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the new community. at this community has given them a warm welcome. organising events like this one. a chance for the children to meet someone new. when they come into the centre the children will be playing around in the hall. you can see the smiles on their face and they're talking to each other. that's quite heart fulfilling. there's something i've done today that's been worthwhile. it's thought about 1700 syrian refugees will be settled in yorkshire by the end of 2018, hopefully bringing some much—needed joy to their world. there is disruptive weather coming in our direction. travel was disrupted across the capital. at the
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other end of the uk we've had some proper wintry christmassy weather with snow over some highland villages. as you are probably aware, it's storm barbara we are most concerned about over the next 24—36 hours. it is looming in the western atlantic. it's intensifying all the while. it's underneath a strong jet strea m while. it's underneath a strong jet stream which will direct storm barbara up towards the north—west of the uk come tomorrow evening. i had of that we have the wintry showers across scotland. snow down to quite low levels. a strong wind. it feels cold. further south are bright and breezy afternoon. the fog has cleared. in the more southern parts of the uk into the night, maybe a touch of frost, hopefully the fog won't be as widespread as it was this morning. the reina rides across western northern ireland and the far west of scotland, the wind intensifying —— the rain arrives. barbara arrives on our doorstep. it will head towards the far north—west of the uk, bringing a combination of strong winds and heavy rain, very
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wet to start the day across the west of scotla nd wet to start the day across the west of scotland and northern ireland, destructive rain and gale is in many places. the band of narrow but intense rainfall heads down across the uk are arriving in the south—east later in the afternoon. it will cause some problems. behind that it brightens up with some sunshine but that's only half the story, because later on tomorrow the winds will intensify further. the core of the strongest winds looked like being across the far north—west of scotland, the north—west of the mainland, the western and northern isles, gusts of 80, possibly 90 miles an hour, enough to cause significant power disruption —— travel disruption and power outages. be prepared for significant disruption as we had through tomorrow evening. the strongest of the winds relent but a good old gale blowing as we headed to christmas eve across the north, frequent wintry showers, snow down to quite low levels. further south on christmas eve are bright and breezy day, plenty of sunshine. most of the action is further north. more rain
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arriving by the christmas eve across the far north—west of scotland and into northern ireland as the next system arrives. following a similar track, the low pressure not as intense. the winds will be just as strong but watch this space. within the system and there is relatively warm air, we could get into mid—teens in one or two black —— one places on christmas day. a band of rain on the cold front sweeps southeast with later on on christmas day, a band of rain, following that, lower temperatures which could turn the showers to snow, primarily over high ground of scotland. for some offers a white christmas. beyond that, from boxing day onwards a transformation, quieter, crisp and less dry. —— and more dry. that's all from the bbc news at one. 0n bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, the latest sports news
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lunchtime. george north won't play in northampton's match against sale tomorrow. saints say he'll continue with a full training schedule to ensure he's fully prepared for first team action. north hasn't played since a head injury in the game against leicester earlier this month. northampton avoided punishment after north was allowed to play on with the injury. 0ne former medical advisor in world rugby believes care after an incident counts for nothing if a player is allowed to return to the field. rugby, like many sports, has done a lot with concussion, looking after the players in the seven days afterwards and with a day by day assessment, but they have to start with the crucial point, which is they have to keep them off the field. until they start that, the rest is trying to play catch—up. london welsh have been granted a temporary licence to play their next two championship games, but have been deducted 20 league points. earlier this month, the club announced they would be going into voluntary liquidation.
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they're now trading temporarily as a new company. the exiles have lost half the players on their books but are confident they've enough of the squad left to fulfil their fixture against london scottish on christmas eve. wales will end the year 12th in the fifa world rankings — one place ahead of england. wales, you'll remember, reached the semi—finals of the european championship in france this summer. northern ireland are 32nd and scotland 67th. argentina are still top, ahead of brazil. one of the pivotal members of that wales squad was stoke midfielderjoe allen. he makes his first return to anfield next tuesday, in their premier league match. manager mark hughes expects allen to receive a warm welcome and says he's happy he signed when liverpool let him go injuly. his time at liverpool was a frustration for him, it's clear to see. it's only by virtue of the fact
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that he wasn't playing week in, week out that we had an opportunity of bringing him here. it was on the back of an outstanding european championships as well, so i have to say we were quite surprised that, after the european championships, liverpool was still prepared to allow him to leave, because i thought there was worried that maybe his performances in the europeans well have made possibly liverpool think again. tottenham goalkeeper hugo lloris has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2022. the club captain becomes the latest member of the first team to commit his long—term future to the club. he follows the likes of harry kane, delle alli and christian eriksen who recently signed new deals. champions manchester city women have made their first signing of the transfer window. they've completed a deal with birmingham for england under—23 midfielder melissa lawley, for an undisclosed fee. alastair cook has been named captain of the international cricket council's test team of the year, despite leading england to victory in just one
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of their last eight matches. cook is considering his future as skipper, after the 4—0 series defeat in india. england have four representatives in the team — more than any other nation — withjoe root, jonny bairstow and ben stokes also included. former grand national winning jockey john buckingham has died aged 76. he was best known for riding the 100—1 no—hoper foinavon to victory at aintree in 1967. just 18 of the 44 starters finished the race after a mass fall at the 23rd fence. the fence was later named after the winning horse. that's all sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. i will be back with the next update in about one hour. you are watching bbc news.
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members of the prison 0fficers association in england and wales have "overwhelmingly" rejected an offer from the government on pay and pensions. the union has urged the government to return to the negotiating table to address members‘ concerns. with me is our home affairs correspondent danny shaw. tell me what has happened in terms of the vote? this was a proposed pay deal over three years of up to 1% for each year plus extra loyalty payments of up year plus extra loyalty payments of up to £1000, and as far as pensions we re up to £1000, and as far as pensions were concerned there would be an assurance that prison officers could retire for the state pension at 65, without coming up to 68 as it will do elsewhere. but this deal, excepted by the executive committee of the prison 0fficers‘ excepted by the executive committee of the prison officers' association, has been rejected by its members. 5296 has been rejected by its members. 52% voted, and, of those, just under two thirds, 65.7%, rejected it,
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around one third accepted it, and then there were some spoiled ballot papers. what happens now? the union is saying the government has to return to the negotiating table, it wants an improved offer through negotiations. there is also the prospect of potential protest action. we saw protest action by prison officers last month, which was quite damaging, i think, for the prison service as a whole. that was ostensibly over the health and safety of its members, concern about staff shortages and so on, but in the background this pay and pensions deal as well, so that has not been ruled out, but most significantly, this is a concern for the government at a time when they are trying to bring stability to the prisons following the riot at birmingham last week. they would have wanted prison office
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is to be settled and on—board with a new deal that has not happened as we can see from that boat today. it has been a difficult year for prison officers and britain's prisons? it has been one of the worst years for prisons, records to recite, assaults on staff going up, riot at assaults on staff going up, riot at a number of different jails, assaults on staff going up, riot at a number of differentjails, murders at some institutions, two prisoners escaping from pentonville in north london, that was almost unprecedented for that to happen, and still we have got problems because 550 prisoners have had to be moved out from birmingham because of the disturbances, creating instability elsewhere, a lot of other jails instability elsewhere, a lot of otherjails are full up, and i think the problems will continue into the new year. thank you very much, danny shaw. the queen and duke of edinburgh have just left buckingham palace to travel to sandringham. some pictures of the helicopter taking them to norfolk, that was just a couple of minutes ago. joining other members of the royal family of course for
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their christmas festivities. let's go to buckingham palace. they have been suffering from heavy colds, it appears they can breathe more easily, and so can we? that is right, it was about 1:20pm the royal helicopter flew in over green park, flying directly over buckingham palace, landing in the grounds over there. we saw a short rest for about ten to 15 minutes, a police helicopter flying up above, then shortly after that it took off again, confirmation that both the duke of edinburgh and her majesty the queen are on board, heading to sandringham in order to start their christmas break. just to recapture briefly, yesterday we were expecting the royal couple to go to king's cross station, where they would take a train over to king ‘s lynn, where they would then head off to their private estate at sandringham, as they do every single christmas. but then yesterday in the afternoon we heard that wasn't going to happen, both were suffering from very heavy
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colds, and asa and as a rumour about 1pm, punctual as ever it arrived atjust after 1:15pm, the helicopter, and as i said, took them off. we were expecting them to possibly go by train, but here is the comparison, two people in the back but read their 90s who would have taken about 1.5 hours by train to kingston, this helicopter journey will only take about half an hour, so that makes sense, but we were told by the palace yesterday there is no cause for concern, and that seems to be the state of play today. thank you very much. more now on the latest from germany where police hunting the main suspect in the berlin lorry attack have raided a number of addresses. the focus has been on dortmund, berlin and a refugee centre near emmerich,
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just south of the dutch border, where anis amri is said to have had links. 0ur europe reporter gavin lee sent us this update from emmerich. this is the building that was at the centre of the main police operation here in west germany this morning, this is emmerich refugee centre, and 100 police officers and special forces, at six o'clock this morning, came here, searched the premises, searched a number of rooms, took one of the migrants away from this refugee centre. he wasn't arrested, we're told, and he came back inside a short time ago. this is where anis amri stayed for a short period, it's a start—up centre for refugees, who stay here for six months. back in 2015, the site manager told me, he suddenly disappeared after a few days. but he recognised his face straightaway when i showed him the mobile footage of the european arrest warrant, he said because so few people stay here, between 16 and 20 people. and some of the migrants said they didn't know him, but they were shocked. they believe, though, there were islamist extremist groups in this area and they weren't surprised by the fact that he may have had jihadists links somewhere around here.
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the other sense i get is the local dissatisfaction with this place. there are graffiti swastika signs on the walls, some of the migrants say that was done two months ago by some of the locals here. it was a brief search, it was a big search, but my sense is now this area may have gone cold in the trail of the many places the suspect was seen. gavin the reporting there. a massive evacuation operation is entering its final stage today in the besieged syrian city of aleppo, according to the united nations. in the last hour, the un special advisor on syria has been describing the scale of the rescue. a very large, dangerous, difficult and complex evacuation is going into its final phase today, mainly from eastern aleppo and from the two villages. this morning, we reckon some 35,000 people will have left east aleppo
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in well over 200 buses. it was 750 cars and trucks that had left through the gate where the un is observing. it will probably be more than 1000 cars and trucks altogether. these are cars that have flat tyres, not fuel, that are full of people. it's very complex. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first the headlines on bbc news: a haulage boss and mechanic responsible for a 32 tonne tipper truck which crashed and killed four people including a four—year—old girl have been found guilty of manslaughter. the driver was cleared
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of all charges. police mount raids across germany in the hunt for the suspect in the berlin christmas market attack. it has emerged anis amri used multiple identities, had islamist links and was on a us no—fly list. the queen and prince philip have left buckingham palace by air bound for their christmas holiday at sandringham, a day later than planned. i'm vishala sri—pathma — in the business news... italy's third largest bank is looking increasingly likely to be bailed out by the government. the italian parliament has authorised the government to use more than £16 billion to intervene. the number of drivers whose cars have been clamped because they've failed to pay vehicle tax has soared by 80% since the paper tax disc was scrapped two years ago. figures obtained by bbc news show there are now more than 9000 clampings a month. the number of 25—year—olds that own homes has fallen by more
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than half in 20 years. a new survey by estate agents savills shows that just 20% of those under 25 own their own property, compared with 46% two decades ago. donald trump's appointments to his team in the white house continue to attract headlines. this time attention is focusing on peter navarro — he's going to be the new white house national trade council, and serve as director of trade and industrial policy. he's known to be a fierce critic of china. joining me from the floor of the new york stock exchange is samira hussain. why is mr navarro attracting so much negative press? he really is someone who feels similarly with regards to china as donald trump. we heard on the campaign trail donald trump. we heard on the campaign traiertrump donald trump. we heard on the campaign trail mr trump using harsh words in relation to the united states and its relationships with china, and mr navarro feels similarly. he has written books about the issue, and believes that currency manipulation is a very big
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deal and needs to be dealt with stronger. he also believes that america's position with regards to china is actually much better than what this current administration may suggest. in terms of america's hand in the game, there is a lot of concern that these harsh words mr trump has been using, these heavy hands he has been using with regards to china is going to really impact american imports in china, but mr navarro believes that actually the united states could have the upper hand and may actually have more control over the situation then may have previously been understood. what this signifies is the relationship that we may see come with this new administration in terms of how we deal with china. he is not the only one that is attracting headlines, there is also the appointment of mr ican, who is a
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well—known businessman and entrepreneur in america? he is part of the billionaires club, he will not have a role which means he will not have a role which means he needs to disentangle from his business practices, but he is very much anti—regulation and was an early supporter of donald trump so we will see some rollback of regulations under his guidance. 0k, thank you very much forjoining us. let's take a look at some of today's other business stories... ride—sharing firm uber has suspended its test of self—driving cars in san francisco after regulators revoked the registration of the vehicles. passengers had recently been given the option of a booking a self—driving vehicle. but authorities had threatened legal action if uber did not obtain a special permit to test the cars. a parliamentary inquiry has been
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launched in to the impact of the bank of england's ultra—low interest rates and quantitative easing policies since 2008. the treasury select committee investigation will also examine the risk of political pressure undermining the bank's independence following theresa may's criticism of the side effects of monetary policy decisions. chinese e—commerce giant alibaba is back on the us‘s "notorious markets" list over counterfeit goods sales. alibaba was taken off the list four years ago, but us authorities say the firm's online platform taobao is used to sell "high levels" of fake goods. the company has rejected the allegations, insisting it polices its market place better than in the past. quick look at markets before we go — ftse100 saw some modest losses in the morning, mining stocks were the offenders. and on currencies, the pound was little changed against the dollar and slightly lower against the euro. that is it for this hour, i will be
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back later in the afternoon. violent crime committed by people aged over 65 in england and wales has increased by almost 80% since 2012. the figures, obtained by a freedom of information request by the bbc, relate to offences ranging from minor assault to murder. the rise in the number of crimes recorded is, in part, being put down to police changing how they log crimes. graham satchell has more. i'm not asking what he was in for, but you say a long sentence. he was a lifer. he killed his wife. he was a lifer? he killed his wife? a cafe in bournemouth. stuart, in his 70s, is talking to nick, 60. both are convicted fraudsters. nick is still on probation. i don't feel old at all. and because people are fitter and healthier and more active, they're going to carry on doing stuff, and stuff leads to problems. problems like crime. the over—60s is now the fastest—growing age group in the prison population. figures obtained by this programme show a dramatic rise in police recorded crime for people over the age of 65. violent crime in the pension age group is up 79% since 2012.
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the numbers are relatively small — up from just under 4,000 in 2012 to 7,000 incidents recorded last year. but almost half of all crime police recorded in this age group was violent. i think we've romanticised older people. we thinkjust because they're getting older, they'll be the sweet old lady, but they're not. they're frustrated, they're lonely, they're angry. criminologist roger graves says some older people becoming more violent is easily explained. the frustration of being an old person with not enough to do, with social services being cut, there's sort of a failure of the social contract with the elderly that leads to anger and resentment. so are britain's pensioners really becoming saga louts? there are some other things going on here. for years and years, police—recorded crime figures were massaged to meet certain targets. today, the way police record crime
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has completely changed. police forces are now looking to make sure we record things accurately, ethically, and that's shown by the number of crimes that have gone up over the last two or three years. 0fficers might have gone to an incident five years ago and used their professional judgment. two people in their late 60s or 70s having an argument, that might qualify now as violent crime, which they would then record. i don't think they would have done that five years ago. so this is the property. we have four bedrooms here, one is an emergency fooiti... this is the first refuge in the country specifically for older women. we filmed it when it opened last year. ava, the charity that runs it, has seen women in their 60s, 70s and even 80s come here for help. many, many times, he went for me, blacked eyes. just a variation of beatings over the years. this woman, who we're calling sarah,
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was abused by her husband for almost 20 years. i'm now 63. how old is he? he's 65, coming up, i think. he'sjust got older and nastier. when you were younger, did you feel as though if you'd reported what was happening, that the police would have taken you seriously? no. no, but now, it's a different world now. they do take it seriously. and that is a significant change. police are now investigating domestic violence and historic sex abuse cases much more assiduously, and that is one reason for the rise in today's figures. whether it's growing anger and resentment or thatjustice is finally catching up with offenders, more and more older people are ending up on the wrong side of the law. graham satchell, bbc news, bournemouth. ahead of christmas, lots of things
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are happening to build bridges and understanding between faiths and communities. in manchester, a group of muslim friends have been handing out hundreds of christmas gifts to homeless people. it's as the charity shelter estimates that more than a quarter—of—a—million people are homeless in england alone. anisa kadri reports. just some of the hundreds of gifts mohammed sarwa and his friends have been handing to the homeless in time for christmas. in manchester, if you walk around, it is not long before you pass a homeless person. if you are in a position to help people, i think you should help people, because the only way we will get help and stuff as well, and if you look at these people they are really nice and it is unfortunate they don't have anywhere to go. giving charity is one of the requirements of the islamic faith. how's things, you 0k? it has led to these young muslims developing a good relationship
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with some of those sleeping rough in manchester. when i was a kid, i wouldn't have gone up to a tramp and give him money, you know what i mean? i'd have thought, it's your own fault, you know what i mean? now, the way the world is turning, young kids will come up to people on the street, "there's 10p." you know the person who lives here quite well? yes, we have seen him a few times, exchange conversations, he's not here so we'll leave something in his tent.
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it is great for the asian muslim community going out of their way at christmas and helping people from all backgrounds who find themselves homeless this time of the year. with the charity shelter estimating more than a quarter of a million people are homeless in england alone, mohammed says the festive period is a good time to bring people together. jane hill will be here soon but let's catch up with the weather. this is the main event, barbara, churning across the atlantic and intensifying all the while, it will arrive tomorrow. i had a fat, wintry snow at low levels in the highlands of scotland, bright and breezy further south. it will stay fine as we head into the night, no great drama. wintry showers fade to be replaced by rain in the far north—west of scotland by the end of the night. that is when storm barbara will arrive on our doorstep. heading to the north—east, north—west of the uk, but the wind and rain are what will cause a lot
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scotland. rain across western scotland, heavy rain across scotla nd western scotland, heavy rain across scotland and northern ireland, intense rainfall with gale force winds, sweeping all the way down towards the south—east by the end of the afternoon. behind that, sunshine, but that is only half the story because later on the wind will intensify further, particularly across the far north—west of scotland, where we could see gust as high as 80, possibly 90 mph, enough to cause major travel disruption and possibly power outages. be prepared is the message from the
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met office, and amber warning in force, a wild christmas eve across the far north. the worst will clear, still a good old gale on christmas eve and further wintry showers at quite low—level fear. further south, relatively quiet, bright and breezy day on christmas eve, temperatures on the face of it not too bad but still not all that clever with strong wind further north and more rain from the west later in the day. the next system arrives on taking a similar track, but this we don't think will be so we will see some remarkably warm air as high as the mid—teens for a time on christmas day, very mild, but with strong wind which will temper the feel of things,as high as the mid—teens for a time on christmas day, very mild, but with strong wind which will temper the feel of the showers turn wintry again so for pupils on christmas day it could be a white christmas. after christmas, everything quietened down, high pressure takes over and it will turn quiet, dry and crisp with frost and fog. all the latest on barbara can be found on the website. this is bbc news.
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the headlines at 2pm. two men are found guilty of manslaughter, after a tipper truck crashed in bath, killing four people including a 11—year—old girl. both men failed in their duty of ca re both men failed in their duty of care to the public. there was no transport manager and deflated every regulation regarded safety. peter wood signed off vehicles are safe and they were not. the first footage emerges of anis amri, the chief suspect in the attack on a berlin christmas market. a reward of 100,000 euros is offered for information leading to amri's arrest, with a warning he could be armed and dangerous. in the last few minutes, the queen and prince philip have left buckingham palace by helicopter bound for christmas at sandringham.
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