27/02/2018 BBC News at Six


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Heavy snow causes disruption

across large parts of the UK

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amid warnings there is a lot

worse to come.

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Gridlock and accidents on the roads,

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as the coldest week of the winter

blows in from the east.

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Up to ten centimetres of snow

fell in some parts today,

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and hundreds of schools

have been closed.

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It's still snowing now,

the roads aren't safe,

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and I just didn't want staff

put at risk.

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This is the worst winter we've

had for quiet a while.

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We'll be live in some of the areas

most affected and have the latest

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on the travel situation -

and the weather forecast.

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Also on the programme tonight,

the International Trade Secretary

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warns that trying to keep the UK

in a customs union after Brexit

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would be a sell-out.

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Police say a mother and her two

teenage sons are believed to be

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among the victims after

an explosion in Leicester

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that left five people dead.

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A surprise bidding war for Sky,

as an American media giant offers

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more than £20 billion

for the British broadcaster.

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And coming up on Sportsday on BBC

News, Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal

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attempts to dump his former club,

Sheffield Wednesday, out of the FA

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Cup at the second time of asking.

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Good evening and welcome

to the BBC News At Six.

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Snow and freezing temperatures have

caused major disruption across many

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parts of the UK today with warnings

that there is much worse

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to come this week.

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More than 560 schools

have been closed

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across England,

Wales and Scotland.

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And the snow and ice has caused

treacherous driving conditions,

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with 20 accidents in a space of just

three hours on Lincolnshire's roads,

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including a fatal crash

which left three people dead.

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There've been big problems

on the railways and airports too,

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with hundreds of trains

and flights cancelled.

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In a moment, we'll hear from

Danny Savage in North Yorkshire,

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but first to Robert Hall

in Ashford in Kent.

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Robert.

Sophie, Ashford is right alongside

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the M20 motorway, one of the roots

worst affected this morning. There

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are still lying snow across the

eastern counties of England, and the

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temperature here intent is predicted

to dive again to about minus six

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even lower tonight. We did get a bit

of a lull this afternoon, a bit of a

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thaw, but the ice is forming again,

and all of the signs are that

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getting around tonight and tomorrow

be problematic.

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The east coast had time to prepare,

but the snowfall sweeping

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in from Europe gave travellers

a taste of what

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this week has in store.

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Lincolnshire Police dealt with 20

accidents in a three hour period.

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Three people died in a collision on

the A15, and a schoolbus beard of

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the road elsewhere. In Essex, a car

passenger filmed 17 damaged or

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abandoned vehicles alongside the

A120 close to Colchester. In Kent,

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where the county council had

declared a snow emergency, gritters

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worked flat out to cover as many

roads as possible. But like traffic

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overnight meant salt couldn't do its

work. By the time the morning

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commute began, accidents and ice had

closed a series of routes. Tribe is

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posted video images of M20, where

all traffic was brought to north of

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Maidstone. -- drivers. Up to ten

centimetres of snow fell across

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Kent, sorry and East Sussex, where

farmers helped to keep minor roads

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open. More than 300 schools were

closed. This village was completely

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cut off for a time as ice and

compacted snow stranded cars and

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lorries.

Some of the locals here

have been helping people move cars

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off the main roads, it has been very

icy, and the sun has not had time to

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hit it, so, yeah, it has been an

interesting day.

Landlord Jason was

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among those who helped reopen the

road. You have seen the forecast,

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are you worried about the rest of

the week?

It is going to be the same

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again tomorrow, I do believe, and

Thursday evening as well, so it will

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be the same again.

Norfolk also

sought school closures, and that

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this primary schools the head

teacher said she had no option.

I

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felt it was an safe to open, I am

here, but I can't look after 420

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children. That was why I made the

decision, it is still snowing now,

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the roads not safe, and I just

didn't want staff being put at risk.

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Across the eastern counties, traffic

called and travellers waited for

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news on cancelled rail services.

Operators had run empty trains

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through the night to keep the tracks

open, but for a while the defeated

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them. -- the snow defeated them.

This afternoon, in the south-east,

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the snow was replaced by blue skies,

but this is a lull. Temperatures are

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falling again. Travelling will

remain unpredictable and hazardous

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in the coming days. Robert Hall, BBC

News, Kent.

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Well, here in northern England, I

think it's fair to say that many

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people woke up this morning to a bit

less so than they had been expecting

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from the forecast. That is not to

say that it didn't fall heavily in

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places, it was just quite patchy,

and that there are weather warnings

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in place for Northern England,

Scotland and other parts of the UK

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right through until Saturday now,

without to 40 centimetres of snow

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expected in some areas before the

weekend. There is a long way to go

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with this cold snap yet.

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In the parts of northern England

where heavy snow was forecast,

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some of the most difficult

conditions were in Teesside.

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Traffic came to a standstill on many

roads through the morning rush hour,

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and several schools were closed.

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There is a little van stuck here,

so I've got to go round it,

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so I'm going to hope

there is nothing

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coming the other way.

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20 miles further south, on one

of the steep roads over the moors,

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negotiating Sutton Bank

was like an uphill slalom.

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And as the snow came down again,

things got worse.

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What this illustrates

is just how little snow

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is needed to cause a problem.

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There's hardly any

on the surface here,

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but it's frozen up,

it's got really slippery.

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And it's caused chaos

on this road this morning.

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In the towns and cities on lower

ground, snow wasn't such a problem,

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but the freezing temperatures were.

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These homeless men in Leeds

haven't got shelter.

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Even in this weather.

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I shouldn't be doing

this, I know that.

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I've nowhere to go.

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Nowhere to live,

so I've nowhere to go.

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So...it's all about survival.

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I'm out in the cold,

nobody tends to help you,

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because people are skint.

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Back on the hills late morning,

and the clouds briefly parted

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to reveal stunning views.

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There is life, and trade, up here -

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carrying on as normal,

despite the conditions.

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2010 was the worst year

I can remember personally,

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and it's not a scratch

on that, really.

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But I mean, it's pretty -

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it's caused a little bit

of disruption, but nothing major.

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Yeah, it's more a bit

of fun than anything.

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Nearby, Dave and Cath Wood

were digging out their driveway.

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They're used to the conditions

but expect it to get

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worse later in the week.

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Just not much at all,

we're clearing it now

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so that when the next lot comes,

we don't have so much to clear

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after that, you see,

because I don't want it

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padding down particularly.

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So no, it's just a light flurry.

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To be honest,

this is the worst winter

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that we've had for quite a while.

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Last year, we hardly had

any snow, but like I say,

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going back a few years,

I just couldn't believe the amount

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that we actually had.

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There was feet and feet of it.

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The last 24 hours of snowfall

in the England has been patchy.

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Well rehearsed plans have been

implemented to keep roads

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open as this late blast

of winter continues.

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Danny Savage, BBC News,

North Yorkshire.

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Meanwhile, some rail problems

were not caused by snow.

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Network Rail has apologised

to passengers tonight,

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after it closed rail lines in areas

where heavy snow was forecast

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to fall but then didn't.

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Our transport correspondent

Victoria Fritz is at London Bridge.

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Victoria.

Hello, Sophie, yeah, there has been

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some widespread anger from commuters

today who had their services

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cancelled, only to look at the

window and see belly a snowflake.

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Here at London Bridge, south-eastern

have cancelled more than 100 trains

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between London and Kent. Now, Sudden

and Gatwick Express were operating a

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reduced service earlier on today. --

Southern. They have largely gone

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back to normal, but it has been the

east of England that has borne the

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brunt of the disruption on the train

network. We are talking Great

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Northern, for example, Greater

Anglia, and C2C. When it comes to

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Greater Anglia, they have now lifted

all distractions on the line after

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the snow fell about 20 miles further

south than was originally predicted.

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When it comes to tomorrow, Scotland

is likely to see the heaviest

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snowfall, and that means that

ScotRail is now advising passengers

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that they could be last-minute

changes to their schedules. So why

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are there all these cancellations in

the first place? Well, the track and

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signals operator, Network Rail,

tries to operate on the basis that

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it wants to provide the safest and

the most reliable network for the

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trains that do run to run, and that

means that compacted snow can turn

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into ice, that can affect points and

stop them working, we could see

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freezing temperatures, so we don't

even need any snow at all, that can

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make the rails freeze, which means

that the signals don't change, so

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that all these problems, despite

these widespread efforts, really, to

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try and counteract this, we are

talking about Europe's busiest

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railway network, so do expect more

disruptions tomorrow.

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Victoria at London Bridge, thank

you. We will have a full weather

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forecast at the end of the

programme.

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The International Trade Secretary,

Liam Fox, says any form of customs

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union with the EU after Brexit

would be

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a "complete sell-out" for the UK.

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He said the UK should

not let its future

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be determined by its past.

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But his former top official says

leaving the customs union

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in the hope of getting better trade

deals with other countries would be

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like "giving up a three-course

meal for the promise

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of a packet of crisps."

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Here's our deputy political

editor, John Pienaar.

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They are the Cabinet's true

believers.

Foreign Secretary, does

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the UK need a very godmother?

Wishful thinking, say the critics,

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but senior ministers agree that all

of Britain, and Northern Ireland

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too, will stick together and win,

despite all the obstacles and all

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the doubts. So today the

International Trade Secretary said

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critics were wrong to say that

Britain should stay in a European

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customs union and give up the

freedom to strike independent trade

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deals, not just wrong...

We would be

in a worse position than we are

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today. It would be a complete

sell-out of Britain's national

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interest and a betrayal of the

voters in the referendum.

But even

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before that warning, the critics

were joined by the former head of

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Doc Cox's own department, and free

to speak out, he is not holding

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back.

We have a very deep trade

relationship in goods and services

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with Europe, massively our most

important market. We turn away from

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that, try and do more limited trade

deals with much smaller markets,

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further away, with no service

access, that is like giving up a

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three course meal for a packet of

crisps. If we go to Brussels and

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say, we want access to the single

market, but we wanted on our terms,

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all of the benefits, and we will

decide which obligations, no

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negotiator in the world can bring

you that, you would need a fairy

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godmother.

How would the Trade

Secretary deal with that? Is the

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greatest danger that Brexit could

lead to national self harm, or that

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there aren't enough true believers

like you?

We cannot afford to be

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bound by the practices of the past,

we have to take opportunities

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available unfettered by those who

would make the rules on our behalf.

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What we need is a hard-headed

leader, not a fairy godmother.

There

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is a barrier to Brexit transition on

the north - south border in Ireland.

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Dublin wants a British pledge, no

border checks, even if it means a

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customs union. Was Boris Johnson a

help today? No problem, he said,

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look at London's congestion charge.

There is no

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There is no border between Camden

and Westminster, but when I was

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Mayor of London, we and

aesthetically and invisibly took

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hundreds of millions of pounds on

the accounts of people travelling

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between those two boroughs without

any need for border checks

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whatever... You can't compare two

boroughs of London with the kind of

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difference in the arrangements that

would be in place between the UK and

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the EU.

I think it is a relevant

comparison.

One thing Brexiteer is

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our pledge of his belief, but today

more doubts about whether Brexit can

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work and hopes of a transition

period. Mr is, including Theresa

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May, still setting out the path to

Brexit, but the journey is looking

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no easier, and so far a final route

not much clearer. John Pienaar, BBC

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News, Westminster.

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Police say a mother and her two

teenage sons were among the victims

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of an explosion in Leicester

on Sunday night that completely

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destroyed a supermarket

and the flat above it.

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The remains of five people have been

discovered in the rubble.

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The other two victims were believed

to be working in the Polish

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supermarket at the time

of the blast.

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From there, Sima Kotecha reports.

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Mary Ragoobar and her two teenage

sons, Sean and Shane.

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On Sunday night, they're believed

to have been inside their home

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when the explosion happened.

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Their flat and the Polish shop

below it were completely destroyed.

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Police say they're missing,

along with Shane's girlfriend,

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18-year-old Leah Beth Reek,

and 22-year-old Viktorija Ijevleva,

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who was working in the

supermarket downstairs.

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Today, the emergency services

came to this conclusion.

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Sadly, we've now come to a point

where we acknowledge

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that we will not be finding anybody

that's still alive.

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We've had search dogs

here from the outset that

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would identify live casualties.

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We've got specialist

listening equipment,

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we've got specialist cameras

that we been using, and we've come

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to a point now where finding any

survivors just won't happen.

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Up close, the devastation

is immense.

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Some have compared it

to looking like a war zone.

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The building collapsed from top

to bottom in a matter of minutes.

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We've been told today that most

of the rubble has been

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removed and examined.

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Officers say that the investigation

now is very much focused around

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what caused the fire and why.

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Family members have told the BBC

there exhausted with grief

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and still can't quite

believe what happened.

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Sima Kotecha, BBC News, Leicester.

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The time is quarter past six.

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Our top story this evening:

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Heavy snow causes disruption

across large parts of the UK

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amid warnings there is a lot

worse to come.

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And still to come -

more than a thousand lawyers

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-- Lewis Gilbert, the man behind

classic James Bond films, has died

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at the age of 97.

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Arsenal fans continue to rage

at their manager after

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Coming up on Sportsday on BBC News,

venting their anger at Wenger -

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Arsenal fans continue to rage

at their manager after

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their side's passive performance

in the League Cup final defeat.

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Police have launched a child

protection investigation

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at a suspected unregistered school

in Essex following

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a BBC investigation.

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The synagogue says it's closed

the school on its grounds while it

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examines allegations

about the treatment of children.

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More than 350 schools

in England and Wales that

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are thought to be unregistered.

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The schools' regulator

Ofsted says it lacks

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the powers to close them down.

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Our special correspondent,

Lucy Manning, has been investigating

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whether places offering exclusively

religious education should even be

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considered as schools.

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Young children on their way to

school, except this one is believed

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to be unregistered.

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Five minutes to nine

and a school bus arrives at the

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house in north London

with the last of the children.

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We counted at least 30 going in.

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Schools need to register

if they teach more than

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five children for at

least 18 hours a week.

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When we knocked at the door,

we were told it was a club.

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Suri, not her real name

or voice, lives in

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Stamford Hill in North London.

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She says her son will be expected

because of community pressure to

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enrolled in a different,

unregistered school for

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13- to 16-year-olds,

known as a yeshiva.

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She's distraught about his

education, or lack of it.

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We're living in Britain.

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Boys can't speak English.

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They're going to be dependent

on benefits for the rest

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of their lives.

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It's just not giving

children any choice.

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She told the council

and Ofsted the school was

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unregistered.

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How did it leave you feeling that

none of these people

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who you approached seemed to be able

to do anything about this

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unregistered school?

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It's really, really upsetting.

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I was really angry because I'd

gone out of my way.

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I'm doing something I shouldn't be

doing, and they turned me away.

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They told me they can't help me.

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Madrasahs and other centres

providing religious

0:18:270:18:28

education only after

0:18:280:18:29

school don't need to be

registered, but there

0:18:290:18:31

is still concern about

the

0:18:310:18:33

associations of some.

0:18:330:18:33

The Qadria Trust community

and education Centre

0:18:330:18:35

in Birmingham teaches children

for three hours a day.

0:18:350:18:37

During an event at the centre

where some children

0:18:370:18:41

are present, they sing the anthem

of a Pakistani militant group.

0:18:410:18:48

Its leader is said

to be an inspiration

0:18:480:18:51

for the killer of a Glasgow

shopkeeper murdered for his

0:18:510:18:54

religious views.

0:18:540:18:59

One verse promotes an enthusiasm

to die for the sake

0:18:590:19:02

of religion.

0:19:020:19:03

The centre said the singer had

added his own words and

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they had strongly objected.

0:19:050:19:09

Last night, we reported

on a suspected

0:19:090:19:10

unregistered school in South end

where a teacher appeared to

0:19:100:19:13

manhandle a pupil.

0:19:130:19:15

The community here denied

this was a school, but

0:19:150:19:18

we've now discovered there was even

a brochure advertising it.

0:19:180:19:24

It says: The entire

atmosphere at the

0:19:240:19:25

school is one of love

and personal attention.

0:19:250:19:27

We understand the school has now

been closed while the

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synagogue investigates.

0:19:300:19:31

The BBC has obtained

a copy of legal guidance

0:19:310:19:33

which might help to explain why

so few of these schools

0:19:330:19:36

have been shut down.

0:19:360:19:38

Drawn up in 2014 for Jewish

religious yeshivas, it's also known

0:19:380:19:40

to have been cited internally

by the Department of Education.

0:19:400:19:46

It says places only

providing religious

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education can't be classed as

schools and therefore can't be shut

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down.

0:19:530:19:57

The implication, the less maths

and English taught, the easier

0:19:570:20:00

it might be to escape inspection.

0:20:000:20:02

We do not want kids

growing up here who

0:20:020:20:07

are only taught one religious way

of thinking, and that religion

0:20:070:20:09

covers their whole way of life,

from what

0:20:090:20:11

they can work as, who they can be,

what type of jobs they can do, how

0:20:110:20:15

they should treat women.

0:20:150:20:16

That's crazy.

0:20:160:20:19

So, even if it's technically

legal, it's wrong.

0:20:190:20:21

The Department of Education

says it can't comment on

0:20:210:20:23

legal opinions prepared by others.

0:20:230:20:25

It says where a school

is operating illegally,

0:20:250:20:27

action must be taken,

but

0:20:270:20:29

thousands of children

are still arriving each morning

0:20:290:20:31

at suspected unregistered schools.

0:20:310:20:35

Lucy Manning, BBC News.

0:20:350:20:43

Police investigating the deaths

of at least three people in a fire

0:20:460:20:48

at a house in County Fermanagh have

arrested a man on

0:20:480:20:51

suspicion of murder.

0:20:510:20:52

The 27-year-old was taken

to hospital for treatment

0:20:520:20:54

after being detained at the scene

of the blaze in

0:20:540:20:56

Derrylin this morning.

0:20:560:20:57

A local councillor has said those

who died were members of one family.

0:20:570:21:01

Shares in Sky have risen sharply

today after the American media giant

0:21:010:21:03

Comcast made a surprise takeover bid

for the British broadcaster,

0:21:030:21:06

pitting itself against

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox,

0:21:060:21:08

which had already agreed

an £18 billion deal.

0:21:080:21:12

Our media editor,

Amol Rajan, is here.

0:21:120:21:18

How significant is this latest bid

for sky?

Hugely so. We have three

0:21:180:21:24

active bids for the broadcaster. We

have Rupert Murdoch's 21st-century

0:21:240:21:28

fox trying to get full control,

which is stuck in a regulatory

0:21:280:21:33

quagmire because of concerns over

media plurality was not the second

0:21:330:21:36

is this fresh bid from the US giant

Comcast, a huge company, but

0:21:360:21:42

unlikely to face the same regulatory

hurdles. And then you have Disney

0:21:420:21:46

trying to take control of Fox. They

all share one thing in common in

0:21:460:21:50

that they are part of a frenzy of

deal-making going on in

0:21:500:21:54

international media. If you are Ray

Sky customer, it is good news

0:21:540:21:58

because more companies want to give

you more programmes. If you are

0:21:580:22:01

Rupert Murdoch who set up Sky in

1990 and now faces the prospect of

0:22:010:22:08

being a minority shareholder if you

don't forks out more cash, this is

0:22:080:22:11

hardly the Hollywood ending he was

hoping for.

Thank you.

0:22:110:22:19

Almost every criminal lawyer

in England and Wales has experienced

0:22:190:22:21

failings in the disclosure

of evidence in the past year alone,

0:22:210:22:24

according to a BBC survey.

0:22:240:22:25

Almost a third of those questioned

also said they believed the failings

0:22:250:22:28

had led to possible wrongful

convictions or

0:22:280:22:30

miscarriages of justice.

0:22:300:22:31

The findings come after several rape

trials collapsed when it emerged

0:22:310:22:33

that vital evidence had not been

shared with defence lawyers.

0:22:330:22:36

Clive Coleman reports.

0:22:360:22:37

With

0:22:370:22:38

You know, who could be dreaming up

some sort of monstrous thing against

0:22:380:22:41

me?

0:22:410:22:43

William, a teacher for 40 years,

has never been in trouble with the

0:22:430:22:46

police.

0:22:460:22:47

Last year, he was accused

of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old

0:22:470:22:49

girl in a supermarket.

0:22:490:22:50

He couldn't remember

the incident but was

0:22:500:22:52

convinced the store's CCTV

would exonerate him.

0:22:520:22:53

But in interview, the police

told him this CCTV was poor

0:22:530:22:56

quality and too far

away to identify him.

0:22:560:22:59

My lawyer wrote to the Crown

Prosecution Service six times, and

0:22:590:23:01

thank goodness we got

it before the trial,

0:23:010:23:03

because our entire defence

was based on that CCTV.

0:23:030:23:08

Contrary to what the police

had said, William

0:23:080:23:10

was clearly visible on the CCTV.

0:23:100:23:13

For legal reasons,

the complainant is

0:23:130:23:14

not shown.

0:23:140:23:17

I never saw these two girls.

0:23:170:23:19

I brushed past one of them,

and that's what the CCTV shows.

0:23:190:23:25

Based on the video, the court threw

the case against William out.

0:23:250:23:28

Thames Valley police

told us it's officers

0:23:280:23:31

carried out a full investigation

and followed standard procedures.

0:23:310:23:33

Now, 1300 criminal

lawyers have provided

0:23:330:23:36

a picture of widespread disclosure

problems to the BBC.

0:23:360:23:38

97% had encountered

disclosure failings in

0:23:380:23:40

the last year.

0:23:400:23:41

Half of these were in

the magistrates court.

0:23:410:23:49

And nearly a third believed

it had resulted in a

0:23:510:23:53

possible wrongful conviction

or miscarriage of justice.

0:23:530:23:57

The snapshot provided

by this survey blows away

0:23:570:24:02

the idea that disclosure problems

are limited to a few high-profile

0:24:020:24:05

cases in the Crown Court.

0:24:050:24:08

It paints a picture

of daily difficult in

0:24:080:24:10

magistrates courts like these, where

the majority of criminal cases are

0:24:100:24:15

tried.

0:24:150:24:17

We're facing a crisis

around disclosure.

0:24:170:24:18

The courts are not able to trust

that the disclosure process

0:24:180:24:23

has been completed fairly

and accurately, they are not

0:24:230:24:27

going to have faith in prosecutions,

and I

0:24:270:24:30

think we'll see that

reflected in verdicts.

0:24:300:24:32

The Crown Prosecution Service

said the BBC survey was

0:24:320:24:35

likely to provide a skewed view,

with lawyers applying their own

0:24:350:24:38

interpretation of what

a disclosure failing was.

0:24:380:24:40

But it accepted some

improvements were needed.

0:24:400:24:44

For William, it's just a relief

he finally got the evidence that

0:24:440:24:48

proved his innocence.

0:24:480:24:52

If people were at all doubtful

of me, it could have

0:24:520:24:54

destroyed my reputation

with family and friends,

0:24:540:24:58

and I'm just very lucky that

I have the kind of friends who

0:24:580:25:01

believe in me.

0:25:010:25:02

Clive Coleman, BBC News.

0:25:020:25:08

The film director Lewis Gilbert -

the man behind some of the most

0:25:080:25:11

famous Bond films, like the Spy

who loved me and Moonraker -

0:25:110:25:14

has died at the age of 97.

0:25:140:25:16

He also directed Michael Caine

in the iconic films Alfie

0:25:160:25:19

and Educating Rita.

0:25:190:25:21

Our arts correspondent David Sillito

looks back at his life.

0:25:210:25:25

That's it, it's fine.

When Lewis

Gilbert took on Bond in You Only

0:25:330:25:39

Live Twice, he was already a

director with 20 films to his name.

0:25:390:25:43

He had directed Orson Welles and

don't Bogart, but 007 with its

0:25:430:25:48

seemingly unlimited budget was new

territory.

At May 25 films and I've

0:25:480:25:53

never been on one where this doesn't

ever come up. If I said today, I

0:25:530:25:57

want 5000 people flown in from

Tokyo, I'm sure they would be flown

0:25:570:26:02

in.

In the 50s, Lewis Gilbert had

made his name with a string of tales

0:26:020:26:06

of stiff upper lip wartime British

valour. And then in the 60s, a film

0:26:060:26:13

that helped define a very different

era - Alfie.

My understanding of

0:26:130:26:18

winning only goes as far as the

pleasure. When it comes to the pain,

0:26:180:26:22

I'm like every other bloke. I don't

want to know.

No, no, no Michael, we

0:26:220:26:29

are going right.

Onset, he was

easy-going, charming, unflappable. A

0:26:290:26:34

child of musical performance, yet

spent his life in show business. And

0:26:340:26:38

17 years after Alfie, he was

reunited with Michael Caine in

0:26:380:26:42

Educating Rita.

I thought it was

something serious.

After that,

0:26:420:26:46

another Willie Rosol adaptation -

Shirley Valentine. -- Willy Russell.

0:26:460:26:56

Lewis Gilbert, providing some of

James Bond's greatest moments.

0:26:560:27:04

The film director Lewis Gilbert,

who's died at the age of 97.

0:27:040:27:07

Time for a look at the weather.

0:27:070:27:09

Here's Darren Bett.

0:27:090:27:10

The picturesque but challenging

weather, certainly, Sophie. It's not

0:27:150:27:19

going to be bad everywhere but there

is more severe weather to come

0:27:190:27:22

through the rest of this week,

meaning more warnings for snow and

0:27:220:27:25

ice. It means more travel disruption

is likely, and for all of us, a

0:27:250:27:30

significant wind-chill. The easterly

wind is not too strong it by blowing

0:27:300:27:34

in more snow showers this evening

and overnight, particularly on the

0:27:340:27:37

eastern side of the country.

Temperatures hardly got above

0:27:370:27:42

freezing, and some places stay below

all day, so a widespread frost. The

0:27:420:27:50

snow shifts further north into

Scotland tomorrow. It is one heavy

0:27:500:27:59

snow shower after another, blown on

by a strong to gale force easterly

0:27:590:28:03

wind. Further south, a scattering of

snow showers, and Sunny spells

0:28:030:28:08

towards the south-east. It might be

dry and sunny later on in the

0:28:080:28:11

afternoon. Those are the maximum

temperatures. Lola and today, and

0:28:110:28:16

add on the strength of the win, and

it will feel much colder, more like

0:28:160:28:20

minus ten. Much stronger winds on

the way tomorrow, continuing into

0:28:200:28:24

Thursday. On Thursday, this low

pressure area moves up from Iberia,

0:28:240:28:28

bringing wet weather and some more

organised snow developing over the

0:28:280:28:34

English Channel, moving into

southern England on Thursday

0:28:340:28:37

morning, then the main focus

shifting more to the and Wales. Then

0:28:370:28:42

something drier, fewer showers, back

into those snow showers in

0:28:420:28:46

north-east England and Scotland,

where the Amber weather warning

0:28:460:28:48

continues. This one arrives later in

the afternoon the south-west, the

0:28:480:28:55

next batch of heavy snow set to

arrive. The wind is not changing

0:28:550:29:00

much, still bitterly cold and

easterly. Wrap up warmly if you do

0:29:000:29:04

have to go out.

0:29:040:29:08

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