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the headlines. a report into last month's ethiopian airlines crash which killed 157 people found the pilots were not to blame. the crew performed all the tonight at six... the ethiopian airlines crash — procedures repeatedly provided by the pilots were not to blame, according to investigators. the manufacturer but was not able to 157 people were killed in the crash last month. control the aircraft. a preliminary report says boeing — the makers of the plane — more talks between labour and the have to review their flight—control technology. government to find a way forward on the crew performed all brexit. downing street says they the procedures repeatedly, we re brexit. downing street says they were detailed and productive and both sides hope to meet again provided by the manufacturer, but was not able to tomorrow. control the aircraft. the german chancellor goes to dublin to talk with the irish prime we'll be asking what these minister about the possibility of a findings mean for boeing. also tonight: no—deal brexit. in the event of a new deal where the brexit diplomacy — uk crashes out without an agreement, the german chancellor, angela merkel, visits dublin. it is not possible quite frankly to have a clear the irish border issue on the agenda. back home, the new mothers recovering from severe psychosis, and the outreach workers helping them. it's a really lovely part of the job
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to see someone get better. to save someone‘s life? and save someone‘s life. what's that you're eating? a new study shows that poor diet is now a bigger killer worldwide than smoking. it's bigger than the film and music businesses combined — it's the baftas for the video games industry. and coming up on bbc news... after more pyrotechnics thrown onto the pitch in the scottish premiership, we take a look at some of the off—field controversies which have been hampering football this year. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the pilots of the ethiopian airlines
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flight which crashed last month, killing all 157 people on board, followed all the procedures recommended by the plane's manufacturers. that's the conclusion of a preliminary report by ethiopian investigators. the country's transport minister described how the boeing 737 max repeatedly nosedived, despite the pilots‘ best efforts. the plane's anti—stall software is at the centre of an investigation into a fatal 737 max crash in indonesia last year. boeing says it'll review the report and take all necessary steps to enhance aircraft safety. here's our transport correspondent, tom burridge. harrowing details today of the final moments before this ethiopian airlines boeing 737 max permitted into the ground. seconds after take—off, and automatic anti—stall mechanism was pushing the plane down, the pilots wrestled to pull
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up. but like the crew in the same type of plane which crashed earlier in similar circumstances, they were unable to bring the plane under control. at one point, the ethiopian crew followed the procedure outlined by boeing but could not stop the plane nosediving a grain. -- again. the crew performed or the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer, but was not able to control the aircraft. 346 people killed. in two similar crashes involving boeing's latest short—haul aircraft. the max is the latest version of the very popular 737. new heavy engines make it more fuel—efficient, but in flight, their weight and position forced the plane's nose up a bit. if the angle of light becomes too high, a plane can of light becomes too high, a plane ca n stall of light becomes too high, a plane can stall and crash. so boeing designed a computer system on the
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max which automatically pushes the nose down. before the max was grounded commit that system relied onjust one of grounded commit that system relied on just one of two sensors at the front of the aircraft which calculate the angle at which the plane is flying. but in both crashes, the data from that censor was incorrect. so as crashes, the data from that censor was incorrect. so as we crashes, the data from that censor was incorrect. so as we have shown up was incorrect. so as we have shown up you, the computer system thought the plane was at high angle of attack when in fact it wasn't. look attack when in fact it wasn't. look at what happens when the system kicks in. it was designed to do that but, instead, it wrongly caused the plane to nosedive. unaware of what was happening, the pilots pulled up, but the system was designed to reactivate again and again. and within minutes, they had lost control. she had leadership written all over her. she had compassion in an intellectually rigorous way. everybody loved her. the great—niece of ralph nader was on the ethiopian
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airlines flight, famous for battling and beating big multinationals over safety, he now plans to take boeing to court. usually, airlines and aircraft manufacturers get away with aircraft manufacturers get away with a quick settlement, a little bit of a quick settlement, a little bit of a public relations problem. my message to boeing is, don't think this is going to happen again. and the responsibility will start with the responsibility will start with the ceo and the managers that made this critically fatal decision for over 350 innocent people. you can see the aircraft is now in quite a steep dive. that is the effect... captain chris brady has 18 years of experience flying the 737 max. that is the stall warning democrat he thinks the processes by which the planes are modified and certified need to be reviewed. it is the processes which are flawed. and the processes should be catching these kind of developments. boeing says safety is at the core of
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everything it does. with hundreds grounded and thousands of orders are nice, it is working to modify this plane to make it safer, but some will question whether it should have been signed off to fly. our correspondent is outside the headquarters of boeing in washington, what more can you tell is about boeing's reaction? george commit boeing is facing one of the biggest crisis its 103 year history and they say they are still working on an update for the software on board the boeing. yesterday, they undertook a second demonstration flight with undertook a second demonstration flight with that new software commit the ceo of boeing was on board. they started working on that software update after the indonesian crash, which begs the obvious question, why wasn't more urgency attached to that project and why were more alert is not sent out to pilots talking about this potential problem 7
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not sent out to pilots talking about this potential problem? and it is not just boeing under scrutiny, this potential problem? and it is notjust boeing under scrutiny, it is the american air regulator as well. head of the 737 max commit boeing praised the federal aviation administration full—screen lining the certification process. now, did that streamlining mean that safety standards were compromised ? that streamlining mean that safety standards were compromised? nick, thank you very much. the german chancellor, angela merkel, has arrived in dublin for talks with the irish prime minister about the brexit deadlock. it comes just days after leo varadkar held discussions with his french counterpart, emmanuel macron, in paris. after the meeting, mr varadkar described the german leader as "a strong ally of ireland". our ireland correspondent, emma vardy, reports. through ireland's green fields, a key eu leader arrives. angela merkel‘s visit comes amid warnings the possibility of the uk leaving without any deal has increased. and there's growing speculation over whether ireland could be asked to budge.
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we will do everything in order to prevent a no—deal brexit, britain crashing out of the european union, but we have to do this together, with the united kingdom. officials have been keen to portray this visit as a show of support, not a sign that ireland is under pressure, but germany and other eu countries too will want concrete answers soon over how the irish border — the eu's new frontier — is going to work. food producers are looking at what's on the brexit horizon for the goods they sell. and this week, uk potato firms were told they could no longer export to the eu if there's no deal. new eu approval would be needed once we're outside the club. sleepless nights, er, wondering, what are we are going to do? contingency plans,
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we've some in place. but potentially, what could happen is, we would have to downsize the business. border communities have been gathering in recent days to mark their growing frustration and fear. ireland hasn't revealed how checks will be carried out while keeping an open border, the foundation of this island's relatively recent peace. i vividly remember what it was like. and i say, as a young fella, we would have spent most of our sundays filling in these roads that i'm talking about. the roads would be blown up. these people have genuine fears about this border reappearing again. so, would a customs union with the eu help solve the problem? it would remove the need for checks to ensure goods coming into ireland had all their duties paid, but products would still have to be examined to make sure they meet eu rules. and a customs union could mean
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the uk is restricted from striking new trade deals of its own. thousands of potatoes from the uk are sent to ireland every week. i think we're alljust worn out with it, because it'sjust... it's the chopping and the changing, nobody has a clue. without a deal, the eu has warned potatoes are just one of a number of british exports that could be disrupted overnight. emma vardy, bbc news, dublin. a second day of talks between teams from the government and the labour party have come to an end with plans for more discussions tomorrow. our political editor laura kuenssberg is in westminster for political editor laura kuenssberg is in westminsterfor us. political editor laura kuenssberg is in westminster for us. so, political editor laura kuenssberg is in westminsterfor us. so, third day of talks, what are we to make of that? well, george, i don't think these talks have got the answer to some of those anxieties we were hearing from northern ireland. people with genuine concerns about what will happen today. their livelihoods and their families in the next few weeks or so. but from
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both sides tonight, there is a sense that these talks were constructive, they were very amicable, but they we re they were very amicable, but they were also serious. and both sides are getting into the guts of both their different versions of brexit. it is also not the case that both sides don't have anything in common. sometimes privately, people in both parties will admit that actually, there are quite a lot of similarities with the kind of outcomes they want to achieve. certainly, different emphasis, but they are not as far apart as all the screaming and shouting in parliament would sometimes suggest. but that's it, i think it is too early to say that theresa may's team and jeremy corbyn's team are on the verge of some kind of breakthrough at this point. the clock is ticking down very, very hard now, both sides are taking this extremely seriously. this is not just taking this extremely seriously. this is notjust some kind of political stunt, but we are not yet at the point where they are about to come out of the cabinet office's grand building on whitehall and say, here come the british public, we have found their way through. laura,
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thank you very much. voting is under way in newport west. the parliamentary by—election was triggered by the death of the labour mp, paul flynn. eleven candidates are standing. the result is expected in the early hours of tomorrow morning. there's been a dramatic drop in signs of cervical cancer among women in scotland who were given the vaccine for human papillomavirus, or hpv. the finding comes in reasearch published in the british medicaljournal. a uk—wide immunisation programme was introduced for girls aged 12—13 ten years ago. lorna gordon has more. laura mcadam discovered she had cervical cancer in her early 30s. doctors had noticed changes in the cells in her cervix when she went for a routine smear. the hpv vaccine fights the infection which is linked to most cervical cancer cases. laura says she wishes it had been available to her. definitely, iwould, yep,
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take it in a heartbeat. if it's going to stop anybody going through what i went through, then it's worth doing it. all school—age girls are routinely offered the hpv vaccine. this study tracked the health of nearly 140,000 girls in scotland who'd been offered it. the uptake here has been high, about 90%. researchers looked at the first smear tests of those receiving the vaccine and found a 90% reduction in precancerous cervical abnormalities. this vaccine has exceeded our expectations, in that respect. i think in 20 to 30 years' time, we'll look back and see — if the uptake stays nice and high — that we've potentially eliminated this cervical cancer. across the uk, 849 women died of cervical cancer in 2016. it's one of the most common cancers in women under 35. but hpv is also linked to other cancers — including those of the head and neck — and later this year, the hpv vaccine will be routinely offered notjust to girls,
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but to all school—age boys in scotland too. as part of her treatment, laura had to have a hysterectomy and lymph nodes removed. she still has a scan every six months. she urges those eligible to have the vaccine, and for women to go for their smear tests, as a smear test saved her life. laura gordon, bbc news. the time is nearly a quarter past six. our top story this evening: the pilots of the ethiopian airlines plane that crashed last month carried out all the correct procedures before the plane went down — that's according to a preliminary report. taking one for the team — gareth southgate pays tribute to his players, as he collects an 0be at buckingham palace. the fall—out from the weekend's old firm continues with celtic captain scott brown and rangers manager steven gerrard both facing punishment after what was another fiesty affair at celtic park.
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last night we reported on the plight of new mothers dealing with severe psychosis, a condition that poses risks for both mothers and their babies. more than 1,000 women each year in england and wales are affected by it. tonight we look at what happens to these mothers when they get home after a stay at specialist mother and baby units. the nhs is expanding its community support service and tonight our correspondent jeremy cooke follows the 0utreach team around devon. one of the leading killers of women in the postnatal period is suicide, still. women have killed their children. meet amanda, bringing specialist life—saving mental health support out into the community. to people like cat. he'sjust dropping all
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of his on the floor! who is mum to flo and to baby barney. i couldn't shut my eyes because it was like a rapid flicker book of sexual abuse of the kids, the kids being injured, the kids being ill, contamination, harming myself, killing myself. cat is talking about postpartum psychosis, which some mums get after having a baby. every time i pushed one thought away, a worse one came in and replaced it, and i was done. i was done with life. i was spent, i had nothing left. how are you doing today? last night we saw how some women like cat need specialist treatment in hospital wards called mother and baby units, but that's only part of the treatment. a woman shouldn't be disadvantaged by where they live, so that we should be bringing these services to them. amanda's job takes her across south—west england. and to her first visit of the day. how are you doing?
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i'm a bit low. steph has baby twins and a toddler. is there anything in particular you're not coping with? ijust wake up in the morning and i think, how am i going to do another day? what does it mean that your brain goes? the voices creep in and tell me what a bad job i'm doing. sometimes i think someone else would be doing a betterjob than me. steph is getting stronger, almost ready to be discharged. this is a lady that we had referred to us... amanda is at the weekly meeting. she is having thoughts of throwing the baby across the room... the team of professionals deciding who can be helped in the community and who needs to come into the mother and baby unit. i spent the whole time on the unit trying to figure out ways that i could hurt myself, so i ended up being sectioned. it got so low that i found myself trying to hang myself whilst
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he was asleep in the cot. and it was at that point that i think something inside of me flipped. cat is on the mend. back home, but still a patient. you have worked so hard on your recovery. . . now she wants to tell her story to help other mums believe that they too can get better. amanda has met all of my family, so my parents and partner, she knows the children. i had a slight relapse about four weeks ago, amanda was here for three hours sat holding my hand whilst i was in bed, by my side. it's a really lovely part of the job to see someone get better. to save someone's life. and save someone's life, their relationship, relationships with their children, relationships with their partners. being a mum is hard. being a mum when you have got mental
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health difficulties is really hard. and if you haven't got somebody that you can talk to who doesn'tjudge you, who has got your back, who holds that hope for you, then you have none at all. when you have none at all. it would be impossible. you don't want my help? campaigners describe the expansion of nhs care for people like cat as a game changer. convinced that more mums in crisis will regain their health, their hope, theirfuture. it saved my life. if it wasn't for them, i don't think i would be here now. and the kids? they might not have a mum.
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that was cat, ending that report from jeremy cooke. for details of organisations which offer advice and support with pregnancy—related issues, go online to how healthy is your diet? according toa how healthy is your diet? according to a new report in the lancet, poor diet is responsible for one in five premature deaths worldwide. sarah campbell has been looking at the details. this report by researchers from the university of washington is pretty startling. their analysis found the daily food we eat is a bigger killer globally than smoking. around the world 11 million people die prematurely because of their dietand die prematurely because of their diet and having compared different countries, researchers found that
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salt whether inbred or processed meals short and the most lives. what is the picture in britain? we have the 23rd lowest mortality rate due to poor diet, bottom of the table is uzbekistan and at the top is israel. mediterranean countries have a very strong culture of eating very healthy dietary patterns so typically including plenty of fish, plenty of vegetables and not much of the processed meat, not as much red meat. so i think we can really learn from that. it's not that we have to eat like people injapan or like people in italy but we can learn from those healthy dietary patterns and apply them to the foods we like to eat here. in the uk in 2017 the study estimates 14% of deaths were related to diet, so how to decrease that percentage? the report concludes more important than cutting out the problem foods is eating much more whole grains, nuts and seeds and fruit and vegetables. sarah, thank you. england manager gareth southgate has been to buckingham palace today to collect his 0be
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from prince charles. speaking after the ceremony, he dedicated the honour to his team. 0ur sports correspondent natalie pirks reports. after becoming an unlikely fashion icon last summer, gareth southgate joked he would never wear a waistcoat again. but a call from the palace requires a smart approach. it's a privilege to be the england manager and to receive an award from the royalfamily is... i'm a very proud royal fan so that was very special and, yes, a moment that will live with me forever. his 0be is for services to football, a recognition of three decades in the game that culminated in him becoming the first england manager in 28 years to reach a world cup semifinal in russia. with england today up to fourth in the world rankings, the youthful evolution under southgate has been quite something, but he's not done yet. we have talked about trying
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to become the number one team in the world and that has to be our aim, so to go from 15th to fourth might have been easier than the next step, and there are some teams that are behind us that will be working extra hard to try to bridge that gap as well. so we're improving and we're enjoying thatjourney and we have got to keep doing it. if that journey sees england win a trophy, southgate could well be back here for an upgrade. natalie pirks, bbc news, buckingham palace. we have seen some dramatic moments in the house of commons this week but what happened today was unusual even by those standards. just listen to this. that was the sound of water flooding into the press gallery and then the chamber. proceedings were brought to a close two hours early. a driving instructor who had his instagram name taken away and given to prince harry and meghan feels flattered but also annoyed.
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kevin keiley had been using @sussexroyal because he supports reading fc — nicknamed the royals — and he lives in west sussex. but he found out on tuesday that instagram had given his name to the royal couple. it's the most prestigious night of the year for the british gaming industry which, according to the trade body, is now worth a record £5.7 billion. and with one in three of us playing some form of mobile, console or computer game every day, the industry has become more lucrative than movies and music combined. steffan powell is in central london where the bafta game awards are taking place. yes, the global stars of the gaming industry are all here on the red carpet after —— at the bafta games awards. the developers who come up with the ideas for the games, they are here, as are the performers who bring the games to life and they are hoping to walk away with one of those iconic golden masks that recognises their achievements in the
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last 12 months. you're a wanted man, mr morgan... blockbuster releases like red dead redemption 2, nominated for six baftas, have helped achieve this week's record sales figures. we've got lawmen in three different states after us. but with more success comes more scrutiny, and as the industry celebrates tonight, it will also no doubt take a moment to think about some of the issues it's having to deal with. assassin's creed 0dyssey is up for best game, and gives you the option to choose your gender, in a story—focused release. it's an important step in making games more inclusive, according to one of the actors shortlisted for best performer. when the news first came out about how you could now choose, and i saw the enthusiasm by the players and the fans, i thought, wow, this is really interesting, i never thought this would resonate this much, so the absolute freedom that they had and the excitement they had because of it, it was absolutely wonderful, and i'm hoping there will be a lot more of it in the future.
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more and more games, these days, are focusing on online play, and stamping out abusive behaviour is top of the agenda for many developers, like rare, whose pirate adventure, sea of thieves, is up for best evolving and best multiplayer game. it is totally our responsibility as developers to create the right type of experiences, and influence people to behave in the right type of way. you know, anything to do with online social behaviour, i think that is totally our kind of place to set the right example, and, you know, the more we can do tojust influence human behaviour in a positive way, i think, the better it makes the world for everyone. not of this realm, but there's no mistaking it. getting it right on issues like these, and others, such as addiction and gambling, is a must for those who make, perform and sell games, if they expect the industry to keep growing at the rate it has been. stefan powell, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes.
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it has been a chilly one today for some of us it has been a chilly one today for some of us across it has been a chilly one today for some of us across parts of the midlands and also into wales. we have scene a good covering of snow in shropshire. it has been cold as well, temperatures in powys got to three degrees this afternoon. rain and swirling around our area of low pressure. as we go through this evening that area of more persistent rain will spread into northern ireland but we have another pulse of heavy rain spreading in later tonight. with this cloud and rain in western areas it's not too cold with temperatures around 5 degrees. further east with clearer spells quite a chilly night, then into tomorrow our area of low pressure south—westwards and we start to draw southerly winds from france. france has had a cool spell of weather as well and it will be boosting temperatures a little. friday, rain
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again, northern ireland to start the day, and for south—west wales and england, the more further east you go, the drier the weather gets. above average for the time of year in edinburgh. the weekend is a mixed bag weather—wise, we still have quite a lot of cloud around. there will be some drier weather but rain at times and temperatures on the rise again. the forecast for saturday and we have a lot of low cloud, thick enough to bring some drizzle, with the best of the weather further west. a big improvement in the weather for northern ireland, with drier weather temperatures should reach 11 celsius but you could see heavy showers coming in for sunday across the east. thank you, chris. that's all from the bbc news at six.
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