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Freezing temperatures and heavy snow

cause disruption

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across large parts of the country.

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Hundreds of schools are closed,

roads are blocked, trains

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and flights delayed or cancelled -

and there are amber warnings of more

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severe weather ahead.

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Here on the North York Moors we have

had several centimetres of snow and

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it keeps on falling. Snowploughs and

gritting teams have done their best

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to keep the main routes open.

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We'll have the latest from our

correspondents round the country.

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Also this lunchtime...

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The International Trade Secretary

says a customs union would prevent

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Britain doing other trade

deals after Brexit.

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It would be a complete sell-out

of Britain's national interest

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and a betrayal of the voters

in the referendum.

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A temporary ceasefire in the Syrian

enclave of Eastern Ghouta

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appears to have collapsed,

with more air strikes and shelling.

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A mother and her two sons are among

the victims after the explosion

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in Leicester that left

five people dead.

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And a takeover tussle for Sky.

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Now an American media giant joins

the fight to buy the TV network.

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And coming up

in the sport on BBC News...

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Women and men will play together

at a European Tour golf event

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for the first time later this year

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as the new GolfSixes

event is launched.

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Good afternoon and welcome

to the BBC News at One.

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Heavy snowfall is hitting parts

of the UK, causing road,

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rail and flight disruption

in many areas.

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Police say driving conditions

are "treacherous" in places -

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three people have died

in Lincolnshire after a crash

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involving a car and a lorry.

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Many schools are shut,

and forecasters say some rural

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communities may be cut off.

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The Met Office has issued amber

warnings for swathes

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of the country as cold air sweeps

in from the East.

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Up to 10cm of snow

is expected today,

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and as much as 20cm is predicted

in some parts of eastern England,

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Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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The transport network has

been badly affected,

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with many cancellations and delays.

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Robert Hall reports.

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The East Coast had time to prepare

but the snowfall sweeping in from

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Europe gave travellers a taste of

what this week has in store. Kent

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had declared a snow emergency with

the gritting shifts working flat

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out. The lack of traffic overnight

meant that salt couldn't do its work

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and by the time the morning rush

arrived, accidents and ice had

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closed a series of routes including

the M 20 motorway which became in

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effect a lorry park. Elsewhere,

conditions added hours to journey

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times.

Make sure you are only taking

the journey if it is absolutely

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necessary. You can be assured that

the motorways and major trunk roads

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are going to be cleared and treated

but other areas are going to have

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snow on the ground and it may affect

traction and the way your vehicle

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handles.

Up to ten centimetres of

snow fell across Kent, Surrey and

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East Sussex. Farmers were on

stand-by to keep minor routes open.

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Many heeded advice to stay at home

until conditions improved as some

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towns stage their own Winter

Olympics. The greater hazards lie

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away from main roads where there is

less traffic and the snow has had

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time to settle and to freeze. That

brought a series of accidents which

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began before dawn and disrupted bus

services and caused the closure of

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dozens of schools. In Norfolk, where

36 schools were closed, the freezing

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conditions also disrupted rail

services. Greater Anglia trains said

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they were forced to cancel services.

Our trains have to go slower, the

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points can freeze, the signals can

freeze. That means that if the

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points freeze, the train can't go in

the right direction.

The amber

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warning also covers north-east

England where the problems caused by

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snow and ice mirrored those further

south. Crawling traffic, pedestrians

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slithering through their daily

routines. But on Tynemouth beach,

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the swimmers defied subzero

temperatures for a dip that was

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rather more than just bracing. In

East Yorkshire, the snow swept

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across York's millennium Bridge.

White and the sands of Scarborough

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Beach, scenes that will become all

too familiar.

The wind is going to

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change and push the heaviest snow

across north-east England and

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Northern and eastern parts of

Scotland. There could be some areas

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that 25-40 centimetres over the next

couple of days alone.

Back in Kent,

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the snow showers have eased but the

dangers remain. Ice is likely to

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form later and further every snow

will bring growing challenges in the

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coming days. Robert Hall reporting.

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In a moment we'll speak to Ben Ando,

who's in Colchester in Essex,

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and to our Transport Correspondent

Victoria Fritz

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at London Bridge Station.

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First to North Yorkshire

and our correspondent

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there - Phil Bodmer.

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What is the picture there? The snow

keeps on falling, it comes in waves.

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We have an hour or two without it

and then a real downfall. Several

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centimetres here on the North York

Moors. This is the a 170 between

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Pickering and Whitby. It is normally

busier than this. Drivers are not

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using it like they would ordinarily

but gritting teams and snowploughs

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have been doing their best to keep

this route over the North York Moors

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clear. There has been disruption

across the region. The police have

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been busy in Lincolnshire, three

people died in a crash between a car

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and a lorry. They dealt with half a

dozen accidents before 6:30am. There

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have been reports from Merseyside

Police dealing with collisions on

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icy surfaces and on the M 62, the

Northwest Medway police have had a

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busy day. If you are heading to the

airport, regional airports are

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operating but the airlines advise is

to check in early if you can and

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allow extra time for your journey

from home to the airport. Here in

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Yorkshire, several hundred schools

are closed today. The disruption

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wasn't perhaps as bad as initially

anticipated but nonetheless with

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more snow anticipated tonight,

conditions could deteriorate and

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drivers are being warned to take

extra care.

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Phil Bodmer in Levisham

in North Yorkshire.

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Ben Ando is in Colchester in Essex.

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How much disruption has there been

there? There has been a fair amount.

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Greater Anglia who run trains from

this station into London normally

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packed with rush-hour commuters were

running barely half the number of

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services. The snow levels weren't as

high as anticipated but the

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temperatures were very cold. Some

commuters were asking if the beast

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from the East was the least from the

East. The difficulty for the rail

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network is they need to plan for the

worse. Snowy conditions can cause

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signals and points to fail and all

sorts of difficulties and they can't

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run as many trains and those that do

run have to run more slowly. They

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are looking to reinstate some

services, particularly to rural

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lines. They are aware that tonight

the forecast is for more snow and

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there could be more disruption to

come over the next few days. Staff

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here have been helping out. There

have been engineering workers,

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people who normally work in

Administration coming down to help

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passengers. Although passengers were

frustrated most appreciated the fact

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that there was an early warning of

problems and they could plan

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accordingly. They understood

pragmatically that there were

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difficulties. Thank you very much

indeed.

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Our Transport Correspondent Victoria

Fritz is at London Bridge Station.

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One of the busiest stations in the

country. How are things there? It

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has been a busy day at many of the

main hotspots for travel because

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resource has been chucked at the

arterial routes in and out of major

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cities, London being one. As we've

been hearing, the bulk of the snow

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has been hitting the eastern flank

of the country so the services that

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have been affected the most are in

Essex, Kent, Sussex and Surrey, for

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example. Some of them come through

here at London Bridge. There have

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been services disrupted and

cancelled. Lots of customers coming

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and saying, what is the fuss about?

Surely, this is just the great

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British flake out, rather than the

beast from the East, to quote a

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newspaper this morning. The real

problem is the cold weather, not

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necessarily the snow. Although

drifts and falling icicles do cause

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problems. The low temperatures mean

the tracks can stick and the points

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can't move and that means signals

stay red and trains cannot pass

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through. Network Rail, amongst other

things have been trying to heat the

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points, they have massive heaters

that they are trying to use to keep

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the points want to keep signals

green. They have been running trains

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through the night to keep the lines

clean. We have seen more disruption

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as the beast from the East heads

West. Thanks to all our

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correspondence.

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And you can keep up to date

with the weather and travel

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situation in your area,

by visiting the BBC News Live page.

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The International Trade Secretary

Liam Fox has been delivering

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a speech about Brexit.

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He talked about future trade

opportunities and restated

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the government's intention to leave

the customs union.

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He also claimed it's not

in the interests of the UK or the EU

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to put in place barriers to trade.

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Our Political Correspondent Alex

Forsyth reports from Westminster.

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He came to explain which way Brexit

is heading. In front of business

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leaders, the international trade

secretary restated the government's

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case, arguing that staying in the

customs union would bind the UK to

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EU rules and limit trade

opportunities.

It would be a

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complete sell-out of Britain's

national interest and a betrayal of

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voters in the referendum. Then there

is the issue of constraints on the

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ability to negotiate independent

range arrangements. A customs union

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would remove the bulk of incentives

for other countries to enter into

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comprehensive free trade agreements

with the UK.

But only hours earlier,

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this man who was until recently be

most senior civil servant in the

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Department for trade warned that

leaving the customs union would

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damage the economy.

With market

access through Europe and

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preferential trade deals against

bilateral trade deals with smaller

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markets, it's like giving up a three

course meal for the promise of a

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packet of crisps.

A customs union

means a single set of tariffs are

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charged on goods moving from outside

the EU. They can move freely around

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the block but members cannot trade

independently with other countries.

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The government says that leaving

gives scope to trade deals outside

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the EU. But that's not to everyone's

taste. Labour says that the UK

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should stay in a customs union after

Brexit so there is a clear

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difference between them and the

government and some conservative MPs

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agree with Labour, making the

politics of this as tricky as the

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practicalities. One of the questions

is what happens with the Irish

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border. It will be the frontier

between the EU and UK. The question,

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how to avoid border checks. The

Foreign Secretary claimed a solution

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was possible but was criticised for

com pairing it to the London

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congestion charge.

When I was Mayor

of London, we and is politically and

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invisibly took hundreds of millions

of pounds from the accounts of

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people travelling between the

borough 's without the need for

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border checks whatever.

For him to

say that the Irish border is similar

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to two London boroughs is grotesque.

The arguments on both sides continue

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as this complex negotiation about

Britain's future heads towards

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crunch time.

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Our Assistant Political Editor

Norman Smith is in Central London -

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What did you make of the trade

Secretary's speech? I think we

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learned that the customs union is

shaping up to be one of the key

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battle grounds over Brexit.

Probably, most others had never

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heard of the customs union before

this blew up. Now it is a central

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plank of the government's case for

leaving the U. Leaving it will

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enable us to forge new trade deals

with countries in different parts of

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the world where the growth in the

global economy is. Essential to our

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economic future. However, we then

heard from the man who used to run

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Liam Fox's department until March

last year saying pretty much the

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exact opposite. It's such a bad idea

that we'll have two as to rejoin the

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customs union and the single market

and will place the British economy

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at a competitive disadvantage,

discourage inward investment and

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turned Britain from one of the most

open economies into one of the most

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bureaucratic economies. Why this

intervention matters is because it

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follows a series of other

interventions on the customs union.

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Yesterday we heard from Jeremy

Corbyn saying Labour was going to

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back staying in a customs union. The

CBI, the bosses organisation, said

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that they would really like to stay

in the customs union. A number of

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Tory Remainer is also signalling

they want to stay. After Easter, the

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likelihood is that there will be a

vote in Parliament on whether we

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should stay in a customs union.

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should stay in a customs union. Le

crunch is looming. Thank you,

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Norman.

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The ceasefire in Syria

is feared to have collapsed -

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with reports of continued fighting

in Eastern Ghouta,

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the enclave of Damascus

controlled by Syrian rebels.

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The brief pause was ordered

by Syria's ally, Russia,

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which said it would be repeated

daily to allow civilians to leave.

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An estimated 400,000 people

are trapped in Eastern Ghouta,

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and in the last week more than 560

people have been killed.

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Martin Patience is in Beirut,

in neighbouring Lebanon.

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Does it look like the ceasefire has

been shattered?

Yes, I think it

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does. At last -- it lasted briefly,

a brief period of relative calm, but

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it broke down with counterclaims on

both sides, the government accusing

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the rebels of firing mortar shells

on a fluctuation corridors which was

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meant to be used by civilians trying

to flee the besieged area. In the

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end, not a single civilian left

Eastern Ghouta this morning. We also

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have not seen any access,

humanitarian access. Hundreds have

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been killed, hundreds injured.

International organisations are

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saying they need to get into Eastern

Ghouta to provide assistance. In

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terms of the government's part,

monitoring group said the Syrian

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government itself also carried out

air strikes. A brief pause but a

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collapse under the weight of

violence.

What happens next? What

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are the prospects for a lasting

ceasefire?

It is very difficult to

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see. I think we will see all sides

trying again tomorrow, but the big

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issue in Syria, the story of the

country is a complete lack of trust

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and a complete lack of consensus in

the international community about

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what to do in Syria and on the local

ground. We hear talks are under way

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between... Negotiations between the

rebel factions and the Syrian

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government. Whether that leads to a

ceasefire tomorrow or the day after,

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we simply do not know.

Many thanks.

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The Foreign Secretary,

Boris Johnson, says the Government

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won't fund any aid agency that

allows the exploitation

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of women in Southern Syria.

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It follows evidence given to the BBC

that some women in the south

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of the country have been exploited

by men delivering aid on behalf

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of the United Nations

and international charities.

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Here's our diplomatic

correspondent, James Landale.

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The fighting in Syria continues.

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Here, in rebel-held

Eastern Ghouta and elsewhere.

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And it has now emerged that some

refugees fleeing the conflict have

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faced demands for sex from local

Syrian officials delivering aid on

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behalf of international charities.

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They were withholding the aid that

had been delivered and then

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using these women for sex.

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So, this was a range

of women, there were women

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of different ages in the group.

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Some had experienced it themselves.

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Some were very distraught.

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Danielle Spencer's

an experienced aid worker.

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She heard these stories from women

who had fled to Jordan

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and they told her that many refused

to go to distribution centres

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because people would assume they had

offered their bodies for aid.

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Two charities, Care and

the International Rescue Committee,

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warned about this abuse three years

ago and tightened

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up their procedures.

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But a report from the UN

Population Fund late last

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year confirmed that sex

was still being traded for aid.

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Sexual exploitation and abuse

of women and girls has been ignored.

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It's been known about and it's been

ignored for seven years.

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This war is seven years old.

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The UN and the system,

as it currently stands,

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have chosen for women's bodies

to be sacrificed.

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The Department for International

Development said it was not aware

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of any cases like this involving UK

aid, and if there were,

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the Foreign Secretary said

the funding would be stopped.

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Obviously, we have talked a great

deal about this in the last few

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weeks, since the whole business

broke with Oxfam and so on,

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and Penny Mordaunt and I are

absolutely committed

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to a zero-tolerance approach.

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Can it be stopped?

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Well, we will not support

agencies that engage

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in that kind of activity.

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UN agencies and charities said

they had zero tolerance

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of exploitation but were not aware

of any cases of abuse

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by their own partner organisations,

and one UN spokesman played down

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the reports, saying

they were incomplete,

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fragmented and unsubstantiated.

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James Landale, BBC News.

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Our top story this lunchtime...

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Freezing temperatures and heavy

snow cause disruption

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across large parts of the UK,

with amber warnings of more

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severe weather ahead.

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And still to come...

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Penguins in peril -

why global warming is threatening

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the survival of these birds.

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Coming up in sport...

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Manchester United fan and eight-time

Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt

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will play at Old Trafford in June,

as captain of a World XI

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in the Soccer Aid match.

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The emergency services say

there are no more survivors

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in the ruins of a building

in Leicester that was destroyed

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by an explosion on Sunday.

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Police have now named the five

people who died in the blast,

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including a mother and her

two teenage sons.

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It's not yet known what caused

the explosion, which some residents

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said sounded like an earthquake.

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James Waterhouse is in Leicester.

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What is the latest?

Quite a lot of

activity on this quite fortified

0:22:140:22:21

police cordon at the moment. A press

conference taking place. Police have

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announced they no longer expect to

find survivors from within the

0:22:260:22:29

rubble of the blast site. They are

using specialist cameras and sniffer

0:22:290:22:35

dogs to look for other human

remains. We have lent their names of

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those who are thought to have died.

46-year-old Mary Ragoobar and her

0:22:390:22:43

two sons, Shane and Sean. It was

thought they lived in the flat above

0:22:430:22:52

the supermarket. And Leah Beth Reek,

Shane's girlfriend, and Viktorija

0:22:520:23:00

Ljevleva who worked in the

supermarket. Five other people are

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still being treated in hospital and

one is described as having

0:23:030:23:07

life-threatening injuries. The

cause, until this point, the

0:23:070:23:10

priority had been search and rescue,

looking for survivors. The

0:23:100:23:15

authorities are not saying the

information as to the cause at this

0:23:150:23:18

stage. Vehicles have been signed in

and out, and active scene, and this

0:23:180:23:24

operation has a different emphasis.

Thank you very much, James

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Waterhouse reporting.

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An armed police officer who failed

to confront the gunman at last

0:23:350:23:38

week's Florida school shooting has

spoken out after being called

0:23:380:23:40

a coward by President Trump.

0:23:400:23:41

Scot Peterson said he believed

the shots were coming

0:23:410:23:43

from outside the school,

rather than inside, and claimed

0:23:430:23:46

he was following his training

by taking up what he called

0:23:460:23:48

a tactical position.

0:23:480:23:49

But at a meeting on gun

control at the White House,

0:23:490:23:52

Mr Trump said he would have

acted more bravely.

0:23:520:23:56

You know, I really believe,

you don't know until you are tested,

0:23:560:23:59

but I think I really believe

I would run into it,

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even if I didn't have a weapon,

and I think most of the people

0:24:020:24:05

in this room would have done that

too because I know most of you.

0:24:050:24:08

But the way they performed

was really a disgrace.

0:24:080:24:12

Police in Northern Ireland say

at least three people have died

0:24:120:24:15

in a house fire in County Fermanagh.

0:24:150:24:18

Emergency services remain at the

scene at the property in Derrylin.

0:24:180:24:21

Police have arrested a 27-year-old

man on suspicion of murder.

0:24:210:24:29

German cities will be

allowed to ban older diesel

0:24:290:24:31

vehicles from some areas,

following a landmark court ruling.

0:24:310:24:34

The court said the cities

of Stuttgart and Dusseldorf

0:24:340:24:37

could legally ban particularly dirty

diesel cars from zones worst

0:24:370:24:40

affected by pollution.

0:24:400:24:42

Both the government and the car

industry have opposed the move.

0:24:420:24:46

Diesel emissions containing nitrogen

oxide have been linked

0:24:460:24:48

with respiratory disease.

0:24:480:24:53

America's biggest cable operator

is trying to buy Sky television.

0:24:530:24:58

Comcast, which owns the US TV

network NBC and Universal Pictures,

0:24:580:25:06

has put in a bid of £22 billion.

0:25:060:25:08

The offer challenges an existing bid

from 21st Century Fox,

0:25:080:25:11

which has a minority stake in Sky.

0:25:110:25:12

Our media editor,

Amol Rajan, is here.

0:25:120:25:18

Quite the takeover tussle looming

for Sky?

There are now three

0:25:180:25:23

separate bids involving Sky, the

British broadcaster. The bid by 21st

0:25:230:25:28

Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch's

company for the 61% of Sky it does

0:25:280:25:33

not already own. That has taken a

long time, stuck with regulators

0:25:330:25:38

concerned about media plurality, the

Murdochs having too much power. Now

0:25:380:25:42

there is a fresh bid from Comcast,

which owns universal studios and

0:25:420:25:49

NBC, the broadcast network, and it

is a cash offer and it is the £22.1

0:25:490:25:55

billion. This will be attracted to

the shareholders because it is not

0:25:550:26:00

likely to have

0:26:000:26:07

likely to have the same regulator

considerations. And there is a

0:26:070:26:11

separate bid by Disney for the whole

of Fox. There is massive disruption

0:26:110:26:16

going on in the media, the internet

has changed the game, traditional TV

0:26:160:26:21

broadcasters are struggling and this

is a desperate bid for scale and the

0:26:210:26:24

people who own the content, they are

desperately trying to get together

0:26:240:26:29

with the people who own the pipes

and the distribution, in that

0:26:290:26:33

context, Sky's customers in Europe

are attractive.

What does it mean

0:26:330:26:40

for Sky customers?

It is an

endorsement of Sky as a company, if

0:26:400:26:44

you are one of the 22 million Sky

customers in Europe, it is good

0:26:440:26:50

news, it means people are continued

to continue investing in new and one

0:26:500:26:55

of these companies, Fox, Comcast,

Disney, with huge libraries of

0:26:550:27:00

content, they want to give you more

stuff. If you are Sky customer,

0:27:000:27:04

reasons to be cheerful this week.

Thank you very much.

0:27:040:27:09

The retrial is under way

of the director of a yachting

0:27:090:27:12

management company charged

with the manslaughter

0:27:120:27:13

of four sailors who died

when the Cheeki Rafiki capsized

0:27:130:27:16

in the North Atlantic in May, 2014.

0:27:160:27:18

The jury has been hearing how

Douglas Innes carried on drinking

0:27:180:27:22

after receiving an email saying

the yacht was in trouble.

0:27:220:27:24

Duncan Kennedy reports

from Winchester Crown Court.

0:27:240:27:28

This was the Cheeki Rafiki

long before the incident

0:27:280:27:30

at the centre of this retrial.

0:27:300:27:34

She was a 15-tonne racing yacht,

but one that had not been inspected

0:27:340:27:39

for the three years before

she capsized in May, 2014.

0:27:390:27:46

Four men died when she sank -

Andrew Bridge, the skipper,

0:27:460:27:49

James Male, the first mate,

Steve Warren and Paul Goslin.

0:27:490:27:52

Their bodies were never found.

0:27:520:27:54

The prosecution say Douglas Innes,

whose company manage

0:27:540:27:56

the Cheeki Rafiki, was responsible

for their deaths because he had

0:27:560:27:59

failed to carry out proper

maintenance and didn't provide

0:27:590:28:01

enough safety kit.

0:28:010:28:05

The court heard he had been

in the pub when he received e-mails

0:28:050:28:08

and calls from the yacht,

saying they were taking on water

0:28:080:28:11

1,000 miles off the Canadian coast.

0:28:110:28:12

A huge search was launched

and combed thousands

0:28:120:28:14

of square miles of ocean.

0:28:140:28:20

Eventually, the Cheeki was found,

overturned, with its keel missing,

0:28:200:28:23

and no sign of the men.

0:28:230:28:26

The prosecution say the keel came

off because some of the bolts

0:28:260:28:29

holding it to the hull were rusty.

0:28:290:28:34

The prosecution say that

Douglas Innes was so negligent that

0:28:340:28:37

he created the conditions for death.

0:28:370:28:39

They say what he did was criminal.

0:28:390:28:42

They say his errors and omissions

were exceptionally bad and that

0:28:420:28:48

the Cheeki Rafiki was broken.

0:28:480:28:53

The prosecution also say

the Cheeki Rafiki should never have

0:28:530:28:55

taken a northerly route

across the Atlantic

0:28:550:28:57

because of bad weather.

0:28:570:28:58

Douglas Innes denies four

counts of manslaughter

0:28:580:29:01

by gross negligence.

0:29:010:29:04

The trial is due

to last until Easter.

0:29:040:29:06

Duncan Kennedy, BBC News,

at Winchester Crown Court.

0:29:060:29:12

Scientists are warning that global

warming could have a devastating

0:29:120:29:14

impact on king penguins.

0:29:140:29:16

Researchers say climate change

is shifting the ocean currents

0:29:160:29:18

the penguins depend on for food.

0:29:180:29:21

70% of them may be forced

to move from their current

0:29:210:29:24

nesting sites or die.

0:29:240:29:25

Here's our science

correspondent, Jonathan Amos.

0:29:250:29:31

Splashing ashore after another

successful outing to find food

0:29:310:29:33

in the Southern Ocean.

0:29:330:29:36

These are king penguins,

one of the biggest of

0:29:360:29:41

the 17 penguin species.

0:29:410:29:45

The animals are currently doing

well, but their notoriously fussy

0:29:450:29:48

habits could soon get them

into trouble, say scientists.

0:29:480:29:53

The birds will only nest on smooth,

sandy or pebble beaches,

0:29:530:29:56

away from sea ice.

0:29:560:29:57

That restricts king

penguin colonies.

0:29:570:29:58

At the moment, their nesting sites

are limited to a specific

0:29:580:30:01

series of islands that

surround the Antarctic.

0:30:010:30:05

That is fine, for the moment,

because these islands are close

0:30:050:30:11

to nutrient-rich upwelling waters

that support lots of fish and squid.

0:30:110:30:14

The problem is that as the climate

warms, these foraging waters

0:30:140:30:17

are moving southward and away

from current nesting sites.

0:30:170:30:21

In a few decades, the penguins

could have to swim too far to feed

0:30:210:30:24

themselves and their chicks.

0:30:240:30:27

French scientists are warning that

unless the birds can

0:30:270:30:30

adapt and find new homes,

their numbers will see a dramatic

0:30:300:30:32

fall by the century's end.

0:30:320:30:39

Jonathan Amos, BBC News.

0:30:390:30:41

Time for a look at the weather.

0:30:410:30:43

Here's Darren Bett.

0:30:430:30:46

You have even got snowflakes on your

tie!

0:30:460:30:53

The severe weather this morning, the

amber snow warnings, they have now

0:30:530:30:57

expired. Some heavy snow in the

south-east of England, notably Kent.

0:30:570:31:02

Sevenoaks, and around

0:31:020:31:08

Sevenoaks, and around Maidstone, a

lot earlier. Snow coming and going

0:31:080:31:11

through the rest of the day as well.

And through the rest of the week.

0:31:110:31:15

More severe weather to come, more

weather warnings from the Met

0:31:150:31:20

Office, more travel disruption,

significant wind-chill. If you think

0:31:200:31:23

it is called now, wait until

tomorrow. The winds from Siberia,

0:31:230:31:28

the beast from the east, heading our

way. These are the snow showers we

0:31:280:31:33

have seen over the past few hours.

Temperatures barely above freezing

0:31:330:31:38

in most areas. The snow in Wales

should move away. The snow pushing

0:31:380:31:44

west. Overnight, more Eastern areas

seeing more frequent snow showers.

0:31:440:31:48

Some further west but also clear

skies as well. The snow easing in

0:31:480:31:53

the south-east of England, heading

through the English Channel to parts

0:31:530:31:57

of Devon and Cornwall later in the

night. Other widespread frost. Down

0:31:570:32:04

to -8 last night. The focus of the

heavy snow shifts north, Met Office

0:32:040:32:11

amber snow warnings into Thursday

and tomorrow in eastern Scotland and

0:32:110:32:16

the central Belt and north-eastern

parts of England, significant snow,

0:32:160:32:19

particularly over the hills. Snow

shower after snow shower for this

0:32:190:32:25

area is driven by strong to gale

force easterly winds. Snow showers

0:32:250:32:27

elsewhere. The temperature is a bit

lower than today. Add on the

0:32:270:32:35

strength of the wind, significant

wind-chill. It will feel more like

0:32:350:32:40

-9, minus ten. Really cold day to

come. It stays that way into

0:32:400:32:45

Thursday too. Low-pressure coming

up, into the cold air. Snow showers

0:32:450:32:52

overnight in the north but we will

find snow developing in the south,

0:32:520:32:56

pushing its way across the

south-western corner of the UK,

0:32:560:33:01

south-west England, Wales, another

snow warning, amber warning, from

0:33:010:33:05

the Met Office through the latter

part of Thursday. That is where the

0:33:050:33:10

heaviest snowfall will be in England

and Wales. Those are the

0:33:100:33:14

temperatures, but we still have the

bitterly cold easterly winds, so

0:33:140:33:19

again, wrap up well, if you have to

go out, it will feel like -9, minus

0:33:190:33:23

ten.

0:33:230:33:29

The weather is the main story this

lunchtime. Causing disruption across

0:33:290:33:35

large parts of the UK, with amber

warnings for more severe weather

0:33:350:33:38

ahead.

0:33:380:33:39

That's all from the BBC News at One,

so it's goodbye from me.

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