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calls for a national campaign to raise awareness of psychological abuse after a man murdered his wife and teenage daughter. nineteen—year—old charlotte hart and her mother claire were shot by lance hart after years of intense controlling behaviour by him. today family members spoke out. from the outside in, it looked like we we re a from the outside in, it looked like we were a close—knit family, always together, we had a nice house, and we put on a face as well, we did not wa nt we put on a face as well, we did not want anyone to know, almost, but on the inside, terrified, frightened of every single day. it comes as a review says the case should be at the centre of greater awareness of the crime of coercive control. also this lunchtime: confusion over a brexit tv debate between two party leaders: theresa may accepts the bbc‘s proposal, butjeremy corbyn prefers itv‘s. shrewsbury and telford nhs trust, under investigation for its maternity services, is now rated "inadequate" by inspectors. tour operator thomas cook reveals losses of more than £150 million. and network rail is told
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to get its act together after punctuality and reliability on the network hit a five—year low. and coming up on bbc news: tyson fury says deontay wilder's "rattled" as the pair had to be separated at their pre—fight press conference ahead of saturday's world heavyweight bout. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. a review of the case of a man who killed his wife and daughter after years of psychologically abusing his family has recommended a national campaign to raise awareness of the issue of coercive control. lance hart killed his wife claire
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and their 19—year—old daughter charlotte in spalding in lincolnshire in 2016 before turning the gun on himself. coercive control became a criminal offence three years ago, but the family were unaware of it. days before the murder, lance hart's sons luke and ryan moved their mother and sister out of the family home. our home affairs correspondentjune kelly has been speaking to them. claire and charlotte hart were a very close mother and daughter. and they were together when they were shot dead. just days before, they had finally escaped from the family home after years of psychological abuse. lance hart lay in wait for his wife and daughter with a gun outside a leisure centre. he knew they had gone there for a swim. after murdering clare and charlotte, he turned the gun on himself. throughout his marriage, lance hart had subjected his family to what is known as coercive control
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extreme psychological and emotional abuse, but which stopped short of serious violence. charlotte's older brothers, luke and ryan, say that before the killing, theirfather had never been violent, and they didn't realise his psychological bullying was domestic abuse. from the outside in, it looked like we were a close—knit family, always together, nice—looking house, on the inside, we were terrified, we were frightened every single day. we had never gone to school with a bruise, we had never encountered the police, never been to social services, we were top students, literally the top students. and then, our father killed our mother and sister! today's review by the safer lincoln partnership says that the murders were a tragedy that could not have been foreseen. the family were not on the radar of police and social services, because they had never contacted the authorities about lance hart. do i think that the public need to be more aware of coercive control? absolutely, that is a job notjust for police and agencies but communities as a whole, and it's one of the key
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recommendations that this report makes, that our partnership will make. —— address. the coercive control which lance hart subjected his wife and children to became a criminal offence in england and wales at the end of 2015. that's seven months before the murders. our mum especially, he limited her life as much as he could, he didn't let her work more than part—time, so she had no financial independence. over time, shejust got more and more worn down. herfriendship group her friendship group closed off, herfriendship group closed off, her family were closed off, because her father kept —— our father kept moving us away, father kept —— our father kept moving us away, so we were physically distant moving us away, so we were physically distant from anyone who knew us. and he essentially turned our mother into a slave for him. she lived just to serve him. today's review talks about the need for gps
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to question patients about suspected domestic abuse and says there should bea domestic abuse and says there should be a national publicity campaign to raise awareness of what coercive control is, using this family's story to show how such abuse can end in tragedy. and if you are affected by any of the issues covered injune's report you can go to the bbc action line website plans for a live debate on brexit between the prime minister and jeremy corbyn are up in the air, following a clash between the two over the format. the bbc this morning confirmed that theresa may has agreed to its proposalfor a programme on the sunday before the crucial vote in parliament. but mr corbyn has said that he prefers the itv offer. our political correspondent iain watson reports. should they have emerged —— she may have emerged from the back door of downing street this morning but
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theresa may has said that she would be willing to put her "brexit" plans under the spotlight for a debate, she was determined to get some practice in any way, she was on her way to a political dragon stand to sell her deal to a panel of senior mps. my focus is on the vote that will take place on the 11th of december, here, in this house. straightaway, rather than asking about the deal, they seemed more interested in what would happen if mps interested in what would happen if m ps voted interested in what would happen if mps voted it down on december 11. —— dragon's den. the question i'm asking is, is there planning going on for a different approach if the deal is defeated? this is the deal that has been negotiated and this is the deal that people need to focus on. knowing you for 20 years, ijust don't believe that if your deal goes down, you are the kind of person that would contemplate taking this country into a no deal situation. am i wrong? the decision of parliament as to
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whether they accept the deal? they also wanted to know if the prime minister would be unveiling her long anticipated plans for new post " b rex it" anticipated plans for new post "brexit" immigration system before mps "brexit" immigration system before m ps vote "brexit" immigration system before mps vote on the deal. can you just confirm that we will definitely have the immigration white paper published before the meaningful vote on the 11th of december? there is still discussion ongoing as to the timing. there is another issue to be settled, it is still not clear that we will see theresa may debating directly with jeremy corbyn on television, politicians cannot seem to agree on anything these days, she seems to be willing to accept a bbc proposal that would involve audience participation. he wants a head to head clash, on a rival channel. the itv offer seemed a sensible one, wide audience, the timing looked good to me because it is not
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inconveniencing people who may wish to watch other things later in the evening. on the substance, the labour leader told itv this morning that parliament would not allow the prime minister to leave without a deal. the alternative is not a no deal, nobody is going to allow no deal, nobody is going to allow no deal, how could we? the prime minister and the leader of the 0pposition have argued their case in very different settings, whether we see them clash head to head is still, well, a matter of debate. 0ur assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster. confusion — how is this going to be resolved? lets d e bate lets debate the debate, how will this be resolved ? lets debate the debate, how will this be resolved? a bit like brexit, really, in the end, there will be a messy compromise, the television equivalent of a broadcasting backstop equivalent of a broadcasting ba cksto p to equivalent of a broadcasting backstop to resolve the issue which is basically this, downing street like the bbc offer, labour like the itv offer. the bbc offer would involve a panel of figures involved
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in the brexit debate and a lot of questions from the public, social media. the itv offer is much more of a straight head to head with just jeremy corbyn and theresa may. labour also say they think itv have a bigger audience and point to the fa ct a bigger audience and point to the fact that the debate would come on or around fact that the debate would come on oraround i'm a fact that the debate would come on or around i'm a celebrity get me out of here... the bbc are saying, you have macro —— you have celebrity, but we have strictly, and that would come after the results edition, on sunday night, and so, maybejeremy corbyn and theresa may should just have a dance—0ff to resolve this but be that as it may, or any of this make any difference, and the brutal truth is, perhaps not, however informative the debate might be and however useful the public might find it, the key electorate here is mps, and all the signs are that they have all
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pretty much made up their mind, there is not much movement in the views of mps, even if theresa may we re views of mps, even if theresa may were to do some wonderful promenade with craig revel horwood, probably would not make much difference... then again, it might(!) there is an image to close with, thank you very much. the shrewsbury and telford nhs trust, which is already being investigated over claims of poor maternity care, has been rated inadequate by inspectors. the care quality commission said staffing levels were not high enough to keep patients safe. staff told inspectors there was a "culture of bullying and harassment" at its hospitals, and "defensiveness" from its leaders. 0ur social affairs correspondent michael buchanan reports. for 18 months more and more families have come forward to raise questions about the maternity care they received at this trust over two decades. so far, more than 200 families have contacted an independent review of emergency services. why did you let me try a natural birth when you knew that there was something
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wrong with his head? it could have been a completely different story. throughout, the trust have insisted that current care is safe, but today's report highlights a catalogue of failures. both maternity and accident and emergency are rated as inadequate for safety. staff say there was a culture of bullying and harassment. some of the executive team do not have the right skills and ability to provide high quality sustainable care. there is no doubt that the leadership was not creating the right culture in the organisation. staff told us they were fearful about raising concerns. that's not acceptable. staff need to be feeling free to raise concerns about safety for patients, and those concerns need to be acted upon. the trust was put into special measures earlier this month, due not just to failings in maternity but also because of long—standing problems in the a&e unit. critically ill patients left waiting
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hours to see a doctor and then more hours to be admitted to a hospital bed, because this is a trust that just cuts and cuts and cuts the number of available beds. given the extent of the problems, there are growing calls for the chief executive to resign, but simon wright said he won't walk away. i've worked on the nhs for nearly 25 years. my entire professional life has been part of that. i live in this community, my family live in this community. if i didn't think and believe that i was capable of leading this organisation, iwould have already walked away. the trust insist that care will improve and there are pockets of good practices within their inadequately—rated services. michael buchanan, bbc news. a british citizen is among those who were killed in an attack on a compound, run by the uk security firm gas, in the afghan capital kabul. gas says five of its employees were killed in the taliban attack yesterday in which 32 other employees were injured. new figures on net migration,
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that's the difference between those coming to live in the uk and those leaving, show that numbers from the eu have fallen to their lowest level since 2012. the news, from the office for national statistics, also shows net migration from non—eu countries is at its highest level for over a decade. our home affairs correspondent danny shaw is here. danny, what do these figures tell us? they show a big reduction in the number of people coming to the uk from european union countries. at the same time, a big rise in the number of eu citizens living here who have decided to emigrate, in fa ct, who have decided to emigrate, in fact, that is the highest number on record. they are giving their reasons as a desire either to leave home, go at live at home in home countries or for work—related reasons. these trends have been evident since the 2016 referendum, and the effect of this is that eu
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net migration is now at 74,000, that's the lowest figure for six yea rs, that's the lowest figure for six years, at the same time, immigration from outside the eu, in particular countries in asia, is rising, the net figure is 248,000, that's the figure they are, that is the highest it has been since 2004. what do these figures mean in terms of the government's overall target for net migration? the population of this country is still growing, many more people coming to live here then are departing, overall net migration is an average 273,000, that is similar to the population of sunderland, for example, just to give you a sense of it, and the government, we know, has a target to get the figure down to the tens of thousands, in other words, 100,000, that is the target, and as we can see, they are still well away from achieving that goal. one of britain's biggest tour operators, thomas cook,
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has announced a £163 million loss for the past year. that compares with a nine million pound profit in 2017. the firm said its uk business had been hit by the hot weather here over the summer, leading to less demand forforeign holidays. our business correspondent theo leggett reports. thomas cook specialises in taking people from cooler countries, like the uk, to regions where holiday sunshine is a bit more reliable. but this year there was a problem, britain basked in summer heat and foreign holidays lost their appeal. we had a very good start to the summer of 2018. and then the heatwave, all over europe, not only in the uk, it in the nordic countries, and on the continent, had really an impact on customer behaviour. the company's earnings plummeted as it was forced to cut prices to fill planes and hotels. that hot summer does feel like a very long time ago, even so thomas cook is facing a number of other challenges. uncertainty over brexit,
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high debt levels, and how to keep the more traditional parts of its business relevant when what consumers want is changing very rapidly. thomas cook is a large business. it has 21,000 staff, nearly half of them in the uk. it still operates nearly 600 high street stores, though hundreds have closed over the past two years. last year it had 22 million customers. some analysts believe its business model is outdated. thomas cook, obviously, is a well—established brand. it possibly has not kept up with the times. that brand is very traditional, but is it in pace with the new way of booking travel? thomas cook has invested heavily in online services, and new, trendy hotels. it might insist it is unchanging but the reality is, that faced with political uncertainty and a fast changing market, it may have little choice.
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theo leggett, bbc news. the time is 1.17pm. our top story this lunchtime. calls for a national campaign to raise awareness of psychological abuse, after a man murdered his wife and teenage daughter following years of intense controlling behaviour against them. and still to come, tempers flare as boxers tyson fury and deontay wilder give their final press conference before this weekend's heavyweight bout. coming up on bbc news: tyson fury says deontay wilder's "rattled" as the pair had to be separated at their pre fight press conference ahead of saturday's world heavyweight bout. four months today, the uk is scheduled to leave the european union and different sectors of the economy have been gearing up for the change. in the nhs, they're looking at key areas that could be affected —
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including staffing, the supply of vital medicines, and access to new treatments. the health secretary matt hancock has told mps that although a "no—deal" scenario is "unlikely" the government is preparing for all eventualities. our health correspondent catherine burns is at milton keynes hospital. 0ne one of the big questions whenever we talk about brexit and health is a lwa ys talk about brexit and health is always about medication, and there's good reason for that because two thirds of the drugs were used in this country either come from or via the eu. there are plans in place for a no—deal brexit, so for example, drugs companies have been asked to stockpile an extra six week supply just in case. another question is more long—term, about drugs that don't even exist yet because there isa don't even exist yet because there is a concern that in the future uk might not get the new medicines as quickly as other eu countries. i've been to meet one family who are
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worried about exactly that. that was a good goal. shiv is seven and his big passion is football. no, they never score. but he struggles to play. he has a rare condition called duchenne muscular dystrophy and boys with it tend to be in a wheelchair before they are 12, lose the use of their arms in their teens, and then in their 20s there hearts there hearts can stop working. it is life limiting and to be told that, it felt like we have been given a death sentence for our son. and then brexit comes along. that for us gives us even more sleepless nights than what duchenne already does. they are optimistic about better treatment or even a cure, and there are hopeful signs from researchers, but there is concern that leaving the eu might mean we get new drugs later. something the government says won't happen. we can have a medicine and medical devices and regulation system that can provide for access to the best new medicines. but some industry figures aren't quite so
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optimistic. do you think brexit will make the uk less of a priority when it comes to releasing new medication in the future? unfortunately there is a high potential that might be the case, so you prioritise america, europe, where the big populations are, because you want to get your medicine, your innovative medicine to the maximum number of patients possible. now, the concern would be that the uk might fall down, theoretically, the pecking order. the hope is it won't come to that though. the government's aim is for us to continue to work closely with the european drugs regulator. and authorities here say they want to make sure that patients get new drugs at the same time as the rest of the eu. but it's all down to negotiation, and if it comes to a no—deal brexit, such close cooperation could be off the table. politicians must remember that these drugs save people's lives, they extend people's lives
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and they make sure that people don't end up hospital, so again, it's really important to make sure that they recognise and remember that as part of the negotiations. countries with less purchasing power do have to wait for new medications. switzerland tends to get them about five months later than the eu, but there is also a view that after brexit we might become faster at releasing some medicines, for example vaccines. as for shiv‘s parents, they feel that this is a race against the clock. every minute counts, every day counts and we simplyjust don't have that time to waste. we are here all day looking at all of these questions related to brexit and health and if you want to get involved and ask questions, at 5pm we will be doing a session with various experts, so please get in touch and the e—mail is
1:22 pm the rail regulator has formally demanded that network rail improve its performance after punctuality and reliability hit a five—year low. the rail regulator has formally demanded that network rail it's the first time in a decade that the rail regulator has made such a move. 0ur transport correspondent tom burridge is here. this tells us a lot about what's happening on the railways right now. it speaks volumes about the level of performance on the railways of late. punctuality at a five year low and problems persist on northern rail and disruption on great western, not to mention go via thames link in the spring and summer. so the regulator admits network rail is not always to blame. you have the train companies and weather can be a factor but the central point is when we had disruption on the network recently network rail has not been quick enough at restoring a decent service for passengers. network rail is the
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public company which runs and manages the infrastructure on the rail network but it is an unusual ultimatum from the regulator, get your house in order orface ultimatum from the regulator, get your house in order or face a significant fine. they are not the only ones facing possible punishment for poor performance at the moment and we expect the government to rule soon on and we expect the government to rule soon on how it will hold go via thames link —— govia thames link when they try to implement a new timetable, but the overarching problem is there are more people travelling by train, there are more services on the infrastructure is still ancient. in the relatively new chief executive of network rail has not worked out how you basically do a punctual, decent service on a much busier network. many thanks. the world meteorological organisation has warned that countries are not on track to meet the climate change targets set at the paris summit in 2015. new united nations‘ figures show that global temperatures in 2018 are set to be the fourth highest on record. it comes as the un's secretary—general warned that the rise of nationalism around
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the world has reduced the will in some countries to work together to tackle the issue. roger harrabin reports. it was the summer that the uk sweltered. exports warned that this level of heat is likely to be the norm by next century. the high temperatures put 2018 on track to becoming the fourth warmest year on record globally. the 20 hottest years have now come in the last 22 years and the un says it is yet another warning. in the united kingdom alone we've seen an additional 1000 deaths in 2018, above the average, just from heat and the heatwave. those numbers are still coming in as the year comes to a close but given that the country has experienced some of the hottest summers ever on record, this is a concerning trend which we are seeing continue over the term. in africa, climate extremes have contributed to a rise in hunger, the report says.
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59 million people in 24 countries are said to have suffered erratic food supplies and malnutrition because of weather events. people living in areas with dry land farming and pastures are the most vulnerable. it seems like it's getting worse than predicted but the political will today is unfortunately not as high as it should be. countries are not doing what they committed to do in paris, or many countries are not doing what they are not doing what they committed to do in paris and what was committed in paris is not enough because it would lead to an increase in temperature at the end ofthe century of more than three degrees, which would be a total disaster and we need to come back to half of it, and for that we need to have a more ambitious commitment by countries to reduce emissions. scientists say coral reefs won't survive the way temperatures are heading. they say every fraction of a degree of extra warming has a negative impact on economic productivity, on human health, on access to food and water,
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and the extinction of plants, animals and marine life. they wonder when governments will act. roger harribin, bbc news. britain's funeral market is facing an investigation after the competition watchdog found prices have been soaring for "well over a decade." the competition and markets authority says those on the lowest incomes are spending nearly 40% of their annual outgoings on organising a funeral — more than on food, clothing and energy combined. our personal finance correspondent simon gompertz is here. how is it that prices have risen so steeply? the competition and markets authority blames the big national chains for pushing up prices, but also funeral directors in general for taking advantage of the fact that when this happens to our families we tend to want to get it sorted very quickly, we take the first price we see or a firm that a family has used, and they have the
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opportunity to keep the prices up. let's have a look at what has happened to the price of the average funeral, which stands at the moment at £4271. the interesting thing is that has gone up by 68% over ten yea rs, that has gone up by 68% over ten years, which is nearly three times the rate of inflation. and within that, the price of a typical cremation is £733, up by 84% and people have said that it is shocking and unjustified. what can we do about it? we can wait for the authorities to take action but we can take advantage of some of the price comparison websites that have cropped up recently that allow us to compare prices in our area. the two biggest operators, the co—op and dignity said today they will cooperate with the investigation, and they have to do, but they have started to bring prices down this year, not by enough, and dignity had
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a 16% drop on the share markets today. simon, thank you. boxers deontay wilder and tyson fury had to be seperated by security at their final news conference ahead of this weekend's heavyweight title fight in los angeles. the pair began pushing after exchanging taunts during a face—off, ahead of saturday's highly anticipated contest. our sports correspondent ade adedoyin reports. big personalities with egos to match. it did not take long for tempers to fray. shouting i want england to know he scared and he should be. all of them scared of me. they're scared of me for a reason, because of my mindset, because of what i possess. like i said, i speak and believe and receive it. and every time i speak it, you see what happens. you can expect all the types of behaviour in press conferences and it didn't surprise me whatsoever, but i apologise for the conduct from both of us. tempers were high and he does need to prove a point.
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so i will apologise for both men. for the unsportsmanlike behaviour. quick to apologise, but was all of this just hype to generate more interest in the bout, or genuine animosity? freddie roach, who will be in fury‘s corner on saturday, said it should not have happened at all. for me it's very unnecessary. i mean, why would you have a face—off with two athletes who are going to war with each other in three days and put them that close together? somebody could have got hurt up there and then the whole fight could have been out the window. three years ago this week tyson fury shocked the sport by winning the world title. he hopes to cause a similar upset here on saturday night, albeit with a different motivation. after his victory against vladimir klitschko in 2015, fury battled drink, drugs and depression and also ballooned in weight. controversy aside, he says he now hopes to inspire others. i stand here today as an ambassador for mental health and i am the people's champion. i am the man who gives the people hope. fury‘s pre—fight antics
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are often designed to get under the skin of his opponents, but the authorities will hope they do not see a repeat of this at tomorrow's weigh in. time for a look at the weather. here's helen willetts. i'm not sure you will like what i've got to say but i will try and find some brightness in there. it's been a turbulent start to the day again with lively gusts of wind, heavy rain and this was taken not too far away from neath and port talbot. these conditions are evident across england and wales, particularly with gale force winds and that, combined with heavy rain has made for some miserable driving conditions. these are the gusts of wind we see and some areas, even in land have seen gusts of wind in excess of 50 mph.


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