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Hundreds of people in Salisbury,
who visited the same restaurant
and pub as the poisoned Russian
spy and his daughter,
are being advised
to wash their clothes
and possessions as a precaution.
Traces of the nerve agent have
been found in the Zizzi
restaurant and Mill pub.
Those who were at the two locations
last Sunday and Monday
are being asked to take extra
measures, but England's Chief
Medical Officer says
she is confident that there's been
no harm to the health of any
members of the public.
reports from Salisbury.
A city under a watchful eye, a week
on from the moment these Skripals
were found collapsed on a bench in a
Salisbury Park, the 30s are still
trying to piece together what
happened to them. Last night traces
of the nerve agent used in the
attack were discovered in the
Italian rest and they had eaten at.
No hundreds of people who spend time
at Zizzi row or the Mill are being
asked to take precautions.
clothing you haven't already,
ideally in the washing machine. Any
items which cannot be washed which
would normally be dry cleaned should
be doubled back in plastic until
further information is available.
Wipe personal items such as phones,
handbags and other electronic items
with baby wipes and dispose of them
in plastic bags in the bin. Wash hat
items such as Julie and spectacles,
which cannot go in the washing
machine, with warm water and
Exactly what the nerve
agent used is still not known. For
one victim, it is history that
should not be repeating itself. 12
years ago, the former Russian spy
Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned by
Russian agents in London. His widow
received this letter from the then
Home Secretary Theresa May,
promising such a thing would never
be repeated again.
happened again. It means something
was not done, and a lesson was not
Five locations are still
cordoned off today and some
businesses remain closed. But those
who live here are trying to make
Mother's Day as normal as possible,
despite the fact today's service at
St Thomas's will include prayers for
the well-being of the community, a
community in the grip of an
Well, this park behind me is where
the Skripals were found almost seven
days ago. The public are starting to
ask, though, if this remains a bit
of interest, as the pub restaurant,
will precautionary measures be
taken, why were they not told before
now? In terms of the condition of
the Skripals, we know they are still
seriously ill in hospital. More
questions likely to be answered at
the scheduled press conference Alex
Aragon by Wiltshire Police and
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond,
has rejected calls to announce
the end of austerity.
Speaking two days before
he delivers his Spring Statement,
Mr Hammond said the Government
would still need to continue
paying down the debt,
but that there was
"light at the end of the tunnel".
Labour have the accused the
Government of holding back growth.
Our political correspondent
Jonathan Blake reports.
Is that a
spring in the Chancellor's step?
Philip Hammond looked reasonably
cheerful this morning as he arrived
to deliver his message that the
economy could be turning a corner.
After a gloomy through years of
relatively low growth, and things
could be looking brighter bungalow
there is light at the end of the
tunnel because what we are about to
see is debt started to fall after it
has been drawing for 17 continuous
That is a very important
moment for us. But we are still in
the tunnel at the moment. We have to
get get down. We've got all sorts of
other things we want to do, we've
taken a balanced approach.
the Chancellor talked about is too
high for his liking, but forecasts
show the amount the UK owes could
have beat and might fall in the
coming years. No cause for
celebration according to Labour who
say other factors tell a different
We shouldn't be celebrating
that hostility, this isn't me saying
it, the head of the OBR has said it,
starting is holding us back and
wages are below what they were in
2000 -- in 2007 to 2008.
This week a
report that many councils were at
breaking point uppercuts and central
government funding. One example of
the effect that strict limits on
spending can have. We will not see
the Chancellor's red box this week.
The Budget has been moved to the
autumn. His Spring Statement on
Tuesday will be just an update on
the economy. And a reminder that
whilst his political opponents say
people have suffered under austerity
for too long, there will be no
spending spree any time soon.
The water regulator will investigate
why thousands of homes in England
and Wales suffered shortages,
or a total loss of supply
after the recent cold weather.
Ofwat says its review will determine
whether companies had proper
contingency plans in place.
Homes and businesses faced days
without running water after pipes
burst during the thaw.
China's Parliament has voted
to abolish the two-term limit
for the country's president.
The move will allow Xi Jinping
to stay in office beyond the end
of his second term in 2023
and possibly rule indefinitely.
The amendment changes a rule that's
been in place since the early 1900s,
and has seen leaders serve ten years
before passing on power
to the next generation.
John Sudworth is in Beijing.
John, does this matter was like the
Chinese Communist Party is a big
monolith, doesn't matter which man
in black hair dye and safe suit runs
Well, you cannot tell how
significant a story is in China by
how little coverage it gets on state
media. That is certainly the case in
this instance. The official
Communist controlled news sources
giving only scant mention to the
constitutional change, and
discussion of it on social media
being heavily monitored and
censored. It matters because China
was once thought to have solved the
big challenge facing all
undemocratic authoritarian states,
how to handle leadership
transitions. The constitutional
change that was brought in, the
2-term limits, after the long role
of Chairman Mao and the disaster and
chaos of his years, was done
precisely to make sure that those
sorts of things did not happen
again. So this is hugely significant
and it raises fundamental questions
of how power is exercised in what is
now of course the world's
Both came in the women's
visually impaired super-g.
Millie Knight and her guide
Brett Wild, who finished in second
place in the downhill,
replicated that result
in today's race.
From South Korea, here's our sports
reporter, Kate Grey.
No time to celebrate
yesterday's silver medal.
Millie Knight and guide Brett Wild
were first on the slopes today,
this time in the super G.
A more technical course
to test the partnership,
but that didn't slow them down.
Clearly brimming with confidence,
the standard was set.
Could their team-mates
do any better?
Menna Fitzpatrick and guide
Jen Kehoe crashed out
of yesterday's downhill,
but there were no signs of holding
back in their favourite event.
Already super G World Cup champions,
this was their best medal chance.
And they delivered.
Not quite enough to beat Millie
and Brett, but a podium
The winner of yesterday's
race followed them down
the hill and she again
outperformed the Brits.
So it was a silver and bronze.
Today's run was just about building
that confidence and then
by about halfway down,
you've got into it.
She started skiing really well.
Yeah, we are super pleased.
It's a massive dream come
true for both of us.
I'm just so glad we've
done it together.
Elsewhere on the snow,
Britain's first representative
in Nordic skiing for 20 years,
Scott Meenagh, went
in the 15km cross country.
A gruelling course and he
finished a long way down
the field in 17th place.
On the ice, the curlers were hoping
to build on yesterday's win,
but the Swiss hit the mark
when it mattered.
Back to the drawing
board for the Brits.
Well, the curlers are back in action
as we speak, they are currently up
against Finland, and the score is
7-2, Great Britain leading with just
two ends to go. That is the latest
from here in Pyeongchang.
Congratulations to all those
competing, impressive performance.
You can see more on all of today's
stories on the BBC News Channel.
The next news on BBC One
is just after six.
Bye for now.