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hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm hugh ferris. our headlines tonight: chelsea go third in the premier league with two goals from their number one man. tonight at ten: social media eden hazard lights up the night at stamford bridge. companies facing a new system of regulation under government plans raheem sterling says, "i'm black to clamp down on harmful and i'm proud" as he claims content online. he wouldn't choose to lead his team off the field in the face the proposals include of racist abuse. an independent watchdog to enforce a code of practice, with senior managers possibly liable for breaches. if we walk off the pitch as a group, it's partly in response to the death of 14—year—old molly russell, that means they wind. —— they win. who took her own life in 2017, but her father says that more needs to be done. it's a necessary step in order to make the internet a better place, and a step closer to his nfl dream, a safer place, particularly for young and vulnerable people, but now the fight to make the team — but it is only a step. former england rugby star cristian wade signs for the buffalo bills. we'll have more from molly's father and we'll be looking at the detail of the proposals. also tonight... senior conservative mps warn mrs may against embracing labour's brexit ideas as she prepares for a crucial eu summit later this week. hello and welcome to sportsday. over five years after the fatal helicopter crash on a bar
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in glasgow, the official inquiry chelsea have moved up to third opens and statements are read out on behalf of victims. in the preemier league after eden hazard saw off west ham a new pollution charge is enforced with both goals in a 2—0 win. in london — drivers of older, it was a game the belgian might not dirtier vehicles are paying more have started because of rumours real madrid want to sign him. to drive in the central area. ben croucher reports. and lost for half a century — a live beatles performance just where will they be playing next on top of the pops. season? will chelsea be in the champions league? will eden hazard and coming up on sportsday on bbc news... and callum hudson be at chelsea eden hazard's solo strike lights up the night at stamford bridge, as chelsea attempt to go third in the premier league. good evening. social media companies are facing a new system of official regulation
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under plans announced by the government. the proposals include an independent watchdog to enforce a new code of practice. senior managers could be held liable for breaches and internet sites could be fined or blocked if they fail to tackle harmful content. but some critics say the plans threaten freedom of speech. our media editor amol rajan has more details. mared parry was manipulated into sending sexual pictures of herself as a child. she was approached on facebook by two local men in rural north wales. at the time, i never realised it was grooming so i didn't need emotional support. it was pretty much normalised. a lot of my friends at school were doing the same thing, so for us it wasn't traumatising, it wasn't scary. it was simply normal and we were excited at the prospect of having an older boyfriend, and that's what really terrifies me. eight years on, mared met with culture secretaryjeremy wright to help shape britain's historic and ambitious proposals to tackle online harm. these include a code of practice for social media firms,
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heavy fines if material is left online for too long, and potential criminal liability for directors of companies at fault. the signature item is a dedicated regulatorfor the web, though whether that will be part of an existing regulator remains unclear. and we cannot allow the leaders of some of the tech companies to simply look the other way. the new rules are exceptionally wide in scope and care will be needed to make sure they don't penalise smaller firms who can't afford big legal fees. politicians across the globe and here in britain are lining up to bring the internet to heel. the trouble is there is no template for this stuff. a lot of the intellectual heavy—lifting still needs to be done and creating a new regulator requires primary legislation and years of graft. so the problems might be deep, wide and urgent but don't expect big changes tomorrow. well, the internet companies will fight against this every step of the way. it's really important the government keeps its nerve and holds them to account to protect the children
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on its platform. cabinet ministers claim britain will have the toughest internet laws in the world. that's an exaggeration. the likes of turkey, china and dubai are much tougher, but britain has sought inspiration from germany, whose use of hate speech laws to curb online excess has been tentatively hailed as a success in the past year. censorship is always bad, and it's the task and responsibility of governments to maintain freedom of speech, but it's also the task of governments to stop using free speech if it violates other people. the changes will come too late for ms parry but tougher sanctions on tech companies could prevent future grooming cases. what do you think happened to those pictures? i have absolutely no idea in all honesty what happened to them. the thought of that living out there, it could be anywhere right now. it could be circulating around in groups of groomers, you know. anything could happen to it. it is terrifying knowing that this
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is happening pretty much on a daily basis to loads of different people. it is child pornography, but it is so easy for them to get it. amol rajan, bbc news. the case of molly russell, the 14—year—old who took her own life in 2017 after viewing images of self—harm on instagram, has focused attention on the kind of material available on social media sites. molly's father claims that instagram was partly to blame for his daughter's death. our correspondent angus crawford who was the first to report on this story asked ian russell if this meant the age of self—regulation was over. i think the white paper is a very important step to making the internet a safer place. the era of self—regulation, quite patently, hasn't worked, because there's horrible content that's been available online, that's now well known about. and so, it's a necessary step in order to make
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the internet a better place, a safer place, particularly for young and vulnerable people. but it is only a step. it's really important not to erode free speech, to allow freedom of expression. one of the reasons the internet is a marvellous place is you can find whatever you want on it, and when that is a positive thing, it's brilliant. do you have faith that the tech companies will actually stand up, listen and do what the future regulations will tell them to do? i think after what we've been through, and sadly so many other families go through, the urgency is huge. the statistics say that something like, shockingly, four school age children in the uk end their lives, every week. so, every week that passes, you just have this sense of other tragedies mounting up. so, it has to happen, something has to happen as quickly as possible in order to help prevent
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those tragedies happening. what is it that keeps you going, talking about this, talking about molly, raising this issue in public? i think the reason that we are so determined to help make a difference and to help young people and make the internet a safer place, is simply because we don't want other people to go through what we've done as a family, because it's just such a horrible journey. perhaps, most of all, it's to help young people with problems communicate to someone, to anyone, to speak out, to have that courage, so that they don't have to face those fears alone, and hopefully they can overcome their fears and their problems and go on to live long and happy lives. that was ian russell talking to our correspondent angus crawford.
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the prime minister is due to travel to berlin and paris tomorrow for the latest brexit talks ahead of the crucial eu summit in brussels on wednesday, where another delay to britain's departure date will be discussed. during the day cross—party communication between the government and labour has continued in the search for possible areas of agreement. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. a mood for compromise mightjust trickle through, sombre and slow after all the shouting. could the government really, though, do a deal with the other side? we don't have a majority in parliament and so we have to look to other parties to seek agreement that will allow us to get brexit over the line in parliament as the law requires. you can't go into any of those discussions with big red lines because otherwise there's no point having them. given the prime minister has tried to hang on to them for so long, the man who wants to replace her
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in numberten might take some convincing. the latest offer to the labour tribe, welcoming a new mp today, has not accepted yetjeremy corbyn‘s plan for a customs union — a closer trading relationship with the eu than theresa may has negotiated. but sources who've seen the document say it points to that kind of deal being possible, but only in future. we are prepared to talk and put forward our views, but talks have to mean a movement, and so far there's been no change in those red lines. but if rushing to a customs deal with labour makes sense now, why has theresa may avoided it for so long? the answer is in the reluctance on her own side. she always promised she wouldn't take that step, can she win the cabinet round now? the trade secretary, liam fox, isn't the only one who would say no. even though, as ever, there are other members of the government who completely disagree...
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reporter: will you move on a customs union, minister? ..who would try many doors to find a way out of all of this. excuse me. the talks between the tories and labour are genuine. both sides want to know if they can find a deal together to get through that place, but they wonder separately if the other side is serious, and they are a long way from a full—blown partnership. these are nervous first dates between the two, so again this week eu leaders will discuss delay. we're open to extending the deadline to allow time for these discussions to run their course and come to a conclusion. there is a tiny chance this week this whole process could explode, but while labour and the tories are still talking, the show is just about still on the road. but delay, not decision, is still the chorus. laura kuenssberg, bbc
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news, westminster. as laura said, there's no sign of an end to the political deadlock ahead of the eu summit on wednesday. many british firms have been clear that a no—deal brexit would be bad for their business. but would another delay, which is looking more likely, be better? our business editor simonjack has been talking to two generations of gloucestershire farmers to find out. what a time to be alive. for many businesses, like this sheep farm in gloucester, the world has never seemed more uncertain. one thing is certain to farmer matt hobbs. like the vast majority of businesses, he thinks leaving the eu with no deal could come at a heavy cost. in his case, £15,000 this year alone. i'm a family farm, a tenant farm. that's an enormous amount of money to just see haemorrhaging out of the business. and in reality, that's my income gone...
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gone for west really. why so expensive? at the moment matt exports lamb to the eu for £80 per animal. leaving with no deal would mean tariffs on those exports of around a0%, and matt expects that would come out of his proceeds, leaving him with around £50 per lamb. whatever their party colours, a majority of mps oppose no deal, which means another delay now looks likely. is that helpful? the delay helps me this year because it enables this crop of lambs, which are already here, so we can sell them, but i haven't been investing in anything for two years. i have zipped my cheque—book up, so that's no good for the industry in general or the rest of the economy. sheep farming is perhaps one of the best examples of an industry which feels itself at the mercy of political wranglings at a really crucial time, lambing season. where will the lambs born today be sold? at what cost — will there be tariffs involved? and even if we get a delay, will farmers be facing the same
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questions a year or so from now? that uncertainty is affecting the next generation. matt's daughter molly wants to take on a farm of her own. i have been asked to put together a five—year business plan for a national trust farm, but it's a bit impossible to predict what we'll be earning in the next five years when we don't even know in the next five months. the eu protects its farmers. that's one of its great flaws, say some, but that doesn't mean leaving the fold is easy or painless. simon jack, bbc news. theresa may will be travelling to berlin and paris tomorrow for talks with the german chancellor and the french president ahead of wednesday's summit. let's go to our europe editor katya adler in brussels. is there a sense in berlin and paris of what mrs may is likely to be saying in these meetings? first off we have discussed over and over again how fed up eu leaders are with
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this ongoing brexit process but they are welcoming this contact with the prime minister ahead of wednesday's brexit summit. she doesn't have a great track record in getting the tone right on the night at eu meetings and the eu feels that with no—deal brexit looming on friday, this is not the time for misunderstandings. in paris and berlin there is little expectation ofan imminent berlin there is little expectation of an imminent breakthrough in the cross— party of an imminent breakthrough in the cross—party talks with jeremy corbyn so cross—party talks with jeremy corbyn so what emmanuel macron and angela merkel want to hear is what is theresa may's plan b? emmanuel macron says if she doesn't have one she cannot have an extension. eu leaders are also coming under pressure at home for repeatedly kicking the can down the road because this uncertainty is bad for eu businesses as well. there is a theory here in eu circles that theresa may actually wants the eu to do her dirty work for her, that she
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asks for a short extension, up to the 30th of june, asks for a short extension, up to the 30th ofjune, because politically that was easy for her, but that, this is the theory, she's hoping eu leaders will say she has to a cce pt hoping eu leaders will say she has to accept a longer extension because thatis to accept a longer extension because that is what you need. if this is what the prime minister's hoping for she be disappointed because eu leaders are still divided as to how long an extension should be and which condition should be attached. one thing unites them at the moment and that is that any extension that goes beyond the 2nd of may would need to see the uk taking part in elections for the european parliament. many thanks again. katya adler. the teenage daughter of a woman who was arrested in dubai over facebook posts insulting herformer husband and his new wife has begged the country's ruler for her release. laleh sharavesh faces two years injail and a £50,000 fine for the posts written three years ago. she was detained last month when entering dubai for her former husband's funeral.
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their daughter has asked for her mother's passport to be returned and for her to be allowed to come home. a minute's silence has been observed at the start of a fatal accident inquiry into why a police helicopter crashed into a bar in glasgow in november 2013. the pilot, two crew and seven people in the clutha bar were killed, as sarah smith reports. this was a shocking event that stunned the city, when a police helicopterfell out of a friday night sky onto the roof of a packed pub, killing everybody on board and some of those inside. the bar has reopened, and ian comes back to the place his son died with questions about what happened to him after the crash. he wouldn't have survived anyway. he lay there for at least two and a half hours. perhaps he could have been removed.
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they were obviously walking over him to get to the other victims, because he was at the door. it took them until the sunday morning to get him out, eventually. today the inquiry began with a tribute to the victims. those of you who are able to, please stand now and observe a minute's silence. ten people were killed that night, including the helicopter pilot, two police officers on board and seven people inside the pub. for bereaved relatives it has been a long wait, five and a half years to try and get some answers about what happened here. today that process began with eye witnesses describing hearing the helicopter‘s engines spluttering in the sky before it fell into the roof of the clutha bar. there was a thud on the roof. and then the whole roof came crashing in. and very quickly the pub went dark,
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very, very dark, very dark. mary kavanagh was inside the pub that night with her partner, robertjenkins. she managed to get outside, he didn't. are there specific questions you are hoping to find the answers to? no, there's just one question i want to find the answer to, and that is why i walked into a pub with my partner one night, and walked out and never saw him again. you know, that's basically it. the fatal accident inquiry will now try to find out why the helicopter crashed, and will make recommendations to try and prevent another similar tragedy. sarah smith, bbc news, glasgow. security forces loyal to the sudanese president omar al—bashir have opened fire on protestors who've been staging months of demonstrations against his presidency. as the gunfire rang out, soldiers intervened to protect the protestors who hope the army will help them to topple the president. it follows a weekend of protests in which at least six people were killed.
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our africa editor fergal keane is here. tell us what the significance of the situation now is? you have a dictatorial regime like the one in sedan and one part of the security forces opened fire on the other to protect pro—democracy demonstrators. that would certainly worry the president. we have had a statement from him. he is appealing for dialogue but blaming what is happening on a foreign plot. that is typical dictator speed. if you are in trouble, if your people are on the streets, blame the foreigners. it will not impress the many thousands of young people in particular who are gathered tonight in front of military headquarters. they want him to go and go quickly. but he signalled he intends to fight this out. i saw for myself in dar for what his security forces are capable of doing. there is the
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potential not just for trouble capable of doing. there is the potential notjust for trouble in sudan but wider regional destabilisation if he does not compromise $0011. destabilisation if he does not compromise soon. thank you, fergal. a new ultra low emission zone, to try to reduce air pollution, has come into force in central london. under the scheme drivers of older, more polluting cars and vans will have to pay a daily fee. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, says he's responding to a public health emergency, but critics say that some drivers are being unfairly taxed. our science editor, david shukman, reports. a primary school in central london with a new green wall that's meant to trap their pollution. children living in the most polluted areas grow up with reduced lung capacity. and they are aware of the problems. it's bad quality air and it's really bad for our lungs. when i hear buses and cars and trucks coming by, ijust think they don't know how much pollution they are causing.
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so many suffer from asthma here, there is a special rack for the inhalers. lots of our kids take inhalers before they come to school. they are taking them at the school gates. they keep their asthma pumps on them during the day and will have extra medication if they need it. what we're hoping to see with the introduction of the ultra low emission zone, is a reduction in that. the new zone will apply around the clock. petrol cars and vans from before 2005, and diesel cars and vans from before september 2015, will pay £12.50 a day. buses and trucks, unless they are the latest, will pay £100. people who live inside the zone have until 2021 to upgrade their cars. black cabs are exempt. they can't be more than 15 years old. louis runs a van rental business. he says the zone will hurt him and many others. a mile up the road is the congestion
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charge zone, which is going to be the ultra low emission zone. there is a £12.50 daily charge for driving this vehicle in, and that's a lot of money. that's a lot of money to poorer people, it's a lot of money to small business. scientists say there is more evidence that air pollution could harm our health. although traffic isn't the only cause of it, the hope is that reducing the number of vehicles coming into the centre will cut the pollution by nearly half. of course, it isn'tjust london where there is a problem. birmingham is planning to charge drivers next year. similar schemes will follow in leeds, glasgow, greater manchester and others. it's a move that many drivers disagree with but now looks set to spread. we can't look back in 20 years' time and say, we protected the rights of drivers, we protected the rights of businesses to drive big vehicles around, and it's a bit of a shame but some people have died about it. you know, you can't have it both ways.
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only on the worst days can you actually see air pollution hanging in the air. but the damage can be done by gases and particles that are invisible. the hope is that the new zone can quickly make a difference. david shukman, bbc news. israeli voters go to the polls tomorrow, after a very tight election race which has seen the long—time prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, fighting for his political survival. he's facing criminal corruption charges and his toughest challenger in years, a former israeli military chief, benny gantz. security is a main issue in the election, but there's been very little debate about how to achieve a lasting peace, as yolande knell reports. violence and conflict are neverfar away in israel. that is why elections here are fought and won on security. i could hear the whoosh, and then boom, up went the explosive. robert wolff's family home
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was destroyed two weeks ago by a powerful rocket fired by palestinian militants form gaza. nobody was killed, but his baby granddaughter was among those hurt. we are a very lucky family. we are all alive, we are all here, we are not — you know, there could have been seven graves up the road. we need a leader who is brave enough to bring peace. in a close campaign waged with social media videos, benjamin netanyahu argues his global friendships protect israel. he is facing bribery charges, which he denies. his main rival, benny gantz, is a former head of the israeli military, pledging cleaner politics. but when it comes to divisions with the palestinians, neither candidate is committed to them having their own state. in these israeli elections internationally—approved ideas about how to reach peace with the palestinians are being abandoned.
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and while that could win votes, the danger is it will deepen tensions and mistrust, and only perpetuate what's already been a long and painful conflict. standing up to israeli occupation has become part of life for boys at hebron elementary school. tear gas during morning assembly, after some children had thrown stones at an israeli checkpoint nearby. four students were taken to hospital. all later recovered. palestinians don't get to vote in israeli polls, but this teacher says they feel the impact of the outcome. translation: we as palestinians don't care about the israeli elections or who will become the prime minister, because each one
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is worse than the last. there is nothing new. just empty promises, lies. whoever is israel's next leader faces the challenge of continuing unrest and a stalled peace process. but this election could bring a change of face rather than direction. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. for many years, the bbc‘s top of the pops was complusory viewing for millions of young people, featuring all the top stars and bands of the day. but the beatles only appeared live on top of the pops once — in 1966 — and the recording of that show was lost. now, more than half a century later, a short clip has been found, as colin paterson tells us. back in 1966, video tape was so expensive that even the beatles' only live top of the pops appearance was wiped, thought lost forever — until now.
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the fab four, a fab find. 11 seconds of paperback writer unearthed in mexico. # paperback writer, paperback writer. . . # kaleidoscope specialise in tracking down missing tv. a mexican beatles fan got in touch after buying an eight millimetre film reel shot at home by a liverpudlian family. i think if you are a beatles fan, it's the holy grail, no doubt about it. the beatles only did top of the pops once live in june 1966, and people just thought it was gone. at the beatles story exhibition we showed the find to an expert. oh my gosh! that's amazing! how important a discovery is this? well, we already have loads and loads of kind of audiovisual artefacts, more or less, that we can study. the idea that there more out there is absolutely, it's amazing, really.
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and it's notjust beatles footage which is being rediscovered. more than 240 lost top of the pops performances, saved thanks to a fan of the show who recorded them at home. this is charles henry butler pearce in bangor, north wales, september 1976. the new discoveries, including t rex performing metal guru, will be featured later this month, at the bfi southbank‘s music believed wiped event. colin patterson, bbc news. newsnight is on bbc two with emily. now it's time for the news, weather and travel where you are.
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