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The Home Secretary

says more is now known

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about the substance used

in the suspected poisoning

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of a Russian spy.

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-- former Russian spy.

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter

remain critically ill,

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after collapsing in Salisbury.

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as ministers move to

reassure local people.

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I want to make sure that this

investigation response to evidence,

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not to rumour, but I can reassure

the public that all action will be

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taken to keep everybody safe.

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We'll have the latest

on the continuing investigation.

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Also this lunchtime...

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The President of the EU says a free

trade agreement will have to be put

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into place after Brexit -

and says the UK's position will have

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"negative economic consequences."

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A pick and mix approach for a

nonmember State is out of the

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question. We are not going to

sacrifice these principles. It is

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simply not in our interest.

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Saudi's Crown Prince arrives

in the UK on a three-day visit

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for talks with ministers and lunch

with the Queen - but

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protests are expected.

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A clamp-down on the extra fees

charged by secondary ticket websites

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- they must now be upfront

about the full price

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of all purchases.

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And why pine martens could be

the key to the recovery

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of the endangered red squirrel

population in the UK.

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And coming up in the

sport on BBC News...

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It's all to play for in the final

one-day international,

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after New Zealand beat England

by five wickets to level

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the series in Dunedin.

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Good afternoon and welcome

to the BBC News At One.

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The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd,

has said more is now known

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about the substance involved

in the suspected poisoning

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of a former Russian

spy and his daughter.

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The Home Secretary says

the police will reveal more

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details later today,

and insists the investigation must

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respond to evidence, not rumour.

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia remain critically ill in

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hospital in Salisbury in Wiltshire,

after collapsing on Sunday.

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Richard Galpin reports.

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With the former Russian intelligence

officer Sergei Skripal and his

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daughter Yulia still fighting

for their lives in hospital,

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counterterrorism police are now

running the investigation.

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And they want any witnesses to come

forward with information. For

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example, at the restaurant where the

Skripals eight not long before they

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collapsed on a bench in the city

centre. Today, another sign of how

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seriously this incident is being

treated.

Good morning. You attending

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Cobra?

Senior ministers and

intelligence officials holding a

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meeting at the Government's

emergency response committee called

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Cobra. And afterwards, the Home

Secretary announced they had been

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progress in the investigation into

what had made to the Skripals so ill

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last Sunday.

We do know more about

the substance and the police will be

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making a further substance this

afternoon in order to share some of

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that. We must let the police carry

on their work. They will share what

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they come this afternoon and I'm

sure there will be more updates as

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the investigation continues.

Scientists at the Government's

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research laboratories at Porton down

near Salisbury have been examining

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samples to try to work out exactly

what substance was involved but

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despite suspicions, -- suspicions

that Russia might be behind what has

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happened, there are warnings against

jumping to conclusions.

We need to

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bear in mind that the police need to

look at all avenues, it is not just

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a case of deciding that this is a

Russian state incident. This could

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be someone else and it is quite

possible that someone else has done

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this so it is really important that

we keep an open mind as police

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officers.

In Moscow there is growing

anger at the way the British media

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has been reporting the incident.

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These people have been

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used by the foreign media for an

anti-Russian campaign. It is a

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traditional campaign. The tradition

is to make things up. We can only

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see it as a provocation.

Meanwhile,

several key locations in Salisbury

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remain cordoned off by the police.

It has now been revealed that an

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ambulance station outside the city

has also been sealed off. There are

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reports of a fire engine being used

to hose down the ambulance which

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took the Skripals to hospital.

Richard Galpin, BBC News.

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In a moment we'll get the latest

from our correspondent

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Sarah Rainsford in Moscow,

but first let's speak

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to Leila Nathoo in Salisbury.

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Brings us right up to date with this

police investigation.

We know that

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scientists at the UK's military

research facility have been

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analysing that substance that

surrogate and Yulia Skripal were

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exposed to and we heard from the

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd after she

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chaired that high level emergency

committee this morning that now do

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know more about it and we are

expecting an update from police

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later this afternoon. We know it is

counterterror police who are now

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leading this inquiry. They are

appealing for anyone who was in

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Salisbury city centre on Sunday

afternoon from 1:30pm, when they

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believe Sergei Skripal and Yulia and

the city centre. They are appealing

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for anyone who was around at that

time to come forward with any they

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have. In the last 15 minutes there

has been a flurry of activity near

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arrest that has been cordoned off,

just behind me, and that has now

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been renewed. There is police and

ambulances coming to the scene. We

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don't yet know what that means but

we are expecting to hear more from

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the police later this afternoon and,

as the Home Secretary said, it is

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likely to be a lengthy

investigation.

Thanks for now. Let's

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get the latest from Moscow. We heard

about the anger from Moscow in

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Richard's report did not tell us

more about what is being said where

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you are.

That is the strongest

reaction we have had so far from

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Moscow, coming from the foreign

ministry, the spokesperson there,

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who has described the accusations

and half accusations coming from the

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UK as utterly groundless. She has

taught about baseless accusations

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and says this incident is being

exploited as part of what she sees

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as a deliberate campaign to damage

relations between the West more

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broadly and Russia are. She was very

critical of the Western media,

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saying that this is being whipped up

and is an anti-Russian campaign, and

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just speculation, and she was

talking about the need for an open

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investigation into what happened and

for Russia to be involved with that.

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She said Russia was willing and open

to cooperation, in fact very keen to

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co-operate with any inquiry. Another

interesting point from here in

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Russia is how the media here has

been covering what is going on and

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the extraordinary thing is that

there has been almost no mention in

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the very powerful, influential

state-run media here. The three key

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TV channels have not mentioned a

word and the only discussion in some

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newspapers has been to suggest that

this is some kind of anti-Russian

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campaign being conducted in the UK

and there is no basis for the

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accusations whatsoever.

Sarah, thank

you. Sarah Raynsford and Leila

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Nathoo.

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In the past hour, the President

of the EU, Donald Tusk, has been

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giving more details about ties

with Britain after Brexit.

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He says a free trade arrangement

is the only workable option -

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and that there could be

an arrangement resembling the one

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that Brussels has with Canada.

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Adam Fleming is in Luxembourg.

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Tell us more about what Donald Tusk

has been outlining.

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Well, Donald Tusk is the man who

chairs the summits of EU leaders and

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there is going to be one of those in

a couple of weeks, where they will

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sign off on their blueprint for the

next phase of Brexit talks, which is

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all about negotiating the shape of

the future relationship with the UK

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after Brexit and the message from

Donald Tusk here today was that with

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the current UK redlines, the best he

could offer would be a partnership

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on security, defence, aviation and

on trade the best would be a free

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trade agreement. He explained what

that meant

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like this.

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Our agreement will not make trade

between the UK and the EU

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frictioness or smoother.

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-- frictionless.

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It will make it more complicated

and costly for all of us.

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This is the essence of Brexit.

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A pick and mix approach for a

nonmember State is out of the

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question. We are not going to

sacrifice these principles. That is

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simply not in our interest.

To

Brexit watchers, lots of this will

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not come as a surprise because it is

the sort of thing the EU has been

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saying for weeks and weeks when they

have looked at what the British want

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but I thought it was interesting

when I spoke to Donald Tusk at news

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conference, when I asked him, does

this come anything close to what the

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prime minister asked for in her

mansion house speech on Friday? He

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gave an incredibly long pause, which

suggests he knows that it isn't. I

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think what will

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think what will probably be shopping

for some people is seeing it written

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down in text form saying, this is

what is going to happen, and reading

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the warning circulating in the

document by the EU today that this

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will have serious economic

consequences for Britain. But if you

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read the small print, there was a

section of the document that says

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that other options are on the table

if the UK is willing to reconsider

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its redlines. That is the EU saying

to the UK, if you are prepared to

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make some big compromises, we are

prepared to make some big

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compromises too.

Let's get reaction to all of that.

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Our assistant political editor,

Norman Smith, is following

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everything at Westminster. That is

fascinating about the redlines.

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It is because while at first glance

this looks like a bucket of cold

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water being poured over Mrs May,

with the EU rejecting, rebirthing or

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ignoring all the sort of emollient

language and compromises offered by

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Mrs May last week suggesting that we

could stay in some EU agencies, we

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would be happy to pay and observe EU

standards, we would stick by some EU

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rules and there would be no race to

the bottom. That has all been

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rejected and at first glance, you

say that looks like a blow to the

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solar plexus for Mrs May. Talking to

Downing Street folk, they say that

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this is only a draft text, it is

early days, we hope the EU will

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respond more imaginatively and

creatively, and they're great hope

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is that EU leaders in individual

European capitals will be much more

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receptive to the sort of hand of

friendship being reached out by Mrs

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May and will be much more willing to

do a deal. Why? Self-interest,

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because they do an awful lot of

trade with Britain and they do not

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want to lose that. Britain is also a

huge contributor in terms of

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European security and, crucially,

hard cash. We have offered up to £39

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billion but we are not handing over

the money unless we get that deal.

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One other thing that may comfort

Number Ten from this response is

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that one consequence of Mrs May's

speech was to begin to bind the Tory

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party together. I wonder if this

very tough language from the EU will

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further solidify Tory support behind

Mrs May, if they think the EU is

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trying to push her around.

Norman, thank you.

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We'll hear more about

what the Government wants

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for the UK financial sector

after Brexit when the

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Chancellor gives a speech

in London this afternoon.

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Our economics editor

Kamal Ahmed is here.

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An important part of the economy, of

course.

Absolutely, so a big issue

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for us these Brexit negotiations

will be financial services. They

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employ over 2 million people across

the UK, not just in London, and we

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have a trade surplus with the EU

with about £20 billion a year so,

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for us, it is a very important part

of the Brexit negotiation. Philip

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Hammond this afternoon is likely to

say that any free-trade deal should

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include a good deal on financial

services, maintaining access between

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the EU and Britain. So far, the

European commission has been pretty

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negative on this idea. Michel

Barnier, the chief Brexit negotiator

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for the commission, has said there

has never been a free-trade deal

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including financial services done by

the EU with a third country, which

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is what we will be. Butternut Donald

Tusk press conference we have just

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seen that Norman was talking about,

he did say that a free-trade deal

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would look at all areas, including

services. So there could be a slight

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opening for a negotiation. This is a

negotiation. Philip Hammond will set

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out one stall, close alignment, the

European Union are going to say that

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that will be really difficult.

Somewhere in the middle, I am sure,

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there will be a way of organising it

so that the deal me, yes, be more

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difficult in terms of the

relationship between the EU and

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Britain, but it won't be a complete

brick wall between the two sites.

,

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Ahmed, thank you very much.

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince,

Mohammed Bin Salman,

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is having lunch with the Queen

at the start of a three-day visit

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to the UK, during which he's also

scheduled to have dinner

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with the Prince of Wales,

and talks with the Prime Minister

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about trade and security.

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But campaigners are planning

protests - highlighting

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Saudi Arabia's human rights record,

and its role in the war in Yemen.

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Here's our security

correspondent Frank Gardner.

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Touching down in Britain last night,

Saudi TV showed Brown crisper

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hammered Bilson man being greeted by

Boris Johnson and others. -- Crown

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Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A lavish

public relations campaign has

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alerted Londoners to his visit. But

so too has this, anti-war protesters

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say the Prince has blood on his

hands for Saudi led air strikes in

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Yemen. They want the Government to

stop defence sales to Saudi Arabia.

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Defence and security contracts

dominate trade with the UK. They are

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worth billions of pounds and employ

thousands of Britons but in

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neighbouring Yemen, Saudi led air

strikes on who the rebels have been

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blamed for mounting civilian

casualties, which prompted a

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question in Parliament this morning

over whether with a poor human

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rights record, Saudi Arabia is a

suitable ally.

As she makes her arms

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sales pitch, will see also call the

Crown prince to stop the shocking

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abuse of human rights in Saudi

Arabia?

The link that we have with

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Saudi Arabia is historic, it is an

important want it I will be raising

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concerns about human rights with the

Crown prince when I meet him.

Back

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home, the Crown Prince is rapidly

modernising his country. He has

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lifted the ban on women driving from

June. Cinemas public entertainment

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are being reintroduced and a new

mega city built. He is also aiming

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to diversify the economy away from

oil, which means attracting British

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investment. And with Brexit looming,

the Government here is looking to

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boost its with it biggest trading

partner. The Crown Prince is no

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democratic top slot at 200 prominent

Saudis in this hotel last year,

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accusing them of corruption. His

critics say beheadings have

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increased since he rose to power and

his ethics are worrying some foreign

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investors. The Crown Prince is a man

in a hurry, as he sits down for

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lunch with the Queen today, and his

message is that a new modern Saudi

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Arabia is open for business. But

this relationship will always be a

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controversial one. Frank Gardner,

BBC News.

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Our Diplomatic

Correspondent James Robbins

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is at Buckingham Palace.

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And the Crown Prince is now bear. He

is, he's having lunch now with the

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Queen and it is a mark of the

seriousness which the government

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applies to this visit and this

relationship that he is having lunch

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with the Queen and dinner later on

with the heiress to the throne,

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Prince Charles and Prince William

put up an indication of the fact

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that this is everything short of a

state visit. The Tories may have

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been cleared this is a controversial

visit, strongly opposed to many. She

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and the government take the view

they think it is vital that the UK

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maintains its long-standing

lectureship with Saudi Arabia in

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spite of all the criticism. So for

instance we can expect the Crown

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Prince to receive a detailed

briefing on security from senior

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officials on the National Security

Council, but the UK said Saudi

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Arabia through its security

cooperation with UK helps to keep us

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safe. I think we can expect some new

trade deals unveiled by the Crown

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Prince is in London. The UK says it

wants to broaden trade but would

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like to see diversification away

from the huge emphasis on arms sales

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which is so controversial. So I

think you may see deals perhaps

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selling some educational and health

care services to Saudi Arabia,

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perhaps a private school opening

shortly in the kingdom. But it

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remains a difficult and

controversial path that the

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government is steering.

Thank you.

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Our top story this lunchtime.

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The Home Secretary says more is now

known about the substance

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used in the suspected poisoning

of a Russian spy and his

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daughter, in Salisbury.

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Coming up.

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How a police officer

seriously injured

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in the Westminster Bridge attack

will finally be heading home -

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thanks to an army of volunteers.

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Coming up in sport.

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We build up to a huge

Champions League night

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at Wembley for Tottenham,

with last year's finalists Juventus

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standing in their way of a place

in the quarter finals.

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A teenager has gone on trial

accused of planting a bomb

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on a London underground train last

September.

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30 people were hurt

in the incident during rush hour

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at Parsons Green station.

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18-year-old Ahmed Hassan,

from Sunbury in Surrey,

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denies attempted murder and causing

an explosion likely

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to endanger life.

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Our Home Affairs Correspondent

June Kelly is following

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the trial at the Old Bailey.

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I'm sure people not just in London

but around the country will remember

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a major security alert on the cheap

in London last September. Today the

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Old Bailey was told a tragedy was

only averted because the device

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involved failed to fully go off.

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An autumn morning in the rush-hour

and there an emergency

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on an underground train in west

London.

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Today the Old Bailey heard how last

September an improvised explosive

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device partially detonated

on a District line train.

0:19:320:19:33

It had just pulled into

Parsons Green station.

0:19:330:19:37

This partial explosion created

a large fireball in the carriage.

0:19:370:19:41

There were around 93 passengers

in the carriage, the court was told,

0:19:410:19:45

some were caught by the flames

and sustained significant burns.

0:19:450:19:50

Today the teenager on trial

for the attack was brought to court

0:19:500:19:54

to face charges of attempted murder

and causing an explosion

0:19:540:19:57

likely to endanger life.

0:19:570:20:02

18-year-old Ahmed Hassan,

an asylum seeker from Iraq,

0:20:020:20:04

is pleading not guilty.

0:20:040:20:06

At the time of his arrest he had

been living with foster parents.

0:20:060:20:10

Opening the case,

the prosecutor Alison Morgan

0:20:100:20:13

said of the passengers,

many ran in fear and panic.

0:20:130:20:16

They were fortunate.

0:20:160:20:18

Had the device fully detonated

it is inevitable that serious injury

0:20:180:20:22

and significant damage would have

been caused within the carriage.

0:20:220:20:26

Those in close proximity to the

device may well have been killed.

0:20:260:20:31

The jury heard that Ahmed Hassan had

left the device in a bucket.

0:20:310:20:39

It was said to be loaded

with shrapnel to cause

0:20:410:20:46

maximum harm and carnage.

0:20:460:20:51

And he had used the explosive DHCP.

0:20:510:20:52

The device was fitted with a timer.

0:20:520:20:54

Ahmed Hassan had got off

the train one station before.

0:20:540:20:56

He was arrested 24 hours later.

0:20:560:21:01

Well Ahmed Hassan was actually

arrested in Dover. The jury have

0:21:010:21:04

been shown the effect of the

fireball in the carriage as part of

0:21:040:21:09

the prosecution case.

0:21:090:21:11

President Trump's top

economic advisor,

0:21:110:21:12

Gary Cohn, has resigned -

in the latest high profile departure

0:21:120:21:15

from the White House team.

0:21:150:21:17

Mr Cohn - a Democrat -

was a key architect

0:21:170:21:22

of the Administration's huge

package of tax cuts.

0:21:220:21:24

The former Wall St Banker

is rumoured to have been unhappy

0:21:240:21:27

that Mr Trump could trigger a trade

war by imposing tariffs on steel

0:21:270:21:30

and aluminium imports.

0:21:300:21:31

It's the latest in a series

of high-profile departures

0:21:310:21:33

from President Trump's team.

0:21:330:21:39

The country's four main secondary

ticketing agencies have

0:21:390:21:42

been banned from using some price

strategies which the Advertising

0:21:420:21:44

Standards Authority

says are misleading.

0:21:440:21:49

It means StubHub, Get Me In,

Viagogo and Seatwave must be clear

0:21:490:21:52

from the outset about the total

price of any ticket they sell -

0:21:520:21:55

or face prosecution.

0:21:550:21:58

Nina Warhurst reports.

0:21:580:22:06

The Rolling Stones are coming

to town and I'm keen to be there.

0:22:060:22:11

The secondary ticketing site Viagogo

is reselling a ticket for £141.

0:22:110:22:18

But when I go to pay, this happens.

0:22:180:22:20

SHE GASPS.

0:22:200:22:22

£47 VAT and booking fee.

0:22:220:22:25

So a ticket that we thought

was costing us £141

0:22:250:22:27

is now almost 200 quid.

0:22:270:22:32

These nasty surprises are common.

0:22:320:22:36

Claire used Viagogo to buy

four Ed Sheerin tickets.

0:22:360:22:39

She thought it was costing less

than £300, but that was for one

0:22:390:22:43

ticket and after fees were added,

more than £1400 left her account.

0:22:430:22:47

I rang my daughter crying

and I said, you know,

0:22:470:22:50

and thought I had done something...

0:22:500:22:52

I think the awful feeling is that

I felt I'd done something wrong.

0:22:520:22:56

Then I realised I hadn't,

actually, that this whole

0:22:560:22:58

practice was very deceptive.

0:22:580:23:02

We contacted Viagogo for a response

but didn't get a reply.

0:23:020:23:09

And today new guidelines come

into play which could see

0:23:090:23:12

secondary sellers prosecuted

if they mislead consumers.

0:23:120:23:14

We are saying that they've got to be

much more clear and upfront

0:23:140:23:17

about the prices that we are paying

when we buy tickets

0:23:170:23:20

through their sites.

0:23:200:23:21

And in a nutshell we are saying

the price that we see when we first

0:23:210:23:24

input how many tickets we want

should be the price

0:23:240:23:27

that we pay at the end.

0:23:270:23:30

But some artists say that

still leaves space for expensive

0:23:300:23:33

exploitation of fans.

0:23:330:23:35

So what would they like to see?

0:23:350:23:43

If you can't make a show, you can

sell it through the secondary

0:23:440:23:47

site for the same price

and you get your money back

0:23:470:23:49

and then someone can buy it

for face value plus whatever

0:23:490:23:52

the administration was.

0:23:520:23:53

So if they can actually

still see their favourite artist

0:23:530:23:56

without sacrificing a family

holiday, for example.

0:23:560:23:57

If you've already forked out fees

to see Mick and the gang,

0:23:570:24:00

you can appeal them and next time

they are on tour, the ticket price

0:24:000:24:04

you see should be what you get.

0:24:040:24:05

Nina Warhurst, BBC News.

0:24:050:24:11

Nearly a year ago, the life

of police constable

0:24:110:24:14

Kris Aves changed forever,

when he was injured in the terrorist

0:24:140:24:16

attack on Westminster bridge.

0:24:160:24:18

He was left paralysed

and no longer able to live

0:24:180:24:20

at home with his family.

0:24:200:24:26

But a call for help from the DIY SOS

team was met with the biggest

0:24:260:24:29

response for volunteers

in the show's history.

0:24:290:24:32

Daniela Relph has the story.

0:24:320:24:34

Thursday, the 23rd of March.

0:24:340:24:36

The morning after the

Westminster Bridge attack.

0:24:360:24:43

Five people died and 40

people were injured,

0:24:430:24:45

some of them suffering what has been

described as catastrophic

0:24:450:24:47

injuries...

0:24:470:24:48

One of those with catastrophic

injuries was Metropolitan Police

0:24:480:24:50

constable Kris Aves.

0:24:500:24:53

Critically injured as he walked

across the bridge.

0:24:530:24:56

For much of the past year he's been

in Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

0:24:560:24:59

He dislocated his vertebrae,

damaged his spinal cord

0:24:590:25:02

and is now in a wheelchair.

0:25:020:25:05

But what he wanted more

than anything was to get home to his

0:25:050:25:08

partner and two young children.

0:25:080:25:11

It makes me sad

when I think forward.

0:25:110:25:17

To go swimming, I don't know how I'm

going to be in a pool having

0:25:170:25:20

a fun session with them.

0:25:200:25:21

I won't be able to stand up and kick

a football with them.

0:25:210:25:24

And I kind of just feel...

0:25:240:25:26

You know, it's just been

taken away from me.

0:25:260:25:30

And it's not fair.

0:25:300:25:35

The kids just ask a lot of questions

about stuff and about why did daddy

0:25:350:25:40

get hit, was he not looking

when he crossed the road?

0:25:400:25:43

And things like that.

0:25:430:25:44

And it's quite hard to answer them.

0:25:440:25:46

At the end of last year the DIY

SOS team stepped in.

0:25:460:25:49

This is DIY SOS!

0:25:490:25:53

They took the family's north London

home and transformed it.

0:25:530:25:57

They asked for volunteers to help.

0:25:570:26:00

The programme had never had such

an enormous response.

0:26:000:26:04

Sometimes we look at the police

and the people who go out,

0:26:040:26:07

emergency services, and do

what they do for us.

0:26:070:26:09

But we forget, behind every

person there is a family.

0:26:090:26:12

They are not just uniforms,

there are people in uniforms

0:26:120:26:14

and their families are affected too.

0:26:140:26:16

And obviously what happened to Kris

had a massive effect on the family.

0:26:160:26:19

We had exclusive access to the build

and the team's work.

0:26:190:26:22

Doorways were widened allowing

access for Kris's wheelchair.

0:26:220:26:28

In the kitchen surfaces were lowered

and space made to cook.

0:26:280:26:33

A lift was built.

0:26:330:26:35

The first of its kind

in a family home, so Kris can

0:26:350:26:38

move between floors.

0:26:380:26:40

In the garden, a complete redesign.

0:26:400:26:42

All to ensure there is space to play

with his son and daughter.

0:26:420:26:47

This entire project has been

about creating a family home.

0:26:470:26:50

A place where everyone

could be involved.

0:26:500:26:51

And live properly, together again.

0:26:510:26:54

The whole build took

nine days to complete.

0:26:540:26:57

And depended totally

on the generosity of others.

0:26:570:27:00

Every day there was

just ten, 20 people.

0:27:000:27:03

Do you want a hand?

0:27:030:27:04

Do you need a tiler?

0:27:040:27:05

Do you need a decorator?

0:27:050:27:08

And not just builders.

0:27:080:27:09

Cake.

0:27:090:27:10

We get lots of cake delivered.

0:27:100:27:11

Crucial!

0:27:110:27:13

Cake is crucial!

0:27:130:27:14

Yeah, that's how the site works.

0:27:140:27:15

Cake and tea.

0:27:150:27:16

Tonight the programme will reveal

what Kris Aves made of his new home.

0:27:160:27:22

And the impact on one family

whose life was so changed

0:27:220:27:24

by events of almost a year ago.

0:27:260:27:27

Daniella Relph, BBC

News, north London.

0:27:270:27:31

And you can see the full

programme tonight -

0:27:310:27:35

that's DIY SOS, on BBC One at 8pm,

and available shortly

0:27:350:27:37

afterwards on the iPlayer.

0:27:370:27:45

For decades red squirrels have been

in decline across the UK,

0:27:450:27:48

as the non-native grey

species has spread.

0:27:480:27:53

Now it appears the pine marten may

be key to the recovery

0:27:530:27:56

of the red population.

0:27:560:27:58

Scientists at the University

of Aberdeen have carried

0:27:580:28:02

out an in-depth study

of the relationship

0:28:020:28:04

between the three species.

0:28:040:28:05

Our Science Correspondent

Victoria Gill explains.

0:28:050:28:10

It is an idyllic woodland site but a

glimpse of ecological warfare. Red

0:28:100:28:17

squirrels have been losing a battle

with the larger invasive grey

0:28:170:28:20

squirrels for a century but a new

character has joined in the fray.

0:28:200:28:29

Scientists from the University of

Aberdeen used feeding boxes to

0:28:290:28:35

gather forensic evidence of how the

three species coexist in Scottish

0:28:350:28:37

forest.

0:28:370:28:42

forest. Feeding boxes like this are

ideal for gathering evidence about

0:28:420:28:46

how the three species are

interacting. The red squirrels are

0:28:460:28:49

using them and the grey squirrels

and also the pine martens. Leading

0:28:490:28:54

evidence behind for scientists to

gather. Every time an animal visits

0:28:540:29:00

the feeding box it leaves behind a

hair sample. This evidence along

0:29:000:29:04

with images from remote cameras has

revealed that pine martens are

0:29:040:29:07

giving the red squirrels and

unexpected boost.

Where activities

0:29:070:29:12

high amongst pine martens you have a

lot of red squirrels coming back

0:29:120:29:17

into areas where they had not been

in some time. So the higher the

0:29:170:29:21

activity of pine martens the more

likely you are to see red squirrels

0:29:210:29:24

and the less likely to see grey

squirrels. So they are retracting

0:29:240:29:29

from areas that they had been in

previously as the pine martens moved

0:29:290:29:34

in.

These nocturnal tree climbing

predators are gradually returning to

0:29:340:29:39

Scottish bars after being hunted as

pets and for their fur almost to

0:29:390:29:44

extinction. Scientists think that

pine martens are able to catch and

0:29:440:29:46

eat the grey squirrel is more easily

than the red squirrels. Grey

0:29:460:29:50

squirrels spend more time on the

ground and in North America where

0:29:500:29:54

they evolved they did not encounter

a hunter quite so adept at climbing

0:29:540:29:59

trees. This newly discovered

relationship between native species

0:29:590:30:02

scientists say will be crucial to

the woodland recovery of the red

0:30:020:30:07

squirrels. Now just an update on the

main story.

0:30:070:30:17

The suspected poisoning

0:30:170:30:18

of the former Russian spy -

and his daughter.

0:30:180:30:20

Leila Nathoo has the latest.

0:30:200:30:25

Well you can see behind me the

Italian restaurant that has been

0:30:250:30:29

sealed off since Monday. Within the

last 30 minutes we had a major

0:30:290:30:35

emergency service presence here. You

can see police and ambulances are

0:30:350:30:39

now here and we had fire engines and

more ambulances that came to the

0:30:390:30:45

building next to the Italian

restaurant. There was a big

0:30:450:30:48

presence, an instant response unit

and one woman was accompanied into

0:30:480:30:51

an ambulance from that doping. We do

not know as yet whether this is

0:30:510:30:56

connect to what happened but the

building the emergency services went

0:30:560:30:59

into was next to the Italian

restaurant that has been a place of

0:30:590:31:03

interest certainly for the

investigation so far. Thank you.

0:31:030:31:08

Time for a look at the weather.

0:31:080:31:10

Here's Stav Danaos.

0:31:100:31:13

Good afternoon. Still quite a wintry

theme across the northern half of

0:31:140:31:20

the UK today. And you can see

further snowfall around in races.

0:31:200:31:27

But further south any showers are

rain and in the sunshine it will

0:31:270:31:33

feel almost springlike. So for the

rest of the afternoon a mixture of

0:31:330:31:38

sunny spells and showers. Many

places staying dry altogether. The

0:31:380:31:43

showers Kent to fizzle out into this

evening. A couple of wintry showers

0:31:430:31:47

continuing towards Scotland put up

and cold with some ice to watch out

0:31:470:31:54

for. Across the South and West we

have this feature, mainly rain but

0:31:540:31:58

also some cold air and that could

give rise to some snowfall even down

0:31:580:32:04

to lower levels for a time. So there

could be a bit of disruption from

0:32:040:32:11

this feature, nothing compared to

what we had last week. But those

0:32:110:32:19

white areas indicating the snow. It

could give rise to a couple of

0:32:190:32:24

centimetres of snow, enough to cause

a bit of disruption through the

0:32:240:32:28

morning rush. It should clear away

later in the morning and in fact

0:32:280:32:34

things brightening up quite nicely

for most. Some showers across the

0:32:340:32:39

North and West and again wintry over

the higher ground in Scotland.

0:32:390:32:43

Further south up to 10 degrees.

0:32:430:32:50

Further south up to 10 degrees. Into

Friday, and I'm - again a decent day

0:32:500:32:56

with a lot of sunshine around. More

showers across Scotland wintry over

0:32:560:33:00

the higher ground bust up and into

the far south of the country we have

0:33:000:33:04

an area of rain pushing into the

Southern counties in towards the

0:33:040:33:07

south-west. That will arrive with

some milder air. That will spread

0:33:070:33:13

its way slowly north as we had into

the weekend. The blue colour holding

0:33:130:33:19

on across the northern half of the

country so as the rain across the

0:33:190:33:24

South moves north, likely to have

some snow on its leading edge. But

0:33:240:33:30

further south noticeably milder with

some sunny spells. Back to you.

0:33:300:33:36

further south noticeably milder with

some sunny spells. Back to you.

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