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Tonight at 6:

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Warnings of new unrest in the middle

east after President Trump pledges

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a radical change in US policy.

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He says he'll recognise Jerusalem

as Israel's capital -

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that's caused anger among

Palestinians and alarmed US allies,

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but Mr Trump says it's time.

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I think it's long overdue.

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Many presidents have said

they want to do something

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and they didn't do it.

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We view the reports that we have

heard with concern, because we think

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that Jerusalem obviously should be

part of the final settlement.

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Some European governments

are already warning their citizens

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in the region to watch

out for trouble.

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Also tonight:

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We're heading for Brexit but has

the government worked out

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what impact it will have

on the economy?

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Automotive sector?

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Not that I'm aware of, no.

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Is there on an aerospace?

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Not that I'm aware of.

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No.

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One on financial services?

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Well, I think the answer's

going to be no to

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all of them.

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No to all of them.

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High security for a terror plot

trial - a man is accused of trying

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to bomb Downing Street and kill

Theresa May.

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A terror plot targeting

Prince George's school -

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a Lancashire man is accused

of sharing its address

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with Islamist extremists.

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Put your hand up if

you're an Snapchat.

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When you get your news from social

media how do you know what's

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true and what's fake.

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The skeleton that tells the story

of human evolution -

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South Africa unveils the three

and a half million year

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remains of Littlefoot.

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Coming up in Sportsday later

in the hour on BBC News:

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Another collapse and defeat

for England's cricketers,

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as they go 2-0 down

in the Ashes Series.

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Good evening and welcome

to the BBC News at Six.

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Any minute now, President Trump

will deliver a speech that is likely

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to have huge repercussions

for the world's most troubled

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region - the Middle East.

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Donald Trump is expected to say that

America will now recognise Jerusalem

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as the capital of Israel.

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That's controversial

because Jerusalem is

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contested territory -

with Palestinians wanting part

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of the city to be their capital too.

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Even America's allies -

including Britain -

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are lining up to criticise

Mr Trump's proposal.

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Here's our Middle East Editor,

Jeremy Bowen, on why the speech

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could lead to new unrest

and even violence.

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These sites at the heart of

Jerusalem that are wholly to

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Christians, Muslims and Jewish

people are the source of its

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religious and political power. And

the reason why it has a bloodstained

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history stretching back 3000 years.

For both Israelis and Palestinians,

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Jerusalem is a capital and a

religious symbol. In the city,

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politics and faith are hopelessly

tangled. In Washington, President

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Trump seems convinced he's doing the

right thing.

It's long overdue. Many

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presidents have said they want to do

something and they didn't do it,

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whether it's through courage or they

change their mind, I can't tell you.

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Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel's Prime

Minister and is delighted. He said

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it is a great day for Israel's

national identity. Jerusalem is

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always tense. The conflict is part

of everyone's lives. The city is

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quietest when nothing challenges the

status quo. The new US policy is a

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big change and that makes it

dangerous and could mean the idea of

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peace through establishing an

independent Palestine along Israel,

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even less realistic.

The US is

delivering a lethal bullet to the

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heart of the two state solution,

that would be death to the two state

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solution because Israel is that the

heart of it, the major pillar of it.

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Israel has been at the centre of the

shed and troubled history of Israel

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and the Palestinians. Israel became

independent after a war in 1948. The

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Arabs lost and 750,000 Palestinians

were expelled by Israel or fled.

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When the shooting stopped, Jerusalem

was divided between Israel and

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neighbouring Jordan. Israel declared

its side to be its capital, the rest

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of the world didn't agree, arguing

Jerusalem's final status was

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undecided. In 1967, Israel beat all

its Arab neighbours in another war,

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the Jordanians were forced out of

their East side of Jerusalem, which

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include the walled old city and

Jerusalem's most important holy

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site. Israel extended its borders.

In 1993, Israelis and Palestinians

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started a peace protest. One of the

biggest issues was the future of

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Jerusalem. Palestinians want a

capital of a future state to be in

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the east of the city. Israel hinted

at compromise, but the peace process

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broke down years ago. The current

Israeli government says Jerusalem

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will not be divided. Britain has big

doubts.

We think that Jerusalem,

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obviously, should be part of the

final settlement between the

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Israelis and the Palestinians, a

negotiated settlement that we want

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to see. We have no plans ourselves

to move our embassy.

The king of

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Jordan is in Turkey for talks with

President erred on, very important

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neighbours of the Israelis. The

leaders opposed from's change to the

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status quo in Jerusalem, this city

they believe is key to peace.

I did

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we emphasise to the US president

yesterday our concerns on the

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decision to move the US Embassy to

Jerusalem. Therefore it is

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imperative now to work fast to reach

a final status solution and a peace

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agreement between Palestinians and

Israelis.

In Gaza there were small

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demonstrations. The US and Israel

may be gambling that the anger of

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Palestinians and all the others who

have condemned trump's plan won't

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last long. The risk is that they are

wrong. Jeremy Bowen, BBC News.

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In a moment we'll be

getting the latest from our

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North America Editor Jon Sopel

in Washington, but first

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Yolande Knell is in Jerusalem.

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We are still waiting for the exact

wording Mr Trump will use, but what

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do you think the likely reaction is

going to be in the region?

Well, for

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Miss many Israelis President Trump's

move will show what they see as a

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historic injustice, it's long been a

cause of upset for them. The US,

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Israel's closest ally, doesn't have

its embassy here in Jerusalem and

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doesn't recognise formally Israelis

sovereignty over the city, which

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they see as their eternal undivided

capital. We have had Israeli

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politicians coming out all the set

suggestions being put out and saying

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they hope other countries will

follow Washington's lead on all of

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this. But the Palestinians are

sounding alarm. The Palestinian

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ambassador to the UK has called this

the kiss of death for Mr Trump's

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hopes of restarting the stalled

Middle East peace process.

Thank

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you.

Most US presidents tried to calm

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tensions in the Middle East, Mr

Trump seems to be doing the very

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opposite?

Donald Trump follows in a

long tradition of US presidents

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trying to bring peace to the Middle

East, but few have gone about it in

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such an unorthodox way. He has just

started speaking now. He has two

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broad goals. The first is to honour

an election pledge, which is to move

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the US embassy from Tel Aviv to

Jerusalem and to recognise the

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capital is Jerusalem. The other is

to bring peace to the Middle East.

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Despite the warnings from many

people that the two a kind of

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mutually exclusive, if you do the

first how on earth will you bring

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Arabs to the table in a spirit of

believing that the Americans are

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fair and evenhanded in their

reproach? Donald Trump will argue,

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look, its historic reality, its

present-day reality that Jerusalem

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is the capital of Israel. But he has

run into a lot of opposition and the

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White House has gone on a charm

offensive to win over people. So

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far, he's only won over the

Israelis.

Thank you both very much.

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To read more about the Middle East

and to learn why Jerusalem matters -

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then you can go to our website -

bbc.co.uk/news.

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The Brexit Secretary has been

accused of gross negligence

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after admitting that the government

has not tried to calculate

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the effect Brexit might have

on the British economy.

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Meanwhile, Theresa May has been

trying to tackle the thorny issue

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of what happens to the border

between Northern Ireland

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and the Republic -

the issue that scuppered Brexit

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negotiations on Monday.

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She's been talking to

the Irish Prime Minister,

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and with Arlene Foster,

the leader of Northern

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Ireland's DUP.

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Here's our deputy political

editor John Pienaar.

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Three, two, one...

Theresa May need

some comfort and joy, in the Cabinet

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in her party in Ireland, north and

south. If only everyone could sing

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from the same hymn sheet on Brexit.

Her message, start trade talks, we

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could all get what we want.

We aim

to deliver this as part of our

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overall trade deal between the

United Kingdom and the European

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Union.

Labour's loving Theresa May's

troubles.

Brexit negotiations in a

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shambles. This government is clearly

not fit for the future.

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Tory Brexiteers are ramping up the

pressure, too. They say no more

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concessions.

Will she apply a new

coat of paint her red lines, because

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I fear on Monday they were beginning

to look a little bit pink?

If we had

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a problem, would it help if I came

over to Brussels with you to sort

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them out?

The DUP heard Mrs May's

pledge to preserve the union but

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want more guarantees Brexit means

the same deal for the whole UK.

Can

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you give a specific commitment that

nothing will be done that create any

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barrier constitutionally,

politically, economically or regular

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trips between Northern Ireland and

the rest of the United Kingdom?

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Mrs May was on the phone to the DUP

leader today but still no sign of an

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agreement, and in Dublin a clear

threat, I'll's leader wants a

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promise of free trade and no hard

north-south border and he would veto

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the start of trade talks

technically's EU summit.

If it is

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impossible to move to phase two next

week because of the problems that

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have arisen, we can pick it up in

the New Year.

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The Prime Minister spoke to him on

the phone today as well and still no

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sign of another meeting in Brussels

this week. The president of the

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European Union, Jean-Claude

Juncker's spokesman went so far

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today is to say his boss wanted to

prevent Mrs May's government from

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collapsing. So how clear if

Britain's future after Brexit? Not

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at all according to the Brexit

Secretary today. He told MPs Brexit

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would have an impact on business so

great there was no point in

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predictions. Look at the German's

face.

So there isn't one, for

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example, on the automotive sector?

No, not that I'm aware Rob.

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Aerospace?

No. Financial services? I

think it will be no to all of them.

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And our new cause for Brexiteer

Tories to complain. The Chancellor

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says Britain won't shirk its divorce

Bill, deal or no deal.

That's just

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not a credible scenario. That's not

the kind of country we are and

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frankly it would not make us a

credible partner for future

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international agreements.

But Theresa May's team says there

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will be no deal including cash until

Brexit is agreed. Tonight, goodwill

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is in short supply in the Cabinet.

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The first of the so-called

Chennai Six has arrived in the UK,

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more than four years

after the former soldiers

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were jailed in India

on weapons charges.

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Billy Irving was greeted by friends

and family along with two bagpipers

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when he touched down at Glasgow

Airport.

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He said it felt

"excellent to be home".

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The others are due

to arrive tomorrow.

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A man has appeared in court accused

of plotting to assassinate

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the Prime Minister in a bomb

and knife attack on Downing Street.

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20-year-old Naa'imur Zakariyah

Rahman is alleged to have planned

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to bomb the security gates,

before attacking Number ten

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with a knife and suicide vest

in an attempt to kill Theresa May.

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Here's our Home Affairs

Correspondent, June Kelly.

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Counterterrorism detectives moved in

on these two men last week.

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Yesterday they were charged and this

morning, amid high security, came

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their first court appearance. One is

accused of planning to strike at the

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heart of the British government and

assassinate Theresa May. He is

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Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman on the

left. In the dock with him was

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Mohammed Aqib Imran. In court came

the outline of the prosecution case.

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Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman is 20

years old and told the court he was

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Bangladeshi British. He is accused

of planning to detonate an

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improvised explosive device, in

other words a bomb, here at the

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Downing Street gates. In the chaos

that would follow, it is alleged

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suicide vests, pepper spray and a

knife, he wanted to get down the

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street to number ten and killed the

Prime Minister. He was arrested last

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Tuesday in this Road in west London.

It is claimed that he had two inert

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explosive devices in his possession.

He is also accused of helping his

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co-defendant, Mohammed Aqib Imran,

to prepare ter Avest acts. It's

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claimed he was planning to travel

abroad to help IS fighters.

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Yesterday the head of MI5 briefed

the cabinet about the security

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situation. Nine Islamist inspired

plots are said to have been thwarted

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this year. The next hearing in this

latest case will be in two weeks'

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time.

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June Kelly, BBC News.

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A man has appeared in court accused

of sharing the address of Prince

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George's school with extremist. He

has been charged with terrorism

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offences. We can get some details on

this. Tom Clements is with me. What

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is he alleged to have done?

He is 31

and he is accused of using the

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messaging app telegram, setting up

groups and channels and then posting

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on those channels tips and advice

for people who might want to carry

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out terrorist attacks. One of the

things he is alleged to have posted

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is a picture of Prince George, who

is now four years old, and the

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address of his school. He is also

said to have put details about

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stadiums around the UK on to that

messaging app. He's accused of

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assisting others to commit acts of

terrorism and planning to travel to

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Syria, to areas controlled by the

so-called Islamic State group to

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take part in fighting. It was a

short appearance, as is always the

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case that these magistrates hearing

and he will appear at the Old Bailey

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on the 20th.

Thank you very much.

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The time is 6:16pm.

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Our top story this evening:

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President Trump announces a radical

change in US policy by recognising

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Jerusalem as Israel's capital. And

still to come...

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From shipbuilding to social art -

we'll report from Sunderland

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on its bid to become UK

Capital of Culture.

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Coming up on Sportsday in the next

15 minutes on BBC News...

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Will England have a record five

clubs in the last 16

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of the Champions League?

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That all rests on Liverpool's result

against Spartak Moscow.

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We'll have the latest from Anfield.

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"Fake news" - it's a phrase that's

been used so much recently that it's

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even made it into the dictionary.

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At a time when so many people,

especially the young,

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get their news from sharing stories

through social media,

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it's becoming increasingly difficult

to tell what's true and what's

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- well, fake.

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Now the BBC is launching a scheme

to help school pupils

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tell the difference.

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Here's our Media Editor, Amol Rajan.

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So many sources of news,

all fighting for our attention.

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But how many of these

can we actually trust?

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For centuries, the news has been

delivered in bundles -

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whether TV bulletins

or printed newspapers.

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But these sixth formers

from the Leigh Academy in Kent don't

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watch the news like you do.

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These guys devour news

on their mobiles, and spend

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three hours a day on one

platform in particular.

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So, how do you consume

news every day?

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I'll be honest, mainly

through Snapchat.

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Put your hand up if

you're on Snapchat.

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To gauge their news literacy,

we showed the pupils an image

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that was shared thousands of times

on social media.

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It depicts a Muslim woman

after the Westminster

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Bridge terror attack.

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Yeah, she seems like she's not

caring, or maybe she saw it

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and didn't really take notice of it.

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But this was fake news.

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The image was attached to a tweet

from an account linked to Russia.

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And our pupils did detect

anti-Muslim prejudice.

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I think if she was of a different

race, this tweet would

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never have been put out.

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And it's really wrong that people

feel the need to do that.

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It doesn't sound right.

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Like, it describes it,

but it also puts hate into it.

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It's when they put their own

opinion into it as well.

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Such is the daily onslaught

of information in these pupils'

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lives that fake or false

information can go undetected.

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We still don't know the scale

of fake news and misinformation

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online here in Britain.

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But what we do know is that

teenagers are glued to screens,

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swimming in an ocean of truth,

falsehood and everything in between.

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Many of them already have excellent

judgment about the news,

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but few know the real sources

of deceit online.

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In America, the Senate has

received examples of fake

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news promoted by Russia.

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Many fear that this threat

could erode democracy

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closer to home, too.

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We have to wake up and understand

that the way that people

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receive facts has changed.

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We have to teach people

to discriminate, to give them

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the tools, in other words,

to be a citizen in a

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political democracy.

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The BBC has now decided

to step into this terrain,

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setting up an online portal

and asking senior journalists

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to visit schools and act as mentors.

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On the issue of combating

fake news, it seems that

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young and old are united.

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Education is the key.

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People don't know it's unreliable,

and without education on it,

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and without knowing the signs,

then you will believe it.

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And you can go out in the world

and actually talk to people

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about your opinion that's formed

an fake information.

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What shall we do about it?

0:19:440:19:47

I think the education

in school is very important.

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If you start from a young age,

then I think people learn

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and reflect on that and they carry

it with them through their lives.

0:19:520:19:56

The BBC couldn't have put

it better themselves.

0:19:560:19:57

Amol Rajan, BBC News.

0:19:570:19:58

More than 1,000 firefighters

are tackling huge

0:19:580:20:00

wildfires in California.

0:20:000:20:01

Hundreds of buildings have

already been destroyed.

0:20:010:20:03

12,000 homes are under threat.

0:20:030:20:05

The fire is burning about 50 miles

north of Los Angeles.

0:20:050:20:09

Nearly 30,000 people have been

forced from their homes.

0:20:090:20:14

One of the oldest and most complete

skeletons of our ancestors has been

0:20:140:20:18

unveiled in South Africa.

0:20:180:20:19

Scientists have spent 20 years

excavating and preparing

0:20:190:20:22

the skeleton, which they've called

Littlefoot.

0:20:220:20:25

It's thought the fossilised remains

are more than 3.5 million years old.

0:20:250:20:29

Andrew Harding reports

from Johannesburg.

0:20:290:20:34

They found her skeleton in these

deep caves outside Johannesburg.

0:20:340:20:42

She'd been lying here

for almost four million years.

0:20:420:20:44

Trapped in the rock.

0:20:440:20:50

Today, Little Foot finally emerged -

astonishingly intact,

0:20:500:20:52

after 20 painstaking

years of excavation.

0:20:520:20:55

These bones had a very, very

fragile, flaky surface many of them.

0:20:550:21:00

And it was like trying

to extract a pie with flaky

0:21:000:21:08

pastry out of concrete

0:21:080:21:09

without damaging the pie.

0:21:090:21:11

We had to do this properly,

we had to do it slowly.

0:21:110:21:14

Yes, it took more than 20 years

of my life, but I feel younger

0:21:140:21:17

and stronger for it!

0:21:170:21:20

So, these are the caves

where Little Foot was found.

0:21:200:21:23

The theory goes that she was walking

along the surface, fell

0:21:230:21:26

down into the caves,

and was covered

0:21:260:21:27

by sediment and rock.

0:21:270:21:28

Millions of years later,

scientists in the 1980s and 1990s

0:21:280:21:31

in a series of extraordinary

coincidences, stumbled

0:21:310:21:36

across her remains and slowly

managed to piece them back together.

0:21:360:21:40

Her skeleton shows

she was in her 30s.

0:21:400:21:45

She probably lived in the trees,

and crucially, she was more

0:21:450:21:48

like us than like an ape.

0:21:480:21:51

So the pictures you see in books

of our ancestors gradually getting

0:21:510:21:57

up off of all fours and walking

along in a stooped manner,

0:21:570:22:00

that's all nonsense.

0:22:000:22:04

They were upright when

they were in the trees,

0:22:040:22:06

and they were upright

when they came down to the ground.

0:22:060:22:09

And now they're us?

0:22:090:22:14

Yes, now they're us.

0:22:140:22:15

Unearthed in these caves then,

a vital addition to our own

0:22:150:22:18

complicated family tree.

0:22:180:22:19

Andrew Harding, BBC

News, South Africa.

0:22:190:22:22

This time yesterday I was talking

about hopes of an England fightback

0:22:220:22:25

in the second Ashes Test.

0:22:250:22:27

Well, it wasn't to be.

0:22:270:22:28

Australia wrapped up a 120-run

victory in less than two

0:22:280:22:31

hours of the final day.

0:22:310:22:32

But captain Joe Root insists his

side are still in the Ashes,

0:22:320:22:35

despite the back-to-back defeats.

0:22:350:22:36

Our Sports Correspondent,

Andy Swiss, reports from Adelaide.

0:22:360:22:40

PLAYS THE GREAT ESCAPE THEME TUNE.

0:22:400:22:41

They'd arrived with such optimism.

0:22:410:22:43

England fans hoping to witness one

of cricket's greatest comebacks.

0:22:430:22:49

But within minutes,

their hopes lay in tatters.

0:22:490:22:52

Second ball of the day,

Chris Woakes caught behind.

0:22:520:22:55

And even worse was to follow.

0:22:550:22:57

England's captain and cornerstone,

Joe Root, gone for 67.

0:22:570:23:01

Australia had their key man.

0:23:010:23:04

And when Moeen Ali was trapped

for just two, any last lingering

0:23:040:23:07

hopes left with him.

0:23:070:23:09

The rest was a formality.

0:23:090:23:11

In just an hour and three quarters,

England's dreams had been

0:23:110:23:14

ruthlessly dispatched.

0:23:140:23:15

Oh, that's it!

0:23:150:23:16

Australia taking a 2-0

lead, while England try

0:23:160:23:18

to take the positives.

0:23:180:23:21

We've shown throughout the two games

the periods that we can

0:23:210:23:24

outperform Australia.

0:23:240:23:25

But just not for five days.

0:23:250:23:28

And that's going to be

our challenge, really.

0:23:280:23:31

The harsh reality of this defeat,

though, is that England's Ashes

0:23:310:23:34

hopes are now hanging by a thread.

0:23:340:23:37

If they lose the next match

in Perth, where they haven't won

0:23:370:23:39

for nearly 40 years,

it's all over.

0:23:390:23:44

England haven't been able to match

the pace of Australia's bowlers,

0:23:440:23:46

or the durability of their batsmen.

0:23:460:23:50

And some believe

there's no way back.

0:23:500:23:53

We've had a moment here where we've

all been up a bit and maybe...

0:23:530:23:57

But when it comes to the tough

moments, they're better than us.

0:23:570:24:01

So, no chance?

0:24:010:24:03

I don't think so, no.

0:24:030:24:06

And so, an all-too familiar story.

0:24:060:24:08

England have now lost their last

seven Tests in Australia.

0:24:080:24:11

One more, and their Ashes hopes

will have turned to dust.

0:24:110:24:14

Andy Swiss, BBC News, Adelaide.

0:24:140:24:18

There's just one day to go before

we find out which contender will be

0:24:200:24:24

named UK City of Culture 2021.

0:24:240:24:26

Sunderland is one of five places

bidding to win the title.

0:24:260:24:29

It's up against Coventry, Paisley,

Stoke-on-Trent and Swansea.

0:24:290:24:33

As Judith Moritz reports,

a city that is best known these days

0:24:330:24:36

for its highly efficient car-making

plants is keen to show

0:24:360:24:40

it has another side.

0:24:400:24:43

# By the harbour wall

0:24:470:24:49

# The place

you love the most #.

0:24:490:24:51

Sunderland has been

shaped by the sea.

0:24:510:24:54

Where once they built ships,

now they make music.

0:24:540:24:58

Culture here, inspired by the waves.

0:24:580:25:02

So the landscape pulls

on your heartstrings here?

0:25:020:25:04

Yeah, it absolutely does.

0:25:040:25:05

I mean, just look at it.

0:25:050:25:06

Even on a kind of stormy day

like this, it's still beautiful.

0:25:060:25:10

Coronation Street actress Melanie

Hill grew up near this shore.

0:25:100:25:12

She says Sunderland is special,

and should be City of Culture.

0:25:120:25:18

For me, it's the community,

and it's a community spirit.

0:25:180:25:20

And since this bid was started,

I've seen the communities coming

0:25:200:25:24

together, and there's

like an energy.

0:25:240:25:28

And people have begun

to have hope again.

0:25:280:25:33

Sunderland champions social art -

a way of people creating

0:25:330:25:36

and connecting at the same time.

0:25:360:25:40

I think there's a lot

of talent in Sunderland.

0:25:400:25:44

I'm not saying I'm one of them,

but you never can tell!

0:25:440:25:48

It was once hailed as the largest

ship-building city in the world.

0:25:480:25:56

But hundreds of yards have

closed down, and coal

0:25:560:26:00

and glass have declined, too.

0:26:000:26:06

The furnaces still burn, but here

it's for artistry, not industry.

0:26:060:26:12

For this apprentice,

there's a bright future.

0:26:120:26:15

Unfortunately, that old culture

and heritage has gone.

0:26:150:26:18

But we're trying to keep it alive

here at the National Glass

0:26:180:26:21

Centre, keep it going.

0:26:210:26:27

And like some of the other guys that

work here, it's like,

0:26:270:26:30

they've all got real experience

from when they did work

0:26:300:26:32

in those factories.

0:26:320:26:33

So they're still keeping it alive,

and kind of passing it

0:26:330:26:36

on to like the new generation

of glass-makers, like myself.

0:26:360:26:38

Sunderland is forging a new path.

0:26:380:26:40

With an eye on its proud heritage,

the city also has a bold

0:26:400:26:43

vision for the future.

0:26:430:26:44

Judith Moritz, BBC News, Sunderland.

0:26:440:26:46

Time for a look at the weather.

0:26:460:26:48

Here's Sarah Keith-Lucas.

0:26:480:26:49

Here's Sarah Keith-Lucas.

0:26:490:26:53

Well, the wind is the main theme to

the forecast of the next 24 hours or

0:26:530:26:57

so. Storm Caroline is sweeping its

way in. Tomorrow it could produce

0:26:570:27:02

winds of 80 mph or more,

particularly across the North of

0:27:020:27:05

Scotland. That is where we have an

ample warning from the weblog is in

0:27:050:27:08

force. -- and ample warning from the

Met Office. The winds are picking

0:27:080:27:15

up, cloudy, without breaks of rain

pushing their way towards the

0:27:150:27:18

south-east alike. The winds are very

strong. Gale or severe gales

0:27:180:27:23

overnight. During the early hours of

Thursday one, storm Caroline shows

0:27:230:27:27

its hand. You can see the proximity

of these isobars indicating a windy

0:27:270:27:31

weather across the North of

Scotland. For the tomorrow morning

0:27:310:27:37

rush-hour, we could see gusts of 80

mph in northern Scotland. Northern

0:27:370:27:43

Ireland as well. This band of heavy

rain and strong winds clears away

0:27:430:27:47

gradually from the south-east,

leaving us all in sunshine and

0:27:470:27:51

wintry showers. But those really

strong northerly winds continuing

0:27:510:27:54

across northern parts of the

country, combined with sleet and

0:27:540:27:58

snow showers. Tomorrow will feel

much colder than it has done

0:27:580:28:02

recently. As we move through

Thursday night and on into Friday,

0:28:020:28:07

storm Caroline clears away towards

the north-east. We have still got a

0:28:070:28:11

cold northerly airflow with us,

bringing us a cold day on Friday.

0:28:110:28:20

There will be wintry sunshine, and

also plenty of snow showers across

0:28:200:28:22

Scotland, Northern Ireland, the West

of England and Wales. A few of those

0:28:220:28:26

snow showers filtering through the

Midlands, we could see a flurry of

0:28:260:28:30

snow in London. It will feel subzero

when you add on the influence of the

0:28:300:28:34

wind-chill. Lots going on in the

weather in the next few days. You

0:28:340:28:38

can keep up-to-date on our website.

0:28:380:28:40

Sarah, thank you.

0:28:430:28:45

A reminder of our main story...

0:28:450:28:48

President Trump has recognised the

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