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The two British jihadists

captured in Syria.

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Families of their victims call

for them to be tried in court.

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The two men belonged to a group

within so-called IS infamous

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for executing Western hostages.

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The daughter of one

of the victims wants justice.

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If it goes to trial,

I certainly will be there.

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I will look them in the eye and let

them know that I am who I am

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and they have destroyed a big part

of my life.

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But questions now as to where

the two British men could be tried.

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Will they face a court

in the United States?

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Also tonight:

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The EU's chief negotiator warns

the UK to face up to the potential

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consequences of Brexit for Northern

Ireland.

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A UK decision to leave

the single market and to leave

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the customs union would make

border checks unavoidable.

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We investigate whether building

on brownfield sites is the answer

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to Britain's housing crisis.

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And during a spectacular,

if freezing, opening ceremony,

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the Winter Olympics in South Korea

get under way.

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And coming up on Sportsday on BBC

News, we are live at Twickenham

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ahead of this weekend's Six Nations

action where England prepare to take

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on Wales in what could be a defining

match of this year's Championship.

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Good evening and welcome

to the BBC News at Six.

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The families of some of the victims

of two British jihadists belonging

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to the Islamic State group

and captured in Syria,

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have called for them

to face justice in court.

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Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee

Elsheikh were part of a team of four

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British IS members whose British

accents earned them

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the nickname "the Beatles".

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US officials say the group are

accused of executing 27 hostages.

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Bethany Haines, whose father, David,

was one of those hostages,

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has told the BBC the men should be

forced to look in the eyes

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of the people whose

lives they'd destroyed.

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Our Home Affairs correspondent

Daniel Sandford has more.

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They became the most infamous

gang of foreign fighters

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in the self-styled Islamic State,

callous torturers and public

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executioners of hostages.

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Jihadi John, his real name

Mohammed Emwazi, now dead.

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Aine Davis, in prison in Turkey.

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And the two men captured last

month, Alexanda Kotey

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and El Shafee Elsheikh.

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The two were detained

by American-backed

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Syrian Kurd fighters.

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Kotey, the Kurds said today,

was trying to escape into Turkey.

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The gang are suspected

of beheading Alan Henning,

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the driver and aid worker

from Eccles, and David Haines,

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seen here in Croatia,

a former RAF engineer and long-time

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aid worker from Perth.

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This morning, his daughter, Bethany,

was finally contemplating

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what punishment two of his suspected

killers should face.

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They should die a long,

slow, painful death.

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And I think quite a lot of people

will understand that,

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that they shouldn't be

allowed to live.

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But realistically, that's

not going to happen.

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And I have to come

to terms with that.

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And the best thing for them is to be

locked up and throw away the key.

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They should never be

allowed back in society,

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because they will just recruit

people and they will

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just do this again.

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And for the sake of her father,

if they end up in court,

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she will go to watch.

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If it goes to trial,

I will certainly be there,

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I will certainly want to look them

in the eye and let them

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know that I am who I am,

and they have destroyed a big part

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of my life.

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And hopefully there will be

some sort of justice.

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Some of the gang's hostages

were freed, including

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former French reporter,

Nicolas Henin.

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He wants them to have

the fairest trial possible.

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I would not be happy

if they were just sent

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to Guantanamo Bay, because this

is denial of justice.

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If we want justice, we need

to give them the trial

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that would satisfy them,

but also the victims.

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The British men detained last month

are El Shafee Elsheikh,

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who arrived in Syria from Britain

in 2012, and Alexanda Kotey,

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who left the UK on an aid

convoy to Gaza in 2009,

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and also ended up in Syria.

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Their gang is accused by the US

of beheading at least 27 hostages,

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including Alan Henning,

David Haines and Americans

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James Foley, Peter Kassig

and Steven Sotloff.

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They are also accused

of water boarding, mock

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executions, crucifixions

and electric shock torture.

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Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee

Elsheikh grew up close to each other

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in quite a small area of west

London, near to the A40 flyover.

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It became infamous as

an IS recruiting ground.

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As well as Mohammed Emwazi,

Jihadi John, some half a dozen other

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men from these streets died fighting

for IS in either Syria or Iraq.

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At El Shafee Elsheikh's house,

his parents, who had another

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son killed in Syria,

asked the media to leave.

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There's nothing we can say,

no comment whatsoever.

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Please, please, let us be in peace.

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Their son and Alexanda Kotey

have had their British

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citizenship removed already.

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Now a trial, possibly

in the United States,

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seems the most likely outcome.

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Daniel Sandford, BBC News.

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Our Security correspondent

Gordon Corera is here.

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We heard Daniel saying that a trial

in the States is the most likely

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outcome but there are a number of

options.

That's right. A US official

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in the last hour has told me they

are still considering options, so no

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set path yet. It is not entirely

clear that these individuals are

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even in American hands. They may be

in the hands of Kurdish forces that

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captured them in Syria in January.

The Americans were given access to

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them for interrogation and it

appears that important intelligence

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might have been obtained about where

foreign fighters have gone, the

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location of any other Brits. That

will have been the priority until

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yesterday it became public that

these men were being held, which has

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forced the issue of what to do with

them. It looks as if they have not

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yet finally decided whether they

will be put on trial in the US, sent

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to Guantanamo Bay, or somewhere else

for trial. The most likely option

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would be trial in the US but it

seems as if discussions are ongoing

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and British officials are not

commenting on their preferred

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option.

Thank you.

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The EU's chief Brexit negotiatior,

Michel Barnier, has issued

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a stark warning to the UK,

effectively telling the British

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government, "You can't

have your cake and eat it".

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He said the UK's decision to leave

the EU single market and customs

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union meant border checks

at the Irish border

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were "unavoidable", something

both the UK and the EU

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have said would be unacceptable.

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He also warned that without greater

agreement on key issues

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like Northern Ireland,

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the two-year transition period

after Brexit was not a given.

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John Pienaar, reports.

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Brexit is coming and time is running

short. Just 13 months before Britain

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is officially out of the European

Union, and today the EU had a sharp

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warning. Sort out key sticking

points, or there will be no deal and

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no transition. Britain's Brexit

Secretary met the EU chief

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negotiator in Downing Street on

Monday. Friendly enough, but just

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weeks to thrash out the shape of a

Brexit transition. Today in us all

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is, with a big EU summit next month,

Michel Barnier had blunt message in

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terms easy to understand.

If these

disagreements persist, the

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transition is not given.

So much to

sort out, and talks are getting

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prettily. On the rights of migrants

will arrive after Brexit date, will

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Russell 's block trade if Britain

breaks EU rules. The Brexit

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secretary Colback discourteous. Mr

Barney disagreed.

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TRANSLATION:

Throughout these

negotiations, my attitude has not

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been in the least discourteous or

vindictive. We have never wished to

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punish the UK. It is totally foreign

to my state of mind.

And how to

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leave the EU without bringing back a

hard north- south Irish border.

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Nobody wants that at...

It is

important to tell the truth. A UK

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decision to leave the single market

and to leave the customs union would

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make border checks unavoidable.

It

is not just a political problem at

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this shoe shop in Northern Ireland.

These issues are men for walking, on

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both sides of the border. Customs

and tariffs could mean a business

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like this running into trouble.

We

need easy access from the factory to

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our shop floor. If there is a hard

border, there will be hold-ups all

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the way along that we cannot

predict.

But the unionist party

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shoring up the government in

Parliament says that when Britain

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leads the customs union, Northern

Ireland must leave, too.

The bottom

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line is that Northern Ireland will

leave the European Union with the

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rest of the United Kingdom. We would

not countenance a situation where

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there would either be political

constitutional barriers within the

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United Kingdom, and economic

barriers within the United Kingdom

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internal market would be

catastrophic for Northern Ireland.

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Brexiteer Tories say ministers

should take warnings from Brussels

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in their stride and not give ground

on the way out of the EU.

We will

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not accept that we become rule

takers from the EU when we have no

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say over it. Yes, business wants

certainty and to know they have time

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to get ready for things like customs

changes. That is what the

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implementation period is about. It

is not about having the EU dictate

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to us in a way that would be

unacceptable to us and to businesses

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as well.

Tonight, the Brexit

secretary is saying he is surprised

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that Mr Barnier is not clear that

Britain wants to go on trading as

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now during a transition. The

government is hoping for compromise

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in negotiations, but if there is no

transition deal next month,

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ministers will have to prepare

Britain and British business for the

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possibility of a cliff edge Brexit.

If there is a transition deal it is

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on to deciding the ambitions for

Brexit, which divide Parliament,

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Tory MPs and the Cabinet. One day,

one crisis after time.

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Joining me is our Europe

correspondent Adam Fleming.

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Is this just about Brussels trying

to flex their muscles in the latest

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stage of the negotiations?

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Michel Barnier says the same thing

every time. When he stands at the

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podium in there, he is not

conducting negotiations. Except we

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know that he is, a bit. Some of this

is tactical, but he is also saying

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things that the EU feels deeply and

fundamentally. That boils down to

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two things. One, you don't mess with

the single market, the rules are the

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walls. Two, the EU does not want the

UK on the outside that has a big

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influence on the inside. David Davis

says it is OK for the EU to defend

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its own interests but Britain has to

be allowed to do the same. And the

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Brexit talks are all about finding a

compromise between those points of

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view. That is the philosophical

staff. The practical stuff we

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learned today is that the transition

period is not going to be waved

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through without any disagreements,

and the Northern Irishman order

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issue has been parked, not solved

for good.

Thank you.

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Can the UK build the houses it

needs without developing

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on the green belt?

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There have long been

calls to build new homes

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on brownfield sites first,

land that's been used

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for construction before and may be

contaminated by chemicals.

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But they are often less

attractive to developers.

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In Greater Manchester,

where there have been numerous

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protests against green belt

development, the mayor has announced

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he'll use his powers to encourage

building on brownfield sites.

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But is it the answer?

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Mark Easton reports.

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Could the old mill towns

of Greater Manchester hold

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the answer to the housing crisis?

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Places like Stalybridge,

where the industrial revolution took

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root along the banks of the River

Tain.

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Instead of building on precious

green belt, why not use brownfield

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sites in struggling town centres?

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Greater Manchester's Mayor,

Andy Burnham, was elected

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on a promise to protect the green

belt and now plans to promote

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brownfield hotspots

in six rundown towns.

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We have had an approach where it has

been developer led greenfield first,

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because it has been easier

for developers to go over

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there and I am saying, no,

let's come back to our town centres,

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breathe new life into them

and build higher density

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residential development there.

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Among sites identified

in Stalybridge, the former police

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station, an old pub,

the Pineapple Inn and what

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was once a local shop.

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The plan is to turn these plots

into luxury flats aimed at young

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professionals who can

afford market prices.

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Some are already under construction,

build to rent apartments

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with a coffee shop and gym,

Friends-style loft living

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on the site of what was once

an 18th-century woollen mill.

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Jasmine and Josh will be

moving in this summer.

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It is our first home together, so...

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This is the perfect thing.

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It is brand-new, it is modern,

it is a big step for us.

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And we are really excited.

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In some cases, housing associations

will sell the luxury homes and use

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the profits for building social

and affordable homes elsewhere.

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Not everyone is convinced.

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I will believe it when I see it.

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At the end of the day,

it is basically a slap in the face.

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I mean, on average, they want

about 600 pounds per calendar

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month, I am on half that.

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Working-class mill town,

no one can afford things like that.

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The focus on brownfield sites

is politically popular,

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but small projects in rundown town

centres are not going to be that

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attractive to investors

and even if every scrap of land

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was used to its full potential,

the brownfield land register shows

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there is not nearly enough of it

to fulfil Greater

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Manchester's housing needs.

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The brownfield register has

identified a number of sites

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in Stalybridge and almost 1250

in Greater Manchester,

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which could be used for housing,

with a maximum capacity of just

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over 100,000 homes.

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But, Greater Manchester needs more

than 227,000 homes to meet demand.

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Brownfield does not

even get halfway there.

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Are you not deluding people, though,

who believe that we can

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solve the housing crisis

simply using brownfield?

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You can't!

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And I would accept that.

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This is not about saying,

no, we will never build

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on anywhere green again,

but it is about saying, look,

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start with our towns,

so that we minimise the take

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from the green belt.

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There are controversial plans

to build homes on Sidebottom Fold,

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green belt on the edge

of Stalybridge, but when it comes

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to the general claim that brown

should be the new green,

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here, as in elsewhere,

the numbers do not quite add up.

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Mark Easton, BBC News, Stalybridge.

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Our top story this evening.

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The families of victims of two

British, Islamic State Jihadists,

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captured in Syria, call for them

to be brought to trial.

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And still to come, the world's

most famous dinosaur,

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Dippy the Diplodocus,

goes on tour.

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First stop the Jurassic coast.

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Coming up in sports day, we are

alive at Twickenham where old foes

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prepare to reunite as England take

on Wales in what could be a crucial

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match in the 6 Nations Championship.

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An elaborate opening ceremony

for the Winter Olympics has been

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taking place in South Korea.

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Among those attending

was the sister of the North Korean

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leader, Kim Jong Un.

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She's part of the most senior

North Korean delegation

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ever to visit the South.

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The British team is hoping

to win ten medals as our

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Seoul Correspondent,

Laura Bicker, reports

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from Pyeongchang.

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Korea!

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These athletes have been divided

by a war that never truly ended.

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They carry the flag

of a unified Korea.

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And in one stadium for one night

decades of rising tension

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and suspicion ebbed away.

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In the VIP box a moment most

thought they'd never see.

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A member of the Kim dynasty,

the sister of the North Korean

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leader, shaking hands

with the South Korean president.

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The arrival of Kim Yo-jung has

surprised this tiny town just miles

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from the militarised border.

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It is nice to have the high-level

delegates from the North and it also

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feels strange and wondrous.

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I have never seen a North Korean.

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Of course I welcome them but I don't

know why the South Korean government

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is bending over backwards

to appease them.

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I don't like seeing

the South serving the North.

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My heart is melting.

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The South and North have been

divided and now it feels

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peace is coming to us.

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But America is beginning to wonder

whose side South Korea is on.

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The only moment the US

Vice President looked comfortable

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was when he welcomed his team.

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He refused to acknowledge

the North Korean guests behind him.

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It's a note of caution many

in the diplomatic community share.

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There's a real sense of pragmatism.

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Nobody is over optimistic

because we have seen too many

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false starts before.

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But, of course, we all hope

that this will turn out for the good

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and that Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

will be remembered

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as the Peace Olympics.

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The political drama has loomed

over these mountains,

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but soon attention will turn

to the sport and the medal

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hopes of thousands.

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And we welcome Great Britain!

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Team GB is aiming for its most

successful Winter Games,

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with a medal target of five or more.

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A challenge in this frigid climate.

0:19:000:19:03

But some didn't seem

to mind the cold.

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As many in the crowd bundled up

in their heated seats they gave

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a warm welcome to the bare-chested

flag bearer from Tonga.

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The dazzling displays

were full of symbolism,

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but there's one team

above all others that represent

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the hopes of this peninsular.

0:19:210:19:25

The joint Korean ice hockey team had

a controversial start -

0:19:250:19:29

players from the North had to be

integrated into the squad,

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forcing players from the South out.

0:19:320:19:36

But the two sides now

appear to have bonded.

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Looking at the bigger picture,

I think that this is a very

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important moment in history

and I think that it's

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a privilege to be a part of it.

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I'm happy about it so I think that

everyone is just embracing it.

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And so, to the moment of truth.

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As ice skating gold medalist

Yuna Kim lights the flame,

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South Korea has challenges ahead,

including fears that it's fallen

0:19:560:20:01

victim to a fake charm

offensive from the North.

0:20:010:20:07

This is a public relations coup

for North Korea to have its athletes

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appear on this global stage.

0:20:100:20:14

It gives what's been an isolated

regime a human face,

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but critics also fear it will allow

them to portray this

0:20:170:20:19

image of a normal,

peace-loving nuclear power.

0:20:190:20:25

As with all shows, this one

must come to an end.

0:20:250:20:28

The Olympic flame will only burn

in Pyeongchang for two weeks.

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It will take more than warm sporting

gestures to lead to permanent change

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on this Korean peninsular.

0:20:360:20:37

Laura Bicker, BBC News, Peongchang.

0:20:370:20:44

The charity Oxfam has denied

allegations it covered up the use

0:20:440:20:47

of prostitutes by its aid

workers in Haiti.

0:20:470:20:50

Responding to a report

in The Times newspaper,

0:20:500:20:52

the charity admitted

that the behaviour of some

0:20:520:20:54

of its staff had been

"totally unacceptable".

0:20:540:20:56

But Oxfam said it had publicly

announced an investigation

0:20:560:20:58

into the allegations

when they surfaced in 2011.

0:20:580:21:00

Sarah Campbell is here ,

just fill us in on the background

0:21:000:21:03

to this first of all.

0:21:030:21:09

Fill us in on the background. This

happened following the earthquake in

0:21:090:21:14

Haiti. 200,000 people died and more

than a million were made homeless

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and Oxfam was brought in to try and

help the population recover and

0:21:190:21:23

British people donated millions of

pounds. It is the conduct of their

0:21:230:21:26

staff that has been the subject of

the investigation by the The Times

0:21:260:21:31

and the newspaper alleges that there

were sex party 's Oxfam workers

0:21:310:21:36

invited young prostitutes to

guesthouses, including, according to

0:21:360:21:40

one source, underage girls. Oxfam

has confirmed there was an

0:21:400:21:47

investigation at the time and there

is no question that prostitutes were

0:21:470:21:51

used, but the use of underage girls

was not proven. The director

0:21:510:21:56

resigned and did not face

disciplinary action and two others

0:21:560:21:58

were also allowed to resign and four

members of staff were dismissed. The

0:21:580:22:03

charity says the investigation was

made public that the time, and they

0:22:030:22:06

did not involve or informed the

police in Haiti even though

0:22:060:22:10

prostitution is illegal in the

country. Oxfam say they reported it

0:22:100:22:14

to the Charity Commission and the

response today is interesting, they

0:22:140:22:17

said that they had not been aware of

the precise

0:22:170:22:25

the precise allegations and did not

see a final copy of the Oxfam report

0:22:260:22:29

and in the last hour, but Culture

Secretary said these allegations are

0:22:290:22:31

deeply shocking and Oxfam must now

provide the Charity Commission with

0:22:310:22:34

all the evidence they hold of the

events that happened as a matter of

0:22:340:22:38

urgency.

Sarah, thank you.

0:22:380:22:49

Toxicology reports submitted to a

pre-inquest hearing suggest the men

0:22:500:22:53

had taken and naturally occurring

steroid often used by body-builders.

0:22:530:22:58

The men were shot dead by police

minutes after the van and knife

0:22:580:23:02

attacks last June.

0:23:020:23:04

The owner of the Daily Mirror has

agreed to buy the Express and Star

0:23:040:23:08

newspapers as well as OK magazine

in a deal worth 127 million pounds.

0:23:080:23:11

Newspaper circulation

continues to fall.

0:23:110:23:12

The company Trinity Mirror

says it will be able

0:23:120:23:14

to save money by sharing content

and reducing duplication.

0:23:140:23:19

Now here's one thing you don't

expect to find in the post -

0:23:190:23:22

this two-month old tiger cub,

which had been packed into a plastic

0:23:220:23:25

container and mailed

to an address in Mexico.

0:23:250:23:29

The package was detected when a dog,

which was searching

0:23:290:23:31

for contraband, sniffed it out.

0:23:310:23:34

The cub was taken an animal

management centre,

0:23:340:23:38

and is reported to be "dehydrated

but otherwise well".

0:23:380:23:43

He was the star who greeted visitors

to the Natural History Museum

0:23:430:23:46

in London for over a century,

but last year the skeleton cast

0:23:460:23:49

of Dippy the Diplodocus was removed

from the museum's entrance hall

0:23:490:23:51

to make way for Hope the Blue Whale.

0:23:510:23:56

Now Dippy is on the road,

visiting all four Home Nations.

0:23:560:23:59

His first stop until May

is the Dorset County

0:23:590:24:01

Museum in Dorchester.

0:24:010:24:02

Our Correspondent,

Duncan Kennedy, is there.

0:24:020:24:06

Duncan.

Fiona, with all these lights

and music tonight, it is no wonder

0:24:060:24:16

they have called Dippy, the rock

star dinosaur and like any other

0:24:160:24:22

self-respecting rock star, he is

going on a nationwide tour, starting

0:24:220:24:26

tonight here in Dorchester. It is

incredible to think that in all his

0:24:260:24:31

130 near history, it he has never

been seen outside London before.

0:24:310:24:38

It's taken about 150

million years...

0:24:380:24:40

Dippy is here.

0:24:400:24:41

I think we're in business!

0:24:410:24:42

..and five days to bring Dippy

the dinosaur to Dorset.

0:24:420:24:50

OK, Dippy's 292 bones may be

made out of plaster,

0:24:530:24:57

but this iconic replica of a real

diplodocus is still palaeontology

0:24:570:24:59

perfection right up to his head.

0:24:590:25:07

Hurray!

0:25:070:25:08

A nice moment.

0:25:080:25:09

It was touch and go

as to whether it would fit in,

0:25:090:25:12

but it's absolutely perfect,

so I'm happy.

0:25:120:25:14

Dippy has been called

the People's Dinosaur,

0:25:140:25:16

105 feet of prehistoric inspiration.

0:25:160:25:21

Wow!

0:25:210:25:22

Wow!

0:25:220:25:24

No wonder these slightly younger

visitors were wowed today.

0:25:240:25:28

What's the best bit about him?

0:25:280:25:30

His tail, because it can

whack people around.

0:25:300:25:34

What's so great about Dippy?

0:25:340:25:37

That he's ginormous.

0:25:370:25:38

He's massive, isn't he?

0:25:380:25:40

Dippy was in the Natural

History Museum since 1905,

0:25:400:25:42

but the museum decided it was time

for change and to reconstruct

0:25:420:25:45

him outside London.

0:25:450:25:50

Now that he is assembled

he is embarking on a huge

0:25:500:25:53

nationwide tour of England,

Scotland and Wales.

0:25:530:25:57

They reckon that over the course

of the next three years

0:25:570:25:59

about five million people

will engage with this project.

0:25:590:26:04

And where better for Dippy's first

stop than Dorset's Jurassic Coast?

0:26:040:26:09

If Dippy was going to choose to go

somewhere he'd probably

0:26:090:26:12

want to choose to come

the Jurassic Coast to find out

0:26:120:26:14

all about the fossils

and all the other creatures living

0:26:140:26:17

in what is now the British Isles at

around the time that he was roaming

0:26:170:26:20

what is now Wyoming in America.

0:26:200:26:24

Wherever Dippy goes,

it will be free to see him.

0:26:240:26:26

A chance for older visitors

to relive childhood memories,

0:26:260:26:29

and for younger ones to create some.

0:26:290:26:31

Duncan Kennedy, BBC

News, in Dorchester.

0:26:310:26:39

Time for a look at the weather.

0:26:400:26:42

Here's Louise Lear.

0:26:420:26:42

Here's Louise Lear.

0:26:420:26:47

To weather watcher pictures that

illustrate the story for today, a

0:26:470:26:53

rather soggy scene in Norfolk. Large

puddles due to the intense rainfall

0:26:530:26:57

and further north and west, we have

the best of the Sunshine but it has

0:26:570:27:02

been cold and any snow showers have

tended to settle. As we go through

0:27:020:27:06

the night, we see this bump in the

ice bars, a quiet start to the

0:27:060:27:12

night, cold and frosty before cloud

and rain gathers in from the West.

0:27:120:27:17

Here are the first signs of this,

some snow at low levels in Scotland

0:27:170:27:23

and Northern Ireland and north-west

England, clear skies in these, the

0:27:230:27:27

blue tones denote temperatures

falling below freezing. For some, a

0:27:270:27:30

cold and frosty start but for

others, snow will be an issue.

0:27:300:27:36

Between five and ten centimetres

falling in parts of Scotland and icy

0:27:360:27:40

stretches here. I've around and

isolated snow showers in the

0:27:400:27:45

north-west of England but it is rain

through north-west England and that

0:27:450:27:48

rain will pep up as we go through

the morning and also stay with you

0:27:480:27:53

for the afternoon. Cloud and rain

gathers and moves steadily east

0:27:530:27:57

taking its time to arrive in London

and perhaps we will see brighter

0:27:570:28:00

skies in the far north of Scotland

by the end of the afternoon. It is

0:28:000:28:04

pretty dismal elsewhere. As we move

out of Saturday, it is worth

0:28:040:28:09

pointing out that the isobars are

pulling together. Gales in

0:28:090:28:16

north-west England, a scattering of

wintry showers look set to be the

0:28:160:28:19

story for much of Sunday. A cold day

on Sunday, in the central and

0:28:190:28:25

eastern areas, they will see the

best of the sunshine, and there will

0:28:250:28:30

be snow showers settling at low

levels and it will feel pretty cold

0:28:300:28:32

indeed. That is it, whatever you do,

enjoy your weekend.

0:28:320:28:36

indeed. That is it, whatever you do,

enjoy your weekend.

0:28:360:28:38

A reminder of our main story.

0:28:380:28:42

Relatives of some of the victims of

the two British Islamic State group

0:28:420:28:47

jihadist is captured in Syria call

for them to be brought to trial.

0:28:470:28:50

That's all from the BBC News at Six,

so it's goodbye from me -

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