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Team GB is celebrating
its most successful day
in Winter Olympic history.
Lizzy Yarnold won gold
in the women's skeleton -
becoming the first Briton ever
to defend a Winter Olympic title.
There was a bronze too in the event
for her team-mate Laura Deas,
and a bronze in the ski
slopestyle for Izzy Atkin.
But there was disappointment for
the medal favourite Elise Christie -
who crashed in the semi-final
of the 1500 metre speed skating -
and was taken to hospital.
David Ornstein reports
Guiding Great Britain to
unprecedented glory, Lizzy Yarnold
and Laura Deas turning dreams into
reality, rewriting the record books.
Lizzy Yarnold next, the Olympic
champion, can she make history and
win it again?
Yarnold went into her
final slide in second place but
conjured an imperious display and
the fastest time any woman has
produced on this track to enter
That is a gold
medal winning run, I'm sure of it.
So it's gold for Lizzy Yarnold.
She's defended her title and become
the most decorated British Winter
Olympian in history. She was joined
on the podium by team-mate Laura
Deas. The pair rounding off the most
successful day their nation has ever
seen at a Winter Games. As Yarnold
jumped into the crowd to join the
celebrations, how did she feel?
Now a back-to-back
champion, the 29-year-old couldn't
hide her delight.
I'm just so
relieved that I've done the race,
been consistent and Laura and I are
on the podium together.
parents, Judith and Clive, another
moment to savour.
From the mixed
season she's had to win the gold
medal here today and we have a
bronze medal as well through Laura,
is absolutely mind-boggling.
success story was started by the
youngest member of Team GB,
19-year-old Izzy Atkin saving her
best until last to take bronze in
the slopestyle and become Britain's
first official Olympic skiing
medallist. Great Britain's Izzy
Atkin takes a bronze.
I'm still kind
of speechless. I can't... I'm really
excited, really happy, I'm stoked
with how I skied and also stoked to
win the bronze.
The day was however
tinged with disappointment as Elise
Christie crashed out of the 1500
metres short track speed skating and
was later disqualified.
Christie has crashed again now in
She went to hospital
as a precaution but was given the
all clear and may get race in the
1000 metres as she bids to avoid a
repeat of her nightmare in Sochi
four years ago. But that will do
little to dampen the British
euphoria as they delivered on snow
and ice Super Saturday to live long
in the memory. David Ornstein, BBC
News, in Pyeongchang.
Theresa May has said
cooperation on security
with the European Union after Brexit
calls for a new "deep
and special partnership".
In a speech in Germany,
the Prime Minister warned that
failing to work together would put
everyone at risk.
In response, the President
of the European Commission said he'd
welcome a close security alliance -
but that it must be negotiated
separately from other Brexit issues.
Our political correspondent
Vicki Young reports from Munich.
In defence and security the UK
is a significant player
and the Prime Minister hopes that
will get her a special deal.
She arrived in Munich keen to lay
out Britain's contribution.
Generous spending on defence
and expertise it wants
to share even after Brexit.
Theresa May urged the EU to take
a practical approach.
This cannot be a time when any of us
allow competition between partners,
rigid institutional restrictions,
or deep-seated ideology,
to inhibit our cooperation
and jeopardise the security
of our citizens.
She's calling for a new security
treaty so that the close
partnership can continue.
Failure to agree one would have
damaging consequences, she said.
We must do whatever is most
practical and pragmatic
in ensuring our collective security.
Those who threaten our security
would like nothing more
than to see us fractured.
Some listening to this
were left bewildered.
Te Brexit decision from the point
of view of us inside the EU
is extremely regretable.
Things would be so much
easier if you stayed,
so here comes the question.
Mrs May pointed out that Brexit
was a democratic decision
politicians should respect.
One senior Brussels
figure seemed to agree.
The Commission President Jean-Claude
Juncker said the EU wasn't at war
with the UK and didn't want to take
revenge on the British people.
He said the security bridge would be
maintained but you couldn't mix it
up with other issues.
So it's a pretty familiar
message from Theresa May.
The UK is leaving the European Union
but that doesn't mean that close
cooperation needs to end and it's
a blunt message too,
saying to Europe's leaders,
don't let your ideology get
in the way of the safety
of our citizens.
The government hopes today's speech
will show it's acting responsibly,
not wanting to drag the important
issue of security into fraught
Downing Street has left Germany
pretty encouraged by the warm words
from Angela Merkel, the German
leader, yesterday, and then the warm
reception to the speech today. They
feel that it shows the Prime
Minister really seizing the
initiative. Now of course there is
no guarantee the EU will accept what
she wants on security and some will
look further ahead into next week,
where may be an even bigger
challenge has Theresa May gets her
senior cabinet members around her
and they try to thrash out a deal to
agree what their future relationship
with the EU will look like.
Vicki Young, thank you.
In the last hour, Ukip have voted
to remove their leader Henry Bolton.
63% of party members supported
the motion of no confidence,
following the controversy over
racist messages sent
by his then partner.
Our political correspondent
Alex Forsyth is in Birmingham.
Where does this leave Ukip?
the short term there is an interim
leader, the MEP Gerard Batten but
beyond that another leadership
contest. This will be the party's
fourth in just over 18 months, since
Nigel Farage stepped down. There are
some here who fear Ukip simply won't
survive another divisive contest.
There are others though, in fact the
majority, who thought it was the
right decision for Henry Bolton to
because they said his personal life
had become too much of a distraction
from the job. So he has now stepped
aside. Either way you look at this
Ukip was a party that was riding
high after the Brexit referendum,
but since then it has struggled with
internal infighting, to find
direction, search for leadership and
there's a danger now that while
today has passed with no high drama
there is broad acceptance of this
result, in the long term this will
only deepen, not heal, the party's
Alex, thank you.
President Trump has met survivors
of Wednesday's high school
shooting in Florida,
in which 17 people died.
It comes as pressure mounts
on the FBI over the agency's failure
to act on a tip-off that
Nikolas Cruz, the suspected gunman,
might carry out an attack.
Aleem Maqbool reports.
Some survivors of the school attack
are still being treated in hospital.
As he promised, the president
visited here, albeit very briefly.
Did you see some
victims, Mr President?
Yes, I did, I did indeed
and it was very sad,
something like that could happen,
but the jobs the doctors do,
the nurses, the hospital,
first responders, law
enforcement, really incredible.
Donald Trump also met officials
from the emergency services.
What he didn't do though was answer
any questions about the need
to tighten gun laws.
More funerals are being held
for the 17 people who died.
Most of them teenagers shot
in their classrooms.
This gun show was advertised
close to the very school
where the shooting took place.
We weren't allowed in but spoke
to people as they left.
Is it worth sacrificing guns if it
means there will not be any mass
shootings or school shootings?
I don't think it would
make a difference,
that's my honest opinion.
If it was proven to me,
sure, but unfortunately
that's not the case.
Life is delicate, you could kill
somebody with a pencil.
Barking up the wrong tree.
And with more than 300 million
firearms in circulation in this
country, how do you change a gun
culture that's become such
an integral part of American life?
Aleem Maqbool, BBC News, in Florida.
A mini-earthquake has shaken Wales
and parts of west England.
You can see the large red lines here
from The British Geological Survey.
They show the tremor,
which was a magnitude of 4.4.
The epicentre was around 12
miles outside Swansea.
Tremors of this scale are only felt
in the UK every two to three years.
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