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13 homes are in immediate danger this time. as owners return today, they hope history won't repeat itself. robbie west, bbc news, hemsby. time for the weather with darren bett. the mini beast from the east, helu banished it? it is gone. all gone. uk. through the week ahead it is slowly turning milder and milder. we are more likely to get rain from midweek than snow. we have banished the cold easterly wind. we get winds for a while. it changes significantly. we get atlantic air which will bring some rain. a lot of snow still. particularly in the south—west. some areas, not much snow at all. for most of us, we are seeing the sunshine. that is a
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welcome change. a chilly wind for england and wales causing the drifts to blow around. temperatures higher than recent days. we have got sunshine today and not much cloud but there is cloud lurking in the north sea. with that northerly wind it will push the cloud inland across england and wales. probably drive pretty much everywhere. it will limit the amount of frost. northern ireland and scotland have clear skies and light winds. here we are closer to the centre of this area of high pressure. it is this which gets rid of that snow falling. we have a cold wind phrased in parts of england. we still have a fair bit of cloud through the day. maybe some drizzly showers. otherwise it will be fine. sunshine at times east of the meridian, western fringes of england and wales. the best of the sunshine for northern ireland. temperatures will be higher than today. seven to 9 degrees. if we
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look ahead to wednesday, this is where we start to see the atlantic aircoming in. we where we start to see the atlantic air coming in. we are picking up this south—westerly wind. that means they could cloud in the south west. —— north—west. outbreaks of rain in western scotland. dry and bright in england and wales. temperatures up to 10 degrees in northern ireland and scotland. more active weather fronts later in the week. the first on wednesday not amounting to much. high pressure gets squeezed to the south, allowing us to get into this atla ntic south, allowing us to get into this atlantic air later in the week. if the band of cloud and outbreaks of rain coming into northern ireland and western scotland. a large part of the uk, thursday will be a dry day. sunshine at times. those temperatures up to 1112 celsius. normalfor the of normal for the of the year. positively balmy. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... a decisive step forwards says
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britain and brussels as they agree much of the draft treaty which will seal the uk's departure from the eu. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. have a good afternoon. welcome to the sports centre. win since 2016, he sevens in the world after winning in florida by three shots. i played a perfect round of golf. i gave myself great chances on every hole. i executed shot the way i wanted to, when i needed to. 64, in those conditions, would have been firm and fast. to get in the winning circle again feels good. rolling back the years
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in phoenix was laura davies. she narrowly missed out on becoming the oldest winner on the lpga tour. at 5a, she finished tied for second at the founders cup — her best finish in a decade — and hopes people will stop asking when she'll retire. josh charnley said he needed little persuading to move back to rugby league afterjoining warrington wolves. the former england and wigan wing had spent the last two seasons with union side sale sharks, but has signed with last season's super league shield winners with immediate effect. wales have named justin tipuric in the sevens squad for the commonwealth games. he played in all five of their six nations matches, scoring against italy, he'sjoined by fellow fifteens member halam amos. and rhys webb is out for the rest of
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the season, the 29—year—old may well have played his last match as he leaves the ospreys to join toulon in the summer. motherwell are to appeal the summer. motherwell are to appeal the red card they got in a goalless draw with celtic yesterday. the defender received a straight red by the referee in the first half of the game for that. that was a clash with scott brown. he appeared to flick out, but made very little contact. england bowler stuart broad has told the bbc that he has no plans to retire from international cricket any time soon. england are preparing for the first test against new zealand, which gets underway in the early hours of thursday morning. 31 year old broad already has set his sights on next year's ashes series against australia. it's one of those achievements,
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obviously, i'm not there yet. but you can look back on in years to come with some pride. it's not necessarily just about taking individual wickets. it's about the length of time it takes, the dedication you've got to put into beyond the cricket field for that long. to have a chance of taking 400 wickets. in the new zealand company called up their batsmen to the squad asa called up their batsmen to the squad as a precaution. he hasn't played a test for 17 months, but with ross taylor recovering from a thigh injury the former derbyshire batsmen could come into the top having made 73 against england in a warm up game last week. that's all the sport. you can find out more, as always, on the bbc sport website. i will have more fuel in the next hour. let's return to our top story now — the news that the eu and the uk have reached a transitional
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deal on brexit. speaking as they announced the deal michel barnier explained what had and hadn't been agreed. what we are presenting to you today, here with david is a legal text. a joint legal text, which constitutes, in my mind, a decisive step. we would label, this morning, to agree after a ll would label, this morning, to agree after all of those days and nights of ha rd after all of those days and nights of hard work, on a large part of what will make up an international agreement for the ordered withdrawal of the united kingdom. a decisive step remains a start, we're not at the end of the road. there is a lot of work still to be done on the
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important subjects, including ireland and northern ireland. at the same press conference the brexit secretary gave his verdict on the agreement and had a positive messages for the world of business. they can continue to operate and invest with confidence as the design of our future partnership with the european union becomes clear. and this is true across the whole united kingdom family, because the territorial scope of the withdrawal agreement makes clear it includes gibraltar. we continue with our positive dialogue with spain, with the spanish, on how we improve cooperation in the future. the implementation period is not only about providing certainty in the short term. it is also about beginning life outside the european union, serving as a platform on which we build our future relationship. which is why, as michel has said, the united kingdom will be able to step out, sign and ratify new deals, new trade deals old friends and new with allies around the globe for the 1st time in more than 40 years.
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these will come into force when the implementation period is over, providing new opportunities for businesses across the united kingdom and seizing one of brexit‘s greatest opportunities. well the announcement was made as the prime minister visited a charity in birmingham. theresa may says the transition deal struck shows the uk and the eu are on the same page the message people can take from this is prior to december people questioned whether we would get a deal, we did, what this shows is with goodwill on both sides, working hard, we can get an arrangement for the future in the interests of the uk and eu. it will be good for all parts the uk. plenty more on the events in brussels throughout the afternoon. a man has been charged with attempted murder after a car
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was driven at a crowd of people in at a nightclub in kent. 21—year—old mohammed abdul will appear in court today following the incident at blake's nightclub in gravesend on saturday evening. at least 13 people were injured in the collision. police are not treating the incident as terror—related. two men have been injured in an explosion in austin, texas. it follows a series of parcel bombings in the city which have killed two people this month and injured two others. police say the latest blast may have been triggered by a trip wire. andrew plant reports. a neighbourhood in texas, sunday night into monday morning, residents here are being evacuated. police and fbi were called to a property and reports of an explosion. two people taken to hospital. we want to put out a message that we have been putting out and that is that not only do not touch any packages or anything that looks like a package. do not even go near it at this time. given the darkness, we have not had an opportunity to look at this blast site to determine what has happened.
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this is already a city on high alert with two people killed and one seriously injured in a series of parcel bomb attacks this month. packages left on porches that explode when they are opened. the first in the north of the city was on march two. two more further south ten days later. the first killed a 39—year—old african—american who picked up the parcel bomb outside his home. the second, a 17—year—old man, also an african—american. and the third, later the same day, seriously injured a 75—year—old hispanic woman. police have said it is not clear if she was the intended target. none of the packages were delivered by official services. all have been left during the night and picked up morning. police say they are chasing hundreds of leads. they have set up a special hotline and are offering a reward of $115,000 for any information. the use of a breakthrough drug —
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which is the first to tackle the root cause of cystic fibrosis — will be debated by mps later today. ‘orkambi' is available in several countries including ireland, germany and the us. but it's not used on the nhs because it costs £100, 000 per patient, per year. graham satchell has more. right, jump on. let's go. lucy is doing a special workout to help her condition. she has cystic fibrosis, an inherited illness that affects her lungs and digestive system. i do all i can at the moment to try and sort of keep alive longer. it's a bit sad in a way that, like, all of my friends don't have to worry about this and when i exercise and that, i'm doing it to stay alive rather than for fun. you got this, yeah? yeah. yeah? yes. good! lucy is attempting a new personal best — to lift 120% of her body weight.
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drive, drive, drive, drive, drive! nice! cystic fibrosis is a devastating illness, half of the people who have it will die by the age of 31. lucy takes a small mountain of antibiotics to try and stop infections. but there is a new drug, called orkambi. it's the first treatment that tackles the root cause of cystic fibrosis. it costs £100,000 per patient per year and nice says it's too expensive for the nhs. people with cf can just pick up a bacteria and can be really, really poorly, so, yeah, knowing there's a drug out there that would help all that, yeah, it's more than frustrating — it's heartbreaking. dublin in ireland. 14—year—old benat also takes a lot of antibiotics. the irish government approved the use of orkambi last year. it's made a huge difference to benat‘s condition. well, it's done a lot, so it's improved my weight, my height, my lung function, my overall health, my energy. so it's really impacted in a good way.
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yeah, you feel better, do you? yeah. i feel a lot better and more energetic than before i started to take orkambi. campaigners say orkambi will save money in the long run by reducing expensive hospital admissions, but the deal done in ireland with vertex, who make orkambi, was controversial. it will cost the irish health service almost 400 million euros over five years. it's a lot of money but, you know, can you put a price on anyone's life, especially your child's life? and also for the quality of life, you know, you can't put any price on that. there is concern that this amount of money could be spent elsewhere for other products and services. if you consider the available patient population that would be using this kind of treatment, which is around 3,000 patients, if you multiply 3,000 patients by £100,000 per year, this is around £300 million per year for the nhs. back in preston, lucy and her mum
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are about to do physio. it takes one hour twice a day to clear lucy's lungs. nhs england say unless the drug company reviews its price, a deal is unlikely. vertex told us they are dismayed by nhs england's approach but want further dialogue. and about the thousands of patients like lucy? it shouldn't be where you live, it should be what you've got. people in the uk might die or it might be too late because of, like, a funding issue. it's not really fair. mps will discuss access to orkambi at westminster today but while the arguments go on, lucy's condition continues to get worse. graham satchell, bbc news. ina in a moment a business news summary, but first the headlines. an agreement is reached for an
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orderly withdrawal of the uk from the european union but more work is needed on issues like northern ireland. international experts arrive in the uk to assess the newsa g e nts arrive in the uk to assess the newsagents used to poison sergei skripal and his daughter. —— nerve agents. and and mcpartlin is arrested on suspicion of drink—driving following incident yesterday. businesses welcomed the news of a transitional brexit deal being agreed. the value of the pound has risen and sterling is back above $1 40. shares in betting companies like ladbrokes and wiliam hill are up sharply this morning after the gambling commission recommended that the amount you can bet on electronic casino games, such as roulette and blackjack be no more than £30 campaigners had been hoping they would demand the maximum be cut to just £2. melrose industries is still trying to buy the engineering firm gkn
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and every week it seems to put more on the table. last week it offered another billion pounds. today it's said it will invest £1bn in gkn's pension fund, which could, i repeat, could answer some of the criticisms of the bid made by the pensions watchdog and mp5. hello, lots coming up in the business news this afternoon. as we've been hearing, brexit negotiators michel barnier and david davis have announced they've agreed the terms for a transition period. business organisations have welcomed this news, saying it gives companies confidence to be able to plan, but they have called for clarity on the details. joining us now is anasacia beliakova, head of trade policy at the british chambers of commerce. thank you forjoining us. first of all, what do more clarity do you want? we need to understand how
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close a deal we will have going forward. there are two schools of thought, one that we stay closely aligned, another is that we have a good deal on goods, but then what will happen to services? that something businesses need clarity on. they need to know which regulator they go to, whether they need two sets of approval for goods they sell in the european market. this needs to be dealt with in the next few months. businesses have been patient and this is an important step forward but more is needed. the deals lasts until 2020, is that long enough? it gives time for businesses to prepare. many businesses haven't even started thinking about how they will prepare for brexit. for many this is just the amount of time, the minimum amount of time necessary to get ready. of course, we have too no way we are headed to. in terms of
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how the uk will do business with the eu in decades to come, as you mentioned, businesses need to prepare for that, which clearly is an important? for girds its a question of customs cooperation. we know what the uk seeks to achieve, but there is no further development from the first outline of this in august last year. we need to know how many sets of decorations they need to take, we need to understand the delays, if any, they will have. and a lot of it is to do with regulation. that's a question that negotiators have only scratched the surface. in terms of workers' rights, there appears to be some clarity, how businesses feeling? it's really important to be able to access talent, skills, as drizzly as they do know from the eu. it's helpful that we have clarity on what will happen in the transition. the
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government needs to outline its policy post brexit, notjust in relation to the eu, but the rest of the world as well. thank you for joining us. thank you forjoining us. facebook and a us data firm, cambridge analytica, have been accused of "misleading" parliament. the digital, culture, media and sport committee said they had to answer more questions over claims that details from 50 million profiles were gathered without consent and used to build a system that may have influenced voters in the 2016 presidential campaign. both companies deny any wrongdoing. shares in the biggest technology firm on the ftse 100 have fallen over a half. micro focus says that sales are falling faster that it had expected — the second time its given such a warning in two months. the reason? it bought hewlett packard enterprise in 2016 and it says there are problems with its american sales division. apple is said to be working on making its own screens on things shares in carpet right have also
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fallen today, there are fears they may close stores and lose some jobs. they may opt for an arrangement that would let it close loss—making stores and cut rental costs. new look, and jamie's italian all applied for this sort of agreement this year so far. the pound is doing really well against the eu and the dollar. back above $1.40. it's not everyday the 100 companies the shares more than halved as we have seen. price more than halve, so the collapse in micro focus' share price has — unsurprisingly — helped to drag the main uk share index lower. that's all the business news. more than 70 homes have been destroyed in wildfires in the australian state of new south wales. hundreds of people have escaped the fires, which are thought to have
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the fire started on an unseasonably hot autumn afternoon in the little town of tathra in southern new south wales. it spread rapidly, carried by strong winds. the flames spread and people were forced to evacuate. now hundreds left for the nearest town but others fled to the beach thinking that might be the safest place for them to go. many of them taking possessions and animals with them. however the smoke came in. we have heard from some eyewitnesses they could not see more than a metre beyond them. eventually the police were called to the beach and everyone reached safety. we understand there were no major injuries. some people being treated for smoke inhalation and also some volunteer firefighters being treated for exhaustion. however there clearly has been a huge amount of destruction on the site. the aerial footage shows you the charred remains of some buildings. the latest assessment is that 69 houses have been destroyed completely, a few dozen others damaged.
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and also a big caravan site near there sustained severe damage. it will take quite a bit of time before the place can be put back together. the national insurance council of australia has declared it a catastrophe which means there will be some help on hand. but this was one of the biggest bushfires we have seen this season, this year, here in australia. many people may be thinking going into autumn that the risks were declining. but there is still a risk. this fire is being controlled we understand but more wind could change the situation. it is continuing to be dynamic and therefore at the moment it is not safe for the residents to return. martina navratilova says martina navratilova sastohn mcenroe was paid at least ten times more than she was for commentating roles at wimbledon. the former champion told panorama she was shocked when the bbc revealed how
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much stars earn. john mcenroe and between 150000 and £200,000. martina navratilova says she was paid £15,000. i got about £15,000 for wimbledon. and john mcenroe is doing a whole bunch of stuff outside of wimbledon and is getting at least ten times as much money. ten times? yes, when you come here. at the moment, that's what i know. so you are telling me that you earn 10% of whatjohn mcenroe earns? are telling me that you earn 10% of what john mcenroe earns? that's what it looks like, to the best of my knowledge. that's how it shakes out. how do you feel about that? not happy. it's shocking. if it happens to me, then, for me, it's a part—time job, to me, then, for me, it's a part—timejob, two weeks to me, then, for me, it's a part—time job, two weeks of my life, but for the woman who work full—time, maybe the discrepancy is not that large, but it adds up over
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a lifetime. it's an amazing amount of money. it's extremely unfair and it makes me angry for other women that go through this. well, the bbc says the two commentators are on different types of contract and martina navratilova appears less thanjohn martina navratilova appears less than john mcenroe. there martina navratilova appears less thanjohn mcenroe. there is more of that interview tonight at 7:30pm on bbc one. in a moment, we have a look at the weather. he is darren. thank you. i'm sure you'll agree it doesn't feel as cold today. it will be turning milder day after day. more likely to have rain midweek than snow. that bitter easterly, we get a northerly for a while, then we pick up atlantic winds. this brings some rain midweek on modes. today nothing much falling from the skies,
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some snow lion. some areas you can see blue skies. we have blue skies across much of the country today. the cloud retreats away into the english channel and temperatures are higher than they were yesterday. there is more cloud, actually, just lingering in the north sea. with the wind coming in it pushes that cloud into england and wales overnight, that will limit the temperature drop, limiting the file, but some icy patches. also, clear skies and light winds. here in the north—west, closer to that central of high pressure squeezes out the snow from the sky giving us dry weather. we've got some chilly winds in eastern england, more cloud around england and wales on tuesday. sunlight
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drizzly she was, but it will be dry. more sunshine east of the meridian. the best of the sunshine in northern ireland and in scotland. here temperatures could be as high as 9 degrees. seven or nine seems fairly typical, an improvement on today. in the middle of the week we start to see atlantic winds arriving towards the north—west of the uk. much more cloud on wednesday. generally dry for england and wales, bought cloud will increase. temperatures could get up to 10 degrees. these atlantic winds squeeze our area of high pressure which retreats to the silence. thursday, this weather system is more active, and a little slower. the rain in northern ireland, and western scotland, much of the uk dry on thursday. some sunshine from time to time, temperatures and 11 to 12 degrees,
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much nearer normal. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2: "we have a transition deal" — uk and eu negotiators declare a decisive step in britain's orderly withdrawal from europe. we were able this morning to agree, and after those days and nights of hard work, on a large part of what will make up an international agreement for the ordered withdrawal of the united kingdom. i think what this shows is with goodwill on both sides we can get an arrangement for the future which will be for the interests of the uk and for the european union. the transition period will end in december 2020 — but there's a warning that more work still needs to be done on the northern ireland border.
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