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tonight at 10pm... prince charles leads tributes to the queen, for the "remarkable achievement" of serving 70 years, on the throne. he says he and camilla are "deeply conscious of the honour" that she wishes his wife to be known as queen consort when he becomes king. it was on this day in 1952 that she acceded to the throne, and no british monarch has served longer. and she's made her commitment clear, to carry on. also tonight. borisjohnson spends the weekend shoring up support among tory mps, saying downing street has changed. as the diplomacy continues to avert invasion, we're in eastern ukraine, where government forces, are battling russian separatists. this entire village is a casualty of the conflict. it is extraordinary that anyone the still leaves here, the handful who remain are pretty
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much cut off. and senegal win football's africa cup of nations on penalties, beating egypt. good evening. prince charles has led tributes to the queen for the "remarkable achievement" of serving 70 years on the throne — the first british monarch to reach the milestone. her accession came on this day back in 1952, with the prince now welcoming his mother's platinum anniversary announcement, of her wish that his wife, camilla, be known as queen consort when he becomes king.
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he says he and the duchess of cornwall are "deeply conscious of the honour". here's our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell. "i look forward to continuing to serve you with all my heart." the pledge of a monarch who has already done her duty for 70 years and whose commitment clearly remains undimmed, despite the passage of years. and with that promise a glimpse of the unseen work that has been part of the queen's daily life for those 70 years — the paperwork from her official red boxes, government documents, many of them highly confidential, and messages from abroad. some extremely nice comments, including one from president biden. oh, that is very kind. tributes to the queen on this accession day were led by prince charles. in a message he said... and of the queen's stated wish that camilla should become charles' queen consort,
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the prince said... the prince of wales is clearly delighted at the queen's endorsement of camilla's future status at queen consort, and it really is a remarkable transformation. not so many years ago, the queen would not even meet her. when charles and camilla married in april 2005, the ceremony had to be conducted at windsor registry office, such were the sensitivities about the circumstances which had led to the break down of charles�* first marriage to diana, princess of wales. the queen only felt able to join them for the blessing at saint george's chapel. during that service, the couple sought forgiveness for previous sins. it was said then that when charles took the throne, camilla would simply be known as princess consort. but in the years since, camilla has proved a staunch member of the royal family.
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she has brought charles great happiness, and won the trust and affection of the queen. charles once described camilla as a "non—negotiable part of his life." now she will, as charles has always hoped, be crowned alongside him at his coronation. that that should be the case is at the personal initiative of the queen. 70 years. extraordinary. but until that day, it is elizabeth who will continue to occupy the throne. in her accession day statement, she said she was humbled by the loyalty and affection she continued to receive. she signed her message, "your servant, elizabeth r." it was a significant platinum job lee statement from the queen. what struck you most about it?— struck you most about it? cleave, first and foremost, _ struck you most about it? cleave, first and foremost, her _ struck you most about it? cleave, first and foremost, her absolute l first and foremost, her absolute commitment to continue. now it really could not be clearer, she commits herself again to that 1947 pledge, you remember the one whether my life be long or short i devote it
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do your service she says i look forward to continuing to serve you with all my heart. yes, she has reigned now for 70 year, and she will continue to the end. she is a little more frail, physically, that is what people who saw her at sandringham yesterday said, mentally she remains as sharp active and engaged as possible. there is also something reflective about her statement, i picked out that one phrase, i'm humbled by the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me. there is a simplicity, a modesty as the archbishop of can trisaid, one of her themes is it is not about me, that comes through strongly, she wants to smooth, to ease the way as much as possible, to her successor, she is starting clearly to think about this, as a stroke she has neutralised the whole issue of what camilla is going to be called. she wants her successor whenever that moment comes, to have
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a smooth a path and as stable an accession as possible.— a smooth a path and as stable an accession as possible. borisjohnson has been contacting conservative mps over the weekend, to convince them he's making significant changes to the way downing street is run. some backbenchers are still wondering whether to back a �*no confidence' vote in his leadership. but the business secretary, kwasi kwarteng, says the party must give the prime minster "time and space to deliver," on the government's promises. however, labour says the public are ashamed of mrjohnson, and he should step down. here's our political correspondent, iain watson — and a warning this film contains flash photography. borisjohnson will be hoping that the next week will be better than the last. he's lost some of his trusted advisers and an increasing number of his own mps have openly called for him to follow them out of the downing street door. but he believes changes at number 10 will limit the calls for a change of prime minister. and today, this cabinet minister
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reminded restless colleagues that borisjohnson had been an election winner and appealed for — at the very least — a political stay of execution. he had a very clear message ahead of the 2019 election. we won a majority by 80, which nobody anticipated. he's got a clear mandate and we've got to give him time and space to deliver on that mandate. my message is simple and stark. unite ordie. we go and plunge ourselves into a leadership election, vote of confidence, which in the end always damages leaders, even if they win it. and then maybe into a leadership election, internecine warfare. but perhaps internecine warfare is already upon us. the prime minister's wife, carriejohnson, hit back at a book by the conservative peer lord ashcroft which argued
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that she had undue influence over how downing street was being run. her spokeswoman said she'd been the target of a brutal briefing campaign by enemies of her husband. mps return to westminster tomorrow, having taken the political temperature in their constituencies. 0ne former minister told us some of his colleagues were wrestling with their consciences. it takes 5a of them to trigger a vote of no confidence, but 180 to win it. and some of borisjohnson�*s critics are weighing up not whether, but when to try to unseat him. it's also a matter of the timing of when any vote could happen, because this goes through various stages. if the 5a letter threshold is reached, then there is a vote of no confidence. and if the prime minister gets a majority ofjust one in that, then he can't be challenged again for another year. boris johnson returned from his country retreat at chequers to downing street tonight, and he'll be hoping the changes here will make his tenure at number 10 more secure.
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borisjohnson has boris johnson has been borisjohnson has been hitting the phone, calling mps and trying to convince him 2 changes he is making are significant. he appointed a new chief of staff, a serving mp and i am told in the next few days he's will announce a senior civil servant to take the raine, countess spencers too. he is in the market for a new chief whip. if anybody doesn't know what that is that is understandable. that is because they are in charge of discipline and we haven't seen a lot of that recently. many thanks ian watt on the there as westminster. many thanks ian watt on the there as westminster. the chairman of britain's biggest supermarket chain, tesco, has warned that "the worst is still to come" on rising food prices. john allan estimates costs could rise as much as 5% by the spring as energy and other costs feed through to retailers. 0verall inflation, the rate in which prices rise, climbed to 5.4% in december — its highest level for 30 years. the bank of england warns inflation could eventually peak at 7.25% in april.
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our business correspondent katie prescott is here. katie, the pressure on business really is stark isn't it. it katie, the pressure on business really is stark isn't it.— really is stark isn't it. it is, 596 sounds like — really is stark isn't it. it is, 596 sounds like a _ really is stark isn't it. it is, 596 sounds like a lot, _ really is stark isn't it. it is, 596 sounds like a lot, but - really is stark isn't it. it is, 596 sounds like a lot, but when i really is stark isn't it. it is, 596. sounds like a lot, but when you really is stark isn't it. it is, 596 - sounds like a lot, but when you look at the cost pressures that businesses are facing, they are quite extraordinary rises, going on in energy, transport and the cost of products, if you look at some the numbers gas prices have gone up 250% in a year, if you were going to send a shipping container before the pandemic it would have cost $2,000, now it is more like 10,000. it is inevitable the price pressure also feed through to customers but there is no doubt this is a difficult time for house hole, because as well as the food price pressures they are seeing energy prices go up as well, and we have tax rises coming down the track, and that is what the chairman of tesco said today is troubling him, is that people on the lowest incomes, spend more of their money on food, and he said they will have to make really stark choices
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about feeding their families or heating their homes.— about feeding their families or heating their homes. thank you. the lawyer for the man convicted of the murders of lin russell and her six—year old daughter megan in kent in 1996 says he's received a letter of confession to the killings from levi bellfield, jailed for murdering the schoolgirl, millie dowler. michael stone is serving three life sentences for the russell murders, but has always denied the killings. his solicitor says levi bellfield sent him a statement claiming he carried out the attacks. kent police say their position on stone's conviction is unchanged. the government's latest coronavirus figures show cases in the uk remain high, but have stabilised. there were more than 511,000 new infections recorded in the latest 24—hour period. on average, more than 83,000 cases were reported per day in the last week. there were 75 deaths — that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive test, though some will have died of other causes. on average in the past week, 2115 deaths were announced every day. 0n vaccinations, more
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than 37.5 million people have now had a boosterjab, which means that more than 65.3% of those aged 12 and over have had three vaccine doses. international efforts to avert a russian invasion of ukraine continue with a busy week of diplomacy ahead, including france's president, emmanuel macron, visiting moscow. in eastern ukraine, kremlin—backed separatists have been fighting government forces since 2014, and it's where any local skirmish could lead to all—out war. 0ur international correspondent 0rla guerin reports now from shyrokyne in eastern ukraine. russia lies across the water, a threat not seen, but felt. on this side of the frozen azov sea, all is quiet on the beaches
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in the ukrainian seaside town of shyrokyne. these days, less beach resort, more last resort. war came here in 2014, and kremlin backed separatists are still dug injust a few miles away. "there are defenses on the shore and mines in the water", says the commander, sergei, who insists president putin isjust flexing his muscles. for now, more waiting and wondering — will he, won't he invade? a worry notjust for ukraine, but for the world. and for this village, anotherfront line area, about two hours away. this entire village is a casualty of the conflict. most of the houses are abandoned.
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most of the people are long gone. it's extraordinary that anyone still lives here. the handful who remain are pretty much cut off. viktor is glad to have a visitor to his home on the first of may street. he's one of the last five villagers, sticking it out despite the separatist rebels, whose positions are two miles beyond the tree line. his wife, who's 59, like him, says they are too old to move, and loneliness is the greatest battle. "i miss the old days", she says. "there were so many people. "now there's no one to talk to." we watch tv and do crosswords, and we talk to the animals. standing proud down the road,
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this man, a hardy 91—year—old. he tells me his daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren live in rebel held territory, and have been unable to cross the front line to see him in months. but the villagers are stoic. they have to be. "life is not so bad that we cry all the time", she says. "we carry on. "of course, we would like it to be better. "but there's nothing we can do." 0rla guerin, bbc news. eastern ukraine. one of bollywood's greatest ever singing stars, lata mangeshkar, known as the nightingale of india, has died. she was 92.
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her career spanned seven decades, earning her a huge globalfollowing. raijini vaidyanathan reports from mumbai, where the singer has been cremated with full state honours. she sings in hindi. lata mangeshkar was one of the most prolific artists in history. who recorded more songs than the beatles and the rolling stones combined. as a bollywood singer, her vocals were dubbed over generations of actresses as they lip—synched dance routines in indian films. lata mangeshkar leaves a legacy as old as independent india itself. a career of more than seven decades. today, the country's prime minister,
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narendra modi, led tributes to an artist so revered, she was afforded a state funeral. affectionately known as india's "didi", or sister, for millions in this country and around the world, this loss feels personal. india is now in two days of mourning in honour of lata mangeshkar. her appeal was universal, crossing religious and cultural divides. her music was played at weddings, funerals and national events. it's hard to find an indian who wasn't moved by the music of lata mangeshkar. translation: i have been a fan since i was a child. _ words cannot express how sad i feel at her passing. in one of her final interviews, given to the bbc asian network, she talked about reaching the age of 90. "i have reluctantly accepted that i'm old", she said. "but i still feel like i'm 25."
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her voice was ever youthful. it was one—of—a—kind. if bollywood is the soul of india, then lata mangeshkar was its beating heart. lata mangeshkar, who's died at the age of 92. with all the sport, here's karthi gnanasegaram, at the bbc sport centre. good evening. day three of the winter olympics begins in a couple of hours' time with great britain's mixed doubles curling team about to play their final round robin match safe in the knowledge that they have secured their place in the semi finals. 0ur sports correspondent andy swiss reports from beijing. for britain's curlers, a nail—biting day. bruce mouat and jen dodds knew a win over norway would see them into to the seem my, despite losing
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6-2 into to the seem my, despite losing 6—2 other results went their way, taking them into the last four and a shot at the medals. this taking them into the last four and a shot at the medals.— shot at the medals. this is text book. where _ shot at the medals. this is text book. where it _ shot at the medals. this is text book. where it was _ shot at the medals. this is text book. where it was les - shot at the medals. this is text book. where it was les a - shot at the medals. this is text book. where it was les a day i shot at the medals. this is text. book. where it was les a day for seedin: book. where it was les a day for speeding through _ book. where it was les a day for speeding through the _ book. where it was les a day for speeding through the snow. - book. where it was les a day for speeding through the snow. this woman was the first to reach a mobiles final reaching 8th, the cross—country skiathlon reached a victory, an early tumble but the russian got up, stormed to the front and won by more than a minute. britain heapses lay with the experienced andrew musgrave but on a brutal course he has to settle for 17th. . a gutsy performance there, but not the medal he hoped force, he still has more event doms but it has been a gruelling start to his games. but that conjured the day's most magical moment. a , , that conjured the day's most magical moment-- the _ that conjured the day's most magical moment.- the leap - that conjured the day's most magical moment.- the leap of- that conjured the day's most magical moment.- the leap of a - moment. massive! the leap of a lifetime winning _ moment. massive! the leap of a lifetime winning a _ moment. massive! the leap of a lifetime winning a first _ moment. massive! the leap of a lifetime winning a first gold for i lifetime winning a first gold for
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new zealand and uniting her rivals in celebration. sport and sportsmanship at its very best. it's time to pop out of the room if you don't want to know today's football results, as match of the day and sportscene follow soon on bbc one. fa cup holders leicester city have been knocked out of the competition in the fourth round by nottingham forest. the championship side beat their east midlands rival four goals to one to follow up on their victory in the previous round over arsenal, who are the most successful club in fa cup history. in the day's other games, liverpool beat cardiff city 3—1 to go through to the fifth round, and there was a major upset with non—league boreham wood, who are three divisions below bournemouth, sending the championship side out of the fa cup and their reward is a fifth round tie against the premier league's everton. in the scottish premiership rangers beat hearts 5—0 to prevent celtic from extending their one point lead at the top of the table. celtic displayed their own attacking skills earlier in the afternoon by defeating motherwell 4—0 to hold
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on to their slim advantage in the league. celtic had moved to the top of the scottish premiership after their midweek win over rivals, rangers. in the last few minutes, there has been a dramatic end to the final of the africa cup of nations after it remained goalless between senegal and egypt through 120 minutes of football. the title was decided on penalties and it was liverpool's sadio mane who scored the winning spot kick to give senegal a 11—2 win over egypt and their first africa cup of nations trophy. chelsea had an important 1—0 win over arsenal in the women's super league. the goalfrom norway's guro reiten puts chelsea just two points behind league leaders, arsenal, with the chelsea manager emma hayes calling it a "champion like performance". after two fascinating matches on the opening day of rugby union's six nations, france showed why many think they are favourites to win the tournament. they had a comprehensive bonus point
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37 to ten win over italy with gabon villiere completing a hat trick of tries. france are attempting to win a first six nations title since 2010. there's more on the bbc sport website, including disappointing cricket news with australia's women sealing an ashes victory over england with a game to spare in the multi—format series. as holders, australia had retained the ashes by winning the first 0di that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
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hello. this is bbc news. let's get some reaction now to the news that the long—running australian tv soap neighbours has been dropped by channel 5, putting its future under threat.
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tv critic, scott bryan, told me what's behind the move. the reason why neighbours is under threat is because of the unique way that neighbours ends up being on tv. unlike many shows which are shown around the world and then shared across different broadcasters, neighbours is really... its core audience is only in the uk, much more popular here than it is in australia currently. so, the issue is that channel 5 have decided it costs too much. they're focusing a lot more on their late evening schedule, they're trying to go for an older demographic than i think what neighbours currently attracts, so the issue is if australia are not able to find another broadcaster after channel 5 ditches it, then that means they think the show would not be able to continue at all, and i guess that's the issue. i find very strong similarities between this and when big brother was on channel 5, because that's
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a very expensive show to produce, and there is still an audience that would want to watch that show too, but no broadcaster's willing to go and take up the cost to keep it running. and, of course, it is a programme that has launched the careers of many huge global names. obviously, the biggest of them kylie minogue, jason donovan, but others as well. yes, hugely. margot robbie, russell crowe was in a few episodes, along with liam hemsworth. i see it in the uk being very similar to doctors. it is on the middle of the day, people might not see of it as being the most core programme, but it's there to spark off the future careers of many people, giving them the exposure and the time. and also i think it's just a show that has been so much part of a tea—time routine. it was for me in the noughties — directly after newsround with lizo mzimba, bang, straight onto neighbours. and even though some of the storylines could be fairly
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ridiculous at times — there was the time susan slipped on milk, banged her head and thought she was a teenager, there was the time when marlene went on a cruise and never came back, there was the time when harold returned after being presumed dead. then he had amnesia as well. he was only able to remember his memory when another character said "jelly belly", and, of course, bouncer�*s dream, the time we saw a dream from the perception of one of the show�*s famous dogs. but the show also managed to have hard—hitting storylines as well, and i think those storylines, when there were far fewer channels, were much more connected to where we were when we were young. so having the loss of this show is notjust because of the stars in it. i think it's also because it makes us feel nostalgic for our own younger tv viewing experiences. yeah, i think that it's it for me, scott, because, as you describe, it was part of the evening routine. 5.35pm, bbc one — when it was on bbc one — after school, after newsround, after blue peter, then it would be neighbours time. and i wonder whether it's
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symptomatic of the time that, now, appointment to view tv, yes, it happens for some of the big saturday night shows, but it's less a part of people's daily routine than perhaps it once was. yeah, and i think the soaps have been struggling a little bit to get the next generation of people on board, because soaps used to be something that used to be just kind of there for us to get into. the fact that they never really had a beginning, they never really had an end meant that you were able to latch on at any moment. and i think some soaps have been really struggling because what seems to be the appeal right now of these very high—end, very expensive dramas that really get millions of us watching at the same time... i still think there is some plans and a longevity for linear tv schedules. of course, we onlyjust had bbc three coming back in the last week, which shows that the bbc at least thinks that they have a long—term future rather than a blip, but i think you're right. it's the daytime shows, the early shows, the ones that are on as part of our general day—to—day, that are going to be very much at risk over
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the next few years. but, trust me, there is a concerted campaign to keep neighbours on board. i think this is not going to be the end we're going to hear to this story. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers parliamentary journalist tony grew and caroline frost, journalist and broadcaster. that's coming up after the headlines. time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins. sorry, it is helen willetts. hello, acquire to enter the night to come with wintry showers using a way as are the winds. we are having a little ridge of high pressure building in. not only are the winds easing but as a showers die down, the cloud is breaking and temperatures tumbling away. close to freezing in many parts by dawn, so i cold a star by monday morning and potentially in icy start with the
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celcius are still damp, it will be close to freezing on the roads. you can stay up—to—date with the warnings on our website. for the day ahead we have got further weather fronts coming in and brisk winds, but not as windy as it has been and as this weather france come into the high further south they will not be that much rain they will introduce much milder air through the day. there could be some snow on the edge of that weather front as it moves into the hills of scotland but it will turn back to maine quite quickly. we will find the sunshine will tend to fade as the cloud comes in, still quite dry and bright, but drizzly rain and hail fog across western and northern areas, more significant rain for the highlands and islands and the temperatures, 10-12 c. and islands and the temperatures, 10—12 c. there will be a stronger wind to the north—west milder air to the south of weather front and that continues through monday night into tuesday. some wintry showers in the
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