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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11. a 28—year—old man is charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a crash that killed three teenagers in west london. the prime minister comes under new pressure from her own backbenchers over brexit negotiations, amid reports of a possible leadership contest. the founder of the swedish furniture giant ikea, ingvar kamprad, has died at the age of 91. and in melbourne, roger federer wins his sixth australian open and 20th grand slam title with a victory over marin cilic. and in half an hour we'll take another at tomorrow's front pages, including the telegraph's latest on brexit divisions in the conservative party. good evening and welcome to bbc news.
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a man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, in connection with a car crash that killed three teenage boys in west london. 28—year—old jaynesh chudasama is due before magistrates tomorrow. a second man who left the scene in hayes handed himself in at a police station this evening. our correspondent, ben ando now reports. more flowers, more messages and more candles, from their families, friends, or those who didn't know them but wanted to pay their respects. the boys were killed when a black audi mounted the pavement near this bus stop in hayes, struck them and then a lamp post. a 28—year—old man was detained. he was charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving. earlier, another man, aged 3a, who had been wanted by police, handed himself in. the victims have been named as josh mcgunniess
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and george wilkinson, and harry lewis wright, aged 17. among those paying their respects earlier, george's grandfather. i wasn't going to stop, but i had to in the end. how do you feel now that you've come here? upset, but i'm pleased to see it, yes. but as well as grief, there is anger. it is unclear exactly how fast the audi was going, but the speed limit on this stretch of road is 60 mph. many local people say that is way too high. they were racing in this way. a retired police officer told me his son spent a year in hospital after being hit here by a speeding driver racing his friend. iam angry. i am very bitter about it. after my son's accident, there have been other accidents as well. so one would have expected for the authorities to do something. the men charged will appear in court
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tomorrow. as the shock of what happened continues to sink in, the focus is turning to making sure no other young lives are lost here. ben ando, bbc news, hayes. the prime minister has faced mounting criticism of both her leadership and her negotiating stance on brexit, with fears expressed by leave supporters within her own party about britain's final relationship with the european union. one former cabinet minister warned there was a danger that a final deal might keep britain in the eu in "all but name." a serving minister, david lidington, urged party unity. our political correspondent chris mason reports. if it felt a little bit chilly for the prime minister at the world economic forum in switzerland last week, well, the politicalforecast is not looking much sunnier for her now she's back home. some of her mps are fed up with what they see as her merely muddling along in office. and on top of that, some of those who campaigned for brexit fear it being diluted to such an extent it never really properly happens. it is very complicated
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and that is one of the reasons why i have advocated and supported compromise, but there is only so far you can go with compromise without ultimately finding yourself in a position where you are selling out all the people who voted to leave. the government says it is committed to delivering brexit, but you know when a party is falling out with itself when senior figures, like this man, who is effectively the prime minister's deputy, have to say this. the conservative family, left, right, and centre, because we're a broad church, needs to come together in a spirit of mutual respect, you know, there are differences in any broad church and look at what the bigger picture is showing. the next stage of brexit negotiations is about what happens immediately after we leave the european union at the end of march next year. it is yet to be formally discussed, but for around two years, freedom of movement is expected to continue, with the government introducing a registration scheme for new arrivals.
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the rights of eu citizens here and uk citizens in the eu look set to remain the same, and eu laws will continue to apply. the labour leader is facing his own divisions in a party that predominantly voted to remain in the eu, and many whose supporters, polls suggest, would like a second referendum, butjeremy corbyn says no to that. what we asked for and demanded in parliament has been a meaningful vote in parliament at the end of it. i thought the people decided, not parliament. what happened with this bill was it was an undemocratic power grab by the government. we are not asking for a second referendum. and you're not going to. tomorrow, the rest of the eu will get together in brussels to sign off its approach to the transition or implementation period. brexit negotiations are about to crank up again. chris mason reporting.
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more than 100 people are now confirmed to have been killed, and 230 injured, in yesterday's suicide bombing in the afghan capital, kabul. the country has been observing a day of national mourning after one of the worst attacks in years. from kabul, secunder kermani sent this report. hospitals across kabul have been at full stretch, trying to treat the huge number of wounded. this taxi driver was just metres away from the explosion. translation: there was smoke, shrapnel and burning smell everywhere. everyone looked terrified. there were dead bodies and injured people covering the street. the taliban packed this ambulance with explosives. the attacker detonated them close to a police compound on a busy street. over the last year, kabul has been repeatedly attacked. it used to be one of the safest places in the country. now it feels like one of the most dangerous. the taliban and the islamic state
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group both at the moment seem to be focusing their efforts on targeting the capital, kabul, rather than trying to capture rural territory from the security forces. they know that attacks here will spread fear, will generate headlines, and will undermine the government. i asked the head of the afghan intelligence service about rising public anger with his forces‘ failure to prevent so many attacks. we are using all our assets, all our...whatever possibility and resources in our hand to prevent it. but you cannot prevent 100% of the attacks. meanwhile, the families of victims line up outside hospitals desperate for news. this man has been going from morgue to morgue, trying to identify his cousin's corpse. translation: i've seen so many dead bodies, all the morgues are full of them, they are all burned so badly, you can't even recognise them.
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last year, more than 2000 civilians were killed injust nine months across afghanistan. this year looks set to be just as deadly. secunder kermani, bbc news, kabul. more than 240 people are reported to have been arrested during a day of opposition rallies in russia. the protests come ahead of the presidential election in march, from which the leading opposition politician, alexei navalny, has already been banned from standing. our correspondent steve rosenberg was filming with him as he was detained whilejoining one of today's protests. alexei navalny is russia's most prominent opposition figure and president putin's most vermette critic. he has been barred from running in the presidential election. he has now been arrested by police.
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some of the scenes from moscow early. and tonight mr navalny‘s lawyer said he had been released without charge from police custody after the rally. last year we reported on claims by gay men in the russian republic of chechnya that they were being detained and tortured by the regime of ramzan kadyrov — a controversialfigure, and an ally of president putin. now, human rights campaigners who've been trying to investigate the allegations say they too are being targeted. our correspondent sarah rainsford travelled to chechnya and obtained exclusive access to mr kadyrov — and this is her report. this is ramzan kadyrov, whose security forces are accused of abduction and torture, with gay men among their recent targets. here in chechnya, he's greeted like a tsar. we found ramzan kadyrov opening a ski resort. but his latest grand project
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was shrouded in fog. he's spent years clearing these mountains of islamic extremists. now, fiercely loyal to president putin, ramzan kadyrov is left to run this russian republic by his own rules. but i came to challenge mr kadyrov on his human rights record. you know who defends human rights here, he told me. but last year, i met some of the alleged victims. translation: the pain is awful. you scream. it's terrible torture. we spoke at a safe house after they fled. this man's one of dozens who say they were beaten and electrocuted in chechnya, punished for being gay. now those investigating serious abuses are being threatened themselves. this was an arson attack against the last human rights group still working in chechnya. the head of its office there has been arrested,
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and the group sees all this as a warning. translation: kadyrov said human rights groups are enemies. they are enemies of the people. they will not exist here. it's clear that after that, anything could happen. it's very dangerous to work in chechnya now, very dangerous. the threat of terrorism is far lower in the caucasus now, but ramzan kadyrov told me he sees a new enemy here. translation: all those who defend human rights groups and the gays we supposedly have in the chechen republic are foreign agents. they've sold out their people, their country, their religion, everything. his security guards then decided they'd had enough of our questions. they'd come for a celebration after all, reclaiming the mountains
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after years of conflict. the show and the glamour here up in the mountain is meant to send the message that chechnya is safe now, that the days of danger has passed. but the abuses that we've heard about are extremely serious, and they still continue. human rights groups warn this is a veneer, and if they're forced out of the republic, any future victims of abuse will have nowhere left to turn. sarah rainsford, bbc news, chechnya. people who compulsively hoard possessions are in need of help, according to health officials. they say it can be an indicator of mental health problems and that it also poses a fire risk. in the most serious cases, local councils have a duty to provide help for those who hoard. our social affairs correspondent alison holt has been to look at one innovative scheme being run in south london. i hope you are feeling strong. this is my bedroom. even in the middle of the day i have to switch the lights on.
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sarah, who has asked us to disguise her identity, struggles with depression. she has spent years trapped in a world of increasing chaos. it is kind of like, oh, kind of like i do not want to even acknowledge that there is an outside when my bedroom looks like this. she is surrounded by things she hoards, like toiletries, bought in the hope they will make her feel better. these are things you have bought that you have never used? yeah. no, that is right. i can go and buy something like food shopping or toiletries or whatever, and come and literally, you know, be quite jolly about having bought them and literally not have the energy to use them or put them away once i get home. and then that happens again and again and again, and suddenly there are all these carriers around. hello. she is now taking part in a new scheme run by the charity mind. a trained counsellor known
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as a de—clutter buddy works through sarah's mental health issues while they sort. shall we start by moving these bags out? that is a really good idea. have you sorted through these bags? yeah. great, so those can go. people are hoarding in response to unresolved psychological issues, often traumatic experiences in their life, and all of the hoarders that i have met, if they could change, they would have changed. and the difficulties for sarah are clear when they sort through cards and mementos that remind her of better times. sometimes they will only make me feel, hey, i used to be good... sorry. hoarding is increasingly seen as a safeguarding issue. this fire service video shows why. in 90 seconds, smoke and flames take hold in a cluttered house where firefighters would struggle to rescue anyone inside. that and the link to mental illness is why sarah's local authority is funding her scheme. we can prevent people having
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fires in their homes, so that we can help them to be independent and we can reduce social isolation, so that they can have family and friends around to visit. this was sarah's spare room at the start of the scheme. as it nears the end, the progress she has made even surprises her de—clutter buddy. i am really quite emotional. are you ready? yeah, go on. oh, my god! this is amazing. you are much more upbeat? yeah, i have not cried this time. i guess i used to think that i did not deserve to live in a nice place. i do feel now, even through all the depression and stuff, i do feel, actually, i do deserve it, to be nice. draw a veil over that for the moment. yeah. sarah knows there is more to do, but other council areas are now considering providing
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similar support... now i need to look at this. yes. my bedroom will look like this. it will, it will. ..because of transformations like hers. alison holt, bbc news, croydon. great story. the headlines on bbc news: a 28—year—old man is charged with causing death by dangerous driving, after a crash that killed three teenagers in west london. the prime minister is under new pressure from her own backbenchers over brexit negotiations amid reports of a possible leadership contest. and the founder of the swedish furniture giant ikea, ingvar kamprad, has died at the age of 91. sport now and for full round up from the bbc sport centre. good evening to you. there were just two fa cup 4th round ties today. the premier league leaders manchester city are through but an injury to leroy sane took some of the shine off their 2—0
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win at cardiff city. city manager pep guardiola thinks that officials need to do more to protect the players joe lynskey reports. the spirit of the fa cup has spread across south wales. last night newport made the headlines, now attention was on the capital, but cardiff faced no ordinary giant—killing — this is manchester city, and they strive for style. commentator: how clever was that! brilliantly thought out, and nobody in the cardiff city wall, in the cardiff city goal, in the cardiff city stadium, was expecting him to do that. but kevin de bruyne's quality was almost cancelled out by calamity city's keeper claudio bravo got lucky. it inspired the championship side to their best spell of the game, but with the premier league leaders trouble is always waiting. it is 2—0, raheem sterling headed it in, what a cross from silva onto the head of the smallest player on the field. sterling's stellar season goes on, moving onto 19 goals,
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and with players like him all over the pitch, cardiff's frustrations were boiling over. still, joe bennett's challenge was inexcusable, but somehow he stayed on the pitch, but even with 11 men his side could find no way through. the full—back was eventually sent off for a second yellow, but city's damage was already done. they remain the giants no—one wants to take on, across all four competitions. joe lynskey, bbc news. chelsea are also in tomorrow's fifth round draw they made light work of fellow premier league side newcastle. it finished 3—0 at stamford bridge. there were two goals in the first half for the belgian striker, michy batshuayi. marcos alonso completed the scoring with this late free—kick for last year's finalists. rangers are back up to second in the scottish premiership on goal difference after beating
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bottom side ross county 2—1 at victoria park. jason cummings scored his first goal for the club. they are 11 points behind celtic. chelsea ladies are doing their best to stay in touch with the womens‘ super league leaders manchester city both won today but chelsea left it very late against everton ladies — jonna andersson scored the only goal of the game and her first for the club. they remain in second, two points behind city there were tears from roger federer as he won the australian open. it's a twentieth grand slam title for him and a record equalling sixth at the event in melbourne. 14 years after winning his fourth australian open he has an equalling six. it was a real thriller against marin cilic. five major titles in
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the space of 12 months and he looks to be back at the top of his game. it is so much fun, really. we all work hard, we sacrifice a lot, being away from home and all that stuff that this is what you live for, the one—day experience of these moments. i have so many of them but i cannot get tired of them. thanks to you guys, get tired of them. thanks to you guys, a big, big thank you for supporting me wherever you are and i in the world. i feel the love so thank you to being out here and i hope you had a good time. england's cricketers beat australia by 12 runs in the final one dayer to take the series 4—1. they batted first and set australia 260 to win in perth. tom curran took 5 for 35 as they bowled the hosts out. both teams will now prepare for the 20—twenty tri—series
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that also includes new zealand paris remains on high alert, with water levels continuing to rise along the river seine. the country has seen some of the heaviest rain for a century, and the river is expected to rise six metres higher than normal. our europe correspondent kevin connolly has the latest from the french capital. predicting extreme weather is always robert mac it. the river level is continuing to rise but the maximum point each is not a site as it was a couple of days. not as high as the floods of 2016, for example. the people in paris arejust floods of 2016, for example. the people in paris are just into this while on a river and police have issued a warning that you should not swim or go canoeing in the river, not a warning most of us have needed. this has been a winter of
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exceptional rain, some have not seen these levels since the 1960s. the peak of river seine is likely to be sunset on sunday and dawn on monday morning. the consequences of these, especially in communities further out in the cn valley, will take months and to resolve. —— seine valley. ingvar kamprad, the man who founded the multi—billion pound swedish furniture chain ikea, has died at the age of 91. he started the company when he was 17, and revolutionised how furniture was manufactured, sold and, especially, assembled. our correspondentjoe lynam looks back at his life. ingvar kamprad can safely be described as a retailing genius. born in 1926 in southern sweden, he started selling matches aged five. then seeds and then pencils. at 17, he formed ikea — named after his own initials and the area where he was born.
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now it's probably the best known furniture store in the world, with over 400 giant shops and annual sales of $112 billion. ikea grew exponentially in the 1980s based on the simple but untested idea that customers would buy well designed furniture and assemble it in their own homes. translation: i don't think i'm wearing anything that i haven't bought at a flea market. i want to give a good example. if we are going to be conscious about our economy, one cannotjust talk about it, one has to show that. the genius of ingvar kamprad was to persuade people to come to a store, pick up things they like if not necessary need, pick it up ourselves in the warehouse and, crucially, assemble it at home. we are used to it now, but at the time it was laughed at.
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and today one famous designer tipped his hat at what ingvar kamprad had achieved. he actually tapped into the taste that every ordinary person wanted. so they could get this new wave of modernity that was coming about in the 1950s, and he managed to trap it and make it available to everybody. ikea said ingvar kamprad, who was involved with the business until recently, would be much missed by his family and warmly remembered by the company's employees worldwide. ingvar kamprad, who's died at the age of 91. tonight some of the music industry's biggest stars are gathering in new york for the sixtieth grammy awards. the awards have previously been criticised for a perceived racial bias against black artists, which has led some — like the canadian musician drake — to boycott the ceremony. this year, the issue of sexual harassment
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will also take centre stage — as several singers plan to wear white roses in support of the time's up movement. our reporter nada tawfik is there on the red carpet. who have the spotted so far and who has won what? we have spotted several of the artists that will be performing tonight, including lady gaga and cyndi lauper going down the carpet. a lot of them are wearing a white roses to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual abuse. a lot of ceremonies have addressed the issue and the grammys is no exception. just a few days ago, there were voices in entertainment, men and women, following through with that idea. cyndi lauper, for example, said women need equal pay, said work spaces and they need to
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stand with those victims. the song praying, addressed to a former producer accused of sexual assault. he has denied that but that will be one of the most powerful moments at the grammys tonight. who are the main contenders? there has been criticism that certain genres in the past have missed out? in fact, this is the first time in grainy history that a white male is not nominated for album of the year. this is the most diverse list of nominees and it comes at after several years of criticism by those in the rap industry saying they did not receive recognition. drake and frank notion
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have boycotted the grammys before but this year you have a jay z with a enormous ease, a really skilled lyricist, both contenders for the top prize of a record of the year. we also have despositos and that could take home a big prize for some of the year as well. a lot of diversity at this year's grammys. a lot of people saying they hope it is not just a lot of people saying they hope it is notjust a blip. another tough gig. thank you forjoining us from new york. we had some sunshine through parts of the midlands and in the sunshine temperatures hit 15 degrees. a different look to the weather here
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with flooded fields. this is due to the rain we have had in the past few hours. that rain will move southwards through scotland, northern ireland, into northern england. gusty winds over the pennines. south, pretty mild air, blustery winds. north of the rain, a little bit chilly and that is what is meant to happen in the next 2a hours. the chilly air coming down from the north was not we will find the temperature is dropping steadily over the coming 2a hours. in the morning, i'll start across southern england and south wales. ricky cloudy out there. the main rain area across mid and north wales and into northern england. further north, the chilly conditions. more broken clouds and showers and maybe a bit of snow over the tops of the
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mountains in scotland. it is getting colder but not drastically so. the band of cloud and rain made open up and you may see some sunshine but as the rain moves down, it becomes a lighter and patchy but it drops the temperatures. after the rain, sunshine in the afternoon. sunnier skive further north but the coldest the airand we skive further north but the coldest the air and we can see more wintry and is over the high ground in scotland. overnight, it gets colder but this time a different parts of the country. many parts of england and wales, dry with early sunshine but the tendency to cloud over during the day. in between largely dry. about average for this time of year. another push of colder air comes in during tuesday night and into wednesday. it takes rain across
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the uk. chilly north—westerly winds at strengthening and pushing down colder air and we will find a mixture of sunshine and wintry showers on wednesday. maybe some snow over the high ground as far south as wales and also the peak district. see you later. hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall.


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