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Donald Trump is embroiled in more controversy amid claims that Russia

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Unverified reports say that Russian intelligence agencies have

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compromising details about his business interests

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Russia dismisses the claims as pulp fiction.

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The President-elect calls it a political witch hunt.

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Mr Trump will give his first media conference since elected later

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today. We'll have the latest

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from Washington. The Prime Minister and the Labour

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leader clash in the commons over The death of seven-year-old

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Katie Rough - a 15-year-old girl appears in court in York charged

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with her murder. An emotional farewell -

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after eight years in office Barack Obama prepares to step down

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and pays tribute to his wife. For the past 25 years you have not

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only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best

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friend. CHEERING

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And coming up in the sport on BBC News:

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Sam Warburton is close to stepping down as the Wales captain.

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Alan Wyn Jones would be his likely replacement for the Six Nations.

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Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.

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Russia has dismissed media reports that it's holding compromising

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It comes after claims in America that Russian intelligence agencies

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have obtained personally compromising material

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about his business interests and his private life.

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Mr Trump - who has denied the allegations -

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is due to hold a news confererence this afternoon - his first

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He tweeted that the intelligence agencies shouldn't have allowed the

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information to leak. He took one more shot at them and said are we

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living in Nazi Germany. He will hold a news conference this afternoon,

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his first since November. Our correspondent

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Jonny Dymond reports. In nine days' time he will be

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President but never has a President-elect been so ensnared in

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controversy. The allegations that swirl around him and his aides are

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unverified. Explosive allegations, all denied by the man himself, of

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unusual sexual practices and financial impropriety. Leaked to a

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website. The suggestion that Russian President Vladimir Putin had

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material which could compromise America's new President. From Mr

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Trump, a flat, loud denial. Many people accept that Donald Trump is

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the President-elect. But recognise that there are issues, that there

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are problems, particularly with Russia that need to be addressed.

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And so I think that is something that lawmakers are looking, and I

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think the intelligence community would like to see Donald Trump take

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a more proactive approach to addressing. Moscow's reach into the

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trumpet campaign and the President-elect's success has been a

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focus of claim and counterclaim for months. The latest allegations were

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reportedly compiled by a former British intelligence official who

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was once based in the Russian capital. He is described as a

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credible source. Donald Trump has an extensive network of links to

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Russia. This beauty pageant three years ago just one. He has gone out

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of his way to praise the Russian President. His campaign team stands

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accused of improper relationships with the Russian government.

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Gathered by political opponents to discredit Mr Trump, the report

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claims that the Russian government obtained material with which to

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blackmail the new President. With Albert hotel rooms and clandestinely

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things, the report reads like a spy thriller -- bugged hotel runs. One

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Trump associate, a lawyer, shot down an allegation almost immediately.

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Russia scoffed. TRANSLATION: Fabrication of such

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spoofed stories is an obvious attempt to damage our bilateral

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relations. Washington waits for a new

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commander-in-chief, a man who promises to overturn the old order,

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a man confronted by his own spy chiefs with the most period of

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allegations. Never before has the office of a new President been under

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such scrutiny. Jonny Dymond, BBC News.

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Well our correspondent Paul Wood is in Washington.

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It is early morning in America but Trump has already taken to Twitter,

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clearly furious about the claims. Is not the first time he has attacked

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the CIA but we have not seen language like this from him for

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quite some time. Let's start with what we know. It was definitely

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originally compiled by a former British intelligence agent, this

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report, from an MI6 man. He did it for what is known as opposition

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research company, in Washington, DC, a company I know quite well, and

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have visited often. They worked first of all four Jeb Bush's

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SuperPACs in the Republican primaries and then for an anonymous

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Democratic party donor. The allegations themselves are extremely

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limited and out of fairness to Mr Trump and anybody under the age of

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18 watching I don't think we should relate them. Here is the crucial

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point. I was able to send a message into the CIA in November to ask

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about these allegations. It is illegal for any official to talk to

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me about them but I got a message back from an intermediary who said

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the allegations were regarded as credible, and more than that, there

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was more than a single source, not just the MI6 man. There was

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supposedly more than one take, not just video but audio, more Amaq more

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than one date and not just in Moscow but in St Petersburg as well.

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Obviously the Russians have blackmail material on the Russians

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they would hardly release it, so these are allegations, but they are

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allegations regarded as credible, not the same as saying accurate, but

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they are regarded as credible by the US intelligence community. Paul

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Wood, in Washington, thank you. The Prime Minister has called

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the Red Cross irresponsible and overblown for talking

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about a humanitarian crisis At Prime Minister's Questions

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the Labour leader Jeremy corbyn said At Prime Minister's Questions

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the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the NHS was in crisis

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but the Prime Minister Our political correspondent

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Iain Watson reports. Some medical professionals are

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issuing critical warnings of the worst of a winter crisis in the NHS

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and now Labour want to turn this into a political crisis by piling

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pressure on the Government. Is there a crisis in the NHS? He doesn't use

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the C work Jeremy Hunt wouldn't talk of a crisis but has suggested

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patients shouldn't make their way to A departments unless the case is

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urgent and today Jeremy Corbyn attacked a Prime Minister accusing

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her of trying to wriggle out of the target that most patients should be

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seen within four hours.. She agree with him that the best way

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to solve the crisis of the four our weight is to fiddle the figures are

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so people are not seem to be waiting so long on hospital trolleys in NHS

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hospitals? Over the Christmas period we saw the day where more people

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were treated in accident and emergency within four hours than had

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ever happened before. Earlier this week the Prime Minister said she

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wanted to create a shared society. Well, we certainly have got that.

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More people sharing hospital corridors on trolleys. More people

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sharing waiting areas at A departments. More people sharing in

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anxiety created by this government. Our NHS, Mr Speaker, is in crisis.

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But the Prime Minister is in denial. The last thing the NHS needs is a

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check from labour that bounces. The only way we can ensure we have

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funding for the National health Service is a strong economy

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yesterday the Right Honourable gentleman proved he is not only

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incompetent but he would destroy our economy and that would devastate our

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National Health Service. It is only a heartbeat away for the politicians

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at Westminster is the NHS is never far from their thoughts. The

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government say they have met the pressures of the NHS by increasing

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funding and bringing about improvements. The opposition parties

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don't think that is good enough. But what would they do if they had the

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power? The Lib Dems have set up an expert panel to look particularly at

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the idea of a dedicated health and care tax and set alongside that an

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independent assessment of how much money the health and care system

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needs. In the medium term we would argue bringing forward 700 million

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for social care which is allocated for 2019, let's not wait until 2019.

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?700 million is just a down payment, not enough. White correct, we need

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to look at this across the board for the long-term. Labour now feel the

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government is vulnerable on the NHS, but the Conservatives will continue

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to argue that only they can provide a robust economy that will pay for

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it. Iain Watson, BBC News, Westminster.

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Norman Smith is in Westminster for us now. How much pressure is the

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Prime Minister really under over this?

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Sophie, I think the Prime Minister was on the defensive, on the back

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foot now over the NHS. Yes, she acknowledged there were precious but

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she put that down to long-term pressures over an ageing population,

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increasingly complex patient demands, traditional winter

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illnesses. She rejected out of hand the idea of any emergency funding.

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She lambasted the Red Cross for saying there was a humanitarian

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crisis and always seemed to play down some of the terrible trolley

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waits that have made headlines in recent days, describing them as a

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small number of incidents were unacceptable practices have taken

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place. There is a view at Westminster that Theresa May just

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doesn't quite get the NHS as a political issue. The intensity of

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the argument about it, the emotions around it, the vulnerability of the

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Tory party on this issue, not in the same way as her predecessor David

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Cameron. There is also a view that she thinks more money, billions

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more, has been given to the NHS while other departments are being

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cut and yet still they can't manage. Why should they get even more? And

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lastly there is Brexit. This place has been dominated for months by

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Brexit and now the NHS has sort of broken to the surface like a great

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big iceberg and I wonder whether it has caught the Government off-guard.

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The danger, though, for Mrs May, is however passionate people feel about

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Brexit they probably feel as, if not even more passionate, about the

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health service. Norman Smith, thank you.

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Well, health experts are warning that without fundamental action,

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millions of older, ill and disabled people will - in their words -

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Our health correspondent Robert Piggott reports.

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Outside hospitals heaving ambulances are a visual testament, says the

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Royal College of Physicians, to the crisis facing the NHS. With the New

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Year at some hospitals have faced unprecedented pressure with 20% more

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patients than this time last year. Another trauma coming in now. A BBC

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documentary gained access to one of Britain's busiest hospitals, St

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Mary's in Paddington, as it struggled to meet overwhelming

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demand. Accident and emergency departments have borne the brunt of

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the increasing need for care. What about trauma beds? Two. As patients

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continue to arrive a shortage of social care has made it hard to

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discharge those who have recovered. The minute that we have had

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problems, usually due to patients not being able to leave the hospital

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at the other end we end up in this state -- bed problems. There is no

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cubicle anywhere in A Patients are worth dumber waiting longer in

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queues or corridors for treatment. It is easier to say what we have got

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which is nothing at the moment. It means hard decisions about who to

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treat. This case has trumped the patient with cancer that was going

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to get done in the other theatre, because she's got a condition which

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will kill her some time in the next three, four, five, six hours. So if

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we don't do it now then there is going to be no five hours' time for

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them. Specialist doctors blamed a shortage of qualified staff, saying

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they are stretched too thin lead to meet the challenge they face.

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Our members fear that people's lives are at risk because they can't get

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around to see the patients that aren't yet in the emergency

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department, or indeed waiting for results to come back. Members and

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fellows have been writing in and our council members specifically have

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said to me this is the worst they have ever seen. The Department of

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Health said it had invested ?10 billion to develop health services

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and relieve pressure on hospitals. And since last year had recruited

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3000 extra nurses and 1600 more doctors. But will it meet increasing

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demand? Doctors and experts in social care say the time has come to

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rethink the long-term future of the NHS. Robert Piggott, BBC News.

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Well, with me is our health editor Hugh Pym.

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The NHS is always under pressure at this time of year -

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but how much more serious is the situation now?

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Well, yes, at this time of year there is always particular pressure

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straight after the holiday season. People going to hospital, maybe

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having held back. What seems to be different this time is the sheer

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volume. It was busy enough last year, hospitals were really

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stretched. The volume increase, 20% at one hospital more patients coming

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through the door, and figures leaked to the BBC yesterday of the numbers

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who had to wait unacceptably long periods, 12 hours on a trolley

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before they could get a bed, reveal a really big increase there as well.

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So it isn't a massive pressure. And for the Royal College of Physicians

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and other leading health and social care leaders, to say this was

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unacceptable and lives were at risk as we heard in Robert's peas, shows

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how seriously the medical profession is taking it. Theresa May and the

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Government acknowledges this and she did in the House of Commons but

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there does not seem to be a change in policy. They say they have put

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more money in, they have put more into social care, but how long that

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is sustainable is anyone's guess. We are in early January, in this

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situation winter doesn't simply end in the middle of January, they could

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be two more months of pressure, a cold snap adding to the volume of

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people going to hospital, there could be a nasty outbreak of flu.

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All of these things could come along and push the whole thing even closer

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to a quite dangerous situation. That is the challenge for the government.

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Hugh Pym, thank you. You can see more on the NHS tonight

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in a special BBC documentary called Hospital on BBC Two at 9pm.

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A 15-year-old girl has appeared in court charged with the murder

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Katie Rough was found critically injured near a playing field

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in the Woodthorpe area on Monday afternoon - she died

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Our correspondent Fiona Trott is in York.

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Inside court the mother of Katie Rough and other family members

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listened as a lawyer spoke on behalf of the teenager confirming her name

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and address. Because of the severity of the charges this was a regular

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magistrates court sitting this morning and not use court despite

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the young age of the defendant. She is to appear before Leon Cort on

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Friday charged with murder and possessing an offensive weapon. It

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is understood that Katie Rough was found near a playing field behind

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some houses in the wood area on Friday, on Monday afternoon.

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Residents said that they saw a woman in street crying asking for an

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ambulance. The seven-year-old was taken to hospital but died from her

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injuries are a short time later. It has had the community hard, it has

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affected people who do not know the family, a fundraising page was set

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up on line overnight by a woman whose present but she wanted to help

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the family through this terrible time. -- who said that.

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The Forth Road Bridge remains shut in both directions after a lorry

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crossing this morning - was blown over.

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The driver has been charged with dangerous driving.

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High winds have caused problems across large parts of northern

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More than two thousand homes across the north east

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A main shopping street in Newcastle City Centre has also

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been closed because of damage caused by the weather.

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Lorna Gordon is at the Forth Road Bridge now.

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The wind over the past 30 minutes has been gusting to just shy of 50

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miles an hour. It is causing problems for the engineers trying to

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remove the lorry from the centre of the Forth Road Bridge. This is the

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main artery into Edinburgh from the north and tens of thousands of cars

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normally cross every day. But for the past 11 hours it has been

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completely empty of traffic. People having to take a 50 mile detour to

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get into Scotland's capital. Not just problems here though because of

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the weather but elsewhere across the country.

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In the early hours of the morning strong wind blew over the story as

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it tried to travel north on the Forth Road Bridge. It happened at

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around 2am, the lorry falling over onto the southbound carriageway

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forgot the bridge was closed to HGVs at the time and the driver has been

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charged with dangerous driving. Hours later and the road which links

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Edinburgh to Fife would usually have been packed with rush-hour traffic.

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Instead it was silent. The recovery process delayed because of the

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conditions. There was extensive damage to the Central reserve, the

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most extensive we have ever had on the bridge. Conditions were blustery

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at the time, the bridge was closed to all high sided vehicles from just

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past midnight and at the time of passage is the gusts were around 74

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miles an hour. Elsewhere in Newcastle city centre, Newgate

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Street was closed when part of the roof of this Debenhams store was

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torn off and debris strewn across the normally busy city centre

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street. In Feltham in a house and these cars were also badly damaged.

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And in Gateshead conditions were so bad that the wind managed to blow

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this shed into the road from a field. Northern Power Grid which

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supplies homes in the North East and Yorkshire said that the wind caused

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more than 25 thousand customers to lose power and meanwhile SSE

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engineers are working to restore power to 1500 properties in the

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North of Scotland. Today we had severe gales across the northern

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half of the UK and impact on the weather and the air is just getting

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colder. It is coming from a long way north ad is leading in more wintry

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showers across northern parts. But tomorrow we have a spell of rain

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across southern parts of England and Wales and with colder behind it that

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could turn the rain to snow and sleet in the south-east in time for

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the evening rush hour tomorrow. After several hours, cruise on the

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Forth Road Bridge have managed to remove the lorry from the central

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reservation but it cannot be completely taken off until the

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weather improves. Of course the weather forecast, the wind is again

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forecast to pick up as the afternoon progresses. It is causing problems

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with some very roots in Scotland, possible snow showers on some of the

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high roads as well and as to the Forth Road Bridge, they have to wait

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for the wind to dip below 40 miles an hour for 20 minutes before they

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can start removing the lorry. Even when the lorry has gone there will

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be checks on infrastructure so possible delays and destruction here

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for the next few days. Donald Trump is embroiled in more

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controversy amid claims that Russia He has called it a political

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witchhunt. After meeting at a factory

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making Lancaster bombers in World War Two, Trudie and Barclay

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celebrate their 73rd Jurgen Klopp prepares

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to recall his big name Liverpool players for tonight's EFL Cup

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semi-final against Southampton after fielding a weakened team

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in the FA Cup. There was an emotional goodbye

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from President Obama last night as he delivered his farewell speech

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to the American people He listed his achievements

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after eight years in the White House as thousands of his supporters

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chanted "four more years!" And he struck a sombre note,

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as he warned of threats to US democracy from inequality

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and racism, and derided many of the policies

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advocated by his successor, From Chicago Laura Trevelyan

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sent this report. Barack Obama returned to Chicago,

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the place where his political career began, to deliver his long

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planned farewell address. Smiling that one away,

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the president used his platform to underline what he sees

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as his achievements. If I had told you eight

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years ago that America would reverse a great recession,

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reboot our auto industry, and unleash the longest

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stretch of job creation If I had told you that we would win

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marriage equality and secure the right to health insurance

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for another 20 million If I had told you all that,

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you might have said our sights Turning to his theme

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of what could undermine America's democracy,

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the nation's first black president was direct

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about the state of race relations. After my election there was talk

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of a post-racial America. And such a vision, however well

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intended, was never realistic. Race remains a potent and often

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divisive force in our society. And after a divisive

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election campaign, America, we weaken those ties

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when we allow our political dialogue to become so corrosive that people

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of good character are not even willing to enter

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into public service. So coarse with rancour that

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Americans with whom we disagree are seen not just as misguided,

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but as malevolent. For Americans depressed

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by the state of their politics, the message from the man who started

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out as a community If you're tired of arguing

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with strangers on the internet, try talking with one of them

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in real life. If something needs fixing,

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then lace up your shoes If you're disappointed

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by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some

:24:31.:24:40.

signatures, and run Paying tribute to his wife

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Michelle and his daughters, Michelle Lavon Robinson,

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girl of the south side... For the past 25 years you have

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not only been my wife and mother of my children,

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you have been my best friend. For those who had lined up for hours

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to hear him speak in person, I thought it was very uplifting

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and it gave us a message And it was just, it was

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what we needed to hear right now. We had a tough election and we just

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need to keep fighting Barack Obama's supporters

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were heartened by his And he leaves office with his

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personal popularity at a high. But that didn't stop the American

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voters from choosing And now Barack Obama must

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watch as Republicans try A white supremacist has been

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sentenced to death for killing nine black people at a church in the US

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state of South Carolina in 2015. Dylann Roof opened fire 75 times

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during a bible study class in what prosecutors said

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was a racially-motivated attack. He rejected a final chance

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to plead for his life at the court in Charleston,

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telling the jury he still felt This is the man condemned to death

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for the cold-blooded murder of nine Dylann Roof was convicted last month

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of 33 federal charges including He told the sentencing

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hearing that he felt he The brother of one

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of his victims said the sentence would not bring

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back his beloved sister. I wish that this verdict

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could have brought her back. The prosecutor said on June 17,

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2015, members of one of Charleston's most historic black

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churches had opened the door for a He had come with a hateful

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heart and a Glock 45. He had sat in a Bible study group

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for 40 minutes before opening fire as they closed

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their eyes to pray. Turning the peaceful church

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into a bloody crime scene. One of those who died

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was the local pastor and state A personal friend of the outgoing

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president, who sang at his execution for a federal

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hate crime conviction. It a hard thing to know that someone

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is going to lose their But when you look at the totality

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of what happened, it's hard to say that this person deserves to live

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when nine others don't. Dylann Roof will be

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formally sentenced A couple who met at a factory

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making Lancaster bombers in World War Two are celebrating

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their 73rd wedding anniversary. Trudie, who's 97, met 96-year-old

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Barclay Patoir when he joined the factory at Speke,

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Merseyside. Despite opposition to the union,

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they married and moved to a new house on an estate

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in Wythenshawe, Manchester, They have two daughters,

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three grandchildren and seven Our correspondent

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Stuart Flinders reports. Barclay was an apprentice

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engineer in British In 1942 he found

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himself in Liverpool. It was freezing cold

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and the snow was an eye-opener. Barclay was put to

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work making Lancaster ARCHIVE REEL: Many thousands of men

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and women toil night gigantic warplanes

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for Bomber Command. His assistant on the

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production line was Trudie. They would say, he's

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ruining you, isn't he? He used to bring me

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sandwiches in and make Barclay and Trudie took

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a shine to each other. And a visit to the

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Empire Theatre to see star singer Richard

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Tauber clinched it. We went to see Richard

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Tauber and it was... But in the Liverpool of the 1940s,

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Trudie and Barclay faced And that was because you are white

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and Barclay's black? What advice would you

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give a young couple If he's got a night out,

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she has to have one. What do you think,

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Barclay, what advice Now this next bit of footage

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is pretty extraordinary. The pictures come from a camera

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attached to the neck of a female polar bear and show two bears

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breaking through ice sheets The US Geological Survey hopes it'll

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help researchers better understand how the animals are responding

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to declining sea ice levels. Sticking my neck out a little bit,

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we've been watching forecasts with snow, there is some snow on the way.

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It is going to be tricky to forecast it. But the low pressure is what has

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been the story today across the North, blowing a gale. It has been

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nasty across the north-east of England and into Scotland. The wind

:31:27.:31:31.

starting to ease a little now but still blustery. And wintry showers

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across the North. This evening it is fairly quiet, some icy patches

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across northern areas. Cold air coming in from the Arctic. But we

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are watching areas to the South West and what is happening, this is

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complicated. You have mild error on the one hand coming from the South

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and colder air from the north. You get that clash and then you get this

:31:59.:32:03.

boundary, narrow boundary where rain and snow start to mix. So zooming in

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a bit, we also have a weather front coming in and initially it begins as

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rain with milder error to the south coming from the Atlantic. As the

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rain moves towards the east and the North it starts to mix in with that

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colder air coming from the North through the Midlands and into the

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south-east. It is difficult, if it snows over the hills we could be

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talking about five centimetres or maybe more. It could even settle

:32:40.:32:45.

across London in part. In the North it is different, straightforward

:32:46.:32:49.

north-westerly wind bringing in the showers. So to areas of snow, this

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awkward mix of rain, sleet and snow across the South which is a

:32:56.:33:00.

nightmare for forecasters. It is a mix of weather on the way. But the

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point is Thursday night into Friday, in the South and north, it could be

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nasty with icy stretches and also on Friday we have another weather

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system coming in from the north sliding along the east. These are a

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potential storm surge, so waves could overtop some of those sea

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defences and on top of but we also have wintry weather. So a real mix

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of weather on the way. Beautifully explained!

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A reminder of our main story this lunchtime.

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Donald Trump is embroiled in more controversy amid claims that Russia

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That's all from the BBC News at One - so it's goodbye from me -

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