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you re watching bbc newsroom live — it's11am and these are the main stories this morning: the family of footballer emiliano sala pay tribute to him , after it was confirmed his the body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the english channel was his. the high court allows businessman sir philip green to drop his injunction against the daily telegraph imposed in respect to the publication of allegations of sexual harassment, bullying, racism and inappropriate behaviour. the brexit backstop deadlock. the irish prime minister will hold talks with leaders of northern ireland's political parties today, before meeting theresa may later. jeff bezos, owner of amazon and the washington post, says the parent company of the national enquirer tried to blackmail him with "intimate photos". ten people have been killed in a fire at flamengo football club's training ground in rio de janeiro, three others were injured. a former president of the royal college of physicians has been appointed to lead a major review into the link between drugs and violent crime.
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scientists dismiss the widely—held belief that drinking beer before wine reduces the severity of a hangover. good morning. welcome to bbc newsroom live. a body pulled from the wreckage of a plane carrying emiliano sala has been identified as that of the missing cardiff striker. dorset police confirmed the identification of the body last night. the plane went missing off the channel islands on the 21st of january. the pilot, david ibbotson, has not been found. the sala family has released a statement. they say: it is with infinite sadness that we confirm the identity of emiliano‘s body, found yesterday in the plane that crashed at sea
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on its way to cardiff. we would like to thank you for all your signs of affection and support in what is the most painful time of our lives. seeing the whole world mobilized to support us in our research has been an infinitely precious help. thanks to you, we are now able to mourn our son, our brother. on this friday morning, our thoughts go to david ibbotson and his family, hoping that the authorities will do their best to find him. we ask you to respect our grief in these difficult times, and to keep emi in your prayers and thoughts. jon donnision has this report. emiliano sala's family and friends will have known this moment was coming. it has now been officially confirmed he's dead. after being recovered from the wreckage of the small plane on wednesday, police say his body has been formally identified by the dorset coroner. the 28—year—old argentinian‘s
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family, who visited the channel islands to assist in the search, have been informed and are being supported by specially trained police officers. the body of the pilot, 59—year—old david ibbotson from lincolnshire, hasn't been recovered, but the air accidents investigation branch says it has taken the difficult decision to end its search operation. the plane disappeared on the 21st of january after losing radar contact around jersey. the following day it was confirmed the two men were on board. it wasn't until the 3rd of february that the wreckage was found. cardiff city fans have continued to pay tribute to emiliano sala, who had onlyjust been signed from the french club nantes. in a statement posted on social media, cardiff city football club said: we offer our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the
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family of emiliano. he and david will be forever in our thoughts. as fans, family and friends have to come to terms with emiliano sala's death, investigators will now be focusing on what caused his plane to crash. jon donnison, bbc news. in the last few minutes the high court has allowed sir philip green to drop their injunction against the daily telegraph. it was published against the allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and racism. let's talk to theo who is at the high court. what does this mean? you might remember that last year there was a case that was widely reported in the press as the british meat to a scandal that cannot be revealed. it was a front—page splash on the daily telegraph. it said everyone wondering what was going on. there
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are allegations of racism, sexual harassment and bullying against a major business figure at the time we did not know who that figure was because an injunction was in place. later parliamentary privilege was used in the house of lords to name sir philip green as the person in those stories. since then sir philip denies all the allegations and once the injunction dropped as it seems pointless. that was opposed by the daily telegraph that wanted the judge to say that the injunction could only be dropped if they agreed not to take legal action against five individuals, formal employees of the business. they had also signed nondisclosure agreements with the during the time of the company. as has become legally complicated,
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but the injunction has now been dropped. we are likely to see further allegations, protect it from the daily telegraph made against philip green. has there been any reaction yet for date from sir philip or the daily telegraph? no, there's a bill and has only become out in the past few minutes. this case is likely to be presented in a manner which challenges laws on freedom of speech. there are people questioning, the daily telegraph has made this point, whether nondisclosure agreements are open to abuse. that is likely to be the focus of press coverage in the day going forward. theresa may will continue her mission to make changes to the brexit withdrawal agreement when she meets her irish counterpart, leo va radkar, in dublin this evening. the prime minister is seeking changes to the controversial backstop, which is designed to prevent a hard border on the island of ireland. ahead of of the talks,
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the taioseach will travel to northern ireland to meet leaders of the main parties, including the dup and sinn fein. we can speak to our ireland correspondent chris page in belfast with regards to the dup specifically, they have been keen to have some direct talks with the irish government, against the type of talks and the nature of the talks they wish to have with mr radtke might be different to what they want to have with them? yes, the democratic unionist party for the last week or so have been saying they want to open direct talks with they want to open direct talks with the dublin government on brexit to try to find a way forward. the irish government have been very clear that the do not negotiate on brexit on their own, ireland only does that is pa rt their own, ireland only does that is part of the european union. the
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irish government has been very careful to say that the talks with the northern ireland parties and theresa may are not pics in negotiations but our discussions about the ongoing political crisis in northern ireland and safeguarding the good friday agreement. it is clear that pics it has a device. in terms of the talks they will be having this evening, discussions and not negotiations is what mr radtke is saying, an important distinction. what you think both sides will be open to get this? ahead of british and eu negotiators meeting on monday, i suppose they'll be trying to find any kind of way forward. anything that could break the brexit deadlock. you have a two very different possessions of course to
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stop theresa may once legally binding changes to the backstop, the agreement that will keep the irish bred open under any circumstances, but ireland and the eu have been adamant very consistent and insisted this week that the negotiations on the patrol agreement will not be reopened. the changes to the political documentation iii-it 5 l it"ie‘it g-e l_ vii g, 7 717... ‘ the ireland are maintaining backstop. ireland are maintaining that it's still their bottom line. they have been preparations in recent weeks, singh is practically prepared that they can, a no deal has implications for business. ireland is more exposed to no deal than any other eu state. they are going to be as prepared as they possibly can before that, that there
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is going to be no backing down or caving in at the last minute of the backstop. amazon founderjeff bezos has accused the owner of the celebrity tabloid the national enquirer, of extortion and blackmail. mr bezos, who is the world's richest man, posted a message online showing what he claims are emailed threats to publish intimate photographs of the billionaire and a woman he was having an affair with. dave lee in san francisco explains more. last month, the world's richest man, jeff bezos, said he was getting a divorce from mackenzie bezos, his wife of 25 years. very soon after that announcement, the national enquirer published a story about his extramarital affair with lauren sanchez, a former tv host. the magazine story included quotes from private messages sent between the couple. eager to know how the magazine came to possess that material, mr bezos paid for a private investigation.
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now, in an extra ordinary message posted online, mr bezos has shared what he says are e—mails from ami threatening to publish a number of intimate, private photographs of him and ms sanchez unless his leak investigation stopped. he said the publisher was also demanding he make a public statement, saying the stories in the magazine about his personal life were not politically motivated. in his message, mr mr bezos wrote: " rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, i've decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten." mr bezos said his ownership of the washington post had been a ‘complexifier‘ that made him an enemy to certain powerful people, specifically president trump, who has regularly criticised the newspaper and mr bezos on twitter. the president and ami chairman david pecker are said to be close friends. in december, ami admitted that it had, in co—ordination the trump
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campaign, paid hush money to a playboy model to keep quiet about an alleged affair with mr trump before he took office. neither the national enquirer nor its publisher have responded to the bbc‘s request for comment. dave lee, bbc news, in san francisco. from washington we're joined by daniel lippman, co—author of the daily newsletter politico playbook and reporter for politico. daniel could have us as well. tell us daniel could have us as well. tell us about these black meal at allegations made by jeff us about these black meal at allegations made byjeff bezos against the owner of the national enquirer. if you read the medium article that bizos wrote, he details the specific details of the photos that they were trying to use to put him over the barrel. he details him taking selfies of himself, nude screenshots. they were trying to
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pressure him to give this public statement that there was no political tie to the national enquirer story where they track ten for 40,000 miles around the country with their swimming. and really stockton as they pursue the story. this is where it gets interesting. the story has lots of complexities between the usual affair of the national enquirer. there is no love lost between the washington post and president trump. president trump is a friend of the national enquirer owner. it almost looks like the owner. it almost looks like the owner of the national enquirer did this as a personal favour to president trump. it also potentially violates the cooperation deal that the national enquirer had with
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prosecutors who had been probing their role in the trump 2016 campaign, in terms of helping of those payoffs of women and covering up those payoffs of women and covering up trump's affairs. they almost are not covering up trump's enemies affairs. it really adds a wrinkle that this company has not changed their ways, that they still hold people to account and ways that are not real journalism. people to account and ways that are not realjournalism. you mentioned that american media inc said that they were not public those photos —— publish those photos if you paid them. it does make everyone think it is politically motivated. did not expect those e—mails to get out there. it is hard for me to think they would even believe thatjeff
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bezos would make that statement. clearly it totally backfired on them. this might be a death blow to them. this might be a death blow to the national enquirer. there will a lwa ys the national enquirer. there will always be a market for supermarket tabloid gossip, so this is not going away. usually you don't see this as blatant a set where someone says, i'm going to publish these pictures. they did this to the world's richest man. if you can't fight back, then someone man. if you can't fight back, then someone without his means would have no chance. what's the reaction to the fact that he has fought back and he is calling them out and alleging that they are blackmailing him? they have not responded, the national enquirer folks.
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have not responded, the national enquirerfolks. the media has really celebrated jeff bezos and you don't usually see that when a billionaire is facing a divorce that the media is facing a divorce that the media is taking his side. the fairness was an unfair threat is taking his side. the fairness was an unfairthreat in is taking his side. the fairness was an unfair threat in the corruption of that national enquirer organisation. we don't know if they we re organisation. we don't know if they were actually coordination, but packer and trump have long been friends. they were praising his courage for outing this type of the national enquirer pleasuring him to get the public statement. the headlines on bbc news: the family of footballer emiliano sala pay tribute to him , after it was confirmed the body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the english channel was his. the high court allows businessman sir philip green to drop his injunction against the daily telegraph imposed in respect to the publication of allegations of sexual harassment,
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bullying, racism and inappropriate behaviour the brexit backstop deadlock, the irish prime minister will hold talks with leaders of northern ireland's political parties today, before meeting theresa may later. and in sport: chris ashton will make his first six nations start for 6 years when england play france at twickenham on sunday. he replaces jack nowell, who drops to the bench. russia has been re—instated by the international paralympic committee after a doping ban that lasted more than two years. russians will be free to compete under their own flag at tokyo 2020. amid very vocal complaints about the line judging, jo konta fought back to beat maria sakarri of greece in the fed cup, taking britain one step closer to a place in the world group. i'll be back with more on those stories at 11.30 detectives have been given further
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time to question a 24 year man in connection with the disappearance of libby squire. he was captured on cctv following a night out. humberside police say finding her as their top priority. 0ur correspondent said caulker is in hull. more than 70 police officers have been involved in this week—long search for libby squire. 0ver have been involved in this week—long search for libby squire. over the last 36 hours of the focus of this investigation has moved to a property on this street here in hull. 0n property on this street here in hull. on wednesday night a 24—year—old man was arrested here. as you can see there is still a police presence at the front and back of this property. yesterday we saw a crime scene investigators coming in and out of the house and taking away bags of evidence. a car
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was also towed away as part of the investigation. despite an extensive search of the area, libby's whereabouts are unknown. it remains their top priority of the police to find her. there was a lot of activity on the streets of hull. people handing out flyers and information in four different languages about libby. they also drive a billboard through the streets and at a rugby match the beamed pictures of her on the big screen. this is all part of their ongoing appealfor screen. this is all part of their ongoing appeal for information, screen. this is all part of their ongoing appealfor information, to help to jog ongoing appealfor information, to help tojog memories ongoing appealfor information, to help to jog memories and to help to try to find her. she was last seen a week ago coming back from a night out, she got a taxi home, but it is not thought that she actually went into the property. just before midnight she was captured on cctv sat on a bench close to her home and that was the last time that she was seen. that was the last time that she was seen. this is a residential area
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thatis seen. this is a residential area that is popular with students, it is close to the university and there is a growing sense of unease in the city about what happened. at least ten people have been killed after a fire engulfed the dormitory at the training ground of flamengo in rio dejaneiro. training ground of flamengo in rio de janeiro. the cause training ground of flamengo in rio dejaneiro. the cause of the blaze is not yet known. that sucked our correspondent in rio dejaneiro. that dot —— let's talk to our correspondent in rio dejaneiro. young teen members of flamengo were ina young teen members of flamengo were in a dormitory to firefighters and ten boys had died and three others we re ten boys had died and three others were sent to hospital. it looks like one is in quite a grave state. their ages range from 14 to 16 years. very
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young players who are hard at flamengo. flamengo is the biggest tea m flamengo. flamengo is the biggest team in rio dejaneiro will stop their training facilities are very big and in the western part of the city and a base for the youth team, and also for the professional team. it was built quite recently, in 2014, so it was considered a modern structure. no, it's not clear what caused this fire but there are lots of questions about it and there will be investigations. firefighters are there still, working at the site, but the fire has been brought under control. you can see the extent of the devastation, there are blackened areas. covering the logo of flamengo and the colours of the team. everyone knows how passionate brazil
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is about football, the age of the young victims, the country must be ina deep young victims, the country must be in a deep state of shock. yes, the country is shocked. it must be such a huge tragedy for the families. the names of the boys have not been disclosed yet. flamenco that —— flamengo is cherished by many in the city. many believe that through simple boys can have the chance to make it they can help their families by providing better living conditions for their parents and so, it's quite devastating. the name of the training centre means vulture's
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nest and it's a reference to the vulture which is a mascot of the football tea m vulture which is a mascot of the football team in rio dejaneiro. a former president of the royal couege a former president of the royal college of physicians has been to make a college of physicians has been to makea link college of physicians has been to make a link between the link between drugs and rise of violent crime. he's been asked whether the rise in knife crime is due to the expense of the rise in drugs. a home office review found that 8.4% of 16 to 24—year—olds in england and wales we re 24—year—olds in england and wales were reported to have used a class a drug. this was in 2017 to 2018. drugs are a major source of organised crime financing. this is
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according to government research published in november. in 2016 to 2017 mergers that was an increase in drug—related murders in since 2017. the link between drugs and alcohol addiction and employment, so i was looking at people who are addicted and who were in our benefit system and trying to see and come up with some recommendations on how we might help them get back into work, find a purpose in life. it was very much centred on no work and drugs. so if
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the subject of violence came up it was at a tangent to what you were doing? in this review you see want to provide the most comprehensive picture to the link between drugs and violent crime, how will you do that? although drugs and violent crime will be part of the sea view —— this review the home secretary has asked me to look at the supply of drugs, where they come from, or made in this country and then drug usage, the demand for drugs. this won't just include usage, the demand for drugs. this won'tjust include those who are using drugs in association with knife crime, this will include the homeless where drugs are a driving factor. it will include prescribed opioids, the ones we get quite legitimately. i will also be looking at what seems to be an increase in the use of cocaine in our middle
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classes. so it isn'tjust knife and drugs. how do you hope to make a difference with this, what you hope to make give it new ideas for policy, something that's already been done? there is a lot being done already, there are many sources of information. it's not that we are without information, but i think what the home secretary wanted was someone what the home secretary wanted was someone who was independent to take a look at the evidence we have to say whether that evidence is sufficient, either new lines of investigation that we should go down. are there gaps in evidence? so, taking very in—depth look at what we've got and see whether we need to add to it. and then, see whether there are things with an evidence that would enable us to make some good recommendations. just
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having information and having statistics in and of itself, doesn't necessarily give you policy or solve a problem. it's how you use that information and can you go and find other information which might link into the existing body of information. the eldest sister of the king of thailand is running for prime minister in next month's election —— a move unprecedented in the country's history. princess ubolratana will be one of the candidates competing against, the army chief who made himself prime minister after overthrowing the last elected government in 2014. i asked our correspondent jonathan head, who's in bangkok how big a surprise this was. while there were rumours but i think many people are inclined to
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disbelieve them because it is such an extraordinary revered pm so far and so we have spoken to the the princess actually relinquished her royal totals when she married a commoner. by putting her name forward to be a play minister she has just exercising her rights like any citizen. she is a very colourful character and has starred in movies and tv dramas here. she dresses any very fla m boya nt and tv dramas here. she dresses any very flamboyant and fashionable way. the most important thing is that she isa the most important thing is that she is a candidate for the party, the group that the military ousted in ecu yea rs group that the military ousted in ecu years ago. when the military launched a coup they said they were doing it in defence of the monarchy. they always thought the party allied to the former prime minister was anti—royal. that party has won all the elections over the past two decades and now has a bona fides princess, orfor a princess, as its
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prime ministerial candidate. it will make it very hard for the the military to argue that it is actually anti—royal. it looks like that the party will launch a comeback. everyone is getting at the moment because it is so unprecedented. we do not know what princess may's brother thinks about all of this. lots of questions they to be answered jonathan. asking electoral commission there to rule on whether her nomination is valid? vale, the ultra—royalist are absolutely furious about this because the low those the other parties. we had street battles in and coos in thailand. what those
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parties that have won elections in the past, now those parties have a bona fides royal on their side and they're hoping that they can find a technicality to the school will assign her. there will be a lot of focus on what the king wants, he usually says out of politics and we re usually says out of politics and were not sure if he will say something. surely he will take an interest when his own sister is involved in politics. does he approve her move, we will hope to get some indication of the next few days. strong winds are in the forecast was in heavy rain. it's all courtesy of star eric the isobars are quite close together. strong winds in most
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areas. even across inland parts of england. the gusts will be higher than that deemed further north you are. we have some heavy rain spreading north east. the darker blue is indicative of some torrential rain. look at those wind gusts. parts of northern ireland and the core western coast of scotland was gas could be 60 to 70 mph this afternoon. temperatures up to ten to 12 degrees. that they were clear to the south—east tonight and stay west around northern parts. the ones containing through this evening into tomorrow. perhaps expect some disruption. hello this is bbc newsroom live. the headlines. the daily telegraph says it will publish its allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and racism against the businessman sir philip green, after the high court allowed him to drop his injunction
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against the newspaper. the family of footballer emiliano sala pay tribute to him , after it was confirmed the body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the english channel was his. the brexit backstop deadlock , the irish prime minister will hold talks with leaders of northern ireland's political parties today , before meeting theresa may later . ten people have been killed in a fire at flamengo football club's training ground in rio de janeiro , three others were injured. jeff bezos, owner of amazon and the washington post, says the parent company of the national enquirer tried to blackmail him with "intimate photos". and coming up, what effect are micro plastics having a new report says 53 billion plastic pellets are in uk waters. sport now, here's james pearce another six nations recount when
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england play france at twickenham on sunday ashton was one of two changes following the win in last weekend the other change is quite near who comes in for another injured player. england's women will be missing the world cup for their match against france in doncaster on sunday the saracens player failed to recover from a shoulder injury. another step on the vault to redemption for russian athletes. the paralympic committee has voted to reinstate then after a ban of more than two yea rs. as if
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then after a ban of more than two years. as if to crack down on doping have limited government interference. we make decisions based on what is best for committee and we think the best for committee and we think the best thing is to allow the polar big effo rts best thing is to allow the polar big efforts to compete again but closely monitoring them. joe konta and her tea m monitoring them. joe konta and her team at his hunger to define the that twitter the woe group of the federation cup. she scraped the waynejudges federation cup. she scraped the wayne judges after what she had ever seen wayne judges after what she had ever seen after konta had lost set. konta herself questioned if you cause. she said thejudging was herself questioned if you cause. she said the judging was tough at both ends but everyone was fuming. it is the nature of the game. konta is when did great britain may be to
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lead in that round robin tie. but he is first matt caught the great winning in defeat as they lost by went to his former side new zealand. this competition serves as a qualifierfor the zealand. this competition serves as a qualifier for the 2020 zealand. this competition serves as a qualifierfor the 2020 olympics and the 2022 world cup. today is the second day of what will be a sixth bay shutdown of horse racing because ofan equine bay shutdown of horse racing because of an equine flu outbreak. doncaster was one of four venues to the vet yesterday. the cheltenham festival medieval delay or even be affected. the british horse racing authority it would make a further announcement
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on monday. the current advice on her to keep horses free from flu. horse trailer should be looking out for any respiratory signs, good hygiene, washing hands, keeping equipment separate for each horse. and also isolating any horses that they do faint signs of them in. that is often no. speaking to the south american football correspondence. this is tragic news. what more can you tell is about the blaze? the fire happened about five o'clock local
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time, very fierce flames. it is clearly too early to have precise details on vehicles but hypotheses include this is an area of the training complex which was about to be deactivated. perhaps maintenance was not up to scratch. real was also castigated by torrential rains on wednesday night and a state of calamity was declared. this area of the city were still without electricity. 0ne the city were still without electricity. one idea is that maybe this disaster was caused by a following candle or something of that nature. ten people have lost their lives. we believe these are six young players and for club employees and another three in great condition in hospital. the fire service has now left the facility. no more chance of discovering any
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victims, so three days of mourning had been declared in real. the mangle were due to play their historic rivals in the neck on saturday but that game will know not go ahead. so three days of mourning declared in a country that is passionate about that sport especially about football. that and other was reflecting that for these young boys on the team this would be a dream come true this would be a dream to be training to be able to help theirfamilies dream to be training to be able to help their families if they became professional footballers clinic footballers. i am sure this isn't just a real tragedy this is a national tragedy. flamenco at the
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best supported club and have a national support base, radio took flamengo games all across the country and flamengo who rebranded themselves, so the accounts the supporters in their millions. they have many supporters up the other end of brazil thousands of miles away from real. so this is notjust away from real. so this is notjust a real tragedy it is a national tragedy. thank you. the drax power station in north yorkshire has become the first in the world to reverse climate change on a tiny scale, in a process known as "carbon negative". the technology captures carbon dioxide from burning wood pellets. the company says it's the first time it has been tried anywhere in the world and could help tackle climate change. our environment analyst roger harrabin explains. we humans or trees a great debt. when they are going the absorb much of the carbon dioxide emissions that are over the planet.
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the stop that is why the uk is the biggest power station, drax in yorkshire, has shifted away from coal. the new fuel is in these giant domes. they are filled with wood pellets that will be burned to make electricity. when they are burned they will only release the c02 the growing trees captured in the first place. this is known as carbon neutral. now drax is going one step further. this equipment is taking the exhaust gases from the wood burning and stripping out of the carbon dioxide. the flue gas comes in here and these tanks use a special chemical to separate out the c02. the c02 will later be sold for industrial purposes. capturing the carbon dioxide from wood is a radical step. we are becoming a carbon negative power station which we believe is absolutely critical if we are to hit our global warming targets and keep
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temperatures below preindustrial levels. many environmentalists are appalled. they say if we cut down forests to burn them it'll actually harm the climate. nigeria ranks lowest in africa forfemale representation in politics, according to the un. last month, the country s most prominent female presidential candidate, transparency international co—founder, 0by ezey—kwe—sili, abruptly dropped out of the race. so why do nigerian women have difficulty thriving in the political arena? 0ur correspondent mayeni jones went to find out. making their presence felt. half of nigeria's electorate are women but this is not reflected in its political leadership. this woman tried to run for a seat in her state. she found out first—hand how nigerian politics is still very much a man's game.
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you have a lot of people talking to you in a condescending manner. you have, what i call it sexual harassment, i think i would want to consider when i'm trying to be serious and somebody is saying, come let me touch you, come let me hug you. nigeria fails terribly when it comes to female representation in politics. women occupyjust over 5% of the seats in the state assembly. and globally, nigeria's national assembly ranks 180th out of 193 countries. that is the lowest in africa. but underrepresentation of women in politics isn't, strictly speaking, an african problem. the country with the highest number of women in parliament is rwanda and in the region, senegal does pretty well, too. so, the question is, why is africa's most populous nation unable to do the same? perhaps it has to do with the opinions of women of some of the country's lawmakers. these comments were made on
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international women's day last year. we have a patriarchal culture that subordinates women and upholds men. the candidate selection process is not transparent, is not fair, and then you also have, you know, money issues. for instance, a lot of women do not have the financial muscle to contest elections and to run their campaigns. research has demonstrated that quotas are the best way to tackle the structural inequalities that lead to low levels of women in government. but that will require political will, and there is no evidence of that yet. mayenijones, bbc news. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news.
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the family of footballer emiliano sala pay tribute to him —— after it was confirmed the body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the english channel was his. the high court allows businessman sir philip green to drop his injunction against the daily telegraph imposed in respect to the publication of allegations of sexual harassment, bullying, racism and inappropriate behaviour the brexit backstop deadlock —— the irish prime minister will hold talks with leaders of northern ireland's political parties today —— before meeting theresa may later. i'm susannah streeter in the business news the world's richest man, amazon.com founderjeff bezos, has accused the owner of a us gossip magazine of trying to blackmail him over lewd pictures. mr bezos who owns the washington post said the national enquirer‘s parent company wanted him to stop investigating how they had obtained his private messages. mr bezos and his wife mackenzie said
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they were divorcing last month. hours later the magazine published the details of an extramarital affair. the energy giant sse has revealed today it lost 160,000 customers in the final three months of last year. it's also cut its profit forecast after a european court ruled out a uk industry—wide subsidy. in november, the firm also suffered a set back when it called off its plan to merge its household supply arm with npower‘s. the government's housing planning system has come under sharp criticism from the public spending watchdog the national audit office. 300,000 new homes a year are planned from the mid 2020s onwards. but the nao says the government is unable to demonstrate it is meeting housing demand effectively because the standard assessment method it uses has weaknesses. one of the "big six" energy giants sse has seen a sharp drop
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in customer numbers and has cut its full—year earnings forecast. the firms says challenging market conditions as well as a proce cap on bills have taken their toll. it had tried to sell its retail arm off to rival npower last year but those talks collapsed in december. some analysts doubt the firm could find another buyer.... stephen mullery, energy expert money supermarket. it said it had lost 160,000 customers in the final three 9596 of the residential customers and that figure is no down to about 70%. it's a huge lead of competitors coming into the market and these big
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six were never going to start losing significant volumes of customers to the smaller challenges. but because of the base camp it is also affecting the smaller suppliers. everything consolidation in the middle? yes we are. we had visa players coming in a real stunning state of the market, and we've got into that norming state of the last you but we're starting to some of the suppliers who were not strong enough to make any competitive market particular particularly admit it difficult for that last year. but we are seeing that competitive market with smaller suppliers started to go by the wayside. no we are getting into a team of consolidation. the price cap we are talking about is perhaps the wrong time for the suppliers because it is creating false market conditions who we are creating false market conditions who we a re really creating false market conditions who we are really in a place but his
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competitors in the market should be competing in a natural way for customers. there were record numbers of customers switching in the residential market last year but now we have conditions in place that are in danger of stifling that little bit. so if the energy giant struggling are we going to see these costs borne by customers even though there is a price cap? yes, those prices that were noticed yesterday that the price cap is going up by 10% in april, those consumers that are on the standard tariff i know going to see price increases of around hundred and ten — hundred and £17. there are significant deals at there on the market for defensive job by switching to a thick steel
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for example so consumers do not have to bear the cost of that crap because there are enough placed on the market to offset those increases. thank you very much. the daily mash has tra nsfer very much. the daily mash has transfer million and it has been bought by a media firm. and profits have been from the nationwide building society again the profits are after each charge of 867 million pounds for asset write—offs. and video has lost legal action against
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amazon studios for refusing to distribute his latest film. he is seeking 52 million pounds in damages. there are renewed worries about the us china trade were not being resolved which has stifled any big games. 0il resolved which has stifled any big games. oil is up very slightly although it is still heading for a weekly loss over concerns about the global economic slowdown. what if you could have your shopping
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delivered to your house by robert? killers life is busy. when the dust settles she craves convenience. killers life is busy. when the dust settles she craves conveniencem makes it comfortable to have something delivered to your door than having to go out. like many in milton keynes her groceries don't come by fine or human she has had. she has had the option of having them delivered by robert. milton keynes is laid out perfectly for robots. it is very suburban with white pigments. robots i know making 1000 deliveries per week. tesco have also signed up. a colleague picks the items and places them in the robot. i don't think it's better but
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i think it's different because customers choose how they want to interact. the robot is navigating itself and is programmed to stick to paths and pavements on that something blocking its way it should work out what to do. the robot has a protection bubble around it and if there is any form of obstacle it will stop and manoeuvre around the obstacle. will stop and manoeuvre around the o bsta cle. if will stop and manoeuvre around the obstacle. if it is a very narrow pavement it can back up and get it the way. how do don't get in the of ca rs the way. how do don't get in the of cars or traffic. the neck? it understands its environment around it up to 250 metres. it only crosses the road 26 to so. the robot can only be opened by the customer who placed the order. an alarm goes off
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if they are tampered with. the scheme is being expanded to 10,000 homes and some university campuses. they have been running so long though you get used to them. they have been running so long though you get used to themlj they have been running so long though you get used to them. i am not sure. i prefer something coming with my groceries personally. so this is your robot delivery? to syd ney this is your robot delivery? to sydney at a time over the past few months. we refer to it as a person, as if he or she it does not feel like a machine. kind of cute? a kind of creepy? in milton keynes robots are changing the way people shop. micro—plastics could be threatening
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seal environment. plastic pellets are potentially toxic and oranges ingested by seals. the seal colony on the norfolk coast. we know that seals are getting entangled in plastic but what effect i micro—plastics having these animals? scientists from cambridge working for flora scientists from cambridge working forflora and scientists from cambridge working for flora and fauna international, are looking at her plastic pellets or noodles are getting into the environment. . or fddi can be found in cosmetics and toothpaste. this or
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the abbey building blocks of all plastics. we went right that we went looking for these and found these pellets. it is estimated that there could be up to 53 billion of these in uk waters. the wind has been blowing these nurdles around the beach and even though we have been looking for 20 minutes only we have found 30 or 40 of them. at the moment you don't know that these nurdles are a problem first seals. we don't know the exact impact of them on the seals but we would expect like other make sure plastics they are likely to be eaten by the prey of seals. we also find them in
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plastics coming from fish. we know that micro—plastics are good at sucking up contaminants from water but they then released into the animals. for people who love the seals, the idea that they may be troubled by plastic pellets is heartbreaking. i suspect they will be here after we're gone. but look at them, you could not ask for a better site could you ? at them, you could not ask for a better site could you? the breeding no it will be moulting soon. and freddie the great global nurdles hunt begins and people will be scaring beaches across the world to find out how many nurdles there are and the answer is unlikely to be good news for our seal populations. time for the weather as we head into
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the weekend good morning they are going to see some really good when city particular across northern ireland and scotland and a special event exposed coastal areas heavy rain forecast followed by blustery showers. courtesy of steinem eric. storm eric. it is a deep area of low pressure and there would be quite windy conditions as the weather front stretch their way through bringing heavy rain. there we will be heavy as it sped to england and wales with intense rain for a time. in between there will be some sunny spells and blustery showers will stop 45—55 miles per winds inland,
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and on the course as high as 70 mph but it is a mild afternoon temperatures is a 10—12dc. tonight the event will clear away with further showers filling in an persistent rain in scotland and northern parts of england. a mild night of 6— it celsius but with strong winds. storm eric hasn't moved very far at all. the strongest winds are in scotland and northern ireland and northern parts of england. gusts of up to 60—70 mph on saturday so was moving in showers elsewhere but largely dry. winds still gusting up to 50 nails and in the south and midlands and eastern england. maximum temperatures on saturday around eight to 10 degrees.
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strong winds today to saturday which could cause disruption to ferries, bridges and some flights as well. on sunday there is rain on the south—east of england it will clear. so is in scotland and northern ireland and northern england with snow on higher ground. quite a bit of snow to come on sunday and a chilly day with temperatures down to 6- it chilly day with temperatures down to 6— it celsius. these are today s main stories:
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the daily telegraph says it will publish its allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and racism against the businessman sir philip green, after the high court allowed him to drop his injunction against the newspaper. the family of footballer emiliano sala pay tribute to him after it was confirmed the body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the english channel was his. ten people have been killed in a fire at flamengo football club's training ground in rio dejaneiro, three others were injured. the brexit backstop deadlock. the irish prime minister will hold talks with leaders of northern ireland's political parties today, before meeting theresa may later . jeff bezos, owner of amazon and the washington post, says the parent company of the national enquirer tried to blackmail him with "intimate photos". and a british runner has won the world marathon challenge after completing seven marathons across seven continents continents in just seven days,
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we'll be talking to her later in the hour. good afternoon. welcome to bbc newsroom live. the daily telegraphs says it will publish its allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and racism against the businessman sir philip green, after the high court allowed him to drop his injunction against the newspaper. in a statement by sir philip and his company arcadia he said: we are pleased with today's judgment, which formally discontinues the proceedings brought by sir philip green and arcadia against the telegraph. the ruling recognised that the signatories to the non disclosure... ...agreements have ongoing obligations to honour those agreements.
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they have been putting phone calls are great between secular and the telegraph on website. so philip says in one of these that i will say you area in one of these that i will say you are a different term for damages, it will be much more above what he will earnif will be much more above what he will earn if you lived until his 1000. 0ur correspondent theo leggett was in court. it was a front—page spy splash on the daily telegraph. it's that everybody wondering what was going on. these are allegations of racism, sexual harassment and bullying that we re sexual harassment and bullying that were being made against a major business figure. at the time we did not know who that figure was because an injunction was in place. later, parliamentary pilferage was used in the house of lords to name sir
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philip green in those stories. sir philip green in those stories. sir philip and arcadia deny all the allegations and have been calling for the injunction to be dropped as they now see it as a pointless that he has been named in public. that application was opposed by the daily telegraph as they wanted the judge to see the injunction could only be dropped if sir philip green agreed not to take action against five former employees of arcadia. all of this quite complicated and now the injunction has been dropped, which means we are likely to see further allegations, particularly from the daily telegraph made against a philip green. this whole case is likely to be presented any manner which challenges our laws of the freedom of speech. there are people questioning whether the daily telegraph, the daily telegraph has
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made this point, whether nondisclosure agreements are open to abuse. a body pulled from the wreckage of a plane carrying emiliano sala has been identified as that of the missing cardiff striker. dorset police confirmed the identification of the body last night. the plane went missing off the channel islands on the 21st of january. the pilot, david ibbotson, has not been found. the sala family has released a statement. they say: it is with infinite sadness that we confirm the identity of emiliano's body, found yesterday in the plane that crashed at sea on its way to cardiff. we would like to thank you for all your signs of affection and support in what is the most painful time of our lives. seeing the whole world mobilized to support us in our research has been an infinitely precious help. thanks to you, we are now able to mourn our son, our brother. on this friday morning, our thoughts go to david ibbotson and his family, hoping that the authorities will do their best to find him. we ask you to respect our grief
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in these difficult times, and to keep emi in your prayers and thoughts. for more i'm joined from cardiff by our correspondent tomos morgan. incredibly solemn with the confirmation that the body taken from the plane is indeed that of emiliano sala. what more has a clubbing scene? the bluebird's manager has been speaking a press conference and said it has been a very difficult time for the club. he said that emiliano sala was a player he was very much looking forward to working method. his type of player, a rough and ready type of player who he believed would score ten to 15 goals per season and two had the right work ethic for this club. he was also very much a boy he said by
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his meeting with him. it is a huge loss for the footballing community. it has also affected some of the players. some of the players have been affected more so than others. the it has to be shifted back. tributes will continue towards the argentinian. he also mentioned in his press conference that he hoped that the confirmation of the identification of emiliano sala will bring some peace to the family. identification of emiliano sala will bring some peace to the familym was strange, really. obviously it brings the family peace and offers them comfort, doesn't it? that's what sharon said right from the start, it gives them comfort. one of the things that the family of emiliano sala have said is that how the community of that bill has come
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together and on this. the pages that raised over £300,000 that were put towards this private search that found the plane and has now found seller's body. top players have been commenting and put money towards that —— found a sala's body. the fa ns that —— found a sala's body. the fans of cardiff city and nantes have come together. you've seen all the tributes from all over the place. from little clubs in the third and second division to the top clubs and i think when something like this happens it brings all the football family together really. so come on saturday cardiff city will be playing their game against southampton and they have made a
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request to the premier league that black arm bands can be worn by players and a minutes silence will be held. the cardiff city players well wear daffodils on shirt is a sign of respect to emiliano sala. cardiff city have also offered to pay to fly emiliano sala's body back to his family. at least 10 people have been killed after a fire engulfed a dormitory at the training ground of the brazilian football team, flamengo. three others were injured in the blaze at the club at the youth team training centre in rio de janeiro. the cause of the fire is not yet known. our correspondent in rio, julia carneiro gave us this update. the fire happened overnight in the early hours of the morning when young team members of flamengo were asleep in a dormitory, according to firefighters. ten boys had died and
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three others were sent to hospital. it looks like one is in quite a great state. there ages vary from 14 to 16 years. very young players that we re to 16 years. very young players that were pa rt of to 16 years. very young players that were part of flamengo. flamengo is the biggest football team in rio de janeiro. it is cherished by the football at —— by the city. also for the professional teams it was built quite recently in 2014. it was considered a modern structure. it is not clear yet what caused this fire, but there is lots of questions about it and there will be investigations. firefighters are there still working at the site, but the fire has been brought under control. there is still... you can see the extent of the devastation there are blackened
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areas covering the logo of flamengo. of course everyone knows how passionate brazil is about football, and the age of the young victims, the country must be any state of shock. yes the country is in shock and must be a huge tragedy for the families. the names of the boys have been killed has not been disclosed yet. you can imagine that playing for the scheme was a dream come true for the scheme was a dream come true for many of these families. flamengo is cherished by many in the city. it is cherished by many in the city. it isa dream is cherished by many in the city. it is a dream from so many young boys from perth families who believe that through football they can have a chance to make it back and help theirfamilies chance to make it back and help their families and provide chance to make it back and help theirfamilies and provide better living conditions for their parents. so, it's quite devastating. the name
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of that dormitory, that training centre means vultures nest, which is a reference to the mascot of the team. and nest because it was the area where the younger players were training. theresa may will continue her mission to make changes to the brexit withdrawal agreement when she meets her irish counterpart, leo va radkar in dublin this evening. the prime minister is seeking changes to the controversial backstop, which is designed to prevent a hard border on the island of ireland. ahead of of the talks, the taioseach will travel to northern ireland to meet leader of the main parties, including the dup and sinn fein. our ireland correspondent chris page explained why the democratic unionist party in particular is looking to have a closer line of communication with the irish prime minister. might make the democratic unionist party had been saying that they want
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to open direct talks with dublin government on brexit. to try and find a way forward. the irish government have been very clear that they do not negotiate on brexit on their own. ireland only does that is pa rt their own. ireland only does that is part of the european union. the irish government had to be very careful to say that the talks today are not brexit negotiations, but discussions. they are being officially billed as discussions about the ongoing political crisis here in northern ireland, the lack ofa here in northern ireland, the lack of a devolved government since parachuting collapsed of a devolved government since pa rachuting collapsed two of a devolved government since parachuting collapsed two years ago and ensuring the good friday agreement. brexit is likely to feature very prominently in the talks. in terms of the discussions that leo varadkar talks. in terms of the discussions that leo va radkar and talks. in terms of the discussions that leo varadkar and theresa may will be having, discussions and not negotiations is what leo varadkar is saying. what you think that we hope to get out of those? ahead of
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british and eu negotiators meeting on monday i suppose they will be trying to find if there is any kind of way forward, anything that could break the brexit deadlock. you have very to —— you had to very different possessions. theresa may wants a time limit to the backstop, but ireland and the eu had been adamant and very consistent this week that the negotiations on the withdrawal agreement will not be reopened. there are changes possible to the political declaration, the document that companies withdrawal agreement that companies withdrawal agreement thatis that companies withdrawal agreement that is not legally binding, but the eu have been very clear that there will be not any more negotiation of the brexit agreement. goodbye to viewers on bbc two.
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detectors have been given further time to question a 24—year—old arrested in connection with the disappearance of libby square. the police say that finding her as their top priority. our correspondent, sarah corker is in hull and gave us this update on the search. over the last 36 hours the focus of this investigation has gone to a property on the street and how because it 24—year—old man was arrested here on wednesday night. there is still a police presence at the front and back of this property, yesterday we saw crime scene investigators coming in and out of the house taking away bags of evidence and the car was also towed
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away as part of that investigation. despite an extensive search of the area, lebih's whereabouts remain unknown and —— libby's whereabouts remain unknown. police say it is their top priority. flyers have been handed out in four different languages and an illuminated billboard has been driven through the street of the city with her image on it and pictures of her were beamed onto the screen at a rugby match. that is part of an ongoing appealfor information match. that is part of an ongoing appeal for information and to job peoples memories to try to find her. she was last seen a week ago coming back from a night out. she got a taxi back home but it's not thought that she actually went into the property because it just that she actually went into the property because itjust before midnight she was captured on cctv sat on a bench close to her home. that was the last time that she was seen. that was the last time that she was seen. this is a residential area
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thatis seen. this is a residential area that is popular with students and close to the university and there is a growing sense of unease in the city about what has happened. more on brexit. the prime ministers due to meet leo varadkar in dublin a little later and right now he is in northern ireland to meet political leaders there. what do you think theresa may will be hoping to achieve at this meeting? leo varadkar has been very clear that it is the eu that negotiates with the uk and not himself and theresa may. yes, this is a discussion rather than part of the formal negotiations with the eu. downing street are managing expectations and what we can expect from two nights's dinner which is being billed as a private
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working dinner between theresa may and her irish counterpart leo varadkar. she said she will be informing him of the discussion she has had with officials in brussels and political leaders in belfast over the last few days. she'll be emphasising what the uk wants to achieve, which we now is legally binding changes to the withdrawal agreement over the backstop. , that insurance policy that keep an open border been tween northern ireland and the republic in all circumstances. they are saying this is part of a process around the ongoing negotiations with brussels. an important conversation but don't expect any breakthroughs. lets take a look at labour, because the party is reiterating that the five demands are set out byjeremy corbyn and a letter to theresa may saying if you can do this, we can support a deal. labour says that doesn't preclude
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and the idea of a second referendum? that's right. some labour mps were not happy about this latest idea put forward byjeremy corbyn to theresa may in which he set out five conditions under which the labour party would back a brexit deal and get it through the house of commons. messing from that was any talk of a second referendum. it is officially labours policy still though. the to consider a referendum second referendum any brexit deal if a deal cannot be done. jeremy corbyn has put forward a policy which says if you come on board with this theresa may we can still sue parliament. his know is that there are things and they are not listing any permanent customs union which will be com pletely customs union which will be completely unpalatable to the members of the conservative party. on the one hand he assented theresa
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may he does a deal, he is a compromise that we can come together on, but knowing that several of her own party will walk away in that case. if it's not the case that theresa may comes on board with it, jeremy corbyn is able to say look we had a deal on the table, we offered a compromise and you did not go for it. the headlines on bbc news. the daily telegraph says it will publish its allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and racism against the businessman sir philip green, after the high court allowed him to drop his injunction against the newspaper. the family of footballer emiliano sala pay tribute to him, after it was confirmed the body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the english channel was his. ten people have been killed in a fire at flamengo football club's training ground in rio de janeiro , three others were injured. the sport now.
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a big six nations's weekend coming up. england will play france at twickenham on sunday. one of two changes were made by the coach. it replaces jack know who will drop on the bench. england's women will be missing the 2014 world cup winner for their match in doncaster on sunday. she has failed to recover from a shoulder injury which she picked up any win over ireland. a replacement has been brought in. liverpool have announced record profits of £106 million. the huge sum is largely down to media revenue. and also the sale of one of
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their players to barcelona. a lot of that has been reinvested back into the playing squad. another step on the playing squad. another step on the road to redemption for russian's athletes by the middle of march they will be reinstated. measures to crackdown on doping and government interference and let miller have been put in place and they will now been put in place and they will now be alleged to be under the flag in tokyo 2020. we make a decision is based on what we think is the best thing for the paralympic movement. we think that the best thing is to allow the russian athletes to compete but can continuing to monitor them. she facing hungary today and looking taking another
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step. her greek opponent has escaped as if the worst she has ever seen. she herself said the judging was tough at both ends and consider that eve ryo ne tough at both ends and consider that everyone is human and it is the nature of the game. she came from a set down to win in three and that gave great britain an unbeatable knee lead. sam ward scored a hat—trick as great britain's men made it two wins from two in hockey. they beat new zealand in christchurch to become the top of their group. the great britain women's team entered into the feet. this compression serves as a qualifierfor this compression serves as a qualifier for the 2020 olympics and the 2022 world cup. that's all the sport and you have more for you
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after one o'clock. a 21—year—old female officer cadet has been found dead at the army's officer training college at sandhurst. the woman's body was believed to have been found in her room at the base on wednesday. our defence correspondent jonathan beale is here. john of would you know that the circumstances? the ministry of defence has seen very little and they're saying that thoughts are with the family and that thames valley police are treating the incident as a non—suspicious death. they are pretty sure they think is someone they are pretty sure they think is someone that has tried to take their own life and has taken their own life. we do not have a name yet for this 21—year—old female officer cadet. we believe it's the first female officer cadet who has taken no life at the sandhurst we do know there was an incident at the weekend which prompted a minor disciplinary investigation and that she was part
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of that investigation. we also note that there was an event earlier and her training which prompted the army to give her some mental health support. other than that we have no more details and just a short statement from the mod. it looks like a tragic incident, but they will have to have a coroners inquest to find out what the circumstances were. more broadly we know that the ministry of defence in recent years has been re—examining the duty of ca re has been re—examining the duty of care that it has towards young cadets like this? yes i think we've seen a cadets like this? yes i think we've seen a change. there have been, and not related to this, a spate of suicides of people have gone to battle in afghanistan and iraq who are battle in afghanistan and iraq who a re vetera ns battle in afghanistan and iraq who are veterans and to have taken their own lives. and it is no investigation by the mod to try to establish the numbers of suicides of those veterans. this is very different, but there is also a sea change that is going on in the army. less of the shouting at people and
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more of the encouraging. that is not to say that billing does not still happen because there are still incidents that are reported to the ombudsman, but they are acutely aware that an of another generation that comes forward with mental health problems and they need to address that. a former president of the royal college of physicians has been appointed to lead a major review into the link between drugs and violent crime. dame carol black has been asked by the home office to examine if the recent rise in serious violence and knife crime is being fuelled by the expanding market in drugs, particularly cocaine. let's have a look at some of the key figures around drugs and violent crime. a home office review found that 8.4% of 16 to 24—year—olds in england and wales were reported to have used a class a drug in 2017—2018. drugs are a major source of organised crime financing, and have the highest cost to society of all organised crime types, at £20 billion, that's according to government
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research published in november. in 2016—2017 murders where either the victim or suspect were known to be involved in using or dealing illicit substances rose to 57%. that was a a 7% increase on drug—related murders since 2015. earlier i asked professor dame carol black about her previous work on drugs for the government. the link between drugs and alcohol addiction and employment. so i was looking at people who were addicted, who were in our benefit system and trying to see and come up with some recommendations of how we might help them get back into work, find a purpose in life. it was very much centred on no work and drugs. so if the subject of violence came up it
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was at somewhat of a tangent to what you are doing? in this review you say you want to provide the most comprehensive picture to date of the link between drugs and violent crime, how you set about doing that? although drugs and violent crime will be part of this review, what the home secretary has asked me to do is to look at the supply of drugs, where they come from, i remade in this country —— are they made in this country? it willjust include those who are using drugs in association with knife crime, it will include the homeless where drugs area will include the homeless where drugs are a driving factor, it will include the prescribed opioids, the ones we get quite legitimately and then continue to take. i will also be looking at what seems to be an increase in the use of cocaine in
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our middle classes. so it isn'tjust nice and drugs. how do you hope to make a difference with this? what you hope to be able to get in terms of new ideas and suggestions for policy, something that's already been done? there's not been done already and there are many sources of information. it's not that we are without information, but i think what the home secretary wanted was someone what the home secretary wanted was someone who is independent to take a look at the evidence we had, to say whether that evidence is sufficient, either new lines of investigation wish she couldn'tare the gaps in her evidence? so, to take a very in—depth look at what we've got and see whether we need to add to it and then see whether there are things within that evidence that would enable us to make some good
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recommendations. just having information and having statistics in and of itself doesn't necessarily give you policy or solve a problem will stop its how you use that information and can you go and find other information which might link into the existing body of information. now it's time for a look at the weather. good afternoon. star medic is very much the driver over the next few hours or so stop in the north—western corner of the british isles. we can see a spell of really quite wet weather for the rest of the day on over tonight and owning tomorrow to tomorrow. the share is in the rain to be had for a time in the south and then equate the scene. all of northern britain into the wee
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small hours they will be showers, if not longer spells of rain on what is going to be a technical night. not many in that show the southern parts on saturday but quite squally or northern parts. a gust of 40 to 50 males per sub take care if you're on the move. notable technical day, but you have that blustery effect to contend with. sunday looks to be a less windy day, it will feel colder because the winds into the north—west. at times there will be some rain for at least some of you. take care. the daily telegraph says it will publish its allegations against sir philip green after the high court allowed him to drop his injunction
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against the newspaper. the family of against the newspaper. the family of a million or so to him after it was confirmed his body was recovered from the english channel. tempo have been killed in a fire in a youth training centre in real date de niro. the irish prime minister is holding talks with the irish political party today before meeting theresa may. and will be beats clinic speaking to the runner is one several marathons across several continents in just seven days more on our top story seven days more on our top the daily telegraph says it will publish its allegations against sir philip green after the high court allowed him to drop his injunction against the newspaper. the family of a million or so to him after it was confirmed his body was recovered from the english channel.
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let's get more on this from david banks, the former editor of the mirror and a media law trainer. let's speak now to lord hain, who used his parliamentary privilege in the house of lords to name sir philip green in october...
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in other cases we have seen this kind of information leak on social area. often the person that applies for the injunction thinks that the cat is the bag and there is no point maintaining the injunction. it is ineffective. it seems it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain injunctions? in some cases we have seen injunctions? in some cases we have seen injunctions with the lawyers have gone to court and the courts have gone to court and the courts have agreed that the cat isn't out of the bag even though we see much of the bag even though we see much of this information on social area. but the legal teams for these people who apply for this injunctions that they can persuade the court that there is still alleged in maintaining the injunctions. but as more and more information is shared on social area and spread very
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quickly that way, it has become increasingly hard to maintain secrecy. increasingly hard to maintain secrecy. dodd hence information when he made this information public went on social area and was be pushed by news organisations. but the only able to publish the fact that phillips giving the greens name has been revealed. never telegraph said it is going to go ahead and publish stories. what do you make of that? they have their sources of information and they must be confident that the information will stand illegal test. but things are set out defamatory. so it doesn't mean there is no recourse if philip
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green feels he has been defender but it does mean they can reveal this information without fear of breaching privacy injunctions. this ruling recognises that the signatories to this mda is have an obligation those agreements. do you see there is any way for the courts to tighten up the whole area of law around injunctions? it is difficult to see how that can happen. we are operating any very different legal environment and area environment. previously injunctions were effective against a handful of broadcasters are a national or regional newspapers. you could put a lid on information been be pushed through the sources stop but know we
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are ina through the sources stop but know we are in a whole new world with facebook and twitter and other social area platforms which can effectively reach millions of people, and they are global publishers. injunctions in uk courts only bind within the uk. in effect if people want to publish things in the usa which reached injunctions in the usa which reached injunctions in the uk there is a or very little you can do about it. thank you lord hayne uses privilege to name philip green. hejoins us now. you said that injunction should not be used to protect the rich and powerful. do you regret using that parliamentary
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privilege? i have no regret at all. i think it was the correct thing to do. i think the fact that he has withdrawn his action against the newspaper is a vindication of what i did. whati newspaper is a vindication of what i did. what i felt i was doing was standing upfor did. what i felt i was doing was standing up for victims, and standing up for victims, and standing up for victims, and standing upfor standing up for victims, and standing up for the ordinary citizen against rich and powerful citizens who use their wealth and power to silence and conceal abuse. what i think this gives rise to in view of the court is weather or weather the law should be reviews. do you think the law as it stands on injunctions is little to be used only by the rich and powerful. does the lot need
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a review? yes. for example when jose mourinho left manchester united he signed confidentiality agreements that give them a play—off in return for being silent. that is a legitimate use of a non—disclosure agreement. it could happen if somebody left the bbc and went to work for itv or the other way round. not revealing confidential matters that your previous employer is one thing that this is entirely different. this is about concealing abuse. allegations were made of bullying wrist abuse and and in those circumstances i do not think thatis those circumstances i do not think that is a proper use of the law. but in this case the ruling of the court is recognising that the signatories to the agreement, what the court is
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calling ongoing obligation to honour those agreement, that is a strong message from the court on the subject of nondisclosure agreements. quite yes it is but i don't think the law can stay that way. temperatures may or may not be interpreting the law correctly. that isa interpreting the law correctly. that is a matter for other properly qualified judiciary. but i just look at it from the point of view of society and the average citizen in the circumstances. if somebody in management, or your boss, the circumstances. if somebody in management, oryour boss, is the circumstances. if somebody in management, or your boss, is able to effectively conceal and cover up abuse of one type or another. that does not seem right to me and puts you ina does not seem right to me and puts you in a position as an employee of signing a nondisclosure agreement because you have little or tense alternative. alternative. i think
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the law has got to be reformed to stop that situation from continuing as it still is in the philip green case against the telegraph. and then allow it to continue where it is properly agreed between the employer and employee. they seem to need to be entirely different situations and a blanket application applications or on gagging orders to conceal allegations of abuse as opposed to applying properly where there is a commercial agreements to do so i think there has to be a review.
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thank you lord hayne. a british runner has won the women's title for the world marathon challenge after completing seven marathons across seven continents in just seven days. let's take a look at how susannah gill did it. she was back applause cheering beautiful! applause
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excellent! cheering applause our! number six. that our! numbersix. that hurt our! number six. that hurt quite a lot. see you in miami tomorrow. cheering applause let's hear more from the winner herself. susannah gill is with me now.
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i really enjoyed the last week and this has been a completely unique experience and to come home with fully back home with this is wonderful. tizzy pitiful trophy what is an epic challenge. . how did this all began for you?” began running ten years ago. ijust wa nted began running ten years ago. ijust wanted to run the london marathon. i literally was going to run that and then i got addicted to endorphins. marathons can take you anywhere and i have just marathons can take you anywhere and i havejust done more marathons can take you anywhere and i have just done more and marathons can take you anywhere and i havejust done more and more of them. i discovered this challenge
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andi them. i discovered this challenge and i thought it looked like a perfect challenge, seven marathons in seven continents. you make it sound like the simplest thing. fewer than 200 people have completed this challenge. at what point did you think i can do this? the challenge. at what point did you thinki can do this? the previous record was an average time of the eos 55 and so i thought maybe i could beat that but there are some other good joiners this year, a professional runner from france and a trail runner from professional runner from france and a trail runnerfrom denmark. but once i got going i came second in antarctica that i'm not a natural snow runner. that when i got to keep town and perth on pavements i could keep upa town and perth on pavements i could keep up a consistent place. christina's time who i ran with
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averaged only a short time slower than me. event from -35 celsius to cape town. how did you cope the physical of this? the real build-up is in the months before. i have been training for this from september and so training for this from september and so you get yourself in good physical shape. then it isjust a case of getting stuck in. what i love about endurance running for me it is a mental challenge. you just keep going and you get competitive, and you work with everyone else. where did you go from this?” you work with everyone else. where did you go from this? i have been asked that. luckily i have not put myself into anything silly yet but
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at the moment and is going to do the manchester and london marathons in april. one mouth and will seem like a doddle? susanna thank you so much for coming to see us and congratulations again. the daily telegraph says it will publish its allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and racism against the businessman sir philip green —— after the high court allowed him to drop his injunction against the newspaper. the family of footballer emiliano sala pay tribute to him after it was confirmed the body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the english channel was his. ten people have been killed in a fire at flamengo football club's training ground in rio dejaneiro, three others were injured. amazon founderjeff bezos has accused the owner of the celebrity tabloid the national enquirer, of extortion and blackmail.
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mr bezos, who is the world's richest man, posted a message online showing what he claims are emailed threats to publish intimate photographs of the billionaire and a woman he was having an affair with. dave lee in san francisco explains more. the world's richest man, mr bezos, said he was getting a divorce from mackenzie bezos, his wife of 25 years. very soon after that announcement the national enquirer published a story about his extramarital affair with lauren sanchez, a former tv host. the magazine story included quotes from private messages sent between the couple. eager to know how the magazine came to possess that material, mr bezos paid for a private investigation. now, in an extra ordinary message posted online, mr bezos has shared what he says are e—mails from ami threatening to publish a number of intimate, private photographs of him and ms sanchez unless his leak investigation stopped. he said the publisher was also demanding he make a public statement saying the stories in the magazine
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about his personal life were not politically motivated. in his message, mr mr bezos wrote "rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, i've decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten." mr bezos said his ownership of the washington post made him a ‘complexifier‘ that made him an enemy to certain powerful people, specifically president trump, who has regularly criticised the newspaper and mr bezos on twitter. the president and ami chairman david packer are said to be close friends. in december, ami admitted that it had, in co—ordination the trump campaign, paid hush money to a playboy model to keep quiet about an alleged affair with mr trump before he took office. neither the national enquirer nor its publisher have responded to the bbc‘s request for comment. earlier, we spoke to daniel lippman, co—author
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of the daily newsletter politico playbook and reporter for politico who gave us more details about the allegations. if you read the article that bezos wrote, he details the specific details of the photos that they were basically trying to hold over him. the detailed him taking selfies of himself, there were nude screenshots and they were trying to pressure him to give a public statement that there was no political tie to this national enquirer story with retracting for 40,000 males around the country with his women, really stopped him as they pursued the story this is a story that has lots of complexities beyond the usual
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salacious fear of the national enquirer. there is no love lost between the washington post and presidents trump, who is a friend of the owner of the national enquirer. yes it seems as though the owner of the national enquirer did this as a personal favour to trump. it potentially violates the cooperation deal that the national enquirer has with prosecutors and the role in the 2016 campaign in terms of helping with those payoffs of women, and covering up trump max affairs. . and so covering up trump max affairs. . and so this company has not changed their ways and still hold people to account in ways that are not real
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journalism. you mentioned that according to mister bezos did not publish the photos if he publicly declared that his courage of him was not politically motivated. this would make it seem hard to avoid the conclusion that it was politically motivated? did not expect those e—mails to get out there. it is hard for me to think that they would even believe that bezos would make the statement. i do not know what they we re statement. i do not know what they were thinking because it totally backfired on them. this might be a death blow to the enquirer. there will always be a murky for tab tabloid usually do not see this as a blatant threat where some rain says
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iam going blatant threat where some rain says i am going to publish these pictures. he did it to the worlds richest man and so if he can't fight back then some rain without his means that they would have no chance. what is the reaction been to the fact that he has fought back, that he is calling them out and alleging that they are blackmailing him? they have not responded, the national enquirer folks, him? they have not responded, the national enquirerfolks, but him? they have not responded, the national enquirer folks, but the area has really celebrated jeff bezos. the area is taking his side, they feel this was an unfair threat and it shows the the coordination between the national enquirer and
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trump. the area has really valid event bezos. the drax power station in north yorkshire has become the first in the world to reverse climate change on a tiny scale — in a process known as "carbon negative". drax burns seven million tonnes of wood chips each year to drive generators to make electricity. the new technology captures one tonne a day of emissions and the company says it's the first time it has been tried anywhere in the world and could help tackle climate change. and now for a pretty remarkable story from montana about a frozen cat that managed to thaw out and survive (00v) fluffy was found last thursday near her home in kalispell in a snowbank. her fur was thick with snowballs and she was unresponsive, with the city experiencing temperatures of minus 8 degrees. she was taken to the vet and her temperature was so low it couldn't be registered
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on the thermoetre. on the thermometre. remarkably, through the use of hairdryers and heated towels, fluffy managed to regain consciousness and survive. she was released from the vet clinic a day later — well this morning cbs correspondent marc liverman told the victoria derbyshire programme what happened this was an unresponsive cat that has brought into a clinic by her owners and she was almost entirely covered in snow balls. at first her body temperature did not even register on the thermometers. they tried in to venus fluids and warm towels. she really began to bounce
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back though after if few hours of treatment but are too many errors she recovered and is now completely normal. the baton to say that fluffy is amazing. her owners found her coach down in the snow and believe that something traumatic happened to her. in a moment it's time for the one o'clock news with ben brown but first it's time for a look at the weather with phil avery hello again. well, storm eric is the dominant feature in the british isle's weather pattern. all areas are likely to see some very windy conditions through the rest of this evening on through tonight and into the first part of the weekend. there will be a spell of rain followed by some showers. there is the position of storm eric. setting just to the western side of scotland. a lot of isobars on there. in addition, all areas at some point over the next few hours will see
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a prolonged spell of rain. once that has cleared from the southern parts of the british isles we will then see a raft of showers. some of these are really quite squally, urged on by those very strong winds. a more prolonged spell of rain through the rest of the evening and overnight an area of workplace rain back across the northern half of britain and the combination of of the cloud and wind will keep temperatures well away from any frost issues. just to reiterate, over the next 18—24 hours we will see some very strong over the next 18—24 hours we will see some very strong wind. disruption is likely into saturday. it is moving into the north sea but again on saturday it is still
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another windy day. the rimmel come fully or become a good deal more showery but the wind will be an ever co nsta nt. if showery but the wind will be an ever constant. if you are on exposed roots considered the effect of the wind on your particular location. not a particularly cold day at this stage. double figures for no. saturday brings in another weather front into the northern half of scotland. the wind direction abilities by this point with a north to north—west italy across all parts of the british isles. a decidedly chillier feel on sunday. weekend weather prospects it turns cooler with sign on sunday. the daily telegraph says it's
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about to publish more allegations about the retail billionaire sir philip green. it comes after sir philip dropped an injunction against the paper that prevented it reporting allegations of racial and sexual harrassment. sir philip has always denied the claims. we'll have the latest from the high court. also this lunchtime... young footballers among ten people who've died in a fire at one of brazil's biggest football clubs. the family of cardiff city striker emiliano sala say they can now mourn him, after police confirm that it was his body recovered from the english channel. the world's richest man, amazon's jeff bezos, accuses an american magazine of extortion and blackmail. and scientists debunk the old adage that if you drink beer before wine, you'll feel fine. and coming up on bbc news...
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