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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8pm. three more cases of coronavirus are confirmed in the uk, including the first in northern ireland. they are all receiving specialist care. the government's decision to build a third runway at heathrow airport is ruled unlawful by the court of appeal. it is fantastic results for us and for that claim eight and defeat a great day for anybody who is concerned about climate change. we will be appealing to the supreme court and rethink the appeals court got it wrong, however at the same time we will work with government on their review. the uk threatens to walk away from post brexit trade talks with the eu, if there's no progress byjune. ten more days of difficult conditions are predicted for parts of yorkshire and the west midlands
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already hit by flooding. good evening and welcome to bbc news. three more patients in the uk, including the first in northern ireland, have tested positive for coronavirus, caught while they were in italy and tenerife. that brings the total number of cases in the uk to 16. with more cases expected to emerge, the government are set to launch a new public health campaign. our health editor, hugh pym reports. an empty school in derbyshire closed for a deep clean because a parent had returned from tenerife having caught the coronavirus. a local gp practice also asked patients to stay away because of the case, one of two newly diagnosed in the uk today.
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all this with the public keen to know more about the virus and getting tested. the nhs is expanding the options, including this drive—through facility. we were given the first look at how it works. laura here is a member of nhs staff. she is going to demonstrate what actually happens. she stays in the car, she winds down the window and then two members of the nursing team will come out to meet her. one of them has got the full protective equipment on, her colleague stands back at a safe distance. erica, the senior nurse, shows information about the procedure. hold your head back for me, laura. and then carries out nasal and throat swabs. they are sent off for testing. people are referred to by nhs iii if they don't have symptoms but need to self—isolate. they get through 12 tests a day. the aim is to roll out facilities like this across the country. one key question, how to the message from health leaders is that masks don't necessarily help much.
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they say that careful hand hygiene is the best way to slow any spread of the virus. a new public information campaign like this is set to be launched soon. washing your hands with soap and hands with soap and hot water or using alcohol and sanitiser gel. if you want to sneeze or cough, use a tissue and then bid on it. all of these things will keep you and your family safe. so how prepared is have been created at leading hospitals to allow safe testing. the nhs iii helpline will be expanded and if there are a lot more cases, nhs leaders say hospitals will be able to cope. i know the nhs is busy and we are coming out of winter but we are well prepared to manage the sort of circumstance. we do it every winter when we know we will see high rates of influenza, for instance. so we have a blueprint to work on. but what no one knows is how rapidly
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the virus will spread globally and how much more pressure will be imposed on the uk's health system another key public health services. within the last half hour, we've had a statement from northern ireland's department of health. they say: testing northern ireland's chief medical officer dr michael mcbride said: "we have been planning
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that was the neatest following the first case tested positive from the ireland. meanwhile, british tourists who were among those quarantined in the hotel where —— we are taking up a virus where the tech that have been cleared to leave that hotel. i had spread to 50 countries and reached every continent except antarctica. worldwide, there have been more than 82,000 cases and 2800 deaths. in japan, all state
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been more than 82,000 cases and 2800 deaths. injapan, all state schools articles for a month in a bid to stop before the spread of the virus. meanwhile in china, the vast majority of the deaths have been in the province where the outbreak began. our china correspondent has been speaking to one doctor who was on the front nine. at the end of a tough shift fighting the virus, a doctor steps out onto the streets of a deserted city. wuhan is still in total lockdown. ringing hello, doctor. hey. in a rare officially approved interview with this doctor... as well as videos provided to us, the bbc has been given unique access to a man on the front line of a war. one he says is being won. icame to
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i came to this city and patients we re i came to this city and patients were pouring into the hospital and were pouring into the hospital and we do not have enough beds available for everyone. i think things are holding up better right now. wuhan shows what the virus can do to a health system. the thousands of extra beds have begun to make a difference, but there are still major challenges. i'm not satisfied with the mortality, it's too high, for patients with severe symptoms, the mortality is even higher than sars virus. that is what we should address right now. this is dr xiejiang dealing with one of those cases. with the virus attacking the lungs, no city in the world he says would have enough specialist ventilators to keep thousands of such patients alive. even doctors have died, including this man, one of the first to try to warn about the dangers of the virus, only to be silenced by the police.
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i was very sad when i heard this kind of news. it was really a big blow for us, for the whole medical staff. do you think china should learn lessons as a result of his death? absolutely. information disclosure is really important. i lost five patients in one night, can you imagine that? i should warn the rest of the world that you guys should take care. don't neglect this disease. at the end of another night shift, this time dr xie jiang things a patriotic song. he believes china will win this fight but it is when the rest of the world may have onlyjust begun. saudi arabia has stopped foreign pilgrims from entering the country, to visit holy sites, to slow the spread of coronavirus. the government has stopped issuing visas to travellers visiting medina and mecca, two of the holiest sites in islam, which attract millions
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of visitors every year. they've also barred visitors from countries where the new coronavirus has spread. so far, saudi arabia has no confirmed cases of the disease. joining us now from salford is rashid mogradia, the founder & ceo of ‘the council of british hajjis', and secretariat to ‘the all—party parliamentary group on hajj & umrah', that's the two kinds of pilgrimage made to saudi arabia. thank you forjoining us. just confirmation that there are a no reported cases in the country? yes, we are glad that the saudi authorities have taken the steps that they have to protect notjust pilgrims that are currently in saudi arabia by people from all around the
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world as you can imagine, as i'm on 125,000 british nationals who go for a pilgrimage each year and they could be potential carriers to and from picking themselves they are doing everything to a precautionary measure to protect people from all around the world. how are people who are planning to travel to saudi arabia within this time reacting to this news? what sort of stories are you hearing? as you can imagine, once this news broke in the early hours of this morning, we have been really busy working with the licence had organised as to try to get out some information on pilgrims who are quite literally flying out today are allowed to check in but as they got to the departure gate, were denied boarding. if —— we've had cases where people got as far as the middle east into abu dhabi and they have not been allowed to point the connecting flight into saudi arabia.
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so there's a lot of uncertainty at this stage but we are getting a grip and we are working very closely with the authorities and the simple advice reacting is to follow the commonwealth pop —— commonwealth office advice on travel. at the moment it seems that the restrictions are in place for those that are wanting to carry out the less a pilgrimage. do you know whether that pilgrims will be covered by insurance? will they get their money back? he pilgrimages are expensive aren't they? they are expensive, i've come up in an emergency meeting with a series of two operators and licence organisation and it's reassuring that the tour operators are actually advising that it if anybody is travelling within the next 48 hours to co nta ct travelling within the next 48 hours to contact the tour operator for either a rebooking and rescheduling oi’ either a rebooking and rescheduling 01’ even a either a rebooking and rescheduling or even a refund itself the trade of
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coming together we have had cases where the airlines are giving refunds and hotel years as well in saudi arabia offering refunds and rebooking as well. everyone is coming together understanding this isa coming together understanding this is a very complex situation and ask them because people lives are at risk and the saudi authorities should be commended for the efforts that they are doing to prevent an outbreak potentially impacting them as we move towards the morbid year period of ramadan is injuly this year. why is it so important that these two pilgrimages are taken on, to explain them to us. as a muslim, it's one of the five pillars of islam, it's a big victory of those who attend afford it on a mature and sta ble who attend afford it on a mature and stable mind and to perform it and it's an aspiration that everybody
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wa nts, it's an aspiration that everybody wants, every muslim would want to do that at least once in their lifetime. whereas umra is a lesser pilgrimage they can do anytime throughout the year hence why there isa throughout the year hence why there is a big number coming from the uk, 100,000 each year over the course of the year to perform the pilgrimage isa the year to perform the pilgrimage is a sense of social belonging advantages belonging and as a reset button for many people and as the heart of islam and bringing about the lessons that people find in the holy cities of mecca and maybe not of coexistence and tolerance and peace. do you know how the country itself, saudi arabians themselves are reacting to these travel blockages? saudi authorities have taken a very proactive fence on this. i did asked as an expert in the way that baby airlift mass gathering and controlling infectious diseases. i've been out to haaj
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where we had two one half million people at one time congregating in the holy city of mecca and he had seen how the whole infrastructure and health mechanism takes aim to support programmes at that particular time. a reason reason why they have taken be taking so early on that bacon think that the pathway to my behaviour months coming ahead. thank you very much. just to remind you of the latest development in the coronavirus story, northern ireland has diagnosed its first case of the disease, bringing the uk tell tella 1016. so in the past half an hour, night and hired in‘s chief medical officer has been getting face updates from belfast. just to confirm that testing the patient a night in ireland has resulted in a presumptive positive test for
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coronavirus. in line with established protocols the night in ireland test outcome has been sent to the public health england laboratories for verification. i wa nt to laboratories for verification. i want to confirm that the patient is receiving special care and public health staff here are now working rapidly to identify any contacts the patient has had with the aim of preventing for the spread. —— further spread. i would also add that we have as you will be aware a very robust infection control measures in place which will enable us measures in place which will enable us to respond and have allowed us to respond immediately to this situation. our health service in northern ireland, just to reassure the public, is used to dealing with such infections and i want to reassure the public that we are
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prepared. i think it's also important that i would at this juncture that will advice to the public remains the same. it has not changed, members of the public who have visited affected regions are concerned that they may have symptoms that are consistent with coronavirus are advised to self— eight at home and contact someone in the first instance. that was the chief medical officer at night ireland. speaking there earlier. we will have more on the coronavirus outbreak during this hour. so stay with us for that, in the meantime you can keep up—to—date with the latest developments in the symptoms to watch out for and how to guard against the virus and what it means for you. submitted to bbc news app why the website. to address is here: here are our headlines now on bbc news.
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the headlines on bbc news: three more cases of coronavirus are confirmed in the uk — including the first in northern ireland. they are all receiving specialist care. the government's decision to build a third runway at heathrow airport is ruled unlawful by the court of appeal. the uk threatens to walk away from post brexit trade talks with the eu — if there's no progress byjune. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's: sarah has all the sports news for us. hello sarah. start with relatives because they are at the within the last 16 of the republic despite losing the second leg against nathaniel 3—2, they progressed 6—3 on applicant. patrick was scored for the home side which was scored for the home side which was twice with the score at 2—0. what a glorious chance to go in there. he nearly completed his hat
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trick in injury time. three other british sites are currently in action in the eight o'clock kick—off, looking tojoin action in the eight o'clock kick—off, looking to join wolves and rangers in the last 16. those games involve arsenal, southee, and manchester united. they are all go less in the second leg and you can follow along on the bt sport website and the app. there is a big weekend i had for david beckham after six yea rs of i had for david beckham after six years of painting he would be able to see his own football team make their official debut in america's major league soccer this weekend. the former england captain if the co—owner of into miami and he said he had no idea just what a challenge it would be to get the team that is point after years of arguing about this site for the stadium. beckham admits it's been a toughjourney this site for the stadium. beckham admits it's been a tough journey but he is glad he did not give up. over the last seven years there's been moments where i could have walked away or said let's go to another city or do something else but i knew
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deep down this was the right thing to and it was, perseverance was one thing that i always talk to the kids about, working hard and as says it all about what's happening in the setting years. the purpose —— perseverance and stubbornness and that open—mindedness of knowing this was the right thing to do. another man working in the mls as referee howard and he has called for patients following the conservation introduction into the english spotlight this season. the ar, video review it comes down to human beings as people were upset when we brought it in 2017, it will stop all the dates. there still things to talk about comedy schemes there was a lot of subjects where a human being has to make a judgement on something. and that judgements are still to make a judgement on something. and thatjudgements are still being made and being made by someone who has access to different angles and
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different speeds and all that sort of thing which is a benefit and a lot of good outcomes are being reached. the italian rugby federation have not yet received any indication from their governments but they six nations match against england should be called off because of the coronavirus. england man, when a man under 20 sites are all scheduled to play in a city on the 14th and 15th of march. the women's game as a and one of the lockdown areas but iran has yet to be affected by the outbreak. it is a that men's game is due to take place. in the mail on wednesday, ireland's matches were postponed on the advice of the irish government. iam very the advice of the irish government. i am very surprised that they have not made a quick decision) has. i can't imagine 10,000 supporters going across in a couple weeks times, that seems strange to me but it's very hard from a player's perspective. we remember what happened in the world cup with the match against france but potentially that game could be a dead rabbit because at the moment, france if
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they beat scotland and ireland at they beat scotland and ireland at the grandson champion self perhaps it might not be as important but obviously it's not meant to be friends, then this extension could be won by three different themes. so, then it is a bit of a catastrophe. but yes, the players you can only control the co ntrolla ble you can only control the controllable so this is something out of their control but i am surprised i have to say that for all the fans and this has not been cancelled by the rfu and the government. in the last ten minutes, great britain's women's team squad have one in metal at the track citing world championships in burning. a lost out to be united states tea m burning. a lost out to be united states team in the gold final. you can watch that on the bt sport website right now. that is off on me at the moment i would have left my for you in sports today at half past ten. see you then. thank you sarah. plans to build a third runway at heathrow airport have been thrown into doubt, after the court of appeal ruled that they were unlawful. in a decision that's delighted
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environmental campaigners, it said ministers had failed to take the uk's climate change commitments into account. the government says it won't appeal the ruling but heathrow says it will take the case to the supreme court. our science editor, david shukman reports. the struggle over a new runway at heathrow has dragged on for more than a decade. would it cause extra pollution or benefit the economy? the government had supported expanding the airport. but now, the courts have intervened because of climate change. in a landmark decision, the appeal court has ruled that ministers should have considered that they'd signed the paris agreement — a treaty meant to tackle global warming. the secretary of state acted unlawfully in failing to take into account the paris agreement on climate change when deciding to designate the airport's national
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policy statement in support of the expansion of heathrow airport. cheering. this led to jubilant scenes outside the court — campaigners delighted that the judge recognised the legal obligations on climate change. this is game changing notjust for aviation, not just for the uk, but for everybody. the paris agreement has teeth. not everybody believed it, but today they know that's true. what next for heathrow? the judges didn't say that the airport could never expand, but the government has signalled that it will not appeal. that may suit the prime minister, borisjohnson — he's long opposed the third runway. i will lie down with you in front of those bulldozers and stop the building — stop the construction of that third runway. and his ministers are now saying that it's not up to them. we do, as a government, want to see overall airport expansion. but i have to say we are also absolutely determined to live up
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to our commitments on behalf of this country and the future generations, to have net zero by 2050. and we can do that by having aircraft which fly much more sustainably in the future. and that's why we are investing in them. so, where does this leave the vision for a bigger heathrow? airlines say they are extremely disappointed, and it is a huge blow for the company running the airport. it will now appeal. well, we will probably see a delay of around six months to go through the supreme court process. i don't know how long the review will take, we will work with the government on that. but what is clear is that this is urgent that we get on with it. we've just started negotiations with the european union. we are pitching ourfuture on becoming a global trading nation, but without heathrow expansion, there will be no global britain. meanwhile, in homes near heathrow — set to be demolished to make way for the new runway — there is relief. we won ten years ago, and then it came back. and we've won again today, and it better not come back next time. i feel very positive — so far.
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i think it is a great day for the environment, and a great day for villagers. this ruling has implications that reach far beyond heathrow, potentially affecting any major project that could make climate change worse. so, plans to build new roads or expand other airports will now all be scrutinised to check if they are compatible with the country's plans to go zero—carbon. in theory, there is still a chance that the expansion could happen. this saga has had many surprising twists. but without the government fully behind the project, that looks a lot less likely. and at 8:30pm, we'll be hearing from both sides of the debate, when we speak to parmjit dhanda from the campaign group ‘back heathrow‘, and dr michal nachmany from the ‘grantham research institute' on climate change and the environment. stay with us for that.
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the government revealed its negotiating position today, for trade talks with the eu, warning that's its prepared to walk away from the process injune, unless there's significant progress towards a deal. ministers say they won't accept uk laws having to keep in step with eu ones. it means the uk could find itself out of the single market at the end of the year, without a trade deal in place. our economics editor, faisal islam reports. for decades, a car or anything made in the uk — and all the parts in it — have had full, unimpeded access to the european union, and the same for a car from, say, germany coming into the uk. all of that underpinned by common standards, regulations and laws, and once brexit takes full effect at the end of the year, this is going to change. just how much depends on the trade negotiations with the eu starting next week, and today the uk
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published its strategy. there is some broad agreement. both the eu and the uk want to do a deal which would continue trade without taxes on their exports, known as tariffs, but detailed disagreement on some key areas. today's document rejects the continuation of eu rules on support for industry. the eu has rejected the uk's demand for the same so—called level playing field arrangements as the eu has with canada, which aren't binding. and the document makes clear that the uk expects quick wins on easier issues such as the recognition of uk financial services equivalent standards by june. the government is trying to play hardball with this document, saying to the eu if the city's access to the european union is not guaranteed byjune — one of the least controversial issues, it says — then the uk could walk away from negotiations then, and focus solely on domestic preparations for leaving with no trade deal. we want to make sure that we get a good deal,
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in fact a series of agreements with the european union. we're confident that we will be able to make progress, but of course both sides will take stock injune and that will be an opportunity for both sides to see if appropriate progress has been made. this chemicals company in the west midlands explained to us last year how it needed to continue testing everything to eu standards. the boss here now accepts that things will change, but is still concerned about not having a trade deal with the eu. having read the document, i see some very positive sights in that document and there is certainly a degree of regulatory cooperation, as i would see it, which is excellent. however, the idea of not having a deal at the end of 2020 really does frighten me. a brief response from the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, saying it would stick to all prior commitments. both sides accusing each other of rowing back from last year's deal. the government prioritising
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sovereignty and full control over demands of industry, which is being told to prepare for changes that will come to its business with the rest of europe. canada has said it will stop providing protection for the duke and duchess of sussex in the coming weeks, when they step down as working royals. the royal canadian mounted police have been providing assistance to the couple, since their arrival in canada in november. prince harry and his wife meghan, will formally step down as senior royals from the end of march. i'm joined by our royal correspondent, sarah campbell. . .what has the canadian government saidhas there been any response from the couple? this is interesting, ever since harry and make an issue the statement last month, one of the most contentious issues was going to be this one up security and it's been very difficult to drill down because when you speak to the palace
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where they met police it's a security read —— reasons, we can discuss this in any way but the canadian government have and this is what they said today. a statement issued by the office of the minister of public safety. a path about the fa ct of public safety. a path about the fact that when they relocate that there it was a unique and unprecedented set of circumstances and accept that at the request of the met police the royal canadian mounted police service has been provided assistance intermittently since november 2019 but that assistance will cease in the coming weeks in keeping with the change in status. the fact that they are stepping back as working whales. it's clear that those concerns about security and about who is going to pay for it are very correct in canada as they are here. that was my next question, what options that they have? in terms of payments, there's two sources of funding, we know canada is not going to pay for it now, the whale family private funds could pay for the security but also the met police by a taxpayer
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can pay for the security. we don't know simply what the situation is going to be. it could be a mixture of the two. it could be a mixture of private and public funding but as i say when we ask for any information on the three are told that there is a private matter, if a security issue and for security reasons they can't discuss it. and then a test issue on their website when this suffixes have been talking about issue of security they do say that after this i make it was agreed that they did and that checks of sussex would continue to require effective security to protect them and their son because of the public profile and very importantly his military service and also that thatjess her profile as well. but that still remains, who would pay for it because canada is not. talking about profiles, we are going to be seeing a bit more of them. yes, prince harry is in the country, megan will join him next week. they have got their first join him next week. they have got theirfirst engagement join him next week. they have got their first engagement together next thursday and then of course the big
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one, march the 9th they'll be there with the rest of the royal family celebrating coming off day and that will be interesting. thank you very much. we are going to be getting more on the debate that has been sparked following heathrow, dojoin us sparked following heathrow, dojoin us for that after the weather with helen. good evening. a quiet night i had for many although they will be some snow showers continuing in the north and the risk of some ice around as temperatures fall below freezing but already by morning we are watching the next area of rain coming back into the some of the western areas. temperatures were left but for many a frosty start that could well be some ice to watch out for as well. as the day progresses it will make its way north and some snow on the heels but it is mild they're coming in and it's more rain unfortunately. we will see some snow across the pen names into scotland at a pet hang
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around for much of that day. it looks mild there further south. mild, wetand looks mild there further south. mild, wet and cloudy. that is all down to the storm jorge which would eventually have a sting in its tail by the time it gets intercepted a with damaging winds as well as more rain. yes, rain clearly is a big concern of the next couple of days. also some potential damaging winds as well. hello this is bbc news. the headlines. three more cases of coronavirus are confirmed in the uk, including the first in northern ireland. they are all receiving specialist care. our health service in northern ireland, just to reassure the public, is well used to dealing with such infections, and i want to reassure the public that we are prepared. the government's decision to build a third runway at heathrow airport is ruled unlawful by the court of appeal.
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the uk threatens to walk away from post brexit trade talks with the eu, if there's no progress byjune. flood hit communities along the river severn in shopshire and worcestershire have been warned to expect another 10 days of difficult conditions. some have been evacuated as flood defences were either breached or feared to be vulnerable. claire marshall reports from worcester. almost two weeks after the waters rose, severn stoke is still an island village — entirely cut off by road. this is the fettered, persistent legacy of storms ciara and dennis. further up the severn, the flood barriers protecting ironbridge — warped by the force of the water — are stilljust holding. locals have been angry that no government minister had come to the region. this afternoon, the environment secretary visited shropshire.
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these events sadly are becoming more frequent. we're seeing more extreme weather events, and that is why we need to invest even more in flood defences. what's happening in the west midlands is described as a "once—in—100—year" event, but it's the fourth time it's happened since the year 2000. i'm standing on the balcony of a hotel in central worcester. and normally i'd be looking down at the footpath about eight feet below that then leads on to the river. and now, this is all buried beneath a mass of water. this is what saved this hotel — these pumps were put in after the last floods. for people living beside this river, it's now about taking the initiative to adapt. this is where, in 2014, the water levels literally filled the cellar. i was here in waders, and it was up to my stomach. it's ridiculous, because it's getting worse. the misery is mirrored in snaith in yorkshire. the river aire burst its banks on tuesday.
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waters are still rising, and pets and their people were still being rescued today. here in worcestershire, there's been a welcome window of calm. but a lot more rain is forecast for the weekend. that's report there. plans to build a third runway at heathrow airport have been thrown into doubt after the court of appeal ruled that they were unlawful. the judges said the then transport secretary, chris grayling, had failed to take account of the government's climate change commitments when drawing up a national strategy. ministers have said they won't appeal against the judgment, but heathrow will. it seems like we've been talking about the possibly of a third runway for decade now, and indeed we have. the proposal was first put forward in a white paper in december 2003.
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—— december 2013. but it wasn't until november 2007 the government published more details claiming a new runway could be operational by 2020. a commission was set up to examine proposals and concluded in 2015 a new runway at heathrow was the best option. the house of commons overwhelmingly backed the plans injune 2018, but that hasn't been the end of the story — there have been a number of legal challenges including one today. i'm joined by parmjit dhanda, the executive director of the campaign group ‘back heathrow‘. he's also a former labour mp. also here is dr michal nachmany, who's a policy fellow at ‘the grantham research institute' on climate change and the environment at the london school of economics. thank you forjoining us this evening. iam
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thank you forjoining us this evening. i am going to start with you doctor, what is your reaction to disk today's decision?” you doctor, what is your reaction to disk today's decision? i think the uk has been demonstrating climate leadership for a long time, breaking legislation on climate change and it has been increasing its ambition in line with the paris agreement. today what the court said is that you can't only talk the talk, you also have to walk the walk if you want to demonstrate leadership, if you want to demonstrate that you are indeed in line with a policy to stop dangerous climate change, you have to implement how you plan to do this in all of your policies. so, does that give you some hope then? in all of your policies. so, does that give you some hope themm does, we are all agreed that climate change is something urgent and what has gone wrong here, i think, is something in terms of process, very important, you have to get it right, we have been through as you say, a
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commission and then an mps policy statement but now, there is a fault in that process obviously in terms of the way chris grayling has interpreted things and, it is imperative now that the government goes away and actually looks at what's the appeal court has said, works with heathrow airport and the aviation sector in terms of our plans to be net zero carbon by 2050 and that is what we want in terms of implementing the paris agreement. we are agreed on that, we also have the climate change committee report from not very long ago that looks at expansion plans in the aviation sector and ruled that heathrow expansion is one of the things that is likely to take up all of the increased demand and leave it in london, so if we are to restrain the demand and go for new technologies
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and do other things that we need to do in order to be net to zero in the aviation sector, the expansion of heathrow is likely to take up all of that and not leave room for anything else. what we are doing here is talking about london and heathrow, london and heathrow, there are other airports outside of london, for example east midlands airport. there isa example east midlands airport. there is a lot of freight that comes in there. would that be acceptable? what we need to do is think in terms of budget. we have a certain budget of budget. we have a certain budget of carbon that we can play with. how we allocate that and those resources isa we allocate that and those resources is a question for the government and for the planning authorities to figure out. if you're going to invest in heathrow, you will not be able to invest in others and you will have to close down other operations. if you are going to invest in heavy infrastructure, going towards a net zero target, why invest in a high carbon operation rather than investing in things that will take care of air pollution,
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noise pollution, other benefits and other things that can bring benefits while not causing so much damage. why do we need heathrow? that is a good question about why it should be based around london and heathrow, this is our hope airport and this is about hubs. we have 40% of our trade going through heathrow airport, it is our largest port by value of goods and it is the regional airport, whether it is east midlands or edinburgh, other airports want expansion around the country because it will be their way of expanding goods around the world. if we don't see it at heathrow we will see hub capacity moving to paris or amsterdam, where we are entirely agreed is that what we need to do is decarbonise the way we are doing things, there is an awful lot of innovative things happening,
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aircrafts are now clean and quieter, much more efficient, hybrids and electric engines are on their way and they are now looking at an entirely electric domestic fleet by the year 2040, biofuels, the work being done by heathrow, 12% of our country is peatlands and they could actually sink as much a mission carbon that we get from heathrow in a year plus 3 million tonnes on top of that. all of these have to be innovative solutions. why don't you agree? all the government needs to do is show a plan in which this is possible. i think, do is show a plan in which this is possible. ithink, given do is show a plan in which this is possible. i think, given the climate change committee's expertise on this and scepticism about the ability to do so, i would be very surprised to see a plan that would be able to do so in the that we need to decarbonise by. what you are saying is the uk cannot meet its change commitments? the court said that the
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uk cannot do this without planning. the climate change committee says that it the climate change committee says thatitis the climate change committee says that it is unlikely to do so in the timelines that we have two decarbonise by, net zero by 2050 and you are talking also about moving hub capacity to other cities, i would be surprised if major hubs around the world will not be doing exactly the same thing, which is decarbonising, restraining demand and moving towards the carbonised solutions. they do this because financial markets and businesses are also calling for this, we heard mark carney this morning saying that whoever doesn't do this is not going to be in business. i am perhaps a bit more ambitious in terms of what aviation can do, aviation is not the enemy, it is carbon and there is a whole host of innovative things that can be done, new technology as part of it, modernising the airspace which will happen as part of this expansion plan, all of that pieced
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together and better public transport infrastructure, if we do it right, with the right regulations and i'm confident from what i have seen, and if the government now get behind this and put it in the plan, it should get through and i think we could be a beacon to the rest of the world and then we could see other airports, places like china where they want to build 250 new airports in the next 50 years, if they can see is do it properly and effectively at heathrow, that can reduce carbon emissions around the globe. very quickly, what about the homes that are likely to be demolished, what is your message?m is very sad that anybody loses their home and the least that heathrow and the government can do is make sure that the compensation package is at least one and a quarter time the price of their property, we will not do what other countries do which is
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demolish villages and forget about them. we need to remember that more homes are at risk of flooding as a result of climate change. thank you very much indeed. more now on coronavirus as 3 more cases are diagnosed in the uk, including the first in northern ireland , and more travel restrictions are put in place all over the world. well it may seem a long time ago now, but the outbreak started in wuhan, in china, at the end of december , and the region was subsequently placed on lockdown onjanuary 23, with the police enforcing travel restrictions to try and stop the spread. hospitals in wuhan were overwhelmed, and what you're seeing now is the brand new hospital that the chinese government built in less than two weeks to deal with the huge overflow of patients as the virus spread, and it was staffed by over 1,000 army medics. by comparison, there are only
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a handful of cases here in the uk, but should we see the virus spread rapidly, what legal powers would the uk have, to deal with a major outbreak? joining us now to answer that question is dr mark eccleston—turner, lecturer in law at keele university. thank you forjoining us, why would we need to change the laws? the major change which has happened over the past two weeks has been the health protection coronavirus regulations which were passed two weeks ago and that was passed to really correct a problem which the government had created, the first individuals who were evacuated from wuhan and placed in isolation, they we re wuhan and placed in isolation, they were there on the basis of a contract which some of them signed with the foreign office, saying that
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they agreed to stay in isolation, but the legal basis for that contract was fairly weak at best, so that regulations were passed and in order to address the issue of if anybody refused to go into quarantine or be isolated or attempted to leave isolation, to ensure that they could be lawfully held. 0k, ensure that they could be lawfully held. ok, so in terms of quarantine, is that even if you are not positive, the government can still enforce that, because that is what has upset so many people in tenerife, i know it is abroad but they want to come home. so, the regulations do apply to individuals who are suspected of having coronavirus, yes. but the most important thing to recognise is that these regulations are a last resort. what we want to happen and what
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would be the ideal situation is that individuals who suspect they may have coronavirus or indeed test positive for coronavirus self—isolate, and follow the guidance which is given by public health england and by health professionals. that is important because, in situations like this, they very much operate on trust and on sharing information, so we need to ensure that the information which is being given from people who think they may have coronavirus or indeed do have it, given to health professionals is correct and accurate. what we know from past outbreaks is that when individuals are allowed to self—isolate, they owe almost always and overwhelmingly do self—isolate and give accurate and clear information. the regulations exist to address the problem of if anybody doesn't comply with self isolation but we know that the vast majority do. would have the
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uk government to have the power to go into lockdown in the same way that china have done, it is huge resources but, do they have the right to do that? the powers to do that? no, no. what separates the situation in the uk from china is that if an individual, for example, is detained under health regulations that have just been passed, there are checks and balances in place, there is a process that has to be followed to detain those individuals, there is a right to appeal so if you think you should not be detained or you think the detention is unnecessary or disproportionate, you are able to appeal to initially a magistrates' court to start the legal process which can take into account individuals humans rights, proportionality all of those things, so there are more checks and bala nces so there are more checks and balances in the uk government in things like this. there are things
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that can be done, things like the quarantine which we have already talked about, there is a possibility of schools being closed, so during the 2009 infant influenza outbreak one of the questions was should be close to schools? there may be decisions to suspend mass gatherings, so football matches, sports events, concerts, those sorts of things, can be suspended to try and stop community level spread if it gets to that point. thank you very much. funerals took place in delhi today, for some of the 37 people killed in 3 days of violence — amid protests over india's new citizenship laws, which have been seen as anti—muslim. both muslims and hindus have died in the violence. the un human rights chief has expressed concern about accusations that police failed to protect muslims and their homes
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and businesses from mobs. rajini vaidyanathan is in delhi — you may find some of her report upsetting. "open your eyes one last time," a mother screams to her son. the panic of riots has turned into the misery of grief. the last rites for this man — a muslim, just 27, a father of two. today, mourners thronged outside his home. earlier in the week, there were mobs. witnesses say he was shot in broad daylight as he went to buy food for his children. translation: we don't know where the bullet hit him. there was a lot of firing. the police were not helping us. they were with the mob. the death toll is rising, after days of riots between hindus and muslims. the pain is all around. it began with protests
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over the government's citizenship act escalated. the law which offers amnesty to illegal immigrants from nearby countries excludes muslims. for the families of those who lost their lives, the horror continues. as relatives gather here at the mortuary, they say they still don't know when the bodies of their loved ones will be released. 85—year—old akbari's family are still waiting to bury her. a mob torched her home — herfamily were trapped on the rooftop. she couldn't escape. translation: they have burned the entire house. i've got nothing left. i don't know what to do any more. her house still smolders. and while there's an uneasy calm across the city, the fear of more violence lingers. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news, delhi.
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250,000 people came here in the 12 months since last september. the latest figures suggest there has been a gradual rise in the number of stu d e nts been a gradual rise in the number of students from outside of the eu, especially from china and india. the uk's entry for this year's eurovision song contest is james newman with his song "my last breath". he'll represent britain at the event's final in rotterdam in may. the singer—song writer has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including ed sheeran. the song was selected by record company executives and the bbc — after previous entries chosen by the public failed to impress the eurovisionjudges.
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well the dr eurovision himself is here, pauljordan is a eurovision expert and hasjustjoined us from the official launch party. i have just i havejust come i have just come from the press launch where he performed live, during the evening, his earpiece didn't work. tells all about him, he is not new izzy? no, his brother is a songwriter as well, he has a songwriting background and his team is very strong, in fact one of the songwriters one in 2011, so quite impressive. what do you think about the way in which the song has been selected, does this mean that the british public don't know what they're doing? very loaded question,
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they're doing? very loaded question, the british public have an interesting track record, i think it isa interesting track record, i think it is a step in the right direction, get the record companies involved, do what the netherlands did in 2013, they rose up the ranks and they won in 2019, it is not the first time we have had internal selection but i think it is a step in the right direction, we have a good, credible song but this is the first year. it is not going to win. i don't think it stands out as much, but i think, give it a couple of years, sweden took a long time to get up there, sweden re—hold their selection in 2002 and it took them a long time to win, its a step in the right direction. have you heard the other entries? some of them, most of them are still in the process of selecting the songs, germany released their song today, it is a good one, i think we have strong competition from russia, they are a lwa ys competition from russia, they are always up there, they have not released their song yet but, who
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knows, it is open year, there is not a runaway winner yet, i don't think it isa a runaway winner yet, i don't think it is a foregone conclusion, i don't think politics comes into it, if politics did then israel wouldn't when and if politics did then russia wouldn't be up there and, if brexit was anything to do with it then ireland wouldn't have given us votes last year and they did. what is the secret to a winning song, we need the secret. the secret is having a credible entry, a chart hit, a chart song. the uk public think of eurovision. .. song. the uk public think of eurovision... it is different nowadays, it is contemporary and credible, so just get a decent song with someone who can sing and see how you do. for years we had israeli friends who said, we can't win, then they put in a decent song with a good singer and they won by a landslide. eurovision is huge outside of the uk. do we still have a big following for the contest?m is still huge in the uk, it is one of the biggest programmes for the
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bbc, it is massive in sweden, massive in germany, one of the biggest shows in the world. lets leave it there. baby steps, we are on the way. yes. thank you very much. good evening. a quiet night for many and some snow showers in the north, the risk of ice, but already by morning we are watching the next area of rain coming back into southern and western areas, said temperatures were left here but, for many a frosty start, there could well be some ice around to watch out for but as the day progresses, this rain will make its way northwards, a smattering of snow on the hills, milderaircoming in and smattering of snow on the hills, milder air coming in and there is more rain unfortunately but we will see some snow across the pennines, the southern uplands into scotland and it could hang around for much of the day, but it looks milder further south, mild, wet and rather cloudy and that is all down to the storm
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which will eventually have a sting in its tail by the time we get into saturday, gales and potentially more rain so yes, rain is clearly a concern over the next couple of days but some potential damaging winds as well.
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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide the who has this warning. no country should assume it want to get cases. that could be a fatal mistake. there are 80,000 cases now in 44 countries, with governments around the world implementing tougher restrictions. we have all the latest. plans for another runway at heathrow airport are in disarray, after a court says they are unlawful because expansion didn't take climate commitments into account. it's the latest episode of the brexit saga and the plot feels strangely familiar. the uk says it's prepared to walk away this summer,


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