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the strain was showing, this was the prime minister this morning, eu has called for more clarity on what kind of relationship british once in future and to date the brexit secretary tried to correct. canada plus plus plus would be one way of putting it. what does that mean? can it has negotiated a trade deal for several years but it doesn't include financial services. canada plus deal would cover this is the uk. what else? if you look at any free trade deal you'll see agreements on where product standards normally comply. that is what it comes down to. sometimes you see other things. in a free trade deal between the uk and canada they say they won't go below the international labour organisation minimum. but he made it clear that paying it divorce bill would include getting a good deal. you don't expect seasonal goodwill one ministers discuss what kind of deal they want with the eu just
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before christmas, already the brexit secretary and the chancellor seem to disagree over a divorce bill under all circumstances. yet one thing has become clearer today. what labour would do ifjeremy corbyn moved into no 10. the shadow brexit secretary suggested it would be economically damaging if britain moved too far away from eu rules and regulations. what subtle button do we want to be, do we see europe as our major trading partner or do we want to tell ourselves apart from that? he suggested that like norway labour wa nted suggested that like norway labour wanted to stay close to the eu and might be prepared to pay for access to its single market. would you accept it? there may have to be payments, that would have to be negotiated. and the shadow foreign secretary would consider staying close to the eu's customs union, which might restrict the ability to do trade deals. which might restrict we have always been pragmatic and realistic. most of our trade is
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with the european union. we are just stating a fact and so we should not be kiboshing that. a fact and so we should the political parties have contained some of the disagreements in europe by being a bit ambiguous about the future. with trade talks about to start, difficult decisions can no longer be deferred. difficult decisions can ian watson, bbc news. difficult decisions can the difficult decisions can qatari government is buying typhoon the qatari government is buying 2a typhoon jets from bae systems. the defence secretary signed a deal worth in the region of five million joe hart, around 5000 bae employees are involved in building the typhoon at wharton in lancashire. the disgraced publicist max clifford has died. he was 7a. max clifford has died. he'd suffered a heart attack in prison, where he was serving an eight year sentence for eight indecent assaults against teenage girls. indecent assaults against teenage danny shaw reports. indecent assaults against teenage he indecent assaults against teenage was the pr supr
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oi’ he was the pr supremo who could make or break a reputation. but when max clifford's past caught up with him, his own career lay in ruins. the last three years of his life was spent in prison in failing health and this morning, after suffering a heart attack, he died in hospital. the allegations in respect of which i have been charged are completely false. max clifford always denied the claims of indecent assault that eventually led to his downfall. but his trial lends evidence of his manipulative behaviour and how he promised to boost the careers of aspiring models and actresses in return for sexual favours. he was found guilty of eight charges against four women and girls, the youngest victim was 15. for 30 yea rs, youngest victim was 15. for 30 years, he provided sensational stories for the tabloids. he represented this lady, who had an affair with sven—goran eriksson. it was clifford who helped expose the
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relationship between a former conservative mp david mellor and antonio kissinger. the part of it we re antonio kissinger. the part of it were not true. this story was also fiction but it made the great headlines. his death leaves many unresolved legal issues. he was being sued by his victims and appealing against his convictions, protesting his innocence to the end. with all the sport, here's karthi gna nyasegram, at the bbc sport centre. karthi gna nyasegram, good evening. karthi gna nyasegram, there karthi gna nyasegram, are there karthi gnanyasegram, are two big derbies. manchester there are two big derbies. manchester city are currently playing manchester united at old trafford in the top of the table clash. it was 1—1 at half—time after david silva put city ahead and marcus rashford equalised with this goal. manchester city have taken a 2-1 goal. manchester city have taken a 2—1 lead. there arejust i7 goal. manchester city have taken a 2—1 lead. there arejust 17 minutes remaining. if they win, they will be 11 points clear of manchester united
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and it will be difficult for any of their rivals to catch them. wayne their rivals to catch them. rooney scored his first g wayne rooney scored his first goal in the liverpool derby. liverpool held to a 1—1 draw in the merseyside derby with everton at anfield. in the merseyside derby as natalie pirks reports. in the merseyside derby the in the merseyside derby weather may have been fr but the weather may have been freezing, but this fixture is always enough to get pulses racing. everton were on the ropes from the start and just before half—time, mohamed salah got the goal liverpool deserved. absolutely magnificent. it was a superb strike on his derby debbie. things were just starting to heat up and it nearly got worse for everton before the break. or at least it would have, had mane had not gone for glory. and everton attack handed them a lifeline. when lovren went
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for a push, the penalty was given. wayne rooney put the ball on the spot. almost 13 years since his last merseyside derby, he revelled in his role as party pooper. everton snatched a point and big sam left with a smile. unlike a protesting liverpool. also, liverpool. 85 minutes separated the goals at also, 85 minutes separated the goals at saint mary between southampton and arsenal. charlie austin opened the scoring with just three minutes on the clock. the scoring with just three olivier giroud came to the rescue. the scoring with just three let's hearfrom both managers, southampton‘s manager scottish champions celtic nearly had their 67—game unbeaten run in domestic football ended by hibernian. it finished 2—2 at easter road, but neil lennon's hibs came so close to snatching it late on. but neil lennon's hibs came so close in rugby union's european champions
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cup, wasps were well beaten in a high scoring game away at la rochelle. the french side top their group, and scored six tries in this match, including two from levani botia as they won 49—29. wasps though did manage to score five tries of their own, to take an extra bonus point. five tries of their own, the other game in that group was affected by the weather but still went ahead with ulster beating harlequins 17—5 at the stoop. beating harlequins quins beating harlequins cannot qualify for the quarterfinals. saracens match against clermont auvergne was postponed. lei nster clermont auvergne was postponed. are 5—3 up aga the leinster are 5—3 up against exeter. the rest of the stories are on the bbc sport website. the hello.
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this is bbc news. an amber weather warning has been issued for much of england and wales as heavy snow continues to cause disruption for travellers across the uk. over 150 flights have been cancelled at heathrow and stansted while birmingham international, east midlands and belfast international airports have also been affected. a number of motorways, including the mi and mao have been dealing with temporary closures due to numerous breakdowns & collisions. electricity supplier sse says up to 2a,000 homes in oxfordshire, berkshire and wiltshire are without power. and school closures have already been confirmed for monday across worcestershire, walsall and shropshire, due to the snow. elesewhere, a p&o ferry bound for dover, carrying more than 300 people, ran aground in high winds at the port of calais in northern france. officials say no—one on board the vessel was injured and the vessel has now been refloated. our reporter navtej johal
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is at east midlands airport, which had been closed for a while earlier. it has been a miserable day for people flying to and from airports in the midlands, both birmingham airport and the east midlands airport have been closed for the majority of the day. here, the situation has improved and earlier, birmingham airport opened but both have warned of a backlog of cancelled flights meaning there will be delays. here you can see the queue of people waiting to find out what will happen. one of the passengers who has been affected is daniel who is originally from spain but lives in sheffield. you knew about the weather situation and you take extra precautions. last night we arranged a hotel and we spent the night there to make sure we were here in the morning just to see what happens. we have been checking for updates, our flight was at ten past five,
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nothing has been said until around a quarter to four that the flight had been delayed. all of the flights there have been warnings and notifications, but not ours, ours kept saying everything was fine. and then at a quarter to four, after the security checks, we got told it was cancelled. by the time we had been cancelled, other passengers, from other companies, i think it was thompson or another airline were getting people onto the plane to set off so we are not sure, no one has said anything, we are guessing where we had to go and we have just joined a queue for ryanair. someone said it would be three hours, we expected it to be at least three or four hours. despite all that preparation and being here the day before and ready to travel because of the weather,
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you have been delayed and you do not know when you will be flying, do you think it will be tomorrow? we have no idea. no one has said anything, no one from ryanair has approached us. we just have joined the queue, no one has said anything. you must feel pretty frustrated. we are. we have things to go to tomorrow in spain. we don't know what will happen. we might get a refund, which is not good for us. thank you and the best of luck, i hope you get back. both airports have apologised to passengers for the disruption and both have said they are expecting to stay open all night. here they are expecting to stay open overnight despite more snowfall predicted over the next few hours but the advice is to check your airline and check the website before you travel. on the line is matthew cole, a bbc political reporter
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who is currently stuck inside a plane on the tarmac at heathrow, after it landed over two hours ago. where did you arrive from and how long have you been stuck? about two hours ago, we flew in from dublin on a flight that was already delayed and we landed just before 4pm and we have been stuck here pretty much ever since. the captain says there have been no available stands for the plane to pull into. there have been problems across the airport and the problems have been related to us on here. we have been told some planes haven't been able to move away. the captain was in touch to say that he has no more information and we could be here for some time yet. how are people dealing with that? it is that frustrating thing.
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you finally arrive at your destination. you can almost see it from the window, but you can't get there. we can. we can see the lights of the promised land, but we can't actually quite reach it at the moment. people have been remarkably good. i think for the most part, the frustration is probably for those people who have connecting flights and they will be worried about how much longer they may end up staying here. when they do get off this light, the question is how soon they will be able to get on board another one and when that will be. so just trying to keep people cheerful. we have been given water. i think the staff are also frustrated because they are also trapped on board. yes, and it illustrates the knock—on impact of weather, long after the
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situation has eased in terms of being able to land and take off, you have that backlog of flights that have that backlog of flights that have to be accommodated. what would you say of the information you had before you left dublin? we knew our site would be an hour or so late. we eventually got on board. it was suggested that we could be on the tarmac for a couple of hours in dublin. but the flight was remarkably quick. i think the wind got behind us. 45 minutes or so. but then on landing the part and somebody said that on arrival of the planes had already waited for two hours or more, so the question was how long it would be. far as we are now two hours and 20 minutes and counting. i can see other planes who have parked around. i can tell if there is a situation. the captain
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said that the ground staff were doing a sterling job, but we are still very much where we started. nobody has started off—loading your luggage yet? well, the seat belt signs are still on. i think people gave up signs are still on. i think people gave up on signs are still on. i think people gave up on obeying those. there will bea gave up on obeying those. there will be a queue for the toilet. yes, exactly. but people are now waiting with a sense of resignation, really. we watched the sunset through the windows. it was like when we landed and it is not now. we had the briefest of glimpses as we flew into london of the snow covering the capital city but nobody has been able to get out and we don't know quite when we will. thanks very much for speaking to as. that has killed some minutes for you, but you have a lot more to kill, i'm afraid. you may be tempted to close your eyes
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and have 40 winks. matt on board a dublin flight that landed at heathrow just over two dublin flight that landed at heathrowjust over two hours ago. no sign of when he and the group will be able to get off. i am sure the situation was the same for a number of flights that landed at heathrow andindeed of flights that landed at heathrow and indeed a number of airports around the country. so the destructive effects of the weather will still be felt for some time yet. let's move on now to the other story of the day. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, has left iran without an agreement on the early release of the british—iranian aid—worker nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe. mr. johnson met iranian president, hassan rouhani this morning where it's believed he continued to press for her release. mrs zaghari—ratcliffe's husband says his wife's expected appearance in court today to face possible further charges was postponed as a result of mrjohnson‘s visit. richard ratcliffe described this as undoubtedly a good sign. mrs zaghari—ratcliffe is serving a five—year sentence over allegations of plotting to overthrow the iranian government,
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allegations which she denies. our diplomatic correspondent, james robbins has been speaking to nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe's husband richard about today's developments. the foreign secretary was very clear and committed. he said that she was and committed. he said that she was a top priority and he said it was doing what he could. they came away much more reassured that he is doing all he can and he said we will be meeting the president and he will be raising her case strongly. if you look at the consequences of his meeting, well, she wasn't in court today. so it is not the same as it all being over, but it's definitely all being over, but it's definitely a positive step. what does nazanin thing? i spoke to her on the phone and she was relieved. she was more upbeat. and it is ongoing and she is up upbeat. and it is ongoing and she is up and down and there are moments where she still needs reassurance that it will be ok but she talked about how she could see that there
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was light at the end of the tunnel and she said please keep praying for me and let's hope we have turned a corner. it did feel that the relief of not having that court case, that's a step towards good stuff happening. does she think she could be out soon? i certainly think she could be. there are no guarantees, but i think that all of these things are about momentum and momentum has shifted since last weekend, so hopefully in the days to come there is every chance that with diplomacy behind the scenes that she will be backed by christmas. and as she herself talking about coming home? she's deaf are talking about coming home for christmas. she needs reassurance from a that she will be home by christmas, but she is talking in terms of what she will do and who gets different things. she was talking about making presence so that people have something to remember her by and all of those kind of nice maybes that you start to talk about. i think you're pretty
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angrya to talk about. i think you're pretty angry a month ago about boris johnson. what do you feel now? yes, isaid johnson. what do you feel now? yes, i said some prettyjoyous things on the television and he reminded me of them behind closed doors. yes, it feels like it has been a good weekend and i looking forward to catching up with him tomorrow or tuesday and hearing more aboutjust what has happened and just checking over things. it feels to me very clear that he has done his best in the past few days and that's a lot to be painfulfor. —— thankfulfor. we will stay in the region. there have been more protests against president trump's decision to recognise jerusalem as the capital of israel. protesters have gathered in several cities in the region, including istanbul, cairo and the moroccan capital rabat, where thousands gathered for a rally declaring thatjerusalem is the palestinian capital. and clashes broke out in the lebanese capital beirut, where protesters threw stones and set fire to tyres near the us embassy. our middle east correspondent martin patience sent
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this report from beirut. well, the protest has turned ugly again. some of the protesters are throwing stones and rocks and whatever they've got at the gate and it's that gate where the lebanese security forces are holed up. that leads to the us embassy. tear gas is now being fired and we'll just move along. this is the second time... that's more tear gas. we need to keep on going and move down this way. there's tear gas, just move down. just move away... from the situation. as you can see, it's dispersing. i'vejust taken a lungful of tear gas. this shows the emotional power of this issue. jerusalem remains a rallying cry for palestinians and arabs across the region.
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on the streets of beirut a short time ago. speaking a short time ago in paris during a press conference with president macron, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the sooner palestinians accept the decision, the better will it be for peace. paris is the capital of france, jerusalem is the capital of israel, it has been the capital of israel for 3,000 years, it has been the capital of the jewish state for seventy years, we respect your history and your choices and we know that as friends, you respect ours. i think this is also essential for peace. i think what peace requires is to be built on the foundation of truth. and the facts of the past and of the present, this is the only way that you can build a realistic and successful future. in response to his remarks,
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emmanuel macron said he believed that a two state solution was the only way forward. translation: i explained my disapproval of the recent declarations by the president of the united states which france considers in breach of international law. i believe that these statements do not serve security, including the security of israel and the israelis. france remains convinced that the only solution in accordance with international law and in accordance with our long—term commitments is to enable the establishment of two states living side by side in peace and this can only happen thanks to negotiations. let's stay in the middle east.
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the qatari government is buying 24 typhoon jets from bae systems. britain's defence secretary gavin williamson signed the deal, worth in the region of £5 billion in doha. around 5,000 bae employees are involved in building the typhoon, mainly at warton in lancashire. our business correspondent joe lynam is here. had this deal been expected? i think it had been, actually. they had been an agreement in september. that's not to diminish the announcement. so 24 jets. £5 not to diminish the announcement. so 24jets. £5 billion of the deal goes to bae systems and £1 billion goes to bae systems and £1 billion goes to other stuff that the uk government has signed, radar systems and things. but focusing on a bae systems for now. it is very good news for them and guarantees the production of eurofighter jets. there had been doubts about that, happened there? absolutely because military spending has been following amongst the major nato players and
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if governments aren't buying military kids any more, it's not great for them. the guts of their money, going forward, is service contracts. they sell the physical kit but then they say they will look after it in case anything goes wrong and that is worth a lot more money than the actual physical contact. in terms of qatar itself and its difficult relationship in the middle east at the moment, is britain, like making a decision of this kind, which has effectively been signed by the defence secretary. it's not a purely commercial deal. if the british government taking sides, in that sense? well, of course the new defence secretary would say we absolutely are not taking sides. we wa nt absolutely are not taking sides. we want both sides to come together. but my guess is, behind—the—scenes, qatar, by signing a major deal that is good for british jobs and industry will hope that it will at least curry favour with london. when
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things hot up again between the saudi arabian lead golf council, versus qatar. remember, there is a massive economic blockade of qatar underway. no flights can fly directly. i was going to say, i don't know how they're going to get the zen. but, yes, of course. there isa the zen. but, yes, of course. there is a serious economic and issue. qatar want as many friends as possible and britain would be a huge ally and they will hope that money will buy at least goodwill. thanks very much. an 18—year—old man arrested in connection with the deaths of two teenagers on a night out in plymouth has been released under investigation. the i9—year—olds had taken a form of the drug, ecstasy, when they collapsed at the pryzm nightclub in the early hours of yesterday morning. students in england are being encouraged to study for undergraduate degrees in two years rather than three. the university's ministerjo johnson says these shorter courses will save thousands of pounds
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in tuition fees — even though universities would be able to charge nearly £2,000 more in addition per year. andy moore reports. it was a conservative manifesto promise to introduce more 2—year degree courses. implementing that plan has proved tough going. the universities say it will mean major changes to their schedules, with the prospect of the same or less money in income. by the government's own admission, the pickup so far has been pitiful, with only 0.2% of students on fast—tracked degrees. the new scheme would see students paying more for each individual year of their course, but more than £5,000 less than they would have done if it had lasted three years. it is a fantastic offer. the same quality degree, quality assured in exactly the same way, provided in a more intensive way. so instead of 30 weeks a year studying over three years, a really driven student, a highly motivated student, could pack in 45 weeks over two years. the government says each
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student on a 2—year course will save at least £25,000 if you add in saved living costs and a year's extra earnings to the equation. and they say demand from students will persuade universities to offer the new courses. california's governor says devastating wildfires fuelled by climate change are ‘the new normal‘. jerry brown made the comments after surveying the damage in ventura county, north of los angeles. six fires have destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced two—hundred thousand people from their homes. the flames have been driven by low—humidty and parched ground. this is the new normal. and this could be something that happens every year or every few years, or it happens to some degree. it isjust more intense, more widespread, and we are about ready to have a firefighting christmas. this is very odd and unusual, but it is the way the world is, with the kind of carbon pollution that we are not only living with, but we are generating still,
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it is still increasing. we have to make that turn. it is going to take heroic efforts. there are many places in this country that don't get it yet, there are several countries of the world that don't quite get it. the governor of california talking about the intense heat and fires. our problem seems to be the reverse. matt taylor can tell is more about that. snow continues to fall and transport disruption will be ongoing, especially considering we have seen over a foot of snow in some parts of wales. snow continues to fall. lighter and patch into the evening across wales, the midlands, and beast. still a covering here and there, but not as bad as it was earlier in the day. severe gales slowly easing as well. as we go into
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the evening with clear skies, some showers dotted around the north. they become more extensive through the night and some parts of scotland didn't get above freezing all day long. ice became a major issue. and we'll see snow lying through the night into tomorrow morning. temperature is widely below freezing into morning. considering some didn't get above freezing today, we could see temperatures as low as —10 celsius 2—i2dc. especially where
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