireland. we are into single
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figures, mild in the south but by the time to get to sunday, that cold airwill the time to get to sunday, that cold air will spread across the country. but it is looking generally dry and settled throughout the weekend for most parts.
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