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hello, you‘re watching afternoon live — i think it was a one i‘m simon mccoy. today at 2. concorde today. i think it was a one off experience, never see it again all smiles for the cameras — theresa may meets in my lifetime and never experience the german chancellor in berlin, it again but what i did was in a last minute effort to get fantastic. i was chuffed to be able to work op it and if you had three an extension to the date of brexit laptops onboard to work op it and if you had three laptops onboa rd you the prime minister is now on her way to work op it and if you had three laptops onboard you would have all the instrumentation onboard now. here to paris to meet emmanuel this set the standard for the fleet. it was a quality aircraft, the fleet macron to try and get him to back of concorde that came along later her. debenhams‘ lenders take control of the struggling high street chain — was especially built, and it lasted after rejecting rescue efforts from sports direct‘s mike ashley. 27 years in service, which is a harder to change a mobile phone contract — wonderful feat as well. a criticism of the changes in the divorce law — allowing couples to split faster and, it‘s hoped, controversial yet inspirational and with less acrimony. unique chapter in the history coming up on afternoon live time for a look at the weather. all the sport — azi.. here's mel coles. a huge game in the champions league yesterday in parts of suffolk tonight as tottenham temperatures were just shy of 20c. while today's weather may look similar, there is a different feel to it. it feels fresher, that is
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because we are drawing in cooler air on this easterly wind. over the next few days i think we will notice our temperatures coming down a peg or two. there is a lot of fine dry weather to be had through the day today, but a come down in the temperature, particularly for places like norfolk and suffolk. today we are looking at highs of ia celsius and some spots may not reach that. high pressure though is building in from scandinavia, so it a settled story through the weeks and as it exerts its influence over us it will squeeze out weather fronts and we have one at the moment, stretching from wales down to south—east england. on it we have rain, heavy in places as we head through this afternoon, a bit more cloud for parts of north east england but away from that, lengthy spells of sunshine on offer, but we have this brisk easterly wind and that is making it feel fresh, particularly along north sea coast, the best of the temperatures out to the west. as we head into this evening that
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rain will become more confined down to the far south—west of england where we will continue to see outbreaks of rain. we will keep that nagging wind going through parts of east anglia and yorkshire but further north, temperatures will drop close to freezing, if not a close below, here we can expect a patchy frost first thing tomorrow morning, under the cloud temperatures not dropping away so far in the far south—west. tomorrow we far in the far south—west. tomorrow we have that weather front with us, but as high pressure continues to build in, it gets squeezed out down towards the far south—west. the tip of cornwall starting off on a drizzly note, but as we head through the morning that should fizzle out. we still have that nagging north—easterly wind though, dragging ina bit north—easterly wind though, dragging in a bit more cloud perhaps for north sea coasts and here it will feel fresher as we head through the day. temperatures will be down where ever you are even in the west, though they should fare better than the eastern half of the uk. not only
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colder by day but by night the temperatures under clear skies will drop away so no places waking up to a frosty start on thursday morning, while there will be some sunshine on offer, i think as the day goes on we will start to see increasing amounts of cloud. as we head to the weekend the temperatures in some spots down single figures. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. theresa may holds talks with the german chancellor, angela merkel, as she tries to persuade european leaders to delay britain's departure from the eu. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it's 1.33pm, and here's
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your latest sports news. the champions league quarterfinals start this evening, the next step in manchester city's quest for an unprecedented quadruple. it's an all—english tie against tottenham, the first leg is in the capital, the first of three matches between the two sides in the space of 11 days. manchester city, in the last few years, have been there to try and win everything. they have a very good squad, good players. he is one of the best managers in the world. if one club, one team is capable of winning everything, it's manchester city. they are in a very good place. liverpool are also playing tonight. they have arguably the easiest quarterfinal against porto. the first leg is at anfield. they beat the portuguese champions 5—0 on aggregate in the last 16 on the way to last season's final. it has nothing to do with last year. it's all about showing
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exactly the right amount of respect but not a little bit more. because we have to be strong, we have to be clear, direct, in the right moments, creative, and at other moments, and also, a lot of things to do against a really strong porto side. the chelsea manager maurizio sarri seems resigned to losing their star player eden hazard. he says he is irreplaceable. the belgian only has one year left on his and sarri says that if hazard ‘wants to have another experience, then, they have to respect his decision. last night's performance will only enhance his reputation. he scored both goals as chelsea beat west ham 2—0, his opener in the first half saw him beat five men for one of the goals of the season. that moves them up to third in the table. the belgian has been linked with a move to real madrid in the summer. it is impossible to find another eden hazard. at the moment, there
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isn't another. the level, in the world, i don't think you can to players like him. the club does not wa nt to players like him. the club does not want to sell him. he is in the last season want to sell him. he is in the last season of contract. if you want to try elsewhere, we have to respect him. we will try to convince him, but it is not easy. england's justin rose is talking up his chances at augusta this week. golf's first major of the year, the masters, starts on thursday and rose returned to number one in the world rankings yesterday. tiger woods was the last top ranked player to claim the greenjacket back in 2002, so, it rarely equates to success. rose's only major victory came at the us open in 2013, he's 38 now, and has been runner—up in two of the last four masters tournaments, so, can that number one ranking make the difference for him?
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i haven't paid much attention to it. the golf course doesn't know who is the number one ranked player in the world, you have to come in, prepare hard every time you tee up. every time, the way i see it, rory is probably the favourite, so many guys capable of winning this golf tournament. i don't see the ranking per se, i'm know i'm one of the guys who can win and has a great opportunity to win, for sure. i feel i'm very confident being in a position but it certainly not an extra pressure. and some rugby union news just before we go — glasgow warriors‘ head coach dave rennie has signed a contract extension, commiting to another year at the pro iii club. that ends rumours linking the kiwi to the australia job. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website or via the bbc sport app. that is all your sport for now. thank you. more now on one of our main stories. one of the uk's most prolific cyber
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criminals, zain qaiser, has been jailed for six years and five months. the unemployed 24—year—old blackmailed hundreds of thousands of porn website users around the world in a multi—million pound global conspiracy. earlier, we spoke to our news reporter matt cole who was at kingston crown court for the sentencing. zain qaiser spent 18 months holding the internet to ransom, thejudge in sentencing described him as the self—styled king of the internet. he placed advertisements through legitimate advertising brokers on to pornography websites. when people clicked on those advertisements, software was downloaded on to their computers which, if it found weaknesses, then, locked up their computers, holding them to ransom. it flashed up messages that said to them if they did not pay, then, law enforcement would be paying them a visit, and if they did not pay $200, £100 or sometimes larger sums, then,
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they would be in trouble. potentially 8,000 people or more paid out. he was eventually caught after the advertising brokers realised what software was going through their systems, and now, having been caught and finally admitting his guilt, he is starting a sentence of six years five months and one day. i am with mike hewlett from the national crime agency. what do you make of the sentence? it is a significant sentence that has been handed down by the court which reflects the complexity of the mr qaiser's crimes and the sheer volume of it. the judge in sentencing said that the harm caused was so extensive that there does not appear to be a reported case involving anything comparable. that is true. i regard this case has been probably been the most significant that the national cyber crime unit has successfully prosecuted, mr qaiser is right up there with some of the most significant cyber criminals in the world. talk us through some of the numbers. what kind of money was he making? we believe he made that the £700,000 personally.
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but that is suspected to be a fraction of what he may have made and what his group may have made in total. so many of the victims who paid out, we do not know who they are nor how many they could be. that is true, the way he operated his scams was to use the legitimate advertising companies as the vehicle for delivering his malware. so, we will probably never know exactly how many individual victims there are that fell victim to the scam in the end. this involved international criminals in russia and china and america, too? yes, more cybercrime at this level is international in nature. we certainly believe that mr qaiser was working with other russian—speaking criminals based overseas and our efforts to track them down and the rest of it are continuing. are there others like this man out there? he started at 17 and is under 2a now, he has taken a while for this case to go through the legal system.
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is he a one—off? i don't believe he is, we see an increasing prevalence of young people being involved in cybercrime, so he is not the youngest we have come across. he is probably the most prolific. there are others out there like him. mike hewlett, thank you very much. zain qaiser starting the beginning of his sentence. we understand he will serve at least half of that, and then a further half on licence. but this, one of the most significant cyber criminals the uk has ever seen. some words in from downing street and the meeting taking place in berlin, downing street says ahead of the eu council tomorrow, the emergency summit, the leaders discussed the uk request for an extension to article 15 untiljune 30, extending the brexit date, with the option to bring this forward if the option to bring this forward if the deal is ratified earlier. the premise that outlined the steps to bring the brexit process to a
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successful conclusion and updated angela merkel on ongoing discussions with the opposition. a matter of fa ct with the opposition. a matter of fact statement of the topics of discussion, not much said about the outcome. we will keep you updated with any more from that. the sudanese government has defied calls by thousands of protestors for president omar al—bashir to resign. vice president awad muhammad bin—awf has also warned that the army will not tolerate any security lapses that may cause the country to "slip into chaos", as top military leaders denied claims of division within the armed forces. there was chaos earlier in the day as security forces attempted, yet again, to break up protests, now in their fourth consecutive day. the bbc‘s senior africa correspondent anne soy reports. shouting and commotion. the moment security forces tried yet again to disperse crowds. organisers of the protests say there have been a number of deaths. among the casualties are soldiers.
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gunfire. here, they appear to return fire as civilians take cover inside their premises. but the leader of the joint chiefs of staff is downplaying reports of divisions between the military and the national intelligence security forces. he said the armed forces would confront those who tried to compromise national security. chanting. but scenes like this tell a different story. some in the lower ranks have openly declared their stance. translation: this is a message to my brothers in the armed forces. these protesters a re our brothers as well. i ask them to come and stand by the side of the people here, the sudanese people.
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these have been the biggest protests ever seen during president al—bashir‘s 30—year rule. they have vowed to come here, right next to the president's compound, and tear his steps down. anne soy, bbc news. from arch—enemies to entente cordiale, the relationship between britain and france has always been interesting. the latest potential bump in the road is brexit, with mrs may heading to paris to meet the french president emmanual macron. but will france help or hinder britain on its brexitjourney? david eades looks back at what has sometimes been an uneasy friendship. he was famed for having a certain idea of france, as a great nation with a global destiny which he helped to fashion through the european community. vive la france!
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de gaulle's wartime dependence on london as his safe haven and h0 also gave him a developed sense of angleterre, as he put it. insular, maritime, a commercial, industrial world inextricably tied to the us. hardly in tune, then, with the outlook of the community's six. for all the congenial strolls with harold macmillan in 1963, de gaulle's message was crystal clear. you are not coming in. france's stated reason for denying britain membership in the european economic community is over differences in the agricultural policy. most observers agree however it is a part of de gaulle's grand plan to undercut american and british influence on the continent and leave it dominated by a paris—bonn axis. de gaulle spoke almmost wistfully about britain's application to join. however favourable some might be to it, he said,
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england might not yet be so disposed to our project. hence, the long, long, "si long" british conversations over membership. by 1967, a less enthusiastic harold was in number 10, labour's harold wilson. britain itself was in steeper economic decline with a balance of payments crisis and a currency buffeted by world events. again, de gaulle said no. if de gaulle ever uttered the words, over my dead body, effectively, that is what happened. he died in1970. ted heath then signed on the dotted line and ever since 1973, britain has been part of the community. but that "certaine idee de la france" lives on the current incumbent. emmanuel macron has made it clear the european project is bigger than britain's membership. his patience is very thin, so, would he dare to hold out against his eu colleagues and veto a further brexit extension? david eades, bbc news.
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in a moment, we'll have all the business news. but first, the headlines on bbc news. theresa may holds talks with the german chancellor, angela merkel, as she tries to persuade european leaders to delay britain's exit from the eu. the laws governing divorce are to be overhauled in england and wales, so that couples can split faster and with less bitterness. a computer hacker is sentenced to six years in jail for his part in a global internet blackmailing operation. now, for the business news. debenhams has gone into administration after rejecting a new offer from mike ashley, the boss of sports direct. he'd offered to pump £200 million into the company.
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the firm has is gone into what's called pre—pack administration which means it can carry on trading but is now under the control of its lenders. the former boss of nissan, carlos ghosn, says he's the victim of a conspiracy and backstabbing, and that he's innocent of all charges he's facing injapan. speaking in a pre—recorded video, he insisted that he wanted a fair trial. nissan says there is "substantial evidence" of financial misconduct. the us is thinking about imposing tariffs on about £8.5 billion worth of goods from the eu. it's angry about subsidies that support the european plane maker airbus. aircraft and cheese are among the products that could be hit by the new us tariffs. consumer spending went up last month. according to barclaycard, it was up more than 3% higher than the same time last year. that's despite the
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unercertainty over brexit. mind you, spending in march last year was pretty low because of the terrible weather we had then. so, how encouraging are these latest figures? esme harwood is a director at ba rclayca rd. thank you forjoining us. these figures come from a fairly low base, considering the fact they come off the back of a low year in march last year. we need to remember this time last year. we had the beast from the east, keeping everyone cloistered inside. what that means is a low base to look at spending. it doesn't change the interesting trends we are seeing. a real discrepancy between what is happening in the retail sector, the traditional high street, and much more positively with the experience economy. where is growth and spending coming from? if we look at the march data, we are
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seeing a strong month for the likes of pubs, restaurants, growth up by 1596 of pubs, restaurants, growth up by 15% and 12% respectively. the warmer weather is encouraging people into their gardens and sprucing up their homes, we saw enormous increases in spending on garden centres and areas like diy and furniture. supermarkets are coming under pressure. that is back to thinking about the low base. when you are cloistered inside, you go to the supermarket but stay inside. not surprising compared to that higher spending last year, the spend on supermarkets this year was less marked. the biggest declines for some time is in sectors like department stores and clothing where we have seen contractions in spending. and department stores, news out today from debenhams going into administration, is this a sign of real trouble for department stores
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on the high street? if we look at the data on department stores, what we saw was a 4.7% decline in spending in march, and across each of the last 12 months, there have been contractions in spending. there is a continued trend across credit card and debit card spending, people choosing not to spending, people choosing not to spend so much in department stores. there are some bright spots, retailers are taking interesting approaches to encourage footfall into stores. thank you forjoining us. the embattled former boss of nissan, carlos ghosn, has come out fighting. he's facing charges of financial misconduct in japan, but says he's the victim of backstabbing and a conspiracy. he was due to address the media in person but is now back under arrest. so, he's issued a video, released by his lawyers, which means the bbc didn't carry out this interview, but take a look.
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i am innocent of all the charges that have been brought against me. and i am also innocent of all the accusations that came around these charges, that are all biased, taken out of context, twisted in a way to paint a personage of greed and a personage of dictatorship. a quick look at the markets. the ftse has been under pressure that's after the us said it was looking to impose trade sanctions on european goods. also uncertainty over brexit also playing a role there.rolls royce has been under pressure because of those possible us sanctions. sports direct shares are on the up, despite mike ashley's failure to rescue debenhams. that's all the business news. a team of european scientists has announced its intention
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to recover the oldest ice on earth. the group will drill deep down inside the east antarctic ice sheet. if the project is successful, researchers believe it'll give them a record of the climate going back around one—point—five million years, which could help with future predictions about climate change. here's our science correspondentjonathan amos. it's a never—ending expanse of white. this is one of the most remote places on earth, high in the interior of the east antarctic ice sheet. temperatures here are regularly down around minus 50 celsius. but it's in this freezer that answers are likely to be found to explain how our planet's climate will change over the the coming century. a consortium of european scientists have picked the location, called little dome c, to drill for the oldest continuous ice core on earth. the beyond epica project has spent the past three years camping out on the barren landscape and surveying what lies beneath. they're now convinced that there's a column of compacted snow underfoot that records the contents of the
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atmosphere over the past 1.5 million years. what they're after are ice samples like these which contain tiny trapped bubbles of ancient air, including the important greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. if the scientists can measure the bubbles‘ contents accurately, they‘ll be able to chart the climate‘s ups and downs, its ice ages far into the past, and that will give them far more confidence as they project how the climate‘s set to change long into the future. jonathan amos, bbc news. this year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of leonardo da vinci. he is believed by many to be the greatest artist of all time. but scientists in italy say they have recently made new discoveries about both him and his work as the bbc‘s tim allman explains. he was the definitive renaissance man. painter, scientist, engineer, architect, astronomer, historian. the list goes on and on.
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even now, there is so much more to learn about leonardo da vinci. scientists at the uffizi gallery in florence have been taking a closer look at his earliest work. commonly known as landscape 8p, leonardo drew this when he was just 21. analysis of handwriting at the top of the page confirms what many had long believed, leonardo da vinci was ambidextrous. it was truly spectacular what these analyses actually yielded. and now, we do know that leonardo worked with both hands, not just as we know famously with his left hand. there is more, on the back of the picture, there appears to be incomplete sketches of another landscape, and drawings of a figure. these are images unlikely to have been seen in more than 500 years. perhaps more secrets will now
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be unearthed in other paintings and illustrations, adding yet more lustre to the legacy of leonardo da vinci. tim allman, bbc news. now, it‘s time for a look at the weather. good afternoon. while our weather may look similar to yesterday there isa may look similar to yesterday there is a noticeable difference, it feels fresher. yesterday, suffolk saw highs of 20 celsius. but today we are drawing in much cooler air and a keen easterly wind. we will all notice temperatures come down through the next few days. norfolk and suffolk today, a noticeable difference, highs of just 1a. and suffolk today, a noticeable difference, highs ofjust1li. but high pressure is in charge, exerting its influence over the uk, squeezing out any weather fronts producing
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cloud. at the moment, we have outbreaks of rain from wales through to south—east england, some on the heavy side. away from that, some cloud for north east england, but fine and dry weather with good spells of sunshine. that noticeable breeze making it feel fresher along the north sea coast. the best of the temperatures towards the west where it should feel quite springlike. heading into this evening, that rain will become more confined to the far south—west of england, producing rain at times. elsewhere, clear skies, but keeping that brisk north—easterly wind over east anglia, yorkshire and lincolnshire. further north, we could see temperatures fall away to freezing or below. a patchy frost first thing tomorrow. temperatures holding up underneath the cloud. high pressure continuing to build in. gradually,
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the weather fronts will fizzle out. some outbreaks of rain over the tip of cornwall and the isles of scilly tomorrow morning but that should fizzle out. elsewhere, lengthy spells of sunshine on offer. but a north east breeze introducing cloud along the north sea coast. here, it will feel quite cold. towards the west, temperatures are better but noticeably down on today. also by night. wednesday night, the coldest of this week. many places on thursday morning waking up to a patchy frost. after a bright start, cloud will start to increase. as we head into friday, some places will see temperatures just reach single figures.
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