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hello, i'm hugh ferris. england are out of the women's t20 world cup, succumbing to a shock defeat by hosts south africa in cape town. chasing 165 to make the final against australia, england fell short by six runs to end a tournament they had every hope of winning, asjo currie reports. england's barmy army, low in numbers but high in expectation. the host, south africa, standing between them and the final. they gave the crowd plenty to cheer and england a real headache. even when they finally saw her off, tazmin brits took up the mantle.
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by the time their bowlers started firing, the damage was already done. england took their frustrations out on the ball, but the south africans weren't letting their advantage slip to the fingers. heather knight dug in, but those around her collapsed. the south africans crowd scenting something special as england hearts were crossed. devastation for england but this is a landmark moment for south africa, taking on australia on sunday. jo currie, bbc news, cape town. i think the experience was great and i think the younger players will learn from that. there's so much on it, when at the world cup semifinal, that does add to it. this match doesn't define us.
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i think the way we've made a mentality shift and change the way we want to play a little bit. it's something we need to be proud of. sometimes you lose games in t20, and today wasn't our day. there's more reaction to that match on the bbc sport website. that's also where you can find the latest from the england men's test team on day two of the second test agianast new zealand in wellington. fulham and wolves drew 1—1 tonight in the premier league. fulham would have moved level on points with fifth—placed newcastle with a win, but went 1—0 down when pablo sarabia scored after 20 minutes. it's his first goal for wolves. but fulham fought back and equalised through manor solomon. an important away point for wolves who are only four points off the relegation zone, while fulham stay seventh. chelsea manager graham potter says he and his children have received death threats, and his mental health has suffered
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with the pressure to get results. potter took over at stamford bridge in september, but has struggled recently — winning just once in their last ten matches in all competitions. chelsea say it's up to potter how he wishes to deal with the threats, but they're offering their full support to him and his family. you have to accept the fact that with the results aren't what they are, you accept criticism, and that's fair. i think the mood in here has always been relatively positive. so, it's not to say that it's easy. at all. your family life suffers, your mental health affairs, your personality is hard. but you're not not bothered. on the eve of their crucial game at the bottom of the premier league against leeds, southampton have appointed interim manager ruben selles until the end of the season. the spaniard was part of the coaching staff under ralph hasenhuttl, and stayed through nathanjones�* brief spell to lead
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the team to their win at chelsea last weekend. they're still bottom and three points from safety. leeds will have their new permanent managerjavi gracia in the dugout after he got his work permit through. he'll bejoined by long time assistant zigor aran—alde. they're just a point above southampton in 19th the draw for the last 16 of the europa league has been made with arsenal and manchester united both avoiding some of the bigger names remaining in the competition. united's reward for their impressive defeat of barcelona at old trafford last night is a tie against another spanish side real betis. arsenal meanwhile, will take on sporting. in the europa conference league, west ham united have drawn cypriot side aek larnaca. celtic have gone top of the swpl1 with a win in their old firm derby over rangers. caitlin hayes scored twice
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in a 3—0 victory that takes them above glasgow city on goal difference. rangers stay third. george russell says he does not expect mercedes to be competing for victory at the start of the formula 1 season next week, and that red bull are the team to beat. russell's car broke down during testing today in bahrain, limiting the laps he was able to do. max verstappen — in the new red bull car — was second quickest after completing 47 laps. alfa romeo's zhou guanyu clocked the fastest time of the day over 133 laps. the first race of the season is in bahrain on march fifth. andy murray produced a remarkable comeback, surviving five match points to beat jiri lehecka and reach the qatar open final. he took the first set of their semi final six love, but the czech won the second and looked on course for the final before murray saved those match points to force a tie—break which he won 8—6 to seal his place in the final.
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he's aiming for his first atp singles title in four years the wales team say there are "moving on" from their conflict with the welsh rugby union and are "fully focused" ahead of tomorrow's six nations game against england. potential strike action was averted following extensive negotiations between players and the wru, which saw both sides make �*compromises on key issues�*. captain ken owen says he's proud of the unity shown by the squad and now wants the focus to switch back to performances on the field. what's done is done. what's gone is gone. we've made a stand, we've, i think, made people stand up and take notice. shown the strength we have as a plane group and we can move on now and concentrate on the rugby. hopefully will get things
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done and the players will have their seats at the table and a voice and we won't end up in the situation again. in the premiership, bath missed the chance to get off the bottom of the table. they were leading bristol by 13 points to 12 at the rec when a] macginty�*s penalty gave the visitors a 15—12 victory. bristol are only two places above bath. hull fc and warrington have joined hull kr in winning their first two games of the new super league season. warrington won 16—12 at huddersfield. while hull subjected leeds to their second straight defeat. scott taylor's late try gave them a 22—18 victory at headingley. elsehwere wigan beat wakefield 60 points to nil. and finally — the hollywood owners of wrexham, ryan reynolds and rob mcellhennney are set to actually play for their club, not professionally though — or in the league — but their on pitch debuts will be in a "soccer tournament�* in the usa injune.
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the actors and directors will be in the squad alongside some former players, and it could earn the club a million dollars.. half of which the owners pledged to spend on community projects. that�*s all the sport for now. her name was ella, and some say she was the canary in the coal mine. this is the church which held her baptism, herfirst communion and, aged nine, herfuneral.
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she literally drowned in her own mucus and i know that�*s really hard for people to hear, and i think there were a few times i wanted to die, too. i think i was in such despair. so, the decision i had to make is do you carry on and fight for others or do you just walk away? this was ella�*s best friend, anais. hello! mwah, mwah! you�*ve gotten taller! no, i haven't. i'm still the same height! laughs. these have got... oh, my god, i haven�*t seen you for so long. i know! growing up, they had been inseparable.
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the very last phone call rosamond and ella had made was to anais, the night before ella died. i have very, very fond memories, even though we were so young, i get little snippets and memories of us bouncing around and balancing on beams and she loved it so much — she was such an active person — and what, for me, was so shocking is how one day she'd go from being so bubbly and happy and the next day, she'd be really, really ill in hospital. i think she was fanatically calling your house and i think it went through — and it went through to an answering machine... voicemail, yeah. ..voicemail, and she was wishing you happy birthday. yeah. i think that voicemail, i still — i can't listen to it. i think i listened to it the day after... ooh — i wondered that. ..before we came to your house. god — i always wondered that. yeah, but since then, i haven't been able to listen to it. but my birthday is a difficult day because i want to be happy because i know she should be want me to be happy on my birthday... you should be! yeah, you should be, because that�*s what she would have wanted. when i last saw her before my birthday, she was fine. so for me, it was really difficult
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to find out what had happened. in fact, it took rosamond seven years to fight for answers, crowdfunding money to pay for a high court battle to win a new inquest. overwhelmed. absolutely a fantastic day. giggles. and in 2020, that inquest proved what was really behind what had begun as a small cough. coughs. ella�*s new death certificate was groundbreaking, eventually listing air pollution amongst the causes of death — a moment so significant, it made headlines right around the world. in her final two years, ella had been rushed into a&e here in lewisham 30 times... hello! ..often into the care of doctor tina sajjhana. is there anyone who is left here?
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yes! there'sjonah... yep. ..and laurence. rosamond had been trained by staff here how to resuscitate her daughter — something that had happened many times when she stopped breathing and collapsed at home. you don't forget a child like that who's in hospital a lot, but i think there was something else. when ella smiled, she lit up the room. i will always remember us coming into a&e. she could be really sick when she came in. yeah, well, she will have collapsed at some point. watching her on that resuscitation bed, it wasjust incredibly frightening. losing a child is a very tragic thing but to turn that tragedy into something really positive, i think, can only be admired — admired to the top degree. ella�*s death certificate was a world first.
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it made this little girl from london global news. and since then, her face and her mother�*s fight has been adopted by clean air campaign is right around the world. 7 million people die every year because of pollution. 7 million. and this is notjust a number, may i remind you. my friend rosamond is in the audience today. rosamond, do you want to stand up briefly, please? give hera big hand. applause. she lost her beautiful nine—year—old daughter, ella, to pollution. the family lived less than 100 feet from south circular road, one of the busiest roads in london that had thousands and thousands of cars and buses and trucks driving by. normally, her death certificate would say asthma. but rosamond fought for the truth to save other children. so, i want to say thank you to rosamond for standing up
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and showing all of us that we can't keep lying. we have to tell the truth! the government estimates as many as 38,000 people a year die as a result of air pollution. the charity asthma and lung uk say a quarter of uk schools are in dangerously polluted areas and city hall data suggests that�*s 98% for london. how noisy is it here in your playground? really noisy. sometimes it can get really noisy. cars. ambulances. police cars. like, trucks. i have a child that has asthma so obviously, it�*s quite a little bit of a worry because he gets, like, three or four times a year, he will get quite a lot of cough. do you think the government is doing enough? do you think individuals are doing enough? i think the government
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is not doing enough. and as well, there is no awareness. they don�*t want to make people aware of it. in this school not far from ella�*s home, they took matters into their own hands. it�*s a busy road, isn�*t it? yeah, it's kinda fortunate that... siren wails.�*s busy. it's busy. i think it's got about 100,000 cars a day. we even sort of raised some money. in three months, we raised about £100,000 to build a green wall and to buy air purifiers for the classrooms, and we actually improved the air quality within a year by 37%. really?! yep. we couldn't quite believe it when we got the data. it was like, "whoa! "that kind of works!" if each of us does something — you know, we can all do something, can't we? for a decade, rosamond has asked the government to do more. she wants ella�*s law to make clean air a human right, but she and many in the science community are frustrated that uk ambitions fall far behind guidelines recommended by the world health organization.
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"we can and should go much further to reduce air pollution "and it is technically possible to do so." i think i said that. you did say that! and i think still think it. but is that an ambition shared by government? well, i think the thing which i�*ve tried to lay out in a report i did at the end of last year, there are many things we could do with vehicles, things we could do with construction, things we could do with agriculture which will lead to faster improvements in air quality for everybody. exhaust emissions from road transport have decreased dramatically in the last decade, largely down to tighter standards and greener cars. but emissions from wood—burning stoves and fires in homes have more than doubled in that time and new data shows in 2021, this was one of the factors causing the uk to breach legal limits of one of the worst air pollutants, particulate matter 2.5. the coroner in ella�*s inquest
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wrote to the government, saying the world health organization guidelines should be a minimum requirement and this would save lives. do you agree with that? well, i certainly think we should accelerate as fast as we can within the limits of what�*s technically possible. my point is there�*s a lot we can do technically we are currently not doing. in a statement, the government said: those who love ella say they can�*t understand the lack of urgency. i do have something for you. oh, lord, don�*t shock me or make me emotional because i�*ll kill you off—camera. this year, anais will graduate. oh, wow! her final year project is a study of the pollution which took a friend�*s life. you know how obsessed with research i am. she�*s done a research project. i�*m just so proud of you. abstract, of course. chuckles. it's got all of the scientific sections there. i know — i�*m so proud of you!
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this is amazing! this project, i think with every line i wrote, i kind of felt ella with me and i went in thinking, "i just want to understand more about what happened "and what was actually going on inside of her body "to cause this". but as i carried on writing, i realised that i found it difficult to remain — to remain kind of subjective about it and for me, ijust see a kind of a lack an ambition, especially in this country. one. but make no mistake, significant change is already happening in ella�*s name. how are you? today, we�*ve brought rosamond on a tour of london hospitals to hear for herself. what we used to do with conditions like asthma is we simply used to treat the child in front of us with the family and treat that disease. now, what we are started to do is to really link postcodes, look at air pollution. we collect that data, we can put it onto our electronic patient record and we can actually link that to then the child's
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condition and explain to the parents and the child where they live, what the effects of their local environment's having on them. postcode by postcode, they will monitor pollution and link to medical records. here at royal london hospital, they are opening what is thought to be a first — a dedicated air pollution unit for children. it isn't just an academic endeavour, it's notjust to do research, - it's to make a real difference to children's lives. _ it's the first time that a clinic has been funded to do that. i they will give their young patients air pollution monitors which will track their environment at home and school, just as doctors track the impact. the hope is reports they draw up can be used to advocate for people whose health is been damaged by the air they breathe. when it comes to housing, we'll give them a report. . that will feed them backl to who owns their house. we can advocate for them. this is one of the best things i�*ve actually heard. you can now have the power to actually advocate for them. so, do you know what? that is amazing.
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two. to come hear all the hospitals, i suddenly felt overwhelming emotion and i thought, "oh, my god. "she has inspired all this." it�*s pretty amazing. three. rosamond believes giving more information to families is good but when families have limited resources to act on that information, less pollution is better. if i knew then what i knew now, i would be left with a huge dilemma. one of the first things i would�*ve wanted to do straight away, which would have been really difficult, would have been to move. i don�*t think i�*ve ever said this publicly — there was a house further away, but it cost £10,000 more. of course, you know, it has gone round and round in my head — if only i had the money. i think most people like me, average
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people, we have very little choice. let�*s be really honest here about it. it is the poorest that live closer to roads. it is up to the government, it is the government�*s duty to look after its citizens. they have to clean up the air. after ella died, rosamond and ella�*s brother and sister sophia and robert chose a different way to walk to school every day. robert still developed asthma. we met them rehearsing for their sister�*s memorial concert — a memorial which would celebrate a short life but huge legacy. she was my role model because i always would try to copy her or look up to her and yeah, she was our favourite person. i think kind of proud but also it's quite bittersweet that, like, it had to be a life lost to have change but i'm proud that, like, her name will be remembered as, like, she helped a positive change in the world.
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what can you say to ella�*s siblings now who, at times, have really struggled? what message could you give to them? i think sometimes, when bad things happen and clearly unexpected and horrible, good can come out of it. she will change and has changed and is changing the way we conduct medicine, people's attitudes towards air pollution and health, and i think that will have a very, very long—term effect which hopefully will save many other children's lives that are in a similar position, and that's an amazing gift she's given everybody. we have come a long way but, as the government admits, there is still a way to go. 70 years ago, thick smog descended on london — the great smog. a smog so thick at times, it stopped ambulances and public transport. that event led to the uk�*s very first clean air act and many in the science community believe we need another clear air revolution today.
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change is happening because of this death certificate. and the research that convinced the coroner to write the death certificate came from professor stephen holgate. so, you are the man whose research pieced this all together? yes, and that involved also excluding other causes of severe asthma worsening. and by doing that, we were only left with one alternative — that was the air pollution. and i think what we had with ella is an extraordinary brave little child. being able to translate this all the way back to an individual makes it much more alive and much more understandable and, for the politician�*s point of view, much more relevant for them to get on and start cleaning up the air we breathe. because we know that by cleaning up the air, we don�*t only improve asthma, we reduce dementia, diabetes, chronic obstructive lung disease,
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heart disease, strokes, etc, etc, etc, so it all can be done and it�*s just a matter of will and, you know, we�*ve done this before. we had the clean air act in 1952. we changed the way we heated our homes and got rid of coal. we�*ve got to do the same. we�*ve got to step up to the challenge and improve the life of everybody as a result of that. the need to rise to the challenge is very much accepted. but how we do that and when we do that is up for debate. rosamond says she will not apologise to those who don�*t like measures brought in to try to make the air we breathe safer. they believe in freedom — the freedom to choose. it�*s an ideological choice.
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i sometimes think when it comes to a matter of life and death, you need to rise above that. if, on the 10th anniversary of ella�*s death, you were to send off a letter to heaven, what would you say to her? thank you, ella, and thank you of the privilege of being your mum. and still love you — that has never changed. that�*s quite easy for me to answer that. even in my moments when i go to the cemetery, i do say, "oh, bubba, i know you suffered so much and it will never make up for it, but so much is being done in your name and so many lives are being saved". i think that�*s important.
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hello there. on friday, we had some sunny spells that worked southwards across the uk through the day. lovely end of the day in cumbria. see the blue skies and the setting sun here. wasn�*t like that everywhere, though. across northeast scotland, we certainly had a lot of cloud, and that cloud thick enough to bring some showers. now, i�*m talking about this cloud here in aberdeenshire. that cloud is actually from this cloud sheet you can see here in the north sea. now, this cloud sheet is really very extensive, and if i put on the winds that are blowing that cloud long, those winds will take that cloud sheet in across eastern areas of the country. the big problem is the computer models really aren�*t doing very well with this cloud. you can see it�*s nowhere near extensive enough. but i think over the next few hours, we are going to see that cloud
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sheets come in across northern and eastern scotland, eastern areas of england, running right up to the pennines, i think, and probably across the east midlands and into parts of east anglia as well. that will keep the frost at bay for these areas. but, further west, we are looking at clear skies and it�*s going to be a cold night with temperatures down to about “4. now, bear in mind, i think it will be a cloudy day across northern and eastern scotland, and for much of the day, eastern england. a cloud thick enough for an occasional shower and there�*ll be a cold northeasterly wind as well. the best of any sunshine will be further west, so, west england, wales, northern ireland and west scotland not faring too badly. temperatures, perhaps, actually, close to average or a little bit below even, but it will feel chilly in those cold northeasterly winds. now, heading into the second half of the weekend, the area of high pressure bringing this relatively quiet weather is here to stay. the winds not quite as strong, but they�*ll be coming straight up the thames estuary, adding to the chill in london. and, once again, there will be extensive cloud across these eastern areas tending to work inland at times. but again, it�*s the western side of the british isles that
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will have the best of the breaks in the cloud and the best in the day�*s sunshine. temperatures 7 or 8 celsius. now, into next week, this area of high pressure isn�*t going to move very far, very fast. the winds change direction a little bit and that will kind of tend to change where the sunny breaks are, but again, ithink probably western england, west and wales will have some of the best breaks on monday, perhaps a little bit more in the way of cloud filtering through the central belt of scotland. and the largely dry and quiet weather continues for most of next week, with temperatures running more or less near average for the time of year. that�*s the latest.
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