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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. scotland yard confirm the body found hidden in woodland in kent is that of sarah everard. she went missing while walking home in south london last week. sarah's family has been updated with this most distressing news. i just want to pause for a moment to say that my thoughts and prayers, and those of the entire organisation, remain with them at this awful time. the leaders of australia, india, japan and the united states have ended their first ever summit with a pledge to "re—double their commitment" to their alliance, known as the quad.
translation: sundays, we are united by our democratic values and our commitment to a free, open and inclusive and a pacific. covering areas like vaccines, common change in emerging technology. —— indo pacific. it makes the quad global cause for good. the former chief doctor of british cycling and team sky has been found guilty of ordering performance—enhancing testosterone, knowing or believing it was to be given to an unnamed rider. exports of goods to the european union dropped by more than 40% injanuary — the largest monthly fall since records began. good evening. the metropolitan police has confirmed that a body found in woodland on wednesday, is that of sarah everard. she disappeared while walking home from a friend's house in clapham
in south london last week. detectives have been given more time to question a serving police officer, on suspicion of the kidnap and murder of the 33 year old marketing executive. the police watchdog is investigating a number of issues including how the met police responded to two allegations of indecent exposure involving the suspect, three days before ms everard went missing. our special correspondent lucy manning reports in this isolated countryside, the person who murdered sarah everard dumped her body in the woods that surround here. that devastating news confirmed first to herfamily and then by police this afternoon. on wednesday evening, detectives investigating the disappearance of sarah everard discovered a body and a formal identification procedure has been undertaken. i can now confirm that it is the body of sarah everard.
and i just want to pause for a moment and say that my thoughts and prayers, and those of the entire organisation, remain with her. sarah was, according to herfamily, bright and beautiful, strong and principled, and she brought so much joy to their lives. she was just walking home. there was heavy police activity with forensic teams in the area behind the suspect�*s house today — officers investigating a fellow officer on suspicion of sarah's murder. his home is 30 miles from where her body was found. and in dover, they focused on the garage where the suspect worked and that his family owned. there is a network of old military tunnels in the cliffs behind here. but questions for the metropolitan police, sarah everard disappeared last wednesday in south london. three days before she was last seen, the suspect, a police officer himself, was reported for allegedly
exposing himself twice in a fast—food restaurant also in south london. now two of his police colleagues are being investigated by the police watchdog for how they dealt with this. the metropolitan police is facing another four investigations by the police watchdog. two are connected to the arrest of its own officer on suspicion of murder and indecent exposure. one is about how the force responded when the first reports came in of sarah everard's disappearance, and the final one — how the suspect got a head injury that required hospital treatment when he was in a police cell on his own. for women everywhere, the disappearance of a woman just walking home has galvanised the demand for safer streets, and despite covid, they want the right to hold a public vigil in memory and in anger. to come together as a group of women who feel afraid of some
of our public spaces, but also who feel angry that we ought to be afraid of those places. you know, it is awful that it's taken such a tragic, tragic week to remind us that this is not acceptable. this has become notjust a police issue, but a political one. i totally understand why this has triggered such a wave of feeling on this issue, on the issue of safety of women and safety of the streets. a family's tragedy, but one felt by women everywhere. there has been an outpouring of support because of this, and as we heard in that report, vigil had been planned, but the group organising it to reclaim the streets were told by police that their vigil in south
london would break the covert rules. well that decision has been backed by the high court within the last hour. however, we understand the talks between the police and reclaim the streets may be continuing. we will bring you more on that as soon as we get it. exports to the eu of british goods like seafood and dairy products, fell by a record 41% injanuary, after the brexit transition period came to an end. imports also fell by nearly 30%. the office for national statistics, says much of the drop was probably due to temporary factors like producers stockpiling goods before the end of the year. at the same time, the british economy shrank by 2.9%, largely because of covid restrictions. our economics correspondent, andy verity, has the details. this manchester exporter on branded clothing, much of it for corporate events that haven't been happening, has gone through what it describes as a nightmare yearjust staying
in business and keeping staff safe. but now its boss told me, far from the promised frictionless trade, it's become very difficult to export to europe. transporters and careers are charging big extra fees to cover much more complex paperwork and taxes, pushing costs up so high, that it has had to stop exporting to european consumers. we had one order which was a £15 order. the customer contacted us because they were contacted by the post office to say that they were 38 euros of admin charges to pay in order to collect that order. we have tried to deal with it by paying on behalf of the customer. we have taken on the complexity of that, but the cost and the time and the adminjust means it's not viable to ship those orders into europe any more. overall, exports of goods to the eu dropped by 40.7%, the biggest fall on record. by far the hardest hit were exporters of food and live animals, dairy down by 50%, meat exports down 59% and fish and shellfish exports down by 83%.
we are working closely with the eu. it's in everybody�*s interest that trade is as smooth as possible. we were always clear there would be extra processes that would need to be undertaken, and i'm confident that we continue to build exports to the eu as well as exports to the rest of the world. while the economy is forecast to roar into action next year, growing by 7%, businesses like goodwood �*s still have months to get through with very little money coming in. of the next few years, we have got to get back to where we were two years ago. but that is going to take another couple of years. after the economy was brought screeching to a halt by the lockdown last spring, it picked up speed in the summerand autumn, only to have the government slammed the brakes on again after christmas, leading to a 2.9% drop in activity injanuary. while the office for national statistics said much of the hit to trade with will be
temporary as businesses adjust to the new regime, just weeks after the break ——to the new regime, just weeks after the brexit transition ended, it's still too soon to tell how much of that economic damage might be more lasting. andy verity, bbc news. let's speak to davind henig, uk director at the european centre for international political economy — and a former uk trade negotiator. hejoins us now. let's he joins us now. let's talk about this record followed 41% injanuary. what is your understanding the reason behind that?— what is your understanding the reason behind that? good evening. there are a — reason behind that? good evening. there are a number _ reason behind that? good evening. there are a number of _ reason behind that? good evening. there are a number of factors - reason behind that? good evening. i there are a number of factors behind that, there was an of stockpiling that, there was an of stockpiling that we knew about in november— december, there is also a temporary shock from the new paperwork resulting from the brexit that was chosen, quite a hard brexit with a lot of new processes. so this teething troubles, then there will be some long—term loss of trade, because we know that when trade, because we know that when trade dairy barriers increased between uk and eu they are likely to reduce. probably not by a0%, but it would not be surprising if the
long—term effect was half of 20% fall and you you trade. long-term effect was half of 20% fall and you you trade. long-term from interesting _ fall and you you trade. long-term from interesting in _ fall and you you trade. long-term from interesting in real— fall and you you trade. long-term from interesting in realterms, - from interesting in real terms, years, months. it’s from interesting in realterms, years. months-_ from interesting in realterms, years, months. it's very early to tell on the _ years, months. it's very early to tell on the base _ years, months. it's very early to tell on the base of _ years, months. it's very early to tell on the base of one - years, months. it's very early to tell on the base of one month, i tell on the base of one month, because we should have a better idea given another couple of months, two months�* time for moshe have a good idea of what the drop in trade has been. there will continue to be an adjustment really over several years as some companies choose to may be relocate production to the uk and some companies in the uk choose to relocate production to that you. so we will have a better idea in two months�* time and then an even better one and 2—3 years time. so many things happening in the pandemic, brexit, trade negotiations going on, should we be worried? we should be certainly aware that our relations that you has changed, thatis our relations that you has changed, that is going to lead to various impacts, and we should be looking to try to make those up. it�*s 20 be
very difficult to compete globally outside of it you. that you as our nearest markets, but we will have to try to do better therefore we are going to see a little bit of a shift in the economy. we may perhaps see more services once the covert restrictions are reduced, but less goods exported. so the economy will adjustment anything that�*s what we need to be looking for, little too early to panic, but certainly we do need to be thinking very much about how the uk economy is going to change in the coming years. ﬁnd how the uk economy is going to change in the coming years. and of interest, what _ change in the coming years. and of interest, what did _ change in the coming years. and of interest, what did the _ change in the coming years. and of interest, what did the trade - change in the coming years. and of interest, what did the trade look i interest, what did the trade look like, the trade activity to the uk to other countries outside of it you drying the same period that we are talking about? there was a fall, but it is a lot less. it�*s very much and eu factor, the changes much bigger with the eu than with the rest of the world, the figures are relatively unchanged with the rest of the world. consequently with the eu trading with other countries, what does that look like? 50.
with other countries, what does that look like? ., ., , look like? so, not all the figures are comparable, _ look like? so, not all the figures are comparable, but _ look like? so, not all the figures are comparable, but it _ look like? so, not all the figures are comparable, but it has - look like? so, not all the figures are comparable, but it has been | look like? so, not all the figures. are comparable, but it has been a much biggerfall to trade are comparable, but it has been a much bigger fall to trade with the eu from the uk than from other countries, countries inside the eu. like i say, that still doesn�*t prove that this is for the long—term. this mayjust be that this is for the long—term. this may just be an that this is for the long—term. this mayjust be an adjustment period or a stockpiling, but i suspect some of it is and some of it will be a long—term loss of trade. i appreciate that it's quite early to appreciate that it�*s quite early to analyse these in detail, but for now, thank you so much for that, no doubt we will be discussing this again in the next few months to come. . ~' again in the next few months to come. . ~ i. the organisation, us president hopes will be the growing power of china, and on friday, the leaders of the quad nations, that�*s the united states, australia, japan and india have been holding their first ever summit meeting. all four have had their disagreements with beijing over the past 12 months.
mr biden and indian prime minister narendra modi both said that the group were standing up for universal values. let�*s take a listen. and in this moment, it�*s a purpose that i think we all are concerned about, free and open indo—pacific is essential to each of our future for our countries. the united states is committed to working with you, our partners, and our allies in the region to achieves debility. earlier, i spoke to tanvi madan, the director of the india project at the brookings institution, and anthony ruggiero the deputy assistant for national security affairs to president donald trump. i began by asking anthony what he makes of president biden�*s china policy. well, it�*s clear that the shift in us policy toward treating china as it should be,
not hoping that china will abide by the rules —based order is clear. it�*s clear that biden is shifting or looking at the indo pacific region. we have a quad meeting today, we have the secretary of state, secretary of defence going to south korea and to japan on sunday. and then on thursday, the secretary of state and national ——and then on thursday, the secretary of state and the national security adviser will meet with the chinese counterparts will stop and think the vaccine diplomacy that they announced today is a direct response to what china is trying to do in terms of vaccine diplomacy. a billion doses for southeast asia and the quad members will each have an effort in that in terms of financing, manufacturing and distribution. that�*s a tangible result from this group that i think will pay dividends down the road. it�*s interesting when we look at all the individual nations and their reasoning behind wanting to be part of this group. what is your understanding as to the intensified concerns,
for example, that india has with china by putting itself in alliance with the us here? this is not quite an alliance from india's perspective, there are no security allegations involved~ — this i would describe more as a coalition between the willing and capable. for india particularly over the last year, both covid—19 and china's handling of that as well as the boundary crisis that is still ongoing that resulted in fatalities for the first time in 45 years at the china india border, which india saw as china making unilateral changes to the status quo using force. it has hardend views of the indian government about china. it is a country that has seen china as a strategic challenge since the 1950s. but now india sees that they don't have endless time to tackle this challenge. they also recognise that there is a huge capabilities gap, and they cannot do it alone. they cannot maintain a rules—based
order in the region alone. they cannot maintain or shape a favourable balance of power in the region alone. and they cannot offer alternatives and solutions to the region alone in competition with china. and this is where, as the prime mr said today, it's good ——and this is where, as the prime minister said today, it's good to be among friends, and the quad countries represent that for india as do other like—minded countries like france, the uk and south korea. yeah, i suppose that would go for everyone of those countries as part of this group not being able to, you know,, it on own in terms it on own in terms of action against china, for example, for policy issues. i�*m just wondering what your assessment is of how that meeting might go between the us and china later on this month, given what we have heard today? well, i think they have a long list of items... whether it�*s the genocide or various activities in hong kong, or its activities against taiwan. it�*s attempts to bully other countries in the region,
as we just mentioned, the border crisis with india, the fact that china is essentially lying to cover up or attempting to cover up what happened in the origins of the pandemic, i mean, the list is very long. the way situation and their efforts to use that to burrow into 56 ——i mean, the list is very long. the huawei situation and their efforts to use that to burrow into 56 networks and a lot of countries in europe and certainly around the world, i mean, the issues ijust listed could, you know, take all day to discuss, and there are many more that i�*m sure they will cover in that meeting. you are watching bbc news. a reminder of our heads this hour... the metropolitan please confirm the body found hidden in in kent is that sarah everard. leaders of the group of nations, australia, india, japan, united states, have held theirfirst
ever summit at the virtual meeting, president biden says the us was committed to achieving stability in the indo pacific region. the uk�*s national cyber security centre has urged organisations to install the latest microsoft exchange server updates, afterflaws in the system were detected. microsoft says it became aware of the security holes earlier this month, which have led to large—scale access to the email server. let�*s talk to our tech correspondentjoe tidy. what is this all about close act two? ., ., , ., , ., ., two? not only have they found four cores they never _ two? not only have they found four cores they never knew _ two? not only have they found four cores they never knew before, - two? not only have they found four cores they never knew before, zero day expos, but also these exploits were being used by hacking groups, one of them was named as the chinese hacking group, this is a chinese state sponsored group, and the call went out that all companies around the world, this is, of course, hundreds of thousands different organisations using this very
popular way to send e—mails, to store e—mails, to save them, and the call went out you need to patch your systems because these exploits, these vulnerabilities are being used by hacking groups, and very quickly, it was revealed that it wasn�*tjust one group in china using these vulnerabilities to attack companies, it was potentially ten other hacking groups who have somehow got hold of these bone abilities, these techniques. they have been gifted them perhaps that�*s one of the theory to theories. china itself would deny the.— theory to theories. china itself would deny the. that is a huge headache for _ would deny the. that is a huge headache for microsoft. - would deny the. that is a huge - headache for microsoft. everybody is thinking download the latest software, but is that going to solve the problem given the fact that this is pre—existing for who knows how long. is pre-existing for who knows how lonu. . �* , is pre-existing for who knows how lon. _ ., �* , ., is pre-existing for who knows how loni_ ., �*, ., is pre-existing for who knows how low. . �*, . long. that's a good point. so the advice is to _ long. that's a good point. so the advice is to pass _ long. that's a good point. so the advice is to pass your _ long. that's a good point. so the advice is to pass your systems. l long. that's a good point. so the i advice is to pass your systems. that means fix them and stop this vulnerability from being used. and if you think about these bone abilities, these zero day bone abilities, these zero day bone abilities, i would like to make about, for example, a castle. and if you are trying to defend a castle
you are trying to defend a castle you know about different ways that your castle is going to be attacked. so if they come to the front from you bill them out, you know they make over the wall, super guards on the walls, this is a zero day bone ability come as something that has never been thought of, so for example commits a technique where they could teleport into the castle. but as you say, that may not be good enough, some of these hacking groups may have already effectively teleported into your system and could already be planning further cyber attacks. so not only are the national cybersecurity centre in the uk, but also the white house and norwegian cybersecurity agencies there that not only have you got to patch from you have got to check whether or not you have already been compromised. qm. whether or not you have already been compromised-— whether or not you have already been compromised. 0k, thank you so much for the compromised. 0k, thank you so much forthe undate- _ compromised. ok, thank you so much for the update. i— compromised. 0k, thank you so much for the update. i appreciate _ compromised. 0k, thank you so much for the update. i appreciate that - for the update. i appreciate that assessment. violence is continuing in myanm as protests continued on friday. —— myanmar. ringing the total number of deaths to 70. the military is cracked down on the media has also shown signs of a net escalation. today, a call formally
charged five journalists, a photographer for the ap new to news agency over the coverage of intake who protests. the charges come just a week in which the newsrooms and revoking media licenses of several broadcasters. the brother was among the cloud together outside the courtroom today. transition back it�*s already been about 15 days since his arrest. ourfamily is worried because we have heard nothing from him and his condition injail. even the nothing from him and his condition in jail. even the cortes shared no information with us. as his family, we are worried about him and otherjournalists covering what is happening to the country. governments will be have condemned the violence. uk government has urged british nationals to leave the country if they can. they have suspended all commercial and internationalflights. it regularly international flights. it regularly fights internationalflights. it regularly fights to neighbouring countries are still operating. russia which has
until now restricted the un in imposing sanctions on the military government has now said it is concerned about the growing civilian casualties in the country. south korea has announced it will suspend defence exchanges with me and myanmar and experts there. the united nations food agency says the ten years after the start of syria�*s civil war, the country is facing its the world programme says that a record 12.4 million people, nearly 60% of the population are suffering from food insecurity and hunger. the world health organization says there�*s no reason to stop the use of there�*s no reason to stop the use of the oxford astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine. the statement comes after bulgaria, romania and thailand during three scandinavian countries in suspending inoculations with the vaccine. they were reacting to reports of blood clots in some people who have received the shot.
although, there is no evidence of a link. margaret harris is from the who, and she said that she has no reservations about recommending the astrazeneca vaccine. astrazeneca vaccine. astrazeneca is an excellent vaccine, as are the other vaccines that are being used, and as i said, we have reviewed the data on deaths, there have been no death to date proven to have been no death to date proven to have been no death to date proven to have been caused by vaccinations. we must always ensure we look for any safety signals when we roll out vaccines and we must review them. there is no indication to not use it. ., , there is no indication to not use it. . , ., , there is no indication to not use it. italy has announced a series of new coronavirus _ it. italy has announced a series of new coronavirus restrictions - it. italy has announced a series of new coronavirus restrictions due i it. italy has announced a series of| new coronavirus restrictions due to a fresh wave of infections across the country. the prime minister said he was aware of the new measures would have implications for schools, the economy and the psychological well—being of italians. but he said without tighter controls now, even stricter rules would become inevitable later in the year. italy
has been one of the country�*s hardest hit by the virus, more than 100,000 people have died since the start of the pandemic. just want to bring you up—to—date with some news that�*s just come in, it�*s been confirmed that the duchess of sussex has made a formal complaint to off calm about peers morgan�*s comments on the television the morning after her interview with prince harry and oprah winfrey. —— ofcom. myanmar... meghan complained to the bosses about the former co—host of good morning britain after they said on air that they didn�*t believe a word of her interview. she spoke about suicidal thoughts. she�*s understood to have raised concerns about the effect of his comments on the issue of mental health generally. so that news has just come in from of the duchess of sussexis just come in from of the duchess of sussex is formally made a complaint to ofcom, the broadcasting regulator here in the uk. now, the latest coronavirus figures show that 6609 new infections were recorded in the
latest 24 hour period here in the uk, which means on average the number of new cases reported per day in the last week, is 5,855. across the uk, the number of patients in hospital with coronavirus is 8,404. there were 175 deaths reported, that�*s of people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—19 test. on average, 155 people have died every day in the last week from coronavirus, taking the total across the uk, to 125,343. over 260,000 people have had their first dose of a covid vaccine in the latest 24 hour period, which means 23.3 million people have had theirfirstjab, and now nearly one and a half million, have had both doses, of the vaccine.
that�*s the way the data stands currently here in the uk. you are watching bbc world news. stay with us. hello there. it�*s been a pretty changeable story over the last couple of days with sunny spells and scattered sharp showers. that means that we�*ve had a plethora of weather watcher rainbow photographs sent in. this is one of my favourite from loose in kent this afternoon. now, the showers really have been quite frequent the further north and west, and we�*ve seen some wintriness to the tops of the mountains. but we have seen some sun moving through wales across the channel coast and into kent as well. the story through this evening, we�*ll actually see more wet weather as we see a weather front pushing its way steadily eastwards. that�*s going to enhance those showers, so longer spells of rain and still plenty of isobars with it. still a very windy night to come. now, where we�*ve got some clearer skies in the far north of scotland,
here temperatures perhaps low enough for a touch of light frost in sheltered rural areas, and still, with temperatures close to freezing, those showers here falling as snow. but elsewhere, we start off with sunny spells, scattered showers once again. most frequent showers the further west you are, and they will drift a little but further inland accompanied by a brisk westerly wind. in terms of the feel of things, highs of 7—10 celsius by the middle of the afternoon. moving out of saturday into sunday, we see an area of low pressure is still influencing the story as high—pressure is trying to build in from the southwest. this weather from toppling across that high, still producing more wet weather to come. so that means some rain once, again into northern ireland, gradually pushing its way into western scotland, northwest england and wales. but a relatively dry start for many on sunday, and in eastern areas, it should stay largely dry through much of the day. the winds will ease just a touch as well, and in the sunshine, 11 celsius should feel relatively pleasant, but unfortunately, the wet
weather will sit out to the west. things are likely to change, though, into next week, as that high—pressure continues to build in from the west, quieting the weather story down, and that will come as welcome news, i suspect. so, there is the potential for some clearer skies to see some early frost, nothing too significant, but certainly worth bearing in mind if you�*re a gardener or a grower. but as we look ahead, largely fine and dry, on the cool side for the time of year, but some sunny spells to look forward to.
this is bbc world news. the headlines... the metropolitan police service confirm that the body found hidden in woodland in kent is that of sarah everard. a serving officer remains in custody having been held on suspicion of her kidnap and murder. president biden has held a first ever virtual summit meeting with the leaders of australia, japan and india. the quad group agreed to try to produce a billion more doses of coronavirus vaccine in india before the end of the year. the former chief doctor of british cycling and team sky, richard freeman, has been found guilty of ordering performance—enhancing testosterone, knowing or believing it was to be given to an unnamed rider. exports of british goods to the eu plunged by 40% in the month after the brexit transition
period came to an end. the government said the lockdown and stockpiling were partly to blame. you�*re watching bbc news. let�*s get more on the news of the former reddish chief doctor richard freeman. he�*s been found guilty of ordering the banned drug testosterone in 2011. knowing or believing it was to help dove a rider. the medical tribunal in the uk ruled that freeman ordered the substance to improve an athlete�*s performance. the verdict will cast a shadow for british cycling. dan roan has more. for a decade, british cycling has enjoyed a period of unprecedented success. for much of
that time, richard freeman was the sport�*s top doctor. two years after his tribunal began, today came the verdict cycling had feared. the panel said... the big question is, which rider was the testosterone ordered for? it�*s seriously damaging. i�*m not sure how british cycling in the sport can recover. the reputation of the sport in terms of management and governance is in tatters. the saga began in 2011, when freeman ordered tester gel from a local supplier to the sport�*s ho. six years later, having already left team sky, the medic resigned from british cycling. in 2019, he admitted to 18 gmc charges including initially lying to uk anti—doping, and last month he was charged by the agency with two anti—doping rule violations.
freeman told the tribunal he ordered the drug to treat the erectile dysfunction of this man, former british cycling technical director shane sutton, who denied the claim. today sutton said the decision had cast a huge shadow over team sky backin back in 2018, freeman told me he would clear his name. at back in 2018, freeman told me he would clear his name.— back in 2018, freeman told me he would clear his name. at the moment, i am under investigation _ would clear his name. at the moment, i am under investigation about - would clear his name. at the moment, i am under investigation about the - i am under investigation about the management policy by the general medical council and i�*m not at liberty at the present time to inspect. liberty at the present time to insect. �* , ., ., liberty at the present time to | insped-— n0 inspect. any wrongdoing? no wrongdoing- _ inspect. any wrongdoing? no wrongdoing. today _ inspect. any wrongdoing? no wrongdoing. today he - inspect. any wrongdoing? no wrongdoing. today he learns| inspect. any wrongdoing? no i wrongdoing. today he learns the tribunal panel— wrongdoing. today he learns the tribunal panel had _ wrongdoing. today he learns the tribunal panel had found - wrongdoing. today he learns the tribunal panel had found against | tribunal panel had found against him. sparked by the delivery of a
band performance enhancing drugs here to the national velodrome known as the metal factory almost a decade ago. the fear will be that today�*s ruling does lasting damage for the reputation of one of the country�*s most successful and best funded sports. two years ago, i mid—mountain scrutiny sky became team and he also. the british cycling�*s bid to move on from the past. the government has ordered a public inquiry over plans for coal mine in the cumbrian coast. it�*s come under pressure for environmental campaigners. victoria gill has more from cumbria. the plan to build a new coal mine on this former industrial site was first given the go—ahead last march. the government has now decided
to intervene because this place has become the setting of an international climate controversy about the future of coal. the coal that is coming out of this mine is exclusively for the production of steel. you know, the united kingdom in reducing the reliance on coal for electricity, again, that will be eradicated completely by 2024. but the need to make steel continues and we will be importing this coal, so it�*s better to mine it here in the united kingdom in an environmentally friendly mine. this very windswept corner of west cumbria is causing such a rift because the people here who support this is a local issue, a source ofjobs and a supply of coal for the uk steel industry, but for critics and climate scientists it�*s a global example that�*s being set by this project, a plan to dig up the dirtiest of fossil fuels in a country that�*s committed to a target of net zero carbon emissions. this is what the west cumbria mining company wants to build, but pressure on the government is mounting to stop it,
not least because this year it�*s trying to set the ultimate global example by hosting the un climate summit in glasgow in november. the problem with the mine is it�*s a false solution, it�*s a false solution on climate grounds, but crucially it�*s also a false solution because it won�*t provide secure long—term jobs because coal is a declining market, it won�*t help our steel industry either, actually what government could be doing and should be doing and what conservative mps should be asking government to be doing is bringing forward the investment in clean steel. in the nearby town of whitehaven, opinions seem almost as divided as they do internationally. this was a big mining community, and from what i've heard, it's some of the top coal out there, and if we don't take it out somebody else will take it out somewhere else in the world. out for oregon state. i suppose it bringsjobs in, but the other side l is the climate as well, so... if they�*re trying to get rid of using coal anyway, what�*s the point building something
that�*s going to be there? what are they going to use it for after? the public inquiry will allow critics and supporters to put forward their case, and the government will hope it could prevent a patch of land on the northwest coast ruining its climate credentials. victoria gill, bbc news. jess shankleman is climate and energy correspondent at bloomberg. she has reported and spoken extensively on the plans for the cumbria coal mine. the uk government is really far away from meeting its target to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. it's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. it�*s not on track to miss the target for 2030 either. this is a real test for 2030 either. this is a real test for the uk government as it hosting
cop26. it's the kind for the uk government as it hosting cop26. it�*s the kind of thing we�*re going to see repeated over and over in different countries around the world as they try to grapple with this issue between economic growth and tackling climate change emissions, and when a company comes along and says they want to build a coal mine in a deprived area where there aren�*t many in the middle of a pandemic, the local counsel is presented with a very, very difficult decision. i presented with a very, very difficult decision.— presented with a very, very difficult decision. i suppose their ar ument difficult decision. i suppose their argument is. _ difficult decision. i suppose their argument is, we _ difficult decision. i suppose their argument is, we are _ difficult decision. i suppose their argument is, we are looking - difficult decision. i suppose their argument is, we are looking forl difficult decision. i suppose their| argument is, we are looking for a greener economy where green conditionals are up there and we�*re talking aboutjobs and employment opportunities, this potentially goes against all of that and reverses much of that sentiment.- against all of that and reverses much of that sentiment. yeah, it's a very interesting _ much of that sentiment. yeah, it's a very interesting question. _ much of that sentiment. yeah, it's a very interesting question. how- much of that sentiment. yeah, it's a very interesting question. how does| very interesting question. how does that trickle down into local decisions? when i spoke to cumbria counsel, they said people are saying to them why don�*t they approve green
projects, and it�*s not really the way that local government works. planning committee gets presented with the project and they asked if they are approved. when i was watching the committee the last time they approved it in october, a lot of them are saying these questions about climate change are national in choose, and we�*re focusing on local issues. there is a question for robertjenrick and the government about how they make sure that the climate commitments are streamlined right throughout the whole of the government process. what right throughout the whole of the government process.— right throughout the whole of the government process. what then does the ublic government process. what then does the public umpire _ government process. what then does the public umpire we _ government process. what then does the public umpire we mean _ government process. what then does the public umpire we mean -- - government process. what then does the public umpire we mean -- public| the public umpire we mean —— public inquiry? it�*s the public umpire we mean -- public inui ? �* , the public umpire we mean -- public iniui ? �* , , inquiry? it's until this point the government — inquiry? it's until this point the government has _ inquiry? it's until this point the government has been - inquiry? it's until this point the government has been hoping i inquiry? it's until this point the i government has been hoping that inquiry? it's until this point the - government has been hoping that this might go away, but this has been going on now for quite a few weeks. what the significant thing is this week is the company behind the project launched a judicial review, suing the local government. they approve this project three times now
and are ready to go. they don�*t think anything has changed. one thing that�*s going on is the reputational issue is looking like a climate leader and being embarrassed on the world stage as well as a home. the other issue is legal, and it kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place because you got the developer on one hand saying we�*re going to sue you if you don�*t let this project go ahead, but there�*s also environmental saying we�*re going to sue you if you do let it go ahead because it breaches the climate commitments. what the uk government has to do is prove that it�*s explored every single avenue. it's it�*s explored every single avenue. it�*s fascinating to see how this is going to play out. thanks so much for being with us and sharing your thoughts. an inquest has found neglect contributed to the death of leon briggs, who died in november 2013, after being restrained by police in luton. the jury said a number of serious failings had been made by both police officers and ambulance workers.
before the inquest began, paramedics had already admitted their failure to check mr briggs�* vital signs, or take him to hospital for treatment. jon ironmonger has more. leon briggs, a father of two, was gentle and generous, according to those who knew him. it�*s taken seven years to find out how he suddenly died. cctv released at the inquest captured him skipping down a high street, high on amphetamines, suffering a mental health crisis. he�*s brought to the ground by armed response officers and pinned for 13 minutes, just out of sight of the only camera recording. police said they didn�*t hold him in a dangerous prone position. but among a string of eyewitnesses, there was general agreement that leon was face down on his front for most, if not all of his restraint. leon was taken to luton police station, where again, he was restrained on the floor of a cell. custody sergeant grant waterman tries to get his attention.
mr briggs? there�*s no response. the inquest found that he and others fail to notice that leon was a medical emergency, and leon dies around an hour later in hospital after officers finally raise the alarm. thejurors�* conclusions were highly critical and said officers had used inappropriate force. but leon�*s family had been hoping for an outcome of unlawful killing. i have been shocked by the utter disregard for his life as he lay dying on the police cell floor. why did the police choose to treat my son, who was mixed—race, as if his life had no value? they took away his human rights. today, bedfordshire police admitted they were truly sorry, but leon�*s mother said it was an insult and that their long campaign forjustice would continue. jon ironmonger, bbc news. the queen�*s made an appearance at a viritual event to mark british science week, just days after the duke and duchess of sussex�*s controversial interview in america. speaking via zoom, she joined
scientists and schoolchildren to view the latest pictures from nasa�*s mission to mars, and the recent meteorite that fell to earth in gloucestershire. our royal correspondent nick witchell reports. her husband remains in hospital, herfamily is in turmoil over the sussexes, but two days ago the queen was on a video call talking about other worlds — space travel, to be precise — all part of british science week. so, it is a true honour to be speaking with you just now. they started with yuri gagarin — the first person into space way back in 1961. had the queen come across him? well, what do you think? very interesting to meet him. what was he like? russian. he didn't speak english. he didn�*t speak english? no, he was fascinating. they talked about things raining down on you, apt in a week such as this — though theirfocus was the meteorite, chunks of which landed in gloucestershire. because it looks very mixed rock. then they were off to
mars and the pictures of the four—billion—year—old martian landscape sent back to earth from the mars perseverance probe. it is pretty rock strewn, isn't it? i think it's fascinating to see the pictures of mars. unbelievable, really, to think one can actually see its surface. school children demonstrated their idea of a rocket blasting. very successful. for a few moments, a monarch with much to think about was able to escape. bye! nicholas witchell, bbc news. just a reminder of the news. and as we reported the the duchess of sussex has made a formal complaint to ofcom about piers morgan, that�*s after he dismissed her account of suffering suicidal thoughts and experiencing racism at the hands of the royal family. meghan complained about the former
co—host of good morning britain after he said on air that he didn�*t believe a word of her interview with oprah winfrey when she revealed her struggle. an official complaint has been filed by the dosage of subjects —— just duchess of sussex. the metropolitan police confirm the body found hidden in woodland in kent is that of sarah everard. the former chief doctor of british cycling and team sky richard freeman, has been found guilty of ordering performance—enhancing testosterone, knowing or believing it was to be given to an unnamed rider. exports of goods to the european union from the uk dropped by more than 40% injanuary — the largest monthly fall since records began. scotland�*s coronavirus rules have been eased today. outdoor non—contact sports for adults in groups of up to 15 can take place, and up to four adults from two different households can meet in any outdoor space. up to four people aged
from 12 to 17 can also all meet up, even if they�*re from different households. let�*s ta ke let�*s take a look at northern ireland. the prime minister has called for "balance" in the post brexit trade arrangements in northern ireland. he was speaking on a visit to a vaccine centre with northern ireland�*s first minister, arlene foster. the government has faced criticism from within the eu for unliaterally extending until october, some grace periods of �*light touch�* regulation on goods arriving in northern ireland from great britain. i think the most important thing about the protocol is that it should guarantee the peace process and the good friday agreement, which we all believe in. northern ireland has worked so hard to achieve. there�*s got to be symmetry in that, and what we want to ensure is that the protocol upholds the wishes of all
communities, both communities, and has the consent of both. there�*s got to be in east— west consent to what�*s going on, as well as north— south. that�*s what we�*re doing, just trying to make sure that�*s built into it. but northern ireland�*s first minister has encouraged borisjohnson to ditch what she called the "intolerable" protocol altogether. our ireland correspondent emma vardy has given us this update from belfast. well, it was never going to be an easy visit for him, really, because on the one hand, many unionists feel very betrayed by borisjohnson having agreed to those brexit trading arrangements which now treat northern ireland differently from the rest of the uk. so, today, the first minister of northern ireland, arlene foster, reiterated the dup�*s opposition, calling those arrangements intolerable. and on the other hand, sinn fein�*s michelle o�*neill refused to meet with boris johnson altogether, saying that sinn fein had been long asking for a meeting to discuss brexit and other matters, and the party felt they
still hadn�*t had that opportunity just yet. now, borisjohnson�*s visit here today was actually to focus on meeting the medical teams that have been helping in the fight back against covid and to launch the programme of events to mark northern ireland�*s centenary, 100 years since the formation of this place. but while there�*s all this uncertainty and division over the irish sea border, relationships with the two biggest parties here will continue to be difficult, and rebuilding trust with unionists is going to be particularly hard. emma vardy there. some coronavirus restrictions are lifted in wales from tomorrow, allowing limited mixing of households and certain outdoor sports. from midnight the "stay at home" rule will be replaced by "stay local" and in addition, four people from two households can meet outdoors, including in private gardens. from monday, hairdressing appointments can resume but most nonessential retail will remain closed until april the 12th. our wales correspondent, hywel griffith, reports from powys.
after 12 weeks of shutdown, 12 weeks of staying at home, wales is at the beginning of the end of its longest lockdown. i look forward to seeing you. thank you, alun. yay! i haven�*t spoke to him for three months. i�*ve missed my clients. it�*s the newsjoss and her customers have been waiting for. on monday, her barber shop can open again — next week is already fully booked. absolutely ecstatic. i�*ve missed crickhowell, i�*ve missed my clients, i�*ve missed the banter, i�*ve missed the other shop traders in town. yeah, i�*m ecstatic. i can�*t wait to get back in. not that many of those other traders can open. you can have a haircut here next week, but the bookshop and clothes shop will be closed for a month. richard is annoyed that supermarkets will be allowed to sell non—essential goods in the meantime. it doesn't feel fair in the slightest for all the little independents, including ourselves, missing that opportunity to sell, especially over easter,
so we've missed another chunk of key trading time. the welsh government doesn�*t have a road map out of lockdown or a long list of dates. instead, every three weeks, it suggests the areas — like nonessential retail — it wants to prioritize. that had led a lot of shops across wales to expect today would be the day they�*d get the green light to reopen. the first minister insists there hasn�*t been a u—turn. i completely understand that if you're running such - a business you want to reopen, of course you d0~ _ you want to be trading, _ you want to be with your customers. and i understand, you know, - the huge frustration there must be. there are very few guarantees... pubs, restaurants and cafes like emma�*s are also anxious for more information. today, she learned that she may be able to trade outdoors from late april. but there�*s no more detail, or a date. it�*s really frustrating, it�*s annoying. we need a road map, you know? we know that things may have to be moved because situations change. that�*s inevitable, that�*s life.
but we need these dates in place. one day people can now celebrate is mother�*s day this sunday, as long as it�*s outdoors and at a distance. hopefully, more of us will be able to see our mums, which has been really difficult. it's difficult to try and keep distance still, but at least it's something. oh, well done! wales was the first of uk nations to enter this lockdown. now it�*s the first to move this far in easing restrictions, however uncertain that journey may be. hywel griffith, bbc news, crickhowell. awards season may be a little delayed this year because of the pandemic, but the nominations are coming thick and fast now, not least for the dubious honour of the worst films and performances of the past year. robert downeer�*s critically—panned remake of dr dolittle has earned him multiple nominations at the razzie awards. also known as the golden raspberry awards, thejudges have panned his "unconvincing
welsh accent". let�*s talk about this year�*s nominations for the razzies with sandro monetti, editor in chief of hollywood international filmmaker magazine. good to see you. robert downeyjunior topping the list, tell us more. hagar topping the list, tell us more. how do ou topping the list, tell us more. how do you follow _ topping the list, tell us more. how do you follow up — topping the list, tell us more. how do you follow up the _ topping the list, tell us more. firm? do you follow up the biggest hits of all time, avengers? if you�*re robert downeyjunior, you look for a new franchise. he thought he found it with doctor dolittle, but trust me, there�*ll be no sequel to this one. he could talk to the animals but couldn�*t talk with the welsh accent, and among the nominees is worst combo for robert downeyjunior and his wealth accident. —— welsh accent. it�*s a bit of a setback in his hollywood career. best accent. it's a bit of a setback in his hollywood career.— accent. it's a bit of a setback in his hollywood career. best of the worst. his hollywood career. best of the worst- who _ his hollywood career. best of the worst. who else _ his hollywood career. best of the
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watch. but, yeah, if you�*re looking for something to watch, i wouldn�*t recommend anything nominated for the gold raspberries. don�*t watch about proof, music, 365 days and dolittle, the five films nominated for worst picture. we the five films nominated for worst iicture. ~ ., ,, the five films nominated for worst iicture. ~ ., i. ., . ,, the five films nominated for worst | picture-_ thank picture. we love your “acket. thank ou! at picture. we love your “acket. thank you! at least h picture. we love your “acket. thank you! at least stylish. _ picture. we love yourjacket. thank you! at least stylish. we're - picture. we love yourjacket. thank you! at least stylish. we're giving l you! at least stylish. we're giving ou the you! at least stylish. we're giving you the opposite _ you! at least stylish. we're giving you the opposite of _ you! at least stylish. we're giving you the opposite of a _ you! at least stylish. we're giving you the opposite of a razzie - you! at least stylish. we're giving you the opposite of a razzie for. you the opposite of a razzie for yourjacket because we love it. it�*s cheered it up. thanks so much for joining us and we will find out who the winners and losers are in due cause. ., ., .,, the winners and losers are in due cause. ., ., .,y ., the winners and losers are in due cause. ., ., , the winners and losers are in due i cause-_ that's cause. hooray for hollywood! that's it from me- — cause. hooray for hollywood! that's it from me. we're _ cause. hooray for hollywood! that's it from me. we're going _ cause. hooray for hollywood! that's it from me. we're going to - cause. hooray for hollywood! that's it from me. we're going to catch i cause. hooray for hollywood! that's it from me. we're going to catch up| it from me. we�*re going to catch up with the weather with louise lear. hello there. it�*s been a pretty changeable story over the last couple of days with sunny spells
and scattered sharp showers. that means that we�*ve had a plethora of weather watcher rainbow photographs sent in. this is one of my favourite from loose in kent this afternoon. now, the showers really have been quite frequent the further north and west, and we�*ve seen some wintriness to the tops of the mountains. but we have seen some sun moving through wales across the channel coast and into kent as well. the story through this evening, we�*ll actually see more wet weather as we see a weather front pushing its way steadily eastwards. that�*s going to enhance those showers, so longer spells of rain and still plenty of isobars with it. still a very windy night to come. now, where we�*ve got some clearer skies in the far north of scotland, here temperatures perhaps low enough for a touch of light frost in sheltered rural areas, and still, with temperatures close to freezing, those showers here falling as snow. but elsewhere, we start off with sunny spells, scattered showers once again. most frequent showers the further west you are, and they will drift a little but further inland accompanied by a brisk westerly wind. in terms of the feel of things,
highs of 7—10 celsius by the middle of the afternoon. moving out of saturday into sunday, we see an area of low pressure is still influencing the story as high—pressure is trying to build in from the southwest. this weather front toppling across that high, still producing more wet weather to come. so that means some rain once, again into northern ireland, gradually pushing its way into western scotland, northwest england and wales. but a relatively dry start for many on sunday, and in eastern areas, it should stay largely dry through much of the day. the winds will ease just a touch as well, and in the sunshine, 11 celsius should feel relatively pleasant, but unfortunately, the wet weather will sit out to the west. things are likely to change, though, into next week, as that high—pressure continues to build in from the west, quieting the weather story down, and that will come as welcome news, i suspect. so, there is the potential for some clearer skies to see some early frost, nothing too significant,
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