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a drug addict is sentenced to 12 years for crashing a car into a family, killing two of them, during a police chase. rozanne cooper and her 10—year—old nephew makayah dermott lost their lives. two other children were seriously injured. the driver, joshua dobby, lost control of the car and then ran from the scene. the family's lawyer said he had shown no remorse. they were taken from us with still many years of their lives to live, and have left our family with a deep void that will never be filled. as dobby was sentenced, it emerged that he has over 50 previous convictions. also tonight: schools in england are having to drop gcse and a—level courses. headteachers blame a funding crisis. throughout all of these tasks, i hope i have never trodden on anyone to get to where i have got to. oh, you have. the apprentice contestant and newspaper columnist katie hopkins has to pay damages after committing libel by tweet. the fight to prevent ebola decimating not humans now, but gorillas in west africa. and the mini intruders into a bbc interview that's gone viral.
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john surtees, the only man to win the formula one and motorcycle world titles, has died aged 83. he won the fi championship in 1964. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. a 23—year—old drug addict who crashed his car into a family during a police chase in south london has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. in august last year, joshua dobby lost control of his car killing 34—year—old rozanne cooper and her ten—year—old nephew makayah mcdermott and seriously injuring two other children. it emerged in courtjoshua dobby has
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53 previous convictions, dating back to when he was 13. tom symonds reports. it was a summers day. the family had been on their way to the park when this car came skidding off the road, hitting a bar large, lifting it into the airand down hitting a bar large, lifting it into the air and down on top of three children and their aunt. the aftermath was horrific. there were five bodies under one car. little kids screaming, like... people passing by, drivers tried to move the car and realised there were two girls under the bonnet at the bottom of the car. the injuries suffered by rozanne cooper and makayah mcdermott could not have been survived. he loved sport and acting. she was the
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mainstay of her family, the court was told. they were taken from us with still many years of their lives to live and have left our family with a deep void that will never be filled. joshua dobby ran away before being caught nearby. he was a drug addict, desperate to escape being sent back to prison. the court heard a statement from a 13—year—old who described dobby stepping over her in an attempt to get away. this stupid, ugly man has shattered my life and crushed my confidence, she said. her legs were badly scarred when she was crushed under the car. five days before, in kent, police had chased dobby in the same car, up to 80 mph, so dobby in the same car, up to 80 mph, so risky that officers stopped the pursuit. that in the penge incident, that did not happen. the independent police watchdog is carrying out a criminal investigation into the conduct of officers involved. but joshua dobby took a deliberate
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decision to drive families say they will never recover. and they have also said today that they are concerned at the 12 year sentence. this was a man who was charged with manslaughter, rather than the lower level, causing death by dangerous driving. road safety campaigners want more manslaughter charges because the maximum sentence manslaughter charges because the maximum sentence is life, rather than 14 years. dobby received 12 yea rs. than 14 years. dobby received 12 years. he had to have his sentence reduced for pleading guilty. it shows the complexities involved for judges when they are sentencing in cases like this, where people are killed on the roads. schools in england are being forced to make impossible choices, dropping gcse and a—level courses and cutting back on school trips in an effort to balance the books,
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according to a head teachers' union. and the education secretary, justine greening, was heckled by headteachers at their annual conference, as she spoke about the new wave of grammar schools. gives me an example of a receptor. peter might be a headteacher, but he still likes to work at the chalk face, partly because he enjoys it, and partly because it saves money for his school. the only reason we can survive is that we are carrying forward money from last year. if the government stick to their pledges over the next five years with the cash flows and budget, we will be making cuts of something like 70,000 every year, year—on—year. every year, year-on-year. a poll of more than 1000 union members said 72% said they had to remove gcse options or vocational subjects from the syllabus, while 79% said they
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had reduced their a—level or vocational offering, and 82% say that class sizes have had to increase. head teachers here are warning that creative subjects like music are under threat. money, or lack of it, has dominated the conversation. this is the first time the education secretary has spoken to a teaching union. headteachers are generally a professional bunch, but they did jeer the education secretary when she said there are plans for all grammar schools, at a time when headteachers say there is not enough cash for existing schools. such is the sensitivity around the issue, we were prevented from filming the speech. the only images available were photographs on the union's twitter feed, and hence we re the union's twitter feed, and hence were not impressed with her words. it's annoying to find government co nsta ntly it's annoying to find government constantly saying that funding has never been higher. that is true, because we have more students. never been higher. that is true, because we have more studentsm never been higher. that is true, because we have more students. it is absolutely dire. we are having to
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make cuts to our curriculum and it is untenable, really. the chief inspector of schools has also caused controversy, saying that some heads are deliberately offering less academically rigorous subjects to boost results. we sometimes see easier qualification is used, blanket entries, people being entered for overlapping qualifications. things that can drift away from giving children what is absolutely right for them. the government being spent on schools this year is need to think carefully about up to fail? some children are so far behind, it is better that they do subjects they enjoy and than subjects space and we will not pass, and they end up leaving with nothing. the former apprentice contestant and newspaper columnist katie hopkins has had to pay thousands of pounds in damages after libelling a food blogger in a series of tweets. ms hopkins suggested that jack monroe approved of vandalising war memorials, when there was no evidence of it. after the verdict, ms monroe's lawyer said people need to understand that being defamatory on social media is permanent and you can be sued. david sillito has more. jack monroe is a food blogger and
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campaigner. throughout these tasks, i hope i have never trodden on anyone to get where i have got to. you have. katie hopkins made her name as an outspoken contestant on the show the apprentice macro, and went on to become an even more outspoken columnist for the daily mail. the two met on twitter. this tweet in may 2015 from katie hopkins to jack monroe asked her about scrawling and vandalising a war memorial. katie hopkins had sent her message to the wrong person. jack monroe asked for an apology. she did not get one. today, she left court having won her 21 month libel battle. it struck a nerve and i knew there would be a tidal wave of hate, abuse and vitriol, and i was right.
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if it is a simple mistake, people apologise. i have made mistakes on twitter and i put my hands and say, sorry, i was out of order and i hope we can move on. if she had done that, we would not be here today. jack monroe says she is relieved, rather pleased. for katie hopkins? two tweets have proved expensive, £24,000 in damages and an extra £107,000 for katie hopkins in court costs. it is not the first time that a tweet has led to legal action but it certainly points out the risks. generally, people are unaware that they are exposed to the libel laws when they tweet. this case and others will help make that clear.l lesson notjust for katie hopkins but for anyone on social media. 0nline comments can be very costly. they did sillito, bbc news. an 83—year—old farmer has been cleared after shooting a suspected thief in the foot on his property.
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kenneth hugill was found not guilty of grievous bodily harm. the jury heard he used a shotgun to shoot at the side of a vehicle he found on his land in the middle of the night because he was afraid the driver was going to run him over. the head of the eu commission jean—claude juncker says he hopes the uk will one day re—enter the boat, that's to say return to the eu, despite voting to leave. mrjuncker made his suggestion at the end of an eu summit in brussels, the last chance for european leaders to come together before theresa may triggers the political process for ending the uk's membership. bt has bowed to demands to hive off the part of the business that runs the uk's broadband infrastructure, 0penreach, into an entirely separate company. it's in response to demands by the industry regulator 0fcom and follows accusations that it prioritised its own customers over rivals like sky, talktalk and vodafone. but will the move make any difference to customers in terms of a better service and faster broadband? rory cellan—jones reports. 90% of british homes can now get
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fast broadband but in this part of rural buckinghamshire, you can't get any connection at all from bt. gary, who has campaigned to get his village connected, thinks the company and its broadband division, 0penreach, are failing britain. they have a quasi monopoly on the market, and with a monopoly comres pounds abilities. there should be a responsibility to connect every house in britain with broadband. it isa house in britain with broadband. it is a necessity, part of everyday life now. now, after pressure from 0fcom, bt has agreed to separate from 0penreach, which will have its own boss and board. the regulator had been urged to act by other firms unhappy with the broadband supplier's performance. they, like us asa supplier's performance. they, like us as a regulator, have been concerned that 0penreach has not been performing well enough, broadband has not been good enough.
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and they see the greater independence as a great means for 0penreach to operate with the interests of the whole telecoms industry at heart, notjust bt. 0penreach has been criticised for letting down british broadband industry. among the charges, it is accused of investing too little, providing poor customer service and divert in profits to other bt priorities, like sports rights. now, as an independent operation with much of bt‘s influence and its logo removed, the hope is that things will improve. bt said that a shadow had been lifted from the company and its employees. there had been the threat that it could have been forced to sell off 0penreach. there evidence that produces better outcomes for customers. it often creates instability that undermines investment. what we need in the uk is certainty, to create conditions that promote investment and service,
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and this model allows us to do that. the theory is that 0penreach will now be able to cooperate better with other companies, boosting investment in broadband. but whether that will mean every home in britain gets a connection remains to be seen. our top story this evening: a drug addict has been sentenced to 12 years for crashing a car into a family during a police chase, killing two of them. still to come: as ed sheeran has nine songs in the top 10, even he says it's time to have a rethink about the charts. coming up in sportsday on bbc news: we are live in cardiff, where ireland must eat wales to keep alive their hopes in the six nations. news about the recent outbreaks of ebola in west africa has centred
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on its devastating impact on humans. but gorilla populations are known to have suffered from the disease for some time. a third of the world's gorillas have been killed by ebola in the last 30 years. when a group is infected, around 95% of them die. with all four species of gorilla now critically endangered, researchers from cambridge university want to immunize gorillas in the wild. a vaccine has been tested on a small number of chimpanzees with promising results, according to a study in the journal, scientific reports. but some warn there could be serious risks. 0ur science correspondent, rebecca morelle, has more. in the african forests, an animal at risk of vanishing forever. gorillas already face many threats, from poaching to habitat loss, but perhaps the most worrying is ebola. the deadly disease is thought to have wiped out many thousands of these great apes. now a vaccine could be the answer. so we put it on the sides of the nose and they
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got under the tongue. this scientist has carried out a small trial on captive chimps, the last before bio medical research on these animals was banned in the us. he found a vaccine protected them against the virus and now he wants to use it on gorillas in the wild. ebola and other diseases are a huge threat. if these were our children, we vaccinate our children, right? we vaccinate our pets. we vaccinate domestic livestock. we vaccinate wildlife in the developed world. why aren't we vaccinating our closest relatives in africa? the deadly toll of ebola in humans is all too well—known. the 2013 outbreak in west africa killed more than 11,000 people. now, though, there's an effective human vaccine. ebola in humans and gorillas is closely linked, the virus can cross between species. some argue that gorillas should now be immunised, too. gorillas are one of our relatives and saving them from extinction is now a number one priority for conservationists and an ebola vaccine does offer some much needed hope, but there could be significant risks. —— closest. finding a method to get a dose of the vaccine into every gorilla would be difficult.
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there's also a risk that it could harm the animals, instead of helping them. we, as great ape conservationists, are concerned about any unintended impacts on the health of the target apes, such as introduction of a disease that might spread amongst the intended population that we're trying to protect. the future of these animals is hanging in the balance. the forests are currently free of ebola, but it's inevitable it will strike again. conservationists need to decide whether the risk of vaccinating or not vaccinating is one they're willing to take. rebecca morelle, bbc news. he's the multi—millionaire singer—songwriter whose hits including thinking out loud and a—team. ed sheeran's current hit single, the shape of you, is staying at number1 in the singles chart for a ninth week. # i'm in love with the shape of you # i'm in love with the shape of you #we # i'm in love with the shape of you # we push and pull like a magnet too... # it's just been joined in the top 20 by every other song from his new album making chart history because of the number of times they've been downloaded or streamed. 0ur arts editor, will gompertz, is here. so, ed sheeran's got nine songs in the top 10 and even he thinks something's got to change
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about the way the charts are compiled. it's totally extraordinary, fiona. all the people who i spoke to in the british record industry today are torn. 0n british record industry today are torn. on one hand they are delighted a brit has done this amazing feat. the world is not a future of drake and beyonce and north american acts. they are concerned, if these 16 tracks sit—in that top 20 for a long time, likea tracks sit—in that top 20 for a long time, like a beached whale. that singles chart can't promote new music as it has always done. it's much more complicate than in our day. someone would buy a single, goes through the scanner, pay money and it goes towards the chart. the top 5 would not look like that? nothing like that. nobody goes into a shop nowadays and buy a single. they download, pay for it, or they stream. if they stream 50% of the singles are streamed. aren't bought they are listened to, passive in a way. you have to have 150 streams to
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make one sale. he has had tonnes he put his album out last week. which means that it's not really recording engagement. not recording what people are buying but what people are listening to. it's consumption. people listen to music on spotified, google. they have new lists or hit a mood, folk. sheeran can come through those ways. the music industry is concerned how to get a chart which reflects what people engage with, not just listen to. they reflects what people engage with, notjust listen to. they don't broadly think there is a problem. they think there is a problem, ed sheeran accepts that, when the issue is about passive listening and not necessarily total engagement and love of music. fascinating. will, thank you. john surtees, the only man to win the formula one and motorcycle grand prix titles, has died aged 83. commentator: going like a bomb." he started racing cars after winning multiple titles on two wheels.
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he took the f1 world title in 1964. the commentator, murray walker, has paid tribute saying that surtees was "undoubtedly one of the greatest people who has ever lived in the history of motor sport." now, it's going to be a fantastic weekend of sport for rugby and football fans. with all the details, katherine downes is at the principality stadium in cardiff for us. we are underneath the roof here where ireland know that really only a win here against wales tonight will do for them if they want to give themselves the best chance of lifting this trophy once again. going into the match they will also know that if results and bonus points go their way, england could wrap up the six nations title against scotland at twickenham tomorrow where the scots haven't won for 34 years. joe wilson looks ahead to the calcutta cup. south again to twickenham, where scotland do win,
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ask an older relative. greig laidlaw‘s uncle was there. 1983 was when it last happened, rugby union was strictly an amateur sport. commentator: that really was one of the great calcutta cup tries! scotland winger, roger baird, worked in the grain industry then, as he does now, and the spirit of ‘83 lingers. i still see, you know, a lot of the guys that i played with. so i think, yeah, you know, with a smaller nation, you always feel up against it a wee bit, you know, so you maybe get a bit closer. in adversity, you know, that maketh the man. so, yeah, i think the spirit will be there in aplenty. these days, england's rugby resources are unmatched, boasting some 340,000 registered players. in scotland, that figure's around 49,000, the smallest of the six nations. size isn't everything. this season, scotland have already beaten ireland and wales. if you can't go through your opponents, you can dodge round them, use all 15 players. commentator: two chances, two scores, two tries for scotland! vern, knowing your players as you do
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now, what is the key asset which will enable you to win this match? oh, it's team. it's functioning as a team. working hard as a team and making sure that, erm, we back each other up and we keep our heads up the paddock and see what's coming. # now i'm only falling apart...#. well, back in ‘83, power ballads were the rage. bonnie tyler, number one in march. # a total eclipse of the heart...#. it was only whispered here as the team left, but if scotland beat england, they could win the six nations. a sporting eclipse? totally. joe wilson, bbc news, edinburgh. this weekend isn't just this weekend isn'tjust about rugby. tomorrow could see one of the biggest upsets in fa cup history. non—league lincoln city travel to the emirates to take on arsenal in the emirates to take on arsenal in the quarter—finals of the fa cup. sometimes a mismatch can prove
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unpredictable. lincoln have beaten premier league opposition in the last round. natalie pirks reports. commentator: lincoln have made history. the first time they've ever been in the fa cup quarter—finals. in an fa cup where the romance has returned, lincoln city's odyssey has made footballing hearts rejoice. from the cathedral, all the way to sincil bank, the club's exploits are the talk of the town. talk about leicester last year. talk about lincoln this year because that's how good it is. i wouldn't mind betting that they could just nick it by a goal. well, lincoln city is a team battling for honours on all fronts, including two cup competitions and the league, and it's all been put down to their new management team. if arsene wenger is ‘the professor', then lincoln city have ‘the teachers'. this time last year, manager danny cowley, and his brother, assistant manager, nicky, were pe teachers at a school in essex, working part—time with another non—league club. they managed their first match in front of 62 people, 60,000 at the emirates is quite a leap. for us, we have to have a belief
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that we can win the game. we respect the fact that it might be one in 1,000, but if that is what the odds are, we go there expecting it to be that one time. a non—league side hasn't reached the quarter—finals since 1914. a year later, lincoln beat arsenal in their last competitive match. graham lynn's grandad, billy, scored the winning goal. he'd have been so proud and he scored 18 goals in 76 games for lincoln. he'd fancy his chances. he'd want to be a part of it. striker matt rhead is one of the lucky ones who will be. after a decade welding jcb's, the 32—year—old finally turned pro four years ago. a dream come true. to think that, five or six years ago, i was playing in front in front of 200 people, to playing in front of 60,000. it's something that you only see in movies, to be fair. it's a once—in—a—lifetime opportunity and we'll make the most of it.
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this cup run has already netted the club more than £1 million. for the players and the 9,000 fans heading to arsenal though, some experiences are priceless. natalie pirks, bbc news. whatever the outcome it will be a historic weekend for lincoln city. here we are, an hour—and—a—half away, from kick—off on a pivotal weekend of six nations rugby. wales v weekend of six nations rugby. wales v ireland is live on bbc one from 7.30pm, fiona. katherine, thanks very much. well, they do say you should never work with children and animals. this morning south korean expert, professor robert kelly, certainly added weight to at least half that argument. during a live interview on bbc world news, he manfully soldiered on despite a couple of unexpected and energetic intruders. the question is, how did markets respond to those scandals? what will it mean for the wider region? i think one of your children has just walked in. i mean, shifting sands in the region, do you think relations with the north may change? i will be surprised if they do. the... pardon me.
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my apologies. what's this going to mean for the region? my apologies. sorry. north korea... ..south korea's policy choices on north korea have been severely limited in the last six months to a year. i've been laughing about that all day. right, let's take a look at the weather. you saw that as well, didn't you sarah? there have been giggles from the newsroom all day. the panic from the mother's face when she rushes in there. the weather has been a very quiet today. a lot of cloud around, many places looking like this. this was the scene outside nottingham. there has been sunshine out there. this was the north coast of cornwall earlier today. clearer spells, the north coast of cornwall earlier today. clearerspells, but for the north coast of cornwall earlier today. clearer spells, but for most of us as we head through the evening hours we keep the blanket of cloud.
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looking largely dry with spots of briz drizzle here and there. rain to northern ireland and scotland. if you are watching the six nations by you are watching the six nations rugby in carp difficult it will remain dry. temperatures a mild ten degrees or so. it will be mild and cloudy through tonight for most places. the rain working into parts of northern ireland and scotland. not particularly heavy. 0vernight temperatures remaining between six to ten degrees. a mild frost—free start to the weekend. saturday is shaping up to be a decent day. the cloud across england and wales will break up. temperatures could be as high as 17 or 18 degrees in the south—east. scotland and northern ireland will see things warming up with a return to sunshine. for northern england, rain through the course of the day. for saturday, six nations action then, dry and sunny in rome and also in london, at twickenham, temperatures around 15 degrees. it's looking pleasant. as we head through the course of saturday evening and over night into
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sunday the weather changes a bit. the rain will pick up. it will push sis eastwards. a mild start to the day on sunday. for many of us it will be soggy from the word go. through sunday the rain will linger longest across eastern parts of england, towards the west sunshine and showers. temperatures just 10—13 degrees. fiona. thank you, sarah. that's all from the bbc news at six. goodbye from me. on bbc one we can join the this is bbc news, the headlines: a drug addict is jailed for 12 years for running over and killing a young boy and his aunt in south london.
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we came here today to see justice done and in the hope thatjoshua dobby would show morse and sorrow for our beautiful rosy. but he has shown non—.
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