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there were still out from the met office throughout the rest of the day and especially so across the south and the west, but we will continue to see showers falling gci’oss continue to see showers falling across the north, central and eastern areas. the northwest and parts of northern ireland will see brighter weather. this is the greatest concern. 10—20 centimetres, severe weather. it will be blowing a gale as well. treacherous conditions for those out and about. it stays bitingly cold overnight, even though we lose a lot of the snow. it will bea we lose a lot of the snow. it will be a hard frost in the south because of the strength of the wind. the good news is things quietened down tomorrow as high pressure moves into cot of this bitter wind. this is bbc news. our latest headlines: snow and ice are causing difficult
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driving conditions across much of england and wales. some police forces are advising motorists to avoid non—essential travel. the russian ambassador to the eu has suggested the nerve agent used in the salisbury poisoning could have come from the british research laboratory at porton down in wiltshire. a man's been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was driven into a nightclub in gravesend, in kent. a number of people have been injured. a commons committee has said the government should consider delaying brexit — because so little progress has been made in key areas of negotiation with the eu. coming up in a few minutes our sunday morning edition of the papers — this mornings reviewers are journalist and broadcaster, rachel shabi, and anne ashworth, associate editor of the times. before the papers — sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's katherine downes.
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paralympics gb are celebrating their best ever winter games — after winning their first gold medal in pyeongchang. menna fitzpatrick and jen kehoe won the visually impared slalom — adding gold to the two silver medals and a bronze they'd already won. they'll be flag—bearers at today's closing ceremony. mille knight and brett wild won bronze in the same event — bringing paralympics gb‘s medal tally to seven. it's been absolutely astonishing, the way that this week has gone from quite low to extremely, extremely high. as soon as we crossed that finish line in the second race, my confidence got boosted, and from winning the bronze, as well, it was absolutely amazing to finish on a gold medal. and put in one of our strongest performances this week is beyond words. it has not sunk in and probably won't until we get back to
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the uk, and are back in our own bed and have a lie in. it was the perfect end to ireland's six nations campaign, as they beat england 2a points to 15 at twickenham to win their third grand slam on st patrick's day. joe wilson was watching for us... so they came to twickenham and never looked like losing. that's how good ireland were. from the moment the ball was hoisted into the sky, ireland were on top. anthony watson was there, but not there. garry ringrose's hands applied the downward pressure. next, an electric move and when it came, the final stretch delivered the ball to the foot of the post. another try. england got a try back through farrell's kick, but by half—time they were further behind, because ireland's wonder kid, jacob stockdale kicked and dashed and touched down before the line. the line was blue in case of snow. his seventh try of the tournament. eddie jones‘ unbeaten run
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at twickenham was over. england's late tries changed nothing except to polish the score. ireland's day, ireland's year. well, with these players celebrating behind me, some of them experience, some of them less so it is easy to forget that ireland have lost some of their greatest ever players for retirement in recent years. no o'gara, o'connor, no o'driscoll. no problem. it's a special day for everybody involved, in irish rugby, and to be here and come and top it off with winning here, this is a really tough place to go, and that is the sign of a champion team to come here and do that. many of these irish grand slam players will aim to be world cup winners next autumn. england need men to start again. there were also final day wins for scotland over italy and and wales over france. so this is how the final table looks. ireland are champions, wales finish second. england supporters may want to look away — they sit only above italy in fifth.
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manchester united have made it through to the semi—finals of the fa cup, beating brighton 2—0 at old trafford. romelu lukaku struck the first, and nemanja matic hit the second — in what has been a difficult week forjose mourinho, who didn't hold back in criticising his players even though they're through to the last four. when the sun is shining, it's easy to play football, you know what i mean? when you win matches, everything goes in your direction and even myself i can play when the sun is shining, but when it's dark, and when you are under pressure, only the top ones can do it and today we did not have many top ones. christian eriksen stole the show at the liberty stadium as tottenham also eased into the semi—finals with a comfortable 3—0 win over swansea. the dane scored in each half, with erik lamela providing the other goal. they'll now have a home' match in the semi final at wembley. liverpool's mo salah has
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been making headlines all season, his outstanding performances, but perhaps this was his best yet. he scored 4 goals, as they won 5—0. against watford. he now takes his goal tally to 28. liverpool leap frog tottenham into third place. it wasn't a good day for rock—bottom west brom. bournemouth scored late on to win 2—1. it's albion‘s seventh straight premier league defeat, and it heaps more pressure on manager alan pardew. there were also wins for crystal palace and everton. he's 36 years old, but world number one roger federer has not only reached the final at indian wells. it's also his best ever start to a season. he beat croatia's borna coric in three sets and will face argentina'sjuan martin del potro in the final. it was federer‘s 17th consecutive win of the year, surpassing his previous career best of 16 back in 2006. the bad weather across the country
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caused many events to called. most notable, the anglo welsh cup final team bath and exeter. also of the women's fa cup quarterfinal ties june arsenal and charlton, and sunderland versus manchester city. i am sure there would be more to add to that later on in the day, but for i'iow to that later on in the day, but for now it is time for the papers. with me are the journalist and broadcaster rachel shabi and the associate editor of the times, anne ashworth. let's have a look then at this mornings front pages. the observer has an interview with a whistle—blower who alleges
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that information from millions of facebook users may have been used by a data company, during the 2016 us presidential election. both companies deny any wrongdoing. the mail on sunday says theresa may is planning a crackdown on what the paper calls putin's mcmafia — associates of the russian president with money in the uk. the sunday times warns that a russian cyber—attack could turn the lights out in britain. it reports that the national grid is on alert. the sunday express has more on theresa may putting pressure on moscow — with a possible travel ban for 1,000 russian tycoons. the sunday telegraph leads on the same story — as well as a photograph of a smiling duke and duchess of cambridge at a st patrick's day parade of the irish guards. and the sunday mirror leads on the sex abuse scandal in telford, quoting a police insider who says it was ‘too much trouble' to crack
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down on grooming gangs. the mail on sunday lead on mcmafia millions. is this the new stage targeting the money? it seems to be. it does seem to be a sensible thing to do when you think about that their lots of russian oligarchs in their lots of russian oligarchs in the uk using the uk as a means of laundering some money acquired. if there are assets in their right to be in the uk is copper mines, then they will be irritated with putin for precipitating the situation. theresa may making it easier to
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seize these... ways to curb that. these are all, i think, the right approach, but it is interesting, because this is exactly whatjeremy corbyn was suggesting that we do, and when he did that, he was laughed at, whereas now that she was digesting it, she is being rightly lauded. the conservatives actually sat down the labour amendment, to discuss... but also take it further by leaking it to human rights violators making it easier to go after human rights violators. that
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meeting was very quickly shut down by the conservative government, it was supposed to be a three—hour hearing, and it was closed after half an hour. before any of this happened, you had the labour amendment trying to bring these measures through, and it was com pletely measures through, and it was completely shut down. and what are your thoughts on this? you think that theresa may needs to go further? i think the adjective church alien —— churchillian was used yesterday. however, it is a very, very tricky path that they are trying to go down. because, visas you can make more difficult... the situation is that we have already got a great deal of russian money already invested in this country, and it is very difficult to see how we could make life so uncomfortable
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for these oligarchs and that they would turn on putin, because many of them are not necessarily friends of putin. some of them are said to be putin's cronies. they are not all putin's cronies. they are not all putin's cronies. they are not all putin's cronies. what are these emergency laws? will we have sudden tax rises? more tax on their properties? it is not quite clear. it is all in the round of rhetoric at the moment, and there is not too much that is concrete to hang up on. you mentionjeremy corbyn. much that is concrete to hang up on. you mention jeremy corbynlj much that is concrete to hang up on. you mention jeremy corbyn. i think that theresa may has handled this correctly. i wouldn't necessarily say the same thing of some of her ministers. ifind some say the same thing of some of her ministers. i find some of their rhetoric unhelpful, bordering on childish and very and idiomatic, when you look at the sort of thing that gavin williamson and boris johnson have been saying. but, this whole week has been really appalling
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in the way that the leader of the 0pposition has been treated, i understand that people don't like him, and that is one thing, but some people, i wish they could get past that. and get a bit of accurate reporting. plenty of his own backbenchers were not happy with his performance. and do some accurate reporting of what he actually said. that was exactly the same as what theresa may said. all the evidence baseit theresa may said. all the evidence base it highly likely that the russian state was either directly or indirectly responsible for the salisbury attack. all that she is asking for is international law. at the moment, it isn't exactly at this moment that we need to call ahead and say, hang on, let's slow down, let's follow due process. that is all he did. beds have a quick look at the sunday telegraph would also spattered on this. a similar story, really. britain to punish putin's
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cronies, but they also took the about the possibility, leader of the scottish conservatives saying that britain should pull the plug on russia today. it has got a tiny numberof russia today. it has got a tiny number of viewers. what a terrible crew that would be for putin. so you think that would backfire?” crew that would be for putin. so you think that would backfire? i think we need to be very measured, here. yes it would backfire. it is very interesting that most of corbyn's backbenchers take a different view of him. i think people would have been horrified... russian gangsters and being transported to the british isles. rachel, the sunday times, i suppose the threat that russia might intensify might put it up another notch. this one is scary, isn't it?
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of course it is scary, i am not and nine at one second, i am just saying that it nine at one second, i am just saying thatitis nine at one second, i am just saying that it is exactly at this moment a time of international crisis that our values and our commitment to international law is tested, and if these are things that we believe in, then this is the moment to show that we believe in them. but this is a suggestion that the russians could cut our power supplies. that is terrifying. absolutely terrifying. but we know... rusher is a malign actor around the world with these horrifying attacks. we look at their support in syria, we look at potential invitations with manipulating social media in order to do distort potentially election is both in the uk and in the us. we know that it has capacity to engage in this kind of cyber warfare, and the national grid, according to the sunday times was put on alert this week by our national cyber security ce ntre week by our national cyber security centre saying that you need to step up
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centre saying that you need to step up the security in case there is such an attack. and of course it is terrifying. it turns the cold war into a cyber war. how this war will play out, we have got nothing to judge this by. we have seen huge amount of writing about the cold war, and the lessons that we learn from that. but the lessons that we learned from that will not necessarily be useful in the ways in which russia can attack us, through our electricity supplies. it is a very, very interesting one. i am sure that people have 0rigi started to write books about this one. what about the rhetoric of some of the politicians, you mentioned boris johnson. he has got a piece saying resisting a bully is risky, but it is right. ie critical of the things that he has been saying and what he says he? yes, i am very critical. it co m pa res says he? yes, i am very critical. it compares very starkly with what theresa may is saying, and i wonder what she has to say about this. this
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uses hyperbole and rhetoric. ratcheting up and inflaming a situation. look, we are dealing with an authoritarian ruler of a country with nuclear weapons. the last thing we wa nt with nuclear weapons. the last thing we want is this kind of language from our foreign secretary. but he is just calling it as it is. from our foreign secretary. but he isjust calling it as it is. he is saying it is reckless. it is. but assuming that he he doesn't know any more than theresa may knows at this stage, all she is saying is that the russian state was highly likely to be responsible for the nerve agent. we don't know whether it is directly or indirectly, yet. it is incredibly reckless and dangerous and not diplomatic to be ratcheting things up. just while we talk about boris johnson, we havejust heard up. just while we talk about boris johnson, we have just heard that he has said in the last few minutes, that experts will come to britain on monday tomorrow, in fact, to test
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samples of the nerve agent, so that it quite interesting. that is exactly what corbyn was calling for, and was laughed at, so here we are. whatever you think of him, it is a very beautifully well argued these, and you know, you have got to bow. he does it well. his way with words. you have got to... that will resonate with a lot of sun readers this morning. the observer, they have got a thing about facebook, that files were taken in a record dated —— dated breach. that files were taken in a record dated -- dated breach. never do an online quiz. it is a way for them to harvest your information so that it is proved. these people that did a psychological quiz, quite innocently, hoping to find out more about themselves, their details were stolen, those of all their facebook
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friends were stolen, and then used in programmes to... for the american election by this company, cambridge analytics, in which they were supposed to have reveals people's in the demons in a way that... what we use and what we say, and what we write online, reveals more about ourselves, and it was used in the american election. i think this is an extraordinary story which makes you think, how much of this information have we already given away? and some of this information is said to be still the sale on the web. rachel, are you careful what you put on this the? are you on facebook? i try to be. this is an incredible is the port. it is in the 0bserver as well as the new york times. they both have is
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whistle—blower, that is what makes it so strong. he was one of the founders of cambridge analytics, and at that time they were approached by at that time they were approached by a tram supporter, robert mercer and stephen bannon, who was trumped's —— trump's key adviser at the time. they had to devise this means targeting people for political campaigning online, using psychological profiles, and they didn't at that time have that model, and that is when they decided to exploit facebook quote, to harvest 50 million profiles. they will use without those people knowing that that was going to happen. i do think... facebook of course there's that this was not really a breach, because the researchers to open the floodgates in this way did so "in a legitimate way and in the proper channels". ..
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legitimate way and in the proper channels"... would legitimate way and in the proper channels". .. would anybody's information whose was used in this way regarded as through the proper channels. we have gotten very tough data protection rules in this country which are being toughened up again. it seems that silicon valley people seem to operate outside that key regulation. i have got lots of younger friends who are coming off facebook because they want to retain some privacy. ijust wonder whether this would be the moment... the access changes, and we start to become distrustful of social media, rather than happy to commit to it, all our innermost secrets, financial, personal and otherwise. all our innermost secrets, financial, personal and otherwiselj financial, personal and otherwise.” think that is right. there is a lot of good faith, here. facebook has suspended its links with the cable company. although it is said that they knew about it two years ago.
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0k, all right. great front—page story, but am afraid we have run out of time. good to have you both with us. that is it for the sunday papers this morning. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — seven days a week at bbc dot co uk thank you rachel shabi and anne ashworth. goodbye. now then, let's turn our attention to sport and paralympics gb won a gold medal overnight making contact our most successful winter games. menna fitzpatrick and guidejen kehoe came first in the women's reduced site slalom. there's talk to
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katherine grainger, who i am pleased to say is in our london newsroom. you must be thrilled.” to say is in our london newsroom. you must be thrilled. i am thrilled. everyone is immensely proud of them. what do you put it down to? is it the money that has been invested? the money that comes in from the national lottery enables athletes to go out there and take on huge ambitions that they all have. i did it as an athlete for a very long time. it was transformed whether it is the coaching support, the training facilities, the equipment, but you'll still need immense talent at the heart of that, who can take all that gifts that come from that money and go and deliver the performance on the big day. that is what it boils down to, can they do it when it matters? it has been a
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fantastic performance. what grades these athletes when they come back home? you have come back before. what is incredible is they've been there for a couple of weeks, now. the whole team that is there, you become a family, together. and then you are also quite protected. it is ina winter you are also quite protected. it is in a winter paralympic world and thatis in a winter paralympic world and that is all you know about. it is not until you come back that you get the hero's welcome of people who have been watching and supporting and cheering. it is very emotional and cheering. it is very emotional and it is quite a big surprise, just the scale of how inspirational you have been when you out there. it will be a lovely homecoming. and the money that is investigated, you would say that it is all completely worthwhile? it is. that is why we need to set these targets. it is public money and needs to be invested in the right way. the targets a re invested in the right way. the targets are there to enable the evidence that what we are investing in and what we are exciting to get
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at the end of the day. the paralympics, you at the end of the day. the pa ralympics, you know, at the end of the day. the paralympics, you know, in terms of the winter olympics, do you feel that there is something you need to keep striving for, keep striving to do better in? it is great. as a nation, we have got bigger numbers and bigger successes. that is on a four—year cycle, and what is great is that the winter games comes in an alternate for years, then every alternate for years, then every alternate years we get a 0lympic game is to look forward to. so, we see a time and time again that the support is there. the injustice that. we need to make sure that that is what the public wants to see, and so far, we are definitely hearing that. great to talk to you, thank you very much for being with us. now, to check out the latest weather conditions. they are pretty bad around the country. helen has got the details. treacherous conditions. there are
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still amber warnings and forcefully wrest the day. there will be snow showers as well, as well. those snow showers as well, as well. those snow showers are blowing around in this gale force wind which makes it feel better, but it is significantly reducing the net visibility, so lots of hazards, and dangers if you are out and about on the roads, today. it is slightly brighter picture of the north—west of scotland and north—west of all of the nyland, but still bitterly cold. some of the worst... we have seen heavy snowfall through wales, more snow to come on that strong easterly wind, blowing it around. we have already had ten to 15 centimetres, and those bases. fuel i think that yesterday, and across east anglia and the saudis. could be some snow showers around,
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but few for the north—west of northern ireland. still coming through the central lowlands. we have had a good covering here in the legs of glasgow through the night. let's trace that snow it is very slow easing its way westwards. the temperatures, they are nothing to write home about. they are akin with yesterday. with slightly less wind in the north. it is able another very bitty derek —— bitter day, with a pungent boss to come throughout the night. we will keep the strong winds across southern areas. we will ta ke winds across southern areas. we will take a long time to lose that. we have still got that easterly winds in the south, so it is another cold night. frosty night across the board. could be a bit of messiness. we do slowly lose that, this high—pressure orientate itself across the north. it allows a
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northerly wind as opposed to easterly. fewer showers to content with. the return to work on monday, very icy, though. why we have had a lot of snow, that is bound to be the case. we could see that melting again. we have do wait until the middle of the week, and temperatures will recover by then. goodbye. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown the headlines at nine: another cold snap leaves motorists facing treacherous driving conditions. forecasters predict temperatures will feel as low as minus ten today. in east yorkshire wind, snow and ice are still causing problems for travellers this morning. i'm here in devon where it temperatures are plummeting. the russian ambassador to the eu suggests the nerve agent used in the salisbury poisoning could have come from the british
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research laboratory at porton down. porton down, as we now all now, is the largest military facility in the united kingdom that has been dealing with chemical weapons and research, and it is actually about eight miles from salisbury.
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