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ella coughs. this cough an early sign of the damage being done to her lungs. she was ventilated four times. she suffered greatly. that's something i can't erase from my memory at all. in 2013 ella had a fatal asthma attack. at the time no connection was made with air pollution. then new medical evidence linked the harmful particles and chemicals in exhaust fumes to her death. the high court, in a rare move, eventually granted rosamund a fresh inquest. overwhelming. she didn't want to be forgotten by her siblings and her friends and i'm incredibly proud of her. she was only here for a short while but i hope she has made her mark. more and more evidence is emerging about how dangerous air pollution is to human health. we have most recently a much greater understanding of the kind of levels of air pollution that generate these
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adverse health effects and that includes levels probably quite substantially below the levels that we thought in the past. the inquest will be a gruelling time for ella's family. i still hear her voice and many of our conversations and she always wanted to know, she definitely wanted to know why she'd become so ill, she used to ask me. now it's up to the coroner to provide the answer. did air pollution help to kill ella? claire marshall, bbc news. the actor dave prowse, best known for playing darth vader in the original star wars films, has died at the age of 85. his co—star mark hamill, who played luke skywalker, has paid tribute — calling him a "kind man" who "loved his fans as much as they loved him". our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba looks back on his life and work. at six foot six, with a towering figure, dave prowse was physically perfect for the part of darth vader in the original star wars trilogy
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in the 1970s and 1980s. looks like you two need a lesson in crossing the road! at the same time, he was also the face of road safety, presenting videos and visiting hundreds of schools as the green cross code man. we won't be there when you cross the road, so always use the... robot: cross code! when i became darth vader, or at least when the star wars film came out, i almost got the sack from the government because they thought that my image as darth vader would have a detrimental effect on my image as the green cross code man. a champion bodybuilder, he eventually tried acting. for darth vader, he had the bulk, he had the build, but he also had a bristol accent. you are part of the rebel alliance and a traitor. take her away! when the first film came out, he found that his dialogue had been replaced by the now familiar booming tones of james earljones. commander, tear this ship apart until you've found those plans. and bring me the passengers. i want them alive!
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mark hamill, who played luke skywalker, led the tributes, calling him much more than darth vader, describing him as... i am your father. he may never have been the voice behind the villain, but the man behind the mask of darth vader is how he will always be remembered. for so many, he played the most iconic cinema villain ever seen. lizo mzimba, bbc news. dave prowse, who has died at the age of 85. with all the sport now, here's olly foster at the bbc sport centre. thank you. lewis hamilton praised formula one chiefs for the huge safety improvements in the sport after romain grosjean walked away from an horrific crash at the bahrain grand prix. hamilton, who took the chequered flag, said it should be never
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forgotten that the drivers put their lives on the line every time they race. here's our sports correspondent, joe wilson. the grand prix began, lewis hamilton in the lead. it seemed routine but it never is. look towards the back isa car it never is. look towards the back is a car became a ball of flame. roman grosjean hit the barrier, his ca rt roman grosjean hit the barrier, his cart split into. medical assistance came rapidly. crucially grosjean was able to force his own way out of the car. he suffered burns. in years gone by he may have lost his life. his escape still seems miraculous. as the teams in bahrain watched the replays, they were reminded of the extreme risks of motor racing. g rosjea n extreme risks of motor racing. grosjean was ta ken extreme risks of motor racing. grosjean was taken to hospital, the race after a long delay resumed. straightaway another collision, a carupturn, straightaway another collision, a car upturn, danced all the driver pulled out unharmed. a safety car
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finally led the drivers home after another incident —— lance stroll. 20 drivers came to bahrain and 20 lived to drive again. england's cricketers have won their t20 series against south africa with a game to spare. they were chasing 147 for victory in paarl. they made hard work of it, the game going down to the final over, but chrisjordan got them over the line as they won by four wickets. manchester united came from 2—0 down to beat southampton 3—2 in the premier league. halftime substitute edinson cavani was involved in all their goals, scoring twice, including the winner at st mary's deep into injury time. that moves them into the top half of the table. celtic‘s stranglehold on doemstic cup competitions is over. they've been knocked out of the scottish league cup by ross county. alex iacovitti scored a late goal to seal their 2—0 victory and progress to the quarterfinals. that was celtic‘s first cup defeat in 36 ties. they were looking to win the league cup for fifth season in a row.
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we've had nine more fa cup ties and marine, from the eighth tier of english football, one of the lowest ranked sides left in the competition, are through to the third round. niall cummins their hero deep into extra time. the club in crosbyjust outside liverpool beating another non—league side, hava nt and waterlooville i—0. lots more fa cup goals on the bbc sport website, also details of defeat for ronnie o'sullivan at the uk championship and victory for ireland's rugby union team over georgia. thank you very much. we're back with the late news at 10:20pm. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are.
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hello. this is bbc news with tim willcox. more on our top story this evening — and the foreign secretary, dominic raab, has defended the tiered system of coronavirus restrictions which is due to replace the lockdown in england from wednesday. some conservative mps have criticised the measures, but mr raab said there was a risk of a third spike in infections, if ministers didn't get the balance of restrictions right. earlier i spoke to tobias ellwood, conservative mp for bournemouth east, which is going into tier 2. i asked him who in the cabinet we are meant to believe on the new tier system. we have remained locked into a peacetime cabinet construct and we have not moved to a war footing. we've got people with no experience in emergency planning or operational decision—making running this enduring emergency and i would have liked to have seen earlier a division between the strategic
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decision mistaking and the operational delivery. —— strategic decision—making. we still have mps, friends of mine, running around, chasing ppe, all those sorts of things, things they've never had any experience in doing, and consequently you are right to ask who is in charge. can ijust clarify this — 2a hours ago michael gove wrote a 2000 word essay in the times explaining why certain tiers couldn't be moved down because of the wider good, geographically and for the country, in avoiding a third surge. 2a hours later the prime minister writes an article in the mail the mail on sunday where suddenly that's all scrapped! let's look to move forward, we have a major... can you explain that to the people who are watching now? 2a hours in downing street! what does that say? you can make your ownjudgments, i'm not here to defend the government, i'm here to ask for greater clarity,
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greater command of control and communication, with a major vote taking place on tuesday, that concerns mps up and down the country that don't understand the data that was used, which was a couple of weeks old, they don't understand why tiers have been caught up in other areas which seem to be unfair. in dorset, for example, we entered lockdown with our numbers going down, we came out of it with numbers even further down, yet here we are... this is based on the politics, this is to try to buy off a rebellion — it's not based on the science, because you have chris whitty saying that tier 2 doesn't work and tier 3 should work. this is all about politics, this is just to buy off a rebellion. everything is about politics, of course it is. politics is the art of making the right decisions... except this doesn't seem to be the right decision, according to the chief scientific officer. you need to let me finish. the two challenges every government across the world is facing is that dilemma between supporting your economy,
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economic intervention, saving jobs and so forth, for the flip side of the pandemic, and then actually cutting down on covid—i9, the spread of the pandemic as well. we are so close to getting a vaccine roll—out, the tier system is necessary but we believe it needs to be advanced. we have a couple of days, it is absolutely right that mps are scrutinising what the government does, that is theirjob, all the more important to take place during an enduring emergency, and we have a couple of days to get this right and advance what's going on. concessions have been made, but i would like to see more — the nightingale programme was rolled out to alleviate pressure on local hospitals, bournemouth is up against it, and nightingales are empty, we have 2000 medical personnel in the armed forces wanting to play their part but they have not been military assistance... so michael gove was not being genuine when he talked about the threat to the nhs, if you say these medical
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hospitals, which we know, are by and large standing empty. you are right, absolutely. that is an amazing achievement, putting these together. i'm afraid many are empty or dormant or not being used, certainly to their maximum. if we are to alleviate the pressure on hospitals, let's ratchet that up. like i say, if there is a staffing issue the mod stands ready to help. another criteria will be the tiering system, the prime minister's right — if you have small enclaves surrounded by large ones at higher tiers, how to make sure they don't move? i would like to see a national lockdown travel ban similar to wales, just until a vaccine is rolled out. that means tier is can be better protected and tier 3s can get the support they need. we need an active plan that takes us through the winter and into the sunnier climes when the vaccine rolled out. the scottish first minister nicola sturgeon has defended her government's handling of the pandemic as statistics show
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scotland's covid death rate is higher than england. official figures show there were 50.5 deaths per million in scotland in the week up to 15th november, compared to 40.6 in england. speaking to the bbc‘s andrew marr, the first minister said it was too soon to be comparing statistics. the number of deaths in scotland is far too high. you won't hear me say any different. i don't think there is an acceptable level of deaths. what i would say is firstly, and, you know, i don't think it should be seen as a competition, but you've asked me the question in a comparative sense. we have a lower death rate, if i could use that term, than england and wales. there are particular issues in scotland, which will not be unique to scotland, different demographics, intergenerational issues of long—term health conditions, but perhaps the most fundamental point, which applies to all countries is this one. we are still in the teeth of this pandemic. so i think it's premature for any country to be declaring
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victory or assessing performance against others. every single day right now, my focus is on trying to do the best i can with my scottish government colleagues to suppress the virus, to drive levels of the virus down. we are not complacent about that, but we do have a lower prevalence of the virus at the moment than the other nations of the uk. of course, we have to work on that every single day. none of us are finding it an easy challenge to face. president trump has given his first interview since the us election and again made unsubstantiated claims that the election was in his words ‘rigged'. in a telephone interview with fox news, he refused to give a deadline for when he might drop his legal challenges or concede the election. well, i don't want to give you an actual date. a lot of people say the 18th or they say the 14th or they say january 20. i'm not going to say a date, but i will say we have to move very fast. we have been moving fast. and, you know, look, when you say, "is it tainted?" everyone knows it's tainted.
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everyone knows that the poll watchers were thrown out of buildings. everyone knows that people were not allowed to vote when they walked in — so preciously, so beautifully — to vote. so what were his key points? our correspondent in washington nomia iqbal gave me this analysis of the interview. it's interesting because although this was supposed to be an interview, it certainly wasn't really an interview, it was on a network, fox news, which is largely sympathetic to him, and with an interviewer who had previewed the interview by basically backing donald trump and not really contesting any of the baseless claims he continued to push throughout the interview. he was comfortable, he riffed, he did the usual thing where he went to extremes, he said it was the worst thing ever to happen to the us, he painted this conspiracy theory, he pushed at the usual claims of voting machines were rigged — no evidence of that — he talked about ballot dumps,
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and that is essentially voters... he said that as the night was going on he was winning by a lot then losing by a little — which is what happens when the votes are counted. and he continued to basically say that this election was taken away from him. he has a right to contest the vote, but he also has to prove it in court, and the fact that all his cases are pretty much being thrown out says a lot. he has yet to provide any evidence, he said he would during this interview and he did not. is there any route that he can take that would get him to the supreme court, for example, to make a decision on this? he was asked about the supreme court, but of course to get there again you need a solid case with evidence. and all the evidence that he is suggesting isn't concrete enough, it isn't enough to overturn the result. yes, he won more than 73 million votes, butjoe biden won more than 80 million votes,
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and a lot of the states have come back and certified, including pennsylvania which was the state that clinched it for biden in the end, and it's interesting because he mentioned, he says people keep throwing around dates — the dates are important, december 11! is when all the results disputes have to be resolved, december 23rd is when all the states come back and certify. of course we know january 20 is whenjoe biden becomes president, donald trump becomes a civilian, and if it doesn't leave the white house he will be escorted out. more than ten thousand turkeys at a farm in north yorkshire are to be culled, after an outbreak of avian flu. a control zone has been put in place around the infected site, at sowber hill farm near northallerton to limit the risk of the disease spreading. public health england say the risk to public health from the virus is very low, and properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat. an investigation is in progress to determine the most likely
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source of the outbreak. the headlines on bbc news... the foreign secretary says the government is "listening" to conservative mps who are unhappy with the latest coronavirus restrictions for england. the french formula i driver romain grosjean escapes a huge crash at the bahrain grand prix, which saw his car split in two and erupt into flames. president trump says he will continue to fight the results of the us presidential election, telling fox news his ‘mind will not change in six months'. let's bring you some dramtic images from formula i, where the driver romain grosjean has managed to walk away from a significant crash at the bahrain grand prix, which saw his car burst into flames. the 34—year—old hit the barriers
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in the opening lap of the race. grosjean's team have said he appears to have light burns on his hands and ankles. they've also thanked the marshalls and other officials for their quick reactions when coming to his rescue. there has been lots of reaction on social media — the official formula i twitter account said... and the british formula i driver lewis hamilton tweeted...
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we can speak now to the 1979 formula one world championjody scheckter. a remarkable recovery. in your day, it would have been a different response, different result. there we re response, different result. there were a lot of responses that were different in our day. even today i think he was so lucky to get out of the car so quickly. but in our day, going through the guardrails killed a lot of people. and the fire is also a little bit before my time, more so, but things so much safer 110w. more so, but things so much safer now. it must make you shudder when you see images like that, just remembering your own racing time. i wonder how much recent change has saved lives as well, because i think the halo system perhaps you can describe it to us, was also only imposed a ago. that saved his life,
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for sure. when they first put it out, you thought, well, would it become a closed cockpit and stuff like that, but absolutely, the colours are so safe now compared to what they were. on the tracks are so much safer. is the first time i've seen much safer. is the first time i've seen a go much safer. is the first time i've seen a go through the guardrails for a long, long time, and that used to happen quite often. the fact it burst into flames, the fact he managed to get out so quickly, is that perhaps they hope because the car split into or is there a quick release belt now for these drivers, because they slot into those cars so snuggly, don't they?” because they slot into those cars so snuggly, don't they? ithink it's because they slot into those cars so snuggly, don't they? i think it's a lot of luck. how he got out so quickly, because if he didn't he would have been but that it would have been tough to stay alive much longer in that fire. yeah. lucky as well as a lot of good technology around. does that mean though that
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drivers, potentially because they have more behind them, more risks now? i think they do, i think in our day when you touched wheels and you crashed, you know, there was a good chance you didn't come out of it. today, the colours are so safe because of the carbon fibre, the construction is so strong, and also the tracks are a lot safer than they were. when you look at the impact, the speed of the impact, is there an element of damage and almost ptsd for drivers after something like that? it really depends how much she thought he got. if he went into a wall and the wool stopped, that's a lot of g force. if things break, which they did, it actually limits the amount of g4 is he gets in his head. so i think he was lucky to get out of that. there's no question. it's a bad accident, that i've seen
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for a long time. you won back in 1979. when something like this happened and drivers saw the repeated images, how much impact that have on other drivers, do you think? about going into the next race? in my day, one or two drivers we re race? in my day, one or two drivers were killed every year, that puts it in perspective. you have to get back in the current forget about it in the car because if you are thinking about that when you are driving then you be driving. thank you very much for joining you be driving. thank you very much forjoining us. the united nation's humanitarian coordinator in nigeria says 110 civilians were killed in an attack by suspected islamist militants near the city of maiduguri on saturday. some of the victims, many of the farmers, are said to have been tied up before being knifed to death. maiduguri is in the north eastern borno state — where islamist militants have long been active. our correspondent in abuja chris ewokor has more. it's the harvest season here in nigeria.
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and these rice farmers had gone to their farms to harvest the rice, but they were now invaded by some attackers. at the moment, we don't know who the attackers were, but they invaded the farms, tied the farmers and killed them. in fact, the word the governor used is that they were slaughtered, and then the attackers set fire on their farms and burned it down. at the moment, 43 bodies have been recovered and buried, according to the governor of borno state, who visited the community on sunday morning. and some of the members of the farmers said that some bodies are still yet to be recovered, and so the number of those who have fallen casualty could not be ascertained at the moment after burying about 43 of them. now, the president of nigeria, muhammadu buhari, has
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condemned the attack. he calls it insane, but he said that the federal government of nigeria has given the nigerian army all the necessary support to ensure that it provides security for nigerian citizens. this attack happening at this time is likely to also indicate that the attackers, especially insurgents in northeastern nigeria, remain very active. it's likely to also raise questions about the ability of security agencies in the country to contain such attacks, as many lives — especially civilian lives — are highly at risk in that region. senior sources at the arcadia group have told the bbc they do not expect any last minute rescue of the clothing empire built up by sir philip green. around 13,000 people are employed by the group, which owns uk high street brands such as topshop, dorothy perkins and burton.
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speaking to the bbc, an insider dismissed talk of any possible rescue. administrators could be appointed as early as monday. our business correspondent katy austin gave me this update. arcadia group did have problems before the coronavirus pandemic. it is absolutely true, though, that the restrictions that have come with coronavirus, shops having to close for a period of time, have really added to those difficulties and yes, it does look like arcadia is set to enter administration at some point tomorrow. in practical terms, the stores would continue to trade for the time being, although of course they can't yet in england until later in the week, but when they do reopen they would carry on trading and the search for a buyer or buyers for those brands really starts. i think it is fair to say that his style of business had become slightly outdated and yes, his brands weren't as quick as others to seize on the opportunities of digital. others, you might think of boohoo, have done very well out of online retail and lots of competition
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on the high street as well. i think it is worth mentioning at this time, there is going to be a focus in the coming weeks and months on other things like pensions as well because we do think the arcadia group has had a deficit in its pensions funds, which potentially runs into hundreds of millions of pounds. it is not like members of those schemes are going to lose everything, that is not the case. if administration happens the pension fund will go into what you would think of as a lifeboat, the pension protection fund, but they would lose something of their value, probably around 10%. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris. hello there. the weather has stagnated under an area of high pressure. the winds haven't been strong enough to move the weather along and so it has been another grey and cloudy day, with some mist and fog patches lingering into the afternoon. across north—east scotland, there was some sunshine here. staying pretty chilly, temperatures in parts of aberdeenshire just getting a couple of degrees above freezing and we also saw a little bit of sunshine for parts of wales
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and south—west england, otherwise, we have all been stuck underneath the sheet of cloud. overnight, mist and fog patches again across england and wales, visibility improving for a time in the southern uplands as rain spreads across scotland and northern ireland, with the rain turning heavier later in the night across western scotland. on monday, this wet weather will be pushing its way southwards but as the front bringing the rain moves southwards, it will weaken, so the rain won't amount to much across the south. sunshine follows across northern scotland, but we will see colder air moving in here, with temperatures of around 7 through the afternoon, otherwise, about 8 to 10 degrees is the high. that's your weather.
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good evening, just coming up to
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6:30pm. the headlines... the foreign secretary says the government is "listening" to conservative mps who are unhappy with the latest coronavirus restrictions for england. having a vote on the regulations injanuary, with a sunset in february if that doesn't pass again, i think, is the right combination of accountability and transparency, with taking the measures that the public need now. the french formula 1 driver romain grosjean escapes a huge crash at the bahrain grand prix, which saw his car split in two and erupt into flames. the race has started and has finished. former f1 driverjohn watson said romain grosjean had a lucky escape. that was an accident that had, sadly, fatality written all over it. it was appalling to watch. the images, i've watched them again and again and again. i'm still shocked by what i watched. president trump says he will continue to fight the results of the us presidential election, telling fox news his "mind will not change in six months". let us work, let us work. the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, continues talks in london over a post—brexit trade deal, but fishing is still a sticking point.


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