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most basic that most basic artistic problem, how to capture what we see. it seems strange in an era of, well, conceptual art, that the one artist eve ryo ne conceptual art, that the one artist everyone knows is a proper painter, a draughtsman, everything you think of as an artist. is it a bit old—fashioned? of as an artist. is it a bit old-fashioned? i think, of as an artist. is it a bit old-fashioned? ithink, in a of as an artist. is it a bit old-fashioned? i think, in a way, he's always been a bit old—fashioned, and he's always been a bit old —fashioned, and that's he's always been a bit old—fashioned, and that's been his radicalism. he has made in recent yea rs radicalism. he has made in recent years landscapes, nothing more traditional than landscapes. but you see him do it with an ipad or massive video installations with the same creativity and imagination he puts into his paintings. he is deliberately old—fashioned, puts into his paintings. he is deliberately old —fashioned, and puts into his paintings. he is deliberately old—fashioned, and that is why he is so different. from yorkshire to california, from pop art to landscape. a 57 yearjourney of thinking about what we are seeing. david sillito, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. a real blast of winter expected
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later on this week. before we reach that point, a wet and windy spell moving in off the atlantic. a cold and frosty start with the eastern areas holding onto drier and brighter weather for most of the day. wet and windy weather moving in through the course of the afternoon. it bit of wintry mess over high ground, because the air is really cold. as you could imagine after the morning frost. wet in the south—west of england and over wales as the afternoon wears on. in the east, the clouds are. northern ireland turning wet and windy as the weather front moves in. just moving into western scotland. turning wintry over the high ground. eastern scotland, apart from a few showers, staying dry until after dark. an atrocious evening commute across much of the north and west, certainly for northern ireland, western scotland and northern in wood, heavy, driving rain, standing water on the roads
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with gusts of 60 mph. rain turning to snow over high ground of scotland and pennine routes down to the peak district. watch out for that if you are driving over high ground. the rain eventually reaching the eastern side of england, mainly rain here, with wintry nest north of the higher ground. we will start to see an ice risk for northern ireland and scotla nd risk for northern ireland and scotland as temperatures fall away. these are the town and city temperature is, lower than that in rural places. the pressure chart through tuesday, the weather front will be slow to clear the east, eventually grinding to a halt, working westward from wednesday onwards. the weather front across the south—west will bring a cluster of showers through tuesday afternoon. starting with an ice risk over the northern half of the uk. eastern areas holding onto cloud. whether from slow to clear with outbreaks of rain, still windy" there. some mail and thunder next in
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as well. —— some hail and thunder. mixed in. easterly winds beginning to dig in, starting to feel colder and the best of any brightness across the far west. for the rest of the week, it's turning much colder. turning really wintry, bitterly cold easterly winds digging in across much of the uk. we are likely to see some snow showers feeding in from the east and they may affect eastern parts of the uk. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, i'mjohn hello, i'm john watson with the latest sports news. after a record 59 matches leading his country, alastair cook has stepped down as england's test captain. he had been considering his future in the role
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during england's recent tour defeat to in the. jonathan agnew says it is no great shock is chosen to quit as captain. i'm not very surprised. the way england collapsed before christmas, i remember looking at him then and thinking he looked rather empty, rather hollow eyed, so it seemed from that point this would be the most likely conclusion. it is a shame because actually he could have gone on for another year, which ideally english cricket might have enjoyed. to give root more time, more breathing space. there is the ashes last year —— next year, but you can only do that as a captain if you can only do that as a captain if you have the energy and alastair cook had hit the buffers as far as that was concerned. it's been a hard time for him, lots of ups and downs. lots of noise in the background, particularly going back to the kevin
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pietersen affair. he's had to put up with a lot from the wings as it were and moderate success. he was never the most exciting or adventurers of ca pta i ns the most exciting or adventurers of captains but very solid, determined and gritty, much like his batting. the man whojonathan suggested is in line to replace himjoe root, was recently asked by the bbc if he was ready to take over as test captain should cook walk away. until you are untilyou are in until you are in the position, i don't think you know. i feel i have obviously got quite a lot of experience in test cricket now. as i said, it is one of those things that you sort of have to learn on the job. i suppose the timing of this is quite relevant, but being a dad you don't know what to do until the time comes, i imagine that would be very similarsoi
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comes, i imagine that would be very similar so i will wait and see if that happens. the former south africa rugby union captainjoost va der westhiezen has died at the age of 45 the world cup winner was part of the famous springboks side that lifted the world cup in 1995. he's had a long running battle with motor neurone disease. capped 89 times for his country he's widely regarded as one of the best scrum halfs to have played the game. the new england patriots produced the greatest comeback in super bowl history to beat the atlanta falcons 34—28 in overtime. the falcons were in complete control having scored three touchdowns before half time. and were 25 points ahead before the spectacular fightback — no team has come form that far behind before. the patriots drew level at 28 all with less than a minute left of regulation time remaining.
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and then, in overtime, a touchdown from james white completed the comeback to take the title. quarter back tom brady named the most valuable player for a record fourth time, it's a fifth title for the patriots. and there was a painful finish to canada's davis cup tie with great britain when denis shapovolov was disqualified after smashing a tennis ball at the match umpire. kyle edmund was two sets up in the decider. and the canadian in red after losing his serve, smashed a ball away... and it struck the umpire square in the face. despite not intending to strike him, canada default the match and with it lost the tie. great britain will face france next in april. that for the moment is all the sport. you can follow the latest over on the bbc sport website. for now though, that is all from me from the bbc sports centre. i will be backin the bbc sports centre. i will be back in an hour's time. 0ur back in an hour's time. our main stories on bbc news: stefano brizzi, who was jailed for the murder of 59—year—old police officer gordon semple in london, has died in prison, the ministry ofjustice has said.
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i'm joined now by kathryn stanczyszyn. the name will be familiar to many people because he was only sentenced fairly recently. yes, particularly grisly case as well, stefano brizzi met 59—year—old pc gordon semple on a 93v met 59—year—old pc gordon semple on a gay dating up. they went back to stefa no a gay dating up. they went back to stefano brizzi flat in london. brizzi claimed he had died accidentally, but it was found he strangled him, dismembered his body and put it in a bath of acid. the judge said there were terrible features, in fact the prosecution experts revealed that actually brizzi had tried to cook some of the body and cannibalise it as well. and brizzi was jailed on the 12th of decemberfor brizzi was jailed on the 12th of december for life. what we know has
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happened today? we only know basic details at the moment. he was only a few months into his prison term. reports say he took his own life and ina reports say he took his own life and in a statement the ministry of justice says simply stefano brizzi died in custody, and as with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the prisons and the patient ombudsman. i'm cute. —— thank you. the number of patients on hospital wards has been at levels deemed to be unsafe in nine out of ten nhs trusts in england this winter, that's according to the bbc‘s analysis of nhs figures. the pressure on beds has meant many patients have been at a higher risk of infection and delays in getting treated. all this week the bbc is examining the state of the nhs, and this morning the victoria derbyshire programme hosted a live debate on the issue. let's hear some of the concerns and suggestions put forward by members of the audience. dangerous decisions are the fact there are fewer doctors and fewer nurses so the doctor and nurse to
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patient ratio on wards in intensive ca re patient ratio on wards in intensive care is... you cannot imagine the stresses we go through. it is unimaginable. and the fact we are looking after patients who are very sick in on safe areas in the hospital. you hear about the trolleys. we a re hospital. you hear about the trolleys. we are making decisions where we go home at night and frankly we don't sleep. you can't sleep? no. did i do the right thing discharging that patient? was it too early? myjunior doctors are acting as nurses at the same time because there aren't enough staff. they are leaving and i don't blame them. i am having conversations with consultant collea g u es having conversations with consultant colleagues about making the phone call to dubai, why don't we moved to canada, australia ? call to dubai, why don't we moved to canada, australia? coming back to the hard facts, the real facts, but the hard facts, the real facts, but the truth is we do have fewer hospital beds than any other european nation. germany has three
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times as many hospital beds, three times as many hospital beds, three times as many hospital beds, three times as many. we have the lowest numberof times as many. we have the lowest number of doctors, such fair funding has been cut year on year for the la st has been cut year on year for the last six years —— social care funding. when you try to look after an older population with multiple health problems, using the cannot deliver that with a social care syste m deliver that with a social care system that is cutting costs year on year. this has to be addressed as a global issue, looking at the total resource. i don't know about a global issue, surrey council for example is having a referendum amongst households to sea of people would pay extra on their household bills for social care. the minute we start leaving it to local areas to sort out a national problem...” spent 26 years in the ambulance sector. i would look at charging people who get drunk and blight a&e. how much would you charge them?”
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don't know about that. if you look at scandinavia countries they charge about £400. per night? yes, they are locked in a safe place, cared for and next day there is a release fee. luck they may seem like an easy target, but the charging will gradually be extended to other groups like overweight people, people who smoke, people who injure themselves skiing, but at the moment immigrants are being used to introduce charging. the cheapest way to raise money to help the nhs is through taxation. charging patients is classified as a zombie policy, it refuses to die. what our tory mp should be telling us is they are setting us up for an american—style insurance system. there's two ways to pay charges, out or take—out topple insurance and our politicians
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are afraid to tell us where they are taking it. and if you would like to see more from that debate, you can watch online on your computer or smartphone on the victoria derbyshire page, at www. an estimated half a million people have taken part in a sixth night of protests in romania, in spite of the government backing down on plans to de—criminalise some corruption offences. the demonstrations are the largest since the fall of the communist dictator nicolae ceausescu in 1989. 0ur correspondent steve rosenberg sent this report from bucharest. here at the centre of bucharest, these protesters have got what they wanted. earlier, romania's government cancelled its controversial decree that would have shielded some public officials who would abuse that would have shielded some public officials who would abuse their office from prosecution, and it was these crowds,
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it was pressure from the streets, which forced the government into a u—turn. but as you can see, the protests are continuing and now many of the protesters here are demanding that their government resigns. we want them to leave. it's not enough just to cancel it. they did something very wrong and we want them out. you want the government to resign? yes. we are determined to resist, to keep fighting. to keep fighting until the current government stepped down. we believe they have lost credibility, notjust with the romanian people but with other countries around the world so it's time for them to go. these are the largest anti—government protests romania has seen since the fall of communism. over the last few days, hundreds of thousands of people have been coming onto the streets to accuse government of backtracking in the fight against corruption. and on the square they are actually projecting anti—government slogans onto the government building. the authorities reject the criticism, and supporters of the government accuse judges and prosecutors and
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investigators of being overzealous in the fight against corruption. but mass protests have forced to retreat. this is a victory for people power. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc news: the nhs under pressure — nine out of ten hospitals have been dangerously overcrowded this winter. president trump steps up his attacks on a judge who overturned his travel ban on seven muslim majority countries. a 19—year—old admits killing an american tourist and injuring five other people in central london last year. he stabbed her to death. i'm vishala sri pathma. in the business news: apple, facebook, google and microsoft are among 97 companies to have filed an official court document opposing donald trump's travel ban. the us president's executive order prevents people from seven mainly muslim countries entering the united states. a falling pound and a flood of
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rivals moving into its profitable markets dented rya nair‘s rivals moving into its profitable markets dented ryanair‘s profits at the end of 2016. it reported that fares and profits fell slightly more than expected during the quarter. mps are urging the owner of hbos, lloyds banking group, to pay compensation to victims of fraud facilitated by two former employees who were jailed last week. they also want assurances the bank will review its handling of the fraud and publish its findings. let's talk more about this technology companies voicing their opposition to president's trump's executive order on immigration. 97 companies in total have filed a joint legal brief arguing against the us president's travel ban. apple, facebook, microsoft and twitter are amongst them. joining me now from the floor of the new york stock exchange is our north america business correspondent michelle fleury. it is really quite unprecedented to
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have such a coordinated response in this way, with all the silicon valley big companies. that was the thing that struck me. you have a group of companies that don't always see eye to eye, are often rivals, and suddenly, more than 90 of them all come together to file this legal document, basically talking about the harm that they filled the executive order on in immigration will do to their business. it is worth remembering they hire a lot of foreign workers and import, —— in part, they are preparing themselves for the next battle, which may be over high skilled visas, which many of their staff rely on. that is some of their staff rely on. that is some of their staff rely on. that is some of the rationale behind the strong response we are seeing of the rationale behind the strong response we are seeing from silicon valley. it is interesting because the immigration ban will affect lots of different sectors. donald trump has been quite vocal about how he wa nts to has been quite vocal about how he
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wants to repeal the dood frank —— dodd frank regulation around banks. it was introduced to make sure we never saw a crisis like that of 2008 again. one of the things about it was the idea that banks could not be too big to fail. subsequently, they have to hold more capital, they have to do something called create living wills, in other words to establish an papera plan wills, in other words to establish an paper a plan for how they would be broken down in the event they we re be broken down in the event they were about to go out of business. all of these measures, there has been a lot of debate as to how affected some rules have been, whether they have worked or not. donald trump has said he wants to roll back a lot of regulation, including financial regulation. some are saying that what this means in practice is an end of cooperation, certainly in the united states, but
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the international community, when it comes to financial regulation. we have seen talk in europe about how much capital european banks should have to raise. they were trying to reach a deal. it looks like that is off the table now. now low—frills airline ryanair has reported an 8% fall in profits for the last few months of 2016. it said average fares fell to £28 per customer — a fall of 17% — but the number of passengers was up 16% on the previous year. neil sorahan is the chief financial officer of ryanair — he thinks the decision to leave the european union — especially if it's a ‘hard—brexit‘ will impact the airline's domestic uk flights. we are only at the start of a journey. we will see article 50 invoked next month, the start of the two—year negotiation process. the planes are full at the moment at lower fa res. we a re planes are full at the moment at lower fares. we are estimating demands with lower ticket prices. but we believe as we move closer
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towards the end of the process over the next 24 months, if the uk decides not to remain with open skies, that will have implications for travel in and out of the uk. we have three domestic routes here in the uk and we would have to make the decisions over the next 18 to 24 months about what to do with those, cancelled those or open up and air operator is! certificate here in uk. contingencies have been put in place in the uk for what may or may not happen but it is early days and i believe it is a hard brexit we may absolutely see a slowdown in consumer sentiment here. here are some other stories we're following today. japan's toyota and suzuki have are going to start talks about creating a formal partnership. the idea is to create an information pool between the companies that would also allow them to discuss technology development. gold mining business randgold reported record gold production last year. sales for the past few months of 2016 were up 26% and profits were up 38%.
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it's proposing a 52% rise in its dividend to $1.00 per share. and they say diamonds are forever but the job of chief executive us jewellers tiffany & co isn't as federic cumenal has stepped down. he's been in charge since april 2015, but a drop in spending by tourists and a stronger dollar had been hurting the compa ny‘s performance. a quick look at markets before we go. european shares edged up in choppy trade at the start of the week. one of the top performers on the ftse 100 is randgold resources. an increase in profits and dividends has seen its share price do well. shannon matthews went missing on her way home from a swimming lesson in 2008. the search for her lasted 24 days, cost police over £3 million and involved hundreds of neighbours. but in a twist that shocked the nation, the west yorkshire schoolgirl‘s disappearance turned out to be an elaborate hoax
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involving her mother. ahead of a new drama based on the case, danny savage has returned to dewsbury to look at the impact on the community that helped look for her. police, emergency. my daughter is missing, please. how old is she? nine. an emergency call to report a missing child. the woman making it is karen matthews, mum of a little girl called shannon. hours later, the seemingly distraught mother goes on to make an emotional on—camera appeal. shannon, please come home. please, i'm begging you, baby. come home, please. have you heard anything at all from her, karen? no. but this is a hoax. karen matthews knows exactly where her daughter is. she's fully aware that a family friend is hiding shannon. the plan is to keep hold of the schoolgirl until a reward is offered, pretend to find her, and claim the money. but for 24 days, west yorkshire police, the people of dewsbury
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and us journalists following events believed it was a genuine child abduction, or even murder. the rest of the country was convinced too. huge resources were poured into finding the nine—year—old. as the shocking truth unfolded, i was one of the journalists who spent weeks on dewsbury moor speaking to residents, who never suspected the unthinkable. now, the bbc has made a drama about real—life events, focusing on the community and how it tried to help karen matthews. i'm going out searching again. that's great, but let's get organised. we don't want people searching in the same places. we need street maps and a proper list of who's searching where. let's do this properly. the two—part series deals with how the friends and neighbours react when the truth unravels and they realise they have been lied to. shannon was eventually found alive about a mile from home. she was hidden in the base of a divan bed and drugged
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to keep her subdued. as he was arrested, the man who held her — michael donovan — blurted out to officers that he and karen matthews were in it for the money. what karen matthews did here in dewsbury nine years ago is still almost beyond belief. to fake the abduction of her own child for money was described by the judge at her subsequent trial as truly despicable, and it's left a mark on this town. dewsbury will forever be associated with the shannon matthews saga. i met up with the man who represents dewsbury moor to talk about the story being dramatised. i hope to see dewsbury moor portrayed in a positive light, that this incident was just the actions of two people, nothing more than that, and i hope it's reflected fairly and that the characters involved are reflected accurately as well. but one resident told us people will never forget what happened. it's always there. the name shannon matthews
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comes straight to mind. because it happened, but it took such a long time and it was so focused. and all the time it was on, you know, the amount of people that were involved, it was uncanny. both matthews and donovan were sentenced to eight years in prison. the judge strongly criticised them for allowing the police and public to waste time in a search. it is the effect on that community that this new drama aims to portray. danny savage, bbc news, dewsbury. the moorside is on bbc 0ne tomorrow at 9pm. the united nations says civilian casualties in afghanistan rose to a new high in 2016 with nearly 11,500 people — one third of them children — killed or wounded. the un said the high number of child casualties was due to the amount of unexploded devices in the country. time for a look at the weather. things are going downhill across the
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west now as we have a weather system bringing back and windy weather to the whole of the uk by this evening and tonight. you can see this area of low pressure in the atlantic heading our way. wind is already picking up. the rain is getting into the west country, into wales and northern ireland. there could be some wintriness as well in the high grounds, in snowdonia. the rain is bringing the cold air. we started this morning with frost. eastern areas dry until after dark. sunshine fading. mistand areas dry until after dark. sunshine fading. mist and fog patches lingering as well from this morning. but northern ireland, wet and windy and the rain getting into western scotla nd and the rain getting into western scotland and wintriness forming there. eastern scotland, apart from each few showers in the northern
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isles, should be dry. this evening, the wind really whips up, 60 mph for northern ireland, much of scotland, into north—western england. atrocious driving conditions. also heavy rain, standing water on the roads and snow falling on higher ground. the southern uplands and down into the pennines and peak district is so watch the trans—pennine district is so watch the tra ns—pennine route as district is so watch the trans—pennine route as well. the weather will slowly move eastwards overnight. all rain in eastern england. bit of clearance after a few showers. watch out for ice in northern ireland and scotland as temperatures dip particularly between showers. the weather chart for tuesday shows that by the french on the eastern side of the country and it becomes slow to move before working its way westwards. we start off with the wet weather over cold ground. elsewhere plenty of sunshine, a brush of shoppers
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pushing in towards wales, the south of england. —— a rush of showers. still cold across the north and east. that weather front working its way westwards on wednesday so it introduces a lot of cloud to the country, maybe a bit of brightness in the west but it will feel cold and great. that is the theme for the rest of the week, tony much colder, a real boon to be blast pushing in from the east. that will bring snow showers too much of the country particularly eastern areas. we will keep you up—to—date. we will keep you up—to—date. this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at two. the nhs under pressure — nine out of ten hospitals have been dangerously overcrowded this winter. there's a squeeze on mental health services too — with a big rise in the number of patients who've died unexpectedly. stefano brizzi, a killer who strangled a police office
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and tried to dissolve his body in acid, has died in prison. president trump steps up his attacks on a judge who overturned his travel ban on seven muslim majority countries. a nineteen—year—old admits stabbing an american tourist to death and injuring five other people in central london last year. i'm rebecca jones has in the next hour we will have more has alastair cook resigns as the england test batsmen.
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