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Tributes flood in for one of rock and roll's founding fathers -
Chuck Berry - after his death at the age of 90.
He'll be remembered for his sound, his enduring influence
on other musicians, and his stage presence.
A new warning of a cash crisis for the NHS in England as its said
North Korea's leader celebrates the testing of a new rocket
amid fears it could add to its nuclear programme.
And plug in, turn on and pay up - why going green with a new car
The music world is paying tribute to Chuck Berry,
the guitarist and songwriter who - for many - invented rock and roll.
the guitarist and songwriter who - for many - invented rock 'n' roll.
Sir Mick Jagger said Chuck Berry had been an inspiration who had 'lit up'
his teenage years and 'blown life' into the Rolling Stones' dreams.
Our arts editor Will Gompertz looks back on the life of a man
Johnny Be Good. Revolutionary Chuck Berry Classics But Revolutionary In
The 50s. The Man Rocked America With His Electrified Fusion Of Gospel
Blues And Country. He gave the kids what they wanted,
songs about the teenage dream of fast cars, hot dates and
unrestrained freedom. That's why I wrote about school, and for young
people who go to school, and I wrote about life. Half of the people have
cars, I wrote about cars and mostly all of the people, if not now, they
will soon be in love. His brashness gave Rock and attitude, his guitar
licks a foundation for all those who followed him. The Beach boys, the
Beatles macro command Rolling Stones are indebted to Chuck Berry, as Mick
Jagger tweeted today. Chuck, you were amazing, he wrote. Your music
is ingrained in side us for ever. Chuck Berry the rock and roll
instrument. You can't take a piano to your friend's house but you can
take a guitar and Chuck Berry uses these riffs, these wonderful
introductions in a way that Keith Richards learned, as he himself
says, from. Chuck Berry was never slow to remind
Richards who was the boss. I've been living for 60 years with it. I know
that. But then realise it. Is it going to be around after we are all
dead and gone? In 1962 Chuck Berry was sent to
prison for having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. When he was
released two years later he found that his wife had left him and so to
a large extent had his songwriting Mojo but his showmanship had not. He
continued to perform duck Walker and all. You can argue all day long as
to who was the father of rock music, but one thing is for certain, Chuck
Berry was there at the birth. Chuck Berry - who's
died at the age of 90. The NHS is facing a 'mission
impossible' to meet the standards and targets required
by the Government. That's according to the organisation
which represents health For the first time, NHS Providers
says the money allocated for the next financial year -
beginning in April - is not enough to meet growing
patient demand and will make it difficult, if not impossible,
to meet targets such It's been a winter of unprecedented
strain on the NHS with hospitals full, or close to it,
and patient demand on the increase. The budget earlier this
month included new funding for social care and
investment in A units in England. NHS Providers representing hospitals
and other trusts says that may ease some of the pressure
but there will still be a yawning gap in the resources needed just
to keep services ticking over. This is the first time
in recent NHS history that trusts are saying they cannot
deliver the key accident and emergency and elective surgery
targets and hit financial balance, and that's before the year
has even started. That's the first time ever that's
actually happened and I think The warning comes after the Health
Secretary Jeremy Hunt says hospitals in England should get back
to their target of seeing or assessing 95% of patients in A
within four hours. It's not going to be
overnight, but it is essential and I am
expecting the NHS to return to that
target during the course NHS Providers says there will be big
increases in the number of patients in England
who lose out next year because key
targets are missed. With 1.8 million waiting more
than four hours in A, and on another key benchmark, waiting times
for routine operations and procedures 100,000 patients will
wait more than 18 weeks before their I'm going to see what I can do
to create some space. The Department of Health said
the comments failed to acknowledge that the NHS in England had a strong
plan Others argued that
efficiency should be the top priority and that the service can
curb costs by treating more people Well, the NHS and social
care have had five emergency cash injections in
the last two and a half years alone. What it needs is
a whole programme of And I fear that another
dollop of extra money and Northern Ireland as well as
England. Is it simply a question of money,
or can the NHS transform the way it provides services
as a growing and ageing population increases the demand
for health and social care? The final day of the US Secretary
of State's East Asia tour has been overshadowed by North Korea's
announcement of a breakthrough The North Korean leader has been
pictured celebrating what he said was a successful test,
as Rex Tillerson warned from Beijing that tensions on the Korean
pensinsula are at a dangerous level. Our China editor Carrie Gracie sent
this report from Beijing. The smiles were somewhat strained
when the Chinese President met They had intended to steady
anxieties about where US-China But as these players
posed for the cameras, With these pictures of Kim Jong-Un,
North Korea announced the successful test of a new rocket engine
for its space and He's already warned that his nuclear
missiles will soon be able Mr Tillerson was in Asia to warn
that US patience is at an end, asking China to do more
to persuade its North Korean ally It's frustrated by North Korean
recklessness and anxious to find common ground
with the new Trump administration. But it's also skeptical
about whether more economic pressure would force North Korea
to renounce nuclear weapons. And it's suspicious of American
intentions in the region. China wants fewer Americans in Asia,
not more, but to meet the threat from Pyongyang,
US troops are on exercise And the US is deploying
a new anti-missile system there. So Kim Jong-Un stole the headlines
as the big powers failed again His rocket test, a calculated
message of defiance to both the US and his next door neighbour,
China. Police are hunting for a 33-year
old man after a one-year-old boy died and his twin sister
was seriously injured at their home Sangita Myska is in
Finsbury Park now - Sangita. In the last half hour this police
cordon has gone up behind me and police have confirmed they have now
launched a murder inquiry Athletic children were attacked in the
building behind me. One was left dead, the other is to night fighting
for her life in an east London hospital. It's understood the chief
suspect was the children's father and he worked in a nearby hotel.
Neighbours say they have been left shocked and saddened by the events
that took place last night. They described the kids as sweet and
belonging to a quiet family. It was in this top floor flat in
Finsbury Park where a one-year-old boy was killed and his twin sister
was left critically injured in what neighbours have described as a
brutal attack. This morning police officers and forensic teams
continued to search the property on Wilberforce Road, collecting
evidence and conducting door-to-door inquiries. It was just after 11pm
last night the police were called by neighbours who had heard the
children's mother screaming that her babies had been hurt. I asked her,
can I help you? Do you want me to call the police or the ambulance for
you? She didn't say anything and I asked her, what's wrong? What's
happened? She just said, my kids, and she was crying. Officers are
searching for this man. It's understood he was the children's
father. The police say the 33-year-old was at the flat just
before the twins were found and left before the police arrived. I would
like to urge the public's health in this matter -- help. A man who is
resident at that address in Wilberforce Road disappeared shortly
after the incident was discovered. We would like the public's help in
tracing this man. Tonight forensic teams are continuing to examine
evidence in an attempt to make sense of the senseless killing of a baby
boy. His sister remains in critical condition in hospital. Sangita
Myska, BBC News, Finsbury Park, London.
The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has accused Theresa May
of pursuing nationalist and protectionist policies
that would find favour with Donald Trump and
Addressing his party's spring conference he said Mrs May's
decision to seek a hard Brexit would badly damage the British
economy and went against the Conservatives' traditional
If I was a business person who'd given money to today's Conservative
You were sold a free-market internationalist pro-business party.
What you got is protectionism, nationalism, economic vandalism.
The RAC is warning that most drivers buying new cars will face increased
Among the worst hit will be those purchasing more environmentally
friendly hybrid vehicles - some of which will attract road
Our business correspondent Joe Lynam explains.
And pay less tax but from next month that's set to change with road tax
or Vehicle Excise Duty increasing for newer, greener cars and some
customers are snapping up hybrid cars before the taxes go up. Already
we're hearing that dealerships have been very, very busy in the build-up
to this change. People are trying to get in there before they are hit
with the extra cost. What we are expecting anecdotally afterwards is
will be a lull, particularly hitting hybrid vehicle sales, because one of
the incentives for buying them will have been taken away.
From April the 1st most cars will pay an initial charge depending on
their emissions, and then ?140 a year after that. Hybrid cars will
get a ?10 rebate but still pay ?130 compared with nothing at the moment
and cars costing ?40,000 or more will face an additional premium. The
new duties will have no affect on cars already on UK roads. The
Government insists that the new Vehicle Excise Duty will be fair to
motorists and improve air quality by encouraging the take-up of cleaner
vehicles. But will the new charges deter drivers are already on cars
with low CO2 emissions? I think it's probably a good idea to try and
encourage people to buy environmentally friendly vehicles if
at all possible so I would suggest it is better to charge lower road
tax. What's the point in having low emission vehicles if you are going
to charge more tax? Ridiculous. It would be the environment I would be
worried about. This is a plug-in hybrid vehicle meaning when it is
running on its battery it doesn't emit any noxious gases at all but if
you buy this vehicle from April you'll be paying ?440 a year more
than if you bought it today. Some believe that that will dis-
incentivise people from buying green cars. Jo Lynam, BBC News.
Now it's been three years since Vladimir Putin sent special
forces into Crimea in Ukraine, leading to its annexation by Russia.
It was a move that sparked sanctions from the West and a revival
Our correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been back to the Crimean
capital, Simferopol, to see if attitudes
Blessed by nature, beset with contention.
It's three years since Russia annexed the
peninsula from Ukraine pushing East and West into a new Cold War.
Today Moscow is cementing its presence
with a bridge that will bind Crimea to the Russian mainland.
With its military too, Russia's moved its
And wherever you go in Crimea you're left in no doubt who's in charge.
She chides Western leaders who disagree.
We don't understand them because we are already for three
We changed our rules, documents, everything, and our soul
And I even have the T-shirt with Putin and the words
are "In Putin we trust" like "In God we trust".
Moscow admits its takeover of Crimea was a military operation.
Days later after a referendum, not recognised internationally, Crimea
Svitlana Gavrilenko had opposed the annexation but three
years on her perspective on Russia has changed.
They think everyone here is a traitor, even if you were ever
pro-Ukrainian, or you are now pro-Ukrainian, you are still a
The White House says it expects Moscow to return Crimea.
It's almost inconceivable that Vladimir Putin
and hand this peninsula back to Ukraine.
For one thing, the Kremlin doesn't do U-turns and reclaiming
this land for Russia, well, President Putin
would regard that as
part of his legacy, and Moscow insists that most of the people who
Since annexation Crimean Tatars, an ethnic
minority that makes up 12% of the population here,
Their governing body has been banned, human rights groups accuse
Moscow of creating a climate of repression.
This man is desperate for information about his son.
A Tartar activist, he was abducted ten
he was seized by men in uniform.
Not knowing where his son is is driving him to despair.
His heart, he told me, isn't made of steel.
And yet this Crimean spring feels calmer
Most people here don't think about sovereignty
They can't predict the future so navigating the present
Football and Celtic are within one win of their sixth successive
A 2-1 win over Dundee gives them a 25-point lead
at the top of the table, with just nine games remaining.
They will be champions if they beat Hearts in a fortnight.
In the Premier League, four of the teams battling it out
for a Champions League place are in action today.
Liverpool are currently playing Manchester City and have taken a 1-0
lead. Earlier there were wins for Tottenham and Manchester United as
David Horsey reports. This season is Tottenham's last at
White Hart Lane and is turning into one of the most memorable. Even
without their top scorer Harry Kane, the outcome is the same. Christian
Eriksen putting them 1-0 up against Southampton. If the second came via
a debatable penalty there was no doubt about the finish Bamidele Alli
2-0. Southampton were the last team to win at Spurs in the Premier
League and James Ward-Prowse raised their hopes of a repeat. But
Mauricio Pochettino's men held on, their place in the top four now
looking secure. Among the chasing pack are Manchester United and they
went ahead at Middlesbrough through Marouane Fellaini's head. Jesse
Lingard doubled the lead, and how. Lingard has an eye for the
spectacular as this effort showed. Boro got one back through Rudy
Gestede to the delight of caretaker manager Steve Agnew. That delight,
though, soon turned to despair. Victor Valdes with the slip that
Dick did United the result that had Jose Mourinho jumping for joy --
gifted United the result. That's it, I will