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Counterterrorism police take over

the investigation into the suspected

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poisoning of a former Russian spy

and his daughter in Salisbury.

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Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old

daughter Yulia both collapsed

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suddenly in the city centre

on Sunday afternoon.

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It's believed the two were captured

on CCTV shortly before

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being found on a bench nearby.

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Her eyes were just completely white,

wide-open, but just white,

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and frothing at the mouth.

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And then the man went stiff,

his arms stopped moving.

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But he was still

looking dead straight.

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A restaurant and a pub remain

cordoned off tonight

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as the Foreign Secretary warns

there'll be consequences if Russia's

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found to be involved.

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Should evidence emerge that implies

state responsibility, then Her

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Majesty's government will respond

appropriately and robustly.

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We'll have the latest

on the investigation.

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Also tonight...

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Fat Britain - food companies

are told to cut the number

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of calories in their products by 20%

to deal with an obesity epidemic.

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Six months after Hurricane Irma tore

through the Caribbean, we report

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from the British Virgin Islands

where people are still homeless.

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And stealing the show -

the profoundly deaf

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six-year-old from Swindon -

the star of the Oscar winning film

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The Silent Child - on her LA debut.

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And coming up on Sportsday

on BBC News...

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Lord Coe denies misleading

the DCMS committee.

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He wants to continue the fight

against doping and insists

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athletics is not in tatters.

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Good evening and welcome

to the BBC News at Six.

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Counterterrorism police are now

leading the investigation into why

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a former Russian agent

and his daughter suddenly fell ill

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in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon.

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Britain's chemical and biological

weapons centre is testing

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the substance they were exposed to.

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Sergei Skripal - a double agent

who was convicted in Russia

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of passing state secrets to MI6 -

is fighting for his life in hospital

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along with his daughter, Yulia.

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It's still not known

what caused them to collapse.

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But the Foreign Secretary,

Boris Johnson, has promised a robust

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response if there is conclusive

evidence that Russia was involved.

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With the latest from Salisbury,

here's Tom Symonds.

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A father and a daughter apparently

struck down in public on a Sunday

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afternoon in Salisbury. The BBC

revealed today that Yulia Skripal

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had been visiting her father Sergei

Skripal, from Russia when it

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happened. They were left fighting

for their lives.

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Her eyes were just completely white,

wide-open, but just white,

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and frothing at the mouth.

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And then the man went stiff,

his arms stopped moving.

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But he was still

looking dead straight.

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CCTV images obtained by the BBC

appear to show Mr Skripal and his

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daughter walking together at 15.47

on Sunday afternoon. They were

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heading for a small park surrounded

by shops in the centre of Salisbury,

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called the Maltings. The camera that

capture these pictures is yards from

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where they were found. Police were

called at 4:15pm when people

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reported the pair were unconscious

on a park bench. Last night, the

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Italian restaurants nearby Zizzi,

was sealed by police, followed by a

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local pub, Bishop's mill. Did

somebody slip something into their

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food and drink? For the police, this

is a highly sensitive and

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potentially hazardous investigation,

not least for the officers involved.

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The key question of course is what

was the substance that left a father

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and his daughter in such a terrible

condition on the park bench covered

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by the tent behind me. There will be

toxicology reports prepared, but we

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understand that several police

officers were admitted to hospital.

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One has been kept in. Symptoms

include breathing difficulties and

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itchy eyes experts at the research

fertility Porton down are now

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involved, testing for a wide range

of substances. The research

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facility.

It could be toxic

substances or something

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radiological, something that is

similar to that used against

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Litvinenko. People will be looking

at the environment, what's on the

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closing, on the skin of the people

and what is in the blood and urine

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and other services.

So far the

Wiltshire Police force had been

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coordinating the operation but in a

significant development today...

The

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Metropolitan Police have confirmed

that because of the unusual

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circumstances, the counterterrorism

network will be leading this

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investigation, as it has the

specialist capability and expertise

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to do so.

After all, as the Foreign

Secretary made clear in Parliament

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this afternoon, this incident could

have implications for Britain's

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relationship with Russia.

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Should evidence emerge that implies

state responsibility, then Her

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Majesty's government will respond

appropriately and robustly.

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Sergei Skripal was arrested in 2004,

accused of spying for MI6,

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convicted, and in 2010 handed over

to Britain as part of a spy swap.

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Sergei Skripal's wife, elder brother

and son have died in recent years.

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The family believe in suspicious

circumstances. He has been living

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quietly here for some years, but

under his own name. He would not

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have been hard to find. Tom Symonds,

BBC News, Salisbury.

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The Russian Embassy in London says

the plight of Sergei Skripal and his

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daughter causes serious concern.

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But they also accuse the media

of fuelling an anti-Russian campaign

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by creating the impression

it was a planned operation

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by Russian special services -

something they categorically deny.

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In Moscow, a spokesman

for President Putin described

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the situation as tragic.

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From Moscow, here's Steve Rosenberg.

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It sounds chillingly familiar.

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Russia under suspicion of planning

and executing an attack 2000 miles

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away, in Britain.

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In 2006, the target was former

Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko,

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murdered in London.

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The man Britain believes

poisoned him is Andrei Lugovoy.

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Today, he dismissed claims

that Moscow had attacked

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Sergei Skripal as propaganda.

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TRANSLATION:

Why do

they say he was poisoned?

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Perhaps he poisoned himself.

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Or had a heart attack.

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You talk about propaganda,

but what about Alexander Litvinenko.

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The enquiry in Britain

into his death found that

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you had poisoned him,

probably on the orders

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of Vladimir Putin.

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TRANSLATION:

There was no

official investigation

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into Litvinenko's death.

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There was an attempt to accuse

Russia and a Russian citizen,

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me, of poisoning him

in Britain with polonium.

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As for the Kremlin, well,

it's been saying very little today

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about Sergei Skripal.

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President Putin's spokesman

told me earlier that,

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"We have no information

about what happened.

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We cannot comment."

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Although he did add

it was a tragic situation.

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But catching spies has become one

of Vladimir Putin's priorities.

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Yesterday, he congratulated Russia's

security service, the FSB.

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It uncovered 397 spies last year.

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Spy-mania, and now a former double

agent collapsing in Britain.

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Moscow denies any connection,

but it can only add

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to the chill in relations

between the UK and Russia.

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Steve Rosenberg, BBC News, Moscow.

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Sergei Skripal has been living

in the UK for several years now.

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He came to Britain as part

of a high-profile spy

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swap involving Russia

and the United States in 2010.

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So if he has been poisoned,

why would he be targeted now?

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Our security correspondent

Gordon Corera reports.

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Does the long arm of the Kremlin

reach all the way from Moscow to

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Salisbury in Wiltshire?

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And if the attack on Sergei Skripal

did come from Russia, why?

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After being released

from jail, Skripal had spent

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the last eight years

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living quietly in Salisbury,

but he still had enemies.

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Sergei Skripal had been imprisoned

in Russia for selling secrets to

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British intelligence here at MI6. It

was claimed he provided the identity

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of hundreds of Russians operating

undercover in Europe. Even though he

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had been pardoned as part of a spy

swap his former colleagues would

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still have regarded him as a

traitor.

The fact that he blew a

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whole range of Russian agents, there

may be personal animosity is there.

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The fact that he was a British spy,

a former member of the Russian

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military, in most Russians' minds,

it will categorise him as a traitor

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so there will be people who are

delighted to see him dead.

Nobody

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confirming Moscow was involved, but

there have been other incidents

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involving Russians in the UK. As we

have heard, most famously Alexander

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Litvinenko, another former Russian

spy poisoned in London's Mayfair.

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And other figures have aroused

suspicions.

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suspicions. Alexander died suddenly

jogging in Surrey. One study

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revealed traces of a rare toxin in

his stomach and a businessman

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campaigning of his death said not

enough has been done to deter

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Russia.

Based on the reaction of the

British government to the murder in

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Mayfair using nuclear material of

Alexander Litvinenko, which was

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nothing, it basically gave the green

light to Vladimir Putin that he can

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do whatever he wants here and he has

been doing whatever he wants for

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quite awhile.

It's still too early

to be sure where this investigation

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will go, but if the trail does

connect Salisbury to Moscow, then

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the pressure will be on the British

government to respond Gordon Corera,

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BBC News.

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Our Deputy Political Editor John

Pienaar is in Westminster.

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The question is, how seriously will

the government be taking this

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investigation?

They are taking it

seriously. Boris Johnson wasn't

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holding back today. The government's

national security council discussed

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this earlier today in Downing

Street. The Prime Minister was there

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and one government source told me

the aim was to respond robustly and

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send the message that Britain wanted

to be seen in the front line of

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nations confronting Russia's threat

to international order. This is

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about Britain's place in the world

as well. At one point today Boris

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Johnson also raised the question of

Britain's involvement in the

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football World Cup in Russia.

Although officials very quickly

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pointed out that was about officials

and ministers, not the

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and ministers, not the England

football team. The Russian Embassy

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this evening has issued a derisive

stadium, sarcastically mocking Boris

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Johnson for finding Russia guilty

before any enquiry has even started.

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But tonight the government is keen

to show that Britain will not be a

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country that stands idly by if it is

shown that a potentially aggressive

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power has carried out a murderous

plot on the streets of Britain.

John

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Pienaar in Westminster, thank you.

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A woman has been found dead

with stab wounds in her family home

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in South West London,

an hour after the bodies

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of her husband and two boys -

aged seven and ten - were discovered

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at the foot of cliffs

in East Sussex.

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Police say the woman was discovered

at the house in Twickenham.

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They're not looking

for anyone else in connection

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with the investigation.

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Lauren Moss is at

Birling Gap this evening.

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This is a beauty spot on the Sussex

coast line and it is very popular

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with walkers. It was a member of

public who called the police here

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yesterday afternoon around five

o'clock, and they found three bodies

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at the bottom of the cliffs on the

beach. A man who was 57 and two boys

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aged just seven and ten years old. A

vehicle was also found nearby. The

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bodies have not been formally

identified yet, but they believed to

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be a father and his two sons. At the

family home in Twickenham yesterday

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afternoon, police also discovered

the body of a woman in her 40s. She

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had been stabbed. Neighbours spoke

there today of their shock and said

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they were a normal family and they

had regularly seen the children

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playing outside in the garden. A

murder investigation has been

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launched but no arrests have been

made. Detectives say they are not

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looking for anyone else at this

stage in connection with what has

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happened here. STUDIO: Lauren Moss,

thank you.

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One of the two lorry

drivers who were involved

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in a crash on the M1,

in which eight people died, has been

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convicted of causing death

by dangerous driving.

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Ryszard Masierak was two times over

the drink-drive limit and had been

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stationary in the slow lane for 12

minutes before the accident,

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in August last year.

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He was found guilty of eight

counts of causing death

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by dangerous driving.

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A 17-year-old girl and a man have

been arrested after sustaining

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injuries during an incident

in a police vehicle in Perth.

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45-year-old Stuart Lymer

and the teenager -

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who can't be named -

had been missing since last Friday.

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The pair are being treated

in hospital after the incident,

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which is understood to have involved

a bladed weapon.

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Their injuries are not thought

to be life-threatening.

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Britain needs to go on a diet -

that's the stark message from

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leading public health officials.

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They say too many people eat too

many calories every day and it's led

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to an obesity epidemic.

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Now Public Health England is calling

on food companies to cut portion

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sizes for things like pizzas,

ready meals, processed meat

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and takeaways to try to reduce

calories by 20% over

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the next few years.

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Our health editor,

Hugh Pym, reports.

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It's time for action, and food

companies must cut calories. That's

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the demand from public health chiefs

who want to see new recipes, smaller

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portions, or more efforts to move

customers to healthy options. Here's

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the obesity problem. A child's diet

might include breakfast with nearly

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500 calories, a packed lunch with

more than 1000, an after-school

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snack at around 250, and pasta and a

pudding later with more than 800

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calories. But that is well above the

recommended limit for children. In

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fact, it's as much as eating an

extra meal a day. But with an ice

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cream van parked outside this school

in Salford today, parents told us it

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wasn't easy keeping their children's

diet is under control.

There's an

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ice cream van right there outside

the school. There is something

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everywhere, so it's hard, but I do

try.

If the children want ice cream

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covered a distant ice cream, don't

they.

Kids go in McDonald's and eat

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burgers and stuff and even I don't

know what calories are in them to be

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fair.

McDonald's, in fact, is one of

the big companies that has agreed to

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a calorie cutting plan for its

meals. And it has backed a campaign

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telling customers what they can get

if they want to stick to a 600

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calorie limit. Subway is another

Peppa Pig company publishing

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nutritional information and it says

all its individual items are under

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600 calories. Do you acknowledge

your Company and others have

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prohibited to this problem?

With

choice customers are today, there is

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so much choice on the high street

and four out of ten Subways

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prejudicing good is from our low-fat

range.

There is still a lot of

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detail to be worked out on how the

calorie reduction plan will work in

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practice, but fast-food change and

supermarkets have until 2024 to

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deliver the 20% cut. The question

arises, what happens if things are

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not on track.

What we need to see is

regular transparent reporting so we

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see which parts of the industries

are playing their role and who is

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lagging behind. If change does not

happen fast enough we need the

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government to introduce legislation

to make it mandatory.

There is

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already a sugar reduction plan for

cakes and other sweet items that has

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to deliver by 2020. But the new

calorie initiative for other food

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runs four years beyond that. Some

say that isn't fast enough to tackle

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what is being called an obesity

epidemic. Hugh Pym, BBC News.

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Our top story this evening.

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Counter-terrorism police take over

the investigation into the suspected

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poisoning of a former Russian spy

and his daughter in Salisbury.

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Still to come...

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A late-night for a little star.

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Family celebrations for six-year-old

star Maisie Sly, star

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of an Oscar-winning film.

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Coming up on Sportsday

on BBC News...

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Liverpool are set to reach

the quarter-finals of

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the Champions League for the first

time since 2009.

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Jurgen Klopp's side have a 5-0

lead ahead of tonight's

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second leg agsaint Porto.

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Six months after Hurricane Irma tore

through parts of the Caribbean,

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killing dozens of people

and destroying thousands of homes,

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many of the survivors

are still living in shelters.

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One of the worst hit places

was the island of Tortola,

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in the British Virgin Islands.

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More than 80% of the buildings

there were either damaged

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or completely destroyed.

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Aleem Maqbool has been to the island

to find out how the community

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there is recovering.

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He joins us now.

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We know that the British Government

is carrying out a review looking at

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whether it was prepared enough,

whether its response was good enough

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here

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whether its response was good enough

here after the storm We know after

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the last few days speaking to people

that many are till traumatised by

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what they went through and in many

senses are still living with the

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consequences of Hurricane Irma every

day.

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It is shocking that,

so long after the storm,

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there are still those

living in shelters.

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They are among the thousands whose

homes were torn apart by Irma.

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We've been here, like, five,

six months and nothing.

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It seems to me that everybody

just gave up on us.

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We're just here.

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Irma was the most devastating

hurricane ever to be

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recorded in this region,

barely a building on this

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island was left untouched,

boats were lifted clean into the air

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and dumped on the land.

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Tortola now still has the signs

everywhere you look that a massive

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storm came this way.

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Well, even though it is desperately

needed, tourism here has suffered

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immensely over the last six months

and they've suffered a huge below

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-- blow just in recent weeks,

with two of the biggest cruise

0:19:130:19:15

companies serving this area saying,

for this season, they won't be

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bringing their ships

to the British Virgin Islands.

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Peak season a couple of years ago,

sometimes it looks like there's

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more boats than water.

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You can't see the water

for the yachts.

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It's not a good feeling, you know,

back then to compare it now.

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It's not a good feeling.

0:19:290:19:30

The window went in.

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The window went in and went out.

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But light has been hard to come

by in the last six months here,

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just ask Rita, whose home was badly

damaged by Irma and who says,

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in this UK territory,

that she saw little aid from the UK.

0:19:440:19:47

We have no aid, apart from the six

bottles of water I get.

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That was it.

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I don't have no aid.

0:19:510:19:58

It was a common perception we heard

here, that apart from the work done

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by British troops immediately

after the storm, more

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could have been done.

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When we did need them to show

that we are truly a child

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of the United Kingdom,

I think they disappointed us.

0:20:070:20:09

So it changed our view,

in terms of the relationship.

0:20:090:20:16

The governor of these islands says

he's proud of the UK's contribution.

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We've got the electricity back on.

0:20:200:20:21

We've got businesses back open.

0:20:210:20:24

We've got all children

getting educated.

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So we won't under estimate the scale

of the challenge still ahead of us,

0:20:300:20:33

but we've made good progress

after the last six months.

0:20:330:20:35

It's been a massive effort by people

here just to get this far,

0:20:350:20:39

but they're worried again,

the next hurricane season

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is less than 100 days away.

0:20:410:20:42

Aleem Maqbool, BBC News, on Tortola,

in the British Virgin Islands.

0:20:420:20:50

President Trump says the world

is watching and waiting

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after reports that North Korea

is willing to discuss giving

0:20:530:20:56

up its nuclear weapons,

in return for security guarantees.

0:20:560:21:00

North and South Korea are due

to hold direct talks

0:21:000:21:03

at a summit next month.

0:21:030:21:04

Our North America correspondent,

Nick Bryant, is at the White House.

0:21:040:21:08

Tell us more about the reaction

there then?

It's the first time the

0:21:080:21:14

North Koreans raised the possibility

of abandoning their nuclear weapons

0:21:140:21:17

in return for security guarantees

from Washington. Previously

0:21:170:21:26

Pyongyang says they are

unnegotiatable it has been made with

0:21:260:21:29

cautious optimism. The President

said possible progress, "a serious

0:21:290:21:33

effort is being made by all parties

concerned. Maybe false hope, but the

0:21:330:21:37

US is ready to go hard in either

direction." The White House believes

0:21:370:21:43

its hard line stands against North

Korea is,ing. The tough sanctions,

0:21:430:21:47

the tough talk, the threats of fire

and fury the threats of totally

0:21:470:21:51

destroying North Korea and its

leader Kim Jong-un or Little Rocket

0:21:510:21:55

Man as Donald Trump insists on

calling him. There is a sense in

0:21:550:21:59

Washington that they have seen this

movie before. The North Koreans have

0:21:590:22:03

been engaged in talks and all the

time they have been developing a

0:22:030:22:08

nuclear capability which could soon

target east coast cities like New

0:22:080:22:13

York and like Washington. A

statement from the White House

0:22:130:22:16

tonight says this, "that they will

keep on applying maximum pressure

0:22:160:22:20

with all options on the table,

including the military option until

0:22:200:22:26

they see credible, verifiable and

concrete steps towards

0:22:260:22:31

denuclearisation."

Nick Bryant, in

Washington, thank you.

0:22:310:22:36

Thousands of people in parts

of the UK have spent a fourth day

0:22:360:22:39

without water after pipes that froze

last week burst as temperatures

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rose at the weekend.

0:22:420:22:43

Water companies have continued work

to restore supplies to homes

0:22:430:22:46

and businesses in London,

Kent, Sussex and parts of Wales.

0:22:460:22:49

The industry regulator, Ofwat,

said suppliers had "fallen well

0:22:490:22:52

short" on forward planning.

0:22:520:22:54

Emma Simpson reports.

0:22:540:22:56

A Sussex country pub with lots

of beer, but no running water.

0:22:560:22:59

Not today.

0:22:590:23:00

I'm really sorry.

0:23:000:23:03

That's all right.

0:23:030:23:05

They've been saying sorry

to customers since Saturday.,

0:23:050:23:11

200 lost bookings and counting.

0:23:110:23:12

How much is this all

going to cost you?

0:23:120:23:15

Probably £6,000, £7,000 so far.

0:23:150:23:16

It's devastation.

0:23:160:23:17

We can't open and we've lost food.

0:23:170:23:20

We've lost our revenue, you know.

0:23:200:23:27

Down the road, yet more emergency

supplies for households in need.

0:23:270:23:30

Oh, we're managing.

0:23:300:23:33

You know, we're British, aren't we!

0:23:330:23:36

They were helping themselves in west

Wales, and there are still thousands

0:23:360:23:39

without water in London.

0:23:390:23:44

Here's the problem, just one of many

burst pipes still being repaired.

0:23:440:23:49

No quick-fix, but

progress is being made.

0:23:490:23:54

The big freeze has put an enormous

strain on the water network,

0:23:540:24:00

but critics say the water companies

should be investing much

0:24:000:24:02

more in improving ageing

infrastructure and making

0:24:020:24:05

the system more resilient.

0:24:050:24:09

South East Water will invest

£450 million into its infrastructure

0:24:090:24:12

from 2015 to 2020.

0:24:120:24:16

We're dealing with an unprecedented

event here due to the weather,

0:24:160:24:20

where we've seen a 25% increase

in burst and water demand

0:24:200:24:24

over a couple of days.

0:24:240:24:30

Back at the pub, the chef's

cleaning, not cooking.

0:24:300:24:38

They just want to know

when they can re-open.

0:24:380:24:40

This ale won't keep

if it's not soon, yet more

0:24:400:24:42

money being poured away.

0:24:420:24:43

Emma Simpson, BBC News, Wardhurst.

0:24:430:24:48

There's been increasing concern

recently over plastic

0:24:480:24:55

waste in the environment,

but rarely has the problem been

0:24:550:24:58

illustrated so starkly as this.

0:24:580:24:59

It was filmed by British diver

Rich Horner off the coast

0:24:590:25:02

of the Indonesian island of Bali.

0:25:020:25:04

It shows the water strewn

with plastic waste, bags,

0:25:040:25:06

bottles and wrappers.

0:25:060:25:14

She swapped Swindon

for Los Angeles and became one

0:25:190:25:22

of the stars of the Oscars.

0:25:220:25:23

Six-year-old Maisie Sly,

who's profoundly deaf,

0:25:230:25:24

played the lead role

in The Silent Child, and the short

0:25:240:25:27

film won an Oscar on Sunday.

0:25:270:25:28

Maisie was there with her family,

watching on with all the stars.

0:25:280:25:32

Colin Patterson went to see her

as she soaks up the glory.

0:25:320:25:35

A star is born.

0:25:350:25:38

Six years old and profoundly deaf,

Maisie Sly has now played the main

0:25:380:25:42

role in an Oscar-winning film,

and seems to be pretty unfazed

0:25:420:25:45

by all the attention.

0:25:450:25:47

Just tell me about your

day at the Oscars?

0:25:470:25:50

I feel happy, I felt really happy.

0:25:500:25:54

I want her to speak...

0:25:540:25:58

The Silent Child is about a deaf

girl struggling to communicate

0:25:580:26:01

as her family don't want her

to learn sign language.

0:26:010:26:05

It was made by two former stars

of the show Hollyoaks.

0:26:050:26:08

The Silent Child, Chris Overton

and Rachel Shenton.

0:26:080:26:10

It won Best Live Action Short.

0:26:100:26:15

Maisie was up on the balcony

at the Oscars with her mum,

0:26:150:26:18

while her dad watched nearby

with family and friends,

0:26:180:26:20

and this was their reaction.

0:26:200:26:21

The Silent Child...

0:26:210:26:22

SCREAMING.

0:26:220:26:28

After midnight, the winner

made her entrance.

0:26:280:26:34

And as for what's next -

well, Maisie could return

0:26:340:26:37

to the role, there are plans

to adapt The Silent Child

0:26:370:26:39

into a full length feature.

0:26:390:26:41

Absolutely extending the film's

what we would like to do next.

0:26:410:26:44

We asked Maisie what she wants to do

next and she said she wants

0:26:440:26:48

to do some colouring.

0:26:480:26:49

Which I think is

a much better answer.

0:26:490:26:51

Yeah.

0:26:510:26:52

Gold, gold colouring?

0:26:520:26:53

Probably.

0:26:530:26:54

She'll be drawing a lot

of pictures of Oscars, I think.

0:26:540:26:56

I bet she will.

0:26:560:26:58

Colin Patterson, BBC

News, Los Angeles.

0:26:580:27:00

Time for a look at the weather.

0:27:000:27:02

Here's Matt Taylor.

0:27:020:27:03

Battle of the seasons at the moment

across the UK. Spring has arrived to

0:27:070:27:12

parts of England and Wales and

Northern Ireland adding to the thaw

0:27:120:27:16

with sunshine there earlier in

Carmarthenshire. Different story in

0:27:160:27:20

Scotland, though. Winter has been in

place throughout the day and pretty

0:27:200:27:26

heavy snowfall around the Grampians

and the highlands and some of the

0:27:260:27:31

sheep have been fighting that as

well as us mere humans. The snow

0:27:310:27:36

more confined to the highlands and

will fizzle out through tonight.

0:27:360:27:39

Elsewhere showers to the west. Wet

weather close to the Channel Islands

0:27:390:27:42

at the moment. That may fringe in

towards the far south-east by the

0:27:420:27:46

end of the night and dawn on

Wednesday morning. In between clear

0:27:460:27:48

skies around. It will be a colder

night than last night. Temperatures

0:27:480:27:52

low enough anywhere for a touch of

frost. Ice on the ground into the

0:27:520:27:55

morning. For many it will be a

brighter start than today. We have

0:27:550:28:00

cloud, outbreaks of rain across the

far north of Scotland, Auckney and

0:28:000:28:04

Shetland.

0:28:040:28:10

Shetland. Wetter weather into East

Anglia, showers to the west. Hail

0:28:100:28:13

mixed in with showers in south-west

England. The thaw will continue

0:28:130:28:20

elsewhere with temperatures in high

single figures if not double

0:28:200:28:23

figures. Low pressure still in

charge as we go into Thursday

0:28:230:28:27

morning. Watching the development of

weather fronts close to the south.

0:28:270:28:31

That will bring a wet day in the

Channel Islands. It could be further

0:28:310:28:34

north. South-east England watch the

forecast. The rain will not be too

0:28:340:28:37

far away. Showers on Thursday,

wintry over the hills. Rain to lower

0:28:370:28:43

levels. In between those plenty of

dry, reasonably bright and sunny

0:28:430:28:47

weather. Temperatures still getting

into double figures for one or two.

0:28:470:28:51

Frosty start to Friday. Some more

snow to come in the highlands, but

0:28:510:28:54

after a mild day elsewhere, after a

frosty start, rain will arrive from

0:28:540:28:59

the south-west and that will bring a

wet start to the weekend across

0:28:590:29:02

parts of England and Wales with snow

for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

0:29:020:29:07

A reminder of our main story:

0:29:070:29:12

Counter-terrorism police take over

the investigation into thement sped

0:29:120:29:16

poisoning of a were foer Russian spy

and his daughter in Salisbury.

0:29:160:29:20

That's all from the BBC News at Six,

so it's goodbye from me

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