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An end to the freezing

weather is in sight -

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but thousands of homes tonight

remain without power.

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The M62 in Greater Manchester

did start moving again

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after being closed

for more than a day.

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But the thaw has

brought flood warnings

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to coastal areas of England -

and many rural communities

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remain cut off.

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We're actually cut off and we have

been since Thursday.

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They are working on it,

but it's going to be

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a couple more days before

they can get through to us.

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And the other main stories

on tonight's programme.

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President Trump threatens to impose

new taxes on cars imported

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into the US from the European Union

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The controversial video technology

designed to help football

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referees is approved for use ahead

of this year's World Cup.

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Action.

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And on the eve of the Oscars,

we speak to the next

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generation of film makers

about Hollywood's fightback

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against sexual harassment.

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Good evening.

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Most of northern England

and Scotland remain in sub zero

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temperatures, with high winds

and freezing rain leaving thousands

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of people without power.

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The bitter weather has

been easing elsewhere,

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but there's been continuing

disruption to road and rail travel,

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and a number of flood warnings

are in place in southwest

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and northeast England.

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Here's our correspondent

Dan Johnson.

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Yesterday's empty strip of tarmac

across the country replaced this

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morning by trans-Pennine traffic,

reconnecting Leeds and Manchester.

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The M62 reopened, but many roads

across these hills are still

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blocked.

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It's been quite incredible, never

seen anything like it.

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seen anything like it. We've had

cars getting stuck, including police

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cars and so on.

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These are the ice roads

of the North Pennines.

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This lane leading to

the tiny village of

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Bewcastle has been

blocked since Wednesday.

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This morning, local

farmers cleared the snow.

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People here are feeling

a bit forgotten.

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I rang the highways department

yesterday morning asking them to

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send out some assistance as our

tractor was stuck in a neighbour's.

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And they said, there's no way

anybody was going to be out our way.

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I think it's absolutely disgusting.

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Right across the North, there's

still plenty of snow to clear.

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We don't want any

more, but, you know,

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it is what it is.

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And we can cope with it.

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When you see the amount of snow

here you get an idea of what

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this community has had

to endure this week.

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This is not the only village

that has been cut off.

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High tides and flooding

are now a risk.

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This is Dawlish on

the south-west coast.

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And look what the trains have

to plough through in Scotland.

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We're actually hopeful

of a near normal

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service tomorrow, which will set

everything up for people going back

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to work Monday morning.

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Hundreds of homes

across Wales were without

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power.

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Leaking boilers have only

added to the misery.

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All the bedding's all

damage, the bed itself

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is all gone, it's soaking wet.

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The carpets are saturated.

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Some supermarkets are running short.

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After the beast from the east,

the hysteria from Siberia.

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Back in Bewcastle there

are signs of warmer

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climes.

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The long, slow thaw

may have started.

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That doesn't mean

the problems are over.

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Dan Johnson, BBC News, Cumbria.

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North Devon has seen

particularly heavy snow

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and there too some remote villages

have been cut off - for days.

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Jon Kay has sent this report.

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This is the A39, now being cleared,

one scoop at a time.

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Miles of snow have to go

to free this part of Devon.

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We need to dig through to get

the roads open again.

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Volunteers are helping council

and highway staff on Exmoor

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so supplies can come

in and villagers can get out.

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What's happened here

is that the high winds have brought

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all this snow in off the Moors

and it's basically become trapped

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on the road by the high

trees and the bushes,

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and it can't go anywhere,

it can't get away.

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Compare it, look, with the hills

at the side, there the snow has

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pretty much melted now,

but on the road itself -

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completely blocked.

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People are running low on supplies

and I think that worries people

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in this day and age,

when we are not used to those

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sort of circumstances.

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There is so much to do,

the nearest town, Lynton,

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is another four miles on from here.

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Today, some of its 1,100 trapped

residents sent us videos showing

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what they're having to cope with.

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It's not easy.

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We've run out of milk.

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We're running out of nappies.

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I've got three grandchildren

that are in nappies,

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and my daughter's struggling.

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Across Exmoor, in extreme

conditions, communities have told us

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how they're helping one another.

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A school giving all its

food to a care home.

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We've all been talking to each other

and working together as a team.

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In Paracombe, Linda is clearing

neighbours drives, resilience

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in remote communities.

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What you do is put an appeal

on the village Facebook site

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and somebody will come up

to the door and help you out,

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if you're really stuck.

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So what have you had?

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Well, it's always nice getting some

potatoes when you're short

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of potatoes, isn't it?

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At the Fox and Goose

they're running low.

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We're holding together,

but it's not easy and we need stuff

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to start moving now,

so that we can carry on and trade.

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Tonight some progress,

an emergency route has been cleared

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through the fields so Royal Marines

can get medicine to a sick patient.

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Now we can hopefully walk

forward and give these

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supplies to the woman,

who's been waiting all day

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for her medical supplies.

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You're busy?

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We are.

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Yeah, very busy.

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Across the south-west

of England they push on.

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Jon Kay, BBC News, Exmoor.

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Donald Trump has threatened to apply

new taxes on cars imported

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into the United States,

from the European Union.

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It's the latest salvo in a war

of words over trade tariffs.

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Let's speak to our correspondent

Chris Buckler who's

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in Washington for us now.

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Remind us of the background to this.

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Yes, the threat of new tariffs has

fuelled fears of a trade war. You

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are right in saying the war of words

is well underway. Countries had

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already threatened retaliatory

action as a result of President

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Trump's announcement he was planning

to put 25% tariffs on steel and 10%

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on aluminium imported into America.

Probably one of the most memorable

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warnings came from the European

Commission President Jean-Claude

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Juncker who said they would tax the

most American of products, including

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bourbon and blue jeans. It's clear

President Trump was listening and

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today he bit back. It probably won't

come as a surprise to anybody he

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responded on Twitter, saying he was

prepared to tax cars coming into the

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US from Europe, and that will cause

concern across the Atlantic. Because

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the European car manufacturer's

biggest export market is the US.

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Many inside the White House urge

caution because they believe no one

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really benefits from this kind of

tit-for-tat trade war.

Chris, many

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thanks.

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Three men have been charged

with manslaughter and arson over

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an explosion in Leicester,

which left five people dead.

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Several people were also

injured in the blast,

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in the Hinkley Road area

of the city last Sunday.

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Three members of the same

family died when the shop

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and flat were destroyed.

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Reports from Syria suggest

government forces have gained more

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ground in the assault

on the rebel-held area of eastern

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Ghouta, near the capital Damascus.

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Once again, no aid was

delivered during the daily

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five-hour humanitarian ceasefire

there - and no

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civilians made it out.

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President Assad's ally Russia says

rebels have prevented

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civilians from leaving.

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The rebels deny this.

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Now with more on that news that

video technology is set to be

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used at the football

World Cup, and with the rest

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sport, here's Lizzie

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Greenwood-Hughes at

the BBC Sport Centre.

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Thanks very much.

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Good evening.

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Video assistant referees are set to

be used at the World Cup in Russia

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after football lawmakers voted

unanimously to approve the

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technology. Our correspondence

Richard Conway reports.

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Our correspondence

Richard Conway reports.

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From Diego Maradona's hand of God

to injustice in the biggest games.

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Football has long opposed technology

to help officials make the important

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decisions.

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But after an historic vote

all that has changed.

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Video assisted referees

or VAR as it's

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known, finally given the go-ahead.

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VAR is good for football.

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It's good for refereeing.

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It brings more fairness in the game.

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And, for these reasons,

we have decided to approve.

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VAR will be used to correct errors

relating to goals, penalties,

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straight red cards

and mistaken identity.

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Nearly 1000 games have formed

part of the two year VAR

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experiment.

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Tottenham's match against

Rochdale last week was

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included in the trial but was

criticised given lengthy delays

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while the referee

reviewed incidents.

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Leading to claims technology

is killing the atmosphere

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and pace of the match.

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Some now question

whether VAR should be used

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at all, including at this summer's

World Cup in Russia.

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The holy grail of football

is the World Cup, surely

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if it's not good

enough for the FA Cup

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we can't wheel it out

into the

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most prestigious tournament

we have every four years.

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On sort of clear error situations,

clear situations, the accuracy of

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the referee's decisions went

from initially 93% up to around 99%.

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Of course there are

grey areas where an

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incident could be

a penalty, could not

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be a penalty, and they

were

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always remain grey areas.

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Football's leaders

want to eliminate game

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changing mistakes,

but as the experiments have

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shown, anyone who thinks

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technology will stop controversy may

want to think again.

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Richard Conway, BBC News.

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Despite the poor weather,

the day's Premier League

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and Scottish Cup fixtures went ahead

as planned - Match of the Day

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and Sportscene follow the news

so if you don't want to know

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the results, you need

to avert your attention now.

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Liverpool are up to second

place in the table,

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beating Newcastle and former

manager Rafael Benitez 2-0

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in the late kick-off.

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Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

the scorers at Anfield.

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Elsewhere there were wins

for Burnley, Swansea -

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who jumped out of the relegation

zone to 13th -

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Tottenham and Watford.

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Celtic are still on for

the domestic treble -

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through to the semi-finals

of the Scottish Cup

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with victory over Championship

side Greenock Morton.

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Aberdeen and Kilmarnock

will replay after they drew.

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Great Britain's Laura Muir has

won her second medal of the World

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Indoor Athletics Championships,

claiming silver in the

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1500m in Birmingham.

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The Scottish veterinary student gave

her all to improve on her bronze

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medal in the 3000 metres.

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Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba won gold

for a middle distance double.

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And the man being dubbed 'the next

Usain Bolt' set a championship

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record on his way to winning

the 60 metres.

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America's Christian Coleman

clocked 6.37 seconds.

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Britain's CJ Ujah was disqualified

in the semi-finals.

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England's cricketers are now 2-1 up

in their One Day series

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against New Zealand.

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After a nail-biting victory

in the third match in Wellington.

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New Zealand finished four runs short

of their 234 target.

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England can seal the series

with a win in Dunedin on Wednesday.

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Katie Archibald and Emily Nelson

have won Great Britain's second gold

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at the Track Cycling World

Championships in the Netherlands.

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Dominating the women's Madison,

despite a late change of team,

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as Nelson replaced Elinor Barker,

who crashed-out yesterday.

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It takes Britain's

medal tally to six.

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That's it.

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But as always, there's

plenty more on the BBC

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Sport website, including the latest

from the Welsh Open snooker.

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But from me, for now, goodnight.

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After one of Hollywood's

most tumultuous years,

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with revelations of sexual

harassment and gender inequality,

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movements such as #MeToo

and Time's Up have been pushing

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for fundamental changes

in the entertainment industry.

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Our arts editor, Will Gompertz,

has been talking to the next

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generation of film makers

in Los Angeles to get their take

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on an industry in flux.

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I just have to figure out,

how do I see this in your...

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We're on set with a

group of postgraduate

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students from the highly respected

USC School of cinematic arts in Los

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Angeles.

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They are making a film for this

post Weinstein era that

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explores how an encounter

between a young aspiring actress

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and powerful male producer can

quickly result in

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blurred lines being crossed.

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Can I have somebody sit in?

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I have plenty of stories

of my own work in

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Hollywood that are in line

with #MeToo movement.

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And I wanted to...

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That's the area I know

the most about,

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so I wanted to focus

on the

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story and the business

that I know most about.

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What do I have to do

to get what I want?

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Do you think things are changing?

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I'm remaining cautiously optimistic.

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I do think that the pendulum

has swung in the

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other direction and I think it needs

to find its way in the middle where

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we can make some significant change,

because right now it's sort of, you

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know, it's a bit

of a panic situation.

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At this point what worries me

is still people being

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judged for speaking up.

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Because it's such a grey area.

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And because you don't

want to build a bad reputation

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for yourself when you're

starting your especially

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for yourself when you're

starting your career

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especially because it's such

a

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financially risky

industry to go into.

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If you say the wrong thing

or you paint something in the wrong

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light, that jeopardises

your well-being.

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That's the scariest part.

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Yeah.

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How do you change that?

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We're trying to figure that out.

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Because all of this stuff

is kind of happening

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as we speak, how long

is

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it going to take to turn

the tanker around?

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Oh my gosh.

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Probably a while.

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What does a while look like?

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I mean I would hope by the time that

my career is ending that it would be

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maybe a little bit more equal.

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But I...

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I'm not sure if that's realistic.

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So you think it's at least

like a 40 year turnaround?

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I think so.

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The Time's Up campaigners

won't be happy with that.

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They are lobbying

for equal male- female

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representation on film

sets within two years.

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That's going to require

some serious...

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Action.

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Will Gompertz, BBC News, Hollywood.

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You can see more on all of today's

stories on the BBC News Channel.

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That's all from me.

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Goodnight.

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