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doesn't take into account machines that we can't do, obviously some machines are too old to have the new coin mix in, we have to get rid of them, not only that but the man hours to reprogram... but at the moment you are putting it off, are you? well, we don't really have a choice, we have to try and get it done as soon as we can, easter coming up for us is a seasonal business, a big factor. so you have to get it done? but for everyone else, although this is coming in today, you can still use the old pound coins until october the 15th, then they stop becoming legal tender in the shops but you'll be able to hand them into a bank. simon gompertz in southend. time for a look at the weather. here's phil avery. if you were with me at this time yesterday i started in pretty similar vein. dry enough at edgbaston for the ground staff to be
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honoured at the moment, for others, glorious, down on the river thames this morning, in places it was a superb start to the day. but i was advertising today as a bed of a transition date something unsettled later in the week and the mechanisms are still in place for that to happen, out in the midst of the atlantic, we have a big area of low pressure and we are beginning to see the first signs of a significant change in the weather come third to the weekend. already across parts of the weekend. already across parts of the south—west, the odd showery burst of rain, prospects on the way towards wales and edgbaston, further north, something a bit more organised by way of rainfall. further north, the odd drop of rain, on the northern side, still cooler, elsewhere and not a particularly cold afternoon although if you are underneath the merc, it is into single figures and on the east coast, 17 in norwich, but on the coast, 5 degrees. that change
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already in hand. the possibility that through the afternoon into the evening, some pretty sharp showers replaced by a mishmash of more cloud and we are at risk of a little bit of rain of some description, save perhaps the northern isles. throughout wednesday, frontal systems piling in cloud and rain, at the same time, across the east midlands, east anglia and the south—east we may hang on to drier conditions. thursday, similar sort of weather pattern, weather fronts bringing the threat of rain, some quite heavy on the western hills, cumbria, western wales, that's half the story. the flow i headed but from the south, that will push a lot of mild are up and across the british isles, even if you get cloud and rain across the north and west the temperature is well above average for the time of year as is this. 20 or 21... yes indeed, sophie, across the south—east, it
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will stay dry, that sort of temperature with brightness. the low out in the atlantic, by friday, much closer to home, we are all under threat of seeing more substantial amounts of rain and bad sexuality for the start of the weekend, those temperatures still above normal. and it's only march. thank you. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... a royal marine who killed and injured taliban fighter in afghanistan will walk free after his conviction has been quashed. that's all from the bbc news at one so it's goodbye from me good afternoon. you're watching bbc news. i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre. andy murray won't be fit to play in great britain's davis cup quarterfinal against france that
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starts a week on friday. he has a tear in his elbow and needs rest and no decision has been made about when he'll be able to return to action. the davis cup captain leon smith says the world number one's absence will be a "big loss" to the team. kyle edmund, dan evans, jamie murray and dom inglot will head to rouen without him next week. the winners will play serbia or spain in the semis. johanna konta is into the quarter finals of the miami open for a second successive year.the british number one beat spain's lara arruabarrena in straight sets overnight to set up a last eight meeting with simona halep. the england and wales cricket board are pushing ahead with their plans for a city based t20 tournement to be launched in the summer of 2020. eight franchises will operate outside the county structure. the ecb are looking to attract new younger audiences. cricket does need to change, i think that s been the key behind this. only 2 percent of children cite cricket as their favourite sport only 2% of children cite cricket as their favourite sport and that's pretty poor in a country which has the access so something needs to be done. but there are a few concerns, counties will be nervous about the future but i think some of the exciting prospects coming out of this, looking to attract
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new audiences will be very exciting. mps on the select committee investigating doping in sport have heard from the doctor who received the mystery package for sir bradley wiggins in 2011. richard freeman has provided written evidence, maintaining that the parcel contained a legal decongestant. all parties deny any wrongdoing and the allegations that it was a banned steroid. damian collins, chair of the culture, media and sport select committee, wants more answers, uk anti doping are still carrying out their own investigation. a friendly match in paris between the ivory coast and senegal was abandoned last night when fans invaded the pitch. the teams were level at one all after 88 minutes when a handful of fans came onto the pitch, one of them seemingly giving senegal‘s lamine
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gassama a rugby tackle. more fans then appeared to leave the stands giving the referee little option but to abandon the game. a match between the two sides during the african cup of nations in 2013 also had to be abandoned. manchester's world lightweight champion terry flanagan makes the fifth defence of his wbo belt against russia's petr petrov a week on saturday but he is already looking forward to a possible unification bout against the star of the divisionjorge linares. the venezuelen outpointed fellow mancunian anthony crolla for a second time last weekend but flanagan thinks he can beat him. i can beat him. stars make fights. anthony crolla was made for linares. i would not be walking in light crolla was. i would be a lot busier and it would make for a great fight.
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i am best in the division and i will beat anyone in the division. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. i will be back with more in the next hour. just a day before the prime minister triggers article 50, theresa may is in birmingham this lunchtime for a major business event highlighting links between qatar and the uk. live to our chief political correspondent vicki young. can you explain more? this really is about selling britain. we have had liam fox here, the trade minister saying that it's a golden opportunity that awaits britain as we prepare for leaving the european union. he says it is time to build a
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truly global britain and an independent trading policy. that is what they are talking about the most here. there is a large delegation from qatar. we heard yesterday they would invest £5 billion over the next few years. theresa may has talked about birmingham, the set and —— the second city, and today she came here to outline what she would be doing. tomorrow would be in negotiations to start a new and deep relationship with the european union. i am determined we should seize this historic opportunity to get out into the world and shape an even bigger role for global britain. this means notjust building new alliances, but going even further in working with old friends who have stood alongside us old friends who have stood alongside us for centuries. an upbeat and
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positive message as you would expect, but some in the business community are concerned about what the future holds. i am joined by rowan crozier who runs a manufacturing company here in birmingham. theresa may says there isa birmingham. theresa may says there is a great opportunity ahead for britain. how do you see? i am cautiously optimistic. post brexit we had a few months of uncertainty and that is the most damaging short—term thing. we are currently recovering from the uncertainty. we are winning new business in america and we are driving on with investment. what you want her to make the main priority as she enters
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these negotiations? free trade and movement of trade is important. i have product that moves from here to the eu. we don't need red tape and we are selling offshore. secondly, free movement of skilled people. 10%
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of my workforce are employed from the eu and we still need to get to do that. many people who voted for brexit don't want free movement to continue. what are your concerns in the short—term? the government will trigger article 50 tomorrow, the start of divorce proceedings from the european union. talks on the uk's departure from the eu are expected to begin later this year and ministers will soon have to face the question of whether the uk owes money to the eu to cover past spending commitments. there have been suggestions that britain could owe brussels as much as 60 billion euros, but the brexit secretary, davis davis, told the bbc last night that he did not expect to see that sort of money change hands. i don't know about 50 billion. i have seen 40, 50, 60 and no explanation for any of them. the prime minister said we are at the end of the time when we pay enormous sums to the european union. we have international obligations, but we expect also other rights to be respected as well, so i don't think
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we will see that sort of money change hands. david davis on question time last night. so what might the bill for brexit be? chris morris has been investigating. our reality check question — could the uk's divorce bill be as highes a 60 billion euros. that's the figure that's been floated in brussels but is it politically realistic? well, 60 billion euros, that's about £52 billion at current exchange rates, is what i think we can call the european commission's opening gambit. so how has this eye—wateringly large number been calculated ? well, let's go to our blackboard. basically, if you take a value for the eu's liabilities, that's the money it owes, and you then subtract value for the eu's assets, the balance you take, and you divide it by the average uk share of eu budget contribution, which is roughly 12% and that can get you to this figure, 60 billion euros. but the details, surprise, surprise, are complicated and contentious. let's break them down. first of all there are the liabilities, the biggest chunk, what you can call the eu's credit card. money already committed by the eu for which the bills haven't yet been paid.
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by the end of next year, the eu's credit card bill could be as high as 240 billion euros, so the uk's share would be substantial. then there is money which is due to be spent over the next few years, a lot on big infrastructure projects in poorer eu countries and in the commission's view, the uk has already made a legally—binding promise to fund all of this, even projects that get paid for after the uk has left. what else? well, there are pensions, the eu's pensions currently more than 60 billion euros for eu staff and the uk is on the hook for a share of that, too, says the commission. then there are other smaller liabilities that will all be part of the negotiation. what about on the other side? the assets. well, there are things like eu buildings, there are a couple of satellites in space, there's even a nice wine cellar,
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all sorts of things that can be used to bring the bill down and of course the uk will haggle over how much all of it is worth. what if there is no deal, though, no deal at all? well, according to the house of lords, their report has said we can walk away without paying anything and there are those in the brexit camp who say that's what we should do, come what may, leave without paying anything. the pro—leave organisation, lawyers for britain, they also argue that the government should demand £9 billion back to cover its share of funds held by the european investment bank. so let's face it, this will all start as a legal argument but it'll end as a political one. the eu will try to get as close as possible to that 60 billion euros figure, while the uk will try to bring it down as close to zero as it can. what's the likely outcome going to be? they're going to have to try and find a compromise. well, even a bill of tens of billions of euros spread over a decade and more would not be that significant in economic terms but politically
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it could be dynamite. as the date for when brexit is triggered finally approaches, discussions are happening in businesses, on high streets and in people's living rooms right across the country about what it will mean for our economy, ourjobs, and our communities. five live's tony livsey brought together 50 people, split evenly between the two sides of the debate and from all corners of the uk, to talk about their hopes and fears for the future of the uk. the recording took place in the philharmonic studio in salford. 50 people from all walks of life. we've brought them here together to discuss one thing. whether you like it or not, the economy is doing great and you lot loss. i've yet to hear a constructive plan for this brexit. can you give as a
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constructive plan? we will ask them questions about their families, theirjobs and their questions about their families, their jobs and their communities. questions about their families, theirjobs and their communities. i wa nt theirjobs and their communities. i want you to sell forward and talk to me if you think that brexit will hurt or help my family?” me if you think that brexit will hurt or help my family? i have two soi'is hurt or help my family? i have two sons and they are not able to get jobs whilst they are at university because, we've been told, they have two employ people from other countries first before people from out countries first before people from our country, so i feel that leaving will give us the opportunity to get back to being british. if the british people but the jobs. one of my husband's children is a student andl my husband's children is a student and i think it will limit opportunities studying abroad or having placements abroad and working abroad. do you think brexit will make britain a mob tolerant country? i think we are a country that has
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been borne out of diversity. i don't think that will change. i don't think that will change. i don't think the vote was about racism, it was about taking control of our borders. a few weeks ago there was a ten—year—old boy and a teenage boy. a muslim woman walked past and they said, you dirty muslim. racism exists regardless and has nothing to do with brexit. some people feel they can speak up and be racist, but isn't it better that we hear those people and people do something about it? have you been racially abused since brexit? i haven't, but a lot of people are coming out of the woodwork. they are saying things and it is really bad. parents step forward on this side if you are confident that your children have a bright future? i have two young kids, 75. ithink bright future? i have two young kids, 75. i think there will be more opportunity for them outside of the eu. there is optimism the going
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forward , eu. there is optimism the going forward, especially for people, young people in wales as well. the whole future of leaving the eu is complete speculation. we don't know what will happen. is it worth risking the entire economy? but... can anyone guarantee that my future and the future of people my age is going to improve? if you think the eu is stable and certain, you are deluded. the euro could collapse and the eu has problems of its own. step forward if you have changed your mind since the referendum? up to 50 people, we have one.|j mind since the referendum? up to 50 people, we have one. i was a relu cta nt people, we have one. i was a reluctant remain, but i now support the vote. i don't think we should be holding the eu to ransom. people should get behind the government to make sure we get the best deal. there was someone here who has
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change their mind since i asked about people changing their minds. we have to work together to get the best brexit. it's not what i wanted, it's what the majority wanted. i'm not there to stand here and try and stop people from what the majority voted for. guys, thank you for coming. give youra voted for. guys, thank you for coming. give your a round voted for. guys, thank you for coming. give youra round of applause, you have been brilliant. —— give yourselves a round of applause. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first, the headlines on bbc news: a royal marine, jailed for the fatal shooting of an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan, will be freed from prison within weeks following a long campaign by friends and family. the nhs in england is to consider whether gps should stop prescribing a range of treatments, including gluten free food. a judge who provoked controversy at a rape trial by saying drunk women were putting themselves in danger is defended by the victim. i'm rachel horman with the business
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news. tesco has agreed to pay a fine of £129 million to avoid prosecution for overstating its profits in 2014. it follows a two year investigation by the serious fraud office. there's a new quid on the block. the new £1 becomes legal tender from today. it's got 12 sides, two different colours and a whole host of security features to help cut the number of fake coins in circulation. redrow has pulled out of takeover talks with fellow housebuilder bovis, after a share and cash offer was rejected earlier this month. redrow says it is not in its shareholders best interests to increase its proposal. us president donald trump is due to sign an executive order to overturn key parts of the obama administration's plan to tackle global warming. the move will undo the clean power
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plan which required states to slash carbon emissions. the executive order also cuts the environmental protection agency's budget. regulations on oil, gas and coal production will be reviewed. we arejoined by samira hussain on the floor of the nyse. thank you forjoining us. bring us back to basics and explain why the donald trump wants to overturn president obama's climate plans. what president trump will use is that too many regulations restrict any ability to bring backjobs and remember, this was a campaign promise by the then candidate trump, to roll back regulations. when it comes to the energy act, part of that was putting limits in terms of the kinds of coal mining that can
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happen and getting energy from coal mining. president trump has said that he will roll back those rules and that was a big reason why he won two states, the states of virginia and pennsylvania. he is making good on that promise by pulling those rules and in his mind it will allow coaljobs to come back again. what is the reaction from environmental groups? well, it is really interesting because if you look at some of the really big energy companies, will this actually encourage them to go back to coal jobs? not necessarily. many experts have been saying they have already made a lot of investments into these kinds of renewable energy sources and it is more valuable in terms of the bang for your buck, so to speak, so they are concentrating their
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effo rts so they are concentrating their efforts on getting energy from wind, and things like fracking. just because the rules have been rolled back, it doesn't mean that the big energy companies will be going back to the days of coal any time soon. that is interesting because president trump, part of the reasons are doing this is because he said it would increase jobs, but are doing this is because he said it would increasejobs, but you are doing this is because he said it would increase jobs, but you are saying there has been investment in other energy firms and these coal mines were necessarily be open. what other analysts thinking? we are seeing that when it comes to some of these jobs seeing that when it comes to some of thesejobs coming back, it may seeing that when it comes to some of these jobs coming back, it may be small companies coming back online. or maybe the closing of the mines are delayed so they get more time, but in terms of reaction from the markets, one we are talking about
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the big energy companies, because they are still going in the direction of renewables, like wind and solar, we're not think that big ofan impact. and solar, we're not think that big of an impact. thank you for your time. tesla chief executive elon musk has launched neuralink, a start—up which aims to develop technology that connects our brains to computers. a report from the wall street journal, later confirmed in a tweet by mr musk, said the company was in its very early stages and registered as a "medical research" firm. the company will develop so—called "neural lace" technology which would implant tiny electrodes into the brain. the technique could be used to improve memory or give humans added artificial intelligence. one in six roads across england and wales is in such a bad state it must be repaired within the next five years, according to local authorities. the annual local authority road maintenance survey found that 17% of roads were in "poor" condition. the government is planning to invest £1.2 billion in roads this year, which includes repair and maintenance.but authorities say it will take an average of 12 years and £12 billion to bring the local
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network "up to scratch". amazon has made its first move into the middle east after agreeing to buy the region's largest online retailer,, for an undisclosed amount. souq was launched in 2005 and offers more than 8.4 million products. it sells across 31 categories including consumer electronics, fashion, health and beauty, household goods and baby. "some reports have suggested amazon is paying about £517 million for the company. before we go, let's take a look at the markets. the ftse is quite flat. there is a wait—and—see situation ahead of triggering article 50 tomorrow. it has been a long time coming, but the markets have stepped back and are taking a breather before this big event. another element in the tesco story, the proposed takeover of booker, the
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growing concerns. as you can see, not a of movement in the share price. that's all the business news. let's catch up with the weather prospects. the weekend were straightforward, plain sailing for forecasters. that was all down to a big area of high pressure. at the moment, there has been fog, but it hadn't been like that everywhere. some glorious weather to be had. today has been advertised by myself amongst others asa advertised by myself amongst others as a day of transition. eventually this area of low pressure will dominate our weather. cloud working its way into the south
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west and wales and then some more persistent rain beginning to show through northern ireland and maybe the north—west of england, eventually the south corner of scotland. further north the is that ribbon of cloud producing the odd spot of rome near the orkney isles. further south moderate rain across the cumbrian fells, south—west scotla nd the cumbrian fells, south—west scotland and perhaps into northern ireland. further south, a mixture of sunny spells and some showers. one or two could be on the shop side. the further east you are, the drier and finer your afternoon will be. bits and pieces of fog around the east anglian coast though. brain wafting across the british isles overnight into wednesday. there will be something more persistent about the rain across the hills of wales
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and the north—west of england. again, generally speaking, the further south and east you are, the drier and former your table b. thursday, we still have this run of mild south and south westerly breezes. there are active weather fronts with the potential to bring heavy rain to wales and the north—west of england, but in that flow, notice how we warn those collars up quite wildly. if you get caught in the rain, it will be cold. 14, 15 degrees is above the seasonal norm. it could be close to 20 or 21 degrees in the south—east. lots of dry weather, but by friday, the low pressure is on our doorstep, throwing the prospect of an u nsettled throwing the prospect of an unsettled start to the weekend. this is bbc news at 2pm.
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the headlines: cheering cheers outside court, as a royal marine who killed an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan is given a seven year prison sentence, but told he will be freed in two weeks. alexander blackman was jailed for murder in 2013, but his conviction was reduced to manslaughter earlier this month. his wife is overjoyed. this is the moment we have all been fighting hard for. it's hard to believe that this day is finally here. a shake up of prescriptions, holiday jabs, gluten free food and fish oils may no longer be available on the nhs to save money.
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