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the duke of edinburgh went to hospitalfor a check—up after yesterday's car crash in norfolk. doctors said he had no injuries of concern. a 9—month—old baby in the other vehicle wasn't hurt, but two women suffered minor injuries. the prince was left shocked, and shaken. that was the first time i saw his face and i realised that i was holding the duke of edinburgh. police say they're investigating, and will take any appropriate action. we'll have the very lastest from the scene. also on the programme: pharamacists warn of a shortage of some basic drugs, including painkillers and anti depressents. three men have beenjailed for life for murdering five people in an explosion in leicester, as part of an insurance scam. not so sweet on the high street... who's up or down, in the battle for shoppers? and menna fitzpatrick and her guide, jenifer kehoe, britain's most decorated winter pa ralympians, go for gold, at the world championships. coming up in sportsday later
in the hour on bbc news: we'll look ahead to the final round of matches in rugby union's champions cup. edinburgh can book a quarterfinal place tonight. good evening, and welcome to the bbc news at six. buckingham palace has announced that the duke of edinburgh has been to hospital for a check—up, after being involved in a car crash at sandringham last night. doctors have confirmed that he had no injuries of concern. police in norfolk say they're investigating the crash and will take "any appropriate action". an eyewitness who helped the prince, who's 97, out of his overturned landrover car, described the scene
of the collision, at a road junction near the sandringham estate, as "horrendous." the woman driving the other vehicle in the crash was treated in hospitalfor cuts, while herfemale passenger broke her wrist. a 9—month—old baby, who was also in their car, wasn't hurt. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, is at sandringham for us this evening. yes, more than 2a hours after prince phillip‘s car crash, it is becoming clearer now what happened. clearer also how miraculous it was that he escaped unhurt. it was the devastating car crash that the queen's 97—year—old husband simply walked away from. his land rover freelander had ended up on its side, and a nine—month—old baby boy had been taken unharmed from the other car. roy warne was the first to the scene, telling me what had initially caught his eye. i saw a car somersaulting across the road from my right. it was tumbling. it was turning over.
he rushed to help the clearly elderly driver of what was a land rover freelander, but at first the man's legs were trapped. when his left leg moved, his right leg became free and he was able to turn over and that was the first time i saw his face and i realised i was holding the duke of edinburgh, and i said something to myself, something like, "blimey", but probably a bit stronger. roy warne then helped the duke out of the car, through the sunroof. he walked away from his car and asked if other people were all right. so, his kind of immediate concern at that point seemed to be for the well—being of the people travelling in the other vehicle? he was much more concerned about other people than himself. in the aftermath, the duke told police the low winter sun had been a problem yesterday afternoon.
he mentioned that he was dazzled by the sun, which would have been directly in front of him from the direction of his travel, would have been right in his eyes at horizon level. police are still looking into the crash that they say they're going to investigate just like any other road traffic accident, but it seems that what happened is with the sun low in the sky, the duke of edinburgh pulled out in this busy road and was in a collision with a blue kia stop his car then tumbled down the road, ending ﬁg here, with down the road, ending up here, with driver's the down the road, ending up here, with driver's to the gems"! down the road, ending up here, with driver's to ‘thee ems"! down the road, ending up here, with driver's to ‘thee gems"! of zfiif=’s:z::.st isﬁfzessez , the duke should stop all ﬁngers in uk ﬁngers in. uk over 70 have ﬁngers in i license er 70 have ﬁngers in i license every have ﬁngers in i license every three yea rs. years. this notorious stretch of
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concern. the duke has now returned to sandringham. they willjust not wa nt to sandringham. they willjust not want a fuss to be made. no members of the family have been going to visit him, theyjust - do it visit him. theyjust don't do it way. i is ‘ concerned, ‘concerned, he's injuries of concerned; hes—beeie injuries of concerned; hes—beck wife injuries of concerned; hes—bode wife the | know i for a the other car. i don't think for a moment that philip himself will have beenin moment that philip himself will have been in touch by telephone with the people in the car but royal e.— e g sandringham, , .. e.— e g sandringham, quite .. officials at sandringham, quite understandably and reasonably well have been in touch to say how are you? and pleasantries, we understand, have been exchanged. many thanks. pharmacists are warning they're struggling to obtain some common medicines, including painkillers and anti—depressants, leaving patients complaining of delays in getting the drugs they need. the bbc has learned there's been a big rise in the number of medicines being placed on the "shortage of supply" list for england. increased global demand and the rising cost of raw materials, are being blamed for some of the shortages. here's our health correspondent catherine burns. this drug, as you can see, has gone
com pletely this drug, as you can see, has gone completely red. as we film, the realisation that another drug is running low. this main wholesaler has now gone completely out of stock. now we will have to shop around to make sure customers and patients continue to get access to this medicine. it is not unusual for this medicine. it is not unusual for this to happen. problems with supply and demand for medicines. in fact, every month, the government agrees to pay a premium for some drugs where availability is low. what is unusual is the number of drugs they are doing this for. lists are published every month, showing which medicines are in such short supply. injanuary medicines are in such short supply. in january 2015, there were 12. medicines are in such short supply. injanuary 2015, there were 12. the highest number was in 2017, well before brexit became a pressing issue. at the end of last year, there was a surge from 45 in the autumn to the most recent figure, 80. many of the shortages have been the commonly prescribed drugs light from other side, used to treat high
blood pressure and naproxen, a common anti—inflammatory. wendy turner can struggle with everyday tasks. she has a condition which means she is always in pain. she says naproxen keeps it down to a manageable level. i've got tablets levelled today and tomorrow and then they are gone. i'm worried and a bit scared about it and its stress. they are gone. i'm worried and a bit scared about it and its stressm she can't get any in time, she will have to take a less strong alternative. pharmacists say there is almost always something else to try, as long as people get their prescriptions in in good time. most people won't notice this and will still be getting their prescriptions filled as normal but i've spoken to others who are really worried, especially people with long—term conditions. 0ne especially people with long—term conditions. one woman told me she has tracked down her medicines online in america. 0thers has tracked down her medicines online in america. others say they are sharing with friends. 0ne online in america. others say they are sharing with friends. one man told me he is having to cut tablets in half to guess the right dosage.
they have risks. there are several possible reasons why this is happening, from increased global demand to the rising cost of raw materials. some in the industry think there could be an element of so—called unconscious stockpiling along the supply chain ahead of a possible no—deal brexit. but the government and others say there is no evidence that is happening. government and others say there is no evidence that is happeninglj don't think brexit is the factor at the moment. it's too early, we are too far away. the nhs has been good at getting drugs at good prices but they are global and if they get a good price for their products whereas in the world, they might be supplying those other countries in priority to the nhs in the uk. the government says it is working closely with the industry to make sure patients get the medicines they need. catherine burns, bbc news. the government's financial watchdog, has warned that the long term plan to improve the nhs in england, which was announced last week, could be threatened by growing waiting lists and staff shortages. the national audit office also says it will be difficult to make the nhs sustainable,
without a long—term funding settlement for social care. the prime minister has spent the day speaking to european leaders and meeting cabinet ministers to discuss the future of her brexit deal, which was overwhelmingly rejected by mps earlier this week. mrs may is due to present her new plans to parliament on monday. 0ur political correspondent ben wright reports. mrgove, are you mr gove, are you confident of getting the brexit deal you want? what now? today the prime minister continued to listen, with cabinet in and out to 7§ in a the ut to 7§ in a the prime share their advice with the prime minister who has i brexit share their advice with the prime minister who hasi brexit deal share their advice with the prime minist of who hasi brexit deal share their advice with the prime minist of who hasi hates deal share their advice with the prime minist of who hasi hates and i eu house of commons hates and the eu and cis cannot be ' ’ ” and cis cannot be changed. tight—lipped, but for brexiteers, some red lines on trade must stay. tight—lipped, but for brexiteers, some red lines on trade must staylj don't believe we could have an in bed dependent trade policy we stayed ina bed dependent trade policy we stayed in a customs union. the reason for that, in a customs union, with the european union, we would have to
apply a european trade. without having a say in how it's made. he is happy to sign agreements with australia but won't sign up to a customs union compromise which might lead to cross—party support in parliament for a new deal. while some in theresa may's divided cabinet are telling her leaving the european union without a deali 0k, - it ok, the gang minister find cross— party cross—party solution to to compromise and to s; " what they think would be the ‘ofa ‘ of a brexit. ‘of a brexit. and of disaster of a no—deal brexit. and of! there is very little time on the prime minister will make monday, the prime minister will make a statement in the common setting out the government has met plan b and mps will start to put forward their eternity of ideas as amendments to that motion. the following tuesday will then see a series of crunch boats on all of that. as things stand, exactly two months later, the uk are set to leave the eu, whether parliament has agreed a brexit deal or not. the
former foreign secretary toured a pro—brexit business this morning, keen to tell the prime minister to fundamentally renegotiate her deal with the eu and under no circumstances to delay the uk's departure. telling the british public after all this hoo hah that we have abandoned the project of leaving the european union would be so leaving the european union would be so utterly pathetic, it would reinforce peoples view that there is some kind of plot going on at westminster to stop this thing. here, competing ideas to break the political paralysis are being argued over and many mps do see the merits and asking for some more time.“ over and many mps do see the merits and asking for some more time. if we need further negotiation and article 50 is extended for a few months, until the summer, i don't have a problem. a few months. and i don't think the public... they are reasonable on this. theresa may spoke to eu leaders that her headacheis spoke to eu leaders that her headache is here, trapped between the demands of her divided party and
a fractured parliament. ben wright, bbc news, westminster. the old bailey's been told the pilot of a vintage aircraft that crashed killing 11 people at the shoreham airshow in 2015, did nothing to recover from a stunt which had gone wrong, until he was just 100 feet off the ground. andrew hill is accused of 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. he denies the charges. three men have beenjailed for life for murdering five people, in an explosion at a shop in leicester last february. aram kurd and arkan ali will each serve a minimum of 38 years, while hawkar hassan was given 33 years. the court heard they caused the explosion, as part of an insurance scam. this report by sima kotecha contains distressing images from the start. shortly after 7pm, a massive explosion in the basement of a shop. its magnitude meant that it destroyed the entire building, and killed the five people inside it. three men were responsible: hawkar
hassan, arkan ali and aram kurd. this afternoon, all were sentenced to life injailfor murder. to the families, whose strength, resolve and dignity cc; turf; their victims, 46—year—old mary ragoobar, her two teenage sons, sean and shane, shane's girlfriend, 18—year—old leah reek. all were enjoying a quiet sunday evening in theirflat. i don't think you ever get over it. no. it's still not real, if you know what i mean? we know she's gone, but to see her walk out the house and never, ever see her again... yeah. it hurts all the time, doesn't it? yeah.
also killed in the polish supermarket below the flat, 22—year—old viktorija ijevleva, a co—conspirator who they left to die because she knew too much about their plans. this empty space is a constant reminder of what happened last february on that incredibly cold evening. this community still feels the shock of the fire that resonated around this city. jose ragoobeer said his world was shattered after losing his wife and sons. his youngest son, scotty, was the only one to survive the blast. every day i cry. i cried every day, because everything you do... you think of them. thejudge described the men as exceptionally callous and deceitful, who, he said, haven't shown the slightest bit of remorse for their wicked crimes. sima kotecha, bbc news, leicester.
to hearfrom britain's most decorated winter pa ralympians. — menna fitzpatrick and her guide jen kehoe, on going for gold at the world championships. we are still the two, really fun girls who do an amazing sport and just do it because we love it. that's never going to change. and coming up in sportsday in the next 15 minutes on bbc news, maria sharapova rolls back the years in melbourne. she has knocked out the defending champion, caroline wozniacki at the australian open. uk retail sales fell by more than expected last month, after consumers brought shopping, to november.
the latest figures from the office for national statistics also show that onlinesheeeino in decemtmm exacerbating the problems of established names like marks and spencer. m and s this week identified more stores that will close. our business correspondent, emma simpson, has been to bedford, where the once—resilent high street, is now feeling the pinch. bedford has escaped the worst of the downfall on our high streets, but it faces a big challenge now. it's m&s, the cornerstone of this town centre is set to shut. i don't want to lose our m&s. it is the heart of our town. i think it will die. i think the town will die. i really do. we will miss it. i will miss it. yes. terribly. it is really sad. do you buy your clothes there? no.
i do a lot of online shopping now with two children. so, i would probablyjust go online. in december was done online. another record. but that led to falling sales here on the high street, increasing the pressure on retailers who are having trouble making the numbers add up. something has got to give. round the corner, they worry that this one could be next. up the road, they have been doing just that since 1905, so how was christmas? booming. lisa has only owned this sweet shop since september. some people might be
thinking, what on earth are you doing, taking on a shop? yeah, it was a bit of an impulse buy. but, this shop offers much more than just a few sweets in a sweet jar. i still believe that there is a need to have a retail experience that isn't sitting behind a computer. marks and spencer had a long history here, too. nearly 90 years. that is not enough these days, though. it says it needs fewer, better storage for its long—term survival. but it will leave a big old gap for this town and others to fill. emma simpson, bbc news, bedford. a shopping centre in fife is up for auction, with a starting price ofjust one pound. the postings in the town of kirkoddy, is owned by a pension fund and fourteen of its twenty one shops are currently vacant. the sale is the latest sign of the pressures facing the uk's high streets. the jury in the trial
of two men charged over the hillsborough stadium disaster, which claimed 96 lives, david duckenfield, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 liverpool fans, in april 1989. judith moritz is at preston crown court for us... yesterday the focus was on the police officer in charge, david duckenfield, today attention moved to the other defendant and graham mackrell‘s barrister told the jury he that he had been the club secretary at sheffield wednesday and he said that hillsborough had been the subject of enormous press coverage and controversy over the last 30 years, but whatever the juror ‘s may think they know about
the disaster, he said, and if it does not relate to graham mackrell. graham mackrell was a safety officer without any safety training. sheffield wednesday's former club secretary qualified as an accountant, thejury heard, yet in 1989 he was responsible for safety at the hillsborough stadium. he is accused of turning a blind eye to the way fans were going to make their way through the turnstiles and failing to make contingency plans. jason beer qc, defending mr mackrell told the jury that 30 years ago the role of a safety officer was a new concept. he said they mustjudge him by the standards of the time. the court also heard that the structure and the layout of the hillsborough ground were approved before mr mackrelljoined the club. the stadium was the prestigious venue, used to hosting big matches but the jury was also told that there had been previous problems with overcrowding before the fatal crush in 1989. eight years earlier spurs played wolves in an fa semi cup
final when a crush in the crowd began, police allowed fans onto the touchline. you can see them sitting along the pitch having got out. the court heard from spurs supporters he wrote a letter afterwards to complain he had missed the match, saying a police officer told him leppings lane was the stadium's worst end and he added the situation was always the same at big games. when the crush happened in 1989 96 lives were lost. their families are now sitting through a criminal trial, nearly 30 years after the disaster. the latest work by the graffiti artist banksy, which appeared
on the side of a garage in port talbot in december, has been sold privately for a "six—figure sum". entitled ‘season's greetings,‘ it depicts a child apparently enjoying snow falling, but the other side reveals it's says the work will remain
in the town for at least two years tigﬁiﬁg tﬁiji‘l'rlg 51512555“. em menna fitzpatrick has just 5 per cent vision, yet has made her name flying down ski slopes at speeds normally seen on a motorway. ?menna and her guide, jenifer kehoe, became britain's most decorated winter paralympians, after winning 4 medals including a gold in pyeongchang last year. next up is the world championships, which get underway next week in slovenia. andy swiss, has been to meet them. hoping once again to hurtle into history, a sporting double act like
few others. menna fitzpatrick has less than 5% vision, this is a simulation of what she sees as she followsjen kehoe's orange bib. and last year it led the pair to paralympic glory. she's in front!
the unheralded duo came home heroes. from the royal box at wimbledon to mbes at windsor castle, and as they return to major competition, being celebrities, they told me, has been surreal. when you look back on it and think oh my goodness, were we really there? was that us standing on that podium? and then all the stuff afterwards like people coming up to you on the street and saying, oh, that's menna! and getting to do some cool things, like