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The Information Commissioner applies

for a warrant to search the offices

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of the consulting firm accused

of misusing data from facebook.

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A former employee claims

Cambridge Analytica harvested

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the personal information

of 50 million Facebook users.

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It denies any wrongdoing

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We need to get to the bottom

of what happened with this personal

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data, affecting citizens

across the world, and we are going

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to proceed with a warrant to be able

to search the servers

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and the premises.

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We will have the latest.

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Also this lunchtime...

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23 Russian diplomats

pull out of London -

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ordered to leave by the Prime

Minister in the wake

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of the Salisbury poisoning.

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A two-year-old girl dies

after being pulled from a car

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in a river in Cardigan in Wales.

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A bigger than expected

drop in inflation -

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lower petrol prices contribute

to a rate of 2.7%.

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And at risk of extinction -

the last remaining male northern

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white rhinoceros has died in Kenya.

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And coming up in sport,

should Serena Williams' world

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ranking be protected?

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One tennis tournament director

describes the seeding rules

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as punishment for women who return

after maternity leave.

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Good afternoon and welcome

to the BBC News at One.

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The Information Commissioner,

Elizabeth Denham, is to apply

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for a warrant to search the offices

of the political consulting firm,

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Cambridge Analytica.

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A former employee has claimed

the company was handed the personal

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data of 50 million Facebook users

and exploited it to influence

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the 2016 US presidential election.

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MPs have called on the Facebook boss

Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence to

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a Parliamentary inquiry into the

matter.

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Both companies deny any wrongdoing.

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Keith Doyle reports.

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Cambridge Analytica is a British

company normally behind the

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headlines not in them. It says it

can provide data and insights to

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drive your voters to the polls and

win the campaign. But it is the role

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it had an Donald Trump's

presidential campaign that has

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caused the Information Commissioner

to launch an investigation.

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Cambridge Analytica is accused of

using the personal data of 50

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million Facebook users to target

voters, using that information in

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this way may be a breach of privacy

laws.

These allegations...

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It says it followed the correct

procedures in obtaining and using

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data.

Facebook insists it has done

nothing wrong and has suspended

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Cambridge Analytica from its site.

New data protection laws will come

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into force soon but for now, the

relationship between technology,

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ethics and the law remains strained.

Keith Doyle, BBC News.

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Our technology reporter,

Zoe Kleinman, is here.

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Mark Zuckerberg is going to be

called before a parliamentary

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committee. How much has Facebook

been saying about this?

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Interestingly, considering he wants

to get the world talking, he has not

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said very much at all so far. We're

waiting to hear whether there will

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be a big meeting later on in San

Francisco were in more news might

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emerge and you might say something

publicly. He has not said a lot.

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Facebook said it has hired its own

team to search the Cambridge

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analytical officers, then the

commissioner said you were seeking a

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warrant, they are obviously doing

something, but they are not been

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forthcoming about what the next step

should be. Whether or not they can

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force Mark Zuckerberg to come here

remains to be seen. There are

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certainly calls growing in the US,

calls for him to testify at

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Congress, people really want to know

more about what data Facebook has

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been collecting about people and

what it does with it and what

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happens after it has been shared.

Thank you.

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23 Russian diplomats

and their families are leaving

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the UK today, after being expelled

in the wake of the

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Salisbury poison attack.

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Removal vans and diplomatic cars

have been seen leaving

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their embassy in London.

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The Prime Minister, Theresa May,

has said Russia is culpable

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for the poisoning of the double

agent Sergei Skripal

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and his daughter.

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Paul Adams has the latest.

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This report contains some flash

photography. Diplomats and their

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families leaving the Russian Embassy

this morning. The Government says

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the 23 are all undeclared

intelligence officers. But with

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partners and children, it is thought

around 80 people are on the move.

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The largest such expulsion since the

Cold War, a measure of the depths to

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which Anglo Russian relations have

descended. This morning the Embassy

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released these pictures of a sendoff

last Friday for the departing staff.

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The ambassador thanking them for

their service and wishing them well

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in the future diplomatic couriers.

What is our next move against the

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Russians?

Across town, ministers

gathering to figure out what to do

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next. No strong clues yet, the

Government is pleased with the level

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of international solidarity so far,

it seems it will reserve the right

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to take future action in the future.

Which? further action. In Salisbury,

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no sign of a letup in a complex

painstaking investigation. The

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police relying on the patient's and

Corporation of the local population,

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making progress, they say, but

slowly -- relying on the patients

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and cooperation.

We have 4000 hours

of CCTV footage so far, we have

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digital media, almost 800 exhibits.

Think about they have been found on

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the wrist officers taking them --

the risks. This will be slower than

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perhaps people are expecting.

As

government scientists share their

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findings with international

inspectors, Russia continues to

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insist it is entirely blameless.

Boris Johnson has called the

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Kremlin's responds a haystack of

lives -- lies and obfuscation. Will

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the tit-for-tat continue? The risks

of action and inaction mean Theresa

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May has plenty to think about. Back

here, remaining Russian staff bid

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farewell to their departing

colleagues, this bitter dispute

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disrupting lives and severing ties.

How long will the damage last? Paul

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Adams, BBC News.

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Our correspondent,

Richard Galpin, is in Moscow.

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Again, what is being said about this

from your side?

Not an awful lot. We

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have had a statement from the

Kremlin in which they are saying

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Vladimir Putin has not got plans to

immediately meet the group of

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Russian spies, diplomats, when they

get back to Moscow. What we think is

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that it is highly likely, if we look

back at previous episodes like this,

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if you remember the Russian sleeper

agents, ten expelled from the US in

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2010, part of the spies swap in

which Sergei Skripal came to

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Britain. Those agents, when they

arrived, they were fated, they had a

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meeting in the Kremlin, with the

then president, they were given

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medals, songs were sung with

Vladimir Putin, one of them, and

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Chapman, she became a celebrity, her

own TV show, modelling, working with

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United Russia, the main party.

Others worked for oil companies, got

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contracts, and Andre Luke Varney,

the manic used of poisoning

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Alexander Litvinenko -- the man

accused of poisoning Alexander

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Litvinenko, he is a politician --

Andre Lugo buy.

The Environment

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Secretary Michael Gove has

acknowledged fishing communities

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will be disappointed by the deal

struck in the Brexit transition

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deal. MPs are meeting the Prime

Minister today. Let us find out more

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from Norman Smith.

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There has been an urgent question

about this.

He sensed the Government

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are firmly on the back foot about

the deal they struck on fisheries

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policy in this transition period,

from MPs representing those

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communities who bluntly feel they

have been sold out, let down by the

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Government, in particular following

assurances they feel they were given

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by Michael Gove that by day one of

the transition period, they would

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take back control of fisheries

policy. A sense of anger fuelled too

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by the fact that many of these

communities are precisely those

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constituencies that voted most

heavily for Brexit and on top of

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that, because fisheries has a sort

of iconic symbolic role in the whole

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Brexit debate. In part because of

our maritime and nautical history

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and in part because of a widespread

view that fishing communities have

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suffered more than many others from

our membership of the EU which is

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why this lunchtime Michael Gove was

at his most accommodating, saying he

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understood the disappointment of

fishing communities and you note the

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McRae UK negotiators had pressed for

a better deal but they had been

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rebuffed by the EU -- and UK

negotiators. The difficulty is not

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that those MPs will now revolt

against the transition deal, but

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they will be watching very closely

indeed the final deal that is

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negotiated and the real fear, some

of them have mentioned it in the

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Commons this lunchtime, is that if

they can be let down over the

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transition period, how great is the

danger they might also be let down

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in the final deal as the Government

trades away control of fishing

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policy for other areas where it

wants access to European markets?

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Norman Smith, thanks very much.

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A two-year-old girl has died

after being rescued from a car found

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in a river in Cardigan.

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Kiara Moore died in hospital

after being pulled out

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the car in the River Teifi.

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Tomos Morgan is in

Cardigan for us now.

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Cardigan is a town in mourning

today. Young families and their

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children have been laying flowers

and balloons at the side of the

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river here where the car went in to

the River Teifi. In the back,

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toddler Kiara Moore who later died

of her injuries in hospital.

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Kiara Moore, just two years old, had

it not been for the tragic events of

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yesterday afternoon, she would have

been celebrating her third birthday

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a week today. Mid-afternoon on

Monday, Dyfed-Powys Police were

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contacted about a missing silver

Mini in cardigan, West Wales. It had

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been last seen in the centre of town

near the river around 330. Police

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issued an appeal for witnesses.

Later they found the car in the

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River Teifi outside the offices of

the family business. It later

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transpired Kiara was in the back of

the car as it went into the river, a

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30 emergency service personnel were

involved in the rescue operation,

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she was flown directly by air

ambulance to Cardiff University

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Hospital of Wales, but doctors were

unable to revive the toddler.

She

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was a very lively little girl,

smiley, cheeky little smile all the

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time, her and her mum were always

together, fun days out, she had a

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happy little life. Short life but a

happy little life.

Commenting on

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Facebook, her father, Jet Moore,

thanked the endeavours of the

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emergency service that, while also

paying tribute to his daughter.

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Describing her as, an incredible

happy young girl who lived, I hope,

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a great adventure fun life. She may

have done more than most people. A

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search of the River Teifi continued

into the evening, even after Kiara

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was found. Today it is still unclear

how the Mini came to be at the

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bottom of the river. Some of the

mothers we have spoken to today have

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spoken on the impact it has had on

them and their young families.

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Dozens of people have been

commenting on Facebook, messages of

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condolence for the parents.

Dyfed-Powys Police have commended

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the incredible selflessness of the

officers that went into the river to

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try to rescue young Kiara. As the

town and the family mourn the loss,

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the investigation will continue into

how exactly this tragedy unfolded.

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Thank you.

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There's been a bigger

than expected fall in inflation.

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Figures from the Office

for National Statistics show

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consumer prices rose at an annual

rate of 2.7% in February,

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down from 3% in January.

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A small drop in petrol prices is one

of the factors behind the fall,

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as our economics correspondent,

Andy Verity, reports.

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At this Kent -based maker of healthy

juices, slicing a little off your

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cost can make a big difference. It's

selling point is a product that is

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fresh with nothing added, not

preservatives nor water, so it is

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essential to get it to the shelves

quickly. The young entrepreneur in

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charge has said that the service has

been getting cheaper.

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Things that are easing off in terms

of cost include distribution, we're

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finding distribution costs have gone

down, it is more cost-effective to

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move stuff from A to B. Other

aspects of cost easing, digital

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technology is becoming more

cost-effective for us, we have seen

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the cost of that come-down.

The cost of living is still rising,

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not as quickly as most economists

expected, by 2.7%. Little sign of

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further inflationary pressure coming

down the pipeline, with prices

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leaving the factory up 2.6% and

prices of raw materials are by just

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3.4%.

That is a much softer rise than in

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the wake of the Brexit vote when the

price of raw materials jumped by a

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fifth. The devalued pound meant

companies needed more pounds to

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companies needed more pounds to buy

the imported goods, an effect which

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took months to feed to supermarket

shelves. Now the pound is stronger

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and inflation driven by import

prices is much less of a threat.

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The impact of the fall in the pound

meant that import inflation was

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quite high. That effect is fading

and increasingly inflation is coming

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from domestic sources, higher wage

growth in particular driving up

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costs.

While the cost of some services like

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Communications has fallen, the Bank

of England still expects to raise

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interest rates in May to head off

the risk of inflationary pressure at

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home -- the Bank of England is still

expected to. The latest figures on

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pay rise show that wages are not

keeping up with prices, a phenomena

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leading to the worst squeeze in

living standards in 200 years. But

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if inflation continues to flow, the

squeeze should soon begin to feel

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less uncomfortably tight.

Andy Verity, BBC News.

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Our top story this lunchtime...

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The Information Commissioner

is seeking a warrant to search

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the offices of a political

consultancy accused of using

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the data of millions

of Facebook users to influence

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the US presidential election.

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And still to come...

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More than 24,000 miles of roads

in England and Wales are said to be

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in urgent need of repair

because of potholes.

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Coming up in sport...

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"We let the fans down" -

England's Danny Care admits the team

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need to change their approach,

following their worst-ever finish

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to a Six Nations campaign.

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Police are urging the public

to become "counter-terrorism

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citizens" - and report any

suspicious behaviour or activity

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to help prevent a terror attack.

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One in five reports made

to counter-terrorism police last

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year contained useful

intelligence, officers claim.

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They say people should

trust their instincts and let

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them know when something

doesn't seem right.

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Our home affairs correspondent

Danny Shaw reports.

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The police need the public's

help to tackle terrorism.

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They want people to become

their ears and eyes, to be

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on the lookout for unusual activity

or behaviour and report it.

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The message is trust your instincts,

just as officers trust theirs

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to spot something that

doesn't feel right.

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I may see someone paying attention

to security operations.

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A car going past the same

location numerous times.

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A person with no

direction or purpose.

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The list is not exhaustive.

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-- it is very much what is

suspicious to that person.

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The purpose of this exercise

is to deter crime, engage

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with people and remind them

about the importance of looking out

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for suspicious behaviour.

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The public's help has already become

crucial in tackling terrorism.

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Last year the public contacted

counterterrorism police

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almost 31,000 times.

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Around 6700 calls and messages

contained useful information.

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Tip offs were used to help

investigations and build up

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intelligence on possible suspects.

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One of those arrested

after a tip-off was a self-confessed

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neo-Nazi, Ethan Stables.

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Stables had posted a Facebook

message saying he was going to war

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and planned to slaughter people

at a gay pride event.

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A member of a far right

group contacted police.

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At his flat they found

weapons and evidence

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he'd researched how to make a bomb.

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Stables was found guilty

of preparing an act of terrorism,

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threat to kill and possessing

explosives.

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Every good police officer should be

a counterterrorism officer.

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I want every citizen to be

a counterterrorism citizen and this

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is how they can do just that.

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As part of the campaign

there is a short film showing

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people the kind of things

they should report.

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Police say don't be worried

about contacting them

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if it seems trivial.

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It might be the missing piece

of the jigsaw they need.

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Danny Shaw, BBC News.

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Another parcel has exploded

at a distribution centre in Texas,

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in what police believe is the latest

in a series of bombings

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targeting the city of Austin.

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Two people have been

killed and six injured

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in a total of four explosions.

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The latest package to go off

contained nails and shrapnel.

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Our correspondent Gary

O'Donoghue is in Austin.

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Gary?

This is the first explosion

since the beginning of the month in

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Texas. For authority is extremely

worried about what is coming next,

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the bomber seems to have changed

their modus operandi since the

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beginning of this operation. Three

of those were parcel bombs left for

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specific victims on their doorsteps,

the fourth just on Sunday was a

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tripwire in the street set off by

two passers-by. They are still in

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hospital, with serious injuries but

in a stable condition. This latest

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one at a FedEx blunt about an hour

south of where I am in Austen has

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not injured anyone but it will worry

investigators that there are other

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potential parcels in the mail,

perhaps, heading back towards Austin

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they have no suspects and no idea of

motive at this stage.

Thank you,

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Gary O'Donoghue in Austin, Texas.

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The Government has increased

the amount disabled people can claim

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to help them into work.

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From next month, people

with disabilities will be eligible

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for funding of up to £57,000

to cover support workers, transport

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costs and other assistance.

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Our disability News correspondent

Nikki Fox has more details.

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Ben has worked at this

large accountancy firm

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for more than 17 years.

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Work is hugely important to me.

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I always had the goal of having

a career, to have a job,

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to be able to support myself.

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He has cerebral palsy and needs this

specialist wheelchair

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and his support worker,

Mohammed, to help him do

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the things he can't.

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Thank you very much.

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Ben relies on funding through Access

to Work, a Government

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scheme set up to help with extra

costs like this.

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But in 2015, those costs were capped

and because of this,

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Ben was denied the funding he needed

to replace his ageing wheelchair.

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You feel that you battle so hard

to be able to come to work and work

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full-time and hold down a job

for the length of time that I have

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done, and in order to be able to do

that you do need support.

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And there seems to be a complete

lack of support to the imposition

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of the funding cap and the way

that it is managed.

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-- through the imposition of the

funding cap.

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But could problems like Ben's be

a thing of the past?

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Today the Government has announced

an increase to the cap,

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from just over £42,000 to £57,200,

twice the average salary.

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I don't want there to be a cap

on aspiration for any disabled

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person, and that's why we've

extended the scheme.

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Disabled people or people

with health conditions should

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have a tailor-made package

of support through Access to Work.

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Campaigners say limiting the amount

of money available has already had

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a negative impact on the employment

opportunities of disabled,

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and particularly deaf people.

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Many need multiple interpreters,

and that comes at a higher cost.

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The best way is to remove

the cap altogether.

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What's most important

is that people have access

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to the employment market,

regardless of how much the costs.

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I think a slight raise in the cap,

we'll still be facing and dealing

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with the same situation.

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There are some people that

will call this a U-turn.

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Right at the beginning,

when the cap was introduced,

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the minister at the time said

we would need to keep

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it under review.

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We work very closely

with disabled people and people

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with health conditions.

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We are absolutely determined to make

sure that everybody has

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the opportunity of making progress

and getting a good job.

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Ben has already spent thousands

of pounds of his own money

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keeping his own wheelchair going.

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But the Government says it's

confident he and many others

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will now benefit from the increase.

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Nikki Fox, BBC News.

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There's a warning that a fifth

of roads in England and Wales

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are in a poor condition

because councils don't have enough

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money to tackle potholes.

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The study, by the Asphalt Industry

Alliance, is based on information

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from local authorities.

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It says maintenance funding has

fallen short for many years and some

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roads are now becoming unsafe.

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This is the problem

that we are talking about.

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It's a problem which

irritates motorists.

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Every day, I feel like my tyres

are going to be completely ruined.

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They are atrocious, the roads.

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It's everywhere now.

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It really, really

need some investment.

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Simon and Tom are part

of a club which cycle around

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10,000 miles a year.

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Both have been recently injured.

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There wasn't really anywhere to go,

with the cars being on the right.

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I hit this pothole...

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It kind of took one of my

hands off the bars...

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And I went down quite hard.

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Probably doing in excess

of 25, 26 miles an hour.

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I've had injections, fluid put

in my shoulders and in my hands,

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cortisone injections.

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It's been quite an ongoing thing.

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And the trauma's kind of stayed

with you, because you're

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not out there cycling

competitively right now?

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So it really knocks your

confidence, you know?

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You're just really aware

of the road surface.

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And certainly being pushed

out into the traffic

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because of the state

of the broken roads.

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And we know this, the big thaw,

is likely to make a big

0:26:470:26:50

problem even bigger.

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But today a report from the people

who will help look after

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the big fix says this.

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Councils in England and Wales filled

in 24% fewer potholes last year

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than five years ago.

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And it will take 14 years to clear

the current road repair backlog.

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One in five roads have got less

than five years' worth

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of life left in them.

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Now, compare that to last year

when we were saying one in six.

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So the scale of the

problem is escalating.

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Our roads are getting worse.

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While novel ways are dreamed up

to highlight the problem,

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the Local Government Association

says councils are making progress

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in filling the holes properly

but need much more funding

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from central government.

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Central government say

they have given close

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to £300 million to help do the job.

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Simon was offered £18,000

from a council in compensation.

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All of this costs, but today's

report says nowhere near enough

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is being spent to tackle

decades of underinvestment.

0:27:440:27:48

Jane McCubbin, BBC News.

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The last remaining male northern

white rhinoceros has died,

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bringing the sub-species one step

closer to extinction.

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The 45-year-old rhino, called Sudan,

was put down by a vet in Kenya,

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after suffering an illness related

to old age.

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Only two other northern white rhinos

are left, both females.

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From Kenya, Alastair

Leithead reports.

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There was no other

animal quite like him.

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For the last few years scientists

and conservationists have been

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trying to get Sudan,

the world's last northern

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white rhino, to mate.

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They even put the 45-year-old

on Tinder as an eligible bachelor.

0:28:320:28:39

As part of a publicity

campaign to save the sub

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species from extinction.

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But the gene pool is small.

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The two remaining northern

white rhinos are his

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daughter and granddaughter.

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The last hope for the subspecies

is an IVF technique

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which has never been tried.

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It will depend on a surrogate

southern white rhino.

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In the last three or four years

there have been attempts to develop

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what I refer to as artificial

reproductive techniques,

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in particular in vitro

fertilisation, to

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recover this species.

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It is massively

complex and expensive.

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It has never been done

in rhinos before.

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The chances of it working

are probably remote.

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The last northern white

rhinos seen in the wild

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were here in the national park

in the northern Democratic

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Republic of Congo.

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That was many years ago.

0:29:230:29:25

They were acknowledged as being

extinct in the wild in 2008.

0:29:250:29:30

An epidemic of poaching for rhino

horn in the 1970s and 1980s wiped

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out many of these ancient animals

in central Africa.

0:29:330:29:37

Gradually those in captivity

have died of old age.

0:29:370:29:41

Sudan had been sick for some time.

0:29:410:29:49

Vets put him down when it was clear

an illness brought on by old age

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was causing him pain.

0:29:530:29:54

This is where the last two surviving

northern white rhinos live under

0:29:540:29:56

armed guard 24 hours a day.

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Such is the continuing threat

to this endangered species.

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They now have just 30,000

rhinos left on the planet.

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Sudan is unusual for his kind

because he died of old age.

0:30:060:30:14

Alastair Leithead, BBC News, in

northern Kenya.

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Time for a look at the weather.

0:30:180:30:20

Here's Tomasz Schafernaker.

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Here's Tomasz Schafernaker.

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You are not with me in the studio,

is it something I said?!

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Not at all, just for a change. Today

is the first day of astronomical

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spring, it is the spring Equinox,

day and night of equal length. The

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weather is behaving itself for most

of us. We have lost the cold

0:30:380:30:42

easterly winds we have had for quite

some time. Just a hint for a time

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across the extreme east, but what we

will see increasingly is these

0:30:470:30:51

Atlantic weather systems pushing in

our direction. There is slightly

0:30:510:30:57

milder air, it is not all that warm.

Over the next few days you can see

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an area of milder weather coming our

way, towards the end of the week it

0:31:020:31:06

looks like there might be something

colder returning. Nothing like what

0:31:060:31:09

we have had.

In the short term, the weather is

0:31:090:31:14

relatively quiet, just a couple of

sprinkled showers across Yorkshire

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and the Midlands. The main story for

tonight is that the skies will be

0:31:180:31:22

clear across most of the UK. There

will be a frost, particularly across

0:31:220:31:27

England and Wales and perhaps

eastern Scotland. You can see the

0:31:270:31:30

clouds increasing behind me, the

westerlies setting in. This is a

0:31:300:31:34

hint of things to come for the next

few days. There is a big change on

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the way, winds of change, if you

like.

0:31:380:31:41

Here is Wednesday's weather, a

bright if not sunny start across

0:31:410:31:47

many southern areas, notice the

westerly winds across Scotland in a

0:31:470:31:51

much milder direction, even the

south-westerly winds across Ireland.

0:31:510:31:55

Temperatures into double figures in

a number of areas, we have not had

0:31:550:31:58

that for a little while so things

will feel quite a bit warmer,

0:31:580:32:03

relatively, on Wednesday. On

Thursday here is the first usual

0:32:030:32:06

weather fronts coming off the

Atlantic, south-westerly winds. To

0:32:060:32:10

the east of art, the weather will be

quite bright with temperatures

0:32:100:32:13

getting up to maybe about 12. Even

in the rain in Belfast, 10 degrees,

0:32:130:32:19

it shows you how much milder the air

is. Towards the end of the week the

0:32:190:32:25

jet stream rushes in our direction,

whenever we see these wobbles going

0:32:250:32:29

up and down and up again, whenever

we see these patterns in the jet

0:32:290:32:33

stream, low-pressure systems start

spinning up and we can see one low

0:32:330:32:38

moving across the country, perhaps

even bringing sleet across the

0:32:380:32:41

hills. More noticeably a stronger

breeze across southern areas, with

0:32:410:32:45

temperatures up to 11 degrees. Back

0:32:450:32:46

breeze across southern areas, with

temperatures up to 11 degrees. Back

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to you.

0:32:460:32:48

A reminder of our main

story this lunchtime....

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The Information Commissioner

is seeking a warrant to search

0:32:500:32:52

the offices of a political

consultancy accused of using

0:32:520:32:55

the data of millions

of Facebook users to influence

0:32:550:32:57

the US presidential election.

0:32:570:33:03

That's all from the BBC News at One,

so it's goodbye from me.

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And on BBC One, we now join

the BBC's news teams where you are.

0:33:060:33:09

Have a good afternoon.

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