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this is bbc news. the headlines at 6.00pm. beatles drummer ringo starr and bee gees singer barry gibb receive knighthoods, while strictlyjudge darcey bussell, is made a dame, in the new year honours. manchester fire service tackles a blaze in a 12—storey block of flats in the city's northern quarter. one person has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. thousands of iranians take to the streets of tehran in a show of support for the government, after two days of opposition protests. millennials will enjoy the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post—war generation — but not until they're into their 60s, a report says. coming out later this hour, with just over a month ago until winter 0lympics, i will be checking out some other our biggest medal on strictly come dancing
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has been made a dame. they're among 11 hundred people named in the new year honours list they're among 11,000 people named in the new year honours list many of whom have been rewarded for their work in the community. lizo mzimba reports. # twist and shout! # twist and shout. more than 50 years after beatlemania, the fab four‘s drummer has been honoured with a knighthood... # what would you do if i sang... ..recognising ringo starr's half—a—century—long on the programme toe. ,
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for services to dance. i'm dickie roper. i'm the night manager. those being made cbes, the next highest level of award, include actor hugh laurie for services to drama. are you english, pine? former british blog editor who left the magazine earlier this year after a quarter of the century at the helm. and best—selling riders authorjilly cooper. absolutely knocked out. knocked out — i was thrilled. i couldn't believe it. i mean, suddenly to get a letter, you know, and one thinks "0h, god, it's a bill, a gas bill or something". and it's this heavenly thing, saying "you're a cbe". it's wonderful. hull had a hugely successful year as uk city of culture. members of the
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tea m uk city of culture. members of the team behind the celebration had be made cbe and 0bess. # i've got to run away. singer and campaigner marc almond is made an 0be for services to arts and culture. it's great to have that recognition for things that you have done, that you have made a difference to many different people. i have tried in music over the years to be a voice for people who felt a little bit like an outsider. musician and producer wiley, known as the "godfather of grime", is made an mbe. commentator: pass to warburton. brilliant catch by the captain! in the world of sport, sam warburton, who has captained wales and the british and irish lions, is made an 0be. england cricket players have been recognised. it has been a landmark year, and it says a huge amount about the whole sport, and how much
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the game has grown and is had begged that to admit was that it is recognising something like the new year ‘s honours list. most of those being honoured are ordinary people doing extraordinary work, like efe ezekiel, who acts as a mentorfor young people. of course, young people are everything to me. i'm passionate about them and passionate their life, their well—being and their welfare, so for me to be recognised for my passion is one of the greatest honours ever, so i'm in complete gratitude and appreciation. the majority of honours do go to people who are not in the public eye but who have given exceptional service. and in 2018, the honours committee say they will be looking to particularly recognise individuals who were involved in the response to, and the aftermath of, the london and manchester terror attacks, and the fire at grenfell tower. lizo mzimba, bbc news, buckingham palace. firefighters are tackling a major blaze in a tower block in manchester's northern quarter. the fire is on the ninth
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floor of the 12—storey building onjoiner street. police have closed part of the road and manchester fire and rescue service is asking people to avoid the area and to keep their doors and windows shut if they are nearby. 12 fire engines are at the scene. a little earlier i spoke to eyewitness mark denby, what is the latest doneness fire.|j am stood on the junction withjoiner street, and what i can see at the moment is a large crane, about 50 feet up, but firefighters on top of it, outside that flat that you reverted. it goes let the fire is out. i've not read that pretty spectacular elliot, but that has gone now. they are still squirting water into there, so they still think it is a risk that the fire
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might restart. they are damping down at the moment. i charged it, but as you rightly said is closed for a long stretch, that the 11 or 12 fire engines and dozens and dozens of firefighters in the streets, and i am told that summer between eight and 12 wearing breathing equipment we re and 12 wearing breathing equipment were actually sent into the building earlier to try to put the fire out, and of course rescue anybody here u nfortu nately was and of course rescue anybody here unfortunately was in the building at the time. is there any word on cars of these adverts point? it is dealt early days. —— is there any word on tragedies. we have had confirmation that one person has been taking to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing and smoke. we haven't had any other reports of injuries yet, but it is still early. they wa nt yet, but it is still early. they want on the geography of the area. for those who do not know manchester
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city centre particularly well. there was a sense of brothers as. it is right on the top of friends of the city centre itself. we are just 100 yards from the enormous arndale centre gilles in the centre of manchester, and piccadilly gardens, and infact manchester, and piccadilly gardens, and in fact it is right on the edge of the shopping centre. it is an up—and—coming area. this block of flats looks brand—new. lots of building going on. it has become even place that has become vibrant again, it has been redeveloped after long years in the doldrums, but it isa long years in the doldrums, but it is a place for the young and the single, i would say, but it is a fantastic addition to manchester, and it is just fantastic addition to manchester, and it isjust on fantastic addition to manchester, and it is just on the edge of the city. thank you very much for the update. a little earlier i spoke to an
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eyewitness who was at the scene. a little earlier i spoke to an eyewitness who was at the scenelj was in the northern quarter in manchester, and about 40 minutes ago i was back and gives our people by congregating on street corners looking up at a tower block, and i saw a building ablaze. flames were licking up the side of the building. they were at the top of the building, and it was looking pretty serious. firefighters looked like they were worried, and there were lots of people responding, and please arriving, and more fire crew arriving. the flames kept going up the side of the building, it was pretty horrifying. we are showing the pictures that you found, and as you can see, the flames are very clearly visible coming out of those two floors. do you know what the state of that fire is now? it is
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looking under control. i would say i saw an incredible response from the emergency services. it must be intent on 12 fire trucks arrived in very quick succession, and the police cordon of all district around the area, and i saw a hose on a train suddenly arrive above, and jets of water going across the building, and that seemed to really start to get it under control, and from there one fire crew entered the building with lights on their helmet, seeing their way through the flames, and it looks absolutely incredible what they were doing to bring it out of control, and adds that it looks like the flames have stopped. a clearly looks... just a word about the area. we got this sense from your video about how busy
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it was at ground level. we are pretty much right in the centre of the city. it is about as central as you can get. it is a trendy northern quarter district, and it backs onto piccadilly gardens and the bell centre, which is a major shopping centre in manchester, lot of people at the busy candidate, lots of shoppers, lots of people out enjoying the breaks, seeing friends and family, and all of a sudden they see this. that was martyred in big, ijust see this. that was martyred in big, i just distressed that conversation was about an hour ago, and you have the update, correspondent a moment ago, but it looks as if the fire is out. there you can see the latest from the manchester fire service saying... a reference to the work not just of the
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saying... a reference to the work notjust of the fire service but also the police and the ambulance service who have all done, they say, an amazing job to tackle this difficult incident, and visit there will be more updates to follow on that in the coming hours, but the suggestion is that the worst of that fire, certainly as it appears, is over. in iran, thousands of people are attending pro—government rallies, following two days of street protests against the authorities. state television has shown crowds of people in the capital tehran. the anti—government protests in several parts of the country saw people demonstrating against what they say is corruption and falling living standards. 0ur persian service correspondent, kasra naji, reports the third day of protests in iran. what began in small provincial cities, now spreading to the capital tehran and the main university campus. these are worrying signs for the iranian government and the ultraconservative shia clerics who have ruled over the country since the 1979 revolution. shouting for the clerics to give him
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a job, this protester typifies the economic anger felt by many iranians. they accuse the mullahs of living in gilded palaces and sponsoring conflicts overseas, while the economy and the country suffers. but dissent in iran is only tolerated to a point. uniformed and plain clothes police clashed with protesters and made dozens of arrests in several cities. i don't expect the protest to snowball as of now because the regime has a response in place. and if the protesters don't stop, ultimately the reaction will become heavy—handed. we're just not there yet. in a response on twitter, president trump warned iran that the world was watching, saying that tehran should respect people's rights to express themselves. comments that the iranian foreign minister called
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opportunistic and deceitful. the government has warned people not to take part in what it calls illegal protests. 0rganising instead large, pro—regime counterdemonstrations, in support of the supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei. an end to clerical rule has been a common theme in these protests, some of which are now turning violent. wyre davies, bbc news. earlier i spoke to sanam vakil, associate fellow and specialist in iranian domestic policy at chatham house, who gave us her assessment of what we're seeing in iran at the moment. i think the events were dead another surprising, and the fact they have continued, i probably will continue for a few more days is indicative of the grievances along all facets of
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society, not just an the grievances along all facets of society, notjust an economic issues, but let it go, social, cultural and wider grievances. and grievances which are clearly spread around the country? absolutely. this has been and are organised, spontaneous outbreak of popular unrest. economic grievances are big enough fire, bringing all the people out onto the streets, and there has been a contagion effect, but these protests are been a contagion effect, but these protests a re not been a contagion effect, but these protests are not as large as other protests are not as large as other protests in the past, and i think it is important to note that. it is not long since the president won an election, so what has gone wrong since? i think your money and is for quite some time now, even since before the election, they have been feeling very frustrated that the promises of the nuclear agreement have not trickled down, have not improve the standards of living, unemployment is exceedingly high among begu. it is an officially
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estimated to be 40%. there are widescale cases of corruption, and is grievances perkily when people feel poor. others grievances in principle at the present of the go above them at the supreme leader and others? i think that hardliners have 30 uses his protest possession against the present, but to their surprise these protests have also resulted in a chant against is so primitive, against every gym at large, and that has been quite a big development. we have seen is pro—government rallies today. how do they fit into this wider picture? the government had long organised these rallies. these are to commemorate the end of the 2008 protest, see these have been planned, they have been effectively organise, bust people in from around the country into this edgy, so in airway, that's part and to the government ‘s favour, and it already
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had a significant please present is also on the street. f, as you say, there is a possibility of other protests following today, do you anticipate any movement from the government, any change of policy?|j think government, any change of policy?” think the government is trying to be quite crosses, because they do not wa nt quite crosses, because they do not want this to mark them to another 2009, so they have a strategy in place which includes the police presence. they have arrested people, and supposedly also believes people as well. they are sending out one is an immediate for people not to join the demonstrations, and i think that in the coming days we should expect some kind of response from the president himself. the question easy going to make policy changes and address people's grievances, because this is a sort of fort and the president. the headlines on bbc news: performers, writers, politicians and local activists are among hundreds of people recognised in the new year honours list. a fire has broken out in a 12 story apartment block in manchester's northern quarter.
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they set a pass back fire service say they have the blaze while under control. thousands of iranian government supporters attended officially sponsored rallies around the country after two days of unofficial protests around the country. a fifth man has been arrested and properties are being searched in sheffield as part of an investigation into an alleged terror attack plot. four men were arrested last week by counter terrorism officers involved in the same operation which is being described as ‘intelligence led'. 0ur correspondent corinne wheatley has sent us this update. well, counterterror police say they arrested a man at about 11 o'clock last night here in the firth park area of the city. he is 21, he is from nearby fir vale, and he was detained on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. we know that two properties were searched by police today. one was a residential address, and another was a business. people in this area have reported
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seeing police activity today and we know that police csos have been maintaining a visible presence to try and reassure the local community today. all this comes after those four earlier arrests this month in connection with this investigation. two people appeared in court yesterday charged with terror offences. another was released without charge just before christmas and another remains in custody. south yorkshire police have said today that they know that all this will be causing some concern in the local community, and they say their priority is to work with counter terror police and to keep the public safe. they say that anybody with concerns about suspicious activity in their area should contact police. egypt's former president mohamed morsi has been sentenced to three years in prison and fined over half a million dollars for insulting the judiciary. 17 other defendants will also be jailed. they were all accused of inciting demonstrations, defaming judicial personnel,
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and attempting to topple the state using twitter accounts. mr morsi is already serving a life sentence for allegedly conspiring to commit terrorist acts. younger people will enjoy the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post—war generation — that's according to the think tank, the resolution foundation which analyses living standards. those born in the 80s and early 90s, known as millennials, will inherit more wealth than previous generations — there's one snag though — they'll be in their 60s on average before they can enjoy the windfall as our business correspondentjoe lynam explains. we've long been told that millennials, aged between 17 and 35, face major financial challenges. they are paid less than their parents, they won't have generous pensions, and they can't get on the housing ladder. so we know there's a big generational wealth divide. millennials are accumulating wealth at a far slower rate than the baby boomers before them did. we have looked at whether inheritances are going to solve that problem for them.
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and they will play a really big role. there will be lots more money coming down in the coming decades. and it will be a bit more widely spread because of high homeownership among the parents. but this isn't the silver bullet for millennials' living standards woes. when it comes to money, this study suggests that people will have to wait until the 60s until the get any money. are they worried? it is difficult knowing you are going to have to make that length of time in future. it was never our money to begin with, sol future. it was never our money to begin with, so i don't suppose it makes a difference whether we have got to wait not. unless of course i spend it all before i may do. it may
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happen. 0ther millennials and said to inherit more, that it seems it will not be spent on elderly care. if you are in your30s not be spent on elderly care. if you are in your 30s and your parents so if you're in your 30s or younger, and your parents own property, then you can expect to inherit something substantial. but if your parents don't own any major assets, then your future wealth prospects don't look as good. joe lynam, bbc news. nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including mount everest. the new safety regulations also prevent double amputee and blind climbers from attempting to reach the summit of the world's highest peak unless they can produce a medical certificate proving their fitness. the government says the law has been revised to make mountaineering safer and reduce the number of accidents and deaths. several families left homeless by the grenfell tower fire have not
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received extra money promised to them by the council to help cover the cost of christmas. the royal borough of kensington and chelsea has apologised saying it made a mistake, after nearly 20 households promised the relief payments missed out. if the cold weather has got you thinking about summer sunshine, there's a warning today from the consumer group which? that holiday firms may be misleading consumers. many tour operators promote money—off deals, providing travellers book by a certain date. but a study found that half the holidays advertised were the same price — or even cheaper — after the offer expired. the firms involved have all denied misleading their customers. for the past couple of months, millions of people have been enjoying blue planet two — the latest landmark series from the bbc‘s natural history unit. the department is currently celebrating 60 years of bringing viewers wildlife from some of the most remote locations on earth — asjohn maguire has been finding out. i spent several days
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wandering around the station, looking for animals. then one day, i was lucky. it is 1957, and a youthful david attenborough is in the rainforest of what is now papua new guinea, in search of new species. this is a marsupial, like the kangaroo and wallaby. these were pioneers, going to places where very few people had gone into, taking filming equipment to record it, and going on proper adventures. colinjackson is one of the natural history unit's most experienced producers. he says these seminal days of the nhu and the exploits of david attenborough were revolutionary. he used to ask the bbc for a large chunk of money and he would go off and film for months. he was getting these amazing stories, these amazing adventures, and he would come back three months later and it would all be in the bag, and nobody would have heard from him, apart from the occasional letter, because that was the only way
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of communicating back then. i could see they were parrots, but i wasn't sure what kind. the unit was officially formed in bristol in 1957, although radio had been covering wildlife for more than ten years by then. for the first time, what had always been the preserve of amateur cameramen was showcased on the fledgeling medium of television. here are the pelicans, here we are filming them. now, let's watch the dive. this is the naturalist peter scott, exploring the caribbean. this time in slow motion. as we open these things up, this goes back decades, there are rows and rows like this. some of these were shot decades ago, some more recently. over the decades the planet has changed hugely, but the man who runs the unit today says its ethos remains the same. everything about what we do now is the same as it was then. it is about trying to get close to something. we are seeing what technology is available, how we can innovate that technology,
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how we can get our audiences even closer to the natural world. you know, to liberate those stories that science is pointing us towards. at this time, the mother develops a pouch beneath her chin, which will hold about seven eggs or young. as technology advanced, the nhu was able to bring the vivid colours of the natural world into our living rooms. technology is a wonderful enabler, but without the ambition, without understanding the wildlife behaviour going on and how we can go about filming that... that's what the power is, people's imagination, people thinking they want to share this with the rest of the world, and discovering little things. blue planet, discovering behaviours even science hadn't seen before. but what will future projects find? the next 60 years will be all about the big stories around our relationship with the natural world. species lost, abundance loss, and the kind of footprint of humankind on the world. but also the heroes that are bringing it back.
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because we have to bring it back. a sobering tale, perhaps, but one the nhu is determined to keep on telling. john maguire, bbc news, bristol. the harbin ice festival is under way in china at the moment. the long—lasting sub—zero conditions are perfect for the display, which this year includes a record amount of ice — more than 180,000 cubic metres of it. it's been used to sculpt various landmarks from around the world. see if you can recognise any of them. the lighting effect is created using led bulbs, and it will be on display until the end of february, weather permitting. now — can waterfalls freeze? well, some canadians predict that niagara falls may freeze this winter. as the temperature continues to fall in what's been an unusually cold winter for the country. a polar vortex has brought arctic temperatures to some parts of canada. in toronto, the mercury fell to minus 22 degrees — smashing the previous record set 57 years ago. now here's the weather,
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with darren bett. that are in the night, starlet dylan will be approaching from the atlantic, strengthening the winds. the met office has issued an advert when the body, with the greatest impact across northern parts of northern ireland and south—west scotland. before the pick—up, we have heavy rain in the south—west of the uk. that will get pushed into the uk. that will get pushed into the cold air in scotland, and icy conditions will be in the northern half of the country, very much rather further south. the winds will have an impact. stronger winds moving across southern scotland, perhaps a far north of england. things come down through the afternoon, and babel has signed ten for a buyer. we will see bands of showers coming down, and they might be quite heavy as well. another
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chilly day for scotland, not as mild as today across southern england. things are very changeable through the new year. 0ften wet and often windy. this is bbc news, our latest headlines. beatles drummer ringo starr and bee gees singer barry gibb receive knighthoods, while strictly judge darcey bussell, is made a dame, in the new year honours. firefighters in manchester say that a fire at an apartment block in the city centre is under control. crews have been tackling the blaze in the city boss michael northern quarter and one person has been taken to hospital. anti—government protests have continued in iran, with reports of demonstrations in many cities despite warnings from authorities. in the us, the trump administration warned iran that the world was watching its response. millennials will benefit from the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post—war generation,
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but it will be too late to solve wealth inequality, a report says. now on bbc news — sportsday. hello, i'm 0lly foster, these are our sportsday headlines tonight.
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