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Two victims of the black

cab rapist John Worboys

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win a landmark legal battle

against the Metropolitan police.

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The women, who were attacked

by Worboys in 2003 and 2007,

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reported his crimes

but were not believed.

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They had all the information there.

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They should have caught him.

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They could have stopped him the very

next day, but they didn't,

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they chose to not believe me.

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We'll be examining

the implications of the ruling

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for future police investigations.

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Also tonight.

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New figures show the strongest

six months of growth

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in economic productivity

since the recession of 2008.

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The government's plans

to tackle air pollution

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are ruled unlawful -

for a third time.

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In a student at last week's school

shooting have been joined by

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thousands of others in the state

capital demanding changes to gun

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laws in America. -- and I'm in

Florida after last week's school

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shooting.

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There are problems that face us

tonight that will never be solved

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unless we bring them

to the Lord Jesus Christ and...

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And the US evangelist Billy Graham,

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who's thought to have preached

to hundreds of millions of people,

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dies at the age of 99.

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And coming up on Sportsday on BBC

News, Eve Muirhead produces a moment

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of brilliance as GB's women's

curlers reached the semifinals of

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the Winter Olympics.

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Good evening.

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Two victims of the 'black cab

rapist' John Worboys have won

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a landmark legal case

against the Metropolitan police -

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after officers failed to take action

when they reported him.

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The women were sexually assaulted

by Worboys in 2003 and 2007

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and said their treatment by police,

who didn't believe them,

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caused them mental harm.

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The ruling by the Supreme Court

means police could now face

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legal action if they fail

to properly investigate cases.

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Our Legal Correspondent Clive

Coleman has been speaking

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to one of the women.

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If they'd have done their job

in 2003 there would be one victim.

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Which, I can deal with one victim,

what I can't deal with is 105

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victims because I wasn't believed.

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This woman, known for legal reasons

as DSD, was the first to report

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being attacked by John Worboys

back in 2003.

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Why do you think the police

simply didn't believe you?

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I would like to throw that one back

at the police, because all

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of the evidence was there.

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There was a witness as there.

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Everything was there.

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Why did you believe me?

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Why have you put me

through this for 15 years?

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You get to the point

where you think, you are going mad.

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From that first report it took

a further six years for police

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to bring John Worboys to justice.

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During that time he continued

to cruise the streets,

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looking for women to dupe,

drug, sexually assault.

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The police can't be sued

for negligence, so DSD and another

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of John Worboys' victims claimed

police failures to investigate

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breached article three

of the Human Rights Act,

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and amounted to inhuman

and degrading treatment.

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The Metropolitan Police,

with the backing of two home

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secretaries, fought them

to the Supreme Court.

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But today judges ruled

in the women's favour.

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We have heard that failures

in the investigation of the crimes

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provided they are sufficiently

serious will give rise to liability

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on the part of the police.

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Today's landmark ruling has huge

implications for both the victims

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of violent crime and the police

to investigate it.

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If they seriously failed

in an investigation they can face

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human rights actions by the victim

and have to pay out compensation.

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This is the highest court

in the land telling the police that

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in the most serious of cases

they have to do them

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a great job properly.

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-- in the most serious of cases

they have to do their

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job properly.

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The police unreservedly apologised

to the victims they failed,

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but suggested that today's ruling

could mean resources being taken

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from less serious cases.

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The court referred to it as those

cases involving serious violence.

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And it's clear that John Worboys

Case fits in that criteria.

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We now need to look at all of those

cases, look at how we balance

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the challenge of resourcing those

against the many other

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demands we face.

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Domestic violence is a crime!

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Domestic violence is a crime!

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Today's judgment can't make up

for the police errors

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in investigating John Worboys,

but it will put real pressure

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on them to ensure that such

mistakes don't happen again.

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Clive Coleman, BBC News.

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The government has published

its latest proposals

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for how Britain's relationship

with the EU will work in the period

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immediately after Brexit.

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The document says ministers want

a transition period of around

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two years -

and that the UK will abide

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by EU laws for that time.

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It comes after more than 60

Brexit-supporting Tory MPs have

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written to Theresa May to insist

the UK make a clean

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break with the EU.

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Our Political Editor

Laura Kuenssberg reports.

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In

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under pressure it is a big week for

the Prime Minister to show she's

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making progress with her plans.

Prime Minister. We want to ensure

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this is a country that can negotiate

free-trade deals around the world.

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We want to ensure that we have a

good trade agreement with the

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European Union and that is what we

will start to negotiate. We want to

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make sure we have a good security

partnership with the EU.

It isn't

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clear from today's exchanges this

government is not on the road to

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Brexit, it on the road to nowhere.

For all the arguing, what matters to

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the government right now is this,

the guidelines with the

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implementation phase, or transition.

That is the period of time after

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we've left the European Union when

broadly not very much will change

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for quite some time. The UK thinks

it'll take about two years

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for quite some time. The UK thinks

it'll take about two years to make

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all the changes, but Brexiteers are

nervous about this phrase, that the

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time frame could be shaped simply by

how long it'll take to prepare and

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implement the new processes and

systems. Basically, it would be the

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EU status quo, the rights and

obligations of the UK will continue.

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But a joint committee should be set

up so the UK still has a say over

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changes to any rules, and on some

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up so the UK still has a say over

changes to any rules, and on some

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specific areas like fishing. There

is no mention in today's text about

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immigration. The core argument in a

referendum. Number ten says the

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Prime Minister will still insist

that the system changes as soon as

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we leave the European Union. But a

government source told me to expect

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the UK to back down on that in the

face of resistance from Brussels.

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How bullish our ministers?

Our

starting point has been, as the

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Prime Minister has set out, that we

would allow people to work and live

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in the UK during the pigmentation

phase, same as before, but we will

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need to have a conversation about

how they will continue on after

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that. -- implementation phase.

They

are not 1 million miles apart in the

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talks about this. But however

friendly greeting was with the Dutch

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Prime Minister today, entity to be

tied up is a lot of discussions need

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to be had.

The discussion at this

moment is about two years. The

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discussion then will be, if things

move smoothly, then after the two

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years would allow for a short

extension. That debate continues.

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The Brexit secretary at his Cabinet

colleagues still have convincing to

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do in the European capitals, like in

Athens today, at home with their

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party, and, of course, most

importantly with you. BBC News,

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Westminster.

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The UK has seen the

strongest six months

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of productivity growth

since the recession of 2008,

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according to the latest figures

from the Office for National

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Statistics.

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There was also a better

than expected rise in wages

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in the first three months

of the year.

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But unemployment edged up

for the first time in two years.

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Here's our Economics

Editor Kamal Ahmed.

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Bring on the robots. More efficient

and helping this firm in Hastings

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make electrical equipment more

quickly. And the quicker you make

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things the more you make every hour,

and the more wealth you create, that

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is productivity. Since the financial

crisis our productivity performance

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has been pretty poor, but over the

last six months there has been a

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jump into positive territory. The

strongest since before 2008. Global

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growth is helping firms.

We are

seeing a huge opportunity for us in

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the Chinese market which we have

been working on for the past two

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years. That is starting to come to

fruition now. That is why we have

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found that it is time to reward the

staff, reward them in terms of

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bringing in machinery like the robot

behind me, that will help them and

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us increase productivity.

And wages

tend to follow, up over the last

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three months to 2.5% from 2.3%.

Still below the

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Still below the rise in prices, but

that living standards squeeze is

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easy.

We have just had a pay rise.

We haven't had it long enough yet to

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decide whether it makes a

difference. I'm sure it will. But it

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is still early stages.

Despite

having a pay rise, if you look at

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how things are increasing, when you

have a look at your utilities,

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things like that, the difference is

noticeable.

Quite a noticeable

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difference for the government, as

well, public finances are £7 billion

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better off than they were last year.

That growth means higher tax

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revenues and less borrowing. A lot

of important figures about the

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economy today. Three better, one a

worry. Productivity is up,

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government borrowing is better than

expected, and incomes are up. That

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one worry, unemployment, which has

risen for the first time in two

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years.

It's very hard to predict

whether a deployment is going to

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carry on rising. You cannot read too

much into one month's figures. The

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rate is still quite high but all

depend on the outlook of the economy

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over the next few months.

And it is

that is that Outlook that really

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matters for our incomes and jobs.

Brexit uncertainty is still waiting

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on the economy, government debt are

still high, but today it was the

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better economic figures that won

out. BBC News.

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The government has ordered a review

into the way medical

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problems caused by NHS

treatments are handled.

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It follows three high-profile

campaigns over the hormone

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pregnancy test Primodos,

the epilepsy drug Sodium

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Valproate, and the use

of vaginal mesh implants.

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Our Health Editor Hugh Pym is here.

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- how significant is this

move by the government?

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Patient groups have spent many years

campaigning for justice as they see

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it following side effects in the

case of Primodos and Sodium

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Valproate. And in the case of

vaginal meshes, women suffering

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severe pain. Jeremy Hunt has opened

a review which could lead to further

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investigations. He's also said the

NHS and medical regulators need to

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do much more to take on patients'

concerns in the future. He says it

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has not been good enough up until

now. In each case, as far as they

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are concerned, there does need to be

a full enquiry.

Thanks very much.

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The United Nations has

described the situation

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in Eastern Ghouta in Syria as "hell

on earth" after the

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government stepped up

its bombardment of the region.

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It says that nearly 350

civilians have been killed,

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and nearly 900 injured in just over

two weeks, mostly in air strikes

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hitting residential areas.

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This report, by our Middle East

Editor Jeremy Bowen,

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contains some scenes

you may find distressing.

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The Syrians deny targeting

civilians in Eastern Ghouta.

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EXPLOSIONS.

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These, they say,

are precision strikes

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against artillery that has

hit central Damascus.

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SCREAMING.

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But the evidence from inside

the enclave is that civilians

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are getting hurt and dying.

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The suffering of civilians

could have a political effect.

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Putting pressure on the rebel groups

in eastern Ghouta to make a deal.

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The lives of their children

against strategic front line

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territory near central Damascus

that the regime wants to get back.

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This activist says helicopters

are hovering over us

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here in eastern Ghouta.

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God help us, we are

being exterminated.

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I was able to cross

from government-controlled Damascus

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to eastern Ghouta several times

at the beginning of the war.

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Even then it was very badly

damaged by regime bombing.

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Morale among the rebels was high

and dozens of young men were joining

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what they believed was a revolution.

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What do you think

will happen to Assad?

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Killed.

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Must be killed.

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When the war started the regime

was under severe pressure.

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It lost control of a crescent

of suburbs around Damascus.

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Eastern Ghouta is the last of them

that has not surrendered.

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In 2013 eastern Ghouta was hit

by a chemical attack

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that killed hundreds.

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The Americans threatened a military

strike against the regime

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and then decided against it.

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It was a turning point in the war

after that the regime lost its fear

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of Western intervention.

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In September 2015 Russia intervened,

decisively, on Assad's side.

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Now he is more secure

and he is emboldened,

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more so than at any time

since the war started.

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And the Russians are becoming

the dominant foreign

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power in the Middle East.

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In northern Syria the president

has just sent militia

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men to join the fight

against the Turkish incursion.

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He would not have the confidence

to move against Nato power

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without the Russians.

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And it suggests he will not listen

to foreign condemnation

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of the attack on eastern Ghouta.

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Jeremie Bowen BBC News.

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Our top story this evening.

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Two victims of the black cab rapist

John Worboys have won

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a landmark legal battle

against the Metropolitan police.

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And still to come: Jumping for joy -

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Britain's women's curling team

are through to the semi-finals

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at the Winter Olympics

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Coming up on Sportsday on BBC News:

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No defeats for any of the British

clubs in the last 16

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of the Champions League so far,

can Manchester United continue that

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run in Spain tonight?

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The American evangelist Billy Graham

has died at the age of 99.

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Considered one of the 20th Century's

most influential preachers,

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he gave speeches around the world

to huge audiences.

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In his 60-year career,

it's thought he preached in person

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to over 200 million people.

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Buckingham Palace says the Queen

will be sending a private message

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of condolence to the family.

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Our Religion Editor Martin Bashir

looks back on his life and work.

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Problems that face us tonight that

will never be solved, unless we

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bring them to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Charismatic and handsome, Billy

Graham preached a simple message

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that he took around the world.

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Speaking to more than 220 million

people in 185 countries.

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London first felt the force

of his evangelism in 1954.

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We've come here at the invitation

of these churches to help lead a

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crusade to win men to Jesus Christ.

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He would lead 417 crusades, often

in major sporting stadiums, from New

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York to Nigeria.

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He was God, he was also man.

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It was at an Earl's Court rally

in 1966 that Cliff Richard

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publicly declared his Christianity.

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He was even invited to preach

before the Queen and other

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members of the Royal

Family at Sandringham in 1984

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and said afterwards that he did not

change his message,

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but simply pointed to Jesus.

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My own son actually came

to the living faith through the

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preaching of Billy Graham.

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I don't actually think

we have somebody who

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simply says, "The Bible says,

the Bible says, the Bible says,"

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doesn't intrude his own ideas

into the message.

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His son, Franklin Graham,

who is also an evangelist, described

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a recent conversation.

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I said, "Daddy, what

do you want on your

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tombstone?"

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He thought.

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He said, "Just preacher."

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That's it?

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That's it.

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God loves you.

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Unlike so many American

preachers, Billy Graham was

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never caught up in any kind

of scandal and insisted that his

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financial affairs were transparent

and audited by others.

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It was the simplicity

of his message and the

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sincerity of his life

that will be his legacy.

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The American preacher, Billy Graham,

who's died at the age of 99.

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Government plans to tackle air

pollution have been ruled

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unlawful by the High Court,

because they fail to bring down

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nitrogen dioxide levels within legal

limits in enough areas

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of England and Wales.

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Ministers will now have to introduce

new measures in a further 33 towns

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and cities across the UK.

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Here's our Science

Editor David Shukman.

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The air we breathe.

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In dozens of places,

it is dirtier than the law

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allows.

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For years an environmental group has

challenged the government

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to do more.

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And today the High Court ordered

ministers to double the

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number of areas where

pollution must be cut.

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What it means today is in those

towns and cities that were

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covered by this order,

local authorities will have to take

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measures to try and fix that

as soon as possible.

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And the government will have to help

those local authorities

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to do that.

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This app shows that today

in London the air quality

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isn't that bad.

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The problem is that in towns

and cities across the

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country there are days when the air

pollution reaches the legal limits.

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Now the judgment here at

the High Court acknowledges that the

0:19:100:19:13

government is doing

a great deal to clean up.

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But also says ministers need

to do a great deal more.

0:19:150:19:23

At Prime Minister's

Questions Theresa May

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was asked about the court

ruling.

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They have asked us to go further

in areas with less severe

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air-quality problems.

0:19:290:19:30

Where we thought

a pragmatic approach was

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appropriate, we will

now formalise that.

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But actually on two out

of the three counts they found

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in the government's favour.

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Wales will now see

a new effort to improve

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the air.

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The Welsh Government admitted

at the High Court that its

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plans were not adequate.

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Southampton is one of

several major cities where

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the government recently

ordered a faster response.

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So too in Leeds, another

pollution hotspot, were

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today we found people are concerned.

0:19:530:19:56

I feel like it is slowly killing us.

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It is bad air and they should find

a way to cut down and sort it.

0:20:010:20:05

We cannot let it go

because of our young people.

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It is just not fair.

0:20:070:20:10

Local authorities in Leeds and other

cities are working on plans to

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tackle pollution.

0:20:130:20:14

But they feel they're

having to make all the

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effort.

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And they say national government

is not helping enough.

0:20:230:20:25

We need to ensure there

is proper funding.

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And that they're thinking for the

country as a whole and they're not

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just passporting this responsibility

down to already stretched local

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authorities, expecting us to do it

without that support in place.

0:20:330:20:36

The most obvious

solution is to charge

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the dirtiest vehicles for coming

into polluted areas.

0:20:380:20:41

But that is also the most

controversial option

0:20:410:20:43

and ministers are not keen on it.

0:20:430:20:45

So what else can be

done to cut pollution?

0:20:450:20:47

Switching away from

diesels is one option.

0:20:470:20:50

So is encouraging people

onto public transport.

0:20:500:20:53

None of this is cheap but

the government now knows that the

0:20:530:20:56

courts are watching.

0:20:560:21:04

Scotland Yard are trying to

establish whether there is a link

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between two fatal stabbings in

London which happened within an hour

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of each other. The victims are a boy

in his teens and a man in his 20s.

0:21:140:21:22

At least 15 people have died in

knife crime there this year.

0:21:220:21:28

Survivors of the Florida school

shooting that left 17 people

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dead having been marching

with thousands of other students

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to the state capital,

calling for new laws on gun control.

0:21:330:21:35

It's the first organised

protest by a youth-led

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anti-gun movement -

which was set-up following

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the attack last week.

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Our North America Editor Jon Sopel

is live in Tallahassee.

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Thousands of people have left their

classrooms and have gathered in

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front of state Capitol to destand

change to gun laws. In the corridors

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of power, young people from the

school are meeting the law makers

0:21:550:21:59

and later today Donald Trump at the

White House is going to meet

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representatives from the college. It

might add up to nothing, but it may

0:22:030:22:11

be that on the subject of gun

control a wind of change is blowing

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across America.

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A school trip like no other.

0:22:190:22:20

These students from Marjorie

Stoneman Douglas haven't come

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to the Florida state

capital to listen.

0:22:220:22:24

They have come to speak and demand

change after 17 of their classmates

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and teachers were killed last week.

0:22:270:22:33

And they're determined to be heard.

0:22:330:22:36

No one needs these weapons that

are taking children's lives,

0:22:360:22:43

and they should just ban them,

because all they are used

0:22:430:22:45

for is destruction.

0:22:450:22:46

And they're just not needed.

0:22:460:22:48

You should go to school feeling safe

and be confident that

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you are there for an education

and a bright future.

0:22:510:22:54

You're not here to worry

about getting shot.

0:22:540:22:57

These youngsters will be heard

politely and given a warm reception

0:22:570:22:59

by Florida lawmakers.

0:22:590:23:02

But last night those same people

voted against even reopening

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a debate on semiautomatic weapons.

0:23:050:23:08

The battle for gun control

is going to be an uphill struggle.

0:23:080:23:12

You're not up here

to give suggestions,

0:23:120:23:14

you are up here to demand.

0:23:140:23:17

But that decision not even to debate

guns in the state assembly

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has infuriated pupils,

teachers and community

0:23:200:23:21

leaders alike.

0:23:210:23:23

I buried personally in the last

four days three kids

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from my congregation.

0:23:250:23:30

I watched a father want to climb

into the mausoleum with his son.

0:23:300:23:34

I watched a mother curled up

in a ball who refused to come out

0:23:340:23:37

to be with her family

for the funeral.

0:23:370:23:39

And they have the gall to not

even discuss the issue.

0:23:390:23:42

We are very upset.

0:23:420:23:43

But from the White House

there are small but significant

0:23:430:23:45

signs of movement.

0:23:450:23:49

The President apparently in favour

of raising to 21 the age

0:23:490:23:51

at which people can buy weapons.

0:23:510:23:53

And he tweeted this.

0:23:530:23:54

"Whether we are Republican

or Democrat, who must now focus

0:23:540:23:56

on strengthening background checks."

0:23:560:23:59

And he announced yesterday

that he wanted to ban bump stocks,

0:23:590:24:02

the device used in Las Vegas that

turns a semiautomatic

0:24:020:24:04

rifle into a machine gun.

0:24:040:24:12

These students have

captured public attention

0:24:120:24:14

with their demand for change.

0:24:140:24:16

But those who have wearily trod this

path before will tell you that

0:24:160:24:20

winning support is a very different

thing to winning reform.

0:24:200:24:22

Jon Sopel, BBC News, Tallahassee.

0:24:220:24:30

Great Britain's women's curling

team are into the semi

0:24:300:24:33

finals of the competition

at the Winter Olympics

0:24:330:24:34

in South Korea, after beating

reigning champions Canada.

0:24:340:24:38

But Team GB's men will have

to get through a tie-break match if

0:24:380:24:41

they're to join them,

after they were beaten

0:24:410:24:43

by the US today.

0:24:430:24:44

Andy Swiss reports from Pyeongchang.

0:24:440:24:49

Sport so often the turns on a moment

of genius and this was

0:24:490:24:52

Eve Muirhead's.

0:24:520:24:53

With the scores tied against Canada,

the British captain

0:24:530:24:55

conjured a mathematical miracle.

0:24:550:24:57

One, two hits, that

one hits that one -

0:24:570:24:59

it's a great shot from Eve

Muirhead.

0:24:590:25:01

Well, Eve Muirhead played a cracker.

0:25:010:25:06

In curling, the simple aim is to get

closest to the target, but

0:25:060:25:09

how Muirhead took the scenic route -

her geometric genius took Britain

0:25:090:25:13

into the semi-finals,

even if her reaction...

0:25:130:25:15

A jump in the air

for joy and why not?

0:25:150:25:17

...left her slightly embarrassed.

0:25:170:25:18

I can't actually remember it.

0:25:180:25:20

When you're out there and you're

in that zone you forget

0:25:200:25:23

about the small things.

0:25:230:25:24

But, yeah, I'm glad

I landed safe on my feet.

0:25:240:25:29

So Eve Muirhead's team are through,

but could there now be another

0:25:290:25:32

Muirhead into the semi-finals?

0:25:320:25:34

Brother Thomas is hoping to help

the men's team into the last four of

0:25:340:25:37

their competition.

0:25:370:25:38

But there was to be no

family celebration.

0:25:380:25:43

The men's team thrashed by the USA.

0:25:430:25:45

They will now have to

beat Switzerland in a

0:25:450:25:47

play-off to reach the semi-finals.

0:25:470:25:49

British hopes in the bobsleigh

also took a knock.

0:25:490:25:51

A little mistake...

0:25:510:25:53

A bumpy third run

ended Misha McNeill

0:25:530:25:56

and Mika Moore's hopes of a medal,

but the pair, who had to crowd fund

0:25:560:26:00

to help their preparation,

still finished a creditable eighth.

0:26:000:26:03

That feels amazing,

five months ago we

0:26:030:26:04

didn't know if we

would even be here.

0:26:040:26:06

So to get here that is

an achievement in itself.

0:26:060:26:11

But the day's most dazzling

display came from a

0:26:110:26:13

15-year-old -

the extraordinary Alina Zagitova.

0:26:130:26:20

The Olympic Athlete

from Russia is still yet to

0:26:200:26:23

win a gold here, but her world

record score for this routine

0:26:230:26:25

suggests one may not be far away.

0:26:250:26:27

Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.

0:26:270:26:35

Time for a look at the weather.

0:26:370:26:39

Here's Susan Powell.

0:26:390:26:40

You can call it the beast from the

east or Siberian shivers, but we

0:26:430:26:50

have some cold weather on the way.

Especially through the weekend and

0:26:500:26:54

into next week. The high pressure is

with us at the moment. Tonight it

0:26:540:26:59

just means a lot of fine weather.

Thinning cloud and a widespread

0:26:590:27:03

frost. Some mist and freezing fog

possible in northern England and the

0:27:030:27:11

Midlands. Some decent brightness

first thing on Thursday. The cloud

0:27:110:27:16

tending to thicken as the day goes

which. By. Some drizzle in western

0:27:160:27:21

Scotland and Northern Ireland. The

easterly wind starting to strengthen

0:27:210:27:28

in the south. The wind stronger

again on Friday A sunnier day on

0:27:280:27:34

Friday. The high pressure keeping

our weather fronts at bay. The high

0:27:340:27:39

pressure will be with us through the

weekend. So more dry and fair

0:27:390:27:44

weather. But that high is building

and extending further east. If we

0:27:440:27:49

follow the lines, they're like a

pipeline pulling cold air from

0:27:490:27:54

Siberia towards us for the start of

next week. Look at the clash with

0:27:540:27:58

the warm air in the Mediterranean,

some nasty conditions in southern

0:27:580:28:02

Europe. For us it is cold air. This

is the day time temperatures. Sunday

0:28:020:28:09

a lingering frost. By Monday the

blue becomes darker and subzero

0:28:090:28:17

temperatures and add in that chilly

easterly wind. Here is your outlook.

0:28:170:28:23

Getting colder, but for next week a

definite shock to the system.

0:28:230:28:27

Getting colder, but for next week a

definite shock to the system.

0:28:270:28:31

That's all from the BBC News at Six

- so it's goodbye from me

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