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today at five: a gp practice in brighton is closed after a member of staff tests positive for the coronovirus. workers in protective suits have spent the day deep cleaning the surgery — patients are advised to phone nhs 111 service if they're worried. eight people in the uk have now been infected. ministers have activated powers to forcibily quarantine people. we'll be assessing the spread of the virus, and asking a virologist of the threat of so—called super—spreaders... the other main stories on bbc news at five: an islamist extremist who had been cleared of plotting a sword attack on police officers is now convicted of planning to target london tourist hotspots. storm ciara continues to cause
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chaos across the uk — it's emerged a 58—year—old man was killed yesterday by a falling tree in hampshire. sinn fein hails the irish general election result as a revolution in the ballot box after winning most first—preference votes. and the oscar goes to... parasite. and the south korean film parasite makes history at the oscars, becoming the first non—english language film to take the top prize. it's five o'clock — our main story is that a doctor's surgery in brighton has been closed
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after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus. four more people in the uk have the virus, two of them health care workers. it brings the number of confirmed cases across the country to eight. globally, there have been more than 40,000 cases with a death toll of more than 900. here the government has declared the virus a "serious and imminent threat to public health" which means people who are infected can be forcibly quarantined. here's our correspondent andy moore. a doctor's surgery in brighton closed to the public and being deep cleaned by men in protective clothing. notices on the door advise anyone concerned to contact nhs 111. there has been official confirmation that a doctor at the surgery had tested positive for the virus.
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an answerphone message said the centre was closed because of urgent health and safety reasons. at a school in brighton, at least one pupil is in self—imposed quarantine for two weeks after coming into contact with someone who had the virus. the royal free hospital in london is now treating a total of three patients who have the new strain of coronavirus. they were infected during a skiing holiday. the virus seems to have been spread after a uk businessman picked it up while at a conference in singapore. he then flew to a ski resort in france called les contamines—montjoie. there the infection was known to have spread to four adults and a child who remain in france. the businessman then returned to brighton. since then, it's been confirmed another man and today a further four people, who were all skiing with him, have the infection here. the businessman has been described as a super—spreader, but the reality is that the virus spreads when people are in close contact with each other. what's really important is that it can transmit from one person to another, so we know that an average one infected person can maybe give it to another two or three infected people.
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so this causes a lung infection and it can be spread through the respiratory tract, but that's probably through coughing or sneezing, or even through touching your mouth or your nose on surfaces and then putting that to your nose as well. here in milton keynes, several hundred people remain in quarantine in a specialist site afterflying back from china, the epicentre of the virus. others are on the wirral. one of them told the bbc they're being looked after. yesterday we were given a lovely sunday roast dinner. you know, we've been given all the essentials that we need to look after our mental wellbeing. so there are all sorts of games available, we've obviously got tvs, we've got access to the internet, netflix, so all these different things that are actually available to us do help to make this feel not like we're stuck in quarantine. it's now estimated that 1% of those infected may die from the new coronavirus — that's on a par with seasonal flu. so until a vaccine can be found, scientists believe keeping the infection contained
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is the safest path. but not everyone has welcomed the idea of being quarantined. andy moore, bbc news. our health correspondent mark norman is outside the surgery in brighton and sent this update. you can see the surgery closed behind me, the pharmacy also shut. there are two notices on the door, one describing operational difficulties as the reason it's closed. the other one advising patients if they're concerned to ring nhs111. it's my understanding it was a doctor at the surgery who has tested positive for coronavirus. but it's important to say, i'm told, they were not, i repeat, not examining patients today. what is also interesting is that inside the building at the moment, a cleaning company are undergoing a deep clean of the building, presumably in order to open it up as soon as possible. now, all four cases are related to this ski chalet in chamonix
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in france and this trip that the third patient to be positively tested for, he was there between 24th and 28th january, making his way back from a conference in singapore where he apparently contracted the virus. now, the department of health today would not talk to me about this specific case. they referred me to the chief medical officer's press statement, which came out this morning confirming those four cases. and he then goes on to say that he believes the nhs... excuse me, the wind is blowing fairly hard down here in brighton. ..the nhs is extremely well—prepared to manage these cases and treat them, and we're working quickly to identify any further contacts that these patients may have had. mark northern reporting there. professorjonathan ball is a virologist at the university of nottingham. the number of cases in the uk has doubled to eight, we have this gp practice in brighton close down, how
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worried should we be?” practice in brighton close down, how worried should we be? i think we should be reassured in one sense because we know that the contact tracing that would have been going on, on account of the guy coming back from singapore via france to brighton, because he was infected they will be tracing his contacts, and obviously what we are seeing at the moment is the new infections can be linked directly to him or to the places he has been, so that's reassuring in one sense. but he has gone on to infect several people, so thatis gone on to infect several people, so that is worrying in terms of whether this is a kind of normal transmission dynamics. we don't think it is, we think the virus usually spreads to far fewer people but clearly eight is quite a number. this talk about super spreader, is that realistic medical terminology. what does it mean exactly do you think? we have seen what we call
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super spreading in the sars outbreak, and we have seen it in south korea, also in things like ebola, and all it is is when one individual goes on to infect more than the average you would expect them to infect. with coronavirus at them to infect. with coronavirus at the moment, the best guess is that any infected individual might go on to infect two people. so clearly if he has gone on to infect eight, and there might be links to someone in majorca as well, clearly he is able to spread it more. the reasons for that are pretty unknown. we know these individuals probably produce lots more virus but other factors might come into play, so for example we wouldn't expect this coronavirus, people with it to have a runny nose oi’ sneezes people with it to have a runny nose or sneezes but it may be the case he has had those symptoms which would help the spread of the virus. do you
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think the coronavirus is just going to keep on spreading? the authorities in china are saying that the rate of increase in cases there is slowing down a bit, which is quite encouraging if that is right. if it is right it's encouraging. the worry we have is that there was a focus of infections, the initial outbreak started in wuhan city, then spread it out to the wider hubei province. but we have seen sparks from the initial outbreak seen in all parts of china, so we might see increases in the number of cases in other areas. at the moment it's too early to say, particularly as lots of people in china have returned to work today after the extended new year. two of the cases we now know in the uk are health workers, are they susceptible because of the work they susceptible because of the work they are doing? that's correct, because they are putting themselves
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on the front line they are dealing with people potentially infected. that's true of all sorts of infections. clearly they are exposing themselves to a more increased risk. particularly if they are dealing with patients long term. obviously what we hope, particularly in the hospital setting, those staff will be taking proper measures to protect themselves and prevent the virus from spreading but in a gp surgery virus from spreading but in a gp surgery you don't always necessarily think that everyone walking through the door will have novel coronavirus so the door will have novel coronavirus so it is understandable why it is in agp so it is understandable why it is in a gp surgery. thank you for being with us. an islamist extremist, who boasted that he had lied to a jury that cleared him of plotting a terror attack outside buckingham palace, has been found guilty in a new trial of planning another attack.
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musa chowdhury, a former uber driverfrom luton, was secretly recorded by police bragging that he had deceived the jury at his first trial. he was arrested days before london's gay pride parade last summer because it was feared he was going to strike there. our home affairs correspondent, june kelly, reports. a summer evening and a security alert right outside buckingham palac close to the palace perimeter, musa chowdhury has stopped his car. he's armed with a sword and there's a struggle with the police. he injures two officers, shouting "allahu akbar". one of them seizes the sword and examines his wound. at his trial, chowdhury claimed this was a suicide attempt. he said he wanted the police to kill him. he was found not guilty of planning a terror attack. chowdury lived here in luton with his family.
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within days of being cleared by a jury over what had happened at buckingham palace, he was on the internet and social media showing an extremist mindset. he quickly became the target of an undercover operation involving the police and the security service mi5. listening devices were planted in his home and in his car. over a six—month operation, officers were wired and secretly recording chowdhury. they'd gone into the takeaway where he worked, posing as customers, and befriended him. they even prayed with him at his local mosque. he divulged to them how he'd lied to the jury at his first trial and was trying to carry out a terror attack at buckingham palace, and he outlined his plans to do it again. he talked of a van attack at the gay pride parade in london. his other potential targets were tourist attractions
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in the capital, including madame tussauds. he said he'd dreamed about boarding a london tour bus armed with weapons and then dying himself in an attack. musa chowdhury is an exceptionally dangerous individual. the evidence in this trial demonstrated his clear intention to murder as many people as he could and potentially to die in that attempt. he filmed himself with a replica glock pistol he bought, and he looked at getting a real gun and learning how to use it. he'd made a list of his priorities for his life after death. for his life after death in paradise. at number seven was meeting allah. number two was meeting all wives and naming and choosing the main two. he'd posted this image of a woman with a sword, highlighting what he was looking for in a wife. so anything you want to ask, i can answer it honestly. he was arrested a few days before the pride parade because it was feared
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he would attack it. because there's no attack planned at all. i was in prison, i don't wanna go back there. i know what i did was wrong. but when told he'd been secretly recorded, the cockiness vanished. did you hear your voice in the police and suggest that your voice — is that is you speaking? no comment. police found a knife under his mattress. he'd slashed a canvas wardrobe practising with it. there were also two training swords. they'd been bought from the bank account of his younger sister. he was recorded telling her he needs to practice decapitation techniques. she's now being found guilty of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism.
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two and a half years on, the officers who first confronted chowdhury outside buckingham palace have seen him convicted by a court. musa chowdhury, the extremist who bragged about beating the system, has now been brought to justice. so, too, has his sister, who did nothing to stop his murderous plan. june kelly, bbc news. emergency terrorism legislation will be introduced in parliament tomorrow. the new law would end the automatic early release of about 50 terrorist offenders at the halfway point of their sentence. the home office minister, brandon lewis, says that the government will not hesitate to take decisive action to protect the public, and will be considering further legislative changes if necessary. some breaking news just some breaking newsjust coming in concerning the deportation flight thatis concerning the deportation flight that is due to happen to jamaica tomorrow, and a legal challenge we arejust
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tomorrow, and a legal challenge we are just hearing to that has been refused at the high court. the bbc has seen a sealed document confirming thejudge's has seen a sealed document confirming the judge's decision on that. so 50 people are due to be deported tomorrow on that charter flight deported tomorrow on that charter flight to jamaica. the government say they are serious offenders, convicted of crimes such as rape, manslaughter, class a drug dealing, and thejudge manslaughter, class a drug dealing, and the judge at the high court has refused that legal challenge to stop that deportation flight. an appeal is likely to take place, we are hearing, in the next few weeks. the headlines on bbc news... a gp practice in brighton has been closed temporarily, after a member of staff there tested positive for coronavirus. eight people in the uk have now been infected. an islamist extremist, who had been cleared of plotting a sword attack on police officers, is now convicted of planning to target london tourist hotspots. storm ciara continues to cause chaos across the uk —
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it's emerged a 58—year—old man was killed yesterday by a falling tree in hampshire. and in sport, england have beaten scotla nd and in sport, england have beaten scotland 53—0 in their rearranged six nations women's match which was supposed to be played in glasgow yesterday. it was switched to murrayfield today because of storm ciara. dele ali has apologised for making a joke about the coronavirus. he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an asian man. mercedes fi boss says he wants lewis hamilton to stay with the team. the six time world champion is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with ferrari for 2021. i will be back with more on those stories after 5:30pm. katie, thank you very much.
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it's emerged that a 58—year—old man was killed in hampshire by a falling tree as storm ciera battered britain yesterday. the storm caused wind damage and flooding, like here in hebden bridge in west yorkshire. although its impacts are receding, the storm is continuing to cause chaos around the uk and the met office weather warnings for wind and snow remain in place across much of the country. 98% of the a18,000 properties — mainly in eastern england — which were left without power have now had their connection restored, but a number of rail routes have faced disruption including services on the west coast mainline between glasgow and london. several roads remain closed including the old severn bridge between england and wales, where a lorry blew over after a sudden spike in winds. the driver was still in the cab and was receiving treatment for minor head injuries. with a round up of the storm's impact, here's our correspondent sangita myska. this is what it looks like when
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you're actually above the flood. stranded, just one resident of one village almost submerged by storm ciara. badly hit, the pennines and yorkshire dales, where millions of pounds spent on flood defences in the region have proved useless. the couple that own this hardware store in mytholmroyd, west yorkshire, have had enough. they have owned the shop for 30 years. i'm not going through it again. it's notjust a little bit of a mess you have to clean up, it's the building itself needs... ..oh, a lot of work on it, it'sjust... no, we can't do it again. i'd like to know where the environment agency is. we've seen nobody today at all, nobody has been round. and the sirens... and the siren didn't go off. with 100 flood warnings in place, the government says it is taking action. there are hundreds of environment agency staff on the ground, working to help make sure our flood defences are working properly and help with the clean—up.
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government obviously stands ready to support. storm ciara has caused travel chaos, gusts of up to 100 mph have toppled trees into the paths of drivers, killing at least one man in hampshire. rail routes across the north of england and scotland have been worst affected. here at euston station, trains delayed or cancelled, leaving passengers stranded. it feels like the people who are trying to put the infrastructure in placejust don't seem to care about the impact it has on people. we are looking at the east coast and west coast main lines, for example, the west coast main line is flooded north of carlisle. when the water is drained away from there, then you have got to look at the points motors to make sure that they are still working. so it's notjust a case of draining the water away or removing the tree. it's looking at the potential damage that has been caused. last night, 20,000 homes were left without power overnight, much of which power companies say
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they have restored. storm ciara has hit the length and breadth of britain. this sinkhole opened up in manchester, while this one swallowed a car in essex. weather experts say the worst of the storm is now over, but counting the cost will continue well into the days and weeks to come. sangita myska, bbc news. our reporter alexandra mackenzie is outside glasgow central station. what has been the impact there? quite serious. the sleet and rain has just started, indeed we have a yellow weather warning across most of scotla nd yellow weather warning across most of scotland until wednesday and it has indeed been a day of travel disruption. here at central station most of the local trains have been fine for much of the day, it is the west coast main line that has been the main problem because of the
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flooding at carlisle. trains have not been able to get past carlisle so not been able to get past carlisle so people have been travelling on replacement buses between glasgow and carlisle. replacement buses between glasgow and ca rlisle. in replacement buses between glasgow and carlisle. in the last hour, one train at least that we know of has managed to pass through the flooded area, so the replacement buses won't be running from here. they are hoping to get people on the trains this evening. passengers are optimistic but there may be a long wait and there will still be serious disruption this evening. we have also heard the trans pennine train to manchester airport has been cancelled this evening, so that could cause problems for anyone hoping to catch a flight from manchester this evening. it's not just the trains that have been disrupted, all over the weekend flights from the main airports in glasgow, edinburgh and inverness have faced cancellation. it has improved today but there has been some disruption. the ferries have been badly disrupted across the
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weekend, and also today caledonian macbrayne saying most of their services have been either disrupted 01’ services have been either disrupted or cancelled, and that's due to continue tomorrow and also into the next day. police scotland are warning drivers out on the roads that there could be blizzard conditions. they have warned them to think whether their journey is absolutely necessary, and some of the bridges across scotland have also been affected and they are closed to high sided vehicles. it's going to be a very difficult commute for people going home tonight and also over the next couple of days. 0k, also over the next couple of days. ok, thank you very much indeed. alexandra mckenzie at glasgow central station. sinn fein says the irish general election has been a ‘a revolution in the ballot box‘. the party won more first—choice votes than either fine gael or fianna fail, which have been the dominant forces in irish politics for almost a century. it could be weeks, if not months, before a government is formed. chris page has this report, which does contain some flash photography.
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applause. the story of this election has been the surge of sinn fein. across the country, the party is taking seats it had never been close to winning before. its leader says there has been a momentous shift. the mood for change certainly chimed with our political platform, and with our approach to politics. i think the time has come now where people are ready for sinn fein to have a chance at government. the results from the first stage of the count show 25% of voters gave their number one preference to sinn fein candidates. that put it ahead of the two centrist parties who have dominated for decades. fianna fail on 22% and fine gael on 21%. even sinn fein's own strategies did not expect that level of success at the ballot box. so the party ran fewer candidates than its rivals,
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which means it is unlikely to become the largest party in the irish parliament. it focused its campaign on the issue of a nationwide housing shortage, and stood on distinctly left—wing economic policies. the party also wants a referendum on irish unity to be held within five years. sinn fein's opponents have focused on its links to the ira during the conflict in northern ireland, and argued that makes it an unsuitable party for government. the current prime minister has said he will be sticking to that position. i made my position and that of my party very clear during the election campaign. we won the votes that we won on that basis and my position has not changed. fianna fail will probably win the most seats and during the campaign said it would not hold coalition talks with sinn fein but will the results change that? for any government to sustain, there has to be compatibility in the political programme and also one's policies and positions and principles does not change overnight.
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negotiations are not set to begin in earnest until all the seats have been counted and the way forward is unclear. but what is certain is that sinn fein has transformed irish politics. chris page, bbc news, dublin. an independent investigation into the deaths of a british man and his two children, who drowned in a hotel swimming pool in spain on christmas eve, has taken place this afternoon. the initial police enquiry found that the victims were not able swimmers and concluded that the deaths were a tragic accident. but thejudge leading the investigation granted permission for a new examination of the swimming pool. our europe reporter gavin lee has the latest from the investigation site on the costa del sol. throughout the afternoon, independent investigators have been examining the pool where three members of the family on holiday on christmas eve all drowned. this was
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brought about because the widow and the mother of the children had requested through her legal team that there is a separate examination. because if we go back to those events on christmas eve, it was in the afternoon where the youngest child comfort was swimming with her sister and will suddenly seem with her sister and will suddenly seem to be in distress, submerged under water. her sister managed to get out. her father and under water. her sister managed to get out. herfather and brother went into the water, both over six foot two, but within minutes all three had drowned. a week—long police initial investigation concluded this was a freak tragic accident, exacerbated by contributing factors such as the conical shape of the pool such as the conical shape of the pool, the fact it is deeper in the middle and that the family were not able swimmers. at the moment we are seeing the diving team coming to the end of their testings. ajudge
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looking at the final conclusion of this report has allowed more tests. they are challenging the initial report, saying there was possibly negligence involved, and one focuses on the cleaning system which gives pressure to the suction system. if it was switched on at the time the children were in the water, a force was pulling them down. that's one area they are looking at, and also examining cctv cameras and the footage which was not submitted in the original police report. we will see in the next few days what they get from that. they will submit that to thejudge in malaga, and decide whether there was any negligence in this case. work is under way by government officials to look at the idea of building a bridge between scotland and northern ireland. the prime minister has described the idea of a bridge connecting the british mainland to the island of ireland as very interesting. his spokesman says the government is looking at it as part of a series of infrastructure projects aimed at levelling up
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the country's economy. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes. what is storm ciara up to now? our focus today has been more on snow. take a look at this, and organised band of showers across north of wales, the midlands and lincolnshire. temperatures dropped by five celsius in the space of an hour and those showers turned to snow, so hour and those showers turned to show, so we hour and those showers turned to snow, so we had several centimetres across these areas. notjust over the hills, but even right down to lower elevations. that means really anywhere north of that kind of area will see the risk of icy stretches overnight tonight, with further snow showers coming in. particularly but not exclusively over the hills. temperatures in towns and cities just about staying above freezing but feeling cold. the highest chance of seeing snow lying on the ground as you start tuesday will be across
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the hills of northern england, northern ireland and scotland where there could be ten centimetres or so to start the day on tuesday. there is the risk of transport disruption. the weather tomorrow is very similar to today with blustery winds, particularly around coastal areas. with the air getting colder, most of those showers will be falling as snow across the north of the uk. that is your latest.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: a gp practice in brighton has been closed temporarily, after a member of staff there tested positive for coronavirus. eight people in the uk have now been infected. an islamist extremist has been convicted of planning terror strikes on key london sites — just over a year after being cleared of a sword attack outside buckingham palace.
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storm ciara continues to cause chaos across the uk — it's emerged a 58 year old man was killed yesterday by a falling tree in hampshire. sinn fein says early results from ireland's general election are a ‘revolution in the ballot box‘ after it topped the poll ahead of the two parties which have dominated the country's politics for decades. also coming up... a space craft built in britain begins its mission to explore the secrets of the sun. on the coronavirus, we are hearing a struggling southampton has been closed as precautionary measure because of a potential risk of coronavirus —— as school in southampton. members of the school community who travelled to the affected region had became ill. the first priority statement from the school, st mary's independent school, the first priority is the health of students and staff and
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they have been advised by the nhs to ta ke they have been advised by the nhs to take all reasonably practical steps so take all reasonably practical steps so the school will be closed for the next couple of days and will undertake a deep clean following advice from public health england. so that school, st mary's independent school in southampton closing as a precautionary measure because of the coronavirus. right, now we're going to take a look at all today ‘s sport news. good evening. england have won their re—arranged women's six nations match against scotland by 53 points to nil. the conditions were still miserable, look at all that snow. luckily the winds weren't as bad as yesterday, as the game was meant to be played in glasgow, but due to storm keira it was moved to murrayfield in edinburgh today. however, it had to be played behind closed doors because there wasn't enough time
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to sort out the stewards. england won convincingly, putting them joint top of the table with ireland. more bad news for scotland, this time for their men's side. let's stay with the scottish rugby team, because the row between head coach gregor townsend and star fly—half finn russell rumbles on. russell hasn't played any part in scotland's six nations campaign after "breaching team protocol" during a drinking session at the team hotel. he gave an interview over the weekend, and says he has no personal relationship with the head coach. townsend says russell's comments show he's not yet willing to "align himself" to scotland's standards. but he still hopes the 27—year—old will play for him again. more bad news for scotland, this time for their men's side. lockjonny may is out of the rest of the six nations after injuing his hand. he had started both of scotland's games in this year's championship. the fa has written to dele alli to ask for his observations, after the tottenham and england midfielder apologised for making a joke about the coronavirus. in a video posted on social media, the 23—year—old joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an asian man. he's since deleted the snapchat post, and says he's let himself and the club down.
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meanwhile the everton goalkeeper, jordan pickford says that playing for england means that "everyone hates you". pickford came under criticism for a goal in everton's 3—1win over crystal palce on saturday. but pickford thinks that this is unfair, but it's just someting he has to live with. the man in charge of the mercedes formula one side, toto wolff, says it makes sense for lewis hamilton to stay with the team. the six—time world champion is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to rivals ferrari next year. wolff said keeping hamilton with mercedes was the obvious pairing. they've also got a new partner, the chemicals company, ineos, and their ownerjim radcliffe says he would be surprised if hamilton actually left. i would think if i were lewis hamilton i would focus on number seven and it is with the world's most successful team. it is
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obviously at louis's decision, not mine buti obviously at louis's decision, not mine but i would be surprised if he has left —— if he left. i think he is happy, it's a very happy team. that's one of the reasons we got involved, we like the atmosphere and the ethos and the team spirit. mark cavendish has missed out on a track spot for this summer's tokyo olympics after not being named in britain's squad for the world championships in germany. cavendish, 3a, needed to race in a world cup event or the track world championships in berlin, which runs at the end of february to be eligible. it's the first day of the welsh open snooker in cardiff today and there's already been a surprise as world number 12 david gilbert was beaten in the opening round by matthew stevens — the welshman winning by 4 frames to 2. wins too today for mark williams, and ding junhui. there's live coverage of the evening session starts at 7 o'clock tonight on the bbc sport webiste and red button.
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that's all the sport for now. for the first time in the 92—year history of the oscars, a foreign language film has won best picture. the south korean black comedy, parasite, got a host of other awards including best director. the top acting awards went to renee zellweger and joaquin phoenix, and the world war one drama 1917, took three prizes. i'm joined by film critic beth webb. let's kick off with the big winner of the night — parasite. and what's the significance of parasite scooping the top prize? does it deserve to be best picture? i adore this film. my money was a
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1917 to walk away with the big prizes, especially after it a bath that wins so i was thrilled to see parasite, the first south korean film even to be nominated in the international category, not only that but also taking best picture, best director and best original screenplay. why did it have such a special place in the hearts of those giving out the awards? cou ntless the awards? countless reasons. some believe it's a kneejerk reaction countless reasons. some believe it's a knee jerk reaction to the nominations been called out for a lack of diversity. it's also a handsomely crafted and beautifully composed film and has lots of love for bong joon—ho, the director. twitter is full of love and admiration for the director. we will see a clip now. in this scene, the poor ki—woo and ki—jung prepare to bluff their way into the lives of a wealthy seoul household.
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how would you describe it, i've heard it called a black comedy, satire turned thriller, what is it? i would seat all of those things, i would say the less you know about it, the better when you go to see
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it. it looks at class wars in korea but also works well on a global level. you mentioned the director, he made an interesting speech, reference quentin tarantino, martin scorsese as well. because the irishman of course did not actually do that well. what more did he have to say? in one of his many acceptance speeches he quoted martin scorsese, it is lovely to watch, it resulted in this massive standing ovation. he isa man in this massive standing ovation. he is a man who really adores cinema, he adores the craft and he really took time to make sure he applauded the people that help them get there like martin scorsese and quentin tarantino like martin scorsese and quentin tara ntino and like martin scorsese and quentin tarantino and sam mendes is as well. let listen to him saying that. when i was young and studying cinemark there was a saying i calve deep into my heart, —— studying cinema there was a phrase i carved deep into my heart.
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the great martin scorsese. quite a standing ovation for bong joon—ho. let's talk about the best acting category. what about can work the surprises here? the short answer is no. from the second renee zellweger walked into that spotlight as judy garland and people were convinced this would be a best actress performance and they we re a best actress performance and they were right. joaquin phoenix, slightly more of a curveball, this is, after all a comic book adaptation taken into a very dark and cruel world but it is an oscar calibre performance. he really give everything to the role, a very dedicated performance that people, evenif dedicated performance that people, even if they were divided over the film really did honour his performance. it was an amazing performance. you really put everything into that. absolutely. he's gained something of
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a reputation to politicise his speeches and check in on its privilege and came out with quite a few m essa g es privilege and came out with quite a few messages yesterday. let's listen to whatjoaquin phoenix had to say when he won. i think that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles, we can create, develop and implement systems of chains that are beneficial to all scented beings and the environment. at the baftas he talked about diversity. what about their best supporting category? one of the sweetest features of the evening was laura darren who accepted the award on her 53rd birthday and pay tribute to her father who is also an actor. we finally got brad pitts picking up a trophy for best supporting actor in once upona trophy for best supporting actor in once upon a time in hollywood. he also went political with a speech but also a very romantic ode to hollywood and pay tribute to
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leonardo dicaprio and quentin tarantino. he is one of the great legends of hollywood, isn't he? absolutely. as we said, joaquin phoenix at the baftas spoke about diversity, what did you make of that because again there has been criticism of the oscars, all white nominees in the acting categories, no women in the directing category once again, seven yea rs directing category once again, seven years running there's been no women nominated. what do you think is going wrong and thatjust —— —— what you think is going wrong on that? it isa you think is going wrong on that? it is a deep resulting issue, in the past few years the academy has prided itself on bringing in a record number of female voters and voters of colour but we are pushing against a history of years and decades of voting body that was not that long ago 94% white and 76% male so that long ago 94% white and 76% male so coming out of a very long period and parity will take a very long
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time. unfortunately we saw that in the nominees this year and that's quite so many people are thrilled parasite won because that was the one they worse —— one diverse wind. the film called the farewell which was a chinese— american film, it won a golden globes. the film customers which is martin scorsese style took a killing at the box office, but that was snubbed as well. little women as well, but took a best costu m e little women as well, but took a best costume design but no awards. what about 1917? it's a brilliant film but it did not, i think it won three but not best picture or a best director, salamanders will have been disappointed because after the baftas he was hotly tipped ——
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salamanders will have been disappointed. my disappointed. my money was on him. roger deakin w011 my money was on him. roger deakin won for a cinematographer, he was nominated 13 times before. disappointed for him but i am pleased. thank you forjoining us and taking us thank you forjoining us and taking us through this year's oscars. back now to storm ciara — and thousands of people will now be making insurance claims for damage caused by gale force winds and flooding. toby foster has met one woman whose home near doncaster was flooded back in november. she has been waiting three months for repair work on her home. come on. this is the sound of patricia meadows, being rescued from her bungalow in tickhill near doncaster on the night of the floods. it was a scary moment for her. but one thing she thought she didn't have to worry about was insurance. we need to be quick. yeah. my friend phoned the insurance
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company the next morning and informed them what i am. i'm a 67—year—old woman with a brain tumour. and they said i was classed as vulnerable and a priority. so how much of a priority? in fact, it was three weeks before they even visited the property. then there were further delays when the person handling her claim took a holiday. three months on, the house stands empty as pat and the loss adjuster argue over the level and cost of repairs now needed at her property. they haven't even started. penny—pinching to save them the money for doing this bungalow and repairing my home properly. pat's insurance company, rsa, say they're sorry for the initial delay and that they've compensated pat for any issues it's caused. they say it's taken longer than usual to start the work because they had to agree a detailed schedule of works with pat, rather than use their approved repairers. pat's condition is not
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life—threatening, but she had an operation planned, and she wanted her repairs done quickly so she could recuperate in her specially adapted home. she's postponed the operation. pat's not the only one with a problem claim following the floods. the government is planning a review of flood insurance. and an insurance industry body is urging customers to raise their voice and complain if they're not happy. it's really important that insurers do actually take the bad experiences very seriously and make sure they learn from them and improve for the future. it's going to take at least six months to repair pat's home. but since the bbc got involved, her insurers have been in touch and contractors are hoping to start work on the property next week. toby foster, bbc news. four more families have told bbc news their babies died because of poor care at an nhs trust which has been severely criticised for its maternity services. the families say their babies would have survived had east kent hospitals trust
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provided better care. our social affairs correspondent, michael buchanan, reports. the joyous scans of a growing baby, but reid shaw was stillborn last november on the day he was due, and outcome his parents say was wholly avoidable. they should have asked us to come in that night. if they'd had induced me that night, he would have been here, 100%. his parents had called at qeqm hospital in margate at 1:10am, as kirsty was in pain and their son's movements had noticeably changed. she was advised to take painkillers and go to bed. 16 hours later, she called again and was invited in this time, where staff discovered reid had died. being a first—time mum, i suppose you put too much trust in these people to advise you, and get you through something as vulnerable as this, and so you don't question it.
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east kent hospitals trust say they are investigating the case but three other families we have spoken to have told us their babies would have survived if medics in east kent had provided better care. do you believe his death was preventable? yeah. 100%. fletcher akin was born at 28 weeks. despite being premature, his parents were told he would be fine after a few weeks in hospital. but at nine days old, he started developing seizures, which perplexed the medics. they googled how to stop it in front of us. how to stop a neonatal seizure, on the computer screen on the wall. it's like i haven't brought my child to b&q. we are in a neonatal ward, one of the best in the country, i'm told, and you are googling it. i could have done that. they didn't know how to stop it. they didn't know what it was. and then it's too late.
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fletcher had developed a fungal infection, which the hospital had failed to spot, and he died at 13 days old. the trust deny any errors were made in his care. an external investigator is now considering the case. last month, bbc news revealed there had been at least seven preventable deaths at the trust since 2016. east kent hospitals told us they were extremely sorry for any family who had lost a child avoidably, and were working to improve maternity care. ministers are due to announce this week what action, if any, they intend to take at the trust. michael buchanan, bbc news, kent. let's get more now on coronvirus in the uk. in the last hour professor paul cosford from public health england has been speaking about safeguarding public health, let's hear what he had to say. as in every case, every person we
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diagnose with the novel coronavirus we undertake a process of contact tracing for all the people who have beenin tracing for all the people who have been in close contact with them. one thing we do is make sure the individuals themselves get the right ca re individuals themselves get the right care and treatment, and that will be ina care and treatment, and that will be in a place of isolation where they will not be risked to others and then we go through a process of contacting and identifying all those people who have been a particularly close contact, and it has to be quite close contact in order to be a risk to anybody else. that's the process we've got under way at the moment for these four new cases, for all previous cases we've just about completed the contact tracing, out of which the four new people identified today were identified. a european spacecraft which aims to take the closest ever pictures of the sun has been launched from cape canaveral in florida. the solar orbiter — assembled in stevenage —
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is carrying cameras and sensors that should provide new insights about how the sun works and how it affects technology on earth. it will take the orbiter two years to reach it's destination, 26 million miles from the surface of the sun. rebecca morelle reports. five, four, three, two, one, zero. and lift—off. .. blasting off — a mission that's been 20 years in the making. the spacecraft, called solar orbiter, on its way to the sun. it's jam—packed with instruments, and will take images from closer to our star than any spacecraft has before, but it will be operating in an extreme environment. the instruments on—board the spacecraft are incredibly sensitive. and then to put it close to the sun — it's really, really difficult. and it's quite nerve—racking when you send your delicate little instrument on the top of a rocket towards the sun!
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you just hope that it's going to be working. at the royal astronomical society, records of our sun go back hundreds of years, charting huge solar storms. these would have had little effects on us in the 1800s — when these notes were written — today, though, they'd wreak havoc. knocking out communications and navigations satellites, and causing power failures. the hope is, though, that solar orbiter can help us to better understand — and eventually — predict them. solar orbiter will give us a new view of the sun, and will let us see its poles for the very first time. scientists say this could be a game changer. there's so much that we don't understand about the interior of the sun, how the energy leaks out, how magnetic fields play an important role. i think there's a real chance for a breakthrough in our understanding of the sun from solar orbiter. the journey to the sun won't be easy, and it'll take two years
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for solar orbiter to get into prime position. but once it's there, the secrets of our star will finally be revealed. rebecca morelle, bbc news. let's return to the oscars — and there's been an outpouring ofjoy in south korea following parasite's stunning success at the oscars with television channels interrupting programme to announce the result. president moonjae—in said the story had moved the hearts of people around the world with a most uniquely korean story. laura bicker reports from seoul and her report does contain some flash photography. director bong joon—ho was not the only one overwhelmed by the scale of parasite's success. as he grappled with his four oscars, including one for best picture, south koreans in seoul could not hide their pride.
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translation: this kind of thing is a huge national celebration. i want to thank the director and all the actors and actresses. this is wonderful. parasite tells the story of a poor family living in squalor in a basement flat and a rich family who reside in a modernist mansion. and while the film is a work of fiction the apartment life is not. this is just one of thousands to battle unbearable humidity and rapidly growing mould in the city basement flats. i'm sad about it. i heard it can survive in the desert but it can survive in my house. ——can't survive. the pizza place featured in the film is also real.
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it's been here for 17 years and it was the owner who taught the cast how to fold the boxes. translation: when i saw it won today i got emotional. it felt like i won. when i heard it won four oscars i thought this was the most historic moment in korea. the closest place i could find that was related to the film was here so i thought it was symbolic to come to this pizza shop. the president of south korea, moonjae—in, started his cabinet meeting with applause, as the country erupted in a wave of congratulatory joy. one south korean film critic described these wins as a miracle, but it's not come from nowhere. for the last decade the south korean government has ploughed money into what it calls the korean wave — k—pop, k—drama and korean cinema. these wins at the oscars prove that that korean wave has come crashing down on hollywood. laura bicker, bbc news, seoul. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes.
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we got a battering from storm ciara and now we've got some snow. now the focus is firmly on wintry weather. we've seen some of that today. a band of organise showers moving across northern wales and north midlands which dropped temperatures of five celsius in just one hour and the rain turned readily to snow with some accumulations, not just over the hills but at low elevations across the midlands and into lincolnshire. four centimetres on the ground in parts of nottingham which means overnight anywhere north of the north midlands the risk of some icy stretches and plenty of showers on the strong winds. temperatures in towns and cities just above freezing but feeling very cold on account of those strong winds. the greatest chance of snow lying on the ground is across the
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hills of northern england, northern ireland and scotland, the scottish hills could see ten centimetres to start tuesday and that brings the risk of some transport disruption. by risk of some transport disruption. by and large tomorrow's weather very similarto by and large tomorrow's weather very similar to today, another day of sunshine and showers, shower is driven in by strong winds, plenty of wintry showers and snow showers for northern areas. similar gusts around coasts, into the 60s places, inland more like a0 or 50 but those strong winds blow the showers through quite quickly, followed by sunshine. if anything, colder tomorrow which means more showers come in as snow and the snow showers continue into wednesday across northern areas. ridge of high pressure further south and the ridge will squash the shower clouds which means it should become drier across wales, southern england, east anglia and the lines for later in the day we will see
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rain approaching the south—west. that is tied in with our next area of low pressure coming in through wednesday night and into the early pa rt wednesday night and into the early part of thursday. as it reaches the cold air there will be a spell of snow across the hills of northern england and scotland, the risk of transport disruption. given all the flood warnings in place things are clearly saturated on the ground and this extra rain could mean we seek the return of flooding issues. turning milder in the south but still cold air across northern areas. into the weekend that looks like it could get pretty wet and pretty winds it could get pretty wet and pretty windy once again.
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four more cases of coronavirus are confirmed in the uk, one of them at a gp's practice in brighton, which has now been closed. cleaning the health centre in protective experts say there is a window of opportunity to detain the disease. the detection could become the spark toa the detection could become the spark to a biggerfire, but for now it is only a spark. as the number of confirmed cases in the uk rises to eight, the government has acted to stop people in quarantine being able to leave before 1a days is up. also tonight... there is no attack at all.


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