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The Foreign Secretary confirms that

a former Russian spy

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and his daughter are the two people

believed to have been

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poisoned in Salisbury.

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Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found

two days ago slumped on a bench -

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they are now in a critical

condition.

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Sergei Skripal is a former double

agent working for MI6 -

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friends of his daughter Yulia say

she was here visiting him.

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Areas near the incident in Salisbury

remain cordoned off -

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Boris Johnson told MPs

the government would do

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what was necessary if Russia

is found to be involved.

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I can reassure the house that should

evidence emerge that implies state

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responsibility then Her Majesty's

government will respond

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appropriately and robustly.

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We'll bring you all the latest

from our correspondents here and in

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Russia on this developing story.

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Also this lunchtime...

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The leaders of North

and South Korea have agreed to meet

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for the first time in a decade.

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Britain needs to go on a diet -

health officials urge food

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manufacturers to cut the calories

in their products.

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Six months after Hurricane Irma

swept through the Caribbean

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flattening all in its path -

we return to the Island of Tortola.

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It's been no mean feat

to clear this island,

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if you remember the kind

of

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damage that was created.

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More than 80% of buildings

were badly damaged,

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or completely destroyed.

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And the former BBC presenter

Bill Turnbull has revealed that he's

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been diagnosed with prostate

cancer.

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And coming up in the

sport on BBC News...

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After 14 months out and now

a mother, Serena Williams

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makes her singles comeback

and she says don't expect

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too much at first.

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Good afternoon and welcome

to the BBC News at One.

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The government has confirmed

that the two people suspected

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of being poisoned in Salisbury

are a former Russian

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spy and his daughter.

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Sergei Skripal was found slumped

on a bench in the city centre

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on Sunday, alongside 33-year-old

Yulia Skripal.

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Wiltshire Police say both

remain in a critical

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condition in intensive care,

after being treated for suspected

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exposure to an unknown substance.

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A restaurant and a pub in Salisbury

have been cordoned off,

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and one member of the emergency

services remains in hospital

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after the incident.

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The Foreign Secretary says

the government will respond robustly

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if any Russian state

responsibility is proven.

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Richard Lister reports.

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Two figures, believed to be Sergei

Skripal and his daughter Yulia

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Two figures, believed to be Sergei

Skripal and his daughter Yulia,

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caught on CCTV on Sunday. Within

hours they would be fighting for

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their lives, poisoned by an unknown

substance.

There was a man slumped

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on the bench, being sick. I was told

that there was a woman on the floor

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but I could not see because she was

surrounded by paramedics.

The man

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has a complex past, Sergei Skripal

is a Russian convicted of spying for

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the West before coming to the UK.

Today, police are

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focused on the area outside of a

shopping centre where he and his

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daughter were found unconscious.

They have said emergency services

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personnel at the scene were taken to

hospital for assessment afterwards.

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All but one have been released.

Wiltshire Police are still trying to

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establish whether a crime has even

been committed here but they are

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being supported by counterterror

officers.

The critical thing is to

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get to the bottom as to what caused

this illness as quickly as possible.

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As you would expect, specialist

resources in the counterterror

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network, and partners, working with

Wiltshire Police to get to the

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bottom of this as quickly as

possible.

With a mystery poisonous

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substance involved, tracing the

pair's movements is a priority.

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After taping of the area around the

shopping

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After taping of the area around the

shopping centre where they were

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found, police secured the Zizzi

restaurant as a precaution. Today,

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they said the Bishops Mill pub

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restaurant as a precaution. Today,

they said the Bishops Mill pub in

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the centre of Salisbury had also

been sealed off. Sergei Skripal and

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Yulia Skripal are still in a

critical condition at Salisbury

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Hospital. Public Health England has

stressed there is no wider health

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risk from the incident. But

parallels with the 2006

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parallels with the 2006 poisoning of

Alexander Litvinenko are hard to

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ignore, a Russian dissident,

poisoned in London by a radioactive

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compound.

It is thought he was probably

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murdered by the Kremlin. The Russian

embassy complained of speculative

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stories today, which it said were

demonising Russia. But the

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government have now put Moscow on

notice.

While it would be wrong to

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prejudge the investigation, I can

reassure the house that should

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evidence emerged that implies state

responsibility, then Her Majesty 's

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government will respond

appropriately and robustly.

The

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first pictures have now emerged at

33-year-old Yulia Skripal, who was

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visiting her father from Russia when

they fell ill. They may be able to

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shed some light as to what happened

to them on Sunday, but they remain

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gravely ill.

Richard Lister, BBC News.

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The Kremlin says it is willing

to co-operate in the police

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investigation but says Russia has

"no information" on what could have

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caused the incident.

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Officials are stressing that it's

too early to speculate

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on what happened in Salisbury.

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Richard Galpin takes at any motives

there might have been.

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia, now fighting for their lives,

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they are not the only Russians in

Britain who may have been targeted

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for assassination by Moscow. It was

proved a former spy Alexander

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Litvinenko was poisoned by

radioactive polonium in London 12

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years ago. At an inquest, continuing

into the mysterious death in Surrey

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of this whistle-blower.

This is the moment in 2004 when

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Sergei Skripal was arrested in

Russia for betraying his country. He

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was a military intelligence officer

who had been secretly supplying MI6

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with information, and worse

convicted for high treason. But

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after several years in prison he was

pardoned and able to fly to Britain

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as part of a spy swap. But that was

never a guarantee that he would be

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safe here.

The fact that he was a

British spy, a former member of the

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Russian military, in the minds of

most Russians, they would categorise

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him as a traitor. There would be,

and there are people there, who

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would be delighted to see him dead.

From the Kremlin today, a guarded

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response. They said what had

happened was a tragedy and they were

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open to co-operating with British

authorities. But for many Russians

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living here in the UK, who opposed

the Kremlin, it has been clear for a

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long time that they are vulnerable

and they want greater protection.

We

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need to be sure that people

receiving political asylum here are

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completely safe, and the state that

provide this asylum need to be more

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serious, particularly now after what

happened to this Sergei and his

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friend or partner.

Meanwhile, back in Moscow, Vladimir

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Putin is almost guaranteed to win

yet another term in office in the

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presidential election later this

month. The British enquiry into the

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death of Alexander Litvinenko

concluded that Mr Putin probably

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ordered the assassination, something

the Kremlin denies. The question now

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is whether there has been another

killing in this country ordered by

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the Russian state.

Richard Galpin, BBC News.

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In a moment, we'll

speak to our Moscow

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correspondent Sarah Rainsford.

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But first to our Home Affairs

Correspondent Tom Symonds,

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who is in Salisbury.

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Tom, bring us up to date with the

police investigation.

Well, I think

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we are at a critical point in that

investigation for several reasons.

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Firstly, I understand senior

officers are meeting about now to

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discuss the future of the

investigation, will Wiltshire

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Police, a relatively small force,

continued to lead it? As we have

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seen, there are possible political

ramifications for international

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politics. It may be the nation's

counterterror operation takes over

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the lead in this investigation.

Secondly, what was the substance

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that left a father and his daughter

in such a terrible state on a park

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bench over there, covered by the

tent behind me. What was it? Police

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will be looking at toxicology

reports but we understand several

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members of the emergency services

were also admitted to hospital. I

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understand two were cleared by

doctors and released but one police

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officer is still in hospital. I'm

told the symptoms experienced by

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some of those close to this include

wheezing, trouble breathing, and

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also itchy eyes. What was the

substance? Another key question.

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Finally, if it was an attempt to

take the lives of these two people,

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how with the substance administered?

We have seen the restaurant cordoned

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off for security, to ensure that as

safe as evidence, and we have also

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seen a pub cordoned off. Was

something slipped into food or drink

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during Sunday afternoon? A long way

to go in this investigation.

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Sarah Rainsford is in Moscow.

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Tell us more about Russia's reaction

to this incident?

Russia has been

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pouring a fair amount of cold water

on what it calls a lot of

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speculation and Russia phobia coming

from the UK at the moment. We spoke

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to the Kremlin's spokesman for

Vladimir Putin earlier today and he

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made the point that there is little

information about what has happened,

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pointing out that it was a "Tragic

situation", as he described it,

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suggesting here in Moscow the

Kremlin do not know what Sergei

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Skripal was involved with, and who

he was involved with after he moved

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to the UK. Suggesting that there

could be other explanations as to

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what happened. As for the suggestion

is to some kind of Russian state

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involvement, the spokesperson for

Vladimir Putin said that that did

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not take long, did it? Speaking of

the response here, it has been what

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they have called Russia phobia, and

scandalous.

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Our Security Correspondent

Gordon Corera is here.

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What was the focus of the

investigation, what will it be?

As

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Tom said, identifying the substance

and how it was administered, and

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seeing if other people were

involved. I'm trying to work out

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why, if indeed, there is a link to

Russia. The tone of the Foreign

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Secretary's remarks in the last hour

were interesting. He said he could

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not prejudge the investigation, he

did not want to get ahead of it but

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if suspicions that this has proved

well founded, there will be action,

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that is what he suggested against

Russia. Clearly, despite

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protestations from Moscow, you can

get the sense that the suspicions

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within government, even if they are

not yet confirmed, are that there

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may be a Russian link behind this.

Because of that issue that we heard

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earlier, that this is someone who

the Russian government, and

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intelligence services, may have

regarded as a traitor and therefore

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someone they may target for that

reason.

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We do not know that for sure yet,

but clearly that is the suggestion

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at the moment that is being looked

at strongly by the government, even

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as the police investigation goes on,

dealing with those specific details

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as to why and how this may have

happened.

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OK, Gordon Corera, thank you.

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The Foreign Secretary,

Boris Johnson, has in the last half

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hour been speaking to MPs

about the government's

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policy towards Russia.

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Our assistant political editor

Norman Smith is in Westminster.

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Norman, it was a sharply worded

statement from Boris Johnson?

Very

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strong words, and although Mr

Johnson sought to stress that it was

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still an ongoing investigation,

details were still coming in. He was

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not pointing the finger of blame, it

is absolutely clear that he and

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others in government, and more

widely at Westminster, believe it is

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highly likely that this involvement

did involve Russian state

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did involve Russian state sponsored

attack. And Mr Johnson said it

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carried clear echoes of the

Alexander Litvinenko case. And MPs

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would draw their own conclusions.

There were strong words. Mr Johnson

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said that the British government

would respond robustly to safeguard

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British lives, values and freedoms.

Much less clear is what the British

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government may do. It is under huge

pressure to make a much tougher

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stand after accusations it was

guilty of appeasement, following the

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killing of Alexander Litvinenko.

Now, Mr Johnson was asked repeatedly

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what sort of measures the British

government may take. He suggested

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that there could be targeted

sanctions against those close to

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President Putin, in other words,

close political and business allies.

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Mr Johnson also suggested that the

British government would discuss

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with Nato allies how to respond.

That is interesting because it

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suggests that the British government

may seek support of other countries

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for a much broader range of

sanctions, to say to other countries

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that East and needs to be made

against Russia in the wake of

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allegations of interference in

western elections and cyber attacks.

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What is absolutely clear though, is

that relations between London and

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Moscow now appear to have plunged to

new depths, with Mr Johnson

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describing Moscow as "A malign and

disorderly force". The chairman of

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the foreign affairs select committee

accused President Putin of waging a

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soft war against the West.

OK,

Norman Smith, thank you.

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In other news now...

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The Russian military in Syria has

offered rebels what it calls safe

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passage out of the besieged enclave

of Eastern Ghouta.

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It comes as UN investigators say

that all sides in the conflict

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in Syria are guilty of war crimes.

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Let's speak to Martin Patience who's

in neighbouring Lebanon.

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Tell us more about this United

Nations report?

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Nations report?

This was a UN

report, and it comes out every six

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months. It singled out two series of

incidents in Syria. What we have

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seen is a conflict intensifying,

they accused the Syrian government

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of carrying out three chemical

attacks in that besieged area of

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Eastern Ghouta, last July. Also

significantly, it accused both

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Americans and Russians of carrying

out air strikes that resulted in

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mass casualties. The latest that we

have from Syria is on that Russian

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offer to the rebels that they could

leave eastern Gouda, to another

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area, along with their families. We

have seen this kind of move before.

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That was one year ago, when Syrian

troops retake the major city. In

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fact, Syria's largest city of

Aleppo. Families bust out to a

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nearby province. It shows that

Moscow wants to wrap up the

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campaign, but in terms of the

opposition in eastern

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opposition in eastern Ghouta, they

are trying to forcibly transfer the

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population there.

Martin, thank you.

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More than 780 civilians -

including 170 children -

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are believed to have died

in the rebel-held enclave

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of Eastern Ghouta since the Syrian

government started its latest

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offensive over two weeks ago.

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Yolande Knell has been

to a refugee camp in Lebanon,

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where families are waiting

for news.

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This refugee camp is deeply affected

by Syria's latest deadly battles.

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Every family here comes from

besieged Eastern Ghouta. Relatives

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back home constantly on their minds

to.

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TRANSLATION: They cannot move

because of the attacks, they are

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terrified. They spend day and night

in basements. This is a disaster. I

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call on the world to save our

children.

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She lost two brothers, one just days

ago.

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ago. People come and give their

condolences and I am burning inside

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as I mentioned my brother, she says.

Her husband is devastated by what he

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sees. This was yesterday in Eastern

Ghouta.

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TRANSLATION:

The news is terrible,

their strikes, bombings, massive

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destruction of houses and people

being killed.

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being killed.

It is protest songs

not cartoons that the children in

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the camp watch online.

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the camp watch online. How is the

camp?

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Many refugees have spent five

difficult years here, it is a long

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time to be living in a tent with

poor sewage and little water, she

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tells me. Now these Syrians are

pessimistic about their future and

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what is happening in Eastern Ghouta.

TRANSLATION:

Every minute is a

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minute of pain for us, we cry over

every new loss, we just hope this

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war and the bombing will soon be

over.

But there is no sign of that

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and for now, for these children of

Eastern Ghouta, this camp will have

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to remain home.

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Britain is suffering

an obesity epidemic,

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and the country needs to go

on a diet.

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That's the message from

Public Health England,

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which has told food companies

they must cut the calories

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in their products within six years.

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Our health correspondent

Adina Campbell reports.

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They are firm family favourites but

too many processed foods and ready

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meals do not do our way signs any

favours.

It is a personal choice if

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they want to buy it.

I am very lazy.

Personally. I would not sit there

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and look at the calories and think,

this has too many.

When you are

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really hungry, you do not focus on

what you are taking in. Especially

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if you have a lot of fast food

restaurants near where you work.

Now

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supermarkets, food manufacturers and

fast food restaurants are being

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urged to shoulder some of the

responsibility by reducing calories

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by 20% over the next six years.

Public Health England says this can

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be achieved in three ways. Changing

the recipes, using better quality

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products, smaller portion sizes,

which would help control how much we

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eat. Or steering us to buy lower

calorie products, making better

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informed decisions.

We all need to

be part of this journey because it

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is affecting us now and if we think

we have free choice in our

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supermarkets, in our fast food

restaurants, we probably don't. We

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are being guided towards the choices

we currently make by those

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businesses.

Quite simply, as a

nation, we are getting fatter and

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the sheer volume of high calorie

foods available to us is not

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helping, not just bad for our

health, bad for the NHS and

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taxpayers. To help us make healthier

choices, you could soon be seeing

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more of these posters, a rough guide

advising us to eat 400 calories at

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breakfast, another

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breakfast, another 600 for lunch and

dinner.

But campaigners say the

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advice goes too far. It is far too

low, people will look at that and

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see how much a role in terms of

calories is and they will say, no,

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we need to eat more.

It is estimated

some children are consuming up to

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500 calories more than needed every

day. And around a third leave

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primary school overweight or obese.

If the food industry fails to take

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action, they could face tougher

consequences by the Government.

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Our top story this lunchtime...

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The Foreign Secretary confirms that

a former Russian spy

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and his daughter are the two people

believed to have been

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poisoned in Salisbury.

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I can reassure the House that

should evidence emerge

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That implies state responsibility,

then Her Majesty's government will

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respond appropriately and robustly.

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Coming up in sport in the next 15

minutes on BBC News...

0:21:190:21:22

Jack Nowell could be out for

England's next Six Nations match.

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The wing is a fitness doubt

for the must-win game

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against France on Saturday.

0:21:270:21:30

It's six months since the second

most powerful hurricane in Atlantic

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history struck the Caribbean.

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Hurricane Irma caused catastrophic

damage and killed dozens of people

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as it passed through the region last

September.

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One of the worst-hit places

was the island of Tortola,

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in the British Virgin Islands,

where 85% of the buildings

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were either damaged

or completely destroyed.

0:21:530:21:58

Aleem Maqbool has been to the island

to assess how life has

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changed since the storm.

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It is perhaps unsurprising,

given that Irma was the most

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powerful hurricane ever to be

reported in this part

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of the world, that six

months on, even though

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people are trying to get

on with their lives, trying to get

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on with their businesses,

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if they can, that the reminders

of what happened when the storm

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ripped through this island

are still everywhere you look here.

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This site has been used

solely to dump debris

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created by Hurricane Irma.

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As you can see, piles

and piles of it.

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Believe it or not, it is still being

added to to this day.

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It has been no mean feat

to clear this island.

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If you remember the kind

of damage that was created -

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more than 80% of buildings

were damaged or completely destroyed

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and hundreds of boats were lifted

out of the sea and dumped

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on the shore.

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So, how are things now?

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Well, sadly, six months on,

we found that some people

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are still living in shelters.

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Most, of course, have gone home now,

but even though a lot

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of construction work has taken

place, we have seen many,

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many buildings still without roofs

or that are badly damaged.

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One of the biggest hits

the British Virgin Islands took,

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though, is in its tourism industry.

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This is one of the main docks

and usually it would have cruise

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liners coming in here and flooding

this place with tourists every day

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and that is just not happening

on the same scale anymore and that

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has had a devastating impact

on people's livelihoods here.

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Given that this is a UK territory,

the question for many is,

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did Britain do enough

after Hurricane Irma?

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Certainly, there were British troops

here in the immediate

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aftermath of the storm,

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helping with the emergency

aid effort and also

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helping restore security.

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But those soldiers left

after a few weeks.

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After that, we are told

by the British Governor

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here that the UK has been working

very hard behind the scenes

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to help restore power.

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Most of this island does now have

electricity well ahead of schedule.

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But that hasn't stopped

the perception among many

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here on the British Virgin Islands,

particularly when they look

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at the damage that remains

on their roads and particularly

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their schools, that Britain

could have done much more to help

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in the recovery effort.

0:24:160:24:22

Aleem joins us live

from Tortola now

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What is life like now on the ground

for people?

We know that the British

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Government is assessing whether or

not its readiness or its response

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could have been better, but in the

meantime, life is still very tough

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here. Facing the trauma of what

happened, still having to deal with

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the impact of it, construction is

going on right across the island,

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still a great deal of debris to

remove and they have had massive

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blows in recent weeks, in terms of

the tourism industry, the big cruise

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companies, Disney and others, they

are not bringing customers to the

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island this season. Now people are

fearful again because less than 100

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days' time, the next hurricane

season is due. More people are

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worried about, having shot as they

can go to that time but they are

0:25:170:25:24

still dealing with the impact that

Hurricane Irma brought last year.

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Thank you.

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The leaders of North

and South Korea have agreed to meet

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on the heavily-armed border

between the two countries next month

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in the first such summit

for more than a decade.

0:25:370:25:39

Laura Bicker is in the South

Korean capital, Seoul.

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This appears to be a very

significant development.

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How has this come about?

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It came about after a dinner hosted

by Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, the

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first time he has met ministers from

South Korea, but the headlines to

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come out of it are extraordinary.

Kim Jong-un has indicated to the

0:25:580:26:02

South Koreans he is willing to talk

about getting rid of his nuclear

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weapons, something that would have

been unthinkable a few months ago.

0:26:060:26:10

He is also willing to sit down with

the US and he says there will be no

0:26:100:26:16

further missile tests while the

talks take place. Of course, there

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will be the summit between the

leader of North Korea and the

0:26:190:26:25

president here from Seoul. When they

meet in April, the first time two

0:26:250:26:29

leaders have met in over a decade.

When it comes to sceptics, they

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wonder whether this is straight out

of Pyongyang's playbook, that they

0:26:340:26:38

will walk up to the table and walk

away again while they buy time to

0:26:380:26:42

try to get rid of international

sanctions. Whatever way it goes, the

0:26:420:26:46

ball is now in the court of

Washington and it is up to Donald

0:26:460:26:50

Trump what may happen next.

Thank

you.

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Packaging firms in England have been

accused of not paying enough

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towards the cost of dealing

with plastic waste.

0:26:580:27:00

The waste consultancy Eunomia claims

the companies are paying only 10%

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of the overall bill for dealing

with the waste.

0:27:030:27:05

The packaging industry

denies the claims.

0:27:050:27:06

Roger Harrabin reports.

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Dealing with waste is expensive.

Under a government scheme, the firms

0:27:120:27:17

that produce packaging have to chip

in towards improving recycling. But

0:27:170:27:22

today's report says the packaging

industry is playing just one tenth

0:27:220:27:26

of the real cost of clearing up the

mess it creates.

We spent something

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like 2.8 billion as councils each

year on waste collection and

0:27:300:27:34

disposal, but we only receive

something like 50 million from the

0:27:340:27:38

plastics industry that contributes

towards the cost. That is far too

0:27:380:27:41

low.

Today's report says the

packaging industry is also

0:27:410:27:48

overstating the amount it recycles

by about 30%. No one from the

0:27:480:27:52

industry was available for interview

on the issue. A spokesman said all

0:27:520:27:57

their figures on the cycling were

independently verified. But the

0:27:570:28:02

question of who pays how much to

recycle plastics is clearly up for

0:28:020:28:07

debate. This really matters to all

of us because we share the bill

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through our council tax for getting

rid of waste. But is that Bill

0:28:110:28:16

shared fairly? Suppose I am the sort

of man who eats lots of takeaway

0:28:160:28:19

than drinks lots of fizzy drinks, I

am generating an awful lot of

0:28:190:28:23

rubbish. Suppose the neighbour does

not create much waste at all. Then

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she is contributing the same amount

in council tax as me but causing a

0:28:320:28:36

small fraction of the problem.

Environmentalists say it is not

0:28:360:28:40

fair. Change is on the way, the

Government is reviewing waste policy

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and councils want firms to pay much

more to fund recycling. The industry

0:28:470:28:51

of course wants to keep its bill as

small as possible. Environmentalists

0:28:510:28:56

think firms should pay 100% of the

cost of recycling the things they

0:28:560:29:01

produce. Roger Harrabin, BBC News.

0:29:010:29:04

The former BBC Breakfast presenter

Bill Turnbull has revealed that he's

0:29:040:29:07

suffering from prostate cancer.

0:29:070:29:08

The 62-year-old broadcaster says

he was diagnosed at the end of last

0:29:080:29:11

year and that he wants to encourage

people to get tested.

0:29:110:29:13

Our medical correspondent,

Fergus Walsh, reports.

0:29:130:29:18

There were some moments that I had

forgotten about entirely.

Bill

0:29:180:29:24

Turnbull on his last day on BBC

Breakfast in 2016 after presenting

0:29:240:29:29

the programme for 15 years.

0:29:290:29:36

the programme for 15 years. The star

of many shows, among them Strictly,

0:29:360:29:39

he treated the news he was diagnosed

with prostate and bone cancer last

0:29:390:29:44

November. He added, I am in good

spirits and I hope to be around for

0:29:440:29:48

some time yet.

I will place that

there.

The diagnosis came when he

0:29:480:29:54

was recording the special Great

Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To

0:29:540:30:00

Cancer which begins tonight. In an

interview, he said, I was getting

0:30:000:30:03

pains in my legs and my hips

particularly, and I thought, this is

0:30:030:30:08

old age. Eventually, they got so bad

I thought I'd better go and see my

0:30:080:30:12

GP. He said, I will give you a blood

test. The next morning, the doctor

0:30:120:30:16

said it is fairly clear you have

advanced prostate cancer. In an

0:30:160:30:21

interview in the Radio Times, he

urges men not to ignore symptoms

0:30:210:30:25

that might indicate prostate cancer

which will affect one in eight men.

0:30:250:30:30

The key symptoms are any very rapid

changes to how often you go to the

0:30:300:30:34

toilet to your innate, any pain when

you do or pain generally in the

0:30:340:30:39

pelvic area, though symptoms might

not be cancer, they probably are

0:30:390:30:43

not, but they would potentially

suggest there is an issue and men

0:30:430:30:46

should go to their GP if they have

any symptoms.

Bill says he's still

0:30:460:30:50

working and does not want to be

defined by his illness. He adds,

0:30:500:30:54

although cancer will shorten his

consultant's ambition is he will see

0:30:540:31:00

another 18 years. -- cancer will

shorten his life.

0:31:000:31:07

Time for a look at the weather.

0:31:070:31:09

Here's Matt Taylor.

0:31:090:31:10

This was the scene just outside

Glasgow this morning. The covering

0:31:140:31:18

of snow yet again. Across some parts

of Scotland, it continues to snow.

0:31:180:31:24

Big temperature contrasts. England

and Wales, ten, 11 degrees this

0:31:240:31:28

afternoon. A struggle to get to

four, five in Scotland. Here in the

0:31:280:31:34

Grampians and the eastern islands,

continuing to see snow on the hills

0:31:340:31:38

through the day, another 10-15

centimetres possible. Most will be

0:31:380:31:44

dry. A few showers to the west of

England and Wales, through East

0:31:440:31:48

Anglia and the south-east.

Overnight, the snow clears from

0:31:480:31:51

Scotland, a few more showers pushing

into the western half of the UK and

0:31:510:31:56

potentially the Channel Islands,

clear skies in between, it will be

0:31:560:32:00

colder, greater chance of frost just

about anywhere, and where the ground

0:32:000:32:04

is wet, on the icy side. Tomorrow,

for many, dry and bright. There will

0:32:040:32:11

be some showers, rain, sleet and

hill snow in the West, western

0:32:110:32:15

fringes of England and Wales, heavy

in Devon and Cornwall with hail,

0:32:150:32:19

through the day, we could see heavy

rain working from South to East, and

0:32:190:32:25

in between, most places dry with

sunshine. Low pressure still with us

0:32:250:32:32

into Thursday, clear skies, frosty

night again, just watch this weather

0:32:320:32:35

front developing across northern

France, it could bring rain to the

0:32:350:32:39

Channel Islands, it may skirt into

the far south-east. A lot of dry and

0:32:390:32:45

bright weather on Thursday. A few

showers. The further north, the more

0:32:450:32:49

likely to see snow over the hills,

but nothing compared to what we have

0:32:490:32:53

had of late. The sun is gaining

strength day by day. Still frost by

0:32:530:32:58

night, as we will see on Friday.

Snow returns at times across

0:32:580:33:03

northern Scotland, most having a dry

and bright day, during the day,

0:33:030:33:07

cloudier and wetter in the

south-west of England and Wales.

0:33:070:33:10

Some very mild air which will try to

push north through the weekend,

0:33:100:33:15

called air still in place over

Scotland, so England and Wales on

0:33:150:33:20

Saturday the rain spread north, it

will turn to snow in the northern

0:33:200:33:23

half of the country. The milder

weather will eventually win,

0:33:230:33:28

sunshine at times too. A weekend of

a little bit of everything but

0:33:280:33:32

finishing with milder and sunnier

weather for many.

0:33:320:33:36

A reminder of our main

story this lunchtime.

0:33:360:33:40

The Foreign Secretary confirms the

former Russian spy and his daughter

0:33:400:33:44

are the two people believed to have

been poisoned in Salisbury.

0:33:440:33:48

That's all from the BBC News at One,

so it's goodbye from me.

0:33:480:33:51

And on BBC One, we now join

the BBC's news teams where you are.

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