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It is now clear that Mr Skripal

and his daughter were poisoned

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with a military grade nerve agent

of a type developed by Russia.

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The Prime Minister points the finger

at Moscow saying it's highly

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likely it was behind

the attack in Salisbury.

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Tonight a supermarket car park

in Salisbury is sealed off

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as hundreds of police continue

to investigate the attack

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eight days ago.

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Sergei and Yulia Skripal

are still critically ill -

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the Russian ambassador has been told

to explain by tomorrow

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what happened.

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President Putin, BBC News...

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In Russia, President Putin brushes

off questions about the attack -

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as Moscow accuses the British

of making up fairy tales.

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We will have the latest on the

investigation and...

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We'll be looking

at what happens next.

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Also tonight....

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A teenager is jailed for carrying

out a string of acid

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attacks on moped riders -

to steal their scooters.

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Tributes to Ken Dodd -

the last of the great

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Music Hall variety comedians -

who has died at the age of 90.

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This river in Greater Manchester

found to have the highest levels

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of microplastic pollution so far

recorded anywhere in the world.

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Sky's football pundit

Jamie Carragher is suspended

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after he spits at a teenage girl

and her family.

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And a "master of elegance" -

Hubert de Givenchy -

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the man who dressed Audrey Hepburn

and Jackie Kenedy - has died.

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Coming up on Sportsday later

in the hour on BBC News,

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will it be another step closer

to the Premier League title

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for Manchester City?

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They made a good

start against Stoke.

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Good evening.

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The Prime Minister has pointed

the finger at Russia tonight, saying

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it's highly likely it was behind

the attack in Salisbury on a former

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Russian spy and his daughter.

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In a dramatic statement,

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Theresa May revealed that Sergei

and Yulia Skripal were poisoned

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by a military grade nerve agent

of a type developed by Russia.

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Russia's ambassador has been

summoned and told to explain -

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by tomorrow night - what happened.

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The Prime Minister said if there's

no credible response,

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the Government will conclude

it was an unlawful use of force

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by the Russian State against the UK.

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And she said there

would be consequences.

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Here's our political

editor Laura Kuenssberg.

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Who was responsible? Who brought a

chemical attack to quite British

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soil?

The Prime Minister was ready

to lay the blame. It is now clear

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that Mr Skripal and his daughter

were poisoned with a military grade

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nerve agent of a type developed by

Russia. This is part of a group of

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nerve agents known as Novichok.

Either this was a direct act by the

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Russian state against our country or

the Russian government lost control

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of its potentially catastrophically

damaging nerve agent and allowed it

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to get into the hands of others.

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But what would she be ready to do?

Should there be no credible

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response, we will conclude that this

action amounts to an unlawful use of

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force by the Russian state against

the United Kingdom. Mr Speaker, this

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attempted murder using weapons grade

nerve agent in a British town was

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not just a crime against the

Skripals. It was an indiscriminate

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and reckless act against the United

Kingdom, putting the lives of

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innocent civilians at risk and we

will not tolerate such a brazen

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attempt to murder innocent civilians

our soil.

The Russian ambassador

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summoned to the Foreign Office for

an explanation and handed an

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ultimatum to respond by midnight

tomorrow. Not much chance of

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consensus between red and blue at

home.

We need to continue seeking a

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robust dialogue with Russia on all

the issues currently dividing our

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countries, both domestic and

international. Rather than simply

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cutting off contact and letting the

divisions get worse and potentially,

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even more dangerous.

A serious

moment on both sides though.

I hope

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the whole House will be able to come

together behind a

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firm response form the government in

the interests of our national

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security and public safety.

This, if

not an act of war, was certainly a

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wart like act by the Russian

Federation. Can Downing Street push

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the powerful Kremlin? There will be

more expulsions. She has taught this

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about being an unlawful act about

should bring in Nato and we should

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be consulting Nato allies and I hope

that is going on now, because

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anything we do will be more

effective if there can be a broader

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solidarity behind us.

The Skripals

still in critical condition, their

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personal plight now a grave

diplomatic fight.

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In the last hour, Theresa May has

spoken to Emmanuel Macron. Amber

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Rudd will share another meeting of

the emergency committee at 11:30am

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tomorrow. The Prime Minister's

response today was strong in its

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tone and strong in its words. If by

midnight tomorrow, the Russians have

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not come back with a credible answer

to what really went on in Salisbury,

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the test will not be the strength or

nature of the pro-Minister's words,

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but the strength and credibility of

the actions she actually decides to

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take. -- Prime Minister.

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Sergei and Yulia Skripal

were poisoned with a rare kind

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of nerve agent called Novichok.

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But what is it and where

has it come from?

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Our security correspondent

Gordon Corera joins us now.

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Gordon. The Prime Minister was

remarkably specific about the

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identity of that nerve agent that

had been discovered in Salisbury.

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What do we know about it? Why was

she so specific and why is it

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thought that it points to Russia?

Samples from the scene in Salisbury

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were analysed at the Porton Down

laboratory. The tests determined

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that it came from a rare class of

nerve agents known as Novichok.

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Novichok are identifiable and new

and deadly poison.

The use of them

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in the UK is sending a strong

message and it is therefore very

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surprising that they are being used.

Novichoks are a class of agents

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developed during the Cold War in the

1970s and 1980s, they can be eight

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times more toxic than other agents

like VX. They were designed to be

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hard to detect and to get through

defences like chemical protection

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suits. The crucial thing is that

these agents were only developed by

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Russia. Novichoks were top-secret,

but an insider revealed details of

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the programme at the end of the Cold

War. Now, living in America, he told

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the BBC tonight why he spoke out.

I

thought that I was involved in a

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criminal enterprise. I came to the

conclusion that chemical weapons are

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not normal weapons against the

armies, the troops of enemies.

The

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identification of Novichoks meant

the Prime Minister could say that

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either the Russian state itself

deployed that nerve agent in

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Salisbury, or it somehow lost

control of its stocks.

I would have

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thought it was highly unlikely and I

am sure there are other super

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weapons and some of them we have

seen recently, Vladimir Putin has

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demonstrated his tactical missile

and others and I would have thought

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these are under very strict control

and I am sure no rogue elements in

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Russia are making a fast buck by

selling them.

Tonight, police

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searches by traces of nerve agent

are still ongoing. Russia should

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have declared its secret programme

and the Prime Minister today said it

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must now disclose its lead to the

international community. Some

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questions were answered today, but

we still do not know exactly how the

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nerve agent was delivered to the

Skripals and there is another

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question,

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why did Russia use a nerve agent

which could so easily be traced back

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to its own programme? Thank you.

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Let's go to Salisbury now,

where hundreds of police officers

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and army experts who've been drafted

in are continuing to investigate

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what happened and deal

with the aftermath of the attack.

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Our correspondent Daniel

Sandford is there -

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and there's still a big police

operation in place?

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Yes, there is no sign of letting up.

This is an enormous operation

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involving chemical warfare trips,

counter-terrorism officers and

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specialist ambulance crews who have

been working at a Sainsbury's car

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park. A lot of what is visible to

the public is painstaking

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decontamination work and removal of

vehicles for further decontamination

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at that chemical warfare

establishment at Porton Down. There

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is a lot of forensic work going on,

particularly at the home of Sergei

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Skripal. It remains a focus of the

investigation but counter-terrorism

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officers have made no appeal to the

public for information since

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Wednesday, they have released no

images of suspects and in fact they

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have given very few details about

how much progress they have made

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towards identifying the individuals

involved in attacking Sergei and

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Yulia Skripal. They have been going

about their business stalker here,

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the residence, but there is a sense

that they should have been given

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better public health information

following the attack.

Thank you.

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Moscow was quick to respond

to the Prime Minister's speech,

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with the Russian Foreign Ministry

calling her statement "a fairy

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tale" and a "circus show

in the British Parliament".

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Our Moscow Correspondent Steve

Rosenberg is in Krasnodar

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in southern Russia,

where President Putin is on a visit.

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Steve.

Before today, Vladimir Putin

had not commented publicly on events

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in Salisbury. He came here today to

do some election campaigning and we

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came as well to see if he would say

anything at all about the attack

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that Britain is blaming on Russia.

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Getting close enough

to Vladimir Putin to ask

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a question isn't easy.

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But we were with the Kremlin leader

when you visited Russia's national

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But we were with the Kremlin leader

when he visited Russia's national

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grain centre.

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He wanted to talk about record

harvests but we wanted

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to know if Moscow had

targeted Britain.

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President Putin, BBC News.

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Is Russia behind the poisoning

of Sergei Skripal?

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TRANSLATION:

We're busy

with agriculture here.

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To create good

conditions for people's

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lives.

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And you talk to me

about some tragedies?

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First work out what actually

happened there and then

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we'll talk about it.

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But when the British

government announced it had

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worked out which country had

attacked the Skripals, Moscow was

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in no mood to listen.

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Tonight Russia described

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Theresa May's Commons statement

as a

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circus show and it dismissed

accusations against Moscow as an

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informational political campaign

based on provocation, a fairy tale.

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Meanwhile, Russian state TV has been

pointing the finger back at Britain.

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The news bulletins suggested

that the UK had poisoned the former

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double agent.

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Only the British stood

to benefit, he says.

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It feeds the Russa phobia.

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Security experts, though,

believe the trail leads to

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Moscow and to the Kremlin.

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I haven't got the sense, frankly,

that operations of this magnitude,

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something that you know it's

going to have a major

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geopolitical impact,

can go ahead without being signed

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off from the very top.

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Now whether that actively

means a plan being

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spelt out to Putin, and him saying,

yes, go for it, or something

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a little bit more lightweight.

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Nonetheless this is not

something that came from

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anything other than

the top of the system.

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This weekend Russians are expected

to re-elect Vladimir Putin

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as their president.

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A new term that is set

to be marked by a new

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confrontation with the West.

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Steve Rosenberg,

BBC News, Krasnodar.

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And our Diplomatic Correspondent

James Landale joins me.

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Russia's ambassador was told that he

had until tomorrow night to explain

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what happened and if he doesn't,

what then?

If there is no

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satisfactory answer, I would expect

the expulsion of some diplomats,

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four were kicked out after the case

of Alexander Litvinenko. We should

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expect a lot more than that. We

should see the government is

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cracking down on wealthy Russians in

London, travel bans, financial

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restrictions and also tougher laws

potentially that would seize the

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assets of those Russians guilty of

human rights abuses. Other

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responses, targeting the Russian

state broadcaster, potentially do

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playing more troops to the eastern

flank in Nato, conducting even

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offensive cyber operations against

Russia. None of this has been ruled

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out. The interesting question is the

International site, a lot of

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diplomacy is going on to trying get

support for this and the problem is

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that the bar is high. The Russians

have a BTO at the United Nations and

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the Europeans are reluctant to

toughen sanctions and the US is

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saying, we are supporting new but

refusing to criticise the Russians.

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There are a lot of options, the test

will be whether it is enough to have

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an impact on the Kremlin.

James

Landale, thank you.

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A 17-year-old has been sentenced

to ten and a half years in jail

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for carrying out a series of acid

attacks on moped riders

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in London last July.

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Derryck John, from Croydon,

sprayed six people with acid

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in the space of an hour and a half.

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He stole two mopeds and attempted

to take another four.

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The judge described his

crimes as 'despicable'.

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Tom Burridge reports.

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He'd thrown acid into

the face of six men.

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But here's Derryck John calmly

paying for petrol that night.

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He was linked to the stolen

moped, but the person

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seen here driving him around

still hasn't been identified.

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When Derryck John drove a stolen

bike himself later on, this -

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an accident which linked him

to a string of violent acid attacks.

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Where's it hurting,

mate, you all right?

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This victim says his face felt

like it was on fire.

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Attacked by Derryck John

while delivering takeways,

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Jabed Hussain is still suffering

today.

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I have to keep my eyes everywhere.

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Even I don't trust in the street.

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If anyone shouts next

to me, I get scared.

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If I want to go out, I always

lock my car doors and windows.

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I used to be busy myself,

I'm a working class guy.

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After the incident,

I am totally different.

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I can't believe myself that

I am stuck and alone.

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Today, the 17-year-old was sentenced

to ten and a half years in jail.

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The judge said an adult would have

gone to prison for much longer.

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We're very pleased with

the sentencing Mr John has received,

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We think it does send a strong

message that even as a youth

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offender, a ten-year plus sentence

still sends a strong message

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that this will not be tolerated.

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The same judge sentenced

Arthur Collins, seen here throwing

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acid across a crowded dance floor,

to 20 years in prison.

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It was one of 400 acid attacks

in England and Wales in the

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first six months of last year.

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Even those under 18

who are caught, like

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Derryck John, are likely to spend

several years in prison.

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Tom Burridge, BBC News.

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The Leader of the House of Commons

has recommended a "short,

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independently led" inquiry

into claims of bullying

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of parliamentary staff.

It follows allegations against

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the Commons Speaker John Bercow

and two MPs after an investigation

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by the BBC's Newsnight programme.

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All three strongly

deny the allegations.

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Tributes have been paid to Sir Ken

Dodd, one of the most popular

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entertainers of our time, who has

died at the age of 90. During a

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career which spanned more than 60

years, he brought laughter to

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millions of fans. Sir Ken died

yesterday in Liverpool in the house

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where he was born. His partner of 40

years was by his side. They got

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married last Friday. David Sillito

looks back at his life.

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I always say writing jokes

for Ken Dodd was almost

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like being asked to mix the paints

for Van Gogh.

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It was that big an honour.

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Geronimo!

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A little old lady

went to the doctor.

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She said, "Doctor!

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Can I have some more sleeping

pills for my husband?"

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"Why?"

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She said, "He's woke up."

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# Happiness...

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Ken Dodd.

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His shows could last

into the early hours.

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He was a joke machine,

and there were thousands.

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I haven't spoken to my

mother-in-law for 18 months.

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I don't like to interrupt her.

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Did you hear about the shrimp that

went to the prawn cocktail party?

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He pulled a mussel!

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It turns out that if you bang two

halves of a horse together,

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it doesn't make the

sound of a coconut!

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Intensely private,

but in public, unstoppable.

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I think there's a show

business Ken Dodd and there

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is a thinking Ken Dodd.

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And hopefully, there's

an amusing Ken Dodd.

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I hope so, anyway.

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She said, do you know

what an erogenous zone is?

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I said, I know you can't park there.

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Ladies and gentlemen,

please welcome Ken Dodd!

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When he walked on, the place used

to go up and he hadn't

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even said anything yet.

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Now, that doesn't happen very often.

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How tickled we were.

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How tickled we are.

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He would fire the gags out

at you like a machine-gun.

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In 1955, he was at

the top of the charts.

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Only the Beatles outsold him.

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We call it "hur" in Liverpool,

Judy with the "fur hur".

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# Tears for souvenirs...

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And home was the house he was born

in in Knotty Ash in Liverpool,

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and where he finally

married his partner Ann

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just three days ago.

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I have been overwhelmed by love

and affection which I have already

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received from dear friends

and the public.

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I thank you all for being here.

0:19:330:19:35

He also famously had his troubles

with the Inland Revenue.

0:19:350:19:37

He was eventually acquitted.

0:19:370:19:38

The job I fancy is Chancellor

of the Exchequer -

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at least I'd be reunited

with my money!

0:19:410:19:43

Ken Dodd - one of our last links

to the world of music hall.

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An era really has come to an end.

0:19:460:19:53

Sir Ken Dodd, who's

died at the age of 90.

0:19:530:19:58

Plastic and the problems it causes

in oceans and rivers around

0:19:580:20:02

the world are already well known.

0:20:030:20:05

But what's not so clear is how much

damage microplastics are doing -

0:20:050:20:08

the tiny particles of plastic less

than five millimetres in size.

0:20:080:20:13

They can be found in all kinds

of things from industrial

0:20:130:20:15

pollution to cosmetics.

0:20:150:20:16

And now researchers have discovered

that a river in Greater Manchester

0:20:160:20:20

has the highest levels

of microplastic pollution so far

0:20:200:20:22

recorded anywhere in the world.

0:20:220:20:26

Our science correspondent

Victoria Gill reports.

0:20:260:20:32

All along this river bank you can

see evidence of plastic litter,

0:20:320:20:36

plastic bags, plastic

bottles, food containers.

0:20:360:20:39

But it's when things like this break

down into much smaller fragments

0:20:390:20:45

that they're just one source

of the microplastics that

0:20:450:20:48

end up in the riverbed.

0:20:480:20:50

To find out just how

much microplastic flows

0:20:500:20:59

into our rivers from litter,

waste water and industry,

0:20:590:21:01

scientists need to take a piece

of the riverbed back to the lab.

0:21:010:21:04

All the mud and silt and clay

and the microplastic particles

0:21:040:21:07

will come into the water.

0:21:070:21:09

The team analysed silt at 40

different locations,

0:21:090:21:11

from remote rural streams

to city centre waterways.

0:21:110:21:15

They found microplastic everywhere.

0:21:160:21:19

Where lots of people live,

we found extraordinarily high levels

0:21:190:21:21

of microplastic contamination.

0:21:210:21:27

Just a few kilometres upstream

from here, we found microplastic

0:21:270:21:29

concentrations that are the highest

so far recorded anywhere

0:21:290:21:31

in the world, over 500,000

microplastic particles per metre

0:21:310:21:33

square of riverbed, enormously high

levels of contamination.

0:21:330:21:35

And that is just a few miles

upstream from where we're standing

0:21:350:21:38

in Greater Manchester?

0:21:380:21:39

Yes.

0:21:390:21:44

This is a jar of sediment

from the bed of this river,

0:21:440:21:47

a typical suburban stretch

of the River Mersey.

0:21:470:21:50

And in this 250g jar,

there will be 5,000 individual

0:21:500:21:52

pieces of microplastic.

0:21:530:21:57

Aquatic insects, birds

and fish can ingest these

0:21:570:21:59

microscopic pieces of plastic.

0:21:590:22:02

And this is where the

problem becomes visible.

0:22:020:22:04

This is all plastic?

0:22:040:22:11

Yes, indeed.

0:22:110:22:13

How many fragments

would you have in this?

0:22:130:22:16

So in this sample just

from a few grams, about 100

0:22:160:22:18

microplastic pieces.

0:22:180:22:19

Over here, we've got

a couple of microbeads,

0:22:190:22:21

a bright pink one and a yellow one.

0:22:210:22:26

Finding the source of this problem

will be scientists' next step

0:22:260:22:28

to stop our riverbeds becoming

an invisible dumping ground

0:22:280:22:30

for billions of pieces of plastic.

0:22:310:22:32

Victoria Gill, BBC News.

0:22:320:22:40

The BBC has accused Iran

of collectively punishing

0:22:400:22:42

its Persian Service journalists

for reporting on the country's

0:22:420:22:45

affairs.

0:22:450:22:48

In an unprecedented move,

the BBC has launched an appeal

0:22:480:22:51

to the UN Human Rights Council,

demanding that its employees'

0:22:510:22:54

rights be protected.

0:22:540:22:57

More than 20 Persian Service staff

and their families have had death

0:22:570:22:59

threats and some of their relatives

have been harassed.

0:22:590:23:03

James Robbins is at

the UN in Geneva.

0:23:030:23:05

James, what's the BBC hoping

to achieve by this?

0:23:050:23:11

This is happening because the

Iranian authorities have been

0:23:110:23:16

hostile to the BBC Persian

television service ever since it was

0:23:160:23:21

launched in 2009. They accuse it of

spreading false propaganda in Iran,

0:23:210:23:27

designed to encourage those who want

to bring down the entire Iranian

0:23:270:23:29

government system. We only know that

because the Iranians, provoked, I

0:23:290:23:36

think, by the BBC going to the UN

today, have come out for the first

0:23:360:23:40

time with a detailed response to the

BBC's complaints about the treatment

0:23:400:23:44

of its staff. The fact is that Tony

Hall, the director-general, thought

0:23:440:23:48

he was making no progress with the

Iranians in trying to write to them

0:23:480:23:52

and get a response. They were not

coming back to him with anything and

0:23:520:23:56

he said it was necessary to bring

this all out into the open in the

0:23:560:23:59

hope that perhaps the Iranians would

now take serious note now that the

0:23:590:24:02

UN is involved.

James Robbins, thank

you.

0:24:020:24:06

Sky has suspended the football

pundit, Jamie Carragher,

0:24:060:24:08

after footage emerged of him

spitting through a car

0:24:080:24:10

at a teenage girl and her father.

0:24:100:24:12

The former England and Liverpool

footballer described it as a "moment

0:24:120:24:14

of madness" after he was goaded.

0:24:140:24:23

Andy Swiss's report contains

some flashing images.

0:24:230:24:24

Jamie Carragher there, look!

0:24:240:24:25

He is one of football's

most famous pundits,

0:24:250:24:27

but after being spotted by a fan

on Sunday, Jamie Carragher winds

0:24:270:24:30

down his window and this happens.

0:24:300:24:31

Unlucky, Jamie, lad.

0:24:310:24:32

2-1, lad!

0:24:320:24:33

He spat on me.

0:24:330:24:37

"He spat on me" -

the voice of the driver's

0:24:370:24:39

14-year-old daughter.

0:24:390:24:41

Jamie Carragher spat

on my daughter, nice.

0:24:410:24:46

Carragher, who'd just watched his

former club Liverpool lose,

0:24:460:24:48

said he'd been goaded

and lost his rag.

0:24:480:24:50

Have you been sacked?

0:24:500:24:54

But this morning, he arrived

in London to be told he'd been

0:24:540:24:57

suspended from his job

with Sky Sports.

0:24:570:24:59

Carragher, who has a 14-year-old

daughter himself, admitted his

0:24:590:25:01

behaviour was unacceptable.

0:25:010:25:03

It looks awful and I accept that.

0:25:030:25:07

It's not something I've done before,

it's not something I will do again.

0:25:070:25:12

I'm sure of that.

0:25:120:25:14

I've had a moment of madness,

a really big, huge mistake,

0:25:140:25:19

a stain on my character.

0:25:190:25:23

I have to accept that.

0:25:230:25:24

I have let my family down,

but I think the family I've let down

0:25:240:25:27

more than anyone is the people

in the car.

0:25:270:25:31

Well, what Jamie Carragher did

on his way home from the match

0:25:310:25:34

here at Old Trafford has been

strongly condemned by his employers.

0:25:340:25:36

In a statement, Sky said his

behaviour fell well below

0:25:360:25:39

the standards they expect.

0:25:390:25:41

The question now is

whether his apology will be

0:25:410:25:43

enough to save his job.

0:25:430:25:46

Before this, Carragher had proved

a success in the Sky studios.

0:25:460:25:50

His transition to tough-talking

pundit from tough-tackling

0:25:500:25:52

player had seemed seamless,

but after retiring on the pitch,

0:25:520:25:54

his new career could yet

face an early farewell.

0:25:540:26:00

Andy Swiss, BBC News.

0:26:000:26:09

The cost of getting the civil

service ready for Brexit is running

0:26:090:26:13

into billions of pounds.

0:26:130:26:14

Thousands of extra civil servants

are being employed to cope

0:26:140:26:22

with the challenges.

0:26:220:26:23

New research suggests that

in some key government

0:26:230:26:25

departments, six years

of austerity cuts have been

0:26:250:26:27

reversed, less than two years since

the Brexit referendum took place.

0:26:270:26:30

The cost of getting the civil

service ready for Brexit runs

0:26:300:26:32

into billions of pounds.

0:26:320:26:33

Chris Morris from our

Reality Check team explains.

0:26:330:26:35

At the time of the EU referendum

after years of austerity,

0:26:350:26:38

the size of the civil

service here in Westminster

0:26:380:26:40

was at its smallest since

the Second World War,

0:26:400:26:42

and 20% smaller than it was

when the coalition government

0:26:420:26:45

took office in 2010.

0:26:450:26:46

But now, in key departments

dealing with Brexit,

0:26:460:26:48

those staff reductions have

largely been reversed.

0:26:480:26:49

Two new departments have been

created since the referendum,

0:26:490:26:51

the Department for International

Trade

0:26:510:26:53

and the Department for Exiting

the EU here in Downing Street.

0:26:530:26:55

Between them, they have about 1,500

staff devoted exclusively to Brexit.

0:26:550:26:59

The numbers are most striking,

though, here at Defra.

0:26:590:27:05

The Institute for Government says

its headcount will have increased

0:27:050:27:07

by 65% since the referendum.

0:27:070:27:08

By the end of this month,

it's due to have taken on an extra

0:27:080:27:12

1,200 people dealing exclusively

with Brexit, including replacing

0:27:120:27:14

the EU's Common Agriculture

and Fisheries policies.

0:27:140:27:17

Elsewhere, the Home Office

is planning to have hired an extra

0:27:170:27:22

1,500 Brexit staff by September

0:27:220:27:25

and Her Majesty's Revenue

and Customs between 3,000 and 5,000

0:27:250:27:28

extra staff by this time next year.

0:27:280:27:31

So, more people, and the Government

has said it is committed to ensuring

0:27:310:27:40

that the right skills and resources

are available to deliver

0:27:400:27:42

a successful Brexit.

0:27:420:27:43

So how much is it all going to cost?

0:27:430:27:49

Well, the Institute for Government

thinks getting the civil service

0:27:490:27:51

ready for Brexit could cost as much

as £2 billion by the time we're due

0:27:510:27:55

to leave the EU next year.

0:27:550:27:56

And that's on top of

the divorce bill with the EU,

0:27:560:27:59

which the Government says will be

39 billion and could be even higher.

0:27:590:28:02

Chris Morris, BBC News.

0:28:020:28:10

Next month a tax on sugary drinks

will be introduced for the first

0:28:100:28:13

time in the UK in a bid

to tackle obesity.

0:28:130:28:16

You'll be paying between 18

and 24 pence extra per

0:28:160:28:18

litre for many drinks -

depending on how much extra

0:28:180:28:20

sugar has been added.

0:28:200:28:21

Our health editor Hugh Pym has been

to Norway where a sugar tax has

0:28:210:28:25

been in place for years.

0:28:250:28:26

There are sweets and lots of them

in this shop favoured by some

0:28:260:28:29

Norwegians, but it is not

in their own country, it is just

0:28:290:28:32

over the border in Sweden.

0:28:320:28:33

The store owner is offering

all of this at half the prices

0:28:330:28:36

Norwegians pay at home.

0:28:360:28:37

In January, the sugar tax levied

in Norway went up more than 80%.

0:28:370:28:40

Some have driven long

distances to cross the border

0:28:400:28:42

for their shopping.

0:28:420:28:48

I'm coming every once a month to buy

food, so it's worth it.

0:28:480:28:54

It's not only because of the price,

but we like to have a treat

0:28:540:28:57

and we buy a lot when we come here.

0:28:570:28:59

The company says trade has picked up

since the Norwegian tax rise,

0:28:590:29:02

equivalent to about 10p

on a chocolate bar.

0:29:020:29:07

It's hard to imagine

anything else quite like it.

0:29:070:29:10

The Swedish owner says this

is one of the biggest

0:29:100:29:11

sweet shops in the world.

0:29:110:29:13

It has 20 of them, all a short

distance from the border.

0:29:130:29:16

95% of customers come

over from Norway.

0:29:160:29:20

Norwegians are used to the sugar tax

which was introduced some time ago.

0:29:200:29:25

Locals here in Oslo

are philosophical about it,

0:29:250:29:27

even after the tax increase.

0:29:270:29:32

People are not happy

with the tax increasing,

0:29:320:29:36

but I think it's good.

0:29:360:29:38

There are a lot of other taxes

that I would react on,

0:29:380:29:41

but this one is OK for me.

0:29:410:29:44

The government says the tax has

helped control child obesity rates,

0:29:440:29:46

which are below Sweden's.

0:29:470:29:48

We managed now to stabilise

the obesity of the children

0:29:480:29:52

and young people and I am

happy about that.

0:29:520:30:00

It means that what we have

done until now has been

0:30:000:30:03

functioning in the right way.

0:30:030:30:03

The UK is now going down

the same track with a tax

0:30:030:30:06

on sugary soft drinks.

0:30:060:30:08

The aim is to move shoppers

towards lower sugar options.

0:30:080:30:13

Groups like this have

already done that.

0:30:130:30:16

This cookery class with healthy

recipes for parents and children

0:30:160:30:26

is run by a charity,

made in Hackney, puddings

0:30:260:30:33

and juices with fruit,

but no added sugar on the menu.

0:30:330:30:43

Occasionally, you would

have a fizzy drink,

0:30:430:30:45

but I want to stop, so I am

here learning about this.

0:30:450:30:48

The Norwegian example

shows people can learn

0:30:480:30:49

to live with the sugar tax,

even though when it comes

0:30:490:30:52

to their behaviour, the message is,

expect the unexpected.

0:30:520:30:54

Hugh Pym, BBC News, Oslo.

0:30:540:30:55

One of the great names of fashion,

0:30:550:30:57

the French designer Hubert

de Givenchy, has died

0:30:570:30:59

at the age of 91.

0:30:590:31:00

After founding his own fashion house

in 1952, Givenchy became famous

0:31:000:31:03

for dressing stars like Grace Kelly

and Jackie Kennedy.

0:31:030:31:05

Most notably, he designed

the "little black dress"

0:31:050:31:07

Audrey Hepburn wore

in Breakfast At Tiffany's,

0:31:070:31:09

as part of a professional

0:31:090:31:10

and personal relationship

that lasted 40 years.

0:31:100:31:12

In a moment, we'll have the news

from where you are.

0:31:120:31:14

But first, we'll have some images

from Givenchy's life -

0:31:140:31:17

set to one of the iconic

0:31:170:31:18

tracks from Breakfast

At Tiffany's - Moon River.

0:31:180:31:20

# Moon river

0:31:200:31:21

# Wider than a mile

0:31:210:31:25

# I'm crossin' you in style someday

0:31:250:31:34

# Old dream maker

0:31:340:31:40

# You heartbreaker

0:31:400:31:45

# Moon river

0:31:450:31:51

# And me #.

0:31:510:32:00