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Britain's most decorated Olympian,

Sir Bradley Wiggins,

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tells the BBC he's not a cheat

after MPs accuse him

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of crossing an ethical line.

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Sir Bradley strongly rejects

a report by MPs which accuses him

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of using asthma drugs to enhance

performance and says life has

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become a living hell.

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This whole thing has just been,

you know, a complete mess

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of innuendo and rumour and nothing

has been substantiated

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and it is just...

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I am having to deal

with the fallout of that now.

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It's the first interview Sir Bradley

has given since these allegations -

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we'll have more in a moment.

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Also on the programme tonight.

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Decontamination teams

deployed in Salisbury

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after a former Russian spy -

exposed to an unknown substance -

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is left critically ill.

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The Prime Minister promises

to rewrite the rules on planning

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as she urges developers

to up their game and build

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more homes in England.

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First the big freeze -

now the big thaw.

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Lorry loads of bottled water

as burst pipes leave thousands

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without running water.

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But for others - helicopters

are the only way to get supplies in.

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Some villages in Cumbria have been

cut off by snow for five days.

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And Gary Oldman wins his first Oscar

for best actor in Darkest Hour

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and thanks his 99-year-old mother.

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I say, to my mother,

thank you for your love and support.

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Put the kettle on.

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I'm bringing Oscar home.

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And coming up on Sportsday on BBC

News, Manchester City manager,

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Pep Guardiola, accepts his FA charge

for wearing a yellow ribbon

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in support of imprisoned

politicians in Catalonia.

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Good evening and welcome

to the news at six.

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Britain's most decorated Olympican,

Sir Bradley Wiggins has told the BBC

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that he did not cheat

and that his life has been made

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a living hell after he was accused

of using medical treatments

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to enhance his performance.

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In a damning report into doping

in sport, MPs say the champion

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cyclist and his former employer

Team Sky crossed an ethical line -

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though they did not break any rules

- by using powerful asthma drugs.

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We'll hear from Sir Bradley

himself in a moment -

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in his only interview

since the report was published -

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but first here's Richard Conway.

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He is a sporting icon, a Tour de

France winner and Britain's most

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decorated Olympian but a damning

report has accused Sir Bradley

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Wiggins of unethical behaviour over

his use of drugs that MPs say were

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taken to boost performance and not

just for medical need.

As we make

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clear, this is not a breach of the

rolls, it is a question about an

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ethical line. Looking up the

evidence other people have taken,

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the use of this medication which is

a matter of public record that he

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took this medication,

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can be used to enhance performance

and they believe that is why it is

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being taken.

MPs say that Bradley

Wiggins and Team Sky used an

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anti-inflammatory steroid that can

have legitimate medical use but it

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can also help cyclists shed weight

while retaining pedal power. The

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report also brings into question the

credibility of the team's founder,

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who launched Team Sky with an

ambition to be seen as whiter than

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white, but is now embroiled in the

sport's grey areas.

The buck stops

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with Dave Brailsford. It is pretty

damning. I do not see how they can

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remain in this position with all

that is going on.

Dave Brailsford

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and Team Sky denied using drugs for

competitive advantage, as does

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Bradley Wiggins who said today, I

find it so sad that accusations can

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be made, where people can be accused

of things they have never done,

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which are then regarded as facts.

The details in this report came

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about after MPs heard evidence at

Westminster, but the shock waves

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have spread far and wide into the

world of cycling and so too, into

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athletics. There was criticism for

UK athletics over bad record-keeping

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regarding an injection of a

substance given to Mo Farah, but MPs

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went further with Lord Coe, the

President of the athletics governing

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body saying he provided misleading

answers over when he first knew

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about corruption and doping

allegations regarding Russian

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athletes.

I was certainly not aware

of the specific allegations that

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have been made around the corruption

of anti-doping processors.

Lord Coe

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has denied there was any discrepancy

between his evidence and what e-mail

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saying he knew, or while the

committee has pointed to sweeping

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reforms of the governance of the

sport. Elite sport has always been

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judged by the finest of margins. It

seems its ethical margins are even

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smaller. Richard Conway, BBC News.

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This afternoon Sir Bradley spoke

to the BBC in his first interview

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since the report was published.

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He told our sports editor Dan Roan

that the allegations have

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made his life a living hell.

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The report by the Select Committee

says that you crossed the ethical

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line, is that fair?

Did you? Know,

we did not. Not at any time during

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my career could be crossed the

ethical line. As I said before, I

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had a medical condition, that I went

to a doctor. This has been treated

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since back in 2003 when I was

diagnosed with it, through the

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doctors at British cycling at that

time. This was the treatment that I

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had been prescribed for that

particular occasion, which was seven

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years ago now. Under specialist

supervision as well. And in place of

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the roles of that time, you were

allowed to apply for use of this

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medication. This was not a

medication that was abused in order

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to gain an advantage.

That is not

what your former coach said. He said

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that your use of that drug was,

quote, unethical.

That hurts me,

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actually. Shane knows around that

time, exactly what and why I was

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taking her medication.

Only one

other time did you use the drug

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other than the times we know about?

The report says, they suggest you

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may have taken it nine times in four

years.

There is, I do not know where

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that has come from. I really would

like to know. This is an anonymous

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source, an anonymous person.

It does

not mean it is wrong. Your say Mrs a

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light?

I refute that 100%. Yes. This

is malicious. This is a direct...

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This is someone trying to smear me.

Sitting here now, you can

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categorically say that you did not

cheat?

100%. Never throughout my

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career. No. I worked and have the

passion I had for this board for 15

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or 20 years. Jerseys, I am doing a

book, I have been writing a book,

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about my love of the sport. To do

that to the sport... I mean, it is

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just absurd. These allegations, it

is the worst thing to be accused of,

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I said that before. It is also the

hardest thing to prove you have not

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done. We are not dealing in the

legal system. I would have more

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rights if I had murdered someone in

this process. I have been gagged for

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the

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last 18 months because there was a

legal investigation going on and I

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could not say anything. We were

still waiting on this report. These

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allegations had never been put to me

until now. I have only found out

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today what I am being accused.

The

whole jiffy bag thing was a

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shambles.

What was in it? God knows!

Your guess is as good as mine. That

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package, as we have been told in the

houses of Parliament, contain the

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drug. I had drugs that might -- I

have the drug that night. If they

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were short of it and they needed

more, I was on at the whole week. I

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am tried to do other things with my

life and the effect it has had, the

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widespread effect it has had on the

family, it is horrific and I do not

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know how I will pick up the pieces

with the kids and stuff and I am

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left to do that as well as try and

salvage my reputation from this. I

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would not wish it upon anyone.

Sir

Bradley Wiggins there.

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An aid convoy has delivered

supplies to people in

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Syria's eastern Ghouta -

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for the first time since a major

bombardment by pro-government forces

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began two weeks ago.

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The United Nations says it hopes

the 46 lorries will provide food

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to around 27,000 people.

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Shelling and artillery fire have

continued in the region,

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despite a UN backed ceasefire.

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Our Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen

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was there as the convoy set off

into eastern Ghouta -

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heading for the town of Douma -

and sent this report.

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46 lorries moved through some

of the most dangerous territory

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around Damascus to get

into eastern Ghouta.

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The Syrians refused to let them take

in some surgical and trauma kits,

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but they carried food and medical

supplies for 27,500 people.

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It was a start.

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We need to be sending convoys

at least three times a week

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to a besieged area such as eastern

Ghouta, where there are serious

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shortages of medical equipment,

medical supplies, food and

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nutrition for nearly 400,000 people

trapped on the inside.

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The lorries moved through the final

Syrian army checkpoint

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at the edge of eastern Ghouta.

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The fact this convoy has moved

shows Assad's confidence.

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Syrian armed forces are pressing

into eastern Ghouta

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that way, of course,

with their Russian allies.

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And if they win, and at the moment

that's the way it appears to be,

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President Assad will have scored

a significant victory,

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because, for the first time

since the war started,

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he will have secured his capital.

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The enclave has been controlled

by Islamist militias since 2012.

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Some militias are negotiating,

and there is talk of a deal,

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but not yet.

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The UN's call for a ceasefire

has been ignored.

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Syria's president says the west is

lying about the humanitarian crisis.

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The UN Secretary-General calls

eastern Ghouta "hell on earth".

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Allahu Akbar!

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Casualties go to a network

of underground clinics.

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A doctor working in one of them

didn't think the convoy

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would change anything.

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What can a small convoy help us?

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What can it benefit us?

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It's including some food

and some limited materials.

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It doesn't have enough for a few

people for a few days.

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It's a densely populated area

where there's no escape

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from the grown-ups' war.

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Jeremy Bowen, BBC News, Damascus.

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The BBC understands...

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A former Russian spy

is in a critical condition

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in hospital in Wiltshire,

along with a woman in her 30s,

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after they were both taken ill

at a shopping centre in Salisbury.

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Police say they'd both been exposed

to an unknown substance.

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A major incident was declared

and decontamination teams

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were called in to the local

hospital, and part of the city.

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Our Home Affairs correspondent

Tom Symonds reports from Salisbury.

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Last night, what happened here in

the centre of Salisbury resulted in

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teams wearing full protective suits,

decontaminating the streets, where

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several areas remain cordoned off.

Police, Fire Services and public

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health authorities have declared a

major incident. The first signs that

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something was wrong came yesterday

afternoon when a man and a woman

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appeared severely unwell in the

Maltings area of central Salisbury.

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The emergency services were called

and the pair were taken to halt...

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To hospital. It was a couples, an

older guy and a younger girl. She

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was leaning on him, it looked like

she had passed out of maybe. He was

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doing some strange hand movements,

looking up to the sky.

The man and

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woman are being treated at Salisbury

District Hospital where they are in

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a critical condition. She is thought

to be in her 30s. The BBC has been

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told that he is Sergei Skirpal.

Russian. 66 years old. In 2006 he

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was convicted of high treason in

Russia. The allegation was that he

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was a British buy. In 2010, he was

pardoned by the Russian authorities

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and came to this country in return

for the release of ten spies in the

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US -- a British spy. The hospital

has had to reduce operations while

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dealing with what appears to be a

suspected poisoning. Police arrived

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at Sergei Skirpal's house in

Salisbury yesterday afternoon.

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Wiltshire Police said they were

investigating whether a crime had

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been committed. I think it is fair

to say that there are more

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unanswered questions than there are

facts this evening. It is a very

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strange situation, a man in his 60s

and a woman in her 30s found

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unconscious, on a bench in the

centre of Salisbury in a very busy

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shopping area, with no visible signs

of injury. The police have said very

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little about this, they have said

that they do not recognise the

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reports that have been put out

tonight around various media outlets

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that this was to do with the drug

fentanyl, but they also say they

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continue to investigate, really,

initially, to determine whether a

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crime has been committed. As far as

we know at this stage, the

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counter-terrorism officers that

police are not involved. Thank you.

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Our top story this evening.

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Britain's most decorated Olympian,

Sir Bradley Wiggins,

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has told the BBC he's not a cheat

after Mps accuse him

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of crossing an ethical line.

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And I am in Hollywood, looking back

on what was a pretty good night for

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British Rome at the Oscars. Coming

up on Sportsday on BBC News, we're

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here from England rugby union head

coach Eddie Jones for the first time

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since that train journey to forget

when he claims he was physically and

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verbally abused.

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Last week, it was the big

freeze, with most of

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the UK blanketed in snow.

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This week, for most,

people it's the big thaw.

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But the rapid rise in temperatures

has left thousands of people

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in England and Wales

without running water,

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because of burst pipes.

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Some, though, are still snowed in -

like villages in Cumbria,

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which could only be reached

today by helicopter.

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We'll hear from our correspondent

Danny Savage, who's

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in Cumbria, shortly -

but first here's Emma Simpson

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on the water shortage.

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Grab it while you can. Emergency

water supplies have just arrived on

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the streets of south London. They

are going fast in this part of North

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Wales, too, and they've got the

bottles lined up near Exeter. It is

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the fallout from the big freeze, as

temperatures, and tempers, rise.

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7:30am they said that the water was

fixed. Nothing was fixed.

I think

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this is absolutely appalling, it is

shocking that there are such poor

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communication, well, zero

communication.

Leaks, lots of them.

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Frozen pipes bursting in

unprecedented numbers in many parts

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of the UK over the last few days.

Darren from Carmarthenshire hasn't

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had water since Thursday.

I have

been getting rainwater from outside

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and from my neighbour, so it is not

impossible but I would say the worst

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thing is not being able to keep the

washing up in the kitchen clean, and

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also keep myself clean, having a

shower everyday. Just a very basic

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wash in a basin, you know, with cold

water.

This mum's managed to buy in

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supplies, for now. She's at home,

because her daughter's school closed

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through lack of water too.

You

definitely don't expect it to happen

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in London, you assume it will be

fine and there will be no issues but

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clearly there are.

What has been the

most tricky thing so far?

The

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toilet, not being able to flush the

toilet, and washing your hands,

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because I have a two-year-old, so

nappy changes and things like that.

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Some of the leaks may be small but

for water companies they are really

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adding up.

Since the fall over the

weekend, though we were expecting a

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rise in leaks and bursts, the

reaction has been unprecedented and

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we have seen a huge increase, about

500 million litres of extra Walker

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has been pumped into the system.

Feeling the pressure in the

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Midlands. Jaguar Land Rover has

stopped production at this plant,

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and so too has Cadbury, to help

seven Trent water keep their taps

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running for households and

vulnerable customers. Emma Simpson,

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BBC News for

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stop here in Cumbria, the worst of

the stone stoploss note but the

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problem keeps going on and on. This

is a minor road up in the hills

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behind Kirby Stephen. There are lots

of houses still cut off. It is not

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just a minor roads, it is the a

roads as well, so today here in this

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county they took some pretty extreme

measures to get to some of cut off

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communities.

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Getting to the cut-off communities

of the Pennines can only be done

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on foot or quad bike.

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The Farmy Army are

still doing their bit.

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At the end of this high lane

is a handful of properties

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At the end of this high lane

is a handful of properties,

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which have been cut off days.

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The snow was up to that of the door

here with the window.

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We had snow all over the front

windows, just stuck.

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It's like living in an igloo.

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Jill and her husband have been

struggling in deep snow.

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Their home was engulfed,

and when we got to them,

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they were running low on supplies.

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So this RAF Chinook over the home

was a welcome sight.

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It has been doing the rounds

in Cumbria today, going

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from isolated hamlets to cut off

farms offering help.

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They'd run out of heating oil here,

so the logs delivered

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by the Marines were very welcome.

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What is people's reaction

when you drop in?

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I think they are quite

surprised but I think

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they are pleased to see us.

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We are here to assure them

that help is on its way.

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Obviously we are working

with the police and the Mountain

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Rescue, and they are

doing their bit as well.

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A few minutes later, they were away

to their next cut-off location.

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Inside, Mick was already

putting the logs to use,

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but he still can't get out.

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I'm waiting for an operation,

and could be called at any day,

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and the road is still blocked.

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Elsewhere, the sudden

temperature drop killed

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millions of sea creatures.

0:19:510:19:52

In East Yorkshire, they have been

rescuing lobsters and reviving them

0:19:520:19:55

in saltwater at Fish markets.

0:19:550:19:57

I think the industry will be fine,

but from a natural perspective

0:19:570:20:00

it is quite shocking what mother

nature can do.

0:20:000:20:05

The stormy weather also wrecked

roads in South Devon.

0:20:050:20:10

Back in the hills of northern

England, it is more of a community

0:20:100:20:13

effort to keep going.

0:20:130:20:17

It is the local farmers

and contractors who have got stuck

0:20:170:20:19

in and got the roads clear

for everybody to manage

0:20:190:20:22

to get stuff back in.

0:20:220:20:23

People beyond the drifts hope to be

reached by road rather than air over

0:20:230:20:26

the next couple of days.

0:20:260:20:28

Danny Savage, BBC News, Cumbria.

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The Prime Minister is urging

developers to up their game

0:20:320:20:35

and build more homes in England.

0:20:350:20:39

Theresa May said for young people

owning a property is now largely

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unaffordable without "the bank

of mum and dad".

0:20:420:20:44

She said changes to planning rules -

which would penalise developers

0:20:440:20:47

who delay building on their land -

should help to deal

0:20:470:20:49

with the shortage of properties.

0:20:490:20:51

But Labour described

the measures as 'feeble.'

0:20:510:20:52

Here's our Home Editor Mark Easton.

0:20:520:21:00

The Prime Minister donned the Hi-Vis

today,

0:21:000:21:06

determined to show she's

tackling what she describes

0:21:060:21:08

as a housing crisis,

but Theresa May's not the first

0:21:080:21:10

senior Tory to get her shoes

muddy on a building site.

0:21:100:21:13

Remember him, and him, and him?

0:21:130:21:16

Today, the PM had the big builders

and developers in her sights,

0:21:160:21:24

blaming some of them

for putting profit before

0:21:260:21:27

their patriotic duty

to

0:21:270:21:29

restore the dream of home ownership.

0:21:290:21:30

The bonuses paid to the heads

of some of our biggest developers

0:21:300:21:33

are based not on the number of homes

they build, but on

0:21:330:21:36

their profit margins.

0:21:360:21:38

their profits or share price.

0:21:380:21:41

I

expect developers to do their Judy

Dunn duty.

0:21:410:21:50

Among possible planning reforms

is the idea that developers

0:21:500:21:52

with a reputation for not building

homes fast now be denied planning

0:21:520:21:55

permission by councils.

0:21:550:22:03

Not only do house-builders make

returns to their shareholders,

0:22:090:22:14

we are also cross-subsidising almost

half of the affordable

0:22:140:22:16

housing in this

0:22:160:22:17

country every single

year, so we are doing

0:22:170:22:19

the job of government.

0:22:190:22:20

For Conservatives, home

ownership is central

0:22:200:22:22

to their vision for housing.

0:22:220:22:30

The Prime Minister today said

she met young voters at thee last

0:22:330:22:36

election angry to get on the ladder.

0:22:360:22:40

To even think about affording

something like that

0:22:400:22:45

because the price is so high anyway

so I don't know how I would get

0:22:450:22:48

the deposit together

in order to buy one,

0:22:480:22:50

even if it was available.

0:22:500:22:52

But Mrs May also wants to keep

the Conservative core vote on side.

0:22:520:22:55

Hello, do you know

about Fair Oaks...?

0:22:550:22:56

People like these residents

in trueblue Surrey,

0:22:560:22:58

who are supported by their MP,

Environment Secretary Michael Gove,

0:22:580:23:00

in their opposition

to a new garden village.

0:23:000:23:02

Planning reform worries

these campaigners.

0:23:020:23:06

I think this will be a backward

step, and we are really worried

0:23:060:23:10

that these sort of developments,

which are really damaging

0:23:100:23:12

to the environment and the community

as a whole, will be pushed forward

0:23:120:23:15

against the people's wishes.

0:23:150:23:21

Some Conservatives want the Treasury

to relax borrowing rules so councils

0:23:210:23:24

and housing associations can build

many more genuinely

0:23:240:23:26

affordable homes.

0:23:260:23:29

Others see the priority

as protecting England's

0:23:290:23:31

precious green landscape.

0:23:310:23:33

It is a surprise perhaps

the Prime Minister didn't think it

0:23:330:23:36

wise to wear a hard hat today.

0:23:360:23:37

Mark Easton, BBC News.

0:23:370:23:44

The British actor Gary Oldman

is celebrating after

0:23:440:23:46

winning his first Oscar.

0:23:460:23:47

He picked up the award

for his portrayl of Sir Winston

0:23:470:23:50

Churchill in Darkest Hour.

0:23:500:23:51

The British short film -

The Silent Child -

0:23:510:23:53

starring six-year-old Maisie Sly

from Swindon who's profoundly deaf -

0:23:530:23:56

also won an Oscar.

0:23:560:23:57

But the night belonged

to The Shape of Water,

0:23:570:24:02

which won four Oscars,

including best film.

0:24:020:24:04

Our Arts Editor Will

Gompertz was there.

0:24:040:24:11

Denied began with host Jimmy Kimmel

using his opening monologue to round

0:24:130:24:19

up some of the elephants in the

room.

Black panther and wonder woman

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come I remember a time when the

major studios didn't believe a

0:24:240:24:29

minority or a woman could open a

superhero movie. The reason I

0:24:290:24:32

remember that time is because it was

March of last year.

0:24:320:24:35

That joke set the agenda

for the evening.

0:24:350:24:37

In the year of the 90th

Academy Awards, it was Time's Up

0:24:370:24:40

for a monocultural,

male-dominated movie business.

0:24:400:24:42

It's a new day in Hollywood...

0:24:420:24:43

..said Jennifer Lawrence,

before announcing that the winner

0:24:430:24:45

of actress in a leading role was...

0:24:450:24:47

Frances McDormand - Three Billboards

Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

0:24:470:24:49

So I'm hyperventilating

a little bit.

0:24:490:24:55

If I fall over, pick me up,

'cos I've got some things to say.

0:24:550:24:59

If I may be so honoured to have

all the female nominees in every

0:24:590:25:02

category stand with me

in this room tonight.

0:25:020:25:04

The actors...

0:25:040:25:05

Meryl, if you do it,

everybody else will.

0:25:050:25:07

Come on.

0:25:070:25:09

The film-makers...

0:25:090:25:10

Look around, everybody.

0:25:100:25:12

Look around, ladies and gentlemen,

because we all have stories to tell

0:25:120:25:15

and projects we need to finance.

0:25:150:25:18

The call for equality and tolerance

was made time and again,

0:25:180:25:21

and was perhaps best captured

by Guillermo del Toro,

0:25:210:25:23

whose film The Shape Of Water,

a story of misfits and outcasts,

0:25:230:25:31

won Best Picture,

and he, Best Director.

0:25:320:25:33

I am an immigrant

like many, many of you.

0:25:330:25:36

The greatest thing our art does

and our industry does is to erase

0:25:360:25:39

the lines in the sand.

0:25:390:25:42

We should continue doing that,

when the world tells us

0:25:420:25:45

to make them deeper.

0:25:450:25:48

Roger A Deakins, Blade Runner...

0:25:480:25:49

There were long-awaited wins

for two British veterans.

0:25:490:25:51

After 13 failed attempts,

the cinematographer Roger Deakins

0:25:510:25:53

finally converted a nomination

into a golden statue for his work

0:25:530:25:56

on Blade Runner 2049.

0:25:560:25:57

And for his portrayal

of Winston Churchill

0:25:570:25:58

in The Darkest Hour,

Gary Oldman won his first Oscar.

0:25:580:26:01

I say to my mother, thank

you for your love and support.

0:26:010:26:06

Put the kettle on.

0:26:060:26:10

I'm bringing Oscar home.

0:26:100:26:13

The Silent Child, a British film

about a deaf four-year-old

0:26:130:26:15

played by Maisie Sly,

won the short film category.

0:26:150:26:20

I made a promise to our six-year-old

lead actress that I'd sign this

0:26:200:26:24

speech, but my hands are shaking

a little bit, so I apologise.

0:26:240:26:29

Deafness is a silent disability.

0:26:290:26:32

You can't see it and it's

not life-threatening,

0:26:320:26:39

so I want to say the biggest

of thank-yous to the

0:26:390:26:41

Academy for allowing us

0:26:410:26:42

to put this in front

of a mainstream audience.

0:26:420:26:46

Such a great story, isn't it, well

done. Some of the reaction in

0:26:460:26:51

Hollywood is that the Oscars were a

bit boring, there were no surprises,

0:26:510:26:55

but that really underplays what was

last night, which I think is a

0:26:550:26:59

seismic change, underlined by what

Jennifer Lawrence said, it is a new

0:26:590:27:07

day in Hollywood. I think it will be

much more multicultural, it will be

0:27:070:27:10

across agendas. We had our first

transgender presenter last night. I

0:27:100:27:15

think we are looking at a major

moment in history of the Oscars on

0:27:150:27:18

this 90th Academy Awards.

0:27:180:27:20

Time for a look at the weather...

0:27:200:27:22

Here's Matt Taylor.

0:27:220:27:24

A little bit quiet on the weather

front this week?

0:27:240:27:27

A little bit quiet on the weather

front this week? Thankfully, yes,

0:27:270:27:29

not quite out of the woods as far as

winter is concerned, Stolberg

0:27:290:27:33

assigned across Scotland, snow on

the ground, falling from the clouds

0:27:330:27:36

as well -- still signs of winter

across Scotland. For other parts of

0:27:360:27:40

the country it feels like we have

rolled out the red carpet for

0:27:400:27:43

spring. Nottingham, it has changed a

bit since that picture was taken.

0:27:430:27:48

Low pressure is with us.

0:27:480:27:53

Low pressure is with us. Further

south, outbreaks of rain rather than

0:27:540:27:56

snow. Wet evening across Wales,

Midlands and into northern England

0:27:560:28:01

eventually. Overnight, snow over the

higher grounds. South East Anglia

0:28:010:28:04

not seen too much rain but

continuing to seek snow across the

0:28:040:28:10

Southern Grampians, rain around the

coast, temperatures not 1 million

0:28:100:28:12

miles away from freezing. A cool

start to tomorrow morning, touch of

0:28:120:28:16

frost here and there, clear skies,

some fog as well. Rain in early

0:28:160:28:21

northern England, the rest of Wales,

only a few drops of showers. Staying

0:28:210:28:29

cloudy across Scotland, rain and

hills now pushing its way

0:28:290:28:31

northwards. We could see a further

six inches of snow in parts of the

0:28:310:28:36

Grampians and the Highlands by the

end of the day, but temperatures to

0:28:360:28:38

the south-east are 12 or 13 degrees

has topped misses take you into

0:28:380:28:43

Tuesday night, tomorrow night into

Wednesday, some break around, still

0:28:430:28:46

snowing across northern Scotland, it

spreads its way across Orkney and

0:28:460:28:51

Shetland. For England and Wales, a

few more showers compared with

0:28:510:28:55

tomorrow, but fairly well scattered.

Most places will be dry after a

0:28:550:28:58

great start, sunny spells around,

although temper just down a little

0:28:580:29:02

bit on how we started the week, but

another cool start Thursday morning,

0:29:020:29:07

early mist and fog clears. Chance of

someone pushing through the Channel

0:29:070:29:10

Islands, snow in the Highlands and

Hebrides, in between one or two

0:29:100:29:13

showers, many places will be dry.

0:29:130:29:18

That's all from the BBC News at Six

- so it's goodbye from me -

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