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has not been a very regular visitor to wales. today he's bringing his bride—to—be on what will be her third public appearance in the uk to cardiff castle. they will familiarise themselves with some welsh culture and language, meet some sporting stars, and then they will go to a community centre to meet several charities which encourage young people, particularly from disadvantaged areas, to become involved with sport. so harry and meghan are on their way to cardiff. we will see how cardiff responds. time for a look at the weather — here's sarah keith—lucas. some terrible weather overnight, has the worst of it past? the worst of the strong wind is certainly over. the storm we had is now moving off affecting the netherlands and germany at the moment. we are now left with more snow and ice in the forecast. this is the beautiful scene, fresh snow and blue skies in north yorkshire. we have more of those snow showers
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to come. the satellite image showing a real peppering of cloud moving in ona a real peppering of cloud moving in on a north—westerly wind across scotland, northern ireland, north—west england. further south, most of the showers we see across wales and south—west england are falling as rain with some sleet and snow over higher ground. for parts of scotland, northern ireland and northern england, most of the snow over higher ground but the snow levels will come down overnight meaning we will start to see sleet and some snow on lower levels. here we have some blue sky and sunshine. feeling chilly where ever you are. further sleet and snow tonight across scotland, northern ireland and north—west england. we are likely to see a significant risk of icy conditions on friday morning so take care on the roads. there will be some ice and accumulating snow fall, even on lower levels with temperatures subzero starting friday morning. similar to today,
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temperatures subzero starting friday morning. similarto today, friday will be mostly dry and clear. chill and eastern england and the far east of scotland. some heavy snow for a time pushing across northern ireland into the western half of scotland and north—west england. we could see several centimetres more of snow accumulating. temperatures between two and 7 degrees. a different feeling in the weather north to south across the country. as we look from friday night and into the weekend, a bit of a change with a front approaching from the south—west. before that, a ridge of higher pressure and a quieter day on the cards for saturday. many of us staying dry with some sunshine. still fairly chilly, 3—7 degrees. rain possible in the south and some showers in scotland. all in all, are largely dry day. on saturday night into sunday we will see the next front moving in from the atlantic. as it bumps into the cold air, and the period of snow like the across northern england and scotland in particular. wet and breezy on sunday
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but the temperatures will be rising from what we have seen recently. through the weekend, a mix of mostly dry and bright on saturday, but thing is getting increasingly wet and windy once again by sunday. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... the uk pledges £41; million extra to help border security at the channel. it'll be spent on fencing, cctv and new technology at border points. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and the good afternoon, i'm hugh woozencroft — with a look at the day's sport with a and the look at the day's sport stories here on bbc news. and johanna konta says she will ‘keep moving forward' to try and rediscover her best form, as her bad patch of form continued with a shock second round exit at the australian open. alex gulrajani watched her straight sets defeat to the world number 123, bernarda pera.
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in the purpose, jo konta's form a somewhat deserted her. that was the plan to put it right. early on she stuck to it, but the american qualifier, bernarda pera flourished. she stole the first set. questions forjo konta and her coach. she started to answer them in the second, but she could not look herself. bernarda pera took full advantage, wiping outjo konta's early leads to take charge of the set. not long after, she had the match in her sights, three match point all saved. had the comeback started 7 point all saved. had the comeback started? a break of serve at her back on level terms, but simple m ista kes back on level terms, but simple mistakes were back, and the match slipped away. bernarda pera stepped up slipped away. bernarda pera stepped up to claim a memorable victory. another early exit li—macro one, a
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feeling that are starting to feel all—too—familiar. it's a bit frustrating but also i think, i'm still taking good stuff from this. i don't feel by any means that it is a massive catastrophe. obviously, i play every event to be there till the end. i don't want to be going home this early. i think in terms of building myself back up again and building myself up again, and playing the way i want to play, i think i keep moving forward. former champion stan wawrinka is also out. hindered by his troublesome knee, he failed to put up a fight against american tennys sandgren, who eased to a 6—2 6—16—4 win. and yes, sandgren‘s first name really is "tennis"! nothing to do with the sport sadly though, it's a swedish name. arsenal manager arsene wenger has said a deal to take alexis sanchez
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to manchester united is "likely to happen" and has also been discussing his interest in henrikh mkhitaryan moving the other way as part of the deal. he was speaking at a press conference ahead of saturday's match against crystal palace. it can happen. really, still? at that stage? yes, that stage. do you think there is a chance that he could play in an arsenal shirt ain? could play in an arsenal shirt again? yes, of course. it is likely to happen, but these kinds of things are never guaranteed. but of the negotiation it would seem it would involve mkhitaryan? do you like in? yes, of course. of course i like the player. tommy fleetwood is the clubhouse leader at the abu dhabi championship, with rory mcilroy three shots back. mcilroy — the world number 11 — had three birdies in his
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round of 69, including this on the eighth hole but it was fleetwood who was setting the standard with a six under round of 66. he is just one shot ahead of a group including fellow englishman ross fisher. . that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website — where you can also watch the quarter final of the uk masters snooker between ronnie o'sullivan and mark allen. in what looks like a departure from the recent threats and aggression, north and south korea have agreed to march together — under a single flag — at the opening ceremony of next month's winter olympics. the two countries — still, technically, at war — will also field their first joint team, for the women's ice hockey. they've just held their first diplomatic talks in two years. but some of the major world powers, meeting in canada, have questioned the north's motives. from there, laura bicker reports.. the two sides will walk together
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under one flag at the open ceremony at the winter olympics. the first time that they will compete together. this is bob slade diplomacy. the two that have come to an agreement surprisingly quickly. some fear that it will come at a cost. is this just propaganda from the north while they continued to build up their weapons. they're obviously calculation is going on, as to the actions, but i think, in the end we have to make the most of
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it. the problem —— the end we have to make the most of it. the problem -- the problem is north korea still which talk about ending its nuclear weapons programme. another reason there is some doubt about kim jong—un and —— kim jong—un‘s intentions. some doubt about kim jong—un and —— kim jong-un's intentions. we all wa nt kim jong-un's intentions. we all want that discussion to take place. as the olympic torch weaves its way through career, its neighbours to the north are perhaps the toughest sanctions to date. we are getting a lot of evidence that the sanctions are released at into hurt. there is now hope in south korea that the winter olympics will be a peaceful one, after the last 12 months, that would be welcome. the games may have brought the north to the negotiating
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table, but will be self be able to keep them —— the south be able to keep them —— the south be able to keep them —— the south be able to keep them there. the new northern ireland secretary, karen bradley, who was appointed last week, has announced that there will be new round of talks towards restoration of power—sharing at stormont. this is what she said earlier. what is clear is that time is short. one last opportunity to reach an agreement remains. without agreement, we would face political consequences that will represent a significant setback to the progress that has been made since the signing of the belfast agreement in 1998, almost 50 years ago. over the past eight months, the political parties, particularly the dup and sinn fein have made progress in closing the gap that existed between them in a range of difficult issues that prevented formation of executive. the gaps are narrow, but there are
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still significant differences to overcome. i also want to emphasise the role played by the stl p, alliance and the dup, who have made and active and positive contribution to making political progress. based on mike, —— on mike conversation so far, all of the parties have expected their commitment to the restoration of the executive. they have indicated to me directly their willingness to engage in a constructive manner to meet agreement. in short, a set of political talks to restore the executive will commence next wednesday. these will involve the five main parties, the uk government and the irish government in accordance with the well—established three strand approach. initially, these talks will focus on getting clarity on the understanding of the
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progress that has been made on the last seven months on a range of issues including formation of the executive, and what are known as legacy issues. progress must be swift. it is clear that northern ireland, need strong devolved government, and political leadership. the people of northern ireland cannot continue to have their public services suffer, by the lack of executive, and without ministers making beaky policy and budget decisions. without an executive —— making the key policy and budget decisions. i will be updating parliament in westminster no later than... without rapid progress, the uk government will face significant decisions. these include setting a budget of 2018 and 2019, the future of mla pay, the future of a further election, and
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ultimately other arrangements to injure that northern ireland can benefit from a good government that its people both need and deserve. karen bradley speaking earlier today. a little bit of breaking news for you store. a world that has been on the loose that it escaped from a conservation sanctuary overnight when strong gales blew down a fence. it has been recaptured. the police have been hunting for it. children at nearby schools have been told not to go outside, but the wolf, which was called torak, has been recaptured. apparently someone managed to get the 12—year—old wolf into a trailer, and he even made his way through a field of sheep which showed that he had not been a threat to the public. the wealth has been
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recaptured. —— the wolf has been recaptured. the tv presenter emily maitlis has said she fears her stalker will never stop harassing her. two days after a former friend was jailed for breaching a restraining order, the newsnight presenter compared living with two decades of harassment to having a chronic illness. speaking to the emma barnett show on bbc radio five live, she said it had had a devastating impact on her family. itjust makes you jumpy, you know. and, actually, that is stressful, and it is tiring, and it is time—consuming, and, you know, i think it's hard for everyone, actually, because you then turn into this person who sort of shouts at your kids for the wrong thing, not because they have done anything wrong, but because you are stressing about something else. you are having to think about things that are ludicrous, you know, like how you get in and out of the front door, and how they are getting back from school. it is not that you think everybody
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is out to kill you, you recognise that as a paranoia, but, it doesn't make it any easier, it just means that you are... you are just not living normally, you know. i get lovely messages of support from people saying, you must be so relieved it's all over. he is in prison. ijust think, you don't understand that this has literally been going on for 20 years. it feels like a sort of chronic illness, sort of thing, for me. it's not like it ever goes away. it's not like i ever believe that the system will make
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him stop. partly, it is the legal system, but partly it is... we haven't clearly found a way of finding something that is both deterrent and helpful to the perpetrator, in a way that would make them stop. something you just said there is very striking. you don't believe it will ever stop? no. you think you will have to live with us for the rest of life? i don't think about it. my way is to deny it completely. i never want to see photos, i never want to here names, i never want to read about it, i never actually... i never want to talk about it. well, i know, and i know this is the first time you have spoken on a microphone about it, and this is very difficult for you. you want to carry on with your life and not be defined by this.
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one thing that i would say is that i have been really well sheltered for most of this, in a sense, because, i have worked in an organisation with a lot of pastoral care. there has been an amazing investigations team, and people have filtered letters that have arrived so that i did not have to see them. i have had people helping with that, sort of interface between the police, but actually, that is because i am incredibly lucky and privileged. i have a voice in the media, and there are just thousands of people who are going through exactly this same thing every day, who probably, you know, don't work with an organisation that understands that as well, have that help connecting the sort of various dots. actually, it would be a thousand times worse without that. that is why i think, actually, something has got to change. i don't understand... i don't properly understand whether it would be impossible for the police to just
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pursue a prosecution based on the evidence that they have, and based on a restraining order that they already have, but in an ideal world, you would want to say, take the victim out of it, if it is a recurring thing, because there is nothing more i can say about it. ijust have to keep reliving it every single time, and actually, we haven't really solved it. there are calls for all women over the age of 30 to be screened for a faulty gene linked to higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer. research by the barts cancer institute in london found testing would prevent thousands of cancers, and be cost—effective for the nhs. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first, the headlines on bbc news: theresa may is due to meet president macron later. it comes as britain is to spend an extra £41; million to bolster security in calais,
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and commit to taking in more migrants. strong winds with gusts of up to 83 miles per hour batter parts of the uk, thousands of homes are still without power in the east of england. a warning over patient safety from hospital consultants in wales as services are stretched, but better news in england as figures show winter pressure is easing in a and e. in business news... the european manufacturer, airbus, has secured a new order for its a380 super—jumbos, easing concerns about the future of the world's largest passenger plane. the emirates airline will buy up to 36, costing $16 billion. airbus had said it would halt production of the model unless it secured another order from emirates. lloyds bank has said it will provide £50 million to support its small business customers who are struggling following the failure of carillion. small businesses customers that
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were in the firm's supply chain can apply to have fees on overdrafts waived orfor loan repayment holidays. meanwhile, nationwide building society has said it will take in—house around 250 jobs previously performed by carillion, mainly cleaners and maintenance workers. financing projects like schools and hospitals privately costs taxpayers billions of pounds more than public sector alternatives, that's according to parliament's spending watchdog. the national audit office report suggests a group of schools cost 40% more to build and a hospital 70% more to construct than if they were financed by government borrowing. the treasury said pfi contracts ensured risk was borne by the private sector. the average uk family spent £554 pounds a week in the year to march 2017 — that's about £20 a week more than in the previous year. figures from the ons look at how much we spend on housing, clothes and food — transport took the biggest chunk of cash — costing families about £80 a week. there has been a drop in sales at costa coffee.
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— like for like sales fell by 0.1 % in the last three months. whitbread which owns the chain, says that trading is tough on the high street. but like—for—like sales for the whole whitbread group, including the premier inn hotel chain, rose by 0.3% compared with the same period last year. and analysts seem satisfied with their figures across the year. on the headline numbers, it is a fairly decent update, on course for a fairly decent year. but, u nfortu nately, a fairly decent year. but, unfortunately, the costa chain has been suffering a little bit from a downturn in football. i think this is going to reignite speculation that actually be cost of business could get spun off. a bout a month ago, a hedge fund took a stake in
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whitbread, and they will maybe want to seizing of savings within the business. a new chairman in march means that these disappointing costa numbers might reignite that debate. earlier this week tesco announced that it was cutting some of its clubcard rewards — and then quickly changed their minds after customers spoke out. but some analysts believe the move is part of a wider trend, and that the days of shoppers using cards and collecting at 2.a5pm on afternoon live and there's more on this story on our website. china's economy grew by 6.9% in 2017 according to official data — the first time in seven years the pace of growth has picked up. the figure beats beijing's official annual expansion target of about 6.5%. china is a key driver of the global economy — but many china watchers believe the gdp numbers are much weaker than the official figures suggest. intel warns that data center computers containing newer chips may
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reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches it's issued to fix the so—called, spectre and meltdown security flaws. intel says it has issued patches for 90% of it's chips released in the past five years but that the company had "more work to do." nintendo has unveiled its latest release, and it's a little less high—tech than you might expect. dubbed labo, it is a series of diy accessories for the hit nintendo switch console which are made of cardboard. nintendo said the range of "interactive build—and—play experiences" would be released on 20 april with initial pricing starting at £51. across the whole group, analysts are quite pleased with the figures, and you can see that reflected in the share price. the share price is down, that is despite the fact they have seen and increase in
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like—for—like sales. lots of bicycles being bought in the run—up to christmas. the pound hit its highest rate since the brexit referendum. we will be talking throughout the afternoon whether that strength in the pound is to do with sterling strength or dollar weakness. the national audit office has found that annual charges linked to be schemes has reached £20 million. that annual charges linked to be schemes has reached £20 millionm confirms everything that we have been saying ever since the speech made at our party conference in
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brighton where he said that the aim of the labour government was to bring bpf isback in—house. —— pfis. how much will this cost? pcb i have suggested that investors would be sentin suggested that investors would be sent in running for the hills by that suggestion. they are wrong on this. the pfis that we have got, and there are several hundred across the country, will have cost us the £200 billion. that, and all of them, are paying interest rates on capital investments... the idea that it is going to send investors running to be held, is not really sensible. why can't we put that money instead into investing manufacture industry, so
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that the public round and then borrow any traditional way. the actor peter wyngarde, who played the flamboyant 60s crime—fighterjason king, has died aged 90. wyngarde shot to fame in the series "department s" but was also a prolific stage actor and director. ben ando looks back on his life. i'd offer you a glass of champagne. it's really bad for you in small doses. peter wyngarde as jason king, the louche crime—fighting novelist with a handlebar moustache and a whiskey or cigarette permanently in hand. he enjoyed numerous minor roles but all that changed when department s hit television screens in 1969. his character's kaleidoscopic wardrobe largely, it is said designed by wyngarde himself, captured the mood and turned him into a star. there was a spin—off series and album, stage roles and films but as the ‘70s closed, work was hard to come by. wyngarde battled alcoholism
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at the height of his career, telling an interviewer in the ‘90s he was amazed he was still alive. he died at the chelsea and westminster hospital. his agent said it was an indescribable loss as peter wyngarde was by far the most extraordinary man he had ever met. a look at the weather. there is also some blues grantham wintry sunshine out there. this is the scene in north yorkshire, at the moment. lying snow there. it is looking a bit chilly with the north—westerly breeze. the peppering of cloud across northern and western
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parts. you are likely to see that such a continuing throughout because of the afternoon. now, the sleet and the snow is mostly in the high ground. but, as we had through into the evening, increasingly, that will be falling as heat and snow. moving through the course of this evening and tonight, we have got that snow accumulating. meanwhile, further east and south across the country, clear skies tonight, and it will be a cold and frosty one wherever you are. sub zero temperatures, and we are. sub zero temperatures, and we are likely to see some frost but also some widespread ice first thing tomorrow. through the day, tomorrow, pretty similar to what we have today. wintry showers, and some heavy snow showers for northern ireland, scotland and north—west of england too. further south, again, the drier conditions, but temperatures again, pretty similar. two to 7 degrees. towards the weekend, their way is another front.
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the boys get there, there is a ridge of high pressure, for a time dream the day on saturday. much less windy thenit the day on saturday. much less windy then it has been, and largely dry on saturday, perhaps a little rain in the south, but temperatures are on the south, but temperatures are on the chilly side, two to 7 degrees. that's cold air in place. as it bugs into that cold air, there could be some heavy snowfall that some parts of scotland, and northern england, but then it will turn back to reign as milder conditions sleep in. a bit ofa damp as milder conditions sleep in. a bit of a damp and the breezy day to come on sunday. split through the cause of the weekend. saturday looks largely dry, there will be some sunshine around, too. still quite chilly. by sunday, wet and windy weather. temperatures will be on the rise. hello, you're watching afternoon live.
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i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm. a cross—channel deal to stop migrants crossing the channel. as the french president arrives here, a uk pledge of more than £40 million to boost border security. first the snow, now the gales. gusts of more than 80mph bring more travel disruption across the country. in berkshire a wolf was on the loose after its fence blew down in the storm. it's now been recaptured. i think it's hard for everyone, actually because you then turn into this person who shouts at your kids for the wrong thing, not because they've done anything wrong but because you're stressing about something else. newsnight presenter emily maitlis on the two decades of hell she suffered being harrassed by a stalker. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport.


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