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today at five... more evidence of the nhs under pressure, one in eight patients i know it's frustrating. i know it's disappointing for people and i apologise. we'll have the latest on the pressures the nhs is under this winter. the other main stories on bbc news at five. plans for an overhaul of farmers‘ subsidiesm but current levels will remain forfive years after brexit. one of britain's most prolific sex offendersjohn worboys, who raped and assaulted women in his black cab, is approved for release from prison. president donald trump threatens legal action to prevent publication of a book containing explosive allegations about his presidency. a severe winter storm hits the us's eastern states claiming 11 lives in what weather forecasters describe as a ‘bomb cyclone‘. good afternoon.
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our main story at five. the prime minister has apologised for a decision to postpone some operations in england until next month, saying she knows it's "difficult, frustrating and disappointing." her remarks came after further evidence of pressure on the nhs this winter. bbc analysis has found that one in eight patients taken to hospital by ambulance in england so far this winter has had to wait more than half an hour to be handed over to nhs staff. figures also show a record number of people called the nhs 111 number
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during the festive period. the prime minister today in frimley park hospital in surrey, thanking staff personally for their hard work over christmas, and now we know just how hard it was. the national health service continues to do a fantasticjob for people. yes, it has pressures overwinter. yes, it has particular pressures in the christmas and new year period. the staff are dedicated, we've put extra resources in. figures from nhs england give us a snapshot into a week of considerable pressure. the starkest number is about ambulance delays, when paramedics have to wait with patients because a&e staff are too busy to do a handover. in the week running up to new year's eve, crews had to stay with sick patients for more than half an hour almost 17,000 times. 0n almost 5,000 occasions, the delay was longer than an hour. the bbc‘s analysed nhs england's data going further back, for the last six weeks of the year, and understand that is overall one
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in eight patients were affected. that doesn't necessarily mean that they were left waiting in an ambulance, they could have been moved into hospital being tended to by paramedics. this government refuses to fund the nhs sufficiently. we don't want apologies and hand wringing. we want the government to get a grip urgently. there was also a record number of calls to the nhs's iii service, more than a80,000. but these figures don't include this week, when so far at least 20 hospital trusts in england have been on the highest state of alert. unfortunately, what we usually see in the nhs is a quiet period around christmas and then a pick—up. quite often, it's january that's the really difficult point for the nhs, and that was true last year and it's been true in previous years as well. authorities in scotland, wales and northern ireland are also reporting higher patient demand. what we don't know now though is how long this period of extra pressure will go on for. catherine burns, bbc news. 0ur health correspondent,
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nick triggle, joins me now. let us talk first of all about this bbc analysis of the figures of patients having to wait in ambulances outside accident & emergency, tell us about the scale of the problem? delays when patients patients are brought to a&e and the ambulance crews can't hand over the patients to a&e staff. the doctors and nurses are too busy with other patients inside the a&e unit. the last six weeks we found that one in eight patients experienced a delay of at least 30 minutes. that is over 75,000 patients in total. 0ver 17,000 had a delay of over an hour. there was quite a lot of regional variation. in some hospitals, in lancashire's teaching hospital. half of their parents had a wait of over 30 minutes. there were about half a
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dozen hospital trusts where there we re dozen hospital trusts where there were no delays at all. there is a fairamount of were no delays at all. there is a fair amount of variation. the east midlands as a region saw the most problems, one in five patients there had delays. clearly uncomfortable for patients to be waiting in ambulances, but does it actually put them at risk? hospitals are quick to say that the most life critical cases would be fast—tracked through the hospital into a&e and they would be seen immediately. but these patients are people who have serious problems, broken legs, chest pains, maybe not cardiac arrests, strokes and other serious conditions. they are the patients left waiting. it does, doctors admit, put patients at risk. this delays ambulance crews answering fresh 99 calls coming in. patients in the community might need to wait longerfor an patients in the community might need to wait longer for an emergency response. looking at the nhs more generally, every winter we talk
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about winter pressures. is this winter more severe than previous ones? well, last winter was the most difficult for a generation and then previous to that it was the previous winter. things are getting generally, gradually worse. what is crucial, the nhs is used to dealing with a few very difficult weeks at this time of year, but the problem will be if it's over a sustained period of time. if we have a bad outbreak of flu, for example, it would put the nhs under tremendous strain and we could see some really serious problems then. 0k, nick, many thanks. the environment secretary has set out how farming subsidies will be dealt with after brexit, saying farmers will receive payments to protect the countryside. farmers are also guaranteed the current eu level of subsidies until 2022. michael gove said measures such as planting wildflower meadows, and improving water quality would be included. current payments are based on how much land farmers own. duncan kennedy reports. britain has more than 200,000 farm
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holdings, but the imminence of brexit has put farmers and food policy into a state of uncertainty. a healthy rural economy... that's why issues of animal welfare, food standards and trade deals dominated today's farmers' conference in oxford. michael gove said britain would be a high—quality food exporting nation after brexit. he said eu subsidies would be phased out, but that farmers would still get financial help. we guarantee that, in cash terms, the amount of money that we give to farmers will remain exactly the same right up until the next general election in 2022, and what we want to do is to ensure that thereafter that there is a smooth path towards a different form of paying farmers. you've just got them on hay here, craig, or something... minette batters farms in wiltshire and says the certainty of michael gove's financial commitment to farmers after we leave the european union will be welcomed by the industry. we've worked for 43 years under european policy so, of course,
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it's going to take time, and we really welcome his commitment to be looking at a longer period. 2024 is very well received. michael gove was, of course, one of the key leave campaigners in the eu referendum. he said that it was britain that should decide what its farmers can do, what trade policies they can work out and what food standards should be for the public. but there are others who are saying that his message today is far too optimistic in terms of what britain can achieve when it leaves the eu. a separate report today from mps said that brexit trade deals risked britain's very food security, as we face cheap foreign imports. they warn that we could end up having to take products like american chickens washed in chlorine as part of the price we pay for trading with non—eu countries. michael gove also said today public access to farmland as well as top—quality animal welfare was at the centre
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of government policy. but the uncertainties of brexit and what follows make it difficult for him and all those involved in farming to know exactly how our agricultural landscape will change. duncan kennedy, bbc news, 0xfordshire. joining me now from belfast is deputy president of the ulster farmers' union, victor chestnutt. thank you very much forjoining joining us here on bbc news. good evening. what do you make of what michael gove had to say? well, northern ireland farm and small family farms and we would like to think that we are green by nature. we have a pile of hedgerows we are not terribly concerned about michael gove's environmental credentials and his environmental emphasis. having said that, the support we get at the
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minute helps deliver a good environment as well as safe, affordable food. we think he needs to keep the two strands going hand in hand. so when you say you're not too bothered about the environmental aspect of what he says, is that because you feel you are doing enough already? yes. we feel we are well on the way to being on the way. no—one wants their farm in a worse state than they found it in. a lot of farmers within northern ireland have already planted hedges, planted trees and are looking after the environment in a very green way. so we think we are well on the way to delivering what michael gove ideals are. are you worried at all or are you worried at all on behalf of your members about the potential
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uncertainty surrounding it? up until 110w uncertainty surrounding it? up until now the subsidies have been based on the size of the farming land, now it will be based on something a little bit more subjective? well, we've come from a position earlier on where it used to be on head counts of livestock, then to a count of the size of the farm you have. where now we are going to try to marry the two and have production and the environment going alongside. so there is always change, there is a lwa ys there is always change, there is always a certain amount of uncertainty and change. but, no, we are not uncertainty and change. but, no, we a re not overly uncertainty and change. but, no, we are not overly concerned about the environment because we feel we are well on the way to achieve that. you mentioned a little earlier you wa nted mentioned a little earlier you wanted to see environmental standards going hand in hand with food standards. elaborate a little bit on what you meant by that? yes. the option is to import your food and import your environmental problems to some other area in the world where the environment is not as high on the agenda. that would make no sense whatsoever. what we
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wa nt make no sense whatsoever. what we want is safe, sustainable food, produced locally to high standards in an environment that is looked after in the way we as people who live in the country want to see it farmed. i think if you evenjust live in the country want to see it farmed. i think if you even just fly over northern ireland in an aeroplane and look over at our patchwork of small fields i think that's some of what mr gove's ideals are. did you feel reassured on thoo had front by what he had to say today? yes, well, certainly he did talk about wildflower meadows and there may be place for a small amount of those and planting more forestry and a place for small amounts of those. for a farmer to be green he had has to be in the black. the old saying if you are in the red you can't be green, it still holds very true. 0k. we will have to leave it there. thank you very much. thank you. the row between donald trump and his former top aide
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steve bannon has intensified, with lawyers for the president threatening legal action over comments attributed to mr bannon in a new book about the presidency. the remarks allege that a meeting mr trump's son had with a group of russians during the presidential campaign was "treasonous", and claims that mr trump was poorly prepared for thejob. the president said mr bannon, who was sacked last august, had lost his mind. dan johnson reports. the president's right—hand man, driving the right—wing america first politics that put trump in the white house. but like so many advisers steve bannon didn't last long. he is not a racist, i can tell you that. he's a good person, he actually gets a very unfair press in that regard. but, we'll see what happens with mr bannon. quite. well, he found himself outside the big white house tent, and now he's taking careful aim.
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he says a meeting between donald trump jr and russian officials should have been reported immediately to the fbi, describing it as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic. " predictably, the president's spokeswoman didn't agree. i think that is a ridiculous accusation and one that i'm pretty sure we have addressed many times before, and if that is in reference to comments made by mr bannon, i'd refer you to the ones he made previously on 60 minutes where he called the collusion with russia about this president a "total farce. " so i think i would look back at that. if anybody has been inconsistent it has been him, not the president or this administration. donald trump's response was even tougher. "when he was fired, he not only lost hisjob, he lost his mind." it's fire and fury indeed. michael wolff's book also claims the former prime minister tony blair was bidding to be a white house middle east adviser and that he told the president's son—in—law, jared kushner, that british intelligence may have spied on the trump campaign.
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this story is literally a totalfabrication. i mean, i've never had any such conversation, not with someone in the white house, not with someone outside of the white house, not at that time or any time, not anywhere. the idea that british intelligence services would start interfering in the midst of an american presidential election, is preposterous to anyone who knows how our services operate. but this is politics today, and you get these wild conspiracy theories that unfortunately people believe, but it is literally an invention. there are also claims trump's campaign team were shocked and horrified by his win, that his wife was in tears about it, and that the president was angry many a—list celebrities snubbed his inauguration. his daughter ivanka apparently mocks his hair and is planning to take over the top job. the truth isn't always clear in a white house defined by an unconventional, controversial, even dysfunctional new normality. dan johnson, bbc news. donald trump has been talking to
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journalists about his relationship with his former senior aide steve bannon? he called me a great man last night am so he obviously changed his tune very much. thank you very much. i don't talk to him iech don't talk to him. that's a misnomer. thank you. 0ur senior north america reporter, anthony zurcher, is in washington. we are used to controversy under this president, how big is this one? i think it's a very damaging controversy for the administration in particular because steve bannon, a very vocal supporter, worked in the white house, helped steer donald trump's presidential campaign to victory. he's undercutting some of the arguments the white house has been making about robert mueller investigation into possible collusion between the trump campaign and the russian government. the fact
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he called his son—in—law being unpatriotic the white house have dismissed the meeting as being unimportant and how he mueller is following money laundry allegations that would go all the way up to the president a president who has called the investigation a witchhunt. a close ali lending validity to the serious anies of these investigations. that is why donald trump pushed back so hard against steve bannon's quotes in this book. i think there are also the personal stories within the book, some of the anecdotes we very unflattering to the president. questioned his competent i and that people within the white house questioned his
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competency to be president. something the white house is taking very seriously. we have to leave it there. many thanks. stay with us, later on the bbc news at five i'll be speaking to raheem kassam, who's a close advisor to steve bannon and the uk editor of his breitbart news organisation. i'll be getting his reaction to these latest revelations just after 5.30pm. so do stay with us for that. this is bbc news at five, the headlines: the prime minister has apologised for a decision to postpone some operations in england until next month, saying she knows it's "difficult, frustrating and disappointing". the environment secretary has set out how farming subsidies will be dealt with after brexit, saying farmers will receive payments to protect the countryside president donald trump has threatened legal action to prevent publication of a book containing explosive allegations about his presidency mauricio pochettino expects
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harry kane to return to the tottenham starting line—up for tonight's match against west ham. late england wickets give australia the advantage on the opening day of the fifth and final ashes test in sydney. england are 233—5 at close of play. and andy murray pulls out of the first grand slam of the season, the australian open, as he continues to struggle with a long—term hip problem. i'll be back with more on those stories at 5.30pm. one of britain's most prolific sex offenders, who raped and sexually assaulted women who were passengers in his black cab, has been approved for release from prison. john worboys, who is 60, was convicted of 19 offences in 2009, although police believe he carried out many more attacks. he'll be released on licence at the end of this month, following a successful parole hearing in november. our home affairs correspondent,
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danny shaw, has been following the story and explains case. he drove his black cab around london, picked up women in the west end, offered them champagne saying that he won money on the lottery and he wanted to share the celebration with them, but he would lace the drink with sedatives and then he would sexually assault the women, rape the women when they were, you know, almost unconscious in the back of his cab. it was thought that after he was convicted that the number of victims was something in the region of 100, over 100 victims after the period from 2002. so one of the country's most prolific sexual offenders, he had spung a web of deceit, according to thejudge who sentenced him. he was given an eight year minimum term under an indeterminate sentence for public protection, known as an ipp. my understanding is that he's served around ten years, a couple of years over the minimum and he will be released this month. enter
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a severe winter storm is threatening much of the united states east coast, bringing blizzard conditions to many regions. the bomb cyclone, so called because it dumps blinding snow hurled by wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, is the product of a rare and rapid plunge in atmospheric pressure. it's the tenth day of record—breaking low temperatures, which have already claimed eleven lives and caused hundreds of schools to be closed, flights to be cancelled, and power outages across several states. 0ur reporter nada tawfik is in new york atjfk
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at jfk they athk they have suspended all flights because of visibility and snow issues. authorities are very concerned about this especially as those temperatures are expected to continue. schools remain closed. authorities tell people to remain indoors if at all possible while they try to get the city cleaned up. new york is not the only area that is suffering? yeah, absolutely. if you look across the us east coast it's mostly blanketed in snow. a fun fa ct, it's mostly blanketed in snow. a fun fact, it's warmer on mars that in some us cities at the moment. if you look as far south as florida, they haven't seen snow in decades. they haven't seen snow in decades. they have been getting snow and freezing temperatures in florida where it's normally a beach area where people can enjoy the warm weather. people's pools have frozen over and people have gone out to look at the spectacle that they are not used to. these temperatures are expected into
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new england in boston to become even more trechious. in boston, for example, they are expecting over 30 centimetres of snow and the wind—chill could make it feel like negative a0 degrees celsius later into the weekend. certainly this is a storm that the area is bracing for. that it hasn't really experienced in the nearfuture for. that it hasn't really experienced in the near future and again all because of this bomb cyclone and this arctic air coming down from canada. one of the extraordinary facts is that niagara falls has actually frozen over? yeah. beautiful pictures coming out of niagara falls as the area around it has frozen over. you know, authorities are saying actually if this weather continues, if it gets as bad as expected, that the falls themselves could even freeze over, which would be a spectacular sight. it is really these new england, north—eastern areas that could see
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these record—breaking cold temperatures in the next few days. this storm has claimed 17 lives. we have been experiencing a cold snap since december. it's not expected to let up any time soon. authorities here in new york, for example, are worried about the homeless population, getting them into shelters. worried about people if on the roadways with the visibility issues and these temperatures if it causes accident. people being stuck on those roadways in these temperatures. it's certainly a life—or—death issue authorities are warning. that is why a lot of schools and businesses have decided to remain shut in these conditions. get yourself somewhere warm. thank you very much indeed. 0ur correspondent there in new york. mustard—maker colman's is to leave its base in norwich where the condiment has been made for 160 years. its owner unilever shares the site with britvic, which announced in october it was to close its factory there. colman's, which employs 113 people at its site in norwich,
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will move its production to burton—on—trent and germany. we can speak to our correspondent simon dedman. he had is there for us now. simon, there must be a certain amount of sadness there given the long history that colman has enjoyed in norwich? yes, there is. from local politicians to people there is a feeling of an end to history because since the 1860s this most iconic of british food brands, which has had norwich on its name since then, is come to an end. 113 jobs going. norwich on its name since then, is come to an end. 113jobs going. most of those in the bulk of the operation going to burton—on—trent where unilever, one of the world's largest product companies already produces marmite and bovril. most of thejobs will go there. produces marmite and bovril. most of the jobs will go there. some of the other colman brands will go to
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germany. there will be 25jobs still here in norwich where they will be milly mustard. unilever says they will be sourcing mint and mustard from norfolk and they say that they will be preserving this brand, but the bulk of the operation that has been here since the industrial revolution that is coming to an end and also the future now of around 350 people who are employed between colman's and britvic will be needing to find jobs. simon, thank you very much. the leader of the council in windsor has said the police should take action against rough sleepers and what he calls "aggressive begging" before the wedding of prince harry and meghan markle in the town in may. simon dudley said some people begging were not in fact homeless and had made a "voluntary choice" to live on the streets. adina campbell reports from windsor. it may be one of the country's most
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affluent areas with a prime tourist attraction, but nestled among the castle and the expensive shops there is poverty. those who are begging on the streets in this town have now been targeted by the local council leader, who wants them gone before the royal wedding. it's a royal borough, so the queen is right behind me and the castle. i think we're going to say that's the royal wedding come up. they don't want us on the street. they want to clear up, don't think. do you think it's fair? no, of course not. none of it's fair. in a three page letter, the leader of windsor and maidenhead royal borough council is calling on thames valley police to use their legal powers to remove beggars. simon dudley says a significant number of the adults chose not to turn up and use the accommodation that the council had purchased for them instead choosing to remain
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on the street begging, creating a concerning and hostile atmosphere for residents and the seven million tourists who come to windsor each year. but homeless charities are angry and say vulnerable people are being unfairly targeted. it's just totally unwarranted to bring the royal wedding into this. this decision shouldn't a situation that has hit the headlines because of a royal wedding, this is a situation which should have hit the headlines because there's people sleeping in bus shelters. windsor castle is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations and on 19th may, when prince harry marries meghan markle here, tens of thousands of people are expected. police and the local authorities will want to make sure everyone from all different communities are safe and secure. for those who work here, some say homelessness and begging are long—running issues. nowadays, especially this day and age, we shouldn't have that sort of problems on the street. we need to help each other, get together, sort it out this problem. because most probably their home is broken,
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something must have happened. so why not go from the beginning and sort it out and give them a chance to live somewhere. with the focus now on people living on the streets, some say they aren't sure just how much longer they'll be able to stay here. adina campbell, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. we canjoin we can join darren we canjoin darren bent. both sglot thank you. it will get colder and dryer as well. more wet weather around this evening and dryer as well. more wet weather around this evening and tonight. showers into wales and the south—west on strong and gusty winds that will drive eastwards. further north winds will be lighter. this wet weather is stuck across scotla nd this wet weather is stuck across scotland with snow over the hills. dryerfor northern scotland with snow over the hills. dryer for northern ireland and the far north of england where we had a lot of rain today. not too cold tonight. notjust lot of rain today. not too cold tonight. not just yet at least. lot of rain today. not too cold tonight. notjust yet at least. a messy sort of day tomorrow. a lot of cloud, limited amount of sunshine, we will see showers for a while moving into england and wales. wind
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along the south coast, but they will be fairly bright. wetter weather sinking into northern england. colder day for the southern half of the uk. as we head into the weekend, we are going to find that we draw down colder air with north to north—easterly winds and push that damp showery weather southwards across the uk allowing the northern half of the uk to brighten up with some sunshine. it's turning colder. widespread frost on saturday night, but more in the way of sunshine on sunday. the headlines on bbc news: the prime minister has apologised for a decision to postpone some operations in england until next month, saying she knows it's "difficult, frustrating and disappointing". her comments came after bbc analysis found that one in eight patients taken to hospital in england by ambulance this winter faced a delay of over 30 minutes on arrival. the environment secretary has set
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out how farming subsidies will be dealt with after brexit — saying farmers will receive payments to protect the countryside. one of britain's most prolific sex offenders, john worboys, who raped and sexually assaulted women who were passengers in his black cab, has been approved for release from prison. president donald trump has threatened legal action to prevent publication of a book containing explosive allegations about his presidency. time for the sport now. good evening — we start with the prmier league and the final festive fixture this evening and mauricio pochettino expects harry kane to return to the tottenham starting line—up for tonight's match against west ham. kane began tuesday's 2—0 win away to swansea on the bench after an illness but he's likely
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to start at wembley tonight. we need to win. we need to fight for top four. a derby. we need to give the performance, the way that we want. i need to think about some of the best centre halves in the world, could we get them to come out of retirement? kane has deserved what he has got, because of how he has developed and worked. everybody admires him for that. i hope it's not against us though! australia are in the stronger position after day one of the fifth
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and final ashes test in sydney. england won the toss and chose to bat. they made a strong start but slipped to 95 for 3. at stumps england were 233 for 5. patrick gearey is in sydney. it has happened again. from tranquillity, england have got into trouble. blowing the chance to get into a trouble. blowing the chance to get intoa dominant trouble. blowing the chance to get into a dominant position. when we arrived this morning it was raining. not getting any way before lunch. the england captain decided to bat. that seemed to be vindicated, but then the pattern emerged. english batsmen out. vince, looking equally impressive, also. alastair cook trapped lbw. and then it was over to root to rebuild. he made 50. malan,
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50. buck the industrial europe took the next poll, square leg, marsh was there. england then sent outjourney vegas store. he handed the day to australia. england have to try to get the competitive total on the number two. as the damage already been done? andy murray has pulled out of the first grand slam of the tennis season — the australian open, and says he's "not yet ready to compete." murray will fly home from australia back to the uk to concentrate on rehabilitation for a long—term hip injury, that's ruled him out of playing competitively for the last six months. here's our tennis correspondent russell fuller. it is another major setback for andy. he is desperate to resume the tennis career. because he was playing, and also to compete for the major titles. but the frustration has really hit him. six months,
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doing rehabilitation and still not being ina doing rehabilitation and still not being in a condition when he can trust that right hip. no people to compete with the very best. after making the decision to pull out of brisbane, and then posting that heartfelt instagram message, it was inevitable that he would be flying home. any option other than surgery? he has been reluctant to do that but it could be the best option to get his career back on track. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that includes the action from wembley. more for you in sportsday at half past six. thank you. more now on our top story — the news that lawyers for donald trump are threatening legal action against his former chief strategist, steve bannon. it's after he was quoted in a book describing a meeting between the president's son, donald junior, and a group
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of russians during election campaign as "treasonous". the allegation is made in a book being released next week by the us author michael wolff. so what are the other claims made in the extracts already published? wolff describes the amazement — and dismay — in the trump camp at his november 2016 election win. the first lady's 0ffice rejects this claim, saying that mrs trump supported her husband's bid for president and was happy when he won. the book also purports to lift the lid on trump's daughter ivanka's secret presidential ambitions. it says that his son—in—law jared kushner and ivanka decided to accept roles in the west wing over the advice of almost everyone
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they knew. and that — if sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she, ivanka, would be the one to run for president. raheem kassam is a close advisor to steve bannon and the uk editor of his breitbart news organisation. hejoins us now live from washington. thank you forjoining us. what do you make of all those crimes?” think in the first page of the new book, he actually spells out how some of the conversations are more like aggregations of multiple conversations rather than verbatim quotations. 0n conversations rather than verbatim quotations. on some of those issues thatis quotations. on some of those issues that is what we are going to find emerging. i have no doubt that some of it is true. it is difficult to spend so long in the white house, around these campaigns, such as the last one, and not actually gain
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inside information. it is flowing freely in the corridors. he would have had praying position —— prime position to hear and record. when the white house speak with the urgency of seeing that they want to delay the launch, challenge the things in the book, they are going to need to outline what those things are to need to outline what those things a re pretty to need to outline what those things are pretty quickly. 0therwise some people could suspect that they are protesting too much. it is interesting. putting aside what is aggregated and those verbatim quotes, the result of this publication is to have two men you support and publication is to have two men you supportand admire, publication is to have two men you support and admire, done, and steve bannon at loggerheads. that most
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cause some dismay. i do not know about that. i have seen it all before. have you!? i used to work for nigel farage. always fights at the top. alpha male. surely this was spectacular? i think it was a spectacle. a lot of people want to make it a spectacle. when you look at the website in the united states, and the coverage in the media, people enjoy this. love tittle tattle. fair play. but do not forget, the iranian revolution going on, the rocket man with the nuclear button, we have got bigger issues. but substance, apart from what you have described as the tittle tattle, to what we heard. suggestions that
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donald trump was befuddled by the election win. he didn't think he'd win. and one of his advisers, was unclear what the political aims were. do you not worry that will diminish donald trump's standing?” hope not. we have six six hours of live rado. 99% of people, still supporting steve bannon and donald trump. i have always said, i do not think that he is particularly those fibres was. it is not a bone of
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contention, as far as i can see. but when you ask the question of the president was befuddled, i was on the president elect‘s penthouse, november ten, he was candid about being surprised by the victory. imagine somebody turned to you and said you are the president of the need. in england you would say "oh crumbs"! he had spent many months campaigning to be so. over those months, had been told by a number of advisers and people around him that he would not have a chance. 0ne person said that he would, that was steve bannon. the other possibly serious allegation involves donald trump's son, jr. meeting russians
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during the campaign. steve bannon has described that as treason. i have not spoken to him about that. i will be perfectly honest. we have been doing some radio together but getting on with the business of running a news website. when you look at this book, i think it is number one on amazon, when you look at the book you will see on the front page, some of these conversations are verbatim. we're going to have to find out what exactly was the context. this does look like a quotation from the book. fine. fine. but what was the context? fine. fine. but what was the co ntext ? if fine. fine. but what was the context? if these things were discussed at that meeting, with that be treasonous? spending by amount of time, treasonous? iwant be treasonous? spending by amount of time, treasonous? i want to make the judgment call with context. it was
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probably a silly thing to do to have these representatives from moscow in these representatives from moscow in the campaign office. even if it was just 20 minutes, even if it was just talking about the colour of the curtains! we have to context, but the question was, eliciting that response. i think we will find out and that is going to be interesting. certainly. thank you. tony blair has warned jeremy corbyn that he must change course on brexit, or find himself unable to deliver on his promises of greater fairness under a labour government. the former prime minister accepted that he would oppose any likely outcome to the brexit negotiations. 0ur deputy political editorjohn pienaar‘s been speaking to him. i think it is possible that you will get to the stage in parliament when the government actually comes
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forward with its new relationship, provided that they provide sufficient clarity over that new relationship. that labour opposes that and has conservative support. and then if you enter some period of parliamentary gridlock, who knows? you would be urging the house of lords, doubtful if they would get a majority, and scepticism from the house of commons, to block? majority, and scepticism from the house of commons, to block7m depends what the deal goes. if it is going to be an option that tries to keep us a line, aligning with a lot of europe's rules, alternative would be much harder option, you go out and you have some sort of free trade agreement, significant economic reconstruction. and economic damage. the parliament looks at those
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options, it has caught the right to make that statement. no conceivable outcome, you would be prepared to support? i am not disappointed. but i entirely accept that if people when looking at the deal that the government comes up when looking at the deal that the government comes up with, think we prefer that the european union membership thing i have lost the argument. it is an incredible thing that this is seen almost as contentious. you have got to carry on having the ability democratically until the moment that you leave. 0ther until the moment that you leave. other than that point, you have got to compare what you have got with what you would get. how do you feel about the journey, and what you would get. how do you feel about thejourney, and premiership? i voted labour at the last election.
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you would campaign for thejeremy corbyn government? at the next election? i will be committed to seeing a labour government elected and jeremy corbyn as the leader, elected as the prime minister. however, it is going to be extremely difficult in my opinion for labour to deliver on promises if it puts itself in exactly the same position as the conservative government on brexit. it will find it has less money to deal with problems. distracted by dealing with brexit. and therefore, in my view, if you end up in a situation when you do brexit, this country is going to be facing a very challenging situation.
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we have some breaking news. it is from afghanistan. suicide attack in which 11 have been killed. 25 injured. that is from the ministry of health in afghanistan. it seems that at 8:1a local time, afghanistan, the suicide attacker detonated explosives at a police area in kabul. the exact target of the attacker is not clear. but the latest figures, 11 killed, 25 wounded. we will get you more on that when we get it. the headlines... the prime minister has apologised for a decision to postpone some operations in england until next month, saying she knows it's "difficult, frustrating and disappointing". the environment secretary has set out how farming subsidies will be
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dealt with after brexit — saying farmers will receive payments to protect the countryside. one of britain's most prolific sex offendersjohn worboys — who raped and assaulted women in his black cab has been approved for release from prison. technology firms are rushing to fix two security flaws in computer chips made by a number of leading manufacturers. the defects could allow hackers to steal personal data from nearly every modern computing device and smart—phone which have the chips fitted. with me is the technology expert, tom cheesewright. thank you forjoining us. this seems potentially serious? what is the extent of the numbers affected? enormous. billions of devices. all
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of them have used this same process, to try to accelerate the processing of data. looking at what could be next. loading that into memory. these researchers have shown that after that is loaded, it can be accessed, even if the application should not. highly protected information, that should only be accessible to the core. these chips, inside gadgets? about every single computer device. laptops, mobile phones, devices. it is a huge number of devices. all them potentially vulnerable. experts want to fix this problem. how can this be dealt with? researchers knew about this six months ago. work has already been going on, to stop patching software. and for most of the accessible
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problems, patches are out there. home users, home phone, mobiles... probably going to be ok. just apply those patches. the bigger problem, corporations that have got huge estates. it could be the data stored on those that is at risk. anything that people can do in the meantime? look for software updates. meltdown has largely been patched today. although once more serious, pretty much impossible at the moment. the only fix is replacing the harbour. it is quantity, long time for these huge estates. thank you. children moving from primary to secondary school are "ill—equipped" for the "avalanche of pressure" that awaits them on social media,
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according to the children's commissioner for england. anne longfield says social media begins to dominate children's social lives, and calls on schools to do more to prepare them for the emotional demands it makes. elaine dunkley reports. with social media in the hands of children, there are challenges of growing up in a digital age. a report published today called life in likes warns that many children are starting secondary school unable to cope with the sudden demands of social media as their world expands. ifeel like i'm pressured by other people, because my friends do it so i feel like i have to do it to fit in. you see people, if they are getting bullied on social media, sometimes they don't even tell their parents and, if you don't tell your parents, they are never going to find out. young people like the feeling, you can put up photographs and instantly get gratification. but when you get negative comebacks, can you do with
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that? most social media platforms state with users must be over the age of 13, but the reality is some children using these sites are younger. children become increasingly anxious about their online image and keeping up with appearances, but this report also highlights that many children are overdependent on getting likes and positive comments in order to feel accepted. we know that children's anxiety levels have been increasing but we've often looked at what that means for 1a and 15—year—olds. i'd like the government to introduce compulsory digital literacy in all schools for years six and seven, the top of primary school, the first year of secondary school, to help children anticipate what this means, to help build their resilience and help empower them to be more in control in their own social media accounts. whilst there are many benefits, parents, teachers and mentors can find it difficult staying on top of the changing way children use social media when they go into secondary school. we all know what it's like to post something on social media and not
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everybody like it and people to disagree with what we're saying or people to post things about us that we don't want them to. that's a really difficult thing for young teens or even children to have to deal with. parents want to help their children with how to deal with that, but there's no set guidance on what parents are supposed to be telling their children, and i think the report today has highlighted that. secondary school is a difficult time when young people feel pressured to fit in. today's report is urging early intervention to help young people deal with the online realities of social media. jewellery thought to be worth several million pounds has been stolen in a daring heist in venice. police say at least two thieves delayed the alarm system at the doge's palace, before breaking into a reinforced cabinet to take a broach and earrings. the jewels had been on loan from the royal family of qatar. james reynolds has the details. the exhibition held at the doge's palace in venice was called treasures of the moguls and maharajas. the jewellery on display,
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some of it on loan from the ruling family of qatar, was worth millions of pounds. for one criminal gang, this was all too tempting. at least two thieves helped themselves to a golden brooch and a pair of earrings. incredibly, they did so during normal visiting hours. translation: while the exhibition was open to the public, one of the glass cases ofjewels on display was open. some jewels were stolen and the thieves made their getaway by mixing with the public. 0fficials suspect the gang may have spent several months planning the theft. investigators are now trying to work out exactly how the thieves managed to switch off the museum's alarm system and how they managed to walk away while hiding among visitors. experts from rome have been sent
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to help find out who did it. the police describe the gang, with some understatement, as very skilled professionals. now storm eleanor has affected the uk and ireland recently, causing power cuts and transport problems, but it did provide an exciting opportunity for one adventurous canine... this dog certainly seems to be having fun swimming through a sea of foam which built up after the storm, on the shoreline in county donegal in ireland. at least somebody was having fun. the weather now. every dog has its day! the storm has long gone. we have seen the wind picking up, but we are going to get a change over the next few days. becoming colder
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but drier. scotland has hit the cold est but drier. scotland has hit the coldest weather, but it has been recruited from many other parts of the united kingdom. rain falling. slow moving. that is why we have seen rain across northern england, and some pictures of some flooding. does my clicker work? no... i can still tell you about the flood warnings. 18 of them. one of them, york. the rain across northern england and northern ireland, going to be over scotland overnight. we have still got the cold air. sleet and snow on hills. milder, south. gusty winds. especially south wales. some weight with all this evening. not too cold tonight. but temperatures are going to be dropping away by the course of the weekend. it is a lot of cloud, temperatures lower. north easterly
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wind. increase in something. temperatures dropping. the widespread frost across the native kingdom. bright and sunny on sunday. see you later. tonight at six: an apology from theresa may, after new figures reveal the pressure on the nhs this winter. from ambulance transfer delays, unprecedented calls, to the hotline and delayed operations. we will hope to ensure that those operations can be reinstated as soon as possible. i know it's difficult, i know it's frustrating, i know it's disappointing for people, and i apologise. so, what happened to all those plans for dealing with a winter crisis? also tonight: farming after brexit — whyjust owning land may not be enough to qualify for government subsidies. homeless in windsor — a backlash against the councillor who says they should be cleared before the royal wedding.
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