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this is bbc news i'm shaun ley. the headlines at ten: the prime minister looks for ways to bring her eu withdrawal agreement back to the commons for a fourth time after it was defeated by 58 votes yesterday. this government will continue to press the case for the orderly brexit that the result of the referendum demands. the bbc understands the pilot of the plane which crashed with footballer emiliano sala on board was not qualified to fly at night. all eurostar trains to and from st pancras are currently suspended due to a trespasser near the tracks. a man has now been arrested. the royal college of psychiatrists calls for assessments of children's mental health to include questions about their use of social media. masterchef saw it's first all—female final last night. we'll be speaking to the winner
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in the next half hour. and the travel show comes from the usa this week where we follow a family and their autistic twins as they take their first ever holiday together. theresa may is discussing ways of bringing her eu withdrawal agreement back to the commons for a fourth time next week after yet another commons defeat yesterday. it was the third time the prime minister's plan was rejected by mps — this time by a majority of 58 — including the dup and 35 mps from her own party. despite that, a number 10 source insisted that efforts are "going in the right direction" — given the size of defeat was narrower than the previous two votes. meanwhile mps from all parties are considering how they might be able to get support for an alternative brexit
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plan in a second round of "indicative votes". here's a quick reminder of the tone in the commons yesterday. mr speaker, i fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this house. this house has rejected no deal, it has rejected no brexit, on wednesday, it rejected all the variations of the deal on the table. and today, it has rejected approving the withdrawal agreement alone, and continuing a process on the future. the house has been clear, this deal now has to change. there has to be an alternative found, and if the prime minister can't accept that, then she must go, not at an indeterminate date in the future, but now, so that we can decide the future
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of this country through a general election. the chairman of the conservative party, brandon lewis accused labour of party politics after its mps failed to vote for the withdrawal agreement. having done the decoupling that we did, having voted to vote on a withdrawal agreement, so that whatever parliament wants to do, you have to agree on the withdrawal agreement, the withdrawal agreement that labour have supported, they then vote against, which i can presume is only for party political reasons, which is a pretty disgusting way to behave, but what i do believe is that the deal which delivers on the referendum, in a way that works for our economy is the best way forward, but recognising that some colleagues do still have concerns about that that we need to work through. but parliament ultimately has to vote for something. andy mcdonald is the shadow transport secretary:
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i think we would be better concentrating on a compromise, between the various opinions here, andi between the various opinions here, and i think that is the process we are undertaking on monday, and through the week, and i think that is within our grasp, if people would simply look at these things in the round, andi simply look at these things in the round, and i think it calls on all opposition parties in particular, to see where the consensus lies. outside the houses of parliament yesterday thousands of leave supporters gathered to protest against the delay to brexit and mark the moment when the uk would have left the eu. our home affairs correspondent, dominic casciani, reports. brexit! they've come from all parts of the uk, determined to not just be seen by mps, but also to be heard. brexit supporters from a wide range of backgrounds and groups, but all with the same message to the parliament, "you have let us down." i can't think of any time in history in which a greater betrayal of a democratic vote has ever
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happened in any country in the western world. nigel farage, the former ukip leader pledged to stand again for the european elections. if there is a long delay, he predicted leave would also win another referendum, but for many, friday was still the day democracy died. let's get out! let's have brexit! very, very sad! very disappointed. the deal's rubbish. it's not leaving. democracy! democracy! police have flooded westminster, fearing trouble. in the end, just five arrests. officers will be back today, because more protests are expected. while there is no end in sight for brexit itself. from today millions of eu nationals will be able to secure their right to stay in the uk, as the home office fully launches its settlement scheme. there are more than three million people expected to be eligible to apply to carry on living and working in the uk. some 200,000 have already secured their status during private
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and public test phases. our political correspondent, matt cole is with me. nobody can possibly protect how things will develop, and i'm not about to ask you that. that would be very unfair. even the politicians can't do it, why should the correspondence? but let me ask you this question. the scale of the defeat for the prime minister's withdrawal agreement has fallen over the last three attempts. is it therefore beyond the bounds of possibility that she could still get this withdrawal agreement through, given the way that people said they would never vote for it, have begun to vote for it. well, it went down
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from 230 to 149. 58 yesterday. downing street officials say at least the numbers are going the right day. that said, i think some ministers would probably have hopes that yesterday those numbers would have come down to low 20s, give them a springboard to have one final crack at getting over the line next week. what will happen next week? for certain, there will be votes on monday, on a variety of different options. i havejust been speaking to one of the mps who have put forward two motions. john baron. he has got an motion about the backstop. his second one is simply straightforward, get out, no deal. there will be others, perhaps another referendum option, a customs union. mps will vote on all of these in turn. to see if a majority can be found for any. if one does not rise
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at the top, the idea has been floated potentially behind the scenes, —— if one does rise to the top, the idea has been feted that there could be a run—off. people have been talking about looking to see what happens, in a non—committed way, but the government is still rather wedded to the idea of theresa may's deal, but given that it has not got through three times the it go one more full—time, and what would that do to the prime minister if once again she lost? the prime minister will have go back to brussels, in front of this european council, what are the options that she is likely to be seeking from them, and what is the kind of likely response? because brussels has made it clear as mps have that they don't wa nt it clear as mps have that they don't want a brexit without an agreement between the two sides, yet the two sides seem to be pretty far apart.
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the french are talking up the possibility of a new deal brexit. there is a sense of how long can this go on for. this is a unanimous decision that has got to be made. the other 26 would have a say as well, and they are unlikely to be the one country that would hold things up. what betrays our gospel? possibly a longer extension. if her deal get through this week, i think the european union would say that they would put the 22nd of may back on the table, which was the date given if she got it through by 11 o'clock last night. she didn't. that's why we have fallen back to the truth of april. what can she do in the meantime? if she can demonstrate this week there is support for another idea, may be again, they would give an extension, but we would be talking months if not a year or two, to get something sorted. she could call a general election. that might be the nuclear option for her, but at this stage,
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given whether she would want to, given whether she would want to, given her own position is so perilous, could she go to the country, when her own mps are calling for her to quit? it is not a strong position. thank you. the pilot of the plane which crashed into the english channel with footballer emiliano sala on board, wasn't allowed to fly at night. the bbc has been told that david ibbotson was colour—blind and restricted to daytime flights only. both men died when the piper malibu crashed in january. kayley thomas has more. it has been ten weeks since the plane carrying cardiff city's record £15 million signing, emiliano sala, crashed into the sea off guernsey in the channel islands. the man tasked with getting him to his new club in time for training was david ibbotson, a private pilot from north lincolnshire. but he should not have been flying at night because he was not licensed to. the bbc has been told that he was colour—blind and had a restriction on his license stating he could fly in daylight hours only.
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the ill—fated flight set off from nantes over one hour after sunset. there has been much speculation about the legality of the flight. the piper malibu was registered in the us and could not be operated commercially with paying passengers. the air accident investigation branch said that licensing continues to be a focus of its investigations but a full report into the crash is not expected until early next year. a 44—year—old man has been arrested for trespass, after spending the night on a roof near the tracks of st pancras railway station. crowds have gathered since eurostar have suspended all services to and from london st pancras due to the incident — but now say services will start again soon. passengers are being advised not to travel this morning. south—eastern high speed train services have also been disrupted. let's speak to our news correspondent vishala sri—pathma who is at london st pancras
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station now for us... he had been on the roof all night. do we know at what point to the authorities there, the travel organises down my organisers realise they had a problem? around about 7pm, we first got a report that a man had been sighted on the roof of st pancras. he spent the night there. he has been arrested this morning, and the damage is pretty much done for a lot of the passages that you can see behind me. there are queues and queues, of both in and outside the station, of both people hoping to get on the train today to france or brussels, but their travel plans in disarray, at their travel plans in disarray, at the moment. as you said, eurostar have suspended services, and were meant to resume services at 9:45am. we have not had confirmation yet of that. at the moment, we are pretty hopeful over that. cash they are
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still pretty hopeful over there. -- they are still pretty hopeful over there. presumably on a saturday, still pretty busy, notjust with eu rostar still pretty busy, notjust with eurostar passengers, but all the domestic trains that come from there, as well. the eurostar sells itself on being able to have a weekend in paris. lots of these passengers were hoping to get away for a couple of days. some are returning home. also some work in london, and live in paris or brussels, and they are hoping to get the train back. they are not able to do so at the moment. however, the south eastern railways, they have asked people to direct their roots away from some packers, to go towards victoria or charing cross. cash from saint pancreas. that affects the high—speed route to the station. on the trespasser, there are images on social media of him,
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ofa man are images on social media of him, of a man draped in a are images on social media of him, ofa man draped in a st are images on social media of him, of a man draped in a st george's flag, like i said before, he has been arrested. so services hopefully will get back to speed, soon. thank you very much. psychiatrists are being urged to ask children, who are undergoing mental health assessments, about how long they spend online and what they use social media for. the ‘royal college of psychiatrists‘ says it is concerned about how time spent online impacts mood, sleep, diet and behaviour. mps have called for new regulations to be imposed on platforms such as facebook, twitter and instagram, to protect children from what they call "an online wild west." i'm joined now by dr bernadka dubicka chair of the child and adolescent faculty at the royal college of psychiatrists.
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thank you for being with us this morning. what is the concern? is it that social media may be triggering mental health problems, or that it may contribute to existing problems and exacerbate them ? may contribute to existing problems and exacerbate them? at the moment, the evidence is very limited, but as child psychiatrists, we are seeing increasingly is very vulnerable children and young people coming to us children and young people coming to us coming to us and saying there are affected by what is happening online. for example, depressed young people being bullied online, or having sexting images made public, which can make depression worse. young people may be starting to self—harm connect up with online self—harm connect up with online self—harm forums. that behaviour becomes exacerbated. similarly, with eating disorders, we see people getting advice online and learning to become anorexic. and images that they are saying. there are lots of
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positives to social media and technology. there are lots of support groups out there for young people, and really good resources. but as a child psychiatrists, behalf we are trained professionals trained to enquire and find out about all aspects of a young person's life, and there are —— the online presence isa and there are —— the online presence is a really important aspect of their lives these days. it is important that health professionals are enquiring about what is happening online, and with new technology. are there any aspects of that that are affecting them, and we are there to try and help negotiate them. human beings are fantastically exacerbate are adaptable in a lot of ways. young people —— our fa ntastically ways. young people —— our fantastically adaptable in a lot of ways. you see people switch in and out of languages. is it possible that the young brain, which for older folks like that the young brain, which for olderfolks like me, can't quite
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grasp, and cope with all the pressures of social media, are actually quite able, to handle this extra information flow, the extra demands in place. you are actually right. it is fair to say that most young people will be able to negotiate this online world without any major difficulties. however, it is the most vulnerable young people that are in our society that will be more affected by pressures on them. it is that grouped at the royal couege it is that grouped at the royal college of psychiatrists is particularly concerned about. the online world is here to stay with us, and we need to try and help young people negotiate that, and learn skills how to develop those skills, and young people are proficient at managing this, but it is the vulnerable children and young people we are most concerned about, that might need extra support. thank
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you. it is 10:17am. let's have a look at the headlines. the prime minister looks for ways to bring her eu withdrawal agreement back to the commons for a fourth time after it was defeated by 58 votes yesterday. the bbc understands the pilot of the plane which crashed with footballer emiliano sala on board was not qualified to fly at night. all eurostar trains to and from st pancras are currently suspended due to a trespasser near the tracks. very good morning to you. they ran into the end of the premier league season starts in just a couple of hours. as champions manchester city go to fellaiming hours. as champions manchester city go to fell aiming to regain top spot at craven cottage. phil who are
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second from bottom themselves. liverpool are playing tomorrow. we are privileged to be in a situation, to fight for the titles in almost all competitions. it is an incredible experience, and i don't know how many teams in premier league history in that position are fighting for those titles, i don't know how many were in that position. we are fresh mentally, and we are going to try. so that is the day's first game, at craven cottage this lunchtime. later on, it could be good by huddersfield. as early as march, they will be relegated, if they lose at crystal palace today, and burnley and southampton both win. i am always focusing about the future, of course, we have got to have a long time as a club, and me asa have a long time as a club, and me as a manager. it is about every weekend at the moment. every weekend, we pay the next opponent, and we going there, because we know
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we have prepared ourselves. for the next opponent, and we try and get something out of it. scotland's paul heckingbottom's unbeaten league run at her banyan continues. —— mike at hibs. the win left hibs up to fifth now, so above their edinburgh rivals, herts, for the first time this season. —— hearts. a penalty was given for that file, which was just outside the box. you can see on the replay, jay rodriguez called the spot kick that helps them come from behind. a brilliant strike from jake livermore. there is a mouthwatering tie in golf‘s world match play championship in texas. tiger woods will play rory mcilroy in the last 16. woods was actually down. meanwhile, rory mcilroy continues
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his 100% start with four front line baddies. it is the return of rugby union's european cat champions cup this weekend. the first time both scottish regions feature. glasgow travelled to london to face saracens, while edinburgh host the two—time winners, munster. any challenge cup, sale sharks are through to the semifinal after they won a game with a convincing 20—10 win. sale sharks will face either live bristol in the next round. in by live bristol in the next round. in rugby league super league, there we re rugby league super league, there were wins for the tops two. no stopping st helens. second placed warrington thrashed hull fc. austin scored a couple of tries. after a disappointing race, ferrari are back on top ahead of the bahrain grand prix. they topped the sheets in both
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practice sessions. despite the odd hairy moment, a bit of dizziness for sebastian vettel, but he still clocked the fastest of the day. now, almost twice his age, but roger federer still handed out a tennis lesson to his teenage opponent to reach the final of the miami masters. it is the biggest age gap in any match that roger federer has been involved in. he is actually... he thrashed the canadian teenager 6-2, 6-4. he he thrashed the canadian teenager 6—2, 6—4. he will meet isner in the final. that is all the sport for now. you can find all the stories on the bbc sport website. more for you ina our‘s the bbc sport website. more for you in a our‘s time. president trump has threatened to close the border
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with mexico next week after accusing the country of not doing enough to stop migrants from reaching the us. american border officials say they're struggling to cope with a surge in asylum seekers from central america. mexico's government says it does not respond to threats. lets cross to the gaza strip. and ta ke lets cross to the gaza strip. and take a look at these scenes now. people are gathering to protest. it is coming up to the anna of a summary ofa is coming up to the anna of a summary of a double significant protests last year. cash anniversary. the fighting then before the state was founded, which many palestinians claim denied them and deprive them of land, and belong to theirforebears. israel and deprive them of land, and belong to their forebears. israel say they will not give them that land back. these protests mark the anniversary of the start of those protests, have already sadly claimed their first live over overnight. a young
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palestinian man died. the authorities have confirmed. this is authorities have confirmed. this is a very sensitive border zone, there, on gaza. the gaza strip, which is sort of run by the hamas organisation. they were reporting on friday that the egyptian government had brokered a deal that would allow the protesters to carry out their demonstrations without impeding the security fence which risks than being shot, because of the security risk, the fears the israelis have of them breaching the border. we will be watching the scene in gaza over the coming hours. it is expected that saturday afternoon local time is when the protests... a bbc investigation has discovered that rogue traders are selling tens
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of thousands of pounds worth of receipts and invoices in a black market trade to cheat uk taxes. the dealers, who advertise online, sell authentic documents to enable others to fraudulently claim back vat and reduce the amount of income tax they pay. our special correspondent colin campbell has this exclusive investigation. he wants to sell me £10,000 worth of construction material receipts for £800, and boasts that they can be used to work around paying income tax. an illicit black—market trade, i contacted dealers posing as a self—employed builder, seeking to use the receipts to evade tax and fraudulently claim back vat. with a ring binderfull
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of construction material receipts, this polish builder wanted £2,500 for £30,000 worth of receipts. another rogue trader, this time decorating receipts, which he suggests can be used to fiddle my tax. these guys are essentially committing tax fraud. i showed the footage to a tax expert. it is a crime, because what it is doing is enabling people to reduce their tax bill,
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and their vat bill, illegally, because they haven't actually incurred the expense that they are going to claim for. i found more than a dozen dealers advertising their receipts on uk—based polish classified advertising sites. until now it has been a hidden crime. i think what is new, and i have never seen before, is the selling of receipts, the marketing of receipts, by the internet, via online platforms, the like of which you have shown us today. hmrc say that they are committed to ensuring all companies and individuals pay the right tax at the right time, and will pursue those who fail to do so. all the dealers we spoke to had a ready supply of receipts. i'm actually a journalist from the bbc. but none wanted to discuss their illicit trade. what you are doing is criminal, it's fraudulent.
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you are helping people cheat the tax system, aren't you? vat, self—assessment, you are helping people cheat their tax. you have got £30,000 worth of receipts here. a previously hidden crime now a brazen illicit trade that is hard to combat. another form of tax evasion, cheating the country of much—needed revenue. nine out of ten british universities pay their average female employees less than their average male employees, according to bbc analysis. the data also reveal that nearly all government departments and almost two—thirds of councils also have gender pay—gaps. here's more from our business correspondent rob young. the government wants to close the gender pay gap. it has been asking organisations to take action. for the second year running, public organisations are publishing the gap between what they pay men and women. a bbc analysis suggests most still pay the average man more than the average woman.
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indeed, universities and central government departments have a bigger gender pay gap than the private sector. at universities that gap is 14%. lower than it was, but above last year's national average of 9%. one in three government departments say their pay gap has actually widened compared to last year. although they are trying to do something about it, they are getting it wrong so far. so we really do have to take tougher action on public sector and private sector employers to make plans, to hold them accountable for the plans, and have penalties in place if they do not address the gaps. it is illegal to pay a woman less than a man for doing the same work. so the pay gap highlights differences in working patterns. part—time roles are mainly done by women and there is a lack of women in senior, better paid jobs. england's oldest man has celebrated his 111th birthday. bob weighton from hampshire was born on the 29th of march 1908. mr weighton said he had requested not to have a birthday card
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from the queen in order to save public funds. it was also the birthday of scotland's oldest man alf smith, from perthshire. the men have never met, but they have exchanged birthday cards in recent years. bob says he always gets asked what is his secret to living longer. people ask me for my secret. no, i do not have a secret, i do not keep any secrets. i have no idea. no idea. i told somebody once well, ijust avoid dying. that is very sound advice, you cannot argue with that, can you?! spoiler alert — if you missed the final of masterchef last night and you want to catch up on the final later, then look away now.... after the first ever all—female final, and after competing


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