20/03/2018 BBC News at Six


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS


20/03/2018

The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 20/03/2018. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

International pressure mounts

on Facebook over allegations

0:00:010:00:02

about the use of millions

of people's data.

0:00:020:00:07

Founder Mark Zuckerberg has been

summoned to parliament

0:00:070:00:09

to answer questions.

0:00:090:00:11

It follows allegations

that a British firm,

0:00:110:00:15

Cambridge Analytica,

used data from 50 million

0:00:150:00:18

Facebook members.

0:00:180:00:20

Of course individuals

should be careful.

0:00:200:00:21

Of course they should think

twice about who they're

0:00:210:00:23

sharing their information with,

but on the other hand it's really up

0:00:230:00:26

to the companies to get this right

and comply with the law.

0:00:260:00:32

We'll be asking what impact

the claims could have

0:00:320:00:34

on the giant tech firm.

0:00:340:00:36

Also tonight.

0:00:360:00:39

A Red Arrows Hawk has crashed

at an RAF base in North Wales.

0:00:390:00:42

Two people were on board - it's not

yet known if they survived.

0:00:420:00:47

Expelled after the nerve agent

attack - a plane carrying 23 Russian

0:00:470:00:49

diplomats leaves Britain

on its way to Moscow.

0:00:490:00:51

Cheaper fuel and food lead

to a bigger than expected

0:00:510:00:54

fall for inflation -

it drops to its lowest

0:00:540:00:56

level since last summer.

0:00:560:00:59

And on the brink of extinction -

the last male northern white rhino

0:00:590:01:02

in the world has died in Kenya.

0:01:020:01:07

And coming up on

Sportsday on BBC News.

0:01:070:01:10

England scrum half Danny Care

admits they let the fans

0:01:100:01:15

down after their worst

Six Nations finish.

0:01:150:01:17

But they're still aiming

to win the World Cup.

0:01:170:01:25

Good evening and welcome

to the BBC News at Six.

0:01:350:01:38

There's growing international

pressure on the social media

0:01:380:01:41

company Facebook tonight,

over measures it's taking to ensure

0:01:410:01:44

the security of the personal data

of the two billion people who use it

0:01:440:01:47

around the world.

0:01:470:01:50

It follows allegations

from a whistleblower that

0:01:500:01:52

information about 50 million

of its users has been harvested

0:01:520:01:57

from the site by the British firm

Cambridge Analytica and used

0:01:570:02:00

for political purposes.

0:02:000:02:01

Facebook's boss, Mark Zuckerberg,

was today ordered to appear before

0:02:010:02:04

MPs to answer allegations.

0:02:040:02:05

Here's our business

editor, Simon Jack.

0:02:050:02:11

In the information age personal data

is the new currency s and we spend

0:02:110:02:15

it liberally on social media

platforms, how old we are, whether

0:02:150:02:18

we are in a relationship, what our

political leanings, this could be

0:02:180:02:22

gathered an used. Cambridge

Analytica is a company which does

0:02:220:02:26

exactly that and it is at the centre

of a storm that has rocked some of

0:02:260:02:30

the biggest companies in the world.

It starred with an app which invited

0:02:300:02:35

Facebook users to do a personality

test, 270,000 downloaded it. It

0:02:350:02:40

collected personal information on

them, their friends, their friends,

0:02:400:02:44

friends and so on until it had info

on 50 million user, but that data

0:02:440:02:49

was passed to Cambridge Analytica,

which allegedly used it to influence

0:02:490:02:52

the Presidential election in the US,

using targeted messages, a charge

0:02:520:02:57

denied by the company.

The UK's data Watchdog said she had

0:02:570:03:02

concerns about the company for some

time.

These allegations are very

0:03:020:03:06

serious, they came to the attention

of our office some months ago and on

0:03:060:03:13

the 7th March I issued a demand for

information to Cambridge, they did

0:03:130:03:17

not comply with that, so now I am

moving ahead to seek a warrant so I

0:03:170:03:23

can search premises and data.

Separately Cambridge Analytica

0:03:230:03:34

executives were veeblingtly filmed

by Channel 4 on advice on how to

0:03:340:03:37

influence politicians.

-- secretly.

0:03:370:03:45

Cambridge Analytica said it has been

grossly misrespected.

0:03:450:03:51

Whether this tiny consultancy was

involved in inflews the election

0:03:510:03:55

there is an old adage which says

that if the services you are getting

0:03:550:04:00

are free, then you are the product,

served up to advertisers who are

0:04:000:04:05

convinced that highly targeted

messages constructed round detailed

0:04:050:04:09

personal information really work.

Since the scandal broke, Facebook

0:04:090:04:14

has seen £50 billion wiped off its

value and the pressure on the

0:04:140:04:18

company was cranked up today, when

the federal trade commission

0:04:180:04:21

announced it will investigate its

handling of customer data. It has

0:04:210:04:25

the power to Levy enormous fines.

Facebook denied any wrongdoing,

0:04:250:04:30

could this be a moment of reck cob

for the way our data is used?

For

0:04:300:04:35

the first time things that people

suspected have surfaced, thanks to

0:04:350:04:41

the testimony of whistle-blowers,

now we are finally seeing the

0:04:410:04:46

leaders of these companies are being

called to testify in front of

0:04:460:04:50

Parliament. Analysts are dumping

their stock as a vote of no

0:04:500:04:54

confidence. This is a moment it will

incentivise change.

The facts of our

0:04:540:05:00

lives have value. Mark Zuckerberg

will have the chance to tell MPs how

0:05:000:05:04

safely the information is kept.

Simon Jack, BBC

0:05:040:05:08

Simon Jack, BBC News.

0:05:080:05:09

Our North America technology

correspondent Dave Lee

0:05:090:05:11

is in San Francisco.

0:05:110:05:14

Facebook, a huge global company now,

the pressure is mowning, how

0:05:140:05:17

significant a moment is this for

them?

I think this could be a hugely

0:05:170:05:23

significant moment for them, indeed

for Silicon Valley in general. The

0:05:230:05:27

mood here is that the era of tech

self regulation may be reaching an

0:05:270:05:33

end, we nuns the last hour, there

has been a meeting at face book with

0:05:330:05:39

employees but it wasn't chaired by

Mark Zuckerberg or his deputy, we

0:05:390:05:42

haven't here from either of them

since this news broke on Friday.

0:05:420:05:48

Internally and externally as we have

been hearing they are facing

0:05:480:05:52

investigations on both sides of the

Atlantic and the impact on the

0:05:520:05:56

company's value has been to the tune

of round $50 billion, so in the

0:05:560:06:02

short-term, hugely significant and

also as we are learning in the

0:06:020:06:05

long-term it will have real impact

on how this company does its

0:06:050:06:08

business.

Thank

0:06:080:06:11

Thank you.

0:06:110:06:12

A Red Arrows jet has crashed at RAF

Valley airbase in Anglesey.

0:06:120:06:15

Two members of crew were onboard

the Hawk aircraft -

0:06:150:06:17

their condition is unknown.

0:06:170:06:18

Our correspondent Sian

Lloyd is at RAF Valley.

0:06:180:06:26

Yes, the Red Arrows Hawk crashed

round 1.30 this afternoon shortly

0:06:290:06:34

after take off. It was on its way

back to RAF Scampton which is where

0:06:340:06:39

the Red Arrows were based. Two

people were onboard, currently we

0:06:390:06:43

don't know anything about their

condition. An investigation has

0:06:430:06:48

already begun here, and this

afternoon we have seen a great deal

0:06:480:06:51

of activity, both in the skies and

also on the ground. The air

0:06:510:06:58

ambulance was called, an emergency

ambulance was called to the scene

0:06:580:07:00

and we have seen a number of police

vehicles which have secured the

0:07:000:07:04

perimeter here of the base. Now,

later on this evening, we are

0:07:040:07:09

expecting a statement, but the

Ministry of Defence have said that

0:07:090:07:13

they would not be speculating about

any of the details, or the possible

0:07:130:07:17

cause. It is far too early days for

that.

0:07:170:07:22

When we get that information we will

bring it to

0:07:220:07:29

23 Russian diplomats

and their families have now left

0:07:290:07:31

the UK after being expelled

by the British government over

0:07:310:07:34

the Salisbury nerve agent

attack on a former spy.

0:07:340:07:36

They left on a plane bound

for Moscow this afternoon

0:07:360:07:38

as the Prime Minister Theresa May

chaired a meeting with

0:07:380:07:41

the National Security Council

to decide if further sanctions

0:07:410:07:43

should be imposed on Russia.

0:07:430:07:44

Our diplomatic coreespondent,

James Landale reports.

0:07:440:07:49

It was dubbed 'expulsion day' -

the moment Russian diplomats

0:07:490:07:51

and their families began the long

journey home from their embassy

0:07:510:07:54

in London, sent packing

after their government was blamed

0:07:540:07:56

by Britain for the nerve agent

attack in Salisbury.

0:07:560:08:03

Those staying behind gathered

outside to hug their colleagues,

0:08:030:08:06

wave goodbye and, yes,

shed the odd tear, as the long

0:08:060:08:08

cavalcade of coaches and cars

left for the airport.

0:08:080:08:10

The embassy released pictures

of a reception last Friday,

0:08:100:08:13

in honour of the 23 departing

officials accused by Britain

0:08:130:08:15

of being undeclared intelligence

officers, forced to swap

0:08:150:08:17

the attractions of London diplomacy

for a new and perhaps

0:08:170:08:19

different life in Moscow.

0:08:190:08:27

At sunset, the Russian Ambassador

shook the hands of the departing

0:08:300:08:32

officials, spouses and children,

as they boarded the aircraft home.

0:08:320:08:35

His embassy said in all,

about 80 people were leaving,

0:08:350:08:37

in what is the biggest expulsion

of Russian diplomats

0:08:370:08:39

from Britain since the Cold War.

0:08:390:08:47

In a tweet, he bade

farewell to his colleagues,

0:08:550:08:57

after what he called 'the hostile

move of the UK Government'.

0:08:570:09:02

Morning!

0:09:020:09:03

What's our next move

against the Russians?

0:09:030:09:04

Today, ministers gathered to decide

what Britain should do next.

0:09:040:09:07

Russia's already announced that 23

British diplomats must leave

0:09:070:09:09

Moscow by the weekend.

0:09:090:09:10

And the decision was

to impose no further

0:09:100:09:12

sanctions on Russia -

at least, for now.

0:09:120:09:18

The Government clearly wants to keep

up international pressure and not

0:09:180:09:21

get sucked into a bilateral

tit-for-tat row with Moscow.

0:09:210:09:23

Today, the Foreign Secretary,

Boris Johnson, confirmed

0:09:230:09:25

that the former Russian intelligence

officer Sergei Skripal

0:09:250:09:27

and his daughter, Yulia, have been

in a coma since they were poisoned

0:09:270:09:30

two weeks ago.

0:09:300:09:38

This afternoon, the Russian plane

carrying its diplomatic cargo

0:09:400:09:42

finally took off from Moscow.

0:09:420:09:43

This weekend, British

diplomats will travel

0:09:430:09:44

in the opposite direction.

0:09:440:09:45

James Landale, BBC News.

0:09:450:09:53

The rate of inflation dropped

sharply last month, from3 to 2.7 %.

0:09:550:09:58

The price of petrol and food played

a key part in the fall.

0:09:580:10:01

Economists believe the fall

will ease the pressure on the Bank

0:10:010:10:03

of England to raise interest rates.

0:10:030:10:05

Here's our economics

editor, Kamal Ahmed.

0:10:050:10:12

Mixing in a new ingredient,

after over a year of rising

0:10:120:10:15

inflation, today better news,

a fall, as food costs ease

0:10:150:10:17

and fuel costs drop.

0:10:170:10:21

Inflation can often start here,

firms that make the stuff we buy.

0:10:210:10:24

If their costs are cut, then prices

for us often go the same way.

0:10:240:10:31

There's not many costs that

are coming down Down,

0:10:310:10:33

but the two things we have

identified are distribution

0:10:330:10:36

costs for us.

0:10:360:10:37

We've definitely seen

those ease off, but also

0:10:370:10:39

in digital and technology.

0:10:390:10:40

A bit more upbeat maybe.

0:10:400:10:43

Were people in East London though

feeling the effects quite yet?

0:10:430:10:46

All the necessities

you need to live, nothing's

0:10:460:10:48

cheap - gas, electric.

0:10:480:10:51

You spend more day-to-day on things

that are going up than what you go

0:10:510:10:54

to buy that's going down.

0:10:540:11:02

For millions of people today's fall

in inflation brings into sharp focus

0:11:030:11:06

one of the most important issues

facing the UK economy.

0:11:060:11:09

That income squeeze,

prices rising faster than wages,

0:11:090:11:11

leaving people worse off

month by month.

0:11:110:11:12

Today, a glimmer of hope.

0:11:120:11:14

With inflation easing and wage

rises strengthening,

0:11:140:11:15

could that income squeeze be coming

to an end this year?

0:11:150:11:18

Before 2017 wages were rising faster

than prices, meaning that people

0:11:180:11:20

were slightly better off each month.

0:11:200:11:29

Then last year that reversed,

inflation rose quickly

0:11:350:11:38

following the Brexit referendum,

which saw a fall in the value

0:11:380:11:41

of the pound and an increase

in the price of imports.

0:11:410:11:43

Now the pound is stronger,

inflation is falling

0:11:430:11:45

and wages are catching up.

0:11:450:11:47

Could those lines cross in 2018.

0:11:470:11:54

The impact of the fall in the pound

of course meant that imported

0:11:540:11:57

inflation was quite high.

0:11:570:11:58

Thatle effect is fading.

0:11:580:12:00

Increasingly now we're

seeing inflation coming

0:12:000:12:01

from domestic sources.

0:12:010:12:02

So higher wage growth in particular

is driving up costs.

0:12:020:12:10

Inflation risk has not drained away

and wage growth will keep mind

0:12:120:12:15

focused at the bank.

0:12:150:12:16

Its signalled that it will raise

interest rates in the next few

0:12:160:12:19

months to control any

future price rises.

0:12:190:12:20

Kamal Ahmed, BBC News.

0:12:200:12:26

Our top story this evening:

0:12:260:12:31

International pressure mounts

on Facebook over allegations

0:12:310:12:33

about the use of millions

of people's data.

0:12:330:12:39

Why this air ambulance team is

heading to the is a haarwhere for

0:12:390:12:42

the toughest foot race on earth.

0:12:420:12:44

the toughest foot race on earth.

0:12:440:12:45

Coming up on Sportsday, on BBC News:

0:12:450:12:47

We meet the man trying

to take Anthony Joshua's

0:12:470:12:49

heavyweight titles away.

0:12:490:12:50

WBO champion Joseph Parker takes

on the British fighter in just under

0:12:500:12:53

two weeks in Cardiff.

0:12:530:13:01

Now, if there's one thing that can

really unite motorists and cyclists,

0:13:020:13:05

it is potholes and the state

of Britain's roads.

0:13:050:13:07

One in five roads is in a poor

condition, according to new figures,

0:13:070:13:10

and local authorities are struggling

to fund improvements.

0:13:100:13:12

The recent snow and cold has

certainly not helped.

0:13:120:13:18

The BBC's looked at data for roads -

it doesn't include motorways -

0:13:180:13:21

in England, Scotland and Wales

and found that in England just 5%

0:13:210:13:24

of them were deemed to be

in a poor condition.

0:13:240:13:27

Meanwhile, 10% of the roads

in Wales are in a bad way.

0:13:270:13:29

In Scotland, more than a third

of the roads are of poor quality

0:13:290:13:33

or in need of inspection.

0:13:330:13:34

Lorna Gordon reports from Glasgow.

0:13:340:13:42

Cracking, crumbling and potholes.

0:13:440:13:45

Look familiar?

0:13:450:13:46

You don't have to go far

to come across them.

0:13:460:13:49

As you travel on our roads.

0:13:490:13:52

Well, dreadful, aren't they?

0:13:520:13:54

Potholes everywhere.

0:13:540:13:58

Do you find yourself

dodging them much?

0:13:580:14:00

Very much so, especially in the wet.

0:14:000:14:04

My car and my van we've had broken

springs due to potholes.

0:14:040:14:07

They're just everywhere,

you can't avoid

0:14:070:14:08

them really.

0:14:080:14:09

You just keep going over them

and hoping you're not

0:14:090:14:12

doing major damage to your car.

0:14:120:14:13

Hitting potholes could hit

you in the pocket as well.

0:14:130:14:15

Can do suspension damage.

0:14:150:14:16

Damage to the tyres,

which is the most common,

0:14:160:14:19

where you will get weather bulge

on a tyre or a nick or a cut.

0:14:190:14:22

On this back one here.

0:14:220:14:23

Generally you will find it's

on one side if it goes

0:14:230:14:26

through a pothole on the near side.

0:14:260:14:29

Costly?

0:14:290:14:31

Costly.

0:14:310:14:32

Very costly as well.

0:14:320:14:33

On average, about £100 is the damage

damage per customer because this

0:14:330:14:35

one's a bit more exes Spencive.

0:14:350:14:37

Expensive.

0:14:370:14:38

Going to be looking probably

about £1,000 for the four

0:14:380:14:40

tyres.

0:14:400:14:41

Many of us, whether in a car

or on a bike, will have found

0:14:410:14:45

ourselves dodging potholes.

0:14:450:14:46

Motor organisations

say the recent cold

0:14:460:14:47

snap will have led to some roads

deteriorating further still to the

0:14:470:14:50

point where the potholes are not

just annoying and potentially

0:14:500:14:53

costly, but increasingly

dangerous too.

0:14:530:14:54

Keith Ralph has cycled all his life.

0:14:540:15:02

In January, while commuting

through south London, he went over a

0:15:040:15:06

pothole, was knocked unconscious

and left with several injuries,

0:15:060:15:08

including a bleed on the brain.

0:15:080:15:13

When I came to a guy

got me to the side

0:15:130:15:15

of the road and apparently I was

unable to remember my name, where I

0:15:150:15:18

lived or anything.

0:15:180:15:21

Then I got popped into

an ambulance and taken to

0:15:210:15:24

Lewisham Hospital where I was dealt

with quite swiftly.

0:15:240:15:26

Put on painkillers

and had the CT scans on

0:15:260:15:28

my brain, etc.

0:15:280:15:29

I was there for two-days.

0:15:290:15:33

From Silverstone to Suffolk,

motorists have been

0:15:330:15:34

recording the state of the roads

and the damage caused to their cars.

0:15:340:15:42

Oh.

0:15:430:15:45

Across the country,

from the centre of

0:15:450:15:47

Leeds to leafy lanes

on the

0:15:470:15:48

Norfolk borders, there are now

thousands of miles of roads that

0:15:480:15:51

need fixing.

0:15:510:15:58

Those responsible say

they are going as fast as they can,

0:15:580:16:00

but warn it will cost billions

to get them all back

0:16:000:16:03

into a good state of repair.

0:16:030:16:05

Lorna Gordon, BBC News, Glasgow.

0:16:050:16:09

A two-year-old girl has died

after the car she was in plunged

0:16:090:16:12

into a river in Wales.

0:16:120:16:13

Kiara Moore was pulled

from the vehicle in

0:16:130:16:17

the River Teifi in Cardigan.

0:16:170:16:19

Police officers say they're

investigating the incident and have

0:16:190:16:21

appealed for witnesses.

0:16:210:16:22

From Cardigan, Tomos Morgan reports.

0:16:220:16:24

Kara Moore, just two years old, had

it not been for the tragic events of

0:16:240:16:28

yesterday afternoon, she would have

been celebrating her third birthday

0:16:280:16:32

a week today. It's understood that

two-year-old Kiara was left in the

0:16:320:16:38

silver mini while a family member

went into offices nearby. By the

0:16:380:16:42

time the family member returned the

car car had disappeared. The police

0:16:420:16:46

were contact and a search was under

way. They believed the car to be

0:16:460:16:50

stolen. It transpired that the car

was in the River Teifl just yards

0:16:500:16:55

away. The toddler was airlifted to

the university hospital of Wales in

0:16:550:17:00

Cardiff, but doctors were unable to

revive her. Young families in the

0:17:000:17:03

town today have been paying their

own tributes by laying flowers by

0:17:030:17:07

the river.

She was a very lively

little girl. Very smiley. Cheeky

0:17:070:17:12

little smile she had all the time.

She... Her and her mum were always

0:17:120:17:18

together, always fun days out.

And... She had a happy little life.

0:17:180:17:23

Short life, but a happy little life.

Commenting on Facebook, Kiara's

0:17:230:17:28

father thanked the work of the

emergency services whilst also

0:17:280:17:33

paying tribute to his daughter

saying she had an "amazing but short

0:17:330:17:39

life." It's unclear as to how the

Mini came to be in the River Teifl

0:17:390:17:46

as family and friends mourn the loss

of young Kiara the investigation

0:17:460:17:50

into exactly what happened

continues. Tomos Morgan, BBC News,

0:17:500:17:55

Cardigan.

0:17:550:17:59

Hundreds of disabled people

are to benefit from an increase

0:17:590:18:01

in funding for a scheme designed

to help them into work.

0:18:010:18:04

From next month, the maximum grant

will rise to £57,000,

0:18:040:18:06

money designed to pay for support

workers and transport costs.

0:18:060:18:09

Our disability news correspondent,

Nikki Fox, has more details.

0:18:090:18:12

Ben has worked at this

large accountancy firm

0:18:120:18:14

for more than 17 years.

0:18:140:18:17

Work is hugely important to me.

0:18:170:18:20

I always had the goal of having

a career, to have a job,

0:18:200:18:24

to be able to support myself.

0:18:240:18:27

He has cerebral palsy and needs this

specialist wheelchair

0:18:270:18:30

and his support worker,

Mohamed, to help him do

0:18:300:18:32

the things he can't.

0:18:320:18:33

Thank you very much.

0:18:330:18:35

Ben relies on funding

through access to work,

0:18:350:18:43

a government scheme set up to help

with extra costs like this.

0:18:430:18:46

But in 2015 a cap was implemented

and because of this Ben was denied

0:18:460:18:49

the funding he needs

to replace his ageing wheelchair.

0:18:490:18:51

You feel that you battle so hard

to be able to come to work and work

0:18:510:18:55

full-time and hold down a job

for the length of time that I have

0:18:550:19:03

done and, in order to be able to do

that, you do need support,

0:19:040:19:07

and there seems to be

a complete lack of support

0:19:070:19:09

through the imposition

of the funding cap and the way

0:19:090:19:12

that it's managed.

0:19:120:19:13

Could problems like Ben's be

a thing of the past?

0:19:130:19:15

Today the Government has announced

an increase to the cap from just

0:19:150:19:18

over £42,000 to £57,200,

twice the average salary.

0:19:180:19:20

But campaigners say any limit

on the amount of money available

0:19:200:19:23

will have a negative impact,

particularly for deaf people.

0:19:230:19:30

Many need multiple interpreters,

and that comes at a cost.

0:19:300:19:33

The best way is to remove

the cap altogether.

0:19:330:19:36

What's most important is that people

have access to the employment market

0:19:360:19:40

regardless of how much that costs.

0:19:400:19:48

I think a slight raise in the cap,

we'll still be facing and dealing

0:19:490:19:52

with the same situation.

0:19:520:19:54

There are lots of disabled people

and campaigners that feel

0:19:540:19:55

there shouldn't be a cap at all.

0:19:550:19:57

Would that not be something

that you would consider?

0:19:570:19:59

We've really carefully worked

with our stakeholders and I'm

0:19:590:20:01

confident that this level of support

will meet the vast majority

0:20:010:20:04

of needs of disabled people,

enabling them to get into work,

0:20:040:20:07

stay in work and make

progress in work.

0:20:070:20:11

So while I am sat at my desk

during the day, I can move my feet.

0:20:110:20:19

Without this chair, Ben would be

unable to work and he's spent

0:20:190:20:22

thousands of pounds of his own money

keeping it going.

0:20:220:20:25

But the Government says it's

confident he and many

0:20:250:20:27

others will now be benefit

from the increase.

0:20:270:20:29

Nikki Fox, BBC News.

0:20:290:20:34

A 45-year-old male northern white

rhino has died in Kenya,

0:20:340:20:37

he was the last of his kind

in the world.

0:20:370:20:40

Sudan was in poor health and was put

down on Monday after his condition

0:20:400:20:43

worsened significantly.

0:20:430:20:46

His daughter and granddaughter

are the only female northern white

0:20:460:20:48

rhinos left, which means that

species is now on the

0:20:480:20:51

brink of extinction.

0:20:510:20:52

From Kenya, Alistair

Leithead reports.

0:20:520:20:56

And then there were two -

the last remaining northern

0:20:560:21:02

white rhinos on earth,

now that the last male, Sudan,

0:21:020:21:05

has died of old age.

0:21:050:21:13

A subspecies of rhino ever

closer to extension.

0:21:130:21:15

One is Najin, 27 years old,

Sudan's daughter, the other is Fatu,

0:21:150:21:18

his teenage granddaughter.

0:21:180:21:20

The last of what was once a great

species that roamed central Africa.

0:21:200:21:28

This was Sudan and for the last

few years scientists

0:21:300:21:32

and conservationists have been

trying to get him to mate.

0:21:320:21:34

They even put the 45-year-old

on Tinder as part of

0:21:340:21:37

a publicity campaign.

0:21:370:21:39

There was no other

animal quite like him.

0:21:390:21:42

It highlights first and foremost

the fact that human greed

0:21:420:21:46

and sometimes human activities that

are not controlled can drive

0:21:460:21:49

species to extinction.

0:21:490:21:52

The last wild northern

white rhinos were seen

0:21:520:21:56

here in Garamba National Park,

in the Northern Democratic

0:21:560:21:58

Republic of Congo,

but that was many years ago.

0:21:580:22:03

They became extinct

in the wild in 2008.

0:22:030:22:07

Well, Fatu and Najin are now

the last two remaining

0:22:070:22:10

northern white rhinos,

and obviously they're both females.

0:22:100:22:17

They are here under armed

guard 24-hours a day,

0:22:170:22:19

such is the continuing threat

to these animals from poachers.

0:22:190:22:21

They are now incredibly rare.

0:22:210:22:25

There are only 30,000 rhinos left

on the planet and Sudan

0:22:250:22:28

was unusual for his kind,

in that he died of old age.

0:22:280:22:33

Now it's up to the scientists

and a never before tried fertility

0:22:330:22:37

treatment in a last gasp effort

to save these animals

0:22:370:22:39

from extinction.

0:22:390:22:41

Alastair Leithead, BBC

News, in northern Kenya.

0:22:410:22:46

The television and radio personality

Katie Boyle has died aged 91.

0:22:460:22:51

Now our first model is Reg,

and he's wearing a navy blue

0:22:510:22:54

suit and a peaked cap.

0:22:540:22:55

Well, no.

0:22:550:22:59

She appeared in a number of TV

shows, but was perhaps best

0:22:590:23:02

known for presenting

the Eurovision Song Contest

0:23:020:23:03

for the UK during the '60s and '70s.

0:23:030:23:10

Its paramedics, pilots

and doctors save lives

0:23:100:23:11

across the capital every day.

0:23:110:23:15

Next month a big team

from the London Air Ambulance

0:23:150:23:19

are taking on the toughest foot race

on earth - the Marathon des Sables.

0:23:190:23:22

They'll be running 150 miles

across the Sahara desert,

0:23:220:23:25

six marathons in six days,

carrying all their own kit, to raise

0:23:250:23:28

money for the air ambulance charity.

0:23:280:23:31

And running with them will be former

patients and families

0:23:310:23:34

who owe them their lives.

0:23:340:23:36

I went to meet them, and a warning,

there are some flashing images.

0:23:360:23:40

I remember wheels turning across me,

and then I don't remember the impact

0:23:400:23:44

as such, but I remember

being on the floor, and really

0:23:440:23:51

panicking because I tried to get up

and I couldn't move my legs.

0:23:510:23:54

She was deathly white.

0:23:540:23:56

She had lost a lot of blood,

she looked like she was dying.

0:23:560:24:01

Can you hear me?

0:24:010:24:02

Three years ago, Vicky Labrecque

was cycling to work

0:24:020:24:04

when she was knocked off her bike

by a lorry.

0:24:040:24:12

Vicky, what we're going to do now,

is we're going to give

0:24:150:24:18

you an anaesthetic.

0:24:180:24:19

Her life was saved thanks

to a pioneering medical technique

0:24:190:24:21

carried out at the roadside.

0:24:210:24:22

So we really need to then crack

on and get her into the ambulance

0:24:220:24:26

and get her to the Royal London

as quick as we can.

0:24:260:24:28

I mean, if it hadn't been

for the air ambulance then

0:24:280:24:31

I wouldn't be here because they're

the only people that do this

0:24:310:24:34

procedure, and if that

hadn't happened then

0:24:340:24:36

I would definitely be dead.

0:24:360:24:37

They managed to save her life,

but the surgeon Tom Koenig wasn't

0:24:370:24:40

able to save her leg.

0:24:400:24:41

Now, three years later,

he will be part a team of medics

0:24:410:24:44

and patients heading to the Sahara

to raise money for

0:24:440:24:46

the air ambulance.

0:24:460:24:47

Joining them is Vicky's

sister, Marie.

0:24:470:24:49

I'm forever in debt to this charity.

0:24:490:24:50

What they did for me,

Vicky and my family is incredible

0:24:500:24:53

and they do it every day.

0:24:530:24:54

It's going to be an incredibly

emotional experience to be doing

0:24:540:24:57

this big challenge with a team

of people who saved my

0:24:570:25:00

sister's life, ultimately.

0:25:000:25:01

Running alongside Marie and Tom

will be another cyclist

0:25:010:25:03

who also owes her life

to London Air Ambulance.

0:25:030:25:05

I remember it happening.

0:25:050:25:06

I remember going under the wheel,

trying to get the wheel off,

0:25:060:25:09

trying to speak to the driver

afterwards to say sorry,

0:25:090:25:11

because I thought I was going to die

and he would have to live with that.

0:25:110:25:15

Chloe Baker, now a doctor,

was a medical student

0:25:150:25:17

when she was knocked off her bike

11 years ago.

0:25:170:25:20

The pilot who came to rescue her

remembers that day vividly.

0:25:200:25:23

This patient was self-diagnosing

herself and she, being a medic

0:25:230:25:28

of some sort, knew what she thought

she'd done, which is is really

0:25:280:25:36

rare, and we'd never

really heard of before.

0:25:360:25:38

For Chloe, just over 15 minutes

to get a trauma team

0:25:380:25:40

service right next to her,

I think that makes a massive

0:25:400:25:43

difference to any patient

in that situation.

0:25:430:25:45

Chloe now works alongside

the team who saved her,

0:25:450:25:47

and in three weeks' time they'll

all be swapping the London chill

0:25:470:25:50

for the Saharan sun.

0:25:500:25:51

We will suffer in those seven days,

but I think our suffering pales

0:25:510:25:54

into insignificance when you think

about the suffering that

0:25:540:25:56

our patients suffer.

0:25:560:25:58

I think from the first step to that

very finish line, which we hope,

0:25:580:26:06

I hope that we will all

pass together, it's

0:26:070:26:09

going to be emotional.

0:26:090:26:10

It will be great.

0:26:100:26:11

It will be great to bring everybody

home, and I'm thoroughly

0:26:110:26:14

looking forward to it.

0:26:140:26:15

The trauma surgeon Tom Konig,

who's about to set off

0:26:150:26:17

on a gruelling challenge.

0:26:170:26:18

Time for a look at the weather.

Here's Tomasz Schafernaker.

0:26:180:26:20

Different in The Sahara.

Certainly

not 45 degrees.

Today is the first

0:26:220:26:29

day of astronomical spring. The

weather has changed in time wem have

0:26:290:26:33

milder, I want to emphasise the word

"milder" weather for the next few

0:26:330:26:39

days. Tonight it will be pretty

chilly. The jetstream is broken up

0:26:390:26:43

here. That means that things are

starting to change in the

0:26:430:26:46

atmosphere. This side of the

Atlantic we are starting to see this

0:26:460:26:52

strong winds putting in weather

systems in our direction. That is a

0:26:520:26:55

clear side sign that the atmosphere

is reversing rather than weather

0:26:550:27:00

systems from the east, they will

come out of the west. The

0:27:000:27:03

temperatures will start to rise.

Relatively compared to what we've

0:27:030:27:09

had. Tonight, lots of clear weather

across the country. Good touch of

0:27:090:27:14

frost around, even in city centres

first thing in the morning on

0:27:140:27:18

Wednesday. The weather going down

hill, the jetstream pushing in

0:27:180:27:22

weather fronts. From the word go for

Scotland, Northern Ireland, pretty

0:27:220:27:26

cloudy here. Rain to the Western

Isles during the course of

0:27:260:27:32

Wednesday. To the south the skies

will clear over a little bit.

0:27:320:27:35

Temperatures up to 10 degrees.

Despite the cloud in Belfast it is

0:27:350:27:39

still up to around 10 Celsius I

think on Wednesday. Wednesday into

0:27:390:27:45

Thursday we see this plume of milder

air coming in our direction. We

0:27:450:27:49

could get into the low teens

depending on how much sunshine we

0:27:490:27:54

will get. Thursday the mildest day

out of the lot, not necessarily

0:27:540:27:58

sunny. We have a weather front

bringing rain to Belfast, cloudy

0:27:580:28:02

skies here. In the east and south it

will be dry and brighter. Despite

0:28:020:28:07

the rain in Belfast temperatures up

to around about 10 degrees. Spring

0:28:070:28:12

has kind of sprung. Kind of. Thank

you.

0:28:120:28:16

A reminder of our main story:

0:28:160:28:19

Two people were on board. The RAF

has said an engineer died in the

0:28:220:28:28

crash. The pilot survived and is

currently receiving medical care.

0:28:280:28:30

That is the latest from the RAF in

the last few moments.

0:28:300:28:37

That's all from the BBC News at Six,

so it's goodbye from me

0:28:370:28:57