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Tonight at 10:00.

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Heavy snow hits the UK,

with warnings of much more

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disruption for millions

of people tomorrow.

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A red alert across large parts

of central Scotland tonight,

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the most severe weather warning,

meaning there's a risk to life.

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No flights at Glasgow airport

until tomorrow lunchtime -

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foil blankets are handed out

to stranded passengers

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as they bed down for the night.

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Snow on this scale, whilst not

unprecedented, is unusual.

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We'd have to go back a number

of years to see an event like this.

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Thousands of schools were closed

today across the UK,

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allowing children to take

to their sledges.

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And it's forecast to be

just as bad tomorrow,

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with weather warnings for more snow

and very low temperatures in almost

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every part of the UK.

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Also tonight.

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A warning on Brexit,

former Prime Minister Sir John Major

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urges Theresa May to put country

before Party and not rule out

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a second referendum.

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Let Parliament decide,

or put the issue back to the people.

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More than 5,000 jobs at risk as two

big high street names,

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Toys R Us and Maplin, collapse.

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The UK's fishing industry -

worth more than £1 billion a year,

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we report on the impact

Brexit could have.

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A snowy win for Spurs

tonight, but a game marred

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by the controversial

video referee technology.

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Coming up on Sportsday on BBC News.

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More VAR controversy,

a disallowed penalty and plenty

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of goals too on a crazy night

in the FA Cup at Wembley.

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Good evening.

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There are severe weather

warnings in place tonight

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for almost all of the UK,

as snow continues to fall

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and sub-zero temperatures intensify.

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Across large parts of Scotland,

including Glasgow and Edinburgh,

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a red alert is in place tonight -

the Met office's most

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severe weather warning,

meaning that lives could be at risk.

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People are being told not

to travel in central Scotland

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until mid-morning tomorrow

at the earliest.

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Across the whole of the UK today,

temperatures were well below zero

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first thing this morning,

with Farnborough in Hampshire

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the coldest at -11.7 Celsius.

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Snow fell across large parts

too, with more than 31

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centimetres in Cumbria.

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And thousands of schools

across England, Wales, Scotland

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and Northern Ireland were closed.

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Lorna Gordon is in Glasgow.

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Large parts of Scotland ground to a

halt today. By my calculations,

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around 3.5 million people fall

within the Red Warning area. In

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cities like Lars there has been a no

public transport since it has been

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in force. There are no trains, no

buses, very few planes have been

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able to take. For those who have

taken to the roads, some people have

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been stuck for hours.

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At the pale end of winter, the

highest alert for snow. The driving

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treacherous, the disruption

widespread. Heading out in these

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conditions isn't advised. This is

the first time Scotland has had a

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Red Warning of this kind, in force

across a large swathe of the

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country's most heavily populated

areas. Frequent showers and drifting

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snow leading to fears some rural

communities could be cut off.

Is it

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OK to come in? How are you?

In this

village on the outskirts of Glasgow,

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the local minister has been looking

in on the elderly and vulnerable. In

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this kind of weather is good for

everyone to look out for their

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neighbours.

It is indeed. Even the

smallest gesture, just checking in

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on someone to make sure they are

safe is important. We wouldn't

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advocate people going out in this

kind of weather. Stay warm, stay

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safe and let us come to you.

As the

Red Warning to cold, Glasgow's

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normally busy city centre streets

were instead close to deserted. One

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person took to their skis.

It's

pretty unusual for us in Scotland.

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We have some severe weather but snow

on this scale is unusual. Weird have

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to go back a number of years to see

an event like this.

Jackknifed

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lorries meant on some roads even the

gritters and snowploughs struggled

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to get through. The M80 travelling

north grantor halt with driver stuck

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for hours.

20 minutes ago we moved

about 100 yards and we stopped

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again. For a while when it was

daylight, the sky cleared and it was

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quite optimistic. The next thing was

it went black and heavy, heavy

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showers of snow.

Blizzard conditions

lead to problems at the airports

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too. Most flights in Glasgow were

cancelled. The Red Cross bringing in

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temporary bedding for hundreds of

passengers stranded overnight. One

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sign perhaps of how extreme this

weather has been, deer coming down

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from the hills in Perthshire in

search of shelter or food. More than

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1600 schools across Scotland have

been closed for the day. Many will

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remain closed tomorrow too. This

weather has been exceptional, and

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it's not over yet. Lorna Gordon, BBC

News, Glasgow.

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Wherever you are in the UK, travel

is going to be difficult tomorrow.

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Almost every train operator will be

affected again by the conditions

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with some rail lines

completely shut again.

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Airports across the UK are warning

of more delays and cancellations.

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And motorists are being advised not

to make any unnecessary journeys.

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Our correspondent Danny Savage

is in Durham tonight.

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The infrastructure of the UK has

taken a real battering over the last

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24 hours. This is the East Coast

mainline. Trains are coming through

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tonight which are more than four

hours late. There has been a

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critical incident declared in

Lincolnshire with police wanting to

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use military vehicles to get people

to hospital. Also in south Wales,

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many schools will be closed until

next week. There's a long way to go

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yet before things start to improve.

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Day three of this Siberian blast,

and things have got much worse.

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This was Cumbria, but it could have

been virtually anywhere in northern

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and eastern Britain.

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Hundreds of vehicles,

on many different routes,

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ended up getting stuck.

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The A46 Lincoln bypass was blocked

by stranded lorries.

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In south-east London,

a man in his 60s died

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after falling into a frozen pond

in Danson Park, in Welling.

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It's the worst snowfall

in the capital for several years,

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and canals have been left frozen.

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Landmarks faded from view

as blizzards swept in,

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and young and old took to the slopes

in city parks.

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Further north in Norwich,

it was gridlock as the journey

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to work took hours.

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The poor night girls

are still on shift.

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They've been there since 7:30pm last

night, and no one can get in.

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No, we're not.

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We should have just stayed

at home, really, but...

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Someone's got to keep the world

running, haven't they?

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On the East Coast mainline,

linking London and Scotland,

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there were numerous

cancellations and delays.

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The snow, the travel

has been a nightmare.

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It's been a journey.

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The train is 2:38 train,

and it has been delayed

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by a couple of hours.

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So 17:15 is the current time.

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As thousands of schools were closed,

endurance was needed

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for the alternative to lessons

in the biting wind chill.

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Come on!

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Come on!

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In rural areas, much has to be done

regardless of the weather.

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All these ewes are pregnant,

they'll begin lambing

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in less than three weeks.

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Farmers want this freeze

to be over by then.

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Sometimes the weaker lambs

would just freeze to death in it.

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That's where most of

the problem would lie.

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And the farmer himself,

getting round the sheep to find

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which ones are in a corner.

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They don't always lamb

where you want them to.

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So you'd have to be out looking,

finding them in the snow?

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Yes.

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Later, on the way into Sunderland,

we found Steve trying

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to free his car, which ended up

off the road.

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There was a lorry stuck there,

so we were stuck behind that

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vehicle, and it was just

like a sheet of...

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Well, you couldn't see

virtually in front of you.

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It was a white out?

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It really was.

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Even Cornwall got a covering,

an opportunity for a different kind

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of boarding in the south-west.

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The far south-east ended up

on the receiving end as well,

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adding to the accumulations in Kent

and neighbouring counties.

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And there is no sign of things

getting any better yet.

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Danny Savage, BBC

News, County Durham.

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The blast of bitterly cold weather

over the past few days

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has come from Siberia -

but this is what's

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heading our way now.

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Storm Emma is moving up from

the south from the Bay of Biscay.

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And it's the South West

of England and Wales that

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will be affected by that.

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Jon Kay is in Cornwall

for us tonight.

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Snowed today but how much worse as

it expected to get?

Emma and the

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beast sounds like a fairy tale but

we don't know how and when this is

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going to end. Today has been

unpredictable enough. As Danny was

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saying, you don't often get this

amount of snow in a place like

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Falmouth next to the beach huts.

Tomorrow is a new level of

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unpredictability. Not only have we

got the snow coming in from the

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east, we've got the low pressure

coming up from the South mixing over

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this part of south-west England and

mid and South Wales. It's bringing

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wind and moisture which means there

could be blizzard conditions, there

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could be freezing rain, and the

authorities are trying to work out

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what is going to happen where to try

and stay ahead of it. In Cornwall

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they are hoping to keep 900 miles of

roads free to reach rural

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communities. They know that's going

to be difficult to do if blizzard

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conditions continue. They are

warning people to change their

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plans, to change their lives, to act

accordingly. Hundreds of schools are

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already shot, the University of the

West of England says it is closing

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its campuses on Friday. There are

people in Falmouth who have never

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seen snow like this but tomorrow

they could see a whole lot more.

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Thank you. You can keep up-to-date

with the latest information on the

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BBC News website.

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The former Prime Minister Sir

John Major has called

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on Theresa May to offer MPs a free

vote on the final Brexit

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deal, with the option

of putting it to the public

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in a second referendum.

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Sir John, who campaigned

to remain in the EU,

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criticised the UK's approach

to Brexit, said many of its red

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lines are unrealistic.

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But a leading Brexit-supporting

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg

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dismissed Sir John's words

as "cheap comments".

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Our political editor

Laura Kuenssberg reports.

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Stop Brexit!

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"Stop Brexit"?

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Not a done deal!

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The freezing protesters who have

taken up a permanent berth

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in Westminster might

have a new ally...

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The former Tory Prime

Minister Sir John Major,

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who says MPs should be allowed

to approve or block the final

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Brexit deal, or give

you a second referendum.

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Nobody can truly know what the will

of the people may then be,

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so let Parliament decide or put

the issue back to the people.

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I don't enjoy being out of step

with so many of my Party.

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I take no pleasure at all

in speaking out as I have today.

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But it is as necessary

to speak truth to the people

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as it is to speak truth to power.

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His case?

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Theresa May's trapped

by her Brexiteers.

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The current plot has a bad ending.

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She has been boxed in by people

who are setting up hurdles

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that it is very difficult

for her to jump, and very difficult

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for the European Union to jump.

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The end product of this,

no doubt in the minds of those

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setting these hurdles,

is that the European Union will say

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no, and then it will be said well,

we haven't got an agreement

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because of these wicked Europeans,

and therefore we leave with no

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agreement and a very hard Brexit.

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That is not in the interest

of this country.

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There is a risk

though, is there not?

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From what you've said today,

it just sounds like someone

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who was on the losing side

of the argument, and you don't

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want to accept it.

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That's the cheap response

to anything that's said.

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Are the 16 million people

who were deeply upset that we voted

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to leave the European Union expected

to be absolutely silent,

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and accept everything

that is said by other people,

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even when they believe

it is to be damaging?

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That's not real.

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That's absolutely not real, Laura.

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Of course they must speak out.

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We are a democracy.

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But isn't democracy also respecting

the result of the referendum?

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Nobody knew in any

detail what the outcome

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of the referendum really meant.

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The Prime Minister relies

on the support of a vocal

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group of Brexit backers.

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REPORTER:

Prime Minister,

who's going to blink first?

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But she, like they, has no

truck with another vote.

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The government has given Parliament,

and will give Parliament the right

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to say whether they agree

with what's been negotiated or not,

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and that will be it.

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I think that's

the right thing to do.

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We have to leave, because

the British people have

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said we should leave.

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Ministers may gnash their teeth

at this intervention,

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but it has cheered some

of the Tory restive troops.

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John Major is right,

we should have a free vote.

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And if it is absolutely

the will of the people,

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then this process that was begun

by the people of this

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country must be finished

by the people of this country.

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But is he really helping?

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Didn't he complain his predecessor

was a back-seat driver?

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Why should Theresa May tolerate

what you're doing this afternoon?

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This is the first occasion

I've spoken on this

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for many, many months.

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Unless my memory serves me ill,

Margaret spoke on a weekly basis,

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not once in many many months.

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Hard to believe now the referendum

was meant to end Tory fights.

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With a year to go, and the future

shape of the country

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at stake, there are plenty

of scores to settle.

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Laura Kuenssberg, BBC

News, Westminster.

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Sir John Major's intervention came

on the day that the European

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Commission published its first draft

of the official treaty for Brexit.

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In it, it proposes

a common regulatory area

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on the island of Ireland -

which would effectively mean

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keeping Northern Ireland

in a customs union -

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unlike the rest of the UK.

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But Theresa May said the idea

threatened the constitutional

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integrity of the UK and would never

be agreed to.

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Here's our Europe

editor, Katya Adler.

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In the historic process in which the

UK leaves the EU, this is a big

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moment. The first legal draft of the

UK's exit treaty. So how is it

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possible, you might ask, to have a

draft withdrawal agreement already

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when Brexit negotiations are still

ongoing? Well, this 120 page

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document is the European

Commission's understanding of what

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has been agreed to date with the UK,

and of what it still wants to be

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agreed. So in here we see the

divorce issues that were discussed

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but not finalised before Christmas.

The rights rights of EU citizens in

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the UK and UK citizens in after

Brexit and the Brexit bill and the

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Irish border. Also in here the

transition agreement, but no details

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of a future EU-UK trade deal because

those talks haven't even started

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yet. The document's paragraphs on

Northern Ireland are particularly

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controversial. The EU's chief Brexit

negotiator came out today to defend

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them.

We have applied imagination

and creativity to find a specific

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solution to the unique challenge

that Brexit causes for the

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protection of the Good Friday

Agreement.

Mr Barnathan said three

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options had been agreed with the UK

to avoid the reintroduction of a

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hard border between the Northern

Ireland and the Irish Republic, but

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he said the UK hadn't yet come

forward with details so much his

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back stop solution involves Northern

Ireland remaining in a customs

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agreement with the EU and in parts

of the single market. You must also

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be aware of the potentially

explosive effect in the UK of this

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Northern Ireland protocol. Is this

perhaps intentional on your part?

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TRANSLATION:

I'm not trying to

provoke or create shockwaves I want

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these negotiations to be a success.

Let me remind you that it was the

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UK's decision to leave. As I said

from the beginning, nobody should

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under estimate the consequences of

this action.

But the Prime Minister

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was having none of it.

The draft

legal text the Commission have

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published would if implemented would

undermine the UK Common Market and

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threaten constitutional intregrity

of the UK by creating a customs and

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regulatory border down the Irish

Sea. And no UK Prime Minister could

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ever agree to it.

The Prime Minister

and the EU do agree a hard border

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between Northern Ireland and the

Irish Republic must be avoided. But

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the Prime Minister's negotiating

position is complicated by her

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Government's reliance for

parliamentary support on Northern

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Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party.

We didn't leave the EU to oversea

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the break-up of the United Kingdom.

It would be catastrophic

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economically, never mind politically

from Northern Ireland to be cut off

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from its biggest market.

This is not

where the story ends. This document

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is a first draft to be amended by EU

member states then negotiated with

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the Government. Which has plenty to

say about it. Before you go away

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tonight thinking - another Brexit

crisis, actually we are slap back in

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the middle of more Brexit

negotiations. There were strong

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words today in London, in Belfast

and in Brussels, but nobody actually

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slammed the door. Tomorrow, in the

next chap term of this drama --

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chapter of this drama. In a spirit

of compromise the Government is

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offering more rights to EU

citizenses who arrive during the

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transition period. It's a

negotiation with much to play for,

0:19:040:19:09

although one EU diplomat pointed out

me tonight the Irish question still

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has the potential to bring a Brexit

deal tumbling down. Katya, thank

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you.

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Police investigating

an explosion on Sunday night

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at a shop in Leicester,

that claimed the lives of five

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people, have tonight arrested three

men on suspicion of manslaughter.

0:19:270:19:29

Let's speak to Sima Kotecha,

who's there for us this evening.

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Sima.

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What more can you tell us about

these latest developments?

As you

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say, Sofie, three men have been aest

ared on suspicion of manslaughter

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this evening. Police say they are in

their 30s and from East Anglia, the

0:19:400:19:44

north-west of the country and the

East Midlands. They say at this

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stage in their investigation there

isn't much more they can say.

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However, in a statement they stress

there remains no evidence to suggest

0:19:510:19:55

that the blast was in anyway terror

related. Now it, five people are

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believed to have died in that

explosion on Sunday including a

0:20:010:20:03

mothered and her two teenage sons. A

Polish supermarket, along with a two

0:20:030:20:10

story flat were completely

destroyed. Tonight, police say they

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are questioning those three men.

Sofie.

Thank you.

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A woman who was rescued

from the 19th floor

0:20:200:20:22

of Grenfell Tower has

died in hospital.

0:20:220:20:24

74-year-old Maria Del Pilar Burton,

who was known as Pily,

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had been in hospital since her home

was destroyed in the fire.

0:20:260:20:34

It brings the death toll to 72.

0:20:430:20:46

They've been big high street names

for more than 30 years,

0:20:460:20:49

but now Toys R Us and the electrical

chain Maplin have both

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collapsed, putting more

than 5,000 jobs at risk.

0:20:520:20:54

Toys R Us has 3,000 staff,

Maplin employs 2,500 people.

0:20:540:20:56

Both firms have been struggling

with poor sales and increasing

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competition from online retailers.

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Here's our business

correspondent, Emma Simpson.

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# With toys in their millions

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# All under one roof

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# It's Called Toys R Us!...#

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It was a force to be reckoned with,

pulling in shoppers

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with its American-style megastores.

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Today, the magic's long gone.

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Some stores were already

closing to cut costs,

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but it wasn't enough.

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It's a shame, but it's not

probably a great surprise.

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It's been on the cards for a while.

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And people tend to buy

online these days, I think,

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because it's cheaper.

0:21:200:21:21

Because I've four children,

grown up now, but we always used

0:21:210:21:23

to come here for their toys.

0:21:230:21:25

So, you know, it's a shame.

0:21:250:21:26

Selling toys should be

a magical experience.

0:21:260:21:28

So what went wrong for Toys R Us?

0:21:280:21:31

They are too reliant on

these large out-of-town stores.

0:21:310:21:34

But a lot of their problems

are actually self-inflicted.

0:21:340:21:37

They overlooked the importance

of online, where about 40%

0:21:370:21:40

of toy sales take place.

0:21:400:21:44

And perhaps more importantly,

they've neglected their stores.

0:21:440:21:47

Toys R Us has been struggling

for years, a business weighed down

0:21:470:21:50

by huge amount of debt.

0:21:500:21:53

Its American owners filed

for bankruptcy protection

0:21:530:21:57

in the States last autumn.

0:21:570:22:00

And today, this toy story ended

with the UK chain effectively

0:22:000:22:02

running out of cash.

0:22:020:22:06

And tonight, the man tasked

with rescuing it told me

0:22:060:22:09

that wouldn't be easy.

0:22:090:22:10

Whilst we're going to make every

effort to sell the business,

0:22:100:22:13

I think realistically

there's a small chance that

0:22:130:22:16

someone will come through.

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And if they do, it will be

for parts of the business,

0:22:200:22:23

and certainly not for the business

as a whole, and certainly not

0:22:230:22:26

in its existing format.

0:22:260:22:28

Maplin also collapsed today

with more than 200 stores.

0:22:280:22:30

It blamed a slowdown in

consumer spending and higher costs.

0:22:300:22:33

It's been a bleak winter

for many retailers.

0:22:330:22:41

Today, two big casualties

and thousands of jobs on the line.

0:22:420:22:44

The shops are still trading,

but for how much longer?

0:22:440:22:47

Emma Simpson, BBC News.

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The United Nations says conditions

in Yemen are "catastrophic"

0:22:500:22:53

after three years of conflict there.

0:22:530:22:56

Houthi rebels, backed by Iran,

remain in control of large

0:22:560:22:59

parts of the country,

including the capital Sana'a.

0:22:590:23:02

Fighting them are forces loyal

to the former president,

0:23:020:23:05

who are being backed by Saudi

airstrikes and a naval blockade.

0:23:050:23:09

Caught in the middle

are the country's civilians.

0:23:090:23:12

More than 20 million of them need

humanitarian help or protection,

0:23:120:23:17

and famine remains a serious threat.

0:23:170:23:20

The BBC's Lyse Doucet travelled

with Saudi and Yemeni government

0:23:200:23:24

forces to the frontlines,

and sent this report.

0:23:240:23:27

High above the Iranian peninsula,

just off the coast of Yemen.

0:23:270:23:33

Saudi Arabia and its allies

have ruled these skies

0:23:330:23:37

since this war began,

and they control the seas below.

0:23:370:23:43

These shipping lanes,

a vital gateway for the world's

0:23:430:23:51

energy supplies, and a smuggling

route too for elicit goods.

0:23:510:23:55

Among them, the Saudis say,

weapons its arch-rival Iran supplies

0:23:550:23:57

to Yemen's Houthi fighters.

0:23:570:24:01

We land on board HMS Makkah,

a Saudi warship inspecting vessels

0:24:010:24:07

bound for Hodeidah port.

0:24:070:24:10

Most of Yemen's imports

flow through there,

0:24:100:24:18

but it's in Houthi hands.

0:24:200:24:25

So Saudis are on the lookout

for suspicious vessels.

0:24:250:24:27

For the captain, his mission

is a crucial front-line in this war.

0:24:270:24:30

So your operational rules are to

treat all vessels as suspicious?

0:24:300:24:33

Yes, yes.

0:24:330:24:34

Even humanitarian ones?

0:24:340:24:35

Even humanitarian.

0:24:350:24:36

A naval blockade has

been lifted for now,

0:24:360:24:38

it had obstructed vital medicine,

food and fuel from reaching

0:24:380:24:40

Yemenis in desperate need.

0:24:400:24:41

But this war grinds on and

on the ground its Yemen's army,

0:24:410:24:48

troops and tribesmen,

who are batting Houthi fighters.

0:24:480:24:53

Advancing slowly on hostile terrain,

mountain by mountain,

0:24:530:24:58

seizing strategic heights

on the approach to the capital.

0:24:580:25:04

Sana'a is the prize in this war.

0:25:040:25:07

The Houthis want to keep it,

the ousted government wants it back.

0:25:070:25:11

But to take the fight

into the heart of this historic,

0:25:110:25:15

densely-populated city would be

a bloody urban battle.

0:25:150:25:19

All roads in this war

lead to this capital.

0:25:190:25:23

Yemeni forces and their allies

have an ambitious plan -

0:25:230:25:27

surround Sana'a and force

the Houthis to surrender.

0:25:270:25:32

But their enemy is well entrenched.

0:25:320:25:39

Supported by Iran,

the Houthis are now well

0:25:390:25:41

trained and well supplied.

0:25:410:25:44

Their ballistic missiles

have reached the heart

0:25:440:25:46

of the Saudi Kingdom.

0:25:460:25:49

And fear is part

of their arsena,l too.

0:25:490:25:57

--.

0:26:030:26:04

And fear is part

of their arsenal, too.

0:26:040:26:08

Hundreds of journalists

and political opponents have been

0:26:080:26:10

detained arbitrarily,

many have fled.

0:26:100:26:11

In a government-controlled area,

we meet 27-year-old Annas.

0:26:110:26:13

His crime - posting

comments on social media.

0:26:130:26:15

He tells us, "they hung me

up, tortured me until

0:26:150:26:17

I fell unconscious."

0:26:170:26:18

When he woke up, he couldn't move.

0:26:180:26:20

"Imagine", he says,

"in a second you cannot walk.

0:26:200:26:22

What can I be now," he asks?

0:26:220:26:24

But Yemenis live

with other fears too.

0:26:240:26:27

This is the impact of a Saudi

air strike in Sana'a,

0:26:270:26:30

a neighbourhood close to the Defence

Ministry.

0:26:300:26:33

The Saudi-led coalition has been

pounding enemy positions,

0:26:330:26:35

armed with the most sophisticated

weaponry from allies

0:26:350:26:39

like Britain, the US and France.

0:26:390:26:42

The Saudis insist civilians are not

a target, but they're being hit.

0:26:420:26:46

This family, like many

others, lost their home

0:26:460:26:50

in a coalition bombing.

0:26:500:26:51

They've taken refuge here.

0:26:510:26:55

"We're begging for help",

cries Sabat al-Salah.

0:26:550:27:00

"Yesterday my three

children didn't eat.

0:27:000:27:02

I'm ill, always ill.

0:27:020:27:04

Neither dead nor alive."

0:27:040:27:08

There's no escape from this war,

it's pushed these families

0:27:080:27:10

from place to place.

0:27:100:27:17

At this temporary settlement they're

digging in, trying to make

0:27:170:27:19

a new home from the little

they now have.

0:27:190:27:21

The Arab world's poorest nation,

now a battleground for regional

0:27:210:27:25

powers, in a Middle East

which grows evermore combustible.

0:27:250:27:30

Saudi Arabia and Iran know

they're playing with fire.

0:27:300:27:32

Lyse Doucet, BBC News, Yemen.

0:27:320:27:40

The fishing industry

in Britain is worth more

0:27:400:27:42

than £1 billion a year,

but the sector faces an uncertain

0:27:420:27:45

future after Britain leaves the EU.

0:27:450:27:48

MPs are urging the Government

to publish their proposals for

0:27:480:27:50

the industry as a matter of urgency.

0:27:500:27:58

Our Scotland editor,

Sarah Smith, reports

0:27:580:27:59

from Peterhead, one of Europe's

largest fishing ports.

0:27:590:28:01

Fishermen around Britain's

coastline, from Cornwall

0:28:010:28:03

to the north-east of Scotland,

cannot wait to leave the EU.

0:28:030:28:05

They feel they've been dealt a raw

deal from the common

0:28:050:28:08

fisheries policy for decades.

0:28:080:28:09

What better way, they say,

to show we're taking back control

0:28:090:28:12

than to regain regulation

of the UK's coastal waters.

0:28:120:28:15

This is where the fish ends up at.

0:28:150:28:18

In Fraserburgh, David Mills

just invested millions

0:28:180:28:24

in a brand-new boat.

0:28:240:28:26

I think they should have total

control of the coastal waters,

0:28:260:28:29

there's no question about it.

0:28:290:28:30

Would that mean no EU

fisheries boats in UK waters?

0:28:300:28:32

No, no.

0:28:320:28:33

No, no, I'm not saying that.

0:28:330:28:35

I mean, we know they've got to get

access, but we would like to be

0:28:350:28:38

in charge of the access

that they have.

0:28:380:28:40

Currently, EU rules mean that UK

ships are allowed to catch less

0:28:400:28:43

than 40% of the fish in UK waters.

0:28:430:28:45

While fishermen in Iceland,

which is outside the EU,

0:28:450:28:48

keep around 95% of their stocks.

0:28:480:28:52

British boats want a larger share

of what they say are British fish.

0:28:520:28:56

The UK fishing industry know

what they want out of Brexit.

0:28:560:28:59

The EU, though, take

a very different view.

0:28:590:29:04

They say they want to base any

future bilateral fishing deal

0:29:040:29:06

on current and historical patterns.

0:29:060:29:09

In other words, the very

arrangements that UK

0:29:090:29:12

fishermen so detest.

0:29:120:29:15

Much of the fish landed

and processed in the UK is sold

0:29:150:29:18

in European countries.

0:29:180:29:20

The EU say, without a fair

deal on access to UK

0:29:200:29:22

waters, we can't expect

to maintain tariff-free trade.

0:29:220:29:26

If there are tariffs imposed,

then that creates challenges.

0:29:260:29:30

Fresh fish is a perishable item,

and so, if it goes to a border,

0:29:300:29:34

for example, and there

are non-tariff implications,

0:29:340:29:38

such as document requirements,

that hold up the product

0:29:380:29:41

at the border, then

that is a big issue.

0:29:410:29:44

UK fishing is getting ready

for a sizeable expansion.

0:29:440:29:48

A huge new fish market is already

under construction in Peterhead,

0:29:480:29:53

part funded, ironically,

by the European Union.

0:29:530:29:56

Sarah Smith, BBC News, Peterhead.

0:29:560:30:03

Football, and Tottenham Hotspur have

progressed to the quarter-finals

0:30:030:30:05

of the FA Cup after what turned out

to be an emphatic 6-1 win over

0:30:050:30:09

Rochdale at Wembley.

0:30:090:30:11

But the first half of the game

was dominated by controversy over

0:30:110:30:17

the use of video referee technology.

0:30:170:30:19

Our sports correspondent,

Richard Conway, reports.

0:30:190:30:21

Wembley is always a special

occasion, Rochdale's manager,

0:30:210:30:23

Keith Hill, sharing this one

with his son.

0:30:230:30:24

Just five minutes in,

Tottenham thought they'd taken

0:30:240:30:29

the lead, only for Erik Lamela's

goal to be ruled out

0:30:290:30:32

for a foul picked up

by the referee's video assistant.

0:30:320:30:34

But it wasn't long before

Spurs did take the lead.

0:30:340:30:36

On a freezing cold night,

it was Son who shone.

0:30:360:30:39

COMMENTATOR:

That was pure quality.

0:30:390:30:40

But the video assistant

referee was fast becoming

0:30:400:30:42

the controversial star of the show,

helping award Spurs a penalty.

0:30:420:30:45

Son Heung-min scoring,

but his stuttering runnup

0:30:450:30:50

was adjudged to be illegal.

0:30:500:30:51

Another Spurs goal struck off.

0:30:510:30:58

A more traditional storyline,

that of the FA Cup giant killing

0:30:580:31:01

then briefly threatened

to take over.

0:31:010:31:02

Rochdale's Stephen Humphrys

sending hopes soring.

0:31:020:31:09

As the mercury plummeted,

Spurs emerged in the second-half

0:31:090:31:11

on a firmer footing.

0:31:110:31:12

COMMENTATOR:

The flag

has stayed down.

0:31:120:31:14

Fernando Llorente's neat finish

the first of his hat-trick.

0:31:140:31:16

Spurs were brushing

the League One team aside.

0:31:160:31:24

And with the final kick

of the game., Kyle Walker-Peters

0:31:250:31:27

scored his first ever goal

for the club.

0:31:270:31:29

6-1 in the end to Tottenham

and a game notable for video

0:31:290:31:32

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