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the law doesn't seem to be working at the moment. we've got people obviously being caught and going through the justice system but actually this whole points system seems to be making a mockery of that. drivers are getting away with repeatedly breaking the law. motorists with 12 points can appeal to a magistrates‘ courtjust as this one and claim that a driving ban would bring exceptional hardship upon their lives, meaning they'd lose a job or be unable to care for a family member. there is no definition in law though, as to what exceptional hardship means. so one magistrate may decide if a driving ban would cause someone to lose theirjob, that is exceptional hardship. another magistrate may decide it isn't. every ban is considered on a case—by—case basis. the government says the vast majority of drivers with 12 points are automatically disqualified and only in exceptional circumstances can judges decide not to issue a ban. the fact remains though, that there are drivers who have continually broken the law, who are still on our roads. david rhodes, bbc news, bradford. time for a look at the weather. as we have seen, doris is a serious
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storm, rain, wind and snow. the storm, rain, wind and snow. the storm has been hurtling towards us over the last few hours. still has a sting in the tail for some before over the last few hours. still has a sting in the tailfor some before it goes into other parts of northern europe. the snowfall earlier on this morning has been further north than we first anticipated. some disruptive snowfall north of the central belt. a winter wonderland for some, but with the headache getting to work for others. that is now heading further south and an amber warning now heading further south and an amberwarning in now heading further south and an amber warning in forced especially in southern scotland. wintry showers pushing in across northern ireland. a cold afternoon here. further south, rain around but the main story is the wind. i am putting on the gusts here, 50, 60 miles an hour and in some places, as we have seen,
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they can cause some problems. seems like this early on in chiswick in west london. an amber warning in force for disruptive and damaging winds this afternoon. 60, 70 miles an hour gusts will cause issues over the next beer hours. the worst of the next beer hours. the worst of the gusts will ease down. last clear away from east england. doris will be clearing and the weather will settle down. but wintry showers will be pushing in from the west with a lot of surface water. ice will be a hazard across scotland, northern ireland and north—west england as well. might be a slippery start on friday morning. a chilly one but a much more tranquil day on friday. welcome sunshine and a sparkling start. 0ne welcome sunshine and a sparkling start. one or two showers on the breeze as specially around coastal areas. more rain turns up across northern ireland initially, pushing in across scotland and turning to
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snow on the highlands. temperatures slow to rise but temperatures will continue to rise as we head into the weekend. in combination with active fronts across the west of the uk, a lot of surface water from the rain and a lot of snow melting. problems on the horizon across parts of the north—west and the uk and creeping across north—west england, we could see some flooding. 0n across north—west england, we could see some flooding. on sunday, dry weather, albeit cloudy at times. all the rain will be further north and west. blustery but thankfully not as windy as it is just now. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime: storm doris has brought widespread destruction across large part of the uk. in wolverhampton, a woman has died ina uk. in wolverhampton, a woman has died in a weather—related incident. 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'm jj chalmers with the sport on bbc news.
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wayne rooney could be on his way to china earlier than expected with news that his agent is in the country trying to negotiate a dealfor the england and manchester united captain to play in their super league. he arrived at old trafford 13 years ago and has gone on to become club's record goalscorer under the tutelage of sir alex ferguson. but the 31—year—old is currently out of favour underjose mourinho. paul stretford is in china negotiating with interested clubs, with a summer move more likely than a deal being agreed before next tuesday's deadline. jose mourinho isn't happy with the fa. after his side reached the last 16 of the europa league last night — mourinho bemoaned the decision to make them to face chelsea in the fa cup quarter—final on the monday night before the second leg of the next round in europe on thursday. we are manchester united. we can't
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do that. i don't do that to the fa cup because the fa cup is not guilty of these decisions. the cup is beautiful, the competition is historical. i have do treat manchester united's supporters and the fa cup in the right way. i cannot play under 21 ‘s. tottenham will hope to join united in the last 16, they host gent in front of a sell—out wembley crowd tonight. spurs are looking to overturn a 1—0 deficit from their poor display in the first leg in belgium last week. we were poor and they were better than us. that is why they won. no surprise to me because we watched many games. we knew the quality. what surprised us was our performanc we are aware of how they play and it's up to us to try to be better and show that we deserved to go to the next round.
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a series of niggling injuries are ruining andy carroll's england chances. that's the view of his west ham boss slaven bilich. the striker has been in great form for west ham when fit — but he's currently sidelined with a groin strain and has only made 16 appearances for the club this season. when he's playing, when he's fit, for me, he is a top striker. but i told him, itold him in dubai and i told him, itold him in dubai and i told him, itold him in dubai and i told him yesterday that those small things that are ruining or damaging 01’ things that are ruining or damaging or affecting his rhythm are no good for him, no good for us, no good for a call—up in the england squad. a blow for arsenal this morning with the news that midfielder santi cazorla is out for the season as he recovers from ankle surgery. the spain international has been out of action since october and has undergone an operation and it was expected that his recovery would take around three months. but arsenal now believe the 32—year—old will need longer on the sidelines and expect him not
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to feature again this season. world champion constructors mercedes have unveiled their new car for the upcoming formula 1 season. it will be going a lot faster than this when the season starts next month in australia. but for now lewis hamilton, who was joined by new team mate valtteri bottas today, took the car for a few laps around a very blustery silverstone. how michael said the car felt incredible. —— hamilton said. vern cotter has made five changes to scotland's side that will face wales in the six nations at murrayfield on saturday. flankerjon barclay plays his rugby in wales with the scarlets and will captain the team in the absence of the injured greig laidlaw — he's replaced by ali price at scrum half — with prop gordon reid, back rowsjohn hardie and ryan wilson, and wing tim visser also starting. manny pacquiao and britain's amir
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khan have announced that terms are being negotiated for a possible fight between the pair. pacquaio's twitter followers recently voted khan as the opponent they would most like to see him fight next. khan hasn't boxed since a defeat to saul alvarez last may. that is all your sport now. i will have more for you in the next hour. now, let's get more on storm doris which has hit the united kingdom with gusts of up to 100 mph. in the last hour or so we have had reports that a woman has been killed in wolverhampton city centre in weather—related incident. let's get more that. alex ross is on the phone from wolverhampton‘s express and star. what more do we know about
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this? good afternoon. tragic news coming out of wolverhampton this afternoon. this morning at 11:a3am the ambulance service received 15 and 999 calls to wolverhampton city centre to dudley street. they arrived and a woman was found with very serious head injuries. we believe she was hit by debris related to storm doris. the ambulance service said there was nothing they could do and she was confirmed dead at the scene. what has the weather been like there? give us an idea of how strong the winds have been? we have had winds of up to 80 mph. it is incredibly blustery out there today and it has caused havoc in towns, villages and on our roads. we have had three is coming down on many of our main rates causing disruption to traffic and it has been so bad that the councils have even closed off parts of the town and city centres. in
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wolverhampton, queens square which is usually a very busy area of the city centre has been closed off as well as dudley street following the death of this woman. also, west bromwich, the house —— the high street has also been closed off due to falling debris. dudley zoo has been forced to close, which is a lwa ys been forced to close, which is always popular especially in half term, has had to close because of high wind and weather. as i look outside the office at the moment, i can hear the wind at the window. it is especially windy out there. can hear the wind at the window. it is especially windy out therem that forecast to continue for a while yet? yes, i think it is due to quieten down later tonight but the next couple of hours, it is not expected to quieten down. it has led to wolverhampton city council putting out a message urging people to only go outside if necessary due to only go outside if necessary due to falling debris. right. thank you very much indeed. thank you for
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joining us, alex ross from wolverhampton‘s express and star newspaper. the fiancee of a children's author whose body was found in a cesspit has beenjailed for a minimum of 3a years. —— fiance. ian stewart, 56, spent weeks poisoning helen bailey before smothering her. 0ur correspondent mike cartwright was in court at st albans when sentence was handed down. ian stewart chose not to be present while the sentencing took place but judge andrew bright directed his comments toward him anyway. he said that whilst alan bailey was excitedly planning your wedding, you we re excitedly planning your wedding, you were planning to kill her. he said she was at the height of her success when you brought her life to a cruel end and dumped her beloved red boris and her in a foul smelling cesspit. she was worth around £3 million and he said he wasn't content to share her wealth as a husband, he wanted
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it all to himself, he said. the judge told him it was difficult to imaginea judge told him it was difficult to imagine a more humorous crime. it took planning and premeditation. he went to considerable lengths to cover the bodies and said he told kalas lies. sitting behind me in court was jamie, kalas lies. sitting behind me in court wasjamie, ian kalas lies. sitting behind me in court was jamie, ian stewart's son. yesterday, while the verdicts were read out, he didn't look at his father at all. today, he sat there motionless and behind him wasjohn bailey, helen bailey's brother. he too just sat there listening to the comments. ian stewart had lied to his family, to helen bailey's family and he had lied to the police. the families sitting through six weeks of harrowing evidence and today, finally, it is coming to a close. he was sentenced to a minimum of 3a yea rs. was sentenced to a minimum of 3a years. that means ian stewart won't
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be eligible for parole until he is 90. that is mike cartwright reporting from st albans. an investigation by the bbc has found there are nearly 10,000 drivers across the uk still on the roads despite having 12 or more points currently on their driving licence. official figures reveal that one driver has over 60 points on his licence, but has still been allowed to continue driving. we spoke to the specialist traffic defence lawyer nick freeman a short time ago — he explained why these cases don't always lead to lead to driving bans. we don't want people to lose their houses, their career, theirjobs, every one to suffer for what is a relatively trivial offence. the difficulty we have is we have one or two peculiar situation such as the one you alluded to in west yorkshire weather person has 64 points on his licence and i think that sours the situation and sours the legal position, which actually works quite sensibly and quite well. a judge or magistrates will determine every case on its merits and if they say,
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yes, in this particular circumstances we do not think it is appropriate to disqualify a person, then in my view the law is working correctly. that is nick freeman, a traffic defence lawyer. let's bring you the latest now on the operation by iraqi troops in mosul in northern iraq. the iraqi army has captured the airport there from fighters of self—styled islamic state. as militants attempt to fight off government forces in the west of the city, the authorities say sleeper cells are a constant and serious threat. bbc arabic‘s basheer al—zaidi has been given rare access to the raids on these i.s cells. 0n the hunt for sleeper cells. these agents from the security service are on their way to addresses across western mosul, chasing those who fight for the so—called islamic state. and it is not long before they track
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down their first suspect. after his arrest, he was questioned about other suspects. the agents learn there are more men in the house. three suspects are rounded up in this raid. they include a teenager.
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this man claims he is innocent. a warning shot. in this area, eve ryo ne a warning shot. in this area, everyone is treated with suspicion. security is so important in mosul at the moment and it is a big concern. raid on sleeper cells are continuing and they are so vital to security. however, it is not known how long that would take. of the nine suspects on the wanted list, only six were found. the security services say it took four months to gather enough evidence to conduct this raid and the men will face terrorism charges in court. so far, the security forces have rounded up well over 1000 suspects which has made these men a target for ids.
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their commander, he doesn't want to reveal his identity says they want to expand their search. there are many uninhabited neighbourhoods. at the same time, we need a big security and intelligence neighbourhood so we can record enough areas and search them. restoring security in mosul is a delicate task. in the past, iraqi security forces have been accused of abuse and sectarianism. the approach taken over the coming months will have a big impact on the future of the city. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour but first, the headlines on bbc news. there is widespread damage as storm doris lashes the uk. a woman in wolverhampton has been killed after being hit by debris. iraqi forces
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reca ptu re being hit by debris. iraqi forces recapture mogul airport as the battle intensified to capture western mosul. and net migration tools to the lowest level in five yea rs. hello. in the business news. barclays has reported a jump in annual profits to £3.2 billion for 2016. barclays has been selling off parts of the business that are seen as non—core. its also going to close down its africa business six months earlier than expected. british gas owner centrica has returned to profitability after making a large loss in 2015. revenue slipped 4% in 2016 from £28 billion to £27 billion, but profit was £2.5 billion — up from a loss in 2015. british gas has said the competitive nature of the uk's energy market was one of the reasons why its profits fell last year. french carmaker psa, which owns the peugeot and citroen brands, says net profit for 2016 nearly
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doubled as the group pushes plans to buy general motors' european brands 0pel and vauxhall. profit rose 79% to £1.81 billion, and the carmaker promised to pay shareholder dividends for the first time since 2011. over to the us now and president trump has made us manufacturing a key part of his tenure. a key pa rt a key part of its manifesto was that he was going to bring back manufacturing jobs to the us after a steady decline to that kind ofjob over the last decade or so. in a few hours, donald trump meets the bosses of several big american firms to talk about us jobs. samira hussain is at the new york stock exchange. hi there. who are these firms and what will be on the agenda? what some of these companies have in common is that they have manufacturing jobs that they are actually moving overseas to different places, the southeast asia
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01’ even different places, the southeast asia or even to mexico. what president trump and the white house have said is that they want to, it sort of a fact—finding mission, trying to get an understanding of why they are moving some of these jobs overseas. as you rightly pointed out, it was a big part of president trump's election platform, of his campaign, that he wanted to bring back those manufacturing jobs. that manufacturing, the fact that we saw so manufacturing, the fact that we saw so many of those manufacturing jobs leaving the united states, it was a net loss for the country and he wa nts to net loss for the country and he wants to bring those jobs back and he will be having conversations with these manufacturing companies to get a sense of how that can happen. how have these manufacturers reacted to him? because he has been vocal about those job is him? because he has been vocal about thosejob is being brought back to the us. it's a bit mixed. on the one hand, you have this sense from companies that this is great, as the climate in terms of the kind of economic policies or trade agreements or even the tax code,
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they are going to be making changes to make it more favourable for manufacturing companies, but one message that the president may be hearing from some of these companies is that it's not all bad news that some of these manufacturing jobs actually move overseas. it allows the companies to create more skilled jobs here in the united states. so while on the surface it may look like all these jobs while on the surface it may look like all thesejobs are while on the surface it may look like all these jobs are moving overseas, some of these companies argue that in fact it's creating a climate in which they can create other kinds of jobs climate in which they can create other kinds ofjobs domestically in the united states. ok, thank you very much indeed. in other business news, transport business national express has posted a 10% increase in profit for 2016. that's down to growth in their us business. profit climbed to £120 million. it's turning out to be a great for miners. glencore has reported an 18% increase in core profits for 2016. profits slumped last year after a global commodities rout, however the price of raw materials has since bounced back.
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we saw earlier in the week that bhp biliton and anglo american also benefited from a rise in commodity prices. aerospace giant bae says it expects increased defence budgets to boost its earnings by 5—10% this year. profits did well in 2016 — they were up 7%. sales at the british firm jumped from £1.1 billion to £19 billion. thanks in part to the fall in the pound. centrica was one of the largest fall as this morning and then recovered slightly. barclays was doing well this morning after they announced profits had trebled but it seems to have dipped slightly. i will be back in our's time have dipped slightly. i will be back in our ‘s time with more business news. she died her hair pink for the baftas, and refuses to have her photos touched up — you'd never think that dame helen mirren ever feels
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a lack of confidence. but appearances can be deceptive, as the award—winning actress has been telling young people at the launch of a new initiative from the prince's trust — aimed at boosting self—esteem among young people. this morning, dame helen spoke to the victoria derbyshire programme about the initiative and her own struggle with the pressures of fame. it's something that i have to handle on almost a daily basis. certainly it's more exacerbated when you are younger. you don't quite know what your place in the world is going to be. you are trying to fit in with everyone and yet you want to be an individual and a personality all of your own. so it's very challenging, i think, when you're young. but i think those moments of self—esteem certainly don't go away, as far as i'm concerned, into your adulthood. maybe it's one of the reasons i became an actress. certainly, it's something i am aware of on a pretty well a daily basis.
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when you are walking onto a red carpet, for example, and we are coming into the oscars here so we will be witnessing this, i know for sure that a lot of those very beautifully dressed elegantly men and women on that red carpet are going to be full of terror and nervousness. i've been on a red carpet with people who are literally shaking like this. literally trembling. if you go up and say hi and you touch them, you feel them trembling. it's an incredibly nerve wracking experience. but you are there and you have to deal with it. and so in a way it is a good test. you can't run away. you have to do it. and certainly i have felt that in that situation. the whole point of the initiative is to say we are all very, very different but embrace
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your difference, go with it and understand the worth of it. i just witnessed a little class which is the kind of initiative that this programme is going to bring about which is a class of young people who are basically learning to go on interviews, how to present themselves in the best way possible and so much of that is to do with just physical language, the way you sit, the way you present yourself physically is such a simple thing and yet it's so powerful. i find that very important as well. i was saying to them that it was only in my mid—30s that i learnt how to smile. i couldn't smile before that. i thought i looked stupid when i smiled. then i learned the power of a smile and funnily enough, when you smile, even if you don't feel like smiling, you immediately feel better. life seems a little
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bit better when you are smiling. david bowie dominated the brits last night — a year after he died of cancer. he was awarded best british male and best british album, for his swansong, blackstar. he's always been there supporting... there we are. let's look at the weather prospects now with storm doris. john hammond can bring us the latest. hi there. the impact have been pretty much as anticipated so farfrom been pretty much as anticipated so far from storm doris, been pretty much as anticipated so farfrom storm doris, with accommodation of strong winds, rain and snow for some places. doris is not done with us yet. still a sting in the tailfor some not done with us yet. still a sting in the tail for some to come. it has brought heavy snowfall across parts of scotla nd brought heavy snowfall across parts of scotland in particular and still snow to come in southern parts of
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scotla nd snow to come in southern parts of scotland with an amber warning in force. most of the snow across high ground with wintry showers piling into northern ireland this afternoon. further south, some rain around but the main story is the wind. the black figures indicating the gust speeds and in some places we will see gusts even higher than that producing scenes like this earlier on today. huge waves crashing on to the swords —— shores and this is foam in lancashire due to the strength of the waves crashing onto the shore. we will see gusts as high as 60 or 70 mph before as we head into the evening time the worst of the gusts begin to ease away. last two years away from the east coast where we could see big gusts as we head into this evening. conditions will gradually ease and then the main concern will be ice across parts of scotland, northern ireland and north—west england as we head into the night. temperatures will fill quite low as we had
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overnight. however, doris will be a thing of the past by tomorrow morning, a much quieter start of the day, with welcome sunshine and much lighter as well. for southern and eastern areas, it will stay that way, but more rain will pile into northern ireland and in scotland a period of snow on higher ground. as temperatures begin to rise and the snow melts, without rain, flooding isa snow melts, without rain, flooding is a concern as snow melts, without rain, flooding is a concern as we snow melts, without rain, flooding is a concern as we head into the weekend as we will see further funds coming in of the atlantic. not the extremely strong winds which some of us extremely strong winds which some of us have seen, but of rain to come and in combination with that snowmelt, we are concerned about the risk of flooding across parts of scotland, northern ireland and northern england. always try a further east this weekend and that is the story on sunday but the wind is the story on sunday but the wind is not as strong as they have been. this is bbc news. the headlines at two:
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widespread damage as storm doris lashes the uk — a woman in wolverhampton has been killed after being hit with debris. i can tell you as you see the foam hitting me from the sea that it definitely has materialised — the gusts here are so powerful i can't even face in the direction the wind is coming from. net migration falls for the first time in two years — although it remains well above the government's target. prisons are explicitly to become places of rehabilitation as well as punishment, under new government plans. iraqi forces seize mosul airport from the so—called islamic state. and in the next hour we'll hear about new life—saving technology.
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