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The music world is paying tribute to Chuck Berry -
the guitarist and songwriter who, for many, invented rock and roll -
The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger said Berry had been an inspiration
who had lit up his teenage years and blew life into the Stones'
David Sillito looks back at his life.
# Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans
# Way back up in the woods among the evergreen
# There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
# Where lived a country boy named Johnny B Goode...#
# It's a jumpin' little record I want my jockey to play...#
If any one person could claim to have invented rock'n'roll,
# Maybellene, why can't you be true...#
His formula - take rhythm and blues, mix it with country and add electric
guitar, and sing about the stuff that teenagers care about.
Half of the young people go to school.
Half of the people have cars, I wrote about cars and mostly
all the people, if they're not now, they'll soon be in love.
Charles Berry was born in St Louis, Missouri.
As a teenager, he spent time in prison for armed robbery,
he married young, trained as a hairdresser
It was Muddy Waters who suggested he record a song
Of course, he was only one of many rock'n'roll pioneers.
And another spell in prison, a conviction for immorality
with a 14-year-old girl, halted his career.
# Up in the mornin' and out to school #
When he re-emerged, he discovered that his sound
He was, though, something of a loner.
He would often turn up and play with whoever was around.
Sometimes, he wouldn't even hand out a set list.
He knew everyone would know the songs.
And he wasn't always easy to get on with,
as his fan, Keith Richards, found out.
I've been living for 60 years with it!
But is it going to be here, after we're
But, as John Lennon said, if you wanted to give rock'n'roll
another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.
Chuck Berry, who has died at the age of 90.
The NHS is facing a "mission impossible" to meet the standards
and targets required by the Government,
that's according to the organisation which represents health
For the first time, NHS providers says the money allocated
for the next financial year beginning in April is not enough
to meet growing patient demand and will make it difficult if not
impossible to meet targets like A waiting times.
It's been a winter of unprecedented strain on the NHS,
with hospitals full - or close to it - and patient
The Budget earlier this month included new funding for social care
and investment in A units in England.
NHS providers representing hospitals and other trusts said that may ease
some of the pressure, but there'll still be a yawning gap
in the resources needed just to keep services ticking over.
This is the first time in recent NHS history that trusts are saying
they cannot deliver the key accident and emergency and elective surgery
That's before the year has even started.
That's the first time ever that's actually happened.
The warning comes after the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt,
said hospitals in England should get back to the target of seeing
or assessing 95% of patients in A within four hours.
It's not going to be overnight, but it is essential.
I am expecting the NHS to return to that target during the course
But NHS providers say it's unprecedented to warn,
even before the financial year begins, that, on current planned
budgets, the A standard and others can't be met.
The organisation says there will be big increases in the number
of patients in England who lose out because key targets are missed,
with 1.8 million waiting more than four hours in A and 100,000
waiting more than 18 weeks for routine surgery.
The Department of Health said the comments fail to acknowledge
that the NHS has a strong plan to improve performance and that
staff were working hard to treat thousands more people each year
North Korea's state media says its military has tested a new
The announcement came during a visit to China
by the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
Mr Tillerson told China's president, Xi Jinping, that President Trump
looks forward to enhancing understanding between
A one-year-old boy has died and his twin sister
is in a critical condition after they were found with serious
Police, who were called to a flat in Finsbury Park,
are trying to find out what happened.
Victims of sexual assault and rape will no longer have to go
through the ordeal of giving evidence in court under changes
being brought forward by the Justice Secretary, Liz Truss.
From September, the cross-examination of alleged victims
will be pre-recorded and played to the jury.
It follows a trial involving child victims who said the system made
them feel less pressured and better able to recall events.
The Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has accused Theresa May
of pursuing nationalist and protectionist policies that
will badly damage Britain when it leaves the EU.
He's told his party's spring conference Mrs May's decision
to seek a hard Brexit wasn't what people had voted
If I were a business person, who had given money to today's
Conservative Party, I would demand my money back.
You were sold a free-market, international, pro-business party.
What you got is protectionism, nationalism, economic vandalism.
Stuart Flinders is in York where the conference is being held
Tim Farron seeming to be positioning himself to be attractive as the Lib
Dems to some Tory voters who are not happy with the way Theresa May was
handling Brexit? That was the pitch for the business vote but he is
appealing more widely to voters on the centre-left. The Lib Dems only
have nine seats in parliament but they point to the fact that
membership is higher now than it has been the 20 years and there was a
surge in members during the time of the European referendum and the
election of Donald Trump and they say that a significant. He painted a
stark picture of change across the world today and he positioned the
Conservatives under Theresa May as part of an emerging consensus on the
political right characterised by nationalism, authoritarianism and
protectionism. He compared Theresa May to Vladimir Putin and Donald
Trump, and threw in the name of Marine Le Pen, the French National
Front for good measure. The point is his party, in this country at least,
has become the home in absence of effective opposition from Labour of
the disillusioned. Thank you. The RAC is warning most drivers
buying new cars will face increased Among the worst hit will be those
purchasing greener, more environmentally-friendly hybrid
vehicles - some of which will attract road tax -
or vehicle excise duty, as it's now formally known -
for the first time, as our business correspondent
Joe Lynam explains. Car drivers were encouraged to go
green by Gordon Brown in the early 2000s. He wanted us to drive cars
with low carbon emissions in return for paying less road tax and in some
cases nothing. But from next month that's about to change with road tax
increasing for new, greener cars. Most cars bought from April the 1st
will pay an initial charge depending on their emissions and then ?140
after that every year. It means hybrid cars will have to pay ?130 in
road tax, and cars costing ?40,000 or more will face an additional
premium, but luckily new duties will have no effect on cars already on UK
roads. Already we are hearing dealerships have been very busy in
the build-up to this change, people are trying to get in there before
they will be hit by the extra cost, but we are expecting afterwards
there to be a lull, particularly hitting hybrid car sales. The
Government says the new vehicle excise duty will be fair to
motorists, good for the environment and improve air quality by
encouraging the take-up of cleaner vehicles. This is a plug-in hybrid
vehicle which means when it is running on its battery it doesn't
emit any noxious gases at all but if you buy this vehicle from people you
will be paying ?440 per year more than if you bought it today. Some
people believe that will dis- incentivise people from buying green
cars. You can see more on all of today's
stories on the BBC News Channel. The next news on BBC
One is at 5.30pm. Hello, it is fair to say it has been
pretty mild across much of the country this weekend. We have had a
lot of cloud and outbreaks of rain, it is looking pretty soggy through
Central parts of the UK through this morning as it has been across parts