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this is bbc news i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 5. the work and pensions secretary, amber rudd, says it's time to build a cross—party consensus on brexit, as the church of england calls for national reconciliation. talks at the un climate conference in poland continue, as countries struggle to agree on how to limit global warming. water cannon and tear gas are used on the streets of paris as protesters clash with police in a fifth weekend of anti—government demonstrations. chester zoo is evacuated as firefighters tackle a huge fire in one of the main enclosures. freezing rain, ice and snow hit parts of the uk, as forecasters warn storm deirdre will bring hazardous conditions. and manchesther city go back to the top of the premier league, reaction to that, and the rest of the day's sport in half an hour. good afternoon.
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the work and pensions secretary, amber rudd, has appealed to mps across the political divide to "forge a consensus" over brexit, acknowledging that the prime minister's deal might not be approved by parliament. her comments in a newspaperfollow another difficult eu summit for theresa may — in which she failed to win concessions that might make her withdrawal deal acceptable to mps. the church of england has urged the country to debate brexit with more grace and generosity, saying it's time for national reconciliation. here's our political correspondent, tom barton. what can to the prime minister due to get her brexit deal approved by what can the prime minister d0 to get her brexit deal approved by mps?
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the answer, according to one of her ministers today, appears to be not a lot. writing in the daily mail, the work and pensions secretary amber rudd says that the government needs to acknowledge the risk that pursuing the deal could lead to no compromise, no agreement and no deal. so she says, politicians must abandon outrageous accusations and try to forge a consensus. but that assessment is rejected by her cabinet colleague, but foreign secretaryjeremy hunt. he insisted today that it will be possible to get a version of the deal through parliament. let's be clear, the deal on the table is what we have. but, the thing that the house of commons will not accept is any risk of us being permanently trapped through the northern irish backstop in the customs union. and despite all the difficulties this week, i think it is possible to get this deal through with those guarantees that we need on the backstop.
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one former minister who resigned from the government last month to push for another referendum, says the commons vote on the deal of the late last week, must take place before christmas. i got absolutely no doubt that if the folders deferred again if the vote is deferred again when we come back on monday, that very serious conversations will be had by members of the cabinet and members of the parliament, asking what is the strategy? it is simply unacceptable to run out the clock and face the country with the prospect of being timed out. we still don't know when mps will get to vote. and clearly, today, there are cabinet disagreements about exactly what they should get to vote on. earlier i spoke to anne perkins, a freelance journalist and former deputy political editor of the guardian. she talked about the options now available to the prime minister.
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i think there is a lot of energy coming behind the idea of there are two choices that mps can be persuaded to consider and accept. one is theresa may's deal if for example, she was prepared to offer a free vote, jeremy hunt would argue that if she could get some kind of amendment, some kind of legally supportable amendment to the backstop which the eu has made very clear is not going to be available then perhaps she could get it with then perhaps she could get it with the du peapod poss support. but there is more and but as more more talk and urgency behind taking this out of the commons altogether and try and have a second by referendum. the spending article 58
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and questions about the campaign which already people fear would be very divisive. although there is a counterargument that says if properly presented, it could be a way of unifying opinion in the country. a mother and her eight—year—old daughter have died in a house fire in nottinghamshire. emergency crews were called to the home in collingham, near newark, at around seven o'clock this morning. a thirty—four—year—old man and a young boy are in hospital with serious injuries. an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. climate talks in poland have gone into an extra day — with nearly 200 nations trying to agree on how best to tackle rising temperatures around the world. progress has been made — but there are problems over the question of compensating poorer countries for the damage caused by global warming.
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earlier, i spoke to dr david rose, an environmental geographer at the university of east anglia, who said proper financing needs to be in place to help developing nations reduce emissions. if you look at the latest ipcc special report that argued we need far rapid transitions on changes in society, move to 45%, cutting carbon emissions by 2030, that barry sort of strong action that needs to be taken is going to be inconvenient for some countries who are reliant on fossilfuels orfor for some countries who are reliant on fossil fuels or for developing countries who quite rightly, want to be able to develop like we have. it is inconvenient for them to make those transitions if, as they should be allowed to do. so this is why
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they wish list than a to—do list, isn't it? were the countries that are forging ahead with the goals of the power support? there are a lot of countries that we can look to as great examples, a lot of the scandinavian countries, are making huge transitions in terms of moving towards renewable energy. there are countries that we can look to that by making these transitions. a great example that we can follow. but there are those countries like america, brazil, something gets up marxist plot, all australia, they're letting this, what are your hopes for a deal being reached. i was a lot more optimistic, but as the week has gone on all of these tensions have risen.
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perhaps unsurprisingly, i had hoped that the paris climate change agreement, those pledges will be honoured. and we need to go beyond it, if you look to the latest ipcc special report, we need to do even more, but it is looking like it is difficult to even honour those pledges that we made in paris. so we have gone into the extra day, there are those four countries, usa, russia kuwait, and saudi arabia. the only wanted to note it. but there was a plan this evening, i hope that they would at least welcome the report but try and say that we really need to do something quickly. but as you said before, finance does need to be put into those developing nations, who quite rightly, want to develop. but those countries,
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developing countries need to be helped develop or agree in a way. easier said than done, isn't it. you can point the finger, but it is not going to move us forward. how far do you think, but i want to ask is, in reality, are we really going to move forward on climate change?|j reality, are we really going to move forward on climate change? i very much hope so, yet to be optimistic. environmentalists are very good at being pessimistic, finger—pointing, planning and think, we're not moving as quickly as we should. and we are not. but if you look at some the progress that has been made, from the countries i mentioned, costa rica, a small country, but it's 98% of its energy from renewable sources, we can make those transitions. and those developing countries can develop in a green way, if developing nations changed
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attitudes in helped them do so. if they do start to develop and agree ina way, they do start to develop and agree in a way, a site is good for them, thatis in a way, a site is good for them, that is good for us in this country. the electorate in this country might say, why are we paying for developing countries to develop in a green way when the country needs to put money into the nhs. why are we paying for ethiopia to develop? but it will ultimately make our climate better to live in and if we don't, and the world does not take action in ourown and the world does not take action in our own living conditions in this country, will dramatically worse and so country, will dramatically worse and so it is in our best interest to provide ourfinance so it is in our best interest to provide our finance for developing countries. there's been more chopping and changing in washington as president trump loses his interior secretary, but takes on a new chief of staff. earlier we spoke to our washington correspondent dan johnson. he updated us on the changes in the president's staff and a significant development with the health insurance scheme known as obamacare. there is a new interim chief of
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staff, the budget director and we do not know how exactly long queues going to be filling the void. he is not the permanent replacement, but the president says many were interested in the job the president says many were interested in thejob but the president says many were interested in the job but he probably was not his first choice, there are many people that ruled themselves out and he wanted someone who could impose that discipline and order on the white house at least until the next election in 2020. and people are having difficulty getting that sort of commitment. so that is another role temporarily filled, but still to be found a permanent replacement for and we are learning that the interior secretary is at the administration lead, he had been facing a number of investigations into the way that he was conducting his business, some of the deals that he had overseen, land for drilling
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and mining, some of the property deals that he had been involved in, conflicts of interest and questions about the expenses that he had accumulated travelling and he spent $12,000 charting the plaintiffs to get him to a hockey game, signed in the last few weeks that the support was starting to diminish. so he is the latest figure to leave this white house team. we have heard that there is a significant development with the affordable care act, its third challenge, tell us more. yes, the programme was considered unconstitutional by a judge in texas, that doesn't make any difference in the interim, nothings going to change because it is expected that there will be an appeal, so everything is on hold when there'll be another set of legal hearings about that. but there is onejudge's opinion legal hearings about that. but there is one judge's opinion that the obamacare programme does not mean
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with the requirements of the constitution. something that president donald trump has been celebrating on twitter. as i predicted all along, obamacare has been struck down as an unconstitutional disaster. he has been trying to replace it, and the intention of the scheme was to roll out medical care to more people who we re out medical care to more people who were not insured. today is actually the deadline to apply if you want to become a buyer and the next year. whether that will hit the number of people actually sign up, they're considering whether it has a future not, we have to see. there's a big issue to be resolved there in the new year. the democrats said that this a ludicrous ruling and they will challenge it in the supreme court in the early part of next year. "yellow vest" protesters have gathered in paris and other cities for a fifth consecutive saturday of demonstrations. about 69,000 police have been mobilised across france to prevent a repeat of the violence of previous weeks. in paris, several hundred people marched along the champs—elysees, from there, hugh schofield, sent this update.
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we are at the bottom and as you can see, there are few hundred down there and they certainly cannot go any further in that direction because that leads to the area blocked off by the police. up and down, iam blocked off by the police. up and down, i am no, blocked off by the police. up and down, iam no, a few blocked off by the police. up and down, i am no, a few hundred or a thousand yellow vests, no real sense of direction. that been moments of tension, but sporadic tear gas firings, and it is been about a mile from here, some listings. but i have to say it is nothing like the atmosphere of last saturday of the saturday before. no great sense of
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dread or expectation of violence so far. a number of shops are even opened here. whether that is because of the concessions made in the week, maybe people are staying away because of the festive season and some feel that it is just time to wind down for a bit, because of the violence, keeping people away, perhaps it is the court? we do not know, but the tension has gone down. there's a warning that freezing rain will bring treacherous conditions to parts of the uk this weekend, as storm deirdre hits on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. the met office has issued amber warnings for some areas. our weather presenter, philip avery, told me more. what we had in place before it came over the horizon from the west was that we had this flow of pretty continental air and that we felt this week has dropped temperatures quite significantly widely across the british isles, the problem that is put into the mix is that a combination of mild air
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from the atlantic coming in wrapped around the circulation of the storm deirdre, which, because it has been named by the irish authorities, was always going to bring a combination of very wet, very windy weather. and that is so experienced that many across parts of wales and england to northern ireland, right along the irish seacoast, 70 mph gusts. so we're looking as though we're going to have that combination of wet and windy weather for the southern half of the british isles. it's when we get that little bit further north where we start running into the wintry mix of problems that you flagged up that the office felt constrained to issue and the amber warnings about and it really is a mix. add just want to be some indication ofjust how cold things are. this is somebody s garden pond, no expense spared here. just, yes, the water is still flowing, but if you notice that on the mesh, there is quite a deal of ice.
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temperatures across central and eastern parts of the british isles, were at about one or two degrees at best. west of that, some spots of cornwall will be looking at 12 or 13 degrees or so, that's an indication of how mild the air is coming in towards the british isles. but as i say, the office have this real problem in that they have put out a number of amber warnings in relation to it and the fact that it has been so cold across the british isles, widespread ice problems simply because, as we drop all this moisture from the atlantic into that atmosphere across the british isles, what comes to the atmosphere falls on to those courts services, as we get the widespread atmosphere falls on to those cold surfaces, as we get the widespread problem of ice.
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and really, anywhere from the north midlands and north words, this is where we got this prospect certainly through the midlands, open the post getting into seven parts of scotland, we have this prospect of widespread ice midlands, open the post getting into southern parts of scotland, we have this prospect of widespread ice problems from the island, north of that, there is already snow falling. so the usual suspect, the snow that is already lying. and the more northern portions, it is snowing at the moment, tens of centimetres line by the end of the night. the central belt across this scotland, highly north of england, that is through to about five or seven cm. and the reason i think why the met office is gone so big on this is because that area is quite extensive many live there, and it's the first time that we have been in this sort of territory so that is i want to keep a close eye on it. and to highten peoples awareness, today started for most of us, quite easily. butjust to give you a very
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good mechanism on how that freezing rain issue comes about, once we've had the cold air in place, the fronts associated with storm deirdre have pushed that mild air in, surface but the cold air sits close to the surface, the warm air rides up and over—the—top. so snow falls into the warm air aloft, the atmosphere turns to rain. as it comes back into the cold air that we enjoy at the moment, one or two degrees only perhaps, that thread has got time to get back to snow or anything more wintry, itjust stays a supercooled water. yes, in the liquid form, but with a temperature below zero. hard to get your head around, but that is the truth of it hits the surfaces, i'm afraid that so we get that instantaneous creation of ice. a really widespread problem, sojust across the north of england and southern scotland, only one or 2 degrees of the very best. and certainly out of the countryside,
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much cooler than that, so through the rest of tonight, more than half of britain will be dealing with the wintry problems, southern parts of britain, the storm close by, you've got a combination of very wet and potentially very windy weather. good evening. the work and pensions secretary, amber rudd, has appealed to mps across the political divide to "forge a consensus" over brexit, acknowledging that the prime minister's deal for leaving the european union, might not be approved by parliament. her comments in a newspaper, follow another difficult eu summit for theresa may, in which she failed to win concessions that might have made her withdrawal deal acceptable to mps. here's our political correspondent, chris mason. parliament stares at gridlock. cobbling together a majority to endorse anything looks incredibly difficult, and downing street has studiously avoided any public discussion of a plan b, what happens if, when, the prime minister's plan is rejected. but writing in the daily mail, amber rudd says that brexit
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is in danger of getting stuck, and while supporting theresa may's deal, advocates assembling a coalition, potentially reaching out to opposition parties, to avoid what she calls the rocks of no deal. amber rudd proposes in her article a series of commons votes to test support for a range of different outcomes but around theresa may's cabinet table are open disagreements about what plan b should or should not look like. and others continue to make the case for plan a, or at least plan a with tweaks not yet secured. it's very tempting after a week like we have had which has not been a good week, to try and reach for other radical solutions, but i still think if you look at all of this, when the dust has settled, the only way that we are going to get through the house of commons and to give the british people the brexit they voted for, is to have a version of the deal that the government has negotiated.
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one former minister who resigned last month to call for another referendum says the government should get a move on and let mps have their say. i've absolutely no doubt that if the vote is deferred again when we come back on monday, that very serious conversations will be had by members of the cabinet and members of parliament asking, well, what is the strategy? it's simply not acceptable to run out the clock and face the country with the prospect of being timed out. the country has arrived at a moment of extraordinary jeopardy, with no one in sole control of events and no one who knows precisely what will happen next. chris mason, bbc news. a woman and her eight—year—old daughter have died in a fire at their home in nottinghamshire. a five—year—old boy and 34—year—old man remain in hospital with serious injuries. police say the emergency services were called to the property near newark, at around 7am this morning. five people, thought to be from the same family,
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were in the house at the time. there've been scuffles in paris, between police and so called ‘yellow vest‘ protestors, during a fifth weekend of anti—government demonstrations across france. however, the number of people taking part is said to be significantly lower than before. president macron announced a series of concessions earlier this week, to try to defuse the crisis. lucy williamson reports from paris. the tactics were the same as always but the tension he has waned. the tactics were the same as always but the tension here has waned. the number of protesters in paris today less than half of that of last weekend. there were far fewer people gathering here in paris today but there are still a few confrontations between protesters and police, like here on the champs—elysees. the security forces will be hoping this is the last final stand of the hard—core. this was a test of whether president macron's concessions this week have worked. 10 billion euros to help those on the lowest incomes. not enough for some.
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translation: the president is offering us peanuts. we are not monkeys he can throw nuts at. we are human beings. the violence of previous demonstrations in paris along with the government's concessions and the impact of a terrorist attack in strasbourg this week have all helped to dissuade protesters. but protest sites around the country are settling in for christmas and it is notjust the troublemakers left behind. at this tollgate 45 minutes outside marseille, the demands are no longerjust economic, they are also about democracy and access to power. translation: we want a second french revolution. we are going to show all of europe that the people do have power. president macron said long—term solutions to this crisis lie at the local level and that he wants to meet mayors, region by region, to hear their concerns. translation: president macron has ignored us from the moment he came to power. and now all of a sudden he wants us
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to come to his rescue. can i be honest with you? the idea of a national consultation is absolute rubbish. everything will carry onjust like before. the clashes here seem to be losing momentum, but the frustration that sparked them has not been resolved. there is a part of france that feels precarious and invisible. for the past few weeks it was visible to all. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. visitors had to be evacuated from chester zoo today, after a fire. the blaze broke out in the monsoon forest habitat, the largest indoor zoological building in britain. one person was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation, and the zoo says all the animals are safe. tolls on the two main bridges crossing the river severn into south wales, will be scrapped from next week. drivers have been charged for more than 50 years, but the welsh government says
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removing the tolls will boost the economy by about £100m a year. sian lloyd's report contains some flashing images. crossing the river severn into south wales has until now always come at a price. some 25 millionjourneys a year are made. lorry driver craig evans makes more than most. for 17 years, he's been delivering goods from wales across the border. this could be halfway over the bridge, and you're losing time, your driving time, you're late getting the goods delivered. it's just horrific. his firm makes 31,000 crossings every year. until recently, lorries were charged £20 a time. it's good for my company. they've got more money in to invest, which will create more jobs, but the side that i'm not looking forward to is the traffic which is going to come into wales, and from my point of view, it's going to cause more congestion. to commemorate the first crossing
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of the severn bridge, i have great pleasure in unveiling this plaque. in 1966, the completion of the first bridge across the severn caused huge excitement, but the volume of traffic multiplied, and 30 years later, the prince of wales opened a second severn crossing. when this bridge returned to public ownership, the uk government announced that the tolls would go. around 100 staff are affected. among them is darren moore, who said he is sad to be losing hisjob but does have fond memories of his time in the toll booths. you'd get people turning up and going, is this the way to exeter? is this the way to scotland? because they've taken a wrong turning, and then you have to break the news that they're actually just about to enter wales. work is now under way to remove the barriers. the aim is to save drivers money and encourage more investment in the south wales economy, but it's predicted that scrapping the tolls will increase traffic on what is already a congested stretch of the motorway.
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sian lloyd, bbc news, on the m4. a boat carrying suspected migrants has been picked up off the coast of dover by the border force. in the last three months, more than a hundred people are known to have attempted crossing the channel, the world's busiest shipping lane. manchester city beat everton and return to the top of the premier league, and our sports correspondent patrick gearey was watching the action. one from pep guardiola's winter collection, stylish but substantial, the way he likes his football. and in this weather you don't want to be exposed, but briefly manchester city were, everton's richarlison might have shaken a shivering etihad. it was —2 in the air and —1 in the table for city, a point behind liverpool. time to turn the heat up. that, gabrieljesus's first in the league since august. like most strikers he thrives on confidence, as well as crosses like this from leroy sane. 2—0, an extra layer of comfort,
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and a celebration in insulation. damage limitation now for most teams, but not everton. there is a new adventure about them this season and dominic calvert—lewin made this interesting again, for about four minutes. city responded by bringing on raheem sterling with almost immediate success. sterling settling the scoreline after a week in the headlines. 12 goals this season. so, 3—1 city, and they can defrost and dry off, back on top of the table. patrick gearey, bbc news. that's it. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel, and i'll be back with the late news at ten. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. bye for now. hello this is bbc news. the headlines... the work and pensions secretary, amber rudd, says it's time to build a cross—party consensus on brexit, as the church of england calls for national reconciliation.
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talks at the un climate conference in poland continue as countries struggle to agree on how to limit global warming. water cannon and tear gas are used on the streets of paris as protesters clash with police in a fifth weekend of anti—government demonstrations. freezing rain, ice and snow hit parts of the uk as forecasters warn storm deirdre will bring hazardous conditions. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's lizzy. good evening. we're starting with football and manchester city are back on top of the premier league table. they beat everton 3—1 at home today. gabrieljesus scoring the first two, his first goals in the league since august. then everton responded with a goal back from dominic calvert—lewin. but the revival didn't last long with raheem sterling making
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it three—one for city, a week after he suffered alleged racial abuse at chelsea. liverpool can reclaim the top spot tomorrow if they beat manchester united at anfield. the question is not important, we have a system and we won again after champions league after today's more than champions league after today's more tha n west champions league after today's more than west three days and it is a lwa ys than west three days and it is always complicated and the people respond in a marvellous way. we conceded the goal, the sacred goal —— the second goal. and after 2—1 for as they in the moment, who better, because the second goal we we re better, because the second goal we were three minutes to our box and something we lightly crosstab all.
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meanwhile in the day's other fixtures — tottenham just sneaked victory at burnley. christien eriksen scored in injury time at wembley. the substitute finally finding the breakthrough after it looked like burnley were going to hold on for a draw. the win moves spurs within three points of liverpool in second. they always are pushing until to the and and that shows a great belief and and that shows a great belief and faith in how we play and try and of course you can win or you can lose, football is like this. but i think try and play the way we are playing, to know it is possible to know you have one. there was an early six pointer at thejohn smith's stadium between huddersfield and newcastle. both struggling this season. but the result went the way of newcastle. salomon rondon with the only goal against the run of play. huddersfield stay in the relegation zone, newcastle move up a place to 14th.
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isaid so i said so many times this group of players, they deserve a lot of credit. they come today and it worked really ha rd credit. they come today and it worked really hard and in the first half we were suffering at the beginning while they wait but the second half we were much better organised and stronger and we score on goal. and then you have players against a team that was pushing from the beginning. so a quick look at all of today's results... crystal palace had a rare victory without wilfried zaha, beating leicester 1—0. watford held off a late cardiff comeback to win 3—2. wolves beat bournmeouth 2—0 to climb above them into seventh and fulham v west ham is just kicking off. it is goalless after six minutes so far. so here is the top of the table, manchester city back on top but if liverpool beat manchester united tomorrow they'll go back in front. chelsea and arsenal are also in action tomorow. the bottom of the table
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is largely unchanged, southampton play arsenal tomorrow. fulham are playing now. in the scottish premiershipjohnston was playing motherwell and they lost 2-1. the was playing motherwell and they lost 2—1. the bottom side saint mirren also lost to aberdeen. kilmarnock beat dundee and the celtic and rangers play tomorrow so celtic will go on top if they win tomorrow and have several games in hand as well. onto rugby union and saracens maintained their 100% record in this year's european champions cup. beating cardiff 26—14 and ending the welsh team's hopes of reaching the knock out stages. glasgow could still make the last 8, they're second in the pool after a 21—10 bonus point win over lyon and wasps v toulouse. joe lynsky rounds up the action for us. it was back in the spring when
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saracens were last defeated since april the 1st and they have gone 21 games unbeaten. card had six days to work it out butjust like last sunday's meeting with saracens, no preparation seems enough. this was the third try against the blues this week and already this pool had a polarised look to it. cardiff had to win for polarised look to it. cardiff had to winforany polarised look to it. cardiff had to win for any chance of qualifying and though the try gave them half—time opposite —— optimism, they feel impossible to stop. here they kept control enough for the try. his team found control of the match. for saracens it is for european wins for four. glasgow will need all the december dedication. it is days like this in the city that few complain about their plastic page. in the ice and freezing rain, he still had the service to celebrate on. that is the second try of the game and though
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leon did fight back, these were conditions to suit the scottish side. they are still on course for a knockout place. hopes look more distant for wasps. they are playing some of the miracle rugby, and watch the handling resurrect this opportunity. they've finished the masterpiece off. wonderful work and there will not be anything like that this weekend in europe. this match will stay competitive, the second half was one of the closest at the weekend and that the english side scored 27 points in this arena, that would not be enough. on this wet weekend, though wasp hopes of qualifying look to be sweeping away. let's quickly round up some of the day's other stories and justin rose is on course to finish the year as world number one. he needs a top 12 finish at the indonesian masters to replace brooks koepka at the top of the rankings, rose is the defending champion is currently tied fourth heading into the final round after a one
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under par 71 round of today. virat kholi helps india recover in the 2nd test against australia. the captain hit an unbeaten 82 in perth as they closed on 172—3 at the close, trailing by 154. and five british fighters, are going for gold tomorrow at the taekwondo world grand slam in china. double olympic champion jade jones was the first to make it through. all the action is being streamed live on the bbc sport website and red button. hopes of england's men's hockey team reaching their first world cup final for over 30 years are over, after they were beaten 6—0 in the semi—finals by belgium. england will now play for 3rd place against australia tomorrow. a european clash to decide a place ina a european clash to decide a place in a world cup final, a potential third for england in a very first for belgium. this was sure to be a
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belter. belgium to be all—important lead and tom jones striking a blow to england's ten since just before warning that they were not here for niceties. this was always going to be dangerous. a deflection and the third goal of the tournament. even with one of the biggest howlers of the competition, the belgians were still dealing the blows from nowhere. he hit a third and hugs and pats all around and the day definitely belong to belgium but the thrashing was not done yet. burst 80 hendrix experience. one of the few chances to test the keeper with six on the score sheet they were flying to the first ever world cup final. leaving england to wonder where it all went wrong. the opening race of this season's formula e championship was won by portugal's antonio felix da costa in saudi arabia. the 12 race all—electric series is being billed as more exciting than ever after the increased battery life means cars can
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run for the whole race. jack nicholls was watching for bbc sport. the new formula e season was a voyage into the unknown not only with a new car and circuit but it had been wet for every circuit until the race so no one knew what was going to happen. bmw in pole position and went on to win the rest but not before he was overtaken by the reigning champion. he had a penalty and recovered up to second. after the third straight it was a typically frantic beginning to the formula e season. the use of the whip in horse racing could be banned within a few years. senior figures within racing are thought to be planning for that eventuality in order to improve the sport's public image. high prifile races are going to receive particularly close scrutiny and a new penalty structure for over using the whip, will be announced next month.
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britain's rocky fielding will defend his wba world super middleweight title against saul canelo alvarez in the early hours of tomorrow morning in new york. the liverpudlian will face the highest—paid fighter in boxing, in an attempt to upset the odds, as alvarez — who has been defeated just once in 53 bouts, starts as the firm favourite at madison square garden. but 31—year old fielding says he is relishing the challenge. i was here three years ago and i was sitting right up at the top there and watching the next game and thinking one day i could fight here andi thinking one day i could fight here and i came here as a champion and thatis and i came here as a champion and that is what champions do, they went and defend what needs to be defending and this is a great opportunity and i am really happy to be here and i am grateful so thank you for the support. you saturday. an update on football and it is goalless from west ham.
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that's all the sport for now. now it's time for the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. mark, nice to have you here. what have we got this week? an interesting week. we have spider—man multiplied in into the spider—verse, an animated feature. we have mortal engines, a battle of the cities. and lizzie, an infamous murder revisited. spider—man: into the spider—verse, an animation that given its origins makes perfect sense. absolutely. it brings together a series of different spider—man, spider—men, spider people, from all the different universes. focusing largely on the central character of miles morales, bitten by a spider while doing spray
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paint graffiti, and he develops spider powers he doesn't know what to do with. initially he thinks it's puberty. the next thing he finds himself in a world with lots of other spider people showing him the ropes, pun intended. here's a clip. 0h. act super— normal. selecting a bagel. spider—man? you know, that's funny. i get that a lot. hey! he's got the bagel! all right, time to swing, just like i taught you. when did you teach me that? i didn't. it's a little joke, team building. all right, you ready? of course i'm not ready! whoa! i can't do this yet! everybody knows that the best way to learn is under intense life—threatening pressure. ow. come on. uh—oh. target‘s been spotted. what are you doing down there?
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i run better than i swing. you've got to swing, or they'll catch you. this is what you wanted. i thought it was really good fun. what i like about it is, if you are a comic book fan then you will be used to the idea of several different incarnations of the same character. also, if you're a movie fan, we have seen at least three different versions of spider—man in the last 10—15 years. this takes all those different versions and throws them together in the same universe and has fun with them in the same world. i liked it because firstly it looks great. it's really well done, the animation and it owes an awful lot to the original comic book sources. the film—makers said they wanted every frame to look like it was torn from a comic book, which it does. it's really funny, the jokes really hit home. but it's really moving. there is a lovely thing, the whole thing about spider—man is that it's about an outsider and this is a group of outsiders all outside their own world,
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trying to find their place. i think young audiences can enjoy it as well as older audiences. i'm 56 and not a huge comic books fan nor a spider—man aficionado but i laughed all the way through and found it really moving. really enjoyable. some superhero films can get too dark and self—importa nt. this looks like it avoids that. there is underlying substance to it. it is about something, someone finding their own place in the world, but it hasn't got that brooding, everything is black and grey and grim. it's really good fun. i saw it with a paying audience and it went down terrifically well, the jokes all hitting home. but the bits that were meant to be moving were doing so as well. no one was more surprised by me by how much fun this was and i really liked it. second, mortal engines, based on a book by philip reeve. which i haven't read. it's in a post—apocalyptic world in which cities have basically got up and are walking around fighting each other. so we meet london, the whole
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of london with st paul's and bits that you recognise, chasing after other cities. the principle that drives it is called municipal darwinism. it's produced and co—written by peterjackson of the lord of the rings movies, so you're expecting it to look spectacular and have really arresting stuff in it. i think at its very best it has hints of studio ghibli cartoons like laputa or howl's moving castle, and a bit of terry gilliam and jeunet and caro. at its worst, it's transformers with towns, it's big cities hitting each other. the problem is, although it's visually spectacular, the script feels lumpen. the characters don't get much chance to develop in it. one character called shrike comes in, strikes a nerve, and you think, "here we go." here's a character with an with an arc and development and he changes and things happen to him. the minute he's off screen, it's much less interesting. it's almost like the spectre of the cities themselves. it's a lot of ideas, many of which you recognise from otherfilms, bolted together
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and kind of lumping around the screen for a couple of hours. there are interesting things in it, but i have to say it is a shambolic movie. i did find a lot of it, a lot of the time watching it thinking, i wish the story was as good as what i'm looking at. spectacular visuals are neverjust enough. you need to have substance underneath. the synopsis i read seemed slightly implausible. i don't mind implausibility. i just want it to have emotional sense. i thought it lacked that. lizzie is our third film. if i say the name lizzie borden, what do you think? i don't think anything. lizzie borden took an axe and gave her mother a0 whacks. have i let you down? no, simon mayo said the same thing as you. i'm in great company. lizzie borden was the central suspect in a murder case in 1872 that inspired a ghoulish nursery rhyme. this is now chloe sevigny and kristen stewart starring in a film about lizzie borden.
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chloe sevigny is lizzie, living in a house under the tyrannical rule of her father, who is really horrible, and a hated stepmother. kristen stewart is the maid, bridget, who's told her name is maggie now she works in the house. they form a shared bond that is sparked initially by their loathing of the father figure. here's a clip. sorry this is happening to you. i'm ashamed to be his daughter. i've been lying to myself for so long now. telling myself that things will get better. it won't, will it? not ever. pigeons c00.
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why are you kind to me? what's the relationship like between those two? i've read certain reviews that say the dynamic between the two is fantastic. it is. what's interesting about the film is that i imagined everybody knows a version of this story and i'm finding out more and more that that isn't true. the film seems to imagine you already do, that this is a story where nobody is quite sure what happened in the case. the film imagines a version of events, it looks like it's inspired by a version of events from an ed mcbain novel. it develops a relationship between the two central characters and then works out a dynamic that seems to make sense within the context of the movie. whether it's true, nobody knows
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but it makes sense within the movie. we were talking before about the very different film, mortal engines. i don't mind the invention of fantasy but it has to make sense in and of itself. i thought this really did. you can see from the clip it's really low—key. you can feel the electricity in the air. very, very good performances. it reminds me of the movie lady macbeth, about a character trapped within a house. the house felt very claustrophobic, like a prison, and you get a sense of that in this. that inside the house everything is stifling and outside the house it's a very, very different atmosphere. i thought it was a very interesting and low—key film. clearly not for everybody. the thing that surprises me most, i thought it was a film that was saying, you all know this story, and this is a different version. but it turns out that's not true. not at all. i would have to swot up on it before going to see it. the best out, the old man and the gun. i love this. are you going to go and see it?
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i am going to go and see it. i just thought it was fabulous. you have heard all the stories that robert redford has said it might be his last film. who knows whether it will. but if it is his last, what a fabulous note to go out on. it's based on a true story, he plays an old bank robber, part of a group called the over the hill gang. it's him and his relationship with sissy spacek, looking back on his life, that becomes an anthology of robert redford's screen career. he is wonderful. supporting performances are great, including a brilliant performance from tom waits, the musician turned actor. i think he's great. if you are robert redford, this would be the point where you go, i'm top of the tree, thank you, i will step away. i will look forward to it. i don't go to the cinema often enough. do go and see this. you will love this. the best dvd this week? they shall not grow old is out this week on dvd. there was a lot of attention around armistice day. i think it's extraordinary. they have ta ken 100—year old footage from the great war. peterjackson, who produced mortal engines, and co—wrote it, this is what he has done brilliantly here, taking this old footage, using computer graphics and special
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effects to make it look like it was shot yesterday. it's like you are in the trenches with the faces of these very young soldiers from 100 years ago literally looking like they are right in front of you. he has added soundtrack and they got lip readers in to read what's being said. but the effect is really extraordinary. it's like the film leaps into life. it's quite startling when it first happens, quite remarkable. it's very moving and i think that of the two peterjackson products around at the moment, this is the one to pay attention to. i have put it down to go and see that as well. mark, thank you. lovely to see you. and you. a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online at and you can find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. that's it for this week, though. thanks for watching. goodbye. hello there, if you are planning a
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journey particularly across northern england and scotland over the next two hours bear in mind we could see significant disruption courtesy of a storm that is bringing a combination of ice and snow. the amber snow warnings are in force across scotla nd warnings are in force across scotland with 10—20 cm expected and ice warning extends into the north midlands and that risk comes from freezing rain. cold air in place and we have the low—pressure system pushing milder air over and on top of the cold air near the surface which brings a risk of freezing rain. we have seen that already over parts of southern scotland and there will also be some snow. 10—20 cm,
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blizzard conditions on the road so dusty winds you will have as well so ultimately you will go through the night and when stirred to come in from the westerly direction. towns and cities looking back above freezing. further southwards the cold rain many of us had today will be pushing eastwards and it then get very windy across western parts of wales. gusts potentially reaching 70 mph. and hereto as we go through the night and the winds turn to a wesley direction, we will get milder air moving back and in boosting the temperatures above freezing once again. travel is likely to be affected over the coming hours and a combination of ice and snow, and the strong winds could also cause a few issues as well. here is the weather picture for sunday and early rises
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and the winds will calm down later on. a bright start for eastern areas but some of that to be quite heavy and skirting into the areas of england and could cause some issues. and milder kind of day with temperatures ranging from six to 10 celsius of the milder weather pushes and and it will stay with us for much of the weekend. staying well into double figures and in the short do take extra care. —— in the short term do take extra care. this is bbc news i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at six. the work and pensions secretary, amber rudd, says it's time to build a cross—party consensus on brexit, as the church of england calls for national reconciliation. talks at the un climate conference in poland continue, as countries struggle to agree on how to limit global warming. water cannon and tear gas are used
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on the streets of paris as protesters clash with police in a fifth weekend of anti—government demonstrations. staff are ‘working hard‘ to track down all the animals after a fire at chester zoo. and manchesther city go back to the top of the premier league, reaction to that and the rest of the day‘s sport in half an hour.
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