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second only to the beatles. chased around, people trying second only to the beatles. chased around, people trying to rip off his clothes, photographs wherever he went. he experienced full throttle celebrity, and i think anybody who has been through that experience... it isa has been through that experience... it is a very peculiar experience. # mathile has come back to me! #. by # mathile has come back to me! #. by the mid—60s he had permanently left california for britain and left his ban for a new direction as a solo artist. as the years went by, he travelled further and further away from his days as a teen heart—throb. by the end, that 60s p0p heart—throb. by the end, that 60s pop star had long since become just a name. “— pop star had long since become just a name. —— just a pop star had long since become just a name. ——justa man. scott walker, who has died at the age of 76. time for a look at the weather. with chris.
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thank you, reeta. an area of high pressure which means lots of glorious spring sunshine. this was the scene earlier this morning over the scene earlier this morning over the fells in cumbria. we will keep that dry weather in the week ahead. it will also turn milder. towards the end of the week, temperatures for some climbing the things turn a bit cooler into next weekend. the satellite picture tells the story nicely, cloudy for scotland and northern ireland, but england and wales having the best of the day's sunshine. through the afternoon, you will notice the breeze. down the north sea, a northerly and we will keep these eastern coasts of scotla nd keep these eastern coasts of scotland and england feeling a little cooler and fresher, io degrees in norwich, nothing particularly special for this time of year. a few isolated showers for western scotland and northern ireland, but for the vast majority a dry day and it will stay dry overnight. indeed, the cloud across the north west. thing getting too cold through the night, temperatures down to five or six, whereas england and wales underneath those clear
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skies. a cold night with a few patches of frost. for some, chilly start to the day on tuesday. high pressure still firmly in charge, yes, but this atlantic front will be just pestering the very far north of scotland, bringing some thick cloud and the threat of a bit of rain which will chiefly fall across the western isles and the northern isles of scotland. away from the far north after a sunny and chilly start, some cloud bubbling up but for many another fine and dry day, temperatures reaching 14 degrees towards london, 13 in temperatures reaching 1a degrees towards london, 13 in cardiff and 12 in belfast. little overall change for the picture into wednesday. again, across the far north that thicker cloud and the threat of some light rain at times. further south, dry, chilly start, some spells of sunshine and temperatures beginning to edge upwards, highs of between 15 and london and perhaps 15 in aberdeen as well. that high pressure at the end of the week nudging into southern england, and increasingly we will get some of that air from
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the near continent helping push up temperature is a little further. weather—wise on thursday, a few mist 01’ weather—wise on thursday, a few mist orfog weather—wise on thursday, a few mist or fog patches to start the day, but another dry one with plenty of sunshine, probably drying up in the north of scotland as well, and also warming up with temperatures reaching a high of 17 celsius towards london and the south—east of england. so a lot of dry weather to come this week thanks to the area of high pressure with the weather turning a little milder towards the end of the week as well. back to you, reeta. chris, thank you. that is all from the bbc news that one. 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. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news: england manager gareth southgate says he's warned his side to expect a hostile atmosphere when they face montenegro tonight. england are in podgorica, hoping to make it two wins from two in their euro
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2020 qualifying campaign. on their last visit six years ago, players were targeted with missiles and southgate says his team must be able to cope with the occasion. our players always have to be prepared for hostile environments, whether they're playing in england for their clubs or travelling around the world. yes, we always prepare the world. yes, we always prepare the players for everything, but most important is to prepare tactically for the game and to make sure our performance levels are high. the united nations human rights council has described plans to restrict levels of testosteron in female runners as unnecessary, humiliating and harmful. olympic 800m champion caster semenya is challenging the iaaf‘s bid to force female athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone to take medication. under the rules, they would have to race against men or change events if they refuse. the un say the plans contravene
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international human rights. world rugby‘s plans to revamp the game by creating a world league have been met with opposition since they were announced last month. the new 12—team league, scheduled for next year, has drawn criticism from england captain owen fa rell, but it might also affect the smaller nations. it could omit the pacific islands teams of samoa, fiji and tonga, and a former tongan international has told bbc sport that world rugby are out of touch and the future of international rugby union in the country is at risk. it's a death swipe, really, if they go into this new competition without promotion/relegation, without merit on who's involved, and look in teams like america and japan, use a lot of oui’ like america and japan, use a lot of our players, then basically you're cutting off the pipeline. our kids
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will have to go and play for other countries, periods. with the masters starting in less than three weeks, there's more british golfing success to report. paul casey became the first player to retain the valspar championship after an incredible final day in florida. he led by one overnight but dropped shots early on, before winning it at the last hole. he finished a shot clear ofjason kokrak and said it was mega for his confidence. britain's number one kyle edmund plays defending championjohn isner tomorrow for a place in the quarterfinals of the miami open. he reached the last 16 with one of the best victories of his career, knocking out milos raonic in straight sets. you may remember raonic as the man andy murray beat to win wimbledon in 2016. the most lucrative deal in sport has been signed, and it's gone to baseball star mike trout, a two—time american league most valuable player. he's agreed a 12—year extension to his contract with the los angeles angels, worth a reported £321; million. that's about £27 million a year.
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he would have become a free agent at the end of the 2020 season, and there was talk of him joining the philadelphia philliies, who he supported growing up, but he said he always wanted to stay in la. obviously, a lot of talk about going back east, back to philly. booing . i enjoy every minute of being here, this is my home, i love it. a lot of things went into it. i think the direction of the franchise, that was big for me. i think of it was going the other way, i would have to consider going, but it never crossed my mind. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. i'll be back in afternoon live at tpn. former prime minister tony blair has exclusively told
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the victoria derbyshire programme that the police are losing the battle against knife crime. he has urged the theresa may to hold a meeting of her emergency council, cobra, the group which meets to discuss urgent and high—priority issues, and act with a determination to do whatever it takes. our reporter noel philips has this report. two people were fatally stabbed in separate incidents across the capital at the weekend. in west london, a 17 you're a boy was stabbed to death, and the area placed under police powers allowing officers to stop and search without reasonable suspicion. the use of these powers and stop and search has increased in the last 12 months. but is that the answer in tackling knife crime? when they target predominately black people, what is it doing to make it'sjust predominately black people, what is it doing to make it's just making predominately black people, what is it doing to make it'sjust making us aggravated. young black men are nine times more likely to be stopped and
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searched. three hours ago, straightaway, jumped out the car, put me in handcuffs, told me i was getting detained for a search. they search me and found nothing. but what the game is this and said it was because of drugs. just hours before we started filming, i've made was detained by police in a nearby streets. you don't need that. am i getting stopped? the police have a job to do to keep people safe, what is there to worry about if you have nothing to hide the? you're putting us on nothing to hide the? you're putting us on the outside, putting us in handcuffs, we've committed an offence. with a knife came at its highest level in nearly a decade, is stop and search the solution? police have got to have stop and search powers, obviously, you've got to do
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this ina powers, obviously, you've got to do this in a culturally sensitive way. remember, the communities most affected by these crimes are the ones most sensitive to these questions. people who are political activists will tell you these powers are necessary. during his time in office, tony blair reduced overall violent crime levels across the country. at the moment, it looks like the police are losing the battle, but these are battles that can be won. you've got to have an absolute focus, total determination and do whatever it takes to get the problem solved. this former metropolitan police commander says he's concerned about the increase in the use of stop and search powers. we've had it before, we go back to the 80s in lambeth, mass use of stop and search, complete displeasure of communities. when you say displeasure, you're talking about people taking to the streets. you're talking about public disturbance,
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people rioting. the metropolitan police stop and search remains hundreds of weapons of the streets and keep people safe. a0 schools across britain are to take a stand on road safety and air pollution over the next two weeks, by closing their streets to cars for one day. air pollution is linked to thousands of deaths in the uk every year, and with many schools next to busy roads, tim muffett reports on a new campaign to improve air quality. st luke's primary school in brighton, home time. people double park, leave their engines running, the local taxis, people do it, parents do it. it is always so busy at drop—off time and pick—up time with cars whizzing around. it is generally a very big issue for most schools. it's creating problems outside the school in the morning drop—off, and after school for the afternoon pick—up. there is a lot of double parking. it is dangerous for the children crossing. there's the additional air pollution.
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most evenings, several cars will park up here and i have to go over and ask them to move on. for one day, the surrounding streets are being closed to traffic. almost a0 other schools across the uk are doing the same. we know full well about 80% of the air pollution is caused by road transport. it makes sense to try and reduce the number of cars coming into this area in the mornings. i think it's a really good idea. i think it's really good for the community and for the children, just to see a bit more like how streets were when i was growing up. they're blocking off the road, are they? what if it's cold? what if it's raining? what if you've got to do shopping? what if you've got a doctor's appointment? and you've got after—school club and you've got, i don't know, football somewhere? i think it will be fun for the kids, although maybe a bit confusing, cos when it's not blocked off, they'll think they can run around in it, maybe. according to public health england, more than 30,000 people in the uk die every year because of air pollution. it wants more low emission zones brought in.
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it wants local authorities to ban drivers from leaving their engines running whilst waiting outside schools or hospitals. it is challenging but in a good way. i think the biggest benefits would be on the health and well—being of families, and particularly for children, notjust in terms of their physical well—being but also in terms of their mental health as well. the one—day traffic ban is part of the big pedal campaign, launched today by sustrans, the walking and cycling charity. a short—term alteration many hope will have a long—term impact. tim muffett with that report. the number of visits to the uk by foreign tourists fell 4% last year to 37.8 million. the office for national statistics says the amount spent by foreign tourists fell 7% to £22.7 billion. british tourists made 1% fewer trips
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abroad but spent slightly more. in a moment, we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news: after a weekend of speculation about her leadership — the prime minister chairs a cabinet meeting — as mps prepare to vote on taking control of the brexit process. cleared of collusion — the president claimscomplete exoneration after the special council finds no evidence his campaign conspiring with russia. a smacking ban in wales is a step closer — the assembly will vote on a bill that will give children the same protection from physical punishment as adults. in the business news: majestic wine is revamping its business by closing some of its 200 stores and rebranding them as naked wines. that's also the name of its online division,
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which accounts for 45% of its sales. the company plans to focus on its online business. the grocery watchdog says the co—op failed to give enough notice to suppliers when switching to other suppliers, or changing the terms of their agreements. but the regulator said that the co—op hadn't acted maliciously and had already paid compensation to suppliers who'd lost out. a first—class stamp goes up to 70p today, and a second—class goes up to 61p. that's the biggest increase since 2012. there's been a big fall in the number of us actually posting letters and cards. a slap on the wrist for the co—op. the supermarket regulator says the company sometimes didn't give enough notice to suppliers when it was dropping them or changing the rules of their agreements. but none of this was done with malice. christine tacon is the groceries code adjudicator.
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thank you forjoining us. what impact at the co—op's actions have on its suppliers are going to“ impact at the co—op's actions have on its suppliers are going to if you don't get enough notice when volume is being reduced or you're actually losing a listing, it can have quite a big impact in terms of having too much stock of packaging, raw ingredients, being able to manage the finances of running your business. but overall, the suppliers i spoke to said it was not a significant impact to them, itjust calls them lots of extra work. do you think this shows a sort of arrogance, perhaps, of the supermarkets when dealing with suppliers? i have been regulating all the supermarkets for now 5.5 yea rs, all the supermarkets for now 5.5 years, on the whole, i think these practices have gone. but in the insta nce practices have gone. but in the instance of the co—op, they recognise when i broke the code that they didn't embed it properly in
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their business, as a result, the audits and process weren't there, and they mistakenly relied on the fa ct and they mistakenly relied on the fact that they thought their ethics and the way they liked to do business meant these things couldn't happen. but suppliers are always complaining that they are getting quite badly treated by the bigger supermarkets. do you think it should perhaps have ta ken supermarkets. do you think it should perhaps have taken a firmer stance with the co—op? perhaps have taken a firmer stance with the co-op? on the contrary, i've been doing a survey every five yea rs, i've been doing a survey every five years, and the survey is open at the moment, so i urge any suppliers to fill it in - and has been a marked improvement on other retailers regulate over that period, such that many of these practices have now all but disappeared. what now for the co-op, what are they doing to change the way they treat their suppliers? i've spent 18 months working with suppliers and go up front leading up to the investigation. because i thought they were getting to the bottom of it, i launch the investigation to do that myself. i
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think the recommendations they are to be with governments, policies, audits, it systems, training and the co—op has now got four weeks to come up co—op has now got four weeks to come up with an implementation plan, putting my recommendations into practice, and i will be monitoring them over at least a six—months period and only just judging them over at least a six—months period and onlyjustjudging them when i'm satisfied they've followed all of my recommendations. is there all of my recommendations. is there a role for the consumer analysis, in terms of putting pressure on the big supermarkets? i don't think so, really. i'm much more concerned that suppliers tell me what's happening so suppliers tell me what's happening so that i can then take those up and then change some with the retailers. my then change some with the retailers. my engagement with retailers is frequent and i have, in every case, a lwa ys frequent and i have, in every case, always found that they wanted to put things right when i raise them with them. thank you forjoining us. in other business news: the biggest fraud trial in uk history gets under way today. american firm hewlett packard
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is suing the former boss of software company autonomy for more than $5 billion. hp accuses mike lynch of inflating the value of his company before selling it hp in 2011. mr lynch denies the charges. the competition and markets authority has forced five car—hire firms across europe to be clearer about charges. avis budget, enterprise, hertz, sixt and europcar agreed to change their practices in 2015, but the cma says customers were still being hit with hidden costs. boeing has invited more than 200 pilots, technical leaders and regulators to an information session on wednesday as it looks to return the 737 max to the skies. it's a sign that vital repairs to software could soon be ready. can you spot the difference between dusseldorf and edinburgh? well, a ba flight headed for the german city ended up in edinburgh instead. it was all down to a mix—up
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in paperwork, apparently. passengers only realised the error when they were told welcome to edinburgh when they touched down. the ftse is struggling to make progress. the uncertainty over brexit is really making investors cautious. one of the biggest fallers has been the oilfield supplies companyjohn wood group, which has attracted negative comments from analysts. brent crude also struggling to make progress in the wake of fears about the global economy. that's all the business news. the italian government is trying to secure the return of an 18th century painting, looted from florence during the second world war. after 75 years, this work of art may finally be heading back to florence. our correspondent james reynolds reports. something is missing from
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the uffizi galleries in florence. but it takes a while to work out what it is. the original of this, the simply—titled vase of flowers, by the 18th—century dutch painter jan van huysum, was looted in world war ii. in its place, the museum has now hung a black and white copy. you can see the detail pretty clearly in this black and white copy, but it's obviously no substitute for the real thing. the original is thought to be in germany. putting up the copy of the painting in the galleries was intended as a moral appeal to the owners, but also to the country in which the owners lived, to help in the situation, to help bring back this painting to where it belongs. nazi germany engaged in mass looting. after its defeat, special us units
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brought back as many stolen works as they could recover. but van huysum's vase of flowers and other paintings eluded them. so who took it? it's been widely suggested that a nazi soldier stole the painting as a souvenir for his family, which still has it. if you were the current possessor of the picture, would you be feeling the heat right now? i wouldn't like this attention. a painting like the van huysum, in my opinion, is on the one hand — from a cultural standpoint — priceless, and from a commercial standpoint, worthless. because there is not an auction house, a legitimate auction house, in the world that would take that painting and attempt to sell it. the german government has now admitted in parliament that the painting belongs to italy.
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a lawyer representing the german holders has told the italian media that the work was obtained in good faith, and that its faith should be decided by an arbitrator. but italy refuses to pay to recover a work it already owns. this country has plenty of practice at getting its stolen goods back. this warehouse full of recovered artworks is regularly restocked by the police art squad. it expects the van huysum to be sent home. translation: diplomatic efforts are going very well. we can't really discuss it openly, but we're hopeful things are moving in a positive direction, and we hope to have good news very soon. september will mark the 75th anniversary of the theft of this work. by then, the museum hopes that the painting will finally
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be back in florence. james reynolds in florence with that report. when harry potter superfan victoria maclean first read jk rowling's harry potter books, she became spellbound by the famous boy wizard. 18 years later, and she's amassed a collection of wizarding world memorabilia, which she's hoping will help her into the record books. jayne mccubbin has been to meet her. hi, i'm youtuber victoria maclean, and some people might say i am a little bit obsessive. most people, actually. hi, welcome to hogwarts. come in, come in. this isn't hogwarts, but a semi in neath, south wales. everything you see here, any trunks, any boxes are rammed from top to bottom with harry potter items. this place is full of harry potter and fantastic beasts memorabilia. i don't have room to display
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everything, i wish i did. more harry potter stuff. oh, my, there is no escape. your husband must be very understanding. he is. i am still married, why? he hasn't divorced me yet! this is a collection 18 years in the making. that's nearly two decades of craziness. it is and it's not going to stop there. how much have you spent on the collection? i don't know. i don't want to know. i knew you were going to say that. don't go there. the question is, is it enough to get victoria a place in the record books? the answer is walking down the garden path right now. hello, victoria. i am very happy to be here to present you with your certificate for the guinness world records title for the largest collection of wizarding world memorabilia. i don't know what to say.
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oh, my god, it has my name on! of course it does. you are officially amazing. mummy. hello, baby. do you want to see? ready? laughter. what was it about potter and the wizarding world that gripped you? i had a pretty rough childhood and harry did too and i loved the fact that with harry, no matter what was thrown at him, he still fought for what was right. give me the number. ok, i officially have the largest collection of wizarding world memorabilia in the entire world and the number is 3,686 items. you own this record, you own it. ido! i am more than ever proud of you.
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a new world record and a passion shared with her youngest son. his name... harry. awesome! now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. the weather not looking too bad this week, a lot of fa ncy fancy weather to come. that area of high pressure firmly in charge of our weather picture. that will give plenty of spring sunshine out and about. through the week, things turning miles are. at the peak temperature of 17 degrees later in the week, before things turn cooler before some decent sunshine. sunshine across england and wales, but scotland and northern ireland turning cloutier and a few light showers floating around. the vast
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majority, a completely dry day. these coastal areas a little cooler, just 10 degrees at norwich, for example. but 1a in london, not too bad in the sunshine. overnight, the cloud keeping the cold weather at bay, temperatures around 5 degrees. england and wales, with clearer skies, a cold nights, cold enough for patches of rust, particularly in the countryside. high pressure still there for tuesday, but we do have this weather front moving into the north of scotland. pestering scotla nd north of scotland. pestering scotland for a few days, bringing thicker cloud and rain. a chilly start, but plenty sunshine for most of us, before the temperature turns colder. across the western isles, clown turning thicker and rain from time to time. temperatures not too
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bad, between 1a and 11 celsius. wednesday, little overall change in the weather picture. england and wales having the best of the sunshine, further north, a lot of dry weather, rain across the far north of scotland. in aberdeen, house of 15. 15 as well for the southin house of 15. 15 as well for the south in london. towards the end of the week, an area of high pressure moving toward southern england and milderaircoming infor moving toward southern england and milderair coming inforthe moving toward southern england and milder air coming in for the north of the continents, boosting temperatures. mostly for england and wales, why, because the air force in office current is coming more off the atlantic, so overall little change in the temperatures here. scotland, around 12 degrees, in the south, high switching 17. that's your latest weather.
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south, high switching 17. that's hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. i'm this simon mccoy. today at 2pm: after claims of a plot to oust her, the prime minister tells her cabinet she's still hopeful of putting her deal to a parliamentary vote for a third time. we need to make sure we leave the european union and we do so in an orderly fashion and i hope as many people as possible recognise that means supporting the prime minister and making sure she gets her deal through. the european commission warns its increasingly likely the uk will leave the eu without a deal on april the 12th. in the us — democrats call for the full report into whether there was collusion between the trump campaign and russia to be published, after a summary of the document clears him. 11 days after cyclone idai hit southern africa, the threat of sickness and disease grows. 700 people are known to have died.


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