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The former football

coach, Barry Bennell,

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has been found guilty of multiple

sexual offences against young boys.

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He'd targeted youth footballers

in the 1980s, claiming

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he could fulfil their dreams

of a career in the sport.

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But in court, he was described

as

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a "child molester

on an industrial scale,"

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and has

been found guilty of 36 charges.

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The jury has asked for more time

to consider further counts.

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We'll be live at

Liverpool Crown Court.

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Also on the programme:

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Using artificial intelligence

to beat jihadists on the web,

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but will tech companies use

the Government's new online tool?

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It's the biggest cancer killer,

so why is research funding

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into lung cancer in non-smokers

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lagging behind other

forms of the disease?

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I felt like I was being punished

for a crime I didn't commit.

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I've never smoked.

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In fact, I used to be

the butt of jokes at school

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because I wouldn't.

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Heartbreak again for Team

GB's Elise Christie,

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who crashes out at the Winter

Olympics.

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And pleased to meet you -

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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go on their first joint public

engagement to Scotland.

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And in Sportsday on BBC News,

Ben Stokes will fly out

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to New Zealand to join his

New Zealand team-mates

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tomorrow after pleading not guilty

to a charge of affray at the

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Magistrates' Court in Bristol.

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Good evening and welcome

to the BBC News at Six.

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The former football coach,

Barry Bennell, has been found guilty

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of multiple sex offences

against young boys in the 1980s.

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Bennell, who's 64, had denied 48

charges, including indecent assault

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and serious sexual assaults,

but the jury convicted him on 36

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counts and has asked for more time

to consider seven others.

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During the trial, prosecutors

described him as a "predatory

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paedophile", who molested young boys

on an "industrial scale".

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Well, Danny Savage is at

Liverpool Crown Court

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for us this evening.

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Danny.

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This was a trial which lasted for

five weeks. The jury went out last

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Thursday and returned this afternoon

with some, but not all of their

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verdicts. As those guilty verdicts

were read out, Barry Bennell, the

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charismatic football coach who had

used his position to molest young

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boys, shook his head and muttered,

while his victims sat in court

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watching on.

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Barry Bennell, a football

coach who abused many

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young boys in his charge.

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Today, he was convicted of sexually

assaulting boys aged

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between eight and 15.

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He was the gatekeeper

to a dream world in football

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but his victims had to silently

suffer horrific abuse.

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His trial heard he was a child

molester on an industrial scale.

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This afternoon, he was found guilty

of assaulting ten of the 11 boys

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this trial centred on.

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The jury haven't yet reached

a decision on a number of other

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charges and will continue

their deliberations tomorrow.

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He abused the boys at his homes,

one of which was in this

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Derbyshire village.

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He had arcade games and exotic pets

and always had a reason

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for them to stay over.

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His victims were associated

with Crewe and Manchester City,

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where he was involved

in the junior setups.

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He was said to have been

treated like God at

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Manchester City's Maine Road ground.

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In court, it was said Bennell

had groomed the parents

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of the complainants

so he could carry on the abuse.

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He offered no evidence

in his defence, but his barrister

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accused some of the men,

who were boys at the time,

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of inventing stories about him

and jumping on the bandwagon.

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Today, the 64-year-old,

who has appeared throughout the case

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via video link, shook his head

as the guilty verdicts

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were returned.

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Some of his victims were in tears,

hearing finally that the man who'd

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abused them when they were little

boys has been convicted.

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As you can see from those pictures,

Barry Bennell is a shadow of his

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former self and what he was like to

those boys from 1979 through the

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80s. There are still seven charges

against him outstanding, so the jury

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will return tomorrow to continue

their deliberations and the judge

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has told them that he will now

accept a majority verdict from them

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with those judges going forward. So

the case isn't finished yet. The

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jury will return tomorrow.

Danny

Savage at Liverpool Crown Court,

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many thanks.

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The Government has unveiled

an online tool, powered

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by artificial intelligence,

that it says can accurately detect

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jihadist content and stop

it from being viewed.

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The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd,

says she wouldn't rule

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out bringing in a law that

would force technology

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companies to use it.

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But with extremist propaganda

from so-called Islamic State

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appearing on more than 400 platforms

last year, there are concerns that

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such groups will simply

adapt their methods

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to reach new audiences.

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Our Media Editor Amol

Rajan has the story.

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Militaristic, cinematic and often

shot

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with high-level production

values, these propaganda videos

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for the so-called Islamic State

espouse terror and hatred.

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They're also easy to find

on the internet right now.

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What we have here are two videos,

one of which is extremist content,

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the other which is perfectly

legitimate news coverage.

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Now an artificial intelligence firm

in London has used Home Office money

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to target such extremist content.

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The creators claim the technology,

which is obviously secret,

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can spot 94% of IS content online

with an accuracy of 99.995%.

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The technology distinguishes

between news and extremism and

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flags up examples such as the one

on the right, with a high

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probability of being extremist

content, to be vetted by a human.

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What we are looking to do is to try

and remove this content

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from the public web.

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If it requires somebody to have ten

passwords and an incredibly

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complicated Tor browser before

they can get access to content,

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we see that as a win.

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It means that it can't just be

shared between friends on, like,

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their mobile phones.

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While attention is focused

on big firms like Twitter,

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Google and Facebook,

crucially, this technology

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will benefit smaller platforms,

who will have free use of it.

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Islamic State supporters used over

400 unique platforms last year,

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145 of them for the first time.

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Like other forms of modern media,

terrorist propaganda

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has now shifted online.

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What's so striking about this

new tool is both that it's funded

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by Government rather

than technology firms,

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and that it's powered

by artificial intelligence.

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In other words, it's an admission

that machines rather than manpower

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will be most effective at finding

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and removing extremist

material online.

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One former jihadist

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who now works in

counter-radicalisation

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argues that terrorists will always

adapt their methods

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to find

new audiences, and the platforms

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need to be willing to take action.

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The big players in this area

are taking a lot of action,

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but we've found that it's

the smaller companies who aren't

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necessarily prepared to play

ball with Government,

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sometimes because they're

suspicious of government,

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sometimes because they simply don't

regard it as being part

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of their business model.

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It's not yet clear how widely

the technology will be taken up,

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but the Government says

its instinct is to collaborate

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with industry.

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We're not going to rule out

taking legislative action

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if we need to do it,

but I remain convinced that the best

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way to take real action

to have the best outcomes

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is to have an industry-led form

like the one we've got.

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Your algorithms are doing that

grooming and that radicalisation.

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It's a war of attrition,

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but the chair of the Home Affairs

Select Committee says the onus

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is still on the biggest

digital companies.

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I think it's imperative on the tech

giants, on all of these companies

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to do more to operate swiftly

to remove illegal material.

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If they don't, there has to be

some form of penalty

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on them for not doing this,

because in the end, this

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is about illegal material.

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It's important to be

realistic about the costs

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and consequences of the open web.

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While technology and Government

pressure can reduce harm,

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the fight against digital extremism

is a war without end.

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Amol Rajan, BBC News.

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A woman has been found dead

in a flat in Manchester

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following reports of a man jumping

from a second storey window.

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He's thought to have leapt

from a building in the Ancoats area

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before "a number of people"

were assaulted shortly

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after 7.30 this morning.

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Police say a 37-year-old

man has been arrested

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on suspicion of murder.

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A judge has upheld the UK arrest

warrant for the founder

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of the Wikileaks website,

Julian Assange.

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It was issued when he breached bail

conditions in 2012 and sought

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refuge at the Ecuadorean Embassy,

where he's been ever since.

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He was facing sexual assault

allegations in Sweden,

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which have since been dropped.

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Mr Assange says he now fears

extradition to the US.

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Two teenagers have been arrested

in connection with the death

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of a six-week-old baby

boy in Southampton.

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Police were called to a house

in the Woolston area last weekend

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after the baby fell ill.

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He later died in hospital.

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A 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old

woman are being questioned

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on suspicion of murder.

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It's been a dramatic day

for Team GB

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at the Winter Olympics

in South Korea.

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Hopes of a first medal

in the Games disappeared

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when Elise Christie crashed out

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on the last lap of the women's

500 metres

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short track

speed skating final.

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Andy Swiss was watching

and sent us this report.

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Elise Christie!

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Racing for redemption,

Elise Christie hoping to

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turn heartbreak into Olympic glory.

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Away they go, the final is on.

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They get away first time.

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Four years ago in Sochi,

Christie endured a personal

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nightmare, crashes,

disqualifications.

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She nearly

quit the sport.

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Surely it couldn't happen again?

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She has work to do to get

back into contention.

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But stuck in fourth place,

she spied a gap, went

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for it and what followed

was horribly familiar.

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Christie tries to make

it on the inside.

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She crashes out,

Christie is out of it

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once again!

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It's a photo finish on the line!

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Once again, Christie's hopes

were sent sliding into the

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barriers.

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It was Sochi all over again,

and as Italy's Arianna Fontana

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took gold, Christie

was left in utter despair.

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Well, can you believe it,

another Olympics, another tumble

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for Elise Christie.

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She still has two more

events to come, but her

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Games have started

in disappointment.

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Replays suggested Christie's

hand had been hit by

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a rival's skate and afterwards,

she was inconsolable.

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As the tears flowed,

she tried to make sense of

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her seemingly endless misfortune.

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I know it's short track

and I'm supposed to be

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but it still hurts, you know.

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Obviously, it's still almost a week

until my best distance, so I'll

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stay positive...

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I don't know, I just can't see

living with this feeling, you

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know.

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But it's out of my control,

I got knocked over and that's

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that.

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Christie, oh, they've gone down!

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Those memories of Sochi four years

ago, though, may now

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prove hard to erase.

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She crashed at the same final there.

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But her team are urging

her to stay positive.

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I think we could all see she tried

everything out there to try and get

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gold.

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She wasn't going for anything else.

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You know, that's the

nature of the sport.

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Crashes do happen, unfortunately.

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The question now, though,

is whether Britain's biggest

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medal hope can pick herself up again

on a desperate day of deja vu.

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Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.

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The England cricketer

Ben Stokes is to go on trial,

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charged in connection with a fight

outside a nightclub

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in Bristol last September.

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The 26-year-old pleaded

not guilty to affray

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at Bristol Magistrates Court this

morning, and was granted bail before

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the next hearing in March.

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He'll now fly out to join England's

current tour of New Zealand.

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From Bristol, Jon Kay's report

contains some flash photography.

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Morning.

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Five months after the alleged

incident, Ben Stokes returned

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to Bristol for his first appearance

before the city's magistrates.

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Inside a packed Court number one,

the Durham and England all-rounder

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told a district judge

that he would be pleading not guilty

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to a charge of affray.

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Standing next to him,

two local men, Ryan Hale

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and Ryan Ali, both

in their twenties.

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They also told the court they would

be entering not guilty pleas.

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The men were told the case would now

go to trial at Bristol Crown Court,

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with an initial date

set for 12th March.

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A short time after this hearing,

there was a statement from

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the England and Wales Cricket Board,

who said they had been told that

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Ben Stokes wouldn't have to appear

in court in person next month

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and that tomorrow,

he was flying to New Zealand.

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The 26-year-old, who missed out

on the Ashes Series in Australia,

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will arrive in New Zealand

on Friday, initially just

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for training with his

England team-mates.

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The ECB said he is not currently

being considered for the ongoing

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Twenty20 Tri-series,

and it will be up to head coach

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Trevor Bayliss whether he's included

in any later matches.

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Ben Stokes has also been given

permission to take part

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in the Indian Premier League,

which starts in April.

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He and the other two men

who have been charged

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were all granted unconditional bail

by the court today.

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Jon Kay, BBC News, Bristol.

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Our top story this evening:

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The former football coach

Barry Bennell has been found guilty

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of multiple sexual offences

against young boys.

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And still to come, repairs begin

on the UK's longest and steepest

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series of canal locks.

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Coming up on Sportsday on BBC News,

the Champions League is back,

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with Tottenham in Turin

for a massive clash

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against two-time winners Juventus.

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Manchester City are in

Switzerland to face FC Basel.

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Two months ago, our Legal

Correspondent Clive Coleman

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lost his sister Sarah

to lung cancer.

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She was one of many healthy

non-smokers to contract the disease.

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It is in fact the UK's

biggest cancer killer,

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but receives relatively little

funding for research.

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Around 35,000 people

die from lung cancer

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in the UK every year,

and around 44,000 new

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cases are diagnosed.

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But just £708 is spent per lung

cancer death in the UK,

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a fifth of that spent on breast

cancer and a tenth of the amount

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on leukaemia research.

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Well, Clive has been finding out

more about the non-smokers

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who contract the disease,

and why it remains the poor relation

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to other forms of cancer.

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When you're first diagnosed

with cancer, it's really scary

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and I was very scared.

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I was diagnosed with non-small cell

lung cancer in August 2015.

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This is my younger sister, Sarah.

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She died of blood cancer

in December, two years

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after being diagnosed.

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In the months before her death,

she made this film

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about her condition.

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Before she got the illness,

I knew relatively little about it.

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I suppose I shared the common view

that it was a smoker's disease.

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I had no idea how many

healthy non-smokers got it,

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or that in the UK, it kills more

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than breast, prostate and pancreatic

cancer put together.

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Keep to the side, that's it.

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Like my sister, Joanne Marshall has

never smoked,

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but has stage 4 lung

cancer because of a non-inherited

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fault in her genes.

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She's been treated with

targeted drug therapies.

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They provide a very

effective stay of execution.

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So for me, for example,

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I've been on a targeted

therapy for about a year,

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which meant that I could live,

essentially, a normal life.

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I was very active.

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I could breathe properly.

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But they don't last for ever,

that's the problem.

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Cancer tends to be one step ahead.

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The children help

just by being here.

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I mean, they're really doing

everything they can.

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My husband...

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His life has completely changed

and it's not what I wanted for him.

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But, you know...

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If we get through this,

we'll be so strong.

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Scientists don't know why seemingly

more and more healthy non-smokers

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are getting lung cancer.

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But visiting Joanna and her family,

I had learned that the disease kills

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98 people each day in the UK.

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14% of those who get

it have never smoked,

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and yet in terms of research

funding, it receives a small

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fraction of the money spent

on breast or testicular

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cancer or leukaemia.

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It's a massive problem,

because these people

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who are diagnosed with lung cancer

who've never smoked are really quite

0:17:500:17:57

angry that it's assumed

that they have smoked

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and they have self-inflicted this

cancer upon them, when clearly,

0:17:590:18:02

they haven't.

0:18:020:18:06

Because of the way that the disease

behaves and these people are not

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expected to be diagnosed

with cancer, they're not high risk,

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they're usually diagnosed at a later

stage, and therefore

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treatment can often not be curative,

0:18:160:18:18

which is a complete

and utter disaster for them.

0:18:180:18:23

Lung cancer remains the ugly,

poor relation of the cancer family.

0:18:230:18:29

It doesn't discriminate

between smokers and non-smokers,

0:18:290:18:33

and there will be many more cases

like my sister's

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before a long-term

treatment's found.

0:18:350:18:38

Clive Coleman, BBC News.

0:18:380:18:43

South Africa's ruling

African National Congress

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has confirmed it's formally asked

President Jacob Zuma to resign.

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Senior ANC leaders say he did agree

to step down, but only

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in three to six months' time.

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That time frame was rejected.

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There could now be a vote

in the South African Parliament

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to remove the president,

whose time in office has

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been marred by numerous

allegations of corruption.

0:19:010:19:03

Our Africa Editor Fergal Keane

is in Johannesburg.

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How do you think the President will

respond?

We're going to know

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tomorrow morning. It's been

disclosed that he will make the top

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six leaders of the African National

Congress including the man who will

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be his political nemesis, Cyril

Ramaphosa, the organisation 's

0:19:250:19:28

president and he will give his

response. Until now he has said he

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will not with thine. If the ANC

wants to force him from office then

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they will have to do that -- he will

not resign.

What are his options?

0:19:360:19:43

Look, he can fight if he wishes but

this is only going one way. This

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story will end with the removal of

Jacob Zuma from the presidency. The

0:19:480:19:53

question is whether, by clinging on,

he spits the ANC, Africa's oldest

0:19:530:19:58

liberation movement? He has quite a

substantial degree of support in the

0:19:580:20:02

party. The question is whether over

the last month since Ramaphosa has

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taken over enough people have seen

which way the wind is blowing and

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will line up behind Ramaphosa and if

it gets to an issue of no confidence

0:20:100:20:17

in parliament will decide that they

can vote with the opposition and

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remove Jacob Zuma from office.

OK,

Fogel, thank you.

0:20:210:20:25

Inflation remained unchanged

at 3% last month.

0:20:250:20:31

The cost of food and some imported

materials fell, but the price

0:20:310:20:34

of clothing and some

leisure activities rose.

0:20:340:20:36

Last week, the Bank of England

warned that interest rates may go

0:20:360:20:39

up quicker than expected to help

curb inflation.

0:20:390:20:43

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have

made their first official

0:20:430:20:47

joint visit to Scotland,

as part of a round of official

0:20:470:20:50

engagements in the run-up

to their wedding in May.

0:20:500:20:52

It's the fourth appearance

the couple have made

0:20:520:20:55

since their engagement

was announced in November.

0:20:550:20:57

From Edinburgh, our

Royal Correspondent

0:20:570:20:58

Nicholas Witchell reports.

0:20:580:21:03

The report contains some flash

photography.

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Edinburgh Castle and a welcome

to Scotland on a day

0:21:070:21:10

when the temperature

was barely above zero.

0:21:100:21:12

A day, then, for a good

warm overcoat and there

0:21:120:21:16

was Meghan Markle, wrapped up

in the very thing.

0:21:160:21:19

The coat, patterned

in tartan green and blue.

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Offering a welcome, the band

of Her Majesty's Royal Marines

0:21:230:21:26

Scotland and the regimental mascot

of the Royal Regiment of Scotland,

0:21:260:21:28

a Shetland pony with sharp teeth.

0:21:280:21:31

Watch Harry's left hand.

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Oh, nearly got him!

0:21:330:21:36

Harry moved on, ring finger

intact and Meghan amused.

0:21:360:21:41

Bang went the one o'clock gun,

out came the thoughtfully-provided

0:21:410:21:45

ear plugs and as Harry and Meghan

gazed over the city, those who'd

0:21:450:21:49

come to see them were positive.

0:21:490:21:51

I got to meet Meghan today

and she is absolutely beautiful.

0:21:510:21:54

I'm so excited for them to be

here in Edinburgh today.

0:21:540:21:58

They're the future of the Royal

family, Meghan and Harry

0:21:580:22:01

and William and Kate,

they're the future.

0:22:010:22:04

This has been another important

introduction on the Meghan Markle

0:22:040:22:07

familiarisation tour

of the United Kingdom.

0:22:070:22:11

The underlying message is how

much Scotland matters.

0:22:110:22:17

The union, of course,

is a sensitive issue,

0:22:170:22:22

one the royals know they must

navigate with care but that

0:22:220:22:26

navigation will increasingly be

the task of the younger royals

0:22:260:22:29

like Harry and his wife to be.

0:22:290:22:31

Scotland will need to be

a regular destination.

0:22:310:22:32

Nicholas Witchell,

BBC News, Edinburgh.

0:22:320:22:37

The UK's longest and steepest

series of canal locks

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is in desperate need of repair.

0:22:390:22:44

Foxton locks, in the heart

of Leicestershire,

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is on the Grand Union Canal,

but five of the ten lock gates

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need to be changed after

years of wear and tear.

0:22:490:22:51

Now the Canal and River Trust,

a charity which helps safeguard more

0:22:510:22:55

than 2,000 miles of waterways

in England and Wales,

0:22:550:22:57

is spending hundreds of thousands

of pounds on restoration.

0:22:570:22:59

Sima Kotecha has the story.

0:22:590:23:03

Ten canal locks, all lined

up along a steep hill,

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built in the early 19th century

to help control the level of water

0:23:110:23:14

so that boats could travel freely.

0:23:140:23:16

Now, for the first time in more

than a quarter of a century,

0:23:160:23:19

five pairs of large iron gates

are being replaced

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and it's no easy task.

0:23:210:23:25

We need a large crane to get them

into position in the first place

0:23:250:23:28

and then we have to get down

into the lock, everything has to be

0:23:280:23:32

drained for us to be

able to get in there.

0:23:320:23:34

The gate itself sits

in a pot and there's a pin

0:23:340:23:37

on the bottom of the gate.

0:23:370:23:39

That's what it pivots on.

0:23:390:23:42

For fitting a pair of gates,

it will probably take

0:23:420:23:44

us about four days.

0:23:440:23:45

So this is an old lock gate.

0:23:450:23:47

You can see where it is rotten.

0:23:470:23:49

They last around 25-30 years

and each one is unique.

0:23:490:23:54

The one that replaces the old one

needs to be identical in order

0:23:540:23:57

for it to fit in properly.

0:23:570:24:02

And all this meticulous repair work

has a price tag of £200,000.

0:24:020:24:06

Does this really have to happen,

do you really have to spend

0:24:060:24:09

that much money on this?

0:24:090:24:10

Well, yes.

0:24:100:24:15

We try to get the cost down as much

as we can to facilitate the work

0:24:150:24:19

but we have to make sure that we're

preserving the heritage.

0:24:190:24:21

There are certain

things we have to do.

0:24:210:24:23

So we're replacing oak doors

with new oak lock gates.

0:24:230:24:28

It's grade two listed,

it was actually built

0:24:280:24:29

in the 19th century,

is that right?

0:24:290:24:31

So it makes your job

even more challenging.

0:24:310:24:33

Yes, we have to get certain

permissions before we can

0:24:330:24:35

undertake any works.

0:24:350:24:37

So we have to write in detail

about the works we need to undertake

0:24:370:24:40

and then it needs to be signed off

and checked by a conservation

0:24:400:24:43

officer to make sure we're trying

to preserve our industrial heritage

0:24:430:24:46

here as much as possible.

0:24:460:24:49

Hundreds of thousands of people

visit the Foxton locks every year.

0:24:490:24:52

Its picturesque backdrop

is part of its appeal.

0:24:520:24:56

The repairs are scheduled

to be completed in March

0:24:560:25:00

and it's hoped the new gates

will help to rejuvenate the site

0:25:000:25:03

and its surrounding beauty.

0:25:030:25:04

Sima Kotecha, BBC

News, Leicestershire.

0:25:040:25:11

I can't imagine the weather is going

to be any good for a trip on the

0:25:110:25:16

canals but Chris has the details.

0:25:160:25:17

to be any good for a trip on the

canals but Chris has the details.

0:25:170:25:19

A little bit cold, today has been

cold and off as well. Snow in

0:25:190:25:24

Scotland and higher parts of

northern England. A bit lower down

0:25:240:25:27

for some of you. After the snow,

some glorious weather watcher

0:25:270:25:34

pictures, this is from the Stirling

area. The weather fronts that

0:25:340:25:40

brought the rain and snow is hanging

on over eastern areas of England but

0:25:400:25:45

to the West, skies clearing and with

light winds, a recipe for things

0:25:450:25:49

turning cold overnight. A widespread

frost and a risk of icy stretches

0:25:490:25:55

developing an untreated roads and

surfaces. That takes us to a cold

0:25:550:26:00

start on Wednesday. Another area of

low pressure moving from the

0:26:000:26:05

Atlantic, tightly packed isobars

ahead of the front, so a windy start

0:26:050:26:09

and then the rain moves in and it

will turn into snow again as it

0:26:090:26:12

bumps into the cold air. Most snow

will be high up over the hills of

0:26:120:26:16

Scotland, the Highlands, the

Southern uplands and we are likely

0:26:160:26:21

to see blizzard conditions and a

risk of some transport disruption.

0:26:210:26:25

Further south, there could be some

over Snowdonia and the Brecon

0:26:250:26:31

Beacons but it will turn milder and

the snow will turn into brain.

0:26:310:26:37

Turning down later in the

0:26:370:26:44

Turning down later in the day --

will turn into rain. High

0:26:440:26:45

temperatures of 11 implements but

quite cold over the north of the UK.

0:26:450:26:52

Thursday, high pressure over England

and Wales building which means for

0:26:520:26:55

many areas a dry day with plenty of

sunshine. Further north, blustery

0:26:550:27:01

wind bringing showers but there will

be some sunny spells between them.

0:27:010:27:05

Temperatures around 5 degrees in

Scotland, still cold but further

0:27:050:27:09

south, highs of ten or 11 degrees.

Some contrast. On Friday and the

0:27:090:27:16

weekend, things turning milder and

for most of us it should be drier as

0:27:160:27:20

well. The mild theme lasts into next

week but there are hints that

0:27:200:27:23

towards the end of February we may

see the weather turning much colder

0:27:230:27:27

and that's something we'll be

keeping a very close eye on.

0:27:270:27:34

Many thanks.

0:27:340:27:36

A reminder of our main story.

0:27:360:27:39

Former football coach Barry Bennell

has been found guilty of multiple

0:27:390:27:42

sexual offences against young boys.

0:27:420:27:44

That's it.

0:27:440:27:47

So it's goodbye

from me and the team.

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Now on BBC One, let's join our news

teams where you are.

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