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a two minutes silence will commence. organ music plays lam the i am the resurrection and the life, says the lord. those who believe in the... it will be conducted by the dean of southwark, who will no welcome the congregation at the start of the service. many hundreds of police officers, as you can see, outside southwark cathedral. they have come from all over the country. a few
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moments ago, those who could not make it to the capital this afternoon paid their respects to pc keith palmer with a two—minute silence held outside police stations gci’oss silence held outside police stations across the country. there will be tributes to pc palmer throughout the service this afternoon. it is a full police funeral, but also a very private, very personal time for his friends and his family. some 50 members of pc palmer's family at southwark cathedral this afternoon. lam southwark cathedral this afternoon. iamjoined southwark cathedral this afternoon. i am joined here in westminster by roy ramm, former commander of specialist operations at scotland yard. please share your thoughts with us. i thinkjust seeing the crowd there, recognising the uniforms, slight radiation is in
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uniforms, slight radiation is in uniforms, from across the country, speaks volumes about the poignancy of this tragic event. also seeing the officers and the members of the civil staff standing outside the lease buildings across the country, this is an event which took place in parliament, but spread far across the uk. it's impact is very significant. today is a milestone in policing history. the fact that keith palmer's body was allowed to rest in the palace of westminster. the recognition of his heroism today by the royal family in allowing him to remain there, the dignity of the procession, colleagues in the special escort group taking his body through central london, and to see so through central london, and to see so many colleagues standing outside
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southwark cathedral with tears in their eyes, and their heads bowed, thinking about keith palmer, but also thinking about themselves and their own families. as dignified a sendoff as the uk could give to this very brave and dignified police officer. it is hard to overstate the importance of this to other police officers' families, because they will be thinking about what their dad does every day. these guys and these girls are standing out here today lining the streets, and indeed across the country, when they get home this evening, i have no doubt there will be hugs, and people saying, i there will be hugs, and people saying, lam there will be hugs, and people saying, i am glad you are home. it is just saying, i am glad you are home. it isjust a reminder of saying, i am glad you are home. it is just a reminder of the threats to policing on a day—to—day basis. yes, this happened here in a cruel terrorist incident, but across the uk, police officers face knives and violence on a daily basis. over the
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yea rs, violence on a daily basis. over the years, many have fallen, and this is ofa years, many have fallen, and this is of a different order, but it is nevertheless a reminder of the vulnerability of ordinary police officers who are out doing the job around us know and across the uk every day, and their families will be thinking about that. pc palmer died a very public death, and he has been recognised very publicly today, but this is first and foremost the funeral of a father and a husband, and for that reason, pc palmer's family did not want this service to be broadcast, quite understandably. just give us a sense if you can, because i know you will have attended full police funerals yourself, give us a sense of what will be taking place inside southwark cathedral know.|j will be taking place inside southwark cathedral know. i think the thing that will market out from the thing that will market out from the nonpolice funeral, is that somebody who has worked with keith
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palmer, you would not expect the commissioner or the assistant commissioner or the assistant commissioner to be speaking, but somebody who knew him who can speak about his policing career with honesty, not just a about his policing career with honesty, notjust a fabricated story, but a really honest story that will mean something to the family, and they will think yes, thatis family, and they will think yes, that is my husband, that is my dad he is talking about, and i think that brings the service and the family together. that is what will define this service. thank you so much for being with us, roy ramm. let's speak to my colleague daniela relph at southwark cathedral now. we arejust relph at southwark cathedral now. we are just watching pictures of police officers filing into the cathedral now. the full police funeral service has now begun here at southwark cathedral, and incredibly moving scenes, as you would imagine. as the
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funeral cortege began to arrive here at southwark cathedral, with all those police officers dressed in their number one dress, the white gloves, the service medals on show, lining the streets and the presents of southwark cathedral to respect the sacrifice of pc keith palmer. many of the officers here knew keith palmer, or had worked with him during his 15 years in the metropolitan police. what struck me in particular was the silence here, this is a bustling bit of south london near the river thames, it was com pletely london near the river thames, it was completely silence as the cortege arrived, the hearse carrying the coffin of pc keith palmer, with those floral tributes, number one daddy, sun, uncle keith palmer on one side, and that giddy descends of what this is, a family funeral
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service, despite all the pomp and ceremony that we see, particularly inside southwark cathedral, with members of the military. this is ultimately a private family funeral, particularly for keith palmer's widow, his young five—year—old daughter, his mum and dad and his brothers and sisters. we saw probably a dozen vehicles arriving here carrying the family of keith palmer. at the family's request, we did not show the family arriving. they have been quite particular, quite understandably, about what they want broadcast here. there are some limitations that the media are respecting at the request of the family. we did not show their arrival, we just showed the beginning of the funeral cortege arriving here, but extremely moving scenes is that service now gets under inside the cathedral. thank you. the dean of southwark, who is
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officiating at that service, earlier today, this first and foremost is about his family and friends, about the chance for them to grieve, but also as we have seen this morning, the chance for his colleagues to pay their respects, and the chance for their respects, and the chance for the country to honour the sacrifice that he made on our behalf. sophie, thank you very much indeed. very moving scenes there, the public standing in silence and respect. you are watching bbc news. the us secretary of state, rex
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tillerson, is leading calls for vladimir putin to distance himself from president assad. foreign secretary boris johnson from president assad. foreign secretary borisjohnson will argue that president assad has no future. our diplomatic correspondence sent this report. america's secretary of state is in italy to turn up the international heat on syria's president assad and his russian backers. rex tillerson very deliberately joined an international wreath laying at the memorial to a nazi atrocity here in 1944, the massacre of local villagers. we remember the events of august 12th 191m that occurred here. then he drew a direct parallel to last week's gas attack in syria's idlib province. we rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocent anywhere in the world. president trump's foreign minister
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will use the next two days in italy to work with the major european powers, including britain. rex tillerson is hoping to produce a strong joint message to russia's president putin, urging him to restrain the syrian regime, which moscow fights alongside, and to work instead for political transition away from president assad's rule. he is seeing borisjohnson to coordinate their approach, with the foreign secretary apparently ready to urge new sanctions against russia if it does not give ground. but now president assad's military backers, russia and iran, are raising the temperature further, warning of military retaliation if america repeats last week's cruise—missile strikes. the kremlin says those strikes show america's total lack of willingness to cooperate with them on syria. the whole focus of the talks over the next couple of days here in this ancient fortified tuscan city will be on trying to send
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rex tillerson to moscow with the strongest—possible internationally—based message that russia has to change its behaviour, has to distance itself clearly from president assad. the problem is that all past efforts to do just that have failed. james robbins, bbc news. now we can talk to james reynolds who is in rome. this is the difficulty, trying to get them all to agree on the strategy to approach vladimir putin with. fundamentally so, because i think the problem is those g7 foreign ministers do not really know between themselves what the strategy is towards syria and towards severe's ally, russia. six of those seven ministers will turn to their counterpart, rex tillerson, and ask what is america's actual strategy in
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syria? were what is america's actual strategy in syria 7 were last what is america's actual strategy in syria? were last year ‘s air strikes a one—off comedy start of it concerted campaign? will america try to go against assad at the same time as it tries to go against syria's opponent, isis? there will be a lots to fit in before mr tillotson goes to fit in before mr tillotson goes to moscow. they will repeat calls for to moscow. they will repeat calls foer to moscow. they will repeat calls for mr assad to step down, but every time those calls have been made, russia has said, no thank you, russia has said, no thank you, russia and syria are allies. boris johnson and rex tillerson have had a meeting. the feeling is that they at least will agree. bear in mind that borisjohnson least will agree. bear in mind that boris johnson cancelled least will agree. bear in mind that borisjohnson cancelled his trip to moscow. rex tillerson is the senior foreign minister among the g7 powers, something that everybody already knew, but borisjohnson has
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had a one—on—one meeting with mr tillotson. the two of them may be talking about a possible itty of new sanctions, something that mrjohnson has mentioned this morning. britain at the moment shows no inclination as far as we can see tojoin at the moment shows no inclination as far as we can see to join america in any strikes against the assad regime. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has warned of a possible "proxy war" developing between the united states and russia over the on—going conflict in syria. this comes ahead of talks at the g7 meeting to try to diffuse the crisis. for more on this, let's cross to our assistant political editor, norman smith, who is in westminster. no surprises perhaps, that mr corbyn is opposed to military intervention in the middle east. he has long opposed was in the middle east. what is striking is the very stark warning he has issued today about the consequences of the situation
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over syria, suggesting that it is in danger of escalating into a showdown between the two superpowers of america and russia, arguing that it could go into a tit—for—tat situation, and you could end up with a proxy war between the two superpowers. more than that, he has also accused borisjohnson of encouraging bombing by suggesting that america could engage in further air strikes, that america could engage in further airstrikes, and he is that america could engage in further air strikes, and he is now saying that there is only a small window of opportunity for the current g7 talks to reach out and restart the stalled geneva peace talks. well, it seems that he is encouraging further bombing. i do not believe that is going to bring a solution anywhere nearer. surely we have to get russia and america around a table together to put pressure on respective parties to this war, because it is in danger of becoming a proxy war between them, in order to have a meaningful and effective ceasefire. that said, i cannot detect any
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particular enthusiasm at number ten for going down a military road. the prime minister's spokesman, when pressed for information on international partners agreeing to a political solution to the situation in syria, when asked what would happen if america were to launch another strike, that was dismissed as hypothetical. the one thing where certainly borisjohnson seems keen to make some progress is on the possibility of further sanctions against russia. speaking to his officials, they are not spelling out in any detail what those sanctions might be, because we already have eu sanctions in place against russia following their interventions in ukraine and crimea, but if president
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putin is to back off and end his support for president assad, there could be further sanctions. the chief executive of barclays, jess staley, will lose his annual bonus of more than a million pounds — after two regulators opened an investigation into his conduct in a whistleblowing case. he had tried to discover who wrote a whistleblowing letter to the bank. a little earlier, our business editor, simon jack, explained to why this investigation had come about. ba rclays barclays hired a senior person, who was an old friend, who had worked together at a previous bank. they had raised issues about the previous conduct of this higher, and also the nature of his relationship, all with the president of barclays. this is a letter that he wrote to ba rclays staff, he thought this was not whistle—blowing, but an attempt to
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maliciously smeared this person. the compliance people at barclays said this is something with the chief executive should not people can his nose. shortly afterwards, they said should be sought out the whistle—blowing stuff, but he said it was not really whistle—blowing. he was incorrect on that. now the regulators are taking a pretty dim view of that, to have powerful ceos huntingdon potential whistle—blowers is taking very see this and, because they are sometimes the eyes and ears within these organisations. they are going to take a serious look at it, and they could even disbarred people from working in banking, so whistle—blowers are a much more protected species. funerals are being held in egypt for some of the victims of a bombing in
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alexandria. a three-month state of emergency has been declared. sweden has observed a minute ‘s silence for the people who were killed in an attack on friday. van johnson sent this report. —— dan johnson. on stockholm's streets, time for normality to return. this man had a lucky escape when the van hit his soul. translation: there was only five centimetres between my stand and the truck. just look how close it was. the cab burst into fla mes close it was. the cab burst into fla m es after close it was. the cab burst into flames after the truck stopped. he was saved because he was on a break across the street. he told us that
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today, he had to come back and carry on. translation: why not? we cannot let people change what we are doing. doors opened at the damaged department store, a well—known swedish name in the heart of the capital. after the uneasy feelings over the weekend. there is no a real determination here to show that life will carry on as it did before. —— there is now a real determination. it is also time to think about the victims from three countries. the royalfamily victims from three countries. the royal family led victims from three countries. the royalfamily led a victims from three countries. the royal family led a minute's silence. sweden, belgium and the united kingdom stand united in mourning the citizens we have lost. our three countries have suffered horrendous a cts countries have suffered horrendous acts of terrorism. we will never surrender to terror. we will get through this together. chris
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bevington was the british father of two who made his life in sweden and died here. this morning, investigators confirmed that a woman from belgium was killed along with an 11—year—old girl and from belgium was killed along with anii—year—old girland a from belgium was killed along with an 11—year—old girl and a woman from sweden. they have questioned more than 600 people, and they are confident that they failed asylum seeker from uzbekistan was the driver. routine may have started to return, but security cure is still tight. australia's great barrier reef is in danger of being destroyed. scientists say coral bleaching — which effectively kills the coral — now affects a 900 miles stretch of the reef. aerial surveys show the latest damage is concentrated in the middle section — whereas last year bleaching hit mainly the north. experts now fear the severity of these two events will give damaged coral little chance to recover. our correspondent phil mercer sent this report from sydney. researchers say they were horrified when they discovered that, for the first time, mass bleaching had affected the great barrier reef in consecutive years.
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when it bleaches, the coral isn't dead, but it begins to starve, and can eventually die. the reefs, though, are resilient. what concerns scientists is that more frequent bleaching, which is caused by rising water temperatures, makes it harder for the coral to recover. last year, the northern third of the reef bleached severely. and this year, the central third of the reef has bleached severely. it's not irreparable, but it does depend on whether we have more of these mass bleaching events occurring in the next few years. looking at the global—warming trajectories, we would expect that. there is evidence the bleaching is moving south, into areas that have previously been unaffected by the degradation. the great barrier reef marine park is about the size of italy orjapan, and is so big it can be seen from outer space. the research team is warning that to save one of nature's wonders,
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australia must take decisive action on climate change. the government in canberra has acknowledged that global warming was the biggest long—term threat facing the reef and has promised to protect it. the question is, can the future of this unique wonderland be guaranteed before it is too late? we are going to have a look at the weather on the other side yesterday was the warmest day we have seen this year, with temperatures peaking at 21.5 celsius. much cooler air flowing temperatures peaking at 21.5 celsius. much cooler airflowing in across the uk. for some of us,
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temperatures are down from yesterday afternoon. unlike yesterday, we have seen the cloud bubbling up as the days go by. he few for northern scotla nd days go by. he few for northern scotland as well, but it is a largely dry picture for england and wales. there is some late today sunshine to look forward to, but clear skies overnight will allow temperatures to follow way. some patches of ground frost by the end of the night. across northern scotland, outbreaks of rain will set m, scotland, outbreaks of rain will set in, and that rain will be cure for much of tuesday as well. particularly persistent in the islands and highlands of scotland. further south, the better the sunshine will be. we are looking at ice of 16 degrees in london, not bad for the type of year, but not quite the 25 degrees scorcher we had yesterday. good afternoon, you are watching the
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news. the time hasjust good afternoon, you are watching the news. the time has just gone good afternoon, you are watching the news. the time hasjust gone half past two, these are the headlines. thousands of police officers le the streets for the funeral of pc keith palmer at southwark cathedral. the 48 year old was murdered in the westminster attack last month the us secretary of state rex tillerson has said washington will hold to account any and all who attack innocent people, as last week's suspected chemical attack in syria looks set to dominate the g7 meeting in italy. the bbc has uncovered a secret recording that implicates the bank of england in rigging the so—called libor interest rate. the material provides fresh evidence that it pressured banks to push rates down scientists say "unprecedented" coral bleaching has damaged two—thirds of australia's great barrier reef. now we're off to the bbc sports.
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good afternoon. we will start with golf where sergio garcia says his masters win was dream come true. it is his first triumph at a major golf competition. just u, various photography coming up. justin road pushed the spaniard all the way there was a fast play—off at the 18th. rose's drive... he has become the third spaniard to win at augusta and as well as they check for £1.6 million, his victory earned him the green jacket presented by last yea r‘s green jacket presented by last year's winner danny willett.|j green jacket presented by last year's winner danny willett. i felt the calmest i've ever felt an a
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major‘s sunday. after making a couple of bogeys, i was still very positive i still believed there were a lot of holes i could get to. i had some really good shots coming in and lam some really good shots coming in and iamso some really good shots coming in and i am so happy. he won that title and what would have been a fellow player's earth day. in social media, it was treated at mike... rory mcilroy added... garcia is the nearly man in omagh. prior to this year, he had finished
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in the top 1022 times. maybe a consolation forjustin rose, he pockets £960,000. we have been friends for a long time, been playing together for a long time, so we are both going to get up to morrow morning, we are both going to get up to morrow morning, our careers are going to go one. he will be happy and golf will then take over. i will be disappointed for about a month and then golf will take over and i will carry on. there are many are objectives this year to look forward to. the us open, openjob, championship. it was disappointing to come so close, but the year is only getting going now. everton boss
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michael spike lee is considering his options after allegedly being attacked. they are looking at cctv footage from social media appearing to show him being punched in the face. the alleged incident allegedly happened after a previous match. he does not know the man that attacked him and hopes to train as normal with everton this morning. sunderland will appear to the fa against a red card sunderland will appear to the fa againsta red card in sunderland will appear to the fa against a red card in yesterday's match against manchester united. he was shown a straight red following this attack. they went on to lose the game 3—1. a former england and arsenal defender has been appointed head coach of spanish side granada until the end of the season. he has been working as an adviser to the struggling club after they sacked a
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previous manager. they are second from bottom from the bottom. that is the spot for now, but i will have more for you in the next hour. thank you very much. libor is the rate at which banks lend to each other and that directly affects how much we all pay for our mortgages and loans. now the bbc has uncovered a secret recording that implicates the bank of england in the rigging of the libor rate. the 2008 recording adds to evidence that the central bank repeatedly pressured commercial banks during the financial crisis to push their libor interest rates down. it was obtained by our economics correspondent, andy verity, for a panorama investigation. the libor scandal first blew up in 2012, when barclays boss bob diamond was forced to resign. until recently, libor used to be set by a member of staff at the biggest banks, called a submitter, saying what interest rate they thought they'd have to pay to borrow money. an average was taken, called the london inter—bank offered rate, or liborfor short. it helped determine how much the banks pay to get
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hold of funds to lend, and therefore what we pay on mortgages and loans. it also gives an indication of how healthy financially the banks are. the submitters were meant to put in rates based only on their own genuine view of the market for borrowing and lending cash. panorama has uncovered a phone call on october 29th 2008, during the financial crisis, when a senior barclays banker, mark dearlove, tells the man putting in libor rates, peterjohnson, to push them down below the true cost of borrowing cash because of pressure from above. we played the recording to chris philp mp, a member
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of the treasury select committee. if what dearlove is saying is true, that is shocking. this tape suggests that in fact the bank of england knew about it, and indeed were encouraging or even instructing it. so we need an immediate inquiry to find out exactly what is going on, given what we have just heard on this tape. the recording was never played to the juries in the recent trials of barclays bankers accused of conspiracy to defraud over so—called trader manipulation of libor. three were convicted. another two, who are supposed to be part of the same conspiracy, were acquitted last week. you are asking me, do i think that if all this was in, would it make a difference? probably, is the answer. the bank of england told panorama that libor and other global benchmarks were not regulated in the uk or elsewhere during the period in question. and you can see more on this in panorama: the big bank fix at 8.30pm tonight on bbc one.
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research from the nut and the atl suggests teachers in subjects outside of maths, english, science and the humanities are more at risk. one way of measuring student's performance is the english baccalaureate. they need to pass with a gcse c grades in english, maths, the sciences and a language. it isa maths, the sciences and a language. it is a key measure of how a school is doing. but according to a poll carried out by two of england's to teaching unions. some subjects not included in this are the ones being hit by the budget cuts. have the
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schools who responded were in secondary schools the stock they had been cut to two teaching post in the last year with non—english baccalaureate subjects taking the brunt. i think the pupils and the children in schools are missing out because they are losing that broad and rich and depth of their education experience of the education experience of the education cuts, what children don't get as children, they will never make up in the rest of their lives. the government says school funding is at record levels, but critics say it is not keeping up with costs and one of a £3 billion funding gap by the end of the decade. cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unlawful, according to the court of appeal. a legal challenge was brought forward and the prisoner ‘s advice service.
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removing it from the most vulnerable people in society was unfair. we go to clive coleman at the high court. this is a significant defeat for the government. the court of appeal have just ruled that the government, by removing legal aid from certain categories, removing it from prisoners who are negotiating various decisions and processes within the prison system must say thatis within the prison system must say that is unlawful because it is unfair. three areas that they found it was the case was paroled board hearings to hear if prisoners are known as butter that whether they are able to be transferred to open prisons, that is a critical stage in their rehabilitation. in that instance, also, hearings as to whether should be a category a prisoner. if you remain a category a
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prisoner, you are not going to be released. decisions on the placing of prisoners into specialist secure units within prisoners. in those areas, removal of legal aid from prisoners, their rights to be represented in hearings, that was found to be unlawful because it was inherently unfair. the challenge was brought by two charities. one was the prisoners advice service. laura, you must be delighted by the ruling today. we are both delighted. by this victory we are both delighted. it is really important decision. why is it so important prisoners going to these parole board hearings, why is it so important, why can't they simply read the papers that are given to them and represent themselves? the court of appeal, the
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86 page judgment scrutinised that precise question very carefully. these decisions are of critical importance. it is about moving people efficiently and safely through the system will stop the system, i might add, is very broken. it did in in yourfavour on everything. it found against you in relation to prisoners seeking access to courses that might show they had changed their ways. why did you lose on those two grounds? the decision looked at the full run of cases to say whether or not the very high threshold of inherent unfairness, the system was so it is a huge achievement that these three areas we re achievement that these three areas were deemed to be inherently unfair, and the things that you do not see from the summary today is the howard
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league brought a whole host into the fold of the challenge which the lord chancellor has conceded, so issues like mother and baby units, resettlement of children and the elderly from children. a whole range of other important decisions that as a result of this case have also been deemed to come back in. hammy prisoners are we talking about? how many are affected ? prisoners are we talking about? how many are affected? how many will get aid that would not get its previously? the outcome will be for the lord chancellor. the numbers are quite insignificant. there are about 5500 pre—tariff in determinant prisoners in the system. thank you. that was laura jones. we havejust heard from the government that they will look at this judgment, this very long judgment very carefully.
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they will consider whether or not they are going to appeal, but there is -- if they are going to appeal, but there is —— if there is no... in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first , the headlines on bbc news: the headlines on bbc news: the headlines on bbc news: funeral the headlines on bbc news: funeral of the headlines on bbc news: funeral of keith the headlines on bbc news: funeral of keith palm: the headlines on bbc news: funeral of keith palm: taking the funeral of keith palmer is taking part at southwark cathedral. thousands of police officers have been lining the road in central london. bush faces fines. scientists say the president and coral bleaching has bleached a great amount of australia's great barrier reef. jes staley, the chief executive of barclays is to be investigated by regulators for trying to identify a whistle—blower in 2016.
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mr staley has said he thought he was allowed to identify the person — despite the need for anonymity. the bank says it will cut mr staley‘s bonus substantially — that's understood to be by up to £1.3million. a secret recording implicating the bank of england in the libor rigging scandal has been uncovered by the bbc‘s panorama programme. the recording from 2008 adds to evidence that the bank of england pressured commercial banks to push their libor rates down during the financial crisis. the bank of england says it has been assisting the criminal investigations. the bbc has seen evidence that top bosses at shell knew money paid to the nigerian government for a vast oil field would be passed to a convicted money—launderer and be used to pay political bribes. shell says it did not believe its employees acted illegally. shell has been active in nigeria for nearly 60 years and was keen
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to acquire the field. the head of backers may be stripped of his annual bonus for trying to reveal a whistle—blower. jes staley could lose up to £1.3 million. he is also being issued with a formal reprimand. he is subject to it investigates. —— investigation. in usual story. he is accused of sticking his nose in where he shouldn't stick his nose in. this person, it is acknowledged by ba rclays had person, it is acknowledged by barclays had some personal issues in the past, and someone wrote to the members of the boards of back with whether or not this new person was a suitable higher and said maybe that jes staley was a old friend of his and due diligence had been ignored.
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jes staley saw this as as knifing someone who has had problems in me half and i was ok but at this did not sit well with him. he wanted to know who sent the letter. he then mistakenly thought he was cleared to restart the hunt and totalling involved us in authorities. he was then told that was not appropriate and whistle—blowing only works if the system is anonymous. that is a regulators get so upset if chief executives hunt down whistle blows, the system does not work. this will cost him dealer and could cost him up cost him dealer and could cost him up to £1.3 million of his bonus. that will not be the end of it. one other development, jes staley has admitted in the letter that he became too personally involved in what was a compliance case. he said,
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this was a mistake on my part and i apologise for it. another car company has promised to invest in the us. this time it is the japanese firm,toyota, which is spending $1.33 billion on an existing factory, in georgetown, kentucky. the president, donald trump, has said it "is further evidence that manufacturers are now confident that the economic climate has greatly improved under my administration." let's check out the details with the bbc‘s north america business correspondent, michelle fleury, who has been talking to toyota. what do they say? is this 1.3 billion of new money? toyota has been under pressure from the president in the past, called out along with other auto companies for not making enough cars in america. the company is committed over several years, $10 billion. we are now several years, $10 billion. we are now finding out where some of the money is going. 1.3 billion is going to georgetown canterbury, the
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largest facility outside of japan. to georgetown canterbury, the largest facility outside ofjapan. i was talking a short while ago to a manager there, the president of that plant, it is part of a retooling, it is not going to create newjobs, but it is the new manufacturing system that toyota is moving too, which it hopes in the long run will cut the cost of producing new lines of vehicles. that is what the thinking is. it is not the kind of decision not made up of snap overnight, but donald trump keen to take credit. toyota keen to be seen to be playing ball with the president as they included his name in their statement. does donald trump's insistence on investing in america has changed the investment plans of the big car companies could not do get has? i think it has, but i
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suspect not. these investments are meant to last the company decades, many years, beyond the trump administration. this is something that toyota is investing to help ten to 30 years. this is a huge retooling of the planned since its beginning. these are not necessarily things that will be swayed by the politics of the day. i mentioned that they included from's statement and they are keen to be seen to be working with the white house, but it is possibly a stretch that some of the decisions by the carmaking companies is down to washington. look at the markets. ftse hardly
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down at all. similar for dax. ba rclays fell down at all. similar for dax. barclays fell quite but then bounced back. most of the interest in the movement of backers. more on the crisis in syria. the russian government says the missile strike that violates international law. that all comes as foreign ministers from the g7 group of leading economic nations are meeting in italy for two days of talk on the conflict. the chairman of the commons' foreign affairs committee, crispin bluntjoins me now. is anything going to come out of this g7, do you think? is anything going to come out of this 67, do you think?|j is anything going to come out of this g7, do you think? i think it is important that secretary to listen goes to moscow on wednesday with the full force of the liberal world behind him, and the g7 represent the seven biggest economies in the world
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and he needs a properly quite a native position in those economies and those countries. would it be better if borisjohnson also made the trip? no, ithink in better if borisjohnson also made the trip? no, i think in the circumstances, it would have been a distraction from the main event which is secretary to listen. with the strength of the united states behind him, with equating knitted position with the g—7 countries with him as well. faced with the choice that boris johnson had him as well. faced with the choice that borisjohnson had about going to moscow or the g7 meeting, he made the right choice. there will be plenty of time for him to go to moscow on a bilateral british russian visit. a bit of damage has been done. if you listen to the reaction in moscow, they think britain is not worth talking to. they felt it was a mistake. the
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strength of the united states, the strength of the united states, the strength of the united states, does the uk have any sway or power? the strength of the united states shows the reality of the world. on behalf of the western alliance is from the united states. we do not have 60 cruise missiles available to fire in one salvo on any country. we have some, but they are widely distributed that on our submarines. the raw power in military terms it's there. " related strategy and hopefully that is what is going to be put together over the next couple of days. that was, should have been a british rarity, we have comes naturally to our diplomats, it comes
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to the un and other things as well. very briefly, with that quite unaided attack, to think it will make any difference to moscow's stands? the russians, the iranians, they are trying to throw a certain amount of sand ins people's eyes. by confusing in attack on the syrian government with a reprise of strike about something quite different is which was a breach of the chemical weapons convention. the american attack on the airfield was in that sense a punitive strike for a breach of that convention and for russia's failure to oversee the disarming of syria and iraq syrian chemical weapons. we have got to get the syrian civil war ended and that means getting the assad government into serious negotiations with the people in the civil war, in order to
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get a deal to end the suffering of the syrian people, that needs to be the syrian people, that needs to be the priority. thank you. you are watching bbc news. letters get a weather for past. yesterday, you probably already heard, it was the warmest day of the year with cabbages at 225 celsius. the one who is felt quite widely across the country, but it is a cooler kind of day—to—day. 12 degrees lower in quite a fuse box across the east of england. further north, temperatures do not fall as far. she'd blown away by north—westerly winds, and the north—westerly winds, and the north—westerly winds, and the north—westerly winds will bring clear skies, but the clear air mass is aided by the april sunshine. coldspring in a few showers,
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noticeably across the northeast england. some in ireland. the clouds look like this for some of us, be seen from pat of north wales earlier on. the day's cloud has developed. it will melt away somewhat. there will be some decent late evening sunshine to look forward to, but things turned cloudy as a band of rain works in. once the rain comes, it will be wet for the next 2a hours. it will turn chilly overnight with clear skies, there will be touches of ground frost. into tuesday, is still plenty of sunshine. in scotland, a different story. we have got the rain for the rest of the day, particularly for the highlands. northern and western isles also damp. temperatures just edging up. we have got a weather front passing westwards. cooler air flowing into the west. we will get
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some rain, but much of the rain will be across the hills. if you are to the east, there will not be a great deal of rain left on it. thing is clouding over in london as we go through the afternoon. the cloudy theme of wet weather continues for thursday and friday. good friday, some breaks in the cloud, a few sunny spells poking through. easter weekend, not a bad picture. there will be some dry weather, but also a number of showers, particularly across the north and east, and on saturday, it looks to get heavier with hail and thunder around. april showers to be expected, you can find out more on the weather website. the headlines today:
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the funeral of pc keith palmer, who was murdered in last month's westminster attack, is taking place at southwark cathedral. his family have been joined by thousands of police officers who have been lining the route of the funeral procession through central london. russia faces the threat of fresh international sanctions for its support of syria's president assad, as foreign ministers from the g7 nations meet for two days of talks. the bbc uncovers evidence implicating the bank of england in the so—called libor scandal. the great barrier reef
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is at a ‘terminal stage'. scientists say ‘unprecedented' coral bleaching has damaged two—thirds of australia's famous reef. the nearly man no more — sergio garcia wins his first major title on his 74th time of asking, with victory over england'sjustin
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