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hello, you‘re watching afternoon live. i‘m at westminster. today at 2pm. is going to be detrimental to their future survival. tourism they will meetjeremy corbyn at london zoo, it's time in the next half hour to try to get to move the salamander. the hope is to eventually create his help in breaking the brexit deadlock. a breeding population — i welcome the prime minister‘s offer but, highly territorial, for talks, following the meetings for now it's in the tank alone. that i have held with members they don't have scales, across this house, and look forward they have soft skin... to meeting her later today. it's a chance for the public i am always happy to meet party leaders across this house. to learn about one of nature's giants, even if it is a little shy i want to find a way forward. i want to find a way forward that while it gets used to its new home. delivers on the referendum, that delivers brexit and does it rebecca morelle, bbc news. as soon as possible. thejury in the the jury in the trial of the hillsborough match commander david now the weather with tomasz schafernaker. duckenfield fails to reach a verdict ona duckenfield fails to reach a verdict on a manslaughter charge against him. compensation worth about £200 scenes like this is not unusual in million is announced for victims of the windrush scandal. april, a dusting of snow on the the ministry of defence investigates, after daffodils, a good covering in south lanarkshire. some pretty nippy weather around. it's about as cold as it's going to get over the next couple of days. from friday, it's
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looking a bit warmer. today we'll see a lot of these big, towering cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds. you can see these individual clusters of clouds swirling around this low pressure, which has been with us for a couple of days, and it will still be here tomorrow. from friday, it will be slipping away, so the weather will change. today, really nippy in the north west, strong winds, gale force. in the south, a changeable day, but changeable wherever you are. tonight and into tomorrow, a whole area of showers heading towards south—western parts of england, southern wales, into the south west midlands, and with the sort of temperatures overnight i wouldn't be surprised if there is some wet snow covering the hills. in most towns and cities, it will almost certainly be rain for the watch out for icy patches. here is thursday's weather forecast, with that low pressure still with us. it is stationary across the uk,
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churning the clouds around and around and into the centre of the low, which is somewhere around wales on thursday. some showers again. better weather in eastern areas on thursday, with more sunshine, and then as we head into friday that low pressure starts to ever so slowly drift out towards the atlantic, down towards the south—west, but only lightly so. with that, the wind direction changes, so we will see winds blowing out of the continent, and this yellow is slightly milder air, so the blue is the colder air, the yellow is milder, and with the winds it looks like, given a bit of sunshine in central areas, the weather could be decent, and we expect the sunshine as far north as scotland, and temperatures will be up scotland, and temperatures will be up to 13, may be 14. scotland, and temperatures will be up to 13, may be 1a. still some splodges of blue. we are not done with the low pressure yet, still bringing us potentially hail and a bit of thunder flip all that mild airforthe
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bit of thunder flip all that mild airfor the weekend in bit of thunder flip all that mild air for the weekend in the continent will be heading in our direction, so temperatures will rise to double figures. 17 may be, on sunday in london, but on the north sea coast, when we have a wind blowing out of the east on that coast, it tends to remain pretty nippy. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime theresa may is preparing to meetjeremy corbyn, to try to forge an agreement over brexit which could break the deadlock in parliament. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. i think we can cross to brussels where the president of the european commission jean—claude juncker speaking. translation: thank you, president,
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ladies and gentlemen, president and office of counsel. what has happened in westminster these last few days strengthened my conviction that the best way is ratification of the withdrawal agreement as approved by the uk government and endorsed by this parliament, and also by the european council. ten days ago the european council. ten days ago the european council. ten days ago the european council followed the request of the extension of article 50 until the 22nd of may on the condition the house of commons approve the withdrawal deal before the 29th of march. unfortunately, that did not happen. making reference to the statement by the prime minister of the uk last night, i see that we have a few days left.
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if the uk is in a position of approving the withdrawal deal with a viable majority by the 12th of april than the uk, in that case, the european union would also accept a extension until the 22nd of may. 12th of april is the final date for a possible approval. the house of commons does not adopt a stance before that date, no extension, no short—term extension will be possible. after the 12th of april we run the risk ofjeopardising the correct running of the european elections and the correct functioning of the european union. the withdrawal agreement has always been a compromise. a balanced
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compromise which has enabled both parties to partially obtain what they wanted but not everything they wanted. it is with that kind of compromise that the european union has been built from the beginning. it is that kind of compromise that has enabled the european project to move on and it is that kind of compromise that we need now. a great pa rt compromise that we need now. a great part of the debate in the house of commons has been about the future relationship between the eu and the uk. the eu is prepared to add a certain degree of flexibility to the political declaration in order to open the door to a close partnership between the eu and the uk in the future. we are open to a whole canopy of different options. it could be a free trade agreement, it
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could be a free trade agreement, it could be a customs union or a european economic area. we have been open since the beginning. we see this in the political declaration. the eu is prepared to begin discussions, negotiations on our future partnership are soon as the withdrawal deal is signed, even before the ink is dry. the commission team is ready to go. my friend michel barnier, a chief negotiator, is ready and i would like to see the same level of preparation on the side of the uk. whether or not that happens depends entirely on the uk. european council has given all the necessary time and space to the uk to take this decision. i believe a no deal on the
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12th of april at midnight has become a scenario which looks more and more likely. it is not what i want but we have made sure that the eu is ready to face up to that situation. we have been preparing since december 2017, all we have always known that the logical of article 50 makes no deal a default option. we have known for a long time what the balance of power is in the house of commons. the commission has published 91 notes on brexit preparation, 32 legislative proposals, three communications. we have been to each one of the 27 member states to help them to prepare. we have organised
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72 seminars with member states. he measures the member states and ourselves have taken will attenuate the harshest impact of the shock of a the harshest impact of the shock of 3110 the harshest impact of the shock of a no deal. they offer true protection. they will guarantee that citizens of the eu and the uk will continue to live and work wherever they reside now. it will make sure that aeroplanes will continue to be able to and we have adapted our financial instruments in order to assist the fishing sector. we have determined the mechanisms which will enable us to continue our police cooperation and we have taken all necessary measures to attenuate the disruption in financial markets. the measures we have taken are temporary in nature. they are unilateral. they
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will protect the key interest of the union at least until the end of the year. but the disturbances suffered by citizens, businesses and honest all sectors will be unavoidable. the uk will be more affected than the eu because a managed or negotiated no deal does not exist any more so than a transition period for a no deal whatever happens the uk will have to respond to the three main questions of the separation. one, citizens‘ rights. they must be respected and protected. two, the uk will have to continue to honour its financial commitments taken as a member state and three, eight solution will have to be found for the island of
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ireland preserving peace and the single market. the uk must respect the spirit and the letter of the good friday agreement. note withdrawal agreement does not mean no commitment and the three questions i have just no commitment and the three questions i havejust mentioned will not disappear overnight. they will constitute strict conditions for rebuilding trust and launching discussions on the future. next, —— next week in the european council we will hear theresa may, the prime minister, explaining her intentions and we will decide what to do. the principles that will guide my action are limpid. we will work together, member states and the european union
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will work together to avoid a no deal situation until the last minute. the only ones that would benefit from a no deal are those that are against a world order based on rules. the only ones that will be the populists and nationalists. the only ones who will be delighted will be those who wish to weaken the european union and of course, the uk. the eu will not expel any member state. we will do everything possible to avoid a disorganised exit. working together with the governments of the 27 and european
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parliament, encouraging them to do the same, including the uk. it is the same, including the uk. it is the first time i have read a speech in this parliament because i believe each and every word has its importance. thank you for listening to me. you are listening to the president of the european commission, jean—claude juncker. president of the european commission, jean-claude juncker. he was echoing what michel barnier said yesterday that no deal by april the 12th appears more likely. he said it is not what he wants but that is the feared scenario. in the meantime there has been a tweet put out by there has been a tweet put out by the european commission, it is in french but translates roughly as, if the uk is in a position to ratify the uk is in a position to ratify the withdrawal agreement between now and april the 12th, the eu should be prepared to give it a delay until may the 22nd. it is in fact not in french, it is in english and there it is, very clear. these details
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coming from the european commission. i‘ve got some more news, from the house of commons with the home secretary has been on his feet speaking about the windrush compensation scheme. your member thousands of people called the windrush generation who because of a lack of official papers were wrongly deported or forced out lack of official papers were wrongly deported orforced out of lack of official papers were wrongly deported or forced out of a job or lost access to benefits, mrjavid said the scheme will cost the government about £200 million. i think we can cross over to the house of commons where the home secretary is still on his feet. what we have set out to do is to make sure justice is done, do it in the fa i rest justice is done, do it in the fairest way possible and if there are exceptional circumstances for people and how you pay compensation we will take that into account. we‘ll the home office fund independent legal advice for those windrush citizens who may not be able to navigate the home office
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website system or may feel entirely unable to approach it department directly which has so comprehensively breached their trust? we have, as i mentioned a little earlier, try to make this as simple as we can, to navigate it with the guidance. if anyone finds it in that circumstance i would suggest the first thing they do is copy free phone number. 66 of the immigrants carried were in fact polish nationals, mostly relatives of the allies. they or their descendants been involved or consulted in any way during this process 7 consulted in any way during this process? i do not have a list of eve ryo ne process? i do not have a list of everyone who responded to the consultation. there was 1400. i know it was wide ranging and we had responses from many different nationalities. at the risk of a further windrush, as hundreds of
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thousands of eu citizens right and missed the deadline, will he accept the cross—party calls to enshrine the cross—party calls to enshrine the rights and law to avoid this situation? it is precisely because we wa nt situation? it is precisely because we want to avoid another windrush situation that it cannot be sufficient just to situation that it cannot be sufficientjust to enshrine rights in law. what is needed with the eu settle m e nt in law. what is needed with the eu settlement scheme is a proper process of documentation from day one. order, presentation of bill.. employment rights. studio: we are about to leave the house of commons with the home secretary making a statement about compensation for the windrush generation. a jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of david duckenfield — the poice officer who was the match commander on the day of the hillsborough disaster. the former chief superintendent denies the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 liverpool fans. graham mackrell, who was
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sheffield wednesday‘s club secretary at the time, has been found guilty of a health and safety offence. we can talk to our corresponding to is at preston crown court. the families have been coming out of the court hearing this afternoon hugging each other, saying the news is still sinking in. some of them are saying they are disappointed there has been no outcome in that gross negligence manslaughter charge because this has been a long road. over the past 30 yea rs been a long road. over the past 30 years there have been two inquests, an independent enquiry, a private prosecution and this trial at preston crown court where david duckenfield is also being told today that the crown prosecution service is seeking a retrial. in parliament today an mp raised a point of order
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suggesting it was unfair for his constituent to face another trial. let‘s remind ourselves of what the jury let‘s remind ourselves of what the jury had heard over the past 11 weeks. they heard that david duckenfield twice refused a request to open gates to relieve the crush. he after a final appeal but did not consider the consequences of his actions. 2000 fans flooded through an open gate, down a tunnel into pens that were already packed. the jury pens that were already packed. the jury also heard david duckenfield himself in the 2015 inquest said i probably was not the best man for thejob on the probably was not the best man for the job on the day. he probably was not the best man for thejob on the day. he did not probably was not the best man for the job on the day. he did not give evidence in this trial but his lawyer said he has not been treated asa lawyer said he has not been treated as a normal person, but as a target of blame. he said the hillsborough stadium was potentially lethal. he said it is like giving a captain a ship that is already thinking and judging him on how well he feels it. a guilty verdict today for its
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69—year—old graham mackrell. the jury 69—year—old graham mackrell. the jury had said to him you did not provide enough turnstiles on the day. the dairy herds just seven of some 10,000 fans in the area where the crushing occurred. we havejust heard a statement from operation resolve to, the investigation into what happened, ingrid‘s longest running police investigation. is it we will continue to work with and support the crown prosecution service. we recognise how challenging this process is for all concerned and we will continue to keep people informed and updated. many thanks. in algeria, the president abdelaziz bouteflika has resigned with immediate effect after 20 years in power. this follows weeks of protests against his earlier decision to stand for a fifth term in office. our diplomatic correspondent james landale looks back on his presidency.
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abdelaziz bouteflika was the central figure of algerian politics for almost half a century. and for the last two decades he was the country‘s president. for many algerians, the only leader they had known. he was a veteran of the country‘s war of independence against france and like many young fighters, he joined the new government, serving as the country‘s foreign minister, aged just 26. and for more than ten years, in the 19605 and 70s, he championed non—aligned countries across africa. but it was algeria‘s bloody civil war in the 19905 that brought him to power. hundreds of thousands of people died in the fighting with islamist extremists. bouteflika was elected president in 1999 with the support of the army, with the primary aim of negotiating an end to the conflict. when the fighting stopped he brought some political and, for a time,
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economic stability to algeria, outlasting many other world leaders, winning successive elections, in part by trying to establish some independence from the army. translation: the army knows i'm not a spineless politician. in fact i have a very strong backbone. i am not the kind of man to be manipulated in any way. bouteflika ruled with the support of a group of generals, businessmen and politicians, known as the povoir or the power. and that worked while oil and gas revenues were high. but over the years algeria‘s economy declined with many people accusing the government of corruption and mismanagement, with millions left unemployed. six years ago the president suffered a stroke and can now hardly walk or talk. an ailing figurehead for the country‘s increasingly divided elite.
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algeria‘s young population began to lose patience with the regime that they felt was unable to reform. so when bouteflika announced he would seek a fifth term they took to the streets to say, enough was enough. president bouteflika‘s resignation marks the end of an era for algeria. the question now is whether it will pave the way to the political and economic change that the people seem to want. james landale, bbc news. we were hearing early from the president of the european commission jean—claude juncker and talks are due to take place in between the prime minister and jeremy corbyn. that ticket lie to the house of commons and to our chief political correspondent, young. you have been to it labour party briefing, what
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has been said? a bit more detail about the meetings and how they will work. the prime minister meeting jeremy corbyn at 2:30pm today. he will be accompanied by nick brown, the chief whip for labour, by their brexit spokesman and the business books on. the prime minister will have stephen barclay, and her chief whip there. it is about trying to find a compromise on detail but taking it to the house of commons to get it through. they both need to know they have their mps behind them when it comes to what they are asking for. for labour it will be some difficulty about another referendum. is that one of the things thatjeremy corbyn will be pushing hard for? or will he focus more on the idea of a customs union. the prime minister today asked about her red lines, that she was willing to compromise. she said they were
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going into it constructively. the crucial view on freedom of movement, she said was we were aware of her views on that. the implication is that it with something she was not willing to compromise. or go back on brexit altogether. they said they we re brexit altogether. they said they were approaching it constructively. she will also meet the first minister of scotland, nicola sturgeon, at 4:15pm today. after that we do not know. if they manage to getan that we do not know. if they manage to get an agreement it has to be quick because of this deadline of next week. the european emergency summit were theresa may will have to ask for another delay to brexit and crucially explain why she wants it. they will have to have an agreement with jeremy corbyn they will have to have an agreement withjeremy corbyn and if that they will have to have an agreement with jeremy corbyn and if that fails the government has said it will hold a series of votes on exit alternatives. that will be put to a vote and the government will abide by those results. thank you so much.
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there will be much more on this endlessly moving story on afternoon live with simon mccoy. growing resistance to antibiotics has been called "the greatest threat to human health" in the 21st century. public health england say the problem is primarily down to the drugs being over prescribed, meaning they become less effective at fighting dangerous bacteria. now a team of researchers believe there may be hope, in the form of honey. tim muffett reports. i was gravely ill, gravely ill. when debbie contracted a urinary tract infection, she assumed antibiotics would take care of it, but things went downhill fast. i developed sepsis, where your body kind of goes into overdrive and it attacks itself. they started pumping antibiotics into me and then as each day passed, they found that antibiotic was not working and i was deteriorating day by day. why weren‘t those antibiotics working? they found that i had
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anti—microbial resistance. it is becoming more and more common, which is what the alarming thing is and why they have to do something. anti—microbial resistance is what happens when microorganisms such as these bacteria evolve and antibiotics can no longer kill them. anti—microbial resistance is predicted to kill more people than cancer by 2050, and if we get to the stage where we have no working antibiotics, it would essentially mean the end of modern medicine. rich search started with a curious question of why bacteria cannot survive in a beehive. one of the main reasons for that is the natural antimicrobial properties of honey. honey has been used as a treatment for infection for centuries, it contains natural antibiotics, which can kill bacteria. the problem is, it‘s sticky, which means it‘s very difficult to use in surgery or on a wound.
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we're taking it from something that is thick and sticky and turning it into sprays, creams and powders, that can be easily applied to lots of different parts of the body. honey based medical gel has already been developed. the team here want to take that idea further. this is our simulated wound, it's killing the bacteria. here we have our emulsion, that has got the droplets of the honey, and this could be used preventively as well, so before a surgeon makes an incision. would that work potentially as well as an antibiotic prescribed by a doctor? yeah, so this is an alternative to using antibiotics, and what is really promising about this honey is that it has already been shown to kill bacteria that are resistant to conventional antibiotics, such as the superbug, mrsa. the six antibiotics tried on debbie did work, but she very nearly died and she welcomes another approach to fighting infection. part of being a survivor is the fact that so many
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people do not make it. we have to support research so that we find other methods of treating infections. it‘s hoped that if funding is found, these products will be brought to medical trial in the next few years. tim muffett, bbc news. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with tomasz schafernaker. another chilly day today with some hail, sleet and even snow in a couple of places. the odd crack of thunder but sunshine to the very changeable day. the west of the weather will be in the north—west of the country and a strong wind. tonight we are looking at this area of cloud, rain and wintry weather moving into wales, the south—west of the country are nudging into parts of the midlands for the rush hour on thursday, that could mean some wet snow lying around. mostly out on the
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help not exclusively. so improvement in the weather for it tomorrow with some sunshine for a couple of places but in the south—west we will continue with showers, pretty dab in the far north of scotland too. the good news is as we head towards the end of the week there is light with the end of the tunnel and things are starting to warm up. by the weekend it could be over the mid teens. bye bye.
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