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this is bbc news. the headlines at five. thousands of homes are without power in parts of england and wales as the uk struggles with the bitter winter conditions. that's my car there, so that's not going anywhere and then all the local trains and buses are cancelled, people are just going around on sledges on the main road yesterday. several flood warnings have been issued for parts of england due to high tides and strong winds. further travel disruption is expected. the prime minister has helped bring together remain and leave supporters — according to the health secretary, jeremy hunt,. the use of ‘video assistant referees‘ throughout the world of football has been unanimously approved by the body that sets the rules for the game. from this day forward, you will be a weapon ina
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from this day forward, you will be a weapon in a global struggle for power. and, jennifer lawrence stars as the most dangerous spy in russia — in red sparrow. we'll find out what mark kermode thought about that, and the rest of this week's top cinema releases, in the film review. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. hundreds of people in the north of england and in north and mid—wales, are without power — as the uk struggles with the continued effects of the week's bitter weather. motorists and rail passengers have been told to expect continued disruption, with scotland receiving the heaviest snowfall, and some of the lowest temperatures, in the uk. elsewhere it's expected to get milder. as the snow begins to melt, the environment agency has 11 flood warnings in place for parts of northeast and southwest england. our correspondent dan johnson reports. another day of britain
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taking a battering. after the snow come the high tides and the flood warnings. the sea has taken over the railway line. on the outskirts of cardiff, the snow is still hanging around. 400 homes across wales are without power, some people have now seen enough. very pretty and all that, but i must admit it is getting on my nerves now. it has affected me in not being able to get into work. i did not expect it to be as bad as it's been but we are getting cabin fever now. the motorway across the pennines was deserted for more than a day because of heavy snow and high winds. leeds and manchester were finally reconnected earlier this morning. the traffic may be flowing here, but most of the roads across these hills are still blocked with snow and there are strong winds in places too, potentially causing more snow drifts. further north, the a1 has reopened, the a66 is still blocked.
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over the border, just look what the trains are having to plough through in scotland. with even more snow expected to fall. rail travel is difficult across the uk. as well as snow and ice, services on northern and merseyrail are affected by strike action. thousands of flights have also been cancelled. teams are battling to keep runways open. in manchester, officers searching for a man who had gone missing after leaving a nightclub pulled a body from the canal. scarborough is one of many places starting to clear up. there are flood warnings in the south—west and the north—east. the long thaw may have begun, but more problems are still to come. let's go to our correspondent andy gill now on the north east coast at roker near sunderland. it's one of 11 coastal spots where the environment agency is warning of flooding.
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andy, how serious is this warning? well, the warning is a result of high winds and a spring tide and you can see behind me the waves crashing over the sea wall and through the railings as this high tide approaches. the flood warning is in place until half past five this evening. you can see the beach, the water coming further and further up the beach. it is not reaching the properties here at the beach and it is not putting off and number of sightseers, families and photographers who have been coming here to take photographs. a number of flood
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warnings in place in the south west of england and the south west of england, 2000 people still without power. 22,500 people in the north west of england have had power restored. 400 customers still without electricity in cumbria and the peak district. the weather is affecting roads in the north of england, a lot of rural roads in places like cumbria are completely blocked by snow dressed. the cross—country route is closed because of the snow with bm 62, which was closed for more than 24 hours after cars were stranded, that did reopen in the early hours of this morning. the latest news from network rail is that the conditions are still very bad, snow and possible flooding mean that they are asking people to travel only if absolutely necessary. virgin east coast are now running a limited service between england and scotland. cross—country trains also restoring a limited service between england and scotland, that has all happened in the past hour, with
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virgin west coast train mainline, no trains between carlisle and scotland and no replacement bus service either. the weather beginning to affect health, the cumbria infirmary in carlisle is suspending visiting because of an outbreak of norovirus. there are still two yellow weather warnings in place for england for snow in the north of england until midnightand four snow in the north of england until midnight and four ice across england until 11 o'clock in the morning. coming back to sunderland, the football clu b coming back to sunderland, the football club has opened up part of its stadium for homeless people who may be out and affected by the big freeze. they have a warm room with food and drink and there is somewhere to sleep. pets are also welcome and the club say that that facility at the stadium of light will stay open until nine o'clock on monday morning. thank you very much, speaking to us there. some of the heaviest snow has been in scotland. 0ur correspondent catriona renton sent us this report
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from glasgow central station. it may at glasgow central station. it's still far from a typical saturday here at glasgow central station but services are starting to run. much improved for what we have seen, getting services back up and running. iamjoined getting services back up and running. i am joined by david getting services back up and running. iam joined by david dixon who use the infrastructure director, how was it going? things are looking a lot better. we have a lot of routes open now and we are getting more routes and services recovered, as they do those final safety checks, that the lines are clear and we are restoring the service and by the end of today, people will see there is a pretty good service. that is good news for commuters and passengers who have been held back over the last few days. what is the
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picture between scotland and england? we are conscious, it has been difficult for people, particularly between scotland and england and we are hoping that the we st coa st england and we are hoping that the west coast main line will be opened later today and the east coast mainline is clear in scotland but there are problems further south and we hope that would be clear later but we are running scotrail services out to dunbar, and much improving picture. looking ahead to the commute on monday morning, people will be wanting to check timetables to be sure that they can get to work on time, what do you think it will be like? we are pretty confident we will have a good service on monday morning, we are cancelling all our non—essential works to make sure everyone is out there, making sure the lines are clear and we are hoping for a pretty normal service tomorrow. we are pretty confident they should have a good experience on monday morning. thank you very
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much for talking to us. just a quick scoot around the rest of the country, the airports are open, the situation improving, but check before you go with your airline. the roads, still a yellow warning in place until monday morning, once again, check it is safe to travel, especially on those side roads, they are causing problems for people locally now. the scottish government are urging people to show more community spirit, to help clear roads and pavements and look out for vulnerable people. they have set up an emergency fund that councils can access to make sure that the services can keep running and the prime minister and the first minister spoke to each other yesterday evening on a phone call about the extreme weather conditions that we have seen here. as you would expect, because of the cancellations and problems there have been, it will take time to get things back on track, but it looks like we are starting to get there. 0ur correspondent tomos morgan
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spoke to me a little earlierfrom cardiff — where he said some roads were still blocked. it's been snowing on and off all morning but now the rain has begun, it's getting slightly warmer but it is around freezing point here. this road actually is quite clear, one of the better roads in cardiff. but the majority of the suburban areas and residential streets are still covered with snow. we were out earlier on and the community were shovelling up the streets so they could get their cars out finally after this winter spell. the transport across wales has come to a standstill over the past few days, cardiff airport completely closed yesterday. it has reopened but because of the cancellation of flights yesterday there has been a knock—on effect into today. trains are still disrupted to some degree across the country and there are still some roads, some main roads that are shut across wales, mostly in the northern areas. around 400 homes without
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power in north wales. scottishpower is looking to get the power back on by tea—time. the yellow warning that had been due to come to an end here in wales for ice was supposed to come to an end at ”pm but it has been extended into tomorrow, around midday tomorrow in wales. 0ur correspondent has been following developments. let usjust 0ur correspondent has been following developments. let us just break it down, and more detailed look at the travel networks and let us start with the roads. obviously, there are a whole lot of roads which we are aware of and lots that we are not aware of and lots that we are not aware of, so i have picked a few roads that we know that are closed
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due to snow and this is a quick view of some of the roads, there are far more and there are plenty of websites that you can look at to check your local area, including bbc local radio and local websites. the aa website are talking about it a 9-11 in aa website are talking about it a 9—11 in scotland being close, the road south of burton on trent is close, a road in the cotswolds is closed due to snow, plenty of roads in the brecon beacons also closed as well, due to being clement weather and the b 3087 also. this is a small selection of roads. check website and your local providers to see whether your roads are blocked. and your local providers to see whether your roads are blockedlj had to get the train into work today, a little bit apprehensive as you can imagine, east midlands trains, how is the picture looking at the moment. i got to work. east
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midlands is a good area in terms of rail in this thing. i have spoken to network rail, they sent me some updates, they are urging people not to travel at all today on the ease coast mainline, which is a busy line up coast mainline, which is a busy line up the spine of england all the way to scotland. no trains between carlisle and to scotland. no trains between ca rlisle and scotland to scotland. no trains between carlisle and scotland on the west coast as well, also due to snow. the roots are back open on the south east chains. they had been affected for a couple of days and they are reopening in wales as well. no trains between bournemouth and weymouth. check with your provider, if you're using great western, check with them, if you're using scotrail, check with them, the list goes on, before you make your journey to the
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yourjourney to the station. a lot of these websites have live departure boards online. airports, air travel and some international airports have been affected. things are much better today. birmingham airport was —— michael has reopened, it was suspended yesterday. it is not a small airport. it is the seventh biggest airport in the uk. for the nerds among us, it is the 43rd largest in europe. back open today, was suspended yesterday, dublin airport, even bigger, was closed for two days, back open. heathrow airport running and near normal service as is gatwick, edinburgh, but of course are a lot of people in the wrong place as a result of cancelled flights and blocked airports so there are tens of thousands of people were they do not want to be right now and that will take a few days to get them all back to the right place. thank
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you so much for that. given us a clearer picture. look at the websites to get the best information, the latest information. an independent investigation is being launched after delayed train passengers were able to leave a train and walk down tracks in south east london last night. southeastern rail services through lewisham were held up after ice affected power supply to trains and caused "major disruption". this led to frustrated passengers jumping off a train after pressing an emergency alarm and walking to the nearest platform. goodness me! and it's notjust the uk that's in the grip of the severe weather that has blown in from the east. sub—zero temperatures are affecting swathes of europe. these pictures just in from netherlands show people making the most of the bitter cold snap to go ice—skating on canals that have frozen solid in amsterdam and in delft. the dutch media is calling the wintry weather "the siberian bea r". we are calling on the beast from the
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east. you can keep up to date with the weather and travel situation wherever you are, by visiting the bbc news live page, that's at you can also get live updates on the bbc news channel and your local radio station. the headlines on bbc news. at least 1400 homes in parts of england and wales are without power. the uk continues to struggle with the bitter winter conditions. several flood warnings have been issued for parts of england due to high tides and strong winds. continued disruption is expected on roads and railways. and the prime minister has
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helped to bring together remain and leave supporters, according to jeremy hunt. you're watching bbc news. i will bring you some breaking news. this is via twitter from the white house. from their twitter account. we are hearing reports that a secret service personnel are responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self—inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the white house. it goes on to say that no other reported injuries are related to this reported incidents. are they live? they all live pictures, to let you know. you can see some of the secret service personnel there and i think that is
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actually the north fence line as it has been described by the us secret service twitter account. just to reiterate, reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self—inflicted gunshot wound along that north fence line been attended by the secret service personnel. you can see on the screen in front of you. as and when we get more, we will bring that to you, of course. jeremy hunt has said that the prime minister's brexit offers showed it was possible to get frictionless trade with the european union while leaving the single market and the customs union. theresa may's speech which he made in london yesterday has largely been welcomed by leave and remain supporters in the conservative party. mr hunt said the prime minister's vision should please all shades of opinion: the prime minister and i think this is why this speech has worked in terms of bringing people together is very honest about that. she says...
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everyone is going to have to compromise, everyone will find something the can nit pick on. but in reality, for people who are passionate about brexit this is a package which gives the british parliament control over the destiny of the british people and therefore restores democratic control. for the people on the remain side one of the biggest worries is that we would lose that close business relationship with the eu, and here you've got a vision that which goes as far as becoming as associate member of european agencies and potentially becoming subject to some ecj rules in those areas. i'm nowjoined by the conservative mp andrew rosindell, who campaigned for brexit. thank you forjoining us. i want to start with a letter that you signed by the european research group, lots
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of people on that list including yourself, you had a series of suggestions, six of them. from what you heard from theresa may yesterday, whether any boxes ticked? absolutely. she has clinched it in my view. she has put things in perspective, we want to be part of europe, to trade, to work with our neighbours, to have bilateral understandings and agreements, like most countries in the world like to do with their neighbours. what we will not do is be part ofa of a political union with the european court of justice of a political union with the european court ofjustice has power over us, where are all the laws are not ultimately made by the british parliament, where our immigration is under control of our own regulations, ourfishing industry is restored. people voted for that in the referendum and one thing i will say, she has made it clear where britain stands now. michel barnier can no longer say we do not know what britain wants. she has made it
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clear and now the ball is firmly in the court of the eu to respond, i hope, ina the court of the eu to respond, i hope, in a positive way.|j the court of the eu to respond, i hope, in a positive way. i was listening to a discussion on this andi listening to a discussion on this and i cannot remember who it was, but her words have been described as nothing more than emollient and you are saying there is a very definite description of where we stand. do you really believe that, given the european court of justice? you really believe that, given the european court ofjustice? the eu is like religion, everyone has to be pa rt like religion, everyone has to be part of this great united states of europe, we will all conform and do the same thing, oh no, we will not. we voted not to do that. we want to be friends with europe and cooperate with europe, of course we want to trade with europe, but we will not be put into this straitjacket of a federal system, which i am afraid is evolving, it is gradually becoming reality. what is good is that you have the dutch prime minister warning against this, other friendly countries like poland, they are not
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happy, we are seeing elections in italy and other countries that are likely to elect parties that do not wa nt likely to elect parties that do not want a federal system either. britain is leading the way and we are setting the pathway out of this federal system which the bureaucrats in brussels are still fanatically trying to build. we can lead the way. one of your suggestions in this letter was that we start those trade negotiations immediately. that is not going to happen, is it? no reason why it could not. realistically. you are right, the eu does not do flexibility. they are looking in a merrill narrow way about this. we would love to be able to sign trade agreements but that is not going to happen, but i hope that will happen as soon as we leave the eu. there are countries around the world that want to work and trade with britain, especially the commonwealth countries and i think it has been a great shame in the last 50 years we have not been able to do it, but it has been a great
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advantage to us in the long term that we can have our own independent trade policy again. you describe eu is having problems with flexibility. pa rt is having problems with flexibility. part of the problem is here at home, there is so much attention being thrown at the tories, the splits, many are saying it has brought the party together, and isn't this a bit late? there is only 12 months. you need to see the bigger picture. theresa may, i think she is keeping the whole thing on the right track. she's doing a brilliantjob. all this about the conservatives been divided, i'm not sure it is true. there is a little element that cannot get over as voting to leave the eu, yes, there are people like anna soubry and ken clarke, but the vast majority of people who work for remain have accepted it and jeremy hunt is an example. i think we are coming together, theresa may is
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putting a clear vision forward, which is a positive vision of an outward looking britain, working with our friends in outward looking britain, working with ourfriends in europe. outward looking britain, working with our friends in europe. does that mean that both of you, remainers, leavers, described the split, have you had to make concessions to get to this point? their remain side tried to brandish people who work for leave as not liking europe, you want to cut yourselves of and be isolated, but that was not true. we have always wa nted that was not true. we have always wanted to be part of a friendly cooperative agreement with our european friends but not part of a political integration process which is what the eu is. andrew, we were leave it there, but it has been a pleasure. thank you. let us look at some other stories today. the body which sets the rules for world football has approved the use of video replay technology throughout the sport. the system has been used on a trial basis in several countries including some cup matches in england, but it has proved controversial. earlier our sports news
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correspondent richard conway told me what the decision could mean for football. it means in effect, it's a fundamental change in the officiating of the game. the laws of the game were codified over 150 years ago. one of the most significant moments in modern football history. we will see it in leagues and competitions, we will see it in the world cup at russia, that decision will be rubber—stamped at a meeting next month. will we see it in the english premier league? we have to wait on that. the clubs will meet later this year and i understand there is reticence at the moment given some of the teething problems the video assistant referee system has demonstrated so far. is it needed ? the premier league are not particularly confident in it at the moment and here fifa have said they are happy to use it, does the game need it? if you look back to previous fifa leadership they were opposed to the use of technology
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in the game, they said it was a human game which needed human decisions and misstakes are part and parcel of what made the game so popular. but what we've seen in recent years is a number of key decisions being made mistakes, the rise of the sport, the popularity of it, the money involved has led to calls for technology to be used and when football looks around at other sports such as cricket, rugby and tennis they see the technology being utilised very effectively. football is of course a different game, it does not have that stop start element so making sure that the system works for football, that it does not necessarily take away from the natural ebb and flow of the sport is critical. the two your trial has seen a thousand games used and experiment upon and they now say there is enough evidence to show it does work and it can be used effectively. a new one stop service to test for prostate cancer will cut
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diagnosis times from six weeks to a number of days, according to the nhs. the programme is currently being trialled at three hospitals in west london. earlier professor hashim ahmed told me how this trial would benefit men who are facing tests for prostate cancer. normally they have to come in repeatedly over a number of weeks and have lots of tests and visits and this pilot study within west london supported by nhs england is trying to convince men to have it all in one day. they can have their mri scan, they can get reviewed by a clinician and if necessary they can have a biopsy on the same day and get a diagnosis within a few days. there must be a certain level of confidence for this trial to go—ahead, what have you seen in tests prior to this, how reliable has it been? the key element is to do an mri scan before a man has a biopsy and an mri scan is very accurate in telling us whether there isn't any cancer or if there is a suspicious area
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we can use very new technology to target our needle to the right area in the prostate. we can diagnose aggressive and high risk cancers much earlier than we were doing before. so are you saying there is no need for a biopsy, you can go straight to treatment, is this the difference? the difference is that men have an mri scan first, if the mri scan looks normal we can reassure them that same day and discharge them back to their gp. there must be other benefits because a biopsy is pretty invasive, what other benefits are there to the patients? a biopsy normally done under most hospital care is at random — you take biopsies in the hope you will hit the cancer. if you have an mri scan beforehand you can target that area
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using precision technology that overlays the mri images onto the ultrasound during the biopsy. you get accurate biopsies and the risk of infection using this new type of biopsy is much lower. we are talking things like sepsis? yes, life—threatening infections. where, and how long will the trial be held for? we started it at charring cross hospital recently and it's going to be rolled out across another two hospitals in west london. what we are hoping to do over the next year is show the nhs this can be done, that it can be done cost effectively and we can improve the outcomes for men in a much better way than we were doing previously. i am very confident that within the next 2—3 years, provided we can prime it with further funding into the cancer alliances
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across the uk, we are doing this within the partners cancer alliance but we need to do it across the nhs on a much wider scale and if we can we can see these benefits for all men, notjust in west london but across the uk. meanwhile, scientists are trialling a new camera which could help with the early detection of another deadly form of cancer. almost 8,000 people died from oesophageal cancer in the uk last year. now doctors and physicists in cambridge have joined forces to develop a new camera that could pick out abnormal cells before they develop into cancer. 0ur science correspondent, richard westcott reports. right now this is how you find one of britain's deadliest cancers.
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0esophageal cancer kills 21 people a day because it is so difficult to spot. using a camera with a normal white light on the end, the doctor's looking at the dark red patch. these physicists already use different coloured lasers to study electrons. now they are adapting the technique to look for early signs of disease. what happens is the tissue becomes cancerous is we get a change in the chemical composition, and different chemicals have different colours, meaning that if we look at the cancer with a technique that allows us to capture information from all of the different colours of light that are being reflected, we can get a fuller picture of the disease state that is present. and this is how it might look. two thirds of our patients present with a cancer that is already spreading to the lymph glands, and after that it can go to distant organs like the liver. if we treat a cancer at that point at which it is still within the tissue of the tissue itself and has not spread anywhere, we can remove it all and cure it. that is is that what happened to jackie.
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they caught her disease in time, and now she is fine. i knew there was something wrong. people should not have heartburn for 20 odd years, actually it was 30 years. they will start trials of the new camera on patients in the next few weeks. if successful, it could also be used to spot other cancers before they become fatal. the weather in a moment, first let's turn to the top story. freezing temperatures around the uk, one place that has been particularly badly affected, north wales. 80 boats sunk at holyhead in port anglesey which was hit by winds reaching 80 mph. for many people, the votes have been destroyed. a
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boat owner at the port told us about his word that was damaged by the storm. it is really depressing. the boat is gone completely. there will be boat —— holes at the bottom of it. there is nothing we can do, gone. how is the weather looking? here is susan. i can't promise you any springlike weather in the week ahead but i can tell you it using in the days ahead. heavy showers, turning quite thundery. further snow across eastern scotland. milder. in most counties, further north, another frosty night andi further north, another frosty night and i saw the big issue the first thing on sunday. you can see the change as the air comes up from the
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south and it is blue on the map, not white. rain pushing across wales and southern scotland. more snow showers quite extensive across northern and eastern scotland through sunday. temperatures to the south back up to eight or nine degrees, still struggling close to freezing further north. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: weather warnings for snow and icy roads remain in place across much of the uk — more than 3000 homes are without power across the country. several flood warnings have been issued for parts of england, the due to high tides and strong winds. motorists and rail passengers have been told to expect continued disruption on roads and railways. the prime minister has helped bring together remain and leave supporters — according to the health secretary, jeremy hunt. the use of video assistant referees throughout world football has been unanimously approved by the body that sets the global rules for the game. boat quay, let's find out how the
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sporting news is looking. good afternoon, lizzie. good evening. lots of sport for you, liverpool have just kicked—off against newcastle looking to go second in the premier league, but let's start with tottenham whose rich run of form continued against huddersfield. no goals from harry kane this time — instead son providing both in their 2—0 victory at wembley. in the early kickoff, burnley fought back to beat everton and end a run of 11 premiere league matches without a win. substitute chris wood headed in the winner at turf moor — 2—1 the final score there. swansea leapt out of the relegation zone up to 13th in the table by hammering west ham 4—1. it's the second week in a row david moyes has seen his side beaten by that margin. the scoreline moved swansea above west ham on goal difference. in today's other results, bournemouth drew with
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leicester, southampton — stoke was goalless and bottom of the table west brom lost to watford. so this is how those results have affected the table. spurs move up to third place for now, just a point ahead of liverpool. burnley and leicester remain in 7th and 8th, just ahead of watford and and everton. at the other end: swansea have leapt from 18th to 13th — ahead of west ham on ponts difference. huddersfield and southampton slipped down to 15th and 17th. palace are no in the drop zone, they play manchester united on monday. well, the weather has played havoc with most fixtures in scotland but both of today's scottish cup game survived, aberdeen will have to replay kilmarnock after they drew 1—1 but celtic are safely into the semifinals, beating championship side greenock morton 3—0. joe lynsky reports. at parkhead, it takes a lot to call
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a celtic match. this weekend, more than most, the glasgow spirit has been tested. but to seal domestic perfection, this club must clear all the obstacles. the manager wasn't pleased to see it go on, he wanted it postponed, perhaps to put off the onslaught. they knew they would come under strain but in the first half, they held firm. celtic blood bank dreams in europe are done for this year, now there want the rest of the trophies. they looked for moussa dembele, he found a quality he needed. it took more than an hour to master must —— morton's resistance but after good play,. it looked like the leap took dembele inside the box, the frenchman got up to see celtic home but for all morton ‘s good work, the tie has slipped away.
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celtic in the semis. when they are in their stride, it takes a lot to stop them. now it might not have had the smooth introduction to english football that many had hoped for but video assistant referees are set to be used at this year's world cup in russia after football's lawmakers voted to approve the technology. var has been trialled in some fa and league cup games this season, with varying degrees of success, but that hasn't stopped the international football association board "unanimously approving" its introduction on a permanent basis. 0ur sports news correspondent richard conway says fifa are sold on the new technology. the president said he was fairly certain it would be used at the world cup. it is quite a turnaround for fifa. back under the days of sepp blatter, there was ideological opposition to the thought and use of technology in football. they wanted it to be a human game and for it to have all the elements and mistakes
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that come when humans are involved, and readily want video replays, there was a wig argument about goal technology for a long time, that happened. then, when jan technology for a long time, that happened. then, whenjan came in, one of the first aims he said was, we have to crick up with the times —— catch up with the times and we have to introduce video technology into football but how they did that, how they do it and keep the essential core elements of football, the natural ebb and flow, the pace, not having lengthy delays, that was something they have to work out. nearly 1000 danes have taken part in the trial. have they got things right? perhaps not. but they think the principle of it is enough, they wa nt to the principle of it is enough, they want to see it improved and they are happy to give it the go—ahead. the teething problems have not been justin in which football over the
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more recent months but also elsewhere so clearly there is an issue about the fan x irbil is, about keeping the communication open. two fifa have any bright ideas about how that might improve for the world cup? they said today they wa nted world cup? they said today they wanted deservedly look at the issue of fan communication and how they collect fa ns of fan communication and how they collect fans are no, both who are in the ground, and those watching at home, what is happening, what is under review, what decision directory has made, why he has made not made certain decisions, and that is something they will be looking at. they want to make sure var, when used in the world cup in pressure, is used correctly and doesn't attract the kind of criticism it has attracted. it will probably involve big screens in the stadium but i don't think we will see replays, it will probably be text messages saying what is under review of the decision has been. now let's turn our attention now to the world indoor athletics in birmingham, where
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great britain's laura muir is hoping to win her second medal of the championships in the 1500 metres final tonight. muir took bronze in the 3000 on thursday. another medal up for grabs this evening is in the men's 60 metres. great britain's cj ujah and andrew robertson have both qualified for the semi—finals which get underway at ten past seven on bbc two. ujah won his heat to qualify automatically for the final while robertson had a tense wait to see if he would get through as one of the fastest losers after finishing fourth in heat four. a season's best time for great britain's women's 4 x 400 metre relay team has earned them a place in tomorrow's final. megan beesley overtook the italians in the anchor leg and just managed to hold them off to cross the line in second place behind the usa, guaranteeing automatic qualification. and a strong performance from the men's 4 x 400 metre team means they will also compete for gold tomorrow. the quartet recorded a season's best time of 3:05:29 which is the fourth fastest time ever of a british men's team indoors. you can follow all the athletics here on bbc two this evening. an unbeaten century from new zealand captain kane williamson couldn't deny england taking a 2—1 lead in their one day international series against new zealand. in their one day international despite setting the home side a very get—able target of 235, england held on to win by four runs.
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adam wild reports. they called the stadium the cake tin or stop inside, a series warming up rather nicely. england have created a reputation for boldness with the captain top scoring with 48. he was joined in the middle by ben stokes, showing again why he remains such a valuable asset. england reached 234, a modest total by their high standards, made to look all the more so as new zealand started with only the faintest of faults. the progress. mid—flight. ben stokes proving once again. england was back then as two were stepping up, collecting five wickets for little over 20 new zealand runs. 0nly kane williamson saving them from complete collapse. his century took them to a
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final over. needing 15, new zealand found dumped, not enough. england rising to the challenge, another impressive triumph. the man who's masterminded great britain's domination of rowing over the past two decades, sir david tanner, has retired this week. but while he'd been in charge for over 21 years and his crews won 35 olympic and paralympic medals — he stayed out of the limelight — so our reporter tim hague went to meet him, to find out more. surprising that one of which an's best elite coaches ever is little outside of rowing. —— little known. his one 35 paralympic medals. why is he retiring? it will be hard to step out. rowing is my hobby and my life
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in some ways. i shan't leave rowing, i have to done 21 years that is quite long time. the first rovers have been out on the water from 7am this morning, the sun is still coming up, and that commitment to be best all the way down. he is an ex—headteacher and he still carries that with him. we have all been called into the headmaster‘s office. the will always be remembered.” called into the headmaster‘s office. the will always be remembered. i was confident that with financial support, matters whether lott read comes in, i could build something pretty good. does he feel sorry for his successor? comparisons have been made that the irreplaceable sir alex when he left manchester united. made that the irreplaceable sir alex when he left manchester unitedlj when he left manchester united.” don't see myself as alex fergusson at all. i'm not a big cheese in that way at all. i'm not modest about being the lead of the best rowing
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nation in the world but i don't need to be someone that puts his head above the parapet to match. but success like his should surely be celebrated. the juno that since you took over, you have had a hand in 40% of british rowing medals in history? the first game was 1900, sir david. that is not bad, is it? not bad at all. i love the modesty, what a man. good luck to him in his retirement. still goalless between liverpool and newcastle. that is it from me for now. much more on the bbc sport website. i'll be back with a full round—up at 6:30pm but from me for now, it is time for the film review. hello, and welcome to the film review on bbc news.
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to take us through this week's releases is mark kermode. what have you been watching? we have red sparrow, the new film starring jennifer lawrence. we have a fantastic woman, which is chile's 0scar entry for the foreign language film academy award. and game night. is it a game or is it real? red sparrow. yes, so red sparrow is very interesting. it's based on a book by a former cia operative, jason matthews. jennifer lawrence is a russian ballerina who is violently recruited to become a sparrow — an undercover intelligence agent. she is taught how to seduce her prey. she is sent to budapest on the trail of an american, played by joel edgerton, whom she meets, and we know she has to win his confidence. but it seems fairly early on that they both understand what the other is. here is a clip. dominika. you know my name? you told me. you stole my id from the pool.
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that would be illegal. were you just looking for me? i'd know where to find you if i was. i'm curious, did you want me to know you were following me or are you just real clumsy? you americans think we are so interested in you, don't you? what made you want to become a translator? my mother is ill. if i work for the government, the state helps me to care for her. my uncle helped me get the job. your uncle is a very powerful man. in my country, if you do not matter to the men in power, you don't matter. hey, i would like to see you again. why, are we going to become friends? is that what you want? i don't have any. there is a russian restaurant right by the opera, have dinner with me there. so it is an odd movie. 0n the one hand, it looks like a mainstream glossy thriller. it is directed by francis lawrence, who did some of the hunger games movies and it has english and american actors speaking
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in russian accents like that. i wasn't sure about that accent, i've got to say! 55555 5555. 555 55 555.55; during the movie are - i imagine that some people who are jennifer lawrence fans from the hunger games might find it hard to take. there is an argument for saying actually, it's not glamorising it, it's saying this is really rough and nasty stuff. then you think, well, actually jennifer lawrence's fans have already come through mother!, the darren aronofsky film. she is having a run of peculiar films. absolutely, and she made that strange science fiction movie which again divided audiences. i like the fact she makes bold and often strange choices. i like the fact she
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doesn't play it safe. she is the centre of the movie. it is very changeable tonally, so sometimes it is almost high camp, sometimes it is people chewing the scenery, and doing the stuff that you would expect and sometimes it is really, you know, nasty — and i mean properly nasty, gritty — and i know some people have found that intolerable. i think it is interesting. i think it is nothing like as mainstream as i expected it to be, and that is for the better, but it is not for everyone. no, and i cannot handle violence at all, as you know. you are not going to embrace it. i'm afraid i'm out. it is not going to happen. however... let me suggest you see a fantastic woman, chile's entry for the foreign language film 0scar. so the story is daniela vega, who is brilliant as marina. she is a waitress and aspiring singer who finds herself shut out of her own life when her older partner dies and herfamily — the family of her partner — suddenly descend and say "you can't come to the funeral, you can't come to the wake, you cannot stay in the apartment you have been living with 0rlando in, and you need to give back the car". the reason they find her
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threatening, not just because she is the other woman with whom 0rlando ran off, but she is a transgender woman. and they consequently think that she is a threat to what they call their normal lives. throughout the film, she says "my name is marina", but they refuse to call her that. one of the sons calls her maurice. at one point, the wife calls her daniel. the whole movie is about her defining her own character, finding her own space. and what is really interesting is that her name is echoed in these visual motifs throughout the film. it opens with a waterfall, a seascape on the wall of the bedroom. the film itself goes from being classical romance to a social realist drama to a weird lynchian thriller and at one point, it turns into a musical replete with levitation sequences. i thought it was wonderful. i thought daniela vega was wonderful, mesmerising in the role. you completely understand and care about her character and the situation she is in, and i thought it was a really good piece of work.
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and i loved it so much, i saw it and i went straight back and watched it again a second time because i thought there was so much in it. i think you will really like it. there is a recommendation! fantastic. i look forward to that. game night. yes. i have read quite a lot about this film and i still don't understand what it is about. ok, so it is — basically, here is the best way of describing it. game night — so therefore it lifts its rifts from the game, the david fincher movie, and date night. hence game night. there are two characters who are obsessed with games. they agree to take part in a murder mystery but when it starts off, maybe it is not a game, maybe it is real. maybe this loaded gun is not a prop. maybe it's real. that is the thrill. it is a kind of an idea we have seen done before. if you think about films like after hours or into the night, a normal couple gets sucked into strange underworld crime. however, it begins with them just having game night with their friends. here is a clip. come on, max! and go, go, go! 0h, easy — the famous actor we met at the airport about eight years ago.
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who? only actor we have met at an airport who's famous. bobby flay? he was in front of us at the sbarro? we wondered why he wasn't in the first class lounge. oh, yes, yes... who was that? god damn it! max, there's is a whole room of people to help you out. use us. good point. he was the incredible hulk! eric bana. other one. um, mark ruffalo? lou ferrigno! holy... primal fear! richard gere never played the incredible hulk! time! ed norton. primal fear! that is why those games are so annoying. but you laughed all the way through that. i have this rule that a comedy can only count as a comedy if it makes you laugh more than six times. you laughed more than six times in that clip. here's the thing with game night. i looked at the trailer and thought it is going to be that movie we have seen umpteen versions of but i got away with it because the cast gave it their best, the gags are funny.
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i do think that gag about richard gere, that is good, and that standard of gag is kept up all the way through. even through the set pieces and the very sort of contrived set—ups. they bump into people they think are playing being criminals but they are real criminals, or are they? that goes on all the way through the film, but i kept laughing. it kept me laughing, and nobody was more surprised than i was that that was the case. 0k. i am still not 100% sure. but anyway, ok. a fantastic woman is one you will love. i look forward to that and i am sure about the shape of water. i love it. i think it's wonderful. yes, i like it. do you feel as strongly as i do? i loved it in a curious way, but i enjoyed every moment. it is great that it has been multiply nominated. it looks wonderful, brilliant score, fantastic performances, and i have seen it three times and i will watch it again,
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because it is a lovely fairytale that you can keep revisiting. it is splash meets the creature from the black lagoon, and that's an ideal film for me. yes, it is best out. and should i say see it on a big screen? because visually, it is so impressive. yes. when it comes out on dvd, i will tell you the opposite. i will lie. you will have it in the best dvd category. yeah. so best dvd for this week is florida project. it is a shame it wasn't more represented at the awards. i mean, everything is coming up. willem dafoe is the only one who has been represented. i think it is great. it is a humanist, wonderful, modern version of our gang brilliantly directed from the director of tangerine. such a shame it has fallen into one supporting actor nod. but that tells you what you need to know about awards — they are nonsense. well, thanks! thanks for that thought! but it is beautifully made and it is starring some people — some of the people in it have not had formal acting training, alongside people like willem dafoe. and that's what — the real genius of it is you get someone who is a seasoned professional against a first—timer and suddenly, it works. there is no sense of having an imbalance between
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the performances because actually, it is because the director does a brilliantjob of putting everyone right in the space, and, you know, the whole film takes place just beyond the boundaries of disney world, so it is like you have been cast out of the magic kingdom into this netherworld. it has a sort of fairytale feel. into people in real american poverty, alongside disney world. living in a hotel designed as a resort hotel, but has become a hotel for people who are in poverty, who are essentially homeless, yet there is such vibrancy, such life, the characters are wonderful. i thought it was a terrific film. i thought it was going to be an awards contender, it will sweep the board, get everything, and thatjust shows... to be fair, you did say that — i wasn't going to remind you. i am the first to admit i can't predict awards. but there we go, it should have been nominated for more. should have been a contender. thank you very much, mark. more next week. before we go, there are all the film news and reviews from across the bbc online — you know the address, i am sure.
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all our previous programmes are on the iplayer as well. that is it for this week. enjoy your cinema going. see you next time. goodbye. the big freeze is set to gradually ease its breath on us in the coming days but only gradually and i can't promise you a heatwave or even truly spring temperatures, the figures will still be below average for march but the cold we had in a recent days will gradually ease, still looking pretty unsettled for us still looking pretty unsettled for us for ever. the beast from the east replaced by low pressure trying to push on from the south—west. we sit
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in generally cold air, the jet strea m in generally cold air, the jet stream is to the south of us but in a big cool a big stream is to the south of us but in a big cool —— pool of cold air but what this lowers effectively doing now is... modifying the air slightly, making it a little bit milder, pushing it back into the uk for the week ahead. hence why we stay in the blue shading another behind me. we are definitely going to feel a little warmer than we have done recently. the warm air running over cold ground can very often result in scenes like these, a lot mist and mark around. that is the picture for this evening, overnight and on into tomorrow, really. some snow still possible this evening across the midlands and wales, even down to lower levels, petering out as it runs into england overnight. rain over western england, perhaps heavy and thundery, still wintry across the hills but the rain could result in some rapid law in and
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problems. —— rapid soaring. still wintry showers throughout the night, and actually throughout sunday daytime into eastern scotland. another one to three centimetres of snow here but typically further south, we are looking at rain, snow becoming confined to just highest ground. you can see the signs of the milderair ground. you can see the signs of the milder air there in terms of the temperatures, up to perhaps seven or eight agrees. then we look on into the week ahead. we keep the risk of snow in the north but for scotland, temperatures will come up, too, in the days ahead. outbreaks of rain possible in the days ahead. here is your outlook for monday and tuesday, temperatures in double figures for london as we go into next week. this is bbc news. the headlines at six. thousands of homes are without power
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in parts of wales and england as the uk struggles with the bitter winter conditions. that's my car there, so that's not going anywhere and then all the local trains and buses are cancelled, people are just going around on sledges on the main road yesterday. several flood warnings have been issued for parts of england due to high tides and strong winds. further travel disruption is expected. the prime minister has helped bring together remain and leave supporters — according to the health secretary, jeremy hunt. video assistant referees are set to be used at this year's world cup in russia after football's lawmakers voted to approve the technology. and liverpool can go second in the premier league — if they beat newcastle at anfield tonight. we'll have that, and the rest of the day's sport in
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