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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2.00: theresa may plans to ask the eu tomorrow is the official start of for a short delay to brexit — spring, but will be any sun? until the end ofjune, but with an option of a longer one. well, the weather has ruffled some the united nations says the storm that's ravaged parts of southern feathers, tomorrow is the africa is possibly the worst traditional start of spring and it weather—related disaster ever to hit will feel like it. high pressure the southern hemisphere. building towards the south—west of the situation here in the uk at the moment, we will be mozambique is catastrophic. dragging up some mild airfrom the the losses are tremendous. mid—atlantic, pushing praying. dragging up some mild airfrom the mid—atla ntic, pushing across dragging up some mild airfrom the mid—atlantic, pushing across all parts of the uk. temperatures well above where they should be for the a muslim prayer — uk. 16 degrees around the moray as new zealand's prime minister vows never to speak the name firth, quite widely 16 on ab 17 of the alleged gunman who killed 50 people. gci’oss firth, quite widely 16 on ab 17 across the uk, especially in the sunshine. if you have sunshine coming up on afternoon live, today, very pleasant. fairly grey all the sport — huw ferris. for many but mild. the cloud is thick enough for rain and drizzle. went some breaks will hedge their way tomorrow. most likely to see rain or drizzle way tomorrow. most likely to see rain ordrizzle in way tomorrow. most likely to see rain or drizzle in parts of
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north—western scotland, heavy bursts for the highlands, orkney and shetland, and some awful southern scotland, northern england and northern ireland. a further south and east you are, the better chance of respite from the outbreaks. the thickest of the cloud and tempest weather islington to a weak weather front sinking into northern ireland, southern scotland and northern england —— is linked to a week weather front. most of us are well clear of frost tomorrow morning. a fairly grey start, pledge breaking up, sunshine coming through. most credit in scotland, northern ireland and northern england. there will be heavy bursts of rain in the highlands and hebrides later. more sunshine will develop in the afternoon, it could hit 16 degrees in the moray firth, 16 or 17 in east wales and east england. if anything, the rain is still there in the
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north—west of scotland on thursday, it will mount up in the highlands and could cause rivers and streams to flood. wetter across the hebrides. further south, to flood. wetter across the hebrides. furthersouth, cloud breaks, the best of which are probably in the north—east of england and eastern northern ireland. it could hit around 16 degrees again. wet and windy on thursday, lasting into friday. into the start of the weekend, the cloud we have will sweep away. whilst thursday and friday are remaining fairly cloudy with very wet and windy weather in the north of scotland, temperatures may have dropped 80 degrees by saturday, still above where they should be for the time of year, but a greater amount of sunshine. but watch how quickly the cloud in the south korea's. but all in all, not looking too bad. —— how quickly the cloud in the south korea's. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... cabinet sources had told the bbc the
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prime minister plans to ask the eu for a short delay to brexit until the end ofjune, with the option of a longer delay. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. time for some sport on bbc news. hello i'm hugh ferris. chelsea's callum hudson odoi has trained with engalnd for the first time after admitting he didn't believe it when he was called up to the senior squad. the 18—year—old was with the under 21s — who he hasn't played for yet either — when he was promoted for the european qualifiers against czech republic and montenegro. he has a chance of representing his country before he's made a premier league start for his club. the football association has announced the schedule for the fa cup semi—finals at wembley. after knocking out swansea, manchester city will play brighton at 5.30 on saturday the 6th of april and be live on bbc one.
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the other semi, between wolves and watford, will take place a day later at 4pm and be broadcast on bt sport. ajoint bid from north and south korea are among a record nine expressions of interest to host the women's world cup in 2023. a decision will be made by fifa next march on who will follow france — who stage the tournament this year. one of the country's only black referees has highlighted the ongoing issue of racism in football. joel mannix — who officiates a lot of lower league and youth level games — believes his career has suffered as a result. he says the game is still failing to get to grips with the extent of the problem. iam not i am not going to sit here and say it is because i am black that has stopped me, because no one can stop me. yes, there will be more obstacles, yes i can say there will be obstacles, i am not stupid. when you walk into a boardroom and you
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shake someone‘s hand and they pull it away from you, hold on a minute. there are plugs which would hinder and say —— clubs which would hinder and say —— clubs which would hinder and say, i don't like him because he isa and say, i don't like him because he is a black referee and person. other evidence of that? no, because it would be bigger. no one is going to come out and say to you, the reason i'm stopping is because you are black. no one is ever going to dare to say that. you might look at the terraces and see what is done on that front. you know, last week, we had someone come up and punched somebody and they gotjailed for 1h weeks. correct. buta somebody and they gotjailed for 1h weeks. correct. but a somebody that shouts out racial abuse gets their season shouts out racial abuse gets their season ticket taken away. you know, everybody wants to play like messi and ronaldo. so everyone can idolise and ronaldo. so everyone can idolise
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and see it, but if you can't see anyone there, how can you idolise? it needs somebody to go out and change it and say, yes you can do it. if i don't get up and say, yes, you can do this, you will never believe in it. that is the thing, you just need that support network, which i had. england and australia will wear names and numbers on their shirts for the ashes, in the biggest change to kits in test cricket for 142 years. the icc thinks making players more easily identifiable will help more people engage with test cricket. the series in england will be the first of the new test cricket championship. while names and numbers have been used in limited overs cricket for some time, test match whites have remained relatively unchanged. and finally to steph curry — a three time nba champion, two time mvp, and this is why... right at the end of the first quarter of the golden state warriors against the san antonio spurs — from 60 feet away. curry is famous for his shooting from range — but not that much range.
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even more incredibly he'd missed seven of his first eight attempts before it... from inside his own half. although it didn't help the warriors win. that is unfortunate for him. i'll have more for you in the next hour. police investigating the deaths of three teenagers in a crush outside a st patrick's day disco in cookstown in northern ireland have traced more than 160 witnesses. the three died as they queued for the event on sunday evening at a hotel — police now say cctv footage shows there were more than 400 people in the queue or the car park at the time the crush occured. police say a number of parents have also indicated concern that their children, who may have been underage, were trying to enter a licensed premises. detective chief superintendent raymond murray has urged anybody who was there, no matter what their age, to come forward.
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the absolute focus in this investigation is about finding out how three teenagers come to die on what should have been a celebratory event, and what happened before that and what happened during that. so if anybody out there is concerned because they may have been slightly underage, don't let that concern you. and, please, feel free to come forward. to the parents out there, and we know social media is alive with this, and we know that the communities are alive with talk of this, to parents, please talk with your children, as i know you will. please encourage and support them, as i know you will, to come forward to tell their story to police. that is absolutely critical to us getting an accurate picture of what happened that night. and i think we owe it to connor and to lauren and to morgan to do everything we can to establish what happened. the continued uncertainty surrounding brexit means the rights of uk citizens living in eu countries are still
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to be guaranteed. instead of waiting to see what's in store, an increasing number of brits abroad are applying for citizenship in the european country where they live and work. that figure more than doubled in 2017, the year after the brexit referendum. germany was the place that welcomed most new citizens from the uk that year. jean mackenzie has met some of them in berlin. germany is home to at least 100,000 brits, and since the referendum, record numbers have applied for citizenship. we followed three people as they tried to secure their future here. when i woke up on the morning after the referendum, the bottom dropped out of my life. she applied for citizenship almost immediately, and says the process was so stressful, it made her ill. the wait was awful, like, it was constantly on the back of my head. every time i went to the mailbox i was like, it could be there, it could be there, it
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could be there. finally, after more than a year, the letter arrived. i just started crying. why was it so emotional? because it was over. to become a german citizen, you must have lived in the country for six years, and speak the language, but you can apply sooner if you are married to a german. rose and her partner, rene, got married three months after the referendum. but brexit has put their other plans on hold. we wanted to move to the uk, and that was our plan — having a house and garden nearto my mum. now, we're looking to buy in germany. it wasn't particularly ceremonious. there's a feeling of being rubber—stamped and approved, but it's only half of the problem. i mean, my heart's still british. it would be different if i didn't care about the uk, but i do. it's hard.
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in 2017, the year after the referendum, germany granted citizenship to more than 6,000 brits. that is four times the amount of any other eu country. rachel came to germany to study, and never left, but she has put off applying for a passport until three months ago. i never actually thought about doing that, because i thought, we're all european. and suddenly i realised it was december, and i hadn't done anything about it. because her work is freelance, she has been told that getting a german passport might be tricky. so, if i really did have to go home, i would have to start from zero. i just don't know what was going to happen. for those hoping for a second passport, time is running out. only eu citizens can apply for dual nationality in germany. after brexit, brits will have to choose.
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nhs patients may not benefit from improvements in cancer treatment because of a shortage of senior doctors, according to the royal college of radiologists. a survey has found that 70 consultant clinical oncologist posts are currently vacant in the uk — more than half of which have remained unfilled for at least a year. here s our health correspondent nick triggle. consultant clinical oncologists are the senior doctors who often take charge of a cancer patient‘s nonsurgical treatment, like chemotherapy and radiotherapy. these form a vital part of care. but the royal college of radiologists said services are being undermined by a lack of consultants. a survey of all major 62 cancer centres in the uk has found that more than 7% of consultant posts are vacant, compared with 5%, five years ago. the college said services were often only kept going with large amounts of overtime. it predicts the situation will get worse in the future, putting the roll—out of new,
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innovative treatments at risk. the nhs said extra money was being invested and new doctors being trained to help services cope. mps have claimed that grime music is facing significant challenges because of discrimination against urban acts. despite the success of artists like stormzy, dave and skepta, it is often difficult for grime acts to play live with licensing authorities and police cancelling gigs at short notice, affecting musicians' ability to gain a following. shortly, we'll hear from the rapper shaodow, let's have a quick listen to his work. grime rapping. well as part of its investigation, the digital, culture, media and sport committee invited rapper shaodow to share his experiences of the industry — he told us earlier about the problem.
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i was just saying it's the truth, it's essentially what i have lived and experienced, it doesn't happen all of the time, but it is something that has happened. and i think it needs to be taken into consideration. live is so important for artists and for the audience, and it needs to be celebrated, notjust painted with the same brush, because of course, there is trouble at grime events, at hip—hop events, at rock events, at other live events of course. but you don't assume that it will happen at every single music event under one genre. i think it's an unfair image, i think that when trouble does happen, it is appropriated to the music and to the musicians. when it not necessarily is that, sometimes it isjust an unrelated incident. i was on tour last year and the london event that i had booked was unfortunately closed down by the council because of some unrelated trouble at an urban event. the council took the view of closing down the entire venue, that is somebody‘s livelihood lost
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as well as another cultural venue in london being wiped off the map, and somewhere that people would go is no longer available. that was the grime rapper speaking to usa that was the grime rapper speaking to us a little bit earlier. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first, the headlines on bbc news: cabinet sources say theresa may will write to the european union to ask for a brexit extension until the end ofjune, with the possibility of a longer delay. aid workers in mozambique says they're struggling to get urgent supplies to cyclone survivors, because of severe flooding. new zealand's prime minister condemns the christchurch mosque gunman as a terrorist and extremist and vows never to speak his name. and here are your business headlines: unemployment has sunk to its lowest level, 3.9%, since 1975 and the number of people
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in work is at it highest level ever — 32.7 million people. that means 112,000 more people are in work than a year ago. more trouble for metro bank. the so—called challenger bank is now the second most shorted company on the uk stock market. shorting is a way of making money by betting that shares will fall. metro shares have already lost 80% of their value in the last 12 months. revenues at online grocer ocado — grew by 11.2% in the three months to march, compared with the same period last year, but the figures took a hit from a massive fire at its high tech warehouse in february. sales were down 1.2%, caused by the disruption to deliveries. shares in asos, the online fashion retailer, are down over 8% after saying its growth in the us and the uk is slowing down.
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the markets have been worried about the company for a while. if you had bought shares in the company a year ago you would have lost 60% of your investent. what's gone wrong — well, there was what it called a "significant deterioration" is business in the crucial pre—christmas period and it said profits were going to be way below what it expected. patrick o'brien is uk retail research director for global data. what do you think has gone wrong here? is it just what do you think has gone wrong here? is itjust the market or is something going wrong within the company? i think it is a market conditions, but there are some worrying signs up for what asos has talked about today. especially in relation to what is happening in the us, it wasn't able to satisfy the demand that it had there when it opened a new warehouse in atlanta. but i think the overall story is that its market couple capitalisation is really predicated on the very rapid growth and it isn't able to keep up with that
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growth. it is having to discount very heavily on a lot of markets, in germany, france and the uk.” very heavily on a lot of markets, in germany, france and the uk. i got the impression that german and french markets were not doing well, there is a general slowdown in europe in general. that is true, but in the uk as well, it has had a slowdown. we issued the proper warning in december after a poor november, and it slashed its profit targets for the full year. there was an expectation that maybe it had cut there's a bit too far and maybe there's a bit too far and maybe there would be a bit of a rebound today, but that hasn't occurred to. the company says it is a bump on the road, but do you think we are just going to have to get used to slightly slower growth? these wonder stocks like asos just cannot keep that kind of pace up that they used to before. i think that is true, but what we are looking at is whether or not these online retailers can command a decent operating margin. we are talking about 2% operating margin this year of asos, and in the
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past, they were expecting 4%, and before that, they were talking about a long—term outlook of 8%. it does question whether or not online retailers, especially in clothing, ina retailers, especially in clothing, in a competitive environment, can create a sustainable and profitable business. do you think we have reached the peak of online? do you think we are at the maximum level of online retailing yet? it isn't going to ta ke online retailing yet? it isn't going to take over everything, but there will have to be a limit at some point. there is a ceiling, but what will it be? in clothing and footwear, we a re will it be? in clothing and footwear, we are seeing penetration online of 33%. so it is growing every year, online of 33%. so it is growing every yea r, we online of 33%. so it is growing every year, we expect that to continue. there will always be stores, but this will make it more difficult. online growth, there is still plenty there. thank you for joining us. in other business stories, we've been following a similar story from another fashion retailer — bonmarche. its profit forecasts have been getting worse and worse. in 2017 it made £8 million profit.
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six months ago it said 2018 profits would be 5 million. then break—even, then a loss of 4 million. now it's saying it could be a loss of 5—6 million. the shares have lost 60% of their value in the last year. boeing has told airlines it expects to have new software for its 737 max plane ready by the end of the month. the plane has been grounded following the ethiopian airlines aircraft crash earlier this month. sainsbury‘s and asda say their planned merger will save them £1.6 billion and allow them to pass on £1 billion in price cuts to savers. they are battling to convince the competition regulator to allow them to merge. they've said they'll allow an independent body to check they're keeping their promises and they'll also cap the profit they make on petrol. and the late karl lagerfeld's cat, choupette, has launched a new fashion range. the cat, which has its own popular instagram feed,
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is selling a range of hoodies with the "rip daddy" brand with some proceeds going to an animal welfare charity. choupette made the news last month after the death of the famous fashion designer when many believed — erroneously — that he was planning on leaving much of his fortune to the cat. i think that is the oddest story i have ever done! let's have a look at the markets, the ftse is up a little bit, sainsbury is a little bit more optimistic and despite the fire, ocado is up almost 5%. that's all the business news. the mathematician karen uhlenbeck has become the first woman to win what's known as the nobel prize for maths, the abel prize. uhlenbeck has been awarded 6 million norweigan kroner — which is £530,000 for her work in the fields of gauge theory and geometric analysis, which have been credited with having far—reaching impact in both mathematics and physics.
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more and more women around the world are looking at the possibility of egg freezing as a way of preserving their fertility. but what are the chances of success? and how does the process work? our health reporter, smitha mundasad, has been behind the scenes of a fertility clinic to find out how exactly eggs are frozen, and speaking to one mum about her own egg freezing journey. more and more women around the world are considering the possibility of 999 are considering the possibility of egg freezing. but what does it involve ? egg freezing. but what does it involve? is it really a way of a future proofing fertility? sunshine like i was a0 when i split up with my partner at the time, i always thought i would have a family, and when that was taken away from me, i worried what i would do. i'm ata worried what i would do. i'm at a fertility clinic, following the process step—by—step, and finding out about ali's story with
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the clinic. there is lots of medical and fertility checks. then, women are givena and fertility checks. then, women are given a series of hormone injections to assimilate their ovaries and help eggs mature. you're looking at around £7,000 for the whole process. it is expensive, you have to inject yourself, it is a difficult procedure. but then i thought, this is a hope. behind this class, a lady is having her eggs collected with ultrasound trying to locate them. they look at them under the microscope to check there are definitely eggs there. so this is a tense moment. the doctors were clear, they said this is a possibility of you having a child. i heard the words, but you always think you are going to be the exception to the rule. what we have just heard there is that they have found four eggs in this collection so found four eggs in this collection
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so far. the doctor carefully takes the eggs using a very fine straw and plunges them into liquid nitrogen at -196 plunges them into liquid nitrogen at —196 degrees. it will be put in this tank and deep frozen for up to ten yea rs. tank and deep frozen for up to ten years. i was about 46, i hadn't met anybody, i would like to use my frozen eggs and use a donor sperm. once someone has taken the decision to defrost their eggs, they are thawed and put together with sperm. after i had the nine are defrosted, they were all incompatible with life. it hit me really hard. what do ido life. it hit me really hard. what do i do now? the main factor behind success i do now? the main factor behind success is the age at which a woman freezes her eggs. most experts say after the age of 35, the quality of eggs and the chances of success declined. i decided to defrost all the remaining eggs and three
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survived. once the egg and sperm are put together, they are placed in an incubator. here, you can see the cells in an embryo dividing. it is growing. i had the three embryos are put back in and then my sister drove me home with me lying on the back seat, hoping and praying. when i first saw the pregnancy test, my heart couldn't believe it. i was looking at myself in the mirror going, oh, my gosh. iwas looking at myself in the mirror going, oh, my gosh. i was smiling and beaming. ali's story is an incredible success, but egg freezing is by no means a guaranteed way of having children. the uk fertility regulator says currently, women using their own frozen eggs here have a success rate of about 18%. this figure will vary from clinic to clinic and change as techniques are developed, but experts are warning that women need to have all the fa cts that women need to have all the facts and not be falsely reassured.
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iam facts and not be falsely reassured. i am completely lucky with my pregnancy, i had twins, who are brilliant. now it's time for a look at the weather. we can cross the newsroom to matt taylor. good afternoon, we are on the brink of spring officially, tomorrow is the spring equinox across the uk. i think the weather is about to respond as well. we have high pressure building to the south—west, dragging up lots of mild airfrom the mid—atla ntic full stop dragging up lots of mild airfrom the mid—atlantic full stop not quite making it to the shetlands tomorrow, temperatures are still 9 degrees at there. tomorrow afternoon, across there. tomorrow afternoon, across the uk, well above this time of yea r‘s the uk, well above this time of yea i’is averages, the uk, well above this time of year's averages, well into the teens. bit of cloud for many, as we have seen this afternoon. this is the scene in hampshirejust have seen this afternoon. this is the scene in hampshire just a short while ago. there is a lot of cloud around, but gaps here and there and gaps downwind as well, so expect to
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see them push in through tomorrow to allow sun to develop. where you have the cloud, there is the chance of some rain or drizzle, mainly for the northern half of the uk, and especially across northern and western scotland, some heavier bursts around there and into the evening as well. temperatures stay above levels they should be for the time of year, most in double figures. the damp weather in scotla nd figures. the damp weather in scotland sinks southwards through tonight and into tomorrow. this is a week where the front which is the dividing line between the mild air and something not quite as mild. not and something not quite as mild. not a huge amount of temperature differential there, into the morning, 6—9 forjust about everyone. plenty of cloud to begin with, murky over the hills, grazed in north—west england, sun in scotla nd in north—west england, sun in scotland and northern ireland. it should brighten up as the cloud pushes its way northwards and bringing some rain later. still one 01’ bringing some rain later. still one or two showers further south, but many will be dry and confirmation of the temperatures, up to perhaps 16 degrees and eastern england and
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south—east england up to 17. cloud to begin with on thursday, breaking up to begin with on thursday, breaking up with some sunny spells. but a wet day in the north—west of scotland, especially in the highlands and hebrides. bit of surface water flooding potentially over the next few days. 8—9 in stornoway and into the teens elsewhere, 16—17 in eastern parts of engen. friday is wet and windy to begin with in the north of scotland, the wind will ease into saturday, they well front will work its way southwards, sweeping some of the cloud we have full stop after a cloudy day on friday, wet and windy in scotland, saturday is looking brighter for just about everyone with some sunny spells. the cloud holding on across the south that little bit longer. you can keep up—to—date with the latest details for where you are on the bbc website.
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