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The deadline approaches

for Russia to explain its role

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in the Salisbury attack -

but Moscow warns Britain not

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to threaten a nuclear power.

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Police reveal more details

about Sergei and Yulia Skripal's

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last known movements before

they collapsed nine days ago.

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Detectives appeal for anyone

who saw them in this red

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BMW to come forward,

as they warn the investigation

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could take weeks.

as they warn the investigation

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The

as they warn the investigation

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The public

as they warn the investigation

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The public will

as they warn the investigation

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The public will continue

as they warn the investigation

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The public will continue to

as they warn the investigation

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The public will continue to see

as they warn the investigation

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The public will continue to see a

as they warn the investigation

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The public will continue to see a

great deal of police activity around

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the city, including more is being

erected. Don't be alarmed, it is

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necessary as part of this major

investigation.

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The Prime Minister has told Russia

to explain by midnight

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what happened as President Trump

gives her his support.

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It sounds to me like they believe

it was Russia and I would certainly

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take that finding as fact.

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Moscow has again denied

being involved and says it wants

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to see the evidence.

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Also tonight: Surprise

as President Trump fires Secretary

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of State Rex Tillerson

after a series of public rifts over

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Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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An upbeat assessment of the UK

economy from the Chancellor

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in his Spring Statement but Labour

claim he's ignoring a crisis

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in public services.

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What can I do for you, Mrs Whatsit?

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And Disney's new film

A Wrinkle In Time -

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why it's a bittersweet moment

for the black woman who directed it.

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And coming up on Sportsday

on BBC News...

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We'll round-up day one

of the Cheltenham Festival,

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where Buveur D'Air won the big race

of the day, the Champion Hurdle.

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Good afternoon and welcome

to the BBC News at Six.

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Police have been giving more details

about the last known movements

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of Sergei Skripal and his daughter

before they collapsed

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in Salisbury nine days ago.

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33-year-old Yulia Skripal arrived

in the UK the day before

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they were poisoned with a military

grade nerve agent.

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Time is running out for Russia

to respond to the Prime Minister's

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demand for a credible explanation

as to how the nerve agent

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ended up in Salisbury.

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The deadline is midnight tonight.

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Let's get the latest

from Daniel Sandford,

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who's in Salisbury.

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Police describe this today as an

extremely challenging investigation

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that unique and complex issues, and

that is because of the dangers to

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everyone involved from that Russia

and nerve agent used in what police

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call a despicable, reckless and

targeted attack.

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This evening, there was intense

police activity at the pound where

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Sergei Skripal's car was found

after being towed away

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from Salisbury town centre.

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Every day, the work has thrown up

a different location.

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Counter terrorism detectives warning

today that the operation in the city

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will last many weeks.

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We're sifting and assessing

all evidence available

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and we are exploring

all investigative avenues.

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This includes extensive

CCTV footage from across

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the city and over

380 exhibits so far.

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It's vital that we gather all

the evidence available to us and we

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leave no stone unturned in

establishing the full circumstances.

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Police believe Yulia Skripal arrived

at Heathrow Airport from Russia at

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2.40 in the afternoon

of Saturday, 3rd March.

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The next day, the day

of the attack, she and her father

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parked at 1.40pm on the upper deck

of the Sainsbury's car park in

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Salisbury and then

went to the Mill pub.

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They took a short walk to Zizzi's

restaurant, where they were

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between 2.20 and 3.35.

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At 4.15, they were found seriously

ill on a park bench.

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Police are asking anyone who saw

their car, this red BMW, between

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1pm and 1.45pm that

day to come forward.

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They said Detective Sergeant Nick

Bailey, who became seriously ill

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after becoming contaminated,

was

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making good progress.

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The two people targeted

in the attack, Yulia and

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Sergei Skripal, are still

in intensive care here in Salisbury

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Hospital, where staff are having

to use special precautions,

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because of the military

grade nerve agents.

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They're both in a critical

condition, but they're both still

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stable, which means they're not

getting significantly worse.

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I understand she is doing

slightly better than he is.

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Detectives said at this stage

they would not be making

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public any suspect they have

in this unique inquiry.

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Daniel Sandford,

BBC News, Salisbury.

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President Trump has made his first

public comments about the attack.

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He said as soon as the facts

were straight, America would condemn

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Russia or whoever it may be.

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And the European Union has said it's

ready to support Britain

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"in pursuit of justice".

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Here's our Diplomatic

Correspondent James Landale.

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It began as a brutal attack

on the streets of Salisbury,

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the poisoning of a former Russian

intelligence

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officer and his daughter,

that the UK blames on Russia.

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But it's become a global

diplomatic row, with Britain

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looking for allies in its

confrontation with Moscow.

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British ministers

meeting again to discuss

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the case have given the Kremlin

until midnight to explain how a

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nerve agent developed in Russia

ended up in Britain.

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If the response is implausible,

they are promising

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extensive measures against Russia.

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This is a brazen attempt to murder

innocent people on UK soil.

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Policemen still in hospital,

overwhelmingly likely or highly

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likely the Russian state was

involved, and the use of this nerve

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agent would represent the first use

of nerve agents on the continent of

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Europe since the Second World War.

As part of a huge diplomatic effort

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across Europe, British officials

told the chemicals weapon watchdog

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that Russia was implicated in the

use of chemical weapons. Germany,

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France and other allies offered

support without attributing blame

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but Donald Trump at least appeared

to accept Russia might be involved.

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Theresa May is going to be speaking

to me today. It sounds to me like

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they believe it was Russia and I

would certainly take that finding as

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fact. As soon as we get the facts

straight, if we agree with them, we

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will condemn Russia or whoever it

may be.

Russia is already subject to

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sanctions. Ministers insist these

damage Russia's economy but their

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impact on behaviour is doubtful.

Crucially these are largely EU

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sanctions, the UK cannot impose them

on its own. So what unilateral

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options is the Government

considering? Some of Russia's 58

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diplomats in London could be

expelled but that might promote a

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tit for tat expulsion. Russians

could face travel bans, but who and

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how? There could be tougher laws to

crack down on Russian officials

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guilty of human rights abuses, and

Russian television stations like RT

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could be targeted. Here at the

Foreign Office, they are also

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investing a lot of effort and

diplomacy in trying to bring

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international pressure to bear on

Russia but the bar is high. Russia

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has a veto at the UN and some EU

countries are reluctant to

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contemplate yet more sanctions. To

date, the Russian Embassy said

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accusations of involvement in the

Salisbury attack were groundless as

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diplomats promised retaliation

against any new sanctions.

Russia is

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not a country to be spoken to in the

language of ultimatums. I think it

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is high time the UK learned that.

But unless Moscow gives Britain a

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satisfactory answer by midnight,

some Russian diplomats here might be

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clearing their desks very soon.

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The Russian government has once

again denied being involved.

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Russia's Foreign Minister says

Britain isn't letting the Kremlin

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see the evidence of the nerve agent

attack, as required

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under international law.

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Sarah Rainsford in Moscow -

and something of a diplomatic

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standoff?

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I think that's right and it's only

going to escalate.

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going to escalate. Britain expects

some answers. The Foreign Ministry

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said he came to hear the Russian

protest against what Russia calls

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the sordid attempt to discredit this

country. Strong language coming from

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Moscow, and the strongest we have

heard yet coming from the minister

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himself, Sergey Lavrov. He has

essentially rejected the deadline.

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He said Britain is violating the

chemical weapons Convention by only

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giving Russia 24 hours to respond to

the allegation of a chemical attack.

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He says there should be ten days to

respond so unless the UK sticks to

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the rules, Russia has no intention

of doing so either, was pretty much

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the message from Sergey Lavrov. When

I asked him directly if Russia was

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responsible for the attack, he said

that was nonsense. We heard as well

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from his spokeswoman later today

with even stronger language. She

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said today, "Who does Britain think

it is issuing ultimatums to a

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nuclear power?" So no sign of Russia

even meeting the deadline or backing

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down on its stance over this attack.

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Our Security Correspondent

Gordon Corera is here -

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investigations continue and they're

now widening to include

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the deaths of other Russians.

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That's right, there have been a

series of questions over the deaths

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of other Russians and people

connected to Russia over the last

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decade or so in Britain. Follow your

question, the Home Secretary today

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said police and MI5 will review some

of those cases to check effectively

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there was nothing suspicious about

those. As if to make the point, we

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just learned today that the police

are investigating another what they

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call unexplained death in New Malden

south of London and they are

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investigating the death here of a

man called Nikolai Glushkov, who was

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a close ally and friend of Boris

Berezovsky, a critic of Vladimir

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Putin who himself died in 2013 and

is likely to be the subject of one

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of those reviews into so-called

suspicious deaths. Counterterrorism

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command are leading this

investigation in New Malden, they

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say as a precautionary measure given

the man's contacts, no evidence yet

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it is suspicious, and they are

saying there's no link to Salisbury

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but you can get a sense of the

change in context in the way these

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deaths are being viewed because of

the sense of what Russia might be

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able to do has changed, but very

much the priority for police and MI5

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will be the investigation in

Salisbury at the you.

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President Trump has

sacked his top diplomat,

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the US Secretary of State,

Rex Tillerson -

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apparently without warning.

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The two men have had

a series of public rifts

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over issues like Russia,

North Korea and Iran.

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Our North America editor,

Jon Sopel, is in Washington.

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Was this a surprise

or a long time coming?

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I think the White House are trying

to frame this as we are getting the

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right team in place for the

challenges ahead, most notably talks

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on North Korea, but there were

differences and on Russia the

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response to what happened in

Salisbury, part of those rifts.

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Nevertheless, even for those with

steel reinforced jawbones, the

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casual brutality with which Donald

Trump dispatched his Secretary of

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State today has left many

slack-jawed.

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Rex Tillerson was flying back to

Washington from a long trip to North

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Africa when he cut loose with

journalists but unknown to him the

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president had signed his death

warrant and it would be death by

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tweet. Mike Pompeo, director of the

CIA, will become the new Secretary

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of State. He will do a fantastic

job. Thank you to Rex Tillerson for

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his service. But Rex Tillerson is

not on Twitter so it fell to his

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chief of staff to ring him and

inform them of his demise, only

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after this from the president.

I

wish Rex a lot of good things, I

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think he will be happy, much happier

now but I really appreciate his

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service.

Rex Tillerson's fate was

probably sealed a long time ago when

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he apparently called the president a

moron, a claim the Secretary of

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State did not exactly deny.

I'm not

going to deal with petty stuff like

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that. This is what I don't

understand about Washington. I'm not

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from this place but the places I

come from we don't deal with that

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kind of petty nonsense.

Then there

was the public undermining of the

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Secretary of State by the President,

sending family members to do some of

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the work that would normally be done

by America's top diplomat and public

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shaming on Twitter like this. "I

Told Rex Tillerson that he's wasting

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his time trying to negotiate with

little rocket man". The new man will

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be Mike Pompeo. He recently spoke to

the BBC. On most things he's firmly

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aligned with the president but on

Russia he acknowledges the threat

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they continue to pose to US

elections.

I have every expectation

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they will continue to try to do that

but I'm confident America will have

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a free and fair election, and push

back in a way that is sufficiently

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robust that the impact they have

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robust that the impact they have on

our election won't be great.

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Tillerson and Trump never gelled, it

was a corporate titan but now

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political roadkill. Surely the place

with lowest life expectancy anywhere

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in the world, being a member of the

Trump Administration.

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Our top story this evening:

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The Salisbury nerve agent attack,

President Trump gives Theresa May

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his full support and says Russia

must provide unambiguous answers

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about what happened.

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Still to come:

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Victims of the sex offender

John Worboys go to the High Court

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to challenge his release.

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Coming up on Sportsday on BBC News:

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Can Manchester United join Liverpool

and Manchester City in the quarter

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finals of the Champions League?

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They face Sevilla at Old Trafford

tonight after a goalless first leg.

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The Chancellor, Philip Hammond,

has delivered an upbeat

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assessment of the UK economy,

claiming there's "light at the end

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of the tunnel" and hinting

at possible public spending

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increases in the Autumn.

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Mr Hammond delivered his Spring

statement to MPs, saying growth

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and employment were up and inflation

was set to fall.

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He's also given the clearest

hint yet, to the BBC,

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that he's prepared to increase

spending on health.

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But Labour accused the Chancellor

of ignoring a public

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sector funding crisis.

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Here's our political

editor, Laura Kuennsberg.

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Is there anybody out there?

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Number Eleven didn't want us to pay

that much attention.

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No fuss, no frills.

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REPORTER:

Do you have good

news today, Chancellor?

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Only the Chancellor

slipping off to work.

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THE SPEAKER:

Statement,

the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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But what was this, a cheery

Philip Hammond rushing to his place?

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If there are any Eeyores

in the chamber, they're over there.

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I, meanwhile, am at my most

positively Tigger-like today.

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Not much has changed

from the world outside.

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True, the economy will grow

a little bit faster.

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The debt will start to fall, just.

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The day-to-day deficit,

remember that, it's gone.

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But compared to other countries,

the economy is sluggish and slow.

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Spending will stay stay tight.

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I do not agree with those who argue

that every available penny must be

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used to reduce the deficit.

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And nor do I agree with the fantasts

opposite who argue that every

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available penny should

be spent immediately.

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But a glimmer for

the end of the year.

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If, in the Autumn, the public

finances continue to reflect

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the improvements that today's report

hints at, then, in accordance

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with our balanced approach,

I would have capacity to enable

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further increases

in public spending.

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That might have delighted his side.

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THE SPEAKER:

John McDonnell.

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But Labour accused him of not

being in the real world.

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Hasn't he listened to the doctors,

the nurses, the teachers,

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the police officers,

the carers and even his own

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councillors, they're telling him

they can't wait for the next budget.

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They're telling him to act now.

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But is he listening?

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This is the eighth year,

the eighth year in a row

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when a Conservative Chancellor has

said to the public that dealing

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with the accounts is more important

than what they might feel they need.

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Well, I hear what you're saying

Laura, but the facts

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speak for themselves.

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I've put £11 billion,

this is just what I've done,

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since I've been Chancellor,

£11 billion additionally into public

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spending in 2018-19 and have

promised to put more

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into the National Health Service

this year if we get a deal on pay.

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Many of your colleagues now believe

that the evidence is overwhelming

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for more money to go into the NHS

in the longer term?

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Well, the evidence is

clearly there that our

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population is getting older.

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That technology is developing

in a way that makes more and more

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interventions possible,

and indeed desirable

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in the health service.

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That does represent

a continuous upward pressure.

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Is the Cabinet at the moment

discussing how to find more money

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for the health service,

as some of your

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colleagues have told me?

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This is my responsibility

to look at these things,

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but of course we look

at all these issues.

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As we approach the budget

in the autumn and then

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the spending review in 2019,

of course we will look at all these

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pressures across the piece.

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Not good enough for these opponents

This is a Chancellor asleep at the

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wheel. He had to show he was

prepared to take action. In nothing

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in that statement creates

confidence.

The only solution is for

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us to get the full portfolio of

economic powers, devolved to Wales.

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What the Chancellor should have done

I think is to be much more open and

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honest with the public and say there

is no more p public money for public

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services, which is badly needed, we

will have to have an increase in

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taxation to pay for it.

Not

admissions the Government is ready

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to make. Hard choices that will

linger long after today. Along with

0:19:400:19:44

the Brexit bill, revealed to be

hanging around until 2064. Spring

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has not yet really sprung. Laura

Kuenssberg, BBC News, Westminster.

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Well, the Chancellor described

himself as positively tigger

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like about the economy today.

0:20:000:20:01

How much reason does

he have to be cheerful?

0:20:010:20:03

Our economics editor, Kamal Ahmed,

has been looking at the figures.

0:20:030:20:06

The verdict?

Yes, he was at his

Tiggerish best. The data, there is

0:20:060:20:13

evidence for the Eeyores around him.

The reasons for that are multitude.

0:20:130:20:17

Some of the better news is that

borrowing is better and growth is

0:20:170:20:21

better. Inflation is coming down.

Wages are starting to go up. There

0:20:210:20:25

could be a reversal of that living

squeeze that so many people have

0:20:250:20:29

been suffering over recent years.

That is the better news. For the

0:20:290:20:33

Eeyores there is this big challenge.

It's a big challenge for the

0:20:330:20:37

Chancellor. The new normal for

growth in the UK is 1.5%. That is

0:20:370:20:44

well below the 2% to 2.5% we used to

enjoy. The OECD brought it into

0:20:440:20:51

sharp relief. It said Britain's

growth next year would be at the

0:20:510:20:56

bottom of the G20 leading

industrialised nations. We used to

0:20:560:20:59

be at the top. That is the big

challenge for Philip Hammond, growth

0:20:590:21:04

that is not as strong as it used to

be. Less income for the Government.

0:21:040:21:08

Less ability to spend money on those

big challenges of health, defence

0:21:080:21:11

and the police.

Thank you.

0:21:110:21:19

A teenager accused of planting

a bomb on a Tube train

0:21:190:21:22

at Parsons Green in London has said

it became a fantasy

0:21:220:21:24

for him when he was bored

during the school holidays.

0:21:240:21:27

Ahmed Hassan admitted building

the device that partially

0:21:270:21:29

detonated last September,

but denies attempted murder.

0:21:290:21:30

He told the court the idea

of being chased by police was "very

0:21:300:21:33

attractive" and he wanted attention.

0:21:330:21:38

Two victims of the serial sex

attacker John Worboys have

0:21:380:21:41

taken their case to the High Court.

0:21:410:21:42

They're challenging a decision

by the Parole Board to release

0:21:420:21:45

the former taxi driver from prison.

0:21:450:21:46

Worboys has served 10 years in jail

for attacks on 12 women in London.

0:21:460:21:50

Tom Burridge was in court.

0:21:500:21:55

John Worboys tricked and drugged

young women. Just eight years ago,

0:21:550:22:00

he was jailed indefinitely for one

rape and several assaults in the

0:22:000:22:03

back of his taxi. When the Parole

Board announced earlier this year he

0:22:030:22:08

was to be released, it caused

outrage especially among his

0:22:080:22:12

victims. Now, two women he attacked

are hoping to overturn that

0:22:120:22:18

decision. One of them was in the

High Court today with war boys

0:22:180:22:23

appearing via videolink as we learnt

why the Parole Board thought he was

0:22:230:22:27

fit for release. It believed war

boys had become "open and honest."

0:22:270:22:32

That he had taken "full

responsibility for his offences" and

0:22:320:22:37

he had, the Parole Board thought,

"shown insight into factors could

0:22:370:22:43

cause him to re-offend." The case

put forward by the victims'

0:22:430:22:47

barrister painted a very Devon

different picture. He said that he

0:22:470:22:53

had still only admitted the attacks

on 12 women for which he was

0:22:530:22:57

convicted. She presented graphic

evidence to back up the police's

0:22:570:23:01

assertion he actually raped and

assaulted more than 100 women.

0:23:010:23:05

According to these court documents,

as recent as September, prison

0:23:050:23:10

officials decided to keep Worboys in

a category A prison because he was

0:23:100:23:15

deemed of sufficient risk. That was

just three months before the Parole

0:23:150:23:20

Board decided he should be released.

Those campaigning on behalf of

0:23:200:23:26

Worboys' victims say vital evidence

was ignored.

We heard in court today

0:23:260:23:29

that the Parole Board didn't listen

to the women who had been raped by

0:23:290:23:34

John Worboys or look at any evidence

from the trial or the judge's

0:23:340:23:37

finding that hes with a risk to

empiano. It looks like the Parole

0:23:370:23:41

Board's decision was completely

irrational to release John Worboys

0:23:410:23:44

and it's good we are able it review

that decision now.

The Parole Board

0:23:440:23:49

will present its case over why this

conle convicted rapist was ready for

0:23:490:23:53

release. The reasoning behind such

decisions is normally kept secret.

0:23:530:23:57

This case has raised questions over

whether that should change. Tom

0:23:570:24:02

Burridge, BBC News, at the High

Court.

0:24:020:24:07

Disney's new film, A Wrinkle in

Time, premieres in London tonight.

0:24:070:24:10

The film, which stars Oprah Winfrey

and Reese Witherspoon,

0:24:100:24:12

is already topping the box

office in America.

0:24:120:24:15

And what makes this film different

is that it's the first time a black

0:24:150:24:21

woman has directed such a big

budget film, costing

0:24:210:24:23

more than $100 million.

0:24:230:24:24

But Ava DuVernay says for her it's

a bittersweet moment.

0:24:240:24:27

Our reporter, Chi Chi Izundu,

went to meet her.

0:24:270:24:29

Your father has accomplished

something extraordinary.

0:24:290:24:33

Based on the 1962 fantasy novel,

A Wrinkle in Time tells the story

0:24:330:24:38

of a young teenage girl whose

scientist father goes missing

0:24:380:24:42

and it's down to her to find him

and save the universe.

0:24:420:24:49

And the only one who

can stop it - is you.

0:24:500:24:53

Wrinkle currently holds the number

two spot at the US box office.

0:24:530:24:56

Start over, and we'll burn it all.

0:24:560:25:04

In at number one is the Marvel

epic Black Panther,

0:25:060:25:08

which has also just surpassed

the $1 billion mark worldwide.

0:25:080:25:10

To the rest of the world.

0:25:100:25:12

Plus, it's the first time in history

that two black directors

0:25:120:25:15

with budgets over $100 million have

ever taken the top two

0:25:150:25:17

spots at the box office.

0:25:170:25:20

An achievement the Wrinkle

director, Ava DuVernay,

0:25:200:25:22

has described as bitter sweet.

0:25:220:25:26

There are amazing women

throughout history of cinema

0:25:260:25:28

who were black women,

women of colour, who should have had

0:25:280:25:31

these opportunities,

but Hollywood and the industry

0:25:310:25:37

didn't give them the opportunities.

0:25:370:25:41

So because Hollywood has decided

to give me the opportunity,

0:25:410:25:43

it doesn't really have to do

anything with me, it has

0:25:430:25:46

to do with the time.

0:25:460:25:47

So it's bittersweet when we hear

about some of these

0:25:470:25:49

firsts happening in 2018.

0:25:490:25:50

Do you think Hollywood's changed

towards people of colour

0:25:500:25:53

being forefront and centre of film?

0:25:530:25:54

Changing, not changed.

0:25:540:25:55

Changed means it's done

and it's happened.

0:25:550:25:57

That's certainly not the case.

0:25:570:25:58

But changing, I hope so.

0:25:580:26:01

That hope is turning into a reality.

0:26:010:26:03

Since the start of her career,

Ava has insisted on a diverse cast

0:26:030:26:07

and crew, something other production

houses and actors are

0:26:070:26:11

now actively including

in their contracts in Hollywood.

0:26:110:26:16

Here we're here trying to make

something that loves a wider

0:26:160:26:19

audience and we say,

we love you back - if you're a girl,

0:26:190:26:22

if you're a person of colour,

if you're a Caucasian boy,

0:26:220:26:25

if you're a south east Asian woman,

if you're a Filipino boy.

0:26:250:26:28

We have everybody in this film

because we want the film to love

0:26:280:26:32

everyone so they can see a bit

of themselves in it.

0:26:320:26:35

Chi Chi Izundu, BBC News.

0:26:350:26:36

Time for a look at the weather.

Here's Ben Rich.

0:26:360:26:39

Time for a look at the weather.

Here's Ben Rich.

0:26:390:26:41

More snow on the way?

Yeah not until

the weekend and not for everyone.

0:26:410:26:46

Will firm up on the details of where

the snow will fall.

Today many of us

0:26:460:26:51

got to enjoy sunshine across western

parts of the UK. This picture came

0:26:510:26:56

to us from a weather watcher from

Helensburgh, blue skies overhead.

0:26:560:27:02

You can see from the satellite

picture the eastern side of Scotland

0:27:020:27:06

and eastern side of England had more

cloud. It produced the odd shower.

0:27:060:27:11

For most places the cloud has been

breaking up. So, as we go through

0:27:110:27:15

tonight, for central and eastern

areas where we keep clear skies

0:27:150:27:20

temperatures will dip away, close to

freezing. Some spots just below. A

0:27:200:27:24

touch of frost and mist patches as

well. Out west the beginnings of a

0:27:240:27:28

change. Thickening cloud, outbreaks

of rain and strengthening winds as

0:27:280:27:33

well. This area of low pressure will

be working its way in from the west

0:27:330:27:37

as we go into tomorrow morning.

Strong winds, which could touch gale

0:27:370:27:41

force in western areas, but those

winds coming from a mild place. Very

0:27:410:27:47

mild air moving across the country.

Whereas today the western areas had

0:27:470:27:51

the best of the brightness it will

be eastern areas with the best of

0:27:510:27:55

the brightingness. Eastern Scotland

and eastern England holding on to

0:27:550:28:00

sunshine which will turn hazy.

Further west a different story. For

0:28:000:28:04

the south-west of England persistent

rain that could cause flooding and

0:28:040:28:09

travel issues. That will fringe into

Wales and Northern Ireland could see

0:28:090:28:13

disruption from that persistent

rain. Across western areas there

0:28:130:28:17

will be strong winds, touching gale

force in the most exposed spots. All

0:28:170:28:21

the while those pars parts of

northern and eastern Scotland,

0:28:210:28:24

central and eastern England holding

on to the hazy sunshine. With the

0:28:240:28:29

mild air from the south 12 degrees

in Edinburgh and 14 in London. Don't

0:28:290:28:33

get used to temperatures like those.

As we head through the coming days

0:28:330:28:36

the temperatures slowly dipping

away. The north you see on Thursday

0:28:360:28:40

and Friday temperatures in Edinburgh

down to eight, seven, six degrees.

0:28:400:28:45

By the weekend significantly colder

wherever you are. There is the

0:28:450:28:49

potential for some snow. As I I said

at the start we have to keep a close

0:28:490:28:55

eye on the exact details of where.

0:28:550:28:58

at the start we have to keep a close

eye on the exact details of where.

0:28:580:29:00

Our main story. President Trump

gives Theresa May his full support

0:29:000:29:06

and says Russia must provide

unambiguous answers about what

0:29:060:29:08

happened. That's it from us.

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